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.

Social Commerce IQ 2012 [Report]

Mindjumpers

Data from the report was gathered during the period from August to October this year, where 475 companies based on the 2012 Internet Retailer Top 500 and Second 500 were involved. Important Findings about Social Media around the World in 2012.

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79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those questions and many, many more in this collection of 72 fascinating social media marketing facts and stats for 2012. The average midsize or large company (1000 employees or more) has 178 “social media assets” (Twitter handles, employee blogs, etc.)–yet

Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012

Sherrilynne Starkie

All the profiles included are actually real people, not brands or companies. Ottawa's top tweeters for 2012. Sherrilynne’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.

4 Top Facebook Mistakes by Companies in 2012

Atom Thought

Treat Facebook to push Press Releases: More often than not companies push their press releases intended for newspapers and magazines on Facebook. Companies need to realize that their real job begins after getting the likes on Facebook.

Three Words for 2012

Justin Levy

Over the past month I’ve been working on my 2012 plans and getting myself organized and set up for the upcoming year. My three words for 2012 are: Consistency, Balance, & Ship. This is actually one of my three words from 2011 that I’m choosing to include again for 2012.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. 90% of companies with 100 or more employees use social media in their marketing mix. Fortune 500 companies tend to be antisocial.

LinkedIn Launches ‘Follow Company’ Button

Mindjumpers

Tweet Linkedn is strengthening their approach as a platform for brand marketing with the new ability for companies to add a ‘Follow Company’ button to their websites. Here’s a quick walk through of the ‘Follow Company’ button.

2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

Mindjumpers

In addition, it also highlights how B2B companies differ from B2Ccompanies and whether the size of a business has any bearing on results. New Report on Social Media Management From Altimeter– Reading it Will Save Your Company’s Money!

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Interactive Social Media: Add Your Favorite Tune of 2012

The Realtime Report

Have you shared your favorite song of 2012? To participate, Facebook and Twitter users can go to this link and share their favorite 2012 tune, adding to a “blank canvas” that will eventually make up the mosaic.

Social Media In 2012: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (5 Must-Reads)

Firebelly

2012 was an exciting year in the social media space. From the Nielsen Social Media Report for 2012. 8 Big Social Media Disasters of 2012. There are, however, companies that make mega mistakes for millions to see. Here are eight disasters from 2012….

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those questions and many, many more in this collection of 72 fascinating social media marketing facts and stats for 2012. The average midsize or large company (1000 employees or more) has 178 “social media assets” (Twitter handles, employee blogs, etc.)–yet

U.S. Election 2012 & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

8 Big Social Media Takeaways from the 2012 Election Campaign. It is with that point that this set of social media takeaways from the 2012 election begins. Election Day in the U.S. is November 6th. Take a look at how social media has influenced campaigns in today’s must-reads.

The Biggest Social Media Mistakes & Disasters of 2012

Firebelly

Learn about some of the biggest ones brands made in 2012 (as well as lessons learned) in these must-reads. 11 Biggest Social Media Disasters of 2012. Lessons Learned: The Top 10 Twitter Mistakes of 2012. Lessons from 2012’s Social Media Disasters.

[MUST WATCH] The Connected Company

SocialFish

Here is a 30 minute video of Dave Gray talking about “the connected company”, a theme with which you will be very familiar from Humanize. Dave is founder of XPLANE, a visual thinking company, and a partner in the Dachis Group, a social business consultancy.

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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The Biggest Moments in Social Media in 2012

Direct Marketing Observations

Big shoutout to Mashable and The SEO Company. Looking back on the year, it’s easy to see what was big when we have the benefit of an infographic. At the least, there’s no doubt that social adds a layer and an element to our memories. social media

Important Findings about Social Media around the World in 2012

Mindjumpers

InSitesConsulting recently released a report of the status of social media in 2012 with more than 2.000 facts & figures about social media in 19 countries. See the full SlideShare report here: Social Media around the World 2012 by InSites Consulting.

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

During my career , I have worked for a couple of big Fortune 500 telecom companies and the challenge was always working to balance the wants and needs of the customer with the wants and needs of the shareholders. Working for any publicly-traded is a unique experience.

My 2012 Reading Challenge: 36 Books

Dave Fleet

Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy (review coming soon). For the last two years I’ve set myself a challenge – one I adopted from Julien Smith - to read at least 26 books per year. That’s one every two weeks.

