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Social Media Time Management: The Best-Kept Secrets Revealed for Curating, Creating and Promoting Hot Content

Katie Lance

So, how can we be most effective with our time when it comes to social media, stay up to date with the latest and greatest, build engagement with our customers and clients, generate new leads – AND do everything else we need to do in our day-to-day job? How can you be effective in social media and not have it be a complete time suck? Curate, create and promote!

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?

Content Curation: Are You Doing it Right?

Spin Sucks

Content curation is the hot ticket item in social media and business these days. Content curators — or editors — find, sort, categorize, and distill the big data and vast amount of content that’s available. Content curation is so much more than simply compiling lists and dropping articles, blog posts, and images into pretty templates. It is a big time business.

9 Curated Moments From The Social Curation Summit

Firebelly

In July, I participated in the Social Curation Summit in New York City. Here are 9 noteworthy sound bites from Twitter that represent the variations in conversation, people and moments – my curation from within the Social Curation Summit. People turn to curation when search stops working. Social is now all about photos and videos.

Five Types of Social Curation

Spin Sucks

Curation. There’s even an entry in Wikipedia for digital curation: Digital curation is the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets. But what does that mean to you, as a social media user, marketer, business? Is there a such thing as “social curation?”. We are living in a saturated social world. Leads. 

4 Best Practices to Maintain Your Social Media Coverage During Summer Vacation

Ignite Social Media

If you’re planning to take a vacation or just take some time away from the office this summer, you’ll want to ensure you think of your social media coverage plan. If you’re a part of a small team, the last thing you want is for your brand’s social media to go dark while you are cruising around the Caribbean. Queue up curated content. It’s summer. Plan ahead.

Tool Tuesday: Twitter curation tools

Akamai Marketing

We use multiple social networking platforms, which have different audiences and expectations. Enter: Twitter curation. There are several services that curate or organize tweets based on Twitter lists or keywords. Generally speaking though, they lend themselves to community building and time saving features. Content social media Tools Twitter time saver Tool

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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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Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources

Aggregage

And talks to where they perceive to be the real opportunity: The real opportunity here, in my opinion, is to create – and curate – the best content focused on one specific area frequently enough that you become the one brand that consumers look to for this information. Curation. How Marketing Might Want to Aggregate, Filter, Curate, Publish and Distribute. Social filtering?

Using Social Media for Government Communications

Spin Sucks

Because the city of Portland uses social media for government communications, I notice a notification from them on Facebook. The city uses Twitter to share important updates and information, but also to serve as a curator for what’s going on in our fine town. social strategy must be put in place that integrates with all other communications. And even engage fans.

6 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools: With Tips from Experts

Talkwalker SM

Social media monitoring (often called social listening) is increasingly becoming a key part of a brand, company or organization’s business strategy. But to do so effectively you need to know what tools to use and how to use them and especially for smaller companies you may want to test out some free tools before investing in a more complete social media monitoring tool.

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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. Tips on managing social media campaigns.

Social Media Strategies: The Changing role of Content Strategist

Social Media Citizens

Welcome to my new series of posts “Social Media Strategies" where I will try to clear up some taboos about social media strategies, tools and other buzz words of our social life which sometimes unnecessary confuse us in this industry. Adding value and the art of Curating. That’s the techniques tested by time in offline media and they do work.

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

Convince & Convert

Here are 13 data-backed growth hacks we learned at CoSchedule while building our social media marketing plan. think you’ll find they’ll work for your social media marketing, too. With social media, you could share on the different networks and review your clickthrough rates to understand how you’re improving traffic. highlight to tweet).

How to Produce Social Media Content for Your Business

yMarketingMatters

If your business already has a presence on your chosen social media profiles or if you are just starting out, you know that you have to post great valuable content continually and consistently to attract new followers and retain the ones you have. You also know that social media is a hungry content machine! Ideas for Content on Social Media. Viola! Videos.

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.

Riff App: Build Community and Have Fun

Spin Sucks

Now, I don’t often get really excited with new social media innovations. Digging into your customer stories, employee stories, community stories. Anyone who has ever turned to social media to ask a question (either business or personal), raise your hand. Riff app allows you to throw a question out into the social sphere and hear what people have to say.

Facebook Timeline for Brands: Curation and Palpitation

Dave Fleet

So, while curation is absolutely important, and companies should think about the story they need to tell, they also need to recognize that brands don’t control everything that people see on their Timelines. That means, even though you’ve curated your timeline carefully anything that someone has posted about your brand could show up, and what does show up changes dynamically.

Are Bloggers Community Managers?

Spin Sucks

Are all bloggers also community managers? Jayme Soulati , in suggesting this topic , wondered if ignorance regarding community management might explain some blog failures. Because this post began as a comments-section Q&A, we’ll continue it in the same vein: What Is Community Management? Are Bloggers Community Managers? Schedule community events and Ustream chats.

