5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Ace Social Listening in 2019

Waxing UnLyrical

Continuous customer feedback is the bedrock of innovation because companies that listen innovate. Identify Relevant Groups, Communities. Groups and communities enhance the feeling of community , which is core to social media. Guest Post by Amos Onwukwe.

Is blogging still relevant in 2019?

Sherrilynne Starkie

In 2019 we are experiencing a resurgence in corporate blogging. For the first time in nine years, a greater proportion of Fortune 500 companies use blogs compared to that of Inc. 500 companies, according to new research from Umass Dartmouth. .

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags in 2019

Later

on your Instagram posts in 2019. The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags in 2019 will help you understand everything you need to know about using Instagram hashtags to get more followers, improve your posts’ engagement rates and build a community around your business. .

3 Major Changes Coming to Facebook in 2019

Later

There are some big Facebook changes coming soon in 2019, with the company’s focus shifting to community and privacy. Here are the new features and changes coming to Facebook in 2019: Facebook Update #1: A New Mission and Focus on Privacy.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

Social Media Dos and Don’ts for 2019

The Realtime Report

Social Media Dos and Don’ts for 2019. Remember that what you post on your personal social media accounts can affect how people view your company. However, many other areas of your company impact customer acquisition and revenue growth.

Transformational CSR: When a pro-bono client metamorphizes into a cultural change agent within an agency

Waxing UnLyrical

For most companies, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means giving back to the surrounding community. Companies choose to give because it’s the right thing to do, and it directly impacts the communities in which their employees live and work.

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How Companies Are Using Social Media to Show Appreciation

Socialmedia.biz

Social media is a great avenue for companies that want to improve their customer service. The company’s customer support Twitter account is there to help customers know when they have updates to their products and to answer questions.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. When we asked “What does digital competitive advantage mean to your company? Align community with member retention programs.

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9 Ways to Increase Instagram Engagement in 2019

Later

Wondering how to increase Instagram engagement in 2019? Thankfully, Instagram is still one of the best places to market your brand online, gain a loyal following, and build a community that supports your business. Instagram’s roots are in community building, and that shouldn’t change.

What 777,367,063 Facebook Posts Tell Us About Successful Content in 2019 (New Research)

Buffer Social

Facebook marketing in 2019 isn’t dead. In our upcoming State of Social Media 2019 Report ( releasing January 16th ) we found that 93.7 Today we’re excited to share everything we learned about the most successful posts to help guide your Facebook marketing strategy in 2019.

10 Never-fail Marketing Strategies for ECommerce in 2019

Pixlee

With a large portion of the customer base skewing younger, brands are adjusting their tactics to reach Millennials and Gen Z customers more than ever before and with these 10 ecommerce marketing strategies, brands can succeed in 2019 and beyond. With the amount of user-generated content available on social media and the impact it has on engagement, social storefronts will only become more popular in 2019. Social media should tie heavily towards community-driven initiatives.

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How to Create a Killer Instagram Bio in 2019

Later

Ready to learn what it takes to create a killer Instagram bio in 2019? But The Wing isn’t trying to attract anyone who’s female — only those who identify with their “advancement of women through community” credo. When was the last time you updated your Instagram bio ?

Top Five: Happy 15th Birthday to GMail

Sherrilynne Starkie

“On April 2nd, your Google+ account and any Google+ pages you created will be shut down and we will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts,” the company said in a notice in late January.

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The Case for Building a Fiercely Loyal Community

SocialFish

She is a seasoned business coach, strategist, advisor and speaker who helps business owners set their companies apart from the pack. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Sarah advises her international clients on how to build a thriving, successful community, how to increase social media effectiveness, and how to develop a remarkable online and offline business presence. I know you may be thinking “Why do I need to read about the case for building a community?

