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  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Social Media] Is the iPad Good for Blogging?
    One of my main reasons to have one is for when I am at seminars, such as the upcoming Social Media AZ , or when I’m at conventions like the upcoming Blog World Expo in October. iPad for Blogging and Social Media. What kind of other tools/apps are available for SEO, social media, etc.? Since the Apple iPad has come out, I have been dying to get one. Image Credit: Chester and the iPad. received some good resources on reasons for getting an iPad as well as against getting one sent to me by James from an iPad video converter software company.
    [Social Media] Career Advice for Writers: How to Become a Copywriter
    Alison : Free certificates in social media, eCommerce, and more! 4. Image source. So, you’re thinking of a career as a professional copywriter. You’re dreaming of a life where you’re paid to be creative. Perhaps you’re a marketing enthusiast, or maybe you’d just like to work from home in your pajamas. Regardless, one thing is abundantly clear to those of us “on the other side.” ” Considering how to become a copywriter is a lot more sensible than you may think. Use Your Education to Your Advantage. Do you need a 4-year degree?
    [Social Media] 4 Tools to “Work Smarter Not Harder” for Your Online Presence
    ” Tubemogul also offers free post submissions to video sharing websites (which is my favorite feature.). 4) Hootsuite - This tool has a plethora of functionality and will come in handy for you and your client’s social presence. For example some features include: Manage multiple accounts on separate social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Foursquare, (another interesting tool to check out) and WordPress profiles. Schedule different posts per account and per social site. think that Daniel St. ” I couldn’t agree more!
    [Social Media] Listen To This Before Your Next Meeting
    media hacks. online social network. social media 101. social media marketing. Episode #267 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Several weeks ago, I published a Blog post titled, Your Meetings Suck. The Blog post was based on a conversation I had with Al Pittampalli. Pittampalli is the author of Read This Before Our Next Meeting (published by Seth Godin 's The Domino Project powered by Amazon ). Pittampalli is on a mission to change that. I'm not sure about you, but I couldn't agree more.
    [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] Marketing Fail: iNET Web Case Study
    Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Marketing Fail: iNET Web Case Study January 15, 2010 by Taylor Marek Welcome to a pillar series I plan on putting together on my blog titled, “Marketing Fail&#. You have many mediums to promote in, including social media, to be aware of as well. Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. The idea behind this came out of watching companies market their products and services. Act that way. Confused?
    [Social Media] 6 Principles of Persuasion for an Amazing Copy
    Social Proof. 4. Social Proof. Social proof was a powerful phenomenon when Cialdini performed his groundbreaking research in the early 1980’s. You probably rely on social proof more than you realize to determine the credibility of brands. Here’s one example of social proof you see on a daily basis: Image source. One organization that does this extremely well is actually Taco Bell, whose social media content is well-known for being incredibly humorous, irreverent and on-point: Image source. 5. What’s the best marketing you’ve ever encountered?
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
    [Social Media] Even More Pinterest Promoted Pins Features Coming!
    Pinterest Promoted Pins have been becoming the new hot paid advertising option on social media since they were introduced last year. Pinterest online marketing pinterest pinterest board strategy pinterest business account pinterest marketing social media marketingNow that they’re available to everyone, and they’re being used regularly, Pinterest has been able to refine the Promoted Pins features and uses for better engagement. While the initial Pinterest Promoted Pins features, which […]. The post Even More Pinterest Promoted Pins Features Coming!
    [Social Media] How Google Trends Helps Employers and Job Seekers
    Or pulling out further, should your agency be thinking about growing in marketing, advertising, PR, sales, or social media? While sales and marketing are more popular overall, interest in both PR and social media is rising. Have you seen the More Cowbell sketch from Saturday Night Live? It’s more than just funny. Believe it or not, it’s a powerful metaphor for a successful work life. And it provides insight into the kind of people you need on your team, and what makes an effective team. It’s something people have a fever for. It’s a win-win. Betty White is second.
    [Social Media] The Role of PR in the New Media Landscape
    Paul Lazarsfeld, founder of the Bureau of Applied Social Research at Columbia University, conducted large-scale studies of the effects of communication through mass media on society.  He found that the majority of the general public did not form their opinions or decide on a course of action based on directly receiving information, but rather relied on “opinion leaders.&#. One of the most important functions of PR at that time was reaching opinion leaders in the media – journalists and analysts were top of the list.  And it was not hard to find them. Not at all.
    [Social Media] Forget “Voice of the Customer,” What about “Voice of the Employee?”
    It’s really interesting to me to hear about how many people are familiar with customer facing social tools yet not familiar with emergent collaboration tools which can be used to connect employees and allow them to collaborate with one another.  I’ve said this many times but I believe that employees are the most valuable asset that any organization has. Social Business voc voe voice of customer voice of employeesWhen did we become so obsessed with external voices that we forgot to look at the voices we have inside the walls of our organizations? What say you?
    [Social Media] Onward, to Total Immersion!
    What used to take place within the confines of a businesses walls, or in the isolation of a one-to-one phone call, now takes place online, across multiple social channels, in full view of the world. Way back in the distant year of 2003, we used to play almost entirely in traditional media. Then social media came along, and things changed again. The reasons were pretty obvious, even in the early stages of businesses using social media and content marketing. We interwove social actions and content marketing in to our existing marketing efforts.
    [Social Media] It's A Small (And Strange) World After All, Brands
    Technology, the Internet and social media have been a virtual can of worms for brands that has extended well beyond the marketing department, and has poured over into everything from customer care, business innovation, the reputation of individual leaders within the organization, how a company hires employees and more. We need everyone (from employees to consumers) to understand what the brand is and how the stories are told, because every single one of us has become a media entity unto ourselves. In the case of the Neverlanders, this group formed through social networking.
