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Neal Schaffer
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Modern day marketers are entrenched in a plethora of social networks, analytic tools, trade publications and more. We’re constantly looking for better ways to research, create and promote. We’re also pretty cynical. When we see pop-ups, banner ads, email…
When it comes to marketing, reddit can help you grow a laser focus on what's important. It will help you get better at trimming excess fat, so to speak.
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We all know that LinkedIn is the default social networking for business-to-business (B2B) social media marketing, but many forget that LinkedIn is also the social network that could also be where the most educated and affluent consumers are. While you…
We all know that LinkedIn is the default social networking for business-to-business (B2B) social media marketing, but many forget that LinkedIn is also the
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You're leading the chat in this area- good one Neal! +Neal Schaffer 
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Guest Blogging is Here to Stay: Respect the Content ... and the Creators

Good morning friends! Hope you had as awesome of a weekend as I had!

Today I published my newest podcast about guest blogging, both from a business as well as a content creator perspective. Enjoy!

Guest blogging is far from dead. This week, learn about relationships between brands and influencers and how to create a mutually beneficial exchange.
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  I really do believe there are six essential customer experience questions that must be answered, after all I wrote a post about it. My friend, Judy Gombita @jgombita was promoting this post and she specifically asked Augie Ray for his opinion. Augie is…
Do you ever get caught in the customer experience trap? What is the customer experience trap? Find out how POST can help.
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When you think of Facebook for your business, you probably think of Facebook Pages. But are you a member of any Facebook Groups? If not, consider this post a little push because Pages and Groups can go hand-in-hand to boost your Facebook marketing…
Facebook Groups can add a level of robustness to your Facebook Page. Here are four ways to use them.
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Saludos +maria molla !
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Social-media analytics company Socialbakers recently conducted a study concluding that photos perform most poorly among any other update on Facebook. Facebook’s latest algorithm update is likely in response to two things: perhaps a back-handed response to…
Hospitality brands are looking for new and enticing ways to market their restaurants, bars and hotels. Find out how Facebook marketing with video can help.
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agreed just did a test and had 400% increase in reach
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We are naturally drawn to people. Like the wildlife around us we flock, gather, congregate, and engage in social surroundings because we are pulled like magnets to others. This is a good thing for your social marketing. There are people out there right…
There is a way to build brand ambassadors on social media. Here are some tips you can use to create a fellowship and cultivate your following.
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The biggest benefit of Google Plus is that it’s part of Google and therefore everything that you do helps with your Google search rankings. While the overcomplicated and underused Google Authorship program may not be in play any longer, ranking higher in…
Google Plus can give a big burst of Google love for your blog and social media. Learn how to use Google+ to boost your overall social media presence.
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Hosting Your Own Show is a Networking Gold Mine Think about the difference between these two offers which you’ll make to the rockstar in your space: I’d love to sit down and pick your brain for an hour or so. You’re invited to be a guest on my show which…
You and your business can enjoy the benefits of podcasting. Here is the truth about podcasting and how your business will prosper because of your podcast.
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Going through my old photos I realized that I had a gem ... a picture of what it looked like from the runway of the old Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong! Anyone else remember the hairy landings there?!?!? #hongkong   #hongkongphotos   #kaitakairport  
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YES +Micky Stuivenberg ! And it WAS a wild ride, wasn't it +mahmood chaudhry & +Jeff Shuey ?
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9 Concepts to Help Raise Your Social Media to the Next Level

Good morning friends! It continues to be a busy week as the Social Tools Summit picks up steam ... we now have 25 confirmed speakers and are close to having 10 tools vendors sign on as sponsors. I am truly ecstatic and thankful for all of the support that you have all given me to help make this happen!

Today I wanted to share you with a podcast from late last year where I talk about 9 concepts that I believe you should have a firm grasp on to help raise your social media to the next level. These concepts are going to be covered in more detail at my social media workshop in Bucharest, Romania on May 28 for those of you who can join. Enjoy!
Neal Schaffer gives you a preview into his agenda for an upcoming event in Romania, where he'll focus on 9 concepts to level up your social media.
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Social Media Speaker | Social Media Strategy and Social Business Consultant | Social Media Coach | Social Media Author
  • Maximize Your Social
  • Maximize Social Business
  • Espial
  • Rohm
  • Wind River
  • DataPath
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Social Media Strategy Consultant, Social Media Speaker, Social Media Author of "Maximize Your Social" and two LinkedIn books, founder of Maximize Social Business

Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer two years in a row and creator of the AdAge Top 100 Global Marketing Blog Windmill Networking (recently rebranded as Maximize Social Business), Neal is a global social media speaker who also teaches as part of the Rutgers University Mini Social Media MBA Program. As an author, Neal is best known for his definitive book on social media strategy creation, implementation, and optimization “Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Business Success” (Wiley)  but has also published two other award-winning and critically acclaimed social media books: ”Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing” and “Windmill Networking: Maximizing LinkedIn.”

As a leading social media speaker, Neal currently speaks on social media at dozens of corporate, professional association, and online events each year. In parallel, he continues to consult with, coach, and train clients on strategically leveraging social media for their business. Since launching his social media strategy consulting business in January, 2010, Neal has worked with dozens of companies, from small startups and solopreneurs to Fortune 500 enterprises and a Grammy Award-winning celebrity. In addition, Neal is also founder and editor-in-chief of Maximize Social Business, a leading social media for business resource featuring industry thought leaders.

Want to work together with Neal? He works with businesses in the following ways:

* Social media keynote speaker

* Social media strategy consulting 

* Social media coaching (strategy & implementation)

* Custom social media workshops

  • Amherst College
  • Beijing Normal University (Beijing)
  • Tunghai University (Taiwan)
  • International Christian University (Tokyo)
  • Rolling Hills High School
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Often people misspell my name: Neil Schaffer, Neal Schaefer, Neil Schaefer, Neal Shaffer, Neil Shaffer ... you get the picture ;-)
I recently leased a new car from Thomas Acura, and all I can say is that the experience was a most pleasant one. I never felt pressured, felt that all of my requests were met, and Fernando was one of the best car dealer salesperson I have ever engaged with. It was worth the drive out from Irvine to Covina, so if you live in Southern California, give Fernando a call - and tell him Neal sent 'ya ;-)
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