Sherrilynne Starkie

Measuring what matters in communications

Sherrilynne Starkie

A couple of weeks ago, IABC Ottawa asked me to facilitate a conversation of special interest group that is focused on major trends in communications measurement and social media evaluation. It was held at the head office of CIRA in Ottawa.

Why your social media isn’t working

Sherrilynne Starkie

It’s been said that life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes and, if we want to avoid sadness, we can’t resist them. The adage holds true in the world of social and digital media where the pace of change is constant.

Facebook offers translation for Canadian Indigenous language

Sherrilynne Starkie

In 1993 the territory of Nunavut was established in Canada, and as part of the 2018 Nunavut Day celebrations, Facebook announced that it is opening Inuktut for translation so that the community can help translate Facebook into their language. . Done in partnership with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit (IUT), now Inuktut speakers can use the Translate Facebook app to offer a proposed translation for the strings of words and phrases.

Facebook’s fake news battle in Canada

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook Canada has launched a new fact-checking program aimed at helping combat fake news from spreading. . The initiative is a collaboration with Agence France-Presse (AFP) whose Canada-based fact-checkers will review news stories on Facebook in English and French and rate their accuracy.

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

GDPR: Does it impact your Canadian business?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Today, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into full effect. It could impact Canadian businesses.

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Top Five: Who is social media’s AR winner?

Sherrilynne Starkie

REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Who is social media's AR winner? Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie.

Facebook scandal: The dawn of a new era in social media marketing?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Issues about trust, transparency and ethics in social media are being discussed around many dinner tables this week. Facebook’s so-called data breach is dominating news cycles, and the story is making people more aware of how the social network uses their data.

Why real social media experts are also great writers

Sherrilynne Starkie

The ability to tell good stories well will be THE disruptive marketing trend for 2018. It moves content marketing beyond the funnel into true, emotional engagement with stakeholder. Writing is the foundational skill for storytelling, no matter if it’s an article, a video or any other story format.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Top Five: Social Networks Take Action on Politics

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REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Social Networks Take Action on Politics. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie.

IABC 18: Embracing uncertainty with Anab Jain

Sherrilynne Starkie

Cision’s new social media influencer tool

Sherrilynne Starkie

Having recently used one of Cision’s tools to try to build a social media influencer tool, and finding it wanting, I’m pretty interested in a new tool being launched today. .

Top Five: Major Google Ad overhaul and more

Sherrilynne Starkie

REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Major Ad overhaul at Google. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie. This week's top 5 social media must-know news including Google Ads, Instagram AI, Twitter Media, Facebook Kids and Voice Search. Follow List. Embed List.

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Who will blink first in Canadian community newspaper staredown?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Canadian newspaper industry has, so far, been unsuccessful in securing a Federal government bailout as both readers and advertisers flock to social media for news and entertainment.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Five content marketing tricks of a great social media consultant

Sherrilynne Starkie

Special Tricks. Here’s five content marketing tricks to improve content marketing initiatives. As in most professions, an experienced social media consultant knows certain tricks of the trade to content marketing work better, faster, easier. Trick 1: Be specific when setting goals.

How a social media consultant can help your business

Sherrilynne Starkie

When you figure that nine out of ten Canadian adults use social media, it’s clear where the best marketing opportunity is. Many organizations are on social media, yet they don’t see tangible business advantages.

Top Five: Changes to social networks come fast and furious

Sherrilynne Starkie

REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Changes to social networks come fast and furious. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie. When it comes to social media, the changes keep coming fast and furious. This week we see innovations for brands, advertisers and agencies.

Influencer relations: how to build trust

Sherrilynne Starkie

Yes, PR has changed drastically since social and digital media disrupted the publishing industry. One of the biggest changes is the rise of ‘Influencer Relations” We used to focus on media professionals as the core influencer group and we still do.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

How to make gorgeous ebooks

Sherrilynne Starkie

Recently, I’ve published two ebooks. One goes into a lot of detail about the skills required to be at the top of your game in PR, marketing and communications. The second one looks at the kind of work and activities that a marcoms professional takes on in today’s world. (I’m

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Is Facebook advertising worth it?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Is Facebook advertising worth it? The numbers speak for themselves: about 3 million businesses are spending more than $30 billion on Facebook ads each year. It’s because they are more potent than most of the options.

Graphics and images in a snap

Sherrilynne Starkie

Recognized each year on May 30 is National Water a Flower Day. It’s an opportunity to care for the gardens of those who may be homebound or in the hospital. The time to visit a friend who may need some cheering up by bringing them some freshly watered flowers.

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Fake news: Can you tell the difference?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The majority of public relations professionals predict that in just five years the average person will not be able to distinguish between news stories and advertising copy, and what’s more, most people won’t even care.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

What the heck are social media consultants and what do they do all day?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media consultants are not masters of the dark arts. Nor are they only those bearded hipsters who never look away from their iPhone. They are highly-qualified professionals with specific digital marketing and communications skills and experience. Here’s a look at what they bring to a job.

JD Wetherspoon quits social media: a bad workman blames his tools

Sherrilynne Starkie

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon, quit social media last week calling it a waste of time. Tim Martin, Wetherspoon C EO is quoted as saying, “I am worried about our business getting bogged down in social media, when being front of house in pubs is what it’s all about.”.

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Top Five: Google Analytics introduces new ‘Audiences’ report

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REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Google Analytics introduces new 'Audiences' report. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie. Here are top social media news stories for this week. Must-know info for marketing communications pros. Follow List. Embed List.

Top five: Google Chrome to detect fake news with new AI extension

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media and marketing news, information, trends and stats to set you up for a strong start to 2018. REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Marketing Trends and Stats for 2018. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie.

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Top five: New features from social network giants

Sherrilynne Starkie

REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top five: New features from social network giants. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie. May 16, 2018. This week's top five social media must-know news includes new features from Facebook, Google, Instagram and Linkedin.

Survey: Canadians are OK with sharing personal data

Sherrilynne Starkie

More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of Canadians, are pragmatic or unconcerned about sharing their personal data. This view is even more prevalent among Canadians millennials, at 86 per cent, according to a survey from the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA). . The study, “Data Privacy – What the Canadian Consumer Really Thinks”, shows that people’s comfort with data-sharing is increasing.

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How Twitter & Facebook are making social media ads more transparent

Sherrilynne Starkie

Fake news is nothing new (think of the National Enquirer founded in 1926), but with last year’s Brexit and US election votes, it’s certainly become more sinister. A certain leader of the free world bandies the term about to denigrate negative media coverage but that’s not an accurate definition.

Top Five: Tidal Wave of New Social Media Features

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REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Tidal Wave of New Social Media Features. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.

Social media: the ultimate skills cheat sheet

Sherrilynne Starkie

The term ‘social media consultant’ can mean different things to different people because there is a whole range of skills and talents on offer. The cheat sheet provides a summary of the key skills a well-rounded social media consultant should possess. It also explains why each is needed and they are all used. Skills Why How. Content. Writing A foundational skill required to convey ideas, persuade and build influence. Articles, website content, social media updates, email campaigns.

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Search marketing services every social media consultant should offer

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media is great for brand recognition, community engagement and public relations. It’s also highly-effective at driving website traffic, which can boost search engine ranking. But, if gaining a page-one ranking is the main goal, a social media strategy can’t do it alone.

Top Five: social networks push new shopping features

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REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: social networks push new shopping features. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie. This week's top five must-know social media news come from LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Google and Pinterest. Follow List. Embed List.

Top Five: Social media security & privacy advances

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REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Social media security & privacy advances. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie. Top 5 must know news and information from the world of social media for this week. Follow List. Embed List.