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7 Inspirational Twitter Contest Ideas And Examples For Your Brand - SocialBro

7 Inspirational Twitter Contest Ideas And Examples For Your Brand - SocialBro | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
It’s Twitter contest time! We have the must-see ideas and examples to get you inspired. Once you’ve checked out Twitter’s contest guidelines, and you’re ready to get creative, here’s seven Twitter contest ideas and examples to help you plan an excellent contest of your own.
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Seven great ideas and ways to run a Twitter contest.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, November 29, 2014 6:33 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Tumblr and Pinterest now fastest-growing social platforms

Tumblr and Pinterest now fastest-growing social platforms | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, Instagram was leading the pack as the fastest-growing social platform. Now, it's Tumblr and Pinterest, which have edged out the picture-sharing app for greatest increase in active users.


Tumblr's active users grew by 120% in the last six months, according to new stats released by the Global Web Index first spotted by  TechCrunch on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Facebook's active users grew by just 2%.


Pinterest comes in behind Tumblr with a 111% growth in active users, who are users that say they've actually used the site with some regularity. Earlier this year when GWI released numbers, Instagram was on top but has dropped to third place. Of the top eight, in fact, Facebook is in last place, behind LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+....

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Even though Facebook maintains its reigning status as the largest social network, it has some quickly growing challengers: Tumblr and Pinterest. Very interesting overview of social media growth.

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Amanda Nadon-Langlois's curator insight, November 27, 2014 12:21 PM

I find it surprising that Facebook and Instagram are not at the top of growing platforms. However, these platforms can easily be measured so I trust their results.

Amanda Kaye Wall's curator insight, November 28, 2014 1:15 PM

We are all very familiar with Facebook and Twitter, however, two unexpected social media platform are on the rise. Tumblr and Instagram are now the fastest growing social media platforms, why? because the use visuals and audio to engage their audiences.

 

This article shows which social media platforms that company's should be keeping an eye on and possibly consider when releasing their content on social media. Company's should be updating their social media techniques which in return help them with their brand story telling. 

Gerard Downey's curator insight, November 29, 2014 3:53 PM

#local #seo #small #biz #marketing #advertising #branding #startup #business #fav #CRO #refollow #retweet #google+ www.dgdmarketing.com/blog/

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11 Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Business Blog Using Pinterest

11 Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Business Blog Using Pinterest | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

If you are not using Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog, you are missing out on a potential gold mine.


While search traffic has slipped in recent years, social referrals (namely Facebook, Pinterest, StumbleUppon, etc.) have more than doubled and continue to grow.


People are using Pinterest as a place to find helpful articles and information, not just pretty photos – and Pinterest itself is encouraging this practice.


Here are 11 ways to get more readers to your business blog using Pinterest....

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How do you get more traffic to your blog? Social referrals (namely Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) to websites have more than doubled and continue to grow.

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A Cornucopia of Content Marketing Inspiration

A Cornucopia of Content Marketing Inspiration | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

To show our appreciation for the dozens of business, personal, and creative resources that help us stay informed and do our jobs – and help us do the same for our readers – the Content Marketing Institute shares a few of the sources we rely on to support our own content marketing (and personal) missions.


This list is not exhaustive, but it offers a glimpse of the sources of our inspiration and is arranged by each contributor’s CMI function. Though our roles may dictate the types of resources we prefer and prioritize, we all agree that we couldn’t do our jobs without these influencers.


We hope our picks – as well as the additional resources we’ve listed at the end – will help guide you to greater content marketing success....

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Jodi Harris and the Content Marketing Institute deserve our thanks this Thanksgiving for their sharing throughout the year and for this valuable content marketing resource.

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How Content Marketing, SEO, and Social Media Work Together

How Content Marketing, SEO, and Social Media Work Together | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Content marketing, SEO, and social media should work together synergistically. Each should be its own instrument, working together to create a perfect harmony.


But you're wondering just how to integrate the three to produce great business results, right? You're curious about how each compliments the other. Well, I wrote this article to show you the steps you need to be taking right away.

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Integration your social marketing is a valuable way to extend your content marketing results.

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Amanda Kaye Wall's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:39 PM

This article highlights everything that I have learnt about creating content and sharing content on social media. It gives 4 very strategic and simple steps regarding how Content Marketing, Search Engine Optimization and Social Media work together.

