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5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Social Media Bootcamp: Facebook For Business | Main | The New Dork - Entrepreneur State of Mind » March 05, 2010 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader. As it escalates, however, it unlocks opportunities that are commensurate with the community’s assessment of its value.

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5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week

Firebelly

Hart "Show The Love" Facebook Sweepstakes | Main | YouTube Tuesday: Digital Ethnography » February 26, 2010 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader. Facebook Secures Patent for News Feed By Ben Parr A new patent awarded to Facebook this week could have some big implications for the entire social media industry.

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Google Spreadsheets Update: Blessing in Disguise for Marketers…

The Marketing Blog

While scanning through the feeds in my ‘RSS Feed Reader’ , I discovered an interesting update in Google Spreadsheets. Home About In the Media India’s Buzziest Media Brand Condolence February 20, 2008.3:10 10 pm Google Spreadsheets Update: Blessing in Disguise for Marketers… Jump to Comments Web-based productivity tools have been around for quite a while, but their usage and focus has primarily been limited to a very niche audience.

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Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities I’d like to use this blog post to step out of our social-networking-for-business mentality and talk a little bit about using social networking for special causes. More here: Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities … [.]

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Moderation: Protecting Your Brand in a Social World

Justin Levy

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader. Tags: announcements community miscellaneous social media moderation webinar Have you been curious, and even possibly confused, by moderation? Not sure whether you should be implementing a moderation strategy? Do you even know what online moderation is?

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12 Reasons Your Business Needs a Social Media Marketing Program.

Saying It Social

Own your brand’s social presence: If you don’t create official channels online, it’s only a matter of time before your customers/clients do it for you and create their own profiles and communities around your brand. Be sure to build trust by adding value to the community consistently over time. Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials 12 Reasons Your Business Needs a Social Media Marketing Program YESTERDAY 1.

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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. also gathering intelligence via their rankings on top social sites and by stumbling upon new items in my feed reader. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Community Management/Engagement.

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My Interview with Restaurant Business Magazine

Justin Levy

If we managed to peak your interest and you wanted to read more about what we’ve down as a small business to build our community and increase sales at the restaurant using social media, you can find more here and here. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader.

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Dealing with Social Media Rejection | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Every social network has some type of “follow&# or “friend&# feature that allows you to build communities on those networks. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader.

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It’s Not About the Platform

Justin Levy

Others want to debate which has the most active community. Whether or not I decide to experiment and transfer this blog will not be done because it is right or wrong, it will be done because of my desire to create content and deciding the type of content that I want to provide to the community at-large. Do research on the pros, cons and how each compares, decide what you want for yourself and your community and then experiment for a while with each platform.

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Finding Fresh Voices

Justin Levy

I have been seeking out fresh voices in two main ways: Google Reader – A few days ago I went through all of my feeds, analyzed the stats and unsubscribed from blogs that weren’t providing value to me any more. I then reviewed what blogs my community were often sharing content from and did some searches around specific topics that I want to dive deeper into over the next few months.

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The 9 Deadly Sins of Facebook Pages and Their Administrators

Justin Levy

As with any aspect of your marketing, if not done with thoughtfulness and some planning, just setting up your Facebook Page could become disastrous, frustrating and lead to abandoning something that could be a powerful way to build and connect with your community. Make it about your community and you’ll find that you will reap far more benefits. Create custom content that’s specific for your Facebook community.

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4 Essential Ways To Spy On The Competition

Small Business Mavericks

The best way to do that is to subscribe to their RSS feeds, or you can subscribe by e-mail. It’s best to create a folder in your news feed reader and put all competitor blogs in that folder. Join community forums – Your competitors are hanging out in the top forums that serve your niche. Performing research on the competition is an essential part of marketing. That’s true for online marketers as well as traditional marketers.

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Realizing the Value of Time

Justin Levy

Tell a story, illicit emotion and give your community a reason to share your content. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader. An underlying theme of some of my recent posts have been the value of time. One of the main reasons why meetings are broken are because they take too much time and distract you from what is important.

