How to Create a Strategic Social Media Plan [Template]

Content Marketing Institute

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5 Hacks for Creating a Successful Law Firm Social Media Marketing Plan

Go Beyond SEO

Simply posting to social platforms without a goal is so 2008 – in order to be successful now and in the future, outlining your social media marketing plan is key. This is particularly true for businesses that rely heavily on social media marketing. Where do I Start when Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan? Foundation of a Social Media Marketing Plan. Brainstorming Social Media Campaigns.

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Creating a Marketing Plan for 2019: What to Focus On

Single Grain

Creating a marketing plan is one of the best things you can do for your business or organization. A marketing plan allows you to better focus your resources while helping you come up with a manageable plan to grow your business. During the planning process, you will also gain a better understanding of the different factors that can ultimately determine and affect your success. We do things like this quarterly to help us plan for the following year.

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Is Your Social Media Marketing Plan SMART?

B2B Marketing Traction

To succeed in social media marketing, your goals must be SMART. Today most businesses have gotten beyond the question of whether or not to have a presence in social media. ” Just as with marketing as a whole, it helps to have a strategy and a plan for execution. The plan is essential to successful, consistent execution, because there are a lot of moving parts in social media. In your social media plan, make sure social media goals are SMART.

A 10 Step Guide To Creating A Social Media Marketing Plan

Webbiquity SMM

billion social media users in the world. With so many people—from every country, every age, and every profession—marketing professionals have ramped up their use of social media marketing over the past decade. When efficiently optimized, social media is a great way to grow traffic, generate leads, and drive sales to a new business. Yet too many marketers and brands go about social media marketing the wrong way.

Halloween Shopping Trends to Consider for Your Last-Minute Halloween Marketing Plan

Martech Advisor

In this article, we discuss Halloween marketing trends and what marketers and retailers can do to improve last-minute sales. National Retail Federation and GroundTruth did a study on Halloween shopping trends to help marketers and retailers with their Halloween Media Planning. Halloween Media Planning Tips. Dan Silver, VP of Marketing, GroundTruth. Learn More: 4 Reasons Why Location-Based Marketing is Set to Disrupt Marketing in 2019.

Targeting Audiences Not Looking for You; Advertising Options for B2B

NuSpark

Marketing Strategy: You Still Need to Persuade with Content ; Before Search and Social. With so much marketing noise out there talking about inbound marketing, social media, and SEO, sometimes we forget one mission-critical component to marketing strategy; advertising. The two firms have similarities: They only wish to target regional markets due to competition and limited sales staff size. Remember, we’re reviewing geo-targeted marketing opportunities.

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Online Display Advertising, Targeting, and Capturing Leads

NuSpark

Ad units and rich media. According to a B2B survey from Bizo last year, marketers see display as a priority for initiatives. . If budget allows, display should be part of an integrated marketing plan. When planning display campaigns on Google, I can choose targeting by specific tactics, or a combination of tactics that allow very specific site targeting, called flexible reach. Advertising Media Planning Tactical Services

How to Plan a Media Budget

Bionic

An old mentor always used to say, “prior planning prevents p!$$ He was right about preparing for a military operation, but after I became a marketer, I realize he was right about a lot more… Planning a media budget is one of the first steps in creating an effective marketing campaign. Often, however, marketing budgets are not planned in detail, and as a result, the campaign falls flat. Steps to Ace Your Next Media Budget.

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How to Avoid Going Down the Social Media Rabbit Hole

B2B Marketing Traction

Implementing a social media marketing program can feel like Alice in Wonderland going down the rabbit hole. How can you be productive as you start your social media marketing program? Before you start, invest in research and analysis, a written strategic social media plan, and creation of a systematic approach. Then, execute your social media plan with diligence. Analyze Your Social Media Opportunities.

7 Resolutions Your School's Marketing Department Should Make

Hubspot

It's once again that time of year for taking a good look at the lessons we've learned from our marketing efforts and resolving what we will, or won't, do again in 2017: 1) Less Bulk Email. The stronger the relationship between Marketing and Admissions, the more effective both departments are. If you want people to continue to visit your blog or follow your school's social media profiles, the content there needs to provide pure value to prospects and their parents.

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Book Review: Social Media Marketing – An Hour a Day

Webbiquity

Despite its airy title, Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day by Dave Evans is anything but a lightweight treatment of this topic. At roughly 340 pages of text plus another 42 pages of worksheets, this is a meaty book, but the end result of following Dave’s hour-a-day guide is a solidly justified, strategic social media marketing plan. Later, he founded his own marketing technology consultancy.

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33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media? What’s the best process for developing a social media marketing plan?

How to Support Sales as a Marketer in a Changing Environment

Pam Didner

The biggest benefit of digital marketing is that everything is trackable. The biggest downfall of digital marketing is that everything is trackable. In essence, digital marketing is a lot of work, as is demand generation and working with sales. VP of Marketing or CMO.