    [Social Media] 5 Basic YouTube Best Practices for PR Pros
    If you have an episode that deals with ecommerce and social media, cut them into two parts. Guest columnist M. E. Kennedy, founder of  eReleases , the online leader in affordable PR distribution since 1998. Grab Grab your free copy of  The Big Press Release Book , a must-read for the PR professional. In this piece, Kennedy gives us a treatment on YouTube and how PR Pros should be using the platform. By M. E. Kennedy, President of eReleases PR Distribution . Here are a few good tips for any PR pros venturing into the world of Youtube videos. Create a Series. Don’t be Boring.
    [Social Media] How Open Innovation Gives Rise to Brand Ambassadors
    Social media represents an invaluable resource for developing a deep understanding of your customers. The simple act of engaging and communicating with communities on social networks can reveal powerful user insights that can change the way you approach business. Using social media to encourage & utilize innovative ideas is one of the most powerful methods of communication and one of the most relevant uses of social media 5. I think R&D and an investment in a "Labs" strategy can drive any business forward. Full Size ). Key Takeaways: 1.
    [Social Media] Greg Verdino: crayon to the power of Powered
    Greg Verdino Marketing, Media, Technology & Trends Home About Me Book Me to Speak microMARKETING Journal On Twitter On Flickr Personal Blog Verdino Bytes My Company « From New York City to Music City: new 2010 speaking gigs | Main | Will we finally stop screwing around with social in 2010? Today, I'm pleased to let you know that crayon has been acquired by social marketing and branded community provider Powered, Inc. Drillteam is an engagement marketing agency specializing in earned media. Search Social Media Speaking Trends Video Virtual Worlds Web 2.0
    [Social Media] Kick Starting My Website to Help Improve Traffic
    Link building was another term I came across which was quite tricky to sort out.  I began by adding my site to directories and putting links to my blog posts on social networking and bookmarking sites.  Build links, use social media and be patient. When I started my own website for my home business I was really excited.  I managed to create a website and customize it so it looked great.  I spent ages thinking about what needed to be on there, and when I published it I was watching the amount of traffic that arrived almost religiously. No Traffic to Be Seen.
    [Social Media] How Agencies Can Redefine Cool By Not Trying Too Hard
    We have sassy job titles such as “customer service ninja” and “social media maverick,” we go the extra 125 miles for our customers, and sometimes we bite back when we don’t get what we want. By Mark Scrivner. Have you ever watched an episode of “Mad Men” and not wanted to live Don Draper’s life? OK, maybe not all of it—maybe just a day or a single meeting. But there’s no denying the allure of “coolness” the small screen brings to the creative agency lifestyle. Unfortunately, our desire to defy the status quo and be more hip than everybody else has a serious downside.
    [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.
    [Social Media] Blogging Commandment 3 – Thou Shalt Build an Email List
    Internet marketers took this strategy and added a dash of technology using content marketing, well before the social media crowd got a hold of it, to attract and retain subscribers. Email has absolutely ignited Pushing Social’s performance. Bloggers love comments. Bloggers love retweets. Bloggers love a hockey stick spike in traffic. Not many people mention email subscribers as their goal. think this is because email is tainted. We’ve all been spammed. We’ve all been the victim of bad email marketing. But…this is a mistake. The Gold is in the List”. Lights out.
    [Social Media] 8 Tips to Creating a Small Business Holiday Marketing Plan
    Author Bio : Lewis Robinson is a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales.  He’s had the opportunity to manage his own startup businesses and currently freelances as a writer and business consultant. Written by Lewis Robinson. Whenever the holidays roll around, anyone hawking anything is always in a tizzy to sell as much as possible. This impulse is understandable, given the rampant fervor surrounding the end of the year. Holidays provide a quick shot of adrenaline and a potential long-lasting brand boost to any small business.
    [Social Media] Podcasting Is Looking Better All The Time
    But you didn’t hear a lot about podcasting because it looked like a fad that faded in the shadow of the social media marketing emphasis. There have been some back and forth discussions about podcasting and the way it can be used for business. Small Business Mavericks wrote about podcasting at the beginning of 2008, and it had potential then as a small business radio program. In 2008, a little over half of the US adult population (55%) went online to get news about the presidential election. That’s a big shift in usage mindset. Do You Need Help To Do A Podcast?
  • BILL HARTZER  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Social Media] Interview With a Small Business Owner Crushed by Google
    Bill Hartzer: Do you use any other media/social outlets to market your business? Of course, I use Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , Google Plus as well as more traditional offline marketing methods. I am working toward doing a much more intensive social media marketing campaign to go along with the marketing done with Google, Bing, Yahoo and other online resources. Also, on the other search engines, social media and other channels as they are important as well but they can’t replace the eyes I get from Google. If so, how has it suffered? It’s not.
    [Social Media] More Updates Means More Traffic | Small Business Mavericks
    Now, for the second part of SiteKreator’s study: 75% of small businesses are not using social media. So, what would happen if you updated your website 5 times a month and you engaged using social media two or three times a week? About the Mavericks | Services | Social Media | Proffessional Speaking | Resources | Case Studies | Why Small Business Mavericks? About Us What’s a Maverick? » More Updates Means More Traffic An interesting study by SiteKreator has confirmed what I’ve been telling you for more than two years now. Surprised?
    [Social Media] Diva Marketing Blog - Untitled Article
    This crazy social media world opens doors that are unexpected. social media. . Workshops ranged from Yoga, cooking, brain health, on the job communication and so much more. I was asked to develop a session about social networking safety. In social networks people often wear  masks. Consider reviewing it not only with your friends who are new to the social web but your children as well. Show it to your kid's teachers and ask that, if they are not alreading doing so, that a social media safety module be added. The concept was masks.
