Why Facebook Zero Is Bulls… and Why Consultants Claim It’s Not

Warning, the following article is a bit of a rant…Nothing to start the week better than with a rant. Facebook recently launched another update – and it didn’t take long until articles began to appear that claimed that it is the next step to “Facebook Zero.” In case you didn’t know, Facebook Zero is the term coined by marketers describing…

The Internet May Be Written in Ink – But It’s Going Straight to DVD

We are currently working on a project that involved asking people about their problems and fears when starting out in Social Media Marketing – and one of the most given answers surprised me: “I fear saying something wrong, damaging my company’s profile and bringing long term damage to it. Nothing ever really get’s deleted on the internet.” I’m not surprised…

The Devil in the Marketing Details – Do One Thing Right Before You Try Another

Marketing is not easy, and online marketing does not necessarily mean that marketing has become easier. Marketing has become more accessible, yes, but easier? As a marketer, I often see other marketers and even more often clients try a lot of different things at once. The process is always the same. They have read or heard about something that sounded clever.…

Intellectual Property Rights for Instagram, Flickr and Twitter Photos

The following post is a guest post by Olga Egorsheva, the CEO of the marketplace for social media content, lobster.media. Lobster makes it possible for anyone to earn money by selling licenses for the photos they have already published on Instagram or Flickr. Olga is Russian by origin, lived in France, Norway and Germany, and started the company in London with…

Why You Still Need a Blog in 2015 – The Traffic Generation Podcast (The Social Ms)

Today this is the second episode of our podcast – yes I know I am early on this one. I actually changed the plan and decided I will do this 2 – 3 times a week. You can still look forward to a set episode on sundays – with other episodes appearing during the week. I hope that is ok…

Facebook Fanpages: Why We’re All Wrong About Organic Reach

Recently Jon Loomer published a great post about organic reach on Facebook. In this post he carefully explains why organic reach of Facebook Pages is NOT dead. Never was. Facebook is concentrating on giving your content to the people most likely to enjoy it and interact with it. Jon explains the relation between organic reach and content in a lot…

How Not to Build a New Presence in Social Media

There is so much crap social media advice out there, once in a while it simply leaves me speechless. As told before I am a member of a (German) Social Media Marketing group on Facebook. This morning I saw the (totally legitimate) question of how to gain fans on Facebook for a new page without paying for ads. Although there…

Your Road to Twitter Success in 6 Easy Steps

We have written some articles about how to grow your Twitter account to achieve Twitter success. Our assumption for these articles was that you are already present on Twitter and “just” want to know how to grow a targeted following and with it gain more traffic to your content. Talking to some newbies on Twitter, I realized that there are…

Influencers Are Lying and Statistics Are Only Telling Half The Truth

Last week Kim Garst posted an article about various ideas for posts for your Facebook page. Kim writes in the article that you should post several times a day – but I guess some of you have heard about the statistic research stating that the optimal frequency would be ten times a week. In the comments to Kim’s post the…