October, 2018

How Do You Measure Social Media Success?

agora pulse

Social media success means different things to different people. Yet everyone wants to know the answer to the ultimate question: Am I successful on social media? There is no single right or wrong answer. The first step is to understand what your social media goals are and measure against them.

No More Copied Content on Facebook

Socialmedia.biz

It used to be that marketers, website owners, and bloggers only had to worry about staying compliant with Google’s algorithm and its updates but now it seems that they have to stay in tune with Facebook’s ever-changing algorithms as well.

6 Tips for Planning Your 2019 Social Media Strategy

Social Media Today

As we near the year's end, social media marketers are shifting into planning mode for next year. Here are some tips for planning your 2019 social media strategy

The Fear, Self-Doubt and Infinite Rewards of Paternity Leave

Dave Fleet

This past weekend Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving, and for me it was a special one as this was our first Thanksgiving since welcoming our son to the world. It was also my first weekend after returning to work from three months of paternity leave.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Top Five: Google is shuttering G+

Sherrilynne Starkie

After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back with this week’s Top 5 Must-Know News for PR and marketing communications professionals.

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5 Secrets to Better Brand Engagement on LinkedIn

agora pulse

When it comes to B2B and B2C companies, brand engagement on LinkedIn is the holy grail. LinkedIn has over half a billion users and about half that number log in every single month.

How Do I Contact Instagram Support When I Need Help?

SocMed Sean

I have gotten this question a few times and it’s a very tough one to answer, but I’ll give it my best shot. Hey Sean, Do you know of a good way to get in contact with Instagram support? I have lost access to my account and need to find out how to recover it.

12 Social Media Mistakes Which are Damaging Your Business [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Don't make these social media marketing mistakes - a helpful reminder of some of the key errors you need to avoid

Millennials are Deleting Facebook. Where are They Going?

Ignite Social Media

Facebook continues to fail to capture the attention of younger users. Behavior trends over time have shown that those in the Millennial and Gen Z category are logging on less and less.

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.

Top Five: Research shows that Facebook is successfully tackling fake news

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top 5 must-know social media news for the week includes stories about a new Messenger, Soundcloud’s Instagram integration, YouTube’s changed engagement metrics, the fight against fake news and Snapchat’s power with youth demographics. Facebook launches Messenger 4.

Gimme a break! – #Compassion in the workplace

Janet Fouts

Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash. Workplaces stress is quite literally a killer of productivity as well as health. Bringing compassion into the mix can lift spirits and bring a sense of oneness that may not have existed before.

How Instagram Influencers Use the Paid Partnership Feature

agora pulse

There are a lot of Instagram influencers out there—and not all of them are mega-influencers charging tens of thousands of dollars per post. Even teens with a modest following are making money promoting products and services via social media.

#measurePR Recap (September 2018): Ethics of PR Measurement

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Jen Zingsheim Phillips. The September #measurePR Twitter chat featured guests Sultana Ali and Kirk Hazlett. Sultana F. Ali, APR, has a 15+ year career in communications and marketing, and is adjunct faculty in Georgetown University’s Corporate Communication and Public Relations program.

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.

2018 State of Social Video: Consumer and Marketer Trends Report [Infographic]

Social Media Today

How is social media changing consumer and marketers behavior in an increasingly video-first world? Check out this new report

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The Holidays on Social: Dos and Don’ts

Ignite Social Media

Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday we were snapping poolside selfies and buying popsicles by the dozen, but now we’re here–swapping out our sandals for sweaters and devouring all things pumpkin spice. It’s officially fall, which means the holiday season almost upon us.

Want to gain a massive following on Instagram?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Did you know that one daily post to Instagram is the key to growing a massive following? Your follower growth rate can almost double by posting seven times a week. Consistency is crucial. The best results come from regular posting. Instagram is more than just a photo sharing network.

How To Balance Social Media With Real Life

Socialmedia.biz

Are you clicking on Facebook and Instagram multiple times a day, usually without thinking about it? If so, you might be more addicted to social media than you realize. While social media can certainly be useful for connecting with friends, it’s overtaken many people’s lives.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

25 Great Saved Replies to Save Time on Social

agora pulse

Want to save time and improve customer experience? Using saved replies can help you do just that. A lot of social media managers I speak to worry that using saved replies will make them sound unnatural and robotic. Or even worse– spammy. They don’t have to.

The Simple Guide to Better Money Management

The Realtime Report

The Simple Guide to Better Money Management. We all need to manage our money better. Whether we are funding our own lives, our family, or a business, understanding where your money goes and how you can reduce your costs is a smart move for everyone.

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100 Free Marketing Tools to Help You Grow Your Business [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Need tools to improve your digital marketing process? Check out this helpful list

3 Reasons You Should Test Facebook’s Instant Experience Ads

Ignite Social Media

Have you tested Facebook’s most innovative ad format, Instant Experience ads? If they don’t sound familiar, you may know them better as Canvas ads. Facebook renamed the format a few of months back to give a little more detail around what the ad actually does.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Top 7 leads to draw audiences in

Sherrilynne Starkie

Sometimes getting the first, or lead, paragraph right is the hardest thing about writing a story. Whether it’s a blog post, a short video or podcast or even an opinion column, get it right, and the rest of the content will flow.

7 Enticing Twitter Tactics for Your Business Outreach

Socialmedia.biz

Thread On. As we all know, tweets are short lived. But, they are highly influential in this short life-span. Threading of tweets is an excellent way to beat this. Threads are conversational tweets that can be used to keep your audience engaged.

The Best Days and Times for PR Content

Meltwater

We’re producing A LOT of content these days.But is anyone consuming that content that we work so hard to create?Chances Chances are that unless we’re posting it at optimal times, the… Read More >>>.

Business Growth in a Digital World Conference | Oct 30 | 8:30-5:30

yMarketingMatters

Join me at the Biggest Business. Conference in New Jersey . on Tuesday Oct. 30th, at the beautiful. Sheraton Hotel , Mahwah, NJ. To those of you in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia: Do. Conference. M ake the time to work ON your business, and not IN it.

Why You Should Create a Calendar to Manage Your Social Media Posts [Infographic]

Social Media Today

A social media calendar provides a range of benefits, and will help keep your strategy on track. Check out this infographic

Six Examples of Great Community Management

Ignite Social Media

There’s a lot that goes into community management. A community manager acts as the link between a brand and its customers- helping to build, grow, and manage their online communities. Community managers (CMs) are, in many cases, the voice of the brand.

Top Five: The night that YouTube went dark

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news includes the YouTube outage, a religious stance on women and social media, Coke’s misstep in New Zealand, Snapchat’s new original programming and Google’s shopping insights.

Twitter may remove the ‘Like’ option from tweets

Socialmedia.biz

Receiving Likes on social media may be on the verge of extinction, at least for one social media platform. Just like Facebook and Instagram, one of the big aspects involved with Twitter is the “Like” option. The simple tap or click on the heart icon on someone’s tweet allows a user to register their approval of the tweet. Now there is speculation going around that the social media company may be doing away with that particular aspect of their experience.