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Does Your Content Have Superpowers?

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A few years ago, while serving on a social media panel during a presentation to a local entrepreneurial group, I casually remarked that, “Content is everything; social media is just plumbing.” In the years since then, I’ve seen this proven over and over both with clients and with brands I follow. In order to succeed, your content marketing needs superpowers. Exceptional Audience Relevance. Sean-.

Content Calendar for Content Marketing

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I have been working with one of our clients for a few years on their search and social media campaigns. As we have recently made some significant changes to their website and overall marketing platform, I started to consider some new metrics to include in their monthly analytic dashboard. Metrics for content marketing, are key to understanding campaign performance!

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Social Media Tweetable Facts

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Social media statistics these days are all about big data, how companies are collecting (and using) the data, where this data comes from and how social media sites are used.  Do you know the recent B2B social media facts from fiction? Social Media Facts: [FACT] Each day, Facebook devours 500x more data than the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter devours 12x more. TWEET THIS. TWEET THIS. TWEET THIS.

LinkedIn Changes for Your Company Page

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I received a notification from LinkedIn today about changes coming to our LinkedIn Company Page after April 14. Specifically, LinkedIn is removing the Products & Services tab from all Company Pages. Ultimately though, I think it is more likely to be about the almighty dollar. Certainly these options would be helpful to marketers but likely have an associated cost as well. LinkedIn

150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more.

12 Tweetable Statistics Prove B2B Social Media ROCKS

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Know B2B social media fact from fiction. Fiction: Social media offers limited value to B2B marketers. Fact: 86% of B2B companies are using social media. B2B companies are absolutely using social media to generate leads , connect with customers, and reach business goals. We compiled twelve tweetable facts about the prolific use – and success – of social media among B2B marketers.

B2B Social Media On The Rise [Infographic]

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Are you one of the 86% of B2B companies using social media? Or are you sitting on the sidelines, not sure how to get started or maybe just waiting for the right time? Don’t wait. B2B social media is huge and we have proof. In a previous post we brought you 12 Tweetable Statistics Prove B2B Social Media ROCKS ; now, we bring you even more data in the form of an infographic. Your customers are there.

Is Your Business Ready for a Google+ Page?

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When Google+ Pages for businesses was launched last week, I began to reason through and consider if it was a good or bad thing. After all it has the equal potential to spin-out into the next big thing in social media, or the potential to tank into the depths of past failed attempts – think Google Buzz. They look really great. Lingering questions plague my thoughts: Is it really all that?

List Management: Tips to Best Manage your Campaigns

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Knowing your customer, especially when sending e-blasts is important to keep your customer from simply clicking “delete” when receiving your message or perhaps opting out altogether. Avoid becoming SPAM at all costs. While many companies do offer the Opt In feature for list management, they don’t always allow users to choose their desired path. ” it raid. Did they call more?

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Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

We surveyed 2016's content marketing leaders on their biggest issues, hurdles, and goals.

22 Effective SEO Tips to Optimize Your B2B Website

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Do you ever wonder why your B2B website isn’t getting more traffic? It could be that your website isn’t properly optimized for search engines. Google indexes not only websites, but also images, videos, local listings, news stories, blog posts, and more. Google calls their search results “Universal Search” and blends listings from all types of content it gathers from crawling the World Wide Web.

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Social Media Image Size Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

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I have been updating a couple client social media sites recently and realized that it has been a while since we updated a social media image size guide. In fact, June 2013 was the last time I published information on correct sizing of images! The size of social media images changes from time to time, so having the most current data available is paramount. Having trouble managing your social media?

Three Dangerous B2B Social Media Mistakes

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Social media is more effective when you’re not making mistakes. Mistakes are costly. The best case scenario is you get nervous because management is breathing down your neck for bottom line results. The worst case scenario is you get fired for making a social media mistake. Social media investment is expected to increase among B2B companies (Source: Worldcom Public Relations, 2011). Wrong.

Facebook Mobile Ad Management – NEW User Friendly Tool

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Today Facebook announced the launch of a mobile ads manager that allows for greater management of accounts on the go. Need to pause or resume ad campaigns? Perhaps add to the daily budget or change when the ad is scheduled? The new Facebook Ads Manager will do all of that while allowing users to view insights and even respond to alerts. Need help getting started in using Facebook ads?

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

745 marketers told us how effective their content marketing is. Here's what we learned.

Top Ten Reasons You Know You’re a Social Media Expert [Humor]

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How do you know if you’re a social media expert? Unlike Google AdWords, there isn’t any certification for social media. There’s not a test to take that’ll tell you how good you are. There’s a low barrier to entry. Create a free account and voila!, you’re on social media (on a side note, that’s why there’s a lot of costly mistakes made). So we thought we’d compile the top ten reasons you know you’re a social media expert: You have more than 6 social profiles – Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Flickr, FourSquare. You subscribe to Mashable. You have a blog.

11 Twitter Tips for Building Business Relationships

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More and more businesses are jumping into Twitter to find new customers and connect with current ones. The word’s out that Twitter builds relationships – but many businesses get it wrong. Twitter has unwritten rules of engagement. If you don’t follow the norms, you can be a turn off – losing your chance at building a relationship with a prospective customer. Know the norms on Twitter.

