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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Manage Your Pinterest Account in 10 Minutes a Day [Infographic]

Social media marketing has gone visual. 

Pinterest marketingBrands are increasingly focusing their efforts on using distinct imagery to educate and engage their audiences. A picture really is worth a thousand words and Pinterest, the online pinboard, has taken center stage. Shareholic reports that Pinterest is second only to Facebook when it comes to driving referral traffic. The lifespan of a pin is the longest of any social media post, which is why it’s important to manage your Pinterest account to your best advantage.

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7 Steps to Successful Content Marketing [Infographic]

Content marketing is a way of communicating with your customers and prospects without pitching your products or services. 

7 steps to content marketing successAlso known as inbound marketing, content marketing is non-interruptive. Instead of overtly trying to sell something to your audience, you consistently create and deliver valuable information that educates them. Ultimately they reward you by purchasing your products, recommending them to friends via social media channels and word-of-mouth, and acting as brand ambassadors.

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Get More Likes on Instagram

Which image qualities drive engagement on Instagram?

Blue images get the most likes on InstagramInstagram is the fastest-growing social network today. 71% of the world’s largest brands now use the platform for social media marketing. More than half of them post at least once a week, and 28% post at least 5 times a week. Brands like Nike, Starbucks, Ralph Lauren, and Whole Foods are using images and short videos to enhance their customers’ experience and create emotional connections.

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120 Marketing Tactics for Blogs [Infographic]

Part of a good content marketing strategy, blogging helps you position yourself as an expert in your area. 

120 Marketing Tactics for BlogsContent marketing consists of producing and publishing information that builds trust and authority among your ideal customers. It is a way of creating relationships and community so people feel loyal to your brand, and it helps you become recognized as a thought leader in your industry. Successful blogs play a pivotal role in delivering your brand message, and help drive sales without using traditional hard-sell tactics. They don’t merely push out your sales pitch over and over — they offer insights, answer common questions, and help readers make better decisions.

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Content Marketing: How to Measure Its Effectiveness [Infographic]

Content marketing metrics can be confusing and preoccupy your time, so start by selecting a just a few fundamentals to measure.

Content Marketing: How to Measure Its Effectiveness Content marketing is key in today’s marketplace — it is the intersection of awareness and lead generation. Brands must provide a steady stream of articles, photos, videos, and other resources to demonstrate their relevancy and bring in new customers. While some large companies like Sears, Coca-Cola, and Kraft have quickly caught on to content marketing and are able to accurately measure and leverage their results, it’s not always easy to quantify the value of a piece of content. What makes this process so tricky?

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17 Pinterest Metrics Every Brand Should Track

Are you measuring your Pinterest marketing initiatives?

Pinterest users spend more money, shop more frequently, and purchase items more often and in larger quantities than users on any other social networkPinterest has established itself as the dominant online source of visual inspiration. The social bookmarking site enables users collect and share photos of their favorite events, interests, and hobbies. Pinterest users spend more money, shop more frequently, and purchase items more often and in larger quantities than users on any other social network. It has become a huge traffic referral for businesses, but marketers often struggle with Pinterest content strategies. Enter Pinterest metrics.

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18 Tips for Optimizing Your Pinterest Images to Improve SEO

Pinterest is perfect for businesses with small marketing budgets, and you can improve SEO and drive traffic by optimizing your images.

22 Tips for Optimizing Pinterest Images to Improve SEOThe image-based social media site is an online bulletin board that lets you collect and share images by “pinning” them to virtual boards. It has been one of the fastest-growing consumer Web properties — according to comScore, it ranked 28th among U.S. Internet users in January, with about 30 million unique visitors.

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Social Media Image Sizing Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Make sure that you have attractive, consistent visual branding across all of your social media platforms.

Social media profile sizing cheat sheet for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest

Visual marketing is a breakout trend on social media sites. Companies need to “show” instead of “tell”, and social networks are tapping into our desire for beautiful imagery and design. While content is a huge driver of  awareness, dazzling visual depictions create awareness and differentiation on a more visceral level.

Whether you’re just getting started with social media marketing or you’re a veteran, setting up profiles on all of the various social media sites can be a daunting process. It requires good planning and execution to ensure that your brand has a consistent visual voice on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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Get More Retweets [Infographic]

Have you ever tried to figure out why some of your tweets are retweeted more than others? Or why some of them are ignored? 

The Art of Getting More RetweetsThere are a few techniques that can help you spread and amplify your tweets, including tweeting at ideal times and using popular Twitter hashtags. I’ve covered a few of them in two recent posts, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube: Strategic Marketing Best Practices and 11 Effective Twitter Strategies for Brands.

Here’s an infographic from Quick Sprout that summarizes some best practices and common factors that contribute to retweeting success…

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