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How to Own Your Blogger Outreach Process

Convince & Convert

Bloggers are active on many social channels to stay relevant and to promote themselves. This gives you a feel for how actively they engage with their audience. Combine this with the fact that bloggers get hundreds of pitches a day, and you can understand why pitching bloggers is one of the most important yet time consuming parts of the blogger outreach process. Enjoy!

Six Step Process to Clean Up a Company’s Online Presence

Spin Sucks

Maybe it will be a situation like what I just went through with a client where leadership empowered the interns to own social and they created a huge mess (classic example, right?). Whatever the situation, if you’re charged with cleaning up a company’s online and social media presence, this process will help you to restore order successfully: Conduct a comprehensive online/social media audit. Even if your strategy calls for nothing more than monitoring online activity, it should serve as the roadmap for success moving forward. Create the social media strategy.

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.”

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.

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


Consumers who participate in the on-the-go, mobile shopping experience expect the entire process to be quick, so it is essential that businesses also make their websites easily accessible and compatible with mobile shoppers as well. Mobile devices also play a large part in loyalty programsyou can get discounts or free products for checking in on Facebook, for example. General

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.

Aggregate your online activity using Tumblr [Tutorial]

Categories Popular CAN Categories: iPhone Mac Windows WebApp Games Processing openFrameworks iPad Books Browse CAN recommendations Store Social Join, Submit and Share your projects with CAN using these social networks See the latest. It collects all your “social networks&# activity and creates a linear feed where your friends can leave comments. Read more. Tumblr is the answer. 

Fans, Followers and Ecosystems: Retention Beyond the Customer Matters


Do our lead nurturing activities correspond with reality? Traditionally, we look at the customer journey, the sales/buying process and lead nurturing from the good old funnel perspective. It’s hard but taking into account your sales cycles and other factors, the impact of every activity can be measured ultimately when looking at the bottom-line. often use the word ecosystem.

How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing


Pre-Event Activities Identify your objectives: Define your event timeline and produce your marketing communication plan. Content marketing examples include: How to’s Checklists Interviews with key influencers, speakers, and customers Surveys Curate content around the event: Include blog posts, pictures, infographics, conversations, and videos to build traffic and engage your audience.

The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse – A Guide on What and How to Monitor

Razor Social

Is all that social media activity paying off? When you create a specific campaign, you’ll want to isolate activity based on this campaign and report on everything within the campaign. Link tracking – You can add additional parameters to your links so you can track activity on those links. We have shown an example of an alert where there is a break-out post.

Media Fragmentation: 3 Strategies For How Business Marketers Can Keep Up

The Realtime Report

But today, the pervasiveness of social media, the continued digitization of content, and the fragmentation of media platforms have given consumers and business decision makers a bewilderingly broad array of offline and online sources—creating significant challenges for marketers when it comes to measuring audiences and effectively targeting prospects throughout a decision-making process.

How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts


Kohli Ventures is another great example. This means every business investment and activity must demonstrate a long term, positive social impact for the many. Haagen-Dazs is a great example. Using a Twitter hashtag campaign, they managed to generate millions of impressions, and raise thousands of dollars in the process. Following In Bigger Footsteps. Image credits: 1 , 2.

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How to Create An Effective Social Media Policy (Before It’s Too Late)

agora pulse

For example: Who are the people that will be doing the social media every day? For example, on Facebook permissions range from an “Analyst” who can only view statistics, to an “Admin” who has full access and can add other administrators, and even delete the whole page. Let’s talk about some important considerations here. Click To Tweet. If not, add it.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. Most social media professionals will be willing to share links to their profiles and it would be a good idea to look them over for professional activity. Heck…creating those channel profiles is often the easiest part of the process. Pretty self-explanatory.

How Your Customers Shop On Instagram

agora pulse

Instagram is now an established platform and some businesses have been active on the platform for years. It’s hard to know that a person bought a product because they saw it on Instagram; it’s easier to watch a click come in from Facebook, for example, and see it through to the sale. Example** Sold Black Small. Get more examples on Instagram selling here.

Humanizing your organization creates amazing results. This is how.


The Humanize  trellis displayed potent words and did so in terms of culture, process and behavior domains. The Vibe is the synchronicity between organizational culture, the processes the organization employees to create value and achieve objectives, and the behavior of the individuals within the system. What other processes did you tackle using Humanize-related ideas?

