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36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

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Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. 5 Ways for B2B Companies to Engage on Facebook by Social Media B2B. Facebook Is Becoming Your Company’s New BFF by MediaPost Search Insider.

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

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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. How To Create A Know-It-All Company.

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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To Thine Own Self Be True

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I was flipping through an in-flight magazine yesterday and noticed a two-page spread for a diaper company. It became a more prescient concept when MySpace collapsed as Facebook began to gain its momentum. Back then, it was much easier to build and update a MySpace page than it was to build and nurture a unique website. The problem is that when everyone started bailing on MySpace, the bands were left with little community. MySpace did. myspace.

Is Your Social Strategy Proactive or Reactive | Social Media.

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there’s a schism coming in social media between companies using it for marketing, and companies using it for customer service and CRM. Brand communities, contests, most social listening, and non-promotional tweeting fits into this category. Match Your Social Media Tactics to Your Social Media Goal The problem we’re faced with today is that very few companies seem to be thinking about their efforts in this way.

Monetization: Social Network Advertising

Laurel Papworth

Social Media Monetization is becoming THE hot issue in online community chatter. Probably because companies are getting past the “why should we care?&# At least with TV and magazines you know that at least nominally, they are there with some focus.

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

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A recent study by Econsultancy called “ The Value of Social Media &# shows that companies are overwhelmingly using the “Big 4″ of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Linkedin for their social media efforts. And while I don’t have any issues with those sites (in fact I wrote about Facebook marketing in-depth here), but is treating social media like a checklist really the best possible solution for your company?

It's Time for Real-Time

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Amber is Director of Community for Radian6 , co-proprietor of the influential Brass Tack Thinking blog (formerly Altitude Branding), a cool mom, a motivating force, and a hell of a flautist). We reconfigured our companies to accommodate phone. Not just the big companies, but the every companies. DJ Waldow Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory @djwaldow [link] DJ Waldow As I wrote on Brass Tack Thinking, I have the chills.

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

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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.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

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companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? companies now use social media for marketing. 22% of Fortune 500 companies have a public-facing blog that has at least one post in the past 12 months. 500 companies.

Diva Marketing Talks Online Publications With Deanna Sutton, Angela Benton & Heidi Richards Mooney

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What makes a great magazine? Deanna Sutton publisher – Clutch Magazine , Angela Benton publisher – BlackWeb 2.0 and Heidi Richards Mooney , publisher- WE Magazine for Women join me to discuss how online publications are dealing with this new genre.

How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Are you looking to become an industry expert, or are you focused on establishing your company’s name, or both? For example, Tamar Weinberg is the community manager for Mashable, and she has written for Lifehacker.com and other mega blogs.

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

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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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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The Poetry of Social Networking to Court Customers and Invest in Relationships (Brian Solis): Brian Solis shares his foreword to Sean Percival’s book, MySpace Marketing. Samir Balwani): Samir talks about the pros and cons of Tweeting by company representatives, from the CEO to a brand.

Is Social Media the Final Frontier of Marketing?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Then and Now In the good old days, say from the 1850s onwards, marketing was mostly a one way “communication&# : companies advertized their wares via local media like newspapers, magazines, and traveling salespeople. The time has come for companies to be part of the conversation.

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7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As my company builds out our first blog- there are great tips in here, thank you. But to me, a blog is similar to a magazine and most popular magazines have pictures. She provides consulting in internet marketing and manages Community Support & Advertising at Mashable.

Blogging: Social Media is Not Only About Social Media Sites

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Well, for one, social media users — that is, users on social news sites such as Digg, Mixx, Reddit — are not particularly enthusiastic about the proliferation of marketers in their community. Tamar is also the author of The New Community Rules (July 2009).

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How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Mark Frauenfelder Mark Frauenfelder is a co-editor of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE Magazine. For example, I write a lot about AOL, and after the recent layoffs, I wrote how the entire mobile advertising team took a voluntary buyout and quit the company.

Diva Marketing Talks About NonProfits and Social Media Marketing With Beth Kantor and Alex Brown

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Today's Diva Marketing Talks explores how nonprofit organizations are using social media to not only tell their stories but to encourage donations to their causes, build community and expand their reach. Myspace may or may not work. Diva Marketing Talks is a live, internet radio show.

11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

By putting effort into the writing process, you reap the benefits of a community that supports you because you lift them through your words. Smashing Magazine ), among other things. And his passion for his community is amazing – highly recommended!

Your Guide to the Crowdsourced Workforce - ReadWriteWeb

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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. myspace. ReadWriteWeb. RWW Network. ReadWriteWeb.

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook Pages do not allow background images like Twitter, Myspace, and other services. I have a couple set up for books that I work for the publishing company. I am trying to do this on my company fan page and I dont see the pencil for the boxes tab either.

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I hearken back to the magazine rack on the street corner that had the sign if you read it you bought it. I had a former supervisor tell us on the first day of a sales job, “Yes, our company helps people and we do it very well.

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

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HOW TO: Create Custom Backgrounds for Twitter, YouTube, & MySpace by Mashable. Noting that “Smart and savvy companies have positioned themselves as authoritative experts and trusted sources of information by creating their own content,&# Gordon Plutsky outlines a six-step process for consistently connecting with prospects through relevant, compelling content. A Cheat Sheet to Help You Conquer Social Media by Fast Company.

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Technology for Small Business

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From building business to getting a straight answer, social networking sites offer up a wide-ranging community. Friese found LinkedIn helped her get in the doors of companies she wanted to participate in TalentEgg. ?I share photos and exchange messages with friends, and create communities focused on shared interests. MySpace: One of the earliest social networking sites, MySpace was launched in 2003 and acquired in 2005 by News Corp. Magazines.

