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  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
    [Blog] How Bloggers and Webmasters Violate Your Privacy With Google Analytics
    only have a short sentence in this blog’s disclaimer that is relevant: This website does not place any cookies onto your browser, but third-party systems such as QuantCast and Google Analytics may do so. If the above title drew you in, good. Keep reading. Thousands (millions?) of bloggers and other webmasters around the world use a free tool called Google Analytics to track website visitors and click-through metrics. use it, and many bloggers I know also do. We’re all using it illegally. Take note of section 7 (my emphasis in bold): 7. PRIVACY. terms of service. Google”).
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
    [Blog] Credit Cards and Social Media: Successes
    This blog post is written by Michael Dolen. Return to this blog next week for the second part of my guest blog post and boy, let me say, you will be surprised… Please continue reading Credit Cards and Social Media: Successes and leave a comment if inspired. Depending on the source referenced, the financial services industry takes second or third place when it comes to online ad spending in the US (as you can probably guess, the retail industry always takes the numero uno). But what works and what fails? First, let’s go over three major successes…. Features finance
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Blog] Write so they will hear you
    How to write an outstanding blog post. Most people, when faced with the blank screen on their computer and a deadline for a new marketing piece looming, get a little uptight. It’s intimidating to capture everything you want a prospect to know and share it in a compelling way. Your product or service is superb and you have so much to say — how will you do it justice? Which is why most marketing copy is dreadful. Here are the most common mistakes: We do a brain dump, sharing everything we know. We cram way too many words into the piece because it’s all important. How do they talk?
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Blog] Are you shipping too early?
    If you answered yes to any of these questions for your blog posts, emails, work letters, postcard, etc., 'Are you proud of everything you’ve written? Do you ever feel like you rushed just to finish the task at hand? Have you cut a corner here or there while writing? you have shipped too early. We live in a world where speed is of the essence. Unfortunately the downside of speed is that we often sacrifice quality for clearing the task at hand. We have all done this at one point or time, but that doesn’t make it right. Are you proud of what you wrote? At the end of the day we’re all busy.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Blog] Social Media Management Blues
    December is a busy time for everyone, so I hope you’ll all forgive me for repurposing a post from my blog this month. Ok, maybe “rant&# is a better description than “post&# …but after I ran it on my blog I got a lot of feedback indicating that I’m not the only one who feels this way so at least it’s a rant that many can relate to. I’m at the ASAE Technology Conference. LOTS of sessions about social media, of course…by now we association people should have this whole social media thing down pat, right? Not so fast. Her point?
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
    [Blog] foursquare startup check-ins
    felt it would come off a little arrogant but I’ll post it in this blog post now. As for ideas if I was at the foursquare global hackathon I have a few, one I won’t share because I still may build it, the other would be to finish Hound App that I started working on during the summer and another would be a few better ways to embed a previous single foursquare check-ins into a website/blog and ways to check into a website to foursquare that mashes up with google analytics or another real time analytics platform. Oh yeah, I have the check-ins to prove it too.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011
    [Blog] Day 26: People of color impacting the social web – Pam Perry #28DaysofDiversity
    For day 26 , I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Pam Perry Twitter: @pamperry Website/Blog: pamperrypr.com Bio Pam Perry is a PR Coach and Social Media Strategist delivering online branding and marketing solutions for best-selling authors, nonprofits and entrepreneurs. Pam Perry is also a local Detroit Emmy-award winning TV producer, a columnist with Gospel Today magazine and blogs for MyBlogalious.com, Examiner.com on banding, marketing and public relations 2.0 As we all know, February is Black History Month. Run, Demond Wilson and Yolanda Adams. tactics.
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Blog] BBC Panel Discussion on Nicholas Carr's New Book 'The Shallows.
    Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « The Social Squared Manifesto Thirty Three Things I Want to Do Before I’m Thirty Three » BBC Panel Discussion on Nicholas Carr’s New Book ‘The Shallows’ Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! should know.
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Blog] We Are More In Sync and More Out of Sync Than Ever
    Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « Luxury Brands and the Social Commerce Opportunity in China Game Mechanics in Education: Leveling Up With Class Blogs » We Are More In Sync and More Out of Sync Than Ever Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! Lets talk.
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Easy Steps to Increase Website Engagement
    Suppose you visited a website named Girl with a Pearl Earring , thinking it was for the book or movie and found a blog about a girl and her jewelry. Ask users what they want through blog posts or Facebook posts. How long would you stay? Your answer would probably be, “Hmmm, not very long.” And because of this, the site would have a high bounce rate and overall low engagement. Well, let’s assume your website’s name does the content justice and that you’ve already created great content. Generating engagement isn’t always easy. What can you do to make this magical process occur?
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Blog] Revamps, Workshops and Telling Your Story
    Though I try not to use this blog too much for self-promotional needs, I just wanted to give you a heads-up on some of the stuff that’s been happening behind the scenes. Now it’s a lot easier to navigate; you know exactly what we do ; you can see examples of who we’ve helped ; our calendar keeps you up-to-date with events and workshops you can attend ; and our blog has also had a makeover. So please, feel free to check out the new site and subscribe to our blog if information is your bag. So, on with the heads-up. Revamp of the Bonsai Interactive Website.
