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    [Social Media] Facebook data says you will get dumped 2 weeks before Christmas
    Seeing how easy it was to compile this information from Data freely available on Facebook does have to make us wonder how many other people will be doing this in the future, and what other insights can we learn about our dating habits from other social media. Facebook has always been a window into relationships, however thanks to a study by David McCandless of data compiled from over 10,000 different statuses we now know the following: Most breakups happen after Valentines day. Breakups likely to happen 2 weeks before Xmas and on April fools day.
    [Social Media] How to Use Twitter to Find New Business
    Sysomos is the leading provider of social media monitoring and analytics technology. They Marketing Tools Social Marketing Twitter sysomos twiiter for lead generation use twiiter for new businessFor those that follow me, you know I talk about how Twitter is one of my best lead generators. Most people are either afraid or intimidated and there really is no reason to be. Understanding how your prospects are using Twitter and what personal data they are willing to share can boost its use for new business. 82% of Twitter users now provide a name, compared with only 33% in 2009.
    [Social Media] Humanizing Brands With Stories And Comedy
    His name is Tim Washer and he''s currently working on social media for Cisco. What makes him so fascinating is how he blends comedy, social media, video production and storytelling to humanize brands. social media. Episode #396 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Welcome to episode #396 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. He''s been on Conan O''Brien , David Letterman , Saturday Night Live and more. He''s one of the funniest people that I know. think you will as well.
    [Social Media] The 4 Marketing Metrics Mandates
    Tweet There are four mandates that companies are adopting when they are examining and analyzing the success of their online marketing and social media programs. But in the social media realm, we haven’t quite gotten there yet. I can tell you at what times of day more people click links on Twitter, and I can tell you how many people commented on a Facebook status update. Social media results are still too much about trial and error, not optimization. Marketing Sideways to Win at Social Media. The Official Toothpaste of Social Media.
    [Social Media] Why The Lithium Deal Highlights Klout’s Failure, Not Success
    In the last couple of days, it was announced that social customer experience company Lithium Technologies would be acquiring social scoring platform Klout for a figure reputed to be around $100 million. If the deal goes through, it’ll be the close of a five year journey for Klout since its inception – a journey that saw it initially praised as a conduit to determine online influence, and then berated for various missteps that included profiling minors , privacy concerns , and questions around its algorithm and whether it measured influence or simply social signals.
    [Social Media] Become More Social on Title Insurance
    These days you can hear about any product, company, person, or fictional character on social media. Social media is a wonderful way to connect, educate, and expand your client base. Social Media Networks for Title Agencies. Social media is vastly widespread, from Google+ to Facebook to Twitter and onward. Using social media applications such as Twitter and Facebook are a good way to both educate those who are unaware what title insurance is, and to solicit business for your title agency. Socialnomics
    [Social Media] The Cautionary Tale of Balderdash and Hogwash
    You don’t need to worry about the ROI of social media – instead, worry about baby unicorns. The Cautionary Tale of Balderdash and Hogwash originally appeared on Danny Brown | Social Media Marketing Blog - The Human Side of Media and the Social Side of Marketing under a Creative Commons license. Back in the day, two friends named Balderdash and Hogwash decided they wanted to be seen as really smart. So they decided to share their thinking and position it as Fairly Important Correctionable Tales In Other News (FICTION). The BS Boat Sets Sail.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
    [Social Media] Twitter, Celebrities And People In Power In Power = Big Mess
    long-time friend (and one of the main inspirations behind the Six Pixels of Separation Blog and Podcast), we've decided to hold monthly conversations, debates and back-and-forths that will dive a little deeper into the Digital Marketing and Social Media landscape. media hacks. online social network. social media 101. social media marketing. Episode #260 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Yep, you guessed it, it's a mixed bag of emotions and dissent. Enjoy the conversation.
    [Social Media] What To Do About a Filtered Yelp Review
    You can also do it via social media, especially if the customer follows you. It’s happened to the best of us. customer goes on Yelp to leave a review, ends up writing a 5 star masterpiece longer than most Hemmingway novels, and Yelp filters it out. Not only is your business deprived of an awesome review – chances are that your formerly satisfied customer is a little ticked off, too. So what do you do about it? Filtered Yelp Reviews are Still Reviews. More importantly, it’s still getting indexed by Google. Why You Should Still Publish Your Filtered Yelp Reviews.
    [Social Media] The Power of Pull: From Passion to Potential
    If you read only one book about how the social web is changing individuals and institutions in the 21st century, read ‘ The Power of Pull ‘, by John Hagel, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison. Once again, if you read only one book about how the social web is changing individuals and institutions in the 21st century, read ‘ The Power of Pull ‘ If you would like to interview me for a story or invite me to speak at a conference , please e-mail me at , call me at +91-9999856940, or connect with me on Twitter. Share this on
    [Social Media] Cool Social Tools: Wizeo
    Related Posts Cool Social Tools: Noosfeer Cool Social Tools: Ravetree I signed a contract with an AMS. 30 Tools Social Media Professionals Can’t Live Without Improve Your Tradeshow Performance With The Right Apps [Cool video Friday] How to keep us safe inside Twitter. Cool Social Tools This is a new series of posts from software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. Vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their sites. SITE: ————-.
    [Social Media] Pinterest and Bing Hooking Up
    Social media and search are again colliding, and for once, the news isn’t about Google and Facebook. No, today’s news is about the little brothers of search and social, the ones who aren’t quite as successful but certainly give it there all. Bing is integrating Pinterest as a ploy (are ploys always negative?) to attract more of the blogging and social obsessive crowd. When people are using image search, Bing reckons that a high percentage of the time they are looking for something to share on their blog, Pinterest, or other social media.
    [Social Media] Unmissable Stories This Week
    On my favorite topic, humanizing and social business.  HR’s Critical Role In Social Business Transformation  (Michael Brito).  HR or OD (Organizational Development) plays a critical role to the success of social business transformation for many reasons. If anyone can steer an organization to be more social, HR can and should be leading the way. Building a Social Business: Start with Email Changes  (Community Roundtable). The future of social media influence is hidden  (Christopher S. On social learning . nonprofit. economy. Meesa scared!
