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social media how toDo you want to market your business with video?

Are you unsure about appearing on camera?

You can easily create compelling and budget-friendly videos while staying comfortably off-screen.

In this article, you’ll discover how to gather and combine video assets to tell your story, all without getting in front of a camera.

How to Create Social Media Marketing Videos Without Appearing On Camera by Megan O'Neill on Social Media Examiner.

How to Create Social Media Marketing Videos Without Appearing On Camera by Megan O’Neill on Social Media Examiner.

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social media viewpointsAre you wondering how marketing on Instagram will change in 2017?

The rapid introduction of new Instagram features in 2016 suggests marketers have more changes to look forward to in 2017.

To get a feel for where Instagram is heading in the coming year, we reached out to social media pros to get their thoughts.

8 Instagram Marketing Predictions for 2017 From the Pros by Lisa D. Jenkins on Social Media Examiner.

8 Instagram Marketing Predictions for 2017 From the Pros by Lisa D. Jenkins on Social Media Examiner.

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social media researchAre Millennials part of your customer base?

Wondering how best to reach them on social media?

In this article, you’ll discover insights from new research you can use to get your social media messages in front of Millennials.

Reaching Millennials With Social Media: New Research by Michelle Krasniak on Social Media Examiner.

Reaching Millennials With Social Media: New Research by Michelle Krasniak on Social Media Examiner.

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social media how toWant to improve your Facebook ad results?

Looking for more cost-effective ways to reach your target audience with Facebook?

In this article, you’ll discover three tools and techniques for improving your Facebook ads.

3 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Ads by Larry Alton on Social Media Examiner.

3 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Ads by Larry Alton on Social Media Examiner.

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social media case studiesWe received hundreds of nominations for our eighth-annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest!

Below is the list of 20 finalists, including some well-known favorites and new blogs for our judges to consider.

The Judges

Our judges include Heidi Cohen (chief content officer of Actionable Marketing Guide), Marcus Sheridan (founder of The Sales Lion), and Sonia Simone (founding partner and chief content officer of Copyblogger).

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Read on to find out if your favorite social media blog is a finalist.

Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2017 by Lisa D. Jenkins on Social Media Examiner.

Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2017 by Lisa D. Jenkins on Social Media Examiner.

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social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.

To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week

Facebook Releases Facebook Stories in Ireland: Facebook rolled out Facebook Stories in Ireland for the iOS and Android apps, “with plans to bring it to more countries in the coming months.” Similar to the Stories features found on Snapchat and Instagram, Facebook Stories allow users to “share ephemeral photos and videos in a slideshow that disappears 24 hours later.” Stories can be found at the top of the news feed and appear to feature stickers, effects, and more. TechCrunch reports that “Facebook built a similar feature to Stories called Quick Updates and tested it in July, but by August said it wouldn’t launch it.”

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Do you want more sales?

Is content marketing a part of your strategy?

To explore how to create content that sells, I interview Marcus Sheridan.

More About This Show

The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode, I interview Marcus Sheridan, a blogger, podcaster, and keynote speaker who specializes in content and inbound marketing. He’s known as “The Sales Lion,” and is the author of the brand-new book, They Ask You Answer: A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing, and Today’s Digital Consumer.

Marcus explores how to market and sell with content.

You’ll discover how the right content can overcome buyers’ fears.

Content Marketing Success: Why Answering Questions Sells featuring insights from Marcus Sheridan on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

Content Marketing Success: Why Answering Questions Sells featuring insights from Marcus Sheridan on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

Share your feedback, read the show notes, and get the links mentioned in this episode below.

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social media how toDo your blog posts need a little pizzazz?

Have you considered using video to enhance your articles?

Combining YouTube videos with your written content can help you stand out from your competitors.

In this article, you’ll discover how to enhance your blog posts with YouTube videos.

How to Improve Your Blog Posts With YouTube Videos by Ana Gotter on Social Media Examiner.

How to Improve Your Blog Posts With YouTube Videos by Ana Gotter on Social Media Examiner.

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social media how toAre you using Snapchat for business?

Wondering how to analyze your Snapchat efforts?

It’s important to understand where to find Snapchat performance metrics and how to use that data to make smart choices for your Snapchat marketing.

In this article, you’ll discover five metrics you should focus on to get more out of Snapchat.

5 Snapchat Metrics to Improve Your Snapchat Marketing by Sweta Patel on Social Media Examiner.

5 Snapchat Metrics to Improve Your Snapchat Marketing by Sweta Patel on Social Media Examiner.

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