Twitter Best Practices For 2016
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Brands ask their customers for a lot on Twitter—follows, likes, retweets—all the time, but they’re awful about returning the love. Check out my three Twitter best practices for 2016 and beyond! Twitter Best Practices For 2016. 1. Run a Twitter contest or sweepstakes that excites your followers. Stuck in a relationship rut with your Twitter followers? Reward.
9 Social Media Marketing Twitter Chats You Shouldn’t Miss
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Twitter chats can be a great way to solicit (and share) social media marketing advice. The fast-paced nature of Twitter chats can make it difficult to keep up. The post 9 Social Media Marketing Twitter Chats You Shouldn’t Miss appeared first on Firebelly | Social Media Marketing & Management Company. Social Media Marketing TwitterBLOGCHAT. Learn more ].
We’re Hiring A Social Media Coordinator
APRIL 5, 2016
REQUIREMENTS. • You know the ins and outs of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Experience using a social media management system for publishing content, managing interactions and creating reports. • You know how to run ads on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. • An understanding of each of the major social network’s native analytics capabilities. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES.
3 Easy DIY Social Media Content Creation Tools
MARCH 8, 2016
Twitter headers. Twitter posts. Wide: ideal for Facebook and Twitter posts. You then have the option to share your graphic on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Tumblr. You don’t have to be a graphic designer or a Photoshop pro to create stunning graphics for your social media channels. These three tools make it easy! Canva. Or you can create your own. Facebook posts.
Twitter Analytics For All Users Now Available
AUGUST 28, 2014
Twitter is finally providing all users with data on their tweets. Blog Social Media Twitter twitter analytics Numbers nerds rejoice! Previously, this information was only available to advertisers and a limited number of other users. There are three dashboards of information, including: Tweet activity Measure engagement and learn how to make your tweets more successful.
3 Ways You’re Scaring Customers On Social Media
OCTOBER 26, 2015
You don’t monitor brand mentions on Twitter or Instagram. Halloween is almost here. Is your brand tricking customers more than treating them on social media? WHY YOU’RE SCARING PEOPLE. 1. You’re inaccessible and hard to find. Your customers can’t find you. Your social profiles aren’t optimized for search. There may by duplicate, unofficial or “rogue” accounts not managed by you. 2.
Firebelly Begins Work With Gnarly Grove Hard Cider
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Connect with Gnarly Grove Hard Cider on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter ! We’re excited to announce that we have recently started working with Gnarly Grove Hard Cider. Gnarly Grove Hard Cider, crafted in Indiana, is naturally gluten-free, made from 100% fresh pressed apple cider and available in two flavors—Original Blend and Legendberry. Firebelly News
10 Instagram Best Practices For 2015
APRIL 6, 2015
Last month, I talked about 10 Twitter Best Practices For 2015. Instagram allows you to easily syndicate your photos to your other social accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Flickr, and Foursquare). 5) Create and monitor brand-related hashtags. This month I decided to take on my favorite app, Instagram. Here are my ten tips fellow Instagrammers! 1) Tell your story . Is it photos?
4 Free Social Media Spring Cleaning Tools
MARCH 28, 2016
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. It then provides valuable feedback on how to extend your reach, boost engagement and make your Twitter profile work for your business. Get your Twitter audit here.
Is It Time To Remove Social Media Links From Your Website?
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
If you’re not actively responding to questions or mentions on Twitter, don’t send people to it. Bloomua / Shutterstock.com. Those little social media icons—they may stand alone or be adorned with a message like “Let’s get social”—are found on almost every website these days. But is it time to remove them? For some brands—yes. Are you one of those brands?
7 Instagram Marketing Tips For Bars, Restaurants & Breweries
APRIL 19, 2016
Instagram is the fastest growing social network—with 400 million users, it’s bigger than Twitter. We receive a lot of questions from bars, restaurants and breweries about marketing on Instagram. want to share quick answers to seven of the most common questions below. 1) Why should we be using Instagram to connect with customers? Search for those tagging your brand in their photos or updates.
9 LinkedIn Best Practices For 2015
MAY 18, 2015
See if they are active in any LinkedIn Groups, check out their blog, or follow them on Twitter. LinkedIn is still the go-to social network for business professionals and job seekers. It’s a great tool to showcase your business and your employees. To To make sure you’re using it effectively, follow these nine best practices. #1 Optimize Your Profile. Claim your custom URL.
Are You Doing Influencer Marketing Right?
DECEMBER 16, 2013
Include all platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). In a marketing and public relations world that is constantly evolving, it is imperative to keep up with the latest terms, lingo and vocabulary associated with the current trends. Here are a few of the key points I took away from it. What is influencer marketing? Basically, amplifying content in a meaningful and authentic way.
How Social Media Generates Sales You Can’t Track To Social Media
MARCH 23, 2015
But not even Starbucks, with all its social media savvy and corporate-sized budgets for sophisticated tools can track that sale to Twitter. A friend recently tweeted a selfie of her holding a Starbucks coffee with the following caption: “There is just no iced coffee with sugar and cream that compares to @Starbucks.” They just can’t. And neither can you.
