Monday Roundup: Closing Out 2014

Waxing UnLyrical

So, for the final roundup of the year, as we’re closing out 2014, we thought we’d feature seven posts from around the web that will help you start the new year right. This is the final roundup of 2014 and the final post of 2014, as we’re going on vacation through Jan. Why: Give your blog some extra momentum in 2015, by ending 2014 off on a high note. Digital marketing shifts coming out of AdTech 2014.

2014: Everything Marketers Don’t Want You To Know

Firebelly

Although predictions or extended reality projections usually come at the end of one year or the beginning of of another – I think it’s critical to look at what’s happening so far in 2014 and imagine the rest of the year. Blog community social content performance influencer marketing marketing predictions 2014 real time analytics real time monitoring social insights social media ads

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Internet Trends for 2014 Report is a must read

Dave Fleet

KPCB Internet trends 2014 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Tweet. Every so often you stumble across a report that contains so much insight that it’s futile to try to digest it all in one sitting. The latest annual Internet Trends Report from Mary Meeker , venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers , is one of those, and it’s a must-read for those of us in digital marketing. Mary Meeker.

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Essential Twitter Cheat Sheet for 2014

Harp Interactive

Check out our essential list of all the Twitter commands, lingo and resources you need to know to make the most of Twitter in 2014. Categories: Blog , How To , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: social media , Twitter , twitter cheat sheet , twitter essentials , twitter lingo Finally! All the Twitter tips, tricks and resources to support your business or brand…all in one place.

Microvideo Will Dominate 2014

Waxing UnLyrical

Will Vine and Instagram videos be the preferred method for digital marketers in 2014? Microvideo Will Dominate 2014 is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Google+ Microvideo Will Dominate 2014. When Vine debuted last January, I wasn’t convinced of how much difference just six seconds could make. Sure, our attention spans are seemingly dwindling by the second, but six seconds doesn’t allow for much. Image: Chuck Hagel via Flickr CC 2.0.

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Essential Twitter Cheat Sheet for 2014

Harp Interactive

Check out our essential list of all the Twitter commands, lingo and resources you need to know to make the most of Twitter in 2014. Categories: Blog , How To , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: social media , Twitter , twitter cheat sheet , twitter essentials , twitter lingo Finally! All the Twitter tips, tricks and resources to support your business or brand…all in one place.

Internet Trends for 2014 Report is a must read

Dave Fleet

KPCB Internet trends 2014 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Every so often you stumble across a report that contains so much insight that it’s futile to try to digest it all in one sitting. The latest annual Internet Trends Report from Mary Meeker , venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers , is one of those, and it’s a must-read for those of us in digital marketing. Mary Meeker.

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Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey

Justin Levy

The post Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey appeared first on Justin Levy. One area that I have struggled with over the past couple of years has been consistency in writing. Over the last few months I have had several friends encourage me to create more because they have either learned or been inspired by something I have shared. There are many different ways that I could create this information but before doing that I need to know more about YOU.

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3 Rules for Success from the Top 10 Marketers of 2014

Convince & Convert

» Content Marketing Ann Handley Brian Clark content marketing content marketing advice content marketing strategy heidi cohen joe chernov rand fishkin scott abel top content marketers of 2014 As the amount of content produced online continues to grow at a rapid speed, content marketers are finding it harder and harder to stand out in an ocean of material that is all deemed to be valuable.

NBA Announces 2014 Social Media Award Winners

The Realtime Report

Rajon Rondo (@RajonRondo) January 14, 2014. Related Stories Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup Sony Builds Interactive Social Media Hub for 2014 World Cup MyPermissions’ Android App: Is Your Private Information Secure? This month, NBA Digital held its third annual NBA Social Media Awards , which honors NBA players and teams for their active participation on social media throughout the regular season.

