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How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities


This post by the super smart Bill Johnston originally appeared on his structure3c blog and is reposted here with permission. ———— Purpose. people’s identification of, and intention to pursue, particular highly valued, overarching life goals.” Steger & Dik, 2010). a.k.a.

11 Lessons for Struggling Entrepreneurs

Jon Loomer

[NOTE: I know I typically fill these pages only with articles and tutorials about Facebook ads. This time, however, I’m taking a slight turn to reflect on entrepreneurship and building a business. If you read carefully, you’ll see how much of this can be applied to Facebook ad strategy.

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B2B Marketing Trends 2016-2020: Social Media Breakfast Wrap

Webbiquity SMM

What trends will drive B2B marketing over the next three to four years? Where should savvy B2B marketers invest their resources to optimize results over the next few years?

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3 Lady Parts and a Frisbee Walked Into a Bar…

Waxing UnLyrical

Did you know that lady kangaroos have three lady parts? Did you know that the creator of the frisbee was actually made INTO a frisbee after he died? Did you know that these are some of the random facts that you’ll learn when you sign up for my Social PR Virtuoso Master Course ?

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Social Media Automation 101

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

[Cool Social Tools] Awesome-ize your Instagrams and Vines with VideoSound


Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! ———-.

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PR and Marketing Trends: What the Changing Media Landscape Means for Brands


The media landscape has changed significantly and will continue to shift. As technology increases the… Read More.

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What I Learned from my Social PR Makeover

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Emma Hawes . My wardrobe last Wednesday included Nike yoga pants, tennis shoes and a coral screen print Delta Gamma Shirt, which, if you knew my time at Mississippi State, had to be two years old. Plus it was topped off with very little makeup and a messy ponytail.

Why Every Small Business Needs a Website

The Realtime Report

Why Every Small Business Needs a Website. As a small business owner, you may have wondered whether or not getting a website is worth it. The truth is, having a website for your small business is no longer something which should be considered an option.

How To Use Facebook Audience Insights For Better Targeting

agora pulse

Are you struggling with Facebook ads targeting? Unsure how to find relevant audiences to improve or scale your campaigns? Discovering what your perfect customers are interested in is one of the most crucial parts of Facebook advertising.

Social Sidekick 6/5-6/11


Bueller? Bueller? Don’t forget to celebrate the anniversary of Ferris’ epic day off on 6/5… Read More. Blog Facebook Social Listening Social Marketing Twitter content social media social media holidays Social media marketing

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.

15 Things Smart, Social Savvy Business Marketers Never do on Facebook

Pam Moore

It’s no surprise that Facebook is still one of the hottest social networks around. Check out these statistics published by Facebook as of March, 2016. billion daily active users on average for March 2016. 989 million mobile daily active users on average for March 2016.

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The Future of Community Management

Ignite Social Media

If there’s one thing we’ve learned being the original social media marketing agency, it’s that nothing in our world stays the same for long. Our industry changes every day. So, when I was asked to share what the future of community management would be like, at first it felt like an impossible task.

Facebook Live v. Periscope: Which is Better for Marketing Your Business?

agora pulse

Want to know how to use live streaming platforms Facebook Live or Periscope to grow your business? In this article, you’ll discover the contrasts of the Facebook Live v. Periscope match up and what these pros and cons might mean for your business. Periscope.

21 Social Media Facts You Should Know Right Now


Millennials are still on Facebook. Images get shared more. Digital ad spending is increasing. People… Read More. Social Marketing

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.

3 Ways Sports Marketers Need To Be Using Instagram Data


Demy De Zeeuw posted on 433 , his highly popular Instagram account for football fans, with his notifications turned on, the video below is what happened. This is what marketers of major sporting brands can expect when their social media strategy is driving a lot of engagement.

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3 New Social Media Features to Consider for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Implementing new features on social media can be an intimidating task to take on. The moment you see that buzzworthy headline about a new feature on social media during your morning coffee, you’re likely asking yourself the following questions. Could this work for my brand? How much will this cost?

How Your Customers Shop On Instagram

agora pulse

Instagram selling is not a fantasy. It’s real and it’s happening as you read these words. Let me tell you a true story about a woman; I’ll call her Sabrina. We’re going to show you how easy it is for her (and your customers) to shop on Instagram. Lately she has been into florals.

4 reasons why your marketing data is important

Post by Megan Totka. W hat happened in your last marketing campaign? Did it go as well as you’d hoped? How much are you aware of the nitty gritty details behind what happened? One of the biggest reasons marketing campaigns fail is a lack of data.

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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.

20 Social Insights You Can Learn From Instagram


Instagram’s current number of active users stands at 400 million today. And if you’re a regular Instagram user then you would have noticed the regular ads on your stream; Instagram is ready for business, and it’s raring to go. The question is, are you?

Day In The Life of a Social Media Marketing Intern

Ignite Social Media

“So you’re the new intern? Great! Can you get me some coffee?”. I bet any amount of money that when you hear “intern” that is the first thing that comes to mind. That, or you think of The Intern (a fantastic movie in my opinion).

How I Maintain 20 Percent Organic Reach on Facebook

Jenn's Trends

How many times have you complained about your Facebook reach? Probably more times than you can count. Even I complain about it. Well, I used to a lot more than I do now. You see, I’ve been experimenting with organic reach on Facebook for the last 5 or 6 months.

11 Deadly Mistakes Everyone Makes That Kill SEO and Conversion


When looking to set up a website, most of us are rather linear in our approach. We pick a platform, put together a color scheme, figure out some fonts that fit into our brand’s style, slap a logo on the website and call it good.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

International Marketing Campaigns: Breaking Through Language Barriers

The Realtime Report

International Marketing Campaigns: Breaking Through Language Barriers. For international marketing campaigns, communicating in the native languages of those customers you are trying to reach is by far the best approach. English is a language spoken in many markets.

How Brands Can Create Social Engagement Via Music Festivals

Ignite Social Media

$704 million Generated by Coachella and Stagecoach. 99,000 people per day. 9,000 Airbnb rentals. 1 million tweets per day using #Coachella branded hashtag. 40+ million globally experienced #Coachella via Snapchat. 239 million total reach. You heard us right.

How to Research and Find Ideas for Phenomenal Content


If you’re a content marketer, you play psychologist, writer, and creator. You know what people… Read More. Content Marketing

SMS Marketing: a Grossly Underrated Marketing Tactic


Text message or SMS marketing delivers insanely higher ROIs and ridiculously higher sales than any other digital or conventional media. No convinced? Take a moment to let these figures sink in: Papa John’s SMS marketing campaign boosted sales by 33% and generated an ROI above 500%.

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Snapchat – Proof That Simplicity & Authenticity Wins


Snapchat has 100 million daily users , 9,000 snaps are shared per second , 10 billion videos are viewed per day and at 500 million Snapchat stories per day, it would take more than 158 years to watch an entire day of Snapchat stories. It’s no wonder that advertisers want a bite of it. CEO Evan Spiegel describes Snapchat’s messaging as “conversational”, rather than “transactional”, which gives the impression you’re just talking to a friend.

3 Big Changes to Twitter’s Character Count

Ignite Social Media

Earlier this month, word came out that links and photos would no longer count towards Twitter’s 140-character limit. While this was exciting to some and rejected by some who don’t like change , it had yet to be confirmed by Twitter directly.

3 Steps to Bridge the Gap Between Online and Offline Channels


Imagine you’re browsing online for a pair of hiking shoes for your upcoming trip to… Read More.

How Do Emerging Economies Compare In Terms of Internet Access?

The Realtime Report

How Do Emerging Economies Compare In Terms of Internet Access?

How 3M Uses Daily Science to Maximize Social Results

Convince & Convert

Data Driven Social Success. 3M is one of those pervasive companies that somehow manages to manufacture the majority of products you have in your office.

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Instagram Rolling out Business Analytics | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Months after rolling out ad products on Instagram and a couple weeks after confirming that business profiles were on the way, it seems like the platform is finally ready to offer some analytics.