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.

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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.

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.

8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018

SocialFish

Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. This is especially true for business organizations that want to open social media accounts today in an already crowded marketplace.

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.

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[SOLVED] Uploading Photos To Instagram AND Responding To Comments From Your Laptop Or Desktop

SocMed Sean

As you probably, Instagram is really a mobile-based application, which means it’s difficult to upload photos to Instagram from your PC or Mac. There is a web version of Instagram, but it is VERY limited as to feature-funtionaly, really just letting you view photos and read comments.

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.

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The Right Social Media Image Sizes to Create the Perfect Profiles and Content in 2018

Devumi

Social media image sizes have a significant effect on the level of engagement you get from your visual content. Here is a useful infographic to guide you in choosing the right sizes for your images and videos.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand? I imagine most of us would agree that we’d like to see our social media channels perform better than they are now. Let’s up our social media game this year! Here are a few ideas: 1.

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.

Top 5 Instagram Marketing Trends CMOs Should Prepare for in 2018

Meltwater

If your brand still doesn’t have a social media marketing strategy in place, you’re falling behind. Social media has become an integral element of every brand’s digital marketing strategy (and… Read More >>>.

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[ANSWERED] How Long Does It Take For My Blog Posts To Rank In Google?

SocMed Sean

As a content marketing advocate for both personal blogs and businesses, I get asked this question a lot. Writing content isn’t easy and people want to know how soon they can expect to start seeing organic search traffic from their masterful blog posts.

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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.

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.

Your Facebook Page Organic Reach is Dropping (But Not Really)

Jon Loomer

Today, Facebook announced an update to Facebook page organic reach reporting that will result in numbers that will be up to 20-percent lower than what is normally reported. Before you freak out, let’s be clear: Nothing is really changing. Organic Reach Reporting Change.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Where Does the PESO Model Belong?

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Gini Dietrich. A few weeks ago, Brandon Andersen wrote here about the PESO model and how to use it in content distribution. As an example, he used the goal of producing 2,000 downloads that equate to marketing soft leads for sales.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on MC Talks. ——-. There are thousands upon thousands of associations out there, but one thing all associations have in common: They all want to grow! Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes.

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?

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.

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Can Every Blog Benefit From Pinterest? The SocMedSean Pinterest Experiment

SocMed Sean

Pinterest…it’s kinda the bane of my existence as a social media blogger. Not because I don’t like the platform, but more because I’m totally jealous of those who get to use it to drive mad-traffic to their blogs.

4 Ways to More Effectively Brand Your Social Media Posts and Presence

Social Media Today

You can maximize brand awareness by branding your social media posts - here are four important notes on social branding

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