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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Ugg Boots & Upcoming Vacation Time

Kikolani

Great advice which I have taken into account for my upcoming 2 week break (see more under the Fetching Friday Notice section). If social media has brought some negative aspects of your past back into your life, exercie letting go of that anchor. Social Media / Social Networking. The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing. Making Money Online / Online Business.

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

www.web-strategist.com

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Or do I interpret this wrong?

How to Nimbly Adapt Content Strategy to Google’s Upcoming Changes

Writtent Blog

Would you bookmark the page, or share on social networks with your peers? Encourage Social Sharing. Over the past year, major search engines have begun paying much closer attention to social signals, a term used to describe how members of social media networks interact with the content. Did you know Google’s search algorithm changes 500 or 600 times a year?

3 New Social Media Features to Consider for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Implementing new features on social media can be an intimidating task to take on. The moment you see that buzzworthy headline about a new feature on social media during your morning coffee, you’re likely asking yourself the following questions. These features could be a benchmark for future content, trends, and social communication. Could this work for my brand? Facebook Live.

Dear Pinterest: I Loathe You No Longer

Spin Sucks

Heck, by the end of 2011 you were one of the top 10 largest social networking sites out there! Creating a folder for all the upcoming home renovations – dream or reality? It’s ok to not immediately get distracted by every bright shiny new thing that’s out there in the social space. Today’s guest post is by Lindsay Bell. Ahhhh, Pinterest. No way. Uh uh. Sweet!

How to Measure PR and Marketing Outcomes on Snapchat

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite Fein’s experience, it appears that Snapchat is a closed alternative to Facebook or Instagram for social communication. PlayStation Social Media Strategist Genny Harrison  says that the gaming community hasn’t found Snapchat as useful to build community as other industries have. “In gaming, Snapchat is looked at as a fad, where retail has embraced it. Views on Snaps ( V ).

Firebelly Marketing's Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 2 Social SEO Stories You Need To Read This Week | Main | Facebook Fans Mean Business (And Are More Likely to Buy) » March 16, 2010 Firebelly Marketings Upcoming Speaking Engagements I wanted let everyone know about some speaking engagements that Duncan Alney and I have coming up over the next few weeks.

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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How do the audiences differ across various social networks?

Is Lady Gaga and your Brand a good match?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Recently a client of Networked Insights approached us about exploring a celebrity endorsement and/or a product placement with the pop music star Lady Gaga. So we deployed our social data analysts to look at the Lady Gaga audience and our client’s audience to see if indeed there was a good fit for this brand. hope you will enjoy this report.

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Can We Talk? Why Your Company’s Social Media Needs to Sound Human

Navolutions

Maybe you’re a business owner who wants to give your brand a presence on social media platforms—but odds are you’d prefer not to play the role of reaching out to the masses yourself. If you feel that you’re ready to grant that exalted ‘Social Media Officer’ title to someone, keep in mind that you need to allow them enough independence to do an effective job.  It won’t turn out so well if their conversational skills are being stifled by super-strict guidelines and intrusive micromanagement. Anti-Social Media. The Sweet Spot for Social Media: Casual yet Competent.

Facebook Live Getting Two-Person Remote Broadcasts, Pre-Scheduled Streams, MSQRD Masks/Effects

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook used VidCon  in Anaheim, Calif., to announce three upcoming updates to its Facebook Live  live-video-streaming feature. Fitz Tepper of TechCrunch  reported that the social network will soon debut two-person remote broadcasts, prescheduled streams and the addition of masks and effects from recent acquisition MSQRD. Finally, MSQRD users will be able to go directly to Facebook live via the MSQRD application, allowing them to sample masks and effects from MSQRD during their live streams. Readers: What are your thoughts on the updates that are coming to Facebook Live?

3 Ways To Great Social Content

Mindjumpers

The hunt for impressions have led to a wave of branded content without any actual value – neither for the brand nor the users. I’ve seen photos of cute animals doing funny things and posts encouraging me to “Like” if I’m looking forward to the upcoming weekend, from brands in both the food industry as well as the tech industry. Does your brand have a social mission?

Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology

DIRECTORY OF SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR. SOCIAL LEARNING. SOCIAL LEARNING. Directory of Social Networks for Learning. social networks aimed at learning professionals. of networks for both educators and workplace learning professionals. Use the list to find one or two relevant networks to join. The list is ordered by name of network. name of the network creator, where known are shown in brackets. of a social network that you think should be on the list, email me, Jane Hart. A. Social. CONTACT.

Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Let me know if you have tries this and how it worked out for you – who knows you might even be a case study in my upcoming book! Can your social media activities cost you your job? Tags: Advertising Crowdsourcing Facebook Marketing Social Media Social Networking Strategy behavioral targeting So do you have buyer personas at your company? Not any more …. Digg this!

How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. Many marketers use social media regularly, whether for networking or business purposes. As a result, social platforms are a great way to publicize events in real time. In order to generate social media buzz on your business’s upcoming event, create and share content in the weeks leading up to it.

It’s Official: Twitter Files For IPO.

Myrland Marketing

One of the worst-kept secrets in Social Media is coming true. Well, I don’t know, but let’s take a look at what we have to compare it to in this relatively new, wild, crazy world we call Social Media. LinkedIn is very safe, has a maturity about it, and has put its stake in the ground as THE business social networking site. IT’S OFFICIAL! TWITTER.

13 Ways to Use Facebook Events for Your Brand

Sprout Social

Since your event photo can be displayed in multiple places such as the News Feed and upcoming events section, you need an image that will look great when it’s resized. More likely than not, you’re going to share this event across other networks as well. With this free tool you can easily resize, crop and adjust images to all major social media platforms. Be active.

21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without

Sprout Social

Are you in charge of getting your company’s social media marketing up and running? Using social media to grow your business, generate leads and build a brand may seem like a huge task, and in some ways it is. But there are steps you can follow to improve your chances of success, which will help you take advantage of everything social media has to offer. Post Consistently.

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New Twitter Update Coming: How Marketers Will Soon Be Able to Maximize All 140 Characters

Buffer Social

What was once a rumor that Twitter would update its 140 character count guidelines is now official in the social media sphere: Twitter announced Tuesday morning that within the next few months, usernames, quoted tweets, photos, and other media attachments will no longer count against the tweet’s 140-character limit. People have had to work around it. just setting up my twttr. Goodbye to.@replies.

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Use Instagram to Create Visual Engagement

Mindjumpers

The Facebook-owned mobile photo editing and sharing network Instagram has been around since October 2010 and by April 2012, the platform had 30 million users worldwide. couple of weeks ago, Facebook launched their own ‘Facebook camera’ bringing smartphone photo editing to the social network that first made instant photo sharing go a mainstream.

Agency Flash Mobs vs Social Flash Mobs

Laurel Papworth

While traditional media spends most of their time dissing social media (it is a competitor after all), traditional agencies find social media a rich source for client campaigns. Let’s look at some comparisons: Professionally Created: You’ll never see “Official&# on anything social. Because, hey it’s about being social, not flogging stuff. was one.

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning

SocialFish

This past week I, together with my friend Shari Rager from American Medical Writers Association, did a session at Tagoras’s Learning*Technology*Design conference on designing for social learning. This was the session description: While social learning and social media are different things, the two go hand in hand. Defining and Designing Social Learning.

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

All of those fancy auto-post social tools can lull us into a false sense of confidence. Reply to all the comments both on your own blog and around social media sites! It also supports visual campaigns which are great: You can share on your social media channels immediately and then schedule to share the same URL in a couple of weeks again using a unique image. published it.

Video Marketing For Your Business

yMarketingMatters

Videos stand out on social media, giving customers a quick overview of a product without overwhelming them with text. The main goal of social media video for businesses is to make a connection, get shared and start a dialogue with the target audience. Remember, as companies engage through social media, content has to be relevant, not spammy, providing current and potential clients with value. Where to use video marketing in social media networks: Facebook and  Facebook Video Advertising. Why the explosion of video content? YouTube and You Tube Advertising.

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How to Get Started with Instagram Marketing

Pamorama

With more than 300 million active users , it is now the most popular photo-sharing social media platform, surpassing Pinterest by more than 250 million. Engage and add value to your community A Forrester study  dubbed Instagram the “king of social engagement” and found that the platform blows others away in this area. Your goal should be 2-3 new photos per week.

