6 Social Media Ad Mistakes to Avoid

We all make mistakes, but when it comes to your social media advertising efforts these seemingly innocent blunders can end up costing you—a lot. I spoke with Hootsuite’s social ads expert Gabrielle Maheux to find out what the biggest social ad mistakes are. Continuing reading to learn how you can avoid these mistakes—and save your …

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Step-by-Step Guide to Hosting a Successful Twitter Chat

Hosting a Twitter chat lets you better engage with your followers and customers on Twitter and build community among them by using some of Twitter’s conversation-friendly features. Twitter chats are a great way to grow your social following, generate valuable discussions and feedback, and demonstrate thought leadership. Done right, they generate lively conversations and build …

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The Psychology Behind Social Media Engagement

Ask any seasoned marketer, and they’d agree: Understanding your customers is largely dependent on understanding how they think. Your digital marketing strategy should be guided by your answers to certain questions. What do your target customers need? What do they want? And what can you do to influence their decision-making process? Take social media engagement, …

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The Definitive Facebook Marketing Guide for Business

Once a social network’s number of users climbs past a billion, it becomes impossible to ignore—especially for marketers. Facebook is well past that figure, with a whopping 2 billion users as of June 2017, including about 183 million daily active users in the United States and Canada (compare that, for instance, to the 172 million …

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The 4 Key Ingredients of a Perfect Social Video

If the perfect social video were a cake, what would go into making it? We talked to Hootsuite’s in-house video expert, Derek Saddler, to find out the four key ingredients you need to bake a delicious piece of content. 1. It’s short and sweet According to a survey conducted by Animoto, nearly two-thirds of consumers …

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How to Prevent Social Media Spam from Damaging Your Brand

The following is a guest post by Max Greene of Muffin Marketing. We don’t need to tell you just how powerful social media can be for your small business, but sometimes it can feel as though you’re only talking to robots. Social media spam can damage your brand’s reputation, so we’ve delved deeper into how you …

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