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  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Blog] Content Marketing Trends for 2014
    Among B2B companies , 87% are getting the word out on social media, 81% are using blogs and 80% are distributing their content via newsletters. 'This is a guest post from Alicia Lawrence. . Content marketing is alive and healthy in 2014 and it’s not leaving anytime soon. Content has matured as an industry ever since it exploded sometime around 2011. In fact, 92% of B2B marketers say they are budgeting for it, which is a sure sign that content marketing here to stay. But how has it evolved? Here are seven of the biggest trends in content marketing that are gaining momentum in 2014.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
    [Blog] Mr. CEO, Your Three Steps For Social Media Success
    Dedicate an employee (or two) to write a weekly or monthly blog.  Steve Jobs recently reminded me how important it is to “think different” in your business model… in his biography I just finished reading.  We hear the proverbial “think outside the box” phrase in nearly every company sales meeting, but why isn’t that phrase put into practice when it comes to social media? The purpose of this month’s issue is to provide a concrete strategy as well as some tactics you can implement immediately to begin leveraging the power and reach of social media in your business model. Be creative. 
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Blog] SOCIAL MEDIA: HOW’S YOUR DANCE COMING ALONG?
    It’s fun spending time on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, this Myrland Marketing Minutes blog, Tout, Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud and FourSquare, just to name a few. My online friend, Bill Dorman, published a post today asking what we would change if we could turn back the clock to start in this world of Social Media today. wouldn’t change much at all about how I’ve used these tools. think some became frustrated, or maybe disillusioned, because they came to “the dance” by themselves, not knowing what they wanted to do once they got here. get that.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Blog] Frustrated by Blogger’s Block? Try this Exercise!
    Feeling frustrated today about a lack of ideas to write about on your blog? Acknowledge and work with those feelings, and you’ll be blogging with empathy—not only solving problems, but making emotional connections with your readers. You might get some hints in the comments section of your blog. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. If so, you’re not alone. Here’s another technique that I use to overcome it. couple of weeks ago I wrote a post here on ProBlogger that gave a tip for fighting blogger’s block. Here’s a way forward.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Blog] Social Media’s Rise from College Outsider to Campus All Star
    The University even cites a Bureau of Labor Statistics projection that social media related careers will increase 24% by 2018, which is fodder for a future blog post; and. 'During a 2009 leadership conference, I conducted a session about social media. Memories still swirl in my mind from my audience’s warnings about the inability to control student postings, the abundance of policy questions, and most of all, the deeply seeded fear of how social media’s very existence would disrupt college life.  Fear of the Unknown. This led to the suspension of the accused student. 
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Blog] Being Authentic and Geeking Out on Social Media
    Also, for the record,  I’ve blogged on this before  but I think everyone “geeks out” about something, so I hold no ill will towards sports nerds or car geeks or whatever else anyone is into. 'Social media has revolutionized how we connect, share, and gather information. Pew Research Center recently noted that  72% of online adults are on some sort of social media. For a geek like me however, it has transformed how I partake in the greater geek community. We post videos, retweet the latest rumors, and record podcasts on everything from movie reviews to computer hardware breakdowns.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Blog] Growing Your Online Sales: Best 5 Ways to Execute Internet Marketing Strategies
    Reshape your website or blog content in accordance to the mobile interface and reap the benefits of online marketing. 'The purpose and goal of online marketing is similar to the traditional marketing strategies. Both methods are meant to boost up the brand awareness and help in finding out a number of customers for any particular company. But talking about carrying the online marketing, it is very much different than doing the conventional way of marketing. These ways and methods used to tread online marketing are very much different than the traditional ones. Content Marketing.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
    [Blog] How to Get the Best Out of Yourself
    It can be blogs, e-books, magazines, podcasts.there is just one key point; don't read the same day after day, read outside your comfort zone. When I coach I see people with so much potential, who are almost scared to fulfill their dreams. It saddens me because whether we fear failure or success , those are just words.don't let words trap you. Write down what you want to be remembered for - could be as a person or at work - talk about yourself as the third person and the value you brought to the world. Keep that legacy statement near.maybe read it just before you got to bed each night.
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [Blog] 5 great articles you may have missed (November 5-11, 2012)
    5 great articles you may have missed (November 5-11, 2012) was written by Cendrine Marrouat for her social media blog, Creative Ramblings. If you like this post, you will probably enjoy her latest eBook, The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips , available on Amazon! Scoopit best articles of the week
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Blog] In The Age Of (Digital) Anxiety
    The Internet and the rise of social media have, of course, given us amazing tools to connect, and to effect change in ways large and small," she recently said on her blog. Are you stressing out? In a world of global economic instability, a deplorable job market, the digitization of everything, Occupy Wall Street movements, student protests and the general atrocities of a sadistic few, the headlines - whether you read them on paper, watch them on TV or get them from Twitter - are a constant stream of doom and gloom. It's something we all grapple with. It's a dangerous treadmill. anxiety.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [Blog] ViperChill Monthly Report 6
    The articles written in March, were: 28 Resources from My Internet Marketing Toolbox The Process That Makes Me Thousands of Dollars Per Month Online How I Helped Make a Bland Blog an Overnight Success $1M Case Study: Hiring an FHM Model Backstage Pass: How I Do What I Do The Most Important Blog Post You’ll Probably Never Read Buying & Selling Websites for Profit: An In-Depth Guide Here at ViperChill there are a lot less articles published than most sites, but typically these articles are 2,000-3,000 words and cover topics in massive detail. approves your blog.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
    [Blog] Facebook Increases Visibility of Business Pages by Connecting with Community Pages
    Community pages can also help bring more traffic to your website or blog. Read More Social Media Articles on the Soshable Blog. Facebook is constantly changing and at times, it is difficult to keep up, but at a closer glance, many of the changes might actually be helpful to your business. Once such alteration, noticed only recently, was done very quietly by Facebook to the Business pages. Most of us have used or heard of Facebook Business pages and Community pages, but did you know they can be combined? That is right!