    [Social Media] Seesmic for Android Brings Shortcut Array for Fast Actions
    One of the initial attractions for me to the Android platform was the flexibility of the home screens, which don't have to just feature applications in a monotonous 4 by 4 grid, but also the option to have widgets with live streaming content from social media and news sites and shortcuts to actions within applications. Social media powerhouse Seesmic is introducing an upgrade to its popular app today that fully leverages this capability - bringing all aspects of the product to the front of your device. In version 1.7, Seesmic Twitter android
    [Social Media] Koka Sexton dot Com
    Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Everything you ever need to know about Twitter I recently wrote about Twitter saying “Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send “updates” (or “tweets”; text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) to the Twitter website, via short message service [SMS], instant messaging, or a third-party application such as Twitterrific.&# I thought I would put together a post for people to reference on everything you need to know about Twitter. Then you can choose to follow them or not.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Social Media] Popup Opt-in Forms: Case Studies, WordPress Plugins, and Alternatives
    We’re talking blogs and people that make the Technorati Top 100, Adage Power 150, Forbes Social Influencers, and other prestigious lists in the marketing world. Social Media Examiner. Social Triggers by Derek Halpern. Pushing Social. How Social Media Examiner Grew Its List 234% (2012) – “The pop-up form has been absolutely instrumental in our success” says Stelzner, who estimates that the form generates nearly 70% of email subscriptions. You can see it in the above examples for Chris Brogan, Pushing Social, and Lewis Howes.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
    [Social Media] Fetching Friday – 24 Posts on Marketing and Productivity
    The 50 Most Popular Marketing, Social, and Productivity Blogs by Kevan Lee. Social Media Marketing. 44 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros by Cindy King. Why People Unfollow Your Brand on Social Media [New Data] by Andrea Lehr. Fetching Friday is back for week eleven of 2015! Each week, I’ll share with you the top posts on online marketing and productivity. Without further ado, here are the top posts this week! Content Marketing. The Secrets Of Writing Smart, Long-form Articles That Go Absolutely Viral by Michael Grothaus.
    [Social Media] Be Wary of Absent Ties
    Someone like Danny Brown  – who I never met but know fairly well through his social media activities and our reciprocal online communication – is a weak tie. Related Stories Why I Want Weak Ties Strategies and Tips on Social Media Marketing How to Be Productive on Facebook. …in some places. Mathematical sociology suggests there are three types of interpersonal connections. Strong ties are people who live, work, or play with you. These could be former classmates, ex-coworkers, old flames. still do. What about absent ties, though? Thanks for reading.
    [Social Media] The Social Shark Tank
    Then comes social media and now every brand is attempting to become our friend thinking we all need them as a friend, we don't. The "tricks of the advertising trade" are no longer considered to be "social" and brands that continue in those practices are at risk of being bitten by consumers, the sharks in the tank. The Social Shark Tank represents a reversal in power and influence. Shark Tank  is a reality television series based on the  Sony  TV/ BBC TV  Dragons' Den.It The panel evaluates and negotiates investment proposals from entrepreneurs. Deal with it.
    [Social Media] Facebook Success Summit Review
    Home Consulting Products and Workshops Boulder Social Media Training How To Use Twitter To Grow Your Business How to Use Facebook to Grow Your Business Sink or Swim Webinar Facebook Tutorial Twitter Tutorial About Grandma Mary Contact me Subscribe Facebook Success Summit Review – Mari Smith October 7, 2010 I’m currently attending the Facebook Success Summit and it’s been fantastic so far. want to pass along some of the fabulous nuggets of wisdom shared during these online sessions. Who doesn’t want profits?  Don’t forget the value! and 1 p.m. 
    [Social Media] Ra Ra Wrong. How Facebook’s Cheerleaders Are Blowing Smoke
    realize it’s in the best interests of Facebook, the media, application developers, and sometimes even brands themselves to concoct pseudo-science that “proves&# that people that “like&# your company are instantly turned into a zombie army of influential advocates. It’s because your Facebook fan page is preaching to the choir you’ve already built through other social media, advertising, PR, and most importantly, through great products and killer customer experience. How to Sell Social Media – Twitter (Danny Brown). Or frankincense.
    [Social Media] An early New Year’s resolution for brands confused about the definition of community
    Tags: Community Engagement online communities social media 2011
    [Social Media] How Do You Share Content If You Don’t Have a Blog?
    Jeffrey Cohen had an interesting post on, 6 Ways to Create and Share B2B Social Media Content Without a Blog that I found to be interesting. You can house great content on your website and use links in social networks to bring them your info. Post on your YouTube channel and share a link on social sites. Marketing Tips Marketing Tools Social Marketing content sharing how to share content without a blog jeffrey cohen socialmediab2b.comDoing a blog is a major commitment and lots of us haven’t pulled the trigger for just that reason.
    [Social Media] IT'S TIME TO INVEST
    Home About Services Social Media Speaking-Training LMA Contact Subscribe Myrland Marketing Minutes Strategic Social Media: Making Social Media Make Sense IT’S TIME TO INVEST by Nancy Myrland on March 1, 2010 A few times a week, I send out short marketing words of wisdom on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter called Myrland Marketing Moments. Here’s one of the three that came to mind:   Myrland Marketing Moment – Social Media: The more you interact, the more people will interact w/you. What a gift! Invest! Allow me to explain.
    [Social Media] Obama's New Economic Plan
    Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Obama’s New Economic Plan February 3, 2009 by Taylor Marek I thought I would deviate a little from my regular postings to share some humor with you. Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. Enjoy Here are the economic advisors of our time, these guys explain everything perfectly: (Abbott and Costello do it perfectly, don’t they?) What youve just read are some insights hes gleaned so far.
    [Social Media] Top result in!
    Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Top result in! Go to this link: [link] Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. June 9, 2009 by Taylor Marek This is fascinating to me. After I had updated (roughly 6 days ago) all the links and other backend things on my website, I browse over to see my website stats. found someone came from, and that was the exact day launched. Don’t believe me? 150) I was bought by Mashable!
