Marketing, Jacking and Mining Memes

Geoff Livingston

Image by MeMe. One bubbling trend in online marketing is meme marketing. Memes are ideas, behaviors or styles that spreads from person to person within a culture. Now guerrilla marketers and companies want to create their own memes. Another image by Meme.

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The LinkedIn Meme that Went Viral

Koka Sexton

A few of the guys from sales created some funny memes about LinkedIn and I posted one into my profile Monday morning. Withing an hour I was seeing that 3rd degree connections were engaged with the meme. I have a couple different shares of this meme posted on my profile.

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Bring Your Own Meme to the #LiftOff Book Giveaway

Waxing UnLyrical

Yesterday, I posted a challenge in the Social PR Posse group : to come up with your OWN quick meme and share it in the group. Once again, here it is: all you have to do is come up with your own take on a popular meme.

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5 Ways You Can Use Facebook Groups to Benefit Your Blog


Sharing endless memes just to get engagement? 3 days ago Facebook ticked over the major milestone of 2 billion monthly users , over half of whom use Facebook groups. That’s right, more than 1 billion people are using Facebook groups. Here’s how you can move to where the conversation is and develop community for your blog in 5 different ways with Facebook groups. Groups for your eCourse or other Education. Do you close the group? Groups to Grow your List.

The Age of the Sycophant

Geoff Livingston

How did we get to a point where a group of media that was supposed to inspire conversations and thought turned into a mechanism to harness fans? Pop Philosophy Rants Reality punk Copyblogger Daily Meme Problogger Pushing Social sycophancy sycophant WordPress

Harambe Live: Secrets to blowing up your company’s social channels

Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla that became the biggest Internet meme of 2016, is now the subject of a tribute and viral marketing event. ” It’s a meme-heavy presentation that combines the two things Vincent is passionate about: social media and Harambe the gorilla.

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How to Market Your Brand to All Generations with Social, Content, and More

Simply Measured

If your business provides a product or service that appeals to a wide range of age groups, you need to develop a marketing strategy that reaches across generations. To make sure you reach a variety of age groups, you need to use a variety of channels and strategies.

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The problem with Facebook


Science filmmaker Derek Muller: “Facebook is a complex ecosystem of individuals, creators, brands and advertisers, but I don’t think it serves any of these groups particularly well because its top priority is to make money. WATCH THIS VIDEO.

Facebook Audience Optimization: Better Engagement and Insights for Pages

Jon Loomer

Provide better metrics to understand which groups of people engage and in what ways. People in this group are more likely to see your post. Use trending memes and hashtags.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching a Branded Hashtag

Sprout Social

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. how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. Facebook group.

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits


But it’s not always easy leveraging a large group of employees, volunteers and campaign partners to talk about your cause or campaign on social media. You could use visuals in a number of formats such as images, charts, infographics, memes and videos, to name a few.

The Group Hug Effect


Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Nathan Hangen @nhangen The Group Hug Effect 7 Warning: This post might sound negative, but it’s not meant to be. Like a Group Hug So what does that leave you besides an awesome support group? However, the job got done because of the group dynamic.

LinkedIn Etiquette: Are You Breaking The Rules?  

agora pulse

Share this to save a puppy” style memes. Do: Network In Groups. LinkedIn groups are a great place to network with industry peers, suggest new ideas and arrange events. Be mindful about the content you are posting and never copy and paste the same link to all your groups.

The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

With its one-click meme feature, you can turn a video or a gif into your favorite meme in a blink of an eye. Simply select the meme and will add the captions and effects for you. At the moment, only the “Deal With It” meme is available.

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101 Marketing Tools and Technology Tips for 2017

Razor Social

I targeted a very relevant group of followers on Twitter and sent a personalized DM. You can use a tool such as Qualaroo to create different surveys and gather feedback from specific groups of website visitors. Create your own memes.

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Social Awareness for the 21st Century – Reaching Out to a New Generation


Millennials, a group of consumers that has now surpassed even the Boomers in number, want to do business with brands, and donate to charities, that are as socially aware as they are.

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Community management and content creation

Janet Fouts

The one indisputable thing I can say about community managers is; they’re a diverse group. Others are generalists and know more about creating memes than they do about the core values of the brands they represent.

How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

Katie Lance

Have you ever said this to yourself, “I’ll just check Facebook really quick…” only to realize that you’ve wasted a half-hour watching Jimmy Fallon videos and reading silly memes?

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

But they are also about COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST and linking your content to groups that would be interested. Understanding Memes #PoopTweet and random stuff. Random Joke Memes. However large groups may mean your updates are lost in the noise.

The Significance of a Social Media Revolt: How Binders Full of Women Exploded

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Knock off another 10% who are under voting age or non-US residents and you still have a potential voting group of almost 30 million that can be reached through the Binders fan page. This is a guest post by Ralph Fascitelli.

