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Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. Deliver expert opinions via blogs.

5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following and Build Community

Convince & Convert

What’s the secret to building a thriving community on Instagram? And today, I’m going to show you some of my favorite strategies for creating an engaged and growing community on Instagram using some advanced tricks of the trade.

Blogging Upstream

Waxing UnLyrical

Tootzypop , the lifestyle blog I founded for savvy women over 40 , is no exception. In women’s online media, the formula is one part fashion and beauty, one part yoga and fitness, one part recipe swap, a ginormous dose of mommy blogging; mix and cover with a thick frosting of e-shopping.

Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Find Blogs. Fast Company. Connect with Fast Company. The companys top executives had invited the most farsighted thinkers they knew from around the world to come together in New York and propose solutions to some really big problems. CEOs are supposedly the prime change agents for their companies, but theyre often as resistant to change as anyone -- and as prone to backsliding. Great companies run SAP, not just great big companies. Start a Blog.

The Blog Turns 20 This Year

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Yesterday, The Guardian posted an article titled, The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers. This blog, has been around for eleven years. I can''t thank you enough for being here, and I can''t tell you how grateful I am that blogging was invented. blogging.

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

How can you improve your blog’s position in search engines? Discover the answers to all of these questions and more here in the final selection of the best guides and tips for business blogging from the past year. Blogging Guides, Tips and Techniques. What’s Up, Blog?

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Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community

ProBlogger

This is part 3 of Problogger’s Blog Design for ROI series. Today we’ll talk about integrating your community into your design. One of the great benefits is that an engaged community promotes your blog, providing word of mouth marketing.

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44 Blogging Questions and Answers

Kikolani

I would have to say that it was the fastest and hardest I’ve typed within one hour, but it was a great experience where I got to really learn a lot about what blogging questions people have today. Social Media Examiner’s Live Blogging Q&A. Blogging During the Holidays.

Journalism Is Not Content Marketing

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Real journalist (and, yes, I knew many back then) were doing the work of the community. They were spending hours at the public courthouse or at local community meetings, and asking the very smart, tough and better-informed questions that the rest of society wasn't bothered with.

The Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

One of my clients, a very large sports drink company, has indirectly nudged me into taking a look at the state of what I drink, and ea, on a daily basis. Fitfiend has a nice interface and seems to be a nice little community with a tag line stating, “fit, active, connected&#.

264: How One Blogger Builds Engagement and Makes a Difference with Online Community Events

ProBlogger

The post 264: How One Blogger Builds Engagement and Makes a Difference with Online Community Events appeared first on ProBlogger. We continue our Blogger Breakthroughs series with a story from Trixi Symonds, whose Coloured Buttons blog teaches kids how to sew. Uppercase Magazine.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Bamboo Project Blog. The Power of Blogging ISNT Just in Reading Them. In a few weeks were going to be looking at blogs in the Work Literacy course. First was my experience last week in talking with people about blogging and learning. Companies that didnâ??t

7 Powerful Reasons Why Companies Will Pay for You to Blog

ProBlogger

Bloggers worldwide are proving to be fierce competition for mainstream media, as companies decide how to get the best return on investment for their marketing buck. If you have the following seven things, then your blog and social media networks will be highly valuable digital assets, sought after by major companies. If companies are already paying big bucks to advertise to your audience on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers, then you’re in a profitable niche.

20 Killer Facts About Business Blogging

Writtent Blog

About two-thirds of marketers say their company blog is “critical” or “important” to their business. Part of the reason is that blogs are a great way to engage your visitors. ( U.addresstwo ) Still not sure whether you need to have a blog?

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? As many companies have learned the hard way, unanswered complaints on social networks can go viral, causing real damage to a company’s brand. B2B PR Sense Blog ). Just 17% ranked their company at 7 or above.

Blog World 2010 Recap – My Notes and Experiences

Kikolani

I have returned from Blog World Expo 2010 with new friends, 30 pages of notes, tons of pictures, two magazines, three books, a blank journal, a nice stack of business cards, four buttons, stickers, a yo-yo, and, most importantly, an elevated enthusiasm for the world of blogging and social media.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

So without further ado, here are the fearless females in blogging, organized alphabetically by first name (as a few in the list go by pen name or don’t publicize their last name). Her blog, Web Content Curator , covers blogging, book reviews, social media, and more.

How To Get Your Blog Project Approved

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How To Get Your Blog Project Approved January 13th, 2011 Tweet Guest post by Shanan Sorochynski Okay, you’ve had nearly half a month to sink into 2011.

Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

Note to bloggers: if you point out fallacies in the way companies do marketing, PR and so forth, you can have pretty intense debates. People can also be bullied online by groups of people such as class groups or collective members of an online community. What is a cyberbully?

How to Grow Your Fitness Blog to 100,000 Monthly Visitors in Less than a Year

ProBlogger

How do you build a successful fitness blog? What does it take to start a blog and grow the traffic to 100K monthly visitors in less than a year? In the middle, we have giant websites (newspapers, online magazines, etc.) How to go from 0 to 100K Monthly Visits on Your Blog.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Are You Taking Social Media Shortcuts? Somebody’s “strange&# social network is someone else’s potentially thriving customer community.