    [Social Media] SM2/Techrigy Emotions & Feedburner Issues
    That is a question for the Social Analyst (me) to answer. Tags: SM2/Techrigy Business Food Google Radian6 Search Search Engine Social Media Techrigy I’ll take the second, first.  Leisure comes right up there too. Breaking it down – when conversations talk about ingesting – what are they saying? What we could here – is break down further – get the main themes for ingesting – and present that as report. all I say is – they should do this. What would make these conversations more related that is not happening? 
  • DEVUMI  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Social Media] Reasons You Should Be Using Facebook’s Retargeting/Remarketing Pixel
    Facebook facebook marketing Marketing online marketing social media marketingThere are 1.39 billion monthly users on Facebook, according to the latest figures, and you have the chance to target all of them as part of your marketing campaign. The Facebook retargeting pixel, which is sometimes referred to as the remarketing pixel, is a new toy for businesses to take advantage of. If you have […]. The post Reasons You Should Be Using Facebook’s Retargeting/Remarketing Pixel appeared first on Devumi.
    [Social Media] Privacy is Dead and We Killed it
    Is it even possible to do so? I’ve just talked about social media data above but what about your health records, browsing habits, purchases, financial data, or employment information? Although some of these forms of data might be considered to be more secure than others many social media users are actually publicly sharing this information online on their Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, Instagram photos, Foursquare check-ins, Linkedin profiles, or anywhere else you can think of. What gives? Are we too far over the line to head back to the other side?
    [Social Media] What If Intelligence and Analytics Are the Same Thing?
    Around here, the starting point for data is social media, but that's another boundary that turns out to be arbitrary. We use labels like intelligence and analytics to divide the analysis of social media data into closely related specialties. In the social media realm, some of the data is unstructured content, and some of it is structured data generated by our activities. In a finite world, individuals specialize, but organizations don't have the same limitations. Given enough specialists, you can do it all. The challenge is in managing them.
    [Social Media] 5 Thoughts from a Veteran Podcaster
    Remember when “social media” was nonexistent? Business General New Media Podcasting Social Media engage industry mature podcast thought leadersWith the last month of 2009 upon us, and after floating around numerous expos and events, I thought I would share some thoughts about our industry as a whole. 1. Our Industry is Maturing. Yes, I know this is kind of the obvious one, but it needs to be stated. Remember when Podcast Pickle hit Time Magazine in 2006? We were making headway then. Now the door is wide open. Oh how times have changed. Focus.
    [Social Media] Why You Might Be Your Blog’s Worst Enemy
    Pushing Social. ” I’ve seen super smart people stumble and fall because they couldn’t take the daily pressure of growing a blog.  I’ve watched social media celebrities make dumb decisions because they let their mental demons get the better of them. I don’t fault them. Over the last two years, I’ve discovered that the key to successful blogging isn’t great content, an awesome audience, email newsletters, or guest posting. Instead blog success is built on “mental toughness.” blogger’s work is public. Be on guard.
    [Social Media] It's Never Too Late To Start A Blog
    For me, blogging has been that media. I do love the weekly podcast, writing business books, as well as being a contributor to Huffington Post , Harvard Business Review and others, but blogging is where my heart lies. It''s no longer the place for random brain droppings (we have a multitude of online social networks that allow that). media. online social network. social media channel. The event took place at the spectacular offices of Google in London (don''t believe me, do a search on this office space, it has been featured in many articles and posts ).
    [Social Media] Don’t Make This Business Mistake on Facebook
    social mediaFacebook rolled out a new service a few months ago called Facebook Places. With it, Facebook is taking on Foursquare by offering a location-based business check-in tool. Like Foursquare, Places lets people share their whereabouts with their friends by “checking-in” to a business using their mobile phones. Whether it’s a cool tool or a creepy way to share way too much information is a debate for another post. For a local business it makes sense to have a Facebook Place in order to track people who are stopping by at your office, store, or business.
    [Social Media] M-Pulse ANALYSIS: How Will Battle Around Mobile Voice Play Out?
    In other segments we discuss the wider issue of personal privacy,  following the news that social app Path has been uploading user data to its servers without our consent. Social media and news draws from a survey of 1,000 U.K. consumer to explore how people prefer their first news of the day, and their willingness to interact with these media companies via social media. Interestingly, just under one quarter of respondents ‘like’ or ‘follow’ news channels or programs in social networks. What is speech really good for?
    [Social Media] Sick Blog? Here Are 13 Ways To Fix It
    Then you''ve probably scoured Google looking for simple ways to get your blog back on track.  I''ve been there.  I started two blogs that failed and have had to revive Pushing Social many times.   The good news is that the common blogging problems can be grouped into 4 areas: 1. Instead of comments, focus on the time the reader spends interacting with your content, the number of social media shares, and subscriptions to your offer. Social platforms like Facebook and Google+ may be better places to interact with your audience. No Readers. No Subscribers. No Sales.
    [Social Media] Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!
    look forward to bringing you more exciting and cutting edge social media and integrated marketing tips and campaigns in 2013 ! Click to check them out too: Social Media Marketing Email Marketing integrated marketing marketing for small businessWishing you and your circle of special family and friends a beautiful Holiday seas on. Please be safe and have joyful times with your loved ones. Relax and enjoy every moment together! Yasmin. In honor of the season, I’ve contributed to three organizations that are dear to my heart and do incredible work.
    [Social Media] Is the Chief Learning Officer the Executive of the Future? @Tom_Peters @jhagel Insights by @mnburgess #SocBiz #HR
    We are moving into a new phase of social business adoption. Organizations have accepted the need for adopting social processes and activating social employees around new organizational tools and philosophies. As we demonstrated in our best-selling book The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill, 2013), such an undertaking extends to every element of a business—fundamentally changing organizational structure and communication hierarchies. So if we’re talking about adopting LMS systems and creating comprehensive social learning programs , who’s going to lead it?
    [Social Media] Is The Thank You Economy A Myth? A Letter to @garyvee
    Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Is The Thank You Economy A Myth? Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. Adding all the social media channels, interactions, communication & connections on *top* of that winning formula just skyrocketed him even further – but it could never single handedly replace the need to create something worth talking about. Is the Thank You Economy broke? Is it a myth? Is the Thank You Economy a myth?
