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How to Use Social Media Emoji to Humanize Your Business

Do you want to humanize your business on social media? Have you thought about using social media emoji? Emojis are a fun and creative way to connect with your customers on a more personal level and show your brand’s personality. In this article, you’ll discover how to use emojis in your social media marketing. #1: [...]

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5 Email Marketing Platforms for the Modern Marketer

Email marketing has stood the test of time. The first email marketing campaign was sent in the 1970’s and the early 1990’s saw the first mobile email experience. No matter how many new tactics come on the market, email is still a strong force. In fact, recent research has found that email marketing is 40% [...]

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4 Ways to Build Facebook Lookalike Audiences to Expand Your Targeting

Do you want to reach more consumers with your Facebook ads? Looking for creative ways to reach more people like your ideal customers? Lookalike audiences allow you to build new audiences using an established source audience such as people who have viewed your video or previously purchased from you. In this article, you’ll discover how [...]

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Win Free Tickets to Social Media Marketing World 2017

Want to win a free ticket to the industry’s largest social media marketing conference of the year? Social Media Examiner has been working hard to bring you our fifth annual physical conference. And we’ve come up with a fun way for you to get involved. First, what is this event? Social Media Marketing World 2017 [...]

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Facebook Live From the Desktop: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week Facebook Rolls Out Ability to Broadcast Live From Desktop: Facebook shared several new tools and improvements that “give [...]

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#SproutChat Recap: Community 2017 Social Media Predictions

Everyone likes to try and predict what’s next. Whether it’s the next best television show to binge watch or the next big social media Read more...

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47 Resources for People Who Love to Write but Can Never Find the Time

Tugs at your soul, doesn’t it? You love to write. You always have. But honestly — who has the time? Not only do you have a job and family and friends, but there are a gazillion tiny distractions popping up on your cell phone 24 hours a day, all interesting, all seemingly important, all keeping(...)

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Online Marketing News: Search Ranking Factors, 2017 Digital Trends & New Mid-Roll Ads

The Most Important Google Search Rank Factors [Infographic]
Search rankings are a key consideration for many aspects of a digital marketing strategy -- and the ever-changing nature of search algorithms doesn't necessarily make it easy to determine where the most impact can be made. This infographic spells out the top 20 most important Google search rank factors. MarketingProfs

Edelman Digital's 2017 Trends Report
Edelman released their annual digital trends report and things are looking good for virtual and augmented reality, as well as programmatic digital ad spend. What else will be trending this year? The 50 page report has all the details. Edelman

Facebook is Going to Start Showing Ads in the Middle of its Videos and Sharing the Money with Publishers
Facebook will be showing ads in the middle of publisher videos and giving half of that revenue to the publishers whose content is showing the ad. The videos need to be over 90 seconds long, and the ads will show after 20 seconds of viewing. Recode

Google Confirms Rolling out the Mobile Intrusive Interstitials Penalty
On Monday, Google confirmed their penalty for sites which show intrusive interstitials on mobile pages. The penalized interstitials include popups that cover the page's main content, standalone interstitials you have to dismiss to view content, and layouts where above the fold content appears to be a standalone interstitial with the page's content underneath the fold. Search Engine Land

Instagram Will Show Ads to the 150 Million People Viewing Stories Daily
Instagram will begin showing video and photo ads in their Stories feature while users are swiping from one Story to the next. These ads will be powered by Facebook's ad network, and are only shown when users go directly from one story to another. Marketing Land

Snapchat Is Testing New Ad Features to Improve Ecommerce and Lead-Gen Marketing
AdWeek reports that Snapchat is releasing two new features directed at ecommerce and lead gen -- deep-linking and auto-fill: "For Snap Ads, which is the platform's between-stories video offering, consumers can swipe up and tap a link to be taken out of Snapchat and directly into a new app—to a playlist in a music app, or a product page in an ecommerce app." AdWeek

72% Of Marketers Say Data Analysis More Important Than Social Media Skills
"A new report by ad-tech provider Blue Venn finds that 72% of marketers consider data analysis more important than social media skills," reports MediaPost. Other notable stats: 27% of marketers hand over data analysis to IT departments and 80% of large enterprises find data analysis to be a vital skill. MediaPost

71% Plan to Spend More on Digital Marketing Activities in 2017 [DATA]
According to a recent poll by Search Engine Journal, 71% of people surveyed planned to spend more on their digital marketing activities in 2017, while 14% plan to spend less, and 15% plan to spend around the same. This means an increase in digital marketing investments is likely in 2017. Search Engine Journal

What were your top online marketing news stories this week?

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Building a Business on the Back of Interviews

Do you interview people for your blog or podcast? Want to discover different ways to repurpose those interviews? To explore how he built his business through expert interviews, I interview Nathan Chan. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help [...]

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Cracking the Code: 3 Steps to Building Influence with Content Marketing

Stories like Indiana Jones, The Goonies and Sherlock Holmes have all taught us a very important (and sometimes frustrating) life lesson: If you want to find the artifact/treasure/bad guy, you have to crack the code! Even with all of the information available to us as marketers today, there is still so much mystery surrounding the [...]

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