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Content Is Not Advertising

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Sadly, many people believe that content is the new advertising. Do start the interview off, I was asked if content is the new advertising? In the past, I never said "content is the new advertising,"  if I did, I'd probably write an article saying how wrong I was. I do believe that content is media. Content and advertising are two very different things. People People think advertising is dead because of social media, or messaging apps, and it's just not true. Some of that creative looks a lot like content. advertising.

Content Marketing, Social Advertising, and SEO: Which Is Most Important?

Simply Measured

A lot of marketers say content is king.  But instead of picturing three people, each from these different schools of thought, fighting it out with foam bats and shouted statistics, picture them sitting in a room with their heads together, creating great marketing content. It takes great content, a social plan, AND mindfulness of SEO best practices to make it out there.

Twitter Gives Advertisers More Klout

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Twitter provided more details on the Klout enrichment  that it discussed in its announcement earlier this week  that the updated (2.0) Gnip product manager Greg Lyon said in a blog post  that Twitter’s Klout enrichment 2.0 Evaluate the conversation around a competitive topic/brand and generate new content marketing ideas to win more share of voice from target customers. Twitter said Klout enrichment 2.0 is available to all brands and agencies starting Thursday. Twitter advertisers: Have you incorporated Klout into your previous campaigns?

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The Complete, Always-Updated Guide to Facebook Advertising

Buffer Social

Social media has been found to be the most effective digital advertising channel for getting more impressions, clicks, and conversions. Facebook in particular stands out — in some cases, 7x cheaper than the next most affordable social media ads channel (Twitter). You can spend as little as $5 per day on Facebook advertising and see significant results. View Content.

Why Marketers Should Use Twitter (Infographic)

SocialTimes Twitter

It may seem like Twitter is having a tough time lately, but it still isn’t wise to write the micro-blogging service off. Twitter has 320 million monthly active users , most of whom are international and mobile, and they represent several key demographics for marketers. An infographic from WebpageFX  examines the impact of marketing on Twitter.

Good Content vs. Bad Content

Spin Sucks

spoke at a content marketing conference a while back, and sat horrified in the audience while another speaker advised an audience full of newbies that 50 short, keyword optimized posts are better than a few longer pieces. understand his intentions, and that he probably wasn’t condoning crap content. This is the mentality that is creating our global content pollution problem.

Agency Leads Must Absolutely Use Twitter

Spin Sucks

Now our mantra is that we never suggest anything to a client we haven’t tried ourselves: Blogging, email marketing, lead generation, content creation, paid media, or social media. We try it all first and take our learnings and apply them to that of our clients. A few weeks ago, a client asked if we should try Twitter Lead Generation Cards  for their business. But we were stuck.

Liveblogging the FTC Workshop on Native Advertising

Geoff Livingston

The FTC’s Workshop on native advertising “ Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content ” will be held today in Washington, DC. To help spread the conversation to a larger community, I will liveblog the sessions this morning via this blog post, and post shorter updates on Twitter. Native Advertising: Don’t Deceive – Disclose! Any marketer can buy media.

Are Hashtags Really Useful for Twitter Marketing? (Infographic)

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There are some standard pieces of advice among social media marketers: Create shareable content, include links, measure everything, use hashtags. However an analysis of more than 137,000 tweets by Ryan McCready, content editor at infographics design platform Venngage , suggests that hashtags may not be worth your time, and they may even be detrimental to your campaigns.

Branded Content: 6 Things To Remember before Publishing


Therefore, as a little help to content marketeers, we have made a small checklist. Make sure all content is relevant to your business. Just as all your other marketing efforts should support your overall business objectives, each piece of content should aim to meet specific subgoals that flow into higher-level achievements. There – we said it! Review your copy for typos.

Are Brands Confusing Advertising With Marketing?

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It turns out that the major advertising networks think that Yahoo made a mistake in the acquisition of Tumblr. Digital advertising people can''t figure out the social aspects of Tumblr or where to put all of those ads that their clients want to spread out to as many eyeballs as possible. As much as brands toss the words engagement and content marketing and social media and mobile around the boardrooms, they''re still ultimately looking for one thing: a quick impression. Being able to take an advertising campaign and make it work in digital channels is no small feat.

The Future of Content Marketing is Now

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich Content marketing exhaustion. Content marketing overload. Content marketing is king. In the information age, we all have so much content coming at us at every second of the day that we are becoming immune to it. Because there is so much out there, a backlash around content marketing is building. What is the vision of your content? Vision.

