18 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Pros

social media how toWould you like to improve your social media marketing?

Are you wondering what social media marketing tactics the pros like to use?

We asked top social media pros to share their hottest social media marketing tactics.

In this article, you’ll discover strategies the pros use to boost their social media marketing.

#1: Stay Top of Mind Using LinkedIn Tags

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On LinkedIn, you shouldn’t send an email blast to every one of your connections. However, you can create lists of “tagged” groupings so you can send relevant and helpful information to your contacts at strategic times.

When you tag your connections on LinkedIn, you can sort/filter them by Tags and—wait for it—send a message to up to 25 people at a time.

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You can filter by tag and then send a message to up to 25 people.

For example, if one of your niche markets on LinkedIn is marketers who target medical professionals, all you have to do is:

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3 Unique Ways to Get Started With Business Podcasting

social media how toDo you want to bring podcasting into your marketing mix?

Are you stuck because of concerns about time commitment, lack of knowledge or production challenges?

There are many ways to approach business podcasting without interupting your schedule, budget and skills.

In this article you’ll discover how three businesses started a podcast and what they uniquely did differently.

Use their examples for inspiration to set up your podcast to fit your particular needs, time and budget, and reap the benefits of creating a personal connection with your audience through audio.

Create a Podcast From Anywhere With Limited Equipment

Natalie Sisson, The Suitcase Entrepreneur, provides a great example of how to podcast from anywhere with limited equipment.

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Podcasting has helped Natalie's audience feel more connected to her and her brand.

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How to Start a Business Podcast

social media how toDo you want to create your own business podcast?

Do you have the passion and drive to make it happen, but you’re just not sure where to start?

Keep reading for 4 tips to set you down the path of podcasting success.

Why Podcasting?

Podcasting is a unique tool that allows you to deliver relevant, on-demand and targeted content to a massive, worldwide audience.

What’s special about podcasting beyond its reach is that, unlike any other social platform, it allows you to connect with your audience on a personal, one-on-one level during a time when they are looking for hands-free, audio-only content.

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Podcasting can be a powerful delivery platform in your marketing toolbox. Image source: iStockPhoto.

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Proof That Podcasting Will Benefit Your Business

social media case studiesPat Flynn of The Smart Passive Income Blog has parlayed his everyday-guy persona into a six-figure income supported heavily by podcasting.

“I’ve been able to make a much deeper connection with my audience,” Flynn said. “When I go to conferences, the first thing people who meet me say is, ‘I love listening to your podcast.’”

He has become an expert at connecting with his audience. Over 71,000 people subscribe to his blog, and thousands more follow his social media accounts and download his podcasts.

“Business isn’t B2B anymore, or B2C,” said Flynn, “It’s P2P—person to person,” attributing that insight to Chris Ducker.

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Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Podcast is currently number 1 in Business: Management & Marketing.

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How Content Can Help You Build a Loyal Following

Are you trying to build an engaged loyal following that loves you and your business?

Have you tried to use video, podcasting or social media to build engagement?

I explore these questions with Pat Flynn for our new Social Media Marketing podcast.

More About This New Show

Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a brand-new 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 Pat Flynn, founder of Smart Passive Income.

Pat shares insights into his tactics and strategies and how social media content contributes to the success of his business.

You’ll learn how to create content to publish on different social media platforms to connect to a large audience. And you’ll discover the techniques to use to build a loyal fan base.

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

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