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Memes: Tips to Help Them Go Viral

Spin Sucks

Many of them are memes—images or short videos combined with text that often depict a popular celebrity, figure, or phrase. Grumpy Cat , Bad Luck Brian , and Success Kid are all viral memes that have been remixed over and over again. Memes may seem like frivolous Internet fun, but they can be powerful viral marketing tools. Take The Walking Dead as an example.

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How To Use Memes to Promote Your Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

meme, according to Merriam Webster Dictionary , is “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.” ” Originally coined by evolutionary biologist and ethologist Richard Dawkins  in the 1970s, a meme is something with which just about every member of a culture is familiar. For example, the simple act of swinging a hammer to drive in a nail would be considered a meme, or the way Bostonians pronounce the word “car.” Dissecting the meme. What makes a meme popular? Making Memes.

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Marketing, Jacking and Mining Memes

Geoff Livingston

Image by MeMe. One bubbling trend in online marketing is meme marketing. Memes are ideas, behaviors or styles that spreads from person to person within a culture. Now guerrilla marketers and companies want to create their own memes. But that’s really just the latest version of viral marketing. “Meme Jacking” Lacks Strategy.

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Memejacking: How to Get Started Marketing with Memes

Waxing UnLyrical

Memes are one of those things. For most of us, memes are a trifling way to spend the day: a source of laughter or, albeit less frequently, inspiration. For marketers, memes may have come to represent something very different: an “in” with the “Internet culture” crowd. It would probably be useful to cover the basics first, such as: What’s a meme? Why Does It Work?

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The LinkedIn Meme that Went Viral

Koka Sexton

wasnt sure but I figure I’m in a great position to find out. A few of the guys from sales created some funny memes about LinkedIn and I posted one into my profile Monday morning. Withing an hour I was seeing that 3rd degree connections were engaged with the meme. have a couple different shares of this meme posted on my profile. LinkedIn is the professional network. link].

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Newsjacking: The Good, the Bad, and the Superbowl

Spin Sucks

What could the deaths of innocent people or the downing of an aircraft REALLY teach you about PR/marketing/social media? Content Marketing Institute wrote about a series of brands  who nailed the “poke a bit of fun at pop culture” style of newsjacking, including this Tweet, from DiGiorno Pizza. Oh, the memes. By Lindsay Bell I hate newsjacking. Like, viscerally hate it. Serial.”

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How to Create Your Brand Memes: Social Media Marketing Icons

Shift Digital

Having a standout visual marketing strategy is an important part of building your personal brand’s visibility according to a recent article, How to Create Brand Memes for Social Media Marketing , by the Personal Branding Blog. Creating a graphic brand meme is a great way to create a memorable brand for your customers, a popular way to reach audiences.  Here are several ways memes can help your personal brand stand out from the rest. You will notice that many of these memes include a branded logo or text, which is a great way to spread the word.

The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

On April 7 my Facebook friend Susan (name changed) uploaded this photo (image used with permission from “Susan”): By April 21, it turned into this photo meme: What was posted as a “friends only” image was altered into a very public meme, where her kids and the neighbor’s kids (all under 13 years old) became branded as “What is wrong with today’s kids?”

Visual Content Lessons from Canva at Work

Spin Sucks

mean come on, you have seen the statistics— getting “visual” is an extremely effective tactic when it comes to content marketing. While there are some exceptions (such as memes and other fun social content), in general every piece of visual content created by your organization should be built upon the foundation of your brand and brand guidelines. By Laura Petrolino.

Why I Write - Blog Hop "Old Fashion" Meme

Diva Marketing Blog

When BBF Yvonne DiVita, author/founder of Lipsticking and BlogPaws , asked me to play along on an ''old fashion'' blog meme or blog hop,  I immediately said yes. Blog memes were popular before blogs were social media. However, I never really knew I was until I started Diva Marketing. So this post is not only fun but a bit nostalgia. . I''ve always wanted to be a "Writer."

5 Safe Social Media Tasks for Business Leaders

Unspoken

Take a look at a few safe ways that leaders can harness the power of social technology to advance their companies: Post motivational quotes and memes. Post a quote or meme that has universal appeal and represents the leadership traits like determination, hard work, and courage. Influence Internet marketing Social Media Adobe Photoshop Air quotes Beyoncé Knowles brand Colloquialism Corporate communication Hashtag Meme social media twitterConsumers like leaders to be available to the public eye. Want to get your fans and followers pumped up? Recognize others.

Blogger's Block Should be a Meme

Net-Savvy Executive

Increasingly, I'm working on new topics that might surprise you if you think I'm interested primarily in marketing. Fred Wilson posted a simple request yesterday and got an amazing response. He wrote that he was experiencing Blogger's Block , and he asked his readers to suggest topics. The response? Obviously, people—a lot of them—are interested in Fred's opinions. Blogging

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The Four Skills Digital Marketers Need Today

Spin Sucks

By Avi Levine We all know that marketing is changing, and businesses are taking note of the move online, which requires the need for digital marketers. In my work training marketing professionals, I’ve studied hundreds of job postings for marketing talent. To show that you’re among the innovative digital marketers, understanding mobile is a must.