    [Social Media] Entrepreneur vs. Employee, Which one are you?
    Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Entrepreneur vs. Employee, Which one are you? Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. June 24, 2009 by Taylor Marek There is a fine line between having an Entrepreneur mindset and an Employee mindset, lets see if you notice the difference: Entrepreneurs are willing to risk it all, employees prefer to play it safe and stay off the radar. Entrepreneurs make the rules, employees follow rules. Which one are you?
    [Social Media] Social Business Advisor Ranked as Top 20 CRM Blog for 2010 !
    I’ve been toying around with a few different names for this blog, it’s been called “Social Media Globetrotter&# for a while now because of my love for travel (and the travel blog section of the site). However, as of late I’ve  changed the tagline to “Social Business Adviser&# to better reflect the content and the discussions that we have here. Now, onto the exciting news. Thanks again and I’m looking forward to an exciting 2011! Rants and Musings
    [Social Media] 41% of Gamers on Social Platforms
    I know when I saw all the social games coming out, such as Farmville and others, I thought they would have a minimal shelf life and the phase would pass…I thought wrong. Social gaming is not just another fad that would pass like overall pants …it is here, and is only growing bigger and bigger. 41% of Gamers are playing on social media platforms. 2. 26 million play social games on their mobile devices .  . 4. Social Gaming Ad Spend increased from $183M in 2009 to $293M in 2011 .  .  5. Sources: Dream Grow Social Media. Smart?
  • DIGIGEN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Social Media] How to Maximise Google's Use of Facebook Fanpage Updates
    For a while now, I have been talking about the use of Social Media Optimisation (SMO), and now this becomes particularly relevant given most companies starting point on social media is Facebook. Campaigns in social media should act as a quick volume driver, not the only thing you do. Digigen Strategy for Success: 1) Create a social media program, do away with the bits of digital debris that surround one-off campaigns. Dan on A New Focus on Social Business Strategy. So what does the change mean? great way of thinking.
    [Social Media] All You Need To Know About Your Facebook Reach [Study]
    Engagement is one of the key words when it comes to social media. It was discovered in the research that shares and clicks vary on different days, which is a further extension of statistics we read in Buddy Media report , where we saw engagement rates differ on a daily basis. Tweet. Creating content, reaching out to your fans and acquiring some more is what all of us aim for when updating our Facebook page or writing blogs. For this purpose, they analyzed over 80,000 of their Posts over the month of October (2011). . Each post on Facebook roughly reaches about 2.5% of fans.
    [Social Media] Reports Reveal Hot Mobile Numbers; Facebook Phone Might Upset Mobile Marketing
    Some of the leading wireless analysts issued reports this week, covering everything from revenue projected from the combination of mobile, social and loca l, to the size of the app business in 2011 and beyond. point that stands out: the mobile/social/local combo will explode in usage but generate little revenue because price drops will put smartphones in the hands of more consumers. Julie gave us the inside track on Forrester’s 2011 mobile trends. Put another way, it isn’t a question of either/or. It’s both. Apps and Web will coexist and marketers will adapt.
    [Social Media] Should Your Business Use Facebook, Twitter or Both?
    Before the advent of social media, businesses reached customers through traditional advertising. Word of mouth was the old style of social advertising. Social networking is similar to word of mouth advertising, only on a global scale. Between the two social media giants, which is better for your business? For social marketing purposes, Facebook is an amazing tool. Interaction on Facebook is more personal than on some social sites which is a great tool for engaging audiences. Facebook Twitter Brand marketing Promotions social networking
    [Social Media] How to Reach Out to Bloggers
    As a former journalist who is now an hireSEO copywriter and social media marketer, these tips are very helpful. know how to pitch traditional media, but we're talking about a whole different ballgame here. friend on Twitter sent this my way, so timely… since I am reaching out to lots of bloggers presently to get some pick up on our social media tool. Much appreciated for those of us who are clueless with regards to social media methodology. For instance – Is the Social Media Release relevant? Lets dig in. Really.
    [Social Media] Is Shazam the Future of Mobile Marketing
    Sprout Social Shoutout. Today’s Sprout Social Shoutout is for my friend Michael Port. I got a chance to hang out with Michael in Puerto Rico a couple of days ago. You should absolutely be following him in social media. This video is f rom  Jay Today is my near-daily 3-minute video where I talk about social media, content marketing, business and life. The show is sponsored by Sprout Social (which I use for my social media), and Candidio (a great video editing service). Image via Fantastic, right? Fantastic.
    [Social Media] 4 Tips for Increasing PPC Conversion Rates
    [This is a guest post from Selena Narayanasamy , Director of Social Media Outreach at BlueGlass Interactive, Inc. Follow her at @esvienne. ]. PPC, or pay-per-click advertising is a hugely successful concept (originally) from Google. Pay only when an interested visitor clicks on your ad. The system allows for an incredible amount of control compared to other advertising mediums, and can be tweaked to perfection (if you are willing to spend some time on it). – The biggest challenge of PPC marketing is to maximize ROI – and as such it has developed into a science.
    [Social Media] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Grinding the Crack
    This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on How to measure your blog’s growth – from SEO, social to subscribers, everything you might want to keep track of to see if your blog is growing plus free tools and a spreadsheet to use. 12 SEO experts share how the Google +1 button can impact Google search results – how the experts think Google is responding to their own social signal. Social Media / Social Networking.
    [Social Media] Monday Roundup: Buzz Marketing a la Spring
    Why: “The advent of the social web has changed things significantly, giving businesses a genuine opportunity to engage in a running dialogue with the communities most relevant to them,” explains Adam Vincenzini in this still-relevant post for Convince and Convert as he explains why buzz and hype will be replaced with “developing genuine relationships” (as Jay Baer describes in his excellent book, “Youtility) in the future. 3.  As we  approach the start of a new month (and Q2), Spring is in the air… and in our step. What about you?
