Blog: Social Media Tips

The Machine of Social Marketing Strategy

Social Marketing Strategy to Use for Each Social Platform

Social media marketing is like building a machine. You need an appliance that delivers repeatable results. Experiment with what pieces work and use those often. When every cog is in place, it runs consistently. Keep it oiled with quality content, and it lasts. When one piece becomes worn down, replace it with a fresh technique and pay attention to whether it functions properly. It’s …

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Social Media Lessons To Be Learned From Blurred Lines

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What social media lessons can come from the recent multi-million dollar court case? The family of Marvin Gaye will receive nearly $7.4 million after a California judge ruled that Gaye’s music was stolen by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke and used in the 2014 smash hit Blurred Lines. Williams and Thicke claimed they were inspired by, but did not use …

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Which Social Platforms Should Your Business Use in Social Media?

Social Platforms To Use in Social Media

Performing at 100% in one area is better than performing at 50% in two. In a perfect world, we would all work at full capacity, achieve any goal we wanted every single time, and dominate every field. But it’s not a perfect world, and no matter how lofty our intentions, we often can’t execute numerous objectives at the same time. …

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The Importance of Social First Impressions

Social Media First Impressions

What I’m about to share is so important that you should put it on your task manager. Your business needs you to check every social media profile and keep the information up-to-date. Your social media’s first impression determines whether a person continues to engage with you or back out of becoming a customer. Buying decisions are made almost as quickly …

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10 No-No’s in Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Social Media Marketing 10 No Nos Infographic

Social media marketing is full of good people doing good things for their businesses and organizations. However, some people develop bad habits along the way, habits that harm rather than build up. Are you doing damage with your marketing? Are you making the most of what social media can do for you? These 10 bad habits are the most common …

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What Ticks Me Off About Twitter

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If you know me at all, the title of this post should concern you. I love Twitter. It’s undoubtedly my favorite social network. I’ve talked about the reasons I love Twitter before, and all of those reasons still apply regardless of the changes that have come and gone to Twitter over the years. What I don’t love about Twitter, what …

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Consent For Use of Photos, Videos, Images and Audio Recordings

consent for images

Have you ever noticed that video news footage seldom shows faces anymore. When the camera is focused on a crowd it is likely you will see bodies from the neck down or from behind. When the story involves a school, you will see backpacks, legs and shoes. You will not see faces. These decisions are driven by the right to …

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The Dilemma Of Digital Marketing Diversification

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I spend a fair amount of time each week on social media research. I look at what others are saying and doing, monitoring trends, reading articles from influencers as well as the more obscure social media folks. Staying on top of digital content marketing and social media strategies is not a small task anymore. It takes a lot of time, …

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Social Media Alignment – Take The Time To Get It Right [Infographic]

Social Media Alignment

From time to time, realigning your social media efforts is called for in business. Whether it’s an annual audit, a change in direction for your company, or just internal housekeeping, maintaining clean, accurate and up-to-date social profiles is important to your brand or organization, and a social media alignment is in order! Here are several areas on which to focus …

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Tough Questions Around Social Media ROI

Tough Questions ROI Social Media

On one level or another, every marketer I know is looking for ways to beat the changing tides of social media marketing. What was once a free-for-all, “everybody wins” landscape, is now a tough, competitive, demanding and sometimes ugly venture. Social media is not the free market it used to be, and no one wants to face that reality without …

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