  • ADAM SHERK  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Social Media] 25 Major News Sites Ranked By Page Speed
    Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk 25 Major News Sites Ranked by Page Speed by Adam Sherk on April 13, 2010 Now that site speed is officially a Google ranking factor, site performance and page load time are important for SEO as well as usability. Related posts: 20+ Major News Sites Ranked by Domain Authority NBA Playoff Teams Ranked by Facebook Page Engagement An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News Sites Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement? So which news sites fared best? Yahoo! Thanks.
    [Social Media] Social Network Adoption Infographic
    below is his latest infographic on Social Networks Adoption via a bell curved distribution (click to enlarge): From Cosenza’s article : The diffusion of new technologies follows a classic normal distribution or “bell curve” and, according to Everett Rogers’ studies ( Diffusion of Innovation , 1962), anyone who engages with a given innovation fits into one of five categories: innovators (2.5% of the potential population of adopters), early adopters (12.5%), early majority (34%), late majority (34%), laggards (16%). Badoo is the only service specifically designed for dating purposes.
    [Social Media] Thesis vs Genesis – Comparing Premium WordPress Themes
    For example, to add my social sharing buttons without a plugin, I have the following code in my custom_functions.php: add_action('thesis_hook_byline_item','custom_byline'); function custom_byline() {. class="social-single"><div. id="social-twitter"><script src="[link] type="text/javascript"></script><div> <a href="[link] class="twitter-share-button" data-url="<?php Read more about adding social sharing buttons in single post template pages here.). Chris Brogan (Social Media Expert). Thesis vs Genesis. Enjoy!
    [Social Media] The Upcoming Consumer (Looks Nothing Like The Consumer We Knew)
    There is no arguing that social media has created a much more "connected" consumer in this day and age, but have consumers really changed all that much? Has social media, big data or marketing automation really changed the consumer? When I think about what the media landscape might look like in the near-future, my focus has turned away from the engines that create awareness (i.e. So, when we ask, "what will the future of media be," * we should look beyond the delivery mechanism of message and focus much more on how consumers behave. media. apple.
    [Social Media] Three Steps to Building an Incredible Brand
    David Horne blogs at  He is the co-founder of the marketing firm West Hall Media. David is also an adjunct professor of marketing and social media at Greensboro College, event speaker, and former professional golfer. Today’s guest post is written by David Horne. You want to build an incredible brand. This is one reason you became a marketing professional or started a company in the first place. Who doesn’t want to create the next Google, Apple, Nike, or Coke? That foundation is credibility. There is no way to build an incredible brand without trust.
    [Social Media] Time Management: 5 Tips You Need To Know
    Hear more about it here: Bonus Resource : Ian Lurie from Portent Interactive talks about doing 45 minute sprints where he focuses on one task for 45 minutes and then disengages for 15 minutes to check e-mails and social media. This is a guest post by Eric Siu. There’s one constant in life that is common to all of us: decreasing time. Some of the most popular entrepreneurs have stated that one of their biggest daily struggles is not having enough time to finish projects. After all, you want to make the most of your time here on Earth, right? Prioritize. ” -Jim Collins.
    [Social Media] 14 Books to Read…or Skip
    Related Stories Summer Reading: Five Novels and One Business Book Plan Your Content Using a Marketing Funnel Anonymous Social Media: Why You Shouldn’t Participate. By Gini Dietrich Here we are. Just two days before Thanksgiving…and my last day of work in November. Because everyone in the U.S. has senioritis, I thought I’d not do my intended content planning blog post, but do a semi-annual book post. recorded The Friday Five with Tom Webster yesterday. If you don’t know his podcast, he interviews people around the web about their five favorite songs.
    [Social Media] The Music Of Communications
    He lives in Dallas with his wife, Rhonda, and has a strong track record in media communications, both “old” and “new,” with organizations such as Vonage and the Wall Street Journal Online. One of the most energetic young voices in social media, you can easily connect with Narciso on Twitter. Guest post by Narciso Tovar. Music, beautiful music. Whenever I think of chamber music, I think of Haydn, Beethoven or Mozart – beautiful stuff, but something I *really* have to be in the mood for. It’s just not my vibe. Image: , CC 3.0. Nay Nay.
    [Social Media] Twitter is Dead
    It has been my experience that as soon as something, anything , hits mainstream and is “talked up” all the time in the media means it is on the verge of dying out. Sure, the media shined more of a negative light on myspace, which accounts for most of the traffic, but the instant myspace hit the airwaves and everybody heard about it is when it hit its high point. General Social Media Technology Facebook Furby media MySpace Old Media spam spammers TwitterYes, and I have to say it. Twitter is dead. Completely opposite of mainstream thought eh?
    [Social Media] America’s Got Talent Tips
    General How To New Media Social Media America's Got Talent American Idol Britain's Got Talent contestant Facebook Susan Boyle Twitter YouTubeI just finished a good show on America’s Got Talent, though this could apply to American Idol as well, and it got me thinking… Remember Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talent? She had an awesome voice for singing and everyone was floored by it. She didn’t make it that far though, but she left a mark nonetheless. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not or try to copy another person. Thoughts?
    [Social Media] #99: What is your Question, Derek Media, and Facebook buys Friendfeed
    Business : Derek Media. 1-866-867-2860 Business: Derek Media Today I interview Derek Johnson ([link] of Tatango ([link] on a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! Business Finances General News Podcasts Social Media Technology derek johnson Derek Media Facebook Friendfeed Google questionBig BIG Announcements!! Sponsored by GoToMeeting, try it FREE for 30 days: [link]. Big moves and changes being made in the Business and Technology sector, you will want to sit down and listen to this one. Finances : What is your Question? Now its your turn. Phone line and e-mail are open!
