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How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

yMarketingMatters

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.

How to Use Social Media to Build Brand Trust

Convince & Convert

Social media is more than just a platform to promote your products, services, and content. These interactions help build brand trust and a form a community around your brand. You need trust to create a deeper relationship with your customers and to encourage repeat purchases and referrals. So, how do you use social media to build brand trust?

How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

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. If you play your cards right, these similar characteristics can work to your advantage when it comes to planning, promoting, and building excitement for any public event you’re hosting.

How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. It’s interesting because many marketing and social media leaders within brands and organizations of all sizes dream about achieving real ROI using social media and digital marketing, yet very few of them actually bring to fruition much more than a social media dream.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

The best performing and most valuable content provides relevance for the user as well as the brand with a great respect for the context. What And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? We believe that it takes a local to tab into a certain location’s tone of voice and cultural understanding.

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How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts

SocialFish

Social media has become the primary hub for marketing among brands of every size. Open platforms for engagement are an enticing and powerful tool, and the focus has really shifted from traditional media to digital advertising campaigns. Whole companies grow from bootstrap startups to multi-million dollars companies using an almost entire social media strategy.

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How to Ignite Your Brand Ambassadors

Spin Sucks

After my presentation on Spin Sucks , several people asked me how to create a brand ambassador program. It seems to be the one thing everyone wants to do, but hardly anyone knows how to build and execute. That’s what you’ll get if you set up a brand ambassador program. What are you trying to achieve? Drip emails.

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How to Market on Social Media Like a Global Brand

Peg Fitzpatrick

Want to market like a pro? Curious how the big brands market flawlessly? Get your own powerhouse social media strategy in motion complete with a checklist. I’m super excited to partner with Sprout Social on a free webinar on August 2nd at 3 pm ET. Easy-to-use daily and weekly social media task lists. RSVP here.

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. They add a few lines of HTML metadata to blog posts and other thought leadership content that enable brands to stand out from the pack in Twitter feeds that are full of text. Bypassing the character limit also helps increase conversion rates.

How Social Media Can Help You Expand Your Business

Spin Sucks

Social media can help expand your business. Yet, there are many businesses still reluctant to use it. Josh Barett reminds us why is important for any business to have a presence on social media. The post How Social Media Can Help You Expand Your Business appeared first on Spin Sucks.

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

Startups are notorious for maximizing everything they have to grow their businesses. That So when startups prioritize projects, they want to make the most of everything they do to get the maximum benefit from their minimal resources. And And that tends to look pretty scrappy at times. think you’ll find they’ll work for your social media marketing, too.

8 Big Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Pamorama

Social media marketing is vital for business growth these days. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter present unique opportunities to reach your target customers. Whether you’re a startup or a more established company, social media plays a vital role in today’s marketing landscape. social media marketing mistakes to avoid. 1.

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How to Foster a Cohesive Social Media Brand

Pamorama

Are you using social media marketing to extend your brand’s reach? Twitter and Facebook are the most prominent social networks, but others like Pinterest , Google+ , LinkedIn , YouTube , and Instagram are very valuable channels as well. When If not, you run the risk of creating brand confusion and disseminating mixed messages to your audience.

How to structure glocal communication on Social Media

Mindjumpers

The following is a guest blog by Sandie Vieten, a freelance webdesigner and brand creator, who recently graduated from the IT University in Copenhagen. Today we are happy to share her thoughts on Digital Glocalization, based on her master thesis in the field. . In December 2013 I started writing my master thesis and teamed up with Mindjumpers because I was curious about glocalization on social media. Furthermore my thesis investigates how the glocal challenges could be converted into best practices for global brands. How to. Findings.

Five Crucial Tips for Building Your Personal Brand

Spin Sucks

Building a personal brand in this day and age is vital, whether you are happily employed or looking for your next challenge. Patrick Cole shares five basic things you need to take into account when building your personal brand. The post Five Crucial Tips for Building Your Personal Brand appeared first on Spin Sucks.

How to Repurpose Influencer Content for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

When it comes to asking whether or not your brand should be repurposing its influencer-generated content – there’s really no question about it. Many companies, like Carusele , have recognized the power that lies in influencer-generated content – encouraging brands to feature this content on their own channels. Above you can see an example of how Hills Bros.

How to Write Better Content for Social Media

Convince & Convert

What do you want from social media today? I’ll answer this question for you: When you post something on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ you want tons of people to click and read it. And social media is a great way to promote your work and attract people to it. As a result, you must know whom you are going to share your content with. Right?

How to Recover From Social Media Fails

Sprout Social

Every company’s worst nightmare is experiencing a social media fail. This article isn’t about the biggest social media fails of 2016. Instead, we’re going to focus on the steps your brand can take to avoid ending up on those lists and what to do after you have an embarrassing social media blunder. Act Quickly.

