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  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Twitter] 10 Reasons You Need to Create a Cool Infographic
    In a recent month, the word infographic was published on Twitter an astounding 56,765 times, serving as clear evidence that deciding to create an infographic can be a surefire path to increased exposure on major social media networks. 7. Content marketing isn’t just about blogging. In fact, there’s a lot of compelling evidence that your inbound marketing strategy should include plenty of visual content. One of the hottest types of content at the moment is cool infographics: easy-to-consume, visual representations of data and concepts. Image credit: FernandoBiz. 1. they save them.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2010
    [Twitter] Should Social CRM be Automated?
    The image is from PeopleBrowsr and shows a type of social CRM automation on Twitter.  One of the things I talked about a while ago was the notion that we are eventually going to get to more companies/brands on twitter (and other social networks) then actual users.  Let’s say that we get most of the airlines on twitter to engage in the conversation.  They are going to get bombarded with twitter messages from various airlines stating why the user should fly on their airline.  Today I want to address the topic of automation.  Take a good look at the image below.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [Twitter] Return on Investments
    It could be they’re conversing with you on Twitter. I was speaking to a friend recently, and we got to chatting about charities and how supporters are almost like investors along the lines of venture capitalists, or stocks and shares guys. Yet these supporters are much more than a standard investor – as well as donations, they invest time, resources, energy and much more into the charity they believe in. Basically, if you’re a charity, they invest in YOU. But this doesn’t need to be landlocked into charities. It could be they’re reading and commenting on your blog. So here’s a request.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
    [Twitter] 7 Reasons Why No One is Sharing Your Blog Content
    Use social media to get the ball rolling, sharing your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social media sites. 4. In today’s connected world, it’s important that your content is shared with others through building links. Your reach spreads as your content is shared. That translates into more visitors to your blog, as well as a likely increase in purchases. How to get links is a frequently asked question. If you notice that no one is sharing your content, that’s something you want to change. Focus your blog content on a particular topic or niche. Post on a regular schedule.
  • DIGITAL VOICES  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
    [Twitter] Why is social media so difficult for B2B?
    of facebook or twitter followers). The use of Social Media in the consumer space is widely written about. Success in the B2C space frequently garners good media attention. It has been difficult to crack the puzzle of social media in the B2B space though. Most B2B firms who have engaged in Social Media do not typically see immediate impact from their investments whether it be in terms of generating leads or increasing their market reach.  Not It is not difficult to fathom the reason behind the lack of success. As a result, sales and suppport cycles are typically quite long. Stay posted!
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010
    [Twitter] Are you educating yourself?
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Are you educating yourself? Posted June 8th, 2010 by admin and filed in business Tags: business , Education , learning , reading View Comments I’m a firm believer that you never stop learning and that if you think you have nothing to learn, you’re pretty much stagnating. This is true for life and for business as well. As a business owner, one of the values I stress for myself and my clients is education. read between 5 to 6 books at a time. Why 5 to 6 books?
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Twitter] Are you taking care of yourself?
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Are you taking care of yourself? Posted June 9th, 2010 by admin and filed in business Tags: taking care of yourself , work-life balance , workaholicism View Comments Running a business can be hard. It’s demanding work because you aren’t really just working 40 hours a week. Usually you’re working a lot more, because you need to. But in all of that, it’s also important to take care of yourself. There are many styles of meditation out there.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Twitter] Why resting on your laurels doesn't work
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Why resting on your laurels doesn’t work Posted July 12th, 2010 by admin and filed in Business reputation , business View Comments The other day, I got an email from a person I’d done business with, offering up a date when he was going to be doing a conference. really admire the fact that he doesn’t rest on his laurels. Business doesn’t stay the same and neither can you. Imagine Your Reality. All Rights Reserved.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [Twitter] Are you advertising too much?
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Are you advertising too much? Posted July 26th, 2010 by admin and filed in Business reputation , Social Media , business , social media behavior Tags: over advertising , Social Media , social media behavior , Taylor Ellwood View Comments I clicked on a link to an article on a website, and quickly found myself irritated when I realized that in each article the person wrote there was a link to the book he’d written. Imagine Your Reality. All Rights Reserved.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
    [Twitter] Relationships first, bottom line second
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Relationships first, bottom line second Posted August 12th, 2010 by admin and filed in Relationships , Social Media , social influence Tags: bottom line , customer service , return on investment , Return on Relationships , Social Media , Taylor Ellwood View Comments I was recently told by a new client that the reason she chose to do business with me is because I made the time to follow-up and didn’t brush her off when she had questions. Imagine Your Reality.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
    [Twitter] Are you monitoring what people are saying?
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Are you monitoring what people are saying? Posted August 26th, 2010 by admin and filed in Business reputation , business Tags: Business reputation , social media monitoring , Taylor Ellwood View Comments Christopher Koch brought up a point recently about lessons companies can learn from people such as Steven Slater and Mark Hurd. That point is that people are making it easier and easier to find out what they have to say and what they are doing all the time.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Twitter] Giving up what doesn't work in your marketing
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Giving up what doesn’t work in your marketing Posted September 2nd, 2010 by admin and filed in book review , business Tags: business , How to be a fierce competitor , marketing View Comments One of the key realizations I’ve had about marketing is that it’s very important to track what works and doesn’t work with your marketing. like the use of stories, but I also like the author’s bluntness. And trying new things of course.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Twitter] Four tips for social media policies
    Businesses need to also consider employee participation on social media when developing policies in order to make sure that employees are on the same page as the business. The following tips are useful ones to keep in mind as a business develops its social media plan. 1: Develop an escalation policy for dealing with negative comments.  Businesses will inevitably get a negative comment or complaint from a disgruntled customer. However there are also situations where a company will deal with negative comments that go far beyond the complaint a customer might have. Along with this practice is: 2.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Twitter] My Speaking Plans for 2011
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes My Speaking Plans for 2011 Posted September 15th, 2010 by admin and filed in business Tags: professional speaking , social media coach , Taylor Ellwood View Comments This year (2010) I became a professional speaker. I’ve mostly spoken at events in Oregon with audiences that range from wedding professionals to government employees, all about social media and how it applies to different industries. would like to be doing up to four paid speaking engagements a month.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
    [Twitter] Social media strategy and activities
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Social media strategy and activities Posted September 22nd, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , business , social media behavior Tags: social media coach , Social media customer service , social media marketing , social media strategy , Taylor Ellwood , Time management View Comments In my previous post about social media and time, I discussed why it was important to set time aside each day for social media. Let’s take Linkedin as an example.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Twitter] The value of testimonial videos
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes The value of testimonial videos Posted September 27th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , marketing , video Tags: Social Media , Taylor Ellwood , video testimonial View Comments If you click on the video below, you’ll see a testimonial from one of my clients, a delightful kitchen and bath remodeler named Diane Plesset. And now video is something people can do much more easily especially with the variety of cameras that are available. Imagine Your Reality.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Twitter] The value of context in defining your business
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes The value of context in defining your business Posted October 11th, 2010 by admin and filed in business Tags: business , context , flow charts , Taylor Ellwood View Comments Your business is defined by the context of the services and products you provide and the audience you serve. What they have is a hobby. Your clientele is part of the context that defines your business, but the other part is the services or products you provide that meet the needs of your clients.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Twitter] Is your business your passion?
