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What You Need to Know About Marketing on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has about half a billion users worldwide and the chances that your next client are scrolling through their feed right now is likely. The largest B2B social platform in the world has came out with more feature updates in the first half of 2017 than the entirety of 2016.

The point: LinkedIn is catching on like wildfire! (not a Game of Thrones reference either!)

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Increase Sales by 300% With LinkedIn

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I'll have to admit, I've been a big time skeptic. There’s a conversation going around that cold calling is dead, and I just couldn’t bring myself to believe it.

I mean, what happened to being “held to the flames”? My first sales job I was on the floor making cold calls and closing big contracts within a few weeks.

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The Epoch of the Hashtag

The metadata tags go back all the way to 1988 on a platform known as Internet Relay Chat or IRC. That pound (#) symbol was actually being used to group messages, images, and other content on the IRC.

Jump to 2003 where you have Chris Messina, a social technology expert, who asked his following how they would feel about using the pound sign to keep track of conversations on Twitter.

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LinkedIn Finally Added a Video Feature

I can barely contain my excitement. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had great videos to share with my LinkedIn network, but haven’t been able to post them until today!

That’s because LinkedIn just released its newest update by allowing users to directly upload video to their newsfeed. So, if there’s a surplus of exclamation marks on this blog, just know that I’ve been waiting for this for a while now.

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Social Media Management For Event Planning

Simply put, social media is powerful because it brings people together. It’s like a party that never ends. And its social media that has completely changed the way people come together in the “real world”. Arab Spring back in 2010 illustrated the power of this online forum by revolutionizing revolution. The ALS water bucket challenge in 2014 spread like wildfire, leading to over $115 million donation dollars. Even Haiti was bombarded with millions of donations after they were hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake due to the virality social media can create. These events are obviously extreme in nature, but they prove my point, that social media can be a powerful tool to bring people together.

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Study Affirms That Social Media Use Leads to Depression

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Just recently, a scientific study claimed that there’s a linear association between the number of social media platforms young people use and whether or not they show symptoms of anxiety and depression.

The journal, Computers and Human Behavior, points out that they surveyed nearly two thousand young adults using the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System. The study revealed something that I think most would assume.

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Facebook's Creepy New Feature

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Facebook knows where you live, and they’re willing to sell that information.

That’s right, Facebook has recently announced that they will be rolling out ad space that targets whole families, or specific people within a household. This is something every marketer is going to swoon over once they’re ready to go live.

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Facebook reaches 2 Billion Users, While Your Company Hasn’t Sold 2 of Anything this Month

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I received a call yesterday of a man who was responding to a proposal that I had sent to him a week ago. The call came from the owner of a small firm doing business here in Atlanta and the conversation started off great. My original thought was he would ask me “where to sign”!

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Rugby Hacks Social Media

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I was sitting in a Sports Clips just the other day and, as usual, I was waiting there in the sitting room for 5 hours. While contemplating whether or not to endure another day looking like I had a mop on my head, I looked up and saw ESPN featuring the USA vs Canada rugby match. It’s kind of a proud moment when rugby gets national exposure like that. Although NBC has been airing rugby matches ever since 2009 in the US, ESPN has marginalized the sport behind basketball, baseball, and football.

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What You Need to Know About Snapchat Marketing

How much do you really know about Snapchat in the business world? In the realm of marketing, Snapchat is getting severely overlooked by some companies. This is because many of them do not understand how to use Snapchat or how beneficial it can be for their company.   

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Trends in Social Media Marketing for 2017

Lead generation through sharing content on social media has grown in importance over the past few years. Many marketers have caught onto this concept and have used it to the fullest potential by sharing news, blogs, customer service information, and tips...with a twist. The thought up images and carefully curated canva posts that marketers are making are becoming more and more like a subtle sales pitch. In the past, seeing any promotional components in posts would turn off potential leads, however, because of this shift and slow, easy transition, it is a new norm.

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