Tue.Feb 28, 2012

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5 Good Ideas for News Media Facebook Pages

Adam Sherk

What are news organizations doing to increase user activity and engagement on their Facebook pages? To be clear, a large part of any Facebook strategy focuses on newsfeed visibility and on-site promotion through tactics like EdgeRank optimization, frictionless sharing , like and subscribe buttons , Open Graph tags, Facebook Comments and other Facebook Social Plugins. But it is good to experiment.

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Why Communities of Practice are the Key to the Future

SocialFish

One of my favorite sources of inspiration, Harold Jarche, has a really interesting post I wanted to point you to about how to organize for diversity and complexity , one of the themes we explore in great detail in Humanize. How do you maintain the integrity of the organization while embracing the chaos beyond? Social learning  is what flows on these networks.” Social Learning

Carnival Cruise Lines Silent About Latest Accident

Spin Sucks

We’re about to find out if Carnival Cruise Lines has learned their social media crisis lesson or if they’re going to continue their silence vows. Yesterday, the Costa Allegra (of the Costa Concordia line) had a fire erupt in the generator room, leaving the ship without lights and air conditioning. The soonest rescue boats will reach the ship is sometime today. And this is a big BUT.

How Brands Use Pinterest

Mindjumpers

Tweet Pinterest, the social bookmarking tool for images and videos launched in 2010, has become a new favorite platform for many of us – myself included. No doubt, the popularity of the network has exploded. Back in December, Pinterst counted over 7 million unique users, compared to 1.6 million in September. And since the beginning of 2012, daily users has increased by more than 145 %.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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Some Google Changes and Google Plus Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

I have read a few “How to use Google Plus for Business” posts and presentations. They all focus on search results and the power of Google. This is true. While I do not have a Facebook Page, my Google Plus result comes up third in search: I did a test for Chobani and Pepsi. didn’t get the same results, but Facebook did not rank high for either. Next of note is Google Places.

The Face Of Facebook

Twist Image

Is Facebook making us all the same? We have our unique friends and interests meshed with our families, with a dash of our professional lives put in there for good measure. But, is Facebook really the place that highlights our originality? In the early days of the Internet (pre-Social Media), there was some worry that portals like Yahoo and AOL were delivering a very generic and sanitized media experience (much like broadcast television with limited and fixed choices). This expanded further when images, audio and video became as easy to publish online as text. There's the Internet. facebook.

TWITTER: “NICE TO MEET YOU EGG”

Myrland Marketing

You signed up for this thing called Twitter a while back for one of a few reasons: Do any of these sound familiar? You weren’t quite sure what to do with it, but you knew you needed to reserve your name so it wouldn’t be taken when you were ready. You were ready to reach out to others [.]. Networking Social Media Uncategorized Board Room Digital Marketing I Don't Get Twitter ManageFlitter Marketing Myrland Marketing Newbie Egg Social Media Consulting Social Networking Twitter Where Do I Start on Twitter

The Hybrids are Coming: Evolution of the Prototype Marketer

Convince & Convert

Paul Roetzer ( @paulroetzer ) is founder and CEO of  PR 20/20 , a Cleveland-based inbound marketing agency, and author of  The Marketing Agency Blueprint (Wiley). Digital marketing has revolutionized the industry, and the job market. The most valued talent in the emerging marketing agency ecosystem will be hybrids. But, there is a talent gap. Catalysts for Evolution. Rise of the Generalists.

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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.

New Flickr Brings Questions about the Visual Media Era

Geoff Livingston

New Flickr Interface image via Geeky Gadgets Flickr will unveil its much-needed new interface today, revamping one of the oldest and still prescient social networks. This significant change comes to a network that features more than 3.5 million photos uploaded everyday, and one of the most popular APIs on the Internet. Flickr’s new interface seeks [.]. Mobile Photography Reality Social Media Andrew Keen Flickr infographics Instagram jess3 media mobile Pinterest portable social network Tumblr Visual YouTube

Social media gurus: slow down for God’s sake!

Socialized

In the course of just a couple of weeks, Pinterest "buzz" went from "chick niche site social network version of Etsy" to "the next amazing revolution in social business" to "Watch out, they trample on copyright holders! just deleted my account." Did the world really change that much in less

SEO Basics For Small Business Owners – The Title Tag

Small Business Mavericks

Sometimes it’s the little things on a web page that make all the difference. Often, it’s not what the user sees that makes the difference, it’s what the search engines see and interprets. Kristine Schachinger on Search Engine Watch considers the title tag to be the single most important element on a web page. From a users perspective, the title tag is the text that may appear at the top of their browser, and generally appears as the link in search results. When it comes to SEO for small business , how much do you know about title tags? the title tag is relevant to the page.

