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Memes: Tips to Help Them Go Viral

Spin Sucks

By Elizabeth Victor You may have noticed that your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media feeds have been dominated by images for the past year and a half. Many of them are memes—images or short videos combined with text that often depict a popular celebrity, figure, or phrase. Memes may seem like frivolous Internet fun, but they can be powerful viral marketing tools.

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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.” Dissecting the meme. What makes a meme popular? Making Memes.

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The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

I am a social media advocate. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved. Susan didn’t even know the image had gone viral until she saw another Facebook friend shared the meme on April 22. But before they did, between these two pages the meme was shared more than 4,000 times, and had received more than 2,300 likes.

2015 Social Media Predictions

Spin Sucks

Social Media Predictions. And since we’re already spending so much time looking forward this month as we dug into the nitty gritty of planning, I thought, why not also take some time to make some social media predictions? I might as well get those social media predictions done. A New Meme Will Backfire. There Will Be New Social Media Networks.

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. It would probably be useful to cover the basics first, such as: What’s a meme? Why Does It Work?

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5 Safe Social Media Tasks for Business Leaders

Unspoken

A BRANDFog survey found that 82 percent of consumers trust a company more if its leadership engages on social media and 77 percent said leadership’s social media presence makes them more likely to buy. It’s clear that consumers want leaders to be online – but what about the inherent “fishbowl” risks of social media? There are ways that leaders can tap into resources like social media, however, and still come off as professional and in control. What ways do you boost your leadership clout through social media?

35 Great Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 35 Great Social Media Infographics by Pam Dyer on March 3, 2010 Share Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. The Social Engagement Spectrum 2. The Social Media Effect 4. Social Marketing Compass 5. Anyone?

Meme time! How are you going to change the world in 2012?

SocialFish

I don’t know if Craig Newmark intended this post to be a meme, but what the hey, I’m taking that ball and running with it. For obvious social good reasons, but also to advance our specific professions and industries, and to advance the nonprofit industry as well. som social media peeps. Great inspiration here – large and small count!! For others.

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Orchestrating Viral Social Media? Claiming #AlexFromTarget

Spin Sucks

If you’re friends with any teenaged girls on social media, you may have heard about #AlexFromTarget. And, as #AlexFromTarget picked up steam, it turned into a full-on meme with plenty of funny variations and jokes. Claiming Credit for Viral Social Media? Did Breakr pile on when they saw an interesting viral social media trend gaining traction?

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7 Warning Signs That Your Blog Needs Better Social Media Management

Idaconcpts

There is no one way to do social media right, but there are a million ways to get it wrong. If you’re guilty of any of the offences below, it’s time to step up your social media game and start getting the results your blog deserves. No one is interacting with you on social media. Your social media feeds are deserted. Social Media social medi

20 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Storytelling

Buffer Social

But can we actually tell a story on social media? Is it possible to narrate a story with social media posts that are supposed to be short and sweet? It turns out there are many ways to use social media for storytelling! In this post, I’d love to share 20 actionable ways to use social media for storytelling. . Ready to dive in? Twitter.

4 Social Media Management Strategies for Mobile Consumers

agora pulse

How many social media management strategies REALLY incorporate mobile users? Marketing Land reported that nearly 80 percent of social media time is now spent on mobile devices. Therefore, when they check their social media accounts, it includes short time intervals. If not, your business will get lost among all the other social noise. Image Credit.

The Six Most Irrational Social Media Concerns of Brands

Webbiquity SMM

Note: the following is an excerpt from the book The Social Employee by Cheryl and Mark Burgess. The first step toward transitioning to a culture full of empowered social employees is to address some of the most common concerns brands face when considering going social. If brands have anything to fear, it’s not social media, but losing touch with customers.

Always Up-to-Date Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Sprout Social

Whether it’s a brand promotion, video, news update or even a meme, visual content rules the social media landscape. What has become so important is effectively conveying your brand on social media through images and video. It’s hard to cut and paste an image and reuse it across all of your social networks unless you have a tool like Landscape. Tumblr.

5 Ways Social Media is Used to Mislead or Misinform

Waxing UnLyrical

I have a confession to make: I’m not 100% in love with social media. Don’t get me wrong, social media. Using social media to lie is unfortunately easy. The Fake Facebook Meme. Facebook memes are scary because they can be used to justify almost any fact, are easy to make viral, and are hard to argue with due to the speed with which they are created.

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When Social Media Turns Into A Nightmare

Kikolani

Social media is changing the way we do business. Social media has made it easier for businesses to expand their market—reaching otherwise unreachable areas—without massive marketing costs. These scenarios are major reasons why more businesses choose to partner with a social media management agency. Why do your business social media accounts matter?

How to Prioritize Your Social Media To-Do List

Simply Measured

I’m often asked: With so much to do and so little time to do it all in, how do you prioritize your social media tasks? While researching the best cat GIF’s and 90s memes can be fun, there is real work to be done and it can get very overwhelming on a medium that never stops. To fit this model, a social strategy must be in place. General social listening.

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8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media. Paper.li: This content curation tool will help you find, customize, and publish content on the web or social media in a zap. Cool Social Tools ImplementationCheck ‘em out! The trap.it

How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

Katie Lance

Have you ever said this to yourself, “I’ll just check Facebook really quick…” only to realize that you’ve wasted a half-hour watching Jimmy Fallon videos and reading silly memes? I know a lot of us like social media – in fact we more than like it, according to statistics, we are more active than ever before on social media.

