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The skinny on the Small World Labs – Personify merger


The beauty of the Internet is… now it’s out there for posterity’s sake. Culture That Works Featured From the Trenches Industry Insider Open CommunityYou will have heard about the Small World Labs/Personify merger  that was announced two weeks ago. From Michael Wilson: Hey Ben, thanks for covering the news. We are excited about this at Small World Labs. We will be doing the opposite.

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Use Posterous to Easily Enhance Your Tweeting


Use Posterous to Easily Enhance Your Tweeting 7 Image via Wikipedia Posterous will allow you to easily post MP3s, files, videos and photos to Twitter. Posterous is the new kid on the block when it comes to blogging. Posterous connects up with Twitter (as well as numerous other sites), so that when you post something to posterous, it automatically posts to your other accounts.

Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?


But it might vary depending on which level of the hierarchy you have approached, or even worse, you’ll get a stock company answer that matches those inspirational posters on the wall, but is miles away from what the REAL culture is. Debunking the Hype Featured Humanize It seems like an odd question, but it’s actually really important.

How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts

Ari Herzog

For years I’ve been exposed to branded product door decals telling me to “Push” or “Pull” an alcohol-branded sign at the checkout counter, or a poster in the window promoting a special. Small business owners are not telling customers about the featured beer or the cost of eggs. Features advertising toolsThis is a guest blog post by Matthew Cool.

ICYMI: What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing


Example: Expendables movie poster turned into Expendables Body Count poster by Term Life Insurance – but they did this wrong, were slapped with a cease and desist. Content Strategy Featured From the TrenchesThis came up in conversation today, so I’m reposting it.  An oldie but a really really goodie. So as promised, here are the slides and rundown for you. WIIFM?

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February’s Featured Resource:

Harp Interactive

Amplify users site their favorite features as: the ability to quickly and cleanly share information with a very broad audience by clipping or URL sharing, the time-saving ability to quickly clip existing content, highlight it, and add in unique commentary. the cross-pollination and sharing features. Read more responses to What’s your favorite  Amplify’s feature.

Your turn.


All of that requires change, but does NOT require fancy change management programs or motivational posters. Featured HumanizeI am SO beyond thrilled.  My “ How are you going to change the world in 2012? “ meme has already had a TON of responses. Check some of them out (see links for full posts, which are all worth reading in their entirety!!): Those ideas are all logical.

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Association Social Media: National Business Officers Association (NBOA)


However, we do step in to prevent business partners from posting marketing materials, as well as to post about certain NBOA research projects, respond to unanswered questions from first-time posters, and occasionally to put out a “Best of” the public and private social communities post (a mini-newsletter compiling the most popular discussions/articles from our digital ecosystem).

4 iPad Apps for Writers


Each has different features to suit your different tastes. In This app allows writers to plan out the ingredients in their stories, with separate features for characters, locations, scenes, and a space to jot down extra ideas and link pictures to story elements. There is also a word count feature. The interface is simple and clear of extra features. Novel Idea.

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What the Elimination of Facebook’s 20% Text Rule Really Means

Ignite Social Media

If the image featured text in more than five squares, it was over 20% and would need to be adjusted. Keep in mind, the following examples are exceptions to the policy: Movie posters. Posters for concerts/music festivals, comedy shows or sporting events. On June 8, Facebook eliminated a long-standing rule that prevented ads with more than 20% text to run through their platform.

Facebook Pages Can Cross-Post Videos to Pages With Different Owners, Business Managers

SocialTimes Facebook

She described Facebook’s decision to launch the new cross-posting feature: Publishers have also told us they need a way to easily post videos and reach audiences on pages with different owners. Using this feature, publishers can reach new, relevant audiences, avoid sending and reuploading video and see aggregated insights for posts across all pages. GoldenBuzzer. Crossposting Videos.

5 Ways to Use Images to Make Your Posts Irresistible


Often here on ProBlogger, guest posters will send us generic clipart-style images to accompany their content, and we avoid publishing these. Blog Design Featured Posts blog content imagesThis week on #blogchat on Twitter, we discussed the use of images in blog posts, and I thought that some of the advice we covered there might be useful for you too. Use an image per post.

The Importance of Securing Your Domain Name


On February 19, 2013, TV personality and restarenteur Guy Fieri became the poster child of the importance of securing your domain name. Wait a second. Does Fieri really have a dish named “Guy’s Big Balls”? He doesn’t. Guy Fieri didn’t register his restaurant’s domain name, so I picked it up. think this new menu look great

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012


She has  become famous for her weekly resource posts,  Fetching Friday , and is a prolific guest poster on many high-profile sites. Part of what makes the magazine so successful is its prominent web presence, which feature a wide range of bloggers. Featured Posts Miscellaneous Blog Tips bloggers to watch inspirationThese are 20 people who stood out to me this year. Enjoy!

