The Beginner’s Guide to the #Hashtag

“If you’re a social media novice, hashtags — those short links preceded by the pound sign (#) — may seem confusing and unnecessary. But they are integral to the way we communicate online, and it’s important to know how to use them,” says Rebecca Hiscott of mashable.com. Using hashtags properly allows your business and brand…

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4 Things CEOs Who Stay Off Social Media Don’t Have to Worry About

What CEO really has time to waste with social media? With “68% of Fortune 500 CEOs having no social presence on any of the major networks,” you too can be included with a top select group, who also agree that social media is just a trend. But being a part of an elite group doesn’t always mean…

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Why B2B Brands Need to Create Long-Form Content

“Brands must learn to master the art of short-form storytelling. Technology enables it; and consumer attention spans demand it. Whether if be a 6 to 15 second video, a single photo, or 140 characters of usefulness, there’s no doubt that companies must learn how to tell their brand story quickly and efficiently. But with all…

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3 Tips On Turning Your Social-Media Strategy Into Real-Life Brand Engagement

“Ten to 20 years from now, the year 2012 will be defined as the year that social took over all things media. We as consumers had the two-way communication tools available to break news stories, crowdsource previously unheard-of innovations, and galvanize our local and national communities. If 2012 is measured as the year of social,…

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The Thing About Facebook And Brands

“What should a brand do on Facebook?” — I got asked that question three times. Yesterday. The pressure that brands feel to make connections on Facebook is tremendous. They’re reading about all kinds of data about over a billion connected people and the power that Facebook yields in terms of keeping people engaged and using…

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Red Bull Stratos Shatters Records—And Traditional Notions Of Marketing

” ‘I know the whole world is watching now,’ said Felix Baumgartner, at the edge of space. They were–Red Bull Stratos set viewing records and marked another giant leap for a brand that’s setting the standard for content marketing. For most brands, a risky marketing move consists of not testing the copy on that new…

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53% of Americans Who Follow Brands in Social Are More Loyal To Those Brands

“The truth is that many companies don’t have the resources, inclination, or expertise to calculate true ROI.” “So the day-to-day reality is that many companies believe in their bones that social media works, but aren’t sure precisely how, or where, or in what fashion. ” Is social media for acquisition (top of the funnel) or…

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30 Things to Tweet or Post About Your Brand

“Businesses often experience a loss of direction shortly after starting into Twitter or a Facebook Page. Once they have had enough of following influential people and greeting people in their network, there seems hardly anything worth doing. If you too are facing a similar Twitter/Facebook-crisis, relax, this post is especially for you. Just use a…

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5 Ways to Use B2B Social Media to Improve Content Sharing

“B2B companies that create content or research reports to drive awareness of their brand, products or services, or even traffic and leads, need to remember social media and their own websites in the mix.” Here are 5 practical ways to extend the reach of content that you are already making available…

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Website investment still key for online retailers despite rise of social and mobile

“Want to know where you should be aiming your e-commerce investment to increase online sales? We asked 100 senior decision makers from leading global retail brands, who were attending the latest Internet Retailer conference, about what they are planning to invest in over the next 12 months. Looking at the results, there are three key…

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