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  • TWITIP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010
    [Social Media] Start Dating your Twitter Followers – Back to the Basics of.
    Social media, perhaps? It’s quite amazing how people stray away from the fact that you need to always be building relationships, especially in social media. If you put good work and value into it, you will develop a bond with the other person in social media. Together we can change the way marketers and businesses use Twitter and social media as a whole. and mixed marketing communications firm based in Southwest Florida. The same can be said about businesses and their relationships with consumers and how you communicate with them.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
    [Social Media] Facebook Admits to News Feed Experiment Meant to Control Emotions
    Recently, some social media users have been in an uproar after Facebook admitted to carrying out a secret experiment in which the news feeds of more than 600,000 users were filtered to see if those individuals would have differing emotions based upon what they saw on the screen. Facebook, like other social media websites, has terms and conditions that users must agree with before getting permission to use the site. Facebook Featured Guest Post News Nugget Offbeat Social Networks Spotlight Tip of the Day Emotions The opposite was also found to be true.
    [Social Media] Repurpose Traditional Media for Digital Environments
    Many brands struggle to integrate traditional media with interactive environments. In particular, social media can challenge entrepreneurs and marketers. Here are three easy tips to repurpose traditional media for digital environments: 1) Take Photos in Physical Locations. You can use a photo sharing service like Instagram and cross post across major social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Do you have suggestions to bridge traditional to integrated media? Marketing ad annual report integrate Location logo marketing online photos social stories
    [Social Media] What is Conversion Rate Optimization?
    Eric Wyatt writes on internet marketing and social media. Every online business watches certain statistics about its website like a hawk. website is designed to facilitate transactions, whether they involve purchasing products from the site itself or being redirected to another site. These transactions are a measurable variable that can be studied statistically. Each transaction represents a successful transition from visitor to customer. This transition is known as a “conversion.&# Every conversion can be tallied and measured against the total number of visitors. Takeaway.
    [Social Media] Who is the Social Customer?
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Who is the Social Customer? View Comments June 24th, 2010 You might have heard that Social CRM is all around developing strategies around the “social customer&#.  But, what exactly is a social customer and what do brands need to know about interacting with her?  Rushing into social computing initiatives without clearly defined benefits for both the company and the customer will be the biggest cause of failure.&# ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    [Social Media] #LinkedIn GSK2014 was a Blast
    We have a truly passionate group of people evangilizing social selling to the world. The event was closed out with some breakout sessions. I was in the Global Enterprise Marketing session where the keynote was done by Brian Solis one of the people I highly respect in the space of social business thought leadership. wasn’t expecting it but I won an award for Marketing Innovation for the work I have done building social marketing at LinkedIn. I was actually in shock when I realized I was getting the award. Finally met some of my LinkedIn social media buddies.
    [Social Media] These Blog Posts Always Get Noticed
    That made sense because I really wasn’t all that passionate about copywriting.  I was passionate about how social media could be pushed to achieve huge goals.  I used that passion to infuse my next project with all the drama I could muster. I couldn’t crack the code. Copy Junkie, my second attempt at blogging, was failing fast. Even though the blog was packed with information and tips they were getting ignored.  Copy Junkie still sucked wind. remember staring at my screen muttering – “What the hell am I doing wrong?” Their civilization has been nuked. 
    [Social Media] Smear Tactics: Great for BBQ, but PR? Not So Much
    Here’s what The Daily Beast had to say about this, as they call it, “skirmish&# : “At issue in this latest skirmish is a Google tool called Social Circle, which lets people with Gmail accounts see information not only about their friends but also about the friends of their friends, which Google calls ‘secondary connections.’ He does social media management for @ KimberMedia and teaches for @ bgckids. I remember the foul quite clearly. Though I’m not sure those are even legal to give in 8 th Grade boys’ “B&# team basketball.
    [Social Media] When Your Five Year Old Son Asks If You’re Not Happy With Him
    When Your Five Year Old Son Asks If You’re Not Happy With Him originally appeared on Danny Brown - there's more to life than social media - all rights reserved. The other day, my five year old son Ewan came up to me, looked me in the eye, and asked me if I was happy with him. This was after I’d told him off a little earlier for not listening and continuing to play with his toys after I’d asked him to clean up with Salem, his three year old sister. So then we get into the back and forth that I’m sure any parent must recognize: Me: Clean up, please.
    [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] The Fight for the Future of Influencer Analytics
    The first forays into trying to account for offline influence, using Wikipedia pages and mentions as an important signal (since they are harder to fake and game than most social media). Significant increases in transparency, as a new social interactions ticker shows what you published and who it impacted. That is true, and I can look at the analytics from my Buffer and Argyle Social accounts to prove it. disclosure: I am an investor in Plexus Engine and Buffer, and Argyle Social is a sponsor of this site). Fair enough. Very easy to use. Nobody. Thanks all.
    [Social Media] Preventative Maintenance is Good Practice
    Along with your inventory audits, a content audit of your website or a profile audit of you social media profiles is a smart practice of your online properties. A crew outside my office recently came by and did some caulking, tweaking, and general fixing-up outside. They’d been working around the building for several days. When I asked one of them if this was planned maintenance or condition-based maintenance, he answered, “Both.” ” Preventative Maintenance is the kind of work done prior to something breaking. Consider leaving a comment! Small Business
    [Social Media] Happy Birthday to Me from Jack Bauer
    Everyone knows I am a bit of a social media “noob” as the pups call it these days.  I do have a Facebook page, and occasionally I’ll post.  Today’s guest post is written by Jack Bauer. It’s my birthday and Mr. D thought it would be funny to have Jack Bauer “write” today’s blog post. So, um, here it is. . Hello, my name is Jack Bauer. The rumors are true. love food. Technically, I believe our definitions of “food” may be slightly different, but that’s not why I took time out from my hectic daily schedule to write my first post on Spin Sucks. She rocks.