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Blog] Posturing Wastes Corporate Content
    Transitioning style — blogs, videos, social networks updates, etc. Blogging and creating content for popularity can make you “influential&# by certain algorithms. Image by lululemon athletica. Sometimes moving to a conversational medium can be hard. — to serve stakeholder groups can be extremely challenging. This is a legitimate challenge of moving from traditional to conversational marketing. But some marketers ignore the relational value of social content, and abuse these media to posture, positioning for influence and popularity rather than serving. Cooper
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Blog] How to Sign the Declaration of Independence
    signed it in 2009 when I blogged about Lady Liberty tweeting. See my name in the bottom left? On the occasion of America’s 236th birthday, I invite you to visit the website of the National Archives and, with sign the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration is a living document and there is no better time than the present to follow my lead and sign today! Happy birthday, Old Glory! Please continue reading How to Sign the Declaration of Independence and leave a comment if inspired. Ari Herzog is currently seeking a full time position in social media. Connect on LinkedIn today.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010
    [Blog] $1M Case Study: Hiring an FHM Model
    discovered your blog yesterday, but I wish it wouldve happened earlier. Many people who use that site do not cross over to blogs. guess they don’t mind Reply Tipjar says: March 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm Just started reading this blog…likin’ what I’m reading. Reply Trent Brownrigg says: March 16, 2010 at 4:10 am Glen, I just wanted to let you know I found your blog earlier via the post on TheUniversityKid and you have already skyrocketed to being one of my favorites. Only came across this blog a little while ago but have been glued to it ever since.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Blog] The Power of Brand
    The Power of Brand is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. As a recovering attorney who dabbled in trademark law back in the day, I have long respected the power of brand. Brand cuts through clutter. It transforms the mundane into the emotional. It raises expectations. The best brand stewards understand that they aren’t responsible for protecting mere words, symbols, and sounds. They’re responsible for delivering on the fundamental promise of any brand—that each customer’s experience will meet or exceed the last.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Blog] Property Damage Restoration Proves Flooded Documents are not Dead Documents
    'This blog post is courtesy of Polygon , a property damage restoration firm serving businesses worldwide. With highly trained technicians & project managers, Polygon provides a variety of disaster clean up services. Property Damage Restoration Proves Flooded Documents are not Dead Documents. Property damage restoration experts hear it all the time from business owners: “Why should I worry about flood damage? It’s not like I live in a flood zone.” The Property Damage Restoration Process. Document cleaning. Dry” cleaning tools include dry sponges, dry erasers, brushes and HEPA vacuums.
  • GREG VERDINO  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Blog] 3 Signs You’re In Trouble With Customer Experience
    And those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while know I’ve been especially focused on the critical importance of customer experience, how it builds (when positive) or breaks (when not) customer relationships, and how important even the smallest of things can be in strengthening or weakening not only the bond between a company and its consumers but also the nature of that company’s value proposition. Next week, I go for my annual physical. So this morning found me sitting in the local medical building for the prerequisite lab work. One blood. One urine. The lab’s clientele?
  • BILL HARTZER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
    [Blog] Google Issues Search Engine Optimization Report Card
    This is very interesting, because as you might recall, a while back on the Vizion Interactive Search Engine Optimization blog I wrote about how Google issued a Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide , set up an example web site, and used a 302 Temporary Redirect. Report Ranks Reputation and Exposure of Brands Across News and Social Media Across the Internet, in news, blogs, tweets and other social. Matt Cutts from Google explained that Google had done this “on purpose&#. And then later on they changed that redirect. Go figure. Title tag format and length. Not for grading.
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
    [Blog] PR and Wikipedia – let’s push for a better relationship
    Cross-posted from the EML Wildfire blog. As part of my work with the PRCA’s Digital Steering Committee, I’m part of a consultation process that is trying to create a set of guidelines for the PR industry to help it better understand and interact with Wikipedia. PR people shouldn’t touch Wikipedia. This is a common viewpoint amongst Wikipedians. And, considering the negative press that has often surrounded PR dealings with the encyclopaedia, and the bad practices that are all far too common, it is easy to see why. If you don’t have a neutral point of view (e.g.
  • ACIDLABS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Blog] Related posts
    Should I just post my thoughts here (and at Telstra’s Exchange blog) or should I start a whole new blog just for Android stuff like my fellow reviewer , Mark Pesce, has? Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community. Putting the Desire through its paces May 14, 2010 in asides This morning, Telstra announced the 25 reviewers in it’s HTC Social Review competition. feel pretty lucky to be one of them. we’re not all tech types.
  • ACIDLABS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Blog] Putting the Desire through its paces
    Should I just post my thoughts here (and at Telstra’s Exchange blog) or should I start a whole new blog just for Android stuff like my fellow reviewer , Mark Pesce, has? Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community. Putting the Desire through its paces May 14, 2010 in asides This morning, Telstra announced the 25 reviewers in it’s HTC Social Review competition. feel pretty lucky to be one of them. we’re not all tech types.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010
    [Blog] Kelly Mitchell Discusses Next Level & Hawaii Social (#nextlevelhi)
    have a blog unrelated to Real Estate that allows me to discuss my social media interests as well as others in a protected environment. Every region with a strong social media community has a great conference that serves that area. The Hawaiian Islands are no different, with Next Level Hawaii set to take place next Thursday through Saturday (April 29 – May 1). Conference attendees discuss ROI and presence for businesses (with case studies), how to engage and converse in meaningful ways, as well as best practices and media norms. Here’s our interview.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Blog] Will the Internet Replace Cable TV?
    “We ditched costly TV a year and a half ago and don’t miss it at all,” commented Atlanta-area resident LC on a blog post at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. When friends and neighbors seem to get better and more TV than you do without paying for cable, it’s easy to feel left out of the media loop. Leaving something out” is exactly what more viewers are choosing these days – they’re cutting the umbilical cord to their cable TV subscriptions. People are accessing their entertainment programming via the Internet and on mobile devices, at home and on the go.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
    [Blog] The social ages of videogames
    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?
