• CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014
    [Feedly] Tutorials on Time-Saving Tools for Business (Clips)
    Now, we practice sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'Here are a few of the tools I most often recommend and use daily for business that saves time and increase productivity: Buffer App -  Buffer allows you to schedule updates in advance for your different social media accounts. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Dropbox  - Dropbox allows you to save and share files to the cloud and retrieve them from any device. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Click Here! Click Here!
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014
    [Feedly] Life Lesson Favorites (Movie Clips)
    Now, we practice sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'As a youth, Saturdays were filled with visual candy of cartoons in the morning and movie matinees in the afternoon. I’m a big fan of the movies and the life stories and lessons that are offered. Since today is my birthday , I’m sharing a few scenes of movies I’d love to watch today. Magnificent Seven – Collaboration (Together We’re Stronger). Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Click Here! Click Here! Click Here! Vide
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Feedly] 6 Ways Your Social Media Team Can Improve
    Altogether, these are exactly the kinds of tips a huge percentage of people were looking for at the time, which is probably why SlideShare itself shared the presentation on their own feed. Another great place to find content ideas to share or write about yourself is your own followers’ social media feeds. Hootsuite provides numerous functionalities, but its most powerful is its simplest: combining all of your social media feeds into one dashboard, to be easily thumbed through and updated. Make Your Profiles Stand Out. Your profiles should of course be polished (no typos!)
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Feedly] Nobody Comes Close To Beating (Or Even Touching) Facebook When It Comes To Social Media Referral Traffic
    Despite legitimate concerns about decreased organic reach in the News Feed, a recent report by Shareaholic shows that Facebook was the Q2 2014 social media referral traffic leader and drove. 'Denys Prykhodov / Shutterstock.com If one of the goals of your social media marketing efforts is referral traffic to your web assets, I hope you’re not ignoring Facebook. Facebook
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Feedly] Stay Safe: 4 Social Media Security Tips for the Summer
    Instant Checkmate points out that these strangers could be spammers who simply post advertisements in your news feed or scammers who want to retrieve your personal information for fishy purposes. 'Now that summer has officially begun, many start firing up their social media profiles: whether it’s Facebook status updates about travel plans, Instagram pictures of family vacations or Pinterest pins of exotic locations, most of us seek to update old and attract new friends through our summer social media activity. 1.    Review your privacy settings. 2.    Edit Your Friends List.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Feedly] 7 Tricks for Successful Social Media Branding
    You don’t want to overload your followers’ feeds with constant posts, but you don’t want to be completely silent, either. 'An essential part of branding a business is developing and maintaining an online presence. Your business probably already has several social media pages up and running. But are they leveraged to brand your business the way you want them to? Of course, your business’s social media page needs to be handled differently from your personal accounts. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to ease yourself into the process of becoming a professional poster. Find Your Followers.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Feedly] Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    use Feedly to follow and read blog posts from OT bloggers, health news from major news organizations, and other sites where I can typically find good and relevant information for our members. 'I am SO excited to present the first post in an ongoing series of interviews of Association Social Media Managers. Whoo hoo! —————— Stephanie Yamkovenko, AOTA First up – let’s all welcome Stephanie Yamkovenko, web editor at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).  . Hi Stephanie! Thanks for being my very first respondent. link]. link].
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Feedly] Like Looking at Montana through a Keyhole
    One WordPress theme we’ve explored even builds an your entire site feeding from your social media streams. 'Do you browse web sites from your phone or a tablet? Do many sites feel like trying to look at Montana through a keyhole? Last year mobile devices finally outsold more traditional computers. 2014 is predicted to be the year more people access the web via a mobile connection than do so from a fixed one. So, in light of that, how’s your web site? Is it effective on everything from your desktop with a 24” monitor to an iPhone? Does everything work? Is it readable? And more. Sean-.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Feedly] Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven
    It’s so cool to see your feed explode when (GoT SPOILERS) Ned Stark loses his head or (Fargo SPOILERS) Gus shoots Malvo. 'I have a confession to make. When I’m asked how I like to spend my free time, I tend to hem and haw. “Riding my bike,” or “reading up on the day’s news” are the answers I usually give, and those are true. But deep down inside, I know that the truth is the box that sits in my living room. Television. have an unhealthy love for, and obsession with, television. “The Blacklist.” ” “Sons of Anarchy.”
  • GREG VERDINO  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Feedly] Taking the Long View of Near-Term Change
    This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. 'We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. Change Inspiration Leadership Marketing Digital Transformation Fresh Perspective Innovation micromarketing Transformation
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Feedly] How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings
    Apart from this, Fresh Web Explorer is a handy tool, as it searches for mentions of your brand, company or other keyword and automatically matches this with ‘feed authority’. 'This is a guest contribution from digital media project manager Sandeep Sharma. Now more than ever, marketing experts are improving their marketing strategy with fewer resources, and they are shifting marketing budgets from traditional to digital tactics like search engine optimization and social media. SEO is much more than just high ranking in Google. Source: comScore. Source: SEL. Source: Mark Zuckerberg.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Feedly] School Yourself on Social Media
    Click on most college websites and one of the first things you’ll see is links to their social media feeds. You can sign up for prospective teacher blogs, particular major/school feeds or freshman application links. You can find feeds to their social media sites on their home page, or click around to virtual tours, sign up for a mobile app or follow Greek life on Twitter or Facebook. 'Deciding where your child is going to go to college can be an overwhelming undertaking, but you know he or she is going somewhere. How do you start making that decision? Best of luck!
