• SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] How to Use Social Media to Engage with Local Audiences
    Find out what they are saying on the comments? Be sure to read all the comments on your Facebook page or Tweets tweeted to your Twitter page. From the direction of the comments, you can setup a hashtag or keyword monitoring stream to find out what people think about you, the competitors and the industry in general. All these comments should be your source of intelligence and knowledge on your future decisions. Answering questions means to the local audiences that you pay attention to their questions and comments. What does your local audiences want?
  • SOCMED SEAN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] Social Media Comic – Anti-Social Social Media Experts
    BTW…half of those 20 comments were other social media experts supporting him. You know them…the social media “experts”, “wizards”, or “gurus” who are just too important to make time for the “little people” of the world. They’re too busy promoting their latest book on how to engage, but don’t have time to respond to personal emails or @ tweets. But they’ll autograph a copy of their book for you. Remember, all of my social media comics come from real-life examples like this one.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] How To Create An Effective Social Media Calendar
    Maybe share quotes you enjoy, or comment on current events. Just because one time gets more favorites or likes, for instance, doesn’t mean it is better than a time when you get actual comments or shares. For example, say a massive news item hits the web, and you want to comment on it. Let us know in the comments! Social media marketing combines creativity, ingenuity and scalability: The three characteristics which are very hard to combine, and yet people often barrel forward into the process without any thought or concern for what they are posting.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] 4 Ways To Put a Little Love In Your PR
    Among other comments he made, this one stood out to me: “The modern-day work environment doesn’t do a whole lot to help the situation either, especially for those of us who work in public relations and find ourselves communicating more and more via social media platforms.” Shel sets up a collaboration space on Rizzoma , in which everyone can add story ideas and comments. Kirk Hazlett wrote a terrific guest post here on WUL a couple of days ago. ” I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit. Bring your audience into the story. They used CalReply. In closing.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown On Video
    Comments You'd think she'd know by now, eh? Danny Brown sits on this week's Spin Sucks Inquisition. He and Gini Dietrich discuss everything from playing the pencil to rude people. Check it out! The post The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown On Video appeared first on Spin Sucks. Clearly not…. by Danny Brown Axel? It's Stevie Van Zandt, dammit!! by Danny Brown OMG, I seriously snort-laughed when Gini asked about marketing. by Karen Wilson SEE?! Once Phil gets in your head… Danny, I had the same. by Amanda Cleary yes, yes that was it. But But I think think it was Axel there.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Comments] The Digital Marketing First Timer’s Guide to Generating Leads
    You may also want to make comments. Whether you’re starting your career in a firm or working on building your blog, digital marketing is a marketing aspect you will encounter. If the concept is unfamiliar it can be an anxiety-inducing, stress-creating task when the time comes to begin implementation and generate leads. To be successful, it’s important to rely on more than one or two methods. You need a plan and schedule in place to make sure you’re utilizing your time correctly, generating the most leads you can for your company or client. Guest Blogging. Influencer Marketing. eBooks.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Comments] Lawyers: Do These Questions About Social Media Sound Familiar?
    What if people make negative comments? I write a lot about Social Media and Social Networking because I find that lawyers have many questions. Many of you have shared those questions with me, such as: Where do I start? Who do I follow? Which sites should I use? How do I find the time? What should I say once I’m there? How do I sign up for the individual sites? What is the correct terminology? Are my clients even using these sites? What if I’m an introvert? What are the ethical restrictions I need to be aware of? promise I’ve made it quick and easy! She can be reached here.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Comments] 12 Tips To Become The Perfect Technical Writer
    Share your thoughts in the comment box below. look forward to reading and replying to your comments! The last decade has witnessed a paradigm shift in the way technical writers are dealt with in the software industry. There is a clear recognition of the fact that writers should play an integral role in projects. It’s no secret that a well-documented project is likely to be better received by the target audience. End users appreciate the fact that a product comes with easy-to-read documentation that covers topics such as FAQs, How-tos and Trouble-shooting solutions. Bloggin
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Comments] Should We Rate Ads Or Just Watch Them? Or Neither
    These ads live on within YouTube and the views, comments and likes are measured, watched and dissected as much as the ratings of the actual football game. We have been voting with our eyeballs. It's plain and simple. Impressions, GRPs and mix in some repetition. It turns out that human beings are simple beings. Show them something, catch their attention, rinse and repeat and you will get them to take action. They will remember your message, think about your message (mostly subconsciously) and - if all goes as planned - when they're shopping, they will buy from you. And, they are. brand.
  • GREG VERDINO  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Comments] Beyond Knowledge: Toward a Connections Economy (2008)
    If you enjoy it you can also  check out the fantastic conversation it sparked in the comments section at my old blog. As part of my A Decade in Digital series, I’ll be reposting some older articles from my original blog — articles that date back as far as 2006 but contain ideas that to some extent (and to me, at least) still feel relevant. You can read the post in full right here — I’ve presented it exactly as written eight years ago. This follow-on post by Gavin Heaton is also highly recommended. Originally written on January 30, 2008. What do I mean, exactly?
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Comments] When You Strip Everything Away
    And it’s gone from using a socially-driven comment system like Livefyre to a more personal and thoughtful comment solution like Postmatic. When you leave a comment on a blog, do you really say what you want to say, or is it a sanitized version of what you believe, because you don’t know the make-up of the other commenters? Recently, I gave this blog a bit of a design makeover, and moved to a much more minimal look and feel. Hence the makeover. As you can see, it’s a really bare and stripped down approach. No featured image. No sidebar. ”?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Comments] Introducing a New Design at AriHerzog.com
    Days after telling you about bringing back commenting , I’m pleased to share I upgraded the design of the site. Threaded comments. have a lot of topics in draft mode and I hope you’ll enjoy reading and participating in the comments. Long-time readers of my blog (and thank you) may recall I experimented with simpler blog designs as early as 2009. always strived to focus your eyes on my words and less on distractions. Here’s a blog post I wrote in 2010 that highlighted some of those designs. Brian Gardner to the rescue! The site loads damned fast.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Comments] Common Mistakes When Promoting Financial Services Through Social Media
    The bad approach is to delete the comment and try to hide it. Nowadays, all companies can benefit from social media exposure. This is quite obvious. The problem is that there are some industries that have to be extremely careful when they use social media. The freedom that is associated with what people say and where they say it can easily lead towards having the brand negatively affected by its online social presence when it is improper. This will help us to move in the right direction and build something proper. Image source: pixabay.com. Over-Promotion Of Financial Services.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Communicating Across Boundaries
    Please share in the comments below. The whole point of communication is to bring people together. In the past, location could hinder one’s ability to communicate effectively, whether with one’s target audiences, or even one’s co-workers. Fortunately, in 2016 we’re no longer so bound thanks to the marvels of technology. If you’re struggling when it comes to communicating across boundaries, this week’s roundup should inspire you. 1. Realities of Working From Home. The 3 Essentials of Expanding Into Other Countries. Role of a Community Manager. ” 7. 
