August, 2017

We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Waxing UnLyrical

I sometimes feel like the entire WORLD is a disaster zone. There is so much pain and suffering and heartache pretty much everywhere I turn. TBH, it’s overwhelming.

Six Keys to Make It With Influencer Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Influencer marketing is becoming an increasingly popular, and powerful, tool for marketers. As recently noted on the V3*Broadsuite blog: “The beginning of the year brought the usual deluge of posts about trends and predictions for marketing in 2017.

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7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

SocialFish

By Meico Marquette Whitlock. ——-. You’re deeply committed to your organization and doing whatever it takes to make life just a little bit easier for your members and the community you serve.

Hating on Social Media – #NOTOK

Janet Fouts

Recent activities in Charlottesville and Seattle have been widely reported in the media and particularly on social media. What I have read and heard the last few days sickens me, and I agree with many that it is important,–no, vital–that we stand up and say in a clear voice, “Hate is not OK!”

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Three Things Twitter Needs to Thrive

Webbiquity SMM

Though Twitter is still the third-most popular social media platform according to eBizMBA , speculation about the company’s struggles abounds. News outlets from CNN to Wired to TechCrunch to The Verge have detailed Twitter’s struggles to grow its user base, increase advertising revenue, and innovate new products. Image credit: Scott Hampson. Still, Twitter’s best days may be ahead of it.

What Associations Need to Know About Facebook’s API Changes

SocialFish

Ah, Facebook–that social network I love to hate , even though my career kind of depends on using it.

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Why I’m using Anchor.fm for podcasting, and you might too

Janet Fouts

I signed up for Anchor.FM when it launched, but I really didn’t use it. I already podcast on Spreaker, and I didn’t want to dilute my brand with too many channels. But the app looked cool so I’ve kept an eye on it.

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Facebook Messenger 101: Get Started Guide for Business [download now]

Pam Moore

Are you ready to gain an unfair competitive advantage on Facebook? Would you like to stomp status quo and serve your customers quickly, personally and in a more human way by leveraging automation and a platform that more than 1.2 billion people are currently using?

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.

Are Instagram Pods a Good Way to Increase Likes?

agora pulse

Recently, Instagram started using an algorithm to reorder how posts are viewed in your home feed. This means that you’re no longer seeing images in reverse chronological order and instead the algorithm overrides chronological order to show you posts that Instagram thinks you will “care about most.”.

That One Time I Crashed the Del McCoury Band

Waxing UnLyrical

So this past week I spent a few days in NYC, one of my fave cities in the world. On Friday night, after drinks/nibbles with a friend, I headed to the loo (Brit-speak for “restroom” ICYDK) at the restaurant before heading back to my hotel.

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The 5 Types of Social Media Content You Need to Create

Rebekah Radice

Creating social media content your community connects with can be one of the hardest aspects of online marketing. Not only does it need to be engaging and interesting, but relevant and easy to consume.

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Solutions Day 2017 – It’s All Here!

SocialFish

Digital business isn’t a sideline anymore.

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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.

Working with Empathy

Janet Fouts

While it’s general policy to train your team in the technical elements of their job, you may be leaving out a crucial component; empathy. You probably already know empathy is not something that comes naturally to everyone, yet this skill is essential to a modern, conscious business.

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

Buffer Social

More than 15 million businesses now use Instagram worldwide and over half of those businesses are creating Stories every month. Stories are an incredible way to connect with your audience in fresh and authentic ways. Who knows, maybe they’ll even become the new News Feed.

Content Curation Tools: A Curated List of Content Curation Tools

Razor Social

Finding, curating, and sharing valuable content is a very time-consuming process. Unless you have the right tools to help you out, you’ll lose a lot of time on social media that you could’ve invested in other important work.

7 Ways to Repurpose Your Video Content

agora pulse

Let’s face it, creating video content for social media can be unrewarding. It’s time-consuming to make, particularly long form video. Even something seemingly off the cuff like live video takes time to prep.

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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.

7 Creative Facebook Cover Videos to Inspire You

Socially Sorted

Facebook Cover Videos are being rolled and and they are awesome. Now you can showcase your brand on your Facebook cover with video. In this post we share 7 examples of Facebook Cover Videos to inspire you, why they work, and how to create your own, using savvy tools. Facebook. // Read More.

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Awesome Association MarComm Jobs – Week of August 30

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. .

Some Do’s and Don’ts for Brand Reputation Management

Meltwater

There’s a saying that, “Any publicity is good publicity.” ” It’s wrong. If you have negative… Read More.

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager: How to Spend Time on Social Media in 2017

Buffer Social

One of the questions I get asked most as the social media manager here at Buffer is: How do you break up your day in order to get the most out of social media? . Up until recently, I hadn’t really thought about it much.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

All Successful Social Media Marketers Share These 6 Habits

Rebekah Radice

Ever wonder how successful social media marketers manage their day? Or how they accomplish all that they do while building a thriving business? I’m excited to announce my new podcast! In the first episode of “ Brand Authority ,” I tackle this topic.

What You Need to Know About Visual Content for Social Media

agora pulse

The following guest post was written by Alla Bogdan. We all know that visual content is key to social media engagement — so why are so many marketers slow to incorporate visual content in their social media marketing plans ? Let’s overcome this hump, shall we?

Facebook Marketing Webinar: Change the Way You Think About Marketing Your Business on Facebook

Pam Moore

Tired of spinning your social wheels trying to market your business on Facebook? Join me for a free live training event on Thursday, August 3rd at 2pm et ! This is a special Facebook live webinar event packed with actionable tips and strategies you can implement immediately. Grab your seat right now.

Culture Eats Association Innovation for Breakfast Too

SocialFish

I’m speaking at.orgCommunity’s “ Solutions Day ” in just a few weeks in Chicago, and I’ll be sharing some exclusive data around this innovation question and how associations are showing up in the data (and dealing with it in real life). You won’t want to miss it! Register here.

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Infographic: Summer Numbers, the Hottest Brands on Social Media

Meltwater

Summer is the only season that feels much shorter than it is. Now, at the… Read More.

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Get Over Your Creativity Block With These 20 Social Media Content Ideas

Buffer Social

As a social media manager , it can be super fun to strategize and come up with multiple ways to share content with your audience. But it’s also easy to get stuck in a creative rut.

3 Types of Video You Should Create to Build Your Brand

Rebekah Radice

Did you know that 55% of people watch videos online every day? Or that social video generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined? If you’re not tapping into the immense power of video, you’re missing a huge growth opportunity.

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The Real Scoop on Facebook Video Covers

agora pulse

Facebook is testing a new feature – video covers for Facebook pages. Facebook is all about video these days. Mark Zuckerberg called it a ‘Mega trend’ comparable to mobile. So it’s not surprising that Facebook video covers have appeared.

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Facebook Messenger: The Unfair Competitive Advantage for Small Business Webinar

Pam Moore

Would you like a competitive Facebook edge? Ability to stand out from the crowd in a good way? Maybe up your game with Facebook marketing and do something your competition hasn't figured out yet? . If you answer yes to this question, then you landed on the right blog post today.