Mon.Nov 05, 2012

54% of Top 100 Brands Use Instagram

The Realtime Report

Instagram adoption growth is outpacing that of other social networks among the world’s top 100 brands, according to a new report by Simply Measured.

U.S. Election 2012 & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Election Day in the U.S. is November 6th. Take a look at how social media has influenced campaigns in today’s must-reads. 8 Big Social Media Takeaways from the 2012 Election Campaign.

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How to Convert Facebook Fans into ‘Superfans’

Mindjumpers

‘Likehunting’ is now a common derogatory term within the sphere of social media marketing. However, I think most social media managers have to admit that they, at some point, have regarded a boost in likes gained through a competition as an indicator of brand loyalty or success.

The Naked Truth of Social Media

Geoff Livingston

Phil Gerbyshak ‘s The Naked Truth of Social Media offers a compelling view of social media and its various experts. I wrote the introduction to the eBook, which features experts debating the myths they see, and their version of social media truths. Reading it revealed a few truths to me, too.

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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Social CRM is Part of Culture Change

SocialFish

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then I am sure you are aware of the awesome white papers that Maddie and Lindy have written with Avectra on Social CRM. I think they have a knack for paring down issues to the essence, particularly when it comes to figuring out what to DO next.

Podcast 408 - Business Case for Social Media Analysis

Engaging Brand

Welcome to the latest and free The Engaging Brand podcast covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips but before we start. This weeks listener winning an Engaging Brand goodie bag is Clarissa Mogollon , who left a comment on the Linked In post - the goodie bad is picked from all the people who share, like, tweet about the Engaging Brand podcast to say a BIG thank you from me!

Why People Share … and How You Can Get Them to Share Your Work

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Jonathan Goodman of www.viralnomics.com. It’s Friday night. You just pulled your new shirt over your head and sprayed on some cologne. One look in the mirror is enough to remind you how awesome you look. Time to roll out. The party doesn’t disappoint. 50 of your closest friends are here and you see the object of your affection in the corner. She’s a natural beauty, brunette and curvy with a smile that lights up the room.

Pledge NOW to Bring “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer” to Life!

Jeff Esposito

NoMo the SMAC! leader. NoMo is the ringleader of “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer”, a gang of monkeys that provides tangible support to those with cancer, reminding them no one fights it alone. Right now, NoMo is just a prototype. But, with YOUR help, NoMo and his SMAC!

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

I LIKE THE NOISE OF DEMOCRACY

Myrland Marketing

The hearts, souls, ears, constitution and minds of many must be tired this election season. The campaigns and rhetoric have been many things, including: Long. Arduous. Combative. Informative. Offensive. Defensive. Attractive. Admirable. Intellectual. Mind-numbing. Embarrassing. Enlightening.

Classic Badges of Americana – the devil’s in the details…

The Way of the Web

I had a rare trip out with my dad on Saturday – cramming in the London Motor Museum , a quick Mexican meal at Wahaca, and finally seeing Looper at the cinema. All three were very enjoyable, but the cars deserved most of the attention, and plenty of photos.

How to Name Your Next Blog Product

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Greg McFarlane of Control Your Cash. Here are some sample products, most of them ebooks, that I recently saw available for sale and/or free download on some popular blogs: “Ten Steps To A Better Golf Game”. Creating Your Personal Life Plan”. How To Make Money Online”. “23 23 Gluten-Free Recipes For You And Your Family”. Alright, I lied. I made up some of the titles, but I defy you to tell me which. What do each of these titles have in common? Not much.

Will Election Day Tweets Help Determine the Outcome?

The Social Media Incubator

Nowadays, in just a few seconds through cyberspace, the latest dimension has been added in the communication process; the emotional dimension. This instant gratification dimension is fueled by feelings, spawned by the twitter generation, the texting age, or possibly in short, the web-gen. A superhighway of social media strategies such as YouTube videos, tweets and Facebook posts, garnering reactions at lightening speeds.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

4 Ways To Use Instagram

Small Business Mavericks

Constant Contact reports that more than 50% of top brands are using Instagram in their marketing plans. But they aren’t the only businesses using Instagram. Many small businesses are using it as well. Instagram is a smartphone photo sharing app. It’s the smartphone version of Flickr and Photobucket. But what can you do with it? I’ve identified 4 ways you can use Instagram to help promote your small business to your target market or current clientele.

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Jeff Esposito

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Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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