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.

3 Reasons List Posts Are Guaranteed Blog Traffic Boosters


Why are list posts so good? List posts create order out of chaos. But a list post promises us something easier to digest and understand. In an interview with Der Spiegel, Italian novelist and all around smart guy Umberto Eco said this about lists. Lists are easy to read.

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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. I’m back to the wired world has been checking a few of my favorite lists of the top PR and Social Media [.]

Google Penalizes Copyright Infringers: Are You At Risk?


But recently, when I Googled the keywords related to that post, I’ve found that it’s no longer listed even in the first ten result. Use materials licensed under Creative Commons. As you might know, Creative Commons (cc) enables you to license your own writing, photos, videos, or anything you’ve created for reuse by others, and it’s free. Here are the different types of Creative Commons licenses.

The Ultimate List of Social Media Definitions You Need to Know


Face filters on social apps like Snapchat and Instagram Stories are the most common examples. Blocked Twitter users won’t be able to add you to lists. Common chat platforms include WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Creative Commons. Listed.

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New Year's Resolutions for Job Seekers

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers December 2nd, 2010 Tweet Are you planning to add job seeking to your list of New Year’s resolutions?

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24+ Sites to Find Free Images You Would Actually Use for Your Marketing

Buffer Social

But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution, or even create your own image from scratch. What is Creative Commons? I’d love to keep the list growing in the comments!

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Inbound Marketing – Video Book Review

Justin Levy

Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone gave you a task list that that would help you “get found&# online? Did it give you a list of things to go do? JustinRLevy.com by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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Social Media: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Myrland Marketing

If it’s Twitter, we have our favorites put into a list or two that we can easily scan to catch up. We need to create a List of prospects and their companies on Twitter, then talk to them. Photo Credit to Wikipedia under a Creative Commons License. FIND AND BE FOUND.

12 of the Best Guides and Sources for Free Stock Images

Webbiquity SMM

Matt Clark presents his list of “some of the better stock photo sites” he’s come across, which are also “completely free.” Sig Ueland shares “a list of resources to find free stock photos for commercial use.

How Brands Can Celebrate Juneteenth on Social Media


If you’re a fashion brand, create a “5 Amazing Black Fashion Influencers to Follow” list, utilizing each social channel’s unique features to create a cohesive campaign that varies per channel. A post shared by hella creative (@wearehellacreative) on Jun 6, 2020 at 4:57pm PDT.

5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Ace Social Listening in 2019

Waxing UnLyrical

List at #5 below. You can also try common misspellings and abbreviations of business names. Here is an alphabetical list of 20 highly recommended social listening tools to help you sharpen your social ears. Image via Pixabay , Creative Commons CC0.

Trust Me, I’m a Communicator

Waxing UnLyrical

However, it is common that people find themselves unable to make that kind of decision and therefore may “go along” until they can find another source income. Image: rawpixel via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by John Friedman.

Can I Use This Photo on Social Media? Understanding Image Copyright


Common contexts for fair use include criticism, news reporting, teaching, or research. Is the copyrighted work highly creative, or more fact-based? What is Creative Commons? In Creative Commons, this is often listed as CC0 1.0

The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.

SocMed Sean

When I first started blogging, I was so worried about driving readership, getting listed in the search engines, becoming popular, being liked. –Sean **Stop Caring image via Daquella Maner on Flickr via Creative Commons license.

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15 Metrics You Should Measure in Content Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

Following is a list of 15 content marketing metrics that you should measure: 1. One of the most commonly used metrics to measure the success of any content marketing campaign is the number of unique visitors who view the content in a given timeframe. Guest Post by Brandon Brown.

Career Development Tips for the 2018 Professional

Waxing UnLyrical

Remember to add work related webinars and education on the list. Image: Alexis Brown via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Makeda Waterman. At the end of the year, most professionals spend time contemplating achievements and areas of opportunity in their career.

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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. 7) Creative Commons – Whether you like it or not, social media is beating the snot out of copyright law.

10 Content Marketing Tricks That Will Help Your Brand Stand Out

Waxing UnLyrical

It could be an inspiring quote (from you or someone else), a question (“What’s the top thing on your bucket list for this year?”), or a tip. Image: Twenty20 via Pexels, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Monika Jansen. There’s a lot of noise out there.

Put Learning on Your To Do List " Experiencing E-Learning

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Daily Bookmarks 07/01/2008 » Put Learning on Your To Do List. To do list from beth77’s. She was surprised when I said that I have a recurring reminder on my to do list to set a goal for my own learning for the week. Creative Think. Creative Commons.

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Curation is Not Aggregation


Do you compile a list of the individuals whose values and behavior you’re comfortable with providing you with a lens into a specific area? Photo credit: Chuck_Heston (Flickr, Creative Commons).