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009
    [Blog] The time is right for pervasive social gaming
    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?
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
    [Blog] Pinterest and Its Copyright Issues
    Imagine an artist who uploads artwork to his or her blog – a Pinterest user could potentially save that image on his or her computer, upload it onto Pinterest as his or her own, and use Printerest to make money off of the work. Pinterest has been notoriously slow to address copyright issues. Because the “Pin It” button works on any website that has not opted out of Pinterest, users can grab images from almost anywhere on the internet, regardless of copyright issues. This affects artists the most because the photos are not always credited properly by the original user who pinned it.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
    [Blog] Fighting for the internet, and for my son…
    If you read my blog regularly, or follow me on Twitter , you’ll doubtless have an idea of my views on SOPA, PIPA, ACTA etc. I’m one of over 2 million people who have signed a petition to try and get ACTA rejected, and I support the hundreds of protests taking place later today in cities across the UK and the globe. I’m against these measures for 2 reasons, and it’s not about being able to pirate films, music or books. Generally many of the acts, artists and authors I enjoy tend to be aware of and use Creative Commons licences anyway. Buffer.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
    [Blog] What do you believe?
    By the way, like the change to this new blog. That reminds me of another of my beliefs, which I randomly picked up from a Baz Luhrmann movie: “A life lived in fear is a life half lived.&# [link] Kat Jaibur Well, I just said on Michelle Tripp's BrandForward blog that you are thought provoking. Thanks, BR [link] Gemma Hi there, loving the new blog. 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.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Blog] Google HotPot: A Social Network for Locations
    Now, two weeks after it left some people scratching their heads, they posted an explanation to the Places blog that gives a bit more background: Hot pot, the dish, is about community. Tags: Blogging Community Small Business Social Media Trends community Google Places HotPot Jason Kincaid Jeff Korhan QR Codes small business social media social Web This post begins with a reblog from a recent post by Jason Kincaid on Techcrunch. If you are a small business with a physical location in the real world, this is especially relevant to you. Here's What Jason Had to Say.
  • PAMORAMA  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
    [Blog] Google Went “Code Red” to Save Google Buzz
    blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: Crisis Management: Listen Up, Toyota and Tiger Woods! pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Google Went “Code Red&# to Save Google Buzz by Pam Dyer on February 18, 2010 Share Here’s the story of how panicking just enough may have saved Google’s answer to Facebook and Twitter. Last week, Google launched an add-on to Gmail called Google Buzz. It wasn’t easy. Then, on Friday, the team took questions at a company-wide meeting with Google employees. Average Age of a Facebook User?
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Blog] Congrats to my book winners!
    Over the past couple weeks, I had 2 copies of Harry Beckwith’s Unthinking * and 3 copies of The Now Revolution * by Amber Naslund and Jay Baer to give away, based on participating in the comments section of the blog. I won? I really won? I’m happy to announce our winners: Harry Beckwith’s Unthinking : Steve S. and Jeanne Dininni. Amber & Jay’s The Now Revolution : Scott Townsend, Kristina Carson and Andy N. If you’ll please e-mail me your mailing address (send it to ' + ' ') /*]]>*/ ) I’ll be sure the book is on it’s way to you!
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    [Blog] WEBININE: Boost Email Delivery Rates with SenderScore
    WEBININE: Boost Email Delivery Rates with SenderScore is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. In this webiNINE, a series of ~9-minute webinars for social media and online marketing practitioners , we provide some tips on how to use SenderScore.org , a popular tool for measuring the trustworthiness of an email source. We have also included some advice for improving your email delivery rate and your SenderScore. What other ideas do you have about increasing delivery rates for email campaigns? About the Chris Sietsema: Follow @sietsema.
  • SOSHABLE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013
    [Blog] It Takes a Village to Raise a Social Media Presence
    'This is the first (and most likely last) time that I will use a Hillary Clinton book title as the concept for a blog post. didn’t read the book, but the concept is definitely applicable in social media. was speaking to a potential client yesterday who was telling me some of their challenges with social media. The main challenge they were having was in coming up with interesting content to post that was associated with business. “Does anyone at the dealership do anything interesting?” Last night, she did some further research and found even more interesting things.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
    [Blog] Chrysler Social Media: Who They Should Hire Next
    Where is the ability to drive hundreds of thousands of visitors to individual blog posts or videos? The unfortunate mistake made Thursday that cost New Media Strategies their contract with Chrysler should be viewed as an opportunity to make a tremendous step forward in their social media marketing. It isn’t that NMS did a bad job – from what I can tell they run a pretty tight ship and have made solid contributions to promoting the Chrysler brand. However, now is the time for Chrysler to get exciting. What about Tumblr? Buzzfeed? Anything. This is a huge mistake.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
    [Blog] Work On The Go With Podio’s New iPhone Application
    Tweet Earlier, I wrote a blog post about the Danish work platform called Podio , and how in March 2011 they launched a store in San Francisco. As it says on Podio’s blog , users have built or modified more than 200,000 work apps since they were launched in March, and all of these apps are available on the iPhone in order to support mobile productivity. Since then a lot of new things have been happening around Podio, such as the company going on a world tour as well as launching a fleet of new initiatives to improve the platform. Be productive on the go.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Blog] Why Great Marketing Isn’t Always Done “At Scale”
    Passion can’t be bought, of course, or sent in the mail or faked in a blog post. '  Contrary to popular belief, marketing doesn’t necessarily need to be a “scalable” operation. In fact, outreach marketing focuses on the “one to one to many” approach where brands reach out to a handful of passionate fans, influencers, etc. who spread word of mouth recommendations for them. Nothing is black and white, especially marketing. However, for the most part, outreach marketing is not a philosophy that encourages at scale operations. Read more here. It is something that happens naturally.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
    [Blog] How EzineArticles Asked Me to Follow
    Daily Blog post updates. I am accustomed to receiving cut-and-paste email marketing pitches, and I frequently see email messages with postscripts about asking me to follow so and so on Twitter — but reading an email message devoted to following a Twitter user is a first… Hi Ari, As an EzineArticles Expert Author and Twitter user, you’re in a great position to combine article writing and social networking to expand your readership. Follow us now by visiting [link] , signing in to your Twitter account and clicking on the “Follow&# button. EzineArticles Fun Facts.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
    [Blog] Why I Changed My LinkedIn Summary
    I’ve bylined hundreds of articles in regional newspapers, and written and edited press releases, policy briefs, executive talking points, legislative testimonies, and blog posts. In an effort to better explain to friends and colleagues what I do and where my passions lie, and to illustrate who I am to those who don’t know me at all, I changed my LinkedIn summary yesterday. It’s smart to rewrite your summary once in a while to ensure it accurately reflects you. Mine wasn’t up to par. know why I wrote it but I didn’t recognize myself.
