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.


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

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

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

Beyond Storytelling

001-storydoing-revenue Apr 15, 2014 - Storytelling for companies is outmoded, according to Ty Montague, who advocates "storydoing" as the way forward. Comments

Breaking Down Pinterest’s Updated Policies and What This Means for Marketers

pinterest-logo Apr 3, 2014 - With the changes to Pinterest's Acceptable Use Policy, marketers may have to rethink the way they use the social site. The policy update includes modifications to the rules on compensation, accessing data, and contests. Comments

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