2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales for Marketers

Kikolani

You''re reading 2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales for Marketers , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger. The post 2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales for Marketers appeared first on Kikolani. It’s almost that time of year again! If you are in the market for new tools and platforms for your business, then Black Friday & Cyber Monday are the days to take advantage of.

2014 World Cup: Social Media Campaign Round-Up

The Realtime Report

The 2014 World Cup was host to countless ad campaigns, and record breaking social media statistics. Adidas has been crowned as the ‘ most talked about ‘ brand connected to the 2014 World Cup, generating 1.59 Though VW did not receive as much attention as Nike, Adidas and McDonald’s during the 2014 World Cup, their series of realtime “Goooooooolf Celebration Videos” deserve an “A+”- at least in the creativity department.

Mayor Jim Watson named 2014 communicator of the year by IABC Ottawa

Sherrilynne Starkie

Mayor Watson will be recognized at the IABC Ottawa 2014 Excel Award Gala on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the National Arts Centre, the largest gathering of the year for Ottawa’s communications, marketing and creative design community. Please join us in recognizing Mayor Jim Watson and the other award winners at the IABC Ottawa 2014 Excel Award Celebration on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Content Creators Unite At NMX 2014: A Brief Review

Firebelly

Scott Stratten, the President of Un-Marketing, speaks at NMX 2014. A few weeks ago my father ( @shashib ) and I attended the New Media Expo in Las Vegas (If you want more information on this check out my Blogworld post ). While we didn’t stick around for as many sessions as last year, we met some great people and learned a ton. Here are some of the key takeaways: The Iceberg Analogy. Social media specialist Lynette Young spoke about her path to success and how it didn’t come overnight.

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The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Cody Ward

The post The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem appeared first on Puzzle Marketer. For maybe the first time in history, there is a surplus of technology and strategy to help advance both sales and marketing of a business, while at the same time a lack of resources and understanding to utilize it to its fullest capacity.

My Social Networking Primer in 2014

Ari Herzog

I’m opening the social networking gates in 2014. With over 4,500 people and companies following me on Twitter at @ariherzog , why did I create a new account at @ariherzogdotcom last week and ask people to follow me there instead? With over 8,400 people in a LinkedIn group I manage about social media marketing , why did I create a new group using that dotcom name and ask people to join that?

Sony Builds Interactive Social Media Hub For 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

Sony has teamed up with media agency Isobar to create a new interactive platform for this year’s World Cup, called One Stadium Live. This online forum, which opened on May 1st, compiles the comments and conversations of soccer fans across the world on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, organizing them all on one website. One Stadium Live will highlight the event’s most recent – and talked about – news, results, and (of course) conflicts.

Best Place to Advertise Online in 2014?

The Social Media Incubator

billion in 2014. Twitter has increased their ads since hitting the IPO scene, and Facebook introduces video ads to their news feed early on in 2014. Have you noticed more ads in your social media feeds lately? It may be something you have to get used to. Money spent on social ads is projected to reach $7.1 That’s billion with a ‘b.’ ’ It’s also projected to reach $11 billion by 2017.

Google Quality Rater Guidelines 2014

Bill Hartzer

I just got ahold of the latest copy of Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines, with a date of March 2014. It’s an interesting read, all 160 pages of this document. There are a lot of new phrases and concepts that are included in this latest version, but honestly there’s are really not many new surprises.

Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. With my first hand experience working with so many businesses, I am giving you my most important social media and digital marketing tips that will help you increase your online footprint, exposure and bottom line in 2014 for your business. Having a social media and marketing strategy and plan is crucial to your success in 2014. Set aside a budget in your 2014 plan for social media advertising.

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Asia-Pacific Will Account For One-Third of All Twitter Users In 2014

The Realtime Report

The number of Twitter users worldwide is projected to increase by nearly 25% in 2014, according to new estimates from eMarketer. By the end of 2014, India and Indonesia will have the third and fourth largest Twitter populations in the world. Related Stories Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard Sony Builds Interactive Social Media Hub for 2014 World Cup Social Media News Ticker: Crowdfunding Coming To YouTube Soon.

