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Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Is Social Media Becoming Boring?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

For most, social media is new and fun. For others, though, social media is old and is falling out of favor. I'm seeing it happen of users who were happy about social media when it became hyped but are now realizing that they're not yet

Customer Service is the New Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Zappos was founded in 1999 and sold to Amazon for $1.2 Billion Dollars just barely over ten years later. Zappos is powered by its customer service and was built on the premise of WOWing each and every customer. It’s that WOW or should I say WOM that enhanced the value of their marketing and attracted a player like Amazon. But great customer service enabled by social is a no brainier. Tweet This!

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. One, should we monetize other people’s activity? Two, how can Twitter make money? The first question is ethical – if money and currency is about a show of worth, a menu of value, then yes, we can monetize conversations and activities. Customer Pays Twitter .

API 41

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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Why twitter follower numbers mean nothing | Shuaism

Josh S Peters

Why twitter follower numbers mean nothing, they are a completely inaccurate judge of any value

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More Isn't Always Merrier

Gemma Went

We all use the phrase 'the more the merrier' in different contexts as part of our everyday speak, but what of the saying's use in the context of social media? Is it fair to say that all businesses should jump onto the social media

25 Major News Sites Ranked By Page Speed

Adam Sherk

Share with Google Buzz. Now that site speed is officially a Google ranking factor, site performance and page load time are important for SEO as well as usability. So how well do major news sites perform in these areas

Yahoo 15

How to Lose Your Twitter Followers in 5 Easy Steps


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.

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

The Next Big Thing in Social Networks


How much information are you willing to make public in order to improve your social networking experience? With the introduction of Foursquare and other location-based services, we started publishing our precise location data, and now with Blippy , our friends can see our credit card purchases as we make them. What capabilities might the next social networks  have to “improve&# our intimacy with our online friends? imagine it might go something like this*: Creddy. Creddy is a social network that makes your FICO credit score available to all of your social network friends. Pollygraf.

World's Greatest Salesperson contest by Ogilvy

Social Media Citizens

Just what a brilliant example of the major advertising brand Ogilvy using social media for it's brand awareness, the style reminds me a bit Microsoft ad about the consumer and advertiser relationship though. It's really interesting how

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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.

Wayne Gretzky was an Inbound Marketer

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A few years ago in every presentation I made I had a slide at the front of each presentation that featured Wayne Gretzky. It was affectionately called the “Wayne Gretzky School of Marketing” slide and it was basically a photo and a single quote that said “Skate to where the puck is going not to where the puck has been”. Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Share this on Linkedin. Digg this!

SocialCorp on iPad


A friend sent me this picture of the cover of my SocialCorp book via Kindle on an iPad. Posted via email from socialized.

Promoted Tweets: the Marketing Industry Insights

Social Media Citizens

promo-tweets-640. As you may have already heard Twitter has started its own Promoted Tweets program a few days ago. I was just following the discussion and reading all the news about it and decided to share this collection of posts

Increase Your Income With Google Adsense

Viper Chill

I've written about buying and selling websites quite a lot here as recently, that's how I've been spending most of my time. browse the online marketplaces


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.

The free ride in social media is coming to an end

Direct Marketing Observations

As Twitter continues to edge towards more of a business model that will offer something close to a premium level offering, something else caught my eye this week and it was this… Ning announced that it was doing away with its free product and forcing its existing free networks to either make the change to premium accounts or migrate their networks elsewhere. Ning currently has more than 1.9

50+ ways to search Twitter | Shuaism

Josh S Peters

50+ ways to search Twitter and find discussions and people

What the Priests and Social Media Citizens Have in Common?

Social Media Citizens

smc. I am not that much into religion, but was having some thoughts about social media community and it's Teletubbic vibe or the goodness surrounding it. It brought me to this idea that goodness is very transferable and viral in it's

Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You

Convince & Convert

Last week, Joe Pulizzi and his merry band of content strategists at Junta42 released new metrics, ranking the top content marketing blogs in the world. And guess what? The very blog that you're reading came out #1


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.

This weeks #Social Media Topic: Managing the Effectiveness of Your Social Programs #SM55

Direct Marketing Observations

Effective social media programs? Yeah right, how would you ever prove it? That’s the struggle of corporate social media marketers.  There are tons of systems that help you listen and monitor , there are a lot of publishing tools that let you update multiple accounts and personas in the same dashboard, hundreds of social platforms and a few reporting tools.  The current SMMS solutions are tools. 

Tip of the week: Nutshell Mail

Gemma Went

So this week my tip is Nutshell Mail. handy email notification tool that aggregates your Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and Myspace notifications into one easy to digest email you can receive as often as you like

Find out What your Facebook Fans Really Think!

Harp Interactive

If  your business has a Facebook Fan Page, you want to create interesting and compelling content to keep your Fan community active and participating on your wall. Polls are a great way to engage your Fan base community for fun, feedback or to gain insight into your brand, product or service or customer mindset. Voters can then invite their friends to take the poll too! Step 1 :  Get the Poll app.

Six Figure Writing: My Journey from English Failure to Blogging.

Viper Chill

I hope that my old English teacher is reading this post. The one who openly told me in front of 28 other students that writing is not for you. Whilst I've

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

What Could Your Cause Do with a Full Page USA Today Ad?

Geoff Livingston

Ironically, USA Today never asks that question in its #America Wants Twitterathon to give away a free full page ad valued at approximately $190,000. Perhaps worse, USA Today never asked itself how the newspaper can use a full age ad to help a charity that authentically reflects the newspaper’s mission. Instead we get another contest with no authenticity or theory of change.

Top 10 social media, marketing and pr links from last week

Gemma Went

Here follows the top social media, marketing and pr weeks from last week. Enjoy. The Art of the Unfollow 10 Tricks For Getting Inspired to Write 10 Google Hacks To Make Life Easier Social networks around the world 2010 The Social Media

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