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Keri Jaehnig Talks About Facebook Stories on Curatti On Air

Keri Jaehnig Talks About Facebook Stories on Curatti On Air | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Facebook Stories have not yet been released for Facebook Pages. But that doesn’t mean businesses can’t benefit from thei
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In this latest video podcast interview on Curatti Keri Jaehnig, owner of Idea Girl Media, discusses how to effectively use Facebook Stories for your business.

 

Brand ambassadors can take advantage of Facebook Stories even though this is not yet available for Pages.

 

Use Facebook Stories to Build Your Brand

 

Facebook Stories are available on profiles for mobile users. I agree that in order to bring more visibility you need to take advantage of this powerful real-time video tool.

 

Jeahnig explains exactly what this feature can provide for your marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • For anyone getting into live video Facebook Stories is a great tool to use. The earlier you get on board the farther ahead of the competition you will be.

 

  • A couple of ways to approach your audience is with industry news or showing them your work space. What you record depends on your niche and goals.

 

  • The human factor adds trust to your brand. You need to establish this as quickly as possible when building your business.

 

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Generate More Revenue from Social Selling Methods

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The rise of mobile marketing and social networks has resulted in the advent and evolution of the Social Sellin
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it provides information on how to increase engagement on social media.

 

In order to stay ahead of the competition it's important to effectively reach your target market.

 

Drive Up Your Social Media Sales

 

As you grow your audience on social media you will want to build trusted relationships with them. I agree that in order to attract new customers you need to focus on approaching your audience in an authentic way.

 

Gilbert explains how to best approach your social media marketing in a non-sales way.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Engage on Facebook -- especially in groups. This is still one the top places to build your brand and a community. Once you establish relationships there you can lead them to your Page.

 

  • On Twitter take advantage of trending hashtags and engage in live chats and contests. There is still a viable audience who is interested in what your brand has to offer there.

 

  • Get active with mobile marketing and start posting and engaging. Include SMS text messaging or push notifications as a part of this strategy.

 

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How SMS Enhances Your B2B Marketing Strategy

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SMS often leaves the rest lagging behind in terms of effectiveness as a marketing channel. And yes, it does have a place in B2B Marketing
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Orla Forrest because it explains how to run a smart SMS marketing campaign with better results.

 

You can reach your prospects through specific SMS strategies.

 

Exploring the Mobile SMS Marketing Method

 

When a business sends out a marketing text message it can get either get deleted or missed. I agree that your customers will respond as you reach them with the right approach.

 

Forrest shows you several ways to improve your SMS marketing strategy for more sales.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You will have more coupon redemption rates if you are sending a message to an email subscriber. On demand coupons have an even greater response.

 

  • Because almost all customers own a mobile phone it is very easy to have them act upon a promotion sent via text. People can store these in their phone and easily access them for later.

 

  • Tailor your coupons for every day consumer related products. Be sure to personalize the message and send 3 to 4 texts a month.

 

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B2B Mobile Marketing Success Strategies

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We're all consumers. We (almost) all use mobile devices for shopping. So how can we explain the low investment in B2B Mobile Marketing campaigns?
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Brian Zeng because it explains how to successfully engage your B2B customers with mobile marketing.

 

You can reach your business clients through specific mobile strategies.

 

Exploring the Mobile B2B Experience

 

Every business should invest in a mobile marketing strategy. I agree that your B2B customers will respond as you reach them where they are active.

 

Zeng shows you several ways to improve your marketing strategy through social mobile.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Most B2B clients use their smart phones as an extension of their laptops and desktops. Your business should consider them to be consumers also.

 

  • Google now prefers websites that are mobile-friendly. This is why businesses and marketers need to update in order to expand their reach.

 

  • You can reach your audience through automation. This provides a personalized experience for your clients whether you are a B2C or B2B.

 

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Your Target Audience on Instagram With the Right Hashtags

Your Target Audience on Instagram With the Right Hashtags | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
For businesses and bloggers using Instagram, hashtags represent a gateway to your target audience. Here's a great strategy you can use
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Jenn Herman because it provides insights into how to better grow your Instagram community with the right hashtags.

 

It's important to use the right keywords for your niche to grow your reach on Instagram.