The Best Brands on Twitter 2014

Devumi

Since I wrote a top brands on Instagram article earlier, I think it is only appropriate that I also give you a best brands on Twitter 2014 review. The best brands on Twitter 2014. — Charmin (@Charmin) December 19, 2014. That truly makes them one of the best brands on Twitter in 2014. — Delta (@Delta) November 12, 2014. — Delta (@Delta) December 25, 2014. — Delta (@Delta) December 9, 2014.

Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey

Justin Levy

The post Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey appeared first on Justin Levy. One area that I have struggled with over the past couple of years has been consistency in writing. Over the last few months I have had several friends encourage me to create more because they have either learned or been inspired by something I have shared. There are many different ways that I could create this information but before doing that I need to know more about YOU.

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The Best Brands on Instagram 2014

Devumi

2014 may go down as the Year of Instagram as the photo sharing app surpassed the 300 million user mark. Brands in 2014 have finally gotten on board with Instagram, and some exciting content has been produced over the year. The Best Brands on Instagram 2014. A photo posted by Urban Outfitters (@urbanoutfitters) on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:45am PST. A photo posted by Urban Outfitters (@urbanoutfitters) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:16am PST.

10 Reasons Businesses Will Start Using Google+ Communities in 2014

Convince & Convert

By now you may well have heard of Google+, and you think it is a ‘social media thing’, right? Well, there is a lot more to it for businesses than that aspect. Sure, there is a social destination, but Google+ has tools for every business looking to increase engagement: a) Within their business itself, and b) To build relationships and develop loyal ‘fans’ of them and their brands. And you’ve heard all that nonsense about Google+ being a ghost town?

Social Networking Stats: 25% of US Smartphone Users Will Use Instagram in 2014, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

25% of US Smartphone Users Will Use Instagram in 2014. When the data is narrowed down to smartphone users, Instagram is set to overtake Twitter in 2014. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users.

Monday Roundup: Happy New Year

Waxing UnLyrical

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and are well rested, ready to take on 2014. Top Marketing Predictions For 2014. Why: Michael Brenner identifies the marketing trends he thinks will make waves in 2014, including brand publishing. THREE WORDS to bind the year: 2014. Martina McGowan tells us why she never makes any, and what her three words for 2014 are. How to avoid the self-help blahs and blast off in 2014. Happy New Year!

The Surprising Places Marketers Plan to Increase Budgets in 2014

Convince & Convert

Marketers are evidently enthusiastic heading into 2014… about everything. Called 2014 State of Marketing , insights from over 2,500 global marketers , the report is full of data about marketers’ outlook and plans for the coming year. Other than the 6% of responding marketers that predict they’ll spend less on banners in 2014, where are all these dollars coming from?

SEO Copywriting: 25 Best Practices for 2014

Writtent Blog

We’ve listed 25 of the best practices of 2014 below. In 2014, SEO copywriting is about quality – well-written optimized content that appeals to humans. The post SEO Copywriting: 25 Best Practices for 2014 appeared first on Inbound & Content Marketing Hub. To the dismay of businesses and marketers, SEO copywriting best practices do not guarantee high SERP rankings. They aren’t a foolproof way to skyrocket sales and conversions rates, either.

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59 Killer Content Marketing Stats: 2014 Edition

Writtent Blog

57% of marketers report custom content is their top marketing priority for 2014. The top 5 content marketing goals in 2014 are brand awareness, lead generation, customer acquisition, thought leadership, and engagement. 58% of B2B marketers will spend more on content in 2014. The post 59 Killer Content Marketing Stats: 2014 Edition appeared first on Inbound & Content Marketing Hub. Content marketing moves incredibly fast.

