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7 Best Practices for Blogging About Your Business

7 Best Practices for Blogging About Your Business | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Wondering how to promote your business? Blogging about your business is a great way to start. Here’s expert advice on how to market your brand with your own business blog.

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8 Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Engagement

8 Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Engagement | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Social selling. Sounds good, right? Millions of modern marketers from around the globe are discovering that they can use digital channels to reach their buyers online. Sounds simple, obvious really.…

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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, July 6, 2015 12:48 PM

Good Infographic, good insight.

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#ContentMarketing #GrowthHacking #DigitalMarketing #ANewWayToMarket #SocialMedia

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Social selling. Sounds good, right? Millions of modern marketers from around the globe are discovering that they can use digital channels to reach their buyers online. Sounds simple, obvious really.…
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Why Instagram Should Be Part Of Every Marketing Strategy

Why Instagram Should Be Part Of Every Marketing Strategy | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Not only is it now a necessity for brands to become active on Instagram, but they must have a clear strategy in place to take advantage of the continuing popularity of the most powerful social media network.

 


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Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms) | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Have you thought about using social media for eLearning? Even if you have in this article we break down each one and show you how to use them.

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8 Key Benefits of Social Media Marketing for Small Business

8 Key Benefits of Social Media Marketing for Small Business | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 4, 2015 7:44 PM


Small business marketing is becoming more and more dependant on effective utilisation of social media platforms, and if you remain sceptical of the value of social media marketing in delivering required marketing outcomes, then you should have a close look at this excellent article and its attached Infographic, and then consider the cost to your business of ignoring the benefits available.

Norberto Mercado's curator insight, June 17, 2015 11:18 PM

Social Media Marketing is certainly as a search engine. You have to be present on social media to give their brand recognition and have to have authority in your market. These days social media is the spark plug that move relations in all respects by the Internet in the world. Social media is used by users across the globe. No matter the economic level, almost all households in the world have somehow CONNECTION websites with social networks. Social media marketing are similar to cell phones they are here to stay.

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How Content Curation Can Save Millions to Organizations

How Content Curation Can Save Millions to Organizations | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
That’s the exhilaration that comes with curation. Imagine the web as millions of pages. To make your magazine, you tear out any of those pages you fancy, explain why they matter, and push the button. Bingo! You’ve shared a link to the content and your take on it.

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Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek's curator insight, August 4, 2015 12:57 AM

@Jay Cross gives a detailed and clear use case of how collaborative content curation can save millions to large organizations as it saves employee time while involving them in the process.


He also explains his content curation routine that he sees as a mandatory skill to be trained by modern employers.


He makes a great job at connecting two sides of content curation:


- the fact it's saving people's time to look for meaning in information overload themselves,


- the fact it's rewarding for content curators as it helps them build their professional brands. 


A win-win no-brainer for smart organizations. 

Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, August 6, 2015 11:09 AM

@Jay Cross gives a detailed and clear use case of how collaborative content curation can save millions to large organizations as it saves employee time while involving them in the process.

 

He also explains his content curation routine that he sees as a mandatory skill to be trained by modern employers.

 

He makes a great job at connecting two sides of content curation:

 

- the fact it's saving people's time to look for meaning in information overload themselves,

 

- the fact it's rewarding for content curators as it helps them build their professional brands. 

 

A win-win no-brainer for smart organizations. 

Salim Bennouri's curator insight, August 7, 2015 6:56 AM

@Jay Cross gives a detailed and clear use case of how collaborative content curation can save millions to large organizations as it saves employee time while involving them in the process.

 

He also explains his content curation routine that he sees as a mandatory skill to be trained by modern employers.

 

He makes a great job at connecting two sides of content curation:

 

- the fact it's saving people's time to look for meaning in information overload themselves,

 

- the fact it's rewarding for content curators as it helps them build their professional brands. 

 

A win-win no-brainer for smart organizations. 

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Who is On Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat and Other Networks? [Infographic]

Who is On Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat and Other Networks? [Infographic] | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Knowing who the core users are on any given platform can help marketers decide which social networks to focus on.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 2, 2015 7:34 AM

Who is your target audience? t’s important to know your audience if you’re going to be an effective marketer in any medium. 

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The Hierarchy of Needs for an Engaged Social Media Audience

The Hierarchy of Needs for an Engaged Social Media Audience | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Maslow's hierarchy of needs has been adapted many times—from starting a business to managing human resources. What would social media hierarchy of needs look like?

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Marco Favero's curator insight, May 29, 2015 8:47 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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7 Social Media Marketing Pitfalls Your Business Should Avoid

7 Social Media Marketing Pitfalls Your Business Should Avoid | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Social media marketing has become a necessary and valuable marketing tool for businesses today. It’s one of the best ways to increase awareness and connect with an audience, but it can also help you grow your business and generate leads—if you do it right.
 
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5 Super-Charged Social Media Management Tools

5 Super-Charged Social Media Management Tools | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Trying to assemble a team of social media management tools that can do everything you need? These 5 have you covered.

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9 Social Media Tasks Every Business Owner Must Complete Every Month

9 Social Media Tasks Every Business Owner Must Complete Every Month | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 20, 2015 3:06 AM


If your business utilises even one social media account, then you should view the info-graphic contained in this article, and act accordingly. The info-graphic is also well worth retaining and using as a checklist if you have multiple social media accounts and especially if different people operate the different accounts.

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How to Drive Social Media Traffic

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So you have built a website. Now what? You might just be sitting and twiddling your thumbs trying to figure out what the next step is. 


