Tue.Apr 05, 2011

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PR’s Biggest Mistake When Working With Influencers

Spin Sucks

Kary Delaria is a digital PR strategist and social media research analyst for Kane Consulting , a social media firm that specializes in cross-channel integration. One of the biggest obstacles I’ve seen to social media success is that many people assume the same strategies and tactics that work well offline can be applied to this space. As digital PR strategists, this sparked a fire in our brains.

100 Greatest Hits Of YouTube

Firebelly

Since Tuesday is the unhappiest day of the week , I thought I’d lighten things up and make sure this YouTube Tuesday video was a fun one. Below is a video that condenses the 100 Greatest Hits of YouTube into about 3 minutes. We humans are an interesting bunch! Are any of your favorites missing? Video URL: [link] ].

Building Your Online Community

Spin Sucks

A few days ago, I recorded a podcast with Srinivas Rao for BlogCastFM (yet to be published). One of the questions he asked me is what new bloggers can do to find and attract readers and build community. used Drew Odom as an example. Drew recently wrote a blog post where he used some Spin Sucks content. received the backlink  and went over there to comment. He sent me a thank you note. Via email.

New Photo-sharing App Called “Color”. The Next Big Thing?

Mindjumpers

Tweet. Recently, the new social networking photo sharing app called Color was launched. After only 24 hours, Color already had hundred of articles dedicated to it – and still it’s gaining a lot of attention, but also criticism. The new app is launched on iPhone and Adroid, and behind this new social networking app we find former Lala CEO Bill Nguyen and former BillShrink CEO Peter Pham.

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3 Steps to a Productive Life on Twitter as a Blogger Using Buffer

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Leo Widrich. One of the most important things I discovered is to manage my time efficiently on Twitter. Otherwise I would spend hours and hours without getting anything else done. Recently I have started to use Buffer , a super simple Twitter tool which helps you to breathe a little easier by keeping my followers posted all day long. Step 1: Put Tweets in Your Buffer.

Spy on Your Facebook Competitors with HyperAlerts

Convince & Convert

The great thing about companies widely publishing APIs in this age of collaboration is that crafty third-parties can develop tools and features that the developers of the “mother ship&# forgot. Browse through Laura Fitton’s amazing One Forty (the app store Twitter neglected to build) and you’ll find thousands of Twitter add-ons. Enter your email address and a password. 2.

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The ONLY Way To Manage Your Twitter Account

Small Business Mavericks

Leave it to Marketing Pilgrim to think outside of the Twox (Twitter box). In this case, I think they've got the right idea. The right idea is to manage your Twitter account YOUR WAY. I'm with Jennita when she says

Identifying and Engaging Influencers Where Social Media and Email Integrate

Social Email Marketing

How do you determine an influencer in the social media world? What do you do with these influencers once you have identified them? Many monitor online influencers using parameters like Klout, the number of Twitter followers, etc. But, is that relevant? Maybe the answer lies in a combination of. Social email marketing

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Goldman Sachs says Social Media has little effect on what you buy

Josh S Peters

Recently Goldman Sachs decided to do a poll to achieve who knows what. The question was vague, the demographics not released, and just about all other pertinent info was never given out. Basically this was a terrible poll done with no real objective as far as they have released or that I could see or could find. Let’s be honest, this was a terrible terrible terrible vague and pointless poll.

How to Remove Google Personalization from Google Search Results

Bill Hartzer

Barry over at Search Engine Roundtable wrote an interesting post about Google personalization and a little-known Google feature. There is a way to turn off the Google search results’ personalization feature by appending “&pws=0″ to the Google search results URL. It seems as if you have to do it more and more often, even if you are not logged into Google. Post on Google Buzz.

The “Social Media Certificate” – Smart Move or Scam?

Webbiquity SMM

A growing number of community colleges, vocational schools, online universities, technical colleges and even big-name universities are now offering social media certificate programs (Google this if you like, I don’t want to legitimize any of them with a link). When companies hire, does having a social media certificate really differentiate a job candidate? Ultimately, social media is a tool.

Using Interactive Media in Email Marketing

Social Email Marketing

Just in case you haven’t heard, there’s a lot you can do with “web 2.0” in your email marketing. It’s not just about text, photos/graphics and links. Today you have a range of possibilities where interactive and multimedia is concerned. Video If you’ve got good, relevant and engaging video content. Email marketing

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Mr Internet.Make Me Look Good, Please?

Engaging Brand

Interesting, I was driving back tonight in heavy traffic and all I kept thinking was. Social media allows customers to connect. In the early days this was amazing, this was the differentiating factor from 'traditional' media methods. It was personal, or at least it had the perception of being personal. think the latter. This thought kept musing in my head? Is it much more selfish than that?

Do You Have these 4 Unrealistic Expectations of Blogging?

ProBlogger

Earlier in the year I surveyed a small segment of ProBlogger readers on their blogging experiences as a way of keeping in touch with the needs of readers. asked a variety of questions, but the answers to one particular question stood out to me like a sore thumb, because I saw the same themes emerging again and again. The question asked bloggers to think about the unrealistic expectations that they had when they started blogging. Hundreds of bloggers responded, but I was amazed to see the same four themes emerge in almost every response. If you build it … they don’t necessarily come.

Email Vendor Features and Functions Guide: Differences Between Email Vendors Bigger Than Expected

Social Email Marketing

This week the European Email Vendor Features and Functions Guide is released, the second part of the guide that offers side-by-side comparison of in total 53 ESPs worldwide. The first worldwide edition of John Caldwell's guide In a collaboration between our friend John Caldwell's Red Pill Email and. Industry news

Blog Monetization Outside the Box

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. Someone once told me that the only way to make money with a blog is to sell massive amounts of text links. There’s no other way,” he said, and he was resolute in his opinion. couldn’t change his mind, so I just listened and nodded my head. didn’t bother to argue, even though I knew he was wrong. know plenty of people who make money online and they don’t do it by selling text links. Yet lots of people seem to think that the only way to make money with a blog is through text link sales. You aren’t being creative enough.”. Ebooks.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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All Acquisitions, All the Time

Net-Savvy Executive

Here we go again. Before the discussion about the Radian6 acquisition had time to settle down, there's another acquisition. This time, it's KANA Software and Overtone , in a combination that's all about integrating customer service and analytics. If you're trying to keep up with all the moves, remember that I keep an acquisitions scorecard over at SMA. Enterprise companies are starting to realise the enormous value in the data we collect, and analyse and the value this offers in nearly every area of a business, " Sentiment Metrics. Brand Monitoring: Where Are They Now? Where does it end?

2011 Q1 Review: SocialFish clients and work

SocialFish

It’s time for our quarterly recap of what we’ve been working on. Here’s a review of what we’ve been up to in the first quarter of 2011. Busy as usual! STRATEGY WORK –We have clients who come to us at a stage where they understand the tools, they see the benefits, and they need help defining a social media strategy for their organization. Strategy clients. THINK TANK.

Evil Plans – a video review

Jeff Esposito

This post contains video, if you can’t view, please click here. Between SXSW and my shoulder surgery, I have been delayed in creating video reviews of the books that I have read. So today, the first delayed review is of Hugh MacLeod’s Evil Plans. The book was a quick read and really good for inspiration and offering the why not when coming up with a killer idea and executing it. Check out the video above for my full thoughts on it. Book Review Evil Plans Hugh MacLeod

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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