How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. Many marketers use social media regularly, whether for networking or business purposes. As a result, social platforms are a great way to publicize events in real time. Guest post by Dave Landry.

How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing. Growth in searches for “social media marketing” per Google Trends.

Social Media Updates


Here are the latest social media updates to keep you ahead of the curve and make sure your marketing is up to date and successful! Get tickets to movies and events: For many new movies this fall, you can buy movie tickets straight from their Facebook Pages via Fandango.

8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018


Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. Now in 2018, here are eight social media marketing hacks that all but guarantee results: Video will be everything.

Social Media: The New Company Newsletter? [Infographic]

PWB Marketing Blog

The other day I was asked “Is social media the company newsletter?” Yes, I do think social media can take the place of most of the functions of the company newsletter. Is social media the new “company newsletter”?

Relevancy on Social Media: How Current Events Improve Support


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.

How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? So much of social media is on the fly—a response rather than a plan—that it can become a slippery planning slope for companies, especially those that are understaffed.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership


Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes. Not sure how to grow your organization’s membership using social media? Another way to utilize hashtags: trending topics and popular events.

Event: Australian Institute of Company Directors AICD social media

Laurel Papworth

I’m heading over to New Zealand from 12th to 15th May 2010 to participate in social media forum at the Australian Institute of Company Directors Annual Conference. 10.00am – 12.00pm FORUM B: The Commercial Benefits of Today’s Social Networking Platforms.

Crisis Coverage: How Should Companies Handle Social Media?


Nearly every company will face some kind of crisis or unfavorable event. We hear about ways that companies handle bad situations all the time – mostly via social media. Companies should train their social media staff to respond quickly to a crisis.

Only 66% Of Companies Agree: Social Media Poses Significant Risk To Brand Reputation

The Realtime Report

Two-thirds of companies agree that social media poses a significant or critical risk of damage to their organization’s reputation. Moreover, many companies have not yet implemented policies, procedures or training to help mitigate those risks.

5 Social Media Trends to Follow


Whether you're just getting your social media strategy rolling or you've already built a powerful following, you must evolve with changing trends. You can stream events at your business. Your customers are accessing their social media accounts from mobile as well.

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Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses

The Realtime Report

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations.

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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.

Four Ways to Develop Amazing Social Media Content

Ignite Social Media

Are you envious of all the beautiful social media content filling your newsfeed and thinking, “How can I create amazing social media content for my brand?” Now, it’s important to understand why social media content is so valuable.

The 11 Best Social Media Campaign Builders and Ad Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media has become a core element of marketing across businesses of all types and sizes: maintaining active, optimized profiles; sharing industry-related updates; amplifying their own content; and engaging with prospects, influencers, advocates, and customers.

Secret Social Media Engagement Hacks You Shouldn’t Be Without

agora pulse

In this article I’m going to show you some secret social media engagement hacks that will work if you have zero budget, a low fan count, and a marketing team of … just you! A quick look at this live social media activity tracker will tell you just how fierce the competition has become.

Are Your Accounts Safe from Social Media Hacking?

agora pulse

As a social media manager, you have a million things to think about every day. Unfortunately, when it comes to social media hacking and account security, you will probably only think about it when it’s too late. Three Recent Cases of Social Media Hacking.

10 Helpful Social Media Writing Tips For Businesses

agora pulse

Your social media strategy may include brand awareness, lead generation or customer retention and these factors are all achieved through one thing. Excellent social media writing skills. What are your brand’s values and how are you going to get them across on social media?

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The Data-Backed Guide to Event Marketing on Social Media: How to Get People Talking About Your Event

Buffer Social

Taking an event from idea to sell-out is no easy feat. And half the battle of organizing an event is marketing it. When it comes to the marketing channels that drive attendance, hype, and engagement, social media is right near the top. Social media can help get you there.

Why Doesn’t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document?


A few years ago, I think you could have gotten away with keeping the company ‘voice’ safely locked away in a few choice individuals’ minds at your company. People in your organization are going to be connected to social somehow. Featured Social, In Theory

Are You Listening? The 20 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Buffer Social

How do you know if your customers (and potential customers) are talking about you on social media? If they tagged your social media profile in their posts, you could check your notifications. Here’s a better way: Use social media monitoring tools.

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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. Back in 2015, insurance company Esurance didn’t purchase an in-game ad, but they captured the attention of millions with their Twitter sweepstakes.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. What role does social play in a brand’s overall online visibility?

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.

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What’s Next for Social Media and Events?


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!

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Social Media Facts and Stats.

How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners


Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest can take your marketing to the next level. Of the brands that *are* using social media marketing, many of them don’t do much planning regarding their social media activities.

Managing Social Media Campaigns


Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns.

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. But spending on digital marketing programs is projected to rise three times as fast, and over the next five years, the share of budget dollars dedicated to social media marketing will more than double.

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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.

15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing


Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is essential in determining your success or failure. There are many books out there that purport to teach you everything you need to know about social media marketing. 15 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Books 1. You’re not alone.

Why Social Media Takeovers Can Work for Your Association


Have you ever seen a takeover on social media? Usually, this is when a student, employee, or key constituent takes over a company or organization’s social media for the day. Plus, allowing your members to post on your social media pages is kind of an added benefit.

How to Foster a Cohesive Social Media Brand


Are you using social media marketing to extend your brand’s reach? Twitter and Facebook are the most prominent social networks, but others like Pinterest , Google+ , LinkedIn , YouTube , and Instagram are very valuable channels as well.

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Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

With Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media , the inimitable Liana “Li&# Evans has provided the definitive handbook for social media marketers. Social Networking (Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc.).

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Can We Talk? Why Your Company’s Social Media Needs to Sound Human


Maybe you’re a business owner who wants to give your brand a presence on social media platforms—but odds are you’d prefer not to play the role of reaching out to the masses yourself. If you feel that you’re ready to grant that exalted ‘Social Media Officer’ title to someone, keep in mind that you need to allow them enough independence to do an effective job. Anti-Social Media. The Sweet Spot for Social Media: Casual yet Competent.

10 Bold Social Media Predictions for 2017

Simply Measured

Social media played a huge role in the year, and its presence in our daily lives is only growing as time passes. The way we consume information, communicate with one another, and even the US Presidency was heavily influenced by social media in 2016.

Social Media Discussion at Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Mavericks

A big thanks to the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to speak to the Young Professionals Group last week about trends in social media, and using social media for business. Infographic courtesy of Leverage New Age Media, April 25, 2014.

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy


Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan.

Your Annual Social Media Conferences Guide: 20+ Top Conferences to Attend in 2018

Buffer Social

Social media conferences are one of the best ways to learn from top practitioners in the field , connect with fellow social media marketers , and be inspired to do more great things on social media. 20+ social media conferences to attend in 2018.