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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. This time last year, I got my New Year’s resolutions written and planned how to focus on the latest trends. Influencer Marketing / Influencer Outreach. Whether you love it or hate it, influencer marketing WORKS.

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Top Marketing Trends for 2013

yMarketingMatters

As we reach the half way mark for 2013, I wanted to bring you updates on the top marketing trends this year, and what you should be incorporating into your marketing mix to give your marketing a boost. Consumers rely on social media to research and make buying decisions and for customer service issues. SoLoMo Marketing Takes Center Stage.

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B2B Marketing Trends 2016-2020: Social Media Breakfast Wrap

Webbiquity SMM

What trends will drive B2B marketing over the next three to four years? Where should savvy B2B marketers invest their resources to optimize results over the next few years? The initial product of that research was the eBook, B2B Marketing Trends for 2016: 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In , previously summarized here. Paul ( #SMBMSP90 on Twitter).

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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. ” Is it the rise of messaging applications?

Interesting Marketing Trends of Small Businesses [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Bolt Insurance Agency compiled an interesting infographic that compiles research and data from Constant Contact, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, e-Dialog, ExactTarget, and the U.S. What are the most used marketing tactics used by small businesses? View the Small Business, Big Impact marketing infographic below: Via: Bolt Insurance. Postal Service.

Fast Track Your Market Research – 4 Trendy Tactics

Harp Interactive

Categories: Market Research-Lite Tags: market research , market research techniques , real-time concept testing , voting platform Driving your business efforts down a data-backed track is your first-class ticket to success station. Glean insights into audience preferences and opinions by adopting these four trends in market research. Market Research-Lite market research market research techniques real-time concept testing voting platformRead more. ).

10 Great Alternatives to the Google Keyword Research Tool

Pamorama

Keyword research is a fundamental part of content marketing. . It is an indispensable tool for developing a potent inbound marketing strategy and improving SEO. Because many of the available keyword research tools are confusing and counterintuitive, the process can be challenging and time-consuming. Keyword Eye helps you simplify your keyword research. What to do?

EGC is the Key Content Marketing Trend

Convince & Convert

EGC is 2015’s most powerful marketing abbreviation. Edelman’s trust barometer research found that company experts are trusted 66% of the time. According to Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs research, 50% of B2B content marketers say they struggle to create content consistently. 44% of B2C content marketers say the same.

New Research: B2B Video Marketing on the Rise

Convince & Convert

Consumer brands have long understood the importance of using video content as a marketing tool to deliver key messages to their audiences and to build brand affinity. Video marketing has been growing among B2B organizations as well. Although four out of five B2B marketing professionals reported.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Most businesses now use social media for marketing and those efforts are expected to continue to increase, yet many marketers and top executives alike find the business value difficult to quantify. Here are four key takeaways (among the many possible) from the compilation of social media marketing facts and statistics below: Social is important today, but even more so tomorrow.

How to Use Social Media for Marketing Research

Unspoken

Social media has had a massive impact on marketing and the way that consumers view businesses. While many businesses are taking part in social media marketing, many fail to see the market research potential that the platform offers as well. These tips and tricks offer simple, easy to implement ways to turn social media into a powerful marketing research tool. Forming your Marketing Research Plan. Before you can begin to sift through your various social media platforms for information, you must first form a research plan.

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)? Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. companies now use social media for marketing.

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. B2B Marketing and Social Media. Adam T.

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

As winter comes to an end, so too does the  Winter Wonderland of Marketing Stats series that’s been running here over the past few months. This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. Another apparent contradiction is much more fundamental: does marketing have value?

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A Simple Workflow for Keyword Research for Content Planning

Adam Sherk

Most editorial teams employ basic keyword research tactics as part of their daily routine, such as using keyword tools to refine word choice or monitoring trending topics for real-time opportunities. To help with that I’ve outlined a basic workflow for using keyword research for editorial content planning. Keyword Research for Content Planning. Google Trends.

