Mon.Apr 23, 2012

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


As someone who has a kid headed to college in three years, the concept of the staggering cost of a college education combined with the reality that a college degree (or even graduate degree) is no longer the guarantee of employment it used to be is one that weighs heavily on me.

Badge 95

Will Celebrities Ever GET Social?


It ‘s a given – Celebrities are social. Transformed by the Red Carpet, interviews and filling the stream via Social Media. Some are using the social universe well to promote… And that’s exactly NOT what I’m talking about. Do today’s media stars really get, or understand, the power of social media. Do they get the power of engagement that they have at their fingertips?

Trending Sources

Intent Is Everything

Twist Image

What are you trying to accomplish? There is a story told in the amazing business book, Freakonomics , about a study that was being done to figure out what makes a good parent. The genesis of this came out of the massive business that is parenting books. If you are a parent, it's always surprising when you realize that for centuries, so many people have been parents and yet, there is no real manual for how to be a good parent.

Social Media + Earth Day: 5 Must-Reads


Yesterday was Earth Day, but the information and recommendations shared in some of these 5 must-reads can help you be “greener” every day of the year. How To Mobilize Social Media To Do Nice Things For Earth. By Drew Bowling Recyclebank had the great idea that people could use this medium as way to educate and share information about some fairly simple habits that would make big impacts on our dear old planet Earth.

Social Media Automation 101

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

More Trending

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. Hop over to my Pinterest brand board.

Are You Leaving The Blog Scene For Facebook? Don’t!

Small Business Mavericks

I really feel like shouting the DON’T in that headline. Anyhow, I have it out of my system now. Current research is showing that corporate blogging is on the wane with businesses preferring the short sharp and punchy content they can throw at both Facebook and Twitter. They are fine, for the first ten minutes anyway, then they are lost in the thousand and one other posts that appearing.

9 Facebook Marketing Tactics that’ll Triple Your Fans


This guest post is by Neil Patel of Quick Sprout. Would you like to double, or even triple the number of fans you have on your Facebook business page? Are you looking to turn those fans into loyal and active fans? Your Facebook business page can die on the vine without a loyal and active following.

Public Relations Isn’t the Cherry on Top

Social Media Strategery

Photo courtesy of Flickr user SeRVe Photography. "Let's "Let's bring PR in so they'll get us some media coverage for the new launch!" " "Let's make sure we have PR look this over to make us sound better." " "Can you have PR develop a plan to make sure the public thinks we're awesome?" " "Our customers keep complaining about our product – can we get PR in here to help drown that out with good stuff instead?"

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.

On stage for Jigoshop…

The Way of the Web

I recently popped along to the WordPress London Meetup on behalf of my client, Jigoshop, who provide a free, open-source WordPress eCommerce platform.

So Blogging is Dead? Think Again!

Proactive Report

An article in USA Today says RIP Corporate Blogging. According to a study by UMASS fewer companies in the Fortune 100 and INC 500 are maintaining their blogs. I hope that these companies don’t have any women customers.

What's Your Brand's Snowglobe?

Engaging Brand

Watching a film at the weekend it reminded me of my fascination with snowglobes as a child. . Maybe as well it has prompted my fascination with social media and therefore social marketing. For me social media is like an online snowglobe. The more I shake it.or google it.the more the picture changes. The more I look, the more I see. The fascination was that although lots stayed constant, the special effects always made it feel new.

The “Cardboard arcade kid”, vs “Push button to add drama” – value in viral video?

The Way of the Web

Two weeks ago I posted a quick blog post about a video featuring 9-year-old Caine Monroy , who built a cardboard arcade over a summer vacation, and waited for his first customer to turn up.

Vimeo 13

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Top Twitter Blog Marketing Tips


This guest post is by Lior Levin. Twitter is one of the top three or four social media marketing tools today, with roughly 12% of online adults using Twitter according to this Pew Internet report. It’s easy to quickly share promotions and ideas on Twitter, and if they catch on, they can spread quickly, even crossing over to platforms such as Facebook or Pinterest in the process.

Social Media Influencers – What would you do? @spotus

Laurel Papworth

I occasionally see a campaign that I think is important but I can see they aren’t going around it the right way. Like this Spot.US cyclist story. Spot.Us is a site where journalists can post up that they want to write a story, what the story is about, and then the community funds it.

Great Barrier Reef Competition Winners Have Been Notified #QldBlog


I’m really excited to announce that the ten winners of the Great Barrier Reef Competition that we’ve been running here on ProBlogger the last couple of weeks have been chosen. Over 800 entries were received. It was no easy task to shortlist them and choose the final winners because there were some amazing bloggers. As I looked through the entries I just kept saying to myself, “I’d love to have them on the trip!”

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Cartoon comic second hand smoke second hand smoke cartoon


Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Cartoon comic non sequitur Wiley Miller