SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
[Blog] Go Social and Market More to Lobby for Customers
Start a blog – Smaller hotels should consider starting a travel blog or a blog featuring fun things to do in the area the hotel is located in. Blog articles can then be promoted on Pinterest and Twitter, shared with others and ultimately bring in more business to the hotel. Social media marketing isn’t just for online businesses or large corporations like Target and Walmart. It’s also used in the travel industry by airlines, car rental companies and hotels. Hampton created a video series featuring real, emotional stories from guests.
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
[Blog] Google Introduces Auto Insurance Shopping Site
Google announced on their blog today that they are launching Google Compare. Google Compare acts as a search engine for auto insurance quotes. The site will be starting in California and later expanding to more states. Conor Dougherty from The New York Times said, “Customers enter information like their name and driver’s license number, and the site provides quotes in a few minutes. If and when a customer buys, Google will collect a referral fee from insurers.” ” Check out the site here. Image from adwords.blogspot.com. Thumbnail from shutterstock.com.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
[Blog] A Legendary Copywriter’s Secret to an Unending Stream of Ideas
This guest post is by Josh Sarz of Sagoyism.com. I’m in love with blogging. It may not be huge for a lot of people who’ve been in the blogging biz for years, but it’s huge for me. My first few months of blogging flew by so fast, it seemed like only yesterday when I started writing online. My first blog was about everything under the sun. Tech, Social Media, Health, Entertainment and turtles were just a few of the topics my first blog covered. I was prolific. Don’t even think about what to write for your blog. Entertainment?
ARI HERZOG | MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015
[Blog] Strategies and Tips on Social Media Marketing
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. June 2010 seems like an eternity ago when I took initiative and created a LinkedIn Group to share strategies and tips in social media marketing. invited friends and industry colleagues to join and participate. They did that, and they told their friends. Over time, people none of us knew searched LinkedIn for keywords about social media marketing and also joined the group. They began posting valuable content. This is a screenshot of popular discussions as of March 30, 2015. There are over 16,000 LinkedIn members in the group today!
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014
[Blog] Care to Share? What Was YOUR Most Popular Post of 2014?
So what we wanted to know was – what is the most popular post on your blog this year? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. So last week we went right through the top five posts on ProBlogger 2014 in each of the categories of monetization, creating content, social media, writing, and general tips. Some of them were surprising, but most weren’t – good advice is good advice, after all! know a lot of you have seen real results from making these changes to the way you work. Can you see why it was popular? Is it a topic you can find a new angle on? Care to Share?
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2009
[Blog] Community manager as babysitter, referee and therapist
Someone else says an online foe is stalking their comments and following them around commenting on every blog they comment on. I’m also dealing with claims of what is supposedly a rogue group that targets specific members. It has gotten so bad that I had to address the issue in a blog post last week that made me feel like a middle school teacher. I swear it gets so very childish and last week really took its toll. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl?
WEB METRICS GURU | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
[Blog] QR Codes and Analytics Tracking
counts every time someone takes a picture of the QR code I have up in this blog and gives me stats on it, stats you can now have too. I was about to go to bed when I decided to try one more thing. You know the QR Codes that everyone is getting into now, they’ve been around forever but now are being used intelligently, and all you need is software on a mobile device that has a camera so it can take a picture of the QR codes. There’s a couple things you need to know. 1. Eats Google’s Balls. 2. QR Codes are the interface for Web Analytics is the 3D world, our world. Maybe I am.
ARI HERZOG | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
[Blog] When Wikipedia Misses the Facts
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Wikipedia prides itself on always providing a neutral point of view. As long as there is a reliable source without bias, their editors ensure the content is printed. Why, then, is the page on penguins lacking a 2008 scientific discovery by the BBC that penguins can fly? Did you see their video? Spheniscinae can fly. Pigs can’t fly but penguins can. Maybe that Wikipedia page should be edited? Or, maybe you were just pranked? In either case, I hope you have a wonderful April Fool’s Day. Thanks for reading. Musings
GAURAVONOMICS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
[Blog] Web-Native Transformative Newsrooms: An Ethnographic Study of Global Voices
In his study, Lokman compares mainstream professional newsrooms that have migrated online (“adaptive newsrooms) with web-native “transformative” newsrooms like Global Voices , which collects and translates blogs and citizen media from around the world in order to “aggregate, curate, and amplify the global conversation online – to shine light on places and people other media often ignore.”. Lokman Tsui has published his dissertation — titled ‘A Journalism of Hospitality’ — based on his four year ethnographic study of Global Voices. Share this on del.icio.us.
ENGAGE | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
[Blog] A Face for Radio: Writing Lessons Learned On Air
image: flowizm ] If you liked this, try: Lead and I Will Follow: On Writing Good Leads 5 Tips to Fight the Writing Procrastination Gremlins Conquer the Writing Process (Or Let it Conquer You) What Making Sandwiches Taught Me About Marketing 5 Reasons You Hate My Blog Posts Tagged as: Audience , Insight , Queens , Radio , Radio broadcasting , Washington D.C. Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment Previous post: Want Infinite Blog Post Ideas? Engage Content marketing resources and insights from content marketing professionals. Home 1. Strategy 2. Creation 3. Management 4. Makes sense.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
[Blog] China Social Media: 6 Critical Sites
China blocked Twitter and other micro-blog technology (Fanfou.com) in 2009 when riots started in the Western region of Xinjiang. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google and others are blocked in China. Roughly 30% of China (1.3 billion) is online vs. roughly 75% in the U.S. This equals 390 million Chinese online, more than the entire U.S. population (310 million). Important Chinese Sites: Weibo: The Twitter of China. Weibo remains and is growing. Interestingly enough, 140 characters maximum isn’t as limiting in Chinese as it is in English. Youku and Tudou: Think YouTube/Hulu marriage.
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
[Blog] Moving Beyond the Social Customer into the Era of Customer Engagement
To follow Paul’s thinking on this shift toward the Era of Customer Engagement, sign up for his updates on his own blog or on ZDNet. We recently connected with Paul Greenberg , one of the most respected minds in marketing, technology and CRM (albeit for a short catch-up). Staring at the Social Customer Is Over. Paul was among the early advocates of the social customer, defined by him in one of his recent posts on ZDNet as “a technology savvy, peer trusting, highly demanding, relatively affluent customer who leverages the web for conversations that can impact business.” Mike Lewis.
