Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

If your or your organization is actively engaging in the social media space, you need to analyze your current budget allocation and either confirm or increase that commitment to social media in your budget planning activities. The Reality Of Social Media Budget Planning.

FACE: 4 Traits To Look For When Hiring Your Social Media Community Manager

SocMed Sean

Having worked in online community management for the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of putting together some amazing teams. The roles on a digital community team varied, ranging from digital strategists, to graphic designers…and everything in-between.

Social Media Live Streaming 101

Ignite Social Media

With fewer options for entertainment given the current global situation, brands, public figures, and users alike are turning to social media live streaming on these channels to pass the time. If your brand is considering social media live streaming, here’s what you need to know.

Social Media Management Pricing; Considerations for Setting Your Budget

Ignite Social Media

Understanding social media management pricing and costs isn’t easy. So then, what should your brand set aside for social media management? Step One: Determine Your Primary Goals for Social Media. Social media is more than just posting to a Facebook page.

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Top Online Social Media Courses Your Social Media Manager Should Take

Ignite Social Media

We’ve rounded up the top online social media courses for social media managers to learn best practices and tips/tricks. With these courses you can reduce your time searching for answers, spark innovative ideas and ultimately improve your social channels. Social Media Quickstarter. As the name implies, we like this course if you’re new to the social media manager role and you need a jump start.

Hashtag Best Practices by Social Media Channel

Ignite Social Media

One question we’re frequently asked is how many hashtags to use on different social media channels. Go ahead and bookmark it so you can reference it whenever you’re writing copy for your social posts. If you need help with hashtags, social media content, or anything else social-related contact us. The post Hashtag Best Practices by Social Media Channel appeared first on Ignite Social Media Agency.

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Social media is a constantly changing force to be reckoned with. It seems that just as you have a grasp on your social media strategy, something comes along that shakes it to its core. At Ignite Social Media, we are here to help you weather these changes and stay on top of the latest social trends. Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. The Social Rolodex.

Social Media Marketing in the Midst of COVID-19

Ignite Social Media

I got an email this morning from a non-profit I work with wondering how they should think about social media marketing during the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s a tricky thing as the situation is very dynamic and social media is only becoming more important as people self-isolate while looking for social connection and the latest information. Social Media Marketing during COVID-19. We’re all more aware that we’re a part of a community right now.

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.

5 Great Social Media & Community Job Resources

Jason Yormark

Tweet It’s amazing to me how quickly social media and community management have exploded in the job market. There’s some great resources out there to target your job search when it comes to social media and community management jobs.

Why your social media isn’t working

Sherrilynne Starkie

The adage holds true in the world of social and digital media where the pace of change is constant. Despite sinking time and resources into social media, many companies are not seeing the results they want. Bringing in a certified social media consultant can turn things around quickly. Surprisingly, one of the most common roadblocks to social media success is a lack of strategy. Want to get real business benefits from social media?

No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Social Media Following

Ignite Social Media

But when it comes to social media, organic reach is all about the influence content has without paying to boost it. When you buy followers, there’s a strong chance that the company you bought the followers from just created a bunch of fake accounts to pad your numbers, and you’re going to be working hard to create content for an empty room with no engagement. Also, most social media platforms are vigilant about clearing out fake/spammy profiles.

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Community Insights Informing Product Decisions

Ignite Social Media

As a social media manager, you likely have access to great community insights that other members of your organization do not. Reading incoming messages in the form of comments, replies and private messages can help you learn about the positives and negatives of your product or business, and reporting on those insights are a great way to provide value for your company. A great feature of social media is the ability to gauge fan interest in new product ideas.

How Companies Are Using Social Media to Show Appreciation

Socialmedia.biz

Social media is a great avenue for companies that want to improve their customer service. We see a lot of brands talking to their clients on social media, ensuring that their customers’ concerns and complaints are properly handled. The company’s customer support Twitter account is there to help customers know when they have updates to their products and to answer questions.

The Value of Community Management and Customer Interception

Ignite Social Media

Depending on your business objectives, social media marketing can wear multiple hats. Quantifying the value behind social content that drives awareness, consideration, and, especially, direct sales/conversions is, for the most part, straightforward. Quantifying customer care and the value of community management can be a bit more… avant-garde; however, we have a measurement solution that might help you justify allocating resources to customer care on social media.

What Are the Top Social Media Platforms for SMBs?

Later

Wondering what the top social media platforms for SMBs are? If you’re a small business just getting started with social media marketing , it can be challenging to know which platform will help you tap into the right audience – especially if you’re a time-strapped solopreneur!

5 Ways Non-Profits Can Use Social Media to Connect with Donors

Ignite Social Media

Or unconventional ways your organization has been able to impact your community. Instagram stories has quickly become one of the most popular posting methods on social media. Share with donors what other needs you have that can help them support your community. Whether it’s a photo of a volunteer or of the community you serve, you want to them to feel like it could be them. We hope these tips will help take your non-profit’s social media to the next level!

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. Many tools can help you streamline the social marketing process while making it more effective and impactful, too. Social media software can fail you. Image source: Sprout Social .

Your CEO Hired a New Social Media Agency? Here’s How to Partner With them and Not Get Fired

Pam Moore

Subject line reads… “New Social Media Agency Kickoff Meeting Tomorrow.” Just 6 short months ago you were hired to lead the charge with social media. Before you start freaking out, take a listen to episode 241 of the Social Zoom Factor podcast. We have seen social media managers and directors jet set to VP and higher roles when embracing us an agency. Need some help with social media marketing? It's Monday morning.

Can Facebook Communities Replace Company Websites?

