Trending Sources

Five Examples of Blogging Voices

Spin Sucks

The honest-to-goodness answer is … I have no idea! I’ll attempt a few tips and provide examples of bloggers’ styles that contribute to voice. Five Examples of Blogging Voices . These examples of styles, tone, personality, and delivery contribute to blogging voice. Today’s guest post is written by Jayme Soulati. What the heck is voice? Hint 3: Be natural.). Snark. Personal

29+ Actionable Content Writing Tips [+Examples]

Writtent Blog

Here are 29+ actionable content writing tips to help you, along with examples, statistics, and quotes. 1. If you give them specific examples of what to do after reading your content, they’re less likely to go looking for more specific information on other sites. Example: Don’t just tell your readers about that easy-to-make vegan cake that you made. Use the Active Voice.

Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP

Laurel Papworth

As voters and customers take over media creation and distribution through social media, they now have access to the same channels (audiences) that Corporate Marketing and Government PR have – which is why people can create awesome antimarketing and antiPr campaigns that activate large numbers of people to sign petitions, fundraise or change behaviours. Losing our communication rights.

Google Activates Their First New gTLD Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

Google has activated their first New gTLD domain name, which is For example, I did some New gTLD research that pitted some.COM domains with some new GTLDs. The post Google Activates Their First New gTLD Domain Name appeared first on Bill Hartzer. Nic.Google currently redirects to the Google Registry. HTTP/1.1·302·Found Connection:·close. Domain Names

The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers

Akamai Marketing

The Case For Active Users as Social Media Community Managers. I’ve really been thinking about this lately. I’m an advisor at Pacific New Media for a social media certificate program they are launching. Here’s an example: let’s say there is breaking news relevant to your brand or company. You’d be surprised at how often I hear “none.”

The Importance of Local Activation on Social Media: India


For example the recent release of the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has been shared across many platforms thanks to the success of its social media strategy, where the lead actress of the movie, Sonam Kapoor, asked everyone to share a dance (Dubsmash) to the title song from the film and shared the best entries on her Twitter and Instagram accounts. with a 14% user base). Content Sharing.

One Activity You Should Do On Your Blog Every Day


want to suggest a simple activity that I think can be almost as important as creating new content for your blog. For example adding a good visual or a collage of images can make a post more shareable on Pinterest. For example, 3 years ago I didn’t have any eBooks to sell, today on dPS we have 14. One Activity You Should Do On Your Blog Every Day. Select a Post.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2.  And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Hurra Torpedo campaign   Presentation sharing  Automotive  United States  Philippe Deltenre   Ford   Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page   Social networks  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Evans   adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Adenin Twitter   Microblogging / Microsharing  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Whittemore   ePi Tech Inc.

Wiki 46

How to Actively Use Facebook Post Insights to Improve Your Community Management


These are some examples of how to think when analysing the data. Tweet. Blog post written by Anders Mikkelsen, Analyst at Mindjumpers. Facebook Insights is a treasure box of information for community managers who want to see the effect of their brands’ wall posts, and optimize on future content. But where should you start in the masses of available data about your posts? Photo views. Likes.

Bloggers Aren’t Just Bloggers: A Solid Example of Multi-Channel Marketing

Convince & Convert

Bloggers also tend to be active on a plethora of channels since they. One of the many points that I illustrated in my post yesterday about a co-campaign that Daily’s Cocktails and Wholly Guacamole teamed up on was the value of a multi-channel marketing strategy. Read it here if you missed it, it’s a good one! ). Read the whole entry. » social media case studies

Three Frightfully Fun Examples of Brand Generated Halloween Social Media Content

Convince & Convert

From Facebook, to Twitter, Vine, and YouTube, check out these three clever content and promotion examples Petco, Tide and Crest have been scaring up leading into Halloween today. Leave a comment below with your favorite, or share another Halloween themed example that has a “scary good” wow factor! Happy Halloween! Petco’s Make A Scene Halloween Photo Contest. Seems crazy, right?

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies


The aim is to move beyond obscure results of social media activities towards more sophisticated and more accurate assessments, leading to better informed decision-making. Based upon your feedback, we created more activities and tools to assist you in implementing tailored solutions for your organization. Some goodies I’ve come across this week for you. 1. ” 2. ” 5.

How H&R Block Activated 90,000 Seasonal Tax Pros in Social Media

Convince & Convert

This week: From ExactTarget , a free white paper called “ 3 Truths Every CMO Needs to Know About Social Media and the Customer Experience “ From Expion , a case study about how H&R Block mobilized 90,000 tax professionals in social media using Expion to guide their activity. and Canada, about 71% of the daily users are active mobile users. Please Support Our Sponsors.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

billion monthly active users as of Sept. The third quarter marked a record quarter for adding daily active users year-over-year, as Facebook averaged 1.18 More than 80 percent of pages are active via mobile. He shared the example of Tide. Instagram has more than 500 million monthly actives and more than 300 million daily actives. billion. Ad revenue of $6.82

Cost 31

Business Led by Technology: How Mobile Commerce is Dominating Total eCommerce Activity in 2014


Mobile devices also play a large part in loyalty programsyou can get discounts or free products for checking in on Facebook, for example. Business Led by Technology: How Mobile Commerce is Dominating Total eCommerce Activity in 2014. This is a guest contribution from online journalist and entrepreneur Megan Ritter. Mobile Tech: Pros and Cons. Director, Anybody? The Next Step.

