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The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenueby Shama Kabani
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The Ultimate Primer and How-To Guide for Social Media Marketing
In the two years since the first edition became a global bestseller, the world of social media has grown and changed enough to require an updated guide.
Whether you use social media now or not, people are already talking about your company online. By becoming part of the conversation in a more meaningful way, you can start connecting directly to your customers and clients and finding new ones right away with ease and efficiency.
Social media marketing isnt like traditional marketing—and treating it that way only leads to frustration and failure. In The Zen of Social Media Marketing, Shama Kabani, social media expert and president of The Marketing Zen Group (MarketingZen.com), teaches you the “Zen” of using social media tools to find your own marketing nirvana.
With a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Chris Brogan and updated content on Google+, online advertising, SEO, and more, the newest edition of The Zen of Social Media Marketing gives you:
• A comprehensive overview of why social media works and how to use it to drive traffic to your website and fan page
• A proven process to attract followers and fans and convert them into customers and clients
• The latest updates and step-by-step guidelines for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and group-buying sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial
• Tips on why, when, and how to use online advertising
• Essential advice on content marketing and targeted tactics to enhance your SEO
• New information on why self-expression is the true driver of social media use and how to leverage it for your business
• Insights from dozens of leading online marketers and entrepreneurs, with strategies for success
Social media is a crucial tool for success in business today. People are already talking about your business using social media, whether youre using it or not. By becoming part of the conversation, you can start connecting directly to your customers, as well as finding new ones, easily and inexpensively spreading the word about your products or services.
But social media marketing isnt like traditional marketing—and treating it that way only leads to frustration. Let Shama Kabani, social media expert and president of web marketing firm The Marketing Zen Group, teach you the zen” of social media marketing: how to access all the benefits of social media marketing without the stress!
With a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Chris Brogan, The Zen of Social Media Marketing outlines the most popular social media tools, from Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn, and teaches you how to use them, step by step. Kabani provides proven strategies for success from the businesses she works with every day, along with shortcuts and tips to help you make the most of your time and energy.
The Zen of Social Media Marketing is the last social media guide youll ever need: with the physical book you also get access to the exclusive online edition, which includes regular updates and video extras to make sure youre always on top of the latest in social media. This new edition includes the latest Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn updates, along with new information on Google+, social media advertising, and more.
About the Author
Web and TV personality. Bestselling author. International Speaker. Award winning CEO of The Marketing Zen Group—a global online marketing and digital PR company. Shama Kabani is the face of todays digital world, and represents the best her generation has to offer. She has aptly been dubbed the master millennial of the universe” and an online marketing shaman” by FastCompany.com, and is an oft-quoted social media expert. Kabani has been featured by Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, The Huffington Post, and hundreds of blogs and social media outlets. Shes also an accomplished international speaker and hosts her own Web TV show, Shama.TV. The show addresses new media marketing topics, trends, people, and relevant perspectives. She also serves as a technology and new media correspondent for the media.
Kabani formed The Marketing Zen Group in 2009. Since then, the company has grown to include a team of 30 and clients that range from publicly held, Fortune 500 companies to privately held small businesses and non-profit organizations. The company serves clients worldwide, including companies in Europe, Asia, and Central and South Americas. Since its start in 2009, average company growth is 400 percent. She holds a masters degree in organizational communication from the University of Texas at Austin and prides herself in being a constant learner. In 2009, Bloomberg Businessweek honored Kabani as one of the Top 25 under 25 entrepreneurs in North America. In 2010, Kabani won the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award. In 2011, Entrepreneur magazine featured her as one of four Super Sonic Youth, dubbing her a zen master of marketing.”
When not working directly with her clients or shooting her shows, Kabani travels the world speaking on business, entrepreneurship, and technology. She is passionate about empowering youth and works closely with the Young Entrepreneur Council in fostering youth entrepreneurship around the world. In 2011, she was the only woman delegate invited by the U.S. State Department to mentor tech entrepreneurs in Cairo as part of President Obamas initiative in the region.
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