Managing Social Media Campaigns
MARCH 5, 2013
Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns. Creating a social media campaign is not a one time event. Use tools. The 2% rule.
How to Track Hashtag Campaigns with Social Media Analytics
Convince & Convert
JULY 30, 2015
Using social media analytics like Talkwalker’s Hashtag Campaign IQ App , instant and in-depth hashtag tracking is now possible. All the relevant social media metrics for your hashtag such as buzz, engagement, and reach can be measured and compared against previous campaigns and competitor campaigns. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. highlight to tweet).
Who Owns Social Media?
DECEMBER 17, 2015
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 Owns Social Media.
PR Firms Botch 95% of Social Media Campaigns?
JUNE 13, 2011
Ninety-five percent of the worst social media engagement I’ve seen was produced by PR companies that were hired to manage a brand’s profiles, pages, or blogs. Ninety-five percent of the worst social media engagement he’s seen? Maybe of the companies he’s worked with, 95 percent of them had botched social media campaigns.
8 Tips for Using Social Media for Political Campaigns
JUNE 16, 2011
By now, most candidates for public office have figured out that incorporating social media into their campaigns is a critically important step. The last couple of election cycles, much of this social media business was new. Do you want to use social media to communicate with your existing supporter base or grow your base? That was then, this is now.
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.
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. Built a community of 13,000. What’s a marketer to do?
Why Awesome Influencer Campaigns Combine Many Kinds of Marketing
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 27, 2016
Did you ever think that a selfie could help the community? They donated money to Boys & Girls Clubs of America for every selfie posted with their campaign hashtag #selflessie. They seamlessly integrated all areas of marketing to promote their #selflessie campaign—an expert move by Toyota all marketers can learn from. Use Employees and Social Followers as Influencers.
Social Media Crisis Management -Infographic
JUNE 3, 2013
At a very minimum set up Google alerts, but we recommend setting up additional social listening tools as well to be sure to get timely reporting. If you need some free or low-cost listening tools here’s a list of social media listening tools to get you started. Trying to smother a social media crisis is like gas on a fire. Monitor first, last and always.
Monday Roundup: Optimizing Your Campaigns
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Campaigns and events take a lot of planning and effort. Here are some ideas on how to optimize your campaigns… and on a day that comes only once every four years, no less! 1. ” (Be warned: this is a LONG post… but if it’s the only one you read from this round-up, it’ll be worth it.). 2. 4 Components Of The Best Social Media Campaigns.
Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing
APRIL 26, 2014
Hashtags are increasingly important in social media marketing campaigns. They enable content marketers get in front of their target audience and identify social media conversations that are relevant to their business. They are a way to track topics on Twitter and other social media platforms. What are hashtags? Hashtags are labels for content.
How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts
JUNE 20, 2016
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.
5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail
MAY 12, 2014
——— The majority of all crowdfunding campaigns fail to reach their monetary goals. Crowdfunding campaigns that hit their goals start with a comprehensive plan. What are the most common reasons for why a campaign is unable to meet its goal? Take some time to set SMART campaign goals and objectives. crowdfunding campaign is as successful as its reach.
5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD
JANUARY 28, 2013
In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). Now, definitions aside, I think community building (and, therefore, the management thereof) is one of the biggest differences between “old” and “new” PR. That’s ok.
How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners
MARCH 14, 2015
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. If not, you’re missing out.
Why Most Social Media Departments Fail
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
OCTOBER 25, 2011
A few years ago, a colleague of mine was given a tremendous responsibility to oversee the social media department at a prestigious well known NYC-based public relations firm. Less than a year later, she was sent packing up her desk, a casualty of a company that jumped into that shiny toy syndrome that people call social media. Goal Setting. Do you truly want to succeed?
22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community
DECEMBER 14, 2015
In the past 12 months, the #PRstack community has created an app that has characterized more than 250 third-party tools. It has published 48 how-to guides written by more than 35 community members covering different areas of the public relations workflow. lively community has developed and grown on Facebook and Twitter. The 22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community.
