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Increase Engagement on Social Media in 6 Steps

Increase Engagement on Social Media in 6 Steps | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
You surely have your own strategies to increase engagement on your social media channels. Check out this article for some additional tips
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because it provides information on how to increase engagement on social media.

 

It's important to have a community that is interested in your brand content.

 

Drive Up Your Social Media Conversations

 

As you grow your audience online you will want to build lasting relationships with them. I agree that in order to encourage engagement you need to review your current strategy and make adjustments.

 

Barker explains how to post content that people will want to respond to.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Include humor in your tweets and posts. People want to be entertained, not just informed. Include images and relatable captions.

 

  • You will improve your chances of being seen if you include great images. There are free online programs that can help you achieve this.

 

  • Publish more video content -- these tend to get more reactions and feedback. Do this in between your images in a balanced way.

 

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How to Create Winning Infographics

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Over the last 5 years, the popularity of infographics in marketing has continued to climb. Thinking of creating one? Read these helpful tips
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it helps you improve your visual marketing with shareable infographics.

 

Visual graphics can be both fun and informative for your niche audience.

 

Create Infographics That Grow Your Following Online

 

People are drawn to appealing content that grabs their attention right away. I agree that infographics can help attract more subscribers and followers.

 

Gilbert shows you how to create graphics that audiences are more willing to share.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find out what is on the minds of your target market the most before designing your infographic. Make sure the content is both timely and relevant.

 

  • Focus on a specific group inside your niche and appeal to their pressing problems and needs. Make good on what your title promises to them.

 

  • If you have a study or a lot of data put it into a fun infographic. This is a great way to turn boring content into something interesting.

 

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How Memes and Infographics Can Aid Your Visual Marketing

How Memes and Infographics Can Aid Your Visual Marketing | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Neither memes nor infographics are new concepts. However in recent years, they have been adopted with great success into social media marketing
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it provides the latest information to help you improve your visual marketing with memes and infographics.

 

Why adding fun and informative visuals can help improve your brand visibility online.

 

Using Memes and Infographics in Your Marketing Mix

 

In an online world where images take center stage your business can attract a larger audiences with memes and infographics. I agree that both forms of content can be beneficial to building trust.

 

Gilbert goes over the history of each and how to apply them to your marketing strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • When it comes to online marketing memes are very popular in attracting an audience. They can come in the form of fun images with text or as video GIFs.

 

  • A great way to present a visual representation of your content is through infographics. These are not a new concept and we see them being used as early as 1857 by Florence Nightingale.

 

  • One of the most important benefits of using graphic images is branding. By adding your website you can create more traffic and awareness.

 

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Boost Your Traffic With SlideShare

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SlideShare traffic is a brilliant source of leads! Let's find out how can this pretty ordinary service help with generating traffic?
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Will Sarto because it shows the powerful effect that a SlideShare presentation can have on Google ratings and website traffic.

 

Increase subscribers and leads with presentations that include targeted long-tail keyword phrases.

 

How to Use SlideShare to Improve Your Reach Online

 

Creating a standout presentation takes high quality content and eye-catching graphics. I agree that SlideShare can be a great addition to building traffic and drawing in a larger audience.

 

Sarto shows you exactly what makes a successful strategy in order to effectively reach the more 200 million viewers per month. And you don't need to be a professional designer to make this work.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Start with a trending topic in your niche. Focus on what is of value to your audience in order to establish yourself as an expert in your industry.

 

  • Map out a marketing strategy before publishing your presentation. If you have a team get together with them first to gather ideas. Decide ahead of time how you will promote your final version.

 

  • Choose the right keywords and phrases for your target market. Make search easy for your viewers by including hashtags in your description.

 

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Image: Courtesy of SlideShare on LinkedIn.

 

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janlgordon's comment, July 15, 2016 2:46 PM
Thank you @Gilberto Del Pizzo :-)
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Thank you @Antonio Ormachea :-)
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Thank you @Skylly_W :-)
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Madison Avenue Gains Deep Access Into Consumer Conversations

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Madison Avenue Gains Deep Access Into Consumer Conversations: Taps Into Phone, Chat, Other Personal Feedback - 03/06/2014
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This post is from MediaPost, Why did I select it? Because it sparked ideas about how we as curators can use this new way of communicating to build our audience.  We all know there's a shift  in the way companies and Madison Avenue are tapping into their audiences through conversations, images and chats on Pinterest and mobile to name a few. It's a whole new way to engage and gain deeper insights into who these people, what's important to them and how you can help them as a marketer.


