Mon.Feb 20, 2012

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Social Media Use At Work

Spin Sucks

Last week I was working with a group of CEOs and one of the leaders said to me, “How do I get my employees to use social media? None of them want to do it.” ” It’s like pulling teeth sometimes. Most, if not all, use Facebook , YouTube , and Twitter in their personal lives, yet seeing that passion translate to work is oft missing. And executives are frustrated.

Presidents Day & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads


Today is Presidents Day in the U.S. Below are 5 must-reads related to things presidential and social media that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Celebrate #PresidentsDay 2012 Social Media Style. By Sarah Evans Monday, February 20, is Washington’s birthday or, as we know it, Presidents’ Day. Why not follow your FAVE POTUS and former POTUSes (does that work?) on Twitter? Well….

Six Tips to Go Mobile without Going Broke

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest is post is written by Eric Koester. When Gini Dietrich made her 2012 predictions , she (correctly) included integration of disciplines and social commerce. But, I’d expand social commerce to be a bit more broad. You see, I agree mobile commerce is the next big thing – and a critical opportunity businesses can’t ignore. The question is: How can a small business owner actually cut through all the noise and reach today’s “always on, always connected” customer? At Zaarly, we’ve interviewed hundreds of small business owners. Cost: Free  . 2. Mobile optimize

Pinterest for Business?

Janet Fouts

I admit I’m a little behind with this post. Everybody and their cousin Sally has already written a post on Pinterest by now. Its’s the media darling of the day. Or at least it was. Then we actually read the terms of use and some people are already deleting their accounts in protest. Smart eh? That’s why you are suddenly getting tons of emails from Pinterest. We don’t really.

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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Have you written your Humanize review yet?


Jamie Notter and I are amazed – and humbled –  what people are saying about our book  Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. It blows us away, actually. There are many good reviews on  Amazon  already, but here are some of our favorite blog reviews: Danny Brown,  Director of Retention and Social Media at Jugnoo, Inc. ” Eric D. This book is for you.

Top 29 Social Media Managers on Twitter

Ari Herzog

Partially inspired by my Twitter list of social builders , and empowered by web startup that enables anyone to create a list with any web data and to share that list with the world to be rated and liked, here is a list of the top 29 social media managers on Twitter. This list is very subjective and is by no means exhaustive. Do you agree with my curated names above? And if you can’t see it, you need to click here.) Would you add anyone? Delete anyone? Give a thumbs up or thumbs down to anyone? Give it a shot. Create your own list on while you’re at it. Media Twitte

My Official (and Obligatory) "Traditional Blogging is Dead" Post

Stay N' Alive

I fought it - I even ridiculed people like +Paul Allen for moving towards it (for that I apologize). However, I think I'm whooped. My page views are down. Comments and engagement on the blog itself are lower than ever. Looking over other blogs I manage, some with even more frequent content than my own, I'm seeing similar. As sad as I am to see it, I think blogging really is dying. It's a really. Technology blog social Blogging

Blog Smarter: A Step-by-step Strategy to Boost Your AdSense Earnings


This guest post is by Daniel Scocco of Let’s start with a question: What’s the single most important factor when it comes to making money with Google AdSense? It’s organic traffic (i.e. traffic from Google and other search engines). Here’s a simple example to illustrate the point. Suppose you have an online forum which receives 500,000 unique visitors per month, but 100% of those are coming directly to the forum, either by a bookmark or by typing the URL on their browsers, because they are already regular members. How come? The long tail.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Stay N Alive Supports Facebook's Open Graph

Stay N' Alive

Just the other day I got approval from Facebook that the "read" action, available for Facebook's Open Graph "Frictionless Sharing" was approved for What this means is that if you click the link on the right of this blog, under "Click below to post to your Facebook Timeline when you read articles on Stay N Alive", every post you read on this site will be automatically shared to. Technology blogger open graph social design social Facebook facebook development Blogging opengraph frictionless sharing

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The Art of Balancing Perfection

Engaging Brand

Business is a balance between the search of perfection and the desire to put ideas out there so they can evolve over time. Many people put off releasing ideas because they are not perfect. Others rush to get ideas out there without that attention to detail. Its a balance.a fine one. . But this may help. The aspects that fit your values, what your brand stands compromise from perfection. Internal Branding Marketing

Are You Willing To Pay For Tweets?

Small Business Mavericks

Every time a new social media site comes online, marketing people try to find ways to use it to advantage. Why not? It’s their job to look for marketing opportunities at every opportunity. Paying for tweets is not new. Cynthia Boris (writing on Marketing Pilgrim) came across a new twist on the paid tweet option – rather than having a customer pay cash for a product, they could pay by publishing a prewritten tweet. Naturally, you wouldn’t be doing this with an expensive product. You could write it off to marketing costs, however, there is still some expectation of a return.

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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.

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