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2015 Social Media Predictions

Spin Sucks

Social Media Predictions. And since we’re already spending so much time looking forward this month as we dug into the nitty gritty of planning, I thought, why not also take some time to make some social media predictions? I can’t let this crystal ball (sure, I have one!) go to waste. might as well get those social media predictions done. By Eleanor Pierce.

How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media

Spin Sucks

Do you know how NOT to build a following on social media? Eleonora Israele looks at the five things you shouldn’t do on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more. The post How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Buy, Buy, Buy – this one is still the case for some although.

Social Media and Procrastination

Saying It Social

A look into why social media sites are the go-to destination for millennials procrastinating, and how businesses can take advantage of these habits. The post Social Media and Procrastination appeared first on.

Social Media Stats [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet 2011 was a great year for social media where we saw true integration of “social” to our lives. To demonstrate the growth of social channels in the last one year, here is an interesting infographic designed by Internet marketing firm Dream Systems Media based on the data provided by AdAge. Each week on Facebook, more than 3.5 infographic].

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind

Five Social Media Trends for 2016

Spin Sucks

It’s the time of the year that everyone talks about their social media trends. I can hardly believe we are here and 2015 is coming to an end. Luckily for me, it exploded this year and I was able to ride the wave. I am excited I was given the opportunity to share what I think will be the hottest social media trends for next year. Social Videos. By Aaron Lee.

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47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).

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. Consumers Are Social. Being on Social Media is a Must. Consumers Are Social.         Being on Social Media is a Must. Usage among those 65 and older has more than tripled since 2010 when 11% used social media.

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?

The Employee Advantage in Social Media

Spin Sucks

Recycling is generally viewed as smart, responsible behavior—except when it occurs on social media. You’ve seen the posts: Canned, mass-produced tweets that sound like they were written by a marketing bot alongside copied-and-pasted Facebook shares filled with corporate jargon and buzzwords. This explains why companies that emphasize individuality on social media see a 47.2

The Dark Side Of Social Media

Firebelly

A rant posted to an Indianapolis bar’s Facebook page on New Year’s Eve went viral and became international news. Fox 59 recently interviewed our CEO Duncan Alney about this incident and “the dark side of social media.” The post The Dark Side Of Social Media appeared first on Firebelly | Social Media Marketing & Management Company.

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10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

Does social media drive ROI? The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media. Social Media ROI: 10 Examples. Channels used: Twitter, Facebook, and blog. Easy, right? Steaz.

Social Media Updates: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter. Be Ready!

yMarketingMatters

Just in case you missed it…Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter recently announced important new updates  that are taking effect right now. . Here’s EVERYTHING you need to know to make sure your profiles are updated CORRECTLY and continue to drive business with no hiatus: Facebook Update: New Layout for Business Pages. Take a look at the new page layout.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? The popular social media platforms support this fact with a range of functions. Facebook. First the  “Nearby”  feature helped local businesses to be discovered by letting Facebook users in the local areas recommend them to their friends.

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33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. But spending on digital marketing programs is projected to rise three times as fast, and over the next five years, the share of budget dollars dedicated to social media marketing will more than double. Social media benefits are unclear. MediaPost ). 9 B2B Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts.

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[Comic] Social Media Security Fail

SocMed Sean

You check your email and notice that you’re receiving all kinds of strange messages from your friends on Facebook? The first thought is “oh no…my Facebook account has been hacked!” You’re asking for social media fun and frivolity with your Facebook or Twitter account. Ever had this happen to you? So press that lock key. Cheers!

Lauren Johnson Joins Firebelly As A Social Media Manager

Firebelly

We’re excited to announce that Lauren Johnson has joined the Firebelly team as a social media manager. Favorite social network(s): Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. Favorite celebrity to follow on social media: @sir_twitch_alot Dance will forever be a part of me. Firebelly News Social Media ManagementThe struggle is real!

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 Social Media Mob Needs to Go

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich We live in a strange and unprecedented world: Rather than give people a scarlet letter  when they do something we don’t agree with, the social media mob comes after them and, in some cases, ruins their lives. The social media mob went nuts. It also has sparked an online conversation about the social media mob and how it should be stopped.

Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Pamorama

Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.

How Social Media Marketers Use Social Media In Real Life

Ignite Social Media

At Ignite Social Media, everyone is an expert in social media marketing. We eat, breathe, and live social media. But what may surprise you is how the various individuals at Ignite utilize social media in their everyday lives. We can see that I prefer social channels for entertainment and connection purposes. First stop, me.

How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

yMarketingMatters

With social media marketing, you can  undeniably  grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Social Media Referral Traffic and Visitor Increase to your Website. 5. Social media measurement comes in different levels.

