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Content Shock is here. Now what?

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About two years ago, I wrote a blog post called Content Shock: Why Content Marketing is not a sustainable strategy. The premise behind Content Shock is simple. My post was a call to arms, pointing out that what worked in content marketing a few years ago — when content was a novelty — will not work in this era or overwhelming information density.

Is Facebook Still Relevant for B2B?

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One of the most common questions I get when it comes to social media is, “Do we really need a Facebook?” Our position on Facebook depends on the client. I do believe Facebook still has a place for B2B when done the right way. Why Have a Facebook Page? If your B2B does not have the content, subject matter, or audience for Facebook, then don’t force it.

How To Use Dark Posts on Facebook and LinkedIn to Increase Relevance

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Dark posts are ads that you can create and promote without publishing them on your company’s LinkedIn page or Facebook timeline. Facebook and LinkedIn both offer this feature (although on LinkedIn it is called “Direct Sponsored Content”). For more tips on social marketing, checkout our updated Cheatsheets for the Social Marketer on Facebook , LinkedIn , and Twitter.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides


marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. On one hand, not only is it an easy-to-use, low-cost platform with more than a billion members, but 77% of B2C companies and 43% of B2B vendors have acquired customers from Facebook, and the world’s largest social network drives 20% of all internet page views. What are the best page apps for Facebook today? Hell Yes!

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

Where Content Marketing Meets Customer Experience, Part 2: Relevancy

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Act-On sponsored the webinar: “Where Content Marketing Meets Customer Experience” hosted by Social Media Today and moderated by Paul Dunay , Financial Services Marketing Leader for PwC , and author of the Marketing Darwinsim (“Those that don’t adapt become irrelevant”) blog. Relevancy is really at the core of it. It will create that relevancy. Entertaining content.

5 Essential tools to attract a relevant audience to your blog

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Let’s look at five great social media tools to ensure you attract a relevant audience to your blog posts. 1. When you are searching through Google for content you often see the authors picture displayed in the search results: The person in the picture is Amy Porterfield.  As I know Amy and value her as an expert in her field I am more likely to click on this post in the search results.

The new psychology of content consumption

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Is the psychology of content consumption changing? Tom Webster and I get into some discussions that are guaranteed to get you thinking about the nature of content and content consumption today. The dramatic behavioral shift in consumer content streaming behavior. Facebook’s random acts of strategy. Our content is free because of their generosity.

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Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?


The most common types of video ads are previews before another piece of video content, ads in search engines, or paid media on social. For the last decade, the social option has lived almost exclusively in the land of YouTube, but since last year, Facebook has officially become a player in the video field. Facebook has been on the rise in video for the past year. Get the Guide.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

Facebook Uses Ad Tech to Dominate the Social Advertising Ecosystem


Not only is Facebook the biggest social network on the planet, it’s also the dominant force in social advertising. This is the upshot of a recent report issued by Strategy Analytics , which reveals that Facebook accounted for three-quarters of global social network ad spend in 2014. So Facebook is the dominant player in social media, and by extension, social advertising.

35 experts weigh-in: How we create influence on Facebook

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And yet, people do become influential on the Internet don’t they?  I’ve written quite a bit about the special opportunity we all have to create influence through our content. Facebook forces companies and people to compete for attention pixel-by-pixel. You can have all the cute cats and cool photos you want, but ultimately usefulness and relevancy are the keys to success.”

The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools


Along with Google, Facebook is one of the giants of the Internet. According to recent research , 71% of all Internet users have a Facebook profile. 96% of B2C and and 88% of B2B companies use Facebook for marketing. Here are nine of the most popular tools for enhancing Facebook marketing efforts. Google Review Count: 790,000. Look no further than LikeAlyzer! BuzzBlogger.

A B2B Reaction to Facebook Reactions

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Facebook updated their like buttons to now include five more emotions, so instead of just liking your B2B posts, your customers and prospects can more fully express themselves. While this certainly works on the web version of Facebook, the definitely feels like a mobile-centric update. This has caused many B2B companies to even question if Facebook was the social network for them.

