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Tips and Best Practices for Enhancing Your Social Media Community

Ignite Social Media

2020 has created many challenges for the average person, but it may have created even more challenges for social media community managers across the nation. The Importance of Community Management. population uses social media. Simply put – ask them to engage.

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? We have been working the past year on a game changing online social media training academy and member community to help solve your biggest problems and challenges related to social media marketing, digital marketing, and branding. 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!

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7 Steps to Develop a Profitable Social Media & Digital Marketing Plan [podcast]

Pam Moore

· 7 Steps to a Profitable Digital and Social Media Marketing Plan. Developing a digital marketing and social media marketing plan that delivers measurable results requires more than a few pretty visuals or snazzy bite size videos you post on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

5 Essential Skill Sets For Your Social Media Team

Ignite Social Media

We hope you had time to catch our team’s August webinar on Staffing for Social Success ! One point we drove home during the webinar is that resource allocations for social media teams are constantly changing. And with that, so are the skill sets necessary for an effective social media marketing team. The best community engagement is that with an eye for customer relationships.

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3 Reasons Your Boss Didn’t Approve Your Social Media Budget and Plan

Pam Moore

” Do you have what you think is an amazing social media or digital marketing plan? This blog post includes the following: Top 3 reasons your social media budget and plan are not getting approved. Replay of a webinar I recently hosted with 3 Easy Steps to Get Your Social Media Budget Approved and Boss on Board with Your Plan ( grab a seat to the replay ). ” A social media plan is far more than throwing pretty visuals at Instagram or Facebook.

Marketing Nutz Launches Social Profit Factor: Social Media, Branding Training Academy for YOU!

Pam Moore

I am thrilled to announce that Social Profit Factor is finally here! It is THE social media training academy for small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, CMOs, CEOs, directors, recruiters, sales professionals, real estate agents, speakers, authors, network marketers, artists, franchisees, franchisors and YOU! We have worked on Social Profit Factor for more than a year to solve for an underserved need in the world of online business and internet marketing today!

Get Your Social Media Budget Approved with These 22 Tips, White Paper and Podcast

Pam Moore

Do you struggle with having what you think may be the best social media marketing plan on the entire planet yet have no budget to implement? You struggle with getting budget approved to implement your social media plan. Your executives don’t understand social media. You struggle with articulating the goals and objectives of your social media program to key stakeholders. This includes social media.

Social Media Management Tools Compared

Ignite Social Media

You’ve come up with a great social media strategy and your team has created some fantastic content. One last question before you do: will you post and monitor your comments natively, or will you use a social media management tool? We certainly recommend using a social media management tool for many brands, but not necessarily the same one for every brand. Let’s start with what many consider the gold standard of social media management tools.

Do Social Media Engagement Metrics Really Matter for Your Business and Why?

Pam Moore

If the internet world were up to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, engagement would likely be the top metric. Why do advertisers love engagement? The more you click, the more you comment, the more you engage, the more content that gets seen. How and why you measure social media engagement is critical for success. While I agree that content engagement can be a top priority metric for many brands, I also believe it is not a top priority metric for all brands.

Do Social Media Engagement Metrics Really Matter for Your Business and Why?

Pam Moore

If the internet world were up to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, engagement would likely be the top metric. Why do advertisers love engagement? The more you click, the more you comment, the more you engage, the more content that gets seen. How and why you measure social media engagement is critical for success. While I agree that content engagement can be a top priority metric for many brands, I also believe it is not a top priority metric for all brands.

Bring it in: How to build an all-star social media team

Sprout Social

It wasn’t long ago when organizations asked themselves if they actually needed a social media presence. Nowadays, however, social media is a must-have. Simply put, sophisticated social media management is not an entry-level position. The social media manager.

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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. 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 .

26 Social Media Marketing Books to Advance Your Skills

agora pulse

Need a good social media marketing book that fuels your learning and your career? Here’s our list of favorite reads for different aspects of social media. But what about when you need to master a new-to-you social platform or develop your skills?

