Bank Transfer Day

Laurel Papworth

One woman, Kristen, got miffed with banks and created Bank Transfer Day, November 5th 2011 which led to 600,000 people changing their bank to a credit union, 16% of business loans shifting to Mutuals/Credit Unions. The Banking industry is dead in the same way as Media is dead.

Why Online Banking on Mobiles Will Soar


Since 2008, consumers have been moving from brick-and-mortar banking to online banking at an impressive rate. Preferred Banking Method by Generation X and Y. 1 method of banking. 1/4 of respondents preferred banking online to using branches, ATMs or any other channel.

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Bubblews: The Social Network That Pays Users To Post

The Realtime Report

Today marks the official launch of Bubblews (the combination of “bubbles” and “news”), a new social media website that pays its users for each view, like and comment. The real question is, are social network users looking for a new type of social networking site?

How to Market Banking to Gen Y


Let’s analyze this problem by first realizing that there is a big potential for investment companies to engage Gen Y online, then explaining why social media is not the appropriate media to target Gen Y with banking/investment offers. – Gen Y Leads the Online Banking Pack.

Australia: Social Media Marketing Job at Commonwealth Bank

Laurel Papworth

Commonwealth Bank are looking for a Social (Media) Marketing Manager – Any takers? Social Marketing Manager – Sydney. Australia: Social Media Marketing Job at Commonwealth Bank is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy.

Jake's Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas


Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media? Main | Are We Addicted To Social Media? But did you know there’s a social network dedicated to people who like totravel to different baseball parks?

Social Media: NAB Break Up Letter

Laurel Papworth

NAB bank have a Valentine’s Day social media campaign running at the moment – encouraging people with a mortgage to “break up&# with the other banks. Changing banks. Banking is boring. No one is going to change banks.

My Two-Step Secret to Making LinkedIn Your Beeyatch

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s *the* business social network to have a presence on, right? Once installed, any time you get an email from someone (or send one), it will pull up their company info and – get this – LinkedIn + social info as well. Happy Saturday!

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook? Ignore the negative social media commenter. Unless they go off and create an anti-community such as Dell Hell, alert the Press and continue to pursue their point of view.

Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

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

Cyberbullying: My Week on LinkedIn

Waxing UnLyrical

This is my response: I stand by my original update, which was a simple question about something that is commonly acknowledged as a best practice in networking, building relationships, and social media. That is not a network.

B2B Testimonials: Seven Things to Do When Clients Won’t (or Can’t) Talk

Webbiquity SMM

For example, every bank hires security consultants to test its systems. But you’ll never read about a bank president saying, “We’re so pleased with the services of XYZ Security.

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

It takes a community to build a community. So much of building a community requires understanding people and engaging with them. Experts tell us the number one networking tip is to help others and they’ll return the favor — large or small. Tony blogs at Social CTO.

7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth

There are seven stages to social media engagement from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies. How deep is the rabbit hole of social media? Stage Zero - What is Social Media? Doesn’t know, doesn’t care about social media.

Facebook: Iceland Constitution and Gov 2.0

Laurel Papworth

Iceland have turned to social media to ask the population to crowdsource writing Iceland’s new constitution. HOWEVER and it’s a big however, according to my 7 Steps of Social Media Engagement, these look very campaign based.

Clearstep Business Community : Clearspace: Clearstep

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Online Communities Build, manage and measure your community successfully. Internal Collaboration Discover best practices in leveraging enterprise social software. Clearstep is a gathering place for Online Community and Internal Collaboration practitioners to interact, share best practices, and gain access to a much wider range of perspectives on common community and collaboration issues. Please check out the communities and join the conversations.

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Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth

How does one build a community that will give money to a project? Kickstarter is an online community where you put up your project that you need funding, in this case to make a new dock for the iPhone. The community then decides to put money in, if the project is worth it.

Rockyou fined and social media implications

Laurel Papworth

Online social gaming company, Rockyou with 32 million gamers, and $129,000,000 of funding, got fined $250,000 for revealing the usernames and passwords of their online community members, and putting at risk their webmail (Gmail, Yahoo etc) accounts.

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New Photo-sharing App Called “Color”. The Next Big Thing?


Recently, the new social networking photo sharing app called Color was launched. However, a part of this might be caused by the fact that the company received $41 million in pre-launch venture funding from Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital and Silicon Valley Bank. Tweet.

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Finish This Sentence: Social Media is…

Laurel Papworth

There are a few pitfalls in social media and definitely one of them is to try and force conversations around “finish my sentence… ” games. Here’s some tips and warnings for beginner online community managers. . When you don’t know your community well.

