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

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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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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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Newsjacking: The Good, the Bad, and the Superbowl

Spin Sucks

remember saying, upon hearing the news of the tragic events in Paris , “If I see one post that even bears a whiff of What Charlie Hebdo Taught Me About X I will gouge my eyeballs out with a melon baller.” Oh, the memes. Communication Media Relations #deflategate best buy memes New England Patriots newsjacking Seattle Seahawks serial Superbowl Twitter Twitter fails NOTHING.

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Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads


This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. Facebook issued news feed algorithm changes again and community managers everywhere are fighting the urge to melt their faces off. Facebook Announces More Links In The News Feed. Read all about how these will affect your page in these must-reads.

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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.

Good News for Publishers: Facebook Continues to Reward High Quality Content


Earlier this week Facebook published a FYI update about more updates that they’ve been making (and are about to make) to what will show in users news feeds (thanks to Jen at FBAdslab for the tipoff). Good News for Publishers: Facebook Continues to Reward High Quality Content. High Quality Content Will Appear More. Keeping the Conversation Live Longer. Social Media

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The 2016 Personal Grateful Challenge

Spin Sucks

This year, though, Gini Dietrich did something a little bit differently, listed only 10, and included photos and memes. Related Stories Three Elements Every Customer Experience Strategy Must Have Fake News: How PR Pros Can Ethically Fight Back The PESO Model, Edward Bernays, and Lucky Strike. The post The 2016 Personal Grateful Challenge appeared first on Spin Sucks.

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Facebook Users Prefer to Share Funny, Inspiring Content (Infographic)

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Men and women both like to share funny videos and news content. By contrast baby boomers are most likely to share political content and least likely to share satirical news or memes. Facebook Infographics Baby Boomers daily active users DAUs Fractl Millennials News Photos Politics Referrals Shares VideosFractl surveyed 2,000 people about how they share content.

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The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block

Twist Image

Pushing beyond memes, Buzzfeed and Upworthy. There have been days that I have looked up at the clock - in the later part of the evening - only to realize that no topic, piece of news or anything has brimmed to the top and had me begging for a keyboard to blog. memes. Writer''s block? Creative block? Can''t come up with something to create? Steven Pressfield hates the words "writer''s block." " He believes that we''re all just fighting the "resistance" to create something (writing, that new startup, a project, whatever). Be the infovore. Always.

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.

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. consume my news via Bloglines. The answer changes everyday!

The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

Buffer Social

And the memes started flowing. News and Trends Social Media MarketingInstagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. Some loved it. Others disliked it. The design changes swept throughout the Instagram app, too. Our updated look reflects how vibrant and diverse your storytelling has become.

Everyone Can Now Create Twitter Moments: Here’s All You Need to Know

Buffer Social

Moments were first released in October 2015, with Twitter and selected partners able to curate stories on a range of topics, including News, Sports, and Entertainment. Curating news and timely content. News and Trends ResourcesThe ability to create Twitter Moments is being rolled out to all users. Twitter (@twitter) September 27, 2016. Add your title, description, and cover.

Euro 2016 on Twitter: 10 Great Accounts Every Fan Should Follow

Talkwalker SM

Euro 2016 is now well underway with every goal, incident and meme sending social media into a frenzy. Who:  Parody account for sports news. Never miss another meme! To answer this, we decided to look at the impact of top tweeters by the numbers. Follow these 10 accounts and you’ll know your Marek Hamsik from your Hakan Çalhanoğlu in no time. Gareth Bale ( @GarethBale11 ).

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?


Facebook is Deleting Popular Meme Pages Without Warning | The Daily Dot. Seems there’s a crackdown and there’s no recourse if you’re a meme page owner. It also affects you if you’re using memes or sharing them from these pages – you might find suddenly you don’t have the content you thought you did! Pro Blogging NewsWhat a week!

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Who Are the Most-Mentioned NFL Teams, Players, and Brands on Social?

Simply Measured

The player was in the news for various reasons, from getting hit on his head, to flossing his teeth in the middle of games, to his choice of a certain hat at a post-game meet after the Panthers beat the San Francisco 49ers.    . photo posted by News, Predictions, Scores (@elitecollegefootball) on Sep 9, 2016 at 10:45am PDT. 3. — NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) September 18, 2016. 2.

