What Is Social Media Engagement & Why Should I Care?

Sprout Social

For numerous businesses, social media is a noisy and jam-packed place to try and build brand awareness. And the idea of social media management is overwhelming for some organizations because there’s simply too much that goes into targeting the right audience on each network.

The Ridiculous State of Sports Social Media

Geoff Livingston

When Curt Schilling launched his epic blog 38 pitches depicting his view of baseball and the media , it seemed like a turning of the tide. The Fifth Estate had arisen in sports holding journalists accountable. What do you think of athletes and their use of social media?

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50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use?

How to Get Ahead of This Year’s Social Media Trends

Convince & Convert

As mid-year approaches, you may be looking back at your social media plans and goals for the year and realizing they need attention. Think of Social Channels as Content Hubs. So why do brands insist on treating their audience in social media the same way?

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. Was it an effective use of social? Want to know how your brand can excel at social media like the ones discussed here?

The News Feed is Outdated: How Stories Changed the Way I Think About Social Media

Buffer Social

And now, since Snapchat brought the stories format to prominence, we’ve seen its influence reflected across mobile, with many of the largest social/media products in the world implementing their own version. But social media has now moved on. Social Media Marketing

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How to Create the Perfect Social Media Marketing Mix

Rebekah Radice

And not just online, but through video and social media ? That means social media – and online interaction – isn’t going away anytime soon. It also makes finding your perfect social media mix more important than ever. Social Media

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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What Leading Candidates Need To Land A Top Social Media Job In 2016

Audiense

Social media is occupying a growing place of importance in brand strategies, with 63% of CMOs saying it will soon be the most important way of reaching customers. As a result, CMOs are looking to increase social media spending to 21.4% Think Bigger Than Social.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

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Social Media Monitoring Tools Comparison Guide

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However, due to the vastness of the web, social media monitoring can often be a time-consuming and cumbersome task. This post offers a look at some of the popular social media monitoring tools available, as well as a free comparison-chart PDF download.

The Power of Podcasting: Driving Social Media and Marketing Results On Air – Tyler Anderson [SSM020]

Buffer Social

A huge thank you to Tyler for jam-packing this episode with actionable wisdom and takeaways for social media managers and marketers looking into podcasting – an extremely popular and powerful marketing medium for brands and businesses. Social Media Social Hour Podcast.

The 5 Dangerous Realities of Social Media for Business

Convince & Convert

The 5 Dangerous Realities of Social Media. summary of my keynote at Get Social PRSSA ). The Crossroads: Social or Media? So we’re faced with a dilemma: do we want to focus on the social, or focus on the media? Social is incredibly measurable.

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Social Influencers for Your Brand

Convince & Convert

When it comes to consumer spending, online content and social conversations have a huge impact on how and what people choose to buy. In this new social paradigm, bloggers and others with loyal followers on social media are the new influencers. Authenticity.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here’s how I do it : I read and review hundreds — thousands — of articles yearly, on all Internet Marketing topics from SEO to social media to general entrepreneurship (new for 2010!), Quick Jump: Social Media: Getting Started, Implementation, and Execution.

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5 Powerful Tips to Increase Influence and Sales Online

Convince & Convert

Fast forward a few years, and I found myself running my own business, making millions of dollars in sales, living a dream lifestyle, and playing sports again. Keep Up with Social Media Platforms. No, you do not have to be on every social platform.

3 Ways Businesses Can Leverage Snapchat

Katie Lance

With 100M users and 400M snaps a day, Snapchat is quickly becoming a major player in the social media world ( source ). 18% of all US social media users use Snapchat. Follow Chocolate Johnny on Snapchat as a great example of using the platform authentically for business.

How to Create Beautiful Instagram Stories (and 10 Amazing Templates to Use)

Buffer Social

Stories are an incredible way to connect with your audience in fresh and authentic ways. Share social media stats and data. Sports teams share training sessions with fans. Again, this is great for online retailers who drive sales through social media promotions.

3 Tips to Reach Generation Z on YouTube

Convince & Convert

The star’s quirky videos have earned more than one million views and aired across several high-traffic websites such as ESPN, CBS Sports, and MTV — not to mention prime placement in the second season of “Video Game High School.”. Focus on authenticity and real engagement.

Successful Social Pros Create Their Own Content

Convince & Convert

July was a big month for the Social Pros Podcast. and let’s not forget our social legal expert from Dell. . Whether working in sports, computers, or marketing, these Social Pros know the value of delivering good content on social media.

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How Cabela’s Uses Social to Turn Customers Into Friends

Convince & Convert

While we are a brand, we are supposed to be friends with these people on social media. Adam Buchanan is the Social Media Manager of Cabela’s , an outdoor sporting goods retailer with over 65 stores. What’s your one tip for becoming a social pro?

