15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing

15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing

Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? You’re not alone.

By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is essential in determining your success or failure. It’s more important than ever to master the essentials of how to attract and retain an audience for your brand.

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How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners

Are you blogging, Facebooking, tweeting, or pinning? If not, you’re missing out.

Social Media Marketing 101The Internet has become the primary means for prospective buyers to evaluate products or services. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest can take your marketing to the next level. However, many businesses aren’t using social media at all — they aren’t aware of what’s being said about them online and they don’t know how to start conversations with their target audience.
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How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing

Events are, by nature, social affairs.

Promote your event with social media marketingPeople attend them so they can connect, interact, and share with their peers. Likewise, people join social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to connect, interact, and share with their peers. If you play your cards right, these similar characteristics can work to your advantage when it comes to planning, promoting, and building excitement for any public event you’re hosting.

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How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit.

How to use Twitter cards in social media marketingThey add a few lines of HTML metadata to blog posts and other thought leadership content that enable brands to stand out from the pack in Twitter feeds that are full of text. They can help you drive website traffic, introduce new products and services, share rich content such as videos, and improve engagement. Bypassing the character limit also helps increase conversion rates.

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Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Social media marketing should be part of your strategy.

9 social media mistakesSocial networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. Marketers place a very high value on social media: according to a study by Social Media Examiner, 92% of them report that social media is important for their business, up from 86% in 2013. But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media.

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8 Tips for Managing a Social Media Crisis

How in the world could this have happened?!

8 tips for managing a social media crisisIt’s the middle of the night where you are but it’s early afternoon someplace else, where a group of angry customers is mounting an offensive against your brand. Negative videos have gone viral and a barrage of inflammatory tweets and Facebook posts are being hurled in your direction. Rage spills over to other social networks and influential bloggers are decimating your reputation. The social media crisis is quickly spreading, but you are silent.

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Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing

Hashtags are increasingly important in social media marketing campaigns.

How to use hashtagsThey enable content marketers get in front of their target audience and identify social media conversations that are relevant to their business. Only 24% of tweets include hashtags, but those that do receive twice the engagement of those without them. When used well, hashtags can be powerful tools that drive brand recognition, increase reach, build community, create buzz, and positively impact customer loyalty.

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25 Excellent Content Marketing Tools for Your Brand

Successful content marketing initiatives have many moving parts.

20 content marketing tools for your brandCreating powerful content that grows your business can be a discouraging process. It’s possible to spend countless hours producing something to help your brand reach the next level, only to discover that it does little in the way of improving engagement, traffic, or sales. The good news is that there are many content marketing tools available to help you streamline the process.

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The Anatomy of Viral Content

Sharing content is an integral part of modern life.

Viral content marketing visualizationWe share more content from more sources with more people more quickly and more often than ever before. That’s quite a mouthful, but it’s true. This sharing activity is not about engaging with content but with other people, with content as the primary vehicle for that engagement. Sharing plays a vital role in information discovery and management. So how do you tap into this behavior and get your content in front of as many people as possible?

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Buyer Personas: The Keys to Content Marketing

Customized content can help drive your prospects through the sales funnel and ultimately convert them to buyers. 

Using buyer personas in content marketing

But first, you need to understand your customers. Do they live in suburbs or in the city? Do they watch reality shows or PBS? Are they always online or are they oblivious to Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks? Where do they go for advice when they’re thinking about making a purchase?

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