    [Social Media] The Red Ocean Strategy of Miming Top Bloggers
    It is usually followed by a long tail of similar voices that compete on many common aspects — types of content (text), topic (for example, social media marketing), customer (marketing managers), format (blog), and delivery (reader or social networks). With estabished loyal readers and word of mouth mechanisms in place (social network followings and RSS subscriber bases), top bloggers are almost impossible to unseat. A new marketing voice who wanted to break in and create a perception of thought leadership might feel overwhelmed. Image by hueystar. It is unique.
    [Social Media] Mobile Stats You Need To Know: @Adfonic @IBM & @BIAKelsey
    Revenue from local digital advertising continues to rise, driven by social advertising and local search. According to the report, several local media segments, such as mobile search and online video, are on target to exceed this overall growth rate. Jed Williams, program director for social local media at  BIA/Kelsey , commented: “If you look at the overall growth of mobile social advertising, it has the most explosive or volatile growth of all of the various components of social advertising.”. Online sales on Thanksgiving grew by 17.4 SOURCE: [link].
    [Social Media] Brands Pretending To Be Human
    Social media has fueled a race for humans being chased by clones. Brands are pretending to be human by using social media to personalize their brand message. Because of the rise of social media by millions of consumers where users go, marketers will follow. But can a brand become human using social media? They use tricks and gimmicks distributed through social media channels trying to attract and trap humans into spending. Social Media Fuels The Chase. We pretended to be whatever our imagination wanted us to be.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
    [Social Media] In A World Of Digital Vertigo
    Andrew Keen built the popular in 1995 (during the dot com boom) but has since moved on to become a media pundit. Most recently, he released his second book, Digital Vertigo - How Today's Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing and Disorienting Us. His first book, Cult Of The Amateur - How The Internet Is Killing Our Culture , raised more than a few eyebrows for its contrarian view on the Internet, culture and social media. I've been following Keen for a long while, so I was thrilled that he agreed to have a digital media throwdown. blogging.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Social Media] Don’t Ignore SEO Strategy in Favor of Content
    From the mom-and-pop coffee shop to the global pharmaceutical giant, everyone’s using content and social media to reach and convert their core audiences. By Tara Geissinger. Content marketing has taken the business world by storm. The problem is, many businesses are letting their search engine optimization efforts suffer in the process. mean, it’s time consuming to pump out all of that content on a regular basis, right? If your SEO strategy is stale, it’s going to limit your visibility in the search engines.  SEO Strategy: Identify Your Most Important Keywords.
    [Social Media] Living In The Social Era
    Most recently, she published a new book, 11 Rules For Creating Value In The Social Era , and it's a fantastic read. In this episode, we discuss her new book and other insights about social media, social business and the future of making money. online social network. social media. Tags: 11 rules for creating value in the social era. She is an author ( The New How ), a corporate director and a great speaker on business and innovation. Enjoy the conversation. advertising podcast. blogging. brand. business book. david usher. digital marketing.
    [Social Media] IBMer @EthanMCC Talks @SocialEmployee w/ @CKBurgees plus @tamicann video at #IBMConnect #socbiz #IBM
    It seems as if there’s always something exciting going on at IBM, which of course is one of the main reasons we were so excited to profile their culture of engaged IBMers in our book The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill, 2013). During our research for the book, one of the IBMers with whom we spoke extensively was Ethan McCarty (@ EthanMCC ), whose “bag of marbles” metaphor captured our imaginations as we were writing and heavily influenced our vision of what the social employee was all about. See what others are saying about The Social Employee and order your copy today!
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Social Media] What the Top 10 Blogs in Content Marketing Are Doing That You Probably Aren’t
    Don’t bother with a company blog when you can build just as much traction on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media outlets. Sure, their sites are also dotted with social media icons, but priority #1 is on getting someone to hand over their coveted contact information. Think about it: our daily activity has oscillated a lot over the past 5 years when it comes to how active we are on any given social platform. I f you want to have one of the most-read blogs in all of content marketing, the formula is actually pretty simple. All you have to do?
    [Social Media] Students and Graduates: Got LinkedIn?
    Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search Got LinkedIn? twitter organize spam Students technology trust Twitter Proud to be featured on Social Media Informer The what and why How can I help you leverage social media and networking for your business or career?
    [Social Media] Mobile Businesses need to be More Social
    Social Media Spreads the Word. In the event you have not already thought of this, social media is a great means to spread the word. having a social presence to tout your mobile app is a win-win situation. The same holds true with Google+, as that social medium is now ranked second only to Facebook as far as its member numbers. As more businesses find the worth in having mobile apps, getting more social about it only makes sense. If your business has a mobile app presence, get more social about it in 2014. Photo credit:
    [Social Media] The Worthwhile Law Blog: How To Create Engaging Content For Clients, Not Lawyers
    Turn to other social media avenues to promote your content and grow your following. Suddenly, all of your social media efforts just got a whole lot easier! Blogging seems to be an unavoidable phenomenon these days, especially for businesses. Only a few years ago, no business wanted to waste it’s time creating blog posts…and most consumers didn’t want to waste their time reading them. Today, however, things have changed. Blogs are not only followed, shared, and commented on, but they also play a major role in your company’s search engine optimization (or SEO) efforts.
    [Social Media] Deep dive on Social CRM at the ASAE Technology Conference
    And this year, I’m even more energized about #Tech11. I’ll be facilitating a deep dive on Social CRM for Associations on Thursday, 12/8, starting at 8:30am. Deep dive means that we will actually have a good chunk of time together as a group to have meaningful thinking and conversations about how social media intersects with membership management. And, when it comes to the integration of social technologies into existing association tech, I anticipate that this session will set the agenda for the next year. Presentations Social CRM and ROI ASAE Tech11
    [Social Media] Guest post: Learning the Ropes: Perspectives from an SEO newbie
    Guest post: Learning the Ropes: Perspectives from an SEO newbie was written by Cendrine Marrouat for her social media blog, Creative Ramblings. The following is a guest post by Ellie Sans. For more information on Ellie, scroll down the article. As a newcomer to digital marketing I was amazed at the amount of information available on the subject of SEO. The number of blogs, forums, business and tool sites offering advice is huge, so it’s not hard [.] Guest Posts Tips Marty Weintraub Rand Fishkin search engine optimization SEO
    [Social Media] 3 blogging tools worth exploring
    What social media tools are a must for business? A BackTweets’ email (click to see full size). This handy tool ( ) tracks any and all tweets that drive back to your blog, whether they mention you, your blog’s name or even your URL. That’s right — if they use a shortened URL, you’ll still get the info. I’ve subscribed by e-mail (it was free) so that every day, I get a simple report that shows all the tweets that drove people to my blog.  I get a better sense of what topics draw more attention and sharing.
