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4 Technology Conferences to Create Your Traveling Schedule for 2013

Idaconcpts

Whether you work in an industry where technology plays a major role, or you simply like keeping up on what the wonders of scientific endeavor have whipped up for us this year, get ready to hit the road all year long with these four technology conferences (and also these four conferences on social media ) to create your traveling schedule for 2013: 1. Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013. Technology Frontiers 2013. The Next Web Europe 2013. TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2013.

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7 reasons I’m thrilled about AllFacebook Expo 2013

Firebelly

When: June 5, 2013. Each year MediaBistro hosts AllFacebook Expo which provides the world a deep look into Facebook innovations and issues impacting both social media and digital marketing. AllFacebook Expo 2012 attendees – the smartest man in social media, Brian Carter, along with an uber-cool crew of Adryenn Ashley, Hyla Molander, Caroline Love and others. Where: Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

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Top 3 Employer Review Websites Of 2013

Idaconcpts

Here are the top 3 employer review websites for 2013. The job listings come from other sites, but the reviews are hosted directly on the platform. These are the top 3 employer review websites of 2013. Searching for a good employment position is no easy feat. There are several factors that come into play – such as the work/life balance, company culture, and benefits.

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14 Steps to Hosting a Successful Webinar

Convince & Convert

Following is a step-by-step list of how to host a memorable, interesting, and useful webinar. She is the lead blogger at PR and marketing blog , Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing In the Round , and co-host of Inside PR, a weekly podcast about communications and social media. 14 Steps to Hosting a Successful Webinar is a post from: Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

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2013 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Internet Marketers

Kikolani

If you’ve had your eye on a particular course, ebook, service, web host, WordPress plugin, or WordPress theme, now is the time to buy as the savings are HUGE! Web Hosting. Need a new web host? 60% off new hosting, good through December 2 at 11:59PM CST. In addition to the 60% off new hosting and $4.50 During these one hour flash sales, new hosting will be 75% off and domains will be $1.50. Black Friday has arrived!

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Host A Hangout-On-Air

Small Business Mavericks

But did you know you can host a Hangout and record it live on YouTube? One of the fascinating things about Google+ that few people are aware of but that is a powerful tool for business is Google+’s Hangouts-on-Air. I’ve written about Google+ Hangouts before. If you have a YouTube channel, this is a golden opportunity. You can reach all of your YouTube channel subscribers with one live video feed that you can also embed on your own website. And it’s really easy to use.

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

Webbiquity SMM

More than 80% of small to midsized businesses (SMBs) plan to increase their use of social media in 2013. WordPress Hosting SEO ). WordPress Hosting SEO ). WordPress Hosting SEO ). WordPress Hosting SEO ). With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks.

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General Electric Hosts a Virtual Science Fair On Tumblr

Convince & Convert

To host this campaign, General Electric has introduced a new “#6SecondsScience Fair” Tumblr , which serves as a virtual home for the best submissions. General Electric Hosts a Virtual Science Fair On Tumblr is a post from: Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy. What started as six second science lessons on Vine has morphed into a user-generated campaign just in time for the back-to-school season.

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The Oscars: content marketing success

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Academy Awards 2013 have come and gone. And, while the awards show and its host, Seth McFarlane , were both widely criticized even as the broadcast was just going out for being boring, badly written and not funny, it was a clear, out-of-the-ballpark content marketing success for the global entertainment industry.

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How to import Posterous to self-hosted WordPress

The Way of the Web

With the news that Posterous will be closing on April 30, 2013 , many people are now looking to export their content and start to publish on a different platform. We tend to always recommend self-hosting if your site is important to you and your business, partly because third-party services can close or change, and partly because it gives you a lot more control over backups. Setting up self-hosted WordPress: To set up your site, you need 2 things.

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Big data: seeing the forest and the trees

Sherrilynne Starkie

You can see the forest and the trees in big data, according to Nora Young , the Canadian author and the host of CBC Radio One’s Spark, in her opening keynote at last week’s Fireworks Factory conference held on Galiano Island, British Columbia. Nora Young is the host of CBC Radio One’s Spark , which showcases technology, culture and life in the 21 st Century.

