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BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups


IMPORTANT:  I submitted a ticket to LinkedIn last week, because despite all my best efforts, I was unable to set an organization’s group settings to allow the Jobs tab. So in my total confusion about what is going on I send in a support ticket, where I say, “I’m managing a group and trying to enable the jobs tab and it’s not working properly.”

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LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?


A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature. wrote about how the changes would likely impact associations on Mizz Information ; in short, here’s an overview of the new Groups features and what associations need to know about each: Member Approval in Standard Groups. Better Content Filtering.

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Crowdsourcing for Organizations


Simply put, crowdsourcing is a set of principles, processes and platforms to get things done and includes putting out an open call to a group and managing the responses and output. What can an organization crowdsource? The creatives are performing “microvolunteering” while the organizations get the work done for free. Aliza is a “web pioneer and social media innovator.

How Social Referrals Impact Your Organic Traffic

Convince & Convert

Social Media’s Role in Organic Traffic. Jay’s podcast got me thinking of another area where social media doesn’t get enough credit:  the organic traffic that comes to a website as the result of an initial social referral. Dig into user demographics of a highly engaged user group. Optimize your social content to get more organic traffic. WAKE UP!

Applying Design Thinking to Your Organization: New CEO Workshop


On December 15, a small group of forward looking executives will spend a day learning about and practicing alternative paths to leadership and innovation by applying Design Thinking tools to product, innovation and engagement “laboratories.” Our organizations are wired for production and efficiency rather than innovation and experimentation. Why Design Thinking? Debra S. Shawn E.

How to Find and Ban Members in Facebook Groups

Almost Savvy

Seemingly stealth group members. Today’s post is written specifically for those responsible for managing a Group on Facebook. Facebook Groups don’t get as much buzz as Facebook Profiles (soon to be known as Timelines) and Facebook Pages. Still, there are many wonderful uses for Groups. Are you a Facebook Group Admin? Or, is it?

Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight to Modernizing Your Organization


recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide. : experts working to help plan catered events for businesses or organizations. This group is about networking but it is also rooted in appreciation. Anything.

News Organizations on Google+: Which Pages Get the Most Engagement?

Adam Sherk

News organizations (along with businesses of all kinds) have been able to create official Google+ pages for a couple months now so I thought I’d check in and see how their pages are doing. I’m going to forgo looking at which media outlets have attracted the largest following since that data becomes quickly outdated. The New York Times leads the group by a considerable margin. 247.77.

Why the Changes to LinkedIn Groups are Better for Your Users – and You


LinkedIn groups, I assure you, are not on the brink of going up in flames and burning group owners to the ground in their wake. The Changes to LinkedIn Groups Streamline its Top Functions. Instead, the changes phase out features that detract from groups’ most-used functionality: creating and participating in discussions. Do group members comment on promotional posts?

All you need to know about organic reach on Facebook


Long version: Also known as the spin:   Organic Reach on Facebook: Your Questions Answered   – Facebook thinks there’s too much content so they are trimming it for us. Sample laugh out loud quote: “Is organic reach dropping because Facebook is trying to make more money? Visual version : What are you doing about your organic reach on Facebook? They are screwed.

The 6 Ways to Organize a Content Team

Convince & Convert

But how do you organize your internal personnel to get all that content created, amplified, and measured? The 6 Ways to Organize a Content Team. According to the survey, content teams are organized in one of these constructs: 1. Content production is part of a larger group like advertising, PR, marketing, and has little or no personnel dedicated fully to digital content. 3.

How To Organize A Brand Hackathon (And Why) – Interview With Betabrand’s Chris Lindland

The Realtime Report

Betabrand’s first exposure to hackathons came earlier this year, when a group of Las Vegas-based developers invited Lindland to host a hackathon. Another group came up with an ad campaign that featured missing sock ads that they posted around town at foot level. Asking your customers and fans to hack your brand is about as social as a social business can get. You The mission?

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12 Tips to Organize and Run a Tweetathon

Waxing UnLyrical

There are so many things I’ve learned during the course of this campaign – about blogger outreach, about measurement and analytics, about Facebook Groups, about community building – there are probably a ton of posts waiting to be written. Funny as it might sound, we used the Facebook group to communicate about a Twitter event; and it worked terrifically well. 6.

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How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media


“As communications patterns have shifted to a reality where everyone is the spokesperson for your nonprofit, how you and your colleagues use social media can greatly impact your organization’s reputation and relationships with the community.” ” How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media from Farra Trompeter, Big Duck.

