Tips for 2021 Social Media Planning & Budgeting

Ignite Social Media

To help your organization gear up for the new year and solidify a social media strategy you can be confident in, our expert social media strategists have broken down valuable tips to consider and answers to top questions from marketers across multiple industries.

Parler: What Brands Need to Know About the Latest Social Media Network

Ignite Social Media

Parler is a twitter-style social media platform that was launched by John Matze and Jared Thomson in 2018. Their biggest differentiator is their concept which is to provide a social media network that is free of judgement, where people can freely express their own thoughts and opinions.

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

Pam Moore

I am thrilled to announce that Social Profit Factor is finally here! 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! We have worked on Social Profit Factor for more than a year to solve for an underserved need in the world of online business and internet marketing today!

7 Reasons Why Your Brand Needs Video on Social Media

Later

Video on social media is proving to be the most powerful business asset for gaining new followers, growing your brand, and driving sales. But why is video content so important for brands? And in this new world of social media, video content reigns supreme.

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Politics and Personal Branding: Preserve Your Brand and Relationships in a Political Minefield

Pam Moore

SocialZoomFactor · Personal Branding and Politics – Building Your Brand in a Political Minefield. From global pandemics, social justice, elections, peaceful protests, riots, rallies, supreme court nominations, to trade deals, there is much to talk about.

Tips for Social Media Advertising this Holiday Season

Ignite Social Media

This past year many marketers struggled with their social media advertising efforts. State of Paid Media Buying in 2020. 2020 was a unique year for social media marketing, but the state of social ad buying specifically had some interesting points we want to address.

8 Things Social Media Listening Can Do For Your Brand

Oktopost

Just about any business has a social media presence. Regardless of which platform, it’s almost impossible to grow a brand’s online presence without a social media presence. What you should listen for on social media.

Starbucks vs. Dunkin': Which brand wins on social media?

Awario

For our newest brand battle, we took Starbucks and Dunkin' for a social listening ride and examined both brands through the lens of social media with our monitoring and analytics tool Awario

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? We have been working the past year on a game changing online social media training academy and member community to help solve your biggest problems and challenges related to social media marketing, digital marketing, and branding. Yes, we have removed the opt-in wall and you can enroll in Social Profit Factor right now! Do you have social media problems? .

Top Flavored Water Brands on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

It’s pretty much become the new “thing” as people across the world declare their favorite brands, tweet pictures and even buy bathing suits to show their support. Just like sports teams and fast food chains , sparkling and flavored water brands have been using social media channels to bring the popular drink to their thirsty customers. From La Croix and hint to Bubly, here are a few of the top flavored water brands on social media.

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Top news in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

Here’s this week’s list of the most important, must-know social media news featuring LinkedIn, World Emoji Day, Instagram Sales and Instagram anti-bullying. Now there’s brand awareness campaigns which charge by impressions, enhanced conversion tracking capabilities and ads for LinkedIn Talent Solutions customers. Announce discounts with branded graphics. The post Top news in social media appeared first on Sherrilynne Starkie.

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3 Reasons Your Boss Said NO to your Digital and Social Media Plan [podcast + ebook]

Pam Moore

SocialZoomFactor · Social Media Budget Top 3 Reasons Your Boss is NOT Approving Your Plan. ” Do you have what you think is an amazing social media or digital marketing plan? Your social media plans should include a laser focus on both of these if you want to succeed.

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45 of the Best Social Media Analytics Tools

agora pulse

We’ve culled the best social media analytics tools to save you the time and pain of sifting through everything out there. How do you measure your brand’s progress on social media and make sure you’re on track to reach your marketing goals? Zoho Social.

5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Media Insights

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way. Success in business utilizing social media and digital marketing requires both art and science. Humanizing your brand enables you to build a relationship built on trust, authority and human connection that can be felt in the heart. Brand Humanization in a Nutshell.

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How to Develop a Social Media Strategy and Plan: 6 Essential Steps for Success [Webinar]

Pam Moore

Do you ever feel like you are spinning your wheels on the social web? The key to success using social media for business is that you must not only understand the social networks and social media overall, but you must understand how to INTEGRATE social media into your business so that you can achieve your business goals. Social media is not free. Are you ready to stop wasting time and money on the social web?

