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How To Spot A Trend: 7 Social Media Trends That Matter In 2013

How To Spot A Trend: 7 Social Media Trends That Matter In 2013 | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

...I look through that folder usually filled with hundreds of small ideas, and start to filter them. I group similar concepts together and think about how they will matter for the new year. My philosophy when looking at trends is pretty simple – I focus on three things:

 

1. Idea: What is the CORE idea behind products or campaigns that unites them and says something about our culture or business?
2. Acceleration: How quickly is the idea finding its way into multiple businesses and what are REAL examples?
3. Impact: How profoundly could this idea impact that way that business is done in the short term (next year)?

 

Yesterday for the first time I offered a sneak peek at the first seven of my 15 Trends for 2013 to a room filled with over 200 communicators at the Social Media Outlook 2013 event put on my Potomac Tech Wire and hosted by USA Today...

 

[Great trend spotting by Rohiy Bhargava ~ Jeff]

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SEO Copywriting - An In-depth Guide to Rank High and Wow Readers

SEO Copywriting - An In-depth Guide to Rank High and Wow Readers | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
SEO copywriting is the answer to one of the biggest challenges faced by many website owners these days. Users now have to create content that appeals to people and search engines alike.

After all, we not only want to rank well and generate traffic but also turn that traffic into buyers, customers, and subscribers, right?

These two goals used to be the responsibility of SEO specialists and copywriters and it used to be enough to be either or. However, the way search engines work today, that is no longer the case.

To be successful in today’s online market, website owners and online marketers need to master both sides of the equation and embrace what is known as SEO copywriting.

If you are unsure what hides behind that term, this article will not only explain what it is but also show you SEO copywriting best practices to start using right away.
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This is a really good introduction to SEO copywriting for newbies. Recommended for those who need to understand the basics better.

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4 Graphs That Illustrate How Facebook and Google Dominate Ad Revenue - MediaShift

4 Graphs That Illustrate How Facebook and Google Dominate Ad Revenue - MediaShift | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Our industry faces a well-known duopoly, with Facebook and Google commanding an ever-increasing share of digital ad spend, both in the U.S. and globally. I recently dug into the data and forecasts available, to better quantify (for my own benefit and hopefully yours!) just how much Facebook and Google are eating digital.

Global ad spend, across all channels (digital, TV, print, radio, outdoor, etc.) is growing annually on average by 5.6 percent from 2015 to 2020, and will reach $674 Billion from $513 Billion in 2015.


The U.S. market will represent 35 percent of the global ad market, reaching $234 Billion by 2020 with a slightly slower growth rate compared to the global average, at 5.0 percent from 2015 to 2020. This is expected as rapidly developing markets in the East and a growing middle class represent new markets on which advertisers can focus.

45% Of U.S. Ad Spend Will Be Digital
33 percent of ad spend in the U.S. was digital last year and that is expected to reach 45 percent by 2020. In real numbers, that’s a $60-billion market growing to $105-billion, with a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.9 percent.


The growth of digital is more than 2 times higher than the growth of the overall ad market, which represents a tremendous opportunity for digital businesses. More people are accessing content online and more advertisers are spending their budgets online. Will the rising tide lift all ships?...

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Facebook and Google dominate digital ad revenue and here's a look at how the industry shapes up globally.

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Mobile apps responsible for 80% of digital media growth | Mobile Commerce Daily

Mobile apps responsible for 80% of digital media growth | Mobile Commerce Daily | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Mobile applications are responsible for 80 percent of digital growth and while they take up a massive chunk of all time spent on mobile, a report from comScore suggests that app marketers will have to work harder to cut through to the consumers they want to reach.

 

According to the report, mobile represents two out of every three minutes spent on digital media in the U.S. If brands and marketers want to capture that huge amount of time consumers spend on mobile devices, they will have a lot to compete with....

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Mobile gets two of every three minutes of time spent online.

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vealpepsi's comment, September 24, 6:13 AM

Thats sweet
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Top 17 Places to Spend on Paid Search Other Than AdWords

Top 17 Places to Spend on Paid Search Other Than AdWords | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
But here’s the thing. When you need to get sales, and do it quickly, paid search is going to pave the way.It’s a lot quicker and less meticulous than building an SEO campaign from scratch.Another reason why I like paid search is because “PPC visitors are 50 percent more likely to purchase something than those that go through the organic search results.”But one trap that many digital marketers fall into is assuming that the only option they have is Google AdWords.Boy, are you going to be surprised....
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Pay-per-click can be very profitable.
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Remix: 10 Great Apps for Journalism - MediaShift

Remix: 10 Great Apps for Journalism - MediaShift | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

AEJMC in Minneapolis this year featured apps on numerous panels. I was grateful for the chance to be on a terrific one to present “10 Tech Tools in 10 Minutes.” Our goal: to provide the audience a brief introduction to tools they might never have before considered and show how they could be used to aid students’ journalistic performance or understanding.

 

It worked; I received more than a dozen emails after the panel from people who sought advice on how to use suggested apps.

 

For those who could not join us at AEJMC, here is a crash course on apps featured by our panel and others. Some are new. Some have been around, but you might not have discovered them.

 

All can help you teach your students to be more nimble and professional in this ever-changing media landscape....

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Useful apps for any communication.

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Mike Ma's curator insight, September 24, 11:53 PM
Great tools for Journalism!
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How to Create a Celebrity Fan Blog in 5 Simple Steps

How to Create a Celebrity Fan Blog in 5 Simple Steps | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Celebrities and gossip are one of the most talked about and sought after types of content on the internet. Many people will start their first website or blog as a celebrity fan site, then potentially turn it into much more over time. A great example of this would be Perez Hilton, who ended up turning his passion for celebrity gossip into a blog, which then transformed into a multi-million dollar business.

 

So, now the question is… how can you start a celebrity fan site of your own?Good news! That’s exactly what we are going to be covering in this article today.

 

By the time you finish reading through this simple five-step formula, you will have everything you need to go live with your first celebrity fan blog....

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Broken up about #Brangelina? Discover how easy it can be to create a celebrity fan site or gossip blog of your own. Start your blog, then follow these celebrity content creation tips.