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State of Social Q1 2017: Facebook nears 2 billion users, says video or else

The largest social network in the world – and to some people, the entire Internet – released its Q1 2017 earnings. What’s new with the 800 pound gorilla in social media? User Growth Facebook’s overall growth remained above 4% quarter-over-quarter in Q1, which it has sustained over the past 3 quarters. Facebook is just short…

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State of Social Q1 2017: Twitter User Growth Takes Off

Twitter, the microblogging service that Wall Street loves to hate, has surprised analysts and marketers alike with its Q1 2017 results. Let’s see what took everyone by surprise. Audience Growth Twitter’s audience growth reversed course, showing almost 3% quarter-over-quarter growth. Twitter hasn’t seen this level of user growth in two years: Mobile growth remained at…

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How to Choose a Marketing Technology Stack, Part 5 of 7: The Marketing Technology RFP

In this series, we’ll unpack our marketing technology deployment strategy. We’ll learn how to properly plan a marketing technology stack rollout, develop a sensible governance model, examine what could go wrong, and succeed on the first try rather than patch and duct tape a disaster repeatedly. Part 5: The Marketing Technology RFP Believe it or…

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How to Choose a Marketing Technology Stack, Part 4 of 7: Process

In this series, we’ll unpack our marketing technology deployment strategy. We’ll learn how to properly plan a marketing technology stack rollout, develop a sensible governance model, examine what could go wrong, and succeed on the first try rather than patch and duct tape a disaster repeatedly. Part 4: Defining Process in Marketing Technology The next…

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Social Media Marketing World 2017 Recap

I had the pleasure and privilege to speak not once, but twice at Social Media Marketing World 2017 (SMMW17), a fantastic event thrown annually by Social Media Examiner. If you have the resources and time to attend, you should. Michael Stelzner and his crew do an amazing job. Let’s run through what was hot this…

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How to Choose a Marketing Technology Stack, Part 3 of 7: People

In this series, we’ll unpack our marketing technology deployment strategy. We’ll learn how to properly plan a marketing technology stack rollout, develop a sensible governance model, examine what could go wrong, and succeed on the first try rather than patch and duct tape a disaster repeatedly. Part 3: Managing the People Once we’ve assessed the…

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How to Choose a Marketing Technology Stack, Part 2 of 7: Strategy

In this series, we’ll unpack our marketing technology deployment strategy. We’ll learn how to properly plan a marketing technology stack rollout, develop a sensible governance model, examine what could go wrong, and succeed on the first try rather than patch and duct tape a disaster repeatedly. Part 2: Marketing Technology Strategy All strategy begins with…

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How to Choose a Marketing Technology Stack, Part 1 of 7: Introduction

We were asked recently, …Would love your thoughts on the base marketing tech stack for a consumer company. Assuming Marketing Automation, Email, CMS…what else? At first glance, this seems like a fairly cut-and-dried question. What marketing technologies should consumer companies be using? Of course, while the question is direct and succinct, we know from Scott…

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The Right Way to Set Up Snapchat Snapcodes with URLs

In late January, Snapchat released a new feature to help advertisers and businesses drive more impactful business results via their platform: the URL Snapcode. What is a URL Snapcode? In short, a Snapcode that opens a web page in Snapchat. Here’s an example. To use it, take a picture of it in Snapchat. To generate…

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