The Top 5 #Hashtag Mistakes Marketers Make On Social Media

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

Stay Between The Social Media Lines

The other day I was working in my office and my lil man (5-year-old) was in his play room coloring. Every 5 minutes or so he would come into my office carrying his dinosaur coloring book open to his latest masterpiece in order to show Papa what amazing creation he had completed this time. As … Continue reading Stay Between The Social Media Lines

Should We Be Lowering The Social Media Marketing Bar?

Yes, we should. Now let me explain... In my recent post entitled Top 2015 Social Media Predictions – Disruptive Technologies I covered one of the important disruption areas to watch this year, that was General Social Media Marketing. In fact it was the number one item listed in my 2015 predictions. Specifically I was referring to making social … Continue reading Should We Be Lowering The Social Media Marketing Bar?

Social Media Marketing – Data And Results Matter

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

Relationships Are Built On A Foundation Of Trust

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

Identifying And Growing Your Target Social Media Audience

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

The Two Sides Of Social Media Strategy Are Very Different Things

We often see a lot written and taught about social media strategy and the importance it plays in the success of integrated, digital marketing today. Unfortunately, there are substantial differences between the two elements of strategy that are frequently overlooked. Many consider strategy as something that you only do prior to or while you are … Continue reading The Two Sides Of Social Media Strategy Are Very Different Things

Top 2015 Social Media Predictions – Disruptive Technologies

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

Part 3 – What Is Social Media Friction And How To Reduce It

This is our final post in our series about social media friction. So far, we have covered the broad definition of friction and also detailed one of the most common types, Promotional/Results Friction. In our final blog on this topic, we are going to take a look at what is often the most challenging category of … Continue reading Part 3 – What Is Social Media Friction And How To Reduce It

Part 2 – What Is Social Media Friction And How To Reduce It

In our first post of this series, we attempted to define and detail social media friction and the general consequences it can have on your overall social media management and results. We also listed two of the main friction groups that most marketers need to focus on, which were 1) Promotional/Results Friction and 2) Process/Workflow Friction. In this second blog … Continue reading Part 2 – What Is Social Media Friction And How To Reduce It