SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
[Blog] The Lack of Engagement on Your Facebook is Probably Not Your Fault
Prior to today, I thought that this little “hobby” blog was just that, a hobby. It’s mine. Those of us who are out here in the blogosphere preaching about how to use Facebook properly for your business – we’re the ones to blame for your Facebook page’s failures. Don’t pick on your marketing manager. Don’t pick on the nephew who’s running your search marketing. Don’t blame Facebook or Google or the media. You can blame the government if you’d like – I’m okay with that. Now, I realize it’s a responsibility.
TWIST IMAGE | THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
[Blog] Dear Seth Godin
Every so often, the online discourse about why you don't have comments on your blog pops up (it actually happened while we were having lunch during The Art of Marketing!). Before blogging, I'd sit around twiddling my thumbs waiting for your next book. blog comment. Dear Seth, It was great to see you this week at The Art of Marketing event in Chicago. I'm not sure if I ever told you this, but I consider you a mentor (don't worry, no additional time or work required on your side of things). After that, the floodgates just opened up for me. Thank you, Seth. austin kleon.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
[Blog] From MAGNET: Addressing the Skills Gap and Improving the Bottom Line
'Each month we’ll be featuring a blog post from our friends at MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network). This post originally appeared on MAGNET’s Manufacturing Success blog and is reposted with permission. MAGNET’s mission i s to support, educate and champion manufacturing in Ohio with the goal of transforming the region’s economy into a powerful, global player. You can visit MAGNET online at manufacturingsuccess.org. Addressing the Skills Gap and Improving the Bottom Line. Judith Crocker, Director Workforce & Talent Development, MAGNET.
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
[Blog] Want to Succeed in Social? Forget Followers. You Need Groupies
Be sure to regularly visit the home pages of your favorite blogs, associations, and news and magazine sites. 'I had a roommate in college who loved the rock band Pearl Jam. Back in the day, a lot of people loved Pearl Jam. But not like this. His was a special kind of love. He had every album. m not talking about studio LPs. That’s the stuff of pretenders—guys like me. m talking about bootlegs and B-sides, grainy live recordings from stadium shows and album release parties. Rare musical finds. He drove for hours, sometimes days, to catch a show. He’s a fanatic. Truly obsessed.
ENGAGE | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
[Blog] How to Set the Table for Word of Mouth Marketing
Consumers are more than twice as likely to trust people they know in blogs, on Facebook, and on Twitter than they are to trust brands in the same spaces. I f I play my cards right you’ll tell your friends about this post. Maybe you’ll even share it through Facebook or Twitter. Either way, your comments, recommendations or suggestions can spread like wildfire creating a buzz that is known as word of mouth. In social networking, the content you determine share worthy is given your little seal of approval as you send it off to the masses. So you may be wondering, “What’s the catch?”
WAXING UNLYRICAL | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
[Blog] Reviving the Customer Experience – One Food Truck at a Time: Part 2
They all link back to their blogs and newsletters or even print media via Twitter; even the food writers from the Washington Post are active on Twitter. I know, I know, the anticipation was killing you. Well it’s the day you’ve all been waiting for, the second part of my interview with entrepreneur and food trucker extraordinaire, Jeff Kelley ! If you missed part one, then drop everything you’re doing and go read Reviving the Customer Experience – One Food Truck at a Time: Part 1 first. It’s ok, we’ll wait.). Image: Courtesy of Jamie R. JK: Oh absolutely. And respond.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
[Blog] Why People Share … and How You Can Get Them to Share Your Work
Once you understand it, I’ll show you how to take advantage and make people want to share your blog posts material as a way of boasting. Perhaps the biggest blogging mistake I see is people trying to be profound. Unless you’re a leading researcher what you are writing about on your blog is nothing new. Anyone has the time to blog. It’s a nice idea to think that people are going to want to read your blog and interact intelligently. It’s an even nicer idea to think that people will go to your blog to learn. blog post is a tool, not your end game.
FEVER BEE | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
[Blog] FeverBee SPRINT's Reward System - Invite Your Friends, Come To London
If you invite your friends, colleagues, blog/website readers, mailing list subscribers, customers, clients, and others we're going to reward you with the following: Get 3 people to attend, and we'll give you: A free conference ticket. If you have a blog/media site/customer list and want your own tracking code to use, let us know and we’ll set one up just for you. 'Half the people that have signed up for FeverBee SPRINT came via your referrals. We've decided to reward people doing this.
FEVER BEE | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
[Blog] Losing Uniqueness Is A Perceived Risk
Give them a blog they have to update every two weeks. This forces them to learn more to fill the blog with new information. 'Jang and Ko found members see a risk of sharing knowledge in communities; they are no longer seen as unique for possessing that knowledge. Imagine you have a unique expertise in a particular niche. Everyone comes to you for help. Now you're told to share your knowledge through the community where it can be documented and accessed by everyone. Should you do it? Will you do it? Maybe.
JACOB MORGAN | MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
[Blog] What is Advocacy?
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER What is Advocacy? blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0, If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. View Comments May 31st, 2010 Here is another chess puzzle, white to move and mate in 2! We were to imagine that we worked for Direct T.V.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
[Blog] The Social Habit – Is Our Facebook Addiction Ruinous
You can also go to brand-new The Social Habit website ( [link] ) and provide your email address (no obligation, and of course no spam) and we’ll let you know when the research is available, when we have new blog posts analyzing social behavior, and when we have new, free goodies you can download. The Social Habit – Is Our Facebook Addiction Ruinous is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Read on and you could win a copy of The Social Habit research. The mean number of daily Facebook checks is 4. Not many. Doable.
GET SOCIAL PR | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
[Blog] How to End the Recession for Good!
Topic Focus The primary focus of this blog is social media PR, where we can converse about all topics relating to public relations and social media. Resources Bringing Brands to Life Bulletproof Blog Conversation Agent Global Neighborhoods Logic + Emotion Media Training PR Squared PR. Home About Social PR Contact Me Subscribe Get Social PR By Rodger D. Johnson How to End the Recession for Good! September 22, 2010 We’ve heard the recession is over. But is that hype? While Bernanke and others say it is, the U.S. Department of Labor tells a different story. whopping 9.6%
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
[Blog] 3 Common Facebook Ad Mistakes Everyone is Making
Common Facebook Ad Mistakes Everyone is Making is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Facebook ads are a very powerful tool. There are so many options for marketers, it is a bit like flying the space shuttle for many of us. We just don’t quite know what we are doing yet. For many Facebook marketers we are having to learn how to create good Facebook ads by creating a few bad Facebook ads first. But there are plenty of best practices and lessons to take note of to help improve that learning curve a bit. Targeting Non-Fans.
