The Meme-ification of Instagram

Buffer Social

In particular, we’re noticing an embrace of memes — that historically unpolished, yet highly relatable category of social media content. Keep reading for examples, inspiration, and directions on the meme-ification of Instagram and how to ride the wave. Memes included.

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The LinkedIn Meme that Went Viral

Koka Sexton

A few of the guys from sales created some funny memes about LinkedIn and I posted one into my profile Monday morning. Withing an hour I was seeing that 3rd degree connections were engaged with the meme. I have a couple different shares of this meme posted on my profile.

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Four Easy Ways To Improve Your LinkedIn Company Page

Webbiquity SMM

Here are a few tips that will help to boost your company’s profile on LinkedIn. Your company logo and header banner are the very first things people will see when they land on your company page. Avoid writing a 2,000 word essay about the history of your company.

How To Use Memes to Promote Your Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A meme, according to Merriam Webster Dictionary , is “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.” ” Originally coined by evolutionary biologist and ethologist Richard Dawkins in the 1970s, a meme is something with which just about every member of a culture is familiar. For example, the simple act of swinging a hammer to drive in a nail would be considered a meme, or the way Bostonians pronounce the word “car.”

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Seven Reasons Your B2B Marketing Should Include Cats

Webbiquity SMM

Felines have made their way into marketing campaigns from companies like GoDaddy , Ikea , and many others. Cat Memes and Videos Go Viral. then you’re going to love what cat memes and videos do for you. Guest post by Emma Williams.

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Facebook Redesigns Pages as Reach Declines, 5 Fascinating Facts About Gen Z, the ROI of Meme Accounts, and More!

Buffer Social

” We’re also chatting about some interesting social media facts about Generation Z in 2018, the return on investment (ROI) on meme accounts, and lots more. Facebook Redesigns Pages as Reach Declines, 5 Fascinating Facts About Gen Z, the ROI of Meme Accounts, and More!

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With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal > With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme by Tamar Weinberg on March 31, 2008 Share As I was traveling on my last of three conferences, Chris Kieff tagged me on the 4×4 meme that’s going around.

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The meme-ing of Christmas

The Way of the Web

I’d been meaning to write about how social networks really do seem to have killed something with regards to blogging – the blog meme. That includes companies who are now claiming to be social or engaged as bandwagon jumping, but haven’t invested the time and effort behind the scenes to make it part of their actual business process.

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Are YOU a Social Asset to Your Company? Are Your Employees?

Stay N' Alive

With no content whatsoever on the profile, and solely the link to that individual''s profile, the organization saw a 300% increase in traffic on the individual articles written by those individuals on the company''s website.

Speakin' Like Them

Social Media Marketing

meme fun social media"If you wish to persuade me, you my think my thoughts, feel my feelings and speak my words." - Cicero I've previously cited this quote by Cicero as one that demonstrates the timelessness and universality of human nature.

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How SparkNotes is winning the pop culture game on social


SparkNotes is a company that provides study guides for literature, poetry, films, and more. And there are handles like this one which share screenshots of brands participating in memes to appeal to the youth on social. Have a sensitive team to screen your memes.

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10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

It happens in all industries, but lately I’ve seen retail companies keep their “Consumer Insight&# group focused on traditional insight like mall traffic patterns and planograms.

Journalism Is Not Content Marketing

Twist Image

Fake Facebook memes often get much more traction and distribution than the proper news stories that are written about it to correct the error. I'm a rare breed. I started off my professional career as a journalist. The truth is, that I still don't have the courage to call myself a journalist.

Tamar Weinberg is a Media Snacker » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I’m not a meme-girl myself, either, but the viewpoints have been so interesting! Reply Lyndon Antcliff November 1, 2007 at 1:39 pm I hate memes too. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised though, misery loves company right?

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The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block

Twist Image

Pushing beyond memes, Buzzfeed and Upworthy. I can''t imagine going back in time to a day and age when I found myself waiting at the local newsstand/magazine store for a new issue of Fast Company magazine to show up in the pre-Internet days. fast company. memes. Writer''s block? Creative block? Can''t come up with something to create? Steven Pressfield hates the words "writer''s block."