Facebook Releases Smart Content Tools & Improves Analytics

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Facebook just introduced a new set of “publisher” tools that could help get your content in front of the right people. Based on feedback from users, the social media giant released four new tools to allow business pages to reach specific people, interpret social media metrics and find content to share. Facebook has also beefed up its analytics page, Insights.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

How Facebook changes our behavior

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” What makes people think that Facebook is NOT the real world? We create our personality on Facebook. But Facebook is also creating our personality. Facebook changes our behavior. Recently, Facebook demonstrated how it can alter our moods by manipulating our content. Content competition and the homogenization of our streams. Seriously.

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

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Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. According to HubSpot, ninety three percent of adults on the Internet are on Facebook, yet only 1% of a brand’s Facebook fans will ever make their way to the company’s main website. We know, after all, that Facebook users are a highly active and engaged audience.

Don’t Blame Facebook: 10 Reasons Low Conversion Rates Are YOUR Fault

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Posted in Advertising Applications Branding Content Marketing Customer Experience Facebook Inbound Marketing Listening Personalization Social Media. So, you’re one of the seemingly millions of brands out there using Facebook to lure people over to your website. The following are the 10 top reasons brands fail to tap into the real potential of Facebook.

Forget Facebook & Twitter: Time to Start Marketing on Pinterest & Instagram?


For years now Facebook and Twitter have been the two reliable social standbys, an oft-used, go-to social media marketing pairing equivalent to wine and cheese or beer and pizza (or in my case, wine, cheese, beer, and pizza). Ostensibly, this is said to be done in an effort to provide more relevant content to users. Social Media Marketing: Either Or vs And And.

The uncomfortable state of content marketing metrics

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In a post titled Content Marketing – It’s About to Get Weird , my friend Joe Pulizzi revealed disappointing findings from an annual research survey. Here’s Joe goes on to paint a hopeful picture of content marketing’s future by plugging this problem into the Gartner’s “hype cycle” model. Fixing the content marketing problem. It sucked.

Facebook Says These Are the 15 Best Brands on Facebook


On April 29, Facebook announced the winners of the third annual Facebook Studio Awards -- Facebook''s way of recognizing brands and agencies from around the world creating great campaigns. The winners of this year''s Facebook Studio Awards were selected based on three criteria: 1) Craft & Execution. Relevance to audience and brand. 2) Scale & Execution.

Stepping Up Your Facebook Retargeting with Video


That’s the beauty of retargeting with Facebook! Humans are already addicted to it: according to Facebook, there are over 1.65 billion active Facebook users, and 1.51 Think about it: if someone watches your video content, they’re already an engaged lead, especially if they watch it all the way to the end. We can still serve ads for other content assets to these lists.

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Five Facebook Advertising Features You Haven’t Tried Yet


Since Facebook unveiled its advertising options for businesses, the ads have grown substantially. Looking for the next big thing in Facebook advertising ? Here are five Facebook advertising features you haven’t tried yet. One of the newest ad types to hit Facebook is the carousel ad. Facebook carousel ads require: • Clear images in a 600×600 measurement.

5 Facebook No-Nos That Turn off Your Customers

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Businesses need to go where their customers are, and the majority of customers are on Facebook,” says Hancock, who manages social media for companies all over California. ?. As more small businesses join the Facebook bandwagon, Hancock has noticed some companies are repelling customers rather than attracting them. Facebook is like a public suggestion box. All rights reserved.

This Week in Content Marketing: Facebook’s Move to Swallow Publishers

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In this week’s episode, Robert and I discuss two large venture capital investments in the content marketing technology space – Percolate and Kapost. We also debate whether Facebook’s launch of its Instant Articles service represents the end of times for publishers or a stairway to heaven. Content marketing in the news. This week’s show. million. Sponsor (38:49).

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools


Great content—the kind that resonates with your audience—starts with great topic ideas. What are the best tools for finding great content ideas? Here are almost two dozen of the best content ideation tools finding and capturing bursts of inspiration. Sample review:  “Turns your content creation into a magazine, while it can also be embedded on WordPress sites too.”

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28 Super Easy Tips on How to Promote Your Content

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Content distribution has been a BIG topic here on {grow} and around the social sphere. As Mark’s book, The Content Code  explains, “great content isn’t the finish line, it’s the starting line.” Here are 28 tips on how to promote your content online. Promote Your Content On Social Media. Promote Your Content To Your List(s).

