Four Secrets of Successful Hashtag Marketing
APRIL 28, 2015
By Laura Petrolino #hashtags Love them or hate them, despite many who might wish to the contrary, hashtag marketing isn’t going away any time soon. Just like selfies, hashtags are so often used obtrusively. Hashtags can lace together and allow someone to easily follow conversation through multiple channels, participants, and even topics around one basic theme.
How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]
AUGUST 17, 2015
Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing. But social media marketing, which emerged as a distinct discipline just eight years ago this month, has proven a powerful tool for maximizing the results from and investment in live event marketing.
How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Events are, by nature, social affairs. Likewise, people join social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to connect, interact, and share with their peers. If you play your cards right, these similar characteristics can work to your advantage when it comes to planning, promoting, and building excitement for any public event you’re hosting.
How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. Many marketers use social media regularly, whether for networking or business purposes. As a result, social platforms are a great way to publicize events in real time. Connect with other event attendees on social media. If there isn’t an event page, create one.
How to Track Hashtag Campaigns with Social Media Analytics
Convince & Convert
JULY 30, 2015
Hashtags are a great tool to track conversations about brands, companies, or events. They make it easy for users to follow discussions and keep up with the conversation, as well as allowing brands or event organizers to easily measure the buzz around their event. Let’s take a brief look at the performance of the tournament’s official hashtag. highlight to tweet).
How to Identify Popular Hashtags
JUNE 1, 2016
Hashtags are used on social media channels and are important in your business – you may be missing a trick if you’re not using them. So let’s figure how how to identify popular hashtags… First… let’s talk about what hashtags are and why you need them! What are hashtags? using the hashtag of an event or a TV program).
Best Practices For Using Social Listening During a Live Event
Ignite Social Media
OCTOBER 25, 2016
With thousands of people attending live events, both in-person and online, it’s extremely important for your brand to develop good social listening techniques. The social conversation exists whether your brand chooses to participate or not, so it’s critical to be able to listen to the conversations occurring around your event before, during, and even weeks after.
Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses
The Realtime Report
JANUARY 28, 2017
Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. 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. Most B2B marketers are still using a social media playbook developed by B2C companies. With $5.4
A Complete Calendar of Hashtag Holidays for 2017
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Ignored by traditional calendars these hashtag holidays are celebrated ad nauseum on social media. To help your team plan its 2017 social content strategy , We’ve cherry-picked a combination of generally celebrated, industry-specific and lesser known hashtag holidays and compiled them into a downloadable calendar below: Download. Go Celebrate. Engagement
Instagram Hashtag Mistakes You Want to Avoid
DECEMBER 27, 2016
Hashtags are an essential part of marketing on Instagram, so you want to make sure that this is something you get right. Hashtags must be carefully thought out, well researched, and exceptionally engaging if your followers are going to use them. Unfortunately, most businesses make the same five hashtag mistakes on Instagram. Ignoring a Local or Community Hashtag.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching a Branded Hashtag
JULY 11, 2016
Chris Messina, currently a Developer Lead at Uber, is credited as the inventor of the hashtag on Twitter. Originally intended to group content based on subject matter, the hashtag has been adopted across every popular social platform and has cemented its place in our culture. One of the earliest brands to successfully adopt the hashtag was South by Southwest. Promotions.
Non-Profit Social Media: Raise Awareness and Demand
MAY 26, 2015
Social media is widely adopted and used by all types of people, brands, and businesses around the globe. Pew Research reports 79 percent of adults use a single social media platform, while 52 percent use two or more platforms regularly. Non-Profit Social Media. Hashtags: Your New Best Friend. Always research your hashtag before using it.
How To Create And Use #HashTags - Social Media
Social Media Network Marketing
JUNE 13, 2015
The #HashTags widespread use began with the Social Media Platform Twitter. Since then it has extended to other Social Media Platforms. But in October 2007, Citizen Journalists began using the HashTags of #SanDiegoFire, at Messina’s suggestion, to Tweet updates on a series of forest fires in San Diego. The practice of Hashtagging took off since then. Now Users and Brands employ Hashtags to cover serious political events [#Cairo] and entertainment topics [#MileyCyrus] alike. I n June 2013, Facebook added HashTag usage.