MINDJUMPERS | THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
[Blog] The Nominees for Bees Awards 2011
Best Use of a Micro-Blogging Platform. Best Relationship With Blogs. In the category of Best Innovation, we find the campaign of Corona Light called “Most Liked” , which we wrote about on our blog. At Mindjumpers, we will be following the competition and keep you updated on our blog. Tweet Yet again, it’s time for the Bees Awards – The International Social Media Award Show – to start. And yesterday, the nominees were announced. The Bees Awards will be held in San Francisco the 3 rd of May. Best Use of a Social Media Platform. Best Use of Mobile.
JUSTIN LEVY | TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
[Blog] Facebook Marketing for Businesses | Justin Levy
Great blog over there. Susan Payton The Marketing Eggspert [link] The Buzz » Blog Archive » Euna Lee Bernard Henry Levy Justine Levy [.] Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Facebook Marketing for Businesses Written on August 4, 2009 by Justin Levy in announcements , books , facebook , social media 43 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here! Now we’ll see. Congrats!!
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
[Blog] Christmas Greetings
Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful year in 2010. Wishing you peace and happiness in this holiday season and looking forward to connecting with you in the new year! Christmas Greetings. ProBlogger Site News
BRASS TACK THINKING | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
[Blog] Thwarting the Killjoy
Sharing a blog post you’re proud of. Every single person who has shared a bit of their exciting news has run smack into the path of The Killjoy. You’re starting a business. Getting a promotion. Having a baby. Traveling around the world. Getting married. Moving in with your boy/girl/personfriend. Pursuing a new hobby, fitness regime, eating program, parenting approach. Proclaiming your love for a new band you’ve discovered. Whatever. Fill in the blank, from the mundane to the life-changing. You know him or her. But …” Here’s what I know that you should know.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
[Blog] The New Link Building Beginner’s Guide
'I know that readers of this blog are probably not beginners at link building, but it’s a good idea to quickly skim The Beginner’s Guide to Link Building by Paddy Moogan on Moz. The reason why it’s a good idea is because there just may be something you learn. Beginner’s guides that come out generally have the latest information, and link building tactics need constant refreshing in order to be effective. This is a free PDF download of 89 pages made easy to read with big type and nice ‘Link’ visuals reminiscent of a popular video game. like it.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
[Blog] Security, SEO, and Google
It isn’t going to be a big change at first, because it will be a light-weight signal affecting maybe 1% of global queries, but according to their blog this will change soon. 'Google has announced that they are interested in making the internet a safer place so they are going to start using HTTPS as a ranking signal. Whenever Google says they will be doing something like this, you know that your SEO will be affected eventually. Having a secure website is actually a very good idea, one that would be wise even if Google wasn’t in the picture at all. People Like Secure Sites.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
[Blog] Insider Local SEO Tips
'Greg Gifford, a self-described “Local SEO geek”, just put out a timely guide titled Everybody Needs Local SEO on the Moz Blog. He knows what he’s talking about because he does hyper-local SEO and manages social media for car dealerships all over the country. love reading the voice of experience, especially when it is so helpful to the rest of us. Basic Local SEO. It’s also reminiscent of the musclebuilding ads in all those comic books you read in junior high school.) Easy citation workflow — practical suggestions for making it happen right.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
[Blog] Are You Reading This On A Mobile Device?
'If you are using a smartphone or some other mobile device to read this blog, you are part of the growing trend. According to the recent Moz article Why Mobile Matters – Now , one-fifth of North American page views are on mobile. Dr. Peter J. Meyer does a nice job of looking at the way Google is changing to adapt to smaller screens and there’s a great discussion in the comments on what that means for internet marketing and SEO. This increased data transmission is how we get those cool videos on our smartphones and surf the web for local attractions, and more. Do you agree?
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
[Blog] Why Content Marketing Is In Disarray
It consists of website content, blogs, videos, podcasts, links, and anything you produce that creates your brand. 'Content marketing has gotten a little bit of a bad reputation. In one sense, it’s well deserving. In another, it’s really quite unfair. Spammers and low quality content producers are partly responsible for the bad reputation because, let’s face it, they produce bad content. It’s low quality and often spammy. That makes us all look bad. If you insist on creating your own content, then you should be ready and able to take responsibility for it.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
[Blog] Tumblr Virus Diseased with Hate
According to Pocket-Lint, many Tumblr Accounts were attacked by a virus that was created and spread by an organization that is quote “a deeply racist anti-blogging and internet trolling organization”. It is a sad day to wake up to hearing of another virus has infected yet another tool or social platform by people who clearly get pleasure out of making the lives of others more difficult. It is even more disgusting to learn that the virus is meant to hack accounts and spread hatred, such as the Tumblr virus has done.
SOSHABLE | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
[Blog] Facebook Users Can Now “Sort” Their Newsfeed
Read More Social Media News on The Soshable Blog. There have been many changes on Facebook, especially with the users Newsfeed as of late. As with any change, it is not welcomed initially, but as time goes on so do new status updates. The newsfeed has automatically updated with what has been happening with the users’ friends, as well as almost “pausing” once you leave Facebook. Upon returning, it displays a number of how many stories have occurred since your last sign-in. Facebook has now enabled a new feature located at the top of the users’ newsfeed.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
[Blog] Customer Service Complaints: Taking to Twitter
For the consumer, the age of instant information – Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, et al – is a boon. It used to be, if someone had a complaint about a business, they’d have little recourse. Sure, they could go to the Better Business Bureau and lodge a complaint. Some TV stations and newspapers had consumer advocates who would shame companies into doing the right thing. But unless you were one of the lucky ones whose complaint got some airtime or ink, you would be lucky to be able to spread the word beyond your immediate circle of friends. Fact is, it’s easier.
