Which social network would you quit?

Sherrilynne Starkie

If you had to quit one social network, which would it be? Six people would leave the most popular of social networks. Many people fail to find value in participating in these two networks. It’s heartwarming that a few people couldn’t bring themselves to leave any network, but none shouldn’t be the answer when choosing at least one was the object of the exercise. Related posts : Social Media Informer. The ROI of social media.

12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point. Other than some minor jockeying for position, the chart below showing the largest social networks hasn’t changed much in the past few years. And what does that mean for marketers?

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Prioritize the Top Social Networks for Your Business with These 5 Easy Steps

Pam Moore

Every marketer and business leader is faced with the challenge of where to prioritize their time and investment. How we spend our time can make or break business and marketing success. When it comes to digital marketing, social media and branding, it is no different. In my 20 years of business and marketing experience I have never heard a marketer exclaim, “I have so much time, resource & budget I don't know what to do with it.”

Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn. These include new job alerts, an alumni tool, community hashtags and company insights. SEO remains an important part of digital marketing communications practices.

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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. Please also use the “share&# button to let your networks know how they can help.

Tips and Best Practices for Enhancing Your Social Media Community

Ignite Social Media

2020 has created many challenges for the average person, but it may have created even more challenges for social media community managers across the nation. The Importance of Community Management. population uses social media. 5 Tips for Enhancing Your Social Community.

Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Social Networking Lines Get Blurred With the unprecedented growth of Facebook, it has become the largest social networking platform by far. Is this because social networking is new? I’m sure this has been going on since the early days of humans interacting and forming communities. Which of his points ring true with you with regard to your own use of social networking? Twitter-social in furthering building relationships.

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

I first got into “social media” somewhere around eight years ago – first for my own interest and then – soon after – as part of my job. Like many other people at the time, I was interested in the humanizing effect that social media could have for companies. Over the last few years, social media has evolved away from this – away from personal interaction, and towards what is increasingly push marketing. Marketing, community or both?

The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking. Later, several other websites such as Classmates.com and Friendster contributed to the development of social networking to help reach our present day scenario, where we see the domination of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Likewise, social networking is also subject to several stages of its own life cycle.

Become the Pied Piper of Community Building

Waxing UnLyrical

Communities have been around for centuries, however online communities have only been around for a few decades. According to Computerworld the first “online community” came about in 1973 when Talkomatic for the PLATO time-sharing system released a text-based group chat. Bulletin Board Systems (BBSs), finally leading us to modern day social networks. One thing that all of these have in common is the notion of community building.

Social Networking to Advance Your Career

Janet Fouts

Silicon Valley Tech Women held a panel at the shiny new SalesForce offices in downtown San Francisco entitled Leveraging Social Networking to Advance Your Career. Global Social Media Marketing, Cisco Systems. Takeaways from the discussion were many, and largely about developing a professional brand, creating real networks of people who are interested in the same topics, staying in good standing in the community and supportive of others in their extended networks.

Fad Four: 4 Social Networks You’ve Probably Forgotten About

Ignite Social Media

New social networks pop up every now and then, leading the marketing and tech blogging world to collectively proclaim it as the next big thing. In this post, I want to pour one out for the fallen warriors of social media innovation. Beyond that, it’s hard to describe, so I’ll let this video do the talking: Social media pundits pit Peach against Facebook and Twitter, speculating the network would provide serious competition.

7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks December 21st, 2010 Tweet I first heard about Amplify earlier this year; I believe it was at the January chapter meeting of IABC/DC Metro. As the year went by, I found myself playing more and more with Amplify and now it’s become one of my top three social networks.

How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress

Firebelly

It’s no secret that I’m a WordPress advocate, but I’ve just recently discovered one of the project’s most impressive features– running a social network. No, you’re not going to create the next Facebook or MySpace on a simple WordPress website, but it’s a great (and cheap) alternative to social network creation engines such as Ning or Grouply. BuddyPress markets itself as “social networking in a box.&#

Jake's Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media? Main | Are We Addicted To Social Media? » June 24, 2010 Jakes Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas Almost everyone is aware of the major social networkingwebsites in existence. But did you know there’s a social network dedicated to people who like totravel to different baseball parks?

