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This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with the latest ideal image sizes for the various social media platforms, as of July 2017. You’ve got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. You know what the brain loves about visuals and how to build something beautiful to drive engagement.
The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention (Peach) or become part of our daily lives (Snapchat). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust! Every week, people build and launch new social media tools, empowering us marketers in our day-to-day work.
As a marketing team spread around the world — from the West Coast in the US to the East Coast in the US to Canada, to the UK and Singapore, we always keep an eye on the latest marketing and productivity tools to help us stay connected and do our best work. Our team also covers a range of marketing disciplines from social media to community building, to press relations, to content marketing.
Much has been written on the Buffer Blog about social media strategy. In the last month alone, we’ve covered (in great detail) everything from Facebook Messenger marketing and managing multiple social media accounts to creating remarkable content and the rise of micro-influencers. One thing that often gets overlooked in all of the detail is a more general approach to social m ...
Many experts predicted that 2017-2018 would be the “age of video marketing on social media” and the data is showing that they were overwhelmingly correct. Video has erupted onto the scene with brands and businesses creating more video than ever before – with no signs of slowing down. Consumers are loving it, too! HubSpot, for example, found that 43% of people want to see more ...
There are now more than 1.3 billion people using Facebook Messenger every month1Techcrunch, 2017. Yes, billion with a b! Have you considered the possibility of using it for your marketing? We certainly have. And we have been experimenting with different ways to include Messenger as one of our go-to marketing tools, by sending out our latest blog posts through Messenger and en ...
How do you feel when people comment on your social media posts? Awesome, right? A comment is or some form of engagement is usually a sign that people love your social media content. And it’s important to reciprocate and respond to these interactions. But at the same time, engaging with your followers can be time-consuming.
One of the first few things people see when they visit your social media profiles is your cover photo. Whether it’s your Facebook Page, LinkedIn Company Page, or YouTube channel, your cover photo is the biggest image on the page. And people will see your cover photo even before they see any of your posts.
Engagement on Facebook Pages has fallen by 70 percent since the start of 2017, according to BuzzSumo who analyzed over 880 million Facebook posts by brands and publishers. As a social media marketer, it is worrying to see these trends. But we feel there are ways we can combat this organic reach decline on Facebook and we’d love to share some strategies with you.
Curating top content from around the web is a great strategy to increase your social media reach. For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with high-quality content from third-party sources. But where do you start with curation? There are many great websites on all sorts of topics. With our community’s help, we put together an ultimate list of content curation so ...
Not all content needs to be shared everywhere. And not all content is suitable for every social media platforms. It’s all right to post entirely different things on different platforms. In fact, it might even help you to boost your engagement. For example, if you take a look at our Twitter and Instagram accounts, you’ll notice that we post entirely different things on each platform.
Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time. You don’t just need to think about what types of content you’re going to create, but also how you can customize your social media posts for each platform. For example, you might create: A video for Facebook A GIF for Twitter An infographic for Pinterest How do you ...
The interest in influencer marketing has been growing steadily over the past few years and more people are seeking to understand more about it now than ever before. Just take a look at this Google Trends chart: According to eMarketer, 48 percent of marketers decided to increase their budget for influencer marketing in 2017. And only four percent had plans to decrease their budget.
How do you create something that lasts in marketing and social media? Not just for 15 minutes, or even for a year. But for a lifetime. Today, we as marketers are so focused on what’s next. We create content, ship it, and move onto the next project without even blinking an eye. Is there another way? A way to create perennial sellers? Best-selling author, Ryan Holiday, has ded ...
Should our business be on Instagram or Snapchat? Or both? With Instagram and Snapchat becoming increasingly similar, many social media managers find themselves asking these questions. To help you figure out which platform — Instagram or Snapchat — is more suitable for your business, we decided to analyze the differences between the two platforms.
As a social media manager, it can be super fun to strategize and come up with multiple ways to share content with your audience. But it’s also easy to get stuck in a creative rut. I know I’ve certainly found myself pondering questions like: What content should I share on our social media profiles? How can I share a blog post on Facebook in a new, creative way? How can ...
More than 700 million people use Instagram and 400 million of those users check the app daily. With such a large audience, and some incredibly business friendly updates such as Instagram Ads, Stories, and Business Tools, Instagram is becoming a must-have channel in many social media marketing strategies.
More than 15 million businesses now use Instagram worldwide and over half of those businesses are creating Stories every month. Stories are an incredible way to connect with your audience in fresh and authentic ways. Who knows, maybe they’ll even become the new News Feed. But creating attractive Instagram Stories can be challenging and time-consuming.
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