ABSOLUTE PA | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
[Blog] Twitter Hashtags 101
You can find out more on my blog What’s A Hashtag on Twitter. If you’ve been using Twitter a while you will have come across the hashtag. That’s when you add ‘#’ in front of a word or acronym to create a clickable link. The hashtag groups tweets together on a particular subject into one place. When you click on the link you will see all the latest tweets containing that hashtag filtering out all of the other tweets. This makes it easy to find tweets on specific topics quickly. to add context or irony to a message: #fail and #justsayin being examples of this.
THE WAY OF THE WEB | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
[Blog] How things are changing
53.5% of US internet users will read blogs this year – Ignoring the argument over what a blog actually is these days (Is Techcrunch a blog or a media site? Is Tumblr blogging or microblogging? Does any normal person actually care about these semantics?) – it’s interesting to note that this prediction by emarketer is despite the huge numbers of people claiming blogging was dead due to Facebook (Which was recently claimed to have lost some users for the first time), and Twitter.
SOSHABLE | SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009
[Blog] Twitter Today: What are you… pushing?
Instead, they should change it to… Don’t get me wrong – the primary reason I came to Twitter was to get exposure for my blog posts. I’m generally a social person and I do (did?) Most of our campaigns and blog links would get between 3k-5k clicks. “Twitterbait posts like 14 Twitter Personality Types could get 30k or more from Twitter or related sources like popurls and Tweetmeme. This is going to ruffle feathers. If you’re a blogger, don’t use automated Twitter posting tools for your new blog posts. Blast. There, I said it.
DEVUMI | THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
[Blog] Mobile Marketing Tips: 8 Steps to be Seen ANYWHERE
The post Mobile Marketing Tips: 8 Steps to be Seen ANYWHERE appeared first on Devumi Blog. The move to mobile marketing is taking off at crazy levels. With Google’s latest algorithm update, the over-hyped Mobilegeddon, taking the marketing world by storm lately, you’ve probably started thinking about mobile marketing strategies. Many businesses who aren’t that tech savvy have a hard time keeping up with what they need for their business. Getting your business into mobile marketing 1. Are you ready for mobile marketing already? When the grid shrinks the website shrinks these aspects.
WRITTENT BLOG | TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
[Blog] 11.5 Amazing Content Creation Tools for Becoming a Super Blogger
Being the third or fourth business blog in your niche to cover an industry-related trend will probably win you a small surge of traffic, but it’s far superior to be the first. Not only is it a valuable content creation tool for creating custom blog posts in real-time, it’s a pretty bomb tool for boosting your content curation strategy. 8. Excellent content marketers have learned how to balance quantity with quality, and create blog articles quickly. Your content is really only as good as its context. Probably not. Google Alerts. Twitter Keyword Streams. Twitter Lists.
ABSOLUTE PA | FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
[Blog] The Beginners Guide To Market on Social Media In A Genuine Way
That can be a link to your website, blog, sales page, newsletter sign up or product page. 20% informing people about products, services and blog posts. As well as being insanely useful, this is the stuff that requires real action from your followers and leads to a conversion: visiting your website, signing up to your e-book, buying your products or services, and reading your blog. Editor’s Note: A version of this post originally appeared on Buffer blog. You’ve probably heard that it’s not very effective to hard sell on social media. Constantly Stumped. link]”.
BLOGGER XPERTISE | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
[Blog] Tip: How do I remove the Blogger bar at the top of my site? : Blogger.
Register to join us on November 16 at 2:00pm EST. Search This Blog. Tip: Adding a submission form to your blog. Name of blog. Blog URL. Relation to blog [select] Owner Developer Contributor Fan Contact email What makes it special? Blog Archive. Blog Archive. Then hit the "Apply to Blog" button in the top right corner and youre all set! found you guys as part of my research for the post, "7 Simple Ways to Make a Blogger Blog Look and Act Like a Website": [link] Reply Delete Bob McClintick May 16, 2012 11:55 AM Nice and easy.
GREG VERDINO | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009
[Blog] Hang with the life o' the party at SXSW
Greg Verdino Marketing, Media, Technology & Trends Home About Me Book Me to Speak microMARKETING Journal On Twitter On Flickr Personal Blog Verdino Bytes My Company « Transform: possibly the best 10 minutes of your day | Main | Microsoft shows us 2019 in under two minutes » Hang with the life o the party at SXSW Now that Mashable has finally acknowledged what all y'all have been thinking for years -- that the party blows up when Verdino shows up ( see Tweetup DO #5 in Stuart C. In it, I present 24 signature posts from my first two years of blogging. microMARKETIN
CREATIVE RAMBLINGS | SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012
[Blog] Social media news: Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and Yahoo
This a post from: Creative Ramblings , a blog by Cendrine Marrouat. Facebook Yahoo! and Facebook are finally burying the hatchet. The two companies announced on Friday that they had put an end to their months-long patent dispute and were launching a new advertising partnership: Under the agreements, which include a patent portfolio cross-license, the parties will work together to bring consumers and advertisers premium media experiences promoted and [.] Facebook Google News Twitter social media news Yahoo
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
[Blog] â€œBored at Workâ€? Network â€“ a Web 2.0 Expo presentation by Jonah Peretti
Unlike the Carl Sagan blog-a-thon which didn't catch fire with the bored at work network, surprisingly. The nerve center of the Huffington post is like Home shopping network for blogging. Why do some ideas go viral and others don't? People who are â€œbored at workâ€ are a network bigger than any major network: CBS NBC etc If ordinary people see something online and start passing it around THEY decide what is popular out of main stream media. And today they can make a huge impact on a brand. Who can make something popular on the web? But sub viral growth is still growth.
CONVERSTATIONS | SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
[Blog] Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, Apr 19 – 25, 2015
How to Make Amazing Title Images for Your Blog. Hack Your Efficiency with an Agile Blog Planning Process. Week in Review April 19 – 25, 2015: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations , Armchair Articulations , and LIFT resources shared on Twitter ( @mikesansone ): This Week on ConverStations. Getting Mobile-Friendly, Quick. How Do Cooks Overcome Cooking Block? Shortcuts: Getting Results Without Effort. Goals: As Far As You Can See. Doing Things Better, Simpler, Today in LIFT Clips. Create Better Presentations – LIFT Infographic. Creating an Online Course?
