Conversation Gained-How to Determine Influence in B2B Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

I don’t know a marketer out there that would say that influence in social media is not a commodity, if you know how to leverage it. I do however, know a lot of marketers out there, who struggle with determining and identifying influence in social media and because of that, can not leverage it; and that’s NOT a commodity! Discussions on influence in social have been around since social began. B2B influencers?

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The #1 Reason Why Your Social Media Has Zero Return on Investment in 2018

Pam Moore

Do you feel stuck in a rut when it comes to achieving your business goals and utilizing social media to help you do such? Even some of the most savvy social marketers are finding themselves ready to throw in the towel with social media for business in 2018. According to a recent study from the DMA, only 48% of marketers believe they are receiving a positive return on their investment in social media. Social media is not rocket science.

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What You Need to Know About Influencer Marketing in 2018: FREE Webinar Nov 30th

Pam Moore

Do you want to tap into the power of influencer marketing but don't know where to start? Or maybe you have tried utilizing influencer marketing only to experience frustration in finding the right influencers, knowing how to engage them and lack of overall business results for your efforts? If you are excited to hop on one of the hottest trends in marketing and want to learn how to leverage influencer marketing for your business, you landed on the right blog post today!

Don’t Listen to the Facebook Fear Mongers – What You Need to Know on Newsfeed Changes 2018 Webinar

Pam Moore

I am hosting a free Facebook in 2018 Webinar training that will provide you in simple english what you need to know about marketing your business on Facebook in 2018 plus the details of the latest announcement from Facebook. Sign up for the webinar here -> Ge t a Grip on Facebook Marketing in 2018 – What You Need to Know! Mark is changing the goal for his product team from “finding meaningful content to having meaningful social interactions.”

3 Reasons Your Boss Didn’t Approve Your Social Media Budget and Plan

Pam Moore

” Do you have what you think is an amazing social media or digital marketing plan? This blog post includes the following: Top 3 reasons your social media budget and plan are not getting approved. Replay of a webinar I recently hosted with 3 Easy Steps to Get Your Social Media Budget Approved and Boss on Board with Your Plan ( grab a seat to the replay ). ” A social media plan is far more than throwing pretty visuals at Instagram or Facebook.

Cision?s new social media influencer tool

Sherrilynne Starkie

Having recently used one of Cision’s tools to try to build a social media influencer tool, and finding it wanting, I’m pretty interested in a new tool being launched today. . Social Influencer Discovery module for Cision Communications Cloud enables communicators to identify and develop relationships with social media influencers. Aligning influencer communications efforts with broader social media initiatives.

10 Power Tips to Create Facebook Content that Owns the News Feed Like a BOSS

Pam Moore

Register for my free live training Webinar Thursday, February 8th at 2pm et -> “ 10 Power Tips to Create Facebook Content that Owns the News Feed Like a BOSS ” The biggest concern any smart social, digital or content marketer should have right now is ensuring they understand the changes Facebook announced and that they know how to quickly adapt to new strategies and tactics that keep their content in the news feed. Influencer Marketing 2018 Training Webinar (free!).

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Why your social media isn’t working

Sherrilynne Starkie

The adage holds true in the world of social and digital media where the pace of change is constant. Despite sinking time and resources into social media, many companies are not seeing the results they want. Bringing in a certified social media consultant can turn things around quickly. Surprisingly, one of the most common roadblocks to social media success is a lack of strategy. Want to get real business benefits from social media?

Last Minute Additions to Your 2018 Social Media Strategy

Ignite Social Media

Take a look back at your learnings from 2017 for a reminder of where you are headed in 2018. A few last-minute additions for your 2018 strategy are to include more video, use Pinterest for Search, activate micro-influencers and determine a role for Messenger. Video will continue to grow in importance in 2018. Quality video content is still paramount so keep in mind these best practices when creating video content for social. . Activate Micro-Influencers.

