November, 2015

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

Startups are notorious for maximizing everything they have to grow their businesses. That means the founders are also the marketers, the SaaS developers are also building the startup’s website and blog, and an office manager basically becomes the vice president of miscellaneous things.

What’s On the New Multimedia Cart?

Waxing UnLyrical

I know I’m dating myself, but whenever someone says multimedia, I think of those nondescript A/V carts of my high school and university days. You know, grey rolling metal devices with messy open shelves that held a 16MM film projector, slide projector and a bunch of cords.

5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Austin Duck. Social selling is an awesome way to get things done. But, like the early days of anything on social, it’s difficult, messy, and imprecise. A big reason for this is a lack of organizational tools. Remember trying to manage your brand’s presence on social media pre Hootsuite?

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6 Chrome Extensions That Are Perfect for Content Marketers

SocialFish

Content marketers usually have a lot on their hands. They are responsible for content discovery, content curation and audience engagement for multiple accounts. To help them stay organized and in control, a multitude of tools and apps have been introduced.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Quick Tip – Searching Your Facebook Timeline For A Specific Post

SocMed Sean

Three different people asked me similar questions about Facebook in the last month, which leads me to believe that even though this capability has existing for a while, some folks aren’t aware that you can search your Facebook feed for a post from the past.

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The New Rules of Social Marketing and PR

Convince & Convert

It’s All About Now, Now, Now. Who would have thought getting fired from a major real-time information company would lead to a hugely successful career in marketing?

7 Facts About Social PR Superheros

Waxing UnLyrical

FACT: Most PR pros’ use of social PR is about as effective as a dachshund humping a wolfhound: highly optimistic and completely useless. FACT: You cannot become a Social PR Superhero without commitment. Daenerys would not have become the Mother of Dragons without it.

What Exactly Do You Do?

Webbiquity SMM

“So—what exactly do you do?” ” the delightful Shelly Kramer asked me when I met her recently face-to-face for the first time, at a Minneapolis internet marketing event.

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7 Blog Post Ideas for Nonprofits

SocialFish

If you maintain a blog for your nonprofit, chances are you’ve come up short on ideas more than a few times. What kind of posts will capture the interest of your readers? Well, in fact there are lots of creative ways to keep your blog active and interesting.

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.

Fast And Easy Way To Print Or Save A Skype Conversation

SocMed Sean

I find Skype to be one of the most useful tools out there when it comes to connecting with people around the globe. Whether it’s video chat with family or using it to instant message with my development team in India, it has become a staple tool for communicating.

Make Your Digital Marketing Matter

Mindjumpers

Did You Know: 4.6 billion pieces of content are produced daily. Content marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing and generates about three times as many leads. 72% of marketers think that branded content is more effective than magazine advertisements.

10 Insightful Marketing Charts from 2015

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Now more than ever, the data at our fingertips is ripe for the harvest. But without the proper tools for processing and understanding that data, we would still be in the dark. That’s why data visualization is such a powerful tool.

3 Tips for Getting Your Online Video Act Together for 2016

Waxing UnLyrical

Online video marketing stats abound! Time and again, we see and hear countless online video marketing statistics like these: Consumers spend 5.5 hours watching videos every day on average ( eMarketer ).

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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.

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

Webbiquity SMM

Influencer marketing has become a key component of PR and web presence optimization.

5 Tips for Building a Content Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Content Planning Beyond Just Website Design and SEO. Compared to the corporate sector, it’s safe to say that funding resources are more limited for non-profit organizations. Because of this, there can be more of a struggle to produce engaging content on a regular basis.

Influencers, Monitoring, and Negronis: The Duncan Alney Interview

Firebelly

Duncan Alney, Firebelly CEO & Strategist. As the newest member of the Firebelly team and a rookie blogger, I was a bit nervous to interview my boss for my first blog post. So, here goes nothing! For an inside look into the social media savvy mind of Duncan Alney, read on.

Social Media Updates: October

yMarketingMatters

As the year speeds to a close, social media networks are continuing to release exciting new updates for marketers and general users as they vie for the top spot in our campaigns. Below are some of the most exciting updates that happened in October. Facebook.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Why Twitter Killed the Twitter Share Button

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Where’d the numbers go? Legions of bloggers and website publishers will log on November 21 and discover that the familiar digits displaying the number of Twitter shares on their content have disappeared.

“Walk the Walk; Talk the Talk” – Thoughts on Teaching

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been having some interesting conversations recently about “what people know.” Most of them have centered on social media, but the key points apply anywhere. I never fail to be fascinated as I come in contact with people who, on the surface, should be the role models for learning. Because they’re teachers !! I have to make it clear right here that this isn’t a mass epidemic, yet.

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Turning You Social Media Profiles into Sales Machines

Kikolani

Nothing happens until someone clicks something. Whether it’s a click to comment, to share, to take a quiz or survey, or to link back to a blog post or landing page, your social media content has to compel readers to do it. When readers do click, they have engaged in their first conversion.

LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?

SocialFish

A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature.

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

3 Simple Ways To Show Thanks To Social Media Followers

Firebelly

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are three simple ways you can show your followers you appreciate them. #1 1 Respond. Answer their questions and address their complaints. Thank them for their compliments. Nobody likes to feel ignored. No response is a response—it says you don’t care. #2

From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection.

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3 Really Difficult Ways to Create Great Customer Experience

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. How do you make purchase decisions today? Availability? Reputation? Before long, it will be Customer Experience. According to Walker, by 2020 customer experience will be more important than even price for B2B buyers.

Monday Roundup: Multimedia in PR

Waxing UnLyrical

In today’s digital business landscape, just telling your story with plain old text is no longer enough. Multimedia can help give your brand the edge that it needs over the competition. So if you’re ready to inject some extra pizzazz into your efforts, check out this week’s roundup.

4 Ways to Improve Your Visual Content For Social Media Right Away

Kikolani

In 1983, Steve Jobs famously lured Pepsi’s youngest CEO, John Sculley, over to the then-nascent Apple with a single question : “Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?”.

Marketing: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

SocialFish

The proliferation of electronics and personal devices has opened up a whole new world for marketing. No longer are you limited to costly television commercials or billboards.

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Short Form Content Development: 3 Must Have Tips

Firebelly

Short form content development is super difficult. It’s one thing to develop a 300 word blog post or a 1,500 word piece, but short form content has to be very carefully developed – observing a story arc, weaving in boosts, call to actions and a lot more.

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The Coming Twitter API Change: Twitter Share Counts to Disappear

Devumi

Twitter’s coming API change, on November 20 2015, is a very bold move on behalf of the 140 character platform. The impact will be felt across the entire Internet, or at least on pages with Twitter buttons installed!

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