Sat.Dec 29, 2012 - Fri.Jan 04, 2013

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8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

Janet Fouts

Doing business in 2013 is going to be a whole lot easier if you can take your business with you on the road. travel with an iPad and an iPhone as my mobile office, and it’s made it a whole lot easier to stay on top of my business, my teram and my clients. If you have some must-have apps for your business, why not share ‘em in the comments? Expensify. travel a lot. Dropbox. Scanner Pro.

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Top Social Media Case Studies of 2012

The Realtime Report

What were the most popular social media case studies in 2012? User backlash was aimed at both Toyota and Twitter, which had verified multiple accounts used in the campaign (via LocalResponse technology). Both Both Toyota and Twitter learned an important lesson about social media campaigns that involve automated messaging, and LocalResponse no longer runs this type of campaign.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. Today’s most effective marketers are optimizing content across channels, coordinating search and social marketing activities with traditional PR, and measuring their web presence and performance with sophistication. eMarketer ).

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Mobile Technology and Your Small Business

Ari Herzog

This is a guest blog post from Megan Totka, chief editor of Mobile technology is not one thing. It’s not just a type of phone or a data plan. It’s not just an application or a QR code. Mobile technology is all these things and more. It’s technology in the form of cellular communication. It is a way of life now. There are over 2,400 million internet users on the planet.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Do Teens Prefer Social Media To Real Life?

SocMed Sean

Many adults feel that teens are making a shift from in-person communications to digital ones. This infographic and the underlying study provides some interesting insights as to whether teens prefer to chat face-to-face or via social media channels like Facebook or Twitter. Facebook Featured Google+ People Social Media Twitter facebook infographic social social media social networking teens texting

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How Social Media and Mobile Technology Impact the Customer Experience [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

It’s easy for technology start-ups and web service companies to understand the importance of communicating with customers through channels such as social media and mobile technology. They have it ingrained in their DNA. It’s more difficult for companies that have a long-standing culture of face to face or direct mail interaction, to adopt these methods.

Top Social Media Stats of 2012

The Realtime Report

What social media stats got the most attention in the last year? According to our traffic-counting elves, here are the top social media statistics we published in the last year: Twitter Hits 500 Million Registered Users  (Feb 24): Approximately 12.3 new accounts are being registered per second, according to Twopcharts. However, that leaves two big questions: how many of these accounts are active, and how many are  fake accounts ? Facebook User Worth Up To $118   (Feb 3): According to Facebook’s SEC filings, the site now has over 845 million active monthly users.

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies


I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. In the process of disconnecting myself from the organization’s various social media accounts, it occurred to me that I haven’t seen a lot–or anything–written about how to leave a community management position. They should. Facebook. Linkedin. Twitter. Pinterest.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

10 Ways to Hit the Reset Button on Your Productivity

Justin Levy

Now that we’ve wound down the previous year and are getting back up to full speed, this presents the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button on your systems and processes, helping you to increase your productivity. This is a process that I go through every year and it helps me to feel refreshed and ready to tackle the upcoming year. hear your protests now. Maybe you need to add more.

Updated Facebook Tip: Organizing, Moving and Editing Your Photos And Albums

SocMed Sean

Uploading photos to Facebook using your phone or tablet is easy. Reorganizing them, however, can be a real pain. Check out my tips for creating Facebook albums and moving photos between albums. Facebook Featured Social Media Tech best practices facebook photos social media social networking tips

75% of the World’s Heads of State Are On Twitter

The Realtime Report

Three-quarters of the world’s heads of state have a Twitter presence, according to a new survey from the Digital Policy Council. Out of 164 countries studied, 123 have a head of state on Twitter – some with a personal Twitter handle, others with an official government one. This marks a big change since 2011, when only 42% of world leaders were on Twitter, or 69 out of 164.

Top 12 Blog Posts Of 2012


Here are the 12 most-read posts on our blog in 2012. Pinterest, Instagram and memes were popular topics. Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting last year! We’re looking forward to more in 2013. Sh*t Social Media People Say. How To Run An Instagram Photo Contest. Pinterest Early Best Practices From Firebelly. 9. Facebook Page Management Tip: Ask For A Different Perspective. 8.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

10 Ways to Hit the Reset Button on Your Productivity

Justin Levy

Now that we’ve wound down the previous year and are getting back up to full speed, this presents the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button on your systems and processes, helping you to increase your productivity. This is a process that I go through every year and it helps me to feel refreshed and ready to tackle the upcoming year. hear your protests now. Maybe you need to add more.

How to Identify a Twitter Spammer

Ari Herzog

Scroll through the below tweets. Posted by different accounts, the fact each is the same is proof that each is controlled by the same person. View the story "Guess Which Twitter Account is Fake" on Storify ]. Guess Which Twitter Account is Fake. When 34 different people tweet the same message, could all of them be fake? Storified by Ari Herzog · Sat, Dec 29 2012 10:30:43. It’s crazy how I’ll have graduated by this time next year! Need to start finding a job!:o any recording studios want an engineer?:pCherish pCherish Huffman. pDel Mclaughlin. pCarlyn Stuart. pKathy Haney.