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #293
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Read The Plaque. "So much of the Internet is cats and nonsense, we forget it's a pretty good place to track and organize things. Here's an example: someone set up a project to photograph and annotate plaques." Alistair for Hugh). The Man Who Studies The Spread of Ignorance - BBC. sadly."
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [Comments] Gin and Topics: Frolicking, Dancing, and Singing
    Comments Two weeks in a row? This week's Gin and Topics is full of emotion: You'll laugh, you'll cry, your heart will warm. Watch the frolicking panda, the dancing barista, the singing audition, and the lip-syncing vacation to experience it. The post Gin and Topics: Frolicking, Dancing, and Singing appeared first on Spin Sucks. Woo hoo! To what do I owe this honour, by Eden Spodek Related Stories Gin and Topics: The Five Second Rule The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Amanda Cleary-Eastep Gin and Topics: The Undercover Boss is Kylo Ren.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [Comments] You Had Me At “Giant Snow Lizzard”
    Please drop a comment below if so (or if you have other thoughts you’d like to share!). I’d love to feature them in a future post, of course with credit to you. So… we had a bit of snow in my neck of the woods this past weekend. Those of you who live in, or are from, Michigan, or Canada, or upstate New York (etc. can stop smirking. You guys are prepared for it. We’re not, dammit! The thing with storms, of course, is that you never know how bad they’re actually going to be. Would. Anyway…! And then this was the body of the email: That was it. anyway.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
    [Comments] Content Marketing Most Certainly is Not Dead
    Comments Ah, so many things to say on this topic… The first. Content marketing is dead! Content marketing doesn't work! We have content shock! Sure, we're at a point of saturation, but Gartner calls this the trough of disillusionment. Gini Dietrich describes why we are here and what we need to do to make it to the slope of enlightenment in the Gartner Hype Cycle. The post Content Marketing Most Certainly is Not Dead appeared first on Spin Sucks.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Tips to Ensure Your Visual Content Is Seen
    Start a discussion with one or two tweets, posts, or comments to your targeted audience before sharing visuals with them, and you should have their attention by the time your photo or video goes live. 4. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Is seeing really believing? A new study by Michigan State University seems to think so: “ The part of the brain responsible for seeing is more powerful than previously believed. In fact, the visual cortex can essentially make decisions just like the brain’s traditional ‘higher level’ areas.” ” (highlight to tweet). Timing.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
    [Comments] Taking Ownership of Online Trust Signals
    Please share in the comments below. Guest Post by Carrie Morgan. Trust. It’s cumulative energy. Michelangelo painstakingly sculpted each individual hair on David’s head—each eyelash, each eyebrow hair, each strand in a curl—knowing that his care and attention to the thousands of small details added to the quality of the finished sculpture. Every dimple, carved line, and swoop of a tool mattered. The end result? work of art that captures our hearts and imaginations, even thousands of years later. We recognize the impressive end result, not those small details and how David was created.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Comments] Lawyers: Should You Follow Your Clients In Social Media?
    This also gives you something to comment on, something of theirs to like or share, and helps build relationships, which is one of the main reasons you are there, right? On all platforms you use, spend time watching their updates, and comment on, like and share what they post. Last week, a friend asked if there was prevailing etiquette regarding attorneys following and connecting with general counsel and other clients in Social Media. But Really…Why Follow Them? Compare this to getting to know them at an event. Hey Nancy, What About Firm Accounts? Don’t mess with those.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Comments] Why You Should Follow Me on Facebook
    We can like, comment, and share each other’s updates. Followers can like, comment, or share my public updates. It’s a misnomer that you need Facebook friends to be productive. You could have zero friends — and still see content in your news feed — because of pages you like and profiles you follow. When you visit me on Facebook , you will see three buttons on the right side of the screen. Click the second button to follow me and receive future updates of mine in your news feed. Facebook friendship is reciprocal. Why am I asking you to follow me? Media
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Comments] It’s Your Own Fault If You Get Pregnant By Having Sex in the Ear
    Or what happens when you see something so unbelievably dumb, you wonder of the originator of the post/status update/comment ever picked up a history or science book? Back when I still had cable, before cutting the cord and moving to Netflix, one of the shows I watched every week was Family Guy. Before moving to Canada in 2006, I’d never heard of it. But my wife-to-be (who was in Canada) kept raving about this show. When I eventually moved countries, we had a mini-marathon of Family Guy watching, and I was hooked. Our Quest for Acceptance Dulls Our Uniqueness. What do you do?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Comments] Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments
    A year after disabling blog comments, I’m bringing them back. At the time, I removed commenting partially because more people were sharing posts on social media than taking the time to write a comment and also because it was unproductive to manage increased spam. Postmatic  delivers post content and comments by email. . I’d previously used Mailchimp but delivery was never instantaneous and sometimes I want (to empower) you to read something now and not later. Epoch  improves WordPress commenting. Or, you can add a comment… Thanks for reading.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Building Blocks for Strategy Development
    Please share in the comments below. . “When you don’t know where you’re headed, it’s hard to decide how you should get there” ~  cue George Harrison. If your business is still in the planning phase for 2016, don’t worry… we’ve all been there (and some of us still are!). Whether you’re starting from scratch or refining a plan you’ve spent oodles of time on, this week’s roundup gives you some key components of strategy development. 1. Questions to Ask When Developing Your Brand Strategy. Based in the Washington, D.C.,
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Comments] What Makes Customers Loyal to Brands?