How to Measure the Return On a Social Media Campaign
MAY 24, 2011
Tweet When it comes to social media, it has always been a widely discussed topic how to measure returns and a lot of the traditions from more traditional marketing has of course paved its way into the field of social media. Many businesses that wish to run a social media campaign of course want to set goals and plan what should be achieved in terms of concrete figures.
The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers
OCTOBER 30, 2012
The Case For Active Users as Social Media Community Managers. I’ve really been thinking about this lately. I’m an advisor at Pacific New Media for a social media certificate program they are launching. They’ve had social media classes for several semesters and I’ve taught several classes. But why is this important? .
Monday Roundup: Campaigns
JULY 14, 2014
Successful campaigns come in all shapes and sizes. From building trust, to damage control, to sales, a well-executed campaign can win you more supporters, clients and bragging rights! This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on campaigns. Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful SMS Marketing Campaign. Here! 3. Silly, But….
Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social
Convince & Convert
MAY 10, 2016
The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social. Click for the replay of the Omni-Social Webinar. Omni-Social is the Offset to Paid Social.
Social Media Online Courses and Training
JANUARY 11, 2015
Shares My online courses are on Udemy – please scroll down to “teaching” – to join the 3000+ social media students undertaking my courses! How to Automate, Autoschedule and AutoFollow on Social Media : . Save Time: Learn about autoposting and autoscheduling , natively within Facebook & Twitter as well investigate which social media dashboards are best for automation – Hootsuite, Sprout Social and Buffer. Play with automation software combined with social media dashboards to autofollow and unfollow on Twitter.
Branding: When Political Campaigns Turn to Social Media
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
Unlike the past 56 elections, however, the 2012 election embraced a new media of direct voter engagement at a large scale: Social media. Social media creates a sphere for political interaction. According to a recent study by PEW, around 39% of all adult Americans have engaged in either civic or political activity on social media between 1-8 times.
3 New Social Media Features to Consider for Your Brand
Ignite Social Media
MAY 23, 2016
Implementing new features on social media can be an intimidating task to take on. The moment you see that buzzworthy headline about a new feature on social media during your morning coffee, you’re likely asking yourself the following questions. These features could be a benchmark for future content, trends, and social communication. Executing a seasonal campaign.
Association Social Media: ASAE
OCTOBER 8, 2014
——————— Let’s welcome Lauren Precker, Social Media Manager for ASAE to the SocialFish stage! 1 ) First things first – in what department in your organization does your role sit? ASAE is active on a variety of social media platforms both public and private. Who do you report to? Are they interlinked in specific ways?
Three awesome social media campaigns by CVBs and hotels
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
——– Convention and Visitors Bureaus have become invaluable resources for local business communities and these independent non-profit organizations operate in all major cities, with the aim of stimulating tourism-based economic activity. Takeaway Tip: Social media provides a powerful platform for expanding promotional events beyond the limits of your usual audience.
50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013
MAY 12, 2013
Use these platforms to manage, measure, and analyze your social media marketing initiatives. To succeed in today’s connected world, you need to build a community around your company, brand, and products. Over the last decade, social media monitoring has become a primary form of business intelligence, used to identify, predict, and respond to consumer behavior.
21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)
OCTOBER 8, 2013
The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business.
Understanding Social Media ROI Cycle
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Tweet On our blog, we have several times written about how to calculate ROI of your social media campaigns. He is also the co-author of How to Make Money with Social Media. In this post, we will look at ROI on social media with a different perspective, starting from the launch stage of a brand till it becomes matured in the industry. Stage 1: Launch.
Four Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Campaign Sucks
MAY 25, 2010
That’s the three-step approach we recommend companies take when it comes to approaching social media marketing activities for their organization. Brian Solis , for example, talks about “listening, observing and learning” as the bedrock steps in organizational use of social media in his book “ Engage ” (which I’m currently reading). Listen; engage; develop. Do you agree?
