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Ashley Madison and the Case for In the Moment Marketing

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So I did a trending hashtag search on the topic. Sh*t is getting ready to hit the fan again. Just now on Twitter I was curious about the Ashley Madison scandal.

Social Media is the Back Channel for Teen Angst

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First I want to quote a paragraph from the abstract of a 2011 paper by danah boyd , a renowned expert on teen culture and social media at Microsoft Research. The paper is titled, The Drama! Teen Conflict, Gossip, and Bullying in Networked Publics.

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15 Things I’ve Learned from 138 Social Media Tweetchats

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We had no idea that 2 years and 138 tweetchats later, “Hashtag” as we call it would still be chugging along. Twitter #socialmedia hashtag social media jason breed tweetchatsMore than 2 years ago Jason Breed and I decided to create a Tweetchat. The format was pretty simple, we would find a killer, compelling host in the social space, like a Beth Harte who was our very first host, and we’d pick a killer, topical, compelling, subject.

The Problem with the Social Web

Direct Marketing Observations

We patterned the chat around the rise of tweetchats that had distinct hashtags associated with them-our model came from Sarah Evans and her #journchat , which at the time was virtually the only tweetchat out there. Competition is a good thing. Burger King is across the street from McDonalds.

The Dawn of Social Mediocrity

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I know that if I use the term “western saddles” as a key word, page title, hyper link, hashtag, splog site or blog post in some social networks or platforms, the likelihood of you finding or landing on my pages might be pretty high. Let’s do a hypothetical. You like western saddles. You search for them every day on Google. Google gives you relevant results from a) your Google Plus peeps and then b) the most relevant, most SEO’d results.

This weeks #Social Media Topic: Connecting With Consumers Through Social Media

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Tags: hashtagsocialmedia social media marc meyer jason breed Kyle Lacy hashtag social media

Should Your Social Networks Mingle?

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Occasionally I add the #li hashtag to a tweet, but otherwise I keep them separate. A lot of the apps and web services that come across the desk lately have to do with consolidation and aggregation.

There is no point in using Twitter for your business. Wait, Yes there is…

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You may have to add hashtags that matter.

18 reasons a social media snake oil salesman might want out

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5) Spamming hashtags wasn’t driving any business. Last week I wrote a post that got a tremendous amount of love from the folks over at social media today and rightly so, it was all the reasons why I love social media. But what if you were sick of it?

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10 social links, posts and sites you might have missed

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7) Suppose you were one of those folks who still doesn’t quite understand the whole Twitter Hashtag thing , well here’s a post that answers every question you may have ever had about them.

This week’s #Socialmedia Tweetchat Topic: Social and the New Model For Market Segmentation #sm48

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What if you targeted people who used certain hashtags (#) on Twitter or similar platforms. So you know by now that we attempt to shake things up a bit and challenge people to think differently about topics and their impact on business.

14 Quick Tactics to Encourage Corporate Social Media Adoption

Direct Marketing Observations

This past Tuesday on our weekly Hashtag socialmedia tweetchat , we were honored to have one of the classiest people I’ve gotten to know, host our chat, BL Ochman. 5) Teach your execs and colleagues how to follow conferences and events and comment via hashtags. 7) Create a hashtag around your company, product, or industry and drive the conversations. Tags: social media bl ochman corporate social media adoption hashtag socialmedia marc meyer

This weeks #Social Media Tweetchat Topic: Socializing My Business – What Comes After the Chit-Chat?

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Tags: social media hashtag social media jason breed kris colvin marc meyer social business

Crowdsourcing the Impact of Social Media on Non Profit Organizations

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Last week we had the pleasure to have Beth Kanter host our weekly tweetchat over at Hashtag social media. The subject was obviously about Non Profit Organizations and how social media can play favorably with them. This is the sweet spot for Beth and as a host, I have to say she was beyond amazing. She embodied all of the qualities you would want in someone engaged with their audience. Below is a summary deck of what occurred in this one hour tweetchat.

Monitoring “G”

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I was pulling some info about tomorrow’s # hashtag social media host Shel Holtz when I came across a video on his Posterous page about Gatorade’s brand monitoring war room. The video is well done and I love how they are investing time and effort in polishing and managing the brand via a social media war room. But it was the comment below the video that bothered me. ooohhhhhh amazing !! You check the stats? of your websites ???

This weeks #socialmedia tweetchat topic: The Next Big Thing is So Last Year #sm49

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Hashtags: #socialmedia, #sm49. When: Tuesday, March 2nd / Noon Eastern. Topic: The Next Big Thing is So Last Year. In the 49th edition of this popular and long-running chat series , Greg Verdino of Powered and Crayon fame,will be tackling on of his favorite topics and biggest business bugaboos — marketers’ exuberant (and often irrational) obsession with the next big thing, the flavor of the month, the latest but not-necessarily-greatest shiny object.

This weeks #socialmedia tweetchat topic: Engagement Through Customer Service: Your Contact Center & Social Media

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As always, the chat will be Tuesday (01/05/10) at noon EST. You are invited to join the discussion or at least follow along by tracking the hashtag #sm41 and be sure to include it in all your tweets. We hear so much chatter that companies have to be participating in social media. The chatter then leads into who should do it….and and Voila! A single person is assigned to it. That person is usually born of the marketing or public relations (PR) team and the goal is rather simple: 1.

Using Facebook Hashtags for Your #FacebookMarketing

yMarketingMatters

When Facebook introduced its Twitter-like hashtag (#) feature in June, marketers began to buzz about the potential boosting effects that this new Facebook trend can bring to brands and businesses. Hashtags are gaining momentum on Facebook. How to Use Facebook Hashtags.