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
[Blog] Why Facebook’s New Publishing Tool is a Threat to Twitter
They are willing to use it to see interesting posts on blogs and news websites. The post Why Facebook’s New Publishing Tool is a Threat to Twitter appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'Since the beginning, Facebook has been a place where people share what they’re doing. They post pictures, videos, and status updates that let their friends and family know what’s going on in their lives at that very moment. Some use it to post thoughts on things that are happening at that moment. Others simply share the latest joke they heard. Related articles.
ARI HERZOG | MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
[Blog] Why I Quit the Third Tribe
How many is unknown but Chris mentioned 2,000 on his blog last fall and the number likely increased since. The site is currently closed to new members (here’s Darren’s blog piece on the subject) as the foursome are apparently brainstorming to launch a second phase. Brian Clark, Sonia Simone, Chris Brogan, and Darren Rowse — four bloggers that command speaking rates of thousands of dollars a day — are the brains behind the Third Tribe Marketing project. Thousands of bloggers and affiliate marketers belong. Thank you for reading! Musings networking
FEVER BEE | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
[Blog] Online Community Assets For Businesses
Mailing lists or blogs to reach employees? Most organizations aren't sure what they need to develop a community. There are some elements that help and others which are essential. Essential community assets. Staff. How many people do you have to commit to the project? The more you have the more you can develop relationships with top members, create relevant content and do outbound community development work. Time is a powerful asset. The more if it you have the slower you can develop the community and the longer you can spend sewing relationships as you grow. Passion.
BILL HARTZER | TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
[Blog] Search Engine Optimization Firms Like RankPay Still Hurting SEO Industry
Blog:* blog.RankPay.com. I am still amazed that search engine optimization firms like RankPay are still relying on what I would call shady marketing techniques like sending UCE Spam (UCE stands for Unsolicited Commercial Email), trying to get more search engine optimization business. It is the companies like Rankpay (detailed below) that are sending emails like the one below that is truly hurting the search engine optimization industry as a whole. And if you are so inclined, I would even complain to their ISP (Internet Service Provider) for sending out spam. noticed that your. underway?
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
[Blog] Back to the Future of Social Media | Spin Sucks
Go – Christopher Penn wrote a great blog post about how to get new business from social media. Joey Strawn is a blogger, husband, entrepreneur, and general purveyor of awesomeness and currently blogs at JoeyStrawn.com. 17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. Because the future is here. Very fun!
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
[Blog] This Week in Social Media - 3/19/2013
With the number of screens and constant stream of content, context is king, according to the Harvard Business Review blog. Each week at Ford, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. These are those links. If you have additional links, sources or ideas that might be helpful, I'd encourage you to add some via a comment below or tag me in Google+.
JEFF ESPOSITO | MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
[Blog] A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox
Anyone who reads this blog regularly can attest to my passion for social media and for exploring ways companies can leverage these technologies to better interact with their customers. No blog posts were required or asked for. What you may not know is that I am also a huge Red Sox fan. So when I got an invitation from the Boston Red Sox to visit their home offices for a Twitter focus group, I could not have said yes quickly enough. During the hour plus that we were sitting in the offices that overlook the 99-year old ballpark, nothing was off-limits. This was unsolicited.
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
[Blog] The Top Five Stories for Week Ending Dec. 10, 2010
For those of you who write blogs and use Feedburner to deliver the RSS feed, read this article from Jason Falls. Like Jason, I haven’t totally played with the new features to figure out if there are better analytics, but it’s something you should understand if you keep a blog. Well, one more week down and only 14 shopping days left. Are you ready? Other than the Lakers backpack I bought my youngest brother (he’s 10 and I don’t fight it because the Bulls aren’t great) that was returned and a Target run for stocking stuffers, I am ready! Right?).
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
[Blog] Top Five Stories Week Ending December 3
rarely post blogs in this weekly update that aren’t universally applicable, but this one from Danny Brown is so good (and upsetting, as a PR pro) that everyone should read it, no matter your profession. If you are in PR or marketing, if you blog, if you hire PR or marketing professionals, or if you do any blogger relations, please, please, I implore you. If people around you have the flu or strep right now, amp up your immune system! I’m serious. This stuff is bad. haven’t been this sick in 10 or more years or for this long. It’s been an entire week.
PAMORAMA | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
[Blog] Social Media Case Study: Turner Broadcasting System
They became more active in blogging, but but they weren’t listening to their fans. I’ve added this blog to my RSS and am looking forward to more great posts. I’ve added this blog to my RSS and am looking forward to more great posts. pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Social Media Case Study: Turner Broadcasting System by Pam Dyer on February 4, 2010 Share Here’s a presentation given by Turner Broadcasting System’s Digital Marketing Director, Seth Miller, at BlogWell Atlanta. Average Age of a Facebook User?
KYLE LACY | TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
[Blog] A Personal Branding Story from Malta
The Blog Chapter: Before I read this chapter I thought that blog writing was a waste of time. After reading this chapter, I decided that my blog would be useful to serve as a motivation and that it would showcase my knowledge on a particular subject. The chapter was useful because it was a step by step procedure of choosing an idea or theme for your blog, the various platforms available and tips how to write effective posts. He has his own blog that deals exclusively with trade and Japan. Some chapters in the book were real eye openers. ——-.
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
[Blog] Is Your Brand Building Social Employees? via #pivotcon (@SocialEmployee – McGraw-Hill) #socbiz
This article was originally posted on Pivot Conference’s blog. 'A recent IBM global C-Suite study has provided the latest volley of evidence demonstrating that the age of the social business is well underway, and that it’s time for brands to get on the bandwagon. This isn’t necessarily news by itself, but coupled with one of the key findings of the study, the reasons for why brands must start accelerating their social adoption initiatives is beginning to come into much sharper focus. And what is this key finding that is causing so many analysts to do a double take?
LAUREL PAPWORTH | SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
[Blog] Facebook Intensive Class – Computer Class, 1 Day
Laurel’s blog laurelpapworth.com has been named by AdAge in the Power150 media blogs worldwide and she is in the top 10 bloggers for Australia. Looking for a very indepth Facebook class? Not just building “likes” and “shares” but also competitions, coupons, adding shopping baskets and tickets, analysing FBO (Facebook Optimisation and so on? Course Agenda. COMPUTER COURSE: Facebook has one billion members – are you ready? Your thinking of setting up a Facebook Business Page or have already got one but want to do more. Session Details. Please pass on!
