10 Standout Social Media Marketing Examples From 2016

Sprout Social

What social media tactics and strategies do you have planned for the new year? 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.

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. Sprout Social. 4) Sprout Social.

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The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers

Akamai Marketing

The Case For Active Users as Social Media Community Managers. I’m an advisor at Pacific New Media for a social media certificate program they are launching. I start every class asking people to tell me what social networks they currently use.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website.

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How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Events are, by nature, social affairs. Likewise, people join social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to connect, interact, and share with their peers. Identify the social networks they use: Focus on them with your budget and time.

Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?

yMarketingMatters

In order to help you decide, I have compiled a list of the most popular and effective social media channels at your disposal today. I will be following up with an in-depth detailed blog about each social media channel in the coming weeks.

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses

The Realtime Report

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations.

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Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?

SocMed Sean

I appreciate Matt taking the time to share an interesting experience he had with outsourcing social media management! If you’re thinking about turning over the keys to your social channels to a 3rd party agency, read Matt’s post and think carefully about who you choose.

5 Ways that Social Media Impacts SEO

Adam Sherk

I was invited to contribute a column to an upcoming social media guidebook from Media Industry Newsletter and Folio. How does social media activity impact search engine optimization? Fortunately a good deal of social activity revolves around sharing links.

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29+ Actionable Content Writing Tips [+Examples]

Writtent Blog

Here are 29+ actionable content writing tips to help you, along with examples, statistics, and quotes. If you give them specific examples of what to do after reading your content, they’re less likely to go looking for more specific information on other sites. Use the Active Voice.

Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More

Pamorama

Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities? The world of social media is ever-changing. Example: Starbucks posts photos to Facebook from Instagram, and many of the brand’s photos are taken by customers — not the company.

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How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? So much of social media is on the fly—a response rather than a plan—that it can become a slippery planning slope for companies, especially those that are understaffed.

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22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Image credit: Buddy Media. In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps. 15 Best Social Media Tools by CodeGeekz.

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7 Awesome Hacks to Promote Your Social Media Posts

Convince & Convert

Every day, the average social media user is inundated with a ton of posts. Considering each link posted to social media enjoys a half-life of around three hours , brands must search constantly for novel ways to promote their posts to keep them relevant for longer.

Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year

Ignite Social Media

While we know there is much more to come in the next half of 2016, we want to take a moment to salute brands who are doing a killer job so far on social media. tapping on your phone screen—see the example above). Was it an effective use of social?

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The 3 Social Media Rules for Death and Tragedy

Convince & Convert

If individuals want to mourn or acknowledge a death on their personal social media pages, I’m all for it. And even though I was pilloried on my own Facebook page for trying to “make the rules” for social media practitioners, I’m going to do just that right here.

9 Actionable Ways To Prove & Track Your Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

For the last few years, social media has taken the marketing world by storm, if you aren’t engaging with your visitors then you’re probably putting yourself at a massive disadvantage against your competitors who do. Generating x% increase of website visits through social media channels.

8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves

Adam Sherk

For most publishers social media has earned itself a prominent seat at the audience development table. However many still face issues with strategy, execution and incorporating social into a cohesive program. Are we creating optimized experiences for social media visitors?

Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP

Laurel Papworth

Illegal: Better Roads Chalk Social Media Campaign. Unless those children are participating with 7 million Australian members of Automobile Clubs in the Demand Better Roads chalk up a message campaign initiated using social media by NRMA. Losing our communication rights.

Association Social Media: The CFA Institute

SocialFish

The social media function at CFA Institute has grown in strategic importance over the years, and its location within our organizational structure has evolved along the way. The social media team should set strategy, of course. Please describe those activities.

Ultimate Guide to Measuring Social Media ROI

Sprout Social

Social media ROI is one of the most heavily debated topics in the online marketing world. Because measuring the effectiveness of social media marketing efforts isn’t as clear cut as, say, running a Google AdWords campaign. What Is Social Media ROI?

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31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. Still, marketers sometimes struggle with strategy, tactics, and measurement in social media marketing. Get social PR right.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

wiki.beingpeterkim.com

Social networks Automotive United States David Bausola Ford Ford Drives U Social networks Automotive United States David Bausola Ford Scott Monty Organization & staffing Automotive United States Peter Kim Ford Twitter account Microblogging / Microsharing Automotive United States social brand index- twitter Ford FordDriveOne Microblogging / Microsharing Automotive United States Social Brand Index- Twitter Ford Where are the Joneses?

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The Importance of Local Activation on Social Media: India

Mindjumpers

Our ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world helps us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production and response management. Social Media Users: 134 million, +26% in the past year.

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager: How to Spend Time on Social Media in 2017

Buffer Social

One of the questions I get asked most as the social media manager here at Buffer is: How do you break up your day in order to get the most out of social media? . I kept wondering, is there really a social media manager formula for success?

How to Identify Your Social Media Influencers

Sprout Social

If you hang around a social media marketer long enough, you’re bound to hear the term social media influencers tossed around in conversation. Click the links below to jump to each section of this article: Why You Need Social Media Influencers.

How Social Media Has Evolved Over the Past 12 Years

Convince & Convert

Saying that social media has taken the world by storm is like saying that rain is wet or that fire hurts—it’s a bit of an understatement. billion active monthly users. Here’s our roadmap for today: The Worldwide Evolution of Social Media.

Why Social Media Is The Catalyst For Telling The Truth

Unspoken

Social media has forever changed marketing and business. As a result of these new and inexpensive social tools, businesses are jumping onto social media as means to communicate with their customers and create awareness. This is the guest post by Andrea Shillington.

15 Common Social Media Questions & Answers

Sprout Social

Whether you’re just getting started with social media marketing, or you’re an experienced marketer, there’s always something new to learn. Do I Have to Be on Every Social Network? Do My Social Media Handles Have to Be Consistent?

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? Activating brand advocates.

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21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers

Socially Sorted

In this post, I share 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions that will help you get more done as a social media marketer. . We all know that social media marketing can be a time suck. Here they are: 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels? 4) What social networks do you specialize in?

Triple Bottom Line Thinking for Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

We all know that social media is about more than just putting out messages and shouting with a bullhorn. Social media gives them the power to take content in new directions, thus causing us to react and respond accordingly. Marketing Social Media

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” by Social-Hire.

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How H&R Block Activated 90,000 Seasonal Tax Pros in Social Media

Convince & Convert

This week: From ExactTarget , a free white paper called “ 3 Truths Every CMO Needs to Know About Social Media and the Customer Experience “ From Expion , a case study about how H&R Block mobilized 90,000 tax professionals in social media using Expion to guide their activity.

4 Steps to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

Convince & Convert

Simply too many brands use social media as a free advertising platform where they can sell, sell, sell. While the drive to push sales on whatever platform available is admirable, social media (as most of us have realized by now) plays by different rules.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.

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Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

You put on your Dr. Mom hat, jump online and feverishly Google their symptoms, you check social media to see if any of your friend’s children are sick. But what if you could connect with your doctor using social media ; asking for advice via a quick Twitter or Facebook message?

Social Media: The Great Equalizer

Jason Yormark

The social media explosion has had a similar effect. A few years in, and the social web has taken it a step further by giving those some people an ability to connect with far more people more easily then ever before. The web and the social web is definitely an equalizer.

A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Reposted from Sprout Social with permission. GET THEIR COOL STRATEGIC GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS here. We asked five experts to weigh in on how to develop a nonprofit social media strategy and prove the value of social media to your organization.