How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? So much of social media is on the fly—a response rather than a plan—that it can become a slippery planning slope for companies, especially those that are understaffed. In fact, setting goals is a key component of establishing a process to measure social media profitability.
Extend the Life of Your Event with Post-Event Planning
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Hosting an event is just the beginning of its life-cycle. The content you create and the leads you nurture will keep your event alive well after its end date. Tip: Keep the hashtag short and simple, and make sure you have it displayed at the event so the audience knows to participate. What advice do you have for extending an event’s longevity?
How to Identify Your Social Media Influencers
MARCH 8, 2017
If you hang around a social media marketer long enough, you’re bound to hear the term social media influencers tossed around in conversation. Social media influencers are the bread and butter to marketing strategies and help brands build valuable relationships on social media platforms. How to Identify Social Media Influencers.
3 Hashtag Search Tools That Are Crazy Easy to Use
MAY 4, 2016
If you are looking to incorporate social media into your event , you’ll need to consider including a branded hashtag in your event strategy. I’ve been involved in digital conferences like SEJ Summit and Social Tools Summit — and monitoring hashtag activity during and after the events was crucial. This is perfect for events! Keyhole.
The Data-Backed Guide to Event Marketing on Social Media: How to Get People Talking About Your Event
AUGUST 18, 2016
Taking an event from idea to sell-out is no easy feat. And half the battle of organizing an event is marketing it. When it comes to the marketing channels that drive attendance, hype, and engagement, social media is right near the top. Best of all, social media event marketing isn’t as time-consuming as you may think. You can do it!
The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
MARCH 29, 2016
Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.
How to Create a Hashtag Just for Your Business
AUGUST 2, 2016
With so many advertisements, billboards and commercials in our face, it’s tough to find one without an added hashtag. Eventually social media handles made their way onto ads. Now businesses create a hashtag for consumers to find more information about a product or service. Whether it’s a branded term, phrase or call to action, hashtags increase social media engagement. When you create a hashtag, you give users a new way to get in touch with your business on social. Reasons to Create a Hashtag. When to Use Hashtags.
Association Social Media Best Practices
OCTOBER 16, 2013
Last month, I presented at an Association Trends event about association social media. It was fun to talk about my favorite subject and especially fun to be part of a panel facilitated by Maddie Grant with association social media directors Susannah Murley (SEIA), Chad Davis (NAHB) and Curtis Midkiff (SHRM). Yes, young people are using social media….but
How to Use Social Media to Stand Out at a Conference
MARCH 16, 2017
That’s where the value of social media kicks in. Social media can provide the perfect platform for you to stand out from the crowd at a conference. Actively Follow the Event Hashtag. Most (decent) events these days have an event hashtag that is promoted well in advance of the event (and sometimes even all year round).
Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?
OCTOBER 4, 2013
In order to help you decide, I have compiled a list of the most popular and effective social media channels at your disposal today. I will be following up with an in-depth detailed blog about each social media channel in the coming weeks. Social media may be free, but think about the value of your time! Social Bookmarking, Local Search and Review Sites.
8 Big Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Make (and How to Avoid Them)
JULY 12, 2015
Social media marketing is vital for business growth these days. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter present unique opportunities to reach your target customers. Whether you’re a startup or a more established company, social media plays a vital role in today’s marketing landscape. 8 social media marketing mistakes to avoid.
7 Awesome Hacks to Promote Your Social Media Posts
Convince & Convert
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Every day, the average social media user is inundated with a ton of posts. Considering each link posted to social media enjoys a half-life of around three hours , brands must search constantly for novel ways to promote their posts to keep them relevant for longer. Here are a few tips to keep you ahead of the social media marketing curve.
How to Know If Your Brand Should Hop on a New Social Media Trend
Ignite Social Media
AUGUST 23, 2016
Are all your Facebook friends talking about the next big sporting event, upcoming holiday, or election? Trends can be found everywhere but social media is the best place to find the freshest and most relevant trends today. The client is emailing you, asking if their brand should jump on the new social media trend that everyone seems to be talking about.
Where’s Social Media Going in 2014?
