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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.

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. Connie is the Community Strategist for the Alterian (formerly Techrigy) SM2 social media monitoring platform.

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

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? companies now use social media for marketing. 22% of Fortune 500 companies have a public-facing blog that has at least one post in the past 12 months. 500 companies.

Top 10 Public Relations Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

Not only is it a great time to look back at all of the good things that happened during the past year, but it’s also a great time to look at your mistakes, and the mistakes that other companies in your industry have made: so I don’t make the same mistakes.

Top Magazines on Google+ Have Larger Fan Base But Less Engagement Than On Facebook

The Realtime Report

The buzz about Google Plus was grim as 2012 began: “ a virtual ghost town compared to Facebook ” was how the platform was described in February, as the rapid user growth following its June 2011 launch leveled off — and data revealed that those who signed up were doing little after that.

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Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. In terms of community metrics, I don’t track that info at this point.

Our Sweet Little Baby Turns One!!

The Marketing Blog

It was an interview that was supposed to be conducted by us, instead the tables turned as we’re bamboozled with all sorts of queries: “But You Don’t Even Have an Office”, “Oh, so you are just starting, but I want to join a big company”. 15th february 2011 Birthday one year

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

Using digital platforms successfully to build community, relationships, and trust is an iterative process. Did you calculate the ROI of the telephone or the company car before you invested in them? Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations.

How To Get Your Blog Project Approved

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How To Get Your Blog Project Approved January 13th, 2011 Tweet Guest post by Shanan Sorochynski Okay, you’ve had nearly half a month to sink into 2011.

Our Sweet Little Baby Turns One!!

The Marketing Blog

It was an interview that was supposed to be conducted by us, instead the tables turned as we’re bamboozled with all sorts of queries: “But You Don’t Even Have an Office”, “Oh, so you are just starting, but I want to join a big company”. 15th february 2011 Birthday one year

Understanding Social Media ROI Cycle

Mindjumpers

But, the following post is inspired from the thoughts of Jamie Truner, the chief content officer of the 60 Second Marketer , the online magazine for BKV Digital and Direct Response. Another 25% of a company’s focus is on improving conversion and optimization of campaigns.

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Story And Conversation: Pin It To Build A Brand

Firebelly

It’s the digital equivalent of ripping something from a magazine and posting it on your bedroom wall or bulletin board. It engages users with a behind-the-scenes look into the process behind a company or person.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Founder Mark Zuckerberg was TIME magazine’s person of the year , was interviewed on 60 Minutes simultaneously with new features being rolled out on the platform, and had a movie made about him and Facebook’s beginnings. It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy. 6 Basic Questions For Social-Optimizing Your Company Website by BlueGlass. Magazine. Six Social Media Trends for 2011 by Harvard Business Review.

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Why The Term “Social CRM” Is Just STUPID!

SocMed Sean

Yes…companies have been watching everything you do and everything you buy to formulate their marketing strategies. Ask yourself, why consumers trust recommendations from friends and family more than they trust marketing materials from companies?

Why Reddit Continues to be Relevant

Idaconcpts

According to Digg’s top brass, these changes were meant to bring in more revenue to the site, giving corporations and companies more control over content and more exposure for their own content.

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Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

Using digital platforms successfully to build community, relationships, and trust is an iterative process. Did you calculate the ROI of the telephone or the company car before you invested in them? Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage.

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

Using digital platforms successfully to build community, relationships, and trust is an iterative process. Did you calculate the ROI of the telephone or the company car before you invested in them? Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage.

Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth

In this article, I’m looking at process vs product journalism, representational democracy falling over, the demise of capitalism, authoritarian aspects of traditional media AND online community hosts e.g. Twitter and the newly found power of Crowd Activism.

Qantas Airways on Twitter and the Black Face criticism

Laurel Papworth

Do online communities overreact? Staff should be backed on social media and the Community is NOT always right! I am NOT an advocate of “the community is always right&# approach to social media management, you end up making a rod for your own back.

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

In you guessed it–another guest post–Wayne Howard describes his method for quickly building the following for a new blog, using tactics such as Facebook postings, the BloggerLuv community, Twitter, LinkedIn and contests. then provides tips for maximizing company blog success.

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44 Blogging Questions and Answers

Kikolani

Question: How to convince a company that you work with how important blogging can be to their company’s success? Answer: I would say the easiest way to convince a company to use blogging is to find a competitor that is using it successfully.

List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition

Webbiquity SMM

Jeremiah Owyang recently published a fantastic List of Corporate Social Strategists for 2011 (Buyer/Brand Side) , an impressive compilation of individuals either holding the title or performing the role of corporate social strategist, defined by Jeremiah as “the business decision maker for social media programs – who provides leadership, roadmap definition, and governance; and directly influences the spending on technology vendors and service agencies.&#.

