17 Signs You Eat, Sleep, and Breathe Social Media Marketing

nick new girl


Posted: November 1, 2013 | Social Media

1. You get excited when you cross a certain threshold of likes on your Facebook page.

chicka chicka ya

2. You give yourself a high five when people personally tell you how great one of your social posts was.

self five

3.Coworkers often introduce you to new hires by saying “she (or he) tweets for us.”

eye roll

4.Yet you know you do way more than just that.


5.You’re not surprised when Facebook announces that they’ve changed their algorithm once again.

i ain't even mad

6. You take it personally when people say social media does not work for lead generation, or that it’s a waste of time.

acascuse me

7. You’re not too thrilled when a new social network emerges out of nowhere.

i'm so excited

8. At times you get overwhelmed by all of the different events, eBooks, and webinars you have to promote and ads you have to run.

are you crying

9. You can name 5 social media and content influencers in 10 seconds.

can't touch this

10. You call yourself a social media evangelist or social media strategist.

schmidt celebrate

11. You rejoice over new targeting features in social ads.

target excited

12. An event is a complete #FAIL if the WiFi doesn’t work.

mindy project

13. You have a bad customer experience and the first thing you do is post about it to your social networks…and tag their company page.

table flip

14. You cannot stand it when people pronounce “memes” as “me-mes.”

i can't

15. If you had a dollar for every time you heard the term “engagement” or “buzz” you’d be rich.


16. You anticipate this reaction when explaining what you do to your family and friends.

so confused

17. But it doesn’t matter, because at the end of the day you love your job and you can prove that your efforts drive revenue.

girls dancing


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  • Stacey Janey Edwards

    No 18. Where is the Facebook Share plug in for this article?

  • http://www.marketo.com/ Marketo

    Top left! (Under the title)

  • Fatima Lora

    Love this!

  • http://www.antavo.com/ Zsuzsa Szabo

    haha very good selection, how did you put this together Carra?

  • http://blog.dayfire.com/ Eric White

    Haha so true… people are always skeptical when I tell them I run communities on social and blogs for a living. ha!

  • Carra

    Thanks Zsuza! I thought it’d be fun to share (and poke fun at) what a day in the life of a social media marketer is like. I actually came up with everything based on things I’ve experienced.

  • Carra

    Thanks Fatima! Glad you liked it!

  • Carra

    Right? I feel like you have to be a social media marketer to truly understand it all :)

  • http://www.antavo.com/ Zsuzsa Szabo

    Very good job then Carra!

  • Carra

    Thank you!

  • Nicole B.

    I cannot stress how much I was able to relate to this. HAHA. Awesome

Carra Manahan is a Marketing Programs Specialist at Marketo. She focuses on driving revenue through various social channels, fine-tuning our social presence, and lead generation for social. She has experience in marketing automation, content marketing, demand generation, and inbound marketing.

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