15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is essential in determining your success or failure. New features are constantly being added to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, all of which increase your daily responsibilities as a marketer. There are many books out there that purport to teach you everything you need to know about social media marketing. 15 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Books 1. 

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

Pamorama

Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities? The world of social media is ever-changing. The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Here’s what they found: Facebook. Facebook users like photos.

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36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below. Social media needs to be part of an integrated strategy. Social is for customer service.

Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Spin Sucks

That said, I do have a few ideas for New Year’s resolutions relating to social media. Some are specifically for marketers, some are for any of us who use social media. Marketers: Let’s don’t Facebook for the sake of Facebook. But, thinking visual for your social strategy pays off. Resolve Not to Drunk-Tweet (or Facebook, For that Matter).

Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

SocMed Sean

As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals. Do you work in social media? Do you experience social media overload?

Have You Noticed This On Your Facebook Wall - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Facebook Greets You During The Day

We’re Hiring A Social Media Coordinator

Firebelly

We are currently seeking seeking to fill a full-time entry level social media coordinator position within our company. Create monthly content calendars of status updates and images for clients’ social media channels. Publish content to our clients’ social media channels. Manage interactions on our clients’ social media channels.

The Dark Side of Social Media

Spin Sucks

love social media. Sure, we kind of expect to hear about people being stalked because of social media. Again, something that doesn’t make you super excited to use social media. Social Media is Magic. Each morning, I hand-select 12 stories to tweet, four for LinkedIn, four for Facebook, and six for Google+. By Gini Dietrich. link].

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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What Social Media Means For Your Business in 2014/2015

yMarketingMatters

SOCIAL MEDIA is no longer a novelty , but a strong marketing tool for small and medium business owners. Businesses have definitely realized and experienced the power and importance of social media. Did you know that  social networking is now the top Internet activity  and people spend more time here daily than any other major Internet activity, including email?

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. Facebook. What are hashtags? Twitter. Pinterest. Google+.

The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Jenelle Conner. I am a social media advocate. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved. After two days of searching, we believe the process went something like this: 1) Susan’s Facebook friend saw the image on Susan’s Facebook page and commented, “Can I share this?? Too funny!!!”

4 Free Social Media Spring Cleaning Tools

Firebelly

Spring has sprung and it’s time to clean up your social media channels! For Facebook: LikeAlyzer. Enter your Facebook page URL into the appropriate box and LikeAlyzer will give your page a grade on a scale from 1-100. You can also see how your Facebook page compares to those of similar brands. Get your Facebook audit here. Get your blog audit here.

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Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

As introduced to us by Business Insider , Buddy Media’s Social Enterprise Software is a suite of products is “designed to help brands build and maintain relationships with consumers to accelerate their business.” Start sharing content and use social media as another channel to amplify it. ” Why do brands need help with this?

3 New Social Media Features to Consider for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Implementing new features on social media can be an intimidating task to take on. The moment you see that buzzworthy headline about a new feature on social media during your morning coffee, you’re likely asking yourself the following questions. These features could be a benchmark for future content, trends, and social communication. Facebook 360 Video.

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. That post proved to be so popular that I wanted to update it, including images that are still relevant and adding newer visualizations that illustrate more recent knowledge and insights into the social Web. The History of Social Networking. How Women Use Social Media.

Timing Your Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Social media marketers always wonder when the best time is to post on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and the myriad of other social platforms for optimum customer engagement. Is it in the morning, since many people check their Facebook page before they go to work? It offers valuable insights for marketers who are trying to fine-tune their social outreach efforts.

Social Media is Going Corporate [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

The following infographic was compiled by MBAPrograms.com and it showcases some recent and interesting findings on how corporations are tackling social media. Below are some of the more interesting highlights from the infographic: 94% of corporates use social media in some capacity. Favorite social sites are Facebook (92%), Twitter (82%), LinkedIn (73%) and blogs (61%).

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Pamorama

Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan. 12 Steps to Social Media Marketing Success Research and know your audience.

Why The Facebook Ecosystem Dominates Social Media Budgets {research}

Convince & Convert

Facebook (and its sister network, Instagram) are beginning to dominate how social marketers spend their paid amplification budgets. As we know, paid amplification of social media is more important than ever in this era of disappearing organic reach. Facebook and Instagram will be the most popular venues for paid social in the next year.

The ROI of Social Media [#SMMW16 Takeaways]

Katie Lance

I just returned from Social Media Marketing World in San Diego and had the most amazing time! While I have SO many takeaways from the event (let’s just say my mind was blown with all of the great information and superb speakers) in today’s post I want to just touch on one of them – the ROI of social media. How do you put this list on a spreadsheet?

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