2015

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

Startups are notorious for maximizing everything they have to grow their businesses. That means the founders are also the marketers, the SaaS developers are also building the startup’s website and blog, and an office manager basically becomes the vice president of miscellaneous things.

5 Reasons Snackable Content is (Still) Awesome

Visually SM

If you’ve ever heard the expression “big things come in small packages,” you already know a little something about snackable content.

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6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

You have invested in that content. Your awesome team was involved. You all have edited, polished, and (finally!) published it. Time to sit back, relax, and wait for the views. Right? Um, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your work isn’t done.

The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Vasudha Veeranna. A staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience

Webbiquity SMM

You’ve put extensive effort into your business blog design, content strategy, research, and execution. Now—how you attract and retain a large audience? The short answer is to write great content and then promote it effectively. Simple—but not easy. Image credit: GreenPal.

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How to Use Twitter as a Professional Networking Tool

Idaconcpts

Twitter is more than just a method to share your thoughts regarding any particular subject. It can be a powerful tool used to develop a vast professional network.

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7 Simple Secrets to B2B Lead Generation Titles that Convert like Crazy

Aggregage

Many content marketers seem to miss out on a key aspect of success – the title of your white paper, eBook, guide, webinar, etc. Creating great content and not spending time coming up with a title that will convert to clicks and leads is all too common.

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4 Stages of a Thought Leadership Maturity Model

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here is a great piece on the maturity of a company’s Thought Leadership program by ITSMA. Last year I was asked by ITSMA to collaborate on this piece with them. They also tapped into companies like Deloitte, E&Y, IBM, Coginzant, SAP and more.

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 New Rules of Social Marketing and PR

Convince & Convert

It’s All About Now, Now, Now. Who would have thought getting fired from a major real-time information company would lead to a hugely successful career in marketing?

200+ Brilliant Content Marketing World Speakers (and Where to Find them on Twitter)

Visually SM

In the universe of content marketing, few events rival Content Marketing World currently happening Sept. 8-11 in Cleveland. The event is expected to host more than 3,500 attendees and to feature more than 120 hours of presentations, networking and entertainment.

How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

SocialFish

Guest post by the awesome Ann Smarty. —————-. Your business blog is a failure. You get your team publish something there once in a while but you still have hard time justifying the cost of maintaining it. But you keep updating it because all your competitors have blogs.

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Announcing: Simple Yet Smart PR Measurement (ebook)

Waxing UnLyrical

What do you do if you’re constantly inundated with questions on PR measurement, even if everyone seems to have written a book on them? Why, you write a book, of course! Writing the book on PR measurement. I did it. I wrote a book.

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

12 Secret Facebook Features Every Marketer Should Use

Pamorama

Mastering hidden Facebook features will help you get ahead of your competition. Managing an active and successful Facebook page with a thriving community can be a daunting experience. As your fanbase grows, so does their insatiable appetite for content.

PR Pros: You’re still doing it wrong, even if you have a six figure income

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I don’t know about you, but if someone tells me my process is tedious and expensive, I may be receptive to hear what they are saying in the hopes that they can help me improve my life, either personally or professionally. Seven years ago, I didn’t believe inbox zero was ever possible.

Social Media Management Must-Have: Sprout Social

Firebelly

I’m often asked about my favorite social media management tools. Starting with this post, I’ll be sharing them in a must-have series on our blog. Must-Have: Sprout Social. I’ve used many social media management systems over the years.

10 Top Marketing Thought Leaders in Social Media

Webbiquity SMM

If you were asked to name the top thought leaders in marketing today–the 10 marketers you’d definitely advise others to follow on social media–how would you proceed?

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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.

6 Tips to Improve Your Business Writing

Idaconcpts

Thanks to email, people in business has to write intelligently every now and then. Unfortunately, that doesn’t automatically mean that everyone knows the ins and outs of proper business writing. Follow these six tips to instantly get better at crafting emails and other types of business copy.

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Why B2B Marketers are Flocking to Native Advertising in 2015

Aggregage

The stats from the Content Marketing Institute’s B2B Content Marketing: 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends on B2B marketers plans for content marketing spending in 2015 vs. 2014 were not that surprising. Content marketing spending by B2B marketers is increasing in 2015. Why is that?

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12 Secrets of the Human Brain to Use in Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Knowing how the human mind processes information and images—and putting that knowledge to use—can help you become a more engaging and effective marketer. Here’s a look at some fascinating facts about the human mind, from a marketing perspective.

Lessons learned from a PR life

Sherrilynne Starkie

Sometimes the work week flies by so quickly that at the end of the week, I’m not sure what I actually accomplished. Sure, I know how many hours I billed and how many new contracts came in. These are the success metrics of PR agency life.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

Visually SM

Instagram was once the digital playground of hipsters and teens looking for a place to share pictures of frappes and puppies. In the past couple of years, its user base has exploded and now includes well-known brands and companies who use the platform as a way to reach and engage with customers.

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Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

Post by Jack McGrath, President of Digitec Interactive. These guys are awesome, check out their new LMS platform here. ———– “Oh to be young and underemployed,” said no one ever. Yet this is the case for many entering the workforce today.

Data and Storytelling: PR’s Peanut Butter and Jelly

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Leta Soza. There’s something irresistible about a perfect pairing. Like when peanut butter combines with jelly to make a satisfying yet simple snack. Each individual aspect of a PB&J has its merits, but it’s when they co-mingle that the tastiness factor goes through the roof.

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9 Awesome Tools for Content Authors and Bloggers

Pamorama

Content marketing isn’t easy. It requires discipline, focus, and a lot of hard work. If you do any kind of writing — blog posts, articles, ebooks, etc.

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Social Media Purism Stupidity is what Gets You Fired

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ten years ago, social media marketing did not exist. There were online communities. People participated on those communities. It became possible, all of the sudden, for marketers to participate within those communities because they saw an opportunity.

3 Simple Ways To Show Thanks To Social Media Followers

Firebelly

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are three simple ways you can show your followers you appreciate them. #1 1 Respond. Answer their questions and address their complaints. Thank them for their compliments. Nobody likes to feel ignored. No response is a response—it says you don’t care. #2

20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketers today certainly live in “interesting times” (in the sense of the not-actually-Chinese curse ).

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Three Ways To Enhance Your Marketing Campaign

Idaconcpts

As many business leaders know, experiencing profound conversion rates and attaining ongoing expansion and elevation necessitate the implementation of a sound marketing campaign.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.