5 Innovative Social Media Campaigns of 2016

Ignite Social Media

The only true difference is that I’d much rather prefer an awesome social campaign over a political one. So, on that note, let’s take a look at some of the most innovative social media campaigns in this past year. Their social campaign, however, performed quite well.

Facebook Campaign Budget Optimization Becomes Fixed Default

Jon Loomer

More than a year ago, Facebook launched Campaign Budget Optimization. Beginning in September, Campaign Budget Optimization will become a fixed default that can’t be turned off. This is a very big change to the structure of Facebook campaigns.

Monday Roundup: Campaigns

Waxing UnLyrical

Successful campaigns come in all shapes and sizes. From building trust, to damage control, to sales, a well-executed campaign can win you more supporters, clients and bragging rights! This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on campaigns.

How My Evergreen Facebook Campaign Works

Jon Loomer

How do you keep a campaign fresh? You can do this with an evergreen Facebook campaign. An evergreen Facebook campaign can utilize one ad or dozens of ads. First, a little refresher… What Are Evergreen Facebook Campaigns? Your campaign works great for a few days.

How Campaign Budget Optimization (CBO) is Performing Around The World

Jon Loomer

Back in January, Jon wrote about Campaign Budget Optimization (CBO) and how it would become the default in September 2019. The ongoing chatter of the Facebook advertiser community also reflects this schizophrenic nature. TOFU campaigns generally working well on CBO.

'Stuff The Bus' Campaigns Demonstrate Local Communities' Caring Spirits

Forbes Social Media

Back-to-school season is upon us, but before the kids climb aboard bus, hundreds of nonprofits are urging parents to 'stuff the bus' with much-needed school supplies

Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns. Creating a social media campaign is not a one time event. Tips on managing social media campaigns.

Online Community Manager Job Description

SocialFish

Here’s the best job description we’ve come across so far, courtesy of our friend Ben Martin at Online Community Results. We’re doing lots of cool work with Ben, who’s our go-to for outsourced community management. JOB DESCRIPTION: ONLINE COMMUNITY MANAGER.

How to Plan a Pride Campaign on Social Media

Later

Pride Month is a global celebration, one where many collective voices come together to support a wonderful cause every June and honor our LGBTQIA+ community. Tips for Planning & Running a Successful Pride Campaign on Social Media. Tip #3: Tell Stories From Your LGBTQIA+ Community.

The 11 Best Social Media Campaign Builders and Ad Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media campaigns, on the other hand, are short (and defined) term bursts of activity and advertising relating to a specific promotion, event, contest, report, or other call to action. Social Media Campaign Builders. Launch and manage a giveaway campaign in minutes without coding.

5 Creative UGC Marketing Campaigns to Inspire Your Business

Later

Running a UGC marketing campaign can be an incredible way to attract new followers, make sales, and convert your existing audience into customers! Wondering how you can leverage UGC for your next marketing campaign on social? UGC Marketing Campaign #1: Promote Your Next Product Launch.

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Fostering Community and Hope One Story at a Time

Waxing UnLyrical

It wasn’t long ago that I was on one of Shonali’s Pioneer Calls , seeking advice for a campaign I was working on called, “ Safe Families for Children, ” a volunteer-based respite resource for families going through a crisis as well as an alternative to foster care.

3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

SocialFish

A 24-hour giving campaign may seem like a lot of extra work on top of what you’re already doing for holiday or seasonal fundraising, especially when you’re working with a small budget and small staff. Your Community. Cool Social Tools Featured Industry Insider Open Community

Monday Roundup: Caring Through Community

Waxing UnLyrical

How do we meaningfully build and celebrate communities? An energized community can give your cause (or campaign) just the right amount fuel to make a difference, no matter how large or small it is. But when done right, community building efforts don’t just pay off for your community, but for your organization as well. So: how can you harness the power of community to do good as well as make good this quarter?

Monday Roundup: Optimizing Your Campaigns

Waxing UnLyrical

Campaigns and events take a lot of planning and effort. Here are some ideas on how to optimize your campaigns… and on a day that comes only once every four years, no less! 4 Components Of The Best Social Media Campaigns. Around the Web extend your campaigns

Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Community fundraising goes beyond raising funds for a specific cause. It provides an opportunity to improve an entire community through the efforts of the fundraiser. Here’s one example of an organization that’s clearly been successful through their community fundraising efforts.

3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

SocialFish

A 24-hour giving campaign may seem like a lot of extra work on top of what you’re already doing for holiday or seasonal fundraising, especially when you’re working with a small budget and small staff. Your Community. Guest post by Jenna Sauber, CauseVox. ————–.

5 Black Friday Social Media Campaigns and Tactics to Learn From

Ignite Social Media

Black Friday and its online bestie Cyber Monday are a great time of year for brands to implement a social campaign to support traditional marketing efforts. Also known as the anti-campaign, this approach especially appeals to brands with more cult-like followings.