    [Social Media] Tangential Innovation Communities
    In an earlier article (Cluster Funk) I argued that Industrial clusters can lead to stagnation, vulnerability to external shocks, and the erosion of social capital. The system is naturally diversified and inoculated against stagnation, shocks and silos; if one industry encounters hardship, people and capacity can shift easily to another industry preserving knowledge and expanding social networking benefit while the damaged industry heals or dies off. Corporations may not like this idea, but social networks should. Make it up as you go along. Why compete when you can collude?
    [Social Media] Why Your Content Marketing Team Needs to Act Like a Rock Band
    Jason Miller is the Senior Content Marketing Manager at LinkedIn , where he leads the global content marketing and social efforts for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. Paul Stanley (guitar) = Social Media. Tweetable Moments The answer is not more content. It’s more relevant content. JasonMillerCA Tweet This. He is also the author of the Amazon #1 Best Selling Book, Welcome to the Funnel. In  Welcome to the Funnel , and in life, Jason advocates for content marketing teams to be put together like rock bands, specifically KISS … 1. Entertaining, out there in front. 2.
    [Social Media] The Importance of Now
    With more than 16 years of communications experience, Narciso Tovar is a principal of Big Noise Communications , a PR + Social Media agency that runs on Method + Moxie.  He is both a teacher & student in external communications and social media, serving as a mentor and sponge as new ideas are developed, and shares his thoughts on Method + Moxie.  And then it happened. I saw a five-piece band from Indiana with remarkable showmanship, matching outfits, fun (to me) hair and one of the catchiest tunes I had heard in my “long” five years of age. Dance.
    [Social Media] Klout Hits 100 Million Scores. Now When Is Google Going to Buy Them?
    There are dozens of quality indexes of social media influence out there, but Klout has separated itself out as the leader over the last year. Those people who are ordinary in every way other than that their messages and content are amplified through social media – those are the people that many businesses want to reach. The real goal is to take their relatively-accurate social media influence algorithm and database of information and sell it. Social Influence google klout social influenceIt makes sense. That big fish will be Google.
    [Social Media] Upcoming Public Relations Trends For 2014
    More and more social audiences are driving the visibility of company messaging. This means traditional media pitching methods are not going to be as effective and PR professionals will need to be creating different types of content that can be shared across all of these social media platforms. You will continue to find yourself pitching influencers and bloggers rather than traditional media reporters. The year 2014 will bring about some new trends in all facets of business, but public relations in particular will continue to see rapid changes. link].
    [Social Media] When Everyone has a Coupon, They Will Innovate
    Coupled with social media, a coupon can be leveraged to influence the behavior of whole communities in extraordinary ways.   The ability to manipulate coupon values is tantamount to the ability to manipulate the value of money itself. Ownership is a cornerstone of all forms of Capitalism, including Social Capitalism. This will be the convergent force that strengthens community ties and introduces huge opportunities for social entrepreneurs to create new value. This influence is what makes a discount coupon very powerful and extremely valuable. The Domino Effect.
    [Social Media] Why Are You Terrible at Marketing?
    There are no links associated with social media on any of the coupons. I need to rant. picked up a local magazine while hanging out in a store yesterday… It had a ton of different advertisers within the local magazine. You know… the new restaurant, local business, or car garage that has a sale… a ton of coupons from local businesses…spreading their message and products across the city. There is only one problem with the hundred (or so) ads/coupons in the magazine and newspaper… and even billboards. Any ideas?
    [Social Media] A Look at the Future of Publishing, from 2003
    The Weekly Letter covers topics such as: How you can use Social Media today to get more business. From Steven Pressfield What It Takes: Last Year’s Model. friend of mine is a business consultant. damn good one too. About ten years ago we went out for a couple of beers so that he could ask me my opinions about the state of the book publishing business. He wanted to know where I thought it was heading. What global strategic initiatives would I recommend he investigate for a “blue sky” presentation he was putting together? It was 2003. Read the whole article. Think about that.
    [Social Media] An Interview with Klout. Do You Love It or Hate It?
    Klout believes influence can be measured, “by one’s ability to drive action,” on social networks. Randy: Considering Klout relies wholly on social media presence, and doesn’t measure other Internet influence, what would you say to those who believe determining influence by this method alone is baloney? Megan Berry, Marketing Manager for Klout – “the standard for influence ,” kindly agreed to answer a few questions, which are included in this post. But first, I should explain — I use Klout. I’m an advocate, which doesn’t mean I agree with everything they do. non-topics?
    [Social Media] Are You A Business Or A Media Company?
    He says you should do four things to reach your audience : Communicate through traditional media (and I would add, especially if you are marketing locally) Use Digital New Media (a euphemism for online news sources) Develop your own media platforms Spread your content through social media If you follow that advice, then that would make your business a media company – and I say, what’s wrong with that? media company. We’ve talked about social media so much that I think you know how I feel about that.
    [Social Media] Sample Proposals for RootsTech Presentations - Which Would You Choose?
    The focus will be on Social Media. have a few ideas - what else do you think would be interesting in terms of interesting uses of social media for family history? would talk about ways to help Google recognize individual ancestor records better, and ways to help Google and other search engines traverse the social connections available for each family history record on the internet. I''m putting together a proposal for a presentation or two at RootsTech , a conference put on by around family history technologies. What do you think?