 

1. Set Goals and Objectives

2. Produce great Content

3. Share your Content on Social Media

4. Analyze and Optimize your Content

 

Focusing strictly on content, I personally liked how they described each category "each being its own instrument, working together to create a perfect harmony." because that's exactly how they work. 

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How to Design Social Media Images for Brand Recognition

How to Design Social Media Images for Brand Recognition | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Are you posting images across social networks?


Do you use them to extend your brand recognition?


The way logos, fonts and colors work together in social media images is an important part of gaining brand attention.In this article you’ll discover how to make your social profiles and visual content align to reinforce your brand and catch your audience’s eye....

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Anna Guerrero of Canva shares invaluable design tips and strategies for social workers. Highly recommended 9/10

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20 New Ghost Themes for Clean and Minimalist Blogs

20 New Ghost Themes for Clean and Minimalist Blogs | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Ghost is a new blogging platform which differentiates itself from other popular blogging platforms, like WordPress or Blogger, due to its clean, minimalist interface. Ghost themes are usually content-oriented and have really simple designs. They are preferred by writers mostly, but recently they have been used for more complex purposes as well.


Today, we selected 20 new Ghost themes for clean and minimalist blogs for you to check out! Want more Ghost themes? Check out these Free Ghost Themes with Minimalist Designs and Responsive Ghost Themes. ...

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Ghost is a very interesting new publishing platform. Check out these awesome creative designs. Recommended reading 9/10

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35 Content Marketing Stats You Need to Know

35 Content Marketing Stats You Need to Know | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Content marketers are junkies for concise and compelling stats.


It’s easy to see why. Content marketers are constantly trying to sell clients and colleagues on why they should become publishers, even though it’s often a stark departure from the way they’re used to doing things.


And since content marketing is such a new and rapidly changing discipline, quick-hitting stats help them feel like they’re riding this wave of change.So let’s take a look at 35 stats you need to know....

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Make note of these useful content marketing stats. Better yet, share them with your boss.

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9 Tools to Find Awesome Font Combinations | TheNeoDesign.com

9 Tools to Find Awesome Font Combinations | TheNeoDesign.com | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Designers working on different projects either for themselves or their clients well know the importance of tools and other useful resources that are handy and help make their tasks (big or small) easier.


Fonts play a vital role in designs be it for print, for website, mobile app or anything. It is for this reason that we came up with the compilations of latest fonts at the scheduled days.


However, that’s not all that falls in the fonts category. Just recently, we came up with the list of 6 Best Free Tools to Create Fonts. Hope it solved the purpose of making you all happy for the handy availability of such functionally smart tools....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Check out some best font combinations tools that are available on the internet that will designers to create long lasting impression for website visitors.

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26 Tips to Strengthen Your Social Media Marketing

26 Tips to Strengthen Your Social Media Marketing | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Is it time to look at your social media from a fresh perspective?Are you ready to make some changes?There are a variety of ways to improve how your business is seen on social media.In this article I’ll share 26 tips, an A-Z guide, to help breathe new life into your social media marketing....
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Excellent social media tips from Debbie Henley.
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27 ways to MOTIVATE shoppers who research online TO BUY

27 ways to MOTIVATE shoppers who research online TO BUY | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
27 ways to MOTIVATE shoppers who research online TO BUYData from retailing today suggests that around 81% of shoppers try to do some research online before a purchase decision. Here are a few ideas on how to Motivate them to buy.
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Good read for retailers and online shoppers.
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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 28, 2014 9:44 AM

Helps you understand what your prospective customers are doing online.

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Email marketing most effective, mobile marketing most difficult | Oracle Responsys

Email marketing most effective, mobile marketing most difficult  | Oracle Responsys | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

In many ways I was both surprised and well, not-so-surprised when I read the findings of a recent survey whose results were shared via marketingcharts.com. The good folks at MC decided to go with a headline of Marketers Continue to Rate Email the Most Effective Digital Marketing Tactic in announcing the findings.


Completely understood why for it, the headline that is, speaks to the ongoing belief and faith in email marketing as one of, if not the most viable marketing channel for a variety of reasons.

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Here's a good survey of what works in social marketing.