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Is your business your passion? Posted October 12th, 2010 by admin and filed in business Tags: is my business my passion? Social Media , Taylor Ellwood View Comments I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately as I look at what I’m doing with my business and ask myself if what I’m doing is really what I want to continue doing. Is this because they are somehow not empowered to pursue their passion or is it something else? Imagine Your Reality.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
    [Twitter] Show 445 - Business Marketing Tips for Slideshare
    love to hear your thoughts so email me,  anna@theengagingbrand.com , join me on  twitter  ,  Google+  or Facebook.love to hear your opinion and ideas. The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode but first.the listener of the week is Stephen Trask from New York who was chosen from all the people who have shared about the show this week - a goodie bag is on it''s way to you. We discuss. The importance of visual thinking and visual learning. What is slideshare? How easy Slideshare is for business to use.
  • ACIDLABS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
    [Twitter] Who are the people in your neighborhood — redux
    Contact acidlabs By emailing hello@acidlabs.org By calling +61 2 61003002 (Australia) +1 415 2873371 (US) +44 20 81338502 (UK) Online on LinkedIn on Facebook on Twitter as @acidlabs for announcements Stephen Collins is on LinkedIn on Facebook on Twitter as @trib Speaking events Where and When Published Original content is for non-commercial use under Creative Commons except where otherwise noted. Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community.
  • THEFUTUREBUZZ.COM  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Twitter] Content Aggregation For Links, Traffic And Buzz
    Subscribe by RSS Feed You should follow me on Twitter Become a fan on Facebook Comments Christopher Ming Ryan (17 comments) 6 June 09 Terrific list. Subscribe by RSS Stay At The Edge - Get Free Email Updates Connect With Me Twitter LinkedIn Facebook The Future Buzz in Brief The Future Buzz provides analysis, insight and commentary on all things related to digital marketing, media and PR. Editorially chosen content aggregation is successful for a variety of reasons: Helping others find signal in the noise positions you as a go-to source for your niche. Perfect. Need to contact me?
  • SMTHREE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Twitter] A Super Social Media contest
    This is how you get the details to the contest. 2) Next, you have to apply via your Twitter account in order to be selected as a possible contestant. I was reading USA Today on Monday (yes, I still get newsprint on my fingers) when I saw the headline: Super Bowl ads play to social media. It appeared that both Mercedes-Benz and Audi are giving away A BRAND NEW CAR! spent years in radio and not a day went by that I wasn’t trying to create a promotion for a client or to attract and engage listeners on our own behalf. So, the chance to win a new Benz or Audi certainly got my attention.
  • SMTHREE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Twitter] Social media: Is Groupon a good deal for you?
    Just like you need to consider where Twitter and Facebook fit into your marketing plans – before you launch – make sure you know what you are hoping to accomplish before you partner with Groupon. Social media coupons are becoming big business. Groupon’s trend setting has led to the inevitable copy cats. Living Social, Yelp and Facebook Places are all trying to tap in to this revenue stream. The question is – does it work? There is no question social coupon sites work for the consumer. A 50% discount on goods or services will always attract a crowd. Your thoughts?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Twitter] Work on Being More Social in the Job Hunt
    Twitter – Recruiters are always scouring Twitter for great candidates. LinkedIn offers great information on job searching, and you can also find valuable resources to follow on Twitter. Looking for a job is hard work. Luckily, social media plays a big role in finding a job, and there’s a lot more to it than just the big names, like LinkedIn. If you’re in the job market, make sure you take a look at some of these sites: Jobster – Jobster is a platform great for networking and job searching. Social Media Sites for Job Information.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010
    [Twitter] Learn to Fall…Off Your High Horse
    Your post, and your sentiments, are more indicative of our overall state of behavior and inter-personal interactions than mere blog comments or @replies on Twitter, would indicate, I fear. Coming to twitter, on the other hand, I think there is a lot of things you just learn along the way and you have to be open to learn it. I “really&# joined twitter only in May and I became addicted really quickly and I too tend to state my opinion or sometimes tweet what could be considered an obsolete thought. love the freedom to express and share my viewpoint as much as anyone.
  • THE BLAKERY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Twitter] The Social Network: “Good Artists Borrow. Great Artists Steal.”
    For one a mini war in the blogosphere and on Twitter. Last night I saw the Facebook film about Mark Zuckerberg “The Social Network&# based on  Ben Mezrich ‘s 2009 nonfiction book The Accidental Billionaires. Fact or fiction, the film paints a very human portrait of seemingly insensitive Mark Zuckerberg. The film could have easily had a different name such as “Good Artists Borrow. Great Artists Steal, &# Misunderstood “ or even the old quote “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.&#. The film was written by Aaron Sorkin. It truly is addicting.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Twitter] The Social Strategist: Social Marketing Discussion with Chris Barger
    Follow Statler and Waldorf on Twitter? Companies can miss the ball because they’re distracted by a drive to acquire a set number of Facebook fans or Twitter followers. You have to allow some of that individuality to shine through; we always had the photos of every individual who posted on Twitter for GM alongside the GM’s Twitter page, and used our initials whenever possible (ended a tweet with “^CB”, for example) to let people know which individual was responding to them. What company most impressed you with their social marketing in 2011?