SOCIALFISH | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
[Blog] Latest from the Open Community Virtual Book Tour
11/22/10 – CareNetworks Blog | Brian Geyser – Brian’s great blog deals with online community building for the long term care industry. 11/10/10 — PCMA Convene Blog – What Open Community Means for Meetings. 11/10/10 — NetWits Think Tank | Blackbaud Blog – Open Community and Nonprofit Techies. 11/12/10 — Frogloop | Care2 Blog - Big Ideas for Associations Navigating the Social Web. Don’t have the book yet? Buy it now. We want to hear your thoughts on it! Get this badge. Shoot! Thanks for reading!
PROACTIVE REPORT | SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012
[Blog] Earned Media Tip # 6: Connect with a Like-Minded Community
Other senior-focused sites and blogs republish AARP content. This is number 6 in the Earned Media Series. Tapping into a community that supports your activities, aligns with your mission, or uses your product, is an obvious way to increase earned media mentions. Rosetta Stone did it very successfully with AARP. After doing a social audit Rosetta Stone discovered that people over 50 regard learning a new language as a way to keep mentally alert and fit. And there is indeed scientific evidence to support this idea. It’s a match made in heaven for earned media mentions. Facebook.
TWIST IMAGE | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
[Blog] The New Journalism
It's based on who passes the story around (and well beyond YouTube and into other channels like Twitter , Facebook , Blogs, etc.). Everyone likes a feel good story. It's part of the reason why the latest online viral video sensation is the story of Ted Williams - a homeless Columbus, Ohio man who was a former radio broadcaster. This is an amazing story (and you can watch the video that started it all below), but it's also another shot against the bow of traditional journalism as we've known it to date. "Just post it on the Web or something." It took us. not them. nose for news.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
[Blog] 6 Ways to Show You Give a Damn in a Job Interview
He didn’t tie our firm’s recent blog posts into the conversation. Pull the last 10 blog posts by each interviewer (bonus points for looking at their guest posts for others). Guest post by Elizabeth Sosnow , Managing Director of BlissPR , a New York City based public relations firm. She develops and supervises strategic communications programs for major companies in professional and financial services, with a particular emphasis on the legal, consulting and insurance industries. He was an intelligent, well qualified senior candidate. And I knew we’d never offer him a job. It’s not.
SOCIALFISH | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
[Blog] Social Organizations Make Mistakes
From blog posts that go a little too far to public flops like Google Wave, it just doesn’t feel like a big deal when mistakes are made in the social media realm. But what happens when your association tries that first little step into social media by letting your members actually write a blog? Back in February I talked about the role of learning in social organizations , which is critical. Learning has always been the heart of social media for me. argument. learn so much, with such a small amount of time and effort–how could I resist? The Social Organization learning
SMTHREE | FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
[Blog] Just Another Frantic Friday, Episode 2
Chris Brogan puts in perspective with this excellent blog post. As if you didn’t have enough to look at. some light reading for your weekend: All the talk about Klout scores and Influencers can take our eyes off the ball. One of the best uses I have seen for Social Media, contests and engagement. great idea from Hallmark enhanced by a better delivery system. It’s finger lickin’ good! Long live the Colonel. Good case study from comScore. Yea, I know they are trying to sell something but it is good food for thought. Get ‘em hooked when they are young. SMThree.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
[Blog] Perspectives from 2013 International PRSA Conference
'Today we have a guest blog post from Rosemarie Ascherl, PR Foreman at Sonnhalter, who recently attended the International PRSA Conference in Philadelphia to learn the latest trends in public relations. . With traditional media on the decline, we have to find other ways to get our information to our audiences and consider alternate uses for the press release—such as social media, websites and blogs. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend a motivational week of education and networking at the 2013 PRSA International Conference. We are in an era of change.
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
[Blog] Exceptional Customer Service in a Digital Age
According to Nielsen, people spend three times as much time on blogs and social media than on email- across all age groups. It has been said many times that “relationships are everything in business”. happen to agree. There are few things as potent as a satisfied, loyal customer who shares their extraordinary experience through the social channels today’s digital world provides. Providing exceptional service and support through these channels is an effective and powerful way to reshape corporate culture, grow customer relationships, and set yourself apart from the competition.
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
[Blog] Video Review of 18 Rules of Community Engagement by Jason Falls
It comes on the heels of this review on WiserEarth Blog , and this article and excerpt in EContent Magazine. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl? Blog at WordPress.com. In the event that you have not read my book, perhaps this video will convince you. del.icio.us
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
[Blog] 7 Reasons Your Facebook Page is a Hot Mess
When he is not building campaigns, writing blogs, and tracking the ROI of social, he is winning awards as a concert photographer, singing 80''s hair metal Karaoke, and winning at Seinfeld trivia. 'Image via BigStockPhoto.com. state of disarray so chaotic that it’s dizzying to look at. mess that is beyond the normal range of disarray. Visual clutter that draws attention to itself. It may sound like I am describing Lindsay Lohan heading into court on a Monday morning. Could this be your business’s page? 1) You’re not using enough visuals. Go BIG. Go bold. Quote famous individuals.
ENGAGE | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
[Blog] Rebecca Black and the Art of Being Bad
″ blog (and other social media leaders ) picking up on Rebecca’s mediocrity with the aptly titled blog post: “Songwriting Isn’t For Everyone on March 11, most of us would’ve never come across her or her “talents. Is That Your Blog Talking to Itself in the Corner? 9 ) bodynsoil : When I first started blogging I would just write as if I were talking to whomever. Engage Content marketing resources and insights from content marketing professionals. Home 1. Strategy 2. Creation 3. Management 4. Distribution 5. And why should they?
ARI HERZOG | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
[Blog] Why Facebook and I Broke Up
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. 'I don’t blame Facebook. It’s not her fault for providing an outlet for people to share baby photos, cat photos, religious and political links, and updates about everything under the sun. But because all that stuff is being shared in a 24/7 news cycle that never sleeps, and further because I have no rules to accept someone’s friendship, it became too much. told Facebook to stop coddling me last weekend when I posted a picture from the folks at Facebook Sabbatical that I was taking a few days off. Thanks for reading.
SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
[Blog] Twitter Makes Changes To Profiles and User Experience
Original article about Twitter updates posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Twitter Updates Profiles and User Experience. On the TODAY show earlier this week Twitter SEO, Dick Costolo made a live appearance to announce updates to the Twitter experience. The changes will affect the look and feel of profiles both on Twitter.com and on their mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android. Twitter users will now have the option of a header-photo not unlike what you have on your Facebook profile. Accessing these options online at Twitter.com is pretty much the same process.
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
[Blog] When Journalism and Content Marketing Collide
Papers monopolized media and now that’s gone because anyone can write a blog. Lyons : Anyone who has worked in the content world has gotten an internal email asking everyone to promote a new blog post. Check out Lyons’ work on the [ Hubspot blog ] and let us know your thoughts on the battle for attention in the comments 'Journalism and content marketing have been converging for years. These days, the two seem to be colliding with galactic force. How has the transition from journalism to content marketing been for you? Newsrooms are traditionally very hierarchical.
SOCIAL WAYNE | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012
[Blog] Day 11: People of color impacting the social web – Anthony Frasier – #29DaysofDiversity
Website/Blog: playd.it. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. For the past two years for Black History Month, I started an online series called 28 Days Diversity where I would feature someone new everyday during the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. Twitter: @AnthonyFrasier.
DANNY WHATMOUGH | SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
[Blog] Update – EML Wildfire
You can read the press release , the blog post from new MD Richard Parker and the coverage in PR Week. Hopefully with the merger now complete, I’ll be able to spend a bit more time sharing thoughts and views on here and also on the new EML Wildfire blog. Tweet. I’ve been pretty quiet on here over the last few months. This is due to a number of reasons including the merger between Wildfire and EML which was announced this week. It’s a very exciting development and makes the newly formed EML Wildfire one of the top ten tech PR agencies in the UK. Watch this space!
MINDJUMPERS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
[Blog] China’s Great Firewall and Limitations to Social Media
The Chinese are able to chat, find love and blog like the rest of us as long as they don’t write anything that might seem threatening or inappropriate to the Government – but that is a lot! Tweet For the last five months, I have been studying and living in Hong Kong among the tall buildings and the big crowds of people. As amazing as the city was to me, I spent most of my time studying and learning about China, and I also had time to visit the interesting and diverse country. Here, I will explain to you why I think it’s like that. Local sites substitute Facebook, Twitter etc.
BRASS TACK THINKING | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
[Blog] The Tricky Parts of Balancing Work Travel and Life
hope that when my daughter is my age, doing whatever the heck it is she dreams up, that she’ll point and laugh at this blog post and wonder what the hell we were thinking. I live in the Chicago suburbs. But many people would guess I’m from Boston, or New York, or some other city that I frequent when I’m actually seen in public. You see, I travel quite a bit as part of my career. speak professionally a couple of times per month, and I have clients and customers and meetings. The beauty of building a business in the internet age is that geography isn’t a limitation.
DANNY WHATMOUGH | MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
[Blog] Is customer service via social media really the answer?
He blogs at dannywhatmough.com and the Wildfire Blog. Tweet. My new iPhone 4 arrived on Friday; I was very excited. But alas, my experience in trying to get it activated and in getting my old number ported across has been less than satisfactory. The first thing I will say is that, despite the problems they’ve had in the past , the @vodafoneuk Twitter account is impressive. They answer tweets in good time and are always helpful and friendly. So how did my experience via social media make me feel as a customer? Tweet. social media customer service iphone twitter vodafone
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2009
[Blog] Breathe new life into old features
was so glad she asked and I steered her to a blog post I’d written when we started accepting zipped files, back from September of 2007. I’ve been thinking about this for about a month now and just got around to blogging it. Another thing I did recently was remind members that we offer RSS feeds on the blogs. With many of them spending time on other social networks I figured that they may not have known they could feed their GOLO blogs there, and many commented that they did not. Blog at WordPress.com. What about the one you launched 18 months ago?
LOUIS GRAY | SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010
[Blog] Redfin Highlights Schools Alongside Real Estate Search
According to Redfin's blog , the service will even soon let you search for homes within a specific district, a big deal for some families. Two months ago, I told you about how my wife and I used Redfin for practically the entire process of searching for and buying a home. If there were properties not listed on the site, we simply didn't see them, as we leveraged the company to track our favorites and discover new options. You can even start with a school's description and find homes for sale in the neighborhood , effectively turning the real estate search process on its head.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
[Blog] Avoiding the Client-Consultant Ego Clash
” Not so long ago, one of them asked me a question that I thought would make for a good blog post: How do you avoid stepping on the toes of your client, so that they don’t think you’re trying to show them you’re smarter than they are? Some of you know I’m adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University. For those who don’t, I am (!), and this is my fourth year teaching a class on “not-for-profits in the digital age.” Ah, the client-consultant ego clash. I’ve encountered it, and I imagine you have as well. How do we get around this? as opposed to. >?”
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
[Blog] The Next Billion-Dollar Startup
Between us friends, just writing out sentences like that makes me feel like I'm typing a script for the next Austin Powers movie, instead of what I'm really trying to do: write a legitimate business blog post. business blog. The truth about Instagram. There wasn't a building high enough for me to jump off of when I first heard about Facebook acquiring Instagram for a billion dollars two weeks ago. know that sounds extreme, but I'm honest enough to admit that I could not see straight for a couple of days post-deal announcement. Again. Will it be for more money? Pinterest. facebook.
BILL HARTZER | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
[Blog] Search Engine Marketing Tool Review: SEM Rush
As I continued to scroll down, I found a listing of related keywords, which are perfect for SEO purposes when writing a blog post, an article, or setting up a money site. Many internet marketers are familiar with the SEOQuake plugin for Firefox which helps you find out the demographics of various keywords, and domains. This information is VERY useful if you are working to find websites with high page rank where you can put comments in order to develop strong backlinks for your money sites. The plugin also gives you lots of information regarding the sites of your competition as well.
ENGAGE | MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
[Blog] Are You Throwing Money Down the Drain by Ignoring Little Data?
billion Google results for the search term “What is big data,” and 112 million blog posts discussing big data. I live in on the 5th floor of an 83-year-old, mid-rise condominium building which is heated by the old fashioned radiator steam heat and cooled by individual window A/C units. And I have two cats, for whom I shop online for cat food, supplements, and kitty litter. E-mails from Pet Food Direct with titles and subject lines such as, “Great Tips for Walking With Your Dog,” and “Camping with Your Dog.” ” So what the heck is going on? image: OhKyleL ].
