2017

Who will blink first in Canadian community newspaper staredown?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Canadian newspaper industry has, so far, been unsuccessful in securing a Federal government bailout as both readers and advertisers flock to social media for news and entertainment. But the backroom deal between competing newspaper publishing companies Postmedia and TorStar must surely up the ante. Photo by Mike Ackerman on Unsplash.

Cyberbullying: My Week on LinkedIn

Waxing UnLyrical

About a week ago, I posited what I thought was a fairly innocuous question on LinkedIn: It got a few interesting responses, which was great; I was, after all, asking a question. That was about a week ago. Suddenly, over this past weekend, the number of views had crossed 10,000. Oh my, I thought to myself. I guess this is hitting a chord with a lot of people. Little did I know just how much.

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[SOLVED] How Do I Clear The Facebook Messenger Notification When I Don’t Have A New Message?

SocMed Sean

This is one of those strange little glitches that keeps popping up in the Facebook mobile app. Basically, when you open the Facebook app, it shows you the icon that you have a new message in the Messenger app. When you click on the Messenger icon, it sends you over to the Messenger app, but… there’s no unread message. Hmmm…that’s strange. This icon can be really frustrating when it JUST WON’T GO AWAY! Wait 15 minutes and guess what?

Ultimate Guide to B2B Social Media Marketing in 2017

Meltwater

Social media has entirely reshaped the way the world communicates. Instead of relying on celebrities,… Read More.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

LinkedIn: Difference Between “Share an article, photo, or update” vs. “Write an article”

yMarketingMatters

Understanding the difference between these content updates – and doing both – can get you more exposure, followers and connections for you and your business.

Social Media Case Study: How Red Bull Built a Strong Fan Base Online

Devumi

Red Bull is one of the most popular brands on social media. How they pulled it off is an inspiring social media case study. Discover Red Bull’s secrets to being the energetic brand with the incredible video and social media marketing. Social media case study: Red Bull Unlike other brands, Red Bull rarely advertises its […]. The post Social Media Case Study: How Red Bull Built a Strong Fan Base Online appeared first on Devumi.

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Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses

The Realtime Report

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. With $5.4 Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations. Yet, 61% of marketers claim measuring ROI is a top challenge. In addition, 36% claim tying social to business goals is a challenge, and only 9.4 % are able to quantify the revenue driven by social.

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Not your grandparents’ social: The ongoing evolution of social media

Dave Fleet

Social media has driven momentous change in the business world over a little more than a decade. It has changed the way companies communicate, the way they operate, and the way they connect with people. However, as we look towards 2018, social media itself has changed drastically since its inception and it is a far cry from the relationship-focused utopia that many people imagined at the outset. This raises a question: is that change a good thing? Uphill, both ways, in the snow…”.

The Role of Kindness in Social Media

Janet Fouts

We may not always agree, but if we respond with negativity we're driving the conversation down a rabbit hole it may not recover from. mindful social kindness mindfulsocial Social Media

Decoding the Facebook Algorithm: A Fully Up-to-Date List of the Algorithm Factors and Changes

Buffer Social

If you do Facebook marketing , one thing that you might want to understand is the Facebook algorithm. The Facebook algorithm helps make sense of the huge number of posts that people and businesses share every day and chooses the posts to show in our News Feed based on a huge number of factors. We want to help you understand how your Facebook posts get viewed on Facebook.

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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.

Is Facebook advertising worth it?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Is Facebook advertising worth it? The numbers speak for themselves: about 3 million businesses are spending more than $30 billion on Facebook ads each year. It’s because they are more potent than most of the options. Facebook ads are radically different from mainstream media and other digital platform ads. They allow advertisers to target only those people who are most likely to be interested and to find value in the offer.

17 Lessons I’ve Learned in the 17 Years Since I Came to America

Waxing UnLyrical

Swiping through Facebook this morning, I realized that today marked a unique anniversary for me: 17 years ago today, I landed in the United States for the very first time, knowing that I was stepping into a whole new life. That’s me in 2000, with the Pacific Ocean – over which I’d flown – behind me.). I reflected on this a couple of years ago, sharing 15 things I’d learned in the (then) 15 years since arriving here.

How Do I Post A Tweet To Facebook?

SocMed Sean

First off, let me say how much I love my blog subscribers. I get a lot of really good feedback from my readers who ask questions that often go quite a bit beyond the articles the I write. As an example, I wrote an article a while back testing different methods of posting photos from a desktop photo to Instagram. Some worked…some didn’t. But the feedback, recommendations, and additional tools that have been tested led to a follow-up article.

Is Your e-Course Just an Online Bookstore?

Kikolani

This post examines the low completion rates for students taking an e-course. It also offers ideas and suggestions to shift your mindset for creating interactivity and for setting up “student outcomes” as a key objective to e-course success.

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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.

Tips for Your Business from Social Media Day Conference

yMarketingMatters

What a week… I am still on a high and catching my breath from Social Media Day Conference at the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce. I am honored to have been such an intrinsic part of organizing this Conference together with other members of the (small kickass) MRCC social media committee.

5 Tips for Successful Instagram Marketing

Harp Interactive

Use Instagram to tell your product or brand story visually & reach people that other forms of marketing might not, often for free or very cost-effectively. The post 5 Tips for Successful Instagram Marketing appeared first on Harp Interactive Blog. Social Media Marketing

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The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity SMM

Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? Yes, but wait—this one is different. Promise. Most “top trends” posts either tell what the blogger thinks (good), or curate the opinions of multiple experts (better). This piece compiles and analyzes the predictions of more than 100 B2B marketing professionals as published in 10 highly-ranked posts over the past month (best!). Image credit: Wikipedia.