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Viral video: Jim Carrey’s take on gun control

Sherrilynne Starkie

Greg Gutfield, host of Fox’s Red Eye program, called Carrey a ‘dirty stinking coward’ and said the video made him want to go out and buy a gun. Canadian comedic actor Jim Carrey has taken aim at America’s gun laws and the late Charleton Heston , former National Rifle Association (NRA) president with a satirical Internet video, “ Cold Dead Hands’. Done in the style of classic country western variety show “Hee Haw!”,

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One week until Social Capital Ottawa

Sherrilynne Starkie

The conference blends formal presentations with community/un-conference style sessions on topics ranging from Twitter to LinkedIn, the technical details of self-hosting a blog to the how-tos of personal branding, and online community building to social media in the workplace. For the first time this year, the event includes a full day of pre-conference workshops which feature great speakers, including Spin Sucks blogger Gini Dietrich and Susan Murphy co-host of I Can Haz Podcast.

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Website & Blog Hosting

The Way of the Web

Over the years we’ve found it helped our clients if we could take care of hosting their website, setting up their blog or redirecting there domains. So we’ve slowly and steadily built up a fair bit of hosting knowledge, particularly when it comes to WordPress, and we are now ready to offer that to a wider range of clients. Hosting Services: Annual Hosting. The post Website & Blog Hosting appeared first on TheWayoftheWeb.

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Content marketing: feeling ripped off?

Sherrilynne Starkie

If none of these tactic work, a cease and desist letter from your lawyer to the company that is hosting the site usually works. Your content marketing program is taking off. You’ve spent the time, resources and effort required to develop original, compelling stories, videos, podcasts and photographs and it’s starting to pay off in terms of website traffic, enhanced reputation and sales enquiries. Good for you. Then you notice that someone, a competitor even, is ripping you off!

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101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and many, many more here in 101 vital social and digital marketing stats for (the rest of) 2013. WordPress Hosting SEO ). As of January 2013, the five largest social networks based on active monthly users were: Facebook (1 billion), YouTube (800 million) and Google+ (343 million) followed by Twitter and LinkedIn with 200 million active monthly users each. WordPress Hosting SEO ). WordPress Hosting SEO ).

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[COMIC] Parenting In The Age Of Social Media

SocMed Sean

During the teen years, we have to worry about sex, drugs, and peer pressure and now the digital era has brought along new issues like sexting, online bullying and a host of other problems that come with social media. Parenting is tough. Image courtesy of bbaunach via Creative Commons. That moment when our new bundle of joy is delivered with that fresh baby smell is absolutely amazing but, unfortunately, each child it isn’t accompanied with a handbook or instruction manual.

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#measurePR Recap: The Jenster is Back!

Waxing UnLyrical

I was a little rusty, as this was my first guest host of a chat in 2013. As always the full #measurePR Transcript, May 14, 2013 is available. Guest Post by Jen Zingsheim. Hello folks! I hope I managed to keep the chat at or near its normally very high standards! Here’s the write up from the #measurePR chat held on May 14: We kicked things off by discussing the new program from Klout, called Klout Experts. This evolution of Klout allows users to ask questions of experts.

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Three Words That Will Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

SocMed Sean

But as server and infrastructure costs have dropped, so has the cost of hosting on a CDN. I’m actually pretty happy with that number and it’s one of the reasons that I like my host, which is HostGator. Images…we all love them. Whether it’s funny #FAIL photos, pictures of our family or maybe photos of our favorite recipe or vacation spot, we love to share them with others.

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No More Apologies

Waxing UnLyrical

Jilani’s experiences, including from the White House Correspondents’ Association (which hosts the annual event), and it’s been almost two weeks since this happened, I’m going to assume her account is true. A story has been making the rounds this week, and which I finally read a couple of days ago.

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Count What Counts: #measurePR Words to Live By

Waxing UnLyrical

A couple of weeks ago, we kicked off the first #measurePR chat of 2013. So it was only fitting that as we started the 2013 chat series, she was the first guest of the year. We talked about ups and downs of 2012, what to look forward to in 2013, and about the new book that Katie has co-authored with another of my faves, Beth Kanter , Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ( here’s my review of the book). Katie Delahaye Paine (@kdpaine) January 8, 2013.

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BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

Blogs 43) If you’re serious about blogging, get a self-hosted WordPress blog. I’ve been meaning to do this braindump for a while now. I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media.

