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    [Social Media] What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?
    Simply put, there is a strong legion of new media pundits who believe that a blog isn''t a blog without comments and the back and forth between the key blogger and the readers. Individuals and businesses need to best define how this type of media drives the overall strategy and adds true economic value to the brand. As social media continues to expand, individuals interested in leaving a comment for a Seth Godin blog post can do so on their own Facebook page, on Twitter , on YouTube or even on their own blog. new media. new media pundit. social media.
    [Social Media] What makes you different?
    was written by Cendrine Marrouat for her social media blog, Creative Ramblings. “I have been writing for years. So, why don’t readers visit my blog?” ” “Clients are cheap. They don’t want to pay for my services. So, I have to keep my rates low to be competitive.” ” My questions to you are: How do you stand out from the crowd? What are you willing to do to [.] What makes you different? If you like this post, you will probably enjoy her latest eBook, The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips , available on Amazon!
    [Social Media] Increase traffic to your blog with these 10 directories
    Increase traffic to your blog with these 10 directories was written by Cendrine Marrouat for her social media blog, Creative Ramblings. Looking for a way to increase traffic to your blog and generate quality backlinking at the same time? If If so, why not try directories? The following is a short list to get you started. For more blogging tips, don’t forget to check out: Increase traffic to your blog with these 10 directories was written by [.] Blogging Great Resources blog directories blog traffic
    [Social Media] Daniel Has a Fresh New Look
    The extra help from social media and online PR aided the drive of traffic to their site and increasingly boosted their conversions.  With the integration of social media, Daniel footwear customers are now able to rate and blog about specific products which adds to the process of their viral marketing. At the end of last year all organisations were struggling to beat the credit crisis and keep consumers engaged with their brand. The brief from Daniel Footwear covered the following issues. just to add that. Note to the Editor. Tel: 0113 234 3300. Blueclaw. Tweet This!
    [Social Media] Content Curation Update
    Save Time & Build Your Community With Content Curation – Curating content for your business’ blog and social media channels is a great way to save time and build a community. We talked not too long ago about the importance of content curation. wanted to curate a few new articles on this subject that I have encountered recently. Content Marketing 2.0 – This is our initial piece on the topic, in case you missed it. The Seven Needs Of Real-Time Curators - A curator is an information chemist. He or she mixes atoms together in a way to build an info-molecule.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Social Media] I Ain’t Speling Good No More: Why We Need New Rules for Language
    And who cares how poorly I spell on social media. Why do we all live in fear of the social media grammar police—who, frankly, are right up there with telemarketers in my book—spoiling our good time? Social Media Do I really have to expend any more words on why spelling and grammar should be given free reign on social media websites? L ois Lane is a horrible speller and she’s considered a world-class journalist. Okay, so she is a comic book character. So what? Period,” writes Anne Trubek. It’s supposed to be fun, right? Where do we start?
    [Social Media] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Royal Wedding
    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 Google real time search adds more sources – see the complete list of social networks included in Google’s real time search , now including Quora, Gowalla, Twigoo, and more. How to bake SEO into viral-friendly posts – sometimes titles that spread through social media aren’t the ones that are the most search engine friendly. Social Media / Social Networking.
    [Social Media] Ways Online Marketing Strategies Are Improving Business Outreach
    Social media has made such a profound impact in the way we connect and communicate with people in both our personal and professional lives. Social media is increasingly becoming part of the fabric in the way businesses run. Social media has provided great business opportunities for reaching out to customers and potential customers, to help generate new sales in any company and build up key connections with a company’s most loyal customers. Outreach Through Social Media Sites. Here’s how. Outreach Through Online Advertising.
    [Social Media] The Phases of Enterprise Social Business Adoption
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER The Phases of Enterprise Social Business Adoption View Comments November 30th, 2009 Companies that are looking to get involved in social business don’t just jump right in with both feet.  It’s a gradual process that takes a lot of time and effort before change can start to happen.  Awareness This is where a company is introduced to the concept of social business or social mediaSocial CRM, and Social Media strategies.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
    [Social Media] The Future of Content Part 2: with Lisa Gerber
    The Future of Content Part 2: with Lisa Gerber originally appeared on Danny Brown - Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved. Total. As content continues to become an ever-important staple for businesses of all shapes and sizes, I thought it’d be interesting to share some thoughts on what the future of content might look like. However, instead of sharing just my own thoughts, I wanted to bring you what the future of content looks like for some of the folks I look up to and respect in this space. This will never change. We are out of original ideas.
    [Social Media] What's Coming Up Next for Social CRM and Enterprise 2.0?
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER What’s Coming Up Next for Social CRM and Enterprise 2.0? View Comments June 2nd, 2010 Picture taken from a desert safari in Dubai We’ve talked about a lot of topics around the Social CRM and Enterprise 2.0 Social CRM We took a look at what Social CRM is from a high level We explored the differences between Social CRM, Enterprise 2.0, and Social CRM, right?  Using the term Social CRM was actually an after thought.
    [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] What is More Social: Playing With Your Real Friends or Making.
    Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « Game Review: I Like How Booyah is Blending Social Gaming and Social Entertainment with Nightclub City Niche Social Networks Turn to Social Gaming and Social Entertainment » What is More Social: Playing With Your Real Friends or Making Friends With Strangers You Are Playing With? What do you think? For more, read my bio.
    [Social Media] Why Tagged and Social Discovery are the Next Big Thing
    Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and just about every social media site is geared towards connecting friends and family in different ways. Tagged was heading down the same road until they did a well-publicized pivot that changed their fortunes and is currently changing the direction of social media in general. The direction that Tagged is heading is towards social discovery. The concept isn’t a new one but Tagged is combining the components familiar in social networking with the idea of meeting new people around you or across the world.
