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Saying Goodbye to Digital Marketing: Meet the New Me

Ari Herzog

managed online footprints for nonprofits and a Fortune Global 500 company. I led national conference panels on social media marketing. Looking back at my blog archive my answers were staring back at me: diluting social media , using the telephone , changing blog layouts , leaving Flickr Pro , unfriending , unlinking , and going dumb. Footsteps by schick.

A Personal Review of Avatar

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me A Personal Review of Avatar December 22, 2009 by Taylor Marek I went with a group of friends to see Avatar last night. When I got there, a line had already formed for the movie. I got my big bulky glasses and waited in line with the rest of them, meeting my friends in the process. Avatar began. Spoiler Alert!!!** The Story The story of Avatar goes as follows. How does this apply to Social Media? My Story?

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media?

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How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth

Which Covers: Purpose vs Values, Tribes & Customer Avatar (Targeted Comms),Spaces and Platforms, Roles and Personal Brand Gamification, Engagement Life Cycles & Call To Actions, Key Influencers, Voice & Etiquette, Campaign & Activities, Rituals & Conversation Diary. Do you have to write a social media strategy for a client? Which Social Media Platforms?

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary by Pam Dyer on June 30, 2010 Share The social media landscape is changing quickly, and it’s filled with terms that are strange to those who aren’t familiar with it. Comments are a primary form of two-way communication on the social Web.

A Brief History Of Social Media

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.&# These early social media explorers built “ boxes “… homemade electronic devices that could generate tones allowing them to make free calls and get access to the experimental back end of the telephone system. The first “tweetup&# type social media events were 2600 meetings.

A Personal Review of Avatar

Taylor Marek

I went with a group of friends to see Avatar last night. When I got there, a line had already formed for the movie. I got my big bulky glasses and waited in line with the rest of them, meeting my friends in the process. If anything, this was the one movie on my list that I had to see. I had seen the previews for it, and it sparked my interest immediately.

Social Media Strategy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Secrets

Viper Chill

For example, you might not know that I helped one newspaper go from a limited social media presence to helping them hit the Digg homepage over 40 times. Together, these people have been involved in social media as long as anyone else and discovered tactics to help you get the most out of the services. StumbleUpon is one of the most forgiving social sites. Twice.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

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What has Social Media Network done to us

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Social Media Ne. About Me - Social Media Network Online Contact Me - Social Media Network Online Your Contribution To This Blog - Social Media Netw. What People Have To Say About Pervara - Social Med. Unported License.

5 People Focused Social and Data Tools You Should Be Using

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you don’t know what Rapportive is, I’ll tell you here: Rapportive was (past tense) an excellent plugin that worked with Gmail and Chrome or Firefox to learn all social media associations with an email address. It was an internal social CRM of sorts. It accesses your calendar and emails you insights about the person in advance of the meeting. Discoverly.

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When Does Social Media Really Work?

Direct Marketing Observations

The beauty of social media isn’t in the online connections.  It’s not about the numbers, never has been.  OK,  maybe it is to marketers, but that’s because they operate from a different perspective.  No the beauty of social media is in it’s potential.  It’s potential to connect people from divergent backgrounds or in the same city or that have the same common interests.  It can really connect people in infinite ways. Taking social offline should be the goal of every online social media encounter worth its weight.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 6 Dangerous Fallacies of Social Media October 8th, 2008 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet (Amazing Gangsta Chimp image by the talented Matt Cioffi ) You may have heard of social media.

Addicted to Social Media | Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

and I am…addicted to social media. Sure, social media is the last thing I do before bed and the first thing I do when I get up in the morning. And we social folks live for interactions. And looking at an avatar is a whole lot easier than looking a person in the face. And I’m more than happy to meet you there. My name is Martin W., Never, ever.

What’s So Funny About Social Media and Online Marketing?

Webbiquity SMM

From social media cartoons and contextual advertising gone wrong to dysfunctional agency-client relationships and the best (and worst) online ads, here are some of the most amusing, creative and remarkable blog posts and videos of 2009. Social Media. Top 30 Social Media Jokes, Clips and Cartoons! 2009 The Year in Social Media by The Group News Blog.

The Value of the TweetUp

Spin Sucks

Ten  years ago, if we’d talked about meeting someone online and becoming friends with them (or dating and marrying) before meeting them in person, you’d think them certifiably nuts. Now we think nothing about meeting people online and calling some of them friends. But nothing replaces the in-person meeting. You get to know people through their avatar.

Virtual Event Technologies Defined


This is the first in a new series of guest posts by famed blogger on social media and events, Jeff Hurt, of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. 2D platforms offers media streaming (audio and video), on-demand and chat features. 3D Virtual Platforms serve as virtual worlds where users assume an avatar and explore the environment. Image by Splitbrain. It can be perplexing. Skype.

The Easy Road

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me The Easy Road October 25, 2009 by Taylor Marek Something I’ve been wanting to get off my back for a while now, and I feel inspired to write today. Most of the time you just meet the people who are lucky and it paid off for them. Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. Tell me how many times the easy road has paid off for someone? I can tell you from experience it DOESN’T. Remember Furby ?

5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand on Twitter

Convince & Convert

If you’re a smaller company you might consider using your headshot as your avatar.  In this example, Matt Martin works for Sam’s Club and has a dedicated employer account. 3. Include Here’s a list of Twitter Chats meeting regularly. Ways to Humanize Your Brand on Twitter is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. - Getting Started with Social Media - A Guide and Resource List

HOME ABOUT SPEAKING Getting Started with Social Media - A Guide and Resource List If you’re new to social media or haven’t approached it “strategically” thus far, then this guide is for you. From mainstream social networks to niche social networks to discussion forums…there are a lot of places to talk online. This is often referred to as social proof.

