Boomer Phelps' Instagram is the best thing about social media these days

Written on:June 18, 2017
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If social media usage ever becomes an Olympic sport — which is truly not that unthinkable at the rate we’re moving — there will be but one participant worthy of a gold medal: Boomer Phelps.

The one-year-old son of Olympic legend Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole, first captured the hearts of America while cheering on his dad from the stands of the 2016 Rio Olympics in a massive pair of patriotic protective earmuffs.

Since then he’s learned to walk, mastered the art of eating solid foods, and amassed an impressive 785K followers on Instagram, bringing pure, undeniable joy to timelines across the world. Read more…

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Snapchat Marketing Features, Facebook Video Covers, and Twitter Changes

Written on:June 17, 2017
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Snapchat Marketing Features, Facebook Video Covers, and Twitter Changes

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show with Michael Stelzner, we explore new Snapchat marketing features, Facebook page video covers, Twitter changes, and other breaking social [...] This post Snapchat Marketing Features, Facebook Video Covers, and Twitter Changes first appeared on…

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The 13 most annoying Facebook notifications, ranked

Written on:June 16, 2017
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The 13 most annoying Facebook notifications, ranked

Facebook has a notifications problem. For whatever reason (maybe to help fix that pesky engagement problem), Facebook has really amped up the notifications spam lately. And it sucks.  Call me old fashioned, but I remember when a Facebook notification meant that one of your friends was intentionally interacting with you in some way. Wild, right? SEE ALSO: Here’s how to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a beat…

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Social Customer Care: Apps and Processes for Success

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Social Customer Care: Apps and Processes for Success

How does your business respond to customer concerns and inquiries? Do you have a social customer care plan in place? To explore how to improve customer care for your business, I interview Dan Gingiss. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed [...] This post Social Customer Care: Apps and Processes for Success first appeared on ….

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Watching people retweet Trump in real time is both mesmerizing and depressing

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Watching people retweet Trump in real time is both mesmerizing and depressing

One hundred and sixty-two thousand retweets. Two hundred and eighty-nine thousand likes. Donald Trump’s tweets routinely garner engagement on such a scale that it’s hard to really understand what any of those numbers actually mean.  That just changed.  A new Twitter feature, announced in a June 15 blog post, displays retweets and likes in real time as they come in — and oh boy is it both simultaneously totally captivating…

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Twitter totally solves all of its problems with new profile photos

Written on:June 15, 2017
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Twitter totally solves all of its problems with new profile photos

Twitter finally made it happen. With a simple redesign, the beloved social media giant has solved all of its problems. You heard it here firstEvery. Single. One. Of. Them.  SEE ALSO: Why all the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon The racism, sexism, harassment, bots, fake news, Donald Trump, and all of its other issues — they’re all taken care of now.  How, you might ask? With groundbreaking changes to…

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How to Build a Successful Social Media Marketing Plan

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How to Build a Successful Social Media Marketing Plan

Do you wish you had a better plan for your social media marketing initiatives? Looking for tips to help you succeed? In this article, you’ll discover how to choose, pursue, and track your progress for four important social media marketing goals. How to Identify the Right Goals for Your Business What works for one business [...] This post How to Build a Successful Social Media Marketing Plan first appeared on…

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Twitter just changed almost every part of its iOS app

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Twitter just changed almost every part of its iOS app

Twitter just got a major facelift. The company just unveiled a series of changes, including a major overhaul of its iOS app, as well as changes to the look and feel of some of its most important features, like the reply button. SEE ALSO: Apple’s iOS 11 will take Facebook and Twitter down a notch Among the most immediately noticeable changes: users’ profile photos now appear as round icons instead…

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#164: Free Content vs. Paid Content (What’s the Difference?)

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#164: Free Content vs. Paid Content (What’s the Difference?)

Nothing will grow your business faster than sharing your expertise through blogs, podcast episodes, Facebook Live broadcasts, freebies, and more. All of that is content gold that you give away for free. The key question here is how do you know where to draw the line between free and paid content? AND, is it possible to give away too much for free? I answer those questions and more in this…

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The New Kodak Moment = That Moment When You Lose Market Relevance

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The New Kodak Moment = That Moment When You Lose Market Relevance

“You press the button, we do the rest.” These are the touching words of Kodak’s first advertising slogan. Coined by George Eastman, Kodak’s iconic founder in 1892, this tagline almost seems relevant 120 years later. Almost. There was a time in history where uttering those words evoked an emotional sense of nostalgia. Now, unfortunately, the Kodak moment represents that moment when executives fail to realize how consumers are changing and…

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