Top Marketing Trends for 2013

yMarketingMatters

As we reach the half way mark for 2013, I wanted to bring you updates on the top marketing trends this year, and what you should be incorporating into your marketing mix to give your marketing a boost. Consumers rely on social media to research and make buying decisions and for customer service issues. SoLoMo Marketing Takes Center Stage.

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in the 2016 B2B Marketing Trends report , B2B marketing strategies and practices are in the midst of significant change, driven by new technologies and evolving buyer expectations for more “consumer-like” experiences. Here are five key takeaways from this research: Image credit: e_Strategy Trends. Direct Marketing ). Marketing Think ).

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Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Marketers, we’re told, need to think like publishers. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts? How are marketers measuring social media success? 59% are on Twitter, and 43% use a company blog for marketing. ” B2B Marketing Research and Statistics.

What Social Marketers Need to Know From Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2016

Simply Measured

Mary Meeker’s annual KPCB Internet Trends Report is a legendary and much-anticipated document for every person in business. This year’s report gave an intricate overview of the global economy before delving into more specific topics relevant to us marketers. The same logic is true for social marketers in the non-paid space. Internet User Growth Is Slowing Down.

Unique Keyword Research Technique to Spot Hidden Market Opportunities

Kikolani

We are offering you two tools that might come in hand in your quest of spotting market opportunities: Google Trends and BrandMentions. While Google Trends, as the name states, helps you to figure out the trends in whatever niche you can think of, BrandMentions helps you find each and every fresh and relevant mention. Find the Trending Keywords in Your Niche.

How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

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. As marketers it’s in our DNA to move fast. Smart social media marketers know they must… .

The Best Research Tools for Finding Kick-Ass Content

ProBlogger

From infographics to Slideshares, articles to memes; marketers and bloggers can never have too much help coming up with ideas for compelling, relevant content. However, ideas can be elusive and trending subject matter can be hard to nail down. At a glance, Answer the Public is just another keyword research tool designed to give marketers consumer insight.

Does Account Based Marketing Live Up to the Hype?

Spin Sucks

For a lot of Business to Business (B2B) companies, especially those who specialize in enterprise accounts, it’s impossible to research the latest marketing trends without unearthing a lot of resources about Account Based Marketing (ABM). Matt Benati looks at what ABM is and how you can add it to your marketing strategy. appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Wow!

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Social Media, Monitoring and Research: Opportunities and Risks

Conversionation

We all know social media monitoring solutions and processes can provide valuable information regarding our brands, competitors, customers, individual preferences, trending topics, the market  and whatnot. On top of these platforms, more cross-channel oriented solutions and specialized surveying and research applications, enable us to listen to the voice of the customer on social media [.]. Blog Customer relationships Research Social CRM Social media marketing customer research market research social media monitoring

New Research: Most Companies Do Not Have the Talent to Leverage Marketing Analytics

Convince & Convert

The latest edition of The CMO Survey , from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke, has arrived, and there are some implications for social media marketers worth noting. Read the whole entry. » Social Media Research In the case of The CMO Survey, and for social media expenditures in.

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? do that for me?”

Whitepaper: B2B Blogging Trends in 2011

Social Marketing Forum

That’s one of the questions the folks from Aggregage posed to a number of B2B blogging thought leaders in a new whitepaper titled: B2B Blogging Trends in 2011. [.]. B2B marketing Blogging Brand marketing Content marketing PR Research Social media marketing B2B blogging content marketing corporate blogging corporate blogging tips tips & tricksB2B blogging can be tricky, but rewarding all the same. The hardest question may well be whether you even want to start one in the first place.

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? Marketing Pilgrim ). 2. 90% of companies with 100 or more employees use social media in their marketing mix. Pingdom ).

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. In response, marketers are producing an increasing amount and variety of content to support all stages of the decision process. What do marketers rate as the single most valuable SEO tactic? Forbes ).

The Best Way to Keep Up With Marketing Technology and Trends

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com Since the days of yore, marketing strategy has been designed for the same purpose: sell more stuff. Marketing tactics, on the other hand, are a different kind of animal. As a result, the future of marketing is being shaped by those who can keep up, continue to learn what has changed, and use that knowledge to their advantage.