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A Basic PR Blunder That Most PR Professionals Make. Constantly

Twist Image

PR professionals are making a big mistake in assuming that every person who is published in a newspaper or magazine (print or online) is a professional journalist with a regular and consistent beat. Here's why: if I just published an article on crowdfunding, do you really think an editor (or my audience) is going to want another article on that exact same topic only about your company now? magazine. Public Relation professionals do the darndest things.

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth

She stays on message – online communities are good, broadcasting spammy advertising is bad. We’ve used them since day dot (well, since I’ve been in online communities, anyway, around the end of the 1980′s).

7 Powerful Reasons Why Companies Will Pay for You to Blog

ProBlogger

Bloggers worldwide are proving to be fierce competition for mainstream media, as companies decide how to get the best return on investment for their marketing buck. If you have the following seven things, then your blog and social media networks will be highly valuable digital assets, sought after by major companies. If companies are already paying big bucks to advertise to your audience on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers, then you’re in a profitable niche.

Marketing Automation for Everyone with Infusionsoft

Convince & Convert

Marketing automation of this type has been a reality for a few years, but has been contained in software like Marketo and Eloqua that is most appropriate for mid-sized and larger companies. But now, Infusionsoft makes marketing automation a reality for small business – the very category of company that hyper-intelligent targeting can help the most. Magazine list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for five years in a row.

The Rise Of The Online Influencer

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In the early days of online communities, Valeria Maltoni helped build Fast Company Magazine 's online community. Since then, Valeria has been a fireball of passion around the arenas of Digital Marketing, Social Media, Online Community and the true power of an online influencer. If you're interested in what it takes to build an online community and how to uncover and nurture your online influencers, then this is the show for you.

How to Become a Niche Rockstar: The Guide

Viper Chill

Even though there are thousands upon thousands of micro-niches and active communities discussing the most peculiar topics, there’s still only room for a handful of ‘rockstars’ to emerge from each of them. Heck, even your local water company are probably paying someone.

Conversations As Moments Of Conversion

Twist Image

If you're thinking about online communities, conversations and the true power of Social Media, you need to be following Valeria Maltoni. She helped build Fast Company Magazine 's online community back in the day and since then, Valeria has become a true advocate for the power of marketers to build online communities and how to leverage and nurture online influencers as brand champions.

Content Is Everywhere - The Changing Tide Of The Internet

Twist Image

Here's what Arianna Huffington had to say about the acquisition of her company to AOL: "AOL's Patch.com covers 800 towns across America, providing an incredible infrastructure for citizen journalism in time for the 2012 election, and a focus on community and local solutions that have been an integral part of HuffPost's DNA. You can see by AOL's performance and some of the media punditry that this is a company in transition. citizen journalism online community.

37 of My Favourite Blogs, Books and Products

Viper Chill

I would love to make this a community discussion as well, so please feel free to share your favourite resources in the comments below. In fact, Jade has just started one of the first ever blogging magazines, with hers focusing on marketing.

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012

ProBlogger

Do you know of someone that has really stood out in 2011? Her work is highly regarded in the social media community and she was recommended multiple times in the comments section on last year’s list. Marcus started a swimming pool company in 2001.

A digital media framework for smart marketing communications

Sherrilynne Starkie

Time spent reading newspapers is down 75 per cent since 2011. Magazine reading time down 77.5 per cent since 2011. The number of minutes each of us spends each day online up one 119 per cent since 2011. Company employees as ambassadors for example.

A great opportunity for Nokia that no one has mentioned…

The Way of the Web

The news is full of reports on the abysmal second quarter results posted by Nokia today, which saw such a massive drop for the company that it has been surpassed by Apple in smartphone sales for the first time (16.7

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A Blogging State of Mind

ProBlogger

If I could sum it up in three little words, they would be: Magazine. Magazine advertising sales? Yes—magazine advertising sales. You see, (insert voice of the narrator from The Princess Bride ), once upon a time I sold advertising for a national print and online magazine, when the only writing I did involved contracts and thank-you letters. So, what do magazine sales have to do with blogging success? Blogging is about building community.

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How Bloggers Can Make Money from Brands

ProBlogger

Within 2 years, I was hosting the main hip hop radio show in Sydney, Australia, and started publishing the first full color hip-hop magazine in the southern hemisphere: Stealth Magazine. Most recently, I’ve been working with Kleenex Mums to help build a blogger-centric online community. When I work with a brand over an extended period of time, the first step is about establishing credibility, respecting the existing communities, engaging with them.

Traffic: Stop Thinking in Numbers, Start Thinking in Words

ProBlogger

I know that the community on ProBlogger is full of great listeners and learners, so here’s my advice from are three years of SEO knowledge. Okay, you can use numbers as a guide, but unless you’re starting a magazine or advertisement-driven website, why are you worried about figures? Look at every successful business out there, and you’ll quickly see a trend: there will be a face attached to the logo on the company’s website and other media.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. ” She was named B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year.