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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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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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.

Ignite Social Media Receives Audience Honors at Shorty Awards

Ignite Social Media

Ignite Social Media received the Audience Honor at the Shorty Awards for both of the categories we applied for: Retail & E-commerce and Large Media Buying Strategy. Shorty Award Audience Honor: Large Media Buying Strategy.

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.

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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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.

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.

How Social Media and Smart Devices Impact Consumers’ Buying Decisions [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

This brilliant infographic by Symphony Teleca entitled “The Meaning of Like”, illustrates how mobile devices and real-time access to review sites and social networks impact consumers’ buying decisions and overall retail experience. Social networks influence buying behavior.

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How Social Media Strengthens Companies [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Socialcast has compiled this nice infographic that explains how social media strengthen the relationships inside the company to engage employees and consumers when creating customer relations. What To Include In a Social Media Policy.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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?

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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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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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.

3 Top Reasons CEOs Fear Social Media, Social Selling and New Media

Pam Moore

Have you ever presented what you thought was an amazing digital marketing, social media, content marketing or social selling plan to your CEO or top executives and all you got back was a dead stare and a big fat “NO”? How to Subscribe to Social Zoom Factor Podcast .

How Companies Are Dedicating Their Budgets to Social Media [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet At the beginning of a new financial year, all marketers sit down to draft their strategies in form of new media planning and budget allocations. This media planning and buying is done, keeping in mind where they were present in the last year and how it affected their revenue stream.

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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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.

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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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.

Four Ways to Develop Amazing Social Media Content

Ignite Social Media

Are you envious of all the beautiful social media content filling your newsfeed and thinking, “How can I create amazing social media content for my brand?” Now, it’s important to understand why social media content is so valuable.

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.

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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Setting Actionable Facebook ROAS Benchmarks for E-commerce

Ignite Social Media

From this, we put together a few calculations to help you determine what ROAS benchmarks are best for your company. Calculating Social ROAS. The post Setting Actionable Facebook ROAS Benchmarks for E-commerce appeared first on Ignite Social Media Agency.

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10 Social Media Predictions for 2019

agora pulse

For social media managers this time of year is less about decking the halls with boughs of holly and more about planning for 2019. At Contentworks Agency we’ve already planned next year’s social media strategies for our clients. GDPR Seeps Into Social.

New LinkedIn Ad Targeting Capabilities

Ignite Social Media

Targeting perimeters include: Company, Demographics, Education, Job Experience, and Interests. Also, if you need help with your social ad targeting, be sure to check out our eBook for targeting best practices.

19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

While social media marketing has become commonplace, questions about how to optimize the use of social channels and networks, and how to stand out from the crowd, remain. Which tactics work best today for building a social media following and growing traffic?

5 Funny Social Media Predictions for 2018

agora pulse

By now you will all have read some social media predictions for 2018. In this article I’m going to give you five funny social media predictions for 2018 and tell you how social media managers can prepare for them. SOCIAL MEDIA PREDICTIONS TAKEAWAY.

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.

What the heck are social media consultants and what do they do all day?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media consultants are not masters of the dark arts. Companies often call a consultant in because social media is not working. A social media consultant’s number one job is to set a strategy that aligns with the organizational goals and objectives.

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?