Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23

SocialFish

Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? Would you please share this with any other community managers (and friends of CM’s) that you know? Please RSVP for CMAD on Facebook. Featured From the Trenches Open Community Potluck

A First-Class Guide to Social Media for Travel

Sprout Social

From inspiration to reminiscing, travelers turn to social media throughout every step of their journey. Social media has a huge influence on travel-related purchases. In fact, of those who use social media to research travel, only 48% followed through with their original plans.

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Powerful Storytelling Secrets from National Geographic Travel – Lindsay Smith [SSM028]

Buffer Social

With more than 25,000,000 adoring fans across social media, National Geographic Travel is a poster child for the power of storytelling in marketing. This is the approach that National Geographic Travel takes to every one of their stories. A community is a group of engaged individuals.

Walking the Content Road Less Traveled

Waxing UnLyrical

Ready to make some magic by walking the content road less traveled? What’s the point of complaining about how crowded the marketplace has become, or how the community feeling of yesteryear has dissipated? Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Walking the Content Road Less Traveled.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. We just launched our travel tech start-up, Cruiseable , three weeks ago after a year of work. So our small marketing team is now working to grow our user base and nurture our new community. Guest Post by J.D.

7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies

Pamorama

Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy. Every day, businesses are inspired to bring creative marketing ideas to life on Facebook in ways that have a real impact on their bottom line. Results: 71% sales increase from Facebook.

Meet Joseph Mwakima, the Ultimate Community Manager

Geoff Livingston

In online circles we believe a community manager is someone who cultivates and activates a group or a brand following on a social network. As a Wildlife Works community relations officer , he regularly meets with people engaged in projects throughout the region.

Facebook, Instagram and Users’ ‘Behavior and Emotions’ (Study)

SocialTimes Facebook

What are the similarities and differences between how users of Facebook and Instagram feel about both social networks? Facebook IQ released a new study in which more than 5,500 users of Facebook and Instagram in six countries—Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, U.K.

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Facebook Messenger was released 5 years ago and now has over 900 million users. Originally receiving a flood of negativity towards a standalone messaging app , compared to one simple Facebook app, users seem to be warming to it. Facebook Reactions – Three Months On.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content? Facebook reaches 1.1

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook reported strong second-quarter-2016 financial results Wednesday, with revenue up 59 percent year-over year and net income soaring 186 percent compared with the second quarter of 2015. Facebook reported net income of $2.055 billion, or $0.71 Facebook reported an average of 1.13

It’s Time to Take Facebook Seriously for Location Marketing

SocialTimes Facebook

What’s your location marketing strategy for Facebook? If you are one of those businesses, it’s time to take local presence on Facebook more seriously, because Facebook is taking some big steps to make itself a stronger platform for location marketing, especially on-demand commerce at a local level. Even better, Facebook is giving you tools to succeed on the world’s largest social network. One year later, Facebook upped the ante with two enhancements.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class.

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For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers

Bare Feet Studios

Light, chatty, link-sharing takes place on Twitter and Facebook. Photos are shared on Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr, where they can be seen by thousands of others. Here’s how you can interact with New Media Artists, aka Travel Bloggers: * Introduce yourself on Twitter and their blogs ; interact with questions and suggestions for their visit. Introduce them to others in the community. Point them to your website or Facebook page.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After all, Facebook could eat the web. In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. Don’t use a Facebook Group.

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The “Facebook for Business” Site: An Official Step-by-Step Guide to Facebook

Mindjumpers

Yesterday, Facebook introduced their newly designed site that guides businesses through the many possibilities of Facebook Pages. The site gives you very pedagogical explanations of the various features of Facebook Pages and plenty of graphics to go along with the educational guide.

Alicia Travels: Farm & More Event, Edinburgh

Absolute PA

It’s worth over £2 billion a year adding valuable skills and jobs to rural communities. News Business benefits of Twitter Facebook for business Internet Marketing Services LinkedIn for business social media for business social media presentations

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

With social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook giving consumers the power to directly impact a brand’s performance, businesses are hiring a new member of the marketing team to not only monitor these channels, but also interact with consumers. Do You Need A Community Manager?

What 2,957 Facebook Pages Told Me About Organic Reach

agora pulse

How do you get more organic reach on Facebook? Or in layperson’s terms, how do you get more people to see your posts on Facebook without paying for ads? Industry: Travel and Leisure. Reach Tactic: Highlighting the lifestyle of its community.

Taking the Mystery Out of Facebook Global Pages

agora pulse

Here at Agorapulse we’re about to make a big decision about our Facebook pages. And we do our best to reach all language groups on Facebook without alienating others. When I search for software company ‘Sage’ on Facebook, I get one result — their Global page.

How To Use Facebook Audience Insights For Better Targeting

agora pulse

Are you struggling with Facebook ads targeting? Discovering what your perfect customers are interested in is one of the most crucial parts of Facebook advertising. Why Facebook Audience Insights Matters. For me, Audience Insights is the most important tool on Facebook.

