6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing
JUNE 17, 2015
The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher. So what could possibly go wrong with brand publishing? But how do they do this effectively?
The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift
MAY 12, 2016
Instagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. But why do social networks feel the need to change their core functionality and design? Why social networks change (and why we keep coming back). Why social networks need to change. Some loved it. Over to you.
6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”
JUNE 15, 2015
published it. All of those fancy auto-post social tools can lull us into a false sense of confidence. In fact, publishing your article is just the first step. Once it’s done, there will be more and more work marketing it, exploring new channels , scaling what you have already found effective, delegating what you think can be delegated, etc. Email Marketing Tools.
Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead
AUGUST 8, 2012
But the one thing that we’ve both agreed on is the importance of publishing of our content, regardless of where it came from. Publishing is the overall approach of content and conversation. It’s more than just publishing a post to your blog, or uploading a video to YouTube. This last part is important, because that’s where social media is taking us.
Top social networks: Guide to images for company pages
The Way of the Web
MAY 13, 2013
Are you setting up social network profiles for your business? Or maintaining social media which already exists? If you’re updating your company logos, re-branding, or simply want to change images to give your page a refresh, then it’s important to ensure you know the right image dimensions, file sizes and positioning for each social network.
7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Publishers
NOVEMBER 16, 2010
Paras has been doing some interesting work with A/B testing and conversion rate optimization so I thought it would be good to get some tips for publishers from him. Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) is perhaps the easiest method to increase revenue without pouring extra dollars into paid marketing campaigns. In other words ad revenue is what publishers aim to optimize.
12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared
JANUARY 19, 2015
In the never ending search for tools to make social media management simpler, I decided to research several tools that help you update multiple social media networks in one place. In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. Social Media Tools Compared.
Facebook to Test Mid-Roll Video Ads in Publishers’ Video Posts (Report)
JANUARY 9, 2017
Sources told Peter Kafka of Recode the social network will begin testing a new mid-roll video ad format on videos posted by publishers. According to Kafka, the mid-roll ads will appear after users have watched at least 20 seconds of publishers’ videos, and the social network and the publishers will share revenue from the ads, which will be sold by Facebook. Advertising/Marketing Facebook ad revenue Mid-Roll Mid-Roll Video Ads Peter Kafka Publishers Recode revenue Video Ads Videos YouTubeImage courtesy of Shutterstock.
Fad Four: 4 Social Networks You’ve Probably Forgotten About
Ignite Social Media
AUGUST 24, 2016
New social networks pop up every now and then, leading the marketing and tech blogging world to collectively proclaim it as the next big thing. In this post, I want to pour one out for the fallen warriors of social media innovation. Speaking of February, Yo hasn’t published anything on their Facebook page since then, though they maintain an active presence on Twitter.
Translation and Localization Tips for Publishers
DECEMBER 15, 2010
I asked Christian to provide some tips for publishers looking to expand their presence in international markets. To reach an overseas readership online publishers must ensure that they properly localize their content. If your publication uses a lot of ‘people’ imagery it is important that it properly reflects the people of the country you are publishing in. For example, if you are publishing a magazine about human resources management it might seem odd to readers in Japan if all the images depict European workers. Using social media.
Offsite Content Marketing: Six Tactics to Reach New Audiences
JANUARY 28, 2015
The comments were alive with things such as “the Internet is over-valued,” which means comments and social shares are too, and without those things, you’re losing out on important data to help guide your content. In the meantime, it’s important to talk about offsite content marketing—or promoting the content you create in other places around the web. Comments!
87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012
OCTOBER 16, 2012
Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. Increase use of video marketing? What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. Marketing Pilgrim ). Social networks and blogs In the U.S
How to Use Google+ to Update All Major Social Networks
JUNE 11, 2012
We tend to use social networks as channels that feed into each other, with certain channels for posting content and others for re-publishing it. The hub is the source of the data, and the spokes are the individual channels where that data is published. The hub might represent a blog or Twitter feed, and all the spokes separate social media channels.
79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012
AUGUST 18, 2012
Note: a slightly shorter version of this compilation was recently published as a guest post on Jeff Bullas’ blog. Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. And…even social media itself. What marketing technique generates leads with the highest close ratio?
Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both
AUGUST 20, 2011
Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 11 How Are People Using Twitter? As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences.
Engaging Brand 427 - Guy Kawasaki talks Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur
MARCH 24, 2013
Welcome back to The Engaging Brand podcast covering social marketing , business ideas and brand marketing tips but before we start. Today I talk to Guy Kawasaki about how to self publish a book by being an Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur and discuss . Will self publishing merge with publishing eventually? The publisher/ author relationship.
The Future Of Books And Publishing
NOVEMBER 13, 2011
Along with starting one of the most interesting open source projects, LibriVox (for audio books based on books in the public domain), Hugh also works on book and publishing start-ups. The book publishing industry is going through dramatic change and digitization. With that comes some fascinating lessons for marketers and marketing. book publishing. digital marketing. marketing. marketing over coffee. new marketing labs. online social network. social media 101. social media marketing. blogging.
New Facebook Open Graph tags for writers and publishers
The Way of the Web
JUNE 21, 2013
You may be familiar with the Author and Publisher tools which Google+ offer to websites, and now Facebook has added some additional tools for publishers, journalists and writers to boost their content on the social network. When the article is shared in News Feed, a “like” button is displayed so people can like the publisher page.
