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2017 Social Media Cheat Sheet – Updated!

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Turning Passive Audiences into Brand Evangelists

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Ninety-two percent of people trust word-of-mouth recommendations above traditional forms of advertising. The good news is your brand evangelists cost much less than your latest ad campaign. If you want to convert your passive audience into walking endorsements, Emily Joseph has four tips for success. The post Turning Passive Audiences into Brand Evangelists appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Measuring the Best Times to Post on Social Media

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Managing all of your social media networks can be a daunting task. Knowing the best times to post on social media is even more challenging. Just ask any seasoned social media manager how difficult it is to be on top of each network. Managing these communities takes knowledge and a fair share of hunches. Managing multiple accounts makes it hard to know the best times to publish on social media.

Why B2B Advertisers Need Facebook

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Business-to-business advertisers have long prioritized search-engine marketing as their primary digital path to new customers. With at least one study now showing social media to be a top marketing channel for B2B companies, it’s time for advertisers to re-examine their lead-generation mix. Most will look at LinkedIn first because it operates the world’s largest professional network, with more than 467 million members in over 200 countries and territories. But guess what? For most B2B advertisers, we’re finding that Facebook generates exponentially more leads at a more efficient rate.

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The Complete Guide to Getting Started with Facebook Ads

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Understanding how to leverage Facebook Ads is becoming a staple part of almost every social media strategy. And if you want to  get your posts seen on Facebook , it’s becoming more and more likely that you’ll have to pay for reach with Facebook Ads. Paid advertising on Facebook seems to be one of the most immediate ways to impact the reach of your content. How well does it work? Generate new leads.

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23

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Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? Would you please share this with any other community managers (and friends of CM’s) that you know? Ben Martin, KiKi L’Italien, Maggie McGary, Susan Cato and I have teamed up to manage the event this year, and whooo boy do we have some awesome stuff in the works! We’re introducing a new tradition: The CMAD Cheers!

Why Your Organization Needs an Innovation Strategy

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The 10th anniversary of the announcement of the iPhone reminds us of why every organization, big or small, must have an active innovation strategy. Laura Petrolino explains. The post Why Your Organization Needs an Innovation Strategy appeared first on Spin Sucks. entrepreneur Innovation Business Growth business innovation innovation innovation strategy iPhone iphone anniversary laura petrolino

How to Find Social Media Influencers with Ease

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You have probably heard of influencer marketing, and may even know it can be beneficial to your business. There are few things that drive a sale more effectively than a warm word-of-mouth recommendation,” says Misha Talavera. Influencers don’t have to be movie stars with millions of social media followers. An influencer is someone who can get others to take action. Facebook Groups.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

5 Findings From Wendy’s Epic Week on Twitter

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Last week, my boss sent over this article about Wendy’s Twitter exchange with Thuggy-D and asked me to analyze how has it impacted the brand on that platform. collected the data for the brand’s Twitter handle , and started looking at the tweets that Wendy’s sent out in the last week. chlangie x=9 Y=10. — Wendy's (@Wendys) January 4, 2017. Here is what I found. Amy Brown ( @arb ).

Hot Association Social Media Jobs This Week – January 13

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Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the  SocialFish job board !  We focus on jobs in  social media ,  marketing ,  communications ,  PR ,  advocacy , and  digital. The Social Media Associate champions the creation and execution of communal online programs to increase SGIA’s engagement, visibility and activity. photo credit ). Jobs Jobs Jobs

The Big Question: Your 2017 Professional Development Goals

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The inaugural The Big Question from Spin Sucks is here. We asked your professional development goals for 2017 and here are the responses. The post The Big Question: Your 2017 Professional Development Goals appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Thank You…and Happy Holidays from Spin Sucks! Introducing The Big Question and Monthly Fireside Chats Gin and Topics: The Last Episode of 2016.

Edited Facebook Posts No Longer Labeled as Edited?

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Facebook appears to have quietly removed the “Edited” label on posts that were edited. The social network began testing the ability for users to edit posts in June 2013 , officially rolling out the feature on Android in October of that year  and iOS the next month. The functionality began rolling out to pages in February 2014. Readers: What are your thoughts on this change?

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40 Essential Social Media Marketing Statistics for 2017

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As we start a new year, here is a look back at the world of… Read More.

How to Promote Your YouTube Channel Like a Pro

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Video marketing has exploded tremendously over the past few years. It’s easier than ever to create high-quality videos and quickly upload them to YouTube using just your iPhone. But simply creating videos doesn’t necessarily guarantee anyone is going to watch them. You need to figure out how to promote your YouTube channel if you want to be successful. Not sure where to start? Facebook.