SOCIAL WAYNE | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
[Blog] Day 28: People of color impacting the social web – Navarrow Wright #28DaysofDiversity
Website/Blog: Navarrowwright.com. Wright currently blogs about these issues on his site Navarrowwright.com. His blog posts have been featured on blackweb20.com and the huffingtonpost.com. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. Twitter: @navarrowwright. and BlackPlanet. sites. He prides. Wright.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
[Blog] How To Get Your Audience Involved With Pinterest
Your social media manager or the person that typically maintains and updates your Facebook page, blog, and Twitter account is the right person for this job. Have link buttons on your website and blog to direct the audience to your Pinterest page and encourage them to follow your boards. The newest and biggest online craze involves social media, pictures, and pinning. Pinterest is an online vision board that allows users to create their own boards so they are able to pin their favorite finds for inspiration and ideas. Post, write, and tweet weekly about Pinterest. Happy pinning!
JEFF ESPOSITO | SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
[Blog] A look back – bear with me
Thirty years ago today Patricia Stefanczyk gave birth to a 10 pound bundle of joy that has grown up to give you this blog. [link]. Looking back there were a lot of good times, but a lot more left in the tank. So bear with me as I make this my song of the day.
CHRIS BROGAN | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
[Blog] Do You Have What You Need to Build a Simple Platform? – The Impact Equation
FastCompany magazine is quite prolific on their blogs. The Washington Post received an Emmy for their video blog in 2006. was asked to write a mainstream book years and years after blogging. People who start a blog and then want to figure out what to write about are far less successful than people who have a goal and use a blog to tell the story. The reasons are that a blog is my own real estate and I can do a lot with it by sharing interesting material (like this post), and still, I can sell from it, either directly or indirectly. But how do you do it?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
[Blog] BBQ Ribs Can Teach You a Lot About Content Marketing
It’s not a blog or a Facebook page or a YouTube channel. There is tremendous market research potential in this level of engagement, and as Sterling has written on his blog : “I want to get as close to my customer as possible, so I can smell their breath. 'Sterling Ball is the president and CEO of Ernie Ball , one of the largest and most historically important manufacturers of guitar strings and related equipment, Founded by Sterling’s father, the eponymous Ernie Ball. But But it’s Sterling’s hobby that got him to practice Youtility – marketing so useful, people would pay for it.
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
[Blog] Google+ Has Big Bump in Monthly Active Users
The post Google+ Has Big Bump in Monthly Active Users appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'Google has been less forthcoming about their numbers ever since they were scrutinized and ridiculed the last time they made bold statements about users. This time, they are cautiously optimistic. They’re not going to have another “mission accomplished” moment. The numbers, for what they’re worth, are very encouraging. They moved beyond the 300 million monthly active user mark. Read More: USA Today. Google+ News Nugget Social Networks google google plus
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
[Blog] You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Ranks You
Original post about SEO basics can be found on Wikimotive’s blog titled, “ You’re nobody (till somebody ranks you) “ by Andrew Martin. Here at Wikimotive, we love Business SEO. We work at it all day, poring over analytics data and tweaking this or that to stay in Google’s good graces. Honestly, it never gets old. Just between you and me, when we lay our heads down at night, we have beautiful dreams of Matt Cutts. Still though, we’re not going to argue that it’s the most exciting subject in the world.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
[Blog] 6 Ways Web Check-ins Can Benefit Your Brand
Instead of “checking in at a restaurant or coffee shop via a mobile application, MOJO (and others) let you “check-in to a particular piece of Web content (blog post, video, photo, graphical badge), and assign points and other rewards for an array of marketer-determined behaviors. Here’s 6 more ways Web check-ins can benefit your brand: My Blog is Alive! OK, not literally, but perhaps adding gaming elements to your blog will bring it to life. The Web side of the check-in space is far more interesting to me, and maybe it should be to you as well?
STAY N' ALIVE | MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
[Blog] Android is Finally "Enough", but I Still Miss My iPhone
I've written a few times on this blog about my trials with Android and dissatisfaction with devices under Google's operating system. The fact is, lack of consistent experience because Google doesn't own the experience, means they will likely never have a leg-up on the experience iOS gives users, considering Apple controls and owns the entire experience in their OS. Google proved me only partly wrong in this though, with their latest release of Jellybean and the Galaxy Nexus, yet I still find myself missing my iPhone. I'll explain. The voice controls are solid. Then there are the apps.
SPIN SUCKS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
[Blog] Facebook, drop.io, and Global Domination
Why are they buying a man who said “f*ck blogging and moved to a paid newsletter earlier this year? If you’ve ever used drop.io to create password-protected sites for your proprietary information, last week’s announcement that they’ve been bought won’t come as a surprise to you. By Facebook. And their founder is joining the Facebook team. think Facebook is going to beat me to Global Domination with the help of the CEO of drop.io, seemingly-crazy (alright, I’d like to heli-ski, too) Richard Branson-like, son of ultra wealthy Bob Lessin. Not the point.
LOUIS GRAY | MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
[Blog] Revisiting Android A Year Into My Smartphone OS Migration
The Evo, despite many things I liked about it, was heavy and a power hog, and I felt odd writing a disclaimer each time I mentioned Android on the blog, so those things, combined with a simple upgrade to the Epic 4G, which gained me a hardware keyboard to boot, got me to switch. Tomorrow's Google IO approximately marks the one year anniversary of a shift in my digital lifestyle, when I began to use Android instead of my trustworthy iPhone , which had been my go-to device for a number of years. code named Eclair - with 2.2 At the time, my iPhone was on version 3.1.3 The iPads reached 4.2
KIKOLANI | FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
[Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Your Input Wanted & More
Blogging. How blog commenting makes a difference. ways to track blog success. Localizing your blog. 18 blog tips to help you succeed in 2010. Why do you subscribe to blog comments ? 10 things you should always do in a blog post. The ultimate checklist for a killer blog post. How Blog Engage can help you as a blogger. 20 amazing inspiring fitness blogs. The honest truth about blogging for money. How to make money product blogging. 17 handy toolbar WordPress plugins for your blog. Reader Poll. Health.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
[Blog] 14 Things I Think I Think About Social Media
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 14 Things I Think I Think About Social Media May 26th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet This is a video interview that my friend Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner did with me a few weeks ago. Stelzner on Vimeo. The reviews business will be transformed by geo-location.
BRASS TACK THINKING | TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
[Blog] Fishing for Excuses?
link] Grandview Consulting Thanks for your consistently thoughtful blog. recently wrote a blog post called How to Catch the Time Thief and Get More Done. really like this recent post from Tamsen at Brass Tack Thinking, a popular blog I’ve only recently discovered and am so [.] blog comments powered by Disqus Search Brass Tacks About the Authors Amber Naslund Amber Naslund (@ambercadabra on Twitter) is a communications and business strategist and the Director of Community for Radian6. But time is a red herring. It distracts us from the real matter at hand.
THE WAY OF THE WEB | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
[Blog] Why size isn’t everything – at least for communities…
And yet the highest value interactions I’m having in terms of in-depth knowledge sharing and information which provides direct results for me comes from a couple of small subgroups on each, and a couple of far, far smaller forums, dedicated to relevant topics such as SEO, or Blogging. I made a note to respond to a recent post by David Cushman , in which he talks about the value formula applied to cities by a theoretical physicist, and applies it to social networks and particularly Google +. The money quote is: “…it can be understood by a single magic number: 1.15.
WEB METRICS GURU | TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
[Blog] Announcements & Web Journal August 15th-21st, 2012
finally got back control of my other blog, ArtNewYorkCity.com , but I’m re-making it from scratch – too difficult to get the old content back, and I’m thinking more along the lines of aggregating much of the raw information I’m collecting for the Social Media & The Arts course. I’ll be speaking three times in September (that I’m aware of now). September 12th 2012 – Sign up Here. September 19th, 2012 – Sign up Here. Web Journal. So what’s in my course? First, an image. But the Analytics is there for those that want it.
WEB METRICS GURU | THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
[Blog] Internet Week NYC Recap and other thoughts – Web Journal
Interesting article in the Google Analytics Blog on the Next Generation of Measurement which includes some interesting findings such as on average, customers interact with a brand 4.3 Internet Week NY. was at Internet Week events at the #IWNY headquarters Wednesday and Thursday ; the yearly event was quite packed and there were several good sessions. For example, today I listened to a session How to Make Videos that People Will Watch (fully expecting to learn something that I might pass on to Rutgers students next time I teach Social Media and The Arts (this fall). Montreal. Oh well.
WEB METRICS GURU | MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
[Blog] Brandtology Social Media Analytics Academy
For instance, although Twitter is wildly popular in most countries, it is banned in China, which has its own version called Sina Weibo, while Taiwanese prefer a micro-blog with a timeline by the name of Plurk. Brandtology is starting a new Social Media Analytics Academy – was just notified about it today and wanted to share the news with my readers (press release)- esp those in Asia. Right now I haven’t seen a course offering – it will be all hands on and in person training, though. Data without analysis is meaningless.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
[Blog] Nine Books to Give as Holiday Gifts
If you’ve been a reader of this blog for a while, it won’t come as a surprise that I love “ Predictable Success and its author Les McKeown (but don’t tell him that). If you shop like Martin Waxman , you have four (and a half) more shopping days. And Amazon is offering shipping that will get you your gifts on time if you order by Wednesday. So I have prepared a list of books (business and fiction) that you can buy this week and still look like a hero. It will save you time and a trip to the mall. You’re welcome. Business. Predictable Success. Drive.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
[Blog] Why Char-Broil’s Blogger Outreach Program Gives Me the Warm and Fuzzies
So we slowed down and spent time really engaging with the blogs to learn more about the people behind them. Mary explained, “these are basic but incredibly important and quite frankly, there are a dozen poorly-written blogs to every good one. She spends a lot of time each day reading blogs that are related to outdoor cooking, barbecue, tailgating, etc. After following the blogs for a while, Mary sends an initial email that introduces Char-Broil and their All-Star program. So I created one. Naturally, I wanted to know more. but there is plenty to learn here. Enjoy!
LOUIS GRAY | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010
[Blog] NOOKColor Combines Specialization, Potential & Android
While you're probably not going to make the NOOKColor your primary Web surfing device, it's great to have in the background if you absolutely must check a few news sites, blogs, or even Twitter. In a world full of multi-purpose gadgets which ping, beep and blink at you to signal more messages coming your way to demand your attention, there's something remarkably comforting about a device like Barnes & Noble's NOOKColor , which is designed not to distract you with many things at once, but instead, to bring a powerful reading experience. Electronic book readers are not new, of course.
SOSHABLE | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
[Blog] Google Plus Sucks, So We’re Ditching Our Service
Original article about Google+ posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Our Service Sucks, So We’re Throwing It Out! Recently, I called out a couple of vendors for selling a sub par product. thought about it and decided that if my own services can’t stand up to that level of scrutiny, I have no business telling anyone else what they should do about their service. So over the weekend, I tore apart every thing we do for our clients – Top to bottom; report after report. You know what I found? Something we sell SUCKS and it is completely UNACCEPTABLE. The unbelievable growth.
WRITTENT BLOG | SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013
[Blog] Macklemore, Upworthy, and Content Marketing Strategy News of the Week
Gregory Ciotti’s analysis on the Kissmetrics blog is spot-on, and driven by Upworthy staff member’s quotations and data. 'Inspiration and motivation can come from some rather unlikely places. From independent rap superstars who gain a following without the backing of a record-label, to a content curation website which focuses primarily on positivity, the incredible power of content shines through this week’s top stories on content marketing strategy. Regardless of how you feel about his music, you can’t dispute the fact that rapper Macklemore is an inbound marketing hero. With over 2.2
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
[Blog] #FollowFriday: Angelica Colantuoni
She writes a great blog called The Chic Fit , which describes her quest to hit girls in the face, riding the lakefront with me, playing soccer, and teaching SPIN class (she even includes her play lists for you!). 17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. quick story about how Angelica and I met. Or else.
ALMOST SAVVY | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
[Blog] Twitter Allows "Real" Connections. I Defy You to Disagree.
Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search Twitter Allows “Real Connections. Defy You to Disagree. Read from the bottom up. Mike’s friend, Vinay Venkatesh ( @djgraphite ) died today as a result of a motorcycle accident here in the Bay Area.
