HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

Badges are among the most visible elements of gamification, the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to engage media audiences. However, social media badges are often maligned as boring or weak. This has been exacerbated by the decline of Foursquare ’s badging system.

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Conference Season: Learning for More than Members


Spring conference season is upon us. Soon there will be days filled with registration badges, session evaluations, food and beverage orders and – most important for anyone working in a member driven organization – spending time chatting face to face with members and industry experts.

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Lanyrd: Social Media Conferences & More

Jason Yormark

A few weeks ago I stumbled across another gem, Lanyrd and it’s officially my go to site for all things conferences. Lanyrd uses your Twitter account to effectively crowdsource conference information and it’s working. In addition to simply listing conference details, you can get information on speakers, sessions & content. It seems like almost every day more and more cool sites are popping up taking advantage of the social web.

The Reality Behind the Check-In Hype [infographic]


The infographic was compiled by Beyond in collaboration with the Social-Loco Conference that was held in San Francisco May 5 th , 2011. The theme of the conference was on the future of location based services. However various badges would only motivate 1% of mass consumers to use it.

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Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity SMM

During the event, the company can use public relations tactics to meet with industry journalists and other influencers attending the show or conference.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching a Branded Hashtag

Sprout Social

In 2007, anyone on Twitter could type in #SWSX and see what events at the Austin based conference were trending. Then, we make sure that the hashtag we is consistent on all marketing materials, including attendee badges.

5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn


Enjoy cocktails, good conversation and plenty of networking opportunities with others in the field at Lean Kanban Conference that will be held in Paris this October. Where and When: Enjoy the conference in the exciting city of Las Vegas from September 30 – October 4, 2013.

Returning to the Gravity Summit

Ari Herzog

P.S. To conference producers reading this sentence, I’m more than willing to write pre- and post-writeups about your social media marketing event if you have the goodness in your heart to provide media bloggers like me access.

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How to Get Verified on Twitter (If I can do it, you can too!)

Buffer Social

You can apply to be Twitter verified and receive a blue checkmark badge next to your name. It does provide a bit of an ego boost and celebrity moment to see the blue badge, but here’s the real kicker: There are significant business/brand advantages to being Twitter verified.

Evernote – Change the Way You Take Notes

Janet Fouts

Even more interesting, include their name badge in the snapshot, even a handwritten name tag, and Evernote will recognize the handwriting and enter it as searchable text ! This is going to make blogging after conferences a breeze. Productivity software? Tried it.

Have You Been Social Selling All Along?

Convince & Convert

Chances are, you’ve read a blog post, joined a webinar or attended a conference that celebrated the “social selling” revolution. Consider how you select which trade shows to attend before buying a badge.

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

Laurel Papworth

If you would like to have a course run inhouse for your organisation or conference, please email: laurel [at] If you would like to have a course run inhouse for your organisation or conference, please email: laurel [at]

The 12 Startups I’ve Invested In and Why

Convince & Convert

I was having dinner with a friend at the National Speakers Association conference a few days ago. Great for a conference call, small meeting, a quick “breather” when you’re traveling, actors working on their lines, etc.

Become a Digital Marketing Certified Associate (DMCA) with Simplilearn


But there are a lot of them that are simply out there to collect your money and give you a badge, which may or may not mean much to the world at large. The Ultimate Guide to 160+ Business and Digital Marketing Conferences in 2016.

Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

conference. conferences. HERE STARTS THE BADGES SECTION. When adding new badges, make sure to wrap them in tags. Covering social media business strategy and personal power. About. Speaking. Rockstars. Subscribe. Newsletters. Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You. May 19, 2008. LinkedIn is a professional network built around one’s employment capabilities.

The Devolving Civility Situation

Geoff Livingston

Like many people, I’ve met Guy Kawasaki at a conference. Here’s a man they worshipped for years; seeking his attention, putting Alltop badges on their blogs, clamoring for pictures with him at conferences, and generally treating him like social media royalty.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

Making a leader board, developing badges, or another effort to reward participation with recognition in the community will be an important component of a world-class community.

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable! Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started!

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Of course, then, today is my birthday, but it’s a big one. Today, I turn 30. I started this “best posts&# idea five years ago and it’s grown huge.

Mobile Necessary Now for Brand Relevancy

Geoff Livingston

It’s no secret that location based services have seen growth slow , in large part because the gaming and badging features have a limited entertainment experience. Pre-order Geoff Livingston’s Welcome to the Fifth Estate today!

