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? .

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. ” Or “how can social media really impact our business?”

How to Maximize and Humanize Your Investment in Professional Speakers for Your Next Event

Pam Moore

Hiring the perfect keynote speaker, breakout speaker, emcee, or workshop trainer for your event or conference is not an easy task. You are preparing for your big event and really want to ensure it is a huge success. Success strategies for pre, during and post event success.

A 10 Step Guide To Creating A Social Media Marketing Plan

Webbiquity SMM

billion social media users in the world. With so many people—from every country, every age, and every profession—marketing professionals have ramped up their use of social media marketing over the past decade. Determining your social media goals and defining objectives.

Relevancy on Social Media: How Current Events Improve Support

SocialFish

Writing about current events and the economy is almost always tricky. So it can be difficult to write a post that will spark a lot of social media engagement in the form of comments and shares. You want to write about current events in a positive, constructive light.

Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference – An Event Not to Miss!

Webbiquity SMM

The Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference is fast approaching, coming up on Thursday, May 22, in Duluth, Minnesota. Lisa Buyer ( @lisabuyer ), smart and engaging online public relations pro and author of the phenomenal new book, Social PR Secrets.

How to Hire and Partner with a Digital or Social Media Marketing Agency to Grow Your Business

Pam Moore

Considering hiring a digital marketing agency, social media agency or branding consultant? Unfortunately many business and marketing leaders think they can quickly hire a social media or digital marketing agency to generate some fast buzz and a viral video.

How to Increase Cyber Monday and Holiday Sales with Social Media Marketing

Pam Moore

Many business and marketing leaders miss out on tapping into the power of the online shopping holidays and events to increase sales, brand awareness and most importantly connect with their audience. How to leverage visual marketing and social media to humanize your brand during the holidays.

6 Foolproof Strategies to Increase Your Facebook Event Attendance

agora pulse

Whether your business is having their grand opening in a new community or you’re hosting a conference with several thousand people, everyone wants to increase their event attendance. Facebook events can do incredible things for your business, but only if you leverage them correctly.

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!

Planning and Executing Live Event Content For Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Assuming you already know that social media is the first way in which people follow live events they can’t attend in person…. Brand events are like weddings: important, exciting, fun, and super busy. Social media is about what people want to hear.

Extend the Life of Your Event with Post-Event Planning

Waxing UnLyrical

Hosting an event is just the beginning of its life-cycle. The content you create and the leads you nurture will keep your event alive well after its end date. Tip: Keep the hashtag short and simple, and make sure you have it displayed at the event so the audience knows to participate.

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. ” Or “how can social media really impact our business?”

Getting to the Heart of What Makes a Conference Amazing with #MDMC2019 Founders

Pam Moore

? ?. There is no doubt that in person events can provide incredible value. However, attending, exhibiting or sponsoring an event requires investment such as time, energy and money. What makes an event or industry conference amazing? personality and tone of the event.

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. Communities want, and need, local news, not just a freesheet stuffed with ads.

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 Media Content: Post Now, Schedule, or Queue?

agora pulse

Are there only two types of social media managers? These two types might exist somewhere in the universe, but most social media managers fall in between. Content from live events. Did you just find out that someone in your community won an award?

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.

5 Innovative Social Media Campaigns of 2016

Ignite Social Media

Thanks to all of these events and more, the social sphere hasn’t been any different. The only true difference is that I’d much rather prefer an awesome social campaign over a political one. Their social campaign, however, performed quite well.

Popular Social Media Topics of 2016

Ignite Social Media

2016 has been a very eventful year, especially in the world of social media marketing. Starting with January, we’re going to take you through the year to see what popular social media topics were on marketers minds.

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.

Stop Your Dream Customer in their Social Media Thumb Scrolling Tracks with Intent, Trust and Attention

Pam Moore

Your biggest challenge as a digital marketing, social marketer or business leader is to stop the digital scroll. How can you stop the scroll as your dream customer is browsing the web, scrolling their social media news feed on their mobile device?

