Riffle: Get This Chrome Twitter Plugin Now!

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I just wrote about my reignited love affair with Twitter and shared a couple great tools for managing your Twitter followers. Here’s another nice tool that I just discovered! Riffle by CrowdRiff is a Chrome Plugin that adds a Twitter dashboard pane that helps you identify and analyze information on the Twitter user. Riffle provides information including the activity, the account’s engagement, the source of … Continue reading

Two Must-Have Twitter Apps for Managing Followers

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My love affair with Twitter seems to be re-ignited of late. It appears to me that the team at Twitter has been much more responsive to getting the spammers and crap accounts out of the system and my twitter feed quality is getting better and better. Quite honestly, while we had a good following – 30k+ on @douglaskarr and 50k+ on @mktgtechblog, I didn’t work … Continue reading

What’s the Probability Your Social Media Strategy Will Provide a Return on Investment?

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This week, a client we’re consulting with was asking why the content they’ve been working so hard on doesn’t seem to be making a difference. This client hasn’t worked to develop their following on social media, instead applying most of their efforts into outbound marketing. We provided them with a snapshot of the size of their audience in social media compared to their competitors – … Continue reading

Tips for Brands to Maintain a Balanced Twitter Feed

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We’ve been doing quite a few things to ramp up our Twitter engagement recently. I believe the team at Twitter has been much more aggressive at improving quality and kicking out the spammers… and it’s showing. On the Marketing Technology Blog twitter account, we’ve been working to find and follow new accounts, share popular information from all over the web, add photos and video to … Continue reading

4 Ways Animated Explainer Videos Boost Inbound Marketing Efforts

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When we say video has become an essential part of our daily lives, we’re not joking around. We watch online videos every day on our computers, phones and even Smart TVs. Text-only-based websites have become outdated, and we’re not the only ones saying it: Google is! The world’s #1 search engine gives high priority to video content, which has 53x more chances of appearing on … Continue reading

List of Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

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When I first began programming about twenty years ago, I had a colleague that was an advanced architect and genius developer. Each time that I reached over with my right hand, he would mumble something about being mouse disabled. His version wasn’t as politically correct and was often wrapped with some obscene words that aren’t safe for work… but I digress. Twenty years later, I’m … Continue reading

The World of Social Media Monitoring and Analytics

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The first bit of data on this infographic is pretty fascinating… the growth of the analytics tool market. In my opinion, it points to a couple issues. First is that we’re all still seeking better tools to report and monitor on our marketing strategies and second is that we’re willing to apply a larger percentage of our marketing budget to ensure our strategies are working. … Continue reading

Social Media Trends and Their Do’s and Don’ts

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At times, we’re so close to our marketing strategies that we don’t realize how much they continue to evolve over time. There are still rapid advancements… even just in social media. Trends are continuing to change because of mass adoption, technology, bandwidth, and platform changes. Considering 42% adults online are present on multiple social networking sites for personal and business purposes; staying out dated is … Continue reading