  • FEVER BEE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Blog] Comment Frequency Policy
    'I like the simple wording of this commenting policy from the terrific Overcoming Bias blog : How many communities have a recommendation for commenting frequency?    How many communities have one as simply explained as this?    Branded Online Communities Managing Online Communities
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [Blog] Group Writing Project: Write a ‘How To…’ Post
    Years ago here on ProBlogger we used to run ‘group writing project’ where I’d nominate a style of posts and then all readers would go away and write a new post in that style to practice their blogging… and then would come back here and leave us a link to the post. bloggers reported seeing more traffic arrive on their blog. Here’s how to participate and put yourself in the running for the prize (please note – one entry per person – not per blog and please only submit NEW posts). Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Prize. Prizes.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Blog] Focusing on What Really Matters
    If you’ve been reading this blog a while (thank you if you have, if not…welcome!) picture taken from a recent trip to Tibet (around 4500 meters high). you know that I’ve spent a lot of time talking about topics such as social media, social crm, enterprise 2.0, But every now and then I like to throw in a little personal post that has nothing to do with any of the above, this is one of those posts. First you should know a little something about me. I say what’s on my mind and ask questions if I have them. If I disagree with you I’ll tell you. Am I crazy?
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Blog] Internet Sales Composite: Why KPA is Going to IS20G (and giving away scholarships)
    We don’t get to post often enough about the automotive industry here simply because it’s more of a general social media blog, but this itself is newsworthy enough. The Internet Sales 20 Group is being held in Chicago from October 23-25 and promises to be a game-changer in the automotive arena. As a result, KPA is not only sponsoring but offering seven scholarships to help dealers attend. Arguably the biggest differentiator between this and other fall conferences is the presence of Internet Sales Composites. Learn more about them in the video below.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011
    [Blog] 10 Productive Tasks You Should Be Doing On Google+ Right Now
    And they are the very people who can have a huge impact on your blog and business. Your mother won’t use Google+, but that guy who can help bring attention to your blog sure will! Can you imagine the power and creativity you can tap into if you created a Circle dedicated to thought leaders in marketing, a Circle dedicated to social media, to technology, to innovation, and to blogging? Here are some ideas: Comment like crazy: Just like you would on a blog, you should leave thoughtful and useful comments on things that these thought leaders share. Fair enough.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Blog] Chrome Is Fast. That's Why You Need Chromercise.
    See this YouTube video: Everybody Chromercise and the original blog post from April 1, 2011: [link] /via My Google+ Profile. If you're a + Google Chrome user like me, you've probably gotten used to incredible speed. As with any other dramatic change to one's lifestyle, one must be adequately prepared. Thank goodness there's Chromercise ( [link] ). These finger sweatbands mean that I can browse more webpages, read all your posts, and simply get the web faster, without risking nasty finger sweat. And don't think I'm the only one who has Chromercise fever. Chrome Browser
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011
    [Blog] Is Youtility the Future of Marketing?
    In a world where every prospective customer is facing an invitation avalanche, where every business is asking people to follow their tweets, read their blog, or watch their videos, you must resist the temptation to communicate solely and endlessly about your company, hoping for a quick sale. I’m not sure if he coined it per se, but Jay Deragon – whose blog is one of the best anywhere – used this YOUtility phrase two and a half years ago.). ” What we’re trying to do with all forms of marketing is tie interests to actions. Top of Mind Awareness.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Blog] Put That Google+ Page to Work for Your Business
    This can make it easier for visitors to see that you have a blog or a relevant Facebook page, for example. 'Many businesses are already feeling overwhelmed when it comes to keeping up with social media sites. However, Google+ is worth the effort. Small businesses that use Google+ effectively draw large crowds and create a lot of brand buzz. With that in mind, take a look at just some of the positive impacts Google+ can deliver for your business: Improve Search Engine Optimization. Google+ page improves your search engine optimization in Google. Install a Google+ Badge on Your Website.
  • FEVER BEE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Blog] Common Branded Community Mistakes (Example)
     Here is a snippet from the UK Marketing Network press release : "For the first time marketers will be able to: - Network with fellow UK marketing and advertising professionals - Access and contribute to user-generated content aimed at producing fresh blog content - Attend industry-related events, promoted by participants - Form groups relevant to their regional and commercial backgrounds" Aside from some shoddy copy (lead with the benefits, not the features), the community is struggling. The community has made the same mistakes most brands make. Bad design.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
    [Blog] Attention, Wayfarers: Win A Free Pass to BlogWorld LA
    I’m giving away three passes to BlogWorld expo, right here on the blog. I’m so very proud and excited to be not just part of BlogWorld Expo in Los Angeles in November, but I’m beyond thrilled to be presenting one of the keynote speeches. And I want you to be there with me. I’ll be talking about an idea that’s very near and dear to my heart, especially in this incredibly pivotal, exhilarating time that we live in. History is full of great examples of philosophers, explorers, and innovators who were never content to just be pointed to an answer.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Blog] Toon Time: Nice to Tweet You
    Her background is in marketing and creative writing, and she riffs about writing right at her blog,  Write Right  (so write right, don’t make her use her red pen). Ed: seeing as how it’s “holiday week” here in the U.S., we decided to give the WUL team a bit of a break. So we’re re-running some older posts … not necessarily the ones that got huge numbers of comments, but the ones that are personal favorites of the team. Today’s pick (by J im Dougherty ) is one of Erin Feldman’s first cartoons from her “Waxing Off with Sarah and Sheldon” series (a WUL exclusive!).