When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? Exploring the Royal Caribbean.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In my upcoming book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web ( Amazon link ), which is slated to be released in late Spring, I talk about the importance of brand evangelism as part of an effective community management strategy.

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Why Nobody Should Buy Digg ?» Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In other words, they don’t give a damn about the community and they seemed to have moved on — perhaps completely. Quite frankly, I don’t think there’s really a good person running the company. They forgot about the community.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2008: Social Media, SEO, and More " techipedia | tamar weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

SEO Mastermind Aaron Wall Brings Bad News : In an interview with Entrepreneur magazine, Aaron Wall talks about all things SEO. 4 Reasons Many Big Brands Downplay SEO : Why aren’t all Fortune 500 companies engaging in SEO? How Does a Company Dip its Toes in the Conversation? :

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9 LinkedIn Users Describe Themselves

Ari Herzog

Founder of the 12for12k Challenge, a community-driven social media charity initiative to connect globally and help locally. Worked with some of the biggest companies in tech and digital, including RIM, Microsoft Canada, IBM, British Telecom and LG Electronics. Spoken at TEDx and regularly quoted in publications and news media, including Marketing Magazine, Canadian Marketing Association and City News Toronto. Featured in Marketing Magazine. Community management.

Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You

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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.

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

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Blogging for Community These blogs seek to guild a consistent readership that interact with the blogger(s) and advocate on behalf of the content on other social outposts. Imagine subscribing to a magazine that was about tennis one month, and about cooking the next month. We see blogging both as community building and as a function of being a web based business. According to your definitions, I am “blogging for community&# and very interested in increasing my traffic.

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

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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.

Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush | social crm | Social.

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We’ve gone from MySpace and a era of anonymous accounts and comments attributed to “SexyBear1984″ to using our real names on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere as we build personal brands. JB : How are companies incorporating influence metrics into their marketing? JB : In addition to influencer outreach, how can companies engage in influence mining for customer service? Should companies treat customers differently?

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

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Social media allows big companies to act small again. Social media creates kinship between companies and customers, and kinship equals purchase intent. Not sure who came up with it originally) Social media changes the relationship between companies and customers from master and servant, to peer to peer. Every company is its own TV station, magazine, and newspaper. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

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

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You have to create content, be part of many communities, and proceed incrementally. Your company needs to be part of that conversation. Social media is not about Facebook or MySpace or Flickr or Twitter or blogs or YouTube. It’s about having a strategy for making your company or organization more like a person and less like a machine. link] seo company, high wycombe, buc Just thought i would Stumble upon this ideal opportunity to link build!

Best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2007 » Techipedia | Tamar.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook The Facebook Marketing Bible: 24 Ways to Market Your Brand, Company, Product, or Service Inside Facebook (Inside Facebook): Justin Smith shows how Facebook includes a variety of channels that spread the word in a very in-depth blog post. The Social Networking Guide for Newbies (Fast Company): Social networking is much like networking in the real world. For more 404 pages, check out the Smashing Magazine collections.

Connecting 2 the World

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The true gap, therefore, is between those educated in a traditional way and the new "skills" needed to work in a module setting (able to move people, companies, offices, departments around without losing knowledge or the knowledge product) communicating through a network (rather than the old vertical structures) with critical thinking and problem solving skills that allow workers to react to the environment as it changes and create new knowledge (or knowledge products) in a short period of time.

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Are You Ready for the Opportunity Economy | social media case.

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But while companies are rightly trying to get their heads around the concept that every customer is now a secret shopper and a potential reporter, not enough attention is being paid to the positive ramifications of real-time business. The ability of companies to win hearts and minds through contextually appropriate, just in time marketing is the hallmark of the Opportunity Economy, and it has never been healthier. Pity the typical company who can't see it.

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

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link] [link] Jason Never underestimate how far showing a little humanity instead of towing the company line can go towards setting things right. From a PR standpoint, I see companies and people time and again fail to embrace the cardinal rule of admitting mistakes to the highest degree possible. link] jaybaer The measure of a man (or company) isn't how they handle themselves when times are good, but when times are bad.

Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble | social crm.

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Nobody forced companies to get involved with their customers in this way. But yet so many companies are using Twitter as a post-modern headline news service. Startling to me, but less than 1% of the participants would use Twitter as the first way they’d contact a company when they need customer service. The company can’t ignore me then!&# – [link] [link] Ian Greenleigh It certainly doesn't make sense for all companies.

The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media | PR.

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But there are still plenty of PR firms (and companies, for that matter) looking at social media purely as a distribution vehicle. Angela Connor Author, “18 Rules of Community Engagement&# [link] jaybaer I agree Angela. The contrast in social media is stark: to build a community, we shouldn't ask who we can reach with what message, but rather, who are our fans right now and how do they talk about us.

The Truth About the iPad | Blogging and Content Creation | Social.

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It’s an almost magical device that can show incredibly crisp HD video, all the audio you can handle, Web pages, books, online magazines ( Zinio is great on the iPad), newspapers, tweets, Facebook, Linkedin, and just about anything else you’d want to digest. But, iPad HD screen, color, and zoom make it better for magazines – and I can absolutely see education ( and mobile medicine) potential. And it sounds kind of cool to use for newspapers and magazines.

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

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But what makes Randy exemplary is a simple lesson that every company should reconsider – he relishes the description. We have a new biscotti, terrific with coffee or Bailey’s and coffee, from a company ironically owned by Interbev, the European brewers that purchased Anheuser-Busch, which is based here in St. The domestic beer is Budweiser or Bud Light, and although the company is now owned by Europeans, it is still brewed in St.