    [Social Media] The B t Excuses for Attitudes Towards Women Needs to Stop
    The B t Excuses for Attitudes Towards Women Needs to Stop originally appeared on Danny Brown - the human side of media and the social side of marketing - all rights reserved. Related Stories Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations How to Build the Commodities of Identity and Trust in Social Media Are We In Danger of Losing the Right to an Opinion? Warning: This post contains profanity and disturbing imagery. If this offends you, you may want to skip today’s post and I’ll see you next time around. TWO. F **G. GAMES.
    [Social Media] Twitter More Popular Among Minorities
    Research needs to be conducted in order to fully understand the usage of Twitter (or any social media site for that matter). I find it increasingly fascinating when the Pew Research Center releases information on Twitter and “personal update&# based services on the Internet. It is good for the Internet, the technology, and the people behind the content to have research and data to build cases in support of using Twitter as a marketing vehicle. Pew recently released their findings on a research report called The People Who Use Twitter. twitter Pew Research
    [Social Media] Share This: a Recap of #measurePR with Richard Bagnall (Pt. I)
    Share This is billed as “the social media handbook for PR,” and it is very well-written (Richard sent me a copy). We had a terrific #measurePR chat last week. Richard Bagnall , one of the founders of Metrica, which is now part of the Gorkana Group, was our special guest. I’ve known Richard for – oh, seven years now, I think – wow, seven! – and he is just one of the smartest and nicest people in the world, let alone our field. Plus he has that jollye olde British accent, don’t you know, and it sometimes even comes across in tweets.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Social Media] t2 Marketing International and NexLevel Sales Partner to Offer Unique Services
    Industry leading digital marketing consultancy joins forces with Forbes Top 30 Social Sales Influencer. Two internationally recognized thought leaders and industry experts combine skills to provide a unique consulting, coaching and training program in digital marketing and social selling strategies. The group provides a number of distinctive benefits and solutions including: Social selling training headed by one of the world’s premier social selling experts, ranked in Forbes as one of the Top 30 Social Selling Influencers in the World. About the Consultants.
    [Social Media] Startups Use Micro-PR Campaigns to Tip Momentum in Their Favor
    Social media, mobile marketing and such are great additions to a large PR campaign, but a startup company with limited resources or sales experience becomes overwhelmed with what to take on. Paywalls, Media Coverage and User Access: What’s a PR Pro to Do? This is a guest post from Wendy Dulaney, co-founder of Easy.PR. Wendy has been doing some interesting work for start-ups, targeting small audiences to achieve specific goals during critical stages of their growth. asked her to share some examples and tips here. – Adam. Ironically, more than you may realize.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
    [Social Media] Facebook's Identity Crisis
    long-time friend (and one of the main inspirations behind the Six Pixels of Separation Blog and Podcast), we've decided to hold semi-monthly conversations, debates and back-and-forths that will dive a little deeper into the Digital Marketing and Social Media landscape. This week, we talk about Facebook and what's next for the massive online social network? online social network. social media. Episode #311 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Can it continue to grow? Enjoy the conversation.
    [Social Media] Directory Submissions for Backlinks: Tips n’ Tricks to Get Some Love from Google
    Additionally, you can create social media accounts that link back to your website. The more that relevant websites link to your website, the better Google likes you. It is authority by association. Think of it this way: you have a LinkedIn profile and the more your colleagues/clients recommend you the better your professional standing. Similarly, when a website links to your website,  Google considers it a recommendation or a vote of confidence and increases your ranking. The best way to get back-links is to create valuable content; create it and they will link!
    [Social Media] Why B2B Marketing Must Embrace Ninja Customers
    Jay Baer is a hype-free social media and content strategist & speaker, and author of Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype. Jay is the founder of [link] and host of the Social Pros podcast. Why B2B Marketing Must Embrace Ninja Customers is a post from: Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy. Image from We used to talk to a real person as a first step. To get familiar with the company. To learn more. To create bonds. Not now. tweet this ). No longer. There’s asymmetric information.
    [Social Media] How Fast Company Confused Ego with Influence
    link] The History of Influencer Theory on the Social Web | Geoff Livingston's Blog [.] have become a bit disillusioned with the entire 'industry' of social media and its various forms because there is so little high quality work being done. There are a few people I read all the time, but after a sour experience w/one so-called social media expert, I'm a little jaded. Regardless, Fast Company just got the attention of the entire Social Media world today so their level of influence just spiked off the charts. Or even reach. Thanks.
    [Social Media] Best Practices for Engaging the Social Customer from Adam Metz of The Social Customer
    On our quest to understand the state of social marketing dynamics, we invited author and marketing strategist Adam Mertz ( @theMetz ) to share his insights about what’s at the heart of social marketing – the social customer.  In his book The Social Customer: How Brands Can Use Social CRM to Acquire, Monetize, and Retain Fans, Friends, and Followers , Adam explains the advantages of socially-minded companies, which proactively manage the social customer. Let’s start with who the social customer is. Bostonmike.
    [Social Media] How To Figure Out Your Sales Funnel
    The ones who heard or saw and responded went further into the funnel. A lot of people are active online, so social media  may be the first place they become aware of your brand. You see the term “sales funnel” many times in marketing. It’s a good analogy in one way because a funnel is used to catch a wide stream of something and narrow the stream to the size of the container. The sales funnel has filters in it so only the right things get through. Think Backwards. The best way to figure out how to get a particular result is to work back along the process.
    [Social Media] Nine Years of the Social Network: A Facebook Birthday Tribute
    What can we possibly expect to see from the social media giant in its first double-digit year of life? How many of us have ever thought to ourselves “I wish I had thought of that Facebook thing, I would never have to work  another day in my life.” . If you had the idea fifteen, or even ten years ago, you would be all over the news and making billions. Unfortunately for all of us not named Mark Zuckerberg, this is not the case. One thing that was clear throughout the past the nine years was that Facebook never rested on its laurels as it continued to grow. Innovation Plus Opinion
    [Social Media] Make Your Company Look Alive
    When I talk with people in the social media analysis business, it's common to speculate about a coming reduction in the number of competitors. I've always been generous in my definitions, so these aren't all direct competitors, but they all did something in the area of monitoring and measuring social media, with their own technology. Having no Twitter account is not a positive indicator in a social media business. Having just finished a long-overdue review of my vendor database, I'm here to report that it's already happening. Check your redirects.
