7 Tricks and Tools to Build a Solid Social Media Presence

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Social media is here to stay, and as every marketer knows. Considering this fact, you’ve definitely had a stab at social media marketing by this point. Some of you may have succeeded, while some of you may be stuck with limited engagement on your social media pages.

What, in depth, makes for social media engagement? I’ve scoured the internet to isolate the ‘elements’ that drive social media engagement and listed them for you, in addition to some tools and resources that can help you implement them.     Continue reading

Why Your Social Media Audience Isn’t Responding (and How to Get Them to)

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Social media is well established as means to reach an audience, impact them and even understand them better, but if your engagement levels are low, none of those outcomes are en route to being successful. Sounding off your products on audiences is important, but if they’re not saying anything back, it could be because you haven’t asked yourself the following questions. Continue reading

The Drill Down 430: WWDC & E3 2016 (preview)

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This week, the internet is legally free for all, but not for Gawker, Microsoft buys LinkedIn, and all the latest from Apple‘s Worldwide Developers Conference and the Electronic Entertainment Expo ..and much more !

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A Step-by-Step Guide for Self-Branding

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Branding has been in existence since trade or business commenced in a competitive and fair environment. However, the concept of personal branding—a process through which a person markets himself or herself to others—is relatively new. Tom Peters, an American writer who writes on business management practices, coined the term in a 1997 article. Since then, this thought has created ripples in the business world. Several books and articles have been written. The subject gained more traction with the rise of the Internet, as new cost-effective business strategies mushroomed. Nonetheless, self-branding still remains an evading concept for many. Marketing gurus have professed that visible personal branding opens and expands a business or brings professional opportunities. Continue reading

5 Ways to Differentiate Yourself as a Content Curator

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Curating content is not a quick-fix strategy for building your audience, as it’s a long-term commitment that requires good time management skills.

Content aggregation and sharing handpicked gems is a great way to widen your network. It opens the doors for possible collaborations, which could lead to even more opportunities in the future. Continue reading

9 Free Tools To Find and Share The Best Content

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As a social media manager, it is essential to find fresh content on a daily basis in order to boost engagement with your audience. It is also important to be consistent with your posting, a task that becomes challenging when you have to manage multiple social media accounts at the same time. If you’re running around, trying to juggle all your accounts on the go, content discovery and curation tools are the answers to all your problems. They automate a lot of mundane processes, making it easier for you to manage your time and focus on more important tasks. Here are 9 such free tools: Continue reading

7 Must Use Tools For Social Media Managers

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More people are using social media websites as a tool to keep up with recent developments amongst their friends and areas of interest than ever before. Out of the 3 billion people using the internet, 74 percent of the adults have at least one social media account.  Although Facebook remains as the most popular website, 52 percent of internet-using adults have accounts on multiple social media websites.

The staggering growth of platforms like Instagram, Youtube and Pinterest has prompted businesses and brands, even large ones like the LA Kings, to use these services to promote themselves and to connect with a growing user base. Social media managers have the huge responsibility of maintaining and improving the online presence of businesses so that more customers would be able to engage with them.

The following seven tools streamline the process of managing social media accounts by providing many different types of services. Some of them assist in content curation while others help in analysing the response that your social media efforts have generated. Either way, using these tools would definitely help improve the effect of your online marketing strategy, and increase your online visibility.

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