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The #SMfastfwd Top 25 Social Media Quotes for 2011


Below you will find the #SMfastfwd Top 25 Social Media Quotes for 2011.  I’d like to thank all who rated, commented on, and/or nominated quotes through Best quotes on social media: nominations and ratings during this process .  I’d also like to thank the review panel who have contributed so much to #SMfastfwd and to this process: Lauren Ashley Miller (@LoAshley), Deb Rexon (@DKRex), Tom LeVeque (@TRLeVeque), Bridget Willard (@RigginsConst), Tammy Tilley (@TammyTilley), Elliot Volkman (@E5V), Jan Gordon (@janlgordon), Kimba Green (@kimbagreen), Claudia Saleh (@claudiabia), Sam Allgood (@samallgood) & Meg Colombo (@VisitFingerLake).

1.  onecoconut: we find that these days, consumers want more than just a gr8 brand, they want a great COMPANY, that they can truly believe in and SM seems to help people with that. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.08.10)

2.  BSStoltz: I like to say that Twitter is like a bar, FB is yr living room & LinkedIn is the local chamber of commerce. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.08.10)

3.  C_Pappas: I value replies and retweets much more than followers. Getting a reaction is a much better indicator of what I am doing. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.15.10)

4. Pistachio: Say it together, you want *BETTER* followers not *MORE* followers. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.15.10)

5.  ASegar: Over and over again I find my SM connections turn into great meaningful face-to-face relationships. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.15.10)

6.  WhosYourAnnie: Always track. If not getting the best results, modify your strategy and continue. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. (on #SMfastfwd, 11.24.10)

7.  shelisrael: SM serves as my editor, fact checker, idea tester, kindest and harshest critic. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.15.10)

8.  shonali: Companies aren’t losing control; didn’t have it to begin with. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.01.10)

9.  “With social media, you can get answers to questions you never thought to ask” (quoted by @loicmo)

10.  Social media is an ingredient, not an entree. Jay Baer (@jaybaer), “18 Social Media Quotes My Wife Is Sick of Hearing Me Say”, Convince & Convert

11.  transpr: we have ability to be our own “newsroom” to communicate directly with public. No more middle men. (on #SMfastfwd, 11.10.10)

12.  Keri_Mellott: #Socialmedia gives companies/brands a platform to speak and 2 mics – one for them, and one for the audience. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.08.10)

13.  ASegar: The concept (which I didn’t invent) of “the people formerly known as the audience”. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.15.10)

14.  Pistachio: My “4 word guide” to Twitter/social media/(life): Listen. Learn. Care. Serve. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.15.10)

15.  robbinphillips: Participation does not equal engagement. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.15.10)

16.  Traditional Media is a marketing monologue. Social Media is a marketing dialogue. This is a paradigm shift that scares… many traditional marketers. @TopSpinRob

17.  “See social media as the greatest disruptive gift you’ve ever been given,” said Hank Wasiak @hankwasiak.

18.  NCCmeet: Interactions with the public are selfless. SM is not to promote yourself but to share info and expect nothing in return (on #SMfastfwd, 11.10.10)

19.  maddiegrant: Social media helps build relationships with people you never in a million years thought you could reach and chat with. (on #SMfastfwd, 12.15.10)

20.  MathenyJenny: Social is about being personal & having a convo. W/O that personal touch, social will fail. (on #SMfastfwd, 11.10.10)

21.  BSStoltz: #SM amplifies my who I can reach and who reaches me – and shortens the learning curve. (on #SMfastfwd, 11.10.10)

22.  “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?” – Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog (@ThisisSethsBlog)

23.  “Twitter represents a collective collaboration that manifests our ability to unconsciously connect kindred voices through the experiences that move us. As such, Twitter is a human seismograph.” – Brian Solis (@briansolis), Principal of FutureWorks

24.  “The hardest thing for marketers is to turn over the brand experience to the community and let them define it.” – Eric Erwin, executive vice president of marketing and product development at Wilton

25.  Linkedin is for people you know. Facebook is for people you used to know. Twitter is for people you want to know. (I know this one isn’t mine. Not sure who came up with it originally) Jay Baer (@jaybaer), “18 Social Media Quotes My Wife Is Sick of Hearing Me Say”, Convince & Convert

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  1. December 29, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks Jay. One of my goals this year is to help more people figure out how they can effectively participate in the dialogue. Because of this dialogue it is a new paradigm and consumers now have a great opportunity to shape and direct the companies they work with. Companies also have an obligation to train their employees and associates in the art of communicating to the customers. Every company communication in this marketing dialogue is now a either a positive or a negative brand statement and message. There is no such this as a neutral brand statement. If done properly this dialogue can help build, solidify and galvanize brands to levels not seen before.

  2. December 30, 2010 at 4:11 am

    This turned out so well! Thanks for all the math effort in calculating this the way you did. All these quotes are awesome and the rankings are right on.
    What a great compilation!

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