SOSHABLE | SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
[Blog] The Assassination of MySpace by the Coward Rupert Murdoch
Read more about social media on this social media blog or learn more about automotive social media here. MySpace is dead and I blame Rupert Murdock. The article can end right there. The point is made and few will argue. Unfortunately, I can’t stop. After doing some research into the history of MySpace I realized something – it’s totally the fault of News Corp that the once-mighty social networking pioneer is going to be sold for parts in the coming months, maybe even weeks. This was a huge squandering of something powerful and potentially beautiful. Really, News Corp?
DIVA MARKETING BLOG | MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011
[Blog] The Winner of Diva Marketing MNS Sponsored Branding Tip Contest Is.
Chelsea Aures @chelseaaures. Congrats! Congrats! and toss of a pink boa to Chelsea. The Challenge : Provide a tip on how to use social media to support branding ~ Social Media Changes the Branding Game post. . Our guest judge was BL Ochman of Whats Next? BL's reason for her decision ~ Constant self-promoting is transparent. If you've been a useful and helpful part of the online community, people are much more likely to cut you a break when there is a problem. There has to be some level of communication involved in social media. Guess Dr4Ward (Bill Ward) is doing some right in his class!
JACOB MORGAN | THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
[Blog] Free Webinar on Understanding the Social Customer
She is connected to her social and professional circles via phone, email, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and forums. A few weeks ago Chess Media Group, Attensity, and Mitch Lieberman teamed up to write a whitepaper on the social customer. You can still download the whitepaper for free if you sell us your soul and name your first born after our company…Chess. Kidding, kidding! The whitepaper is free and all you have to do is enter in your email and 2-3 other things (but let’s be honest naming your kid Chess would rock!). Who is the social customer?
ACIDLABS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010
[Blog] It's the (news) network, stupid
God help us if the New York Times of the world (and there aren't many left) resemble the average (or even the best) blogs in quality and depth of reporting. Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community. It’s the (news) network, stupid January 21, 2010 in posts Stowe Boyd has it pretty much spot-on in his analysis of the New York Times’ announcement that it’s moving to a freemium model in 2011. That’s where the value lies.
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
[Blog] Don’t limit your view of earned media
The action can be a like, comment, share, tweet, retweet, comment, review, blog post, video, news story, use of a hashtag or mention to a friend. 'Any action taken by a consumer of your paid media is earned media. That consumer can be a viewer, listener, reader or visitor anywhere on the web. where your paid message is accessible, and from any device that allows them to access that message. It can be a Facebook or LinkedIn status update or an image shared on Instagram. Earned media is getting a lot more attention these days, and rightly so. And that gives it a lot more power.
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
[Blog] Check Your Google+ Pages for the Custom URL Option
The post Check Your Google+ Pages for the Custom URL Option appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'If you’re like many who use Google+, you may not check your pages very often. With posting and monitoring tools out there, you might not log into your actual account very often. You should. Custom URLs are now available. For individual users, you should be getting an email if you meet the minimum requirements. These “requirements” are very minimal. Have a profile longer than a month, have at least 10 followers, and have a profile picture. Keep checking.
PROBLOGGER | TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
[Blog] Pushing Through Barriers to Strike Gold
People who, like me, saw the opportunity in blogging to build something significant – but who at the first sign of clay abandoned their blogs. Then there were others who abandoned their work because of the exciting ‘rumors’ from up creek… bloggers who stopped blogging to MySpace… to tweet… to Tumblr… to Facebook… to G+… The blogosphere is littered with abandoned blogs and I sometimes wonder what might have happened if some of those bloggers had kept digging through the clay. 'Image via Flickr user Tony Oliver.
ARI HERZOG | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
[Blog] How Social We Are With Social Media
by Christopher Roberts@Philosophy Blog. The following article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. My parents love poking fun at my generation of 20-somethings. They say we lack social skills. They observe we walk around constantly looking down at our phones and never start any conversations with people around us. Photo by Funkdooby. Technology Does Make Us Less Social. But is it true? As more and more technology enters our lives, primarily social media, are we actually becoming less and less social? In some ways, social media brings us closer. But it’s also driven us apart. Features cultur
FEVER BEE | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
[Blog] What Will Be Left Of Your Community in 10 Years' Time?
Use blog posts and your own participation to share these across the community and then document them in the community's history. 'In 10 years, what will be left of your community today? Will you be using the same platform? Will the same people be there? Will the documented knowledge still be relevant? You probably answered no to all these questions. Worse yet, you probably won't be involved with the community by 2024. This doesn't mean community activity doesn't matter (nor that the community will die). Communities continually evolve.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
[Blog] Being Relevant and Reputable—Google’s Sweet Spot
This guest post is by John Hoff of Blog Training Classroom. Many deal with WordPress, blogging, and making money online; however, there’s one subject I’ve noticed which consistently takes the “most popular topic award … search engine optimization. When you arrive on Darren’s blog, it’s obvious his site is all about the concept of blogging. Here’s a quick list of how he shows Google his site is relevant to blogging: He offers products on the subject. The word “blog is sprinkled throughout his website.
ENGAGE | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
[Blog] Avoid 5 Pesky Grammatical Errors With These Rules of Thumb
Sometimes I wonder if grammatical and punctuation errors will become accepted because their use is so commonplace, now that so many people can self-publish on websites, blogs, e-newsletters and more. I’ve always had a problem with split infinitives. That is, I seem to always be guilty of writing them. My publisher at a newsletter publishing company where I worked ten years ago used to always correct me. would argue with him that the sentence doesn’t sound right when it’s grammatically correct. Sometimes it sounded downright awkward – so I’d end up rewriting the sentence completely.
ENGAGE | MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
[Blog] Should Tweets be Eligible for Pulitzers?
ve expressed my disdain for our obsession with them on this blog. I ’m a sucker for a good meal. Living in Washington, D.C., such an affliction can be a recipe for financial ruin. Nary a day goes by without another restaurant from yet another up-and-coming, as-seen-on-TV celebrity chef. My girlfriend, bless her heart, keeps a running tab of all the places she can’t wait for me to spend my paycheck. But she could tell you what type of cocktails we had. And whether the server was on his game. Oh, and the crème brûlée? Like she could forget that. Dinner is “an experience.” Often damn good.