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Blog] Farnoosh Brock Talks About a Smart Exit Strategy Out of the Wrong Job
    lot of the readers at Kikolani are interested in full-time self-employment with strong interests in social media, blogging and free-lancing among other things. Personal vs Corporate Blogging. This is an interview with Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living. She is returning again to Kikolani to talk to us about creating a smart exit strategy (aff link) out of the wrong job and why it pays to find work that you can love. You share some of these passions. Can you tell us your take on self-employment? It is ironic because I did not think either adventure suited me. It is perfectly normal.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
    [Blog] Precious Life and Losing Yourself
    No one will remember you for your blog rank or your follower count. Life is so precious. Having a child who smiles and laughs at the simplest of new things awakens such a deep profound joy in your heart. It makes you realize how important life and love is. fire burns inside of you to protect those you care about, and to make sure they live as joyfully as possible. Earlier today, we lost a good man, Trey Pennington. The level of shock and mourning online is unprecedented in this community, and there is good reason for that. It seemed very much in character. Caitlin was 39 and I was 38.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
    [Blog] What ARE Influencers Good For?
    The post-influence bubble decrease in traffic occurred because many found Quora’s product to be less interesting than advertised (and somewhat misrepresented as a blogging service ). There exists a hype bubble about the role of “influencers&# in an online marketing program. Influencer attention can’t sustain a community over the long term, and using them often fails to produce strength of online community and actual business measurements. It’s important to understand what influencers achieve in the larger social context. Far from it. The ship labors off the coast.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012
    [Blog] Let’s talk business, social and joy!
    I’m fortunate that I am invited to guest blog in some of the most prominent and cool spots on the web. Every once in awhile, those opportunities converge and it’s raining Drew ‘s thinking everywhere you turn. Come join in these conversations around the web: Marketing Profs Daily Fix:  In this post, I suggest that many business owners would be smart to think differently about how size matters. By staying focused on your organization’s sweet spot — you can actually get smaller while your profits, reputation and opportunities get bigger. Do you have it?
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Blog] 5 Common Causes of a Slow Website
    There are a few times, such as with monetized blogs, that ads are necessary. 'There’s been a lot of time, money and energy put into the company website–only to find that it runs about as fast as a turtle. What’s causing this slow-moving phenomenon? Just like symptoms of an illness, there might be a few different causes. For the non-tech savvy crowd, it’s best to get the help of a professional and avoid headaches and frustration. good webmaster or tech support guru can quickly identify what’s going on with the site. Server and Hosting Issues. Too Much Flash.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
    [Blog] How Century 21 Creates Award-Winning Real-Time Social Media
    Century 21 recently launched the Tap In blog , which is targeted at Century 21 system members, but it has also attracted attention from the real estate industry. At the same time, they are reworking their Century 21 Home Matters blog right now, which will always be directed at the consumer. 'Tweetable Moments Today’s consumer wants it right now. MattGentile Tweet This. Earbud Giveaway. For the launch of MarketingPodcasts.com earlier this week, we’re giving away a pair of $600 earbuds! Visit the website, poke around to discover new podcasts, and enter to win. billion.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Blog] What is Your Posting Rhythm to Social Media?
    Tweets go up automatically when I post a new post here on the blog or when a new job goes up on the Job Boards and I’ll often share another link to a blog post 12 or so hours later. Status updates are largely new posts on the blog and automated. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'Last week I was on a panel discussing social media at a conference here in Australia and a question from the floor asked about how often is ideal to post to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest? What frequency do you publish to the social networks that you’re active on?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Blog] A Legendary Copywriter’s Secret to an Unending Stream of Ideas
    I’m in love with blogging. It may not be huge for a lot of people who’ve been in the blogging biz for years, but it’s huge for me. My first few months of blogging flew by so fast, it seemed like only yesterday when I started writing online. My first blog was about everything under the sun. Tech, Social Media, Health, Entertainment and turtles were just a few of the topics my first blog covered. Writing two or three blog posts per day was normal for me. Don’t even think about what to write for your blog. was prolific.
  • WISDOM LONDON  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Blog] Want to know what we've been up to in the last 6 months?
    Leave a Reply Cancel reply Blog at WordPress.com. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « 10 Ways to Beat “Blogger’s Block&# How can Foursquare benefit B2B? » Want to know what we’ve been up to in the last 6 months? Working very very hard of course, and some great client work. Take a look – we’re very proud! You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. Like Be the first to like this post. Theme: Black-LetterHead by Ulysses Ronquillo
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [Blog] A couple of weeks of catching up…
    TheWayoftheWeb The digital convergence of media, entertainment, marketing and PR front page archives about RSS Click below for the WayoftheWeb bookstore The Blogroll A Shel of Myself Chris Brogan Currybetdotnet Eaon Pritchard Faster Future Gaping Void Howard Owens Jaffe Juice Jonathan MacDonald KDPaine’s PR Measurement Blog Michael Leis – Digital Strategy Nick Burcher Occam’s Razor Web Analytics blog Only Dead Fish Seth Godin Simon Collister – Networked Society Teaching Online Journalism The Herd The Obvious? But I have some more cunning plans….
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Blog] Foursquare Expanding Facebook Presence
    Original article about  Foursquare updates posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title New Set Of Updates For Foursquare. Foursquare has quietly been making moves that will have a major impact on local businesses and local internet marketing. The service is already used to check in at a variety of places, and now their reach will be expanding. The first new feature is the explore option for non-registered users, and the attached ratings update. Explore lets users search for specific kinds of businesses and deals and gives them recommendations.
  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2009
    [Blog] 7 Reasons Why I Won’t Tweet Diggbar Links Ever Again…
    This makes sense because it’s a blog. Digg does not produce content within the site itself other than the blog and the occasional video interview.  We write about the site on our blogs. Read more on this social media blog. Blast. … and you shouldn’t either. With that out of the way, let’s get right down to it: 1. They Pulled a “Bait and Switch&#. Regardless of what anyone at Digg says, this was just wrong. They should have either kept the Diggbar as a URL shortener or launched it initially with its current functionality. Baited.