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Start With a Bang – Things You can Do to Set Yourself up For Your Best Year of Blogging Yet!

ProBlogger

How many readers you’d like to end the year with. From blog posts to return emails, socila media, mailouts, anything that can be automated without p **g your readers off, should be automated. Don’t farm out your authenticity, sense of community, or personality. Could Marketing Automation Be Hurting Your Blog-Reader Relationships? After that, I would have a look for a couple of funny things that my readers would like that suit my brand and personality.

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Capturing One Day of Your Life

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Capturing One Day of Your Life Written on July 7, 2010 by Justin Levy in community , video 0 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. This is a cool concept and it will be interesting what the response from the community will be.

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Start With a Bang – Things You can Do to Set Yourself up For Your Best Year of Blogging Yet!

ProBlogger

How many readers you’d like to end the year with. From blog posts to return emails, socila media, mailouts, anything that can be automated without p **g your readers off, should be automated. Don’t farm out your authenticity, sense of community, or personality. Could Marketing Automation Be Hurting Your Blog-Reader Relationships? After that, I would have a look for a couple of funny things that my readers would like that suit my brand and personality.

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Sharing Content in Another Stream

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. On a daily basis I will generally run through between 400-800+ feeds. Realizing that a majority of you don’t follow my Google Reader feed or may use a different feed reader, I wanted to provide another option for you to access those articles.

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Help Bring Noor and Ramsay Home | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. But, now, Colin is turning to the community for help in bringing awareness to the situation. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader. Thanks to you and many within your community that brought this to all of our attention.

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It’s Not About the Platform

Justin Levy

Others want to debate which has the most active community. Whether or not I decide to experiment and transfer this blog will not be done because it is right or wrong, it will be done because of my desire to create content and deciding the type of content that I want to provide to the community at-large. Do research on the pros, cons and how each compares, decide what you want for yourself and your community and then experiment for a while with each platform.

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It’s Not About the Platform

Justin Levy

Others want to debate which has the most active community. Whether or not I decide to experiment and transfer this blog will not be done because it is right or wrong, it will be done because of my desire to create content and deciding the type of content that I want to provide to the community at-large. Do research on the pros, cons and how each compares, decide what you want for yourself and your community and then experiment for a while with each platform.

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It’s Not About the Platform

Justin Levy

Others want to debate which has the most active community. Whether or not I decide to experiment and transfer this blog will not be done because it is right or wrong, it will be done because of my desire to create content and deciding the type of content that I want to provide to the community at-large. Do research on the pros, cons and how each compares, decide what you want for yourself and your community and then experiment for a while with each platform.

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It’s Not About the Platform

Justin Levy

Others want to debate which has the most active community. Whether or not I decide to experiment and transfer this blog will not be done because it is right or wrong, it will be done because of my desire to create content and deciding the type of content that I want to provide to the community at-large. Do research on the pros, cons and how each compares, decide what you want for yourself and your community and then experiment for a while with each platform.

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The 9 Deadly Sins of Facebook Pages and Their Administrators

Justin Levy

As with any aspect of your marketing, if not done with thoughtfulness and some planning, just setting up your Facebook Page could become disastrous, frustrating and lead to abandoning something that could be a powerful way to build and connect with your community. Make it about your community and you’ll find that you will reap far more benefits. Create custom content that’s specific for your Facebook community.

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The Most Profitable Year of My Life, Thanks to Google [Webinar Replay]

Viper Chill

A few weeks ago I did my first ever Webinar in the marketing world after being asked to speak to members of a community called Link Club. If you’re reading this in your inbox or a feed reader, click here to go to the post. This is 80% of what I spoke about on that live webinar, replayed for you here in a new video.

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Bain Capital Ventures Launches an Innovation Center | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Bain Capital Ventures Launches an Innovation Center Written on July 13, 2010 by Justin Levy in community , entrepreneur , innovation , networking 1 Comment - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed.

