When was the last time you tested a new strategy or tactic with your social media efforts? Better yet, when was the last time you dug deep into your user’s behavior and social media metrics to inform what you do next? This week brings us several insightful articles about testing and revising our social media strategies – with several common themes.
Ad Week: What National Geographic Did to Earn 3 Million Snapchat Discover Subscribers in Just 3 Months
Not everyone has the budget to command a Snapchat Discover channel, but what we appreciate about National Geographic’s revised approach is the intentional, tailored content it has been offering on the platform. Know your audience, and then understand what works best on each platform.
Forbes: Is Your (Lack of) Social Media Strategy Killing Your Business?
Speaking of revising your social media approach, this article highlights some of the best high-level recommendations for any business when it comes to social media: design and content consistency, connection to your community, and making an investment in reaching your key audiences.
Digiday: Inside the Financial Times’ Instagram Strategy
In yet another great example of trying and adapting, the Financial Times’ Instagram channel is growing at a clip of roughly 5,000 followers per week. How are they doing it? By keenly tracking user behavior, modifying their approach accordingly and using “Stories” to do just that – tell a story.
MarTech: LinkedIn Connects Sales, Marketing Tools for B2B Advertisers to Target Leads, Accounts
In a significant move for B2B marketers, LinkedIn has finally linked its sales and marketing tools to allow for more targeted ads to contacts and companies. This is important for anyone working to use LinkedIn to improve their sales funnel as, on the high end, most company’s sales and marketing targets only overlap by 55 to 60 percent. LinkedIn is working to help us all improve that number across the board.
MarTech: Study: Social Marketers’ Top Challenge is Measuring ROI
File this article under: “You’re not alone.” In a study conducted by Simply Measured, 61.4 percent of social marketers cited “measuring ROI” as their biggest challenge while 35.5 percent said, “tying social to business goals.”
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Denver Startup Week: Life Lessons from Serial Entrepreneurs
We attended quite a few Denver Startup Week sessions, and per the usual, there was plenty to learn and absorb during the week. Here is Barb Jones’ recap.
Air Force General’s Anti-Racism Response Video Goes Viral
Following Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria’s address to the Air Force Academy cadets, our colleague Gil Rudawsky breaks down the reasons the video of the speech was so well received.
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