    [Social Media] Why Don’t They Get It?
    The transition in the definition and meaning of a smarter business between one century to another represents the social chasm. The difference in business beliefs represents the “ social chasm “   The “ social chasm ” represents the pronounced difference of opinion, interests, and loyalty to an idea or belief. The challenge is helping leaders “ cross the social chasm ” is to convince them to believe in something they don’t understand.  On one side of the chasm are the tangible things and on the other side are the intangible things. The
    [Social Media] One Social Thing Wrapup – Week of July 9
    Here’s what we included in this week’s One Social Thing daily email. Scroll to see the social media and content marketing articles you need to know. To get One Social Thing delivered to your email each day, please subscribe below. If you find a social media or content marketing story you think is a must-read, tweet it out with the #OneSocialThing hash tag. One Social Thing – 7.9.2012 [see the SlideDeck]. Thousands of People Get One Social Thing. Jay is the founder of [link] and host of the Social Pros podcast. Thanks!
    [Social Media] Rise of The Social Employee – IBM Webcast: Changing the Learning Culture #HR #SocBiz
     Rise of The Social Employee. We are excited to be participating in the upcoming IBM webinar, “Changing the Learning Culture:  That 70’s Show: The Main Star of the 70:20:10 Learning Model,” where Blue Focus Marketing cofounder Mark Burgess and I will join Scott Edwards, Product Manager, Smarter Workforce, for a discussion of social employees—focusing on the best training models and strategies for establishing an engaged, sustainable culture. What is a social employee? Social processes have fundamentally changed the way everything gets done.
    [Social Media] Google Reader’s Demise is Irrelevant for Blogs
    Social Media Controversies Addressed, Fresh Each Week. Like many/most long-time social media users and bloggers, there was a time when Google Reader was one of the very most important pieces of software I used. I had hundreds of blog subscriptions, and checked Reader multiple times per day for inspiration, to find interesting posts to Tweet, and to provoke myself to comment on the work of other bloggers. Via social. Jay Baer is a hype-free social media and content strategist & speaker, and co-author of The NOW Revolution. Back From Australia.
  • FEVER BEE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
    [Social Media] Badges and Stickers
    Members can display the badges on their social media accounts. Both badges and stickers are good idea. They're even better when you can tie it into a topical event/occurance.    Why not give all members a virtual badge that states their position (and the community's position) on a relevant topic. This might be a controversial issue in the sector. It's all useful for group bonding.    Aside, if you're not reading the StackExchange blog yet, you really should be.   Branded Online Communities
    [Social Media] How To Be An Expert Without Being An Ass
    Things are happening so fast: content, connections, change, etc that people start expecting everything to happen fast, especially in this social hyper-connectivity era. Things are happening so fast: content, connections, change, etc that people start expecting everything to happen fast, especially in this social hyper-connectivity era. Things are happening so fast: content, connections, change, etc that people start expecting everything to happen fast, especially in this social hyper-connectivity era. link] links for 2010-07-02 « Helmis Social Log [.] years.
    [Social Media] Free Pancakes Anyone?
    This is the sense of community that human beings long for, and this isn’t lost with social media. It’s actually part of the reason for social media’s meteoric ascendancy in our lives. Face-to-face interaction still can’t be beat, but social media helps you feel part of a community. The community in this instance, thanks to social media, was the American community. Contributing to this, in part, is the flexibility and real-time nature of social media. MTV’s Rock the Vote ).
    [Social Media] Robert Scoble on Data, Algorithms and the Future of Marketing
    The two teamed on similar book in the early social media days called Naked Conversations that accurately predicted the forthcoming impact on business. You’ll find an insightful interview on marketing, media and society as a whole. So were social data, big data, and wearables. RS: When we wrote Naked Conversations eight years ago we predicted a world where marketers would have to be on social media otherwise they would limit their career opportunities. The best marketers are on social media and/or run teams that do it. learning.
    [Social Media] 7 Ways to Find Epic Blog Writers for Your Site
    Look for your future blog writers on social media. Want to get high quality content as well as social engagement? Then social media networks like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ are the right places to search for your best blog writers. Using different search options, you’ll manage to find blog writers with a strong social media audience. Advantages you’ll get: You’ll take advantage of content creators’ knowledge and social media following, increase the amount of your blog’s readers, and get more online reach for your content. Great!
    [Social Media] The Only Marketing Tip You'll Ever Need - Danny Brown
    removeClass(livefyre-hidden)" class="livefyre-show-comment livefyre-button"> View comment Show More Trackbacks subscribe to danny subscribe by rss or network search this blog Lijit Search This Blog is Powered By Reader favourites Audi and the Super Bowl Social Media Shit Storm An Invite to Pimp Your Blog Are You Abusing Your Social Media Voice? Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs The Only Marketing Tip You’ll Ever Need September 16, 2010 6 voices share yours! Ready?
    [Social Media] Poll: Teens expect access to social networks at work « Online.
    Online Community Strategist Angela Connor on Growing Successful Online Communities Home About Angela Contact Popular Speaking Media Press Tips Subscribe to feed Poll: Teens expect access to social networks at work December 10, 2009 in social networking , teens and tweens | Tags: facebook , social media guidelines A new survey conducted by Junior Achievement and Deloitte finds that teens fully expect to access social networking sites on-the-job. Nearly three-in-10 (29 percent) had used social networks to create awareness for a cause. Ainar D.
    [Social Media] 16 trends I’ve noticed from marketers attending recent geo / location-based events
    From giving an overview of  what is location-based marketing at the Triangle AMA Social Media Boot Camp , moderating the Triangle Interactive Marketing Associations panel called “ Doing business the hyper-local Social Media Way &# and participating in a  Social Fresh Panel called The Evolution of Foursquare Marketing. In October I’m traveling to Miami to speak at Blogalicious a women’s social media diversity conference to cover location-based applications and privacy. Flickr Photo  By ashley.adcox. You can rsvp here.
