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The PR Industry is Full of Spin Doctors and Liars

Spin Sucks

On the second day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you: Two lies told consistently about the PR industry and what to do about it. Gini Dietrich outlines an approach to take that will fight the perception people have of us. The post The PR Industry is Full of Spin Doctors and Liars appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Cool Association Jobs This Week – December 8


Here are some of the most interesting jobs you can find via the  SocialFish job board !  We focus on jobs in  social media ,  marketing ,  communications ,  PR ,  advocacy , and  digital. We can entertain extending the internship to meet graduation needs. This internship will provide practical, hands-on experience in a casual work environment. million people annually. Don’t delay!

When It Comes to Facebook Posts, Size Matters

SocialTimes Facebook

A proven tenet of online publishing, it’s been shown time and time again that long-form content drives more value than short-form content. Search-engine-optimization results are better. Conversion rates can be better, as can social engagement rates. Post type: Whether it’s photos, videos or links, News Feed prioritizes the types of posts that a person interacts with most frequently.

How to Use Audiense to Analyze and Grow Your Twitter Presence

Razor Social

Do you want to grow your Twitter following significantly? Do Do you want to build a highly engaged community? What you need is a tool that is specifically focused on doing this, so we want to talk about a tool called Audiense that could be just the thing you are looking for. Here is our Audiense review. What is the main functionality? Create customized campaign audiences. Create targeted campaigns.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

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Facebook Testing ‘Send a Wave’ Feature Within Nearby Friends

SocialTimes Facebook

Poke  + Nearby Friends  = Send a Wave? This is meant to give people more ways to express themselves and help friends interact with one another in new fun and lightweight ways. Readers: Would you like to see Facebook roll this feature out? Facebook Emoji emojis friends Location Matteo Gamba Nearby Friends poke Send a Wave

ASAE Responds to Election Response Concerns on Association Chat


Here’s the recording for you in case you missed it (below and here ). On this edition of Association Chat , John Graham, CEO of ASAE and Scott Wiley, President joined host Kiki L’Italien to discuss ASAE’s participation in signing the National Association of Manufacturer’s letter pledging cooperation with the new administration. Here’s some background to this.

Digital Is Going Dark: Only Early Adopters Will Thrive in 2017

Simply Measured

“Imagine a world…”. In creative fields, this is a branding exercise we regularly do with our clients, customers, and colleagues. Imagine a world where that problem didn’t exist…. Imagine a world where you could do this thing…. It may sound like the trailer for a bad action movie, but it can be a powerful exercise when developing a narrative. The opposite is also a powerful tool.

Four Online Courses Every Communicator Should Take

Spin Sucks

On the fourth day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gives to you.the four online courses every communicator should take to prove PR is an investment, not an expense. Gini Dietrich details each to fill your brain. The post Four Online Courses Every Communicator Should Take appeared first on Spin Sucks.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Sprout Social Named One of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work

Sprout Social

We are excited to share that Sprout Social has been named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2017, an honor based entirely on our employees’ reviews of the company. The Glassdoor Best Places to Work list is released annually as part of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards, and it is unique in that winners are determined based on feedback their employees have voluntarily and anonymously shared in Glassdoor reviews. This year, we are proud to be recognized among United States-based companies with fewer than 1,000 employees. Anonymous Employee, Sprout Social. love this company.”.

Facebook No. 1 in Tech, No. 2 Overall in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2017

SocialTimes Facebook

If you’re looking for the tech sector’s Best Place to Work in 2017  according to the Employees’ Choice Awards from Glassdoor , look no further than Menlo Park , Calif. The jobs and recruiting marketplace released its annual Employees’ Choice Awards winners Wednesday, and Facebook was the No. tech company on its list of Best Places to Work in 2017, and the No. overall company, trailing only Bain & Co. The social network earned an overall company rating of 4.5 Facebook was named the No. 13 for 2015, fifth for 2014 and third for 2012. rating, still far above the average of 3.3.

The 10 Best Social Media SlideShares of 2016 to Get You Ready for 2017

Buffer Social

With all the great articles out there, it can sometimes be hard to catch up on every single one of them. So imagine being able to go through a 2,000-word article in a minute or two. Or even faster. Enter: SlideShare! With SlideShare, great ideas and strategies are condensed into a couple dozen concise slides. 10 Best Social Media SlideShares to Enhance Your Social Media Marketing in 2017. 1.

How Does Nielsen Accurately Provide Social TV Measurement?

SocialTimes Twitter

Only 47 percent of tweets related to live primetime television series during the past season contained official program hashtags, and that number dropped to 26 percent for non-live activity on Twitter, so how does Nielsen  accurately provide social TV measurement? Nielsen also found that 81 percent of social TV engagement (retweets, replies and quotes) on Twitter is with organic tweets sent by the audience, while 19 percent is with content posted by network accounts via network, program and talent accounts. The measurement company said it tracks Twitter activity in the U.S.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Brand Awareness: A Phrase to Banish from Your PR Vocabulary

Spin Sucks

On the first day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you, a phrase to banish forever. Brand awareness is only the beginning, not the end. Gini Dietrich challenges you to think differently about your PR goals and results. The post Brand Awareness: A Phrase to Banish from Your PR Vocabulary appeared first on Spin Sucks.