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Seven Minutes To Viral Video Success

Twist Image

In this TED Talk , Allocca spends a little over seven minutes walking us all through the fascinating world of YouTube, viral videos and the longevity of a meme. memes. viral marketing. kevinallocca memes onlinevideo tedtalk viralmarketing viralvideo youtubeThat's the job of Kevin Allocca. He is YouTube's trends manager and he sees what goes up (and what never makes it.or

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Watching the Content Marketing Trend Fade to Black

Geoff Livingston

Content isn’t going anywhere, but the content marketing trend may be disappearing much quicker than we think. This trend movement more to do with marketers failing to deliver results with general content than the role branded content has on the Internet. The B2B marketing crowd is moving beyond the content marketing trend and adapting account based marketing.

6 Chrome Extensions That Are Perfect for Content Marketers

SocialFish

Content marketers usually have a lot on their hands. Chrome extensions for content marketing are inexpensive, easy to use and serve a variety of purposes. They make life as a content marketer, easier and less stressful. Lets take a look at six such extensions that are perfect for content marketers: DrumUp. Pocket. Snip.ly. Nimbus Screenshot. RiteTag. Grammarly.

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

SocialFish

With hundreds of thousands of tweets being shared every day, maintaining visibility and driving engagement become key challenges for most Twitter marketers. You could use visuals in a number of formats such as images, charts, infographics, memes and videos, to name a few. She writes extensively about social media and content marketing. Tools like Canva and Easel.ly

4 Internet Marketing Trends That Every Marketer Should Know

Kikolani

Internet Marketing has to look for new, more engaging tools like quizzes to deal with Banner and Content Blindness and the results of AdBlock’s popularity. For the first time, a marketer could actually know how many people saw an ad, and even further, know how many people interacted with it. Banners were a huge step forward in the history of Internet Marketing.

The meme-ing of Christmas

The Way of the Web

I’d been meaning to write about how social networks really do seem to have killed something with regards to blogging – the blog meme. Blogging augmented reality carl lyons dave cushman jonathan jacobs jonathan macdonald marketing neil perkin overhyped technology social mediaRather than posting and tagging people to get their opinions, which used to happen a lot a couple of years ago, people are just asking the same questions on Twitter and Facebook. Bit of a shame for longer answers (And the chance to get some backlinks!). Bugger. Jonathan J. Jonathan MacD.

Creative Destruction in Marketing

Geoff Livingston

The movement towards data-driven marketing makes creativity the most important asset they can offer. Specifically, great marketers will engage in creative destruction of data driven norms and disrupt market standards to stand out. It’s not that they will ignore their customers and their feedback, the fruits of marketing automation’s analysis of big data.

Marketing Videos Don’t Have to Cost a Fortune

Spin Sucks

know I do, which is why one of the greatest services I feel like I can share with people is helping them find ways to cut costs on their PR and marketing videos. You’re a video producer who helps people cut costs on their marketing videos!? Our typical marketing videos cost about $6,000. Better results make them want to produce even more marketing videos! By Tony Gnau.

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How to Leverage the Power of Trending Topics

Convince & Convert

Working in social media over the years, I thought I had a handle on wacky holiday occasions and memes. He’s also the subject of a quirky internet meme that’s still going strong after four years. The best memes and trending topics make light of situations and human behavior. I’m guessing Ed Balls isn’t the first person to accidentally tweet a search term on Twitter.

Jokes Aside: The Very Serious Business of Adding Humor to Your Marketing Mix

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to using humor in marketing, advertising and public relations, we often have to step back and answer a few questions before proceeding down a path of knock-knock jokes, current event inspired memes and company social media postings which could potentially make your mother-in-law cringe. Is your use of humor in marketing your company sustainable? What about B2B?

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Speakin' Like Them

Social Media Marketing

First uttered some 2,000 years ago, it is a quote that today is even more important for marketers and communicators to keep in mind as we think about what we're trying to accomplish. meme fun social mediaThe website blossomed, followed by a more recent foray into Facebook , and here we are today. And today there are a number of individuals and sites who like to play along.

RIP Spammy Twitter Marketers (#RIPTwitter)

Geoff Livingston

A Twitter meme — #RIPTwitter — took the social network by storm over the weekend. The meme was so overpowering it caused founder and current CEO Jack Dorsey to make a statement and allay concerns: Hello Twitter! It would probably make the experience better by eliminating bad spammy link-based Tweets usually sourced by marketers and inane ranters. to 5 p.m.,

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Are We Too Busy For Great Marketing?

Convince & Convert

In addition to the video, JetBlue also created a dedicated Tumblr page appropriately named jetbluehumankinda.com , which hosts a series of meme and GIF style content that support key points around what being too busy is doing to our happiness. So, what can you learn from this marketing campaign/PSA? Seek Inspiration From Your Company’s Core Values. Social Media Case Studies

All About Internet Memes [Infographic] | pamorama

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact All About Internet Memes [Infographic] by Pam Dyer on August 31, 2010 Share Here’s an infographic by Online University that does a good job of describing Internet memes and the sites that host them. The infographic presents a great mix of some of the funniest, most popular memes in Internet history.