April Social Media Trends

Ignite Social Media

With each unprecedented day passing, social media apps have quickly become the frontlines for many to source out news, seek entertainment, and stay connected with their loved ones. We have recapped some of the April social media trends we saw and how they have adapted to our world’s ongoing situation. COVID-19 has impacted every industry worldwide and social marketing is no different. Instagram rolls out new stickers to encourage social distancing.

3 Reasons Your Boss Didn’t Approve Your Social Media Budget and Plan

Pam Moore

” Do you have what you think is an amazing social media or digital marketing plan? This blog post includes the following: Top 3 reasons your social media budget and plan are not getting approved. Replay of a webinar I recently hosted with 3 Easy Steps to Get Your Social Media Budget Approved and Boss on Board with Your Plan ( grab a seat to the replay ). ” A social media plan is far more than throwing pretty visuals at Instagram or Facebook.

Social Media Management Pricing; Considerations for Setting Your Budget

Ignite Social Media

Understanding social media management pricing and costs isn’t easy. That said, it’s essential that your brand sets your budget before going into any kind of agency search. So then, what should your brand set aside for social media management? Step One: Determine Your Primary Goals for Social Media. Now, everyone is going to read step one and think, “ ROI … I want social media to generate sales.”

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Small Business Social Media Marketing Strategies

The Realtime Report

Small Business Social Media. Marketing your small business on Social Media is key to becoming successful. In this article we will discuss why small businesses need social media and tips and tricks to market your business. Build Brand Awareness.

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

Pam Moore

Do you feel stuck in a rut when it comes to achieving your business goals and utilizing social media to help you do such? 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. The goal is not to “do social media.”

Social Commerce: A Guide to Shoppable Features on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

From newbies, like TikTok, to the popular Pinterest, our favorite platforms are making social commerce easier than ever with even more ways to purchase. Both Facebook and Instagram Shops are customizable, easy to set up, and help brands reach new and existing customers with shopping intent.

Top B2B Brands on Social Media

Social Media Strategies Summit

With its ability to get in front of a wide array of consumers, social media may be the darling of retail and B2C brands, but it is increasingly difficult for ANY business to ignore the power of social media marketing. For B2B brands, social media is growing in importance: 66% of B2B marketers report that LinkedIn is effective, 66% say they plan to boost their organic usage of Instagram, and 56% rate YouTube as important to overall brands success ( Articulate ).

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How to Develop a Profitable Social Media Strategy and Plan in 2018

Pam Moore

Are you tired of being sick and tired of not achieving a positive ROI from your time and money invested into social media? You feel as if you constantly spin your social media wheels with little real business results. You don't know where to start to build your social media plan. You started your social media plan but gave up as you have no idea how to budget or prioritize. The key inputs needed to succeed using social media for business.

KFC vs. Popeyes: Which brand wins on social media?

Awario

While the two brands are fighting for customers in the U.S. and overseas, we took a look at what social media has to say about them KFC and Popeyes have long been the stars of the fast-food scene.

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Social Media Hashtags in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

For years many social media savvy marketers have tapped into the power of hashtags to grow their brand, community and even generate leads and sales. Hashtags are a big part of social networks such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Are you wondering what these hashtag things are that you see on every social network you visit? Because as I always say, social media is about people. Social media simply makes it easier to do such.

Trending Social Media Content of 2020

Ignite Social Media

2020 has been quite the year for social media. From political and social movements to the Covid-19 pandemic , people have had more reason to get involved and voice their opinions on social media. Social Commerce will Rise. Subscribe to Social You Should Know.

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Survey Results: How has Social Media Behavior Changed with COVID-19

Ignite Social Media

” With that, brand marketers are trying to figure out how to adapt their social strategies to new social media behaviors. Social Media During Covid-19 Survey Results. As the easiest form of marketing to change on the fly, social media marketing has become one of the most popular ways for not only people to stay connected to other people, but for brands to reach their audiences. said only if the brand’s product was “essential.”

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Driving brand promotion through social media

Meltwater

It’s no secret that social media channels are one of the most powerful promotional tools available to modern marketers. Whether using social media monitoring to pick up on customer service issues or… Read More >>>. Social

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5 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Program is Failing

Pam Moore

Unfortunately many small business owners and marketing teams jump on social media expecting fast results. They are quickly disappointed when what they thought was a well thought out social media strategy, campaign or program fall flat on its face. Many social marketing plans fail simply because the marketing architect underestimated the amount of work required. They get sold on the social media easy button and “Facebook is free” mentality.

