The Social Media Slant Daily

By Cendrine Marrouat | Cendrine Marrouat brings you the latest social media news, tips, tools, plus a lot more in between!

Social media in numbers (Q1 2017)

Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below — updated to …

Asia Pacific

Should I buy likes for my social media accounts?

Below is an email exchange from a few years ago. “Bonjour Cendrine, Do you offer guest blogging services in French? I am looking for writer to write …

Social Media Marketing

5 characteristics of a social media professional (jerk)

Social media is a fantastic medium of communication. Unfortunately, it is only as good as people want it to be. Earlier this month, I had a short but …

Social Media Marketing

Just because something is online…

“As a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a …

copyright

You never know who is watching

Photo credit: Stephen Jones (Flickr) “Brought to you by Cendrine Marrouat, who I think is simply brilliant.” When I caught this mention in an email …

Social Media

7 reasons why visitors leave websites for ever

When I built my first website in 2003, none of the tools we have today existed. WordPress was a newborn and you had to know HTML! For an entire week, …

Web Design

Social media in numbers (Q2 2016)

Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below — updated to …

United States

Interview with Ben Deschamps, of independent record label Amphis Music

Today, I’m going back to my roots: independent art. I started my career as an indie and have always enjoyed connecting with that community. When Ben …

Music

Guest blogging: Quick tips to do it right

Like every blogger on the planet, I receive guest posting pitches. Most of them are awful. And not because the senders don’t know what they are …

Digital Marketing

Top social media platforms explained in plain English (Infographic)

Have you ever looked for an easy explanation of the main differences between the major social networks out there? If the answer is yes (and you like …

Social Media Marketing

5 important tips for blogging success

When I opened my first blog in January 2005, my goal was just to share my poetry with the world. In more than a decade, my main focus has obviously …

Digital Marketing

The day Cheerios enraged social media…

Last month, Prince died at the age of 57. As always, brands quickly took to Twitter to honor the memory of the music legend. Cheerios came up with …

Social Media Marketing

Small business owners: Newsletters and discounts don’t always work together

There is one newsletter I read almost religiously. It’s Martin Stellar’s. Martin has a refreshing voice. He is honest and wise. And even though he …

Small Business

Interview with online marketer and Wikipedia expert Mike Wood

Mike Wood and I met a few weeks ago. His profile piqued my interested when he shared that he had released a book on Wikipedia marketing. That’s not …

Marketing

Losing subscribers is not the end of the world

A few weeks ago, one of my clients contacted me after losing her first newsletter subscriber. She thought she had done something wrong and wanted …

Marketing

We all have to start small…

April is a special month for Social Media Slant. Three years ago, I launched this blog with one idea in mind: Helping small business owners and …

Small Business

Social media in numbers (Q1 2016)

Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below — updated to …

Pew Research Center

Emotions and business

The above picture dates back to November 2012. I took it after the first major snowfall of the season. Winnipeg, my city, had landed 25 cm. I love …

Social Media

Guest post: What to do when your blog goes viral

The following is a guest post by Lana Richardson. Her bio is at the end. Be honest. Every time you hit publish on a brand new blog post or piece of …

Digital Marketing

Yes, social media is a lot of work

The other day, a potential client ended our conversation on strategy and monitoring with the following: “Gosh, social media seems to be so much work! …

Social Media Marketing

Guest post: These 5 brands will make you consider including quizzes in your strategy

The following is a guest post by JP Misenas. His bio is at the end. Lead generation has always been an important aspect for businesses of every size. …

Digital Marketing

What makes you different?

“I have been a blogger for years. Why don’t more people read me?” “Clients don’t want to pay for my services. So, I have to keep my rates low to be …

Joy (Movie)

Guest post: 6 tips for preventing social media burnout

Photo credit: Viktor Hanacek via PicJumbo The following is a guest post by Cat Rose. Her bio is at the end. Without sounding terribly overdramatic, …

Social Media Marketing

Fight content scraping with this list of resources

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on a content scraper who had used one of my posts verbatim on their website. They had never asked for my …

Digital Marketing

Blogging on LinkedIn: 11 tips to write winning posts

Have you ever written long-form posts on LinkedIn? If not, you should. Every time I publish a new piece on the platform, several great things happen. …

Your success in social media is your responsibility

In 2013, Manta reported that more than 60 percent of U.S.-based small business owners saw no ROI from their social media activities. Three years …

Social Media Marketing

Social media in numbers (Q4 2015)

Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below — updated to …

United States

Guest post: 8 more blog post ideas that will grow your website traffic

This is part 2 of Gary Dek’s guest contribution. To read part 1, click here. #10 Publish a podcast It seems as if fewer and fewer people have time to …

Digital Marketing

Guest post: 9 blog post ideas that will grow your website traffic

The following is a post from Gary Dek. His bio is at the end. Some people make it seem effortless to run an engaging and informative blog. While part …

Digital Marketing