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
    [Social Media] 10 Rules for Real Life Social Networking
    image: roach-family ] Related articles How to Ineffectively Network Online ( Why Hide your Social Media Presence? Social Media Friends … with Benefits 3 Simple Social Media Lessons from the Bronx Zoo Cobra. Content Distribution Building Community Business Business card Business networking Facebook Hashable LinkedIn relationships Social network TwitterY ou probably already have Tammy Portnoy’s business card. In fact, she was likely at the event you went to last month. She’s been called a networking demon, and it’s true.
    [Social Media] How to Avoid Starting a “Me-Too” Blog
    The inspiring teen counselor killing herself trying to teach social media. You have rare and valuable skills and experiences. The word “talent” is a good shorthand for these rare and valuable assets. Your success as a content creator depends on your ability to: Recognize your talents and. Use these talents to benefit your readers. Think for a moment. What unique skills do you have? What experiences have you had that give you a unique perspective? It took about 6 months until he realized that: He wrote posts he hated. He ran webinar training that bored the heck out of him. Do it.
    [Social Media] Hangout on Air: Focusing on Your Blog's Landing Page : Blogger.
    Social media. Blogger Xpertise. Blogger sites that go beyond the basic template, showing you how to make your Blogger site just as amazing. About Us. Portfolio Pieces. Blogger Tips. Hangouts on Air. Submitted Questions. Opinion Pieces. Templates. Contact Us. Follow by Email. Subscribe To. Posts. Posts. Comments. Comments. Google+ Followers. Upcoming Events. Join us for our free weekly Hangout On Air event called the Friday Request Line, providing Blogger discussion, assistance, and helpful suggestions. Register to join us on November 16 at 2:00pm EST. Search This Blog. Loading.
    [Social Media] On My Reddit Birthday, I Contemplate Why More People Don’t Know
    Social media is my life – I help businesses and organizations with strategies on Facebook and Twitter with the goal of teaching them that social media is more about listening than broadcasting. Reddit has been my daily escape for a long time. I use it to laugh. I use it to learn. I’ve always said that if social media sites could have their average users take IQ tests, Reddit would win by double-digits. Today is my 2nd Reddit birthday. should be happy, but I’m not. Why in the world don’t more people know about the site? Reddit
  • INBLURBS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Social Media] The Number ONE Inbound Marketing Success Secret is Content
    Companies that publish content online in their corporate blog and social media make them self more visible to their target audience. Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing are indexing the content which is distributed online through social media and increase the chances for a company to get found when potential customers looking for products and services they also have to offer. It is no secret that companies who publish valuable content on the web get more attention from their existing and potential customers. — HOW-TO’S. — WHITPAPERS. — BLOG!
    [Social Media] The 7 Deadly Sins Of Digital Marketing In 2014
    Thinking that social media is the same as direct response. Social media is an amazing place to connect, inform, build community, deliver superior customer service, to speak to consumers in a human voice and much more. Social media is not about making something go viral (though, that''s an awesome outcome). Social media is an opportunity for every brand to connect, share and create in the curation and publishing of both original content and third-party relevant content to build consumers into a state of influencers. social media.
    [Social Media] Service Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word
    Even social media isn’t immune to this malaise – look at the thousands of unhappy Facebook users when the company changes its front-end without asking users what they thought first? Years ago, I led a customer service team for a well-known telecommunications company in the UK. Despite its size, one thing that was always drummed into us was that no matter what the problem, have empathy with the customer and acknowledge that any verbal attacks are aimed at the company, not us. It did the trick. We knew that our company wasn’t perfect – which one is? Again, it worked.
    [Social Media] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & HDR Skies
    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 The 100 Blogs You Need In Your Life – 100 blogs on entrepreneurship, blogging, Internet marketing, social media, SEO, niche sites, freelancing, affiliate marketing, and other topics to help you achieve the goal of leaving work behind. Social Media / Social Networking. So how do you get people to share you content across the social web? The Resources Mashup. Freelancing.
    [Social Media] Xobni is awesome
    Besides making it easy to track down emails and find attachments that you knew were sent and cant remember where you filed it, the app now lets you see social network profiles for the contact just based on their email address. Here are some of my favorite social Archives Categories Blogroll October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 Notice : wp_list_cats is deprecated since version 2.1! How NOT to use your Social Media Marketing Manager!
    [Social Media] Google Voice Now Included in Gmail
    Author: Koka Sexton Comments: 0 comments Date: 25 Aug 2010 Categories: Geek Break , Social Media , Technology Tags: Added Bonus , Business Line , Business Phone , Cell Phone , Google , interface , International Calls , New Business , Phone Calls , Voice Mail , Voice Number Getting pumpkins with the boy. (@ Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm) [link] Recent comments Koka Sexton dot Com: [.] or Geotracking services are picking up steam and in my post about Foursquare, Gowalla and Yelp I was still sifting Koka Sexton dot Com: [.] How NOT to use your Social Media Marketing Manager!
    [Social Media] Are you Using Influence Marketing to Connect with your Target Audience?
    In today’s world where social media has become an integral part of our overall marketing plans, we can’t rely solely on the old standby of the Four P’s – Product, Price, Promotion and Place. We now have to learn how to manage and measure the brand influencers in social media marketing. Marketing Tips Marketing Tools Social Marketing danny brown influence marketing measuring brand influencers sam fiorella He concludes that by incorporating the M’s and the P’s, we’ll be better serving the customer. Who is the influence?
    [Social Media] 3 Facebook Tips to Protect Your Privacy
    Facebook, one of the fastest growing social networks, has become one of the fastest growing forums for embarrassing photos, awkward wall posts and uncomfortable sharing. If you can’t avoid that, at least make yourself aware of the settings available on all social sites to protect your privacy. This entry was posted on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 9:00 am and is filed under Marketing Tips , Social Marketing. How Do You Measure Social Media Success? Would you show your boss those pictures from last weekend or your opinion about the new office policy ? Thanks.