The Ultimate Guide to Keyword Research

Viper Chill

This is known by many as Keyword Research. It is this keyword research that has allowed me to get 981,000 unique organic search visitors to a 3 month old website, grow blogs faster than I ever thought was possible and – more than anything – allowed me to be free from a boss and the 9-5 grind. I say this because I want you to understand how important keyword research actually is.

10 Insightful Marketing Charts from 2015

Convince & Convert

That’s why marketers should be paying more attention to the numerous marketing charts being produced each month from every corner of the Internet. Let’s look at 10 of the more interesting marketing charts to emerge since January 2015, and what they imply for the state of marketing in 2015. Marketing Spending Plans for 2015. email marketing. social media.

How to Use Facebook Questions as Research Tool

Mindjumpers

Tweet Keeping up their trend of constant innovation, Facebook launched their Questions tool in March, which we also wrote about on the blog. However, the new tool can also be very effective, when wanting to do some research among your fans. Flexibility to add additional options gives a chance to the marketers to know the alternatives sought by customers to their offerings.

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

www.web-strategist.com

You may recognize these five states from the research I’ve been doing over the past few years How to Organize for Social Media Measurement Read the report, print it out, and share with others. link] Research Report: A Framework for Social Analytics | Thought Experiments [.] If you’d like to cite the graphics, please see this Flickr set. Wowza! Wowza! Wowza! Wowza! Wowza!

Marketing Trends for 2011

Blue Focus Marketing

Yes, things are a bit crazy but this is also an exciting time for marketing professionals.  As we start the New Year, we find the barometer for “change” ratcheted up a few dozen notches.   So, here’s my list.  Marketers will accelerate efforts to identify, leverage and measure the results of social media marketing.  The best marketers truly understand that the U.S.

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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B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. Facebook, Twitter and even newer tools like Quora may be sexier and get more attention, but blogs are the workhorses essential to making social media marketing work. So what’s next for B2B blogging?

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How to Use Research to Create Content That Works

Convince & Convert

webby2001 Tweet This Research to Resonate Tom Webster is a man of many talents. Today, he talks with Content Pros primarily as the VP of Strategy and Marketing at Edison Research. Edison Research is a custom market research company, solving problems for clients by figuring out their audience. He is a music maven and saucier.

Video is The New King of Content Marketing

Mindjumpers

The path to video supremacy is well underway with Nielsen revealing that 64% of marketers expect video to be a key part of their content strategies. It’s not just the blue chips and consumer giants that need to get behind this trend; SMEs need to embrace the possibilities of video content marketing as well. Video content is taking over. You want your content to be: Watchable.

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The Most Impressive Trends In Digital Media

Twist Image

If there is one deck of slide that marketers should be paying attention to, it is this one. Marketing nerds (like me), wait for Mary Meeker to deliver her annual Internet trends report. The Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers venture capitalist has been putting together these annual trends for a long while, and they are - without question - the definitive view on what''s happening online (and how this affects business). The data and insights in Meeker''s Internet Trends 2014 validates this reality. Here are all 164 slides of Mary Meeker''s research and insights.

Why Market Research Is Essential to Good Business

Convince & Convert

In addition to doing market research for brands on consumer behavior and marketing effectiveness, Tom’s employer, Edison Research, is also the sole provider of exit polling data for American political elections. Tom gives us the inside scoop on how this data is collected and distributed, naming it the biggest content marketing project in America. .

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Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Search Trends

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Search Trends by Adam Sherk on October 1, 2009 This week Google started embedding a Hot Trends graph at the bottom of search results pages for queries that fall within their top 100 fastest-rising search terms, as seen in this example screenshot: While checking out search trends is interesting for users, it can also be valuable to publishers. So how do you monitor these trends? Does this work? Sometimes. Very helpful as I only used a couple of these previously.

Google News Lab, Algorithms, and Content Creation

Spin Sucks

Nor would it dwell on the fact that this potentially job-killing technology was incubated in part at Northwestern’s  Medill School  of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Here is what you can do right this very second: Check out the newly launched Google Trends. It’s broken into four sections: Research, report, distribute, and optimize.

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