What Does 2013 Hold for Social Media?

Mindjumpers

As for 2013, Mindjumpers’ CEO and founder, Jonas Klit Nielsen, predicts that we are heading towards a future where brands invest in people who are highly skilled in content creation and where brands become publishers: “Companies need to be ready to think as publishers and not marketers. So, as we head into 2013, content marketing is without a doubt what brands will increasingly put at the heart of their strategy to seamlessly connect directly with consumers, as I blogged last week.

Facebook testing new tools for business and personal use

The Way of the Web

That means the likes of Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC, BSkyB and Slate can now hook into a feed of public posts for a specific word, or the total number of posts that mention a specific term in a given time frame, which can also displays anonymous, aggregated results based on gender, age and location. Blog Marketing Social Media Marketing api facebook keyword insights api professional skills public feed api

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Bing for Schools: No Ads for Students

Bill Hartzer

According to Microsoft, “As part of Microsoft’s continued focus on promoting digital literacy in education, the Bing for Schools program offers daily lesson plans designed to teach search skills, Bing Rewards enhancements to help earn Microsoft Surface RT tablets for schools, and, for schools admitted to the pilot program, a tailored Bing search experience for K-12 students when on the school network.

Free Summer School For Marketers

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Currently, he is curating and aggregating this amazing resource of information. He brings years of experience and skill to his blog, instead of hyperbole and posturing. Spoiler alert: I dropped out of university. It''s true. I entered university with the best of intentions. At the same time, I was already publishing a couple of music magazines that were becoming successful.

This Week in Social Media – 5/29/2013

Social Media Marketing

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2013 edition, more bidding efforts from Yahoo, Twitter gets into the CRM business, how brands are getting social media wrong, giving employees the tools they need to be productive and more - it''s This Week in Social Media. Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins Caulfield + Byers spoke at the D11 conference (All Things D) on Wednesday and gave her annual update on Internet Trends (2013 Edition). A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry.

3 Big Questions for Social in 2014: Celebrating 100 Episodes of Social Pros

Convince & Convert

And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. Take a page out of Eric’s book and, “Partner with the people who already have the audience aggregated.” Learn those “soft” skills: aggregate people skills, learn how to manage people who don’t report to you, help other people understand the vision.