Jan Gordon:


Think about this in terms of curating, mix it up, using visuals, taking bits and pieces of your curation to various platforms with links back to your original piece is a great way of building an audience and increasing enagement.


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I personally use a mix of images and quotes to communicate with my audience. Some of them don't speak English but we all can relate to beauty.


I also found that quotes that are consistent with my brand are like sending smoke signals out to my "tribe" - it's a way of reinforcing insights. I have found this to be very effective, have made a lot of relationships and these people have been with me for over 5 years.


Yes, we're all trying to collect data on our customers but there's a definitely a positive side to doing this, as I already mentioned, it will help you to serve them better through your content and messaging as curators and marketers. 


Here's what caught my attention:


As a result, he says things like “visual memes” and emoji are becoming a new source of data about consumers, and that as other media formats -- such as Twitter, Vine videos, etc. --


As this becomes a more prevalent part of the way consumers express themselves about brands, marketers will need to figure out how to “tag,” organize and database that information


This is a whole other conversation, which will be covered in an ongoing series on Curatti - How to tell your story with Data, and much more, sign up and stay informed!!


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Juan Pablo Marroquin's curator insight, March 9, 2014 5:34 PM

This is an interesting article that talks about how Madison Ave. will be able to tap into our conversations to strengthen the bond between the consumer and brand. It is a new means of companies to attaining important data about spending habits. It is the closest thing to the "Holy Grail" that advertising agencies will get to.

janlgordon's comment, March 14, 2014 12:07 PM
Juan Pablo Marroquin I agree with you, this can be a good thing for advertisers and a good or bad thing for consumers - as long as there are ways we can opt in and out to protect our privacy things will be ok - but that is a whole other conversation.
janlgordon's comment, March 14, 2014 12:09 PM
M. Philip Oliver - Yes, this can be of great concern to us as consumers and we have to be mindful of how we share our information - gaining access to information and assets we don't own is the way we are lured into giving up our privacy - right now, it's a matter of being aware of this and being very selective about where and how we give it up.
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Images Make Social Media Marketing Unforgettable - Here's Why

Images Make Social Media Marketing Unforgettable - Here's Why | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Jeff Bullas, I selected my own image from Thomas Hawk's collection because it's gorgeous and when I posted this on Pinterest many people were drawn to it, repinned it and several of them started following me there, here, and everywhere, it works! It has happened to me over and over again.


I'm retweeting my friend, Robert Caruso but thought I'd put my own spin on it. Jeff Bullas is talking about something that is on the minds of many due to the overwhelming success of Pinterest, Facebook's purchase of Instagram a few days ago and more events to follow in the future because images are hot! as Jeff says:


"It's a well-known fact that people are visual.


**They like things that attract their eyes. Color, images, movement, all these things bring them in and make them stay and brings them back".


Here are some highlights and things we should all be doing to keep our audiences coming back


Drive Traffic from Pinterest


**Everyone can see everything on Pinterest, which makes it ripe for the picking. All you need is one great image and people will come flocking, click on the link and end up on your website -


Generates Likes and Comments


**Facebook likes and comments are great. They get attention, they add to each other and they get the word out.


Promotes Shares


**They take comments and likes and get your name out there in a way t]hat says 'valid'


Gets Attention


**To simplify, pictures get attention and keep it. It takes only a split second to look at an image, versus a few to read a summary or small paragraph


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Use Interactive Content to Improve Your Reach

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Interactive Content is gaining ever more popularity. It is a way of gauging customer needs and intent, as well as finding out other usefu
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Joan Selby because it provides insights into how to effectively use video and multimedia to capture your audience's attention.

 

Bring more to your content marketing through the power of interaction.

 

Visual Content Marketing Success Strategies

 

A blog post can stand out from the rest by including a strong video that captures the reader's attention. I agree that you need to include visuals in order to take your marketing to the next level.

 

Selby explains the impact of interactive content on your business marketing reach.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Get into the thinking of your customer through infographics, educational webinars, 'how to' videos, ect.. The establishes awareness for your brand.

 

  • Make your titles interesting and compelling. Then the reader will want to take the time to take action such as engaging in a poll or quiz.

 

  • Find the best channels to distribute your interactive content. Don't waste your time by publishing to a dead network.

 

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Attract Readers To Your Blog with Images [Infographic]

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Blog posts should use images effectively to attract readers to their post, and once there, how to retain them by helping to explain the subject better.
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to capture your readers with stand-out visual images in your blog posts.

