Confirmation That We Kick Ass

Waxing UnLyrical

I desperately wanted one of those badges. A badge in and of itself doesn’t really mean anything. There aren’t a lot of badges I aspire to – I got over my Girl Scout days a long time ago (yes, I was a Girl Scout) – but this one, I did. Well, whaddya know?

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

Adam Sherk

Adam is part of the Define Search Strategies consulting team, which is owned by The New York Times Company.

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6 Ways Web Check-ins Can Benefit Your Brand

Convince & Convert

Instead of “checking in&# at a restaurant or coffee shop via a mobile application, MOJO (and others) let you “check-in&# to a particular piece of Web content (blog post, video, photo, graphical badge), and assign points and other rewards for an array of marketer-determined behaviors. And it’s a lot more than just giving out some badges. Badging for the sake of badging is wasteful and annoying.

Essential Tips for How to Get Verified on Instagram

Sprout Social

As you’d expect, securing something like a verified badge on Instagram is not easy and not available to everyone, for obvious reasons. If you feel confident in your ability to be verified, you can cut right to the chase and actually request a verified badge for your Instagram profile.

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MLB Introduces Social Layer to Online Viewing

Jeff Esposito

Similar to collecting badges for check-ins, people logged into the Gameday platform can receive virtual tokens of players. The league selects three players from each team that can be unlocked when the player completes a specific task (home run, stolen base, triple, single, etc.). between insiders and everyone – the former is great for breaking news from teams and scribes while the later allows you to talk a healthy amount of smack if that is your thing.

Twitter Verifies Vice President Paul Ryan

Ari Herzog

The verified badge helps users discover high-quality sources of information and trust that a legitimate source is authoring the account’s tweets.” ” You can see this in action by searching for singer Nicki Manaj and noticing that only one name has the blue badge.

Everything you need to know about how to get verified on Facebook

Sprout Social

The blue checkmark or verification badge on Facebook is for people or Pages that are of public interest. The gray checkmark or verification badge on Facebook is for Pages that are still authentic but don’t meet the public interest qualification.

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Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community


Badges. 2,000% (yes 20X) improvement in team-based fundraising. The Small World Labs implementation team leads your organization through the community building process.

February Social Media Trends

Ignite Social Media

Moving forward, if your company does business with California residents, your marketing team will have to sort, and separate customer lists based upon the information that consumers allow to be shared, it’s more far reaching than that.

Employee Evangelists: Your Secret Social PR Weapon in a Crisis

Waxing UnLyrical

A great technique that doesn’t get deployed that often is creating a social media badge, a highly visual way to pack a lot of info into a small space, and boost pick-up. Guest Post by Laurel Kennedy.

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Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

These activities typically involve collaboration with multiple groups including tech, edit and audience development as well as the SEO, PR and social media teams. Widgets and badges. When the PR team is pitching a corporate announcement or a new feature, package, etc.

3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign


Offer guest blogging opportunities, appoint social ambassadors, and provide website banners and badges to show support. Solicit ideas and tips from team members and board who have been around longer than you. Guest post by Jenna Sauber, CauseVox. ————–.

Welcoming new colleagues and old ones in new jobs at Mindjumpers


A little about the Mindjumpers Newbies (ohh yes – they got the badge): Anders Justesen Jensen is doing his internship as a Project Assistant focusing on client communication and concept development.

Repositioning Through Social Media: The Conan O’Brien-Case


This has so included: • Daily blogposts on his Team Coco-website spiced with a vibrant and effective comment system encouraging involvement among the readers. •

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 ! Create a shared notebook to share notes or whole notebooks with your team. Productivity software? Tried it.

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3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign


Offer guest blogging opportunities, appoint social ambassadors, and provide website banners and badges to show support. Solicit ideas and tips from team members and board who have been around longer than you. Guest post by Jenna Sauber, CauseVox.

Alternative: Facebook Groups App Gone – Sep 2017 – Australia

Laurel Papworth

In the good news, it’s not because Facebook aren’t interested in groups anymore – with Group analytics/insights/measurements, Group Admin badges and connecting Group communities to Facebook Business Pages, Groups aren’t going anywhere. The Facebook Groups team.

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


To gamify your P2P fundraising, you can incorporate these shareable, postable ideas: Fundraising teams. Teams hold each member accountable and allow members to offer each other help and support with their fundraising. Badges.

How to Conduct a Social Media Audit (Includes a Free Template)


Start by recording all of the accounts that you and your team use regularly. Is your account verified with a check mark badge? Each social account should be “owned” by one person, or maybe a team, within your company.

Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

When I log onto LinkedIn, it’s hard to look at five profiles of marketing professionals and not see a “marketing maven” badge on at least one of their profiles. By Peter Caputa. I did a website analysis and custom demonstration for a local IT recruiting company recently.

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.

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


Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? Pages Badge Application. Insights Badge Application.

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

The Realtime Report

According to Facebook, there over over 100 million “likes” across all athlete and team pages on Facebook. Interaction around teams was also high, with the #SupportYourTeam hashtag seeing 1.55 million tweets for 204 teams on desktop and mobile.

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Is being a productive marketer worth the personal price?

Convince & Convert

We have more things to do, ways to do them, and methods of staying “connected” to our teams and our customers. It ain’t easy being a productive marketer in these modern times. But what is the personal cost of that productivity?

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How to Run Successful Campaigns on Google+

Convince & Convert

Tracking At Plus Your Business, we work with the Social Network Analysis team at to track the spread of the campaign. Case Study 1: Canva Quest Teaming up with Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick to do a promotional event is always fun.

12 Steps to Producing a Podcast

Convince & Convert

Send a Thank You Note and a Badge. We also send guests a digital “badge” that they can use on their personal website or blog. Our team updates the creative each week to feature the new guest.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

The web analytics team knows about what customers do with your own web assets, not about what customers do – in the real world and in online social channels where you don’t own the assets. It’s this team that businesses leans on to get hard data on what will happen.

How to Produce a Podcast

Convince & Convert

Send a Thank You Note and a Badge The day the show goes live, our producer emails guests to let them know, and encourages them to share the episode. We also send guests a digital “badge” that they can use on their personal website or blog.

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The truth in online health communities

Harp Interactive

Create a master-list of keywords & descriptions: It is crucial to arm your teams with brand and promotions-related keywords and descriptions that will create alignment of message and search engine resonance for improved ranking.

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Live Video Anymore? The Current State of Live

Buffer Social

Similarly on YouTube, live sessions receive additional promotion with a noticeable, red LIVE badge in the main feed and in recommendations. Feel free to connect with our team at Buffer on Twitter , Buffer on Facebook , our Podcast homepage , or with the hashtag #bufferpodcast.

Facebook Messenger: The Complete Guide for Business


Hootsuite Inbox also allows you to assign messages to team members. So if you work with a large team, you can make sure the person with the right information handles each message. Earn a Very Responsive badge.

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. "Even with the sacred printing press, we got erotic novels 150 years before we got scientific journals."

How to Schedule Instagram Posts: A Step-by-Step Guide


Okay team, it’s almost 2020 and that means knowing how to schedule Instagram posts in advance is no longer ‘neat,’ it’s non-negotiable. Especially for big teams with a lot of moving parts, an internal multi-stage approval system is ideal for preventing a gaffe, or a full-blown crisis.

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The Savvy Marketer’s Guide to Surviving SXSW

Convince & Convert

No matter how many times you’ve been to the jungle called SXSW, these tips from the Convince & Convert team will help you climb to the top of the food chain. . your badge. Image via

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Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity SMM

A study from Siriius Decisions found that b2b buyers are typically 70% of the way through their purchase process before they contact a vendor’s sales team.

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Social Media Updates: August


Responsive Pages: Have you seen this badge on your Page yet? Pages that respond to 90% of messages and have a median response time of less than five minutes will now have a “Very responsive to messages” badge on their profiles.

The 12 Startups I’ve Invested In and Why

Convince & Convert

If you want your employees (or your team) to share something in social, or your employees want to recommend content to the marketing hub, etc. You’ll see an example of those disclosure “badges” at the bottom of this post. Very smart and creative team.

On Creativity and Content

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’re a regular reader (and if you’re not, there’s that lovely RSS button/email subscription box in the right sidebar, hint hint), you’ll remember Erin as the very talented artist who created the Baconator badge for me (thank you, Klout).

Why the Fire Drill Content Model Doesn’t Work

Convince & Convert

They think that just because they have copywriters and account managers, they have a content marketing team. Agencies tend to view last-minute, rabbit-out-of-the-hat wins as a badge of honor (especially when the client loves the work). Image via

16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Use

Visually SM

If there are multiple people collaborating on a single Twitter account, you can add team members without needing to give them the password to the account. 9.99/month – Up to 50 social profiles, one additional team member, and advanced scheduling and reporting features.

Facebook Fan Page vs. Profile: Know the Difference

Sprout Social

Once you’re verified, a blue badge will display next to the name of your Page. While most Pages will display a blue badge, local businesses will have a gray badge to differentiate from celebrities, sports teams and other public figures.

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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:

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. Some of our favorite social media studies have come from the team at Socialbakers.