Trending Sources

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

Unspoken

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 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

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.

How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

In fact, setting goals is a key component of establishing a process to measure social media profitability. Many of the activities driven by social media—newsletter signups, event attendance, hashtag use, report downloads—don’t have a direct dollar value. Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? But it doesn’t have to be that way.

ROI 81

Fans, Followers and Ecosystems: Retention Beyond the Customer Matters

Conversionation

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

Pamorama

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.

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.

Aggregate your online activity using Tumblr [Tutorial]

www.creativeapplications.net

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. 

Three Influencer Marketing Secrets to Drive Traffic

Webbiquity SMM

Has an unusually large following for a non-famous person—and that following is active. For example, their tweets often generate 10 or more and retweets. And give as much value as you possibly can in the process. Guest post by Tim Brown. When was the last time you clicked on an ad on social?” I asked. Blank stares. Blog comments. Tweets very regularly.

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 to Use Social Media for a Product Launch

Simply Measured

billion people around the world are actively using social media, according to Statista. Brands It’s not just because of the large number of active users that businesses are embracing social media to market their brand and products. Social good example of a social media teaser campaign is how Taylor Swift reveals a few lines of lyrics from her 1989 album before it launched.

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.

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers

SocialFish

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

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

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).

What Do Social Media Management Tools Really Need? 23 Experts Tell Us

agora pulse

For example, by allowing you to identify influencers , as well as for tagging them as such. For example, I started using Agorapluse because I was flat out missing tweets and mentions. Since This is not a sponsored comment, it just happens to be my best example!).  . Here’s an example. like how a few tools are making this process a lot easier. Ted Rubin.

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?

SEO 154

Social Business Failure Is a Choice: Speaking a Common Language

Conversionation

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?

Humanizing your organization creates amazing results. This is how.

SocialFish

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 Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts

SocialFish

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.

CSR 96

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?

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.

Yammer 110

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 ).

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.

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.

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.

How To 141

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.

SMS 129

It’s Time to Take Facebook Seriously for Location Marketing

SocialTimes Facebook

Let’s take a look at two prominent examples: A little more than two years ago, Facebook rolled out local awareness ads  to help businesses create customized ads locally through Facebook. Facebook is participating in a larger move toward the so-called Uberization of commerce, in which consumers use applications and other tools to accelerate the process of buying goods and services. Examples include Amazon launching the Dash button for easy order fulfillment from your home and Pinterest introducing Buyable Pins , which you can use to buy products without leaving Pinterest.

10 Social Media Challenges Your Business Must Overcome

Sprout Social

Social platforms like Twitter and Facebook have transformed the way that people communicate and, in the process, have changed the way that businesses interact with customers. For example: Newsletter sign-ups. Adobe is a great example of a brand that sees the value in empowering employees to become brand advocates. Developing a Social Media Strategy. Measuring Social Media ROI.

ROI 49

Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?

SocialFish

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.

Why Social Media Is The Catalyst For Telling The Truth

Unspoken

Branding is simply a process to help you unlock this potential. Shillington is removing the smoke and mirrors from the strategic branding process to inspire small business owners. She’s written an E-Book, 5 secrets to Branding your Business from the Heart , a how-to guide complete with activities and examples throughout. But the secret to your brand is you.

The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

Description: Panda 5 (the fifth iteration of the popular news-reading app) helps you speed up your content curation process by allowing you to browse multiple websites at once, integrate with other websites, and pull in RSS feeds of your favorite content. Here’s a really cool example. Check out a cool example from the Rocketium team here. Here’s an example report.

Tools 55

Living (And Working) In The Digital Age

SocialFish

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.

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.

Email Automation: The Essential Guide to Email Marketing Automation

Razor Social

Making sales online is very much process driven. Here are some examples: a) Email sequence after someone signs up to your email list. For example: In the series above, you send an initial welcome email. For example, offer the lower-priced version of the product. Here’s another example of a welcome series from Help Scout. Well, this guide will help. Powerful?

Price 36

Instagram Analytics: Tools, Tips and Tactics

Razor Social

Did you know that Instagram has over 500 million active users? …And over 300 million of them are active every day…? The number of people who are active every day is staggering.  It show how important it is to people as part of their daily lives. Here’s an example: Example analytics from Instagram. Most active commenters. Iconosquare.

33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Rebel Brown offers practical guidance on how to avoid self-promotion and salesy content that “will send your audiences running” and instead focus on providing value: “For example, let’s say your audience is challenged by performance problems with their applications. Share your expertise to guide them through the process to better understand their issues.”

8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan

yMarketingMatters

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. 

Trends 124