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Best Practices For Facebook Live Broadcasts

Ignite Social Media

Since 2015, Facebook has seen an increase in videos-per-person posted on their site. In the United States, the rate has gone up by 94% ; not by coincidence, Facebook’s relatively new live video feature has become one of the social media site’s most popular aspects. We as marketers know that using live video can be a great way to create content and interact with your audience. With that, here are some items to keep in mind if you are planning to use live broadcasts to promote your brand.

Parton Me: 10 Social Media Lessons to Learn from Dolly

Meltwater

Sublime lyrics and bedazzled jackets aren't the only things sharp about Dolly Parton. The Tennessee… Read More.

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Increase Your Business With Social Media and SEO

The Realtime Report

Increase Your Business With Social Media and SEO. If you want to improve your business, then you need to use social media along with your SEO strategies. Many businesses feel that since they have a SEO plan in place, they don’t need to leverage the power of social media. This is a wrong idea, because social media has grown leaps and bounds in the last decade and is now one of the best ways to market your products and increase your business.

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10 Time Hacks to Design Your Dream Life and Business

Pam Moore

We all have 24 hours in the day. It’s how we spend each of those hours that determines the pulse, depth, happiness and quality of our life. Have you ever wondered why it seems that some people just simply have more free time? Yes, they may be busy. However, they seem to float through life a bit (or a lot) happier, while you feel as though you are stuck in a hamster wheel. You may feel that you are going round and round in the hamster wheel of life but getting nowhere.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Social CRM: Tools That Can Help You Know Your Audience Better

Ignite Social Media

What are our customers spending their time doing? What are they saying about us on their channels when we aren’t being tagged? Is there a need they have that we could be fulfilling? How can we interact with them to show them that we get them and care? Those are just a few questions that brands might have when discussing their customer database, which typically is a list of names along with mailing and email addresses.

Top 7 Online Tools to Automate Your Content Marketing

Kikolani

In 1996, Bill Gates declared that “ content is king ,” and, twenty years later, his words apply to marketing in ways he never anticipated. The success of content marketing makes sense. Users prioritize their own benefit before anything else, and content marketing is a far more effective way to prove that benefit to them than traditional advertising.

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Essential viral marketing tools

Socialmedia.biz

Hillary Clinton’s “Between 2 Ferns” interview got 9.2 million downloads in its first four days and is one of the top viral videos on Ruzzit.com this week. This is the second in a series on modern viral marketing techniques extolled by Vincent Dignan of the United Kingdom. Also see: 10 rules of branding for your startup or small biz.

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5 Tips for Social Media Advertising During the Election Season

Ignite Social Media

Its only September and I’m sure you’re already sick of the political madness that has taken over your social feeds. Once we’ve elected the next President on November 8 th , I imagine people will have a thing or two to say about that, as well. When it comes to advertising on Facebook, Twitter and the other social platforms during this crazy time, we have a few suggestions on how to make sure your content is front and center. Tread carefully during election windows.

Get started with Instagram for business

Lucy Hall

This Instagram for business guide is perfect for beginners, people just dabbling and those who have never used Instagram before! Instagram has grown into one of the worlds largest social media networks, it,s a place where you can discover and post visually pleasing content. Often Instagram has been associated with the ‘cool kids’ fashionistas, music […]. The post Get started with Instagram for business appeared first on Lucy Hall - Social Media.

The Book of Joy is here! #sharethejoy with @thedesmondtutu + @DalaiLama

Janet Fouts

The Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and Douglas Abrams chronicles a week with two legendary figures discussing compassion, joy and the power of humility. mindful social Social Media in Action Video book review

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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.

Harambe Live: Secrets to blowing up your company’s social channels

Socialmedia.biz

Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla that became the biggest Internet meme of 2016, is now the subject of a tribute and viral marketing event. Kickstarter campaign aims to create world’s biggest ‘gorilla marketing’ event. This is the third of a series on modern viral marketing techniques extolled by Vincent Dignan of the United Kingdom. Also see: 10 rules of branding for your startup or small biz. Essential viral marketing tools.

3 Steps to Responding to Trends on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

One of the major benefits to social media marketing is the ability to capitalize on relevant trends to get in front of more people. However, it is important to keep in mind your overall social strategy before jumping on every trending conversation. There are 3 key components to this aspect of social media marketing: (1) resources for identifying trends (2) strategic mindset to determine which trends your brand should move on, and (3) quick and nimble team to execute on the trend.

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The importance of content moderation in Social Media

Lucy Hall

A look at the importance of content moderation in Social Media Social media, blogs, forums and the like are outlets for people to express themselves, to share experiences bad and good with their connections or with people of similar interests. As a business, whether you actively use social media or not you are probably on […]. The post The importance of content moderation in Social Media appeared first on Lucy Hall - Social Media.

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Top 10 WordPress Theme Frameworks in 2016

Kikolani

WordPress theme frameworks provide website owners with a theme’s basic functionality and allow them to modify its look and feel. If you have been using WordPress for maintaining your website, you’d probably know how popular and useful these WordPress frameworks are. Since there are plenty of frameworks available today to choose from, we have pulled together the top 10 to help you choose the best option. Genesis Theme Framework.

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.

How to Get Your Social Media Audience Engaging With You Elsewhere Too

Socialmedia.biz

Post by Adi Englander. Cross-channel engagement has some major advantages. Social media is still the best place to build a loyal following and engage with your audience. The major social channels are where people discover content, build relationships with brands and even source peer recommendations. But for the most part, lead nurture and closing sales happens elsewhere.

What Snap Inc. Means for Marketers

Ignite Social Media

Talk about some big news this past week on the social media stage. Snapchat has changed their name to Snap Inc. and released their first hardware product called “Spectacles”. Big moves for a fairly new social platform! But what do these moves mean for marketers? Let’s find out. What are Spectacles? For starters, let’s look at Snap Inc.’s s first ever hardware product, Spectacles. These glasses are designed with a built in camera that can record video from a first-person perspective.

Finding the Right Influencers to Partner with Your Brand

Meltwater

It’s clear that finding the right influencer is not simply about finding the people with… Read More.

How Do You Use Hashtags on Instagram?

agora pulse

Here’s a question I get a lot: Exactly how do you use hashtags on Instagram? There is a lot of conflicting information out there about how you use them, when to use them, and how many to use. If you can wade through all that noise and use hashtags correctly, you are more likely to get more views, followers , and overall business results. Let’s take for example the world biggest Instagram user. Selena Gomez gets that award, with 99.8 million followers on Instagram.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Simple way to create a Snapchat Geofilter (No design skills needed!)

Lucy Hall

Here’s a really great way to create a Snapchat geofilter with no design skills! Very quick and satisfying read!) Snapchat Geofilters are a great way to snap moments that include your special event whether it be personal or business, such as Birthdays, Weddings, Corporate Events or Special Occasions. I shared a video recently via Social Day […]. The post Simple way to create a Snapchat Geofilter (No design skills needed!) appeared first on Lucy Hall - Social Media.

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Guaranteed Traffic?

Janet Fouts

There is no easy way to shoot to the top of the search engines and stay there generating tons of inbound traffic. But it CAN be done! social business Seo

Why and How Brands Can Use Instagram Stories

Meltwater

Snapchat Stories have been a big success since they came on the scene in 2013… Read More.

5 Creative Instagram Accounts that will Blow Your Mind

Socially Sorted

There are creative Instagram accounts and then there are the kind that are SO creative you literally can’t look away. . In this post, I s hare 5 Instagram accounts that will blow your mind with creativity. … and a few things you can learn from them for your own business. . Image by Shutterstock. There are many types of images and video that draw us in and make a great creative account on Instagram.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Understanding LinkedIn Company Page Analytics

Devumi

Just recently, the popular social networking site LinkedIn introduced two new features. These features will help companies engage their audience, as well as compare their current performance to competitors. To help business owners and professionals take advantage of the new opportunities for advertisement and brand recognition, it is a must that you get to know […]. The post Understanding LinkedIn Company Page Analytics appeared first on Devumi.

16 Social Media Podcasts to Take Your Marketing Skills to the Next Level Today

Buffer Social

What should you do if you want to become the best at what you do? There’s probably a long list, with lots of options. One thing we’re particularly fond of at Buffer when it comes to improving ourselves is listening to podcasts relevant to our niche and industry. In our case, that means social media podcasts !

5 Tips (+1 Bonus) for Addressing a Crisis

Meltwater

Getting ahead of a crisis might mean that you’re the first to publicize it. When… Read More.

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This Is The Single Greatest Business Hack

The Social Media Hat

What if there was a Master Hack? A single Hack that could, no matter who you were or what your business was, actually make a long-term impact

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Marketing Minds Series – Kickoff – Share Your Mind

Cody Ward

One of the best ways to evolve as a marketing professional is to generate, collaborate, and nurture ideas among like-minded peers. With that in mind, I’m launching a new blog series I’m calling “Marketing Minds,” where I’m soliciting thoughts and ideas from cutting-edge marketing leaders and posting them here on PuzzleMarketer.com.

A Playbook for Becoming a Thought Leader on Social Media [SSM006]

Buffer Social

The path to becoming a thought leader on social media is one that is not always clearly defined. Thought leaders and influencers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, specialties, industries and expertise. And in many cases, social media thought leaders don’t consciously seek to become an “influencer,” it happens naturally over time with lots of hard work and dedication. But what if there was a way to position yourself to become a thought leader in your industry?

Social Media Recap: September 2016

Meltwater

Twitter drops and gives you 23 (extra characters) Say more about what's happening! Rolling out… Read More.

Get started with Instagram for business

Lucy Hall

This Instagram for business guide is perfect for beginners, people just dabbling and those who have never used Instagram before! Instagram has grown into one of the worlds largest social media networks, it,s a place where you can discover and post visually pleasing content.

Facebook is Rolling Out Product Tagging for Facebook Pages – Do You Have This?

Stay N' Alive

As I was working on a client’s Facebook Page the other day I came across an interesting new feature that Facebook alerted me of in a little popup. It asked me if I wanted to tag any products in my post. Evidently, Facebook is slowly launching the ability to take products from a business’s product catalog and “tag” those products in page posts, linking back to the product on the website. Up until this point, the feature has only been available to advertisers.

Marketing Minds: Lizzie Schreier – Director Digital / Social Engagement @ Allstate

Cody Ward

One of the best ways to evolve as a marketing professional is to generate, collaborate, and nurture ideas among like-minded peers. This post is part of a blog series called “ Marketing Minds ,” where I solicit thoughts and ideas from cutting-edge marketing leaders and post them on PuzzleMarketer.com. Below is an interview with a true marketing thought leader.