2021 Social Media Predictions

Ignite Social Media

In a year where 90% of social media plans were thrown out the window, we’re still trying to predict what major occurrences will happen in the months ahead. Next year we’re going to see a large shift in the way marketers and brands are able to program their social ads on Facebook.

What Are the Top Social Media Platforms for SMBs?

Later

Wondering what the top social media platforms for SMBs are? If you’re a small business just getting started with social media marketing , it can be challenging to know which platform will help you tap into the right audience – especially if you’re a time-strapped solopreneur!

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

How to Plan Your Social Media Strategy for Better Engagement

Visually SM

If you have a personal social media account, you probably know that people don’t actually prepare what they post there. In this case, the platform becomes a way of generating awareness, conversions, sales, as well as boosting your Digital Marketing strategy. Engagement.

Tips for 2021 Social Media Planning & Budgeting

Ignite Social Media

To help your organization gear up for the new year and solidify a social media strategy you can be confident in, our expert social media strategists have broken down valuable tips to consider and answers to top questions from marketers across multiple industries.

4 Emerging Social Media Platforms To Watch In 2019

Social Media Strategies Summit

It’s a good time to take stock of your social media marketing strategies to assess what’s working and where you have room to improve. There is a lot of chatter about emerging social media sites, and where brands should make investments in 2019. And the decision for a brand to invest in a new social media platform is a big one. So how is a social media marketer to decide? Social media platform your brand should check out: Houseparty.

The Best, and Worst, Social Media Analytics Platforms

Ignite Social Media

The analytics tools behind some of the most popular social media platforms can be surprisingly limited. With an increasing number of businesses using social media for marketing, many platform analytics leave something to be desired. While some platforms excel in certain aspects of analytics reporting, others fall short. Here are how the most popular platforms rank in terms of social media analytics: 1.

Monday Roundup: Social Media Engagement for Business

Waxing UnLyrical

Client engagement is one of the core ways businesses grow their client base. To that end, this week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on social media engagement for business. Summer Social Media Prep for Fall Management. In this post, Debra Askanase gives you some ideas to work on your engagement strategy while things are slow, so that you’re prepared when they heat up again. Good morning! Happy Monday!

Why Engagement On Your Social Platforms Is Important For Your Next Trade Show

Webbiquity SMM

However, digital technology, and social networking sites in particular, have fundamentally altered the way events are experienced. Through social media platforms , attendees and businesses can share content and experiences from the event. In this article, we take a look at why engagement on your social media platforms is so important. Instagram is an under-utilised platform for providing pure information. Guest post by Reno Macri.

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 Story of Ignite Social Media, The Original Social Media Agency

Ignite Social Media

I’m Jim Tobin, the founder of social media agency Ignite Social Media (2007) and influencer marketing agency Carusele (2015). To this day, we’re considered among the very best social media agencies in the world. How Social Media Marketing Operated in 2007.

How to improve your social media engagement

Sprout Social

How is it that you can post so often with seemingly good content but people just aren’t engaging with it? Many brands want more engagement around their social media posts but don’t know what else to do or are stuck in the same old strategy. What is social media engagement?

Interactive posts for social media: how to approach and engage your audience

Visually SM

Among the best Content Marketing strategies, interaction on social media is one of the best when it comes to bringing results in the short and medium terms. With the right content, you will be able to retain and delight users with thought-provoking and highly engaging content.

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. Replay of a webinar I recently hosted with 3 Easy Steps to Get Your Social Media Budget Approved and Boss on Board with Your Plan ( grab a seat to the replay ). ” A social media plan is far more than throwing pretty visuals at Instagram or Facebook.

Social Media Organic Reach 2021: Who Actually Sees Your Content

Ignite Social Media

What was once the sole focus of social media marketing has nearly become an afterthought as businesses allocate more and more of their budgets into social media advertising. Make sure you’re on the right platforms to get the most out of your content.

New Survey Looks at How Marketers and Consumers View Social Media Engagement

Social Media Today

The latest report from Sprout Social looks at the differences between how marketers and consumers view and utilize social platforms

Survey 170

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. According to a recent study from the DMA, only 48% of marketers believe they are receiving a positive return on their investment in social media. The goal is not to “do social media.”

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! It is THE social media training academy for small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, CMOs, CEOs, directors, recruiters, sales professionals, real estate agents, speakers, authors, network marketers, artists, franchisees, franchisors and YOU! We have worked on Social Profit Factor for more than a year to solve for an underserved need in the world of online business and internet marketing today!

4 Steps to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

Convince & Convert

Simply too many brands use social media as a free advertising platform where they can sell, sell, sell. While the drive to push sales on whatever platform available is admirable, social media (as most of us have realized by now) plays by different rules. Social media instead demands a symbiotic relationship between brands and their fans. and watch related posts appear alongside easy-to-understand engagement data.

Why your social media isn’t working

Sherrilynne Starkie

The adage holds true in the world of social and digital media where the pace of change is constant. Despite sinking time and resources into social media, many companies are not seeing the results they want. Bringing in a certified social media consultant can turn things around quickly. Surprisingly, one of the most common roadblocks to social media success is a lack of strategy. Want to get real business benefits from social media?