5 Ways Social Media is Used to Mislead or Misinform

Waxing UnLyrical

The Fake Facebook Meme. I see this one all the time. Most recently, I saw a meme claiming Coca Cola’s current formula is more addictive than its original formula, in spite of the fact that (admitted by the meme) the original formula contained cocaine. I’ve never tried cocaine, but I’ll tell you this: I don’t see too many people hitting rock bottom over a soda. Format.

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Orchestrating Viral Social Media? Claiming #AlexFromTarget

Spin Sucks

Of course, so many people got to talking about the latest viral social media meme featuring Alex Laboeuf, a Target employee from Frisco, Texas, with a perfect jawline and a dreamy side swept mop, you may have heard about #AlexFromTarget even if you don’t keep up with what teenaged girls are talking about. . Even more speculative news stories followed. By Eleanor Pierce. Perhaps.

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The Most Talked-About Topics at the Republican National Convention 2016

Simply Measured

Soon after, #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes started trending as the conversation took hold and more comments and memes flooded the online space. News & Events Social Media Donald Trump Republican National Convention US Elections 2016Such a great honor to be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States. will work hard and never let you down! AMERICA FIRST! — Donald J.

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The Facebook Juggernaut: Exponential Growth + World's Leading News.


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact The Facebook Juggernaut: Exponential Growth + World’s Leading News Reader? According to recent data from Hitwise , Facebook has eclipsed Google News to become the fourth-largest news distributor on the Web: Facebook already drives 2.5 Getting our news from our friends is nothing new.

Facebook’s Organic Reach Decline: How to Respond in 4 Steps


” Coupled with recent changes to the news feed algorithm, marketers are finding it harder and harder to generate organic buzz. Facebook has told marketers that they should consider paid distribution “to maximize delivery” of their messages in news feed. How does Facebook determine what shows up in a news feed? Translation: You must pay to play.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. And you can use a variety of apps to automatically tweet that news ( Hootsuite and Buffer are tops)! Pass on good news tips to them too, not just from your org, but from your field in general. If you would roll your eyes at your meme tweet if it came from another org, don’t post it. Pitman.

What Would @CharlieSheen Tweet?

Social Media Marketing

Leaving aside that we now know the verb is "tweet," I attempted to jump-start a meme by creating my own ( What Would Sherlock Holmes Twitter? ) and tagged some other people to develop their own. news crisis PR[ Editor's note: I originally prepared this post before Charlie Sheen got on Twitter. Almost four years ago (!) What would @CharlieSheen tweet? just heard him say "The horror!

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What Sucks About Being a Communications Professional

Spin Sucks

Just think: There could be a meme out there people haven’t seen. Next up, a few favorite industry sources … some of the stuff our fave Crazies write… that could take up most of the day and I haven’t even gotten to the news, let alone fiction. We spend a lot of time talking about why spin sucks on this blog. We have that down. Because, spoiler alert, we’re not spin doctors. Bonus!

101 Marketing Tools and Technology Tips for 2017

Razor Social

Monitor and test news features on social media platforms. Create your own memes. Memes are everywhere, and online marketers are predominantly using them to entertain and engage their audience on social channels. Memes are a great way to generate an immediate reaction from your followers, and you can create them easily with one of the many available meme generators.

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Facebook Audience Optimization: Better Engagement and Insights for Pages

Jon Loomer

You will then be shown something that looks like this… Note the instructions: Choose the people you’d like to reach in News Feed. These tags will theoretically help Facebook better prioritize content in the news feed. Use trending memes and hashtags. The suggestion of trending memes surprises me a bit since Facebook at one time punished memes in the news feed.

