Here is my weekly review of social media marketing activities and a list of last weeks tweets with useful links, tips and resources… and some fun videos too.
Social Media Platforms
When I first started social media, I blogged. Once I felt comfortable with blogging I started microblogging on Twitter. Of course, I have a Facebook and LinkedIn profile as well as several profiles on other social media platforms. But I concentrated on learning how to connect with people on one platform at a time. And I have created content creation processes for both my blogs and Twitter.
New Social Media Content Flow
I remember some time at the beginning of the year I tried to find out what strategies businesses were using for the flow between social media platforms… and no one I spoke to understood the reason behind my question.
Today I have my own anwsers to this question of where I should input content and how to set up the automatic feeds most social media platforms propose to then place content on other social media platforms. I am a solo-professional and need to re-purpose and adapt the same content for different social media platforms.
Getting More Value From My Content
And I realize that what I am doing right now is wrong. Well, I am not getting as much value out of the content I produce as I can.
Up until now I have been placing too much unique content on Twitter and these tweets simply get lost in the massive flow of Twitter. Of course, this is one of the reasons why I write these weekly Tweet posts: to keep the information here and then “file” it away on my Resource pages.
But I am putting on the final touches to a new plan for publishing some content on Facebook first, and then feeding onto Twitter. This means that I will stop my Tweeter feed from being published on Facebook. And I will now publish some content on both platforms. That’s what I have been working on. More next week.
Last Week’s Cross-Cultural Twitter Interviews:
I had interviews with 2 people I admire, who both gave some great answers to the 10 Cross-Cultural and International Twitter Interview Questions. They are both worth reading.
Click here for previous Cross-Cultural Twitter Interviews. This week there are no Twitter Interviews planned. But they resume again the following week.
Last Week’s Cross-Cultural Tweets
- Running an International Email Marketing Program by @tamaragielen on BeRelevant: Email Marketing Best Practices Blog
- What is your best tip to improve cross-cultural communication skills?
- Using “Children of a Lesser God” To Teach Intercultural Communication – More on movies for cultural skills
- Want to close international sales faster? Improve your cross-cultural communication skills first
- Sietar – Intercultural Education, Training & Research
- Some Fun Videos On Muslims & Islam
- Empathy is the most important ingredient for cross-cultural communication
- Intercultural Competence – A SlideShare presentation by Prof. C.J.M. Beniers
- Do you think some jobs lead to better cross-cultural communication skills?
- Multilingual – A magazine cross- cultural communication
- RT @drkpking 4 Lessons About Change & Organizations From Intercultural Exchange with China
- RT @JapanIntercult @fritinancy @DR4WARD Current auto naming controversy = cross-cultural research?
- Tan Hong Ming – Our Children Are Color Blind
- How To Toast In Different Countries
- China success stories‘ funny videos
- Backwards Advertising
- China Junk Food Review
- The International Business Forum
- How to use International Lead Generation to Get International Clients
- How is the down economy effecting your international business development?
- International Seasoning by @finikiotis
- How does international business fit into your future strategy?
- If you don’t do any specific international marketing & get international sales, do you have an international business?
- IUCAB – International Union of Commercial Agents & Brokers – Do you need 1 of these 470000 sales agents to start your int’l biz?
- Dean Foster in on Growing Global
- Your own mindset is just as important to your international business as your product and your market
- RT @t_de_baillon @clarinette02 @axelhorns – Disruptive Innovations: Aspects of German And European Woes
- RT @GoldCoinPro U.K. gross domestic product unexpectedly dropped in 3rd quarter continuing longest recession on record
- A simple action plan with small consistent steps can get your international business started
- Who are the best sales experts to follow on Twitter? Here is a list of 50 @TopSalesExperts
- What are you doing to track your international sales?
- The Top 25 Ranked Blogs on Sales and Selling by @paul_mccord
- How does international business fit into your future strategy?
- Your products will have different benefits for your international clients. Find out what these are.
- RT @m4bmarketing What are your tips for keeping in touch with customers?
- British, Canadian and American Vocabulary
- RT @HorizonTweet Translate your website with Google: Expand your audience globally
- RT @esljobs Teach in China: The Volunteer Intercultural Project (VIP) China
- English Language Difficulties In Action – a fun video
- Improving the English language for Germans on @HoeferleConsult ‘s blog Southeast Schnitzel
- RT @familyonbikes @goplanit The top 10 places to teach English abroad
Multicultural, Cross-Cultural & International Marketing
- Stat.USA.gov – Another source for country- specific statistics – More international resources
- RT @davidhenderson Advice to PR people, communicators and their companies/clients … look at where the eyeballs are.
- RT @thamestrans – Top Tips on International Marketing by Globalisation and Localisation Association via @addthis
- Try to register your website with the leading search engines in each of the countries you want to sell to
- Great brainstorming questions to improve your multicultural marketing – free for subscribers
- How has international market research helped you to improve your international sales?
- International marketing connects with different cultures
- How to use the secret desires of your customers
- How are you adapting your email marketing to your international markets?
- The difference between the right word & almost right word is the difference between lightning & a lightning bug – M Twain – More quotes here
- Good communication doesn’t mean that you have to speak in perfectly formed sentences. Simple & clear go a long way. – J Kotter
- If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful – J Bezos
- The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way – Dale Carnegie
- Landscape shapes culture – Terry Tempest Williams
- It’s much easier to double your biz by doubling your conversion rate than by doubling your traffic – J Eisenberg
- All great truths begin as blasphemies – George Bernard Shaw
- UK Internet visits to Facebook increased by 86.1% between Sept 08 and Sept 09 @webpronews
- 3 Easy Ways to Share Selective Tweets on Facebook Pages
- Garys Social Media Count
- RT @LisbethTanz @seanmalarkey Rid your DM inbox of spam, auto DM’s & Mafia Invites (updated with new offenders).
- 50 Most Influential Bloggers of 2009 – enjoyed reading the reasons why these bloggers made it on the list
- Cross-Cultural & International People I recommend following on Twitter
- RT @Sampad Twitter – The Most Active Platform For Technology Brand Conversations In India
- World Map of Social Networks by @vincos
- @RT @lyceum @OPENForum Some Sites for Smoother Business Travel – American Express OPEN Forum
- RT @joanna_haugen 7 Questions with a Backyard Explorer, featuring @Travelwriticus
- RT @PaulineFrommer Vanishing cultural traditions you’ll want to travel to see before they disappear
- Looking for a place to spend Halloween? RT @globetrotteri 11 Places to Raise the Dead
- Great pictures from Taiwan @TWPhotographers found by @globetrotteri
- RT @globetrotteri How the Economy Affected 16 Travellers in 2009
- Free Wifi Guru: lists details of 93 connections in 53 locations throughout 22 countries worldwide
- RT @legalnomads also adds Cloisters, Bklyn Promenade & Chinatown for dim sum to @walkingnewyork NYC Bucket list
- Where Is The Best Country To Have A Small Business?
- RT @WebTVHub Why are Womanizers such popular characters in SitComs?
- Euro English – An Old Culture Joke
- Chinese Method To Multiply
- Let’s Play 007
- How to say no with the Empathy Sandwich by @sidsavara
- RT @clarinette02 @CNETNews France to adopt antipiracy three-strikes law
- The Fun Theory
- Cool music video “All You Need Is Love” via @HellenBach for BBC Children in Need
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