Tag Archive for social Media

Can You Copyright a Tweet?

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We were recently quoted in an online magazine article; our picture, our name and our original tweet. In fact, it was a screen shot of what we had written on a fairly controversial topic! We were never informed that we had been quoted and would never have seen it if it wasn’t for Google Alerts. In short, our permission was never sought. In the journalism world, this would have been a sure no-go; quoting someone on a controversial subject without their knowledge, could get them into a sticky situation.

So, this led us to the million dollar question…..can you copyright a tweet?

How Often Should You be Posting on Social Media?

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Following our recent post on the best times to post on social media, and being that this is a question we get frequently asked, we thought we would shed some light on the complex world of social media posting. With all the different sites and different word counts, knowing how often to post your content online can be tricky.

There is a fine line between appearing spammy and un-engaging and positioning yourself as a helpful expert in your field. Each platform has different ‘rules’ when it comes to the frequency of posts, and these have been developed and evolved by those who use the platforms regularly (that’s us all, as social media users). Each platform provider has developed their platform to allow us to post all manner of different types of content (we’ll be posting a series of blogs in the coming weeks and months on content for social, so keep an eye out). Here’s what we have found works best in terms of frequency of posting:

Evaluating the Current Trends of Social Media Marketing in 2014

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Unless you have been living under a rock for the past half a decade, you probably already understand how important social media marketing is to your business – it can play a vital role in both generating new leads and building a relationship with your current prospects and customers.

Still, in order to be able to maintain a strong social media presence, you have to stay in touch with the current trends that are developing in the social media world, and in the online world everything does change very quickly.

So for those who want to stay on top of their game and are looking for something new to build their social media campaigns around, here are some of the main trends that are currently seen in the world of social media:

Brands are Taking the Wrong Approach to Social and Here is How to Fix That

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Social media is undeniably an integral part of our daily routine and brings huge benefits to both our business and personal lives. As these benefits become more apparent, an increasing number of brands and businesses are integrating social media into their overall marketing strategies. These platforms give brands a free and invaluable way to connect with clients (both current and potential), spread brand warmth, monitor competitors, manage customer service, gain customer insights and drive website traffic….so what’s not to love?
Yet, many brands are jumping feet first into the social media realm without truly understanding the basics; mainly, how to post content. This seems like a no-brainer to some people, yet many brands still don’t know the most basic and fundamental ‘rules’ of social media. Yes, social media is integral to your brand, but going out all guns blazing with no planning or strategy may in fact do more harm than good.