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Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management


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


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

Buffer Social

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

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.

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter @ mattgalloway Wow thanks, I really appreciate that. This is one component of Social CRM, which if you haven’t heard about, please read the report on the 18 use cases of Social CRM.

Social Media Management Software Ranked and Rated

Convince & Convert

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.

4 Free Social Media Spring Cleaning Tools


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.

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Four Metrics for Measuring Social ROI


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.

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23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

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?

How to Get Hired as a Social Media Manager (and Then Rock the Job Once You Have It) [SSM03]

Buffer Social

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).

50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 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.

Your Complete Social Media Checklist

Peg Fitzpatrick

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)

Webbiquity SMM

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


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

Visually SM

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

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


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.

3 Steps for Making Your Social Media Strategy Agile

Ignite Social Media

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.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

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?

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4 Key Ways to Impress Clients with Your Social ROI

agora pulse

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.

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21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without

Sprout Social

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.

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The State of Social Media Marketing– Annual Survey Report


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.

How to Create Your Social Media Strategy

Rebekah Radice

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

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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Faking it on Social Media: What are the Costs?

Spin Sucks

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?).

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Association Social Media: NASTAD


——————— 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?

How to Use Social Media

Engaging Brand

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 The main question I help businesses 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?

Social Media ROI’s Missing Ingredient

Convince & Convert

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.

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Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media

SocMed Sean

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!

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Tamara Littleton

Social Media Citizens

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

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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5 Free Social Media Marketing Tools – The Expert’s Choice

Talkwalker SM

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”

Janet Fouts

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.

How to Run Social Media Contests That Actually Increase Revenue

Sprout Social

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.

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Association Social Media: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)


——————— 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

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.

3 Things You Must Know Before Outsourcing Your Social Media Marketing

Absolute PA

Social media marketing: A confusing, mysterious, time-suck. When you find that special someone to manage your social media, don’t just rely on a hunch that they’re perfect for you – check them out online first. What shape are they really in, on social media? Don’t be wowed by vanity metrics and empty promises. Beware the vanity metric goal!

The Chicken and Egg Problem of Nonprofit Social Media Measurement


But one thing that occurs to me both as I read the book and as I compile the monthly social media reports is that being data-driven at an association/nonprofit is a lot harder than it is at a for-profit company. Not the case for social media. Where do you go to easily, quickly pull a report of key metrics across all those channels? Almost. At all. Great. PinReach.

13 Ingredients in the Perfect Social Media Contest

Convince & Convert

With the competition for attention within social media at an all-time high, the struggle to keep “fans” and “followers” engaged with your company’s social outposts is real, and ongoing. ” Excellent social media contests require substantial planning and nimble execution, and have many moving parts and potential points of failure.

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Instagram Business Pages are Here. So What?

agora pulse

While Instagram advertising is managed now via the Facebook advertising interface, there will be enhanced boosting options within the Instagram app now too. Like Facebook’s Insights, Instagram’s will feature metrics like top posts, reach, impressions, and engagement around posts, as well as more data on your followers like their gender, age, and location. Ease of Access. So What?