5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Ace Social Listening in 2019

Waxing UnLyrical

You want to hear in real time every time your brand, tracked keywords or hashtags are mentioned or used. Google Alerts is free and easy to set up as shown below: You should also listen for competitors and top performing keywords or hashtags in your industry. Guest Post by Amos Onwukwe.

10 Content Marketing Tricks That Will Help Your Brand Stand Out

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Don’t create custom hashtags. Unless you have a very well-known, established brand with a large following, don’t bother using hashtags on Twitter or Instagram that are specific to your brand. Instead, use hashtags that are already popular and align with your brand.

Daring PR Professionals and the Lawyers Who Love Them: A Primer for Avoiding Legal Problems

Waxing UnLyrical

Contrary to popular belief, lawyers do not enjoy making your job harder by nixing your creative campaign ideas. Let’s explore a few common legal problems (and their solutions) so that you and your clients can stay on the right side of the law! The most creative photo.

Creative Communications: Lessons from Health and Wellness Brands

Waxing UnLyrical

These messages are tired and far from creative. Instead of following the herd to captivate and activate your audience you must flex your creative muscles. It has proven that creative communications are possible even in a highly regulated industry. Guest Post by Hanna Knowles.

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Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT

SocialFish

YOU have creative ideas that the world needs! Or capturing tweets from a hashtag campaign. You know what’s a huge time-suck? Social media drudgery. You know, the tedious and repetitive tasks that are part of every social media manager’s job.

What You Need to Know About Visual Content for Social Media

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And let’s face it, Creative Commons images or images labeled for reuse simply don’t offer the types of images our social audiences want to see. Take a look at this promotional post with the hashtag #RitaThursday that Chili’s Grill and Bar used to promote its margarita happy hour.

Resources for Small Staff Associations

SocialFish

CC Search lets you search images with Creative Commons licenses across a number of different sites. Hashtracking lets you track and measure activity around a hashtag. You can try it for free, or track up to three hashtags at a time for $29 a month.

Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT

SocialFish

YOU have creative ideas that the world needs! Or capturing tweets from a hashtag campaign. You know what’s a huge time-suck? Social media drudgery. You know, the tedious and repetitive tasks that are part of every social media manager’s job.

3 killer ways to create & curate social content

Socialmedia.biz

Chris Dlugosz / Creative Commons BY. Just follow the hashtag people are using for the event and curate the best tidbits. Attract customers by building a relationship with your audience.

25 Free Digital Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

Waxing UnLyrical

The life of a communications pro for a nonprofit organization is one that seems to require a daily mix of magic tricks, extreme sport level time management and creativity. Image: Kevin Bhagat via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Laura Petrolino.

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The Biggest Social Media Scandals, Fails, and Blunders of 2013

SocialFish

When JP Morgan Chase offered college students the chance to talk to an executive using the hashtag #AskJPM, they didn’t expect the idea to come back to bite them. Guest post by Yazmin Gray. ——-.

How To Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization

SocialFish

Creative Commons licenses are used for a lot of images online and allow you to use the image if you follow the terms of the license. ASPCA is using a hashtag in their description: #EndAnimalAbuse. Are there hashtags on Pinterest? Yes, you can use hashtags with Pinterest.

#measurePR Recap (June 2018): Lessons from Millennials and Generation X

Waxing UnLyrical

Mark your calendars for your monthly dose of measurement talk and use the hashtag #measurePR to join. Image: Jeff Sheldon via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Danielle Heiny.

Why Transparency Matters

Akamai Marketing

” A hashtag (#McDStories) is highjacked and the result is a spiraling PR nightmare. I would argue that this isn’t a “truly” social campaign since the impetus was actual paid tweets with a designated hashtag, but we’ll leave that for another discussion.

Help Bring Noor and Ramsay Home | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Show your support on Twitter and encourage your network to help Noor and Ramsay by using the hashtag #noorramsay Thank you for the help and everything you do from here. JustinRLevy.com by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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5 things I’ve learned from failed blog posts

Akamai Marketing

We had a small amount of discussion on Twitter around the hashtag #sociallyspeaking, but even that was pretty weak. Creative Commons photo by Amaury Henderick. So every once in a while…I think I have a fabulous idea for a blog post.

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How to Create Beautiful Instagram Stories (and 10 Amazing Templates to Use)

Buffer Social

One common use case for Instagram Stories is to show behind-the-scenes content. Adobe Spark has a search function for you to find free images (that are tagged as Creative Commons-licensed) to use. Draw, add stickers, add hashtags, and more to make it look more fun.