    [Social Media] Redesigning Your Blog to Drive Reader Behavior
    It’s undergoing a full makeover , led by the amazing Rafal Tomal from Copyblogger Media. Better explain our social media and content marketing services. Showcase our new Social Pros Podcast. My site is dedicated to social media speaking , and was also built by Rafal Tomal. This year, however, we have tweaked the audience focus for Convince & Convert , and our objective is to write for social media and content marketing professionals. Thursday – Social Pros podcast. The Case for Redesign. Why bother?
    [Social Media] Facebook Marketing Part 9: Developing Communities
    Home About Social PR Contact Me Subscribe Get Social PR By Rodger D. For more on building community online, I recommend these three resources: Online Community Strategy The Online Community Guide Community Spark Using Groups for Community Building Levy give us ideas for building internal groups using Facebook, making the argument that the social network can be a cost effective alternative to connecting employees for small businesses. It’s a good read for the beginner and those who are wading into social media marketing. agree. tend to agree with that.
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
    [Social Media] 5 Public Relations Campaign Strategies Posts You Might Have Missed
    Although there has always been a need for issue management and damage control after a crisis has hit, social media can add super combustible fuel to a crisis, so I have included a great post on Facebook. While none of these posts in themselves are a fully fleshed out campaign strategy for public relations, each is a part of a whole. One of the important things to remember here is this. Creating stories and messages that resonate with a certain group or groups of people is the underlying goal of public relations campaign strategies. Effective Use of Keywords in Content Marketing.
    [Social Media] Marketing Automation Discussion at SFAMA
    If they follow up with giving you more information such as social media contacts by sharing your landing page, you can begin to learn more about this prospect and start to offer them customized information that hits home with them. social business inbound marketing Last night I moderated a very interesting panel for the San Francisco American Marketing Association on marketing automation. It was an great group for this kind of discussion and I wanted to share some of the takeaways with you. On the panel: Jason Miller – Marketo. Kim Stieglitz – Vertical Response.
    [Social Media] Cool Social Tools: Ravetree
    Recently, I began considering the need for a full-featured “Social App Platform” that addressed the issue of privacy. After months of work Ravetree ( ) was launched as an ad-free social platform that includes useful apps such as file storage, a powerful calendar, and more. We offer a private social app, called a “Portal,” that can be used by businesses for a monthly subscription. Cool Social Tools This is the second in my new series of posts from software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. 1b2efgx).
    [Social Media] How to Generate Blog Post Ideas
    You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » How I Generated One Years Worth of Content Ideas In One Hour, And You Can Too How I Generated One Years Worth of Content Ideas In One Hour, And You Can Too Written by Glen, this post has 66 Comments I have a confession to make. While StumbleUpon shows the pages with the most thumbs up, Delicious shows posts with the most saves (bookmarks). I’ve had a lot of success with Delicious on this blog, regularly being featured on the popular pages for  SEO ,  Blogging and  Social Media. Home What the F ? That post.
    [Social Media] The Nightmare Public Relations Professional and How to Stop Him
    Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Internet , Marketing , Social Media > The Nightmare Public Relations Professional and How to Stop Him The Nightmare Public Relations Professional and How to Stop Him by Tamar Weinberg on September 29, 2009 Share This is a guest post I wrote for new media and PR expert Brian Solis , but I also wanted to share it with my readers. Where do they come off doing that? A few months ago, Brian Solis talked about an off-topic pitch about a social network for plants.
    [Social Media] Fight or Flight: Responding to a PR Crisis
    In today’s mobile and uber-connected world, PR and social media go hand-in-hand. By Stacey Hood. From the dawn of man, the instinct to survive has been strong in all of us. We either confront things head on (fight) or avoid/ignore them (flight). We occasionally do both, depending on the circumstances. This is a coping mechanism, part of our DNA. But it is not always physical; it can be mental or even emotional. We’ve read the stories before of the child who survives in the woods for a few days at the age of 10 or the mom who lifts the car up off of a family member. Bullying.
    [Social Media] Ways to Optimize Your Blog for Professional Tradesmen
    It’s true optimization is usually associated with search, but you can insure that your content performs well on social media platforms. Make content spreadable - RSS feeds, emails or social media. Marketing Tips Social Marketing Traditional Marketing blogs for professional tradesmen heide cohen optimizing your blog professional tradesmenFor those of us who write blogs, we do it with the sole purpose of sharing insights and tips that hopefully make your job easier. Make your posts easy to read - use headings and bullet points. Those are some thoughts.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013
    [Social Media] Pinterest’s List of Imitators – Part 2
    Here is the second part to the list of Pinterest imitators that have risen to ride on the wave of popularity from the social media site. Trippy. The main point of Trippy is to create Pinterest-style boards for travel so that they will help and guide you on your next trip. You connect to the app through Facebook so that the app can find whether your friends are using Trippy and if in the case that they cannot, then they can suggest friends of friends who are using it. Also, the app features a couple of well known artists and travel experts (e.g. Andrew Snatchly (Warning: NSFW!).
    [Social Media] The Endurance Of Niche Social Networks
    I don't think we should be fascinated by   the rise of niche social networks. think we should be fascinated by the endurance of niche social networks. They were here before the social media explosion, they're still going strong, and they will be here after it washes away.    You should worry less about social media platforms and more about how to create a unique group identity that other people set out.   Successful communities has very little to do with technology and a lot to do with developing a strong group identity.
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Social Media] Is the iPad Good for Blogging?
