20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012

Pamorama

Social media is now an essential component of doing business. It’s important for marketers to keep up with the ever-changing social media landscape so they can align their strategies and achieve the results they’re looking for.

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

Webbiquity SMM

How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites? How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? How can you measure (or can you measure) social media ROI ?

Trending Sources

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. What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics.

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). How do we demonstrate the ROI of social efforts?

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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. Here are eight disasters from 2012…. 10 of the best social media campaigns from 2012.

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?

Study: The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012

Mindjumpers

Tweet Burson-Marsteller has conducted a survey examining the social media activity of the world’s 100 biggest companies – the Fortune Global 100 companies. 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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Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. My latest favorite buzzword that is invading both the business and social vocabulary is “Agile” As an ex-software developer, it makes me giggle a little when people use it incorrectly.

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.

2012 Social Media Predictions: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 must-reads related to 2012 social media predictions that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Social Media Predictions For 2012. Once we accept that “social” does not equal “transactional” we’ll all be a lot more adept at using it in 2012.

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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? 4) What social networks do you specialize in?

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. Have examples of social media habits that just shouldn’t be shared ?

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube: Strategic Marketing Best Practices

Pamorama

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are, without doubt, the Big 3 of social media. If your company has a presence on all of them, you’re on the road to creating a name for yourself on social networks. Facebook Infographics Social Media Social Media Marketing Strategy Twitter YouTube Marketing Marketing strategy Social media marketing Word of MouthThey are important avenues for building brand engagement and influence.

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. Since I work in social media in my day job , I pop in and out of my social channels during the day, but commit to not spending more than 10 minutes at a time.

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

SocMed Sean

Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision.

Social Media Image Sizing Guide [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Consistent branding across your website, print, video, website, and social media accounts is essential in a modern world where consumers are hit with countless advertisements in a single day. Take just publishing your logo on different social media profiles for example.

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. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? 25 Social Media Facts and Statistics.

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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.

The Secret Formula To Social Media Success (shhh…don’t tell)

SocMed Sean

There is no doubt that 2012 is going to be THE year of social media. Put their product commercials and training videos on YouTube. Hand social media activities over to a junior staff member or intern with no communications experience.

Association TRENDS Social Media Report and Rankings 2012

SocialFish

Back when associations were first starting to adopt social media, we worked with Jeff De Cagna and some other association thought leaders to record examples of what folks were doing on the Association Social Media Wiki. Then association social media took off.

Video Branding, YouTube Style

Small Business Mavericks

It seems that YouTube is working on putting together a marketplace where video marketers and on screen video talent can hook up. Think of it as a celebrity endorsement agent for YouTube channels. Let me break it down into the simplest terms I can think of: A particular YouTube celebrity has hundreds of thousands of subscribers on her YouTube channel. You connect with this YouTube personality through YouTube’s talent marketplace.

5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+

Janet Fouts

First it was the meteoric rise of the new platform and social media types rushed to learn it and get those tips and tricks posts out. The traffic we get from Google+ also sticks longer than other social media referrals. There’s been a lot of noise about Google+.

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Brilliant Minds Behind Intel’s Social Media ~ @Ekaterina

Unspoken

Lately I’ve focused on individuals who build influence through the effective use of social media. If you think Intel is just a nuts and bolts company, you’ll be surprised at how seriously they take the intangible world of social media engagement.

Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

You put on your Dr. Mom hat, jump online and feverishly Google their symptoms, you check social media to see if any of your friend’s children are sick. But what if you could connect with your doctor using social media ; asking for advice via a quick Twitter or Facebook message?

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. The novices and dabblers are playing catch-up on the Big Three, blogs and YouTube.

Social Media Doesn’t Make Sales – People Do

Janet Fouts

There’s a deep, dark secret that the social media marketers don’t want you to know. It doesn’t matter what your social media strategy is unless it includes what you expect the prospect to do after they find you through social media.

The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

Since I couldn’t find any lists that suited my taste, I decided to start my own… “The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today” My own social media hall of fame, so to speak. I believe we should highlight people who are doing remarkable work in the social universe and not only those who are just social celebrities. People are joining the social universe for a reason – to be social, to be heard and to be noticed.

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted last, but that’s what happens when your full-time job is leading a social media team. So…apologies for the break, but the good news is there a LOT of great posts and social media comics coming soon.

Realtime Olympics: 60% of London 2012 Visits Came Via Mobile; Facebook Was 2nd Highest Traffic Source

The Realtime Report

A new compilation of stats from the 2012 Olympic Games reveals that 60% of visits to the official London 2012 Games website and apps came from mobile devices. million social media followers across Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Foursquare.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1

Social Media Marketing: Burberry Launches New Campaign on 10 Social Platforms

The Realtime Report

Burberry, a “digital darling” among luxury brands, recently launched its Autumn/Winter 2012 collection across 10 different social platforms, according to L2. YouTube has a series of short films about the collection.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews.

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How I Fail At Social Media

Jason Yormark

I’m certainly not, and that is also the case as it pertains to my social media usage and strategies. So with that, I’ve come up with my list of social media failures. Regardless I’ve included the button in my social sharing icons in hopes that eventually it will. Video – YouTube is the #2 search engine in the world and I barely do anything about that. Social MediaNobody is perfect right?

List of 12 Top Social Media Podcasts in 2012

Laurel Papworth

Do you want to know the best social media podcasts for you or just want to increase your podcast listening around Facebook, Twitter, social media, online communities and so on? and I am now working with Panel of smart Social Media people.

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

The notion of using social media for business has gone from cutting edge to commonplace in an amazingly short time. And for those laggard firms still resisting social media, recent changes by Google now make it all but imperative. Social Media Marketing Tips and Tactics.

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Beyond Your Borders: Promoting Your Business Internationally Using Social Media

SocMed Sean

I appreciate Christian taking the time to share his thoughts on the international aspects of social media and some tips on taking your content beyond your own borders. For example, Econsultancy’s 2010 Social Media and Online PR Report reported that 83% of marketers were planning to increase their spending on social media this year, yet only 26% had plans to run campaigns in more than one country.

Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – Do You Talk To Your Kids About Their Digital Behaviors?

SocMed Sean

So what does this have to do with social media? I’m pretty sure that social media has replaced rock and roll as the complex issues facing parents, today. Too often, when I tell other parents that I’m the Director of Social Media for a digital agency , I get a blank stare and a request for clarification of what I do that goes something like “Does that mean you play on Facebook all day?” Do your kids know what social media is?”

Only 66% Of Companies Agree: Social Media Poses Significant Risk To Brand Reputation

The Realtime Report

Two-thirds of companies agree that social media poses a significant or critical risk of damage to their organization’s reputation. Managing the Risks From Social Media: Identify, Assess, Mitigate, Evaluate .

Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth

Here are some social media courses for you (or perhaps, for someone you know) for June and July. All social media training below is held in Sydney – please contact laurel [at] communitycrew.com for other locations and inhouse corporate training.

Presidents Day & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 must-reads related to things presidential and social media that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Celebrate #PresidentsDay 2012 Social Media Style. The Next President Must Have an Integrated Social Media Strategy.