LOUIS GRAY | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
[Blog] OneTrueFan Adds Personalized Hot News From Your Friends
One recent share I made of Micah Baldwin's " It All Changes When the Founder Drives a Porsche " article gained more than 1,000 clickthroughs, passing the points to me and making me the OneTrueFan of Micah's blog - which I was already, but now is confirmed by irrefutable science. OneTrueFan is looking to be more than a badge-creating Web surfer tracking toolbar gimmick. Quietly launched at the end of last week and being publicly unveiled today, OneTrueFan has added a "Your Hot News" tab to every user's profile, showing items that are popping throughout your network of connections.
LOUIS GRAY | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
[Blog] Apple, Google Agree Web is Future of Software Delivery
Back in 2007, more than three years ago, I was begging for it in a piece I had posted to The Apple Blog ( Solving Software Purchases the iTunes Way ). Apple's announcement this morning of a Mac App Store , part of OS X 10.7 Lion starting next year, and for 10.6 users as soon as 90 days from now, spells another nail in the coffin for the retail box model of software discovery, purchase and installation. The concept of an iTunes-like software delivery method for purchasing is hardly groundbreaking. Interestingly, at the time of my post, Apple had only focused on media with iTunes.
KOKA SEXTON | SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010
[Blog] One of my Favorite Grayson Pictures
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MINDJUMPERS | WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
[Blog] Case: The Swedish Army Makes You Think outside The Box – from within The Box!
They tweet, post and blog about their own life and don’t leave their comfort zone in the process. Tweet Recruiting soldiers to the army can be a mission impossible in a time where personal comfort is treasured and creation of identity happens online. At least, this was the starting point for the agency DDB’s target group understanding when the Swedish Army released their new recruitment plan: engagement on partly the technological terms of the target group as well as the physical reality of the company. Who cares? So, what did they do exactly? It’s a success! And was it a success?
MINDJUMPERS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
[Blog] DooID – An Alternative to About.me and Flavors.me?
Tweet Recently, I wrote a blog post about the platforms of About.me and Flavors.me to figure out which one is the best, when wanting to manage one single identity that gather your profiles from various social media platforms you are active on. However, I recently received an e-mail, where it was drawn to my attention that an innovative alternative to both About.me and Flavors.me was launched a while ago. This platform is called DooID and it is a One-Stop Virtual Business Card that links friends, contacts and clients to your networking websites, business info and contact details.
MINDJUMPERS | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
[Blog] Jumo – the Non Profit Social Network Has Launched
Tweet Written by Tehneyat who currently resides in London, United Kingdom from where she is blogging for Mindjumpers. Jumo , a new social networking platform for non-profit that we blogged about a few months ago, launched in its beta version yesterday. You can follow Tehneyat on Twitter @tehneyat. The purpose of Jumo is to connect people to organisations. This is done if you sign up and connect through Facebook. Based on your likes and interests on Facebook, Jumo will suggest organisations for you according to your and your friends interests. Sign up. Browse causes.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
[Blog] Toon Time: Nice to Tweet You
Her background is in marketing and creative writing, and she riffs about writing right at her blog, Write Right (so write right, don’t make her use her red pen). Ed: seeing as how it’s “holiday week” here in the U.S., we decided to give the WUL team a bit of a break. So we’re re-running some older posts … not necessarily the ones that got huge numbers of comments, but the ones that are personal favorites of the team. Today’s pick (by J im Dougherty ) is one of Erin Feldman’s first cartoons from her “Waxing Off with Sarah and Sheldon” series (a WUL exclusive!).
MOBILEGROOVE | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
[Blog] Top Tips To Scale Your Social Media
Having everyone on the same page also frees you up to eliminate/rethink “strategic” social media efforts (such as the CEO’s blog…) that are not producing results. What is “success” on social media? Your social media marketing is successful when it consistently achieves real, measurable results for your business or organization. Success means you are effectively engaging your target audiences on all of the different social channels on which they are active. More importantly, you are also “giving back” to your online communities. Fan-tastic! But now what? toss the rest! Checklist. 1.)
THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
[Blog] 5 Social Tricks of The Vulture Economy
People join groups, read blogs and engage in conversations that have an affinity to their intents and interest. Individuals and organizations are using the web as a means to “exploit people’s interest and intents. The term “ exploitation may carry two distinct meanings: The act of using something for any purpose. In this case, exploit is a synonym for use. The act of using something in an unjust or cruel manner. An Exploitative Economy? The economics of the web are driven by intent and interest. After all isn’t that capitalism? You can see this everyday.
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
[Blog] [VIDEO] Fun at #IBMConnect w/ @Sandy_Carter (Shout-Out to @Tom_Peters) #IBM #SocBiz
Great, just have your blog set up to publish your emails into posts! A good way to measure the success of an event is how much you end up posting about it after it’s all over. Here we are, a month after the 2014 IBM Connect Conference , and I still have more exciting content to share with you. In this video, I had a chance to speak with Sandy Carter (@ Sandy_Carter ), whose contributions to our chapter on social executives in our Amazon best-selling book The Social Employee were absolutely invaluable. How do you make social work for you ? What excites you? So what excites you?
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 2011
[Blog] Differentiating in a Sea of Sameness
Consider the common complaint that all of the social media books, A-List blogs , and retweeting fans say the same things. Without uniqueness, new blogs, causes, services and products are doomed to live in the second tier, offering a slightly less or more brilliant version of the market leader’s products. Maturation in social media marketing has created a sea of sameness, where conversations revolve around listening, responding, strategy, ROI, influence, etc. Differentiation distinguishes ideas, services and products. Differentiation gets back to basic product marketing.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
[Blog] Give People a Chance in Their Darkest Hour
No one will remember you for your blog rank or your follower count. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. In hopes of helping to raise money and prevent unnecessary deaths, I am reposting my original thoughts from two years ago when Trey Pennnington died. When a suicide happens it is a horrific moment in time. Fellow bloggers Olivier Blanchard and Margie Clayman joined me today to fundraise for IMALive’s 24-7 suicide prevention chat service in memory of Trey Pennington, who passed away almost two years ago to this day. 250 Complete Blanchard/Livingston book set. It really is.
MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
[Blog] Creativity 2010 - Week #5
Innovation Blogs - A directory of blogs focused on innovation. This week’s top creativity links from My Creative Team: Alternative Scenarios - Scenarios are qualitatively different descriptions of plausible futures. They can give you a deeper understanding of potential environments in which you might have to operate and what you may need to do in the present. Scenario analysis helps you to identify what environmental factors to monitor over time, so that when the environment shifts, you can recognize where it may be headed.
SOSHABLE | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
[Blog] What is Google Engage?
Read more Social Media News on The Soshable Blog. There is a new addition to the Google Ads family, known as Google Engage. membership offered to businesses that reside in the U.S. and Canada that enables your company to grow via the help of an AdWords consultant. If you are eligible ( check all eligibility here ) than you will receive the ability to gain access to phone support, webinars and online training sessions. The objective is to help current agencies that offer Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimization to Website development and Online Advertising.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
[Blog] Paying Employees for Innovative Ideas: Why It Doesn't Work | Spin.
blog post with his advice on keeping yourself safe online is forthcoming, but today I want to talk about the discussion we had around paying employees for innovative ideas. 17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. Cool idea, right? vehemently disagree. love being able to buy wine and shoes. Or does it?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
[Blog] This May Be the Most Daring Holiday Social Media Content Yet
This approach is also a great way to visually share list style blog entries on social media sites. Just when you thought the holidays were over, I’m urging you to indulge me in one more post on seasonal social media content. As a thank you for your patience, I’ve sourced something hilarious. If you’ve never heard of or followed Innocent Drinks , a wholesome smoothie, juice and veggie pots brand based out of the UK, now is the time. Chart One: Your New Year’s resolutions – how realistic are they? Chart 3: Waking up with a New Year’s Day hangover.
SOSHABLE | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2009
[Blog] Facebook Fan Page Tips
Facebook Widgets On Your Blog. Blog Promotion. Read more about Facebook on this Social Media Marketing Blog or learn how to take advantage of Automotive Social Media. Blast. SocialMouths has put together an excellent list of 10 steps to make your Facebook fan page shine. would love to add, but they/he did an excellent job at wrapping it up. Here’s the list, but visit SocialMouths for the details: Insights (Your In-House Analytics). Vanity URL. Big Profile Pic (Banner Style). Invitations & Bulk Messages. Twitter Integration. FBML Landing Page. Facebook Ads.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
[Blog] Can The Hub-And-Spoke Content Plan Succeed?
That should be your website with a blog. You want a blog because it’s the easiest and most effective way to keep your website up-to-date with fresh and unique content. These are the posts you set up in social media circles, other blogs, forums, and where ever your target audience can be found. Content marketing is more than just creating content and spraying on the wall of the Internet in hopes that something will stick. You have to have a plan. But which plan is the best plan? With this plan, what you do is establish your home base – your hub. Give it a try.
ABSOLUTE PA | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011
[Blog] Alicia on Dream Corner, London’s OnFM 101.4
Viv and I had a lot of fun talking about social media and how Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blogging can help small and local businesses promote their goods and services to a wider audience, creating a stronger community network. I was pretty nervous about being on the radio let alone being interview for an hour! Last month I was a guest at Dream Corner, a weekly radio show inspiring women of all ages to follow their dream and passion. The show, hosted by Viv Oyolu, airs on London’s independent radio station OnFM 101.4. Viv made me feel really comfortable.
SOCIAL WAYNE | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
[Blog] Day 1: People of color impacting the social web. Day 1. Anjuan Simmons #28DaysofDiversity
You can learn more about Anjuan by friending him on Facebook (facebook.com/anjuan0, following his Twitter feed (twitter.com/anjuan), or reading his blog (AnjuanSimmons.com). As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph.
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
[Blog] Want to Succeed in Social? Forget Followers. You Need Groupies
Be sure to regularly visit the home pages of your favorite blogs, associations, and news and magazine sites. I had a roommate in college who loved the rock band Pearl Jam. Back in the day, a lot of people loved Pearl Jam. But not like this. His was a special kind of love. He had every album. I’m not talking about studio LPs. That’s the stuff of pretenders—guys like me. I’m talking about bootlegs and B-sides, grainy live recordings from stadium shows and album release parties. Rare musical finds. He drove for hours, sometimes days, to catch a show. He’s a fanatic. Truly obsessed.
JOSH S PETERS | MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010
[Blog] How can multiple people use one Twitter account? | Shuaism
Home About eBooks Social Media and Internet Marketing Speaking Twitter Says You Are Here: Home » Microblogging , Social Media , Strategy , twitter » How can multiple people use one Twitter account? How can multiple people use one Twitter account? Written on January 18, 2010 by Josh Peters in Microblogging , Social Media , Strategy , twitter 1 Comment - Leave a comment! Well in a word Cotweet. In multiple words it would be that there are several services available like Cotweet, TweetFunnel , Hootsuite , and Splitweet which can help you achieve the goal of multiple users, one account.
DANNY WHATMOUGH | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010
[Blog] Buzz asks more questions than it solves
There’s been a mad rush in the last 24 hours to blog and tweet about the latest social media craze – Google Buzz. always try and take a step back and avoid the urge to blog immediately but, as the day has gone on and as I have read more and more about it, there are a few initial thoughts that spring to mind that I thought I’d jot down. A few caveats. Tweet. It’s rarely possible to objectively comment on something this new until you’ve tried it and lived with a for a bit, but such is the pace of social media…! This is not a Buzz v.
ENGAGE | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
[Blog] Election by Design: 6 Examples of Print Coverage
One minute you’re brainstorming art for a long-form science feature, and the next you’re creating a blog post about the top 10 diet tips of 2012. The content business can be pretty scattershot. . Sometimes, though, an event is big enough that it keeps coming up. It unites your work even as it divides hardcore political creatures and Twitter pundits. I am speaking, of course, of the 2012 election. When you’re covering an election for different organizations, your approach is likely to be as different as those organizations— and their editorial goals. Art director: Kevin Hambel).
JEFF ESPOSITO | FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
[Blog] Social Media: Personal or Impersonal?
This goes for both companies and individuals. As an individual who loves building relationships through social media, it infuriates me when people say Twitter, Facebook, blogging, and any other social media tool makes us impersonal. founded a blog with eight other amazing PR professionals. These Christina is also co-founded PRBreakfastClub.com, an industry blog that covers an array of topics from social media to public relations with a big dose of humor. This is a guest post from Christina Khoury , a founding member of the PR Breakfast Club. About Christina Khoury.