    One of my main reasons to have one is for when I am at seminars, such as the upcoming Social Media AZ , or when I’m at conventions like the upcoming Blog World Expo in October. iPad for Blogging and Social Media. What kind of other tools/apps are available for SEO, social media, etc.? Since the Apple iPad has come out, I have been dying to get one. Image Credit: Chester and the iPad. received some good resources on reasons for getting an iPad as well as against getting one sent to me by James from an iPad video converter software company.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
    [Social Media] Welcoming Livefyre Comments Back to the Blog
    Improved Social Sharing Options. A lot of bloggers – myself included – have wondered about the effect social networks have on blog comments. This is similar to the Reactions feature on Disqus, with a difference – Livefyre’s way of doing things seems better suited to social conversations being part of the comment stream. Welcoming Livefyre Comments Back to the Blog originally appeared on Danny Brown | Social Media Marketing Blog - The Human Side of Media and the Social Side of Marketing under a Creative Commons license.
    [Social Media] Four Ways Content Writers Can Change the World
    But writers- and social media practitioners, speakers, and other professional communicators- can often get the point across as well as or better than others. I have long been a proponent of the power of language. From the time I wrote an essay in second grade that blew away half of the elementary school teaching staff, to what felt like thousands of rounds of high school debate, to my current job at the helm of a fast-growing stable of content writers, language has been an intimate part of my existence. Image:  Hownote  via Wikimedia Commons, CC 3.0. Leverage content for causes.
    [Social Media] Boomers Feel Increasingly Comfortable Online: Research Indications
    According to the findings they present – Boomers feel very comfortable online: Deloitte 2009 survey brings evidence to the large increase in Social Networking among Boomers and Matures: 46 percent of Boomers (up from 31% in year 2008), and 14 percent of Matures (up from 36% in year 2008) maintain a profile on a social networking site like Facebook, MySpace or LinkedIn (compared to 77 percent of Millennials, 61 percent of Gen Xers). AARP has published its recent survey on Boomers (conducted by GFK). Is that really so? The drop in internet use is found for the 65+ group (38%).
  • DAVE FLEET  |  MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010
    [Social Media] Correlation/Causality Confusion
    As the social media space slowly matures, we’re starting to see more and more reports released by companies offering insight into the ebbs and flows of peoples’ behaviour online. Not surprisingly, these reports are pretty popular – they possess two desirable attributes: They offer easy-to-digest, soundbite-sized nuggets of information – perfect for short-form media such as Twitter. They offer the potential for increased understanding of the latest trends. What does this mean? So, if there is a correlation between A and B: A could cause B.
    [Social Media] 11 Scientific Facts About Why You’re Doing Blog Titles All Wrong
    In one of my favorite studies ever done on blog titles, HubSpot’s social media scientist Dan Zarrella reviewed 2.7 What we can gather from this is that a fantastic blog title is your ticket to Twitter shares, as well as the amazing SEO that you’ll gain from these positive social signals. To learn more about how social media and SEO are increasingly the same thing, we recommend Are Blogging and Social Media a Match Made in Heaven? 2. social. media. social media. Writing blog titles isn’t much of an art. Relevance.
    [Social Media] Thinking Through 2010
    Applying Social Network Analysis to Social Media Not only is SNA different from SMA , we're really just getting started at using them together. The Importance of the Analyst , Learning Curves for Social Media Analysis , and Can Analytics Be Taught? Whose Ethics Apply in Social Media? Social Buzzword Bingo I went for a humorous approach, but the point is that social is a seriously abused buzzword, especially in the hands of trendsetters who are unaware of the existing language. I don't try to post every day. What will happen in 2011?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
    [Social Media] Is PR Afraid to Earn Media?
    Today’s PR is about strategy, execution, and more, but I worry that many have given up on what used to be a core strategy—how to earn media. Opportunities to earn media are greater than ever before—especially on the digital side and with video content. Media Influencer Report The D S Simon 2015 Media Influencer Report  found 76 percent of digital producers and journalists affiliated with the digital outlets of television and radio stations, newspapers, magazine, media sites, and bloggers reported using outside produced video. Prepare a media list in advance.
    [Social Media] Facebook Deals: Another thing of the past…?
    In 2011, the age of social media, this traditional concept is susceptible to becoming another victim of the digital revolution. This not only started putting more local businesses on the social media spectrum but also soon gave birth to Facebook ‘Deals’. It was not so long ago when customer loyalty was measured with a stamp on a piece of card, with the customer usually being rewarded a free coffee or similar product. With more and more people owning smartphones that boast geo-locating features, it was only a matter of time before someone took advantage of this.
    [Social Media] Main Page - Social Patterns
    Home About The Book Patterns Events Designing Social Interfaces Views Page Discussion View source History Personal tools Log in / create account Navigation Main Page Community portal Current events Recent changes Random page Help Search Toolbox What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Printable version Permanent link Main Page From Social Patterns Jump to: navigation , search #What is this site? Contents 1 Social Patterns & Best Practices 1.1 Social Media 1.4 5+ Anti-Patterns 1.5 Social Patterns Presentations and Workshops 4.2
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2010
    [Social Media] Google News Refreshed
    Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Google News Refreshed Written on July 4, 2010 by Justin Levy in google , video 0 Comments - Leave a comment! While both news sources try to stay in the middle and report the full details of a story, of course, there are other stories, access, and angles that different media sources receive. If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here! Do you use Google News?
    [Social Media] Data Visualization
    Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Data Visualization Written on August 28, 2010 by Justin Levy in consumption , infographic , information , video 3 Comments - Leave a comment! think its key to winning over clients in the social insights space, and beyond, who won’t buy an idea or a service if they don’t understand it. If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here! What are your thoughts on them?
    [Social Media] BuzzStream Next Must-Have Software For PR Professionals
    BuzzStream , currently in private beta but far enough along to afford me a test drive, is a product to keep and eye on for public relations professionals, particularly those who handle media and blogger outreach. Once you sign up, tell it your various information (including Twitter login and password) and drag the BuzzStream Media Bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmark toolbar, you’re ready to go. Visit a blog or media site. Special thanks to Paul May , BuzzStream’s CEO and co-founder for extending the opportunity for Social Media Explorer readers.
    [Social Media] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Returning From Vacation
    This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on resources for small businesses a great list of social networks, answers, bookmarking, and other sites that are essential for a small business. What SEO and social media have in common – five things you must have to be successful with both. Social Media / Social Networking. The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing. Making Money Online / Online Business. Back From Vacation.
