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How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business


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 Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing


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 use Social Media for Employer Branding and Recruitment


Strategic HR entails attracting, developing and retaining high-performing candidates to your company. Previously, companies would communicate with employees and candidates via traditional push messages, but now they are required to adapt to the changing consumer and employee behavior, where the tendency is to rely on and trust peer recommendations. Tweet. Results.

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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.

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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 Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? Do you know how each campaign performed when measured against those metrics, and how they contributed to the bottom line? If you’re like many marketers, those questions probably bring a quizzical look to your face. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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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 Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts


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


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.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media


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 Foster a Cohesive Social Media Brand


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 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.

Make Social Media Profitable For Your Business

Spin Sucks

You can make social media profitable for your business by controlling your brand's message, making it more valuable than your website. The post Make Social Media Profitable For Your Business appeared first on Spin Sucks. John Jiloty has more.

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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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 Social Media for a Product Launch

Simply Measured

2016 Social + Digital Marketing Predictions Download. billion people around the world are actively using social media, according to Statista. Brands Brands are flocking to social media channels because that’s where their customers are. Why Use Social Media to Market a Product Launch? Education & Analysis Social Media

How to Know If Your Brand Should Hop on a New Social Media Trend

Ignite Social Media

Does everyone on your Twitter timeline seem to be obsessed with a new movie, television show, or mobile app? Trends can be found everywhere but social media is the best place to find the freshest and most relevant trends today. The client is emailing you, asking if their brand should jump on the new social media trend that everyone seems to be talking about.

Can Social Media Influencers Replace Your PR Agency?

Spin Sucks

It’s a controversial question to ask, can social media influencers truly replace your PR agency? The post Can Social Media Influencers Replace Your PR Agency? Comments “Social media influencer” is, by definition, an anomaly. The Secret to Viral Content. Influence Social Media brand image management can social media influencers replace pr?

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 Meet Your Consumers’ Social Media Expectations


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 structure glocal communication on Social Media


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.

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 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 Prioritize Your Social Media To-Do List

Simply Measured

I’m often asked: With so much to do and so little time to do it all in, how do you prioritize your social media tasks? While researching the best cat GIF’s and 90s memes can be fun, there is real work to be done and it can get very overwhelming on a medium that never stops. To fit this model, a social strategy must be in place. Planning.

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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.

5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Media Insights

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? It’s easy to get lost in the numbers, or to get over focused on followers, likes, shares, views, listens and the list goes on. It’s easy to get lost in a sea of avatars and data insights. Would you like to… Earn trust with your target audience?

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10 Truths Nobody Told You About Being A Social Media Marketer

Pam Moore

It is clear social media marketing is delivering real and measurable business value for companies large and small today. With this incredible opportunity created for businesses using social media there is obviously solid opportunity for smart and savvy marketers to specialize and build a career in social media marketing. Click To Tweet.

How to Create Your Own Social Media Video Marketing Strategy

Sprout Social

Whether you’re a video producer fielding numerous calls from your social media management team or the social manager making the requests, it isn’t lost on anyone that social media video content has exploded in popularity. Creating Cost-Effective Social Videos. Choosing What Kind of Videos to Shoot. Why Social Media Video Marketing?

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Pros and Cons of your Social Media Team Structure

Ignite Social Media

One of the best things about working at an agency is the variety of brands we get to work with on a daily basis. With different clients comes different social media team structures that we work with. Social media teams are structured depending on how the brand divides their internal vs. external resources, and there are pros and cons to each approach.

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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.

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 Create the Ultimate Social Media Content Strategy

Sprout Social

It is easy to get overwhelmed when you dive head first into the social media pool. Floundering around with no purpose to your social media promotion is ineffective and time-consuming. What you need is a strategy to increase the effectiveness and engagement of your content. You do not want to just create extra “noise” online. Metrics. Creation.

How to Hire Your Social Media Marketing Partner

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

See How to Hire Your SEO Partner from November. After taking the social media plunge, companies quickly discover that it is vastly more complicated and time-consuming than they thought. But companies must avoid a panicky response, because hiring a social media marketing (SMM) partner requires careful study. Social Media Marketing Activities and Skills.

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.

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!

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 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.

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 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

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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