Fri.Aug 05, 2011

Trending Sources

5 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Website For Mobile

Firebelly

Apple iOS icons are a professional touch. Recently, HubSpot’s Website Grader began factoring mobile optimization in to its scores. After all, it’s about time for mobile platforms to be considered in the production of every website, as more people are owning smartphones. This doesn’t mean making a completely new version of the website built just for mobile. Build CSS for Mobile.

#FollowFriday: Tony Gnau

Spin Sucks

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of spending an hour, in person, with Tony Gnau. Go ahead. Be jealous. That’s right. An entire hour! He bought me a latte. If you visit Spin Sucks often, you’ve likely seen him comment as T60 Productions. He’s a video guy (his words, not mine) and he’s really stinking smart. It warms my heart. And…happy Friday!

The Role of Social Media in Lead Generation [presentation]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, I wrote a blog post with some simple tips on how to generate leads using social media. Afterwards, I stumbled across a SlideShare presentation on exactly this topic, so I thought that it could be a good thing to share with you as well. Social media is one peace of the puzzle. Further, it also provides some more knowledge on the area. . Create value for them. Sell something to them.

Gin and Topics: Gangs, Tanks, and Naughty Dogs

Spin Sucks

Is it a holiday in the U.S. and someone forgot to tell me? There was NO traffic this morning. What is going on? Anyone? Bueller? Maybe they’re all staying home so they can finish The Hunger Games series. Not that, uh, I want to do that. I can’t help it! They are sooooo good! If you haven’t read them, get on it. And continue freeing up Chicago traffic. Until this last one.

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 Automation Debate

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Thom Holland. As business leaders, we often operate in what I like to call “collected chaos”; a million different business decisions coming at you at once. Often times, to combat the chaos we look to streamline and automate any and every process that we possibly can. After all, that makes perfect sense, right? However, it is not recommended to automate the entire effort. postlink%%.

Top Trends In Digital Marketing [Graphs]

PWB Marketing Blog

Top Trends In Digital Marketing. With so many marketing channels available today, it can be challenging to understand the benefits, downsides, and quirks of them all. It seems like every month there is a new trend – what’s hot today is not tomorrow. Trying to stay on top of all the new developments in the digital space can be overwhelming for marketers. Then choose the right medium. Paid Search.

Why Digital Strategies Fail.

Direct Marketing Observations

The easy answer on why digital strategies fail is that technology is changing so quickly that once an organization has decided to implement one strategy, it’s time to alter course and develop a new one. And to a certain extent that’s partly true.  It is very difficult to stay ahead of the curve, especially now. They are in descending order of importance. 5. Culture. Why is that?

Facebook Posts Ethics - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Social Media is one of the great spaces where a Brand / Business can communicate with their Customer Set. If handled well you will find good and loyal people attached to your Social Media Page over a period of time. Many a times one could get carried away when one is working on Social Media. Spaces like Facebook do hold a great reason to be carried away. While on Facebook Page Management you need to keep a couple of ethical behavior in mind: Strange and over friendly messages do not hold good on a Business / Brand Page. It is preferred that you do not cross this line. This is plagiarism.

Unlock The Davinci Code, Win Awesome Business Services

Small Business Mavericks

I recently came across a unique use of social media that really got me to thinking, and once you hear about it, you should start thinking too. During the next four weeks, Davinci Virtual will release clues, possibly riddles, to a contest through their social media accounts. Contestants – that’s you and me! – are to find these clues and give their answers on a special answer page. When the contest is finished, a random winner will be selected and announced on the company’s Facebook page. hope you see what I see. Running contests through social media is nothing new.

The Wisdom Of One

Twist Image

Do you think that Social Media can fuel innovation? It's a topic that Francisco Dao tackled in The Washington Post on July 29th, 2011 in an op-ed piece titled, We share too much, and it's stifling innovation : "But are the ideas of a select few really important when it comes to driving innovation? These visionaries need a sounding board of like-minded individuals who can grasp their ideas. They don't need the feedback of the poorly-informed masses." " We need to be cautious about the wisdom of crowds when it comes to innovation. would not. What comes from mass collaboration?

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.

10 Blogging Lessons from the Dalai Lama

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Annabel Candy of Successful Blogging. The Dalai Lama recently came to visit me on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Well, not me specifically but the thousands of people who drove miles, piled into buses, and waited under bright skies to hear him speak. It wasn’t what I expected. joined Toastmasters to learn the art of public speaking but I don’t think the Dalai Lama needs to. His speech wasn’t polished but his message came over crystal-clear, and it’s obvious why he’s built up such a massive following, even without the help of social media.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Scared Kitty

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. Business / Career. Dear California: I’m Leaving You. Tweet.

Brief History of Social Media

Engaging Brand

Each weekend I like to posts from guest bloggers to share their views. Today is the turn of Joe Baker on the History of Social Media. If you want to publish a weekend guest post just email me. History of Social Media. Social media changes frequently enough that this article could be irrelevant in possibly the next six to nine minutes. So, So, read quickly! The Beginning. Spam didn’t even exist.

At #ASAE11

SocialFish

Just arrived in St Louis for ASAE’s annual meeting, so as usual this time of year we’re on either a bit of a blog hiatus for the next few days, or we’ll be doing some live blogging from the conference – we will play it by ear as always. This is a big theme in the book.). See you on the other side! Clipped from: www.scoop.it ( share this clip

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.

Show 345 - A Social Entrepreneurship Handbook

Engaging Brand

Show 345 of  The Engaging Brand leadership and marketing podcast  is ready  just for  you. To subscribe or listen for  free , you don't need to download anything and all explained at the end of the post. What is a social entrepreneur? What is the difference between a business for profit and social entrepreneurship? Is too much passion in social causes a risk?

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day non sequitur The Buck Stops Here Wiley Miller

4

Powerful Brand Experiences - The Story of Two Coffee Shops

The New Strategist

What makes a brand experience so powerful that customers will drive a half-hour just for a cup of coffee? love coffee. That’s no secret, to be sure. Lots of us do. But for me, and for many others, the whole ‘experience’ of coffee stretches way beyond just what’s in the cup. It’s a sensory experience that  complete with sights, sounds, smells, and of course the taste of the great coffee.

Buy 1