5 Tips for Social Media Advertising During the Election Season

Ignite Social Media

When it comes to advertising on Facebook, Twitter and the other social platforms during this crazy time, we have a few suggestions on how to make sure your content is front and center. 1. In order to make sure your content is served, you should plan for higher budgets, more competitive bids and higher frequency. Tread carefully during election windows. Happy New Year!

Does My Business Need to be on Twitter?


As previously discussed in my post “Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?” ,  I am following up with an more in-depth look at Twitter and why your business should make use of this social media channel. There are about 1 billion registered Twitter users, with 241 million monthly active users. The average Twitter user has 208 followers. Build credibility.

5 Mistakes That Prevent Your Content From Going Viral


Why isn’t your amazing content going viral? You share them on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and your other social media channels. Why aren’t people sharing your content? What What pushes someone to not only to view your content, but to pass it on? There is a science to creating viral content. reasons your content isn’t going viral. 1.


Myrland Marketing

The Florida Supreme Court just released new advertising rules for Florida lawyers, as well as those who practice law in the State of Florida. The advertising rules were revisited in an attempt to make them easier to understand, and to clarify what some of them mean. Required Content, we find out what must be included in all updates on Social Media: (a) Name and Office Location.

14 Tips to Generate More Leads, Conversions and Sales Using Twitter

Pam Moore

Twitter is an amazing platform to not only build community and brand awareness but also to generate leads and increase sales! Yes, smart and social savvy marketers know how to generate sales using Twitter. However, to do this you must understand that Twitter is not designed as a spamming platform. You can tap into the power of Twitter ads, Twitter cards, Twitter lists and more.

A Look at the New Twitter Advertising Platform


The social-media giant, Twitter recently released their advertising platform for brands. Twitter PPC Strategies and Promoted Accounts. Twitter released their very first advertising platform. Now’s the time when you can and will receive the most help from Twitter per their advertising platform. Promoted Trends are visible to all Twitter users. Promoting

How The TV Industry Just Hurt Television Advertising

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What is the value of your personal data to an advertiser? It's often the trotted out horse when people want to know, exactly, how places like Facebook and Twitter are going to make the billions of dollars that they are required to generate, based on their market capitalization. This joint venture of NBC , Fox and Disney was created as a place where consumers can, primarily, watch ad-supported video (with a focus on TV shows) for free (and yes, there are subscription services available that offer a richer catalogue of content and more depth of functionality). advertising.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. But what is the best way to use Twitter, without wasting valuable time? I Twitter is like looking out the window of a fast moving train.

How to Get Started with Social Media Advertising


What’s a entrepreneur, blogger, or content developer to do? The answer lies within a smart investment in social media advertising.  There are lots of ways to advertise on social media sites, but we are just going to cover 3 of the most popular: Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter. So many social media options, so little time.  Facebook Ads. LinkedIn Ads. based).

Twitter Preps Brands for 2016 Summer Olympics (Infographic)

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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games  begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janiero, and Twitter shared some tips for advertisers looking to compete. Marketing manager Jay Bavishi said in a blog post  that Twitter retained market research firm Research Now  to investigate what its U.S. Think about joining the conversation in real-time on Twitter starting Aug.

Mobile Video: 92% of Viewers Share Content

The Realtime Report

Mobile video viewers are highly likely to share mobile video content, according to a new study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Out of the 200 mobile video viewers surveyed, 92% share mobile video content with others. And they do so often: 16% share mobile video content daily, and 33% do so weekly. Only 12% share video via Twitter. 52% share music videos.

List of 8 Social Media Anti Advertising Ads

Laurel Papworth

What happens when the consumer fights back against the advertiser (using social media channels)? Everyone from time to time has made a teensy little negative tweet on Twitter or status update on Facebook or some other online community against a company. Warning: May Make Advertising Agencies Cry. 1. Guessing that Starbucks got the “advertising message”?

The Ultimate User-Generated Content Guide

Sprout Social

With audiences becoming more hyper-focused, brands are seeing success on social by providing user-generated content. For marketers who aren’t seeing much interaction or social media engagement , it might be time to consider user-generated content. What Is User-Generated Content? Businesses then use this content on their website or social media networks to promote their brand.

How 2nd Screen Apps killed off Television Advertising – Social Media TV

Laurel Papworth

As viewers use  Twitter, Facebook and apps like Zeebox to continue to drive attention to TV Shows, these social tools paradoxically kill off TV Advertising. If you are a company looking to advertise would you advertise on the TV during the show’s ad break or on the iPad, smart device during the ad break? Do you advertise on the TV or the iPad? And are lost.