Usage of Connected TVs Rose 25% in 2012

The Realtime Report

Connected TVs – defined by eMarketer as any television connected to the internet – saw usage grow 25% in the last year, according to the latest eMarketer estimates. Now nearly one-quarter of all US households have and use connected TV; this number could approach 3 in 10 by the end of 2013. By the end of 2013, 35.1 will do so by the end of 2013. million households by 2016.

How To Handle Negative Reviews


SEO content has taken a slant towards opinions and reviews, giving writers a chance to raise their voice for profit. But writing reviews online is a tricky business. It’s very much a balancing act, and expects the writer to keep both the readers and the company having their product reviewed satisfied. Honesty is critical to loyal readership, which means that you will write negative reviews.

Social Media Marketing GPS

Using Social Media to Speak *With* Your Audience.


This is a guest post by Jordan Menzel, COO of CrowdHall. This tool is awesomely cool – check it out. ——————-. When you have some exciting news, you tweet it. When you want to mobilize your base for a specific action, you create a page for it. Have a policy change to communicate to your audience? Blog it. That’s why we are passionate about what we do.

The Best Blogs to Read in 2013

Ari Herzog

During the final days of last year, Danny Brown published his list of 5 bloggers that everyone should follow and read. Three of the five I never heard of before, and therein lies the beauty of Danny’s list. It is his list. Do you have a ‘best of’ list? What are your suggested blogs for me to subscribe to, read, comment on, and share? Your own blog does not count. Got a question?

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Interactive Social Media: Add Your Favorite Tune of 2012

The Realtime Report

Have you shared your favorite song of 2012? Social marketing solutions company has created “the world’s first social media music mosaic” — powered by Spotify, the project aims to share everyone’s favorite tunes in 2012 via an interactive, social media collaboration. Social Media Campaigns mosaic music songs of 2012 Spotify

Just Quit and Leave

Geoff Livingston

How often do we see big dramatic ends to blogs, declarations of account deletions, mass unfollowings on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.? I’m not sure what anyone gains out of these posts and statements other than attention. Personally, I find a pie in the face works just as well! All jokes aside, I know some folks enjoy the discussion, but I don’t. think about it every week.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Build A Platform

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There is one true, defendable thing you can do to avoid unemployment. What do you think it is? Take a guess. better education? Work for a secure company? Start your own business? Move to a more prosperous area? would argue that an individual with a powerful platform is someone who will never be unemployed. Platforms used to be something that someone else had to bestow upon you. Back in the day.

Three Words for 2013

Justin Levy

Welcome to 2013 and Happy New Year! As the holiday season fades into a memory, we spend time reflecting on the year that has past and on what the next year will bring. The start of a new year represents another opportunity to achieve the goals we have set out for ourselves. Inevitably there will be a number of unforeseen moments, some high and some low, that will impact us over the coming year.

The Most Valuable Lesson a B2B Marketer Will Ever Learn

Convince & Convert

Image via As a journeyman marketing writer, my job is to simplify stuff. It often works like this: I go into a meeting. My client invited a number of others because they really know the product and the market. These are experts. After the handshakes, card swaps and small talk, I go into listen mode. My digital recorder is rolling. I’m writing.

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Instapocalypse and the Permission War

Geoff Livingston

Image by tres.jolie. How’s your Instagram account treating you now? Feel better now that Instagram restored some of its original terms of service, and recommitted to observing permission marketing norms with photos? It seems like every four or five months we experience some outrageous Internet drama where tech and marketing bloggers declare the death of a brand. Image by What What.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

How To Become An Idea Machine

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Where do ideas come from? If there were a magic formula or a way to both track and ensure that an idea makes it through your synapses into the real world, there would be gold in them there hills. What makes human life so fascinating (at least to me), is how some people come up with so many grand and clever ideas. It can be something creative that you find on Etsy or Fab or a new project on Kickstarter or Quirky. would be lying if I said that I didn't consistently and constantly see new and fascinating ideas in places like Facebook , Twitter , YouTube and even LinkedIn. and why he does things.

Why I am No Longer a Link Builder But Now a Content Publicist

Bill Hartzer

I think the title of this blog post says it all. Really. Here we are in the beginning of 2013 and many respected experts in the Search Engine Optimization industry offering their predictions for the year. purposely have decided to not offer any predictions for the year. What is the change I’m making? I am no longer calling myself a link builder. I no longer do link building. Why the change?

Envy: Six Ways It Can Destroy Your Career

Engaging Brand

“Why did he get that promotion when I’m just as qualified and I’ve been here longer?”. While it’s natural to be envious of people we see getting things that we want, focusing too much on that feeling can be a trap that derails your career. You’ll expend so much time and energy grumbling about someone else’s accomplishments that you’ll never reaching those goals you have in mind. How so?

9 Everyday Tools to Increase Earned Media


This is a guest post by Aaron Lee. There are three types of mainstream media online. Paid media, owned media, and earned media. Owned media are media assets that you or your company owns including websites, blogs, and so on. Paid media are media assets that are obtained through external investments such as display ads, sponsorships and paid searches. Why is this so? Click to Tweet. Raffle Copter.

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Business