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5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016

yMarketingMatters

With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. At the same time, it’s also very exciting times for marketers and business owners, to have so many powerful marketing tools to escalate and grow their business, sales and exposure. Consumers Are Social. Source ).

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. How are social media marketing best practices evolving?

How Social Media Affects Search

Spin Sucks

For those of you who don’t know Andy, he is the co-founder and strategic director at Orbit Media, a web design and development firm in Chicago. It is billed as how social media affects search , but after I watched a draft of it, I think it’s that and more, particularly for PR professionals. How Social Media Affects Search. By Gini Dietrich. CT, 10 a.m.

The Top Benefits of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Pamorama

89% of marketers say that social media generates more business exposure. There are a million articles and blog posts out there that sing the praises of social media marketing — how social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest have had a major impact on lead generation and sales.

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.

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.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

As marketing becomes more data-driven, it’s vital to use data to keep up with trends, competitor strategies, and developments in your market. To that end, 94.7% of all marketers love blog posts about marketing statistics. For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. How do top executives use social media? TECHi ).

Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. With my first hand experience working with so many businesses, I am giving you my  most important social media and digital marketing tips that will help you increase your online footprint, exposure and bottom line in 2014 for your business. Email List and Email Marketing.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. The first step to improving digital marketing results is to understand the emerging trends and best practices. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? eMarketer ).

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19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

While social media marketing has become commonplace, questions about how to optimize the use of social channels and networks, and how to stand out from the crowd, remain. This follow-up post answers several more, such as: what are the best social networks for b2b social media marketing? Image credit: KISSmetrics. Thank goodness!).”

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?” 500 companies use at least one major social media platform. by Social-Hire.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. Mobile Marketing.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. They are refining tactics, integrating social with other marketing channels, taking a hard look at new networks, and continuing to refine their measurements of success.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve.  Increase use of video marketing? What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. 1. Marketing Pilgrim ). 2. Social media fatigue?

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. For marketers, this can mean lost opportunities.

How to Create Perfect Headlines for Social Media Posts

Pamorama

Although headlines sometimes take a back seat when it comes to writing social media posts, they really should be top-of-mind in your content creation process. ” If your headline doesn’t sell your story, it’s likely that your social media posts will go unread. Blogging Content Marketing Social Media Marketing Content marketing Social media marketing

Email Still Trumps Social Media for Online Marketing

Pamorama

Email marketing wins more online customers than Facebook and Twitter, but it lags behind organic search. The introduction of disruptive technologies and tools over the last few years has spawned enormous changes in online marketing. The good old-fashioned marketing method still provides the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to reaching and retaining high-value customers online.

How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. It’s interesting because many marketing and social media leaders within brands and organizations of all sizes dream about achieving real ROI using social media and digital marketing, yet very few of them actually bring to fruition much more than a social media dream.

Association Social Media: American Society of Civil Engineers

SocialFish

———————   Welcome to Elizabeth Bookhultz, Social Media Specialist, American Society of Civil Engineers! 1) First things first –  in what department in your organization does your role sit? On the other hand, Twitter is where we find a lot of academics and engineering firms. Social media doesn’t operate in a silo!

Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?

yMarketingMatters

In order to help you decide, I have compiled a list of the most popular and effective social media channels at your disposal today.  I will be following up with an in-depth detailed blog about each social media channel in the coming weeks. Social media may be free, but think about the value of your time! But the YouTube market is competitive.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Or that a third (or more, depending on which study you believe) of all clicks go to the top result on a search engine query? Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? Or that 73% of U.S. And 73% of U.S.

Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference

Webbiquity SMM

Last month’s Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference opened with a blast of presentational energy from Neal Rodriguez. Among the first group of morning breakout sessions was “Using Social Media Analytics To Define ROI KPIs.” Only 22% of businesses track their social results well. Start with research: is your goal achievable?

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.

Social Media: The True Impact

Unspoken

We spend a lot of time talking about how to make social media work for business and what kind of marketing targets social media users. But we don’t often take a step back and see the true impact that the addition of social media networks has had on our everyday lives. Social media has made it incredibly easy for news to spread.

Why PR Should Not Own SEO (Nor Social Media or Content Marketing)

Social Marketing Forum

Since Google’s Panda and Penguin updates, social interaction and relevant content have become more important for search engine optimization (SEO) than ever before. Social media, content marketing and search (SEO and SEA) must be integrated. In fact, all forms of interactive marketing should be integrated as it’s not about the media and tactics in the [.]. Opinion Research Lee Odden PR search engine optimization SEMPO SEO social media State of Search Marketing

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Social Media ROI: Mythic or Measurable? Six Experts Weigh In

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has now become almost a universal practice, the question of whether or not its value can be quantified with any precision remains open. Does social media marketing produce measurable ROI—and if so, how does one measure it? Are brands moving away from trying to quantify the ROI of social media marketing?

