Category Archive for: Social Media

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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Optimize Digital Marketing Efforts

Free Tools to Help New Companies Optimize Digital Marketing Efforts

In today’s digital world, online marketing is crucial to the success of any newly established company. Oftentimes, however, young brands try to offset the steep costs of starting a business by tightening the purse strings for any “excess” activity in their first year. Unfortunately, public relations and marketing are often included on the list of…

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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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Should Your Business Leverage Facebook Live?

The rise of live video is no secret–especially within today’s tense political and social climate. However, if you’re not a politician, renowned craft beer brewer, or reality celebrity, but instead a business owner or marketer, should your brand be going live? Our short answer: your brand should start leveraging Facebook Live. Our long answer: you…

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State of Social

State of Social Q4 2016: Twitter Sees Negative Revenue Growth

Twitter, the social network which still comprises the backbone of most social media metrics, made it through another year. While speculation was rampant about its purchase, it ended the year still an independent entity. Let’s see how it fared. Audience Growth Twitter’s audience growth continued to decline, slipping below 1% quarter over quarter: Mobile growth…

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State of Social

State of Social Q4 2016: The End of LinkedIn

We have kept track of LinkedIn as a publicly-traded company almost since its IPO in 2012. As of the end of calendar year 2016, LinkedIn has officially come to an end as a publicly-traded company, and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation. What this means for our State of Social series is…

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State of Social

State of Social Q4 2016: Facebook Aims For the TV

The largest social network in the world – and to some people, the entire Internet – released its Q4 2016 and year end earnings. How is Facebook faring as the current king of the hill? User Growth Facebook’s overall growth remained above 4% quarter-over-quarter in Q4, which is no small feat given its massive size…

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the big game

Superb Owl: Getting Creative with Marketing Budgets

Time for THE BIG GAME (yes, you know the one) It’s that time of year again – The Big Game hits airwaves on Sunday. Want to get your brand in on the action? Pony up, or sit down. Oh, and don’t bother even mentioning the game by name – that’ll cost you as well. As…

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social media for business

The Benefits of Social Media for Businesses

It’s hard to think of a time when social media was just for people, and not organizations. Nowadays, it’s practically unthinkable for a business not to be on social media. Organizations of all types and sizes recognize the ways in which social media can help them better understand, respond to, and attract the attention of their target…

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the next big social media network

The Next Big Social Network Does Not Exist

One of the questions we are asked the most about social media is “what’s the next big thing”? What’s the next big social network? Where should companies be looking next? How can we get ahead of the curve and find the next Facebook, the next Instagram, etc.? The answer may be a bit disappointing. Facebook…

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