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Four Secrets of Successful Hashtag Marketing

Spin Sucks

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


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


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?

Using Hashtags as Strategic Objects

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Hashtags Twitter. Hashtags have been around for a while. With this evolution, brands are now leveraging the once lowly hashtag as a strategic tool to unify campaigns and connect with customers. Companies like Volvo have taken steps to use specific branded hashtags like #SwedeSpeak and #MyFirstVolvo to interact with specific consumers about particular topics.

How to Track Hashtag Campaigns with Social Media Analytics

Convince & Convert

Hashtags are a great tool to track conversations about brands, companies, or events. They make it easy for users to follow discussions and keep up with the conversation, as well as allowing brands or event organizers to easily measure the buzz around their event.  A good hashtag  can help spread the message about your brand, company, or event far beyond your regular audience.

How to Know If Your Brand Should Hop on a New Social Media Trend

Ignite Social Media

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.

10 Effective Social Media Options Every Business Should Use


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.

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?

5 Creative Examples of Selfies as Social Media Content

Convince & Convert

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?

5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry

Talkwalker SM

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.

Non-Profit Social Media: Raise Awareness and Demand

Spin Sucks

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.

4 Ways to Extend the Lifespan of your Social Media Content

Ignite Social Media

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.

How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing


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 Create And Use #HashTags - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

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.

How Promoted Hashtags Can Ruin Your Online Campaign Efforts


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.

3 Hashtag Search Tools That Are Crazy Easy to Use

agora pulse

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.

What’s More Important: Social Media Fans or User Generated Content?

agora pulse

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?

How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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How to Create a Hashtag Just for Your Business

Sprout Social

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.

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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The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

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

31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

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.

How 1:1 Social Media Engagement Impacts Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

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.

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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All of the Social Media Metrics That Matter

Sprout Social

Did you know that when it comes to social media metrics, there are hundreds you could be analyzing? In this post, we’re going to look at the metrics you can gather from the top social networks and which ones matter most for your business. What Are Social Media Metrics? We’re going to break down all of the social media metrics you need to know.

Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?


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 Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts


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.

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

Laurel Papworth

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.

Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year

Ignite Social Media

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.

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Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More


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.

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The 3 Social Media Rules for Death and Tragedy

Convince & Convert

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.

When to Thank Your Social Media Fans

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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?

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning


This past week I, together with my friend Shari Rager from American Medical Writers Association, did a session at Tagoras’s Learning*Technology*Design conference on designing for social learning. This was the session description: While social learning and social media are different things, the two go hand in hand. Defining and Designing Social Learning.

How NOT to Run Your Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

How to Use Social Media for a Product Launch

Simply Measured

2016 Social + Digital Marketing Predictions Download. billion people around the world are actively using social media, according to Statista. Brands Brands are flocking to social media channels because that’s where their customers are. When it comes to product launch marketing, social media offers an effective and inexpensive solution for marketers.

7 Brands Winning Social Media During the Olympics

Simply Measured

How to Create a Conversion-Based Social Campaign Download. The Games in Rio also have the dubious distinction of being the first Games where the USOC and IOC have banned non-official partners from using Olympic footage and Olympic-themed content on social media. Some campaigns need to be serious, but there is always a place for inventiveness and fun on social. Chobani.

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Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags

Home About Us Contact SEJ News PPC SEO Tools Social Links BlueGlass SEO Services Social Media Marketing Pay Per Click Online Reputation Management Content Development Mar 24 2009 Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags What is a Twitter hashtag? hashtag is a way to unite global Tweets around some particular topic. Where can I find what hashtags people are using?

Your 6 Benefits Of Using #HashTags On Facebook - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Recently Facebook has introduced #HashTags. If #HashTags are used properly then h ere are a couple of encouraging uses of the #HashTags: Each of your #HashTag will have a separate URL You can comment directly on that Page You can check on what Competitors are doing You can easily know if your Brand, Business, Industry is being talked about Usage of #HashTag by default makes Facebook one of the resources that people will go to apart from #HashTag can be a great feature to have a Conversation. Your Turn : Do you make the best use of #HashTag ?

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.