Four Secrets of Successful Hashtag Marketing
APRIL 28, 2015
By Laura Petrolino #hashtags Love them or hate them, despite many who might wish to the contrary, hashtag marketing isn’t going away any time soon. Just like selfies, hashtags are so often used obtrusively. Hashtags can lace together and allow someone to easily follow conversation through multiple channels, participants, and even topics around one basic theme.
Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing
APRIL 26, 2014
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. Only 24% of tweets include hashtags, but those that do receive twice the engagement of those without them. What are hashtags? Twitter.
Using Facebook Hashtags for Your #FacebookMarketing
AUGUST 9, 2013
When Facebook introduced its Twitter-like hashtag (#) feature in June, marketers began to buzz about the potential boosting effects that this new Facebook trend can bring to brands and businesses. Hashtags are gaining momentum on Facebook. Since Facebook hashtags are still in their infancy, setting a trend and getting your name out now is important. For example: Lucky to be ?#?workingfromhome?
5 Highly Effective Hashtag Tracking Methods
JANUARY 23, 2017
Hashtags are much more than just a way to make Tweets and Instagram posts more entertaining. You’ve probably seen your fair share of random hashtags thrown onto the end of Tweets and Instagram captions that seem to serve no real purpose. When it comes to hashtag tracking, a lot of companies are in the dark. What hashtag should you use? What do you even need hashtags for?
10 Standout Social Media Marketing Examples From 2016
DECEMBER 28, 2016
What social media tactics and strategies do you have planned for the new year? In order to help get those creative juices flowing, we’ve put together a list of some of the top social media marketing examples of 2016. Instead of copying these examples, use them as inspiration. Pay attention to who your audience is and which social networks they use.
How to Identify Popular Hashtags
JUNE 1, 2016
Hashtags are used on social media channels and are important in your business – you may be missing a trick if you’re not using them. So let’s figure how how to identify popular hashtags… First… let’s talk about what hashtags are and why you need them! What are hashtags? Why are hashtags useful? Social Media Tools
How to Know If Your Brand Should Hop on a New Social Media Trend
Ignite Social Media
AUGUST 23, 2016
Trends can be found everywhere but social media is the best place to find the freshest and most relevant trends today. Take for example Pokémon Go, #MotivationMonday, the Super Bowl, Stranger Things, and “The Dress”. The client is emailing you, asking if their brand should jump on the new social media trend that everyone seems to be talking about.
How Do You Use Hashtags on Instagram?
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Here’s a question I get a lot: Exactly how do you use hashtags on Instagram? If you can wade through all that noise and use hashtags correctly, you are more likely to get more views, followers , and overall business results. Let’s take for example the world biggest Instagram user. She hardly uses hashtags. Hashtags for Searches. How Many Hashtags?
10 Effective Social Media Options Every Business Should Use
JULY 9, 2015
Setting up social media accounts is an easy way to reach a target audience for a low price. To make the most of all of your business social media accounts , be sure you are using these helpful tools: Facebook. Hashtags. If you want strangers who do not follow you to find your tweets, add in a few hashtags. Not sure what hashtags you should assign? Hashtags. Like Twitter, hashtags on Instagram are a smart way to reach out to people with interests that align with your business. You can add up to 30 hashtags! Twitter. Instagram.
Instagram Hashtag Mistakes You Want to Avoid
DECEMBER 27, 2016
Hashtags are an essential part of marketing on Instagram, so you want to make sure that this is something you get right. Hashtags must be carefully thought out, well researched, and exceptionally engaging if your followers are going to use them. Unfortunately, most businesses make the same five hashtag mistakes on Instagram. Ignoring a Local or Community Hashtag.
5 Innovative Social Media Campaigns of 2016
Ignite Social Media
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
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. Their social campaign, however, performed quite well.
23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
DECEMBER 16, 2014
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?
5 Creative Examples of Selfies as Social Media Content
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 23, 2014
From more than 57 million tags of #selfie on Instagram, to being named the Oxford Dictionaries’ 2013 word of the year , the term is now ubiquitous among social media users. But, why should social media users have all the selfie fun? Photo courtesy of the #museumselfie hashtag on Twitter. Social Image of the Week MuseumSelfie Day. The best part?
Non-Profit Social Media: Raise Awareness and Demand
MAY 26, 2015
Social media is widely adopted and used by all types of people, brands, and businesses around the globe. Pew Research reports 79 percent of adults use a single social media platform, while 52 percent use two or more platforms regularly. Non-Profit Social Media. Hashtags: Your New Best Friend. Always research your hashtag before using it.
How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Events are, by nature, social affairs. Likewise, people join social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to connect, interact, and share with their peers. Events are a great way to attract customers, so make the most of them with social media The art and science of managing and marketing events has evolved a lot in recent years.
How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? 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. In fact, setting goals is a key component of establishing a process to measure social media profitability.
How Promoted Hashtags Can Ruin Your Online Campaign Efforts
MAY 20, 2013
Let’s evaluate the potential opportunities that can instill positive feelings and compel followers to share, participate and engage in social conversation. One Rather, make sure your #SharingStories hashtag be a compelling call to action to share a story coupled with your brand name. Take schools for example. Vista College is missing out on a lot of social opportunity.
5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry
JULY 28, 2016
Why should you bother creating your own hashtag campaign ? good hashtag can redefine your online brand identity, provide you with new ways to interact with your customers and help you promote product and services to new audience segments. Here are 5 great examples of hashtag campaigns from the hospitality industry that will inspire your social media strategy.
