November, 2016

Are your social media accounts ready for 2017?

Janet Fouts

Bring your social sites up to date with a quick review to be sure of a Happy New Year! social business Social Media in Action Social Media

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115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Josh Wardini. It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? We’re going in-depth, behind the scenes, on a mission to bring you facts.

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4 Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout For Nonprofit Professionals

SocialFish

Guest Post by Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, Co-Authors, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. . Working at a nonprofit can be a pressure cooker.

Storytelling, PR, and Measurement

Waxing UnLyrical

[Ed: we’d originally paused our publishing schedule as we had no idea how today was going to turn out. Now that we know who POTUS45 is going to be, I think Todd’s guest post is particularly pertinent.]. Guest Post by Todd Murphy. Buzzwords!

Social Media Automation 101

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

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The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention ( Peach ) or become part of our daily lives ( Snapchat ). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust!

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You Have More Content than You Realize

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Chris Scavo, Digital Marketing Strategist at Informz. This is the first in a series of posts with great advice about content marketing. Look out for the next posts in the series! ————-. Generating content can be an arduous task.

The True Value of Storytelling: Nail your Brand Narrative

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Matt Press. trillion ads are shown online every year. The statistics look impressive – but did they make you feel anything? Probably not. Chances are that most people reading this article will have forgotten those numbers by the time they reach the conclusion.

A Complete Calendar of Hashtag Holidays for 2017

Sprout Social

From Puppy Day to Awkward Moments Day, there’s an occasion for just about anything. Ignored by traditional calendars these hashtag holidays are celebrated ad nauseum on social media.

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.

How to Find Influencers on Twitter

Razor Social

Who are the key influencers in your industry on Twitter that you need to connect with? By identifying and building relationships with influencers you will have many benefits – Get your content shared, form partnerships, generate business and much more.

Beyond Likes: 9 Facebook Analytics You Must Be Measuring

Kikolani

When it comes to Facebook, we’re all guilty of one thing: focusing on ‘likes’. We all want more. 10,000 likes, 100,000 likes, a million likes! We set big goals to grow our Facebook fan pages all based on this one simple metric. But here’s the secret. Facebook ‘likes’ aren’t very useful.

The Future of Social Media (And How to Prepare For It): The State of Social Media 2016 Report

Buffer Social

Imagine being able to predict the next big thing on social media, knowing what social media will look like in 2017 and beyond and how will brands use social platforms to connect with their audience. As someone who works with social media every day, this information would be invaluable.

Associations Respond to the 2016 Election Results

SocialFish

Associations traditionally send out a bland proforma statement in support of or welcoming the incoming administration after Presidential elections. cough, ASAE, cough ).

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

5 Visual Content Curation Ideas to Ramp Up Your Blog and Social Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Jessica Davis. What do you feel when you see the visual on this post? Imagine recreating this visual verbally! I wouldn’t be satisfied with the result unless it was penned down in Dylan style – with so much said in just a few words.

Can You Really Use Twitter for Sales?

agora pulse

Twitter is well-known for learning about breaking news, sharing funny GIFS , and connecting with friends. But for businesses, Twitter is an opportunity to build relationships with customers and cultivate brand awareness. So is it really possible to use Twitter for sales?

5 Ways Your Social Media Posts Improve Your SEO

Convince & Convert

Google has been particularly enigmatic about how, or even if, its rankings are influenced by social media. But the experience of industry professionals has been universal—highly engaged content has much greater SEO value than do less popular pages. And that makes sense.

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12 Ways to Use Instagram for Small Business

Sprout Social

We all know the power of Instagram. Huge companies like Coca Cola, Starbucks and Nike dominate the space. Companies with established followings seems to have no problems getting engagement and results. But how can you use Instagram for small business?

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.

7 Little Tricks To Achieve The Best Results In Social Media

Peg Fitzpatrick

Everyone wants a shortcut to social media success but sadly there is no “easy button.” ” I’d like to share seven proven little tricks to achieve the best results in social media. They’re sure to give you a boost in your social media results.

[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape

SocialFish

by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-. As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated.

Looking Good on Paper: Writing a Memorable Bio

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Elaine Andrus. Thanks to cell phones, people have shorter attention spans than goldfish. But they’re also more eager than ever to make connections with authentic, genuine people.

Facebook, Messenger, Instagram in a Single Inbox for Businesses

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced that businesses on the social network can now link their Facebook, Messenger and Instagram accounts and receive all communications from those channels in a single inbox.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

7 Smart Ways to Start Using Facebook Live for Your Business

Convince & Convert

Facebook Live's video streams engage your audience in ways pre-recorded content can't match. Here's how to add it to your social strategy. Social Media Strategy facebook live facebook strategy live streaming live video social media strategy

10 Social Media Challenges Your Business Must Overcome

Sprout Social

Once thought of as just a passing fad, social media has had a tremendous impact on business over the past decade. Social platforms like Twitter and Facebook have transformed the way that people communicate and, in the process, have changed the way that businesses interact with customers.

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37 Free Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills Today

Buffer Social

When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes. I read hundreds of articles and enrolled in as many marketing courses that I could possibly get my hands on.

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Applying Design Thinking to Your Organization: New CEO Workshop

SocialFish

On December 15, a small group of forward looking executives will spend a day learning about and practicing alternative paths to leadership and innovation by applying Design Thinking tools to product, innovation and engagement “laboratories.” Click here for more details (See participants’ list below).

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

A Pre-Thanksgiving Gift: the Social PR Virtuoso® Master Course is Open

Waxing UnLyrical

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and you’re probably already up to your elbows in stuffing. But how are you preparing for your career past Turkey Day? Do you know where you’re going to be in 3 months? 6 months? 3 years?

Facebook Creative Hub Opens Its Doors

SocialTimes Facebook

The Facebook Creative Hub that the social network announced at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in June is now available to “the entire global advertising and marketing community.”.

7 Awesome Hacks to Promote Your Social Media Posts

Convince & Convert

Image via Unsplash. Every day, the average social media user is inundated with a ton of posts. Most of these might be from friends and people she follows; the others are from brands vying for her attention.

10 Tips to Build Better Converting Twitter Traffic

Sprout Social

Twitter is an integral part of social media marketing these days. Almost every business, big and small, is on Twitter. It’s the perfect network for connecting to customers in real time and building connections.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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