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


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

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

8 Social Media Tips to Prep for 2015 Holiday Shopping Season

holiday-shopping Aug 24, 2015 - Marketers preparing for the upcoming holiday shopping season can use these strategies for social media to effectively increase sales, drive traffic, and spread brand awareness. Comments

10 Lessons Learned About Social Media From My Parents

real-life-social-media Aug 12, 2015 - Some valuable parental life lessons translate well into fundamental strategies for social media. Use these basic principles to effectively connect and engage with your audience. Comments

Creating Social Influencer Content That Counts

social-data-understand Aug 7, 2015 - Social media's evolution as a pillar of marketing strategy requires social influencers to produce compelling content. Here are ways to design a dynamic social influencer campaign. Comments

4 Social Media Buzzwords You Should Not Stop Using

social-media-bubble Jul 28, 2015 - All digital marketers should keep the following four social media terms in their vocabulary. Comments

Social Media Merchandising: Bridging the Gap Between the Virtual and the Physical

line-ocean-park-merchandising Jul 26, 2015 - Merchandising gives smart brands the opportunity to engage with consumers beyond their virtual worlds. Comments

Periscope Marketing 101: Lessons from 3 New Campaigns

periscopelogo Jul 23, 2015 - According to Twitter, Periscope's helps brands to "forge a more personal relationship with consumers." Dunkin' Donuts, GE and St-Germain are three brands doing it right. Comments

How the Value of Social Content is Increasing

shutterstock-131691863 Jul 21, 2015 - When it comes to platforms like Facebook, Flipboard and LinkedIn, the quantity of content doesn't matter. Those who understand the right content to share will come out ahead. Comments

10 Ways to Find Common Ground With Your Social Media Audience

humanize-social-media Jul 14, 2015 - There's an art and a science to social media, and brands should take note of followers' trigger points and hot buttons. Comments

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