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2014 State of Digital Marketing Infographic

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Well, it’s that time of year again… when you get 2013 summaries and 2014 projections. Here’s a good infographic from Webmarketing on what marketers said would be their top digital goals and challenges in the new year. You can also download the full report. 2014 State of Digital Marketing – An infographic by the team at Webmarketing123. Related articles.

When did social media lose its way? [Infographic]

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In conjunction with the launch of its new Social Inbox tool, Hubspot released an infographic on how companies have lost their way in terms of using social media for marketing and promotion, and also suggest what it might mean to get back on course. Infographics HubSpot infographic Internet marketing marketers Social Inbox social media marketing

Infographic of the Week: 22 Ways to Create Compelling Content #infographic

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Copyblogger gives us a few ways to get over the content creation challenge that many of us feel (all too well!). Thanks guys, we all needed that! content production Infographics content creation content marketing

Infographic of the Week: Social Networking at Work

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A new set of stats show that two out of every three people agree that social media should be banned in the workplace. Simply Zesty brings us some interesting visuals on how social media is seen at work (in the UK…but let’s be honest, it’s probably similar in the US!). Infographics infographic social networking at work

Six Key Steps to Successful Marketing Automation Adoption

Selecting a Marketing Automation platform can be a daunting task. With so many options out there, your success with Marketing Automation depends on selecting the platform that best fits your needs.

10 Interesting Content Ideas for You

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Creating social content requires skill, but like any skill it can be refined with some practice and tips. This month HubSpot came out with a great report on 100 Community Manager Content Ideas. We thought we’d pull a few good ones out for you, below. Do A survey with Survey Monkey Among your community members and create an infographic based on the results. Relate your how?to Related articles.

Dennis Crowley discusses foursquare and social

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Dennis Crowley was interviewed while visiting Syracuse University in early November and chats about what’s happening at foursquare, some of the trends he’s seen in location-based services, and where social might be going. From the Field Interviews News Social Media Dennis Crowley foursquare SXSW

Infographic of the Week: How Internet Users Spend Their Time Online

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Did you know internet users around the globe – 30% of the world’s population (PS that’s 2,095,006,005 people!) – visit Google more than any other website, but spend most of their time on Facebook? An infographic from Go-Gulf (via Ragan ) displays more really interesting stats about worldwide internet use. Social networking is the most popular activity online.

Using RebelMouse to enhance your live events

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As part of Syracuse University’s 2013 Commencement ceremonies, we used a great tool called RebelMouse to curate social content and present it to our larger, global audience. We even got Rebel of the Week ! The Tool: Allows for curation of user-generated social content from across a variety of platforms, using a variety of functions (hashtags, search terms, etc). Related articles. Rebel Mouse.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

How to make your visual content beautiful (and not just for Pinterest) #infographic

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We came across this fantastic infographic from the Curalate blog  that discusses how brand can drive engagement using visual content and images – “marketing without words” if you will. While the infographic focused solely on a data set from Pinterest, many of these observations can be (directionally) applied to other social platforms as well. In particular: Lightness of your photograph. Ever notice your eyes scan over dimly photos on Facebook? Aspect ration, especially on platforms where the image is constrained by certain, pre-determined fields.

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Infographic of the Week: The NEW Marketing Trifecta [INFOGRAPHIC]

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For this week’s infographic by Flowtown, we take a look at the digital space of marketing. Check out how companies are utilizing Mobile Devices, Social Media, and Email to promote themselves. Infographics social media infographic infographic of the week Marketing

Bernie Fine, Communications, and PR Crisis Management

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In case you hadn’t heard, we’ve been dealing with a… well…little PR issue at Syracuse University. Yes, our Assistant Basketball coach was accused of child molestation – what every single campus across the country – including ours – was breathing a sigh of relief that we didn’t have to deal with in the wake of Penn State. You should definitely read it.

