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The GaggleAMP Blog

5 Components of a Good Tweet: Data Backed Insights

Posted on 01/17/2017

Whether you love it or hate it, Twitter is an unavoidable tool of the trade for modern marketers. It may not be the largest social media network, but with 317 million average users on a monthly basis (as of the third quarter of 2016), it is nothing to sneeze at either. With about 6,000 Tweets sent each second, Twitter is a busy place, so you need to be able to write the right messages to get attention.

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media, Social Research

Shel Holtz on Social Media Trolls

Posted on 01/12/2017

Shel Holtz is a communication strategist focusing primarily on internal and external communication activities at the corporate level. He is especially well-tuned to the needs of organizations in relation to employee advocacy on social media. Shel recently joined AMP UP Your Social Media’s host Glenn Gaudet to discuss how companies can prepare their employees for the possibility of being trolled while participating in social media advocacy on behalf of the company. This begins with having in place a social media policy that clearly includes how to deal with trolls.

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Topics: Communications, FIR Podcast Network, Marketing, Podcast, Social Media

Your Strategic Marketing Investment

Posted on 01/10/2017

As a company, you spend a fair amount of time and financial investment in the creation of just the right marketing strategy. How you execute this plan, will impact all of your company’s campaigns and ultimately your results in engaging prospects and customers. In order for it to be fully effective employees should be part of the process.

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Topics: Employee Advocacy, Engaged Employees, Marketing, marketing strategy, Social Media, Social Media Engagement

What is Authentic Engagement?

Posted on 01/05/2017

Building authentic engagement can be tricky, but in the business world it can be the difference between one sale and an ongoing relationship. Without this missing piece, corporations are undermining the effectiveness of their overall marketing efforts. As important as this strategy is, you will rarely see authentic engagement measured or even discussed on a marketing report.

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Topics: Employee Advocacy, Employee Engagement, Marketing

Introduction to Gamification in Employee Advocacy Programs (and the rest of your business)

Posted on 12/13/2016

In our modern, efficiency-obsessed economy, the idea of a secret system that can make your employees more loyal, effective, and efficient seems too good to be true - but it actually is a real thing. They key is to tap into the elements of what we do for fun and bring those mechanics into the day-to-day workplace. Basically, you make work into a game through the process of gamification.

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Topics: Employee Advocacy, Marketing, Social Media, social media marketing, gamification

The Power of Recognition

Posted on 11/15/2016

Employee engagement—and a lack thereof—impacts overall productivity in companies across America. In a March survey, Gallup found that 49.5% of employees were "not engaged" and 16.5% were "actively disengaged." This means that about six out of every ten employees in your organization might not be performing at their best. Unfortunately, this is not a new trend. Employee engagement has lagged for years, and frankly we are in the middle of a worldwide employee engagement crisis

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition

Why Your Employees Aren’t Sharing Marketing Content—and Why They Should Be

Posted on 11/08/2016

Do you consider your employees when formulating your social media strategy?

Your employees are a more valuable resource than you think. Employee social sharing can produce eight times more interaction than content shared by your brand alone, and it can be re-shared as much as 25 times more frequently.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Employee Advocacy, Marketing, Social Media, social media marketing

Why We Gave Our Website a Facelift and Why You Should Too

Posted on 11/02/2016

Website updates and redesigns are usually large projects that consume a lot of time and resources. Any marketer that has tackled a redesign project can attest to this. While being somewhat of a headache, the benefits of a site redesign are well worth it. Conversion rates are improved, user experience is enhanced and the overall look and feel are up to date with what visitors expect. Here are 4 big reasons why we updated our website design recently and why you should too.

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Topics: Conversion Rate, Marketing

4 Tips for Creating a Social Media Calendar

Posted on 10/27/2016

A social media content calendar is arguably the most important device in any social media strategy. Planning and scheduling content saves time and helps reduce the chance for errors or over posting. As a bonus, having a pre-planned social media content calendar ensures you maintain business continuity within your social media implementation; not only does it keep you on the right track - if you ever need to use a backup employee for social media duties, they can do so with ease.

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media, social media marketing

5 Ways to Tell That Your Social Media Strategy is Not Working

Posted on 10/18/2016

The use of social media as a marketing tool is on the rise. Statista estimates that in 2016, social media spending by marketers in the United States will reach $11.72 billion dollars in 2016, and will rise to $13.51 billion dollars in 2017. Unfortunately, a marketing budget, no matter how robust, is no substitute for a comprehensive social media strategy. A social media strategy defines your goals, your target audience, how you intend to reach that audience, and how you intend to measure your success. If you’re missing any of these elements, your success will be more dependent on luck than it will be on marketing ability.

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media, social media marketing