In The Rush to B2B Social Media, Don’t Forget Strategy, Analytics

B2B Marketing Traction

As many businesses jump on the social media bandwagon, I’m seeing a real lack of strategic planning and analytics as part of the effort. A lot of people think of social media as kids stuff – easy – anyone can do it. The reason why this is important is the same for all marketing, not just social media marketing. Marketing for marketing’s sake is a hit or miss proposition.

How to Craft an Effective Social Media Strategy

Oracle

As social platforms have grown in popularity, so too has the importance of building an effective social media strategy. This is why it’s essential to come up with a social media plan of attack, and commit to executing it well. To have a successful social media strategy, it’s essential to plan meticulously, and stick to your message, even if it doesn’t seem to take hold at first. Create a social media marketing plan before you start.

How to Plan Your Social Media Strategy for Better Engagement

RockContent

If you have a personal social media account, you probably know that people don’t actually prepare what they post there. However, if your brand is on social media, you have to think differently : it’s essential to plan out what you will do there, as well as think about to whom you’re talking. In this case, the platform becomes a way of generating awareness, conversions, sales, as well as boosting your Digital Marketing strategy. Social Media

Bob Ward Homes Has Retained Stevens & Tate Marketing As Its Agency Of Record

Stevens & Tate

With this position, the firm will handle media planning and buying services for the Maryland home builder. The Strategic Marketing Plan. To unify all efforts, Stevens & Tate developed a marketing plan that incorporates outreach advertising to attract new prospects and communications to the home builder’s database of leads to move them through the buyer’s journey. Enjoy the article: Stevens & Tate Marketing Named as a Top B2B Company Worldwide.

How to Create a Promotional Plan for Your Business (with Template!)

Single Grain

Promotional planning is becoming more and more necessary for big as well as small businesses around the world. A promotional plan highlights key elements of a company’s strategy and creates a roadmap of future tasks in a way that’s more likely to achieve business goals.

Enterprise B2B Marketers: Focus on Connecting with Your Buyers for Impact in 2015

ANNUITAS

One of the key takeaways was that “Marketing departments are struggling to succeed with their Demand Generation.” So, with a finite amount of resources where should B2B Enterprise marketers focus their efforts for the most impact? The study found “less than half of B2B enterprise organizations use buyer personas as part of their demand generation planning stages. Finally be sure to look at your own internal marketing and sales processes, and make sure they’re aligned as well.

Essential Tips and Tools for B2B Social Media Marketing

Hootsuite

B2B social media marketing is often written off as boring or unnecessary. The digital media company credits its LinkedIn marketing efforts for closing 42% of its deals in 2018. B2B marketing helps Adobe ink bigger contracts. Why use social media for B2B marketing.

Effort Vs. Results: How Does Your Social Media ROI Stack Up?

SWZD

Measuring returns on your social media B2B efforts can be confusing, and even incomplete, if you don’t know how to best anticipate and calculate your results. Knowing how to determine B2B social media ROI within the specifics of your program is the first step. The Real Time Report writes that 61% of marketers claim calculating social media ROI is a top challenge, while $5.4 on social media marketing in 2016 alone. Social Media ROI: Managing Expectations.

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Social Media Giants and Your Demand Generation Plan

SWZD

How to Integrate Social Media into an Audience-First Demand Generation Plan. But you wonder, “Is there more I could do when it comes to social media for demand generation ?”. A brand’s arsenal of trusted demand gen marketing tools is indispensable. However, a smart marketing plan is one that recognizes the value in proven marketplace tactics while also remaining willing to try out some new avenues that could prove lucrative.

B2B Social Media’s Two Evergreen Rules

Hinge Marketing

Any executive or marketing director working in professional services knows how rapidly change occurs in B2B marketing. And of the various spaces included in most marketing plans, B2B social media wins the superlative for most likely to change again tomorrow. The world of B2B social media is frustrating — often leaving marketing directors disoriented because what was working three months ago doesn’t work anymore. Any Industry Social Media

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choozlechat: digital advertising for the financial services industry with Terrill Herbig at The BA Group

Choozle

Megan Sullivan-Jenks, Senior Director of Marketing, Choozle: Before we dig in, I’d like to tackle a serious question inspired by your clients in the financial services industry–do you always carry some cash or are you a plastic-only type person? TH: I’m the President of The BA Group, a credit union marketing agency based in Northfield, Minnesota.

How to Manage Social Media for Business in Only 18 Minutes a Day

Hootsuite

Many small businesses don’t have the time or the wherewithal to manage social media accounts—let alone the budget to hire a dedicated social media manager. But that doesn’t make social media management any less important. More than 40% of digital shoppers use social media to research new brands and products. For those who are short on time, we’ve put together an 18-minute plan. The 18-minute-a-day social media plan. Minutes 5-10: Analyze and plan.