Social Media Events Calendar and Advice Guide

Convince & Convert

The social media events season is again upon us. It’s going to be an exciting Fall for me, as I hit the road to talk about The NOW Revolution and other aspects of social media and content marketing. I’m often asked what social media events I recommend.

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. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community. Five companies with a human social media presence.

Could Buyer Personas be Your Secret Weapon for More Leads and Sales with Social Media?

Pam Moore

Executing your social media strategy is similar in that it's easy to skip to the easy parts…the posting on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. Webinar Title: Buyer Personas 101: How to Get More Leads and Sales with Social Media.

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.

Association Social Media: ASAE

SocialFish

——————— Let’s welcome Lauren Precker, Social Media Manager for ASAE to the SocialFish stage! 2) Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage?

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.

Father’s Day Content Tips to Inspire Community Managers

Ignite Social Media

Father’s Day can be a tough one for community managers. Why It Works: Sometimes, the best content is that which comes from the community. Check out our client case study for Go Red For Women for tips on how to maximize your social strategy.

The Importance of Local Activation on Social Media: India

Mindjumpers

Our ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world helps us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production and response management. Social Media Users: 134 million, +26% in the past year.

Study shows social media drives sales

Sherrilynne Starkie

Research released today by LoyaltyOne and two leading North American academic institutions provides the long-awaited proof that social media interaction between a customer and a brand drives immediate and long-term sales increases. Social media in call centres.

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Membership as Living Community

SocialFish

Once upon a time I was an aspiring academic, doing field work in rural Greece and the US and publishing about communities that formed around ritual mourning and celebrations. I think this is why virtual communities resonated with me, in spite of my non-technical background.

Community platforms do not equal community

SocialFish

conference in New Orleans about “Building Your Tradeshow Community Online&#. The presentation applies to any event community. We talked about the ecosystem – what your open community online actually looks like. Building Your Tradeshow Community Online.

Lac-Mégantic: social media lessons learned

Sherrilynne Starkie

The sad events that took place last month in Lac-Mégantic proved that social media can easily escape the official communications channels during a crisis situation. They needed to know what was happening, minute-to-minute, and we had to be the social media that was verifiable.”.

Social Media Roundup: Super Bowls Past

Ignite Social Media

No matter what you call the game, it’s certainly a huge day for marketing, both in commercial spots during the game and on just about every social media channel. Before the Patriots and Eagles square off, let’s take a look back at some great social media Super Bowl content from previous years. Prior to kickoff in 2014, JC Penney sent the below tweet, causing a lot of confusion and questions about the sobriety of their social team.

Effectively Recruiting Top Performing Employees through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Thanks to James for sharing his insights on the topic of social media recruitment and tips on how to find the right employees using social networks! Social Media Recruitment is a valid—and recommended— strategy to gain new, cutting-edge employees and expand your workforce.

What’s Next for Social Media and Events?

SocialFish

If you’ve attended a conference in the past few years, you know that social media is an indispensable part of the conference experience. Woe to the networked nonprofit or association who only thinks of events in terms of their end of year fundraising gala or annual conference!

The key to Victoria’s Secret social media success

Unmetric

Victoria’s Secret is a world-renowned lingerie, womenswear, and beauty products brand that has an astounding social media presence. Head to any one of their social media accounts and you’ll find yourself lost in their ocean of visually captivating content.

Burt’s Bees Turns To Social Media Community To Host Global Beeday Celebration

Convince & Convert

To celebrate its 30th birthday, Burt’s Bees took to Facebook and Twitter on September 17th to host a Global Beeday celebration with its community. » Social Media Case Studies bloggers campaign case study celebration community facebook influencers outreach social media twitter

Create Brand Value Through Local Community Management

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. These local Facebook pages have grown at twice the rate of global communities and register 50% higher engagement.