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Twitter Turns to the Humans

Big news in Twitter land. At long last Twitter has decided to take control of our chaotic streams. Within the next few months Twitter will be unveiling “Project Lightning” – a human-powered curated feed by Twitter’s editorial team dedicated to providing useful information in real time based on what it considered to be the big stories of the day. From Wired: “The curated feeds will be separate from your Twitter timeline, access via a new button in its mobile app.

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Suzie McCarthy

Posted on June 19, 2015 by Suzie McCarthy

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The Future of Collaboration with Mark Babbitt, CEO of YouTern

In this episode of Substance, CEO Bryan Kramer sits down with Mark Babbitt, CEO of YouTern, President of @SwitchandShift, and co-Author of A World Gone Social.

With a strong background in talent development and youth mentorship, Mark reveals how he helps the future generation find their passion. He also challenges viewers to reflect on work ethic and explains what it takes to stand out amongst the crowd. Lastly, Mark stresses the importance of social business, the future of collaboration, and …

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Joey Lopez

Posted on June 10, 2015 by Joey Lopez

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Social Selling: The Experts Weigh-in

We asked Onalytica’s, Top 50 Social Selling Influencers to tweet an answer to the following question: What’s the biggest challenge organizations will face as they look to implement social selling?
We then used these answers to compile a crowdsourced blog post. It is our hope that this post encourages further conversation around this topic. Enjoy.

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Suzie McCarthy

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Suzie McCarthy

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3 Things Marketers Must Know About Instagram’s New Update

Last week I noticed the App Store calling for my attention in need of an update. Usually I don’t get too excited over updates since the majority of the time they are something lame like ‘Bug Fixes’, but this wasn’t the case. Instead, this was Instagram’s latest update that will put smiles on the faces of marketers and advertisers everywhere.

Here are the 3 things you should know about the new Instagram Update:

1.Instagram Now Loops Video

Step aside, Vine. …

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Joey Lopez

Posted on February 09, 2015 by Joey Lopez

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A H2H Approach to Influencer Lists

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re drowning in Influencer Lists? They’re everywhere and tend to be quite redundant. Most draw upon the same simple set of Klout-style metrics combined with profile keywords and, lets be honest, could just as easily be called Insiders rather than Influencers.

Last week a report came out from Onalytica listing the 100 Top Social Selling Influencers and Brands for 2015 with a different take. Rather than a “Who’s Who” approach based on followers …

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Suzie McCarthy

Posted on February 03, 2015 by Suzie McCarthy

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Our Commitment to Social Selling

PureMatter is proud and excited to be recognized by Onalytica as a top 50 social selling brand. Our commitment to social selling has been a long and steady journey, that has helped us create a strong set of social selling processes, programs, and workshops.

Social selling has certainly arrived as a topic worthy of any marketers time.  Yet social selling still remains an unattainable practice for so many organizations.   This new Onalytica list should help as a guide to assist …

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Ryan Campbell

Posted on January 29, 2015 by Ryan Campbell

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Working #H2H: Building Community

Last year our CEO Bryan Kramer ended a talk at a Brand Innovators event with a simple black and white slide saying: “There is no more B2B or B2C. It’s H2H: Human to Human.” Photos were taken, tweets were retweeted and the #H2H phenomenon was born.

There is a reason that the statement is in present rather than future tense. H2H is a fait accompli. It is simply a matter of the corporate world catching up to it – which …

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Suzie McCarthy

Posted on January 23, 2015 by Suzie McCarthy

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Can Instagram Clean the Planet?

Since their initial launch in 2010, Instagram has grown into one of the largest social communities with over 200 Million active users who post 60 Million photos a day on average. This mass community leverages this photo-sharing tool to showcase their filtered(or unfiltered) works of art to the masses. Marketers are already turning towards Instagram to create rich content that will engage their customers, but what if we started using social media and Instagram for social good? Better yet, what …

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Joey Lopez

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Joey Lopez

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An Ice Cream Truck that Tweets and Other Tales from Ben & Jerry’s

Jay Curley, the Senior Global Marketing Manager at Ben & Jerry’s, spoke with Bryan Kramer during a Purematter Substance webinar on the importance of creating authentic experiences for customers.

Ben & Jerry’s takes fun very seriously. Jerry, their co-founder, said “If it’s not fun why do it?” They are infamous for their humorous approach to flavor names- from  “Chubby Hubby “to “Karamel Sutra” and my favorite—“Everything But The…”.

In our webinar, Jay revealed that Ben & Jerry’s is much more …

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Suzie McCarthy

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Suzie McCarthy

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Mass Personalization Through Digital with Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research

In this episode of Substance, President Bryan Kramer speaks with Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder & Chairman at Constellation Research, Inc. Ray discusses in this 20-minute interview how he manages a hectic travel schedule with the help of social media as both a family and business man. Ray shares how his arrival on the tech scene was ironic including his early years as an analyst at PeopleSoft sparking his passion for trends and product strategy during the quickly evolving digital …

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Joey Lopez

Posted on March 13, 2014 by Joey Lopez

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