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? .

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Social media is a constantly changing force to be reckoned with. It seems that just as you have a grasp on your social media strategy, something comes along that shakes it to its core. Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities.

Hashtag Best Practices by Social Media Channel

Ignite Social Media

One question we’re frequently asked is how many hashtags to use on different social media channels. Go ahead and bookmark it so you can reference it whenever you’re writing copy for your social posts.

Top Online Social Media Courses Your Social Media Manager Should Take

Ignite Social Media

We’ve rounded up the top online social media courses for social media managers to learn best practices and tips/tricks. With these courses you can reduce your time searching for answers, spark innovative ideas and ultimately improve your social channels.

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

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! 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! Why did we create Social Profit Factor? .

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.

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.

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. It’s the same with social media. The most important question to ask yourself when writing social copy is “Would I click on this?”.

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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.

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. Social media is not rocket science.

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?

Get Down with the OPC! How to Ignite Your Brand with Other People’s Content and Community

Pam Moore

Social media presents tremendous opportunity for us to connect with people across the globe like we could never do before. The OPC = other people's content and other people's community. This is because at the heartbeat of social media, business and life is people.

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.

Social Media Comic – Communicating With Your Customer Community

SocMed Sean

But, as with most things in life, honesty is the the best policy when it comes to communicating with your online community. Let your community know that you are: 1) aware of the problem; and 2) working to resolve it.

The Difference Between a Social Media Manager and a Community Manager

Social Media Today

A lot of people get confused when talking about social media management and community management. So we asked the question: What is the difference between a social media manager and a community manager

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.

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?

3 Benefits of Understanding Paid Social Media as a Community Manager

Ignite Social Media

There’s no doubt that your community manager knows your social audience best. After all, they are in the community, engaging with your fans daily. Social media platforms are constantly changing, and as a community manager, it’s critical to stay on top of the changes.

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.

No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Social Media Following

Ignite Social Media

But when it comes to social media, organic reach is all about the influence content has without paying to boost it. Also, most social media platforms are vigilant about clearing out fake/spammy profiles. Learn a little more about copyright info for social media here.).

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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!

Community Management is Essential to an Effective Social Media Marketing Approach

Social Media Today

Getting attention through standout visuals is important, but its how you maintain connection with the community that you build which will set your business apart

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.

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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Ready, Set, Action! How to Activate Your Social Media Audience and Communities

Pam Moore

They invest in social media platforms but don’t do much more than slap some fancy marketing branding lipstick on a Facebook business page, LinkedIn profile or Instagram account. How to activate your audience to nurture relationships and build community.

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.

5 Great Social Media & Community Job Resources

Jason Yormark

Tweet It’s amazing to me how quickly social media and community management have exploded in the job market. There’s some great resources out there to target your job search when it comes to social media and community management jobs.

The Value of Community Management and Customer Interception

Ignite Social Media

Depending on your business objectives, social media marketing can wear multiple hats. Quantifying the value behind social content that drives awareness, consideration, and, especially, direct sales/conversions is, for the most part, straightforward.

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.

Community, Social Media and Risk Perceptions

SocialFish

My friend Grace Smith asked me to speak to the Board of Well for the Journey , about social media. Although the word “community” isn’t in the mission statement, it is important to the organization. This was a refreshing change from my usual “risks of social media” talk.

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 Hire and Partner with a Social Media Marketing Agency for Maximum Success and ROI

Pam Moore

Hiring a social media marketing agency is a big decision. Unfortunately many business and marketing leaders think they can quickly hire a social media agency to generate some fast buzz and a viral video. The truth is that social media is NOT a silo.

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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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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.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

What is happening right now in your local community? And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? It takes a Community Manager who grew up in the given location and is based there.

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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.

Quit Trying to DO Social Media: Focus on Measurable Results Instead

Pam Moore

Start doing social media they said. The truth is social media is not free. Doing social media is NOT the objective. Social employee empowerment program inclusive of training. Social Media Program Approved – Don't Lose Your Mind .

How Social Media Monitoring Can Help Customer Service

Ignite Social Media

Social media is quickly becoming one of the leading channels for customers to choose when they are looking for customer service. Social media customer service accounts for 34.5% But how can social media monitoring help your brand’s overall customer service experience?

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.