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3 Quick Ways to Drive Conversions on Pinterest

Convince & Convert

This means brands that mostly target male audiences can also leverage Pinterest to drive conversions. For example, you can create multiple pin boards including comic strips and memes, infographics, and photos relevant to your target audience. Finally, you could create a special landing page to increase your Pinterest referral traffic and conversion rate. alone will reach 59.3

Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

While Facebook may not provide quick-witted memes  or cuts of hilarious videos like other platforms, it can take brands to the next level. Marketers have the opportunity to impart their messaging via native sponsorship of influencers’ channels through product placements, scripts and/or staged appearances, offering a great way to join the conversation. So what is Facebook video anyway?

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The Meme to End All Memes

Geoff Livingston

The anti-social media guru meme received a death wish from Shel Holtz last week. And we thought to ourselves why just stop with the anti-social media guru meme, there are so many rehashed tired conversations that could stand for a shorter shelf life. With that, this is the meme to end all memes! Can we focus on that? 1) The Influence Conversation.

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The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

On April 7 my Facebook friend Susan (name changed) uploaded this photo (image used with permission from “Susan”): By April 21, it turned into this photo meme: What was posted as a “friends only” image was altered into a very public meme, where her kids and the neighbor’s kids (all under 13 years old) became branded as “What is wrong with today’s kids?”

Brands Can Have Real Conversations

Twist Image

Are there any real conversations happening out there? Now, it''s 2014, and if you look at some of the research and data, what we''re finding is that brands (and consumers) aren''t having that much conversation online. Yes, there is a lot of quick responses to customer service issues, and tons of new and interesting memes and viral videos being pushed out, but a true conversation? It''s hard to have a conversation if the main goal is to get people to buy from you. You can create more tangible encounters and push for the conversation to come back. brand.

Eight Conversations Your Customers Want to Have With Your Brand

Social Media Strategery

My last post criticized the content that a lot of brands share via social media – the incessant begging for likes and shares, the linkbaiting, and the meme-jacking that brands have adopted in their constant quest for “engagement.” Instead You may not want to have these conversations. That’s too bad because avoiding these conversations is no longer an option. If

How to Create Your Brand Memes: Social Media Marketing Icons

Shift Digital

Having a standout visual marketing strategy is an important part of building your personal brand’s visibility according to a recent article, How to Create Brand Memes for Social Media Marketing , by the Personal Branding Blog. Creating a graphic brand meme is a great way to create a memorable brand for your customers, a popular way to reach audiences.  Here are several ways memes can help your personal brand stand out from the rest. You will notice that many of these memes include a branded logo or text, which is a great way to spread the word. Conclusion.

5 Safe Social Media Tasks for Business Leaders

Unspoken

Take a look at a few safe ways that leaders can harness the power of social technology to advance their companies: Post motivational quotes and memes. Post a quote or meme that has universal appeal and represents the leadership traits like determination, hard work, and courage. Have a conversation. Comment on the content of others and get involved in relevant online conversations. Influence Internet marketing Social Media Adobe Photoshop Air quotes Beyoncé Knowles brand Colloquialism Corporate communication Hashtag Meme social media twitterRecognize others.

Blogging's Definitely Not Dead. The Conversations Surrounding it Seem to Be.

Stay N' Alive

Despite all this traffic and all the attention this post had gotten, none of it happened as a result of conversations in the blogosphere. I'm beginning to realize the conversation is moving away from the blogosphere and into the social ecosystem. The entire conversation happened around blogs, and links between blogs. This is called a "Meme". It was the perfect storm.

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How to Leverage the Power of Trending Topics

Convince & Convert

Working in social media over the years, I thought I had a handle on wacky holiday occasions and memes. He’s also the subject of a quirky internet meme that’s still going strong after four years. The best memes and trending topics make light of situations and human behavior. I’m guessing Ed Balls isn’t the first person to accidentally tweet a search term on Twitter.