Social Media Management Must-Have: ScheduGram
OCTOBER 5, 2015
In my first must-have post, I wrote about Sprout Social —my favorite tool for scheduling content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. It doesn’t schedule posts to Instagram. That’s where ScheduGram comes in. Must-Have: ScheduGram. You can also manage multiple Instagram accounts from one easy-to-use web interface. Must-Haves Social Media Management
8 Favorite Memories From My 8 Years At Firebelly
JUNE 23, 2015
It felt nice to be recognized by my peers. #2 ZOOBILATION TWITTER TEAM. I got a free ticket to Indiana’s largest black-tie fundraiser at the Indianapolis Zoo with food from every great restaurant in town in return for my tweets. LinkedIn recently reminded me that it’s my eight year work anniversary with Firebelly. How could I not love that? They went with my concept.
If Twitter Would Have Been Invented In The 80s
APRIL 13, 2012
This week, however… …we’re exploring what Twitter would have looked like if it had been invented in the 80s. Last week we imagined if Facebook were invented in the 90s. Video URL: [link] ].
“Don’t Think Like A Marketer. Think Like A Person”: The Susan Etlinger Interview
JANUARY 8, 2012
Twitter @setlinger. What getting data to work for us, customer engagement and Gladys Knight have in common. I’ve been following Susan Etlinger’s work for some time. She’s intelligent, a brilliant analyst, and she’s lived and breathed social media. and in the agency world, most recently at Horn Group. This can’t continue. discuss this in more depth in my 2011 recap.
Snapchat: The Stash Pocket Of The Millennial Generation
AUGUST 21, 2014
Blog Social Media Social Media Marketing Twitter 360b / Shutterstock.com The brilliance of Snapchat is its capability to be in a digital social space where one has no fears of being found out. Most popular amongst ages 13-25, Snapchat is an app only made for mobile phones, with bills paid by parents. But why is this app more valuable to the most.
A Free & Easy Way To Improve Your Brand’s Social Media Visibility In Google Search Results
APRIL 13, 2015
Twitter. We’re frequently asked “How do we get links to our social media accounts to appear in that box about our brand in the Google search results like so-and-so?” ” This post provides the answer. That “box about our brand” is the Google Knowledge Panel. Google+. Instagram. LinkedIn. Myspace. YouTube. Social Media
Twitter’s Simpler Search: 5 Must-Reads
JULY 9, 2012
Here are 5 must-reads on new changes Twitter made to its search functionality we don’t want you to miss. Twitter patches up its search interface. By Rafe Needleman As hinted at in a tweet by Twitter’s Pankaj Gupta last night, Twitter today rolled out an improved search experience. What Twitter’s New Search Features Mean For Google, Third-Party Developers.
Is Twitter Trying To Be Like Facebook?
OCTOBER 24, 2012
Over the last month or so Twitter has designed its platform to compete with ever changing Facebook. Many have their opinions about the redesign, but it’s the right move for Twitter to allow users to tell their stories more visually. New Twitter Features: Header Image: The new header image on a Twitter profile ressembles Facebook’s cover image.
How Twitter Employees Send Tweets
APRIL 12, 2011
Business Insider analyzed the Twitter habits of the Twitter staff from tweets sent last week and weekend (day and night) – specifically for source – and the results were interesting. How Twitter staff tweet is similar to the general public. Other obvious conclusions: • The technorati use Macs.
“You Have To Love People”: The Shashi Bellamkonda Interview
DECEMBER 23, 2011
When I’m not on Twitter, I’m …Playing with my younger son or reading. Google Plus or Facebook or Twitter …All of the above. Twitter. To thousands of people across this country and in many parts of the world – Shashi and Network Solutions are one and the same thing. “I’m just a friendly guy who loves people”, said Shashi. LinkedIn.
Social Media Horror Story With A Happy Ending
NOVEMBER 15, 2012
One hotel chain has a process to monitor Twitter, where they will say “Hey Dennis — man, sounds like a bad day. At first, I felt like the winner of “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire”, except on Facebook or Twitter, I have an unlimited number of lifelines, not just three. Consider yours and see if this helps you out the next time you’re in a jam. Ask for Jim.” .
Social Media In 2012: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (5 Must-Reads)
DECEMBER 4, 2012
By Dori Zinn With our favorite restaurants and brands offering deals and gifts on Facebook and Twitter, there’s no shortage of companies eliminating the marketing middle man and advertising straight to the consumer. 2012 was an exciting year in the social media space. Learn all about the good, the bad and the ugly in these must-reads. Here are eight disasters from 2012…. Seriously obsessed.
Celebrating Bozzuto: Steph Goes To Maryland
AUGUST 3, 2015
Before the event, I promoted it by running Facebook ads. I was on-site while the event was happening to broadcast the happenings to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #IamLuckyDog. A few weeks ago I was invited by Mallory Square (one of the Bozzuto communities Firebelly works with) to attend a blogger event they were hosting. Mallory Square Blogger Event. Hidden Creek & The Upton.
