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Managing Social Media Campaigns


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

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 highlight to tweet).

How 1:1 Social Media Engagement Impacts Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Customer service is playing an increasingly important role to users on social media, and brands big and small are stepping up to the plate to provide support. According to research from Sprout Social, social media is now the top choice for users when attempting to receive customer care. Customer Service vs. Reactive Engagement. Jolly Ranchers on Twitter.

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 Owns Social Media.

PR Firms Botch 95% of Social Media Campaigns?

Spin Sucks

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.

The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers

Akamai Marketing

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? .

Social Media Crisis Management -Infographic

Janet Fouts

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.

How to Measure the Return On a Social Media Campaign


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.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing


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.

Why Awesome Influencer Campaigns Combine Many Kinds of Marketing

Convince & Convert

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.

How to Run Instagram Ad Campaigns with Better Results

agora pulse

Are you running Instagram ad campaigns but seek better results? Hashtags and social media are like sprinkles and ice cream. Trending hashtags will help people find your brand, and you can use branded hashtags to create your own community,” says Vesela Georgieva , a digital marketing specialist. Branded hashtags are part a bigger marketing campaign. mage Source.

Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. It’s no longer a question of whether or not your brand should be on social media, but how can you best use sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to grow your business. Choosing Your Social Networks. Quick Stats 1.65

11 Social Media Ideas for Small Businesses

Sprout Social

One of the toughest parts about putting together a social media campaign is coming up with ideas. Even the most experienced marketers struggle to come up with social media ideas at some point. We’ve compiled a list of 11 social media ideas to get your creative juices flowing on those days when your mind goes blank. What should you Tweet?

How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners


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

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?

Understanding Social Media ROI Cycle


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.

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5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail


——— 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.

Three awesome social media campaigns by CVBs and hotels


——– 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.

Secret Sauce for Small Business: Building Social Media Communities

Blue Focus Marketing

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.

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 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 Online Courses and Training

Laurel Papworth

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.

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?” ” 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.

50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 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.

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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When to Thank Your Social Media Fans

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ever read those articles on how a business has successfully used social media to increase brand awareness and drive sales? typical story explains the goal of the said campaign, shows screenshots of the tweets and posts used in the campaign, and lists the results of these efforts. Social media can indeed provide a time- and cost-effective way to conduct market research.

Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?

SocMed Sean

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!

22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community

Spin Sucks

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.

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Social Media Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in India


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.

Non-Profit Social Media: Raise Awareness and Demand

Spin Sucks

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.

7 Brands Winning Social Media During the Olympics

Simply Measured

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. The yogurt brand Chobani has taken to the Rio Olympics quite well with its “No Bad Stuff” campaign.

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Association Social Media: The CFA Institute


The social media function at CFA Institute has grown in strategic importance over the years, and its location within our organizational structure has evolved along the way. This year, the social media team — along with our web team — joined the global marketing and communications division. The social media team should set strategy, of course. link]. link].

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

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.

Best Practices for Social Media Ad Spending

Ignite Social Media

Social network ad spending isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. By 2018, social media ad spending is expected to be just under $20 billion; amounting to nearly 22% of total digital ad spends. Serious inefficiencies in the process will lead to serious lost media dollars. Keep Paid with Other Social Media Disciplines. Use the Native Tools Provided. Measure.

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Comparing 21 social media marketing tools [Chart]


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.

How to Run Successful Campaigns on Google+

Convince & Convert

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.

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

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.

Monday Roundup: Optimizing Your Campaigns

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

Branding: When Political Campaigns Turn to Social Media


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.

Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More


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.

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