PROACTIVE REPORT | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010
[Blog] Online Buzz, Reputation and The Power of Voice
These are my responses – also posted on Jessica’s blog. 1. A publicist is not a PR Counselor or strategist. A PR Strategist should absolutely be advising top management about policy and business practices, not just a reactive ‘fix’ for what is out there. 2. Back in 2006 while I was working a paper with Rok Hrastnik we called the phenomenon of online buzz and reputation The Power of Voice. Since then many companies have felt that power – positively and negatively. Dell, Dominoes, Naked Pizza, Motrin, Blendtec to name just a few. The reason?
WEBBIQUITY SMM | MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
[Blog] Paid Posts: My Facebook Status Update is Smarter Than Yours
In February, blog platform Tumblr launched an option for all users to pay $1 to highlight a post. He regularly contributes to Promo & Marketing Wall blog. Guest post by Christopher Wallace. Believing that your posts to Twitter or Facebook are more important than those of your friends may be a sign of egotistical delusion (or perhaps your friends just put up lousy, boring posts). Regardless, Facebook may soon give its users the opportunity to leapfrog their status updates to the top of the pile. It’s Not Unprecedented. Paid Posts (Kind of) Already Exist.
LAUREL PAPWORTH | FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010
[Blog] Twitter – Verified Spam for MSF_USA Doctors Without Borders
Or anyone else tips blog post for that matter. Twitter verified MSF_USA – Doctors without Borders account. However they immediately used it to ‘broadcast’ spam messages. Good cause aside, spam is spam! Social networks, because they are about people coming together around a Purpose and a Value system, are targets for everyone with a story to peddle. When Twitter verifies accounts, they are doing so on the basis of “offline reputation, not online. You can read more about the i mportance of offering verified accounts in social networks here. But also for Twitter.
CREATIVE RAMBLINGS | MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
[Blog] 5 great articles you may have missed (August 12-18, 2013)
Here is my list for August 12-18, 2013: Pro Tip: Tracking Guest Blog Posts on Social Media by Stephan Hovnanian (WebSIGHT) Collector or Curator? Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. magazine, Flipboard magazine, and Google+ Community. Any articles you have read and liked recently? Share the links in the comment section below. Great Resources Social Media best articles of the week
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
[Blog] Go Social in Finding Travel Agents and Trips Galore
Do you spend hours each day reading travel blogs or watching travel shows? Signs you’re addicted include spending endless hours on blogs and travel shows, enjoying living out of a suitcase, getting excited after purchasing a plane ticket (a new adventure awaits!), Having a blog with a large following can help tremendously in getting companies to work with you. Find the best vacation spots – Blogs and social media can give you a first-hand account on the best vacation spots, whether you’re traveling abroad or in the U.S.,
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.
JASON YORMARK | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
[Blog] 5 Tips To Book A Baller Vegas Trip Affordably That You Haven’t Heard
So to kick off my new approach and design to this blog, I’m writing what’s fresh in my mind and sharing some kick ass tips to rock Vegas affordably. Okay, maybe not celebrity baller, but there are ways to experience an upgraded Vegas experience. love Vegas. I do. It’s not for everyone. But for me, 2 times a year is standard. There’s just something about a city that’s always on. It’s a place I can go and really do whatever the hell I want and not have to worry about it. The ultimate adult playground. Vegas is much more touristy. Nerd Out On MyVegas.
LOUIS GRAY | TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
[Blog] Why My6sense: Right Time, Right Place, Right Context
If you caught Marshall Kirkpatrick's story on ReadWriteWeb (See: My6Sense & The Geek Who Rode His Blog to the Edge of the World ) or caught the CinchCast interview I did with Robert Scoble , you know that I have joined digital intuition pioneer my6sense as the company's vice president of Marketing, after working with the company for a year as an advisor as part of my work with Paladin Advisors Group. After a post talking about the "Me Me Me" portion of social media, it seems only right to follow up and talk about news with me. fear it is only going to get worse.
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
BRASS TACK THINKING | SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014
[Blog] How I Balance Personal and Professional Online Today
Blogging. maintain a few different blogs, which I know isn’t feasible for most people. But since my departure in July, I’ve revived the blog here to focus on my professional perspectives on life online, digital communication, and online marketing. This is the blog you’ll see me share most often in my social streams as I believe it’s the one that’s most in line with what the majority of my community wants to read and see. Wherever I am professionally, I always contribute to blogs there. Earlier if you count much more nerdy things.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
[Blog] Why Stronger Visuals Help You Sell More Stuff
Why Stronger Visuals Help You Sell More Stuff is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Dial Corporation this week announced a new campaign that integrates its long-standing Facebook Page with its new-ish Pinterest page , giving its Facebook community a challenge to create cause-related boards on Pinterest. The top organizations featured on those user-generated boards will compete to win a $5,000 prize. Dial is looking to capitalize on what is becoming a known fact – strong visuals help sell product and the stories around them. Inform.
WISDOM LONDON | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
[Blog] Your Legal Questions Answered:Copyright, Defamation and CAP Code.
charliesaidthat said: I would love to know more about the ASA/CAP March 2011 regs implications for employees that blog. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Blog at WordPress.com. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « Social Media Statistics – Good Stuff I’ve Found Recently Social Media and PR: Are the “blurred lines an opportunity or a threat? » Your Legal Questions Answered:Copyright, Defamation and CAP Code Forewarned is forearmed! The question is then what the user does with the tweet. For the address of the seller).
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? .
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.
DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
[Blog] With all due respect, what are you waiting for?
Perhaps you aren’t sure if you have the stamina to blog. Or something might happen in the 4th quarter that would negate the momentum of the initiative (translation = you’re scared). …what are you waiting for? I’m all for having a plan when it comes to marketing. To just start flailing around is usually a waste of money and opportunity. Maybe you don’t have the perfect name for your newsletter. Just start. Don’t put it off for another minute. You are letting your head get in the way of your marketing gut. Marketing is an every day thing. Today.
ENGAGE | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
[Blog] Is Your Brand a People Person?
