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Nurture an Oasis During a News Dry Spell

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Heather Caouette. Most companies have gone through them – periods without clear cut news. A product release has been delayed, new customers have paused in the sales pipeline and there are no plans to open a new location anytime soon.

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Why Social Media Will Challenge Marketers in 2019

Direct Marketing Observations

What are people thinking? What were they thinking? Who’s doing the thinking? Why are they thinking that? In 2007 when I joined Twitter, those were not front of mind questions for those of us using the social network for the first time. In 2019? That’s exactly why we go to Twitter.

Top Five: New social media ‘stories’ features

Sherrilynne Starkie

Must-know social media news for communicators and marketers for this week include new Stories innovations from Facebook and YouTube, insight on finance journalists, a new editor for a LGBTQ+ magazine and search innovations from Google. New CTA buttons for Facebook Page stories.

Why Visual Search Will Be One of the Biggest Digital Marketing Trends of 2019

Social Media Today

Are you ready for the rise of visual searches? Image-based search is set to become a much bigger trend in 2019

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

Instagram Video Has Come To Agorapulse. Now What?

agora pulse

Instagram direct video publishing has been one of the biggest requests we’d ever received here at Agorapulse. Now, thanks to a recent Instagram API change, it’s here.

Don’t Lose Clients Due to Lack of Content Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Brandon Andersen. Losing a client sucks. Losing a client because of something you could have easily addressed is worse. But when it comes to demonstrating actual business results, many agencies scramble to pull together whatever they can to prove success.

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The Gen Z Frequency reader competition winner

Sherrilynne Starkie

Congratulations to Brad Yetts, our reader competition winner. Late last year Brad entered our competition to win a copy of The Gen Z Frequency: How Brands Tune In and Build Credibility. Gregg L Witt and Derek E Baird co-authored this insightful book. It’s a comprehensive guide to reaching this highly-desirable demographic. It covers marketing strategies such as content creation, engagement and tactics such as social media, experiential and emerging technologies.

4 Easy to Use Tools to Help You Create Effective, Engaging Video Content

Social Media Today

Tap into the growth of video in 2019 with these tools and tips

How to Target Your Website Visitors with Facebook Ads

agora pulse

Not all Facebook audiences are created equal. Cold audiences such as Lookalikes may be the largest in size but they are not your biggest opportunity. It’s the smaller “hot” audiences in your sales funnel– your website custom audiences– who will deliver your highest return on ad spend.

Twitter Fixes their Google Search Result Problem

Bill Hartzer

Posted January 11, 2019. It appears that Twitter has finally fixed their Google search results problem. If you might recall, I wrote a while back that the Google search result for the “Twitter” search query was showing seemingly random Twitter accounts, like this one.

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The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

2018’s Top 10 Product Updates for Audiense Insights

Audiense

2018 was a big year for Audiense, and as proud as we are, we have also been humble. In fact, we might not have tooted our trumpet loud enough. So, what were our best 10 product updates for Audiense Insights last year? We’re glad you asked! Audiense News New Features

The Top Seven Business Takeaways from the Sears Demise By Wes Berry

The Realtime Report

The Top Seven Business Takeaways from the Sears Demise. By Wes Berry. In every great game, the win is determined by what you bring to the playing field. The world of business is no different. As a long-time business owner, there were things Sears could have done early on to save their company.

8 Types of Social Media Posts that Your Business Should Avoid [Infographic]

Social Media Today

There are certain things you need to avoid posting on social, or you'll risk losing your audience

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8 Great Examples of Instagram Live Collaborations

agora pulse

Videos and live videos continue to be a hot topic in the social media space. Live videos give you an opportunity to give your brand some personality and connect with your audience. But today I want to talk to you about one type of live video in particular: Instagram Live collaborations.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Edgy Brands: How to Be Sassy, but Keep It Classy, on Social

Meltwater

What does it take to stand out on social media? Great content? Celebrity influencers? Adorable animals? Today, people are becoming more and more wary of inauthentic brands and content on social media. The… Read More >>>. PR & Comms Content Marketing Social Media

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

Buffer Social

Facebook marketing in 2019 isn’t dead. On the contrary, it’s far from it. Now removed from the dim outlook that businesses faced at the beginning of 2018 , Facebook has and will remain an essential tool for brands’ marketing strategies moving forward.

