Cause Marketing Climbs to the Next Level

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If you strike a chord with the heart, the mind will follow. With brands, it’s no exception. There are ample examples of cause marketing by brands for some years now. We have all seen ads, posts, promotions urging us to buy, like, share something and an equivalent value, fixed by the brand, will be donated in some social cause or ...
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Stop Using Facebook Hashtags. They Suck.

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If you haven\’t been paying attention – hashtags are no longer just a “Twitter” or a “Pinterest” thing. The latest to join the hashtag bandwagon is Facebook, having rolled out their first phase of global use of hashtags on June 12, 2013. Quick crash course: Hashtags are basically used to help organize timely conversations around popular topics, such as current ...
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The Year That Was – The Top Social Media Campaigns of 2013

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2013 has been an amazing year for social media. Platforms have taken off, trends have gone haywire and non profit organisations have taken to social media, new terms have been coined, old terms have been re-visited with Facebook changing their algorithm more times than Lady Gaga has caused an outcry. All said and done, 2013 has been a fantastic year ...
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Amazon US Tops the Traffic Chart on Pinterest for Winter 2013

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When it comes to social media success stories, Pinterest tops the list with its rapid growth. Nearly four years old, Pinterest grew from having 50,000 to nearly 17 million users in 9 months and is currently hosting over 70 million users. With the success of the network expanding, retailers have been seeking many ways to leverage Pinterest marketing to increase ...
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Listen To Your Community – A Lesson From Twitter and #RestoreTheBlock

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Twitter Inc. was forced to fall back on its old “block” feature, on December 12, 2013; less than 12 hours after the new feature enticed a lot of criticism from its users who accused it of empowering executioners of online misconduct. The U.S users of the social platform took to trending #RestoreTheBlock hashtag in its protest against the new block feature. ...
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The Walking Dead\’s Guide to Survival for Marketers

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The Walking Dead is a Golden Globe winning American series that looks at a post-apocalyptic world where survivors battle flesh-eating zombies. Before you raise your eyebrows at the questionable taste of the 12 million people who tune into the show, here’s how it’s revolutionizing social television, marketing campaigns and exemplifying how to last in tough markets. The Walking dead’s social ...
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Facebook Reach Declining? It\’s Not Your Fault.

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If you’ve noticed a dip in the organic Facebook reach on your Facebook page lately, you’ve most likely been panicking like most social media marketers around the world. It’s a well known fact that as your page grows, the organic reach (number of people a post is shown to without promotions) tends to slowly dip. However, of late a multitude ...
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What\’s the Perfect Post Length Across Social Media Networks?

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Social media is all about having a conversation. As social media executives or community managers we try various combinations to get the perfect post for maximum engagement. The brands we manage have presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus (among others like LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and more). Each of these platforms cater to a slightly different audience, and so the composition ...
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Facebook’s New Like and Share Buttons Lead to Higher Engagement

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Of late Facebook has been on an overhauling spree, from its News Feed algorithm to the significant change in their embedded posts display; the changes just don’t seem to cease! To add to the confusion, which seems to be Zuckerberg’s forte, Facebook is rolling out some new “like” and “share” buttons. Facebook encourages people to make their posts public and ...
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