All Posts | Social Media Today
Sign up | Login with →

Social Networks

exclusive

Content Marketing Minds: Want a Job in This Field?

April 24, 2014 by Barry Feldman
3

Content Marketing Minds column.

Content marketing is en fuego. If you’re on the outside wanting to get in, this article is for you. It examines reseach findings from the software masters at Kapost, advice on hiring from three industry experts, and above all, a series of insights regarding getting started in content marketing from CMI, Kelly Services and content marketing expert, Jean Spencer.[read more]

exclusive

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Supercharge Their Local Social Media

April 24, 2014 by Anna Francis

Supercharge local social media.

Social media is key when it comes to connecting with people around the world in a matter of seconds, but sometimes it is easy to forget those closer to home. Social networks can actually be very powerful when it comes to reaching out to your local audience, especially when you are a small business and the customers just down the road are your target market.[read more]

Google+ Features to Improve Marketing

April 24, 2014 by Michael Bird

Google+ features.

Google+ is commonly misconstrued as having been created to compete with Facebook. But there is a lot more to Google+ than meets the eye. In fact, Google+ has a whole set of functions and benefits that Facebook can barely keep up with. The tools that Google+ offers are extremely useful for marketers, but not easy to wrap your head around.[read more]

Is Hybrid Content Marketing the Latest Trend?

April 24, 2014 by Jim Belosic

A more subtle ad

Recently, we decided to do something that would take our content marketing to the next level: We combined our content marketing efforts with a tightly focused Facebook advertising strategy. This is what I like to call hybrid content marketing.[read more]

3 Lessons in Customer Service Crayola’s Twitter Can Teach Us

April 24, 2014 by Deborah Sweeney

Crayola crayons.

There’s thinking outside of the box and then there’s thinking outside of the crayon box, the much lesser-known cousin to the infamous idiom. While other companies may be inclined to reap in the benefits of a passing meme’s success and play off of that for awhile, Crayola is more focused on child development.[read more]

5 Twitter Hacks to Grow an Influential Network

April 24, 2014 by Michele Weisman

Twitter hacks.

With 560 million active users and 5,700 tweets sent every second, Twitter is a powerful network. Initially, Twitter’s core service was a feed of short bursts of text. Since 2006, the social network has transformed into a media-rich, real-time stream of information and entertainment that includes short videos like Vines, photographs and advertisements.[read more]

Why Facebook Is Not Part of My Social Media Strategy

April 24, 2014 by Shell Robshaw-Bryan
5

Goodbye Facebook?

Ask any 20 year old what social network they are using, and Facebook is likely not to rank highly in their list. Econsultancy recently reported that the level of active Facebook usage fell by 3% in the second half of 2013, claiming that the gap between Facebook and it’s rivals is narrowing year-on year.[read more]

exclusive

How Semantic Search Drives Marketing [SLIDESHARE]

April 24, 2014 by David Amerland

Semantic search drives marketing.

The idea that a digital service (search) could change the way we behave as people would normally be ludicrous to consider. Before semantic search came along Google (and every other search engine) was busy indexing websites and struggling to sort through relevant information so that they could surface spam-free, high quality results in response to a search query.[read more]

exclusive

How Social Media is Transforming Health Care

April 24, 2014 by Rick Delgado

Social media and health care.

Social media has quickly become one of the dominant forms of communication today. It seems like everybody is using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or some other platform to connect with friends and family. People use social media for all sorts of reasons, but they’re also increasingly using it to get medical information.[read more]

The Twitter War in Turkey

April 24, 2014 by Prasant Naidu

Turkey.

Internet censorship is a growing issue in emerging nations. Most of us are fortunate enough to use the internet and social networks to express our thoughts and can vouch for freedom of expression but there are countries who are at war, for years, for freedom of speech and information.[read more]

Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

April 24, 2014 by Gini Dietrich

Fiction and content.

Fiction is an underused tool to become better at storytelling. If you produce content, reading fiction is not a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity. Now you have the opportunity to “get away” with reading fiction. It helps your storytelling. It makes you a better content producer. And it enables you to see your organization’s stories in new and compelling ways.[read more]

How US Car Brands Engage Hispanic Consumers

April 24, 2014 by Ashley Cooksley

targeted cultural marketing

With the US still a major figure in the global automotive industry in both production and consumption, auto makers are among brands specifically targeting the Hispanic market. And with good reason – in the US, this group accounts for 20% of new vehicle sales. Here, I turn the spotlight on Ford and Toyota.[read more]

Playing with Peoples Emotions: A Social Marketers Guide to Understanding Human Psychology

April 23, 2014 by David Johnson
6

Social and the human brain.

In order to create a brand that elicits a powerful emotion it’s important to engage around what matters most to your consumers. By playing to the emotions of your consumer and getting them to feel a certain way about your brand, and what it stands for, you are much closer to generating the type of response in the consumer that few businesses can claim.[read more]

5 Simple Ways to Spring Clean and Declutter Your LinkedIn Profile

April 23, 2014 by Tomeeka Farrington

Declutter your LinkedIn profile.

Now that the Spring flow­ers are bloom­ing and weather is warm­ing up it’s only fit­ting that you extend your cleanup efforts into the social sphere. Time to stop neglect­ing your LinkedIn pro­file, think strate­gi­cally and opti­mize your pro­fes­sional iden­tity on the “World’s Largest Pro­fessional Net­work.”[read more]

Facebook’s New Advertising Opportunities

April 23, 2014 by Michael Bird

Facebook advertising.

Job targeting on Facebook allows you to choose groups of people with specific job titles so that you may advertise to them. For instance, users whose job titles are related to a medical field (nurses, surgeons, physical therapists, etc.) may be the target for ads for medical equipment, or recruitment agencies for hospital staff.[read more]

Top 5 Tips to Create an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy

April 23, 2014 by Kim Goff
2

Social media marketing strategy.

Every business or company participating in social media should have a social media marketing strategy to document and monitor all of their social media efforts. Digital media advertising and traditional media advertising should be merged in order to drive traffic to your website and social media networks.[read more]

Want Social Business Buy-in? Do More Than Move Their Cheese

April 23, 2014 by Pam Moore
2

Social business buy-in.

Bottom line, people don’t like it when you move their cheese. Although you may be an early adopter of technology and are out to change the social world, chances are that most of the folks within your organization do not feel the same way. They like it the way things are.[read more]

What Facebook’s Great Unbundling Means for Mobile Content Promotion

April 23, 2014 by Sharmin Kent

Facebook changes

Mobile Internet usage is poised to overtake desktop usage, and that means that a brand’s content promotion strategy has to do more than include mobile—it has to make mobile a central element. With Facebook’s massive mobile user base, how should brands handle this latest move?[read more]

exclusive

Social Media ROI: What You Should Be Doing and Why

April 23, 2014 by Brett Relander

Social ROI.

When digital marketers make the shift from focusing on followers to focusing on how those followers convert into paying customers, the true power of social influence can be seen. Social growth, engagement metrics, and overall conversions that result from social media efforts are of paramount importance in every digital marketer’s arsenal.[read more]

Rethinking User Experience in Fashion and Beauty eCommerce

April 23, 2014 by Laurent Francois

Fashion and beauty.

In a recent study, 82% of women said they believe social media is influencing how we define beauty today. This perception is now 4 times bigger than the same study revealed 10 years ago. The sociological shift has a tremendous impact on the business side of beauty and fashion; social media accounts for 12% of traffic on beauty brand sites.[read more]

 
Logo