[Cool Infographic Friday] 19 Technologies Gen Z Wouldn’t Recognize


Funny and true – except for vinyl, at least in my house. photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday


It Starts with People: Lessons from Social Media Personalities for Brands

Simply Measured

Who do you follow more on Instagram–people (friends, celebrities, and influencers) or brands? Scroll through your “Following” list and I’m willing to bet that the answer is a resounding “People.” ” That’s because we don’t want information–we crave stories and experiences, and we want them to feel authentic. Twitter users report a 5.2X

6 apps that will make you a better blogger right now

Janet Fouts

Want to up your game as a blogger? These apps will make that sooo much easier! Social Media Tips and Tricks Social Media Tools blogging

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Rio 2016 Tops Twitter in 2016

SocialTimes Twitter

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games  was the most-discussed topic on Twitter during 2016. Chief marketing officer Leslie Berland  delivered the social network’s wrap-up of 2016 in a blog post , saying that the top 10 global trends on Twitter for 2016 were: 2016 Summer Olympic Games. presidential election. Pokemon Go. Euro 2016. Academy Awards. Brexit. Black Lives Matter. Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton.

Seven Ways to Deliver PR Value for Small Business Success

Spin Sucks

As a small business owner you need to think sales, profit margins, PNL, and more. But how can you become a key component of your community? How do you build those long-lasting, loyal relationships with your customers? That's where PR comes into play. Hanna Knowles shares seven PR values that shape your business operations and help you better connect with your customers.

2016 @BrandQuarterly 50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50

Blue Focus Marketing

2016 @BrandQuarterly 50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50 Maybe life really does begin at 50 In their latest issue, Brand Quarterly honored the top “50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50.” And while we like to think we’re ageless over here at Blue Focus Marketing, both Mark Burgess and I were nevertheless honored to be recognized […]. Branding Marketing Social Media Marketing

10 Great Gifts to Inspire Girl Bosses

Peg Fitzpatrick

Girl bosses need a little extra love this holiday or any day! Show your support for your favorite girl boss with a few items from this fun list that bound to add a little spring in her step. Some of these are my current faves and I’m adding some to my Santa wish list too! Or I might just order them.   A girl boss doesn’t need to wait for a gift, right? Folders to color and use! 12.24.

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Five Steps to Have Your Your Blog and Business Run Without You Over The Holidays


This is a guest contribution from The Suitcase Entrepreneur , Natalie Sisson. December is a special time of the year. It’s a time for reflection , for planning and for new beginnings. It’s also an excellent time to do some serious (but fun) overhauls of your existing blog and business, in time for a fresh start in the New Year. So let’s get started shall we? Time for Xmas Trimmings. Step 1. Step 2.

4 Reasons Why Vine Couldn’t Keep Up

SocialTimes Twitter

Social media platforms serve various users, from the everyday account holder to company investors and now talented content creators whose influential posts turn fad into phenomenon. Keeping these invaluable influencers top of mind—for example, Instagram’s latest advertising update –is crucial for social platforms as their support and engagement can arguably become a make-or-break situation.

Gin and Topics: A Video that Will Shock Your Core

Spin Sucks

On this week's Gin and Topics, we have a couple of holiday videos, a precocious toddler, and one video that will completely shock your core. Gini Dietrich will cheer you up, make you sad, and cheer you up again. The post Gin and Topics: A Video that Will Shock Your Core appeared first on Spin Sucks.

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Propel Your Brand into the Future with Social Employees

Blue Focus Marketing

We’ve come a long way in 10 years. Marketers, want an idea of how quickly digital branding has changed in the past decade? Think back to 2006 and consider the landscape. MySpace was the undisputed king of the social web, and RSS feeds were flourishing. Meanwhile, Facebook was still a closed network exclusive to America’s […].

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.

The Social Media Content Management Plan for Success

Sprout Social

Content is the lifeblood of social media. Unless you’re a famous celebrity with a huge following , you need to share great content to keep people interested. But what does that look like? Before you start randomly Tweeting and posting pictures on Instagram, create a social media content management plan to guide you along the way. Choose the Right Social Media Content Management Tools.

Art Fair Marketing: A Place for Creative PR [Infographic]


Have you considered debuting a new product at an art fair? Art fairs, we assume,… Read More.

Nielsen Social Content Ratings, Week of Nov. 28: The Voice Is Heard

SocialTimes Facebook

NBC reality competition show The Voice  topped the Nielsen Social Content Ratings  for TV series and specials for the week of Nov. Meanwhile, three college football games (two of them conference championships) and one classic soccer rivalry match cut into the National Football League ’s dominance of the sports category. The Voice led the week with 1.177 million total interactions across Facebook and Twitter, followed by NBC’s presentation of Christmas in Rockefeller Center (957,000) and AMC’s The Walking Dead (846,000). The Voice logo courtesy of The Voice Twitter page.

Five Reasons You’ll Fail at Marketing to Millennials

Spin Sucks

Are Millennials your target audience? It's the latest buzz word and everyone wants to figure out their Millennial marketing plan. But it may not work. Chris Turner says there are five reasons you will fail marketing to Millennials. The post Five Reasons You’ll Fail at Marketing to Millennials appeared first on Spin Sucks.