Your Big Brains Can Raise Awareness of Your Organization, Part 1 of 2.


One of the tips you always see or hear or read about when it comes to becoming more active in social media is ‘become an industry resource/thought leader/trusted by showing expertise’ There are a couple of ways to do this as an organization or as an individual. Well, that’s because I wanted to to use the notable absence as a not-so-subtle segue. How’d I do?

Navigating Facebook: The Difference Between Profile, Page and Group

Social Media Citizens

This personal account (think of it as your FB home) is required before you can move up to pages and groups and is limited to “one per person.”  Facebook Groups (Club). Find like-minded individuals through the FB Group (or Club). group can be organized around your business or product, creating a community – but be sure to provide something of value to your members. FB Groups can be Open (anyone), Closed (group admin approves members) and Secret (Only members and those invited know about the group). You are not alone in your confusion.

MUST WATCH: The state of the internet and group-forming


I pointed last week to the latest Pew Internet research study about internet users and groups which found that the users most engaged with social media are also the most engaged in groups. According to Pew, American adults active in groups were asked about three potential reasons for being active in social or civic groups. Clearly directly relevant to associations.

Can Leaderless Organizations Win?

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Whether it's the Arab Spring , the Tea Party movement or Occupy Wall Street , what is it about leaderless organizations that makes it all seem so strange to us? In 2006, I made the six hour drive from Montreal to Boston to attend the first PodCamp Boston unconference (a participant-driven or self-organized gathering). The idea of a self-organized event was foreign then. Leaderless events and organizations act and feel weird because they are weird. So, can leaderless organizations truly get results? Big groups can self-lead. leaderless organization.

Creating a Culture of Learning in Your Organization

Spin Sucks

Gina Abudi is the founder of  Abudi Consulting Group and is a foremost expert on the topic of leadership. According to Wikipedia , a learning organization is defined as “an organization that facilitates the learning of all its members and continuously transforms itself.”. Peter Senge , author of The Fifth Discipine , discussed the concept of learning organizations

How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media


“As communications patterns have shifted to a reality where everyone is the spokesperson for your nonprofit, how you and your colleagues use social media can greatly impact your organization’s reputation and relationships with the community.” ” How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media from Farra Trompeter, Big Duck.

MUST READ new Pew survey about groups on the internet


There is a brand new Pew Internet Research survey out called The Social Side of the Internet which is all about the impact of the internet on GROUP-FORMING. There’s lots of data in here about internet users joining groups, including associations. It is hard to underestimate the impact of social media and internet use on group engagement.  As noted [.], See what you think.

Workplace (Formerly Facebook at Work) Officially Launches Worldwide

SocialTimes Facebook

Workplace brings traditional Facebook features such as News Feed , groups , messaging , Facebook Live  livestreaming, Reactions , search  and Trending  to company networks that are kept separate from Facebook users’ personal profiles. Organizations are stronger and more productive when everyone comes together. Norway. France. We feel we are ready for primetime now.

How LinkedIn Groups can Explode your Blog Traffic


Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram are free and work well if you have the time to organically grow a following. But let’s face it, if you are new to blogging or a small business blogger with little or no social media strategy, achieving 10,000 organic followers on these sites is often a pipedream. The answer is LinkedIn Groups. What is a LinkedIn Group?

eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts: Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners. Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners. At the conference EduMedia 2008, TENCompetence Special Technology Track "Technology Support for Self-Organized Learners" I presented my ideas and gained experience with Start pages and their possibilities for building the learning and research environments for Self-organized learners. Several advanced students (2-3 from each group) participated in this experiment. Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Lea. eLearning 2.0 at 12:07 PM.

The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools

Webbiquity SMM

To answer the second, here are the 12 best tools for comparing your brand’s performance to your top competitors in terms of web traffic, social media brand mentions, target keywords, online advertising, organic search visibility, and other factors. Marketing Insider Group. increasing social engagement, website traffic over time, etc.) Google Review Count: 400,000. 10) SpyOnWeb.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

The 20+ tools showcased here enable you to automatically find, source, search, store, organize, annotate, and/or share content from a wide range of publishers and social sources. Showcase reviews: Marketing Insider Group (Curation), Maximize Social Business (Drive), Online Marketing Institute, Perception System, SnapApp. 2) Pocket. Organize, explore and share everything you like.

Galvanizing Your Organization to Help in a Disaster

Geoff Livingston

Whether it’s leveraging your online community, offering financial resources or volunteering, almost every person and organization has assets to offer. Before going too far, please ensure that the organization is motivated by a clear desire to resolve or provide relief to a devastating event. million for its group of earthquake causes. Disasters are such times.

