Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

Twitter Introduces Organic Tweet Analytics

Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by Danielle Laurion | No Comments

This week, Twitter announced an analytics dashboard specifically for organic tweets.  There is already a dashboard for measuring Promoted Tweets, but now for the first time, advertisers, Twitter card publishers and verified users can see how the tweets they haven’t paid for are doing – in real-time.

Organic Twitter analytics dashboard:

With the new Twitter dashboard you can:

  • See how your tweets are performing in real time.
  • Compare impressions (times a tweet is viewed by anyone on Twitter web and Android or iOS apps, including logged-out users), total engagements and Retweets month over month.
  • Use the tweet details page to see how many Retweets, replies, favorites, follows, link clicks and embedded media clicks each Tweet received.
  • Export your tweet performance metrics into a CSV file, which now includes both organic and promoted data.

Putting Out Fires — 6 Tips for Taking Control of a Crisis

Posted on: July 3rd, 2014 by Heather Bliss | No Comments

It will happen to all of us at one stage or another; a news flash appears in your Google Alerts, a tweet shows up on your Twitter feed, the phone rings in the middle of the night and just like that – you are suddenly operating in full-on crisis mode. All other priorities are on hold and you are 100 percent focused on the pressing situation at hand.

Whether you have a delayed product launch, a major mishap in social media, or you just found out your CEO is involved in scandal; a crisis of any kind can make a communication pro’s heart pound out of his or her chest in anticipation of the impending chain reaction.

When to Consider Twitter Ads and the Difference Between Promoted Accounts and Promoted Tweets

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 by Danielle Laurion | No Comments

In marketing and public relations, we often hear from companies who wonder, “Why aren’t my Twitter followers increasing? Why is it taking so long to reach 1,000 followers?” While there are many valuable ways to organically grow your Twitter followers and increase engagement, sometimes a little money can go a long way by using Twitter Ads to help grow your followers and engagement.

Which ad should you run? A Promoted Account or Promoted Tweet?

There are two types of Twitter Ads:  Promoted Accounts and Promoted Tweets. Both great for increasing brand awareness but they have separate use cases.

Steps to Social Media Success: Part Two – Humanize Your Content

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by Danielle Laurion | No Comments

Do you acknowledge breaking news? Do you add personality or pop culture? Are you joining the conversation or only pushing out content? These are the questions you should ask yourself to help humanize your content. In this second post on tips to increasing social media engagement, I’ll cover how to humanize your content, how to not sound like a robot and the importance of knowing your brand’s industry on social media. No one likes someone who only talks about themselves so why should you do the same thing on social media?

Are you a networking superstar? See How You Rank with LinkedIn’s newest tool

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by Laura Maas | No Comments

We all know that to be successful in social networking one must share killer content, have an interesting point of view and engage with others to really make a splash. This week, LinkedIn reminded everyone that using their platform isn’t an exception to the rule as the company unrolled How You Rank.

How You Rank is an added feature to the popular Who’s Viewed Your Profile tool, which lets you see who is checking out your professional chops. Now, with the addition of How You Rank, you can finally see how you stack up against others in your network in terms of profile views.

How does it work?

Email Beats Social Media for Sharing News

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by Beth Monaghan | No Comments

Do most people share news articles via email or social media? This is one case where old proven trumps the shiny new object. Email wins, according to a study we did in partnership with GMI Lightspeed of 1,000 Americans ages 18+.

Social media stood a fighting chance, but good old-fashioned email won the prize for article sharing coming in first place with 34 percent. Social media was a close second with 29 percent. Not surprisingly, younger people are more likely to share news on social media: 50 percent of those ages 18 to 24 and 45 percent of those ages 24 to 35, compared to eight percent of those 55 or older.

Steps to Social Media Success: Part One – Why Social Media Engagement Matters

Posted on: May 12th, 2014 by Danielle Laurion | No Comments

Social media, like any engaging conversation, is a two-way street. If you’re having a conversation and you’re the only one talking, is that really a meaningful conversation? With social media, listening to others and showing that you’re listening is just as important as pushing out content. In this new series, Steps to Social Media Success, I’ll offer tips and guidance on how to increase social media followers and, most importantly, social media engagement. This first post will focus on the basics and what to do before you can increase engagement.

Four Tips For “Spring Cleaning” Your Social Media Accounts

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 by Zoe Nageotte | No Comments

The benefits of owning an air couch…

Though it may not feel like it yet, spring is (technically) in the air and if you are anything like me, you can’t wait to say farewell to this lengthy winter we’ve had. As we prepare to pack away coats and boots and open up the shutters to welcome the approaching warmer weather, it’s also a great time to start thinking about spring cleaning, especially for your social media channels.

I’m talking about more than a quick spritz of Febreze. After all, you don’t want to leave digital dust bunnies accumulating in the corners. The reality is that, without a thorough clean up, your social channels can get stagnant.

Here are four tips to help you pull on those rubber gloves and buff up your social and digital personality.

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