Hot Trends in Social Media
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Hot Trends in Social Media
What's hot in social media, content creation, social collaboration, mobile and social business with a dash of cool tech gadgets.
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Choosing the best articles using content curation software

Choosing the best articles using content curation software | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
Using computer algorithms to predict the success of online publications enables choosing the right articles for digital content curation.
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How to use computer algorithms to take the success of your online publications to the next level! From @curationbuzz

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The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media Marketing - Business 2 Community

The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media Marketing - Business 2 Community | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it

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Social media loves creativity, and anyone who plans and implements a marketing campaign for these platforms must understand this.

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Social media loves creativity, and anyone who plans and implements a marketing campaign for these platforms must understand this.

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Guy Kawasaki - Enchantment

Guy Kawasaki - Enchantment | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
Enchantment transforms situations and relationships.
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Guy Kawasaki's 'Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions' is a wonderful book and still my favorite of his. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-1930s-teacher-changed-guy-kawasakis-life-mine-too-dan?trk=prof-post The book has been a true inspiration to me, as well as the book 'If You Want to Write' by Brenda Ueland, a 1930's schoolteacher from Minnesota. Thank you, Guy!

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BMW: Alphabet Is More Than A Name To Us

BMW: Alphabet Is More Than A Name To Us | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
Google is now the largest subsidiary corporation of Alphabet, the newly established holding company that manages Google and all of the company's side..
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Isn't this surreal with Google now a subsidiary of an unknown company called Alphabet, who in turn is owned by BMW? I feel like I'm in a parallel universe. http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/12/bmw-alphabet-is-more-than-a-name-to-us/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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How To Make Quality Videos For YouTube

How To Make Quality Videos For YouTube | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it

Making a video for YouTube may sound like a huge project, but with the right materials and preparation, it can be easy and fun! Videos are a great way to connect with fans on a new and more-detailed level, by showing them your tutorials or talking to them about your favorite products and tips. So how can you make a successful YouTube channel and what are the materials you need to collect? 


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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HD cameras and software are so cheap and available. You can even do a great job with an HD Smartphone!

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Richard Branson's Leadership Secrets | Dan Aldridge (Twitter @danaldridge1) | LinkedIn

Richard Branson's Leadership Secrets | Dan Aldridge (Twitter @danaldridge1) | LinkedIn | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
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Richard Branson is one of the best examples of a "social CEO". Branson and Virgin incorporate social into everything they do. Here's how:

1) Richard Branson's personal brand and the Virgin brand are melded together

2) Branson and Virgin employees provide useful and engaging content

3) Virgin understands and leverages social media

4) Their "screw it, let's do it" culture encourages social interaction and excellent customer service.

 

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Why SEO Is All About Having Good Content

Why SEO Is All About Having Good Content | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it

'Focusing on good content instead of linking building to get great SEO results seems a little daunting. Link building does bring in some great traffic not to mention boosting you up the search engine results page. Yet, as I said earlier, Rand does say that content can help boost your SEO results. How can you do this? I am going to take a quick look at this and give you a few handy tips to help you get more from your content and help your SEO rankings'. 
Read more at: http://www.business2community.com/content-marketing/seo-good-content-01112417
 


Via Antonino Militello
Dan Aldridge's insight:

With changes in Google's algorithm favoring social media sharing, "content is king" more than ever!

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 14, 2015 8:43 AM

When people receive  #benefits from  #reading your #content they not only appreciate it, they tend to #share it. #Business  #results are not Instant. #Recognition builds over time.#participate ,#Share,#Curate and #Create  Most importantly Get in the Game and Participate with others who also are taking steps to achieve success and #Results. Do your part , get off the sidelines and into the #game.#Share content to help other #entrepeneurs, #Executives and #leaders and yourself today. The #SEO results will happen.You will improve your #SearchEngineRankings. #Hashtags are going to continue to be popular this year and are being used on more #socialmedia #socialnetworking sites than just two years ago.#TFS #BYL 

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 14, 2015 5:34 PM

See also: Your Best Tool For SEO (Or, Why Search Engines Are Your Friends)

Chuck Taylor's curator insight, January 15, 2015 12:42 PM

Content seems to be the theme for 2015

 

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Richard Branson's Social Media Secrets | Dan Aldridge (Twitter @danaldridge1) | LinkedIn

Richard Branson's Social Media Secrets | Dan Aldridge (Twitter @danaldridge1) | LinkedIn | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
Dan Aldridge's insight:

Anyone can learn Richard Branson's "secrets" for success with social media marketing. Still, you may be surprised at some of the reasons Branson excels at social leadership and why he's truly changing the world. 

