How To Use Memes to Promote Your Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A meme, according to Merriam Webster Dictionary , is “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.” ” Originally coined by evolutionary biologist and ethologist Richard Dawkins in the 1970s, a meme is something with which just about every member of a culture is familiar. For example, the simple act of swinging a hammer to drive in a nail would be considered a meme, or the way Bostonians pronounce the word “car.”

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Memejacking: How to Get Started Marketing with Memes

Waxing UnLyrical

Memes are one of those things. For most of us, memes are a trifling way to spend the day: a source of laughter or, albeit less frequently, inspiration. For marketers, memes may have come to represent something very different: an “in” with the “Internet culture” crowd.

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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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Meme's - What makes an idea 'shareable'?

Engaging Brand

For me the work of Susan Blackmore in The Meme Machine gives us incredible insight. It likens how human beings have evolved to what ideas need to create an 'idea meme'. . The world is full of ideas.that means that only some will be turned into meme's.

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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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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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The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

Susan didn’t even know the image had gone viral until she saw another Facebook friend shared the meme on April 22. ” After she saw the meme, Susan started reporting the image and private messaging pages on Facebook with a request that they take down the image and/or meme.

Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

While Facebook may not provide quick-witted memes or cuts of hilarious videos like other platforms, it can take brands to the next level. Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers.

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Blogger's Block Should be a Meme

Net-Savvy Executive

Fred Wilson posted a simple request yesterday and got an amazing response. He wrote that he was experiencing Blogger's Block , and he asked his readers to suggest topics. The response? Over 360 comments (so far), suggesting and discussing more topics than Fred will be able to write about in a year.

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Why I Write - Blog Hop "Old Fashion" Meme

Diva Marketing Blog

When BBF Yvonne DiVita, author/founder of Lipsticking and BlogPaws , asked me to play along on an ''old fashion'' blog meme or blog hop, I immediately said yes. Blog memes were popular before blogs were social media.

How to Create Your Brand Memes: Social Media Marketing Icons

Shift Digital

Having a standout visual marketing strategy is an important part of building your personal brand’s visibility according to a recent article, How to Create Brand Memes for Social Media Marketing , by the Personal Branding Blog. Creating a graphic brand meme is a great way to create a memorable brand for your customers, a popular way to reach audiences. Here are several ways memes can help your personal brand stand out from the rest. Customize Your Brand Memes.

5 Safe Social Media Tasks for Business Leaders

Unspoken

Take a look at a few safe ways that leaders can harness the power of social technology to advance their companies: Post motivational quotes and memes. Post a quote or meme that has universal appeal and represents the leadership traits like determination, hard work, and courage. Influence Internet marketing Social Media Adobe Photoshop Air quotes Beyoncé Knowles brand Colloquialism Corporate communication Hashtag Meme social media twitter

Seven Minutes To Viral Video Success

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In this TED Talk , Allocca spends a little over seven minutes walking us all through the fascinating world of YouTube, viral videos and the longevity of a meme. memes. kevinallocca memes onlinevideo tedtalk viralmarketing viralvideo youtube

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Journalism Is Not Content Marketing

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Fake Facebook memes often get much more traction and distribution than the proper news stories that are written about it to correct the error. I'm a rare breed. I started off my professional career as a journalist. The truth is, that I still don't have the courage to call myself a journalist.

Twitter and TV Superfans (Study)

SocialTimes Twitter

Karp wrote, “Fans engage in the TV conversation all the time, whether it’s getting pumped for the upcoming show or watching sneak peeks before the episode airs, seeing what the actors or other fans are saying or following memes and hashtags after the show.”. How do “superfans” of television show behave on Twitter, and what should marketers do to tap them? Twitter teamed up with Vizeum and Dentsu Aegis Network to find out.

The meme-ing of Christmas

The Way of the Web

I’d been meaning to write about how social networks really do seem to have killed something with regards to blogging – the blog meme. Rather than posting and tagging people to get their opinions, which used to happen a lot a couple of years ago, people are just asking the same questions on Twitter and Facebook. Bit of a shame for longer answers (And the chance to get some backlinks!). And then Eaon tagged me in a blog meme.Originally started by Rob Campbell. Bugger.

Speakin' Like Them

Social Media Marketing

meme fun social media"If you wish to persuade me, you my think my thoughts, feel my feelings and speak my words." - Cicero I've previously cited this quote by Cicero as one that demonstrates the timelessness and universality of human nature.

Twitter Converts Vine Website Into Archive

SocialTimes Twitter

Jump into a classic meme , have a laugh or look up a profile. Twitter Web Video Animals Applications apps Archives art Comedy Editor's Picks Edits highlights memes Music and Dance Playlists Profiles Sports Videos Vine vine camera WeirdVine may be gone , but Vines live on.

How to Leverage the Power of Trending Topics

Convince & Convert

Working in social media over the years, I thought I had a handle on wacky holiday occasions and memes. He’s also the subject of a quirky internet meme that’s still going strong after four years. The best memes and trending topics make light of situations and human behavior.

Be The Brand That You Wish To See In The World

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And with that, comes many things: excuses, apologies, adapting policies, legalese, public relations, spin, consumer backlash, social media armchair quarterbacking, memes (oh, the memes), and the general piling-on of traditional media and the late night show crews. memes. Brands have done a wonderful job of stepping in it over the past little while, haven't they?

