February, 2017

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Fortunately, content marketers don’t have to do it all themselves.

8 Google Analytics Tricks For Marketers

The Realtime Report

8 Google Analytics Tricks For Marketers. By Varun Sharma. When someone wants a tool to analyze the traffic coming to their website, nothing comes close to Google Analytics (GA).

On Social Intelligence, Leadership, and the need to start young #EQ #EI

Janet Fouts

Is social intelligence important to the way we communicate and lead? You bet it is. Here are examples from school children and adults of social intelligence in action. mindful social social business mindfulsocial social intelligence

5 reasons nonprofits have an advantage when it comes to social media

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ———-. If you read [Mizz Information], you already know I have a tendency to skew kind of negative on things.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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3 Reasons Why It’s Worth Paying For Social Media Advertising

The Realtime Report

3 Reasons Why It’s Worth Paying For Social Media Advertising. The majority of social media platforms offer their own advertising services, but it seems there are many businesses that do not believe it can benefit their business.

Facebook searches for authenticity, will your business page pass muster?

Janet Fouts

Facebook has updated their algorithms. You know, the ones that decide if anyone sees your content at all? Here's what you need to know. Facebook Social Media Tips and Tricks Facebook Fans

The Value of Nonprofit Mentors in 2017

SocialFish

The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc.

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Bring Your Own Meme to the #LiftOff Book Giveaway

Waxing UnLyrical

We had a boatload of fun this past weekend, during my 3-hours-in-3-days mini-training extravaganza, “Lift Off!” ” We played hard AND worked hard. In fact, it was SO much fun that people were actually asking for more homework and training!

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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.

Why I Am Addicted to @CSPAN

Ari Herzog

I admit it. I am addicted to CSPAN. I don’t receive cable TV and I get my news from various sources. I don’t mind reading or watching news after the fact (as it’s sometimes better then) but I also enjoy real-time and unfiltered news. CSPAN fills that void.

Why You Should Add Sponosord Social to Your Content Mix

Small Business Mavericks

Updated February 6, 2017. Izea recently published a report titled “2015 State of Sponsored Social” in which there are some interesting findings.

Social Media Marketing Tips For 2017

The Realtime Report

Social Media Marketing Tips For 2017. Social media marketing, in general, is huge. It’s been expanding over the last few years and now everyone from personal bloggers, online businesses like auster , and even big businesses are utilizing it.

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On time management and your investment in social media

Janet Fouts

Some tips to take a mindful approach to how you are using social media, saving time, sanity and raising your productivity level. mindful social Social Media time

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

What do you think about your community platform?

SocialFish

We won’t buy a $6 latte at a café without checking out reviews first. But where do community managers go when they’re getting ready to spend $10,000 or more per year for on-domain community software?

Ever Tried Going Down an “Up” Escalator?

Waxing UnLyrical

As you read this, I’m making my way “home” – the U.S. – after having been “home” – India – for almost a month. While in Kolkata, I had occasion to pass by one of the city’s first malls, Vardaan Market.

Alt and Rogue Twitter Accounts are Unofficial But They Are Not Necessarily Fake

Ari Herzog

Shortly after Inauguration Day, the Trump Administration issued a gag order to federal agencies to cease online communications and other media outreach until transition teams were in place. The White House is creating national unrest on multiple fronts.

5 Signs of a Positive Social Media ROI

Small Business Mavericks

Updated February 1, 2017. Social media is difficult for engaging return on investment (ROI), but it’s not impossible. Sometimes, you can gauge a hard dollars-and-sense value from your efforts, but it’s not always possible and it may not always be necessary.

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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.

Welcome To The Video Generation

The Realtime Report

Welcome To The Video Generation By Jason Katz. It’s a revolution in marketing that includes gen Z, Gen Y, Gen X and even Boomers. Peer to peer influence and video content is impacting retail like never before. Content and social networks are the new currency.

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Can Your Social Media Posts Negatively Impact Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?

SocMed Sean

Social media connects more and more people every day. For some, social media is a necessary evil , while for others, it’s a chance to post every detail of their day-to-day life, no matter how minor. In this modern era, social media in the workplace is common, as employees often check their Facebook, Instagram and other social media accounts frequently throughout the day.

How Good Is Your Community Management?

SocialFish

By Ted McEnroe , Director of Research, TheCR. For eight years, the Community Roundtable has dug deeply into the strategies, operations and tactics behind the most successful communities in our annual State of Community Management reports.

The Social PR Virtuoso® Master Course Open for Registration

Waxing UnLyrical

This Saturday, at about 2:45 pm EST, the clouds parted, the angels came out to sing, and all of Ireland finally found out where leprechauns hide their gold.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

47 Social Media Statistics to Bookmark for 2017

Sprout Social

Right when you think you’re getting a grasp on your demographics, buyer habits and trends on social media , something new changes and turns your data into old news. That’s why it’s absolutely critical for any marketer to stay up to date on the newest social media statistics. Don’t believe us?

21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers

Socially Sorted

In this post, I share 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions that will help you get more done as a social media marketer. . You can start using them immediately to get more productive, save time and work smarter in your business. Many of them I use every day! .

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4 Key Project Management Skills That Business Owners Need

The Realtime Report

4 Key Project Management Skills That Business Owners Need. Good project and program management skills are crucial for those who own a business.

Should You Hide Comments on Your Facebook Page?

agora pulse

We’ve all had it happen: a negative comment on Facebook Page post that glares at you from the screen. Our first instinct (or at least mine) is to hide it or somehow bury it so that it won’t hurt the post or my business, especially in the age where social media reputation weighs so heavily.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Three association practices that reflect your workplace culture

SocialFish

Did you miss these? Jamie’s Association Success posts in December focused on the visible parts of culture… The Link Between Office Design and Culture. Several years ago I saw a presentation from an association CEO who had recently redesigned their office space.

Announcing The Social PR Apprentice™ Training Program

Waxing UnLyrical

You’re probably gearing up to watch the Oscars tonight, or do your laundry (don’t do laundry on Sundays, that’s no fun!), or whatever it is you do on a Sunday. And so you should.

15 Common Social Media Questions & Answers

Sprout Social

Whether you’re just getting started with social media marketing, or you’re an experienced marketer, there’s always something new to learn. Asking the right questions can improve your chances of success and help you avoid costly mistakes.

The Technology Part to Your Content Marketing Plan

Razor Social

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that content marketing is now a predominant force in the world of business. Because it is the only marketing method which is completely focused on satisfying the often complex and fast changing needs of modern consumers.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.