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If You Want a Culture of Collaboration, You Need to Accept the LOLCats Too

Social Media Strategery

Before our VPs starting using Yammer to communicate with the workforce, we had groups of Android geeks and fitness gurus.I'm telling you this because if you're implementing any type of social media behind your organizational firewall, you should prepare yourself, your colleagues, your bosses, your senior leadership for this one inexorable truth. It doesn't work like that.

Adobe Disrupts Enterprise Collaboration With New Tool for Marketers

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Enterprise collaboration is quickly becoming the future of communication within the enterprise. Using tools like Yammer , employees have been able to collaborate between themselves on internal "social networks" where links, photos, and information could be shared. Each new element appears as a card in the feed for employees to collaborate.

Google+ for Apps - the Perfect Competition for Yammer and SalesForce Chatter

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I've always suggested that the business collaboration space is a very saturated one. There's perhaps the most popular one - Yammer , and then there are solutions such as SalesForce Chatter , MangoSpring , Cisco Quad , Confluence , and even build-your-own solutions such as That company is Google, and believe it or not, their latest announcement of integration of Google+ with Google Apps puts them right, square in the middle of this competition for business collaboration, and it's a powerful one! Even Microsoft and Sharepoint are beginning to enter this space.

Our Job in PR is So Much Easier Now Thanks to Mobile

Spin Sucks

Whether it’s via a push notification from a native app that appears on the home screen of the device even when it’s asleep, to mobile messaging from peer-to-peer or social collaboration, the time is now to rethink our communications strategies and to factor in what clearly is a paradigm shift that’s here to stay. By Jeff Corbin. Why do I say this? Mobile Messaging for Teams.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

free online project management and collaboration tool, similar to Basecamp , that lets users switch between projects with one click, delegate tasks, track task changes, subscribe to tasks and receive notifications, and manage people on projects with groups. Innovation is alive and well in the development of cool free and low-cost web-based tools and apps. Back up your Gmail account? Buffer.

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Facebook Employees Gain Access to Microsoft Office 365

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Jay Greene of The Wall Street Journal  reported on the pact, saying that Office 365 elements including email and calendar functions will be available to Facebook employees, but workplace social network Yammer  and messaging and videoconferencing tool Skype  for Business are not included in the pact, as Facebook has its own services in those areas, which are direct competitors. The social network had already been using Office on-premises, Greene reported, adding that Facebook is still developing its own workplace communication and collaboration service, Facebook at Work.

Building Your Business With Internal Collaboration

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right there, “ The Collaborative Organization ,” and also the CEO, Founder, and Grand Poobah of Chess Media Group. It’s the first really comprehensive strategy guide to collaboration in the work place. ” Benefits of Internal Collaboration. Jay: …why do people need to collaborate internally? Collaboration Breeds Cultural Alignment.

The role of social media in managing projects for brands

They need sharing and collaboration tools, they might also need virtual workspaces that can accommodate real-time interaction. Another one is Yammer. product of Microsoft, Yammer is a social network for employees, assigned a project. Post by Adi Englander. rands believe social channels are only to create engagement. That’s not true, the channels can do much more than that.

The 1-9-90 rule won't work for Internal Collaboration

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ok, so you decide to implement an internal microblogging platform like Yammer or Socialcast, or even an internal Wiki platform like SocialText or Confluence. You sweat the long nights and the hard work that it takes to get your new platform stood up within your organization so that everyone can begin to collaborate. You are a hero. But where is the productivity?

Change Management Is the Foundation of a Social Organization


All the technology integration, collaboration software and community applications deployed internally will prove useless unless there is a fundamental shift in the way employees think, behave, interact with one another and communicate. The end result is an increase in trust and collaboration among all employees, members and volunteers at every level. Preorder the book!!

How a Social Media Evangelist Became a Social Media Realist

Social Media Strategery

How did I go from annoying everyone around me by my incessant yammering about social media to the guy who grows increasingly annoyed when people talk about everything social media will do? I'm not suggesting that I'm no longer excited about social media. I'm not suggesting that social media is dead (imagine that link bait, though). When I first started using social media professionally back in 2006, it was because I recognized that these new tools could fundamentally change the way organizations communicated and collaborated. Quite the opposite, actually.

