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Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

Visually SM

In the past couple of years, its user base has exploded and now includes well-known brands and companies who use the platform as a way to reach and engage with customers. Here are five of the top B2B Instagram feeds and some tips on how big brands use the image-sharing service as part of their business to business marketing strategy. DoMore. Microsoft. Join us: IBM.co/ibmjobs.

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How to Stay Relevant in an Algorithmic Instagram Feed

Convince & Convert

Instagram recently sparked a social media panic attack when they announced their decision to move from a chronological feed to an algorithmic feed. While this is something that its sister company, Facebook, has done for a while, it didn’t stop people from freaking out. What an Algorithmic Instagram Feed Means for Marketers. Marketers need to up their game now. Gamers.

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News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the big mistakes I often see with companies when they are setting up a Page on Facebook is they spend more time planning “the wedding than they do the marriage” as I like to say. All this is needed to get people to engage with your brand specifically in the form of “likeing” and commenting on it. And you would be surprised what I hear.

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Instagram is bringing the algorithm to its feed, but don’t panic yet

Unmetric

In a blog post , the social network mentions that users miss almost 70% of the content on their feeds and to improve user experience, the new curated feed is being brought in. While this might be good news for users, brands aren’t too thrilled about this. As always, good content can do so much for your brand that promoting never can. Take Cartoon Network for example.

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From Conversation Company to Optimization Organization

Conversionation

A friend and fellow country-man, Steven Van Belleghem from InSites Consulting , wrote two books, ‘ The Conversation Manager ’ and, more recently ‘ The Conversation Company ’. They often also overemphasize the act of moving the conversations with and about our brands further and further into the social space, driven by an obsession with storytelling and worth of mouth. Sounds familiar?

How to Improve Your News Feed Ranking on Facebook

Mindjumpers

According to a research done by comScore called “The Power of Like: How Brands Reach and Influence Fans Through Social Media Marketing&# , users on Facebook spend the majority of their time, more specifically 27% of their time, looking at news feeds and homepages. This is great news for companies, as it goes to show that their efforts on Facebook are not wasted! Tweet.

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Instagram’s New Algorithm – What You Need to Know

Mindjumpers

Last week, it introduced its very own algorithm, following in the footsteps of Twitter and its parent company Facebook. It begins with co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom explaining that “on average, people miss about 70% of the posts in their Instagram feed” , which may be alarming to some. What This Means for Brands. The question now is, does Instagram need it too?

Clickbait: Information overload! How can brands cut-through all the noise?

Mindjumpers

For brands, adopting the same practice can negatively affect perception and ultimately – sales. So how can brands cut through all the sensational copy and deliver successful results without falling prey to creating clickbait themselves? The same goes for brands on social. Meaningful engagement begins with relevant content that creates value for the user and the brand.

What I Like About the New Facebook Timeline Profile, Privacy Settings, and News Feed

Kikolani

So, as a change of pace, here are some gems that have come about from the latest updates that are actually pretty cool from the news feed to the new Facebook Timeline Profile. The Best Facebook News Feed Setting. By far, of all things they have done to the news feed, I love this! Tired of people who feed their tweets in as Facebook updates? Good stuff! Review All Tags.

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How Brands Use Pinterest

Mindjumpers

More and more brands has also starting to tap into this platform. Brands on Pinterest. Therefore the  most successful brands on Pinterest are the ones who are less promotional and more human ie. They pin things that communicate who the brands are and what they are inspired by. What F8 Developer’s Conference 2011 Holds for Brands and Users. million in September.

31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity SMM

Given all of the changes Google has made affecting organic ranking factors (asking webmasters to disavow low-quality links, reducing the value of guest blogging , ignoring links in press releases , etc.),  the practice of SEO—optimizing owned content for search—is no longer sufficient for maximizing a brand’s online visibility. What role does email play in extending online visibility?

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Your Brand Is Not A Logo

SocialFish

Your brand is not advertising. Your brand is not a clever name for a product. Your association’s brand is the combination of one hundred little and big things that give members an impression of the organization and what it can do for them. Inputs to an association’s brand can range from how accessible staff is to the feel of the cover stock on the monthly magazine.

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13 Ways to Use Facebook Events for Your Brand

Sprout Social

You have to know how to plan, coordinate and spread awareness of your brand through this tool. In this post, we’ll give you 13 ways on how your brand can get the most out of Facebook Events and actually get people to attend: 1. Another common issue brands run into with Facebook Events is trying to figure out what size photo to use. How to Create Effective Facebook Events.

Four Brands Using Instagram Really Well

Spin Sucks

It doesn’t have business-specific profiles, built-in visibility, engagement metrics, or paid advertising options (not yet at least), but brands are taking advantage of Instagram and seizing the opportunity to share more personal perspectives with consumers. While many brands are still experimenting with ways to use Instagram, the following four brands are already killing it!

20 Ways to Cultivate Brand Unawareness in Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many businesses use social media to promote brand awareness, and it can be quite effective. Because social media is largely personality-driven, a savvy entrepreneur can level the playing field against much larger competitors and establish his company as a widely recognized, credible source. Both are clearly damaging to your brand. Company-centric content. Overfeeding.

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

Ignite Social Media

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. If you’re looking for inspiring brand content on Instagram, look no further than Airbnb. The numbers don’t lie, either: with 1 million followers, Airbnb is a clear brand winner on Instagram. Airbnb. Disney Pixar.

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Seven Elements of a LinkedIn Audit to Improve Brand Consistency

Spin Sucks

This helps me learn more about their backgrounds, to see what the company values terms of accomplishments, and to get a pulse on how much of the organization’s content is being shared by employees. This makes it essential that your employees are actively engaged on social media, and acting as a brand ambassador, especially on LinkedIn. Company description. Company Description.

Online Tools that Help with PR

Spin Sucks

Feedly. Feedly is a user-friendly place to store your blog and news subscriptions. When they publish something new, you’ll see it in your Feedly page and can read and share from there. Set up alerts for your name, the company name, and your brand or product names. Once By Gini Dietrich Running a small business isn’t easy. Canva to the rescue!

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How to Build Trust in Your Brand Using Video

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In today’s society, the personal connection that a brand can make with a consumer is crucial. Consumers are tired of being placed purely on the receiving end of information and want a chance to give feedback and get involved in brand identity. A few general points to bear in mind before creating your videos: Content is the number one way you can build trust with potential clients.

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How Consistent Branding is Being Challenged in the Digital Age

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In the past, maintaining consistent branding was a much less complex exercise than it is today. Before the explosion of everything digital, sustaining branding consistency used to be a relatively straightforward task which involved one-way communication with little or no feedback from consumers via a handful of separate channels.  What exactly is consistent branding? Marketin

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How Companies May Pay You to Use Facebook

Ari Herzog

The above screenshot is taken from one of my Facebook friend’s walls. I saw it on my news feed among other friends’ updates of this and that that they wanted to share with me. Clicking the link, I learned about sponsored stories and how companies and brands can choose to pay select Facebook users for the privilege of sharing that brand page with their friends.

Socially Speaking What do YOU expect from brands and companies using social media?

Akamai Marketing

Conversely, we all have our own expectations about what a brand/company does with their social media profiles. If there is one thing I’ve learned from my various social media audiences, its that you too have opinions about the care and feeding of social media persona. Today, I’d like to invite you to share, what YOU expect and want to see from brands and companies using social media. Tell me your peeves, your dreams and your ideas about how brands/companies use social media. I’m really curious about your thoughts.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps. For smaller companies, Meshfire, Sendible, and Hootsuite lead the pack. And for the midsize company, Sendible, Meshfire (again), and Oktopost are leaders. viralWoot

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Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

Tools such as Yoast (a WordPress plugin), FeedBlitz (an RSS feed and email subscription service), and Genesis (a WordPress theme) automatically create that sentence for you so it appears any time someone scrapes your content. When you use FeedBlitz or other software for your RSS feeds, it allows you to get creative with what appears in your footer. Every day. You know what he said?

How to Create People-Powered Content That Works for Your Brand

Convince & Convert

Brands are spending millions of dollars and countless hours producing content in an effort to vie for their customer’s attention. According to a study by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs , B2C companies currently spend about a quarter of their budget on content marketing and 60% have plans to increase those budgets next year. What is your brand’s story? It’s not.

The Social Side of Brand Management

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You want to log what is being said on the internet about your company’s most vital components. Customer interaction allows you to build relationships, and gives you the ability to develop brand advocates through offering incentives, promotional codes, and sneak peeks at the latest products or services you have going out. This is a guest post by Chris Birk. The Man with the Plan.

Are YOU a Social Asset to Your Company? Are Your Employees?

Stay N' Alive

One of the things I talk about in Google+ Marketing For Dummies is the importance of getting your employees and brand loyalists involved in social media. The truth is, our culture is evolving from a culture of brands to a culture of people. The focus is no longer on your brand. Your employees and the people behind your brand are a critical part of your SEO strategy now.

PR Pros Must Embrace the PESO Model

Spin Sucks

But your PR team can do these things better if it uses an  integrated PESO model  and stops thinking of itself only as a brand enhancer and not a business driver. While the algorithm at Facebook keeps changing so only those who pay get their content to show up in the news feeds of their followers, you don’t want to ignore your page. This is good, but it also means change.

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Top social networks: Guide to images for company pages

The Way of the Web

If you’re updating your company logos, re-branding, or simply want to change images to give your page a refresh, then it’s important to ensure you know the right image dimensions, file sizes and positioning for each social network. LinkedIn Company Page Images: LinkedIn requires 3 images for a company page. Or maintaining social media which already exists?

