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Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

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.

5 Black Friday Social Media Campaigns and Tactics to Learn From

Ignite Social Media

Black Friday and its online bestie Cyber Monday are a great time of year for brands to implement a social campaign to support traditional marketing efforts. There’s a variety of ways for social media to complement your marketing plans for the holiday season; here’s a snapshot of some top approaches to consider for your brand. The Marketing-By-Not-Marketing Approach.

5 Innovative Social Media Campaigns of 2016

Ignite Social Media

Thanks to all of these events and more, the social sphere hasn’t been any different. The only true difference is that I’d much rather prefer an awesome social campaign over a political one. Sorry, not sorry.) So, on that note, let’s take a look at some of the most innovative social media campaigns in this past year. ShareYourEars. LowesFixInSix.

Top Social Media Campaigns in 2013

The Realtime Report

What were the best social media campaigns in 2013? Here are the top campaigns we published (based on traffic) this past year – and then one more for good luck. 1.  Brands that were spontaneous and took advantage of the moment saw incredible results on social media, including Oreo, Tide, Audi, Volkswagen, nonprofit One, PBS, Walgreens and Calvin Klein.

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 BigStockPhoto.com. highlight to tweet).

Four Seasons #IgniteTheSpark Campaign Brings Romance To Social Media

The Realtime Report

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ recently launched a new campaign – with a heavy focus on social media – targeting couples worldwide who are seeking a romantic getaway.  ”The Spark” campaign includes a microsite, Facebook application, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook engagement advertising. ” ( L2 Think Tank ). ”  .

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.

How You Can Use Promotional Products to Boost Your Social Media Campaign

SocialFish

It’s no mystery why more and more businesses are turning to social media to help bolster their marketing campaigns. The right efforts on social media can lead to major increases in web traffic, brand recognition and communication with target audiences. Here are some ways promotional products can enhance your social media campaign. Potluck

How This Social Media Campaign Got 2 Million Views in 2 Days

Convince & Convert

Sprite’s recent Snapchat campaign in Brazil is making waves worldwide for successfully generating over two million views in days. Called “RFRSH Na Lata,” or “refresh on the can,” the campaign runs through November 27 and offers Snapchat users a chance to appear on the company’s soda cans in Brazil. So, what can you learn from this successful campaign?

Social Media Stats [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet 2011 was a great year for social media where we saw true integration of “social” to our lives. To demonstrate the growth of social channels in the last one year, here is an interesting infographic designed by Internet marketing firm Dream Systems Media based on the data provided by AdAge. Each week on Facebook, more than 3.5 infographic].

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.

Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

Social media is expected to play a huge role in this year’s tournament, and we’ve compiled some of the most popular and creative marketing campaigns centered around the event: Hyundai’s dedicated Tumblr site will release 120 pieces of football related artwork including GIFs, quotes, illustrations and short films throughout the 2014 World Cup.

Presidential Social Media Campaigns: Obama Sees 2x More Engagement Than Romney

The Realtime Report

President Obama’s campaign has posted nearly four times as much content as challenger Mitt Romney’s campaign, and is active on nearly twice as many platforms, according to new research by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. During two weeks in early June, the Obama campaign published 614 posts vs. just 168 for Romney.

How to Build an Inbound PR Campaign

Spin Sucks

Nailing your buyer persona and the buyer’s journey is the most important piece of your inbound PR campaigns. Use social media as well as email marketing to promote your content. How Inbound Media Relations Works. Not only that, with inbound PR you turn into a media company. That not only attracts customers, it attracts the media, too. By Iliyana Stareva.

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? So much of social media is on the fly—a response rather than a plan—that it can become a slippery planning slope for companies, especially those that are understaffed.

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10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

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. Used Twitter as a social maître d’ to build releationships.

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.

8 Tips for Using Social Media for Political Campaigns

Almost Savvy

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.

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Pamorama

Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan. 12 Steps to Social Media Marketing Success Research and know your audience.

Top 5 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Campaign is Failing (and How to Fix Them)

SocialFish

This last 2-3 years saw businesses flocking to social media in droves. Thanks to the push from the media and success stories of a few top businesses, everyone came looking for their own pot of gold. The best way to do this is through creating social media campaigns that take customers through a funnel – from stranger, to fan, to buyer, to advocate.

2014 World Cup: Social Media Campaign Round-Up

The Realtime Report

The 2014 World Cup was host to countless ad campaigns, and record breaking social media statistics. Here are some of the brands that created tons of social media buzz during the month-long tournament: Adidas . million new followers across all of its major social media platforms during the tournament. Adidas reported 5.8 million followers. Nike .

