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Top 5 Social Media Fails of 2012

December 18, 2012
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Every experienced social media manager knows that social media can be unpredictable. Sometimes, you expect one kind of response from your social followers, but get something completely different instead. As a result, we have social media campaigns that go viral in the blink of an eye and online campaigns that become total failures and even cause quite a lot of damage to the company’s reputation. But not everything is unpredictable in this life, and certain conclusions can be drawn from other people’s so-called social media fails....

 

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Social Media : It's Who You Know
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I'm a big fan of social media. I jumped on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, etc., but it didn't occur to me until recently that social media could help direct marketers by leveraging influencers. In other words, I was a purist—I was communicating on social media for the pure joy of talking to people, meeting them and learning. I didn't think about it as leveraging anyone, but there is something to be said for targeting respected followers and encouraging them to recommend you.
 

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