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How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

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As an example, we will use this post. They are other bloggers , influential ones with a reader base that is loyal and expansive, and maybe a decent social following. Featured tool : Tomoson is one of the best platforms to find bloggers who are actively looking for new partnerships.

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Why Doesn’t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document?

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For example, Quora (a question and answer social platform) decorum is different than Facebook decorum. Example: General: Don’t use emojis, and use exclamation points sparingly. Let’s look at some examples: We want our customers to feel informed. Provide Examples.

How To Write Irresistible Email Subject Lines

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Bad Example: $$CLICK FOR THE GREATEST OFFER OF THE YEAR$$!!! Good Example: If you thought Apple was great, you haven’t seen us yet. For example, a restaurant owner will be busy until after the lunch rush. Guest post by Steve Aedy.

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How to generate Twitter leads using automation

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Journalists, anchors, customer prospects, and bloggers use the platform to find and vet sources on the fly. For example, you’re likely not looking for a full time job, so when you use the interview queries you’ll want to add things like -hire , or -job.

Three ways to stretch your marketing budget

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There are many terrific free tools that allow you to track, analyze and optimize; Bitly happens to be one of my favorites for monitoring the social sphere, for example and Moz has a complete list of other stellar freebies for all of your needs. This is a guest post by Liz Scherer.

6 Ways to Get Your Employees Blogging

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After all, I can’t just write about my specialty all the time or else we’d risk being seen as a social media agency, for example. Recently, at my company, I was tasked with starting up a company blog.

Living (And Working) In The Digital Age

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For example, Blockbuster Video was caught unprepared when movie rentals went straight to the Internet. How Smart Nonprofits Do Blogger Outreach Right Network Mapping – are you doing it? Guest post by Hilary Smith for SocialFish.

Five Web Design Trends to Watch

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This post originally appeared on Frogloop and is by the intensely awesome Allyson Kapin, Blogger-In-Chief for Frogloop and Founder of Rad Campaign. For example, to get users to focus on reading or skimming the content on a desktop website page, navigation menus will temporarily disappear.

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4 Prerequisites to Writing an Excellent Roundup Post

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For example, if you want to feature five influencers, contact seven or eight experts to ensure a better shot at receiving a response from at least five of them. ———– Janice Kersh is an experienced blogger, professional writer and editor at writing company Essay Writer.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

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Why does the business media keep showing us examples of all these small little startups that hit the web with an idea and overnight they are catapulted into fame and fortune? Amanda Kaiser, association blogger & speaker, helped to shape one of America’s most beloved brands: Crayola.

5 Must Haves for Every Good Blog Post

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Take this very blog post for example. Look at this example : I want social media professionals and bloggers to read this post.

Why You Should Encourage Social Advocacy among B2B Employees

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When we discuss brand advocates, it often refers to influential persons outside of the company – media and bloggers with a large following, for example. Guest post by Daniel Kushner, CEO of Oktopost.com.

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Why Can’t We Define Public Relations?

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Our industry, for a very long time, has used media relations as the example when describing what we do because it’s tangible. [LONG POST ALERT!].

Increase Non Profit Support by Improving Your Social Media Calls to Action

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This is a guest post by Shane Jones, who is our newest guest blogger and who will be writing a new series about Tactical Tips for Nonprofits for the SocialFish blog.

Three Ways to Get the Most From Your Brand’s Blog

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All too often, I’ve watched bloggers obsess about their keywords, only to displease the great and powerful Google and its bot-crawling minions later on. One excellent example of this is Havahart’s blog.

How to Influence People in Online Communities

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All of them are smart and savvy bloggers, and we know you’ll enjoy what they have to say! There are many examples of code of conduct statements. Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column.

Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner

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For many years, FeedBurner (acquired by Google in 2006) has been the principal provider of RSS and basic email subscription services to bloggers. So if your blog is at example.com, your advertised RSS feed would be something like example.com/feed and NOT feeds.feedburner.com/example.

Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

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For example, fictional AOTA member Jenny may prefer to look at photos on AOTA’s Facebook page but on Twitter she would rather find links to content from external sources that AOTA finds interesting.

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How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India

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A perfect example of unity is a fundraiser spearheaded by 12 friends. Guest post from Sourabh Sharma, co-founder & CEO of Milaap Social Ventures.

