What Do Social Media Management Tools Really Need? 23 Experts Tell Us
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Social media management tools are constantly evolving in order to keep up with businesses’ and marketers’ needs. For this blog post, I’ve approached some of the top influencers and bloggers in the social media world and asked them two questions regarding social media management tools. For me, it’s definitely, evergreen social media updates.
Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management
JANUARY 6, 2015
Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), Appropriate, effective management is the key to ensuring you get the returns for your social media marketing investments. You’ll agree that proper management is in fact, the key to doing anything right. It gives you SEO tools for researching and managing a campaign.
7 Warning Signs That Your Blog Needs Better Social Media Management
APRIL 6, 2016
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. Oktopost has a ‘lead management’ feature which is perfect for this.
The 10 Golden Rules Successful Social Media Managers Live By
JUNE 9, 2016
I was a bit nervous before writing this post because there are so many possible golden rules for social media managers. From golden rules like setting proper social media goals to truly understanding consumer behavior and implementing that into your marketing strategy, this post could have taken on a variety of shapes and forms. Let’s go! 1. Communicate.
Interview with Social Media Manager: Hristina Hristova from Acronis
Social Media Citizens
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Hristina Hristova is currently working for Acronis as a global social media manager for consumer products. Hristina’s background is in social media and publishing – Hristina was a founding member of Groupon UK , and worked for the social buying giant as a social media strategist. Lastly, collaboration.
47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
JANUARY 19, 2016
Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).
Social Media Management Software Ranked and Rated
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 5, 2012
Today, Jeremiah Owyang and the team at Altimeter released a new report (to which I contributed) called “A Strategy for Managing Social Media Proliferation.” ” It looks at the issues faced by large corporations when social media accounts steadily expand like Simon Cowell’s ego, creating lack of coordination and increased risk for social media crisis.
Four Metrics for Measuring Social ROI
JANUARY 25, 2013
Social media is all about interactions. But is the quantity of data a strong enough KPI/metric to justify the time and resources companies dedicate to their social media efforts? This means that instead of evaluating their social media efforts by analyzing quantities (numbers of “likes”, “fans”, “followers”,”pinners” etc.), Brand Awareness.
4 Free Social Media Spring Cleaning Tools
MARCH 28, 2016
Spring has sprung and it’s time to clean up your social media channels! For Instagram: Union Metrics Instagram Account Checkup. The Union Metrics Instagram Account Checkup analyzes the last 30 days of activity on your account—including your posts and engagement from your fans—to give you key insights into how to improve. For Blogs: HubSpot’s Website Grader.
23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?
50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013
MAY 12, 2013
Use these platforms to manage, measure, and analyze your social media marketing initiatives. Over the last decade, social media monitoring has become a primary form of business intelligence, used to identify, predict, and respond to consumer behavior. Offers audits and reports plus daily social media alerts. Social Response ($) | Formerly Cotweet.
How to Get Hired as a Social Media Manager (and Then Rock the Job Once You Have It) [SSM03]
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
What does it take to get hired as a social media manager? Perhaps you’re looking for a job in social (or perhaps you’re hiring for one). There are a ton of different factors that could go into a successful stint on ever-changing social media. How to hire a social media manager (and vice versa, how to get hired!) (6:10).
Your Complete Social Media Checklist
AUGUST 1, 2016
Have you ever wished you had a social media checklist? The amount of work that goes into growing and managing a social media presence is immense, and it can be hard to make sure you’re staying on top of everything that needs to get done. Today I have Michael Patterson of Sprout Social sharing a guest article and social media checklist. Guides.
21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)
OCTOBER 8, 2013
The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business.
Making Sense of Social Media Analytics
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
At the beginning of October, I had the pleasure of finally going to (or at least *near*) Boston for the first time in my (long) life to present about social media analytics at NESAE’s Technology Conference. The good news is that this is partly because associations seem to have mostly moved beyond the “should we be doing social media?” photo credit ).
