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It’s not everyday that you hear of someone leaving the tech giant Google to pursue their own fast-growing business. For Allison Esposito, that’s exactly what she did. What first started as a fun side-project and a way to get to know other women in tech, Tech Ladies now connects more than 5,000 women around the world to a network of jobs and opportunities.
Social media offers a huge opportunity for you to reach and connect with people in creative ways. Via great content. Hilarious cat GIFs. Amazing brand stories. Social media helps strengthen relationships, and stronger relationships increase the likelihood of someone recommending you to their friends or even making a purchase. That’s why maximizing time is such an important factor.
The art of Facebook marketing in 2016 is one that is constantly evolving. Tweaks to Facebook’s algorithm look to drive a more pleasant user experience while brands and individuals share more and more organic and paid content everyday. But some brands continue to drive hundreds of thousands of engagements on Facebook each month regardless of the influx of content.
Understanding the consumer behavior of younger generations is one of the most talked about subjects in marketing today. Particularly when it comes to Millennial marketing. But what if you could look inside the mind of a successful Millennial marketer? At 27 years young, Everette Taylor is a 4-time entrepreneur and is currently serving as Vice President of Marketing for a fast ...
What is it like to be the Director or Social Media for one America’s largest and most engaged universities? With more than 1,000 social media accounts to oversee and an audience base of over 6 million, Nikki Sunstrum, Director of Social Media at the University of Michigan, knows what it takes to reach and engage with a large demographic of people from prospective students to parents to proud al.
The path to becoming a thought leader on social media is one that is not always clearly defined. Thought leaders and influencers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, specialties, industries and expertise. And in many cases, social media thought leaders don’t consciously seek to become an “influencer,” it happens naturally over time with lots of hard work and dedication.
Sharing your brand’s story through user-generated content (UGC) is one of the best ways to build an authentic and engaging community on social media. It takes the old-school marketing approach of “brand to consumer” and turns it into a way for your audience to connect one-on-one with each other through shared content. Dom Garrett – marketer at BTC Revolutions (one of Inc.
What are some of the accounts you love to follow on social media? For us, Moz’s Rand Fishkin and his enjoyable, educational Twitter feed is right near the top. Rand shares all sorts of content on marketing, SEO, technology, and startups, and he does so with a fine eye toward curation. Content curation on social media is a great way to provide value to your audience and build your own brand.
Humans are, by nature, very visual beings. In the brain itself, there are hundreds of millions of neurons devoted to visual processing, nearly 30 percent of the entire cortex, as compared with 8 percent for touch and just 3 percent for hearing. Each of the two optic nerves, which carry signals from the retina to the brain, consists of a million fibers, compared to the auditor ...
Video marketing has taken the social media world by storm. People watch more than 100 million hours of video on Facebook. YouTube brings in nearly 125,000 video views daily. Snapchat alone fuels more than 10 billion video views every single day! What was just a blip on the radar a few years ago is now a top content marketing priority for brands and influencers everywhere.
If you’re anything like me, there are only a handful of things more exciting for a social media marketer than when a Tweet “goes viral.” Tina Fey sums up the feeling nicely: And so I set about with the audacious goal for this post of trying to unravel the great social media mystery of virality: Figuring out the formula for Twitter’s most successful tweets.
I consider myself a pretty lucky guy. I have the amazing privilege of speaking with social media managers from a variety of brands and industries around the world on a daily basis. Listening and learning about the projects they’re working on, their biggest challenges, and what their aspirations are on social media now and in the future has helped me tremendously along the way.
I was a bit nervous before writing this post because there are so many possible golden rules for social media managers. I wondered, how could I ever hone in on the most important ones? From golden rules like setting proper social media goals to truly understanding consumer behavior and implementing that into your marketing strategy, this post could have taken on a variety of shapes and forms.
It’s been an exciting month at Buffer – Tons of fun social media initiatives, experiments, and thinking ahead on innovative ideas to continue to grow on all of our channels. Ideas like: How can we best market our new Buffer CultureLab podcast? What does our audience enjoy on Snapchat? How can we grow and stand out? Are we spending too little or too much on social media a ...
What was once a rumor that Twitter would update its 140 character count guidelines is now official in the social media sphere: In the coming months, we’re introducing new ways for you to express even more with a Tweet: https://t.co/l1sWRvXWqr pic.twitter.com/zzhWpRcABs — Twitter (@twitter) May 24, 2016 Twitter announced Tuesday morning that within the next few months, ...
You’ve crafted the perfect blog post: Well-researched, SEO optimized, contains the ideal keyword ratio with trustworthy outbound and internal links, and it even has a nifty infographic that you spent hours to create. All you have to do is queue it up in Buffer and watch it take off, right? I’ve been there, and I wish it were true! Social media managers and marketers know tha ...
In the spirit sharing, here are 11 hidden Facebook features that social media managers and marketer ...
Have you ever stumbled across a company’s Instagram account and wondered how they have so many followers or where they got all of those amazing images from? If you’re anything like me, that’s a reoccurring thought! For social media marketers managing Instagram and other social accounts this is something we all certainly strive for – Gorgeous images, a huge following, and incredible engagement .
When I first started diving into Facebook marketing for business I was happy to simply send out an error-free post. No typos? No poorly-cropped images? No negative feedback? Sweet! But with each new post came new learnings about Facebook marketing best-practices until it finally came to a point where I could explore all of the awesome features that Facebook has to offer. For the more than 1.
Today, there are 2.307 billion active social media users around the world. That’s nearly one-third of our planet’s total population of 7.125 billion! As social media marketing professionals, we’re lucky to reach even .000001% of that population with any one of our posts. This can feel a bit underwhelming for businesses and marketers looking to demonstrate the true value and ROI of social media.