Marketing Automation- What’s the Fuss? New Book Sets the Record Straight

NuSpark

If you’re a B2B marketer and you’re not hibernating, you obviously know the concept of marketing automation. We explain the process to our many clients, and to highlight: Marketing Automation doesn’t work unless you have buy-in from sales and marketing together. Marketing Automation doesn’t work unless you have a sound, targeted media plan that will generate quality leads in the first place. The case for marketing automation.

Eloqua’s Grande Guide to the Social CMO

Oracle

It’s Social Media Week … what better time to unveil our latest e-Book: The Grande Guide to the Social CMO. One of our clients, Bazaarvoice , in concert with The CMO Club , recently published an epic report: CMOs on Social Marketing Plans for 2011. The (free) study contains dozens of tweet-worthy gems, but perhaps no nugget more golden than this: 90% of CMOs participate in three or more social marketing activities. by Joe Chernov | Tweet this.

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Using Social Media for Marketing Professional Services

Hinge Marketing

As social media has surged in popularity it was probably inevitable that professional services firms would began to include it as a part of their marketing strategy. Let’s start by defining what a social media marketing strategy is all about. Social Media Marketing Strategy Defined. Social media marketing strategies typically contain the following elements: Business purpose to be addressed. Social media platforms to be used.

5 Ways To Full-Funnel Lead Nurturing

Opt Intelligence

A full-funnel lead nurturing strategy utilizes email as well as advertising to target people through all stages of the marketing funnel. Here are 5 steps to building a full-funnel lead nurturing plan: Segment Your List. With any new marketing plan, a good first step is to take an analytical approach to your list. The key to a full-funnel lead nurturing approach is to identify where the user is in the marketing funnel and use it to your advantage.

What is Omnichannel Marketing?

Digilant

As advertisers, it’s our job to stay up to date with these new solutions and how best to implement them into our digital media plans. One of the terms that have been on everyone’s mind in recent years is omnichannel marketing. So, what is omnichannel marketing ?

Can Your Data Bridge the Marketing Proof Gap? 3 Ways to Know for Sure

Martech Advisor

This article by Greg Dolan, co-founder & CEO, Keen Decision Systems, explores the strategies and technologies that marketers should prioritize to ensure their data and decisions can bridge the marketing proof gap and demonstrate true financial value. Marketers are more metrics-driven than ever before, yet we often find ourselves under pressure from the C-suite to make the case that what we do drives growth. In conclusion, marketing is at a crossroads.

How to Write a Request for Proposal, with Template and Sample

Hubspot

Whether you’re working for a small agency or a major marketing firm, you’re probably eventually going to need to fill out a Request for Proposal, or RFP. RFP Sample: Project Name or Description: Marketing Services. is seeking the services of a full-service communications and marketing firm to develop and execute a comprehensive integrated marketing plan that increases our SEO presence; attracts more social media followers; and effectively completes a lead generation campaign.

A KoMarketing Christmas Carol: Ghosts of Content Marketing Past, Present, and Future

KoMarketing Associates

As content marketers, there’s something to be said for infusing your writing with nostalgia. In this post, we’ll take you through the ghosts of content marketing past , present , and future to reflect on the evolution of content marketing a la Charles Dickens. Ghost of Content Marketing Past. Content marketing is not a new concept; brands have been telling their story for centuries. What can we learn from the Ghost of Content Marketing Past?

Industry reacts: Q1 2019 IPA Bellwether Report

ADmantX

With the release of the latest IPA Bellwether Report highlighting a surprise increase in marketing budgets in Q1 2019 , senior executives from the industry give their thoughts on it all. But at the same time, we are seeing a revival in “traditional” media that is perhaps a reaction to the duopoly stronghold and continued trust crisis around brand safety for advertisers investing in digital channels. Ken Leren, founder of Marketing Town. From: Mobile Marketing.

Top 10 Data Management Platforms for 2020

Martech Advisor

A data management platform (DMP) is defined as a software that helps build sophisticated audience/ customer segments to run highly targeted advertising and marketing campaigns. A data management platform (DMP) is a software that helps build sophisticated audience/ customer segments to run highly targeted advertising and marketing campaigns. Data Management Platforms house and organize data in segments, giving marketers the flexibility to use data as they please.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: 5 Implications for Marketers in 2020

Martech Advisor

What trends are visible and what can marketers adopt in 2020 from this holiday shopping season? 5 Things Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 Tell Us About the Future of Marketing. For marketers, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 offer insights that go beyond the holiday shopping season, and reveal trends in consumer behavior, retail, and e-commerce. In these hyper-competitive times, marketers need to ‘wow’ buyers. Ads are converting, social media is not.