Tue.May 29, 2012

Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

SocMed Sean

As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals.

Who Owns Social Media? Risk Management?


I’ve explored the similarities between building community and risk management before on this blog. First, I penned Community, Social Media and Risk Perceptions and then Risk Management and Open Community: More Similar than You Think.

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Unmasking the Biggest Tyrant in Blogging

Viper Chill

Note from Glen : This is the first post in ViperChill history that isn’t written by me. That’s all I need to say for now… In the early 90′s my recently divorced mother started dating a man with a horrible son who wore sweater vests and would trash the kitchen in his sleep.

Facebook Should Not Be Treated like Other Media

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What is Facebook ? It seems like an easy enough question to answer, doesn't it? If you ask the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg , he's likely to tell you that it's a platform which hopes to connect the world in a much more open way. If you ask the average person on the street, they'll probably tell you that it's an online place to connect with friends.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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“Not All Fans Are Created Identical”: The Jeff Widman Interview


First of all – let me say that Jeff Widman, Co-Founder of PageLever , and numerous other top talent will be speaking at All Facebook Marketing Expo. This is a wonderful opportunity to interact one-on-one with these people in a small conference environment.

Would An Online Presence Save Your Business?

Small Business Mavericks

There’s been a rather large contraction of the retail sector around the country, in fact, around the world. At the same time, there has been a huge explosion in online buying by consumers. Many offline businesses blame their demise on this increase in online buying, however, those same businesses have not created any online presence themselves. They have effectively ceded any online sales to those businesses who have had the foresight to create an online presence.

7 Deadly Sins of Brand Marketing

Engaging Brand

Bombarding the inbox with information you want to share, rather than the customer wants to receive. Making access to your brand so damn difficult ! Anyone get frustrated with no assistants.hidden contact details on website, bad navigation, that wretched message about how the brand 'values us' whilst making us hit 27 phone options and waiting for an hour. Overpromising and underdelivering.so much better the other way round.

Social Media Boosts Organic Search Results [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Tasty Placement , a search engine optimization and digital design company, attempted to solve the question “Can social media activity boost organic search ranking?” ” with an experiment. This infographic is a result of that experiment and shows very interesting results.

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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.

Kids… They Truly Are Our Future… Demographic, That Is

Shift Digital

This is the second post in a series of posts dedicated to the Quick Service Industry (QSR). Last week we wrote about how competition brings out the best in us. Today, we’re discussing why QSR franchises should focus on kids. Enjoy! . It takes a bold and innovative thinker to own a QSR franchise, something we think most potential franchise owners are, and their creativity must always be challenged when determining what the next big QSR market trend is.

Boost Conversions Step 1: Review Your Offer


This guest post is by the Blog Tyrant. A few weeks ago I was sitting down to dinner with my big sister, and talking about one of my web businesses. “What’s your quotation success rate?” ” she asked me with a face full of pizza.

Melbourne Food and Wine Blogging Event


I’ve been excitedly sitting on this one for a while now and am relieved to finally announce a new ProBlogger event that is coming up for Melbourne Food and Wine Bloggers (and anyone else who wants to travel to Melbourne for an evening).

Conversion Optimization: Our New Series


Of all the topics that bloggers ask me about, conversion optimization is among those at the top of the list. All of us have conversion goals of some sort. It doesn’t matter whether you’re aiming to make money blogging, or you’re in it purely for pleasure, you’ll probably want to grow a subscriber list at the very least! Some of the blogger’s most common conversion goals include: grow signups to an email subscription list. attract Facebook fans and Twitter followers.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.