All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘how to market’

Marketing Tip – Becoming Human

Becoming Human Marketing

Written by Esther Dean As a social media marketer, or generally as a social media user, have you noticed a common voice from the companies you follow? Why do so many posts appear as if they’ve been given a Ronald McDonald makeover? “Check out this product!” “You don’t want to miss out on these deals!” “These tips and tricks will …

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Are You Getting An ‘F’ In Social Media?

Are You Getting An F In Social Media

No one sets out to fail. But many people set out ill equipped or with the wrong ideas when it comes to social media marketing. If a professional graded you, what kind of grade would your efforts earn? Certain behaviors will get you a failing score, an F, so let’s take a look at behaviors to avoid. The “F’s” of …

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75 Common Social Media Mistakes – Just Stop!

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Social media mistakes in marketing. We’ve all made them, so let’s just get that out in the open right now. However, there are some mistakes that it’s time to stop doing. Just stop. Once or twice is a mistake. Repeated issues become really bad habits that can ruin your brand’s image and reputation in social media. Take some time and …

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The Fab Four Of A Target Audience

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When you clear away the ego involved in social media marketing (how many Followers did you pick up this week, how popular was your last blog post, did the recent Infographic go viral, etc.), a single question remains: Are you reaching your target audience with information that serves them and facilitates a strong relationship?  Tweet this This question presumes two …

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Social Media – 2013 Trends Become 2014 Tips

Social Media 2013 Trends Become 2014 Tips

Sometimes, in order to get clarity around a topic, it helps to narrow it down to a single phrase. As a business or strategic exercise, this is often done to focus in on what’s important, the next steps, or a company’s core values. Social media marketing is no different. Sometimes it helps to narrow down the distinctions between platforms in …

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3 Easy Steps To A Winning Pinterest Strategy

3 Easy Steps To A Winning Pinterest Strategy

What is the fastest growing social media platform? Which social media platform has the highest number of click through and sales conversion rates? What social media platform sends shoppers to websites where they spend 10% more than when referred through other social media platforms? The answer to all three questions is Pinterest! Are you surprised? If you actively use a …

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Tablet Use in the U.S.

Tablet Use In The US

Marketing efforts for businesses should include social media planning strategies to reach tablet computer users. In the past three years the number of American adults who own a tablet has increased by 30 percentage points. The Pew Internet and American Life Project surveyed 2,252 adults and the results show significant increase in mobile tablet computer usage. Whereas smartphones are the …

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The Truth About Hashtags

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Hashtags have been all the rage these days now that Facebook has incorporated their use into their platform. Hashtags have been around on other platforms for a while, but what’s new is that you can use them on Facebook and expect to get searchable results now, too. Therein lies the key to hashtags – on every social media network. They …

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Social Media Basics – Two Strategies (Part 2)

Social Media Basics 2

In our previous blog, we began exploring two basic strategies for social media marketing – the Search Strategy and the Content Strategy. To review, the Search Strategy is the process of getting your business “found” through SEO, backlinks, and website development. The Content Strategy is about creating or sharing relevant blogs, articles, or videos to create credibility, thought leadership, or …

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Social Media Basics – Two Strategies (Part 1)

Social Media Basics

When it comes to marketing your business with social media, there are essentially two basic strategies. They are intricately connected, but the methods used in the different strategies are different. To explore this concept, we’ll make a few assumptions: 1. All businesses want to make money. 2. All marketing, even social media marketing, should contribute to lead generation. 3. All …

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