It's Friday Five time and this week's topic is Social Media.
New Research Reveals Paid Social Media Effectiveness
Do you know where to spend your social media marketing dollars? Wondering what works for other businesses? In this article you’ll discover recent insights on the effectiveness of paid social media marketing.
Read the full story on Social Media Examiner.
Why You Need to Humanize Your Social Media Marketing
The social media marketing landscape is constantly evolving with new networks, widgets, and tools. The way marketers approach social media strategically, however, hasn't changed much. The problems that social media marketers face have been around a long time.
If you take a step back and look at the entire situation, you'll see that you have all sorts of problems in social media marketing. Organic reach is the proverbial needle in a haystack, paid social media costs go up double digits every quarter, brand trust is low, and vanity social metrics don't show business impact.
Read the full story on Marketing Profs.
Is Social Media Marketing Still Relevant?
Since the advent of social media, brands have been scrambling for ways to engage fans and monetize from their expressed fandom. More than one billion people are on Facebook, the world's most popular social media platform, while billions of others are on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, and so on.
Read the full story on Huffington Post.
The Impact of Social Media on Database Marketing
Effective social media marketing means pulling together your entire client’s data. Achieving maximum grasp of your clients requires you to combine and put together every bit of information you have about them. Instead of creating new channels and data files with your online clients, you should consider bringing together all the accessible information. You will only understand the behaviors and needs of your social network customers when you have all the information you need about them in one place.
Read the full story on Business2Community.
How Does Big Data Change Social Media Marketing Strategies?
The amount of data businesses have today to analyze and utilize is unprecedented, and it’s literally growing every second. With so much data available, some businesses don’t quite know what to do—but there’s one avenue it can be applied to that can change everything: social media marketing.
Read the full story on SmartDataCollective.
To learn how to use social media to your advantage, download the Modern Marketing Essentials Guide to Social Marketing.