  • ADAM SHERK  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [Blog] A Closer Look at Fan Engagement on the Fox News Facebook Page
    Shining a Spotlight on Video News Webmaster Tools: Updates to Search queries, Parameter handling and Messages Twitter data lets NPR glimpse a future of app-loving news junkies Shared Items Disclaimer The opinions expressed on this blog are Adam Sherks own and do not necessarily reflect the views of his company or its clients. So I thought I’d take a closer look at what Fox News is doing on its Facebook Page , as well as some engagement examples. Even more mundane news items still manage to spark a round of commenting. But Does it Violate Facebook Guidelines?
  • ADAM SHERK  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010
    [Blog] Alicia Keys Facebook Page: I'd Sign Up if She Asked Me All Cool
    Shining a Spotlight on Video News Webmaster Tools: Updates to Search queries, Parameter handling and Messages Twitter data lets NPR glimpse a future of app-loving news junkies Shared Items Disclaimer The opinions expressed on this blog are Adam Sherks own and do not necessarily reflect the views of his company or its clients. Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Alicia Keys Facebook Page: I’d Sign Up if She Asked Me All Cool by Adam Sherk on January 19, 2010 Want to use your Facebook Page to build out your mailing list? Alicia Keys knows how to do it.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Blog] The Digital Marketing Road Map
    Track successful actions that drive traffic to your blog and social accounts. 'A recent study commission by Adobe showed that new digital technologies and social media are keeping marketers up at night.  Less than half (48%) of the 1000 marketers surveyed feel they understand digital marketing and can get results.  82% have had no formal education in digital marketing and have to learn ‘on the job’ So their lack of skills is quite understandable – there are new technologies and platforms popping up all the time.  PLANNING YOUR DIGITAL MARKETING. Get organized.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Blog] Social Media: The Only Thing Certain to Blow Up for the #Mayans
    Read more tips on this social media blog. Some people believe that there’s going to be a major natural event that will devastate the world as the Mayan calendar comes to an end on December 21st. Others believe that man-made evils will generate turmoil on the date in a self-fulfilling prophecy sort of way. don’t believe either will happen, but there’s definitely going to be an explosion. Social media is going to go crazy on December 21st as well as December 22nd. The anticipation of this event has been building up for several years now. Go light with your engagement.
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010
    [Blog] How to Delete a Ning Network – Removal is not possible
    Blogger helper: Our new support for MetaWeblog lets you use powerful third-party blogging tools to post content directly to your Ning Network. As the online community provider Ning moves from freemium to pay-for services (and eventual death, by Christmas, I reckon) they are sending out warning, reminder notices on email. None of those emails tell you how to remove or delete your Ning network: TODAY IS THE LAST DAY. Today is the final day for free Ning Networks. We would like you to stick with us and keep your Ning Network running: [link]. Less than 24 hours left to choose. Just released!
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Blog] 8 Do’s and Don’ts When Emailing a Company Newsletter
    'Social media and blogging may be popular, but email is still one of the most powerful ways to keep and retain a loyal audience and customer base. good basic format to follow might be: Hey [Friend’s Name], As you may know, I’m [a small business owner, starting a new blog, working for XYZ Company, etc.]. real address makes you seem like a legitimate blog or business, lowering subscribers’ natural mistrust of you. And you get to keep a list you build yourself when you start a new business or blog. Do Get Permission to Send Your Company Newsletter. Thanks, [Your Name].
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Blog] Is Your Facebook Page in Danger of Deletion? Save Your Fans in 6 Steps
    This guest post is by James Dunworth of the Ashtray Blog. When Ken Envoy of SiteSell lost his Facebook page and its 16,000 members, he immediately published a blog post titled, Urgent: We Need Your Help. We blogged about our story , and it went viral! We were astonished to get over 2000 shares of our first blog post about our Facebook page loss. It doesn’t make up for the loss of our page, but we received a lot of heart-warming support, and got some good links from other blogs out of the loss. blog links. blog commenting. tips to save your page.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
    [Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Vacation Announcement
    Blogging / Writing. great reasons for private blog groups – great tips on why you should get your writers together, including post promotion and strengthening your community. Scribnia – why you should join this great blogging community. Step by step guide to guest blogging – how to find blogging opportunities, brainstorm ideas, contact blog owners, and more. Blogging struggles and the advice to overcome them – 18 solutions to issues bloggers face. The Resources Mashup. Business / Career / Finance. Link Building. good list!
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Blog] How do you communicate with your team?
    BETTER — Regular messages from leadership: Whether it’s an internal intranet/blog, a monthly video from the CEO, a weekly wrap up e-mail from the team leader — I think in this case, frequency wins. …How’s your employee communication? We’ve talked before about the importance of recognizing your employees as a very important audience for your business. You need them to all be pulling in the same direction. But like any audience — you have to decide what are your key messages to them — and how do you deliver them. Over and over. Ask Them.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    [Blog] List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition
    Manager of Customer Success and Community Program at Cisco WebEx Technology group. •  Steven Tedjamulia – Head of Social Commerce Innovation at Dell. •  Alison Bolen – Editor, blogs and social content at SAS Institute. •  Marty Collins – Director of Emerging Media at Microsoft. •  Mark Yolton – Senior Vice President – SAP Community Network at SAP. •  Brian Ellefritz – Sr. You can follow Marshall Kirkpatrick’s entire Social Strategists list, based on Jeremiah’s list, here , but what if you want to get a bit more granular and be a bit more selective in your following?