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Facebook Launches Call-to-Action Buttons on Business Pages

Facebook Launches Call-to-Action Buttons on Business Pages | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
Learn about the brand new call-to-action feature for Facebook business Pages.

Via Marketing Colleges
Dan Aldridge's insight:

The new call-to-action button on Facebook business Pages should be a big help for driving leads from Facebook marketing.

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11 Marketing Trends To Watch For In 2015

11 Marketing Trends To Watch For In 2015 | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
Transparency will become the most important tool of marketing. Consumers are going to continue to exert further power and influence. The idea of radical transparency is something that few brands are taking advantage of now, and most brands fight it. Next year the best brands won’t be those with the best stories, or sort of made up fictional stories, but those that will give an accurate and real time picture of what they are doing in the interest of the consumer, at any given time.

Via ScottPValentine
Dan Aldridge's insight:

Good stuff from @forbes. about marketing and social media trends to work.

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Aggregate, Filter and Mashup Social Streams, Images and Stats: EchoStudio

Aggregate, Filter and Mashup Social Streams, Images and Stats: EchoStudio | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, November 6, 2014 12:16 PM


Echostudio is a powerful new web app which allows you to aggregate, filter and combine social signals, streams, images, statistical and map data on any topic or tag you specify and to publish them online.


The new web app is particularly powerful in its ability to let you collect and mashup into one web page different kind of data and sources according to your needs without sacrificing ease of use and design elegance.


Several filtering and moderation options provide the curator with all of the tools needed to precisely control the quantity and quality of content being published.


The service generates beautiful dynamic pages, which are fully responsive and that can be published online or embedded inside your own website. 


Echostudio is an ideal solution for a number of different applications including:

  • real-time live coverage of an event
  • branded social hub
  • information hub on a specific topic 
  • social news aggregator


I have been impressed by Echostudio powerful backend, ease of use, and beautiful output as well as by swiss-watch precision with which you can control almost anything in it. 

Kudos to Chris Saad and his team for having given birth to a such a wonderful discovery, curation and social publishing tool. 



Free plan available. 





Try it out now: http://www.echostudio.co/ 


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Video tutorials: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wffg745EhsY 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih_UG03j4z4 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCENi0CamnugWhSiVrBfmqw 

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Examples: 

http://echo-official.echostudio.co/projects/#!4zkmrn5wfx 

http://echo-official.echostudio.co/projects/#!zmaggn6ra5 

http://echo-official.echostudio.co/projects/#!snbrdmd181 


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Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 9, 2014 1:26 PM

To be a better #brand #influencer and improve #online #marketing this tool could be a game-changer for many companies, #journalists and #marketers. It's great to try #socialmedia tools and see how using them can change your results. Thanks for sharing this , Robin.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 2015 12:23 PM

 

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DigitasLBi Identifies The Most “Contagious” Brands On Social Media - TechCrunch

DigitasLBi Identifies The Most “Contagious” Brands On Social Media - TechCrunch | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it

It should be easy to tell whether or not something's working on social media, right? I mean, if you've got a lot of likes and favorites, that's great. If you..

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It should be easy to tell whether or not something's working on social media, right? Well, it's NOT. Here are some great tips to make social media work for YOU via @Techcrunch.

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Content Curation or Content Creation: Which Is Better For Your Business? - Social Media Week

Content Curation or Content Creation: Which Is Better For Your Business? - Social Media Week | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it

If you have spent any amount of time on social networks, one of the most heated and highly debated topics is "content curation" versus "content creation".

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If you have spent any amount of time on social networks, one of the most heated and highly debated topics is "content curation" versus "content creation".