DECEMBER 20, 2013
2013 is coming to an end after what has been an interesting year for social media and we think that 2014 isn’t going to be any less interesting. This means that more and more companies try to tab in on this opportunity and make use of or create their own social news rooms to find the content that fit their brand. Social media is our new news site. The social TV.
20 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Storytelling
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
But can we actually tell a story on social media? Is it possible to narrate a story with social media posts that are supposed to be short and sweet? It turns out there are many ways to use social media for storytelling! In this post, I’d love to share 20 actionable ways to use social media for storytelling. . Spread your own hashtag.
16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
If you create content and don’t use a hashtag you are passing it through OWNED media (your subscribers) but it rarely escapes into EARNED media (other people who would be interested. Try adding a hashtag or two that you know people use and monitor and see how it resonates. WITH hashtags, outbound connection of content to channels occurs. Follow List. Share.
Putting Instagram events to work for your business
MARCH 6, 2013
The popularity of Instagram is clear, and if you are inclined to snap photos and share them with your friends and customers on social networks you can make your business more social and build a powerful sharing community on Instagram quickly. Make it easy for people to understand what they need to do, what the hashtag is and why they should care. The win. Comodo . The win.
Television Gets In On Social Media’s Hashtag Game
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
And more often than not, in today’s TV world many people find out about certain shows through their friends on social media. Many shows are starting social campaigns to make sure viewers aren’t just interested that night when they watch the show, but also throughout the week. Have you started watching a show because of social media? If so, which show?
When to Thank Your Social Media Fans
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
MARCH 27, 2012
Ever read those articles on how a business has successfully used social media to increase brand awareness and drive sales? Saying thank you is not only a vital “social” action in social media, but it’s also just plain good marketing. Offer Online Thanks for Offline Events. Is having a large social fan base a sign of good business or social savvy?
Understanding the Nature of an Event Using Social Analytics
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
AUGUST 17, 2011
This is a guest post from Marshall Sponder , author of the newly released Social Media Analytics. Recently, I was asked if Social Analytics sheds light on the nature of online events like the Netflix Outrage , which happened a few weeks ago as customers voiced extreme disappointment at Netflix for imposing a $6 a month increase for customers who still wanted DVD delivery.
How You Should Really Use A Social Media Calendar
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
If you’ve read ten “best practice” articles on social media management, at least half of them told you to use a social media calendar. The problem is — most of the “gurus” who tell you to use a social media calendar neglect to show you HOW to use it well. Jot down all holidays you plan to celebrate on social.
The 3 Social Media Rules for Death and Tragedy
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 19, 2016
When David Bowie died last week (and by the way, f*ck cancer) companies hither and yon decided to hitch their social media exposure and engagement wagons to Ziggy Stardurst , thinking that the strategy of “riding the hashtag” gave them license to use a person’s death as suitable fodder for social content. Social Media for Business Isn’t Easy.
Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
Home About Us Contact SEJ News PPC SEO Tools Social Links BlueGlass SEO Services Social Media Marketing Pay Per Click Online Reputation Management Content Development Mar 24 2009 Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags What is a Twitter hashtag? A hashtag is a way to unite global Tweets around some particular topic. I use #hashtags quite often. Thanks.
103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. They are refining tactics, integrating social with other marketing channels, taking a hard look at new networks, and continuing to refine their measurements of success. Relevanza ). Wrong.
Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing
OCTOBER 17, 2016
Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. It’s no longer a question of whether or not your brand should be on social media, but how can you best use sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to grow your business. Choosing Your Social Networks. Quick Stats 1.65
Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference
JUNE 10, 2014
Last month’s Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference opened with a blast of presentational energy from Neal Rodriguez. Though Duluth is smallish metro area of roughly 100,000 population, the event attracted twice as many attendees as some similar events in larger cities, with speakers from around the country. Only 22% of businesses track their social results well.
12 Questions When Considering A Hybrid Event
MARCH 14, 2011
Hybrid events, face-to-face experiences with a live streaming component for remote attendees, should be the norm. 12 Question To Consider About Hosting A Hybrid Event. Do we have a budget to broadcast the event to our members and potential members? Then you can brand the page with event information. And, we’ll save those reasons for another post.