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Businesses Invest in Social Media Marketing to Support SEO Strategy

Clutch Survey says that More Than Two-Thirds (68%) Of Businesses That Focus On Paid Search Hire An SEO Company, Compared To Just 37% That Rely On In-House Staff Social media marketing is the leading SEO service priority among U.S. businesses in 2018, according to new research from Clutch and Ignite Visibility. Over 90% of businesses that invest in SEO also invest in social media. The survey of 303 marketing decision-makers at US businesses reveals that most tend to shape their SEO strategy based on the SEO services…

Tweet Your Way to Success: A Guide to Social Media Marketing & Strategic Thinking

Managing a Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram page is a more simplistic piece of implementing a marketing strategy – right? Wrong. Although sending out tweets and posting on Instagram might be as straightforward as hitting a button and waiting for the likes to roll in, what many companies struggle with is creating content that aligns with the brand’s overall marketing objectives. And, even if your likes are reaching the 1,000s, are you really reaching your target market? The truth is, branding efforts can go awry…

Hootsuite Report: Social Media Impact is Top-Of-Mind for Businesses in Asia Pacific

New Hootsuite Report Finds That Social Media Impact Is Immense on the Business Objectives; States That Social Data Brings Many Benefits Beyond Marketing at an Organizational Level Hootsuite, the most widely used social media management platform, announced the release of its report on social media measurement, "From Insights to Action: How Asia Pacific organizations are unlocking the ROI of social media," which highlights how organizations in the region are tracking social media impact and correlating it to business…

Social Media Marketing Moves from Megaphone to Targeted Conversations

The emergence of social media in marketing has drastically revolutionized the ways marketers and brands engage with consumers. Moving away from more traditional digital tactics, brands have started leveraging influencers to amplify their messaging, assist with reaching out to new and existing audiences, and, ultimately, to aid in driving increased sales. A recent study conducted by Demand Gen Report suggests that 87% of B2B buyers give more credence to content with influencers. Yet, many brands are not fully embracing…

Can Your Video Compete on Social Media?

In An Oversaturated Market, Socialbaker’s New Video Performance Benchmark Feature Keeps an Eye on Context and Competitors So Your Video Doesn't Lose Out Four in 5 millennials check out video content when they research a purchase decision. More than half of the population watch videos online every day. Facebook is rated as the most impactful social channel for video — 8.4 times higher than any other social channel — with more than 8 billion videos being watched each day. Adoption of native video across media is almost…

Breaking Down the Data Silo: How Social Media Data Has Crossed Department Lines to Provide Insight Throughout an Organization

Social media is more pervasive than ever and poised for further evolution. It has been reborn over the course of the past few years as a hyperfocused business tool– more targeted, simpler to use, and possibly more effective than before. Think about how social media use has transformed over the last couple of years: platforms are growing in size, the number of platforms has increased, and conversations have become more detailed and complex. Rather than being siloed to researching marketing messages and measuring the…

Gaining the Millennial Stamp of Approval on Social Media

Engrossed in technology and well versed in the over-played marketing anthem, millennials can smell insincerity from a mile away and one artificial move from your company could be death for your brand Establishing authenticity and a cohesive brand voice across all social media platforms is essential in establishing trust and loyalty from millennials. With the constant exposure to media, millennials have already witnessed the major missteps and triumphs of brands, resulting in a different set of expectations for…

Report finds C-Suite’s Use Of Social Media Is On The Rise

Study Sheds Light On Executive Social Media Use; Trump Tweets Have Little Impact Social media use among C-Suite executives is on the rise, with 66 percent reporting they use social media professionally, and 70 percent of those saying they regularly create and share original content. That means the so-called "lurker" ratio among socially active executives (just 25 percent) is opposite of that found among the general population (around 75 percent), a new study reveals. Interestingly, Chief Executive Donald Trump's …

SOCi Adds Instagram Publishing, Updated Analytics to Continue to Streamline Social Media for Multi Location Businesses

 SOCi, a leading SaaS enterprise solution for large-scale social media and reputation management, announced the release of new and improved features to the SOCi platform. The brands, franchises, agencies, and property management firms that leverage SOCi's technology platform to manage their local social media and reviews pages can now benefit from the following new functionalities: Instagram Publishing & the New SOCi Mobile App Adding to the suite of tools business can use to publish content across…

How to Spot a Social Media Account That’s Impersonating Your Brand

For anyone who’s wanted to throw their phone at the wall in frustration when confronted with another ‘please listen to the following 10 options’ after being on hold for an hour just to ask a company a simple question, the promise of getting someone to respond to you directly via a quick post on social media is an enticing one. Companies seem to agree too and are quickly responding to customers’ demands to use social media as a communication channel. Banks, utility companies, and retailers, in particular, are embracing…

4 Social Media Risks You Need To Prepare For

Isn’t social media fantastic? You can reach millions of people in seconds around the world, offering unrivalled opportunities to engage on a one-to-one level with your customers. But as with all things, there’s always a dark side, ready to bite you. It’s no use ignoring it, or thinking ‘it won’t happen to me’. Instead you need to prepare for the inevitable. People share bad stuff online. All the time. We won’t touch on the ‘why’ in this blog (unless you have a few thousand hours to spare!), instead we’ve shared four of…

Is Unmoderated Social Media a Good Idea?