Come across a blog post that you know your audience would find interesting? Remember the scene from the 1999 movie Office Space when the two consultants interview employees at the fictional software firm Initech ahead of companywide layoffs? What would ya say you do here? asks one of the consultants. “I have people skills. I am good at dealing with people! Can’t you understand that?!” replies an emotional Tom Smykowski. Poor Tom. He’s got a wife and kids at home. You can hardly blame the guy for losing his cool. The writing is on the wall. The consultants don’t say a word. What gives?”.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015
[Blog] Follow These Six Steps to Make Plenty of Time to Write (and Enjoy it Too)
Here’s how to turn things around, in six straightforward steps: Step #1: Come Up With a Bunch of Ideas for Your Blog. Since you’re reading ProBlogger, it’s a pretty safe bet that you have a blog (or you’re about to start one). Further Reading: How to Consistently Come Up With Great Post Ideas for Your Blog , Stacey Roberts, ProBlogger. If you find yourself getting stuck and giving up part-way, or if you often have to scrap huge chunks of your blog posts because you went off on a long tangent, then you need to get to grips with planning. Sound familiar? General
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
[Blog] Free SEO and Social Media Tools Manufacturers Should Know About
What sets it apart, though, is the fact that it also has metrics for measuring the performance of your blog. When you provide your URL and e-mail address, the tool scans and analyzes all of your social media accounts and blogs. SEO and social media tools are important tools in evaluating your performance. Today we have a guest post by Emma-Julia Fox from Pitstop Media that outlines some of the free ones available. Enjoy. Manufacturers and business owners are always on the look out for smart SEO and social media tools that can help them increase their visibility as well as ROI.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
[Blog] Tips for Budgeting Your Online Marketing Resources
Our research shows that 1 in 5 firms have not redesigned their website in more than three years. As a general rule, high-performing sites need to have a blog and offer downloads of premium content such as white papers or an e-book. Guest Articles and Blog Posts. Time and money. These are the two things that always seem to be in short supply when it comes to marketing. With a little more time – the thinking goes – programs could be fine-tuned for maximum impact, and with a little more funding they could reach more audiences or penetrate existing audiences more deeply.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
[Blog] On Lists, Their Importance, And How To Get On One
If this takes the form of a blog post, it usually includes some kind of disclaimer (“this is my list, for example), and a question at the end as to who you would add. Comment on their blog posts. Ask them to contribute to a blog post… or profile them in one. forget where I saw it, but there was a comment on a blog post on one of these "big" blogs, which listed the Top X SM people - and it was same old, same old. Blogging doesnt have to look like high school. Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox. Yes, really! You know why?
JUGNOO | TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
[Blog] Twitter: Related Headlines Boosts Traffic
Twitter: Related Headlines Boosts Traffic originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Twitter: Related Headlines Boosts Traffic appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Twitter is providing more context to its tweets, by showing something called Related Headlines underneath tweets that have a large audience. As well, it’s because the tweet is embedded in the article that the article is showing up in the first place. ” See some interesting examples of this feature on Mashable here.
MINDJUMPERS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
[Blog] Google’s Acquisition of Wildfire: What Is The Future of Social Media Management Platforms?
Yesterday on Wildfire’s own blog , Facebook even had a special place in the acknowledgement: “Finally, a huge thanks to our friends and partners at Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+ and most especially Facebook. Tweet Wildfire was founded just four years ago. Since then, it has become one of the leading social media management platforms counting clients in the league of Spotify and Virgin. This is all very good, but it doesn’t tell the whole story about the appeal of Wildfire. Big Data – Big Deal. This means having oodles of user data stored within their system.
ENGAGING BRAND | WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
[Blog] How honourable are your social media intentions?
It can initially confuse people why we don’t get stuck straight into the tricks of Twitter, the anatomy of a blog post or how to measure the right social media analytics. People often ask in social marketing workshops how to use social media to grow your business. Great question, but I always start a workshop well away from the mechanics of social media and indeed social marketing. So why do I start with the mindset and intentions of great social media? The cartoon says it all. How great your social marketing is …depends on how true your intentions are…( Tweet this ).
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
[Blog] Gin and Topics: Kevin Bacon and Men In Heels
It works for email marketing, blogging, or web traffic, in general. 1. While I was in Florida this week, winter arrived in Chicago. In October. Global warming, my butt. It gets earlier and earlier every year…and stays later and later. It’s all good, though. love the colder temperatures. It means hats, scarves, sweaters, and boots. It also means riding my bike on the trainer so if anyone has any good tips for keeping me from getting bored out of my mind for two hours while I ride in one place, I’m all ears! You might notice the new photo on today’s post. Freaking.
JASON YORMARK | TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
[Blog] Hello world!
Edit or delete it, then start blogging Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post.
WISDOM LONDON | SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010
[Blog] From “mass” to “micro”: When to take online offline
But there are some factors which are tantamount to a flashing neon sign, signalling when the time is right for going offline, and for taking our communication from “mass” to “micro”: When 140 doesn’t cut it anymore: Is someone commenting regularly on your blog or engaging in discussion with you on Twitter? Hint: go for coffee, arrange to get together at a mutually-interesting event or meet-up, ask them personally (email/phone) for their take on a blog post you’ve drafted. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Blog at WordPress.com. But is online engagement enough?
PROBLOGGER | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011
[Blog] Infographic: Is it Time to Consider SEO Automation?
If you use a CRM to track your sales or contact lists, a few automation tools can even automatically correlate specific keywords to leads coming in from your blog contact form and eventual revenue. That kind of information makes it possible for you to make smart choices about what niche topics to blog about. For example, if you’re a tech blogger, and you find that every time you blog about 3D TVs you get above average numbers of page views, and many more leads from advertisers, then that might have a strong impact on your content strategy.
ENGAGING BRAND | SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014
[Blog] Podcast 494 – How Do We Create “Sticky” Branding
For your chance to win just tweet this or share this blog post. Today I talk with branding expert Jeremy Miller of Sticky Branding fame. Jeremy is a wonderful branding strategist and has a unique view on how to create brands that “stick” in the consumer’s mind. because they are totally unique. We discuss. Why a brand or branding is about what you believe your customer experience to be. As a small business isn’t it about just getting things done rather than business visions, missions and strategic direction? Isn’t that corporate speak? Are words undervalued?