Manage & Publish Your Team’s Social Images With Sprout’s Asset Library
OCTOBER 6, 2016
When it comes to sharing engaging content, social media marketers understand the importance of compelling visuals. But how do you efficiently manage your visual assets to ensure your entire social marketing team is able to organize, find and share your brand’s creative? In the meantime, stay tuned for more updates to our publishing suite coming soon.
104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. In response, marketers are producing an increasing amount and variety of content to support all stages of the decision process. What do marketers rate as the single most valuable SEO tactic? Social Fresh ).
23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. How are social media marketing best practices evolving?
21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without
JULY 13, 2016
Are you in charge of getting your company’s social media marketing up and running? Using social media to grow your business, generate leads and build a brand may seem like a huge task, and in some ways it is. But there are steps you can follow to improve your chances of success, which will help you take advantage of everything social media has to offer. Helpful.
Social Media News Ticker: Facebook To Buy WhatsApp, LinkedIn Opens Publishing To All Members
The Realtime Report
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn: LinkedIn opens its publishing platform to all members. Twitter announces its Marketing Platform Program, a rebranding of its ads API - Twitter has rebranded the ads API program it launched a year ago, and given it a new website (TechCrunch).
Traffic Rises 350% Year-Over-Year For Social Publisher BuzzFeed
The Realtime Report
DECEMBER 3, 2013
Calling itself “the social news and entertainment company,” BuzzFeed demonstrated last month that whatever the publisher’s formula may be, it’s working. A recent shift in Facebook’s algorithm has helped drive traffic to major publishers , and BuzzFeed is seeing some serious benefits from the change. Marketing itself as “the hottest, most social content on the web ,” BuzzFeed offers “breaking buzz and the kinds of things you’d want to pass along to your friends.” What’s your take? By 2016.
11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011
Buzz Marketing for Technology
DECEMBER 8, 2010
Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. Enjoy!
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. Events are a great way to attract customers, so make the most of them with social media The art and science of managing and marketing events has evolved a lot in recent years.
Social Media is Key to B2B Content Marketing [Report]
JUNE 1, 2013
91% of B2B marketers now use social media as a content marketing tool. B2B marketers are distributing their content on social networks more than ever before. Content marketing is the art of communicating with your customers and prospects without selling. LinkedIn is the top social network when it comes to B2B content marketing.
Instagram’s New Algorithm – What You Need to Know
MARCH 23, 2016
Of course, users tend to prefer what they’re used to on social networks and aren’t very welcoming to change , so this may pass. It also coincided with the release of the Apple News app , which has recently opened its doors to all publishers. From a brand perspective, it is unquestionably going to become more complicated to market on Instagram. What This Means for Brands.
The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools
JANUARY 24, 2017
While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. HubSpot has noted Twitter has more than 300 million active monthly users, and “accounts for 16% of referrals to longer articles from social sites and 14% for shorter news articles.” ” — Buffer Social.
25 Excellent Content Marketing Tools for Your Brand
MARCH 23, 2014
Successful content marketing initiatives have many moving parts. The good news is that there are many content marketing tools available to help you streamline the process. The team at Social Media Strategies Summit researched the marketplace of content creation, curation, promotion and distribution, and tracking/analytics tools to assemble the infographic below. Curata (paid).
12 (of the) Best Content Marketing Infographics of 2013
DECEMBER 16, 2013
Content marketing is more than just text of course, and infographics have become one of the most popular non-text formats. How do infographics fit with other content marketing tactics? What are some of the best tools and resources to help marketers create compelling infographics? Infographics About Content Marketing. Pam is a content marketing rockstar.
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.
Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’
OCTOBER 1, 2010
The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Or do I interpret this wrong?
20 Expert LinkedIn Guides
JULY 7, 2014
LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. 7 Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking. ” The Secret Benefit of LinkedIn Endorsements by The Social Media Hat.
Five Best Practices for Start-Up Content Marketing
DECEMBER 8, 2014
By Cristian Rennella It’s been nearly eight years since elMejorTrato launched, and from the first moment we focused on content marketing as a main strategy for our growth. But we also made lots of mistakes, which provided lessons in what not to do with start-up content marketing. Following are the five most important lessons for you to use in your own content marketing.
Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014
JANUARY 10, 2014
Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. With my first hand experience working with so many businesses, I am giving you my most important social media and digital marketing tips that will help you increase your online footprint, exposure and bottom line in 2014 for your business. In short: social media is human interaction.
Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JANUARY 5, 2012
In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. HubSpot has recently launched a most amazing Marketing Grader tool to help you measure the effectiveness of your website. About to Publish a Post?
Pew Research Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Pew Research News Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks and Twitter by Adam Sherk on September 13, 2010 The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has published the results of its latest survey on news consumption and related topics.
How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks
Convince & Convert
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
That means the founders are also the marketers, the SaaS developers are also building the startup’s website and blog, and an office manager basically becomes the vice president of miscellaneous things. Here are 13 data-backed growth hacks we learned at CoSchedule while building our social media marketing plan. Mix Up Your Social Messages. highlight to tweet).
The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy
DECEMBER 9, 2015
A staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. The sheer amount of traffic that social media sites see every day makes it an insurmountable task to manage multiple social profiles manually. Happy Friday!