January, 2017

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Introducing an Awesome New Podcast About Workplace Culture

SocialFish

So perhaps I am biased, as the Culture Chat podcast is my podcast I have started producing over at WorkXO, but it really is awesome and I want to share it with you. Here’s a list of the episodes so far.  If you enjoy these, please share,   subscribe over on Podbean  or subscribe  in iTunes  by clicking that link or searching for The Culture Chat! Thank you! Culture Change and the New CEO.

How to Use a Bullet Journal for Business

Spin Sucks

There are lots of uses for a bullet journal in our personal lives, but what about for business? Gini Dietrich has some examples and shows you how to use it. The post How to Use a Bullet Journal for Business appeared first on Spin Sucks. entrepreneur Time Management national clean off your desk day pinterest spin sucks goals wunderlist

6 Social Media Trends That Will Take Over 2017

Sprout Social

There was no shortage of changes to the social media industry in 2016, which included several new features, consumer preferences and brand opportunities. Looking toward 2017, social media trends will continue to evolve and surprise us. AI Lenses for Facebook & Instagram. However, social media marketers shouldn’t have to wait long until competitors start to catch up with their own facial lenses.

7 Popular Goal-Setting Strategies That Will Help You Achieve Great Things on Social Media

Buffer Social

Setting social media goals is hard. “How cool would it be to drive 300 sign-ups a month from Facebook Ads ?” ” This is how I tend to go about setting social media goals. pull an aspirational number out of the air and go for it. Would it be cool to have a regular, predictable stream of new users coming to Buffer via Facebook Ads? Absolutely! Is this the right way to set goals?

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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Seven Ways to Launch a Product Without a News Release

Spin Sucks

You're ready to launch a product and now all you need is a news release. Right? Hold up, there! Gini Dietrich outlines the seven far better ways to launch a new product. The post Seven Ways to Launch a Product Without a News Release appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories How an Effective PR Strategy Can Boost Your Brand Visibility Cleopatra: The PESO Model Pharaoh Spin Sucks Year-in-Review.

The Complete Guide to Facebook Marketing

Sprout Social

With 1.79 billion monthly active users on Facebook logged in the third quarter of 2016, you may find the network to be a treasure trove of new customers. In this all-encompassing guide, we’ll walk you through the basics of Facebook and brand examples you can be inspired by. Audit your current Facebook Page. Figure out your content strategy. Determine your engagement strategy. Note and move on.

The Complete Guide to Getting Started with Facebook Ads

Buffer Social

Understanding how to leverage Facebook Ads is becoming a staple part of almost every social media strategy. And if you want to  get your posts seen on Facebook , it’s becoming more and more likely that you’ll have to pay for reach with Facebook Ads. Paid advertising on Facebook seems to be one of the most immediate ways to impact the reach of your content. How well does it work? Generate new leads.

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How Fake News Affects PR

Proactive Report

Fake News has always been around, but 2016 saw a sudden rise in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue. This sudden rise in fake news was fueled by a combination of the heated emotions created by the divisive Presidential election and the ease of publication and sharing of news online and on social media. Fake news hurts PR by lessening trust in all media.

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The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Edited Facebook Posts No Longer Labeled as Edited?

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook appears to have quietly removed the “Edited” label on posts that were edited. The social network began testing the ability for users to edit posts in June 2013 , officially rolling out the feature on Android in October of that year  and iOS the next month. The functionality began rolling out to pages in February 2014. Readers: What are your thoughts on this change?

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23

SocialFish

Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? Would you please share this with any other community managers (and friends of CM’s) that you know? Ben Martin, KiKi L’Italien, Maggie McGary, Susan Cato and I have teamed up to manage the event this year, and whooo boy do we have some awesome stuff in the works! We’re introducing a new tradition: The CMAD Cheers!

Why Your Organization Needs an Innovation Strategy

Spin Sucks

The 10th anniversary of the announcement of the iPhone reminds us of why every organization, big or small, must have an active innovation strategy. Laura Petrolino explains. The post Why Your Organization Needs an Innovation Strategy appeared first on Spin Sucks. entrepreneur Innovation Business Growth business innovation innovation innovation strategy iPhone iphone anniversary laura petrolino

The Complete Guide to Social Media for Restaurants & Bars

Sprout Social

With more than 200 million posts tagged #food and 23 million with #drinks, food and beverage photos are easily some of the most popular types of content on Instagram. It’s very likely that your customers are posting with or without your interaction. When 88% of people are influenced by reviews and online comments, having an intentional digital strategy is important to your restaurant or bar.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

40 Essential Social Media Marketing Statistics for 2017

Meltwater

As we start a new year, here is a look back at the world of… Read More.

