HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

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How badges help news websites build community, make money | Poynter.

www.poynter.org

Just like the military uses badges to display rank, and scouts use them to honor accomplishments, a news site or mobile app can award digital badges to users who complete tasks or reach certain levels of engagement. Feel free to steal this idea, and award me a badge for it.

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3 Ways Mobile Apps Can Reward Customer Loyalty

The Realtime Report

Point collection is quickly becoming a popular way for mobile apps to encouraging return business, especially with younger generations. Foursquare Mobile Loyalty allows businesses to offer rewards to customers when they “check in” at their location.

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

The Realtime Report

A new compilation of stats from the 2012 Olympic Games reveals that 60% of visits to the official London 2012 Games website and apps came from mobile devices. There were realtime web scoreboards for all 302 events, and realtime results and live torch relay tracking on the mobile apps.

Mobile Necessary Now for Brand Relevancy

Geoff Livingston

If you are not preparing your organization for a mobile web , you will lose competitive positioning. Many brands have dabbled and experimented, but have put off mobile media as they struggled to swallow social media. Brands confided that they had started hiring mobile media managers.

Twitter Adds Featured Stickers Based on AMC’s The Walking Dead

SocialTimes Twitter

Mobile users can add these stickers to their photos by adding photos to tweets and then tapping the smiling face button to access the stickers menu. From there, users can choose from four new stickers in The Walking Dead category, including a motorcycle and a sheriff’s badge. Mobile Twitter amc Android android apps Featured Stickers Google Play Hashtags iOS iOS apps iTunes App Store Photos stickers television the walking dead TV Twitter Stickers Visual Hashtags

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6 Ways Web Check-ins Can Benefit Your Brand

Convince & Convert

Whether it’s big players like Foursquare inking a new loyalty rewards program with Pepsi, or niche developers like Untappd , addressing the beer drinking vertical with a mobile application that let’s you spread the word about the particular brew you are sipping upon, check-ins are on fire. And it’s a lot more than just giving out some badges. Badging for the sake of badging is wasteful and annoying.

Periscope Removes Follower Requirements From VIP Program

SocialTimes Twitter

The Periscope VIP Program gives eligible broadcasters access to a variety of benefits, including badges on their Periscope profiles and “prioritization in people search results.” Twitter Web Video Android android apps Applications apps Average Live Viewers Bronze followers free apps gold Google Play iOS iOS apps iTunes App Store Live Videos Live-streaming Apps Livestreaming mobile apps Periscope Periscope VIP Program Silver Videos

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MingleBird – The Next Big Thing?

Mindjumpers

Tweet All eyes on future development of success stories for application development lies within a triangle – the touch points of Social – Mobile – Game Design. Make something that is social with a call for human interaction, put in a game design (we love to play games) and make it work on the mobile, where the penetration for smartphones leaves no doubt that the future is in the palm of your hand. MingleBird – a mobile socializing application.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Local/Mobile Search. 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.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

JP Guilbault, President and CEO of YourMembership.com, said about their acquisition: “At YM, we’re building an innovative and robust platform of offerings designed to help organizations enhance engagement across social, mobile, and web channels. participate in discussions and earn a badge.

Improve Your Tradeshow Performance With The Right Apps

SocialFish

Tradeshows are known for being great places to network and build new client relationships in person , so many people head out to the big shows without thinking about the apps that are on their mobile phones. For Lead Collecting: Badge Scanner Apps. Heading out to a big tradeshow soon?

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

Kikolani

Mobile. Report an Issue with Facebook Mobile Texts. Mobile Photos Upload Issues. Posts from Mobile Aren’t Appearing on Timeline. Mobile App-Install Ads Beta. Report an Issue with Facebook on Mobile. Problems Using Mobile. Pages Badge Application.

Better Homes and Gardens, Allrecipes.com Use Pinterest For Thanksgiving Holiday Promotion

The Realtime Report

A prize of up to $5,000 for readers who create a “Best Thanksgiving Ever” Pinterest board, pin the official badge of the campaign, and pin at least four other Thanksgiving photos inspired by Better Homes and Gardens or Allrecipes.com.

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Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

SocialFish

To what extent do social media, mobile, and trends like massive open online courses factor in? Less than 10 percent of respondents indicated that have experimented with trendy new options like massive open online courses (MOOCs), digital badges, flipped classrooms, or gamification.

Perfecting Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 10 Social Media Best Practices

SocialFish

Optimize for mobile. Badges. You can offer badges for each milestone that a campaign reaches. Your supporters can then share their badges on social media to commemorate their progress. Optimize for mobile.

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The Reality Behind the Check-In Hype [infographic]

Mindjumpers

The research was carried out to understand the difference between what people are saying online compared to the actions of early adopters and the views of the US population when it comes to their mobile check-in habits. However various badges would only motivate 1% of mass consumers to use it.