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Three Words for 2012

Justin Levy

Over the past month I’ve been working on my 2012 plans and getting myself organized and set up for the upcoming year. My three words for 2012 are: Consistency, Balance, & Ship. This is actually one of my three words from 2011 that I’m choosing to include again for 2012.

MUST READ: 2012 Edelman Barometer is out

SocialFish

Just saw this post from Edelman: Why Your Company Needs to Structure Properly for Social Media… Right Now. From the post (my bold): Yesterday morning in London, Richard Edelman unveiled the 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer.

2012 AllFacebook Marketing Conference: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

For companies figuring out how to engage with their fan base on Facebook, listening is the key to success, according to an expert panel at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference. panel showed how their businesses helped companies get their message out and sell without breaking the bank.

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.

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? Find the answers to those questions and many more here in almost two dozen of the best social media guides, tips, tools, insights and rants of 2012.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Danny Sullivan details the use and results from the “Don’t be Evil” browser bookmarklet, stating that “The companies behind the tool feel Google’s hasn’t focused on what’s best for its users with Search Plus Your World.

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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Top 10 Public Relations Blunders for 2012

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.

Mobile-Only Facebook Use Climbs 23% Since March 2012

The Realtime Report

That’s 102 million people accessing Facebook every month only from mobile – a 23% increase over the 83 million mobile-only users in March 2012. Mobile ads just started showing up on Facebook in February 2012.

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US Mobile Ad Spending Will Top $4 Billion in 2012

The Realtime Report

Mobile advertising spending will total more than $4 billion by the end of 2012, according to eMarketer estimates. The third quarter of 2012 saw a 574% jump in mobile ad spending for the automotive industry year-over-year.

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Revisiting My 3 Words for 2012

Justin Levy

We are now 50% of the way through putting 2012 in the history books. For the past few weeks my team has been busy putting together our plans for the 2nd half of 2012 and sharing them with various teams. Welcome to July.

Top Social Media Stats of 2012

The Realtime Report

Analysts are estimating that the company’s IPO could value the social network at between $75 and $100 billion. UPDATE: By Nov 2012, Tumblr reached 20 billion pageviews per month. billion internet users by the end of 2012. What social media stats got the most attention in the last year? According to our traffic-counting elves, here are the top social media statistics we published in the last year: Twitter Hits 500 Million Registered Users (Feb 24): Approximately 12.3

“Digitally Mature” Companies Make More Money

The Realtime Report

How about this one: according to a new study by Capgemini Consulting and the MIT Center for Digital Business, companies that are “digitally mature” generate more revenue, are more profitable and achieve higher market valuations. What Makes a Company Digitally Mature?

Nominate Your Favorite Technology Twitterer(s) for the 2012 #Nifty50 Awards

Webbiquity SMM

For 2012, the #Nifty50 will honor 50 men and women who work for technology companies (B2B or B2C) and are, of course, active and engaging on Twitter.

2012 in Recap: The Year of Visual Social Media

Mindjumpers

But 2012 was also characterised by being the year when visual content came into focus, as Sara predicted. Take for instance LEGO’s Timeline , which goes back to when the company was founded. What do think are the highlights of the visual web 2012?

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

Webbiquity SMM

62% of the Fortune 500 companies have at least one Twitter account, and the average Fortune 100 firm maintains 10 separate Twitter handles to support different product lines, divisions, functional areas and geographic regions. 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. The Top 20 Twitter Clients being Used in 2012 by WindMill Networking.

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Jack Dorsey’s Speech at Disrupt 2012 [Full Video]

Idaconcpts

“We probably need to change the name of this conference,” Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey said on September 10, 2012 from the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Photo Credit: Fast Company.

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Bad Grammar Can Affect Your Brand, Your Career, Your Company

Firebelly

There was an article in the Australian Herald-Sun last week about how poor spelling and grammar can negatively affect your career, company, and personal brand. If you can’t write or spell worth a damn, your career can be adversely affected.

Revisiting My 3 Words for 2012

Justin Levy

We are now 50% of the way through putting 2012 in the history books. For the past few weeks my team has been busy putting together our plans for the 2nd half of 2012 and sharing them with various teams. Welcome to July.

Mobile is an Opportunity to Re-Humanize Your Company

SocialFish

…or so says Dan Keldsen at Human 1.0 in this slide deck. Check it out. The Mobile Tribe – Human 1.0. View more presentations from Dan Keldsen. __. This post includes a slide deck. If you’re reading this in a reader and can’t see them, click through to the post.

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