How to Achieve Grade A Customer Care in 2017

Ignite Social Media

As 2017 is revving up into full gear, you may find yourself looking at your social media channels and asking, “How can I improve the experience my customers have on my channels?” Having A+ customer service on social media is essential for building a strong relationship with customers. Be Personable. Adding that personal flair to your responses can make the experience far more enjoyable for them.

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Facebook Live Sets Records on New Year’s Eve

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced that use of its Facebook Live  livestreaming feature reached record levels on New Year’s Eve. The social network wrote in a Facebook Media blog post : Since rolling out Facebook Live , we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments.

12 Advanced Google Tricks

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Came across this awesome article by Larry Kim. One to bookmark! Implementation Industry Insider

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

The Big Question: Your 2017 Professional Development Goals

Spin Sucks

The inaugural The Big Question from Spin Sucks is here. We asked your professional development goals for 2017 and here are the responses. The post The Big Question: Your 2017 Professional Development Goals appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Thank You…and Happy Holidays from Spin Sucks! Introducing The Big Question and Monthly Fireside Chats Gin and Topics: The Last Episode of 2016.

Measuring the Best Times to Post on Social Media

Sprout Social

Managing all of your social media networks can be a daunting task. Knowing the best times to post on social media is even more challenging. Just ask any seasoned social media manager how difficult it is to be on top of each network. Managing these communities takes knowledge and a fair share of hunches. Managing multiple accounts makes it hard to know the best times to publish on social media.

5 PR and Social Media Resolutions for 2017

Meltwater

The New Year brings excitement, promise and a new opportunity to sharpen your public relations,… Read More.

Twitter Dashboard to Shutter Feb. 3

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter is pulling the plug on Twitter Dashboard , the iOS and desktop application it launched last June to help businesses better connect with users. The social network announced in a series of tweets (embedded below) that Dashboard will be shuttered Feb. 3, adding that it hopes to incorporate some of the app’s features elsewhere within its ecosystem. Readers: Did any of you use Twitter Dashboard?

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

A Look at Social Video’s Big, Bright (and Somewhat Uncertain) Future

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook has done it again–at least, it’s about to. The social media juggernaut is notorious for forward-thinking strategies such as acquiring Instagram  and Oculus VR  and launching live videostreaming. It’s never been the platform that rests on its laurels. Now, it stands at the forefront of a video revolution. The explosion of Facebook Live  hints at its potential for broadcasting major events and engaging viewers in ways standard channels struggle to do. Imagine online access to the Super Bowl streamed through a Facebook TV application that connects to users’ big screens.

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Association Membership Jobs This Week – January 19

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the  SocialFish job board !  We focus on jobs in  social media , membership, marketing ,  communications ,  PR ,  advocacy , and  digital. Director of Marketing & Sales , National Association for Environmental Management – This is a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial marketing professional to join a strong team.

Plan to Win: How to Craft an Award-Winning PR Campaign

Spin Sucks

Too often, we submit for PR campaign awards that are full of fluff and nothing tangible. Gini Dietrich offers real metrics that will win every time. The post Plan to Win: How to Craft an Award-Winning PR Campaign appeared first on Spin Sucks. Awards Communication alphabet soup organizations ama domain authority email drip campaigns IABC keyword rankings measure PR PESO model PR metrics PRSA

How to Use Instagram Stories for Higher Brand Awareness

Sprout Social

One of the biggest features to hit social media in 2016 was the launch of Instagram Stories. Early reports showed nearly 100 million daily active users engaging with the feature that closely resembles Snapchat’s own stories function. Both work as a 24-hour timeline to post videos and images where users can share with all of their followers. How to Make an Instagram Story. billion in 2016 alone.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Crawl with Analytics Before Running with Artificial Intelligence

Meltwater

As we head into 2017, artificial intelligence (AI) is an emerging technology trend that is… Read More.

Fact-Checking and Spinning Trump on Twitter

Ari Herzog

I recently created a Twitter list all about President-elect Donald Trump. The list comprises three accounts: Trump himself who writes about everything under the sun, The Washington Post fact-checking team that provides true/false accuracy, and an anonymous third-party that provides humorous spin. Very strange! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017. Learn more: https://t.co/F2tW2gFsTS

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Page Admins Can Have Facebook Remind Them to Update Their Pages

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook wants to make sure page administrators  don’t let the content on their pages become stale. Reader Chris Ruberg , digital marketing specialist at OneCommand , shared the screenshot below with SocialTimes, in which page admins are given the option of setting custom reminders to update their pages. The module reads: We can remind you to update your page on days that are important to you.

Hot Association Social Media Jobs This Week – January 13

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the  SocialFish job board !  We focus on jobs in  social media ,  marketing ,  communications ,  PR ,  advocacy , and  digital. The Social Media Associate champions the creation and execution of communal online programs to increase SGIA’s engagement, visibility and activity. photo credit ). Jobs Jobs Jobs

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.