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How Big Data Creates the Perfect Digital Marketing Applications

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Social media is big data. Every 60 seconds, Facebook users share 2,460,000 pieces of content and Yelp receives 26,380 reviews. Don’t forget about the 2 million blog posts created each day and the 1 billion websites available for us to peruse.

With all of this content floating around the Internet, digital marketing struggles to truly engage and convert an increasingly fragmented online audience. Reliance on manual processes to seek out and engage with relevant social media posts is not enough. Therefore, there is a growing demand for applications that allow digital marketers to automatically understand the content shared about their brand, pinpoint the users to target, and market to them in a personalized way.

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New to Social Media Marketing? Here are 6 Best Practices

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You’re just starting out marketing a business or non-profit organization using various social media channels and tools. You’re not a social media expert yet, but you will be very soon. What’s your next step? It’s wise to start off with some boundaries around your social media posts and content sharing.

In addition to maintaining your standards and representing your brand with excellence, here are six best practices that span all of the top five social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, and Instagram) and most other social media channels. In other words, if you start off using these best practices, your chances of early success will increase greatly. Continue reading

Digital Marketing 101: Social and Search Paid Advertising

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This post is part of our Digital Marketing 101 series. Sign up to get the full series!

This post is the fifth in a series of six posts we’re calling “Digital Marketing 101,” in which we have broken up the General Assembly Digital Marketing class into six bite-sized chunks for those who are considering entering the digital marketing space, or who need a primer on the basic building blocks of digital marketing. The first four posts covered:

  1. Developing a Brand Strategy
  2. Measuring & Metrics
  3. The Digital Marketing Funnel
  4. Owned Content Marketing

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Twitter Advertising

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Breaking news. Celebrity goofs. Hashtag memes. Catchup and conversation with friends. We turn to Twitter for all these things and more, revealing a lot about our interests and demographics in the meantime. It should be no surprise that advertisers flock to this medium that’s so deftly captured the world’s attention. If you’re considering advertising on Twitter, find out what works — and what doesn’t — before you make the dive.

Related Story: 11 Successful Entrepreneurs You Should Be Following on Twitter

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