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Social media management apps add efficiency

Social media management apps add efficiency

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A business cannot function at a optimum level in the modern marketplace without some form of social media presence as part of its marketing mix.Social media management software allows a company to organize and manage its social media strategy and networks in a more efficient manner. There are lots of options for social media management apps. Each has its unique features, and there’s something for everyone.Three of the most popular social media management solutions are Social Aider, SmarterQueue, and HootSuite.Unfortunately, there's no single solution that offers everything one may need to manage a social media marketing strategy as everyone has different tastes and needs.Each app platform offers its own pros and cons. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. The app that will work
How to Simplify Social Media with Automated Marketing

How to Simplify Social Media with Automated Marketing

Social Media Marketing
Social media marketing campaigns are easy to manage at first. You have few accounts, few followers, and just enough content to keep your page active.As your campaign matures, it gets harder to keep under control. At some point, you’ll realize that you don’t have enough time to interact with followers, create content, and monitor brand mentions all on your own.Using social CRM and automated marketing is the best way to make your campaign scalable and your efforts sustainable. Here’s how you can simplify your strategy:Add social media data to your CRMSocial CRM helps add several new facets to your marketing campaign. This TechTarget article goes over some of the most important factors:“Probably the most desired aspect of social CRM functionality, sales and marketing support, includes a ra
PublBox Has Found a New Approach How to Implement AI in Social Media Marketing

PublBox Has Found a New Approach How to Implement AI in Social Media Marketing

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SAN JOSE,Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AI technology is expanding across the B2B market, in particular social media marketing. Social networks like Facebook, Linkedln, Twitter, and Instagram apply smart search robots based on AI and ML to rank publications and increase users engagement. Consequently, AI has an impact on the content industry because it’s otherwise difficult to generate texts and visuals to reach audiences. The secret of success: make search bots love you. By researching search robots behaviors, PublBox has unlocked this secret, and has originated the idea of implementing a smart software powered by AI to help users create content to fully satisfy these robots. These developers are working on an innovati
7 Creative Ways to Boost Your Social Media Strategy

7 Creative Ways to Boost Your Social Media Strategy

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Develop a multichannel social media strategy that clearly articulates your brand voice, uses a mix of paid and organic means, and brings delight to followers. April 4, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Despite recent criticism among business and political commentators, social media networks remain some of the most important and unifying internet platforms. More than 2.5 billion people use social media networks, and that number is expected to grow in the coming years.Marketers must rely on more than just hashtags and emojis to make the most of channels like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. The world’s most successful social media marketers rely on a variety of sophisticated strategies designed to articu
Preparing to Fail: Expand the Definition of Crisis for a Successful Social Strategy

Preparing to Fail: Expand the Definition of Crisis for a Successful Social Strategy

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Social media has transformed consumer and brand interactions, sometimes for worse. To successfully navigate the contentions waves of social media, brands have to expand their definition of “crisis” and have a social crisis plan in place, ready for immediate rollout Fabrice Martin, SVP Marketing and Product Management, ClarabridgeSocial media has transformed the way brands interact with and support consumers, collect consumer feedback, develop their brand voice, and find new audiences. In the last few years brands like Wendy’s, Merriam-Webster, and MoonPie have managed to up their “digital street cred,” so to speak, by engaging in witty banter with consumers (and other brands) on Twitter, leading to heaps of earned media and a raised awareness in the public consciousness. On th
The Demand for Mobile-Ready Content Across Social Media Is Rising: Are You Ready?

The Demand for Mobile-Ready Content Across Social Media Is Rising: Are You Ready?

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|4 hours agoSocial media and marketing for mobile is the most potent cocktail of digital marketing for our times. It’s expected that by 2020, there will be close to 6.2 billion smartphones in the world. And the numbers of users of social media platforms hardly require any restatement.When you think of it, there’s hardly a digital marketing medium that’s not directly or indirectly linked to either of these platforms. It’s a natural outcome of all of these forces that demand for mobile friendly content on social media platforms is breaking new records every month.The big data revolutionGenerally, big data is a term used to refer to data systems characterized by three Vs: volume, velocity and variety. It’s surprising how all these characteristics are also defining the growth in demand for
Three Signs It's Time To Pivot Your Social Media Program

Three Signs It's Time To Pivot Your Social Media Program

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Pivoting your marketing tactics is a way of life in the digital age. Market dynamics can change in a blink of an eye and marketers need to respond quickly by tweaking or completely pivoting their programs. Social media is particularly vulnerable to the whims of the market and public opinion, as a single negative social media post can affect your brand’s reputation in minutes.Social media is an effective and proven channel to gain consumer insights and engage with your prospects and customers. Almost every marketing strategy now has some type of social media program. Some firms have implemented basic programs while others have embraced social media and are actively engaged daily with influencer microtargeting and social selling initiatives.Whether you have a basic program or a robust pro
The Six Biggest Challenges Facing Social Media Marketers

The Six Biggest Challenges Facing Social Media Marketers

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Marketers say not having enough staff and financial resources is the top challenge they face in executing well on social media, according to recent research from The Manifest.The report was based on data from a survey of 344 social media marketers from around the world who work for companies with more than 10 employees. Half of the respondents work for B2B firms and half work for B2C firms.Some 26% of social media marketers say not having enough human and financial resources is their biggest challenge. Other top challenges include not having a formal strategy (24% of respondents say so) and building followers and influencers (24%).Those are followed by tracking results (17%), keeping up with changing features on social platforms (4%), and selecting the right social channels to market on...
Engage121 Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation in PR and Social Media Communications Technology

Engage121 Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation in PR and Social Media Communications Technology

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Norwalk, Conn., April 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In 2018, Engage121, a social media communications software and services technology company headquartered in Connecticut, celebrates its 20th year of providing innovative and time-saving solutions for PR and marketing professionals, with a focus on small business clients. In its early years, Engage121 emerged as the technology leader in localized PR solutions for the franchise industry. Their experience in promoting local businesses to local audiences made them one of the first PR technology companies to recognize the value of social media in building a loyal, local community of prospects and customers. The company launched their flagship social media management portal, Engage121, in 2010. Today, the company offers a suite of no cost a...
Don't Overlook Pinterest in Your Social Media Marketing Plan

Don't Overlook Pinterest in Your Social Media Marketing Plan

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Ashley Morris knew that starting a home-based travel agency in a Kansas City, Missouri, suburb would require her to think creatively. But she was undaunted, having worked for several years in social media marketing in New York City.When she “opened the doors” to Alpaca Your Bags Travel, Warrensburg, Missouri, in 2015, with a focus on families and destination weddings, Morris thought strategically about her targeted customers and developed her digital marketing accordingly.Related ArticlesWhile she created and nurtured a presence on Facebook and Instagram, Morris staked her most important time investments for Pinterest to reach the female consumers whom she knew would be her greatest sales opportunity.Most social media experts talk about the breadth of Facebook’s and Instagram’s user bas