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Your Target Audience on Instagram With the Right Hashtags

Your Target Audience on Instagram With the Right Hashtags | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
For businesses and bloggers using Instagram, hashtags represent a gateway to your target audience. Here's a great strategy you can use
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Jenn Herman because it provides insights into how to better grow your Instagram community with the right hashtags.

 

It's important to use the right keywords for your niche to grow your reach on Instagram.

 

Improve Your Following on Instagram With Hashtags

 

Mobile audiences use specific topics to find a post or user. I agree that you can improve your marketing strategy by using these hashtags to draw the audience to you.

 

Herman explains how your posts can attract the right followers for your brand.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You need to know specifically what sets your posts apart rather than using generic terms. This will improve your chances of getting found in the 'top spots' on Instagram.

 

  • The best method is to use 15-20 hashtags per post and then focus on the 4-5 popular ones. These need to be related to your posts, and have a high number of usage.

 

  • The higher the engagement the more views your posts will get. Sometimes these can show up the the hashtag hubs for days or even weeks.

 

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Philippa Gasson's curator insight, March 17, 8:21 AM
Instagram tips on hashtags
Vanessa Ong Li Wen's curator insight, March 19, 10:39 AM

As a non-user of Instagram, I understand the attraction of the application and the use of hashtags to gather as many like as possible. However, I fail to understand the prevalence of such a technology in our world today. An article on how to use hashtags as effectively as possible? When did it become a necessity for us to write about getting as many likes and affirmation as possible? If I were to use Instagram, I would treat hashtags as a way to simply and deconstruct the message that my photo was trying to convey. For example, if I were to post a photo of an art piece, instead of writing a detailed explanation of the piece which most would not want to read about, I would use hashtags to highlight whatever it is I wish to express to my followers. While I understand that Instagram may be attractive because it lets us in on our friends’ lives and serves as a platform for us to receive affirmation from our peers, I do not think we should rely on Instagram so heavily to the extent that we write articles on how to make our posts more popular and well received. We should make use of this application to share our photos and activities with our friends, as well as show appreciation to others through this platform.

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What's in Store for Social Media Marketing In 2017 & Beyond

What's in Store for Social Media Marketing In 2017 & Beyond | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
After previously interviewing the likes of Sam Hurley and Timothy Hughes, Nazareth Qarbozian asks Jan about Social Media Marketing trends for 2017 & beyond
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Nazareth Qarbozian because it provides insights on the future of social media marketing.

 

The world of technology is changing the way we strategize our marketing

 

How Social Media Will Change This Year and Beyond

 

Mobile technology and social media have both transformed the way we do business online. In this exclusive interview I cover what's in store for marketers.

 

Qarbozian asks about how companies will handle these new changes and what automation looks like today.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • While video is growing in importance content is still a vital component to building trust. It's best to focus on the pressing needs of your customers.

 

  • The days of automation and impersonal communication have now passed. Messages are now more tailored and customized for the audience.

 

  • As you stay on top of the latest trends and technology add influencers to that list. For example, Gen Z is a demographic growing in importance.

 

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The True Cost of Building an App

The True Cost of Building an App | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
The mobile app industry is expected to grow into a $77 Bn dollar industry by the end of 2017. That means two things: people are buying apps and you need one
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by by Andrew Gazdecki because it provides information on what it involves to take advantage of new mobile technology for your business.

 

Use these tips to develop and manage new technology.

 

Mobile App Cost and Delivery

 

In order to be successful your business needs to take advantage of the latest trends and resources. One way to do that is through developing a mobile experience for your customers.

 

Gazdecki explains what it takes to make this happen with the cost and setup that is involved.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • There is not one single cost to develop an app. The price can range anywhere from a few thousand dollars to a few hundred thousand dollars.

 

  • It takes many different variables to create something unique for your business. And because it's still a fairly new technology the price is still fairly high. As mobile evolves this will lower the price over time.

 

  • Developing an app in house can be an expensive way to go. Outsourcing can save your business money -- do your due diligence and check out the company first before hiring them.