Why Your B2B Social Media is Failing (And What to Do About It)

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Are your B2B social media efforts failing? Is no one reading your blog, responding to your Facebook posts, or tweeting your stuff? Don’t give up. We know the biggest reasons B2B social media efforts fail and what to do about it. Are you guilty of the following mistakes? Not Having a Social Strategy: If you don’t know where you’re headed, you’ll neverget there. Do Social Media B2B the Right Way.

What Are Your First Impressions Of Google+ As A B2B Marketer?

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It’s been barely one month since Google launched a social network, and already 20 million people have joined Google+. Google+ is outpacing Facebook and Twitter by leaps and bounds. To put that number in perspective, it took Twitter and Facebook nearly three years to reach 20 million users. Despite the huge numbers, Google+ remains invitation-only. Will all the hype live up to expectation?

Definitive Guide to Planning a New Content Initiative

Are you kicking off new content initiatives this year? This comprehensive ebook from DivvyHQ asks the 10 most vital questions that should be answered (before you start executing anything) to ensure the success of each new content initiative.

Recent Research Reveals Best Time to Post on Social Media

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Recent Research Reveals Best Time to Post on Twitter and Facebook.

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10+ Ways To Use B2B Social Media In Your Business

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Social media should be an integral component of everything your B2B organization does including marketing, customer service, sales, and product development. It’s surprising how many B2B companies still overlook this key task. Eleven Different Ways to Integrate B2B Social Media. Every e-newsletter and email should have a call to action for the social web. Skin your YouTube page. Tweet with them.

Like Looking at Montana through a Keyhole

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Do you browse web sites from your phone or a tablet? Do many sites feel like trying to look at Montana through a keyhole? Last year mobile devices finally outsold more traditional computers. 2014 is predicted to be the year more people access the web via a mobile connection than do so from a fixed one. So, in light of that, how’s your web site? Does everything work? Is it readable? And more. Sean-.

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5 New B2B Sales and Marketing Strategies

The traditional B2B sales and marketing model is typically depicted in the shape of a funnel; flow starts with marketing and then transitions to sales. Pretty standard, right? The model has now shifted to focus on the customer and their buyer journey.

Three Stats Prove B2B Social Media Set To Explode [Charts]

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Social media has reached prime time. Did you know more searches are done on YouTube than Yahoo? Or if Facebook were a country, it’d be the 3 rd largest in the world? Consumers are interacting with each other and with companies on social media. Social media isn’t just for B2C marketers. B2B organizations are getting leads and generating demand using social media.

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Google Analytics Part 8: Need Help With Google Analytics? | PWB.

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Social Media: The New Company Newsletter? [Infographic]

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The other day I was asked “Is social media the company newsletter?” ” I was going to give a quick answer, then stopped to consider.  Yes, I do think social media can take the place of most of the functions of the company newsletter.  And has the added benefit of instant conversation. That’s not the case for smaller businesses though.

Social Media: The New Company Newsletter? [Infographic]

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The other day I was asked “Is social media the company newsletter?” ” I was going to give a quick answer, then stopped to consider.  Yes, I do think social media can take the place of most of the functions of the company newsletter.  And has the added benefit of instant conversation. That’s not the case for smaller businesses though.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

If you're concerned that your organization's content marketing isn't as effective as it could be, this report is for you.

LinkedIn Photos Speak Volumes, What Are Your Employees Saying?

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LinkedIn profile photos: How do they reflect on your company? Social media is all about being social, right? However, as in many instances in life, there is a time and place for everything. Some photos are best left out social media profiles, and some photos should never be used as an avatar. Which became evidently clear today as I was browsing LinkedIn. There sure is! You should.

LinkedIn Photos Speak Volumes, What Are Your Employees Saying?

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LinkedIn profile photos: How do they reflect on your company? Social media is all about being social, right? However, as in many instances in life, there is a time and place for everything. Some photos are best left out social media profiles, and some photos should never be used as an avatar. Which became evidently clear today as I was browsing LinkedIn. There sure is! You should.

Don’t “Blow” It – Plan Ahead on Marketing Campaigns

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Last month my shoes finally decided they were not providing enough stability. My knees were returning to having nightly pain. So I grabbed a pair of tennis shoes that I had purchased on clearance. They were a reputable brand but just didn’t seem to be cutting the mustard.And I began to feel like the little pig who build his house of straw. So I grabbed a copy to take back to the office.

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Quick Tip: Change Your “Voice” When Posting on Facebook

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How many Facebook Pages do you manage? Even if you own just one Facebook page besides your personal account, you have possibly run into this situation: You have wanted to comment on something not as the site manager but as yourself! Facebook has now made it a little easier to respond to posts as yourself – Have you noticed the little change? “Voice.” Easy Peasy.

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Brand voice? Editorial calendar? Approval workflow? Learn how to craft the crucial parts of a content marketing program. In the third installment of our five-part playbook series, discover the necessary steps to execute a content marketing program.

Secret to a Killer B2B Social Media Program

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Frustrated. That’s how you feel if you’re busy with social media – month after month – but aren’t getting results. Businesses spend hours publishing blog posts, sending out tweets, and posting on Facebook how great their product is, promoting speaking events, sharing staff updates, discussing company news, and pushing out special sales and promotion. Second, develop a content marketing strategy.