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Help Change the Laws On Stalking

Spin Sucks

It was 2:40 a.m. and the phone rang. “Hello?&#. “I saw you today.&#. “Excuse me?&#. “You were wearing a black suit, a blue and white checked shirt, black pantyhose, and black and white heels with a peep toe.&#. “Who is this?&#. He had my home phone number. He knew what I was wearing! called the police. This happened night after night. So I changed my phone number.

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Nice use of QR codes in a conference book

SocialFish

Had to write up a quick blog post about the QR codes in the conference book for the Association Media & Publishing conference which took place last week. Check these out. Go on, try scanning them and see what happens! Awesomesauce. love QR codes! Don’t have a QR code reader on your phone? Click here to see where the first one goes, and click here for the second. Implementation

Make Sharing Easy. Your Happy Customers Will Thank You.

Spin Sucks

Samantha Collier is an artist, mother, law firm business development coordinator and social media enthusiast, and a  @developsocially partner. The Experience. recently traveled to San Francisco for a conference. The dinner was a huge hit.  I’m far from a food critic but it was hands down the best food I’ve ever tasted and the service was impeccable. The Let Down. Does this really still happen?

The Digital World Is The Real World

Social Media Citizens

Ok probably it’s not only about social media, but digital world in general. just get sick and tired of people comparing online and offline worlds as completely two different entities. Now listen carefully there is no two worlds, there is one world and it’s called the planet Earth. Internet is not a world on its own it just technological extension of our normal lives. That’s my view about privacy.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Want to Identify Online Influencers? Try Traackr

Waxing UnLyrical

I first came across the folks at Traackr. when PRSA’s 2010 International Conference was held in DC last October. Actually, I didn’t come across them so much as they introduced themselves to me via Twitter and email, and asked to see if we could meet up since they’d be in town. As luck would have it, we weren’t able to meet in person, but we stayed in touch. Seeing as how hot a topic “influence&# is , we’d ping each other every now and again, and I started getting curious about Traackr. Much has already been written. about Traackr. Some things to note: 1.

5 Proven Tactics To Get More Views on YouTube

Idaconcpts

So, you’ve uploaded videos to your YouTube account but it has literally no views! Or at least not the numbers you’d expect. Why is this? I’m sure that at some point along the way, you’re missing some of these pointers: Check them out: 1. Good Old Networking. Check other people’s channels, vote their videos, comment, ask questions and stir up discussions. Choose A Great Title For Your Videos.

5 Ways To Analyze Twitter Trends

Small Business Mavericks

Are you looking for new trends on Twitter? If not, you should be. This is a great way to drive new traffic to your blog, especially if you use Twitter. You first spot a trend, then you blog about it using the right keywords, and you follow up that blog post with a tweet about it. Because the topic is trending, you’ll likely find new blog readers as well as new Twitter followers and see a spike in your blog’s traffic. Here are five places to go for finding Twitter trends: Twitter Search – This is Twitter’s own search feature. The links are on the right side of the page.

What are You Supposed to Measure in Social Media?

Direct Marketing Observations

My graph is not totally untrue for those of you that play in the space, but I was reading a post by Tom Webster today titled, The Uneasy Relationship between Twitter and Social Media Measurement and I knew exactly where he was going with it. Ok, so again I was having a bit of fun here but I’m curious to hear what some of the social media data aficionados think. social media measurement

Social Media Optimization: Sharing is Caring

Social Marketing Forum

If you want more people to care about what you have to offer then make it easier for people to share what you have. Brand marketing Social media optimization SEO SMO social media optimization

How important is social media content quality?

Socialized

How do you measure content quality? Copywrite, Ink, which bills itself as a "strategic communication and writing services firm," launched its Fresh Content Project in an attempt to rank content quality among popular bloggers. The project: "tracked approximately 100 blogs (currently at about 250) frequently referenced by a capped Twitter

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.

