Purdue University Used Social Media to Raise $28M in a Single Day

Attributing revenue to social media is a big challenge for businesses, but Purdue University may have cracked the code with their annual fundraising campaign. In 2017 they raised $28.2 million in single day—$10 million more than their single-day campaign in 2016. They also increased support from international donors by 87 percent. In this episode of …

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Content Marketing Roadmap: The B2B Buyer’s Journey

I am sure you’ve heard this a million times. Content is king. Most businesses have realized the importance of having content at the core of their business. Content marketing is not a fad, it’s here to stay. The internet and social networks have completely changed the sales process. The modern buyer has access to more …

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40+ Useful PC Keyboard Shortcuts for Social Media Pros

Ever since we published our social media keyboard shortcuts for Mac, PC users have, understandably, been requesting a version of their own. Well, my PC pals, the day is finally here. Use these keyboard shortcuts to be more efficient on social media, impress your colleagues, and shave precious seconds off your workflow. Social media keyboard …

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Build a Social Media Sales Funnel That Sells

How do you make strangers trust you enough to buy your product? A long time ago in a century far away, a marketer named Elias St.Elmo Lewis came up with a brilliant answer. His theory was that you could turn strangers into raving customers with a “funnel”: a series of steps the customer follows, each …

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Should My Business Bother To Have Social Media KPIs?

Most marketers know what KPIs are. (For foggy brains, Google “Key Performance Indicators.”) And yes, you should bother to have social media KPIs. There are a couple reasons why more and more smart companies insist on using them. The first is that many businesses now see the potential value of acquisition and retention that social …

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8 Tips to Quickly Master Social Media For Businesses

  8 Tips to Quickly Master Social Media for Businesses and Entrepreneurs 1. Make a commitment to social media The first thing that businesses and entrepreneurs can do to find success is make a commitment to social media. Like any other form of marketing, social media for businesses can be a real challenge. It’s hard to …

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How to Engage With Your Social Media Followers Quickly and Authentically

How do you feel when people comment on your social media posts? Awesome, right? A comment is or some form of engagement is usually a sign that people love your social media content. And it’s important to reciprocate and respond to these interactions. But at the same time, engaging with your followers can be time-consuming. …

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3 Steps to Proving the ROI of Social Customer Service

Being asked to prove return on investment (ROI) is something every social media professional is familiar with. But not every organization is able to attribute financial transactions directly to social media. Businesses without an ecommerce presence, for example, benefit from social media in ways that are less directly tied to revenue but equally as valuable. …

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13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Your Video Content

Video has erupted onto the scene with brands and businesses creating more video than ever before – with no signs of slowing down. Consumers are loving it, too! But one aspect of creating video content that’s often overlooked is finding the background music.  We’ve scoured the internet to find some of the best places to find …

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Calculating the ROI of Brand Awareness on Social Media

Proving the ROI of social media is a complicated task for any organization. But it gets even trickier if your organization is primarily using social to achieve business objectives that aren’t directly tied to revenue—like brand awareness. Brand awareness is obviously crucial to your bottom line (if people don’t know about you, they can’t buy …

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