PR Trends for 2015: 7 To Watch

Waxing UnLyrical

So when PRSA asked me to author a guest post on PR trends for 2015, initially I scratched my head a bit. Make sure [social media influencer] gets a press pass!” PR Trends for 2015. This is, I think, an interesting, unanticipated consequence of our socially networked world. PR Trends for 2015: 7 To Watch is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn PR Trends for 2015: 7 To Watch.

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9 LinkedIn Best Practices For 2015


LinkedIn is still the go-to social network for business professionals and job seekers. Make this your first priority before you start networking or sharing your business on LinkedIn. 3 Network. The post 9 LinkedIn Best Practices For 2015 appeared first on Firebelly Marketing | Social Media Marketing Agency. It’s a great tool to showcase your business and your employees.


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Social Networking In Your Face

Ari Herzog

Jena Kingsley is the latest in a series of comedians to poke fun at social networking systems by forcefully interacting with people in public places and proving that our online lives are silly when taken literally. The lingo and the descriptive language, such as friends on Facebook vs connections on LinkedIn, frustrates my students when I explain the basics of social media. Media culture identity networking Youtube

Top 15 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts Of 2015


The 15 most-read posts on our social media marketing blog in 2015! IS IT TIME TO REMOVE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS FROM YOUR WEBSITE? 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. 3 WAYS TO IMPROVE SOCIAL MEDIA ROI IN 2015. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: PROCESS MATTERS. SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT MUST-HAVE: SPROUT SOCIAL. Here they are.

35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

Webbiquity SMM

Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr,, the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks. And with Google+ being deprecated , social networking now primarily means the “big three” of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, plus Pinterest now at #4.

Snapchatting loses top banker his job

Sherrilynne Starkie

Snapchat, the social network favoured by teens and millennials, is a messaging mobile app that lets users share photos and videos with their friends knowing that after a few seconds the message will disappear and be deleted from the recipients’ devices. It’s a cautionary tale for those who use social media without really understanding the functions and risks involved (both father and daughter in case, it would seem). Featured Headline Social Media snapchat Social Networks

37 Sensational Facts and Stats About the Seven Most Popular Social Networks

Webbiquity SMM

Those are just a few of the social network-specific findings from the recently-released Digital 2021 Global Overview Report , compiled by We Are Social and Hootsuite. Total monthly active users increased 77% from 2015 to 2020. Other Social Media Platforms.

49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. But there are no guarantees that leadership will last, and the social networking landscape is constantly evolving. marketers used the site in 2015, and that figure is expected to approach 70% by 2017) while Google+ is struggling (though it has 300 million active monthly users worldwide, less than 6 million made any public posts in 2015). Image credit: Social Media Examiner.

Which social network is best for my business?

Lucy Hall

Which social network is best for me and my business? And there are now heaps of channels and social media platforms a business can get set up on for free, some are more popular than others. Each social network has it’s advantages and of course some have disadvantages. It has to be said that you don’t necessarily have to be active on all of the networks otherwise you may find you will be spreading yourself too thin.

Advanced Social Media Course – August Sydney 2015

Laurel Papworth

Shares Looking for an advanced social media course in Sydney ? Covering Facebook, Twitter, blogs, social media strategy writing for clients, step by step campaigns, measurement and analytics, and dealing with trolls and negative criticism on Facebook and other social media sites? August 3rd-5th 2015. How do I write a social media strategy for my organisation and what should it contain. Social Ads : Facebook, Twitter, YouTube cards and embeds and … help!

4 Concepts Your Online Marketing Should be Ready for in 2015

The Social Media Incubator

So instead of telling you what is going to happen in 2015, we will offer a few items to watch for. If you haven’t heard of the new social media site, there’s a good chance you will in 2015. The site offers a simple, easy, ad-free social network for its users to share information and status updates, and stresses that user information will not be shared with third party sites. While that continues, you can almost count on 2015 bringing more of it.

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Video is The New King of Content Marketing


This is particularly true of social media content, which has become the latest and most brutal marketing battleground. Content Marketing Engagement Facebook Marketing & Communication Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Network Trends YouTube Branding content content marketing social media marketing Video YoutubeVideo content is taking over.

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How To Know Which Social Networks Are Best For Your Brand


Which social networks should your brand be on? To make things easier for you, the good people at Sprout Social have created this infographic detailing demographics on the most popular social networks. The post How To Know Which Social Networks Are Best For Your Brand appeared first on Firebelly Marketing | Social Media Marketing Agency. Infographics Social Media Management Social Media Marketing10 FACE /

Pinterest is NOT a social network! + tips for rocking Pinterest for Biz!

Lucy Hall

Pinterest is NOT a social network! – This statement came straight from the horses mouth at Social Media Week London. Pinterest is NOT a social network! i.e – ‘Blue front room ideas’ instead of ‘blue and beautiful’ The post Pinterest is NOT a social network! appeared first on Lucy Hall - Social Media.

