Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

What Does Facebook Know About You Really?

Social Media Today

Data security has become a major focus in the last 12 months, with Facebook at the center. But what do Zuck and Co. really have on you

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The Guide To Social Media Marketing Automation

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Anand Srinivasan. There are several reasons why marketers may want to partially automate their social media campaigns. First, success with social media marketing comes with frequency (plus quality).

The KISS Method For Determining Social Media ROI

SocMed Sean

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Podcast Playlist: A blast from the past

Sherrilynne Starkie

A couple of weeks ago I published a list of the podcasts I’d been listening to and people seemed to really like it. So here’s an update with what I’ve listened to and enjoyed this past week. For Immediate Release #171: Ice Cream For Breakfast.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Strategic Planning for Our One Very Brief and Precious Life

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Patrice Tanaka. We are often more strategic in business than in our personal life. At work we wouldn’t think of beginning any important assignment without first carefully determining and articulating the goals and objectives.

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5 Ways to Generate More Engagement (and Reach) on Facebook

Social Media Today

With Facebook organic reach still in decline, here are some options to consider to help boost your Page performance

Marketing graphics as easy as pie!

Sherrilynne Starkie

Today is National Pie Day, and what better day to demonstrate how Snappa can help make relevant, topical marketing graphics. The image below took three minutes to make and not much longer to configure it share on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. It’s graphic design in a snap!

7 Instagram Selling Tips You Need to Be Using

agora pulse

Instagram is more than just a visual platform used to share those stunning images of mountainside views and great lakes.

It’s Time to Rethink Facebook

Direct Marketing Observations

You’re thinking of leaving Facebook. I’m thinking of leaving Facebook. You want to leave because you feel like your data is not safe, the customer experience is not what it used to be and you’re creeped out by the contextual advertising and oh yea, the political vitriol.

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.

The Latest Social Media Automation Rules to be Aware of in 2019

Social Media Today

As marketing automation grows rapidly, so does its misuse. Here's a look at the most significant changes made by social networks regarding automation, and what marketers need to know moving forward

Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn.

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Fast Food Companies on Instagram

Ignite Social Media

It’s 9:00am on a work day and I’m already thinking about lunch. Since naturally it needs to decided now, time to go onto Instagram to see who could lure me to their fast food restaurant based upon their feed.

How to Post on LinkedIn

agora pulse

LinkedIn has added several new content options in the last year or so and there are so many more ways to post on LinkedIn than there used to be. Each one has advantages in helping you reach a specific audience.

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.

Netflix Adds New Instagram Stories Sharing Function, a New Marketing Consideration

Social Media Today

Streaming giant Netflix has added a new option to share the latest show or movie you're watching to your Instagram Story, which may become a popular consideration for more brands

Taking part in the Facebook 10-year challenge?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Did you take part in the latest Facebook name the 10-year challenge? The idea is for people to post their very first ever Facebook profile pic next to the most recent one.

How to Turn Reviews into Amazing Social Posts

Socialmedia.biz

Finding clever ways to promote your products on social media can be quite tricky. No matter how much you test it, you can never know how well a certain marketing strategy will perform.

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Shape Up Your Social Media For 2019

agora pulse

New year, new you, right? January’s a great time to break those bad habits and set your positive plans in motion. So how about we shape up your social media for 2019? That’s right. In this article, we’re trimming the fat, toning up your channels and muscling up for summer.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

4 Ways to Use Social Analytics to Maximize Your Efforts

Social Media Today

If you're a social media marketer, you need to be utilizing the various data and analytics tools available to you. Here are some tips

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Stories for Business

Later

If you’ve ever thought about using Instagram Stories for business, now is the time! Not only are Instagram Stories fun and creative, but they’re great for growing your engagement, building brand awareness, driving traffic to your website, and even making ecommerce sales!

How Social Media Is Making Politics More Divisive

Socialmedia.biz

Social media, across the globe, has made it significantly easier for people to voice their political opinion, discuss issues that plague the society, cause an uproar around causes that matter, and hold the decision-makers accountable.

PR Collaboration: Don’t Be Afraid to Take the Lead

Meltwater

If you work in public relations, you’re not a lone wolf. Chances are, you collaborate with any number of other departments within a company or client’s organization.The question is, how… Read More >>>. Marketing PR & Comms Career Development Planning & Strategy

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

11 Creative Trends Set to Dominate in 2019 [Infographic]

Social Media Today

The team from Shutterstock share their predictions for creative design trends in this new infographic

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How to Create Engaging Videos for Social Media

Rebekah Radice

Does your video content captivate and engage your social media audience? Is it entertaining, educational, and igniting conversation? With 84% of consumers saying they’ve purchased a product after watching a video, video content marketing is no longer a maybe, but a must-have for your business.

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The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Stories in 2019

Later

Love them or hate them, Facebook Stories are set to be big in 2019. In fact, Facebook Stories is on track to beat Snapchat with 150 million daily active users , according to data from Facebook ! That’s a huge, active audience that your brand should be reaching out to and building a community around.

Did the Internet Kill Off the Phone Business?

The Realtime Report

Did the Internet Kill Off the Phone Business? by Tom Senkus. There’s no question about the disruptive power of the Internet on nearly every single industry. This is particularly relevant to the telecommunications industry.

Twitter Launches 2019 Major Events Calendar to Facilitate Campaign Planning

Social Media Today

Twitter has launched a 2019 major events calendar to provide insight into trending conversations on the platform

6 Powerful Psychological Biases and How They Influencer Human Behavior Online

Buffer Social

A large majority of marketers wouldn’t consider themselves psychologists. Yet understanding the growing field of marketing psychology can help persuade and influence audiences in powerful ways online. Great campaigns happen at the intersection of marketing and psychology.

9 Social Media Statistics Every Marketer Should Know

Likeable

Social media is constantly changing. In the past year, we saw Instagram hit the 1 billion monthly active users mark and Pinterest reach 250 million monthly active users.

5 Ways to Get More Pinterest Traffic with Visual Content

Socially Sorted

Do you want more Pinterest traffic? Looking to get more eyeballs on your content and more traffic to your website and shares of your content? In this post, I break down 5 ways you can optimize your visual content to get better results on Pinterest. and more Pinterest traffic. . // Read More.