Five Ways to Become a PR Technologist

Spin Sucks

Social media monitoring and measurement tools; Analytics and measurement; Social media influence tools; Collaborative social media platforms; Content management systems; and. This week our guest posts focus on adapting the traditional to the new.  The week will culminate tomorrow with a webinar on How to Socialize Your Newsroom. Today: The Role of the PR Professional by Lisa Gerber.

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Why Email Volume Won’t Decrease

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There have been several blog posts and predictions recently ( most notably this one from Ryan Holmes, the CEO of Hootsuite ) prognosticating that email volume will diminish in 2013, as consumers make greater use of collaborative messaging tools like Chatter and Yammer. I don’t buy it. About the Jay Baer: Follow @jaybaer Jay Baer is a hype-free social media and content strategist & Click to read more » baer facts Email Marketing Advice chatter email marketing exacttarget social networks yammer

Where is Your Audience?

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For instance, at work many of use use Yammer to associate with other coworkers. It makes much more sense to participate on Yammer than Google+ if I'm to communicate with coworkers - there are many networks like this. Imagine branded social networks for your company, or the ability to collaborate in a social way via your High School or College's website with your classmates.

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits


Managers can collaborate from anywhere—making it double budget friendly, cutting down on plane flights and Amtrak tickets. My favorite part of WorkFlowy is the real-time collaboration, as outlined by the website: You can take anything in your WorkFlowy account and share it as its own separate document or collaborate with others on it. Presently is a live collaboration stream or “micro-blogging” platform (similar to Yammer, which my last company used). What cool free online collaboration tools are you using TweetDeck.

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The 3 Building Blocks of Social Business Evolution

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It requires people to actually communicate — processes and governance models that help shape employee behavior online — and technology to facilitate collaboration across the organization. The foundation of a fully collaborative social business, whether for a small or large firm is the company’s most valuable asset, its people. It Building a business is easy.

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7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth

There are plans to set up an internal blog, wiki, collaborative knowledge management system, Yammer. Stage 6: Collaborative Social Media. There are seven stages to social media engagement from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies. How deep is the rabbit hole of social media? Stage Zero - What is Social Media? What’s that FaceThing again? One day. Artists?

Big Data, Influencers, Privacy and Other Digital Termites

Geoff Livingston

think one of the great illusions in Silicon Valley is that collaboration benefits innovation. I don’t think that’s generally true. I did a TEDx in Brussels earlier this month. Image by NEXT Berlin. Andrew Keen remains the most constant and prolific critic of digital media advances and their impact on society. GL: Well, we’re really excited to have you here in D.C. think he’s right.

The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

It’s very much like trying to teach someone to use a wiki for collaboration instead of using email. You cannot possibly garden the wiki, write your blog posts, moderate all of the forums, stay active on Yammer, run your metrics reports and do everything else a community manager is asked to do by yourself. With the growing ubiquity of Enterprise 2.0 Good luck! It’s you.

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

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An award-winning inventor of social technologies and customer services operations, Afshar is considered a pioneer in cloud computing, social collaboration, business intelligence and customer relationship management (CRM). Newmark tends to eschew terms like “leader” and gravitate more towards collaborative terms like “builder.” David Sacks is the CEO and co-founder of Yammer.

How to Apply Youtility to Internal Communication

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Yammer. You’ll be encouraging greater cross-functional understanding, collaboration, and overall engagement. When it comes to creating compelling content, marketing is leading the way for communication functions. Content marketing is realizing that “when you sell a product, you make a customer for a day, but when you help them, you make a customer for life” ( Jay Baer ). Here’s how.

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)

You’ll find vendors that straddle this as well as the Collaboration Platforms as the component features are easy to interchange. Collaboration Platforms: Primarily for internal use within a company, these vendors are quickly extending to also involve partners they allow for teams to work together regardless of distance, time, or organizational models.

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Living Proof That Defense Contractors Can Rock at Social Media

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It encourages collaboration and without it, doing your job would be so much harder.” Yammer. Social Media Targeting. Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in missile defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions. So why would a business such as Raytheon need social media? Well up until 2014, company leaders didn’t think it did. Resources.