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

Here are 5 quick tips that you can easily implement today to get your company dominating on social media (if you want even more tips, check out our book with over 80+ pages of social media advice for social good companies )…. “I don’t have time for social media.”. “I

The Secret to Instagram Success: Square’s Community Curation Strategy

Buffer Social

Yet for some reason, many brands overlook or fail to tap into the vast resource that is their community. For financial technology company Square their community of entrepreneurs and business owners is at the very core of their social media strategy, most prominently on Instagram.

Strategic Planning for Our One Very Brief and Precious Life

Waxing UnLyrical

Living my purpose led me to create a consultancy, Joyful Planet , focused on helping individuals and organizations discover and actively live their purpose to unleash greater success, fulfillment and joy in their personal lives, their workplaces and their communities.

10 Reasons a Content Calendar Is Your Most Important Marketing Tool in 2019 [Template Included]

Pam Moore

Our 2019 Content Marketing Calendar template is here and better than ever. Download our 2019 Content Calendar Template here. ). They win when it comes to engagement, community growth and of course also leads and sales.

The Secret to Instagram Success: Square’s Community Curation Strategy

Buffer Social

Yet for some reason, many brands overlook or fail to tap into the vast resource that is their community. For financial technology company Square their community of entrepreneurs and business owners is at the very core of their social media strategy, most prominently on Instagram.

Zuck’s facts about Facebook

Sherrilynne Starkie

He wants people to connect with friends, family and community. And until Mark Zuckerberg offers Facebook’s billions of users a genuine Mea Culpa, the company remains in big trouble. Often when someone has a PR problem, they call people like me to help them fix it.

This Overlooked Marketing Strategy Can Help You Succeed in 2019

Pixlee

Rather than setting forth archaic tenets to build your marketing strategy, a new school of thought is both popular and successful for brands: craft your marketing strategy from community-driven marketing. Your community should be the core focus of your marketing strategy in the year ahead.

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Communication at the Speed of Technology

Waxing UnLyrical

Could this young person have called the insurance company? Guest Post by Gloria Bell. Warning: This post is not going to give you some brilliant insight into some new lightning speed piece of technology. Sorry! Maybe next time!)

Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

I did a website analysis and custom demonstration for a local IT recruiting company recently. This is a very successful company. They need a pipeline of companies that want to hire them to recruit on their behalf. By Peter Caputa.

How to build your social media marketing strategy for 2019

Sprout Social

Do you have your social media marketing strategy squared away for 2019? To keep your brand from sitting on the sidelines, we’ve broken down the steps to developing a social media marketing plan to carry you through 2019 with a sense of purpose. For example, shooting for a million new Instagram followers in 2019 isn’t going to happen. Sample Social Media Goals for 2019. A post shared by Superdawg Drive-in (@superdawgdrivein) on Jan 24, 2019 at 4:56pm PST.

Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

2 LinkedIn’s new ways to track companies. LinkedIn Pages, a refresh of LinkedIn Company Pages, help people engage with companies and organizations, and to connect with the people behind the company. Are you making the most of these features on your company’s Page?

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How to deal with Gmail’s new Promotions Tab

SocialFish

The text in red is what you tailor to your company. This feature is fantastic, as it allows you to quickly build up your Google+ community – something that a lot of brands have been finding hard to do.

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5 Ways Retail Brands Can Win on Social in 2019

Likeable

Step out of your own perspective, and pop your bubble by seeking out insights from people outside of your team, company, or industry. Whether it’s environmental issues or community values, what matters is that your audience cares about it, and that you deliver the message authentically.

The Top 9 Social Media Trends of 2019

Social Media Strategies Summit

Now that we’re into the second quarter, 2019 is also shaping up to be a year of change. Here are our top 10 trends for 2019. Social Media Trends of 2019 #1. So what’s next for Stories in 2019? And it’s this same trend that will make 2019 the year of social TV.

