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Top Magazines on Google+ Have Larger Fan Base But Less Engagement Than On Facebook

The Realtime Report

The Digital IQ Index®: Magazines report released in June by think tank L2 is a study that ranks magazine brands in 11 categories according to their “competence” in adapting to “the increasingly digital landscape.” Community Size: Impressive.

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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. In terms of community metrics, I don’t track that info at this point.

Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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. Energy Efficient Servers See how HP Energy Efficient Servers can help your company save energy.

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&#.

The Pride And Prejudice Of Shopify

Twist Image

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. Why would anyone think that they could be successful selling t-shirts online, when so many of the major retailers were doing their best to compete with Amazo n and outliers like Threadless were dominating the more alternative marketplace. Going further back in time, I was still in my teens and I wanted to publish my own music magazine.

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

ProBlogger

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. How do you show that you care about your community? As someone who competed for (and won!)

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Quote of the Week: Jim Collins on Managing a Networked Ecosystem

SocialFish

Magazine. They are the only means by which a free society can compete with totalitarian dictatorships, which are very effective. Instead of managing a company, you’re managing an ecosystem that is networked and connected over the world. Humanize Open Community Potluck

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.

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.

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

ProBlogger

On the other hand, it’s the companies that make millions per year by selling meal plans, diets, supplements and sometimes just hope to help those people achieve their goals. In the middle, we have giant websites (newspapers, online magazines, etc.) Build a community around your blog.

Hot Association and Nonprofit Social Media Jobs This Week – April 5

SocialFish

Position requires daily communication and coordination with other members of the magazine team, particularly the editor-in-chief and editorial director. Must be a strong writer, with demonstrated competencies in public relations, social media marketing, and promotional content.

Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.

Convince & Convert

August 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Today’s post is a collaboration with Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. Starbucks could use their SDN to reinvent themselves as a key member of any local community, and not as a coffeehouse, but as the best-possible advertising platform available in every city and town in the country.

Is your Organization Capable of Unorthodox Thinking?

SocialFish

The New Competence of the Knowledge Age. Crafting strategic solutions rather than producing programs requires an entirely different set of competencies and ways of thinking. You are now competing on the strength of the value you can create and the innovation you enable.

Blogging Upstream

Waxing UnLyrical

Can deep thoughts or comedic stylings compete with the guest blogger-du-jour or celebrity-endorsed product reviews? Does my audience want entertainment, or community, or both? Her career began in magazines before she co-founded MTV Online in 1994. Guest post by Marcia Zellers.

Speaking your Members’ and Customers’ Language: Six Gaps that might be Dooming Associations to Irrelevance

SocialFish

Two articles about e-bay’s recent growth surge, by Marcus Wohlson in Wired magazine, confirmed for me our research insights: organizations that succeeded and grew in this fluid environment had a number of shared characteristics that were deeply embedded in the way they thought, framed challenges, perceived value, approached challenges, engaged people and defined priorities.

Speaking your Members’ and Customers’ Language: Six Gaps that might be Dooming Associations to Irrelevance

SocialFish

Leveraging and providing access to competitors’ assets —rather than competing with them—and making access into competitive advantage. . This foray into same-day delivery,” the author says, “is part of eBay’s re-imagining of itself as the company that can get you anything, anytime, anywhere.”

Work from Home Jobs

SocialFish

Most professional journalists and top news companies use the site. The listings you are likely to find include; radio, television, public relations, magazines, digital media, non-profit academia, trade publications, technology, etc. Most companies have an online presence.

An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News.

Adam Sherk

Like The Huffington Post there are also competing Facebook buttons at work. Consider the impact that Facebook Open Graph protocol integration will have on your existing on-site community features and social functionality. What Horrible Things Did Time Magazine Do in 1964?

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What Your Webmaster Can’t Do For You

Navolutions

If you’re not starting a brand new company from the ground up, there is a good chance that you have lots and lots of usernames, passwords, and accounts attached to your online presence. Update all your NAPs manually, or make your SEO company do it. R5GJNQWPUEK8 .

105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

This is a classic for marketers, magazines, and sites like Buzzfeed. These are their own words—a form of word of mouth—that you use to inspire interest in your company, products, or services. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Company Goals. Magazines.

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This Week in Social Media – 7/17/2013

Social Media Marketing

And if you’re on Flipboard, you can get these links in the This Week in Social Media Magazine. Be vigilant, community managers. Commentary Good companies are storytellers; great companies are story doers.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

CommerceTools uses cloud-based technology to help companies streamline the distribution of products, supplies, services and content to individuals or groups by simplifying and automating order and fulfillment processes. The 5 Best Free Tools For Making Slick Infographics by Fast Company.