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Feedly] 23 Outstanding Social PR Guides
    Jonas Klit Nielsen outlines “the ingredients you need to leverage” in creating an online brand newsroom, from (of course) your news itself (“The key is to catch the specific news that people talk about when standing by the digital water cooler that is the Facebook news feed…Just remember – the conversational topics must be in context with your brand”) and social behavior to understanding the creative skills required and measuring performance. The audiences, topics, tools, and tactics employed in PR have evolved. Image credit: PRNews. The world has changed.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Feedly] Best Practices for Integrating Social and Email
    On Facebook this is further complicated by EdgeRank as publishers have to maintain consistent high engagement to ensure content appears in the news feed of our audience. 'Email marketing providers are starting to catch on to the idea that integrating social media in anyway possible will make their platform seem more appealing to customers. There are two ways social media is generally being integrated. First is an automatic way to publish new email campaigns to your Facebook and Twitter profiles. Does that sound like a double standard? What are your thoughts?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Feedly] 15 Facts About Vine Every Brand Should Know
    Vine lets users share six-second looping videos in an Instagram like feed. 'This article was originally published by Erik Qualman on LinkedIn. By 2017 2/3 of all mobile content will be video. While I’m not certain Vine will still be popular in 2017, short-form videos are here to stay. That’s why it’s important for Brands to understand Vine so they can take advantage of it today and plan new short-form video in the coming years. branded Vine is 4x more likely to be seen than a branded video. Twitter bought Vine in 2012 and re-launched in January, 2013 as a free iOS app. percent).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Feedly] How I Earned $15000 from The Problogger Job Board
    RSS feed of all the job posts in one spot. . Copy the RSS feed below: . Step 1: Select the Feed symbol. . Step 2: Decide what type of feed you want to use. Personally, I use the new feed item, because I find the keyword too limiting for my needs. However, if you are looking for targeted terms, then use the “new feed item matches” as a trigger.  . Step 3: paste the Problogger Job Board feed. 'This is a guest contribution from Andy Nathan, of Smart at the Start. That is OK! Pardon my laziness, but I don’t want to work to get clients business.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Feedly] Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Buy’ Button, Twitter Acquires CardSpring
    Facebook launches “Out-App Purchase” ads – Facebook is now letting developers sell Facebook desktop game virtual goods straight from ads in the News Feed or sidebar (TechCrunch). 'Check out all the latest social media news from the last two weeks, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, YouTube and Vine: Facebook. Facebook tests new ‘buy’ button for online purchases in U.S. Reuters). Twitter. Foursquare. Tumblr. YouTube. Any social media updates that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Feedly] The Importance of Testimonials and Social Media
    Your existing audience will be able to see these new testimonials in their feeds, and if they aren’t customers already, they might become more interested after reading the reviews. 'Buyers in today’s age are more educated than ever, conducting vast amounts of research before making a purchase. In the B2B realm, product reviews and testimonials from other organizations can make all the difference in acquiring more market share, making them an absolute necessity for your website. Additionally, social media is a huge component of increasing leads for new customers. Let’s take a closer look.
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Feedly] RSS Extensions for Browsers & Social Media Dashboards
    Here’s Chrome: Add these extensions/addons/plugins to your preferred browser if you want the browser to find the RSS feeds for you. To subscribe to a feed using Internet Explorer. Go to the website that offers a feed. Click the Feeds button to view feeds on the webpage. howto social media Workshop Notes Chrome extension Facebook feedly Firefox addon Internet Explorer monitoring netvibes panels rss Safari Twitter 'RSS Extensions to Omnibox/URL box for Browsers (for my students). This is what you want in your browser right? Safari. Chrome  .
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014
    [Feedly] TV Shows to Watch for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners (Clips)
    Now, we practice sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'There are some great lessons to be learned from some of these TV shows that can help entrepreneurs and small business owners. Many of these shows can also be viewed online on the show or network site, and some on Hulu. The Profit on CNBC. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Your Business on MSNBC and OPENforum. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Dragon’s Den on CBC. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email?
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014
    [Feedly] Creative Spark, Thinking Backwards, Capturing Ideas (Video Clips)
    Now, we practice sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'As a youth, Saturdays were filled with visual candy of cartoons in the morning and movie matinees in the afternoon. Creative Spark: Dustin Lance Black. Seth Godin: Thinking Backwards. The Evernote Web Clipper. Sidart – A Conversation With Food. Creative Spark, Thinking Backwards, Capturing Ideas (Video Clips) is a post from: ConverStations. You just finished reading Creative Spark, Thinking Backwards, Capturing Ideas (Video Clips) ! Consider leaving a comment!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Feedly] 10 Business Books That Aren't Out Yet (But You're Going To Read)
    In a time-challenged world dominated by short and snappy, by click-bait headlines and Twitter streams and Instagram feeds and gifs and video and Snapchat and YOLO and LOL and #tbt. 'There is a whole new slew of great business books that are coming your way in the next little while. Here are ten of the ones that look the most interesting (ranked by date of publication): The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness by James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher. Without a doubt, James Altucher is one my most favorite writers out there today. Levitin.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Feedly] 15 Blog Headlines That Don’t Suck
    At least I’ve started to log back into Feedly, which I wasn’t doing for the longest time. 'I confess. If you came here looking for 15 blog headlines that don’t suck… you were sucked in. By a blog headline that didn’t suck! “Find ways to get people to your blog !” ” “Draw your audience in!” ” “ Make sure your headline doesn’t suck !” ” How many times have we heard all that? So I won’t go over all that again. That photo? Suzy Q. rolling in the grass. Because it doesn’t suck. The thaang is.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Feedly] The TSA’s Shockingly Real Instagram Account
    Since the feed’s creation about a year ago, the account has 160 posts and over 100,000 followers. The TSA’s bomb-sniffing dogs and distinguished employees have made appearances on the feed as well. However, as long as the TSA keeps finding these items, it certainly makes for an interesting Instagram feed — and an important outlet for a government organization that often comes under fire from frustrated travelers. And there’s no shortage of images to post. The account is not only limited to displaying prohibited items.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Feedly] 6 Principles of Persuasion for an Amazing Copy
    It’s why we flock to thought leaders’ blogs and Twitter feeds. 'What’s the best marketing you’ve ever encountered? Maybe it’s T-Mobile’s “can you hear me now?” campaign. Or the ever-so-catchy “Every Kiss Begins with Kay” that’s helped the jeweler sell loads of diamonds. Regardless, the marketing was probably far more than just content. It was probably really persuasive. Robert Cialdini holds a Doctorate in Psychology, and became famous for the scary efficacy of his 1986 book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. If you’ve never read it, here are the six principles: 1. Reciprocity.
