Social Media Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in India

Mindjumpers

Our ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world helps us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production and response management. And it remains the fastest growing market for social networks in the world.

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

Sprout Social

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.

6 Steps to Creating a Successful Instagram Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Instagram has rapidly grown into one of the largest social platforms, boasting more than 500 million daily users. More than fifty percent of Instagram users are followers of different brands on the network. Use Relevant Hashtags. Guest post by Jill Phillips.

Energize Your Fans and Followers with a Sweepstakes

Ignite Social Media

Like the Facebook Comment to Win, ask your audience a question and ask them to respond back using a specific hashtag to help track your entries. Once they have submitted their entry, don’t miss out on the opportunity to share to their social sites so their audience can participate.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Noting that the top barrier to increased business use of social media is a lack of time and resources, Leyl Master Black shares “seven Twitter tricks from the pros that allow you to spend less time on the mechanics and more time engaging.”

10 social links, posts and sites you might have missed

Direct Marketing Observations

Each week I try to put out a post that highlights some of the sites, posts, and resources in the social media space that have been shared by others and in which I think are worthy of sharing with you. 4) We talk about the need for social media rules, guidelines and policies.

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Is Crossposting on Social Media a Bad Practice?

agora pulse

Crossposting is when one message gets published across multiple social media channels at one time. Crossposting on social media can be a great time and energy saver, but if done incorrectly could cause more trouble for your social channels. Get your hashtags together.

How Social Media Sweepstakes & Contests Have Changed Over the Past Five Years

Ignite Social Media

Social media sweepstakes and contests have changed, a lot. New Social Platforms = New Opportunities. As new social platforms get introduced, it opens the door for opportunities and allows brands to bring new and exciting promotions to their fans as well as attract new ones.

How To Manage Your Instagram Followers

agora pulse

Like any social network, it’s important to have a purge from time to time. To take the pain out of the process, write yourself a list of guidelines: Who do you want to follow? Chose whether you want to monitor a location or hashtag.

Why Last Week’s FTC Twitter Violation is a Total #GameChanger

Convince & Convert

And if you’re a social media practitioner, it could save you from becoming unemployable. And it doesn’t mean you have to disclose by means of the hashtag #client, like Porter Novelli told staffers last week in an internal email. Unfortunately, the FTC guidelines don’t say exactly.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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How to Craft the Perfect Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Buffer Social

Managing a social media strategy is consistently challenging for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Continually measuring your ROI and social analytics. So what does the perfect post for each social network look like? Add hashtags.

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Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference

Webbiquity SMM

Last month’s Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference opened with a blast of presentational energy from Neal Rodriguez. Among the first group of morning breakout sessions was “Using Social Media Analytics To Define ROI KPIs.”

The Best New Pinterest Marketing Strategies Working Today

Buffer Social

One of the most powerful and effective social media channels you can be on today is Pinterest. Did you know: Pinterest is the top social network for product discovery? Pinterest seems to fly under-the-radar when it comes to social media chatter. Use the right hashtags.

3 Ways to Ensure Your Social Promotions Follow the Law

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com Sophisticated marketers have a lot on their minds these days, such as developing and reaching audiences, creating consumer connections with meaningful content and campaigns, demonstrating business results, and doing it all in compliance with legal rules and guidelines.

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Association Social Media: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

SocialFish

——————— Please welcome Sybil Walker Barnes, CAE, Director of Social Engagement at the American Institute of Architects to the SocialFish stage! As Director of Social Engagement, my role is part of the Strategic Communications and Marketing team.

The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest Marketing 

Later

But what sets Pinterest apart from other social networks? Pinterest isn’t just a social network — it’s a visual search engine! Most businesses still think of Pinterest as just a social channel, and they’re seeing subpar results because of it. .

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

Here are 13 data-backed growth hacks we learned at CoSchedule while building our social media marketing plan. I think you’ll find they’ll work for your social media marketing, too. And now you have tons of headlines you can A/B test using your social networks.

How to Run the Best YouTube Contest in 10 Easy Steps

Hootsuite

Pick a contest hashtag. If you do decide to ask viewers to create their own videos, make sure you use a contest hashtag. A great hashtag is a simple way to keep track of submissions. Cross-promote your giveaway on your website, newsletter, and other social channels.

How to Use Social Media to Create Stellar Webinars

Socialmedia.biz

Before we expose how to effectively leverage social media marketing for your next webinar, let’s first discuss the core elements that keep attendees engaged. With this knowledge under your belt, it’s time to start using social media’s reach to drive a sizable crowd.

A Social Media Etiquette Guide You Might Find Useful

ProBlogger

So what does it mean when it’s applied to social media? In general terms, etiquette is a set of guidelines on how to behave properly around other people. The infographic below outlines these unspoken rules for the most popular social networks. General Social Media

Why Brands are Turning to Spotify as the Next Big Social Platform

Buffer Social

There are so many social networks to choose from today : Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest. We’ve spent time digging into the rise of Spotify as a social media platform , used by today’s hottest brands. Where Spotify fits in today’s social media landscape.

