Yesterday marked day 2 of Social Media Marketing World 2019. What were some of the key takeaways? Facebook gets rightfully stomped on, video rules, content shock continues, influencers don’t comply, and much more. Watch the video for full details.
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In today’s episode recapping day two of Social Media Marketing World 2019 it was a crazy day in terms of a lot of the information shared by the various folks who are speaking. So to kick off the day Michael Stelzer, the founder talked about, he did a really nice recap of the history of Facebook in the last five years, and how it went from a marketer’s, best friend and this massively open platform to unify the world to increasing increasingly smaller and smaller and less open and less open until now. It is basically a completely self serving machine outside content doesn’t do well. marketing content doesn’t do well. It is only for what is AI optimizes for and for what people pay for, which I thought was a nice retrospective. He did have a
Nice little takeaway in terms of a sort of a meme for your brain about marketing, and specifically about marketing on social networks, and that was that, instead of making a smaller impact on a bigger audience make a bigger impact on a smaller audience that I thought was helpful for folks to hear that they should stop trying to be a Kardashian right and focus on the audience they have and growing that not as quickly but trying to create much more loyalty. So people remember to go seek you out. He also was showing you the difference between Facebook’s video viewers and YouTube video viewers YouTube’s video of yours least in in his data, were much much more loyal, helpful.
50% getting to the end of in many cases, five to seven minute videos, whereas he shows what he
example where he had 20,000 on average 20,000 viewers start a video on Facebook, same five to seven minute video. And by the time they got to the end, the completion rate was was 19 out of those 20,000 so 19 people, so it was it was useful. Nick Nevin, who is a YouTube practitioner I felt like a quarter million subscribers really went over some useful stuff. Number one he advocated that we all and I will be doing this myself take the YouTube Creator Academy course just to learn the ins and outs in the same way that I advocate for Google’s analytics Academy would seem that we all have to get our homework done and go to YouTube Creator Academy so i’ll be doing that. Now. completely free of course, just Google for YouTube Creator Academy.
He said the when you’re customizing your channel
in a do it in
Lot of time and I was actually actually had the trust insights YouTube channel up while he was talking just starting to make the changes right in the session.
The new and returning user videos, there’s a section in the, in your channel where you can put a video to show you that new user or returning users and his advice was that is where you put your goal generating video videos. If you want people sign up for an email list, you want people to buy something you want people to do whatever, that’s the place that it goes. He said that’s the most valuable real estate on your YouTube channel from a video perspective, so make sure that that is where you invest some some time and that’s involved.
He had a really good point on
your videos when you run analytics on the on your videos, instead of looking at what gets views because use can be very transitory.
Analyze which videos give you new subscribers if you go to YouTube Analytics you go into the the video
Section, you have to add a column for subscribers. But then if you sort your videos by that you can see these are the videos that generate real loyalty because people are saying yes, I’m raising my hand I want to watch more from you. So that was very helpful.
Ursula random did a fantastic session on influencer program. She runs the sap influencer program. And one of the interesting things there was that they do their influencer marketing, planning and budgeting on an annual basis. So instead of having it be one offs, like oh, we need an influencer for this event for this event, they actually try out the whole year and assign influencers based on their their editorial calendar, which is a smart way of doing it. And her co presenter Megan Connelly,
talk very I thought when I don’t think spent enough time on
regulatory requirements for influencers are much deeper than most marketers think.
The example they were giving because SAP is a German company is GDPR GDPR. The general data protection regulation, the EU directive about piracy
extends through your supply chain. So as part of your compliance, if you’re working with an influencer, they must also be GDP are compliant. If you want to make sure that you’re you’ve mitigated your risk, your influences have to be as compliant as you are, they have to adhere to your policies and vice versa,
in terms of data sharing influencers may not necessarily be able to do as much data sharing, or have to go take additional steps to make sure that they are passing along audience to you in a way that is compliant, which was I think, an important part of that. Again, they had to they had to do a whole
the whole session and but I think that could probably be its own session on on regulatory requirements for influencers because it is if you do
Wrong, a very serious risk.
The fine folks at buzz Sumo through a lunch yesterday and there’s a lot of
talking about just content in general. But one step that I thought was really very aligned with this idea of Mark Schaefer, his idea of content shock was that in 2018, we, the planet cranked out 912 million blog posts. Now we think about it. That’s a lot.
Last year trust insights did analysis of Google news stories, and we cranked out as a civilization like 93 million news story. So the fact that we basically did 10 X, the number of blog posts mean, it’s really just swimming in, in content. And it’s about as a prize that as as more marketers are creating more stuff. It’s getting that much harder to get eyeballs on things. And finally, I did my talk which you’ll be able to
You want to see the slides moment you can go to where can I get the slides calm right now. And the video and stuff will be up. I think I kind of plane ride today’s I’m sure I can get video at least edited on the plane ride today, back to back to Boston. But one of the things we did after the talks was I did a dinner with talk Walker. And
we had we did like a 45 minute presentation on using AI and data to make better social media marketing. And one of the key takeaways from that was that search, your search marketing and your social media marketing must work together, they must share data. If you don’t do this, what will happen is you’ll be essentially spending money twice because they can use a lot of the same data they can use. When you look at social trends can pull that data out, feed it to your search keyword and regenerate new keyword lists or enhance your keyword lists and then
From that pass that data back to social media about when things will be trending. So there’s a lot of value that you can extract when you put those departments together. Ideally, all of your digital marketing team should be collaborating together. But search and social in particular
are really really important to bond together to be sharing data frequently and at at volume. So that was day two of Social Media Marketing World today I’m going to catch about half of the show because I got to fly back early afternoon flight but
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