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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How SE Asian SMBs Are Leading the Way on Mobile

cross-device-mobile-tablet Jul 13, 2015 - Facebook's Arrow Guo offers these tips to SMBs developing mobile-first social media pages. Comments

3 Ways Brands are Using Social Analytics to Sell Smarter

socialmediaengagement1 Jun 22, 2015 - Through social listening, and ligning customer service with marketing, and digital experiences with products, brands like Mattel and Warby Parker have mastered social analytics. Comments

Content is King, But Context is Queen

king-queen-crown 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

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

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

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

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

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