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Exact Target – 2014 Mobile Behavior Report

Convince & Convert

From ExactTarget , a free study called the 2014 Mobile Behavior Report. yz (Hidden) Blog Sponsors yz (Hidden) Podcast Sponsors

#TBT: Three Can’t-Miss Video Campaigns From Summer 2014

Convince & Convert

Although Labor Day is not the official end of summer, it does cause us to reflect on some of the season’s best memories. And, for the Convince & Convert blog, that can only mean one thing – a summer social media #TBT. Inspired by some of the great video campaigns launched this summer, here are three examples to propel your social media efforts well past the warm weather season. Make sure to plug in your headphones or close the office door and turn up the sound to fully experience these.

Win tix to NAC Orchestra Casual Fridays

Sherrilynne Starkie

I’ve got two tickets to the last NAC Orchestra Casual Friday of the season, taking place June 6, 2014. A Postcard from the New World, features violinist Leila Josefowicz. features in thi s Stravinsky ‘s Baroque-inspired concerto. Then, in a truly ingenious musical postcard that sends his “greetings from the New World”, Dvor?ák’s

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Happy Holidays! The Best Holiday Ads Online in 2014

Devumi

The best holiday ads so far in 2014 have done their usual job of playing some holiday music, selling some great items, and even warming us up a little during this chilly time of year in the Northern Hemisphere. Let’s take a look at the best holiday ads of 2014 and remember that today is about more than commercials. The best holidays ads of 2014. This is key to why it’s one of the best holiday campaigns of 2014. — Missguided (@Missguided) December 2, 2014.

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Back to School 2014: A Social AND Shopping Occasion

Convince & Convert

That chill in the air and football everywhere tells us that Fall is finally back, but for those of us who are parents it means something even more important – school is back! I, like many of you, spent much of our prep time hurtling from store to store with our kids buying everything from supplies to shoes in a mad dash, and now it’s done. But that journey made me wonder – How are others describing this process? Is it the same wild rush for other parents as it is for me? What can we.

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21 Content Marketing Tools to Use in 2014

Writtent Blog

While some of the content marketing tools trending in 2014 are familiar, many of the rest are brand-new and probably worth adding to your program. The post 21 Content Marketing Tools to Use in 2014 appeared first on Inbound & Content Marketing Hub. What if a marketer was only as good as their content marketing tools? I believe there’s actually much more truth to that statement than many of us realize.

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Where’s Social Media Going in 2014?

Mindjumpers

2013 is coming to an end after what has been an interesting year for social media and we think that 2014 isn’t going to be any less interesting. We’ve looked into our crystal ball and made predictions of what we think 2014 has to offer. 1 news source within recent years and this tendency will increase in 2014. And this tendency is definitely going to continue even more in 2014. And this is a trend, which will most likely continue and increase even more in 2014.

37 Speakers To See at State of Search 2014

Bill Hartzer

I’m speaking this year about the latest Google Algorithm Updates at the State of Search conference being held November 17 and 18, 2014, here in Dallas. The post 37 Speakers To See at State of Search 2014 appeared first on Bill Hartzer. Related posts: 33 Speakers I Want To Meet at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 The PubCon Las Vegas 2014 conference is taking place from. After all these years, I still cannot believe that it’s come this far.

12 Speakers You Shouldn’t Miss at Pubcon SFIMA 2014

Bill Hartzer

I’m here a few days early in Fort Lauderdale, getting prepared for the Pubcon SFIMA conference being held on Thursday, April 24, 2014. I’m honored to have been asked to speak on two separate panels this time: 2014 SEO Basics – While many of the core rules of SEO still hold true, there are some tactics that were OK in early 2013 that are not OK in 2014.

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5 Big Twitter Changes, New Facebook Right-Hand Rail Ads & “Pin It” Explores New Platforms | Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Below are highlights of changes on top social media platforms for the week ending April 11, 2014: New on Twitter 5 Big Changes Coming to a Twitter Profile Near You Are you ready?