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Every Communicator Needs a Real Camera

Geoff Livingston

I would tell you use both a camera and a creative commons licensing site. In doing so we provide extended access to the events through our communities. Photography 4/3 Chicago creative commons DSLR media micro photography smartphone Sun-Times Visual A ton of data out shows the incredible impact visual media makes on engagement rates. Don’t kid yourself.

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10 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great


The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. And then after you reach an acceptable, beefy threshold – that’s when you start to sculpt your community. A solution: Take the time to identify potential members that already exhibit a passion for the topic around which your community is built. Your community manager is an outsider.

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Martin LaBar via Flickr, Creative Commons And even many non-Christians will be relaxing, perhaps joining in the revelry (as many of my friends did when I was growing up in India). What all these stories have in common is that they all have a more-or-less related theme, which is essentially how and why to live a good life. What do they have in common? Jesus.

9 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great


The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. And then after you reach an acceptable, beefy threshold – that’s when you start to sculpt your community. A solution: Take the time to identify potential members that already exhibit a passion for the topic around which your community is built. Your community manager is an outsider.

Social Media Community Manager's Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Hi Folks, do you work as an Online Community Manager? Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming.

Is Our PR Community Part of the New Pittsburgh or the Old One?

Social Media Strategery

Creative Commons image from Flickr user Slackley. The most creative work comes out of the big agencies because they can afford the talent,” they say. Where’s the PR, advertising, and marketing community in all of that? And I think there’s a whole lot people here in the Pittsburgh PR community who feel the same way. And people around the country are taking notice.

The difference between an audience and a community in new media

Akamai Marketing

Creative Commons Photo by Daehyun Park. Two of those words are “audience&# and “community.&# The maestro directs, he coaxes, he makes the orchestra the best it can be, that’s what a good community manager’s job as well. Why should you care if you have community vs. audiences? Interested in a community vs. an audience? Guess what?

Resources for Small Staff Associations


CC Search lets you search images with Creative Commons licenses across a number of different sites. Driving Participation Podcast –Great podcast by Beth Brodovsky of Isis Creative. Cool Social Tools Featured From the Trenches Implementation Nimble Nonprofit Open CommunityThis post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ————-. Here it is.

How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Also… Image: Thom Watson via Flickr, Creative Commons OK, I’ll stop now, I can see you rolling your eyes, going, “Come on, act your age.&# They’re doing such a good job of it, that they’re getting their customers and community to tell their stories for them. I actually have a bunch of them. There’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, of course.

How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons Since Google Instant’s launch just over a month ago, digital marketers have been scrambling to figure out how search engine marketing strategies might need to change. Others have speculated than shorter searches will dominate longer, more specific (long tail) searches. What does Google Instant mean for non-profit organizations? Yahoo!

The Psychology of Sharing


Hipster sharers, for example, are known to have a trademark as being young, popular and creative. They are a type of sharer that is less likely to use email to share with their online community. This Connector sharer is connecting with her online community! . How often do you find yourself sharing news with your followers on social media? What type of sharer will you be?

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

'Angry bird puts a lid on it' courtesy of etee on Flickr via Creative Commons license If you’re engaged in social media for either personal or professional purposes (and if you’re reading this, I’m betting you are), there’s an important skillset and rule that you might want to think about: The art of not replying. But don’t be a troll. Prove it.

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25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?

SocMed Sean

Only posting promotional posts/tweets/articles and never engaging in a 2-way dialog with your community. Social channels who keep changing things, even though their community likes them the way they are (hint, hint Facebook!) A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? What’s yours? So…here they are.

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: betsyjean79 via Flickr , Creative Commons Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Design, Digital, TV, Radio, Podcasts, Blogging, Social Networks, Newsfeeds, Affiliate Marketing, Web TV, SEO… Creative industries have evolved just as the environments, mediums, consumers and needs of our clients have evolved over time. How many heads? That’s what we do.&#

Simply The Best

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: sahmeepee via Flickr , Creative Commons The Best means that you are indubitably, unequivocally, indisputably the best in who you are, what you do, and what you stand for, no matter who – or what – else you are compared with, or what others might be exposed to. Anywhere. Any time. Across any industry. Or time zone. That you are a law unto yourself. pts Settings.