The Pros of LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Professionals

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You’re probably already on Facebook , sharing photos of your kid’s first birthday party and links to your favorite articles , recipes and videos. After all, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. There is, of course, the option of creating a Facebook page solely for business purposes, which is a good way to separate your personal and professional networks.

Social Media: How Motorola Solutions uses Facebook to generate more engagement

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Tweet If you think Facebook is no place for B2B marketers, think again. Facebook was one of the first places we started engaging on social media,” Belinda Hudmon, Senior Director, Global Digital Strategy and Operations, Motorola Solutions, said. Firefighters, policeman and other public-safety personnel were engaging on Facebook. Promote the company’s Facebook presence.

This Week in Content Marketing: A Content Marketing Approach Is Strategic, Actually

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In this episode, Robert and I debate a TechCrunch article’s claims that content marketing isn’t actually strategic. We We also go inside Accenture’s efforts to become a worldwide leader in content marketing, and explore Facebook’s latest attempt to enhance the ad experience from both sides of the equation. Content marketing in the news.

6 Ways to Get Out of Your Rut and Get More Out of Facebook

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She was in a Facebook rut. Many users like Debbie are experiencing Facebook fatigue. A Pew Internet Research study found that 61% of Facebook users have voluntarily taken a break from using the site for a period of several weeks or more. 20% of those who don’t use Facebook did at one time, but quit. “I’m tired of Facebook,” people complain. Passive aggressive?

Get Into Your Buyer’s Psyche To Create Relevant Digital Marketing


The more specific you can get, the easier it is to pick the most effective marketing tactics and distribution channels and to develop highly relevant content marketing. I’ve found myself thinking a lot lately about target audiences and buyer profiling. I’m at the start of a couple of new projects and that always gets me thinking about people. Photo credit: Wikipedia. Nielsen.

Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm to Balance Content From Friends Vs. Pages


Today, Facebook announced three brand new updates to the News Feed algorithm specifically meant to improve user experience. Every time Facebook updates its algorithm, brands and marketers freak out. Update 1: If users run out of content to see but want to spend more time reading their News Feed, more (and possibly duplicate) content will show up.

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Facebook Live Almost Died. Now It Could Rule the Media World


The stage also doubled as Facebook Live’s coronation. The social giant partnered with ABC to live stream the debates via Facebook Live, putting the much-hyped feature on the national stage. Outside of Snapchat, there is no more interesting corner of the social media universe than Facebook Live. The birth of Facebook Live. Facebook’s broadcast problem.

A cautionary tale: Putting your business in the hands of Facebook

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The other aspect of their success, and frankly the more interesting part for us, is their Facebook presence. But when I asked them about their business website, they just shrugged their shoulders and laughed.  “Why waste time and money on building a website when you can do everything for free on Facebook ?”. cough* Facebook *cough). Mmmmmm. Wowzee. frowned. Lesson learned.

How to Use Facebook Live: A Complete Guide


In their continued effort to promote video content in the News Feed, Facebook recently launched Facebook Live , a live video streaming service that lets anyone broadcast live videos from their mobile device straight to their Facebook News Feed. Why are marketers getting so excited about Facebook Live? How to Broadcast on Facebook Live. Step 12: You're done!

B2B Content Marketing: Find the bigger story

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Tweet “Anybody here think you have nothing to create content around? ” Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute, has heard this issue from a lot from B2B marketers. Many do not think they have any content that is relevant or exciting enough to share to their audiences. million Facebook page likes (now at 1.8 No exciting stories to tell?”

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How the News Feed Algorithms Work on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram


You're connected with hundreds of people -- maybe even thousands -- on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It started with Facebook in 2006 , and then Twitter nine years later in 2015. To help get it all straight, we've put together this simple guide on how the news feed works on the three most popular social networks: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Relevancy Score.

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Polish up your best content to drive content marketing value

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This post builds on work by Mark Schaefer  and his idea of “ content shock ” and Pamela Vaughn who wrote a post on   historical optimization  for HubSpot.  I did not come up with either of these concepts, but I am going to show you the link between the two. According to  Forrester , 50% of content from enterprises is not even being used. Content . Simple economics.

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