How to Use Instagram to Expand Business Reach

Rebekah Radice

Sure, Facebook is still the most popular social network. But, So, why not put the power of Instagram – a mighty visual network  – to work for your business? Create a schedule that easily integrates into your current social media strategy. Just as with any social network, it doesn’t do you any good to post and run. Social Media

Google+ vs Facebook: A Turf War? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Everybody is talking about it at the moment, so I think it is a good idea to take a closer look at both social platforms which although enable social sharing,video chat and connecting with friends, yet have some subtle differences. Personally, I feel it would be really interesting to see the upcoming innovations and gain insights into the way ahead. New features.

7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies

Pamorama

Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy. As your company invests in the social network for marketing, advertising, and branding, it’s useful to have a few examples of what others have done with the platform. Drive awareness of Corcoran’s social hub and provide information about the brokerage’s activities. HubSpot.

10 Steps To Create An Awesome Google+ Profile

Almost Savvy

As with any social networking site, your profile is your home base. Add links to your social accounts, blog, website, presentations, publications, videos, photos – anything you feel helps tell your story online. More on sharing in an upcoming blog post. Once you sign-up for Google+, the first order of business should be to build your profile.

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Who,Why & How of Twitter [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

After a lot of integrations and updates, the social networking site looks even more exciting and upcoming. Social Media companies Infographic tweets TwitterTweet I found this interesting infographic on SocialWayne.com which gives an in-depth overview of Twitter. Take a look at the infographic here: Similar Posts: What People Love And Hate On Twitter [infographic].

Gin and Topics: The Jimmy Fallon Episode

Spin Sucks

In honor of my upcoming celebration, and because he was on fire this week from LA post-Super Bowl, this Gin and Topics episode is one big tribute to Jimmy Fallon. I had some help from Lubna Sadik and Mattie Dietrich , who may love him as much as I do. haven’t shared it on any of my social networks because I didn’t want to take away from anyone who would see it here.

Snap it? Tweet it? Scope it? How to Decide Where and When You Should Post to Social Media

Katie Lance

know a lot of you struggle with this which is why this post is all about how I figure out where to post something on social media; and a lot of it starts with your own guidelines for how you use each channel. As I’ve said before, I don’t believe you have to be on every social media platform. find that it fills in the gaps between the other social media platforms.

Facebook Ad Examples That Convert

Sprout Social

Next to publishing quality and engaging content, the next best way to reach your audience on the social network is through Facebook Ads. Another ad from PlayStation promotes one of its upcoming games with a new trailer. The social network boasts 89% accuracy  when it comes to narrowly targeting campaigns, compared to the average online reach of only 38%. Because.

Facebook News Feed: Friends and Family First, Core Values

SocialTimes Facebook

Friends and family come first in Facebook’s News Feed , as the social network detailed the latest tweak to its algorithm  and detailed the values that guide that algorithm. That’s why today, we’re announcing an upcoming change to News Feed ranking to help make sure you don’t miss stories from your friends. Engineering director Lars Backstrom  announced the algorithm update in a Newsroom post , saying that posts from friends will be ranked higher in News Feed than posts from pages. We encourage pages to post things that their audiences are likely to share with their friends.

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3 Big Changes to Twitter’s Character Count

Ignite Social Media

That all changed Tuesday morning when Twitter announced several upcoming changes to their character count. However there will soon be much more opportunity for creative writing and ways to engage with followers on everyone’s (ok, not everyone’s, maybe just my) favorite social networking site. for proactive tweets. That means you’ll no longer have to use the  ”.@”

Six Surprising B2B Content Marketing Ideas

PWB Marketing Blog

Tradeshow organizers can use a widget to help promote attendance at an upcoming conference with a countdown timer to the date and include an RSS feed with event updates, sponsors, ticket sales, etc. Company-Focused Community Site – Instead of reaching your customers on a 3rd party social network, build your social network. Do not pitch your products.

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Social Media, Journalism and “The News Will Find Me”

SocialFish

just posted a great slide deck of a presentation she gave recently on the impact of social media on journalism to the New England Press and Newspaper Association ‘s Winter Conference. The  Guardian  states: “Help the  Guardian  shape the news by talking to our editors and reporters about upcoming stories as we work on them.” Is Social the “New News?”