Sh*t Social Media People Say

Firebelly

The sh*t people say meme won’t die. Let’s take a look at some of the top videos about what “social media people” say. Sh*t Social Media Experts Say. Sh*t A Social Media Community Manager Says. Sh*t Social Media Pros Say. And that’s okay. People are saying some funny stuff.

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Drastically Improve your Social Media Success

Peg Fitzpatrick

Can you drastically improve your social media success with one tip? Social media success isn’t gained by posting the most memes or SnapChat stories. Users should be self-aware that positive self-presentation is an important motivation in using social media, so it is to be expected that many users would only post positive things about themselves.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases.

4 Social Media Tactics That Are Going Away Like the Landline

Convince & Convert

I also remember when Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook were the only social media platforms that marketers really needed to pay attention to. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you four social media tactics that are going away like the landline. is about social media, and guess what people like to be social about? Social Narcissism.

Content Curation Strategies for Social Media Managers

Spin Sucks

From a business point-of-view, social media is the marketer’s messiah. And while social media can be extremely rewarding for a business, it can also be a tad bit frustrating. With everything in the social world moving so quickly, it’s not always easy to be effective, especially if you don’t have a sound content curation and sharing strategy.

Quiz: Social Media and Voice

Laurel Papworth

Social Media & Voice: In the Attention Economy, if your content is boring (or at least not educational in some way) your engagement is going to suck. And if engagement sucks, social media pays it no never mind. Naughty – cheeky funny, viral, memes. Online Communities social media funny videos voice Competitions etc. Any others?

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6 Creative Social Media Tactics to Produce Better Content

Sprout Social

Marketers are under a lot of pressure to make sure their campaigns get noticed on social media. With so many businesses active across all social platforms, the content you’re publishing has to be more innovative, creative and engaging than ever. Here are six social media tactics you should adopt: 1. Showcase Your Personality With Images, GIFs & Memes.

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How to Know If Your Brand Should Hop on a New Social Media Trend

Ignite Social Media

Trends can be found everywhere but social media is the best place to find the freshest and most relevant trends today. The client is emailing you, asking if their brand should jump on the new social media trend that everyone seems to be talking about. Sometimes a social media trend seems like a perfect fit for a brand, such as Subway and #NationalSandwichDay.

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. You will notice that many of these memes include a branded logo or text, which is a great way to spread the word.

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

Buffer Social

The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention ( Peach ) or become part of our daily lives ( Snapchat ). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust! And here’s the even crazier part: The graphic (from Buddy Media) is four years old.

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Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

Social media is expected to play a huge role in this year’s tournament, and we’ve compiled some of the most popular and creative marketing campaigns centered around the event: Hyundai’s dedicated Tumblr site will release 120 pieces of football related artwork including GIFs, quotes, illustrations and short films throughout the 2014 World Cup.

33 Ways Your Social Media Plan Will Make You More Successful

Convince & Convert

You already know a social media plan can really help you share your content and connect with your audience. In fact, a solid social media plan helps us at CoSchedule get 31.5 So how can you actually build a social media plan that works for you? And we’re giving it to you for free right now: Get your free social media plan template now!

Newsjacking: The Good, the Bad, and the Superbowl

Spin Sucks

What could the deaths of innocent people or the downing of an aircraft REALLY teach you about PR/marketing/social media? Oh, the memes. Related Stories Influencer Relations: Tips to Extend Your Current Campaigns Use Media Relations to Get on the First Page of Google Eight PR Sins Every PR Pro Should Avoid. By Lindsay Bell I hate newsjacking. Like, viscerally hate it.

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The Significance of a Social Media Revolt: How Binders Full of Women Exploded

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In an election this close, at this late a stage, where women represent the majority of the undecided, the significance of this spasm on social media is hard to overestimate. We saw a preview of the Binders backlash on social media earlier this month in the vice presidential debate. Featured Social MediaThis is a guest post by Ralph Fascitelli. points.

Social Media Time Management: The Best-Kept Secrets Revealed for Curating, Creating and Promoting Hot Content

Katie Lance

So, how can we be most effective with our time when it comes to social media, stay up to date with the latest and greatest, build engagement with our customers and clients, generate new leads – AND do everything else we need to do in our day-to-day job? How can you be effective in social media and not have it be a complete time suck? Systems are key. Twitter.

Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

SocialFish

I am SO excited to present the first post in an ongoing series of interviews of Association Social Media Managers. 2) Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage? AOTA participates in a variety of social sites: Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , Instagram , LinkedIn, and Youtube.

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Social Media and Electronic Discovery: A New Nightmare

SocialFish

A CSI webinar, Social Media & New Communications Risks in the Enterprise: Mitigating Data Loss Dangers , identified electronic discovery (e-discovery) as another social media risk to be considered. Unique Nature of Social Media. Emails and social media messages are often poorly written and incriminating. Social Media E-Discovery.

How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] | pamorama

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] by Pam Dyer on July 12, 2010 Share Social media sites are having a powerful effect on our lives. Women are online and interacting on social sites just as much — if not, more — than their male counterparts. Corey J. Don’t you agree?

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. A social media manager does a lot, but when I tell people what I do I always get the same reaction, “Oh, so you play on Facebook all day.”

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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9 Unique Ways to Explain Social Media Marketing to Pretty Much Anyone (Even Your Boss)

Buffer Social

Quick quiz for social media marketers : Raise your hand if you’ve ever been asked, “So, you get paid to go on Facebook?”. People get social media. But it seems many are still bewildered by social media marketing. Plus most people use social media for fun, so social media’s place in business can seem suspicious. Be patient.