Where to Get Awesome Free Images for Your Social Media (Without Stealing Them)

agora pulse

CC0 (Creative Commons Zero). When you search online for free stock image sites, the same three always top the lists: Pixabay , Unsplash , and Pexels. Flickr Commons. You could spend hours browsing the weird, wonderful, and vintage images on Flickr Commons.

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

"Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license. Would you have an addition to the list? Ahhhh Spring! The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and there’s a sense of renewal in the air.

Best practices in nurturing leads into sales


jasonwoodhead23 / Creative Commons BY. The most common way to lose sales is through lack of data tracking. Your emails and offers have to be interesting, and for that, make sure your email list is properly segmented. Are you analyzing and optimizing your sales pipeline?

8 creative ways to use customer feedback to improve your business


Lindsay Bremner / Creative Commons BY. Conversely, once you find your detractors, figure out commonalities amongst this audience to see if you can turn them into promoters, or at least minimize the possible damage they might do to your business with negative word of mouth.

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Our Industry, Your Answers: Breaking Down the 2018 JOTW Communications Survey

Waxing UnLyrical

And 63% of survey respondents cited budget as their top challenge – even as business and employers expected them to do more with a rapidly increasing list of things to do. Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Scott Kaminski.

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How to Get More Vimeo Views the Easy Way!


You may be tempted to list it in every category even remotely related. If you do this, your Vimeo viewers may be tempted to include you on another list: a spam list. Get on the Vimeo Staff Picks list This is the ultimate way to get more Vimeo views, and one of the most difficult.

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5 growth challenges your business will face


It’s common for small business owners to be ill prepared for the realities of intense competition, and they lose their footing when they try to respond. 4 The list of things entrepreneurs have to manage is not short. Image at top: Octav Vladu / Creative Commons BY NC ND.

First Look: The Analyst's Canvas

Net-Savvy Executive

I was recently asked how I define media intelligence , which is a bit tricky because my definition starts with objectives rather than a list of capabilities. It's licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution / ShareAlike license, so if you like it, you're free to continue using it.

New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you planning to add job seeking to your list of New Year’s resolutions? Image: Tania Gail via Flickr , Creative Commons. One of the most creative cover letters I received was one sentence; 14 words, to be exact. Creativity will only get you so far.

SEO Isn’t Dead. The New SEO


Imagine creating a book with no title, no keywords about what it’s about, no listed author, and nothing to give you an idea about what you can expect to read. You don’t need to count keywords, or come up with 20 different tags, or list every possible variation of keyword tag.

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25 Free Digital Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

Waxing UnLyrical

The life of a communications pro for a nonprofit organization is one that seems to require a daily mix of magic tricks, extreme sport level time management and creativity. This list is of free digital marketing tools for non-profits is a great place to start.

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Collaborating and Investing in Green Innovations | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

While you could probably rattle off a list of some immediate actions you could take within your office to go more green, there are more companies coming together to collaborate on other effective green innovations.

The ABCs of Startup Marketing

Justin Levy

List them in the comments below along with a short description. JustinRLevy.com by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

#measurePR Recap (June 2018): Lessons from Millennials and Generation X

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Jeff Sheldon via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Danielle Heiny. As Generation Z attends college and begins to enter the PR workforce, what better time than the present to reflect on how measurement has been taught and implemented by two generations prior.

Best YouTube Documentaries


We assure you that picking one of the listed documentaries will lead to interest, binge-watching, and learning more about the values each documentary delivers. His internet career helped him develop the world-wide popular forum network Reddit, as well as RSS and Creative Commons.

Living The Heretically Productive Life [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: woodring’s Flickrstream , Creative Commons. … my class at Johns Hopkins to prepare for, a new business proposal to submit in less than 24 hours and much writing and “deliverables” for clients, it wasn’t like I was lacking in a to-do list.

Are We Addicted to Interruptions?

Justin Levy

Those meetings typically only add more to the to-do list and also soak up time that could otherwise be spent being productive working on projects. Monday's are when I knock out my To Do list.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the day Offline Spam Recent Tweets Powered By Headway Go To Top Copyright © 2010 Strategic thoughts on using social media and public relations in business from Jeff Esposito This work by Jeff Esposito is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Where to Find Free Images Online


from their site: All photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons has almost 25 million freely usable media files. Creative Market. Flickr Creative Commons.

12 Cloud-Based Tools to Stay Productive | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

I also use Delicious but I use that more for storage and curating together lists such as corporate social media policies or food recipes. I have multiple notebooks that I use for all sorts of things including my task management, goal setting , lists of all kinds, and random notes.

Picture This

Social Media Marketing

I'm not a lawyer (I don't even play one on TV), but I can tell you that many online images are covered by a Creative Commons license. What's Creative Commons ? One of the oft-overlooked elements in the routine of blogging is image selection.

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The Two Faces of Privacy on Facebook | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Furthermore, realizing its growth, Facebook has continued to add features that allow you to tweak your privacy settings to allow you to use a single profile but limit access to data sets based on permissions, lists, and rules that you set up.