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Memes: Tips to Help Them Go Viral

Spin Sucks

By Elizabeth Victor You may have noticed that your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media feeds have been dominated by images for the past year and a half. Many of them are memes—images or short videos combined with text that often depict a popular celebrity, figure, or phrase. Memes may seem like frivolous Internet fun, but they can be powerful viral marketing tools.

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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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2015 Social Media Predictions

Spin Sucks

Social Media Predictions. And since we’re already spending so much time looking forward this month as we dug into the nitty gritty of planning, I thought, why not also take some time to make some social media predictions? I can’t let this crystal ball (sure, I have one!) go to waste. might as well get those social media predictions done. By Eleanor Pierce.

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 LinkedIn Meme that Went Viral

Koka Sexton

Most people understand that LinkedIn is no longer just an online resume but a robust social network where professionals are able to connect, share and gather insights from others in their industry. One of the recent enhancements to LinkedIn is the ability to share rich-media into the activity stream like pictures. have a couple different shares of this meme posted on my profile.

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5 Safe Social Media Tasks for Business Leaders


BRANDFog survey found that 82 percent of consumers trust a company more if its leadership engages on social media and 77 percent said leadership’s social media presence makes them more likely to buy. It’s clear that consumers want leaders to be online – but what about the inherent “fishbowl” risks of social media? There are ways that leaders can tap into resources like social media, however, and still come off as professional and in control. What ways do you boost your leadership clout through social media?

Meme time! How are you going to change the world in 2012?


I don’t know if Craig Newmark intended this post to be a meme, but what the hey, I’m taking that ball and running with it. For obvious social good reasons, but also to advance our specific professions and industries, and to advance the nonprofit industry as well. som social media peeps. Great inspiration here – large and small count!! For others.

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35 Great Social Media Infographics


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 35 Great Social Media Infographics by Pam Dyer on March 3, 2010 Share Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. The Social Engagement Spectrum 2. The Social Media Effect 4. Social Marketing Compass 5. Anyone?

Orchestrating Viral Social Media? Claiming #AlexFromTarget

Spin Sucks

If you’re friends with any teenaged girls on social media, you may have heard about #AlexFromTarget. And, as #AlexFromTarget picked up steam, it turned into a full-on meme with plenty of funny variations and jokes. Claiming Credit for Viral Social Media? Did Breakr pile on when they saw an interesting viral social media trend gaining traction?

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7 Warning Signs That Your Blog Needs Better Social Media Management


There is no one way to do social media right, but there are a million ways to get it wrong. If you’re guilty of any of the offences below, it’s time to step up your social media game and start getting the results your blog deserves. 1. No one is interacting with you on social media. Your social media feeds are deserted. Boring! Conclusion.

4 Social Media Management Strategies for Mobile Consumers

agora pulse

How many social media management strategies REALLY incorporate mobile users? Marketing Land reported that nearly 80 percent of social media time is now spent on mobile devices. Therefore, when they check their social media accounts, it includes short time intervals. If not, your business will get lost among all the other social noise. Image Credit.

How to Prioritize Your Social Media To-Do List

Simply Measured

I’m often asked: With so much to do and so little time to do it all in, how do you prioritize your social media tasks? While researching the best cat GIF’s and 90s memes can be fun, there is real work to be done and it can get very overwhelming on a medium that never stops. To fit this model, a social strategy must be in place. General social listening.

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The Six Most Irrational Social Media Concerns of Brands

Webbiquity SMM

Note: the following is an excerpt from the book The Social Employee by Cheryl and Mark Burgess. The first step toward transitioning to a culture full of empowered social employees is to address some of the most common concerns brands face when considering going social. If brands have anything to fear, it’s not social media, but losing touch with customers.

Drastically Improve your Social Media Success

Peg Fitzpatrick

Can you drastically improve your social media success with one tip? Social media success isn’t gained by posting the most memes or SnapChat stories. Users should be self-aware that positive self-presentation is an important motivation in using social media, so it is to be expected that many users would only post positive things about themselves.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media


Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media. This content curation tool will help you find, customize, and publish content on the web or social media in a zap. Cool Social Tools ImplementationCheck ‘em out! The

How to Know If Your Brand Should Hop on a New Social Media Trend

Ignite Social Media

Trends can be found everywhere but social media is the best place to find the freshest and most relevant trends today. The client is emailing you, asking if their brand should jump on the new social media trend that everyone seems to be talking about. Sometimes a social media trend seems like a perfect fit for a brand, such as Subway and #NationalSandwichDay.

4 Social Media Tactics That Are Going Away Like the Landline

Convince & Convert

also remember when Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook were the only social media platforms that marketers really needed to pay attention to. Today, In this blog post, I’m going to share with you four social media tactics that are going away like the landline. 1. Web2.0 is about social media, and guess what people like to be social about? Themselves.

How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

Katie Lance

Have you ever said this to yourself, “I’ll just check Facebook really quick…” only to realize that you’ve wasted a half-hour watching Jimmy Fallon videos and reading silly memes? raising my hand!) I know a lot of us like social media – in fact we more than like it, according to statistics, we are more active than ever before on social media.

