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    [Twitter] Introducing Headway Theme Made Easy - Danny Brown
    And feel free to subscribe to the blog to get the latest videos, or follow Headway Theme Made Easy on Twitter to get updates as they’re posted. This post was mentioned on Twitter by Grant Griffiths, Stacie H Connerty, Bob Dunn, Bob Dunn, JulieWalraven and others. Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments? So you’d be right when you say I’m a bit of a fan. Yet at the same time, I don’t want to blog every month to promote the theme either. And the best of it? So there you go.
    [Twitter] In communites, little things can mean a lot
    Online Community Strategist Angela Connor on Growing Successful Online Communities Home About Angela Contact Popular Speaking Media Press Tips Subscribe to feed In communites, little things can mean a lot October 5, 2009 in Community Building , Community Engagement | Tags: online I launched a new feature in my online community today. It’s nothing more than a recorded interview with a member, but the feedback was amazing. People LOVED it. All I did was record the interview using Blog Talk Radio, downloaded it…imported it into our CMS, and posted it on the site. Serious swagger!
    [Twitter] Social Media: Personal or Impersonal?
    This goes for both companies and individuals.  As an individual who loves building relationships through social media, it infuriates me when people say Twitter, Facebook, blogging, and any other social media tool makes us impersonal. This is a guest post from Christina Khoury , a founding member of the PR Breakfast Club. For more information on Christina, check out her bio below. Social media is what you make of it.  founded a  blog with eight other amazing PR professionals.  These People travel hundreds to thousands of miles to meet their online friends “in real life.”  Hell,
    [Twitter] Myspace Trying To Make A Comeback!
    How do they plan on competing with modern juggernauts like Facebook and Twitter? Facebook has become so entrenched as the social media leader, it’s difficult to imagine any new threats emerging…but what about old threats? What about long forgotten ancients, stirring from their slumber and rising from the sea to reclaim their throne? In the world of social media this may be happening right now. What about Myspace? Well, it turns out sexy isn’t the only thing Justin Timberlake is bringing back. This does two things exceptionally well. This isn’t Tom’s Myspace though.
    [Twitter] Guest Blogging Network Penalized by Google
    There are other pages, such as Ann Smarty’s Twitter account, that show up instead. MyBlogGuest, a popular guest blogging network, has been penalized by Google. In at Tweet posted by Matt Cutts of Google last night at one o’clock in the morning, Matt posted: Today we took action on a large guest blog network. reminder about the spam risks of guest blogging: [link]. Today we took action on a large guest blog network. reminder about the spam risks of guest blogging: [link]. — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) March 19, 2014. MyBlogGuest is not a paid network.
    [Twitter] Get Help for Your Social Marketing
    The things that are required to drive the traffic through social media into your websites are: First optimize your profiles in social networking sites: The thing that should be done first is, you need to optimize your profile in your social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook so that you can get found there and gaine more connections. For example, if you link your website with Twitter feed, your new posts on twitter will be tweeted directly. Tweet this on Twitter! Get Help for Your Social Marketing. Tips for getting most of your campaigns.
    [Twitter] Browsers, URLs, Facebook and expectations
    Asking for a quick pre-launch peer review via Twitter or Facebook is not only not enough – it is likely to mislead you. Contact acidlabs By emailing 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. Collaboration. Community. recommend you read it.
  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
    [Twitter] How To Optimize An Online Community Platform
    Have popular discussions posted to followers on FB/Twitter/G+ with a question and a link to where they can participate. Optimizing the platform (the user experience) is part of the community manager's role which tends to get overlooked. Once it's developed, most people leave it.    It should be an ongoing process. The goal is to increase the number of interactions which take place in the platform. This is a process which can be continually refined.    There are some guiding principles for this: Guiding principles for optimizing the user experience.
    [Twitter] The False Promise of the News Carousel
    Also, as we said last week, if you’d like to have us address a question or topic do email us on  and follow us on  Twitter  (#ddnw). Product. About us. Contact us. By Charlie Holbech. comments. DDN Wednesdays; The False Promise of the News Carousel. This week Dennis and I chat about how many publishers use a ‘News’ Carousel on their Homepage and probably over invest in the management of it. Once you’ve watched this weeks episode I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you use a news carousel? Would you agree/disagree? link]. View Charlies Posts.
    [Twitter] Meme-Marketing Case Study: AXE’s “Fear No Susan Glenn” Campaign
    AXE inspires men to reminisce on their own “Susan Glenn” in the form of Twitter hashtags , Facebook declarations and blog posts. It seems as though we have come to the end of the road on our meme-marketing series. We learned, we laughed and we avoided getting Rickrolled along the way. would like to close out this series by taking a look at one of the most popular meme-marketing campaigns of the year:  AXE’s “Fear No Susan Glenn” campaign. AXE is a line of men’s personal-care products that includes shower gels, deodorant body sprays, shampoos, and hair gel. Image: Reuben Querimit ].
    [Twitter] Content Marketing: The right platform to sell product
    Facebook, Twitter and You Tube have in recent times emerged as a powerful medium for content promotion. Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and You Tube videos need to be created intelligently,keeping the need of the readers in mind. 2.) Content marketing is a powerful tool for the marketers. With the advent of online media, those in the business have found a new medium for marketing. Content marketing enables one to reach the niche audience in an organized way and identify with them, thus increasing the sales. 1.) Creating guidelines for content promotion. Writing qualitative content.
    [Twitter] Web Segmentation – Web Journal April 1st – 10th, 2011
    Using Gary Angel’s definition of a two level segmentation, we’d have to first determine a metric to look at (such as a change in amplitude in blogs, message boards, twitter, facebook, etc) and then answer  &# Who&# is that change made up of  - that’s the first segmentation. Was thinking about Gary Angels recent post titled Semphonic’s Two-Tiered Segmentation: Segmentation for Digital Analytics Done Right and realized the new Radian6 Insights features support such a segmentation, though imperfectly, as of yet. Explanation #2 : Our SEO has improved.
