2018

How B2B Brands Can Drive More Leads This Year

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Brandon Brown. In survey after survey, year after year, lead generation is a top priority for B2B brands. No matter how big or small, B2B businesses can’t survive without new leads. Generating high-quality leads is essential to get more sales and more revenue. And every business wants more revenue to grow and expand. No leads means no clients and therefore, no sales. However, the process of lead generation is not that easy.

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Why real social media experts are also great writers

Sherrilynne Starkie

The ability to tell good stories well will be THE disruptive marketing trend for 2018. It moves content marketing beyond the funnel into true, emotional engagement with stakeholder. Writing is the foundational skill for storytelling, no matter if it’s an article, a video or any other story format. Of course, no matter how talented, few people can always write effortlessly. What makes writing great is the process of planning, drafting, revision and redrafting.

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Creative Storytelling: Picture This: It’s Not Just the Words – It’s What You Do with Them

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Mary Wascavage. Every morning I listen to the Elvis Duran Morning Show on my way in to work. I like to be entertained throughout my commute, and Duran’s show doesn’t disappoint. It’s talk-show-meets-freak-show with popular contemporary music added in for good measure. This one day, in particular, Duran told a story about the man who inspired his career choice.

The Fear, Self-Doubt and Infinite Rewards of Paternity Leave

Dave Fleet

This past weekend Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving, and for me it was a special one as this was our first Thanksgiving since welcoming our son to the world. It was also my first weekend after returning to work from three months of paternity leave. When our son was born I made the decision to take some time off this summer. As I quickly learned, it’s not something that a lot of dads in our industry do however from the time we knew we were having a baby, I assumed that I would take this time.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Conversation Gained-How to Determine Influence in B2B Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

I don’t know a marketer out there that would say that influence in social media is not a commodity, if you know how to leverage it. I do however, know a lot of marketers out there, who struggle with determining and identifying influence in social media and because of that, can not leverage it; and that’s NOT a commodity! Discussions on influence in social have been around since social began.

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3 Powerful Benefits of a Facebook Remarketing Campaign

Harp Interactive

If you’re like most of us, while scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed, you’ve seen ads for the very same products or services you had recently been viewing online. Ready to add Facebook remarketing as part of your advertising strategy? The post 3 Powerful Benefits of a Facebook Remarketing Campaign appeared first on Harp Interactive Blog. Social Media Marketing Digital Advertising Facebook facebook ads Facebook Advertising Facebook Remarketing

What’s the best social media marketing tool for scheduling your updates?

Janet Fouts

Guest post via the remarkable Lilach Bullock. With so many different social media marketing tools to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right solution; one that helps you save time and helps you improve your results. If you’re on the lookout for a social media marketing tool, or feeling displeased with your current one, read on for an in-depth look at some of the top social media tools on the market.

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3-Part Formula for Social Media Success!

yMarketingMatters

You know social media changes so fast, any advice you hear today might very well be out of date by next. But I have learned that there is one simple formula for social media success that works no matter what. new platform comes along. Success on social media for your business really just boils down to one simple formula: Yes. Great Content + Consistency + Engagement = Success. Great Content. How do we define great content for social media?

Social Media Content: Post Now, Schedule, or Queue?

agora pulse

Are there only two types of social media managers? You might imagine one type, the managers who post everything in the moment. They are always on, have their phone ready in their back pocket to whip out at any moment. And you might imagine a second type– the super-scheduler who spends only their Fridays, masterfully queuing up content like a parent who cooks for the whole week, and divvies it all out into plastic containers in the freezer.

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.

Marketing Mix Tape: Do These 6 Things to Bring More Traffic to Your Website Now

Firebelly

Mix tapes were and are labors of love – carefully curated, tested and re-recorded – all with the intent of a certain desired listening experience. Whether it was for a friend, a parent or a significant other – these were designed with an intended result. Getting the right strategy for generating website traffic is very similar.

What’s the Right Social Media Scheduling Tool for Your Business?

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Lilach Bullock. With so many different social media scheduling tools to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Every business has its own set of goals when it comes to social media marketing, so it makes sense that they’d use different tools based on those objectives. What is the right social media scheduling tool for your business? What are your goals from social media marketing? Different goals mean different requirements.

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Why Justin Trudeau’s Trevor Noah tweet is brilliant

Sherrilynne Starkie

When the government announces new funding for a children’s charity there is usually a news release, a press conference and a photo opportunity of some description. The media will break the story. The political opposition will provide a critical soundbite. Spin doctors will provide colour and context. This is how it’s done, right? Source: Facebook. Nope, not anymore. Not if you want to engage the Millennial and Gen Z audience, especially in the run up to a national election.

Once Upon a Time …: The Art of Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Elena Bosch. The art of storytelling is rooted in the origins of every society. As far back as history can reach, humans have used storytelling to teach the next generation, to connect with others, to protect their culture and much, much more. According to Dr. Brené Brown, research professor at the University of Houston and best-selling author, storytelling is innate. “We’re We’re wired for story.

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.

In Search of Hiring Excellence: Choosing the Best from the Best

Dave Fleet

Building a successful team is one of the most important things you do as a manager, but it is also one of the most challenging. People are hard – and interviews aren’t always the best ways to get a real sense of the person – but in many cases that is what we have on which to base our decisions. At the beginning of this year we set out to fill a senior role on our Digital team.

