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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.

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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33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). Companies Struggle To Manage Social Media by MediaPost.

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Quote of the Week: Jim Collins on Managing a Networked Ecosystem

SocialFish

Magazine. Instead of managing a company, you’re managing an ecosystem that is networked and connected over the world. Humanize Open Community Potluck

Blogging Upstream

Waxing UnLyrical

Does my audience want entertainment, or community, or both? Tootzypop will soon announce some exciting community functions, and we’ll being to explore the balance between a focus on the core brand proposition and the relatively unsupervised musings of the crowd.

Is your online education ready for Generation Flux?

SocialFish

This article originally appeared on the Avectra blog with the title, Association Learning Communities Offer More than MOOC. MOOC is stirring up the same types of sentiments in the academic community that social media stirs up in the association community.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

CommerceTools uses cloud-based technology to help companies streamline the distribution of products, supplies, services and content to individuals or groups by simplifying and automating order and fulfillment processes. The 5 Best Free Tools For Making Slick Infographics by Fast Company.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. 40 Examples Of Creatively Designed Twitter Backgrounds by Tripwire Magazine. Hint: it helps to have a community manager.

List of 8 Social Media Anti Advertising Ads

Laurel Papworth

Now that the customer has access to most of the same channels as companies, what happens when they decide to create anti-ads? Everyone from time to time has made a teensy little negative tweet on Twitter or status update on Facebook or some other online community against a company.

Facebook Business Page Management

Laurel Papworth

We grow your community (circulation and reach) as well as give you a report on engagement, clickthroughs and hot topics. The Community Crew is an outsourced online community management and social media admin service. This is good for your company and good for you.

Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community

ProBlogger

Today we’ll talk about integrating your community into your design. One of the great benefits is that an engaged community promotes your blog, providing word of mouth marketing. How do you show that you care about your community? The company now employs 40 of these people.”

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Facebook Intensive Class – Computer Class, 1 Day

Laurel Papworth

Overview of customers and companies on Facebook, plenty of case studies. All your questions will be answered as your facilitator has been managing Facebook Pages with 1 million plus fans for several years and growing online communities in general for 20 years.

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How to Leverage a Community of Passionate Fans

Convince & Convert

Many casual users of Garmin may only know them as a GPS company, but the truth is that Garmin has been around much longer than the portable GPS has been available, working on equipment for aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, and fitness industries. Jake Jacobson, Garmin @jakesjournal.

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012

ProBlogger

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. He also has a talent for community engagement. 20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012.

Social Pros Podcast 6 – Chad Pollitt, Kuno Creative

Convince & Convert

Instead of Jim the author and super cool guy, pretend you’re Jim the Social Media Manager at a software company or a brand. Jim: It depends on the company. If it’s a company that really does a lot of customer service, then I’ll take Twitter every day of the week.

Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth

If you are a company, government department or organisation interested in social media training for your staff, this three day class held privately at your premises (or we can organise premises for you) suits those looking for a more indepth course. Lecture : Laurel was named in 2012 by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, and Marketing Magazine named her “Head of Industry, Social Media”.

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Slimy Sales And Marketing Tactics

Twist Image

Recently, a major media company reached out to me to discuss what they called, "a new business opportunity," for Twist Image. The body text of the email went on to describe to the Vice-President of the company (I was dealing with a person at the management level) that our call was scheduled for them to present their credentials to us. Now, not only will we never work with this company, but their image is tarnished forever. I don't want to cold call companies.

Social Pros 20 – Katie Morse, Billboard

Convince & Convert

Read on for insights from Katie and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : 47% of B2B companies do not track brand mentions on social media). Jill’s company, Argyle Social, providers of data driven social media marketing software.

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Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

Penn , the Director of Inbound Marketing for enterprise email company WhatCounts. Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch.

Social Pros 21 – Joe Stupp, Chipotle

Convince & Convert

Read on for insights from Joe and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : only 33% of people on social networking sites follow a company or a brand on social media sites). Thanks of course to Jill’s company Argyle Social for being the presenting sponsor of Social Pros.

Social Pros 18 – Ike Pigott, Alabama Power

Convince & Convert

Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft , Janrain , and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. They asked B2B companies, “What was your best social media format?

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Social Pros 14 – Jason Falls, Social Media Explorer

Convince & Convert

Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. They have been written about and talked about in places like Fast Company and Wired, and so on and so forth.

Seth Godin on Steroids: Here’s My Evernote Password

Viper Chill

” Source: Fast Company. ” Source: Inc Magazine. ” Source: Inc Magazine. As a result, Dean Craven Laycock insisted that he resign from all extracurricular activities, including the college humor magazine. ” Source: Inc Magazine.

