The Microsoft Surface's Beauty is Only "Surface Deep"

Stay N' Alive

As a long-time Microsoft fan (my first computers were all PCs), and with all my excitement about Windows 8, I was very excited about the Microsoft Surface. It is by far Microsoft's most beautiful device and operating system to date. When I need a photo for a blog post?

Facebook Updates Calls to Action on Pages, Recommendations, Local Events

SocialTimes Facebook

Product manager Krishna Kalpathy added in a developer blog post that those services include Booker, BookingBug, Front Desk, Microsoft Bookings, Pingup, Schedulicity , Setster and Simplybook.me.). Kalpathy added in the developer blog post that this can be done via Porch or TalkLocal.).

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Facebook’s Atlas to Wind Down Ad-Serving Business, Focus on Measurement

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced Friday that its Atlas advertising platform will phase out its ad-serving activities to focus on measurement. The social network acquired the ad-serving business that was then known as Atlas Solutions from Microsoft in February 2013. Facebook then introduced a completely revamped Atlas , focused on “people-based marketing,” at Advertising Week in September 2014.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S. The 10-year Microsoft veteran is also a graduate of Harvard Business School. Liz also writes the Lead With Intuition blog.

How to Write a Blog Post Your Audience Can’t Resist Sharing

Sprout Social

One of the best places to create content to share is your blog. Not every blog post will resonate on social media. Here’s how to write a blog post your audience can’t resist sharing: Find Out What Your Audience Wants to Read. The next step is to write the blog post.

Where The Boys (And Girls) Are

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It takes a couple of years as a Blogger to come to the realization that you will, eventually, write a Blog post that completely contradicts what you may have blogged about earlier on in your process. Some might see that as a complete corruption of being credible, I would argue that a lot of what happens in Blogging becomes a learning experience. yesterday (see: Fear And Loathing In Advertising ). blog comment. blogging. microsoft.

Your Media Is Controlled By A Handful Of Companies (Yes, Even The Internet)

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The primary way that media channels are not only funded but benchmarked for success is the media and advertising that it attracts. Digital Marketing professional and venture capitalist, Darren Herman , ran some quick numbers and here's what he uncovered: " the digital media ad spend (search, display, mobile, etc) is controlled by Google , Yahoo , AOL , Facebook , and Microsoft. " You can read his full Blog post here: 64% of Digital Ad Spend Controlled by 5 Companies.

Digital, Social, Brands in 60 Seconds [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

I’m amazed by just how many blogs and domains hit the website every minute. If you search inside of Facebook it automatically populates with web results powered by Microsoft’s Bing.

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Me & Microsoft: Round 2

Jason Yormark

While I was certainly impacted from a financial perspective along with the worry of what’s next, I actually felt more disappointed that they were letting someone go that had done quite well up to that point and had been a huge advocate for many things Microsoft. Nice blog format BTW.

Me & Microsoft: Round 2

Jason Yormark

While I was certainly impacted from a financial perspective along with the worry of what’s next, I actually felt more disappointed that they were letting someone go that had done quite well up to that point and had been a huge advocate for many things Microsoft. Nice blog format BTW.

Does a Social Score Make a CMO?

Geoff Livingston

A recent infographic published on a Forbes blog ranks the top 20 Fortune 100 CMOs based on social scoring. One would hope Forbes would insist authors provide information sources and research criteria, even when it’s published under the guise of a blog.

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Copying Apple

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While I am an Apple consumer (and a fairly recent one), I'm hopeful that you won't misconstrued this blog post as someone who is a biased and loyal customer trying to defend a brand (Apple Fanboi!). This isn't just the advertising that we see in market, but the overall experience it delivers. The Microsoft store. I have no issue or bone to pick with Microsoft. Kudos for Microsoft. microsoft. microsoft store. Tags: advertising.