Double Your Facebook Likes in 10 Minutes a Day [Infographic]


Facebook also has an email feature that enables you to engage those who don’t respond to your invitation and further entice them to connect. 2. Facebook’s targeting feature allows you to choose the demographic you want to reach. Use your Facebook page info in all of your marketing materials — brochures, posters, media kits, collateral, and other promotional items.

Making Google+ Worth Your Time

Janet Fouts

It all started with the announcement that the NFL is adding Google+ Hangouts to the league’s fantasy football pages to enable a video chat feature right on the pages. Then share it with your own circles to spread the word and support both the people in your circle and the original poster. Clearly he’s not circling the right people on Google+. Get set. Share. Get rhythm.

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Storify Your Stories…Or Maybe Don’t


Unlike some sites where the original poster gets lost through re-blog after re-blog (I’m looking at you WeHeartIt and Tumblr) Storify keeps the metadata of whatever you’ve chosen to embed into your story so attribution never gets lost. Since the journalism degree in me is screaming “CITE YOUR SOURCES!&# I’m a big fan of these features. uphill. both ways.

Under Armour #WhatsBeautiful Campaign Targets Women Via Social Media

The Realtime Report

The Under Armour Women’s Facebook page has over 300,000 followers and engages fans regularly with posts similar to those on the Twitter account.  A recent inspirational poster featuring Lindsey Vonn received nearly 3,000 likes in less than one week. Women now account for 30% of sales for athletic apparel brand Under Armour, and women’s apparel is the fastest growing segment of their business. New marketing efforts reflect this shift, and are aimed directly at the female demographic — with social media as the primary tool for reaching out. Sweat. Every. Sweat.

4 Note-Taking Apps for Android Smartphones


ColorNote  has many neat features to assist one in the onerous task of keeping organized. All of your notes may be archived for posterity and how cool is that? Every feature appears fully explained on the Soft Experience web site. Here are 4 apps for your Android device that will make your life easier by allowing you to take notes digitally instead of on a boring notepad.

8 Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers


Use this feature to your advantage by pinning more images. Events: Include your Pinterest account info on all promotional materials used for an event — flyers, posters, etc. Pinterest is a huge driver of e-commerce. . Despite being much smaller than Facebook or Twitter at 25 million users, it accounts for more than 23% of all social media-driven sales. Why you need Pinterest. Share!

Switching to Impulse: Social Media Gets Faster


And the iPhone 3GS and Posterous represent the latest advances in real time communications. Sharing short clips *fast* is threshold feature… Was just talking w/someone who said his Flip was going to stay in the drawer w/advent of iPhone 3GS - impulse video is key.&#. Tags: Social Media Video Flip impulse iPhone 3GS posterous YouTube Social media just got faster. Immediacy is one of the Six Valuable Attributes of Social Media. We’ve recently had an obsession with brevity in the form of Twitter, and shortened URLs for example. So much for immediacy.

10 Facebook Posting Tips to Improve Your Brand Awareness

Sprout Social

If you’re integrating it into your Facebook strategy, tagging the original poster in your re-post is a digital kudos. Facebook’s Audience Optimization tool, which replaced the older Interest Targeting feature, provides you with an organic way to reach and engage select segments of your target audience. Check the box that enables you to use the feature. Leverage Trends.

White House Creates Crowdsourcing Site

Spin Sucks

That’s what the new  We the People feature on is all about – giving Americans a direct line to the White House on the issues and concerns that matter most to them. And now “we the people&# have something else. This week, on Inside PR , Joe Thornley , Martin Waxman , and I talk about We the People , a new crowdsourcing site from the U.S. government. government.

Canva for iPhone – Design Like a Boss Wherever You Are

Socially Sorted

In this post, I break down the features of the new Canva iPhone App and how it will leverage your DIY Design for better Social Media Strategy. Here are a few of the features in summary, then we will jump into why I REALLY love it: Key Features of Canva for iPhone. An awesome live camera feature (see below). What about Canva for Work Features? Until now! Now it is.

Picking Your Brain For Better Ideas

Twist Image

To celebrate, Popova wrote an article featuring her seven learnings after seven years of reading, writing and living. It was such a powerful read, that the people at Holstee turned the learnings into a letterpress poster. Being an original thinker is near-impossible. Combining ideas to come up with something original is more likely. It's a truth. Life-learnings for you to pull from.

6 Creative Social Media Tactics to Produce Better Content

Sprout Social

But even before you begin segmenting your audience, you can use geolocation features available on some social networks to boost awareness for yourself in specific markets. Jansport used a hashtag to represent its location, which is great alternative if you don’t want to use Instagram’s built-in location feature. Here are six social media tactics you should adopt: 1. Memes.

