Tue.May 31, 2011

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Unleash your curation creativity: 4 cool storytelling tools

SocialFish

I’ve been playing with a slew of storytelling tools lately.

Small Business Social Media Will Grow in 2011 [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Many small business owners acknowledge the potential of being present on social media. This is part of the conclusion to a survey made by Webs.com based the replies from 1132 small business owners. As an outcome Webs compiled this infographic.

Trust Me: Why Trust is Crucial for Business Success, and How to Built It

Webbiquity SMM

According to a recent presentation from HubSpot , “selling is 10X easier once you have established trust.&# Other than having something of value to offer, trust is the most essential element for business success.

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Welcome to the Fifth Estate

Spin Sucks

Think about when Twitter became a household name. Do you remember when that was?

Social Media Automation 101

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

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The Perfect Family Tree

Stay N' Alive

I've talked before about how I think there needs to be more semantic standards adoption in Genealogy. I've been thinking a lot about what that would look like. Here are the key factors I think the perfect "Family Tree" would include: Each individual has their own, unique URL.

The 6 Step Process for Measuring Social Media

Convince & Convert

Can social media be measured? If course it can. But it’s not always easy. For a full and very specific account of how to measure social media in your company, pick up a copy of The Now Revolution , or Social Media ROI (by Olivier Blanchard).

Win a Fifth: How Has Social Empowered You?

Geoff Livingston

Interested in winning a copy of Welcome to the Fifth Estate ? Then here’s your chance: The five people who best tell how social media has empowered them to make a difference for their business, their community or their family will win a copy of the book.

Blame Email, Not Web, For Lost Productivity

Ari Herzog

The conclusion of a recent harmon.ie survey is virally spreading across the web into newspapers and blogs.

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.

2 TRUTHS ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA – PART ONE

Myrland Marketing

discussion that is taking place with increasing frequency revolves around how to integrate Social Media in to our existing business practices. Two points I always include in my Marketing and Social Media presentations are: Social Media Must Be Integrated The Effects of Social Media are Cumulative We will deal with #2 in the next [.].

What Groucho Marx Taught Me About Community

Spin Sucks

Jack has been writing for print and web publications for more than 20 years, covering a wide range of topics including: Business, technology, parenting, politics, education, sports, and religion. My computer ate what could have been the greatest guest post ever written for Spin Sucks.

3 Essential Email Marketing Message Types

Social Email Marketing

It’s easy to bore your customers to death with email: just send them the same type of message repeatedly and you’ll succeed. We’re often guilty of this when we send our e-newsletter and little (or nothing) else. And while a newsletter absolutely has a place as a staple in your email marketing. Email marketing email marketing email marketing message types email marketing tips

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Seven Statistics Reveal The Importance Of Social Media For B2B.

PWB Marketing Blog

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

How Web Analytics Will Emerge As A Cornerstone Of Customer Intelligence

Idaconcpts

Aloha Readers of idaconcpts.com, Here’s a great independent report from Forrester Analytics. In this independent report, Forrester Research’s Joseph Stanhope shows how marketers who use an online marketing suite are able to solve these challenges with a centralized data hub.

Twitter Kicks More 3rd Party Sites To The Curb

TwiTip

Photosharing on Twitter has historically been left up to sites like Yfrog and Twitpic , and according to news posted very late last night on TechCruch , 3rd party photosharing is about to become a thing of the past. Twitter has been spending money left and right, and it seems that every time we turn around, they’re doing something to demolish what people have been used to. Their reasoning, they claim, is that they’re working to “avoid having the user stream disrupted&#.

How to Format Blog Posts Effectively

ProBlogger

“ Beyond writing good quality content, how can I format my posts so that they communicate more effectively?&#.

MeasurePR: The Community Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Jen Zingsheim. [Ed: Ed: Since I was at BlogWorld all last week and then took a much-needed couple of days for R&R, Jen Zingsheim was kind enough to guest-moderate #measurePR for me. Here's her quick recap.].

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.

Entry Level Search Engine Optimization Job Opening

Bill Hartzer

An Interactive Marketing Agency based in Dallas, Texas that specializes in the Travel industry is seeking a new Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Coordinator. This is an entry level position and ongoing training will be provided, however strong communication skills and an internet savvy attitude are required. Bilingual individuals (ideally native Spanish speakers) are also preferred. Summary.

It all starts with a plan

Jeff Esposito

This is post is part of the Institutionalizing Social Media series. To see previous installments or to learn more about the series, click here. After setting the groundwork for a social media structure across the company, it is important to set up a roadmap for future success. This will not only help you get all of your ducks in a row, but it will also help the organization see where you envision the company playing and being integrated in the next one to five years.

Do you offer and value freedom?

Engaging Brand

Freedom is a word dominating the news at the moment with Middle Eastern uprisings, revolutions and even human right questions re freedom and privacy. Freedom is a precious commodity and one which we should all be conscious of offering. If we watch the world events and think "Oh, yes they are after democracy" and not learn about what the true message is.that freedom matters to each individual then we are not listening. We need to look at. Our individual style and if we are freely open to ideas.

Experiment Your Way to Blogging Success

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Stephen Guise of Deep Existence. Forming an emotional attachment to any component of your website is dangerous and unwise. Did you know that the smallest changes can have a massive impact on your results? Human psychology is very sensitive to minute details—this means that your visitors are picky! If you don’t believe small details can make a difference, you probably haven’t heard about split testing.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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Has Social Taken a Supporting Actor’s Role?

Geoff Livingston

When you look at the iPad app store, one thing becomes clear very quickly. Social networking is not the most popular use of the iPad. Far from it. In fact, just one of 12 of the top paid iPad apps over Memorial Day weekend (as pictured above) was social networking related.