Creating a Virtual Community to Build a Better Blog


There are many online communities available for your readers to reach out to, on all manner of topics – so how can you fill a need that isn’t already being taken care of out there? So naturally I have a hashtag that the runners can use to share their photos of their run.

Flash Mobs Go Social in India

Waxing UnLyrical

What the iPhone is to smart phones, flash mobs are to marketing. As organizations all over the globe try to use smart moves to attract and retain customers, the recent and ongoing turbulence in the global economy has only intensified this need.

Social Media During Emergencies

Akamai Marketing

Since I was evacuated last night, as I listened to tsunami sirens wail, huddled in my car with blankets, pillows, dog, husband and a battery charger for phone and Ipad, the glow coming off my personal devices was my outside connection with the world. If a community-based hashtag already exists as is the case with #hitsunami, then consider using that hashtag. Meanwhile the #tsunami hashtag was infiltrated with spam.

Perfecting Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 10 Social Media Best Practices


When it comes to branding, there are two strategies that work well across the majority of social media platforms: Hashtags. Hashtags aren’t just for Twitter — they’re now a social media staple, and they work across platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

6 Smart Social Media Lessons for Small Business from a Car Dealer

Socially Sorted

Do you want to learn some instantly actionable, smart social media lessons for small business? 5 Smart Social Media Lessons for Small Business from Kuni Lexus of Portland. It takes just a few minutes to grab a smart phone, film a short video and upload it.

Twitter Best in Events and Emergencies

Net-Savvy Executive

But Twitter and the hashtag make connecting with the people at the conference and those following remotely easier than ever. Relaying information from broadcast media to people without power in their homes (who were presumably using smart phones for Twitter).

50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

All you need to do is add your favourite accounts from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter … and your favourite hashtags, keywords and blogs too. Now you can search for top hashtags and find content! Typorama – beautiful typography on your phone! Time.

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10 Marketing Techniques for Content Marketers from Traditional Advertising

Writtent Blog

Traditional advertising methods, like print ads and television commercials worked incredibly well until the average consumer owned a smart phone. If the wrong phone number or a typo ends up on a magazine ad, you can’t exactly ask for a second printing. Be Really Smart.

Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

Do you have a community on the ground to support an online community? Or would you be better served to set up a community inside another social network? Hashtags. Do you have a smart phone? 15-second videos straight from your phone to Facebook, Twitter, Email. Tomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media.

32 Experts Share Their Best Blog Post Promotion Tips


Pat Flynn is a beloved thought leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses on the Smart Passive Income blog. Many of our readers check their email when they first wake up, almost always on a smart phone.

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