Trending Sources

Facebook content strategy is a time bomb for inbound marketing

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Every time I write a post that takes a slightly contrarian view to the status quo, I get hammered by the entrenched pundits who spin this into “Mark is saying that marketing is dead”…  or social media is dead … Or that kittens are bad. The economics of the social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn are also driven by content, but their metrics are different.

Why social media strategy should NOT start with a drive for Facebook fans

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Why does every social media strategy seemingly start with a company cajoling people to come “like” their Facebook page? This post will explain why that is usually a bad strategy if you are aiming at creating long-term, loyal customers. I’ve been honored to be selected to help judge a global company’s internal social media competition.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.

Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Facebook announced it would open up Instant Articles -– formatted and optimized to load almost immediately -– to any publisher  without a special approval process. To make it effortless for even small bloggers, Facebook announced in a post this week that it is teaming up with WordPress for a plugin that allows us to publish from our blog directly to Facebook. Time will tell. 3.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. strategies and activities moving forward. B2B Marketing.

Your social media strategy plan: Where do you START?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

And by the way, your social media initiative doesn’t start with a Facebookpage. Marketing strategy I know this seems so basic but there is no way to have an effective social media marketing strategy if you don’t have a company marketing strategy to begin with … and many companies don’t! Marketing strategy. Social media lead team.

Why “rich content” is central to your social media strategy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Today I’m going to explain that not all content is created equal … that there is a certain kind of content you MUST have in your marketing strategy. Would I have been found by the New York Times reporter if I had only posted my ideas about social scoring on Facebook? But first, I need to tell a story. Several years ago I became interested in a company called Klout.

5 Ways User-Generated Content Amplifies Your Social Media Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

Social media brings online conversations to life. According to a research study, 74% of all Internet users use social media. So, whether you strive to connect with a few customers or millions, it’s time to move your marketing efforts to platforms, like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. And with social media, content emerges. Social Media Social Media Campaigns

Why conversation hierarchy is important to your marketing strategy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

One of the biggest challenges I face as a marketing strategist is unrealistic customer expectations when it comes to social media marketing. Could you become a social media sensation? Here is the business case for Facebook in just one sentence: “Come waste time with me.” ” Nobody HAS to spend time on Facebook. Could you become a social media sensation?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. strategies and activities moving forward. B2B Marketing.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

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!

Social media “engagement” is not a strategy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

They made fun of measurement, strategy, objectives and any hint of trying to monetize a social media effort.  I know that sounds weird today, but it’s true. The mantra was “Social media is not about your stupid company. Today, social media is being mainlined into the traditional marketing, PR and advertising initiatives, for better or for worse. Here we go.

Coming clean on Facebook reach

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Is there any greater source of emotional debate and mis-information on the web today than Facebook reach? recently had a little debate on this subject with a person who wrote a glowing article on the promise of Facebook reach — despite what appears to be pretty bad news in this corner of the web. “I’m tired of so much negativity about Facebook,” he said.

Adding fuel to the fire: How important is Facebook?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

A new survey adds more fuel to the swirling debate about how social media usage is changing, especially among teens. However, you need to dig into the nature of the research before making conclusions about the implications for marketing strategy. The research does not necessarily say teens are moving away from Facebook. How important is Facebook? The rest of the story.

Wasting your ad money? All Facebook fans are unequal

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist What if you were given $20,000 to acquire new fans on Facebook? But is there strategy in trying to acquire new fans on Facebook? Just a few months ago I was begging for more Facebook ad dollars for my client accounts and our own unique page simply because Facebook said so. Sounds thrilling, right? Guess what?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. strategies and activities moving forward. B2B Marketing.

25 ideas for your social media network strategy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Behind every social media strategy you have to have a content plan and a network plan. Plus, unlike other social media platforms, you can build an audience on Twitter even if your contacts don’t follow you back. Building your social media network. Here are 25 ideas to think about for building your own network strategy through Twitter: 1)     Basic Search.

Social media strategy leaders: an intro to the series

Biznology

This is my first post – the introduction to a series spotlighting leaders in social media strategy. The “social media manager” – job title was not common ten years ago. Since even Facebook was in its infancy in 2006, the title probably did not even exist. Industries and organizations have grown their social media work in many different forms.

What will replace Facebook? Six considerations

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

A question I often receive in my classes and talks is “What will replace Facebook?” We look to history to see the progression of upstarts replacing established companies — didn’t Facebook replace MySpace? — and of course assume there is a new idea out there somewhere waiting to unseat Facebook as the leading social network. Facebook.

Generating Leads from a Facebook Fan/Business Page Engagement Strategy

NuSpark

Facebook and B2B lead generation.  Have you considered Facebook as a channel for lead generation?  Yes I know the jury is still out, but you can’t deny the power of Facebook as it relates to brand building and audience reach.  In 2011, 70 percent of B2B marketers used Facebook to share content with their networks, a 30 percent increase over the previous year.

Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

There is an unsettling buzz about the future of Facebook. Some analysts report that Facebook usage is declining , or at least  slowing in some parts of the world  and if that is true, it is a problem of Facebook’s own making. The Facebook is foremost a place to connect with family and friends. Secondarily, Facebook provides a place for self-expression.

The Business Case for Buying Facebook Likes

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Perhaps the most prestigious symbol of social proof today is the Facebook “Like.”  Among many companies, there is a Facebook arms race in progress as competing brands do anything necessary to gain the upper hand on this important metric. As you might predict, an underground market has emerged that will happily sell you manufactured Facebook Likes. The essence of social proof.

Buy 99

Facebook and Snapchat at war, and four other groovy media trends

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Facebook and Snapchat and content wars. Listen in for some TREMENDIFIED new insights on: Snapchat rejected Facebook’s takeover bid last year. Watch out for this ZUCKERFICATION of Facebook Messenger. Facebook and Snapchat … AT WAR? Related Stories Snapchat for the win Social Media Believe it or NOT!!! Facebook and Snapchat and content wars.