 

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janlgordon's comment, November 2, 2016 10:46 AM
Thank you @Stan Smith & @Thierry Evangelista :-)
m.j. bragaña g.'s curator insight, November 6, 2016 3:21 AM
#SCEUNED16 Esta balanza podríamos usarla para pensar en las repercusiones del uso de las nuevas tecnologías en las aulas.
janlgordon's comment, November 6, 2016 10:32 PM
Thank you @m.j. bragaña g. :-)
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Grow Your Business With Mobile Apps

Grow Your Business With Mobile Apps | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
How can mobile apps benefit small businesses? Join me as I discuss some of the benefits. Participate, by commenting with your expertise o
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Elaina Meiser because it shows the benefits of businesses tapping into mobile technology.

 

It's important to evolve with the new digital landscape for continued growth.

 

Why Mobile Apps Are Essential for Business

 

New trends are constantly emerging -- especially in the mobile realm. I agree that keeping up to date with the latest technology will improve your connections with your customers.

 

Meiser explains the various aspects of mobile and how it can be applied to your business. By adapting to these new methods you can expand your marketing reach and increase your sales.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • More people rely on their mobile devices than ever before. In order to increase your revenue you need to enhance your website to be responsive to smart phones and tablets.

 

  • Your business can tap into a whole new market by developing your own app. This has a lot of potential for brand building and unique interactions with your customers.

 

  • Make a decision plan first before releasing an app. Take into account that you may need to invest in hiring a developer as well as researching how your visitors are responding to your website.

 

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janlgordon's comment, July 27, 2016 2:31 PM
Thank you @Featured Infos @Jane Shamcey & @Wilfried Andral :-)
janlgordon's comment, July 28, 2016 10:43 AM
Thank you @Educational Peaks :-)
janlgordon's comment, August 8, 2016 10:51 AM
Thank you @Konstantinos Kalemis & @Skylly_W :-)
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Here's How to Use Selfies to Boost Your Social Media Marketing

Here's How to Use Selfies to Boost Your Social Media Marketing | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
After Ellen Degeneres took that photo that time, everyone's been keen to get in on the Selfie trend - but there are a few things to consider before implementing a selfie campaign.
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this piece from social media today because as an active member on social media platforms, I have seen the power of selfies and when used appropriately how they can immediately get your audience involved with your brand.


Here are a few tips that caught my attention:


You need to know your audience and what they’ll respond best to, rather than simply tagging onto the latest trend.


Selfies have the power to encourage self acceptance and boost people’s confidence. In order to use them best, in a marketing sense, these are the elements you should keep in mind.


Helping people feel good about themselves is a great way to enhance your brand community, and used intelligently, selfies can play a significant part in spreading a positive brand message.


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Image: Ellen Degeneres - Academy Awards 2014


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janlgordon's comment, May 7, 2014 5:20 PM
Malek, thanks for your comment, yes Dove among many others are doing great things involving the audience using selfies
Hirinuca's curator insight, June 16, 2014 6:15 PM

Bonne page de curation via @ janlgordon

SNMinc WebGems's curator insight, May 20, 2015 10:16 AM

"There is definitely opportunity within the selfie trend, but brands have to establish the best way to realize it, what will resonate with your target consumers."

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A Look at the Social Mobile Marketing Paradox

A Look at the Social Mobile Marketing Paradox | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Today's good news, thanks to social, mobile and content marketing, is every brand, company and personal brand has exponentially more touch points.
janlgordon's insight:

This article was written by our top Scoopiteer, Marty Smith for Curatti


Here is are a few highlights:


What is the real social mobile marketing Paradox?


The real social mobile marketing paradox is we don’t know what we don’t know.


Tools that currently feel like B2C company to consumer connection apps are undeniably powerful and their impact on Efficiency’s Irony and other logistics, distribution and marketing problems so new no “best practices” exist.


How this paradox unfolds will determine the Facebook, Google and Twitter of a new generation of innovators able to mesh powerful scaled systems together to create, distribute, publish and monetize our social mobile marketing paradox.