When Social Media Fills In The Blanks

Waxing UnLyrical

You’ve probably noticed that while I’ve gotten back to curating a decent amount of content on Twitter, I haven’t really been “on” all that much lately. That’s why I’ve gone back to at least  curating content  through Triberr and Buffer more frequently, from sources I trust on a somewhat regular basis. I do need to do better, though; I recognize that.

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! Twitter.

50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013

Pamorama

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.

6 Proven Strategies for Successfully Promoting Content Across Social Media

Buffer Social

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.

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.

15 Key Facts about Content Curation

Writtent Blog

For many content marketers, curation is something of a silver bullet. The average B2B marketer is using 12 different  content marketing tactics , and a curation strategy can boost the volume of information shared without dramatically increasing the workload. We’ve compiled some of the most fascinating stats and facts on the state of content curation: 1. Curation Is Social.

50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

In this post I share 50 shortcuts to Visual Content Creation for Social Media including tools, strategies and apps that work to save you HOURS of time every month.  . Let’s take a look at the tips and tools: 50 ShortCuts for You to Create Visual Content for Social Media Marketing. Here are 50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media. Ready? Let’s

4 Steps to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

Convince & Convert

Simply too many brands use social media as a free advertising platform where they can sell, sell, sell. While the drive to push sales on whatever platform available is admirable, social media (as most of us have realized by now) plays by different rules. Social media instead demands a symbiotic relationship between brands and their fans. You should, too.

The 10 Golden Rules Successful Social Media Managers Live By

Buffer Social

I was a bit nervous before writing this post because there are so many possible  golden rules for social media managers. From golden rules like setting proper  social media goals to truly understanding consumer behavior and implementing that into your marketing strategy, this post could have taken on a variety of shapes and forms. Let’s go! 1. Communicate. Share.

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). Join us for an 8-week online certificate program , providing 15 hours of CAE credit , where you will: learn from experienced community managers about the fundamentals of community management strategy. WEEK 2: Launching your new community

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. Community managers are uniquely positioned to look at how fans respond to humor on a daily basis and test different types of responses (highlight to tweet).

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain. know—Reddit?

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management

SocialFish

Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), increase exposure, build awareness, drive engagement and create a community around your cause. Appropriate, effective management is the key to ensuring you get the returns for your social media marketing investments. The app bills itself as your “personal social media manager”.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

As a result, businesses continue to desperately find new ways to reach their fans and build their online reputation on this leading social media platform. But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement. Just drop us a comment below and let us know how you’re managing social as a B2B.

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The Top 100 Blogs to Curate for Social Media Power Users

Buffer Social

Looking for some fresh content to curate and share on social media? At Buffer , we’re lucky to have some data on the most popular blogs that are read, loved, and shared by social media power users. The Top 100 Blogs to Curate for Social Media Power Users. Buffer’s Social blog – 2,691 Feeds. 2. Social Media Today – 371.

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

mashable.com

Jobs Events Try Our New Social News App Welcome to Mashable! Tips for Great Content Curation. Steven Rosenbaum is the CEO of Magnify.net , a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. He’s also the author of Curation Nation. In reality, good content curation isn’t as simple as pushing a share button. Content curation.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools. Storefront Social. Inefegy Social Radar.

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Association Social Media: National Society of Accountants

SocialFish

work in Marketing and Member Services and I report to the Vice President of Marketing and Member Services. 2) Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage? Of the numerous social media scheduling and tracking tools out there, Buffer is absolutely my favorite tool. Who do you report to? .

Nurturing Your Community - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Community Management cannot be taken for granted. You don't build a Community of relevant individuals over night. To maintain and nurture your Community is the core task. If your Community is satisfied they will be the best ambassadors that you could ever have. There are a couple of factors that you need to keep in mind when working with your Community on Social Media. You are communicating to people in an environment that demands interactivity and social behavior. The spirit of Community lies in it having a momentum of its own.

Are You Really Building Trust with Social Media?

SocialFish

As far as social media goes, building trust is one of the few goals that I can safely claim is a staple in the field of professional social media activity. I’d go as far to say that building trust via social media channels is one of the fundamental reasons that any business should utilize social media. How does this relate to social media?

How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media can be the magic that helps people find your blog articles. A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans. Entice people to follow you on social media.

20 Social Media Trends for Business in 2011

Dave Fleet

Tweet 20 Social Media Business Trends in 2011. This week, I had an opportunity to pull together some of the key social media trends I’m seeing for a presentation at an event in Waterloo. Some ideas come from my head; others were curated by my colleagues Steve Rubel and David Armano. Trend #2: Social customer support. Maturation of social media.

Do You Know When to Create and When to Curate?

Convince & Convert

Paul Haskell , Social Media and Content Marketer at Omaha Steaks , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss curation versus creation on different platforms, success in visually focused social media platforms, and the culture at a family-owned company. And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013.

Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager. With a boom in social media presence of brands, the role of a Community Manager is growing.