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [Social Media] Enabling Your Abilities
    Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Enabling Your Abilities Written on June 29, 2010 by Justin Levy in content strategy , preparation , technology , video 4 Comments - Leave a comment! 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! Knowing that I’m a huge fan of Timbaland and gadgets, a friend of mine recently sent me a video of his new tour bus. What say you? link] David Baeza Love this topic. Great post.
    [Social Media] Help Bring Noor and Ramsay Home | Justin Levy
    Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Help Bring Noor and Ramsay Home Written on August 22, 2010 by Justin Levy in announcements , personal 1 Comment - Leave a comment! 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! Imagine that you went to pick your children up one day and they weren’t there. The phone number traces back to Egypt and the male caller spoke with an English accent. How can one person be so selfish?
    [Social Media] Searching For Value From Human Capital
    Consider the rise in social media and social networking sites. Fundamentally both are about people creating their own media and connecting with other people of similar interest. Afterall economics  is the  social science  that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services of value.   If a company understands how its human capital contributes to their economic activity, then the human capital ought to be enabled for a collective purpose. In the Social Era successful companies will mimic the engagement activities of human capital.
    [Social Media] Four Strategic Social Experiences
    Social technology is flooding the “clouds” with buyer and supplier sentiments toward brands, organizations and individuals. No amount of marketing, advertising or social media strategies will change this. An article in HBR titled  Social Strategies That Work  by Miko?aj aj Jan Piskorski states:   A successful social strategy would focus on work that reduces costs or increases customers’ willingness to pay by helping people establish or strengthen relationships if they do free work on the company’s behalf. Rethinking Business.
    [Social Media] Who To Look For When You Want A Community Promoted
    But, given the choice, I’d look for people that have a big mailing list to promote a community rather than a big following on a social media platform. A tweet from a top celebrity isn’t going to create a sudden surge in people joining your community. However, a single e-mail from a respected figure to his established list can have a huge, sudden, impact. Yes, some new influencers have both. Growing An Online Community
    [Social Media] Why YOU don't matter?
    The Engaging Brand Home Podcast Online Social Media Training Speaking Contact & Bio Subscribe/RSS « Show #269 - 3 Steps to Design Thinking | Main | Show 270 - How to cope with change » Why YOU dont matter? That is why I love social media because it allows you to forge those connections, to develop relationships and to create your own personal brand. That is why I love social media because it allows you to forge those connections, to develop relationships and to create your own personal brand. Comments Why YOU dont matter?
    [Social Media] Social CRM in Action: Awareness Facebook Campaign Manager Helps Brands Build Deep Customer Insights
    In a day and age of fragmented media consumption, brands increasingly compete not with other brands but for customers’ attention. Enter Social CRM. Paul Greenberg (follow him on Twitter ), the author of CRM at the Speed of Light , defines Social CRM as a “philosophy and a business strategy, supported by a technology platform, business rules, workflow, processes and social characteristics, designed to engage the customer in a collaborative conversation.” Social CRM "Awareness CRM Eloqua Inc." How do we grab people’s attention if we don’t know them well?
    [Social Media] SideraWorks is Taking on Social Business
    In a nutshell, we’re management consultants that specialize in dealing with the implications of social media in business. We have a model we call The Center of Gravity™ , which is the coordinated center of social business initiatives inside a company for things like governance, systems standardization, guiding vision, and training and education. We help businesses understand where they are today and where social can and does impact them, help them envision what the future might look like as a social business, and help them bridge the gap from here to there.
    [Social Media] Podcast 395 - Storytelling in a Digital Age
    This week's  The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips , is ready to download. Jonah's work and opinions have been featured in  The New York Times , The Washington Post, CNN, FOX News, Sundance Film Festival , NPR and in  FastCompany Magazine  who named him one of the 50 most influential social innovators and he  joins Anna Farmery to discuss Winning The Story Wars. This week's The Engaging Brand podcast covering social media, business ideas and brand marketing tips, is ready to download.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Social Media] Working It
    Ari] seems like he wants to get on in life and he is a city councillor – but he spends time on this social media stuff – almost like he is working on a thesis or something. I’m not working on a thesis. Rafting photo by Jordan. Answering my call to action earlier this week, David Bennett stung me with his response. Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008. No related articles yet. Have you visited the blog archive ? Recent comments Recent comments Related articles Who is Ari Herzog to You? Strategy branding
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Social Media] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Dalescapes of Time
    This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on 52 Top SEO Tips from BrightonSEO 2012 – This tips include SEO, social media, content, launching a brand, and more. Social Media / Social Networking. Putting the Social Back into Social Media: 40 Ways to Build a Loyal Audience – There are a lot of different ways to rekindle that spark of excitement between you and your readers. The Resources Mashup.
    [Social Media] Is Guest Blogging A Panacea?
    Use guest blogging, SEO, social media, PPC, video marketing, and other marketing tactics as they fit within your budget of time and money. Guest blogging is a great marketing method. highly recommend it. You pick a few high profile, highly trafficked blogs in your niche and send them a query or a blog post and hope they publish it. If they do, you get a link back to your website and some additional reputation points. Good for you. But guest blogging is not the only marketing method to pursue online. It’s one of many. That’s not a good idea.
    [Social Media] Reaching the Pot of Gold: How Investments in Analytics Are Paying Off
    Many firms still struggle with capturing basic transactional information, even more do not have a good way to collect external customer information, social media information, and being able to measure wallet share. There is a lot of buzz currently about analytics and big data, and rightfully so. The pot of gold that analytics promises is the ability to fully understand customer behavior, derive actionable insights, and further tailor customer experiences to meet the needs of any segment. There are many broad based indications that investments in analytics are working.