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Is LinkedIn a Sign of What’s to Come for Social Media Networks? | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Microsoft and LinkedIn made big headlines this week, while social networks continue to expand their advertising features. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn – A Sign of Things to Come? By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Microsoft bought LinkedIn for a whopping 26 billion dollars.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

So without further ado, here are the fearless females in blogging, organized alphabetically by first name (as a few in the list go by pen name or don’t publicize their last name). Her blog, Web Content Curator , covers blogging, book reviews, social media, and more.

“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

gapingvoid.com

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. With a blog you have to think.

Automated Creativity Is Inevitable (And A Good Idea) - Strategy Magazine Column

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Still, great content and advertising won't ever become the job of artificial intelligence. Does anyone in your business use or have access to Amazon AWS APIs , Google Cloud ML APIs , IBM Watson Bluemix APIs and Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs ? advertising agency. advertising week. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. microsoft. microsoft cloud. microsoft cognitive services. mirum agency blog.

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Major Social Media Acquisitions: 3 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Buddy Media enables its clients to listen, engage, gain insight, publish, advertise and measure social marketing programs. Billion Yammer Buy, Microsoft’s Social Enterprise Strategy Takes Shape. Big companies have been acquiring social media startups a lot lately.

What Humans Want Vs. The Chatbot Struggle

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With that, we have the challenge of companies like Facebook and Microsoft and many others (including agencies like ours ) talking up the value, merits and opportunities of chatbots. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. microsoft. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Tags: advertising agency. Do you think that chatbots are the future?

8 Reasons Why Students Should Blog

ProBlogger

This is a guest blog post by Michael White of Musings of a PR Student. Competition is rife and the top advertised jobs receive hundreds of applications. I began blogging in 2005 (my promoted blog was founded in 2009) and have never looked back. As I reached maturity it became clear that blogging was no longer for the weird recluse yearning for a better life; instead, it’s a practical application for furthering a career. 1.Your blog is your portfolio.

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How to Calculate the Value of Your Blog

ProBlogger

For most businesses, blogs are marketing tools. And while most take the time to measure their ROI from other marketing avenues, I’m surprised by how many don’t truly understand how their blog is (or is not) benefiting their bottom line. This is your blog’s “cost per visit”.

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Connect The Dots Marketing

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Technology such as Google Assistant for Home , Amazon Alexa for Echo , chatbots and software development kits from Microsoft , Soundhound and others will make this possible. advertising agency. advertising spend. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. microsoft. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Are we seeing the bigger picture? There are three disruptive technologies that are emerging. Candidly, there are many more.

The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth

Advertising used to be so polite. Cup from Microsoft. Microsoft. Brand Hate The Other Guy – Microsoft vs Google. Good old Microsoft – that bastion of brand love and customer happiness ratings [sarcasm]- vs Google. Microsoft doesn’t.

Can You Trust Your Blog to the Cloud – The Pros and Cons

Kikolani

Microsoft, Apple, Rackspace, Starbucks, McDonalds, IBM and even Amazon offer it. As bloggers, writers, authors, artists, photographers (and more) our terms of reference and professional focus is not on the tech-side of the blogging equation. What is Your Blog About? Blogging

Why You Should NOT Start a Travel Blog

ProBlogger

From the moment we made the decision to sell everything we own and travel the world indefinitely, we wanted to have our own travel blog. I’m questioning whether we should have started a blog at all. They want to be ‘location independent’, the great buzz phrase of blogging superstars!

This Week in Social Media – 5/22/2013

Social Media Marketing

Industry News Google is demanding that Microsoft remove the YouTube app from Windows phones , as it allows users to view the videos without ads and to download videos directly, both violations of the terms of service. Painful, but relevant is the Truth About Advertising in 2013.

37 of My Favourite Blogs, Books and Products

Viper Chill

I’m surprised it has taken me over a year to put together a post like this, since I love reading them on other blogs. Everything here is a genuine recommendation, meaning that I actually read all of the blogs, have read all of the books, and use all of the products. 18 Blogs.

