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


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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11 Ways to Jumpstart Your Instagram Branding

Sprout Social

Starting your Instagram branding from scratch can seem like a tall order task. Far too often we see brands on Instagram turn their channels into graveyards. Integrating Instagram into your marketing and branding strategy is essential for any business trying to grow their audience. But Instagram branding isn’t an easy task. Benefits of Increasing Instagram Branding.

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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How to Use Social Media to Build Brand Trust

Convince & Convert

These interactions help build brand trust and a form a community around your brand. So, how do you use social media to build brand trust? People are likely to trust authorities or experts in a certain industry or on a particular topic. To maintain your authority, you need to keep up with the latest research and news in your industry, and frequently share your insights.

Your Brand Is Not A Logo


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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Luxury Auto Brand Aston Martin Uses Social Media Campaign to Double Site Traffic

The Realtime Report

Aston Martin, the luxury British automotive brand, saw visits rise over 100% on its website as a result of a social media campaign in Germany, the US and the UK.  The brand gained more than 4,000 new ‘likes’ for its Facebook page on the first day of the Vanquish campaign. An image posted June 21 got more than 25,000 ‘likes,’ the most for any of the brand’s Facebook images to date.

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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In-App Payments to Brands, Other New Features in Facebook Messenger Platform v1.2

SocialTimes Facebook

containing several new features, the most prominent of which is the ability for brands to accept payments  directly via the application. The other major feature launch is the ability for brands to use News Feed ads  on Facebook to drive users to Messenger via calls to action such as “send message,” “shop now” or “learn more.”. Other new features in Messenger Platform v1.2

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

SocialTimes Twitter

Video ads were found to be twice as memorable in Twitter’s feed compared with on premium sites, due to content in their feeds being seen as “personal” and “self-curated,” as well as relevant to users’ interests and “less intrusive.”. Providing heavier, early branding can help drive awareness at lower levels of viewability.

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Seven Elements of a LinkedIn Audit to Improve Brand Consistency

Spin Sucks

This makes it essential that your employees are actively engaged on social media, and acting as a brand ambassador, especially on LinkedIn. Your LinkedIn profile photo acts as your avatar across the site, showing up in search results, your connections’ news feed, and any comments you make. By Erika Heald. That’s why there’s no better time than now to tackle a quick LinkedIn audit.

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. Have a group of industry trade reporters you want to follow? Set up alerts for your name, the company name, and your brand or product names. Once Canva to the rescue!

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PR Pros Must Embrace the PESO Model

Spin Sucks

That’s why the PR industry, in particular, has stayed somewhat stagnant. There are industry voices who will say any PR professional who says they can tie their efforts back to your business results is a snake-oil salesman. It’s what the PR industry is typically known for, because it’s one of the few tangible things done. This is good, but it also means change.

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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. That said, if your site isn’t yet considered an authority in your industry by Google, it’s worth taking some action against the content thieves. Every day.

Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here are some simple tips that should be kept in mind regardless of your business or industry. In my professional opinion, most companies, industries and organizations can benefit from a Facebook page. These updates can keep your brand fresh in the minds of your community members and will also make them feel like they’re part of your extended corporate family. What’s your goal?

7 mistakes to avoid in personal branding and building authority


Building your personal brand can lead to fame and fortune or it can cost you years of wasted time. I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way, so I guess you could call me an expert in taking the long road. After all, no matter your industry or profession, everyone wants to do business with the person who “wrote the book.” Waiting too long to write a book. Table of contents. Blogging

Are Brands Ready For The Instagram Economy?

Twist Image

For most brands, when they think of Instagram, three ideas probably enter their noggins: 1. 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? It turned out that there was a burgeoning cottage industry being built in places like Kuwait for businesses that were interested in doing more on Instagram than selfies, regrams of people twerking or motivational quotes. brand. apple.

How Is Instagram Becoming More Usable for Your Brand and Your Audience?

Simply Measured

Instagram has released many features in the past year, all of which are primarily designed to increase usability for both brands and typical users. The easier navigation is, the safer engagement feels, and the more enticing brand discovery is on a social platform, the more likely it is that the average user will engage with your brand’s content there. Comment Filtering.

Instagram Launches Instagram Stories: What They Are, How They Work and How Brands Can Use Them

Buffer Social

Content shared to stories also won’t appear on your profile grid or in the main Instagram feed. Instagram Stories appear in a bar at the top of your feed — and all Instagram accounts will be able to share stories, from your best friends to your favorite popular accounts. Instagram Stories provide a way for brands and individuals to post more without overwhelming people’s feeds.

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.

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. ” 5 Top Brand Monitoring Tools for Marketers by 60 Second Marketer. Tools to Discover Influencers in Your Industry by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. viralWoot

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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. Adam T.

How Brands Are Using Instagram Stories to Impact the Buyer’s Journey

Simply Measured

Snapchat pioneered this “in-the-moment” idea with branded content, and quickly became a force to be reckoned with. With over twice the number of MAUs as Snapchat , Instagram Stories has become a new playground for brands on social media. They humanize brands, and forge a deeper connection between social audiences and brands. The 2016 State of Social Marketing Download.

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”


This is must have insight for any blog owner, especially one that is trying to grow their brand, rather than just spread brand awareness. After all, Twitter is a live updating feed that is shifting too frequently for everyone to see it. know you can automate this part to send an email blast every time there is a new entry in your blog RSS feed. published it. Right?

5 Twitter Strategies And Tools To Take Your Branded Account To the Next Level

Webbiquity SMM

For example, if you want to show off a few different photos of a brand new product on Twitter, you can use the gallery card to display shots from several angles. Using one of these cards increases click-throughs and engagement, since they make your tweets look so much different from those ones in your followers’ feeds. Guest post by Logan Strain. Gallery cards that display images.

8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling


Amy DeLouise is a video director-producer who specializes in telling real people stories that help nonprofits and companies tell their brand story. Featured Implementation Industry InsiderHer new book is The Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera (Focal Press). 1 – Tell a Story. Then you need to build to the climax—some challenge or issue that needs to be overcome.

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Four Seasons #IgniteTheSpark Campaign Brings Romance To Social Media

The Realtime Report

With “The Spark” microsite as the campaign base, the brand also created a Facebook application – “Countdown to Romance” – that allows users to book vacations directly through the tab. On Twitter, the brand created the hashtag #IgnitetheSpark , which carries over onto Instagram and Pinterest. Why create a campaign focused on the theme of romance?

How to Use Your CEO’s Twitter Account to Build Brand Loyalty

Convince & Convert

Looking for a way to get more trust in your brand, a lift in consumer engagement, and an edge over your closest competition? The dramatic number of consumers have come to expect an executive presence on social media, particularly Twitter, as a means of accessing brands 24/7/365. How Executives Help Establish a Strong Brand Position. highlight to tweet). Real Life Example: .

How to Use Snapchat for Lobbying and Public Affairs


Snapchat has recently worked to rehab its more frivolous reputation and has seen brands such as CNN, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal establishing presences on the platform. The story feed is a great place to post a series of snaps related to a particular event as they only visible for 24 hours. Seriously. They are awesome. ————-.

5 Strategies for Boosting Engagement on Instagram

Convince & Convert

A recent update to Instagram’s feed sorting got marketers worried. You probably don’t have hundreds of National Geographic photographers on staff at your company, but with a little diligence, you too can create a beautiful visual story of your brand. Social Media Strategy algorithmic feed audience engagement instagram Social Media Marketing social media strategy

6 Social Media Stats to Improve Your Brand Presence


Awareness has sourced the Internet to bring up some of the most interesting metrics to give brands a chance to boost their current marketing strategy. The numbers might look a bit different now, but there’s no doubt that most brand pages have still not reached the response rate of 65-75% that Socialbakers recommends. Monitor Your Brand’s Instagram Activity with New Reporting Tool.

Three Ways to Get the Most From Your Brand’s Blog


When it comes down to traffic value, social media has to be one of my top recommendations for people who are trying to build their blog’s brand. I see three reasons for this: When the likes, shares and retweets begin to fly, you’re looking at a ton of linkback love. Social media has adapted to integrate seamlessly with blogs, providing RSS feeds, networks and other wondrous apps.

The Rise and Rise of Emojis – Is The Way We Communicate on Social Changing?


Emojis: Another language that is easy to learn but hard to master for brands. Similarly, with the recent implementation of Periscope into Twitter’s live feed , the potential for live emojis is enormous. For example, Facebook Mentions has live feeds for public figures and is gearing up to create these for everyone soon. No Time to Comment. Video as Ad Revenue.

7 Creative Ways to Visually Brand Your Business on Social Media

Rebekah Radice

More than likely, it’s the vibrant, eye-catching images that filter through your social feeds. They clutter up your feed and leave you shaking your head. If you’ve ever wondered what the secret is to creating visuals that promote a positive brand image, read on. Creative Ways to Visually Brand Your Business on Social Media. Get Branded. You know the ones.

Image Recognition in Action: Kylie Jenner, Beauty Brands and the Age of User-Generated Content

Talkwalker SM

Brands are constantly aiming to be where the conversation is happening, and consumers are holding the loudspeaker. Beauty brands have capitalized on major influencer marketing strategies across visual platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and more.  With image recognition technology , Talkwalker is empowering brands to discover the most powerful images and voices behind their products.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

also gathering intelligence via their rankings on top social sites and by stumbling upon new items in my feed reader. This list is incredibly long, but I hope it’s not any less valuable. I’m sure you’ll have a year (or more) of reading to do, but I know it’s worth it to empower you with all this great content that has been written by our industry peers. Enjoy!

The Marketing of Marketing is not Telling Us The Whole Story About Member Research


Big brands counter this bias by fielding many, many groups. Qualitative research can give us insights to feed the future. Amanda Kaiser serves the professional association community, grew up on brand strategy, and is a qualitative researcher. Content Strategy Featured Industry InsiderThe marketing of marketing is big business. than we find on storytelling.

How To Create More Content, Faster, Without Sacrificing on Quality


It may be time to start expanding what you create, and producing something brand new. Tweetdeck is my own not-so-secret productivity tool that tracks important events happening in my industry. Cyfe helps me monitor and archive more context from industry. It can aggregate content from Twitter, Google Plus, Google Trends, any RSS feeds and many other. Creating newsletters.

Engaging Brand Podcast 412 - Connecting You to Your Customers

Engaging Brand

Welcome to the latest and free   The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips  but before we start. The listener of the week and winning an Engaging Brand goodie bag, is Jane Stretton who shared the show notes on Twitter. Creating a distinctive personal brand and the importance in being remembered. Related articles.

#LetsAskNancy 005: Lawyers, Should You Start A Practice Area Twitter Account?

Myrland Marketing

Here is my advice: I think practice or industry group Twitter accounts can be very effective. There are so many developments in, for example, Life Sciences that attorneys are aware of, and that your clients are a part of, or that industry publications publish, that you should have more than enough knowle dge to share, or people with whom to communicate, that care about this topic.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Part 2 hasn’t been posted as of the compilation of this report, but you should know that SEO is about a strong brand, that you must perform research, real value produces great results, and you must understand where to circulate the message to get the best results. To get good links, you don’t have to build brand new content. Branding. Brand Evangelism. Enjoy!