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.

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

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5 Clever Goal-Focused Facebook Campaign Ideas

Simply Measured

There are an infinite number of social media goals: increased brand awareness, a bigger, more competitive social media community, getting more prospects into the consideration phase, inspiring advocacy, straight-up generating leads and sales…the list goes on. Leverage Facebook Live.

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.

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.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social.

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.

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.

How To Get Results From Your Blogger Outreach Campaign

SocialFish

This is precisely why conducting a blogger outreach campaign can be the most difficult type of social media campaign. Our goal for this part of the campaign was 30 blog posts. They would also receive a few mentions on the CTK website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.

The Five Reasons Why Most Facebook Brand Pages Aren’t True Communities

Convince & Convert

What are the defining characteristics of a community? To get to this point, it becomes necessary to define what a community is. According to dictionary.com, a community is. As community managers, it’s our job to manage a brand’s online (and offline) presence.

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

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.

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. Facebook.

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. You can follow Emma on Twitter , Facebook or Linkedin.

Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

Waxing UnLyrical

Whether you want to go for coffee, meet a friend or keep yourself posted on your friends’ birthdays, Facebook is where today’s generation updates each other by sharing the minutest details of their lives on the platform. Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

8 Tips for Using Social Media for Political Campaigns

Almost Savvy

By now, most candidates for public office have figured out that incorporating social media into their campaigns is a critically important step. I’ve seen campaigns hoping to grow (don’t they all?), The fish are on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube; not on your website.

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. Follow Cruiseable on Facebook and Twitter. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. A Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount. G: How did you build your experience as community manager?

How Much Do You Know About Your Consumers’ Cultural Communities?

Convince & Convert

Social media engagement and community building is such an important piece of growing consumer advocacy. When limited to a certain number of characters, hashtags and emojis give your Tweet, Instagram, or Facebook post emotion, just like using inflection to convey emotion in conversation.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook? Unless they go off and create an anti-community such as Dell Hell, alert the Press and continue to pursue their point of view. Law as bullying tactic rarely works, it just incenses the community.

12 Secret Facebook Features Every Marketer Should Use

Pamorama

Mastering hidden Facebook features will help you get ahead of your competition. Managing an active and successful Facebook page with a thriving community can be a daunting experience. To save something you see on Facebook: From your newsfeed: Click and select Save.

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.

Unlock Facebook’s Secret Blueprint for Successful Facebook Pages

Peg Fitzpatrick

Facebook Page management is one of the most challenging social media tasks due to the complexity of the Facebook algorithm and the amount of competition in the News Feed. Tips for creating a successful Facebook Page – it starts with each post.

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

Mindjumpers

A couple of months back, I wrote a blog post about the launch of Facebook’s new App Center. When the App Center launched in May this year a vast number of people were already playing games on Facebook. The new App Center is boosting Facebook gaming.

Luxury Auto Brand Aston Martin Uses Social Media Campaign to Double Site Traffic

The Realtime Report

Aston Martin, the luxury British automotive brand, saw visits rise over 100% on its website as a result of a social media campaign in Germany, the US and the UK. The campaign began on June 20th, featuring a digital car configurator, images and a video, as reported by Luxury Daily.

7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies

Pamorama

Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy. Every day, businesses are inspired to bring creative marketing ideas to life on Facebook in ways that have a real impact on their bottom line. Results: 71% sales increase from Facebook.

Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. Creating an effective Facebook strategy needs to be an essential focus, and with influencer marketing now becoming a staple, huge opportunities exist for brands that invest at the intersection of these two complementary approaches.

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Facebook Creative Hub Opens Its Doors

SocialTimes Facebook

The Facebook Creative Hub that the social network announced at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in June is now available to “the entire global advertising and marketing community.”. All you need is a Facebook user account.

What You Can Learn From Taylor Swift’s New Album Instagram Teaser Campaign

Convince & Convert

What can you learn from a megastar’s Instagram teaser campaign? Align this with insights from your social media communities on their top wishes and questions to aid in your decision making. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Facebook Announces Crisis Response, Charitable Giving Tools at Social Good Forum

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook used its Social Good Forum in New York Thursday to introduce several tools for its users in the areas of crisis response and charitable giving. So today, Safety Check will be turned on by our community instead of Facebook. Community Help.

Cinemagraphs: The “New” Facebook Ad Format is Mesmerizing GIF/Video Hybrids

Mindjumpers

As auto-play videos is now being fully established on Facebook, the social network is looking into ways to increase the quality of the ads displayed in the News Feed. It has helped luxury brands like Chopard to create cinemagraphs for organic social campaigns.

28 of the Best Marketing Campaigns and Experiments of 2016 (and the People Behind Them)

Buffer Social

If you’re in need of a marketing recharge, here are 28 amazing marketing campaigns and experiments—and the amazing people who dreamed them up. The videos taking over Facebook. Inside views with Facebook Live. 25.Keeping it weird on Facebook.

Branding: When Political Campaigns Turn to Social Media

Mindjumpers

Though emotional touch points and indiscreet bullying of the opponent have always been natural parts of any branding game, this election once and for all showed the importance of social media as a campaigning tool in political branding and communication.

Strength of Community Supersedes Influence

Geoff Livingston

After the influencer “graces&# everyone with their presence, the organization’s community remains. After a sales or advocacy campaign winds up, the community remains. That’s why the most important metric should always be Strength of Community.

7-Step Facebook Marketing Strategy to Dominate 2017

Sprout Social

Let’s be honest here–Facebook isn’t slowing down. billion monthly active users on Facebook, which includes a 17% year over year spike since 2016. Your Facebook marketing strategy has to be unique. There’s an ocean of potential customers you can reach on Facebook. Faceboo

Interview with Community Manager: Ida Vega Santana from Sony Iberia

Social Media Citizens

Ida Vega Santana is a community manager at Sony Iberia. For the last 5 years she have been exploring online communication world and developing her community management skills at companies like Heineken , BBDO and the likes. You can follow Ida on Facebook , Linkedin or Twitter. G: How did you build your experience as a community manager? Behind the communities to maintain and invigorate them, never forget that we must have a plan for initial communication.

Creative Social Media Campaign Planning: A Fail-Proof Process and Your Essentials

Simply Measured

Today, Tanya Cramp (Global Digital Content Manager at Hard Rock) and I had a conversation about gut checks, collaborative strategies, and the process of creative campaign planning. A major theme was mapping your creative campaigns to larger business objectives.

Interview with Community Manager: Helen Lynch from Yell.com

Social Media Citizens

Helen Lynch is a community manager at Yell.com, UK’s leading local search engine. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? Over the past 8 years I’ve moved from moderation and moderator management through customer support and community management and then into social media, content and community management within the marketing industry. H: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for personal use, but they also feature heavily in my working life too.

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.

How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community

Convince & Convert

jtroyer Tweet This Giving Back to Your Top Influencers Back in 2003, VMware ‘s online community was centered around a forum. Today, despite the fractured social media landscape, their community still has one central home on the web: the VMware Community site.