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.

10 Important Skills and Traits Your Social Media Manager Will Need in 2017

Buffer Social

A decade ago, the role of a social media manager might not have even existed. Today, however, almost every company is involved in social media one way or another. But what does it take to be a great social media manager? Community management.

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Your Social Media Manager Resume Better Have This

agora pulse

With adoption of social media marketing at an all time high and fans requiring constant attention, both B2B and B2C companies are finding it necessary to hire an entirely new marketing role, one that didn’t even exist 10 years ago — the social media manager.

How Does Digital Marketing Differ From B2B to B2C?

agora pulse

However, in this newer age of digital marketing, many companies are neglecting to design their marketing strategy with the differentiation between B2B and B2C marketplaces. Imagine that B2B is like LinkedIn and B2C is like Facebook. social media management Social Media Marketing

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Social Media Management Crisis: Don’t Play Possum

PWB Marketing Blog

Individuals online are now more likely to take to social media when they feel slighted, annoyed or otherwise compelled to comment. When receiving a negative social media comment, "playing possum" until the attacker goes away is never a good idea.

Pros and Cons of your Social Media Team Structure

Ignite Social Media

With different clients comes different social media team structures that we work with. Social media teams are structured depending on how the brand divides their internal vs. external resources, and there are pros and cons to each approach. In-House Social Team.

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The Must-Follow Principles of B2B Social Media Success

Convince & Convert

Please read it, Jonathan has some amazing tips for marketers everywhere, especially in the B2B sector. How an internally driven social plan (versus externally created) leads to a trustworthy and speedy network. That seems to me like a tall assignment, even for something like social.

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47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

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

From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection. We discussed a ton of ideas on how to capture ROI in social media!

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Key to Creating B2B Social Content That Engage Audiences

PWB Marketing Blog

Probably the number one thing that keeps social media managers up at night is thinking about how to create content that engages audiences and gets people to interact. No one cares about your presence in social media unless you deliver content of interest. So, don’t go any further with social media until you develop a content strategy. But it takes work – namely well-planned content and savvy use of social media marketing.

Social Pros 6 – Instagram Lessons from a Giant B2B Company

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 6 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Jonathan Wichmann the head of social media for Maersk Line , the world’s largest container shipping company. I can’t do social media.”

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. Sample review: “Grow and manage your following using Tweepi. ” — Social Media Today.

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Rocket Content – Your B2B Secret Weapon

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post by Ian Greenleigh , the Social Media Manager at Bazaarvoice – the market and technology leader in hosted social commerce applications. Your job is to use social media to reach and influence decision makers at companies in your target space.

Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 9 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Chris, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: social media as a B2B lead generator!).

Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 9 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Chris, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: social media as a B2B lead generator!). Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch.

Social Media Strategy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Secrets

Viper Chill

For example, you might not know that I helped one newspaper go from a limited social media presence to helping them hit the Digg homepage over 40 times. Facebook can be a great opportunity for social media marketing, especially if you engage fans on a Fan Page.

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Six FREE Tools To Measure Social Media for Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Facebook and other social networks equip you with limited analytic tracking tools. Once you start to delve deeper into social media marketing, you will find you need a more robust measurement platform. Klout (free) – the de facto tool for measuring social media influence.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results.

Embrace Mistakes to Become a Better Social Media Pro

Convince & Convert

Another month, another incredible round of guests on the Social Pros Podcast. This month’s Social Pros come from three countries: Canada, the Netherlands, and the U.S. Their responsibilities span from leading a social media team of over 150 to designing yo-yos.

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.

The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year. How does social CRM differ from traditional CRM? ” — B2B PR Sense Blog.

Social Pros 20 – Katie Morse, Billboard

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 20 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Katie and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : 47% of B2B companies do not track brand mentions on social media).

We Interviewed 75 Top Social Media Marketers. Here’s What They’re Working On, Today

Buffer Social

I have the amazing privilege of speaking with social media managers from a variety of brands and industries around the world on a daily basis. We surveyed and spoke with more than 150 of the world’s best social media managers and put together a selection of 75 answers here.

2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, a report called “How Marketers Are Using Social Media To Grow Their Businesses” was released by Social Media Examiner. The report uncovers the “who, what, where, when and why” of social media marketing.

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Are you using old skool strategies with new media tools?

Janet Fouts

Whether through social media or other means, you talk to a person who is representing the brand. The social media team responded quickly to direct me to the right person to solve my problem. In his book There is no B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human H2H.

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23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites? How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? How can you measure (or can you measure) social media ROI ?

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). How do we demonstrate the ROI of social efforts?

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Association Social Media: Kelli Windsor, Food Marketing Institute

SocialFish

I had the great pleasure of moderating a panel of fabulous association social media managers at an Association Trends breakfast last month, where results were shared (and we opined on them) from the Association Social Media Benchmark Survey.

The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

Since I couldn’t find any lists that suited my taste, I decided to start my own… “The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today” My own social media hall of fame, so to speak. I believe we should highlight people who are doing remarkable work in the social universe and not only those who are just social celebrities. People are joining the social universe for a reason – to be social, to be heard and to be noticed.

The 11 Best Content Marketing, SMO, and Marketing Performance Management Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Web analytics tools are often all small to midsized firms will need to track their digital marketing performance—particularly when combined with marketing analytics dashboards that pull in data from social media accounts and other sources. Marketing Performance Management.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. Jeanette leads the Social & Digital Marketing team at Cisco.

37 Free Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills Today

Buffer Social

When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes. The list here includes free online courses in a number of social media-related topics and disciplines. What Is Social?

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11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog

SocialFish

The topics are endless, ranging from social media to paintball, from home auto repair to tax advice. After completing an article, your post is formatted and published, complete with a link to your profile, your Examiner title and social media sharing icons.

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39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

The notion of using social media for business has gone from cutting edge to commonplace in an amazingly short time. And for those laggard firms still resisting social media, recent changes by Google now make it all but imperative. Social Media Marketing Tips and Tactics.

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When and How Does Snapchat Work for Business

Convince & Convert

Carlos has the daunting position of being in charge of raising awareness for BMC products and driving global demand through social. With a team of content and social media managers at his side, Carlos has driven social to becoming a key part of BMC’s sales funnel.

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How a Solid Social Database Can Help You Close Sales

Convince & Convert

With another year upon us, B2B marketers are still struggling to reach the right buyers. Social media allows us to identify interested prospects earlier in the buying cycle, long before they come to your website or open your emails. Dissecting Social Media Success.

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The Future of Social Media (And How to Prepare For It): The State of Social Media 2016 Report

Buffer Social

Imagine being able to predict the next big thing on social media, knowing what social media will look like in 2017 and beyond and how will brands use social platforms to connect with their audience. – The evolution of social media roles.

How CMOs Can Prove the ROI of Tech Investments

Convince & Convert

Validating the increase in spending on marketing technology, such as marketing automation and social media management, will require an even more specific understanding of each tool’s ROI. It’s what leads to conversion and is easily measured on social media.

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22 Social Media Marketing Management Software & Services Reviewed - Online Marketing Blog

www.toprankblog.com

Social Media Marketing is no different. Over the past 6-9 months, I’ve been researching and reviewing a variety of social media management tools that help with everything from source network connections to campaign & social content management to monitoring & measurement.

Measuring the Best Times to Post on Social Media

Sprout Social

Managing all of your social media networks can be a daunting task. Knowing the best times to post on social media is even more challenging. Just ask any seasoned social media manager how difficult it is to be on top of each network.