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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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Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

Some industry experts say we are living in a post-dot-com age where “homeless media” is the future of content publishing. This rise of a new kind of publisher that doesn’t require a homepage or an application and syndicates content through social media and other channels is opening up a plethora of voices and content–think Arsenic TV, NowThis  and BuzzFeed.

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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! In any year there are only 175,000 titles published in the U.S.

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

ProBlogger

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). Facebook to Start Showing ‘Related Articles’ The next part of Facebook’s update this week is pretty interesting for us as publishers. Social Media

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The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block

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Pushing beyond memes, Buzzfeed and Upworthy. memes. publishing. 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?

The Changing State Of Blogs

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meme that seems to be back in the public zeitgeist (the show will be published in the coming weeks). In the early days of blogging (I started Six Pixels of Separation in 2003), I defined blogs as a personal publishing platform that enabled anyone to write something, hit the publish button, and instantly have it distributed to the world for free (and fast). We would use independent RSS readers, web browser-based readers or email add-ons to have these pieces of content delivered to the reader, the moment that they were published by the writer. publisher.

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Facebook is Now the Leading Publisher of Web Display Ads

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Facebook is Now the Leading Publisher of Web Display Ads by Pam Dyer on May 18, 2010 Share Thanks to steady traffic growth and an ad-friendly redesign, Facebook’s ad impressions took off in the first quarter of 2010. According to comScore, it’s now the leading publisher of display ads in the U.S.

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.

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

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?

Everyone Has Written a Book!

Geoff Livingston

This meme references the seemingly endless proliferation of social media books published. But in reality, the meme isn’t true. Having completed four books (two business published, two unpublished novels), these texts took almost three years to write… Before editing. Publishers figure the blogger can actually put in the effort necessary to succeed.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

More than one-half of Facebook users log in multiple times per day and share content from third-party publishers at least once per week. By contrast baby boomers are most likely to share political content and least likely to share satirical news or memes. report from content marketing agency Fractl provides some insights into what kinds of content people share on Facebook.

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Watching Me Blog

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In the comments section, Peter Petrovski said: "Would love to read more about how you draft, write and publish posts." While the idea of tagging a blog post as a way to start a meme has all but died, I'd love to see people like Seth Godin , Chris Brogan , Amber Naslund , Jeff Jarvis , Mark W. blog meme. publishing. Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. believe that. don't just say it. mean it by walking the talk. started blogging in September 2003, and since then I have written almost three thousand posts. Only me. everything.

What Kind Of Content Do Buyers Love [Infographic]

Social Selling Masters

Publishers who use infographics tend to see a 12% increase in traffic than those who don’t. Memes. Memes are a popular way to express humor through the art of parody. Memes with GIF content usually go viral on social media quickly, so don’t be afraid to use humor to your advantage. When it comes to content, buyers tend to prefer visual content. Why is this so?

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8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

Paper.li: This content curation tool will help you find, customize, and publish content on the web or social media in a zap. Finally, all you have to do is schedule the posts and publish it on any platform you like. 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.

7 Warning Signs That Your Blog Needs Better Social Media Management

Idaconcpts

Inspirational quotes, memes and links – someone told them that these get the most likes so this is all they share everyday. When you’ve identified a few related (or competing) blogs that share great content, add them to Feedly so you can see when they publish new posts. There is no one way to do social media right, but there are a million ways to get it wrong. Boring! Good luck!

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

By Joe Lazauskas This week, the media world has been abuzz about Facebook’s early Christmas gift to publishers: Articles are being given a higher priority in its news feed algorithm, and publishers are seeing a serious increase in traffic. This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Read all about how these will affect your page in these must-reads.

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Five for Friday

Jeff Esposito

Pentagon Will Track Social Media Movements, Memes – earlier this week a lot of folks were creeped out that the government was tracking things on social media along with memes. If you look at the uprisings in the Middle East and how social media played a big part, it would be stupid of any government not to look at what the social generation is publishing free for anyone to see.

You Must Read This!

