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17 Reasons Why You Need a Social Media Policy for Employees

A social media policy for employees is vital to your brand’s success.

It’s all fun and games until you get pulled over by the brand police. Or, in reality, a client, an analyst’s support, or your credibility from getting your social media account hacked. And then, HR calls you about your social media governance.

Many brands govern their social media program with documented strategies and policies. And, there are many more brands that don’t govern at all. They write passwords on stickies. They don’t write down their content marketing plan. They make their CEOs and HR execs cringe with their poor writing skills.

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Paradise by the Social Media Metrics Dashboard Light

“Let me sleep on it, I’ll give you an answer in the morning.” This song lyric might be your response if asked for performance data and you don’t have a social media dashboard.

However, it’s not the right answer in today’s competitive B2B landscape. This assertion is especially true if your CEO needs quick insight into your social media program budget.

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Do You Need a Social Media Audit?

Everyone needs an annual social media audit.

We all need to go to the social media doctor to get a check-up once a year. This self-management helps us understand where we are strong and where we need to make a little improvement in our social media and content lives so we can be the best that we can be.

Much like checking up on our personal health, it makes sense to check up on our social media health … especially since the world of social media is changing so much! What worked 12 months ago certainly has changed. And, if we keep on doing the same things and expect different results, like more sales, then that definition is insanity!

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5 Easy Ways to Succeed on Twitter

Do you need 100,000 Twitter followers to be successful? Do you need to have engaging content to be a winner on Twitter? Do you need to increase your social and personal brand currency to help attain your bigger goals?

Most Twitter users consume both the news and other content on the feed. Keep in mind, those that tweet, tweet a lot! The top 10% of tweeters generate 80% of the tweets in the U.S.

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How to Create the Perfect YouTube Video Post

YouTube video posts need to be a key tool in your B2B marketing tool kit. 

58% of B2B marketers rate videos as the most effective content marketing tactic.  One of the reasons is probably because 700 YouTube video links are shared on Twitter every minute. 

The Perfect YouTube Post Blueprint will help you create a video that will get found sooner (than if you did not follow the suggestions)! Being found before the competition is an enormous win in today’s competitive environment to help you own the pres-sales touch and conversation!

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How to Be The Most Viewed YouTube Video

The old saying “if a tree falls in the forest and no one sees it, does it make a noise” applies to your YouTube marketing strategy. The new social media saying goes, if you post a video on YouTube and no one sees it, did you really post it? Whether your video is an interview, a how-to, or a lesson, it behooves you to set it up for success so others can easily find it! Since we know that YouTube is the second most-used search engine (i.e., Google is first!) you can do the following things to make your video work harder on being found!

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10 Social Media Tips to Get More Twitter Clicks

Have you heard the term “vanity metrics”? Vanity metrics are about SIZE. The bigger the better—more Twitter followers, etc. We need to challenge ourselves to think beyond them: How many followers do I have?  How many times was a hashtag used? These are critical inputs into ROI — return on interesting.

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Do You Need a Social Media Coach?

Have you ever thought you might need a change in social media marketing plans? Do you need a digital agency? Or, do you need a social media marketing consultant? If you are not quite sure if you need a social media coach, then ask yourself these questions.

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How to Tweet Better

Do you know how to use Twitter to send the right message to the right audience at the right time— without making a mistake?

My great Aunt Agnes used to say, “Don’t’ say anything in public that you wouldn’t want others to hear—especially on Twitter.” How right she is! How disastrous would it be if you sent a private Tweet only meant to be seen by your close friend or business associate, but you blasted it to 10,000 followers?  It’s happened before with Weinergate and Farvegate. They are Twitter disasters that are hard to forget!

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