Tips To Build Social Presence and Influence

The Realtime Report

Tips To Build Social Presence and Influence. This is the world of social media. Presence decides purpose and influence decides power. It pays to be in the power circle and here’s how you can do it. Choose your social media. While most of us can only think of Facebook when it comes to social media, there are other pages as well. Depending on your preference, you can choose the right fit for you.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Why B2B Companies Need to Get Started with Facebook Live

Convince & Convert

Live video is nothing new. In fact, live broadcasting has been around since the 1950s. However, while people are increasingly familiar with live video—particularly thanks to Facebook Live—there is still hesitation from companies in adopting this strategy to grow their business. When I speak with B2B companies about Facebook Live, they claim it’s only something for B2C companies and celebrities. I disagree.

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Social Media Listening – It’s About Emotions

Janet Fouts

Let’s face it, most of us make purchase decisions emotionally, rather than logically. But much of the research we do when marketing products and services is focused on big data, filtered and sifted, often to get the results we are looking for rather than to divine what the customer wants. For decades, brands have focused on selling the product on hand rather than identifying and filling the needs of the consumer first. We see an opportunity and attempt to fill it, often in our own little vacuum.

When Is It Appropriate To Hide, Block Or Delete On Social Media?

Firebelly

As a social media manager, you are bound to come across unsavory comments on your social channels. They come in various forms; complaints, cursing, inappropriate photos or comments and so on. So how do you handle them? When is it appropriate to hide, block or delete on social media? The best policy is to respond to every comment that comes through. Sometimes all it takes to diffuse a situation on social media is to show you value this person’s opinion.

How Twitter & Facebook are making social media ads more transparent

Sherrilynne Starkie

Fake news is nothing new (think of the National Enquirer founded in 1926), but with last year’s Brexit and US election votes, it’s certainly become more sinister. A certain leader of the free world bandies the term about to denigrate negative media coverage but that’s not an accurate definition. Fake news today, is not “Hillary Clinton Adopts Alien Baby’ type stories. Its pure propaganda published online with the deliberate purpose of spreading misinformation. Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Waxing UnLyrical

I sometimes feel like the entire WORLD is a disaster zone. There is so much pain and suffering and heartache pretty much everywhere I turn. TBH, it’s overwhelming. Though the clouds can seem pretty dark some days, what almost always pulls me up is when I see good people getting together to help each other out.

How Do I Share A Facebook Post To Twitter?

SocMed Sean

Well, I kinda figured this was going to happen. Last week, I responded to an email asking me how I post my tweets or tweets I liked to my Facebook page. It took off over the weekend, garnering a ton of tweets and retweets. So obviously it’s a social media tip that people have been thinking about. To continue in this series of social media cross-promotion, I thought I’d go ahead and add a follow-up post that answers the question of “how do a share a Facebook post on Twitter?”

How to Get More Instagram Comments Without Being Sleazy (or Desperate)

agora pulse

Everyone wants to get more Instagram comments. More engagement on your Instagram profile is almost always a good thing. More comments means that people are interacting with your content, giving you a chance to start a conversation with them while simultaneously building valuable social proof. Some people, though, go about trying to get those comments the wrong way. Just as people buy fake followers, some people use cheats and cheap tactics to try to get more comments. Tag a friend!”

Is Your Business Ready For Mobile Marketing?

yMarketingMatters

Mobile marketing is a multi-channel, digital marketing strategy aimed at reaching a target audience on their smartphones, tablets, and/or other mobile devices, via websites, email, SMS, social media, and apps.

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Public Relations Trends: How to Explode Your PR with Visuals

Meltwater

Visual content is one of the public relations trends that has exploded recently. Put simply,… Read More.

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How to Make Your Content Stand Out in 2017: Three Expert Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Ever get the feeling that many of the digital marketing tactics effective in the past—even a year ago—no longer work as well as they used to? You’re not alone. Keyword research, solid on-page SEO, and sharing content across the most popular social networks is still essential. But those and other established digital marketing practices are no longer enough to make your blog posts or other content stand out. With an estimated 2.7

3 Ways To Improve Productivity

The Realtime Report

3 Ways To Improve Productivity . We all want to boost our efficiency and enjoy a better work life balance, but it’s the time when we’re busiest that productivity proves the most elusive. We know that inefficiency in the workplace affects our customers, our employees and ultimately, our bottom line. But in these changing times, when businesses seem to be working at double speed, how can we possibly keep up?

2018 Content Marketing Trends, Predictions + Editorial Calendar Template

Pam Moore

Content marketing in 2018 is going to hit a new dimension of importance, organization and integration. Smart and savvy marketers know the days of throwing social spaghetti at the wall and hoping it sticks are over and done. It's not good enough to just create cool visuals, be on Facebook Live video daily and tweet a few links. The social web is getting noisier by the minute.

Five Content Themes to Embrace this Valentine’s Day

Ignite Social Media

Holidays can be a brand’s best friend on social media, if used correctly. While some holidays beg for a post, others should be skipped. Lucky for you, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and this is a golden opportunity to connect with your followers. Before you go tweeting your heart out, take a look at these past examples of brands who know how to show their followers some love without going overboard. Keep it Light. Take a page out of Michael Kors’ book.

6 Reasons to Unite Your Customer Service and Marketing on Social Media

Convince & Convert

If you haven’t ventured over to REI’s social accounts lately, you should. Something amazing is happening. For years, we’ve been told that silos between customer service and marketing are just facts of life–something to expect. Yet, REI’s customer service replies look like, feel like, and even using the same language as their other posts. It’s common knowledge at the enterprise level that silos wreak havoc. But how to fix the problem?

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