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Start Your 2017 Social Media Marketing Campaigns with Strategies that Work

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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There are now over 7 billion people in the world, with almost half of the population being internet users, and 31% active on social media. The world has obviously changed, and no doubt it will continue to change over time.

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 12-30-16

Friday, December 30th, 2016

How the 2016 US Presidential Election Will Change Social Media (SocialMediaToday.com)

If there was any doubt over the influence of social media, the results of the 2016 US Presidential Election proved the medium’s importance. Social media networks are now a legitimate news source, and an increasingly relevant platform for news and media insights.

5 Lessons Content Marketing Can Learn from Journalism (ContentMarketingInstitute.com)

Most marketing articles and listicles found online feel artificial, even deceptive, and it leads many in the journalism industry to look down on those in content marketing. As they see it, journalism is an industry made of equal parts substance and flavor, while content marketing is one of fluff and blandness.

How to Use Facebook Login on Your Website (SocialMediaExaminer.com)

Do you want more information about the people who log into your website? Wondering how you can target your website visitors more effectively on Facebook? When you let visitors log into your site with their Facebook profile, you can collect their demographic attributes and other characteristics.

Improve Your Paid Search & Social Through Relationship Marketing (MarketingLand.com)

The key to a successful relationship marketing program is to take customers on a buying journey. An effective paid search and social program must create brand awareness, generate demand, force a buying decision, and finally inspire brand loyalty and advocacy.

Mobile Shopping Is on the Rise, But Security Is at Risk (Infographic) (AdWeek.com)

The widespread use of mobile devices has had a large impact on everything from advertising to user behavior and shopping habits. Mobile security provider, Trustlook, recently published an infographic that examines user behavior on mobile during the holiday season and the issues with mobile device security.

It’s Not Too Late to Add Christmas Flair to Your Social Media Campaign

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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Every year, holiday marketing campaigns become more and more elaborate, with social media now taking center stage. As a small business owner it’s easy to feel disheartened and jealous of the big brands, given your limited marketing resources and budget.

 

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Social Networks’ Shift to Media Platforms—What This Means for Your Brand

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

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2016 marked the year when 62 percent of adults in the United States said that they are more likely to turn to social networks like Facebook or Twitter for news than any other traditional media outlet like TV or newspapers.

 

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Streamlining Lead-nurturing Campaigns with Customer Data

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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Building an active relationship with buyers equips marketing teams with the skills and tools necessary in guiding people through the sales journey. Engaged sales teams in turn are able to nurture leads and anticipate consumer needs to improve the buying experience.

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 11-30-16

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Now You Can Create Twitter Moments via Mobile Devices (SocialMediaToday.com)

Twitter has officially announced that users can now create and share their own Moments via mobile device. Although the microblogging platform faces an uphill battle in getting users to see the benefits and potential of creating their own Moments, a simple, mobile user-friendly process is an essential first step.

Facebook Testing New Multiproduct News Feed Ads (Adweek.com)

Facebook is testing a new type of multi-product News Feed ad with several advertisers. The new ad units will incorporate a featured main image or video with related products images underneath. When users click on an ad, they will be directed to a second page with more products. Another click brings users to the retailers websites, where they can buy products shown on the ads.

Snapchat Spectacles: Here’s Everything You Need to Know (SocialMediaExplorer.com)

Last November 10, Snapchat released Spectacles, which are sunglasses fitted with a video camera that allow users to film snaps from their own perspective. As the first consumer electronics product from the company, Spectacles are designed to work exclusively with the Snapchat app.

Automating Your Customer Interactions: Get Ready for Chatbots (ContentMarketingInstitute.com)

Chatbots are software that automate the task of talking with people online. They enable marketers to personalize their content delivery strategy and have meaningful conversations with customers at scale. As chatbots change the conversation between brands and customers, they present various opportunities (and risks) to marketers and consumers alike.

Instagram Tests Shoppable Photo Tags (Techcrunch.com)

Instagram wants its users to shop without having to interrupt their scrolling with a browser window, which is why it started showing shoppable tags on photos from several brands to iOS users in the US. Eventually Instagram wants to add a Save feature so users can bookmark posts as they browse and come back to them when they’re ready to shop.

Here’s the 411 on Instagram’s New Live Video Feature

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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Instagram Live is one of the two major updates recently released by the photo-sharing platform. As part of Instagram Stories, a feature that was released in August and is now used by 100 million people every day, Instagram Live lets users broadcast videos to their followers in real-time.

 

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