Why Can't Facebook Do Better At Fact Checking Photos And Videos?

Forbes Social Media

We have the technologies to automatically verify many aspects of photographs and videos online, from examining their provenance to verifying their description and evaluating embedded memes. Why don’t companies like Facebook embrace them

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Praying and piggybacking: Who is Nesamani and why are brands talking about him?


The world yesterday realized that meme culture is well and truly alive in South India, for all of a sudden, social users everywhere were praying for a fictional South Asian character. A user on a Facebook memes page asked a harmless question about hammers, leading to a Tamil user making a reference to Nesamani. An innocent reply from the OP (original poster) praying for Nesamani exploded into a social media meme, with users and brands alike pitching in and praying for Nesamani.

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When influence is confused with popularity

Direct Marketing Observations

Take the Fast Company Influence Project -talk about a sh@#! For the moment, brands like Fast Company need to think long and hard before redefining what influence means. The Fast Company Influence Project gimmick is exactly that – a gimmick and a disappointing one.

Technology Makes Us Lazy Communicators

Waxing UnLyrical

In this post from last May by John Friedman , he wrote about a job where he traveled across North America to discover a company had lost the plot of what it was doing. Insert meme of men on a train looking at newspapers here.) Guest Post by Matt LaCasse.

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You had one job…

Jeff Esposito

You know that meme/blog “ you had one job ?” Company Job Name recognition Working ” Well what if we considered doing one job so well that it became synonymous with us? Here’s some thoughts on that after spending some quality time with my 2-year old.

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How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

They’re on the front lines of your social media and digital channels each and every day as the voice of the company. Tasked with driving engagement while ensuring fans have a good experience with your company, they see it all—the good, the bad, the ugly.

How These 5 Brands Are Acing Storytelling on Social Media

agora pulse

Why should we care about the company that makes our washing powder or bakes the bread we eat? This character came to light when an agency creative realized that the name of the insurance company sounded like a duck’s quack. Create memes. You can count on Netflix for great memes.

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Taking part in the Facebook 10-year challenge?

Sherrilynne Starkie

She tweeted: “Me 10 years ago: probably would have played along with the profile picture aging meme going around on Facebook and Instagram Me now: ponders how all this data could be mined to train facial recognition algorithms on age progression” Click To Tweet.

5 Ways Social Media is Used to Mislead or Misinform

Waxing UnLyrical

The Fake Facebook Meme. Most recently, I saw a meme claiming Coca Cola’s current formula is more addictive than its original formula, in spite of the fact that (admitted by the meme) the original formula contained cocaine.

Why Facebook Should Stop Judging Content Quality

Convince & Convert

TechCrunch put an article out on August 23, 2013 reporting that Facebook will soon begin to punish “LOLCats-style memes” in the Facebook newsfeed. Facebook believes memes are low quality, but did not explain why, and I completely disagree. Memes accomplish that.

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Everything Marketers Need to Know About TikTok


Memes : TikTok even has its own meme videos that simply catch on. Partnering with an influencer can be as simple as vetting a TikTok star to work with (the company itself has a catalogue of its own to choose from). First there was Vine, then, and now TikTok. Vine was shut down in early 2017, and merged into TikTok in late summer 2018, leaving TikTok as the current dominant platform for short-form video sharing.

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Facebook is Getting More Two-Faced By the Day

Convince & Convert

That’s right, Facebook now gets to decide what is “timely and relevant content” (from their blog post), and what is a “low quality post or meme.” Look, I’m not personally a fan of memes, as I think they can chip away at brand value.

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Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

I did a website analysis and custom demonstration for a local IT recruiting company recently. This is a very successful company. They need a pipeline of companies that want to hire them to recruit on their behalf. By Peter Caputa.

