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Category: Social Media Marketing

7 Reasons You Should Not Use Social Media For Business

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There are thousands of social media authors, experts, consultants, mavens and gurus.

Some of them are self-proclaimed, preaching on top of a soapbox about the wow and now of social media. Others have earned the right to preach and share their encouraging messages, but too often it’s only the “good… Read more…

Squeeze More from Social with Social Media Management Tools

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There was a time when you couldn’t schedule Facebook posts in advance, or coordinate tweets to go out at a certain time. The functionality on fledgling social media sites was minimal, and other app developers jumped in to fill that gap with social media management tools. I remember being pretty amazed… Read more…

Should You Be Reshaping Your Social Media Strategy?

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There are so many do’s and don’ts in the social media marketing handbook these days, it’s hard to know how to get the most out of your channels. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about brands that treat their social platforms as extended sales funnels, with a closer eye on their ROI than their brand… Read more…

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Gaps and Trends: Where eLearning Fits Into the Social Media Landscape

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All of us in the marketing world like to think of ourselves as experts, but the truth is that we all have gaps in our knowledge. Many of us (myself included) learned by doing when a job required it, or by watching a coworker when the task was handed down. Last year, I walked a coworker through the basics of social… Read more…

Why Your Business Needs to Stop Some Social Media Right Now Phil Pallen

Why Your Business Needs to Stop Some Social Media Right Now

Why Your Business Needs to Stop Some Social Media Right Now Phil Pallen

Despite all the Mashable articles, Gary Vaynerchuks, and whatever other technological higher powers people follow these days, the majority of digital marketing tips out there are just noise.

I want to make 2015 badass for your business. Allow me to hold up a mirror.

I don’t even need to look at… Read more…

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How to Use Video Content in Your Marketing Strategy to Engage & Convert

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Super Bowl ads are always big news, whether you’re in the marketing industry or not. As a Patriots fan I’ll admit my eyes were glued to the screen for reasons other than professional marketing curiosity, but Super Bowl Sunday was a win for more than just my team. The advertising was, for the most part,… Read more…

How to Get Your Social Media Marketing Right (and Wrong): Newsjacking

So far in this blog series, we’ve covered how to perfect your voice for social media channels, and how to run contests that help you boost engagement and goodwill. The last topic is something that can go so right, and also so, so wrong: newsjacking.

What is newsjacking? It’s the process of taking advantage… Read more…

How to Get Your Social Media Marketing Right (and Wrong): Contests

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Last week, I started off this social media marketing series with a discussion of voice – the heart and soul (and personality) of your social platform presence. But now it’s time to look at the nuts and bolts strategies that you can use to get the most out of your social media channels. One of the most … Read more…

How to Get Your Social Media Marketing Right (and Wrong): Voice Matters

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Using social media to market your brand is just good business – and all the good businesses are doing it. This means there are many great examples of social media done right, and lessons to be learned from the brands that are succeeding.

To see if your social media marketing efforts are hitting the mark,… Read more…

Tips for Social Media & Email Marketing: Tailoring Content for Your Channels

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In my last post, I explored the value of social media marketing in comparison with email marketing. There are certainly positives and negatives to both methods of reaching your leads, but the truth is that your view of them probably has a lot to do with what you marketing priorities are. If you’re solely… Read more…

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