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What’s your social media marketing budget?

Sherrilynne Starkie

What should be your social media marketing budget? In the not-too-distant past, marketers used three per cent of turnover as the marketing budget ‘rule of thumb’. Newbies are often surprised by how much time social media can eat.

5 Essential Skill Sets For Your Social Media Team

Ignite Social Media

We hope you had time to catch our team’s August webinar on Staffing for Social Success ! One point we drove home during the webinar is that resource allocations for social media teams are constantly changing. Social Media has always been a cocktail party.

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Marketing Nutz Launches Social Profit Factor: Social Media, Branding Training Academy for YOU!

Pam Moore

I am thrilled to announce that Social Profit Factor is finally here! I can guarantee you there is nothing like it on the market today! Why did we create Social Profit Factor? . Do you have social media problems? . Unclear what social networks to focus on?

3 Reasons Your Boss Didn’t Approve Your Social Media Budget and Plan

Pam Moore

” Do you have what you think is an amazing social media or digital marketing plan? This blog post includes the following: Top 3 reasons your social media budget and plan are not getting approved. How to Subscribe to Social Zoom Factor Podcast .

Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

Do you have social media, digital marketing and branding problems? I am excited to announce that TODAY we officially open the public doors to our brand new Social Profit Factor training academy and member community! There is nothing like it on the market today!

The #1 Reason Why Your Social Media Has Zero Return on Investment in 2018

Pam Moore

Do you feel stuck in a rut when it comes to achieving your business goals and utilizing social media to help you do such? Even some of the most savvy social marketers are finding themselves ready to throw in the towel with social media for business in 2018.

5 Ways that Social Media Marketing Software Can Fail You

Pam Moore

5 Ways that Social Media Marketing Software Can Fail You. There’s no denying that social media marketing software can be an enormous asset to businesses of all sizes, creating, publishing, and even reviewing the performance of their content easier and quicker.

Want a Career in Social Media and Digital Marketing? Know These 3 Things First!

Pam Moore

Are you a digital or social marketer wanting to progress in your business and marketing career? Do you often find it hard to win budgets, grow your team or simply justify your own job? Social media is not a band-aid for a broken business.

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How COVID-19 has changed social media engagement

Sprout Social

Earlier this year, we presented our regular update with the latest data on the best times to post on social media. As daily routines changed overnight, more of people’s’ daily and work lives shifted to online, and social media became an even more important tool for connection.

The Guide To Social Media Marketing Automation

Webbiquity SMM

There are several reasons why marketers may want to partially automate their social media campaigns. First, success with social media marketing comes with frequency (plus quality). Social media platforms and practices evolve constantly.

Do Social Media Engagement Metrics Really Matter for Your Business and Why?

Pam Moore

If the internet world were up to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, engagement would likely be the top metric. Why do advertisers love engagement? The more you click, the more you comment, the more you engage, the more content that gets seen. Does our target market do the following? .

Do Social Media Engagement Metrics Really Matter for Your Business and Why?

Pam Moore

If the internet world were up to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, engagement would likely be the top metric. Why do advertisers love engagement? The more you click, the more you comment, the more you engage, the more content that gets seen. Does our target market do the following? .

5 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Program is Failing

Pam Moore

Unfortunately many small business owners and marketing teams jump on social media expecting fast results. They are quickly disappointed when what they thought was a well thought out social media strategy, campaign or program fall flat on its face.

10 Social Media & Digital Marketing Inspiration Metrics You Can’t Ignore in 2019

Pam Moore

It's easy to get side tracked by all the geekdom in social. Social Media is About Humans Connecting to and Growing With Other Humans. Underneath all of the bits, bytes, and likes we can't forget why we like social media in the first place.

Social Media and Digital Marketing Success Requires a Marriage, Not a One Night Stand

Pam Moore

It's why you have 8 seconds to make that first digital brand impression when your dream customer visits your blog, website or social network profiles. Business and marketing leaders aren't much different. I can help you use free marketing with Facebook NOW!

How to Develop a Social Media Strategy and Plan: 6 Essential Steps for Success [Webinar]

Pam Moore

Do you ever feel like you are spinning your wheels on the social web? Random acts of marketing? Random acts of Snaps, stories, quotes, tweets and visual marketing? . Social media is not free. Are you ready to stop wasting time and money on the social web?

Three Things Twitter’s Marketing Team Needs to Do

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s still one of the top three social networks for B2B marketers, Twitter is struggling. Marketers, PR professionals, bloggers, and journalists have traditional been heavy users. Case in Point: Event Marketing.

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Seven Key Categories of Social Media Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Savvy B2B marketers put significant effort into developing a professional, attractive, and highly functional website design —as the company’s website is often the first impression prospective buyers will get of the business and its offerings. Social Media Monitoring Tools.

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Three NHL Teams to Follow on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

While the NHL doesn’t have the massive audience of the NFL , hockey fans are a dedicated bunch and love following their favorite team(s) on social media. …both in this game and in professional football teams. Greetings, hockey fans!

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SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted last, but that’s what happens when your full-time job is leading a social media team. So…apologies for the break, but the good news is there a LOT of great posts and social media comics coming soon.

Why You Need an Integrated Digital Marketing and Social Media Plan

Pam Moore

In addition they must continue to keep communities engaged and ensure they are servicing their customers when, where and how they want to communicate. Plus, trying to keep up with the rate of innovation happening on the top social networks is a job in itself.