3 Outdated Influencer Marketing Practices to Leave in 2018

Social Media Today

With influencer marketing on the rise, here are three common influencer strategies that its time to dump from your approach

How Social Media and Influencers Have Radically Changed B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and influencer marketing have each significantly impacted the work of B2B marketers. Social Media Marketing Becomes a Thing. According to Google Trends, search interest in social media marketing took off in late 2008 / early 2009.

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The #1 Reason Why Your Social Media Has Zero Return on Investment in 2018

Pam Moore

Do you feel stuck in a rut when it comes to achieving your business goals and utilizing social media to help you do such? Even some of the most savvy social marketers are finding themselves ready to throw in the towel with social media for business in 2018. According to a recent study from the DMA, only 48% of marketers believe they are receiving a positive return on their investment in social media. Social media is not rocket science.

Why real social media experts are also great writers

Sherrilynne Starkie

The ability to tell good stories well will be THE disruptive marketing trend for 2018. Why is good writing important for social media success? This takes writing skills and talents across the range of media categories. In owned media, the writer will produce blog posts, social media updates, web content, speeches, video scripts and more. Are you sure your social media expert has the writing chops it takes to succeed?

New report resurrects AVE measurement for influencer campaigns

Sherrilynne Starkie

That’s why I was surprised to see the concept resurrected in a recent report from InfluencerDB , an influencer marketing software company, which uses Earned Media Value (EMV), the cash value of attention a brand gets on social media. The report explains: “Earned Media Value is the equivalent cost of advertising that would garner the same amount of exposure as postings mentioning a brand campaign, based on followers and a US$5 CPM (cost-per-mille).”.

Influencer relations: how to build trust

Sherrilynne Starkie

Yes, PR has changed drastically since social and digital media disrupted the publishing industry. One of the biggest changes is the rise of ‘Influencer Relations” We used to focus on media professionals as the core influencer group and we still do. Here’s six rules for good influencer relations. No tricks, evasion or hiding the facts; with a lot of influencer groups that’s just like waving a red flag to a bull.

15 Golden Rules of Content Marketing in 2018

Pam Moore

Now businesses large and small must learn not just how to inspire and engage their audiences with content, they must also learn the technologies, mediums, social networks and how to orchestrate them all together to somehow rise above the noise. This training is guaranteed to help you lay a solid foundation for your content marketing strategy in 2018 and beyond! Want the blueprint for social marketing success right now?

Top 5 Reasons Your Social Media is Not Working in 2018 and How to Fix it

Pam Moore

Are you doing everything the “experts” tell you to do but still are not seeing measurable business results with your online marketing, social media and digital marketing efforts? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired of no ROI from your time and money invested into social media? Is it time you finally acknowledge that your social media efforts are simply NOT WORKING? You are still looking for the social media easy button.

Stop Listening to Social Media Gurus and Build Your Own Digital and Social Marketing Plan

Pam Moore

However, particularly when it comes to social media and digital marketing, it is very easy to quickly fall into a rabbit hole or wild social media goose chase where you wind up chasing some shiny new social object that could drive you to wasted days, weeks or even months of your time. The same thing goes for most of the content you will find in the digital and social space… it’s often one-off content.

How to Become a Social Media Influencer in 2018

Socialmedia.biz

In 2018, it might seem like the market is oversaturated with social media influencers; but you shouldn’t let that discourage you from becoming one if it’s what you really want. That said, becoming the best influencer you can be takes quite a bit of work. In fact, when it comes to making your mark on the internet as a social media influencer, the more specific , the better. Collaborate with other influencers.

4 Emerging Social Media Platforms To Watch In 2019

Social Media Strategies Summit

In the midst of 4th quarter marketing campaigns and the race to end 2018 with a bang, marketers should also start looking ahead to the new year. It’s a good time to take stock of your social media marketing strategies to assess what’s working and where you have room to improve. There is a lot of chatter about emerging social media sites, and where brands should make investments in 2019. So how is a social media marketer to decide?