    [Twitter] Ever Wondered About…. Ning
    It has Twitter, YouTube and Facebook integration. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « Ever Wondered About… Issuu Ever wondered about… Android » Ever Wondered About… Ning Posted by Jill Ruthenberg What is it? Described as the leading platform for the world’s organisers, activists and influencers, Ning is where you create your own custom branded social network. Ning is major in the music, sports and entertainment worlds, but it is also useful for publishing (The Twilight Saga, for example), Non-Profits and of course, brands. Our take?
    [Twitter] How To Become An Authoritative Figure Within Your Niche
    Twitter is key here, real time updates help to provide concise and informative information, complimented by a clear profile with backlinks to a well informed blog or website. People interested in your particular niche may be spread all around the internet, on blogs, on twitter even Reddit or Facebook, so don’t forget to have an online presence in places that people talk about your niche. When trying to become an authoritative figure within your niche, people will turn to you for information and advice. First on the scene. Quality not quantity. An authoritative niche figure.
    [Twitter] Black Friday 2012 = Record Online Results
    Social Sales: Shoppers referred from Social Networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube generated.34 Record Online Sales for Thanksgiving, Fuels Black Friday Retail Surge, Reports IBM. Mobile Commerce Exceeds 16 Percent of Online Sales, led by the iPad: According to IBM US shoppers once again took advantage of early promotions this holiday season, driving a 17.4 percent increase in online sales Thanksgiving Day. This increase set the stage for 20.7 percent growth on Black Friday.The biggest surge came from mobile consumers , with sales reaching 16.3 percent, led by the iPad.
    [Twitter] 3 Tools For Managing a Killer Multi-Author Blog
    Look at forums, other blogs, and websites where conversations happen, like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Quora. Once on Social Fresh we even reprinted an answer to a Quora question in full, about Twitter Influence. On Social Fresh we create author pages, allow them a link back to their site, and prominently feature Twitter follow buttons for them above each article. 2. Jason Keath is CEO of Social Fresh, a social media education company. and Jay Baer). remember making a handmade magazine when I was eight years old. Crayons. Looking back it was pretty clear I was into publishing.
    [Twitter] Four Reasons Why Gamers Cheat: How to Design Social Games to.
    Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « New York Times Story on Delhi Traffic Police’s Big Brother Facebook Initiative From Design Thinking to Game Thinking » Four Reasons Why Gamers Cheat: How to Design Social Games to Optimize Cheating? Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists
    [Twitter] 6 High-Converting Areas To Add An Email Sign-Up Form & Build Your List
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Ricardo Bueno. We all want more email subscribers. The question is, how do you get them? Aside from creating high quality, compelling content, you need to promote your email sign-up form so readers know where to go to sign up. The easier you make it to sign up, the more likely readers are to subscribe. This means, doing the following: Displaying your email sign up forms prominently on your site. Designing your form so that it stands out (compelling headline & contrasting color scheme).
    [Twitter] Thinking creatively to overcome social roadblocks
    March 29, 2012 9:49 am via Twitter for iPhone Reply Retweet Favorite @geoffliving Geoff Livingston. A few weeks ago, the Tweet above inspired a pretty good conversation with Geoff Livingston. Why bother trying when you get the same result? Think differently. While some saw as passive aggressive, I saw it as an inspiration to dealing with roadblocks and changing perceptions. There is no question that every now and then we are faced with challenges that test our breaking points. Sound familiar? On measuring social: Hi X. Thanks for bringing this up. These include X,Y and Z.
    [Twitter] Show 444 - Maria Bezaitis on Surprising Need for Strangeness
    love to hear your thoughts so email me, , join me on  twitter  ,  Google+  or 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. Anna Farmery  speaks to Maria Bezaitis , principal engineer at Intel, who focuses on how constellations of personal data can form new business models, after seeing her speak at the Ted Talks about The Surprising Need for Strangeness. We discuss. Should we talk to strangers? . Is there a comfort in sameness?
    [Twitter] Every Employee is Now a Buyer of Collaboration Software
    Thanks to cloud based solutions, deploying software within organizations today isn’t that much more complicated then setting up a Twitter account, Facebook page, or buying something from Amazon.  No IT or manager approval necessary. Remember when the traditional model of selling software to a company meant that you had to go through either IT or a business unit leader? Yep, those days are over. Thanks to cloud based solutions every employee is now a potential buyer of collaboration software. This shift is mainly happening because of three things: Low cost. Low barrier to entry.
    [Twitter] What Real-time Marketing Can Learn From QR Codes
    love their beer, and raved about the six word film plot contest they ran on Twitter on the same day, but I don’t need Stella Artois to tweet me a graphic announcing something that I just watched LIVE on television. Original image from This week birthed substantial pondering about the present and future of real-time marketing , centered around what brands did right and wrong when attempting to culture jack the Oscars with tweets of varying degrees of irony and Youtility. My post on the topic became one of the most-read posts ever at Convince & Convert.
    [Twitter] The 10 Spin Sucks Posts You Liked Best
    What Is Your Twitter Policy? with 92 comments had a great conversation about whether or not you follow people back on Twitter, who you do follow, and what types of conversations you have with your networks. I had a brilliant idea for today’s post in the middle of the night, but between it being the middle of the night and Jack Bauer sleeping on my head (which is not comfortable), I’ve forgotten what it was. So you get a half-brilliant post instead. Five of those we written by me and five were not. Never fear, guest bloggers! will beat you next year! Shoot. Here we go!
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    [Twitter] My Computer Caught on Fire
    Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS My Computer Caught on Fire Earlier in the week I was woken up by the loud sounds of something cracking and a couple loud pops. My first thought was someone was breaking into the house. started freaking out. cleared the house like I was in some Iraqi village and didn’t see anything. Then I smelled the smoke. It was coming from my office and I started looking for flames. It stunk like plastic so my computers and the power outlets were my concern. pulled the computer from the cabinet and there was the smell. Leave a comment!