The meme-ing of Christmas

The Way of the Web

I’d been meaning to write about how social networks really do seem to have killed something with regards to blogging – the blog meme. At it’s core social media and engagement is about customer service and conversation, and not pitching someone one week and then sending him a generic PR link-building request the next (It’s happened to me several times as people failed to click on the About page on this site, for example). 4/ Your overall rating for 2010 out of 10. [1 = shit / 10 = showoff]. 7. Bugger. Looks like Forrester agree with me on that one).

The Age of the Sycophant

Geoff Livingston

How did we get to a point where a group of media that was supposed to inspire conversations and thought turned into a mechanism to harness fans? This is in spite of several free service that do the exact same thing from organizations like WordPress , Pushing Social and the Daily Meme , as well as free blog topic tips from leading voices like Copyblogger and Problogger. Not much.

Meme: Ways to Increase Your Twitter Following Ethically

Geoff Livingston

Zoetica) is a conversation starter on how to do that. We hope other successful Twitterers/bloggers will continue the conversation in a meme, and spread this more mindful approach towards Twitter followings. org/. 2) In addition to following lists and having conversations, actually follow these people. Per #1, try to engage them in a conversation. link]. These are.

The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block

Twist Image

Some might go to a concert, a movie, the library, have a deep conversation with a friend at the coffee shop or even hit the local stand-up comedy club. Pushing beyond memes, Buzzfeed and Upworthy. memes. Writer''s block? Creative block? Can''t come up with something to create? Steven Pressfield hates the words "writer''s block." " He believes that we''re all just fighting the "resistance" to create something (writing, that new startup, a project, whatever). also believe that it''s hard not to create so long as you are inspired. Be the infovore.

#HashThis

Social Media Marketing

Political: #tcot, #iranelection Memes: #waystoaskforsex, #omgfacts Events: #SxSW, #bwe10 Campaigns: #fiestamovement Temporal: #musicmonday, #marketermonday (also #MM) Twitter-specific: #followfriday (aka #FF) If you're ever in doubt about the definition of a certain hashtag as it flits by your screen, simply pay a visit to wthashtag.com (as in "What the Hashtag?"). There's a directory there.

With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal > With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme by Tamar Weinberg on March 31, 2008 Share As I was traveling on my last of three conferences, Chris Kieff tagged me on the 4×4 meme that’s going around. The idea of this meme is somewhat like previous memes , but it’s four times full of fun. Then, you need to top it off by tagging four people. The other site?

Hope for Better Conversations

Geoff Livingston

How about increasing the volume on some conversation that push people to think or act more mindfully, bettering our professions, our societies, and our day-to-day lives? Here are 10 current or would-be memes that could better our online conversations. 1. Better Crowdsourcing : As soon as the vote for me meme ends… Wait, let’s shift it towards better crowdsourcing.

4 Social Media Management Strategies for Mobile Consumers

agora pulse

Give your audience an opportunity to share that inspirational quote, funny meme, or 20% discount code. Larry Kim , founder and CTO of WordStream, says, “Photos, infographics, memes, illustrations, and videos are just a few forms of visual content that are having a huge impact on the way people consume information. Join the Conversation. Most likely not enough. Image Credit.

12 Reasons to Use Social Media to Grow Your Business

Pamorama

Companies are increasingly using social tools to monitor conversations about their products, competitors, and industry, and engaging with their customers to build strong relationships. Take your message directly to consumers: Social media tools enable you to directly engage consumers in conversation. Here are 12 compelling reasons to use social media to help grow your business: 1.

Average Age of a Facebook User? 38. [Infographic] | pamorama

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Average Age of a Facebook User? Infographic] by Pam Dyer on September 14, 2010 Share The demographics of the most popular social networking sites are changing quickly and, once again, the team at Flowtown has done a great job of compiling the latest statistics about Facebook users and social network usage in general. 