Conch and Drum

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Arindam Bhattacharjee via Flickr, Creative Commons If I were back in Kolkata, I’d be hearing conchs and drums from dusk till dawn. I’d be visiting puja “ pandals &# – essentially massive tents artfully constructed from bamboo and cloth, one more elaborate than the other, housing elaborate idols, each more marvelous than the next. Conchs. Drums. Demons.

Weekly Roundup: The Holly And The Ivy

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Cornelia Kopp via Flickr, Creative Commons My husband is… well, I’m not quite sure what he’s doing, but he’s probably puttering around happily (that’s what married couples do, we putter companionably). Christmas music is playing in my house. Three dogs are in various stages of somnolence, on various pieces of furniture. (I “ Dog beds? sari.

Kpop Lessons: Handling Defamation Through Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: twchoi11 via Flickr , Creative Commons Though I wouldn’t consider myself as devoted as some fan clubs. The rumors about Tablo’s supposed forgery were spread by two online communities: “We Urge Tablo to Tell the Truth,&# or TaJinYo , and “A World Where Common Sense is the Truth,&# or SangJinSe. Your lawsuit v. pts Settings. Wanna Subscribe?

So What Will You Have For Lunch?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Ranjit Bhatnagar via Flickr , Creative Commons And thanks to , I can share it with you. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali So What Will You Have For Lunch? October 23rd, 2010 Tweet I can still remember my first tweet. How unbelievably ridiculous. Or pathetic.

Talking The Social Media Walk

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Lars Plougmann via Flickr, Creative Commons Really, if you just read through the comments, there’s your follow-up blog post… but since I promised you one, you’re getting one. Image: Aftab Uzzaman via Flickr, Creative Commons It’s why I wrote about networking with a twist a while back. A Burke always, always keeps her promises! Interesting.

Weekly Roundup: Paloozas And Palominos

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Derrick Coetzee via Flickr , Creative Commons Seems to me both are somewhat extraordinary, perhaps exaggerated and possibly exciting. A palomino is “ a coat color in horses, consisting of a gold coat and white mane and tail.&# In other words, something very unusual. The PRapalooza recap (and show) from Joe Hackman’s Building Bridges podcast. Smart. pts Settings.

Social Media: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Myrland Marketing

If it’s Google+, we have our Circles and Communities that welcome us. We need to share blog posts in our communities. We need to join Communities in our areas of expertise on Google+. Photo Credit to Wikipedia under a Creative Commons License. FIND AND BE FOUND. Typically, it’s broken down like this: Goal: What I want or need to accomplish. Media.

The Value Of A Fire Drill

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Stephen Korecky via Flickr , Creative Commons I was finger painting in kindergarten and having a good ole time. No doubt I was probably doing what I thought to be a rendition of Hong Kong Phooey or the Lone Ranger (both great heroes in their own right, in my humble opinion). And of course, then came the questions from my mom: “What happened to your clothes?” pts Settings.

Grow Your Business with Social Listening

Spin Sucks

Link Listening to Build Community One of my favorite social listening techniques is “link listening” on Twitter. As a Spin Sucks reader and amplifier, you have instant commonality and connection with everyone listed in this search, and therefore provides a great group for networking and engaging. These “micro-communities” of content sharers have their own “digital DNA.”

API 124 Announces Nonprofit Program


Organizations eligible for the program have a declared charitable or philanthropic mission to benefit communities that could include, but not limited to providing relief to the poor, advancing civil society, delivering education, preserving culture, restoring the environment, and championing human rights. ” Sorry. More info on eligibility here , and have a look at here.

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

Company monitors conversations to determine whether the messaging is resounding with the prospect or the community. –Sean Photo Credit: Social Media Tools via Gloria Bell at under Creative Commons license. No…I haven’t gone off the radar. If you recall, Salesforce purchased Radian6 a while back and recently announced that they purchased Buddy Media.

[Cool Infographic Friday] FIFA World Cup – the only infographic that matters


Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Cool Infographic Friday] The Ultimate Guide to Creative Commons [Cool Infographic Friday] A Brief History of Caps Lock [Cool Infographic Friday] 5 Reasons To Teach Your Kid To Code [Cool Infographic Friday] Bourbon v Whisky. photo credit ). Potluck

The Social Media Train – is it too late to catch it?

