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The Two Sides Of Social Media Marketing

by · November 6, 2012

There’s an easy way to know if someone really understands social media marketing. Listen to them talk for a while and see if they ever mention the underside of it. Most everyone can walk through blogging, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and the various tactical executions of social media. “This is how you can use these channels to connect with your audience in more compelling ways,” is typically the conclusion of their talk.

If they go no further, they’ve only gone half way.

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Is Hiring The Key To Social Success?

by · November 5, 2012

Few people know Scott Stratten, he of @Unmarketing fame and author of a book by that name and the new Book of Business Awesome, has a background in human resources. When you learn that, you typically, do a double take and think, “Wha?” But it’s true.

Scott and I caught up last week to talk about his upcoming keynote at Explore Portland (ticket form below) and wound up diving into a discussion about the feasibility of hiring being critical to your success as a social business and in social media marketing. In short, you can’t force awesome from unawesome employees. So hiring is a step in the process. Jump into the video and hear what Scott has to say:

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