What is brand monitoring and why is it important?

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Your business’s health and longevity means keeping a watchful eye on the public perception of your brand. There are more ways than ever for your audience to talk about you, but luckily, it’s never been easier to track your brand mentions through online brand monitoring and have a comprehensive understanding of how people feel about...

Social media advertising: how to run a compelling campaign

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If you’re still on the fence about social media advertising, we get it. Research shows that one of the top goals for marketers is increasing brand awareness, which is why more and more brands are achieving this with a paid social presence. That’s because social media has become the go-to place for consumers to research and...

Integrating organic and paid for a powerful LinkedIn social media strategy

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A lot of social marketers ask, does our brand really need to be on LinkedIn? In short, yes. By the end of March 2020, LinkedIn reached 690 million users and saw a 26% increase in user sessions quarter-over-quarter. Your LinkedIn social media strategy will be a bit different than your strategies for other platforms. LinkedIn...

How to conduct a speedy social media audit (free template included!)

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It’s no secret that businesses today should have some sort of social media strategy. But all too often we see companies improvising with little or no plan. And hey, we totally understand why it happens. Perhaps you inherited your social presence from someone who was “winging it.” Maybe you haven’t had the time to sit...

A marketers’ guide to TikTok analytics

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While TikTok seems to be the hub for young Millennials and Gen Zers, that doesn’t mean your business should discount this platform. The home of viral sensations and short video memes, brands can also have a great presence on TikTok and reach younger demographics with fun content. However, as it goes with any social media...

Unlock success by embracing social media data analysis

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By now you should know that social media marketers aren’t only responsible for community management, content creation and building brand awareness. Social media data analysis is a huge part of the job. So much so that some companies are increasingly adding social media data analysts to fortify their marketing teams, answer questions about larger business...

Expand the power of social data in your organization with Premium Analytics

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As a social marketer, time is a precious resource that you cannot afford to waste. And having data-driven, actionable insights is essential for your success. Data from the latest Sprout Index suggests that 40% of social marketers believe they need a dedicated analyst to make a greater business impact. Unfortunately, getting buy-in for this resource...

How to leverage social data to be a world-class agency

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Every agency, big or small, full-service or boutique, attracts and acquires clients because of their unparalleled experience and ability to take campaigns and content to the next level. As an agency expert, it’s your responsibility to bring forward actionable insights that speak to your clients’ goals, audience, strategies and more. While some agencies might have...

The most popular custom reporting options in Sprout & how to use them

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Data analysis and reporting are becoming increasingly important skills for social media marketers. In fact, social marketers in a hiring position say that reporting ability was the number one skill they look for in candidates, according to the latest Sprout Social Index™. Why? Social data has the potential to unlock key insights into your target...

Data visualization: What it is and how it adds value to marketing

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The abundance of data can be a bane as much as it is a boon. While marketers now have plenty of data to back up their campaigns and strategies, that also means they have to go through the tedious process of sifting through a sea of data to find what they need to measure performance...