The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools
MARCH 27, 2017
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.
Which Social Network Has The Highest User Activity? [infographic]
JUNE 6, 2012
Tweet Are you considering which social networking site to spend your time and money on? The infographic gives you a clear indicator on how the different platforms are doing. Let us know if you have any take on the future of the social networks.
The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
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.
Social Media Stats [Infographic]
JANUARY 18, 2012
Tweet 2011 was a great year for social media where we saw true integration of “social” to our lives. Twitter now has 100 million active users and LinkedIn has over 64 million users in North America alone.
Don’t Mistake Activity for Effectiveness in Social Media
Direct Marketing Observations
MARCH 23, 2015
The world of the content marketer/social media marketer is changing. What that tells us and what a lot of old school social media marketers will tell you (old school being about eight years… ) is that the art of engagement has now become a science.
5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. Consumers Are Social. Being on Social Media is a Must. Consumers Are Social. Being on Social Media is a Must.
What Social Media Means For Your Business in 2014/2015
OCTOBER 22, 2014
SOCIAL MEDIA is no longer a novelty , but a strong marketing tool for small and medium business owners. Businesses have definitely realized and experienced the power and importance of social media. But with the advent of social media, the tables have turned.
How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business
JUNE 20, 2014
With social media marketing, you can undeniably grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Social media measurement comes in different levels.
Social Media Management Must-Have: Sprout Social
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
I’m often asked about my favorite social media management tools. Must-Have: Sprout Social. I’ve used many social media management systems over the years. Each has pros and cons, but Sprout Social is my favorite. Must-Haves Social Media Managemen
Social Activism and Social Media
OCTOBER 9, 2013
Social networks are undoubtedly the perfect platform for social activism and the promotion of good causes. Because of their reach, social networks are perfect for talking about issues that affect us in our everyday lives. Related posts: Social Media and Kids.
How to Figure Out Once and For All Which Social Media Platforms to Be On
MAY 25, 2016
According to Pew Research , 65% of adults now use social networking sites – a nearly tenfold jump in the past decade. But, the bigger question remains, which platforms should you be on and why? Overwhelmed with social media and feel like it’s a big time suck.
Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes
NOVEMBER 8, 2014
Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. 9 Mistakes Businesses Make on Social Media 1.
Integrating Listening Into Your Platform for ROI
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JUNE 10, 2015
This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of Way Beyond Listening: Integrating Listening Into Your Platform for ROI. Here are nine ways to connect Social Media to Revenue and ultimately ROI.
How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
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.
Social Media Demographics to Inform a Better Segmentation Strategy
MARCH 6, 2017
In the social media industry, your audience demographics can change in what seems like overnight. The challenge of reaching new audiences has never been harder, but grasping up-to-date data on social media demographics helps. All Social Media Media Demographics.
33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. But spending on digital marketing programs is projected to rise three times as fast, and over the next five years, the share of budget dollars dedicated to social media marketing will more than double.
Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses
The Realtime Report
JANUARY 28, 2017
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.
Know What’s Working on Social Media: 26 Free Social Media Analytics Tools
MARCH 6, 2017
We’ve refreshed this post for 2017, check out the latest and greatest social media analytics tools below. Where do you turn for meaningful stats on your social media marketing ? Chapter 1: 19 Free Social Media Analytics Tools. Social Report.
Social Media Marketing Tips For 2017
The Realtime Report
FEBRUARY 11, 2017
Social Media Marketing Tips For 2017. Social media marketing, in general, is huge. But, as with everything online, social media marketing is evolving and changing all the time. But, businesses are set to use this technology more and across other platforms.
22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
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.
Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
MAY 16, 2014
The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. billion monthly active users. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. Google Plus: 343 million monthly active users. Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter.
Five Social Media Automation Myths Busted
JULY 21, 2015
Human history is a testament to that: It reduces errors, frees us of the mundane and repetitive tasks, and releases time for the really valuable activities. . Social Media Automation Myths Debunked. Automation Makes Social Media Impersonal. By Sophia Solanki.
Top Social Media Case Studies of 2012
The Realtime Report
DECEMBER 31, 2012
What were the most popular social media case studies in 2012? Both Toyota and Twitter learned an important lesson about social media campaigns that involve automated messaging, and LocalResponse no longer runs this type of campaign.
Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?
JULY 24, 2012
Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. My latest favorite buzzword that is invading both the business and social vocabulary is “Agile” As an ex-software developer, it makes me giggle a little when people use it incorrectly.
The State of Social Media Marketing– Annual Survey Report
JANUARY 11, 2012
Tweet Recently, Awarness Inc released a report called The State of Social Media Marketing : Top Areas For Social Marketing Investment and Biggest Social Marketing Challenges in 2012. Platforms. Only 19% reported using a social media management platform in 2011.
31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts
JULY 14, 2015
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.
The Importance of Local Activation on Social Media: India
DECEMBER 4, 2015
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.
How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners
MARCH 14, 2015
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest can take your marketing to the next level. Of the brands that *are* using social media marketing, many of them don’t do much planning regarding their social media activities.
Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?
OCTOBER 4, 2013
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.
It’s Not About the Platform
JUNE 5, 2011
Now that Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr are out ahead as the major social networks, it becomes harder to debate social platforms, though it definitely still occurs, especially with location-based platforms. Others want to debate which has the most active community.
The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
MARCH 29, 2016
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.
8 Big Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Make (and How to Avoid Them)
JULY 12, 2015
Social media marketing is vital for business growth these days. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter present unique opportunities to reach your target customers. 8 social media marketing mistakes to avoid.
How to Identify Your Social Media Influencers
MARCH 8, 2017
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.
5 Reasons Why Your Social Media Marketing Efforts are not Working
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
While many small-to-medium size business owners are reaping the benefits of using social media to generate traffic and significantly boost sales , some business owners have found that social media has shown few if any tangible results. Using the Wrong Platform.
Association Social Media Best Practices
OCTOBER 16, 2013
Last month, I presented at an Association Trends event about association social media. Here are 10 association social media best practices I shared: Meet your members where they are. billion active Facebook users ….so Yes, young people are using social media….but
Understanding Which Social Platforms to Choose When [infographic]
AUGUST 1, 2011
Tweet Right messaging on social media is as important as using the right channel to spread it. Right channel, right message coupled with the right timing is the core of any social media strategy. Mark Zuckerberg’s view of increase in social sharing.
The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy
DECEMBER 9, 2015
A staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. Social media automation addresses this challenge beautifully.
Identifying, Understanding and Influencing Social Media Users [Infographic]
JUNE 28, 2012
Tweet In my last blog post , I wrote about a recent report focusing on how social marketing is more than just ranking up a bunch of likes! But who is this social customer? Social media personas. Which type of social media persona are you?
Ultimate Guide to Social Media Competitive Analysis
APRIL 3, 2017
The early days of social media marketing were like the Wild West. Whether it was spamming people to death, Tweeting 50 times a day or trying to figure out the all of the social media image size guidelines , nothing was off limits. Identify Your Social Media Competitors.
Ultimate Guide to Measuring Social Media ROI
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
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?