5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016


In this Part One, I recommend concentrating on and implementing the following “Must Have” tactics in 2016 to see fast, powerful and reliable results in your marketing and sales for your B2C or B2B business. Five “Must Have” Tactics for 2016.

Rio 2016 Tops Twitter in 2016

SocialTimes Twitter

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games was the most-discussed topic on Twitter during 2016. Chief marketing officer Leslie Berland delivered the social network’s wrap-up of 2016 in a blog post , saying that the top 10 global trends on Twitter for 2016 were: 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

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Associations Respond to the 2016 Election Results


A post-election message from AIA’s CEO and 2016 President from AIA Content Team on Vimeo. AHA Statement in Aftermath of 2016 Election.

Twitter Best Practices For 2016


Check out my three Twitter best practices for 2016 and beyond! Twitter Best Practices For 2016. The post Twitter Best Practices For 2016 appeared first on Firebelly | Social Media Marketing & Management Company.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive

Twitter: 187 Million Tweets on 2016 Summer Olympic Games

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter released new data Monday, which analyzed millions of tweets posted about the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) August 16, 2016. Readers: Did you follow the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on Twitter?

Five Top-Rated Social Media Management Tools for 2016 [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Lilach Bullock. What is the “best” social media management tool out right now? Every social media manager has a preferred one that they always use, and it’s usually one of a handful of the top social media management tools on the market.

Twitter, Vine, Periscope Debut Rio 2016 Features

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter, Vine and Periscope are ready for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games from Rio de Janeiro. detailed the social network’s and apps’ Rio 2016 features in a blog post. Twitter users: Are you ready for Rio 2016?

All Facebook Image Dimensions and Ad Specs [2016]

Jon Loomer

The post All Facebook Image Dimensions and Ad Specs [2016] appeared first on Jon Loomer Digital. What are the Facebook image dimensions for ads and pages now? They’re constantly changing. It’s why I need to keep creating new infographics!

Twitter Unveils Emojis for 2016 Paralympic Games

SocialTimes Twitter

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games may be history, but Twitter hasn’t packed up and left Rio de Janeiro yet: The 2016 Paralympic Games begin Wednesday. — snap: cpboficial (@cpboficial) August 31, 2016. — Rio 2016 (@Rio2016) September 2, 2016.

5 Innovative Social Media Campaigns of 2016

Ignite Social Media

While the year isn’t over just yet, a lot has already happened in 2016. The post 5 Innovative Social Media Campaigns of 2016 appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency.

Twitter Preps Brands for 2016 Summer Olympics (Infographic)

SocialTimes Twitter

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games begin Aug. Readers: Are you ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics? Infographics Twitter 2016 Summer Olympic Games advertising Brazil Jay Bavishi Marketing Olympic Games Olympics Research Now Rio de Janeiro Sports Summer Olympics Videos

RIP: Social Media Networks & Features that Died in 2016

Ignite Social Media

Needless to say, a lot of newsworthy events happened in 2016. We will start with maybe one of the more shocking channels that saw its last updates in 2016, Vine. Meerkat was another social platform that went under in 2016.

3 Viral Marketing Lessons from the 2016 Super Bowl Commercials

Talkwalker SM

But when it comes to live events, Super Bowl 2016 showed Twitter is still the platform of choice for viral marketing. SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS social listening super bowl 2016 super bowl commercials viral marketing

10 Standout Social Media Marketing Examples From 2016

Sprout Social

In order to help get those creative juices flowing, we’ve put together a list of some of the top social media marketing examples of 2016. BarkBox was very creative on social media in 2016, with a particular focus on YouTube and Instagram.

Rio 2016: 1.5 Billion Facebook Interactions; 916 Million on Instagram

SocialTimes Facebook

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games spurred 1.5 Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that the five posts that tallied the most likes, comments and shares during Rio 2016 were: Cristiano Ronaldo congratulates Usain Bolt (below). Posted by Michael Phelps on Saturday, August 13, 2016. The top 10 athletes in terms of follower growth during Rio 2016 were: Biles, 1.9 A photo posted by Nj neymarjr (@neymarjr) on Aug 20, 2016 at 5:40pm PDT.

Popular Social Media Topics of 2016

Ignite Social Media

2016 has been a very eventful year, especially in the world of social media marketing. The Ignite Mystery Trip 2016: Destination Revealed , by Jessica Gaylord. 2016 had a lot going on, and i’m sure next year won’t be any different.

49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

in 2016, and 85.8% eMarketer predicts that number will jump to nearly 49% in 2016, and, by 2017, increase to 70.7% B2C marketers are significantly more likely (49%) than B2B marketers (32%) to say they plan to increase activities on Instagram in 2016.

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in the 2016 B2B Marketing Trends report , B2B marketing strategies and practices are in the midst of significant change, driven by new technologies and evolving buyer expectations for more “consumer-like” experiences.

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20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

As a consequence, digital marketing budgets are predicted to increase by double-digit percentages this year, with the Internet becoming the largest medium for advertising in 2016—ahead of TV. The Internet will become the largest medium for advertising in 2016 (ahead of TV).