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Twitter] Why I Share What I Share
    Today I wanted to share with you, pun intended, why I share what I share through Twitter and my Fetching Friday posts. I feel like I’ve been in a more opinionated mood recently, and I hope that is alright with you, my readers. have a nice juicy “how to&# post for next week though, so don’t fear! Changing My Approach. In the last few weeks, I have been changing up my strategies quite a bit, from taking the time to comment on blogs to turning off my Twitterfeed and other social media automation services. What About Reciprocation. What Is Your Approach to Sharing.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Twitter] Put Social Media, Text and Email to Work for Your Company
    Sites like Facebook and Twitter dominate the online activities of millions of Americans as well as people across the globe. Not only does having a Facebook business page, Twitter account, and Linkedin profile help your company climb the social ranks, it also helps you create a social presence. Integrating technology into your company is the key to business success because it helps unlock your customer outreach and marketing potential. Focusing on social media, text, and email will help your business grow by increasing your online and mobile presence. Creating a Social Presence.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Twitter] Cottonelle Social Media Fail
    Most likely, though, the person who tweeted about LeBron James from the Cottonelle Twitter account just doesn’t get social media, either. In what appears to be yet another Corporate America social media fail, Cottonelle inappropriately used the viral news that LeBron James is returning to Cleveland to tweet out a message to their followers to use Cottonelle brand toilet paper and flushable wipes. This is one of those social media “failures” that just goes to show that many large corporations just don’t “get” the use of social media. JustInCase [link].
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Twitter] Social Media Case Study: Financial Times
    Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! What is there for marketers to learn from the Financial Times social media strategy? Visit the Financial Times Google+ page and you will see an innovative use of social media by a brand in an industry that many think is outdated. The Financial Times social media channels looks great on the outside, but there is a lot taking place on the inside as well from which marketers can take a lesson or two. At a 125 years old, the Financial Times is not necessarily a brand that many would expect to see incorporating social media in such a crucial way.
  • NET-SAVVY EXECUTIVE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Twitter] Revisiting 2011
    Twitter Best in Events and Emergencies Emergency management pros started paying serious attention to social media in 2011—tsunamis, tornadoes, and popular uprisings command attention, after all. When I started looking at the year's most-read posts a couple of years ago, I noticed that the list always includes a lot of older posts. So, I started a new post last year: a list of the past year's posts that didn't make the 2011 Top 10 , but that I think are worth another look. Do you "like" your "friends" on Facebook, or are those just arbitrary labels for something else? Blogging
  • BILL HARTZER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Twitter] Search Engine Marketing Job Opening: Organic Search Marketing Strategist
    Twitter: [link]. ICONSTAFF has an opening for an Organic Search Marketing Strategist. The Organic Search Marketing Strategist applies their SEO and Marketing skills and experience to develop SEO campaigns that increase visibility, drive qualified traffic to their client’s sites and build/buy tools to help the SEO group become more effective. Job responsibilities include: Developing the organic search strategy. – Review all relevant material or attend meetings to gain a full understanding of their client’s marketing/site goals and objectives. Creating detailed SEO recommendations.
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Twitter] Why I Love Playing Post-It Note Games in My Workshops
    Please e-mail me at gauravonomics@gmail.com , call me at +91-9999856940, or connect with me on Twitter. I came across a wonderful quote in Richard Bach’s ‘Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah’ that sums up what I try to do in my workshops: Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. My favorite parts at my workshops are games that help participants remember what they already know. moments. Then, I ask them to arrange the post-it notes around themes.
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2008
    [Twitter] The StumbleUpon effect - Koka Sexton dot Com
    Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS The StumbleUpon effect Getting traffic to your website can be a daunting task. If you host your own website you have several methods of getting reader attention and converting them to followers. Bringing new visitors can almost become a full time job is you decide to do go that route. There are several bloggers that do just that with the intent of getting more ad revenue through their site. The truth is, it works and people like John Chow (for lack of a better example off the top of my head) have been doing this for years.
  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
    [Twitter] FeverBee is hiring a Community Advocate
    If your idea of this role is participating in the conversation all day long on Twitter, don’t apply. In our quest to help people build better communities, we’re once again expanding our team. This time we’re looking for an advocate of best practices, someone that strongly believes in the power of communities and wants to bring proven practice to a range of different sectors. Think business development more than consultancy/sales. Last time we advertised a role, we received over 200 applications. We’re hoping to narrow that down a little this time.    Benefits of FeverBee.
  • SCOTT GOULD  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Twitter] Ideas Don’t Equal Innovation: A Filter For What You Could Do, And What You Should Do
    Scott is also on Twitter and Facebook. I love Mike Myatt’s blog. leader’s leader, Mike has a wealth of leadership experience and insight that he boils down into quick but prudent lessons everyday. remember speaking with him on the phone at the beginning of the year, and it was clear to me that whilst Mike works with top companies and is a revered figure in leadership theory circles, he walks his talk. The very fact that he time for a phone call with me also speaks volumes about him. One of Mike’s main things is focus. Mike’s 15 Filters. 1. The Photo credit.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Twitter] Digital PR Tools
    Follow me on Twitter. An App to Analyze Facebook Friends. Wolfram Alpha, a site that offers ways to access and analyze information online, has a new Facebook Report. If you are mapping your social graph , and you should be,  this app can be helpful in understanding your Facebook friends. You can find out their age ranges and relationship status and, if you’d like to increase engagement, you can start tracking the likes and comments per post.  You can see who your top commenters and sharers are and strengthen your bond with them.  Posted by Sally Falkow. tools
  • VIPER CHILL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Twitter] You Asked, I Replied – ViperChill Answers #1
    Is it worthwhile to promote your twitter profile early on (does it create good social proof to have thousands of followers?) have artificially inflated quite a few Twitter accounts and to be totally honest, it’s just not worth it. You guys sure do know how to ask tough questions. 4,000+ words later and I’ve hopefully answered all of the ones which will help as many people as possible. How did you come up with the name ViperChill? from James ). still really like it. Though I love the logo here far more. Which three books have been essential to your success? from Parka).
