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How to write for social media

This video with Paul Gillin is about the basics of writing engaging social media messages. With so many posts, tweets and chatter filling social media, it’s almost impossible to get a message through.

You need to be distinctive. Start by understanding the culture and the medium, speaking the language of your audience and using angles that provoke conversation and response.

Writing for social media is about finding angles, factoids and quotes that intrigue and provoke using words that no one expects you to use. Don’t just tell your audience to look at something; make it something they have to look at.

This webinar covers the basics of writing for the blogosphere as well as how to write for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in a manner that recognizes the unique culture of each.

In this free 30-minute Biznology® webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to fine-tune messages for each of the major social networks
  • How to find offbeat angles that catch readers’ eyes and entice them to learn more
  • 20 unique approaches to the same topic and why you should never run out of ideas

Paul Gillin is one of our Biznology authors, and a writer, speaker and online marketing consultant specializing in B2B social media. He is a prolific writer who has published hundreds of articles about new media while also writing five books: The New Influencers (2007), Secrets of Social Media Marketing (2008), The Joy of Geocaching (2010), Social Marketing to the Business Customer (2011), and Attack of the Customers (2013). He was a monthly columnist for BtoB magazine for seven years. Paul is a veteran technology journalist with over 25 years of editorial leadership experience. His website is gillin.com and he blogs at paulgillin.com and Newspaper Death Watch.

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Mike Moran

Mike Moran is an expert in digital marketing, search technology, social media, text analytics, web personalization, and web metrics, who, as a Certified Speaking Professional, regularly makes speaking appearances. Mike’s previous appearances include keynote speaking appearances worldwide. Mike serves as a senior strategist for Converseon, an AI powered consumer intelligence technology and consulting firm. He is also a senior strategist for SoloSegment, a marketing automation software solutions and services firm. Mike also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of SEMPO. Mike spent 30 years at IBM, rising to Distinguished Engineer, an executive-level technical position. Mike held various roles in his IBM career, including eight years at IBM’s customer-facing website, ibm.com, most recently as the Manager of ibm.com Web Experience, where he led 65 information architects, web designers, webmasters, programmers, and technical architects around the world. Mike's newest book is Outside-In Marketing with world-renowned author James Mathewson. He is co-author of the best-selling Search Engine Marketing, Inc. (with fellow search marketing expert Bill Hunt), now in its Third Edition. Mike is also the author of the acclaimed internet marketing book, Do It Wrong Quickly: How the Web Changes the Old Marketing Rules, named one of best business books of 2007 by the Miami Herald. Mike founded and writes for Biznology® and writes regularly for other blogs. In addition to Mike’s broad technical background, he holds an Advanced Certificate in Market Management Practice from the Royal UK Charter Institute of Marketing and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He also teaches at Rutgers Business School. He is a Senior Fellow at the Society for New Communications Research. Mike worked at ibm.com from 1998 through 2006, pioneering IBM’s successful search marketing program. IBM’s website of over two million pages was a classic “big company” website that has traditionally been difficult to optimize for search marketing. Mike, working with Bill Hunt, developed a strategy for search engine marketing that works for any business, large or small. Moran and Hunt spearheaded IBM’s content improvement that has resulted in dramatic gains in traffic from Google and other internet portals.

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