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Your Content Is Kidding No One

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How is your content marketing strategy coming along? It''s a content thorn. It''s not that there''s too much content. It''s not that there''s so much content in need of advertising, that the entire industry has shifted from a scarcity model to one of abundance. It''s not that there''s too many companies not playing in the content space. the rubbing one, is this: most content is not content. it''s advertising. . Advertising is not content. Here''s the clue: if you have to pay to have it placed, it''s not content.

Front-Loading Branding Makes Twitter Video Ads More Effective (Study)

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Twitter touted the recall and memorability of its video ads , citing research it conducted with IPG Media Lab. The study by Twitter and IPG found that: Approximately one-half of Twitter users recalled video ads on the social network after viewing just one second. We’re pleased to have found an ideal partner in Twitter to examine impact of video in the social environment.

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How to Create a Call-to-Action for All of Your Content

Spin Sucks

When I speak to these groups, it doesn’t matter what they sell, how savvy their marketing team is, or if they’re consumer or not, 99 percent of them are distributing content without a specific call-to-action. Generate Leads The very best way to generate leads is through content. Think about content with two perspectives: Free and paid. Our time equals money.

Twitter Video Ads Deliver Recall, Receptivity (Study)

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Twitter delivers its users a steady stream of information in real-time, but video ads on the social network are still managing to capture their attention, according to a recent study, albeit one in which Twitter was involved. Mobile ad recall was “significantly higher” on Twitter, and the social network also performed strongly in other key brand metrics such as favorability, purchase intent and recommendation. Users absorb content more quickly on mobile than on desktop, with high levels of retention.

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Twitter Testing Promoted Tweet Carousel Ad Unit

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Twitter is testing a new ad unit, the Promoted Tweet Carousel, which is similar to the carousel ads that have proven successful on Facebook  and Instagram. One major factor that makes Twitter’s Promoted Tweet Carousel different from carousel ads on Facebook and Instagram is the ability for advertisers to include both their own tweets and tweets about their brands, and Bragdon noted that advertisers must obtain “explicit permission” from Twitter users before using their tweets. — Twitter Advertising (@TwitterAds) June 3, 2016.

Twitter Allowing Video Creators to Share Revenue From Pre-Roll Ads

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More Twitter users will be able to earn money via pre-roll ads  on their video content following an announcement  by the social network Tuesday. Twitter Video (@video) August 30, 2016. Content can be opted-in for monetization 100 percent non-exclusively, meaning that creators can elect to monetize it on Twitter as well as other platforms.

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How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time. How can marketers best utilize Twitter’s expanded features and the latest tools?

Are You Wasting Money on Twitter Ads?

Convince & Convert

With all the buzz surrounding word-of-mouth marketing and social selling, it’s easy to forget about the more traditional method of consumer outreach: paid advertising. More specifically, I’m talking about Twitter advertisements. We know that Twitter holds some (if not a good deal of) credence with brands and companies across the country when it comes to paid outreach.

33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing represents the most fundamental and widespread rethinking of marketing practices in decades. Unlike other modifiers attached to the discipline (consumer marketing, b2b marketing, trade show marketing, digital marketing), the term “content marketing” doesn’t describe an audience, tactic, or channel, but rather a completely different approach to marketing.

88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read

Webbiquity SMM

As noted here previously, content marketing is now ubiquitous, with 93% of all marketers saying they do content marketing. All of those marketers are creating an enormous amount of content, which is making it difficult to stand out and rise above the noise. So what are the secrets to developing content that gets read, shared, and compels action? Is your Content Boring?

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The $1,000 Facebook Guide: How I Advertise to People You Can’t…Yet

Viper Chill

Today I’m going to show you how I’m (probably) the only advertiser that can reach all of’s users via Facebook. I’m also going to show you that for every industry you care about, you should have at least two fan pages to cover it. I’ll also show you how you can steal the best content ideas from any of your competitors right under their nose.

Social Media is Key to B2B Content Marketing [Report]


91% of B2B marketers now use social media as a content marketing tool. B2B marketers are distributing their content on social networks more than ever before. The core of this content strategy is the belief that buyers will be driven to do business with you if you provide valuable information to them on an ongoing basis. Stay tuned for my next post on this topic.

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20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers. ” How can you grow and maintain an active, relevant Twitter following? Twitter Tips and Guides.

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3 Inherent Influencer Benefits From Twitter’s New Updates

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Tweets may be sweet for influencers  already, but these microblog posts are about to become even more viable for sharing messages and content thanks to new system updates. Twitter announced in May  that changes were on the way regarding how users met the 140-character limit. So what do these changes look like, and how do they affect the way users—particularly brands and influencers—interact on Twitter? By changing its posting procedures, Twitter is putting more emphasis and value on the content of tweets. 19, and this has also been confirmed by Re/code. Voila!