Pros and Cons of your Social Media Team Structure

Ignite Social Media

Just outsourcing a piece of the day-to-day activities can be more efficient for everyone involved. One of the best things about working at an agency is the variety of brands we get to work with on a daily basis. With different clients comes different social media team structures that we work with. Here we’ll look at two social media team structures and the pros and cons of each.

Team 45

Activation, Comfort, and Other Secrets of Online Community Management

Convince & Convert

Jay: One of the things that I see all the time, and you do as well I’m sure, now that many companies have come around to the belief that they should have a community, there isn’t a lot of community activation, or perhaps not as much as there should be. Video production by my friends at Candidio. Fast, inexpensive, great service. Abbreviated transcript below. Deb Ng. How are you?

4 Mistakes Marketers Make With Mobile Facebook Ads

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is truly a mobile-first platform , with more than 1 billion mobile daily active users. For example, you can show ads to consumers who are traveling or vacationing in a specific area with messaging or offers relevant to their situation. You know the person seeing your ad is an active smartphone user, so if you are a hotel chain, for example, show ads promoting free mobile check-in or free WiFi. For example, you can show a relevant ad and offer for someone who has visited your site and called you from a specific webpage. Those are staggering numbers.

Leadership Skills and Being an Introvert

Spin Sucks

Plus, these past few years been actively studying, reading a ton of articles and the like about improving my leadership skills. Lead By Example : There’s nothing worse than the guy who tells everyone how to act and what to do, then turns around, grabs a coffee, and puts his feet up on his desk. Frankly, I think introverts are getting a raw deal here. Why the hate? And work-wise?

Facebook’s Latest Blunder and the Elephant in the Living Room

SocialTimes Facebook

Here is an example  of a Cheerios  shared media campaign. billion monthly active users  and its unprecedented ability to micro-target its audience using the wealth of information it has collected on users. The Wall Street Journal reported last Friday that Facebook has been inflating a key performance metric relating to its mobile video ads. Facebook had been on a roll.

Vimeo 40

Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year

Ignite Social Media

tapping on your phone screen—see the example above). Red Bull talks about activities that require energy, like intense sports, traveling, or exams. It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the year. While we know there is much more to come in the next half of 2016, we want to take a moment to salute brands who are doing a killer job so far on social media. Airbnb. Red Bull.

UGC 32

Non-Facebook Users to Start Seeing Audience Network-Powered Ads

SocialTimes Facebook

For example, we don’t permit ads that include sound unless you interact with them, and we prohibit deceptive ads and ads for unsafe products and services. “Over the coming months,” you won’t have to be a Facebook user to see ads powered by the social network. Highlights from the Facebook for Business post follow: Today the Audience Network helps advertisers share their messages with the 1.6

Facebook Beefs Up Analytics for Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

For example, you can filter revenue trends based on a segment of people using older Android devices to decide whether you should continue supporting older devices. Facebook launched several new features and an improved design for its Analytics for Apps  free mobile analytics solution. The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at its F8  global developers’ conference in March 2015.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

billion daily active users as of June 30, up 17 percent from the second quarter of 2015. Monthly active users were up 15 percent year-over-year, reaching 1.71 There are now more than 60 million monthly active business pages on the social network. For example, to drive awareness for Sour Patch Kids Gum, Mondelez International  targeted teens with non-chocolate candy interests.

Price 20

The Social CEO (or Lack of)

Ignite Social Media

To name a few: The 2015 Social CEO Report includes a list of the most socially active CEOs, but one CEO that recently kicked his social media use into high gear is Yuanqing Yang, Lenovo’s CEO. “The Social CEO” is a phrase you might have heard by now. As the world of social continues to expand, the phrase continues to catch fire. For us, the answer is yes…most of the time. Great job, Team!

Strategic Marketing of Managing Expectations


For example, your company expects a product to generate specific and positive cash flow over a period of its life, and your customers expect the product to reliably perform functions you have promised them in your marketing communications. would like to pose that pro-active management of your customers expectations will dramatically improve the probability of your product’s success.

A Comprehensive Facebook Ads Checklist to Increase Email Acquisition

SocialTimes Facebook

billion monthly active users , it’s the largest social network around, making it an effective medium for gaining not only followers, but also high-quality email subscribers. Take theSkimm , for example. Advertising/Marketing Facebook A/B testing Acceleration Partners Ad Targeting Behaviors Click-Through Rates Contests Cost per action CTA CTRs custom audiences Demographics Email lead generation Lookalike Audiences MAUs measurement Monthly active users Preferences Robert Glazer Shares Sweepstakes Targeted Ads theSkimm TwitterGet on the same page as your target customers.

