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When you’re running a social media ad campaign, the right toolkit will keep all your well-laid plans running effectively. We chatted with our social marketing specialist Gabrielle Maheux about the tools she uses when managing Hootsuite’s own social ad efforts. A toolkit for social ads managers AdEspresso by Hootsuite AdEspresso by Hootsuite allows us to do a number of importan ...
Are you getting business results from your activities on social media? In our latest Hootcast podcast, we chat with social selling expert Koka Sexton about how to find and engage potential customers on social media. In this podcast you’ll learn: What social selling is and why it matters How to build long-term relationships on social Tips on how marketing and sales can ...
When you’re struggling to come up with new, exciting social content, it’s helpful to look back at your “North Star”—a past post that was really successful. By understanding what went well and why, you can set guidelines that will help you consistently produce high-performing content. We chatted with our social team about Hootsuite’s top-performing social posts, and they gave ...
Retailer Herschel Supply Company’s #WellTravelled hashtag attracts millions of users from around the world—and has become a shining example for how to do effective marketing on Instagram. In this episode of our Hootcast podcast, we sit down with Herschel’s community manager, Sheila Lam, and global marketing director, Mikey Scott, to chat about the strategy behind this powerful hashtag.
Social media continues to change the way we buy. As a global brand, how do you adapt to reach your customers? In this episode of the Hootcast podcast, we chat with Arnaud de Broves, digital marketing manager at leading hotel operator AccorHotels, about their strategy for reaching customers at every stage in the buyer journey.
Watching your first 360 video is the equivalent of getting your first smartphone—it completely changes the user experience. Video is one of the most effective ways to engage your audience on social—on Facebook, for example, users watch 100 million hours every day. And 360 video doesn’t disappoint.
Have you ever sat through a presentation that wasn’t meant for you? You stare blankly at a screen of numbers and nonsensical acronyms, then you disengage after five minutes and daydream about your after-work bike ride. When you’re trying to prove the value of social media to your CMO—or even CEO—you can’t afford to lose their attention. Their time is precious.
Are your social campaigns reaching new customers? In this episode of the Hootcast podcast, we sit down with Amanda Rotstein, digital editor at Roots Canada, who tells us how the retailery ran an Instagram campaign that got 150,000 leads. Hootsuite’s own social expert Amanda Wood follows that up with lessons from 2016 along with tips for your 2017 social strategy.
Social media is one of the most effective channels for customer support in today’s digital world. Whether they have questions, complaints, or compliments, people are increasingly using social to connect with businesses. While your brand may be well-versed in social marketing, it’s still easy to overlook the basics when it comes to social customer support.
Want to reach a truly global audience? We all know the big name social networks for English-speaking audiences—Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.—but what about ones that are popular in other regions around the world? There are lots of social networks used around the globe that can teach us a thing or two about e-commerce, virtual reality, and the future of messaging.
Social media advertising is a force in the digital advertising space. Facebook’s social ads accounted for more than $6.8 billion in revenue—and that was just in Q3 of 2016. Social ads offer an effective way to reach your customers, increase revenue, and track your ROI down to the penny. But before you start running ads, you need to identify key metrics and learn how to track them.
Responding to customers on social is no longer a luxury, it’s essential to the success of your business. Around 67 percent of consumers in the U.S. now turn to social media for customer service requests. Brands that deliver on these expectations are winning out—both in terms of customer advocacy and year-over-year revenue growth. But it’s not easy.
Snapchat isn’t an easy social network to master. It’s riddled with tricky features—even the most social-savvy users aren’t always aware of the capabilities available to them. If you’re using Snapchat for business, there’s a lot to discover beyond the basics and the fun hacks. Even if you’re a seasoned Snapchatter, this guide should offer you some new and useful tricks to bette ...
Every year, U.S. businesses loses around $1 trillion dollars due to the “digital skills gap”—where employees don’t know how to use, or aren’t aware of, the technology available to them. According to a Harris poll survey in Entrepreneur, only one in 10 American workers have mastered their employers’ tools.
Spending under half an hour a day managing social media may sound like a tall order, especially considering that an average user spends approximately two hours per day on social. But if you’re in charge of multiple marketing activities for your company, you may not have that much time on your hands to dedicate to social.
When you have a million items on your to-do list, creative time can easily fall by the wayside. However, it’s one of the most important—and often most neglected—aspects of a social media manager’s job. If you write for social, ignoring creative time isn’t a sustainable strategy. You need to make room to think and write, otherwise you may find yourself relying on lazy tactics.
It’s not always simple for brands in regulated industries to get on board with social media. There are risks, and the legal processes offered on traditional communication channels like email aren’t easily replicated. Now, thanks to technology—which allows brands to automate important regulatory processes—these companies can be on social in a safe and secure way.
If you’re thinking about how to improve your Facebook strategy and aren’t sure where to start, these apps for your Facebook Page can help. Here’s why: Facebook apps don’t require a ton of effort and they’re super handy. They let you customize your existing Facebook Page in a way that enhances the experience for your customers.
Just like reading the right textbooks can help you pass a tricky exam, following the right people on social media can give you insights that will help you grow your brand. If you’re looking to make your Facebook feed a little less about weekends at the beach and more about the latest in social media marketing, we’ve got you covered.
Finding the right influencers and building relationships is hugely important for your brand. It will help you reach a wider audience, target ideal customers, and create more trust between you and your social following. According to a McKinsey Study, marketing-inspired word-of-mouth generates more than twice the sales of paid advertising and customers have a 37 percent higher retention rate.