    The example respondent above commented that they aligned themselves with a brand that had similar personal beliefs. The comment on “being part of the family” is particularly telling. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. In 2016, brands should be doing everything possible to promote customer loyalty. New sales are vital to a business and can help drive growth, but are executives forgetting the bread and butter of their income, their existing customers? The respondents were questioned on some of their favorite brands and what strategies they have introduced to keep them on board.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Comments] Creative Marketing Case Study: Allstate Mayhem Campaign
    Comments I'll be the first to admit I cannot stand Mayhem, but you can't. Though many of us don't have the budget of AllState, there are many things you can take away from Mayhem, their "spokesperson." Laura Petrolino has five lessons that don't cost anything, but get you the same level of awareness. The post Creative Marketing Case Study: Allstate Mayhem Campaign appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Gini Dietrich Related Stories How to Convert Marketing Fails in Future Wins The Five Elements to Include in a Content Marketing Strategy Five Tips for Mapping Your Content Journey to Fit Gen Z.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #292
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Why is Your Team Falling Behind? Ask 'The Penny Game' - Atomic Object. Anyone who's ever tried to deliver software over time knows things tend to come off the rails. Play it with your salespeople next time they ask why things are taking so long?" Alistair for Hugh). Alistair for Mitch).
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016
    [Comments] The Special Nature of Night Photography
    It is extremely difficult to capture a fantastic night image on a smartphone, at least with the current models (and here come the pics in my comments section). The blizzard of 2016 is upon us. I am hoping the wind isn’t severe during the latter hours of the storm so that I can take some night shots of the blizzard before everyone steps all over the snow. Yes, I know. It’s insanity, but that’s how much I love night photography. Most photography is about capturing the beauty of a moment or a scene. Light plays an essential role in magnifying that beauty. Spend the Time.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
    [Comments] Complaining About Social Media? You’re Part Of The Problem.
    Comment. I think, after all my years on the web, I’ve reached a certain tipping point with whining. Specifically, I’m referring to people that whine that [insert social network here] is too this or not enough that or there are too many ads or too much marketing or not enough ‘engagement’ whatever that means or… (Extra bonus points for people who complain about the social network by USING the same social network.). This is all opt in. You choose who you follow, friend, or connect with. Unfollow that crap. Stop listening. It’s a self-fulfilling system.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
    [Comments] Postmatic 2.0 Just Changed Blog Email Subscriptions and Comments Completely
    Long-time readers and subscribers here will know the love I have for email and commenting solution Postmatic. has essentially closed the case on the best commenting and subscription mix for your blog (at least, if it’s a self-hosted WordPress one). Now you can see all comments currently left on that post, along with the option to  reply any of these comments by hitting the reply button underneath each one (click image to expand). Just Changed Blog Email Subscriptions and Comments Completely originally appeared on Danny Brown - - all rights reserved. Brilliant.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Tips to Incorporate Design Elements Into Your Marketing Strategy
    Please share in the comments below. . Guest Post by Sara Theisen. Design elements can play a big part in the success of your marketing strategy… and there’s a lot more to that than meets the eye. Here are five main contributors to launching a successful project: 1. Identity/Branding. It is important to keep your design elements visually cohesive with the identity and branding that you already have established. This is how your potential clients will begin to identify with you. Keep it simple and stay on track with your branding and overall style. Font(s) choice. Creativity.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Comments] The White House is Killing it on Social Media and You Can, Too
    Comments Great insights for everybody involved in political (and. Have you ever been told you can't do something on social media because of ? Well, the White House is going to help you put all of those excuses to bed. If they can do it, you most certainly can, too. Here is what you can learn from them. The post The White House is Killing it on Social Media and You Can, Too appeared first on Spin Sucks. by skaheru Related Stories Facebook Instant Articles: Why Should I Care? What is Peach and Why Should I Care? Five Social Media Trends for 2016.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Comments] The 3 Social Media Rules for Death and Tragedy
    Have at it in the comments below. Image via Unsplash. When David Bowie died last week (and by the way, f*ck cancer) companies hither and yon decided to hitch their social media exposure and engagement wagons to Ziggy Stardurst , thinking that the strategy of “riding the hashtag” gave them license to use a person’s death as suitable fodder for social content. Many of these posts were either commercials wrapped in the false cloak of tribute, or the companies doing the posting were so far removed from anything to do with Bowie and his work that it felt disingenuous. Louis.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Comments] Agile Innovation Update – January 2016
    Many commentators were quick to note that the event, known for its innovative product launches, didn’t shed light on any radically new trends. Each month we bring you the FreshMinds Agile Innovation Update. This month we’re looking at new research into the challenge posed by fintech companies, General Motors’ investment in Lyft, the key themes from CES and the impact of Amazon’s planned expansion of its Pantry service. New research suggests the challenge posed by fintech companies is set to grow. Brands build on existing tech trends at CES.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Comments] 47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
    Social media now plays almost as large a role in purchasing decisions as does TV, and 57% of consumers say they’re influenced to think more highly of business after seeing positive comments or praise online. 57% of consumers say they’d be somewhat or very influenced to think more highly of a business after seeing positive comments or praise online, and 16% say they only share positive reviews on social media. And yet–34% of small businesses have no social media presence at all, and 36% of those who do never respond to customer comments online. Of the 7.2
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Comments] [VIDEO] Why Is Social Leadership So Important? #Leadership #HR #EmployeeEngagement
    Share your thoughts on social leadership in the comments below. The conversation around social media and the workplace is evolving at a rapid pace. In the early part of the decade, everyone was focused on the concept of the social business. Another realization soon followed: In order to have a social business, you have to have social employees. But while an essential tenet of social employee culture is individual empowerment, having a well-positioned mentor or two certainly can’t hurt. Theory and best practices help, but the real learning comes in the application of this knowledge.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Comments] 7 Ways For Custom Website Development In WordPress
    For example, you should think about how the comments are moderated, permalinks are setup etc. The content management system (CMS) services is used by millions of entrepreneur in every corner of the world. Most of the top websites in the world are powered by WordPress as WordPress is a great platform for entrepreneurs to create amazing looking website for their start-ups or business. WordPress website development services have a large number of theme options available, social media integration and many more. Now, you need to configure and install your WordPress accordingly.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Comments] Using Digital PR to Top up Your Sales Funnel
    Monitor competitors’ content and comments about the competitors. The two goals every company has are increase sales and reduce costs. Increasing sales depends on a consistent flow of people interested in your product or service.  In the past the sales funnel was fairly straightforward – get qualified leads, and convert them to customers. The Internet changed that.  Now the public has access to  a wealth of data about products and companies and they can easily find reviews from other like-minded folk who have already used your product and experienced your service. Blog posts.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Comments] Using Digital PR to Top up Your Sales Funnel
