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2015 Social Media Winners

2015 Social Media Winners

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One of the most ReTweeted tweets of 2015. Twitter remains the place for breaking and real time news discovery. June 26th, 2015

Hi:

The most RT (retweeted) political tweet of the year is of particular importance to my life. My youngest brother got married to the love of his life. #LoveWins.

In 2015 we have seen Facebook’s continued domination as the social media platform that the world uses, while Twitter remains the breaking news front page of the world.

Every year someone writes that Facebook is going to implode, that the youth are leaving it in droves, and that the (fill in the blank) platform is the next big thing (remember Ello?).

And every year Facebook continues to evolve and dominate the social media economy. They have done this through a singular focus on their customers and users, rather than attempt to monetize every single interaction. They have also been very smart (and lucky) with their mergers and acquisitions (instagram, WhatsApp, etc).

The two stats that resonate with me are:

  • Mobile: Facebook has over 800 million daily mobile users and almost all their 2015 growth is due to mobile ads. Are you a mobile organization? Are you optimized to provide content to your members and users on mobile platforms?
  • News: The majority of Americans get their news from Facebook. Think about that. Are you producing content that is optimized for sharing on facebook? Forget about how great it looks on your website. Remember, most people will see YOUR content on Facebook. Does it look good there?

What have you seen as a major trend this year?

What I have for you:

  • Video dominates in 2015: Facebook is making a play to be the video distribution platform of the internet and is doing an amazing job. 8 billion views a day now. YouTube, however, is not going away.
  • Video: Twitter’s highlight of 2015 and the YouTube Rewind for 2015.
  • Resources: Image sizes ! Social Media calendar !

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Shaun Dakin – Dakin Associates

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What I’m Reading

Watch this! Video dominates social media in 2015 - CNET
Watch this! Video dominates social media in 2015 – CNET

It was a big year for video on Facebook and other services, and live-streaming apps promise to make the future even bigger.

 

One Direction leads the way on Twitter's list of 2015 tweets
One Direction leads the way on Twitter’s list of 2015 tweets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Messages of love and gratitude shared by the boy band One Direction topped Twitter’s charts this year, eclipsing President Barack Obama’s celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court’s….

9 Ways to Use Twitter Politically | Connectivity
9 Ways to Use Twitter Politically | Connectivity

All your elected officials are on Twitter, so that’s where you need to be, too.

Video

Twitter video highlights 2015's best social media moments
Twitter video highlights 2015’s best social media moments

Twitter video takes us on a trip back through 2015’s best social media moments.

 

YouTube Rewind: Now Watch Me 2015 | #YouTubeRewind - YouTube
YouTube Rewind: Now Watch Me 2015 | #YouTubeRewind – YouTube

YouTube Rewind 2015. Celebrating the videos, people, music and moves that made 2015. #YouTubeRewind

Resources and Tools

The Essential Cheat Sheet of Cover Photo Dimensions for Facebook, Twitter & More [+ Pre-Sized Templates]
The Essential Cheat Sheet of Cover Photo Dimensions for Facebook, Twitter & More [+ Pre-Sized Templates]

Handy cheat sheet and templates that provide dimensions/sizes for designing optimized cover photos for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

 

The Ultimate Guide To Creating Your Social Media Calendar
The Ultimate Guide To Creating Your Social Media Calendar

Here is a guide to create and perfect your social media calendar. It will help you plan ahead and save time when sharing on social networks.

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