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Do It Yourself Social Media Audit

Janet Fouts

We tend to create the social media presence for our businesses in an organic fashion, which is the natural way to grow relationships right? New tools pop up we just HAVE  to try, or our network of connections asks us to join a new network in order to communicate with them. That’s why it’s a good idea to conduct a social media audit every so often to step back and get a 10K foot level.

Data is the New Oil

Idaconcpts

Ranging from Facebook to Google to Zynga, thousands of companies are building sustainable businesses on the aggregation of personal data. Data mining has been likened by the World Economic to a “new type of raw material … on par with capital and labor.”  One might said to oil. The Rush for Data. Somebody with the right skill-set is able to  even manipulate data and turn in against you. Takeaway.

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When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler for Maximum Effect

blog.bitly.com

bitly blog. back to bitly. May 8, 2012. Time Is On Your Side. Did you see those silly cats on Tumblr, that breaking news on Twitter, and those photos of your friend’s kids on Facebook? Different social networks have their own distinct personalities. Bitly links are shared across all social networking services, giving us a unique viewpoint on how these networks differ. hours ? Recently we?ve Tumblr.

Are professional communicators normal?

Sherrilynne Starkie

This is a handy infographic that compares advertising, PR and marketing people against ‘normal’ people.  It looks at how we use social media mostly, but also at how we behave at office parties.  Are you normal? Hat tip: Adverblog. Related posts: Wikipedia rules the waves. Content marketing is king. Women in social media. Click here to start to receive my newsletter. Related articles.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Show 384 - Inside Mobile Marketing

Engaging Brand

This week's  The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips , is ready to download. Alex Meisl , Chairman of Sponge which he has developed into Europe's market leader on Mobile Marketing with operations in 20 countries,  joins  Anna Farmery  to discuss . What is mobile marketing? What actually is mobile advertising? What is the difference between marketing to the different devices? The concept of mobile shopping. How 80% of advertisers do not have a mobile site - staggering google mobile website data? Check out GoMo from Google.

How to Select the Perfect WordPress Theme for Your Blog

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Karol K of ThemeFuse. Selecting a WordPress theme is one of those tasks that seem fairly easy at first How hard can it be? you ask yourself. You simply go to Google, type in “best free WordPress themes” and you’re good to go, right? I’m sure you already know where I’m going with this. So let’s just say it out loud so we can put it behind us: Forget about free themes! They are evil! This is something I’ve been saying for a little more than a year now. And hey, don’t blame me, it’s just the way it is. Price and license.

Social Media The Great Marketing Equalizer

Small Business Mavericks

One of the biggest benefits to social media marketing is the low cost. At least, it’s one form of marketing that doesn’t need big dollars thrown at it. This really does level the playing field between big business and small business. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that small businesses sometimes have a clear advantage over larger businesses. How so? The bigger the business, the more hands off an owner tends to be. Social Media social media marketing

The Virtual Self And The New Trend Of Self-Tracking

Twist Image

Episode #305 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Now, with the ubiquity of smartphones and mobile connectedness, it has never been easier to share with the world our each and every move (look no further than Facebook 's one billion dollar acquisition of Instagram ). And we're publishing our lives. All of the time - in text, images, audio and video - for the world to see. In fact, it's happening more and more with each and every passing day. Why are we doing all of this self-tracking? Enjoy the conversation. blogging. david usher.

How Do You Tailor Content to Different User Levels?

ProBlogger

Today on ProBlogger, we’re publishing the first in a little two-part series of posts on WordPress themes. The first is on choosing a theme, and the second is on installing themes. Now, some ProBlogger readers might wonder if professional bloggers need this kind of information. Of course there will always be pro bloggers who haven’t ever installed a theme, and the articles may be helpful to them. But is that our key target audience here? Understanding reader segments. It can also help you to identify content gaps that you need to fill. Translating needs into content. disagree.

Giving Back: A Core Part of Our Sharing Nature

Bare Feet Studios

Back in the spring of 2000, while we were still based in Santa Fe, NM, there was a huge forest fire that broke out and endangered the entire community of Los Alamos , home to the birth if the nuclear bomb and one of the largest nuclear research facilities in the world. It was a literal 24/7 job with very little sleep yet so much at stake. Keep in mind, this was before WordPress. Before 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.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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