    [Social Media] Weekly Letter – Enhancing the Sales Process
    The Weekly Letter covers topics such as: How you can use Social Media today to get more business. Volume 2, Number 2. Do you sell anything online? Then the next question is, are you upselling based on that sale? (If your answer was no, then give me a call at. 603-287-1864 and we will set up an appointment. to get your business online.). What is the process that you use to complete the original sale and set your new customer up for additional purchases of products and services from your business? Yours should work in a similar way. Here is an example from my own product line.
    [Social Media] Who You Should Be Online
    In an industry that is centered around building relationships, real estate is a prime candidate for social media success. The value in social media comes from connections made. Here are a few tips based on my social media successes and failures: 1. When I started in social media, my first folly was in strategy: I wanted to be a guru of everything Maui real estate-related. Be social. Social media is a two-way/group conversation, not an advertisement platform. Discover more articles on new and emerging media.
    [Social Media] Will Pinterest Go Public?
    It’s no secret that Pinterest has been steadily gaining steam in the social sphere for the past year or so. Now the once-budding social “scrapbooking” site looks to be taking the next major step toward Internet superstardom. Although we’re naturally inclined to judge as spectators to this vast, social landscape, it may not be fair to compare Pinterest’s IPO to that of Facebook or Twitter quite yet. The fact that Pinterest has worked so hard to find its own identity within the social network may be what sets the site itself and its IPO apart from the crowd.
    [Social Media] Wasted Social Productivity
    While all things social are being touted as innovative ways to “produce things” the reality is that all things social are currently non-productive. You might say that social is much more productive than traditional advertising and marketing methods. Does the increase in hiring people with knowledge about all things social represent more production? So we must begin to ask how can we use all things social to improve productivity gains? We wonder why much of the on-line dialog about social media is about ROI.
    [Social Media] Gulf Fact Finding Mission to Help Fishermen
    In fact, both BP and the federal government mostly seem to act only under the gun of media pressure. We hope to pair their local expertise and knowledge with our ability to create a national, social media driven citizen movement and fundraising drive. We hope to provide a citizen journalist accounting of the story using our social media tools, specifically, Twitter, Facebook, FLickr, U-Stream and of course our blogs. The clear losers are the people of the Gulf and the environment. As a society, we continue to experience great anger about this situation.
    [Social Media] #94: Who runs the boat, For all you diy's, and crunchpad
    Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me #94: Who runs the boat, For all you DIYs, and CrunchPad July 6, 2009 by Taylor Marek This one contains bloopers at the end! Back to the regular show format, though I changed a couple things. Good to be back in the hotseat! Finances : Who runs the boat? Are you the captain of your ship or are you letting someone else run it? Do you have a crew and a guide? Listen to find out. Business : For all you DIY’s Are you a one-man show in your small business?
    [Social Media] Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, Apr 26 – May 2, 2015
    How to Respond to Angry Social Media Comments. Also stay streamed in with the Mike Sansone Social Stream. Week in Review  April 26 – May 2, 2015: Posts and Podcasts from  ConverStations , Armchair Articulations , and LIFT resources shared on Twitter ( @mikesansone ): This Week on ConverStations. Dare to Be Different: Because You Are. Theme Your Content. Why Blogging Works: 10 Reasons Blogs Make Good Content. Linger Longer – A Thoughtography Project. Content Marketing Strategies for Year-Round Seasonal Sales. Thinking – LIFT Clips 05/02/15.
    [Social Media] Do You Have the Energy to Save Money?
    One such way is to turn to social media to see how going green can actually cut down on your expenses, both at home and when you go to shop. One of the ways to go about this is by using social media to get the latest green news. According to 2012 research from ComScore , social networking websites reach home to more than 80 percent of global Internet users. Meantime, Econsultancy reported that just over 90 percent of businesses claim social media is becoming key to their overall marketing plan. Photo credit:
    [Social Media] The Four Ts of Content Consistency
    Tonality is the voice you’ll use through out the web from  your website and to social media channels For example, if you’re managing a rap group the tonality will be different than if you’re selling financial products to corporate accounts. For a food media company it may be Twitter that best drives audience for you. Note: For Food Businesses including chefs, cookbook authors, FoodTV media companies & contestants, foodpreneurs check out Diva Foodies where we''re serving up social to the food industry plus offering delicious content Time is well … time!
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
    [Social Media] Apple's Jonathan Ive Gains Fake Google+ Account
    Apple is well-known for its veil of silence when it comes to secrecy and a virtual vacuum of participation when it comes to social media and blogging, with the occasional exception like senior vice president of product marketing Phil Schiller's Twitter account. Ive looks to have broken through Apple's cone of silence in an interesting place - on Google+ , the nascent social network launched from the search giant a few weeks ago, which was reported to have vaulted beyond 10 million users in its short lifespan. Note: After some fun, the account has been deleted. Also odd?
    [Social Media] Ideas Travel Where People Travel
    The paper and writing spread new ideas leading to increased literacy, the scrapping of old philosophy and the creation of new social orders. Social Media applications are getting that migration routes are an excellent marker for “value flow” and therefore, cash flow. The Social Value creation process and astonishing opportunity will happen at the weak links between origin and destination of any product or service. Good ideas travel easily and far along trade routes. Ideas like irrigation, Apples, grapes and wine spread along the Silk Road. The Travel Economy.
    [Social Media] Take a Peek at Who I Read
    Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Take a Peek at Who I Read Written on August 15, 2009 by Justin Levy in alltop , justinlevy , social media 3 Comments - Leave a comment! question I get asked often is who do I find valuable, learn from and would recommend that someone subscribe to.  I subscribe to, currently, around 250 blogs which help me to stay on top of everything going on around the tech, social media, marketing, PR, and food worlds.  What does this mean? What is AllTop?
  • ADAM SHERK  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Social Media] JVC Facebook Page Sweepstakes a Big Success. But Does it Violate.
    Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk JVC Facebook Page Sweepstakes a Big Success. Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement? But Does it Violate Facebook Guidelines? by Adam Sherk on August 16, 2010 Over on All Facebook there is an interesting post on how JVC USA is using a “Like it to Win it” sweepstakes to rapidly build up fans and drive frequent engagement on the JVC Facebook Page. But does it violate Facebook’s promotions guidelines?
    [Social Media] Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Intuit, Part Three: Cultural and.
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Intuit, Part Three: Cultural and Organizational Shifts View Comments July 15th, 2010 This is part three in a multi-part series on how Intuit is implementing Enterprise 2.0 Social media as a whole was changing the corporate environment and shifting things to becoming more open.  Social CRM, and Social Media strategies. Jacob is also the co-author of Twittfaced, a social media 101 book for business.
    [Social Media] How to deliver your business pitch (feat. Jeffrey Hayzlett from Kodak)
    For brilliant insight on how marketing has been changing at Kodak, read Mack Collier's Social Media Mavens ]. “Nothing happens in business until somebody sells something,&# goes the old adage. You never know when your next opportunity to “sell&# will pop up. Will you be ready? Here’s a perfect pitch from Jeffrey Hayzlett , former Chief Marketing Officer at Kodak, for his book The Mirror Test. surprised Jeff during a break at Connections 2010 in Indianapolis. Without so much as one-breath’s hesitation, this is what he said…. Right now? Ready…go….
    [Social Media] Global Social Network Figures
    When any global company undertakes a social media strategy, there is an expectation that even company-wide initiatives will need to be customized for each region. Not yet at least. ;-) The growth of social networks globally is a sure thing. Here are some interesting graphics, courtesy of Vinco's Blog , that tell the story on social networks around the world. Here's a breakdown of top three social networks in the top 10 markets: Is there anything you'd add? Are there social networks in your region that seem to be springing up?
    [Social Media] MLB's Social Pulse
    Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading MLB’s Social Pulse Written on July 13, 2010 by Espo in social media , sports Major League Baseball is one of my favorite sports to watch, but I have to complain that the sport is tied to history and tradition rather than embracing change. For example, over the weekend, I saw a marriage between a great game and one of my current passions, social media. Now you don’t need to hand me a cold compress, the ole ballgame has embraced social media in a cool way with their new Pulse.
    [Social Media] How to Maximize Profits as a Small Business
    If paying hundreds of dollars for social media marketing has resulted in additional customers for your business, then this may be a wise expense to keep allocated in the budget. 2. As a small business, there are ways that you can consciously maximize profits in order to reach your business’s greatest success and highest potential. When you are conscious of spending habits, you can reach the same soaring success entrepreneurs like  Charles Phillips, Oracle leader  have reached in the platform of business relations. Review all of the expenses of your company. Takeaway.
    [Social Media] How to Maximize Profits as a Small Business
    If paying hundreds of dollars for social media marketing has resulted in additional customers for your business, then this may be a wise expense to keep allocated in the budget. 2. As a small business, there are ways that you can consciously maximize profits in order to reach your business’s greatest success and highest potential. When you are conscious of spending habits, you can reach the same soaring success entrepreneurs like  Charles Phillips, Oracle leader  have reached in the platform of business relations. Review all of the expenses of your company. Takeaway.
    [Social Media] Linking Up on LinkedIn
    She works at Media Needle, a social media/word-of-mouth marketing agency based out of Los Angeles.]. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. Primarily, remember that groups on LinkedIn, much like on Facebook or other social networking sites, thrive off of discussion. [Tina Safi blogs weekly at [link]. Mainly used for professional networking, the company reported more than 100 million registered users as of March 2011. With last month’s LinkedIn stock market launch the company is more talked about than ever.
    [Social Media] SocialCRM (sCRM) and Web Journal – March 7-14th 2011
    Excited that SocialCRM is taking place not only in London on May 6 th (which I considered attending and speaking at) but New York on July 12 th , 2011 which I definitively plan to attend (and hopefully speak at) – also, as my book will be published on August 19 th , I would definitely promote Social Media Analytics there. As Luke Brynley-Jones points out in OurSocialTimes in a post on Why Europe is falling behind the US on Social CRM adoption it largely comes down to hype ( hyped potential sales? ).  LinkedIn, Nimble ,  ConnectedHQ ), customer engagement (e.g.  Gary said.
    [Social Media] 5 Killer Strategies for Brands to Engage on Pinterest and LinkedIn
    As a follow-on to our latest white paper, Five Killer Strategies to Dominate Social Media’s Big 3: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube , which offers insights into how the leading social platforms can be used for marketing success, we turn to dissecting the best social marketing practices on Pinterest and LinkedIn, among the most popular social platforms of our days. These two social networks hold untapped potential for reaching new customers waiting for your brand to make connections with them. Wondering if LinkedIn or Pinterest are right for your brand? 
    [Social Media] Top-Level Numbers Are Candy
    In the course of writing a review of Social Media Metrics , Jim Sterne's excellent overview, I thought of some similarities in how easy it is to focus on the least useful numbers. Drill into the social media numbers Social media generates some feel-good numbers, too. Way back when MTV played music videos, I was on the radio. On the creative side, we got excited about the ratings—especially when we topped the market. When I was on the sales side, I learned about how the business uses those numbers. Somebody had to have "the most popular" station.
    [Social Media] Home Is Where Your Customers Are
    "We see social media, primarily, as a paid channel at this point.". This has little to do with Facebook throttling content and forcing brands to pay to boost their content (more on that here:  Facebook And A New Era In Paid Media ), or paying for premium real estate in the Twitter feed for more people to see a brand's call to action. They are not social causes or non-profits. It's defeatist to think that the myriad of digital channels are simply that: a paid media space. There needs be a significant effort to double-down on these social media channels.