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SEO Guidelines for Sponsored Content and Partner Links

Adam Sherk

For sites in Google News, separate sponsored content from your main news articles if possible (such as hosting it in a separate directory) and exclude it from Google News via either robots.txt or a meta robots tag. Sponsored content in various forms is growing in popularity as publishers seek additional sources of revenue. Done well it can be a good fit for both publishers and advertisers, and dare I say even add value for users.

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If You Pick My Brain, I’ll Have a Hole In My Head

Waxing UnLyrical

And neither is Davina Brewer , nor Laura Scholz , nor a whole host of other business owners (just do an Internet search for the phrase and you’ll see what I mean). We host, and participate in, Twitter chats. Participate in #measurePR , the Twitter chat I host every other week. I know this makes me sound like a curmudgeon, but a fairy dies every time I get yet another request to “pick my brain.”

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7 Tips to Creating an All-Star Event

Waxing UnLyrical

At Cision, we’ve been hosting a Behind the Story panel series. Guest Post by Susan Rubin (Editorial disclosure: Susan works for Cision, a current client of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. ). Events can be a great way to build relationships and nurture leads. Whether it’s a 10-person meet-up or a 300-person conference, make sure you check off these items to get the best return on your investment. What’s your Goal?

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Libya’s Media and Marketing Industries Inching Forward

Waxing UnLyrical

The Tripoli trade fair grounds are hosting an event practically every week, offering businesses from telecoms to fashion, and garden furniture to construction, the opportunity to show off their wares to industry and consumers alike. I’ve discovered that talking to people who have lived through and fought in a war can be a very awkward experience. I simply have no idea how to react to people I work with every day while I’m in Libya as they tell me about the things they’ve seen and done.

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As TED 2013 Takes Place, Here Are 10 TED Talks To Help You Re-imagine Your Business

Twist Image

Thousands of very lucky individuals are seated in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center as you are reading this and they're having their minds blown by business leaders, scientists, innovators, agitators, inventors, designers and artists at TED 2013. Julie Burstein started to define and uncover what creativity is and how it affects our culture through the creation of Public Radio International 's Studio 360 radio program (which was hosted by novelist Kurt Anderson ). ted 2013.

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Public Relations: The Two Sides of Information Access

Waxing UnLyrical

” With that responsibility comes a host of expectations. Boston and the world recently got an unfortunate and disturbing lesson on and reminder of the power…and the perils…of information access. The power lay in the ability of friends, family, loved ones and casual acquaintances from every corner of the earth to connect, comfort, and console each other each time new information was communicated about the unfolding events.

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Extend the Life of Your Event with Post-Event Planning

Waxing UnLyrical

Hosting an event is just the beginning of its life-cycle. Tip: If you’re hosting a speaker, film their session and edit it down to quick, digestible takeaways post-event. If you’re hosting a meet-up, ask attendees to answer questions on-camera, and edit the montage together for distribution. Guest Bloggers: If you hosted a speaker at your event or built a relationship with someone in the industry, offer to guest post on their site, and invite them to yours.

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2012 in Recap: The Year of Visual Social Media

Mindjumpers

One of the best examples is the pencil brand Sharpie, who has managed to build a strong community of more than 47,000 followers – not through campaigning or showcasing the product, but by hosting user-generated art created with the product; a perfect way to highlight fans meanwhile showing the capabilities of the product and the brand’s identity.

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How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool

Waxing UnLyrical

As you’ll see in the full case study ( click for PDF ), ArtsWave rebranded the organization from top to bottom as a result of their work with Topos, with a re-defined mission statement, giving priorities, and host of engagement activities that touch each community within Cincinnati.

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When Did Becoming A Hero Become So Easy?

Jason Yormark

I got pulled into the recent TNT show hosted by The Rock of course called The Hero. It’s inevitable that over time, how we define certain things evolve. With so many people in this world, different viewpoints, and a growing number of channels with which to share them, it’s expected. But dammit…when did becoming a hero become so easy? It was your standard reality show fare, less “reality” and more artificially created drama. But still somewhat entertaining for what it was.