    [Social Media] The Parable of the Businessman
    Blogging Business General How To New Media Social Media Businessman Customer Marketing Parable Sales Selling Small Business Urgent NeedI ran across this story (Mark 4:1-20 if you’re wondering), and it bears repeating. My life story seems to echo this parable above all others, my name defines it. It goes as follows: There once was a businessman, who, after he had created a product to solve an urgent need, set out to market. He stopped in many places. Villages, cities, states, and everywhere else he saw his product could do the most good. What is the meaning?
    [Social Media] Reinvent The Wheel or Copy It?
    Business General New Media Social Media Copy Reinvent The WheelThink about it this way. What was the most game-changing thing ever made, other than the internet? The wheel right? All part of the leverage thing right? Correct. What was before the wheel? No idea, but it probably required lots of pushing and manual labor. All it took was one person looking at this problem from another angle and coming up with the solution that changed everything. By thinking outside the box. By not going with the flow. But now times have changed. Are you blazing a new trail?
    [Social Media] Website Tip: Own Your Own Domain
    Business General New Media Social Media Cybersquatting Domain Names websiteDon’t let the website design companies fool you, because they can hold your domain hostage from you. Your domain should be owned by you and nobody else. I’ve seen it happen in the past. I’ve seen it happen to me. I’ve seen it happen to friends. That’s enough headache on my end to warrant that you had better take this seriously. If they say, “Oh, we will take care of that. You don’t need to worry.” ” Red flags had better be going up.
    [Social Media] How TV Shows can make it big Online
    How can tv shows make money in the online world, the ‘new media’ realm where you control what you want to watch, where you want to watch it, when you want to watch it, and how? Business General How To New Media Online Video Social Media Blockbuster Hulu ITunes Netflix syndication tv shows Zune MarketplaceJust thought I would send out a quick post as I had this on my mind. I was driving in my car running some errands when a radio ad came on. This set my mind to thinking. This strategy works well in movies also. The tips pay out better here, trust me.
    [Social Media] Do You Really Know Your Destiny?
    Blogging Business General New Media Podcasting Social Media Destiny endless frontier Master Rockstar trueThis thought just hit me out of the clear blue sky. Actually, it was in the middle of the night so the sky is dark, but before we diverge down another rabbit trail… Do you really, truly know your destiny? mean, do you actually know it or are you just guessing at it? Do you think you will be the next rockstar ? Do you know that for sure or are you basing it on what people think or say about you? good book once told me: There is something you need to understand.
    [Social Media] Reinvent The Wheel or Copy It?
    Business General New Media Social Media Copy Reinvent The WheelThink about it this way. What was the most game-changing thing ever made, other than the internet? The wheel right? All part of the leverage thing right? Correct. What was before the wheel? No idea, but it probably required lots of pushing and manual labor. All it took was one person looking at this problem from another angle and coming up with the solution that changed everything. By thinking outside the box. By not going with the flow. But now times have changed. Are you blazing a new trail?
    [Social Media] Website Tip: Own Your Own Domain
    Business General New Media Social Media Cybersquatting Domain Names websiteDon’t let the website design companies fool you, because they can hold your domain hostage from you. Your domain should be owned by you and nobody else. I’ve seen it happen in the past. I’ve seen it happen to me. I’ve seen it happen to friends. That’s enough headache on my end to warrant that you had better take this seriously. If they say, “Oh, we will take care of that. You don’t need to worry.” ” Red flags had better be going up.
    [Social Media] What’s Not to Like About Facebook’s Content Play?
    By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Facebook is in talks with a select set of media companies about the possibility of publishing their original content directly inside the social network’s platform. Given the prominence of the companies that have taken seats around the negotiating table—from venerable stalwarts like the Times and National Geographic to social publishing powerhouses like Buzzfeed—the implications are clear: Facebook has already beaten you in your own business. about the risks of cannibalizing legacy revenue streams and losing control.
    [Social Media] What Bristol Palin Can Teach Us About Personal Branding | Spin Sucks
    Arment Dietrich Overview Expertise Resources Gini Dietrich News Media Center Careers Contact Follow US Facebook Linkedin RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Share Categories Communication Social Media Advertising Entrepreneur SEO Marketing Marketplace COMMUNICATION / SOCIAL MEDIA / ADVERTISING / ENTREPRENEUR / SEO / MARKETING Sep 20 2010 What Bristol Palin Can Teach Us About Personal Branding By Daniel Hindin | Email | Print | 4 Comments | Guest post by Sima Dahl , president of Parlay Communications. I’m passionate about personal branding and social networking.
    [Social Media] Blog: Available For A Limited Time Only!
    Related Posts: Warning: This Social Media Includes Me Those Golden 15 Seconds Be There or Be Foursquare Inception Marketing, An Infection of Ideas But To Read Is Devine. Digg Digg My favorite part of almost every episode of Inspector Gadget was when Chief Quimby would show up in a garbage can (shown), or locker, or sewer grate and give Gadget his assignment. The best part was that each time Gadget would finish the letter it would self-destruct, making the message all the more important and secret. Classic. This is nothing new, we see it everyday. Scarcifying Forever.
    [Social Media] Blog: Available For A Limited Time Only!
    Related Posts: Warning: This Social Media Includes Me Those Golden 15 Seconds Be There or Be Foursquare Inception Marketing, An Infection of Ideas But To Read Is Devine. Digg Digg My favorite part of almost every episode of Inspector Gadget was when Chief Quimby would show up in a garbage can (shown), or locker, or sewer grate and give Gadget his assignment. The best part was that each time Gadget would finish the letter it would self-destruct, making the message all the more important and secret. Classic. This is nothing new, we see it everyday. Scarcifying Forever.