Hashtags for Listening, Collecting, Broadcasting and Conversations

Aggregage

Great idea came from a different conversation.  Broadcasting / Conversation. However, if we adopt a particular hashtag that’s used by participants to indicate that content is interesting to this audience, then that could also help form a conversation. If every one of your tweets IS a hashtag, you dilute the usefulness of them by fragmenting the conversation. Do you think that a form of conversation or sharing would emerge as a result? Meme: Ways to Increase Your Twitter Following Ethically , May 19, 2010. Ugh, I definitely want to balance the solution.

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5 Ways Social Media is Used to Mislead or Misinform

Waxing UnLyrical

The Fake Facebook Meme. I see this one all the time. Most recently, I saw a meme claiming Coca Cola’s current formula is more addictive than its original formula, in spite of the fact that (admitted by the meme) the original formula contained cocaine. I’ve never tried cocaine, but I’ll tell you this: I don’t see too many people hitting rock bottom over a soda. Format.

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How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

Although a seemingly simple idea, what makes this campaign shine is the clever use of memes and puns both in the Facebook post creative as well as the comments. To drive participation and engagement around the contest, the community management team for Ikea Singapore responded to every comment with a funny meme starring the Shelf Help Guru. Include a visual or video response.

What Kind Of Content Do Buyers Love [Infographic]

Social Selling Masters

Retail sites with video content tend to increase conversion by up to 46%. Memes. Memes are a popular way to express humor through the art of parody. Memes with GIF content usually go viral on social media quickly, so don’t be afraid to use humor to your advantage. When it comes to content, buyers tend to prefer visual content. Why is this so? Infographics.

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How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter

SocialFish

Monitor your key hashtags to help you find new people and engage in relevant conversations. Don’t be so quick to jump onto trends and memes — they usually *aren’t* the right way to engage your community. If you would roll your eyes at your meme tweet if it came from another org, don’t post it. This post originally appeared on JohnHaydon.com. Michael Dougherty. Pitman. Nancy E.

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

SocialFish

When you use custom hastags, it also becomes easier to track conversations around them. You need to make sure that there’s a unified message coming out of all these conversations. You could use visuals in a number of formats such as images, charts, infographics, memes and videos, to name a few. Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

Type a keyword in their search engine and find stories (relevant news, live events, popular campaigns, conversations, and even memes) worth sharing on the topic. Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience. Check ‘em out! The trap.it

RIP Spammy Twitter Marketers (#RIPTwitter)

Geoff Livingston

A Twitter meme — #RIPTwitter — took the social network by storm over the weekend. The meme was so overpowering it caused founder and current CEO Jack Dorsey to make a statement and allay concerns: Hello Twitter! Conversely, the tweets that get the most engagement in a stream would rise to the top. The angst was inspired by this BuzzFeed post reporting the change.

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What Sucks About Being a Communications Professional

Spin Sucks

Just think: There could be a meme out there people haven’t seen. recently had a conversation with an attorney nearing retirement age in which he asked me not one, but three times, “OK, but… what do you actually do? ”  . We spend a lot of time talking about why spin sucks on this blog. We ask people every week in the Spin Sucks Inquisition , and we get really great answers. Bonus!

BackChannel Conversation Tools

www.mguhlin.org

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org Thursday, October 14, 2010 BackChannel Conversation Tools (Updated) Image Source: [link] As a keynote presenter, Ive been tempted to take advantage of backchannel tools, but I have a ways to go to master that in the midst of a preso (although there are ways to engage your audience, too, for help!). This blog entry started out as an exploration of possible tools.I

Community management and content creation

Janet Fouts

Some are great conversation wranglers, s**t-disturbers even. Many have a passion for the topic of conversation central to the brand they manage. Others are generalists and know more about creating memes than they do about the core values of the brands they represent. I was part of a discussion on Twitter this morning around this post of George Snell’s.” Really??