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oconnorandkelly's curator insight, November 21, 2013 12:17 PM

#smarterbiz

NCLocal's curator insight, December 9, 2013 11:29 AM

Thanks - great insights for later to digest.

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Social & Mobile Channels Are Evolving - Is Your Business Ready?

Social & Mobile Channels Are Evolving - Is Your Business Ready? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece is from Multichannelmerchant and it has some very valuable information brands need to know to keep and build a loyal audience and customer base.


Excerpt:


**This article is aimed at retailers but the information here is very important for anyone who is using content marketing to build a loyal following. Curating or creating content for the mobile audience is very different from the web.


****Being familiar with the landscape if the first step:


A key challenge for retailers and content marketers will be keeping up with all the new devices, platforms and applications to engage with the mobile connected audience.


**Neglect in any of these areas can mean a loss of customer loyalty and a major blow to your brand.


To help you keep up with the ways mobile and social media will evolve in 2012, here is a list of the key trends to watch, and suggestions for how to respond to your customers’ continually changing shopping habits.


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The Future of Reading is Context, Location, Device & Time

The Future of Reading is Context, Location, Device & Time | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Tim Carmody for Wired magazine, all marketers need to shift their thinking on  how to present content on the go that is compact, valuable and meaningful to reach their audience wherever they are. 


Intro:


Reading is changing, even more than e-readers, tablets, or “readers’ tablets,” smartphones are changing it.


**It’s a mix of what’s going on in the world and what’s going on in your world, fused together


Here's what caught my attention: I'm looking at this from a content curator's point of view:


**The flurry of activity around personalized news for smartphones shows that as popular as the iPad has been, and as popular as smaller Android-based devices like the Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet might become,


the sheer number of users on mobile phones are impossible to ignore.


****It also shows that customers are demanding the ability to sync and read their content across as many devices as possible.


Finally, the subtle differences in UI and app design show that developers aren’t just thinking about building for different screen sizes,


****but around a whole range of factors that affect how, where, what and when we read.


For the new mobile reading, context becomes a cluster of these factors.


Flipboard’s Mike McCue highlights a few of these in an interview with the Los Angeles Times‘ David Sarno:


"It’s a mix of what’s going on in the world and what’s going on in your world, fused together. And it might seem weird that I’m looking at a picture of my daughters, and then the next flip I’m reading a story about Iran. But to me as a reader, when I’m standing in line waiting to get my coffee, those things are what I care about."


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/12/google-to-flipboard-to-flud/]

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Cyndi Seidler's comment, December 10, 2011 5:12 PM
Flipboard has been my favorite for the iPad, and now that it's available on the iPhone, I'm more thrilled than ever!
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12 Business Branding and Email Tools

12 Business Branding and Email Tools | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
This article contains 4 helpful tools and resources around Business Brand reputation, Business Focus and Email Management
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it shows you great tools to help improve your business branding strategy.

 

Reach your full potential online with these great resources for business.

 

12 Great Business Tools for Branding and Email Marketing

 

With the right tools you can help your brand stand out online. I agree that in order to build a business it's important to take advantage of what's available.

 

Gilbert provides the best tools to help make your company a more successful one.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find out what your customers are saying about you online. Go Fish Digital provides insights into complaints and conversations about your brand from over 40 different sources.

 

  • Stop putting off your tasks and stay on track with this handy tool. The Productivity Challenge Timer app for iOS will help you gain more focus on your important projects with its effective timer.

 

  • Get more out of your emails with this powerful Gmail tool. FullContact helps you to find important precise company information as well as where the next meeting will be taking place.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

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Angela Cain's curator insight, March 19, 1:39 PM

Need help managing emails & making your #business run more effectively?

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Improve Your Customer Service on Mobile

Improve Your Customer Service on Mobile | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
In this post you'll find social mobile stats for customer support, insights, plus a case study about a brand using new Twitter's DM features at its best
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Paolo Fabrizio because it explains how to successfully engage your customers with great service on social media through mobile technology.

 

Improving customer service online is beneficial to growing your business.

 

Better Social Mobile Customer Experience

 

Your social media connections have specific expectations that need to be met. I agree that your business can better provide for your customers by understanding how they communicate on mobile.

