Most Important Marketing Technologies to Have

According to a Forbes Insights/Oracle Marketing Cloud survey of 255 executives across a range of industries and functions, 62% of brand and agency representatives around the world said they are satisfied with how well their current marketing technology is meeting their expectations, and 57% plan to make new technology investments. Social marketing capabilities were rated … Continue reading »

LinkedIn’s Content Sharing Benefits [study]

Professional content consumption is “dramatically rising” on LinkedIn, according to a new study. Based on a survey of 2,701 LinkedIn members in the US who actively share and consume content, the report reveals that these “content revolutionaries” primarily share professional content on the platform in order to increase their visibility and enhance their reputations. LinkedIn counts … Continue reading »

Small to Medium Businesses Up Social Media Budgets and Time Invested

Over four in five SMBs have integrated social media into traditional marketing activities Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have continued to see success with social media, and they’re now upping budgets and time invested in the channel. In an April 2014 study by Social Media Marketing University, the majority (54.4%) of US SMB marketers said … Continue reading »

Why The Reach of Your Organic Posts on Facebook’s News Feed Has Diminished

Organic reach was already declining before the change to Facebook’s News Feed algorithm. Facebook’s December 2013 announcement of a change to its News Feed algorithm has caused uproar among many, from brands and marketers to celebrities and bloggers, as it aims to drastically reduce the reach of organic posts to between 1% and 2%. However, … Continue reading »

Twitter Features That Increase Retweets [study]

Looking for more retweets? Twitter has released data based on an analysis of millions of tweets sent by verified users in the US. The study looked at tweets that contained Twitter’s “hard features” – photos, #hashtags, links, videos, and tweets containing a number of a digit (such as a sports score) – comparing retweets from … Continue reading »

Words That Are Most Likely To Get Your Posts Shared on Social Media [infographic]

To attract attention and increase engagement on social media, some words are more powerful than others. This infographic from ShortStack illustrates which words are most likely to get your content and status updates shared across various social media networks. Take your social media to the next level. Call BDS 877.447.0134

New Social Media Marketing Strategy Workshop

Art Center College of Design 2 Day Workshop – January 18 and 19, 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Instructor: Lori Berson Register at http://www.artcenter.edu/acn Build Your Business with LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. Social media marketing today is vastly different that it was even last year. New channels, platforms, technologies, and devices have led … Continue reading »

25 Amazing Social Media Tools Your Brand Should Be Using [INFOGRAPHIC]

These days when planning a company social strategy, the number of social media tools can be overwhelming. It’s not enough to have a presence on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. To benefit from social media, companies need to optimize their use and be truly engaging. Here are 25 great tools to get you and your team … Continue reading »

Mobile and Email Small Business Marketer’s 2014 Wish List [infographic]

With 2014 quickly approaching, many business professionals are planning to change their marketing strategies. Below are the top marketing objectives of small and medium-sized businesses’ (SMBs). Source: Direct Marketing News According to the j2 Global Forecast Survey: • 28.16% of small business professionals say increasing their online presence, such as setting up a website or … Continue reading »