Brands Rocking Instagram

Mindjumpers

But how can brands benefit from this visual and colorful social medium? The brand is mainly uploading pictures of extreme sports with their logo or name. The store uploads pictures of their products along with authentic, enthusiastic comments.

Instagram Influencer Best Practices from Under Armour

Simply Measured

Under Armour has established a strong presence across all major social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest. These athletes also activate their own large Instagram followings by mentioning Under Armour on their individual social accounts.

Social Media Lessons For Brands & Their Agencies From Football

Diva Marketing Blog

Social media use is a contact sport, not a spectator sport. When it comes to an agency or consultant social media service (versus social media services ) there is a new model emerging. Instead of the client sitting in the stands encouragng the agency to make that social media touchdown, the agency becomes the cheer leader and the coach. Role & Responsibilities of the New Social Media Agency/Consultant.

How Cabela’s Uses Social to Turn Customers Into Friends

Convince & Convert

While we are a brand, we are supposed to be friends with these people on social media. Adam Buchanan is the Social Media Manager of Cabela’s , an outdoor sporting goods retailer with over 65 stores. What’s your one tip for becoming a social pro?

Sports Can Learn a Few Things From Gov 2.0

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media Sports Can Learn a Few Things From Gov 2.0 I’m one of the leads for our social media/Government 2.0

11 Things Donald Trump Stole From the Gary Vaynerchuk Playbook

Convince & Convert

Authenticity isn’t a vocabulary contest. Doing so further humanizes each man, adds to their auras of authenticity, and supports the maverick positioning each has adopted. “His social is 100% wrong in a lot of ways. Image via BigStock.

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Is Instagram Ruining Photography?

Geoff Livingston

Others feel the rise of Instagram pollutes traditional social network streams. Journalists decried blogs, saying the amateur writing style devalued the media and destroyed news as we know it.

Twenty Theses for Government 2.0, Cluetrain Style | Social Media.

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media Twenty Theses for Government 2.0, I’ve fulfilled one of my social media resolutions for 2009 , and have recently re-read the Cluetrain Manifesto. They all want to know how/if social media can help them become more transparent, participatory, and collaborative. Why is social media desirable?

The Chicago Tribune Pays Tribute to Boston Marathon Tragedy

Convince & Convert

As the city turned to social media sites for information and to check in on friends, brands were faced with an important decision – what to do. The Chicago Tribune ad highlighted sports as a common thread for both cities and communicated it in a way that shined the spotlight on Boston.

How to Make the Most Out of Offline Success on Social, NCAA National Champion Style

Simply Measured

People love winners, on and off social. The University of Oklahoma Women’s Softball Team won the 2016 NCAA Women’s College World Series, and I’m going to tell you how it impacted OU social media and how we capitalized on that high traffic.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Social Networking: Like Falling In Love. It is trying, instead, to create a more authentic kind of value — and to do that, you need ideals. Contributor to the Social Media Marketing Magazine – B2B Column. Andres is a social media expert.

Should Your Brand Incorporate Micro-Influencers into Its Social Strategy?

Simply Measured

JC Elite’s love for the sport of tennis is infectious. Reflect on your own experience with social media, namely Instagram. By using micro-influencers to promote your products, you’re allowing their personality and authenticity to sell the product for you, rather than worry about things like your ad copy and CPCs. The word authenticity is key here, and it ties into who micro-influencers are as individuals. This kind of authenticity you don’t see every day.

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Social Media is Scary – How to Address Senior Executives | Social.

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 I’ve already talked about how to justify social media to the big-wigs. Social media isn’t about the tools – it’s about what the tools enable.

Point of View Marketing: How Taking a Stand Wins Raving Fans

Buffer Social

Increasingly, what we share on social media falls into this category, too. Values are how we build our identities, what we trade on social networks, and why communicate with each other. . Whatever you choose, make sure it’s authentic to you.

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

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Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 30 How Are People Using Twitter?

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How to BE a Government Consultant and Use Social Media

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media How to BE a Government Consultant and Use Social Media Wed, Oct 28, 2009 Best Practices , Government 2.0

Why does Facebook hate us?

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Why does Facebook hate us? by Justin on May 20, 2010 Facebook just announced another major change yesterday: limiting landing tabs to “authenticated pages&#.

Social Media Isn't Always the Answer

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media Social Media Isn’t Always the Answer Tue, Dec 23, 2008 Best Practices As one of Booz Allen’s social media leads, I’m thrilled to see more and more of my government clients starting to ask questions about social media and if/how it might help them.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Best Advice Has No Shelf Life April 13th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Who Influenced You?