Wed.May 09, 2012

Seven Ways To Use Photos To Amplify Engagement On Your Facebook Page


The reason why Facebook paid a billion dollars for Instagram is the same reason why Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media sites in history. It’s also the reason why Facebook redesigned Pages to the new Timeline layout: People Love Pictures.

The Emotion found in Social Data

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Let’s be clear. Most people who write on social media outlets don’t do so just for the sake of doing it.

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The One Day Business Plan Worksheet

Puzzle Marketer

After reading Forbe’s article today titled 10 Startups Changing the World And What We Can Learn From Them , I started exploring their #9 startup called This site offers documents both free and through their monthly payment plan. I discovered one document in particular and thought I’d share on Puzzle Marketer. The document is called The One Day Business Plan Worksheet.

When Opportunity Knocks

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’ve ever had an opportunity to attend a conference come your way and turned it down, thinking, “This isn’t directly related to what I do, what will I gain from it?”… read on. I’ve been out for the last few days, attending (and speaking at) the 2012 PRSA Counselors Academy in New Orleans.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Listen. Engage. Connect.

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One of the largest gatherings of professional marketers is about to take place. The Canadian Marketing Association 's 2012 CMA Summit is happening next week (May 16th - 17th, 2012 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Ontario).

The Rise of the T-Shaped Agency Model

Convince & Convert

Daniel Lemin is Strategy & Analytics Lead at Convince & Convert. He also runs the consulting firm Social Studio where he provides analytics, PR and integrated marketing strategy to his clients.

Keeping Tabs On Your Competitors Using Facebook

Small Business Mavericks

The new Facebook fan page setup, while looking good, has also made it easier for businesses to keep a watch on their competitors. When visiting a fan page, there is a box that has the number of “Likes” noted. If you click on that box, you will gain an insight into a raft of analytics related to that page. What can you learn? Do any of these numbers give you any competitive advantage ? The number of people who are talking about this particular fan page.

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Detecting Deception in Social Media

Net-Savvy Executive

It's bad enough when people are wrong as they express facts and opinions on the Internet. Mistakes happen. But there's more going on. Some people are intentionally adding noise to the online world, in an attempt to mislead users and analysts.

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.

5 Reason Why Your Business May Not Be Profitable

Engaging Brand

Profit is a strange word. . I remember Dad teaching me that profit was the ultimate guide on the strength of the leadership and management of a company. Profit is a snapshot of employee engagement. It is the sign that people understand their roles, their market and their vision. It is the only business scorecard that you need. It is not a given, it is a reward for what a company has given to society".

What’s your story?

Jeff Esposito

What’s your story? It is probably a phrase that you have heard dozens if not hundreds of times over the course of the past few months. Hell you have probably uttered it to people you’ve met as well. Question is, do you really think about what your story is? You don’t have to answer that now.

iPhone Apps for the American League Western Division Baseball Fan


Major League Baseball’s American League Western Division teams each have only three other teams to contend with in their annual hunt for playoff gold. Some teams have all the luck. It could be the Milwaukee Brewers’ fault for defecting to the National League a while back.

How to REALLY Follow Your Passion to the Bank: The $100 Startup Model


This guest post is by Chris Guillebeau of More than a decade ago, I began a lifelong journey of self-employment “by any means necessary.”. I never planned to be an entrepreneur—I just didn’t want to work for someone else. From a cheap apartment, I watched what other people had done and tried to reverse-engineer their success.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.