Is Your CEO on Facebook Live?

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network provided the following examples of business leaders who communicate via Facebook: Beth Comstock , GE. Facebook Web Video AOL Beth Comstock Brad Jakeman CEOs Chobani Craig Mullaney daily active users DAUs Devin Wenig Doug Mcmillon ebay Edelman Facebook Live Fortune 500 GE Global Business Leaders Hamdi Ulukaya hp Indra Nooyi Jeff Jones Live Streaming Live Videos Loic Le Meur Marcelo Claure Meg Whitman Pages PepsiCo Richard Edelman sprint Steve Case Target WalmartFacebook reaches 45 million people per day with business news. Richard Edelman , Edelman.

A New Look at the Marketing Mix: Paid, Owned, Granted, Leased, Earned

Convince & Convert

We need new language and a new framework to describe marketers’ various channel activities to bring greater clarity to the marketing mix. Three characteristics describe the channel activities available to us today: Who creates the content. Owned media activities include store signage, product packaging, website and blog content, and press releases. Image via

SMS 46

5 Brands to Learn from on Snapchat

Ignite Social Media

They actively send out Snapchat messages that require responses for exclusive coupons, contests, giveaways, and promotional codes. They’ve even used the platform to launch brand new content series, a great example being their Dos & Don’ts” of Home Improvement. Snapchat, I’m sure you’ve heard about it. This app is exploding as one of the most popular social media tools out there.

Selfies and Beyond: What Americans Are Really Doing With Their Smartphones

The Realtime Report

The vast majority – 85% – rely on their smartphone for basic lifestyle activities, according to a survey of 1,000 U.S. Other smartphone activities commonly reported included hooking up (6%) and dating (4%). Even more interesting: the study found that the most popular smartphone activities vary by gender and geographic location. adults by security app Clean Master.

A Complete Guide to Twitter’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter reported 313 million monthly active users at the end of the second quarter of 2016, up from 310 million at the end of the first quarter  and up 3 percent year-over-year. Some of the content is exclusive–as an example, The Rally , which is a two-hour show Monday through Friday from 9 p.m. Mobile ad revenue represented 89 percent of total ad revenue. Product overview.

Engagement Is The New Real-Time


With close resemblance to active listening, real-time engagement allows the brand to become a part of the conversation rather than a continuous flow on a one-way street. Crew recently exhibited a good example of real-time engagement. This example emphasizes the essence of real-time. Real-time marketing vs. real-time engagement. Real-time is not exclusively social. J.

The Value of Matching Your Brand with a Local Community Manager


Through Mindjumpers Network, we see the first step in helping a brand activate locally as finding the perfect Local Community Manager. Let’s take an example: If you are aiming to do local community management for your young, hip brand, mainly directed to women, it does not make much sense hiring an older, male Community Manager, not able to relate to the brand identity by “living the brand”.

The Murky Nature of Internet Vigilantes

Geoff Livingston

Here’s an example: In 2011 a Reddit community member spearheaded a campaign against an online scammer. There were a couple of cases where the wrong was very real, most notably with BP’s Deep Horizon oil spill. I’m still rather proud of the response, CitizenGulf activism. believe that civic activism is needed now more than ever. Image by Frank Tellez.

Little Known Way You Sabotage Your Own Social Media

Engaging Brand

If your social media activity or content marketing is not working for you, double check whether you are have become a needy friend inadvertently, ask yourself. Do you automate your social activity rather than use automation to allow you to connect personally? This is a great example of focused dedication; continually checking that you are being social rather than doing social.

Facebook Reorganizes Messenger

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network said in a Newsroom post  that users’ most recent conversations will still appear at the top of their screens, but they will be joined by a Favorites section, an Active Now section and other information, including reminders about birthdays. For example, with the Active Now section, you can see that a good friend or colleague is available in the moment.

Non-Techie Guide to Social Media

Bare Feet Studios

ROI Examples for Nonprofits. Activism HowTo Social Media Speaking engage listen nonprofits presentation share social media. Here are links and handouts for two of my recent speaking opportunities. used the same bones of the presentation though one is geared to businesses and the other is geared to volunteers and nonprofit organizations. Please enjoy all the links! Listen. hitel tips

My Foursquare Rep Noticed Some Unusual Activity on My Account


Brad : I identified some unusual activity on  @4sqpimp ’s account. noticed for example every morning around 8:15, @4sqpimp checked in at the Skyview Animal Hospital. What if Foursquare ran its customer service like CitiBank Visa…? 4sqpimp : I got a call today from Brad, my Foursquare rep. I was really surprised. Sometimes these kinds of transactions are perfectly normal.

Social Media Insecurity: What to do When Online Activity Affects.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media is about helping one another and building real strong friendships, usually around a certain interest or activity. If my actively engaged social media colleague James posts a photo of his young son Harold on his Facebook page, James might expect comments by me and other peers who may not know the mother of that child. An example. Meanwhile, I did my uncle proud.