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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.

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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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.

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.

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. source.

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.

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.

Three Things Twitter’s Marketing Team Needs to Do

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s still one of the top three social networks for B2B marketers, Twitter is struggling. Now here are three ideas the social network’s CMO and her marketing team may want to contemplate. Will key customers, prospects, and media be attending this trade show?

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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.

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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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.

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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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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How These 5 Brands Are Acing Storytelling on Social Media

agora pulse

Why should we care about the company that makes our washing powder or bakes the bread we eat? Here are five brands acing storytelling on social media and some actionable takeaways. Research shows that social media shares are boosted by 585% by using a brand character.

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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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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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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.

What You Should Put in Your Brand’s About-Bio Section

Ignite Social Media

It holds up for job interviews, first dates, trying a new restaurant, and nowadays, a brand’s social media page. When a consumer visits your social media profile, they’re hoping to find out all the information they need to make their decision about your business or service.

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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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.

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.

Executives Role in Social Media Strategy

Ignite Social Media

As social media has become a bigger player in a brand’s overall marketing mix, more c-suite executives are taking notice. Social media has also created a space where people can build their personal brands. Is your company B2B or B2C?

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.

How Social Media Marketers Use Social Media In Real Life

Ignite Social Media

At Ignite Social Media, everyone is an expert in social media marketing. We eat, breathe, and live social media. But what may surprise you is how the various individuals at Ignite utilize social media in their everyday lives.

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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.