It’s Not Your Facebook Page, It’s You (That’s The Problem)
JUNE 19, 2012
They may congregate more heavily on LinkedIn or Twitter or Google+ or Pinterest. I hear it a lot. “We had/have a Facebook page, but it didn’t/doesn’t do anything.” ” If you’re thinking this right now about your brand’s Facebook page, forgive me for being the bearer of bad news, but your Facebook page is not going to do anything. Promote your page.
2013: The Year For Women Business Owners
FEBRUARY 13, 2013
As for their favorite social media platforms WBOs indicated that LinkedIn (27 percent) was the most valuable social media platform to them, followed by Facebook (26 percent), YouTube (18 percent) and Twitter (17 percent). If you are a woman business owner, you’re going to love to hear this news! The next obvious question would be who should become an entrepreneur?
How To Write The Perfect Twitter Bio
DECEMBER 18, 2013
Writing your Twitter bio may be the most complicated thing about Twitter. However, just mindlessly writing your Twitter bio may do you more harm than good in terms of followers, and people who actually can find your Twitter account. Your Twitter bio is not a grocery list. For example, my Twitter bio used to say: Butler University. Blog Twitter
U.S. Election 2012 & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
The 2012 Election Tracker gives viewers minute-to-minute updates on voter sentiment on Facebook and Twitter as the election unfolds. When you take public discourse and run it through the Twitter spaghetti maker, how does it look? By John Koetsier Republicans better get down on their knees and pray that Americans never vote via Facebook or Twitter. Election Day in the U.S.
2 Cool (And Free!) Instagram Analytics Tools
AUGUST 16, 2012
Engagement outside of Instagram (on Facebook and Twitter). • Top photos based on total engagements across all channels. I love Instagram. My favorite filter, and therefore the one I use the most, is X-Pro II. My followers, however, seem to prefer when I use the Earlybird filter. Those photos received the most engagement by way of likes and comments. How do I know this? Both tools are free.
Using Pinterest for Business: 5 Must-Reads
JANUARY 9, 2012
Right now a newish service called Pinterest qualifies as next year’s Google+ or Twitter. By John Brandon One social site has captured the attention of the masses recently… and it is not called Facebook or Twitter. Just like Twitter and Facebook, using Pinterest as a business isn’t for everyone. How and Why to Use Pinterest for Business.
Hurricane Sandy & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads
OCTOBER 29, 2012
Facebook, Twitter abuzz with Sandy chatter, photos. By Barbara Ortutay Whether you call it Frankenstorm, Stormpocalypse or simply Hurricane Sandy, the giant weather system barreling into the East Coast is a favorite topic of conversation on social media from Facebook to Twitter. Blog Facebook Social Media TwitterHere are 5 must-reads on Hurricane Sandy and social media.
Your Selfies Tell A Story, Prepare To Get Creeped Out
AUGUST 14, 2014
Blog brand Facebook Firebelly Instagram Marketing selfie Social Media Twitter Think about all the photos you take in a week, in a month, how about the last six months. Think about all of those pictures, not just of you, but of your friends. Places you’ve gone, things you’ve eaten, exercise routines you’ve started, ballgames, concerts, movies, vacations, on, and on, and on. Now think.
Social Media Influencers vs Brand Advocates: 5 Must-Reads
AUGUST 20, 2012
40,000 Twitter followers may look tempting, but don’t overlook your own satisfied customers, your genuine Brand Advocates. By Raymond Morin At a time when the biggest social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest) are starting to make a move towards e-commerce, the subject of influence marketing is more than ever a major issue for most companies.
Top 15 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts Of 2015
DECEMBER 21, 2015
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TWITTER CHATS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS. Twitter chats can be a great way to solicit (and share) social media marketing advice. Here they are. The 15 most-read posts on our social media marketing blog in 2015! IS IT TIME TO REMOVE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS FROM YOUR WEBSITE? But is it time to remove them? For some brands—yes. Are you one of those brands? Read on to find out!
Alan K’necht: Über Thinker & SEO Brainiac: An Interview
DECEMBER 4, 2011
Both Google and Bing now include various social sites content in their search results, are continuously monitoring social sites like Twitter and Facebook for breaking news or topics and are within an hour or less adjusting search results to ensure their users are finding the latest relevant content. Alan and I hung out in San Francisco recently. from their friends and acquaintances.
Useless But Fun Twitter Tools
MAY 13, 2011
There are tons of incredibly useful Twitter tools out there, but those are for another post. There are some fun, incredibly useless Twitter tools on the internet, as well, and you can experience the ghost of Twitter’s past. Who.Unfollowed.Me – And lastly, any curious Twitter user will want to know who’s not following them anymore. Check it out!
Social TV: 5 Must-Reads
OCTOBER 25, 2013
Twitter Button Will Change the Channel for You. By Jeanine Poggi Comcast and Twitter are taking another step meant to help social buzz directly impact TV ratings. Starting in November, Comcast subscribers will be able to instantly watch and record programming from the company’s NBC Universal division using a “See It” button appearing in posts on Twitter.