Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter is used (officially) in 65 of the Fortune 100 companies , 63% of small to midsized businesses, and nearly half of all B2B enterprises. As adoption skyrockets, marketers are striving to optimize their use of the world’s most popular microblogging platform.

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Why Twitter Still Matters

Direct Marketing Observations

Recently I read somewhere that the demise of Twitter is imminent and all anyone wants to talk about anymore is Foursquare and Gowalla , 2 shiny new LBS based companies that are reeling in new users by the bushel. In fact what this simply means is that those 2 aforementioned companies have merely carved out a niche for themselves in a space that Twitter doesn’t necessarily play in, though they have added an LBS type feature as of late.

Any Publicity is Good Publicity in Social Media, right?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Now the same could be said about social media – any mention of your brand is good in social media but that’s not entirely correct! Related posts: Social Media for the Boardroom At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to. Blogging Facebook PR Social Media Social Networking

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

Okay…I have to admit that I find these types of tweets mildly humorous: or It’s not that I find the pain of employees funny, but the shortsightedness of companies in their efforts to ignore new technologies always makes me wonder what they are thinking. Now, imagine two companies.

88% of Twitter Users Follow At Least One Brand

The Realtime Report

The highlights: 60% of Twitter users access the microblogging platform on mobile devices. And if not, what additional tools or stats is your company looking for before advertising on the platform? Social Media Statistics social networking statistics Twitter statistics

The Blogosphere is Thriving

Mindjumpers

It is both a way to express one’s personal interests and also widely used by companies as a way to tell personal and relevant stories related to the company and giving the brand a face. Therefore transparency is crucial as it is the case with social media in general.

Why Your Marketing Needs Real-Time Data

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Another Advertising Week in New York is upon us and so far I have seen some great presentations from companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Quantcast, comScore, and even Yahoo! However, if there is one thing that is becoming painfully clear to me is the need to be relevant to your audience – whether you are advertising to them, being social with them, or just creating the right kind of conversations about your brand. View more presentations from Networked Insights.

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Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. What percentage of Fortune 100 companies are on Twitter? and social media 19%.

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.

Social Customer Support delivers Strong ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent poll by the TSIA o f firms using social media – 68% of companies don’t know or can’t measure the ROI of social media. Which is a real shame and if that’s the case for you I would argue that you are focusing your social media efforts in the wrong place! Certainly there are tools out there to help you measure your efforts in social media but sometimes it’s not the tool’s fault it’s the business case.

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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.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. If you are officially representing your company, you’d want to create an Official Page.

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3 Golden Business Rules for Social Media Engagement

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many companies partake in this “shiny toy syndrome&# and do it all without a plan or strategy in place. With social media, an abundance of resources are at your fingertips. However, without a successful plan and any adequate preparation, your social media efforts will fail.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? How Do You Network on Different Social Sites?

Three Ways Users Can Help Keep Twitter Vibrant

Webbiquity SMM

“Dying” may be too strong a word, but the microblogging social network is clearly struggling. What Twitter offers in terms of audience building, traffic driving, customer responding, support providing, socially engaging features is unique. Be Social!

Yammer asks: What's Happening at Your Company?

Bare Feet Studios

Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > News , Productivity , Social Media , Tech Tools > Yammer asks: What’s Happening at Your Company? Yammer asks: What’s Happening at Your Company?

Apple Gets More Serious About Using Twitter, but Why it Doesn't Matter

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

First, I’m going to say kudos to Apple for trying involve themselves in the world of social media. If it was a Comcast product, you’d get a near immediate response from Frank Eliason , the company’s Director of Digital Care. Never heard of that at any other company.

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How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. Many marketers use social media regularly, whether for networking or business purposes. As a result, social platforms are a great way to publicize events in real time. Guest post by Dave Landry.

Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

For a big company account, it’s difficult to actually engage all day long (and all week long, especially if you’re a 9-5 shop). I have getting involved more and more with social media such as Facebook and Twitter for business clients and Tweet Spinner is definitely of great help.

Blogging Etiquette in the Face of a PR Pitch: What Miss Blogging.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As someone who does public relations for companies, I’m sure you carefully pick your bloggers for the pitch. Your Responsibility as a Blogger There are some social media etiquette rules that people sometimes forget to follow, I suppose.

Automatization of Digital Marketing with the Help of Services

Social Media Marketing

Some are suitable for the development of a single channel of promotion, as in the example above and some, on the contrary, are used to combine work in different social networks. Network.

