Thu.Dec 20, 2018

If It’s December, It’s Strategic Planning Time

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Ken Jacobs. If it’s December, and you’re a PR or Social PR agency owner or leader, a communications department or group head, or a communications consultant or soloist, you’re probably knee-deep in strategic planning. And if you’re not, you should be!).

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December Social Media Lab Wrapup

agora pulse

Things have been a bit slower in the Lab the past few months as we tweak some tests, gear up for 2019 and enjoy the holidays. But we have posted 3 very important and highly shareable experiments since last we wrote an update.

Top 20 Christmas posts by brands to inspire you


Marketers need to keep producing new and fresh content ideas for all their social media posts at a cadence never seen before. With Christmas around the corner, time is short to come up with new content ideas to engage your audience this holiday season. To help inspire you to create content that will stand out among the other Christmas related content by brands, we have compiled a list of the top 20 Christmas Posts by brands that were highly engaging in 2017.

The Complete Marketer's Guide to Digital Storytelling


It’s a Storytellers’ World, and Were Just Living in It: Why Digital Storytelling is Functional Storytelling.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

3 ways to optimize your visual strategy with Instagram and Pinterest

Sprout Social

If a strong visual strategy is key to your business, it’s likely that you’ve spent countless hours – or dollars – designing perfect image after perfect image. It’s no secret that creating high-quality content is time-consuming and costly, which means that the pressure is constantly on to maximize engagement, optimize distribution and deliver ROI with each image you share. And when it comes to social, timing is of the essence.

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I Downloaded All 840MB of My Facebook Data. It Was Boring, Baffling, and a Bit Scary.


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#242: Choosing the Perfect Topic for Your First Digital Course (Perfect…AND Profitable!)

Amy Porterfield

Looking for a little inspiration when it comes to the topic of your digital course? If you’re like most course creators just starting out (who I hear from all of the time), you’ve had an idea for your course for some time, but you aren’t sure how to move forward, or if your core market […]. The post #242: Choosing the Perfect Topic for Your First Digital Course (Perfect…AND Profitable!) appeared first on Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert.

How To Use Your Instagram Account To Develop A Positive Mindset

Forbes Social Media

Instagram has been associated with high levels of anxiety, depression, bullying and the so-called “fear of missing out. However, and as every powerful tool used with a purpose, mission and, vision, it could lead to the healthy development of a positive and strong mindset

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Why Pop Up Books Are the Original VR


If we take a closer look at technology, we see that there are possibilities of the world growing into a mostly automated world. A sometimes-forgotten technology and art is pop-up books. This forgotten credit is a shame, especially when considering that pop-up books the original Virtual Reality.

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The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Highlights of 2018: This Year's Most Popular Stories on Forbes Social

Forbes Social Media

Take a look back at 2018 via the Forbes social media audience's favorites stories

Have Blog, Will Travel: Tips For Blogging On the Road


The post Have Blog, Will Travel: Tips For Blogging On the Road appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on Episode 243 of the ProBlogger podcast.

A Valuable LinkedIn Feature That Will Help You Grow Your Network

Forbes Social Media

Be an innovative and efficient networker by using these LinkedIn features

From Cyberbullying To Digital Addiction: How Social Media Is Affecting Teens

Forbes Social Media

Social media plays a key role in the lives of teenagers today. It is how they communicate with friends, get their information and how they entertain themselves. However, being online 24/7 has raised some questions about what kind of impact it is having on their mental health and social growth

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Businesses Stood Up Against The NRA Last Year. Here's Why That's A Little Scary.

Forbes Social Media

Igor Volsky thought the gun control movement needed a left flank. So he built one. NYSE:DKS NYSE:DAL


Tumblocalypse: Where Tumblr And Its Users Are Headed After The Ban

Forbes Social Media

Tumblr's NSFW ban comes at great cost to the community and little gain to the company's long-term prospects

Debunking 3 Myths Following The 'Rare' Seattle Tornado

Forbes Social Media

This week's tornado near Seattle is a good opportunity to clear up 3 myths


Puma Set to Dethrone Nike in NBA & Culture Push

Forbes Social Media

NBA superstars have started trading in the traditional shoe endorsement paths led by Nike, Adidas and Under Armour, for Puma’s brave new alternative approach. Since the majority of basketball sneakers are worn off the court, cultural swag has become more important than shoe performance. NYSE:NKE NYSE:UA


How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

'Valley Of The Boom' Shares History Of Silicon Valley In A Unique Way

Forbes Social Media

The new National Geographic series, Valley of the Boom, uses the docudrama format of the Mars series--combining documentary with scripted drama--to share the history of Silicon Valley during the boom of the 90s in a unique and entertaining way


Facebook Is Not An Extension Of The Self, But The Void In Which We Lose Ourselves

Forbes Social Media

Once again, a betrayal from Facebook sparks an outrage. Yet, will anything change? Can anything change? NASDAQ:FB NASDAQ:GOOGL

Men Dominate Facebook With 35% More Active Accounts Than Women

Forbes Social Media

Do we assume that women are by nature more vocal, expressive and willing to share and use social more than men

Here's Why Book-Loving Communities Will Succeed Online In 2019

Forbes Social Media

In 2019, the closed social media community will succeed, thanks to its focus on slowing down, staying private, and going deep. Book lovers are a great example of the type of niche that's already thriving in more intentional communities, and they'll see even more success in the new year

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

American Campaigning Is Already Copying Russian Influence Tactics 'For Research'

Forbes Social Media

As US political campaigning launches Russian-style misinformation “for research” and as Facebook presses forward with an academic research initiative that has explicitly not ruled out supporting such deception campaigns in live elections, what will the future hold for democracy