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Instagram Reels 101: Everything Your Brand Needs to Know to Get Started

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Instagram is the world’s fifth-largest social media site. What’s more, its parent company also owns three of the other four platforms to appear in the top five, including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. Only Google’s YouTube breaks the Zuckerberg-owned monopoly. Image source.

How to Create a Brand Community: A Step-by-Step Process

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Build a strong brand and you will get yourself a strong community of loyal customers and brand advocates. Or, is it the other way around? Some might argue that a strong community is what makes a brand stronger and loyal customers are the best way to promote a brand.

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10 Great Social Commerce Examples to Get Inspired

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Social commerce is big business. How big? Well, between 2021 and 2028, the global market is expected to grow by 28% a year to almost $3.4 trillion. To put that in context, by 2028, the B2C e-commerce market is projected to hit $7.6 trillion.

The Best Ways for Brands to Leverage Clubhouse

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Clubhouse is the hottest topic in social media right now. It’s basically mandated that any article about it has to use words like “buzzy” and reference its myriad of A-list users, from Elon Musk to Oprah Winfrey.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

How Much to Charge for Social Media Management

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It’s practically impossible for a business to operate in today’s market without a social media presence. Despite this fact, many business owners and marketing teams are missing the experience or resources to internally manage their social media presence in a strategic way.

Why P2P Texting Should Be Part of Your Marketing Strategy in 2021

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As we head into 2021, marketers are reflecting on how much consumer behavior has changed over the course of the last year.

10 Most Effective Ways to Negotiate with Influencers

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After a year where most of us spent more time on social media than ever, it is not surprising that 63% of marketers intend to increase their influencer marketing budget in the next year.

Best Practices for Using Social Media Listening to Improve Your Marketing Strategy

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Want to know why social media listening should absolutely, 100% be part of your marketing plans right now? Well, let me give you an example. Imagine you own a bookshop. One day, you overhear two customers chatting. The first says: “I love this place!”. “Me Me too,” says the other. “I

9 Social Media Trends That Will Help You Win in 2021

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Image via Pixabay. Social media is a fun and dynamic place where nothing remains constant. One day everyone is obsessed with a silly social media challenge and the next day everyone forgets about it and moves on to something else.

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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.

Microcasting: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started

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Are you interested in getting on a new platform before mass adoption happens? Would you like to build an audience on a platform with no algorithm? Does automating your content distribution to go to the world’s biggest platforms at once – without any interaction from you – sound appealing?

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Every pastor should use social media: here’s why

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The power and presence of social media continues to increase daily amongst the lives of Americans. A 2019 study by Pew Research found that 72% of U.S adults used at least one social media site. The study found that 90% of Americans ages 19-29 use at least one form of social media. .

Interview with Influencer Summit Emcee and Speaker, Jim Tobin, CEO of Carusele

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The Influencer Summit team had the chance to sit down with Jim Tobin, president and founder of Carusele , the leading influencer marketing company for consumer brands and retailers.

4 Emerging Social Media Trends to Watch in 2020

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We don’t have to tell you that social media is an industry that changes almost daily. At any given moment, there are new tools, platform updates, improved tracking, and several 2020 social media trends are emerging now that point to our industry being one of constant movement.

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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.

A Guide to Instagram Shopping for Brands: How to Sell More Products

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500 million. That’s how many people use Instagram daily. That’s a huge consumer base that shouldn’t be ignored. Users spend, on average, 28 minutes on the platform. That’s how much time you have to convert them into paying customers. So what are people doing in these 28 minutes?

How to Create A Linkedin Strategy for B2B Brands

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Millions of businesses are trying to survive COVID-19 conditions. In today’s competitive commercial landscape, marketing professionals increasingly depend on digital channels for assistance.

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10 Things Marketers Need to Know About Voice in 2020

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Every decade since the 1980s seems to have ushered in a new technology that changes the game. The 1980s saw the rise of the personal computer in the form of the Apple II and the Commodore. The 1990s saw the introduction of the internet that swiftly changed the way we share information.

How to Write the Perfect Instagram Caption for Better Brand Engagement

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When it comes to using Instagram to market your brand, your follower count isn’t the be-all-end-all. Engagement is equally essential, if not more so. While having a high list of followers will get your content in front of more people, having better engagement gets those people to convert.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Top 8 Viral Social Campaigns of the Year

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As we ring in 2020 we enter not just a new year, but also a new decade. The past several years have seen huge shifts in the social media landscape and this year is sure to continue that trend. Social Media has truly grown into its maturity as a marketing channel.

5 Ways to Knock Your Brand’s Social Media Out of the Park in 2021

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Thanks to our year of physically distancing from friends, colleagues, and family – consumers have come to rely on social media more than ever before.