57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

Dave Fleet

Over time I’ve found myself doing more and more foundational work for organizations looking to dip their toes into social media. One of the key elements of this work, in my opinion, is creating a social media policy that fits well with the organization’s goals, culture and risk tolerance. As it happens, lots of organizations publish their social media guidelines online, ready for you to review and use yourself. Social Media Policies and Guidelines. Social Media Policy.

Businesses Use Vine as a Creative Marketing Tool

Mindjumpers

The popular mobile app Vine created a new genre in social media called video microblogging. But like all other social networking platforms, businesses seize the opportunity to market themselves creatively and make an impression instantly. Company Culture Insight.

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A Review of Google Social Media Tools

Idaconcpts

Google has often been blasted for failing to understand social media and capitalize on the rise of this communication channel. Still, those same critics cannot blame the Mountain View-based search giant for not trying and, actually, may be shortchanging the company’s actual efforts.

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What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

Other than your company’s website, most mentions were likely in well-known online news sites or trade industry publication sites. The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. Social Mention. If Google Alerts had been developed with a focus on social media, this would be it.

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Trust is hard to come by these days

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So what does this mean for marketers and for major brands in an era of social media? But to me that’s a quick fix on how you get information out of the company that the general public would believe. How can you company do the same or even take it to the next level.

5 Social Media Management Tools and Services You May Not Know About Yet (But Should)

Kikolani

In this post, I’d like to introduce you to five social media tools and services I have mentioned in posts this year that have elicited that reaction and what you can (and should) be doing with them. is available on social media. 99 Social.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. But which networks are most effective for spreading the content produced? How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing?

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management

SocialFish

Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), Appropriate, effective management is the key to ensuring you get the returns for your social media marketing investments. If you have five or less social media profiles, you can use HootSuite for free.

Journalist Social Media Usage Increases, Concerns About.

Adam Sherk

Conducted with Don Bates of George Washington University, the study measures the journalists’ use of and attitudes toward social media for researching and reporting stories. The flip side to that is that not everything gleaned from monitoring social media activity is accurate or reliable.

21 Top Social Media Sites to Consider for Your Brand

Buffer Social

Whether you are a seasoned social media marketer , a marketer looking to venture into social media marketing, or a business owner looking to leverage on social media, it’s helpful to know the most popular social media sites around. Resources Social Media Marketing

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Make a Wish for Someone Else this Holiday Season (and the Power of.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing , Personal > Contest: Make a Wish for Someone Else this Holiday Season (and the Power of Blogger Outreach) Contest: Make a Wish for Someone Else this Holiday Season (and the Power of Blogger Outreach) by Tamar Weinberg on December 15, 2008 Share This is a sponsored post by Sears but the thoughts within are mine and mine alone.

Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

With Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media , the inimitable Liana “Li&# Evans has provided the definitive handbook for social media marketers. Don’t automatically assume they use the most popular social networks.

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Best Business Social Media and Blogging Guidelines

The Way of the Web

Social Media policies and guidelines are vital for every business and employee. Not only are they helpful in ensuring that everyone in a company understands what is expected of them, they can also be a way to empower your employees to feel comfortable and confident in engaging with customers or clients via social media. List of Social Media Guidelines and Policies: Company Name Document Name Link. AFP Guidelines for using social media [link] (PDF).

Improve Organizational Efficiency via Social Media-Part I

Mindjumpers

As mentioned, Hoist is a browser-based working platform build on the idea of social networks. This helps to eliminate the risk of having employees misusing resources, as well as increasing the sense of interconnectedness and social relation across the organization.

How to Craft the Perfect Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Buffer Social

Managing a social media strategy is consistently challenging for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Continually measuring your ROI and social analytics. So what does the perfect post for each social network look like? Buffer News Social Media Marketing

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How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Social Media > How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding by Tamar Weinberg on April 1, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Dan Schawbe l.

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20+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Looking for a way to monitor social media activities and results on a tight budget? Want to show the world how social you are with a cool widget on your website or blog? Social Mention. ** 5 stars. A social media monitoring tool that combines powerful features (e.g.,

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Measuring the Impact of Social Media in B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Forrester recently released a report by Laura Ramos and Augie Ray on How to Assess the Impact of Social Media in B2B Tech Marketing. While B2B marketers have been ramping up social media activities over the past 18 months, not all are seeing the outcomes they’d hoped for.

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Twitter's Retweet feature (beta)

The Marketing Blog

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. Home About In the Media Basics of Search engine optimization (SEO) Entrepreneurial resources November 11, 2009.7:19