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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The Essential How-To Guide for Social Media Marketing by Leading Expert Shama Hyder, Named “Social media’s zen master of marketing” by Entrepreneur magazine and One of LinkedIn’s “Top Voices” in Marketing & Social in 2015

In 2001, at the dawn of the millennium—and the digital marketing age—the first edition of The Zen of Social Media Marketing became a global hit. In the ensuing years, updated editions helped even more marketers, entrepreneurs, students, and professionals of all types navigate the sometimes-stressful world of social media. Now, this new, fully updated edition offers timely insight to the ways social media marketing has changed and specific steps to show you exactly how to thrive and profit with ease and efficiency.

Whether you’re a novice, struggler, or mastery-seeker, you already know that engaging in social media is no longer optional. People are talking about your company online and you need to be part of those conversations. However, social media marketing isn’t like traditional marketing—and treating it that way only leads to frustration and failure. In The Zen of Social Media Marketing, Shama Hyder, social media expert and president of The Marketing Zen Group, teaches you the “Zen” of using social media tools to find your own marketing nirvana.

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 social media trends and step-by-step guidelines for sites and apps such as Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and more
- Innovative tips for mobile design
- Essential advice on content marketing, email marketing, video, and targeted tactics to enhance your SEO
- All-new information on why, when, and how to use online advertising
- 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942952060
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 571,510
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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 Hyder is the face of today’s 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, and is an oft-quoted social media expert. Hyder 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. She’s 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.

Hyder 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 master’s degree in organizational communication from the University of Texas at Austin and prides herself in being a constant learner. In 2009, Bloomberg Businessweek honored Hyder as one of the Top 25 Under 25 entrepreneurs in North America. In 2010, Hyder 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, Hyder 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 Obama’s initiative in the region.

Table of Contents


1: Online Marketing Basics
2: Websites and Blogging
3: SEO
3: Social Media Marketing: What You Need to Know Before You Start
4: Facebook
5: Twitter
6: LinkedIn
7: Google Plus
8: Social Media Advertising
9: Digital PR
10: Web Video and Beyond
11: Content Marketing
12: Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Organization
13: A Final Word on Social Media: Tools for Attracting Even More Business

Burning Questions and Answers: Taking Questions and Dishing Out Answers and Advice Social Media Marketing Case Studies: Highlighting Real World, Best Practices Discussion Questions

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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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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)
jppoetryreader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very readable book that gives a good overview of the essential vehicles for social media. It was just the thing for me because it was straightforward and did not overwhelm me with too much information. As it is, I have tried somethings and will go back and reread it to try others I didn't implement the first time around. I'll be keeping this book on my shelf and would recommend it to others as an good introduction.(A three is about as high a score as I'm going to give a book of this kind. They don't wow me, which a book has to be on the edge of doing to get a 4 and to accomplish the feat for a 5).
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