  • BLOG.SHAREDVUE.COM  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [Blog] Content Syndication vs. Content Distribution
    Below is a quick synopsis of the difference between the two and the ways they are best used for channel vendors to push content for and to their partners. Syndication Web content syndication is an automated flow of content from one source to infinite locations that allows the initial content creator complete control all versions. It allows a vendor to create a centralized hub or content repository where they can arrange marketing content about products, solutions and other promotions. The content is able to be automatically updated on partner websites without any action from the partner.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010
    [Blog] Kodak's Jeffrey Hayzlett on Social Media and a Global Brand: a.
    pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Kodak’s Jeffrey Hayzlett on Social Media and a Global Brand: a B2Bbloggers Exclusive Interview by Pam Dyer on February 21, 2010 Share This post was written by Jeremy Victor, the founder of Make Good Media and Editor In Chief of B2Bbloggers.com. B2Bbloggers.com is an online magazine for B2B marketers. Their goal is to engage, educate, and make it easier for B2B marketers to find the information they care about to do their jobs successfully. For the past several months, I have followed @JeffreyHayzlett on Twitter.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
    [Blog] How to Crack the Code on Social Engagement
    Share your insights, experiences and questions on this blog, Twitter : Facebook at Awareness, Inc., We all know it – social engagement gives meaning and value to social media marketing efforts, boosting brand affinity and growing revenue and profit. Posts gain credibility and expand reach with each share, like or retweet. The effect on revenue and profit is profound. The most socially engaged companies — brands engaged in seven or more channels with an above-average engagement score — grew revenue by 18 percent from July 2008 to July 2009. This is what we at Awareness, Inc.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Blog] Social Analytics Meets Social Intelligence, Facebook Premium Offers
    Perhaps you want to compare how one specific piece of content performs across multiple platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, your blog, Flickr or YouTube. Social marketers are always on the lookout for solid ways to measure and analyze performance.  When it comes to content effectiveness, the more experienced marketers are moving away from asking “What happened?” to “Why did it happen?”. In their quest to understand what content works, they are starting to seek answers to what their most successful social activity was today, yesterday, last week or last month. Mike Lewis. BostonMike.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010
    [Blog] Wow Online Influencers With An In-Person Experience
    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 Wow Online Influencers With An In-Person Experience July 9th, 2010 |Written By: Paula Hahn | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Paula Hahn Managing Director at Marina Maher Communications (MMC). MMC's own @pjhahn guest blogs on @jaybaer 's Convince & Convert. Enough said.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
    [Blog] Batting.400 For My 2010 Predictions in the Tech World
    am sure this is true and don't even have to go back it up. :) Even in looking at some of the lesser-read tech blogs that infiltrate my Google Reader, I can see a lot of folks took side jobs as independent consultants focused on social media, and it doesn't seem they are all that differentiated. At the end of each year, it has been something of a tradition to make wild predictions that few others are making, and then mock myself for those I got wrong. This year should be no different. As usual, I got some right, and others wrong. Let's see how I fared. Results for 2009 and 2008.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
    [Blog] Yobongo App Encourages You to Chat With Local Strangers
    Before the advent of personalized home pages, blogs, and social networks connected to our real identities, many of us participated in anonymous chat rooms, where we tried to connect with strangers with similar interests. These chat rooms were filled with intrigue of finding new conversations and insight from people we might never meet in real life. Some were about hobbies or careers, and many more were built with the goal of hooking up, but others were about location. An old friend to louisgray.com readers, Caleb Elston, has announced he is leaving a comfortable job at Justin.tv
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Blog] Social Media Mania Has A Brand Upside.
    We have tweets, updates, blog posts flying at us from all angles. It is so hard to live in the moment. realised today I had the TV on to watch the US Open, music playing - all whilst on the computer. Its crazy! It's social media mania. Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen calls this the 'tyranny of the moment.a hysterical series of saturated moments'. However, for any problem there is a business opportunity. Can you distill all the information out there on your area and summarise for people? Can you recognise what is the true value of your product for a customer saturated by noise? relaxed?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Blog] Mastering the Many Roles of a Social Media Professional
    In minutes, you can create a polished, professional image to use in blog posts, Facebook posts, etc. Even when she’s not writing a blog post or working on her book, she is always writing because she’s constantly telling Canva’s story. This month’s social pros touched on topics across the entire scope of social media marketing. From Pinterest to Google+, from content to community, they’re covering all the bases to innovate in the field while keeping their teams running without a hitch. Social media marketers have to wear many hats at once.
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
    [Blog] Facebook Marketing Part 5: Advertising
    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. In this part of the review, Levy introduces us to advertising. The chapter is informative. Besides introducing the novice to the advertising platform, Levy clues into common reasons for an ad to be rejected by Facebook.
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [Blog] Facebook 8: Facebook Marketing Strategy
    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 Facebook 8: Facebook Marketing Strategy June 30, 2010 Whew! Chapter 8, and we get marketing strategy. From the layout it seems Levy’s book is geared to the new social media marketer. Okay, on to Chapter 9.
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Blog] Common Words Work Better in New Media Public Relations
    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 Common Words Work Better in New Media Public Relations August 23, 2010 New media public relations is more about the message than content. It’s simple, really. Don’t believe me? What if Mark Twain told you the same.
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Blog] Give People a Reason to Follow Your Social Media While at the Store
    ” In the “small print” under the offer, they write, “We post 4 or 5 times a week and we won’t annoy you with bad jokes or links to our blog. Social media icons and signs that say “Like us on Facebook” or “Follow us on Twitter” aren’t nearly as common in brick and mortar stores today as they were a couple of years ago. Many companies who tried to make it work (or are still trying) found that the presence of signs didn’t do much to improve their following. Today, it can be different. ” It works like a charm. Be fun.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
    [Blog] How @HybridMom Became a Social Media Superstar and How Your Business Can Follow Suit
    Read More Social Media News on the Soshable Blog. As in the previous post regarding Hybrid Mom and their success in Social Media and we decided to dissect it to show you how you can dominate your social media market as well. Businesses often wonder how not to get lost in the “social media shuffle” , instead seeking to find like-minded people to interact with, especially ones who sincerely want to engage. Many are in search for examples, seeking a business that can lead them to understand what they can improve upon when using Facebook and Twitter. Making Social Media Shine.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010
    [Blog] How to Cross Promote Without Crossing
    This is a guest blog post by Jody Rein. Are there any Better Business Bureau or “Blog with Integrity&# type statements that you’ve seen websites ask their advertisers to sign? Open session for all web marketing mavens with integrity out there! Ari notes he’s looking for people who write about “best practices in social media&# and I’m eager to find out exactly what those best practices are when it comes to cross promotion and exchanging links. We want to populate those pages quickly if possible. Are there standards out there? No related posts.
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Blog] American Apparel’s Sandy Based Marketing: Good Or Bad?
    Original article about  American Apparel’s marketing was posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title American Apparel and Sandy. There’s something to be said for getting in on a trend when it’s hot, social media marketing at it’s core is all about trends. When that great, roaring and rushing storm of interest starts to brew, it pays to be right in the eye of that sucker…unless the storm in question is a LITERAL one, of course. American Apparel found that out the hard way when they tried to capitalize on hurricane Sandy’s arrival on the east coast. This didn’t go over so well.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Blog] Social Media Video Behind the Scenes
    Jeff Korhan - New Media and Small Business Marketing Home About Me Working With Me Speaking Favorites Trends Subscribe « Watch Your Social Media Language | Main | Blog Banner Blues » July 14, 2010 Social Media Video Behind the Scenes What can distinguish your small business is probably something that you do ever day in your business, and probably have fun doing it - but that most of your customers, and none of your prospects ever see.    until Tomorrow,  Jeff Video Credit Tweet Subscribe in a reader See how were connected Start Blogging Today!
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Blog] Link Shorteners and SEO - Jeff Korhan
    For the uninformed, link shorteners such as the Google shortener take links such as the permalink to my blog post from yesterday, which is about 98 characters, and shorten it to 18 characters.  The QR Code above to my blog post from yesterday was generated in that way. For the uninformed, link shorteners such as the Google shortener take links such as the permalink to my blog post from yesterday, which is about 98 characters, and shorten it to 18 characters.  The QR Code above to my blog post from yesterday was generated in that way. links. links.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [Blog] Social Media Marketing Checklist from SES Chicago
    Categories Adam Small adam Yale Alyson Ahrns Analytics Ari Herzog Beth Harte Blog Blog Development Blog Indiana Blogging Branding Brochure Buzz Camper Van Beethoven CD Chris Brogan CMS Content Convergence conversations Cracker Craig Donato Dana Todd David Evans David Hoppe David Lowery Death of the Brochure Design Digital Agency Digital Dirt Duncan Alney Elf Yourself email Emanuel Rosen Facebook Firebelly Marketing French Maids G.P. Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Cyber Monday Is Here! Main | SES Chicago 2009 Video: Were you naughty or nice?
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Blog] Twitter announces #NewTwitter
    Categories Adam Small adam Yale Alyson Ahrns Analytics Ari Herzog Beth Harte Blog Blog Development Blog Indiana Blogging Branding Brochure Buzz Camper Van Beethoven CD Chris Brogan CMS Content Convergence conversations Cracker Craig Donato Dana Todd David Evans David Hoppe David Lowery Death of the Brochure Design Digital Agency Digital Dirt Duncan Alney Elf Yourself email Emanuel Rosen Facebook Firebelly Marketing French Maids G.P. Two of the biggest changes on #New Twitter 1. Photos and videos will be able to be viewed directly on the Twitter timeline.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Blog] 6 Common Mistakes in Online Community Development
    Common Mistakes in Online Community Development is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Many of the myths surrounding online community development are proliferated by common sense conclusions. Creating an online community has a basis in science—but best practices that seem clear-cut on the surface become much more complicated when you dig deeper. Communities on the web function much like real-life communities; they unite around a specific focus and often pursue common goals. In 2005, CNET bought Consumating. My advice to you?
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
    [Blog] Still Think Social Media Is A Fad?
    Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Still Think Social Media Is A Fad? Written on May 11, 2010 by Justin Levy in social media , stats , video 19 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! recurring topic seems to be whether or not social media is a fad. Personally, I’d like to think that we’re past having to justify whether or not social media will disappear any time soon. Amazing stats huh?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2010
    [Blog] Interview with Jeremy Vohwinkle – ProBlogger.com Small Victories Series
    So, tell us a little about your blog and your background and why you started. So I did a little research and I noticed that most of these people were running what I guess people called blogs at the time; this was back in 2006, and I was clueless. had no idea what a blog was. That being said, you know, I just, I really got kind of sucked into it and the more I read other blogs, the more I was excited to write about my own and it just kind of fed off itself. So that was a big stepping stone in terms of starting to propel our blogs into the pro-blog status.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
    [Blog] Great video with Leo LaPorte and Twit.tv
    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?
