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. Likewise, social networking is also subject to several stages of its own life cycle. How relevant is social media life cycle for a business?

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.

Three Things Twitter’s Marketing Team Needs to Do

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s still one of the top three social networks for B2B marketers, Twitter is struggling. Now here are three ideas the social network’s CMO and her marketing team may want to contemplate.

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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. The size of your network should not be a primary focus.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter Sees Over 300 Million Tweets Around #WorldCup, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. . the most-tweeted moment was Brazil’s Marcelo scoring on team’s own goal.

Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

If your or your organization is actively engaging in the social media space, you need to analyze your current budget allocation and either confirm or increase that commitment to social media in your budget planning activities. The Reality Of Social Media Budget Planning.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Reaches 1 Billion Users, Foursquare Tops 25 Million, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. via SmartBlog on Social Media. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. . The median age of Facebook users is 22, and the network now has 600 million mobile users.

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.

The Most Popular NBA Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Popular NBA Teams on Twitter and Facebook by Adam Sherk on January 12, 2010 NBA players, like many professional athletes, have taken social media by storm, but what about their teams?

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The Most Popular MLB Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

But while major market teams have a big advantage in the real game, social media is the great equalizer online, so I thought I’d see which teams have attracted the largest following on Twitter and Facebook.

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Foursquare Teams Up with American Express

Mindjumpers

They want to attract the younger and more tech savvy generation, which shows that the credit card company is eager to follow consumer trends and get on board the social networking train. Tweet.

Should You Build Your Own Private Social Network?

Small Business Mavericks

Does your company need its own private social network? Let’s talk about why you might want a private social network. If you are a global company or you have multiple office locations, a private social network could allow employees at your multiple locations to get to know each other better and to share their insights into your company processes and work environment. Manage team projects more efficiently.

Robust Collaboration Tools to Empower the Modern Social Media Marketing Team

SocialFish

Your ability to communicate and keep your team working cohesively can be a mountain-scaling, yet necessary task for mastering entrepreneurship and selling online. Social media is the perfect medium for treating clients well and your team needs to be working in unison to achieve this.

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

Myrland Marketing

The question had to do with a recommendation for the most effective online social network for lawyers. I’ve spent the past 2 years studying the Social Web in depth, even going through Certification last year because of my passion for this area. Now it’s all social media.

NBA Playoff Teams Ranked by Facebook Page Engagement

Adam Sherk

Ok fans could care less about that, but for myself and some sports and social media marketers out there it’s an interesting question. This time I’ll compare user engagement on each team’s Facebook page. So I checked the number of likes and comments for each team’s last 10 updates.

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Australia Job: Social Networking Guru

Laurel Papworth

Online Marketing & Social Networking Guru. Build our Social Networks. Friendly, fun team. Contribute to the success of this growing company and work within a friendly and customer focused team. High-level experience with Facebook, Twitter and other social networking media. Develop and implement creative, Online Marketing strategies including all channels of Social Networking, email, promotional ideas, advertising & blogs.

Social Media Super Bowl: Which Team Has More Reach?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Social Media Super Bowl: Which Team Has More Reach? But I’m here to look at what really matters – which team has more reach via social media? And good luck to both teams in Super Bowl XLIV.

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Aggregate Social Network Data Using the New Group Report

Sprout Social

The report combines a variety of social media analytics from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to benchmark your business’ overall success on social. More Networks, More Data. Turn Social Data Into Actionable Insights. Pair With Network Reports for Deeper Analysis.

The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook by Adam Sherk on November 18, 2009 UPDATE: There is a a newer post on this topic here: The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook: 2010 Season The role of social media in professional sports is getting a lot of attention these days, unfortunately mostly in the form of teams and leagues trying to clamp down on it or players making mistakes with it.

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The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook: 2010 Season

Adam Sherk

Quite a few teams have fewer than 20K followers and several are still below 10K. It was surprising to see four teams still without official profiles. The Giants and Cardinals do have official representatives on Twitter ( giantspathanlon and cardschatter ) but no official team profiles.

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How to Use Pinterest: The Insider Guide for Businesses (With Strategies From the Pinterest Team)

Buffer Social

Over 200 million people flock to the social network each month to discover new products, recipes, destinations, articles, influencers, and so much more. We recently hosted an exclusive Facebook Live event with the Pinterest team all about how you can succeed as a business on Pinterest.

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Adidas Teams With Champs Sports To Create Instagram Mini Series

The Realtime Report

Following their impressive World Cup ad campaign, Adidas has teamed up with Champs Sports to create four different online shows that will air only on Champs Sport’s Instagram page. You’ll see episodes ranging from classroom lessons taught by Lil Jon, Von Miller showing us the best touchdown dance in the industry, and DeMarco Murray and RG3 pulling off a great Stan Smith impersonation.” ( Fast Company ).

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3 Companies Focused on Helping Not Selling

Convince & Convert

This article for me is part sharing what I know about digital marketing tools and part love letter to three companies that really deserve your business. Its no secret that my favorite web company right now is Wistia.

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. Social media provides great way to connect with potential buyers. Social media provides plenty of ways to do this.

How to Build the Perfect LinkedIn Company Page

Sprout Social

Be honest: when’s the last time you updated your LinkedIn company page? Although the platform may not seem to be scoring as many headlines as Facebook or Instagram, companies can’t afford to sleep on their LinkedIn presence. At a glance, running your LinkedIn company page might seem pretty simple. But growing an engaged following on LinkedIn is apples and oranges compared to any other social network. Creatives and copy for your LinkedIn company page.