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Blog] Google Search Stories: Create Your Own Video
    You can then embed your video to you blog or website, post on Twitter and Facebook, or send your video by email. I came across this cool tool recently called Google Search Stories Video Creator. It’s been around a few months but it’s new to me. With online video being a popular, growing trend in online marketing, this tool provides a quick, accessible and fun way of promoting services, products or events. Or, you might want to use it for personal greetings or to promote a special occasion such as birthdays or a party. First, write your story. Lastly, preview your video.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
    [Blog] The Genealogy of Success
    worked with a guy named Michael Calienes (@michaelcalienes) at Digitas in Boston > who wrote a blog post which I saw on his Facebook page > about buying Chris Brogan a beer in Amesbury, even though Michael was then in Florida > which got me curious about this social media THANG > which led me to meeting Chris for coffee > and going to events where I met almost everyone except Jeff Cutler, who I also knew from freelancing > which led me to getting back into writing for myself (vs. Naslund and Tamsen McMahon’s blog, Brass Tack Thinking.  Great post. Tamsen S.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Blog] SN-REACH RESULTS – 21% VIRAL LIFT
    Last month I mentioned SN-REACH and said I would try it on my blog and share the results ; the SN-REACH campaign has been running exactly one month (August 13th – September 13th) and generated 100 visits to the SN-REACH Multiplier page that was set up for this campaign.  The campaign itself was based around a white paper I created to give a way for free (compelling offer). Given that I didn’t have tons of traffic and we’re only talking about 100 visits to the multiplier page what are the takeaways here? Webmetrics 9.13.10. View more presentations from Marshall Sponder.
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Blog] Getting More SoundCloud Plays: 5 Dos & 5 Don’ts to get More Plays!
    As is the tradition here on the Devumi blog, my favorite current track on SoundCloud will be at the bottom. Include linking URLs to your SoundCloud from your website, blogs, in your artist bio for interviews, and anywhere else a link fits. appeared first on Devumi Blog. 'SoundCloud is the most exciting opportunity for musicians to increase their exposure, find new fans, and even get discovered. Getting more SoundCloud plays is not, however, as simple as uploading some tracks and letting the magic happen. They’ll be obvious once you have them done, but you can’t skip them!
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Ways Crowdsourcing Improves Your Content Marketing
    If you’ve been writing blog content for any length of time you’ll realize it can be difficult to get a regularly scheduled article published. Ways Crowdsourcing Improves Your Content Marketing is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. As content marketing matures, marketers continue to identify appropriate channels where their investments will pay off with content that sells. Content creation remains a huge undertaking, however, and as Jay Baer puts it, the opportunity costs are significant. How many people did you tell? Summary.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Blog] How to Make Social Media Infographics That Get Noticed
    We’ll link to some of it here in the blog post that we write around the video. When I started blogging I was writing for about six months, so I started the blog I guess about three and a half years ago. This idea that they’re going to actually read your long blog post is mostly a fallacy, which breaks my heart because I typically write longer posts. If we’re subscribing to hundreds of blogs, it’s physically impossible to read all that stuff. Just like you would do a series of blog posts. Fast, inexpensive, great service. Visual.ly
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Blog] My 2012 Plan: Full Home Automation, System Integration
    Tom Abell , who runs the great blog Home System Integration ( subscribe now ), is focused on making all the devices in your home work together. For the rest of you outside the area, make sure to check out his blog to get caught up on the world of home automation. Image via HomeSystemIntegration.com If you're anything like me, you've got a ton of gadgets from different sources that should talk to each other well and interoperate, but often don't. As for me, I'm great about buying the best stuff, but terrible about optimizing it. know my strengths, and that's never been one of them.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Blog] 3 Things You Most Likely Do Not Know About Social Media Marketing
    According to Blog For Web , this is one of the most common SMM mistakes that small businesses make. 'Most people think that social media marketing is really easy. They think that they just have to post some messages on Twitter or Facebook and that they will be successful in the future. That is definitely not the case. While social media is quite cheap for marketers, this does not mean that it is free. At the same time, there are many things that are not known by most people out there. Here are 3 that are really important to comprehend. Marketing Gurus Spend A Lot Of Money. Socialnomics
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
    [Blog] Gin and Topics: Get a Job!
    It’s on Shelly Kramer’s blog and the commentary she puts with it is just as priceless. Mostly because I want you to read it before I blog about it next week. It’s Friday! On Wednesday Bill Prettyman emailed me about something we normally do on Thursdays and, when I told him it was only Wednesday, I think I took a few seconds of his life. It’s Friday now! We’re getting ready to launch beta 1.0 of Project Jack Bauer next week and soon you will know what the heck it is, what name we’ve chosen, and how you can get involved. Why I Sold to Amazon.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [Blog] Top Five Stories for Week Ending Jan. 14, 2011
    never include a Spin Sucks post in the top five, but the reason I am including this one is because it not only caused huge debate, several other people blogged about it. And Martyn Chamberlin wrote, “ The Worst Blogging Mistake You Can EVER Make.&# Before I bring you the top five stories of the week, I want to wish a happy birthday to the best mom in the entire world…MINE! Happy birthday momma! love you tons! Have you seen/heard it? It kind of disgusts me. Here this guy has an alcohol addiction, which causes him to hit bottom and become homeless. Leave the man alone!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [Blog] 5 Tornado Ingredients that’ll Ensure Your Next Post Turns Viral
    In such a construction, the blog post is a dense nugget of gold that cannot be ignored. In the opening three months of my blog, I experienced the sensation of having more than a thousand people read a single article. Regardless of how gravely Blogging Syndrome has stricken you, there are five tornado ingredients that ensure your next post turns viral. If your blog already has subscribers, you can skitter past this step. My brand-new blog had 89 subscribers after I appeared on ProBlogger. Read their comments and blog posts. Don’t blog too much.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Blog] STOP Now or Your Content Dies
    With industry-leading writers like Demian Farnworth , who are setting the standard for creating and publishing blog content, it is easy for people to feel overwhelmed and outnumbered in unprepared for this competitive environment. Your goal should be to create THE BEST blog posts , not the most. 'Failure. Even the sound of the word “failure” is disheartening. For me, it conjures images of a bomb exploding inside a watermelon. Am I alone in my sentiments? don’t think so. The biggest challenge confronting most writers is that there is no shortage of content online.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
    [Blog] Facebook EdgeRank Ninjutsu: Social Marketing Discussion with Taulbee Jackson
    As marketers begin to see the profound potential of the Facebook data – and the data-driven impact Facebook can have for brands, marketers will start pulling more of the Facebook data insights into their owned media properties – such as websites, mobile apps, blogs, etc. Did you know that there is an invisible, silent force that determines your Facebook success, and that mastering this force can give you an advantage over your competitors? Why should marketers understand EdgeRank? What was the most surprising fact about EdgeRank you discovered when researching for this webinar? .