    [Social Media] New Value Integration Begins
    Each stage of humanity’s social evolution did not replace the prior social order; rather, it integrated the tools created during the prior social order. Groupon rejects 6B offer, mulls IPO.   50 top Groupon Copy cats , “Google Offers” Groupon Competitor , Groupon Bachlash builds , Foursquare and Groupon go after “Local Social”. Currency: storage and exchange of social value. Google buys Social Gold for 75M – social gaming/virtual currency platform. AMEX launches “social currency” with “geolocation” ……. Leveraging fixed assets, socially.
    [Social Media] The Scent of a Storefront
    Spice it up with your social media presence on display (3 tips from Kim) or bring it alive with bring it alive with planters and window boxes (good hints from Kristi). Does the scent of your storefront or office make pedestrian traffic linger? As I walked into the jewelry store, I anticipated a short wait to see the owner. It was shortly after lunch and the foot traffic around the town square was pretty busy, even with a few of the nearby storefronts vacant. Approaching the counter, the jeweler stepped up to greet me. We were the only ones in the store. Gosh, I loved that smell.”
    [Social Media] Web Lead Tracking Explained: How to Get High Quality Leads with the Internet
    In the same way, a unique phone number can be tied to Microsoft adCenter ads, an email campaign, a specific email blast, a social media landing page, or even a print ad. We normally start recommending this approach when a firm’s media spend exceeds $5000/month. Brad Shorr is Director of Content & Social Media for Straight North, a leading Chicago SEO firm. Get my Internet Marketing newsletter , buy my book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web , and subscribe to the Techipedia RSS feed. You can’t. Simple Phone Tracking. Get On Track.
    [Social Media] Mobile Web Presence Can No Longer Be An Afterthought
    Whether a customer accesses your website with their newly acquired iPhone 5S or an Android cellular device, your mobile site and social media presence have now become the main avenue through which they are introduced to your brand. For businesses, this means you must be sure your website and social media accounts translate fluidly onto the screens of various devices. Where is your audience coming from? Every year following Apple’s product announcement there is a flurry of excitement among the tech community and consumers alike.
    [Social Media] Challenging Social Dogma
    The marketplace of conversations is filled with social dogma  — “a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative.&#   Social marketing, SEO, social advertising, get twitter followers, make money online etc. What does it mean to challenge the social dogma? Social dogma needs to be challenged or the value of social media gets diminished. Here is my list of common things we are seeing in the social space that I would consider dogma: Social products. Social strategy. Social distribution.
    [Social Media] How could your organization use Instagram?
    As with any social media site, it’s crucial to focus on where your members are. But we also talk a lot about how important social objects are – things that people can share and talk about and collaborate around online – and photos make amazing social objects. The photo-sharing app Instagram hit 5 million users this month, sharing 100 million photos. Maybe. Maybe not. But I’m spotting some very interesting business uses for it. Does the work that your organization does lend itself to photos? How could you use Instagram?
    [Social Media] Blogger Outreach Software That Will Make You Do a Happy Dance
    Blogger outreach is a major part of many agencies’ social media offerings, and finding and managing relationships with bloggers is often a time-consuming, Sisyphean task that usually gets foisted upon junior team members who then spend dozens of hours on random Google searches and lame email pitches. Flickr image from slettvet. Let’s fix that. First, understand the 4 ways bloggers differ from reporters. This will help you think of the right type of bloggers for your outreach, and help. Click to read more » PR 2.0
    [Social Media] Eating Dog Food
    yielded to staff pressure last week, and committed resources to doing more with our Tenacity5 Media social media accounts. Why not engage in social before now? Plus I have developed a bad attitude towards social media boutiques — all talk and no experience. Quality marketing includes social as part of the overall strategy today, I don’t care what kind of business you have. Practicing what you preach was the very reason that I engaged in deep emersion with visual media through photography. We have to eat our own dog food here.
    [Social Media] Business Resolutions for 2013
    While I’m always game to travel for business reasons, the marketing and social media speaking circuits will see less of me next year… Unless people are willing to pay a significant fee. A new year is upon us, and like many others I have a few resolutions for my business and online life. In addition to discussing the environment more frequently , here are some of my goals: Less Travel. Last year was my worst travel year since 2009, doubling my normal road time. The impact on my family and personal exhaustion was significant. There is no new book to promote in 2013.
    [Social Media] Old-Fashioned Organic SEO Wins the Day After Google Penguin Update
    SMCHI-Setting Up Google Analytics WordPress Developed for our Social Media Club chapter by Rob Bertolf. SMCHI-Setting Up Webmaster Tools Developed for our Social Media Club chapter by Rob Bertolf. The latest Google search algorithm update (nicknamed Penguin) has moved strongly towards the long held principles of “organic seo.” ” Our company started building websites in 1996. After all, who cares about your site if no one can find it? In general, each of these major updates is to help Google answer real questions from its users. Keep reading!
    [Social Media] The Wisdom of ‘We’
    Social media is vital to our business today,” said Micarl Hill, the Mansion’s managing director. B2B communities influence social networks crowdsourcing google places hospitality reviews travel travelpod tripadvisor yelpMy column in BtoB magazine this month. Original here. The manager of the Mansion on Peachtree hotel in Atlanta has it pretty good these days. The Mansion is the top-rated hotel in the city on, with 163 reviews, nearly all of them five stars. It’s also got the staff hopping to maintain the coveted top position. Winnetu’s No.
