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
One of the worst things about spam, whether traditional email spam or today's more prevalent social media spam is that it preys on the inexperienced and most vulnerable user. They typically don't know what they don't know and therefore are easily taken advantage of by others. New social media users are more likely to click … Continue reading The 4 Types Of Social Media Spammers – Which One Are You?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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