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38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. The 5 Best Free Tools For Making Slick Infographics by Fast Company. Reviews of Cool Social Media Tools.

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How to Create Shareable Content for Social Media on a Consistent Basis – First Round Review [SSM025]

Buffer Social

Luckily, the content team over at First Round Review might have found a formula for success. Channels that are driving big growth for First Round Review. And it’s going to become vital for any company that wants a sophisticated marketing arsenal to have content in their quiver.

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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 Science of Collaboratories (SOC) project conducted a broad five-year review to take stock of the diverse ecosystem of projects that fit our definition of a collaboratory and to distill lessons learned in the process. Therefore, many projects are assigned a secondary category of Virtual Learning Community.

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. More than one-third of Fortune 500 companies have active Google+ accounts.

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Performance Review. 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.

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? The company now employs 40 of these people.”

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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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.

Cooks Source: How to Avoid an Unnecessary Crisis

Dave Fleet

Tweet Situation: When food writer Monica Gaudio discovered that Cooks Source magazine had lifted an article she’d written and printed it in the magazine, she emailed the magazine to inquire about how it had come about.

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The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Google Review Count: 350. Sample review: “Add and curate content from any public webpage. Showcase reviews: Marketing Insider Group (Curation), Maximize Social Business (Drive), Online Marketing Institute, Perception System, SnapApp. Google Review Count: 346.

A digital media framework for smart marketing communications

Sherrilynne Starkie

Magazine reading time down 77.5 Before 2005 this would have included customer magazines, flyers or newsletters. Today Owned Media includes digital content, and the central hub is usually the company website. Company employees as ambassadors for example.

How Glossier Built a Cult Following on Social Media

Unmetric

The sought-after and celebrated cosmetics company originally started off in 2010 as a beauty blog called IntotheGloss.com started by Emily Weiss, a former styling assistant for Vogue. The reviews and Instagram posts creates a cycle of advocacy and expands the fan-base.

Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth

If you are a company, government department or organisation interested in social media training for your staff, this three day class held privately at your premises (or we can organise premises for you) suits those looking for a more indepth course. Lecture : Laurel was named in 2012 by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, and Marketing Magazine named her “Head of Industry, Social Media”.

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My Social Media Resolutions for 2009

Social Media Strategery

Development Social Media My Social Media Resolutions for 2009 Wed, Dec 31, 2008 Social Media The Internet is filled with end of year reviews , highlight articles , and wrap-ups. Having done this work (online communities, collaboration, user-created content, etc.)

Shifting Focus From The Traditional Marketing Funnel To Personalized Messaging Using Social Media

SocMed Sean

More and more companies are waking up to the fact that they can connect with their consumers via digital channels with more impact and for significantly less budget than traditional television, radio and print approaches.

10 Ways Brands are Using Instagram Highlights

Later

Whether you’re showcasing your products, sharing customer reviews, or promoting your marketing campaigns, Instagram highlights are incredibly versatile and can be used by businesses in countless verticals. 2: Share Your Reviews in Instagram Highlights Like @artifactuprising.

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. Imagine a Starbucks patron is reading a review in the free version of the New York Times about a Chardonnay and suddenly their iPhone buzzes. Carefully crafting and leading the consumer experience in-store and virtually, has earned the company trust and admirable loyalty.

What is Social Proof and How to Use it In Your Marketing Strategy

Hootsuite

Social proof is why you read product reviews before buying, and ask locals for restaurant recommendations when you’re visiting a new city. Online reviews. The last time I bought something without reading a review first, it was a cup of lemonade from a roadside stand.

Why AAA Should Be Worried About Getting a C- From Me

Waxing UnLyrical

Googled “on star from verizon” (I kid you not) which took me to a PCMag review of “Hum” Saw that there are OTHER on-demand apps I could use for roadside assistance that don’t require a monthly subscription/two-year commitment ( Hum apparently does).

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. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

8 Ways To Build Backlinks In Boring Niches

Kikolani

No matter if you are doing SEO for an event website or a carpet cleaning company, there are lots of backlinks opportunities waiting for you. Share your posts on communities and social groups. You can also do a manual review. A blog, directory, forum or a news magazine?

Why Reddit Continues to be Relevant

Idaconcpts

According to Digg’s top brass, these changes were meant to bring in more revenue to the site, giving corporations and companies more control over content and more exposure for their own content.

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Association Social Media: National Business Officers Association (NBOA)

SocialFish

Our website also has a private social community, hosted by Higher Logic, called NBOA Connect. NBOA’s LinkedIn Group , Company Page and the CEO’s personal profile have some of the organization’s highest followings, but yield very little data.

This Week in Social Media – 5/8/2013

Social Media Marketing

And if you’re on Flipboard, you can get these links in the This Week in Social Media Magazine. In the automotive space, online reviews are just as influential as professional opinions for buyers. Being a community manager is more than just posting to social networks on behalf of brands.

My Obsession: The Consumption of Information

Justin Levy

In case you’re new around here, I share reviews of most of them. Magazines : I subscribe to a healthy number of magazines (affiliate links): Fast Company , Inc. I know you write reviews, but I think people would love to see what is in your complete “library&#.

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.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). Companies Struggle To Manage Social Media by MediaPost.

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How to Host a Successful Instagram Takeover in 7 Easy Steps

Hootsuite

Review their posts and Stories. Look at what other companies they’ve worked with in the past. It unifies the content posted on your company’s account, as well as your takeover host’s personal account. Perfect alignment between the host and the company.

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. Product Review. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Book Reviews.

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This Week in Social Media – 7/31/2013

Social Media Marketing

And if you’re on Flipboard, you can get these links in the This Week in Social Media Magazine , which is now available on the Web. A similar danger could be lurking for other Chinese companies who fail to account for the world outside of China.

8 Key Steps for a Successful Instagram Takeover

agora pulse

Build community. First let’s review some some basics to keep in mind when working with an influencer: A following that aligns with your target consumer : This is the most important thing to pay attention to. You wouldn’t pay for an ad in a magazine no one reads right?

25 Newsletter Content Ideas + Bonus Newsletter Idea Resources

Writtent Blog

Because magazine and newspaper editors are pros at coming up with content ideas. The same is true for your company newsletter. Employee spotlight or profile: Like executive letters, employee profiles humanize the company and help strengthen the community around your brand.

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. Ray Wang talks with MIT Sloan Management Review about how it evolves in more socially developed businesses and how social business is changing the future of work.

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. In reviewing it, it suddenly struck me.

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

Webbiquity SMM

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.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. 40 Examples Of Creatively Designed Twitter Backgrounds by Tripwire Magazine. Hint: it helps to have a community manager. 61% write at least 1 product review per month. •

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. Product Review. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Book Reviews.

How to Keep the Creative Content Spark Alive

Convince & Convert

Yes, your company blog is a marketing tool, and it needs to be relevant to your business goals. For example, the co-founder of my company once wrote about similarities between being married and being a business owner. Content creation is a fun, but challenging job.

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

SocialFish

In reviewing it, it suddenly struck me. 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.”

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. 12 Social Media Monitoring Tools Reviewed by Six Revisions.

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