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.

How To Create And Use #HashTags - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

The #HashTags widespread use began with the Social Media Platform Twitter. In 2007, developer Chris Messina proposed , in a Tweet, that Twitter should begin 'Grouping Topics' using the 'Hash' Symbol. 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. I n June 2013, Facebook added HashTag usage.

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.

Smoking Jay fumbles proposal, Oreo and comics

Jeff Esposito

The Hashtag Bowl – here’s a look at the hashtags and how they performed at the Super Bowl. Jay Cutler texts proposal, mails ring – oh man. If your wife ever calls you unromantic, show her how awesome Jay Cutler is at proposing.

The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success

Webbiquity SMM

There have been numerous models proposed for social media and content marketing (including the Four C’s of Social Media Marketing model previously published here), but when all of the complexity is stripped away, social media marketing success comes down to two core elements: content and amplification. On Twitter, search for hashtags relevant to your industry, or peruse Twitter directories like Twellow and WeFollow.

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Content Marketing Week Starts Tomorrow!

Webbiquity SMM

With that in mind, we at the Webbiquity blog propose Content Marketing Week—a week dedicated to promulgating best practices, research, guidance and wisdom in general starting tomorrow. Tweet out a link to the post using hashtag #cmweek.

Things That Go Tweet in the Night

Waxing UnLyrical

And overnight, thousands of connected Twitter accounts had been disfigured into micro-minefields of Nazi imagery, hashtags and messages. This has been a CRAZY week if you work in the digital/social media space. Through the looking glass. First there was the whole Rachel Maddow thing.

27 Instagram Tools Marketers Should Know About in 2019


It can be hard to keep tabs on trending hashtags and competitors. It’s easy-to-navigate dashboard lets you track and compare the performance multiple hashtags and competitors at once. Display Purposes is a good tool for keeping tabs on which hashtags are most popular.

What’s Next for Social Media and Events?


Expertly use hashtags on Twitter and elsewhere. Hashtags appeared sometime ago , but their real power started to show with Twitter’s ubiquitous and simple search interface. You might be able to pinpoint a discussion that you can help unite by proposing and promoting your own.

12 Quick Editing Tips for Social Media


Why and how to use hashtags. I use it to write pages, emails, posts, proposals and nearly anything else for persuading readers to take action. Are you a social media manager , responsible for your social media posts? Got a degree in English? Literature? Journalism? Don’t fret. Required.

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Capital Campaign Marketing Strategies for the Tech-Savvy


In addition to past success stories of children the hospital has helped, they’ve included images and video for what the proposed renovations will look like as well as a section highlighting the many ways you can support their campaign.

28 Qualities of Amazing Content Marketing

Pam Moore

Actionable – Should be clear what action the reader should take to learn more, join community, contact you for further information, hire you, request proposal etc. Content marketing is the new yet not new buzzword.

Social Media Lessons from a Two-Year Old

Social Media Strategery

As I was sitting at home the other night looking over a proposed Instagram initiative focused on encouraging users to take pictures of the company’s products and use a special hashtag , I received some advice from a social media expert I had never consulted before.

10 Brands Killing it with User-Generated Content on Instagram


Tag @Over and use the hashtag #OverDesignChallenge That’s it! By sharing super-clear instructions and their strong branded hashtag, their followers can easily get involved and share their work.

How ALL Wildly Successful People Use Social Media for Events

Rebekah Radice

Hashtag Research. Look at who’s tweeting into the hashtag. For example, the #AdobeSummit hashtag has been busy for the last several weeks. If you enter the hashtag and then click “People,” you’re now able to see everyone that’s joining in the conversation.

7 Instagram Influencer Marketing Tips for the Holiday Season


Make sure to include campaign hashtags, inspiration from past campaigns, or anything else you think would help them create content that will align with your brand. Looking for influencer marketing tips for the holiday season?

Lawyers: Client Names In Pitches…To List or Not To List?

Myrland Marketing

Your name would be used in proposals, letters to potential clients, on our website (whatever is correct for your situation).

