LinkedIn Engagement Continues to Rise, According to Parent Company Microsoft's Latest Update

Social Media Today

LinkedIn engagement continues to rise, according to the latest insights from parent company Microsoft

Microsoft’s new logo

Sherrilynne Starkie

For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft, one of the world’s most pervasive brands has revealed a new logo. The company says it’s the perfect time for a change as it prepares to release new versions of nearly all of its products. Microsoft’s New Logo.

Laying Off Microsoft

Jason Yormark

There was no question really when Microsoft offered. I put in four amazing years with Microsoft Advertising and made life long friends in the process. I never imagined Microsoft would lay anyone off, but the economy had other plans. It wasn’t fair to me or Microsoft.

10 Company and Product Branding Tips from Microsoft

Convince & Convert

At Rival IQ, we see tens of thousands of companies, products, and people come through our system. One thing I’ve noticed is very few companies are doing a good job at both their corporate and product-level branding across social media channels.

Microsoft’s Future in Digital Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Over the weekend I got to meet with Romi Mahajan the World Wide Director of the Digital Marketing Platform Group at Microsoft. I was really surprised and excited to learn that Microsoft is taking the Digital Marketing place very seriously since they are one of the largest players in the space!

Me & Microsoft: Round 2

Jason Yormark

Especially when the reason you moved across the country was to work for the company. That day will be March 15th when I start my new role as a Senior MVP Lead for Microsoft Office. Very much a community management type of role managing the relationships with Microsoft Office MVPs.

Microsoft Sitcom Coming? Microsoft Registers MicroSitcom Domains

Bill Hartzer

As you might know by now, one of the things that I follow on a regular basis is the domain names that companies register. Quite often, when companies register domain names, they’re related to upcoming products, services, or other future plans that the company has.

Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Long time friend and well respected CMO buddy of mine Romi Mahajan is leaving Microsoft to join Metavana. Q: So social sentiment analysis is a big debate and quite the rage now, with new companies and new approaches cropping up frequently.

Apple vs Microsoft: Tablet Market Clash between iPad and Windows 8

Idaconcpts

Microsoft has already previewed its ARM compatible Windows 8 and a dedicated app store called the Windows Store for it. But when it comes to Windows 8, iPad may be grounded on the fact that Microsoft’s firmware is more enterprise friendlier and innovative.

Microsoft Files DMCA Takedown Request, Claims Microsoft is Infringing on Copyright

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft filed a DMCA ( Digital Millennium Copyright Act ) request with Google. Microsoft. Yes, Microsoft filed a DMCA takedown request last week with Google, asking Google to remove Microsoft.com and Microsoftstore.com from the Google index.

Microsoft Buys 26 Contosoyams Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft is up to something. I’m not sure what, but I am really curious as to why Microsoft recently registered 26 domain names at once: all related to the word contosoyams.

Microsoft Will Be Bigger Than Apple, Amazon & Google (But Not Walmart)

Forbes Social Media

Microsoft can become the largest technology company in the world -- even bigger than Amazon, Apple and Google -- by dominating the converging consumer/corporate product/service market while building on its already ubiquitous technology infrastructure

Microsoft Fails to Renew Engyro Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft failed to renew the domain name Engyro.com recently when it came up for renewal. Here are other domain names that Microsoft did not renew on April 7, 2014: diagram.biz. I especially like these domain names, which I am surprised that Microsoft failed to renews.

Microsoft Acquires Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

In an interesting move that might indicate an upcoming acquisition or a major project in the works, Microsoft has acquired 47 domain names related to Synsup Labs. Here is the list of domain names related to Synsuplabs that Microsoft has quietly acquired today: synsuplabs01.com.

Did Microsoft Just Buy Vericen.com, a Typo Domain of Verizon?

Bill Hartzer

Did Microsoft just register a domain name that is a typo (a typo domain) of Verizon? I know this might be a stretch, but I am really curious about one of the domain names that was just registered, and was set up on Microsoft’s name servers: vericen.com.

Microsoft is Finally Achieving What it Set Out to Do With Passport - the Key is Consistency

Stay N' Alive

Back in the year 2000, before "the cloud" was even a marketing term, Microsoft launched a product known as "Passport", a product touted to be the end-all-be-all of identity services that developers could integrate into their products for identity and storage of personal information.

There Are Only 2 Good Scientists Left at Microsoft Now

Bill Hartzer

Well, apparently there are only two good scientists left at Microsoft now. That is, if you’re looking at the good scientist domain names that Microsoft still owns. Microsoft failed to renew four domain names recently: goodscientist.net.

[Interview] How Microsoft Uses Social Analytics, And How You Can Too

Audiense

Ben Donkor is a social media analyst at Microsoft, and is adamant about the importance of social media analytics for all businesses. Ben Donkor , Microsoft Audiense: What does the role of social media analyst entail at Microsoft? — Microsoft UK (@MicrosoftUK) May 24, 2016.

Update: Microsoft’s Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Last month I first discovered that Microsoft had secretly acquired 47 domain names related to a brand called “Synsup Labs&#. Now, about a month later, the total count of domain names related to Synsup Labs that Microsoft owns is an even 50, and each of those domain names have been set to resolve to their own name server. I can only speculate as to what Microsoft’s plans are for these domain names–and why they would set up a name server for each unique domain name.

Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Recently I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social.

Pinterest Sweepstakes Microsoft Mouse Design: Case Study With BJ O'Hare

Diva Marketing Blog

Pinterest, the darling of food and fashion pinners, is on a hyper growth slope with brands that at first glance have nothing to do with "life style" e.g. business-to-business, technlogy, software, finance, miliatry, staffing companies and more. Microsoft Hardware Blog.