    [Social Media] 7 new social networks your company should be monitoring
    If you ask most marketers or individuals they are up to their neck in social media and social networking sites. My response was sadly a lot more and if you manage a companies brand with various tools such as Argyle Social, Trackur, Radian6 [link] , Trackur and Radian6 get ready for more analytics products to integrate with some of the newer social networks and/or location-based services. Here are seven new social networking sites your brand should monitoring. Are you aware of or using any of the seven social networks above? Amplify. Sprouter.
    [Social Media] Monday Roundup: Making Connections
    IBM CEO points to social strategy with a twist. Why:  Mark Schaefer reviews IBM’s new strategy that includes a shift toward making meaningful connections with consumers via social media. Good morning! Today’s President’s Day here in the U.S. Anyone lucky enough to have a day off from work? Connections are an essential part of the human condition. Making the right connections can lead to big things… perhaps even the presidency! So this week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on just that: making connections. 1. 
    [Social Media] 2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers
    Get your social media education from the experts! You can’t go wrong with Facebook education when Mari Smith and Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner give it a thumbs up! What’s the best part about Black Friday and Cyber Monday online? Photo Credit: Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday Infographic by Exelate. Without further ado, here are some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bloggers and online marketers for 2012. This list will be updated as new deals are found, so stay tuned! Courses. Ebooks. Spend your holidays learning more about blogging!
    [Social Media] Bad Marketer, Naughty Marketer
    But now I was angry and pledged to deliver a SMBS (social media bitch slap) on the off-chance it occurred again. I’ve been in marketing communications since shortly after the earth cooled and I have seen a lot of poorly conceived advertising and marketing programs. But in today’s unstable market, I’m seeing some unstable marketing, too. For instance, about a month ago, I received a sort of desperate sounding note from a mortgage consultant that I didn’t know. So, even though he says he can reduce my monthly payment, why should I believe him? Guess what?
    [Social Media] Instagram announces acquisition, gains 10 million users
    Her bio is at the end of the article According to NPR News, the amount of users subscribing to the popular social media app, Instagram, has skyrocketed, only days after the company was bought by Facebook. The following is a post by Maria Rainier. According to recent reports from API, Instagram now has over 40. News facebook Instagram
    [Social Media] 7 Ways to Spot Amazing Freelance Writers
    If the stuff your potential freelancer writes tends to get shared a lot on Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social media sites, it indicates that he or she knows  how to engage readers. Image source. Freelance writers aren’t very hard to spot, but finding amazing freelancers can be something else entirely. It usually takes a lot of trial and error to find wordsmiths that suit your goals and business, and even then, they may disappoint in some areas. There are ways around this, though, that can save you time and money. Looking to generate more leads and sales in 2015?
    [Social Media] The 2012 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends Report Is Out
    Article posting and social media (excluding blogs) are the most popular tactics. Marketing Trends Social Marketing 2012 b2b content marketing benchmarks budgets and trends contnet marketing institute marketing profs research report content marketingThe Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs  second annual research report is out and as usual, both CMI and MarketingProfs have a great handle on what’s happening in the B-to-B space. It’s worth the read. Highlights include: Content marketing remains a top priority for marketers in 2012.
    [Social Media] Protect Your Reputation And You Need To Fix It
    Write a few blog posts, guest blog on another blog or two (or three or four), and create a few social media mentions. The best remedy for reputation management issues is not needing a remedy to begin with. If you perform excellence customer service, deliver a good product or service, and take care of your customers, then you will likely never need to fix your reputation from damage. However, sometimes things happen, so you should be prepared. If you do need to fix your reputation, then the best strategy is to be ready for it. Otherwise, your could end up with a worse reputation.
    [Social Media] How can Foursquare benefit B2B? « Wisdom London
    Follow Wisdom London on Twitter for more on social media, marketing, business and communications strategy. Share this: Reddit Share Facebook Email Print StumbleUpon Digg This entry was posted on July 25, 2010 at 1:26 pm and is filed under marketing strategy , social media with tags Foursquare , location-based marketing , social media , Starbucks , twitter , Whole Foods. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « Want to know what we’ve been up to in the last 6 months? Well, my take on this is, “sometimes&#.
    [Social Media] A Social Conversation About Social Conversations
    As someone whose blogged since the late 90’s, it’s been interesting to watch the medium evolve from simple text on a screen to full-on media rich experiences, not to mention seeing how social media has swallowed some of the mainstays that were previously exclusive to blogging. You Don’t Preempt a “Normal” Conversation, So Why Preempt a Social  One? Imagine if you could have a conversation as if you were in the same room as the other person – shouldn’t that be the goal of social conversations (interviews, Q&As, etc.)?
    [Social Media] Seth Godin Is Weird
    His latest book, We Are All Weird , is a blunt look at the end of mass media and what this all means to marketers still scrambling to save traditional advertising (hint: it ain't pretty). media hacks. online social network. social media 101. social media marketing. Episode #273 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Seth Godin is more than a Marketer's Marketer, he's quickly becoming a major book publisher that is making the other major book publisher's nervous. Enjoy the conversation.
    [Social Media] Semphonic Webinar 1/11/12 and Web Analytics Thoughts (Web Journal)
    Today (1/11/12) is the Semphonic Social Media Measurement Tools Webinar with Gary Angel, [.]. I like nice pictures and I’m starting this post with one of them (you’ll need to read to the bottom of the post to find out a little more). aaa aaa Just stop, and think about this diagram for a minute.  6Degree. 6DEGREE Semphonic Web Analytics 6Degree Gary Angel
  • SCOTT GOULD  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [Social Media] Another look at Scattering Seeds
    This is contrary to most internet and social media marketing which is purely about volume. Something that my social sales funnels make room for. 5NigmIlPr9k. If you can’t see the above video, click here , or watch it directly on YouTube. This is a quick clip of me on Tuesday 15th June in Helsinki, chatting about how Like Minds Conversation Helsinki came together. wanted to show it because I’ve having another thought about value vs volume and also about spreadability being like scattering seeds. Value vs Volume.
