The Challenge of Authenticity in Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been thinking about this since Shonali’s thought-provoking post a few weeks back about how to social network smartly by being yourself online. What are we really up against (against ourselves) in the way we behave on social networks?

Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Is Most Important Social Network for B2B Marketers, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. LinkedIn Is Most Important Social Network for B2B Marketers.

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Four Points to Remember When Adopting a New Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

While I haven’t given in to the craze yet, it’s impossible to ignore its meteoric rise in the world of social media, not just within our industry but in mainstream adoption. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you develop a strategy for social networks, both new and old.

The Serious Goings-On Behind The Social Networking Scene

Waxing UnLyrical

We met on someone’s blog, followed each other “home,” and now see each other on social platforms pretty much daily. It wasn’t a link to a “Join me at New Social Group.” The vibe I got via our communications on social media was just right.

Monetization: Social Network Advertising

Laurel Papworth

Social Media Monetization is becoming THE hot issue in online community chatter. Probably because companies are getting past the “why should we care?&# for every 1,000 views; social sites dragged down the average online CPM by as much as 18% over the last year.

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. As a social network, LinkedIn focuses on the business of business.

Personal Brands RULE on Social Networks

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The interactions people may have with your brand will be limited to the people they interact with from your company. Yet many companies limit the use of Social Media at work which I think is very short sighted. "Of Blocking social media sites entirely may not be a good idea.

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.

You Are The Company You Keep

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you keeping company with people who are successful and learning as much as you can? Putting on an act is not a way to get me to follow you on any social network. Misery loves company. This is true in real life as well as in social media.

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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Protecting Children from Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

How can you protect your children from social media? “I’m on top of it, I know what this social networking thing is all about&# , “My child doesn’t really use it&# , “Does it really matter? Create a network via Ning. Share images on Flickr.

Klout and Peerindex – social network loyalty cards?

The Way of the Web

and Flickr. And here’s where the loyalty card element comes in: Supermarkets and social networks: The basics of the supermarket loyalty card are pretty simple.

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Social network commerce and referrals: Rubbish in, rubbish out?

The Way of the Web

Two recent studies into social networking referrals and Facebook ecommerce left me slightly perplexed until the obvious answer smacked me in the face. The networks included ranged from Facebook and Twitter to the likes of Foursquare, Scribd and Meetup.

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. What your competitors are doing in social media.

Foursquare Gives Users a Holiday Gift

Mindjumpers

It makes Foursquare even more social than earlier – and that’s what people want! 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.

Social networks don't make students dumb

The Way of the Web

Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← Live cross-platform mobile gaming arrives Users dissatisfied with social networks – are you surprised? Tags: Digital Culture · social networks blog comments powered by Disqus Blog Partners

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

There’s one area within today’s creative industry that is not only comparatively new (when compared to more traditional disciplines), but is taking a growing foothold via a clear aptitude for maximizing effective use of the ever-expanding world of social technology.

Social Media for Training Departments in Companies

Laurel Papworth

I was invited to speak on social media in the Enterprise by Cadre eLearning to a group of corporate training people. Training departments and social media. The diagrams I used are on Flickr. 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. Social media improves staff retention (thanks again Deloittes!).

Cool Web Hosting company

The Marketing Blog

After some brain-storming I discovered a kool webhosting company called Velnetweb which seems to be one stop shop for all web hosting needs. 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. I write about Social Media and how it is being used as a conversational channel by individuals and organizations.

Are You Addicted To Empire Avenue Yet?

Koka Sexton

Empire Avenue is a stock market simulation social network game that allows users to buy and sell shares of people and websites. People can buy shares in you and you can buy shares in others, which leads to a virtual social currency that moves up and down just like a stock.

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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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101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark), but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. Rapidly growing companies?

Instagram Does the Two Step - And Steps In It

Social Media Marketing

Instagram was all the rage, and I've even heard from a number of sources that it is now one of the definitive social networks for the teen and tween demographic. It's not too long ago (okay, in social media terms, it was eons ago) that Flickr was one of the major social networks.

Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

SocMed Sean

Photo courtesy of functoruser on Flickr via Creative Commons license. If your blog is for your company or organization, maybe it’s time to find a way to connect with your customers. Photo courtesy of skpy on Flickr via Creative Commons license.

Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets To Other Platforms

SocMed Sean

Shhh… photo courtesy of Sarah G on Flickr via Creative Commons license. Recently, Twitter has been behaving pretty anti-socially with their data. Needless to say, a lot of people are pretty miffed about this behavior from one of the big social media companies.

Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn

Adam Cohen

LinkedIn, one of the established social networks, is making strides in advancing how businesses can leverage the platform to engage followers. This week LinkedIn launched two new products that allow companies to more effectively engage the followers they have.

What You Can Learn About Social Media Marketing from TLC

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The first week of September was difficult for American cable network TLC. 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. It’s social media.

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6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity SMM

Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism. It’s true that social media remains in many ways a sort of wild west. Social media is the new PR.

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

SocMed Sean

If you’re there to contribute and enjoy the company of other people, great. 'two face' courtesy of Broderick on Flickr via Creative Commons license.

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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). The more popular one is A Digital Nativity , but A Social Network Christmas is fun to watch as well.

Social Media Stock Talk: Five Reasons to Buy Facebook

Waxing UnLyrical

The biggest news in the history of social media took place Friday when Facebook had its IPO, becoming the biggest social name ever to join the public market. Sure, GM got off of there , but GM can afford TV block time and is hardly a surefire fit for general social media advertising.

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5 Reasons Linkedin is Boring in a Good Way

Convince & Convert

Anthony Juliano is the Vice President of Marketing and Social Media Strategy at Asher Agency , a Midwest-based marketing strategy firm. Anthony speaks and writes about a variety of social media and marketing topics, with a specific focus on LinkedIn.

5 Reasons Linkedin is Boring in a Good Way

Convince & Convert

Anthony Juliano is the Vice President of Marketing and Social Media Strategy at Asher Agency , a Midwest-based marketing strategy firm. Anthony speaks and writes about a variety of social media and marketing topics, with a specific focus on LinkedIn.

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. People are the fuel behind social media, which is really just tools and tactics.

10 Words And Phrases Social Media Pros Should Help Their Clients Understand

SocMed Sean

Below is a list of 10 terms that I think social media pros use or focus on that sometimes confuse our clients. Help your client understand that their social media efforts can not be measured by a single number or a website. Social can do both.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website?

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How Often Do Ethical Questions Impact Your Social Media Efforts?

Adam Cohen

Over the course of the last week, while working on social media initiatives for several clients, the following questions or situations came up: A client missing an opportunity to engage in a conversation (coupled with desire of agency team members to respond). Photo credit: swiv via flickr.

The New Wave of Online Brand Management

Social Media Marketing

Prior to the rise of social networks, online brand management solely focused on common SEO techniques such as keywords, content, and proper HTML code. A company can no longer rely only on SEO to provide proper online brand management if they wish to survive in the online world.

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On Facebook and the Death of Etiquette

Adam Cohen

Email etiquette arguably doesn’t exist – in a business context, companies have a culture around when people turn to email and when they don’t. Photo credit: fdmount via flickr. How Often Do Ethical Questions Impact Your Social Media Efforts? (8).

How to Write a Social Media Policy

Webbiquity SMM

Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Because virtually 100% of companies are now involved in social media—whether they acknowledge it or not. If no one else is discussing a company, its employees almost certainly are. Social sharing sites (e.g.

This Week in Social Media – 5/29/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep our wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs.

This Week in Social Media – 5/15/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep our wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs.

This Week in Social Media – 5/1/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs.