Hashtags have become synonymous with social media marketing and it's no wonder why. A totally unique component of social media, hashtags have the ability to grow your following, expand the reach of your content and highlight important words within your status updates. One less obvious thing that your hashtags tell your audience is whether you actually know … Continue reading The Top 5 #Hashtag Mistakes Marketers Make On Social Media
Now that the buzz and media frenzy about the demise of RadioShack and the analysis of why by Wall Street and other experts is beginning to subside, another consideration should be examined. What happens to brands that do not remain relevant, stop innovating and sit on their hind quarters? Well in short, they RadioShack... Are You Relevant? … Continue reading When Brands Fail To Remain Relevant, They RadioShack – Who’s Next?
There are a few highly important things that separate big brand social media marketing from everyone else, and that is the human component. Big brands are able to focus their social media marketing on their brand, branding and advertising components that are centered around the company's image and other major media advertising components. There is … Continue reading 9 Characteristics Of Human, NOT Automated Social Media Marketing
One thing that has become obvious about the social media industry is change. Buzzwords, new trends and even big surveys that measure the next thing big business is focusing on in social are a never-ending stream of change. Content, influence marketing, analytics, engagement, branding, ROI and lead generation are just a few of the described "priorities" … Continue reading Social Media Marketing – Data And Results Matter
One of the things I think marketers forget about social media is that trust is a key factor in establishing, building and maintaining trust. It is the on AND offline foundation that all relationships are built from, yet so many do not consciously take this into account. What is Trust? Trust is the reliance on … Continue reading Relationships Are Built On A Foundation Of Trust
One of the biggest mistakes made in social media marketing is building the wrong communities. What we mean by that is that many brands and marketers build followings of their peers, competitors or incorrect prospects, rather than their target audience. Subsequently, the time spent on social networks engaging, creating and posting content doesn't achieve the … Continue reading Identifying And Growing Your Target Social Media Audience
It's that time of year again when many social media "professionals" publish their predictions for the coming new year. Rarely, but on occasion, there are less than general forecasts that hit the bullseye. More often than not, many of the predicted transformations, platform trajectories and overall suggested industry paths are more or less off base … Continue reading Top 2015 Social Media Predictions – Disruptive Technologies