The first quarter of the year is coming to a close and here at #SproutChat, we’re just getting started. As we gear up for Q2, we can’t help reflect and ask: What have you learned so far this year? How many connections have you made?

This month, we’re trying to answer the questions that directly impact our team’s marketing strategy. Join us every Wednesday at 2 p.m. CST to make sure you stay on top of social media marketing trends and make valuable connections with peers too.

Check out the topics we’ll cover this March and click the “Add to Calendar” buttons to add a meeting notice with all of the chat details to your calendar. None of the discussions catching your eye? Feel free to ask your own social media marketing questions in our Facebook group.

Wednesday, March 1: Listening vs. Monitoring on Social Media

Sprout Product Focus: Smart Inbox

Sprout’s Smart Inbox is a great tool to ensure you never miss an opportunity to engage with your community. But is your team just monitoring for mentions or are you actually listening and interpreting what your customers need? Brands that can employ a combination of social monitoring and listening foster stronger, longterm relationships with their customer which can lead to a number of positive things for a business. Join us for a conversation on how to use the Sprout platform to be a better listener!

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Wednesday, March 8: Wednesday, March 8: Social Media ROI with Sprout All Star Lucas Vandenberg

Ah, the ever-important topic of social media ROI. This week we’ll be joined by Sprout All Star and Managing Partner at Fifty & FiveLucas Vandenberg, to discuss how to equate engagement to ROI and the best metrics to monitor and measure social’s impact on your bottom line. Join us for our chat and mark your calendars for Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 4 p.m. CST for a valuable webinar from Lucas and Team Sprout as part of Digital Agency Day. Sign up to attend the webinar here.

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Wednesday, March 15: Networking on Social with Sprout All Star Amelia Tran

Networking in today’s landscape is different and it’s changing everyday. So what are the rules of etiquette for networking on social? Ensuring your fostering valuable connections can be difficult when you’re meeting new people all the time. In this chat, networking guru and Sprout All Star Amelia Tran will join us to share etiquette tips, best practices for transitioning an offline relationship online and how to keep in touch with valuable connections.

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Wednesday, March 22: Creating Shareable Content With Special Guest BrandExtract

Creating content is easy, but creating content that your audience shares is something else entirely. For this chat, we’ll be joined by the folks at BrandExtract, who will share best practices for creating on-brand content that reaches the right people and has a meaningful impact.

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Wednesday, March 29: The Future of Content Marketing With Special Guest Beth Wood

Content writing and marketing best practices change frequently. With social networks emerging and changing, marketers must keep a pulse on what kind of content will get seen and have an impact. During this #SproutChat, Sprout All Star and Senior Content Strategist at SCORCH Agency, Beth Wood, joins us to discuss industry trends and upcoming shifts.

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