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How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

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Your business blog is a failure. But you keep updating it because all your competitors have blogs. Many company blogs are like this: Business owners start them because everyone else does but you are not sure what to do with it. What Constitutes A Successful Blog?

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7 Blog Post Ideas for Nonprofits

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If you maintain a blog for your nonprofit, chances are you’ve come up short on ideas more than a few times. Well, in fact there are lots of creative ways to keep your blog active and interesting. There are lots of ways to keep your blog up-to-date with interesting stories.

How to Promote a Cause on Facebook

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Blog posts, web pages and videos that can be easily linked through Facebook are key. The integration of social media in marketing has changed the game forever. Pushing a more socialized agenda by allowing for greater user participation is doing wonders for cause promotion, in particular.

This Week’s Awesome Association PR and Communications Jobs – March 16

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Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

Special Announcement

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You’ve heard me and others writing about all of this stuff on the blog many times, so this post is not about that – instead, here’s the point. As you all know, I am now fully immersed in startup land with WorkXO and our culture analysis and culture change work.

Here’s Your Opportunity to Start Something Awesome: Join #MBUstorm Blogging Challenge!

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That’s what MyBlogU new blogging challenge is all about: Start a new site. Starting out is tough… We all have lots of great ideas “we wish we could do” but they keep piling up waiting for when we have enough time.

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Ultimate List of Blog Post Ideas

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Thanks to Susan Cato for the find! photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday Featured Implementation

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How to Choose a Format When Writing Your Next Blog Post

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When writing a blog, multimedia is going to keep your readers engaged. This guide will help you figure out whether to choose a video, interview, slideshow, infographic, or traditional article for your next blog post. One example is a new blog. Start adding new media to your blog.

11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog

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Here’s one by Adam Nowlin, that originally appeared on his blog here , and is reposted with permission for you. Meanwhile, some estimates suggest that there are as many as 2 million blog articles uploaded to the internet every 24 hours.

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6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

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Reply to all the comments both on your own blog and around social media sites! This is must have insight for any blog owner, especially one that is trying to grow their brand, rather than just spread brand awareness. You have invested in that content. Your awesome team was involved.

You Have More Content than You Realize

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Proper utilization of infographics, blog posts, or social media delivers “quick hit” content that increases your reach exponentially. If someone downloads a specific resource, then also reads a blog about it or interacts with an infographic then they clearly have an interest in this topic.

6 Ways to Get Your Employees Blogging

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Recently, at my company, I was tasked with starting up a company blog. This is where it gets fun… we have helped our clients build successful blogs and come up with a blogging strategy, content calendars, etc. Write a blog? I don’t know how to write a blog.

To blog or not to blog in the age of Medium

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—————– More and more, blogging feels like speaking into an unplugged mic. Back in the day, blogging was about words. The powers that be are telling us not to bother with our little blogs or websites anymore because…money.

Making Sure Your New Website Theme is Social-Friendly

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Sidebar on blog pages. In this post, the featured blog post image is missing. This can happen if the blog doesn’t have a featured image. Facebook Blog Comments. Allowing Facebook login for blog comments is optional, but great for viral content.

Associations Respond to the 2016 Election Results

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The most accessible location for this to happen is on the American Libraries blog, The Scoop. Associations traditionally send out a bland proforma statement in support of or welcoming the incoming administration after Presidential elections. cough, ASAE, cough ).

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23

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Here is the promo kit , chock full of sample Tweets, Facebook posts, and a longer form blog post that you can use to help us get the word out. Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day?

Social Media Stress is Real

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blogging) have us uber connected, are probably even more stressed. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information.

8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling

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Plus you now have quotes for easy use in social shares, blogs and newsletters. Amy DeLouise is a video director-producer who specializes in telling real people stories that help nonprofits and companies tell their brand story.

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How To Create A Successful Blog For A Business or E-Commerce Website

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Many business owners and e-commerce site operators overlook the power of blogging, mostly because the traffic isn’t directed to their product or services pages, so they wonder “why bother?”. Blogging can help you overcome those challenges. and then blogging about their needs and wants.

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5 Tips for Building a Content Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits

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When some people think of content marketing, they usually think of website design, SEO, and blogging. Content Planning Beyond Just Website Design and SEO. Compared to the corporate sector, it’s safe to say that funding resources are more limited for non-profit organizations.

