Tag Archives: Social Media Profiles

Are You The SOcial Media You Use?

6 Apr

Do you have a profile on a social media channel? If SO you are not alone as nearly everyone is on one social medium or another these days and this is only expected to grow in the future.

This infographic created by The Maple Kind and published on Visual.ly starts off by introducing us to the number of users on social media networks: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Check out this humorous infographic below.
you-are-the-social-media-your-using-infographic
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The Women of SOcial Media

7 Mar

A recent study by Pew Research Centre discovered that on social media marketing sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest female usage exceeds that of men. Why? Because social media has always been more favourable to female users.

What do you think this mean for internet marketers? Are you surprised by the statistics from this infographic?The Women of Social Media Infographic

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SO! What? SOcial Hits 2000 Likes on Facebook

27 Feb

Thanks to the awesome people who have liked our Facebook Page, today SO! What? SOcial hit 2000 fans on Facebook!!! We wanted to thank all of our fans who helped push us over the edge.

2000 Facebook Fans

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Are you Pinning on Pinterest?

20 Feb

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is an rapidly emerging social media marketing network with online pin board where you can create your own pin board and pin your online images. On Pinterest you can repin, comment and like other pins. You can share with friends on Pinterest your pin boards and can search other users with the same interest.

How do you spend your time on Pinterest?
How users spend time on Pinterest
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Best LinkedIn Company Pages of 2012

12 Feb

The 12 Best Company Pages of 2012 were announced by LinkedIn . Are you using your LinkedIn Company Page effectively?  This presentation shows how organizations and businesses alike are showcasing their brand and connecting with their target audience.

Via LinkedIn

Want to Increase Your Twitter Followers?

6 Feb

Tweeting Consistency

Sticking with a consistent tweeting schedule on Twitter is important, this symbolizes you being active in your Twitter community.  Social media experts would agree that spending some time each day getting up to date with current events, news, press releases, ect so that you have relevant and timely things to tweet about. I would suggest trying to tweet three times per day in order to maximize the benefits of your Twitter profile. However with this said don’t over commit if you are unable to follow thru with this, instead try tweeting once every two days, once a week  or whatever fits with your schedule and level of commitment.

Profile Optimization

Your profile on Twitter is a powerful tool to gain followers and should be used to maximize potential.  Make your profile inviting, interesting and unique as it is the first thing that potential followers see which encourages them to read further or click onto one of your links. Add a profile picture and a customized background as well as complete your full biography to make your Twitter profile complete. This will show potential followers what you have to offer to them in hope that they follow you.

Tweet Interesting Content

Engaging content is king on Twitter. There are limitations on Twitter with 140 character words count so be creative with your message. It is important to direct your followers with a link to your content in a tweet.

Respect a Retweet

Make sure to thank any of your followers who retweet you and show appreciation in order for more potential retweets.

Website Widgets

If you have a website add a Twitter widget with a link to your profile and a Twitter feed of your recent tweets onto your website.  This not only looks socially friendly it is also for ease of use for anyone visiting your website to follow you on Twitter.

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SOcial Media Schedule

5 Feb

We’re just curious. Do you have a schedule for your social media marketing activities? Do you set specific times when it comes to managing your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, SlideShare, YouTube accounts? Feel free to share your answers in the comment section below!

Social Media Activity

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What is Content Marketing?

31 Jan

This is how today’s top marketers define content marketing:

 

How would you define content marketing?

SO! What? A SOcial Media Company. Engage. Connect. SOcialize

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Facebook Blocks Vine

26 Jan

Facebook VS Vine Blocked

Social media giant Twitter has recently acquired video sharing app Vine, and shortly after this Facebook began blocking Vine. Vine is Twitters video application that has since been blocked by Facebook the ability to add and “find people” function to find friends on Facebook.

When trying to add Vine accounts there is a pop up that states “Vine is not authorized to make this Facebook request.”

Video sharing platforms like YouTube and iMovie share content in the same mode as Vine on Facebook however Vine is competing with Facebook’s video sharing  apps like Viddy.

In recent news, Twitter dropped Instagram’s Twitter card integration meaning that you can no longer find Twitter users within the Instagram app. In reality this should not be a surprise that Facebook cut off Vine. This move is the latest in the battle of Facebook vs. Twitter.

Are you surprised with these recent developments?

Testing SOcial Signals

25 Jan

How does social media effect SEM (search engine marketing)? This infographic by TastyPlacement goes into detail about  how much social media profiles such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter really do affect search results based on Google+1 votes & followers for the site’s Google+ business page,  Facebook likes & shares, Twitter tweets, followers.

