Personal Branding: Authenticity vs Transparency – Do You Know the Difference?

Pam Moore

” To understand this, let's first dig into the definition of authenticity and transparency. Authenticity. authentic — adj. not false or copied; genuine; real: an authentic antique. Authenticity does not require same level of transparency with every relationship.

Snapchat – Proof That Simplicity & Authenticity Wins

Mindjumpers

Because of its “in the moment” nature, Snapchat began as a more personal and authentic alternative to Instagram and all its filters. And somehow, the further development of Lenses has been successfully implemented and hasn’t damaged the spontaneous “here and now”, authentic feel – it has combined filters with real-time. Creating cool snaps on a regular basis requires a lot of resources for brands and the high expectation for authenticity can be hard to meet.

Personal Branding 101: Power Up Your Business with the Authentic YOU FACTOR

Pam Moore

It's how you respond to their Facebook Messenger private messages on your Facebook business page, Instagram or blog comments, tweets, posts on your Facebook page… or ignore them. Want the blueprint for social marketing success right now?

How to Get Verified on Instagram

Ignite Social Media

Getting verified on Instagram and across social media is one of the ultimate signs that your channel has ‘made it’. Requirements for Instagram Verification. Instagram said they are opening the ability for global public figures, celebrities, brands and entities to apply for verification.

How to Use Instagram for Business

Ignite Social Media

Let’s focus on using Instagram for business. Your business may currently be on Instagram, but we have a few tips for how to maximize your efforts. Utilize Instagram Stories. Instagram Marketing Instagram Instagram for Business instagram marketing

7 Instagram Influencer Marketing Tips for the Holiday Season

Later

Looking for influencer marketing tips for the holiday season? The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s high time to start planning your Instagram influencer marketing campaign! . Why You Should Use Instagram Influencers This Holiday Season.

Breaking Down Instagram Stories Creative Tools

Ignite Social Media

Over the last few months, Instagram rolled out a slew of new features and updates for Stories, its rapidly growing, ephemeral content sharing section of the app. And if you’ve already got the latest updates down pat, skip ahead for tips on how to create great Instagram Stories ).

How to Develop an Authentic eCommerce Brand to Drive Holiday Sales

Pixlee

The holidays are the most important time of year for your eCommerce business—and authenticity is on the top of every consumer’s mind right now. One reason for this is that consumers trust in marketers and brands is at an all-time low, according to a recent Forrester report.

Get to swipin’! How Brands Can Story Tell Through Instagram Photo Albums

Ignite Social Media

WHAT ARE INSTAGRAM PHOTO ALBUMS? Instagram is giving us yet another way to story tell, sharing a more complete picture of our experiences. A few months ago, IG launched Instagram Stories, a platform for more authentic sharing in real-time.

Content Marketing for Regulated, Boring and Unsexy Industries

Pam Moore

In 2018 there is even more pressure on marketers and business leaders in businesses of every size to continuously create content to drive conversation, engagement and sales. Unfortunately most marketers and small business owners also do not have a limitless budget, right?

Instagram Tips for Creatives: Optimizing Your Instagram Portfolio

Later

Looking for Instagram tips and tricks for creatives? . If you’re a photographer, blogger, designer or creative business looking to get noticed by more clients, Instagram is a great place to showcase your portfolio and build your business online! Instagram Tip #4.

Top five: Women rule content marketing!

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s top five social media must-know news sees Instagram and Google working to raise standards, shows how podcasting continues to grow and new innovations from Facebook. And, we see how women are leading the world of content marketing.

What You Need to Know About Influencer Marketing in 2018: FREE Webinar Nov 30th

Pam Moore

Do you want to tap into the power of influencer marketing but don't know where to start? Or maybe you have tried utilizing influencer marketing only to experience frustration in finding the right influencers, knowing how to engage them and lack of overall business results for your efforts?

How Fake Accounts on Instagram Will Change The Influencer Marketing Game

Ignite Social Media

Influencer marketing has continued to grow and a lot of brands look at it as an essential way to get their message across to the masses. With the recent changes made by Instagram, it’s going to shake up the influencer game a little. What does this mean for influencer marketing?