Is Your e-Course Just an Online Bookstore?


Sometimes, by using awards along the way like badges, certifications, and points. The Ultimate Guide to 160+ Business and Digital Marketing Conferences in 2016. This post examines the low completion rates for students taking an e-course.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

It is even better than the Search Engine Strategies conference one on Social Media Marketing. conference. conferences. HERE STARTS THE BADGES SECTION. When adding new badges, make sure to wrap them in tags. Covering social media business strategy and personal power. About. Speaking. Rockstars. Subscribe. Newsletters. 100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media. June 16, 2008. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake.

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

Airline staff greet me by name and not just because I’ve left my conference name tag on my jacket. They win badges and special offers for participating. I travel. A lot. So when I’m in a new city and looking for a place to eat, I amble down the street to see what I can find.

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing


This includes premium themes like StudioPress , plugins like Scribe SEO , eBooks like Build a Better Blog in 31 Days , conferences like BlogWorld , and courses like the Video Traffic Academy. As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve.

Here are 10 Utah Entrepreneurs You Need to Know

Stay N' Alive

Joel has also been a strong leader in a huge new volunteer effort within the IT talent of the Church at , resulting in a yearly conference of hundreds of volunteers that collaborate to work on the Church's IT projects. iActionable provides Foursquare-like reward badges and other items that you can integrate into your own platforms to engage and entice users to stick around.

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Five tips for SXSW Virgins

Jeff Esposito

In a little over a week thousands of techies, hipsters and marketing folks will arrive in Austin, Texas for the interactive marketing portion of the 26th Annual South by Southwest Conference for five days of sessions, keynotes, events, networking opportunities and parties.

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The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

” News sites like this – besides doing things like conferences and sponsored posts – have to largely rely on advertising to generate revenue. This is an important blog post, because it makes a prediction.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Marty’s an international speaker at Search Engine Strategies (SES), Search Marketing Expo, SEMpdx and PubCon conferences. He co-founded two Silicon Valley search engine marketing agencies and is a frequent speaker at search marketing conferences.

Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime


Let the identity serve as a badge of honour. Combining his wedding with a business conference (he was a romantic at heart) Lansky brought together diverse faces in the crime world, including many who had never worked together before. This is a guest contribution from Steven Gomez.

Yet Another SXSW Post (And, No, I Don't Know If You Should Go Next.

Almost Savvy

I’d guess that this unusual evolution has led to a tech event which is more like a festival than a pure conference. This is not like any other conference you’ve attended. This applies to conferences, travel, everyday running around town.

mizz information: List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers

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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Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers


Adria is a organic technology consultant, business developer, technology trainer, and empowerment / tech conference addict. Deborah is the conference director for Blog World Expo, as well as a professional blogger and social media enthusiast.

7 Tips for Effective Marketing with Twitter


Another great option is the ability to add buttons, badges and widgets to sections of your other sites (articles, pages, etc.) I was speaking at a big conference recently, and a man came over to me and introduced himself, because we were tweeting and he recognized my face.

I’m Going to Blog World Expo LA [PLUS: Who #BWELA is Good For]


This is the 1 conference that I’m willing to commute for 15 hours (each way) to get to every year. It often happens in the exhibition hall or even while you’re lining up to get your badge. In just over a month Blog World Expo will be happening in Los Angeles from 3-5 November – and I will be there – speaking at one of the Track Keynotes (topic TBA).

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Meta! Here’s how Storify looks telling the story of Storify

Here’s how Storify looks telling the story of Storify At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this week, one of the new tools to emerge — besides, that is, Lark , the new app that wakes you “silently, without a jarring alarm&# — was Storify.

The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach

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The Creative Plateau and Content Curation

We’re also sponsoring the forthcoming LikeMinds Conference , which will be taking place on the 28th and 29th of October 2010.

Open Community Virtual Book Tour Schedule


Get this badge. 11/03/10 – Velvet Chainsaw’s Mid-Course Corrections | Jeff Hurt — Open Community, Conferences And Learning. Here’s the schedule for our Open Community Virtual Book Tour for next week. Don’t have the book yet? Buy it now.

Hawaii Musicians & Film Makers: SXSW Wants You!

Bare Feet Studios

SXSW is the leading annual conference in Austin, TX for music, film, and internet interactive. What a wonderful conference!