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
    [Blog] How to ignite your business with Twitter: The X Factor
    Then, when I finally ask people to view something off Twitter, like a new blog post, they respond.” AT&T has sponsored the above  blog post. Everyone seems to have a Twitter handle these days:  News reporters, celebrities, restaurants, friends, and your business contacts.  Twitter usage has skyrocketed to over 100 million active accounts.  Moreover, this dynamic social medium can be the X factor for your business. game-changer, Twitter offers you the ability to strategically build and leverage your business brand. Engaging Your Customers. Servicing customers.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] Something all wrapped up for you!
    don't want to get all mushy -- but I am so grateful that you keep coming back to the blog to share your ideas and thoughts on the blog posts, I value your friendship and collegial spirit and look forward to exploring 2011 with you. No matter which holiday you choose to celebrate in December -- it seems like it's a season for sharing, for hanging with the people we care about and for giving gifts. To that end, I've rounded up some gifts I'd like to share.  I think you'll find them both well worth the time to unwrap! click here to download the PDF ).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Blog] The Best Business Apps For Your Smartphone
    It allows you to save content to read (articles, blog posts, etc.). So, were you naughty or nice? At this most wonderful time of the year, I'm often inundated with phone calls, emails, text messages, Facebook pokes and Twitter tweets about the best business apps to get for a smartphone. This year was no exception. guess people were nice. nice enough to get a brand new smartphone, and now they need to lock and load it with apps that will make them more effective at work. The "must-have" business apps for your smartphone (in alphabetical order): bitly. Dropbox. Evernote. Google.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Blog] Thinking Human: Mobile Marketing Tips To Ensure Lasting Engagement
    And don’t forget to check out this ‘teaser’ over at the Optism blog. In this new series we bring you the best and brightest of the executives and contributors making the new International Journal of Mobile Marketing (IJMM) a must-read resource, beginning with Mihai Vlad, Head of Audience Management & Insight at Optism, who provides insights into the very human approaches proven to boost engagement between brands and the people who have opted in to receive their messages. People are mobile, and mobile is part of who they are. But mobile is not just a device.
  • ACIDLABS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
    [Blog] Who are the people in your neighborhood — redux
    Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment Additional comments powered by BackType Previous post: Four rules for great blog comments Next post: Drawing the line on social media – a view from the real world Find Featured One to watch What now for Government 2.0 Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community. Who are the people in your neighborhood – redux August 29, 2009 in speaking Who are the people in your neighborhood? in Australia? Government 2.0…it
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Blog] Social Media is Not Cool
    While I won’t go into a 20,000 word blog post today, over the next few weeks I’ll be writing a post a week  laying out a plan for companies and individuals to get out of the “here-and-now” and into an executable strategy to elevate social efforts to an institutional level. Social media is not cool. Social media is not a fad. Social media is not easy. Social media is not for everyone. Social media is not a silo. Now that I got those five misconceptions out of the way, I want to get to the root of something that has been sticking in my craw for some time now.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
    [Blog] How People Made 2010 What It Was
    Waxing UnLyrical has started taking on a life of its own, and its blogging team is growing slowly but steadily. 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. My, time flies. In a bit of a reminiscing mood, these were the highlights of 2010 for me. turned 40. And I liked it. Connections that began in social media turned into real-life friendships.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
    [Blog] Social Survival for Bloggers: a Peek from the Inside
    And no site is so easy to cross, because self-promotion (submitting your own blog post) is frowned upon in almost every way. Okay, perhaps that’s just a bit of an exaggeration… So what is a blogger, video maker, infographics publisher or other content creator to do if we wish to legitimately spread the word about a blog post? Mixxingbowl : Self-promotion is frowned upon, but if you have a non-commercial site with news or blog posts, not too many people will despise you. Blogengage : Any submission is welcome, as long as it is a blog post. Yeah, I know.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
    [Blog] Getting to the bottom of community management
    If you read business publications, blogs or websites to any extent, you have probably heard about community management. We’re all in this budding industry together, don’t be that guy who just downloads it, blogs about it and wishes other companies would participate.  This post originally ran on the Community Roundtable. . Next to social media management, community management might be the hottest buzzword or buzzcareerpath (I think we just made up a new buzzword). Social/community team size –  we all want more help, but how large are most community/social teams?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014
    [Blog] NBA Scoring With Social Media
    Whether you are starting up a business, already run a successful business, write a blog, or simply enjoy networking with friends, social media is your outlet. 'Social media is used by pretty much everyone nowadays. Professional sports players are no different. They tweet regularly, have fan clubs on Facebook and use professional networking sites like LinkedIn and Google+. According to Mashable , Miami Heat’s Lebron James has the biggest following on social media overall. Twitter, by far, has had the biggest impact on the sports teams, followed by Facebook and Instagram.
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Blog] How to Keep Your Email Subscribers From Dumping You
    There’s not much you can do here, expect to be sure you have a good website and maybe a company blog that ranks in search engines and is shared in social media to be there when they do seek out other information. Y ou’re not as hot as you think you are. Well, your email marketing isn’t, anyway. There’s too much competition in the marketplace for you to stand out. Nearly a quarter of a trillion emails are sent per day. Your readers don’t want to even “just be friends.&# They’re done with you. They’re kicking you to the curb for good.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
    [Blog] Make Your Message Worth Sharing
    Part of PR Week Magazine’s Required Reading list, Becky’s blog, I’m Working On It , examines public relations, social media, and the life of a young professional and communicator. Guest post by Becky Johns , author of I’m Working On It. The business world is obsessed with social media. It is obsessed with “conversation” and “engagement” and other such buzzwords. Yes, the way people use the web in a social way allows better contact with customers and prospects. And, yes, it presents an opportunity to gather insightful information about consumer behavior. Content.
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [Blog] Business Today Story on Group Buying Portals in India.
    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 « Mail Today Story on How Indian Celebrities Are Using Twitter Crest Magazine Interview on Social Media Marketing » Business Today Story on Group Buying Portals in India 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! Yes, 85 per cent!