Social Media Hashtags in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

For years many social media savvy marketers have tapped into the power of hashtags to grow their brand, community and even generate leads and sales. Hashtags are a big part of social networks such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Social media is not rocket science.

Five content marketing tricks of a great social media consultant

Sherrilynne Starkie

Here’s five content marketing tricks to improve content marketing initiatives. As in most professions, an experienced social media consultant knows certain tricks of the trade to content marketing work better, faster, easier. Dark Arts of Content Marketing.

Hiring a Social Media or Digital Marketing Agency? Answer These 10 Questions First

Pam Moore

Businesses of all sizes from solo-entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses to Fortune 50 brands often turn to social media and digital marketing agencies to help them develop a social media and digital marketing strategy. How to hire a social media agency.

Social Media Marketing Checklist: What to Include in Every Post

agora pulse

Social media marketing has a ton of moving parts, from developing a winning social media strategy to engaging with followers. Use this social media marketing checklist to remind you of what to include in every post your team publishes.

Can Social Media Management Work with a Remote Team?

agora pulse

The following post is written by Rachel Go at Hubstaff — a company that really makes social media management work as a remote team. Social media is an online realm in itself, so it makes sense that a completely virtual team can manage a brand’s social media presence.

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10 Truths Nobody Told You About Being A Social Media Marketer

Pam Moore

It is clear social media marketing is delivering real and measurable business value for companies large and small today. Smart social media marketers also know how to align social media to business goals.

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Social Media Marketing During COVID-19: March 30 Update

Ignite Social Media

Please see prior posts: Social Media Marketing in the Midst of COVID-19 (Mar 16); and Social Media Marketing During COVID-19: March 23 Update. Like most things in social media, the answer is, “It depends.” on Social Media Right?

Get Your Social Media Budget Approved with These 22 Tips, White Paper and Podcast

Pam Moore

Do you struggle with having what you think may be the best social media marketing plan on the entire planet yet have no budget to implement? You struggle with getting budget approved to implement your social media plan. This includes social media.

3 Reasons Your Boss Didn’t Approve Your Social Media Budget and Plan

Pam Moore

” Do you have what you think is an amazing social media or digital marketing plan? This blog post includes the following: Top 3 reasons your social media budget and plan are not getting approved. How to Subscribe to Social Zoom Factor Podcast .

How to Build a More Engaged Audience by Using a Social Media CRM

agora pulse

If you want to track engaged followers, identify brand ambassadors, and monitor your brand’s DMs, you need a tool that goes beyond native platform features. Find out how to build an engaged audience with the help of a social media CRM. Track engaged follower activity.

15 most engaging Back-to-School social media posts

Unmetric

We looked at the back-to-school social media trends over the years using, Unmetric Discover , the world’s largest branded content catalog, to see what brands have done in the past for their back-to-school social media campaigns.

Explaining Social Media Marketing To My Mom

Firebelly

If it wasn’t hard enough explaining social media in general to my mom, having to explain my job in social media marketing was an even bigger banana to peel. And then I came at her with the mother of all break-downs: Social Media Marketing 101.

How to Hire and Partner with a Digital or Social Media Marketing Agency to Grow Your Business

Pam Moore

Considering hiring a digital marketing agency, social media agency or branding consultant? Hiring a marketing agency or consultant is a big decision. The truth is that social media is NOT a silo. How to hire the right social media agency.

Why You Should Thoroughly Audit Your Social Media Presence

Webbiquity SMM

Social media success isn’t nearly as random as it can seem. Though it’s a challenge, there’s no magical force keeping you from reaching your social media goals. To establish that, begin with a social media audit. What Is a Social Media Audit?

5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Media Insights

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? As marketing leaders we must remind ourselves that behind every click, share, like, view, listen and subscribe is a person, a human being. Sign up here-> Social Profit Factor .

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15 Hot Digital Marketing Trends for 2020 [video + podcast]

Pam Moore

?. What are the biggest digital marketing and branding trends shaping the year ahead? How will marketers approach increasing brand awareness, attracting new customers and growing revenue in an always on digital world where the only guarantee is change? Brave Marketers Will Win in 2020!

Influencer Engagement: Finding a Fit

Waxing UnLyrical

Forbes has found that today’s marketing strategies place a strong emphasis on influencers. According to influencer marketing platform Musefind, 92 percent of consumers trust an influencer more than an advertisement or even a celebrity endorser. Guest post by Lauren Lawson-Zilai.

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

Webbiquity SMM

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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The #1 Reason Why Your Social Media Has Zero Return on Investment in 2018

Pam Moore

Do you feel stuck in a rut when it comes to achieving your business goals and utilizing social media to help you do such? Even some of the most savvy social marketers are finding themselves ready to throw in the towel with social media for business in 2018.

Top 10 Social Media Management Tools for 2020

agora pulse

Shopping for your company’s first social media tool or needing to upgrade to a new social media management app? But with dozens of available options, how do you know which is the best social media tool? 10 Social Media Management Tools for 2020.

7 Top Digital Marketing Strategies for the Brave and Bold in 2020

Pam Moore

Even industries that were slow to adopt new digital media are now experimenting with new media formats, digital platforms and technologies to break through the digital noise. How do smart marketers win in 2020? 7 Digital Marketing Strategies for the Brave and Bold .

Top 10 Social Media Reporting Tools

Oktopost

In the digital marketing world, making decisions based on data and analytics is crucial to growing your business. Social media marketing analytics is big business. Helping people make sense of the data that social media managers (SMM) have access to is no easy feat.