Stop Buying Followers; Why You Should Stop Paying to Grow Your Social Following

Ignite Social Media

Buying followers is one of the worst ways to spend your social media budget. Social media trends ebb and flow, and recently more and more marketers are approaching our agency asking, “Can you run a program to get me more fans on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter?”.

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Strategies for Approaching Social Media Paid Buying

Ignite Social Media

Ever since Facebook changed the organic content algorithm in 2013 , paid media support has been an important part of social media strategies. There are two strategies for approaching paid media buying: directly from the platform or through third-party software companies.

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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.

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3 Social Media Advertising Spending Trends to Consider in 2019

Ignite Social Media

Whether you are still finalizing your social media strategy or hitting the ground running with execution this year, we’ve compiled the following few social media ad spending trends to help guide and inform your social advertising spending in 2019.

Bye Bye Buy Buttons | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2016 we’re also saying Bye Bye Buy Buttons, checking out my big 2017 Facebook “Prediction” and taking a look at Snapchat’s big move with the NFL. All this and more in this week’s Social You Should Know. Bye Bye Buy Buttons.

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The State of Social Ad Spend 2020

Ignite Social Media

When it comes down to ad revenue, 2019 seems like a pretty good year for the major social media platforms. Let’s break down the state of social ad spend. State of Social Ad Spend Growth. Ad Spend & Social Commerce. Source: Adobe.

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Social Media Ad Objectives: Clicks vs. Conversion

Ignite Social Media

Many advertisers believe getting people to click is the driving force behind social media advertising. Let the team here at Ignite Social Media design your social media ad objectives strategy to maximize your business results.

No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Social Media Following

Ignite Social Media

But when it comes to social media, organic reach is all about the influence content has without paying to boost it. Also, most social media platforms are vigilant about clearing out fake/spammy profiles. Learn a little more about copyright info for social media here.).

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3 Social Media Statistics to Consider in 2020 Strategies

Ignite Social Media

As the social media landscape continuously shifts, so must your brand strategy for operating on the various platforms. Here are three social media statistics for 2020 that you’ll want to consider when mapping out your strategy. .

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

During my career , I have worked for a couple of big Fortune 500 telecom companies and the challenge was always working to balance the wants and needs of the customer with the wants and needs of the shareholders. As a social network, LinkedIn focuses on the business of business.

3 Things You Need to Know Before the Facebook Campaign Budget Optimization Migration

Ignite Social Media

Facebook is giving time back to media buyers by migrating all ad accounts to Campaign Budget Optimization (CBO) starting early next year. That’s when media budget will be set at the campaign level instead of the ad set level.

A Social Media Retail Case Study – Driving Direct Results from Social Media

Ignite Social Media

It’s natural for retail brands to want to learn how to drive direct results via social media, whether in sales or leads. In past years, this has been a challenge, but improvements in social platforms’ ad buying options are making it easier than ever.

What to Post Where: Making the Most Impact with Your Social Media Content

Ignite Social Media

Bad news: There is no one thing I can tell you that will optimize your social media content. We create these “shared purposes” as part of every social strategy, because it’s critical to being successful with your social content.

5 Things to Do Before Shooting Food Content for Social Media

Ignite Social Media

Creating food-related social content can seem like a huge undertaking, but with a little preparation and strategic thinking, you can cook up a successful food shoot in no time! The post 5 Things to Do Before Shooting Food Content for Social Media appeared first on Ignite Social Media Agency.

Social Media Stock Talk: Five Reasons to Buy Facebook

Waxing UnLyrical

The biggest news in the history of social media took place Friday when Facebook had its IPO, becoming the biggest social name ever to join the public market. ” It represents the term “social network,” and has the story and movie to prove it.

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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! Get tickets to movies and events: For many new movies this fall, you can buy movie tickets straight from their Facebook Pages via Fandango.

Buy Some Social Media Today!

Jason Yormark

I had built up close to 12+ years of experience around digital marketing, but was really gravitating towards social media marketing. MA has established themselves as a leader in brands using social, and I was lucky enough to be a part of that team in the early stages as social media tools like Facebook and Twitter began to take off. I had reservations around focusing my career primarily on social early on for the fear of the fad wearing off eventually.

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May Social Media Trends

Ignite Social Media

They say April showers bring May flowers and Social’s in full bloom! So many new, fresh and exciting things are popping up on the social scene. Let’s dive into the May Social Media Trends! LinkedIn Live is the newest update to come out of the working-world social platform.

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3 Facebook Trends to Consider in 2020 Planning

Ignite Social Media

With initial 2020 marketing planning discussions in motion, it’s important to look at industry trends that may impact your social media marketing strategies and tactics. More Focus on Multiple Placements & Automatic Buying.

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Why You Should Thoroughly Audit Your Social Media Presence

Webbiquity SMM

Social media success isn’t nearly as random as it can seem. Though it’s a challenge, there’s no magical force keeping you from reaching your social media goals. To establish that, begin with a social media audit. What Is a Social Media Audit?

Off-Facebook Activity Launching October 1st

Ignite Social Media

Many social media advertisers have been awaiting this news and the potential repercussions that might come from it. The post Off-Facebook Activity Launching October 1st appeared first on Ignite Social Media Agency. Source: Facebook.