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Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community

SocialFish

Small World Labs helps nonprofit organizations engage, collaborate with, and mobilize their supporters. Badges. Mobile Access. This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have useful tools they’d like you to know about.

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How to Unlock the Key to Instagram Engagement

Peg Fitzpatrick

Automatic sync between desktop and mobile. Instagram and Pinterest both thoroughly vet their Partners’ products, reputation with customers and business practices prior to badging them as Partners. The key to Instagram engagement is TIME.

5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn

Idaconcpts

>From video game to mobile technology, from movies to audio, there are plenty of sessions to choose from. Badge prices vary on level chosen. In the past I have been to a lot of technology events. Some of them have been gritty or very basic.

Social Media Updates: May

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Twitter Opens Audience Platform Worldwide: Twitter now allows advertisers to extend their campaigns to all 800,000 million visitors around the world, across the Twitter website or any of the many websites and mobile apps. The app suncs with your WhatsApp mobile device account.

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 ! The image at right is a snapshot of the bag given out at N2Y4 Mobile Challenge. Productivity software? Tried it.

Know What’s Working on Social Media: 26 Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Buffer Social

is the Top Tweet/Top Post badge that pops up when an update goes above and beyond the average performance. To access Instagram Insights, you’ll have to do is to convert your personal Instagram profile into a Business Profile and navigate to your profile page in the mobile app.

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. Make your forms mobile-friendly This is huge.

Conference Season: Learning for More than Members

SocialFish

Across the association industry, staffers are packing supplies, charging mobile phones, and polishing their “Trade-Show-Walking-Shoes.”. The client set me up with a staff badge and I spent the day bouncing from session to session, chatting with attendees and walking the floor.

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Major Social Network

Buffer Social

This way you can leave comments quicker and easier than typing out on a mobile device. In addition, Instagram also offers five different types/sizes of badges that you can place on your website.

Foursquare and The New York Times Archive Would Be a Great Match

Adam Sherk

The NYT could also just build this functionality into their own mobile apps, but partnerships offer greater cross-promotional and audience development opportunities.

How Businesses like Sylvan Learning Center and Computer Explorers.

Saying It Social

Foursquare awards points and badges when users check-in at locations (check-ins can be done via a mobile phone with internet access or a computer). Businesses can engage and reward consumers by providing deals and discounts to Foursquare users that hold certain badges for checking in and patronizing their business.

7 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile is a Hot Mess

Convince & Convert

When you find a mobile app that looks great, but no one has yet recommended it, do you download it, or do you move on to something with 36 five-star reviews? Just as with your local PTA or Chamber of Commerce, the LinkedIn groups you join and participate in can act as badges of honor.

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

Justin Levy

One word: mobile. Mobile devices have opened up new time slots, new ways of accessing data, new ways of consuming information, and podcasts are riding that wave, especially since podcasts traditionally cover areas where there isn’t as much variety.

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

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. Mobile 2.0

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How To Create a Presence on Google+

Mindjumpers

Of course you don’t have the option to do stuff that you would normally do from a personal profile, such as playing games, hangout on mobile devices or +1 things on the web. It is also possible to create a badge to place on your website.

Become a Digital Marketing Certified Associate (DMCA) with Simplilearn

Kikolani

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. As you may have noticed, there are lots of certification opportunities popping up in the online marketing landscape.

7 Best Newsletter Builders for Creating Great Newsletters

Writtent Blog

Mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Mobile apps for iPhone and Android. This email manager offers unlimited image hosting, automatically inlines CSS, and doesn’t impose design restrictions or “powered by” badges, allowing you to be as flexible and creative as you want.

7 Ways To Mine The Hidden Gold In Your Customer Data

Convince & Convert

Omni-Channel Experience With Account Linking Best represented by the Interscope Records case study, this full-blown data mining allows for true 1:1 engagement opportunities across multiple websites, mobile apps, email programs, etc.

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The 12 Startups I’ve Invested In and Why

Convince & Convert

It’s secure, mobile-friendly, super easy to use, and affordable. Addvocate.com the Breather mobile app Breather – Quiet on Demand Breather is the brain-child of the uber-smart Julien Smith.

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 Savvy Marketer’s Guide to Surviving SXSW

Convince & Convert

Set your game plan in advance by utilizing the SXSW Schedule online, ( [link] ) and downloading the SXSW GO Official Mobile App. . your badge. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. SXSW Interactive, the ultimate digital event of the year, kicks off this weekend in Austin, Texas.

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The Evolution of Digital Marketing

Convince & Convert

Also, it’s entirely likely that you’ll hear from our editorial team giving you a heads up, and providing a sample tweet/FB post etc for you to use, as well as a nifty badge you can place in your content confirming your Definitive triumph.

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

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