Social Media Updates

yMarketingMatters

Here are the latest social media updates to keep you ahead of the curve and make sure your marketing is up to date and successful! This new tool will help marketers understand more about the specific ads and even the unique LinkedIn audiences that are driving campaign conversions and generate high-quality leads, acquire new customers, and raise brand engagement among LinkedIn’s global audience of 450 million professionals. It shut down its live streaming platform in August.

How to Develop a Profitable Social Media Strategy and Plan in 2018

Pam Moore

Are you tired of being sick and tired of not achieving a positive ROI from your time and money invested into social media? You feel as if you constantly spin your social media wheels with little real business results. You don't know where to start to build your social media plan. You started your social media plan but gave up as you have no idea how to budget or prioritize. The key inputs needed to succeed using social media for business.

Small Business Social Media Marketing Strategies

The Realtime Report

Small Business Social Media. Marketing your small business on Social Media is key to becoming successful. In this article we will discuss why small businesses need social media and tips and tricks to market your business. Social Media Tips and Tricks .

5 Social Media Predictions for 2020

Ignite Social Media

As a social media only agency, our favorite time of year is when we get look forward to the next year and make informed predictions about where the space may be headed. Purely Organic Social Media Strategies Will Continue to Decline.

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. Many tools can help you streamline the social marketing process while making it more effective and impactful, too. Social media software can fail you. Image source: Sprout Social .

Social Media Updates: September

yMarketingMatters

September saw some great social media updates for marketers. Here are the most important updates you should be aware of to improve your social media marketing for your business: Facebook. Access new and improved ad formats to achieve your marketing objectives: Landscape photo and video to unlock new creative opportunities and give ads a more cinematic feel; Video ads of up to 30 seconds in length, so brands can engage in richer storytelling.

26 Social Media Marketing Books to Advance Your Skills

agora pulse

Need a good social media marketing book that fuels your learning and your career? Here’s our list of favorite reads for different aspects of social media. But what about when you need to master a new-to-you social platform or develop your skills?

Skills 158

Trending Social Media Content of 2020

Ignite Social Media

2020 has been quite the year for social media. From political and social movements to the Covid-19 pandemic , people have had more reason to get involved and voice their opinions on social media. Niche Platforms will Prosper. Social Commerce will Rise.

Trends 108

10 Social Media Tactics Marketers Need to Stop in 2021

Ignite Social Media

A new year means a fresh start for your brand’s social media marketing strategy. As we enter 2021, it’s time to drop some of those bad social media habits and focus on tactics that are designed to drive real, meaningful results for your business. Social Media Trends

45 of the Best Social Media Analytics Tools

agora pulse

We’ve culled the best social media analytics tools to save you the time and pain of sifting through everything out there. How do you measure your brand’s progress on social media and make sure you’re on track to reach your marketing goals? Zoho Social.

Tips for Social Media Advertising this Holiday Season

Ignite Social Media

This past year many marketers struggled with their social media advertising efforts. State of Paid Media Buying in 2020. 2020 was a unique year for social media marketing, but the state of social ad buying specifically had some interesting points we want to address.

How to Craft an Authentic Brand Voice & Maintain It Across Social Media Platforms Successfully

agora pulse

Businesses and social media managers alike have all seen social media accounts that are lively, with engaged followers and distinct, well-formed brands. Crafting and maintaining a brand voice unique to your business is an essential part of establishing a strong social following and using your social marketing to make a bigger impact on and off platform. How to Keep Your Brand Voice Consistent Across All Social Media Channels.

How to Use Social Media to Keep Students Engaged and Excited About College

agora pulse

That’s where social comes in! Check out these tips about social media for universities. If your school is regularly doing the work to promote social engagement, it very well could drive in-person engagement, too. Social Media Management

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. I do however, know a lot of marketers out there, who struggle with determining and identifying influence in social media and because of that, can not leverage it; and that’s NOT a commodity! Discussions on influence in social have been around since social began. Do you have a social/digital mindset?

B2B 241

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. Success on social media for your business really just boils down to one simple formula: Yes. Great Content + Consistency + Engagement = Success. How do we define great content for social media?

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. How and why you measure social media engagement is critical for success. While I agree that content engagement can be a top priority metric for many brands, I also believe it is not a top priority metric for all brands.

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. How and why you measure social media engagement is critical for success. While I agree that content engagement can be a top priority metric for many brands, I also believe it is not a top priority metric for all brands.

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. As a social media manager , you’re always aiming to publish posts that prompt comments and likes. After all, organic reactions are key for an engaged audience. Track engaged follower activity.

Tips and Best Practices for Enhancing Your Social Media Community

Ignite Social Media

2020 has created many challenges for the average person, but it may have created even more challenges for social media community managers across the nation. population uses social media. Ambassador ) 54% of users report using social media to research products.

How to Find The Best Social Media Platform For Your Business (the Sweet Spot)

Socially Sorted

Not sure what the best social media platform is for you? If you’re overwhelmed by social media networks and choosing between them, then you’re in the right place. In this post, I’m sharing some key ways to narrow down the best social media platform (or. // Read More. The post How to Find The Best Social Media Platform For Your Business (the Sweet Spot) appeared first on Socially Sorted.

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. Are you wondering what these hashtag things are that you see on every social network you visit? Because as I always say, social media is about people. Social media simply makes it easier to do such.