One Social Media Metric to Rule Them All
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Please excuse the nerdy headline—I’ve been on a real “Lord of the Rings” kick recently—but if I can borrow some of Mr. Tolkien’s flare for the dramatic, I will say that there really is one social media metric out there should be monitored more closely than the rest. Important Social Media Stats You Should Monitor. 1. One Social Media Metric to Rule Them All.
Social media metrics: why, what and how to measure according to Jim Sterne
Social Email Marketing
JUNE 26, 2011
In his book ‘Social Media Metrics’, Jim Sterne says: “The Internet has always been a social medium”. Social media management Social media metrics and measurement Social media ROI blogging bookmarking consumer-generated content customer satisfaction David Berkowitz Delicious Digg Facebook Flickr Forums and message boards Jim Sterne key performance indicator KPI LinkedIn lower costs Marketers Studio marketing mix media sharing micro-blogging Ning raise revenue roi sentiment social media marketing Social Media Metrics social networks StumbleUpon YouTube
A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits
AUGUST 24, 2015
Reposted from Sprout Social with permission. By Alicia Johnston. . GET THEIR COOL STRATEGIC GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS here. ———– Nonprofit organizations have become increasingly social over the past decade, whether they are cultivating a dedicated Facebook following or blazing a trail on new networks such as Snapchat. What to Share.
10 Social Media Challenges Your Business Must Overcome
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Once thought of as just a passing fad, social media has had a tremendous impact on business over the past decade. Social platforms like Twitter and Facebook have transformed the way that people communicate and, in the process, have changed the way that businesses interact with customers. In fact, social media’s influence runs deeper than customer engagement.
33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far
AUGUST 28, 2012
Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media?
The State of Social Media Marketing– Annual Survey Report
JANUARY 11, 2012
Tweet Recently, Awarness Inc released a report called The State of Social Media Marketing : Top Areas For Social Marketing Investment and Biggest Social Marketing Challenges in 2012. This report looks at key different areas of your social media strategy like monitoring, investments, human resource allocations and last but the most important one – the challenges.
4 Key Ways to Impress Clients with Your Social ROI
JULY 27, 2016
In this post, I’ll show you how you can prove your social ROI to your customers. To look at this more closely, I’ve asked the opinions of three agency experts who have plenty of hands-on experience in measuring social ROI and the challenges that it presents. Let’s hear from: Leandri Janse van Vuuren, Managi, Director of Social Media 101. Manage expectations.
21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without
JULY 13, 2016
Are you in charge of getting your company’s social media marketing up and running? Using social media to grow your business, generate leads and build a brand may seem like a huge task, and in some ways it is. But there are steps you can follow to improve your chances of success, which will help you take advantage of everything social media has to offer.
3 Steps for Making Your Social Media Strategy Agile
Ignite Social Media
OCTOBER 12, 2016
This is your social media strategy: This is what your social media strategy should be able to do: Yep, it needs to be adorable…wait, I mean, agile. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 7 years working in social media, it’s that there are things you can’t unsee plans are great, but social media is unpredictable – so be ready.
How to Create Your Social Media Strategy
DECEMBER 28, 2015
When it comes to building a solid social media strategy , there are many things to consider. Below are seven tips to equip you with the tools and information you need to take full advantage of all that social media has to offer. How to Create Your Social Media Strategy. 1. Objective: Increase Social Media Content Quality. Social Media
38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews
APRIL 9, 2012
Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools. Storefront Social. PingTags.
Faking it on Social Media: What are the Costs?
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Be wary professionals…fake social media accounts are increasing and if you’re not careful, they can diminish your credibility and destroy your social media high. Building Your Social Networks. Maybe it’s not that extreme, but it’s certainly tarnishing your brand and dwindling the platform that we are banking so much on (social media strategy and budget, anyone?).
How to Use Social Media
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
Social media is the shiny new tool. Social media for business and marketing in particular is now moving from why to how.but we mustn't let the how be the starting point.it The main question I help businesses with.is How to use social media and for me often the social media tools can be a distraction. Because social media management is often how to use a tool, rather than how the tool can help achieve the business strategy. . The best social media training? must remain why.for your business. The reason?
