Marketing, Jacking and Mining Memes

Geoff Livingston

Image by MeMe. One bubbling trend in online marketing is meme marketing. Memes are ideas, behaviors or styles that spreads from person to person within a culture. Now guerrilla marketers and companies want to create their own memes. Another image by Meme.

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Meme time! How are you going to change the world in 2012?


I don’t know if Craig Newmark intended this post to be a meme, but what the hey, I’m taking that ball and running with it. Here’s how it works – whether you’re tagged here or not, please write a quick blog post or share a comment, and tag some more people.

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Trending Sources

Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

While Facebook may not provide quick-witted memes or cuts of hilarious videos like other platforms, it can take brands to the next level. Furthermore, Facebook Live streams generate 10 times more comments than standard videos. Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers.

The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

After two days of searching, we believe the process went something like this: 1) Susan’s Facebook friend saw the image on Susan’s Facebook page and commented, “Can I share this?? Guest post by Jenelle Conner. I am a social media advocate. It’s where I work.

Blogger's Block Should be a Meme

Net-Savvy Executive

Over 360 comments (so far), suggesting and discussing more topics than Fred will be able to write about in a year. Fred Wilson posted a simple request yesterday and got an amazing response. He wrote that he was experiencing Blogger's Block , and he asked his readers to suggest topics.

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All About Internet Memes [Infographic] | pamorama


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact All About Internet Memes [Infographic] by Pam Dyer on August 31, 2010 Share Here’s an infographic by Online University that does a good job of describing Internet memes and the sites that host them.

With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal > With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme by Tamar Weinberg on March 31, 2008 Share As I was traveling on my last of three conferences, Chris Kieff tagged me on the 4×4 meme that’s going around.

Life After Digital

Twist Image

Have we become heartless meme generating morons that are tearing apart the moral fabrics of our society? These moments - which, historically, would become memories - are now becoming moments in time that are documented, shared, rated and commented on by everyone. Social media and digital technology are ruining everything. Is the selfie the end of civilization as we know it? Has digital technology and social media impacted the way that we experience our lives?

Top 12 Blog Posts Of 2012


Pinterest, Instagram and memes were popular topics. Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting last year! Let us know in a comment below. Here are the 12 most-read posts on our blog in 2012. We’re looking forward to more in 2013. Sh*t Social Media People Say.

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The Technology Part to Your Content Marketing Plan

Razor Social

Meme Generator. If you’re looking to add some humor to your content mix, try using memes! Memes are a great way to entertain and engage your audience on social media, and you can create them easily with one of the many available meme generators.

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

Although a seemingly simple idea, what makes this campaign shine is the clever use of memes and puns both in the Facebook post creative as well as the comments. Each meme is different, personalized to the question or comment, and includes a link to the relevant Ikea product page.

Georgetown Lecture: Social Gets Bigger and Blander

Geoff Livingston

Please comment if you’d like to suggest something, I’ve got a few hours to cram (yikes!). Industry discussions about community engagement best practices, nurturing, blogging, conversing, commenting, liking, moderating, etc.,


Ari Herzog

Comments This was a viral meme once on facebook and it is really. You cdnuolt blveiee that you cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what you were rdanieg, rihgt?

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Meme: Ways to Increase Your Twitter Following Ethically

Geoff Livingston

Ethically is an extremely subjective word, so please comment if you feel we are off. We hope other successful Twitterers/bloggers will continue the conversation in a meme, and spread this more mindful approach towards Twitter followings.

Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

Ari Herzog

The constant parade of new verbs and nouns has been interesting: texting, “going viral,” mashups, memes, flashmobs, friending, unfriending, likes, retweets, crowdfunding, “add me,” rickrolling, circles, FollowFriday, hash tags, Pandora, Instagrams.

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Euro 2016 on Twitter: 10 Great Accounts Every Fan Should Follow

Talkwalker SM

Euro 2016 is now well underway with every goal, incident and meme sending social media into a frenzy. Why you should follow : Surprisingly unguarded (often funny) comments about matches and players and the occasional foray into politics. Never miss another meme!

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


Don’t be so quick to jump onto trends and memes — they usually *aren’t* the right way to engage your community. If you would roll your eyes at your meme tweet if it came from another org, don’t post it. This post originally appeared on

4 Social Media Management Strategies for Mobile Consumers

agora pulse

Give your audience an opportunity to share that inspirational quote, funny meme, or 20% discount code. So start retweeting their messages, commenting on their posts, and sharing their Instagram photos. How many social media management strategies REALLY incorporate mobile users?

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Serves 20 Billion Page Views Per Month, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

With over 80 million blogs and tens of millions of users ( GigaOM ), the platform has grown popular for sharing pictures, stories and memes without losing its “intimate, community feel.” He purposefully tried to design “a more thoughtful form of community engagement” by using ‘reblogging’ instead of commenting – requiring users to report content in the original context, rather that just adding an anonymous comment at the bottom of a post.

Facebook Audience Optimization: Better Engagement and Insights for Pages

Jon Loomer

Use trending memes and hashtags. The suggestion of trending memes surprises me a bit since Facebook at one time punished memes in the news feed. Let me know in the comments below!