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donhornsby's curator insight, May 2, 2015 7:41 AM

(From the article): Social media marketing is a great way to get customer engagement and to drive people to your site. Here are five steps you should follow if you want to get the most out of your social media strategy to help grow site traffic and build and engage followers.

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These 8 tips will seriously help you get more out of Twitter

These 8 tips will seriously help you get more out of Twitter | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Twitter can be an incredibly powerful tool for teachers, both in and out of the classroom. There’s definitely a reason that it is high on the list of most popular social media sites (second only to the Almighty Facebook).  You can choose to use Twitter with your students to give their classroom work a boost, and […]

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8 Types of Social Media and How Each Can Benefit Your Business

8 Types of Social Media and How Each Can Benefit Your Business | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
There are many different types of social media. Read this blog post to hone in on the definition of social media and the different types of social media.

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The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest

The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

If you’re wondering whether you should join Pinterest, we’ll show you how to get your account set up, how other educators are using Pinterest.

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Top 10 tips for using social media for business

Top 10 tips for using social media for business | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
If you are starting to use social media for business have a look at these great tips, they will stand you in good stead for online success

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4 Social Media Scheduling Tips

4 Social Media Scheduling Tips | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Social media is becoming a starting point for all marketing campaigns. For some, social media is where a campaign starts and ends. We all know that executing a marketing campaign can be quite time consuming and tiresome.

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How to Integrate Social Media and Blogging

How to Integrate Social Media and Blogging | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Ideas that spread, win. ~Seth Godin


A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Blogging was long-form, serious, and crafted. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans.


Now blogging and social media not only amicably coexist; they complement each other. The trick is to use a blog to enrich your social media with long-form posts and to use social media to promote your blog.I recently did a live webinar event with Marketo about The Art of Social Media, and we’d like to share the takeaways from the presentation and a few of the follow-up questions that we answered....


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/put-your-title-in-here/



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Sharon Berman's curator insight, June 4, 2015 5:50 PM

Some really interesting ideas, here.  I am now thinking about how to integrate some of the practices here into learning and teaching practices.  IF you have any ideas about how this can be done, please share.....

bernieshoot's curator insight, June 5, 2015 6:54 AM

#Media #Art 

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, June 5, 2015 9:35 AM

Every hero has a story! What's yours?

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Here Are The Reasons Why Twitter Is The Best Social Media Platform For Your ... - Forbes

Here Are The Reasons Why Twitter Is The Best Social Media Platform For Your ... - Forbes | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half”, said John Wanamaker, a department store merchant, back in the early twentieth century.

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Top Tips for Using Social Media to Expand Your PLN

Top Tips for Using Social Media to Expand Your PLN | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Here are 10 great tips for optimizing your PLN using the power of social media.

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The 4 Roles of Social Media in Online Learning

The 4 Roles of Social Media in Online Learning | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
We primarily use social media to connect with our friends from different parts of the world. It has allowed us to be updated on what our friends are up to. It keeps us up to date to where our friends...

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6 Essential Elements Of A Modern Website Redesign

6 Essential Elements Of A Modern Website Redesign | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
New technologies, tools, advancements in mobile, and the power of social media have altered the online landscape over the past decade.

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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, June 1, 2015 3:04 PM

6 Essential Elements Of A Modern Website Redesign #UX #H2MWP

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How to Grow Your Followers with Social Media Marketing

How to Grow Your Followers with Social Media Marketing | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
So, you have your base and foundation on your social media accounts, but now it’s time to grow your business and increase your market and followers. How do you even begin? Below, we will introduce 7 ideas oh how you can improve your content and, thus, increase your followers with simple tasks!

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 21, 2015 10:11 AM

Great ideas!

 

(From the article): Respond, respond, respond.


Interaction is key! Your followers are most likely sick of sitting behind a glass screen interacting with themselves and some words and pictures, so give them something else to do. Respond to their comments and posts and let them realize that you’re actually a real person behind that glass, too!

Mike Allen's curator insight, August 9, 2015 6:46 AM

Great ideas!

 

(From the article): Respond, respond, respond.


Interaction is key! Your followers are most likely sick of sitting behind a glass screen interacting with themselves and some words and pictures, so give them something else to do. Respond to their comments and posts and let them realize that you’re actually a real person behind that glass, too!

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Should the CEO be social?

Should the CEO be social? | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Chief executives may not want to be on social media but their people, customers and shareholders sure wish they were there.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 4, 2015 10:07 AM

Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes. 

 

(From the article): Grant Thornton says around 40% of employees would like their organisation to embrace social and McKinsey says that it can deliver productivity benefits of 20-25 %, yet this is not yet well understood by CEOs.


Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) like Yammer allow a CEO to talk directly to staff across geographies, driving engagement and innovation.

 

Gartner Inc says that while social networks will become primary channels for work-related decisions, 80% of social business efforts may not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership.

 

This is probably the most important reason CEOs should set aside personal views on social, broaden their understanding of its benefits and risks and find ways to meet customers, suppliers and people where they already are – in social networks.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, May 5, 2015 1:34 AM

Great piece by social media advisor, Dionne Lew (@DionneLew)

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5 Ways to Tell If You're Doing Social Media Right

5 Ways to Tell If You're Doing Social Media Right | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
More followers and more fun are just some of the criteria of success.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 27, 2015 9:39 AM

This is a great and valid list. 

Do you keep to the plan?

(From the article): An increase in followers should not necessarily be your number one goal. It's the quality and consistency of engagement, and the resulting ripple effect into other areas of your professional life, that you should be making a note of and optimizing for.