Digital and Social Media Marketing: A Results-Driven Approach is an exciting new industry-led, research-informed and results-driven guide to digital commerce. Its examples draw from SMEs and from Europe to offer a unique perspective for those learning about digital marketing and, having been developed in close collaboration with the Search Engine Marketing Trade Association (SEMTA), it is a reliable source of prevailing industry standards for practitioners at the cutting edge of their trade. Unlike other digital marketing texts, this accessible textbook gives special consideration to the ethical challenges raised by an increasingly digital world. Equally unique is the book’s Digital Business Maturity Model, which offers organisations a clear roadmap for understanding their relative levels of technology adoption. Embracing the true spirit of Digital and Social Media Marketing, the book will be the first of its kind in this field with digital learning materials, case studies and exercises available in a supporting Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The MOOC will enhance learners’ experience and create an interactive international learning community. This book will provide a hands on, accessible and user friendly platform to turn skills and knowledge into strategic advantage. Ideal for postgraduate learners, instructors interested in providing a unique and up-to-date learning experience and for SMEs and practitioners aiming to be at the cutting edge of Digital and Social Media Marketing.
This book examines issues and implications of digital and social media marketing for emerging markets. These markets necessitate substantial adaptations of developed theories and approaches employed in the Western world. The book investigates problems specific to emerging markets, while identifying new theoretical constructs and practical applications of digital marketing. It addresses topics such as electronic word of mouth (eWOM), demographic differences in digital marketing, mobile marketing, search engine advertising, among others. A radical increase in both temporal and geographical reach is empowering consumers to exert influence on brands, products, and services. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digital media are having a significant impact on the way people communicate and fulfil their socio-economic, emotional and material needs. These technologies are also being harnessed by businesses for various purposes including distribution and selling of goods, retailing of consumer services, customer relationship management, and influencing consumer behaviour by employing digital marketing practices. This book considers this as it examines the practice and research related to digital and social media marketing.
Teaching photographers how to use social media to grow their businesses With the rapid rise of both digital photography and social media, amateur photographers can now turn what was once a hobby into a thriving business. Social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Flickr offer loads of exciting marketing opportunities. This practical guide from a well-respected professional photographer shows you how to take advantage of social media to grow a profitable photography business. If you've been wondering which social media sites to use, how to use them, how often to use them, and more, this book is for you. Guides you through how to market your photography business on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and other social media sites Shows you how to translate your use of social media into increased profits Helps you answer such questions as "Which sites should I use?" and "How do I get started?" Provides invaluable testimonials from top photographers discussing their social media business success stories Guides you through inspiring brand evangelists through social media Teaches important survival tips for your social media program In addition to the powerful strategies, interviews were conducted with thought leaders in the photo industry -- Kenny Kim, Zach and Jody Gray, Jerry Ghionis, Becker, Jasmine Star, Catherine Hall, and Grace Ormonde -- to provide you with all-star tips and tricks. Whether you're just starting a professional photography business or are a seasoned pro looking for good advice on using social media to promote yourself, Social Media Marketing for Digital Photographers is the book you need.
Strategies in Utilizing Consumer-Generated Content
Author: Emi Moriuchi
Category: Business & Economics
Faced with constant changes in consumer behavior, marketers are seeking various tools to promote and market their brands. Among those tools, the most impactful is consumer-generated content (CGC). CGC is viewed as consumers' vote of confidence, which is a form of social proof. CGC allows consumers to be involved with the companies' marketing strategy. Brands and companies have enabled consumers to be producers of original content, cocreators for an existing brand, and curators for trending ideas in the marketing place. The author explains why it is even more important today that brands need consumers' voices to advocate their brands. In this lively and practical book, she uses theories to explain consumers' psychology and offers practical examples of which social media platforms are conducive to CGC and why. In addition, she explains how consumers use CGC in different countries, the importance of influencer marketing, and ultimately teaches the strategy of using CGC effectively.
PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING addresses 89 of the most compelling and important issues that marketers face on a regular basis when it comes to social media, providing advice and insight on how to deal with each issue from the perspective of two thought leaders in this arena: Stephanie Agresta from Porter Novelli and B. Bonin Bough from PepsiCo. Together, they discuss what social media is, how it has changed the marketing landscape, how to implement a tactical and strategic social media plan across your organization, how to best measure the ROI of a social media campaign, and more.
This book is a concise, insightful, and actionable series of chapters that communicate strategic and timeless fundamentals to help organizations, companies, and brands develop and manage their social media marketing efforts. These fundamentals include defining your purpose and objective based on what your brand or organization stands for, understanding your consumer/customer, developing a content marketing strategy, applying the social media ecosystem perspective, knowing where (through which social channels) to communicate your content, generating consumer insights from online social dialogue, defining key performance indicators (KPIs), and generating relevant analytics that help define your organization's or brand's success against key measures (and not merely reporting raw data). In short, this book is intended to provide the reader (whether an upper-level undergraduate or MBA student, social media manager, or executive) much needed perspectives and frameworks on developing and managing an effective social media strategy. The authors will leverage their extensive industry experience along with much of the current and original research that they are conducting in the field of social media marketing.
In 1994, Rust and Oliver were predicting the death of traditional, outbound advertising stating that, by the year 2010, new media and the new marketing will be the dominant paradigm. While traditional advertising is still up and running, the second part of the prophecy is not far from the truth. Viral marketing is a significant part of the new marketing dominant paradigm, with viral advertising spreading in the new media and even in traditional media. Given the significant importance of viral marketing in the modern business era and the evolution of new media and marketing, this book will offer an in-depth look at viral marketing not only from theoretical point of view, but also from a more fun, practical perspective. We begin with a short overview of the history and evolution of the viral marketing term. As well, differences between connected terms, such as marketing buzz, will be explored. The book will discuss the viral marketing toolkit and explore the use of each tool in social media. Viral advertising, as a significant tool and source of viral message, will be discussed in detail and examples of various companies viral campaigns will be described. The discussion will also focus on how and where businesses can post messages with viral objectives and which consumer segment is the focus of the initial targeting initiative. How to contend with negative viral campaigns is another topic of interest debated in the text. This book is intended for a broad audience, including students and professors in business and communication schools as well as marketing practitioners
Social media has given marketers a way to connect with consumers in an unprecedented and revolutionary way, but the very newness of this medium is as challenging as it is exciting, particularly to those who aren't 'digital natives'. This is the first textbook for students that offers a step by step guide to this newly dominant marketing discipline. Mirroring its sister text Digital Marketing: a Practical Approach, this book is grounded in solid academic underpinnings, but has a lighter, hands-on approach that is perfect for shorter courses and additional reading. Chapter exercises not only help develop knowledge, but test the learners' understanding of how the various concepts and models are best used by requiring them to investigate how they are best applied in real-world scenarios. The book is supported by the author's excellent website, which includes links to continually updated statistics as well as articles that keep the reader in touch with the constant changes to this dynamic area. Topics covered in this book include: Social networking Consumer reviews Social service and support Real-time social media marketing Blogging Viral marketing and influencers Advertising on social media And much more. An Introduction to Social Media Marketing is the first of its kind and ideal reading for students who want to work in a digital marketing environment, as well as the traditional marketer who wants to get to grips with this vibrant, and potentially lucrative facet of present-day marketing.