31 Social Media Tips and Thoughts from Industry Leaders

Do you know what social media is exactly?Social Media Tips and Thoughts

Have you ever tracked or analyzed why big brands and organizations are achieving their business goals continuously with social media?

I have seen most probably business owners and even internet and social media marketers (not experts) who doesn’t know what social media is, thinks that social media is a selling platform for their products and services. These kinds of people just work on social media platforms to promote what they offer directly without building any pre-relationship with the people.

After watching all this and getting surrounded by selling thoughts of business owners on social media, I started research and found social media tips and thoughts by industry leaders including internet and social media marketing experts, CEOs and founders of big brands.

Let me share these social media tips and thoughts with you here which will give exact idea what social media is and how it works for your business to meet with desired goals.

Mari Smith: We must develop a thick skin. With an unshakeable sense of self and a commitment to being compassionate – nothing will faze you.

Viveka vonRosen: LinkedIn is a channel to increase, not a tool to replace, your networking efforts, and it is an excellent vehicle to facilitate some facets of your marketing and business strategies.

Melonie Dodaro: If you really want to rock social media, you’ve got to be fearless and build relationships.

Chris Brogan: Social media puts the public into PR and the market into marketing.

Michael Hyatt: Most of us have experienced wow moments. We just haven’t taken time to think deeply about them.

Pam Moore: You can never go wrong by investing in communities and the human beings within them.

Kim Garst: Social media is a conversation. Take some time to listen to what others are sayings and respond. Don’t just talk at people.

Lori Ruff: Social media is here. It’s not going away; not a passing fad. Be where your customers are in social media.

Ann Handley: Good content always has an objective, it’s created with intent. It therefore carries triggers to action.

Scott Stratten: Stop Marketing. Start engaging.

Marsha Collier: Content-based marketing gets repeated in social media and increases word-of-mouth mentions; it’s the best way to gather buzz about a product.

Jay Baer: Social media creates kinship between companies and Customers.

Chris Voss: What your mind envisions – so your live will surely sow.

Seth Godin: “Build it, and they will come” only works in the movies.  Social Media is a “build it, nurture it, engage them, and they may come and stay”.

Pete Cashmore: Privacy is dead, and social media hold the smoking gun.

Warren Whitlock: My goal is to spark something within the reader and allow it to initiate an idea they then can grow.

Avinash Kaushik: Social media is like teen sex. Everyone wants to do it. No one actually knows how. When finally done, there is surprise it’s not better.

Brian Solis: Social Media is about sociology and psychology more than technology.

Erik Qualm: Successful companies in social media function more like entertainment companies, publishers, or party planners than as traditional advertisers.

Lori Taylor: Going viral is not an outcome; it’s a happening. Sometimes it happens; sometimes it doesn’t. Just remember, fans are vanity and sales are sanity.

Jonah Peretti: A creative idea plus a fresh network is the best way to go from zero to millions.

David Meerman: Social media are tools. Realtime is a mindset.

Mike O Nail: If you don’t start in the right spot, you are going to lose the game before you even get started.

Dan Schawbel: What makes you weird, makes you unique and therefore makes you stand out.

Guy Kawasaki: You really can’t spend money on social media unless you really try. Social media is really more about effort than expense.

Joe Pulizzi: Content marketing is more difficult, takes more time, but has a greater payoff in the long run. I think people are starting to get it, and social media is helping.

Ted Coine: Change is the result of insurmountable market pressure.

Mark Schaefer: Content is the currency of the social web and sharing that content is the catalyst to new relationships and business benefits.

Mike Gingerich: Understanding and then speaking the language of your audience is the key to social media engagement.

Peter Thomson: Social media isn’t something that you “do”, instead you have to “be” social.

David Amerland: Social media is the empowerment of the individual at the expense of the system.


What do you think about these tips? Do you have any social media tip in your mind? Share your ideas and opinions in comments section below.