Why Your CEO Should Be Active On Social Media [Study]
MARCH 28, 2012
One of the basic steps for brands to take on social media is to enhance brand awareness by focusing on spokesperson visibility. The need for the top officials to communicate on behalf of the company becomes more apparent through the study done by social media branding firm BRANDfog.
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.
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.
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? Let us know if you have any take on the future of the social networks. The State of Social Media in Norway.
Social Media Needs Local Activation!
OCTOBER 5, 2012
We have the opportunity to observe the spirit of the people, everyday, through personal impressions, social media, news and media – essential when managing a community on a local level. The State of Social Media in Norway.
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.
New Structure of Global Facebook Pages: Focus on Local Activation
OCTOBER 18, 2012
A Global Page needs local activation. Facebook launching this new structure of Global Pages is in my opinion yet another sign of how significant and up-coming it is for international brands to do local market activation based on one global social media strategy.
Monitor Your Brand’s Instagram Activity with New Reporting Tool
AUGUST 27, 2012
In my blog post How to Boost Your Number of Followers on Instagram , I wrote about the importance of monitoring your activity on photo-sharing application Instagram at the same level as you monitor your other social media presences.
The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers
OCTOBER 30, 2012
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.
47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
JANUARY 19, 2016
Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1
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.
The Most Popular and Active News Brands on Instagram
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Now that Instagram web profiles have been around for a few months I thought I’d check in on the participation and activity of major news brands. So it seems like a good time for media organizations to take stock of their efforts on the photo sharing site. Social Media
Older Adults Active On Social Media Are One-Third Less Likely to Suffer From Depression
The Realtime Report
JULY 23, 2012
Regular social media use can stave off depression among older users. The study conducted a survey distinguishing those who actively use the internet, and then evaluating participants for mental health issues.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Dark Side of Social Media
APRIL 6, 2015
I love social media. Sure, we kind of expect to hear about people being stalked because of social media. Again, something that doesn’t make you super excited to use social media. Social Media is Magic. Are You On Social Media All Day?
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.
Top 9 LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Groups
OCTOBER 12, 2015
Here is a list of my nine favorite LinkedIn social media marketing groups that I think you’ll enjoy too. They’re great places to solicit and share social media marketing advice! Social Media Marketing. Social Media Marketing 2.1.
Social Networking Stats: Facebook Tops 1.32 Billion Monthly Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
JULY 25, 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. Instagram: 200 million monthly active users.
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.
Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink
MAY 29, 2012
As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals.
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.
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.
How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
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.
WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Active Users
The Realtime Report
APRIL 23, 2014
Mobile messaging service WhatsApp just topped 500 million active users , according to the company’s blog post yesterday. The service was acquired by social networking giant Facebook back in February.
Social Networking Stats: Instagram Has 90 Million Active Monthly Users, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
JANUARY 18, 2013
The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. LinkedIn: 200 million active users. Google Plus: 135 million monthly active users. Instagram Has 90 Million Active Monthly Users.
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. Apps like tailwind make it easier to seem like you are a more active user.
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.
36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts
DECEMBER 1, 2015
Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below.
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.
Social Media Use At Work
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
Last week I was working with a group of CEOs and one of the leaders said to me, “How do I get my employees to use social media? The issue, though, stems from the difference in how people are invited to the social networks.
Outsourcing Social Media Management
MARCH 4, 2013
whom I have long respected for his sound and pragmatic social media and marketing advice and expertise. Outsourcing Social Media Management: The Flawed Logic of the Badged Employee. Social media consultants can be 20x more effective.
Cool Association Social Media Jobs This Week – March 2
MARCH 2, 2017
We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !
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.
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.
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.