Best practices in social marketing, social commerce, and community management.


Getting it right with social when everything we know is wrong

Nov 25, 2015 - Though still relatively new to the marketing sphere, social media has undergone many incarnations. As a communication tool, what is its true branding value and purpose? Comments

How to use Pinterest Group Boards to drive traffic and increase engagement

pinterest-fashion-popular-500 Nov 24, 2015 - Here's how you can effectively use Group Boards on Pinterest and leverage the social platform as a marketing channel, to increase engagement and drive traffic to brands' websites. Comments

Building brand advocates in a connected world

my-gen-1 Nov 20, 2015 - To create brand advocates and ultimately increase conversion efficiency, connect and engage with audiences by leveraging social media platforms such as Facebook. Comments

Social media: a revolutionary change that is impossible to ignore

les-mis-revolution Nov 5, 2015 - Social media is now considered a vital asset to campaign strategy. Brands need to recognize that these communication platforms aren't passing fads; they are staples of modern marketing. Comments

A beginners guide to better measuring social ROI

social-roi-flickr-14645143573-dca9889bb2 Oct 30, 2015 - Since platforms like Facebook and Twitter are considered critical assets to modern campaign strategy, marketers can use these tactics to effectively track and measure social ROI. Comments

5 strategies for last-minute Halloween marketing on Twitter

halloween-twitter-flickr Oct 29, 2015 - Thanks to the advent of social media, it's never too late to launch time-sensitive holiday campaigns. Here's how you can use Twitter to engage with consumers right before Halloween. Comments

Facebook Lead Ads opens up to all advertisers

facebook-lead-ads Oct 26, 2015 - Now that Facebook Lead Ads are available to all advertisers, B2B and B2C marketers can utilize the social platform as a tool to help cultivate relationships and nurture leads. Comments

12 best practices for using LinkedIn groups as a marketing tool

linkedin-logo-flickr-7923280978-e06c9d5532-z Oct 13, 2015 - As the "world's largest professional network," LinkedIn is designed to help increase brand awareness. Here is how you can use its groups feature to increase engagement with targeted audiences. Comments

Brand vs. brand: social media showdowns in the world of marketing

duel Oct 8, 2015 - Marketing via social media platforms like Twitter lets brands communicate directly with consumers and each other, creating a chance to challenge competitors and assert dominance. Comments

10 B2B brands that are killing it on social media

social-media-success-shutterstock-94920202 Oct 7, 2015 - Here are 10 examples of large B2B companies that are increasing their brand's awareness by cleverly leveraging social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Comments

Incorporating Social to Build Across Your Organization

leverage-social-networking Oct 5, 2015 - To correct the imbalance within the division of labor and increase corporate presence on digital platforms, consider adopting a workflow process built around modern social technology. Comments

Snapchat vs. Facebook vs. YouTube: When Is a View a View?

competition-shutterstock-263835740 Sep 29, 2015 - Because Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube each have different standards for measuring viewed content, marketers must contribute video in diverse formats to comply with each platform. So, what is a view? Comments

Social Media Marketing Budgets and ROI: How to Plan for 2016

budgetshutterstock-112261523 Sep 28, 2015 - Today, social platforms are essential to digital marketing strategy. These insights can help you organize an effective plan to prepare your social media marketing budget for next year. Comments

5 Online Freemium Tools for Start-Ups and Agencies

tool-box-1 Sep 23, 2015 - Freemium tools are the basics needed to get things going for free – here are five to help start-ups on their way. Comments

How Customers Perceive Your Social Media Challenges

customer-review Sep 22, 2015 - These four solutions counter common challenges - lack of resources, engagement and revenue, and siloed channel strategies - that arise while cultivating strategy for marketing on social media. Comments

How Snuggle Is Using a Brand Community to Engage Customers Like Never Before

snuggle-and-blanket Sep 17, 2015 - Rather than depend exclusively on social media platforms, brands like Snuggle have cultivated their own online communities to effectively boost customer engagement and product sales. Comments

Why Periscope Is the Next Big Thing in Social Media

local-innovation Sep 15, 2015 - With more brands emphasizing the importance of a solid presence on media platforms like Facebook and YouTube, this article predicts that the next big marketing frontier is the Periscope app. Comments

How to Ruin Your Start-Up Culture

start-up-hbo Sep 8, 2015 - Enhance the company culture of your start-up by implementing some of these practices. These insights will allow you to sustain an efficient and productive work environment. Comments

How E-Commerce Sites Can Use Social Proof to Increase Conversions

basecamp-social-proof-2 Sep 2, 2015 - What is social proof and how can e-tailers use it to increase sales? Here are nine examples of social proof in action. Comments

Twitter: The Next Customer Care Channel

twitter-customer-talk-from-shutterstock-110076977 Sep 1, 2015 - How will Twitter's change to its DM character limit policy impact communication between brands and consumers, and alter the standards for customer engagement on social media platforms? Comments

Beating the Digital Trajectory Test

shutterstock-120646564 Sep 1, 2015 - Here is how three current social media platforms - Snapchat, Pinterest, and Twitter - are actively trying to surpass the initial expectations of their original trajectories. Comments

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