2016 Social Media Trends And Statistics That Were Crazy!

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Social Media has become an essential part of everyone’s life, it is addictive! However some social media trends and statistics have really been crazy! Not sure how to work with social media? 2016 Social Media Trends And Statistics That Were Crazy!

11 Best Social Media Tools For Small Businesses And Individuals

Brandanew

Creating a brand presence on all major social platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn has become a must for businesses irrespective of their size. But does it all end at fancy social profiles or does social media marketing run deeper?

3 Ways in Which Social Media Has Impacted Company Communications

Brandanew

The scenario has changed drastically within a few years as the far reaching potential of social sites is being experienced and explored. Some departments and functions within organizations have had a complete social makeover. Social Media Impact on Internal communications.

5 Tips For Startups On How To Use Social Media

YoungUpstarts

You could be forgiven for thinking that social media is just a place to catch up with friends, or to find out what celebrities are up to, but it’s proven to be key for another reason too, business. Check out our top 5 tips on how to use social media if you are a start-up, below.

[Review] The Art Of Social Media

YoungUpstarts

Do you want to rock your social media marketing game? If so, check out “ The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users ” co-authored by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick. Unlike other social media marketing self-help books, this one is virtually BS free.

3 Social Media Marketing Musts for Introverts

YoungUpstarts

Some of the traditional ways that businesses create top-of-mind awareness are to place regular ads on television, radio, and billboards, or in print media outlets such as magazines and newspapers. Get Social.

Why Do B2B Companies Need To Prioritize Social Media

Brandanew

If you’re wondering whether your B2B company need to prioritize social media, this is for you. Most B2C businesses have gone totally social , with major consumer brands investing a good amount of their time and money on social media, but is it of any worth for B2B companies?

[Review] The Art Of Social Media

YoungUpstarts

Do you want to rock your social media marketing game? If so, check out “ The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users ” co-authored by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick. Unlike other social media marketing self-help books, this one is virtually BS free.

How to Use Social Media for Market Research

ConversionXL

Social media isn’t a perfect source of market research: It’s not a representative sample and, for small businesses, it’s simply too small of a sample. Buyers report spending 20–40% more money on brands that have interacted with them on social media. Social listening.

10 Ways To Use Social Media Listening As A Successful Marketing Tool

YoungUpstarts

Social Media Listening, as the name says, is a technique through which you can listen (analyse) the social media platforms to gauze what people are talking about your brand, your products and most importantly, your competitors.

7 Features Of A Successful Social Media App

YoungUpstarts

Social media today is an integral part of the internet, and some may even argue it is the current climate of the internet as a whole. The Digital in 2017 Global Overview research done by We Are Social, and Hootsuite also reveal that approximately 2.80

The Great Social Media Monitoring Debate

YoungUpstarts

We live in a digital world where the details of our lives are constantly promoted on social media channels. Employers are in a unique position when it comes to social media. The Case for Social Media Monitoring. The Case against Social Media Monitoring.

How To Begin Using Social Media In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

When my friend’s small business was struggling a while back, I suggested he add some social media marketing initiatives, and his answer was that he was “too busy.” Currently, social media is the least used of all customer interaction methods.

Tempted To Buy Social Media Followers? Why Less Is More.

YoungUpstarts

If you get spam emails, you’ve probably seen subject lines like this: “Buy followers for cheap!”. Boosting your following on social media for just a few bucks can be tempting. By Marsha Friedman, CEO of EMSI Public Relations and author of “ Celebritize Yourself ”.

A Confusing Social Media Birthday

Feld Thoughts

I returned to an onslaught of email (no surprise) which included a long list of happy birthday wishes. The emails were mixed. There were a few emails with specific stuff that I wanted to say, but the vast majority I just read and archived. But I was really surprised by the number of people that used my birthday as a way to “get something” without “giving something” other than a few words in a social media message.

Build Social Media Into the Customer Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Social media connections, if they exist, are buried elsewhere or reserved for monitoring purposes only. Social media is here, and is the preferred mode of communication by a large segment of your customers, so make it a positive differentiator for your business.

The Future Of Social Media And How To Pick The Best Platform For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

That’s what a lot of you feel when you look at brands and influencers who generate huge amounts of traffic and sales from social media. Over the past year a lot of people have asked me what the next big social platform is going to be. Vin Clancy was on social welfare in the U.K.,

Too Many Small Businesses Still Ignore Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

When my friend’s small business was struggling a while back, I suggested he add some social media marketing initiatives, and his answer was that he was “too busy.” Develop a marketing strategy specific to this media. Start social networking with peers.

How to Calculate Social Media Marketing ROI for Your Small Business

Up and Running

Gone are the days where social media marketing was merely an experimental marketing tactic. If you’re struggling to measure ROI for social media, you’re not alone. Over 60 percent of marketers identify measuring ROI as one of their top social media marketing challenges.

How to Make a Real Social Media Customer Connection

Startup Professionals Musings

Social media connections, if they exist, are buried elsewhere or reserved for monitoring purposes only. Social media is here, and is the preferred mode of communication by a large segment of your customers, so make it a positive differentiator for your business.

How to Create Remarkable Video Ads On Social Media

Brandanew

As videos gain more prominence on social media, brands are working through this trend. Here’s what to know to create remarkable video ads for social media. Tips: How to Create Remarkable Video Ads For Social Media.

Too Busy for Social Media Marketing Could Be Fatal

Startup Professionals Musings

I suggested that he add some social network marketing initiatives, and his answer was he is “too busy.” It seems to me that there is abundant proof in the marketplace of the financial returns to both large and small businesses, the low cost of entry, and the ubiquity of social networks.

How To Market Your Conference Or Party Using Social Media

YoungUpstarts

Businesses use social media in a variety of ways to get their names out, encourage people to recognise their brands, and increase traffic to their websites. Get as many people to see your videos by posting them to Facebook, Twitter, on your website, and in emails sent to subscribers.

SMBs Still Not Using Social Media Strategically: SMB Group

YoungUpstarts

More small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are leveraging on social media in their business today, according to the SMB Group’s latest report, the 2012 Small and Medium Social Business Study.

Stop All Social Media Activity (Organic) | Solve For A Profitable Reality

Occam's Razor

It is time to point out an ugly truth, and to be the brave person that you are, the intelligent rational assessor of reality that you are, and kill all the organic social media activity by your company. Win Big: Stop Posting Content for Organic Reach On Social Channels. +

Five Steps To Social Media Success for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone is talking about how social media can help you jumpstart your business at no cost, and experts are springing up on all sides to help you do it at a high cost. Factor in the fundamental shift to ‘pull’ marketing taking place across the world in media and advertising.

How To Turn Your Social Media Traffic Into e-Commerce Revenue

YoungUpstarts

If you know anything about e-commerce, you cannot deny the importance of social media in marketing and establishing a business brand. It is evident that social media platforms are big drivers for e-commerce, from the beginning to the end of each customer’s journey.

How Businesses Can Successfully Brand Themselves On Social Media

YoungUpstarts

The rise of social media platforms has brought an impressive range of new opportunities in communication and what we see is just the tip of the iceberg. Companies need to invest time, energy and passion into maintaining their social platforms. by Serban Enache, CEO of Dreamstime.

How to Create Perfect Custom Images for Your Website, Blog, and Social Media

Up and Running

Using high-quality images on your website, social media channels, and blog posts not only makes your brand more appealing—it also drastically improves conversion rates. But remember, this is really for the everyday stuff—a blog or social media post.

A Nonprofit’s Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Up and Running

However, when it comes to marketing, social media is an excellent tool for nonprofits. Social media can reach donors and volunteers, it doesn’t require multiple staff members to manage, and it doesn’t require a big time commitment. Share the social media love.

Must-Have Tips To Help Small Businesses Utilize Social Media

YoungUpstarts

Having a credible social media presence is paramount for small business owners and service providers looking to build credibility in their field. Begin collecting and storing hundreds of email addresses for email marketing purposes.

Why Take a Social Media Marketing Course?

The Startup Magazine

However, the world of digital marketing, including the field of social media, is always changing. Better qualifications in social media marketing will offer you the right foundation for marketing strategies, which can be used to implement a successful campaign for your business.

Implementing Social Media’s Secret Weapon

Feld Thoughts

Fred Wilson had an excellent post up this morning titled Social Media’s Secret Weapon – Email. I completely agree that email is the key communications channel for social media and have written about this before in posts like 100% Click Through Rate , Email – The Original Social Graph and Email Is Still The Best Login. In Fred’s post, the comm channel is email. Email return path sendgrid urban airship

ConnectYard Integrates Social Media Into School Communications

YoungUpstarts

While text messaging and social media tools like Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way that today’s students communicate, the problem is that most educational institutions haven’t quite kept up.

Why You Should Be Using Social Media As An Extension Of Customer Service

YoungUpstarts

Thanks to digital platforms like social media, companies now have the means to not only interact socially with their customers but also the ability to instantly satisfy their needs. Benefits of Social Support for You and Your Customers.

Should You Give Up On Social Media Marketing?

crowdSPRING Blog

The claim that social media will drive more customers to your business than search, email or other traditional and online marketing channels has once again been exposed as a myth. Custora’s findings about social media are misleading.

How To Suck At Social Media: An Indispensable Guide For Businesses

Occam's Razor

I believe that every human with time to spare, and a connection to the web, should be on social media. Do the big gigantic numbers imply that your business should use these social media channels? The assumption is: Big Social Audiences + Big Pimping = Big Social Profits.

The Future of Social Media

Duct Tape Marketing

The Future of Social Media written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Mike Stelzner. What’s next in social media is a topic that seems to create a great deal of angst in marketing circles.

Harvest your social media contacts

Berkonomics

You may not know that you have access to many “free” sources of social media contacts to help you in your marketing effort. Email readers, continue here…] So you begin to get the idea.

How to Track Your Social Media Efforts

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Track Your Social Media Efforts written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If your small business is taking advantage of social media to engage with customers in hopes of growing your business, how do you know if your efforts are paying off?

Don’t Be Too Busy for Social Media Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

I suggested that he add some social network marketing initiatives, and his answer was he is “too busy.” According to this study from last year, over 65% of existing small businesses still ignore social media for marketing, so he is still the rule rather than the exception.

6 Smart Ways To Use Social Media In Your Job Search

YoungUpstarts

Along with the traditional resume, a well-written cover letter, and an impressive handshake , social media is an absolutely crucial component to a productive and successful job search. So what are some ways you can effectively use social media in your job search?

5 Social Media Marketing Myths Debunked

Up and Running

Read Evanne Schmarder’s 5 Social Media Marketing Myths: Busted on the Huffington Post yesterday: Myth 1: Social media marketing is free. However, a monetary value must be placed on the time spent to develop the platform and the creation and implementation of an online social media strategy. Myth 2: I’ll get a neighborhood teenager to handle my social networking, they know the ‘net. Excellent!