Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

During my career , I have worked for a couple of big Fortune 500 telecom companies and the challenge was always working to balance the wants and needs of the customer with the wants and needs of the shareholders. Working for any publicly-traded is a unique experience.

You Are The Company You Keep

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you keeping company with people who are successful and learning as much as you can? Misery loves company. What kind of company are you keeping? Image: Picture Perfect Pose via Flickr, CC 2.0. You Are The Company You Keep. Guest post by Nancy Davis.

Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study

The Marketing Blog

39 pm Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study Jump to Comments We recently did a study to understand how the businesses in India are using twitter. For this study we profiled 66 companies from ’9′ verticals and analysed them on different quantitative & qualitative parameters like no. Iffort Consulting , a NCR based social media consulting firm has researched the Twitter usage by companies in India.

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Bad Grammar Can Affect Your Brand, Your Career, Your Company

Firebelly

There was an article in the Australian Herald-Sun last week about how poor spelling and grammar can negatively affect your career, company, and personal brand. Photo credit: Infomatique (Flickr, Creative Commons).

How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity SMM

With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace. Other social activity and presence (Flickr, SlideShare, Wikipedia, etc.).

Making the Leap: Why Companies Struggle with Social Media

Adam Cohen

How many people at your company are trained, equipped and empowered to talk to customers? How many customers does your company have? No doubt the numbers stack up in a heavy ratio against people inside the company that are trained to engage them.

How to Fight For More Social Media Resources In Your Company

Convince & Convert

Flickr Photo by Doc_Brown. Even adorned with the latest and greatest social media management software and automation and workflow and APIs and the entire chorus line of digital marketing shiny objects, actual human beings in your company need to be at those controls.

Your Media Is Controlled By A Handful Of Companies (Yes, Even The Internet)

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" You can read his full Blog post here: 64% of Digital Ad Spend Controlled by 5 Companies. The truth (and it may be a sad truth for some) is that four companies control the majority of the advertising space online, because they control all of the traffic (people, eyeballs, etc.). flickr. What happened to The Long Tail ? What happens in a world after Here Comes Everybody ? Apparently, not much. We had a dream.

Social Media for Training Departments in Companies

Laurel Papworth

The diagrams I used are on Flickr. I was invited to speak on social media in the Enterprise by Cadre eLearning to a group of corporate training people. Here are the slides for them. Training departments and social media. View more presentations from Laurel Papworth. The key points I covered: we can use social media internally to distribute (broadcast) our own training material, or we can use community tools to create the material right through to peer to peer training.

How to Build the Ultimate Online Newsroom

Webbiquity SMM

Almost every PR pro over a certain age remembers press kits–actual physical folders stuffed with a company’s recent press releases, management bios, a corporate fact sheet, a few case studies, and maybe an article reprint or two. A link to the company blog(s). •

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Foursquare Gives Users a Holiday Gift

Mindjumpers

However, even though users seem very excited about the new features, some further updates are still requested, such as the possibility of exporting photos to Facebook and Flickr. Tweet Yesterday, Fousquare launched a new version of their service.

15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: JKönig via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Andy Field (Hubmedia) via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: marissaorton via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Tyler Durdan via Flickr, CC 2.0

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Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

Waxing UnLyrical

First, you… Image: Kate Sumbler via Flickr , Creative Commons Hold on! Bland Image: jason carlin via Flickr , Creative Commons I mean, chicken-soup-with-no-celery-or-pepper bland.

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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. Why is anyone – a person, a company – embarking on social media?

The risk of silence on your company news page or blog…

The Way of the Web

'Silence is spoken here' by Mr Kris on Flickr (CC Licence). Obviously there have already been a number of examples, such as Eurostar , but technology companies are no better.

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). And its an honour for me, as a Portuguese, to see that a portuguese company is mentioned worldwide!

Report shows social companies make more money

The Way of the Web

A new report by McKinsey shows that ‘fully networked enterprises are not only more likely to be market leaders or to be gaining market share but also use management practices that lead to margins higher than those of companies using the Web in more limited ways.’

Protecting Children from Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

Share images on Flickr. Understanding social media, becoming educated about it and learning how to use it and monitor it are things that companies of all sizes are currently wrestling with. How can you protect your children from social media?

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Shivz Photography via Flickr, Creative Commons Or, in a slightly lengthier version, “Through understanding we have better, more creative ideas, which help foster relationships between brands and people.&#

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. During May of this year, rumors surfaced about Proctor & Gamble’s Pampers causing diaper rash after the company introduced its new Dry Max product line.

Instagram Does the Two Step - And Steps In It

Social Media Marketing

It's not too long ago (okay, in social media terms, it was eons ago) that Flickr was one of the major social networks. A Timeline of Events With Marissa Mayer at the helm, it was clear that she was making Flickr a strategic priority (along with mobile and a a renewed focus on products).

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. Although not quite as simple as school’s fire drill, having a crisis plan serves the same purpose: to keep everyone in the company (including its reputation) safe.

Blogging for Grasshoppers: The Most Numerous Steps To Do The.

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: jim crossley via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: BES Photos via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Stuart Caie via Flickr, CC 2.0

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What You Can Learn About Social Media Marketing from TLC

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There was a hostage situation at the parent company, Discovery Communications, on the first of the month. I posted to Flickr and tried my best to bring it to their attention. However, many of those companies are still gripping onto the traditional roles of an earlier era.

