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How Do You Like Them (Infographic) Apples?

Waxing UnLyrical

What isn’t reflected in those numbers is that I am part of the Triberr community, which allows bloggers to cross-promote each others’ posts on Twitter. What it says is: what’s true for my apples isn’t true for Erin’s oranges. How do you like those apples?

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More Proof Apple Moving to.Apple TLD Soon?

Bill Hartzer

Is Apple going to finally move to their new TLD (Top Level Domain).Apple Apple soon? Apple recently registered 10 new domain names that all end in their brand name, Apple. – Register.Apple would be a site where you can register your Apple product.

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5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following and Build Community

Convince & Convert

What’s the secret to building a thriving community on Instagram? And today, I’m going to show you some of my favorite strategies for creating an engaged and growing community on Instagram using some advanced tricks of the trade.

How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action

Spin Sucks

Here I lay out five significant steps #PRStack took that blog post rant into a positive community of action that is helping to change the modern workflow for the public relations industry. Define Your Community. So, you’re thinking about forming a community. By Scott Guthrie.

Turning Passive Audiences into Brand Evangelists

Spin Sucks

Ninety-two percent of people trust word-of-mouth recommendations above traditional forms of advertising. The good news is your brand evangelists cost much less than your latest ad campaign. If you want to convert your passive audience into walking endorsements, Emily Joseph has four tips for success.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. socialmedia longtailseo communities

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

3 Secrets To Having A Two-Way Conversation With Your Brand’s Customers Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Branding Communities eCommerce Interactive Marketing Mobile Optimization. Branding Communities eCommerce Interactive Marketing Mobile Optimization Age of the Customer Apple CMO CMOs Customer Experience Forrester Google Mobile Commerce

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class.

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To Taylor Swift, Love Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

Taylor Swift is magical when it comes to communications, building a community, and creating extraordinarily loyal fans. Since then, she’s continued her quest to keep a highly engaged, loyal community of teenagers and adults, alike (oh don’t pretend you don’t like her!).

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager?

Apple Gets More Serious About Using Twitter, but Why it Doesn't Matter

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

First, I’m going to say kudos to Apple for trying involve themselves in the world of social media. Let’s envision this scenario: a user has a support issue about an Apple product. Apple has no such protocol in place, and at this point, there is no engagement.

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Taking the Next Step: Going From a Grassroots Enterprise 2.0 Community to an Official One

Social Media Strategery

As your grassroots community takes the next step to becoming an official one, what challenges will you face? Official communities that began with large budgets are struggling to maintain their success with diminished resources.

The difference between an audience and a community in new media

Akamai Marketing

Two of those words are “audience&# and “community.&# The maestro directs, he coaxes, he makes the orchestra the best it can be, that’s what a good community manager’s job as well. Why should you care if you have community vs. audiences?

The Future of Media in a Digital World

Spin Sucks

For example, we’re seeing big shifts in the way that publishers distribute their content on digital platforms—such as the recent launch of the Apple News app , and the Washington Post becoming the first partner to publish 100 percent of its content on Facebook’s “Instant Articles” platform.

Social Media ROI and CEOs – Affecting the $$$ Bottom Line

Laurel Papworth

Tell your CEO to get a basic understanding of ROI in online community discussions and activities or pay the price. Add this case study to the other one about Apple losing 4.6 Apple’s stock promptly tanked on massive selling, going from $107.89

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Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas

Spin Sucks

by gamejames Apple prefers introducing it is goods without selected. Blog Social Media build social media followers community building grow blog grow content readers increase blog subscribers increase blog trafficBy Gini Dietrich.

It's A Small (And Strange) World After All, Brands

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A place where anyone - in text, images, audio and video - can create content, applications and communities about anything and everything. yes, an apple that tastes like a grape). Steve Jobs from Apple once famously said: "people don''t know what they want until you show it to them." apple. brand community. community. online community. How much control does a company really have over their brand?

Do Shopping Centers Have A Future?

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while retail has continued to evolve their physical experiences in an attempt to make them more engaging to the consumer (think Apple LEGO , Lululemon , etc.). Apple has the Genius Bar and Lululemon gives yoga classes. A gathering place for our community that transcends the former single-function of buying stuff.And this is just the beginning. They are places for us - as individuals - to be a community. apple. community.

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

You may immediately compare this to Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, Google Now and Amazon Echo, but what sets bots on Messenger apart is the fact that businesses can develop them, which in turn gives them another way to develop customer service.

If You Want a Culture of Collaboration, You Need to Accept the LOLCats Too

Social Media Strategery

Before wikis were used by the Intelligence Community to develop reports on IEDs , people were creating user badges to show off their favorite NFL teams. Accept and embrace this fact now and your communities have a much better chance at succeeding.

mizz information: List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers

www.mizzinformation.com

skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Monday, February 1, 2010 List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers Every time I see Jeremiah Owyangs list of corporate social media strategists and community managers I wonder when hell do a similar list for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees--or nonprofits, for that matter.

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Crisis Management: Six Keys to a Great Apology

Spin Sucks

The apology not only fell flat, it actually enraged many in the Netflix community who viewed it as an attempt by the company to justify their upcoming changes. Communication Crisis Reputation Management apology Apple CC Chapman Google netflix ragu RaguDads RIM Social Media Twitter

What Makes Social Content Great?

