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Social Media at Scale: Organizing Global Social Media Teams

Dave Fleet

One of the most fundamental questions in running a social media program at scale is, “how do I organize it”? More recently, he released a more focused look at the tensions facing companies who are looking at scaling their social media. One core team. Tweet.

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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.

How Social Media Strengthens Companies [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Socialcast has compiled this nice infographic that explains how social media strengthen the relationships inside the company to engage employees and consumers when creating customer relations. What To Include In a Social Media Policy.

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.

How to Determine Your Social Media Team’s Structure

Ignite Social Media

Building a social media team is no easy task. This team is usually a subset under the digital or communications department at a company. According to an infographic by Go-Gulf , the majority of social teams are fewer than four people.

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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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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.

Robust Collaboration Tools to Empower the Modern Social Media Marketing Team

SocialFish

Your ability to communicate and keep your team working cohesively can be a mountain-scaling, yet necessary task for mastering entrepreneurship and selling online. Social media is the perfect medium for treating clients well and your team needs to be working in unison to achieve this.

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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Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

I first got into “social media” somewhere around eight years ago – first for my own interest and then – soon after – as part of my job. Like many other people at the time, I was interested in the humanizing effect that social media could have for companies.

Activating Your Social Media Second Team

Social Media Strategery

Who gives that big social media presentation if you can’t make it? Welcome to the world of Community Managers, New Media Directors, Chief Community Officers, and Chief Social Media Strategists. What’s a “second team&# you ask?

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Responsibility for Social Goes Beyond Content Teams

Convince & Convert

Your content team shouldn’t the only ones managing your company’s social media accounts. Brands are revisiting social media as a community-building tool, rather than a marketing platform.

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10 Social Media Predictions for 2019

agora pulse

For social media managers this time of year is less about decking the halls with boughs of holly and more about planning for 2019. At Contentworks Agency we’ve already planned next year’s social media strategies for our clients. GDPR Seeps Into Social.

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Blogging Business Intelligence Communities Content Marketing Conversational Marketing Enterprise 2.0 Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter.

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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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.

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.

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.

Responsibility for Social Goes Beyond Content Teams

Convince & Convert

Your content team shouldn’t be the only ones managing your company’s social media accounts. Brands are revisiting social media as a community-building tool, rather than a marketing platform.

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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.

How to Build an All-Star Social Media Team in 5 Steps

Buffer Social

We often talk about the importance of social media managers and the amazing people who handle social media as a team of one. So how do you go about building an awesome social media team? How should you structure the team?

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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.

Effectively Recruiting Top Performing Employees through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Eric Czerwonka , an entrepreneur and co-founder of Buddy Punch , a software company founded in 2013 that provides time tracking solutions for startups, companies with employees, as well as anyone with a remote team to manage.

Six essential shifts in social media strategy

Dave Fleet

We’ve reached a critical point in the evolution of social media as a business tool. We’re at the point of social media saturation, and something’s got to give. Six Essential Shifts in Social Media Strategy. Setting better objectives for social media.

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. Smart social media marketers also know how to align social media to business goals.

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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 Community Management: An Interview with Kathryn Peck of EA SPORTS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Her community outreach on behalf of Electronic Arts was amazing and her engagement with customers gives all of us lessons to live by. What’s a typical day like for you as the EA SPORTS Active Community Manager? As we know, social media isn’t really something that’s closed anymore.

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Gushcloud: Mobilizing Social Media Marketing

Mindjumpers

SXSW is a sizzling hub for the rising stars of social media. Consequently, representing Mindjumpers at this year’s conference included meeting with a variety of these passionate and engaged newcomers in the social media ballgame (see my blog post on BigMarker.com , April 3 rd 2012).

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Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. 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.

Social Media for Customer Service: Are you listening?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social media is an ideal place for creating dialogue and having conversation. In this relation, businesses can use the conversations on social media as an opportunity to respond to prospects and customers here.

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. They’re on the front lines of your social media and digital channels each and every day as the voice of the company.

Introducing the Social Media at Scale Series

Dave Fleet

As social media continues to establish itself as a bona fide communications function and as companies continue to increase the scale of their social media programs, they’re running into a new set of problems. Measuring social throughout the campaign lifecycle.

How can using social media as an employee help my company?

Janet Fouts

You’re happy in your company, so why build a personal brand through social media? Here are just a few reasons building your personal brand can support the goals of your company in any industry. What industry is your company in? Make your company look good.

From One to a Million: Managing Social Media at Scale

Dave Fleet

What if you had to re-examine your assumptions around social media? Last weekend I presented a session at PodCamp Toronto entitled “From One to a Million: Managing Social Media at Scale.” ” The goal of the session was to prompt people to question some of the norms espoused by many ‘experts’, who have never had to manage social media programs at anything beyond a small scale. Tweet.

Quit Renting Your Audience in Social Media

Convince & Convert

Smart companies are now using leased social communities (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al) to drive participation in owned social communities. Why did we move from owned social to leased social in the first place?

How to Manage Issues on Social Media

Mindjumpers

Everything is closer and goes faster in the world of social media. People are able to find likeminded people, build communities around specific interests, and find inspiration and support within those communities.

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The Most Popular NBA Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Popular NBA Teams on Twitter and Facebook by Adam Sherk on January 12, 2010 NBA players, like many professional athletes, have taken social media by storm, but what about their teams?

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Using Social Media Humor Can Benefit Your Business, But Be Cautious Of The Pitfalls

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Hazel Fogg, creative social media manager and editor at Academic Brits. Just recently she started to create her first social media course. Thanks to Hazel for sharing her thoughts on the use of humor in social media.

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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9 Social Media Marketing Twitter Chats You Shouldn’t Miss

Firebelly

Twitter chats can be a great way to solicit (and share) social media marketing advice. When: Mondays at 3pm EST. Sample topic: How To Build A Community Using Instagram. When: Mondays at 9pm EST. Sample topic: Social Media Super Tools. Social Media Marketing Twitte

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

Can we put together a cross-functional team? Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. ” I do believe, however, that the 12 core principles of Agile software development methodology can be easily applied to social media activities.

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.