Social Media Marketing 101

How do I get started on social media? This is a question that I continue to get when I speak on the impact of social media on a business’ marketing efforts. First, let’s discuss why your company would want to be active on social media. Reasons Why Businesses Use Social Media Marketing Here’s a great explainer video on 7 ways that your social media marketing can drive business results. How To Get Started With Social

Social Media Advertising Growth and Its Impact on Digital Marketing

Marketers have had to change nearly every aspect of their ad approaches to keep up with consumer behavior and technological trends. This infographic, How Social Media Has Changed The Ad Game from MDG Advertising, provides some of the key factors driving and influencing the shift toward social media advertising. When social media advertising first arrived on the scene, marketers used it to simply connect with their audiences. However, today’s marketers have had to change many

Validate Your Social Media Strategy Against this 8-Point Checklist

Most of the companies who come to us for social media assistance look at social media as a publishing and acquisition channel, severely limiting their ability to grow their brand’s awareness, authority, and conversions online. There’s so much more to social media, including listening to your customers and competitors, expanding your network, and growing the authority your people and brand have online. If you limit yourself to just publishing and expecting a sale here and

12 Tasks in Every Social Media Marketer’s Work Week

A few minutes a day? A couple hours a week? Nonsense. Social media requires a continuous, ongoing effort for companies to realize fully the potential of the medium to grow an audience and build a community. Take a look at the Social Media Checklist that we’ve previously published and you’ll find it requires quite an effort, selection of tools, and investment of time. This infographic is my take on the time investment required to develop