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What the heck are social media consultants and what do they do all day?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media consultants are not masters of the dark arts. Nor are they only those bearded hipsters who never look away from their iPhone. They are highly-qualified professionals with specific digital marketing and communications skills and experience. Here’s a look at what they bring to a job.

Bookmark This: 2018 Social Media Image Sizes

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What’s the best social media marketing tool for scheduling your updates?

Janet Fouts

Guest post via the remarkable Lilach Bullock. With so many different social media marketing tools to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right solution; one that helps you save time and helps you improve your results.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on MC Talks. ——-. There are thousands upon thousands of associations out there, but one thing all associations have in common: They all want to grow! Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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What to do about the new Facebook changes

SocialFish

Just read this on Associations Now: How Associations Can Respond to Facebook’s Changes. The social-media giant is diminishing the role of brands, including associations, in its News Feed. One content marketing pro says organizations can adapt by getting personal.

What every consultant should know about social media analytics

Sherrilynne Starkie

The kind of people who are attracted to a career in PR tend to be ‘right-brained’, that is intuitive, creative and subjective. That’s why they are great at relationships, writing and coming up with inventive campaign ideas.

The Key to Success in Enterprise Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

Lately, I’ve been thinking way too much about organic B2B social media marketing. For obvious reasons, it’s where I play and have played for the last eight years.

Are Your Accounts Safe from Social Media Hacking?

agora pulse

As a social media manager, you have a million things to think about every day. Creating campaigns, organixing graphics, responding to fans and of course posting, tweeting and uploading.

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.

Crisis Management: How 3 Brands Recovered Right Away

Meltwater

It might be a side effect of how many of us live online, but brand crises seem to be coming at a faster clip than ever before. Uber is a… Read More >>>.

3 MUST READ roundups about digital and community strategy

SocialFish

The year-end is always rife with trends posts and end-of-year roundups, but here are three that really stood out for me. These are chock full of smart insights. Eleven Ingredients for Digital Success in 2018. Conference Board).

Top Five: Google Analytics introduces new ‘Audiences’ report

Sherrilynne Starkie

REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Google Analytics introduces new 'Audiences' report. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie. Here are top social media news stories for this week. Must-know info for marketing communications pros. Follow List. Embed List.

3 Fool Proof Ways to Grow Your Instagram Followers

Jenn's Trend

Inevitably, people often ask me a number of questions about Instagram strategies. One of the most common topics is hashtags (we’ll talk about that in a sec) and one of the other most common questions I get is how to grow your Instagram followers.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

How Participation Marketing Elevates Your Social Media Strategy

Convince & Convert

Innovative brands are activating employees to be storytellers. They are doing this to reach new audiences, extend the reach of organic content in social and humanize their brand. The current buzzword for this practice is “employee advocacy,” or even “social selling.”

3 Digital Tools That Improve PR

Proactive Report

If the idea of technology invading the practice of PR freaks you out a little, perhaps all you need a different perspective. Yes, technology can be daunting, but it can also make your life a lot easier, help you achieve better results and demonstrate the value of your work.

Using Hashtags for Nonprofit Marketing: Tips & Tricks

SocialFish

Studies have shown that posts with a hashtag have an engagement that is 12.6% higher than posts that don’t use hashtags. The power of hashtags is undeniable. People use them to search for the posts they want and marketers use them to find their way to relevant customers.

Top Five: New Whatsapp for Business

Sherrilynne Starkie

REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: WhatsApp launches app for business. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter have all launched new apps or features this week. Find out more here. Follow List. Embed List.

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.

Pitching Success Stories from PR Pros in the Trenches

Meltwater

Public relations pros know how tough it can be out there in the media pitching trenches. Just check Twitter any day of the week. You’ll see PR folks lamenting the… Read More >>>.

How Your Business Can Survive the 2018 “Facebook Apocalypse”

agora pulse

The sky is falling! The end is nigh!! This is #FacebookZERO!! It’s a Facebook Apocalypse!

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How To Use Trivia To Engage Your Fans

Ignite Social Media

There are many ways to engage with fans as a brand. Fan of the week competitions, open ended questions and what we’re going to talk about today, trivia! Back in the day when speaking about trivia, I’d think about the board game Trivial Pursuit and how horrible I was at it.

How the Twitter Timeline Works (and 6 Simple Tactics to Increase Your Reach)

Buffer Social

Understanding the social media algorithms is important to social media marketers, especially since it can heavily impact a brand’s reach on social media. We’ve talked about the Facebook News Feed algorithm and the Instagram Feed algorithm.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Top Five: Facebook loses a million users

Sherrilynne Starkie

REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Facebook loses a million users. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie. This week's top social media news featuring Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Follow List. Embed List. Facebook loses a million users. Feb 08, 2018.

Optimizing for the Twitter Search Results

Bill Hartzer

When we do SEO (Search Engine Optimization), most of the time we think about optimizing web pages and images for the Google search results. After all, we really can get traffic and sales for ranking well in the Google search results pages. But, what about Twitter?

How To Capture Winter Content (And Not Freeze)

Ignite Social Media

Winter can prove difficult even when your job doesn’t involve regularly getting up from your desk, heading outside, and exploring until inspiration strikes. For most of us, such expedition isn’t an issue, but for your social media content creators, it’s basically everything.

5 Digital Marketing Predictions for the 2018 Olympic Games

Convince & Convert

Beginning February ninth, the neglected cable boxes that occupy our living rooms will get some much-needed attention. All month, Americans will switch on the tube to ignite dormant dreams of snow-dusted Olympic fame.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

What to Look for in an Instagram Posting App

agora pulse

When I first started managing Instagram accounts for organizations, I did it all manually. When it was time to post, I searched for the image I wanted in my photos app. Then, I typed out the caption and hashtags with my thumbs. I would have to schedule times in my calendar for Instagram posting.

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5 Facebook Advertising Tips to Help You Maximize Your Budget in 2018

Buffer Social

If you want to be successful on Facebook in 2018, you’ll need more than just incredible content. In fact, Facebook marketing success is as much about distribution as it is content. Especially as organic reach in Facebook’s News Feed continues to decline for many Pages.

6 Advanced Blogging Tools That Will Boost Your Blog Results

Socially Sorted

If you’ve been blogging for a little while it’s time to step things up with advanced blogging tools. In this post I show you why you should consider stepping your blog up a little, and the 6 tools that will help. DONNA MORITZ | 29 JANUARY, 2018 | CONTAINS. // Read More.

Best Practices For Social Media Event Coverage

Ignite Social Media

In the final days before the 2018 All-Star Weekend, Team Curry & Team Lebron are making final adjustments to their game day tactics. As we get closer and closer to tip off, brands should also be questioning if their social media teams are game time ready. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as your assembling the perfect social media team to cover any big game. Know the Rules. A game wouldn’t be any fun if players didn’t follow the rules, right? deflategate.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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