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An Introduction to Social Media for Business

Sprout Social

Despite the growing popularity, social media for business is still put on the back burner for a lot of organizations. However, social media can benefit businesses of any size. Social Media for Business by the Numbers. Social media allows smaller companies to compete against some of the larger businesses to reach more customers. sponsored.

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. Avatar began. Spoiler Alert!!!** The Story The story of Avatar goes as follows. He was sent as part of a project, Avatar, to find out about the Na’vi by actually becoming one. Jake and the rest who are in their Avatars try to stop it, but are unsuccessful. How does this apply to Social Media?

Social Media Image Sizing Guide [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Consistent branding across your website, print, video, website, and social media accounts is essential in a modern world where consumers are hit with countless advertisements in a single day. Take just publishing your logo on different social media profiles for example.

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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The Week’s Biggest Social Media News

Spin Sucks

” So I thought it’d be fun, instead, to give you an update on all that is happening in the world of social media this week. The Week’s Biggest Social Media News. Twitter Moments. On Monday, Twitter announced “Moments,” its long-awaited curation tool. Moments is on the Twitter home page between notifications and messages.

Twitter Brand Pages are Pointless

Spin Sucks

Twitter introduces brand pages. It won’t be a game changer, because NOBODY uses Twitter for tweeting…or at least they shouldn’t be. ” It isn’t that they are making an effort to improve the Twitter site for its users that pisses me off; it’s that there are ANY users. Twitter provides a service I love. Those people are idiots. Seriously!

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How to Create Visual Content for Social Media on the Fly

SocialFish

It’s all over the Web: the future of social media is becoming more and more visual. Photos, graphics, and other visual content are ruling nearly every popular social media platform. Pic Monkey is an amazing desktop app that lets you do everything from making photo and image collages to quickly designing Facebook cover photos, banners, featured posts, avatars and more.

The Social Media ProBook

Social Media Marketing

They were responsible for The Social Media Playbook , the Blog Tree , and a little cartoon about hashtags. And yes, it can now be revealed that the avatar I've been using on Facebook was in fact tied to this project. While the first ebook was focused on tools to help you master social media, this one is more personality-based. Enter this guide. Action is another.

18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies

Waxing UnLyrical

For those of us who’ve been using Twitter for a while, we sometimes forget that there are new adopters of the network every day. Trying to figure out Twitter back in the day was bad enough; can you imagine what it’s like these days? So here are 18 tweetable Twitter tips for newbies (check out that alliteration!). Include a link in your Twitter profile.

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How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself by Tamar Weinberg on June 16, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Kwame Boame.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools by Pam Dyer on April 26, 2010 Share Image via Wikipedia Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. How social are they?

Social Media Cheat Sheet

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Social Media Cheat Sheet June 28, 2010 by Taylor Marek Have you ever wanted a cheat sheet when it comes to utilizing Social Media for your business? You can get it for a limited time only when you join my Social Media Inner Circle. Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. Just a simple, step-by-step action plan on exactly what you need to do? Click here to cancel reply.

When Social Media Freed the Inadvertent Bigot

Waxing UnLyrical

But one answer in particular made me look twice: I’ve obscured the person’s name and avatar for reasons you will understand shortly. When Social Media Freed the Inadvertent Bigot is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn When Social Media Freed the Inadvertent Bigot. But as far as I was concerned, the damage was done.

11 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Me to Unfollow You on Twitter

Almost Savvy

To me, Twitter is about building relationships. Like all social media tools, there is no one right way to use Twitter. like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I do aggressively unfollow if your use of Twitter is not aligned with my own style. Way to take the “social&# right out of social media. We’re just not a good fit.

Two Twitter Accounts: Yea or Nay?

Waxing UnLyrical

My Twitter experience began over three years ago with an anonymous account. As time went on, and I started working in the social media industry, I was faced with a conundrum. Berget , and also by Social Media, Esq.™. People engage with you more when you have your face as your avatar rather than an arbitrary picture or logo. 2. Guest post by Sanjiva Persad.

6 Science-Backed Strategies to Get More Followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and More

Buffer Social

Follower count is often considered one of the vainest of vanity metrics. I can relate. I’ve had my fair share of ego tied to that golden number on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn—one day I’ll point out my follower growth to a friend and the next I’ll feel all insecure about the number not being big enough. Engage with others on the social platforms.

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on April 8, 2010 Share Even though social media isn’t new to many of us, the world is waking up to this new shiny toy.

Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 Foursquare becomes Social Work and all the better for it. Now we can see leaderboards and games played out in social spaces, it’s easier to buy into as a concept. Economies of Social Scorecards. The Game of Work. agenda.

11 Tips To Thrive on Twitter | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

How you set-up and manage your Twitter account has a huge impact on how many people decide to follow you (translation: follow = subscribe and have the chance to read what you post). It is all public and searchable by anyone, not limited to those who follow you or only those who use Twitter. Your Twitter Profile – Be you, the real you. Customize your Twitter background.

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5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand on Twitter

Convince & Convert

Injecting a real face and personality into your personal Twitter account is intrinsic, and most people don’t give it a second thought. We But when it comes to imbuing corporate Twitter accounts with a similar measure of personality and humanity, we often fall down on the job. True, Ways to Humanize Your Brand on Twitter. 1. Host Twitter chats. Answer the Twitter phone.