All About Internet Memes [Infographic] | pamorama

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact All About Internet Memes [Infographic] by Pam Dyer on August 31, 2010 Share Here’s an infographic by Online University that does a good job of describing Internet memes and the sites that host them.

Twitter to Live-Stream ELEAGUE Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Semifinals, Championship

SocialTimes Twitter

In addition to the live streaming, the @EL Twitter account will offer real-time highlights, GIFs, memes, statistics, score updates, Periscope content featuring ELEAGUE on-air talent and behind-the-scenes footage with players. Another day, another Twitter deal for live-streaming video , and this one is for eSports.

A Fascinating New Trend

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Have we become tired of LOLCats , Someecards and other random memes? Fascinating memes. The Internet provides a deep river of flowing memes that are fascinating (and funny) to watch. On top of that, the majority of these memes disappear without notice as well. Follow the memes. internet meme. brand content facebook internetmeme lolcats marketing marvingaye meme motivationalquote personaldevelopment someecards trend viral viralmarketing

There Are No Experts, Only More Experiences

Geoff Livingston

The reemergence of the social media expert meme was fueled by two well known voices who have had great successes in the past. Reality Social Media distraction meme red herring social media expertImage by timparkinson.

The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block

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Pushing beyond memes, Buzzfeed and Upworthy. memes. Writer''s block? Creative block? Can''t come up with something to create? Steven Pressfield hates the words "writer''s block." " He believes that we''re all just fighting the "resistance" to create something (writing, that new startup, a project, whatever). His books, The War of Art , Do The Work and others are all about "putting you ass where your heart is," as he calls it.

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Social Media Marketing

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A More Elegant Question About Facebook

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Big, big steps away from news feeds, status updates, emoticons and a place to share our memes and pictures of food and cats. Facebook wants to connect everybody. . That was the plan when Mark Zuckerberg moved the online social network out of his college dorm room, and into a business/something more substantive. Whether he knew what Facebook would become is questionable, at best (who could know that Facebook would have the profound effect that it has had on our society?).

With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal > With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme by Tamar Weinberg on March 31, 2008 Share As I was traveling on my last of three conferences, Chris Kieff tagged me on the 4×4 meme that’s going around.

Life After Digital

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Have we become heartless meme generating morons that are tearing apart the moral fabrics of our society? analytics barcode biography civilization cyberbullying data digitalbiography digitalrevenge digitaltechnology documentary globalnetwork instagram internetculture lifeafterdigital meme piracy recognitiontechnology selfie smartphone socialmedia technology theagendawithstevepaikin thewizardofoz tvo Social media and digital technology are ruining everything.

The Age of the Sycophant

Geoff Livingston

This is in spite of several free service that do the exact same thing from organizations like WordPress , Pushing Social and the Daily Meme , as well as free blog topic tips from leading voices like Copyblogger and Problogger.

Social Media Manager: How People See Me & What They Think I Do

Firebelly

The How People See Me/What People Think I Do meme is the new Sh*t People Say on Facebook. In the fun spirit of this new meme I’ve crafted one of my own.

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The Meme to End All Memes

Geoff Livingston

The anti-social media guru meme received a death wish from Shel Holtz last week. And we thought to ourselves why just stop with the anti-social media guru meme, there are so many rehashed tired conversations that could stand for a shorter shelf life. by Beth Harte and Geoff Livingston.

5 Reasons Snackable Content is (Still) Awesome

Visually SM

This social media content category might be composed of small, easy-to-consume chunks of information—think a tweet, or a Facebook video, or an Instagram meme—but it is nonetheless a mighty force for the good of your brand.

YouTube Tuesday: Jennifer Aniston Goes Viral for Smart Water

Firebelly

Today’s YouTube Tuesday video is the clever Jennifer Aniston Smart Water spot featuring nods to many popular viral videos and memes. Which memes would you have liked to see included in the video?

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Sh*t Social Media People Say

Firebelly

The sh*t people say meme won’t die. And that’s okay. People are saying some funny stuff. Let’s take a look at some of the top videos about what “social media people” say. I may be guilty of saying a few of these things myself. Sh*t Social Media Experts Say.

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Enough with the social media donuts already

Socialized

It doesn't take much to create a social media meme. If you have one of the few, exclusively available Facebook accounts, you've probably seen the "Social Media Explained" graphic that has been making the rounds. I could spend hours, but I won't, tracing its origin, which seems to be

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Does Social Media Activism work? Social Media for Awareness Raising #metoo

Laurel Papworth

Will the Harvey Weinstein issue raise awareness or bury us in memes? I friggin’ detest those Facebook “copy and paste if you care” memes.

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The Technology Part to Your Content Marketing Plan

Razor Social

Meme Generator. If you’re looking to add some humor to your content mix, try using memes! Memes are a great way to entertain and engage your audience on social media, and you can create them easily with one of the many available meme generators.

Top 12 Blog Posts Of 2012

Firebelly

Pinterest, Instagram and memes were popular topics. Here are the 12 most-read posts on our blog in 2012. Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting last year! We’re looking forward to more in 2013. Sh*t Social Media People Say. How To Run An Instagram Photo Contest.

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5 Ways Social Media is Used to Mislead or Misinform

Waxing UnLyrical

The Fake Facebook Meme. Most recently, I saw a meme claiming Coca Cola’s current formula is more addictive than its original formula, in spite of the fact that (admitted by the meme) the original formula contained cocaine.

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