[Cool Social Tools] IssueLab: To Unlock PDF Jail, Share What You Know

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Many years later, one example of how researchers and foundations are using IssueLab is freshwater.issuelab.org , created in partnership with Pacific Institute and The Rockefeller Foundation.

ICYMI: What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

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Example: Center for Disease Control’s Zombie Apocalypse – picks up on a cultural theme (zombies) to create really effective messaging around being prepared for a pandemic. Do we have any bloggers in the room? This came up in conversation today, so I’m reposting it.

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Top blogger-tastic takeaways from #BWENY

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From BlogWorld Expo: Make blogger PR outreach painless – another SBOSM post on Jason Falls’ session about bad pitches. Here are two examples.

Fails, the Center of the Universe, Automating, and Tracking Traffic from Social: 6 MUST READ Posts This Week

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What Does a Washington Post Blogger Resigning Say About the State of Digital Publishing? This awesome post is a perfect example of that and why I love NTEN so fracking much. Just another quick roundup of MUST READ posts you may have missed: 1.

Craft a Writing Style Guide for Your Website

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For example which will you use: The United States of America, the United States, the US, USA, U.S.A.? You may want to consider including some examples of Do’s and Don’ts and pieces that reflect the style you want. Have you ever heard someone refer to content as “noise”?

Optimize your social media management with these new tools

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Grouphigh is the most awesome blogger outreach tool EVER. Go check it out NOW if you do any blogger outreach campaigns at all.

Six Sources for Nonprofit News

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These news roundups usually include a brief summary of each selected article, and sometimes the blogger’s reasons for including an article. I love stumbling upon a curated content post and discovering bloggers I haven’t heard of, ideas I didn’t know about, and posts I missed.

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A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

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This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

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Site visitors can also send e-cards, request bumper stickers or create and manage their own virtual fund-raising campaigns, for example, to celebrate a birthday.

Your turn.

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In the 17+ months this blog has been in existence, I’ve learned just how rare it is to see someone who looked like me or do what I do as a regular blogger in the association community. I am SO beyond thrilled. My “ How are you going to change the world in 2012?

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7 Actionable SEO Strategies You Can Do Today

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It’s where bloggers can easily poll an audience and get targeted answers since the members of the group know about the topic! Here are some examples you can do really easily: Promote the content to people that you link to. They are similar to mommy bloggers, in terms of blogging about general topics, but they are less demanding in most cases since many of them consider themselves as “tech-challenged” and are eager to hear new concepts.

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2015: The Year of Brand Publishing

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For example, they show their strengths by using the unique perspective that only a GoPro allows in order to tell stories that resonate with their audience. Have you ever thought of your small brand as a publisher?

What Pinterest’s Updated Policies Mean for Marketers

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“The obvious example is to run a contest that promotes your brand and has the entrants follow the brand’s Pinterest page. This post by Ekaterina Walter originally appeared on ClickZ and is reposted here with permission.

500 Social Media Marketing Tips

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I needed some income, and fast… Having been a web-based journalist and blogger in the past, the meteoric rise of social media had interested me for a long time and I was fascinated by the marketing potential of sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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[SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

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Example: Center for Disease Control’s Zombie Apocalypse – picks up on a cultural theme (zombies) to create really effective messaging around being prepared for a pandemic. Do we have any bloggers in the room?

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How to Apply Social to Conferences

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For example: add registrants to a new group on your private community. Some examples: creating a social media guide for conference participants; making sure all slide templates have hashtag information and speakers’ Twitter handles; including Twitter handles on attendee nametags….

How to Apply Social to Communications

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You may already be concentrating on blogger relations. This is the next level, adjusting for the fact that microblogging (Twitter, for example) has become mainstream. Do you work in the Communications Department?

Rules of Engagement

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For example, rarely will an attorney even mention Creative Commons when discussing copyright issues. Many websites and bloggers use Creative Commons to encourage the distribution of their material.

Open Community Case Study – Empowering the Periphery

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For example, a few years ago when a new registration system wasn’t working correctly, Twitter lit up with complaints.

Open Community Case Study – American Library Association

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For example, a few years ago when a new registration system wasn’t working correctly, Twitter lit up with complaints.

Small Biz Social Media Success Stories

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Bored of all the same old same old corporate social media examples? Our bud Danny Brown , a fabulous blogger and marketer who you may have heard of as one of the founders of the 12 for 12k challenge , is looking for social media success stories for his new e-book.