Content Marketing Defined

23 Jan

Content Marketing Definitions

This is how today’s top marketers define content marketing:

  1. Content marketing is a marketing strategy of creating and syndicating relevant and valuable information with the main objective of attracting and engaging a specific target audience. It’s a way of communicating with your prospects and customers in a non-intrusive way because you aren’t directly pitching your product or services; rather you’re delivering value so that buyers can make a more informed purchase decision. Jennifer Wong- Optify
  2. Content marketing is using any type of content (newsletters, blog posts, white papers, videos, Tweets, podcasts, wall posts) to attract an audience you wish to market to. Capturing their attention through great content gives you the opportunity to present calls-to-action to them to purchase or try your product or service. Jason Falls – Social Media Explorer
  3. Content marketing is engaging with your community around an idea instead of a product. What it is to try to serve the community first, and sharing information, ideas and experiences that benefit others without directly asking for anything in return. What it isn’t is just a veil in front of a sales pitch. Dan Blank – We Grow Media
  4. Content marketing is a marketing technique of creating and distributing relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire, and engage a clearly defined and understood target audience – with the objective of driving profitable customer action. Basically, content marketing is the art of communicating with your customers and prospects without selling. It is non-interruption marketing. Instead of pitching your products or services, you are delivering information that makes your buyer more intelligent. The essence of this content strategy is the belief that if we, as businesses, deliver consistent, ongoing valuable information to buyers, they ultimately reward us with their business and loyalty. Joe Pulizzi- Content Marketing Institute
  5. Content Marketing is the strategic creation and sharing of ideas, information, and resources. Content Marketing is not clicks, Retweets, Likes, +K’s, and +1′s. These are only measures to see if the Content Marketing is “on strategy.” Dr. William J. Ward- S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
  6. Content marketing is a way of engaging and attracting existing and potential customers through content creation. Content marketing is catering your slogans, campaigns, tweets, Facebook posts and blogs to your target audience and existing customers, simultaneously Content marketing is personal, engaging and tells stories. When a brand uses specific words or stories that resonate with a consumer, they can dig deeper into who they are as a consumer. By utilizing content marketing, brands can cater campaigns and stories around buying patterns and personalities. Rather than broadcasting information to the masses, content marketing should focus more on emotions and messages that are relevant and captivating to the target audience.If so many brands seem to be regularly utilizing content marketing, how can you tell what content marketing is? Content marketing is NOT price tags on tangible items. Content marketing is much more subjective in nature.  Marketing messages and stories that stir beliefs, feelings, opinions or emotions can all be classified as content marketing.  The most important takeaway from content marketing is to focus less on the cost and product details and focus more on the customer experience. Dan Bergeron – Likeable Media
  7. Content marketing encompasses a wide assortment of marketing approaches that have been around for years. It’s just that content marketer is getting far more interactive and is emerging on new platforms and channels. Traditional approaches include custom publishing supplements and advertorials in newspapers and magazines. Online in the B2B sector, white papers have been successfully used for lead generation for more than a decade.Brands have more options than ever before. With the ascent of social networks and mobile devices, brands can bypass newspapers, magazines, and TV to connect directly with customers and prospects on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and other networks. What’s more, brands can elect to continue working with “traditional” media companies to tap their audiences online and other venues. Media organizations have responded, too, by acquiring or building out their content marketing teams.So who is a publisher today? Who is a marketer? Content marketing marries publishing/TV/radio/events – and marketing – to build audiences, deliver relevant and educational “content” and information such as a white paper, webcast, video, or article, potentially turning fans, followers, readers, and viewers, into customers. Anna Maria Virzi – ClickZ
  8. Have you ever picked up a company’s brochure or flyer? Watched an infomercial or a shopping channel on television? Ordered a product DVD explaining the benefits of a new mattress or a vacation destination? Leafed through a company newsletter? Read the little comic strip in a packet of Bazooka bubble gum?All these are a few (but by no means an exhaustive list) of the ways companies use content to market their products and services to customers and to prospective buyers. Content marketing, in other words, is nothing new. Companies having been creating and distributing content for many years, both to attract new business and to retain existing customers. However, here’s the point of differentiation from more traditional forms of marketing and advertising: Using content to sell isn’t selling, or sales-ey. It isn’t advertising. It isn’t push marketing, in which messages are sprayed out at groups of consumers. Rather, it’s a pull strategy—it’s the marketing of attraction. It’s being there when consumers need you and seek you out with relevant, educational, helpful, compelling, engaging, and sometimes entertaining information. Rebecca Lieb- Content Marketing: Think Like a Publisher – How to Use Content to Market Online and in Social Media
