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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 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. Buffer Social.

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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.

Social Media Strategy? Think Like a Reporter

Webbiquity SMM

Recent surveys have shown that while businesses are embracing social media in droves, many are doing so without any real strategy in place. Just as these questions are critical to solid journalism, so they can be invaluable to social media strategy development.

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Social Media Report Card - Cigna

Unmetric

Social media is a great way for insurance providers to reach their prospective customers. Since insurance is a recurring investment, social media aids in consistent persuasion. Still skeptical about insurance brands being on social media?

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The State of Social Media Marketing – Summary of Annual Survey Report (Part 2)

Mindjumpers

In a previous blog post , Jonas made a summary of a report called “The State of Social Media Marketing” from January 2012 in which he outlined the key points and conclusions drawn from the report. 45% report 2+ accounts on Twitter, with 11% reporting over 5 profiles.

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Who will blink first in Canadian community newspaper staredown?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Canadian newspaper industry has, so far, been unsuccessful in securing a Federal government bailout as both readers and advertisers flock to social media for news and entertainment. Communities want, and need, local news, not just a freesheet stuffed with ads.

Report: Social Marketing Is More Than Just Likes [Report]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, ComScore , the global leader in measuring the digital world, published a report on social marketing and how it’s not just about getting likes! Rather than visiting the website, we go to the Facebook page, as we may already be online on the social platform.

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Social media manager vs. community manager: What’s the difference?

Sprout Social

Does the person who post as your brand on Facebook also work to develop the community that the company is part of? Running a brand’s social media accounts is a lot of work. Social media in a mid-sized company is no longer one person.

Coffee and Community: Foster Coffee Company on Growing Their Social Media Following and Business

Buffer Social

“We love coffee, but we love community and people more.” ” This Foster Coffee Company credo isn’t just a brand statement. It’s at the heart of their social media strategy too. People drive our community, not products. ” – Nicholas.

Despite Missteps, Twitter Reports Strong 2Q Performance — What’s Next?

Webbiquity SMM

Some companies succeed by innovating, continually improving product quality, and listening to their customers. In the B2B world, Twitter and LinkedIn reign as the most effective social media channels.

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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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The Performance of 100 Icon Brands on Facebook [report]

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers Network is a global network of local country community managers enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value.

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115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? Social In Sixty Seconds.

How to Get More Clients for Your Social Media Agency

agora pulse

Whether you’re launching a new digital agency or you’re growing your social media business, you need a few essentials. Social media management experience, high-level strategic knowledge, and business savvy are all critical. Put your social advertising experience to work.

How to Manage Your LinkedIn Community Without Feeling Completely Overwhelmed

agora pulse

People are forming real relationships on this platform—but managing all those relationships within a community of peers, employees, potential job applicants, and potential clients can be tricky and overwhelming. Personal and Professional Profiles: Why Both Make Up Your LinkedIn Community.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Image credit: Buddy Media. In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps. 15 Best Social Media Tools by CodeGeekz.

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23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results.

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.

Do You Need a Social Media Consultant?

Ignite Social Media

Now, we may be biased, but whether you’re a small business or an established corporation, social media marketing is a vital marketing channel. In either situation, you may consider hiring a social media consultant. According to an eMarketer report…. •

How Companies Like Bored Panda, REI, and Vox Are Growing Their Organic Reach on Social Media

Buffer Social

Is it the end of organic reach on social media? Yes, the (average) organic reach on social media has been falling over the years. Because we’ve seen businesses, including ourselves, growing their organic reach on social media in the last few years.

A Social Media Status Quo – Brazil

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers Network is a global platform of local country Community Managers, enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value.

7 Ways Social Media Managers Can Publish Smarter

agora pulse

As a social media manager, you have a lot of responsibilities. So how can you get more out of your social media strategy without adding to your workload? Let’s look at seven ways social media managers can publish smarter, from scheduling to social listening.

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.

Top Five: Tidal Wave of New Social Media Features

Sherrilynne Starkie

REPORT. Top Five: Tidal Wave of New Social Media Features. This week's must-know news from the world of social media includes new features and functions from Instagram, Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn and Twitter. New reporting tools for Facebook Messenger.

How to Be Great at Social Media for Financial Services

agora pulse

The industry has seen an average year-on-year growth of 31% on social media with companies waking up to the fact that a digital presence is good for business. So, here’s how to be great at social media for financial services. Can you use emojis in your social media?

How to Meet Your Consumers’ Social Media Expectations

Mindjumpers

The crucial part of being commercially successful on social networks, however, isn’t just to have a profile or account. However, with the maturity of social media and the use thereof, what consumers want has changed over the years. Nurturing a community.

Top Five: Who is social media’s AR winner?

Sherrilynne Starkie

REPORT. Top Five: Who is social media's AR winner? Top 5 must know social media news including Twitter automation, Facebook transparency, Instagram soundtracks, Google Analytics videos, and Snapchat's tennis lens. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers .

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Social Media Facts and Stats.

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. For international brands and companies, it can be a challenge to control and maintain product perception worldwide. The Performance of 100 Icon Brands on Facebook [report].

Day In The Life of a Social Media Marketing Intern

Ignite Social Media

Today I am going to take you on an adventure in the daily life of a social media marketing intern, which is never a boring day at a fast paced advertising agency like Ignite Social Media. Staying organized is key to succeeding in the frenzy of social media marketing.

How to Measure Your Social Media Performance

Rebekah Radice

It can be a scary proposition to analyze your social media performance, but without an audit, there’s zero room for improvement. I’ve broken down 8 steps to help you measure each aspect of your social media performance. How to Measure Social Media Performance.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. What role does social play in a brand’s overall online visibility?

8 Skills a Social Media Manager Must Have

Socialmedia.biz

Social media marketing skills are critically important today. It is through social media channels that people gain their perception of a brand and social media managers have a lot to do with forming it.

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The 11 Best Social Media Campaign Builders and Ad Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media has become a core element of marketing across businesses of all types and sizes: maintaining active, optimized profiles; sharing industry-related updates; amplifying their own content; and engaging with prospects, influencers, advocates, and customers.

How to Build a More Engaged Audience by Using a Social Media CRM

agora pulse

So, how can you optimize your customer relationship management (CRM) strategy and cultivate a community around your brand? Find out how to build an engaged audience with the help of a social media CRM. Segment favorite community members.

Important Findings about Social Media around the World in 2012

Mindjumpers

InSitesConsulting recently released a report of the status of social media in 2012 with more than 2.000 facts & figures about social media in 19 countries. See the full SlideShare report here: Social Media around the World 2012 by InSites Consulting.

Top 9 LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Groups

Firebelly

Here is a list of my nine favorite LinkedIn social media marketing groups that I think you’ll enjoy too. They’re great places to solicit and share social media marketing advice! Social Media Marketing. Social Media Marketing 2.1.

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How to Plan Your Holiday Ecommerce Strategy on Social Media

Later

When it comes to planning your holiday ecommerce campaign on social media, it’s important to start with the end in mind — your goals and KPIs! Once you have a clearly defined goal for your social media campaign, you’ll be able to come up with strategies to achieve your goal.

The Future of Social Media (And How to Prepare For It): The State of Social Media 2016 Report

Buffer Social

Imagine being able to predict the next big thing on social media, knowing what social media will look like in 2017 and beyond and how will brands use social platforms to connect with their audience. – The evolution of social media roles.

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