The Corporate Social Media Summit 2011

Mindjumpers

Tweet Useful Social Media is a company that produces business intelligence products designed to help big businesses get the most of their use of social media. In June 2011, they will be holding The Corporate Social Media Summit in both New York and San Francisco.

Study: The Global Social Media Check Up 2011

Mindjumpers

Tweet According to a relatively new study carried out by Burson-Marsteller , a public relations agency, it is clear that European and other global companies keep a focus on social media, as well as Asian companies are becoming more evident on social media platforms.

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What Happens On Social Media In 2011?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Having reviewed what has happened across the different social media platforms in 2010, the next thought is what is going to happen in 2011? Take a look at it, and let us know what you think 2011 is going to offer us. 17 Social Media Marketing Trends for 2011.

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

You can get the whole story in B2B Blogging Trends in 2011 , a free (and no registration required) white paper from Aggregage (the software that powers the BMZ site). Among the findings: • If you don’t have a blog yet, 2011 is the year to start one.

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The Top 3 ‘Big Ones’ in Social Media 2011

Mindjumpers

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. 2011 was the year when Page took over as CEO at Google.

47 Books For Your 2011 Reading List

Dave Fleet

Tweet Looking for books to populate your reading list for 2011? I was so pleased with the results that I’m doing the same in 2011. Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make The Leap…and Others Don’t – Jim Collins (via @OT_Group ).

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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. Ellen writes for Fast Company magazine and helps run the 30 Second MBA site.

How To Promote Your Business In 2011 | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

3 Ways A Blog Helps You SEO-Wise » How To Promote Your Business In 2011 When it comes to promoting a small business, you have to prepare for changes. Here are some of the most effective strategies for promoting a business in 2011. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch In 2011

SocialFish

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch in 2011. Thought Leadership – Companies recognize they must activate credible individual expert voices who can create content. We’ll all need to figure out better ways to deal with this problem in 2011.

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Reasons Why You Can’t Do Without a Company Blog

Mindjumpers

Tweet At the moment, we are beginning to see more and businesses running a company blog after having established a presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. However, I think that a lot of marketers still might wonder whether it’s actually effective to run a company blog.

SXSW 2011: Strong on Networking; Less on Content

Dave Fleet

No breakout companies this year. At this point, though, the noise from companies vying for attention is so overwhelming that it’s very hard to break through and get significant attention without either extreme creativity or extreme spending.

“K” is King in Brand and Company Naming

Waxing UnLyrical

Having a great company and product name adds to market appeal and most likely has had a direct affect on the company’s million dollar sales record. “K” is King in Brand and Company Naming. Guest post by Donna Vincent Roa.

Link Love Monthly: Best of March 2011

SocialFish

MIT Media Lab Identity, 2011 from readyletsgo on Vimeo. Things Companies Don’t Want to Hear about Social Media (Sysomos). Here’s a monthly selection of links to some of the most interesting posts that we’ve read and shared over the last 30 days.

How to Build a Dazzling LinkedIn Company Page

Harp Interactive

Tens of millions of professionals are following more than a million companies on LinkedIn. Having a fully optimized and professional LinkedIn company page will showcase your business in the most professional light to job seekers, employees, potential customers, purchasing managers, current clients, and interested observers. Blog LinkedIn Social Media Marketing How to build a linked in company profile LinkedIn Company Page linkedin for business Optimize LinkedIn Business Page

The 10 Key Mobile Trends for 2011

Mindjumpers

Juniper Research has released its top ten wireless predictions for 2011, let’s step through and take a look at where they think mobile is going in the coming year. Juniper believes 2011 will see the first cloud-based mobile operating systems launched.

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How to Build a Dazzling LinkedIn Company Page

Harp Interactive

Tens of millions of professionals are following more than a million companies on LinkedIn. Having a fully optimized and professional LinkedIn company page will showcase your business in the most professional light to job seekers, employees, potential customers, purchasing managers, current clients, and interested observers. Blog LinkedIn Social Media Marketing How to build a linked in company profile LinkedIn Company Page linkedin for business Optimize LinkedIn Business Page

LinkedIn Confusion: Group or Company Page?

SocialFish

Does it link to the group you’ve been working so hard to build, or does it link to your organization’s company page? NTEN company page on LinkedIn. LinkedIn Company Pages are profiles for organizations. You know those social media icons on your homepage?

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You Are The Company You Keep

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you keeping company with people who are successful and learning as much as you can? Misery loves company. What kind of company are you keeping? You Are The Company You Keep. Guest post by Nancy Davis. Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.”.

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.

Can Facebook Communities Replace Company Websites?

Firebelly

Probably. The internet is progressively moving in to a new age, where knowledge gathering is no longer the dominant use for the web. Information has given way to interactivity. Users log online to interact and keep up with friends, blogs, brands, celebrities, and others.

Firebelly Named “Most Ethical Social Media Company”

Firebelly

On Thursday, December 30th 2010, Firebelly was named Most Ethical Social Media Company at the 2010 Indiana Social Media Summit. Firebelly was among 12 Indiana social media companies nominated for the Most Ethical Social Media Company award.