Akamai Marketing

Studies show that even big businesses aren’t taking full advantage of the opportunities in social media – this gives the rest of the business community a real opportunity. The community has spoken, it may be time for a renaissance of small and medium businesses. Image courtesy of under Creative Commons. Good news! Its OK. Get started.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Game of Tech Thrones


Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Oh.Em.Gee. This one is awesome. Can’t stop laughing. by vasundhara. ——— ( photo credit ). Debunking the Hype Potluck

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

This list also includes policies called; Staff blogging policies, enterprise social network guidelines, Employee Blogging Policies, Staff engagement in online communities, and so on. For example, if I trashtalk Widget company, a community member might point out I am a competitor and then send me to my own companies public guidelines. Managing staff who participate in social networks.

Rules of Engagement


As your association’s community and/or social media manager you spend a lot of time online bouncing between the association’s sites and its third party websites. Your association has its own terms of service and user agreements for its website, blogs, private online community and any other online offerings. One of your many tasks is to keep track of these various terms of service.

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Developers: Use Your Skills In The Fight Against Diabetes!

SocMed Sean

Photo courtesy of RRix on Flickr via Creative Commons. Bring together a group of smart, talented individuals to help the diabetes community in their fight against this disease. I am a sucker for a challenge…almost to a fault. I just can’t walk away from a good opportunity to wrap my brain around a problem. I'm a sucker for a good whiteboarding session. Excited?

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Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

Facebook, on the other hand, has a customer community who is primarily focused on sharing personal updates with their friends and family. –Sean *Wall Street image courtesy of ToonariPost on Flickr via Creative Commons. Working for any publicly-traded is a unique experience. In the case of telecom, rarely did that match up. With a share price hovering around $25.00 Cheers!

Free Comic Book Day – May 3


Comic shops will pass out comics for free on May 3 rd , and also host community events such as costume contests, drawings by guest artists, creator signings, raffles, door prizes, photos with costumed characters, and other community building activities throughout the day. Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 3 rd , 2014 . Canada, and worldwide! Related articles across the web.

[Artomatic Diaries] Getting started with Twitter branding and follow strategy


Artomatic’s mission: Artomatic works to strengthen the artist community; build an audience for that community and helps focus attention on the use of temporary space for its events and the community of artists. Artomatic embraces all cultural stakeholders to collaborate in the temporary transformation of vacant space into an arts-driven creative place. Yay!

50+ Social Media Comics And Cartoons For Use Your Presentations

SocMed Sean

” You can find the specifics of my Creative Commons usage license in the right sidebar on any page on my blog, and as long as you make that attribution, I permit anyone to use the comics, even for commercial purposes. The Social Media Timesink Keeping In Contact With Your Online Community What Should Your Metrics Be Telling You About Your Blogging and Social Media Strategy?

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post


Search Flickr for photos with a Creative Commons license. Content Strategy for Associations Awesome Nonprofit Social Media Decks from #14NTC BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups Five Web Design Trends to Watch 3 Reasons Why Content Marketing Doesn’t Work for Associations Community Management Fundamentals. Write an attention-grabbing title.

Social Media Network / Online Reputation Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Monday, June 7, 2010 Social Media Network / Online Reputation Management Why Online Reputation Management is suggested: Online Reputation Management, ORM, is the practice of managing your business reputation with your online community of stakeholders within the online media space.

Common Creativity: Understanding the Rules and Rights Around “Free” Images on the Web


Image by Jayel Aheram, licensed under Creative Commons Sites offering free copyright images are gaining in popularity throughout the blogging and web design communities alike, but they are by no means created equal. Enter: the world of Creative Commons licenses. Common Creativity: Understanding the Rules and Rights Around “Free” Images on the Web.

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Why The Term “Social CRM” Is Just STUPID!

SocMed Sean

Photo by Andres Rueda on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons For those of you who don’t know what CRM stands for, it’s Customer Relationship Management and it’s a term often used by software vendors like to describe their products. There are a LOT of idiotic corporate terms out there. Social CRM. Creepy. Let me repeat that. ALL CRM IS SOCIAL.