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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.

9 Social Media Marketing Twitter Chats You Shouldn’t Miss

Firebelly

Twitter chats can be a great way to solicit (and share) social media marketing advice. What: The web’s most forward thinking social media marketers come together to discuss different social media topics each week. When: Mondays at 9pm EST. Sample topic: Social Media Super Tools. What: Weekly chat about all things social media.

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. They add a few lines of HTML metadata to blog posts and other thought leadership content that enable brands to stand out from the pack in Twitter feeds that are full of text. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer. https://t.co/x8HoullQMT

How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media

Spin Sucks

Do you know how NOT to build a following on social media? Eleonora Israele looks at the five things you shouldn’t do on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more. The post How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Buy, Buy, Buy – this one is still the case for some although.

Social Media Stats [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet 2011 was a great year for social media where we saw true integration of “social” to our lives. To demonstrate the growth of social channels in the last one year, here is an interesting infographic designed by Internet marketing firm Dream Systems Media based on the data provided by AdAge. 55% of Twitter users access the platform via their mobile.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

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).

5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016

yMarketingMatters

With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. Consumers Are Social. Being on Social Media is a Must. Consumers Are Social.         Being on Social Media is a Must. Usage among those 65 and older has more than tripled since 2010 when 11% used social media.

How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter

Spin Sucks

Hashtags are an integral part of the marketing strategy for the majority of successful social media marketers. If you are yet to explore this avenue, Jack Danielson shares four proven ways to find trending topics on Twitter that people in your niche are actually discussing about. The post How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter appeared first on Spin Sucks.

How Social Media Affects Search

Spin Sucks

For those of you who don’t know Andy, he is the co-founder and strategic director at Orbit Media, a web design and development firm in Chicago. It is billed as how social media affects search , but after I watched a draft of it, I think it’s that and more, particularly for PR professionals. How Social Media Affects Search. By Gini Dietrich. CT, 10 a.m.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.

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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?

Social Media Updates: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter. Be Ready!

yMarketingMatters

Just in case you missed it…Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter recently announced important new updates  that are taking effect right now. . Twitter Update: Twitter Rolls Out New Profile Redesign. Over the next few weeks, when you log into your Twitter account and see your profile page has been replaced with the new page design, you will know you have been upgraded! 

10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

Does social media drive ROI? The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media. Social Media ROI: 10 Examples. Channel used: Twitter. Channel used: Twitter. Steaz.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? The popular social media platforms support this fact with a range of functions. Twitter  lets brands  geo-target  organic tweets to specific countries through an application created in collaboration with  Sprout Social. Facebook.

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Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More

Pamorama

Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities? The world of social media is ever-changing. The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Twitter. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer. Social Media

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33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. But spending on digital marketing programs is projected to rise three times as fast, and over the next five years, the share of budget dollars dedicated to social media marketing will more than double. Social media benefits are unclear. MediaPost ). 9 B2B Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts.

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Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Pamorama

Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.

[Comic] Social Media Security Fail

SocMed Sean

You’re asking for social media fun and frivolity with your Facebook or Twitter account. Facebook Featured Humor Mobile People Social Media Twitter best practices facebook security social media social networking tech tipsEver had this happen to you? The first thought is “oh no…my Facebook account has been hacked!”

How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

yMarketingMatters

With social media marketing, you can  undeniably  grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Social Media Referral Traffic and Visitor Increase to your Website. 5. Social media measurement comes in different levels.

15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is essential in determining your success or failure. New features are constantly being added to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, all of which increase your daily responsibilities as a marketer. There are many books out there that purport to teach you everything you need to know about social media marketing. 15 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Books 1. 

Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Spin Sucks

That said, I do have a few ideas for New Year’s resolutions relating to social media. Some are specifically for marketers, some are for any of us who use social media. Think hard about what you’re trying to achieve, come up with a well considered social media strategy , and trace your social tactics to actual goals. By Eleanor Pierce. Woohoo! Never.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.

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36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below. Social media needs to be part of an integrated strategy. Social is for customer service.

How Social Media Marketers Use Social Media In Real Life

Ignite Social Media

At Ignite Social Media, everyone is an expert in social media marketing. We eat, breathe, and live social media. But what may surprise you is how the various individuals at Ignite utilize social media in their everyday lives. We can see that I prefer social channels for entertainment and connection purposes. First stop, me.

The Dark Side of Social Media

Spin Sucks

love social media. Sure, we kind of expect to hear about people being stalked because of social media. ” to your Foursquare check-ins that were published on Twitter. Again, something that doesn’t make you super excited to use social media. Social Media is Magic. Are You On Social Media All Day? Creeeeeeeepy.

Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Hashtags are increasingly important in social media marketing campaigns. They enable content marketers get in front of their target audience and identify social media conversations that are relevant to their business. They are a way to track topics on Twitter and other social media platforms. Twitter. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.

We’re Hiring A Social Media Coordinator

Firebelly

We are currently seeking seeking to fill a full-time entry level social media coordinator position within our company. Create monthly content calendars of status updates and images for clients’ social media channels. Publish content to our clients’ social media channels. Manage interactions on our clients’ social media channels.

Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

As introduced to us by Business Insider , Buddy Media’s Social Enterprise Software is a suite of products is “designed to help brands build and maintain relationships with consumers to accelerate their business.” Start sharing content and use social media as another channel to amplify it. ” Why do brands need help with this?

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. That post proved to be so popular that I wanted to update it, including images that are still relevant and adding newer visualizations that illustrate more recent knowledge and insights into the social Web. The History of Social Networking. How Women Use Social Media.

4 Free Social Media Spring Cleaning Tools

Firebelly

Spring has sprung and it’s time to clean up your social media channels! For Twitter: Hootsuite’s Grade Your Social. Authenticate with your Twitter account and Hootsuite’s Grade Your Social will give you a grade from A to F based on reach, engagement and profile scores. Get your Twitter audit here. Get your blog audit here.

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Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

SocMed Sean

As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals. Do you work in social media? Do you experience social media overload?

What Social Media Means For Your Business in 2014/2015

yMarketingMatters

SOCIAL MEDIA is no longer a novelty , but a strong marketing tool for small and medium business owners. Businesses have definitely realized and experienced the power and importance of social media. Did you know that  social networking is now the top Internet activity  and people spend more time here daily than any other major Internet activity, including email?

Timing Your Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Social media marketers always wonder when the best time is to post on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and the myriad of other social platforms for optimum customer engagement. Is midday better because users look at their Twitter stream while they’re eating lunch? It offers valuable insights for marketers who are trying to fine-tune their social outreach efforts.

Social Media is Going Corporate [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

The following infographic was compiled by MBAPrograms.com and it showcases some recent and interesting findings on how corporations are tackling social media. Below are some of the more interesting highlights from the infographic: 94% of corporates use social media in some capacity. Favorite social sites are Facebook (92%), Twitter (82%), LinkedIn (73%) and blogs (61%).

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Pamorama

Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan. 12 Steps to Social Media Marketing Success Research and know your audience.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Pamorama

Looking for the best social media marketing blogs? Social media is now mandatory for businesses. I’m always trying to keep pace with the evolving social media marketing landscape, and reading many of the fantastic blogs out there helps me stay on top of best practices. You’ve come to the right place! Here are some that [.].

The ROI of Social Media [#SMMW16 Takeaways]

Katie Lance

I just returned from Social Media Marketing World in San Diego and had the most amazing time! While I have SO many takeaways from the event (let’s just say my mind was blown with all of the great information and superb speakers) in today’s post I want to just touch on one of them – the ROI of social media. How do you put this list on a spreadsheet?

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Social Media Customer Service: Brands Respond More On Twitter

The Realtime Report

A new report by social customer service software provider Conversocial looks at how social channels are being used to connect with customers, and particularly the rapid growth of customer service on social media. According to the study, ”Consumer demand for social relationships with brands has skyrocketed in 2012.”

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Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision. There have been quite a few situations where folks on Twitter have reported news before the local or national news outlets.

Top Social Media Case Studies of 2012

The Realtime Report

What were the most popular social media case studies in 2012? User backlash was aimed at both Toyota and Twitter, which had verified multiple accounts used in the campaign (via LocalResponse technology). Both Both Toyota and Twitter learned an important lesson about social media campaigns that involve automated messaging, and LocalResponse no longer runs this type of campaign.

Social Media Tweetable Facts

PWB Marketing Blog

Social media statistics these days are all about big data, how companies are collecting (and using) the data, where this data comes from and how social media sites are used.  Do you know the recent B2B social media facts from fiction? Social Media Facts: [FACT] Each day, Facebook devours 500x more data than the New York Stock Exchange.

How Social Media Generates Sales You Can’t Track To Social Media

Firebelly

But not even Starbucks, with all its social media savvy and corporate-sized budgets for sophisticated tools can track that sale to Twitter. Until people are uploading their brains to the internet, social media will never get credit for those sales. Social Media Social Media Management Social Media Marketing

Social Media Crisis Management -Infographic

Janet Fouts

At a very minimum set up Google alerts, but we recommend setting up additional social listening tools as well to be sure to get timely reporting. If you need some free or low-cost listening tools here’s a list of social media listening tools to get you started. Trying to smother a social media crisis is like gas on a fire. Monitor first, last and always.

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