Top 7 Online Tools to Automate Your Content Marketing

Kikolani

Users prioritize their own benefit before anything else, and content marketing is a far more effective way to prove that benefit to them than traditional advertising. Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas: 25 Content Marketing Resources. Blog Marketing Blogging automation

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This Week in Social Media – 4/3/2013

Social Media Marketing

Trends in consumer marketing are showing that consumers want less advertising and more interaction. Facebook Exchange (FBX) is an advertising service that allows brands to serve targeted ads based on interactions on Facebook. A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #131

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At The Next Web , Microsoft demonstrated the results of research to stitch together several pieces of technology that are all now reaching maturity. Marketing is not just advertising and, because of the nature of digital, great ideas can come from coders too. microsoft.

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Bad Vibrations From Internet Of Things, Voice As The Next Navigation And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Think of Apple 's Siri , Microsoft 's Cortana and the massive growth that we're seeing with Amazon 's Alexa platform. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. microsoft. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Tags: advertising agency. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base).

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #55

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Richard Wiseman Blog. And charged with turning around the floundering Nokia is Stephen Elop - a Canadian and former Microsoft exec. "I wrote a Blog post called, The Truth About Display Advertising (And Why Consumers Hate It) , that I posted yesterday. I'm not sure how this data was captured, but if it's true, we have another indictment on advertising industry." display advertising. microsoft. Tags: advertising.

Who “Owns” the Internet?

Unspoken

The other power players on this list include Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo!, Google also has a lock on the mobile advertising sector. Blog Internet Alibaba Baidu Barrel roll facebook Google Microsoft Searching World Wide Web

Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn

Adam Cohen

(Cross posted on the Fleishman-Hillard DNA blog ). Several weeks ago, LinkedIn launched the LinkedIn Follow Button allowing followers to follow a company page on LinkedIn directly from owned assets like web pages and blogs.

Still here – 6 years of blogging and 4 years of data…

The Way of the Web

Although I started publicly blogging at TheWayoftheWeb on a blogspot account back in 2006, it was only in 2008 that I switched to WordPress and installed my current Google Analytics account, so May 1 is kind of an anniversary. Either way I’ve constantly veered between writing about marketing and journalism, with the occasional posts about blogging and more personal topics. Blogging dying? Has Microsoft made a major marketing mistake?

We Are Going To Shove Augmented And Virtual Reality Down Your Collective Throats

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Microsoft has HoloLens. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. microsoft. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Tags: advertising agency. It's happening. It's going to happen. Brands, be prepared. It's a binary world when it comes to those who believe in augmented and virtual reality. Many business professionals believe that this is all hype. Many business professionals believe that it will change everything.

We Are Going To Shove Augmented And Virtual Reality Down Your Collective Throats

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Microsoft has HoloLens. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. microsoft. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Tags: advertising agency. It's happening. It's going to happen. Brands, be prepared. It's a binary world when it comes to those who believe in augmented and virtual reality. Many business professionals believe that this is all hype. Many business professionals believe that it will change everything.

Proven Writing Tips to Infuse Your Blog With Stickiness

Writtent Blog

According to Microsoft research , that’s all the time you have to impress visitors to your web pages. Olsen points out, there’s certainly no time to impress anyone with the main body content of your blog articles. million blogs, which revealed a pretty shocking truth. 10 seconds.

B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too

Convince & Convert

Last year, Microsoft ramped up its content with Microsoft Stories , a site offering a journalistic look at the employees and products that make up the tech company. Image via Microsoft Stories.

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The 10 Best Social Media SlideShares of 2016 to Get You Ready for 2017

Buffer Social

My favorite slide: A key takeaway for marketers: If you want to spread an online video — or even a blog post or an idea— write the news headline first. Karen’s first viral video took off because the idea “Microsoft employee quits with a song” makes a great headline.

21 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Tools and Rants of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

So what are the best tactics for marketing and advertising on Facebook? 25 Timeline Ready Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page by Social @ Blogging Tracker. That’s because your paid advertising on Facebook and the content you publish on Facebook are now one and the same, from a messaging standpoint. percent (1 person per 2,000 readers) engage by joining the conversation with a comment on your blog or Facebook page.”