2011 B2B Marketing Trends

Webbiquity SMM

MarketingSherpa recently released its 2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. You can download the executive summary for free (or pay $400 for the full report ).

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Top 10 Search Engine Optmization Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

This year, though, I thought that I would come up with a new list, the Top 10 Search Engine Optimization Blunders of 2011. In February, 2011, Google penalized Overstock.com for links to their website –which were determined to be what I would call “unnatural” in nature.

LinkedIn’s Announces First Earnings Call (Q2 2011)

Idaconcpts

On 08/04/11, LinkedIn reported their financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. In the second quarter, the company saw record levels of members, unique visitors, and page views, while top line growth accelerated.

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. 9 Ways B2B Companies Can Use Location Based Services by Social Media B2B. How much does Social Media cost companies in 2011?

Should Companies Play it Safe in Social Media?

Direct Marketing Observations

Is it creating a Twitter profile “in case&# someone maybe be talking about you so that you can claim that you and your company are proactively listening to the conversation? . . . . . . . . . . What does that mean exactly, to play it safe?

My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Nevertheless, here are my top 10 posts of 2011 by pageviews: Which NBA Teams Have Seen the Most Growth on Twitter and Facebook? Looking at my 2011 posts, it is interesting that a sports topic got the top slot since that’s not a major focus for me.

Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

NOTE: I originally wrote and published this article back in November of 2011 and it has generated a lot of interest over the years. As an example, I worked with a company whose highest volume of calls came in the form of customers needing their passwords reset.

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.

70% of Companies Ignore Customer Complaints on Twitter

Convince & Convert

Despite increasing numbers of customers using Twitter to publicly complain about brands, the vast majority of companies respond in the exact same way….with The Maritz study found that 83% of the complainants that received a reply liked or loved the fact that the company responded.

How can using social media as an employee help my company?

Janet Fouts

You’re happy in your company, so why build a personal brand through social media? Here are just a few reasons building your personal brand can support the goals of your company in any industry. What industry is your company in? Make your company look good.

Blog World LA 2011 Recap – Session Notes and Experiences from #BWELA

Kikolani

Why I Am Attending Blog World Expo 2011 Plus a 20% Off Discount Code. Great Education for Bloggers at the Blogging Success Summit 2011.

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8 Observations from Internet Week New York 2011

Mindjumpers

Last week, I visited the Internet Week 2011 in New York. No doubt the best time I spent was in the company of these people! Last week, I visited the Internet Week 2011 in New York. Tweet.

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Are You A Business Or A Media Company?

Small Business Mavericks

A media company. But what does it mean to be a media company? Whatever it is, if you are a media company, then you’re a power to reckon with. One Response to “Are You A Business Or A Media Company?&# About Us What’s a Maverick?

The Winners From This Year’s SXSW Interactive Awards

Mindjumpers

Tweet SXWS Interactive 2011 is about to close down for this year. The online public’s favorite finalist from the 2011 SXSW Interactive Awards. The judges’ favorite finalist website from the 2011 SXSW Interactive Awards competition.

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5 Search and Social Trends for 2011

Convince & Convert

We settled on 5 trends that we think will be especially important in 2011 (read or print yourself via Scribd, or see below for short summary). Trends to Watch in 2011. Every company needs to think of itself as a TV station, magazine, and newspaper. Recently, I participated in a Webinar with my friend and client Chris Baggott of Compendium. We talked about the convergence of search and social media, and how content marketing is bridging both areas.

Company Settles with FTC for $250,000 Over Misleading Online Reviews

Bill Hartzer

A company that sells guitar-lesson DVDs online has settled with the Federal Trade Commission for a whopping $250,000 over charges that the company “deceptively advertised its products through online affiliate marketers who falsely posed as ordinary consumers or independent reviewers&#.

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

Webbiquity SMM

61 of the world’s 100 largest companies maintain Facebook brand pages, as do 71% of B2B firms. While having a presence on Facebook is no longer an “if” question for most companies, many “how” questions remain. How can I grow my company’s following?

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LinkedIn Launches Status Updates For Companies

Mindjumpers

Tweet LinkedIn recently announced a new feature called ‘Company Status Updates’, which allows companies to share recent happenings like breaking news about the company, employee moves and relevant job openings or latest on their products and services. What’s new for companies?

Make Your Company Look Alive

Net-Savvy Executive

A number of companies have already gone away; they're just not the ones you've heard of. At the beginning of the review, I had roughly 350 companies in the database. A few more have been merged into other services by their parent companies. First, you need a company web site.

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 5 Reasons Most Companies Aren’t Measuring Social Media

Convince & Convert

What is measurable differs from company to company. Your type of company and how your business is structured has tremendous influence on what you can credibly and reliably measure within the social media realm. We hate math.

What to Expect When Hiring a PPC Management Company

Idaconcpts

If you are trying to decide whether to work with a PPC management company, you are probably preoccupied with one major factor: cost. A PPC management company will manage your bids, advise you on what is worth investing a little extra into and what is not.