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How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

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As an example, we will use this post. They are other bloggers , influential ones with a reader base that is loyal and expansive, and maybe a decent social following. Featured tool : Tomoson is one of the best platforms to find bloggers who are actively looking for new partnerships. It’s also one of the safest ones giving bloggers all the flexibility they need.

Why Doesn’t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document?

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For example, Quora (a question and answer social platform) decorum is different than Facebook decorum. Example: General: Don’t use emojis, and use exclamation points sparingly. Let’s look at some examples: We want our customers to feel informed. Provide Examples. This is no longer the case. Now let’s get to the meat of the post. It’s inevitable.

How to generate Twitter leads using automation

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Journalists, anchors, customer prospects, and bloggers use the platform to find and vet sources on the fly. For example, you’re likely not looking for a full time job, so when you use the interview queries you’ll want to add things like -hire , or -job. Even just using this example, I found these tweets: Does anyone know of a good Mexican restaurant in the Dallas area?

How To Write Irresistible Email Subject Lines

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Bad Example: $$CLICK FOR THE GREATEST OFFER OF THE YEAR$$!!! Good Example: If you thought Apple was great, you haven’t seen us yet. 8. For example, a restaurant owner will be busy until after the lunch rush. —————— By Steve Aedy, blogger, experienced writer and content author at Fresh Essays. Guest post by Steve Aedy. Curiosity.

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How to: Develop an Advanced Understanding of Social Media

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These advice-dispensing recycle bins are still the most obvious source of social media news, and behind them the well-known blogs that are only as useful as their guest bloggers, expensive conferences, webinars and pseudo white papers. Some examples: Lada Adamic: Expertise Sharing Dynamics in Online Forums. Well, they’re right and wrong. . First, a Warning. Yes, it’s free. 

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6 Ways to Get Your Employees Blogging

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After all, I can’t just write about my specialty all the time or else we’d risk being seen as a social media agency, for example. Whatever your process is – it becomes a tangible ‘thing’ and it keeps the blogger accountable because they are answering to someone with their deliverables outlined. 4) Plan a Meeting, Get Them Talking. “Hold the phone.

Five Web Design Trends to Watch

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This post originally appeared on Frogloop and is by the intensely awesome Allyson Kapin, Blogger-In-Chief for Frogloop and Founder of Rad Campaign. For example, to get users to focus on reading or skimming the content on a desktop website page, navigation menus will temporarily disappear. The  Daily Beast  is a good example of this. 2. Bye Bye Sliders? Scrolling is Normal.

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Living (And Working) In The Digital Age

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For example, Blockbuster Video was caught unprepared when movie rentals went straight to the Internet. An example of machines replacing manpower is at fast food restaurants and supermarkets, where some restaurants have adopted registers where you can order your food or check your groceries out without having to interact with a cashier. Guest post by Hilary Smith for SocialFish.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

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Why does the business media keep showing us examples of all these small little startups that hit the web with an idea and overnight they are catapulted into fame and fortune? Amanda Kaiser, association blogger & speaker, helped to shape one of America’s most beloved brands: Crayola. Storytelling is catching on inside of association circles and beyond. What is going on? Affinity.

5 Must Haves for Every Good Blog Post

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Take this very blog post for example. I’ve asked 5 other individuals their thoughts – I’ve presented their thoughts – and then I’m elaborating on those thoughts with my insights. Look at this example : I want social media professionals and bloggers to read this post. I am providing to them tips from social media professionals that will help them in their own professions. Relax.

Why You Should Encourage Social Advocacy among B2B Employees

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When we discuss brand advocates, it often refers to influential persons outside of the company – media and bloggers with a large following, for example. For example, a personal account in Facebook can see trending topics, viral videos friends are sharing and join groups, but business pages can’t. Guest post by Daniel Kushner, CEO of Oktopost.com. Source: Holtz ).

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Craft a Writing Style Guide for Your Website

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For example which will you use: The United States of America, the United States, the US, USA, U.S.A.? You may want to consider including some examples of Do’s and Don’ts and pieces that reflect the style you want. For example, you wouldn’t expect a fashion blog to include footnotes. Have you ever heard someone refer to content as “noise”? Want onboard?

