Sat.Sep 03, 2016 - Fri.Sep 09, 2016

Do You Have the Right Volunteer Culture?


All associations and membership organizations have two distinct workforces: staff and volunteers. And if we’re honest, we’ll admit that we have a love/hate relationship with the volunteer side. We love them because they end up producing a significant volume of work—without pay.

How NewFire Media Gets More Clients with Agorapulse

agora pulse

NewFire Media is a strategic digital media agency in the southeastern corner of the United States. The agency delivers dedicated expertise in online advertising, social, mobile, video and intelligence.

Facebook Canvas Custom Audiences: How to Create

Jon Loomer

Facebook quietly rolled out a big update for brands utilizing Canvas: The ability to create audiences of people who have engaged with that content. Let’s take a closer look at Facebook Canvas and the importance of Facebook Canvas Custom Audiences. What is Facebook Canvas?

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10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

With over 500 million monthly active users , Instagram has become a prime target for brands trying to reach new audience segments. After all, an image is worth a thousand words (and works in several languages). Yet how do you make the most of this social network?

Social Media Automation 101

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

[Help spread the word!] SocialFish Job Board is Live!


UPDATE . We have a special 20% discount for employers for a very limited time: Please use SOCIALFISHVIP at checkout. So excited to announce that our job board is now live!!!!

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10 Tips to Be a Social Media and Digital Marketing Rebel

Pam Moore

Why is it so many smart social media and digital marketers claim they want to lead or are already leading their industry and niche? They write blog posts, record and publish videos, live streams, webinars and podcasts teaching and preaching others how to build a unique brand.

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How to Measure Influence: 12 Communications Pros Design Their Ideal Algorithm


For each significant purchase decision they make, Google research found the average shopper used 10.4… … Read More.

The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm


No Feeds Found. Guest post from Shelly Alcorn, Principal, Alcorn Associates – Download her excellent paper with Elizabeth Engel here.

5 Reasons Listening to Influencers Will Better Inform Your Content Strategy

Ignite Social Media

Of what use can influencers be to our brands? This is an important question, but one that rarely yields a response beyond the obvious, they have influence.

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.

Pinterest for Business by the Numbers – Should Your Business Have an Interest in Pinterest?

Pam Moore

Do you have an interest in Pinterest? How about Pinterest for your business? Would you like to tap into a social network that can help you generate leads, sell more product or services and deliver you more blog or website traffic than Twitter? If yes, you can’t ignore Pinterest.

5 Important Facebook Metrics and How to Improve Them

Convince & Convert

Determining the success of your Facebook activity isn't hard—you just need to know where to look, and what your metrics are telling you. Social Media Strategy facebook marketing facebook metrics facebook strategy social media metrics social media strategy

5 best growth marketing strategies for B2B

Image by TopRank Marketing / Creative Commons BY. Post by Michael Gorman. Target audience: Businesses, brands, B2B marketers, agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs.

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Blogger Outreach ~ Make it tough for Influencers to ignore you!


You know as well as I do that blogging has grown into a real business and its success largely depends on the quality of your readers and the people you interact with. So if you connect with top bloggers and influencer, that’s sure to expand your reach big time.

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 Twitter Influencers to Notice You (In a Good Way!)

agora pulse

If you are convinced that getting the attention of Twitter influencers is going to take your business to the next level , and you have taken the time to find who the influencers are , you may be wondering what to do next. They get pitches and requests every single day, much of it spammy.

How to Be Memorable and Drive Results During a Twitter Chat

Convince & Convert

Twitter chats are a golden opportunity to discover new ideas and collaborators. Become an all-star Twitter chat participant with these tips. Social Media Strategy social media engagement social media strategy twitter chat twitter engagement twitter strategy

How to be a Guest Blogger on 10 Popular Websites


Becoming a guest contributor on a popular website is a great way to build your… Read More.

Cryptocurrency: How to establish trust?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I’ve had a great time chatting with cryptocurrency expert Alex Tapscott about the future of digital money, and how it may (probably) change our lives.

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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.

Facebook Revamps Their Offers Section and Instagram Stories Gains Traction | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Facebook recently launched a new offers section, YouTube is rolling out some new non-video features and Instagram Stories is Snapchat’s new rival, all in this week’s Social You Should Know. Now It’s Easier for Brands to Distribute Coupons on Facebook.

How ‘Google AMP’ & ‘Facebook Instant Articles’ Integration With WordPress Will Transform The Internet?


A decade back, it just used to be about keywords, keywords, and keywords. Simply stuff the keywords all around the page and you’re good to go online. But then suddenly, various important parameters start making buzzes. And one fine day, everyone started talking about the speed.

Editorial or Advertising?: Native Ads and Disclosure


Google’s ads have changed at least 10 times in the past decade, so it comes… Read More.

Why Twitter #Hashtags Are Worthless [Infographic]

Cody Ward

Twitter is a fantastic tool for disseminating information to an audience in real-time. It’s absolutely no surprise that companies, celebrities, and authority figures more and more respond to the public using this medium.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

The Importance of Off Channel Social Listening

Ignite Social Media

It’s quite easy for brands to know what their customers want by seeing what they are saying on their social channels. People voice their love and disappointment for products or companies openly and for the most part they desire for the brands to notice them.

Finding Social Media's Place In The Marketing Universe

The Social Media Hat

How does social media integrate into our overall marketing plan and strategy? To answer that, we will first explore all of the different ways in which businesses can effectively use social media to promote and grow their business.

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Football, pumpkin spice, and everything nice: that's what October content calendars are made of. Usher… Read More.

#BeatTheBuzz: 9 Ways To Extract Value From Social Media


Social media keeps changing and has become the perfect place to engage with customers. From a place where people catch up and share their feelings, it is now, the holy grail of marketing for brands and businesses. But… how can we approach it properly?

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Cats Versus Dogs… Of Instagram

Ignite Social Media

Full disclosure, this blog post was fueled entirely by a pro-dog agenda. My wife and I have a bit of a menagerie: 1 dog, 2 permanent cats (1 foster cat), and 3 chickens. As a result, the cute faces of our animals end up on my Instagram channel. Sorry cat people, but I’m 90% a dog person (100% animal lover). With this bias, I post photos of our dog ( #adventuresofmork ) more frequently and receive a decent number of engagements relative to my following. Redecorating gardens is hard work.

How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online

Buffer Social

How great is the Internet! One of the most impactful, viral, influential services you can perform online is to read stuff and tell people what you like. It’s true!

It’s Time to Jump Off the Influencer Marketing Bandwagon

Jenn's Trends

I’m gonna go out on a limb, and likely ruffle some feathers with this post. But I’m ok with that. You see, one of the things “we” marketers tend to do is find something valuable, give it a name, and exploit the crap out of it. Welcome to “influencer marketing” This has been the buzzword… The post It’s Time to Jump Off the Influencer Marketing Bandwagon appeared first on Jenn's Trends.

Why the ‘All About Them’ Brand Strategy Works Every Time

Convince & Convert

A good brand makes people feel good. A great brand makes people feel good about themselves by employing an "All About Them" strategy. Social Media Strategy audience engagement brand identity brand strategy customer conversion politics