Essena O’Neill, an 18-year-old Australian fashion blogger with half a million followers on Instagram, 200,000 on YouTube and Tumblr, and 60,000 on Snapchat, surprised many of her fans when she recently announced she’s quitting social media. Her Instagram account is now private and her bio reads:
New digital ad platforms are released every day, new changes and add-ons to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter are created constantly, Google changes its algorithm 500-600 times each year – it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
It’s easy to get carried away trying out the newest platforms and ‘hacks’ that you lose track of things that are actually important. So as a modern day marketer, how do we keep on top of all these changes?
The fast pace of communication on Social Media makes brands vulnerable to small slip ups that can spiral into disaster.
Remember IHOP’s embarrassing tweet earlier this month? It tried to make a joke about women’s breast.
There are 500 million tweets tweeted, 55 million facebook status updates, and more than 40 million post uploads on Instagram every day. How would you differentiate your company from the crowd and leverage psychology to get overwhelmed readers to focus on you?
Cognitive biases are simply the irrational behaviors we exhibit even when we believe our decisions are logical.
Social Media is like going on a diet. It’s difficult to get results; it takes endurance, and it’s frustrating. Fast, quick weight losses will always get you nowhere. Likewise, for Social Media to generate any revenue, you need to strategize and be patient.
Out of all the struggles Social Media Marketers face, boosting sales which ultimately justifies the need for an increased budget, is their biggest pain-point. Here, 7 Social Media experts share their tips on Social Media Marketing to boost sales & advice on how to measure your success.
I had wasted hours of my time and effort before I realized something:
What does Social Media mean to you? Social Media is a mega-trend, must-do for all marketers and non-marketers around the world, but how it’s perceived and used is different for each person and each brand.
Mustafa Akkoc asked on the Social Media Marketing forum on Linkedin – What is the meaning of Social Media to you in one or two words? Here are the 30 answers that stood out. Which ones are your favorite?
Twitter has quickly become a powerful tool for travelers, and they’re using it for everything from researching destinations to connecting with their hotels and airlines for discounts. Twitter and Millward Brown recently published an infographic describing how travelers use Twitter, and here are some valuable tips on how brands should use the social network.
Social networks have become an integral part of marketers’ lives today. While step 1 for new marketers is to engage easily-visible consumers periodically, here is a look seven different ways that sophisticated marketers use hashtag research and analytics to gain intelligence from social media.
Social media, while certainly still behind organic search, is now the fastest growing content distribution channel around the world. Over the years, this great shift means that much of the news we consume is being found thanks to the various social channels available to us.