4 Social Media Tactics That Are Going Away Like the Landline

Convince & Convert

You don’t want to give off the vibe that you’re someone who is looking to spam them or clutter their newsfeed with memes and quizzes. Instead of stuffing your tweet with a bunch of different hashtags, take the time to understand a niche hashtag that only a small group of people is using.

Social Media Time Management: The Best-Kept Secrets Revealed for Curating, Creating and Promoting Hot Content

Katie Lance

For this page, I primarily post content from my blog, but to fill-in on days where I don’t have content I look for curated content to schedule such as: funny memes, inspirational quotes, or highly shareable links. My 3 Facebook groups.

Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)


5) Is community management (group moderation) part of your responsibilities? We have an enterprising member who started the OT Memes Facebook page , which is hilarious. We partnered with him to develop some memes for OT Month , which is in April.

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20 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Storytelling

Buffer Social

To make it easier to navigate this article, the 20 ideas are grouped according to the various social media platforms. They found that the test group which was told a story through the ads converted at the highest rate. Storytelling has always played a part in successful marketing.

Eight Conversations Your Customers Want to Have With Your Brand

Social Media Strategery

My last post criticized the content that a lot of brands share via social media – the incessant begging for likes and shares, the linkbaiting, and the meme-jacking that brands have adopted in their constant quest for “engagement.”

3 Quick Ways to Drive Conversions on Pinterest

Convince & Convert

For example, you can create multiple pin boards including comic strips and memes, infographics, and photos relevant to your target audience. In fact, group coupons are great options if you want to promote a group offer like the one below on Pinterest and other social media sites.

Two Key Questions for Every Community Manager


Have I kept in mind that my community is a semi-connected and autonomous group of humans at their screen with wants and needs? Online Community Management is a profession that has seen a huge boom and evolved over these last couple of years.

Always Up-to-Date Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Sprout Social

Whether it’s a brand promotion, video, news update or even a meme, visual content rules the social media landscape. What has become so important is effectively conveying your brand on social media through images and video.

Everyone Can Now Create Twitter Moments: Here’s All You Need to Know

Buffer Social

Then, in August 2016 , Twitter opened Moments up to a broader group of influencers and creators, before beginning the public roll-out of the feature on September 28th. ” Moments have already been used by a wide range of brands, individuals, and groups.

Are You Missing out on These Facebook Business Page Tips?

Sprout Social

If you want a loyal and engaged group of followers, then seek to offer as much value as possible. People adore sharing quotes, memes and fun graphics because they add an engaging visual element to your content. With 1.09

7 Creative Ways to Visually Brand Your Business on Social Media

Rebekah Radice

Gifs/Memes. Join blogger and outreach websites/groups. When you think of visual marketing , what comes to mind? More than likely, it’s the vibrant, eye-catching images that filter through your social feeds. They’re the ones that capture attention and drive action.

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What you haven’t heard about Rebecca Black and “Friday&#

Social Media Citizens

Before I talk about why the video became such a popular meme, the Ark Music Factory business plan and the knowing winks the editors inserted into the video, I’ll recap the history of the video. They repeat phrases and meanings that are understood by any age group. " and the fact that the rapper is not in the kids’ peer group.

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33 Ways Your Social Media Plan Will Make You More Successful

Convince & Convert

Some people group themselves with the innovators just by letting their colleagues know they’ve been reading up on this stuff. We Like To Share Visuals Through Social Media My wife constantly shows me cat memes from reddit (see point #7).

How to Differentiate Your Content

Geoff Livingston

You want to be where they are, and every leader has weaknesses you can position yourself against… Put this list of current leaders in a group in your reader, and analyze their headlines en masse. Image by Ksenia Krneychuk.

Your turn.


meme has already had a TON of responses. It is going to be with people and groups who are interested in making things happen, solving problems, and moving forward. Read up on the meme here , post your response in a comment or blog post, and tag some others!

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Social Media and Electronic Discovery: A New Nightmare


Contextually dependent (following the thread or meme). Your information technology (IT) staff will have to produce all related activity or ESI from your Facebook page(s), LinkedIn groups, Twitter accounts, YouTube channels, Flickr and any other social sites where you have a presence.

Generations and Inclusion


I spoke recently to a group of HR professionals in Pennsylvania about Managing Generational Diversity. Bring your generational differences to the surface, not because it’s the management meme du jour, but because you want to unlock new value.

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How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

Katie Lance

Have you ever said this to yourself, “I’ll just check Facebook really quick…” only to realize that you’ve wasted a half-hour watching Jimmy Fallon videos and reading silly memes?

Taking the Mystery Out of Facebook Global Pages

agora pulse

And we do our best to reach all language groups on Facebook without alienating others. For example ‘BuzzFeed Animals’ includes memes, videos and articles from their site related to animals and pets.

Tamar Weinberg is a Media Snacker » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Totally connected groups are average sharers, creating as much as they can consume and using free sites to display it all. I’m not a meme-girl myself, either, but the viewpoints have been so interesting! Reply Lyndon Antcliff November 1, 2007 at 1:39 pm I hate memes too.