12 (of the) Best WordPress Guides and Plugin Reviews of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

These add-ons make it easy to add an incredible variety of functionality to the platform, from contact forms and photo galleries to social sharing and ecommerce capabilities. Pam Moore reviews 50 of her favorite WordPress plugins, divided into categories for social sharing & engagement, design and image enhancements, search engine optimization, and development (e.g.,

How Are You?

Waxing UnLyrical

Even if you ask on social networks. couple of weeks ago I was talking to a social media friend (on the phone, I like to do that), and learned of how she is handling some really tough times – tougher than anything I’ve ever experienced – with so much grace that it awed me. When I first moved to the U.S. came to adopt the “hey, how are ya?”

The Chick-fil-A PR Crisis

Spin Sucks

I’ve been in Canada all week, in meetings with clients, sitting in new business meetings with our Thornley Fallis colleagues, and speaking at Third Tuesday (and at SocialMix today). What they found is the account had been created only eight hours earlier  and Abby’s avatar is a stock photo of a pretty young redhead. The Background. We give God thanks for that.

Social Media Triggers Us To Be Helpful!

Social Media Network Marketing

Well at the start let me confess that I myself am glued to the world of Social Media Network Online. So much so that apart from my personal life I have made a profession out of it and am into freelance Social Media Network Online which also takes us to the Online Reputation Management System. And so I lead my life on the Social Media Network Online. Maslow in today's world would have added Social Media Network Online as one of the basics that one needs to survive apart from food, clothing, shelter, security etc. In web 2.0

Seven truths about online influence


Obvious example: asking for tweets in the run up to your Annual Meeting = good. For us, of course, this is just  one piece of the bigger Social CRM puzzle. With all this talk about influence metrics , here’s my take on what I think you should pay attention to when looking for influencers in your open community. 1. And by friends, I mean REAL friends. Remember this ?

11 Tips To Thrive on Twitter | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Leaving the default avatar in place is the kiss of death in terms of getting people to follow you. It can be something simple like “Excited to meet and connect with other architects on Twitter&# or “Have heard so much about integrating Twitter into my marketing plan, just have to give it a try.&# You get the idea; you’ll find what fits for you. This is important.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your Blog March 23rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Remember in high school, when someone would throw a party when their parents were out of town? The party got bigger.

Chances Are You’ve Met Less Than 5% of the People in Your Social Network

Direct Marketing Observations

The difference between a friend, an acquaintance and the friends and acquaintances we have met online is blurring…Social media would seem to dictate or would assume that I’m supposed to develop or have developed these deep online, networked, connections, i.e. That I have met them. Social has allowed us to connect with people all over the place. Absolutely not.

Top Twitter Blog Marketing Tips


Twitter is one of the top three or four social media marketing tools today, with roughly 12% of online adults using Twitter according to this Pew Internet report. Entrepreneur Mark Suster explains this at Tech Crunch , saying, “Twitter is an amazing generator of social hooks to websites. Beware of using tools such as Klout, as users with significant social media influence have been routinely undervalued by the Klout algorithm. Be socially proactive. Blog Promotion blog marketing social media twitterThis guest post is by Lior Levin.

The Unfriendliness of Kid-Friendly Social Networks


Everyone’s talking about the launch of Togetherville , a social network designed to bring parents and their kids together with the goal of learning responsible social networking. Does Any serious adult user of Twitter, Facebook, or MySpace knows these sites are both social and anti-social. In other words, they are not using a social network.

Does Online Anonymity Have a Price?

Ari Herzog

Prospective mates filling out profiles on dating site must meet certain criteria in their summary sections, including the following: Do not include detailed personal information (ie: your last name, street address, contact information, date of birth, etc.) to help protect your online anonymity. How Avatars Changed Online. Social Media cultureHow nice of Match to want to protect my anonymity, but what if I don’t want to be anonymous? What if I want to share my Google Voice phone number? What if I want to share my email address? at AriWriter.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Search Engine Optimization , Social Media > How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page by Tamar Weinberg on December 1, 2009 Share This is a guest post by Jesse Stay , founder and CEO of and all around great Facebook Fan Page coder.

Is Twitter Crossing the Line Between Useful and Creepy

Convince & Convert

First, the kismet of discovering interesting people that are around you , enabling you to meet up with them, or at least connect with them virtually. Maybe it’s a sign of the social media times, where we know people by their avatar more so than their street address of phone number. Jay is the founder of [link] and host of the Social Pros podcast. It will.

Who Are Your Twitter Fab Five?


Vruz is an example of what makes Twitter amazing: You’ll meet people from different walks of life, half way around the world, that you would never have met IRL. Vruz had a green avatar before anyone else on Twitter. I’m not sure how I met Michelle Naranjo, MissMotorMouth. Mediaphyter is Jennifer Leggio, internet security queen (we have lots of queens, princesses and other royalty here), ZDNet blogger , hockey fan and 100% social business professional. Tags: Social Media Vruz is my good friend Horacio from Uruguay. He’s always supportive, to an extreme.

The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

One thing long term Internet citizens have seen over the past 25 years, communities and social networks get huge, even as dominant as Facebook is currently, and then they fade. Facebook does the same with its social network functionality. Enter a new interface, the almost completely visual tactile (touch) input to a social application. Comments may be used in the final edition.

Is Existing Online a Quest of Loneliness or Giving?

Geoff Livingston

Today you only know avatars, backed by a person who may or may not look and act like that voice online. If the time you invest in all of these blog posts and social activities and events really means anything? I do. The effort spent was given voluntarily, an internal need to communicate, to socialize, to market, or some other form of self-justification. Image by Den Den.