Plan to Win: How to Craft an Award-Winning PR Campaign

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Too often, we submit for PR campaign awards that are full of fluff and nothing tangible. Gini Dietrich offers real metrics that will win every time. The post Plan to Win: How to Craft an Award-Winning PR Campaign appeared first on Spin Sucks. Awards Communication alphabet soup organizations ama domain authority email drip campaigns IABC keyword rankings measure PR PESO model PR metrics PRSA

How Much Does Facebook Advertising Cost? The Complete Guide to Facebook Ads Pricing

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We previously shared what $5 per day will buy you on Facebook Ads , but how much does Facebook advertising really cost? That’s a tricky question! And the short answer is, it’ll never cost you more than you have to spend. If you have a budget of $5 per day, Facebook Ads will never cost you more than $5 a day. And that’s precisely where I’d love to help you today. Gender.

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Crawl with Analytics Before Running with Artificial Intelligence

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As we head into 2017, artificial intelligence (AI) is an emerging technology trend that is… Read More.

How to Achieve Grade A Customer Care in 2017

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As 2017 is revving up into full gear, you may find yourself looking at your social media channels and asking, “How can I improve the experience my customers have on my channels?” Having A+ customer service on social media is essential for building a strong relationship with customers. Be Personable. Adding that personal flair to your responses can make the experience far more enjoyable for them.

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Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started a PR Business

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Thinking of launching your own business? One thing is for sure: It's not going to be easy. Maris Callahan shares some of the mistakes she made along the way since launching her PR business. The post Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started a PR Business appeared first on Spin Sucks.

6 Creative Ways to Engage Your Audience on Snapchat

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Snapchat has become one of the most used social media channels, with more than 100 million daily users and 10 billion videos shared per day. One of the key statistics that separates Snapchat from other apps, though, is the number of Millennials and Gen Z users: Approximately 60 percent of Snapchat users are under age 25, and about 26 percent are over age 25. Pose engagement questions.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Twitter Dashboard to Shutter Feb. 3

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Twitter is pulling the plug on Twitter Dashboard , the iOS and desktop application it launched last June to help businesses better connect with users. The social network announced in a series of tweets (embedded below) that Dashboard will be shuttered Feb. 3, adding that it hopes to incorporate some of the app’s features elsewhere within its ecosystem. Readers: Did any of you use Twitter Dashboard?

A More Elegant Question About The Future Of Retail

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2017 is starting out with some ugly news on the retail front. Admittedly, it was a strange moment for me. On the one hand, there were many disturbing pieces of news on the retail front, about department store giants Sears and Macy's. On the other hand, I spent time at many large retail spaces in Florida over the Holiday season, and could not believe the amount people, line-ups, difficulty in finding parking and general happiness of crowds that the local shopping malls, some big box retailers and even some massive outlet campuses were experiencing. Go ahead, take a look at those links. Period.

How an Effective PR Strategy Can Boost Your Brand Visibility

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Your PR strategy needs to deliver trust and credibility to your customers. Delivering a mix of paid, earned and shared, and owned media (PESO) is the best way to put your brand on your customers' map. Nikhil Saini has more. The post How an Effective PR Strategy Can Boost Your Brand Visibility appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories What’s Behind the Reticence in Measuring PR?

How Brands Can Overcome the Biggest Influencer Marketing Challenges

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You’re familiar with influencer marketing. You already know the benefits it can offer your business. Now you want to launch your very own influencer marketing campaign, but you want to make sure you’re doing it right. . Measuring Your Digital Brand Impact Download. As Denis Waitley said, “Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.” Solution. Solution. Engagement.

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Make the Most of Twitter: How DMs Can Personalize Your Brand

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Direct messages have a reputation of being spammy. Plenty of bad automated responses  circulate around social media, and they’re frequently irrelevant to recipients, often only asking people to check out the sender’s profile. I’ve previously explored why DMs outperform emails. The short version: DMs tend to have higher click-through rates than emails, and they increase your touchpoints while giving you a chance to share relevant content with people who have shown an interest in your space. In other words, DMs can help personalize your brand. Making it personal. Customize your message.

Content Marketers, what are your new years goals?

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I know, I know, those new year resolutions are everywhere, aren’t they? Feeling a little overwhelmed? Guilty maybe? Yeah, I get it, but if you just pick one of these to focus on it’s a start toward a better content plan for 2017. My favorites  include: Focusing on people, not channels. Actually writing down your […]. Corporate Social Media social business Content Marketing

The Three Reasons Outsourcing PR Makes Sense

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There are some things that make sense to keep in-house, while others should be left to the experts. Catherine Park explores three reasons outsourcing PR might be best for your organization. The post The Three Reasons Outsourcing PR Makes Sense appeared first on Spin Sucks.

You Should Be Listening to Your Customers Like You Listen to Your Friends

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Listening to your friends comes naturally. You want to hear what they have to say, and it’s easy: they’re sitting across the table from you at brunch, or you’re texting up a storm, back and forth. Because you are involved in this seamless interchange of information, and listening intently, you know as much about many of your friends as you do about yourself. Build Your Empathy.

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