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105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

This is a classic for marketers, magazines, and sites like Buzzfeed. These are their own words—a form of word of mouth—that you use to inspire interest in your company, products, or services. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Company Goals. Magazines.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy. 6 Basic Questions For Social-Optimizing Your Company Website by BlueGlass. Magazine.

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How to Save the World

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Our professional value really is a function of the extent of, and our ability to integrate, our knowledge, our thinking competencies, and our communication competencies. fluency -- our ability to function socially in the modern complex world, to be of use socially to others in our communities. This could show what people value in others in their networks/communities, and what they offer, and how that effects both their popularity and the strength of the community as a whole.

How to Strategize Your Annual Content Calendar Without Going Crazy

Convince & Convert

highlight to tweet) And what if you didn’t have to compete for attention because you’re creating content that your audience will love ? Red ocean content is the kind that competes in existing markets , practically begging for audience attention.

Diva Marketing Talks About Social Media Sponsored Conversations With "Auntie" Melanie Notkin and Scott Monty

Diva Marketing Blog

Auntie" Melanie Notkin , founder of the innovative community for aunts, SavvyAuntie and Scott Monty , Global Digital Communications Ford Motor , discuss the impact accepting money or products/services can have on social credibility. Give your community a unique experience.

88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read

Webbiquity SMM

Slideshare is the largest Powerpoint sharing community on the web, but it is so much more than that. Jordan Harbinger launched his popular show The Art of Charm in 2007, making him an elder in the rapidly-expanding podcast community. The Storyteller by Content Magazine.

Your Guide to the Crowdsourced Workforce - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Crowdsourcing, a term coined by Jeff Howe in a June 2006 issue of Wired magazine, is a model of labor that has been fully embraced on the Internet over the past couple of years. Weve written about a number of companies that employ crowdsourcing to produce their product or service here on ReadWriteWeb, but in this post well specifically look at companies that allow you to leverage the crowd to get something done. ReadWriteWeb. RWW Network. ReadWriteWeb. ReadWriteTalk. Last100.

Seth Godin on Steroids: Here’s My Evernote Password

Viper Chill

” Source: Fast Company. ” Source: Inc Magazine. ” Source: Inc Magazine. As a result, Dean Craven Laycock insisted that he resign from all extracurricular activities, including the college humor magazine. You Can Compete With Free, And Win.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

40 Key Elements to Getting Started in Social Media (Louis Gray): Mike Fruchter writes an awesome blog post on Louis Gray’s blog about how to get involved in social media, from branding to blogging to Twitter to community. Here are 10 reasons why you as a company entity should avoid it.

How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As of January 2010, Craigslist boasts close to 50 million unique visitors per month, according to Compete. Mark Frauenfelder Mark Frauenfelder is a co-editor of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE Magazine. He currently serves as the community guy at Building 43.

7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, not only does your blog need to stand out from the average ones that are popping up every day, but you also need to compete with established blogs, with their loyal fan bases, that have been around for years. Tamar is also the author of The New Community Rules (July 2009).

Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

Penn , the Director of Inbound Marketing for enterprise email company WhatCounts. Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

She has written for major sites like Mashable and Smashing Magazine as well as published the book Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity. Her blog, Kommein , covers blogging, business, community management, social media, and more.

Friday Fun: For the Heart, Head & Soul

Diva Marketing Blog

One: Within the public forum entrepreneurs ask the business community at-large for advice. Two: The community votes on the best business concept. The $10,000 prize is no small accomplishment to win with stiff competion.

Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

Penn , the Director of Inbound Marketing for enterprise email company WhatCounts. Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. Explain to the folks at home why your company is called Argyle Social. We should get a social media software company named after these! I was a customer of this company for a while.

Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You

Convince & Convert

We have entered an era where every business needs to consider themselves a TV station and a magazine , and the quicker you figure out your strategic content marketing plan, the faster you can use content to drive meaningful business results. Is Your Company in the Content Marketing Industry? What formerly was the sole bastion of the media, is now also a company bailiwick. Consider a company like Kodak. Photography magazines.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Companies that didnâ??t Facebook or LinkedIn) or other communities of practiceâ?? The investment these companies will make in blogs, social networks, and communities will â??stimulate Learning is immersion of yourself in a community of practice and web of interactions.

BABSONKNOWLEDGE.ORG: 6 Common Attributes of Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This factor is behind, for example, the famous 3M approach of giving researchers 15% of their time to work on something they think is important to the company. In the early days of knowledge management, when companies were beginning to talk about sharing knowledge within and across organizations, I used to say, "Sharing knowledge is an unnatural act.". Your experience squared with Danny OBrien who was cited in a NYT Magazine article last week about Life hackers. Communities.