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What Social Media Means For Your Business in 2014/2015

yMarketingMatters

SOCIAL MEDIA is no longer a novelty , but a strong marketing tool for small and medium business owners. Businesses have definitely realized and experienced the power and importance of social media.

You’re Not Too Busy for Social Media Marketing

SocialFish

Your website represents your products and services. Your Facebook page helps you connect with your customers. Your company’s LinkedIn profile connects you with vendors, industry contacts, and candidates.

Snapchat as a platform for branded content?

Mindjumpers

With the growing number of social platforms, businesses have numerous ways to communicate with their customers.? Today we are taking a look at the mobile app ‘Snapchat’, that allows for its users to send images that automatically delete themselves a few seconds after being viewed.

Visualizing Dirty Jobs

Visually SM

Not every person enjoys working in that coveted corner office.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Social Media and Procrastination

Saying It Social

A look into why social media sites are the go-to destination for millennials procrastinating, and how businesses can take advantage of these habits. The post Social Media and Procrastination appeared first on.

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Is Your Business Using the Correct Facebook Profile?

The Social Media Incubator

In our work with many different industries, including education marketing with schools and school districts, we’ve come across many different types of Facebook set ups. There are three types Facebook offers: Profiles, Groups, and Pages.

Facebook Messenger Is #1 Messaging App In The U.S.

Firebelly

Despite their outcries about privacy and security concerns, Americans can’t seem to get enough of Facebook Messenger. A recent report by Parks Associates shows that 53% of Americans using messaging apps are on Messenger—putting it in the #1 spot ahead of Skype, Snapchat and iMessage.

8 New B2B Video Content Marketing Trends

Convince & Convert

The “play” button is the most compelling action on the web. This is the sentiment that started the Vidyard Ignite conference – the first-of-its-kind event specifically designed to address the issues that B2B marketers face when it comes to creating video.

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5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

Guest post by Meg Rulli, Co-founder, ModMark Group. ———— “I don’t have time for social media.”. “I I don’t have the money to hire anyone to do our social media marketing.”. Social media? I wouldn’t even know where to start!”. Do any of these above statements sound familiar?

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.

Why Did a Russian Weed Company Just Buy Ebola.com for $200,000?

Navolutions

If you haven’t heard the news, businessman Jon Schultz just sold Ebola.com for a whopping $200,000, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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#BOLOCON: Next Generation Social Media For Agencies

Firebelly

Here are the slides from Duncan’s Next Generation Social Media For Agencies presentation at the 2014 BOLO Conference. It focuses on emerging trends that will effect most agencies in the near future.

How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy

Convince & Convert

Content marketing strategy isn’t a nice to have, it’s a requirement. Recent research from the Content Marketing Institute found that more than 80% of B2B marketers say they have a content marketing strategy, but only a third have documented that very same content marketing strategy.

5 Reasons Your Social Media ROI Sucks

SocialFish

This post by Brian Carter is so awesome, I’m reposting it here in its entirety with permission. It originally appeared here at the Brian Carter Group blog. ————-. There are several failure points you need to watch out for: 1. You Have Lame Goals. Choose Better Ones.

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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.

Win 1 of 20 Gift Cards for a FREE ONE Year of the iDcard

Idaconcpts

a Rafflecopter giveaway. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: A total of 20 gift cards for a free year of the iDcard are available. Only one gift card per person. You must provide me your mailing address via private message on Twitter ( @idaconcpts ) or Facebook ( [link] so I can mail the gift card to you.

Firebelly Begins Working With DirectEmployers

Firebelly

We’re excited to announce that we have started working with DirectEmployers. DirectEmployers Association is a nonprofit HR consortium of leading global employers formed to improve labor market efficiency through the sharing of best practices, research and the development of technology.

How to Turn Your Old, Forgotten Content Into Your New Secret Weapon

Convince & Convert

image via Big Stock Photo. Wouldn’t it be nice if content marketing were as simple as just creating stellar content? Sure, you can say that crafting the most compelling content possible is your number one priority. After all, it should be.)

The future of customer service

SocialFish

Thanks, Jason Falls for this one. The Future of Customer Service from Jason Falls. ———— ( photo credit ). More like this.

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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.

Google Penguin 3.0: No One Can Recommend How to Recover Yet

Bill Hartzer

Over the weekend, it was confirmed that Google has updated their Google Penguin algorithm. Or, at least while I write this, Google apparently is still in the process of updating it.

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Facebook’s Atlas Ad Platform: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Facebook has revamped and relaunched its Atlas ad platform. Learn all about it in these five must-reads. Meet the new Atlas By Erik Johnson Today, we are announcing the launch of Atlas. We’ve rebuilt Atlas from the ground up to tackle today’s marketing challenges, like reaching people across devices and bridging the gap between online. Blog Facebook Social Media

Why Your Mobile Strategy Doesn’t Start With the Phone

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. It’s a bit of an exaggeration to say that a mobile strategy isn’t about the phone, but at the very least, it shouldn’t start with the phone.

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Why Marketplace Model Is #Fail For Ecommerce?

Atom Thought

Internet was conceived with a promise and hope that it will cut the intermediaries.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Inbox by Gmail Doesn’t Work with Google Apps

Bill Hartzer

The new Inbox by Gmail , launched just recently , does not work with email accounts set up through Google Apps. My company, for example, uses our Gmail accounts for our email. And, I use Gmail even on my phone for email. So, I was kind of excited to try the new Inbox by Gmail.

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How to Establish a Pinterest Marketing Strategy in 9 Easy Steps (With Pictures)

Devumi

Your business just opened a Pinterest business account and you’re wondering how to establish a Pinterest marketing strategy…that’s why you clicked on my very descriptive headline! Pinterest is a very different social media platform when compared to Twitter, with minor similarities to Facebook.

What You Can Learn From Taylor Swift’s New Album Instagram Teaser Campaign

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Pretend for a moment that you’re Taylor Swift, a megastar with a highly anticipated new album. You have more than your fair share of opportunities to generate buzz and publicity for your new album. Life is good, right? For most celebrities, yes. But, not Taylor Swift.

Tech and sanity – You can have both!

Janet Fouts

There’s a lot of talk right now about the need to disconnect from technology and how social media overload is making everyone crazy. I totally get that.

Google’s New Inbox By Gmail Can’t Handle Its Inbox

Bill Hartzer

Wow, this is something that I found rather funny… Google just announced Inbox by Gmail, a new type of service that handles all of your appointments, calendar, and emails (and some other stuff) in one place. OK, so that’s really cool. If it works.

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Twitter Follower Hack: The Monthly, Weekly, and Daily Tactics to Use

Devumi

A good Twitter follower hack tutorial must be well organized if you’re ever going to sort through the massive world that is Twitter. This tutorial is going to break your Twitter follower hack tips down into three parts: Those you do once a month. Follower hacks you do once a week. Daily activities.

3 Tips to Reach Generation Z on YouTube

Convince & Convert

Few marketers would use the term “child’s play” to describe traditional marketing techniques. Elegant print ads, emotional commercial placements, and paid celebrity endorsements are reliable tactics that sway the savvy, older consumer. But with Generation Z — consumers born after 1990 — making up 25.9

What is Market Research?

Idaconcpts

There is no greater input for any marketing strategy than listening to customers in their own words express the impact of a product or service.