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  • Messenger Apps for Business: How to Use Chat for Marketing

    Mobile messaging is on the rise. More than 1.4 billion people used mobile messaging apps in 2016 according to eMarketer—an increase of almost 16 percent over 2015. According to Nielsen’s Facebook Messaging Survey, 59 percent of people use messaging apps more now than they did two years ago, and 56 percent expect to use messaging even more over the next two years.

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  • 8 Free Resources to Soundtrack Your Social Video Without Getting Sued

    If you’re posting social videos to YouTube, you should know that the site takes audio copyright very seriously. If you include music that doesn’t belong to you, your video will likely be taken down from the site, and after three “copyright strikes,” your account will be terminated—and you’ll be barred from creating a new account.

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  • How to Use UTM Parameters to Track Social Media Success

    Measuring the return on investment (ROI) of social is still the biggest challenge for social media marketers in North America, according to eMarketer. Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that their second-biggest challenge is securing budget and resources. After all, if you can’t show the ROI, where’s the motivation to make the investment in the first place? The good news is th ...

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  • A Social Video Toolkit to Save You Time and Money

    If you aren’t already incorporating social video into your marketing strategy, it may well be the technical side of things that’s holding you back. After all, while 84 percent of professional marketers have recently used video marketing, according to Animoto, only 55 percent of small and medium-sized business owners have done so.

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  • How to Optimize Video for Different Social Media Channels

    Social video: it’s kind of a big deal. People watch more than 100 million hours of video on Facebook every single day, and YouTube reaches more viewers in the coveted 18- to 49-year-old demographic than any cable network in the United States. Snapchat has been reported to have 10 billion video views every day.

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  • 6 Social Media Video Formats Marketers Need to Try

    There’s no question that social video has become a critical part of online marketing. After all, Facebook alone has 8 billion video views per day, and Bloomberg reported that Snapchat had 10 billion video views per day as of April 2016. That’s not even counting all the other social media video formats on channels like Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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  • Facebook Messenger: The Complete Guide for Business

    Would you ignore a channel with 1 billion active monthly users? If your brand is not currently using Facebook Messenger, that’s exactly what you’re doing. If you think messaging apps are just for personal communications, consider this: Nielsen’s Facebook Messaging Survey showed that messaging ranked second out of nine possible modes of communication with business, and that 53 ...

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  • 5 Surprising Ways to Optimize Your Facebook Ads

    You probably know by now that advertising your business on Facebook is no longer an option, no matter which demographic you’re marketing to. There have been rumblings in the media that younger people are moving away from Facebook, making the granddaddy of social networks a site primarily for, well, granddaddies. But it’s simply not true.

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  • 7 Key Strategies to Write Clickable Content for Every Social Network

    Let’s be clear right upfront: this post is not about clickbait—that dubious practice of pulling in clicks by withholding information (“you’ll never believe what happened next!”) or misleading readers (“lose 30 pounds by eating this one weird food!”). Instead, it’s about crafting quality social media content that provides clear value and compels readers to click through to your ...

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  • How to Use WeChat for Business: A Guide for Marketers

    Imagine, if you will, a country of more than 1.3 billion people with no access to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Now imagine that more than half of those people—846 million, to be precise—are using one online social service to chat and share with friends, read news, play games, track their fitness goals, make voice and video calls, shop online, and even pay for lunch. This is not a fantasy.

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  • What is Social Selling and Why Should Your Brand Care?

    Social selling: by now you’ve certainly heard of it, but you may not be entirely sure what it means. Is it the same as social media marketing? (No.) What about social media advertising? (Nope, that’s something else altogether.) So just what is social selling? Is it simply one more digital buzzword soon to be relegated to the virtual dustbin of 2016? With sales professionals wh ...

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  • A Long List of Twitter Statistics All Social Media Marketers Should Know

    When crafting a marketing strategy, data is your best friend. Knowing exactly who is using a particular social network—and what they’re looking for when they do—is key to creating a social presence that creates engagement, brand awareness, and even sales. Here, we dig deep to uncover all of the most important Twitter statistics for social media marketers, so you can plan and e ...

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  • How to Use Twitter Ads: The Complete Guide for Business

    Since it launched 10 years ago, Twitter has become a prime way for people to interact with brands, from contests to customer service to Twitter chats and more. With 313 million active users, there are plenty of potential eyeballs out there for your brand messaging. But with 500 million Tweets sent per day, it can also be easy for your message to get lost in the noise.

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  • Social Media Advertising: The Complete Guide

    It’s no secret that digital advertising has become a key part of most marketing campaigns. Internet advertising spend overtook newspaper ad spending way back in 2013, and eMarketer predicts that it will overtake TV ad spending for the first time by the end of this year. The numbers are huge: an anticipated $72.

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