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Memes: Tips to Help Them Go Viral

Spin Sucks

Many of them are memes—images or short videos combined with text that often depict a popular celebrity, figure, or phrase. Grumpy Cat , Bad Luck Brian , and Success Kid are all viral memes that have been remixed over and over again. Middle of the road subjects don’t do well in memes.

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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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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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Newsjacking: The Good, the Bad, and the Superbowl

Spin Sucks

I remember saying, upon hearing the news of the tragic events in Paris , “If I see one post that even bears a whiff of What Charlie Hebdo Taught Me About X I will gouge my eyeballs out with a melon baller.” Oh, the memes. By Lindsay Bell I hate newsjacking. Like, viscerally hate it.

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Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads


This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. Facebook issued news feed algorithm changes again and community managers everywhere are fighting the urge to melt their faces off.

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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.

Good News for Publishers: Facebook Continues to Reward High Quality Content


Earlier this week Facebook published a FYI update about more updates that they’ve been making (and are about to make) to what will show in users news feeds (thanks to Jen at FBAdslab for the tipoff). Good News for Publishers: Facebook Continues to Reward High Quality Content.

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The 2016 Personal Grateful Challenge

Spin Sucks

This year, though, Gini Dietrich did something a little bit differently, listed only 10, and included photos and memes. Related Stories Three Elements Every Customer Experience Strategy Must Have Fake News: How PR Pros Can Ethically Fight Back The PESO Model, Edward Bernays, and Lucky Strike.

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Facebook Users Prefer to Share Funny, Inspiring Content (Infographic)

SocialTimes Facebook

Men and women both like to share funny videos and news content. By contrast baby boomers are most likely to share political content and least likely to share satirical news or memes.

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The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block

Twist Image

Pushing beyond memes, Buzzfeed and Upworthy. There have been days that I have looked up at the clock - in the later part of the evening - only to realize that no topic, piece of news or anything has brimmed to the top and had me begging for a keyboard to blog. memes. Writer''s block? Creative block? Can''t come up with something to create? Steven Pressfield hates the words "writer''s block."

A More Elegant Question About Facebook

Twist Image

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. I consume my news via Bloglines.

The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

Buffer Social

And the memes started flowing. News and Trends Social Media MarketingInstagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. Some loved it. Others disliked it.

Euro 2016 on Twitter: 10 Great Accounts Every Fan Should Follow

Talkwalker SM

Euro 2016 is now well underway with every goal, incident and meme sending social media into a frenzy. Who: Parody account for sports news. Never miss another meme!

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Everyone Can Now Create Twitter Moments: Here’s All You Need to Know

Buffer Social

Moments were first released in October 2015, with Twitter and selected partners able to curate stories on a range of topics, including News, Sports, and Entertainment. Curating news and timely content. News and Trends Resources

Why Transmedia Is The New Viral Gold For Influencer Marketing

The Realtime Report

To break down this formula, let’s examine each part: Tastemakers (or recognized influencers) are mostly celebrities, talk show hosts, news anchors, thought leaders and politicians. Why Transmedia Is The New Viral Gold For Influencer Marketing By Dr. Chester Branch.

Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?


Facebook is Deleting Popular Meme Pages Without Warning | The Daily Dot. Seems there’s a crackdown and there’s no recourse if you’re a meme page owner. Pro Blogging NewsWhat a week!

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Who Are the Most-Mentioned NFL Teams, Players, and Brands on Social?

Simply Measured

The player was in the news for various reasons, from getting hit on his head, to flossing his teeth in the middle of games, to his choice of a certain hat at a post-game meet after the Panthers beat the San Francisco 49ers. . — NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) September 18, 2016.

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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Orchestrating Viral Social Media? Claiming #AlexFromTarget

Spin Sucks

And, as #AlexFromTarget picked up steam, it turned into a full-on meme with plenty of funny variations and jokes. Buzzfeed did a follow up story with an interview from Leonares , and the Breakr founder made more refuted claims about collaboration with people originally involved in the meme.

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The Most Talked-About Topics at the Republican National Convention 2016

Simply Measured

Soon after, #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes started trending as the conversation took hold and more comments and memes flooded the online space. News & Events Social Media Donald Trump Republican National Convention US Elections 2016

The Facebook Juggernaut: Exponential Growth + World's Leading News.


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact The Facebook Juggernaut: Exponential Growth + World’s Leading News Reader? An update indicates that ReadWriteWeb has hard numbers confirming that Facebook is already the largest news reader on the Web.)