15 of the Most Important Instagram Trends to Watch Right Now


With added pressure from TikTok and a new head of company, Instagram is rolling out lots of new innovations, features, and tools. The unrealistic lifestyles and picture-perfect aesthetics of certain Instagram influencers has given rise to Instagram vs. Reality memes.

Last month on social: Pop culture, piggybacking, and…pee?


More importantly, the company at the center of the feud, Sugar Bear Hair, received a lot of attention as a result. Noticing meme accounts blowing up with this hashtag, brands were quick to piggyback on this trend. Social media was abuzz last month with a lot of drama. On the one end, Alabama’s vote to implement strict anti-abortion measures in the state prompted a public outcry, with various brands, celebrities, and everyday Twitter user alike pitching in.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Her company Audience Audit provides strategic marketing support and audience segmentation research that helps organizations understand their customers better. True relevance grows from a deep understanding of what motivates your customers, and ensuring that every contact they have with your organization shows to what degree your company values their reasons for choosing you. According to Jamie Grove, the company’s Director of Evil Schemes and Nefarious Plans (i.e.

Winners of Mashable Awards


Best Internet Meme sponsored by Dynadot : Bed Intruder. Most Promising New Company: Companies Embrace Social Media. Tweet The 6th of January, Mashable held the event of Mashable Awards Gala.

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When It Comes To Social Media, We’re Linking About You


How Companies Like Twitter And Facebook Get So Rich. Using GIFs, memes,and text, Buzzfeed explains how venture capitalist firms court startups they believe are the next big thing in social media.

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Ugly Drinks’ Four Secrets to Disrupting a $392 Billion Industry

Buffer Social

And now, Ugly Drinks is creating a new, healthier future for the $392 billion soft drinks industry, challenging giants like The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Red Bull head on. Honestly some of best performing content are the memes that we’ve created internally.

The Technology Part to Your Content Marketing Plan

Razor Social

However, it is quite expensive and thus suitable for larger companies and brands that regularly produce a lot of content. Meme Generator. If you’re looking to add some humor to your content mix, try using memes!

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Putting the Art in Article, Part I: Beginner Thou ART, Teach I Shall

Waxing UnLyrical

The search function is a little tough (the site is built on Tumblr), but you can view them by month in the Archive section. * HubSpot’s Collection: Some companies and sites will offer their photos for free (usually in exchange for your contact info). Memes and GIFs.

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How IHOP Got Personal for National Pancake Day 2016

Convince & Convert

Since 2006, the company has celebrated its namesake holiday by offering consumers a free stack of pancakes for an optional donation to charities in the communities in which IHOP operates. Take a cue from IHOP here by using different kinds of visuals, whether GIFs, funny memes, or even emoji.

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How Glossier Built a Cult Following on Social Media


The sought-after and celebrated cosmetics company originally started off in 2010 as a beauty blog called started by Emily Weiss, a former styling assistant for Vogue. Memes and relatable humour is a big hit with Glossier’s audience getting the highest engagement.

The Key to Writing Must Read Blog Posts for Your Business

The Realtime Report

And while that’s all well and good, some companies need more from their blogs. The good news is, if you do so, you can transform your blog into a mecca for interested customers to learn about your business, the products you offer, and any new developments around your company.

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Can You Trust Anything Mashable Says

Convince & Convert

I get it that every company is an ersatz media company today. But do we really need information providers who actually ARE media companies to totally facilitate the blending of news and promotion, just to make a buck? Social Media Controversies Addressed, Fresh Each Week.

9 Popular Instagram Trends of 2019 (So Far)


Meme accounts like @daquan and @thefatjewish have been doing it for years, but the big surprise is that brands are now jumping on the trend! .

25 brands every social media manager should follow on social


Two key takeaways from their social strategy are to have regional social handles by country and also participate in trending topics and memes. In recent years, the company has improved vastly from what it was several years ago. Social media is a whole new ball game for brands.

15 Innovative Brands Using Technology to Power Their Content


The apparel company uses AI for purposes that extend beyond product innovation. This makes Under Armour more relevant to their customers and encourages more UGC that the company can then use later to market their products.

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