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It turns out that we are a nation no longer interested in depth and discourse around the topics of the day, but would much prefer to share a meme that involves an obscure character from the cult classic film, The Princess Bride on Facebook than we are in sharing an article about the advancements in micro 3D printing that could lead to many massive implications in terms of both how we manufacture products and how we can improve healthcare. Is it any surprise that flashy headlines and fake celebrity death memes on Twitter get so much attention? online publisher. publishing.

Facebook Audience Optimization: Better Engagement and Insights for Pages

Jon Loomer

When creating your post in the publisher, click the crosshairs icon to use this feature. 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. Provide better metrics to understand which groups of people engage and in what ways. Audience Restrictions. Audience Insights. Technology.

Content Curation Strategies for Social Media Managers

Spin Sucks

You also have to decide on the content curation mix and type of posts you’d like to publish on your social accounts. Other tools such as Newsle help you find content published by influencers in your niche. 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.

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

Pamorama

Then in a December, 2013 blog post , the company said it would begin to place more articles from publishers in the news feed and that it would favor “high quality articles” over “the latest meme” According to a Social@Ogilvy report that analyzed over 100 brand pages, Facebook organic reach was around 6% in February, 2014 — a decline of 49% from October.

Why Facebook Should Stop Judging Content Quality

Convince & Convert

TechCrunch put an article out on August 23, 2013 reporting that Facebook will soon begin to punish “LOLCats-style memes” in the Facebook newsfeed. Facebook believes memes are low quality, but did not explain why, and I completely disagree. Even though you interact with these memes, we’ll help you be more sophisticated by not showing them to you.” What do you think?

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

Buffer Social

And the memes started flowing. In 2014, researchers from Penn State and UC Irvine published a study on how users react to major changes on social networking sites. Instagram 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. And how do users react? Let’s find out.

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! And it would force brands to invest in real conversations instead of simply publishing. The angst was inspired by this BuzzFeed post reporting the change.

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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. For writers and artists is it better to have an individual account or let the publisher/gallery/sales site handle it?

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Exclusive Interview with Adnan Ebrahim: Founder of “Top Gear for the Facebook Generation”, Car Throttle

Viper Chill

Car Memes, which he also owns, has 1.4 In the process, we acquired a (then small) page called Car memes from a Bristol University student Gabor, who is now our Head of Marketing. In 2013, memes worked. You could post a meme on Car memes and easily see a thousand likes in a few minutes. Then Facebook decided to penalise pages with memes. million. 50 million!

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4 Internet Marketing Trends That Every Marketer Should Know

Kikolani

The report says that internet publishers lost 21,8 bln dol. On the other hand those banners may be the only source of money for some publishers. The brands and publishers are wasting millions of dollars in ads that consumers don’t recall seeing and don’t remember. Banners were a huge step forward in the history of Internet Marketing. There are three reasons.

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

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Before you criticize me in the comments, I know this is not really a meme , but it is what everyone is calling it these days. * A GIF is very similar, but the picture is animated in a short, repetitive action.

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Social Media Time Management: The Best-Kept Secrets Revealed for Curating, Creating and Promoting Hot Content

Katie Lance

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 us, we   have consistently created blog posts and published at least one per week since our site launched in 2013. The most precious resource is time! Twitter.

The 10 Commandments of Customer Engagement

Spin Sucks

Writing good content and publishing it on your blog is a good thing. While some like to read text, far more will react positively to some type of visual—a photograph, an image, a meme, a video. By Andy Preisler. Customer engagement. It means lots of things to lots of people. Is it all content? Is it all social media? Is it all offline conversations? Thou Shalt Tell Stories. Inspire.

The Significance of a Social Media Revolt: How Binders Full of Women Exploded

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Moreover this is an educated audience, with 81% of Facebook users having completed at least an associate’s degree, according to a study published in Mashable by Onlinemba.com. And the Internet went crazy with Binders Full of Women memes, with BindersFullofWomen.com and a Tumblr account with the same name displaying hundreds of images poking fun at Romney and his new catch phrase.

The 7-Step, Data-Driven Way to Get More Traffic

Convince & Convert

Publish Better Content Than Anyone  in Your Niche. When we did the Better Blogger Survey earlier this year, I learned a ton about our readers that helped us prioritize blog posts, which in turn helped us plan content better than ever, save a ton of time while doing it, and generally help us reach our publishing goals. It’s really OK to publish slowly at first. Enjoy!