  • COVISIO  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [Twitter] The ROI of the $3000 Podcast
    Close by providing links to the participant’s blog, notifying the audience of the participant’s books or publications, asking the audience to connect with the participant via twitter, letting everyone know where the participant will be speaking next, etc. Home About this Blog About Me My Comments Elsewhere RSS Covisio Syndicate Subscribe in a reader About Me Alex - Alexandros Poulos is Covisios Managing Director and co-founder. He enjoys technology marketing, innovative thinking, and living by the sea. Alex is the main contributor of the On the Scene marketing blog. Web 2.0
    [Twitter] A President’s Take on Socio-Political Reform: Bill Clinton and Doug Band discuss the effect of Social Media in Egypt.
    The January 25 revolution in Egypt gained a major foothold as a result of social media tools like Facebook and Twitter. Protesters used social media like Facebook and Twitter to show outsiders exactly what was happening on the ground, plan and arrange protests and the governmental and military response to the protesters. Doug Band has been a long time counselor to President Clinton.  In the article below, Thomas Morrison writes about the light that Band and Clinton shed on the social media phenomenon that has stormed the political scene in Egypt. twmorrison75.
    [Twitter] Can PR prevent white collar crime?
    But I do think its incumbent upon those of us in our profession to at least try.   As a died-in-wool Toronto Maple Leafs hockey fan, PR veteran Elissa Freeman jumped at the chance to guest blog for a guy with the last name ‘ Esposito ’ from Boston.  A 20+ year PR veteran, she was named one of Twitters’ Top 75 Badass Females and Toronto’s Top 150 Social Media Influencers. This is a guest post from Elissa Freeman. Should PR pros take white collar crime more seriously when developing crisis communications plans?  The usual formula goes something like this: Company X does wrong. Now what?”.
    [Twitter] Brand Battles: Ford Responds to Cadillac, McDonald’s vs. Taco Bell
    It responded with an image on Twitter (featuring Taco Bell’s mascot from years ago), as well as an offer for free breakfast coffee through April 13. This month will likely bring more brand battles. What have been your favorites over the past few months? The best marketing takes planning, and that’s definitely the case with recent ads from Ford and from Taco Bell. Here, the two brands go directly after their main competitors. 1. Ford responds to Cadillac. Cadillac’s ELR SuperBowl ad started with “Why do we work so hard?” Her motto: “you try to make the world better.” Check it out below.
    [Twitter] Toy Makers Investing in Social Media
    Twitter and Facebook are great, but their real power lies in sharing your other content, such as videos and blog posts. Twitter and Facebook are good first steps…but are your customers likely to be active on Pinterest? Social media, with its ability to reach a huge percentage of consumers, is an important tool for any company, and toy makers are no exception. But there’s a right and a wrong way to use social media, as some companies in other industries have shown with their high-profile online meltdowns. Why Social Media is Important. Toy Companies Who Get It.
    [Twitter] Are Your Employees Causing You Social Media Heartburn?
    A Chrysler employee, while making fun of Detroit drivers, used the F-word on the company’s Twitter page. The employee was promptly fired. Domino’s employees posted a YouTube video of themselves ridiculing Domino’s and their customers, and handling food in an unethical manner. They were fired as soon as managers found out about their actions. Employee misconduct on social networking sites can cause major headaches for owners of businesses of all sizes. Create both overall and site-specific guidelines. Make sure everyone understands legal regulations.
    [Twitter] 5 Ways to Deal with Seasonal Dips in Search Engine Traffic
    Related posts: Hitwise Reports News and Media’s Share of Search-Referred Traffic Declining Survey: Twitter Less than 1% of Traffic to Newspapers and Magazines; Facebook 1% Social Media Visitors More Loyal But Still a Very Small Percentage of Site Traffic How to Identify Your Own Top Trends Video Interview: Rupert Murdoch Doesn’t Like Search So Much Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement? The best measuring stick for August 2009 is August 2008, not the months that preceded it.
    [Twitter] This Week's Social Business Jam
    If you contrast the key pieces of social media infrastructure today, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, or internal collaboration tools like Yammer and's Chatter, all are their own proprietary systems. Can you imagine Facebook and Twitter and Google working together to insure that their systems interoperate? The key issues explored were: Mobile And Social. Business Process Meets Social. Identity Management for Social. Information Management. Seamless Integration of Social. Metrics For Social Business. Of the topics covered, a few rich seams emerged. Doc
    [Twitter] The Social Credit Score
    We already see some elements where search engines report your social activity and we have seen a few unsuccessful attempts to use Twitter as a proxy for social productivity. Money Matchmaker. The function of a Bank is to match most worthy money surplus with most worthy money deficit. In the old days, the banker was the person to know if you wanted to be successful in town because they did the matching. But with the emergence of the credit score, the “banker” became digitized. The Credit Score. These include how much debt you have, how much your assets are worth, your income, etc.
    [Twitter] 5 Tips To Avoid New Job Burnout
    Comment as pts moderator Sarah Skerik Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! removeClass(livefyre-hidden)" class="livefyre-show-comment livefyre-button"> View comment pts mod Shonali Burke Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! removeClass(livefyre-hidden)" class="livefyre-show-comment livefyre-button"> View comment pts moderator Crissy Lavery Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! Great! Pace yourself.
    [Twitter] Essay: How to Captivate and Hold Attention in the Age of the.
    The two leaders are Facebook and Twitter. Lifestreaming means using tools like Twitter to have a gentle yet firm presence in the places brands want to be. That doesnt have to be a lifestream, just their singular Twitter, Facebook, or pick-your-social-network streams. But one may use Facebook, the other FriendFeed or Twitter,etc. He can be found on Twitter and Facebook as well. Steve is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? Imagine for a moment that you're standing on an overpass high above a busy L.A. freeway like the 405 or the 5.
    [Twitter] How to Own Your Blogger Outreach Process
    When the budget doesn’t allow for a blogger outreach tool, you can find bloggers by Googling for blogrolls on a topic orby using a tool like Tweepi  to tap into bloggers on Twitter. At GroupHigh, I have worked with both brands and agencies on blogger outreach strategy. No matter the goal or the end result, a blogger outreach strategy that works has key components and crucial ingredients. Because I live in the world of blogger outreach, I’m always asking what other marketers are doing in order to see outside my world and stay an expert. IMI), one of the top digital marketing agencies.
    [Twitter] Forget SxSW – #Ideas11 and #11NTC FTW!