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17 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You a Better Writer


For emails, documents, web pages, posts, pitch decks, proposals, whatever. Writing Hashtags. Let’s add a finishing touch—some hashtags that cut across Twitter accounts. “A better writer?”. Yes, better at…. Knowing what you want to say. Know how to say it. Saying it in a few, not a lot of words. Avoiding jargon, which forces people to drain brain calories. Editing your own work to achieve all of the above. Write better to inform, engage, and persuade better.

7 Tips for Reposting Instagram Stories & User-Generated Content


When you see a post in your feed from another profile that you’d like to share on your account (like someone using your brand hashtag or tagging you in a post), it’s super simple to share that post with your audience on Instagram Stories. Plus, you can then add stickers, GIFs, text, hashtags, and mentions to your Instagram Stories post.

How Suggested Replies Can Increase Your Social Response Rate

Convince & Convert

Suggested Replies are only proposed when a match between a common, previous inbound Tweet and subsequent reply are detected. When a branded hashtag experiences an increase in mentions, it’s important that followers aren’t being ignored.

5 Things Marketers Must Look for in a Perfect Instagram Takeover

Sprout Social

Outline expectations in your proposal. Download our free social media proposal template here ! Sprout’s Instagram competitive reporting features allow you to stack your brand up against a competitor to see hashtags, posting habits and what works best between brands.

How to Discover Irresistible Content Ideas Using Reddit, YouTube, Quora, and Online Communities

Buffer Social

Dig in and learn everything you can about the specific problem people are facing as well as the proposed solutions. If you ever want to get in touch with me or Hailley, we’re always here for your on social media using the hashtag #bufferpodcast.

20 Proven Ways to Increase Engagement With Your Audience

Writtent Blog

Marketer Aaron Burcell recently shared their content experience is key to their dedicated following, which ranges from real-time social voting on proposed products, to very clearly photoshopped images of their product in unrealistic situations: Image credit: BetaBrand. Don’t Abuse Hashtags.

SMCEDU: Changing Higher Education Through Social Media

Social Media Strategery

You can follow the conversation surrounding social media and higher education under the #SMCEDU hashtag. I follow the #coding and #code hashtags, but I don’t see Twitter being leveraged the way I think it could, as a personal learning network that can answer questions in real-time.

How ALL Wildly Successful People Use Social Media for Events

Rebekah Radice

Hashtag Research. Look at who’s tweeting into the hashtag. For example, the #AdobeSummit hashtag has been busy for the last several weeks. If you enter the hashtag and then click “People,” you’re now able to see everyone that’s joining in the conversation.

Can Greater Social Connections Improve Higher Education?

Social Media Strategery

The original SMCEDU Community proposal. Follow the conversation surrounding social media and higher education under the #SMCEDU hashtag.

The Rise of Micro-Influencers: How to Run a Micro-Influencer Campaign

Buffer Social

Be sure to frame your sentences in such a way that you’re offering a proposal, which they have the freedom to reject. Tip: You can look for inspiration by searching for hashtags like #sponsored , #ad , #sponsoredby , and #sponsoredpost.

How to Identify Your Social Media Influencers

Sprout Social

Creating goals and outlining each party’s responsibilities, possibly including it in a social media proposal , is essential to see results. Using Twitter analytics tools from Sprout Social provides huge benefits into finding trending topics and hashtags with your brand.

Tired of All-Hands Meetings? Try an INTERNAL Unconference

Social Media Strategery

We established the hashtag that we would use when blogging or Yammering about the Uconference. About a month before the Unconference, we sent an email out to the team asking for people to propose potential topics via the wiki. Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0

6 Lessons for Writing Irresistibly Magnetic Blog Post Headlines


Garret Moon proposes re-writing your blog headlines at least three times to A/B test your headlines using Twitter and email marketing. Using Twitter handles and hashtags in the headlines didn’t perform well for me either.

208: 5 Actionable Tips You Can Use to Get Better Results on Your Facebook Page


They’re probably not filling their feed with lots of hashtags, they’re probably not tagging 1,500 things. Just like the reader would use hashtags, you want to speak like them. That would be my second tip, is to avoid hashtags and then those links that Facebook doesn’t like. The amount of potential proposed is the same. Get Better Facebook Page Results With These 5 Actionable Tips.

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