2015 Social Media Predictions
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Social Media Predictions. And since we’re already spending so much time looking forward this month as we dug into the nitty gritty of planning, I thought, why not also take some time to make some social media predictions? I can’t let this crystal ball (sure, I have one!) go to waste. might as well get those social media predictions done. By Eleanor Pierce.
Top Seven Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers
JUNE 6, 2016
The life of a social media manager is an endless to-do list. The post Top Seven Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Six Online Tools for Blog Post Inspiration Life in the Marketing Cloud Gin and Topics: Toddlers or Terrorists? Here are seven Chrome extensions that promise to make your life much easier.
5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. Consumers Are Social. Being on Social Media is a Must. Consumers Are Social. Being on Social Media is a Must. Usage among those 65 and older has more than tripled since 2010 when 11% used social media.
47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
JANUARY 19, 2016
Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).
Master The Next Wave Of Social
As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind
20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013
FEBRUARY 24, 2013
Looking for the best social media marketing blogs? Social media is now mandatory for businesses. I’m always trying to keep pace with the evolving social media marketing landscape, and reading many of the fantastic blogs out there helps me stay on top of best practices. You’ve come to the right place! Here are some that [.].
The Inseparability of Content Marketing and Social Media
MARCH 31, 2016
While social media is often viewed as a separate strategy from content marketing, in truth, it is one of the most important tool marketers use when deploying their content marketing plan. The post The Inseparability of Content Marketing and Social Media appeared first on Spin Sucks. Marcus Jensen comes with five tips to help you spread the word about your content.
Five Social Media Trends for 2016
DECEMBER 30, 2015
It’s the time of the year that everyone talks about their social media trends. I can hardly believe we are here and 2015 is coming to an end. Luckily for me, it exploded this year and I was able to ride the wave. I am excited I was given the opportunity to share what I think will be the hottest social media trends for next year. Social Videos. By Aaron Lee.
How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners
MARCH 14, 2015
Are you blogging, Facebooking, tweeting, or pinning? Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest can take your marketing to the next level. However, many businesses aren’t using social media at all — they aren’t aware of what’s being said about them online and they don’t know how to start conversations with their target audience.
How Social Media Affects Search
JANUARY 12, 2015
For those of you who don’t know Andy, he is the co-founder and strategic director at Orbit Media, a web design and development firm in Chicago. It is billed as how social media affects search , but after I watched a draft of it, I think it’s that and more, particularly for PR professionals. How Social Media Affects Search. By Gini Dietrich. CT, 10 a.m.
7 Warning Signs That Your Blog Needs Better Social Media Management
APRIL 6, 2016
There is no one way to do social media right, but there are a million ways to get it wrong. When it comes to promoting your blog, growing your audience and building relationships with readers in your niche, there are some things that will definitely put you in the black book. No one is interacting with you on social media. No one is sharing your blog posts.
23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?
Social Media Management Must-Have: Sprout Social
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
I’m often asked about my favorite social media management tools. Starting with this post, I’ll be sharing them in a must-have series on our blog. Must-Have: Sprout Social. I’ve used many social media management systems over the years. Each has pros and cons, but Sprout Social is my favorite. Must-Haves Social Media Management
The Employee Advantage in Social Media
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Recycling is generally viewed as smart, responsible behavior—except when it occurs on social media. This explains why companies that emphasize individuality on social media see a 47.2 Add a Spark to Your Social Media Efforts. These folks would love an opportunity to begin building their portfolios by having a byline or two on your company’s blog.
How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business
JUNE 20, 2014
With social media marketing, you can undeniably grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Social Media Referral Traffic and Visitor Increase to your Website. 5. Social media measurement comes in different levels.
Top 15 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts Of 2015
DECEMBER 21, 2015
The 15 most-read posts on our social media marketing blog in 2015! IS IT TIME TO REMOVE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS FROM YOUR WEBSITE? Those little social media icons—they may stand alone or be adorned with a message like “Let’s get social”—are found on almost every website these days. WAYS TO IMPROVE SOCIAL MEDIA ROI IN 2015. Read More.
33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. But spending on digital marketing programs is projected to rise three times as fast, and over the next five years, the share of budget dollars dedicated to social media marketing will more than double. Social media benefits are unclear. MediaPost ). 9 B2B Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts.
20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012
JANUARY 28, 2012
Social media is now an essential component of doing business. It’s important for marketers to keep up with the ever-changing social media landscape so they can align their strategies and achieve the results they’re looking for. Here’s a list (in alphabetical order) of some great social media blogs to read in 2012. world.
What Social Media Means For Your Business in 2014/2015
OCTOBER 22, 2014
SOCIAL MEDIA is no longer a novelty , but a strong marketing tool for small and medium business owners. Businesses have definitely realized and experienced the power and importance of social media. Did you know that social networking is now the top Internet activity and people spend more time here daily than any other major Internet activity, including email?
The Social Media Mob Needs to Go
MARCH 24, 2015
By Gini Dietrich We live in a strange and unprecedented world: Rather than give people a scarlet letter when they do something we don’t agree with, the social media mob comes after them and, in some cases, ruins their lives. The social media mob went nuts. It also has sparked an online conversation about the social media mob and how it should be stopped.
