Social Media Smarts

Now more than ever, companies must become smarter online marketers by understanding shifts in consumer preferences for social information discovery, consumption, and sharing. Through trends, tactics, and success stories, you can learn how companies are developing and implementing adaptive search, content, and social media marketing strategies that create value for customers and grow business.

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Content is King, But Context is Queen

May 21, 2015 - Brands need to be "always on" to profit from the changing ways people consume content, writes LinkedIn's Nellie Chan. Comments

How Customer Engagement Campaigns Impact Customer Experience

happy-credit-card-shopper May 15, 2015 - What is customer engagement, and how can brands use it to enhance customer experience? From encouraging personalization to challenging customer knowledge find out exactly how to improve customer experience and increase brand revenue. Comments

Clinton's Social Candidacy: A Sign of the Times

The White House Apr 13, 2015 - Social media played a big role in President Obama's campaign four years ago. Hillary Clinton announcing her candidacy via YouTube shows that trend will likely continue. Comments

Expedia Turns to Twitter to Promote Netherlands Tourism

netherlands-windmills Mar 3, 2015 - To show there's more to the country than Amsterdam, the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Expedia are utilizing the social platform to reveal Van Gogh paintings - and chances to win - with retweets. Comments

Romanian KFC Campaign Taps UGC to Parody Rich Kids of Instagram

kfc-logo Feb 5, 2015 - To promote KFC Romania's value meals, MRM Worldwide launched a user-generated content (UGC) campaign based on Millennials mocking a famous Instagram feed full of photos flaunting wealth. Comments

Lowe's Uses Vine and Instagram to Showcase DIY

lowes1214 Dec 16, 2014 - In addition to a new set of Vine videos, the home improvement chain is using Instagram videos as trailers for its DIY projects that are popular posts on its Pinterest page. Comments

Does Social Sway Elections?

Popularity and Influence Winning a Presidential Election Nov 5, 2014 - This year, more voters than ever used smartphones and social media to keep up with political news, while hashtags like #IVoted became status symbols for Facebook and Twitter users. Comments

Can Pinterest Make Your Small Business Bigger?

pinterest-alt Oct 24, 2014 - Pinterest's head of online sales and operations has four tips for leveraging the platform to push your brand’s products. Comments

Mr Kipling Boosts Social Media Engagement With Cake Deliveries

frenchfancies Sep 24, 2014 - This past weekend, the British cake manufacturer launched a contest on its social channels that rewards winners with a cake delivered in time to watch "The X-Factor" at home. Comments

10 Ways for Health Clubs to Flex Their Social Media Muscles

People training in a gym Sep 9, 2014 - These methods for engaging customers via social media are tailored for health-focused brands, but can really be implemented by any company to help boost a waning social media presence. Comments

What Can Brands Learn From the #ALSIceBucketChallenge?

Mark Zuckerberg does the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Sep 5, 2014 - Now that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has reached its zenith, it's time to look at what other brands can learn from its massive success. Comments

Social Engagement Comes in Many Forms [#CZLSF]

Social Media Sharing Aug 15, 2014 - At her session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, IBM's social business strategist discussed the ways in which several brands have excelled at engagement. Comments

When Content Meets Social - Aligning the Content Message to the Social Medium

Social media Aug 8, 2014 - As consumers become more and more fluent in the nuances of different social media platforms, brands are tasked to tailor their content marketing efforts to adhere to the "zeitgeist" of each social platform. Comments

LinkedIn Sales Tool Paves Way For Warmer Leads

linkedin22 Aug 5, 2014 - LinkedIn says its Sales Navigator tool will help sales professionals get away from cold outreaches and build better connections with buyers. Comments

5 Engagement App Strategies for Converting Fans & Followers into Content Marketers

shutterstock-131691863 Jul 11, 2014 - Social engagement apps are shareable digital experiences that invite consumers (and their friends) into a social relationship with a brand. Done right, engagement apps can also create snackable, sharable content that is perfect for kicking off a content engagement relationship between brand and consumer. Comments

Brands Are Ready for a Socially Sophisticated 2014 World Cup

world-cup-brazil Jun 13, 2014 - This time around, social marketing by brands has become much more advanced. So what can we expect from the sponsoring World Cup brands in the coming month? Comments

Why Declining Organic Facebook Reach Is Good for Social Media Marketers

facebook-f-2013 May 29, 2014 - Facebook advertising and sponsored posts aren't perfect, but they are the beginning of more accountability and a focus on what really matters: great content. Comments

Social Organic Reach Is Trending to Zero: How to Meet the Challenge

Social media May 16, 2014 - Social networks are maturing and evolving by answering the need to monetize the value they are creating. Brands need to mature and evolve, too. Comments

Google+ Death Would Be a Burden Lifted

Google plus logo May 8, 2014 - Although Google+ has some virtues, on the whole it would be a burden lifted to not have to think about including it in the social media mix. Comments

Social Media Content Marketing: Trash the Content Calendar and Post Really Great Stuff

Plan May 1, 2014 - In a cluttered social media world, good isn't good enough anymore. Content has to be great if you want to break through, drive shares, and get noticed. Comments

Brand, Expert, and Social Content — Successful Content Marketing Needs All Three

content Apr 18, 2014 - The combination of brand, expert, and social content results in fresh, interesting content that appeals to a variety of audiences at all points in the decision-making process. Comments

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