Social Media Benchmarking: Why You Need to Benchmark Your Social Media Activity
By Sandra BuschNov 9
Are you looking for valuable tips, education, or inspiration on social media marketing?
Here are 15 of the most eye-opening blogs we’ve found that can help.
Social Media Examiner is one of the largest marketing communities in the world. They help businesses discover tips and tricks on using social media and digital to connect with customers, create awareness, drive web traffic, and generate ROI and sales.
You can find a lot of inspiration and help from a range of prominent social media influencers via articles, expert interviews, original research, podcasts, videos, and news.
Social Media Examiner also offers interesting industry events and training to help you improve your social media skills and knowledge.
Articles we loved from Social Media Examiner:
Mari Smith is a real icon when it comes to Facebook marketing. She is a co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day, the lead author of The Relationship Age, and a popular social media keynote speaker and trainer.
Dive into Mari’s blog to stay ahead of the curve with all Facebook-related trends. Her 15+ years’ experience will guide your brand into the newest and wisest strategies on the social network.
Here is some inspiration from Mari Smith:
Social Media Week (SMW) is an international platform for events, news, and inspiration on media, marketing, and technology. They connect communities worldwide to inspire new ways to grow businesses and societies through social media.
Their blog is a great hub for all things social media, with valuable lessons on business growth and community building in a digital age. Here are some great examples:
If you want to become an expert and stay up to date with Facebook advertising, you should follow Jon Loomer’s blog. He is a Facebook marketing coach, author, speaker, and strategist using Facebook for business purposes since 2007. Jon can inspire you to experiment with advanced strategies to grow your business, drive leads, and generate ROI on Facebook.
These blog posts are just a sneak peak from Jon Loomer’s amazing content:
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and thought leader in the world of tech, the internet, and innovations. His passion is to identify trends and translate them into the business world.
Follow Gary Vee’s blog to not just boost your business strategies, but also shift your mindset on social media marketing and beyond.
Articles we loved from Gary Vee:
Neal Schaffer is a popular keynote speaker and author of Maximize Your Social and The Age of Influence. He helps innovative businesses to successfully transform their sales and marketing via the power of digital and social media.
Follow Neal’s blog and podcast to learn smart techniques and practical tips on promoting your brand, generating leads, and improving your business results.
Check out some of the tips we liked from Neal Schaffer:
Social Media Today is your digital newspaper and hub for social media news, tutorials, guides, and case studies.
The blog offers valuable ideas, tips, and lessons for B2C and B2B brands on using social media marketing to connect with their community and grow their business. They also host live Twitter chats on various social media topics, where you can ask questions and share your experience with #SMTLive.
Articles we loved from Social Media Today:
Brian Fanzo is a wizard in disguise when it comes to enabling brands to flourish with the power of social. He is also a millennial keynote speaker who inspires businesses to stand out from the crowd on social and leverage technologies to engage with customers of all ages.
Follow Brian’s blog so you don’t miss out on his vision and knowledge on what works on social media. Here’s one of his great articles to check out:
HubSpot is a CRM platform that helps businesses grow by sharing valuable ideas and news on their blog. Follow them for insightful articles that will inspire you to use social media to improve your inbound marketing, generate leads, and boost your ROI.
Articles we loved from HubSpot:
Neil Patel is a real guru when it comes to everything web-related. He is a passionate speaker, trainer, and influencer in the area of social media marketing.
Follow Neil’s blog for social media news and insights and to understand how social connects with other areas of digital marketing to grow your business and ROI.
These are some of Neil Patel’s blog posts that we’ve enjoyed reading:
Sue. B. Zimmerman, also known as @TheInstagramExpert, is a blogger you don’t want to miss out on following. Her genuine voice can open the doors of social for your brand, especially when it comes to Instagram.
Sue’s blog will teach you tips and tricks about the social network that can change your business’ lead generation and community management strategy. Whether you are starting with Instagram or trying to reap the fruits of your presence there, check out Sue’s blog.
Articles we loved from Sue:
Jeremiah Owyang is a tech disruptor and innovative analyst who teaches businesses how new technology connects companies to their customers. Follow his blog to get in-depth insights and lessons on what’s to come in tech and social media and translate it into success for your business.
These are just some of the great pieces from Jeremiah:
Andrea Vahl is an inspiring speaker, consultant, and visionary especially when it comes to Facebook advertising. Her blog can teach you how to leverage the power of social ads to generate leads and convert them into sales.
Here are some of the interesting topics Andrea writes about:
The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) is an excellent source of inspiration and knowledge for all brands. Their blog and resources give you practical tips on the world of storytelling and guide you on how to understand and talk to your audience on social media.
Founded by Joe Pulizzi, the CMI offers excellent inspiration and expert advice, and an active community for discussing the latest news that is moving the industry forward.
Take a peak at a couple of CMI’s blog posts:
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Are you ready to boost your social media strategy with all the inspiration from these stellar blogs?
Make sure you book some time in your weekly schedule to stay up-to-date with all news around social media marketing and generate new content ideas to grow your business.