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Facebook Reassurance
    HOW TO: Still Use Twitter Search to Track Your Brand Mentions via RSS – All feeds are still working as they had been just removed from the site after the re-design but not deactivated. So the only trick is to find the way to generate those Twitter search RSS feeds and use them. 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 kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing. Need to generate more income from your blogging revenue? Business / Career. Photo of the Week.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] How to Block Semalt.com from Accessing Your Website Using.htaccess
    And it’s even being reported as being a botnet: They are using a hacked botnet and @vote4obama2012 on twitter put up an image showing that they were offering a firefox extension which infects computers – very serious. Yesterday, I wrote a post about how to stop Semalt.com from showing up in your Google Analytics account. Today, in this post, I’ll tell you how to block semalt.com from accessing your website using the site’s.htaccess file. Each and every request (every hit on every file) first accesses the.htaccess file before your website loads. information/.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
    [Twitter] #FollowFriday: Angelica Colantuoni
    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 10 2010 #FollowFriday: Angelica Colantuoni By Gini Dietrich | Email | Print | 9 Comments | Today is Angelica Colantuoni’s birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!) so I thought that is a perfect reason for her to be the focus of #FollowFriday. We had packs to keep the coffee hot.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [Twitter] Clap for the Click, Reward the Review
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. We live in an age of the  Quick Attention Span  and Instant Gratification. When it comes to the digital landscape of social media and mobile usage, are we cutting efforts short by asking for the quick-action connect? Maybe we get too excited about scoring social media with how many “Likes” or “ReTweets” or “Follows” or “Check-Ins” or “+1s” we receive. suggestion for small business owners: Clap for the Click; Reward the Review. Clap for the Click; Reward the Review.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012
    [Twitter] Life Delivers Turbulence: Adjust or Start Over?
    Follow Mike Sansone on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. On the first day of 2012, my wife and I were excited to begin our first full calendar year together. Focus. Excitement. We had big plans for the new year. On the second day of 2012, life threw us a curve ball. Angela’s dad had a “heart episode” and was taken to the hospital. Only two hours away (a commute for many, but in the country that’s a trip), we quickly grabbed a few things and headed home to help. We remained for 11 days. Dad’s doing great in his recovery. Physically, Mentally, Spiritually.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Twitter] 3 Things You Most Likely Do Not Know About Social Media Marketing
    They think that they just have to post some messages on Twitter or Facebook and that they will be successful in the future. Most people think that social media marketing is really easy. That is definitely not the case. While social media is quite cheap for marketers, this does not mean that it is free. At the same time, there are many things that are not known by most people out there. Here are 3 that are really important to comprehend. Marketing Gurus Spend A Lot Of Money. Most marketing gurus are telling you lies. Quantity Counts. Social Media Marketing Takes Time. Socialnomics
  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
    [Twitter] Online Communities For Start-Ups: Focus On The Meaning
    They create and manage Facebook/Twitter accounts.  Communities for start-ups tend to take one of two approaches. The first approach is the most common. The community manager is hired to manage the growing community. They respond to questions. They distribute information. They bring feedback from the community to the organization.   This is a scalable form of customer service. It's useful, but limited in scope and benefits. The second approach is less common, but far more beneficial.   You need a cause before you begin the community.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011
    [Twitter] The State of Association E-Learning
    Twitter) jumped from a mere 2.4 Interested in the state of association e-learning? Check out the latest report from Tagoras on the subject. The report costs $149,  but Jeff is offering $30 off through July for anyone who subscribes to his monthly Association Learning/Technology Digest. Jeff and his co-author Celisa Steele surveyed 375 associations, and they conducted deeper interviews with 27 associations and 9 e-learning service providers. The dominant social tool for current e-learning initiatives is social networks (44.6 Microblogging (e.g. percent to 20.1 percent to 24.5 percent.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
    [Twitter] Team Building: How to Train for Productivity and Profits
    Meet me over on  Twitter  to take the conversation further. Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. Meet me over on Twitter to take the conversation further. Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ Awareness Community How-To Podcast Selling Small Business Success Technology Trends Aidan Gray Home communication customers Jeff Korhan productivity relationships repeatable profits Shelia Butler team building trainingThis is Episode 38 of  This Old New Business  weekly  business podcast with Jeff Korhan. Key Take-Aways.
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Twitter] Free vs. Paid: Will Your Members Still Love You?
    Use social sharing buttons – Twitter buttons alone increases sharing sevenfold. When we’re talking about using social media as part of a content strategy, we are talking about having free content out there. One of the first questions an association might ask is: Does giving away free content lessen the value of membership in the association? This question is the same dilemma that publishing companies faced years ago: Would giving away free content mean losing paid subscribers?  The answer to the first question is no (as is the answer to the second question). Quite the opposite.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Twitter] Podcast 387 - Hidden Wealth of Your Customers
    Is offering a prize draw for a twitter retweet.good or bad for finding a customer for the long term? love to hear your thoughts so email me,  anna@theengagingbrand.com , join me on  twitter , leave a message at The Engaging Brand Fan Page or join me on to discuss it on  Google+. Is offering a prize draw for a twitter retweet.good or bad for finding a customer for the long term? This week's  The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips , is ready to download. How the true wealth of customers is hidden from a business.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Twitter] Day 2: People of color impacting the social web – Sian Morson – #29DaysofDiversity
    Twitter: @xianamoy. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. For the past two years for Black History Month, I started an online series called 28 Days Diversity where I would feature someone new everyday during the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. Website/Blog: kollectivemobile.com.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
    [Twitter] Introducing the zooGooders, #zooGood chat
    Each week the zooGooders will participate in a #zooGood Twitter chat on fundraising best practices. In conjunction with my client Razoo , I’m excited to announce the zooGooder program today. Using a new widget technology, this killer group of free agent fundraisers are going to engage in a series of best practices exercises to learn more about grassroots fundraising. Specifically, the DonateAnywhere widget is the first to allow Web site owners to fundraise from appeal to final transaction, all while keeping a donor on their Web site or blog. Tom Dawkins of Out There and Back Again.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [Twitter] Improve Organizational Efficiency via Social Media-Part I
    Social Media Marketing Goals & Tools An Interactive YouTube Campaign By Tipp-Ex Subscribe to Blog Subscribe to Danish Newsletter TOPICS Best Practise Cases (46) Facebook (53) Linkedin (5) Marketing & Communication (104) Mindjumpers (32) Social Media (219) Social Network (128) Social Responsibility (43) Tech Development (51) Tips (25) TribeSourcing (15) Twitter (23) FLATTR MINDJUMPERS Mindjumpers © 2010 All Rights Reserved As mentioned, Hoist is a browser-based working platform build on the idea of social networks.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Twitter] 45 Free or Super Cheap Tools for Creating Amazing Visual Content
    also offers a number of free templates, several of which support visualization of your Facebook, Twitter, or Google ?nalytics.   A content marketing strategy without visual elements is like chocolate chip cookies without any chocolate. It’s still good, but it lacks the mass appeal. Researchers believe that around 65% of the population are visual learners, who are able to best process information that’s relayed in images, infographics and video. While the average adult reads around 300 words a minute, the human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text. Easely.ly. Easel.ly
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Twitter] Are You Social Enough With Car Loans?