    Monitor competitors’ content and comments about the competitors. The two goals every company has are increase sales and reduce costs. Increasing sales depends on a consistent flow of people interested in your product or service.  In the past the sales funnel was fairly straightforward – get qualified leads, and convert them to customers. The Internet changed that.  Now the public has access to  a wealth of data about products and companies and they can easily find reviews from other like-minded folk who have already used your product and experienced your service. Blog posts.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Comments] Using Digital PR to Top up Your Sales Funnel
    Monitor competitors’ content and comments about the competitors. The two goals every company has are increase sales and reduce costs. Increasing sales depends on a consistent flow of people interested in your product or service.  In the past the sales funnel was fairly straightforward – get qualified leads, and convert them to customers. The Internet changed that.  Now the public has access to  a wealth of data about products and companies and they can easily find reviews from other like-minded folk who have already used your product and experienced your service. Blog posts.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Comments] 60 Steps for Your Content Writing Checklist
    You’ve made sure your target audience will take actions (share your articles, like them, subscribe, comment on them, etc.). You’ve replied to everyone who has shared your content or commented on it. 6. You respond to all comments and feedback. I’m sure I’m not the only content writer who follows these three stages of successful content creation and distribution. The first thing everyone finds out about me is that I love lists and checklists. Shopping Shopping lists, to-do lists, reading lists—I am always thrilled to make them. Idea Generation Stage.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Comments] Spin Sucks is Making the Switch to Postmatic
    Blog Social Media audience engagement blog engagement solution blogging tips comment plugin email email engagement email mindset livefyre postmaticDanny Brown shares his experience with Postmatic, the blog engagement solution he uses for his own blog, and why he thinks Postmatic is the perfect solution for Spin Sucks. The post Spin Sucks is Making the Switch to Postmatic appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories How to Build a Community that Thrives Gin and Topics: The Five Second Rule The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino on Video.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #291
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Creating Fictional Data Services and Their Implications - Fabien Girardin - Medium. Most modern apps are built atop data. That means the design and user interface depend a lot on what the data can do. Alistair for Hugh). Here's a good example: Bowienet." Alistair for Mitch). Blown." amazon.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016
    [Comments] How to Gather Fan Feedback on Social Media
    Not all fans following your company on social media will be open to leaving public and detailed feedback via comments or replies. Monitor Comments. This means keeping an eye on three core factors when scanning your comments: Customer sentiment (Was their response positive, negative, or neutral?). Once you have gone over the comments using these three core guidelines, you will begin to notice the key areas in which your business is performing well, as well as areas where it could improve. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Can’t remember? Well, you’re not alone.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016
    [Comments] Your Whole Damn Life is an Idea for a Blog Post
    Traffic and conversions is every business’s goal (and bloggers – after all, conversions can be email sign ups, comments, downloads of ebooks, etc.). As a result, she started to publish more personal posts, with one in particular getting over 600 shares on Facebook and more than 30 comments. From my own experience, even though I stopped writing directly about business on here in 2014, I still get business inquiries, along with emails and comments on how certain posts aren’t restricted to the personal topic I’ve written about. Sounds great. Your goals.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
    [Comments] Why Growing a ‘Teaching Company’ Improves Your Bottom Line
    ” Mike also commented on his boxing career and the value it brings to his work. The Art of Learning. Mike McGrail joins the Content Pros today all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland. Having recently put his own Digital Marketing Consultancy on hold, he is the new Marketing Director at Administrate. This shift has resulted in a specificity of focus that is new for Mike: after working on ten different strategies for ten different businesses at once, he is now only working on one. Mike is bringing something new to the table for his five-member team at Administrate: an education system.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
    [Comments] 6,595 Words on a Traffic Generation Tactic You’re Not Using (But Should Be)
    would love to hear what you think about this article in the comments. I would argue that when it comes to making money online, the most important skill you need is not in being able to find untapped niches, knowing how to do A/B testing, creating attractive websites or even having a great ability to write. Instead, the most sought after skill in my eyes is being able to generate website traffic. To get eyeballs on whatever it is you have created. After all, a lack of (targeted) traffic is often the reason why most online ventures fail. depending on which link checker you use.
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Comments] Oulton Hall Hotel & Spa
    – I’d also ask next time on the desk when they think it might be a bit quieter in the pool area. A few friends since the stay also commented that it gets busy in there, so I wonder if it’s possible to avoid that. Lunch in the Champagne Bar. We arrived early at around 12pm as we were running a few errands in the area and grabbed the opportunity to have lunch in the Champagne Bar before checking into our room. The Champagne Bar at Oulton Hall is beautifully grand with views out over their golf course and the surrounding countryside. Oulton Hall Hotel & Spa. Lovely.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Comments] Charity Marketing: Grow Your Business By Promoting a Cause
    Aside from responding promptly and professionally to comments, questions, and posts, you should also keep your social media accounts up to date with posts from your business and updates from the organization you’re supporting. Whether you’re a charity, or you’re looking to grow your business through promoting one, you can leverage social media to accomplish the task. It’s one of the best ways to get the word out in promoting a good cause. Teaming up with a charity through your marketing efforts is not only a generous thing to do, but it also does wonders for your business image.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Comments] Why I’m Going to Use @couldntgiveanymoreshits As a New Social Network Username
    While it might sound fun, for me it simply instills a “meh”, and led to the comment on my friend’s post that my username on Peach will be @couldntgiveanymoreshits. Last night over on Facebook, my friend Allyson Kapin shared details of where to find her on new mobile social app Peach. For anyone that hasn’t been swept along by the current buzz around Peach , it’s an iOS app that, in the developer’s own words, Peach is a fun, simple way to keep up with friends and be yourself. At What Point Do We Say Enough? mean, do we really need it?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Comments] Unfriend, Defriend, Kill Your Friend
    If you follow my digital personas but never interact through comments, tweets, posts, pokes, whatever, I’m hardly your friend. I’m just some guy you’re following and you are free to decouple the relationship at any time. Because neither LinkedIn nor Facebook tell me if you unfriend me, I’ll never know about it unless I happen to randomly visit your profile and see we’re now two or three degrees apart. I don’t suggest killing me off if we frequently comment, like, or share each other’s updates. She’s OK that nobody can find her.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Comments] Twitter Needs Stronger Conversations, Not Longer Spam
    What many people see in there streams are a series of short (and often poorly written) headlines and comments with links. Barrack Obama types in the first presidential Tweet with Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey watching. The Internet is abuzz about how to fix Twitter. The conversation revolves around the potential expansion of Tweets to as many as 10,000 characters. It’s a bit of a Trojan horse of a conversation. The real issue is how can Twitter break out of a slump that has the social network stymied with no growth, quarterly losses, and lackluster engagement. Is It Really News?
