Memes: Tips to Help Them Go Viral
MAY 11, 2015
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.
Memejacking: How to Get Started Marketing with Memes
MARCH 12, 2014
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?
Marketing, Jacking and Mining Memes
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
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.
Newsjacking: The Good, the Bad, and the Superbowl
JANUARY 26, 2015
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.
Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads
DECEMBER 5, 2013
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.
What Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Means To Your Reach
DECEMBER 6, 2013
Last week, Facebook once again made an update to the way stories are ranked in the news feed. Facebook is on a continuous basis adapting the news feed algorithm and trying to solve which content that should be displayed to what users, as the News Feed only allows room for a certain amount of content. Similar Posts: Facebook Updates News Feed. Especially on mobile.
Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches Paper, Twitter Tweaks Homepage Search, Foursquare Now Delivers
The Realtime Report
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare: Facebook launches mobile app Paper. Facebook. Twitter. Foursquare. Any social media updates we missed? And have you checked out Facebook’s Paper yet?
Facebook Users Prefer to Share Funny, Inspiring Content (Infographic)
MAY 27, 2016
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.
How to Leverage the Power of Trending Topics
Convince & Convert
APRIL 30, 2015
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
DECEMBER 4, 2013
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
A More Elegant Question About Facebook
APRIL 16, 2016
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.
Euro 2016 on Twitter: 10 Great Accounts Every Fan Should Follow
JUNE 21, 2016
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 ).
The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block
JANUARY 9, 2014
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.
The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift
MAY 12, 2016
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.
With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
MARCH 31, 2008
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!
5 Ways Social Media is Used to Mislead or Misinform
APRIL 23, 2013
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.
Orchestrating Viral Social Media? Claiming #AlexFromTarget
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
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.
The Facebook Juggernaut: Exponential Growth + World's Leading News.
FEBRUARY 10, 2010
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.
How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter
JUNE 2, 2015
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.
Facebook’s Organic Reach Decline: How to Respond in 4 Steps
MAY 3, 2014
” 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.
Facebook Audience Optimization: Better Engagement and Insights for Pages
JANUARY 21, 2016
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.
8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
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 trap.it
What Would @CharlieSheen Tweet?
Social Media Marketing
MARCH 3, 2011
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!
As Journalism Weakens, the Fifth Estate Strengthens
MARCH 23, 2011
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.
What Sucks About Being a Communications Professional
DECEMBER 16, 2014
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!
Social Awareness for the 21st Century – Reaching Out to a New Generation
MAY 31, 2016
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
Content Curation Strategies for Social Media Managers
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
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 .
Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
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.
Dangers of Algorithmic Sourcing
AUGUST 11, 2014
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.
The Ultimate Guide to GIFs: How to Create Them, When to Use Them and Why They’re Essential for Every Marketer
JUNE 15, 2016
Tumblr is often Ground Zero for GIF culture and finding the memes of tomorrow before they blow up. When the New York Times announced a new homepage a while back, this GIF that displays how the news site had evolved over time got tons of shares and conversation. 7. GIFs are great. And they’re everywhere. We include GIFs in marketing emails and team announcements. Gifs.com. Giphy.
Repetition is In and Blogging Is Back
JANUARY 27, 2011
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.
Facebook is Getting More Two-Faced By the Day
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
That’s right, Facebook now gets to decide what is “timely and relevant content” (from their blog post), and what is a “low quality post or meme.” Look, I’m not personally a fan of memes, as I think they can chip away at brand value. Maybe. Or Maybe Not. Sure, Run a Contest. It’s a must-read. And Evidently, so is Facebook. tweet this ).
Fewer PR Organizations Plan to Increase Focus on SEO and Social Media in 2011
DECEMBER 8, 2010
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
4 Social Media Tactics That Are Going Away Like the Landline
Convince & Convert
APRIL 5, 2016
Some still use this approach, but it’s quickly becoming old news. You don’t want to give off the vibe that you’re someone who is looking to spam them or clutter their newsfeed with memes and quizzes. 3. Do you remember when everyone had a landline? I do. In fact, I remember the days when a phone number with a nine was a thorn in your side because it took longer to dial. Themselves.
Social Media Time Management: The Best-Kept Secrets Revealed for Curating, Creating and Promoting Hot Content
MAY 4, 2016
For this page, I primarily post content from my blog, but to fill-in on days where I don’t have content I look for curated content to schedule such as: funny memes, inspirational quotes, or highly shareable links. For example, I have a social media list, a real estate news list, a client list, and many more. Time is everything and time is our most precious resource. Twitter.
How to Create Social Media Graphics That Spread Like Wildfire
JULY 6, 2015
And the good news? Memes – Use trendy memes tailored to fit the context of your updates or posts. It’s no secret. love visual marketing. No matter how (or where) we’re connected, you’ll see bright, bold, and colorful visuals that define my brand. But it wasn’t always that way. Visual marketing has evolved, and with it, so have online strategies. You can too! Skitch.
#IceBucketChallenge: Yea or Nay?
AUGUST 22, 2014
This is really funny, so props to BuzzFeed for sharing some hilarious Ice Bucket Challenge fails. 3. Is A Downer News Cycle A Factor in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Success? Beth Kanter reflects on how the downer news cycle may have helped turn this whacky challenge into a social media sensation. 4. Are Memes Really Just Slacktivism? Image: slgckgc via Flickr, CC 2.0. 1.
Putting the Art in Article, Part I: Beginner Thou ART, Teach I Shall
MARCH 26, 2014
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.
Tips for Facebook’s Algorithm Change
The Social Media Incubator
DECEMBER 9, 2013
You may have heard about Facebook updating their News Feed algorithm. The changes by Facebook are directly related to posting more high quality content in a user’s News Feed that they will be more interested in. ” So memes that are not hosted on Facebook and particular topics Facebook thinks users are less interested in, will show up less. What does this mean?
Blogging's Definitely Not Dead. The Conversations Surrounding it Seem to Be.
Stay N' Alive
MAY 8, 2011
It was thanks to this article (the traffic was certainly unexpected, but I knew it was news, so I tipped Techmeme to let the world know what I discovered). According to Techmeme, not a single blog wrote about this news today - it was all spread via Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, and other social mediums. This is called a "Meme". Notice there are only Twitter handles in this Meme.
Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
JULY 23, 2014
that tend to fall through Hootsuite’s cracks. I use Feedly to follow and read blog posts from OT bloggers, health news from major news organizations, and other sites where I can typically find good and relevant information for our members. We have an enterprising member who started the OT Memes Facebook page , which is hilarious. Whoo hoo! Hi Stephanie! Who do you report to? .
Why are we all chugging the Hateraid online?
MARCH 15, 2013
In news, the old adage is, “If it bleeds, it leads.” In social media, it’s more, “If it’s mean, it’s meme.”. But when you’re a social media community manager, you have to somehow tap into the popularity of these popular “mean memes” without actually insulting anyone. Honestly, I think it’s more than that, though. You’ve seen SomeeCards. Pretty mean, right? This isn’t new.
Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup
The Realtime Report
JUNE 12, 2014
Memes will also play a large roll on the site; a new tool allows users to either design their own art or remix existing illustrations, and share them across different social media platforms. Related Stories Sony Builds Interactive Social Media Hub for 2014 World Cup Social Media News Ticker: Crowdfunding Coming To YouTube Soon Hidden Cash: What The Latest Twitter Trend Could Mean For Brands.