JEFF ESPOSITO | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
[Blog] Using Social Media to Predict the NFL Season
You can also subscribe to the blog to ensure you receive the latest posts. « Previous Post Next Post » blog comments powered by Disqus Stay connected Recent Posts Can influence be bought? Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Using Social Media to Predict the NFL Season Written on September 9, 2010 by Espo in social media , sports Every year, industry pundits announce their selections for the upcoming NFL season using everything from their gut to film study or Madden simulations. Want to see how your team fared or who took home the title?
KOKA SEXTON | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009
[Blog] The 22 most unknown FREE things anyone can have.
Recycler’s last blog post. Mark Thomas’s last blog post. Join our nascent movement koka ¬ Interesting Reading… - The Blogs at HowStuffWorks #3454 March 2nd, 2009 at 11:59 pm [.] Profumi Donna’s last blog post. ¬ Tom #3590 March 13th, 2009 at 6:26 pm Also, at least in my local area, McDonald’s gives out free coffee from 5-8 AM Tom’s last blog post. Maybelline XXL’s last blog post. gnz©’s last blog post. Here’s a list of a few free things that might surprise you. good one to try is the BBC.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
[Blog] 10 Companies SOPA Could Destroy and Why
Tumblr – Many popular sites have a section related to sharing the content they house; among the buttons is a link to micro-blogging powerhouse Tumblr. One of 2011?s most hotly contested political issues, the Stop Online Piracy Act, has spilled over into 2012. Kate Croston of Internet Service penned a great post on SOPA and sent it our way. The The language and far-reaching implications of the bill have caused high-profile workers within the entertainment industry to publicly oppose it; even supporters admit that it could vastly change the internet as we know it.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
[Blog] 3 Things You Most Likely Do Not Know About Social Media Marketing
According to Blog For Web , this is one of the most common SMM mistakes that small businesses make. Most people think that social media marketing is really easy. They think that they just have to post some messages on Twitter or Facebook and that they will be successful in the future. That is definitely not the case. While social media is quite cheap for marketers, this does not mean that it is free. At the same time, there are many things that are not known by most people out there. Here are 3 that are really important to comprehend. Marketing Gurus Spend A Lot Of Money. Socialnomics
SOCIAL WAYNE | TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
[Blog] How to manage social media success like American Idol 2011 contestant Scotty McCreery
Every now and then you need to just say thanks to your blog readers, Facebook fans/likes, twitter followers and/or friends who share your content. 5. I’m not a huge American Idol viewer as a matter of fact I don’t watch a lot of TV outside of V (now canceled), Smallville (series just ended), sports and news. But when a North Carolina native makes it on the big screen especially in a reality contest I try to tune in and support. This year for American Idol, Scotty McCreery from Garner, NC is one of the top three finalist. yall come out tmrrw for all the fun! IM COMING HOME!
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
[Blog] The Post-writing Rules I Always Break. Do You?
have an admission; I suffer from several deep-rooted blog-writing afflictions. Yes, I’ve read all those “15 rules of blog writing” posts, but I just keep breaking them. I’m not a tween, I’m not a Gen Y; I am a fully (over)grown copywriting female. like using odd and slightly unusual words in my blog posts; perhaps it’s the latent poet in me. often try to inject humour into my blog posts, even when they’re about really serious stuff like SEO. I’ve been warned against this time and time again. Not everyone is going to like your blog. have no excuses.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
[Blog] Why Your Customer Experience is Directly Tied to Your PR – Now.
17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. Picture a CEO in a suit, with a cigar in his mouth, saying to his PR team: “Our customers don’t know what they’re talking about.” I witnessed this reaction from a CEO (ok, sans cigar and suit) when he received unfortunate news from his PR team. Really bad. Thanks!
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
[Blog] Gin and Topics: History-Making Events
If you’re using Google+, I highly recommend you read and implement this blog post from Chris Penn. This blog post by Valeria Maltoni is a really good summation of her reaction to Sheryl Sandberg’s New Yorker article (below). Happy Friday! For those of us in the U.S. it really should be Thursday. love short weeks! So it’s been a week since Google+ launched and it’s starting to grow on me. think it’s going to (finally) kill email. Now I can update my work, friends, family, or 16 zillion other Circles, just like I would with email, but much more quickly.
ARI HERZOG | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
[Blog] September Thoughts on the Web
Visit the blog archive to read more articles on new and emerging media. Admiral Gary Roughead, the chief of U.S. Navy Operations, recently spoke at a public relations summit about the importance of social media in naval operations. later used parts of this speech in a social media marketing course, driving home the point that if the Navy can adapt then you can too. Further adaptions are occurring in higher education. Sherilynn Macale looks at the Twitter model which is carried over to graduate school application essays. professional goal?” Stop blaming tools and applications. Musings
SHIFT DIGITAL | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
[Blog] Beware of the Digital Dark Side
There are countless stories of people getting fired from their jobs for Facebook posts, Twitter rants and angry blogs. Emotions are part of being human and cannot be escaped even by the most disciplined among us. Life happens at a consistent and unstoppable rate whether we’re ready for it or not and no matter how much we prepare ourselves, things often happen that demand an emotional response. To add a little chaos to the mix, the context of the event can have a profound affect on how we respond. Enter Social Media. Relationships that take years to build can be destroyed in seconds.
ENGAGE | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012
[Blog] Can Someone Shed Some Ambient Light on the Photo Sharing Phenomenon?
If you are reading this blog and are this far into the article, you already understand the importance of content marketing. Post photos on your website or blog. You’ll notice that nearly every post on this blog has images associated with it. What’s the big deal about photo sharing on the web right now? Recently, there has been a surge of photography apps, social networks and websites that are not designed for working pros, but rather the average Joe. Since when did everyone become a photographer? Is that an "Inkwell" filter Joe? megapixels cost $5,000.
T2 SOCIAL | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
[Blog] “Do I Need a New Website?”
