10 Inspirational Social Media Quotes

By on April 25, 2011

Sometimes you need to step back and absorb some advice from the masters, so we’ve decided that today’s post should include the great words of wisdom – from the brightest and best social media experts. So here they are, Social Media Magic’s 10 best quotes from experts around the world.

 

#1: Brian Solis

“Evolution is evolution – and it’s happened before us and will continue after we’re gone. But, what’s taking place now is much more than change for the sake of change. The socialization of content creation, consumption and participation, is hastening the metamorphosis that transforms everyday people into participants of a powerful and valuable media literate society.”

 

#2: Seth Godin

“How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?”

 

#3: Chris Perry, Webershandwick President

“If you’re a brand marketer looking at this as a creative way of just getting that one-time transaction done, you’re not recognizing the power of social media and how consumers are playing in the marketing space.”

 

#4: Frank Cooper, Chief Marketing Officer, (PepsiCo)

“You as a brand have to be completely confident about your position, because you will get criticism. You will have a negative reaction. If you didn’t get a negative reaction, that means you’re standing neutral and you have no point of view. Who wants to participate in that?”

 

#5: David Armano, of Logic and Emotion

“Blogs are about sharing with authenticity. A good enterprise blog can help you really connect deeply with your customers in a meaningful way because the content is not only relevant but insightful and personal. I think most enterprises miss that point. When you do it right, your customers will walk away not only having learned something new but will also feel much more connected to your brand.”

 

#6: Marsha Collier, From Marsha Collier’s Musings

“The most successful marketer becomes part of the lives of their followers. They follow back. They wish happy birthday. They handle problems their customers have with products or service. They grow their businesses and brands by involving themselves in their own communities.”

 

#7: Eric Fulwiler, Forbes.com Social Media Strategist

“You need to clean out those old sources of your social-media diet that are no longer nourishing, dust the cobwebs off those old connections to keep them polished and valuable, and clean out the dirt from the corners of your social life where you haven’t ventured in months.”

 

#8: Karie Willyerd and Jeanne C. Meister, Harvard Business Review

“More companies are discovering that an über-connected workplace is not just about implementing a new set of tools — it is also about embracing a cultural shift to create an open environment where employees are encouraged to share, innovate and collaborate virtually.”

 

#9: Collis Ta’eed, Founder of Envato

“Game changing innovations are few and far between. They are usually simple concepts to describe but when they arrive it takes time to fully realize their importance and impact. Television was a game-changer, mobile phones were a game-changer, and blogging is also one.”

 

#10: Terry Brock, Marketing Coach

“We hated spam on email (still do). We don’t like it any more in the era of social networking. So stop it already! Yes, we know you have a “great way to make money on Twitter” on your site but frankly, we’re tired of hearing it! Instead, promote serious ways people can solve problems in their business. You add to your credibility and avoid being seen as a spammer.”

Great words to take with you when you’re planning your next social media campaign! Are there any great quotes we’ve left out? Add them below!

About John Souza

John Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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