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Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Diva Marketing Blog

Just One Crowd Sources Question. Recently many of my social media conversations seemed to be about the perception that social is a young person’s game. However, many of the people who began exploring social media 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 years ago were 30+ when they/we started working in this industry. Isn''t that what blogs and social media are all about?

Social Citizens: How Social Media Can Help Social Problems


This has sparked our interest towards other examples of how brands and charity organizations have managed to use social media as a platform to help social problems through user engagement. Networking on social initiatives. By motivating and inspiring the main users of social media, they match creativity with solutions and volunteers with companies.

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Social Media Tips From Around The Web

Diva Marketing Blog

Since Diva Marketing (Blog) launched in 2004, social media has gone through changes that have disrupted our digital experience. Long form text posts (blogs) have been joined by short form content that includes various forms of media from photos (Pinterest, Instagram) to video (Snapchat, Pericsope). Mel details how to use, what is right now, the darling of social media. .

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Covering social media business strategy and personal power. 100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media. really nice layout doesn’t have to cost a lot, but shows you’re more than a social media dabbler. Passports are accounts on other social networks and social media platforms. is a must if you have a social media audience. Facebook and/or MySpace are useful social networks where you can build outposts (see next list). account for social bookmarking. Ask them questions often.

Social media and Montreal’s student protests

Sherrilynne Starkie

AT a recent IABC Ottawa professional development event, speaker Melissa Carroll, the person behind the Montreal Police Service ’s (SPVM) Twitter account during the 2012 student protests against tuition fee increases, explained that social media can really move people. She said, “I read some books and articles online and looked at what specialists were saying about using social media.

B2B social media case studies - 3 you can learn from and why they work

Communications Conversations Conversations about digital PR strategy Home About Arik Work With Me Around The Web Speaking Contact Subscribe From The Blog 3 B2B social media case studies and why they work Posted by arikhanson on 17. Sep, 2010 in Uncategorized There’s no shortage of social media case study posts online these days. What don’t we see a lot of?

Social Media Influencers – What would you do? @spotus

Laurel Papworth

The problem is, you can’t just put your social object up on a social media site and hope people will find it.  In the case of the story “crash puts cyclist in a coma” below, there’s a few things missing. The Oxford American , a national magazine award winner in 2004, plans to publish the piece. Like this Spot.US cyclist story. credits. Now Spot.Us


The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Christopher Penn

Spin Sucks

He’s not only one of the smartest people I know, he’s that really nerdy, analytical smart that I LOVE (I mean, look how he answers the 10 years question). You can’t answer that question without more data or more clarity on the assumptions. The question really is, what is worth measuring? He is, hands down, one of the top five smartest people I know. It depends.

Social Fakers: What Do Numbers Mean these Days?

Spin Sucks

Shortly after this momentous media celebration, the following article appeared, “ Most of Facebook’s Billion Accounts Are Fake.” ” In fact the article goes on to imply: Nearly 168 MM bot accounts were created by Zuckerberg, dating back to 2004 to present day. Hessie Jones is a marketer, digital media strategist, speaker, blogger, and podcaster. Her IMPORTANT!

A Little Privacy, Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies


Got something related to B2B, association or nonprofit social media you think would interest SocialFish readers? If social media websites really did respect your privacy, would policies be so littered with jargon that the entire document reads like fine print? And Facebook is far from the only social media site to face privacy policy concerns. Foolish?

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives? What social media tool helps small business double their reach on Twitter? link].

Think Like Zuck: 5 Secrets of Success of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Since 2004 it has grown to over one billion users globally, with over half of those logging on daily. discuss the answers to this question in more detail in my book “ Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg ”, but in this post I wanted to share some quick insights around the five key elements of success. Passion. Purpose.

PB135: How to Grow Your Blogs Traffic and Income by Setting Goals


Pamela, one of our readers asked this question: “ Darren I’ve been blogging now for 12 months and I’ve seen some growth in my traffic and more recently income – but I’m finding it hard to know whether I’m going well or not because I don’t know where a 12 month old blog should be at? This is a great question that ProBlogger readers often ask. How to Find Readers For Your Blog.