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Blog] This Chart Explains the Reachpocalypse and Why Facebook is Laughing All the Way to the Bank
    Every week we document an amazing social media case study here on the blog, and another one in the Social Pros podcast in the “Holy Social!” delivered a presentation about this at the recent Social Media Marketing World conference, and I’ll be writing a blog post about it (possibly with an accompanying BlogShare ) that provides details and how-tos. 'Facebook is the largest voluntary, non-religious organization in the history of the world. They are not dumb. Fundamentally, Facebook cares about THEIR business, not about YOUR business. ” tool. ” segment.
  • FEVER BEE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Blog] Multiple Triggers
      A single announcement asking members to join the community, sign up for an event, write a blog post, participate in a discussion, or share their knowledge isn't going to be enough.  If you want people to do something, you need more than a single message. It doesn't matter how well you optimize the message, frequency trumps optimization.    Instead, you need multiple triggers prompting members to do these things. You need to walk the fine line between gaining maximum participation and spamming members. Too often we err on the side caution.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Blog] 3 Departments to Involve in Your Social Business
    Take a look at this blog post about cell phone carriers to see some great examples of Dos and Don’ts when it comes to social selling. 'Has your social business involved every department it can? We all know that the marketing department is going to be among the first to adopt new media when it comes to social business, but what other departments can contribute to it? These three departments are generally forgotten when it comes to social business, and it is easy to understand why: a lot of people don’t know how they can be social! Customer Service. Tech/Support. Sales.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Blog] How I Produced an Online Movie
    Enrich Your Blog Readers’ Experience with Wibiya. Want to try your hand at directing a movie, casting its actors, writing the script, and playing cinematographer and art director — at the same time? just did that. grabbed the text copy from my article on changing my Facebook ways , created representations of me and Stacy, tinkered with expressions and animated movements, and produced the following video: (If you can’t see the embedded video, the direct link is here.). Making movies is easy with Montreal-based Xtranormal. did the above at zero cost. Xtranormal.
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
    [Blog] Internet 2010: The Trivial Pop Quiz Where Someone Else Did the Work
    There are two things I enjoy most on lazy days when when I’m too far behind for a real blog post but anxious to put something up that’s interesting: Trivia questions. How many blogs are on the Internet? Someone else doing the research. How will you score? How many emails were sent in 2010? 94 Billion. 872 Billion. 73 Trillion. 107 Trillion. How many websites were on the Internet as of December, 2010? 255 Million. 502 Million. Billion. 17 Billion. How many top-level domain names were registered as of October, 2010? 73 Million. 202 Million. 930 Million. 16 Billion.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Blog] 46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation
    46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. As we bathe in the memory of friends, family and BBQ over this week’s Memorial Day holiday, our minds are now tuned up and ready to hit our favorite travel season – summer. Let the games begin. Happiness Factor. Did you know taking a break from it all actually benefits your psychological health? In the study, the effect of vacation anticipation boosted happiness for eight weeks. So Many Apps, So Little Time. Visualize. Web, iPhone, Android).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010
    [Blog] How to be the Life of the Social Media Party
    While there are a lot of great techniques for increasing the effectiveness in your use of blogging or social media – much of it does really come down to relational skills. This video explores some of the similarities between being the type of person people are attracted to talking to in ‘real life’ and being the type of person people want to interact with on blogs and other types of social media including: Being interesting and interested. Post from: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Being engaging. Having something unique to say. Transcript of Video. Share This.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [Blog] You Are the New Community Manager – Now What?
    Make it a habit to review what these folks are writing about on their blogs.  I strongly suggest that you print out a calendar and write in your blog posting schedule, events, PR opportunities, and other interesting tidbits.  Use your blog to share stories and solicit feedback.  Image Credit: voguemarie - Tagged as: Social Media , social media manager , social media strategy Written by Stanford Im Stanford and I want to help you stoke your passion, spread your message, and help your blog get noticed and promoted. by Stanford on April 28, 2010 Spread it! Now what. 
  • SOSHABLE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Blog] Thank You, Virgin America, for Getting Us (and sorry about the device rule change)
    Here’s their video: The post Thank You, Virgin America, for Getting Us (and sorry about the device rule change) appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'It isn’t often that an airline safety video gets over 2 million YouTube views in two days, but Virgin America isn’t your standard airline. They “get” us in ways that most other airlines just seem to fail at miserably. The bad news for them is good news to us. The rules are changing about turning off electronic devices, so that part of the video may be obsolete soon. No matter. Mission accomplished.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
    [Blog] Sonos' Wireless Dock for iDevices: Simple and Sweet
    Thanks to an address mixup, my review wireless dock unit reached me today, a week or so after the true gadget blogs got their hands on the device. The last year has forever changed the way I consume and enjoy music. The addition of Spotify to my life (and soon the rest of you in the US) made iTunes a vestigal program good only for synching iPad apps. The addition of Sonos leveraged the power of the Web to tap untold number of electronic music streams from around the world, wirelessly throughout the house. It's simple, small, and sounds great. No CD slot. No tape deck. No iPod Dock.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Blog] Using Social Media To Stage Contests And Promote Your Business
    In the past, almost every online contest involved a blog. People love contests. It’s a simple fact of life. People also love social media. So why aren’t we using both to promote our businesses? It can be done, and it’s not that difficult. As a business owner, I am sure you could think of a few ideas for a contest related to your business. Once you have your idea, it’s simply a matter of using social media as the contest’s destination. People would leave comments or sign up for RSS feeds or newsletters. Enter social media.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Blog] Preventing Your Website From Becoming Stale
    If the search engines can see that your old content is still relevant to today’s users and that these users are still referencing it in social media and linking to it on their websites or blogs, then rather than being classified as stale, it maintains importance and age once again becomes a positive factor, not a negative. Gone are the days where a website that was five or more years old with a thousand or more pages could count on ‘age’ as a positive factor in the search results. In some cases, those old pages could be having a negative effect on your search rankings.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Blog] Retarded or Brilliant?
