Talking The Social Media Walk

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Lars Plougmann via Flickr, Creative Commons Really, if you just read through the comments, there’s your follow-up blog post… but since I promised you one, you’re getting one. In other words, behave in social platforms just as we would in real life.

So What Will You Have For Lunch?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Ranjit Bhatnagar via Flickr , Creative Commons And thanks to , I can share it with you. Have I “grown up&# in my use of Twitter and other platforms?

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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. The impact of cutting off access, means that a platform like Linked In is no longer able to allow their users to bring their tweets into their LinkedIn profiles via automated methods.

First the PC. Second the Web. Third the Cloud. And Now.The Chain - Why Bitcoin is Not Just a Currency - It's a Platform!

Stay N' Alive

It''s an entirely new platform. The Chain", as I''m now calling this platform, is incredibly powerful, and I truly think it is a paradigm shift on par with the shift from the mainframe to the PC, the PC to the Web, and more recently the Web to The Cloud. It''s an entirely new platform.

The Blockchain and the "All for One, One for All" Demise of the Centralized Server

Stay N' Alive

It''s freely shareable and can be copied and distributed (or linked to) via Creative Commons Attribution license. Instead, we will a bitcoin blockchain chain internet mainframe pc platforms server the chain the cloud web It''s amazing how history repeats itself.

Reply to Facebook Comments via Email | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

While this isn’t a major platform upgrade, it would appear that it will drive more engagement with Facebook. I do a decent job responding to comments on Facebook but definitely think that this will increase my engagement with the platform.

How I Use Delicious | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

My social bookmarking platform-of-choice is Delicious. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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? Burst is a free stock photo platform for entrepreneurs by Shopify.

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Sleep is Forbidden | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Due to the amount I try to interact on various platforms, this blog and Prime Cuts as well as my responsibilities to New Marketing Labs , my steakhouse , and a host of other projects I’m involved in, the short answer is: no I don’t sleep.

Why You Should Have a Secondary Twitter Account

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I started using twitter under a pseudonym/nick-name, then a business name (@deepr_creative) but really I use @DarrinSearancke for the majority of my tweets.

13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Your Video Content

Buffer Social

Music licensing can be a bit tricky, but Epidemic Sound bundles all of the legal rights you’ll need into on simple license that you can use across all platforms. Licensing: Free (public domain) & Creative Commons. Price range: Public domain & Creative Commons.

A Case Study: Orchestrating a Harmonious Message

Waxing UnLyrical

Geben Communication is a platform to do good. Image by stevepb via Pixabay, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Heather Whaling. The more we give, the more we grow. And, the more we grow, the more we give. We want to do work that matters with people we like.

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 Creative Commons search portal.

How Brands Can Celebrate Juneteenth on Social Media


Use your social platforms to put a spotlight on Black-owned businesses and Black-led community organizations. A post shared by hella creative (@wearehellacreative) on Jun 6, 2020 at 4:57pm PDT. 3: The Creative Collective NYC. Have you ever heard of Juneteenth? .

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

–Sean Photo Credit: Social Media Tools via Gloria Bell at under Creative Commons license. No…I haven’t gone off the radar.

The Social Media Train – is it too late to catch it?

Akamai Marketing

Social media is more than just a platform. Image courtesy of under Creative Commons.

Creative Communications: Lessons from Health and Wellness Brands

Waxing UnLyrical

These messages are tired and far from creative. Instead of following the herd to captivate and activate your audience you must flex your creative muscles. To tell these stories, the Mayo Clinic is not averse to using platforms such as Buzzfeed, Vice, and Periscope.

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

SocMed Sean

I love the fact that the Web is a platform for sharing thoughts, ideas, experiences, and positions…but let’s try to keep it civil, folks. 'two face' courtesy of Broderick on Flickr via Creative Commons license.

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#MeasurePR Memory (August 2018): Travel and Tourism Edition

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The sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity in the travel and tourism industry! Anthony Calderon , is Founder & CEO of , a wellness platform that helps companies promote the health and wellness benefits of an annual vacation.

15 Metrics You Should Measure in Content Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Image by Markus Spiske via Unsplash, CC0 Creative Commons. Guest Post by Brandon Brown.

Prospecting for new clients with social media

Photo by mkhmarketing / Creative Commons BY. Social media platforms are thus at the forefront of customer acquisition strategies of many modern startups, and some of them completely rely on social media. Bootstrapping your startup? Don’t know where to find new customers?

How to Get More Vimeo Views the Easy Way!


Vimeo may be a newer video sharing platform, but it is far and away the…second most popular platform to share video on. That’s where a creative commons license comes in. Part of a creative commons license dictates that you have to mention the source.

