Could your business benefit from connecting to the 80% of online teens using social media?
In this article I explore how Sharpie has successfully garnered 89% market share with the aid of social media.
The Teen Market
Instagram is now the most popular photo-sharing site among teens age 12-17. One million of them visited the site last July alone.
Add to that the 93% of social media–using teens who have a Facebook account (according to Pew Internet research), and the 16% who use Twitter (a figure that has doubled in recent years), and you’ve got a lot of teenage eyeballs.
But to connect with a teen target market, you must do more than simply have a presence on the sites they use. You must also pay attention to what motivates and inspires them.
Take some tips from permanent marker manufacturer Sharpie. Their successful 2012 Back to School campaign helped grow their market share to 89% of their category through a savvy understanding of how teens use social media.
Are you wondering how Twitter can help you build relationships?
To learn about Twitter marketing and how it can help your business, I interview Mark W. Schaefer for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.
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The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.
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Mark shares how he uses Twitter to create stronger business relationships and improve customer service.
You’ll learn about the best Twitter tools and how they can fit into your marketing strategy.
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Monitoring and analyzing your Twitter projects can be challenging.
With the right metrics, you can improve and tailor your Twitter campaigns for better results.
Luckily, third-party Twitter tools provide these metrics, but there are MANY tools to choose from out there.
So here I’ll share some of the best Twitter analytics tools to help you improve your Twitter marketing.
#1: SocialBro: Explore Your Community
I consider SocialBro one of the top three most effective marketing tools for businesses.
SocialBro comes with excellent analytics that give great insights not only about your marketing campaign, but also about your Twitter account and followers.
Here are the analytics tools available with SocialBro.
Real-time Analytics gives you details of the people who are active users and have tweeted in the last 10 minutes in real time. This helps you determine the specific hour of the day when people are active.
Would you like to improve your Twitter marketing?
Are you testing to see what gives you the best results?
Traditionally, split testing is a practice that’s applied to individual pages on your website to compare page variations and ultimately determine conclusively which version results in the highest overall conversion rate.
However, implementing split tests on your website alone is short-sighted! In fact, you can harness the power of split testing to generate valuable information about your target audience and their overall engagement with your brand on social media websites.
To see how to do this, let’s go step by step through how to carry out a split test on Twitter.
Step #1 – Create Your Split Test Tweet
The first step in the split testing process is to craft the text of the tweeted message you’ll use.
As an example, suppose you want to determine when your Twitter followers are most active. While services like Tweriod will estimate popular times, narrowing down these ranges and confirming their effectiveness using split testing will help you determine when future tweets should be published to reach the biggest, most engaged audience.
Managing your Twitter presence along with your other online networks can be difficult if you have limited resources.
In this article, you’ll discover 3 tools to make your basic Twitter marketing tasks easier.
#1: Manage and Analyze Your Community with SocialBro
Every business needs at least one management tool to manage its Twitter presence, and there are many excellent Twitter management tools to choose from.
SocialBro is one of my favorites, thanks to the excellent features it offers.
SocialBro allows you to not only manage your Twitter account, but it also provides you with useful information you can use for your social media strategy.
Have you tried using social media to grow your email list?
One of the most powerful aspects of social media is just how well it integrates with building a strong email list for your business.
Of all of the various platforms, Twitter offers some of the best (and most unique) tactics to use if you’re looking to increase email sign-ups.
In this article I’ll go over 3 tactics to utilize Twitter’s massive audience to grow your email list with qualified leads.
Let’s get started!
#1: Link Your Twitter Bio to an Opt-In Page
Putting your website in your Twitter bio is a no-brainer, but smart marketers know that when you link to a page with a direct call to action (a “landing page”), this is going to convert much better than your general homepage.
The Twitterverse has been buzzing with the latest US Open Tennis Tournament news.
What can tennis teach your business about Twitter? You’d be surprised.
Preparing for this year’s grand slam, I began to research and follow popular players on Twitter. I was curious how these big celebrities fared on the 140-character–driven platform.
The outcome of my research resulted in nine takeaways that brands and businesses can use to help improve their Twitter stream.
Take these tips from the tennis pros and your Twitter stream will be serving up aces.
Great tennis tweeters, like Novak Djokovic, capitalize on their celebrity and build synergistic communities around Twitter.
Novak has created a branded page on the celebrity social network WhoSay. He then pushes photos from his Whosay mobile app directly to Twitter. The third-party app does all the work, shortens the link and allows for an active new community to thrive directly on Whosay.