    If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. 'Did you hear about the guy who pre-orders video games at GameStop , paying for them with his company paycheck? If he needs money, he cancels the necessary games for fast cash. If you can’t see that image (via Casey Johnston and Jason Kottke ), here’s what he wrote: Does anyone else use Gamestop as a bank? got really pissed off with US Bank because I kept overdrafting my account even though I opted out, and the same thing happened with my credit union when I got a debit card. Musings
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Blog] Clean the &$#*)@ Off of Your Social Profiles
    Read more about cleaning your &$#*)@ on this social media blog. Share. There are few things more embarrassing than getting caught with damaging materials on social profiles, particularly by a relative, employer, or competitor. What we posted weeks, months, even years ago can come back to bite us. That’s the nature of social media in many ways – to allow us to expose ourselves. The degree to which we do so, however, is often what gets us in trouble. It’s a dangerous world, indeed, this thing we call “sharing.&#. One exception was Socioclean. Paranoia FTW!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Blog] The Failed State Of Branding
    Still, it fits the general thought of this blog post: in a world where brands are so thrilled and excited to get people to like them, follow them and share their content, what we''re seeing is that only a few people in the marketplace really care all that much to do so. 'How well do you think brands are doing? Brands are going to have to face the music. It''s a ruse that has (probably) been going on longer than anyone cares to admit, but it''s something that has showed itself - front and center - in the past few months. People just don''t care or think that much about brands. advertise.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Blog] Top Five Stories for Week Ending Oct. 29, 2010
    Even though this blog post by Peter Shankman talks about free WiFi networks, it’s really only accessible to the free networks that aren’t secured (so if you’re on the free WiFi at Starbucks, you need not worry). Read the blog post and be aware that, if you log onto a free and unsecured WiFi network, someone sitting next to you could have Firesheep installed and see ALL of your passwords and login information. How can you not click on a blog post with that title?! Have you ever fit two weeks into one? 29, 2010. Destroying the Myths of B2B Social Media.
  • TWITIP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2009
    [Blog] Merry Christmas from TwiTip!
    December 29, 2009 Arijit @Arijitblog Thanks Lara Kulpa and same to you… i already wished Darren over his Problogger blog and again wishing him. Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Lara Kulpa @larakulpa Merry Christmas from TwiTip! Darren and I would like to wish all who celebrate, a Very Merry Christmas! We’ll return to our regular posts next week. December 25, 2009 Johnson Merry Christmas to you~! December 26, 2009 Michael A.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Blog] Friends with benefits, conquering fear and non-sexy products
    Now that I have to apologize for deviating from the main messaging of this blog to ask you to consider peeping out some panels for SXSW 2013 that me and some of my coworkers at Vistaprint are on. Get your mind out of the gutter… this isn’t that kind of post. Read on if you are interested, or click here for a post that might be more to your liking. Thanks in advance for your consideration, your regularly scheduled programming will resume on Friday with this week’s installment of Five for Friday. If selected, this panel will feature Teresa Cantwell, Dave Shaw and me.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Steps to Determine the Right Social Media Content for You
    First, create categories for the type of platform the content is being shared on; Blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.  One of the easiest ways to determine the topic for your next status update or blog post is by searching out various sources for information.  Industry blogs or websites: See what the hot topics are and what others are sharing. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This is a guest contribution from Benjamin Taylor, of Eloqua. At the core, one of the biggest goals of social media is to foster and maintain engagement.  Guidelines.
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [Blog] Australia: ABC Four Corners and Q and A
    think the Government has the best of intentions, but I know from experience that when even, say, Google is asked to take down a post on someone’s blog on Blogger (Google’s blog site), they delete the whole blog. I headed off to the ABC Studios in Ultimo Sydney for Q and A last night thinking that there would be a high energy after the Four Corners broadcast. And there was. guess I wanted to know more than anything else this: What else could the money be spent on? ABC TV: Four Corners addressed the Internet Filter: Is there a problem with the internet? Then pow!
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
    [Blog] How to Customize your Facebook Page
    This blog post provides you with some quick guidelines on what to remember when having a Facebook page. 'Almost every modern company in the world has made the big decision; should we be on Facebook or not? Most of them said yes, and some of them without thinking of the consequences. Are you ever unsure about what to post on your Facebook page? Drop-dead design. The design and images are increasingly more important on Facebook. Your design should therefore be prioritised, and your profile picture and cover photo should be original and catchy. Crystal clear content. Don’t spam!
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
    [Blog] 7 Lessons From the Front Lines of the Social and Content Convergence
    'SPECIAL NOTE: This is the 1,000th blog post to appear on Convince & Convert since I founded this site in 2008. Many, many thanks to all readers and fans for their tremendous support over these five years. hope to continue providing you thoughtful, interesting content about social/content/digital for a long time to come! Jay Baer. “It’s hard to get less sexy than taxes.” ” That was just one of the excellent and interesting lines I overheard last week at the Expion Social Business Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina. They just….happen. happen.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Blog] Good News for Publishers: Facebook Continues to Reward High Quality Content
    The information is particularly relevant to those of us with Facebook pages who are sharing links in the hope of driving traffic back to our blogs. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'Earlier this week Facebook published a FYI update about more updates that they’ve been making (and are about to make) to what will show in users news feeds (thanks to Jen at FBAdslab for the tipoff). High Quality Content Will Appear More. This is great to know as a Facebook Page owner. Keeping the Conversation Live Longer. Social Media
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Blog] Predicting the Future with Social Media
    They do this by sorting through thousands of news publications, blogs, tweets, comments, trade journals, government web sites, financial databases, and more. This post was originally published on AT&T’s Networking Exchange Blog. Forget predictions from Nostradamus or the Mayan Calendar.  Now, we have companies like Recorded Future analyzing semantics and sentiments to foretell the future.  Now even small businesses can tap into the trove of rich data and forward-looking insights.  We can use that to predict things”, says Ahlberg. Small Business Social Media Marketing Strateg
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