Wed.Mar 09, 2011

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A Day in Life of a Social Media Manager [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Searching the web, I found this infographic illustrating a day in life of a Social Media Manager. More often, we are starting to see job postings regarding a position as a Social Media Manager, and it is definitely one of our time’s fastest growing job positions globally. But what is a Social Media Manager actually doing? How much does a Social Media Manager earn?

Social Media Pet Peeves

Spin Sucks

Grammar Pet Peeves was a big hit last month and I couldn’t help but notice that a LOT of us were having fun. honestly hesitated writing this because I felt like I might be preaching to the choir. A lot of us get it. We understand social media, we’re certified geeks, and we are here to learn at an even deeper level. still get the comment, all the time – Social media is a waste of time. Buy my book.

Social Media – the Next Frontier!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Many BtoB organizations these days are spending time and money to listen to the conversations that are happening about their brand, which is a basic essential for any brand. It’s good to be able to see those conversations and have some indication whether they are positive, negative or neutral so you have your finger on the “pulse” of what is being said socially about your brand.

Quora Is Not for Normal People

Spin Sucks

Although she meant it for Facebook question of the week , Abbie Fink asked us about Quora and I thought I’d answer it today AND do a video question of the week, from another Facebook friend, tomorrow. She asked, “Quora: Do or do not. Why or why not? Figured I’d rather ask you than ask Quora.&#. My response? Do not. At first I was really pleased with Quora. Pretty cool, right?

Yahoo 73

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Facebook For Business Tip #7: Facebook Video

Firebelly

Video can be a great part of an online marketing mix. Many people upload and share YouTube videos, but there are also advantages to Facebook Video as well. Note: I would not recommend using Facebook Video instead of YouTube. Upload to both places when relevant.). Facebook videos can be embedded into your blog or website. Facebook provides more thumbnail image options for your video. What can I say?

Reply Frequency Among 11 Twitter Users

Ari Herzog

February 2011 Twitter statistics for Me. Take a hard look at this graph. Do you see the peaks of my replies in contrast to the total tweets? Do you see how replies are drastically more prominent than retweets? Regardless of how many times you tweet in a given month and despite current events you choose to participate in trending, curious how your Twitter statistics compare? Media metrics Twitter

Social Sharing Buttons in Single Post Templates

Kikolani

One of the most frequently asked questions I get on a regular basis is what plugin I use for the above social sharing buttons in my posts. The answer is it is not a plugin, but some manually entered coding, which I am going to share with you today. This coding will work with most self-hosted WordPress themes, including Thesis. Why Are Social Sharing Buttons Important? One of the main blog post promotion strategies I cover in my new eBook involves the big three social networks: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Social Sharing Button Coding. margin: 17px 0 0 0; }. float: left; display: block; }.

The Music Of Communications

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Narciso Tovar. Music, beautiful music. Whenever I think of chamber music, I think of Haydn, Beethoven or Mozart – beautiful stuff, but something I *really* have to be in the mood for. Don’t get me wrong – their compositions have everything I look for in music: passion, depth and that element of surprise. It’s just not my vibe. Image: classicalmusicperiod.wikispaces.com , CC 3.0.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. SIMA is the trade association for the snow and ice management and removal industry. Champion: Brian Birch , Assistant Executive Director. Big Idea: Collaborating with a purpose and a strategy. Concepts: Build your strategy around the sweet spots. Work through the secret tug of war. Facebook.

Going Off the Grid at SxSW

Geoff Livingston

Image by saidemily. Welcome to SxSW, the heart of online nihilism. Whether you are at the event or unfortunate enough to tune in via Facebook, Twitter and other social media, you will witness one of the greatest spectacles of popular pageantry. The art of seeing and being seen is taken to its highest form by the faux famous. Is this anti for the sake of being anti? No, it’s not.

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.

The Ugly Truth About Business Models And The Advertising Scapegoat

Twist Image

Here's a thought: when you're developing your business, think about the revenue model as you're developing your product or service. It's one of the more fascinating phenomena of the new media world: we have these runaway successes with people clamoring to join/use them, but there is no substantial revenue model in sight. You can cry that Search Engine Marketing is loosing its efficacy (I'd still argue that point), but you have to be able to respect what Google did. It took them years of working and nurturing the pay-per-click advertising model to get it to the point where it's at. very hard.

