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.

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.

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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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).

Social Media Automation 101

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

How You Should Really Use A Social Media Calendar

agora pulse

If you’ve read ten “best practice” articles on social media management, at least half of them told you to use a social media calendar. Am I right?

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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media.

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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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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.

Five Content Themes to Embrace this Valentine’s Day

Ignite Social Media

Holidays can be a brand’s best friend on social media, if used correctly. While some holidays beg for a post, others should be skipped. Lucky for you, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and this is a golden opportunity to connect with your followers.

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.

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.

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.

How Important is the Number of Followers on Your Social Media?

Jenn's Trends

How important is the number of followers on my social media account? …… I get this question All. From all sorts of people, with all sorts of different goals. Look, I get it. You see an account that has 100,000 followers, and you want the same. You see an account with a million […].

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?

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.

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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Ways to Better Engage with your Social Media Followers

Ignite Social Media

A wise man once said social media is a cocktail party. A lot has changed in social media in the nine years since that book was written, but one thing certainly has not: engaging with your fans matters. Here are five ways to better engage with your social media followers. 1) Understand your audience.

Here’s How to Use The New Facebook Post Options

agora pulse

Have you been wondering how to use these new Facebook post options on your business page? We will go through each one step-by-step. Some of them might seem *very* familiar. Share a Photo or Video on Facebook. The first option youl’ll see is this one — share a photo or video.

PR Tips: Seasoned, Just Starting, or ESL, 10 Blogs to Make You a Better Writer

Meltwater

As communications professionals, we manipulate words and wield the pen (okay, computer) as our weapon… Read More.

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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.

Use Hashtags to Find Your Target Audience on Instagram

Jenn's Trends

If you’ve used Instagram for more than 5 minutes, you know how prevalent hashtags are on the platform. They’re abundant! And as a non-hashtag lover, I was one of those who hated the all-consuming use of these hashtags on Instagram.

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.

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.

3 Tips for Using Digital Marketing Assets on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

In a perfect world, we’d create beautiful, engaging, social-first content for all our brands’ social channels. In the real world, budgets and time constraints stand in the way, and sometimes, it’s just more efficient to work with what you have.

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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.

5 Keys toward Creating a Killer Twitter Audit

agora pulse

Is it time for a Twitter audit? Probably so. While juggling other business demands, it’s easy to neglect your social media accounts. That’s why it’s important to conduct an assessment of your Twitter marketing efforts. Find out what’s working well and what needs improvement. So don’t wait any longer.

Instagram Marketing: 20 Excellent Examples and Ideas from Top Brands

Meltwater

With 600 million users, Instagram’s growth is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.… … Read More.

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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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.

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.

The Latest Facebook Performance Metrics; How Does Your Brand Compare?

Ignite Social Media

More often than not Facebook plays a significant role in a brand’s social strategy. As such, brands rely on the community built around their pages.

Do Facebook Messenger Ads Really Work?

agora pulse

Recently Facebook rolled out news feed ads that drive people to chat directly with your brand on Facebook Messenger. Cool, huh? We all want more engagement and this is as direct as it gets.

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Use Hashtags to Master PR Messages

Meltwater

You are likely familiar with what hashtags look like (e.g. Meltwater), but like most people… Read More.