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9 Smart Reasons You Need to Be Using Facebook Ads Now | Inc.com

Social media is a tremendous way to increase exposure and traffic for your business, create loyal customers, and generate leads and sales.

Spoiler alert: Facebook remains King Social Network. It is the social media platform of choice for the majority of marketers–and for good reason.

It’s never been cheaper to build your brand and create new demand for your products and services.

If you aren’t already advertising on Facebook, you’d be crazy not to. Especially if you want to grow like crazy in 2016.

Here are nine reasons Facebook ads will help make your business super successful in 2016, starting right now.

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Social Media Branding Strategies For Business | Get Entrepreneurial

twitter1Social media have been so widely utilized nowadays that it has reportedly surpassed Google as Americans’ “number one daily activity” which explains why more and more marketers and entrepreneurs are promoting their business through these platforms.

The potential for business growth via social media is almost endless. Whether you want to gain subscribers, promote a service, or sell a product, the use of social media helps build your social brand. In this era where digital transactions and communication has become commonplace, it is nearly impossible to see any business not to be taking advantage of the growing social media trend.

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Year-End Giving: ‘Tis the season for Millennials | BusinessTips

They are young, hip and trendy.  They do everything online and many can be spotted walking or biking to work or getting on and off the subway with earbuds in and eyes cast downward on their phones. They are the Millennial generation, adults ages 18 to 34, and they may be casual but they are also generous, kind and purposeful, and every nonprofit needs them.  Lauren Sims, CURE Childhood Cancer’s Director of Development, is a Millennial and offers “Do’s and Don’ts” when it comes to reaching this generation.

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The 10 Commandments of Marketing from Seth Godin | Page19

Seth Godin is a household name around the world. His books—on everything from how ideas spread to the post-industrial revolution—have been translated into 35 languages. But you might first have heard of him on his blog, which you can find by simply typing “seth” into Google.

Let’s run that back: you can find Seth Godin’s blog just by typing “seth” into Google, meaning his, of the millions of pages out there, is the first thing to come up in one of the world’s most powerful search engines. Logical conclusion: this guy obviously knows a thing or two about marketing.

But why go with two when you can have 10?

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10 Twitter Marketing Mistakes You Need to Stop Making | Business News Daily

Social media is a great free tool that businesses can — and should — take advantage of. Twitter, especially, is one of the best platforms for actively engaging with your brand’s audience, but if you make the wrong moves, you could find yourself tweeting into the void, or worse, offending potential customers.

Business News Daily asked social media experts about the 10 worst things brands and businesses can do on Twitter. Tweet your way to the top by avoiding these major mistakes.

1. Don’t oversell your brand.

“One of the biggest mistakes that brands can make on Twitter is being too brand-centric in their messaging, and forgetting what social media is about — community! Though it may seem counterintuitive to increasing brand awareness, the most successful social media marketing programs focus more on sharing third-party articles and building relationships within communities, rather than only sharing your brand’s messaging and driving [traffic] to your website. A good rule of thumb is to stick to 80 percent third-party content/community engagement, and 20 percent brand-related posts.” – Ginny Torok, social media consultant and digital marketing director, IDMD

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What Advertisers Are Getting Wrong About Programmatic | Adweek

Specs

Current gig Vp of strategy at TubeMogul

Previous gig Head of technology at Ikon Communications

Age 35

Adweek: Describe your role as vp of strategy

Phil Cowlishaw: It’s a little bit like Navy SEALs. I take a high view of our most important strategic accounts and then deep dive into them to get a deep understanding of exactly what business drivers will make a difference for them and then how TubeMogul, the platform, can deliver this. My job is to lead a team that helps these accounts, to truly align their business models with our software features. At the end of the day, it’s ultimately helping them get the most value out of our platform. It’s really about how they can pull the triggers inside of our platform to shift more product or brand awareness.

What clients have you been working with?

L’Oréal USA, Jose Cuervo, Mondelez, Allstate, Heineken, Quiznos, Hotels.com and Lenovo.

What trends do you see emerging in digital advertising?

There’s an increased interest in this space on the brand side. We’re seeing brands trying to understand exactly what programmatic is and how it could potentially help their business. We’re seeing a significant shift into the programmatic space and a drive and adoption by big brand advertisers and their agencies to try and understand the power of programmatic, especially in online video, and how it can drive business results.

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