How to Schedule Instagram Stories with Later (Video Tutorial)

Later

Big news: you can now visually plan and schedule Instagram Stories with Later ! Save time and get more views by planning, optimizing, and scheduling Instagram stories right from your desktop.

40+ Video Marketing Statistics for 2019 [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Is video part of your 2019 social media marketing strategy? These stats may prompt you to give it some extra thought

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Brand Humanization: Transparency vs Authenticity

Pam Moore

As many marketers and business owners are challenged to make their brands become human a few of the questions we hear most are: What do I talk about? How do I know how much is too much? What do I share? What if my competition is watching me? What if my boss is listening?

Gillette #MeToo Newsjacking Film Fails Because It Promotes Gillette Products

WebInKnow

Several days ago, Gillette , the company known for men’s shaving products, released a short (a bit less than two minutes) film titled We Believe: The Best Men Can Be. The film is an interesting look at the #MeToo movement from the male perspective.

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Social Usage Trends to Consider in 2019

Ignite Social Media

The start of a new year is an opportunity for marketers to evaluate what’s ahead for their brand with fresh eyes. A good starting point in this process is to check in on target consumer’s behavior – an ever-changing element in the social media space.

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Changes in certain Twitter metrics on our Analyze platform

Unmetric

Recently, due to some unforeseeable changes in Twitter’s API and the way we were capturing data, some of their metrics are no longer available on our Analyze Platform. This data though is still available to us for time periods prior to December 1st, 2018. The following are the metrics that have been affected due to these unfortunate changes. 1.Mentions. The lack of Mentions data will affect the following metrics. Focus: Overview > Response Rate. Customer Service > Response Rate.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

How to Generate More Engagement with Your B2B Content

Social Media Today

Struggling to generate engagement with your B2B content? Here are some tips to help attract and engage your prospects with effective content marketing strategies

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How Finance Brands Are Using Data to Improve Their Social Media

Likeable

Marketers have access to more data than ever before. But when developing data-driven marketing strategies, it’s easy to become so obsessed with the numbers that it stifles us creativity.

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The Essential Guide to UberSuggest for Free Keyword Research

Razor Social

In this post, you’re going to learn about how to use UberSuggest to research keywords that will drive more traffic to your website. And the good part about UberSuggest is that it’s FREE!! Keyword research is an essential part of content marketing.

How to Create Exciting Content Post Holiday

Ignite Social Media

Ah, the new year. Now that the ball has dropped, and the resolutions have been made, it’s time to relax, right? Well, not exactly. Social media never sleeps and neglecting your channels after the holiday rush isn’t the best way to ring in the new year.

Social Recruiting: 6 Tactics to Master for Better ROI

Oktopost

Discover the tactics you need to get social recruiting right. From transparency and down to employee advocacy- these are the best practices you need to know. Employee Advocacy LinkedIn Social Analytics Social Engagement Social Listening Social Selling

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YouTube Adds New Option to Swipe Right to View the Next Video

Social Media Today

YouTube has added a new side-swiping option which will enable users to skip to the next video in their list, or go back to the previous

Meet The Macedonian Software Engineer Fighting Air Pollution With An App

Forbes Social Media

Macedonia’s Tetovo and Skopje lay unenviable claim to being Europe's two most polluted cities in 2018. But a Macedonian software engineer is hoping to make vital environmental change- with an app

Data-drive Your Agency Proposals with Social Intelligence

Digimind

If you work in a marketing or communications agency, then you’re probably familiar with the late nights and weekends spent working on pitches… on top of your day-to-day tasks.

2019 Social Media Resolutions

Ignite Social Media

As 2019 begins, some of us find ourselves attempting to begin New Year’s resolutions we’ve set into place, while others are still trying to decide on one.

You Can Now Post to Multiple Instagram Accounts at the Same Time

Later

Instagram just announced a new feature that’s bound to save you some time: the ability to post to multiple accounts at the same time!