Advertising 2.0 goes way beyond running banner ads on Web sites and explores the rapidly burgeoning world of social media marketing. Among other things, expert Tracy L. Tuten covers viral marketing, doing online research, advertising within online games, and leveraging online opinions to increase sales or grow a brand. She also describes—way out on the leading edge and sure to turn conventional advertising on its head—how smart marketers let consumers generate ad content for products and brands. While the trade press frequently publishes news of companies using innovative communications techniques, there are hardly any books telling people how to take the plunge into the newest forms of advertising. Advertising 2.0 presents the current state of online advertising, and best practices for using techniques like consumer-generated advertising, social networking, online product reviews, viral video, Second Life, alternate reality games, and more. It also includes case studies and examples of successes and mistakes. Companies and brands featured include Nine Inch Nails, Audi, 42 Entertainment, MySpace, YouTube, Dogster, Vodaphone, Leo Burnett, and others. Best, each method described includes guidelines for getting the most out of the technique, thereby letting advertisers cut through the clutter to touch the hearts of customers worldwide.
TRACY L. TUTEN is Associate Professor of Marketing at Longwood University. The author of over one hundred journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations, her research interests include Web-based survey methods, branding and identity, and online advertising. She serves on the editorial review board for Psychology and Marketing.
What if you’re not Apple or Nike? What if you’re a CPA, interior designer, real estate agent, architect, consultant, or insurance agent? What if you don’t have a huge marketing budget? Good news! A social media tool you’re already familiar with, LinkedIn, can attract new clients and customers–and, if you use it right, it’s much more powerful than you thought.
The time to start social media marketing was yesterday. Don't worry, though--this book will get you going today! 301 Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Your Marketing is packed with quick "snapshot" lessons for spreading your message and building customers—with little effort and virtually no cost. Designed to help you take action right away, each tip is presented in a stand-alone format to help you focus on what you need to do--and only what you need to do.
301 Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Your Marketing provides simple strategies for capitalizing on the top social media platforms like:
• BLOGS • MICROMEDIA • SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES • BOOKMARKING SITES • MULTIMEDIA SITES • REVIEW AND OPINION SITES • WIKIS
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How to set clear objectives for your social media initiative that link tightly with your overall marketing strategies.
Common objectives for a social media program range from driving Web site traffic to increasing customer engagement. But whatever your stated objectives are, only one thing is important: You need to integrate your social media campaign into your marketing campaign so that they can both show a quantifiable ROI.
Enterprise 2.0: How Technology, eCommerce, and Web 2.0 Are Transforming Business Virtually considers two levels of impact for organizations embracing Enterprise 2.0—macro and micro. Volume one considers the strategic components of the Enterprise, with emphasis on the specific tools available; applications in the organization such as content management, public relations, and cloud computing; and guidelines for protecting the organization, including legal best practices. Volume two considers the behavioral components of the Enterprise, including human resource implications and consumer behavior related to social media. The managerial implications of Enterprise 2.0 are also explored, with a focus on the use of virtual teams, recruiting with social media, and organizational behavior in a virtual environment, among other topics.
* Leading experts from both industry and academia cover the latest developments in Enterprise 2.0 social technologies
* Contributing authors share case studies and real-life examples from organizations applying Web 2.0 tools