[Cool Social Tools] IssueLab: To Unlock PDF Jail, Share What You Know

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Many years later, one example of how researchers and foundations are using IssueLab is freshwater.issuelab.org , created in partnership with Pacific Institute and The Rockefeller Foundation. Guest bloggers Lisa Brooks and Gabriela Fitz work for Foundation Center and co-founded IssueLab together. ———— Pity the poor PDF. Well, that’s only partially true.

Why Can’t We Define Public Relations?

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Our industry, for a very long time, has used media relations as the example when describing what we do because it’s tangible. [LONG POST ALERT!]. By way of illustration, let’s summarize that conversation for a minute. Gini Dietrich took issue with a post by Steve Cody on Inc. where she believes his definition of PR is too narrow. But it’s doing us a huge disservice. Enter PRSA.

Increase Non Profit Support by Improving Your Social Media Calls to Action

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This is a guest post by Shane Jones, who is our newest guest blogger and who will be writing a new series about Tactical Tips for Nonprofits for the SocialFish blog. For example, web design company, WebpageFX , offers this incentive to match whatever employees give to nonprofits by 150-percent. Create the Right Environment. Potential donors (a.k.a. Push or Pull. Hook, Line and Sinker.

How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India

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perfect example of unity is a fundraiser spearheaded by 12 friends. At the end of 2013, we organized a meet-up for like-minded folks in conjunction with the Indiblogger community, in both Bangalore and Mumbai.These were attended by over 150 bloggers who were motivated enough to spread Milaap’s message of empowerment to their communities. suspect you’d make that wish. Let me explain.

Three Ways to Get the Most From Your Brand’s Blog

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All too often, I’ve watched bloggers obsess about their keywords, only to displease the great and powerful Google and its bot-crawling minions later on. One excellent example of this is Havahart’s blog. However, some methods are going to get you more bang for your buck than others. You can do advanced keyword studies for your title tags once you’re ready to run your own SEO firm.

Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

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For example, fictional AOTA member Jenny may prefer to look at photos on AOTA’s Facebook page but on Twitter she would rather find links to content from external sources that AOTA finds interesting. Whoo hoo! Hi Stephanie! Thanks for being my very first respondent. You’re setting a high bar! 1) First things first –  in what department in your organization does your role sit?

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Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner

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For many years, FeedBurner (acquired by Google in 2006) has been the principal provider of RSS and basic email subscription services to bloggers. So if your blog is at example.com, your advertised RSS feed would be something like example.com/feed and NOT feeds.feedburner.com/example. Thank you so much Phil! It was simple, largely effective, and free. What’s not to like? Now What?

How to Influence People in Online Communities

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All of them are  smart and savvy bloggers, and we know you’ll enjoy what they have to say! There are many examples of code of conduct statements. For example, Ford Motor Company has their well-known Digital Participation Guidelines which are nice, simple and presented in a way their community can connect with and remember. Why “How to…”? Keep comments engaging.

Optimize your social media management with these new tools

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Grouphigh is the most awesome blogger outreach tool EVER. Go check it out NOW if you do any blogger outreach campaigns at all. But, I was FASCINATED by this association example from Associations Now about the Online News Association is using Branch to crowdsource ideas for its next conference. Please share some of your in the comments for me. Mention. Try Mention. Tellagence.

Top blogger-tastic takeaways from #BWENY

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From BlogWorld Expo: Make blogger PR outreach painless – another SBOSM post on Jason Falls’ session about bad pitches. Here are two examples. Have a look-see. Live from BlogWorld: Are you reaping the full benefits of user content? – a rundown on SBOSM of a panel with Chris Baggott, CEO of Compendium. Questions and answers are threaded. Presentations

Six Sources for Nonprofit News

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These news roundups usually include a brief summary of each selected article, and sometimes the blogger’s reasons for including an article. love stumbling upon a curated content post and discovering bloggers I haven’t heard of, ideas I didn’t know about, and posts I missed. For an example, read NTEN’s  September member roundup. must-read. Nonprofit.about.com’s Mixed Links.

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Fails, the Center of the Universe, Automating, and Tracking Traffic from Social: 6 MUST READ Posts This Week

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What Does a Washington Post Blogger Resigning Say About the State of Digital Publishing? This awesome post is a perfect example of that and why I love NTEN so fracking much. Just another quick roundup of MUST READ posts you may have missed: 1. All I can think when I read stories like this or hear of similar experiences from my professional peers is “I don’t get it.”

