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The Week in Social #173

We spend the week reading the best things we can get our eyeballs on and on Fridays we share them here with you. Leave your thoughts in the comments, or come find us on Twitter at @UnionMetrics. Getting the most from Twitter. If you’ve struggled with writing effective promoted tweets- or effective tweets at all- definitelyMore

The Week in Social #172

We spend the week reading the best things we can get our eyeballs on and on Fridays we share them here with you. Leave your thoughts in the comments, or come find us on Twitter at @UnionMetrics. All about Facebook. You may have seen a dozen headlines declaring Facebook’s forthcoming “dislike” button, but that’s not actuallyMore

Previewing the new 2015 fall TV shows on Twitter

It’s September and that means it’s time for new fall TV! Over the next few weeks, the big networks will roll out their new TV series. Not all of these series will survive the year; some will be cancelled within a few weeks. One of our favorite exercises each fall at Union Metrics is toMore

Ranking the GOP candidates on Twitter

A month ago, we wrote a little about the first round of GOP debates. Today, as we prepare for the next debate, let’s take a look at how the remaining Republican candidates are doing on Twitter. Here’s a list of the candidates in the debate tonight, ordered by how many tweets* have been posted about them inMore

How Twitter etiquette has evolved: Be a modern Emily Post on Twitter

Etiquette definitely evolves over time and that’s just as true of social media etiquette as it is of which fork you’re supposed to be using at Thanksgiving dinner (and now much anyone actually cares about it). We’ve covered how to be the Emily Post of Twitter chats, so we thought we might be sure everyoneMore

Twitter loves the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert kicked off a new era at the the Late Show last night, with the premiere of his first show as host. Twitter was excited to have Colbert back. Yesterday, there were more than 113,000 tweets about Stephen Colbert and the Late Show. During the episode itself, fans posted nearly 50,000 tweets. Here, you can seeMore

While the number of followers you have on any given platform isn’t the only reason for your existence on that platform, learning how to get more followers is one of the most important aspects of social media marketing. With that said, here are some of the best practices we’ve found that work across social media. As always ifMore

Twitter and the 2015 MTV VMAs

How many tweets did fans post about the MTV VMAs yesterday? A LOT. There were more than 11.5 million tweets posted about the VMAs during the 2.5-hour show and 20.9 million tweets during the full day on Sunday. A few other highlights: Kanye West announced he will run for president in 2020, and generated 2.8 million tweetsMore

Twitter and the Republican presidential debate losers

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, there’s a big presidential candidate debate tonight. Ten Republican candidates – the current GOP front-runners – will gather for the 2016 presidential race’s first major televised debate. Fox News selected these 10 debate participants from a larger group of 17 possible candidates based on averages from five recent national polls. And to absolutely noMore