A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox

Jeff Esposito

So when I got an invitation from the Boston Red Sox to visit their home offices for a Twitter focus group, I could not have said yes quickly enough. The Sox’ social media team asked the focus group of their Twitter community what we liked, what we didn’t and what they could do better. would also gladly come back in for another focus group to chat with the team on social media.

The Social Organization: Social Media Metrics

The Social Organization About Rachel Social Media Metrics Social Media Examples Enterprise 2.0 Beth Dunn Arts/non-profit social media guru Beth Kanter Non-profit social media guru Bill Johnson Guerrilla community organizer Chris Brogan Digital relationship guy and social media enthusiast Christian Kreutz The German perspective on social media (in English!) We use web2.0 its been dugg.

How Enterprise Social Networking Drive Business Value [Report]


But the benefits of using social media inside an organization still remains somewhat unexplored. Marketing & Communication Research/Study Social Media Social Network Enterprise social networking ESN organisational tool Social media in organizationsTweet Using social media to bring business value is an obvious choice for many companies. It’s about relationships, not technology.

How-to: View and Organize Fan Pages on Facebook | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Here is a quick and easy way to organize your content stream on Facebook using Friends Lists, so that you will be more likely to see the updates from your favorite pages. Organize them in a way which makes your favorite content easier to find. Do you try to keep up with groups and fan pages that you join on Facebook? Simply create more than one list. Was this tip helpful?

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

More than 3 million SMBs have posted videos to Facebook over the past month—organic video posts and ads. For example, Nestlé Purina PetCare  did an ad campaign in Germany with ZenithOptimedia , and they defined five distinct cat-owner personality types and created different creatives for each group. The second phase is about enabling people to organically interact with businesses.

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Search Traffic Declining? You’re Not Alone (and What to Do About It)

Webbiquity SMM

If your website traffic from organic search has fallen over the past year, take some small solace in knowing you’re not alone—in fact, you’re in good (if not happy) company. ” Organic search visits have fallen significantly to A-list publishers like Time , Sports Illustrated , Us Weekly and Rolling Stone. Image credit: Young Digital Lab. But what does it mean?

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Samantha McCain

Spin Sucks

My work life is organized to a T, but domesticated Sam does not exist. Ugh – the notion that public relations is purely party-planning and bow-tying… with a media story thrown in for good measure.  If I had a nickel for every student who walked through my classroom and said they wanted to be a publicist or celebrity event organizer. love that. It makes me laugh every time.

The Most Important Post-event Engagement Tool

Spin Sucks

Perhaps you joined a LinkedIn Group to get the dialogue rolling, or maybe you used hashtags in your tweets in anticipation of the event. For example, Jimmy Fallon is an expert at making people feel like they belong to a larger group. The audience for these videos may not even be aware of the brand loyalty they’re demonstrating because his videos are so organically shareable.

Convergence is the Name of the Game for PR Pros of Tomorrow

Spin Sucks

The Altimeter Group just released ” The Converged Media Imperative: How Brands Must Combine Paid, Owned and Earned Media ,” which talks about how all three not only integrate, but how the affect the role of the PR professional. Earlier this year, PRSA undertook the big task of redefining public relations. Social media has turned the industry on its head. TV – 13 years.

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Linking Up on LinkedIn


As opposed to searching for people on larger web engines, LinkedIn allows you to conduct a concise and organized search that focuses on the business information that you want and need. Create and Maintain a LinkedIn Group. You’ve started a group on LinkedIn, but you only have four members. To maintain and promote your group, you’ll need to be encouraging lively conversations.

Connecting Twitter to LinkedIn: Just Say No

Almost Savvy

There will be a handful in the middle; those who can see both sides, but there won’t be many of you in this third group. Business LinkedIn Social Media Tips Twitter connections etiquette organize technologyI already know most of you will be in one of two camps. Some of you will immediately feel my pain and totally get what I’m talking about. Sound a little melodramatic?

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

What’s the best way to start and grow a LinkedIn group? Larry Brauner shares 10 tips for maximizing LinkedIn social networking success, among them: put significant time and thought into your profile, utilize keywords, “join every relevant LinkedIn group,” comment when you have something valuable to add, and most importantly (for any social network)–keep at it.

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Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight into Modernizing Your Organization


recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide. : experts working to help plan catered events for businesses or organizations. This group is about networking but it is also rooted in appreciation. Anything.