 

Capture the reader's attention with eye-catching graphic images.

 

How Your Content Can Stand Out with Images

 

You can keep your audience interested in reading your posts by capturing their attention right away. I agree that great images will help you achieve just that.

 

Elliott explains how to use images effectively in your blog posts in order to attract more readers.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Both colorful and vibrant pictures can really help your blog posts stand out. These are both attractive and inviting for the reader.

 

  • Sometimes you don't need a lot of text in your articles when you use the right images. A picture can convey the right message for your audience.

 

  • Include words over your images to help them be more striking. This is especially true with text that resonates with your readers.

 

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Image: Courtesy of Alice Elliott.

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7 Visual Content Tools for Social Media

7 Visual Content Tools for Social Media | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Do you want to kick your social media marketing up a notch, but you don’t know where to start? Visual content could be the answer.
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because it provides high quality resources that will help you create a successful social media strategy through visual images.

 

Save time and money with social media marketing tools.

 

Visual Content Tools for Social Media

 

When it comes to attracting an interested audience you need to have the right resources that will enable you to create a professional brand image online. I agree that taking advantage of the right tools will help you become more successful.

 

Barker recommends the seven best tools for visual marketing. You will be able to attract a larger audience with better conversion rates.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • If you want to kick your social media marketing up a notch then visuals will help you achieve that. Images perform much better than just plain text according to a Chute and Digiday study.

 

  • People use their social networks to engage and to be entertained. Longer posts will garner much less attention than an eye-catching image or video.

 

  • With the right tools it is easier than ever to create visual content. Resources include Canva, GIFmaker, WeVideo, and more.

 

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Image: Courtesy of Shane Barker from multiple sources.

 

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janlgordon's comment, November 3, 2016 10:47 AM
Thank you @Stan Smith @Ricard Lloria @Jenne & @Mehdi BH :-)
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Thank you @Antonios Bouris :-)
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Thank you @Negotei Elena :-)
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30 Instagram Rules for Your Businesses that Drive Results

30 Instagram Rules for Your Businesses that Drive Results | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
If you're looking for help with how to use to Instagram, here are 30 Instagram rules for businesses!
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article by Jenn Hermann who is doing a 12 month series for Curatti on how to use Instagram to create amazing results for your business. I had the great pleasure of meeting Jenn on Instagram and she knows what she's talking about!


Here's an intro:


"If you’re struggling with how to use Instagram as part of your marketing strategy, it might be because you don’t know what to do and what not to do."


Here are some highlights that caught my attention:


Complete your bio with relevant information


Include your website in the bio – this is the only place where you can include a hyperlink


Do NOT share every Instagram post to Facebook or Twitter. Give people a reason to follow you here


Do not follow everyone that follows you – follow only those with similar interests or engagement


Thank and engage with everyone who commented on your post and use the @ before their name otherwise they won't see it


If you like this topic, we will be covering this once a month - join us and stay informed on how to navigate the digital world - great articles written by professionals who area successful in their area of expertise  - Lots more coming.................join us


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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, May 6, 2014 7:09 AM

Instagram is een social fotoplatform dat een enorme groei heeft doorgemaakt. Een goed voorbeeld ook van de voortdurende trend en de waardering van mobiele gebruikers voor het delen van meer visuele informatie. 

 

Het artikel geeft een overzicht van alle do's en don'ts, en geeft goede tips hoe je Instagram voor je bedrijf kunt gebruiken.

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The Rise and Impact of Infographics: Marketing in the Social-Media Age

The Rise and Impact of Infographics: Marketing in the Social-Media Age | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Infographics have become more popular with the rise of social media, fuelling the need for instant results by providing content in bite-size chunks.
janlgordon's insight:

This article is from Mashable and infographic created by Nowsourcing. I chose this piece because it's a continuation of the last scoops I've posted recently about turn data into something businesses can understand and utilize.


Here are some highlights:. 

 

We are all experiencing too much information and unable to process it in a way that is useful for our business needs


**"The use of infographics helps to break down data visually, helping viewers make sense of complex information"  


**What's behind the science behind an infograpic's success? Allow an infographic to explain


**An infographic has the potential to reach up to 15 million people


The infographic in this piece shows you


  **How infographics impact social networks


**The difference between traditional posts vs. infographic posts and much more.......


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Deb Nystrom, thanks for your comment