Firebelly

Many brands now opt to put “Find us on Facebook” next to or even in place of their own web address as they hope to build a community around their brand. For one, effort should be taken to make the Facebook page effective as a community tool. If a brand is NOT influenced by their fans, they should re-evaluate their social media approach , and if a brand isn’t interacting with followers at all, then it’s time to start doing so. Probably.

How to Build a Strong Instagram Community

Later

Creating an Instagram community for your business is one of the best ways to gain brand loyalty, boost engagement, and stay connected to your customers. Investing in an online community can be one of the most valuable moves any brand can make for long-term success. .

Q4 Social Media Updates

Ignite Social Media

Catch up on the latest news from the social media world in with our Q4 social media updates. . Q4 Social Media Updates. LinkedIn has redesigned business pages to improve the experience for their communities. Additionally, companies now have the ability to re-share employee’s posts , which can ultimately help with recruitment and positive conversations around the brand. Want to say in the loop on all things social ?

10 Truths Nobody Told You About Being A Social Media Marketer

Pam Moore

It is clear social media marketing is delivering real and measurable business value for companies large and small today. Marketers of all specialties from digital, content, strategy and even operations know they must not only learn, but also deeply embrace social media as a way to connect, inspire and serve their new online audiences as well as current, prospective and future customers. The truth is that social media is not a band-aid for a broken business.

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The KISS Method For Determining Social Media ROI

SocMed Sean

SocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean The KISS Method For Determining Social Media ROI Attend any corporate meeting on social media initiatives and it’s likely that you’ll hear a question or two along the lines of “how is this selling us more product” or “what’s the ROI on these activities”? Wikis, idea networks, blogs, and social Intranets are a great tools that can be used to encourage employees to share what they know.

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Top 10 Social Media Management Tools for 2020

agora pulse

Shopping for your company’s first social media tool or needing to upgrade to a new social media management app? But with dozens of available options, how do you know which is the best social media tool? 10 Social Media Management Tools for 2020.

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.

Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

SocMed Sean

As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals.

Top 5 Social Media Password Security Mistakes

Ignite Social Media

Social media password security can sometimes be an oversight and sharing these passwords with multiple people across several departments can get tricky. Below are five key guidelines to help ensure that your social media passwords are properly secured. Whether it be the metrics team pulling data, the community manager responding to comments, or the paid team putting dollars behind a post, a handful of people will end up needing access to certain accounts.

In a Huge Company, Community Managers Become the Heroes

Convince & Convert

Amrita Sahasrabudhe , Director of Marketing at ARAMARK Parks and Destinations , and Brian Marks , Director of Digital and Social Media at ARAMARK Parks and Destinations , join the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss how the community directs their social strategy, how their responsibilities differ depending on the destination they’re involved with, and how their community managers are the heroes of their operation. Amrita Sahasrabudha, ARAMARK.

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. But the backroom deal between competing newspaper publishing companies Postmedia and TorStar must surely up the ante. This is a bad deal, not only for the almost 300 news media professionals who are out of a job, but because reporting local news is important to our communities.

Social Media Needs Local Activation!

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. This post is written by Fredrik Olimb, Local Community Manager from Norway and part of Mindjumpers Network. As a Local Community Manager in Norway, I take pride in knowing my recipients.

Social Media Marketing Checklist: What to Include in Every Post

agora pulse

Social media marketing has a ton of moving parts, from developing a winning social media strategy to engaging with followers. Use this social media marketing checklist to remind you of what to include in every post your team publishes.

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. The post Do You Need a Social Media Consultant?

Social Media Marketing Trends for the Back Half of 2019

Ignite Social Media

Groups could help to build and foster a community that was once happening on brand pages. 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. While still available to a small group, this could be huge for the future of shopping via social.

Top B2B Brands on Social Media

Social Media Strategies Summit

With its ability to get in front of a wide array of consumers, social media may be the darling of retail and B2C brands, but it is increasingly difficult for ANY business to ignore the power of social media marketing. What B2B brands do you follow on social media?

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Fintech Social Media Marketing Done Right

Oktopost

It’s hard out there for fintech and finserv companies. Why Fintech needs social media. Social media is a critical channel for fintech and finserv companies, but it can be an ongoing challenge as well. Fintech companies are certainly bringing the content.

Top 10 Social Media Reporting Tools

Oktopost

Social media marketing analytics is big business. Helping people make sense of the data that social media managers (SMM) have access to is no easy feat. Luckily, for those struggling with this, a good social media reporting strategy can help you make sense of all this.

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Industry certification a must for social media career success

Sherrilynne Starkie

But still today, I find it difficult to assess what someone actually knows about social media. The more desirable candidates will also have a PR or marketing diploma, or a certificate from a community college. Social Media Certification.

Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. While our roundup today isn’t (all) about SPD, it is about celebrating your community… which is one of the gifts of an event like SPD – that, even if just for a day, you feel part of a community. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community.

How to Build a Strong Instagram Community

Later

Creating an Instagram community for your business is one of the best ways to gain brand loyalty, boost engagement, and stay connected to your customers. Investing in an online community can be one of the most valuable moves any brand can make for long-term success. .

Social Media Stories: What Brands Need to Know About Ephemeral Content

Ignite Social Media

Social media stories, originally popularized by Snapchat, have seen significant growth and adoption across nearly all major social networks. A recent report from GlobalWebIndex found that Instagram and Facebook users are increasingly viewing and creating social media stories. While some channels are seasoned veterans when it comes to the social media story game, others are just joining in on the fun. Social Media Stories Breakdown by Channel.

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. Receiving this honorable social media award is a great way to showcase a brand’s social campaign as the best in the industry.

How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

yMarketingMatters

With social media marketing, you can undeniably grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. There are many business owners running small-to-medium sized businesses who are still hesitant to invest in and start social media marketing because they are not sure how to measure and prove social media ROI – Return on Investment.