New LinkedIn Endorsements

Sherrilynne Starkie

LinkedIn, the professional social network, has recently introduced ‘endorsements’, a feature that makes it easier for people to recognize their connections’ skills and expertise. So if a connection lists ‘crisis management’ under the Skills & Expertise section of their LinkedIn profile , it is almost effortless to confirm this, just a click. Here’s how to endorse LinkedIn connections. Related posts: New look and feel for LinkedIn.

The State of Social Media In The UK

Mindjumpers

Tweet Beginning of 2012 has brought in a lot of predictions and opportunities. Another chance to look at the social media universe, analyse the trends and make the strategies. 25-34 year olds are now the largest age group on Facebook as we enter 2012, with users under 17 years making up just 5% of the user base. LinkedIn. LinkedIn also continues to grow, and now looks to reach around 10% of the UK population.

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Gartner: fake social media reviews

Sherrilynne Starkie

With over half of the Internet’s population on social networks, organizations are scrambling for new ways to build bigger follower bases, generate more hits on videos, garner more positive reviews than their competitors and solicit ‘likes’ on their Facebook pages,” said Jenny Sussin, senior research analyst at Gartner. Map your LinkedIn contacts. Social Media Reviews: 10 percent to be paid for by companies in 2014.

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The State of Social Media Marketing– Annual Survey Report

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, Awarness Inc released a report called The State of Social Media Marketing : Top Areas For Social Marketing Investment and Biggest Social Marketing Challenges in 2012. This report looks at key different areas of your social media strategy like monitoring, investments, human resource allocations and last but the most important one – the challenges. Only 19% reported using a social media management platform in 2011.

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Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

SocMed Sean

As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals.

Using social media to track down deadbeats

Sherrilynne Starkie

Once a claim has been filed, users use social media tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google +1 to share the claim with their social network. The power of social media circulates the claim in the web and motivates the debtor(s) to pay. Social Media Marketing: The basics every business needs to know (morethanleads.wordpress.com). Featured Headline Social Media deadbeat Debt Facebook Google LinkedIn Small business Twitter

New look and feel for LinkedIn

Sherrilynne Starkie

LinkedIn rolled out a new look and feel for its homepage this week. LinkedIn has refreshed the look and feel of updates in the stream with richer visuals for easier scanning and viewing. The professional social network plans to offer more customization and functionality for the homepage later this year. Related posts: Branding you: using social media to find a job. Canadian business owners split over social media.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter & Politics In 2012, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. LinkedIn: 187 million active users. via LinkedIn. via SmartBlog on Social Media. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Twitter & Politics: A 2012 Recap. On Tuesday, Twitter released a recap of the past year – 2012: Year on Twitter.

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. 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.

2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. If you haven’t already, also be sure to check out my roundup of social media comics and cartoons that I created in 2011. From a traffic perspective, the fan favorite, was definitely my comic about whether numbers are really the way you should measure your social media success.

How to Manage Social Media Profiles

yMarketingMatters

There are many social networking websites for smaller businesses. The most active are Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter , Google+ , Pinterest , YouTube , Flickr , and SlideShare. Little wonder that business owners become overwhelmed when it comes to managing social media. This article will offer tips on how businesses can manage social media activities.

8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan

yMarketingMatters

What a year was 2011 for social media and marketing! I watched and experienced first-hand the marketing and social media landscape change, consolidate, focus, develop and evolve all at the same time. As I’ve said before, social media needs to be INTEGRATED into your overarching marketing plan. But social media is a powerful marketing medium that MUST be used in your marketing tactics today. This will be even more prevalent in 2012.

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Branding You: using social media to find a job

Sherrilynne Starkie

My short presentation focused on how to use social media for job search. I gave a brief overview on how recruiters use social media to source applicants and advertise vacancies. I used my own experiences as a case study (including confessing my Coronation Street addiction) and shared a poll of Ottawa PR Facebookers I had recently done to find out which social networks are important for job search in this market. Using Social Media to find a job.

LinkedIn Launches ‘Follow Company’ Button

Mindjumpers

It’s another possibility for brands to connect with people and increase visibility and spread of the content you share as it allows your updates to be visible in peoples news feed on LinkedIn. If you wish to add a the ‘Follow Company’ button to your website, follow this link to Linkedin Developers. Similar Posts: LinkedIn Launches Status Updates For Companies. How To Set Up a Presence on LinkedIn. How To Make Your LinkedIn Page Talk About Your Brand.

