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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5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn


In the past I have been to a lot of technology events. As you can imagine, technology events vary in their substance and style. But sometimes what you want is a truly luxurious event. Tech Mentor Events. Badge prices vary on level chosen.

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Snapchat’s New Plans for Bitmoji and Twitter Verification Opens Up to All Users | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

The blue “verified” badge once reserved mainly for “accounts of public interest”, is now open to everyone. Parents typically use Facebook to stay informed about current events and Instagram to keep up with celebrity news and fashion.

Returning to the Gravity Summit

Ari Herzog

You can be sure I will share followup thoughts about the event as I did in 2009. Marketing events

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

Laurel Papworth

Event registration for Facebook Timeline for Business Pages powered by Eventbrite. Understand Partner Badges and learn about case studies and campaigns that have used Foursquare successfully – or otherwise!

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

Sprout Social

Ever since its early implementation, a hashtag has been made popular because of the event or idea it was associated with. In 2007, anyone on Twitter could type in #SWSX and see what events at the Austin based conference were trending. Sponsored Events. Facebook Event.

18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

Sprout Social

New Google Plus Badge Widget. The New Google Plus Badge Widget makes it easy to show off your Google+ page in your sidebar or other areas of your site. Try it:

Foursquare - HBO Tie-Up is Brilliant

Social Media Marketing

Here you can see the rankings of each, as well as the ice cream shops'' badges as they are referred to as "Houses" in Game of Thrones parlance. #GameofCones is coming. And our prediction is that it''s going to be huge.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks


Pages Badge Application. Insights Badge Application. Ads Badge Application. Report an Isssue with Events. Report abuse on events.

Over A Billion Served (In A Day), And Facebook Is Just Getting Started

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Brands that respond well on Facebook are now getting a green badge on their pages, next to their profile picture (like being "verified" by Twitter). In order to get the badge, brand pages must respond to customer questions in less than five minutes, 90 percent of the time, over a seven-day period. Apple has sent out invites for an event on September 9th. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base).

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Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community


Events. Badges. This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have useful tools they’d like you to know about. Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms.

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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. Quality links also come from event sponsorships and industry association websites.

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Bridging the Social, the Human, and the Practical


All’s fair in love and community – While you may not want to show favoritism for some members over others in association publications or events, in social it drives engagement as communities support and encourage leaders and highlighting them is seen as positive reinforcement of engagement.

I Don't Care Where. You. Are. Right. Now. | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

If it is worth it to you to tick off a bunch of your online friends to publicly proclaim that you just earned a GymRat badge on Foursquare and you’re comfortable with the privacy issues of announcing where you are at every given moment, then more power to you.

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Evernote – Change the Way You Take Notes

Janet Fouts

You’re at a networking event and you suck at remembering names. 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 ! Productivity software? Tried it.

Gamification: Much Less Scary Than What’s Under the Bed


When the term “gamification” is used, many envision a highly technical system of levels and badges and that can be done. Gamification, game-thinking and game mechanics will continue to shape software, services and events in the future. Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column.

Social Media Updates: May


Click here below to install a Livestream event on your Facebook Page. Have a verified badge to let know the Page is authentic. All the updates you need to know about for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin to grow your business and keep ahead of the curve! PLUS A HUGE TIP!

Realtime Olympics: 60% of London 2012 Visits Came Via Mobile; Facebook Was 2nd Highest Traffic Source

The Realtime Report

The top of every page featured a drop down menu with live events, and each country page featured a list of athletes competing that day. There were realtime web scoreboards for all 302 events, and realtime results and live torch relay tracking on the mobile apps.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Collectibles buy an account and get special badges like the Pro badge above. Or Foursquare style reward badges – most retweeted, most linked. Online Events team up with LiveStream and ask for a few bucks for an online event such as those NASA video/tweet streams.

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The Savvy Marketer’s Guide to Surviving SXSW

Convince & Convert

SXSW Interactive, the ultimate digital event of the year, kicks off this weekend in Austin, Texas. Sign up for one “SXSW for beginners” event when you get there; it’s pretty helpful to just give you a sense of the activities. . your badge.

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The Psychology of Marketing: 18 Ways to Use Social Proof to Boost Your Results

Buffer Social

Collaborate with experts for a social media event. Similarly, you could invite experts as guests for your social media events, such as Twitter chats or Facebook Live video discussions. Science plays a key role in marketing, especially the science of psychology.

