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Memes: Tips to Help Them Go Viral

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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. Middle of the road subjects don’t do well in memes.

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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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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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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. So right out of the gate, meme marketing seems to be a respun version of viral marketing to bamboozle companies into shelling out dollars.

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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! by Beth Harte and Geoff Livingston. Or at least these 10. See above.)

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Newsjacking: The Good, the Bad, and the Superbowl

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Oh, the memes. Communication Media Relations #deflategate best buy memes New England Patriots newsjacking Seattle Seahawks serial Superbowl Twitter Twitter fails By Lindsay Bell I hate newsjacking. Like, viscerally hate it. Thankfully, that didn’t happen—not that I’m aware of, anyway.  And I’m still sighted’ish. Ok, I should clarify: I hate “if it bleeds it leads” style newsjacking.

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Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

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While Facebook may not provide quick-witted memes  or cuts of hilarious videos like other platforms, it can take brands to the next level. Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. You heard that right—the once-clogged feed of engagement announcements, photos of babies on vacation and birthday wishes is the next frontier for brands reaching their audience in compelling ways.

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The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

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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?”

Journalism Is Not Content Marketing

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Fake Facebook memes often get much more traction and distribution than the proper news stories that are written about it to correct the error. I'm a rare breed. started off my professional career as a journalist. The truth is, that I still don't have the courage to call myself a journalist. Why? I was interviewing rock stars and writing record views back in the late eighties. It still is.

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. Conclusion.

Visual Content Lessons from Canva at Work

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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. Communication Content canva at work graphic design infographics meme visual contentBy Laura Petrolino. Let me see your visual content rock. DO I NEED A REASON? Events.

5 Safe Social Media Tasks for Business Leaders

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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.

Why I Write - Blog Hop "Old Fashion" Meme

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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. So this post is not only fun but a bit nostalgia. . I''ve always wanted to be a "Writer." However, I never really knew I was until I started Diva Marketing. Please meet.

Blogger's Block Should be a Meme

Net-Savvy Executive

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? Over 360 comments (so far), suggesting and discussing more topics than Fred will be able to write about in a year. Obviously, people—a lot of them—are interested in Fred's opinions. Why are we here?

Seven Minutes To Viral Video Success

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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. kevinallocca memes onlinevideo tedtalk viralmarketing viralvideo youtubeWho would know better how to make an online video go viral than the person who is being paid to watch for trends on YouTube ? stays down).

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The 10 Things I Want to Do Before I Die

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learned things about her I didn’t know (she likes rocks), but most importantly, she asked the meme be passed along from blogger to blogger. Business Planning entrepreneur before i die blog meme bucket list Jayme SoulatiLast week, Jayme Soulati wrote a blog post called, “ 20 Things to Do Before I Die.” Ride the Tour de France route. And I’m talking on my bike.

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Viral Videos, Internet Memes And The Value Of Online Anonymity.

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Twitter to Live-Stream ELEAGUE Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Semifinals, Championship

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In addition to the live streaming, the @EL  Twitter account will offer real-time highlights, GIFs, memes, statistics, score updates, Periscope  content featuring ELEAGUE on-air talent and behind-the-scenes footage with players. Twitter Web Video @EL Anthony Noto atlanta Christina Alejandre Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ELEAGUE eSports games Gaming GIFs highlights Live Streaming Live Videos memes Periscope Score Updates Statistics Turner Sports Valve WME | IMGET Friday. eSports fans: Are you excited?

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.

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. Rather 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!). And then Eaon tagged me in a blog meme.Originally started by Rob Campbell. Bugger. So, in response: 1/ Best single thing [personal &/or professional] you did/achieved in 2010. Jonathan J.

There Are No Experts, Only More Experiences

Geoff Livingston

The reemergence of the social media expert meme was fueled by two well known voices who have had great successes in the past. Reality Social Media distraction meme red herring social media expertImage by timparkinson. After reading the chatter about clown-gate and ensuing social media expert bashing posts last month, the first reaction was to ignore it and continue real work.

Speakin' Like Them

Social Media Marketing

My favorite is a video tour by Cap'n Walt himself, giving a tour behind the scenes of a miniature model and early concepts of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride: These are but a few examples of companies that have understood the importance of memes and adapted their own communications or even products to reflect those sensibilities. meme fun social mediaHere be t' link.

A Fascinating New Trend

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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. Probably not.