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media


Type a keyword in their search engine and find stories (relevant news, live events, popular campaigns, conversations, and even memes) worth sharing on the topic. You can also enhance your story by adding posts, photos, or comments from you site.

Social Media & Government: Cutting Red Tape for Increased Citizen Engagement

Sprout Social

Social media isn’t just a way for us to send memes, find entertaining videos or keep up with the latest pop culture trends. Acknowledging incoming Tweets or replying to Facebook comments can be enough to show an effort.

101 Marketing Tools and Technology Tips for 2017

Razor Social

Create your own memes. Memes are everywhere, and online marketers are predominantly using them to entertain and engage their audience on social channels. Feel free to write your thoughts and ideas in the comments below. Are you tired of all the fluff you read on marketing?

5 Keys toward Creating a Killer Twitter Audit

agora pulse

If this works for your brand, post GIFs and memes to your timeline to add humor to posts. Let us know in the comments below! Is it time for a Twitter audit? Probably so. While juggling other business demands, it’s easy to neglect your social media accounts.

Decoding the Facebook Algorithm: A Fully Up-to-Date List of the Algorithm Factors and Changes

Buffer Social

Do this: The Facebook algorithm loves … Posts with lots of Likes, comments, and shares. Posts that receive a high volume of Likes, comments, or shares in a short time. Posts that are Liked, commented on, or shared by one’s friends.

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Comments. Comments. Understanding Memes #PoopTweet and random stuff. Random Joke Memes. Comments. Comments. Comments. Comments. Comments. Comments. Comments. Comments. Comments. Comments. Comments.

The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

With its one-click meme feature, you can turn a video or a gif into your favorite meme in a blink of an eye. Simply select the meme and will add the captions and effects for you. At the moment, only the “Deal With It” meme is available.

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How to Know If Your Brand Should Hop on a New Social Media Trend

Ignite Social Media

While some social media trends are family-friendly, such as #FirstDayOfSchool, other trends are decidedly less so, like memes relating to Harambe. Some hashtags, trends and memes, while popular, have the potential to be lost on – or offend – your brand’s audience.

5 Findings From Wendy’s Epic Week on Twitter

Simply Measured

The Wendy’s voice is a “challenger with charm,” for example, which means that even when we’re shooting back a sassy comment, it’s with a smile and a wink. kylegriffin1 Our community manager was unaware of the recent evolution of the Pepe meme's meaning and this tweet was promptly deleted.

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Putting the Art in Article, Part I: Beginner Thou ART, Teach I Shall

Waxing UnLyrical

Memes and GIFs. Very loosely: * A meme is any image or set of images , usually taken from a movie or previously published content, with words over the top. Before you criticize me in the comments, I know this is not really a meme , but it is what everyone is calling it these days. *

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Monday Roundup: The Power is Yours

Waxing UnLyrical

Why: In this post for , Nathan Dube shares how a simple meme and one cat were powerful enough to raise money for social good. Please share in the comments below! Happy Monday! Is everyone looking forward to the holiday week?

Exclusive Interview with Adnan Ebrahim: Founder of “Top Gear for the Facebook Generation”, Car Throttle

Viper Chill

Car Memes, which he also owns, has 1.4 That’s why we get so many comments on posts and why our users create their own content on Car Throttle. We average 100,000 comments and 1.37 In 2013, memes worked. Then Facebook decided to penalise pages with memes.

The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

Buffer Social

And the memes started flowing. I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. Instagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. Some loved it. Others disliked it.

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How to Prioritize Your Social Media To-Do List

Simply Measured

While researching the best cat GIF’s and 90s memes can be fun, there is real work to be done and it can get very overwhelming on a medium that never stops. Let me know on Twitter , or comment below!

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How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

Katie Lance

Have you ever said this to yourself, “I’ll just check Facebook really quick…” only to realize that you’ve wasted a half-hour watching Jimmy Fallon videos and reading silly memes? Leave us a comment below or in our awesome Facebook community!

#IceBucketChallenge: Yea or Nay?

Waxing UnLyrical

Are Memes Really Just Slacktivism? Please share in the comments below. I know it’s not Monday, but everyone’s just going to have to live with a bonus roundup this week! So: are you in the +1 or -1 camp regarding the #icebucketchallenge?

Why are we all chugging the Hateraid online?


For some reason, it’s so much easier to put a company on blast, pick fights with strangers, and rant about politicians on a forum where someone who matter may actually read the comments (but you don’t have to look anyone in the eye.). In social media, it’s more, “If it’s mean, it’s meme.”.

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?


Facebook is Deleting Popular Meme Pages Without Warning | The Daily Dot. As I learned the hard way when I was tagged in the comments on a viral video, but then couldn’t find said video. What a week!

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Eight Conversations Your Customers Want to Have With Your Brand

Social Media Strategery

My last post criticized the content that a lot of brands share via social media – the incessant begging for likes and shares, the linkbaiting, and the meme-jacking that brands have adopted in their constant quest for “engagement.”

5 Elements of an Irresistible Social Media Call to Action

Rebekah Radice

Should they comment, click, like, share, retweet? From Gifs to Memes, this type of content is heavily shared across social media. If there’s one social media question I receive more than any other it’s this… With over 4.75

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