5 Strategies to Cure Chasing Digital Shiny Object Syndrome in 2019

Pam Moore

Action: Get Your Content Focused on the Needs of Your Audience with the ULTIMATE 2019 Content Calendar Template. Your community on Facebook? Do you and your team need help making sense of what is to come in the digital world of 2019? Do you get a serious fear of missing out?

5 Strategies to Cure Chasing Digital Shiny Object Syndrome in 2019

Pam Moore

Action: Get Your Content Focused on the Needs of Your Audience with the ULTIMATE 2019 Content Calendar Template. Your community on Facebook? Do you and your team need help making sense of what is to come in the digital world of 2019? Do you get a serious fear of missing out?

Why Social Media Marketing Isn’t Synonymous with Community-Driven Marketing

Pixlee

Building relationships with current and potential customers is a cornerstone for social media marketing in the digital age, and creating thriving communities has to be the center of your marketing strategy. But what is community-driven marketing and how can brands use it successfully?

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10 Social Media Predictions for 2019

agora pulse

For social media managers this time of year is less about decking the halls with boughs of holly and more about planning for 2019. So, I’m going to give you a sneak peak into what lies ahead with 10 social media predictions for 2019. In 2019 Twitter WILL get an edit button.

Employee Benefits Programs Missing the Mark?

Janet Fouts

In a recent report from the Harvard Business School ( The Caring Company ) less than 25% of employers say that being a caregiver impacts the performance of employees. While some may assume that caregivers who quit are in “less important” roles in the company, that’s not actually true.

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3 Differences Between B2C and B2B Social Media Marketing

Oktopost

Updated in April, 2019. Generally speaking, these companies were almost exclusively B2C. Even to this day B2B companies are still skeptical of the benefits of social media for their business. Infographics can actually be more beneficial to B2B companies.

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10 Proven Digital Marketing Strategies to Stand Out from the Noise in 2019

Pam Moore

Many marketers are already finding themselves frozen in a trance of digital fear for how they are going to stand out from the noise in the crowded social and digital online world in 2019. Did you know… 90% of companies use social media for brand awareness.

Is Your Brand Relevant as a Toaster and Avocado? 10 Strategies to Stand Out in 2019

Pam Moore

Many marketers are already finding themselves frozen in a trance of digital fear for how they are going to stand out from the noise in the crowded social and digital online world in 2019. Did you know… 90% of companies use social media for brand awareness.

10 Strategies to Stand Out From the Digital Crowd of Noise in 2019

Pam Moore

Many marketers are already finding themselves frozen in a trance of digital fear for how they are going to stand out from the noise in the crowded social and digital online world in 2019. Did you know… 90% of companies use social media for brand awareness.

10 Proven Digital Marketing Strategies to Stand Out from the Noise in 2019

Pam Moore

Many marketers are already finding themselves frozen in a trance of digital fear for how they are going to stand out from the noise in the crowded social and digital online world in 2019. Did you know… 90% of companies use social media for brand awareness.

How to Motivate Young Employees to Volunteer

SocialFish

From elementary through high school, many students participate in community volunteer projects through their school or extracurricular activities. Generally someone coordinates these activities and students simply show up, are told what to do, and have fun while serving their community.

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What New Social Media Management Features Did Agorapulse Release in 2018? [INFOGRAPHIC]

agora pulse

Let’s take a quick break from our planning for 2019 to reflect on the different social media management features that Agorapulse launched in 2018 that helped make managing social media easier and more efficient. Community managers often want to take public conversations offline.

3 Proven Tactics to Integrate Strong Content and Social Media for Your Agency

agora pulse

Once, I worked for a company that ran a big social media campaign about how its product was made. Both focus on organic, authentic relationship and community building (at least when done correctly).

Twitter Wants 5% Black & Latinx Workforce for 2019

Forbes Social Media

Twitter is trying to reshape its workforce to better reflect the community they serve, through increasing the number of minorities and women at the company by the end of 2019. Its new head of diversity and inclusion Dalana Brand plans to grow black and Latinx employees to at least 5% each