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Looking for tools to help?

Pinterest contests can increase your followers, boost engagement, and promote your brand and products.

In this article, you’ll discover how to easily host and manage a winning contest on Pinterest.

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social media how toLooking for ways to improve your social media contests?

Want to know what works for other businesses?

Whether you want to build an email list or grow your follower base, social media contests are a great way to engage your audience and significantly boost conversions.

In this article you’ll discover how three businesses ran successful social media contests and learn how to incorporate their tactics into your own contests.

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Discover how to create successful social media contests.

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Are you looking for some great social media blogs to add to your daily reading? Look no further!

Our seventh-annual social media blog contest generated over 300 nominations. A panel of experts carefully reviewed the 20 finalists based on their content quality, post frequency and reader involvement.

Here are the top 10 social media blogs you should add to your regular reading list in 2016.

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Discover the top 10 social media blogs for 2016.

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social media how to Do you want to increase engagement on Instagram?

Have you thought about Instagram contests?

Instagram contests are a great way to get people talking about your business and increase your followers.

In this article you’ll discover tools and tips to help marketers run a successful Instagram contest.

#1: Follow Contest Rules

When you’re hosting or promoting any kind of contest, you have to follow certain rules. Here are the guidelines for running an Instagram contest:

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** Free Membership Contest is now CLOSED **

Congratulations to the winners of the Social Media Marketing Society Free Membership Contest 2015.

Elina Mäkinen won the written contest, describing her biggest social media marketing challenge. Read her winning entry here.

And Chris McCormick (@ChrisLimboArt) won the Twitter contest by random selection.

Elina and Chris will be enjoying one year of membership in the Social Media Marketing Society–the exclusive new membership community from Social Media Examiner–free!

Thanks to everyone who entered our 2015 contest.

** Free Membership Contest is now CLOSED **

Want to win a free membership in the Social Media Marketing Society?

Social Media Examiner has launched an exclusive new membership community designed to keep marketers like you on the leading edge of social media.

And we’ve come up with two fun ways for you to get involved.

First, what is the Society?

The Social Media Marketing Society is a place where busy marketers and business owners get training to keep up with the latest in social media marketing.

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Discover how to win free membership to the Social Media Marketing Society.

The Society will help you discover new ideas, avoid trial and error, implement the newest social tactics and find what works best with social media marketing.

Watch this video for a quick overview.

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Are you looking for some good social media blogs to read? Look no further!

Our sixth-annual social media blog contest generated over 600 nominations.

A panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists. Each of the social media blogs was analyzed based on a number of factors, including content quality, post frequency and reader involvement.

With that in mind, here are 10 social media blogs to put at the top of your reading list.

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Discover the top social media blogs of 2015.

#1: Buffer Social

Buffer Social, which has one of the best curated blogs in the social media space, provides well-researched, comprehensive content that’s useful for all levels of social media marketers.

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Buffer Social offers the best tools and strategies to keep you up to date on social media.

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***UPDATE***  Congratulations to our winners! Susan DeRemer won the blog contest with this post and Mariam Mobarak won the Twitter contest.  ***

Want to win a free ticket to the industry’s largest social media marketing conference of the year?

Social Media Examiner has been working hard to bring you our third-annual physical conference.

And we’ve come up with two fun ways for you to get involved.

First, what is this event?

Social Media Marketing World 2015 is the world’s largest physical social media conference dedicated to helping marketers and business owners master social media marketing.

Watch this video for a quick overview.

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social media how toHave you run contests on Pinterest?

Are you aware of Pinterest contests rules and regulations?

After many businesses misused the relaxed format, Pinterest revised its contest rules. They now require contests be easy to enter, spam-free and in alignment with Pinterest branding guidelines.

In this article I’ll explain what you need to know to run successful and compliant Pinterest contests.

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social media reviewsWe are accepting nominations for our 6th annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest, the biggest contest for social media blogs.

We are looking for your nomination for the top 10 social media blogs. The winners will be promoted in our 320,000-reader newsletter and announced on Social Media Examiner.

How to Nominate

Please make a single nomination of your favorite social media blog by commenting below and including why you like the blog (only your first nomination counts). Be sure to include a link to the blog (comments with links automatically go into moderation for review and will be posted within one day).

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