Social media and selling snake oil | Sherrilynne Starkie
DECEMBER 28, 2009
Isle of Man Newspapers' parent to intoduce online subscription fees
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
Image via CrunchBase. Johnston Press, parent company to the Isle of Man Newspapers , is introducing subscriptions fees on their websites in a pilot scheme starting next week. The papers will allow access to the homepage of each paper, but stories away from the main page will require a subscription of £5 for a three month trial. They will pay for quality reporting and exclusive content.
December 14th: PR top 5 (Tiger Woods) | Sherrilynne Starkie
DECEMBER 14, 2009
Super Third Thursday for social media club
DECEMBER 7, 2009
The Isle of Man Social Media Club meets the third Thursday of each month and everyone is welcome. On 21 January 2010, we are kicking off the New Year with Super Third Thursday with guest speaker Chief Inspector Mark Payne of the West Midlands Police. Chief Inspector Mark Payne is responsible for the smooth running of one of the busiest police press and public relations departments in the UK.
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.
Communicating bad news in hard times
DECEMBER 4, 2009
The second edition of Exclamation magazine, which I edit on behalf of Bridson & Horrox , the Isle of Man printing and stationery company, was issued this week. This story is my editorial contribution. They say that when you laugh the world laughs with you and when you cry you cry alone. But during these recessionary times this old adage no longer holds true. Bad news surrounds us and there are very few people and organisations are not affected in one way or another. This is probably not a legacy that the company directors had hoped for. Good planning can’t occur at the last minute.
11 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Me to Unfollow You on Twitter
JULY 11, 2009
unfollow. love Twitter, no doubt about it. have found it to be a fabulous tool, through which I've come to know countless brilliant and fascinating people. To me, Twitter is about building relationships. Like all social media tools
How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
DECEMBER 1, 2009
This is a guest post by Jesse Stay, founder and CEO of SocialToo.com and all around great Facebook Fan Page coder. He's volunteered to give away a copy of his recent book, FBML Essentials, to two readers. Scroll down to the end of the
11 Tips To Thrive on Twitter | Almost Savvy
SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
twitterfollowme After my post on 11 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Me to Unfollow You on Twitter, many asked that I put together some tips highlighting the best way to get started on Twitter. I'm very happy to oblige
A World Gone Social
Learn how companies must adapt to survive.
Back-up Your LinkedIn Information | Almost Savvy
APRIL 12, 2009
linkedin-image-export-contacts1. Contact information for all of your connections. You've taken great care in building your LinkedIn network of connections because these are the folks you've known throughout your career, those friends
Google News Optimization Tips
SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
This week Google put out a video to give publishers more information on how Google News works and how best to optimize for it. pulled out some of the more useful tips, combining information from some of the slides with additional
Guest Blogging: The Ultimate Guide
DECEMBER 21, 2009
I try not to sound too egotistical when I say this, but over the past 12 months I have certainly been one of the 'faces of guest posting,' simply because I have
Koka Sexton dot Com
DECEMBER 20, 2009
Corporate Social Media Reading List. I'm a huge fan of social media. joined Twitter on June 30 2007 and after a few bumps in the road, I was addicted and even wrote a set of top twitter tips. I try to follow the trends and news around
Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines
APRIL 23, 2009
Managing staff who participate in social networks. once had to step in to calm down a forum that was off the charts with negativity and general unpleasant comments. To be even heard, I started to IP and MAC address ban anyone who posted under secondary IDs for the purpose of trolling (making up a temporary persona who’s only purpose is to create negative comments). Opera [link]. AUSTRALIAN.
Business Cards - So Important or So Over?
MARCH 1, 2009
After spending much time deeply immersed in the high-tech, heavily wired world of virtual networking, it can become easy to overlook some of the “old school” networking tools. Front and center among these time-tested tools is the
Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media
SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
13 Signs That You're At a Tech Conference | Almost Savvy
NOVEMBER 23, 2009
Almost Savvy, We are all learning, why not do it together
TrueTwit: Managing Spammers on Twitter. Does it Work? | Almost Savvy
JULY 24, 2009
nospam. Note: This was written prior to Twitter's purge of spam accounts this evening. One can only hope this is a sign that Twitter will be managing this problem more aggressively, possibly eliminating the need for tools such as
Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?
JUNE 29, 2009
For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2. And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis Automotive United States David Bausola Ford Hurra Torpedo campaign Presentation sharing Automotive United States Philippe Deltenre Ford Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page Social networks High Tech United States Meryl K. Evans adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Adenin Twitter Microblogging / Microsharing High Tech United States Meryl K. Whittemore ePi Tech Inc.