  9. Content marketing is the opposite of advertising. It’s about engaging consumers with the stuff they really want, in a way that serves your brand’s purposes and ideals, rather than just trying to jam your logo into their periphery. It’s reaching the exact consumers you want, instead of a vaguely defined demo. It’s helpfully providing an experience they want, instead of trying to distract them from the one they came for. In short, it is the very evolution of advertising itself into something more effective, more efficient, and much less odious. Keith Blanchard – Story Worldwide
  10. You can buy attention (advertising) You can beg for attention from the media (PR) You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales)Or you can own attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free: a YouTube video, a blog, a research report, photos, an infographic, a Twitter stream, an ebook, a Facebook page. David Meerman Scott- The New Rules of Marketing and PR
  11. Content Marketing is anything a company creates and shares to tell their story. It is conversational, human and doesn’t try to constantly sell to you.It also isn’t a tactic that you can just turn on and off and hope that will be successful. It has to be a mindset that is embraced and encouraged. You’ve got to start thinking like a publisher and use that to plan and execute your entire marketing plan which content of any variety should be a part of.  C.C. Chapman- Content Rules
  12. Content Marketing is the alignment of customer needs with business goals through purposeful content.An elaboration: Content Marketing is an intentional approach to attracting, engaging and inspiring customers to a logical conclusion to buy and share through content that empathizes with the varied interests and behaviors during the buying cycle. Lee Odden – Online Marketing Blog
  13. Content marketing is the opportunity for brands to think beyond their own original content and messaging to include a mix of original and curated content to reinforce their position with consumers as the “go to” brand.  From the smallest “brand me” to industry giants, organizations of all sizes can benefit from content marketing. Marketing through curated content reduces time and costs, increases visibility and reach, and quickly and effectively establishes thought leadership.It is not enough though to set the workflow to auto pilot and populate the pages of a site with aggregated feeds. A winning strategy succeeds when technology and people work together. Automation and semantics can help to filter, facilitate and uncover hidden treasures, but it is the human touch – thoughtful selection and consideration of content – that will create a truly new and engaging brand experience for audiences to discover, enjoy and share. Kelly Hungerford – Paper.li
  14. Content Marketing is creating or curating non-product content — be it informational, educational, entertaining, etc — and publishing it to contact points with customers to get their attention, to focus on the topic around your solution, and pull them closer to learning more about you. Sam Decker – Mass Relevance
  15. Content marketing is an umbrella term encompassing all marketing formats that involve the creation or sharing of content for the purpose of engaging current and potential consumer bases. Content marketing subscribes to the notion that delivering high-quality, relevant and valuable information to prospects and customers drives profitable consumer action. Content marketing has benefits in terms of retaining reader attention and improving brand loyalty. The idea of sharing content as a means of persuading decision-making has driven content marketers to make their once-proprietary informational assets available to selected audiences. Alternatively, many content marketers choose to create new information and share it via any and all media. Content marketing products frequently take the form of custom magazines, print or online newsletters, digital content, websites or microsites, white papers, webcasts/webinars, podcasts, video portals or series, in-person roadshows, roundtables, interactive online,email, events. The purpose of this information is not to spout the virtues of the marketer’s own products or services, but to inform target customers and prospects about key industry issues, sometimes involving the marketer’s products. The motivation behind content marketing is the belief that educating the customer results in the brand’s recognition as a thought leader and industry expert. Wikipedia – Content Marketing
  16. Content marketing is an approach by which companies seek to author and/or share contextually relevant content to create or reinforce their brand messaging. When done effectively, content marketing is not done in direct support of a sales process, but rather by positioning a company or individual within a space. Barry Graubart – Content Matters
  17. Blogging, micro-blogging, and social networking sites have leveled the playing field in the publishing world, giving every average Joe the ability to build a platform and thus, an audience. With content marketing, you can take advantage of these tools to create articles, blog posts, microblogs, videos, podcasts, webinars, and more to establish thought leadership and build a relationship with your prospects and customers. The content, optimized and distributed across the web, makes it easier to be found online. It generates traffic without selling. By delivering useful and relevant information answering questions, solving problems and improving lives in some fashion, prospects can make an informed decision to buy. The idea is they will buy from you, because you have earned their trust. Lisa Gerber – Spin Sucks  
  18. Content marketing is the process of indirectly and directly promoting a business or brand through value-added text, video, or audio content both online and offline. It can come in long-form (such as blogs, articles, ebooks, and so on), short-form (such as Twitter updates, Facebook updates, images, and so on), or conversational-form (for example, sharing great content via Twitter or participating in an active discussion via blog comments or through an online forum). Susan Gunelius – KeySplash Creative, Inc.