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Daddy Bloggers and Technology Collide to Form the digidads

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. You can track each of these projects on the dads’ blogs as well as on the DigiDads Community that Sony has set up. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader.

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Checking and Recalibrating Your Goals

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader. David Seah, a designer whose work I love, came up with this concept and we liked it so much, we adopted it for our coaching community.]

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The 9 Deadly Sins of Facebook Pages and Their Administrators

Justin Levy

As with any aspect of your marketing, if not done with thoughtfulness and some planning, just setting up your Facebook Page could become disastrous, frustrating and lead to abandoning something that could be a powerful way to build and connect with your community. Make it about your community and you’ll find that you will reap far more benefits. Create custom content that’s specific for your Facebook community.

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11 Steps to Developing a Digital Crisis Communications Plan

Justin Levy

In business we need to think more like Navy Seals and train for situations that could endanger our community, our customers, our partners and our vendors. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader. What separates an elite military group such as the Navy Seals from others? They train non-stop. They train for every situation imaginable.

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The Growth of Demand Discovery

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. During the Discovery phase the brand lets go of the conversation and hands it to the community. Talk about your progress, what your creating, create a community of believers. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader.

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Coca-Cola's Happiness Machine | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Coca-Cola has been garnering a lot of applause from the social media community as of late, first, with the release of their 3 page social media policy and now with this. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader.

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How Social Media ROI is like Santa Claus

Saying It Social

The advice that gets the most votes by 5pm ET on July 23rd wins an iPad and more importantly to me, some pretty nice recognition in the social media community. Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How Social Media ROI is like Santa Claus I entered this contest where I had to post “sweet&# advice about social marketing.

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Collaborating and Investing in Green Innovations | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Several major corporations have begun developing communities and collaborating to advance environmentally friendly innovations. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader.

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Facebook Marketing: Now Available! | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. With all the described options, you learn that one of the best uses of Facebook for your business is through the development of communities. Chapter 9, “Using Facebook to Develop Communities,&# teaches you how you can use Facebook to develop communities.

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Gary Vaynerchuk Treats People Like Goldfish

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Gary Vaynerchuk Treats People Like Goldfish Written on August 18, 2009 by Justin Levy in community , gary vaynerchuk , networking , social media , video 8 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. I bet if you were just cruising through your tweets or feeds, this probably caught your eye huh?

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My Obsession: The Consumption of Information

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. The books I read are typically business books but I also love biographies and anything that provides the reader a behind-the-scenes view. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader. Also, how do you deal with info overload and having a rss reader that seems way too much?

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Dusting Off

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. When I’m actually home for a weekend, I’ve been spending it over at my steakhouse where we continue to be fortunate that the community chooses us as their restaurant of choice for a romantic evening out. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader.

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The Audacity to Win Video Review | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking The Audacity to Win Video Review Written on November 12, 2009 by Justin Levy in books , business , business strategy , community , politics , presidentobama , reviews , social media strategy , video 9 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed.

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The Aduacity to Win Video Review

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking The Audacity to Win Video Review Written on November 12, 2009 by Justin Levy in books , business , business strategy , community , politics , presidentobama , reviews , social media strategy , video 9 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed.

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Twitterville Video Book Review

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. But, what it does do is tell you stories about how Twitter has been used to form communities, trust and relationships. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader. I just finished The New Community Rules by Tamar Weinberg and thought that was an excellent book.

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Are You an Irregular Blogger?

Janet Fouts

Every successful blogger or blogging coach will tell you it’s important to blog regularly to maintain the interest of your readers. It can be disappointing to go through your feed readers and see that many of the feeds have not been updated recently. I delete a blog from my reader if it doesn’t update enough. This just encourages community discussion and give a wider point of view on the subject at hand.

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Social Media Marketing in the Restaurant Business

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. As our online presence became stronger and we developed a more engaged community, we began to rank for prime keywords that we targeted as being important for our restaurant to drive business through search results. We monitor offline conversations through anecdotal interactions we have with our community and inferred through the continued increase in new customers and increased sales.