    We’re off to ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference in Colorado Springs on Saturday. <<Keep track of what’s going down via the #ideas11 Twitter stream.>> Here’s a quick note of what we’ll be presenting. Forget SxSW – who needs to kill all those brain cells anyway? You’re probably sick of all those tweets and it hasn’t even started yet. Try this instead…! The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Facilitating Social Media Policy. Lindy with Elena Gerstmann and Randi Sumner of IEEE). Sunday, March 13, 2011. 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM MST.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Tough Love
    The CEO’s Guide to Listening on Twitter – Are you a CEO trying to cut through the clutter? Here’s how to listen to what matters on Twitter. 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, SEO, and social media on The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. This Week on Kikolani. Blogging / Content. Dig in.
    [Twitter] Is Your Social Media Usage a Security Risk?
    Review the companies that are of interest to you, along with checking out their social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter etc. In the event you just have to post pictures and comments of where you’re visiting, make sure you have a private profile on sites like Facebook and Twitter, meaning only those you approve of can see your posts. When you stop and think about it, just how secure is your home at the end of the day? According to FBI data from as recently as two years ago, one in every three-dozen homes nationwide was expected to be burglarized during the year.
    [Twitter] How Any Blogger Can Become an Authoritative Blogger
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Rich Gorman. One of the most fascinating facets of the blogging community is how there are so many different bloggers, blogging for such different reasons. Some folks sign up for a free WordPress or Blogger account and start firing away, simply for purposes of creativity or self-expression. And then there are others who become bloggers of authority, esteemed within the industry, wildly successful on the back of their blogging efforts. Your Content is Key. Design Matters. Beyond Your Blog. Related Posts.
    [Twitter] Convince & Convert’s 14 Best Digital Marketing Blog Posts of 2014
    Even if you have a million fans on Facebook or 20,000 followers on Twitter, there are no guarantees that all of those people will see your content. We published 372 posts here at Convince & Convert in 2014, and these are the 14 most popular. When we started this analysis, we figured there would be some killer posts, but it’s amazing how neatly these correlate to the big digital marketing trends of the past year. These 14 popular posts neatly encapsulate what businesses need to do to improve their digital marketing, in 2015 and beyond. Enjoy! 11.  Do Social Signals Drive SEO?
  • COVISIO  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
    [Twitter] Email Marketing - Still Friend or Foe? (Part I)
    Home About this Blog About Me My Comments Elsewhere RSS Covisio Syndicate Subscribe in a reader About Me Alex - Alexandros Poulos is Covisios Managing Director and co-founder. He enjoys technology marketing, innovative thinking, and living by the sea. Alex is the main contributor of the On the Scene marketing blog. Learn more about me here. Email Marketing – Still Friend or Foe? Part I) Malcolm Gladwell in the afterword of “ The Tipping Point ” wrote that email communication is showing “symptoms of immunity” with its growing overuse by communicators and marketers.
    [Twitter] Don't Fear Being Fireballed or Slashdotted if on Blogger
    Twitter has had its share of bumps, though the site has gotten much better in the last year, and even Facebook subsidiary FriendFeed went down this weekend. It can be difficult to plan for an unanticipated spike in Web traffic. One of the most amusing parts of reading Macolyte John Gruber's Daring Fireball blog is the near certainty that at least once per day, one of the poor saps he links to goes down due to the resulting crush of curious onlookers. This phenomenon, of course, is not a Gruber exclusive. But from what I can tell, if you're hosted on Blogger, this isn't an issue at all.
    [Twitter] NewME Launches Accelerator for Minority-led Start-ups in Silicon Valley
    The speakers and mentors have an unspeakable amount of experience and come from companies like Twitter, Path, Foursquare, TechStars, SoftTechVC, and a lot of others, you can check the  full list out on the site there. Originally posted on BlackWeb 2.0 by Angela Benton. It seems like just yesterday we closed out the first NewME Conference, #goodTimes.  While small, we got a lot of good information and data on what is needed to make technology focused start-ups successful.  And by successful we mean either operating in the black or experiencing a liquidity event.  Start-up Lifecycle.
    [Twitter] Minding our Ps and Qs: Civility in the Digital Age
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Minding our Ps and Qs: Civility in the Digital Age. I don’t do a lot of book reviews here at WUL. For one thing, most business books are dreary reads (yes, I said it), and dreary reads are, for me, slow ones. Which means that the time I spend reading a book to (potentially) give it a review is time I could have spent doing something else… either working on my business, or doing something fun. Opinions do not a critique make. The other reason is that I don’t think of myself as a book critic. Our opinions matter! Aren’t you lucky?!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
    [Twitter] #FollowFriday: Writing Roads
    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 Jul 16 2010 #FollowFriday: Writing Roads By Gini Dietrich | Email | Print | 2 Comments | I don’t remember how I first found Julie Roads , but I was very lucky to find her and, in a minute, you’ll be lucky too! Twitter Handles: My Name or a Nickname?
    [Twitter] Google Files for Trademark on the Word Glass
    Twitter has trademarked the word “tweet.” Google has filed a trademark application on the word glass. The Wall Street Journal first reported that a trademark application has been filed. Rob Garner wearing Google Glass. In July 2013, Google “originally submitted the application in July 2013 for the word “Glass” styled in a particular font as branding for its Google Glass smart glasses. The USPTO responded in the fall, saying there are two problems with trademarking “Glass.”,” ”,” according to arstechnica.
    [Twitter] BMW Takes a Page from Snapchat in New Snowchat Campaign
    Once finished, designs can be shared across Facebook, Twitter, and email. Image via BMW Snowchat. Still sending “Happy Holidays” or “Happy New Year” messages out? If so, this campaign is for you! To celebrate the holidays and New Year, BMW is offering fans a unique way to send festive five second greetings with the Snowchat campaign. Image via BMW Snowchat. The campaign is hosted on a dedicated microsite , where consumers are invited to write, draw, or insert different holiday themed designs and messages on a festive red BMW X4 SUV with a snow-covered windshield.
