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If Tech Companies Made Easter Candy [COMIC]

If Tech Companies Made Easter Candy [COMIC] | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
If Facebook made chocolate, would you share it with your friends? This comic shows what it would be like if tech companies made their own Easter candy.
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Facebook Responsible For Almost 24% of Overall Site Visits

Facebook Responsible For Almost 24% of Overall Site Visits | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

Facebook is the social network to end all social networks. At least, we have a bit of evidence to support that claim.


In the 2nd Quarter 2014 edition of the Shareaholic Social Media Traffic Report, we reveal data that demonstrates Facebook’s absolute dominance as the leading driver of social referrals to sites across the web. Year-over-year, its “share of visits,” a percentage of overall traffic — direct traffic, social referrals, organic search, paid search, etc. — sites received, skyrocketed, even as it has decreased brands’ organic reach.


Let’s dig into the numbers.

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Forget Bitcoin, This Nike Vending Machine Makes Hard-Earned Sweat The Newest Currency

Forget Bitcoin, This Nike Vending Machine Makes Hard-Earned Sweat The Newest Currency | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
The brand puts some goods up for sale and only accepts Fuelband points as payment.
On the streets of New York City, there's a vending machine full of Nike gear--socks, T-shirts, hats--so you can get some fresh workout clothes on the go.
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Very creative marketing!!!

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How to drive business sales with Twitter.

If you're a small or medium-sized business, watch this video to learn how to generate sales from the conversations you have with followers on Twitter.

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25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Poor sleep can affect your ability to make good business decisions. Here's how to keep your business strong while still catching some shut eye. 

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Writing the Perfect Customer Service Email #INFOGRAPHIC

Writing the Perfect Customer Service Email #INFOGRAPHIC | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
A single mishap can destroy a business relationship. Maybe you’ve used many marketing channels to establish, maintain, and nurture long-term relationships with customers and leads – almost on a one-to-one basis.
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What Makes People Click and Convert #Infographic

What Makes People Click and Convert #Infographic | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

Ever notice those giant SUBSCRIBE buttons? Those, among many other buttons, are calls-to-action. Also known as CTAs, these buttons lead each person to make a decision. That decision could be to subscribe to a newsletter, purchase something, download something, watch something--anything, really.


So naturally, you want to make your CTA as appealing as possible, to get every person who sees it to click on it.


Uberflip released an infographic detailing what steps you can take to make your CTA the belle of the ball, so to speak. Here are some of Uberflip’s tips, along with our own examples, to make your call-to-action stand out:

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Why Killing the Check-In Was the Wrong Move for Foursquare

Why Killing the Check-In Was the Wrong Move for Foursquare | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
The Foursquare check-in has been relegated to Swarm, but the transition to Swarm has not been an easy one for Foursquare's base.

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Wait, Social Media Can be Used at Every Stage of the Sales Process?

Wait, Social Media Can be Used at Every Stage of the Sales Process? | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
Social media isn't just used to attract prospects. Here's how to use it through the entire sales process.

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What Brands Can Learn from the Best and Worst World Cup Tweets

What Brands Can Learn from the Best and Worst World Cup Tweets | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

Nearly two weeks have passed since Germany edged out against Argentina to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and as the dust settles, we are beginning to see how social media impacted the world’s most popular soccer game. A record 618,725 tweets per minute were sent when Germany scored its last minute goal during extra time, and many estimate that the 2014 World Cup will be the most tweeted about event in Twitter’s history.


Throughout the tournament, corporate marketing campaigns attempted to grab a bit of attention amongst the clamor to propel their own brands forward, and there were a few good lessons to be found in those tweets. Some had it down to a re-tweeting science, others… not so much.

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How to Increase Your Pinteresting Visibility

How to Increase Your Pinteresting Visibility | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

Pinterest is a favorite among brands due to the selling power of the pinning paradise platform. (Say that 5 times fast.) The average shopper spends $60 when coming from Facebook, compared to $140 from Pinterest.


