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.

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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.

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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Social Media Automation 101

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

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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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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[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 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.

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.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

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.

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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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.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

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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2019 Social Media Marketing Predictions by #SMTLive

Social Media Today

What's coming next for social media marketing? We asked out audience in a recent #SMTLive chat

Who runs the social intelligence world?

Audiense

For some time we’ve been discussing Social Intelligence on this blog: social data, insights extracted from social networks, social listening. are recurring subjects in our content.

[Answered] Moving Facebook Photos In A Group Into Different Albums

SocMed Sean

One of the most common questions that I get via direct message, comments, or tweets is related to a post a published a while back about moving and organizing Facebook photos into different albums.

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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.

8 Social Media Automation Features You Need to Start Using Right Now

agora pulse

Social media automation can be evil. I wrote about it here: Why Social Media Automation Will Eventually Kill Social Media (Unless We Do Something About It ). But it can also be a life saver. In the above blog post, I mostly got angry at the “set it and forget it” mentality some people promote.

The Dos and Don’ts of Going Live on Social

Ignite Social Media

The “live” feature can be a very helpful tool for brands to utilize. Social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram offer the option to go live. This can be used to promote events, give an inside look, run a live sweepstakes or show your community what is happening in-the-moment.

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?

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Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared: How to Manage a Social Media Crisis

Convince & Convert

The worst time to start planning for a social media crisis is when you’re in the middle of one. Click To Tweet. The worst time to start planning for a crisis is when you’re in the middle of one. Pre-crisis planning is key to successful social media crisis mitigation.