    [Twitter] Pulling the Thread Together
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. If you’re like a lot of small business owners, you wear many hats – and sometimes, all the hats. You might work with the front-end (with customers), the back-end (administrative), the public (marketing, networking), and the private (human resources, vendors) – all in the same day, maybe in the same hour. Maybe you’re good at delegating or outsourcing, adept at balancing and managing your time. As you divide your large projects into smaller pieces, think about how and when they will come together.
    [Twitter] Look Beyond What You See
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. When I ask a business owner a question about the future of their business, as they think, I watch where they look. Often, where their head and eyes travel says a lot. If their head or eyes go downward, there is a sense of confinement, of being stuck. It doesn’t mean it’s a permanent place, but getting out and going forward might prove difficult. If their head and eyes go up, it’s hard to contain my smile (and sometimes I don’t). Look beyond what you see… Photo on Flickr by kessiye  w/ cc.
    [Twitter] Other Little Ships (Thoughtograph)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. With strong beliefs towards small steps leading to big results , and practice and preaching on the ability to pivot as situations call it, I often compare building a business presence to being a small boat rather than a battleship. There’s much to be said for being nimble. It sometimes seems the glory is on the biggest stage or under the biggest spotlight. Small stages and spotlights have important roles, too. In the Bible I read, Mark 4:36b reads: And there were with him also other little ships. Not forgotten. Important.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
    [Twitter] Now That We Found Love, What Are We Gonna Do?
    Businesses are basking in the glow of the hordes of customers that they’ve attracted to their Facebook , Twitter , Foursquare and YouTube sites,  but as Heavy D asked, “Now that we FOUND love, what are we gonna do with it?”. Today’s guest post is written by Michael Palko. Remember that song ? . “I’m not quite sure as to what is going down; But I’m feeling hunky dory ’bout this thing that I found.”. So what in the name of Dick Clark does this have to do with social media or marketing?  Come one, come all!” Engage in social media.  Check”. Likely pretty close. 
    [Twitter] A Social Media Status Quo Pt.1-Japan
    Enter Twitter and Facebook whose popularity started to increase around this time. The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series t hat examines the state of social media around the globe. Mindjumpers’ global network consists of local country community managers, creating a platform of multinational professionals. It is their insights enable us to execute and maintain brand communities around the world in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way. Japan’s social media landscape is equally as diverse as the country’s description. Japan’s social status quo. Trends.
    [Twitter] Should We or Shouldn’t We Automate Our Social Media?
    You have a great Facebook page, a cool Twitter handle, lots of Instagram followers and even a Google +, Pinterest and LinkedIn page. You’ve finally gotten all the accounts going for your company’s social media. Now what? You know that you need to keep all of this current; stagnating social media is a total turn off, but where’s the time? Between managing your business, ordering supplies, client meetings, employee issues, you’re already spread thin enough. Do you have any options for your social media? Many people advocate automating your social media.
    [Twitter] Corporate Spokespeople Getting Their Mojo Back?
    Follow me on Twitter. According the to the 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer out yesterday, that appears to be the case. After taking a dive when the rise of social media saw people turning to their peers online, the wheel seems to be coming full circle. CEOs now rank among the top credible spokespeople globally – a striking rise from two years ago when they were in the bottom two. A “person like me,” dropped four points globally since 2009, falling from the top three – replacing CEOs in the bottom two. Not quite! There is a lot of discussion and sharing of information online.
    [Twitter] The Interactive Christmas Cards
    The interactive site allow you to share your creation on Twitter as well as on Facebook, where they also have a page where you can talk to the reindeer owner and participate in what will happen in the cage. Tweet. Less traditional post. During Christmas we usually want to send our beloved friends and family a greeting. But honestly, do you send as much Christmas cards as before? Or are you all about the digital easy way and just write a post on their Facebook wall instead? Anyway, Anyway, it’s a fact that people send a lot less traditional post these days, at least in Sweden. Solution.
    [Twitter] Show 456 - Meeting The Relentless Challenges of Leadership
    love to hear your thoughts so email me, , join me on  twitter  ,  Google+  or to hear your opinion and ideas. The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode. Anna Farmery  speaks with Professor Joseph Badarecco, Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School. I wanted to speak to him about The Good Struggle. Has business changed it''s role in society and expecially what is the role of markets in society. Can hierarchical business structures embrace choice?
    [Twitter] Flashlight Optional with Imaginosity (Thoughtography)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Occasionally, I would climb under the wharf docks. Found there was a labyrinth of planks and wooden walkways above the water and beneath the wharf. The only sounds were splashing water and an occasional skiff banging against the pillars. Lots of imagination mixed with a bunch of curiosity. still find places to go where I can exercise the muscles of Imagination and Curiosity together (“ Imaginosity “) and come up with new or remixed ideas.  I’ll bet your have places and muscles like that too. Find those places.
    [Twitter] FREE BOOK: Get Your Copy of What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube
    Are you on Twitter? Erik Qualman’s new book is What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube and is an excellent resource on producing and protecting your digital reputation. Today through Wednesday (3/10-12) you can get a free copy on Amazon. See below on instructions for reading it on any device. Link to download your free copy:   [link]. How to read a Kindle book on any device:   [link] gp/feature.html?docId= docId= 1000493771. The promotion is for a limited time but supplies are NOT limited, so please help us spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues.
    [Twitter] The 23 Most Community Manager Things That Have Ever Happened
    There is an easy medium (typically Facebook/Twitter) to share content among these groups.  Buzzfeed recently struck upon a winner.    They pick a popular group and write about some funny occurences amongst that group.    It should be obvious why this is popular.    1) Group identity. It's about a group who derive a large part of their identity from thisgroup. We like to read information about the groups we belong to. The meta-information is typically more popular than latest news. 2) Symbols.   3) References history/shared stories.
    [Twitter] Team up the 1-2 Punch of SMS Marketing and Social Media
    With Facebook and Twitter, all potential followers have to do is friend or follow your business. When it comes to marketing matches made in heaven, social media and SMS marketing prove quite a pair. Whether you are pitching a new product or simply spreading the word about your business, using social media and SMS marketing can make a huge difference. Here are just a few ways the SMS/social 1-2 punch can benefit your marketing campaigns: Marketing Synergy. Are you trying to decide whether to pour all of your marketing energy into social media or SMS? Why not choose both? Sharing Links.
