2018

Once Upon a Time …: The Art of Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Elena Bosch. The art of storytelling is rooted in the origins of every society. As far back as history can reach, humans have used storytelling to teach the next generation, to connect with others, to protect their culture and much, much more.

Why Justin Trudeau’s Trevor Noah tweet is brilliant

Sherrilynne Starkie

When the government announces new funding for a children’s charity there is usually a news release, a press conference and a photo opportunity of some description. The media will break the story. The political opposition will provide a critical soundbite. Spin doctors will provide colour and context.

8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018

SocialFish

Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. This is especially true for business organizations that want to open social media accounts today in an already crowded marketplace.

The Fear, Self-Doubt and Infinite Rewards of Paternity Leave

Dave Fleet

This past weekend Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving, and for me it was a special one as this was our first Thanksgiving since welcoming our son to the world. It was also my first weekend after returning to work from three months of paternity leave.

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

What’s the Right Social Media Scheduling Tool for Your Business?

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Lilach Bullock. With so many different social media scheduling tools to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Every business has its own set of goals when it comes to social media marketing, so it makes sense that they’d use different tools based on those objectives.

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How to Unite B2B PR and Content Marketing for Powerful Results

Meltwater

There’s an interesting proverb that I stumbled on recently: “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” ” When you boil it down, there’s a lot to be said… Read More >>>.

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What’s the best social media marketing tool for scheduling your updates?

Janet Fouts

Guest post via the remarkable Lilach Bullock. With so many different social media marketing tools to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right solution; one that helps you save time and helps you improve your results.

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[SOLVED] Uploading Photos To Instagram AND Responding To Comments From Your Laptop Or Desktop

SocMed Sean

As you probably, Instagram is really a mobile-based application, which means it’s difficult to upload photos to Instagram from your PC or Mac. There is a web version of Instagram, but it is VERY limited as to feature-funtionaly, really just letting you view photos and read comments.

The Right Social Media Image Sizes to Create the Perfect Profiles and Content in 2018

Devumi

Social media image sizes have a significant effect on the level of engagement you get from your visual content. Here is a useful infographic to guide you in choosing the right sizes for your images and videos.

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Your Facebook Page Organic Reach is Dropping (But Not Really)

Jon Loomer

Today, Facebook announced an update to Facebook page organic reach reporting that will result in numbers that will be up to 20-percent lower than what is normally reported. Before you freak out, let’s be clear: Nothing is really changing. Organic Reach Reporting Change.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Creative Storytelling: Picture This: It’s Not Just the Words – It’s What You Do with Them

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Mary Wascavage. Every morning I listen to the Elvis Duran Morning Show on my way in to work. I like to be entertained throughout my commute, and Duran’s show doesn’t disappoint. It’s talk-show-meets-freak-show with popular contemporary music added in for good measure.

What every consultant should know about social media analytics

Sherrilynne Starkie

The kind of people who are attracted to a career in PR tend to be ‘right-brained’, that is intuitive, creative and subjective. That’s why they are great at relationships, writing and coming up with inventive campaign ideas.

5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand? I imagine most of us would agree that we’d like to see our social media channels perform better than they are now. Let’s up our social media game this year! Here are a few ideas: 1.

In Search of Hiring Excellence: Choosing the Best from the Best

Dave Fleet

Building a successful team is one of the most important things you do as a manager, but it is also one of the most challenging. People are hard – and interviews aren’t always the best ways to get a real sense of the person – but in many cases that is what we have on which to base our decisions. At the beginning of this year we set out to fill a senior role on our Digital team.

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Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

How B2B Brands Can Drive More Leads This Year

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Brandon Brown. In survey after survey, year after year, lead generation is a top priority for B2B brands. No matter how big or small, B2B businesses can’t survive without new leads. Generating high-quality leads is essential to get more sales and more revenue.

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Top 5 Instagram Marketing Trends CMOs Should Prepare for in 2018

Meltwater

If your brand still doesn’t have a social media marketing strategy in place, you’re falling behind. Social media has become an integral element of every brand’s digital marketing strategy (and… Read More >>>.