 

Improve Your Following on Instagram With Hashtags

 

Mobile audiences use specific topics to find a post or user. I agree that you can improve your marketing strategy by using these hashtags to draw the audience to you.

 

Herman explains how your posts can attract the right followers for your brand.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You need to know specifically what sets your posts apart rather than using generic terms. This will improve your chances of getting found in the 'top spots' on Instagram.

 

  • The best method is to use 15-20 hashtags per post and then focus on the 4-5 popular ones. These need to be related to your posts, and have a high number of usage.

 

  • The higher the engagement the more views your posts will get. Sometimes these can show up the the hashtag hubs for days or even weeks.

 

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Philippa Gasson's curator insight, March 17, 8:21 AM
Instagram tips on hashtags
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As a non-user of Instagram, I understand the attraction of the application and the use of hashtags to gather as many like as possible. However, I fail to understand the prevalence of such a technology in our world today. An article on how to use hashtags as effectively as possible? When did it become a necessity for us to write about getting as many likes and affirmation as possible? If I were to use Instagram, I would treat hashtags as a way to simply and deconstruct the message that my photo was trying to convey. For example, if I were to post a photo of an art piece, instead of writing a detailed explanation of the piece which most would not want to read about, I would use hashtags to highlight whatever it is I wish to express to my followers. While I understand that Instagram may be attractive because it lets us in on our friends’ lives and serves as a platform for us to receive affirmation from our peers, I do not think we should rely on Instagram so heavily to the extent that we write articles on how to make our posts more popular and well received. We should make use of this application to share our photos and activities with our friends, as well as show appreciation to others through this platform.

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Avoid These 6 Costly Social Media Mistakes

Avoid These 6 Costly Social Media Mistakes | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
By now, you should know just how important a good social media strategy is for your business. But do you know what pitfalls and mistakes you need to avoid?
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Ian Naylor because it explains how to develop a strong social media strategy that works for your business.

 

It's important to build solid objectives in order to be successful in social media marketing.

 

Common Social Media Mistakes

 

While you can create a social media account and begin tweeting or posting this will not guarantee solid growth. I agree that it takes focus and dedication to get real results.

 

Naylor explains what to avoid and how to properly grow your social brand.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Avoid spreading yourself too thin on too many networks. Focus on one and then move up from there. It takes time and dedication to develop your community.

 

  • Include the human touch in your accounts rather than just relying on automation or standard content. When people see the same messages they become bored quickly and move on.

 

  • It's important to include video as a part of your marketing strategy. People are especially drawn to this medium -- especially live stream broadcasts.

 

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Do you invite comments on your Facebook page? When your followers leave comments on your Facebook page, do you reply? Do you participate in discussions with your fans on your Twitter account? If not, then you are missing out on a tremendous opportunity to build goodwill.
 
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Bridging the Silos with 5 eCommerce Marketing Tips

Bridging the Silos with 5 eCommerce Marketing Tips | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
In a world of increasing cross-platform usage by potential customers, it is important to bridge the silos. Here are 5 tips to accomplish that
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Shiju Mathe because it provides several ways to be successful in leveraging multiple platforms.

 

Audiences no longer connect with a brand with just one platform.

 

Successful Cross Platform eCommerce Strategies

 

When building a business online you want to reach your community where they are. I agree that in order to attract customers you need to be active in multiple online entities.

 

Mathe explains the best ways to perform cross-channel marketing from your business website.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Understand your key objectives, target market, and brand message before tackling the digital aspects. Determine what your ultimate goal is and what the end result should look like from your customers.

 

  • Develop a communication strategy that will be adopted to the cross-platform work. It's important that your audience recognizes your brand voice on all platforms.

 

  • Provide reminders for your customers and leads through retargeting methods. This will encourage them to revisit your website and reconsider what you have to offer.

 

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I'm a bit behind this week after Fasching celebrations, cutting, splitting and stacking a new load of firewood. I'll get caught up ASAP.
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Grow Your First 10000 Instagram Followers Organically

Grow Your First 10000 Instagram Followers Organically | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
We all want more Instagram followers, right? InstaHeads can help you get your first 10000 Followers safely and organically
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Alexandra Malis because it provides new insights into how to better grow your Instagram community.

