The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Not only leaders in their professional lives, nearly all these women use their social profiles to express their passions outside the workplace, which range from NASCAR, art, travel, billiards, wine and music to community service, politics and, of course, family.

How to Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2012 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

How to Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2012 Edition is a post written by Tamar Weinberg. ]. Get my Internet Marketing newsletter , buy my book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web , and subscribe to the Techipedia RSS feed.

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

“Ghost town” or not, many experts agree that Google+ is here to stay, and it’s valuable for b2b marketing, SEO , personal branding, and reputation management. Search results are personalized based on the +1s of those in your circles, and as a marketer, that changes the game.

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). Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics & Techniques.

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The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

The Community Managers (CM). I’ll try to give you an introduction to the benefits of having a CM – and what you should look for in a Community Manager. The corner stones of community management. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning.

Study: The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012

Mindjumpers

The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012 specifically looks into how these companies use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest. As of 2012, 87% of the companies are using at least one of the major social platforms to engage with online stakeholders.

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How’s your community manager doing?

SocialFish

Rachel Happe has a really important post at the Community Roundtable about the lack of support she’s seeing for community managers. And yet, most CEOs and executives probably would respond with a blank stare if you asked them about community management and/or social business.

Why Communities of Practice are the Key to the Future

SocialFish

Jarche believes that communities of practice are at least one part of the answer, because they can sit in between external networks (where you find diversity of experience and thought) and the internal teams (staff or volunteers) who are actually doing the specific and complex project work.

Top 5 Social Media Fails of 2012

Shift Digital

Brands love social media for marketing and business development because it allows them to expose themselves to global audiences and hopefully, have a promotion go viral. Most of the below brands are rock stars when it comes to social media marketing, but we all make mistakes here and there!

Put Content Marketing at the Heart of Your Brand Strategy

Mindjumpers

With the enormous amount of time spent online on searching for information and connecting to social networks, content marketing is something marketers around the world have become increasingly interested in. Have you determined a content marketing strategy?

SMS Marketing Trumps Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

What does this mean for marketers? SMS and MMS are powerful marketing tactics that can get your message directly to your audience and more importantly, they’ll see it. Content Marketing Mobile Marketing broadcasting facebook google mms mobile narrowcasting pinterest sms twitter

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Helping Members and their Communities Succeed: the Future of What We Now Know as Membership

SocialFish

The community was shaped to her needs and facilitated the kind of interactions, learning and development paths she needed to practice successfully. Its value was not a list of “benefits” but the community itself: a facilitated joint journey of continuous discovery.

Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012

Sherrilynne Starkie

Ottawa's top tweeters for 2012. as a Marketing tool. Featured Ottawa Social Media Twitter Facebook Lists Online Communities Social networkSherrilynne’s Ottawa Twitter top 20 lists used to feature on this blog monthly. But they were very time consumer to compile and the grading tools used kept changing algorithms and or other aspects of their service making the lists difficult to standardize. This list was compiled using Twitter Grader.

A Guide to Marketing on Tumblr

Mindjumpers

As with any other social platform attended for marketing, you should set up a strategy for your brand’s use of a Tumblr blog. Your tactics should aim to make your brand become a valuable asset to the Tumblr community you are trying to reach.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. Marketing Automation. Local Online Marketing.

Are you strangling your community?

SocialFish

Her new book is out and I asked her to share some thoughts about community building, a topic dear to our hearts. BUY THE BOOK – FIERCE LOYALTY: UNLOCKING THE DNA OF WILDLY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITIES. We dictate the operations of the community.

How to Create Facebook House Rules or Community Guidelines

Harp Interactive

A Facebook Page is an excellent venue for community building among brand advocates and customers (or potential customers) seeking more information, discounts, insight or customer assistance. Does your Facebook Page have Rules or is it a free-for-all?

Having a Community Means Having a Brand: Listen to Feedback!

Mindjumpers

Having a community such as a Facebook brand page equals engagement! The key element is not only to promote your brand or a new product launch, because if you had no community, where would your business actually be?

Trust in 2012: 4 Implications for Social Media

Dave Fleet

Edelman recently released the results of its 2012 Trust Barometer survey. Results of the 2012 Canadian Trust Barometer. Today we announced the Canadian results of the 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer at an event in Toronto. 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer Canada and Global Results.