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Infographic of the Week: 12 things to do after you write a new blog post

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There’s still work to do after you get the writing done on a new blog post. Afterall, you want to get this in the hands of as many people as possible, right? Divvy HQ (by way of Ragan Communications ) provide us with a quick checklist of to-dos to get through before publishing blog posts. Content Production Infographics blogging infographic SEO writing

Infographic of the Week: Unique US Audience Composition Index to Social Networks and Blogs [INFOGRAPHIC]

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For this week we looked at the statistics behind what demographics are using and viewing social media and blogs. According to Neilsen a quarter of the time we spend on the internet is on blogs or other kinds of social media. 40% of these people using social media are accessing it through their cell phones. Check out the infographic to learn more!

8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

Explore key areas you should focus on with your content syndication strategy in order to help you get the attention of your target audience and build trust.

Multimedia Storytelling – Crafting Authentic, Compelling Narratives #eduweb12 #highered

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Discussion on multimedia use from Renee Basick , Director of Multimedia Initiatives at University of Chicago. This session, part of eduWeb 2012, examined trends in online consumption of multimedia, tools available for creating it, and how to choose the correct format to tell the story. PHOTOGRAPHY. Use slideshows when you can identify a strong narrative arc. Capture critical moments. VIDEO.

A whole bunch of juicy social media stats [Infographic]

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Top three countries on Twitter? US, Japan and Brazil. Percent of Fortune 500 companies on Google+? Three most important reasons why companies use social media? Visibility, connecting with customers and self-promotion. Many more stats where that came from! Source:  University Of Florida Online MSM.  Social media image  via Shutterstock.). Infographics Statistics Google infographic Social Media Social media in business social media marketing statistics Twitter

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The Importance of Making Your Content Rule: Chatting with @cc_chapman #highered

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We were able to listen to CC Chapman today speak about content production and making completely awesome content for your audience. CC is a best selling author and award winning marketing expert. Guaranteed to leave your audience educated, entertained and inspired! Here are some of the talking points he gave us. Creating content is easy. Creating ENGAGING content is harder. Why a new Facebook Page?

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Infographic of the Week: Recent Over-the-Top Valuations Explored [INFOGRAPHIC]

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This week we take a look at how much the top social media sites are valued at. Could this be the start of another tech bubble? While we’re waiting for their IPOs…we might as well see where they fall among the competition. Infographics infographic of the week Valuations

A Blueprint for Content Marketing Success

84% of marketers plan to increase their content marketing spend over the next 5 years but less than half have any real confidence such content investments are paying off, based on a recent CEB survey.

Your Outposts: Going from centralized to a “decentralized federation”

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The other day I read a good post in AdAge (written by Michael Scissons) on some really important insights that he and his firm found after digging deep into Facebook data. One of those insights in particular struck me: Local pages drive 36% better results. “…the data shows that local Facebook pages perform 36% better than global ones. with a solid strategy of course!].

[Infographic] The History of Social Media

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Thanks to Alltop and InspiredMag for this goodie! Infographics social media history of social media infographic

Infographic of the Week: Word of Mouth Marketing Offline and Online

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We don’t realize how truly important word-of-mouth marketing is, but it is one of the most effective ways promote your company. potential consumer is much more likely to utilize your services if they are referred to you by a friend. Check out how word-of-mouth marketing relates to social media in our infographic of the week by the Word -Of-Mouth Marketing Association!

Infographic of the Week: How marketers are using social media to promote their businesses

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Social Media Examiner released their annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report earlier this year, and Patricia Redsicker created a nice infographic to illustrate the results. Infographics Social Media Patricia Redsicker Social Media Examiner Social Media Industry Report 2012

The Ultimate Guide to Content Experience

The process of content marketing has typically been defined by a three-pillar system that consists of “Creation”, “Distribution”, and “Insights”. However, this system neglects to include the significant fourth pillar of content marketing: Experience.

Some more thoughts on Gary Vanerchuck’s “there’s no such thing as social media”

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I took a few minutes to layout initial thoughts to @ garyvee’s suggestion that there’s no such thing as social media, and that social media was the same thing as the internet. Minor technicality, I'll let it slide.]. Yes, social media has gotten to be a very broad word, maybe too big for it’s britches, and applied to a lot of different things. It’s about whole vs part.