    [Social Media] Made in America: It Still Matters!
    How Do You Measure Social Media Success? 50 Power Twitter Tips to Help B-to-B Marketers Twitter: Steps to Insure Success Adding Social Icons Helps Drive E-mail Marketing Campaigns Whats Your Company Value Proposition? Reach Tradesmen Using a Social Media Map STAFDA Convention-Phoenix Category Cloud Marketing Tips Marketing Tools Marketing Trends Social Marketing Traditional Marketing Twitter Uncategorized Theme Contempt by Vault9. American manufacturers continue to wrestle with the question – Does American-made make a difference?
    [Social Media] Greg Verdino: What's the price of five dollars?
    Greg Verdino Marketing, Media, Technology & Trends Home About Me Book Me to Speak microMARKETING Journal On Twitter On Flickr Personal Blog Verdino Bytes My Company « What if the future of technology is more sand than silicon? This blog looks at trends in media and marketing, as these industries grapple with the changes being brought on by disruptive technologies, new business imperatives and the rise of the empowered consumer. Pre-Order from AMAZON Pre-Order from BARNES & NOBLE Pre-Order from BORDERS Downoad My eBook Download my FREE marketing and social media eBook.
    [Social Media] The Social CIO: Texas Health Builds a Knowledge Engine
    Last week I posted a rant about the failure of CIOs to take a leadership role in their company’s social media strategies. Over the last three years, Texas Health has grown its use of a behind-the-firewall social network to more than 3,500 employees (the organization can’t reveal the product’s name because of a non-endorsement policy). The employee-focused social network is changing the way the business operates. The social network “has became our primary form of communication,” Marx said. “I stopped all e-mail to my staff.” million customers.
    [Social Media] HOW TO: Move a WordPress blog from one domain to another
    After you have everything done, redirected, setup, changed, and forms submitted you need to go and update your blog and your blog’s feed on all of your social profiles. This will ensure that all of your new posts get published out and linked back by all of your existing social media and online properties. 5. The domain transfer is done!  Shuaism is now JoshSPeters  and I’m going to kick it off with a post about the 5 step process of moving your WordPress blog from one domain to another. 1. Prep Work. 2. Install WordPress on The New Domain. 3. Have a Drink. 1.
    [Social Media] Video: What Do Consumers Really Want?
    Such is the power of Social Media! 2RD0OZCyJCk. If you can’t see the above video, click here , or watch it directly on YouTube. Today I’m sharing a video that changed my life. watched this in February 2009 when on a weekend break in Cornwall, and as I saw Joe Pine’s TED Talk on The Experience Economy, it resonated deeply within me because it explained what I had spent all my working life doing: staging powerful, compelling experiences. BTW Joe is now on Twitter.). My Takeways. They are everywhere. Your Leading Thoughts.
    [Social Media] The REAL meaning of ‘community’
    And for a word that is so regularly and so freely used in a social media / online marketing sense, I think it’s time those of us in those industries sat up and took notice. Social media can certainly help this, as with the #riotcleanup hashtag and handle , and the efforts of people like Katie Khan , who have used their Twitter reach to galvanise people to help others. If the past few days have taught us anything, it’s surely about the real meaning about community. It’s about deeds, not words or clicks. Do we even really know what it means?
    [Social Media] I Am Terrific! A Lesson in StoryBranding
    If you have a brand, and especially now at a time when social media is availing people to go public with their opinions apart from yours, you maybe ought to care. Note: I don’t run many guest posts here, but I found the piece below really interesting. The following is a guest post by Jim Signorelli. Let me know what you think. If you’ve gotten past the title of this article (and many don’t) you’re obviously intrigued. How could anyone expect to sell anything this way? Right? “, not in written words, but in a real face-to-face interaction. branding
    [Social Media] What Type Of Advertising Has The Most Influence?
    "According to Deloitte 's fifth edition 'State of the Media Democracy' survey, 71% of Americans still rate watching TV on any device among their favorite media activities. The survey indicates that the Internet, mobile and social media channels are enhancing the overall television viewer experience, driving people to watch first-run programs and live events during their initial broadcast. consumers now maintain a social networking site, where constant streams of updates and discussion forums have made delaying awareness of live TV outcomes a near impossibility."
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015
    [Social Media] Legal and Ethical Issues in Marketing
    While this activity is not strictly illegal in most countries, there is an ethical issue in marketing that has received much media attention and uproar in recent times. Legal and Ethical Issues in Marketing Marketers working for various brands know their reputation will be severely damaged by any kind of misinformation their audience will pick up on and address in public channels, such as social media. For example, when does data collection become an invasion of privacy?  When does promotional activity become a misleading claim? But this activity creates privacy concerns.
    [Social Media] How To Increase Your Keyword Rankings
    Once you’ve got your list, start a link building campaign for those keywords (write articles, guest blog posts, and use social media to promote them). When you consider that roughly 90% of searchers click on results on the first page, and that more than 80% click on results in the top three positions on the first page, it makes sense to try and improve your rankings for important keywords. Considering these facts, it makes sense to boost those rankings. So how do you do it? Export the data in CSV.
    [Social Media] When Humor Isn't Funny
    When a brand or a cause attempts to use humor - especially in the age of social media, where information, rumors and outrage fly fast and furious - it has to be used carefully. Often times, we use humor to find common ground. An observational comic can take the everyday mundane things and makes make them seem funny with a unique spin. Or slapstick teams use physical gaffes to go for the primeval notion that when someone else gets hurt, we laugh. Comedy on the heels of tragedy helps forge a bond for those who have suffered together, in an effort to pull them through. Not so much.
    [Social Media] Diary of a Wimpy Blogger
    Home About Pushing Social #FF Gratitude Journal 4 My Tweeps Archives Contact Subscribe Pushing Social Diary of a Wimpy Blogger by Stanford on September 8, 2010 Spread it! Subscribe to Pushing Social and I will send my very best posts directly to your inbox Written by Stanford Im Stanford and I want to help you stoke your passion, spread your message, and help your blog get noticed and promoted. My recent post RISE- PUSHING SOCIAL- ITTYBIZ- Where Credit’s Due Wednesday Reply pushingsocial September 9, 2010 at 10:11 am Yes, you should have a blog. Let me explain.
