Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

Do you have social media, digital marketing and branding problems? I am excited to announce that TODAY we officially open the public doors to our brand new Social Profit Factor training academy and member community! Do you have social media problems? .

5 Social Media Copy Writing Tips

Ignite Social Media

If you’re ready for your social copy to cut through the noise and stop potential customers in their scrolling tracks, this is the guide for you. Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and thought “Wow…this person just gets me”? It’s the same with social media.

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3 Steps to Responding to Trends on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

One of the major benefits to social media marketing is the ability to capitalize on relevant trends to get in front of more people. However, it is important to keep in mind your overall social strategy before jumping on every trending conversation.

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Social media for start-ups: Connect, converse and grow!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. Social media is no more the next thing. Why do start-ups adhere to social media so vigorously?

Will private conversations change Twitter?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social network Twitter has introduced a new feature: Private Conversations and it just might be a game changer. The group function lets users start conversations with their followers and all participants are not required to be following one another to take part.

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. Want to get real business benefits from social media?

Become the Pied Piper of Community Building

Waxing UnLyrical

Communities have been around for centuries, however online communities have only been around for a few decades. According to Computerworld the first “online community” came about in 1973 when Talkomatic for the PLATO time-sharing system released a text-based group chat.

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. As the social media industry has evolved, each role in the marketing team has developed along with it.

Monday Roundup: Conversations

Waxing UnLyrical

Conversation.” Conversations, when initiated and managed well, can drive reputation, expand reach, and build brand loyalty. This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on conversations. Exercises for Writing Conversationally.

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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The Guide To Social Media Marketing Automation

Webbiquity SMM

There are several reasons why marketers may want to partially automate their social media campaigns. First, success with social media marketing comes with frequency (plus quality). Social media platforms and practices evolve constantly.

Six Examples of Great Community Management

Ignite Social Media

There’s a lot that goes into community management. A community manager acts as the link between a brand and its customers- helping to build, grow, and manage their online communities. Community managers (CMs) are, in many cases, the voice of the brand.

Social Media Updates: July

yMarketingMatters

Many new updates were announced in the world of social media in July! This is great for any business that uses local awareness ads to drive walk-in business as it will help measure the conversion from social or mobile ad campaigns.

Using Livestreaming to Grow Your Brand, Community, & Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Let me tell you, friends, that with the power of social media and technology, this can be a reality. Over the past two years, I have significantly grown my online community through the power of livestreaming and video content. How is your video content serving your community?

4 Social Media Trends that are Irrelevant for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Today, it’s tough for brand social media managers to keep track of where and how they should be engaging customers on social media. It’s easy to see with just a quick check of Twitter that slang use is a huge part of social media culture for consumers at large.

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Social Media Hashtags in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

For years many social media savvy marketers have tapped into the power of hashtags to grow their brand, community and even generate leads and sales. Hashtags are a big part of social networks such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. It’s about conversation.

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.

The Future of Community Management

Ignite Social Media

If there’s one thing we’ve learned being the original social media marketing agency, it’s that nothing in our world stays the same for long. So, when I was asked to share what the future of community management would be like, at first it felt like an impossible task.

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. Create Conversations.

February Social Media Updates

Ignite Social Media

It’s hard to keep up on the ever-changing landscape that is Social Media, but don’t worry, we got you. Here are a few of the February highlights from our bi-weekly newsletter – Social You Should Know. February Social Media Updates. Community Managers, rejoice!

Why Social Media Marketing Isn’t Synonymous with Community-Driven Marketing

Pixlee

Social media marketing is a powerhouse for brands, but to be successful it takes more than just sharing ads and branded content across social platforms. But what is community-driven marketing and how can brands use it successfully? What is Community-Driven Marketing?

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Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Something has been gnawing at me for a while, and after a great conversation over brunch with Ferg Devins today I’m feeling inspired to throw this out there. Like many other people at the time, I was interested in the humanizing effect that social media could have for companies.

Shape Up Your Social Media For 2019

agora pulse

So how about we shape up your social media for 2019? Ready for your social media workout? It’s no different for social media managers. Social media management in 2019 is intense. A little less conversation, a little more action please!

How to Build a Successful Social Media Community (Presentation)

Mindjumpers

Tweet An important part of your social media strategy is to start and manage your community. Community building is an important exercise since this makes your target customers stick to the brand and makes them come back to see the latest happenings on your brand.

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. This gives these admins the opportunity to track industry trends and topics so their business can be involved in conversation s. Want to say in the loop on all things social ?

Content for the Customer Journey – Phase III: Conversion

Ignite Social Media

At this point in our customer journey, you have a grasp on awareness, we’ve covered consideration, and now we’re here at the moment of truth: conversion. Let’s dive a little deeper into what we learned about conversion content for the customer journey with client Discover Boating.

Five content marketing tricks of a great social media consultant

Sherrilynne Starkie

As in most professions, an experienced social media consultant knows certain tricks of the trade to content marketing work better, faster, easier. If the brief is PR, the goal is awareness, and if it’s marketing the goal is more likely conversions. Special Tricks.

Use This Awesome Worksheet to Build Your Social Media Plan, Prioritize Audiences & Customer Segments

Pam Moore

“Why can’t we just skip the social media strategy stuff and create some buzz for this amazing offer we have?” The first task they are assigned is helping to complete this social media audience analysis and strategy worksheet which today I am also sharing with you!

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.

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.

Social Media Content: Quality > Quantity

Ignite Social Media

It’s well known that driving traffic, leads and revenue can simply boil down to the social media content your brand deploys to the digital world. This also gives the community manager some organization and peace of mind when planning ahead and executing a community’s content.

How to Listen to Social Media Conversations for Your Best Content

Ignite Social Media

You’ve heard the term social media listening , but is your brand doing it? You’re probably already listening to what your customers and prospects have to say within other marketing channels, but what about on social? Social listening is essentially monitoring and searching within social communities to see what’s being said about your company/industry/competitors and other relevant topics of interest. What is your community not-so-interested in?

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Every week, we blog about how to optimize your brand’s social media presence, which tools to use and what the newest updates on the major social networks mean to your brand’s way of engaging with your target group. The Community Managers (CM).

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. Community Growth & Sustainability.

Search marketing services every social media consultant should offer

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media is great for brand recognition, community engagement and public relations. But, if gaining a page-one ranking is the main goal, a social media strategy can’t do it alone. Creating, publishing and managing social media and PPC ads.

Do’s and Don’ts for Reactive Social Media Engagement

Ignite Social Media

In the growing world of social media, user experience and customer service are playing an ever-crucial role. Your channels are the meeting ground of your community, where they can voice both their love for your brand, and rant about what they wish was different.

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.

Best Practices for Managing a Crisis on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

With recent current events and tragic news in the media each day, it’s time to talk about best practices your brand should use when it comes to social media during a crisis. During a tragedy, individuals on social media channels don’t care about hearing from your brand.

From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection. We discussed a ton of ideas on how to capture ROI in social media!

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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. However, as I discussed in detail in episode 218 of the Social Zoom Factor podcast , social marketers must also have a solid understanding of business and marketing.

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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.

Community Managers Need To Be Community Focused

Firebelly

Social media is so much more than how many fans or followers you have. The best way to use social is by making your audience the focus. Personally my belief is community managers should focus on interactions and not the number of fans. Blog brands community Social Media

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.