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Comments] The ONE Thing You Must Do In Your Practice Every Day
    Comment On What Other’s Produce:   This might just be the easiest one of all. When someone updates their newsfeeds on Twitter or Facebook, or Tweets about something of interest, or places a video on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube, or goes live on Periscope or other livestreaming apps, make a simple, genuine comment about what you heard or read. If you are more of a video person, there is a video version below from the live – streaming app that I use called Periscope. You already know that you have to turn on the lights in your office. Write about them.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Comments] General Motors and Logitech Dominate the #CES2016 Feed
    ” As a result, the most popular tweets around Rubio on Monday came straight from the Senator himself, commenting on the “failures of Obama’s foreign policy”: With the arrival of 2016, the campaigns are ramping up just a few days into the election year. Tech: #CES2016. The 49th annual Consumer Electronics Show was held in Las Vegas last week, and if you have been following our coverage, you definitely know the media and people everywhere have been abuzz about new product launches and announcements. Some highlights? Politics: GOP Ads Hit Airwaves. See you next week!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Comments] Making a Murderer: Storytelling Substance Over Style
    commented that while it’s pretty amazing, it looks kind of amateur-ish.   By Tony Gnau. It’s the documentary, storytelling series everyone seems to be talking about…  Making a Murderer. The series features the story of a Wisconsin man who has found himself on the wrong side of the law, but may be the target of a massive conspiracy. It is generating a ton of buzz, and that’s great because it’s a classic case of valuing storytelling over fancy production value. nice lesson to learn for anyone creating PR and marketing videos. The Production Backstory.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Comments] How to Improve Your Life
    Comments I can relate to this article because I also own a lot of books. Do you lead a productive life? How many books sit on your shelf? Which books do you never read? How many shirts hang in your closet? Which shirts do you never wear? How many cups and glasses sit in your cupboard? Which cups do you never hold? How many blogs do you receive by email? Which blogs do you never read? How much dust sits in your life? Which dust do you never clean? You accumulate stuff and it sits unused. How unfortunate! Why do you do this to yourself? When and if they are used, they are never used again.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Being of Service
    Please share in the comments below. . One week from today, we in the U.S. will mark Martin Luther King Day, and many are gearing up for the annual day of service. think it’s terrific; but isn’t “being of service” something we should think about more often than not? So, for this week’s roundup, I wanted to explore the idea of being of service vis-à-vis our Social PR world… as well as in general. Here Here we go. 1. How to Build a Social Media Ambassador Program. Why: By now you know that community is at the core of my Social PR philosophy.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Comments] Technique Matters for Communications Strategy Success
    This might be as detailed as not having a complete distribution plan when creating and distributing content, it might be not following up on leads collected, it might be not responding to comments on social or your blog, or a variety of other tasks not maximized due to lack of follow-through or preparation.). By Laura Petrolino. I’m currently pretty deep into what’s called “improvement season” for bodybuilding. Lifting heavier things takes work and strategy. Just like a successful communications strategy, it requires a plan that has tactics aimed at achieving my focus objectives.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #290
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . From "A New Hope" to no hope at all: "Star Wars," Tolkien and the sinister and depressing reality of expanded universes - Salon. I've seen the new Star Wars twice now; the first time was an epiphany; the second, a realization that so much of it was the original trilogy, repeated. amazon.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
    [Comments] Gin and Topics: Ellen’s Never-Ending Scares
    Comments Think I am going to start a running tally of submissions that. By Gini Dietrich. Welcome back, Gin and Topics! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I missed this series. know Mattie Dietrich missed it too, because we had an argument over lunch on New Year’s Day about her not being included enough. (I said she has to send me five videos in one week and they have to all pass my filter.so she should really try for seven.). That said, her brother (Mr. D.) is included twice in this week’s episode so I’m sure she’s not going to be happy.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
    [Comments] How Social Media Addiction is Bad for Mental Health
    The pleasure centers in your brain are stimulated from social media activity as you get positive reinforcement through the likes and comments on your posts. This means that most of your time is spent on viewing photos, liking posts, and writing comments and these activities don’t really require the use of your intellectual abilities. One of the greatest chapters in the book of internet is social media. Social media networks have undoubtedly become an integral part of our lives today because they are quite practical and convenient. It is always recommended to stick to moderation.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
    [Comments] Enter This Copywriting Contest and Win a Free Trip!