 

It's important to use organic methods to expand your reach on Instagram.

 

Improve Your Following on Instagram

 

Mobile audiences are drawn to authenticity. I agree that you can improve you numbers substantially while avoiding using bots and jailbreaking methods.

 

Malis shows how to use a quality tool that will enable your business to attract authentic followers.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Make your Instagram profile look appealing with professional tools and filters. Make sure your descriptions are clear with questions that engage the audience.

 

  • Look for content in your niche that is similar to yours. Then start interacting with like minded accounts as you discover the most frequently used hashtags for their posts.

 

  • Go beyond just liking photos on Instagram. Comments are an important part of your marketing strategy. Be careful not to cross over into a spammy conversation and be genuine in your approach.

 

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Improve Your Customer Service on Mobile

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In this post you'll find social mobile stats for customer support, insights, plus a case study about a brand using new Twitter's DM features at its best
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Paolo Fabrizio because it explains how to successfully engage your customers with great service on social media through mobile technology.

 

Improving customer service online is beneficial to growing your business.

 

Better Social Mobile Customer Experience

 

Your social media connections have specific expectations that need to be met. I agree that your business can better provide for your customers by understanding how they communicate on mobile.

 

Fabrizio shows you several ways to improve your customer service strategy through social mobile.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Interactions over social/mobile have gone up over the last few years. This has raised the bar on customer expectations as far as the speed of response and resolutions.

 

  • It's important to know which social networks your customers are engaging in the most. This includes what type of device they use such as a laptop, tablet, phone, ect.

 

  • Do not underestimate instant messaging apps for customer service. According to a report by Software Advice 75 percent of adults aged 35-44 in the U.S. look for support via their mobile devices.

 

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Context Is King In Marketing

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Context is the differentiator in Content Marketing. It is king, and an essential aspect of any digital marketing campaign
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Tony Zambito because it provides insights on how digital and online information has transformed content marketing.

 

The idea of strategizing content has diminished over the last few years due to mobile and technology trends.

 

Why Context is More Important Than Content

 

Content should be tailored for your audience and what makes sense to them specifically. I agree that you can reach more people by reducing the amount of information being presented to them.

 

Zambito explains the basics of context in how it relates to today's online consumer.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • In order to be effective marketers need to understand the method of a connected series of stories. These should involve goal-directed behaviors and activities of buyers.

 

  • When it comes to effectively using context timing is critical. It's about what buyers are experiencing over time rather than a specific trigger.

 

  • Understanding the goals of your audience will help you move toward context. Not doing so can lead to content marketing failure.

 

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Build a Great Relationship with Your Instagram Followers

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Do you know who your "best" Instagram followers are? First, you need to strongly consider what makes someone a great follower t
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Jenn Herman because it provides new insights into how to better connect with your Instagram community.

 

It's important to know who your followers are more than how many.

 

Improve Your Communication on Instagram

 

Mobile audiences are looking for authenticity. I agree that you can appeal to your prospects with benefits and rewards that show them you care.

 

Herman shows how to get to know your Instagram followers better in order to provide value.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The best type of follower can mean several things. It includes those who engage with your posts, how influential they are, and how likely they are to make a purchase from you.

 

  • If you have been using Instagram for a while take a look at the activity that has already taken place to discover who your followers are. Make sure they are intersted in what you have to offer.

 

  • Attract better followers through creative posts. Engage with your community and ask them questions. Tag specific people in your posts when mentioning something about them.

 

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Everything You Need to Know About the Internet, eCommerce & Hosting

Everything You Need to Know About the Internet, eCommerce & Hosting | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Know your internet and hosting facts, and you’ll know in which direction to take your existing business... or where to point a future one
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Toby Dean because it provides recommendations on how to be successful in online marketing.

 

Having the right knowledge can boost your online sales results.

 

Improve Your Online Marketing Strategy

 

Running a business online can be a challenge if you are not armed with the right information and tools. I agree that in order to gain momentum you need to understand the right methods.

 

Dean shows an infographic from Hosting Facts that covers facts on the Internet, picking a domain name, websites and hosting, eCommerce, and mobile.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • A little under half of all Internet users are from Asia. Bermuda has the highest Internet penetration -- most people there are online.