It's Time To Defy Convention

Twist Image

How many days have you sat around, stomach twisted, waiting to hear if you had won a new piece of business that you pitched for? It's a terrible feeling and the only thing that can alleviate it is getting the proverbial thumb's up from the prospective client. The sad truth is that it doesn't always work out in your favor. You win some, you lose some," is the common lament you'll overhear business development professionals bellowing at the bar, while they nurse an extra dry martini. Pitching, selling and winning more business is one of the most complex pieces of the business puzzle. clios.

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.

NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski Tweets From The Daytona 500

Firebelly

Brad Keselowski's Tweet. NASCAR was pushing their presence on Twitter in the days leading up to the Daytona 500. Displaying Twitter handles from the newscasters to NASCAR drivers. And, last night, NASCAR definitely got the Twitter push they were wanting. On lap 160, Juan Pablo Mantoya crashed into a jet dryer carrying 200 gallons of jet kerosene causing a major explosion on the backstretch. First and foremost, Mantoya and the jet dryer driver had no serious injuries. When accidents like this happen, fans wonder what’s going on, how did this happen and what are the drivers thinking.

How to Evaluate Conference Call Services

Idaconcpts

There are many conference call service providers out there, all of which are competing for your attention. Some are free, some are not. But all of them compete with one another to keep you, the user, happy. They all want you to come back, and use them as your main source for free conference calls. Beware Fake “Free” Conference Call Service. Even if it may be a simple $0.99 Takeaway.

When is it time for a Corporate Turnaround?

Shift Digital

Is it time for a Business Turnaround? Recognizing  the right time for a business turnaround, before your business hits its maximum crisis point, is a hit or miss proposition for business owners. mean if your business needs a turnaround right now, it’s likely there’s already a couple of ‘time sensitive’ issues in your rear view mirror. You either missed several business-stress-signals that required action steps on your part quite some time ago, and… They probably gave you warning signs of rough times ahead if you didn’t change the way you do businesses. Tweet.

Five tips for SXSW Virgins

Jeff Esposito

In a little over a week thousands of techies, hipsters and marketing folks will arrive in Austin, Texas for the interactive marketing portion of the 26th Annual South by Southwest Conference for five days of sessions, keynotes, events, networking opportunities and parties. The event is something that I am looking forward to and hope to meet some of you at in my second trip to the conference.

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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.

Is there an online risk to social marketing?

Engaging Brand

Business risk is a given and actually value is created through that risk so you would never not want no risk! The definition of truth and the definition of business risk are closely linked for me.and that is why I believe social media has a huge part to play in creating the truth and managing the business risk. The truth I have always believed is subjective, based on what you know and what you want to see! The customer service truth as a lies somewhere between what the consumer expects to happen and what actually happens. argue it is the other way round. Risk can never be (or should be!)

NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski Tweets From The Daytona 500

Firebelly

Brad Keselowski's Tweet. NASCAR was pushing their presence on Twitter in the days leading up to the Daytona 500. Displaying Twitter handles from the newscasters to NASCAR drivers. And, last night, NASCAR definitely got the Twitter push they were wanting. On lap 160, Juan Pablo Montoya crashed into a jet dryer carrying 200 gallons of jet kerosene causing a major explosion on the backstretch. First and foremost, Montoya and the jet dryer driver had no serious injuries. When accidents like this happen, fans wonder what’s going on, how did this happen and what are the drivers thinking.

Blog Wise Tip 5: Manage Distractions

ProBlogger

Given their productivity levels, you might think that A-list bloggers don’t get distracted. The truth, as the interviews in Blog Wise show, is that they’ve learned to deal with distractions so that they don’t rule the day. Distraction #1: Social media. Is social media sucking up your time? Give yourself permission to spend a few minutes there, says Amy Porterfield. “I give myself permission, I get in there, I do it, there’s no guilt associated with it, there’s no hurry to it, and then I go on with my work,” she says, adding that for her, less stress means greater productivity.

NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski Tweets From The Daytona 500

Firebelly

Brad Keselowski's Tweet. NASCAR was pushing their presence on Twitter in the days leading up to the Daytona 500. Displaying Twitter handles from the newscasters to NASCAR drivers. And, last night, NASCAR definitely got the Twitter push they were wanting. On lap 160, Juan Pablo Montoya crashed into a jet dryer carrying 200 gallons of jet kerosene causing a major explosion on the backstretch. First and foremost, Montoya and the jet dryer driver had no serious injuries. When accidents like this happen, fans wonder what’s going on, how did this happen and what are the drivers thinking.

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.

Top-of-mind Topics for Bloggers: Digging Deeper

ProBlogger

Yesterday’s infographic covered a lot of topics, which I guess goes to show just how much we bloggers have on our minds! thought I’d follow it up with links to more information on each of the topics it covered, so that anyone who’s feeling overwhelmed can access and work through these ideas at their own pace. While each of us might have all these topics in mind at any time, we’re naturally going to focus on those that interest us, or those we find easier, or feel less challenged by. Choosing a blog theme, topic, or niche: How to Choose a Niche for Your Blog.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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