How to Measure the Return On a Social Media Campaign

Mindjumpers

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.

Hashtags for Health: Successful Social Media Campaigns

Meltwater

Smart social media campaigns can drive, enhance, and/or support PR and marketing activities. Even smarter… Read More.

Top Social Media Case Studies of 2012

The Realtime Report

What were the most popular social media case studies in 2012? User backlash was aimed at both Toyota and Twitter, which had verified multiple accounts used in the campaign (via LocalResponse technology). Both Both Toyota and Twitter learned an important lesson about social media campaigns that involve automated messaging, and LocalResponse no longer runs this type of campaign.

Under Armour #WhatsBeautiful Campaign Targets Women Via Social Media

The Realtime Report

New marketing efforts reflect this shift, and are aimed directly at the female demographic — with social media as the primary tool for reaching out. The new ad campaign begins a month before the brand’s new high-end collection – called StudioLux Noir – reaches stores, and is “the culmination of three years of development and research.” The campaign will also include more traditional commercial spots on E!, Social Media Campaigns #IWill #WhatsBeautiful athletic wear contest mobile app retail Under ArmourSweat.

Ford Launches Fiesta With Young, Social Media-Savvy Influencers

The Realtime Report

Social media was an essential tool for this campaign, allowing potential consumers to “opt in” if they were interested in learning about the newer model. Ford used to social to gain essential product feedback – before it was even on the market – and to dramatically increase awareness about the Fiesta, by using influencers to spread the word.

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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Five Social Media Automation Myths Busted

Spin Sucks

In recent years, social media automation has been one of the most widely discussed topics in digital marketing circles and with good reason—a number of tools and apps that enable marketers to derive greater value out of social platforms have sprung up, and many have wondered if the automation will just kill the “social” in social media. By Sophia Solanki.

How to Create an Unforgettable Integrated Campaign

Convince & Convert

Never one to shy away from a timely occasion, Oreo launched an integrated #oreoeclipse campaign targeted at consumers in the UK across print, out-of-home, and digital. Suffice to say, the thoughtful approach shone brightly amid a social media sea of eclipse-themed activations. Quite possibly the most clever extension of this campaign lived in print. Yes, print!

The Hillary Clinton PR Campaign

Spin Sucks

You see, you’ll never change a person’s mind about those two things and they’re meant to only frustrate the other party when discussed (unless, of course, you agree). I say this because I want to talk about the Hillary Clinton PR debacle—I mean, communications campaign—she has employed and I don’t want it to devolve into a political conversation. By Gini Dietrich.

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.

Three Ways To Enhance Your Marketing Campaign

Idaconcpts

As many business leaders know, experiencing profound conversion rates and attaining ongoing expansion and elevation necessitate the implementation of a sound marketing campaign. To ensure that your marketing campaign is optimized to achieve tangible results, be sure that you’re implementing these three simple strategies. 1. Connect With Leaders In Your Industry. Takeaway.

Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

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.

7 NEW Social Media Solutions to Grow Your Business

Unspoken

You want to hit your social media marketing out of the ballpark , but with so many changes, updates, and new features, how can you know you’re leveraging every avenue available? Here are seven new tools and solutions that you should be aware of when marketing your business on social media. 1. Put These New Tools to Use in Your Social Media Marketing.

How NOT to Run Your Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media is a great tool for engaging with consumers. There are some fantastic examples of effective social campaigns and professionally-maintained accounts out there. Social media is very susceptible to human error, things are said in the heat of the moment without enough forward planning, and a large follower base can mean something goes viral in minutes.

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. Branded hashtags are part a bigger marketing campaign. Taco Bell executed the Wake Up, Live Mas campaign. Collecting feedback is vital when running your ad campaign. It cost money to implement ad campaigns. Upgrade Your Visuals.

Why Awesome Influencer Campaigns Combine Many Kinds of Marketing

Convince & Convert

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. This campaign earned them gold stars by  adding a human element to their brand. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Your Complete Social Media Checklist

Peg Fitzpatrick

Have you ever wished you had a social media checklist? The amount of work that goes into growing and managing a social media presence is immense, and it can be hard to make sure you’re staying on top of everything that needs to get done. Today I have Michael Patterson of Sprout Social sharing a guest article and social media checklist. Enjoy! .

How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners

Pamorama

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.

The FTC and Social Media: You Have to Disclose

Spin Sucks

Your company participates in social media and you often share the work your organization does on your personal social networks. One day, a colleague sends a company-wide email encouraging everyone in the organization to share the latest product, widget, client campaign, or even hashtag contest. It’s a scary place—the social networks. By Gini Dietrich.