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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. “Meme Jacking” Lacks Strategy. Another image by Meme. But is meme-jacking a good strategy? Strateg

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Watching the Content Marketing Trend Fade to Black

Geoff Livingston

Content isn’t going anywhere, but the content marketing trend may be disappearing much quicker than we think. This trend movement more to do with marketers failing to deliver results with general content than the role branded content has on the Internet. The B2B marketing crowd is moving beyond the content marketing trend and adapting account based marketing.

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. First, read the post and all the great things several nonprofiteers are going to be working on in 2012. And we all know that associations also are doing great things to make the world better. Great inspiration here – large and small count!! For others.

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4 Internet Marketing Trends That Every Marketer Should Know


Try non-traditional, creative types of content: Infographics – easy to scan and get the most interesting pieces; Memes – short and funny with a lot of viral potential; Videos – good engaging and relation-building tool; Quizzes – great at lead generation and driving traffic from social media to website and the other way. Banners were a huge step forward in the history of Internet Marketing.

A Fascinating New Trend

Twist Image

My added interest in this trend is the request to share, comment and spread them. 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. internet meme. trend. "If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else." Probably not. viral.

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.

Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Search Trends

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Search Trends by Adam Sherk on October 1, 2009 This week Google started embedding a Hot Trends graph at the bottom of search results pages for queries that fall within their top 100 fastest-rising search terms, as seen in this example screenshot: While checking out search trends is interesting for users, it can also be valuable to publishers. So how do you monitor these trends? Does this work? Sometimes. Very helpful as I only used a couple of these previously.

Seven Minutes To Viral Video Success

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Who would know better how to make an online video go viral than the person who is being paid to watch for trends on YouTube ? He is YouTube's trends manager and he sees what goes up (and what never makes it.or Are there trends that you can see when something does go viral? memes. kevinallocca memes onlinevideo tedtalk viralmarketing viralvideo youtubestays down).

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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. . By Eleanor Pierce. His name tag identified him as Alex. But Alex was the star.

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Twitter’s New Tailored Trends Simplified

Shift Digital

Trends are Twitter’s way of helping you discover popular and emerging topics people are talking about within Twitter. How often do you check out the tailored trends in Twitter? I bet the answer is not very often. For example, the tailored trends in my Twitter account at this very moment include #TellTheTruthTuesday (sounds x-rated to me), #SignsTheRelationshipisReal and #GirlsLoveItWhen.  I often wonder how these all start but then I remember Justin Bieber is the most popular thing on Twitter. How will Twitter’s new Tailored Trends affect you?

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2015 Social Media Predictions

Spin Sucks

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 ?

4 Social Media Tactics That Are Going Away Like the Landline

Convince & Convert

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. The key to sustaining long-term success on social media is in our ability to adapt to the latest trends and ensure that we’re aware of the tides as they change. Do you remember when everyone had a landline? I do. It wasn’t that long ago. Themselves.

The Four Skills Digital Marketers Need Today

Spin Sucks

Related Stories Join Jim Mitchem for a Special Author Q&A Today Marketing Videos Don’t Have to Cost a Fortune Memes: Tips to Help Them Go Viral. Social Media Trends analytics skills hottest skills of 2014 HubSpot mobiel skills salesforce SEO skills social media skillsAre you keeping up? It’s about more than just understanding keywords and getting them on your site.

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Speakin' Like Them

Social Media Marketing

The first one that struck me was this Promoted Tweet I saw when I clicked on the trending topic "International Talk Like a Pirate Day": The link takes you to a little YouTube video from Arby's: Okay, so it was perhaps a clumsy play on words - but it was cute and in the tongue-in-cheek style of humor that struck so many of our collective coworkers and online friends today. Here be t' link.

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.

Dominant Trends That Control the Tumblr User Base

Read more » For every social network, there are memes with which it is associated. And due to Tumblr’s reblogging feature – an element that allows users to click a button and re-circulate popular material – much of the content presented on Tumblr is a series of diluted ideas and concepts drawn from a relatively limited bank of trends. And now there’s Tumblr.