What do you think of these definitions? How would you define content marketing?

The Secrets Of Beauty Revealed By The Internet

22 Jan

Are you curious about how your looks play into your social media success? HSN Beauty has created an interesting infographic below that reveals that your looks may be more important than you imagine on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

‘The Secrets Of Beauty Revealed By The Internet,’ infographic examines the internet  to learn about how beauty influences us on social media.

In accordance to HSN Beauty’s findings, YouTube is dominated by beauty subjects how-to and style section.  This study reveals that having physically attractive friends on social networking sites such as Facebook make you appear more friend- worthy and likeable.

What is really crazy about all this is how recruiters for jobs analyze your profile picture if your too old, too young, overweight, bald or even TOO beautiful!

Are you shocked by these statistics depicted in this infographic?

Via HSN Beauty

Twitter #hashtags

21 Jan

What are Twitter #hashtags? They are keywords from Twitter tweets posted on Social Media.

Why use them? Find your target audiences with hashtags and participate in chats based on shared industry interests.

How? Tweets with hastags on Twitter get 2X more engagement, and sadly only 24% of tweeters are doing it right!

Did you know? If you include 2 or more hashtags your engagement rate increased to 21%.

What You Need to Know About Twitter Hashtags (Infographic)

Is Your SOcial Media Campaign On Track?

15 Jan

The infographic is a quick and easy to use guide to ensure businesses are on track using social media: Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn.

Via RETURN ON DIGITAL

Google+ Facts & Figures

14 Jan

Google+ is a social media network  –that is relatively new and underused. Check how fast Google+ grows, their users and who they like the most with this useful infographic by website-monitoring.com. This infographic pulls together some of the major facts and figures of Google+ including the top countries, occupations, history, facts, people, pages, brands, media, & services.

Google+ Facts and Figures [INFOGRAPHIC]

SOcial Media 101

8 Jan

What is SOcial Media?

Facebook: Likes, Comments & Shares

8 Jan

Social Media Profiles: How to Get More Facebook Likes, Comments and Shares?

This infographic via HubSpot goes into detail about the types of Facebook posts that are most popular: picture, text, video and link as well as the day and time to post.

21 Social Media Updates & Advancements to Inspire Your 2013 Strategy

1 Jan


2012 has been a year of change in social media.

Although Twitter and LinkedIn ended their relationship, they both worked to make segmentation easier. Meanwhile, Facebook bought Instagram and took strides towards making global marketing easier.

Now it’s time to integrate these updates swiftly into your marketing strategy.

With 2013 here, take this time to learn about these updates and start the year off fresh. We’d like to help out by sharing the 21 biggest updates and advancements from 2012. Review them to help make the difference you’ve been waiting for in your social media strategy.

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Facebook #PRIVACYFAIL

27 Dec

As Facebook navigates the social world, privacy has frequently been this kind of one-step-forward, one-step-sideways dance. This infographic represents a very short list of privacy fails over the social network’s short life:

facebook privacy fail infographic

Best of the Web, Delivered: The Reddit Manual

26 Dec
subscribe Best of the Web, Delivered: The Reddit Manual
Wonder how your friends always find cool stuff on the Internet before you?

They’re probably using Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet”. This site, essentially a collection of links, is your key to finding the best things on the web.It can also be confusing to use at first. Good thing there’s Best of the Web, Delivered: The Reddit Manual. This guide, by author Dave LeClair, outlines everything you need to know in order to get the most out of Reddit. Reddit covers every type of subject imaginable, and with their system of voting on pieces of content you will know right away that what you are seeing is the best content around, according to thousands of other Reddit users. It can be hard to find quality content on the Internet. Reddit eliminates this problem by letting users sort through the mess and find only the best.Their Reddit manual outlines everything you need to get the most out of this social news site, and is absolutely free to download. Also with this free guide you will also receive daily updates on new cool websites and programs in your email for free courtesy of MakeUseOf.

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Facebook Marketing Secrets [WEBINAR]

20 Dec

There are literally hundreds of people hawking Facebook marketing programs. They are a dime a dozen. But there is only ONE Amy Porterfield!

Amy is a dynamic presenter, incredibly smart and has assembled a killer presentation to update you on all of the new features, functions and technicalities about Facebook marketing. I promise that you will get more out of one webinar with her than you would from ten put on by others!

In this action-packed, brand new webinar, Facebook expert and author Amy Porterfield will show you how to finally get real results for your business with Facebook. Results that are directly linked to more targeted exposure, quality leads and bigger sales.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The 3-step formula to turn your Facebook Page into a lead generating machine.
  • Easy strategies that are working right now to help you quickly attract your first 1,000 Fans.
  • Promoted Posts: What they are and how they can skyrocket your engagement overnight.
  • Facebook Offers: Boost your leads and sales with this Facebook “Super Feature”.

Choose the time that is best for you below, register and then show up at least 15 minutes early—all of our times will fill up and you will want to make sure you get every word.

 

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LinkedIn Groups Guide

19 Dec

There were currently 1.4 million LinkedIn groups. With so many groups, how do you find and choose which groups to join?

28 Creative Pinboard On Pinterest

8 Aug

28 Creative Pinboard Ideas From Real Brands on Pinterest. Read:

Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33457/28-Creative-Pinboard-Ideas-From-Real-Brands-on-Pinterest.aspx#ixzz22ylp1o1w http://ow.ly/cPEzZ

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