Wondering how to connect the dots between content and customers?
In this article you’ll find important best practices, backed by research, to help improve your social media marketing.
Brand new research from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs shows that while there are universal challenges in content marketing such as measuring ROI and producing engaging content, there are certain best practices that mitigate these problems.
Here’s our take on the research.
#1: Have a Documented Strategy
Fifty-four percent of the most effective B2B marketers have a documented content strategy and most of them follow it “very closely.” Furthermore, 60% of those with a written strategy consider their organization to be effective in content marketing, compared to 32% with only a verbal strategy.
One of the biggest differences between effective content marketers and those who fail is a documented strategy.
Do you sometimes question the potential of social media marketing?
Most businesses and organizations dive into social media hoping to increase brand awareness and acquire more customers. Many are disappointed when it doesn’t pan out.
In this article I’ll share five ways you can adjust your social media tactics to improve your brand’s influence on consumer purchasing decisions.
Are you looking to improve your professional development when it comes to social media?
Are there social networks you’ve been avoiding because you don’t have time to figure out what works?
If so, Social Media Examiner has just the event for you.
In this article I’ll share seven reasons you should attend the upcoming Social Media Success Summit.
Why Attend Social Media Success Summit 2014?
Social Media Success Summit is a live online conference spread out over four weeks—October 7, 2014 to October 30, 2014. The conference empowers you to use social media to gain more exposure for your brand, increase traffic to your website, cultivate more responsive audiences and grow your business.
Watch this “behind the scenes” tour.
These techniques give you tactics and latest techniques that will speed your path to marketing success.
Last year, 3,000 marketers attended the conference from around the globe, including thousands of small business owners and marketers from leading brands. Here’s what some of them had to say about the conference:
Are you looking for new ways to improve engagement with your audience?
Do you want to know the most effective, yet rarely used social tactics?
In this article I’ll share research findings that reveal three widely underused tactics you can use to build a long-term interested audience.
#1: Provide Customer Service on Facebook
A lot of brands default to Twitter for social customer care. While there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s important to remember that Facebook offers plenty of customer service options you can leverage as well.
Want to make sure you don’t miss out on the next trend in social media?
Fresh from the 2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report (which surveyed 2,800+ marketers), this article will highlight some of the newest social media trends faced by marketers.
Latest Research Reveals Social Media Trends
Not surprisingly, the use of visual content (infographics and memes) is set to increase over the next year—70% of marketers plan on increasing their use of these content forms.
Speaking of infographics, here’s one that illustrates some key findings from the survey:
Wondering what kind of content will help you achieve that goal?
New research confirms that photos could be the “holy grail” of social media engagement.
In this article I’ll share what you need to know about maximizing engagement on Facebook and Twitter.
#1: Photos Are Worth a Million Likes
Photos are the primary type of content posted and shared on Facebook. According to March 2014 research published on eMarketer, photos accounted for 75% of content posted by Facebook pages worldwide.
Do you know how to measure your engagement?
These issues and more are faced by many social media marketers.
In this article, I’ll share research and tips to help you overcome common challenges social media marketers face.
#1: Marketers Lack Plan for Negative Comments
When it comes to dealing with negative social buzz, more than half of marketers still aren’t sure what to do.
Research published on eMarketer shows only 45% of marketers currently have an effective strategy to deal with negative social media posts; 23% don’t have any kind of plan; 25% are working on getting a plan; and 8% have a plan that doesn’t work.
Dealing with negative social media posts can be time-consuming and uncomfortable, particularly if you don’t have a written policy for handling them. Rather than waiting until disgruntled customers or anonymous haters (you should be able to tell them apart!) show up, make a plan for handling those situations before they arise.
Do you need help managing your blog?
Whether you’re starting a new business blog or looking to revive an old one, there’s a lot to do.
You may even feel overwhelmed by all that’s involved. But don’t worry.
In this article you’ll find numerous resources and practical advice to help you through each stage of the blogging process.
Why Write a Business Blog?
A business blog helps you cement your position as an expert by giving you a platform to provide exceptional content (news, tips, trends) for your clients, potential clients and partners.
Marketers need to know where (and how) they should focus their efforts for maximum ROI.
This article gives you four major research findings from reports tracking trends in social media marketing and the content that works best on each.
#1: People Spend More Time on Visual Networks
It’s impossible to miss the powerful effect of visual content on the social web. It can significantly enhance a brand’s marketing objectives by generating more customer interest and prompting prospects to take desired actions.
As an example of the power of pictures, consider that Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram each gained over 10 million visitors in 2012, thanks to eye-catching content. Numbers from Statista numbers shared on Mediabistro show that users spend more time on Pinterest (1:17 minutes) or Tumblr (1:38 minutes) than on Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace and Google+ combined.