If you have a blog or share important information on your website (which you more than likely do) you’ll want to be sure that this content can be shared to social media. There are a few questions you need to ask yourself if you are trying to answer the question, “Do I need a new website?” ” Every so often, we sit down in front of our computers, open our homepages and ask ourselves this: Do I need a new website? It is a tough question to answer. On the one hand, we tend to have a particular affinity for our website. Is your website responsive? CALL TODAY!
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013
[Blog] Unlock the Power of Email To Grow Traffic and Profit: Melbourne ProBlogger Event
Next month on 24 May we will be running a day long workshop in Melbourne for bloggers on the topic of using Email to grow traffic and build profitability to your blog. Over the last few years we’ve run an annual training event for bloggers that helps hundreds of bloggers to grow their blogs. These annual events have been for up to 300 bloggers at a time and are held over two days covering many aspects of blogging. Getting Subscribers to Take Action (how to get them to visit your blog and buy your products). Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
WEB METRICS GURU | SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011
[Blog] Privacy is Dead and Web Journal April 20-22nd, 2011
Finally, I read in JaTIN’s blog that Most SEOs Feel Google Webmaster Tools Is Not Accurate but I wonder how many have actually tried Google Webmaster Tools in any kind of serious way? One reason why people who do SEO might feel Webmaster Tools isn’t effective is the information isn’t really used by many other third party tools and platforms; the only integration I know of is with Google Analytics. That’s scary, at least , to some people. This is a difficult nut to crack. It’s not cheap; a typical room uses three to five cases at $ 160 a pop.
SMTHREE | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
[Blog] Social Media – Why You Tube is not for you
If you spend any time reading the blogs and columns of advice on how to capitalize on social media, You Tube is almost always a part of the discussion. If you have the resources to outsource video production, well, you’re not reading this blog. I know – You Tube is the #2 search engine in the world. And, every minute of every hour of every day there is a lifetime of video uploaded to the site. If you placed all the You Tube videos end to end they would stretch to Jupiter and back (ok, I made up that last part.). All great stuff. Except for one little problem. NOW WHAT?
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
[Blog] Skype For Business Begins Rolling Out Publicly Today
To that end, it’s allowing admins the ability to switch between Skype for Business and the traditional Lync user interface, Microsoft explains in a blog post this morning detailing the changes. TechCrunch – Microsoft’s “Skype for Business,” which is designed to replace the company’s older enterprise communication tool Lync, is rolling out publicly today as part of the Office 2013 April update, the company announced this morning. It’s also now rolling out Skype for Business Online to its Office 365 customers who currently use Lync Online. Image from TechCrunch.com. General Web
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
[Blog] SEO Checklist
Wiki and Blogs – have you noticed that Wiki entries often appear at the top of the free listings? SEO is as important as the messages you’re trying to deliver. Today, we have a guest post from John Miller, President of Salient Software who’s been developing websites and SEO programs for the B-to-B space since the mid 90s. SEO rules change all the time (thanks to Google) and you need to continually keep up on the latest ways to stay ahead of the curve. John outlines some typical areas you need address. Enjoy. What does this mean to a website owner? Well, you can pay Google $.50-1.00
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
[Blog] Hollywood Films and Social Media: The New Art of Promotion
Here is what Bay said on his blog in regards to some Internet rumors about a certain casting choice: “I squashed a rumor that was on the Internet last week. Just a few short days after Bay’s blog post, MTV.com reported that Mark Wahlberg, the Oscar-nominated actor, had been added to Bay’s cast of “Transformers 4,” stepping into the leading man position held by Shia LaBeouf in the first three movies. Gone Viral. Buzz worthy. Reply. It was about Mark Walhberg. Mark was rumored to be starting in Transformers 4. Hollywood Screenings & Twitter.
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
[Blog] A Farewell to Content Overload
Image: D'Arcy Norman ] If you liked this, try: 5 Future-proof Ideas For Your Website Solve Problems for Your Customers with Content, Don’t Create New Ones What the Top 10 Blogs in Content Marketing Are Doing That You Probably Aren’t. W hen writing about simplicity, it’s almost impossible to not sound like a bumbling idiot. Therefore, I’ll get right to the point: Creating a simple interface for your content is the greatest thing you can do for your audience. Here are 5 reasons why: 1. Simple is less intimidating to the user. People are busy. Their time is valuable.
THE BLAKERY | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
[Blog] The Social Network: “Good Artists Borrow. Great Artists Steal.”
More related to something more serious than blogging on Livejournal. Kathy Herrmann once commented on my old blog. Last night I saw the Facebook film about Mark Zuckerberg “The Social Network based on Ben Mezrich ‘s 2009 nonfiction book The Accidental Billionaires. Fact or fiction, the film paints a very human portrait of seemingly insensitive Mark Zuckerberg. The film could have easily had a different name such as “Good Artists Borrow. Great Artists Steal, Misunderstood “ or even the old quote “Heavy is the head that wears the crown..
SOCIAL WAYNE | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
[Blog] Google releases new smartphone data showing how everything is going mobile
Promoting the webinar google published a blog post with a lot of data showing how everything is going mobile. via Smartphone user study shows mobile movement under way – Google Mobile Ads Blog. 79% of top advertisers don’t have a mobile optimized website. Today google is hosting a webinar called “ The Mobile Movement: Understanding Smartphone Users” at 11am PST/ 2pm EST ( Registration link ). It’s 2011 and you know how big the mobile/smartphone market is, so what are you waiting for? Contact me if you need help.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
[Blog] Learning About Creativity
Freedom Is Blogging In Your Underwear - Hugh MacLeod. I'm sure there is some kind of link between the freedom of blogging in your underwear and doing the work that really matters in your life. freedom is blogging in your underwear. There must be something in the air. While I am no Julien Smith when it comes to reading books , I am doing my best to maintain a high pace of book reading. consider myself a creative-type, but I'm often fascinated with both where ideas comes from and if there's anything I can do to help myself come up with even bigger ideas. arianna huffington.
ACIDLABS | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
[Blog] Urgency and Government 2.0
Pretty much as I said in my blog post last month “Does Gov 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. Urgency and Government 2.0 September 7, 2010 in posts Many people involved in the movement that is Government 2.0 want it to happen. Not least of all, I’ve been guilty of harbouring such desires. But perhaps it’s not necessary, as Andrea Di Maio noted recently. Passivity has no value in this case. So, no, Government 2.0
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010
[Blog] Photographs, Digital Rights & Social Media Events
Newspapers have been ravaged, and in some cases forced to shutter their doors thanks to digital classifieds and top tier blogs. Image by Vithaya Photography. I had the pleasure of being one of the guest models at last week’s Geek to Chic fundraising event. The next morning event photographer Moshe Zusman tagged me on Facebook with a great watermarked photo from my spin down the catwalk. cropped it and used it as my profile pic. Within hours I was told I needed to use a watermarked version of the photo or pull it down. For me, it was acceptable to use the photo for a profile pic.
