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50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. 2011 Trends: Make Your Corporate Site A Social Media Hub by Business 2 Community. 2011 Predictions: Top 12 Reasons Businesses Will Fail at Social Media by FruitZoom. Are These Social Media Trends of 2011 Part of Your Strategy?

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Enjoy! Tweet This!

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Google Wallet: Pick Up the Check in a New Way

The Social Media Incubator

The next time that someone asks if you would like to pay with cash, credit or check, just pull out your smart phone. Google is developing a new feature called Google Wallet , which will allow users to charge virtually any transaction to a credit card by using a smart phone. No, you won’t be making a call for this one. So how does it work? Photo courtesy of Google.

Marketing Trends for 2011

Blue Focus Marketing

Engagement, interactions, Tweets, Likes, and earned media all count.  In 2011, it’s more about measuring the true value of social media.   Apple’s FaceTime becomes widely popular as the way to have a conversation.  In 2011, marketers start to invest in more ways to reach the growing millions of smart phone users.   Writing this post made me think of R.E.M.’s hit song. 

9 social media trends to keep your eye on in 2012

Akamai Marketing

2011 was a game changing year in social media. 49% of people use their smart phones to do social networking. That’s another reason why gaming will continue to grow, because 52% of smart phone users also play games on their phones. In some ways, social media is growing up, but in other ways we’re just getting started. ROI social media Trends

Marketing In the Round

Spin Sucks

It found respondents: Are facing a challenge trying to figure out how to integrate the growing number of new marketing channels and devices, from smart phones to tablets. This post is co-written by G Squared ( Geoff Livingston   and   Gini Dietrich ). Guess what?!? We finally get to talk about our new book! It’s been a challenge, that’s for sure. mean, really  cool.

The Reality Behind the Check-In Hype [infographic]

Mindjumpers

The infographic was compiled by Beyond in collaboration with the Social-Loco Conference that was held in San Francisco May 5 th , 2011. The remaining 83% have not been active on these kind of services, either because they have no smart phones, no motivation or the highest being privacy concerns. The theme of the conference was on the future of location based services.

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Social Sharing – Getting News Content Right in 2011

Proactive Report

Take this headline: Social Sharing–How to Get Your News Content Right in 2011 is only 57 characters long. The How to get your news content right in 2011 is hopefully the part that will pique the interest, get PR people to read the post and share it with others. When it is first tweeted it will look like this: Social Sharing – Getting News Content Right in 2011 [link] #PRTips.

3 iPhone Apps for MLB Fans

Idaconcpts

Innings: Pro Baseball 2011. Innings: Pro Baseball 2011 is Stratomatic on steroids. This app is the official application of Major League Baseball and it is reason enough to risk brain cancer with that silly smart phone. The heck with the phone calls, they can’t be that important. The iOS is brimming with fun for the baseball fan. Baseball Trade Rumors.

Using Evernote for Better Time Management

Spin Sucks

have it on my laptop, iPad, and iPhone (it’s  available for every smart phone and both Mac and PC). It’s on your phone in Evernote! Took notes at a new business meeting and lost your phone (it happens in Chicago cabs a lot)? Using Evernote for Better Time Management originally appeared on Spin Sucks on March 8, 2011. Yes, it’s taken me a few months to get to it.

New Facebook Setting Secures Your Data On Open Wireless

Spin Sucks

This works only online, not on your smart phone. It’s Facebook question of the week time but, I was so excited yesterday with the big Chicago blizzard, I took a video of the main streets that look like a war zone instead of answering a question. And there is a rare appearance by Mr. D. You can find it here. Click on “account settings&#. And beware.

QR Codes & Mobile: The Time is Now

Spin Sucks

Smart phones are everywhere and so are  QR Codes ! Scan the code and the directions are in the phone and ready to go. Others : Phone numbers for recorded message or SMS opt-in. Test on multiple mobile phones (Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, etc.) QR Codes & Mobile: The Time is Now originally appeared on Spin Sucks on March 8, 2011. Medical information.

The Forgotten Stakeholder In Crisis Communication

Spin Sucks

What companies need to consider is that banning Facebook in the workplace does not prevent an employee from going on it on a home computer or smart phone. The Forgotten Stakeholder In Crisis Communication originally appeared on Spin Sucks on September 1, 2011. Today’s guest post is written by Alicia Kan. You’ll find more information below.