Like, Share,Tweet – Is that All You Can Do on Social Media?

Waxing UnLyrical

According to a non-exhaustive list on Wikipedia , there are more than 200 social media sites across the globe. Although you may have thought otherwise, social media is not limited to Facebook or Twitter. Mainstream social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter undoubtedly let you reach a much wider audience, than niche networks like Care2 or Untappd. How can you diversify your social media channels? Like, Share,Tweet – Is that All You Can Do on Social Media?

One Suprising Way To Skyrocket Your Profile Views On LinkedIn

SocMed Sean

Having worked in social media and digital marketing for quite a while now , I often get asked questions by my clients about gaining more Twitter followers , attracting new Facebook fans or generating more subscribes to a YouTube channel. As human beings living in a digital world, our ability to advance our careers and increase our professional network has become more intertwined with our online presence.

How many Twitter users actually tweet?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Twitter has almost 284 million users however nearly 24 million of them never issue updates via the social networking platform, according to data filed by Twitter with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Once we have a handle on this, we can understand better which content resonates most and can foster social conversations around it to expand the digital footprint. Featured Headline Social Media Twitter

Should Inbound Links Play An Important Part Of Your Content Marketing Strategy?

SocMed Sean

Trying to decide whether social media links are as valuable as incoming links from other blogs? Blogs Featured Social Media content marketing inbound search seo social media social networking strategyConfused about the value of developing inbound links? Wondering whether it would be worth your while to buy inbound links from sites like Fiverr? If these are questions you’ve been pondering, take a look at the Slideshare presentation below.

The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

A staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. The sheer amount of traffic that social media sites see every day makes it an insurmountable task to manage multiple social profiles manually. Social media automation addresses this challenge beautifully. Guest Post by Vasudha Veeranna.

The Importance of Local Activation on Social Media: India


Our ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world helps us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production and response management. It’s a network filled with talented people who possess great knowledge of social media in their local context – one of them being Khyati Gandhi from India who shares some of her great insights on the topic below. . Social behavior varies across demographics.

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Against a backdrop of a national discussion regarding what tactics are most effective to create social change, the case for dialogue can at least be moderately made, even if it has limitations. The thing is, definitions exist in the larger social context and fabric of society, so how a word is defined is largely based on rhetorical, moral, and political goals. Feminist,” “terrorist” or “conservative,” on the other hand, carry social weight. Hey there, #WUL.

How to Measure PR and Marketing Outcomes on Snapchat

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite Fein’s experience, it appears that Snapchat is a closed alternative to Facebook or Instagram for social communication. PlayStation Social Media Strategist Genny Harrison says that the gaming community hasn’t found Snapchat as useful to build community as other industries have. “In Indeed, many of the social marketers and PR practitioners that I reached out to are perplexed by Snapchat although most agree that the potential audience is compelling.

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Facebook Pages are getting mobile friendly

Sherrilynne Starkie

The social network will be soon introducing new sections to Pages, so different types of businesses can feature prominently the most relevant content. Facebook has just announced that business pages are getting a whole lot more mobile friendly thanks to new features and functions designed with hand-held devices in mind. There are 45 million businesses using Facebook pages to reach more than 1.5 billion people.

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Will private conversations change Twitter?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social network Twitter has introduced a new feature: Private Conversations and it just might be a game changer. Featured Headline Social Media Twitter Online Communities Recognize these models? unfinishedbusiness. The group function lets users start conversations with their followers and all participants are not required to be following one another to take part.

Funny Friday: What Twitter Needs

SocMed Sean

I know, it’s a bit snarky, but after seeing about 20 different “let me show you how to use Twitter” posts in my Twitter feed today, it just seems to me that there are apparently quite a few social media “experts” out there who don’t get that people using Twitter must already know how to use Twitter. Featured Social Media Twitter cartoon comic humor social media social networking tips

Nine years of Twitter

Sherrilynne Starkie

I use it to communicate with reporters and other news professionals too; it’s often their preferred social network. According to Social Mention , about 13 per cent of my 12,325 followers have a professional interest in social media or marketing; no surprises there. Featured Headline Twitter PR public relations Social MediaTwitter has been around now for nine years; during that short time it’s changed both the PR profession and practitioners alike.

FINALLY! A Viable Solution For Posting Photos To Instagram From Your Desktop!

SocMed Sean

In the upper-left corner of Hootsuite, click on your profile photo.This will bring up a list of your information and show the social networks that you have connected to Hootsuite. Next, click the blue button with a big plus sign that says “Add A Social Network” 5. Featured Instagram Social Media android Apple hootsuite instagram iPad iPhone social media tablet tech tips

Which social network is best for my business?

