How to turn social media connections into an actionable audience

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Probably the biggest myth — and mistake — I see regarding social media marketing is the idea that audience equals action. Most of the time, your social media connections begin as “weak relational links.” Audience size does not equal “activation.”

Do you need a massive audience to be huge in social media?

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Recently, my dear friend Kristen Daukas and I had an interesting exchange in the comment section about audience size and I thought it would be fun to blow it out into a blog post since it is such a relevant topic. So, in this case, growing a huge audience is not a priority.

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Engaging Your Audience with Social Marketing

Salesfusion

The post Engaging Your Audience with Social Marketing appeared first on Salesfusion. Social Media Techie Stuff

14 great quotes about building an actionable audience

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One of the highlights from the new The Content Code book is the concept of building an actionable audience or the “Alpha Audience” — the elite group of people who express their advocacy and influence others by sharing your content.

8 Types of Social Media Content That Your Audience Really Needs

B2B Marketing Insider

Are you able to create engagement with them, earn social shares and link backs, and drive people to your landing pages? The post 8 Types of Social Media Content That Your Audience Really Needs appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience

Webbiquity

Now—how you attract and retain a large audience? Social media? Find guidance on those topics and more here in a baker’s dozen of the best guides to growing your blog audience from the past year or so.

What Social Data can Teach You about Audiences

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This made me wonder which one of these polls was best for my son as the intended audience. After this discovery, I contacted my Audience Development team here at Networked Insights and asked them to develop a series of lists of the top NCAA football teams for various audience categories.

Content marketing personalization: know your audience

Biznology

Knowing what interests your audience means knowing your audience, so let’s take a look at painting a more personal picture of them. The first step in this process is understanding that your audience is not a single monolith.

Driving economic benefits from your Alpha Audience

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But there was one particular chapter that seemed to grip people and create the most conversations: “The Alpha Audience.”. This Alpha Audience is the heartbeat of our business. Activating the Alpha Audience. How do you find your most active audience?

4 Social Posts That Can Captivate Any Audience

Vertical Response

Social media posts might be short and sweet, but you need to go beyond the basic promotional message to standout in the jungle of posts, tweets and pins. This dynamic husband and wife duo are known for their unique brand of photography and it spills into their social media marketing.

Read this article before you start a social media program

Biznology

Are you a B2B business exec whose instincts are saying you should be doing something with social media, but you’re not sure what? Yet many people hire someone to implement a social media program without really knowing why. How can I use social media?

Identifying Buyer Profiles: 5 Ways To Segment Your Marketing Audience

Modern Marketing

We, as outbound marketers, owe it to our audiences to make sure that the information we’re offering is of the highest relevance and value. As such, you need to face the tough question: Is your email marketing messaging truly resonating with your audiences? (In

How A CMO Uses Storytelling To Engage Audiences

Modern Marketing

How do you use email marketing to tell stories to engage your audience? Content - articles, video and ebooks to educate consumers while leveraging SEO, email and social channels to attract, engage and distribute the content. Jeremy Duerksen is CMO at Peaksware.

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I don’t know my online audience and neither do you

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” This man is clearly an important member of my online audience. But he’s not active on social media so I’ve never heard of him before. Marketing to the online audience elite. How do you really know your online audience?

5 Simple Ways to Segment Your Social Media Audience

Hubspot

"How can I get more leads from social media?". This is a question I get often from marketers who are struggling to find and prove the value of social media to their business. Segmenting their audience on social media. 1) Use social media targeting.

How to Refresh Evergreen Content (and Reach a Big Audience)

ScribbleLive

Whether it’s two months or two years old, the best content drives traffic on its own through organic means or ongoing social sharing. If it reads like a poor man’s Wikipedia article, it’s probably not something your audience (or Google) is likely to dig.

20 Ideas to super-charge your social media network

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Behind every social media strategy you must have a content plan and a network plan. To succeed on the Internet today, you have to create content that ignites and that takes an audience. Building your social media network. Look through other social media accounts.

Mariana Uses Artificial Intelligence to Build Personas and Find Target Audiences

Customer Experience Matrix

Mariana finds other people who match the personas, using its deep understanding of social data to accurately identify and find contact information on larger numbers of relevant people than other vendors.

There is no community on social media

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Here is why companies can certainly build communities on social media and, in fact, they are doing so. Which leads me to this final point on the nature of social media community … 4. Weak links and the Alpha Audience. Is there a place for social media in a boring business?

Presenting a Webinar? Build an Emotional Connection with Your Audience

Act-On

The success of the webinar is largely contingent on how articulate and trustworthy the presenter is, and how well the presentation addresses genuine audience concerns. Choose a topic that you and your organization are very familiar with, and that your intended audience thinks is important.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. ” — Social Media Today.

5 Ways to Make Your Content Speak to a Business Audience

Reachforce

You’ve established a social media presence. You want your content to make an impression. You want your business-to-business (B2B) customers talking. You focus on recent market events, emerging industry trends and the latest news.