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. This is the great struggle for the enterprise in social media. The bottom line is that creating a solid, measurable, B2B social media strategy is extremely difficult, and to say that the enterprise just doesn’t have a clue, though it makes for great copy, just isn’t true. A home run in B2B social media from an engagement standpoint for some companies might be 1%.

Ignite Social Media + Visit the Outer Banks = Winning Work

Ignite Social Media

We’re proud to announce that alongside our client, Visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina (Outer Banks) we’ve won the Shorty Award in the Large Media Buying Strategy category. The Shorty awards recognize the most influential, popular, and culturally relevant brands, organizations, agencies, campaigns and influencers across social media. The Shorty awards are in their 10 th year and they continue to be one of the highest honors within the social media space.

Five content marketing tricks of a great social media consultant

Sherrilynne Starkie

As in most professions, an experienced social media consultant knows certain tricks of the trade to content marketing work better, faster, easier. There is no doubt that social media, when done right, is a time suck. A social media consultant should invested in productive work, and use automation to perform repetitive tasks. There are free tools such as Google Alerts, Social Mention and Mentionmapp. Special Tricks.

The Last Thing Your Target Customer and Audience Wants From You is More Content

Pam Moore

As the social ecosystem of “experts” broke down, blogged about, and summarized their thoughts on these changes, what surprised me the most was how many marketers that claim to be experts in this space were shocked to see these changes. Facebook and other top social networks have been migrating toward a pay to play model for the last 3-5+ years. Why do they spend time on social networks where their target customer isn't even hanging out on?

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. Companies often call a consultant in because social media is not working. A social media consultant’s number one job is to set a strategy that aligns with the organizational goals and objectives. A lot of people think of social media as marketing, and it’s an important part. Using social media to attract customers is often where a business starts.

3 Reasons Your Boss Didn’t Approve Your Social Media Budget and Plan

Pam Moore

” Do you have what you think is an amazing social media or digital marketing plan? This blog post includes the following: Top 3 reasons your social media budget and plan are not getting approved. Replay of a webinar I recently hosted with 3 Easy Steps to Get Your Social Media Budget Approved and Boss on Board with Your Plan ( grab a seat to the replay ). ” A social media plan is far more than throwing pretty visuals at Instagram or Facebook.

The Power of Facebook Marketing in 2018 is Real. Are you Ready?

Pam Moore

Is your Facebook marketing strategy and business Page ready for 2018? 2018 is going to be more challenging than ever for brands wanting to tap into the power of 1.37 The power of Facebook for businesses big and small in 2018 is real. Register for my free webinar “Facebook Marketing in 2018: How to Conduct a 10-Point Facebook Page Audit” to ensure you are ready to stomp your competition! Social Profit Factor Training Academy and Marketing Nutz Can Help! .

Top Five: Tidal Wave of New Social Media Features

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top Five: Tidal Wave of New Social Media Features. This week's must-know news from the world of social media includes new features and functions from Instagram, Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn and Twitter. May 23, 2018. May 23, 2018. May 23, 2018. Klout, once known as the arbiter of social media influence is shutting down. May 23, 2018. May 23, 2018. REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers .

Content Marketing for Regulated, Boring and Unsexy Industries

Pam Moore

In 2018 there is even more pressure on marketers and business leaders in businesses of every size to continuously create content to drive conversation, engagement and sales. The social and digital web is getting noisier and standing out from the crowd is a challenge if you don't understand the ecosystem, your audience, and how your business can provide the most relevant and unique value possible. How to Subscribe to Social Zoom Factor Podcast .

2018 Social Media Trends Report: 10 Key Insights Into the Present and Future of Social Media

Buffer Social

Social media is changing at a rapid pace. For example, the content format Stories was introduced on several major social media platforms slightly more than a year ago. To succeed on social media, it’s essential to stay ahead of the curve and understand the latest social media trends. Together with our State of Social 2018 report , we put together a comprehensive social media trends report.