Ultimate Guide to Social Media Competitive Analysis

Sprout Social

The early days of social media marketing were like the Wild West. Whether it was spamming people to death, Tweeting 50 times a day or trying to figure out the all of the social media image size guidelines , nothing was off limits. Identify Your Social Media Competitors.

How to Improve Your Social Media Images in 4 Easy Steps

Rebekah Radice

Want to pack a punch into your social media marketing? How to Improve Your Social Media Images in 4 Easy Steps. From social media visuals to Infographics and Calls to Action – ensure that there is consistency in your design and message. Social Media

How to create a social media calendar that works

Sprout Social

With the constant flow of new content, news and ideas, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of managing multiple social media accounts. Live tweets for major events or reactive posts related to significant news are engaging for your audience and interesting to create as a social team.

How to Use Your CEO’s Twitter Account to Build Brand Loyalty

Convince & Convert

A dramatic number of consumers have come to expect an executive presence on social media, particularly Twitter, as a means of accessing brands 24/7/365. As BrandFog’s study concisely points out, “The ROI of social media is that you now exist.”.

Importance of Social Media Training in Healthcare Industry

Social Media Marketing

Social Media today has an undeniable power of spreading information, growing the business and developing community. Both individuals and businesses in healthcare industry use social media to stay connected, communicate and sometimes market their products and services.

How to Strengthen Your Social Media Strategy Right Now

Rebekah Radice

And so it is with any social media campaign embarked upon without strategy or tactics. While Sun Tzu couldn’t possibly foresee the emergence of social media, his advice is as relevant as ever. How to Strengthen Your Social Media Strategy Right Now. Optimize Social Networks.

What Do Social Media Management Tools Really Need? 23 Experts Tell Us

agora pulse

Social media management tools are constantly evolving in order to keep up with businesses’ and marketers’ needs. For this blog post, I’ve approached some of the top influencers and bloggers in the social media world and asked them two questions regarding social media management tools.

Reddit Marketing Strategies for Those Who Don’t Have Time for Reddit Marketing

Buffer Social

It’s a tricky question to answer because one of the first rules for marketing on Reddit — one of the first rules for marketing on any social media site, really — is that you have to be genuinely engaged and committed to the communities you’re part of.

How to Partner With Social Media Influencers for the Holidays

Convince & Convert

Bloggers and social media influencers are essentially making them up as they go. Here are three types of social media influencers, and how you can partner up with them this holiday season. Curate UGC from your customers or influencers on your website or social networks.

The Social Media ProBook

Social Media Marketing

They were responsible for The Social Media Playbook , the Blog Tree , and a little cartoon about hashtags. While the first ebook was focused on tools to help you master social media, this one is more personality-based. Related link : Eloqua's Social ProBook --.

How to Run Social Media Contests That Actually Increase Revenue

Sprout Social

Social media contests have been used by brands of all sizes to get more followers, increase engagement and generate buzz. With organic reach becoming increasingly difficult to earn, social media contests offer a great way to get more eyes on your social posts and boost engagement.

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How to Gather Fan Feedback on Social Media

Convince & Convert

Customers today are turning towards social media instead to let companies know exactly what they thought of their experience. According to a recent study carried out by Conversocial , 43% of customers expect social channels to be integrated with other customer service channels.

How to Run a Successful Facebook Contest for Your Business

Rebekah Radice

Social Media Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategic Growth. Have you ever wondered what separates those that are successfully using social media from those that struggle? They have a social media plan in place! Choose Contest Entry Method and Guidelines.

A Complete Guide to Instagram Marketing: Get the Playbook That Drives Results for Instagram’s Top Profiles

Buffer Social

Research shows that brands enjoy a number of distinct benefits and advantages on the network: Instagram, brands enjoy regular engagement with 4 percent of their total followers. On networks like Facebook and Twitter, engagement is less than 0.1 the best social media tips).

The Carrot and Stick of Social Media Disclosure

Convince & Convert

Did you assume this post is all about regulations and company policies that may limit your use of social media for promotions, marketing programs and corporate communications? Disclosure as a Social Media Marketing Tool. Social Media Disclosure Takeaways.

Getting Ready for Your First Blog World Expo

Kikolani

Follow them through their social media networks: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Also, if the thought of networking terrifies you, you MUST check out the Shy Networking course ( not an affiliate link ). Update your about page and social networks.

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

A selection of the Twitterati share their advice—ranging from short snippets to fairly detailed guidelines—on how to grow your Twitter following. Get More Twitter Followers by Treating Your Profile Like a Landing Page by Social Times. by Sexy Social Media.

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The Complete Guide to Facebook Marketing

Sprout Social

billion monthly active users on Facebook logged in the third quarter of 2016, you may find the network to be a treasure trove of new customers. Take advantage of Sprout Social’s Facebook reports to see which posts are performing best, your post engagement rate and your posting frequency.