Lauren Johnson Joins Firebelly As A Social Media Manager
MAY 16, 2016
We’re excited to announce that Lauren Johnson has joined the Firebelly team as a social media manager. Favorite social network(s): Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. Must-read blog/website: You mean besides Firebelly?!? I do enjoy America’s finest news source: [link]. Favorite celebrity to follow on social media: @sir_twitch_alot Dance will forever be a part of me.
22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.
Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes
NOVEMBER 8, 2014
Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.
15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing
MAY 16, 2015
Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is essential in determining your success or failure. There are many books out there that purport to teach you everything you need to know about social media marketing. 15 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Books 1. Fire up your brand via social media, Kindle ebooks, or podcasts using this guide from Tara Ross. You’re not alone. Ann Handley and C.C.
10 Blogging, Content and Social Media Metrics and How to Improve Them
Social Marketing Forum
APRIL 14, 2013
A white paper from Vocus identified 10 key blogging, content and social media metrics. Content marketing Social media marketing blogging metrics content metrics social media metrics We summarized them and looked at five metrics in-depth. We also added several tips to improve them.
10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Does social media drive ROI? The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media. Social Media ROI: 10 Examples. Channels used: Twitter, Facebook, and blog. Easy, right? Steaz.
36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts
DECEMBER 1, 2015
Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below. Social media needs to be part of an integrated strategy. Social is for customer service.
Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink
MAY 29, 2012
As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals. Do you work in social media? Do you experience social media overload?
4 Free Social Media Spring Cleaning Tools
MARCH 28, 2016
Spring has sprung and it’s time to clean up your social media channels! For Blogs: HubSpot’s Website Grader. Simply enter your blog URL, click ‘Get Your Answer’ and the HubSpot Website Grader will give your blog a grade on a scale from 1-100. BONUS: You can enter any blog URL—making it a great tool for competitive analysis too.
12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy
OCTOBER 18, 2014
Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan. 12 Steps to Social Media Marketing Success Research and know your audience.
The Time Has Never Been Better for Social Media and Brands
APRIL 6, 2016
In the past seven years, social media has exploded on the scene, creating an opportunity to not only engage customers, but measure effectiveness. The post The Time Has Never Been Better for Social Media and Brands appeared first on Spin Sucks. Social Media Trends
How Social Media Marketers Use Social Media In Real Life
Ignite Social Media
MAY 17, 2016
At Ignite Social Media, everyone is an expert in social media marketing. We eat, breathe, and live social media. But what may surprise you is how the various individuals at Ignite utilize social media in their everyday lives. We can see that I prefer social channels for entertainment and connection purposes. First stop, me.
Social Media is Going Corporate [Infographic]
JULY 3, 2012
The following infographic was compiled by MBAPrograms.com and it showcases some recent and interesting findings on how corporations are tackling social media. Below are some of the more interesting highlights from the infographic: 94% of corporates use social media in some capacity. Favorite social sites are Facebook (92%), Twitter (82%), LinkedIn (73%) and blogs (61%).
Social Media News & Updates: September
OCTOBER 1, 2014
SlideShare Introduces Animated GIF Feature : Make your slides a little more lively with ”GifDeck”, this new tool converts your S lideShare into an animated GIF , and you can embed the GIF in an email, blog post or post it to Twitter. That’s it for now. I hope this helps you keep up to date and makes you more productive in your social media marketing for your business!
7 NEW Social Media Solutions to Grow Your Business
OCTOBER 16, 2014
You want to hit your social media marketing out of the ballpark , but with so many changes, updates, and new features, how can you know you’re leveraging every avenue available? Here are seven new tools and solutions that you should be aware of when marketing your business on social media. 1. Put These New Tools to Use in Your Social Media Marketing.
65 Terrific Social Media Infographics
JANUARY 30, 2011
Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. That post proved to be so popular that I wanted to update it, including images that are still relevant and adding newer visualizations that illustrate more recent knowledge and insights into the social Web. The History of Social Networking. How Women Use Social Media.
Cartoon: Speaking Social Media
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Working in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was so full of social media lingo and jargon that it was like a whole new language. Use business terms and explain how social media works using stories and case studies. Frighten me?
The ROI of Social Media [#SMMW16 Takeaways]
APRIL 21, 2016
I just returned from Social Media Marketing World in San Diego and had the most amazing time! While I have SO many takeaways from the event (let’s just say my mind was blown with all of the great information and superb speakers) in today’s post I want to just touch on one of them – the ROI of social media. How do you put this list on a spreadsheet?
Social Media Checklist: Planning for a Very Social New Year
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
We still have plenty of time to come up with some fabulous ideas for improving what we do in our communications, especially in social. This social media checklist isn’t designed to tell you everything you need to do in the new year. I can’t tell you that. Social Media Checklist for the New Year Check : Did I dig deep into my 2014 analytics ? You don’t do this?
How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Events are, by nature, social affairs. Likewise, people join social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to connect, interact, and share with their peers. Events are a great way to attract customers, so make the most of them with social media The art and science of managing and marketing events has evolved a lot in recent years.
36 Rules of Social Media
JULY 17, 2013
Do you follow the 36 rules of social media? We aren’t giving away any secrets, but these 36 tips and tricks will make social media marketing and conversation more efficient. 36 seem like a lot? Blog Blogging Content Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Marketing rules Source.
31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts
JULY 14, 2015
Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. As noted below, the money is following that belief: social media now accounts for about 11% of all digital marketing outlays, and spending on social media marketing will total nearly $10 billion this year. Get social PR right.