Sociables: A Social Media Roundup (February Edition)

February 3, 2017

 

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: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! It’s time to get lovey-dovey and celebrate your love for your significant other. A romantic day spent together with chocolates, roses, and a delicious dinner – it couldn’t get any better than that!… except with a cocktail (or 5). And we have the PERFECT Valentine’s Day cocktail for you – one that will really get you a Kiss on the Lips  Stay tuned to the end of the blog for a super simple recipe!

 

13 Social Networks That Are a Big Deal in Non-English Speaking Regions

 

At the top of our list, this Hootsuite blog post really caught our followers’ attention! Let’s be real, social media is GLOBAL but that doesn’t mean that the social networks we use in North America are popular elsewhere. Take a look at what’s popular elsewhere – and who knows, it might be worth it to invest for your 2017 social media strategy!

 

How to Use Snapchat for Customer Support

 

Snapchat is a quirky method for marketing, but once you get into the hang of it, it’s definitely useful! Although, did you know that you can also use it for customer support? It’s true! Through text, video, and phone chat, you can help customers ASAP.

 

Snapchat Inks Original Series Deal With Disney-ABC Television Group

 

Men and women alike, we all watch The Bachelor. And Snapchat knows this! Which is why they pounced on the opportunity to work with the hit reality TV show. But what does this pact actually mean for Snapchat users?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Determine the Best App for Managing Social Media

 

 

 

What are the best free apps for social media management? Hootsuite? Buffer? Klout? There are SO many management tools that it’s not only difficult to test them all, but to know which one is right for you and your business. Luckily, Entrepreneur did the work for you!

 

A List of Weird ‘Holidays’ to Celebrate on Social Media

 

 

National holidays are a GREAT way to engage with so many potential followers on social media. From Valentine’s Day to even National Cheese Day – you’ll be surprised at how many interactions you’ll have just through simple hashtag.

 

And while Hootsuite lists a few, we’ve got an entire database of Days of the Year waiting for you when you subscribe to our mailing list! (We promise, it’s worth it.)

 

And now for the Valentine’s Day drink you’ve been waiting for: Kiss on the Lips! (Recipe from: www.mixthatdrink.com)

 

Serves 1.

  • 1.5oz peach schnapps

  • 5oz frozen mango mix

  • 1 tablespoon grenadine

  • 2 cups crushed ice

Blend together peach schnapps, frozen mango, and crushed ice until smooth.

Pour grenadine into the bottom of a cocktail glass, then pour the blended mixture on top of it.

Garnish with a pineapple slice & cherry.

Enjoy!

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