A study and accompanying infographic (pictured below) by Circle Research and The Marketing Society found that nearly 80% of surveyed B2B marketers believe that social media is an effective channel for their marketing efforts.
This week Instagram released Hyperlapse, a standalone app that enables users to shoot create moving, handheld time lapses with enhanced video stabilization. Instagram has always built its company on top of producing, publishing and sharing great visual content, and their...
Web series are exciting in theory, but actually watching one through all the way to the end takes a level of dedication and sustained interest that--let's face it--is hard to come up with given the wide array of entertainment choices available to us these days. Mountain Dew, though, has figured out a way to get you to watch the entire first season of their new series with some consistency: Each episode is only 15 seconds long.
Hashtags are a key component to a social media approach. However, done poorly, hashtags can make a brand come across as uncalculated and well, a dummie. Use this pound sign turned social the right way– avoid the errors that can destroy any strategy by following our list of do’s and dont’s for hashtagging.
A study by Ipsos OTX, conducted on behalf of the Association of National Advertisers, caught our attention this week. The study was commissioned to gauge how marketers are currently measuring the success of their online marketing efforts. Those of you following this, or those of you who have read the book I co-authored with Danny Brown, know that marketing accountability and measurement are high on our priority list. Naturally, we were very eager to get the results.
eMarketer reported the findings today and further piqued our interest with the heading: Finally, Most Brands Measuring Social Content Effectiveness. We anxiously digested the findings only to be left wanting. The study’s findings were summarized as follows: “80% of US client-side marketers measured the effectiveness of their social content, with social media metrics such as “likes” the most common.” The second largest group were measuring usage statistics (Eg. daily or monthly active users).
If you're in social media marketing, you probably cringe at the mention of the word EdgeRank. I know I do, because it makes me think of how frustrating it is that even the best of my brand's Facebook content might not be seen by more than 200 or 300 of our 57,000 fans unless I spend money to promote it.
Brace yourselves, social marketers, because algorithms just like Facebook's EdgeRank might be coming to Twitter. In this post by our friend Mark Schaeffer, you can learn about some of the reasons why Twitter is thinking about implementing this, including the pressure from investors now that Twitter has gone public.
Mark brings up some great points for both sides like the fact that, with so many active users, "an unfiltered news stream can seem overwhelming," but one of the best things about Twitter is that it's completely unfiltered because it allows for news to break in real time; something we see happening more and more each day.
According to Mark - and most marketers including myself happen to agree - Twitter will ultimately end up implementing an algorithm that determines what updates you see depending on elements like trending topics and interaction history, which will make organic reach plummet which would effectively eliminate the main differentiator of Twitter from Facebook.
What can do you, then, to prepare for this change? Continue reading →
It’s the end of the month, time to review your content marketing results from the past 30 days and analyze…but what do you focus on? Of everything you could be reporting, which statistics should you care about? What do they mean, and how do you know if your findings are beneficial or not? Below are 11 content marketing statistics you should know that will make your end of month reports outstanding!...