How to Hire and Partner with a Social Media Marketing Agency for Maximum Success and ROI

Pam Moore

Hiring a social media marketing agency is a big decision. Unfortunately many business and marketing leaders think they can quickly hire a social media agency to generate some fast buzz and a viral video. The truth is that social media is NOT a silo. A good social media agency will help you integrate social media into your business. Have you considered hiring a social media agency but not sure where to start?

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5 Social Media Marketing Tips that Businesses Can Learn from Influencers

Social Media Today

More and more businesses are turning to influencers because they understand their audience. Here are some tips you can take from how successful influencers build their followings

How to Build Your Personal Brand to Inspire, Connect and Grow Your Business in 2018

Pam Moore

Or is an investment in my personal brand only needed if I am looking to be some kind of super famous online social rock star or self centered narcissist?” Register for my free personal branding webinar June 7th, at 2pm et -> “ How to Build Your Personal Brand to Grow Your Business ” YOU are the MEDIA! Did you know that you are the media? Yes, you personally are the media. Social currency on the web today = attention plus action.

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2018 Content Marketing Trends, Predictions + Editorial Calendar Template

Pam Moore

Content marketing in 2018 is going to hit a new dimension of importance, organization and integration. Smart and savvy marketers know the days of throwing social spaghetti at the wall and hoping it sticks are over and done. The social web is getting noisier by the minute. If you are ready to once and for all see a real return on your investment in social media and digital marketing you need to look deeper than the follows, clicks and retweets. Social Post.

Your CEO Hired a New Social Media Agency? Here’s How to Partner With them and Not Get Fired

Pam Moore

Subject line reads… “New Social Media Agency Kickoff Meeting Tomorrow.” Just 6 short months ago you were hired to lead the charge with social media. Before you start freaking out, take a listen to episode 241 of the Social Zoom Factor podcast. We have seen social media managers and directors jet set to VP and higher roles when embracing us an agency. Need some help with social media marketing? It's Monday morning.

Using Social Media Activism in the 2018 Election to Get a Win for your Party

Devumi

Politicians, and their supporters, are increasingly using social media activism to get wider public support. Find out how this strategy works and how you can effectively employ it to help your candidates and party win during the coming 2018 election in the USA. Understanding how social media activism works Social media activism is the act […].

The Many Faces of Digital Influence

Direct Marketing Observations

I’ve been in the search and social media space long enough to know that without a doubt the two most vexing topics year in and year out are how best to leverage a brands presence in social media and how to engage with influencers. In my opinion, influence in social can have many faces. The face we see the most isn’t an influencer but what I like to call a “frequencer.” Does that mean influence?

The Many Faces of Social Influence

Direct Marketing Observations

I’ve been in the social media space for over 10 years now and without a doubt the two most vexing topics year in and year out are how best to leverage a brands presence in social media and how to engage with influencers. In my opinion, influence in social can have many faces. The face we see the most isn’t an influencer but what I like to call a “frequencer.” Does that mean influence? What are they influencing?

25 Male Influencers To Check Out

Ignite Social Media

When influencer marketing first started, there weren’t many male influencers. Times have changed, and there’s no shortage of social channels to go to if you’re looking for a male opinion. A handful of years back we gave you 100 women bloggers to check out , now let’s see how many men bloggers (now referred to as influencers as they don’t always have a blog) we can find! A traveling lifestyle influencer from Lithuania, he writes about his habits and lifestyle designs.

Is Your Social Media Content Really Top of News Feed Worthy?

Pam Moore

The truth is marketers have no guarantee their content will be seen on any medium, platform or social network, by anyone, let alone their target audience. Though it may be tempting to be the loudest or most negative marketer in the social room to grab attention, the truth is these tactics are likely hurting your brand more than helping it. Social Profit Factor Training Academy and Marketing Nutz Can Help! .

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