25 Ways to Create Shareable Content

Convince & Convert

Email keeps growing exponentially, with trillions sent every year, Facebook went from university students only in 2004 to more than a billion users eight years later. Pinterest became one of the fastest-growing social networks ever, and billions of videos are streamed on YouTube each day. If you have an active community on your blog or on one of the social networks, read the comments!

Why More Members, Money, and Ads Don’t Always Mean More Success: A B2B Marketer’s Survival Guide

Webbiquity SMM

There is an old adage that says “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” So the question is–are there things that today’s B2B marketers can learn from history, specifically, the tremendous success of Facebook and the rise, fall and possible resurrection of Myspace? Background on the two social media sites. social web site, surpassing Google in site visits.

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How To Build A Successful Business Blog (a Getting Started Guide)

Rebekah Radice

started my first blog (the very one you’re on right now) in 2004. One of my most recent achievements is being named a 2015 Top 10 Social Media Bloggers  by Social Media Examiner. Answer a few important questions: What drives and excites you? couple of these are soul searching, gut wrenching “why the heck do I get out of bed” questions. Social Media.

Atlanta Women In Social Media Marketing_3

Diva Marketing Blog

When you first step into social media it's often like being the new kid on the block. But when it came to the cool Atlanta divas working in social media marketing my network was sadly struggling. So I did what any social media marketing diva would do I began a networking search through blogs, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, email and traditional WOM too.

Marketers Need Return On Marketing Investment Now


Marketing ROI is not a new concept and as Jim Lenskold wrote in 2004 (!) That’s why it’s pretty revolting that some ‘thought leaders’ (and I won’t mention names anymore or even link to them), especially in the social media space, keep repeating marketing ROI leads to failure (!). Marketing ROI. The crisis is hitting hard, and accountability is priority number one today.

Who are the Millennials?


Given their importance, then, here’s a simple question: Who are the Millennials? 1982 to 2004 (22 years). The conclusions that we are drawing today based on these random demarcations are not nearly as powerful as they would be if we could match our generational research with the actual social, political, and economic trends that shape our values. history. Humanize this.

Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Covering social media business strategy and personal power. Here’s the first paragraph of my summary: I show businesses how to use social media technologies for external community building and outreach, and for internal collaboration. have over 10 years experience with social media and 16 years experience in enterprise computing environments. When you ask questions, make sure you follow up by thanking people for taking the time to answer and offering them to connect if you would like that. Best Social Media Calendar. May 2004.

#MySMCStory: Social Media Club and Me

Ari Herzog

The year was 2009 when I started walking down the road toward self-employment as a digital media auditor, marketer, and trainer. Eight years after building my first website, I began blogging 2004 on a now-deleted LiveJournal community. We’ve launched a monthly book club which features social media industry titles and host monthly webinars accessible to all SMC members worldwide. have been involved in some form with the Social Media Club Boston Chapter since its founding in 2006, and remain so to this day, currently serving as a member of the board.

Social Media Strategies for Small Business: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Marketing

WEB DESIGN Web Sites Email Newsletters Blogs ProSites Logos INTERNET MARKETING Your Web Site Search Engine Optimization Email Marketing Business Blogs Social Media Strategy Web Strategy Consulting ADVICE Web Marketing Ezine Web Marketing Seminars flyte blog ABOUT Crew Clients Jobs Directions Pay Your Invoice CONTACT SEARCH Web Marketing Advice Does Your Small Business Really Need a Social Media Strategy? Thinking that social media is easy money is just plain wrong. You must understand the social norms. The best part is, social media is fun.

6 Facebook Features Marketers Overlook

Sprout Social

What began as a simple platform for specific college networks has grown into a hub of social activity for 1.65 Since 2004 countless new Facebook features have been released for you to use to meet your business objectives. But marketers and social media managers don’t always have time to click through and read articles or watch videos. billion monthly active users.

How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing

How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing. The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. launched as a social information curation platform, Quora adopted boards for a similar purpose, and launched a structured social commerce feed. Social media. Elad Blog.

Invasive or Indispensable: The Case of Permanent GPS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This isn’t a real post about social media strategy, but it’s an important issue that follows from our social media behavior online. I’m sharing this because I think that despite the controversial nature, it is a significant discussion, especially since I suspect that many of you might have thought differently about this topic 5 years ago.