    Leave your most brilliant copy as a comment on this blog post for a chance to win a MarketingSherpa Summit package, which includes a free ticket to MarketingSherpa Summit 2016 and a stay at the luxury Bellagio resort in Las Vegas. Enter with a comment to this blog post. You can enter as many times as you wish; please just create a new comment for each entry. When you submit your entry in the comments section, let us know which Value Focus you are writing copy for. Remember, you can enter by leaving a comment like the example below. How to Enter. this year.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
    [Comments] Why Mercedes-Benz Tapped Social for Seasonal Surprise and Delight
    If you’re based in the United States, leave a comment telling us which state you live in, and keep an eye on your Direct Messages. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. For a few lucky fans who sent direct messages to Mercedes-Benz USA via Facebook and Instagram this past holiday season, Mercedes-Benz sent back more than a simple response. Inspired by the approximately 100 messages the company gets on Facebook and Instagram every day, the company launched the #MBSecretSanta program to reward customers—current and prospective—who engaged with the company via direct message. Don’t believe me?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
    [Comments] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Paula Kiger on Video
    Then come back and leave Paula a comment here. By Gini Dietrich. I am ridiculously excited to show you today’s Spin Sucks Inquisition with Paula Kiger aka Big Green Pen. Paula is a HUGE Spin Sucks community member…and I tease her a little bit about it in today’s video. This is the first time we’ve actually spoken to one another. We talk NASA, Scientology, Klout, challenges with working virtually, auto DMs, and more. know you’re going to enjoy watching this as much as I enjoyed interviewing her. The Paula Kiger Inquisition. Tell us about that. Thanks, Paula!
  • VIPER CHILL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Comments] How a Simple Productivity Tool Helped Create the World’s Best Marketing Blog
    didn’t want to reach X amount of comments per post. Look at how many comments I reply to on every article. Today’s blog post will reveal my biggest goal for 2016, nine niche ideas with huge potential and the most effective productivity technique I’ve used over the last few years. Let’s begin by talking about the productivity technique which is often referred to as the Pomodoro Method. If you’ve followed any kind of productivity guide online in the past then you may already know about this way of working in 25-minute time blocks. Nothing. That’s it.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] How Hank Williams Lead Us… In Tech, Diversity and Life
    Corvida and I hosted a live video show and talked about Loren’s partnership and we received tons of racist and abusive comments in the chat room. H ank Williams passed away on November 15, 2015. I was currently in Jamaica for Global Entrepreneurship week speaking to entrepreneurs, community leaders, government officials, and investors about how Jamaica can grow their startup ecosystem. Facebook friend message me and said “Did I hear about Hank?” ” I knew Platform Summit had passed and my heart immediately sunk. texted Hajj Flemings to see what he knew. He did.
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] How the Australian TV Code of Practice creates Media Trolls and #Socialmedia response #ACA9
    Nothing in this Section 3 requires a Licensee to allocate equal time to different points of view, or to include every aspect of a person’s viewpoint, nor does it preclude a critical examination of or comment on a controversial issue as part of a fair report on a matter of public interest. On one hand I like being able to see in comments just how nutty/racist/unfair/prejudiced/discriminatory the average Australian is. Have you ever even seen the comments on newspaper and TV show sites? And oh boy did it come into play. From two little lines, two little changes… 3.4.2
  • FEVER BEE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] Do You Want To Be In The Bar Lowering Business?
    Counting the trips (the clicks, shares, likes, comments, posts, views) won’t help you much. One approach is to lower the bar to engagement. We’re pretty good at lowering the bar. We lower the bar when we reduce the time and effort to participate. We lower the bar when we ask people to do and think less. The lower the bar, more people trip over it. Google+ dropped the engagement bar so comically low you were considered a member even if you didn’t know it. This didn’t help Google+ much neither. Visible and valuable engagement become opposites on a continuum of long-term impact.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] How to Make Money Online in 2016: An Unexpected Approach
    Even just leaving a comment on this very article could result in someone discovering you for the first time, finding your website and connecting with you in a new way. If you haven’t seen certain people for a while, they’ll likely make some comments on your physique that confirm you’re on the right track. You’ll find with any online businesses that starts to get attention (especially if you’re active on social media), there’ll be ignorant people sending less than desirable comments in your direction. More on that later. Maxwell. Neither.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] The 6 Ways to Organize a Content Team
    Leave a comment below and let’s discuss. You know you need content – and probably more this year than ever before. But how do you organize your internal personnel to get all that content created, amplified, and measured? According to our friends at RunDown there are 6 ways to do it. They recently published their 2016 Content Report, based on a survey of 370 content and digital marketers. Also, if you want to demo their slick collection of content planning, production, management, and metrics apps, RunDown is giving Convince & Convert readers 10% off any app. Department.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] Your 2016 PR Goal
    Share it in the comments here (if you’re willing). Comments biggreenpen T60Productions I need to do that more this year! By Gini Dietrich. Happy New Year! missed you guys. hope everyone had really nice holidays and you’re refreshed and ready to kick off 2016 with a bang. For the past three years, I have blogged about our business goals and have included my personal goals. This is always a great exercise for me because it’s nice to have them written down in one spot so I can easily refer back to them. The 2016 PR Trends. Measurement. SMARTER PR Goal. It takes.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Comments] So What Happens When You Remove Your Social Sharing Buttons?
    For example, would a sharer then not comment, or subscribe, if they’ve already taken the action of sharing a post? received a few emails from subscribers, as well as messages/comments on Facebook, that suggested removal of share buttons would stop some folks from sharing my posts. A month ago, I published a post about an experiment I was going to run – what happens when you remove social share buttons from your blog? Don’t get me wrong – that’s not the same as saying social media has no value. Far from it. DannyBrown Hi mate. Direct – 24.5%.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Comments] Six Tips for Dealing with Negative Customer Feedback
    When in doubt, do not respond to a comment, email, or review immediately. wrote an article for the Inquisitr, and overnight it reached more than 25,000 views. I was very excited and dove into the comments people left on the page. There were nearly 30 comments and every one of them was negative. At first I was aggravated and wanted to debate each person that commented. By Nadya Khoja. There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t receive at least one form of negative customer feedback. And you know what? They aren’t wrong. Take Nothing Personally. Ask Questions .
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Comments] 4 Things Your Community Needs From You In 2016
    We’ll all do ourselves a disservice if we keep equating “community” with “people who leave comments on the internet” The digital age has given us new media, and with it, new mandates to elevate our ideas about the people that impact our brand, our business, and our work. When I first got involved with online communities (mumblemumble years ago now), they were largely digitized gatherings of misfit humans around common interests or topics. Now we have this interesting dynamic, especially between brands/businesses and their various communities. Period. Please.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Get Started With Blogging
    Please share in the comments below. . Happy New Year! truly hope you all enjoyed your holiday break and are refreshed and ready to jump into 2016. Maybe you’re even planning to get started with blogging? On January 10th, this blog turns seven. Isn’t that crazy?! It feels like just yesterday that I was writing my first post. Getting started on blogging can be daunting, but IMHO is worth it. I’ve heard from quite a few of you who want to make blogging a priority this year. ” 2.  Does Keyword Optimization Still Matter? ” 3.  The WordPress Bloggers Bible.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Comments] Unlocking Your Social Media Potential with Automated Instagram Likes
    Marketers are now posting photos of their companies and products to invite relevant comments. It is an ideal way to move away from the bland Facebook comments and instead engage better using photos and short postings. Unlocking Your Social Media Potential with Automated Instagram Likes  . It is the most talked about social media platform. Every celebrity has some sort of presence and big brands are now falling over themselves to get noticed. Yes, this is how fast Instagram has evolved. Rich Customer Potential. update. Instagram Social Media Value. Easily sharable content.
  • WHAT SPINKS THINKS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016
    [Comments] A Simple Model to Measure and Improve your Leadership Skills
    Comment below. This is post #2 in my 365 Writing Challenge. If you’re a founder, leadership is probably a topic that runs through your head every single day. The success of your company is directly related to your ability to lead. We’ve seen companies live and die by their leadership. We’ve also seen all different kinds of leaders…good, evil, outgoing, soft-spoken etc. So it begs the question, what makes a great business leader? There are a lot of models, books and theories around leadership. So I trust his perspective when it comes to identifying leadership.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #289
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Viewpoint Diversity in the Academy - The Righteous Mind. There's been a lot of talk about how far 'safe spaces' in academic discourse can go, before they invade freedom of speech. Alistair for Hugh). For God's sake, sex and auto-insurance are not two things that go together.' Never say die.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015
    [Comments] 15 Tips for Effectively Managing YOUR Precious Time
    Each time you read a blog post, you are essentially doing several things: You are supporting your blogging buddy and strengthening your relationship with him/her, especially if you comment on the post. It’s one of our most precious commodities. There never seems to be enough of it (especially for bloggers and writers), and yet, sometimes time seems to stand still. There’s a ton of information on the web that claims to provide “helpful” information, but doesn’t really. Once you read the tips, you end up falling back into the same old rut. Good news. have the solution! You heard me. Often.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015
    [Comments] The Best Decision I Made About This Blog
    The level of comments, and the depth behind these comments, showed me I was right to make the move to the type of blogging that was important to me. As the end of 2015 waves its face in front of us, it’s usually the sign for times of reminiscence, both in our personal lives as well as professional. The same can be applied to pretty much everything we do, with blogging being one of them. If I were to look back on where this blog has taken turns since starting it back in September 2008, there have been a lot of directional changes in that time. Plus ca change. What Comes Next.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015
    [Comments] 105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar
    This is a cool comment from someone who read our post about the best blog post length. Comments. Blog comments are an awesome way to connect with others in your industry, provide your business’ insight, and even link back to your content (when done well). There are rules of engagement for blog comments that will help you use them appropriately for content marketing. Where comments are specifically attached to a piece of content on someone’s blog, forums are particularly useful for sharing ideas and asking questions. Really! Here ya go. Lists.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015
    [Comments] How to Select a Marketing Agency for an Addiction Rehab Center
    Twitter search for customer comments. 3. The drug, alcohol and other addiction rehab industry is booming in the United States is booming to the tune of $35 billion in 2014 [link] While there were more than 14,000 treatment facilities back in 2014, existing centers can’t keep up with demand. total of 2.5 million persons received treatment, but many more need it and facilities are filled to capacity. There are many ways that you can go about marketing your facility on the Internet. You can do the marketing yourself or hire a company to do it for you. Angie’s List. Trustpilot.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
    [Comments] My Favorite Things 2015 Edition
    No mystery I’m a Mac guy, but not to the point where I’m so blind that I can’t see when they miss the mark (see my Mac Mail comment above). Every year I like to write a blog post that recaps some of my favorite products or services I experienced that year. While I didn’t host a talk show announcing my favorite things and giving them away to a screaming out of control crowd, I am posting them here for you to get for yourselves. Feel free to scream if you’d still like. Works great, and has a great UI. Only $10 in the Mac App Store. It’s a no brainer.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
    [Comments] 10 Ways to Improve Your Editorial Calendar
    CoSchedule can do all of this for you: tasks, workflow, blogging, social media, events, and comments. Treat content as projects with tasks, comments, and workflow for your entire team to see. Editor’s Note: This post is one of Convince & Convert’s Top 10 Posts of 2015. How satisfied are you with the way you manage your content right now? Do you use a content marketing editorial calendar but it still kind of… well… sucks? Chances are, you know there are things you can improve with your editorial calendar. Simply put: We don’t like change. Really.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2015
    [Comments] Top Three Spin Sucks PR Blog Posts of 2015
    Comments biggreenpen Do you have any idea how difficult it was for me to. By Laura Petrolino. thought to myself, “Self, you know what would be a killer idea? Dig into analytics to see what the most popular PR blog posts on Spin Sucks were for 2015, and then write a post on it for the end of the year.”. So this is exactly what I did. And then I realized none of my posts were in the top three, or even the top five. None of them. Not one. So then I thought maybe it wasn’t as good of an idea as it originally seemed. Heck, maybe they even broke Google? Clearly that’s it. RIGHT?!?)