Why the Rebirth of Email Is Coming in 2016

Convince & Convert

Prediction #1: We’ll see many more positive media stories about email marketing than negative in 2016. Beacons, geofences, mobile bar codes, and app behavior triggers will further intertwine email and mobile in 2016 and beyond. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments

Ari Herzog

A year after disabling blog comments, I’m bringing them back. At the time, I removed commenting partially because more people were sharing posts on social media than taking the time to write a comment and also because it was unproductive to manage increased spam.

How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

2016 Social Media & Digital Marketing Predictions . How to Build an Emotional Brand – 8 Foundations to More Human Brand Connections 10 Questions You Must Answer Yourself Before Hiring a Social Media Agency in 2016.

4 things you need to do in 2016 to be a better content marketer

Janet Fouts

4 things you need to do to make 2016 the year you rock content marketing. Social Media Tips and Tricks Social Media Tools Content Marketing

115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Facebook LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Marketing Twitter future of social media Instagram millennials Reddit social media facts social media news social media statistics 2016 TumblrGuest post by Josh Wardini.

Facebook Introduces Rio 2016 Features

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook introduced a host of features in advance of Friday’s Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Facebook users: Are you ready for Rio 2016?

Why 2016 Will Be the Year of Video Marketing

Convince & Convert

Here are just some of the many reasons 2016 is the year of video marketing. 2016 is the year of video. Download the “5 Reasons Video MUST Be Part of Your 2016 Marketing Budget” infographic. January has come and gone, and February slipped out the door right behind it.

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Social Media Demographic Insights from the 2016 Presidential Race


Demographics Pro has analyzed the Twitter and Instagram reach of 8 presidential candidates in a new report released today, splitting their audiences by age, marital status, parental status, ethnicity, personal income and location by early primary and swing state.

10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

Based on Talkwalker’s new and improved Instagram analytics (and our own appreciation), here are 10 brands killing it on Instagram to kickstart your social media strategy for the last months of 2016. between July 27th and September 8th , 2016).

Twitter, Facebook Suit Up for UEFA EURO 2016

SocialTimes Facebook

UEFA EURO 2016 kicked off Friday with host France’s 2-1 win over Romania, and Twitter and Facebook have soccer fans covered through the tournament’s final July 10. — UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) June 8, 2016. Readers: Are you ready for UEFA EURO 2016?

True or False? Revisiting Our 2016 Social Media Predictions

Ignite Social Media

2016 proved to be an exciting year in social media. At the end of 2015 , we made a list of predictions that we thought would happen in 2016. Just a few of our 2016 predictions and what ultimately became of them.

Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

SocialTimes Facebook

With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted. The social network pointed out that its initial hackathon of 2016 was also its 50th companywide hackathon, so it was dubbed the Global Hack Jubilee.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

billion in the third quarter of 2016, up 56 percent from $4.5 billion, and mobile represented 84 percent of total ad revenue in the third quarter of 2016, up from 78 percent in the year-earlier period. The 2016 presidential election spurred more than 5.3

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Rio 2016, Week One: Michael Phelps Wins Facebook Gold

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook users have spent the first week of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games focused on the pool (and hoping it doesn’t turn green). Michael Phelps was the most-talked-about Olympic athlete on the social network during the first week of competition, while swimming was the most discussed event, and Canada was the top country discussing Rio 2016 in terms of percentage of monthly active users. Readers: Did you interact on Facebook during the first week of Rio 2016?

How to Make Money Online in 2016: An Unexpected Approach

Viper Chill

As we enter the first week of a brand new year, your motivations are probably higher than ever to make 2016 the year to finally achieve all you’ve been dreaming of.

2016 Marketing Predictions from 10 Top Influencers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The year 2016 is gearing up to be a game-changer in the realm of marketing and across several categories, and if one wants to survive in this ever-evolving landscape, it’s vital to take a close look at what’s coming.

Introducing the 2016 State of Social Marketing Report

Simply Measured

I’m excited to share with you our 2016 State of Social Marketing Report. The 2016 State of Social Marketing Report is plentiful with stats you can’t find anywhere else and a broad view of common strategies on each social channel. New channel specific trends for 2016.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

billion in 2016. For 2016, Instagram is the top social channel marketers plan to invest more advertising in (72%), followed by Facebook (61%), Pinterest (41%), Snapchat (36%) and Amazon (34%). Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. 70% of the U.S.

The Future of Social Media (And How to Prepare For It): The State of Social Media 2016 Report

Buffer Social

To better understand how social media marketing is changing, we collected data from over 1,200 marketers to create the State of Social Media 2016 report. Thanks so much for checking out our State of Social 2016 report.

The State of Link Building 2016: What I Learned Manually Analysing 1,000 Search Results

Viper Chill

The pageview count for May 2016 was 87,000. As this is a behind the scenes report on what still works in 2016, I wanted to make it clear that this is still happening today and people are benefiting from it massively. Do private blog network’s still work?