  • 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.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
    [Blog] #measurePR with Marshall Sponder (Part I)
    was quite excited, because I’ve been following his blog for ages. A week ago today, I spoke to Marshall Sponder for the very first time. mean, when you spell “measurement geek,&# you are really spelling M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L-S-P-O-N-D-E-R.&#. That’s how much into measurement he is! Marshall and I have been trying to connect for a long time, and I’ve always wanted to have him as a guest on #measurePR. With his new book, Social Media Analytics just out, this was the perfect time. So he showed up, took several questions, and left us wanting more. August 16, 12-1 pm ET.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Blog] 2012 Social Media Business Trends
    Social networks and blogs are the top online destinations, accounting for 23% of time Americans spend online. Scott Brinker , President and CTO of Ion – Author of Chief Marketing Technologist blog. resonant piece of content (blog post, video, infographics, etc.) AT&T has sponsored the above blog post. As the end of the year draws near, it’s time to start looking at social media trends for 2012. Businesses should get ready for seismic shifts on the digital landscape. Social Commerce is essentially word-of-mouth applied to e-commerce. for brands? for mobile?
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Blog] Day 9: People of color impacting the social web – Terrance Gaines – #29DaysofDiversity
    Website/Blog: brothatech.com. In addition to his blog, Terrance has also written technology news that empowers the African American community for BlackWeb20.com & AtlantaPost.com (now apart of Madame Noire), and currently writes mobile app news and reviews for AppScout.com, small business mobility and productivity articles for SmallBizGoMobile.com. As we all know, February is Black History Month. Even though it’s black history month, the goal for 28 Days of Diversity is to feature not just African-Americans but other minorities in the web/tech space.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010
    [Blog] This Week in Location: Facebook Places vs. The World. 57 must read location-based articles from last week.
    Regardless almost everyone had an opinion about how Facebook Places would either kill Foursquare, Gowalla, yelp and other location-based startup, honestly I think most are wrong but that’s another blog post. Soon after Facebook Places was announced people were blogging about deleting their other location app profiles and more. What a week for the location-based space. It could be summed up as Facebook Places vs. The World in the battle for check-in supremacy. It could also be described as how Facebook Places want to be the check-in hub for location-based apps. Impressive.
  • 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?”
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
    [Blog] Did Arianna Huffington Fire Michael Arrington Over Ethics?
    Arrington will be welcome to contribute to unpaid blogs to the company as long as he stays within AOL blogging guidelines.&# Image by Joi. Guest post by Richard Laermer. CrunchFund is backed by AOL and several VC firms. TechCrunch is quoted as saying that Arrington will continue to write for TechCrunch, but will have no editorial oversight. When the news broke Arrington tweeted “slow news day.”. Business Insider story quotes Arianna Huffington, the President and Editor-in-Chief of AOL Huffington Post Media Group said , “Mr. Huffington said that “Mr. Huffington ousted Arrington.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Blog] VIDEO: When You Want to Dance
    Visit the blog archive to read more articles on new and emerging media. When you want to dance and nobody wants to do it with you, what are you waiting for? Follow in the footsteps of Billy Idol and Robyn ! Oh yeah, these are some weird videos. Thank you for reading! If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit VIDEO: When You Want to Dance in your browser. Ari Herzog provides social media marketing and editorial services to the nonprofit and public sectors. Recent comments Recent comments. Media music
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010
    [Blog] Why December Will Be Reverberative
    Agreeing to participate , I became the 274th blogger in a growing aggregate of ethereal minds who will respond to daily prompts about the year 2010 and reflect through answers on our own blogs and our own tweets. Gwen Bell asked me to join her crusade. didn’t blink. Amid a Twitter sabbatical, I will write here. If not every day, then as many days as I opt, I will manifest my thoughts to you. Let’s reverberate together. -- Thank you for reading Why December Will Be Reverberative at AriWriter. No related posts.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010
    [Blog] Search Engine Optimization Tip: Adding Content to your Web Site
    That probably could be a whole other blog post. One simple way of adding content to your site on a regular basis would be to add a blog to your web site. Or, if you are an online retailer then perhaps adding a blog to the site and picking one product per day to review would be enough. Depending on your industry, hiring an outside writer to create the content (write blog posts for you), industry-related articles, or even reviews of your products is an option. have recently seen blog posts outsourced to writers (contractors) for as little as $5 per article/blog post.