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2015
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #288
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . The Man Who Destroyed America's Ego - Will Starr - Medium. Children should be raised with unconditional encouragement. At least, that's what Carl Rogers said, and after centuries of belief in Original Sin, it was a refreshing change. Your move, McGuire." Alistair for Hugh). You might gain.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2015
    [Comments] 19 productivity and time management apps for 2016
    Do share your views in the comments. You know what they say, ‘time is money’. And, rightly so! Productivity and time management go hand in hand. While you cannot buy time, you sure can buy tools to better manage it and use it in the most productive manner. The fact that technology has bombarded us with countless tools for managing our work life makes it easy for us to improve our productivity levels, especially when everyone is running short on time. Managing your schedule is not some sort of rocket science. All you need to have is the right set of tools to do it. Basecamp. Dropbox.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2015
    [Comments] How to Create a Successful Editorial Calendar
    want you to think about things like themes, series, features, categories, post frequency, different mediums, visual content etc, which will help you narrow your focus and plan out a fantastic year of content that your readers will love (and importantly, that you will be excited about and enjoy creating!). I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments, on the show notes , or on social media with the hashtag #TodayNotSomeday – and thank you for joining me in these few weeks of challenges. We’ve covered: Creating products. Boosted our email subscriber lists. General
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015
    [Comments] The Truth About Social Media Strategy
    highlight to tweet). I’ve created a handy graphic that diagrams this important difference. I’d love for you to share it and I hope you take a moment to comment below. The biggest problem with organic social media for business is that the majority of companies are trying to employ a social media strategy that hinges on making social media do something it’s not well-suited to do: create new customers from thin air. “My favorite part of social media is that companies are doing it,” said noone, ever. highlight to tweet, it’s fun!). Think about it from an audiences standpoint.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015
    [Comments] How Four-Numbers Can Send You Millions of Visitors from Google in 2016
    One tip, to see how popular certain topics were in 2015, is to find blog posts trying to rank for 2015 related keywords and seeing if they have a lot of shares and comments. If you have any questions, you’ll find me in the comments below. I know I’m sharing this at the point of the year when everyone is winding down and preparing for the holiday season, but that’s exactly why I’m sharing it: So you jump-start your success in 2016 in a way you never thought possible. What holiday? It’s time to grind! Don’t think about competition. greatest.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Comments] Leveraging 4 Key Types of PR Data
    Maybe your article received 4,000 social shares, but what was the sentiment of the comments? Guest post by Leta Soza AirPR. Data collection and evaluation are (or, at least, should be) integrated into the daily rituals of PR pros. With the gajillions of measurable actions consumers take every day, the massive amount of information PR pros must sift through grows exponentially, which, in turn, can make locating those meaningful insights challenging. But let’s not get overwhelmed, yet. Below are four of the main types of PR data you should start using right now. 1. The results?
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Comments] A New Blog and Approach for 2016
    It is an online Gutenberg press that allows people to comment on and share posted media. You’ll probably notice a new simple blog design on the site. The revised geofflivingston.com reflects a greater focus on photography , and less on books and writing as a whole. This reflects an anticipated larger strategic shift with my own activities online in 2016. Next year will bring a professional change. With it will come a reduced focus on marketing personal consulting services. will reveal more when I can. This is not that. It is not a resignation, nor the end. Purpose. So blog I will.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: #WUL Over the Years
    Please plop a comment below, and have a great weekend! Can you believe WUL will turn 7 – SEVEN! – next year? Where did the time go and how did my baby get all growed up? start feeling nostalgic this time of year. And the other day, I was reminiscing about some of my favorite posts over the years. Given that many of you are new(er) to WUL, I figured it would be fun to focus the last roundup of 2015 (WUL will go on vacation just like SBC) on WUL over the years. Let’s go. 1. 7 PR Lessons Komen for the Cure Didn’t Know It Was Giving You. That’s how I get my jollies.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #287
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Resistance to last-resort antibiotic has now spread across globe - New Scientist. Well, crap. Next to vaccination, the discovery of antibiotics is one of the greatest achievements of medicine. Before antibiotics, the world was ugly, messy, and lethal. Alistair for Hugh). . I'm sold." Right?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015
    [Comments] How Reese’s Took On Its Critics and Won
    If the issue is generating a high volume of comments and is ongoing over multiple days to a week, it’s helpful to give team members shifts to avoid fatigue. As seen with the comments to Reese’s, many brand advocates came to the company’s defense during #TreeGate. ‘Tis the season for fun and festive holiday-themed offerings from companies. But what happens when your company’s holiday product doesn’t quite meet consumer expectations? As Reese’s recently found out, taking on critics in a clever way can actually generate more brand goodwill. highlight to tweet). It started innocently.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015
    [Comments] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Martin Waxman on Video
    So watch it (if you can’t get it to play here, you can click to YouTube and watch it there) and then leave Martin a comment with your thoughts. By Gini Dietrich. Welcome to the very last Spin Sucks Inquisition of 2015. Next Friday is Christmas and the Friday after is New Year’s Day so this is it. Can you believe it? have a very special guest on today’s Inquisition. Martin Waxman and I have been friends a looooooong time. We co-host Inside PR together. We’ve traveled together (not together, together, but on the same trips). Martin is one of the smartest people I know.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Comments] On Approachability.
    ” In many cases, that reaction comes in the form of some sort of Like or comment. People are now silencing themselves out of fear of inviting the wrong comments in. Are you the kind of person who updates social media often? I’m curious to know if you’ve found that your broadcasts have (re)invited people into your lives, people you may know through your career, school, religious circle, or whatever, who have approached you about something that they may have picked up through your social media updates. It probably feels weird. She has an audience). Appropriately.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Comments] Nine PR Gifts for the Communicator in Your Life
    Last week, there was a comment here that Evernote Premium is the way to go. By Gini Dietrich. On the ninth day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you…nine PR gifts, eight PR trends ,  seven PR blogs , six must-watch PR webinars ,  five PR books , four PR podcasts ,  three productivity tools ,  two Spin Sucks Crazy secrets , and the one PR tool you need for 2016. To prepare for this blog post, I asked on Facebook for gift ideas. To say I didn’t exactly get what I wanted is a bit of an understatement. Nine PR Gifts. Evernote Premium. Evernote Notebooks. Software Subscription. GoPro.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015
    [Comments] Six Social Media Management Tools for Improved Engagement and Results
    With the application, you can easily comment, like or share content that has been posted on your pages. It allows you to see the number of people who have commented on your posts and the number of people who are talking about the content you have shared. Using SocialMention, you can monitor the media and reply or comment on queries that people might have about your brand. There are never enough hours in a day when you have to find content for your social media networks and when you have manage multiple social media accounts. DrumUp. TweetDeck. Facebook Pages Manager. IFTTT.
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