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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. How B2B companies use real-time blog posts to get trade media exposure , from David Meerman Scott ‘s Web Ink Now.

How to Hire an Ace Blogger for Your Company: A Blueprint

ProBlogger

Image via Flickr user Brizzle Born and Bred. The first is advice for companies like ours who need to hire a blogger. A sense of who the audience for the blog was, and the voice of the company. We decided to create a writing test that was specific to our company’s blog.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

It happens in all industries, but lately I’ve seen retail companies keep their “Consumer Insight&# group focused on traditional insight like mall traffic patterns and planograms.

Are You Addicted To Empire Avenue Yet?

Koka Sexton

Part game, part ratings system, Empire Avenue works by allowing users to create a ticker inked to their activity on various social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. The company plans to make money by selling virtual luxury items.

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Enterprise 2.0 Conversations

The Marketing Blog

Conversations Jump to Comments Image by cambodia4kidsorg via Flickr Over the course of December, I have been closely following Jacob Morgan ‘s blog-posts on Social Media , emerging Enterprise 2.0 trends and the variety of issues companies face during adoption. Subscribe to Blog Updates Feedburners Stats Email Subscription My Company About Hi, I am Daksh author of themarketingblog & co-founder of Iffort, a web-strategy & digital marketing consulting firm.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #258

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Probably the most tech savvy museum in the world is Cooper Hewitt , where pal, Aaron Straup-Cope (formerly of the original Flickr team), is involved in all sorts of very cool projects reconfiguring the museum's collection into digital objects. fast company. flickr.

Preventing Social Media Spam

The Marketing Blog

53 pm Preventing Social Media Spam Jump to Comments Image by Josh Russell via Flickr Sometimes it feels really sorry to see the tactics of a select group of folks in the name of using Social media as a Conversation Medium ! Subscribe to Blog Updates Feedburners Stats Email Subscription My Company About Hi, I am Daksh author of themarketingblog & co-founder of Iffort, a web-strategy & digital marketing consulting firm. Home About In the Media Enterprise 2.0

Amazon's Beast That Is Prime, Netflix Pumps Up And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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To date, the company has held the number of people signed up to their Prime service private. Remember Flickr ? Back in 2005 the company was purchased by Yahoo! just announced that they have sold Flickr to SmugMug - another (and even older) photo sharing service. Flickr reportedly still has more than 100 million users, who post tens of billions of photos. People are genuinely excited that an independent company is taking this brand back from one of the giants.

What's Going to be Your Social Media Legacy?

Social Media Strategery

Mon, Nov 10, 2008 Social Media Image courtesy of Flickr user Douglas Staas As I sat down the other night to write another blog posting for my company’s internal social media platform, I thought to myself what would happen if I were to stop.

Amazon's Beast That Is Prime, Netflix Pumps Up And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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To date, the company has held the number of people signed up to their Prime service private. Remember Flickr ? Back in 2005 the company was purchased by Yahoo! just announced that they have sold Flickr to SmugMug - another (and even older) photo sharing service. Flickr reportedly still has more than 100 million users, who post tens of billions of photos. People are genuinely excited that an independent company is taking this brand back from one of the giants.

Google Buzz- Is there a hidden agenda?

Atom Thought

What happens if Yahoo also launches a social platform around it’s email service integrated with flickr? If you noticed, Google Buzz has already opened itself up by integrating Flickr, Picassa and twitter among other apps.So, the game has just begun, and may take a very different turn in future. Google is also quietly buying companies around emails , adserving and what have you. Now that Google has lucnhed Google Buzz, the scene is ripe for other players to get inspired.

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Everything You Need To Know About Social Media

Mindjumpers

The 42 pages long Social Media Playbook contains information and best practices on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Wikipedia, Delicious, Flickr, Google Buzz and Geosocial Networks.

12 Cloud-Based Tools to Stay Productive | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

When I was at my old company I had a large outsourced team based in the Philippines. Backupify can secure your data from a variety of services including: Flickr, Twitter, Delicious, Zoho, Google Apps/Docs, WordPress, Basecamp, Gmail, Facebook, Google Calendar, and many more.

Social Media for Non-Profits: How One Small Charity Makes it Work

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > Social Media for Non-Profits: How One Small Charity Makes it Work Social Media for Non-Profits: How One Small Charity Makes it Work by Tamar Weinberg on August 14, 2009 Share In the spirit of featuring case studies like the ones in Chapter 4 of The New Community Rules , I am going to highlight other companies that have excelled in their social media achievements.

After Hiatus, Social Media Predictions & 2009

The Marketing Blog

51 am After Hiatus, Social Media Predictions & 2009 Jump to Comments Image by Matt Hamm via Flickr Phew. Subscribe to Blog Updates Feedburners Stats Email Subscription My Company About Hi, I am Daksh author of themarketingblog & co-founder of Iffort, a web-strategy & digital marketing consulting firm. Home About In the Media Barcamp Delhi 5: Spreading the Word out ! Social Media Mercury rising up in India December 23, 2008.3:51

Gov 2.0 Jobs, Moves, and Opportunities

Social Media Strategery

Moves and Promotions Congratulations also go out to the following #gov20 champions and I wish them the best of luck in their new positions: Mark Drapeau joined Microsoft as Director of Innovative Social Engagement for the company’s U.S. Image Courtesy of Flickr User Ben Zvan.