26 Creative Tips and Tools for Social Media Marketers

social media toolsAre you a busy social media marketer?

Do you want better tools and tips to simplify your job?

Looking for ways to increase your visibility or productivity?

In this article you’ll discover the best tips and tools shared on the Social Media Marketing podcast so far this year.

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Discover 26 creative tips and tools for social media marketers.



Pinterest Search Gets Smarter: This Week in Social Media

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

Pinterest Introduces Smarter Search Features: Pinterest is “rolling out a couple changes to search that will make it easier for people to find you on Pinterest.” One of these changes is to show “a checkmark for notable names and brands so people can easily find exactly who they’re looking for.”

Pinterest Improves Search and Adds Verified Accounts

“These small changes will make a big difference in the way Pinners search (and discover) your business.”



Crowdfunding: What You Need to Know to Succeed With Crowdfunding

Do you plan to launch a product, project or business?

Want to learn how to use crowdfunding to support your next venture?

To learn how to succeed with crowdfunding, I interview Emily Best.

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 Emily Best, filmmaker, publisher of Bright Ideas magazine and founder of Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding solution for the independent film industry.

Emily shares how she stumbled into crowdfunding and what it could mean for your business.

You’ll discover what you need to know about crowdfunding campaigns, including how to get started and crowdfunding platforms.


Listen as Emily Best shares what marketers need to know to succeed with crowdfunding.

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3 Ways to Close the Gap Between Social Media and Direct Response

social media viewpointsDoes the phrase direct marketer conjure up sleazy images? If you thought yes, you’re not alone.

Both social media marketing and direct response marketing place a focused pitch on the right list (prospects) and understanding what they want in order to engage them with relevant information that will get them to buy from you.

So why are social media and direct response considered mutually exclusive?

Jonathan Fields, author of Career Renegade, put a stake into the hearts of social media “purists” when he said, “Those making the most money with social media marketing today are doing so by turning it into direct-response 2.0.”



Is Real-Time Search Good for Businesses?

Real-time search is bringing social media to search engines. And that means a whole new dynamic for businesses using the social web.

With Twitter and Facebook updates appearing in Google search results, many businesses are trying to figure if this is good or bad—and what to do next.  Ziff Davis featured this blog post a while back.  It got me thinking about the implications of the real-time web and how businesses can navigate through these rough waters.



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