The Ultimate Twitter Profile Cheat Sheet

Shift Digital

Did you know 11 Twitter accounts are created every second? Today, I’m sharing how you can create a fully optimized Twitter profile in a few simple steps. Here is the ultimate Twitter profile cheat sheet: 1. Choose an appropriate Twitter name. Use your real name or your company name as your Twitter handle. Add a website URL to your Twitter profile.

Snapchat’s New Plans for Bitmoji and Twitter Verification Opens Up to All Users | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Bitmojis are now available for “snapping”, the Twitter verification process opens up to all users and Facebook IQ releases insights into the differences between Facebook and Instagram Users. All All in this week’s Social You Should Know. Twitter Verification Opens Up to All Users. You too can get verified on Twitter …well, maybe. The Snapchat’s New Plan for Bitmojis.

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A Brief History Of Social Media

socialmediarockstar.com

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.

How does Avatar apply to Social Media?

Taylor Marek

Avatar sure isn’t exhausted on my list, I’m still pulling out some social media goodies for you to enjoy! Here are a couple more… The first post I wrote on my review of Avatar has been getting some good views lately, when the idea struck me to expand upon it. Avatar has now grossed $1 Billion dollars , has been trending on twitter for the past four weeks , and is doing quite well. 1.You Have An Avatar. Interestingly enough, that is your social media (online) presence. We are now into 2010, and I am excited!

How does Avatar apply to Social Media?

Taylor Marek

Avatar sure isn’t exhausted on my list, I’m still pulling out some social media goodies for you to enjoy! Here are a couple more… The first post I wrote on my review of Avatar has been getting some good views lately, when the idea struck me to expand upon it. Avatar has now grossed $1 Billion dollars , has been trending on twitter for the past four weeks , and is doing quite well. 1.You Have An Avatar. Interestingly enough, that is your social media (online) presence. We are now into 2010, and I am excited!

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Two, how can Twitter make money? Question two comes from Question one (in part) - if Twitter doesn’t find a way for us to show we value it, it will fold/go under/dead pool, and that would be a shame. . Customer Pays Twitter . 20 million?

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.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Mobile 2.0 Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Social Media Mashable on Facebook Join Us!

What Twitter’s New Layout Has to Do With Your Digital Elevator Pitch

Convince & Convert

And what does it have to do with your Twitter profile? And recently, as I was looking at a previously assembled collection of Fashion Brands , I discovered that the Twitter avatar for every single one of them had zero color. Now, honestly I can’t tell you why fashion brands that push new colors on us every season seem to all migrate to black and white for their social media avatars. Read the whole entry. » social media strategy Where did the color go in fashion? like comparing things. None, zilch, nada! It’s very.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Business Small business Social media Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Mobile 2.0

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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. Use Twitter as your company office hours. Home What the F ?

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Need Social Media Coaching?

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Need Social Media Coaching? What does this have to do with Social Media? Well, hang on, you’ll find out… Everything changed in my world three years ago when I first learned about blogging, podcasting, vlogging, and something called, “New Media&#. Then I attended New Media Expo 2008. SOCIAL MEDIA! What about Social Media? That defined me up until my teenage years. link].

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How does Avatar apply to Social Media?

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me How does Avatar apply to Social Media? Avatar sure isn’t exhausted on my list, I’m still pulling out some social media goodies for you to enjoy! Here are a couple more… The first post I wrote on my review of Avatar has been getting some good views lately, when the idea struck me to expand upon it. 1.You Have An Avatar Interestingly enough, that is your social media (online) presence.

Why Marketers Need to Rethink Influencer Targeting

Convince & Convert

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a significant shift in the way brands utilize social media. As companies have built out their social media teams, the tools those teams use mature, and best practices have been honed. Likewise, social marketers are expanding the possibilities of what can be achieved. But should it be? Measuring What Matters.

What Does Your Twitter Avatar Say About You?

Socialized

Tweets are short at 140 characters, but a Twitter avatar must visually represent a user in just 2304 pixels. Choosing the right avatar can affect the way people see you online. Here are some of the most popular avatar types and what they say about the user: Standard head shot : Head and shoulders, framed squarely, professional in appearance, though perhaps a little formal. Political dissident : Generally based on the previous avatar types, but modified to show support for a person, political cause, etc. And go ahead and critique my avatar. (I can take it.).

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. Awareness of Twitter has exploded; 87% of Americans said they were “familiar with” Twitter in a poll taken earlier this year, versus just 5% in 2008 and 26% in 2009. How popular is Twitter?

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.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

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. An example of this is the Twitter API. But never fear!

Twitter Updates for 2009-02-28

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Twitter Updates for 2009-02-28 February 28, 2009 by Taylor Marek Haha, my mind has been wandering all day. in reply to gavinseim # @ smosh like the new site, can’t wait till all the bugs are worked out in reply to smosh # Now to make a twitter category for gmail, then I can see more clearly. twitter is filling up my inbox # Finally got a group going on tweetdeck! I’m happy! # @ cstricklin np! Gratz!!!

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. Links to their social profiles. Social updates. want to know people, not just names and avatars.

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