Social Media

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Why Should Marketing Analytics Be In Your Tool Kit?

Which campaigns were the most successful? How do you prove the value of each campaign? The beauty of online marketing is that every action your visitors take is tracked and stored somewhere – this represents a tectonic shift for marketing strategy. Rather than relying on your gut to decide how well...

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Making Videos that Matter

Not all videos work. Those that do join visual and audio elements with a purpose. Instead of several ideas, they concentrate on singular goals around one theme. And they result in compelling moments that move interested viewers toward action. To learn how to design videos that work, consider several basic principles. Less...

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Social Media Best Practices for B2C Businesses

A typical consumer perspective on Social Media Response to a lead generation campaign piece: “I got your card in the mail. I just found your Facebook page, so now that I know you’re real, I wanted to reach out and learn more about your company.” This illustrates the growing perception of the...

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Local Search: Why It Matters and How to Get Started

With the major search engines getting increasingly better at targeting search results to individual users, local online marketing should be near the top of any local business owner's list of priorities. Local results get a large share of the real estate on search engine results pages (SERPs), so it's worth...

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Is Social Media the Coke of Personal Communication?

According to Nielsen, total social media time spent in the US increased a whopping 37% from July 2011 to July 2012, from 88 billion to 121 billion minutes. That’s an average of 7.4 hours for every single person in the US aged 10 or older. That’s over 14.3 minutes a...

Social Media Conversion Tactics

How do you actually drive interest in your organization? How do you create warm prospects and convert them to customers and brand evangelists? Here's how. 1) Use explicit calls-to-action (make instructions dummy proof). 2) Do not use CTAs too often. This can turn off visitors. 3) Make every piece of content sharable (AddThis...

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A Perspective on Social Media

Social Media turns the whole world into one neighborhood. It's NOT simply about advertising or promoting your company, product or service. It’s about using technology to expand a word-of-mouth network, unbound by physical location, to make it more effective. And maybe even that nebulous new goal: viral. People join social media to...

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Social Media Best Practices

Whether you're a small or big organization, with a whole social media department or one lonely intern (or you), there's a right way and a wrong way to approach Social Media. These rules help you stick to the right way. 1. Publish a clear posting policy 2. Answer anyone with legitimate questions...

Build a Better Business Series Advises Amelia Island Businesses

The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce continued its popular Build a Better Business series this past Friday, June 28, with a seminar on “Using Social Media to Promote Your Business” presented by Grasshopper Marketing. AIFBY Chamber President Regina Duncan thinks the social media presentation fits her organization’s vision of the...

Starter Guide to Social Media & Inbound Marketing

When designing any of the elements in this list, consider your target audience carefully: their needs and pain-points, their values, where they are in the sales cycles, and how they think. 1. Give your website messaging that speaks to your target audience. 2. Do keyword research to find phrases those groups use....