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9 Powerful Time-Saving Tips to Help Grow Your Brand on Instagram

Buffer Social

Quick reminder: Before you repost, it is best to request permission from the original poster. 3. So, we are currently developing a grid preview feature. With over 600 million users across the globe, Instagram is quickly becoming a focal point for businesses of all sizes who use social media. 600 million! That’s a huge number. That all sounds incredible, right? Stay tuned! 4.

7 Content Marketing Poop Scoops

Convince & Convert

It’s so rich with kitty content and fun for feline fanatics, it was difficult to choose which to feature here. With it you create a movie poster starring your cat. You select a movie motif, upload a photo, enter your pet’s name and in an instant, you’re given your poster. Of course, the poster is Fresh Step branded and mine to print, share, email or post wherever I please.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

10 Twitter Features You Might Be Missing by GigaOM. Aliza Sherman highlights 10 features of Twitter that not all users may be aware of–including a few that may be news even to power users–such a list of helpful Twitter keyboard shortcuts. Twitter gets new, Facebook-like feeds & features by DevBeat. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. The conclusion?

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12 Steps to Producing a Podcast

Convince & Convert

Here’s a finished Social Pros podcast, featuring Adam Buchanan from Cabela’s. Here’s a finished Content Pros podcast, featuring Jason Miller from Linkedin. 8. Stephanie is also sending via FedEx the finished, giant poster of the episode’s visual notes to each Content Pros guest. Our team updates the creative each week to feature the new guest.

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Tools guru-ess Ann Smarty shares a dozen helpful “cheat sheets,” which “are basically infographics that can give a user a simple rundown of various features and how to use them.” How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites? What’s the best time of day to post updates on Twitter or Facebook? Research] by Heidi Cohen.

105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

That’s why we recently launched a new feature for our content marketing editorial calendar tool that helps marketers plan any type of content they could possibly want to publish. Influencers like Pat Flynn are well-known for their podcasts featuring folks throughout the industry. Posters. Feature Pages. Really! Here ya go. Content That Tells a Story. Lists. How-To.

105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

That’s why we recently launched a new feature for our content marketing editorial calendar tool that helps marketers plan any type of content they could possibly want to publish. Influencers like Pat Flynn are well-known for their podcasts featuring folks throughout the industry. Posters. Feature Pages. Really! Here ya go. Lists. How-To. Case Studies. Testimonials.

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How Whole Foods Keeps Their Audience Engaged on Instagram and Beyond

Simply Measured

Like2Buy link in the Instagram bio section leads users to a page of the brand’s featured products. Apart from posting photos, which are the most engaging content type on Instagram, the brand also experiments with videos, and is not afraid of testing newer features like Instagram Stories. In this post we look at Whole Foods, one of the most reputed retailers in the world.  .

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More Stats Than You Can Shake a Stick At


Posterous: 15 million monthly users. via  Posterous. Featured From the Trenches Useful DataJust a few statistics and links to some of the latest data around social media for you. For the latest stats on social site user growth, always check the RealTime Report. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. via  TechCrunch.

Some Perspectives on Pinterest

Social Media Marketing

recent Comscore study has shown that women are more likely to take a photo of an image and share it, while men are more likely to use their smartphones to find information, either by scanning a barcode or researching product features. You've probably heard that Pinterest is here and in a big way. The site has been around for a couple of years but only recently took off. Shame on you.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Her Connect the Docs blog—frequently featured on the B2B Marketing Zone —is a platform for her own thought leadership content as well as frequently solicited insights from other B2B bloggers. Paul Pioneer Press as well as the Features/Travel editor for the newspaper. She’s also a frequent guest-poster who’s written bookmarkable pieces like 9 Ways to Sell Social Media to the Boss.

51 Profitable SEO Niches to Dominate with Low Competition

Viper Chill

However, the dozens of near me sites I’ve investigated appear to be receiving a lot of traffic without being featured on any kind of map pack. I’ll use an authoritative site, HoursInfo, to give an example. think this scared the original poster. If you’re really into this niche and willing to do extra research, upload VR have one cool feature as part of their design.

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How to Produce a Podcast

Convince & Convert

Here’s a finished Social Pros podcast, featuring Adam Buchanan from Cabela’s. Here’s a finished Content Pros podcast, featuring Jason Miller from Linkedin. 8. Stephanie is also sending via FedEx the finished, giant poster of the episode’s visual notes to each Content Pros guest. Our team updates the creative each week to feature the new guest.

Social Networking Stats: #RLTM Scoreboard, Facebook’s Mobile Ads More Effective Than Twitter’s

The Realtime Report

Posterous: 3.9 Facebook’s mobile ads can be targeted by demographic (although Forbes noted that Twitter will be rolling out a similar feature this week). The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 950 million active users. via  Forbes. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 576 million active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 300 million users. via  Bloomberg Businessweek. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 160 million members. via  LinkedIn. Tumblr: 65 million blogs. via  Tumblr.

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