    [Social Media] Skittles Going 990 TPH (Tweets Per Hour)
    Skittles Showcased Social Media's Prowess. While the Twitter portion of this campaign received much of the attention, the item I loved most about it was the fantastic use of all the leading social media tools/sites.  As you will see from the screen shots provided, a user could select several areas to go to learn about Skittles and they all directed you to social media.  That’s one small example of why social media is so powerful. . And produce awareness it certainly did. . This blog post is a sample of this very fact. 
    [Social Media] 4 Things You Need to Know About Influence
    image credit: ~Twon~ Tagged With: Influence , social media measurement [link] Kathy Hogeveen Reading this post made me think of two things; being influenced and being an influential. Social media has opened up both sides of that equation. link] Influence is contextual | Buzz Lounge [.] is contextual Posted in Social Media Fantastic new post from Brass Tack Thinking entitled, 4 Things You Need to Know About Influence. It’s is also a crap shoot when it comes to Social Media. Tanja/NXT Media [link] John Lane Wonderfully said.
    [Social Media] Boeing TV Campaign = Poster Child for Old School Marketing
    This gives viewers a tangible piece of evidence that they can discuss at the cocktail party or better yet publish on Twitter, Facebook, etc. 3.  Is a television or iTunes media buy really the best way to target the airplane buyer?  As my wife shouts every time the commercial plays  – “Honey can we buy a Boeing Today?&#   There are only a handful of airplane buyers, why would you spend $100,000 plus on producing a commercial and then 10x that on the media buy in the hopes of reaching one of 50 buyers?  Hulu, iTunes, etc.). . So what should Boeing be doing? 
    [Social Media] Creative Destruction in Marketing
    Schumpeter’s economic theory of creative destruction means more now as we seek to apply norms and rules to all that is social and the way we interact. Without creativity, we cannot differentiate from the machine of automated digital communications and me, too approaches to search, social and content. It flies in the face of the social media purist’s beliefs about how it should be done, from automation to semi-private blogger gatherings. Image by Lost Star. The movement towards data-driven marketing makes creativity the most important asset they can offer.
    [Social Media] Is Google+ About To Make Facebook Frown?
    Back in July, I Blogged about Google 's foray into online social networking, Google+ (more here: Co-dependency In The Age of Facebook ). While it still seems like nothing can stop the Facebook juggernaut when it comes to connecting all of us in a more social way, there's no denying that Google+ is making some interesting moves and inroads. Imagine doing a search for "great cafes in Montreal" and now being able to actually see recommendations from your social network and maybe even more real-time information like who is hanging out where. online social networking.
    [Social Media] Google+ Is the Social Network That’s All About Search
    Did you hear that Google launched a social network called Google+? In the past, Google took a stab at social by purchasing Orkut. Kinda seems like Google is the Elizabeth Taylor of the social world, doesn’t it? Given those four trips down the social aisle, and the fact that employee bonuses are tied to getting social right this year, it’s pretty clear Google is borderline obsessed about social. That’s why it is so critical that Google get social right. Because social is where the data action is. This is a guest post by Sean McGinnis.
    [Social Media] The Arsenio Hall Show’s Guide to Images on Your Blog
    Featured Guest Blog internet marketing arsenio hall best practices blogging guest post images marketing Social Media tipsRemember Arsenio Hall? If you’ve slept since the mid 1990s, comedian/actor Arsenio Hall hosted The Arsenio Hall Show, a late night talk show that aired from early 1989 to mid 1994. frequent gag in Hall’s opening monologue suggested that he still lived in Cleveland, and drove himself to Los Angeles every day to host the show. Things That Make You Go Hmmm…” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. It also reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
    [Social Media] How I Reached #1 on iTunes: A Guide to Launching a Podcast
    This image is what will show in the likes of Windows Media Player and iTunes as the cover graphic of your album or individual MP3′s when playing them, as shown below: Audacity which I use already has options for things like the Title, Album name and track number so these were already filled in for me after producing. Within 24 hours the podcast made it to #1 in Marketing and #2 in Business on iTunes which totally blew me away – sandwiched in between 9 podcasts by the BBC and the Financial Times. On top of that, this website had some of the best traffic days it has had, ever.
    [Social Media] Corporate Content : The Attack of the Social Machines
    Application event streams – timely business intelligence (BI) updates that can be followed and discussed in a social activity stream – promise to kick start conversations around critical business data. Yammer and’s Chatter application apply these same concepts to business, enabling workers to share their thoughts and experiences in a social activity stream for the enterprise. Social Media and Business Intelligence Converge. social media user interface also invites a broader audience into the conversation. Guest Post
    [Social Media] Why I Ask You to Comment Right Now
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  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
    [Social Media] When to Write Your Blog Post Title
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  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Social Media] Why You Write and Read
    Tags: Productivity Social Media blogging
    [Social Media] Twitter Rules vs. Community Values
    Twitter, like all social networks, has a Terms of Service (TOS) that reflects the company’s intent of creating a safe environment in which people can communicate without harm to themselves or others; protections to shield the company from lawsuits and other legal liability; and the desire of the company to preserve its intellectual property and ability to make money. Twitter, and every other social network, has written/legislated rules, moral/ethical rules, and some rules that are derived from community values. Social media purists might object to this practice.
    [Social Media] At 10,000 Followers, Rethinking the Follower Thing
    Way back when (sounding like a wagon master on the Oregon Trail), I actively sought people in two distinct categories — friends and present/former colleagues, and people in allied fields, like public relations, social media, corporate communications, writing and publishing. Tags: Social Media Twitter When I first joined Twitter, I could not imagine what it would be like to have 10,000 followers, or as I prefer to describe it, to have 10,000 people subscribe to my updates. Jesus had followers. Twitter users have subscribers. Everyone was an early adopter. The
    [Social Media] Facebook: Too Big to Fail
    You have to wonder why the Obama administration isn’t hinting at a bailout for Facebook in the event that the social network’s latest privacy kerfuffle threatens the very vitality of the global poking grid. Regulators, ill equipped to deal with the new media new frontier, will make a show of protecting consumer interests. Regulators are still mostly uncertain as to how current laws apply to social media/networking. It is essentially a social networking monopoly, as Microsoft was an operating system monopoly. But ultimately, what will change?