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

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Site visitors can also send e-cards, request bumper stickers or create and manage their own virtual fund-raising campaigns, for example, to celebrate a birthday. Their Flickr page and YouTube channel are used to support Food Bank activities, for example, displaying photos taken at community events. Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. See, it works! Facebook.

[SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

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Example: Center for Disease Control’s Zombie Apocalypse – picks up on a cultural theme (zombies) to create really effective messaging around being prepared for a pandemic. Example: Expendables movie poster turned into Expendables Body Count poster by Term Life Insurance – but they did this wrong, were slapped with a cease and desist. WIIFM? All kinds of collateral.

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What Pinterest’s Updated Policies Mean for Marketers

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“The obvious example is to run a contest that promotes your brand and has the entrants follow the brand’s Pinterest page. This post by Ekaterina Walter originally appeared on ClickZ and is reposted here with permission. ———— With the changes to Pinterest’s Acceptable Use Policy, marketers may have to rethink the way they use the social site. Contests.

7 Actionable SEO Strategies You Can Do Today

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It’s where bloggers can easily poll an audience and get targeted answers since the members of the group know about the topic! Here are some examples you can do really easily: Promote the content to people that you link to. They are similar to mommy bloggers, in terms of blogging about general topics, but they are less demanding in most cases since many of them consider themselves as “tech-challenged” and are eager to hear new concepts. This post originally appeared on Leapfroggr.com  and was written by Dennis Seymour. It is reprinted here by permission. Using Micro Data.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

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This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger  Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at  NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book,  Open Community. The Answers community is an amazing example of this.  Read Part 1 here. See [link] for a quick overview.  Garry.

500 Social Media Marketing Tips

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needed some income, and fast… Having been a web-based journalist and blogger in the past, the meteoric rise of social media had interested me for a long time and I was fascinated by the marketing potential of sites like Facebook and Twitter. Here’s an example: As 2012 fast comes to a close, I can safely say that the year is ending much better than it began. link].

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2015: The Year of Brand Publishing

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For example, they show their strengths by using the unique perspective that only a GoPro allows in order to tell stories that resonate with their audience. Furthermore, by utilizing already well-known bloggers, they’ve created a brand identity that will resonate with their new found audience when the time comes to purchase a vehicle. Need some inspiration? DriveTime. Xerox.

Your turn.

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In the 17+ months this blog has been in existence, I’ve learned just how rare it is to see someone who looked like me or do what I do as a regular blogger in the association community.  I want to change that.  If I can influence one new voice in this area, I’ve accomplished my goal. 2. I am SO beyond thrilled.  My “ How are you going to change the world in 2012? They make sense.

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How to Apply Social to Conferences

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For example: add registrants to a new group on your private community. Some examples: creating a social media guide for conference participants; making sure all slide templates have hashtag information and speakers’ Twitter handles; including Twitter handles on attendee nametags…. 4. Inviting guest bloggers to live-blog the conference? This is how. Is your appetite whetted?

How to Apply Social to Communications

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You may already be concentrating on blogger relations. This is the next level, adjusting for the fact that microblogging (Twitter, for example) has become mainstream. Participate Do you work in the Communications Department? We live in a world where anyone, anywhere, can sound off about anything at any time. Social media demands a new approach from you. This is how.

Rules of Engagement

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For example, rarely will an attorney even mention Creative Commons when discussing copyright issues. Many websites and bloggers use Creative Commons to encourage the distribution of their material. As your association’s community and/or social media manager you spend a lot of time online bouncing between the association’s sites and its third party websites. Your Terms of Service.

Open Community Case Study – Empowering the Periphery

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For example, a few years ago when a new registration system wasn’t working correctly, Twitter lit up with complaints. Community: American Library Association. The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Champion: Jenny Levine , ALA Strategy Guide. Big Idea: Empowering the periphery. Concepts: It’s not about age. It’s about curiosity.

Open Community Case Study – American Library Association

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For example, a few years ago when a new registration system wasn’t working correctly, Twitter lit up with complaints. Community: American Library Association. The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Champion: Jenny Levine , ALA Strategy Guide. Big Idea: Empowering the periphery. Concepts: It’s not about age. It’s about curiosity.