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4 Emerging Social Media Platforms To Watch In 2019

Social Media Strategies Summit

In the midst of 4th quarter marketing campaigns and the race to end 2018 with a bang, marketers should also start looking ahead to the new year. It’s a good time to take stock of your social media marketing strategies to assess what’s working and where you have room to improve. There is a lot of chatter about emerging social media sites, and where brands should make investments in 2019. Unfortunately, no one has a crystal ball to see who is going to be the next Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat.

How to Unite B2B PR and Content Marketing for Powerful Results

Meltwater

There’s an interesting proverb that I stumbled on recently: “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” ” When you boil it down, there’s a lot to be said… Read More >>>.

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How Social Signals Impact Your SEO

Harp Interactive

You may know the basics about search engine optimization (SEO). Or perhaps you’re more enlightened on the social media marketing end of things for businesses and brands. But are you aware of the impact a robust social media marketing program has on your website’s search engine ranking? The post How Social Signals Impact Your SEO appeared first on Digital Marketing Blog | Harp Advertising + Interactive | Lombard.

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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.

The path to happiness and well-being. #MindfulSocial With Rick Hanson

Janet Fouts

On the #MindfulSocial podcast this week I talk with Dr. Rick Hanson, Ph.D. about learning to actually change the structure of our brain through positive neuroplasticity and ways we can learn from our experiences to have more well-being, happiness and emotional balance in our lives. I’ve learned an incredible amount from Rick over the last few years.

Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

NOTE: I originally wrote and published this article back in November of 2011 and it has generated a lot of interest over the years. I decided to update it this, year to add additional focus for us “one-person shops” who supplement our income or drive our primary income from blogging. I hope the updates help this growing group of solo-preneurs who recognize the value of creating and monetizing content. It’s that time again!

Everything You Need to Know About the New Instagram Algorithm

Jenn's Trends

There’s really only one way to say this: THERE IS NO NEW INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM Seriously. What happened in January 2018 was an update to the Facebook algorithm. In case you weren’t aware of this obviously true statement: Instagram and Facebook are NOT the same thing. Yes, Facebook owns Instagram. No, they don’t do the same […]. The post Everything You Need to Know About the New Instagram Algorithm appeared first on Jenn's Trends.

The Key to Success in Enterprise Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

Lately, I’ve been thinking way too much about organic B2B social media marketing. For obvious reasons, it’s where I play and have played for the last eight years. In that time, I’ve worked for some of the largest companies in the world and If you were to ask me what keeps me up at night it would vacillate between how can I do more with the tools and resources I have available to me and what am I missing? This is the great struggle for the enterprise in social media. Where does it fit?

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point. Other than some minor jockeying for position, the chart below showing the largest social networks hasn’t changed much in the past few years.

What every consultant should know about social media analytics

Sherrilynne Starkie

The kind of people who are attracted to a career in PR tend to be ‘right-brained’, that is intuitive, creative and subjective. That’s why they are great at relationships, writing and coming up with inventive campaign ideas. These are essential skills and talents, but to be a successful social media consultant you must add some ‘left-brain’ qualities. It takes being logical, objective and analytical too. This is because it’s essential to be able to take data and turn it into actionable insight.

I Need to Develop a Strategy. Now What? The Winnie-the-Pooh Way Forward

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Paula Newbaker. Aren’t word clouds great? They highlight what is important within a mishmash of related ideas. What stands out here? Vision, Statement, Mission, Goals, Organization, Strategic, Planning, Analysis. When planning and strategizing for your entire brand or a specific campaign, all the above come into play. Organization is paramount in moving from planning to developing, and then executing, the strategy. As A.A.

Every thing About Electronic Private Network, or VPN

Dave Fleet

What is definitely a VPN? Free VPNs available, although a lot of operate with restrictions in data and also other features. This is certainly great if you just want a single application to hook up to the proxy like the previously mentioned voting scheme nevertheless not so excellent if you wish to redirect the entire net connection. If it’s attaching to a work network, the IT kurator can offer the best address.

5 Ways Identity Verification Can Protect Your Business and Your Customers

The Realtime Report

5 Ways Identity Verification Can Protect Your Business and Your Customers. You probably know that identity verification solutions that utilize cloud based systems or a combination of these, software and hardware systems can streamline not only the capturing of customer data but the entire ordering process.

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Back to Basics: The 5 P's of Social Media Marketing

Social Media Today

If you're looking to ensure your 2019 is on track, the '5 P's' method can be a great way to ensure you're covering your bases

Social Media Week Chicago: Top Takeaways (Part 1)

Harp Interactive

As part one of a three-part series, here are 3 key takeaways for brands and marketing departments from Social Media Week Chicago. The post Social Media Week Chicago: Top Takeaways (Part 1) appeared first on Harp Interactive Blog. Social Media Marketing

On celebrating the holidays, wishes and realities of #Caregiving

Janet Fouts

I’ve been thinking a lot about how this holiday season affects everyone in different ways, no matter what our faith. For some, it is a season of generosity and giving. Enjoying the act of giving for others and accepting the warm feeling that it brings can fill a person’s heart with joy. For some, it’s a season of receiving. How many children right now are making a holiday list of all they dream of for holiday gifts? How many will feel pangs of disappointment when they don’t get that one thing?