Go back in a time machine to the early 2000s and you’ll witness the birth of social media. It started off as a way of connecting with friends, chatting across the globe and sharing ideas. The original Twitter question ‘What are you doing?’ was deliberately designed to allow people to post their responses publicly, rather than between known connections (and is probably responsible for the whole ‘take a photo of your lunch’ trend now we think about it). Twitter made anonymity mainstream. 20 years on social media has changed…

#SamSales’ Five Tips for Getting Personal on Social Media

As a career sales executive, I can say with experience: social media has completely changed how we do business. Social media is an entire ecosystem of audiences and potential customers that we, as salespersons, can tap into at will - of course, with varying degrees of success. With Twitter’s launch of a new direct message button, social media strategy has evolved once again. Now brands, companies, sales reps, you name it, have even more opportunities to actively engage users through chat bots and other automated services.…

Hootsuite Adds Adobe Content to Empower Social Media Marketers

Integration With Adobe Enables Hootsuite Marketers To Easily Discover, Create, And Distribute Content Across Paid And Organic Social Channels Designer, photographer, filmmaker, webinar champion and much more—Hootsuite marketers can now master the ways of social media marketing by bringing the power of Adobe Creative Cloud to their arsenal. The leading social media marketing platform has announced a collaboration with Adobe which would give Hootsuite’s customers seamless ability to access, edit, distribute, and gain…

Use These 3 Brainstorming Exercises to Fuel Your Next Social Media Campaign

Brainstorming, creating, and executing a social media campaign requires a lot of research, time, and effort from your marketing team. Experimenting with new social media channels and audiences has the added weight of uncertainty that the campaign won’t deliver the ROI needed to validate your marketing budget’s investment. As marketers, we have to keep innovating and trying new things, so this can put us in a tough spot. With new technologies emerging from advancements of AI and personalization, now more than ever is the…

“Social media is a database that can help marketers understand their target audience”

"Social media networks are databases of user-generated content that can help marketers understand their target audience."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Socedo and how you got here. I am the co-founder and CEO of Socedo. At Socedo, our mission is to help B2B marketers better engage and communicate with their audiences by leveraging intent data from the social web. I’ve been in the social media marketing space for 10 years. My journey as an entrepreneur started out when I was a…

Social Media TechBytes with Nik Pai, CoFounder of LiftMetrix, a HootSuite Company

Last month, Hootsuite announced the launch of Hootsuite Impact and Hootsuite Value Realization services to help enterprises understand how to best measure and maximize the business impact of their investment in social media. In February 2017, the leading social media management platform acquired LiftMetrix, a social media ROI solutions provider for mobile. Nik Pai, the co-founder and CEO at LiftMetri, spoke to MarTech Series on how marketers can leverage social media analytics to improve B2B engagements and impact the…

AdParlor Introduces First AI-Powered Technology to Enhance Social Media Advertising Effectiveness

Investing in social media is not a viral content marketing strategy anymore. Marketers are taking serious efforts to leverage this platform to create enriching customer engagement and make predictive analytics on user behavior. Success in social media marketing, however, becomes ominous with the addition of the sixth element of MarTech –Artificial Intelligence (AI). AdParlor, the leading all-in-one shop for social media advertising platform, announced world’s first AI-powered analytical capability to test ad effectiveness.…

NetBase Brings Natural Language Processing to Social Media Monitoring; Launches “Instant Search” Solution for On-Demand Social…

According to a market research report, natural language processing market size is estimated to grow from $7.63 billion in 2016 to $16.07 billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.1%. Social media monitoring segment is expected to be among the top investors in natural processing market. NetBase, by introducing natural language processing for social monitoring, reveals how this cognitive technology adds power and balance to existing martech stacks. NetBase, the leading provider of social media…

IPG Mediabrands Unveils AI-Based Social Media Content Agency; Hires Rob Bernstein as EVP

IPG Mediabrands, the leading digital media, and automated buying platform unveiled a global social media and digital content agency called Mediabrands Society. The announcement comes following the media firms latest hiring of Rob Bernstein as EVP, managing director at IPG. Bernstein will report to COO Chris Loll, IPG Mediabrands. The global leadership program at Mediabrands Society is yet to be announced. IPG Mediabrands will offer a comprehensive suite of social media tools and on-demand media agency operation designed…