What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Thanks to the relative flexibility of running my own business and incredibly understanding partners and clients, I was able to reduce business travel to the bare minimum to focus on finding the best treatment options—and venue—for Suzy. Through Facebook. This is not an ode to Facebook.

Four Tips for Bloggers Who Want to Work with the Travel Industry

ProBlogger

People are attracted to travel blogging for a lot of reasons. Still others are attracted to the niche travel blogoshpere for the sheer love of travel, and any partnerships with the travel industry are a bonus. While it is possible for a successful travel blogger to participate in media trips, the way we interact with the travel industry is key to our long-term success. But she is a travel blogger! This guest post is by Matt Long of LandLopers.com.

Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy

SocialFish

The new Facebook page timeline layout changes the way your organization needs to think about content. Custom welcome tabs were also used as a way to convert Facebook fans. Here are a 11 things to consider in your new Facebook content strategy: 1. Share your Facebook Page.

Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

In late June, Facebook once again announced a News Feed algorithm change —this time to focus more on friends and family content, and less on brands and publishers —a change that’s not all that surprising since Facebook is organized around who you know. This modification, however, is making huge waves in the publishing world, since publishers and content houses have relied on Facebook as an effective way to get in front of consumers. percent on Facebook.

How To Be Inspired At Work

Twist Image

Be more involved in our community. Spend more time travelling. Click on the links that people share on Facebook. Do some volunteer work in an effort to help your community and meet other interesting people. I don''t know about you, but I''ve seen some of the most uninspired people at work literally come to life - and become entirely other people - when they post on Facebook. They can be major ones, like taking your savings and going off to travel. travel.

How to Get Your Readership Involved and Grow Your Audience with Community Challenges

ProBlogger

One of the things we’re always told is to build community – it makes all the difference between traffic who don’t care and an audience who are invested in you and your story. I love hashtags used for community purposes.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. Facebook Marketing Tips and Guides. 2: My New Favorite Facebook Page by Inkling Media.

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Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Over the past couple years, one of the most common questions from business owners has been, “Do I need to be on Facebook and/or Twitter?&# to increase visibility in the online community. To Facebook or Not to Facebook? It’s no surprise that I also recommend Facebook.

Think Like Zuck: 5 Secrets of Success of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There can be few companies that have become part of so many people’s daily lives in such a short space of time as Facebook. Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected.” - About Facebook statement accompanying company’s press release.

Four Types of Status Updates for Improving Social Media Engagement on Facebook and Twitter

Laurel Papworth

Just because you’ve got a Facebook Page and Twitter Account doesn’t mean anyone is interested in what you have to say. A quick glance of any Facebook Page would show you these four I think. ” on the end of every tweet and Facebook Page update.

Social Media During Emergencies

Akamai Marketing

I was reliant exclusively on Twitter (mostly), Facebook and my car radio to get updates for the tsunami. If a community-based hashtag already exists as is the case with #hitsunami, then consider using that hashtag. Response agencies really should be incorporating listening to the tweet stream and public Facebook posts into their process. And those same people maybe wondering what just happened to their travel plans ( flying out tonight, anyone? ).

A Modern-Day Marketer’s Guide to Creating Epic Video Marketing Content for Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and More

Buffer Social

People watch more than 100 million hours of video on Facebook. In the past 30 days, the average reach on our Facebook video posts is 2.7x Tips for creating video on Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. Facebook Video is Fun, Emotional, and Highly Shareable.

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Why is Grandma Using Facebook and Uncle Joe Using Twitter? 10 Social Media Statistics That May Surprise You

Social Media Citizens

I thought I would share them with you as they may just change the way you think about sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Woman are more likely to go on Facebook multiple times per day. 28% of Facebook users are over 55. Travel: Women 6.9% – Men 8.3%.

Scenes From The Frontlines

Twist Image

Not the usual business travel, but a luggage set for the family. The thing is that this business has a Facebook page, they're on Twitter and they're constantly putting up videos on YouTube. really, really care about travel and their consumers. Just look at the customer service diatribes you can see on Twitter, Facebook, Yelp and beyond. business travel. community manager. facebook. travel.

Visual Analytics: Find Your Brand’s Visual Influencers

Talkwalker SM

Images and videos play an ever increasing role in the way people interact on social media, as attested by the rise of visual-oriented platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat, and the increasing visual focus of giants such as Twitter and Facebook.

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115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Facebook is only second place in this category, which is different because they lead in most other aspects. 68% of millennials reported that they get most of their news from Facebook, and 24% of high school students reported that Instagram is the place to be for news these days.

“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

gapingvoid.com

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. Facebook. Facebook?

How Fairmont Hotels Used Facebook Contest to Segment Audiences

Convince & Convert

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts recently rolled out a Facebook contest in coordination with ePrize called Everyone’s An Original Personality that matched fans up to their lifestyle interests to help define their travel personality. “We’re Fairmont’s Facebook Contest.