ENGAGING BRAND | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013
[Blog] How Often Do You Speak to Your 6 Inner Strangers?
asked me to write a guest blog post for him and I wanted to share it here. You can follow Alan''s ideas over at his blog. A few weeks ago I interveiwed Alan Gregerman on The Engaging Brand podcast and we explored his idea that we need strangers in our life for all kinds of reasons. During the interview he made me realise that we often lose touch with ourselves, we often get derailed from our dreams and our passions.he The fresh outlook of the child tends to hit you straight between the eyes and it made me think about how as we mature we can lose track of our own “inner” strangers.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
[Blog] Social Media Success for Global Enterprise
Brian Stokoe of Caterpillar joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to tell us about how Caterpillar’s global social media strategy works, from metrics and collaboration to blogging and safety. Brian Stokoe, Caterpillar @stokobr. Read on for some of the highlights or listen below for the full podcast. Listen Now. Click the play button to listen here: Download the audio file: [link]. The RSS feed is: Click to read more » Social Pros Podcast brian stokoe caterpillar corporate social media strategy global enterprise social media metrics Social Pros
ENGAGE | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
[Blog] Serving Up Social Media (When You’ve Already Got a Full Plate)
Not-So-Tasty Tweets I wanted to know what the panel does when they have angry customers or diners tweeting at them, or blogging negative reviews. L ucky me! Last week I was invited to host a Social Media Club of D.C. event and let my true nerd flag fly. My task? Moderate a panel discussion that combined two of my favorite things: food and social media. In the hot seats were three very tech-savvy people from D.C.’s We were there to chat about social media in the dining biz. Or rather, how the heck do you cook and tweet at the same time!? His response is simple: What have you done today?
KIKOLANI | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
[Blog] How to Become Your Own Boss by Creating Your Own Wealth Online
560 Resources for Blogging, Online Marketing, and Starting a Business. The following is a guest post by Patrick Meninga of Make Money With No Work. How do you become your own boss in the world of internet marketing? The key is that you have to generate consistent monthly income, enough to cover your living expenses. If you can achieve this income consistently then you can walk away from your regular day job and effectively become your own boss. So the question becomes: How do you do that? How do you generate a consistent monthly income online? Online Business Models. And so on. Busines
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
[Blog] Why Hope is Not a Content Strategy: Success Requires Hard Work
Hopefully , it’ll get picked up by the linkerati.”. “We haven’t considered our resources, our audience, or our end goals, but we hope this [fill in the blank with a whitepaper, video, blog post, etc.] The output of a top-10 blog in the AdAge Power 150 is astounding: On average, they’ve produced 2.4 While we won’t often admit to it—at least not out in the open on the internet—we sometimes let hope be the primary driver of our content strategy. . “I hope people like this.”. will do the trick.”. It’s good to be optimistic, right? And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go.
JEFF KORHAN | SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010
[Blog] High School Reunions - The Ultimate Social Meet-Up - Jeff Korhan
Until tomorrow, Jeff Tweet Subscribe in a reader See how were connected Start Blogging Today! Recent Comments Seo Services on Typepad vs Wordpress Series - Own Your Blog Jeff Korhan on Authenticity Guidelines Supra Skytop II on A Social Networking Theory Walter Adamson on 5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Outstanding Walter Adamson on Authenticity Guidelines Jeff Korhan on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You? Freshman Student on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You? What happens at social networking meet-ups?
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
[Blog] PayPal Research Shows Strength of Community Trumps Popularity
The launch competition of Kevin Bacon’s Six Degrees social giving website: Despite recruiting more than 60 celebrities to create “charity badges” on the site —- including Nicole Kidman and Ashley Judd -— the top fundraiser was a woman who blogs about scrapbooking and has an autistic son. We live in strange times, in which an online following is considered the mark of success. This era of weblebrity seems caustic at times with companies, nonprofits and individuals chasing personal brands for their time. The paper, my final as a Zoetican and co-authored with Henry T.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015
[Blog] How Engaging Pinterest Content Can Triple Your Website Referral Traffic
For more information on Cinematic Pins, plus other Pinterest ad formats, check out this useful blog post from Sprinklr. Part whimsical pinboarding site and part lead generation wonder, Pinterest has solidified itself as a major player among today’s social media channels. While there are many reasons for this, a standout is its ability to personalize curated boards around topics of interest. From recipes to workouts, interior design, fashion and more, there seems to be an endless trove of content opportunities on Pinterest for companies to showcase their offerings. Read on!
WISDOM LONDON | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
[Blog] Influential Potential
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Blog at WordPress.com. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « Experiments in Social Media Number 2, Part 1: Conversations with Power Ever Wondered About… Issuu » Influential Potential By Jill Ruthenberg Twitter Twitter Twitter. Does it make a difference? Yes, you have a lot of followers, but does that mean you have influence? According to a recent study by HP Labs, “The correlation between popularity and influence is weaker than it might be expected” (which we half expected). We think this is where the true value lies.
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.
PAMORAMA | THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010
[Blog] Social Media Monitoring Tools: An Overview
link] Vuepoint Creative Blog: Just another WordPress weblog [.] You can monitor blog comments, mentions in the media, traffic [.] pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Social Media Monitoring Tools: An Overview by Pam Dyer on January 7, 2010 Share This terrific SlideShare presentation was created by Stefan Betzold, a partner at pier314 , a digital media consulting company in Hamburg, Germany. Key elements and features of each are shown, along with test cases, examples, and advantages/limitations. Please leave a comment!
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
[Blog] Spin Sucks Brings You: The Best Year Ever!
So if you are ever free for a nice glass of wine let me know as I turn this blog into my personal dating website. Related Stories Things to Do While the Boss is On Vacation The 11 Most Read Blog Posts of 2014 (and a Bonus!) By Lindsay Bell-Wheeler It’s New Year’s Eve at Spin Sucks !! Ok, I know, it’s New Year’s Eve everywhere, but I wanted to get that keyword in there. Whether you’re heading out to a huge sparkly party tonight, or settling in for a quiet night with loved ones, ringing in a brand new year is exciting. Some have been in accidents.
JACOB MORGAN | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
[Blog] The Importance of Stories
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER The Importance of Stories View Comments November 23rd, 2009 A few weeks ago I attended the Social Networking World Forum in Santa Clara. If anything, the event was worth it just to hang out with Tim Moore , Michael Brito , and Ty Downing. If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. The whole idea was to give on person the opportunity to be the caretaker for the Queensland islands. Stories are powerful because they provide meaning and context to something.