    [Social Media] Fun Friday: Greatest Christmas Movie
    Related Posts: Social Media Textbook? Tweet. December is upon us. The holiday season has come once again. Yes, that’s right, it’s CHRISTMAS! As an avid fan of this time of year, I know that I am not alone in the thinking that without the classic films that make this time of year great, polar bears would weep into their carbonated beverages. As a return to classic Fun Friday form, this week is going to be a top 5 list. In the comments today, list what you feel are the top 5 movies about and reflecting Christmas. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
    [Social Media] Extra Geeky Gift Ideas
    Let’s take a break from social media and realize something important – the holidays are approaching. While it may be nearing 70 degrees here in the Indianapolis area, there’s still a vibe in the atmosphere that makes you realize it’s that time of year. Rhyme unintended. Whether you’re celebrating the start of the Christmas season or the 8 days of Hanukkah, it’s not too late to grab some geeky gifts for the technologists in your life… or even be selfish and buy something four yourself! Anything 8-bit. All from ThinkGeek. Facebook Stamps.
    [Social Media] The Apple iPad. Greatest thing since iSlicedBread?
    Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me The Apple iPad. also liked the fact that this takes us another step in the digital media distribution medium. Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. Take note. :) Filed Under: Blogging , Digital , General , New Media , News , Podcasting , Social Media , Technology Tagged: 3G , Apple , AT&T , iPad , IPhone , iSlicedBread , netbook , rpg gaming app , Verizon Speak Your Mind Tell us what youre thinking.
    [Social Media] Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible
    Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible December 24th, 2010 Tweet Note: this is not a religious post, and is meant neither to proselytize nor offend. The more popular one is A Digital Nativity , but A Social Network Christmas is fun to watch as well. Since they tell the story through the imagery of social networks, we can relate to them instantly. Here are three. Look at some of his parables. terrific story. Jesus.
    [Social Media] How to Avoid Action Figure Disorders
    Ari Herzog provides social media marketing and editorial services. Visit the blog archive to read more articles on new and emerging media. The Acute Action Figure Addiction Disorder Council of Australia released the following public service announcement about two years ago, but it is as relevant today as it was then. Please watch and learn how you can fulfill your life to avoid the serious addiction that adults sometimes develop. The takeaway is clear. Twitter and Google+ are not far behind. Thank you for reading! Sign up for his email newsletter and send a tweet.
    [Social Media] Etsy's PR Nightmare: Greeting Cards Making Light Of Rape
    Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Etsy’s PR Nightmare: Greeting Cards Making Light Of Rape January 25th, 2011 Tweet Guest post  by Steff Metal [Update from Ed.: Get Shareaholic test Filed under Business , Public Relations , Social Media , Steff Metal | Tags: etsy , goodwill , public relations nightmare , Social Media | Comments (15) Site settings comment help? And why, once you’ve made said policies, you’ve gotta stick to them. Seems simple enough, right?
    [Social Media] How Do You Put "Soul" Into A Blog Post?
    When it comes to learning about how to succeed in social media, one of the most valuable type of posts is the multiple insights shared by people who are in the trenches. So I did what any good social media marketer might do, I tapped my social networks. thought it might be interesting and fun to crowd source a series based on just 1 question. 19 Marketers kindly shared their thoughts on the 1st question. . Question: How do you put "soul" into a blog post? Never lose your sense of humor. Ochman What's Next Blog @whatsnext. What are you passionate about?
    [Social Media] 5 Reasons You Need to Give Away The Recipe For Your Secret Sauce
    Jay Baer is a hype-free social media and content strategist & speaker, and author of Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype. Jay is the founder of [link] and host of the Social Pros podcast. Reasons You Need to Give Away The Recipe For Your Secret Sauce is a post from: Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy. Photo from Don’t be afraid. But the biggest issue is fear. “Why would we write a blog that explains how we do things? And they DO say this. Not a chance.
    [Social Media] Missed Opportunities
    The truth is that Marketing is changing, shifting and adapting. A lot of those changes have to do with Social Media, but not all of them. Prior to Social Media, we still had people connecting and sharing ideas (online and otherwise). Whether you're using a more complex Social Media monitoring tool like Radian6 or Sysomos or using free tools like Google Alerts and Twitter Search , there really is no excuse not to know what people are saying, where they're saying it, how much of a network they're connected to, and what the overall sentiment is. consumer.
    [Social Media] These Two Data Points Demonstrate What's So Wrong With Marketing Today
    If these marketers are just talking about the branding capabilities of their display advertising spend, but dismissing the work they''re doing by connecting, engaging and sharing via websites, mobile apps and social media, then all is truly lost. We don''t count websites, social media, apps and more as part of our branding experience. What about when the mass media picks up on something that a brand does on YouTube (think WestJet ) or Facebook (think Oreo ), doesn''t that not count as an amazing branding opportunity? mass media. social media.
    [Social Media] Your Second Most Important Community
    In the Social Media world we talk a lot about communities; usually the communities of customers that we build around our business. For those of us who are bloggers, this second community is made up of other bloggers and Social Media types who surround and support us. Justin and Sam from here at Develop Socially are newer members of my community, and I’m already learning from them and appreciating their impact on my life and work. Blogging Emerging Media featured Gini Dietrich Marijean Jaggers Shonali Burke TriberrAnd I never get like that!
    [Social Media] “Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook
    About using media to do something meaningful, WITHOUT someone else giving you permission first, without having to rely on anyone else’s resources, authority and money. Mars Dorian says: 3 days ago at 11:08 am hmm, interesting decision. I can see your point of having all those social media platform dilute one’s blogging style This reminds me of Seth Godin NOT joining Twitter because it’s distracting from his core strength – writing – and in his case – blogging. We have enough of that (its called the media). Self-sufficiency. Decide.
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