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Feedly] 3 Super Quick Twitter Tips for Your Business
    It won’t appear in their feed, unless they follow Mari Smith too: Why? So…if you start your tweet with the @ sign to tweet directly to someone and you want it to appear on ALL of your followers’ feeds,  use a period before the @ sign , like this: Remember when you use the @ in the   middle of the tweet ,  ALL your follower s see this tweet, like this: 2. 'Here are three super quick Twitter tips to get you better traction when using Twitter for your business so you will start seeing great results! USING THE PERIOD BEFORE @ SIGN. It  won’t  be seen by ALL of my followers.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014
    [Feedly] Running a Family Business (Video Clips)
    In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'Operating a family-owned business can bring both joys and pains. Here are a few inspirations and insights into running a family business: Running a Family Business Without Disrupting the Family. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! The Faglianos: A Family Business. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Lessons From Inside a Family Business – Tre Mari Bakery. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here!
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014
    [Feedly] Videos to L.I.F.T Your Business Presence and Practice
    In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'Here are four videos found that fit our practice of L.I.F.T. Learning, Improving, Flowing, Thinking) for small business owners and boosting their business presence and practice: Learn: How to Optimize Your Landing Page for 5 Different Traffic Sources. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Improve: How to Use YouTube With Email Marketing for Higher Conversions. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Flow: Want to Innovate? Become
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Feedly] Why Being Nimble Was the Key to Success for This Social Media Strategist
    You can read all about the controversy here , but in short, Facebook manipulated the news feeds of 700,000 people to see if what they saw in their news feed could alter their emotional state. 'Tweetable Moments Companies must be very fluid in making decisions that articulate a company’s persona in the media. nickcicero Tweet This An Interesting Social Start Nick Cicero has always been a musician. Since the age of six, he’s played the trumpet and went to college to pursue his jazz trumpet career. He loves to help the people around him. Work harder. See you next week!
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Feedly] 6 Things You Should Be Doing Right Now to Improve Your Website
    Update Your RSS Feed. Why it’s important: RSS feeds deliver content daily to your readers. Get the most out of your feed: RSS readers, such as Feedly or Digg, enable millions of readers to bookmark their favorite sites in one place and scour content daily.  A broken or absent RSS feed misses those readers who might be interested in your content, but don’t always remember to visit the site. Pro tip: Add a header and footer to your site reminding readers that you offer an RSS feed. 'When’s the last time you checked your website’s performance? Is specific.
  • JUGNOO  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Feedly] Social Media Listening – What Defines It and What’s the Value?
    social mention is the text inclusion of a monitored keyword in a post on a social media platform, in an RSS feed, on a forum or board, and in places like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest. 'Jugnoo Blog: Where social listening meets social engagement - trends that matter in social media marketing management. Social Listening – What Defines It? Social media listening is the active process of understanding what is being said about a company, individual, product, brand, or relevant issue in all forms of social media. Social Listening Measurement. CONTACT: Joseph Olewitz. link].
  • DANNY BROWN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Feedly] Three Mobile Social Networks to Keep an Eye On
    Pheed: Optimizing Your Feeds. 'This April, technology and digital news site  ReadWrite  published an article titled  “The Future Of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes.” ” Written by journalist and advertising strategist Matthew Bryan Beck, the piece looked at how digital users were moving away from bloated social networks like Facebook and Google+, and spending more time on networks that offered a more intimate and personal experience. Specifically, Beck pointed to the increase in smartphone usage and the ubiquity of mobile consumption when it came to content and networking.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Feedly] How to Create People-Powered Content That Works for Your Brand
    The foodie friend that gives you restaurant recommendations may be different than the fashionable one that has great taste in clothes or the mom that cares as much as you do about feeding her family healthy foods. 'Brands are spending millions of dollars and countless hours producing content in an effort to vie for their customer’s attention. According to a study by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs , B2C companies currently spend about a quarter of their budget on content marketing and 60% have plans to increase those budgets next year. Sound hard? It’s not. Shane Co.
  • PAMORAMA  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Feedly] Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More
    Photo editing: Use apps like Camera+ and  Snapspeed  to enhance your photos and create a consistent look and feel for your feed. 'Creating great content isn’t enough. If you want people to share it, you must consider the dynamics of each of your social networks and optimize your posts for each. This will maximize sharing and help you build your brand, engage with your target customers, create brand ambassadors, and ultimately improve lead acquisition and sales. Employing these tactics will help your social media marketing efforts pay off. Optimize your LinkedIn posts.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Feedly] 20 Expert LinkedIn Guides
    Pointing out that “When conducting online research, B2B prospects will often judge a company’s credibility based on its website and social presence, particularly on LinkedIn,” Valerie Levin explains how to take advantage of four key LinkedIn company page features, including showcase pages, news feeds, and customized link preview images: “We’ve all had the experience of posting an update to LinkedIn that includes a link, only to find that the preview image that appears just isn’t that relevant. Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking. Want a Job? links.”
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
    [Feedly] 5 Ways to Beat the Facebook News Feed Update
    You might have noticed it in your personal News Feed. “Every time someone visits their news feed there are, on average, 1500 potential stories from friends, people they follow and pages they’ve liked for them to see.  So yes, Facebook has once again tweaked their News Feed algorithm and your organic content is reaching fewer fans. Let’s look at what makes content show up in a News Feed. If they don’t pay much attention to your content after that, Facebook will not show it to them in their News Feed.  Use the News Feed post advertising option.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
    [Feedly] Build Your Empire on Twitter in Just 10 Minutes A Day
    keyword or hashtag feed. 'Would you believe me if I told you it only takes 10 minutes of daily Twitter action to get awesome results for your business? It’s true. That’s all it takes. It’s a practice I’ve followed for several years now. To be honest, I had no choice. As my business grew ( largely thanks to Twitter ) I had to come up with a plan that would maintain and raise my profile in the least time possible. see, I’m just like you. It’s really just me in my business and I have big dreams of creating an online empire which means there are always 1001 things to do. Are you ready?
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
    [Feedly] ICYMI – Buy now on Twitter, Facebook still dominant among teens
    Facebook changed its news feed algorithm for video , now taking length of the video view into account. 'Here’s my weekly round-up of things you need to know and might have missed this last week in the world of digital PR and social media. Want this in your inbox each week?  Subscribe here. Facebook’s psychology experiment on its users generated some bad PR for the social network. Facebook announces new features for ads  including new sophisticated custom audiences using website data. Some clever folk spotted ‘buy now’ buttons appearing on Twitter. Thoughts. icym
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
    [Feedly] Important Lesson on Worry and Entrepreneurial Spirit
    As an entrepreneur you need to feel a sense of unease to test your thinking however allowing that initial unease to develop by feeding it with worry… that will stop your entrepreneurial spirit from flourishing. 'As an Entrepreneur, you feel that fire in the belly to grow the business. You sense the drive of entrepreneurial spirit  and you work so hard to achieve your dream. Then just before you go to bed or about to ring that potential customer… that pesky little competitor strikes… worry. Worry is fear’s cousin. Indeed worry is the younger cousin of fear.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Feedly] Partnering with Brands Theme Week: The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Media Kit
    About your services: Advertising spaces available, and prices for each (including discounts available for longer-term packages, etc), not forgetting RSS feeds and newsletters. 'You will have noticed this week we have learned how to reach out to brands for advertising and sponsorship on our blogs – and the best way to sell yourself is to have all your details in a handy, professional media kit. media kit is a snapshot of your blog’s vital details, packaged up in a reader-friendly download. The most common items are: About you: Your name. profile shot. Your blog URL. Email.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Feedly] Ways to Enjoy or Engage with #SBTDshow Daily Podcast
    Subscribe via RSS Feed. 'With each episode of  SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcast , I’m convinced and thankful for the decision to do a short, daily podcast. At first, I was hesitant – but I’m realizing it fits best with busy times and the theme around SmallBiz Tracks (small steps leading to big results). Four ways to enjoy the podcast: Subscribe on iTunes. Subscribe with Stitcher. Visit [link]. Check out the sidebar on ConverStations or SmallBizTracks for the Stitcher widget. We are taking questions from voice mail, email, contact forms and in-person, on-the-job. SBTDshow.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
    [Feedly] Facebook Admits to News Feed Experiment Meant to Control Emotions
    'Recently, some social media users have been in an uproar after Facebook admitted to carrying out a secret experiment in which the news feeds of more than 600,000 users were filtered to see if those individuals would have differing emotions based upon what they saw on the screen. Some people worried future manipulation of news feeds could potentially be very powerful, especially if it occurs in conjunction with political campaigns. The opposite was also found to be true. Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion”. On a smaller scale, most of us are already familiar with this phenomenon.
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
    [Feedly] Battle of the Nations: Leeds is the ideal place for a weekend break
    love wandering around the lake in the park, feeding the little ducks… which would work up an appetite for… Lunch at Filmore & Union. 'I consider myself a Leeds girl. I’ve been a Leeds girl for the past eleven years when I moved here, falling in love with the city that is big enough to offer lots of choice and opportunities… but is compact enough not to make me feel like an ant. Here’s the ideal weekend break in Leeds (nay… the UK!), according to moi: My morning would start off with… A wander around Roundhay Park. Pretty impressive, huh?
  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014
    [Feedly] Businesses Need to Focus on Getting to the Point with their Advertising
    First and foremost, people are filling out fewer forms, particularly on the third party sites that feed them the leads. 'There’s a saying that goes something like this: “Give me the baby. don’t need the labor pains.” ” This definitely applies to modern digital marketing and advertising. It’s actually contrary to certain trends. Most notable of these factors would be the fact that people have been forced to jump through hoops in the past and those who emulate this same process will not be rewarded. They cut out the middle man.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014
    [Feedly] 50 Top Startups from 2010: Acquired, Pivoted or Still Going?
    26: Feedly Status: Independent. Feedly was among the most obvious to benefit from the feed reader giant''s closure. Nobody really asks how Feedly makes money or what its future plans are… just that it keep working and doing well. As they debuted here, I''m always happy to hear good news from team Feedly. Founder Cyril Moutran lists his time at Twazzup as ending in 2011 on his LinkedIn profile , spending more time on his role with Feedly. 'Editor''s Note: This is one of the longest posts I''ve made - in length and duration. The $1.1 Answers. 13: Bit.ly
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014
    [Feedly] nBA Pulse: a new social analytics tool
    The eliminates the need to have someone watching feeds and hashtag trends all the time. 'In a classic case of poacher turned gamekeeper, I was recently invited by an American PR agency to have a personal briefing about the launch of a new social media product. It was a chance to play the role of the journalist in a three-way conversation that was very much like the hundreds (maybe thousands?) of interviews I’ve sat in on over the years, but this time I got to ask the questions. think I played the part well.  It’s already being used by McDonald’s, 7Eleven, David’s Bridal and Subway.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014
    [Feedly] Power and Art of Conversation (Saturday Clips)
    In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'There is an adage that says both the actor and the audience have a role in the play. Perhaps this is also true with the writer and the reader. Surely, it is true with those involved in a conversation, the give-and-receive of talking and listening. Here are some tips: Julian Treasure: How to Speak So That People Want to Listen. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Jill Schiefelbein: Improve Your Public Speaking and Communication Skills. Click Here!
  • THE NEW STRATEGIST  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014
    [Feedly] Onward, to Total Immersion!
    Your blog, YouTube channel, LinkedIn presence, Facebook page, Twitter feed, etc, are all now weighed and measured against everyone else’s, and your relevance is calculated by factors out of your control. 'My next challenge has arrived, and oh what a challenge it will be. It’s certainly no secret that I have a passion for the digital space, and all it entails. see digital (web, internet, online, or whatever you want to call it) as a marketing battleground of equal or greater importance to any other that exists. Lines have blurred, and in my opinion, it’s better for everyone. wonder.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014
    [Feedly] Business on Wheels – Truckin’ (Saturday Clips)
    In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'Business on Wheels. Mobile businesses have become the fast lane of pop-ups and a way to literally go where the customers are. They’re even making movies about it. Chef – The Trailer. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Gypsy: The Mobile Boutique (on Facebook ). Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Wagn Tails Mobile Grooming Conversions (on Facebook ). Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here!
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
    [Feedly] Improve Your Social Media Presence in 7 Easy Steps
    But you can master social media in just a few minutes each day by using a scheduling tool that drip feeds your posts automatically while you get on with your life. 'Do you ever think, ‘Why do I even bother with social media?’. Well, erase that thought right now because social media is the ultimate way to market your business…for free. It can quickly propel you and your business to new heights, grab the attention of infinitely more people interested in your product or service ( whether local or global ) increase website visits and boost sales. No, this isn’t puffy, hot air.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
    [Feedly] How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success
    And of course, there is no shortage of natural food tips, recipes, and photos on Sprouts’ social feeds. 'Tweetable Moments We want to humanize our brand as much as possible. danafromAZ Tweet This Find the Love Sprouts Farmers Market is growing quickly. With 25 new stores opening this year, this natural food grocery chain has a lot to be excited about. Dana and her team use social to make these launches as successful as they can possibly be. One of their challenges that social can help overcome comes from expanding to new regions. via FIFA.com Nick loves this idea. Sheryl Sandberg.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Feedly] 3 Ways to Optimize Your Content for Successful Social Media Engagement
    With so much content to play with, there’s a lot to say — which is why it makes sense that the company has embedded its Twitter annd Facebook feeds right at the bottom of the resource center page : With the feeds right there, the reader is automatically encouraged to join in on the discussion. The only caveat here is that sometimes embedding feeds like these can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s generally better to place them at the bottom of the page, rather than in the sidebar, and not to include more than two feeds. It needn’t be a difficult feat, either.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
    [Feedly] What Social Media Works Best For Your Ecommerce?
    and build a cross-platform network that feeds off of each site and promotes a larger brand presence. 'The face of ecommerce looks drastically different in 2014 than it looked in 2004. Only via the Internet can a mere decade produce such fundamental changes in the way products are sought after and pitched over a medium. Auto dealerships, grocery stores, those mega-marts, etc.; they might tweak and tone, but never any huge changes. But on the Internet, even sites that have been around for a long time, such as eBay and Amazon, have changed. Pure Traffic Blitz. Enough said.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
    [Feedly] The Future of Content Part 1: with Clay Morgan
    They will need to be very strategic in the use of SEO, email marketing, RSS feeds, social media, and other tactics in order to break through the domination of content offered by major bloggers and companies with deep resources. 'Total As content continues to become an ever-important staple for businesses of all shapes and sizes, I thought it’d be interesting to share some thoughts on what the future of content might look like. Today’s thoughts come from Clay Morgan , Vice President of Operations at Arment Dietrich. Content and Standing Out from the Crowd. That’s just blogs.
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Feedly] Social Media Monitoring Bookmarks and RSS
    It also allows you to build a dashboard in Netvibes, Bufferapp, Sprout Social, Hootsuite, Feedly and other social media dashboards both in a browser and a news reader on your iPhone/Android smart device. Adding hidden RSS feeds from Facebook (may or may not work from time to time). Industry Organisations: Harvard – Customisable feeds:  [link]. Industry Org PRIA  [link]  OR feeds for news, Training, Events. Hidden YOUTUBE Playlist RSS feed is format: [link]. social media Workshop Notes Facebook google plus monitoring RSS Feeds Twitter link].
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Feedly] Introducing the 365 Full Frame Project
    Me, I get a new toy to feed my photography hobby without necessitating the launch of a new business. 'Many people have asked me in recent months how or if I was going to monetize my photos. Some have even asked to buy some (thank you for your interest!). After thinking on the topic, I have decided not to proactively build a business around my photography. like the artistic aspects of photography, and want to shoot as I see fit. So I will remain semi-pro, licensing via Getty Images and only selling photos to people who specifically ask me for them. Networking events. Sunsets and sunrises.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Feedly] Raising the Bar: How to Amplify Your Social Media & Content to Reach Your Ideal Audience
    Because it’s not recommended to post as frequently as you would on Twitter, knowing when your fans are online viewing their News Feeds is crucial. 'Within the past few years, we’ve witnessed a variety of social media trends for business emerge. And as a business owner, you might have even given a shot at several of them in hopes of seeing improvement. Unfortunately, there is a reason why one strategy will work for one business and not the other. The trick is to find the perfect balance so that you’re able to enhance your brand. Know your Audience. Amplify Social Media. Reach Out.
  • NOWSOURCING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
    [Feedly] Facebook Starts To Get More Tougher & Mercenary With Their Ad Revenue Model
    They are appearing in regular news feeds too – and in super-size. 'It seems that the good days are over at Facebook. Gone are the days when you can put up a free Page and expect every one of your followers to see your status updates. Now, status posts are being distributed to a select number of your followers based on “engagement”, and if you want everyone else to see it? Then pay for the privilege or risk becoming irrelevant. It’s been estimated that only 1 to 2 per cent of followers will eventually see a post. You fell for it!” “Get used to it.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014
    [Feedly] Sitcoms with Small Business at Center Stage (Intros)
    In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'Running a small business can sometimes be a funny business – especially on television. There have been a number of sitcoms with small business at center stage or the stage itself. George Jefferson owned a dry cleaners with multiple locations. Bob Newhart operated a bed and breakfast in Vermont. Alan Thicke was a stay-at-home, work-from-home dad in Growing Pains. Wings was a small charter plane service operated by two brothers in a small airport. Click Here!
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014
    [Feedly] The Art of Questions and Interviews for Content (Video Clips)
    In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'Lots of small business owners struggle for fresh content to publish. While “ Listen to Your Day ” is one of our favorite tips, the practice of questions and interviews can be a great way to gather content. Larry King, Charlie Rose, and Oprah have made careers out of doing just that. Here are a few clips on asking questions and what to do with them. Search engines can also be a great place to ask questions (Google, You Tube, Amazon, Quora, etc.). Click Here!
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
    [Feedly] If Your People Pin, You Should Pin Too
    They are still doing the paid tests of Promoted Pins for search and category feeds, but now there’s a possible do-it-yourself Promoted Pins tool, letting you reach more people and get visits back to your site. 'The people you are trying to reach might not use Pinterest, but it’s a lot more probable that they do. The popular social site drives a lot of traffic with its visual appeal and home-grown talent show, so businesses have been learning to get in on the site’s success. Eighteen months ago, the business account was created and things have been popping ever since.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
    [Feedly] The Best Google Analytics Metrics for Social Media Professionals
    This may help avoid the “race to the bottom” where advertisers pack our feeds and could actually make the experiences on these networks better for everyone. 'Tweetable Moments Be known as the expert on your brand and industry. adamsinger Tweet This Creating a Measurement Plan Adam is part of the education team at Google. They produce the in-product help videos and the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Basically, their goal is to make everyone smarter with analytics and data. ” And then also getting new products in front of users. ” What does that mean?
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
    [Feedly] Maximize Blog Traffic with Top 27 SEO Plugins
    Like YARPP, Contextual Related Posts displays thumbnails or text to related posts on your blog (and in your feed). 'Want to maximize your blog traffic? Sure you do. In my last post, I touched on how using these 27 must use SEO tools can deliver incredible content marketing results, and they really can – I hope you found the post useful. Today, I list 27 of the best search engine optimization plugins available for those looking to get more traffic to their blogs. Most of these are for WordPress, but there are two browser plugins toward the end. Again, I hope you these helpful. SEOPressor.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Feedly] 5 Tips to Better Social Media Writing
    If you run your social media feeds with this attitude, your company isn’t reaping the benefits of social media they could be. In fact, a poorly written feed makes you less likely to build a loyal following or have your content and brand be remembered. Write similar posts on your feed and grow audience participation. Your social media feeds give people an idea of your brand’s personality. If you want to run a top-rate social media feed, learn to be a better social media writer. Don’t Mince Words. When it comes to writing, less is more. Encourage Interaction.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
    [Feedly] New Home for The Engaging Brand
    If you subscribe via the RSS feed then can you change it to feed://www.theengagingbrand.com/feed. 'The new site can be found at www.theengagingbrand.com. As really value our conversations! Any problems just let me know at anna@theengagingbrand.com. See you over there
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
    [Feedly] Here’s to You, Dads – Happy Father’s Day
    If you can''t see it displayed properly in your feed, click here to view it directly. 'Total To all the dads, dads-to-be and dads no longer with us – here’s to you. Thank you for all you do. This post contains a video. image: Paula Bailey. Here’s to You, Dads – Happy Father’s Day originally appeared on Danny Brown - Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved. Total. Inspiration Recommended Viewing dads father''s day
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
    [Feedly] Small Business as Big Characters in Film
    In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'There are some good movies that take place in or around a small business. Sometimes, the business isn’t just the stage, but a pivotal character. Big Night – Family Restaurant. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Barber Shop – Neighborhood Barber Shop. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Moneyball – Small Market, Small Budget, Big Leagues. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here!
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
    [Feedly] The Secret Trick Behind Business Success
    Businesses feed that consumption each day. Is your role one which feeds your passion… and is it? 'Success needs you to show up. Success is like a child waiting at the school gates to tell their mum or dad all about their first day. Success Success won’t find you, you need to find your own success. Yet… You live in a busy world. Your customers live in an age of consumption. In all that busy-ness it can be hard to find success. “And where is it you want to go?” ” They answered. “I am not sure!” No definition of business success. Share.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
    [Feedly] Make Way For Mobile-Only, Messaging Based Social Networks
    Primarily used by middle, high school, and college students, this app is a favorite for users who want to share a kind of ‘live stream-of-conscious feed’, chronicling school life (where the dark side is cyberbullying – and grammar use that will make adults weep). 'Snapchat, Whisper, Secret, YikYak, Truth, Confide and 20 Day Stranger: These anonymous mobile-only, messaging-based social networks cannot be ignored. But how should marketers use them to connect with customers on mobile, and what are the ‘new rules of engagement’? Snapchat. In May 2014, 700 million (!)
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Feedly] All you need to know about organic reach on Facebook
    If people are more active and engaged with stories that appear in News Feed, they are also more likely to be active and engaged with content from businesses.” Related Posts Why They Don’t Follow You On Instagram BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups [Cool Infographic Friday] Big Data Big Profits 2013 State of Community Management Report Stresses Importance of Community Managers 3 Ways to Identify Influencers for Your Blogger Outreach Campaign What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes. 'Short version: Sigh. They are screwed.
  • SOSHABLE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Feedly] Putting to Rest the Concept of “Organic” Social Media
    They might like the show Game of Thrones and they might not mind occasionally seeing updates posted on their news feed, but for the most part they go to Facebook to see videos of little nephew Timmy sliding into 3rd base. Facebook obliged recently (and really, for a long time they’ve been creeping in this direction) and made it less likely that posts from pages were visible in news feeds. While users were not as accepting of posts in their news feeds from pages that showed up organically, they’ve demonstrated a tolerance for sponsored posts. They tolerate them.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    [Feedly] How to Make Sure Your Emails Land in Gmail’s Primary Inbox
    Avoid RSS In my experience, almost every RSS feeds lands in my Promotions tab. 'It’s amazing how fads come in go when it comes to methods in bringing in traffic to your site. With social media at it’s peak, the hype has gone wild about how social media determines traffic now days. But you’re smarter than that, and we know where it’s truly at, and that’s your email list. The money is in the list. Unfortunately, there are some challenges with making sure your emails reach your intended recipient. Guess what the number one email provider has done to make things interesting?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    [Feedly] What Do Your Social Media Accounts Say About You? [Infographic]
    Strive for Coherence: Twitter is an odd-bird (forgive the pun) in many ways, not least of which is the way that so many users display both personal and professional information on their feeds. 'Let’s put the rumors that hiring managers and recruiters are scouring the Internet looking for dirt on potential (or even current) employees to rest: They are. Whether you are in the market for a new job or looking to advance in your current position, the writing is on the (virtual) wall: In today’s tough job market, social media can be your best friend or your greatest foe. LinkedIn. Facebook.
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIUM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Feedly] Can’t Sleep? Shut Down the Corporation in Your Head
    Even though she claimed to have knocked off for the day, you see her in the dark, her face aglow from her Facebook feed. 'One reason I left the “city that never sleeps” is precisely that: It never shuts down, there’s always something going on. That energy and intensity can be exhilarating, especially if you are able to shut it out come bedtime. Car alarms were my ultimate downfall.) But if you can’t, there goes YOUR energy and intensity, along with your productivity. As I try to think calming thoughts, go to my happy place, what have you, the CEO of Hilory Inc. Constantly. Click.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Feedly] How to Use Pocket Premium for Better Customer Service
    Whether you use a feed to create lifetime customers , or simply do a search on a topic to be a resource for your customers – Pocket Premium can help “keep found things found” With all the articles, updates, videos, and infographs that fly by you daily, be on the lookout for things your customers will embrace – and share it with them. 'Saving favorites or bookmarks is easy. Finding them can be hard. Pocket helps keep found things found so you can share them with customers via email or at a meeting. I’ve been using Pocket as a library of articles for awhile.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Feedly] 5-Step Process For Finding Your Perfect Content Marketing Partners
    The Blog Search offers full-blown blog and feed search capabilities. Using this search tool will give you a list of the most relevant blogs and feeds for each query. It’s a great idea to follow these partners on social media, subscribe to their RSS feeds, and start interacting with them through comments, questions, retweets, and other messages. 'Are you pulling your hair out trying to market your content on your own? It’s quite a big undertaking – that’s why you shouldn’t do it. Whoa now… I didn’t mean you should give up on marketing your business online.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
    [Feedly] Thoughts of Music at TED (Saturday Clips)
    In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'TED offers great talks around innovation, creativity, education, and technology in small doses. Most segments are around 20 minutes, and an engaging speaker can make the talk seem much shorter. Among my favorites are the mind-bending, soul-soothing conversations around music and instruments. Jake Shimabukuru (Ukele). Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! JoJo Mayer (Drums). Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Click Here!
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
    [Feedly] The Facebook Dilemma
    But it is a reality that as more content get posted, there has to be a filtering process to determine which content gets seen in a user’s news feed. “The goal of News Feed is to deliver the right content to the right people at the right time so they don’t miss the stories that are important to them. Ideally, we want News Feed to show all the posts people want to see in the order they want to read them.”  If a fan is not engaging with your content it’s not going to show up in their feed. You can make an ad that shows up as a news feed post.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Feedly] Social Networking Stats: Millennials Are 56% More Likely To Find Brand Content On Social Networks
    The average millennial checks their smartphone about 45 times a day, and is 56% more likely to find brand content on social networks than on search engines or other online news feeds, according to SDL’s global study. Millennials crave customized content:  From social networks to news feeds and music streams, millennials prefer content that can be adjusted to fit their taste. 'The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. via  VentureBeat.
  • ADAM SHERK  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
    [Feedly] Take Advantage of Additional Google News Opportunities for Publishers
    3) Editors’ Picks – Creating an Editors’ Picks RSS feed allows you to provide five links to priority content that will potentially be featured in a special module within Google News: There are some specific guidelines to follow for the RSS feed. You can create separate feeds for the Google News homepage as well as specific sections (like Business or Technology) if you have applicable content. 'Google News continues to be an important source of traffic for publishers, in particular from the news OneBoxes that are frequently included in regular Web search results.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Feedly] Instagram Video Ads Will Soon Play on a Smartphone Near You
    By now, you’ve likely been subjected to several quick moments of autoplay footage as you scrolled through your Facebook feed. Our social media feeds have become extremely valuable commercial real estate, and advertisers are looking to them for new ways to engage audiences beyond traditional text and graphic content. Video ads appear to be the wave of the future when it comes to the real estate on our social media feeds. 'So we’ve had several weeks to adjust to Facebook’s video ads, which have been peppered in between our friends’ posts on our newsfeeds.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Feedly] How to Waste Your Content Marketing Efforts
    If traffic slumps because Facebook changes the news feed algorithm (again), or your search engine rankings suddenly change, your email list acts as insurance. 'Wow, your traffic numbers look awesome! Growing faster than kudzu in a southern state, you’ve got the whole thing licked! Kudos. Kick back and relax, job well done. But wait a second. Getting traffic to your site through your SEO and content marketing initiatives is only half the story. Once the visitor arrives, you want to keep them coming back. Commitment Dual opt in. Captchas. Getting on to a list takes work. YOU DO.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Feedly] 6 Remarkably Simple Social Media Re-marketing Mistakes to Avoid
    It’s practically visual communications 101, but if you go take a scroll through your Facebook feed, apparently some ad designers skipped that class. 'When you remarket your company to people who have previously visited your site or sampled your product/service, the goal is to get them to see you in a new light. These are the people who have seriously considered giving you their business before, but weren’t convinced enough to take the plunge. For those of you who are marketing geeks such as myself, that’s all part of what makes this field endlessly thrilling.   . Not Tracking your ROI.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Feedly] This Week in Content: Harnessing Big Data, Creating Reactive Content, Corporate Marketing, and More
    An account that is normally fed by an RSS feed delivering followers archived NPR content, was turned on its head when NPR started live tweeting—and the results were staggeringly positive. 'Is your brand harnessing the voice of the consumer in its development of content? This is just one of the important brand marketing questions we uncovered this week in our Content Weekly round up. Check out the below links for this week’s most insightful brand content marketing topics trending on the Web, plus our take on what they mean for your brand’s marketing story.  . It’s Alive!
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Feedly] How to Engage Your Fans on Facebook
    With the way News Feed ranking algorithm sorts and lists material, and with the importance of your fan reach, engaging with people is the only way to go. The average user has a lot of stuff flying through their News Feed, and even a new update like Story Bump isn’t going to guarantee that people pay attention to your posts. Driving your engagement not only has an immediate impact per fans’ feelings about your brand, it also helps weight you in a positive direction with News Feed ranking algorithm and the new Story Bump feature. There’s simply no way to sugarcoat that fact.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014
    [Feedly] It Makes Everything You Worry About So Pathetic
    If you can''t see it displayed properly in your feed, click here to view it directly. 'We worry about the smallest things. We worry if our boss will like us. We worry if our colleagues will like us. We worry if our online “friends” will like us. We worry. But the truth of the matter is, we worry about the little things. We worry about peers; about colleagues; about promotions; about the little things. Now to some of us, we may worry about big things. But, unless it’s life-changing, how big is that worry? Truly? Want to see real worry? Here you go. image: Len Matthews.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014
    [Feedly] Examples of Explainer Videos – Not Always Animated
    In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'Explainer videos continue to be a popular way to deliver a message to the marketplace.While many explainer videos are animated, a live person in the midst of a story (with small doses and several scene changes) can also be a great asset to your business marketing plan. Here are a few good examples: Urbansitter. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! AirBnB. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Dropbox. Click Here! Padmapper.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014
    [Feedly] 4 Examples of How SlideShare Helps Deliver Your Message
    In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds (and sometimes SlideShare presentations). 'SlideShare is a great tool for learning (in content and examples) and also helps you deliver your message. While you can always combine your business message with images you find , you can also tap into resources outside of your business that will help tell a story. From the Movies … 5 Presentation Lessons From The King’s Speech from Jesse Desjardins – @jessedee. Design | Workshops | Training.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Feedly] Are You Overlooking the Most Valuable Real-Time Marketing Strategy?
    But this is extremely difficult to achieve and more often than not, we are left with a highly diluted feed of brands trying to jump into the conversation. 'There has been a lot of hype over real-time marketing (RTM) over the past two years and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. had the pleasure of speaking on the topic at Social Media Marketing World and as evidenced by the sold out room, it is a hot topic for marketers these days. While engaging in a trending topic can show some of Take my Facebook newsfeed during the last Superbowl. But it isn’t limited to just reactive service.
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Feedly] What is the future of communications? #futurecomms14
    FutureComms14 Does anyone have an Agency managing their personal twitter feed? 'For the last few years I’ve been working with the PRCA on a project looking at what the PR agency of the future will look like. It’s is a topic that I’m very interested in, especially seeing as there is so much disruption and change happening within our industry. It’s an exciting time. So I was delighted to be asked to participate on a Google Hangout for Future Comms – an event (where I’m also speaking) organised by MyNewsDesk, happening next month in London. Image credit.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Feedly] Twitter Flags Kanye West Kim Kardashian Wedding Photos as Sensitive Material
    Certainly, because my account is typically a business-related account and I don’t need (or want) to see sensitive photos in my Twitter feed while I’m working. 'Just recently, Kanye West posted photos of his wedding with Kim Kardashian on his Twitter account. These are great photos, and just the typical wedding photos. However, what is kind of odd is that Twitter is flagging these photos as containing “sensitive material” They’re wedding photos. The following media may contain sensitive material. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 27, 2014. Social Media
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
    [Feedly] How to Create Unconditional Customer Loyalty
    'Serious question - why do you feed your children? . Why wouldn''t you want to ''feed'' your customers? Your customers are hungry for answers, for their passions to be met, for easy, simple solutions.they are STARVING.and are looking for people who feed ideas, feed answers.who care enough about their passion to do it, even when they are tired or busy. You don''t have to.you do have a choice. Clearly there are laws that society have put in place to punish people who don''t look after the vulnerable.but you could choose not to.and take the consequences?
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
    [Feedly] How to Create Unconditional Customer Loyalty
    'Serious question - why do you feed your children? . Why wouldn''t you want to ''feed'' your customers? Your customers are hungry for answers, for their passions to be met, for easy, simple solutions.they are STARVING.and are looking for people who feed ideas, feed answers.who care enough about their passion to do it, even when they are tired or busy. You don''t have to.you do have a choice. Clearly there are laws that society have put in place to punish people who don''t look after the vulnerable.but you could choose not to.and take the consequences?
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
    [Feedly] Show 487 - Using Mobile Surveys for Customer Insights
    If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following  RSS Feed  or visit iTunes. 1) You can listen now If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following RSS Feed or visit iTunes. 'The Engaging Brand podcast  covers  social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips. Anna Farmery  talks to Mark Penson, CMO of Survey Anyplace , an expert in using mobile surveys to get real-time customer feedback. In this podcast the questions posed are. Are mobile surveys right for you? What do they offer your brand? We discuss.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
    [Feedly] Show 487 - Using Mobile Surveys for Customer Insights
    If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following  RSS Feed  or visit iTunes. 1) You can listen now If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following RSS Feed or visit iTunes. 'The Engaging Brand podcast  covers  social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips. Anna Farmery  talks to Mark Penson, CMO of Survey Anyplace , an expert in using mobile surveys to get real-time customer feedback. In this podcast the questions posed are. Are mobile surveys right for you? What do they offer your brand? We discuss.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
    [Feedly] Ideas on Ideas (Saturday Clips)
    In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. 'This morning when I woke up, I had a great idea. With guests over for the long weekend, I planned on making breakfast then working to flesh out the idea. But I forgot what the idea was! So I watched a few TED talks in hopes to regenerate the idea. And now I have a whole notebook full of ideas (though I still don’t recall that first idea of the day). So I share a few of the TEDs I watched: Adam Savage – How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries. Click Here!
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014
    [Feedly] The Cost of Letting Your Social Presence Slide
    'Hi there.we''ve moved our RSS feed for Brass Tack Thinking, and we don''t want you to miss a post. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this updated subscription address to keep getting Brass Tack Thinking updates as usual. Update your Reader Now. After all, we''d miss you if you left! Thanks for reading. Relearn Social media
  • GREG VERDINO  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Feedly] Keynoting the 2014 IDEA E-Biz Forum
    This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. 'We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. Announcements Speaking Digital Transformation Innovation
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Feedly] Are You A Relearner? I Want YOU.
    'Hi there.we''ve moved our RSS feed for Brass Tack Thinking, and we don''t want you to miss a post. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this updated subscription address to keep getting Brass Tack Thinking updates as usual. Update your Reader Now. After all, we''d miss you if you left! Thanks for reading. Relearn Self Improvement
  • DANNY BROWN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Feedly] The Power of Glamour and the Upsell of Dreams
    If you can''t see it displayed properly in your feed, click here to view it directly. If you can''t see it displayed properly in your feed, click here to view it directly. 'In an article from TIME magazine last year, Virginia Postrel writes about  The Twisted Allure of Jihadi Glory. While it features the outcry over the Rolling Stone cover featuring Boston bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev, it poses a bigger picture question on the power of glamourization. Asked about what motivates suicide bombers, Rushdie’s answer is illuminating: Terror is glamour – not only, but also.
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