WEB METRICS GURU | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
[Blog] AOL buys TechCrunch, the end of an Era plus The Social Network and Web Journal Sept 23rd – Sept 29th
But I wasn’t tired of writing, or speaking at events. I was tired of our endless tech problems, our inability to find enough talented engineers who wanted to work, ultimately, on blog and CrunchBase software. At this point, where else could TechCrunch go, they are already the top Tech blog and they already have been doing their own conferences, have their own TV Channel and in fact, have become almost a part of Mainstream Media and being bought by AOL just makes it official. According to Arrington… … The truth is I was tired. Will the brand be diluted? Probably.
BARE FEET STUDIOS | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
[Blog] Is it easy to tell if you are a scammer or straight-shooter?
Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > Activism , Branding , HowTo , Social Media > Is it easy to tell if you are a scammer or straight-shooter? By coincidence, Seth Godin tackles this topic of the tacky techie on his blog today : you can see the danger anyone who introduces new technology faces. Is it easy to tell if you are a scammer or straight-shooter? Later back at home I could Google him.
SOSHABLE | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012
[Blog] The Biggest Problem with Partnered Social Media: One-Size-Fits-All Doesn’t Work
Dealers and vendors who use Hootsuite or other tools to keep their Google+ updated have missed the point (this one topic could be a blog post of its own). Again, this is another blog post waiting to happen, but if there is nothing in the strategy that includes getting high-quality organic social interaction on your website, you don’t have a true social signals for search strategy in place. There is a rise in niche-level outsourced social media that is refreshing on one hand and discouraging on the other. It’s one of my biggest annoyances. Where’s the personality?
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
[Blog] What's Your Mother Worth?
Before getting all harsh on me for this blog post title. This is a fascinating Talks At Google from Joshua Klein. Klein is a hacker. Now, if the term "hacker" scares you, consider him a technologist who is fascinated with systems thinking. Some people may recognize him as the guy who trained crows to fetch lost change (no joke). He starts off this presentation by asking, "what''s your mother worth?" " and it just keeps getting more fascinating after that. This is all about reputation economics. What are you worth? What''s your reputation worth? Watch this.
FEVER BEE | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
[Blog] The Problem With Community Platforms (and asking the right questions)
We would love to have you and look forward to meeting many long-time readers of the blog. Discourse looks interesting. It looks sleek, modern, and displays most of what people need. It's also open-source. It might be a fantastic new community platform. It's going to tempt a lot of people to switch platforms.and this is the problem. Switching community platforms is one of the riskiest things you can do. The benefits are usually minimal and the dangers are colossal. Unless you picked a terrible platform initially, changing a platform won't help you much.
WWW.SKEPTICGEEK.COM | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
[Blog] DataSift Curation Engine Aims for Relevance in Real-time
An introductory video about Datasift was posted in their first blog post , which didn’t reveal much about how the platform works. blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe Recent Posts Do You Convert an Oops! Skeptic Geek Impartial Observations on Technology and the Social Web Home About Disclosure My Posterous The Skeptic Can Blekko be a Disruptor in Search? Datasift has partnered with Twitter to get the full Twitter firehose and is building a platform to enable curation and filtering in real-time. Datasift can filter this firehose using over 20 variables. link] [.]
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
[Blog] How to Find the Right Color Combinations for Your Magazine or Website
An added bonus is the COLOURlovers community that you can join to engage in forums, participate in groups and follow the COLOURlovers blog. 2. “The main function of color should be to serve expression.” Henri Matisse. Color is an important element in design. Everywhere we go, everything we see, everything we touch—we’re surrounded by various colors. It’s easy to fall back on your personal color preferences when creating your design, but the most important thing to remember is that your design needs to speak to your prospective audience. What colors will draw their eye? COLOURlovers.
FEVER BEE | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
[Blog] The Efficacy Factor: Increasing Participation By Accentuating Impact
Initiating a good discussion is an impact.Posting a good blog post is an impact. Frequently refer to individuals and the impact they have made. That impact doesn't have to be huge. Posting a good response is an impact. Helping run an event is an impact. Even doing things outside of the community that benefits the topic can be a good impact (especially useful for communities of practice). Feeling you're unique and that your contribution matters increases both your participation and the participation of those around you. This is partly social loafing.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
[Blog] From Junk to Spam to Waste
recent Digital Life survey in Great Britain revealed that corporate social media is generally a failure, with organizations “generating mountains of digital waste, from friendless Facebook accounts to blogs no one reads.” Lest we think the phenomena of bad marketing limits itself to direct marketing, perhaps I can share with you some of the many the horrible pitches PR “pros” email me everyday thinking they just might get on this blog. Image by diaper. First there was the proliferation of junk mail that citizens received in their post boxes.
DIVA MARKETING BLOG | TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
[Blog] Bayler Healthcare System Takes A Leap Into Pinterest: Interview with Ashley Howland (Part 2)
The secret to success in any social network, or blog, marketing strategy is elevating the content direction to beyond just messaging about the brand product. If you have an awesome pin or a compelling blog post, share it across the board. . The challenge is to ensure that this value-added, or what I call "selfless content", supports the brand promise and values. . Ashely Howland , Bayler Healthcare System's social media manager,talks about how she and her team are executing a successful Pinterest strategy. Part One of Diva Marketing's interview with Ashley Howland.
KIKOLANI | FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
[Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources, iPad Contest & Third Tribe Benefits
Blogging / Writing. The art of reading to become an amazing blogger – how to choose and organize your reading materials to benefit your blogging. How to improve internal linking on your blog – how to keep track of content you want to link to (if you can’t or don’t want to use SEO Smart Links plugin). Is Google waging a war on guest bloggers – their advice on guest blogging vs. writing for your own site. How to make money blogging – a review of the program I will begin in July to help take my blog to the next level.