    This is mostly due to being able to use hashtags, which provide keyword capabilities with sites like Twitter and Facebook. Just by updating your public status on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, you are helping them find you. The auto loan industry as a whole is starting to see increasing, now that it has been a few years since the financial crisis of 2008. This includes seeing more leasing, long-term auto loans and financing, according to Experian. It’s not only good news for the banks giving out loans, but the auto industry as well. Photo credit: cars.com.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Twitter] How PassionRoses Reached Out to the Right Celebrity at the Right Time
    In return they asked for pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Something old and something new is a great philosophy with which to power an awesome outreach marketing strategy. Hollywood Branded hit that nail on the head with a project they recently did for their client, PassionRoses. Hollywood Branded used a more traditional marketing tactic—working with a celebrity—and morphed their strategy to fit snugly with the way the modern consumer likes to hear about a brand—organic social media chatter and created a bang surrounding PassionRoses. He has a huge and loyal social network.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Twitter] Jerks are going to be jerks: Do’s and Don’ts for dealing with jerks online
    Make sure you read the terms before reporting a user so that you aren’t being a jerk. (By the way, if you don’t want to see a promoted tweet or post, click the dismiss button and Twitter won’t show it to you again.). Rachel Kerstetter, PR Engineer, Sonnhalter. Sometimes in life you encounter people who are jerks. Via Mike Licht. As children, we were often told to ignore the jerks. As adults we find ways to cope with the jerks we encounter throughout our days. It’s a little more difficult for companies to deal with the jerks on social media. Don’t fire back at them.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
    [Twitter] How the Lines Between Search and Social Will Blur in 2012
    Bing’s partnerships with Facebook and Twitter make it to where they don’t have to create their own network, but expect the integrations to continue to expand in 2012. On Sunday, I will be delivering a mini-keynote (is 30 minutes a keynote?) at the Driving Sales Executive Summit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for TK Carsites. ” At Driving Sales, it will be easier for me to read Moby Dick to the audience in 30 minutes than it will be to break the surface of the topic selected in the same amount of time. Search is Getting Social. This is where social media steps in.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Twitter] How Your Brand Can Win Over Online Customers One Skeptic at a Time
    General Mills did this just right when it  invited discussion  around sourcing sustainable ingredients in a live Twitter chat. The New York Police Department’s campaign  backfired horribly  when it asked Twitter users to post photos of themselves with officers. Image via BigStockPhoto.com Have you ever noticed how proud parents look at their toddlers’ crayon scribbles as though they’re admiring a Picasso painting? As humans, it’s easy to become biased when we’re attached to something. The way we see things doesn’t always match up to reality. Social Media Strategy
  • COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
    [Twitter] Empathy & Social Media – This Combo could be an Online Business Secret Weapon
    Set up a Twitter Account – Microblogging is a great way to communicate with others in your niche. Twitter is also a great way to notify others of new blog posts. Photo by LifeHouseDesign. Empathy is the ability to understand the depth of another person’s feelings. Empathy comes through conversation and building relationships. Empathy is something that our parents and grandparents showed us how to feel, relate, respect and love others. It is very important for any business to have Empathy, but it should not be absent from the Online Business. And, do you know why?
  • KIKOLANI  |  SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011
    [Twitter] How I Get Things Done
    Namely have a full time job while also running this blog, my photography blog , commenting , taking the manual approach to Twitter , writing tons of guest posts all over the place, and working on extra-curricular projects. One question I get asked often is how do I do it? So I’d like to take this time to share with you how I do things. But first, I want you to know that my system is not without its flaws. I get behind sometimes. So don’t look at this as a guide to productivity. Photo Credit. 1. Get up early! It has made a HUGE difference! 2. Go with the creative flow.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Twitter] The Steps From Business Owner to Franchise Owner
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. In a report for the International Franchise Association (IFA) by IHS Global Insights, franchises outpaced the growth of other business sectors in 2012. They estimate that there will be more than 750 thousand franchise locations by the end of 2013, a 1.4 percent increase. If you’re considering moving away from small business ownership and buying a franchise, this might be the time to capitalize on the franchise growth trend. The Franchise/Small Business Differences. The products are stable and proven. Financing options. L.I.F.T.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Twitter] Business Plan Sample for Cleaning Services Providers
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Submitted by Chuck Dean. Deciding to get involved in the competitive cleaning business is an ambitious choice which could have a lot of positive effects on your future and might bring you a steady income. In order to be successful, however, you have to build a winning strategy which will help you develop your activity faster. Creating a business plan is absolutely necessary for the proper growth of you as a good business person and of your company as a great cleaning service provider. The Nature of Your Cleaning Business.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Twitter] How Often Should I Blog? (A Truth)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. The question, “How Often Should I Blog?” ” comes up daily. There is a large variety of answers – many of which are good answers, even though they’re different. With so many ways and reasons for blogging, let’s set a few parameters for this piece: To begin, let’s put the practice of business blogging into two large buckets. Blogging as a Business and Blogging for a Business. Each can be, and often are quite different. How Often Should I Blog to Augment My Business? At least. Blogging
  • BILL HARTZER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Twitter] Google Continues Indexing Google+ Posts, But in a Different Way
    My only speculation at this point is that Google may be getting ready to bring back the “real time&# search results, as previously they had access to the Twitter firehose of Tweets, and were displaying them in real time in the search results. Update: I previously posted (original post shown below) that all of the Google+ Plus posts were not getting indexed. Google has, in fact, changed the title tags of posts recently, thus changing one of the ways that they can be found in Google’s search results. But unfortunately that appears to have been stopped, by Google themselves.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Twitter] Bright Sparks List: 3 amazing business resources I’m loving right now
    Since then, not only did I launch my first online programme, Twitter Brilliance , and my second; Facebook Likes to Quality Leads , but I’ve successfully navigated a total of 5 product launches within a year. Watch his TED talk video , pick up the book, then put your WHY into action! 3. A Pep Talk from Kid President. I’ve had a packed month with the launch of Facebook Likes to Quality Leads , taking part in an online summit , and launching the Twitter Brilliance self paced programme. Each month I take you behind the scenes to share my bright sparks. Lucky for us! What about you?