Luxury Auto Brand Aston Martin Uses Social Media Campaign to Double Site Traffic
The Realtime Report
JULY 6, 2012
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 campaign began on June 20th, featuring a digital car configurator, images and a video, as reported by Luxury Daily. Daily visitors doubled in the first seven days of the campaign.
Social Media Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in India
DECEMBER 9, 2015
Our ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world helps us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production and response management. India is a mobile first country where 41% of total mobile users are active on social media. And it remains the fastest growing market for social networks in the world.
Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?
MAY 25, 2012
appreciate Matt taking the time to share an interesting experience he had with outsourcing social media management! If you’re thinking about turning over the keys to your social channels to a 3rd party agency, read Matt’s post and think carefully about who you choose. Running a special sale/campaign and want your followers to know about it? Cheers!
Comparing 21 social media marketing tools [Chart]
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
According to the latest research by TrustRadius, buyers of social media management tools are looking for eight core functionalities: Community management. Campaigns & promotions. Paid media management. So most social media managers’ have resorted to using 2-3 social media management tools for full feature set to match their use case.
Non-Profit Social Media: Raise Awareness and Demand
MAY 26, 2015
Social media is widely adopted and used by all types of people, brands, and businesses around the globe. Pew Research reports 79 percent of adults use a single social media platform, while 52 percent use two or more platforms regularly. One of the critical pieces to any non-profit’s fundraising campaign is raising awareness for your cause. Non-Profit Social Media.
How to Run Successful Campaigns on Google+
Convince & Convert
JUNE 11, 2014
Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working on the best practices for running campaigns on Google+ and how, as Chris Brogan would say, we can make our buyers the hero of the story. Google+ campaigns are a great way of building trust and relationships with the people who may well become your brand advocates. Campaigns Campaigns create movements. Well, three reasons: 1.
Secret Sauce for Small Business: Building Social Media Communities
Blue Focus Marketing
AUGUST 22, 2011
“Social Media Communities Empower Small Businesses. Twitter is an amazing place to meet interesting people and join communities. But sometimes “ amazing is an understatement when it comes to Twitter relationships. Social Media Communities Create Value. Kent’s #MarketerMonday community expanded into #MMChat , (every Monday at 8 p.m.
A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits
AUGUST 24, 2015
Reposted from Sprout Social with permission. By Alicia Johnston. . GET THEIR COOL STRATEGIC GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS here. ———– Nonprofit organizations have become increasingly social over the past decade, whether they are cultivating a dedicated Facebook following or blazing a trail on new networks such as Snapchat. What to Share.
6 Proven Strategies for Successfully Promoting Content Across Social Media
MAY 18, 2016
Social media managers and marketers know that sometimes even the most epic material requires love and hard work when it comes to promoting content across social media. But with the right combination of strategy, effort, and luck you really can get your amazing content to succeed on social media. Create unique posts for each social channel. Peers.
The Importance of Local Activation on Social Media: India
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Our ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world helps us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production and response management. Recently, the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Modi, pledged to bring about a digital wave in India, launching a campaign called Digital India. with a 14% user base). Brand Failure.
Social Media Updates: July
AUGUST 9, 2015
July has been a bumper month in social media! All the major social media platforms came out with at least one update. Linkedin Launches New Campaign Management Tool for Sponsored Updates and Text Ads : Linkedin’s new Campaign Manager offers a range of new features to help you meet your advertising goals while improving control and visibility.
Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More
JUNE 21, 2014
Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities? The world of social media is ever-changing. It’s important to keep current on best practices to ensure that you’re doing all you can to keep your marketing campaigns and initiatives fresh. Implement Twitter cards so that any tweets of your content include applicable visual media.
How to Bring Humor to Community Management
Convince & Convert
APRIL 23, 2015
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Community managers have a challenging job. They’re on the front lines of your social media and digital channels each and every day as the voice of the company. So, why not let them have a little fun? A new extension of Ikea Singapore’s “ Improve Your Private Life ” campaign does just that.