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Tips for Social Media Advertising this Holiday Season

Ignite Social Media

This past year many marketers struggled with their social media advertising efforts. State of Paid Media Buying in 2020. 2020 was a unique year for social media marketing, but the state of social ad buying specifically had some interesting points we want to address.

IFundWomen's Guide to Cultivating an Inclusive and Engaged Digital Community

Buffer Social

Their strength is in their community. They’ve identified a powerful marketing channel to help these women bring their visions to life: digital community. I manage our digital communities through social media strategy, Slack engagement, and e-mail marketing.

10 Social Media & Digital Marketing Inspiration Metrics You Can’t Ignore in 2019

Pam Moore

It's easy to get side tracked by all the geekdom in social. Social Media is About Humans Connecting to and Growing With Other Humans. Underneath all of the bits, bytes, and likes we can't forget why we like social media in the first place. Social networks connect human beings. When is the last time you did a reality check on how the people in your community are doing? 10 Social Inspiration People Metrics You Can't Ignore: 1.

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. Are you wondering what these hashtag things are that you see on every social network you visit? Because as I always say, social media is about people. Social media simply makes it easier to do such.

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. Now, everyone is going to read step one and think, “ ROI … I want social media to generate sales.” This certainly makes sense, but when it comes to social media it isn’t always so easy to measure your ROI.

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5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Media Insights

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way. Success in business utilizing social media and digital marketing requires both art and science. Take a listen to the 220th episode of the Social Zoom Factor podcast to learn 5 easy ways to humanize your brand utilizing data and social insights.

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Hiring a Social Media or Digital Marketing Agency? Answer These 10 Questions First

Pam Moore

Businesses of all sizes from solo-entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses to Fortune 50 brands often turn to social media and digital marketing agencies to help them develop a social media and digital marketing strategy. It is important that before contacting a social media agency for help that you first answer some foundational questions about your own business, team and goals. The online and social world is getting noisier by the minute.

The Evolution of our Social Media Team

Waxing UnLyrical

The use of social media at our university is evolving. The number of passive observers is dropping and the number of engaged content creators is on the rise. In the Fall of 2009, Education professor Alec Couros and I had a conversation about the seemingly endless number of ways social media could be used on campus. A few emails later, the University of Regina Social Media Users Group (URSMUG) was born.

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45 of the Best Social Media Analytics Tools

agora pulse

We’ve culled the best social media analytics tools to save you the time and pain of sifting through everything out there. How do you measure your brand’s progress on social media and make sure you’re on track to reach your marketing goals? Zoho Social.

Social Media Manager Salary: How Much Should You Be Making?

agora pulse

Are you paid enough as a social media manager? Here’s a look at the numbers for a social media manager’s salary. As a social media manager, you may have a few questions about salaries, such as: What is the average social media manager salary?

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. Perhaps you are feeling the strife of defining “community management”, or trying to figure out where a discipline that touches so many areas of your business fits on your org chart.

10 Social Media Tactics Marketers Need to Stop in 2021

Ignite Social Media

A new year means a fresh start for your brand’s social media marketing strategy. As we enter 2021, it’s time to drop some of those bad social media habits and focus on tactics that are designed to drive real, meaningful results for your business. Social Media Trends

Top 3 Reasons Businesses Fail with Digital Marketing and Social Media

Pam Moore

·. Are you a small business owner or working within a medium size company or even a large corporation struggling to get measurable positive results with your digital marketing and social marketing programs? 3 Reasons Marketers fail with digital marketing and social media.

How COVID-19 has changed social media engagement

Sprout Social

Earlier this year, we presented our regular update with the latest data on the best times to post on social media. As daily routines changed overnight, more of people’s’ daily and work lives shifted to online, and social media became an even more important tool for connection. With these changes, we reviewed data from our 20,000+ customers to see how usage of social media has changed during this time. Changes in social media message volume.