Create Brand Value Through Local Community Management

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. These local Facebook pages have grown at twice the rate of global communities and register 50% higher engagement. Local campaigning means business revenue.

What’s in Your Community Manager Job Description?

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. ————— Are you thinking of hiring a community manager?

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. Pay for a Facebook ad campaign that targets the most likely prospects (who you think will convert to customers). How To Grow Your Facebook Community is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail

SocialFish

——— The majority of all crowdfunding campaigns fail to reach their monetary goals. Crowdfunding campaigns that hit their goals start with a comprehensive plan. What are the most common reasons for why a campaign is unable to meet its goal?

Succesful Facebook Campaign by Corona Light

Mindjumpers

To strenghten this mission, they are running a new campaign to boost the number of likers on their Facebook page. One of the keys for a successful campaign is to make a coherent campaign that makes sense for the individual.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. So our small marketing team is now working to grow our user base and nurture our new community. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Community managers have a challenging job. A new extension of Ikea Singapore’s “ Improve Your Private Life ” campaign does just that. Consider this a mini focus group to power a broader campaign or piece of content.

What PR Pros Can Learn From Social Good Campaigns

Waxing UnLyrical

Having been part of the WUL network for a couple years now, I can fully say that this community is no stranger to social good and giving back. As I’ve experienced, understanding the community that is built through social good and how it can be activated is essential for any communicator.

Volvo Launches Pinterest Account With #VolvoJoyride Campaign

The Realtime Report

Social image-sharing site Pinterest is the focus of a new campaign by Volvo Cars of North America. The “Volvo Joyride” campaign began on September 5 with just 155 Pinterest followers, and has added nearly 750 followers in just three weeks.

How to Run Successful Campaigns on Google+

Convince & Convert

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working on the best practices for running campaigns on Google+ and how, as Chris Brogan would say, we can make our buyers the hero of the story. Campaigns create movements. Why think in terms of campaigns on Google+?

How to Track Hashtag Campaigns with Social Media Analytics

Convince & Convert

Using social media analytics like Talkwalker’s Hashtag Campaign IQ App , instant and in-depth hashtag tracking is now possible. Using this information, companies, organizations, and even individuals can refine their campaigns and make sure they stand out from the crowd.

Facebook Launching Community Actions Feature To News Feed

Socialmedia.biz

Facebook is all set to launch Community Actions, an interactive News Feed petition feature, that will allow users to support political and social causes that matter to them. As a result, you cannot tag President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence in your Community Actions.

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How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community

Convince & Convert

In celebration of 100 years of its iconic Chuck Taylor All Star Shoes, Converse recently debuted the “Made By You” campaign, which pays homage to the artistic spirit of the people who wear them. Leverage Your Community to Tell Your Story. Not All Good Campaigns Have to Come to an End.

Facebook Announces New Small Business Promotion Campaign to Highlight Benefits

Social Media Today

Facebook's launched a new ad campaign which will promote local businesses, and highlight The Social Network's community benefit

How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool

Waxing UnLyrical

Another great resource or ally can come from working with a trusted research firm that can help you “uncover the hidden patterns of understanding that undermine citizen action,” as the Topos Partnership has done for a variety of communities in at least seven different sectors.

Facebook Now Has 235 Million Monthly Gamers: Time to Start Gamifying Your Social Marketing Campaign?

Mindjumpers

There has never been more gamers on Facebook than there is at the moment, and it thus seems that now might be a really good time to start thinking apps and games into your social marketing campaigns in order to entertain your fans and keep them coming back.

How to Build Stronger Bonds With Your Community

Convince & Convert

It’s no small secret your online community and your loyal customers within are your company’s greatest asset. While a customer may be happy with their one-time experience with your brand, what’s going to make them a lifelong community member? Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. She’s done a great job using social media to create a very supportive community of donors and fans, so I immediately thought of them when planning the first case study for Open Community.

How Promoted Hashtags Can Ruin Your Online Campaign Efforts

SocialFish

But in order to carry out a successful campaign that instills positive feelings, we must use judgment and minimize risk. We can do so by looking at a famous previous campaign that has gone poorly for a brand, which will show you just how promoted hashtags can crush your online efforts.

Capital Campaign Marketing Strategies for the Tech-Savvy

SocialFish

If you’re starting a capital campaign, then you know how much work and effort goes into planning a fundraiser of this magnitude. Here’s is what we’ll cover: Build a capital campaign website. Create a peer-to-peer campaign. Promote your campaign on social media.

Relationship Advice: Your Nonprofit Organization and Building Community Organization Partnerships

Waxing UnLyrical

To encourage social responsibility, create a culture of giving back to the larger community. Encourage human resources to create policy for volunteering that will not harm employees’ performance reviews when they take time off to give back to the community.

Old Spice: Successful Social Media Campaign

Mindjumpers

This is due to a very successful social media campaign driven by the “Old Spice Guy” aka “the man your man could smell like” performed by Isaiah Mustafah First back in February, Old Spice launched a video running both on television and web, which quickly quickly went viral.