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Monday Roundup: Content Counts

Waxing UnLyrical

Why: A great free PR Resource Kit by Cision (full disclosure: client, this year I’m organizing and hosting several media panels for them), that provides resources to improve your content as well as a Q&A with media pros in NYC. Happy Monday! Did you enjoy the long weekend? Let me back up… if you took a long weekend, did you enjoy it? Image: Sean MacEntee via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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Taking Your Blog Post Series on the Road

Waxing UnLyrical

You can extend the list at any time, so you don’t need to worry about getting agreement from different blogs to host all of your content before you begin. Guest post by Nick Kellet . Innovation often comes from combining or subtracting or inverting existing ideas or processes. This process is well articulated in Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko. Image Credit: Nicholas_T via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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How to import Posterous to self-hosted WordPress

The Way of the Web

With the news that Posterous will be closing on April 30, 2013 , many people are now looking to export their content and start to publish on a different platform. We tend to always recommend self-hosting if your site is important to you and your business, partly because third-party services can close or change, and partly because it gives you a lot more control over backups. Setting up self-hosted WordPress: To set up your site, you need 2 things.

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A Mobile Marketing Strategy That Helps First, Sells Second

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Jay is the founder of [link] and host of the Social Pros podcast. This is a guest post by Jay Baer. Brands have rushed to provide value (optimally) or promotions (typically) on every new communication platform, all of which are increasingly accessed through mobile devices, making customers’ relationships with brands solely a collection of micro-experiences. This is the “appification” of brand value. For decades, the key question has been “how valuable is the brand?”

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Rewired PR: Neuroplasticity and Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Still around, but nowadays, more often than not, those newsrooms are hosted on our own sites, perhaps even as blogs. Do you know what “neuroplasticity” is? It’s essentially the brain’s ability to “rewire” itself by forming new neural connections when it needs to.

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On 9/11, 3/11 and Non-Traditional Communication In The Wake of Disaster

Waxing UnLyrical

26, the government of Japan’s Iwate Prefecture hosted a special “gratitude reception” at the Japan Society in Manhattan. When disaster strikes, how does the soul communicate? A couple of weeks ago, I attended one of the most interesting and poignant events in recent memory. That too, it was a client event. So when you get paid to be at a confluence of space and time that is quite extraordinary, you have to look up at the skies and say, “Thank you.”.

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17 (mostly failed) Brand Tweets From The Oscars

Convince & Convert

— New York Life (@NewYorkLife) February 25, 2013. — New York Life (@NewYorkLife) February 25, 2013. — Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS) February 25, 2013. — Brett Michaels (@brett_bok) February 25, 2013. — Oscar Mayer (@oscarmayer) February 25, 2013. — Special K (@SpecialKUS) February 25, 2013. — Stella Artois (@StellaArtois) February 25, 2013. — Stella Artois (@StellaArtois) February 24, 2013.

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Social Media Marketing Tips: Using Social Data For Customer Insights

Firebelly

Analysts, integrators, and a host of other jobs are emerging (with no clear understanding of who will staff these positions). During a recent webinar by industry analyst Susan Etlinger on using social data to gain a competitive advantage, I started thinking about the role customer insights play. Drawing upon Susan’s work, my thoughts offer an extension on what we’re doing at Firebelly to solve these social data challenges.

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The Social Media News We’re Linking About

Firebelly

Most of Snapchat’s infrastructure is hosted on Google’s cloud computing service, App Engine. It’s only hump day and already this week has brought some big news from some of our favorite social media platforms. Twitter now lets you receive direct messages from any follower.

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Track My Moustache Cause It’s Movember

Firebelly

Click on edit and point the host to the address you got from Bitly. In the spirit of Movember, I will be writing a series of posts dedicated to facts, awareness and tech tips to help you get the most out of your furry contribution to a great cause. Please visit [link] to see how you can get involved and raise money for Prostate Cancer awareness. Moustache Background. It’s tough to grow a great mustache. Many men over the course of history have tried with no avail.

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11 Big Myths About Social Media and Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

2013 data from the Pew Internet project finds 72% of American adults who are online use social networking sites. Jay is the founder of [link] and host of the Social Pros podcast. Much of what we’ve come to believe about social media and content marketing is wrong. They are myths. Time to crush them. I crushed them originally a few weeks ago on a webinar for the Content Marketing Institute : Myth 1: My customers are not social.