Why Content Marketing Fails

Geoff Livingston

Content marketing seems to be the meme du jour. According to the Content Marketing Institute, only 40% of content marketers feel their efforts are successful , and consumers have been less bullish, with only 14% trusting corporate blogs in recent years. The reason most organizational content fails lies in the fact that they are marketing initiatives.

A Fascinating New Trend

Twist Image

Have we become tired of LOLCats , Someecards and other random memes? Fascinating memes. The Internet provides a deep river of flowing memes that are fascinating (and funny) to watch. On top of that, the majority of these memes disappear without notice as well. A few manage to have some semblance of longevity. Follow the memes. As trends like these unfold, it's important to put on your marketing hat and analyze the words, the images, how these memes spread, who is spreading them, what the comments look like and more. internet meme. content.

9 Unique Ways to Explain Social Media Marketing to Pretty Much Anyone (Even Your Boss)

Buffer Social

Quick quiz for social media marketers : Raise your hand if you’ve ever been asked, “So, you get paid to go on Facebook?”. But it seems many are still bewildered by social media marketing. To be sure, social media marketing is an incredibly new (and ever-changing) industry, unlike finance, engineering, sales, law, medicine, and more established fields. Social Media Marketing

How to Use Reddit to Boost Your Marketing through the Roof

Webbiquity SMM

Although Reddit is dwarfed by the likes of Facebook and Twitter, its influence on the internet is huge, and its potential for marketers as a way to reach customers is incredible. Despite all of this, Reddit has been almost completely abandoned by marketers, largely due to its reputation of apathy and even hostility towards marketing efforts in the past. Honest Marketing.

A More Elegant Question About Facebook

Twist Image

Big, big steps away from news feeds, status updates, emoticons and a place to share our memes and pictures of food and cats. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. marketing. marketing blog. Facebook wants to connect everybody. . That was the plan when Mark Zuckerberg moved the online social network out of his college dorm room, and into a business/something more substantive. At the time, Facebook was not a better mousetrap or something original. History tells the story. Facebook is a dominant force. Year 1 - 3. Year 3 - 5.

5 Reasons Snackable Content is (Still) Awesome

Visually SM

This social media content category might be composed of small, easy-to-consume chunks of information—think a tweet, or a Facebook video, or an Instagram meme—but it is nonetheless a mighty force for the good of your brand. Here are five more reasons snackable content is so successful—and why your content marketing strategy needs it now more than ever. 1. Puh-lease.

Funny Business: The Best Digital Marketing Humor, 2013 Edition

Webbiquity SMM

One of the greatest aspects of being a marketer is that, in most professions, sitting around the office thinking up bad puns, penning snarky double entendres, or storyboarding cat videos would be considered goofing off. In marketing, that’s called “work.” ” There are three kinds of marketing data analysts: those who can count and those who can’t. If

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The Age of the Sycophant

Geoff Livingston

Instead of dialogue, we have “ social propaganda &# designed to convince the sycophant to buy products, subscribe to questionable services, market their heroes trying to build businesses, and in the worst cases, defend offended parties via the flash mob. Examples like this content marketing pyramid can be found throughout the social web. One thing is clear. Not much. Deville.

The Meme to End All Memes

Geoff Livingston

The anti-social media guru meme received a death wish from Shel Holtz last week. And we thought to ourselves why just stop with the anti-social media guru meme, there are so many rehashed tired conversations that could stand for a shorter shelf life. With that, this is the meme to end all memes! It’s like debating about being an expert e-mail marketer.

The 6-Step Path to Creating Inherently Useful Marketing

Convince & Convert

Youtility is marketing so useful, people would pay for it (if you asked them). It’s marketing customers actually want, instead of marketing that companies think they need. Instead, they are giving away useful information and resources so that they can market sideways – getting involved in the lives of their customers in ways that transcend the transactional. Enjoy!

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17 Ways to Succeed in Viral Content Marketing

Writtent Blog

Every marketer’s dream is to create a piece of viral content. marketing found that certain emotions lend themselves to viral sharing more often than others: Image Credit: Frac.tl/SEOmoz. Amuse, intrigue, or excite your audience if you’ve got dreams of viral content marketing, but don’t make them feel frustrated or guilty. 2. Use Rising Memes. Inspire the Right Emotions.

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With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal > With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme by Tamar Weinberg on March 31, 2008 Share As I was traveling on my last of three conferences, Chris Kieff tagged me on the 4×4 meme that’s going around. The idea of this meme is somewhat like previous memes , but it’s four times full of fun. Then, you need to top it off by tagging four people. The other site?

Fetching Friday – 21 Marketing Links

Kikolani

But they’re powerful tools that marketers have used for decades. Top 60+ Content Marketing Education Resources – The following educational resources — from blogs and videos to training, events and more — can help any marketer learn the significance of content marketing and how it can be applied successfully in any business’ online marketing strategy.