The 29 Best Social Media Posts of All-Time

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Welcome to the second instalment of our newest blog series! Every month, we’ll round up our favourite posts of all-time on topics ranging from content marketing and social media to analytics and CRO. We’ll cover everything you need to get your startup the attention and traction it deserves!

Before 2014 is up, you’ll be a startup marketing superstar! We’ll make sure of it.

So, without further ado, here are our 29 favourite social media posts of all-time…

1. 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rock Star on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+

Key Takeaway: “If you’re not having regular, interactive conversations with your audience, then nothing you do on social media will make you successful.” Tweet This

2. What Happened When I Stopped Following and Started Listening

Key Takeaway: “There’s no right and wrong, only what works for your brand the kind of experience you want to create.” Tweet This

3. The Night I Stopped Marketing on Facebook

Key Takeaway: “If you are freaking out about whether you should be sharing links, status updates or photos, you aren’t providing value.” Tweet This

4. The Worst Social Media Marketing Advice You Will Ever Hear

Key Takeaway: “Remember, one comment is all it takes to make friends out of foes and supporters out of detractors.” Tweet This

5. Are You Obsessed with the Social Small Stuff?

Key Takeaway: “Just publish valuable information your customers can use. They will appreciate and compensate you. Simple.” Tweet This

6. The 7 most interesting social media studies and what to learn from them

Key Takeaway: “Finding high quality content that you can share consistently throughout the day is more important than ever.” Tweet This

7. Social Media: Forget the Strategy, Miss the Point

Key Takeaway: “There is no such thing as a social media strategy. That’s akin to saying you have a telephone strategy or a typewriter strategy.” Tweet This

8. Is Youtility the Future of Marketing?

Key Takeaway: “The difference between helping and selling is just 2 letters. But those letters make all the difference.” Tweet This

9. 13 Characteristics of Human Brands

Key Takeaway: “A brand is not your Facebook page, Twitter background or set of beautifully designed Pinterest boards.” Tweet This

10. Social media “engagement” is not a strategy

Key Takeaway: “I would not invest in a company that is driving engagement as a goal without tying it to some business objective that moves the needle.” Tweet This

11. This So-Called Digital Life: Re-Evaluating the Value of Time Spent in Social Networks

Key Takeaway: “The value we take away from this digital lifestyle must only be surpassed by what we invest in it.” Tweet This

12. LinkedIn Etiquette Guide: 20 Do’s & Don’ts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Key Takeaway: “The biggest mistakes on social media come from the misconception that people care about what you have to say.” Tweet This

13. Facebook Marketing: From 2,500 to 1 Million Fans in Just Two Years

Key Takeaway: “That trust in our brand is invaluable. So ‘making it right’ is about building trust.” Tweet This

14. Breaking Down the Four Ms of Influence Marketing for Better ROI

Key Takeaway: “Place the customer at the heart of your influence marketing efforts.” Tweet This

15. Social Media Tips: 51 Irresistible Social Media Tool and Technology Tips

Key Takeaway: “When you write blog content that’s evergreen (doesn’t go out of date) you need to promote it on an ongoing basis.” Tweet This

16. 52 Unique Ways to Create Social Media Magic

Key Takeaway: “Not everyone follows you on the same social network. Make sure they know where you are.” Tweet This

17. Empowerment Marketing: Advertising To Humans As More Than Just Selfish Machines

Key Takeaway: “Inspired citizens make better brand evangelists than helpless consumers.” Tweet This

18. 21 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Pros

Key Takeaway: “Ask anything. Why? Because when you ask your audience something, you give them permission to speak.” Tweet This

19. How to Master Social Customer Acquisition

Key Takeaway: “What do Twitter followers and Facebook shares have to do with, well, anything? It’s social customer acquisition.” Tweet This

20. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Social Media

Key Takeaway: “Pissing someone off on a social network, especially someone with a big following, is asking for trouble.” Tweet This

21. Warm Spam: The Worst Social Media Recipe, Ever.

Key Takeaway: “Be nice, be helpful and don’t FUCC people, and social media can be the greatest thing in the world.” Tweet This

22. The Value of Networks

Key Takeaway: “Never take credit. Always assume responsibility. Be as humble as you can muster.” Tweet This

23. It’s Not About the Numbers.

Key Takeaway: “You could have two followers: Oprah and Obama. Now that follower-count feels a lot less important, right?” Tweet This

24. 7 Simple Yet Effective Social Media Tactics You Should Leverage Today

Key Takeaway: “I know StumbleUpon isn’t that sexy, but that doesn’t mean it’s useless.” Tweet This

25. The Secret to Social Media Fatigue

Key Takeaway: “Social media fatigue is really about fear and disappointment.” Tweet This

26. Calculating ROI from Social Media – Problems, Pitfalls & Breaking all the things…

Key Takeaway: “You can’t just broadcast your messages and expect to yield sales in return. That’s just not what it’s good for.” Tweet This

27. You’re not Seth Godin, so get working

Key Takeaway: “Some people will want to know you, some won’t. Hey that’s life.” Tweet This

28. Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps

Key Takeaway: “Companies should focus more on how to BE social, and less on how to DO social media.” Tweet This

29. 9 Creative Ways to Use Social Media to Launch a Product

Key Takeaway: “Reveal your video to a live crowd if possible for maximum effect.” Tweet This

That’s it, that’s all. Did we miss one of your favourite social media posts? Do you have a social media blog we should check out? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @Onboardly.

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