How to Operationalize the Barcelona Principles 2.0

Spin Sucks

The questions being asked in today’s boardrooms are about how this activity has aligned to and supported the organizational objectives. Other examples include the more recent social media measurement framework with its accompanying user-guide. The framework will bring into focus the importance of planning in the communications process. By Richard Bagnall. No AVE: Now What?

[Interview] Discover The Driving Force Behind Porsche’s Slick Social Strategy


Organically we look to reach our more immediate audience and fans, whereas for paid activity we try to reach a far more specific audience depending on the objectives of the campaign. We started it with our US motorsports activity, trying to tell some of the stories we were involved with. If quality is important, how do you measure the more qualitative aspects of your activity?

31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. 88% of marketers believe social media marketing is important, and 75% of consumers say they use social media in the buying process. are now active on at least one social network, up from 67% in 2012. Be responsive. Strategize and measure. eMarketer ).

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities


Next, think about what a community might look like if the host organization was actively refining and expressing its purpose through community interactions. Our team took the Life Reimagined process (shown in the graphic below) and mapped community activities to each stage to come up with the needed content and features for our pilot community program. Steger & Dik, 2010).

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers


Community managers also work closely with volunteer champions, monitor activity on a daily basis, freshen content from the organization, and coordinate responses to member feedback and requests. Especially when it comes to private online communities, social networking alone is not a strong enough draw to create active engagement. This is time-intensive work. photo credit ). Potluck

Will SEO Exist in 2015?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

SEO used to be a self-standing marketing discipline, having a well defined, generally accepted set of activities and objectives. Today, SEO is much more intertwined with other marketing activities, making it difficult to know where SEO ends and where social media, for example, begins. This is a guest post by Brad Shorr. No more. Google’s SEO Mindset. Where To from Here?

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Social Business Failure Is a Choice: Speaking a Common Language


The human dimension is key in succeeding: good old people, processes and purpose. In practice, today collaboration and customer-facing processes (with marketing and CRM leading the pack) are prominent, which is already a limitation of what it can be. The process and management view. That last question is not just about processes. We are warned. Which business purposes?

The Real Roadblock to Social Business Success

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the fact that 82% of buyers say they trust a company more when its CEO and senior leadership team are active in social media, and 77% are more likely to buy from a company if its CEO uses social media (those stats themselves nearly two years old), “64% of CEOs do not use social media at all, with only 5% of all Fortune 500 company CEOs on Twitter,” according to The Guardian.

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50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

At Socially Sorted, my content manager and I have an “ideas dump” document where we basically throw any and all ideas that we have… thoughts, ideas, screenshots, examples (we don’t copy of course, but instead use them for “inspiration”). PostPlanner has been a major part of the planning process for our visual content strategy for a few years now.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

In response, marketers are producing an increasing amount and variety of content to support all stages of the decision process. 89% of 18-29 year-olds are active on social media, as are 43% of adults 65 and older. 48% of marketers curate noteworthy content from third-party sources weekly (this post is an example). 72% of all internet users are now active on social media.

Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?


For example, how is your community adapting to the following trends I see developing in the association space? Are you changing the way you do your leadership development and integrating the community into that process? ASAE, for example, started a “Volunteer Town Hall” in their community where members and staff could post all kinds of large or small volunteer activities.

This One Thing Has Become The New SEO Reputation Management Secret This Year

Webbiquity SMM

For example, you could reference content pieces from your LinkedIn articles to your Twitter profile, and boost its “trust”, resulting in higher rankings for that web property. 2) Social Proof. Search engines look for activity as well as the existence of the social media accounts and overall user engagement. Guest post by Jon Rognerud. Free tools to get you started.

What Social Marketers Need to Know From Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2016

Simply Measured

It’s time to officially divert our attention away from vanity metrics like audience growth, and instead focus on building strong communities on each of our active social networks. The Report uses Casper, Warby Parker, Thrive Market, and Stitch Fix as examples. Internet User Growth Is Slowing Down. The number of new Internet users worldwide is diminishing. Social buying.

How to Create Your Social Media Strategy

Rebekah Radice

For example: Build brand awareness. Objective and Key Result Example. Improve campaign efficiency and audit process of all marketing assets with a >2% improvement in conversion rate. Want to learn more about the OKR process? You must get active and stay social. For example, what are their top interests? But the good news? They have: Clarity of purpose.

Is SMS Marketing Still a Viable Strategy?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here a few examples: 77% of the population of the world own a mobile phone. Personal : Messages can be easily customized to the demographic that they are targeted at, such as gender, age, location, activities, or preferences. There are far too many ways of utilizing SMS marketing to list, but to give you an example, here are a few examples of potential implementations.