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

I have a very open schedule for the rest of 2012 and, simply, I want to spend a large part of that continuing to grow the readership of this blog. The magazine industry is crumbling. The community choose the ‘news’, and that just what the community want to see.

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Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

Penn , the Director of Inbound Marketing for enterprise email company WhatCounts. Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. Explain to the folks at home why your company is called Argyle Social. We should get a social media software company named after these! I was a customer of this company for a while.

Q & A: How to Solve Every Blogging Problem You’ll Ever Have

Viper Chill

The difference is that it may be a lot harder, and take a while longer, to find those 5,000 people and introduce them to your community. Would you see anything about the industry on a magazine stand. My greatest challenge is to knowing how to go about building that community.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? are now active on at least one social network, up from 67% in 2012 and just 8% in 2005. 70% of brands now have a presence on Google+, up from just 4% in the last quarter of 2012.

Embrace The Squiggly

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All through elementary school, all I could do was daydream about marketing campaigns and working on a company's overall strategic vision. While other kids were outside playing, I was busy drawing up logos for imaginary companies. I was working as an Editor for a community magazine when I suddenly agreed to become a sales representative for an online search engine start-up (and, we're talking about a search engine that came out long before Google existed).

To Thine Own Self Be True

Twist Image

I was flipping through an in-flight magazine yesterday and noticed a two-page spread for a diaper company. The problem is that when everyone started bailing on MySpace, the bands were left with little community. At the same time, these same brands can spend as much time and money as they wish creating a better brand narrative - without the restrictions and limitations set out by any other digital media company. Who owns your brand?

The Diamond in the Rough System for Gaining Influence

ProBlogger

The large magazines are usually faceless organizations with multiple walls and levels of bureaucracy getting in the way. The senior editors are the top-level editors at magazines and industry publications. Every magazine lists the various editors and writers on the first couple pages.

Blogging Responsibly: An Owner’s Manual

ProBlogger

They are basically a community of writers who express themselves and everything they’re passionate about. Now the blogger is faced with a number of new decisions: should s/he sell the blog to a larger company? This guest post is by Aidan Huang of Onextrapixel.com.

6 Sweet Tips to Help You Track Social Media Trends

ProBlogger

Flipboard adopts a magazine-style interface to make reading your social media news simple. Kip Bodnar of HubSpot says of Flipboard , “This application and others like Pulse take information from news sources and social networks like Twitter and Facebook and display them in the form of a digital magazine, instead of boring lists of headlines like most RSS readers.”. This guest post is by Lior Levin.

7 Powerful Ways to Promote Your Blog Offline

ProBlogger

Do the same with magazines and television—offer your services as a source, an author, or a guest to be interviewed. Community colleges are frequently looking for new classes, so if you’re up for a longer time commitment, give them a call. Jennifer Michelle built a niche sportswear company from the ground up using just a blog and a newsletter. This guest post is by Jennifer Michelle of Jennifer Michelle Communications.

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Big data: seeing the forest and the trees

Sherrilynne Starkie

Big data matters to you as humans and a community and as a marketer,” Young told the audience of senior marketing strategists. He then collaborated with a magazine to create a data map of his life. “In A good example is Jana, a company that makes users a partner in their own data.

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How to Grow Your Fitness Blog to 100,000 Monthly Visitors in Less than a Year

ProBlogger

A screenshot from semrush, showing the growth of traffic since 2012. On the other hand, it’s the companies that make millions per year by selling meal plans, diets, supplements and sometimes just hope to help those people achieve their goals. Build a community around your blog.

Seven Tips For Jumpstarting Your Visual Storytelling Strategy

Convince & Convert

Similar to how people grow relationships with each other, visual storytelling offers companies meaningful opportunities to deliver positive experiences that build brand awareness, trust, loyalty and engaged communities.

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.

278: Evolve Don’t Revolve Your Blogging

ProBlogger

I’ll talk about evolving your engagement with your readers, how to build community on your blog, how to find new readers for your blog, and then, how to monetize your blog. . The second pillar is community. It’s persistence with community and engagement that is so important.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

corporate expenditures on social media will increase by an AVERAGE of 34% a year , and that by 2012, as much will be spent on social media as on email marketing. Agencies should also be working with clients on using social media as a market research tool, by surveying fans or creating dedicated, invite-only brand communities that serve as a living focus group. Remember, the most important customer of EVERY company is Google.