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Twitter Etiquette: Outside Voices, Inside Voices and Whispers

Almost Savvy

If you grew up with a mother anything like mine, many of your childhood memories include being shushed and reminded to use your inside voice. We had three voices, but the one we heard the most about was our inside voice. Heaven forbid we might say something too loudly and the neighbors would hear! Laura clearly disagreed with my perspective that this practice is often seen as rude. It is intimate.

Social Media News Releases Get 3x More Media Coverage

Adam Sherk

Social media news releases have lots of advantages, and what’s not to like? They offer a clean, simple format that encourages companies to be clear and succinct. While multimedia content can be added to any press release, SMNRs are much more likely to incorporate images and video. That all sounds great, but do social media news releases actually generate more media coverage? Public Relations

Quickstart Guide to Social Media [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Getting started with a social media initiative does not necessarily require a lot. Yet there are some vital considerations to go through before getting on board. found this neat infographic, which I think covers some crucial elements. Or often also without the proper ressources to back up the initiative. Similar Posts: Lack Of A Plan Shows That Businesses Struggle With Social Media Marketing.

How to prepare an Ignite or TED talk: Q & A with Jill Foster

Debbie Weil

Preparing for the Ignite DC talk I gave recently was surprisingly challenging. Presentation junkies think of Ignite as a mini- TED , which ratchets the pressure up considerably. Like TED and TEDx talks (15 minutes), five-minute Ignite presentations are regularly given in dozens of cities around the world. And the same approach to subject matter: "Enlighten us, but make it quick."

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

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The Top 10 Lessons I Have Learned In My First Blogging Year

Spin Sucks

Tony Hastings is the man behind the Top 10 Blog. just noticed I have been running The Top 10 Blog for almost 12 months so what a good time to review, and share, the main lessons I’ve learned. I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a technical expert so, while I know that there are many excellent blog advice articles out there, I hope that you may benefit from this simple common sense approach. Just Get Stuck In: I  must have spent months trying to decide what to blog about before I actually got going. How I wish I had got on with it sooner. Just get on with it and see where you go.

The Secret Behind Good Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Matt LaCasse. hear a lot of people talking about networking. How to do it, what are the do’s and don’ts, how much booze can I drink at a conference, on and on and on the list goes. Image: takomabibelot via Flickr, CC 2.0. The general concept I get is walking around a room, drink in one hand, stack of business cards in the other, trying to meet as many people as possible.

Are You Ready For The Social Media Slow Down?

Small Business Mavericks

Social Times is predicting that social media marketing is going to get harder, not easier. I can see their point, and I agree. In the past few years, social media have been growing. But at some point, that rapid growth is going to slow

3 Powerful (and free) Tools to Measure Brand Awareness

Harp Interactive

Brand Awareness is always at or near the top of our client’s list when we discuss social media marketing goals. Even for large brands, Brand Awareness continues to appear as one of the top 3 goals…typically in the form of “enhanced” Brand Awareness or “top of mind” Awareness. And the question usually comes down to… what should we measure (and how) to determine awareness and our success in achieving such? Blog Metrics Social Media Marketing Tools and Resources brand monitoring monitoring tools

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Blinded by the White: Social Media and Diversity

Convince & Convert

Over the past couple weeks, two events got me thinking. At South by Southwest in Austin, I was at several events attended by the “social media mafia&# – the 300 or so folks that create much of the content around social media nationally. Bloggers, consultants, community managers, et al. The fact is, most social media pros can easily name the handful of people of color in the business.

3 Powerful (and free) Tools to Measure Brand Awareness

Harp Interactive

Brand Awareness is always at or near the top of our client’s list when we discuss social media marketing goals. Even for large brands, Brand Awareness continues to appear as one of the top 3 goals…typically in the form of “enhanced” Brand Awareness or “top of mind” Awareness. And the question usually comes down to… what should we measure (and how) to determine awareness and our success in achieving such? Blog Metrics Social Media Marketing Tools and Resources brand monitoring monitoring tools

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Internet Marketing and SEO Analyst Job Opening

Bill Hartzer

CS Creative is seeking an Internet Marketing Analyst, to work client-side with a leading technology company based in Dallas. This position will be responsible for keyword research, optimizing and coding various pages in HTML. The role involves working closely with the MarCom department and product line managers. It is a full-time contract position for 6-12 months with a possibility to extend. Job Responsibilities. Work with various product line managers and team members regarding content optimization and keyword research. Take ownership of pages and persistently advocate for best practice SEO.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Red Pandas

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. Find out and apply them to yours! Personal Development / Productivity.