How to use Instagram live: Your guide to #InstaFamous marketing

Sprout Social

As audiences search for more intimacy from their favorite brands, live content has an authenticity that can’t be duplicated. In a world driven by raw and engaging visuals, what better social channel to turn to than Instagram? Why brands need an Instagram Live strategy. Instagram officially reached 1 billion monthly active users in June 2018. Most Instagram users are between 18 and 29 years old. How to use Instagram Live. Ready to get #InstaFamous?

15 Golden Rules of Content Marketing in 2018

Pam Moore

Content marketing is becoming more challenging even for the most experienced marketers. Gone are the days of simply needing to know how to write textual content for a white paper, marketing collateral or direct mail flyer. 15 Golden Rules for Content Marketing Webinar .

Marketing Nutz Launches Social Profit Factor: Social Media, Branding Training Academy for YOU!

Pam Moore

It is THE social media training academy for small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, CMOs, CEOs, directors, recruiters, sales professionals, real estate agents, speakers, authors, network marketers, artists, franchisees, franchisors and YOU!

How To Manage Your Instagram Followers

agora pulse

Instagram is a great tool for building connections with your audience but unless you have a plan to manage your Instagram followers you could be letting those relationships disappear. Like Twitter, Instagram lets us reach out and interact with anyone who has an open account.

Stop Listening to Social Media Gurus and Build Your Own Digital and Social Marketing Plan

Pam Moore

However, particularly when it comes to social media and digital marketing, it is very easy to quickly fall into a rabbit hole or wild social media goose chase where you wind up chasing some shiny new social object that could drive you to wasted days, weeks or even months of your time.

Content Marketing in a Nutshell – How to Use for Real Business Results

Pam Moore

Conversations, Facebook posts, Facebook messenger bots, Tweets, Instagram images, Snachat snaps, Facebook Stories, Instagram Stories, Facebook live video, Periscope live video, iTunes podcasts, and the list goes on. Without driving action, content marketing is all for nothing.

10 Ways Small Business Can Use Facebook Live Video Streaming

Pam Moore

Facebook Live video streaming enables brands and businesses of all sizes to tap into the power of video marketing and social media. Smart and savvy marketers know they can even use Facebook Live to conduct customer research as well as increase leads and sales!

How to Master the Art and Science of Content Marketing Creation and Curation

Pam Moore

The challenge can be overwhelming for marketers to consistently create content that is fresh, relevant and provides real value to their audience, customers, and prospective customers. Because of this pressure, unfortunately many marketers fall to lazy marketing tactics.

How Can I Get More Instagram Video Views?

agora pulse

Most brands have always wanted more views on their Instagram videos, but ever since the number of views are now publicly displayed underneath each video, the pressure is officially on. The challenge brands are now focusing on is how to get more Instagram video views.

Instagram Follows in Facebook’s Footsteps | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

This week we see Pinterest testing new features to help recommend even more relevant products to pinners, and new Instagram research shows over 2,500 branded profiles are dropping in follower and engagement rates, all in this week’s Social You Should Know.

Content Marketing for Regulated, Boring and Unsexy Industries

Pam Moore

In 2018 there is even more pressure on marketers and business leaders in businesses of every size to continuously create content to drive conversation, engagement and sales. Unfortunately most marketers and small business owners also do not have a limitless budget, right?

Elevate Connection With Enhanced Paid Tools for Facebook and Instagram

Sprout Social

Despite the growing importance of social advertising—particularly on Facebook and Instagrammarketers are still faced with a familiar nemesis. You can also view your brand’s conversation history with a specific customer inside the Instagram and Facebook Contact Views.

Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

Do you have social media, digital marketing and branding problems? From strategy, goal setting, conversion optimization, community building, business and personal branding, content marketing, social advertising to live video we have you covered.

Social Media 2018 Keynote Presentation: Power of Intent and Perspective in a Digital World of Change

Pam Moore

Just when you thought you had your social media and digital marketing strategy and plan together, 2018 hit many marketers like a load of bricks with fast, unexpected changes. How do you win in a digital market that doesn't ever stay constant?

Why, What and How of an Audience First Marketing Strategy and Segmentation

Pam Moore

Today's marketer has no guarantee of reaching their audience on any medium. Not Instagram. The truth is, without an audience first marketing approach, every aspect of marketing is going to cost more time and money. Audience First Marketing is a Requirement Not an Option.