  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
    [Blog] Chevy Goes Heavy at #SXSW with #ChevySXSW
    Live-blogging is not my strong point. If you had to pick one brand that was really killing it at SXSW 2013, it would be Chevrolet. That’s right, the automaker from the industry known for clinging to traditional advertising techniques continues to have a handful of brands – Chevy and Ford in particular – that are finding success in progressive digital techniques. I’ll go into much more detail about what Chevy is doing here, but if first impressions are anything, Chevy is making a splash in my book. Chevy has been able to blow it out of the water. Related articles.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Blog] Content Syndication: The Art of Effectively Using Existing Content
    All the effort and skill involved in creating great content – articles, blog posts, videos, songs, slides, infographics, etc. You and your brand may spend countless hours creating and publishing textual, visual and video content for your website or blog but it most probably gets little to no attention. 'Written by Jessica Davis of Godot Media. Many companies and content creators do produce great content, but no one gets to see it. This is because they are unable to get their content out because they are not well known or their content does not appear prominently on search results.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Blog] The Purity of Work and Art
    He made an interesting comment on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network regarding the challenge for retailers today. To create outstanding work it is essential to start from the beginning – focusing on its most basic and essential qualities. As film animation studio Pixar achieved success with blockbuster films such as Toy Story, business partner Disney, and CEO Steve Jobs decided it was time build a new home that would encourage more creative collaboration. One aspect of the structure was that the steel beams would be exposed. Always Start with Purity. The True Nature of Work.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
    [Blog] How to Successfully Launch and Propel Your Business Upward
    In  Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition , Mike shares the learning he gained from previous business ventures and experiences that helped him build Social Media Examiner into a top business blog and a multi-million dollar business in less than two years – despite lacking direct experience in that industry. Do you have a great business idea but don’t know where to start? Is your small business stuck? Michael Stelzner in someone who has successfully met both challenges – and he describes how you can do the same in his newly released book.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Blog] A Practical Small Business Use of 2D Codes
    If you want to learn more now, just use the Google search box on this blog - search for QR codes and you'll find several articles on this topic. After one of my presentations this week to the travel and hospitality industry I was asked for more information on how QR codes work. More specifically, how can small businesses use them to bring in more business and increase profitability? This post is my response. This afternoon my mailbox had the usual armload of catalogs that I typically toss into the recycle bin before I step back into my office. MS tags presently have an advantage.
  • 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%
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [Blog] Where to Find Twitter Trending Topics for your Online Marketing
    But then, one ugly day, The post Where to Find Twitter Trending Topics for your Online Marketing appeared first on Devumi Blog. 'Marketing with Twitter trending topics is a strategy that combines careful planning, even more careful research, and a bit of dumb luck. The first two aspects are what I will be looking at here. The dumb luck isn’t really luck, it’s just your planning and research striking a particular nerve and going viral. m going to show you all of the web resources that are going to help you find Twitter trending topics, and give you examples of what works.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
    [Blog] How to Add Your YouTube Videos to Pinterest
    So you’ve started using Pinterest to promote your blog. ve spent a lot of time, effort and energy building my YouTube channels and I’ve made sure each video we upload is optimized and takes viewers to a page where they can sign up to be added to my blog’s mailing list. By “branding” I mean that you should always have a branded intro and outro to your videos, and you should also make sure that you add an image watermark or a URL to make it easy for people to work out where the video comes from, and to click through to your blog. Congratulations! Upload a new pin.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Blog] Why You're the Key to Social Media Success
    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 Why You’re the Key to Social Media Success June 22nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The biggest obstacle standing in the way of companies’ embrace of social media isn’t the tools, or measurement confusion , or even being able to make the time to do it day-to-day.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Blog] Online Phone Number Revelation Prompts Calls, Texts
    But when I tried to explain that putting a phone number on the Web wasn't all that different from having one's personal number in the local yellow pages, it didn't always compute - even after years of having my number publicly posted on my blog, in my e-mail signature, and even in the footer of my RSS feed, so anybody can call for any reason they like. One of the more amusing byproducts of CNN's article Monday around what they called the "End of Privacy" was that by the author's listing my phone number in the article and prompting readers to "Give him a ring", many people actually did.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
    [Blog] Is You Marketing a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
    don’t write this blog to be right, I write it to make social and content professionals think beyond the obvious crap-ola that’s shoveled around the Web every day.) . is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Last week, I wrote that social media stunts can do more harm than good , because they set an expectation among the masses that they will also be treated with extraordinary kindness. But they won’t, because highly individualized “wow” moments aren’t typically scalable. Thank You.
  • 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.
  • 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+.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Blog] The New Standard for Evaluating Enterprise Software is How Consumer Grade It Is
    Twitter, Facebook, Klout, Foursquare, Wikis, Blogs, and many other pieces of consumer software are now the standard for enterprise software. 'It’s no secret that much of modern day enterprise software (specifically around collaboration) is being modeled around consumer web software; and there’s good reason for that. But, when we think of enterprise software those are pretty much the exact opposite things we think about. ” or “can you create groups like in Facebook?” Collaboration vendors which offer cloud-based offerings are making this that much easier.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
    [Blog] Customer and Employee Collaboration Solve Different Problems
    Recently I had a conversation with the CEO of a company (anonymous since I discuss that I will be blogging this) that provides customer community solutions (so clearly he is already biased). This person is a friend so we usually get in little debates about things pertaining to customer and employee collaboration. For some reason the conversations usually turn to, “why do organizations need employee collaboration platforms?” ”  Why can’t they just stick with email, intranets, and phone systems? Both are valuable because both solve different problems.