Mindjumpers

I recently came across an article on Digiday discussing how 5 dumb brand posts on Facebook received huge community engagement despite the fact that the updates were… well, dumb. Obviously, this is a Snapple-humoristic spin off of the old kiss-up of bringing the teacher an apple.

Community Managers, Be Wary Of The Phrase “Super Bowl”

Firebelly

The Super Bowl is as American as apple pie. However for community managers, using the words “Super Bowl” to push out brand messages is a big no-no. And despite its ties to being an integral part of American culture, it is still an event heavily trademarked by the NFL.

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth

Community management is moving people through from Visitor to Lead to Customer to Engaged Customer through a series of Call to Actions. Without this, there is no re-engagement back to the community. Is a competition relevant to a health community?

“Growth Hacking” – Ignore the Hype

Waxing UnLyrical

There is a dangerous idea being shared in marketing, community management, and start-up circles in San Francisco – “Growth Hacking.”. Believing that “growth hacking” is the way to build your user base, community, or marketing program is a very dangerous idea.

SEO vs SMO and how to TURN OFF Google Social Media Optimization

Laurel Papworth

e.g. apple &pws=0. q=apple&pws=0. FIRST SEARCH Search Term: online communities (SMO – my friends’ sharing history). Search Term online communities &pws=0 (straight SEO search, no SMO).

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The Value Of Focus

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I don't care if it's loosing weight, doing community service, getting a promotion, Blogging more often or starting that business that you have been dreaming about. In the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson , there is a section about the time that Apple started making serious money. Steve Jobs laments about some of his peers at Apple for becoming virtually unrecognizable to him. Tags: apple. "When do you have time for all of the things that you do?"

It’s Time to Stop Focusing on New Technologies

Unspoken

When Apple introduces a product, thousands line up outside stores at midnight to be the first to get their hands on the latest toy. What I mean is that we should stop focusing on the tools, and focus instead on what the internet and social media universe were meant to accomplish – building relationships and harnessing communities. I strongly believe that you can have the best technology, but if you have no relationship and no community, you will never be successful.

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It’s Time to Stop Focusing on New Technologies

Unspoken

When Apple introduces a product, thousands line up outside stores at midnight to be the first to get their hands on the latest toy. What I mean is that we should stop focusing on the tools, and focus instead on what the internet and social media universe were meant to accomplish – building relationships and harnessing communities. I strongly believe that you can have the best technology, but if you have no relationship and no community, you will never be successful.

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The Secret Life Of Social Media

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The private online social network continues to grow, as brands like McDonald''s , Taco Bell , Acura and others have been jumping on board to figure out if Snapchat''s community of 30 million-plus users (and growing) cares to get this type of micro-disposable content from brands. apple. Shhhh, don''t tell anybody anything (even though I just posted this secret online for anyone to see).

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

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Pushing the brand further, TED is now a global community of people with the same interests as the foundation's tagline: "ideas worth spreading." Steve Jobs at Apple may have been one of a few who did understand the merits of being so insanely occupied with strong design. Think about the power of gamification in some of the world's biggest brands - from Twitter and Facebook to Google and Apple. global community. Tags: apple. It's happening right now.

Is Google+ the Next Big Social Media Site for Business?

The Social Media Incubator

Shorter term, Microsoft (Office, Windows), Apple ( App store ), companies like YouSendIt , and cloud back-up/storage companies like Carbonite , DropBox , etc. expect Google+ use to explode, just like hosted gmail premium has exploded in the business community already. Google+ is getting a lot of attention right now due to the “rivalry&# between Google and Facebook, which is heavily partnered with Microsoft.

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How to Choose the Right Social Channels to Reach Your Customers

Convince & Convert

We intentionally did not add Coke (classic) or Pepsi, as Coca-Cola does not separate its massive corporate presence on social networks from its Coke product presence, so we would not be comparing apples to apples (or in this case bubbles to bubbles).

The Internet Could Be Closed For Business

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People were publishing online journals and creating communities around very obscure areas of interest. " It would be well-worth arguing that the newer channels (look to Facebook, Google or Apple for more clues) make the Internet portals of yesteryear seems like open source, when you start scratching beneath the surface to realize just how closed these environments truly are. For years, Apple has been mastering a "cradle to the grave" business strategy. apple.

Expect Big Changes At Facebook

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What about Apple ? When you have over 800 million users (and closely approaching one billion users), any move (big or small) will ruffle feathers and create backlash within the user community. apple. apple television. user community. Most companies change dramatically after their initial public offering. There is a reason that Facebook is going public.

The Inferior Brand

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Not everyone works for Apple. We live in a globally connected community, there is no doubt about it. apple. connected community. Not everyone has a brand like Google. In fact, the vast majority of us probably don''t work for the superstar brand in our industry.

Loving Your Boss

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This isn''t Apple. Most businesses are a part of local community. community. apple community disney facebook google job localbusiness management minimumwage miserablebosses obituary professionaldevelopment salary vocation work Tags: apple. Everyone hates their boss. or do they? This isn''t Facebook. This isn''t Google. This isn''t Disney. Think about the vast majority of the jobs that everyone has. It''s not glamorous work. It''s hard work. Long hours.

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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? Go to Social Media Business page on Apple iTunes website then click View in iTunes to launch the iTunes app.