Three NHL Teams to Follow on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

While the NHL doesn’t have the massive audience of the NFL , hockey fans are a dedicated bunch and love following their favorite team(s) on social media. As an NHL season ticket holder for the last 12+ years, I can attest first-hand to just how engaged hockey fans can be on social. With that spotlight on hockey, let’s take a look at three of the best NHL teams to follow on social media (in no particular order).

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3 Reasons Your Boss Didn’t Approve Your Social Media Budget and Plan

Pam Moore

” Do you have what you think is an amazing social media or digital marketing plan? This blog post includes the following: Top 3 reasons your social media budget and plan are not getting approved. Replay of a webinar I recently hosted with 3 Easy Steps to Get Your Social Media Budget Approved and Boss on Board with Your Plan ( grab a seat to the replay ). ” A social media plan is far more than throwing pretty visuals at Instagram or Facebook.

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. Whether the members of those teams were tasked with building and maintaining large corporate Intranets or running social media for Fortune 100 clients, they all required a few common traits to be successful in their efforts. Community management is not easy. Sourcing The Right Community Manager.

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

agora pulse

If you want to track engaged followers, identify brand ambassadors, and monitor your brand’s DMs, you need a tool that goes beyond native platform features. 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. As a social media manager , you’re always aiming to publish posts that prompt comments and likes.

5 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Program is Failing

Pam Moore

Unfortunately many small business owners and marketing teams jump on social media expecting fast results. They are quickly disappointed when what they thought was a well thought out social media strategy, campaign or program fall flat on its face. Many social marketing plans fail simply because the marketing architect underestimated the amount of work required. They get sold on the social media easy button and “Facebook is free” mentality.

Knowing Your Social Community & Why It Matters

Ignite Social Media

Your brand is on multiple social media platforms and posting regularly, but when it comes to engaging your social community, are you giving your audience what they want ? Social media has a very different rhythm than other marketing channels. You can’t just push your brand’s message on your social channels and expect that your audience will care. Start with this level set as a way to ground your brand’s approach to social.

Energize Your Social Media Agency: Ideas for Experienced Social Media Managers

agora pulse

You’ve had your social media marketing agency for a while. Check out our tips for experienced social media managers who want to energize their agencies. Recently I published a detailed guide on How to Start a Social Media Marketing Agency: Step by Step.

10 Best Social Media Management Tools

agora pulse

Shopping for social media management tools? Or need to upgrade to a new social media scheduling app? But with dozens of available options, how do you know which is the best social media tool? Not one social media app works best for every organization.

Social Media and Digital Marketing Success Requires a Marriage, Not a One Night Stand

Pam Moore

It's why you have 8 seconds to make that first digital brand impression when your dream customer visits your blog, website or social network profiles. So why would we think that marketers and business leaders would think any different when it comes to social media? I remember the early days of social media and watching the tweets fly by looking something like this… Free marketing with social media, join my workshop!

Influencer Engagement: Finding a Fit

Waxing UnLyrical

In 2017, my organization, Goodwill Industries International, then a 115-year-old social enterprise; one of the oldest 501 (c)(3) nonprofit brands; the leading workforce provider in North America; and the #1 brand doing the most good by enso and featured in Fast Company Magazine – faced a pretty significant challenge. With a YouTube video, Instagram post and tweet, the total engagement reached more than 216,000 people, and had nearly 2,000 engagements and more than 61,000 impressions.

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

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How to Craft a Successful Social Media Content Strategy

agora pulse

Struggling to put together a social media content strategy? I work on all things social media strategy for the company. We get a lot of questions about social media from our audience. Example of progress from social media content strategy.

How to create a culture of recognition on your team 

Sprout Social

It’s no secret that social media professionals wear more than one hat. From content creation, community management, customer service, strategy development, copywriting, data analysis and more, the daily to-dos of SMMs can feel overwhelming. Was this a tough week for your team?

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