  • 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.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Blog] From Couch To 5K: Why Lindsay Allen Runs
    wrote about how I got started running in my blog post entitled “On a Mission.” When she’s not working with words, Lindsay enjoys baking (she’s known in many circles for her cookies), cooking, photography, wine and craft beer, traveling, blogging , and, most recently, running. Shannon Pauls Very Official Blog Spin Sucks TopRank Online Marketing Blog Writing Boots - David Murray Love WUL? Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox. And you take responsibility for your comments - just as this is my blog, those are your comments, not mine. Why bother?
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [Blog] 8 Compelling Reasons to Use Google Authorship
    If you’ve been struggling to get more traffic to your website or blog, implementing Authorship could make a huge difference. Your website and blog aren’t the only places you publish new content. As Google could be moving towards implementing AuthorRank , established business blogs with contributors who have registered for Google Authorship markup won’t be harmed in the process. 'While Google’s Authorship markup has been available to content creators since June 2011, adoption rates remain low. Over time, [Google] will be caring more about identity and social.”.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Blog] E-mail Mysteries, Facebook Mobile and Other Quality Content
    If you’re not a professional writer but still have to contribute to your company’s blog, don’t panic – it can become less painful if you follow some guidelines on how to write high quality content. If you are better at producing a great interview, a captivating blog post or making a fascinating video , you’re an Artist of Marketing. The Scientist is good at increasing content profitability and applying tools to measure the impact of blog posts but he does not use people’s emotions that much, so has a risk of a lower drive in customers.
  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014
    [Blog] Become Better Informed Than 99% of Community Professionals
      Much of this blog is based upon the results discovered here.  'I spend every morning trawling through the latest research published about online communities looking to see the latest progress.    I read the latest research.    Here's my tip: 1) Go to [link] www.google.com/scholar  (or scholar.google.co.uk) or whatever your variant is.    2) Click on Alerts at the top. 3) Click Create Alert. Ignore them if you like, or scan through and pick out the interesting ones.  Learn more,  click here.
  • 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.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Blog] It’s About Response, Not Engagement
    He blogs at www.offthehookblog.com. Guest post by Jeff Molander , Author of the new book, Off the Hook Marketing: How to Make Social Media Sell for You. and adjunct professor, Loyola University Business School. We’re all listening, engaging, sharing, posting, updating. But with what business outcome in mind? When we say engagement, might we really mean “prolonged attention?”? ”? And if so, is engaging taking full advantage of the social media opportunity? I’ve met a handful of successful ‘social sellers’ while researching my book.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Blog] Social marketing - Brand Ripples That Expose Your Weakness
    Do people struggle to know what to blog about? 'Social marketing are like brand ripples, lapping up to the potential consumers shore. The shore may be their laptop, their mobile, their inbox. However I have been reading Choosing Yourself by James Altucher and in a personal development context he says. And it reminded me that your social media, your content marketing strategy will only be as powerful as the business or brand itself. Many brands use social media as an plaster to cover up the scars of not truly being customer-centric. You need someone to buy them. Related articles.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] The Agency Of The Future
    Instead of hacking together a quick Blog post to respond/elaborate on Hook's perspective, I took the week to think, take notes and push some of the ideas to an edgier edge. The Marketing Agency world continues to change and evolve. Just the other week, news broke that ZenithOptimedia UK will be going through a restructuring. There are rumors that Starcom MediaVest Group may also look to change things up in the UK. What's it going to take a for an agency to make it? What's it going to take for a brand to find the right agency for the job? It won't be small. It won't be big. Content.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Blog] Outdoor Exercise: The Rules of the Road | Spin Sucks
    As we continued our ride, I thought about how to educate cyclists, runners, and walkers about the rules of the road and, while this blog isn’t typically about exercise or rules, I figure it’s a good place to begin the conversation. One blog post at a time. Gini Dietrich Reply: July 19th, 2010 at 9:19 am Ben commented on the blog! Gini Dietrich Reply: July 19th, 2010 at 9:20 am Now I wish I’d written BE PREDICTABLE in the blog post! The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. Tsk tsk Gini!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Blog] How I Increased Facebook Reach and Engagement by 200-300% This Week
    I’ve long known that images are GOLD on Facebook and have played around with status updates that are a great image from a blog post and a link in the image description. chose a visually striking image from this blog post and uploaded the photo to Facebook. used a free web based app called Pic Monkey to create these collages which were a collection of images from blog posts. It was a collage of 16 images that came from this blog post from our archives. Isn’t that always the way?! Single Image Updates. Here’s an example of one of these. I Collages.
  • 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. ——-.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Blog] How to Choose the Right Social Channels to Reach Your Customers
    This product versus corporate branding is an interesting topic in itself that we’ll tackle in another blog. 'The socialsphere continues to expand with new channels or new and improved features launching nearly every day. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+… the list goes on. For the user of these social networks, the question is how much time do you want to spend posting, tweeting, pinning, creating or following? But which channels are a must-have for your business? The reality is it’s virtually impossible to do them all – or at least do them all well.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [Blog] Let Go and Be Happy
    Tammy wrote about the shift on her blog last year — and was quoted yesterday in The New York Times about letting go of materialistic things. Next step for me is to make this blog uncopyrightable. -- Thank you for reading Let Go and Be Happy at AriWriter. Robyn Devine donated, gave away, or otherwise sold every book on her “two huge book cases&# and now owns 20 books. I’m envious. Once I had that realization, I began to let go of some of my books, and moved slowly towards a more minimalist reading collection. I’m halfway through that process.
  • 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.
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