2019

Top news in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

Each week I scan the hundreds of industry websites to keep abreast of the news. Here’s this week’s list of the most important, must-know social media news featuring LinkedIn, World Emoji Day, Instagram Sales and Instagram anti-bullying.

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Technology Makes Us Lazy Communicators

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Matt LaCasse. When Shonali reached out to me to ask if I’d write a guest post on technology in communication, I immediately jumped at the chance. My brain then said, “That’s like writing something about fish in the ocean, man.” Fair point.

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Four Benefits of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Brad Richardson. Social media marketing has come a long way over the past decade. It’s matured as a discipline been embraced by companies of all size, across industries, around the world. Image Credit: Photo Mix on Pixabay.

[DIGITAL TIPS] Combining SEO And PPC To Advance Your Marketing Strategy

SocMed Sean

SocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean [DIGITAL TIPS] Combining SEO And PPC To Advance Your Marketing Strategy The world of online marketing is a dynamic and ever-changing one. A digital marketing strategy that works fine month can perform poorly in the next.

SEO 224

Social Media Automation 101

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

Firebelly Wins Platinum In The 2019 dotCOMM Awards Competition

Firebelly

We’re excited to announce that Firebelly was named a platinum winner in the Social Branding Campaign category during the 2019 dotCOMM Awards competition. What are the dotCOMM Awards?

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How Storytelling Can Help Your Sales in 2019

yMarketingMatters

There are a lot of businesses out there that can offer consumers a solution that’s very similar to yours, right? Important note before I continue: “Consumer” applies to both B2C and B2B industry. At the end of the day, EVERYONE is a consumer! You are talking to people. Individuals.

B2B 194

6 Web Design Tips to Keep People on Your Website for Longer [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Improve your website visitor retention with these design insights and tips

Tips 168

How to deal with Gmail’s new Promotions Tab

SocialFish

Early this week, Gmail announced they were trialing a new functionality for their promotions tab for desktop. From the get-go, our entire Dev team signed up to kick the tires.

How To 193

Ecommerce Delivery: What Customers Really Want

The Realtime Report

Ecommerce Delivery: What Customers Really Want. When it comes to ecommerce, figuring out what customers really want is an imperative. Obviously, customers want quality products and cooperative customer service. But that’s what they’d expect from ecommerce sites as well as brick-and-mortar retailers.

Price 184

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.

Entrepreneurship and Making the Transition to Wellness #MindfulSocial With @HeidiSloss

Janet Fouts

As many of you know by now, my business has evolved considerably over the last few years, and life and work have grown markedly better. Because I’m focusing on what really matters to me, my family and my clients.

The easy way to produce eBooks

Sherrilynne Starkie

eBooks are proven to be great drivers of content marketing success. The good news is that creating beautifully designed lead magnets no longer takes special design skills or big budgets. The key to digital content success is in providing the target audience with real value.

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Stop Chasing the Glittery Disco Ball of Influencers: Consider Micro Influencers

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Debbie Friez. On the marketing dance floor, influencer marketing is all the craze-because it works. In fact, 58 percent of brands have seen improved brand awareness and perception from influencer marketing campaigns.

Why You Should Thoroughly Audit Your Social Media Presence

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Kevin Conner. Social media success isn’t nearly as random as it can seem. Most successful pages and brands have had a great deal of work put into them over time, along with solid decision-making in terms of content, post frequency, and who or what they tag.

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.

[ANSWERED] Troubleshooting Facebook Issues Like “No Photo Description Available” Or Photos Not Displaying

SocMed Sean

SocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean [ANSWERED] Troubleshooting Facebook Issues Like “No Photo Description Available” Or Photos Not Displaying Okay, I have had several questions today about this one. The reality is Facebook, and therefore Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing issues today.

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Three Tips for Outreaching to Influencers

Firebelly

Does your brand wants to work with influencers, but you don’t know what to say to them? Or maybe you already are reaching out to influencers, but you aren’t having a very good response rate? Use these three tips for outreaching to influencers to help elevate your influencer program.

When was the Customer Experience ever NOT a Priority?

Direct Marketing Observations

I have a hard time processing statements like this: “Meeting the expectations of today’s consumer is tricky business.” ” These are really common types of statements in today’s digital centric, retail world and I’ve been seeing them a lot over the last couple of years.

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How to Spot Fake Influencers

Meltwater

Brands are devoting more and more of their budget to influencer marketing: this market is estimated today at more than $1.5 billion worldwide. However, with any big trend, there are… Read More >>>. Social

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

6 Steps in Developing an Optimal Social Media Marketing Strategy [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Looking to develop an effective social media marketing strategy? This infographic outlines some key elements to keep in mind

Burn your social media strategy

SocialFish

I recently came across an amazing post that I urge everyone to read about the current state of social media. Burn It Down, Start From Scratch And Build a Social Media Strategy That Works. Here is just an excerpt – this is towards the end of the long post.

5 Tips for Improving Your Facebook Ads Results Starting Now

agora pulse

Your Facebook targeting is one of the most important elements of your Facebook ad campaign. It determines who sees your Facebook ads. So, without accurate targeting, even the most compelling ads won’t deliver your desired results.

Tips 165

Give a #Caregiver a break – #WhenLifeHitstheFan

Janet Fouts

As a caregiver and an entrepreneur, I know only too well how overloaded we can be.

Travel 180

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Instagram announced new designs in Explore

Sherrilynne Starkie

Instagram is introducing new designs in Explore to improve the discovery experience. The new navigation bar features shortcuts to IGTV and Shopping followed by topic channels tailored to the user’s interests, such as Food, Art and Travel.

What Makes Us Influential?

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Patrice Tanaka. I returned last night tired, but energized from a four-day Dress for Success “Success Summit” attended by 100 women leaders globally.

The Guide To Social Media Marketing Automation

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Anand Srinivasan. There are several reasons why marketers may want to partially automate their social media campaigns. First, success with social media marketing comes with frequency (plus quality).

Instagram Banned My Account Before I Posted A Single Image – Here’s What I Did To Fix It

SocMed Sean

SocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean Instagram Banned My Account Before I Posted A Single Image – Here’s What I Did To Fix It Well…this is a new one for me.

Social Media Tools Every Marketer Needs To Create The Perfect Toolbox

Firebelly

Social media tools play a major part in implementing a successful marketing strategy. That’s why having the right tools in your toolbox are so important on a day-to-day basis for a social media marketer. Social media tools keep us organized, efficient and thinking outside of the box.

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It’s Time to Rethink Facebook

Direct Marketing Observations

You’re thinking of leaving Facebook. I’m thinking of leaving Facebook. You want to leave because you feel like your data is not safe, the customer experience is not what it used to be and you’re creeped out by the contextual advertising and oh yea, the political vitriol.

Hotel Marketing Tips You Simply Can’t Ignore

The Realtime Report

Hotel Marketing Tips You Simply Can’t Ignore. As businesses across the globe start to recognize the importance of social media marketing in order to help their business find more success, the same must be said of hotel businesses looking to spread their brand and promote their business.

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Facebook Adds New Slideshow Option to Facebook Stories to Boost Usage

Social Media Today

Facebook has added yet another option to Facebook Stories as it seeks to inspire more Stories usage