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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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. Guest post by Jenelle Conner.

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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

Most people understand that LinkedIn is no longer just an online resume but a robust social network where professionals are able to connect, share and gather insights from others in their industry. Withing an hour I was seeing that 3rd degree connections were engaged with the meme.

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

Engaging Brand

What makes a blog post or other item in social media 'shareable'? 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'. . 7 Lively Loves of Social Marketing.

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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.

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Meme, Myself, and I: A Brand’s Guide to Using Memes

Ignite Social Media

One of those funny posts is likely to be a meme, which feels like the world’s largest inside joke. Memes are one of the gems that have come out of the internet over the last few years, so of course there’s room for brands to be in on the joke as well.

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better

SocialFish

It’s somewhat in trend these days to keep talking about how social media actually made us lonely. We keep sharing examples and funny memes on how people used to meet each other in person and these days everyone just keeps staring into their phones. Social Learning

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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. Your social media feeds are deserted.

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. Social Web Involvement 9.

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. Quit using social media?

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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. There’s a lot of competition with people on social media and who work in social media.

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? Social media and in particular Facebook & Twitter raising awareness of issues that womens’ nonprofits have being trying to direct attention to FOREVER. Hello social media.

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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. Why do your business social media accounts matter?

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. The idea behind Storify is to do exactly that by curating content over 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.

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The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a refresher course on social media etiquette — and perhaps real-life etiquette also. Here are some egregious sins that you must not perform on social media sites. Perhaps that why I love social sites so!?

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.

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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? Pick one or two social media platforms and go ALL IN.

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! Resources Social Media Marketing

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. Social Narcissism.

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.

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.

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. In fact, social media was ranked as people’s top choice for customer care in our Q2 2016 Index. How to be Successful on Social.

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. Social Media Image Sizes Per Network.

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.

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.

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.

Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

Memes will also play a large roll on the site; a new tool allows users to either design their own art or remix existing illustrations, and share them across different social media platforms.

How to Create a Budget for Social Media Marketing

Simply Measured

2560 1340 With its ease of use and access to billions of active users, it’s no surprise that social media has become a powerful marketing venue. Businesses and marketers are spending more than ever on social media marketing , but that’s no guarantee of success. Spend wisely by creating a comprehensive social media marketing budget to ensure that you’re getting value out of every dollar. Social Marketing

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?

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. Memes.

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.

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!

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How to Establish Your Brand Voice on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

Creating a strong brand identity on social media has many facets, but one of the most important is the development of the brand voice. Here are a few steps for establishing your brand’s voice for social. This can help you determine how you frame your voice and content on social.

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?

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. Social Media E-Discovery.

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. ” Have a look: And if you haven’t checked out Sh*t Social Media People Say , be sure to do so!

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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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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?