Live video is a HOT topic. Here are 8 considerations to maximize the success of your business or brand’s foray into broadcasting live video.
The introduction of a Facebook-esque feed algorithm on Instagram isn’t something you should be losing sleep over for your business.
With an observable self-awareness of how ridiculous some might feel about Apple’s obsession to detail, Tim Cook introduced two videos during the company’s Spring Forward event .
Curating content is an amazing way to fill your content pipeline, but frequently is lazily executed, not well thought through, and in some cases, is abused.
Directly connecting social media activity to sales is an ongoing challenge for many businesses. The problem is that attempting to find a ‘direct connection’ to some extent ignores the ‘social’ aspect of social media, as well as the non-linear path to purchase.
Another week, another social media blunder. How to avoid being in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons.
Consumer behaviour and consumption habits of video content across devices and platforms is constantly shifting, so keeping a finger on the pulse of those shifts allows us to better plan our own video content, and anticipate results.
Starbucks delivery hasn’t even launched, but is a great case in storytelling, customer experience and smart brand management.
Frequently, when hashtags are being discussed – in blog posts, books, whitepapers, as part of campaigns, in meetings, or wherever – their importance is held so high that I find it verging on laughable.
A hashtag, plain and simple, is a tool for sociability.
Facebook recently announced a new advertising product that will surely be of great interest to small and medium sized businesses: local awareness ads.
A huge number of people continue to use email as their primary social sharing tool in the workplace, but are completely ineffective at using it properly.
Here are 6 tips to ensure that the content you share with colleagues and coworkers via email actually gets read, applied and responded to.
For many businesses and brands, success on YouTube remains elusive, and to many, the challenges the platform presents can seem insurmountable.
There are, however, some powerhouse brands that are thriving on the platform.
It may seem counterintuitive, but there is actually good reason for why the content your business’ social media audience wants, is not the content your organization should be creating and publishing.
Why are we all so eager to spend as little time as possible on our business’ social media marketing efforts?
There tends to be a strong correlation between the time, energy and effort put toward implementing a smartly crafted social media strategy, and expected results.
Facebook announced late last week that they are testing a new method for people to discover and buy products directly on the platform, and there’s good reason to be excited for this potential new feature.
Twitter’s downloadable analytics are far from being as robust as social media juggernaut Facebook’s, however, there are still a number of ways that you can slice and dice the data provided to glean deeper Twitter insights.
It is important to be clear about the distinction between strategy and tactics because misinformation leads to bad decision-making. There is too much at stake for this to not be perfectly clear.
Facebook’s control over the content that appears in users’ news feeds has rightfully been a hot topic of late, but the impact this has on our social media marketing efforts is really only half of the story.
The other half of the story, of course, is the impact it has on users.
The ill-advised focus that some organizations and people give to acquiring masses of Twitter followers, and the tactics they employ to inflate their numbers, is sometimes mind boggling.
There are numerous tools and services available that make filling your social media feeds with content incredibly easy, but just because it’s easy, doesn’t necessarily mean you should use them.
There are many ways that you can use social media to great effect that have absolutely nothing to do with creating content.
There are a huge number of ways that social media advocates can have a positive impact on your business.
The challenge is that identifying advocates isn’t always a simple task, and more challenging still is finding ways to encourage those advocates to sustain high-levels of involvement within your social media communities.
Building trust can lead to increased loyalty, build advocacy, create evangelists, improve the potency of your marketing messages, mitigate customer churn, and generally strengthen the emotional connection people have with your brand.
Investing in social media customer service support and responding to consumer feedback can have a dramatically positive influence on purchase intent, and not just for the consumers you interact with.
Unless you’ve been spending the last couple of months on ICQ or MySpace, you know that Twitter recently launched a massive new redesign for user profiles. But is this just a precursor to an even bigger, more meaningful update?
The problem with ‘engagement’ is that it doesn’t tell us much at all. It’s not really a definitive indicator of anything except that someone clicked a button, or mashed a few keys on their keyboard.