Seven Social Media Insights on CES

Dave Fleet

Now that I’ve had a few days to decompress, I thought I’d do something slightly different and provide a few insights from a social perspective. CES is not a social media conference (duh). While those social-focused conferences are fertile ground when it comes to social media programs, CES is full of salespeople and executives who, generally speaking, are less socially-savvy than conferences in the social media bubble.

Are You A Social Media Channel Changer?

SocMed Sean

Combine 300 channels in my cable package, with an extremely short attention span and you have all the ingredients necessary for an evening of click…click…click… Are you changing the channels too quickly when it comes to social media? The same problem exists in the realm of social media, though. Blend crappy programming with an unwillingness to understand the channels and you have all the makings for channel surfing in social media.

Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

SocMed Sean

Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload ! But ignoring social media outright definitely isn’t a good strategy. Just like building a “quick business plan” isn’t a good idea, building a quick social strategy likely won’t succeed either. Have other thoughts on great ways to build your social media strategy?

How to Network On Social Media Without Being a Stalker

Waxing UnLyrical

I was asked: “I would like to reach out and connect with a professional contact that I have made via Twitter/Facebook /LinkedIn. One tweet led to another… Which led to the head honcho of said organization reaching out to my friend on a one-to-one level – still in social, mind you, as in, not offline – and now they are Facebook friends (initiated by head honcho, not friend). How to Network On Social Media Without Being a Stalker.

5 Hot New Trends in Social Media

The Social Media Incubator

Amidst all the hype, it’s pretty clear that social media is here to stay as a viable marketing avenue for businesses large and small. Social media marketing changes all the time, and it will likely continue to change as more sophistication and technological developments increase people’s interest and marketers make more headway in learning to use the media for their purposes.

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25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?

SocMed Sean

A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? The value, here, is to help each of us understand what irritates other people in the realm of social media. 25 social media pet peeves. Spam and/or Phishing – via Twitter, LinkedIn email or any social media channel. Guidance from social media gurus that their way is the only way.

The State of Social Media Marketing – Summary of Annual Survey Report (Part 2)

Mindjumpers

In a previous blog post , Jonas made a summary of a report called “The State of Social Media Marketing” from January 2012 in which he outlined the key points and conclusions drawn from the report. A couple of days ago, Awareness, Inc released the second part of the same report , which points out some useful statistics for the second half of 2012. As in the beginning of 2012 the big three – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – remain at the top positions.

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How a Social Media Evangelist Became a Social Media Realist

Social Media Strategery

When did I become the guy who gets tired of social media? How did I go from annoying everyone around me by my incessant yammering about social media to the guy who grows increasingly annoyed when people talk about everything social media will do? I'm not suggesting that I'm no longer excited about social media. I'm not suggesting that social media is dead (imagine that link bait, though).

2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

The biggest category of content that attracted visitors to SocMedSean.com in 2011 was definitely my social media comic strips. What started as a review of the StripGenerator social network (a social network for people who like to create comics), quickly turned into a fun, entertaining passion for converting real-life social media conversations into humorous art. In case you missed them, here are links to all my 2011 social media comics in one post.

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The International: Taking Social Media Overseas

Waxing UnLyrical

Such is the challenge I’ve been recently tasked with: not just finding out what social media people are using around the world, but how they’re using it, why and when. It turns out that some people are less than trusting of social media (for shame!) We all know that social media platforms are used for different purposes: MySpace (did you see how it’s been revamped?) Taking in the social scene overseas can be daunting.

What Do Your Social Media Updates Say About You?

SocMed Sean

One of my favorite social media myths is that it’s easy. To engage in social correctly, so few understand the time, effort, budget and commitment that it takes. Too often, there are folks who think that they best way to get involved in social media is to open an account on every single channel and then start blasting their thoughts, comments, photos, check-ins and videos out to the world.

Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

SocMed Sean

Too many folks get caught up in the numbers game when it comes to social media. They use numbers like “friends”, “followers” and…ewww…”Klout” to determine whether they are doing social right. Heaven knows that it doesn’t tell you whether you’re engaging in social media properly. Because he doesn’t have a clue as to how to become a contributing member of the social space.