    [Twitter] Marketing a product is a science
    promote my stuff on Facebook and Twitter like. Tweet(function() { var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0]; s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.async = true; s.src = '[link] s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1); })(); EmailSharebar Tweet(function() { var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0]; s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.async = true; s.src = '[link] s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1); })(); Email“I don’t understand. For Independent Artists marketing 101 marketing tips
    [Twitter] Find a Large Audience at the Corner of Keywords and Content
    You can follow him on Twitter  @FeldmanCreative. Heard this one before? “If you create great content you will find a large audience.” It’s nonsense. Or at the very least, it’s idealistic. It’s like if you make great music you’ll become a rock star. The number of great bands that are painfully undiscovered is, well, painful. You need to create something great and be discovered. In my articles I tend to focus on the “create something great” half of the formula. Keywords, keywords, keywords. That’s one way to use keywords—cram ‘em into your article or page. But it’s not the best way.
    [Twitter] Collaborating and Investing in Green Innovations | Justin Levy
    link] This comment was originally posted on Twitter [link] GreenSmith (nice work Justin!) In what ways is your company (if it is) investing in green innovations? link] devseo #socialmedia Nice – Collaborating and Investing in Green Innovations – [link] This comment was originally posted on Twitter [link] justinlevy Thanks Paul! I'm really glad to hear that you liked it. If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here! Photo Credit : Micky.l Good work Justin.
    [Twitter] Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/18-1/22
    Get Rid Of Stale Twitter Users Who Have Stopped Tweeting By Chris Norton Here is a Twitter tool which can be a little slow to use but is quite a good idea. As Twitter has grown, so has the amount of people we follow and it can become time consuming reading everything. Here are 5 news items or blog posts that I wouldnt want you to miss: 1. Why Augmented Reality Will Change The World As We Know It By Giedrius Ivanauskas Augmented reality is clearly the buzz word of 2010. Sometimes it’s difficult to decide who to keep and who to ditch to keep your account fresh. 4.
    [Twitter] Which Marketing Channel Is Most Important?
    Twitter. Online marketing is getting more and more complicated every day. You have more channels for marketing your message, products, and services than you’ve ever had in your life, but which ones are the most important? When it comes to marketing online, here are a few of the channels you have at your disposal right now, today. YouTube. Facebook. LinkedIn. Google+ (still in beta, by invitation only). Your blog. The search engines – Bing and Google organic listings. Pay per click ads. Article directories (yes, they still work). Squidoo. Knol pages. HubPages. Tumblr. Groupon.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Hayaku
    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 The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Content. 18 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Storytelling – Storytelling is an art, and one that the best bloggers, podcasters, and web TV producers must learn to master online. This is going to be fun!
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Twitter] What is a Social Business Audit?
    Some brands may benefit more from a Twitter campaign than one on Facebook. Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! What is a social business audit and why is it crucial that any company have one? Every day we hear about campaigns that incorporate social media taking off and driving new business for brands in all industries. Yet, so many companies still see their campaigns and initiatives fall flat when it comes to social media. That’s what a social business audit is all about. Am I achieving my goals? If not, you need to start from scratch. Are you in the right place?
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Twitter] New Guest Post Policy – Join the Discussion or No Link
    You should include an author bio, Twitter username, and email address associated to Gravatar. As a blogger and an internet marketer, I sympathize with the efforts made to get guest posts on blogs in order to increase exposure, traffic, and rankings to your website. Recently, I have been doing a regular spot every Wednesday for a guest post. This way, my readers can get viewpoints outside of my own about blogging and social media, which I believe is important in getting the best information about anything that you do. Increasing Discussion. Second, it creates accountability. Blogging
    [Twitter] Moneyball Principles for Content Marketing
    Using those specific measurements for a client, we combined totals for each source (blogs, twitter, video, forums) and created a “Social Sum” for each content element on our prospect list. Chris Sietsema is Social & Digital Operations Lead at Convince & Convert. He also runs a digital agency called Teach to Fish Digital where he provides insights on search, social media, email marketing, and analytics. By now you have likely seen , read or heard about the story of the Oakland A’s baseball teams of the early 2000s. Revenue Potential. Search Potential.
    [Twitter] 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search R.I.P. 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website August 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The game used to be relatively simple. Build a website. Make it useful and at least moderately pleasing to the eye. Keep it updated. Make your content at least semi-friendly for search engines.
    [Twitter] Another tool we’ve all been waiting for: Timely
    I’ve been testing Timely , developed by the great guys at Flowtown.  It’s a scheduling tool for tweets, based on an analysis of your Twitter account activity.  It’s insanely easy – there’s a handy bookmarklet, and you can just click to send something you want to tweet to your Timely queue. READ THIS GREAT POST about why scheduling tweets is important – not only to get the most bang for your buck when you want to post something important, but also to limit the possibilities you might annoy your followers by posting too often. Want to see what I mean?
    [Twitter] Facebook, YouTube & Google Plus Battle It Out With New Designs – Will It Do Any Good?
    But will these changes persuade more people to use the sites, at the same time when 60% of Facebook users are starting to walk away from the site , due to boredom, and when more teenagers are using Twitter than Facebook? This week has seen Facebook and Google Plus introduce new designs to its users, each site trying to outdo the other in terms of visual appeal. And Google reinforced its Google Plus design changes with a new look to YouTube’s user pages as well. “ You won’t get the new design immediately but you’ll be informed that you are on the list.
    [Twitter] Tip: Removing default spacing between images in Blogger : Blogger.
    Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Blogger Xpertise. Blogger sites that go beyond the basic template, showing you how to make your Blogger site just as amazing. About Us. Portfolio Pieces. Blogger Tips. Hangouts on Air. Submitted Questions. Opinion Pieces. Templates. Contact Us. Follow by Email. Subscribe To. Posts. Posts. Comments. Comments. Google+ Followers. Upcoming Events. Join us for our free weekly Hangout On Air event called the Friday Request Line, providing Blogger discussion, assistance, and helpful suggestions. Loading. Post Topics. Atom/RSS feeds. Contact/submission forms.
