The Top 3 ‘Big Ones’ in Social Media 2011


Tweet Closing in on the end of 2011, I have listed the three big “events” that in my opinion have lead to important development within the field of social media. My top 3 follows here (and is listed in no particular order): Facebook f8.

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Facebook, Twitter and even newer tools like Quora may be sexier and get more attention, but blogs are the workhorses essential to making social media marketing work. Among the findings: • If you don’t have a blog yet, 2011 is the year to start one. Share this on Facebook.

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Facebook Private Messaging for Brands


Tweet According to TheNextWeb , a new Facebook communication option appeared for Asia-based page admins. However, so far Facebook hasn’t announced the new feature, so I guess that the message option is being tested for a later roll out. What does it mean for brands?

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Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

You know the statistics : Facebook is the most popular method for sharing online content. 85% of B2B journalists are on Facebook. 61 of the world’s 100 largest companies maintain Facebook brand pages, as do 71% of B2B firms. Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics.

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Popular Blog Posts From 2011 – and Welcome 2012!


Tweet Saying goodbye to 2011 and embracing 2012 with open arms, it has been a year where social media has reached new heights as well as we have gained some and lost some. Google+ vs Facebook: A Turf War? Social Media recap social media 2011

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.

How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You can follow Tim on Twitter or on Facebook. With Facebook’s recent changes to the layout of fan pages (aka business pages, aka brand pages), has come the opportunity for those with creativity to design a much more compelling and fully branded page.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project—and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. CMO with Siegel + Gale, a brand strategy, customer experience and design consulting agency in New York.

Top Twitter trends for 2011

Sherrilynne Starkie

It’s probably an accurate reflection of users’interests; interesting that there are no major brands mentioned (other than sport). VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Featured Social Media Twitter Betty White Facebook Online Communities Social network Viral video YouTube

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12 things I thought I knew About Social Media in 2011

Direct Marketing Observations

As 2011 winds down, it’s time for me to reflect on the state of my social media world in 2011. Things that I thought I knew about social media in 2011: 1) That I knew what I was talking about. 5) Corporations were ready to be transparent in 2011. 8) That FB would get to 1billion users in 2011. This is going to happen but I am starting to see little tiny micro-cracks in the Facebook brand.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. 2011 Trends: Make Your Corporate Site A Social Media Hub by Business 2 Community. How much does Social Media cost companies in 2011?

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Is a Blog Still Important in 2011?

You Can Now Tag a Brand or Page in Facebook


Tweet Facebook has added a new, absolutely cool feature last night, which allow users to tag pages and brands in their Facebook photos as well as in updates. However, the new feature gives an additional “wow&# factor to the brands plus free advertising.

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Link Love Monthly: Best of February 2011


Facebook Page Redesign: Why Should Brand Marketers Care? The Power of Facebook plugins, and other social sharing tools (Debra Askanase). Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s Epic Upgrade To Pages (John Haydon). unassociated 2011 is open for registration!

Link Love Monthly: Best of January 2011


Why collecting email addresses on your Facebook Page won’t work – John Haydon. Social media judo: How to turn a fight into a brand-building moment – Jesse Stanchak. Deconstructing Your Social Business Plan For 2011 – David Armano.

Social Media And Branding [Infographic]


Tweet Social media is the now a hot spot for all brands, though it presents an amazing opportunity to create a presence and connect with customers, but on the hind side, it is quite easy to get the whole thing wrong.

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Link Love Monthly: Best of March 2011


MIT Media Lab Identity, 2011 from readyletsgo on Vimeo. The Pros And Cons Of Facebook Comments (TechCrunch). 10 Applications For Your Facebook Event Page (Event Manager Blog). bitly’s Got a Brand New Mobile Site! How To Be More Googley (Brand Flakes for Breakfast).

Socializing Your Brand [Infographic]


Tweet With changing consumer demands and touch points, there is an increasing need to make your brand social, which most of organisations have now understood. The second step, is to know what makes your brand social? Facebook by the Numbers [infographic].

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The top brands on Facebook | Sherrilynne Starkie

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Top 10 Public Relations Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

So, here is this year’s list, the top ten public relations blunders of 2011. Facebook Complains About Lack of Transparency, Anonymously. I always look forward to the end of the year.

How Stockholm Transport Improved Its Brand Image Through Facebook


Challenge: Soften their brand image. Campaign: Unique campaign was run by a Swedish bus company which asked users to add their Facebook profile picture to the side of a bus, virtually on Facebook. Want to Raise Your Click Rate on Facebook Ads?

Facebook by the Numbers [infographic]


Tweet The online social media news site, Mashable , has put together a very nice infographic giving an overview of the current state of the social platform Facebook. Further, the infograhic shows top 5 lists of for instance most liked pages, non-internet brands by likes etc.