FACE: 4 Traits To Look For When Hiring Your Social Media Community Manager

SocMed Sean

Having worked in online community management for the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of putting together some amazing teams. Whether the members of those teams were tasked with building and maintaining large corporate Intranets or running social media for Fortune 100 clients, they all required a few common traits to be successful in their efforts. Two roles, however, that are critically important are the social media community manager and the social media strategist.

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

I first got into “social media” somewhere around eight years ago – first for my own interest and then – soon after – as part of my job. Like many other people at the time, I was interested in the humanizing effect that social media could have for companies. Over the last few years, social media has evolved away from this – away from personal interaction, and towards what is increasingly push marketing. Marketing, community or both?

Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations by Meghan on May 26, 2009 As budgets and fundraising levels for non-profits get smaller, more organizations are turning to using social networking online as an essential part of their overall marketing strategy. Marketing.

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Social media is a constantly changing force to be reckoned with. It seems that just as you have a grasp on your social media strategy, something comes along that shakes it to its core. At Ignite Social Media, we are here to help you weather these changes and stay on top of the latest social trends. Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. What also changes are the ways that a parent interacts with social media.

Australia Job: Social Networking Guru

Laurel Papworth

Online Marketing & Social Networking Guru. Develop and coordinate online Marketing Strategies. Build our Social Networks. High-level experience with Facebook, Twitter and other social networking media. Creative writing skills and Marketing Ideas. In this Online Marketing role the duties are varied and will include: Copy Writing & Marketing – multiple websites, articles, PR, email newsletters.

Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

Do you have social media, digital marketing and branding problems? We have been working the past year on a game changing online social media training academy and member community to help solve your biggest problems and challenges related to social media marketing, digital marketing, and branding. I am excited to announce that TODAY we officially open the public doors to our brand new Social Profit Factor training academy and member community!

10 Reasons We All Need Community in Business and Life

Pam Moore

Do you remember the early days when you waddled thru the social media mumbo jumbo. As your knowledge deepened, community expanded and influence rose you somehow forgot those little things you once celebrated. Many who go thru this very natural life cycle of online marketing success often get so caught up in the metrics and their own personal goals that it's sometimes easy to forget about the people who got you there in the first place. Community Doesn't Happen Overnight.

Communities Create Markets: 13 Strategies To Build a Loyal Tribe of Brand Evangelists

Pam Moore

Did you know that two of the top reasons most businesses fail when it comes to online marketing and social media is lack of planning and impatience. The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. Social networks, blogs, video channels, and podcasts are about people. The true power comes in the form of community. The most powerful communities are nurtured and grown over time, not coerced or bribed.

Communities Create Markets: 13 Strategies To Build a Loyal Tribe of Brand Evangelists

Pam Moore

Did you know that two of the top reasons most businesses fail when it comes to online marketing and social media is lack of planning and impatience. The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. Social networks, blogs, video channels, and podcasts are about people. The true power comes in the form of community. The most powerful communities are nurtured and grown over time, not coerced or bribed.

B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Trust is not a new thing when it comes to marketing and communications as evidenced by one of the most awaited studies in the communications world is always the annual Edelman Public Relations Trust Barometer. Trust is not a new thing in the world of sales either – its a fact that people enjoy buying from people that they trust and in B2B Marketing part of our job is to shorten the time spent building trust so sales can have an easier time and focus on selling.

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Just Because We're Social Networking “Friends” Doesn't Mean I'll.

Almost Savvy

If this happened at a live networking event, the conversation would go something like this: “Hi. Related articles which may interest you: How Facebook Hurt My Feelings Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends Happy Holidays! Elaine Kirk said: RT @IreneKoehler: Just Because We’re Social Networking “Friends” Doesn’t Mean I’ll Go To 3rd Base With You [link] [.] I’m also happy that Karen shared the post with her community.

Adventures in Social Networking with Mom and Dad | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

As the number of multi-generational families using online social networks increases daily, so does the number of “Oh no, she didn’t!&# If this is the case when our kids or parents say something “inappropriate&# in person, imagine the widespread humiliation (and hilarity) that ensues when this all takes place on a social networking site for all of your friends to see. Ready for Yet Another Social Platform?