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Facebook Breaks the Marketing Sound Barrier for Small Business

Blue Focus Marketing

The Future of Business is Social. According to Hub Spot , a leading Internet marketing company, among SMBs who actively use social media marketing to promote their business, 70% rank Facebook No. 1. Although, half of US SMBs say social media sites play an important role in active sales, a significant number are still unwilling to play in the social media space.

Get More Out of Google+


When I first started blogging in early 2010, I was relatively new to social media. I had been a member of Facebook since 2004, but I was not using it to promote myself or my content: I was using to stalk old girlfriends. But that is not what social media is all about. Your content is not even really in play when it comes to social media. On social media sites people are not interacting with your content, at least not yet. So how do you become interactive on Google+—or any other social media site? Social Media

Cutting The Mustard With The Grey Poupon Facebook Society Of Good Taste

The Realtime Report

2004 New Yorker piece (“ The Ketchup Conundrum ”) tells the great story of how these commercials and print ads created by Lowe Marschalk convinced Americans to switch from bright yellow French’s to the real French Grey Poupon. Critique, Questions and Predictions. (1)   The app itself is fun and well done. I should have seen it coming. The buzz of ‘Downton Abbey.’ Stunned. What

On Moving On

Ari Herzog

Kirsten Wright quit her sole proprietorship and joined Social 5150 as its social marketing director. Tyson Goodridge quit his sole proprietorship and joined Acsys as its social media director. He recollects: A while ago, I starting asking myself some simple questions. want to use my 12 years of experience in integrated communications to help an organization with social media marketing, community and media relations, writing and editing, and policy development. Any questions for me? Leaves by grafixar. Am I scalable? They inspire me.

“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

About using media to do something meaningful, WITHOUT someone else giving you permission first, without having to rely on anyone else’s resources, authority and money. But I also think social media is a grrreat tool to connect with your people – you just need the discipline to not go overboard with it. We have enough of that (its called the media). Exactly.

3 Ways Your Experience Can Help You Sell Your Services

Convince & Convert

Set up a website or a blog, pour all your years of experience into a nice content guide, and start promoting it on social media and other marketing channels. Robert Mening is a web designer and developer who’s been in the profession since 2004. Plus, he takes care of his website visitors by answering all their questions within two or three days. Meh, you say. That’s

Cool Facts About Search Engines

Engaging Brand

1998: MSN – Relying on Overture, Looksmart and Inktomi, it was upgraded in 2004 and replaced by Bing in 2009. 2004: SearchMe –A visual search engine, it organizes results as snapshots of web pages. 2006: ChaCha –A question answering service, with human-guided help and a distinctive chat on the main page. 2007: Powerset – A Microsoft owned company developing a natural language search engine, with a semantic structure that tries to process user’s questions. Social Media search engines history of search engines google bing pagerankThe Beginning – 1990s.

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PB139: Challenge: Create Content That Answers a FAQ


Some of my most popular blog posts have been in response to reader questions. If one reader is asking a question, it is likely that many readers have the same question. How to Find a Question to Answer. Go to question sites like Quora. Answer a question of your own. Think back and answer a question you once had. – Post that answers a question.

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Atlanta Women In Social Media Marketing - 6

Diva Marketing Blog

This is a continuing series highlighting some of the fabulous women in the metro Atlanta area who are working in social media marketing. From a personal (and I must admit selfish) view it's been a fun opportunity to meet and answer the question. Who are the Atlanta Women In Social Media? What does social media marketing mean to you? Confidence.

The Failed State Of Branding

Twist Image

This got very murky a little over a decade ago, when the Internet and social media collided. That is the question that this Marketing Charts article asks. These next few years are going to be even more challenging for most brands, because consumers are becoming more connected and are consuming media in such new and interesting ways. media. social media.

Social Pros 18 – Ike Pigott, Alabama Power

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 18 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Ike, and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : 16% of CEOs are active in social media). Social Pros Transcript For Your Reading Enjoyment, Thanks to Speechpad for the Transcription. They have social capabilities.

Content Curation: Why Is The Content Curator The Key Emerging Online Editorial Role Of The Future?

have written and discussed at length of something very similar since 2004, when I started writing about the concept of newsradars and newsmastering : [.] Here Rohits own take on content curation and why it is such an important new trend: Intro by Robin Good Manifesto For The Content Curator: The Next Big Social Media Job of The Future? the flow of information she manages.