How You Can Use Twitter As a Visual Marketing Platform

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Use other content, such as blog posts featuring statistics, to create simple graphs. So, say you are sharing a link to a new post on your blog, “The Seven Ways You Are Ruining Your Marketing Campaign.”

Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?

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And for individuals who blog or contribute to publications, Google authorship was worth setting up a Google+ profile for in terms of SEO and verification of authority. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. —————-.

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Do You Know the Value of Your Website?

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This post originally appeared on the Tanzen Blog. —— Recently I had a short Twitter conversation about whether valuable and important are equivalent when it comes to websites. carriehd value=importance, surely? Tracy Playle (@tracyplayle) February 15, 2017.

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7 Worst Mistakes That Are Eating Up Your Content Marketing Success

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Not Being Consistent: Whether you are writing up blog posts, uploading a fresh stream of videos, or promoting a new product, it has to be consistent! Consequently, there is nothing wrong with giving your blog post or video a second or third round.

Top 5 Twitter Management Tips for Non-Profit Organizations to Increase Followers Organically

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DrumUp: [Disclosure: I write for the DrumUp blog] a free content discovery tool that can help you comb the web for relevant content using the keywords that you can input.

You can’t fix politics, but you can fix this

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So while we can’t fix politics (or maybe we can, but that’s a topic for a different kind of blog), we CAN focus on the things that matter to us directly. These are turbulent times, and I think many of us feel pretty powerless (no matter which side of the fence we’re on).

A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits

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Social media shouldn’t be out there alone; it should be integrated and aligned with your strategic goals and target audiences,” said Beth Kanter , Nonprofit Consultant and Author of Beth’s Blog , one of the longest running and most popular blogs about nonprofits and social media.

What is no longer working in social media: 2014 edition

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Is your blog connected to your lead capture system? Blogging. It’s often forgotten that blogs were among the first social media tools – the best we’d had available since the online bulletin board or forum. The ramp-up to slow-down theory of blogging is no longer working.

We Are Still Doing It That Way 10 Years Later – WTF

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The book is essentially a collection of 100 blog posts written by Jeff De Cagna, David Gammel, Mickie Rops, Amy Riccardi and myself, with each post raising a different issue that we felt associations need to deal with if they are to adapt to the reality of the 21st century.

Awesome Association Jobs This Week – February 23

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Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

Four Untrue Myths of Association Innovation that Stop Us in Our Tracks

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She also writes a three-times weekly blog for association professionals. Myths are stories that are intended to teach us. Don’t fly too high but also don’t fly too low, said Icarus’s dad. But there are also stories that keep us stuck.

Rethink Your Website Redesign Process

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Whether you think it’s time for a website redesign or a new CMS, to set up a blog or Snapchat account, you need to consider why. This is the first in a new series of posts about rethinking how you approach your website. ————– Where to start?

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post

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Seems that everyone’s churning out content these days – but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows how to write a really good blog post that grabs interest and keeps it. Here are just a few tips that might just help your blog writing stand out from the crowd.

How to Use Snapchat for Lobbying and Public Affairs

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This post by Mike Panetta originally appeared on the Beekeeper Group blog here and is reposted here with permission. By the way if you have ANY grassroots social media needs, Beekeeper is who to call. Seriously. They are awesome.

5 Must Haves for Every Good Blog Post

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I run a Social Media Professionals Community on Google+, and I recently asked a few members of the community to provide 5 things they look for in a good blog post. One professional says, “[this is] probably the hardest part of writing a good blog post.” – Julep Media.

Top Association Social Media Jobs This Week – February 9

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Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

13 Tools That Can Make Your Social Media Marketing Much Easier

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The blogs posts written of this platform are easy to update. In addition to this, it is possible to incorporate other social media platforms to help you maximize the benefits of blogging. You can use this tool to plan for your blog posts.

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How You Can Use Promotional Products to Boost Your Social Media Campaign

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She also enjoys writing and blogging and is currently in the process of writing a memoir about her experience as a recent cochlear implant recipient. It’s no mystery why more and more businesses are turning to social media to help bolster their marketing campaigns.

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

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Now, here’s a bonus tip for making it all the way to the end of this blog – you can also use Twitter to promote your other social channels. Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms.

Resources for Small Staff Associations

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BLOGS/ARTICLES/PODCASTS/ETC. Socialfish –a great blog about nonprofit social media and digital stuff. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ————-.