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Brian Peters

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Neuromarketing: Surprising Facts Businesses and Marketers Should Know

How to subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS Neuromarketing. Sounds fairly complicated, doesn’t it? Fortunately for marketers and small businesses, it doesn’t have to be. Neuromarketing is when the principles of psychology are applied to marketing research and strategy. Understanding why people make purchasing decisions online and how they respond to various marketing strategies and tactics is a critical component in effectively marketing your own products or serv

How Ahrefs and Buffer Drive 1 Million+ Sessions Per Month with Evergreen Content and Social Media

* Learn how we drive the growth of our blog here at Buffer using free, organic traffic strategies. * Understand how to amplify blog content by reverse engineering social media videos that your audience will love. * See how we generated more than 30,000 clicks to to our content using paid acquisition channels, and how we optimize ads to lower CPC while simultaneously increasing CTR. Building your website traffic in 2018 is no easy task. Today, businesses are faced with an ever-increasing amo

Instagram’s Co-Founders Step Down, Vertical Video Gains Momentum, Facebook Launches Stories Ads, and More!

How to subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS Looking to catch up on the latest social media news, but short on time? We have you covered! This week (episode #114) we’re chatting about all of this and more: * Instagram’s co-founders are stepping down from their positions at Facebook, sending a shock through the industry. We’re covering what this critical change means for social behemoth. * Vertical video is gaining momentum and now is the time for businesses to jum

How Two Brands Generate Hundreds of Thousands in Revenue on Social Media, Big News from Twitter, New LinkedIn Ad Formats, and More!

How to subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS Looking to catch up on the latest social media news, but short on time? We have you covered! This week (episode #113) we’re chatting about all of this and more: * How two brands are using social media, particularly Instagram and Instagram Stories, to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue and why it may not be as difficult as you think. * Instagram is testing a brand new stand-alone shopping app that could

PodcastsSep 17, 2018
How to Discover Irresistible Content Ideas Using Reddit, YouTube, Quora, and Online Communities

How to subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS 💡Looking for an easy way to save all your best ideas? Check out Ideas from Buffer → Where and how am I going to find my next great content ideas? We’ve all asked this question at one time or another. Developing consistently great content for your social media accounts, blog posts, webinars, online courses, and workshops is a major challenge from both a creative and resource standpoint. This week on The Science of Soci

PodcastsSep 4, 2018
A New Facebook Guide to Creating Video, The Shift to Instagram Stories Ads and Messenger, and 5 YouTube Facts You Can’t Miss

How to subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS Looking to catch up on the latest social media news, but short on time? We have you covered! This week (episode #110) we’re chatting about all of this and more: * According to an interesting article from Digiday, Facebook is shifting gears with brand advertisers. After years of trying to sell brands on the Facebook news feed, they’re changing their pitch to Instagram, Stories, and Messenger engagement. * Facebook interv

Guides & CoursesAug 23, 2018
5 Tried and True LinkedIn Tips to Grow your Company Page Followers 600% Faster

While much of the focus over the last few years on social media has been on Facebook and Instagram, LinkedIn has been steadily growing its user base to more than 500 million users. And we’ve seen first-hand that businesses are working hard on perfecting their LinkedIn marketing strategy so that they can tap into the world’s largest professional network. A few months ago, we asked you (our readers) to let us know which social media networks you would like to learn more about – LinkedIn (53%) ca

PodcastsAug 20, 2018
Facebook Redesigns Pages as Reach Declines, 5 Fascinating Facts About Gen Z, the ROI of Meme Accounts, and More!

How to subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS Looking to catch up on the latest social media news, but short on time? We have you covered! Join 17,000+ weekly listeners for the Buffer podcast, The Science of Social Media, where we bring you the latest and greatest in social media marketing news, updates, stories, insights, and actionable takeaways. This week we have a super interesting episode lined up for you, starting with specific details around Facebook’s plan t

PodcastsAug 13, 2018
7 Psychology Facts That All Social Media Marketers Should Know

How to subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS What do psychology and

News and TrendsAug 7, 2018
We Analyzed 43 Million Facebook Posts From the Top 20,000 Brands

What a year for Business Pages on Facebook! It sure feels like every time we as marketers and business owners think we have our Facebook marketing strategy figured out, a major algorithm change is announced or a new tactic becomes the latest trend. Over the years, we’ve learned that the best way to reach our audiences on Facebook is to study the data, experiment constantly, be open to learning, and take a growth mindset. In the spirit of learning, we partnered with BuzzSumo to analyze more th

PodcastsJul 30, 2018
6 Old School Marketing Tactics That Still Work on Social Media

How to subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS It seems like everywher

PodcastsJul 23, 2018
752,626 Facebook Ads Analyzed, an eCommerce Growth Case Study, New Social Media Tools, and More!