Daddy Bloggers and Technology Collide to Form the digidads

Justin Levy

But, why not do something more fun, more creative, and experiential at the same time? You can also follow the conversations taking place on Twitter using the hashtag #SonyDads. JustinRLevy.com by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

PR Is As PR Does

Waxing UnLyrical

1 – 2:30 pm ET, follow/participate on Twitter using the #netsol hashtag. Image: mstofan ‘s Flickrstream, Creative Commons Thanks so much for stopping by WUL!

The Social Media ProBook

Social Media Marketing

They were responsible for The Social Media Playbook , the Blog Tree , and a little cartoon about hashtags. #ProBook is the brainchild of Joe Chernov and the team at Eloqua and JESS3 - a team I've had the privilege of working with previously on this site.

How I Use Delicious | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

I recently tried sharing new hashtags that I use on Twitter, like #FacebookPageExample (for innovative biz pages) or #blogtheme (for cool new WordPress themes). JustinRLevy.com by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

[Artomatic Diaries] Getting started with Twitter branding and follow strategy

SocialFish

Artomatic embraces all cultural stakeholders to collaborate in the temporary transformation of vacant space into an arts-driven creative place. This is the first (real) post in my ongoing living social media case study.

New Year's Resolutions for Job Seekers

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Tania Gail via Flickr , Creative Commons We were deluged by applications; when we had openings, when we didn’t have openings, when we had budget to hire, when we didn’t have budget. It was so creative, that I remember it verbatim to this day.

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Snapping at Synapses: Why Digital Death Sucks

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Image: Shawn McClung via Flickr, Creative Commons You have to really, really be paying attention to notice if someone hasn’t tweeted in a while, unless you talk to them every day.

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The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

All the resources are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0, which means you can freely use them for any purpose (with a few exceptions ). How to use it: After connecting your Twitter and/or Instagram account, you can create feeds for specific hashtags or accounts.

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7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

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Image: Matthew Smith via Flickr, Creative Commons Can you say “love at first byte&# ? Incorporating hashtags being used on Twitter into Amplify: [link] when they introduced hashtags to Amplify.

10 Ways to Support Charity Through Social Media

Justin Levy

If you’d like to retweet this post or take the conversation to Twitter or FriendFeed, please use the hashtag #10Ways. Bonus: Think Outside the Box Social media provides almost limitless opportunity for being creative.

Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

Hashtags. You can also share find photos of other’s you can use under a creative commons license. Tomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media. I will be using a version of The Social Media Game , an interactive learning process originally developed by my darling colleague Beth Kantor a few years ago.

“Most Recommended” by Blogging Geniuses at WordCamp Boston

ProBlogger

Be sure you own the image, or choose them from “creative commons”, with appropriate credit (one of my favorites is www.freedigitalphotos.net ). One conference attendee was skewered on Twitter, hashtag #wcbos, for asking how to spell “Mashable.”

Heavyweight Help: The Complete Guide to Getting Started on Pinterest

ProBlogger

Image by hydropeek, licensed under Creative Commons. Finally, there’s much discussion online about how using the hashtag before words will help you show up better in the search rankings when people search on Pinterest.

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191: Tools for Creating Great Visual Content for Your Blog

ProBlogger

Peg: If you are an Adobe Photoshop user, it’s part of the creative cloud. I guess the other option that some people go for and I’d love to hear your opinion on it is such like Flickr or 500 Pixels where they’ve got creative commons photos that you can either embed or use as well. I used to get tons of photos from Flickr but my fear was you can go and change the settings on photos and change the creative commons license.

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191: Tools for Creating Great Visual Content for Your Blog

ProBlogger

Peg: If you are an Adobe Photoshop user, it’s part of the creative cloud. I guess the other option that some people go for and I’d love to hear your opinion on it is such like Flickr or 500 Pixels where they’ve got creative commons photos that you can either embed or use as well. I used to get tons of photos from Flickr but my fear was you can go and change the settings on photos and change the creative commons license.

52 Types of Blog Posts that Are Proven to Work

ProBlogger

One of the most common problems in that field is gaining lean (fat-free) body mass. Sometimes being creative pays a lot, so try to come up with your own ways of doing interviews. You may search by keywords or by hashtags. For example, if you have a photography blog you might share some free stock photos on Creative Commons license. This guest post is by Karol K of Online Business Design blog.

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