JACOB MORGAN | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
[Blog] Why do Enterprise 2.0 Market Predictions Vary so Greatly?
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Why do Enterprise 2.0 blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0, If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. Market Predictions Vary so Greatly? The topics of our discussions were around Social Media, the emerging Enterprise 2.0 capabilities?
JACOB MORGAN | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009
[Blog] Enterprise 2.0: Paradigm Shift or Incremental Change?
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Enterprise 2.0: blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0, If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. Paradigm Shift or Incremental Change? The topics of our discussions were around Social Media, the emerging Enterprise 2.0 TAGS: enterprise 2.0
STAY N' ALIVE | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
[Blog] Christmas Recipes From My Daughter (Stay N Cooking)
The following was just posted on my daughter's cooking blog - try it out and let me know what you think!: Ho Ho Ho here is some awesome christmas recipes from santa!!! Awsome frosting tip! frost a cookie ( for starters preferably a oreo) with white frosting and drop 1 drop of red food coloring in the center of the cookie and be carful and make swirls out of it on the cookie. There's more! Click here to read more of this article over on Stay N Cooking. cookies social christmas recipes christmas cooking
SOCIALNOMICS | SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
[Blog] The State of Royalty Free: A Social Marketers Guide to Using Visual Content
Before you copy and paste to your blog post, visit Creative Commons. Adding video to blog posts generates 267 percent more links than a text post. The best social marketers tell the story behind the brand. But why paint pictures through words when images are worth so much more? Visual content drives engagement 90 percent faster than text , states Hubspot. Images and video enable media strategists to portray a brand or message through interactive experiences that pique user interest. Plenty of gray area exists within the diverse and complex landscape of visual online content.
ACIDLABS | MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
[Blog] An open message to Tom Watson
That said, I’ll leave most of the commentary to the UK folk who’ve commented on your blog post. Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community. An open message to Tom Watson April 13, 2010 in posts Tom, while I can never vote for you, as I live on the other side of the world, I think you’re setting the standard with your digital pledges as a part of your election campaign. They are closer to you than I. Continue to make and take a stand.
SOSHABLE | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
[Blog] How-To Never Miss a Profile Update again on Facebook
Read more Social Media News on the Soshable Blog. Facebook can easily become cluttered as the newsfeed moves in real-time which means that you could be missing some great content from your family and friends. We have ditched checking out profiles from long ago and rarely want to go hunting through someone else’s profile daily (even though the timeline has organized it better for us on Facebook, we just simply do not have the time). Besides, one friend turns into too many and Facebook already eats up a lot of our time. Here is How-To Never Miss a Profile Update again on Facebook. 1.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
[Blog] Why I’m Not Renewing My PRWeek Subscription
The truth is. I can get the latest industry news on Twitter or through other industry pubs or blogs which are free – often faster; PRWeek ‘s surveys are rarely pertinent to me as a solo practitioner, and as for the special reports… don’t we have enough special reports going around? Last week. received my third reminder from PRWeek that the time is coming for me to renew my subscription. Which, of course, made me start thinking: do I want to renew my subscription? Image: Marc Amos via Flickr, CC 2.0. Do I need to renew my subscription? 12 monthly issues in print.
SOCIALFISH | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
[Blog] Stakeholders who are engaged online spend more with your organization.
From this MUST READ blog post about the study : Social media leaders understand and appreciate the magnitude of the shift in customer empowerment and the opportunities and risks that these tools create. “Well, duh,” I’m sure you’re saying. But as we all know, there are those out there in your organization so still need convincing. So here are TWO STUDIES to share with them. 1. Bain and Company Report. “Early adopters are gaining real economic value from their investments in social media. As a result, they approach their social media efforts differently.
JANET FOUTS | THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
[Blog] Social Networks and Privacy
Blogging and frequent updates on social networks can at least let people know where you are and if the communications stop or radically change, your friends will be paying attention. After all, if you own a home it’s likely anyone who wants to can search online tax records and find your address and more personal information. This is especially true when you are on multiple networks. Think of your online conversations as an aggregate whole and not just one network at a time. You can’t mention activism and social media without James Karl Buck coming up. Get a P.O. Bottom line?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
[Blog] Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture
Yet we’re not writing blog posts about Nielsen being an abomination. Other than signing book deals, the favorite sport of the social media punditry these days seems to be bashing Klout. The pugilists are plentiful, and appear to be trying to win a merit badge for dismissiveness. The most recent example was from B2B social media thinker Paul Gillin who wrote a post unveiling the flaws in Klout’s ranking scheme. Gillin is sharp enough to see the underlying challenge of trying to attach a number to something as amorphous as online influence, and point it out to his readers.
STAY N' ALIVE | TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
[Blog] Facebook Family: Preserving Your Family Tree Through Social Media
This post is a guest post from Joe Baker, a long time reader of this blog and as I think you can see, a great writer. always give credit with a link back to your site or blog. This post is a guest post from Joe Baker, a long time reader of this blog and as I think you can see, a great writer. always give credit with a link back to your site or blog. Moving forward, I'm going to start featuring more guest bloggers. While kicking a roll of tape back and forth, I noticed an unsealed box with no label. Horror! How did I get this box?” With at least 4.6
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
[Blog] Become More Personable, Not a Person
This post ran originally on the Vocus blog. Several years have passed since the personal branding revolution took the Internet by storm. What have we learned? Are brands becoming more personable and have people become, well, more iconic? Probably a little of both. However, we have also seen many examples of brands acting quite silly while they mime people, and the very public fallibility of the human condition. At the crux of both extremes is the core definition of the general term brand. And yes, there are a ton of definitions. Brands Who Try to Be Like People. Image by Billy Hulbert.
MOBILEGROOVE | MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
[Blog] Small Business: Embrace Mobile To Engage Consumers
In this series of companion posts over at the YP blog I explore why ‘discoverability’ is the first and critical stage in the purchase funnel, and look at why context is key in the strategies that will help small businesses reach consumers on-the-move and “at the point where it makes the most sense for them.” From searching for retailers and businesses nearby to conducting commerce and transactions, we have clearly come to rely on our mobile phones to access advice and make the right decisions. ” Read the full post here. Related articles.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
[Blog] Build Your Connections Before You Need Them
Do you have some time to meet to discuss your process? I’ve heard about some of your new initiatives and thought there might be some opportunities for collaboration. I’m looking for some suggestions for navigating the politics of a situation. I am writing a blog/ article and was hoping to solicit your expertise in this area. I was wondering if you’d be interested in joining our group/team at an upcoming staff meeting? Commenting on a thought-provoking blog post or acknowledging a speaker after a talk are easy ways to make initial connections. People you already know and value.