    [Social Media] How to Market to People Not Like You
    found a lot of social media corollaries in this book, especially the sections about companies having to be operationally ready to address new markets. The discussion around corporate culture and its importance in market expansion was especially relevant. A key theme that is dead-on with social media is the notion that consumers want to do business where they feel welcomed and comfortable. Book Reviews Integrated Marketing and Media Video Blogs Hispanic Marketing How to Market to People Not Like You Kelly McDonald video posts
    [Social Media] My Favorite Productivity Apps – Multimedia & Web
    Another is Diigo , a social bookmarking service, I discovered about three years ago that has been my favorite ever since. monitors any RSS feed you specify and automatically posts items to social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook. Reader saves hours weekly compared to “surfing.&# You can also export categories of feeds and display them on a website, as I do with the “Media Sites&# list in the right-hand sidebar on Newspaper Death Watch. Most are free, all are bargains. Photo/video. You used to have to pay 50 bucks for this kind of functionality.
    [Social Media] Referral Marketing for Professional Services Firms
    Websites, Google searches, social media, books, webinars, and blogs are the primary sources of knowledge and insight about a prospective firm’s expertise. By Sylvia Montgomery Professional services firms have long relied on referral marketing to demonstrate their value and get connected to prospective clients. But if you rely on your current clients for word-of-mouth referrals based on your work quality and responsive service, you are missing bigger opportunities. And potential referrers are avid consumers of these resources. Buyers are doing their own research.
    [Social Media] MUST READ: 2012 Edelman Barometer is out
    Just saw this post from Edelman:  Why Your Company Needs to Structure Properly for Social Media… Right Now. Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World takes on the topic of trust in great detail.   Buy the book today. From the post (my bold): Yesterday morning in London, Richard Edelman unveiled the 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer. It’s the twelfth year that we’ve conducted the study, which tries to answer the seemingly simple question: “Who do you trust?”. One thing is clear from this year’s research: It isn’t your CEO. Watch this space for more.
    [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] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Christmas Spirit
    Blog post promotion , social sharing, and analytics – a look at what social sharing statistics (numbers of tweets, Facebook likes, etc.) 10 great posts about guest blogging – plus a list of 11 awesome guest posts on social media, blogging, SEO, and more. The recipe for a popular blog post – 27 posts on how to create great content for your blog, and another 15 examples for blogs outside of the social media / blogging niche. Social media and CRM – why you can’t ignore social media anymore. Twitter.
    [Social Media] 5 Guiding Principles of a Website Launch
    But they also said they had less time to read, needed more frequent updates, spent more hours online and in social media, and wanted content to be available in various formats. Our team will actively take part in existing social channels from a journalism perspective instead of a marketing perspective, acting as a trusted broker of content and ideas to the association community – and listening and sharing other great perspectives offered by other community members in meaningful ways. We listened to our audience. We wanted a mobile-friendly experience out the gate.
    [Social Media] Passbook and Small Businesses
    This content from: Freelance Social Media. With iPhones upgrading to the iOS 6 operating system, a new feature to be aware of is Passbook. Passbook is an app that allows you to store loyalty cards, boarding passes, gift cards, movie tickets…the list goes on. How can small businesses use Passbook? Simply put, Passbook “passes” replace paper coupons, loyalty cards, etc. Companies that spend hundreds of dollars a month on loyalty cards can save money using Passbook passes. How convenient! How to create passes. Below is a list of Passbook pass generators: PassFu.
    [Social Media] Chasing Engagement With Ads Is A Waste
    As all this social stuff continues to accelerate in both adoption and advancement one would think that advertisers ought to examine their thinking. Every major and local brand is rushing into social media, Facebook Fan Pages and every social tool available. Would you spend $12.4 Billion a year on ads that no one sees? advertisers spend nearly $40 billion a year for online advertisements, but 31% of their ads are never seen. That means $12.4 billion will be wasted on U.S. online ads this year. That sounds ominous for the health of Web content. How about you?
    [Social Media] Social Organizations Are Inclusive
    He argues that the diversity and inclusion field is missing the changes in social media, not engaging in creating a new definition of leadership, misunderstanding human nature and how we make decisions, and standing to the side as a whole new way of working is being developed. Which brings us to the social organization. One of my main points in writing this column is that social media is less of a fad, and more of a window into a new way of doing things. A new way to design organizations to actually work in this digital age. Social organizations are inclusive.
    [Social Media] The 6 Stages of Exposing Yourself with Content Marketing
    Our example is Lisa Loeffler , founder of Genuine Media Co. Lisa is a experienced social media consultant. Thus, unlike the gaggle of consultant/speaker/author types in the social media game, she doesn’t do much blogging. leader in integrated interactive marketing including email, mobile, and social, ExactTarget has a decentralized approach to content creation. Perhaps their most popular recent content endeavor is the Subscribers, Fans, and Followers research series , which studies consumer psychology within social media and email marketing.
    [Social Media] First Look at CI:Insight from Collective Intellect
    I had several meetings over the holiday in the process of preparing my manuscript for Social Media Analytics including a few members of the Collective Intellect team and one of the founders, leading me to now have  access to CI:Insight ( I’ll receive training on it shortly but decided to give the platform a try myself, tonight ). In a way, Collective Intellect is providing a version of CI:Insight anyone can use in the form of a semantic search engine you can access from their site; I just did a search using “social media analytics&# over the last 30 days.
    [Social Media] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 2011 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
    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 Social Media / Social Networking. Steps To Boost Conversion From Social Media Profiles – 3 super-simple methods to boost conversion from social media profiles. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. Business / Career / Making Money Online.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Social Media] Building an Audience with Commenting Communities: Smart, or Sleazy?
    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. This is a guest post by Danny Iny. Have you heard of comment trading communities? It’s a new fad that seems to be sweeping the blogosphere (or at least a few corners of it). Basically, the idea is that a bunch of people get together and agree to comment on all of each others’ posts. Some bloggers are experimenting with the idea , some love it , and others hate it. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.