Fast Food Companies on Instagram

Ignite Social Media

Using QSR’s list from 2018 for inspiration, I even looked at those that aren’t local to our Michigan office and here were my favorites based upon their social presence on Instagram. Can you buy the Spyro plate there? It’s 9:00am on a work day and I’m already thinking about lunch.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Buy’ Button, Twitter Acquires CardSpring

The Realtime Report

Check out all the latest social media news from the last two weeks, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, YouTube and Vine: Facebook. Facebook tests new ‘buy’ button for online purchases in U.S.

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Getting everyone social media trained

Sherrilynne Starkie

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn,” said Ben Franklin about social media training never. Most organizations use social media channels in some way as part of their daily business. Social media training.

What You Need to Know About Snapchat Dynamic Ads

Ignite Social Media

If you’re interested in learning more about how to target for the different phases of the funnel, check out the below Social Ad Targeting to Address the Customer Journey articles on the Ignite blog. Last October, Snapchat announced their newest addition to their ad offerings: dynamic ads.

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Social Media Marketing Trends for the Back Half of 2019

Ignite Social Media

According to research by Cowen and Company*, Pinterest is the top social network for finding and shopping for products among US users. Now a public company with stakeholders to answer to, Pinterest has expanded their offerings to support shopping intent.

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Get Ahead of the Holidays with Your Social Media Strategy

Ignite Social Media

That means it is time to start figuring out your plan for your social media marketing initiatives for the end of the year. Is Black Friday the biggest day of the year for your company? Is it to click through to buy a product online? Plan Your Media Budget Effectively.

Is Buying on Facebook More Expensive? And is it Worth it?

Ignite Social Media

This is likely due privacy concerns circulating around the company. The volume of advertisements on the platform is increasing slowly due to the company’s decision to slow the increase in the number of advertisements in the news feed. The post Is Buying on Facebook More Expensive?

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5 Ways that Social Media Marketing Software Can Fail You

Pam Moore

5 Ways that Social Media Marketing Software Can Fail You. There’s no denying that social media marketing software can be an enormous asset to businesses of all sizes, creating, publishing, and even reviewing the performance of their content easier and quicker.

The Most Important Component Of Social Media Program Success: Executive Buy-In

Firebelly

Regardless of the size of your company, the most important component of your social media program is executive buy-in. It doesn’t matter if you work for a Fortune 100 company or a small business. Blog Social Media Social Media Marketing

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Fashion Retailer, Altar’d State, Named Finalist at Social Media Buzz Awards

Ignite Social Media

Finalist for Social Media Buzz Awards. The Social Media Buzz Awards celebrate the best individuals, agencies, companies, brands, and organizations across the social media spectrum. The Drum has put on the Social Buzz Awards for the past eight years.

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What to do After Buying LinkedIn Followers for your Company

Devumi

Just like other social media platforms, followers play an important role in the success of a company on LinkedIn. This is why companies often turn to buying LinkedIn followers.

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Social Ad Targeting to Address the Customer Journey – Phase IV : Loyalty Targeting

Ignite Social Media

Paid social media is one way to give attention to this most-deserving audience to maintain what has become an important business relationship. Here are some ways to use paid social to reach your loyal customers and impact your bottom line: Cross-sell products and/or services.

The Uphill Battle of Social Media Buy In

Direct Marketing Observations

If you talk at any length to any large corporations these days, they are all excited about the possibilities that social media might bring to their organizations, except that they are scared to death of the risks that social presents.

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The Key to Success in Enterprise Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

Lately, I’ve been thinking way too much about organic B2B social media marketing. This is the great struggle for the enterprise in social media. It’s ticking and you need to figure out real quick where social media fits within your org. Buy our stuff.

Burn your social media strategy

SocialFish

I recently came across an amazing post that I urge everyone to read about the current state of social media. Burn It Down, Start From Scratch And Build a Social Media Strategy That Works. DOING SOCIAL MEDIA RIGHT.

Getting everyone social media trained

Sherrilynne Starkie

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn,” said Ben Franklin about social media never. Social Media Week 2012 SP (Photo credit: Fora do Eixo). Most organizations use social media channels in some way as part of their daily business.

Start Monetizing Your Social Media Right Now

agora pulse

Can you make money from your social media? Social media is time-consuming. Can all the hours you spend posting, commenting, and interacting on social media really turn into solid sales? Your audience needs to be able to trust your company.

Social Media and Digital Marketing Success Requires a Marriage, Not a One Night Stand

Pam Moore

It's why you have 8 seconds to make that first digital brand impression when your dream customer visits your blog, website or social network profiles. So why would we think that marketers and business leaders would think any different when it comes to social media?

3 Steps for Making Your Social Media Strategy Agile

Ignite Social Media

This is your social media strategy: This is what your social media strategy should be able to do: Yep, it needs to be adorable…wait, I mean, agile. A month in social media time is like a year in regular time. Need help with your social media strategy?

Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

I did a website analysis and custom demonstration for a local IT recruiting company recently. This is a very successful company. They’ve adapted to using online social networks (namely LinkedIn) to identify passive candidates in the last few years and it’s serving them well.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook To Buy WhatsApp, LinkedIn Opens Publishing To All Members

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn: LinkedIn opens its publishing platform to all members. Any social media updates that we missed this week?

Start Monetizing Your Social Media Right Now

agora pulse

Can you make money from your social media? Social media is time-consuming. Can all the hours you spend posting, commenting, and interacting on social media really turn into solid sales? Your audience needs to be able to trust your company.