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – 23 Marketing Links
    Twitter Analytics: 3 Tools that Track and Measure Your Success – Use these 3 Twitter tools to quickly measure, track and monitor your success. Twitter Analytics, Followerwonk and commun.it are the best tools to monitor engagement. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Added Bonus for Blog Post Promotion Students! Have you signed up to learn about the art of promoting a single piece of content for an increase in traffic, engagement, and social shares ?
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Twitter] Bigger Ear Marketing for Authors
    Use FourSquare and Twitter to make a few potential new relationships happen. then checked the users’ Twitter profiles to see if my book would make sense to them. This isn’t a very efficient use of your time, but it was fun, and it gives you a new way to think about services like Twitter and FourSquare. Hey, published authors looking for more readers: Want to have some fun? Here’s what I did: I searched at search.twitter.com for the following text: “I’m at Barnes & Noble&# , which came from a FourSquare check-in. Here are the results.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Twitter] The Magic That is Apple
    Monday was a hectic day, yesterday we had a really energetic #measurePR Twitter chat with Megan Berry of Klout (can’t wait for that recap, can you?), I had 16 papers to grade, my husband’s birthday is coming up, followed a week later by our wedding anniversary… so much going on, to do/plan/prepare for… aargh! And not just on Facebook, but on Twitter too, if I shared the news there. I’ve lost count of how many people offered advice, shared their favorite apps and tips. I was all tapped out yesterday. And then it happened. Every. Single. Every time.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [Twitter] 3 Tips to Avoid a Social Media Overload
    Social media is a great tool, but only if it is being used actively. I’d recommend you start with just Facebook and Twitter. There’s a problem I have been seeing a lot lately among businesses who are late to adopting social media. They are excited, just raring to go (which is admirable) but they have no perspective on what they’re getting themselves into. They look up every possible social network and just start registering. Now, I’m a big proponent of social media as part of a successful  Business SEO  strategy, but it needs to be approached cautiously.
  • JOSH S PETERS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
    [Twitter] Using Social Media in an Awareness Campaign | Shuaism
    Home About eBooks Social Media and Internet Marketing Speaking Twitter Says You Are Here: Home » Social Media » Using Social Media in an Awareness Campaign Using Social Media in an Awareness Campaign Written on November 23, 2009 by Josh Peters in Social Media 9 Comments - Leave a comment! Twitter – Without a doubt search is the most powerful feature on Twitter to date. You can also use twitter based directories like twellow , wefollow , etc to find people who fall into the same categories as you. Goals. What do you want to do? Well done. Well done.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Twitter] Why I Think ViperChill is Some Sort of Scam
    This was especially the case when he mentioned via Twitter that Penguin 2.0 (a Google algorithm update) was going to be rolling out in a few weeks. Nothing to do with the fact that we share the same birthday, Louis Theroux is without a doubt my favourite journalist / documentary producer. His shows cover everything from brothels and the porn industry to profitable infomercial companies and even cities ravaged by drugs. In a scene from one documentary, Louis and the Nazis , he’s asked over and over again whether he is Jewish while filming a family in their home. My point? Xbox One
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
    [Twitter] Jake's Take: TV On The Internet
    Follow him on  Twitter. Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Happy Social Media Day - June 30th | Main | Fridays Fun Online Finds » July 01, 2010 Jakes Take: TV On The Internet It’s no secret – the Internet and social media sites are agreat way to target a large, and typically younger, audience.   This hasn’t gone unnoticed by thestruggling television industry. Over the past several years, almost every major TV networkhas developed an online presence. Many of them offer streaming videos and oftenfull-length episodes on their websites.
  • INBLURBS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Twitter] The Number ONE Inbound Marketing Success Secret is Content
    Tweet this on Twitter! =. It is no secret that companies who publish valuable content on the web get more attention from their existing and potential customers. Companies that utilize the opportunities of publishing valuable content get more attention, traffic and generate more leads. As attention of the target audience is important to gain trust and credibility, the best way to do this is to show expertise and to be helpful. Companies that publish content online in their corporate blog and social media make them self more visible to their target audience. — HOW-TO’S. — BLOG!
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014
    [Twitter] How to Become a Pinterest Warrior
    For instance, if you are offering a product or service that is very visual, it might make more sense to use Pinterest instead of Twitter to connect with people. In a world full of social media sites, sometimes it can be difficult to choose the right one for your marketing efforts. After all, you can’t just go with the most popular social networks out there, because your business or brand might not be well suited to what they offer. Each individual social site has its own unique purpose and visitors, meaning that each audience is going to expect something different.
  • MICRO PERSUASION  |  SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2010
    [Twitter] Question of the Day: Can a Phone Replace a Laptop? (My Take.