    [Social Media] #DearKen: Help Me Understand How, When & Where To Use Hashtags!
    For the very same marketing reasons – increased visibility, branding, world of mouth, and SEO – I chose to name my social marketing advice column here on MobileGroove, #DearKen (you know I did it first!). They come from my hands-on experience managing social marketing content and campaigns, leading social marketing teams, and consulting for social marketing clients. Hashtags allow you as the creator of social content to “tag” your content so it can be more easily found by your target audience. How many hashtags can I use/should I use in a social post?
    [Social Media] Five Apps to Help You Manage Your Blog
    The Social Media App. you’ll likely want to turn to social media. But people often check in on what’s going on on social media sites. This means it frees up some of your social media time and allows you to do more of the fun stuff of blogging. 4. This is a guest contribution from Cassie Phillips. If you’re here at ProBlogger, I’m betting you already know writing a blog can be a useful endeavor for a number of different reasons. It can be something personal to you or something used for your business. The VPN App.
    [Social Media] Seniors and the Rise of Social Logins
    According to AdWeek , people 55 years of age and older are using social logins more to access websites that require logins. And if you don’t provide social logins as an option, there’s a good chance that your membership site can potentially lose members (or drive potential members away). The drawback to social logins is that you can’t capture contact information. And most consumers probably feel like that’s another good reason to use the social logins. Get people to login using their social accounts and then earn their trust.
    [Social Media] 7 FBML examples to rock your Facebook fan page.
    home services Products.NET news system SMS product Articles Best of Subscribe forum contact Home > Marketing > Social Media > 7 FBML examples to rock your Facebook fan page. posted in: Social Media Facebook markup language or FBML for short is used in a variety of places within the social network. FLV video) (Image) Monitor your pages with Google Analytics A great social media campaign should focus on measurement over reach. social solutions to boost your website signups The rise and rise of the digital dashboard. FBML needed.
    [Social Media] Why most blogs miss out on the greatest value they have
    With so many people sharing across social technologies these days, it can be easy for some voices to get lost in the din. Community Social Media showcaseThis comment from yesterday from Brian Driggs hit’s the spot on why most blogs miss out on the greatest value they have – their readers – by failing to showcase others rather than themselves: It’s hard for me to posit why showcasing is so rare, as it’s been at the center of my online activities for 15 months, now. I’d tend to agree with you that it’s an ego thing for many.
    [Social Media] I Don’t Talk Down To You
    They broadcast out ideas, rather socially discuss ideas. They tag on the social cop out, “ what do you think? Tags: Community People-to-People Social Media active authority blogging communication I was chatting to Julian Summerhayes yesterday and noting how many blog posts out there talk down to you. I don’t know if you agree, but let my quickly paint the picture I have of it: They write as if they are teaching you, and you need them to say everything for you to understand, rather than appreciating the wisdom of their readers. What I Don’t Know.
    [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] Key Insights from Life as a PR Intern
    Social media, AP style, never tell a lie: these basic PR rules and guidelines have been drilled into my head since I began my quest for a bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2008. I’ve taken classes on presentation making, layout, entertainment, crisis management, etc. After two internships (working at the media relations department at my school for minimum wage, and curently in the PR department of a local health practice ), I’ve also learned that the basic tools taught in the classroom would not be as beneficial without practicing them in an internship setting.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Social Media] How to Leverage Mobile Payments to Garner Customer Loyalty
    From loyalty programs to innovative social-sharing incentives, mobile marketing can boost your sales and help form lasting loyalty. Consumers can post to social media sites such as LinkedIn, Google Plus and Facebook as well. And it’s a bonus if your customers use smartphones like the HTC One M9 that have high-quality cameras and sound to capture footage of your store and share via social media. Mobile payments will reach $90 billion by 2017, according to Forrester. The ability to attract mobile customers isn’t just a matter of selling more products, however.
    [Social Media] Why Post Planner White Label Has Me Enchanted
    Yesterday, Josh Parkinson of Go West Social , one of the people behind Post Planner, did something absolutely wonderful for me; so wonderful, that I’m still reeling from his generosity. Business Marketing Resources Shonali Burke Social Media branding post planner scheduling to facebook time managementColor me enchanted. wrote a while back about why I like Post Planner so much as a way to schedule posts to Facebook (have you tried it yet?). Let me tell you right now that if you haven’t, you should , and that there is a special offer waaay down the post for you.
    [Social Media] Nielsen & McKinsey: Another Social Shift?
    The awareness  of “social media&# has created an explosive growth in providers offering people and businesses an array of services. At the same time the growth in firms looking to hire “social media managers and strategist&# as increased 400% in less than two years. The average pay scale for a new “social media hire&# is $80,000 or less. The demand for using and understanding social media will continue however the value of understanding how, what, when, where, who and why just went to a new level. Innovation is priceless!
    [Social Media] Are You Going To Do Things Differently in 2014 With Your Blog?
    Well, let’s put a list of things together for you to evaluate: Goals  - what were yours… thought leadership, lead generation, social media support? Are you maximizing your reach - is the content being utilized in all your marketing efforts including social media? Marketing Tips Social Marketing Traditional Marketing evaluating your blog getting the most out of your blog maximizing your content using a blog for content marketing When was the last time you reviewed your blog’s progress? Are you participating in forums and doing guest posts?
    [Social Media] Another QR Code Update
    Macy’s Smart Social Media Strategy - One of the biggest interactive programs Macy’s has launched in the last few years is its “Backstage Pass” program. We like to pop into the world of QR Codes once and a while to see what’s happening. Many folks think the QR Code will go the route of the dinosaur. Others believe it is the end-all, be-all. I’ll let you decide. Below are a few recent articles we have found on QR Codes. QR Is All Grown Up - After being in this space for a while, people are constantly trying to debate that QR is dead.
