For many businesses, the holidays are undoubtedly a fruitful time! With 73% of consumers indicating that they’ve been influenced by a brand’s social media presence when making a purchase, Animoto recently conducted a new study to gain some insight into how exactly consumers and marketers are responding to holiday marketing on social. Check it out these holiday marketing trends!
How would you rate your social media marketing strategy for your business? Is it generating a buzz around your brand or are your competitors hogging all the attention? Stop giving your competitors an easy ride! Take a look at the 32 tips in this infographic from The Core.
Are you contemplating buying Twitter followers or maybe followers on Facebook, Instagram or other social media platforms? Answer this question first: Is it more important to have thousands of fans/followers or 100 who actually share, like, comment and engage with your business? This is one question you will never hear from the plethora of social..
Great infographic via www.socialmediatoday.com that asks the question: What are the key social media marketing trends to keep an eye on? According to this infographic by Morrison Foerster, there’s a lot to take in when it comes to improving social engagement in 2016: Read the full article here on Social Media Today.
Is social media marketing on your restaurant’s menu? It should be. These days a social media campaign is an essential component of any marketing plan and this is especially true for restaurants. Unlike many other industries, restaurants have the unique opportunity to meet their customers face to face with every single transaction, and in today’s..
A guide by e-interactive to help you measure social media analytics. Stop running around like a headless chicken and start measuring your analytics! Don’t be mistaken, social media analytics go much beyond just “likes” and “followers”. Connect with The Network Chefs: Facebook – Twitter – LinkedIn – Google Plus – Pinterest
Understanding how to market your business on social media can be daunting, to say the least! So many social sites – which one to choose. How to measure ROI. What about SEO? To help you out, here is a great infographic outlining 36 rules of social media:
With all the content being shared on Facebook, even the greatest content strategy can fall victim to the “noise” of social media. However, if you’re willing to dedicate some extra time and money, Facebook advertising can help you stand out from the crowd. Facebook advertising, when properly managed, provides a low-risk, high-reward way to promote..
Do you remember the last time you changed something on your social media profile? Ages ago, right? Here is how you can improve your social media presence in just four days. Day 1: Analyze your current presence Review all of your social media accounts; make sure you appear professional and everything is up-to-date. List all..
You need to plan and organize for your social marketing. Once you’ve established your brand and executed your social marketing well, you win the loyalty of social users. Following is a list of brands and the area of social marketing that’s worked for them:
You have a brand and message that you’re distributing through social media. In previous blogs, I’ve discussed how to use Pinterest and Instagram to successfully promote your brand image. Promoting your story or brand image needs to be consistent with other social media platforms when marketing with video on YouTube. In accordance with my previous..
Social media is visible in all advertising. Company websites are including links to social media platforms while TV commercials are including the symbols to social media platforms and hash tags for Twitter. For example, Mercedes uses the hash tag, #youdrive, in their TV commercials.
In continuation of my blog, “Time to Revisit and Refresh Your Marketing Plan,” I would like to add further detail to the marketing strategy for Social Media Blogs. Creating a marketing strategy for your posts on social media sites is equally as important as creating a business plan. A marketing strategy for social media will..
Smartphones are terrific. They keep you connected to friends, can help you find directions when you’re lost, take and post artful photos, and find local restaurant reviews when you’re starving and stranded. But for all the good that comes with your phone, there is also a whole lot of bad—specifically when it comes to identity..
Today, if you tell someone you’ll be in touch, he or she may not only ask when, but how. Modern technology has dramatically changed the way we communicate, providing multiple ways to stay connected at any time. For small and medium-sized businesses, this means big opportunities to stay competitive, provided that they understand technology trends..
Social media is the most rapidly changing aspect of communications to begin with. Throw in an IPO (Facebook) and a major overhaul (LinkedIn) and modifications are barreling ahead so fast, even the techies seem unable to keep up.
Nearly everyone thinks that saving money is a good idea. But hunting down deals and finding the best stuff to buy can sometimes feel like a hassle. However, now that mobile technology is here to stay, these days, shoppers can easily find what they are looking for at a great price. The November 2012 issue..
The smartphone market continues to reach milestones both here and abroad. As of March 2012, over 50 percent of all U.S. mobile subscribers now owned a smartphone, according to Nielsen. A new report published by HIS indicates that global smartphone adoption will reach 54 percent by the end of 2013; two years faster than previous..
Employers looking to increase productivity should consider breaking up water-cooler talk or upgrading their software before banning Facebook. In a nationwide survey, 14 percent of knowledge workers cited chatting with co-workers as their biggest waste of time, followed by dealing with computer or software problems (11 percent). Five percent (5%) of respondents cited Facebook, Twitter..
When it comes to your online habits, are you a Content King or a Social Butterfly? The difference matters to businesses who want to capture your attention on digital devices. A new IBM study of the media and entertainment market reveals that as consumers adopt an increasing number of digital devices, four distinct new “digital..
Why are we talking about social media? Apart from the fact that today’s youth are being referred to as the ‘Facebook generation’ and that 65% of adult Internet users claim to use social media platforms? Social media has altered our interactions within our community and our perceptions of our relationships. It is in our homes,..
Could 2012 be the year of 5G? According to an article by FT Tech Hub, even though TV’s Ultrabooks and Smartphones grabbed headlines at the Consumer Electronics Show, there was a quieter wireless revolution taking place that have the potential to provide important connectivity benefits for all our devices in 2012.
According to Chelsea Hejny who is a social media writer at ShortStack, creating and managing a Facebook Page for your business or organization is only half the battle. For a Page to have real value, its content needs to be seen and shared. She provides six tips to improve your Facebook Page’s News Feed presence.
Hopefully, by now we all can agree that social media has given consumers the most powerful voice they have ever had. And it’s universally accepted that word of mouth has always been considered the very best form of advertising. Since Facebook’s “Like” button was introduced in the spring of 2010, users can now show their..
I am always searching online for new gadgets, gizmos, technology and anything and everything to do with social media. Scouring through the blogosphere is one of the things that keeps me up til the wee hours of the morning. On one of my scavenger hunts while researching for the 5th part of our How to..
Here is a list of 5 must-haves that every small business website needs to include. Whether you’re building a website yourself, or have a web designer to do it for you, work through this check list and you won’t go wrong.
According to Gartner predictions there are trends and disruptive events that will reshape the nature of business for the next four years. They focus on changes in the role that technology plays in business performance, our personal and professional lives, and in the global economy. Gartner evaluated more than 100 predictions based on audience appeal,..
This is the second part of our 5 part series – How to get found online! How do you research and purchase products and services? Probably like most consumers do – through search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo etc. The question is this: Is your website getting found by consumers looking for you?