The Ultimate Guide to GIFs: How to Create Them, When to Use Them and Why They’re Essential for Every Marketer

Buffer Social

Tumblr is often Ground Zero for GIF culture and finding the memes of tomorrow before they blow up. Here at Buffer, we’re big fans of conversation through GIFs. When the New York Times announced a new homepage a while back, this GIF that displays how the news site had evolved over time got tons of shares and conversation. 7. GIFs are great. And they’re everywhere.

The 10 Commandments of Customer Engagement

Spin Sucks

Is it all offline conversations? One of the most important ways for customer engagement is to invite and promote conversations about the content that you write. People like to be invited into conversations, and they will often then share those conversations with others. The more conversation you can stimulate, the more your content and brand will be spread. There.

The Four Skills Digital Marketers Need Today

Spin Sucks

SEO is about optimizing websites at a page and server level to generate traffic and conversion. Today, your social media presence is crucial to educate a social media audience about your brand, engage with them through value-driven content, and eventually turn them from leads into conversions. Are you keeping up? Moz : If you’re not using the Moz  SEO toolbar , you’re already behind.

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How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

Katie Lance

Have you ever said this to yourself, “I’ll just check Facebook really quick…” only to realize that you’ve wasted a half-hour watching Jimmy Fallon videos and reading silly memes? raising my hand!) I know a lot of us like social media – in fact we more than like it, according to statistics, we are more active than ever before on social media. Read this!

Foursquare - HBO Tie-Up is Brilliant

Social Media Marketing

Already a pop culture phenomenon, HBO''s Game of Thrones has been a runaway success online, with more memes than you can swing a sword at and online conversations (particularly on Twitter) that accompany or follow episodes. #GameofCones is coming. And our prediction is that it''s going to be huge. But the latest iteration is pure genius on the part of HBO and Foursquare.

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Easy to track a conversation on a topic, conference or emotion by #DoctorWho, #TEDx #Love if you can click on the word. Jump In on One-off #hashtag threaded conversations (one time, temporary community). Understanding Memes #PoopTweet and random stuff. Random Joke Memes. Any sports Grand Final, or viral meme may trend at any time. Not community driven content.

The Six Most Irrational Social Media Concerns of Brands

Webbiquity SMM

As much as business culture can have its own memes, the ROI conversation has certainly become one. For our favorite example, we suggest checking out “The Social Media ROI Conversation” on YouTube. Note: the following is an excerpt from the book The Social Employee by Cheryl and Mark Burgess. Reprinted with permission. There’s nothing quite like good, old-fashioned fear.

How to Power Customer Experiences With Content

Convince & Convert

Visuals such as images, videos, GIFs, memes, infographics, Slideshare presentations, and more need to be created with the story and overall customer experience in mind. well-timed piece of content may start the conversation, but companies should not discount the magic of incorporating visuals into inbound responses or questions to follow-up on. The problem? But they didn’t stop there.

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

Katie Lance

For this page, I primarily post content from my blog, but to fill-in on days where I don’t have content I look for curated content to schedule such as: funny memes, inspirational quotes, or highly shareable links. Of course – the giant part in this entire conversation is engagement and building your community. Time is everything and time is our most precious resource.

How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

Katie Lance

Have you ever said this to yourself, “I’ll just check Facebook really quick…” only to realize that you’ve wasted a half-hour watching Jimmy Fallon videos and reading silly memes? raising my hand!) I know a lot of us like social media – in fact we more than like it, according to statistics, we are more active than ever before on social media. Read this!

The Corruption of Engagement

SocialFish

—————————– Musings on social media hiring practices and social snake-oil salesmen. word to the wise business owners, social media enthusiasts, social media professionals, recruiters et al: when someone in front of you talks about social media “engagement” and then fails to expound on their use of that word – be wary.

How to Use Customer Service to Turn Hate Into Hilarity

Convince & Convert

The company promptly responded to take the conversation into a DM. Although it’s a common social media customer service practice to take the conversation to DM or phone, every word still reflects the brand—and can easily be shared online. The exchange started out innocently enough when a customer tweeted the brand about the taste of a crayfish and avocado flatbread sandwich.