    [Twitter] The Death of Facebook
    As communicators and strategists, we cannot afford to become too entrenched on a mega social network like Facebook (or Twitter). The following is draft material for my next book, Welcome to the Fifth Estate (the follow up to Now Is Gone , which is almost out of print). Comments may be used in the final edition. You can download the first drafted chapter of the new edition — Welcome to the Fifth Estate — for free. Who in their right mind would predict the death of Facebook given its ever increasing dominance ? But this is a question everyone asks, “What’s next?&#.
    [Twitter] Watch the Moon Landing in Real-Time on a Virtual TV, as it Aired.
    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 20 Jul 2009 Watch the Moon Landing in Real-Time on a Virtual TV, as it Aired 40 years Ago via Great idea by Kottke. All you need to do is hit this page at 4:10 EDT and you can watch the landing as it appeared on TV. History TV Permalink Tweet Comments 2 Comments Jul 20, 2009 Josiane Feigon said. Amazing idea, thank you! Jul 21, 2009 Joe Buhler said. Amazing, still.
    [Twitter] Blogger Template: BoyBurnsBlog (free!) : Blogger Xpertise
    Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Blogger Xpertise. Blogger sites that go beyond the basic template, showing you how to make your Blogger site just as amazing. About Us. Portfolio Pieces. Blogger Tips. Hangouts on Air. Submitted Questions. Opinion Pieces. Templates. Contact Us. Follow by Email. Subscribe To. Posts. Posts. Comments. Comments. Google+ Followers. Upcoming Events. Join us for our free weekly Hangout On Air event called the Friday Request Line, providing Blogger discussion, assistance, and helpful suggestions. Loading. Post Topics. Atom/RSS feeds. Contact/submission forms.
    [Twitter] 7 ways Kanye West uses his new social media power one year later after the MTV Video Music Awards infamous imma let you finish moment
    Some have said they’re tired of Kanye West and just want to move on but with Kanye’s recent use of “social media&# from Twitter, Ustream and even on website I believe we’re going to see a lot more of Kanye in the next few days. Kanye West joins Twitter and share his life after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and apologize to Taylor Swift. Almost exactly one year ago today Kanye West went from one of the most admired hiphop artist and somewhat well liked to one of the most hated music artist of all time in one 15 second mistake. were I list 7 suggestions.
    [Twitter] Top Tips for Small Businesses to Minimize Risks
    On Twitter, follow CBACFunding. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Written by Andrew Cravenho. Running your own business can be an extremely rewarding experience. Here is an entity that you created from scratch and are trying watch over its activities and developments as they unfold themselves before your very eyes. You know everything that goes on here emanates from you and comes back to you. So you ought to feel increasingly responsible towards managing it. However, running a business comes with its own set of risks. Take Control of Your Cash.
    [Twitter] Why YouTube Caps Videos to 10 Minutes - The Steve Rubel Stream
    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 29 Jun 2009 Why YouTube Caps Videos to 10 Minutes Now that I am (finally) doing more with video, I was surprised to learn that YouTube limits uploads to 10 minutes. The irony is they recently doubled the file size to two gigs. So if they dont care about storage, why cap us at 10 minutes? I am sure that preventing copyright is part of it. Ten minutes is the ideal length for online video. Exactly. Same model.
    [Twitter] 6 Remarkably Simple Social Media Re-marketing Mistakes to Avoid
    Whether it’s a print ad or a Twitter post, typos are a surefire way to lose credibility and trust from your consumers. When you remarket your company to people who have previously visited your site or sampled your product/service, the goal is to get them to see you in a new light. These are the people who have seriously considered giving you their business before, but weren’t convinced enough to take the plunge. Having the right remarketing strategy and the opportunity to create brand new material is basically a second chance for you to win over these prospective customers.
    [Twitter] On building new communities
    At first I thought it was about me being a perfectionist,which does happen from time to time, but I know that’s not it. It’s much more than that. This group isn’t simply thinking about community projects or looking to learn enough to convince the leaders of their organizations that they should invest in online communities. They’ve got the funding to do it and they’re going to do it, so my words can have real impact on the grantees and their projects, and I don’t take that lightly. But on some level, I’m feeling the pressure because of it. Wish me luck.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Otters Stacking Cups
    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 The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Content. Conduct Unbecoming a Dull Writer: How to Write for Traffic – Is your content great? Or does it suck? How do you know? Business / Career. Freelancing. Or kill it before it gets off the ground?
    [Twitter] 5 Things to Be Careful About When Driving New Traffic to Your Blog
    When posting your comments on one’s forum, blog or Twitter or Facebook website/company page, you should always make sure your comment is not going to be reported as spam. Posting on Twitter or Facebook does not require any promotion merits at all – if you look and sound interesting enough – the other visitors will check out your page and find your company details and interesting blog articles there. 2. This is a guest post by Arkadij Shkolnik , PR Manager of The popularity of social media resources keeps increasing. Beware of Spamvertized Comments. Summary.
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Christmas Spirit
    Twitter. Why Twitter can work for business and how to make it work for you – 4 great tips to being successful on Twitter. 11 tweeters tweeting – eleven great Twitter related posts tweeted this year. Social authority meets search: measuring influence – the top Twitter profiles by number of followers, retweets, and page authority. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and a video to boost your holiday spirit on The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing. Facebook. Infographics.
    [Twitter] Apologise like everyone is watching…
    But here’s the thing – I don’t know the newspaper or any of the parties involved, and I’m located halfway around the world, but I’ll now associated the MetroWest Daily with this debacle. I’ve now also written about it to you, and shared it via Twitter etc. How do you apologise when you’ve made a serious mistake? wrote about how brands can actually be more successful by admitting imperfections and mistakes last week – and tonight I happened to read a jaw-dropping example of a mistake by a newspaper (via Newspaper Death Watch ). Buffer.
