social media how toDo you want to build a stronger community?

Looking for ways to spark engagement with your followers?

Your fans and customers can play an important part in developing a social media presence that shares authentic stories.

In this article, you’ll discover four creative ways to include fans in your social media marketing.

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Discover four ways to include fans in your social media marketing.

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social media how toDo you want to create better engagement with your fans and followers?

Wondering how your business can come across as more human?

Engaging on social media with authenticity helps you turn online connections into customers who feel like they know you.

In this article, you’ll discover four ways to humanize your engagement on social media.

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Discover four ways to humanize your social media updates.

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social media how toLooking for ways to connect with fans on a deeper level?

Have you thought about using psychology in your marketing?

Implementing basic psychological marketing principles in your social media activities can help you attract, engage, and form emotional bonds with your target audience.

In this article, you’ll discover three ways to use psychology in your social media marketing.

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Discover three ways to use psychological principles in your social media marketing.

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social media how to Need some new social media marketing ideas?

Looking for ways to jumpstart your engagement?

Whether your goal is to spread awareness or grow your audience, better engagement is your key to success.

In this article you’ll discover three ways to improve engagement for your social media accounts.

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Discover three techniques you can use to improve social media engagement.

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social media how to Have you been tasked with generating more awareness, more leads and more advocates?

Need a plan to get you started?

In this article you’ll discover how your business can use social media to achieve three of the most common marketing goals.

#1: Increase Brand Awareness

Perhaps your brand isn’t a household name and you’d like more prospective customers to know who you are. Social media can help you get there. Here are some ways to jumpstart your brand’s presence through social media:

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Discover how to use social media to achieve three common marketing goals.

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social media how toDo your fans interact with you on social media?

Want to spark more engagement?

While it’s relatively easy to get people to like and share posts, it takes creativity to drive comments and dialog.

Here are seven ways to get your audience to talk to you on social media.

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Discover seven ways to improve your social media engagement.

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Do you use storytelling in your business?

Are you wondering how to use stories in your social strategy?

To learn how you can use stories to sell, I interview Gary Vaynerchuk for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

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Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview Gary Vaynerchuk, author of Crush It! and The Thank You Economy. He’s also the CEO of VaynerMedia. His newest book is Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy World.

Gary shares why storytelling is important for your business.

You’ll learn how to discover deeper data and why analytics are an essential part of your social strategy.

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

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social media toolsDo you find it hard to connect with your ideal audience using the larger social networks?

Have you considered a smaller social network?

In this article, you’ll find 7 niche social networks built to serve specialized markets.

Why Niche Social Networks?

Ask almost anyone what to include in your social media strategy and you’re likely to hear Facebook, Twitter or Google+ in the response.

But you may find it useful to tap into a specialized network.

Use a niche social network to reach a narrowly targeted audience where strategic networking can help you connect with potential customers and business partners of all kinds.

A niche social network within your industry can work wonders to reach people of interest there.

You can also look for niche sites where people come together around one of the core values or interests of your business. It’s an easy way to find and connect with like-minded people for more strategic networking.

The easiest and fastest way to find these niche sites is likely to be a good old Google search. For example, see below:

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Use a Google search to find niche social sites relevant to your business.

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social media case studiesHow can wineries use social media to increase sales when the law prohibits them from giving away product samples?

Whitehall Lane, a 20-year-old Napa Valley winery run by the Leonardini family, has hit on a winning social media formula that pays dividends in both increased sales and brand loyalty.

Wineries face special challenges in promoting their business on social media. The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, known as the TTB, considers social media “advertising,” and regulates what wineries can do.

The regulations primarily affect Whitehall Lane in two different ways. They cannot run contests that give away wine, and they must monitor user-generated content for anything that might promote irresponsible drinking.

“We don’t fool around with the TTB regulations,” said Katie Leonardini, direct sales manager for Whitehall Lane. But that hasn’t stopped them from successfully using social media to grow a loyal fan base outside the tasting room. This in turn has increased both wine club membership and direct sales. Here’s how they do it.

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Whitehall Lane Winery uses Instagram as one way to foster brand loyalty.

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