Social media has evolved significantly, yet many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are still struggling to consistently create and promote compelling content. This article provides a six tips and tricks for anyone with limited time and resources interested in creating a more visible and engaging presence in social media.
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Betabrand knows how to break news. Or at least break into it.
The San Francisco-based online clothing company has a history of newsjacking—it made a name for itself when Mark Zuckerberg met with Wall Street bankers in (what else) a hoodie. Zuckerberg's sister Randi stumbled upon Betabrand's $148 Executive Hoodie (think worsted wool) and inventories instantly sold out.
Fast forward to this week, and the small brand has made an art of fast-turn content marketing that this week included a one-take video capitalizing on reports that Silicon Valley legend HP was banning t-shirts in its engineering department to recruit some engineers of its own.
That was Monday. On Tuesday I told CEO Chris Lindland that he had a hit on his hands. By Wednesday Adweek and FastCompany had covered the video. And whether responding to it or simply the news reports, HP Human Resources felt the need to post its own video reassuring employees that the ban was just an unfounded rumor.
I talked with Chris again this morning about his amazing week—and what is says about effective content marketing in general—and powerhouse newsjacking in particular.
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Can a new TV show about a female superhero aspire to create positive messages for girls and women as well as (or better than) a certain viral video from a feminine products brand?
In just the last few weeks, Procter & Gamble's viral sensation "Like A Girl" won the GoodWorks Effie, which is designed to recognize marketers for effectively using their platforms for "purpose-driven' campaigns. That is to say, campaigns that accomplish some social good, beyond (just) promoting the brands behind them.
As most everyone in the world of marketing and advertising knows by now, the video, for P&G's Always brand, explores the meaning of the phrase "like a girl" - and how to redefine it. It's powerful stuff, and since its debut last summer, it has generated nearly 60 million views—and has been likened to some of the best work coming from Unilever's long-running "Campaign for Real Beauty."
Right around the same time, we also saw the release of a six-minute trailer for CBS-TV's new show "Supergirl" from Berlanti Productions—the team behind "The Flash," "Arrow," and the upcoming "Legends of Tomorrow" on CW.
Based on the character in DC comics, the series follows Kara Zor-El, the preteen cousin of baby Kal-El, as she... Read more
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If you want to understand how much brands value (and get value from) their various social media properties, one interesting benchmark is how much posting they put into each network. Especially relative to their closest competitors.
Of course there are various factors to consider, like the type of industry and the different content types and styles of different networks. But if brands truly value a given network, it’s most likely they’ll put in a respectable level of posting for their industry.
Let’s take a look at some of the leading brands in the luxury fashion space as an example, below.
Posting Volume for Each Network – Luxury Fashion Brands
The first thing you may have noticed in the above example is the broad range of posting volumes in each of the different networks. It suggests considerably different approaches taken by the different brands. That’s great if you’re wanting to learn from the tactics of competitors, as it should provide a wide range of approaches to each network.
As noted above, there are also significant differences in the networks. It would be surprising to see a brand posting more on YouTube than on Twitter, given the different formats of each. In luxury fashion, we can see Twitter... Read more
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