  • STAY N' ALIVE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011
    [Social Media] Selling is Dead - Free is the Newest Trend
    As organizer of Facebook Success Summit , which I presented last year and will be presenting again this year, and organizer of Social Media Examiner, he has a passionate audience that really produces strong and engaging conversations for everyone that his websites and social media properties touch. Their own website and their connection to social media websites, not paid advertising, is what made the sale. Technology social book reviewsNote from Jesse: I've always been impressed by the work of Mike Stelzner. He was right. You Don’t Believe Me.
    [Social Media] HEALING online with VIDEO
    Marketing on the Internet + Social Media sites. 1. Most Vmail purveyors allow full integration with your social networks to share on Youtube or Facebook, etc. There are millions of Healing Practitioners around the globe, with much to offer the world in terms of healing, training + moving forward, but many are struggling to put food on the table in these economic climes. They would do well to seek other marketing tools + platforms to get themselves into the world globally. So what should Practitioners consider in this economic climate ? 1. Where are things headed ? MOBILE.
  • TWITIP  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Social Media] How to Get More Retweet Action on Twitter
    Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip David Cantone @DavidCantone David Cantone is a blogger and an entrepreneur involved in social media and marketing 2.0. And finally, my best piece of advice: be a good twitter user , be social, actively engage your followers, build meaningful relationships and your retweets will skyrocket for sure. If you’re a good twitter user and you’re social, people will appreciate you and what you write.
    [Social Media] Moving Forward
    It has been a pleasure to work with WCG, and to be able to do so while writing Social Media Analytics [.]. While I have been known primarily online for my WebMetricsGuru blogging, for the past 14 months I was also working with the New York offices of WCG (a San Francisco based marketing communications company). Web Analytics WebMetricsGuru Inc
    [Social Media] Fetching Friday – 20 Marketing Links
    This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on You’ll just get one email a week on Fridays with one post about blogging, business, SEO, and social media. Social Media / Social Networking. How to Setup Social Media Discussion Groups for Business – How social media groups work for businesses and how you can benefit from them as both an owner and a member. Top Five on Friday. The Resources Mashup.
    [Social Media] Bye Bye Facebook, Bye Bye Twitter
    Six years on Facebook and three years on Twitter taught me a valuable lesson: social networking sites are about more than being social and can be the impetus for business, income, and relationships. My friends and followers on those sites, and you, dear reader, are encouraged to continue reading this blog for multiple articles on social media marketing every week. Please stick with me as I evolve in social media. -- Thank you for reading Bye Bye Facebook, Bye Bye Twitter at AriWriter. My accounts will remain active. Maybe a year. Who knows.
    [Social Media] The Social Obituary: Words That Last
    With more and more people of all ages participating within social media or having profiles on social networks the reality is everyone is creating stories and images for life. Social technology is quickly becoming the “wall of life’s expressions” and everyone is writing their life’s memoirs. While many see social technology as a new means to distribute advertisements the human network considers technology as a new means for sharing life. Our words are indeed our social obituary. We all know that someday we’ll die.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
    [Social Media] The Parables of Business
    The Parables of Business 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. Next week will see the release of the first Bonsai Interactive premium ebook, The Parables of Business. collection of stories and (as the title suggests) parables and old tales, the ebook looks at business from the eyes of storytelling, and how old tales can help us forge new mindsets. special discount code will be sent out with our newsletter when the ebook is released. Cheers!
    [Social Media] The Question of Context in Meaningless Data
    Given, that’s a pretty basic overview of what a typical social search/data mine comprises of – but it does show you how the data can be found, filtered and used. Example A – The Social Graph Data. Sending a new search spider out connects her social graph together and uncovers multiple conversations and images around her reminiscing. The Question of Context in Meaningless Data originally appeared on Danny Brown - Social Media | Marketing | Influence under a Creative Commons license. Insights big data social graph Instant relevance.
    [Social Media] Social Networking Taking the World by Storm
    If you did not think the social networking world had taken much of the world by storm in recent years, this week’s events here in the U.S. As Hurricane Irene barrels down on the Eastern seaboard this weekend, expect similar if not more social networking to occur. Among the tweets was this one from the Department of Justice – “Quake: Tell friends/family you are OK via text, email and social media ( @twitter & Stats Back up Social Networking Emergence. are a perfect example. Tweeting and Sharing. Avoid calls.&#. Socialnomics
    [Social Media] B-to-B: Quality Lead Nurturing Leads to 70% More Sales
    How are you Moving Social Media Leads Into Your Sales Funnel? In the B-to-B market where sales cycles can be much longer and complex to several factors, many leads are given up on if they aren’t ready to buy when your salesmen call. We need to focus on quality not quantity of leads. According to the Albertson Performance Group quality nurturing will lead to 70% more sales than no nurturing. Nurturing keeps you top of mind, builds credibility, solves prospect’s problems and positions you as an expert. Illustration from the Albertson Performance Group.
    [Social Media] The Age of The “Synthesizers”
    With so much knowledge being distributed through social media everyday what is it that helps us assimilate knowledge into meaningful use? Our interest vary at any moment and the variables that influence our interest are primarily education (knowledge), relationships (people) and media (online and off). Social media impacts our education and our learning ecosystems. Read both these definitions again and then thunk about what people are doing using social media. Knowledge is not useful unless it has meaning to us and meaning comes from relevance.