Sh*t Social Media People Say


The sh*t people say meme won’t die. 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. And that’s okay.

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Content Curation Strategies for Social Media Managers

Spin Sucks

From a business point-of-view, social media is the marketer’s messiah. And while social media can be extremely rewarding for a business, it can also be a tad bit frustrating. With everything in the social world moving so quickly, it’s not always easy to be effective, especially if you don’t have a sound content curation and sharing strategy.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases.

Quiz: Social Media and Voice

Laurel Papworth

Social Media & Voice: In the Attention Economy, if your content is boring (or at least not educational in some way) your engagement is going to suck. And if engagement sucks, social media pays it no never mind. Naughty – cheeky funny, viral, memes. Online Communities social media funny videos voice Competitions etc. Any others?

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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.

5 Ways Social Media is Used to Mislead or Misinform

Waxing UnLyrical

I have a confession to make: I’m not 100% in love with social media. Don’t get me wrong, social media. Using social media to lie is unfortunately easy. The Fake Facebook Meme. I see this one all the time. And that activity matters for a clear and obvious reason: It can affect media and create news. Quit using social media?

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When Social Media Turns Into A Nightmare


Social media is changing the way we do business. Social media has made it easier for businesses to expand their market—reaching otherwise unreachable areas—without massive marketing costs. These scenarios are major reasons why more businesses choose to partner with a social media management agency. Why do your business social media accounts matter?

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33 Ways Your Social Media Plan Will Make You More Successful

Convince & Convert

You already know a social media plan can really help you share your content and connect with your audience. In fact, a solid social media plan helps us at CoSchedule get 31.5 times So how can you actually build a social media plan that works for you? And we’re giving it to you for free right now: Get your free social media plan template now!

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

Katie Lance

So, how can we be most effective with our time when it comes to social media, stay up to date with the latest and greatest, build engagement with our customers and clients, generate new leads – AND do everything else we need to do in our day-to-day job? How can you be effective in social media and not have it be a complete time suck? Systems are key. Twitter.

Newsjacking: The Good, the Bad, and the Superbowl

Spin Sucks

What could the deaths of innocent people or the downing of an aircraft REALLY teach you about PR/marketing/social media? Oh, the memes. Related Stories Influencer Relations: Tips to Extend Your Current Campaigns Use Media Relations to Get on the First Page of Google Eight PR Sins Every PR Pro Should Avoid. By Lindsay Bell I hate newsjacking. Like, viscerally hate it.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In an election this close, at this late a stage, where women represent the majority of the undecided, the significance of this spasm on social media is hard to overestimate. We saw a preview of the Binders backlash on social media earlier this month in the vice presidential debate. Featured Social MediaThis is a guest post by Ralph Fascitelli. points.

Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

Social media is expected to play a huge role in this year’s tournament, and we’ve compiled some of the most popular and creative marketing campaigns centered around the event: Hyundai’s dedicated Tumblr site will release 120 pieces of football related artwork including GIFs, quotes, illustrations and short films throughout the 2014 World Cup.

9 Unique Ways to Explain Social Media Marketing to Pretty Much Anyone (Even Your Boss)

Buffer Social

Quick quiz for social media marketers : Raise your hand if you’ve ever been asked, “So, you get paid to go on Facebook?”. People get social media. But it seems many are still bewildered by social media marketing. Plus most people use social media for fun, so social media’s place in business can seem suspicious. Be patient.

Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)


report to the communications director. 2) Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage? AOTA participates in a variety of social sites: Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , Instagram , LinkedIn, and Youtube. lead a social media team and between the four of us we split moderating duties.

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7 Best Social Media Practices To Boost Your Conversions

The Social Media Hat

Social Media 7 Best Social Media Practices To Boost Your Conversions. Few businesses create social media accounts just for fun. They post on social media in the hopes of converting their fans and followers into customers. Does social media increase sales? Take the time to flesh out your social media profiles.

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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Social Media and Electronic Discovery: A New Nightmare


I’m not very tech savvy so I go to the Computer Security Institute (CSI) when I have technology-based risk management questions. A CSI webinar, Social Media & New Communications Risks in the Enterprise: Mitigating Data Loss Dangers , identified electronic discovery (e-discovery) as another social media risk to be considered. Unique Nature of Social Media.

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


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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Enough with the social media donuts already


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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How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] | pamorama


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] by Pam Dyer on July 12, 2010 Share Social media sites are having a powerful effect on our lives. Women are online and interacting on social sites just as much — if not, more — than their male counterparts. Corey J. Don’t you agree?

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools by Pam Dyer on October 12, 2010 Share From fans to followers, brands are actively working to engage their current and future customers via social media — and online reputation management is quickly becoming a vital part of doing business.

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6 Ingredients to a Strong Visual Brand on Social Media

Rebekah Radice

Do you inspire and captivate your social media community? …if you want to stand out on social media , you must earn the attention of your audience. So how can you create a strong visual brand on social media ? Today I’m giving you 6 visual ingredients your social presence can’t live without. Gifs/Memes. Social Media

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