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8 Social Media Strategies ANYONE Can Master

8 Social Media Strategies ANYONE Can Master | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
Like many people, you’ve probably become a bit jaded about social media. It’s hard to produce good content, you can’t get noticed, you can’t generate leads, etc. Or like me, you find you waste a lot of time on social media! What if I told you that I’m no “social media guru” – my business is enterprise software – but I have picked up some useful tips that I’m glad to share? What if I told you that you can dramatically improve your influence, views, shares, connections and productivity on social m
Dan Aldridge's insight:

'8 Social Media Strategies ANYONE Can Master' by Dan Aldridge is like Social Media Marketing for Dummies, from a dummy!

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Peg Fitzpatrick on Twitter

Peg Fitzpatrick on Twitter | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
How To Build A Successful Business Blog - http://bit.ly/1Exf4Gc #smbiztips pic.twitter.com/d61UUhda6i
Dan Aldridge's insight:

Building a good business blog is almost a necessity for marketing today, particularly for B2B. That blog helps develop an audience and a reliable "opted in" e-mail list.

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5 Smarty-Pants Ways to Collect Emails from Facebook Fans

5 Smarty-Pants Ways to Collect Emails from Facebook Fans | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
Looking to get your Facebook fans into an email list? You're not alone. Here are 5 proven ways to easily collect emails from your Facebook fans.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
Dan Aldridge's insight:

Let's face it. Most leads are driven off of good e-mail lists rather than straight social media. Facebook is a means to an end if you're using it for marketing. Thanks for the post by Brian Yanish at marketinghits.com!

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The Pivot: Prolific Blogger Shares the Key to Future Marketing Success

The Pivot: Prolific Blogger Shares the Key to Future Marketing Success | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
In The Pivot, Todd Wheatland talks with Mark Schaefer whose 25-year corporate career was the ideal foundation for his success as a consultant, prolific blogger, and author. Learn the one thing he thinks is the future of marketing.
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Excellent post by @CMIContent's Pamela Muldoon about influential blogger Mark Schaefer, author of 'Return on Influence'.

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The Ultimate Guide to Using Images in Social Media - Jeffbullas's Blog

The Ultimate Guide to Using Images in Social Media - Jeffbullas's Blog | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
Interested in how to best apply images for a certain social network such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Here is a guide to using images in social media.
Dan Aldridge's insight:

As always, jeffbullas.com delivers. Using images and other visually rich content to your blogs is important as well. Some great examples are on Richard Branson's blog at Virgin: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/richard-bransons-leadership-secrets-aldridge-twitter-danaldridge1-?trk=prof-post 

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#SocialMedia Vs. Email Marketing - #Infographic

#SocialMedia Vs. Email Marketing - #Infographic | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
Which is Better - Email Marketing or Social Media? You can actually make use of both.

Via Pantelis Chiotellis
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Nice Infographic on how to use e-mail marketing and social media in combination for better lead generation in 2015.

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The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users: Guy Kawasaki, Peg Fitzpatrick: 9781591848073: Amazon.com: Books

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Great stocking stuffer! 'The Art of Social Media' by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick.

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Social Media Marketing World

Social Media Marketing World | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
Join 2500 fellow marketers at industry's largest social media marketing trade show in beautiful San Diego, California for networking, discovery and fun!
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Just signed up for #cmmw15 in San Diego on March 25-27, 2015. Haven't been this jazzed for a conference in years! So many REAL social media experts to meet, so little time. Plus it's an excuse to bring the family to San Diego in March....not too shabby.

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11 Things To Invest in Right Now to Grow Your Business Online

11 Things To Invest in Right Now to Grow Your Business Online | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
There is a seismic shift in how a business should be evolving today. Here are the 11 things you should be investing in right now to grow your business online

Via ScottPValentine
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See also Jeff Bullas' 'Blogging the Smart Way' book at www.jeffbullas.com.

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The new digital workplace: How enterprises are preparing for the future of work - Enterprise Irregulars

The new digital workplace: How enterprises are preparing for the future of work - Enterprise Irregulars | Hot Trends in Social Media | Scoop.it
As innovation in computing devices, apps, and potent new techniques for applying them proliferate in the consumer world, companies are struggling to close the gap.
Dan Aldridge's insight:

Congrats to @Hubspot, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan and all the "Hubspotters" for your IPO! In the inbound marketing world, you have no equal.

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