For Companies: 10 Questions to ask yourself before entering social.

Mindjumpers

How can we do something that will create value through social media?” Over time I have come up with the following 10 questions you should ask yourself before entering the landscape of social media – that’s my best advice.

For Companies: 10 Questions to ask yourself before entering social.

Mindjumpers

How can we do something that will create value through social media?” Over time I have come up with the following 10 questions you should ask yourself before entering the landscape of social media – that’s my best advice.

Encouraging Your Staff to Use Social Media Can Reap Rewards For Your Organization

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Ben Hoffman, the co-founder of CityHUNT which is an organization that focuses on developing a team atmosphere for companies by encouraging positive workplace relationships among coworkers. It Starts With Your Company Culture.

Are Financial Service Companies Finally Embracing Social Media (If So, How?)

Oktopost

billion social network users around the globe, you’d think that every B2B marketer has adopted social media by now. Yet, some companies, particularly in the finance industry, have been lagging behind, mostly due to regulatory concerns. In fact, only 42% of surveyed CFO’s said their finance team is knowledgeable about social media […]. Social Media Marketing CMO Thought LeadershipWith over 2.77

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Social Media Strategy: Connecting Within The Bounds Of Your HR Policies

SocMed Sean

Nathan spends his time helping companies across a variety of industries implement the best technology and growth strategies for their organizations. The balance that both employers and employees have to strike is sometimes a difficult one when it comes to social media use in the workplace.

How Companies Like Bored Panda, REI, and Vox Are Growing Their Organic Reach on Social Media

Buffer Social

Is it the end of organic reach on social media? Yes, the (average) organic reach on social media has been falling over the years. Because we’ve seen businesses, including ourselves, growing their organic reach on social media in the last few years.

Facebook And Walmart Team Up for Black Friday Mobile-Ad Blitz

The Realtime Report

On Black Friday, Facebook and Walmart launched the social network’s largest mobile advertising campaign ever. For instance, when the company saw that a pair of speakers weren’t selling well on Black Friday, it posted them on the Walmart Facebook page as a “special buy.”

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How Do I Contact Instagram Support When I Need Help?

SocMed Sean

The simple fact is that big social media companies like Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Snapchat just don’t want to be inundated with support requests. Tip #3 – Use Your Social Network To Find A Contact.

Can We Talk? Why Your Company’s Social Media Needs to Sound Human

Navolutions

Maybe you’re a business owner who wants to give your brand a presence on social media platforms—but odds are you’d prefer not to play the role of reaching out to the masses yourself. If you feel that you’re ready to grant that exalted ‘Social Media Officer’ title to someone, keep in mind that you need to allow them enough independence to do an effective job. These not-so-lofty claims are especially true for social media, where you can hold multiple conversations simultaneously.

Social Media will Disrupt every Function in your Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

We are at an interesting inflection point with Social Media today. One that threatens to disrupt and reinvent every function in your company over the next few years. Social Media already has changed Marketing forever. technologies when Social Media hit.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. So how can companies most successfully use LinkedIn to generate more leads and sales? How can you maximize the visibility and impact of your LinkedIn company page?

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. The roles on a digital community team varied, ranging from digital strategists, to graphic designers…and everything in-between.

Why MLB Teams Put So Many Eggs in the Facebook Basket

Convince & Convert

With that as a backdrop, I thought it might be interesting to dig a little into where MLB teams were most active on social media and who was leading the pack. This data is still in its early days, but some interesting things pop out that you also might be able to apply to your own social media strategy. League-Driven Consistency It became clear from a couple of data points that MLB itself has a lot to say about how baseball teams are set up online.

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Are You A Business Or A Media Company?

Small Business Mavericks

A media company. We’ve talked about social media so much that I think you know how I feel about that. But what does it mean to be a media company? Whatever it is, if you are a media company, then you’re a power to reckon with. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Only 66% Of Companies Agree: Social Media Poses Significant Risk To Brand Reputation

The Realtime Report

Two-thirds of companies agree that social media poses a significant or critical risk of damage to their organization’s reputation. Moreover, many companies have not yet implemented policies, procedures or training to help mitigate those risks.

Social Media Managers And Digital Pros – How to Keep Track of Your Tasks When You’re Offline

SocMed Sean

Thanks to Sean for sharing his insights on the challenge of managing digital social media channels…even when you’re offline! One of the significant challenges of working with social media is that you cannot be continuously online. Now more than ever there are many aspects of your social media marketing you should continuously monitor, from ROI to algorithm updates and recent feature releases. Almost all social media activities can benefit from automation.

[SOLUTION] Six Tips for Managing Your Social Media Over Holiday Vacations

SocMed Sean

SocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean [SOLUTION] Six Tips for Managing Your Social Media Over Holiday Vacations Holidays and vacations are the most exciting part of every year. However, deciding on whether to unplug from social media can be a hard one to decide.

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7 Skills Every Marketing Student Should Learn And Why They Matter

SocMed Sean

He is also a content writer for various blogs about higher education, entertainment, social media & blogging. Students pursuing marketing, arguably the most dynamic industry of all, need to be conscious of the fact that the industry is influenced significantly by major technological and social changes. Marketing campaigns often require two or more people to undertake and most of the time you will be working with and alongside a team. Skill #5: Social Media Engagement.

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