Using Hashtags as Strategic Objects

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Hashtags Twitter. Hashtags have been around for a while. With this evolution, brands are now leveraging the once lowly hashtag as a strategic tool to unify campaigns and connect with customers. Too many hashtags make it difficult to track and are confusing to consumers.

#HashAtIt: Now You Can Search Hashtags Over Multiple Social Platforms

The Realtime Report

Are hashtags part of your brand’s marketing plan? Hashtags work on multiple social networks – but until recently there was no easy way to search them on all of these platforms. The site features customizable #hashtag boards, created and tailored by users.

Improve Your Marketing With Hashtags

yMarketingMatters

Hashtags are such a prominent part of online culture today that it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t know what they are. Yet even as most people have come to know what they are, many people still don’t understand how to use hashtags to improve marketing for their business.

Complete Guide to Hashtag Analytics

Sprout Social

Hashtags make tracking campaigns much easier, and gives you more accurate results. By using hashtag analytics, you’ll be able to run organized campaigns, get details on your target audience and optimize your social media posts for more exposure. If you’ve been hesitant or confused about incorporating hashtags into your social media marketing strategy , we’re going to break down everything you need to know to get on board. Why Hashtags? Hashtag Battle.

Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Hashtags are increasingly important in social media marketing campaigns. Only 24% of tweets include hashtags, but those that do receive twice the engagement of those without them. What are hashtags? Hashtags are labels for content. Platforms that support hashtags.

5 Highly Effective Hashtag Tracking Methods

Sprout Social

Hashtags are much more than just a way to make Tweets and Instagram posts more entertaining. You’ve probably seen your fair share of random hashtags thrown onto the end of Tweets and Instagram captions that seem to serve no real purpose. What hashtag should you use?

Use Hashtags to Find Your Target Audience on Instagram

Jenn's Trend

If you’ve used Instagram for more than 5 minutes, you know how prevalent hashtags are on the platform. And as a non-hashtag lover, I was one of those who hated the all-consuming use of these hashtags on Instagram.

Hashtags, the Good the Bad, the Oh So Ugly

Janet Fouts

It can’t be over-stated how important it is to research a hashtag before you use it and to give a little thought to what people may do with it once you unleash it on the world. “What if I did an #AskThicke hashtag on twitter?” Hashtags have saved lives too.

Are Facebook Hashtags Necessary

Small Business Mavericks

There has been a pretty strong contingent on Facebook trying to avoid hashtags. You can actually do some pretty cool things with Facebook hashtags. Such as: Click on hashtags, even if they originate on other services, such as Twitter. Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar. Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results. Google+ started supporting hashtags just last month. One way to use hashtags is as a branding element.

How to Identify Popular Hashtags

Razor Social

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!

Why Hashtags are Spam #hashtags

Bill Hartzer

Hashtags are spam that need to go away. According to reports that have hit the mainstream media lately, Facebook has just (finally) gotten #hashtags. So, why are hashtags spam? When you insert a hashtag, you’re adding a keyword or keyword phrase in order to categorize it.

The Best Way to Use Hashtags

SocialFish

Great primer from John Haydon, about using hashtags for #givingTuesday… or any other hashtag for that matter! 7 Tips for Using Hashtags on #GivingTuesday from John Haydon.

Why Twitter Hashtag Infographic Fails

Ari Herzog

Who spends so much time creating a hashtag? Let me simplify this monstrosity of a flowchart: Create your own hashtag if it doesn’t exist and if it is unique both for people to remember and for people to use to amplify your reach.

How to Grow Your Audience With Hashtags for Instagram

Sprout Social

The answer is hashtags. The beauty of hashtags for Instagram is they make your content discoverable and increase your chances of engagement. Aside from getting mentioned by influencers , using hashtags is one of the easiest ways to grow your audience within Instagram.

Are Hashtags Really Useful for Twitter Marketing? (Infographic)

SocialTimes Twitter

There are some standard pieces of advice among social media marketers: Create shareable content, include links, measure everything, use hashtags. Of the tweets analyzed by Venngage , only 35 percent of the accounts tweeting to the selected hashtags were genuine.

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. So, what exactly is a hashtag?

6 Tips On How To Use #HashTags On Your Facebook

Social Media Network Marketing

6 Tips On How To Use #HashTags On Your Facebook

A Complete Calendar of Hashtag Holidays for 2017

Sprout Social

Ignored by traditional calendars these hashtag holidays are celebrated ad nauseum on social media. Not sure which hashtag holiday makes sense for your brand? Hashtag holidays have been celebrated for decades but they’ve only gained traction on social media within the past few years.

How to Track Hashtag Campaigns with Social Media Analytics

Convince & Convert

Hashtags are a great tool to track conversations about brands, companies, or events. A good hashtag can help spread the message about your brand, company, or event far beyond your regular audience. Let’s take a brief look at the performance of the tournament’s official hashtag.

Instagram Hashtag Mistakes You Want to Avoid

agora pulse

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. Ignoring a Local or Community Hashtag.

How to Promote and Measure Hashtag Campaigns

SocialFish

A single hashtag can connect your brand messaging across each of the major social networks. Learn how hashtags can be used to engage your social audience and how you can measure their performance in cross-channel campaigns. How successful brands are using hashtags.

How Do You Use Hashtags on Instagram?

agora pulse

Here’s a question I get a lot: Exactly how do you use hashtags on Instagram? If you can wade through all that noise and use hashtags correctly, you are more likely to get more views, followers , and overall business results. She hardly uses hashtags. Hashtags for Searches.