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Are Podcasts Worth More Than An MBA?

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There's this meme-like image that resurfaces every now and again online that features a quote from me. dropped out. I was publishing music magazines, and had to make the tough choice of dropping out and moving forward as an entrepreneur. publisher. publishing. How you learn may not be as important as where you learn. The truth is, that I don't think it came from my mind (I may have stolen it), but I truly can't remember where I first heard it. never graduated university. started it. I did about a year. Candidly, I was never very good at school. Still, I love to read.

Einstein Bagels and their Facebook Campaign | Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

Obviously, no one expects the bagel recipe to be posted online in an interview, but allowing fans (even on a remote blog like this one) to fully celebrate the marketing success along with the corp will add to the echoes/ripples and possibly even create a meme. And then I paid attention because, as a communication professional, I watch pretty closely on how companies handle crisis. Anything.

Control. That Old Thing

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About a week after everyone got their hands on the seminal new media book, The Cluetrain Manifesto by Rick Levine , Christopher Locke , Doc Searls and David Weinberger in 1999 (yes, that's almost twelve years ago), a new meme starting bursting out of the Intertubes and into the boardrooms of companies (small, medium and large) across the globe. Brands simply could not scream louder than their consumers because the Internet and it's ability to instantly publish to the world equalized this volume. publishing. Can brands be in control of their message? It is to me. in public.

10 Unexpected Places to Find Business Blogging Inspiration

Writtent Blog

Before business blogging existed, personal bloggers spent years publishing unique content to the web. Integrating memes, trending television shows and films, or even celebrities into your content gives you an almost unfair advantage. I’ll clue you into a little secret. There’s no famous blogger out there who hasn’t struggled to find inspiration at one point or another. Take a Walk.

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Proofread Or Pay The Consequences

Small Business Mavericks

Who wants to have their advertising turn into a meme that makes fun of the mistakes in language? Business writing is important, so important that it’s worth the time to make sure that permanent copy is proofread before publishing. This can’t happen with something that has been printed on paper, so if your writing is being published on paper, proofread carefully! Have you seen the term, “Grammar Nazi”? It’s generally used in a slightly derogatory way when one of the people who care about language point out flawed application of its use.

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What you haven’t heard about Rebecca Black and “Friday&#

Social Media Citizens

Before I talk about why the video became such a popular meme, the Ark Music Factory business plan and the knowing winks the editors inserted into the video, I’ll recap the history of the video. Intentionally or not, this song and video follow a known formula for creating a successful meme – something memorable because it is both familiar and alien at the same time. They can either pay 2 to 4 thousand dollars and retain rights to the video’s song, giving publishing rights to Ark; or they can pay nothing and give all rights to Ark. begin to talk about it.

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The $1,000 Facebook Guide: How I Advertise to People You Can’t…Yet

Viper Chill

Car Memes and Car Throttle both have more than one million likes and regularly push the same links. As an interesting side note, in the early days of Car Throttle they noticed a traffic spike whenever the owner of Car Meme’s linked to them. The guys at DoYouEven – who also own Gym Memes – do the same thing. And yes, I’m talking about US traffic as well.

105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

That’s why we recently launched a new feature for our content marketing editorial calendar tool that helps marketers plan any type of content they could possibly want to publish. That’s why I like to know how to repurpose any content we publish at CoSchedule to get the most out of the hard work that goes into the content creation process. Memes. Really! Here ya go.

45 Free or Super Cheap Tools for Creating Amazing Visual Content

Writtent Blog

In an era where over 1 billion consumers worldwide self-publish via social media, big data is among the trends that will shape the future of marketing. If your idea of the perfect visual content is turning your boss into a meme, this is your tool. Create your own images or memes with Anmish, a platform for cartooning, or animating photos into lighthearted visual content. Easel.ly

Can You Trust Anything Mashable Says

Convince & Convert

Strategically, this is a very interesting move by Mashable, as it  continues to position the site as a content repository  - not unlike Reddit – and one where companies can publish theoretically innovative presumably meme-filled content to the digerati who lap up everything Mashable as if contained the cure to cancer. Social Media Controversies Addressed, Fresh Each Week.