Tag Archives: Teaching social media marketing

#Cluetrain Derailed!

The Cluetrain is derailed.

Last Spring Adage pronounced that “There is no more social media marketing: just advertising… The idealistic end to business as usual, as “The Cluetrain Manifesto” envisioned, never happened… After a promising start — a glimmer of hope — we’re back to business as usual.”

My first social media marketing class was Spring 2012. I proclaimed that “marketers must drop the megaphone – broadcasting or shouting at customers and prospects is dead! We must engage and have a CONVERSATION.” Our group projects were to work with organizations to show them how to have that conversation….

Tomorrow I will face two new sections of my SMM class.

I require them to be Google AdWord certified. Continue reading

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What is hot – Learning from my Students: Teaching SMM

“… If you want to master something, teach it.” – Yogi Bhajan

Some insights on social media platforms from my students in 2013/14 SMM classes:
– Instagram is THE ONE; Vine is only for professionals.
– Facebook is where new mothers and grandparents exchange baby pictures… And freshman post embarrassing pics that they must erase before graduation. (More) Continue reading

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Tips on #Teaching #Social #Media Marketing: Another Hangout!

Four members of the LinkedIn group “Teaching Social Media Marketing…” – Don Stanley, Jeremy Floyd, Matthew Kushin, and Gary Schirr – met for a Google+ Hangout to come up with 25 tips to improve teaching social media marketing. Continue reading

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Teaching SMM – METRICS #2 Activity Measures

A starting point to the measures and metrics for social media is an overview of an organization’s activities on social media. It is easy to track activity and it is becoming easier as the social media sites improve their tracking summaries. Continue reading

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