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Social Media Marketing

On any given day, if you take a look at the trending topics on Twitter , ( a good service for tracking that is ) you'll be treated with a barrage of those mini tic tac toe symbols, resulting in words, phrases and acronyms that ostensibly stand for something. Tags: meme fun Twitter If you're even remotely familiar with Twitter, you know what a hashtag is.

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. The first is what’s contained to the visual: an inspirational message, metric or compelling trend. The ability to easily tweak content for appropriate platforms.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. Don’t be so quick to jump onto trends and memes — they usually *aren’t* the right way to engage your community. If you would roll your eyes at your meme tweet if it came from another org, don’t post it. Pitman.

The problem with Facebook


Now the incentives are misaligned: - individuals want to see great content, but they are now seeing more paid content and organically shared content which appeals to the lowest common denominator (babies, weddings, and banal memes). WATCH THIS VIDEO. Now, I don’t think making money is a bad thing, in fact I hope to make some myself. Little Privacy, Please!

Facebook Audience Optimization: Better Engagement and Insights for Pages

Jon Loomer

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. However, the main point here is to tag related trending topics. Facebook has launched Audience Optimization to benefit brands in two primary ways: Help reach the people most likely to engage with content; and.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media


This tool won the “trend setter” products award and many others. 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. The “art” of content curation, as I like to call it, is a lot more challenging than it may seem. If you’re a marketer, you would already know this fact.

6 Chrome Extensions That Are Perfect for Content Marketers


You can also stay up to date on all the latest trends within your industry as Pocket suggests content through the Recommended tab on its website. The tool also lets you create and add memes, tag influencers and even has a Coach that teaches you how to make good posts. Content marketers usually have a lot on their hands. They make life as a content marketer, easier and less stressful.

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits


Share fresh, trending content consistently. You could use visuals in a number of formats such as images, charts, infographics, memes and videos, to name a few. Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms. With hundreds of thousands of tweets being shared every day, maintaining visibility and driving engagement become key challenges for most Twitter marketers.

4 Social Media Trends for Business in 2010


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 4 Social Media Trends for Business in 2010 by Pam Dyer on January 22, 2010 Share StumbleUpon, Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook, Digg, Xing… The list keeps growing as social media becomes intertwined in the daily lives of brands and consumers. While it’s easy to get caught up in the specific new technologies that are constantly emerging, companies should focus on business trends and themes in 2010. link] andreas04: close to attraction [.] 4 Social Media Trends for Business in 2010 ( [.]

The Best Research Tools for Finding Kick-Ass Content


From infographics to Slideshares, articles to memes; marketers and bloggers can never have too much help coming up with ideas for compelling, relevant content. However, ideas can be elusive and trending subject matter can be hard to nail down. For example, I entered the word “music,” and received trending questions like: What music makes you smarter?

Georgetown Lecture: Social Gets Bigger and Blander

Geoff Livingston

have become a redundant meme over the past five years. The trend holds true for media as well. Mobile Social Media adoption augmented reality cmo study commenting facial recognition google input liking mobile pictures professional project glass sharing technology text trendsusually write out my thoughts before speaking. Here’s what I’ll be talking about today.

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 .

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

Adam Sherk

And the number of organizations that stated they would focus less on SEO increased from 4% to 6%: While these are small changes I find the trend discouraging. 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. Does Social Media Increase a Journalist’s Value?

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

They are current and trending while happening, but rarely make it into a second or third week. Understanding Memes #PoopTweet and random stuff. Random Joke Memes. Hashtags as a popularity contest (trending, crowdsourced). Any sports Grand Final, or viral meme may trend at any time. Notice the bubble on its own, top left corner? Not community driven content.

