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A Love Affair: Social Data & Strategy

Less than a decade ago, data merely functioned as a way to track operations or forecast needs. However, today, we collect data to learn about every single interaction of our potential customers. We even invest in new technology just to…

How Brands Can Drive Results with Promoted Pinterest Pins

Pinterest has quickly become an important channel for many businesses that share visually compelling branded stories with their highly engaged audiences. Originally, Pinterest was considered a more niche social network, but it has grown to encompass a larger demographic totaling nearly…

How to Revive a Dying Social Media Presence

There are times when it may seem like your social media is dying a slow and painful death. There’s zero interaction. Zero creativity. Zero inspiration. Zero anything. It’s like your social media has no reason for existing. What do you do? First off,…

How to Assemble a Social Media Dream Team

You need a social media team that can absolutely nail it. That doesn’t happen by just putting warm bodies in front of computers. You need a team of innovators, mold-breakers, thinkers, organizers, brainstormers, collaborators, and strategists who are wicked smart, insanely skilled,…

Nine Overlooked Techniques for Instagram Popularity

We all want to be more popular on our social media profiles. As marketers, we need to be more popular. It’s kind of our job. So we do all the typical stuff: Read articles, use Buffer, follow best practices…whatever else we’re supposed…

Why Social Selling Needs To Be In Your Organization

Many marketing and sales professionals aimlessly use social media and don’t have a grasp on how to leverage social media to uncover opportunities. They create profiles, form connections, and even share content without a discernible strategy. Oftentimes marketing professionals don’t know…

7 Advanced LinkedIn Strategies for B2B Marketing

It hasn’t been too long ago that LinkedIn morphed from a teeny professional networking site to an enormous world force. Ever since its beginning, B2B marketers have been trying to crack the code for B2B success. With all these millions of…

The Marketer’s Guide to Instagram

In just four years, Instagram has exploded to over 200 million monthly active users (MAUs), making it the fastest growing social network on the planet. While the number of MAUs falls well short of other social networks, Instagram has the most…

How to Get Users to Share Social Data with You

Another day, another user data controversy. Facebook’s recent roll out of its new messenger app provoked a flurry of headlines ranging from Is Facebook’s Messenger App Evil? to the more measured Don’t Freak Out About the Facebook Messenger App. Understanding what Facebook did…

Your Guide to Unleashing Killer Content Marketing on LinkedIn

Content marketing got a major boost with LinkedIn’s publishing platform. Over the past few weeks, LinkedIn has gradually rolled out a way for users to publish their own content. In this era of content-driven marketing, LinkedIn’s publishing platform has enormous potential. Not…

How to Appropriately Promote Yourself on YouTube

Most people don’t think about YouTube the same way they do Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. It’s less a “social media” site and more a get-your-cat-video-fix site. But that’s missing the point of YouTube. I think that YouTube is an untapped opportunity for…

How to Build Your Audience on YouTube

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me they wanted a viral video, I’d be rich. But here’s the problem… A viral video is not a win for a brand. It’s just an amazing video. It’s a unique thing…

How to Rule LinkedIn Groups

Have you got into LinkedIn Groups? If you’ve been doing social media for a while now and have got past the naïve “I’ll use social to sell stuff” stage, you likely have discovered the value of exchanging ideas and building relationships. Though…

7 Ways To Serve Your Customers On Social Media After The Sale

Customer service is a crucial part of business. How you treat your customers determines everything about the business from repeat customers to branding to recommendations and new sales. Even more so, companies need to treat their customers’ right in today’s interconnected world. That…

Which Social Media Accounts Really Matter and Why

I think social media is really important. I doubt anyone would argue with me about that. But social media is also misunderstood in some ways. One of those misunderstandings is which social media sites a business or individual should be on. If…

How to Dramatically Improve Your Google Authorship

Google Authorship is one of the most important features of the new era of content marketing. It’s an authority or trust badge that signals to search engines and readers alike that your content is trustworthy, reputable, and high-quality. But how do you…

How to Easily Double Your Traffic from Social Media

Many businesses are publishing content as a way to build their audiences and increase traffic to their websites. However, they may not be getting everything they could from each piece of content they create. If you are serious about your content, then…

A Beginner’s Guide to Lead Conversion with Social Media

So, you’ve been publishing on Facebook, Twitter and maybe a few other social media platforms, and you’ve built up a decent following in each channel. Your audience is starting to engage more and more with your content. Maybe you’re wondering, “Okay, what’s…