Facebook’s Organic Reach Decline: How to Respond in 4 Steps


” Coupled with recent changes to the news feed algorithm, marketers are finding it harder and harder to generate organic buzz. Facebook has told marketers that they should consider paid distribution “to maximize delivery” of their messages in news feed.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. And you can use a variety of apps to automatically tweet that news ( Hootsuite and Buffer are tops)! Pass on good news tips to them too, not just from your org, but from your field in general.

Social Media & Government: Cutting Red Tape for Increased Citizen Engagement

Sprout Social

Social media isn’t just a way for us to send memes, find entertaining videos or keep up with the latest pop culture trends. If you want to make the public aware of new legislation, promote a cause or just inform citizens of important news, social media is the best place to do it.

What Would @CharlieSheen Tweet?

Social Media Marketing

Leaving aside that we now know the verb is "tweet," I attempted to jump-start a meme by creating my own ( What Would Sherlock Holmes Twitter? ) news crisis PR[ Editor's note: I originally prepared this post before Charlie Sheen got on Twitter.

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Facebook Audience Optimization: Better Engagement and Insights for Pages

Jon Loomer

You will then be shown something that looks like this… Note the instructions: Choose the people you’d like to reach in News Feed. These tags will theoretically help Facebook better prioritize content in the news feed. Use trending memes and hashtags.

What Sucks About Being a Communications Professional

Spin Sucks

Just think: There could be a meme out there people haven’t seen. Next up, a few favorite industry sources … some of the stuff our fave Crazies write… that could take up most of the day and I haven’t even gotten to the news, let alone fiction.

As Journalism Weakens, the Fifth Estate Strengthens

Geoff Livingston

Online news is now surpassing almost every media form in the United States with the exception of local TV, according to Pew. And in 2010, forty seven percent of Americans read news on their phones! Pre-order Geoff Livingston’s Welcome to the Fifth Estate today!

Repetition is In and Blogging Is Back

Debbie Weil

There’s something in the news that catches your eye. The blogging is dead meme pops up with regularity. Photo by Sydney Stokoe. One of the (feeble) reasons I give for not blogging frequently enough is that I don’t like to repeat myself.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media


Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience.

101 Marketing Tools and Technology Tips for 2017

Razor Social

Monitor and test news features on social media platforms. Create your own memes. Memes are everywhere, and online marketers are predominantly using them to entertain and engage their audience on social channels. Are you tired of all the fluff you read on marketing?

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The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

A smart news reader, powered by integrations. With its one-click meme feature, you can turn a video or a gif into your favorite meme in a blink of an eye. Simply select the meme and will add the captions and effects for you.

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Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

Ari Herzog

The constant parade of new verbs and nouns has been interesting: texting, “going viral,” mashups, memes, flashmobs, friending, unfriending, likes, retweets, crowdfunding, “add me,” rickrolling, circles, FollowFriday, hash tags, Pandora, Instagrams.

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Fewer PR Organizations Plan to Increase Focus on SEO and Social Media in 2011

Adam Sherk

There may also be a tendency for some PR pros to think that social media has reduced the need for SEO, as evidenced by the “SEO is Dead” memes that resurface from time to time. My Top 10 Posts of 2009 on News Media, SEO and Social Media.

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Dangers of Algorithmic Sourcing

Geoff Livingston

Algorithms impact our news choices, too. Here are just a few examples: Huffington Post and Mashable sourcing their news based on rising social media memes. The increasing pervasiveness of algorithms in everyday life disturbs me.

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Drastically Improve your Social Media Success

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media success isn’t gained by posting the most memes or SnapChat stories. When there’s a lot of horrible news or political drama, take a step back from the computer to connect with the important people in your life.

Social Awareness for the 21st Century – Reaching Out to a New Generation


Many spread uplifting memes, ‘like’ pages that have a positive social message and share images and videos that promote some useful cause. In today’s economy it is vitally important for businesses to promote a social message if they have any hope of reaching a new generation of consumers.

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Content Curation Strategies for Social Media Managers

Spin Sucks

Visual content tools such as Canva are of great use if you simply want to quickly create a pin for your Pinterest board or even a meme for Facebook. By Vasudha Veeranna. From a business point-of-view, social media is the marketer’s messiah.

Putting the Art in Article, Part I: Beginner Thou ART, Teach I Shall

Waxing UnLyrical

With the amount of free content creator tools on the web, there is no reason why you should not be putting images in your blog posts, articles, news releases or any other web content. Memes and GIFs. Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence.

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