A More Elegant Question About Facebook

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Big, big steps away from news feeds, status updates, emoticons and a place to share our memes and pictures of food and cats. 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. Whether he knew what Facebook would become is questionable, at best (who could know that Facebook would have the profound effect that it has had on our society?). At the time, Facebook was not a better mousetrap or something original. History tells the story. Year 1 - 3. Search.

The Age of the Sycophant

Geoff Livingston

This is in spite of several free service that do the exact same thing from organizations like WordPress , Pushing Social and the Daily Meme , as well as free blog topic tips from leading voices like Copyblogger and Problogger. Pop Philosophy Rants Reality punk Copyblogger Daily Meme Problogger Pushing Social sycophancy sycophant WordPressOne thing is clear. It simply defies logic!

All About Internet Memes [Infographic] | pamorama

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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.

Meme: Ways to Increase Your Twitter Following Ethically

Geoff Livingston

We hope other successful Twitterers/bloggers will continue the conversation in a meme, and spread this more mindful approach towards Twitter followings. Ways to Increase Your Twitter Following Ethically is an interesting title in its own right, because there are so many people seeking to create huge followings on Twitter. Many have been decried for questionable methods. link]. of tweets).

The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block

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Pushing beyond memes, Buzzfeed and Upworthy. memes. animatedgifs article blog blogging book businessbook buzzfeed concert content creativeblock creativity dothework facebook fastcompany infovore inspiration internet internetculture journalentry library listicles magazine magazinestore memes movie museum newspaper newsstand onlinespaces originalideas publishing radio reddit resistance sethgodin snackablecontent standupcomedy startup stevenpressfield television thewarofart tv twitter upworthy writer writersblock writing youtube Writer''s block? Creative block? Always. movie.

#HashThis

Social Media Marketing

Political: #tcot, #iranelection Memes: #waystoaskforsex, #omgfacts Events: #SxSW, #bwe10 Campaigns: #fiestamovement Temporal: #musicmonday, #marketermonday (also #MM) Twitter-specific: #followfriday (aka #FF) If you're ever in doubt about the definition of a certain hashtag as it flits by your screen, simply pay a visit to wthashtag.com (as in "What the Hashtag?"). There's a directory there.

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?

Social Media Manager: How People See Me & What They Think I Do

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The How People See Me/What People Think I Do meme is the new Sh*t People Say on Facebook. In the fun spirit of this new meme I’ve crafted one of my own. social media manager does a lot, but when I tell people what I do I always get the same reaction, “Oh, so you play on Facebook all day.”

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5 Reasons Snackable Content is (Still) Awesome

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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. If you’ve ever heard the expression “big things come in small packages,” you already know a little something about snackable content. Puh-lease.

Life After Digital

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Have we become heartless meme generating morons that are tearing apart the moral fabrics of our society? analytics barcode biography civilization cyberbullying data digitalbiography digitalrevenge digitaltechnology documentary globalnetwork instagram internetculture lifeafterdigital meme piracy recognitiontechnology selfie smartphone socialmedia technology theagendawithstevepaikin thewizardofoz tvo Social media and digital technology are ruining everything. Is the selfie the end of civilization as we know it? Are we all, suddenly, a bunch of narcissists? Are you scared by this?

Sh*t Social Media People Say

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The sh*t people say meme won’t die. And that’s okay. People are saying some funny stuff. Let’s take a look at some of the top videos about what “social media people” say. I may be guilty of saying a few of these things myself. Sh*t Social Media Experts Say. Sh*t A Social Media Community Manager Says. Sh*t Social Media Pros Say.

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YouTube Tuesday: Jennifer Aniston Goes Viral for Smart Water

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Today’s YouTube Tuesday video is the clever Jennifer Aniston Smart Water spot featuring nods to many popular viral videos and memes. Which memes would you have liked to see included in the video? think the Old Spice and Bed Intruder guys would have made great additions. Video URL: [link] ].

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Enough with the social media donuts already

Socialized

It doesn't take much to create a social media meme. If you have one of the few, exclusively available Facebook accounts, you've probably seen the "Social Media Explained" graphic that has been making the rounds. could spend hours, but I won't, tracing its origin, which seems to be

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2015 Social Media Predictions

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predict we’ll see plenty more of these “but I thought it was private” moments in 2015. A New Meme Will Backfire. Most recently, Bill Cosby’s team learned that a time when rape allegations are resurfacing and getting more media attention than ever is not really a great time to invite the public to meme you. By Eleanor Pierce. American Thanksgiving is tomorrow. All this? Sexting ?