 

  • Using a .com extension for a domain name is still the best method. There are over 123 million registered .com domains names.

 

  • Increasing your website speed can help your conversion rates improve by 74 percent. Just 8 to 2 seconds will help you attract more sales.

 

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janlgordon's comment, December 12, 2016 10:47 AM
thank you @massimo facchinetti
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Top Connected Consumer Trends in 2017-18

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Part one of this article was a retrospective look at the evolution of the Connected Consumer. This article predicts the trends you can expect to see unfold
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Raymond Morin because it provides predictures on consumer behavior in the next two years.

 

The influence of buyers has dramatically changed and will continue to evolve.

 

Understand The 'Generaction C' Consummer

 

Customers are more connected online than ever before. I agree that in order to grab their attention you need find out what they are looking for in a brand.

 

Morin shows the latest changes in consummer behavior and how to best meet their needs and desires.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The trust meter has gone down over the last few years. Today people rely on review and recomendations -- especially from family and friends.

 

  • Content that is spread through social media has become the main source of information. These outlets are priority over traditional media.

 

  • With mobile platforms like Snapchat and Instagram consummers now want instant information. This has also created an emergence of niche bloggers to meet the demand.

 

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thanks @massimo facchinetti for this.
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Great insight post for latest trends in 2017-18
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Get On Board with Audio Content

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Audio content is growing! If you are thinking of embarking on your own audio content project, you need to read this article by Shell
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Shelly Kramer because it provides insights into the power of audio for your content marketing strategy.

 

Attract a larger audience with audio content.

 

Why Your Business Needs Audio Content

 

Both podcasts and live audio through Facebook are on the rise. I agree that you need to include this medium in order to take your marketing to the next level.

 

Kramer explains the impact of audio content on your business marketing reach.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Creating audio content is just the beginning. You also need to know how to execute a good marketing strategy to get the word out.

 

  • Consumers who get their content on the go are the most popular target market for audio. You should include this in at least 10 percent of your marketing budget.

 

  • It's very cost effective to use audio over video. This does not mean, however; that you should slack on the quality of the broadcast.

 

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Why We Need to Adapt to Mobile Marketing

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On the one hand, progress fueled by Mobile Marketing brings us solutions that make our lives easier. On the other hand, we have to adapt to changes faster.
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Julia Kravchenko because it explains why businesses need to stay flexible in their marketing as technology continues to change.

 

Mobile's evolution requires us to adapt to the latest approaches in business.

 

How Mobile Has Transformed Marketing

 

While businesses should have a mobile marketing strategy they need to be open to any shifts in technology. I agree that you need to stay on top of the latest advances -- especially when it comes to attracting new customers.

 

Kravchenko provides insights into why mobile marketing can be a challenge in the midst of its benefits.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Social networks and mobile are now intertwined. More than half of users check their devices the first thing they wake up. This is why digital marketing continues to be on the rise.

 

  • Google launched AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) in 2016 along with PWA (Progressive Web Apps) because of the growing trend of mobile usage. Businesses that don't meet the new requirements are losing the visibility race.

 

  • The new direct way to communicate with customers is through push notifications. As this becomes more popular these are turning into more personalized messages.

 

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Improve the Quality of Your Followers on Instagram

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Continuing our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. Jenn Herman shows us how to get more quality Instagram followers…. Your Most Common Question…. I’ll admit that I’ve avoided writing this specific blog post for a while. Not because it’s not a valid topic, but because I’ve hidden this message in other blog posts toMore
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Jenn Herman because it provides insights into how to better grow your Instagram community with the right followers.

 

It's important to attract the right followers for your target market to authentically grow your reach on Instagram.

 

How to Have a Quality Following on Instagram

 

It's tempting to look more at the number of followers rather than how they are actually benefitting your brand. I agree that you can improve your mobile strategy by attracting the right people.

 

Herman explains how to best grow your profile with the right connections.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Use specific hashtags for events and conferences in your niche. Go through these posts and 'like' them throughout the day.

 

  • Check out the competition and influencers to see who they are following. If the accounts relate to your business then follow these and engage on their posts.

 

  • Ask your community to tag their friends in your posts. Don't do this all of the time, but rather mix it into your mobile marketing strategy.

 

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Give Your Website a Facelift the Right Way

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For a first website or major redesign, there are basic points to follow if you want to succeed. Read on to be walked through the most importan
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Eleonora Zolotaryova
 because it shows you how to successfully redesign your website for better visibility.

 

Your website may need a major upgrade in order to stay current.

 

Make Your Website More Successful

 

To attract subscribers your website needs to stand out online. I agree that a new design can help improve your chances.

 

Zolotaryova provides the right steps to take to make the necessary changes.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Before getting started it's important to analyze and narrow down your niche. For this to happen you need to take advantage of the right tools to learn more about what the competition is doing.

 

  • Use organic search methods to attract website traffic. Include a set of words and phrases that reflect your brand -- known as semantic core.

 

  • Perform a technical audit such as your URLs, Meta tags and titles, any broken links, ect. Fixing these errors will help more visitors see your website in search.

 

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12 Business Branding and Email Tools

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This article contains 4 helpful tools and resources around Business Brand reputation, Business Focus and Email Management
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it shows you great tools to help improve your business branding strategy.

 

Reach your full potential online with these great resources for business.

 

12 Great Business Tools for Branding and Email Marketing

 

With the right tools you can help your brand stand out online. I agree that in order to build a business it's important to take advantage of what's available.

 

Gilbert provides the best tools to help make your company a more successful one.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find out what your customers are saying about you online. Go Fish Digital provides insights into complaints and conversations about your brand from over 40 different sources.

 

  • Stop putting off your tasks and stay on track with this handy tool. The Productivity Challenge Timer app for iOS will help you gain more focus on your important projects with its effective timer.

 

  • Get more out of your emails with this powerful Gmail tool. FullContact helps you to find important precise company information as well as where the next meeting will be taking place.

 

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How Social Customer Service Can Help Your Business

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Getting new customers is important. Taking care of them is crucial for the future of your business. Social Customer Service helps you nurture relationships.
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Paolo Fabrizio because it explains how to use social customer service to better connect with your customers.

 

Integrating digital channels can help you improve your sales and customer relations.

 

Make Better Connections Through Social Customer Service

 

You can nurture your customers each and every day. I agree that you can reach them through specific platforms and technology.

 

Fabrizio shows you several ways to improve your social customer service with mobile and other social channels.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The use of smart phones has changed the way buyers interact with businesses. Mobile makes it faster and more comfortable to get the answers we need.

 

  • Your brand can't afford to to waste time and money on the wrong digital platforms. It's important to carefully choose the best one for your business before taking on too much.

 

  • Leverage live video events to answer your customers' pressing questions. This increases brand awareness and spreads the word about your business.

 

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What's in Store for Social Media Marketing In 2017 & Beyond

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After previously interviewing the likes of Sam Hurley and Timothy Hughes, Nazareth Qarbozian asks Jan about Social Media Marketing trends for 2017 & beyond
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Nazareth Qarbozian because it provides insights on the future of social media marketing.

 

The world of technology is changing the way we strategize our marketing

 

How Social Media Will Change This Year and Beyond

 

Mobile technology and social media have both transformed the way we do business online. In this exclusive interview I cover what's in store for marketers.

 

Qarbozian asks about how companies will handle these new changes and what automation looks like today.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • While video is growing in importance content is still a vital component to building trust. It's best to focus on the pressing needs of your customers.

 

  • The days of automation and impersonal communication have now passed. Messages are now more tailored and customized for the audience.

 

  • As you stay on top of the latest trends and technology add influencers to that list. For example, Gen Z is a demographic growing in importance.

 

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Is Your Website In Need of an Update?

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If a website does not meet certain user-friendly standards, visitors will have no problem clicking away. Here are 3 areas yours may need improvement in
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Avinash Nair
 because it provides the latest information to bring your website up to date.

 

Three ways you can improve your website design

 

Top Reasons to Update a Website

 

Every second a new website is born on the Internet. I agree that knowing what needs to be fixed is the first step to rebuilding a presence that your visitors will love.

 

Nair goes over the what to look for when assessing your business's most important online real estate.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • If your traffic is declining this could be due to an outdated design. If it was created years ago it can appear to be sloppy and won't get the attention it deserves.

 

  • We are well into the mobile purchase age, and this means all websites should be responsive or fall behind. It's important to be recognized on all devices.

 

  • The general rule of thumb is for a website to load in two seconds or less. Anything longer than this can turn a visitor away quickly. One of the top culprits are images that are not optimized properly.

 

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The Difference Between Mobile Friendly and Mobile SEO

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If you’re not sure about the difference between “Mobile Friendly” and Mobile SEO, your website may be missing out on some ke
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Jacob Smart because he explains how your website needs to be prepared for a mobile-first digital market.

 

Businesses need to understand the elements of mobile friendly and mobile SEO in order to be successful.

 

How to Understand Mobile Purchasing Methods

 

Your business can achieve improved conversion rates with the application of best practices for mobile usage. I agree that knowing how this is done today can help you get seen.

 

Smart explains how to maximize your website for better results.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • A mobile-friendly website means the user's journey is both smooth and efficient. This includes having a responsive design and content that is easily viewable on all platforms.

 

  • A mobile-seo website goes beyond a responsive design, and includes search engine optimization for higher visibility in search. This involves keyword usage, a mobile sitemap, mobile indexing, and more.

 

  • Making sure your website readily adapts to any device is important to both mobile-friendly and mobile-seo. Not only should it be responsive, but should also be set up as a dynamic URL with different code for mobile devices.

 

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Top 10 Marketing Trends For the New Year

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I don’t have a crystal ball, but I do have some informed ideas about what to expect from marketing trends in 2017. There's an Infographic also!
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Daniel Newman because it provides insights on the state of marketing in 2017.

 

Visibility is still an important factor in developing a marketing strategy.

 

Understanding The New Marketing Trends

 

How customers see your business impacts your visibility online. I agree that in order to garner their attention in this next year you need find out what they are looking for in a brand, and why.

 

Newman shows the latest changes in marketing and the impact that digital technology has played.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • In the age of digital transformation it will be even more important to be focused on your customers. The most successful will be able to understand their target market.

 

  • Executives must be data-driven in order to effectively engage and measure their campaigns. Technology will continue to be a necessary component.

 

  • While content is still king it is video that continues to climb to the top in preference for audiences. Augmented reality will also play a large part in online engagement.

 

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The Future of Teens & Tech

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How do Gen Z differ from the generations which preceded them? Shelly Kramer delves into recent research, taking a closer look at their likes and dislikes
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shelly Kramer because it explains the growing influence of Generation Z digital consumers.

 

By understanding the habits of teens and tech your business can better reach them.

 

Improve Your Brand Influence With Generation Z

 

In the information age it's important to understand the younger generation on their level in order to be successful in reaching them. I agree that your business can learn a lot about their buying and shopping behavior as you discover the latest trends.

 

Kramer explains what the future holds for teens and technology.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The Generation Z demographic includes teens ages 13 to 19. They are growing up in an age of technology far more than their parents and grandparents.

 

  • Teens typically get smartphones early in their lives and spend an average of six hours a day on their devices. Most of these encompass the iPhone.

 

  • Online shopping is increasingly popular among the younger generation. Most of this is for clothing through mobile apps.

 

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How to Improve Your Social Customer Service

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If you want to integrate social networks into customer service you have to know which steps to take. Here's my recipe for your Social Customer Service plan
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Paolo Fabrizio because it explains how to successfully integrate social channels into customer service.

 

It's important to be active with your customers on social media in order to build trust and sales.

 

Improve Your Social Customer Experience

 

Great customer service begins with active and engaged social interactions. I agree that your business can better reach your community by communicating with them where they are most active.

 

Fabrizio shows you several ways to improve your customer service strategy through social media.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Brands and customers have different ways to build relationships with new digital tools such as mobile messaging. Some embrace this faster than others.

 

  • Find out if and how new trends can be beneficial to your brand. Remember that your audience is searching for information from the competition and to be one step ahead.

 

  • Respond to your customers on social media in a timely manner. Use clear and concise language that speaks to them directly.

 

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Daniel Gonzales's curator insight, December 6, 2016 6:35 PM
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