    He can be found on Twitter and Facebook as well. Steve is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? Steve Rubel owns this site 5,034 subscribers The Steve Rubel Stream 3 Jul 2009 Question of the Day: Can a Phone Replace a Laptop? (My Take: Probably Not) This is something I have been thinking about lately: as smart phones (pick one, any one) get more sophisticated, can one get away traveling for business sans laptop? For me the answer to date has been: sort of. Basically, if the trip is less than two nights and I know I wont need PowerPoint, I take the risk. Flattered.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Twitter] Welcoming new colleagues and old ones in new jobs at Mindjumpers
    Social Media Marketing Goals & Tools An Interactive YouTube Campaign By Tipp-Ex Subscribe to Blog Subscribe to Danish Newsletter TOPICS Best Practise Cases (46) Facebook (53) Linkedin (5) Marketing & Communication (104) Mindjumpers (32) Social Media (219) Social Network (128) Social Responsibility (43) Tech Development (51) Tips (25) TribeSourcing (15) Twitter (23) FLATTR MINDJUMPERS Mindjumpers © 2010 All Rights Reserved First of all, we were all really glad to welcome, Anders, Marlene and Tuki on the first day of their six months full-time internship at Mindjumpers.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Twitter] Why You Need To Hire Melissa Case
    You might have encountered her on Twitter – she’s @startabuzz – where she keeps everyone on their toes with her wit and always-positive disposition. And I love being able to laugh a bit along the way. I’ve forged some of the best, most meaningful relationships of my life as a result of things like Twitter and Facebook. I’ve learned a great deal from my interactions across the Intermesh and hope that I’ve been able to contribute a bit (or add a smile here and there) myself. You won’t be sorry. know words are your medium. love it. Or not.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2011
    [Twitter] Wow, That was 2011? Happy New Year… Now Let’s Change The World In 2012 #changetheworld
    Not sure what my future is going to be but the unique events & experiences I’ve had over the last 6 mths have been life changing #future #fb Tue Oct 18 01:47:46 via Twitter for iPhone Wayne Sutton waynesutton. So 2011 was the year that… January: Epic life changing skype conversation. January: My son was born (first child). March: SXSW (cofounded a startup, 2011 was special, thanks everyone!). May: Black Enterprise Conference in ATL. another great special event). April: Saw Diddy Live in Concert with @iFroggy. October: Spoke at O’Reilly Web 2.0 conference in New York.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Twitter] What to do when business is slow
    Firstly social media is not a quick fix , if you want to promote an event then setting a twitter feed up with 3 days to go is a recipe for disaster! To read blog posts it would be easy to believe that making money online is easy, that all business and management is easy and that there is no business problem that cannot be solved in 5 easy steps! But business isn't like that.business is the ultimate rollercoaster and this week I am going to blog some articles about business which addresses when business ideas don't go quite according to plan! The boss is bonused on achieving them!
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Facebook Law
    How To] Create a Conversion-Oriented Social Ad Campaign – Learn about maximizing ROI from social advertising on the major ad networks: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Also, be sure to follow him on Twitter @jasonphines or Google+ ! Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. 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 kikolani.com. One Week Left for $10 eBooks from ProBloger. This eBook is normally $19.99. This eBook is normally $29.99.
  • ACIDLABS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010
    [Twitter] Cluetrains, Conversations, Trust and Openness
    Contact acidlabs By emailing hello@acidlabs.org By calling +61 2 61003002 (Australia) +1 415 2873371 (US) +44 20 81338502 (UK) Online on LinkedIn on Facebook on Twitter as @acidlabs for announcements Stephen Collins is on LinkedIn on Facebook on Twitter as @trib Speaking events Where and When Published Original content is for non-commercial use under Creative Commons except where otherwise noted. Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community.
  • SOSHABLE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013
    [Twitter] Harnessing Social Media
    Having Facebook and Twitter pages has become an essential nonnegotiable when it comes to getting top positioning for your site. Twitter blasts and Facebook updates are the standard way to interact with your customers, let them know what’s new, and inform and entertain them. Using social media strategically can help bump your company up the SERP list and hopefully to first-page search engine results. Keeping Them Informed. Be a Traffic Director. The power of word-of-click is neck-and-neck with the power of word-of-mouth. Cultivate a Following. Generating Buzz. Online PR Clout.
  • FEVER BEE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Twitter] 31 Clever Ideas From 9 Communities
      There aren't many new books, blogs, podcasts, or twitter accounts on the topic.  Syndicate the Twitter/blog feeds from your members into a single place within your community. From the outside, you might think the community space is short of ideas.    We know this isn't true. There are lots of great new ideas. Most come from communities too busy doing the work to talk about it. Here  Here are 31 clever ideas from 9 of my favourite communities.    Their onboarding process (and messaging) is clever. The artists receive cash. 
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Twitter] Join IBM #SocBizChat Feb 12th at 1 p.m. ET Why Employee Voice Matters: w/ @KevinBrandall @Moveo @SocialEmployee
    Chat: IBM “The Shortlist” Twitter Chat. Topic: The Social Employee. Day/Time: Thursday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m. Moderator: IBM (@ IBMSocialBiz ). Panelists: Cheryl Burgess (@ CKBurgess ), Mark Burgess (@ MNBurgess ), Kevin Randall (@ KevinBrandall ). Hashtag: #socbizchat. Written by Movéo Team  . In The Social Employee , for which our own Kevin Randall wrote the afterward, Cheryl and Mark Burgess write about employee voice as brand identity. Some companies may be nervous about empowering employees to become the social voice of their brands. However, the digital age has changed everything.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Twitter] My thoughts on Facebook’s commenting system
    You may want to keep Facebook personal, and use Twitter/LinkedIn/your blog or site as your professional reference. Facebook Comments has code in it which would have allowed Google and Twitter logins, but was removed for some reason – and as a company with an immense userbase, they’ve got no vested interest in allowing a wider range of logins. There’s been a lot of debate around Facebook’s new commenting system, particularly due to the fact it is currently being tested on Techcrunch. That’d work for a couple of weeks.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Twitter] Vistaprint’s Social Media Manager Speaks Out
    There are thousands of networks out there covering everything from obscure art to being a doula to the traditional staples of Twitter and Facebook. This is a guest blog post by Jeff Esposito. Ari asked me to offer some insight into being the man behind the curtain of a corporate social media team. Before you get pictures of the Grand Wizard of Oz in your head, I will kill the illusion for you – Tweeting, Facebooking and reading blogs is not fun, its work that demands us to be on at all times. We can’t let emotions or typos get the best of us. Educating. Conversing. Measuring.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Twitter] People Analytics; Coming to a Workplace Near You!