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.

Google, Android, and the evolution of mobile

SocialFish

Maddie did a quick post about Google for Nonprofits. At the event where they shared information about the new program, they did some demos of Google Maps, Google Earth, and YouTube. They also did a demo of the mobile products they are developing, which inspired this post. The metaphor they used–your mobile phone now has eyes, ears, skin, a voice, and it knows your location. Not really.

How to Really Control a Screen in Times Square

Idaconcpts

Back in March 14, 2011 there was a man claiming that he knew how to hack video screens on Times Square and to prove it posted a YouTube video. Unfortunately, it turned to be marketing ploy for the movie “ Limitless “, where Bradley Cooper takes this miracle drug called NZT and gets super smart. So it is really possible to really control a screen in Times Square? Tweet This! Digg this!

Use a Facebook Campaign to Find New Fans

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Matt Robison of Propdrop Web Development and Marketing. In mid-April of 2010, I officially launched Pitbulls.org , a site for Pit Bull owners to connect with other owners and read accurate training and health information about their pets. At the same time it would help curb some of the myths out there about the breed, and promote rescue shelters in general. That is only 3.5

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What links cement, a boat and my destiny.?

Engaging Brand

Dad used to say to me. "if you think like anybody, you will have the destiny of anybody. Thinking is what differentiates humans from machines, thinking of the customer differentiates you from the competition, thinking of others separates you from other colleagues". Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest, sometimes the best ideas don't need meetings  - just thinking time.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Jetpack: Bring WordPress.com Functionality to Your WordPress.org Blog

ProBlogger

In the last week, Automatic (the team behind WordPress) released a nice little WordPress plugin bundle called Jetpack , which gives your self-hosted WordPress.org blog some of the functionality that was previously only available in the hosted WordPress.com-type blogs. Twitter Widget – display latest updates from Twitter. Shortlinks – a permalink shortening tool.

Kynetx Kicks off the Web With No Log in Button With New Browser Extension

Stay N' Alive

In previous posts I have talked about the concept of the " Web with no login button ". call it the next iteration of the web, Web 3.0 if you may, where the web follows you. Everywhere you go, the web knows who you are, what you are doing, where you are, and it adapts based on what it knows about you. The kicker is no server anywhere needs to know who you are. Only your browser, on your machine, will ever store any private details about you, and it will be up to you to decide which sites you share that with. I've shared here several plugins that were written with Kynetx platform.

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Tweeting to Career Growth

TwiTip

It was not too long ago for me that a “Tweet&# was a little yellow bird that was frantically chased about by a hungry cat with a very bad lisp. I had no idea what this Twitter and tweet and tweeps and tweeners (or whatever else) was all about. As I started to study and learn about this unique social media, I started to understand how useful it could be. Here are some thoughts for anyone just starting out on Twitter. Do not be Overwhelmed. There are acronyms and sayings that people use and it seems like you have missed this particular foreign language in your upbringing. Cool Toys.

The Anatomy of a Twitter Spammer

Jeff Esposito

This video contains a video. Please click here if you can’t view. Twitter Ike Pigott Twitter Spam

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.

Social Media Pros Host Fundraiser for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Victims

Bill Hartzer

The Social Media Club in Dallas Texas is getting together with more than half a dozen media, marketing and advertising organizations, including the Dallas Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association to host an event called Dallas4Japan. The Dallas4Japan fundraiser will take place at Aloft Dallas Downtown – The Pads from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2011. Tweet This!

Quickstart Guide to Social Media [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Getting started with a social media initiative does not necessarily require a lot. Yet there are some vital considerations to go through before getting on board. found this neat infographic, which I think covers some crucial elements. Or often also without the proper ressources to back up the initiative. Similar Posts: Lack Of A Plan Shows That Businesses Struggle With Social Media Marketing.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Gaping Void God

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