There are two kinds of social media marketers: the casual ones that use the platform to promote their site, and the serious ones who do it as a career itself. The first is unlikely to spend much time really throwing themselves into the whole process, much less learning more to better focus their efforts. But the latter is always hungry for new information, and will spend as much time as it takes to increase their effectiveness in the industry.
All of those serious content marketers can find quite a lot on the web to aid them. But my favorite is personally YouTube, where there are thousands of videos on the subject. These channels are must-subscribe networks for any content marketer wanting to get better at the game.
No social media topic would be possible without mentioning Social Media Examiner (which I am happily contributing to by the way). This channel is full of insightful interviews and features.
Pretty and productive Laura Roeder is a well known name in the world of online marketing in many forms. Her channel is dominated by social media marketing, with more than 100 videos on the subject. She hasn’t been active in a few months, but she frequently takes brief hiatuses. So you can expect her to return soon with more helpful hints. In the meantime, look through her old videos. You won’t be sorry.
Black Box Social Media are masters at getting a point across quickly and effectively. They never add filler, and many of their videos are less than a minute long…some less than 10 seconds! Others are longer, the longest being just under 8 minutes long. As you can guess, it doesn’t take long to go through the entire library of videos with this one. But they are very informative, showing how to utilize brand recognition through social media.
There are three different video series on this channel: Small Business Highlights, Small Business Marketing Tips and We <3 DC Entrepreneurs. These are all great videos, and they don’t get nearly as much attention as they deserve. I would especially recommend checking out their business tips series.
From social media metrics to technology for local marketing, this channel has a lot of information presented in an extremely direct and helpful way. They keep it simple, even when dealing with more advanced concepts, and are sure to teach you tons.
There’s one thing you need to know about Denise’s advice: it’s always based on what she has really tried and succeeded in. There’s no actual “theory” here: All she writes or speaks about is based on the personal case study.
What I like about this channel is the personable and interesting ways that they make their videos. I also enjoy how they offer practical advice about related topics to marketing that might not be strictly social media. For example, how to conduct yourself in the corporate world. Be sure to check out their 30 Minute Social Media Marketing series.
This is another channel that hasn’t gotten enough attention. They keep the focus on creatively implementing social media marketing into an overall campaign, and the give something I don’t often see on YouTube. If you want something different, you should definitely keep an eye on these guys.
YouTube is an amazing resource for many different genres. If you never considered using it to learn about social media marketing, these channels should give you a way in.
What are some of your own favorite YouTube channels? Let us know in the comments.
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