ENGAGE | FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
[Blog] Journalism’s Future: Serve Your Audience, Not Just Your Advertisers
To West Seattle Blog. Recently, I ran into a story that stopped me dead in my tracks. It wasn’t the words that threw me off — it is a serviceable wire story that about a million other news outlets were running — really, it was the advertising that irked me. Just take a look at this thing — what can be said? This story bugs me for many deep, easy-to-spot reasons. The “takeover” ads: The two columns of ugly checkers. The loudness. The noise. The other ads: I counted at least ten other ads on the page. It was covered up by the takeover ads, too. Site-Wide Problem.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
[Blog] Register Today for a Free Podcast With Ana White
Ana is the blogger behind the popular Ana White Homemaker blog and she has a great story to tell. Here’s a few highlights from her story: In just over 2 years Ana has grown her blog from nothing to one that gets around 3 million unique visitors a month. Her blog is now generating enough income to support her family and she does it all from her home in Alaska. Over 90% of the content on her blog is written by readers and Facebook Fans. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Her #1 source of traffic is Pinterest. Alaska – 7pm Tuesday 8th May.
GAURAVONOMICS | THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
[Blog] If Someone Gave You Exactly What You Asked For, Without Negotiating, You Asked For Too Little
If you liked this post, you might also like: Personal and Professional, Private and Public, Work and Play The Myth of Frictonless Free Agent Networks and Anywhere Anywhen Collaboration Mail Today Story on People Whose Lives Were Changed by Blogging Chris Andersen on Why Transparency in Journalism is Rare. Recently, a colleague told me about his rule of thumb for negotiating business deals: if someone gave you exactly what you asked for, without negotiating, you asked for too little. This rule of thumb feels so wrong to me at so many levels. You ask for whatever you can get.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
[Blog] Search Marketing in Manufacturing: Who’s Controlling Your Brand?
Blog and social media policies. Guest Post. Sage Lewis is Founder and CEO of SageRock Inc., a digital marketing agency in business since 1999 and recognized as a Marketing Sherpa top ten U.S. search marketing company. You do a search on Google for your top-selling product and there you are in spot #1. Your listing is followed by your best distributor and then after him that new startup you signed on that knows how to market online, but has a website from 1998. The paid search is filled mostly with competitors and Ebay folk selling parts without your permission. Face it, this is a mess.
WRITTENT BLOG | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
[Blog] 19 Reasons Why Your eBook Promotion Is a Fail
There’s nothing that feels better than putting hours of hard work and mental elbow grease into a blog article , and watching it pay off as the content make the rounds on Twitter and rack up thousands of hits. You should have at least one CTA on every blog article and email you produce. 4. You can’t just excerpt your eBook, or approach your page like you’re writing a fresh blog article. Your Blog Isn’t Amazing. If you’re skimping on blog content to focus on eBook promotion, you’re probably not doing yourself any favor. Content marketers love earning page views.
WWW.MIZZINFORMATION.COM | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
[Blog] The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach
skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach Its not often that two of my favorite things to blog about happen to intersect but today youre in luck. They gave a group of mom bloggers gift certificates (Im not sure of the amount) in exchange for their participation in an informational webinar and a blog post hyping how HFCS is actually not bad for you. Say youre thinking about offering bloggers a free registration to your meeting in exchange for them blogging about it, or free books or other materials.
WEB METRICS GURU | SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2011
[Blog] Mobile – Social 2011 and Web Journal Late December 2010 – Mid January 2011
Writing a book, and now getting the completed manuscript to the right size/focus has been taking up a lot of my blogging time, but feel the need to keep the blog up to date, especially the web journal part, and there are a lot of events, meetings and discussions I have not had a chance to post about, but if I had the time and energy, would have. Maybe the only thing I can say about Hockney’s IPAD images (being an artist myself) is they don’t appear to use platform in an innovative way. Since I worked there last year, I feel I should not comment, but I will say this.
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010
[Blog] Earn $75-$100 a Post Writing for the Flightster Blog - Flightster
SOCIALFISH | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
[Blog] Are You a Woman Entrepreneur in Digital News?
Personal blogs and documentary projects will not be considered. We don’t normally post press releases here, but this grant opportunity sounds amazing. Please share with your networks! *. For immediate release. January 31, 2012. For more information: Nadine Hoffman. 202) 496-1992. newmediagrants[at]iwmf.org. The International W omen’s Media Foundation Seeks Applications for the 2012 Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier Grant Program. Applicants can be full-time, part-time or freelance women news media professionals based in the U.S. . Date-specific
VIPER CHILL | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
[Blog] Case Study: How Campbell Makes Up to $10K/m in the Forex Niche
These people may start commenting on your blog or post links to your blog on other popular blogs/forums. When I was working in a clothes shop, dreaming of making a living from the internet, I remember one thing that really kept me motivated was reading success stories from other people. Just knowing that someone, somewhere was doing exactly what I wanted to do was enough to keep me putting in the hours. Earlier in the year I shared an example of two moms making over $5k/m online. How did you get started?” ” I’ve been making money online for about 4 years.
THE WAY OF THE WEB | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
[Blog] Good blogger outreach and is Worky worth trying?
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? So I don’t often do it.
THE WAY OF THE WEB | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
[Blog] Hello, I must be going…
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? And as for the future?
WRITTENT BLOG | TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
[Blog] Publishing ?ontent is Half the Battle: Here is The Other Half
The team at Buffer knows a lot about social sharing so I highly recommend you to check out their blog on the matter. If people care about your opinion in the form of comments, they will probably be interested to read your blog post as well. Many factors influence the success of your content: a shareable and clickable headline , the quality of your content and the visual assets to support it. But more often than not, people overlook one of the most important part: distribution. Getting that content in front of your target audience. If they don’t support your writing, who else will?
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014
[Blog] [VIDEO] IBMer @AndrewGrill talks @SocialEmployee w/ @CKBurgess #SocBiz #IBMConnect #IBM
To get a sense of the scope and activity found every day at the conference, I recommend checking out this blog post by Andrew Grill (@ AndrewGrill ), Global Partner, Social Business at IBM. In an earlier post , I shared my thoughts on what a wonderful experience it was to be a part of the 2014 IBM Connect Conference in January. As I explained then, there is always electricity in the air whenever I’m in a room full of IBMers. Social Employee Chat With Andrew Grill. Cheryl Burgess speaks to Andrew Grill at IBM Connect from Andrew Grill on Vimeo. Mark Fidelman (@ MarkFidelman ).
