Sociables: A Social Media Roundup (August Edition)

August 5, 2016

 

Working in social media is HARD. You can’t rely on just your trusty college degree to get you through with wild success. This is a very unique field, where the rules change daily. What was best practice yesterday may not be today. How people consume content changes all the time. Hell, there could be an entirely new social network dropped on the world at any given moment and if you really want to be a rockstar at your job, you need to be know about it, try it and understand it – almost immediately, so you can know if it’s the right place for your clients to be. So how do you accomplish this great feat of relentlessly staying up to date? Well, you have to read… A LOT. Lucky for you, social media gurus (such as ourselves) love to write about this stuff, so it’s pretty easy to get your hands on the deets. (You can just follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn for a steady feed of it all–real time.) To be even more helpful (it’s just in our nature), we’ve decided to round up our top performing content from this past month for you – right here and now.

 

So sit back, grab yourself a cocktail (let’s be honest, you deserve it–you work hard) and get up to speed, Rockstars.

 

NEW RECIPE: Just because it's August doesn't mean that summer is over! We still have another month left of sunshine and summer BBQs. We've been loving Rosé Lemonade (recipe below) - it's super refreshing and easy to make!

 

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4 Ways to Humanize Your Social Media Updates

 

Running social media accounts for a business is hard work! We know, we know... you want to advertise the company and gain as many new customers as you can, but don't forget to make personal connections with your followers. Our tips: add a few emojis and a little humour to your posts!

 

5 Key Influencer Marketing Pitfalls (and How to Fix Them)

 

Influencer marketing has become incredibly popular in 2016, but you have to

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7 Social Media Metrics that Really Matter—and How to Track Them

 

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And now for a tasty and incredibly easy recipe for Rosé Lemonade! (Recipe from: www.thekitchn.com)

 

Makes 8 servings

  • Ice

  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle dry rosé wine

  • 3 cups lemonade

  • 1 medium lemon, sliced

  • 1 (12-ounce) can club soda

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Combine the rosé, lemonade, and lemon slices in a large pitcher filled with ice. Top with club soda.

 

Pour into 8 glasses, adding ice from the pitcher to each glass as needed.

 

Cheers!

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