    [Twitter] 6 Lessons for Writing Irresistibly Magnetic Blog Post Headlines
    Garret Moon proposes re-writing your blog headlines at least three times  to A/B test your headlines using Twitter and email marketing. Crafting this title for the accompanying deck on SlideShare goaded readers to click through and share it on Twitter at a stunning rate, appearing on SlideShare’s homepage as ‘Hot on Twitter’ and boosting its views to over 7K. Using Twitter handles and hashtags in the headlines didn’t perform well for me either. This is a guest contribution from Matthew Capala of Ask your friends or followers for feedback.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Twitter] Happy 5th Birthday to My Blog
    You can expect to follow news about a Twitter e-book I plan to publish this year, and you will have an opportunity to become an affiliate. May 14 marked the fifth birthday of my blog. It’s seen two URLs, multiple names, and numerous iterations. If you’ve never visited the archive , you can trace my beginning blog posts about apartment life and the environment and discover my first posts about social media. continue to tweet and update stuff on my new Facebook community , and I’ve recently dabbled with newer media tools such as Pinterest and Fuzz. Connect on LinkedIn today.
    [Twitter] Friday Fun: The Buzzword Graveyard
    In fact, I have an article coming up on this very topic in the context of the corporate environment. I'll send you a link via Twitter when it publishes. On that note, just about all the “Twitter grader scores&# that attempt to rank people by how “important&# / “influential&# they are. blog comments powered by Disqus Search Brass Tacks About the Authors Amber Naslund Amber Naslund (@ambercadabra on Twitter) is a communications and business strategist and the Director of Community for Radian6. It’s so overused, and most often complete hyperbole.
    [Twitter] A Golden Age of Independents? How Social Media Can Help Creators
    Utilizing social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, you not only can begin a small network of fellow amateur creators. As an amateur writer of comics, prose, and articles I know how hard it is to get my work published.  While I still am going to fight like crazy to break into the more mainstream fields, I know that it is an up-mountain battle.  However, I do find myself extremely lucky to live in this era.  Here, we will discuss just how you as a would-be writer, artist, composer or creator can utilize social media to get your work out there. Fear not! 
    [Twitter] 5 Strong Reasons Why Social Media is the Best Channel for Marketing
    Twitter has 255 million monthly active users. Businesses use diverse marketing channels to promote their brand and the products and services they have on offer. With the amount of competition out there, it is of significant importance that businesses find and test new marketing channels to make sure they not only have first mover advantage against the competition in their niche but also concentrate their energies on marketing channels that can deliver solid returns on investment. It is the new darling of marketers. Let’s take a look at some of these strengths: 1. Brand Discovery.
    [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.
    [Twitter] Identifying and Engaging Influencers Where Social Media and Email Integrate
    Many monitor online influencers using parameters like Klout, the number of Twitter followers, etc. How do you determine an influencer in the social media world? What do you do with these influencers once you have identified them? But, is that relevant? Maybe the answer lies in a combination of. Social email marketing
    [Twitter] Community Lead Generation Machine
      Host live twitter chats. Set a day, identify the biggest topics, and debate the issue on twitter. Make it easy to share individual stories on Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn.  This works very well on LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter. Like a business, a community needs to generate leads. These are people potentially interested in joining the community.    A good community manager both generates leads and converts them into regular, active, members.    Generating leads.   Whitepapers. The more analytical, the better.   Surveys.
    [Twitter] Little Things Make a Big Customer Experience Difference
    She’s also a terrific follow in social media and runs our new Twitter account @Convince. Get all JayToday episodes at [link]. When I shot this episode of Jay Today (my thrice-weekly, three-minute video show on business, life, and social media) I was in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on the annual Convince & Convert  Team Strategic Planning Session. Each Each year we gather the whole crew together in this giant house and spend two days figuring out our game plan for the next year (and two days drinking margaritas). Watch video for eye-popping scenes of our retreat location).
    [Twitter] Getty Images, Beacon Tech, and Cauliflower Pizza – Friday Flutterings
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. I like that Getty Images has embraced embedding photos, though there are still (smart) limitations. As HubSpot offers in this piece, “ free comes with a price.” ” … If you’re looking to stay informed about iBeacon and Beacon Technology, Doug Thompson offers news, education, and trend spotting at BEEKn. Even if you’re not interested (yet), you should be reading and following this information. Our toppings include a Ginger-Garlic-Advocado sauce topping and stir-fry type of vegetables.
    [Twitter] Come Home to Social Media for Rental Properties
    Facebook and Twitter pages – The two top social media sites can prove very beneficial in spreading the word about rental property options. Twitter can also be used in similar fashion, allowing you to again have direct contact with current and potential renters. If you own, rent out, and/or oversee rental properties, there are a number of ways to go about advertising what there is to offer. In the days pre-Internet, many rental property owners and those charged with running them turned to standard advertising vehicles, the newspaper or local magazine, to tout their offerings.
    [Twitter] These views are my own…
    The Spinks Blog A Fresh Look Into Social Media Home About Contact Me Under 30 Professionals These views are my own… Employees = Kids …and do not represent that of my employer. This line shouldn’t exist. Read this. (It’s Seth Godin) Back? (or did you cheat?) So your employees are supposed to identify with your brand and represent it well.  I think we can agree on that. Now let’s look at it from another angle.  Your employee identifies with your brand, wants to personally represent your brand, but you distance yourself from them? So, be transparent. honest. Right?
    [Twitter] 6 Reasons NOT to do social media
    The Engaging Brand Home Podcast Online Social Media Training Speaking Contact & Bio Subscribe/RSS « Show 279 - Jack Trout on Marketing | Main | Show 280 - The Challenges of B2B Marketing » 6 Reasons NOT to do social media I work a lot with businesses who want to know more about social media and you can assess early whether it will work for them. Alpha male on Show 297 - Dave Ulrich on Why of Work Alpha male on Step into my world and make my day. Kathy Garolsky on Social media can be your brand trigger! Tips When You Find Thinking Hard! Step into my world and make my day.
    [Twitter] Some Companies Finding the Energy to Use Social Media
    During 2010, the report noted that 120 of the 287 businesses in its index participated to some degree in social media, using venues like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, with only 60 companies putting forth resources for the mission. In an ironic twist this summer, a number of utility companies took to their Twitter and Facebook pages, asking customers to conserve energy during a series of heatwaves. While some lines of business have taken social media and run with it, others have found themselves suffering a power shortage. Photo credit:
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