Are You Good At Business? Let Facebook Decide

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Can you feel the mad dash of brand's to get their own little green badge just below their profile picture, giving them a "very responsive" verification? Before you go off hunting for the badge, here is how Facebook defines "very responsive": "brand pages must respond to customer questions in less than five minutes, 90 per cent of the time, over a seven-day period. It's a sentiment that I often hear in boardrooms and hallways at events from brand leaders.

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11 massively doable ways to increase conversions with better forms

Convince & Convert

Simple steps like providing a prominent link to a privacy policy or including third-party credibility boosters like security badges can increase trust and correspondingly, conversions.

How to Run Successful Campaigns on Google+

Convince & Convert

Case Study 1: Canva Quest Teaming up with Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick to do a promotional event is always fun. We capped the event with a Hangout-on-Air with Guy and Peg the next day and featured many of the participants images.

47 Social Media Ideas, Formulas And Shortcuts for Instant Improvement

Rebekah Radice

Add your Facebook badge to your website and/or blog to allow visitors an easy way to connect with your page. Use your cover to tell your story, share your latest product/service or to promote an upcoming event.

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Marketing Fit Interview: Christopher Penn, Vice President of Marketing Technology, SHIFT Communications

Justin Levy

When you’re tanking in a Warcraft raid and you’re down to one healer, you have to get creative with every tool in the box to stay alive and help make the event a success, including unorthodox ways of doing things.

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Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Hope to see you again at an upcoming event! event. events. HERE STARTS THE BADGES SECTION. When adding new badges, make sure to wrap them in tags. Events. More of chrisbrogans events. Covering social media business strategy and personal power. About. Speaking. Rockstars. Subscribe. Newsletters. Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You. May 19, 2008.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s my birthday and I have some great news! In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. And I did.

The Evolution of Digital Marketing

Convince & Convert

And once or twice per month I may send you an email that focuses on a great new ebook, Webinar, or event from a sponsor. Digital marketing education is changing, and we’re changing too. Starting today, we are completely overhauling our email.

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

Within minutes of any event, identical information can be found on thousands of sites around the web. 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!

Using Social Media to Promote Your Event: Step 2

Bare Feet Studios

Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > HowTo > Using Social Media to Promote Your Event: Step 2 Using Social Media to Promote Your Event: Step 2 by Roxanne Darling on August 19, 2008 We are planning a Podcamp Hawaii here. All past and upcoming podcamp events are listed on the official Podcamp Wiki.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

The market research team is typically the best equipped, since they a) know who your competitors really are, and b) likely keeps tabs on them already for other campaigns, pricing, promotions and events.

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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Measuring Social Media ROI & Goal Conversions with Google Analytics 5

Event This goal type is achieved when someone clicks on a link or button to do things such as download a whitepaper PDF file, play a video, or leave the site to purchase an item elsewhere. Add onClick=&# _gaq.push([_trackEvent, Category, Action, Label]);&# to your event.

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8 Powerful Features to Help You Use Buffer to the Fullest

Buffer Social

It’s also important to plan ahead for big announcements, product launches, and other events that may have a big impact on your company. Navigate to whatever date you choose — perhaps an upcoming event or a public holiday.

The Devolving Civility Situation

Geoff Livingston

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.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Reputation Management SEO: 6 Advanced Tactics (SEOmoz): This post by Rand Fishkin has a great amount of tips for helping you with reputation management, including managing a handful of strong social profiles, speaking at events, and starting an alternative blog.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Get an account to promote events. If you’re terribly shy, consider finding a “wing man&# for events. event. events. HERE STARTS THE BADGES SECTION. When adding new badges, make sure to wrap them in tags. Events. More of chrisbrogans events. Covering social media business strategy and personal power. About. Speaking. Rockstars. Subscribe. Newsletters.

The Carrot and Stick of Social Media Disclosure

Convince & Convert

URLs, along with our recognizable visual badges for multiple disclosure types across all digital and social media platforms. Did you cringe just a bit when you saw the word disclosure in the title?

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

An Apple event that could normally be covered in one or two blog posts will be turned into five or ten, purely for pageviews. It was taking original content from other sources and rewriting headlines in a way that would give liberals a justification to be indignant about current events.