The old novelty marketing ideas don’t work any more. With over 825 million Facebook posts a day, 7,500 Tweets a second, and at least 86 different social networks with over 1,000,000 users, your audience is constantly bombarded with blogs, jokes, memes, news, reviews, pictures, and other things on social media that aren’t related to your brand. At the beginning of 2014 there were over 180 million websites on the Internet (one website for every 40 people on the planet), most will have social pages churning out posts that compete with you for clicks and attention.
People have such social fatigue that by the time your post arrives in someone’s feed you could be the 200th thing they’ve seen that minute and they’ll move on to the 201st less than a second later.Your socially fatigued customers live in an age where ‘good’ isn’t good enough, and ‘excellent’ is barely remembered.
To truly stand out you need to create a real impact and connect with your audience on a deeper level than just pretty pictures and humour. Here’s eight key components that successful marketers use to turn socially comatose casual browsers into chipper consumers....
B2B marketers have turned to video to complement their traditional channels, but they haven’t had the same resources and opportunities as B2C marketers. As a result, many of them continue to struggle to see the return on investment they’re seeking. Here are six areas of focus to transform your B2B video marketing program.
This summer Google launchedGoogle My Business, a platform for businesses to manage their presence across Google applications, including search and Google+. The new platform is just one more example of Google’s drive to embrace entrepreneurs and emerging businesses.
Here is a list of Google tools and resources to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. There are resources for startup ventures, small businesses, and solo entrepreneurs.
In today’s visual world, you need more than a great headline to entice your readers to click and share. Your engagement on nearly every social platform, including your blog, is highly dependent on the images you associate with your content, and more importantly, on your audience’s perception of those images. Stock images that mildly relate to your content are not enough. The image needs to add to your social copy, and moreover, inspire a user to share....
With the holidays quickly approaching, businesses are beginning to think about their holiday marketing campaigns. In fact, last year it was reported that 50 percent of marketers created and launched a holiday campaign before Halloween. Many of those campaigns will include promotions and giveaways. If you're ready to build a promotion, for the holidays or just in general, ShortStack has 18 tips that can help make your next contest a success.
The tips include everything from setting goals and choosing a campaign builder to creating hashtags for your event and the best ways to promote it to your entire social media audience. Promotions continue to be a strong driver of audience engagement and an easy way to gain leads and sales from a business's online followers....
Financially viable innovation within the media industry requires the development of an inexpensive, brand-new product beyond the scope of print news. This includes small teams — without media backgrounds — focused on innovation.
As Social Media for Business Owners, We have all made mistakes when it comes to social media; but the best way to avoid them in the future is to draw attention to them. Kim covers 21 mistakes to avoid.