    [Social Media] Designing a Social Employee Pilot Program by @mnburgess #SocBizChat #SocBiz
    Topic: The Social Employee. Last year, I had the privilege of delivering a talk called “The Rise of the Social Employee” at TEDx Navesink (@tedxnavesink). In the speech, I followed ideas first presented in our book The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill, 2013), co-written by myself and Cheryl Burgess (@CKBurgess). Where once all communications came from a combination of the top brass and the marketing department, social tools have made individual employees more visible than ever—and more likely to be heard. The social employee is this voice of authenticity. Develop.
    [Social Media] What the Changing World of PR Means to Today’s Organizations
    Last week was an interesting week in the high-tech, social media, Internet geek world. And  rage on the social networks  helped get the NFL referees back to work. No more media impressions and advertising equivalencies. First, Twitter is trying to figure out how to clean up its act, have a consistent brand, and make money, so it’s  shutting out third-party app developers. Then, Justin Timberlake announced  a new MySpace , taking advantage of the hits Facebook has had on Wall Street. Never before have we had so little control…and so much control. PR Today.
    [Social Media] Defining Your Keywords
    Social media. Today’s guest post is written by Molli Megasko. For those of you who write content for Yahoo! you’ve probably received the new “ Yahoo! Style Guide : The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World.”. If you don’t, then this is a great beginners’ guide for writing online (blogs, websites, enewsletters, keywords, SEO, etc.). The book covers writing for an online audience, user-interface, managing mechanics, resources, and so on. Create Your Keywords Foundation. Public relations firm. Now comes the fun part. 
    [Social Media] All Apologies
    Social Media actually makes communications a whole lot trickier. While there's no saying that the lawsuits won't happen regardless, the way a corporation is structured and the way the legal system works forces a very non-Social Media approach to happen. If they stumble, if they try to hide the facts, if they start hiding behind those lawyers and senior management mumbo jumbo, Social Media shall set them free (and not in a good way). social media. What else should I be? All apologies. As a consumer, it seems simple enough: apologize. Wrong.
    [Social Media] Set Your Talents Free
    Related Stories Opening Day, Opening Weekend, and Launch – Friday Flutterings Fix the Part to Fill the Whole BuzzSumo – Search Engine for Finding Content, Keywords, Influencers, and Social 3 Tips to Engage and Serve With Social Media. Some business owners are creative types, Not always behind a counter or desk. Wanting to show their talents and tools, Needing more than simply words to express. Maybe it’s the sound of four-on-the-floor , or how to put pencil to card. Sometimes it can be a project really super duper big. And set your talents free.
    [Social Media] Revolt? Day 2, Another Fail Dominates Front Page
    Tags: Propeller Social Freshness social media fail
    [Social Media] The Case Against Facebook As A Community Platform
    percent; Starbucks, often lauded as a social media leader, is 1.3 People get upset when you claim Facebook is a bad community platform.    But the case is compelling. Lets look at some figures.    Of Coca-Cola's 34 million fans, only 56,000 are active (0.2 percent of the total). Disney's engagement is.03 percent; and McDonald's doesn't register (only about 3,900 fans can be considered active). Compared to offline engagement, these numbers represent a relatively small percentage of active consumers. Yet, this is misleading. doubt it.
  • DIGIGEN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010
    [Social Media] Real Life, Real Time: The Blind Camera
    Dan on A New Focus on Social Business Strategy. Real Life, Real Time is a lovely description of this camera which allows you to press a red button to take a photo as you would like any other camera. The neat twist on this is the fact that the camera will then present you with an image which has been uploaded by someone else at that moment in time on the web. absolutely love the idea of this although slightly freaked by whatever photo could end up being delivered to your phone. I am presuming there is some filter, I pray there is some filter. Have a read here.
    [Social Media] Privacy is Not Dead: Three Tools that Provide User Control
    view social media as a  revolution in interpersonal communication technology. The people at the forefront of social media have about the same percentage of completely private profiles. Social media marketing could become completely different. There might be a dearth of public data, potentially ruining business models based on analytics and social media marketing. What if the majority of social content is not public for brands to monitor sentiment? Notice the word marketing is not in that statement. Or read your personal email?
    [Social Media] Blog Mastery Weekend Assignment #9 – Commenting Mistakes That Make You Look Like a Schmuck
    After reviewing over 4,800 comments on Pushing Social, I’ve developed a pretty sensitive ear for bullsh*t artists and attention moochers.  On the other end, there are some excellent bloggers who make little mistakes that kill their reputation and test the “host’s” patience. Although I hate sounding like the social media etiquette police, there are several faux pas to watch out for: 1. Extend don’t Echo :  Pushing Social commenters rock because they often add a new angle or perspective to my posts. H ow are you using comments to attract readers to your blog? wink}.
    [Social Media] 10 Things Epic Copywriters Do
    If a copywriter is scared to ask for a lead conversion or social share, their content won’t drive much results. Your sales-driven skill set should include the ability to write a powerful call-to-action, social media posts, landing page copy, and SEO-optimized web pages. 6. If you don’t have a demonstrated track record of building a social following and creating engaging content for the web, you’ll struggle to gain employment or clients. 9. Image source. The world’s greatest copywriters aren’t just writers. Investigative Research.
    Home About Services Social Media Speaking-Training LMA Contact Subscribe Myrland Marketing Minutes Strategic Social Media: Making Social Media Make Sense WHAT PROBLEMS DO YOU SOLVE? David said that if you are going to pitch media on a story, be prepared to answer the question, “What problems do you solve for your customer?&# know I should be using the social web to market my practice but how do I cut through the clutter, noise and disruption? The problems I love to solve also involve your passion for social media.