MINDJUMPERS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
[Blog] Facebook Updates News Feed
Read our blog post “ How To Create Relevant Content ” for more tips. Last week, Facebook announced that they are going to update its News Feed to display more “high quality content” that is relevant for the users. Facebook aims to always match content with users so that we don’t miss out on the content that is important to us. Also, Facebook would like to make sure that the kind of content that is being surfaced and shared is the best quality. From this Facebook has determined what kind of content that is timely, relevant, from trusted sources and likely to be shared.
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
[Blog] Be Grateful on Community Manager Appreciation Day
In closing, I leave you with something I once read on a blog post that I can’t find at the moment but that will always ring true: “Being a community manager is like being a piñata: you get beaten w/a stick and still have to spit out candy.” ” Happy Community Manager Day to all who have inspired me on my journey since 2007, read my book about community management , invited me to speak on the topic, or commiserated with me in the comment s section of my blog. No one understands you but others who have been in your position. You are all appreciated.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
[Blog] If You're Going To Speak In Public, Please Don't Do This.
Because I am often asked to speak in public and I have a personal passion for the art of public speaking, my email, social feeds and phone have (literally) been a-buzz all day about this incident. I can''t imagine how Bay currently feels (if you''re interested, he has posted a response on his personal blog and did a brief interview with TMZ ). Everyone is talking about the Michael Bay meltdown that happened at CES. hate the whole "kicking someone when they are down mentality," but this is worth watching if you ever have to present or speak in public. That being said. " ).
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
[Blog] How to Plan an Editorial Calendar: Webinar
Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Wondering what is the best way of setting up an editorial calendar? Itching to know what kind of posts work well, and what you should have more of? In this webinar (available in full on ProBlogger.com ), you’ll see how Darren and the managing editors for both Digital Photography School and ProBlogger.net (that’s me!) prioritise content, work out what topics are the most useful and the most popular, plan ahead, and keep their sites fresh and interesting. You don’t want to miss it! How to Plan an Editorial Calendar: Webinar.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
[Blog] Does Your Company Have an Open-Door Policy?
Today we have a blog post from Rosemarie Ascherl, PR Foreman at Sonnhalter, discussing factory tours and how they reflect your company’s brand image. Last month, Sonnhalter employees had the opportunity to get their hands dirty with a visit to a local manufacturer, Lincoln Electric, that designs, develops and manufactures arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. After the video, we were turned over to our tour guide, a long-time employee, who regularly conducts tours. Is it an open-door policy? Be friendly.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
[Blog] Is Your Online Reputation Getting Too Social?
In order to do this, make sure you are pumping out plenty of good content in the form of blog postings, customer testimonials, images and videos, press releases and more. As you cross things off your calendar in 2013 that concern your small business, where does making sure your online reputation is secure rank? Unfortunately, too many small business heads don’t take the time to Google their individual and company names, leaving things to chance as to whether there is negative information floating around on the Internet about them. Several of the recommended steps include: 1.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
[Blog] The Science Behind a Compelling Social Media Campaign
You’ll also likely be balancing tasks such as writing blog content and other marketing tactics, so you’ll feel like you’re flying by the seat of your pants without a plan. “Setting up a social media campaign is a piece of cake,” said no marketing professional ever. When it comes to social media-based campaigns, it involves a lot more than just posting content and waiting for the likes and comments to rack up. It involves meticulous planning, endless analysis, and a true understanding of what makes your audience tick. Our brains are wired for the elements of a story.
PROACTIVE REPORT | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
[Blog] How to Write a Press Release in 2013
Now a press release posted on the wire will be published verbatim on many major websites and could be picked up on smaller news sites and blogs too. So the purpose of writing a press release today is no longer only to inform the media about a story. Webinar August 28, 2013, Sally Falkow APR and Lisa Buyer discuss the new Google rules for writing a press release. Register here. Back in 2006 a few very smart PR folk recognized the need for PR content to be found online and that search engine optimization would become a necessary PR skill. So how should you write a press release today?
STEPHEN P SMITH | FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
[Blog] More on Cloud Computing
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STEPHEN P SMITH | SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010
[Blog] Fast Company and The Influence Project
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JACOB MORGAN | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
[Blog] Do We Take Social Media and Connectivity for Granted?
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Do We Take Social Media and Connectivity for Granted? blog about this part of social media. also write a travel blog (see navigation). I bet you have some great travel stories and experiences to share. Your blog post makes me think you should think more globally and real world and less US and social media. Ron De Giusti Your blog post makes me think about that CNN special on what a cyber attack would look like and how the power grid could go off line. Thank you!!!
ACIDLABS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
[Blog] ACT Government’s open government steps — a cart-horse issue?
And this week, the Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher launched her blog (though I note the media release fails to have active links (a basic misstep). So, the ACT Government is finally making moves to open up and participate with its community and enacting some open government programs. We’ve already had the first Virtual Community Cabinet , which seemed to go okay (though I remain doubtful that Twitter is the right venue for this kind of thing). Something good that’s already happening is the Time to Talk site, inviting community input on ACT Government activities. open government
PWB MARKETING BLOG | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
[Blog] Buying Links: Is It Bad For Your Website?
know that when I get a comment that is not relevant to the blog’s content, makes little grammatical sense, includes random keyword phrases, is posted to a very old blog post or links to a company or service clearly not mentioned in the original post. It looks something like this comment posted on a 2012 blog post I wrote about Mothers Day craft events in the area. They are posting on high-quality blogs, websites and directories. have seen this happen on many blogs. It did. immediately recognize it as spam. And people PAY for this! It’s spam.
SOSHABLE | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
[Blog] The Social Media Spellbook: Become A Social Media Marketing Wizard
Are you falling flat on Facebook, tanking on Twitter, and blogging for an audience of one? From blog posts to infographics, we give you step-by-step instructions on how to create content that will get you the social media following you need to be successful. Are you interested in revving up your social media presence ? Check out the new comprehensive guide to becoming the king of your social media kingdom. With Wikimotive Social Media Spellbook For Marketing Wizards, you’ll be making the magic happen in no time. In this section we cover how to analyze the competition.