    [Social Media] No Longer a Kiwi
    Those of you who know me–know I like to work… So I am staying very busy doing my own thing because I no longer have the role of social media & marketing manager for blueKiwi Software. So while I decide on my next move I am working with a handful of client I’m doing social media work for–and if I continue to attract customers I might just turn this job into a full-time thing. blueKiwi Software, based out of France, is “restructuring its U.S. operation.&# My CEO Carlos Diaz has stepped down to a Chief Strategy Officer role.
    [Social Media] The 5 Step Formula for a Perfect Blog Post
    Social Media Examiner talks about how to use social media to find blog topics. Breaking Down a Perfect Blog Post. When your blog just isn’t taking off or seeing the readership you hoped for, It can be easy to blame low numbers on outside factors when the actual problem might be your blog writing methods. An effective blog contains the fresh and useful content that audiences want to devour and delivers it in a way that appeals to both readers and search engines. The topic is useful and new, or a fresh take on an old subject. Content is broken up with subheaders.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
    [Social Media] Why Livefyre is Here and How It Helps You
    You use social media websites to connect to people and build networks. You were prevented from this sort of social conversational integration with the built-in WordPress commenting system that this blog employed since 2008. Many people availed themselves of the optional input of a Twitter name and many other people clicked your social links. It is natural that a blog focusing on the exploration of new and emerging media employ alternative commenting systems. Livefyre promotes commenting through social media. The internet has gone social, and.
    [Social Media] Making The Most Of A Twitter Chat
    Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Making The Most Of A Twitter Chat September 2nd, 2010 Tweet Huddle, huddle, roil and muddle I remember the first Twitter chat I attended. Press conferences are held for the media. Get Shareaholic test Filed under How To , Social Media , Twitter | Tags: #measurepr , #pr20chat , alex talbott , jodi gersh , john friedman , kellye crane , solopr , twitterchat | Comments (8) Site settings comment help? And I suspect you can too. But wait!
    [Social Media] 14 Blog Writing Tips for Creating SEO-Friendly Blog Posts
    That’s because the mix of lengths and media creates a better user experience and is more likely to be useful to searchers. Media. Search engines depend more and more on social signals to deliver high-quality results to searchers, and visitors want to see social proof to determine if your blog is worth their time. This means you absolutely must share your blog posts on social media and make it easy for visitors to share. After all, if you’re not getting traffic, you’re not getting engaged readers or leads, either. Publish Regularly. Length. meta data.
    [Social Media] It’s Not OK
    Unfortunately, most people will never take accountability for how their words have changed due to social media. A cloud hangs over Manhattan. forthcoming Columbia University and University of Pittsburgh study shows that surfing on Facebook with close friends lowers inhibitions towards self control. The study says that with an inflated positive self caused by ego-stroking on Facebook we feel more inclined to take license. So know we know the medium is toxic. Does that give us license to behave poorly? That’s true. What do I mean by that? License to Snark? Image by hyku.
    [Social Media] Differentiating your business when its in transition
    Up until now, I’ve mostly been known as a social media coach, but I’ve realized recently that I don’t enjoy social media in the way I used to. still see myself offering social media services, but in a different context. I’m in the process of transition with my business. What I’m transitioning is a holistic business coaching service. My business coach tells me I need to focus on explaining exactly what that means as well as focusing on differentiating it from business coaching in general. business Business reputation
    [Social Media] Failure In Entrepreneurship: Is It Okay?
    It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!). I’m coming to you today from a social media day that Porter Novelli is putting on for one of their clients. It’s a pretty cool concept; I’ll let you know how it goes and if I think it’s an idea some of you should adopt (er, steal). Christopher Barger and I are both speaking. finally got to meet one of my brain crushes in real life…and he’s just as smart as I imagined. Be jealous. Now on to the question of the week. guess my question would be…do you agree? Who knows?
    [Social Media] Locate Your Friends with Facebook Places - Jeff Korhan
    Jeff Korhan - New Media and Small Business Marketing Home About Me Working With Me Speaking Favorites Trends Subscribe « A Social Media Friendly Small Business File Tagging System | Main | Thank You Small Business Readers » August 18, 2010 Locate Your Friends with Facebook Places The new Facebook Places location-tagging feature that is due to launch any day now is sure to reignite the privacy debate. QR Codes for a Good Cause How to Encourage Social Media Sharing Training Your Mind The Dalai Lama and Business Actions that Engage Jeff Korhan Powered by TypePad
    [Social Media] Inside Look at Facebook Privacy Settings
    Embracing 5770 with Humor, Heritage, Social Media, and Birthright Israel. Media privacy YoutubeTaking a collective cue from John Haydon , Sarah Cortes , and Steve Garfield that ScreenFlow is the best Macintosh tool for creating videos that integrate both a head shot and a computer window at the same time, I installed a trial version of the software and tested it. Satisfied, I bought it. then created the following video (which I uploaded to YouTube here ) showing how I implement the myriad of Facebook privacy settings. Contact Ari: Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008.
    [Social Media] Review of the Online Group Buying Industry
    Group buying, which refers to social buying or collective buying as well, is the buying an offer which has been significantly reduced, due to the fact that it is only valid if enough buyers are found. With the failure of Google Buzz and the missed opportunity of seizing Groupon, the search giant has not been able to make a stronger impact on social media and its different segments. Group buying is a trend that had incredibly growth throughout 2010. Here is a short review of these 2 key players in the online group buying industry. Until October 2010, the Washington, D.C.
    [Social Media] Any of Us Can Fall
    None of us are as perfect as we seem online or in our business meetings or at social affairs. If you’d like to fight homelessness with social media, please consider a donation to my friend Mark Horvath’s charity Invisible People. Image by Gezze Bro. Last summer I shared on Facebook that I had seen a former mentor outside of Starbucks in what appeared to be a state of homelessness. Susan Kuhn asked me to blog about it. waited to publish the psot until I felt comfortable enough to discuss some matters, and so here we are. Far from it. Any of us can fall. Reality
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