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth

Called Facebook “Credit&# it includes a real world component named, rather fetchingly, “App2User&# , which aims to encourage merchants and loyalty programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer points and Flybuys and whatnot to use the Facebook points social media system.

13 Twitter Hashtags to Follow for Nonprofit and Charity Updates, Events and Inspiration


Twitter has been one of the major hubs of social networking , revolutionizing what was already a new and adapting Internet invention. From social media campaigns aimed at ending hunger, to events for breast cancer awareness, this covers it all.

Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP

Laurel Papworth

Illegal: Better Roads Chalk Social Media Campaign. Unless those children are participating with 7 million Australian members of Automobile Clubs in the Demand Better Roads chalk up a message campaign initiated using social media by NRMA. Losing our communication rights.

From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. Community Data Systems. Virtual Community of Practice.

auDA misuse of power?

Laurel Papworth

about a year ago ,to create an online community of people annoyed with Optus. There is no Optus branding, my site aggregates all discussions re: Optus on social networking sites. is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. I registered

Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 2 of monetizing online communities looks at donations – an overlooked revenue stream and the social media tools that enable donations online. Currency has no inherent value itself – only what we, the community, say it’s worth. Social Media Business.

7 steps to shutting down a social media site

Laurel Papworth

The photo sharing social network is shutting down and, thankfully, they have all undertaken all the key steps to do that sensitively and graciously. More in Social Media is Not An Experiment. For Radar : A warm look at history of the online community.

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Pledge Your Weight Loss, Feed Others | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

She has taken social media by the horns! Polly created a community fundraising event that all of us can support with very little effort while generating a high return – in fact less than two (2!) Enter your zip code (choose Food Bank if more than one serves your community).

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Blogging for Tickets. Am I Selling Out?

Almost Savvy

I had been aware of it earlier, but decided not to attend due to the time and expense required, even though I knew it would have been an excellent learning and networking opportunity. Without you, the community around Almost Savvy is nothing. Trust is often compared to a bank account.

Cool Association Jobs This Week – December 8


We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. Founded in 2006, ORGANIZATION now connects more than 750 food banks in over 30 countries that serve 6.8

Permission to Be Human

Waxing UnLyrical

As is a tendency to give the stink eye, even metaphorically speaking, to anyone who dares to post about something completely unrelated, maybe even trivial, to their social networks. And that’s what we need to remember about marketing, PR, social and Comms in general.

How to Build Your Personal Brand to Inspire, Connect and Grow Your Business in 2018

Pam Moore

Or is an investment in my personal brand only needed if I am looking to be some kind of super famous online social rock star or self centered narcissist?” Social currency on the web today = attention plus action. Want the blueprint for social marketing success right now?

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What does a social media analyst do?


Now that social media is mainstream with every company, the demand for marketers with social media skills is higher than ever. Enter social media analysts. So what does a social media analyst do? What is the purpose of having a social media analyst?

Three ways to stretch your marketing budget


Let’s start with the multichannel challenge: how do you manage message integration across your social platforms when your marketing dollars are dwindling? Or, hold a contest with your Instagram followers that use visual imaging based on a post shared on another social network.

How to Dress Up Your Content For Halloween

Ignite Social Media

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s that time of year when social media managers begin planning their costumes, scouring Pinterest for inspiration and loading up their carts with accessories and bags of fun-size candy. Check out our Social Promotions 101 guide here.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads


Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. When Social Bites Back: Dealing With Missteps. By Amber Naslund The truth is that the community at large is judging your business by the behavior and performance of your employees.

Monday Roundup: Knocking Down Silos

Waxing UnLyrical

No One Puts Social (PR) In a Corner. Why: “…It’s not uncommon for practitioners to still think of social media strategy as something that is separate from the greater communication or PR strategy. Social Strategy Can Help Break Your Company’s Silos.

Reflections on the changing digital agency environment

Dave Fleet

I’ve spoken with team members and peers in Canada, and with senior colleagues across our global network. As I’ve done so, I’ve highlighted five key landscape shifts that are changing the way that agencies and teams like ours need to operate: Newly (re-)accelerated change in social networks.

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Best Craigslist Personals Alternatives In 2019


Luckily, some other sites sprung up to meet the yearnings of the Craigslist personals subscribers, and the new online community that was seeking dating/personal sites. It was launched in 2004 as an online dating and social networking site. What is Craigslist personals?

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Crowd Empowered Microfinance


In recent years, we have witnessed the rise of crowdfunding, an industry devoted to supporting entrepreneurship by making capital easier to access through social media and web-based platforms. From the Trenches Social, In Theory