Old Habits, New Skills: Repetitive Injuries and Voice Recognition Software

Almost Savvy

Between email, blogging, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, my fingers are constantly tap-tapping away. I’m typing away at the keyboard for most of the day and when I’m not sitting in front of my laptop, I’m often clicking away at my smart phone, delightfully unaware of the abuse I’m inflicting upon my body. The Problem. I’ve been in pain for the last month.

Hawaii Social Media Trends 2011 – SMCHI, Jan 18

Bare Feet Studios

Mobile Interactivity and Smart Phone Apps. Have you upgraded your phone recently? Does your company support smart phone usage? IMO it is really hard to think about developing apps if you and your team don’t use smart phones already and spend at least some water cooler time comparing notes and tracking customer interactions via mobile.

5 Apps Every Business Owner Should Have

Idaconcpts

Phones have come a long way, and nowadays they can help you manage your life more easily and help you keep your sanity. If you are a business owner and have a smart phone, here are 5 must have apps that can keep you and your business running smoothly. Running a business is by no means an easy task, and every entrepreneur could use a little help from time to time. EverNote.

Youtube Tuesday: Pink Ponies

Firebelly

know they said the party went viral, but we would have loved to have seen digital cameras, Flips, laptops and smart phones out on the table for easy updates and sharing! Beautiful example of what might happen if an ad agency planned a little girl’s birthday party. Video URL: [link] ].

Are You Obsessed With Facebook? [Infographic]

Pamorama

About 28% check Facebook on their smart phones before getting out of bed. Are you one of the 48% of Americans who check their social media apps in bed, during the night, or as soon as they wake up in the morning? Would you use the term “obsessed&# or “addicted&# to describe this behavior? Takeaways: 1 in 13 people on Earth are on Facebook. 71% of U.S. Save and Share.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective B2B Websites

PWB Marketing Blog

Does your intended audience include small screen users such as those on mobile phones and should they still be able to perform all the functions of your website on any device? More and more business executives are accessing  web content on smart phones. Make it easy for a prospect on a smart phone to get the information they need. Don’t make a mess out of it.

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Social Media Strategies: The Changing role of Content Strategist

Social Media Citizens

The new devices like smart phones or tablets build the new consumption habits and understanding of these habits will have a significant importance. Welcome to my new series of posts “Social Media Strategies" where I will try to clear up some taboos about social media strategies, tools and other buzz words of our social life which sometimes unnecessary confuse us in this industry.

The 10 Key Mobile Trends for 2011

Mindjumpers

The cross-channel customer is also a multi-device consumer and smart phones play an increasing role in communication, networking, social media usage and entertainment. Or that more people own a smart phone than use Facebook? The consumer smart phone boom will continue to put increasing pressure on 3G networks. More than your phone number may come up.

How To Use QR Codes for Business

Mindjumpers

What are QR codes? A QR code can be scanned by a smart phone and make an action on the phone. Tweet Maybe you have noticed the square barcodes sometimes appearing in advertisements, newspaper ads, movie posters, business cards etc. They are starting to appear more and more frequently. have looked into what they are and how they can be used for marketing. How to use QR codes.

How to create future brands

Blue Focus Marketing

Scott Brinker Chief Technologist Blog summed up Forresters’ Inaugural CIO-CMO Forum 2011 event on Sept. Here’s one company that has made innovation and creativity their goal:   General Mills recently was awarded the 2011 CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity. Simple is Smart”. Consumers are having a love affair with their smart phones.  The future. Voice.

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How to Make a QR Code for Your Web Site

Bill Hartzer

In short, it’s a barcode that you can scan (usually using an iPhone or Smart Phone) and when you scan it you are taken to a web site. Wikipedia’s definition of QR Code is as follows: A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. What exactly is a QR Code?

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4 iPhone Apps for Choosing a Restaurant

Idaconcpts

Many apps are being developed for iPhone and other smart phones that can find you restaurants, cafes, and places to shop for something special.  You can look up addresses and phone numbers for thousands of businesses, then call or map them from your iPhone. Alfred is smart and knows what you like.  You can also get directions to get there. French or Chinese?  Alfred.