How to subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS There is always so much happening in the social media marketing industry that it can be a challenge to keep up with all of the latest news and insights. From constant changes to the Facebook and Instagram algorithms to the silent growth of LinkedIn and the launch of Instagram’s IGTV, marketers and businesses have their hands full. That’s why we’ve created what we call “Minisodes” on the Buffer Podcast – The Science of So

How to Sell on Instagram Like the Pros [Proven Tips & Strategies]

How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS By now, you’ve most likely heard that the Instagram platform has surpassed 1 billion monthly active users worldwide and that 400 million+ people are using Instagram Stories on a daily basis. But, did you know that Instagram now makes up more than one-third (36%) of Facebook’s total ad revenue? A revenue number that is expected to grow to $5.4 billion in the U.S. alone in 2018 and $9 billion globally by 2020. Needless to say

Guides & CoursesMay 30, 2018
How to Use Pinterest: The Insider Guide for Businesses (With Strategies From the Pinterest Team)

Pinterest is one of the world’s leading platforms for sharing ideas and finding inspiration. Over 200 million people flock to the social network each month to discover new products, recipes, destinations, articles, influencers, and so much more. But Pinterest isn’t just for individual users like you and me. It also represents a huge opportunity for businesses and brands looking to

ResourcesFeb 8, 2018
The New Facebook Algorithm: Secrets Behind How It Works and What You Can Do To Succeed

Too busy to read? Just click the play button below to listen to this post. The Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving in order to provide a better experience for users. But few changes to the algorithm have sparked as much interest and conversation as the recent ‘meaningful interactions’ update, in which Facebook said it would be prioritizing posts that create meaningful conversations, especially those from family and friends. The reaction to this update was one of curiosity and worry fr

Case StudiesJan 9, 2018
Do 3rd-Party Social Media Tools Negatively Affect Reach and Engagement? Our 200+ Post Experiment and Results

Putting your trust as a marketer or brand in 3rd-party social media tools to manage all of your posts can be a bit scary. You might be wondering: * Are my posts getting optimal reach and engagement? * Do social media platforms penalize 3rd-party tools? * Are 3rd-party tools really worth the cost? These are some of the most common questions our Customer Advocates receive on a daily basis. And up until this research, we haven’t had any concrete data to say “yes” or “no” to whether or not 3rd

ResourcesNov 22, 2017
9 Little-Known Facebook Marketing Features and Hacks You Can Try Today

When I first started diving into Facebook marketing for business I was happy to simply send out an error-free post. No typos? No poorly-cropped images? No negative feedback? Perfect! But with each new post came new learnings about Facebook marketing best-practices until it came to a point where I could explore all of the useful featur

PodcastsNov 13, 2017
The Silent Rise of LinkedIn to 500M Members: What Marketers Need to Know for 2018 [SSM069]

What if I told you that LinkedIn, a social media platform that is now 14 years old, is the next big opportunity for marketers and brands? While much of the focus over the last few years has been on perfecting our Facebook and Instagram marketing strategies, LinkedIn has been silently growing their user base to more than 500 million users. The reason for this sudden growth? LinkedIn is no longer known only for their résumé and job searching capabilities. It’s evolving into a thriving network o

AdvertisingNov 2, 2017
A Simple 3-Step Approach to Increasing Conversions and ROI with Social Media Advertising

There’s so much to learn with social media advertising that it’s difficult to know exactly where to start. For example, audience targeting, budgeting , A/B testing, pixel tracking, writing, designing, and analyzing all need to be taken into account if you want to see positive ROI from social media advertising. There’s time and resource

PodcastsOct 16, 2017
8 Tips to Quickly Master Social Media For Businesses & Entrepreneurs [SSM065]

Much has been written on the Buffer Blog about social media strategy . In the last month alone, we’ve covered (in great detail) everything from Facebook Messenger marketing and managing multiple social media accounts to creating remarkable content [

ResourcesOct 10, 2017
13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Your Video Content

Many experts predicted that 2017-2018 would be the “age of video marketing on social media ” and the data is showing that they were overwhelmingly correct. Video has erupted onto the scene with brands and businesses creating more video than ever before – with no signs of slowing down. Consumers are loving it, too! HubSpot, for example, found that 90% of users reported that product vi

PodcastsAug 7, 2017
5 Exciting Social Media and Marketing Trends to Know in 2017 – Noah Kagan [SSM055]

What if you could predict the future and gain access to the latest social media and marketing trends that will eventually make a huge difference in your business? And what if you could take that knowledge and prioritize the channels and networks of tomorrow, today? You’re in luck! The social media and marketing trends that once seemed like science fiction are quickly becoming a reality for marketers e

Guides & CoursesAug 3, 2017
A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager: How to Spend Time on Social Media in 2017

One of the questions I get asked most as the social media manager here at Buffer is: How do you break up your day in order to get the most out of social media? Up until recently, I hadn’t really thought about it much. A little bit of content creation, curation, audience engagement, emails, outreach, and some Buffer scheduling. I kept wondering, is there really a social media manager formula for success? How are other social media professionals spending their time during the day? Do we share t