Online Communities: What Consumers Want, What Brands Don’t Deliver

Firebelly

Quickly, right now, think of a few social media brands that you follow through social media. There’s probably at least one brand above the fold in your news feed right now. What is that brand saying? The top post by a page in my news feed right now is for The Vogue, a theater in Indianapolis that happens to be a mere 500 feet or so from where I’m sitting.

5 Apps To Enhance Your Brand

Idaconcpts

The use of smartphones among consumers continues to grow as they continue to use apps for purchasing goods and services and search for different brands. With the growth of smartphones, companies are focusing to increase their brand visibility and sales through smartphone apps. Businesses can use this app to increase brand presence and sales. Hootsuite. Instagram.

Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

Akamai Marketing

Where WikiBrands differs is that it incorporates all those key subjects and more while also discussing the often ignored role of the brand. Branding is particularly relevant for small and medium sized businesses or start-ups who are looking to start or increase their social media voice. The book begins with some branding 101 and then provides examples of the benefits of Wikibranding.

Social Networking Stats: Millennials Are 56% More Likely To Find Brand Content On Social Networks

The Realtime Report

Millennials Are 56% More Likely To Find Brand Content On Social Networks. The average millennial checks their smartphone about 45 times a day, and is 56% more likely to find brand content on social networks than on search engines or other online news feeds, according to SDL’s global study. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 YouTube.

33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Rather than interrupting prospective customers with content they generally didn’t want (product pitches) while they were consuming content they did (entertainment or news), content marketing entices targeted buyers with entertaining (consumer) or informative (b2b) content that also happens to reflect the company’s brand messages or product/service strengths. ’ Yawn.

StumbleUpon Channels: Which Media Brands Are Doing Well?

Adam Sherk

It has been a couple months since StumbleUpon rolled out its Channel pages for all members so I thought I’d check in and see how media brands are doing. To-date the media brands with the largest following have attracted 5,000 to 7,000 followers with quite a few channels still under 1,000. So instead I’ll highlight some media brands that are doing well so far. Others.

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

Here are 5 quick tips that you can easily implement today to get your company dominating on social media (if you want even more tips, check out our book with over 80+ pages of social media advice for social good companies )… Hint: All of these 5 tips are things you can do on your own (without the need to hire additional staff/contractors) in just a few minutes a day!

Are Brands Ready For The Instagram Economy?

Twist Image

For most brands, when they think of Instagram, three ideas probably enter their noggins: 1. The fact that the company got bought by Facebook in back in April 2012 for about one billion dollars (it still stings for most). 2. That there is currently no dramatic sign of advertising or marketing on this platform (making it difficult for brands to figure out an angle). 3. What if there was a way - a real way - for brands to make money (serious money) on Instagram? What about major brands? brand. When you hear the name Instagram , what do you think of? apple.

How Small, Fast-Moving Companies Use Social Media

Proactive Report

We all know that most companies are using social media now.  500 and then random interviews with executive at companies on the list to get more in-depth data.   What kind of companies are on the Inc. They’re new, fast-moving small companies. Their Twitter feed is full of awesome content captured by their product. 500 list? Favorite Social Media Platforms.

Can Good Social Media Customer Service Help You Grow Your Brand?

SocMed Sean

While some types of industries certainly have different relationships with those customers, the fact that people need to purchase products and services in order to keep a company afloat remains unchanged. One of the best ways to keep a customer base happy and to grow a brand is to offer great customer support. Groups pop up using your brand name negatively.

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Eight Conversations Your Customers Want to Have With Your Brand

Social Media Strategery

A brand’s customers represent some of their best resources, yet most brands leave them on the bench. My last post criticized the content that a lot of brands share via social media – the incessant begging for likes and shares, the linkbaiting, and the meme-jacking that brands have adopted in their constant quest for “engagement.” Instead

What Not to Do When Humanizing a Brand

Waxing UnLyrical

If you are an outside sales rep or represent a company to clients, keeping yourself looking clean to represent a corporate image is something that most employers value. However, when it comes to branding, the opposite may be true. Consumers value personal, truthful conversation from companies. On Twitter especially, a new term has arisen called “humanizing a brand.”

Brands: It’s not enough to be liked

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Imagine a company that has upscale retail locations around the United States receiving tens of thousands of customer visits. Yet some brands are terribly underutilizing these pages, making them basically brochureware repositories — essentially inviting customers in but not engaging them or giving them an incentive to return. Brands need to mine competitors’ fan pages for insights.

Show 442 - How to write a story for your brand

Engaging Brand

The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode but first. The listener winning an  Engaging Brand  goodie bag - picked from all the people who share, like, tweet about the show to say a BIG thank you from me! - is Sandy Jackson from the USA. The company branding story is created through 6 C''s.