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3 Steps for Effective Sales Lead Follow Up (none are the Hail Mary)

ViewPoint

Familiarize yourself with their Twitter presence—specifically the hashtags they use—to get a sense of their interests and beliefs. The term "Hail Mary" has become generalized to refer to any last-ditch effort with little chance of success.

Using Hashtags as Strategic Objects

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Hashtags Twitter. Hashtags have been around for a while. With this evolution, brands are now leveraging the once lowly hashtag as a strategic tool to unify campaigns and connect with customers.

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A guide to getting started on using hashtags on LinkedIn

Biznology

LinkedIn wants you to start using hashtags and I think it’s about time. For platforms, like Twitter and Instagram , hashtags are an essential ingredient to the social posting recipe. Hashtags are an easy way to do just that. What exactly are hashtags?

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter With #Confidence

Marketing Action

I tried to explain Twitter to my father over the Christmas holiday. He particularly wanted to know what a hashtag is. So I started talking about how the pound symbol always precedes a hashtag and he interrupted: “They’re like tags, right?”. Brand and Campaign Hashtags.

How can you start using hashtags effectively on LinkedIn?

Biznology

Using hashtags on LinkedIn is one of those trends, and here’s how you can use them to your advantage. Weave hashtags into your LinkedIn profile, especially your summary and/or headline. The easiest way to make this change is to turn the keywords in your LinkedIn summary into hashtags.

Top Hashtags Used By CMOs and CIOs

Modern Marketing

Presenting the CMO Social Stat of the Month for December 2015 - Top Hashtags Used By CMOs & CIOs. She points specifically to the following hashtags: #mobile, #video, #security, #analytics, #cloud, #digital, #bigdata, #innovation and last but certainly not least: #leadership.

7 Hilarious Twitter Brand Hashtag Fails

Hubspot

We all know that Twitter offers you the ability to create a trackable, branded hashtag. You as the company choose the words, letters, and caps on the hashtag. The first hashtag was very specific: #meetthefarmers. The second hashtag was vague: #McDstories.

The History of Hashtags [Infographic]

Hubspot

A lot''s happened since hashtags were first proposed on Twitter. It took two years for Twitter to fully embrace the hashtag, and it''s been a whirlwind of opportunity and embarrassment for both users and marketers ever since.

How to Know Which Hashtags to Use in Your Social Media Posts

Marketing Action

And now… the hashtags. But which hashtags? How many hashtags? Do you really even have to use hashtags? Let’s take a look at the basics of hashtags and discuss best practices for using them wisely. Why picking the right hashtag is so important. Use hashtags!

Facebook Launches Clickable Hashtags #Finally

Hubspot

Today, in a post on its news blog , Facebook announced it would finally be rolling out functional, clickable hashtags. The Scoop on Facebook Hashtags. Here''s how Facebook hashtags work. Facebook Hashtag Functionality. How to Use Facebook Hashtags.

How to Filter Out Twitter Spammers When Following Trending Hashtags

Hubspot

If you''ve ever joined a hashtag conversation on Twitter during a popular conference, webinar, TV show, sporting event, etc., you''ve probably noticed that when the hashtag starts trending, the stream is infiltrated by spammers. How to Filter Spam on Twitter. Twitter

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

delicious b2bmarketing

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media MARKETING Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS OpenX Rackspace Hosting ConVerdge Communities About Us Submit a Tip! So how do you disseminate and make sense of all this hashtag madness?

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. Twitter’s key strength is in driving traffic to informative online content including news and blogs. (It’s

The Word Of The Year Is a #Hashtag

Marketing Action

In 2012, ADS members determined that “hashtag” was the word of the year. Hashtags continued to become more mainstream, and in 2014 they decided to add a new category: Most Notable Hashtag. Language scholars are paying attention to the innovative linguistic force of hashtags.”

7 Silly Hashtag Mistakes No One Should Make

Hubspot

Hashtags were initially introduced to Twitter to make it easier for users to keep track of certain types of content on Twitter and find the people and topics most relevant to their interests. 1) Your hashtags are too long and confusing.

The Rules of Twitter Hashtags: Hits and Misses From 7 Big Brands

Hubspot

Since hashtags became clickable in 2009 , brands and consumers have used them to start, track, and follow conversations on Twitter. Today, hashtags have become a critical part of successful marketing campaigns across many different social platforms. The Best Twitter Hashtags.

Mapping and Effectively Using Twitter Hashtags for Business

Proteus B2B Marketing

Including hashtags in your tweets is a powerful way to extend the reach of your activity on Twitter. While people can follow other Twitter users, they can also follow hashtags. Tools like TweetDeck, Seesmic Desktop, and HootSuite are great for monitoring hashtag streams.

The 10 Don’ts of Twitter for B2B Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Twitter has transformed the way that B2B marketers communicate with their target audiences by providing another place to engage, address questions, and emphasize what they stand for. Why is it so important to avoid Twitter bad practices?

Hashing Out Hashtags: What They Are & How to Use Them [Infographic]

Hubspot

What do overalls, Mariah Carey's Christmas album, and hashtags all have in common? While hashtags didn't rise to popularity (with the help of Twitter) until after 2007, they were actually first used during the late 90s to categorize items into groups on IRC (Internet Relay Chat.).

Interesting Infographics: What the #### are those social media hashtags all about?

LEADership

That’s the story behind hashtags, those little # signs you see all over Twitter, Instagram, and more recently Facebook. Done right, a hashtag gives social network users valuable information about subject matter and trending topics. Take Twitter , for example.

