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How People Spend Their Time Online [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet On our blog , we have previously written about an infographic that illustrates how social networking accounts for a huge amount of time spend online and relates content sharing to brands , but this new infographic from Go-Gulf takes a slightly closer look at how people around the world split their time across different online activities. How Advertisers Are Using Facebook Ads [Infographic].

Five Step Process for Using the Social Web

Spin Sucks

I had a different blog topic in mind today when I read Danny Brown’s , “ Being Where YOU Need to Be, Not Where ‘They’ Say You Should.” ” This makes my blood boil. Clearly the speaker does not run a small business or have to make payroll or deal with HR issues or make rain or report to stakeholders. If he or she did, they would never advise this. Listen. Assess.

Who Are The Influencers and How DO We Find Them?

Unspoken

In my last blog, “ Clout vs. Klout – Or the Real Meaning of Social Influence ,” I pulled together information which concluded that the most visible people are not necessarily correlated with influence, and word-of-mouth recognition can only be harnessed by targeting large numbers of ordinary influencers. That naturally raises the question, “Who are these influencers and how DO we find them?” ” Is there some way of identifying those people who are connected to a critical mass of easily influenced people? Digg Digg. Is Klout On The Way Out?

How Human is Your Organization?

SocialFish

Click on the image below to take a test assessing your organization based on the four human elements we describe in Humanize as defining (for us) a human organization. The test will take about 15 minutes, and we’ll send you individual results. See how deep the rabbit hole goes. photo credit ). Humanize Useful Data

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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How Are We (Ad/Marketing Pros) Using Social Media? [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

It’s no surprise that advertising professionals are advocates of social media. We research, test, and execute marketing campaigns on a daily basis and they design these campaigns with the purpose of delivering a message to a targeted group of prospects. Social media not only allows for highly targeted messaging but it’s extremely scalable.

Facebook Launches Instagram-Like Camera App!

Shift Digital

Breaking News: Facebook is launching Facebook Camera , a new mobile app, that looks eerily similar to Instagram, the company that they recently purchased for $1 billion. Here is a breakdown of the features: Make your photos beautiful. Like Instagram, the new Facebook Camera app allows users to add cool filters and crop pictures. This will be a deal breaker feature for me. Simple. Turbo sharing.

Every Little Detail

Twist Image

"I'm not a very detail-oriented person." " I find myself saying this to many people all too often. The funny thing is, that I have been lying. Yesterday, at the C2 MTL event being held in Montreal, Ian Schrager (world famous for Studio 54 and the boutique hotel movement) said this (and I'm paraphrasing here): "You never know which little detail is going to be important, so they all have to be great." " It's beautiful and true. isn't it? Take for instance, this blog. look at every word and grapple with finding a better one. God is in the details. You can do it.

Happy 5th Birthday to My Blog

Ari Herzog

May 14 marked the fifth birthday of my blog. It’s seen two URLs, multiple names, and numerous iterations. If you’ve never visited the archive , you can trace my beginning blog posts about apartment life and the environment and discover my first posts about social media. What you can expect between now and May 2013. You can expect to discover new bloggers and voices in the online space.

Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.

Digital PR: Finding Brand Ambassadors

Proactive Report

In the last post 10 Tips to Increase Earned Media the first tip was to find and partner with brand ambassadors. recent report from SODA – the Society for Digital Agencies -  clearly shows that earned media is king.  So what, or who, are we looking for to increase this earned media?  What exactly is a brand ambassador? The next step is to use ranking and influence tools.  Connect with me.