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Pinterest for Business – A non-profit example

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Syracuse University was highlighted in the new Pinterest for Business: How to Pin Your Company to the Top of the Hottest Social Media Network book that came out last month as one of the highlighted non-profit examples. The excerpt is as follows: “…The idea of creating a brand for your non-profit is not against the mission of your company.

A Day in the Life of Twitter #infographic

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The most commonly shared links contain images, according to a recent study. You’ll never guess the most common source for articles shared on the popular site. Thanks to Diffbot and  Ragan , who posted this cool infographic, we now know… Infographics Twitter day in the life diffbot statistics

Social Media in Higher Ed: Take the activity out of the social channel and be a community facilitator

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The first point Dan makes, Coordination Across Campus, is one of particular interest to me: “While social media roles are often housed in a central marketing or communications office, it’s imperative that social media managers have strong relationships with departments across campus and that they keep up constant communication.&#. …does it? That’s value out the door.

Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

Generating demand and ensuring the consistent flow of high-quality, actionable leads is what makes B2B marketers successful.

Infographic of the Week: Instagram Nation

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If you haven’t heard of Instagram by now well… I don’t know what to say. It just got acquired by Facebook for $1b, as of last month it had a billion photos taken, and is well on track to clocking 100m users pretty soon. So how’d it get so popular? Online Colleges  (via Mashable ) shares with us some insightful information to that end… Related articles.

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3 Old and Basic Social Media Tenants to Remind Yourself of Today

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In the past few months, I’ve heard a few generalizations made about social media that have me thinking back several years to when the field was coming alive and we were all trying to figure out this new space. Comments like “social media is an open forum” (yeah, but… ), “community is number one” (it may be, but…). While Sure, but why use it? Of course!

Infographic of the Week: A Visual Guide to SEO [INFOGRAPHIC]

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We all know what Search Engine Optimization is (…or maybe we don’t). BUT, regardless, we have found the infographic to fix all of that! Check exactly how SEO works and what it can do for you! Thanks BloggingPro! By: BloggingPro. Uncategorized Marketing SEO SEO explanation

Infographic of the Week: Understanding Viral Content Marketing

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Voltier Digital takes a top level look at what “going viral” is all about. There’s a science behind virility, and many factors that influence how far and wide a piece of content might be able to spread.   In this infographic, they walk through some of the factors influencing virility directly, and hopefully give some food for thought as you construct your next viral! Don’t plan on printing it out though, it’s a looooong one. Infographics Information graphics Marketing Viral marketing voltier digital

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2016 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study

To build a world-class marketing program, it's crucial to compare yourself to the best performers - but competitor data can be scarce.

How to generate revenue from blogging and content marketing [Infographic of the Week] #infographic

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We do a ton of writing around here for clients – blogging, eBooks, white papers, press releases, etc – and we know the value it brings, both tangible and intangible. They also get up to 97% more inbound links (which search engines like!). They can get up to 434% more indexed pages in search engines. Blogging companies get up to 25x times more business leads.

Tumblr CEO David Karp talks about innovation on the web [#IUNY13]

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Fast Company Editor Robert Safian sits down with Tumblr’s CEO, David Karp, for a wide-ranging exploration of what it means to innovate on the web and in the social sphere today. Part of Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored 2013 , 23-24 April in NYC. Not word-for-word). Safian: The theme of today is lessons of the most innovative companies. Our investors, absolutely. And ad platform?

Wrap Up: Social Media Breakfast Syracuse 6 on geo-targeting #SMBSyr

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A summary of our Social Media Breakfast Syracuse discussion for June. From the Field destinyusa geo-targetting sara wallace smbsyr Social Media social media breakfast syracuse

Steve Nicholls on Social Media as a Crucial Component for Success

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<img class=”alignleft wp-image-2219″ style=”margin: 10px;” src=”[link] alt=”Steve Nicholls Headshot” width=”150″ height=”150″ /> This is a guest post by Steve Nicholls, author of the best-selling  Social Media in Business. Thinking of a business strategy without social media has become antiquated, unless you travel at least 20 years back in time. Today, a business is no longer sustainable without an effective social media agenda. Social media is materialized through its many applications.

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10 Key Marketing Trends for 2016

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