Why does interruptive marketing and selling make our blood boil? If you answered “Because it wastes our time,” you’d be wrong. While that is definitely true, it’s not what makes us angry, because wasting time isn’t something that intrinsically upsets us. I’ll be the first to admit that at times I get lost down black holes filled with listicles, cat-befriending-dog stories (read without a tissue at your own risk) and “what we should call me” GIFs, and the only redeeming quality of that content is that it makes me happy.Telemarketers and the like drive us crazy because of one thing: their agenda.There is no story. They just want our money, and that’s not something we are generally eager to part with in exchange for what we didn’t go looking for in the first place (we’ll happily part with it if we’re just “browsing” in the aisles of Target). Inherently, we don’t want to be “sold.” We feel we’re being tricked. That’s why we avoid the people with clipboards standing in the street and the kiosk people who stare us down in the mall....
If you're managing social media for your business, it might be useful to know about some of the most surprising social media statistics this year. Here are ten that might make you rethink the way you're approaching social media.
How Your Pinterest Descriptions Can Attract Customers Entrepreneur In her book Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Business, marketing and branding expert Karen Leland provides a Pinterest roadmap that will help you drive website traffic, boost your...
You might know what twitter is. But do you actually know how you can use this powerful medium and direct hundreds of twitter users to your website? On this social media day, we give you some tips on how you can use this medium to generate customers and grow your business.
Expect Facebook To Turbocharge 'Notes' Into A True Tumblr Competitor TechCrunch Facebook used to have a blogging feature called Notes. It still does, but it got buried by the Timeline redesign and widely forgotten.
It’s been a while since SocialTimes did a round-up of the various tools that helped users manage their Twitter accounts by finding who to follow, following new people, unfollowing many people at once and organizing groups of users they follow into lists.
Since our last round-up, Twitter has restricted use of its API significantly, causing several tools to shut down. No longer functional areUntweeps, Just Unfollow, Twit Cleaner, Who Follows Whom and Tweet Effect. Tweeter Karma is still functional but has had to remove its bulk unfollow tools.
It can be tough knowing what works on which social site. This infographic lays it out nicely. It will show you how to create effective posts on each site.
If you want to be very effective at posting on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+, it can take a bit more finesse and patience than expected. Just like you learn through trial and error what topics your blog readers gravitate to, you have to take time to learn about your social media audiences as well.
With this infographic, learn how to create effective posts on each major site to maximize reach and potential.
How to Use 10 Social Media Networks to Grow Your Personal Online Brand – infographics (RT @lisapatb: How to Use 10 Social Media Networks to Grow Your Personal Online Brand - infographics http://t.co/xFTCYD3spG...
1. Your Brand’s Voice First Don’t jump out of the gate pushing your products and services on every social media channel known to man. Most companies are used to push, push, and more push. Social media doesn't run that way.
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How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.