The visual bookmarking network will sell products and drive traffic, but it is the marketer’s job to get the right content to flourish and gain visibility.


Follow these 10 tips for increasing your brand’s Pinterest visibility and watch as the repins start pinning on!

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Here’s How You Should be Optimizing Your Blog for ROI (Infographic)

Here’s How You Should be Optimizing Your Blog for ROI (Infographic) | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
There seems to be an endless supply of opinions today as to how marketers should be measuring, and actually generating, ROI for their  content campaigns.
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What’s the Difference Between Pinterest and Instagram? And 9 More Instagram FAQs

What’s the Difference Between Pinterest and Instagram? And 9 More Instagram FAQs | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

In just a few short years, Instagram has grown from an app with a loyal following, to one of the fastest growing social networks in the world.


Today, Instagram has more than 200 million active users. And those users have shared more than 20 billion photos!


There are several benefits of using Instagram for your business, but my favorite reason is simply that it’s easy and fun to use.


For those of you new to Instagram or hesitant to start, I’ve outlined answers to 10 of the Instagram questions I’m most often asked from small business owners.

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How to Make Sure Customer Relationships Go Beyond the First Date

How to Make Sure Customer Relationships Go Beyond the First Date | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

Building a strong relationship takes time.


It’s true in your personal life and it’s certainly true when it comes to your business.


And while you’re likely making new connections for your business every day, it’s not always easy to keep that relationship going beyond the first interaction.


To help you avoid future heartbreak, let’s take a look at a simple plan you can follow to make sure your new customers turn into long-lasting relationships for your business:

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INFOGRAPHIC: Shift’s 2Q Facebook Ad Trends

INFOGRAPHIC: Shift’s 2Q Facebook Ad Trends | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
Social marketing platform Shift, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, examined campaigns on the social network during the second quarter that were managed via its Facebook ad solution, and it shared its findings in the infographic below.
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Want to Improve Your Content Marketing? Think Like a Journalist. #Infographic

Want to Improve Your Content Marketing? Think Like a Journalist. #Infographic | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
Take a page from the journalist playbook and learn how to research, conduct and write interviews -- skills that will help you get your business’s message across.
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Five Shocking Facts That Will Change Your Entire Approach to Social Media

Five Shocking Facts That Will Change Your Entire Approach to Social Media | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

Social media is fraught with legend, hysteria, and mass confusion. Because of its intensely personal nature, we tend to approach social media with a lot of strong feelings about its effectiveness, lack thereof, best practices, and how things should be done.


Since most of us use Facebook, we think we know how effective it will be, or what kind of posts garner the most attention and interaction. Since we have a Twitter account, we have a sense of knowledge about how it works, and what a business should do (or not do) on Twitter.


All that is great, but how much of our social media behavior is founded upon fact? I decided to dig into the data and do some research. What I’ve extracted below are five surprising data points that will have a profound effect on how you approach social media.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, Today, 6:29 AM

Some really interesting numbers and facts.

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Why Visual Content Matters in the Social Age [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Visual Content Matters in the Social Age [INFOGRAPHIC] | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

I’m sure you know that visual content on social media can massively improve engagement. But just how important is it?

How about this: the human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text. Accordingly, 90 percent of all information that comes to the brain is visual.

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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 25, 6:13 PM

Great collection of #stats about the importance of visual communication for #brands. The unanswered question is how to manage the #contentquality of the visual elements.

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Awesome Interview With Rich Sheridan, CEO & Chief Storyteller @menloprez

Awesome Interview With Rich Sheridan, CEO & Chief Storyteller @menloprez | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
CEO Rich Sheridan talks about the power of executive storytelling on employee engagement and wild business growth.

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Great interview Rich Sheridan, it will make you think about your business and how you are telling your story.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 24, 4:30 PM

I recently had a great time interviewing Rich Sheridan, CEO and Chief Storyteller of Menlo Innovations based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


I love Rich's story of the Viking helmets, corporate culture, and about storytelling being a critical part of his CEO duties. And the results for Menlo have been amazing.