What Does the New Facebook Mean for Brands?


This post by my friend Tonia Ries of the Realtime Report was so comprehensive that instead of doing my own version of a summary of Facebook-related analysis, I asked her if I could repost it here for you. So what does it all mean for brands? So what about brand pages?

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Coke is world's No. 1 Facebook brand | Sherrilynne Starkie

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5 Recent Facebook Changes To Notice


Tweet The Facebook platform is always on the move with new features and functionalities coming in and being launched, often with short notice. In the following, we have collected five recent updates that is relevant when handling a presence of Facebook. Facebook Questions.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. How can Facebook be used to support an SEO strategy? Facebook Marketing Tips & Techniques. running Facebook ads).

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If You Wanna be My Brand! [Infographic]


Tweet What do customers look for in a brand when associating themselves with it? This is a question which all strategists need to answer when trying to communicate as a brand. Similar Posts: What Happens When Facebook Fans Engage With You [infographic].

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Why do People Engage With Brands Socially (Infographic)


Tweet Most businesses design a Facebook page and a Twitter profile as a part of their social media strategy. But it is also a good idea to think what attracts people to your brand on these social media channels. Majority of people 53.47% at an average, like 2-5 brands on Facebook. ?When

“K” is King in Brand and Company Naming

Waxing UnLyrical

The Letter “K” in branding. The other day I watched a short video by Sara Blakely – the inventor of Spanx brand products and a fellow Southerner – where she reflected on the value and edginess of the letter “K.” Why is the letter “K” so strong in branding?

A World Without Facebook [infographic]


Tweet The blog called SingleGrain already imagined how the world would look like without Google , but now the time has come to look at Facebook. Similar Posts: We Love Facebook! How Disney Reached 100 Million Page Likes on Facebook. The State of Brands on Facebook [infographic].

Tag Brands in Your Facebook Photos

The Social Media Incubator

Taking a photo to post on Facebook? Facebook recently announced the capability for users to tag brands in photos that are posted onto the site. “For now, only Pages within the Brands & Products or People categories brands, can be tagged in photos. We’re looking to expand this functionality to more Page categories over time,&# posted Facebook. So what do you think about this new feature from Facebook?

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[Infographic] Is Your Brand Really Engaging Or Are You Just Wasting Time With Social Media?

SocMed Sean

You can’t just create a Twitter handle, Facebook page, and YouTube account and call it a day. Some brands understand that building relationships with the members of their community takes a lot of planning and commitment. Social media engagement isn’t easy.

Reflections on Brand Advocates & Social Influence


Tweet When we’re talking about a business managing a social media presence – or several for that matter, we’re beginning to hear more about brand advocates. Brand advocates = trusted people. Brand advocates = Facebook-ers, bloggers etc. Find your brand loyalists.

How To Use Facebook For Marketing


Tweet Facebook has published a Best Practice Guide for how to use their platform for marketing. The guide provides a great overview of the marketing potential in having a presence on Facebook as well as suggestions for some strategic steps to go through when building a presence.

Brand ‘Oprah Winfrey’ Leads the Way in Social Media


Tweet Every brand has a distinct voice. The voice of the brand is determined by its brand identity and its persona. This shows well in her communication on Facebook and Twitter. Brand ‘Oprah’ : We don’t think of Oprah as locked away in some Ivory Tower.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 2011 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals


The 10 Brand Questions Every SMB Must Answer – 10 questions intended to help you take a more strategic look at your brand to identify what’s working and where you may want to improve. Here’s what you can do to LEVEL-UP your presence on Facebook today!

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What NOT To Do On Facebook


Tweet Recently, we wrote a blog post on what customers expect when they Like a brand on Facebook with the help of different studies. This would make your customers comfortable in associating with your brand.

Google Doodle: Effective Brand Marketing


The competition is worldwide and the prizes include a scholarship, a grant for the winning school as well as the honour of having your doodle shown on the Google homepage on 20 May, 2011. How Disney Reached 100 Million Page Likes on Facebook. Facebook Marketing Drive Sales.

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Brands are still not taking Twitter Seriously

Direct Marketing Observations

Specifically the Twitter and Facebook icons. It’s 2011 and brands are going all in when it comes to social. Meanwhile they have over 200,000 fans on Facebook. Hey Brands, don’t hoard social, own it. Control the social aspects of your brand.

64 Inspiring Facebook Marketing Techniques [infographic]


Tweet Being a business maintaining a Facebook page, there’s no doubt that you need to be engaging in order to increase the number of fans and make them interact with you. Check it out here, and let me know what strategy you might put together for your brand on Facebook?