Tracking and Increasing Audience Engagement

Hubspot

That’s why tracking and understanding your audience is so important — so you can create smaller, more targeted campaigns instead of sending every sponsored email to your entire database. This begs the question, how do you begin to understand your audience?

Facebook Boosted Posts: 3 Ways to Target Your Audience

Vertical Response

Now, Facebook allows you to garner more engagement with your boosted posts by providing three audience targeting options. You can also create a specific name for this audience and use it in the future if you write about similar subject matters.

New Year, New Audience: 10 Essential Social Media Tactics to Get Your Content Seen

Modern B2B Marketing

Unless you have an audience that seeks out your content en masse, promoting your content is the only way that your audience is going to see it. But aside from simply posting it across your social media channels, what else can you do? Create social banners.

25 ideas for your social media network strategy

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Behind every social media strategy you have to have a content plan and a network plan. To succeed on the Internet today, you have to create content that ignites and that takes an audience. Building your social media network. 7) Look through other social media accounts.

How Publishers Develop and Monetize Audiences with Digital Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

If paid audiences are only shrinking , can Gate’s very first prediction that the “real money on the internet” would be in content hold true? Here are three steps I’ve seen publishers taking to develop and monetize their audiences: 1. Understand Audience Interests and Behaviors.

Five Audiences for Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

A technical audience is different from a business one. The challenge in social media is to be able to consider the needs of multiple audiences at once, because even though you may be aiming a tweet, blog post or Facebook update at a particular group, everyone can see it.

Case Study: Using influencers to quickly build an audience for your content

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Now my audience could hear my voice for the first time and my traction continued to grow. He didn’t have the luxury of building an audience patiently over time. When you don’t have time to build your own audience, borrow someone else’s! By Mark Schaefer.

15 Audiences You Should Be Targeting with B2B Facebook Ads

KoMarketing Associates

As a social network, Facebook Ads are typically seen utilized for B2C, but don’t let that deter you from running B2B campaigns as they too, can successfully get in on the action. Ultimately, Facebook Ads are an excellent, highly targeted, and inexpensive way, compared to other ad networks, to get in front of your target audience as an introductory or re-engagement touchpoint, that will expand your reach and visibility, and ultimately assist in your sales funnel.

Why every business needs a social media business audit

Biznology

Not active on social media? While your business may be posting to social media and doing all the right things, you must regularly assess where you stand on your most important social channels. Or, you will struggle to consistently improve your social strategy.

How to Build Your Social Media Audience from the Ground Up

Vertical Response

Like a talented musician playing music to an empty room, you need to attract an audience if you want to be heard. The same goes for social media – You have to grow and engage an audience in order for people to ‘hear’ all of the great things about your business.

How to Engage Your Audience Using Digital Advertising

Hubspot

But inbound marketing is a long-term play, and building a loyal audience and a constant flow of organic traffic isn't an easy task. How to Engage Your Audience Using Digital Advertising. 1) Focus on native (or social) advertising.

5 Tips For Improving Your Social Media ROI

Modern Marketing

by Lauren Harper | Tweet this According to Social Media Examiner , 89% of marketers want to know how to measure social media ROI, and yet calculating the social ROI still remains illusive to many companies. And yet, engagement is the name of the game for social media.

Understanding Generational Social Media Preferences

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I’m starting to wonder if marketers are too caught up with millennials to really think about generational nuances on social media. Social works on us too, ya know! According to the Q1 2017 Sprout Social Index. YouTube is their second favorite social platform.

Organic vs paid social media: 12 myths vs realities

Biznology

Paid social social is paying any of these social networks to boost the reach of posts, display ads and videos, or sponsor messaging. Paid social media is charged on a cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-thousand (CPM) basis. The social media landscape is constantly evolving.

The three biggest social media problems are NOT social media problems

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But more often than not, when people think they have a social media marketing problem, it’s not a marketing problem at all. Here are three problems that people may THINK are social media marketing problems … but they’re not. By Mark Schaefer.

How To Build Up Social Media Marketing Like LEGO

Modern Marketing

Do your brand’s social media followers feel the same about your channels? Beyond the standard engagement and core audience building, it’s becoming increasingly important to connect the dots of paid, earned, and owned media via social channels.

Too Much Crappy Social Media Content!

Digital B2B Marketing

Of course, most businesses and professionals don’t share information like this in social media, but another kind of oversharing pervades social media: oversharing content. You may justify this because they are sharing your content and helping to grow your audience.

We Asked Our Audience What They Really Think of PDF Ebooks: A HubSpot Experiment

Hubspot

So you can imagine my surprise when HubSpot's audience started telling us they still like to print out our ebooks -- which are often 20 or 30 pages in length -- instead of viewing them on a web page. I don't know about you, but I barely print anything anymore.