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Marketing Mix Tape: Do These 6 Things to Bring More Traffic to Your Website Now

Firebelly

Mix tapes were and are labors of love – carefully curated, tested and re-recorded – all with the intent of a certain desired listening experience. Whether it was for a friend, a parent or a significant other – these were designed with an intended result.

The path to happiness and well-being. #MindfulSocial With Rick Hanson

Janet Fouts

On the #MindfulSocial podcast this week I talk with Dr. Rick Hanson, Ph.D. about learning to actually change the structure of our brain through positive neuroplasticity and ways we can learn from our experiences to have more well-being, happiness and emotional balance in our lives.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Can Every Blog Benefit From Pinterest? The SocMedSean Pinterest Experiment

SocMed Sean

Pinterest…it’s kinda the bane of my existence as a social media blogger. Not because I don’t like the platform, but more because I’m totally jealous of those who get to use it to drive mad-traffic to their blogs.

Everything You Need to Know About the New Instagram Algorithm

Jenn's Trends

There’s really only one way to say this: THERE IS NO NEW INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM Seriously. What happened in January 2018 was an update to the Facebook algorithm. In case you weren’t aware of this obviously true statement: Instagram and Facebook are NOT the same thing. Yes, Facebook owns Instagram.

6 Tips to Strengthen Your Social Media Strategy for 2019

Social Media Today

Here are some tips to help you optimize your social media marketing strategy for 2019 - including some key elements you may have overlooked

The 4-1-1 on the (Not So) New Marketing Trend: Influencer Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Dawn Buzynski. If you are a communications pro, I don’t need to tell you that influencer marketing is hot and could soon outpace traditional paid media spend.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Must have graphic design skills for social media consultants

Sherrilynne Starkie

Great social media consultants don’t have to be RGD-certified, but they do need to have considerable design know-how. They should also have some basic design skills to bring to marketing and communications projects. It takes a lot of design knowledge to develop a social media strategy and plan a program. For example, there are dozens (probably 100s) of format requirements for the various social networks and platforms.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on MC Talks. ——-. There are thousands upon thousands of associations out there, but one thing all associations have in common: They all want to grow! Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes.

Learners donat generally understand how to assess.

Dave Fleet

You’ll be operating with the leading academic writing team within the business in addition to your documents will likely be top quality. The purpose of the business alone makes this one of the greatest article services. On obtaining that assignment, the following hunt is for an online sites.

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12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point.

Social Media Content: Post Now, Schedule, or Queue?

agora pulse

Are there only two types of social media managers? You might imagine one type, the managers who post everything in the moment. They are always on, have their phone ready in their back pocket to whip out at any moment.

Who runs the social intelligence world?

Audiense

For some time we’ve been discussing Social Intelligence on this blog: social data, insights extracted from social networks, social listening. are recurring subjects in our content.

On celebrating the holidays, wishes and realities of #Caregiving

Janet Fouts

I’ve been thinking a lot about how this holiday season affects everyone in different ways, no matter what our faith. For some, it is a season of generosity and giving. Enjoying the act of giving for others and accepting the warm feeling that it brings can fill a person’s heart with joy.

[SOLVED] How Do I Permanently Change Gmail Back To The Classic View?

SocMed Sean

NOTE: The old way of changing back to the Classic view of Gmail doesn’t work anymore. There are tons of blog posts telling people about this out-of-date-method and Google has started removing that temporary option.

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3 Powerful Benefits of a Facebook Remarketing Campaign

Harp Interactive

If you’re like most of us, while scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed, you’ve seen ads for the very same products or services you had recently been viewing online. Ready to add Facebook remarketing as part of your advertising strategy?

2019 Visual Trends to be Aware of [Infographic]

Social Media Today

As you go about planning your 2019 approach, it's worth taking note of the latest visual and design trends to help ensure your efforts stand out

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