The State of Social Media Marketing 2012 [DATA]

SocialFish

———– Social marketing software company Awareness has just released the second part of its bi-annual State of Social Media Marketing report for 2012, and it makes for some pretty interesting reading.

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How to Select an Interactive Marketing Agency

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Check out his earlier posts on How to Hire Your Social Media Marketing Partner and How to Hire Your SEO Partner. 25 Key Criteria for Choosing a Marketing Agency. Marketers know how to talk the talk. Is your staff on board and ready to embrace a new marketing approach?

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Social Media Course – $176 – 13 June 2012 Sydney with @InforumGroup

Laurel Papworth

Social Media Training June 2012. Wednesday 13 June 2012, 2pm-6pm. Do you work in sales, marketing or communications? She 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.”

The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers

Akamai Marketing

The Case For Active Users as Social Media Community Managers. Your social media community manager isn’t at work or its after-hours. This probably isn’t the case for some of the other “community managers” for other organizations.

Facebook Pages: Using Content & Conversation to Build Community

Firebelly

During the AllFacebook Marketing Conference , I was particularly excited about attending the Facebook Pages: Using Content & Conversation to Build Community session. However, I did come out of the session with some interesting opinions, statistics and tips for community managers.

30 Resources and Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Business

Pamorama

I just started playing around with the platform, collecting images about social media and marketing and other topics. . Here are some resources, tips, and tricks to help you get up to speed and begin marketing your company on Pinterest. Brand Marketing.

Is Jeremy Epstein The Yoda Of Community Marketing?

Firebelly

What Henry Ford, Espresso, And Community Have In Common. Now I read his blog more often than any other marketing blog. I love his approach – he thinks aloud and collaborates in the open with the members of his community, shares best practices, and relentless connects people.

What Social Consumers Want and What Social Marketers Think They Want [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mindjumpers

There is a frighteningly deep gap between what social consumers want and what social marketers think they want. Here are some of the key learnings: 76% of marketers feel they know what their customers want, yet only 34% have actually asked.

Social Design for Social Success

Mindjumpers

To create an identity shows the human need for sense of community belonging and self-esteem. Social Design takes these facts into consideration, in order to bring true value to the community you aim to build. we turn to our community of trusted friends for recommendations.

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Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. A Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount. G: How did you build your experience as community manager?

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Maintaining traditional channels like phone, email and live chat support are a must—but a solid support community can cut that burden drastically, saving you time and money. But good communities are more than support channels. Take a look at some strong examples of community support.

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20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers.

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How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. Make sure that on your invoices, website, dealings with customers, marketing literature, email signatures, etc. How To Grow Your Facebook Community is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

How to Create a Video Marketing Strategy for Your Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Surely, video marketing must be really expensive, time consuming, and technical? Even on a limited budget, if you plan well, maximize your resources and invest some creative energy it is possible to build a video marketing campaign that will take your business to the next level.

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The Value of Matching Your Brand with a Local Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers Network is a global platform of local country Community Managers, enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value.

How to Hire Your Social Media Marketing Partner

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

But companies must avoid a panicky response, because hiring a social media marketing (SMM) partner requires careful study. Social Media Marketing Activities and Skills. Engagement and community building is the time-consuming task of connecting with relevant social media participants.

25 of the Best Web Presence Optimization Guides of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Online advertising doesn’t directly affect organic search, but it is a vital component of online visibility and can support social and content marketing efforts. How can you best manage a team of digital marketing professionals to coordinate and optimize overall efforts?

28 (of the) Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2012 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those and many more questions here in more than two dozen of the best Twitter how-to guides, resources, tools and reviews of 2012 so far. A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter and the Twittersphere Culture by Creative Marketing Channel. The Top 20 Twitter Clients being Used in 2012 by WindMill Networking. Twitter isn’t just for the birds anymore.

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How to Reach Social Success with Contextual Marketing

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. The value of contextual marketing. The challenge for global brands to keep an Always On-strategy is to get the context in place across local markets.

The Use of Animation in Digital Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Given all of these phenomenal web video statistics continuously released, it seems odd that animation is yet to receive much attention, especially when some of the biggest companies across the world are using animation in their digital marketing. This is a guest post by Manroop Takhar.

5 Things I’ve Learned from Running BizSugar

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Take the time to learn which features to use and which to ignore because they don’t fit your strategy, or your market. Work on Building a Community. A community does not build itself. Remain Committed to Your Target Market. This is a guest post by Anita Campbell.