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Unveiling New Logo for #Nifty50 Kids

Blue Focus Marketing

Unveiling #Nifty50 Kids New Logo – Hope you “Like” & “Pin” More You Pin — the More Kids Win!!! Nifty50 Kids Looking for a 2012 Corporate Sponsor. Friends, colleagues, and Twitter followers, it’s time for the second annual #Nifty50 awards! According to TweetReach, #Nifty50 netted over 140,000 tweets and retweets. This year our focus is technology. Nifty50

Infographic: Pinterest Best Practices

Firebelly

Edelman , a global PR firm, recently released an infographic highlighting the best practices of social media marketing on Pinterest. This is an excellent supplement to an earlier post on our blog, Pinterest: Early Best Practices From Firebelly. Are there any additional best practices that you would include?

Promoting A Small Business Blog Through Social Media

Small Business Mavericks

A small business blog has a number of benefits, however, it can also be a tax on valuable time resources. Having a blog is, too a certain extent, a waste of time if you don’t have the resources to actually promote it, to put the content in front of readers. Once you build a readership, you can spend less time promoting your blog’s content, however, in the early days, promotion is as equally important as publishing the content. So how and where should you promote your blog? If time is an issue, then you need to carefully target your promotional efforts. Where are they?

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Twitter Analytics… we’re waiting

Josh S Peters

The Twitter Analytics we were promised. in 2011. and never got. wrote a post for WebProNews, Dear Twitter Analytics… You’re Late ,  that was 1/2 rant and 1/2 informational. The rant is about how long it’s been that Twitter has promised us analytics, but never delivered. It’s truly a gross tale of broken promises and underachievement. Thanks for reading, Josh S Peters.

Why Tomorrow.is so Yesterday

Engaging Brand

We live in a world where tomorrow is.well, it's so, so. yesterday in terms of the world of business and in terms of social marketing ! The business world is dynamic.except for businesses themselves.let me explain. We live in a real time world, our consumers, our employees all live in a world of real time data feeding through their laptops, their smartphones.their tablet PC 's. . They want a complex combination of quality (a given!) , specificity (another given!), no risk (they read the reviews) and instant (or next day delivery). Wow.phew.impossible right? Meetings to brainstorm.in

14 Proven Ways to Simplify Your Blogging and Get More Done

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Nick Thacker of Livehacked.com. We’ve all had that feeling of impending doom: “My readers are expecting me to post tomorrow, but I haven’t even answered my emails, check my Analytics stats, or responded to the Twitter shout-outs. There’s just no way I can get it all done…”. Or something like that. If you’ve ever felt like the pressures of maintaining a blog—not to mention the rest of your business—are becoming too much, it could be time to simplify what you’re doing. Here are 14 proven methods for getting more blogging done in less time. It’s liberating. Ask them for help.

Social Pros 17 – Maria Ogneva, Yammer

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 17 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Maria Ogneva of Yammer. Read on for insights from Maria, and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : are Facebook and Twitter like the Tortoise and the Hare?). Listen Now. Click the play button to listen here: Download the audio file: [link]. The RSS feed is: [link]. Hi, Maria.

The Smart Marketer's Guide to Social Media Management

Engaging in social media isn't an option anymore. So if you're going to do it, you want to do it well.

Competition Brings Out The Best In Us

Shift Digital

Today marks the first post in a series dedicated to the quick service restaurant industry.  We have enjoyed working with professionals in this field and look forward to meeting many more via this blog.  . Everybody loves to believe in an underdog story, whether it involves a little league baseball team or a group of Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) franchise employees that don’t work for one of the big chains. The role of the underdog has been a huge part of our generation in so many different ways: in movies, on TV shows, sports, the school playground, the Bible, etc. Have A Plan.

A Technophobe’s No-tears Guide to Podcasting

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Carol Tice of  Make a Living Writing. You’ve probably heard that adding multimedia to your blog is a great way to grow your audience. But if you’re like me, and technology makes you assume the fetal position and cry like an overtired baby, you may have put off the idea. The good news is that after pulling out half of my hair grappling with a half-dozen different podcasting platforms and audio-editing programs, I discovered there is a simple way to create, embed, and play audio on your WordPress blog. Step 1: Pick the right podcasting platform. Here’s how.

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