SOCIALFISH | TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
[Blog] Upcoming social media events in DC
It’s by the people who published the 2010 Digital IQ Index for the Public Sector that we covered on this blog. Not one, but two events that I’d love to attend are just around the corner– The Social Graph Clinic DC , and What’s Next DC. As it happens, both are taking place in Washington, DC at George Washington University. So get ready to mark your calendar, and take advantage of the SocialFish discount codes. The Social Graph Clinic DC. Thursday, January 20 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Use SocialFish as your discount code before January 15 to save 25%. Featured
ENGAGING BRAND | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
[Blog] Why timelines restrict our social media thinking
For instance pamphlets just like blogs made us communicate feverishly.then we can do that.well we move on.maybe to TV or You Tube.maybe to meetings or social networking. What that means is that just creating a blog won't change the world anymore.learn from history, learn from how socialising evolved.it is finding what feels new due to technology but safe because it is how we adapt to newness. Being at #digcult12 has made me think about how we tend to make time a constraint.not in terms of time management per se, but how it makes us think in a linear fashion. The problem is this.
SPIN SUCKS | THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
[Blog] How Important Is It to Unplug | Spin Sucks
Although I do get antsy if I haven’t blogged in a while… Gini Dietrich Reply: August 27th, 2010 at 9:17 am Danny, the only time I’ve known you NOT to blog is when you were out for health reasons and there was still activity on your blog. just have a ton of ideas bubbling around in my head, and I always want to blog them right there. The only concern I have is that it takes away attention from the main post itself – I’ll be looking at how many folks click through to the fuller article on the originating blog. Blog Roll Book Rec.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012
[Blog] dot coma – Are Domain Names Even Relevant Now?
Five years after the brewery tour “swindle” of Guinness, my Internet Direct pal sold the beer.com domain name to Molson for several MILLION dollars. (I did not have a piece of that action, which is why I’m writing this blog instead of sunning myself in Barbados). is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. I have been in digital marketing a long time. How long? When I started, domain names were free , because why would anyone pay money for something of no consequence? Fast forward. ” Fast forward. And you?
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
[Blog] What the Heck is So.cl and What Does it Mean?
send Bing into the stratosphere or will it end up being flash in the pan? It’s still too soon to tell, but I can say that we certainly are going to have a lot to blog about for the next few months. At this point you’ve probably heard something about So.cl. At first I heard people say that it was going to go up against Facebook and Google+, even though anyone with a cursory knowledge would know that it’s not the case. I also have colleagues tell me that this shows that Facebook is getting into search engine marketing, but I think that’s not the case either. But, what, exactly, is it?
DANNY BROWN | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
[Blog] Personal Marketing with Canadian Pet Connection
They take that same family-friendliness online, where the Canadian Pet Connection blog is full of great pet advice as well as featured people and local businesses; their Facebook Page is a fun mix of advice, questions and best Christmas films for pets(!); and their Twitter stream is a constant of chat, tips and facts. How are you influenced? By adverts? Marketing campaigns? Email blasts? Word-of-mouth? little bit of each? How about personal marketing? know I would. Case in point – pet health nutritionists Canadian Pet Connection ( disclosure – client ). Customers in Canada?
JEFF ESPOSITO | FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
[Blog] Death of Photography, Abandoned NOLA Six Flags and BAD Klout
this blog from Geoff Livingston has got an interesting debate on whether or not Instagram is ruining photography. My take on this is no, but it is something that scares hardcore photographers at times because it is kinda like blogs way back when – something cool, but doesn’t replace traditional mediums. Photos Of The Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans – this is an awesome photo blog that mixes Armageddon with awesome and some serious sadness, which means click the damn link. Today is one of those days that is both awesome and shitty at the same time. Five for Friday
JACOB MORGAN | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
[Blog] Collaboration Delivers on Value But Where’s the Money?
Consider this comment that Marc Strohlein left on my blog a while ago: “The concern over ROI is a passing phase as we move from hierarchical command control organization structures to network organizations. When organizations deploy collaborative technologies and strategies to connect and engage their people and information they see all sorts of benefits. So, theoretically there should be a lot of money that is being either made or saved as a result right? There are two possibilities. The second is that we have a hard time translating intangible assets to tangible dollars.
WEB METRICS GURU | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
[Blog] Interviews in Social Media Monitoring Book [link]
have highlighted people in the ebook that also have contributed to my Social Media Analytics book that is coming out on August 19th (see sidebar of this blog for more details. suggest everyone reading my blog go and download the Social Media Monitoring Book at [link] and read it. I got word from Murray Newlands (www.affiliateheat.com) that his Social Media Monitoring eBook (free) is out and he’s interviewed me as part of the book. Here’s a list of who is interviewed in the Social Media Monitoring eBook. This book is an introduction to Social Media Monitoring.