Listen to this podcast or download it for later this weekend. There are terrific insights here and our conversation was both fun and enlightening.


Expect more to follow. I've interviewed other Chief Storytellers (still waiting on corporate approvals) and am scheduling several folks in the next few weeks.


If you know of anyone in a company who has the title of Chief Storyteller (or something akin to that), let me know and I'll track them down :)


In the meantime, enjoy this gem.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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The 7 Sleep Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Poor sleep can affect your ability to make good business decisions. Here's how to keep your business strong while still catching some shut eye. 

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Six Tips to Improve Your Landing Page Performance Today

Six Tips to Improve Your Landing Page Performance Today | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

If your company uses a landing page or landing pages in its marketing, it’s one of the first things customers see when they interact with your brand online. If they like what they see and read, you’ll move them further down the sales channel. If not, they’ll often bail from the sales process altogether. With so much on the line, it’s critical that you build your landing pages to help convert prospects into customers and then to optimize those pages for maximum conversions.

Here are six tips to help you do exactly that.


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How to Effectively Measure Your Social Media Marketing Efforts

How to Effectively Measure Your Social Media Marketing Efforts | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

Measuring social isn’t about the total number of eyeballs that see your content. It’s about the actions that people take. Use this calculation for any channel, from YouTube to the blog, to see how that channel fares in conversion rates.If you're going to invest time in social media marketing, you need to measure performance, but it can be difficult to identify relevant metrics.There's no one-size-fits-all method of measuring social media success, because goals vary from company to company. But you can certainly find ways to measure all the work you're doing on social.This infographic from exacttarget.com looks at how to align your social media objectives, how to measure reach and share of conversation, and most importantly, how to track your leads....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 25, 6:56 AM

Useful ways to measure your social media results in this infographic. Remember, actions matter.

UpTempo Group's curator insight, July 25, 9:52 AM

If you're going to invest time in social media marketing, you need to measure performance.  However, it can be difficult to identify relevant metrics in your particular field of practice. There's no one-size-fits-all method of measuring social media success, because goals var from company to company. But you can certainly find ways to measure all the work you're doing on social media.


In the article above, Digital Information has provided an infographic about how to measure your social media goals and how to track your leads. An effective social media measurement strategy demands relevant information and the flexibility to adjust your tactics online. Social media marketing demands a lot of time and commitment. 

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Ten Years Of Local Search Data Accessible With Yelp Trends Tool

Ten Years Of Local Search Data Accessible With Yelp Trends Tool | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

Yelp was founded in 2004, making it 10 years old this year. In the decade since being founded, Yelp users have contributed over 57 million local reviews to the site.


Today, Yelp announced that they will be giving everyone a look at ten years worth of review content with a new tool called Yelp Trends.


From food trends to popular slang to short-lived beauty fads (Brazilian blowout anyone?), Yelp Trends searches through words used in Yelp reviews to show you what’s hot and reveals the trend-setting cities that kicked it all off.


The wealth of data availabile in Yelp Trends is made possible by surfacing the information about consumer trends and behavior shared in user contributed reviews.

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17 Must-Dos to Get Your Content Read [INFOGRAPHIC]

17 Must-Dos to Get Your Content Read [INFOGRAPHIC] | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
A 17-step checklist of key tactics that will optimize and target your blog content to get in front of the people who matter, and generate leads.
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LinkedIn Has A New Profile Design – Watch Out Facebook and Twitter

LinkedIn Has A New Profile Design – Watch Out Facebook and Twitter | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

We think it’s safe to say that most professionals are aware of just how important a vibrant online presence can be to a career. The use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, even Pinterest and Instagram, is no longer optional, but a necessity for continued success. However, no social networking site (SNS) is as suitable for working professionals as LinkedIn (recently reported to have over 300 million users).

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Not really convinced.

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Google Maps now gives you detailed ads for local stores

Google Maps now gives you detailed ads for local stores | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

Google Maps already shows a wealth of info about nearby stores when you're searching for them, but ads haven't received that first-class treatment. 

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