LinkedIn Reaches 174 Million Members, Revenue Up 89%

The Realtime Report

LinkedIn now has 174 million members, up from 116 million one year ago. Unique visitors in Q2 2012 totaled 106 million, according to comScore, and pageviews dropped slightly from 9.4 In the second quarter of 2012, revenue was up 89% over the same period a year ago. LinkedIn’s revenue sources include display ads, subscriptions for premium services, and jobs board. Unlike Facebook, LinkedIn does not rely largely on advertising as a revenue source.

Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to staying on top of social media, one of the big challenges we have is to find the social media tools that will help us achieve a happy medium between curating, listening, engaging and producing content. – but of those I have tested, here is what I currently think is the holy trinity of managing social media. While I don’t necessarily use this to post to LinkedIn, etc.,

44% of Australian Social Media Users Happy To See Ads

The Realtime Report

Australian ranks fourth worldwide in social media penetration – behind only the US, Canada and South Korea. million Australians (44% of the total population) are predicted to be on social media in 2012, according to an eMarketer estimate. Businesses are rapidly moving to engage consumers in this space, and many social media users are welcoming their presence. How do social media users feel about businesses advertising on social media?

February 17: This week in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

February 17: this week in social media. Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012. 17 essential social media guidelines to follow. Headline Social Media Facebook LinkedIn Ottawa Social network TwitterView more lists from Sherrilynne Starkie. Related posts: Five Ottawa Facebook pages worth checking out. October’s most popular posts. Click here to start to receive my newsletter. PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. Today’s most effective marketers are optimizing content across channels, coordinating search and social marketing activities with traditional PR, and measuring their web presence and performance with sophistication. What do buyers really want from social media marketers?

10 Tips For Taking A Vacation From Social Media

SocMed Sean

Social Media is ubiquitous. If you don’t know what that means, it means that everywhere you turn, social media is there. Because we are becoming an “always on” society and are never more than 3 steps from our mobile devices and computers, social is invading everything we do. In fact, I kinda failed which is what prompted me to write down my tips for taking a vacation from social media, both for myself and anyone else that might benefit.

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Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

Of the three largest social networking sites in the United States, I plan to use Facebook the most, LinkedIn the second-most, and Twitter the least. LinkedIn in 2013. I will continue to seek out new connections who are strategically aligned with my interests and passions in social media marketing, open government, and social change. Curated lists were used a lot in 2012 and will be leveraged much more frequently to categorize people and observe trends.

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

I have also found plenty of younger (and not necessarily “less experienced”) folks who still tell me that they “just don’t get it” or that “social media is just about people posting high school photos or talking about what they had for breakfast” Based on these experiences, I’ll attribute the failure to embrace these new mediums as either lack of education or fear of change.

Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink

SocMed Sean

Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information. Here are a few steps I took to keep from spending too much time with my digital relationships and not enough time in real life: Schedule your time…and stick to it – I consistently spend 1 hour in the morning and 2 hours at night to work in the social space. Put the phone down and stop checking your social channels and email.

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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels? Believe it or not, online social networking didn’t start with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Plenty of social media professionals have experience that goes back to online bulletin boards, forums on CompuServe, Prodigy, and AOL, and online forums.

The State of Social Media in Norway

Mindjumpers

Norway is one of the leading countries of social media usage. The Norwegian social media and Internet users. 78% of the internets users were online on a daily basis and 28% visited a social network daily. A report from 2010 says that the usage of social network in Norway is a tad higher than rest of Europe. The following graph shows the weekly activities on social networks in Norway compared to the European countries in general: (%).

Is Social Media is the Brussels Sprouts of the Internet?

Almost Savvy

To those of us who live and breathe social media every day, it is easy to forget that not everyone is as comfortable online as we are. To my fellow social media aficionados, I realize this may come as a shock. Naturally, given my work, the conversation turned to the topic of social media. I frequently come across people who feel that engaging online or using social media of any sort is not for them. Social media is easily misunderstood.

Your Brand Screwed-Up On Social Media, Now What?

Almost Savvy

This is important because there are critical lessons here for all of us using social media for business. For those of us who are heavy social media users, it was easy to see how this probably happened. I assumed that someone with access to the KitchenAid Twitter account , someone on their social media team, had intended to post the tweet from their own personal account, but accidentally posted it to the KitchenAid account instead. Headline from CNN.

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Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s post comes from Laura Clarke,a blogger and lover of all things social media. Laura currently works on behalf of Sentiment Metrics, a leading provider of social media management software. I appreciate Laura sharing her thoughts/experiences with customer engagement via social media channels! Never has social media been such a brilliant marketing and customer relation tool.