 

Fabrizio shows you several ways to improve your customer service strategy through social mobile.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Interactions over social/mobile have gone up over the last few years. This has raised the bar on customer expectations as far as the speed of response and resolutions.

 

  • It's important to know which social networks your customers are engaging in the most. This includes what type of device they use such as a laptop, tablet, phone, ect.

 

  • Do not underestimate instant messaging apps for customer service. According to a report by Software Advice 75 percent of adults aged 35-44 in the U.S. look for support via their mobile devices.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

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Snapchat As A Brand Builder

Snapchat As A Brand Builder | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Snapchat, which began as a private way for young people to connect with each other through photo stories, has now become an important tool fo
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it gives examples of how Snapchat is beneficial to building a stronger brand online.

 

Adding this mobile marketing tool can help humanize your business marketing.

 

How Snapchat Can Build An Authentic Presence

 

People are seeking brands they can trust and relate to. I agree that adding Snapchat to your marketing mix can enable you to be more creative and show the personal side of your business to your community.

 

Gilbert shows examples of how this platform can be effective in reaching a new audience. You don't want to miss this marketing opportunity as more people use mobile to engage and share.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Snapchat is a virtual meeting place where users follow personal stories and events. Your business can get creative by sharing behind-the-scenes snapshots, product demonstrations, and visually appealing announcements.

 

  • On-Demand Geofilters can help your business zero in on your local target market. This opens you to more influencer connections as you share events and stories.

 

  • Depending on your niche using Snapchat could open the doors to connect with a younger audience. This social platform became popular first with teens and has attracted young adults as well.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

Image: Courtesy of Susan Gilbert.

 

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janlgordon's comment, July 29, 2016 10:42 AM
Thank you Pat & @Stan Smith :-)
janlgordon's comment, August 1, 2016 10:21 AM
Thank you @Konstantinos Kalemis :-)
janlgordon's comment, August 8, 2016 10:50 AM
Thank you @Skylly_W :-)
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GENERATION C: The Reign of the Connected Consumers

GENERATION C: The Reign of the Connected Consumers | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
To meet the high expectations of the new connected consumers of Generation C, entrepreneurs need to be more social and have greater community outreach
janlgordon's insight:

Curatti is proud to present an ongoing series by Raymond Morin on the changing landscape of the multi-generational, connected consumer. What marketers need to do to retain and keep their customers.


In our ongoing attempt to stay true to our brand promise of "The Editors Chaos" We will be providing articles like this to help you shift your thinking and give suggestions on how you can best serve your readers and/or customers.


 Here are a few highlights:

 

The issue of online consumers


"Over the next year, a leading business challenge will be to integrate new generations.

 

To fully understand the new paradigms of online consumers, we must stop compartmentalizing generations in silos, and instead take a more comprehensive view of the phenomenon, and look more toward the new generation of responsible consumers.

 

This generation of active and trendy consumers, seniors and baby boomers, generations X, Y and Z, that generation is now called Generation C.

 

Today, to stand out from the clutter of content and information that flows through social networks, marketing efforts must now be more targeted and focused on the experience and satisfaction of the customer


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Gary McIntire's curator insight, January 14, 2016 10:23 PM
It's all about #CustomerExperience
janlgordon's comment, July 24, 2016 9:00 PM
Thank you @Antonio Ormachea :-)
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2013: A Year of Change, Challenge and What's Coming Next

2013: A Year of Change, Challenge and What's Coming Next | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
When we began ArCompany over a year ago, we all had the vision of building a company that takes consumer expectations and behaviour today, combine it with the
janlgordon's insight:

This fascinating article from Arc Blog takes a look at where we've been in 2013 and how technology will transform the way we live and connect with information through technology. Great insights and ideas to get you thinking about how you might leverage these opportunities for your business.


Here are some highlights;


The Promise of 2013 was fulfilled:


"2013 came in like a lamb but it did not disappoint. It most definitely is roaring into 2014 at full force".


