The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue by Shama Hyder, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue

The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue

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Social media is a crucial tool for success in business today. People are already talking about your business using social media, whether you’re 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

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Social media is a crucial tool for success in business today. People are already talking about your business using social media, whether you’re 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 isn’t like traditional marketing-and treating it that way only leads to frustration. Let Shama Hyder Kabani, president of Web marketing firm Marketing Zen and social media expert, 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. She 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 also the last social media guide you’ll 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 you’re always on top of the latest in social media.

From Library Journal:
“Highly recommended for anybody with anything to market online—including him- or herself.”

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"Highly recommended for anybody with anything to market online including him- or herself." —Library Journal Starred Review
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In the real world, how many new sales or job offers can you expect by attending a networking event and not speaking to anyone? How effective would it be to burst into a crowd of strangers, throw business cards at them, and abruptly disappear? Often, when individuals and businesses network via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, the results are frustrating and disappointing because the interaction with others is the online equivalent of these behaviors. Kabani (founder, Marketing Zen Group) posits that leveraging social media is not so very different from conventional marketing and networking: success is dependent first on establishing trust then cultivating the relationship. Through expert commentary and examples from her own work, Kabani effectively demonstrates that simple practices of goodwill and honesty can produce results far beyond any traditional marketing campaign, begetting a Zen-like pay-it-forward viral phenomenon that is strategically effective and financially rewarding. She provides detailed instructions for launching social media campaigns and sound guidance for fully leveraging and optimizing search engines, web sites, and blogs. VERDICT Kabani's assertion that this is "the last social media guide you'll ever need" has merit, as anyone purchasing this also has access to a continually updated online version. Highly recommended for anybody with anything to market online—including him- or herself.—Judy Brink-Drescher, Molloy Coll., Rockville Ctr., NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937856151
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
199,969
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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"Highly recommended for anybody with anything to market online including him- or herself." —-Library Journal Starred Review

Meet the Author


Shama Kabani (formerly Hyder) is the founder of The Marketing Zen Group, a full-service online marketing firm that serves clients around the world. Fast Company has dubbed her “an online marketing shaman and a millennial master of the universe.” She holds a Masters degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin. Her Web sites, marketingzen.com and Shama.tv have turned into high-traffic destinations for people looking for advice on how to successfully market their businesses online. Companies of all sizes and the media look to Shama to guide them when it comes to the vast world of social media marketing. She has been named one of the 10 Most Influential and Powerful Women in Social Media and, in 2009, Businessweek honored Shama as one of the Top 25 under 25 entrepreneurs in North America.

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The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Ashraf_Chaudhry More than 1 year ago
When it comes to the world of Social Media, I am prone to consider myself up to neck with the discipline (pardon me if I sound a bit inflated). However, Shama Kabani's book The Zen of Social Media Marketing proved me wrong. There were many tools that were totally new for me. I am thankful to young Shama for giving us a treasure trove on Social Media. I read the book in one sitting during road travel from Lahore-a provincial capital of Punjab to Islamabad---capital city of Pakistan. The book is simply 'unputdownable'. Every paragraph is full of tools and techniques to fully leverage the potential of tsunami of Social Media that is upon us and there is no running away from the grip of its rapacious waves. The Zen of Social Media Marketing deals in detail about Social Media Channels like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and video sharing sites and the world of blogging. On each top, Shama unfolds the best practices, valuable protocols and etiquettes and set of dos and don'ts. The book is a holy grail for beginners, intermediates and experts as wells. Whether you are entrepreneur or Social Media geek or a CEO managing your personal brand or a maverick marketer, Shama's The Zen of Social Media Marketing is a must. The world of Social Media is evolving at dizzying speed. Today's 'in' thing is tomorrow's blasé, I was just fearing that Shama's book will look like a product of stone age within, may be, six months. But she is intelligent to set up a system of topping up with latest trends and tools with her site. Thanks Shama for taking care of this aspect. You may read more about The Zen of Social Media Marketing at its blog. Recently, I spoke at Conference of Secretary Generals of Chambers & Commerce of Pakistan on "Policy Advocacy through Social Media", Shama's book helped me a lot to make my address effective. Thank you Shama for giving us such a wonderful gift. Look forward to its sequel very soon. Review by Ashraf Chaudhry: Sales & Marketing Trainer/author/Social Media Strategist from Pakistan (ashraf (at) ashrafchaudhry.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago