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Flickr 4.0: PR Hype versus Reality

Geoff Livingston

Flickr 4.0 Some pubs went so far as to say that Flickr was now relevant again, ironic for a photo sharing social network that consistently ranks in the top 10 networks. But as well hyped as the new Flickr 4.0 is, it suffers on a few levels. As a viewer, I find it harder to favorite and comment on Flickr 4.0, too. Flickr 4.0 is not all bad. In comparison, Flickr 4.0

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher. So what could possibly go wrong with brand publishing? But how do they do this effectively?

Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead

Firebelly

But the one thing that we’ve both agreed on is the importance of publishing of our content, regardless of where it came from. Publishing is the overall approach of content and conversation. It’s more than just publishing a post to your blog, or uploading a video to YouTube. Publishing is a new way of thinking, and the smart marketers have already been embracing it.

Flickr adds Downloadable Video Sharing

The Way of the Web

It’s not often that there’s a new feature worth talking about at Flickr. And it seems to have been so long that Flickr’s marketing team dropping it into a particularly bare email, giving it just two lines. Flickr has now made it possible to allow you to share videos in the same way as you can allow people to download your photos. It’s useful in two ways.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Publisher Platform (P3). Have an account? Used it? Not yet.

Keep Yourself Alive

Twist Image

Don't publish anything private. This same person has been publishing pictures of their young family to Facebook and Flickr forever, for all to see. flickr. publishing. blog breadcrumbs connectivity data digitalchannel facebook flickr google government mobile onlineprivacy openapi personalengagement personalinformation privacy publishing technology tweet websiteWho will protect your rights, your opportunities and your privacy online? Do you think that it's the role of government? Is it the corporation's responsibility? Keep yourself alive. google.

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15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: JKönig via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Andy Field (Hubmedia) via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: marissaorton via Flickr, CC 2.0 11. Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr, CC 2.0 So when you send an email to a journalist, with a terse introductory note telling them to “please read the press release below,&# do you really think they will be enchanted? And O.M.G. And that was it.

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Everyone’s a curator now…

The Way of the Web

We’ve talked for years about citizen journalism and self-publishing, but more important than the channels of distribution are the ways in which content and context are discoved via search engines and social recommendations, and the fact that theoretically this leads to any piece of content available online being indexable, findable and potentially popular. All totally normal.

The future of print is in the hands of small retailers

The Way of the Web

As someone who has less time than ever to keep up with the latest news and issues, I’d love to be able to go to a friendly expert on a regular basis who could not only suggest and advise what new titles I should try, but also be able to provide the complete story arcs I should be reading on a regular basis… Image by KickTheBeat on Flickr (CC Licence).

Which of these 5 Photo Networks Is Right for You?

Geoff Livingston

There are also five social networks that have distinguished themselves with content focusing primarily on photography; 500 Pixels , Flickr , Google Plus , Instagram , and YouPic. Flickr. The original photo sharing social network, Flickr has suffered quite a bit of criticism of late thanks to parent company Yahoo!’s You can follow me here on Flickr. 500 Pixels.

Blogging the Festive Season: The Digital Publisher [Case Study]

ProBlogger

notice that you’ve already published a seasonal post from Petsmart. This is a press release that I agreed to publish on my site, because I’m a Petsmart customer.  I usually pass on press releases, preferring to post guest post (or my own post) instead.  In the upcoming weeks, you’ll see posts that I’ve written for Target and Petco. What’s your advice to other digital publishers who want to make the most of the festive season? Are you a digital publisher? Blogging the Festive Season: The Digital Publisher [Case Study]. Is this a sponsored post, or a guest post?

How Manwich Could Use Twitter Without Even Being On It

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: keysi via Flickr, CC 2.0. For example, in 24 hours Manwich had two people post photos via Instagram. I did a  Flickr search  for Manwich and got over 1,500 results! You just read How Manwich Could Use Twitter Without Even Being On It , originally posted on Waxing UnLyrical , published by Shonali Burke. He said, “It was practical, funny, informative and useful. Funny+useful=awesome.”

Living through the Lens Challenge

Geoff Livingston

Two and a half weeks ago I launched the Living through the Lens weekly challenge on Flickr. People are encouraged to post new pictures, not old ones published three years ago. Photography Photos Amateur blue hour challenge facebook Flickr living through photography Social Media the lensSo here we are. The first challenge was “foliage.” This Week’s Challenge.

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Flickr YouTube Blogging Blah Blah Blah: Knowing Why You Use Social Media is What Counts

Ari Herzog

This paragraph comprises the first words published on this blog since I asked for your opinions on blogging frequency seven days ago. Or, at the least, take a break as I did. -- Thank you for reading Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Flickr YouTube Blogging Blah Blah Blah: Knowing Why You Use Social Media is What Counts at AriWriter. Never before in the history of this blog (or, at least over the past 18 months) has a week transpired without new content. She owned her world. Those are powerful words. We use social networking sites for different reasons, but it is crucial to grasp the WHY.

Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Image:  orangebrompton via Flickr,  CC 2.0. HootSuite Publisher. Recently they introduced a “publisher&# tab, where you can see all your scheduled tweets in calendar view, and it’s pretty cool. So when I find something I think will be useful to people, I might schedule it to publish twice over four days, say , and at different times of day. Yes and no.

Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

wiki provides groups with collaborative publishing and work- space. Flickr. Aloha HowTo Social Media #SBOSM facebook flickr foursquare instragram linkedin smcjournal smcobserver twitter ustream youtubeTomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media. It just shows you how much app and platform development continues in the sphere of online social networks and mobile options. And my savvy readers will recognize right away many more that I have not (yet!) included on this list. Listening. Skype.

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. They add a few lines of HTML metadata to blog posts and other thought leadership content that enable brands to stand out from the pack in Twitter feeds that are full of text. Bypassing the character limit also helps increase conversion rates. https://t.co/x8HoullQMT

What really ended EMAP’s golden days?

The Way of the Web

also took the chance to start playing with social media – we quickly had a Myspace page and Flickr group up and running, to be joined by Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile small independant blogs and websites are still appearing every single day, powered by the availability of self-publishing and self-promotion, and the simple fact that some of us, despite the knowledge of the economics of the media, just love to write. It makes for interesting reading – the relationship between Robin Miller and David Arculus for example. Ditto.net).

Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

Waxing UnLyrical

First, you… Image: Kate Sumbler via Flickr , Creative Commons Hold on! Bland Image: jason carlin via Flickr , Creative Commons I mean, chicken-soup-with-no-celery-or-pepper bland. Reminder: do not publish this! Hang on to your draft error page (you know, the one you haven’t published as a post ). Don’t you want the back story first? Fourth?! Seriously.

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7 Steps to Successful Content Marketing [Infographic]

Pamorama

Publish. Publish your content on platforms that suit the formats you have created: Your website. Flickr. Once you’ve published content, it’s important to promote it. Content marketing is a way of communicating with your customers and prospects without pitching your products or services. . The result? More leads and sales. Lead generation (71%). Research.

Essential Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Template Every Marketer Can Use

Pamorama

The pressure to publish timely, engaging, content has never been higher. Brands Brands have evolved into media companies that must think like publishers. Today’s portfolio of content channels  — websites, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, SlideShare, Flickr, etc. — is constantly growing.

Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

SocMed Sean

You published 30 articles this year, but none of them have gone viral , you still only have 250 followers on Twitter (none of whom retweet you), and your Google page rank still sits at a 2. Photo courtesy of functoruser on Flickr via Creative Commons license. Photo courtesy of skpy on Flickr via Creative Commons license. Maybe it’s time to…well…quit.

Four Content Distribution Strategies

Spin Sucks

Once you finally click publish, you sit back, let out a deep sigh, and wait for people to start commenting on its brilliance without a thought to content distribution. . Before putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard), consider the following: Where will this be published? Publishing content isn’t a one-and-done task. photo credit: Flickr. By Kelsey Meyer. Nice work.

Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

Ari Herzog

2005: Flickr. Do I want to treat Flickr as a serious base for showcasing my photographic works? For writers and artists is it better to have an individual account or let the publisher/gallery/sales site handle it? This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. This is his story. Or, do I want to use it as a base for experimentation? Ask Chiaki Williams. 2007: Facebook. Foursquare?

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Online Tools that Help with PR

Spin Sucks

Life has recently become a little more intense because you now also have to be your own publisher. Anytime a new article is published, it appears in your account. When they publish something new, you’ll see it in your Feedly page and can read and share from there. Drag files from your desktop, from Dropbox, SlideShare, or Flickr. Canva to the rescue! Feedly.

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The Content Convergence Dilemma: Where’s the Content Department?

Adam Cohen

Who owns the publishing? photo credit: atrogu via Flickr Tweet. By now most companies have figured out that good content is critical in a digital presence. That content can take many forms – user-generated, interactive, structured (data), marketing, conversational, and others. Who owns the maintenance? Someone please tell me, where is the Content Department?

When Great Content is Disguised as Math

Waxing UnLyrical

Photo: Geoff Livingston via Flickr , CC 2.0. Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. One of the most heinous sayings that is frequently repeated by PR practitioners is that they “didn’t study PR to do math.” ” I give you Exhibit A, courtesy my friend Geoff Livingston. Have a good weekend!

What Kind Of Content Do Buyers Love [Infographic]

Social Selling Masters

Publishers who use infographics tend to see a 12% increase in traffic than those who don’t. Twitter ’s published data shows that 35% of retweets contain photos and 28% contain videos. It also creates Instagram-ready images for easy upload to Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. When it comes to content, buyers tend to prefer visual content. Why is this so? Infographics.

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The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse – A Guide on What and How to Monitor

Razor Social

Note:  We reached out to get feedback about the lighthouse before we published this post and this made the Lighthouse so much better because of the great feedback. To get alerted when an author publishes a piece of content. Do you realize how valuable it is to monitor and track conversations online? Are you monitoring the trends related to conversations about your brand? Sales Leads.

SlideBatch: A Super Cool New PR Tool

Spin Sucks

You can drag media files from your desktop, from Dropbox, SlideShare, or Flickr. Once you’re finished, you can publish it publicly, or decide to keep it private or by invite only. The cool thing about it, though, is once a batch is published and embedded, it automatically refreshes with new content when it’s published (assuming it has your keywords in it). By Gini Dietrich At Content Marketing World in Cleveland, I had the opportunity to meet Paul Shirer , the founder of SlideBatch. It’s super cool and it has huge benefits for a PR pro.

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What You Can Learn About Social Media Marketing from TLC

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > What You Can Learn About Social Media Marketing from TLC What You Can Learn About Social Media Marketing from TLC by Tamar Weinberg on September 15, 2010 Share Because a Flickr photo and tweet I posted eventually was responded to, I debated posting this altogether.

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

Related, I intend to publish an e-book on my Twitter evolution in the coming months… Other Applications in 2013. continue to use Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Yelp, and other platforms. That is the order of my priorities in 2013. Facebook in 2013. 1. want to learn my friends’ latest news and chit chat. 2. If you enable me to subscribe to you , even better.

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks. Put something on paper or type something electronically that you never intend to publish. Blogger’s block sucks more. And believe me…there is a difference. No matter what I type, it’s just not right. For instance, I’m a sucker for a good Haiku. Take a break. Cheers!

Photographs, Digital Rights & Social Media Events

Geoff Livingston

Really, if you don’t want your images used and shared freely, why would you put them on Facebook of all places and tag bloggers (Flickr and its Creative Commons licenses offers a much better place for protection)? The book publishing industry is now facing the dramatic change of digital (albeit somewhat more gracefully) thanks to tablets and readers. The world is going digital.

How to Gain a Massive Following on Instagram: 10 Proven Tactics To Grow Followers and Engagement

Buffer Social

Instagram makes it simple to share your images to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, and Foursquare, which could be a great tactic to get some extra exposure. It’s an exciting time to get to know Instagram. The popular photo-sharing app is fun, simple and growing—Instagram has more than 300 million daily users and sky-high user engagement levels. know we are at Buffer!

Monday Roundup: The Right Business Tools

Waxing UnLyrical

Image:  j.reed via Flickr, CC 2.0. 1.  Why: If you didn’t read this post when it published not that long ago, here it is again; it covers tools that help you manage email, scheduling, social media, and more. 3.  20 free tools to evaluate social media. Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? What are your plans for the week ahead? Right? Exactly what it says. 5.  Thank you!

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15 Must-Have Tools for Professional Copywriters

Writtent Blog

Copywriters might also want to check out the pay-as-you-go version, which allows you to check a section of plain text, rather than an already-published webpage, for plagiarism. 2.  Flickr (free). simply don’t know what I do without  Flickr. Finding and crediting images on Flickr is simple and painless, and the quality is unmatched. 3.  Un-Suck It (free). Adeeze (paid).

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Coghlan Consulting Group Run By Morons

Spin Sucks

Then there was the issue of his photo (since removed, but shown  here ), which was lifted from  Flickr. Adams’ stories are now credited to “publisher” and, upon further investigation, it was discovered Tony Marino is the publisher. Oh this is good! You’re going to love this one. nice little PR train wreck on the Tuesday of your short week.

You’re Not a Strategist – You’re a Punk

Dave Fleet

Mashable recently published a post that nicely explains my frustration. photo credit: Flickr ). Tweet. I’m constantly astonished at how many people looking to get into agencies describe themselves as a “strategist” and think that by doing so, they can now avoid all of the work they don’t want to do. 92% of social strategists are manager-level or higher. Tweet.

How soon does blogging deliver results?

The Way of the Web

Time by M$$MO on Flickr (CC Licence). The queue to join the new forums (Image by Gematrium on Flickr – CC Licence). One of the first questions that gets asked when blogging is mentioned as a topic is how quickly it will be successful. And the honest answer is impossible to give without several factors which are completely individual to every business. 713 Page Views.