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Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Social media networks were a novelty 5 years ago, but today their importance is no longer debated.  Yes, businesses have definitely realized the power of social media and accepted that social media marketing has to be part of their marketing and PR mix. Reduced marketing expenses. Social Media is the Game Changer. Twitter.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. Social Media Facts and Stats.

You’re Not Too Busy for Social Media Marketing

SocialFish

So why would you want to add any other social media channels? Because it increases brand recognition , improves brand loyalty, multiplies opportunities to convert prospects to sales, creates valuable customer insights, and produces higher conversion rates – all for lower marketing costs than traditional marketing. Why wouldn’t you add more social media?

Social Media Updates: March

yMarketingMatters

March saw a few relevant new social media updates that will help you to be more effective, resourceful and efficient in your social media marketing for your business. Facebook has long had a  News Feed algorithm , one that has drawn the ire of users and marketers alike. The post Social Media Updates: March appeared first on yMarketingMatters.

How to Hire Your Social Media Marketing Partner

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After taking the social media plunge, companies quickly discover that it is vastly more complicated and time-consuming than they thought. But companies must avoid a panicky response, because hiring a social media marketing (SMM) partner requires careful study. Social Media Marketing Activities and Skills. This is a guest post by Brad Shorr.

How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings

ProBlogger

This is a guest contribution from digital media project manager Sandeep Sharma. Now more than ever, marketing experts are improving their marketing strategy with fewer resources, and they are shifting marketing budgets from traditional to digital tactics like search engine optimization and social media. Consumers who use social media (vs.

5 Ways that Social Media Impacts SEO

Adam Sherk

I was invited to contribute a column to an upcoming social media guidebook from Media Industry Newsletter and Folio. How does social media activity impact search engine optimization? That’s a common question these days as publishers try to make the most of search and social for audience development. Hopefully you’ll find it useful.

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Here’s the Difference Between Content Marketing and Social Media

Convince & Convert

What is the difference between content marketing and social media? And, with the burgeoning interest in the former, will the latter wane as a tactic or as a marketing term? Jeff asked several other content/social thinkers and consultant-types to weigh in as well. The goals of content marketing are consumption, then behavior. Social media is a new channel.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media?

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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.

9 Actionable Ways To Prove & Track Your Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

For the last few years, social media has taken the marketing world by storm, if you aren’t engaging with your visitors then you’re probably putting yourself at a massive disadvantage against your competitors who do. However I’ve spotted a disturbing trend amongst many marketers who utilize social media; they don’t know how to track it properly!

How Would You Spend 30 Minutes On Social Media?

Small Business Mavericks

Most of us spend a lot more than 30 minutes on social media, but many of us wish we could figure out how to do it. All of the different platforms and rabbit trails are a time-sucker if you aren’t careful, but social media is part of the way business operates these days and so I was interested to see Kevan Lee’s look at the best way to spend 30 minutes of your time on social media marketing. Twelve Things Social Media Managers Do. There are at least a dozen tasks that any good social media manager has to maintain.

The Single Most Important Trend to Consider in Your Social Media Strategy

Ignite Social Media

Over the nearly 9 years I’ve been here at Ignite Social Media I have been fortunate enough to have hands on experience working with brands to develop an overarching social media strategy that meets their business and marketing objectives. This presents interesting and obvious challenges to your social media marketing strategy.

25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?

SocMed Sean

A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? The value, here, is to help each of us understand what irritates other people in the realm of social media. 25 social media pet peeves.  Spam and/or Phishing – via Twitter, LinkedIn email or any social media channel.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media. If you’re a marketer, you would already know this fact. Paper.li: This content curation tool will help you find, customize, and publish content on the web or social media in a zap.

How to Create Your Social Media Strategy

Rebekah Radice

When it comes to building a solid social media strategy , there are many things to consider. And as someone who works with marketers, small businesses and entrepreneurs daily, I know the power behind a strategy. also know the importance of a plan that’s engineered and then executed upon consistently. How to Create Your Social Media Strategy. 1.

106 More Amazing Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 and 2015

Webbiquity SMM

Or have too many social media marketing statistics.” ” Well, she actually only said the first part (which is debatable), but certainly would have said the second part (which isn’t) had social media been around in the 1930s. How effective is social media in comparison to other digital marketing channels? Social Media Slant ).

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