Explore the World with these 4 iPhone Apps

Idaconcpts

Their new mobile app gives your smart phone access to all of that clout while on the go. Travel used to be so dangerous and maybe it still is. At least you can take along a comforting digital security blanket in the form of any of these 4 travel apps for the iPhone. Check out these 4 great iPhone apps for travel. Travelocity. Travelocity is a big force in the travel industry.

Does QR stand for Quasi-Ridiculous? (an analysis)

Convince & Convert

And indeed, given the increasing ubiquity of smart phones ( 41% in the U.S. 89% of Americans 15 or older have a phone capable of this action , it would take a lot less of their time to participate, and they wouldn’t get a broken sign-up form. I understand QR codes are the new “it&# thing, the Taylor Lautner of calls-to-action. Design. Relevance. Whaaa? Ease-of-Use.

How to ignite your business with Twitter: The X Factor

Blue Focus Marketing

” Here’s your first step – download HubSpot’s free eBook: “How to Use Twitter for Business – An Introductory Guide” for 2011. According to a recent report by Pew Internet & American Life Project , more than half (54%) of Twitter users access their service on a cell phone.  Twitter usage has skyrocketed to over 100 million active accounts. 

Does Good Content Matter Anymore?

Direct Marketing Observations

As the tablet and smart phone markets continue to expand, so will the amount of water downed re-used content. We’re content starved. The The emergence of tablets and mobile devices has only enhanced our desire to consume digital content. There’s a problem though. When content producers cannot meet the demands of a ravenous public, things can get ugly and the public walks-digitally speaking. Actually, things already are ugly. Specifically, the dearth of original compelling content in the digital space has caused us to consume subpar content wrapped around good SEO.

What the ComScore Digital Year in Review means for small biz marketers

Akamai Marketing

The report is quite detailed and as you consider your marketing strategies for 2011 (provided you haven’t already done so), the report is full of tidbits that can help you make decisions. Let’s look at some key points that may effect your marketing choices in 2011. If you thought that 2010 was a big year for digital marketing, you were right. All Rights Reserved

Going Mobile is More than a Trend

The Social Media Incubator

Permission is the Enemy of Speed

Convince & Convert

The widely held notion that we should staff community manager and similar positions with young, inexpensive, socially savvy people who juggle smart phones like flaming clubs may actually be a terrible idea. And experienced, wise, consumer affairs-oriented connector with smarts and empathy. Ultimately, speed wins. So how do you win the speed race that has no finish line? Do you?

How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours

Waxing UnLyrical

This isn’t a trick question. But really, how many blogs does a gal need? After all, from a practicality point of view, the answer to that question should be one, right? Apparently, ’tis not the case with me. Image: kennymatic via Flickr, CC 2.0. Love eating it. Love talking about it. Love cooking it. Love taking photos of it. So it’s probably high time that I started a food blog.

21 Things to Know When Pricing a B2B Website

PWB Marketing Blog

Does your intended audience include small screen users such as those on mobile phones and should they still be able to perform all the functions of your website on any device? More and more business executives are accessing web content on smart phones. Many factors influence the price of a website. It depends what you put inside it. Will your site require multi-lingual support?

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TwittFaced is now available on Kindle, Nook, and iBook!

Josh S Peters

For all you lovers of digital media, Twittfaced can now be read on almost any smart phone or ebook/digital book reading device. Now available on Amazon, Nook, and Apple iBooks. TwittFaced is now available on Kindle, Nook, and iBook! To get your digital copy of  Twittfaced just click on one of the links below. Kindle. Nook . iBooks (search for it in the app / iTunes bookstore). For you old-school paper lovers, use one of these links to get a hardcopy. Amazon. Barnes and Noble. Thanks for reading & thank you for all the support we’ve gotten over the years with the book.

Klout and Peerindex – social network loyalty cards?

The Way of the Web

Automating this process and essentially codifying what it means can enable people to attempt to ‘game’ the system, but could also have far-reaching implications in terms of offline interactions when you combine it with smart phones, and facial recognition. Tancredi, headphones and promo information all via Peerindex. Measuring influence or just tracking loyalty? Why worry?

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Twitter Best in Events and Emergencies

Net-Savvy Executive

Relaying information from broadcast media to people without power in their homes (who were presumably using smart phones for Twitter). On an average day, I don't spend much time with Twitter. It's the social media water cooler , where there's always something interesting but rarely anything I can't afford to miss. To me, it's the unusual days that really prove Twitter's value.