Association Social Media: NASTAD
AUGUST 14, 2014
——————— Please welcome Meico Whitlock, Senior Manager, Communications, at NASTAD , the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors. 1) First things first – in what department in your organization does your role sit? Prior to my coming on aboard, each program managed its own communications needs. Who do you report to?
The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention ( Peach ) or become part of our daily lives ( Snapchat ). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust! And here’s the even crazier part: The graphic (from Buddy Media) is four years old.
Social Media ROI’s Missing Ingredient
Convince & Convert
DECEMBER 10, 2014
Are you putting all of your emphasis in social media measurement on exactly the wrong thing? I did a webinar recently with my friends from Expion about cross channel social media analytics. One of the great points that Albert Chou from Expion brought up in the webinar is that we often have plenty of measures around social media outputs. spent. Jay Today.
Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media
MAY 1, 2012
Today’s post comes from Laura Clarke,a blogger and lover of all things social media. Laura currently works on behalf of Sentiment Metrics, a leading provider of social media management software. appreciate Laura sharing her thoughts/experiences with customer engagement via social media channels! How do you deal with negativity? Cheers!
6 Creative Social Media Tactics to Produce Better Content
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Marketers are under a lot of pressure to make sure their campaigns get noticed on social media. With so many businesses active across all social platforms, the content you’re publishing has to be more innovative, creative and engaging than ever. Here are six social media tactics you should adopt: 1. — Sprout Social (@SproutSocial) November 16, 2016.
How to Run Social Media Contests That Actually Increase Revenue
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Social media contests have been used by brands of all sizes to get more followers, increase engagement and generate buzz. With organic reach becoming increasingly difficult to earn, social media contests offer a great way to get more eyes on your social posts and boost engagement. Why Create Social Media Contests? Social Media Engagement.
Interview with Social Media Influencer: Tamara Littleton
Social Media Citizens
JUNE 9, 2011
Tamara Littleton is CEO of eModeration , a moderation and community management company which works directly with worldwide advertising agencies, third sector clients and media brands including MTV, ITV, 02, Nokia and ESPN as well as leading agencies like Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Euro RSCG, Wieden and Kennedy and Publicis. At least, not for the sake of using social media.
39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011
JANUARY 24, 2012
The notion of using social media for business has gone from cutting edge to commonplace in an amazingly short time. And for those laggard firms still resisting social media, recent changes by Google now make it all but imperative. Of course, there’s no single cookie-cutter approach to social media marketing that works for every enterprise. And again.
5 Free Social Media Marketing Tools – The Expert’s Choice
MARCH 22, 2016
Every savvy digital marketer knows that accessing free online productivity tools will streamline social media marketing strategies and increase efficiency. To help with simplifying productivity, we’ve compiled a list of five free social media marketing tools that we love. What’s more: Influencers play a pivotal role in optimizing content distribution across social media.
Don’t be a Pest with “This Social Media Stuff”
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
I spoke recently to a group of PR and marketing professionals about how to use social media in their work. One One woman told me that she was trying to get the CXO’s to use social media as part of their brand awareness. Any Marketer worth her salt knows that pretending to be the CEO and writing tweets–god forbid commenting as– the CEO is social media poison.
Association Social Media: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
——————— Please welcome Sybil Walker Barnes, CAE, Director of Social Engagement at the American Institute of Architects to the SocialFish stage! 1) First things first – in what department in your organization does your role sit? As Director of Social Engagement, my role is part of the Strategic Communications and Marketing team.
The One Mistake Every Marketer Makes with Social Media Every Day
Direct Marketing Observations
MARCH 18, 2015
Before I elaborate though, let me stress that I am qualified to post something so link-baitish as this. I’ve been knee deep in social for the better part of 8 years. So much so, that it seems that not a year goes by now where I either hear or read about how social media doesn’t work or is useless or is dying. Yes they are soft metrics, but they still do matter.