7 Emerging Content Marketing Specialties

Writtent Blog

We’re increasingly hungry for visual content, and the wisest brands are producing a lot more videos, memes, images and Slideshows in response. Build your company around multi-talented content creators, keep a close eye on trends, and you’ll have nothing to fear from the future of marketing. Content Marketing Marketing Trends Online Marketing There’s just no question that the internet has drastically changed the face of marketing. A few decades ago, job postings at an ad agency looked drastically different than they do at organizations today. Chief Content Officer.

How to Power Customer Experiences With Content

Convince & Convert

Social listening and reporting can identify key topics, trends, frequently asked questions, and more by channel to inspire creative customer-centric programs that deliver a remarkable customer experience. Visuals such as images, videos, GIFs, memes, infographics, Slideshare presentations, and more need to be created with the story and overall customer experience in mind. The problem?

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The 10 Commandments of Customer Engagement

Spin Sucks

While some like to read text, far more will react positively to some type of visual—a photograph, an image, a meme, a video. Related Stories Benchmarks of Successful PR Professionals Eight PR Trends for 2016 Top Three Spin Sucks PR Blog Posts of 2015. By Andy Preisler. Customer engagement. It means lots of things to lots of people. Is it all content? Is it all social media? Inspire.

Blogging's Definitely Not Dead. The Conversations Surrounding it Seem to Be.

Stay N' Alive

This is called a "Meme". Notice there are only Twitter handles in this Meme. We see trends such as today's realization that Twitter and Facebook have removed the visible RSS Feed links from their sites and in some cases completely. The "Meme" has moved towards Social Networks, and perhaps that's a good thing. Maybe today is just an off day but I'm seeing a trend here.

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10 Unexpected Places to Find Business Blogging Inspiration

Writtent Blog

Integrating memes, trending television shows and films, or even celebrities into your content gives you an almost unfair advantage. Google Trends. He cautions against using any negative trends that could reflect poorly on your brand. Twitter’s Trending Topics. I’ll clue you into a little secret. Refer to Personal Bloggers. Draw from Popular Media. Take a Walk.

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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. Looking to see the latest trending article on a certain topic in the last 24 hours or week or month? Time is everything and time is our most precious resource.

Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)


We have an enterprising member who started the OT Memes Facebook page , which is hilarious. We partnered with him to develop some memes for OT Month , which is in April. Whoo hoo! —————— Stephanie Yamkovenko, AOTA First up – let’s all welcome Stephanie Yamkovenko, web editor at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).  .

How to Use Reddit to Boost Your Marketing through the Roof

Webbiquity SMM

In fact, just reading without contributing (or “lurking”, as it is known) can give marketers a great insight into emerging trends and how content performs online. Reddit is the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet”, and based on the amount of viral content and internet memes which have originated or been popularized on the site, this motto is well-earned. Honest Marketing.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools


It detects growing trends in real time, identifies breaking news, and monitors specific keywords. The goal behind this project is to develop algorithms to find trends about what is making people happy in real time by using Twitter data. It provides awesome stats about your trends for tweeting and following. How is your brand perceived? Wide reach. Direct feedback. Share URLs?

Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

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.

Don’t Expect Campaigns to Disappear Anytime Soon

Geoff Livingston

Sometimes I wonder about supposed technology trends that are discussed. One of the latest trends I am hearing about is the death of the marketing campaign. In the mid 2000s, this meme emerged for the first time. This time, contextual media and broken funnels drive the meme. Marketing technologists and analysts say that new tools will put an end to the dreaded campaign.

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Is Wi-Fi Making You Anti-Social?

Convince & Convert

Not only did the technology allow for the circumvention of traditional mass media, but use of social media in the Middle East and Africa also allowed for the proliferation of the freedom meme , the idea that the age of Arab autocracy is over and that the Middle East demands democracy. Social Media Research Alohanet David Murton Guest Posts social media and society social media research social media trends wi-fi wireless internetGuest post by David Murton, a professional writer specializing in the fields of social media and marketing. Interesting idea. History of Interconnectivity.