    [Social Media] Updates + Holidays = Crashed Website
    Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Updates + Holidays = Crashed Website January 11, 2009 by Taylor Marek Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and New Years! I’m finally back on track writing. Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. What I thought would be a simple update from wordpress 2.5 to 2.7 on my site turned into a couple weeks of error messages. See you tomorrow (or later in the day if I decide to write another post )!
    [Social Media] But I thought this stimulus package was supposed to help!
    Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me But I thought this stimulus package was supposed to help! Oh, don’t even get me started on that path. I’ll let my tweets say it all (be sure to read these in order): [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] If you haven’t already read this post, please do: [link] Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. Was I wrong in thinking this? Did we do something worse? Yup, it seems we killed the market.
    [Social Media] On the End of the Podcast Peer Awards
    Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me On the End of the Podcast Peer Awards February 24, 2009 by Taylor Marek Yes, it is true. You will find this article, as well as any podcasting article over at my premium site, [link] Here is the link: [link] Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. What youve just read are some insights hes gleaned so far. 150) I was bought by Mashable! · Disclosure Log in
    [Social Media] Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts September 21 – 27, 2014
    ConverStations blog posts you may have missed this week: Same World Different Lens (Thoughtography) Making Connections Like a Railroad Freelancing to Supplement Your Business Loyalty Programs Build More Than Just Business Cloud Computing: Making the Move Without Fear The Most Useful Promotional Products in a B2B Environment How Social Media Can Drive Traffic and Sales How to Craft the Perfect Social Media Strategy: Day-to-Day SmallBizTracks Daily Podcasts you many have missed this week: SBTD 73:  Always Room for One More Good One SBTD 74:  Should I Launch a Loyalty Program?
    [Social Media] Week in Review July 20 – 26, 2014: Posts and Podcasts
    Social Media for Small Business – Pros and Cons. Related Stories Social Media for Small Business – Pros and Cons Hacking Isn’t All Negative – Think Like MacGyver The Customers Love Cheese Week in Review July 20 - 26: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts. The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. Your Face is a Conversation Station.
    [Social Media] Resonate – New Sound Tool to Spark Your Creativity at Work!
    Similar Posts: China: The Most Popular Social Networks. China: The State of Social Media. The page is blank. Just as your mind. The only thing that concerns you is how you will make your deadline. What do you do? You could turn the radio on and hope to hear an inspirational song, or you could log on to Resonate and listen to music that inspires people in the same business as you. Ad Age and Spotify have joined together and made a new platform for communities. When you have signed up and made a profile you are able to create playlists based on themes, moods and situations.
    [Social Media] The State of Facebook
    Every time the social media giant rolls out a new product, feature, or statistic, the world’s news sites make sure you know about it within minutes.  Summer months are typically a slower month for social media sites as college students cram for finals and change into their summer routines.  It could also be that Facebook has finally hit its saturation point.  While they are large, important countries that adopted the social network early on, Facebook is incredibly popular all around the world.  Credit. million.  Could this be the end for Facebook’s growth? 
    [Social Media] I Still Believe
    In the 3 years or so that I’ve been working in and around social media specifically, I’ve seen some amazing things happen. I’ve been in awe of the implications, the changes, the subtle shifts (and the not so subtle) that have been happening in the way we communicate with one another, be it business or personal. Controversy catches eyes, and it’s all the rage right now to, well, rage against the machine that is social media. jeanniecw I myself am sick of hearing about the “death&# of everything from social media to the Internet at large.
    [Social Media] How To Automate Twitter Without Looking Like an Idiot
    Raise funds for the WAA-Chicago Scholarship Program. I did some research on  what others are doing around automation , what  ratio of our posts are appropriate to automate ,  what tools are needed to make it work, and some industry social media metric benchmarks  for success/failure context. One key finding I saw repeatedly was that up to 80% of a brand’s social mix can and should be curated content that your audience will find useful. For one that has 5 minutes/day to spend on social media? AUTOMATE IN FAVOR OF ENGAGEMENT – this post will show you how.
    [Social Media] Snapping at Synapses: Why Digital Death Sucks
    Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Snapping at Synapses: Why Digital Death Sucks December 4th, 2010 Tweet I know I said yesterday that I couldn’t find the words to adequately express my thoughts about the “Digital Death&# campaign, but I just couldn’t help myself. Mainstream media reacted, by and large, with a yawn. Blink The thing with social networks, particularly one such as Twitter, is that the streams move so fast, you barely notice someone’s absence.
    [Social Media] Personal Online Reputation Just Got Easier Thanks to Google
    Here’s how to push the bad results down and boost your own positive results: Fill Out Social Media Profiles : Make sure all of your social media public profiles look professional and show the person you want others to see. Fill in all available fields for each profile and set up something with as many social media channels as you can. Use LinkedIn : LinkedIn is there for professional networking and creating a professional profile in a social way. Luckily for many people, Google solved the problem for them recently. You Were Arrested for What?
    [Social Media] Quality Thinking Time at Defrag
    If you're serious about the topics we discuss here—social media, analytics, intelligence, and everything else that matters—you should be in Broomfield, Colorado for Defrag. We can do a social media analysis meetup on the 16th. Do you have your calendar handy? What are you doing November 17th and 18th? After last year, it's at the absolute top of my conference list for the year, and it should be on yours, too. This year's agenda is all over our topics. Plus, I get to speak this time. Considering the quality of the Defrag crowd, it's an amazing opportunity.
    [Social Media] Age of Conversation 3: Time To Get Busy!
     Social media is all about the stories. This This tale could never have happened without the technology of the Internet, the culture of social media and the generosity of over 100 people from all over the globe. . It is also a case study that reinforces that social media does create real and sustaining relationships. In 2007, they asked people active in social media to write 1 page. This social media book is divided into 10 sections: 1. Pitching Social Media. 8. No one would make a penny. Influence. 3.
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