IT'S JOSIP NOT JOSEPH | THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
[Blog] How We Must Mobile Market To Millennials [PODCAST]
Home It’s Josip Archives Let’s Talk The Word on the Web How We Must Mobile Market To Millennials [PODCAST] Written on August 12, 2010 by Josip Petrusa 0 Comments Tweet Share 1 save If the title of today’s article seems similar that’s because it is. Last week I wrote an article by the of title, “ Why and How You Should Be Mobile Marketing to Millennials. And since that point last week, I’ve been receiving some pretty good buzz and feedback. The resulting impact was, well, cool. Of course I was flattered. And of course I did it. She Unported License.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
[Blog] Social Media Optimization 3 Steps to Tweeting with a Purpose
The ability to easily curate content using the browser bookmarklet. I can find an interesting blog post, and send it out in about 3 seconds. This is very handy for people that tweet new blog posts more than once (like me). Social media optimization gives you the ability to not waste bullets. Every tweet and status update has a cost associated with it. Perhaps not a direct financial cost, but a real, and at times considerable labor cost. Alternatively, it’s time you could be spending watching Project Runway. Or hanging out with your kids. Or making fun of Lebron.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
[Blog] 3 Key Roles to Make Your Social Team Scalable
————– This is the third in a 7-week blog post series covering themes included in The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter, and More Social - my new book with Amber Naslund , debuting February 1 ( pre-orders and first chapter for free available now ). Steps To Finding Your Niche On Social Media Sites (The Arkayne Blog). Tweet One of the continuous discussions and questions surfacing in the social media chatterbox is that of “ who owns social media? ” Is it marketing? Public relations (PR)? Customer service? The answer is.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
[Blog] How To Get Your Audience Involved With Pinterest
Your social media manager or the person that typically maintains and updates your Facebook page, blog, and Twitter account is the right person for this job. Have link buttons on your website and blog to direct the audience to your Pinterest page and encourage them to follow your boards. The newest and biggest online craze involves social media, pictures, and pinning. Pinterest is an online vision board that allows users to create their own boards so they are able to pin their favorite finds for inspiration and ideas. Post, write, and tweet weekly about Pinterest. Happy pinning!
KYLE LACY | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
[Blog] And You Don’t Know What to Do. So Jump!
But all the Tweet Laters & scheduled posts & syndicated messages will not account for the time & effort it takes to make this stuff look as easy & inviting as everyone dreams it to be when they first blog, tweet and share something on Facebook. In his keynote address during the 2009 Blog Indiana Social Media and Bloggging Conference, Chris Brogan told us the crowd about how he used to leverage every penny and free moment he had to attend every scheduled industry conference he could find. The first one I’ll be hitting is Blog Indiana at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
FEVER BEE | SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
[Blog] Access Levels And New Features
For most communities, I'd remove document creation, blog posts, polls, events, ideas, videos, and anything else that distracts from creating discussions. Take a look at this image below: That's a LOT of things a member can do. Needless to say, most communities don't need any of these. It's only once the discussions are going that you might want to consider adding new features. For now, it's a distraction. Even better, why not gradually let members have access to more features the more they have participated?
SPIN SUCKS | TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
[Blog] Would You Like Vocal Fries With that Order?
P.S. – And Craig: I fer sure, like totally won’t be sending in my… like…resumeeeee… The views expressed in this blog post are mine and mine alone and do not necessarily reflect those of the Chairman, Commissioners, nor my colleagues at my Secret Government Employer. Today’s guest post is written by Mark Story. . Recently, Fast Company ran an article called “ The Verbal Tic Of Doom: Why The ’Vocal Fry’ Is Killing Your Job Search, ” by Craig Chappelow. The premise of the article is this: Craig’s organization, the Center for Creative Leadership of Greensboro, N.C., So he called her.
SIMON MAINWARING | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
[Blog] Social Media Informer: Where social media content gets together
You may have noticed there is a new badge at the bottom right of my blog which is titled Social Media Informer. You can search by those topics or by authors’ names and be directed back to their blogs. wanted to share the site with you so you can take advantage of the resource as well. Personally I find all the inbound information every day pretty overwhelming and welcome the chance to fast track my filtering process. That’s what I do with Social Media Informer. It’s That way you can make sure that you have a balanced and fully informed perspective.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
[Blog] 8 New B2B Video Content Marketing Trends
Use footage from an event to create a highlights reel and embed it into your recap blogs and social media posts. The “play” button is the most compelling action on the web. This is the sentiment that started the Vidyard Ignite conference – the first-of-its-kind event specifically designed to address the issues that B2B marketers face when it comes to creating video. While it’s well understood that video marketing is an extremely unique and valuable tactic to reach consumers effectively, marketers often feel paralyzed by the daunting task of creating useful videos. People Love to Laugh.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010
[Blog] Podcast: What are STAFDA Distributors Doing to Weather This Downturn?
Leave a Reply Cancel reply John Sonnhalter Welcome to my blog, Tradesmen Insights. Blog at WordPress.com.Marketing to the professional tradesman in the Construction, Industrial and MRO markets Home About Me Contact Market Overviews Newsletter Podcasts Services Podcast: What are STAFDA Distributors Doing to Weather This Downturn? recently caught up with Tom Hammel from Contractor Supply magazine, and he was able to share some insights as to what STAFDA distributors were doing to get them through the 2009 downturn. Tom shares his thoughts here. take my survey [link].
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
[Blog] How to Market Your Conference or Party Using Social Media
Encourage them to spread information about their participation via their blogs or social media accounts. Create a separate website, Facebook account and a blog for your event where you will keep all these promotional materials, as well as interesting content giving the attendees a taste of what they are going to see. But how to make sure that people find out about it? The answer is simple: use social media. And here is how. 1. Non-Generic Visual Countdown. As a result we have a shortening attention span – “TL;DR” turned into a real Internet epidemic. Socialnomics
CHRIS BROGAN | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
[Blog] Where do you Decide to Post Which Kind of Content?
My blog, [chrisbrogan.com] , exists for Google to absorb so that you can find it. And there is one strong intent with my blog: once you find me, I really really really want you to stick around, and by that, I mean, I want the opportunity to earn your attention. To that end, where I really want the interaction with you isn’t necessarily on the blog. It’s on my newsletter , which is quite different than my blog. My blog is wonderful for what it does: get your eye. To this end, I write posts that you might find useful on my blog. My home base.
FEVER BEE | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
[Blog] Friday Community Traditions
Yet, like many other activities mentioned on this blog, they’re a proven tactic. Traditions help develop a sense of community amongst members and stimulate participation. Don't dismiss them as dumb, try one. Fridays are an excellent opportunity to encourage an off-topic tradition. People expecting something fun and different. They want something to smile about before the weekend. Here are a few ideas to consider: Craziest weekend plan award. Who has the craziest or most bizarre weekend plan? After 24 hours close the thread with a message announcing the winner.
CONVERSTATIONS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
[Blog] 5 Ways to Make Your Startup Attractive for Social Media Engagement
Related Stories 21 Best Business Blogging Tips Slide Decks that LIFT 4 Simple Steps to Help You Improve Your Marketing Strategy Driving Car Comfy. Written by Larry Alton As a startup, you probably have ambition to spare, but when it comes to social media engagement you can’t depend on drive alone. Social media (SM) management is both an art and a skill, but you might not be able to squeeze a professional manager into your budget quite yet. In this case, and for all businesses, you have to start with making your company appealing for SM platforms in the first place.