    These games are also just begging for a social networking component such as a tie in to Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter that allows people to share and showcase their knacks. Imagine you’re going in for a job interview. You put on a nice suit, polish your shoes, print out a copy of your resume which lists your many accomplishments and head out the door. You even arrive at the office thirty minutes before your interview just to help make a good impression, you really want this job! After a few minutes of you hanging out in the lobby someone comes to greet you and take you into her office.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & What Social Media Is and Isn’t
    Free online tools to spice up your Twitter background. useful infographics on Twitter stats. Twitter. Does Twitter censor @replies to non-followers ? Is Twitter killing blog subscriptions ? 10 possible uses of Twitter’s new annotations. Quick tips for avoiding Twitter burnout. Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Twitter Top Ten. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, what social media is (and isn’t), and what’s coming up on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
    [Twitter] Fusing is Confusing: How To Uncomplicate Your Marketing - Jeff Korhan
     And given that valuable mentions online, such as on channels like Twitter that allow limited space for communicating, the fewer words you use is always better - always.   And given that valuable mentions online, such as on channels like Twitter that allow limited space for communicating, the fewer words you use is always better - always.   For this reason, it is essential that your potential customers instantly get what your company is all about - what you do and why you are the best choice for what they want.   One word:  Fusion.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Twitter] Social Media: Are You Following Directions?
    If we’ve asked for access to your existed Twitter account to make noted changes, and the client makes the changes half-heartedly himself, we are left holding the bag and having to do double work. In grade school, our teachers drilled into us the importance of following directions. We all did one of two things; listened dutifully or went in the complete opposite direction. All too often, social media account managers are transported back to the grade school days, except the roles are reversed. There will be times that a social media manager will need your two cents or your assistance.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Twitter] Why Writing A Great Blog Post Is So Stinkin Hard
    Email notifications, Twitter alerts, even a busy toolbar can sap your creative energy. What my screen looks like as I write this post… You need to post. It has to be good. You start typing… Stop. Backspace. Start again. You get 15 crappy words on the page. Delete. This sucks…right? Ever wonder why you’re struggling with a simple 500-word post? Here are three hints: 1. You Don’t Have A Recipe. I’m a decent cook but I can’t just “whip something up” I need a recipe. Blogging works the same way. Next, I offer a solution. Good luck.
  • GREG VERDINO  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009
    [Twitter] Hang with the life o' the party at SXSW
    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 « Transform: possibly the best 10 minutes of your day | Main | Microsoft shows us 2019 in under two minutes » Hang with the life o the party at SXSW Now that Mashable has finally acknowledged what all y'all have been thinking for years -- that the party blows up when Verdino shows up ( see Tweetup DO #5 in Stuart C. In between, it's all party party party. Oh, and some work work work.  microMARKETIN
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Twitter] Watch Your Social Media Language - Jeff Korhan
      Peeps and Folks Remember the early days of Twitter when some referred to people as peeps?   It made Twitter feel like high school for adults!    It referred to your Twitter friends.   Peeps and Folks Remember the early days of Twitter when some referred to people as peeps?   It made Twitter feel like high school for adults!    It referred to your Twitter friends.   But that's not what this is about.   I'm calling these words social media jargon.    How? What do you think?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Twitter] WordPress Feature Review: New Features You Missed in 2012, Part 1
    It also included a lot of other great new features such as Twitter embedding, HTML in captions, and flexible header images. New feature: Twitter embedding. Now you can embed Twitter statuses directly into your blog posts and pages by simply entering the Twitter status URL. Twitter is one of the most powerful tools available to bloggers. In addition to self promotion and networking, many bloggers use Twitter as a source of inspiration for their articles. The corresponding Twitter status will be displayed: The beauty of this new feature is its simplicity.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Twitter] Google Search Stories: Create Your Own Video
    You can then embed your video to you blog or website, post on Twitter and Facebook, or send your video by email. I came across this cool tool recently called Google Search Stories Video Creator. It’s been around a few months but it’s new to me. With online video being a popular, growing trend in online marketing, this tool provides a quick, accessible and fun way of promoting services, products or events. Or, you might want to use it for personal greetings or to promote a special occasion such as birthdays or a party. First, write your story. Lastly, preview your video.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
    [Twitter] How JetBlue Delivers Amazing Social Customer Service Working From Home
    With 25 people dedicated to social, JetBlue keeps 24/7 coverage on their Facebook and Twitter channels. Communication is streamlined through one Twitter handle, where they try to respond within 10 minutes. Tweetable Moments There are some things you just can’t teach, like passion and excitement. LaurieAMeacham Tweet This. Passion and Curiosity. Laurie Meacham oversees a team of about 90 crew members at JetBlue, including several who are fluent in Spanish, 25 dedicated to social, and the rest dedicated to email and other forms of customer communication. The Big Two: Julie Hopkins.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
    [Twitter] How to Make Better Visualizations for Your Blog
    Do you ever run out of ways to promote your blog content? If so, then visual content may be the solution. In this post, we’re going to look at the tools, ideas, and distribution channels you can use to gain additional exposure for your content through the use of images and video. Let’s look at the type of visual content you can create for some of the more popular blog post types. News Posts Posts that cover the latest news, trending topics, and other timely updates will need to be promoted quickly to maximize the traffic. If applicable, you can use it to also capture video.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Twitter] #FollowFriday: David Siteman Garland
    So follow David on Twitter , check out The Rise to the Top , watch the interview he did with me a couple of months ago, and, most of all, buy his book if you fit what I’ve described above. A few months ago, I saw a tweet from Lorri Wyndham that was a link to an interview with Scott Stratten by David Siteman Garland of The Rise to the Top fame. watched the video, which was great fun (they’re both so full of energy) and left a comment on David’s blog about how good it was and how impressed I was that he’s using Skype to develop live interviews. And so began a fun relationship with the St.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Twitter] How Gary Vaynerchuk Uses Micro-Content to Drive Social Media Results
    We all know that the piece of content you write for Twitter doesn’t necessarily belong on Facebook, but that same mistake still happens constantly. Someone using Pinterest is going for something entirely different than someone using Twitter, and respecting that difference is essential. Gary Vaynerchuk, author @garyvee. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Please Support Our Sponsors. Huge thanks to our amazing sponsors for helping us make this happen. Please support them; we couldn’t do it without their help!
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