Nobody should be hiding from social media marketing anymore. There has been plenty of time to test the waters and see how you can apply it to your business. Social media has created a platform for instant communication and targeted web traffic that nobody should be avoiding. Here is a collection of social media resources that are sure to help you make your way through all the conversations online.
“Now you’ve gone and done it. You’ve come across a list so enormous, so useful, and so awesome, our futile attempts to describe it have been lost in the tubes of cyberspace.We’ll just say this: No matter what you’re into — Twitter,Facebook, Mobile Apps, Business Development, or good-old-fashioned YouTube hilarity — you will find it below.”– Mashable
‘Social Media has emerged as a strategic business promoting tool for virtually every organization with online presence, to gain rapid exposure on Internet. Investing in social media has become a norm in large number of companies for getting better feedback, low cost passive advertising and valuable direct interaction with customers.’– Mint Blogger
How are marketers planning to allocate budgets this year? What percentage of Fortune 100 companies are on Twitter? Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives? What social media tool helps small business double their reach on Twitter? How do B2B social media marketing practices differ from B2C companies? What percentage of web searches stop after page one of the results? How much do small businesses spend on search engine marketing? How many journalists also maintain blogs?– Social Media Today
“I wanted to compile a list of some of the best websites, blogs, services and resources on social media that you may not know. We all spend so much time on the same sites online that sometimes it can feel like we have blinkers on and that we miss all the good stuff. I spend lots of my time researching posts for this blog and find some of the resources below invaluable for that task. You may know some or even many of the names on this list but hopefully you’ll find a couple of gems in there that you can bookmark and use for future use…”– Simple Zesty
“Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. And as any blogger can tell you, PR pros understand this, as witnessed by the incredible increase in blogger outreach “pitches” from corporate PR departments and firms over the past two years.”– Webbiquity
“It’s interesting what you can find when you look around a bit on Google. I thought I’d look for a few new ebooks to read. I found 20 different ones that might be interesting to you. It never hurts to get a few different perspectives. In all cases, the first link is to a PDF file, the second link is to the site where it’s hosted.”– Chris Brogan