CONVERSTATIONS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
[Blog] Shocking: Most Small Businesses Don???t Have a Website
From there, you can branch out to prime social media management , blogging and other options if you like. Written by Larry Alton. It might seem like everyone is online these days, but numbers dont lie: The majority of small businesses actually dont have a website. Youve probably stumbled across this before when Googling a specific caf or boutique, or if you look up the best reviews for a restaurant in a city only to find they dont have a website. If youre lucky, they might have a social media page, but even these are often slim pickings. Getting started. Author Bio.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
[Blog] How NOT to Network on Twitter: 5 Common Pitfalls and how to Avoid Them
We’re exaggerating a little bit here, but twitter, much like blogging, can be a trap for some where they get really excited at first and tweet like crazy and then the excitement wears off and their tweets dwindle to once every couple of days, maybe once a week, and sometimes…months go by with no tweeting at all. There are countless articles circulating the Web about how to network on Twitter, how to get more Twitter followers, how to tweet, when to tweet, what to tweet, who to follow, what URL shorteners to use, Twitter SEO, and so on. Overzealous following. Tweeting TMI.
THE SOCIAL MEDIA INCUBATOR | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
[Blog] DocAS App Benefits Professionals and Students
The full version of the app with all the features mentioned in this blog and more, will cost you just $6.99. You might be looking for an app that allows you to view PDFs, write on them, convert to PDFs and annotate them, and take notes. This week’s SMI App of the Week allows you to do all those things right from your iPad! DocAS is an app that allows you to take notes, write down your ideas, annotate PDFs, present and read your documents, record meetings or classes, as well as share all of your notes/documents on your iPad. There is a DocAs Lite app that you can get for free.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
[Blog] #measurePR: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit with Beth Kanter
Beth also shared a great summary of tools often used by nonprofits from her blog, as well as a case study (among many!) on using data and social media for social justice outcomes (“Glenn,” in particular, cracks me up). Despite a hectic travel schedule, and recovering from the ‘flu, she graciously agreed to visit with #measurePR. And so began one of the most fun chats I’ve ever moderated (and I’ve moderated a LOT!). What is interesting about Katie and Beth is that they are classic examples of two leaders who are each stellar in their fields.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
[Blog] Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Video Content?
Visit them and they’re a mix of company hosted blog/website content and guest posts on reputable marketing sites. Results could inspire future blog posts, flowcharts, eBooks, infographics, and more. The popularity and variety of video platforms provides a prime opportunity to reach a large number of people and leave a lasting impression. But, what’s the secret sauce or winning formula for successful video content? There’s no shortage of content, opinions and tips on this subject. That’s enough to make any marketer go arghhhhhh ! Start your journey! Social Image of the Week
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
[Blog] 7 More Ideas to Boost Facebook Newsfeed Visibility
If you talk to your audience as though they’re a single person, your conversational-yet-authoritative voice will shine through, and you’ll be able to engage people. 3. Share Articles From Sources Other Than Your Blog. There’s nothing wrong with updates about your latest blog posts. Out of blog post ideas? Socialnomics authors have written several times before about the best ways to engage Facebook users. According to QuickSprout , Thursday and Friday are the best days to post on Facebook. Repurpose your old posts into new forms of content.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
[Blog] New Gap Logo Deserves Applause
If you’re a reader of this blog, you know I’m a huge fan of Harvard Business Review. I’m strugging to understand why everyone is making such a big deal about the new Gap logo. Sure, it looks like someone without any creativity designed it, but let’s be real – so did the original logo. So why, then, is everyone all up in arms about this? A few people DM’d me on Twitter asking me my thoughts and during the weekend I read what other bloggers and journalists have to say about it. disagree. Sure, a logo is design. But their bloggers got it totally wrong.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
[Blog] The Best Way to Keep Up With Marketing Technology and Trends
Most of us interact with Convince & Convert through blog posts and resources. Outside of the blog, though, Jay and the team didn’t have a great way to deliver agency-exclusive training materials. Image via BigStockPhoto.com Since the days of yore, marketing strategy has been designed for the same purpose: sell more stuff. Marketing tactics, on the other hand, are a different kind of animal. This beast is in a constant state of flux, whether you’re heads-down in social, search, or any ad space with more than a smidgen of competition. DataSift Who is Datasift?
JACOB MORGAN | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
[Blog] The Most Common Types of IT Resistance To Enterprise Collaboration and How to Deal With It
Furthermore, there are several free and/or low-cost options for collaborating, such as blogs and wikis. Based on a research report Chess Media Group released last year on the State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration , the most common types of IT resistance to collaboration are: it’s not a priority, there are security issues or threats, no manpower, and no budget. Let’s take a look at each one in more detail and explore how to deal with them when they come up. It’s Not a Priority. As with the manager resistance, fear and lack of education are a factor in why this isn’t a priority.
THE BLAKERY | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
[Blog] What Alfred Hitchcock Would Have Said About Facebook (For Business?)
One podcast show turned into a blog, which gave me the courage to do video interviews and eventually other media. I What would Alfred Hitchcock have to say about social media? His film Rear Window (1954) hits the premise of social media on the head. The film is about voyeurism. And as the script reads ”we’ve become a race of Peeping Toms.” Sixty Sixty years later I think Alfred would agree. Why are so many of us addicted to Facebook? Because Because we arguably enjoy watching others and being watched–this is not mean to sound creepy. We We are interested in each other’s stories. My boss?
THE BLAKERY | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
[Blog] Jean Nidetch, F.F.H. (Formerly Fat Housewife), Customer-Centric Crusader
Note from blogger: I wrote this for my previous blog at Customer Management IQ. On October 12, 1492, a man discovered America. On October 12, 1923, America discovered a lady who was born to discover Weight Watchers. He was Christopher Columbus. She was Jean Nidetch. He took the mystery out of the world. She took the L out of ‘Flab.’ We all know his story. Here is hers.*. Photo source. Taking the L out of Flab. For such a little lady Nidetch has a big personality—but she wasn’t always little. He drove a cab in addition to being one of the first food delivery entrepreneurs. F.F.H. M.S.N.s,