How to Run a Great Holiday Campaign Using Social Media in 2020

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The holidays are upon us, and while 2020 has brought many changes to the way we live our lives, retailers and consumers alike are still eagerly looking forward to this traditional shopping season.

Interview with SMSsummit speaker Brendan Gahan of Mekanism

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SMSsummit speaker Brendan Gahan. Brendan Gahan is Partner & Chief Social Officer at independent creative agency Mekanism, leading the agency’s social division.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

SMSsummit Interviews the Founders of Canvas+Co

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In 2015, Charlene Tassinari + Carly Potock founded YouTube’s first brand strategy team for small-to-medium businesses.

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4 Emerging Social Media Platforms To Watch In 2019

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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. Unfortunately, no one has a crystal ball to see who is going to be the next Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat.

10 Impressive Examples of AI in Marketing

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Today’s marketers are all looking for new ways to find and attract their ideal audience. But in the fast-paced and ever-evolving digital marketing landscape, it’s getting harder and harder to reach your people and get results. Enter AI in marketing. What is artificial intelligence marketing? Artificial intelligence marketing (AI Marketing) is a method of leveraging customer data and AI concepts like machine learning to anticipate your customer’s next move and improve the customer journey.

Top B2B Brands on Social Media

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With its ability to get in front of a wide array of consumers, social media may be the darling of retail and B2C brands, but it is increasingly difficult for ANY business to ignore the power of social media marketing.

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8 of This Year’s Best Holiday Marketing Campaigns

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For many consumer brands, the holiday season marks the beginning of a make-it-or-break-it period where every engagement, customer interaction, and the sale can mean the difference between profit and loss.

10 COMMANDMENTS EVERY RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION MUST FOLLOW WHEN CREATING A YouTube CHANNEL

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Around ¾ of U.S adults, or 73%, say they use Youtube according to a 2019 survey from Pew Research Center. People use Youtube to listen to music, watch their favorite influencers, get answers to questions or help with things like recipes, hacks and more.

How to Create An Effective B2B Social Media Strategy

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Social media is an essential component of the marketing strategy of your business. But the way you design your social media strategy might vary depending on the type of business you have, e.g. business to consumer (B2C) or business to business (B2B).

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Every pastor should use social media: here’s why

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The power and presence of social media continues to increase daily amongst the lives of Americans. A 2019 study by Pew Research found that 72% of U.S adults used at least one social media site. The study found that 90% of Americans ages 19-29 use at least one form of social media. .

5 Examples of How AI Chatbots Can Boost Your Marketing Power

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Although the idea of chatbots has been around for quite some time (see: A Visual History of Chatbots ), it has only been over the past several years that they have really come into the mainstream. Businesses like Pizza Hut, Sephora, Starbucks, and many others have used chatbots to streamline their customer service, reinforce brand awareness and personalize the customer experience. In fact, chatbots have already changed the way many marketers think about reaching and engaging customers.

14 Tips That Will Help You Master Instagram Live

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Although Instagram is best known as a platform to share your most beautiful photographs, video is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the popular platform. With the launch of IG Live in 2016 and IG TV in 2018, the platform (and it’s users) are embracing both ephemeral and long-form video. If you don’t currently have a video strategy on Instagram, there is good data to support creating one: videos on Instagram get 21.2% more interactions than single images and 18.6%

10 of the best brand storytelling campaigns of 2018

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Storytelling is the process of building a narrative to communicate something to an audience. The concept of storytelling in marketing is not a new one, but as content continues to grow as a central tenet of a solid marketing strategy, storytelling has grown in popularity among brands. Stories forge deeper connections with an audience, and by tapping into the audience’s emotions, can make a brand feel more human.

Interview with SMSsummit Speaker Ronda Scholting of West Metro Fire Rescue

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We had the honor of interviewing Ronda Scholting , Public Information Officer for West Metro Fire Rescue , headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado.

The Top 9 Social Media Trends of 2019

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2018 was a year of lasting impacts on the social media industry. The year began with a post from Mark Zuckerberg announcing the biggest algorithm update Facebook had ever seen. Then, news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke and the GDPR went into effect. There were positive changes for marketers as well. With the expansion of shoppable Instagram, huge growth of the Stories format and the launch of IGTV, marketers had more ways than ever to connect and engage with consumers.

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10 Ways to Boost Your Social Media ROI

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Social media ROI is a bane for most marketers. In fact, it is the biggest concern of 55% of marketers, according to a Sprout Social survey. Out of the 2000 marketers surveyed, most said they have no clue how to define, measure, or report social media ROI. Image via Sprout Social.

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