7 Steps to Build a Pinterest for Business Plan to Ignite Sales and ROI

Pam Moore

Pinterest is an amazing platform that surpassed more than 10 million users faster than any stand alone social network in history. Pinterest is different than some social networks though in that it requires both art and science even more so. Take a listen to the 217th episode of the Social Zoom Factor to learn the “7 Step Success Strategy to Build a Pinterest for Business Plan!” 5 Steps to Prioritize Social Networks for Business.

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Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social. Click for the replay of the Omni-Social Webinar. But this, of course, makes social community more expensive and less efficient as brands are forced to pay for Reliable Reach.

LOOKK: Community That Connects Designers With Consumers

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social media is used in different industries in different ways. We all know that London Fashion Week showcased how to use social media to its full potential with competitions, updates and photos on Facebook, Twitter and blogs. But here is a really cool community called LOOKK that connects young designers with consumers through an open social network. Similar Posts: Best Practices of Cross-Platform Social Media Marketing [presentation].

Start Your Own Google+ Community

Small Business Mavericks

Yesterday, while no one was looking, Google+ introduced Communities. Evidently, a bunch of people were looking because within minutes hundreds of new communities started appearing on the social network. As of this writing, some communities are approaching 10,000 members. Communities within the context of Google+ is a good idea. Communities is just one more aspect of that. Communities allow you to start one or join one.

The other side of Social Networking

The Marketing Blog

47 am The other side of Social Networking Jump to Comments Social networking is making a deep(er) penetration in our lives,(our? Consultants are enjoying the social-media revolution. However, a couple of bitter events, connected with Facebook and Orkut, the biggest community sites question the growth of social n/w. Young Indian teenager has lost his life and social n/w site Orkut played a big role in his death.

Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Insights using these 5 Strategies

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? As marketing leaders we must remind ourselves that behind every click, share, like, view, listen and subscribe is a person, a human being. Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way. Success in business utilizing social media and digital marketing requires both art and science.

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Extending email to social networks

Social Email Marketing

Email and social are not competing channels, so email marketing and social media marketing work well together too. Email and social simply are among the many channels which consumers now travel in. They share a fundamental power to bring people together in communities and nurture and grow those. Email marketing Social media marketing Alterian email and social SDL social networks

A digital media framework for smart marketing communications

Sherrilynne Starkie

Balancing activities across owned, earned, shared and paid media strategies is the best way to get a demonstrable return on investment (ROI) for today’s marketing and communications campaigns. How Canadians use Social Media. Canadians love social media. Marketing

How to Increase Cyber Monday and Holiday Sales with Social Media Marketing

Pam Moore

Many business and marketing leaders miss out on tapping into the power of the online shopping holidays and events to increase sales, brand awareness and most importantly connect with their audience. By tapping into the power of mobile marketing, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest you can really turn up the volume in sales and business over the holidays with your online platform, website and blog.

Humanize It: 10 Tips to Make Your Tweets More Human

Pam Moore

Are your tweets helping you grow community and nurture relationships? Are your tweets helping you increase the ROI of all of your content marketing, digital and brand marketing? Or maybe your tweets are all about you and it’s obvious you are only using social media and Twitter to blast noise about yourself. Newsflash: You can not fake relevancy or caring using social media. Social media is really no different if you think about it.

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Become a Fearless Online Community Leader

The Realtime Report

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader. Online communities are powerhouses of collaboration that demand fearless leaders to succeed. The best social managers build constituencies with purpose and a strategy for growth. Yet, with the demand for new communities and the never-ending desire to increase engagement, such best practices for moderation become overlooked. Here is how to become an effective online community leader.

THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS….

Myrland Marketing

Home About Services Social Media Speaking-Training LMA Contact Subscribe Myrland Marketing Minutes Strategic Social Media: Making Social Media Make Sense THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS… by Nancy Myrland on April 6, 2010 An interesting question was posed on a legal marketing forum of which I am a member. The question had to do with a recommendation for the most effective online social network for lawyers.

5 Ways that Social Media Marketing Software Can Fail You

Pam Moore

5 Ways that Social Media Marketing Software Can Fail You. There’s no denying that social media marketing software can be an enormous asset to businesses of all sizes, creating, publishing, and even reviewing the performance of their content easier and quicker. Many tools can help you streamline the social marketing process while making it more effective and impactful, too. Social media software can fail you. Image source: Sprout Social .