5 Ways To Survive Your Inbox

Twist Image

I love email. hate email. Most people probably have a similar love/hate relationship with email as they grapple daily with their inbox. In fact, I hate email. just hate not getting email more. And, that's the dilemma that most professionals face when it comes to their inbox. It's gotten worse over time. Now, it's not just emails. We get messages from Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter and beyond. Most of us are managing multiple inboxes across multiple platforms and it doesn't seem to be getting any better or easier to manage. Create folders. also track trends using my inbox. Get it done. content.

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Peep Laja , CEO of Traindom. What is it that you wish someone had told you years ago? When you were starting your company, your blog, or merely thinking about creating something awesome? The following is my list – maybe it will save you some blunders. Of course, some things you just have to go through on your own and learn from your mistakes, but here’s my list in case it helps. 1. Have Your Business Model in Place. Do not begin doing business with just an idea and a website. Before you storm ahead into a new project, think through your business model. Create Value.

Posturing Wastes Corporate Content

Geoff Livingston

Image by lululemon athletica. Sometimes moving to a conversational medium can be hard. Transitioning style — blogs, videos, social networks updates, etc. — to serve stakeholder groups can be extremely challenging. This is a legitimate challenge of moving from traditional to conversational marketing. Posturing wastes corporate content. Let’s be clear. Applied, if PR 2.0 Cooper

SEO Tip for Businesses: How To Optimize Your Images for Google.

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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.

McDonald’s Pick and Pay: An Interesting Interactive Campaign

Mindjumpers

Tweet McDonald’s came up with a really cool interactive billboard campaign in Sweden. The concept is quite simple. Users get to control the billboard at different locations and turn it in to a personal ping pong game. By completing the game in 30 seconds they get to win coupons for free food at the nearest outlet of McDonald’s. How Disney Reached 100 Million Page Likes on Facebook.

Sharing Gap: A Missed Marketing and PR Opportunity

Proactive Report

In a recent Pew Research report about how people get their news today, sharing was highlighted as one of the integral activities associated with news content online. “If searching for news was the most important development of the last decade, sharing news may be among the most important of the next.&#. Sharing also accounts for 31 percent of referral traffic. times each.

How to Win Readers and Make Them Stick

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Gabrielle Conde of Mission Engage. Create a memorable experience.”. That’s great advice for businesses and large retail chains, but you’re wondering how it applies to your blog. You probably started blogging because you know something about an industry like technology or writing. You want to share your information with the world and they certainly need it. Be you.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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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.

EMAIL: What’s in a Name?

Social Email Marketing

What’s in a name? I’ve broken down the word “email” as an acronym to hopefully provide a little inspiration. chose the words below to highlight what I think are some important components of a good email marketing strategy. Now, you might have gone with different words for some or all of the. Email marketing

The Nosey Marketing Principle

Engaging Brand

For all the words, theories.for all the academic writing.one thing will always be true, whether we want to admit it or not we are all slightly nosey. Nosey is great for businesses and when you can combine that with social media tools.then wow, you can really develop a nosiness strategy. Can you intrigue your passer by, your google searcher.to enter into your world?

5 Awesome Reasons & 5 Terrible Reasons to Give +K on Klout

The New Strategist

There’s been a great deal of talk recently about how the current iterations of ‘influence’ measurement don’t really measure the actual influence that individuals have over their followers. What they were really doing is simply extrapolating the amount and type of social media activities that the individual engages in, and then repackage them as a superficial measure of influence. Really? Possibly.

The Tortoise and the Hare: a Blogger’s Tale

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Chris The Traffic Blogger. I was out living the Internet lifestyle a little bit ago(you know, cruising to Bermuda) and I started talking to a random stranger at a bar on the boat we were sailing on. I had some time to kill while I waited around and we started chatting about how rough the ride was and other small talk. He asked me how I was doing as a blogger and once I told him, oh boy did the questions start coming. I had a little bit to drink, so my answers were somewhat on the silly side, although in retrospect they were actually surprisingly insightful.

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.

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