As Journalism Weakens, the Fifth Estate Strengthens

Geoff Livingston

Online news is now surpassing almost every media form in the United States with the exception of local TV, according to Pew. And in 2010, forty seven percent of Americans read news on their phones! In many ways, the “Twitter (or Facebook) breaking the news first meme&# has jumped the shark several times due to inaccuracies. Creating a Stronger Fifth Estate.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media


Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience. Type a keyword in their search engine and find stories (relevant news, live events, popular campaigns, conversations, and even memes) worth sharing on the topic. Check ‘em out! The

Repetition is In and Blogging Is Back

Debbie Weil

There’s something in the news that catches your eye. The blogging is dead meme pops up with regularity. Photo by Sydney Stokoe. One of the (feeble) reasons I give for not blogging frequently enough is that I don’t like to repeat myself. As I’ve been blogging for eight years I’ve said a. stuff about business blogging. Instructions: unpack your topic slowly.

The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

smart news reader, powered by integrations. Description: Panda 5 (the fifth iteration of the popular news-reading app) helps you speed up your content curation process by allowing you to browse multiple websites at once, integrate with other websites, and pull in RSS feeds of your favorite content. Simply select the meme and will add the captions and effects for you.

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Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

Ari Herzog

The constant parade of new verbs and nouns has been interesting: texting, “going viral,” mashups, memes, flashmobs, friending, unfriending, likes, retweets, crowdfunding, “add me,” rickrolling, circles, FollowFriday, hash tags, Pandora, Instagrams. Social media is my main source of news and information. This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. 2005: Flickr.

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Fewer PR Organizations Plan to Increase Focus on SEO and Social Media in 2011

Adam Sherk

There may also be a tendency for some PR pros to think that social media has reduced the need for SEO, as evidenced by the “SEO is Dead” memes that resurface from time to time. My Top 10 Posts of 2009 on News Media, SEO and Social Media. In this year’s survey 51% of the respondents indicated that they would focus more on SEO in 2011, down from 57% in 2011. Public Relations

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Dangers of Algorithmic Sourcing

Geoff Livingston

Algorithms impact our news choices, too. Here are just a few examples: Huffington Post and Mashable sourcing their news based on rising social media memes. Geekery Photography 500 pixels algorithm data dinosaurs food human Jack Manny Moe news orange photos predictive behavior sociology The increasing pervasiveness of algorithms in everyday life disturbs me. It depends.

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Drastically Improve your Social Media Success

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media success isn’t gained by posting the most memes or SnapChat stories. When there’s a lot of horrible news or political drama, take a step back from the computer to connect with the important people in your life. It’s not healthy for us to absorb large amounts of negative news and imagery. Yes, you can. Yes, you. Comparing yourself to other people.

Social Awareness for the 21st Century – Reaching Out to a New Generation


Many spread uplifting memes, ‘like’ pages that have a positive social message and share images and videos that promote some useful cause. Not all people will have time to read lengthy posts about what a non-profit does , specials their favorite brands have running or news that may be surfacing as they browse. Getting in Touch with a New Reality. generation. Potluck

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Content Curation Strategies for Social Media Managers

Spin Sucks

Visual content tools  such as Canva are of great use if you simply want to quickly create a pin for your Pinterest board or even a meme for Facebook. flexible schedule also ensures there’s room to accommodate a trending news article relevant to your industry or a rumor that has been going viral. By  Vasudha Veeranna. Content Curation for Different Types of Content .

Always Up-to-Date Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Sprout Social

Whether it’s a brand promotion, video, news update or even a meme, visual content rules the social media landscape. These images will always appear on your timeline, and ideally they will show up in most of your followers’ News Feeds — though with the decrease in organic reach, it’s unlikely that everyone will see your post. Social Media Image Sizes Per Network. Twitter.

LinkedIn Etiquette: Are You Breaking The Rules?  

agora pulse

News items that are relevant to your network. Share this to save a puppy” style memes. This is great news for busy social media managers and anyone wanting to take a vacation this year! Like every social network, LinkedIn has its own official rules of conduct. But But most LinkedIn etiquette expectations come from the LinkedIn community. Do: Connect Straight Away. Great.

Putting the Art in Article, Part I: Beginner Thou ART, Teach I Shall

Waxing UnLyrical

With the amount of free content creator tools on the web, there is no reason why you should not be putting images in your blog posts, articles, news releases or any other web content. Memes and GIFs. Very loosely: *  A meme is any image or set of images , usually taken from a movie or previously published content, with words over the top. Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence.

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