Lucy Hall

Which social network is best for me and my business? And there are now heaps of channels and social media platforms a business can get set up on for free, some are more popular than others. Each social network has it's advantages and of course some have disadvantages. It has to be said that you don't necessarily have to be active on all of the networks otherwise you may find you will be spreading yourself too thin.

What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging

Visually SM

While social platforms still continue to expand, they are facing increasing competition from OTT messaging services, and in some countries social networks have been completely surpassed in use by private messengers. Some analysts believe private messaging could soon overtake social in worldwide adoption, and major social media companies are taking this threat seriously. The mobile lifestyle goes beyond social. Social Media social media twitter

Social Media Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in India


Our ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world helps us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production and response management. It’s a network of very talented people who possess great knowledge of social media in their local context – one of them being Nishanth Krish from India who shares his insights into the social media trends, prospects and challenges in India right now.

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One Social Media Metric to Rule Them All

Visually SM

Please excuse the nerdy headline—I’ve been on a real “Lord of the Rings” kick recently—but if I can borrow some of Mr. Tolkien’s flare for the dramatic, I will say that there really is one social media metric out there should be monitored more closely than the rest. 5 Important Social Media Stats You Should Monitor. Post count refers to the amount of social media posts that you create across all of your social networks and profiles. Social Media

How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Convince & Convert

Social Media Strategy Social Media Tools facebook facebook live medium periscope Social Media Marketing social media strategy social networks twitter twitter mentionsImage via For years, Twitter has rolled out new features to make its service more like Facebook. Images in the tweet stream. Profile pages. Video. A more robust ad platform.

Why Social Networks Need to Be Part of Your Holiday Sales Strategy

Ignite Social Media

Convenient, GlobalWebIndex just released some fascinating stats around product research on social platforms. According to the study, 37% of internet users use social networks to research products and brands. That’s a large leap from the 28% back in 2015. Among 16-24-year-olds, social networks are now just 6 percentage points behind search engines for product research. We’re just two weeks away from the biggest shopping push of the year.

Should Your Movie Be On Tsu [A New Social Networking Platform]

Social Media Network Marketing

As Mentioned In : [link] Soon after Ello came Tsu – [pronounced as Sue] Social Networking Platform. I work as Freelance Social Media Network Online Professional. Very similar to the way you would have the look and feel of Facebook. Tsu keeps growing on an exponential basis. If you check out the Alexa ranking for the website, the growth curve looks like a hockey stick, the true sign of a website that is going viral.

Smarter Ways to Measure Authoritative Content

Waxing UnLyrical

First, I’m going to do the possibly douchey thing of quoting myself, primarily to provide context for this post (I don’t want to assume you read last week’s post): The reason social advertising is becoming so successful is that people are consuming and sharing content, significantly via mobile devices, and significantly via social networks, now more than ever before. Then social really started coming into its own.

Quit Renting Your Audience in Social Media

Convince & Convert

Smart companies are now using leased social communities (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al) to drive participation in owned social communities. Owned, on-domain social communities offer more control, enhanced engagement and interaction capabilities, deeper customer insight opportunities, and reliable reach. Why did we move from owned social to leased social in the first place?

50+ Social Media Comics And Cartoons For Use Your Presentations

SocMed Sean

I have been publishing my social media cartoons and comics for a while now and I often get emails or tweets asking whether someone can use one of my comics in their book or presentation. So, with that clarified, here are 25 of my social media comics all in one spot. –Sean Twitter, The Ultimate Link Farm UnSocial Social Media – Surfing LinkedIn Profiles As Anonymous The Funny Perspective of Technophobes Should we ask doctors to tweet and post on Facebook?

Introduction To Real-Time Content Marketing

Visually SM

The marketing world has exploded with social content initiatives in the last few years, and when combined with the urgency and real-time expectations of audience and customers, and new marketing discipline has emerged, one that call “real time content marketing.” Social-network distribution. Others look at social media in a start-and-stop manner, and by doing so they are allowing social networks to fully control their marketing conversation by simply ignoring it.

How to Use Social Media And Stay Couth

Waxing UnLyrical

If you ask any expert how to use social media, they will probably tell you it comes down to two verbs: 1. But if you’re just going to listen, without doing much else, you’re basically using social media as a monitoring tool, and not much else. How to use social media (not). One of the fascinating things about watching people engage on social media is seeing them get caught in a war of words when there’s really no need for it.

106 More Amazing Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 and 2015

Webbiquity SMM

Or have too many social media marketing statistics.” ” Well, she actually only said the first part (which is debatable), but certainly would have said the second part (which isn’t) had social media been around in the 1930s. How effective is social media in comparison to other digital marketing channels? How does B2B social media marketing differ in effectiveness from B2C use? Which network drives half of all social traffic to B2B websites and blogs?