Building a Social Business

Koka Sexton

They answered questions about everything from what sales managers do wrong, to how social media has changed the sales landscape forever. I ran the social selling track and held panels with customers and companies like Sprout Social , Extole , Yammer Cornerstone OnDemand and others. Last week InsideView held it’s first user conference called the Insider Summit.

Learn to Walk Before You Run | Social Media Strategery

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They identified a need to bring people people together in a collaborative environment.  They researched the latest collaborative software.  They issued memos to their users telling them that this collaborative tool that they’ve all been clamoring for is now available.  Are they rewarded or punished for collaborating?  That’s why I love a tool like Yammer

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary


Collective Intelligence : Collective Intelligence is a shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals and appears in consensus decision-making in social networks. The term has become popular with businesses, authors, and journalists as shorthand for the trend of leveraging the mass collaboration enabled by Web 2.0 But never fear!

I Started a Blog But No One Cared | Social Media Strategery

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While it’s garnered a lot of publicity , won awards , and really changed the way we think about virtual collaboration here, I get asked this question and others like it (e.g., These aren’t trivial questions – people take the time to create a blog post or add content to a wiki because of the promise of emergent collaboration. link] A collaborative workplace culture?

Enterprise 2.0 Reflects the Culture | Social Media Strategery

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holds a lot of promise: Increase collaboration!  Consider incentivizing employees to share information and collaborate with each other.  By embedding collaborative tools into the daily flow of work, companies can indeed change their cultures to become more transparent and collaborative. Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Government 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

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For Social Business, Remember the 90-9-1 Rule

Webbiquity SMM

Back in the mid-1990s, the corporation I worked for hired one of those management-fad-of-the-month consultants to come inspire us to greater heights of success, who did his best motivational-speaker riff on the theme: “Sales is everyone’s job!” ” This was hogwash of course. Sales is Sales’ job.

Which are the top tools and apps: The results « The Cube

Gemma Went

Do you use any tools that allow your staff to collaborate internally? rather large 43% don’t use anything to collaborate, but that’s not surprising as most respondents are SMEs. We are a small dental practice and I use tweetdeck for monitoring conversations and backpack (from the creators of 37 signals for team collaboration. And now onto the survey. clout.

Social Pros Podcast – Justin Levy, Citrix Online

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But then we’re also testing with different teams, Chatter , Yammer , and other internal collaboration tools, to see what resonates with employees beyond email and email newsletters and things of that nature. This is Episode 3 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Justin Levy , the head of social media for Citrix Online.

Tired of All-Hands Meetings? Try an INTERNAL Unconference

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From here, we coordinated all our planning and outreach efforts.  We established the hashtag that we would use when blogging or Yammering about the Uconference.  We also determined the agenda for the day: 4:30 – 8:30 on a Thursday night with three sets of two concurrent sessions followed by one full wrap-up session and some networking time.  Government 2.0 Miscellaneous Personal Prof.

Make Sure Your Social Media Evangelists Feel the Love

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Reading “ starting the organization’s Yammer network &# doesn’t sound all that impressive until you actually join the network and see thousands of people from across the organization collaborating with each other in ways that were impossible using existing technology. Image Courtesy of Flickr User AndYaDontStop. Talk to other people. Support their initiatives.

My Social Media Resolutions for 2009

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When I started this blog back in October, I had one goal – to give me an external “home base&# from which I could become a part of the social media and government conversation.  My goal for 2009 is to build on this humble base and collaborate with all of you in bringing social media to our government. Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Government 2.0 Good luck!

Grading Social Media

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Because if a student gets an “A&# in my PR 101 class, that would mean that they’ve read my blog posts, that they’ve taken my quizzes on books like Brian Solis’ “ Putting the Public Back into Public Relations ,&# that they’ve completed the class assignment where they had to write a collaborative paper using a wiki, that they had to create a relationship with an external blogger and write a guest post for them, and that they’ve participated in class discussion, either in person, or via our closed Yammer network. Government 2.0 Brooks T.

Justifying Social Media to the Big Wigs

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Use an open source microblogging service like Yammer or QikCom.  If your organization already uses Instant Messaging, microblogging offers the potential to turn those one-on-one conversations into group collaboration.  Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Government 2.0 Miscellaneous Personal Prof. Depending on the client, any one of them might meet your needs.  You might as well be explaining quantum physics to your client. Add RSS feeds to your website.