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Social listening and social monitoring are often used interchangeably, but they don’t quite mean the same thing. So what’s the difference between listening and monitoring? Why are they important? How can they keep your brand healthy and connected with your audience? Got a question or something we missed? Find us on Twitter @UnionMetrics. What is social listening?More

Our Social Media Manager, Sarah A. Parker, likes to opine on all things social media from time to time, so we’ve given her space to do just that here on our blog. She’ll cover everything from the new and unusual to the outdated and annoying. Got something she missed our something you’d like her toMore

Video is an undeniably popular element of social media marketing. Whether or not your brand has already actively made it part of your content strategy, there’s no time like the present to try a little something new. With that in mind, here are six steps for your brand to take to try new video on social.More

Through Echo we have access to the entire Twitter archive, all the way back to the very first tweet posted in 2006. More than just a search, Echo is an interactive way to quickly visualize data from Twitter’s archive in order to learn the size and trajectory of any conversation. You can zoom in and out,More

Social media marketing is pretty much a given part of any digital marketing strategy at this point, but some industries are further along in their adoption of it than others. Often fear is what holds many brands back from getting everything they can out of social, so we decided to take a closer look atMore

If you’re a brand on social media, you should have a crisis communication plan in place. If you don’t, there’s no time like the present to get that done! Here’s how to ensure you’re prepared for a social media crisis. While you’re crafting that plan or checking in on and refreshing an existing one, youMore

Brands have a very delicate balance to strike, working to reach their audiences across social media in a way that’s current, friendly and brand-appropriate without coming across as pandering or trying too hard. It’s easy for attempts to tap into current social media trends to go wrong, though; we’ve all seen the examples of brandingMore

When’s the last time you checked in on your Twitter account with some real, hard numbers? Maybe there’s a hashtag you’re curious about, or a keyword in your industry, or a link to a piece you just read or wrote. How far is it traveling on Twitter? Who’s talking about it the most? You canMore

Our Social Media Manager recently attended Tech Talks in Austin, giving a talk on social media in the afternoon and attending sessions on content marketing and community building. Here are her best takeaways from the day (aside from the fact that every conference should have an afternoon ice cream social), in her own words. Got aMore