Embed Facebook Content Into Your Website | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

How to embed Facebook content into your website with one simple tool called SocialDitto

Are You Keeping Your Social Antenna Up?

Convince & Convert

Sure, the instantaneous nature of the social Web can create business crises faster than you can say “Tiger Blood&# and “Kenneth Cole is an Oaf&#. But, that rapidity also creates unprecedented opportunities for marketers with their antenna up, scanning the real-time horizon for a chance to make a difference. The guy is practically an ant. 41 rooms were booked almost instantly.

Integrating Social Media Channels | PWB Marketing Blog

PWB Marketing Blog

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.

Skype Offering $10 for 3-month Premium Subscription

Idaconcpts

Skype is partnering with Groupon to offer $10 for a three-month Skype Premium subscription, which gets you unlimited international Skype-to-Skype calls, face-to-face video chatting, video conferencing, instant messaging and low-cost calls to non-users. According to Groupon, this 3-Month Skype Premium Subscription is valued  at $26.97. Check it out: Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Digg this!

Integrating Social Media Channels

PWB Marketing Blog

Social Media Content: Create or Curate

The Social Media Incubator

If you spend any time at all studying what success online looks like, you'll eventually stumble across the phrase, “Content is King.” This refers to the idea that in order to succeed online, you must create killer content

Crowdsourcing help for Small Business at SXSW

Jeff Esposito

On March 10, I’ll hop on a plane from Boston Logan airport and head across the country to Austin, Texas for this year’s SXSW conference. My plan is too learn, meet some cool folks, conduct a business meeting or two, and maybe engage in a shenanigan or two, but really who is counting? I also wanted to see if I could crowdsource a project, aeBook that will be free to benefit a community that is in dire need of advice and assistance – small businesses. Plus who doesn’t like helping people out? So what am I asking you to do? Sound good? Jeffesposito20 – Gmail. Facebook.com/jeffesposito. Thanks!

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.

What I Learned About Blogging from the Tanzanian Blog Project

ProBlogger

It seems like a long time ago that I invited readers of ProBlogger to come to Tanzania with me to experiment with seeing what social good we could do with social media and blogging. You can see the results of the week (in terms of the content created) at the CBM Australia Blog. But before I do, be warned: I’m still jet-lagged so this could come out a little muddled! The plan. The reality.

Social Media: Australian Society of Travel Writers

Laurel Papworth

In November last year, I spoke on social media and the impact it has on the Travel Writers industry. Great group – both speakers and audience. I was on a panel and then ran a bit of a workshop. I’m convinced that anyone currently in the writing/communicating industry will do fantastically well in social media. Social Media and Travel writers.

My First Week At The Search Agency pt2

Josh S Peters

Snack Pantry #1 at TSA. didn’t post this yesterday because I decided I wanted to do it as a recap instead. Day 2 at an agency has brought with it some realizations about the difference in working styles, work load, and more. 1. The work style in an agency larger than my old basement office is a LOT faster. There is a lot more people asking for things and about things. At the most I have 3.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Baby bad parent thattababy

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Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind.

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions

Koka Sexton

I am just about finished reading an amazing book. Enchantment was introduced to me by an email by Guy Kawasaki and I was happy to take an early peek at it. First thought was I was going to get an education on using social media to attract more people and build stronger communities, I was wrong. Kawasaki makes good use of subheads and bullet points, rendering information in a searchable format.

He’s a Rogue … that’s Why He Blogs so Well

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Graham Phoenix of Male eXperience. Okay, let’s be clear about this: I am a man and I am a blogger. In fact I’ve turned it back on itself—I blog about men! Now, some men are rogues. We all know rogues: they are focused, calculating, dedicated, and only want one thing. These are the qualities of a real rogue—and the qualities of a successful blogger. Surely we all came into blogging because it was an easy source of income that we could work at from home. What a rogue! Where are his good manners? None of them had an easy ride—or not one they will admit to, anyway!