This article talks about the "fascinating look at the percolation of events that draw more and more significance from the rise of consumer awareness and its impending impact on business and its operations".


"The ultimate future is the the way you connect people to your life and how you connect to information" Examples discussed are:

 

Hummingbird, Bitcoin, Google Glass, iBeacon the shopping in-store App from Apple.


Their are pros and cons but overall, our lives will never be the same, exciting things coming our way in 2014!.


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Is Your Business Poised for the New Digital Customer's Journey?

Is Your Business Poised for the New Digital Customer's Journey? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
The sheer proliferation of new online devices and digital consumer channels is pushing leading-edge companies to rethink how they connect with and engage their customers.
janlgordon's insight:

This insightful piece about the new challenges for businesses and their customers was written by Don Hinchcliffe for Zdnet.


Here's the problem: This fragmentation of customer touchpoints cuts across marketing, sales, customer service, and even product development. In short, customers have moved to the digital world en masse, and companies have not kept up.


Here are some highlights that caught my attention:


So this is the opportunity and the challenge combined: Engaged customers generate more revenue and stay more involved with the companies that respond in kind.


Defining clear objectives makes this exercise have the most value


*Solve a problem   Make a pain point go away as seamlessy conveying the current status of orders in any desirec channel


*Make life simpler   Remove the time, effort and/or friction the customer has in engaging with you.


*Engage the customer - It has been a problem for companies to engage through social media as an example. To be able to respond an participate in conversations immediately is one of the hardest things to do.

 Solution:  supply tools an proactive organizational policies to   orchestrate advocates (employee, partner and customer) to do the work whenever possible  

  

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Josette Williams's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:33 PM

This content powerfully points out the massive shift that has happened in marketing today.  Is your company adapting?

Kun Le's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:58 AM

add your insight...

 

Richard Stadler's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:33 AM

The purchase process is no longer linear, it is not even predictable. Chaos Theory, here we come...

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Scoop.it packs its blog-style Web curation tools into a new iPhone app

Scoop.it packs its blog-style Web curation tools into a new iPhone app | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Scoop.it, the startup that approaches Web content curation by letting you create a topic-specific blog-style feed that others can follow (see our initial coverage here, and more here), has launched an iPhone app that allows you to manage your topics on the go.


While many mobile apps for curation services are simply designed to view content, Scoop.it is designed for sourcing and sharing too.


For each of the topics you manage, Scoop.it will suggest recent articles from around the Web which you may wish to share. Each suggestion can be shared to your page or removed with a couple of taps.


If you want to share something manually, meanwhile, you have two options; you can either enter the URL, title, and a note to go with it, or there’s a bookmarklet you can install to share easily from the iPhone’s own browser. Unfortunately, as with other iPhone bookmarklets, it’s a little fiddly to set up.


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Social & Mobile—Central to the New Marketing [analytics]

Social & Mobile—Central to the New Marketing [analytics] | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Mike Ricci wrote this piece for Webtrends Blog


On the heels of a recent study that Webtrends undertook with Forrester comes another riveting piece of research from eMarketer that focuses on the current fracturing of the Internet and the explosion that is taking place in social and mobile.


Here's what caught my attention:


****The fact that 82% of all the CMOs polled for the study revealed that they are increasing the use of social media should cast aside any illusions that this emerging new medium is a passing fad or merely a tactic to reach the highly prized 18-24 demographic. 


****68% said they were unprepared for the explosion of Social Media


****Analytics fared almost as well, with 81% saying they would increase their spend.  The same amount as will devote more funds to Customer Relationship Management!


****80% identified mobile apps and 72% stated that tablet apps are priorities going forward


****71% of these same marketers revealed that it is the data explosion that these new mediums are generating that keeps them awake at night while 72% will increase their spend on Content Management.



There are also categories for Marketing Priorities and Priorities for Managing the shift towards Digital Technologies.


Curated by JanLGordon covering "The Explosion of the Mobile Web and Beyond"


Lots of other interesting findings can be seen here: [http://bit.ly/uM5Snf]

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Dea Elmi's comment, November 28, 2011 5:21 PM
Riding the wave...