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. The same thing goes for most of the content you will find in the digital and social space… it’s often one-off content.

Social Media Updates

yMarketingMatters

Here are the latest social media updates to keep you ahead of the curve and make sure your marketing is up to date and successful! This new tool will help marketers understand more about the specific ads and even the unique LinkedIn audiences that are driving campaign conversions and generate high-quality leads, acquire new customers, and raise brand engagement among LinkedIn’s global audience of 450 million professionals.

July Social Media Trends

Ignite Social Media

Social media marketing is one of the fastest changing forms of marketing online and this past month was no exception! There has been a whole host of new features and updates that have rolled out so without further ado let’s dive into some of this month’s social media trends. On a quest to become your go-to social network for shopping , Pinterest is adding a new button that says “More from [brand]” under Product Pins.

Are Your Social Media Goals Realistic? Are They SMART?

agora pulse

Have you taken a good hard look at your social media goals? One of the biggest challenges that social media managers face is bridging the disconnect between social media goals and the business goals of the company. Why Do Social Media Goals Matter?

How to Set Up a Time-Saving Social Media Workflow

agora pulse

Follow these expert tips that can help social media managers and digital agencies save time and energy in their social media workflow. . Without a workflow, social media management can easily take over your entire day or week. Outline a Social Media Strategy.

How Brands Can Celebrate Juneteenth on Social Media

Later

To help you better understand the holiday and how brands can successfully celebrate Juneteenth on social media, we asked social media strategist and photographer Dante Nicholas to share his knowledge on the day! At Later, we’ve added Juneteenth to our free downloadable holidays calendar — so every brand and social media manager has a reminder to celebrate the day. Plus, many brands are taking steps to celebrate the day.

Use This Awesome Worksheet to Build Your Social Media Plan, Prioritize Audiences & Customer Segments

Pam Moore

“Why can’t we just skip the social media strategy stuff and create some buzz for this amazing offer we have?” ” I can’t count the number of times I have been asked this question by clients, students of our social media workshops, attendees at events where I speak, loyal blog readers & even neighbors! Far too many business leaders confuse random acts of social media and buzz with social business success.

You Can’t Buy Brand Advocates or Social Media Friends

Pam Moore

It’s not news that social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn are moving to a pay to play model. Results in the social world of today require more planning, integration, and money. At the heart of social media is people. Marketing leaders and brands that embrace and master the art of human connection will leap frog years ahead of their competition that only focuses on clicks, follows and likes. 15 Steps to Ignite Employees as Brand Advocates.

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Social Media Updates: September

yMarketingMatters

September saw some great social media updates for marketers. Here are the most important updates you should be aware of to improve your social media marketing for your business: Facebook. Access new and improved ad formats to achieve your marketing objectives: Landscape photo and video to unlock new creative opportunities and give ads a more cinematic feel; Video ads of up to 30 seconds in length, so brands can engage in richer storytelling.

How Brands Can Benefit from Social Media Groups (#SMTLive Recap)

Social Media Today

During one of our most recent Twitter chats, we spoke with marketers about the benefits of and best strategies for managing social media groups. Here's what our friends on #SMTLive had to say

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How to Use Content Pillars for Your Social Media Strategy

Later

Have you ever struggled to create a social media post? Using content pillars for social media is a great way to stay organized, be consistent, and create high-quality content your audience will love. . How to Use Content Pillars for Social Media.

Your Logo is Not Your Brand – Why You Need a Brand Architecture and Strategy

Pam Moore

Many business and marketing leaders think a brand starts and ends with a logo, colors and design. However, experienced brand marketers know branding is far more than a logo or a simple social media image that gets a ton of likes on Facebook or LinkedIn. In reality, the logo is the easy part and only one small yet very important component of your brand. To survive in business today marketers must know how to build a brand architecture and strategy.

Energize Your Social Media Agency: Ideas for Experienced Social Media Managers

agora pulse

You’ve had your social media marketing agency for a while. Check out our tips for experienced social media managers who want to energize their agencies. Recently I published a detailed guide on How to Start a Social Media Marketing Agency: Step by Step.

Growing Your Social Media Audience

Sprout Social

In order for social media marketing to work, you need an audience. Use the strategies in these Sprout resources to help you refine your strategy to expand your reach and successfully engage your social media audience. How to create achievable social media goals.