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Three Simple Strategies To Make Your Business A Money Magnet


The process can work in a plethora of advantageous ways. Once you start the process of networking, consider the value of interacting with successful businesspeople, such as Robert Rosenkranz. Irrespective of the specific activity you’re asking the audience to engage in, you need to do it in a way that will really mobilize them to take the course of action that you want.

Everything You Need to Know About Snapchat Geofilters (And How to Build Your Own)

Buffer Social

In this article, we’ll do three things: Introduce you to Snapchat On-Demand Geofilters and share some examples; Guide you through how to create a Geofilter and provide some templates so you can get started right away; Share a quick case study of a campaign that generated over 90,000 impressions for just $30! Here are three examples of how different brands have embraced Geofilters: 1. W

The Ultimate Guide to GIFs: How to Create Them, When to Use Them and Why They’re Essential for Every Marketer

Buffer Social

Here’s an example of a GIF we made in Photoshop using the technique we’ll explain below: Step 1: Load images into Photoshop. Try your luck with the site’s grab bag of new and viral GIFs here , or search by topic or activity. Use GIFs to explain a process or a how-to. Imagine trying to write this process down! 4. GIFs are great.

The Ultimate Guide to Social PR Strategy: A Blueprint for Success

Waxing UnLyrical

And that was just the first step in the process! After all, it’s spread out over four module of instruction, there are 25+ swipe files, and cheat sheets, and mind maps, and process maps, and workflows … But  you need to have a solid grounding of the Framework in order to implement everything you learn about in the course. Corollary: Example. Creativity: Example.

Guide to URL Shortening and Tracking for Social Media

Sprout Social

Fortunately shortening a URL is a very easy process thanks to some helpful tools. For example, you’ll be able to learn what type of content is popular, where it’s popular and who it’s popular with. You put so much effort into creating great content that when something you share on social media doesn’t get a lot of clickthroughs, it can be confusing and even disheartening.

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Living (And Working) In The Digital Age


For example, Blockbuster Video was caught unprepared when movie rentals went straight to the Internet. Google has become active in the smartphone industry with its Nexus line of phones and intends to become active in the automotive industry with their self-driving car. Guest post by Hilary Smith for SocialFish. This has already started to happen in some markets. More like this.

How to Select an Interactive Marketing Agency

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Second, a bit of disclosure : I work for an interactive agency, one that works primarily with middle market B2B’s in industries like sustainable packaging and mobile credit card processing. How does the agency decide what strategic and tactical activities to undertake? Has a documented process. Has a flexible process. Ask for examples of when the agency has said no.

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Social Advertising: Focus on Power, Not Parity

SocialTimes Facebook

For example, if creative needs a refresh, Facebook’s Power Editor falls short of marketers that need to act in real-time. This can take hours per day and can be flawed, as it is a highly manual process based on human insight, not data science. Another highly manual process using Excel exports. Omnichannel investment management is a much better use of marketing capital than spending time or money on the ad creation activities that represent the least amount of marketing teams’ time. Need to check how a campaign is pacing against a macro level business objective?

This is Why Your Customers Ignore Your Emails

Spin Sucks

Many email platforms believe that middle of the week and late afternoon is the best time, when people aren’t busy with work or weekend related activities, but we always recommend testing what your audience responds to and make your own schedule. Micro-conversions are similar to baby steps in the conversion process. By Stefanie Daneau. Correct Audience List. This ensures: . Mix it up.

4 Ways To Improve Your Social Media Content Strategy

Dave Fleet

Relatively few, however, seem to apply similar rigor to the process of communicating with those people after the fact. That means, if you post 20 tweets (for example) per day, you have roughly two opportunities to insert your own POV into the stream. Launching a new social channel, or campaign on a channel, isn’t the end of the planning process. Tweet. Set Goals. Tweet.

8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan


This is a good example of a power statement: “We help [your target market] to [solve this problem or benefit you in this way].”. Facebook has taken it a step further when it announced Facebook’s Frictionless Sharing back in September which means once you approve a media partner app, all of your activity within that app is automatically shared to your Facebook page. Offline and online. 

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New Facebook Pixel: Audiences, Custom Conversions and Standard Events

Jon Loomer

Here’s an example: There is even commented out code at the front indicating that it is “Facebook conversion code.” Here’s an example of the new pixel… This same code is placed on every page of your website. Now it’s time to create some rules to isolate people based on their activity on your website. this process is extremely easy.