6 Factors that turn social media strategy into RESULTS

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

After working as a marketing consultant for more than a decade, I know how exhilarating it is when a client really executes well on a strategy. ” When I hear that question, I know my client is not ready to commit to the organizational change needed to make a social media strategy work. Everyone has a Facebook page. “Can you just do this for us?” Tweet.

Your 2013 Social Media Strategy: Grow a Pair.

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

There is an infection overwhelming social media strategy development and the virus is fear. just read a number of reports all showing how CMO’s are still confused about what to do about social media. And I can report that the overwhelming reaction to social media by many successful companies is: “Can we please just make this go away!” Really? Please.

Content Marketing Strategy? Think Like A Reporter

Webbiquity

However, companies with a documented content marketing strategy are three times as likely to say their efforts are “very” or “extremely” effective as those without one. So—creating a content marketing strategy is vital. These same six questions can provide the basis for formulating your content marketing strategy. The Reporter’s Questions.

Why Content Shock is coming to a Facebook ad near you

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

If you read between the lines, Facebook just told us it’s going to become a lot more expensive to be in marketing soon. ” Translation: Facebook is about to max out on the number of ads it can show users inside its platform, which means it will need to find other ways to grow the company’s ad business in the future. In essence, this is what social media platforms WANT to do.

Finally, the truth about social media and customer engagement

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

My social media engagement level was still the same, it just became diluted. This is when Snapchat became the new media darling and one of the reasons was “engagement is through the roof.” Here is a question I received on a podcast interview this week: Should our listeners be on Facebook Live? By Mark W. Schaefer. And then, it got crowded. Fast forward to 2015.

Facebook Tag Bombing is the new telemarketing

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

This is a post that is probably going to p**s some people off, but it must be said. I am increasingly being tagged in stupid Facebook posts like this one: What’s your favorite flavor of lollipop? It seems to be coming from the social media gurus and demi-gurus. It seems to be coming from the social media gurus and demi-gurus. Perhaps that surprises you? Why would they?

It may be time to drop your annual marketing strategy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Here is my company marketing strategy: Assess, React and Shift. No annual marketing strategy? Organic reach on Facebook has plummeted for most businesses in a matter of months. Are you adjusting tactics or are you locked into a strategy that isn’t working? even heard of new ways the dating site match.com is being cleverly used as a social media marketing channel!

Social Media Explained. Really.

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

With every client I meet, every class I teach, and every speech I give, there is always a group of people who desperately need to understand social media marketing but don’t have the time to do it. If you are thinking to yourself, “This world does NOT need another social media book,” you’re partially correct. But this is not just another social media book.

The “Be-Attitudes:” Creating influence on Facebook

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

How to Become Powerful On Facebook from Mark Schaefer. wanted to let you all know that I’ve created a cool new eBook for you called “The Be-Attitudes: Creating Influence on Facebook.” ” This was a fun project that involved 35 of my absolute social media heroes like Mitch Joel , Gini Dietrich , Liz Strauss , C.C. The Be-Attitudes. What a creative idea.

The 6 critical questions guaranteed to drive your social media strategy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

If you made ladders for a living and sold them to big chain stores, how much of your budget should you spend on social media marketing? This was a real question posed to me by a reader last week and as I walked her through the six key questions that lead to social media strategy I thought this would be useful information to share with you. ” Nobody HAS to be on Facebook.

The future of content marketing strategy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Two years ago I would have introduced Jay as a blogger but that is not nearly sufficient enough to describe America’s foremost new media mogul. In the past 24 months Baer has introduced rapid short-form videos, a new curated content property, five new podcasts and flurry of new publishing innovations on channels like LinkedIn and Facebook. The myth of audience overlap.

Dear Facebook. Please let me pay you.

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

There is probably nothing more debated, despised, and dissected on the social web than Facebook’s ever-changing scheme to monetize its vast audience. My Facebook mobile stream is now dominated by banner ads. Facebook, you’re just p **g off people every day. Let’s assume that the people who would pay for Facebook, like me, never click on ads any way.

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

One of the most common business dilemmas is figuring our where to start with social media marketing. As with anything in life, there is often a trade-off between effort and business benefits and social media is no different. There is NO common solution or strategy that fits every business. If you are reading this post, you might have discovered it through Twitter or Facebook.

How to Create Your Facebook Ads Strategy

WindMill Networking

Facebook ads work. Just ask one of the many brands that have used Facebook to successfully connect with their target market. Through a combination of thoughtful strategy and compelling ad content, brands from diverse industries can reach their market and communicate their brand’s value on this platform. However, like any type of success, effective Facebook […].

Ads 28

Social media giants tighten their grip on small content producers

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The digital age is supposed be the era of the solopreneur, allowing ordinary human content producers like you and me to start their own online media empire. The promise was: Be passionate, work your face off, and you can create your one (wo)man media empire. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube can shut you down without explanation. By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist.

What’s the Point of a Social Media Strategy?

Haley Marketing

You have a Facebook page. Why should you bother with a strategy? So why you would wing part of your marketing strategy? Creating a Social Media Strategy. Creating a social media strategy allows you to identify your audiences and target them. How should you create a strategy? Existing on social media isn’t enough. – Aabaco.

25 Nuggets of Essential Social Media Wisdom

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

So here are some perspectives on digital marketing, content creation, and social media that might connect with you in a helpful way. Maybe the most important social media measure isn’t ROI. Quit worrying about “the next Facebook.”  It’s Facebook. How do you find the time for social media?  We all have the same amount of time. Just write. Or film. Or record.