Don’t Listen to the Facebook Fear Mongers – What You Need to Know on Newsfeed Changes 2018 Webinar

Pam Moore

I am hosting a free Facebook in 2018 Webinar training that will provide you in simple english what you need to know about marketing your business on Facebook in 2018 plus the details of the latest announcement from Facebook. Yes, marketing 101 is still key to your success.

Audience Marketing 101: Your #1 Competitive Weapon for 2018 – FREE Webinar

Pam Moore

While your competition is arguing about which social network is going to win… Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, I'm going to help you build an audience first marketing strategy and plan to zoom right past the competition. WHY you must embrace audience marketing in 2018.

Lights, camera, Instagram TV: Everything you need to know about IGTV

Sprout Social

As the most popular image-based social platform in the world, it’s no wonder that Instagram wants its piece of the video pie. From Instagram Stories to Instagram Live, the channel offers a multitude of ways to stream your life to followers. Now, the ‘gram team is kicking things up a notch with the arrival of “Instagram TV,” a long-form video app accessible inside your Instagram profile. The basics: What is Instagram TV?

How Instagram Has Taken Over Tourism Marketing

Pixlee

These popular sights have long been the fodder for traditional destination marketing strategies. . To find the perfect setting for their next vacation, they just have to browse Instagram. How Many People Are on Instagram? . What Makes Instagram Unique?

5 Easy Ways to Get Better Instagram Engagement

agora pulse

” Social analytics and reporting firm Locowise recently revealed that Instagram engagement continues to trend downward. . Scotiabank used Instagram to raise awareness about a credit card program. Make sure you monitor your Instagram engagement statistics.

The #1 Reason Why Your Social Media Has Zero Return on Investment in 2018

Pam Moore

Even some of the most savvy social marketers are finding themselves ready to throw in the towel with social media for business in 2018. According to a recent study from the DMA, only 48% of marketers believe they are receiving a positive return on their investment in social media.

6 Ways to Use Hashtags in Instagram Stories

Convince & Convert

Add hashtags to your Instagram Stories. You invested serious resources into creating and capturing the perfect Instagram Story. Instagram’s Story feature is completely supportive of hashtags—unlike, say, our good friend and pal Snapchat. How Hashtags Function on Instagram.

4 Tips for Driving Sales with Instagram Ads

Socialmedia.biz

In the six years since its launch, Instagram has become a dominant photo sharing platform. Engagement on Instagram is astounding, making it a visual marketer’s dream. Instagram users like shared photos 4.2 Social recommendations are powerful forms of marketing.

How to Use Social Media and Influencer Marketing to Launch a New Business, Product or App

Pam Moore

Social media and influencer marketing can help optimize results of your new business, product, service or mobile app launch when done right. What these lazy marketers don't realize is that they are doing their brand more harm than good. What is Influencer Marketing?

How to Grow Your Audience With Hashtags for Instagram

Sprout Social

With the introduction of a new algorithmic based feed , and more brands jumping on the Instagram train, organic reach is becoming increasingly difficult to get. The beauty of hashtags for Instagram is they make your content discoverable and increase your chances of engagement.

How to Stay Relevant in an Algorithmic Instagram Feed

Convince & Convert

Instagram recently sparked a social media panic attack when they announced their decision to move from a chronological feed to an algorithmic feed. The move to algorithmic feeds will allow Instagram to serve users more personalized content suited to their interests.

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Influencer Marketing – Part 2

Saying It Social

This week, I would like to explore some influencer marketing mediums and platforms. If you have the room and budget to experiment with your marketing communications strategy, why not give your brand some authenticity and exposure to loyal audiences through influencer marketing? The post Influencer Marketing – Part 2 appeared first on. Content marketing Digital Marketing Instagram Snapchat Social Media Social Media Marketing Uncategorized

What We Learned By Following 4 Pet Brands on Instagram Stories for a Month

Likeable

The takeover of Instagram Stories is impossible to deny. Stories have become Facebook’s fastest growing products in the brand’s history, and Instagram as a whole is the fastest growing of all social networks today. Want to use Instagram Stories to connect with your customers?

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15 Reasons You Need to Stop Random Acts of Marketing & Social Media (RAMs) Now

Pam Moore

The sad thing is nobody in the conference room has the guts to state the obvious… that there is no budget, time, or resources to implement the new random act of marketing or social media with any level of success. “ 15 Reasons Random Acts of Marketing (RAMs) Do NOT Work!: