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  • 10 Unexpected Ways to Use Pinterest

    You’ve probably seen a lot of people share recipes or product wish lists on Pinterest. And while there’s nothing wrong with a classic, tried, tested, and true approach to your Pinterest strategy, it’s always fun to shake things up. Think outside of the box when it comes to your time on Pinterest with the following ten ideas.

    Hootsuitein Social- 25 readers -
  • Not Sure What to Post on Social Media? 10 Content Ideas That Work

    Every social media manager has been there. You know you should post something but are fresh out of interesting ideas. What will my audience care about? How many times have I done the same thing? The more urgent the need to post something is, the more blank your mind becomes. This cheat sheet of engaging social media content ideas will help you beat that dreaded writer’s block.

    Hootsuitein Social Content- 13 readers -
  • The Best Social Media Conferences to Attend in 2017

    Now that you’ve recycled those champagne corks and swept up the last of the New Year’s Eve confetti, it’s time to think about how to jumpstart your professional growth in 2017. While you could hunker down and crack open a stack of social media theory textbooks, there is a much better option—attending social media conferences.

    Hootsuitein Social EMail- 16 readers -
  • Top LinkedIn Demographics That Matter to Social Media Marketers

    There is no social network more catered to business professionals than LinkedIn. Whether you’re a recruiter looking for top notch prospects, a content creator looking to publish an article, or a marketer hoping to reach the most valuable audience, LinkedIn is a powerful platform. Before you begin your social strategy, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with LinkedIn demo ...

    Hootsuitein Social- 18 readers -
  • The Top Snapchat Statistics You Need to Know for Business

    Snapchat has grown from a marketing question mark to a marketing must-have in a relatively short time. Since its inception, Snapchat has skyrocketed in popularity amongst not only individuals, but businesses. Like any social media strategy, using Snapchat for business requires thoughtful planning.

    Hootsuitein Social- 15 readers -
  • How Hootsuite Does Social Customer Support: Tips from Our Experts

    If customers are reaching out to your company and not getting the answers they want, you can be sure they’re taking their business elsewhere. Thankfully, social media has revolutionized the world of customer support—making it more efficient than ever. Using social media, support teams can listen for complaints and grievances, connect with customers, and provide personalized solutions.

    Hootsuitein Social How To's- 18 readers -
  • What Customers Really Want from Your Facebook Page

    Businesses need to be able to put themselves in their customers’ shoes. By thinking like your target audience, you’re able to assess what they need, what they could do without, and what their pain points are. Then, you can tailor your marketing strategy to satisfy these needs. As you already know, Facebook is a key arena for focusing on your customers and empathizing with their needs.

    Hootsuitein Social- 8 readers -
  • The Pinterest Statistics That Matter to Your Business

    Pinterest is not simply a network for spreading information, but one geared towards action. Users flock to the site to find ideas for cooking, wearing, decorating, building, creating, and—most importantly for your business—buying. Pinterest is a top resource for shoppers looking for that perfect product or gift, and your brand needs to be there.

    Hootsuitein Social- 17 readers -
  • The Ultimate List of LinkedIn Statistics That Matter to Your Business

    There’s no better place to connect with business professionals than on LinkedIn, the most popular social platform for professional networking. Using LinkedIn for your business can be tricky, but with some research you can direct your strategy in the right direction. Continue reading for the LinkedIn statistics that matter to your business.

    Hootsuite- 14 readers -
  • 9 Free Resources and Tools to Make You a Better Social Media Marketer

    As a social media marketer, you know that having your finger on the pulse of the digital world is crucial to success. You need to be constantly learning and gaining new skills. But finding the time to not only learn new skills, but master them, can be a challenge. To help you out, we put together a list of free online resources so that you can stay ahead of the curve and bette ...

    Hootsuite- 15 readers -
  • The Social Media Glossary: 226 Essential Definitions

    A lot can change in a year, especially in the world of social media. It can be difficult to keep up with all of the terms and slang used with the introduction of new technologies and platforms, so we decided it was time to update our Social Media Glossary. Like previous editions of the glossary, this is a living document that will continue to grow as we add more terms and expand our definitions.

    Hootsuitein Social EMail- 18 readers -
  • Expert Design Tips For Your Social Media Images

    You already know that images and visuals make your content more shareable on social media. But you can’t just add any photo to your posts and hope for the best. Low-quality, blurry, or poorly edited images simply won’t cut it. To make sure your social media strategy is being enhanced instead of dragged down by your visuals, we consulted Hootsuite designers Jocelyn Aarnoutse an ...

    Hootsuitein Social- 11 readers -
  • 4 Ways Nonprofits Use Social to Boost Awareness

    Connecting with an audience on social media can be a challenge for any company. And for nonprofit organizations with limited resources and high competition, getting a message heard can be especially difficult. Beating these odds are four dynamic nonprofits who have harnessed the power of social media.

    Hootsuite- 13 readers -
  • What Social Media Marketers Get Wrong About SEO: The 4 Biggest Mistakes

    Search engine optimization, or SEO, is probably one of the most misunderstood marketing practices today. From keywords to algorithms, understanding SEO can be a time-consuming and seemingly complex undertaking for most marketers. What keywords work best? How many links should I use? You might have a lot of questions, but the bottom line is this: SEO is about getting your conten ...

    Hootsuitein Social SEO- 14 readers -
  • What Marketers Can Learn From 3 Creative Facebook Ads

    They know you better than you know yourself, they’re always there when you need them, and they know exactly what you want. Of course, we’re talking about Facebook ads. We all know the feeling of being annoyed and interrupted by advertisements, but there are a number of highly creative and clever Facebook ads that can make you forget that they’re trying to sell you something.

    Hootsuitein Social- 10 readers -
  • The Complete Emoji Guide for Social Media Marketers

    You can’t ignore them any longer—emoji are here to stay. Once confined to adolescent instant messages, these little cartoons now pervade our texts and social media posts. Including emoji in Tweets is shown to increase engagement by 25.4 percent over emoji-free messages, and using them in Facebook posts can increase your number of Likes by 57 percent, and comments and shares by 33 percent.

    Hootsuitein Social- 9 readers -
  • Instagram Post Ideas: 6 Types of Content That Work

    It’s Monday morning, and you’re standing in front of your closet. You sift through your clothes hangers and empty out your dresser drawers, but the truth is inevitable—you have nothing to wear. This is the same exasperated feeling you get when you’ve run out of ideas and can’t think of anything for your Instagram posts.

    Hootsuitein Social Content- 12 readers -
  • What’s Next in Digital Transformation? 4 Questions With Microsoft

    When is the last time you used a paper cheque to pay for something? How often have you used a physical calendar to plan a meeting? Is the telephone on your desk more of a decorative sculpture than a way of communicating? It can’t be ignored anymore: digital technology touches every part of our lives and the way we run our businesses—and nobody knows this better than Microsoft.

    Hootsuite- 23 readers -
  • How Social Continues to Shape the Buyer’s Journey: A Q&A with Marketo

    Think about the last big-ticket item that you bought. Chances are, you didn’t simply go to the store and pick out the first television that caught your eye. You probably spent some time researching the product and reading customer reviews so that you could make an informed decision. Thanks to social media, today’s consumer is more educated and equipped than ever.

    Hootsuitein Social How To's- 10 readers -