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon And Facebook Own Huge Market Shares = Technology Oligarchy

Forbes Social Media

The largest companies in the world are technology companies and the largest technology companies own huge market shares in their spaces. In fact, their market shares are growing. All this spells technology oligarchy. Good or bad

What Does it Mean When Social Media Companies Can’t Survive?

Direct Marketing Observations

Both companies had traffic and users, and both applications were free, but the problem was, they could not figure out how to make a living off of a social utility. Sure we’ve had a ton of companies that have gone belly up , but what does it mean today?

“K” is King in Brand and Company Naming

Waxing UnLyrical

Having a great company and product name adds to market appeal and most likely has had a direct affect on the company’s million dollar sales record. CocaCola, Microsoft, General Electric, Nokia, McDonalds, Hewlett-Packard). “K” is King in Brand and Company Naming.

This Isn’t the Microsoft it Used to Be – My Full Circle Journey and Why I’m Back Again

Stay N' Alive

You may remember my scathing blog post denouncing my Xbox 360 and swearing I was leaving Microsoft. The fact is Microsoft used to create junky hardware and software, and being big and experiencing growing pains they got lazy and stopped competing in a lot of the consumer market. I hate the old Microsoft. For the first time in my life, being the company that got me into programming, I didn’t want to go back. Enter the new Microsoft. Image via CrunchBase.

Comparison of 100 Top Companies on Social Business and Corporate Culture

Convince & Convert

Whether it’s Charlene Li’s Open Leadership , The NOW Revolution from Amber Naslund and me, Humanize from Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter , Smart Business, Social Business from Michael Brito , or Olivier Blanchard’s Social Media ROI , there is a chorus postulating that people make your company social, not tools and technology. For each of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, I matched up their Social Business Index ranking (where applicable).

Will Microsoft and Xbox rule online identities in the future?

The Way of the Web

A really interesting Microsoft internal team video has appeared on the web, showing the ambition of the Windows Gaming Experience team for your Xbox avatar to become your identity and persona in the digital world.

Social Pros Podcast – Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company

Convince & Convert

This episode features Scott Monty , the global head of social media for Ford Motor Company. A very special guest on the show today, Mr. Scott Monty , Global Poobah of social media for a little startup in Detroit called Ford Motor Company. Special Guest: Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company.

This Isn't the Microsoft it Used to Be - My Full Circle Journey and Why I'm Back Again

Stay N' Alive

Image via CrunchBase You may remember my scathing blog post denouncing my Xbox 360 and swearing I was leaving Microsoft. The fact is Microsoft used to create junky hardware and software, and being big and experiencing growing pains they got lazy and stopped competing in a lot of the consumer market. I hate the old Microsoft. For the first time in my life, being the company that got me into programming, I didn't want to go back. Enter the new Microsoft.

Social Pros Podcast – Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company

Convince & Convert

This episode features Scott Monty , the global head of social media for Ford Motor Company. A very special guest on the show today, Mr. Scott Monty , Global Poobah of social media for a little startup in Detroit called Ford Motor Company. Special Guest: Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company.

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

The interactive infographic, designed and executed by Ceros, was released to promote the insight report that discusses how companies in the US use wearable technology to drive business performance. Guest post by Cheryl Joy.

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Retaining Customers Requires Innovation

Convince & Convert

By 1927, cars from Ford Motor Company accounted for more than half of all automobiles in the world. So, imagine the shock when users of Microsoft’s online storage system OneDrive discovered that things would be changing. But Microsoft discovered that people were actually using it.

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

Twist Image

Digital Marketing professional and venture capitalist, Darren Herman , ran some quick numbers and here's what he uncovered: " the digital media ad spend (search, display, mobile, etc) is controlled by Google , Yahoo , AOL , Facebook , and Microsoft. With Facebook at $1.86B in advertising revenue (excluding virtual currencies/goods) for 2010, it puts them at right behind Microsoft but ahead of AOL. microsoft. What happened to The Long Tail ?

Yes, Another iPad Review, But From Someone Who Still PCs Too!

Jason Yormark

It’s not easy admitting being an employee at Microsoft. I just refuse to not enjoy and recognize great products even when they come from companies outside the one I work for. If Microsoft did (or even came close), I’d be all over it.

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Yes, Another iPad Review, But From Someone Who Still PCs Too!

Jason Yormark

It’s not easy admitting being an employee at Microsoft. I just refuse to not enjoy and recognize great products even when they come from companies outside the one I work for. If Microsoft did (or even came close), I’d be all over it.

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The Michael Sampson Company Limited: 7 Pillars of IT-Enabled Team Productivity

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Michael Sampson Company Limited. The Michael Sampson Company. The 7 Pillars of IT-Enabled Team Productivity: The Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Analysis. Improving the capability of teams that cant be together, to work together. Welcome. Three Areas of Focus.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter.

How the New Twitter Moments Change News Discovery

Convince & Convert

With Dorsey now running Twitter on a permanent basis, there has been some discussion about leaving his other company, payments behemoth Square , behind. Microsoft Event. #SeeTheMomentWhen Twitter Got a New CEO.

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How To Create A Know-It-All Company - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Are you involved in setting the direction for your companys IT budget or strategy? How To Create A Know-It-All Company. Heres how some companies convinced individuals to share best practices. To drive KM at Russell Reynolds, the company circulates a document every afternoon throughout its 32 offices worldwide that shows all outstanding proposals and projects. operations for the company (and a recruiter himself), weeds out people who blame others.

Are Chatbots Right for Your Brand?

Ignite Social Media

If your brand is deeply tied to customer care like a service provider or travel company, chatbots could be a great way to quickly provide service to thousands of customers who may not need to speak with a live person.

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