A Brief History Of Social Media
JUNE 15, 2009
Home Consulting About Contact Subscribe Social Media Rockstar Social Media Blog – ::Social Media Rockstar:: A Brief History Of Social Media by Brett Borders on June 2, 2009 S ocial media isn’t really “new. Phone phreaking , or the rogue exploration of the telephone network, started to gain momentum in the 1950’s. Phone phreaks weren’t motivated by fraud, but rather, they were technophiles and information addicts trapped in a telecom monopoly long before Skype or “ free nights and weekends existed. “Handles or online pseudonyms were the norm.
Do You Know Your Employees? Social Intranets As The New Talent Management System
OCTOBER 31, 2009
Tweet Sean R. Nicholson Imagine, for a moment, that you have accepted a new position as a corporate executive tasked with figuring our how to make your company work better, faster, cheaper. Along with the details of your position, you have been informed that you have access to a wealth of competitive intelligence, product experience, and innovative thinking at your fingertips. Bad situation.
All of Seth Godin's Free ebooks in one place | Shuaism
Josh S Peters
SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
You read that right, I've compiled all of Seth Godin's free ebooks in one big awesome list. Seth Godin is a fantastic source of constant information and wisdom. His blog is incredibly insightful and he produces books and ebook left and
Fire your Director of Social Media!
Buzz Marketing for Technology
DECEMBER 22, 2009
At a recent ANA conference I was interviewing Brian Wallace VP of Digital Marketing and Media for RIM when I heard him say “2 years from now- if I still have a Director of Social Media – I should be fired! and after thinking about that I can’t help but agree with him. Said differently how do we make social part of the very DNA of the firm? What’s your view? Tweet This! Digg this!
Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Search Trends
OCTOBER 1, 2009
This week Google started embedding a Hot Trends graph at the bottom of search results pages for queries that fall within their top 100 fastest-rising search terms, as seen in this example screenshot: While checking out search trends is
Cloud Jacking: 7 Steps to Dominate Your Niche
OCTOBER 26, 2009
If you don't know by now, the cloud is a way that myself and thousands of other people are now referencing the internet and the servers that power it. Cloud
Why SEO is Easier than Social Media Marketing
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
DECEMBER 15, 2009
There are a fair number of excellent search engine optimization experts (SEOs) in the wild, but there are countless social media marketing experts, many of whom are self-proclaimed gurus in their field. However, the number of SEOs I've
Moments and The Power of Not Laughing
NOVEMBER 25, 2009
cafe tables I didn't know what to expect. The guy was a complete stranger, yet here we were having a delightful and very natural conversation. We talked about our kids, observations about life and social media
How to Evaluate an Expired Domain Name
JULY 28, 2009
A friend recently asked me about a domain name he was thinking of buying. He mentioned that one of the websites he owns and has developed is the name of a city: and he noticed that there is a ‘related’ domain name that is for sale. It used to be on the same topic of the website that he owns, and he wanted to know if he should purchase it and redirect it to his current website. Yahoo!
Definitive Guide to Becoming Likeable Online
OCTOBER 21, 2009
Without scrolling further down to check the answer, I want you to think about something. What could be my number one point be in the answer to how do I become
Article Distribution Sites with a PR 3 or Higher | Freelance.
Freelance Social Media
APRIL 23, 2009
Distributing articles can help build links to your website. Below is a list of distribution sites with a PR of 3 or better. If you have any to suggest that
LinkedIn Tip - Got Street Cred?
JANUARY 2, 2009
There was a time when a recommendation from your mother that you were a real catch was enough of an objective opinion to satisfy others' due diligence to determine if you were all thumbs up and down you claimed to be
Corporate Social Media Reading List
DECEMBER 20, 2009
I'ma huge fan of social media. joined Twitter on June 30 2007 and after a few bumps in the road, I was addicted and even wrote a set of top twitter tips. I try to follow the trends and news around social media as best I can
Social Media Metrics Superlist: Measurement, ROI, & Key Statistics Resources
MAY 15, 2009
Interactive Insights Group Interactive Insights Group helps companies use the Internet and Social Media to grow their business. Our blog offers resources, information, and advice on using social media to achieve your business goals. Boss asking about the ROI of your social media campaigns? Not sure what variables to measure to determine the success or your social media? Engage or Die! monitoring).
Gary Hayes Social Media Count
OCTOBER 20, 2009
Social Media statistics: Ever wondered how many people are blogging, uploading videos, tweeting right at this very minute ? Here’s a counter that displays growth of Twitter, money spent on Facebook gifts, number of SMS’s sent worldwide second by second. Social Network activity measured in real time. The next question is, what exactly are they doing? Wasting time at work, discussing the News, sharing communication on a birth, engagement, marriage, death? The interesting story here, for me, is how viral this counter became. You might want to factor that into the social media counter!
Twitter Direct Messages – Best (and Worst) Practices
DECEMBER 21, 2009
When I started out on Twitter over a year ago ( @kikolani ), one of the first things I noticed was my Direct Message box. As I began to follow people, I was excited to get those private messages, assuming people were just that into contacting me after I started following them. They began as simple thank you for following messages, and eventually became a mixture of real messages and automatic ones.