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#measurePR Recaps: March-May 2018

Waxing UnLyrical

It can help make up for the loss of organic reach/engagement and open you up to the millions of daily users across platforms. In May, Sally Falkow joined as the guest host with answers regarding creativity in communications from her son, Mike Falkow of Rogue Magazine.

3 ways to promote your YouTube channel

Esther Vargas / Creative Commons BY-SA. The platform sees a lot of action – nearly 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every single minute.

What do you think of the new Twitter? | Strategic thoughts on.

Jeff Esposito

First was that Twitter is not a social network , but a news platform and the second was that a new Twitter was rolling down the pipeline. Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading What do you think of the new Twitter?

So What’s The Big Deal About Google + Your World? Will It Kill Facebook And Twitter?

SocMed Sean

Google+ has to figure out a way to attract women to their platform, and cute Muppet commercials aren’t the answer. –Sean Note: The tombstone images created for this article were derived by an image by L.Marie on Flickr , under the creative commons license.

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The Launch Ticker = Awesome Way to Get Your Tech News Fix

SocialFish makes it easy to creative-commons license Instagram photos; use its API to find CC-licensed photos; Flickr has ~214M CC-licensed photos – Link 2:15PM. $fb

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8 Steps to Write a Meaningful Blog Post

Ari Herzog

I also source photos from Flickr (go to the bottom of the advanced search page and check the box for Creative Commons licensing). Depending on your blog platform, how and where you insert those keywords and description may differ. Choose a topic.

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3 new social media resolutions for 2012 and a couple from 2011 that still need attention.

Akamai Marketing

I’ve dipped my feet into Vimeo and Slideshare this year and I’d like to continue to utilize those two platforms more regularly. From a business perspective, both of those two platforms work for me. Creative is good. How are your audiences different on each platform?

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. The Skype emojis are the best in the business and a good reason to use this platform all by themselves.

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Free Culture and Attention as Currency

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Loius Volant on Flickr, Creative Commons. It’s incredibly abstract in its current form but it’s exciting to observe how these massive platforms convert users into real value (value = money, utility, social impact, happiness, creative satisfaction).

Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT


YOU have creative ideas that the world needs! If you’re posting content to any other platform other than Twitter and Instagram, you don’t need to shorten the URL. You know what’s a huge time-suck? Social media drudgery.

12 Cloud-Based Tools to Stay Productive | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Hootsuite: While technically I could’ve listed all of the different social platforms, I would like to think that would be sort of obvious. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

How To Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization


Pinterest is an online social media platform that enables members to pin images to pinboards, save them, name them, describe them, and share them. As a social media platform in its early stages of development, Pinterest is changing rapidly and gaining a huge following.

How the Open Source Makers revolution is continuing…

The Way of the Web

I’ve also been involved with various other platforms for clients, and tried to get more companies to look at the potential.

5 things I’ve learned from failed blog posts

Akamai Marketing

Track what topics are hot on what platform and expand upon it in that platform. Creative Commons photo by Amaury Henderick. So every once in a while…I think I have a fabulous idea for a blog post. I mean the kind of idea that wakes you up at night!

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Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT


YOU have creative ideas that the world needs! If you’re posting content to any other platform other than Twitter and Instagram, you don’t need to shorten the URL. You know what’s a huge time-suck? Social media drudgery.

The Two Faces of Privacy on Facebook | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Single Facebook Profile If you don’t mind mixing personal and professional, you can maintain a single Facebook profile in which all engagement with the platform originates from that one profile.

Judging A Blog Post By Its Cover

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: mj*laflaca via Flickr , Creative Commons It’s about how that writing looks. Army via Flickr , Creative Commons Usually these are placed at the top of a post, but often, if a post is long, I’ll insert additional images, alternating left- and right-aligning them.

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‘Fourth Transformation’ book: Brace for impact

Publishing platform. Lasica, an entrepreneur and former book editor at the Sacramento Bee (among many other things), releases his book reviews under a Creative Commons license ; his reviews may be republished with attribution.

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Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT


YOU have creative ideas that the world needs! If you’re posting content to any other platform other than Twitter and Instagram, you don’t need to shorten the URL. You know what’s a huge time-suck? Social media drudgery.

How to Start a University Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Katie Harris via Flickr , Creative Commons Connect with the people you serve The goal wasn’t to create a blog.

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How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India


You’ve heard of, or perhaps even made loans via, micro lending platformsplatforms that let entrepreneurs source several small loans from multiple sources, as opposed to, say, one big loan from their bank. Guest post from Sourabh Sharma, co-founder & CEO of Milaap Social Ventures.