How to Attract Talent With a Company Hashtag: 10 Inspiring Examples

Hubspot

Let's take a look at how 10 different companies are using hashtags and social media curation to attract talent. And what's a better way to make sense of social media noise than a well-branded hashtag? We live in the hashtag-driven society. Use Cyfe to archive hashtag results.

Lessons for Your Brand from Facebook Live Video—As Told by Hashtags

Content Standard

Here’s a closer look at live video—through the lenses of the hashtags that embody the reasons for its success. It’s the hashtag that won’t go away—and with good reason. It seems like every week something new happens on Facebook Live video.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time.

The Top #Nifty50 Women Writers on Twitter for 2013

Webbiquity

Each year, the #Nifty50 awards honor 50 men and 50 women who actively engage on Twitter. In 2012, the #Nifty50 recognized the top men and women on Twitter in the technology realm. and who actively engage on Twitter.

29 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Infographics of 2013

Webbiquity

Twitter became a publicly traded company on November 7 and saw the price of its shares climb 73% on the first day of trading. Does anyone still thing Twitter is for the birds? What are the best ways to drive website or blog traffic with Twitter? Utilize Twitter advertising?

Happy #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

Act-On

To begin at the beginning: On this #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay hashtag holiday, what are you doing to get to know your customers? What’s a hashtag holiday, you may ask? She said, “Forget the ‘Hallmark holiday’ – we live in the world of hashtag holidays.”

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. How can Twitter to used to support SEO efforts?

Three Things Twitter Needs to Thrive

Webbiquity

Though Twitter is still the third-most popular social media platform according to eBizMBA , speculation about the company’s struggles abounds. News outlets from CNN to Wired to TechCrunch to The Verge have detailed Twitter’s struggles to grow its user base, increase advertising revenue, and innovate new products. Still, Twitter’s best days may be ahead of it. Here are Twitter’s options: Image credit: agency:2.

20 Twitter Tricks for B2Bers Who Want to Up Their Game

Act-On

Here: Twitter is old school. That’s not an entrenched belief, but I’m sure you’ve heard a rumor or two of how Twitter has been losing ground over the last year. I’m thinking of when Fizzle pondered if Twitter was still effective (they concluded it was ), or when The New Yorker wrote about “ The End of Twitter ” due to its management woes. Compared to rapid-growth social media networks like Snapchat, Twitter is in kinda shaky territory. A hashtag.

5 Twitter Strategies And Tools To Take Your Branded Account To the Next Level

Webbiquity

If you’ve invested the groundwork necessary to build a Twitter account, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing it actually gain steam. How can you break through a Twitter plateau and take your account to an even greater level of success? 3) Experiment With New Hashtags.

Want to Shop on Twitter? Amazon Has a Hashtag for That

Hubspot

The hashtag allows buyers to place products found on Twitter into their Amazon shopping carts without ever leaving the comfort and fun of their Twitter page. Buyers must first connect Twitter and Amazon accounts, which can be done through the social settings on Amazon.

Facebook Hashtags Take a Page From Twitter’s Ad Business, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week

Hubspot

Companies like Google and Twitter have made some big changes for its business-oriented users that will make your week all the sweeter. Facebook Hashtags Take a Page From Twitter’s Ad Business, From Mashable. Learn more about Facebook hashtags at Mashable.

How to protect yourself on Twitter

Biznology

I saw two interesting things recently that have me thinking about security and protecting yourself on Twitter. I had searched the hashtag of a convention that was going on nearby, interested in who was presenting and what attendees were saying about it. Hijacked Hashtags.

Who Owns Twitter (Marketing or Sales)?

NuSpark

For anyone who really loves social media, there’s simply no substitute for Twitter. Twitter is a very good place for advertising (as long as you understand the market), but I think the platform’s real value comes from its potential as a relationship-building medium.

20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers. ” Twitter Tools.

ManageFlitter is my favorite follow/unfollow Twitter tool

Biznology

I suggested that nobody offered a web service that allowed Twitter marketers to simply and easily follow other Twitter accounts based not on keywords or hashtags or location or popularity but based simply on Twitter handles. This would be in breach of Twitter’s rules.

Putting the Conversation Back into Twitter

Digital B2B Marketing

Some days it seems Twitter has moved from a social platform to a headline and link platform. I don’t know about you, but I miss the old days of Twitter where people shared insightful thoughts or strangers met through a conversation. Learn how here: Use Filters to Manage Twitter.

The 6 Most Common B2B Questions about Twitter

B2B Marketing Traction

Learning to use Twitter can be perplexing, because it has it’s own language and coding. In this blog post I provide answers and how-to’s for the six most common questions B2B companies have about getting started on Twitter. SMX is the hashtag for the conferences.

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Marketers

Hubspot

Every time we host live webinars (and as this long list suggests , that is quite often), quite a few attendees get confused about what to do with the hashtag we provide. What is a hashtag? A Twitter hashtag is simply a keyword phrase, spelled out without spaces, with a pound sign (#) in front of it. For example, #inboundchat and #ILoveChocolate are both hashtags. What does a hashtag do? How do you create a hashtag?

15 Ways B2B Marketers Can Use Twitter to Drive Business Results

KoMarketing Associates

The wonderful world of Twitter has unlocked business opportunities for almost every type of user – from emerging artists, celebrities, big brands, news sources, and (most importantly for you) B2B marketers. Twitter offers B2B marketers the chance to attract prospects, interact and engage with clients, increase brand awareness, better understand their audience and much more. Twitter offers B2B marketers another avenue to participate in conversations with prospects.