The Pride And Prejudice Of Shopify

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Many, many years ago a dear friend, mentor and local community leader asked if I would be interested in meeting someone he liked and knew for years. Going further back in time, I was still in my teens and I wanted to publish my own music magazine. It wanted help so bad, that I went to a local magazine store and scoured the mastheads of magazines for hours just looking for someone's name and phone number. Today, Shopify is a public company with a $5.1 community.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Note: This post, a joint effort between Cheryl Burgess and me, originally appeared on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog last month. So, as promised in Tom Pick’s blog, “ 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women ”, in honor of mothers, our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men now honors fathers.

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

Using digital platforms successfully to build community, relationships, and trust is an iterative process. Did you calculate the ROI of the telephone or the company car before you invested in them? Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage.

7 Blogging Goals to Skyrocket Your Sales

Writtent Blog

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in fashion or inbound marketing, you’ll struggle to reach your company’s sales goals if you haven’t taken the time to set smart targets. For more on this topic, check out Blogging Metrics: How to Find and Apply Actionable Intelligence. Magazines.

How To Create A Know-It-All Company - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Blogs |. Are you involved in setting the direction for your companys IT budget or strategy? Apply today for a FREE subscription to CIO Magazine! How To Create A Know-It-All Company. Heres how some companies convinced individuals to share best practices. To drive KM at Russell Reynolds, the company circulates a document every afternoon throughout its 32 offices worldwide that shows all outstanding proposals and projects.

11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There are at least ten characteristics off the top of my head that make blogs and bloggers successful. These characteristics give the blogs mentioned below fame, fortune, and loyal followings. Want to build your blog and following? Smashing Magazine ), among other things.

10 Unexpected Places to Find Business Blogging Inspiration

Writtent Blog

Great content creators learn to find inspiration in unexpected and surprising places, regardless of whether they’re in business blogging or composing music. Before business blogging existed, personal bloggers spent years publishing unique content to the web. Blogging

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278: Evolve Don’t Revolve Your Blogging

ProBlogger

The post 278: Evolve Don’t Revolve Your Blogging appeared first on ProBlogger. Evolve Your Blog. Does it feel like you’re going around in circles with your blog? It’s easy to revolve in your blogging. Four key areas of building a successful blog.

107+ Blog Post Ideas for a Rocket Start

Writtent Blog

Blog Post Ideas by Post Type. Blogging on a regular basis is a proven way to drive traffic to your website. Prepare some questions (look through some big magazines for inspiration). Even More Blog Post Ideas. Prick up your ears and eavesdrop for your blog! Bloggin

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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. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations.

Must-have Joomla Blog Extensions

ProBlogger

At first glance, Joomla isn’t the best platform for blogging. In fact, with the help of a few free extensions, it can rival some of the best blog platforms out there. I know what you’re thinking: why on earth would you even consider blogging with Joomla?

The Top 100 Blogs to Curate for Social Media Power Users

Buffer Social

With so many blogs to choose from , the challenge can sometimes flip from finding content to share to choosing which content to share. At Buffer , we’re lucky to have some data on the most popular blogs that are read, loved, and shared by social media power users. Moz Blog – 672.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 6 Dangerous Fallacies of Social Media October 8th, 2008 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet (Amazing Gangsta Chimp image by the talented Matt Cioffi ) You may have heard of social media.

Do You Know When to Create and When to Curate?

Convince & Convert

Paul Haskell , Social Media and Content Marketer at Omaha Steaks , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss curation versus creation on different platforms, success in visually focused social media platforms, and the culture at a family-owned company. via Boston Magazine.

How to Match 10 Key Success Metrics to Your Blogging Strategy.

Convince & Convert

Without a statistical measure of your blogging progress, adding content to your blog on a regular basis can be an incredibly lonely proposition. However, even within the business (non cat) blogging arena, there are a wide variety of potential measures to gauge your momentum. It’s imperative that you select the most relevant ones that match with your blog’s purpose and intent. The first step in that process of course is knowing why it is that you’re blogging.

The Long Tales - The Best In Business Innovation Content - Issue #5

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A leader of the free world is stripping down one of the biggest companies via Twitter (slicing billions from their market cap). Beverage Company Califia Farms Publishes Branded Magazine 'Pour Over' - MediaPost. It's a magazine with a focus on coffee culture and plant-based lifestyle. All of this, brought to you by the nut-beverage and coffee company Califia Farms. Which company? business blog. digital marketing blog. magazine.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. If you are officially representing your company, you’d want to create an Official Page.

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Blogging Responsibly: An Owner’s Manual

ProBlogger

It invariably happens to everyone who starts a successful blog: the blogger sits down to write, but runs smack into a stretch of writer’s block. He thinks, “When I started this blog is was meant to be fun, but now it feels more like work! Blogging for dollars.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

In his post, Social CRM is Just the Beginning , Brian Solis writes: I believe that among the chief attributes of social media, the ability to identify active communities of relevance, trace channels and voices of influence, and also discern and dissect the various stages of decision making, all in real-time, is nothing short of profound and transformational. That seems short-sighted and workable only for very small companies with a minimum of online chatter about them.