How to Meet Your Consumers’ Social Media Expectations

Mindjumpers

Then you have taken the first baby steps to understanding what your consumers expect. The crucial part of being commercially successful on social networks, however, isn’t just to have a profile or account. However, with the maturity of social media and the use thereof, what consumers want has changed over the years. And they expect the brands to respond! Responding

How to Reach Gamers on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

How old are they? With this many gamers, there certainly isn’t just one place to reach them. So where do gamers spend time in social when they’re not actively gaming? Social Gaming. Whether you cared to see them or not, you were probably well aware of how many pounds of beets your friend Adam harvested yesterday. Common Social Networks.

How to Use Brand Storylines to Spark Social Media Engagement

Convince & Convert

Bland, boring tweets and Facebook updates aren’t of much value, but that’s what many brands are sharing. They take the steps suggested by social media consultants and experts. Their brands have a presence, but the content is lacking. As a result, these brands do not cultivate vibrant, engaged, and growing social media groups. Image via EladeManu.

6 Must-Dos for Best-In-Class Social Media Customer Service

Ignite Social Media

If your customers were to grade your customer service on social media, how would your brand do? If you’re not at the top of your class and on your way to valedictorian, it’s time to rethink the experience your brand is providing your customers on social media. Make Time to Be Available. Would you be an A student?

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7 Brands Winning Social Media During the Olympics

Simply Measured

The first American to compete in a hijab. How to Create a Conversion-Based Social Campaign Download. The Games in Rio also have the dubious distinction of being the first Games where the USOC and IOC have banned non-official partners from using Olympic footage and Olympic-themed content on social media. Here are my travel essentials to bring back number 2!

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How to Spark Emotion Through Social Media

Convince & Convert

Do you have a social media strategy? But what everyone doesn’t know is that you can’t simply write awesome content and hope that it will draw people like flies to honey from social media. You have to learn how to ignite that content to bring about a better response when it’s time to share it on social media.

Who Owns Social Media?

Spin Sucks

When I received a master’s degree in social media in 2010, it was a pretty unique degree to obtain. Today, everyone is a social media expert (degree or not). Which begs the question, “who owns social in an organization?” Is it advertising agencies? To be effective, your social strategy should include insight from all of the above. PR firms?

How to Create Your Social Media Strategy

Rebekah Radice

When it comes to building a solid social media strategy , there are many things to consider. From goals, to content, branding and audience engagement, it can feel complex. Designing a winning strategy doesn’t have to be hard. And when you look at the  keys to their success, it’s simple. Not sure where to begin? Social Medi

How to Drive Value into Your Social Marketing

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social marketing with social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are not only social trends but are driving value into the marketing messages of small, medium, and global brands. The smartest way to drive value is with social marketing. Let’s look at some stats and some ideas to implement them. How social marketing is evolving.

How to Make Social Media Less of a Time Suck

Spin Sucks

Because of the fast pace of social media, we are constantly bombarded with distractions from one social network or another. You have to participate and engage consistently, Facebook seems to change something on a weekly basis, Google has all of these animal-named announcements, new social networks pop up all the time…it’s exhausting to keep up with everything!

How to Gather Fan Feedback on Social Media

Convince & Convert

When was the last time you phoned up a company to leave them feedback, or even just sent them an email? Can’t Customers today are turning towards social media instead to let companies know exactly what they thought of their experience. Get Customer Feedback on Social Media. Some prefer to keep their opinions either low key or completely anonymous.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” stage to the “how do I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” by Social-Hire. ” phase.

How to Fix Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

Convince & Convert

Over the years, Convince & Convert has continued to refine its  social media strategy process. Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps (Summary). One of the major theses we employ in our social media strategy process is this: Companies should focus more on how to BE social, and less on how to DO social media. (highlight

Five Social Media Trends for 2016

Spin Sucks

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. This time last year, I got my New Year’s resolutions written and planned how to focus on the latest trends. Grab your cup of coffee and let’s discuss what brands should focus on in 2016.

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How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Shares The days of emailing out a PDF to a small group of journalists and hoping they will open the attachment on their blackberry – lol – and act on it are over. Writing a social media press release for customers, vendors, clients, stakeholders to pick up and deliver the news into their Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus networks is a totally different beast.

4 Social Media Trends and How to Adjust Your Social Strategy

Ignite Social Media

Social media has evolved over the years and in order to design a successful social media marketing strategy, you must consider the latest social media trends that are likely to have the biggest impacts. So brands, both big and small, are leveraging visual content to allure prospective customers. Live Video Streaming to Take Over.

The 7 Types of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them

SocialFish

Using social media to market your company is an undoubtedly wise decision. But understanding the differences between each type of user who follows you can also lead to an increase in awareness and sales. To figure out what to do to get the most out of every user, here’s a breakdown based on this  infographic by ReachLocal : The Quiet Follower —.

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5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016

yMarketingMatters

With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. At the same time, it’s also very exciting times for marketers and business owners, to have so many powerful marketing tools to escalate and grow their business, sales and exposure. Consumers Are Social. Source ).

Your Logo is NOT Your Brand – Marketing Brand Strategy in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

When many business leaders think of the term “brand” they think of pretty colors, expensive logos, fancy graphics, Facebook cover photos and traditional tv or radio advertisements. Smart marketers know branding is much more than a logo. In reality, the logo is the easy part and only one small yet very important component of your brand. Every brand touch counts.