How To Create And Use #HashTags - Social Media
Social Media Network Marketing
JUNE 13, 2015
The #HashTags widespread use began with the Social Media Platform Twitter. Since then it has extended to other Social Media Platforms. But in October 2007, Citizen Journalists began using the HashTags of #SanDiegoFire, at Messina’s suggestion, to Tweet updates on a series of forest fires in San Diego. The practice of Hashtagging took off since then. Now Users and Brands employ Hashtags to cover serious political events [#Cairo] and entertainment topics [#MileyCyrus] alike. I n June 2013, Facebook added HashTag usage. Like #StaySafe.
4 Ways to Extend the Lifespan of your Social Media Content
Ignite Social Media
JULY 11, 2016
Often times social media content is thought of like speed dating – you make a quick connection, enjoy it while it lasts, and then you move on to the next suiter, only to smile somberly at the memory of that special someone in the weeks to come. Unlike most content production, social media content creation can be timely and expensive. Turn your fans into your creators.
3 Hashtag Search Tools That Are Crazy Easy to Use
MAY 4, 2016
If you are looking to incorporate social media into your event , you’ll need to consider including a branded hashtag in your event strategy. I’ve been involved in digital conferences like SEJ Summit and Social Tools Summit — and monitoring hashtag activity during and after the events was crucial. Here are three hashtag search tools that are crazy easy to use! 1.
How NOT to Run Your Social Media
JUNE 25, 2014
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.
What’s More Important: Social Media Fans or User Generated Content?
MAY 16, 2016
There’s a new dilemma among social media professionals: S hould you focus on increasing your following or maximizing your user generated content (UGC)? For example, team leads may want more revenue, and then somehow everyone agrees that increasing the number of Facebook fans will instantly grow sales. In the example below, U.S. The answer isn’t simple. More Fans?
7 Awesome Hacks to Promote Your Social Media Posts
Convince & Convert
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Every day, the average social media user is inundated with a ton of posts. Most Considering each link posted to social media enjoys a half-life of around three hours , brands must search constantly for novel ways to promote their posts to keep them relevant for longer. Here are a few tips to keep you ahead of the social media marketing curve. 1.
22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
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.
31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts
JULY 14, 2015
Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. As noted below, the money is following that belief: social media now accounts for about 11% of all digital marketing outlays, and spending on social media marketing will total nearly $10 billion this year. Get social PR right.
The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
MARCH 29, 2016
Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.
Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year
Ignite Social Media
JUNE 17, 2016
While we know there is much more to come in the next half of 2016, we want to take a moment to salute brands who are doing a killer job so far on social media. Not only is the company’s entire feed aesthetically pleasing and wanderlust-inducing, but it follows many channel-specific social best practices. tapping on your phone screen—see the example above). Airbnb.
6 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools: With Tips from Experts
JUNE 3, 2015
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.
Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?
OCTOBER 4, 2013
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! Social Bookmarking, Local Search and Review Sites.
How to Create a Hashtag Just for Your Business
AUGUST 2, 2016
With so many advertisements, billboards and commercials in our face, it’s tough to find one without an added hashtag. Eventually social media handles made their way onto ads. Now businesses create a hashtag for consumers to find more information about a product or service. Whether it’s a branded term, phrase or call to action, hashtags increase social media engagement. When you create a hashtag, you give users a new way to get in touch with your business on social. Reasons to Create a Hashtag. When to Use Hashtags.
How 1:1 Social Media Engagement Impacts Your Brand
Ignite Social Media
AUGUST 15, 2016
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.
Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More
JUNE 21, 2014
Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities? The world of social media is ever-changing. Example: Starbucks posts photos to Facebook from Instagram, and many of the brand’s photos are taken by customers — not the company. Implement Twitter cards so that any tweets of your content include applicable visual media. Twitter.
16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
If you create content and don’t use a hashtag you are passing it through OWNED media (your subscribers) but it rarely escapes into EARNED media (other people who would be interested. Try adding a hashtag or two that you know people use and monitor and see how it resonates. WITH hashtags, outbound connection of content to channels occurs. Follow List. votes.
5 Social Media Tactics that need to be Trashed
DECEMBER 11, 2016
Every Year there are predictions about Social Media Tactics, strategies and platforms that will be hot in the following year. . But let’s spare a thought for the bad, annoying social media practices that are becoming all too common. . In this post, I share 5 Social Media Practices that annoy the heck out of me. Chances Image by Shutterstock.
How to Find Social Media Influencers with Ease
JANUARY 10, 2017
Influencers don’t have to be movie stars with millions of social media followers. Let’s start your next influencer marketing campaign by exploring the ways to identify social media influencers. Find social media influencers within each social network. Instagram and Twitter Hashtags. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Facebook Groups.
How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts
JUNE 20, 2016
Social media has become the primary hub for marketing among brands of every size. Open platforms for engagement are an enticing and powerful tool, and the focus has really shifted from traditional media to digital advertising campaigns. Whole companies grow from bootstrap startups to multi-million dollars companies using an almost entire social media strategy.
When to Thank Your Social Media Fans
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
MARCH 27, 2012
Ever read those articles on how a business has successfully used social media to increase brand awareness and drive sales? Saying thank you is not only a vital “social” action in social media, but it’s also just plain good marketing. If you use social media prior to an event in the hopes of increasing traffic to your booth, that’s great. Why is that?
The 3 Social Media Rules for Death and Tragedy
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 19, 2016
When David Bowie died last week (and by the way, f*ck cancer) companies hither and yon decided to hitch their social media exposure and engagement wagons to Ziggy Stardurst , thinking that the strategy of “riding the hashtag” gave them license to use a person’s death as suitable fodder for social content. Social Media for Business Isn’t Easy.
Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing
OCTOBER 17, 2016
Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. It’s no longer a question of whether or not your brand should be on social media, but how can you best use sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to grow your business. Choosing Your Social Networks. Quick Stats 1.65