    [Social Media] Why Email Can’t and Won’t Die
    When we have someone’s social media account we are never sure if we can really get in touch with them. Social Business death of email email and phone numbers future of collaboration future of email why email cant and wont dieWhen you think about it there are really only two things that are unique to every individual, their email and their phone number. Now let’s say I get 50 messages a day on various platforms, this becomes inconsistent and inconvenient both for me and for the people trying to get in touch with me. Collaboration Enterprise 2.0
    [Social Media] PS: Best of the Week
    The scary thing is that I kind of like it!  If you are a subscriber you’re getting all of the Pushing Social goodness sent directly, in full-text, to your email. Danny Iny is everywhere these days and this week he was back on Copyblogger with slamdunk guest post.  In this one he asked the pillars of social media how they went about engaging their audience. Their answers are worth reading…twice.  5 Tips to Sell Your Blog: . I saw this Social Media Examiner post bounce all over the blogosphere this week. Social Media
  • 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] Women Dominate Social Networks | pamorama
    pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Women Dominate Social Networks by Pam Dyer on August 3, 2010 Share According to a new study from comScore , social networking sites reach a higher percentage of women than men. Women on the Web: How Women Are Shaping the Internet ”, found that 76% of women visit a social networking site compared to 70% of men. Globally, women demonstrate higher engagement levels with social networking sites than men. Medias Sociaux said: Women Dominate Social Networks [link] /via @pamdyer [.]
    [Social Media] You Have A Problem? I Have A Product!
    used to work with a data storage company which always wanted to talk about its proprietary media coating. bookmark to: Other Posts You Might Like A Silent Message From Your Customer Creativity 2011 – Week #9 Social Media Attack Plan Playing Both Sides Of The Table Brands Out Of Control. If you have a business headache, do you really care about someone’s products and services? know I don’t. Give me a solution, then we will talk. Here’s the truth, most B2B companies are so egocentric that they could care less about their prospects’ problems.
    [Social Media] The Most Depressing Thing Happening In Digital Right Now
    So yes, the Internet (and social media) have helped, but it has also - once again - demonstrated that we - as a society - have a long way to go. tend to keep the content here focused on the world of media and marketing. Regardless of social class. media. social media. athenamiddleschool busmonitor greecenewyork internetculture karenklein kickstarter marketing maxsidorov media onlinecommunity publishing socialmedia youtubeYesterday it was about how great Kickstarter is. Today is about how big of a kick in the gut the Internet can be.
  • TWITIP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Social Media] An Interview with TweetDeck’s Richard Barley
    Finally, after long delay, that interview is here (you can also listen to an extended version of this interview on my podcast, Addicted to Social Media ). Remember, you can listen to an extended version of this interview on my podcast, Addicted to Social Media. Neal is also the Cofounder and Co-host of the Addicted to Social Media podcast. Richard Barley. If you use TweetDeck then you may have heard of or met Richard Barley ( @richardbarley ), TweetDeck’s Community Manager. Tell us about yourself. What did you do prior to working with TweetDeck? Sorry.
    [Social Media] Myrland Marketing Motivation: Is It A 1, 2 or 3?
    Nancy Myrland is a Marketing, Content, Digital & Social Media Speaker, Trainer & Advisor, helping lawyers, law firms and legal marketers grow by strategically integrating all marketing disciplines. As an early adopter of social and digital technology, she also helps firms with blogging, podcasts, video marketing and livestreaming. Myrland Marketing Motivation, A Little Virtual Encouragement To Start Your Week. More Motivation Than Marketing. It’s A Monday Kind Of Thing! Today, mark every item with a 1, 2 or 3. They might be urgent, but not necessarily important.
    [Social Media] Breaking All Of Twitter's Rules
    This is online social networking. Brands (and individuals) are constantly looking for both best practices and ROI in Social Media (and Twitter is no exception). Twitter (and many of the other Social Media channels) allow individuals and brands to highlight, share and connect on the things that can't be explained in a traditional advertising campaign or through press releases. The above posting is my twice-monthly column for The Huffington Post called, Media Hacker. media hacker. online social networking. social media channel.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
    [Social Media] 10 Quick Tips for Entrepreneurial Bloggers
    Earlier in the week I was looking through my Sprout Social reports to do some analysis on what tweets I’ve done in the past that have had the most impact in terms of reach, retweets, and replies. Here is the result: 10 tips that I think are pretty relevant for those wanting to build blogs or a social media presence. What I found is that among the most retweeted tweets were things I’d said in twitter chats or statements that I made in keynote presentations at conferences – that I’d tested before speaking on Twitter. Have you? General
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Social Media] The Chrysler Tweet: The Take from An Agency Owner
    This is what I thought about when I read about the fateful F bomb tweet from a New Media Strategies employee on behalf of Chrysler last week. Why aren’t they managing that one piece of their social media in-house? Communication Crisis basf bayer Chrysler chrysler tweet f-bomb new media strategies nmsWhen I was 23, I was a freshly promoted account executive. I had just led a very successful campaign for potato farmers across the country. It was my job to work with a trade magazine to write, design, proof, and print an advertorial. She was right. never have.
    [Social Media] Why you need to choose your plugins for wordpress carefully
    Blog Social Media plugins Taylor Ellwood wordpressI’ve been puzzled for a little while about why the functionality to schedule blogs via wordpress wasn’t working for me. Then I wrote a guest post for another blog and saw that the schedule functionality worked just fine and I realized the problem: One of my plugins was coded to stop that functionality. quickly figured out what the plugin was, deactivated it and I was able to schedule blog posts again, as well as do a few other things I’d been missing. It’s important to evaluate plugins you install.
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