Tue.Jan 10, 2012

News Organizations on Google+: Which Pages Get the Most Engagement?

Adam Sherk

News organizations (along with businesses of all kinds) have been able to create official Google+ pages for a couple months now so I thought I’d check in and see how their pages are doing.

Managing Negative Comments in Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Yvette Pistorio. If you work as a social media manager or online community manager you see these all the time … negative comments. When you see them you try at first to plan how to respond, but sometimes have a strong urge to react. The best tip I can give: don’t take them personally.

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The State of Social Media In The UK

Mindjumpers

Tweet Beginning of 2012 has brought in a lot of predictions and opportunities. Another chance to look at the social media universe, analyse the trends and make the strategies.

Facebook Page Management Tip #1: Use Relevant, Evolving Content

Firebelly

Over the next 6 weeks we will be sharing 6 tips on Facebook page management. The first tip is about content and conversation. Conversation is the lifeblood of any successful Facebook fan page and an important part to your overall social media marketing plan.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Your Right to Comment Here

Ari Herzog

Photograph by Matthew Hull. You have the right to say whatever you want online. You can say it in the comment section below or you can say it on your own blog. You can visit an internet newspaper and comment there too. But you do not have the right to expect a response. Do you know your rights? Think about your rights for a moment. Reviewing my year-old thoughts on anonymity , I questioned whether anonymity/pseudonymity was anachronistic.

Get your Gold Circle Award Submissions in by January 20

SocialFish

Hey SocialFish readers–you deserve to be recognized. Consider this a heads-up. Every year, the ASAE Communications Section’s Gold Circle Award (GCA) competition recognizes the extraordinary communications efforts undertaken by associations.

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The Adjacent Possible

Danny WhatMough

After reading this blog post by Jed , I came across a great little concept called t he adjacent possible. It’s a term used by writer Steven Johnson in his book Where Good Ideas Come From (which I haven’t read but is now on my Amazon wishlist. I have read his previous book – Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter , which is great).

How Do Organizations Get Better? Reward Simple Behavior

Direct Marketing Observations

I coach. I’ve coached for a number of years spanning every sport from basketball to baseball and I have to say with utmost confidence that most of my teams have had winning records and most of my players have learned something and have had fun along the way. But…There are always those teams and those players that either don’t get it, didn’t get it, or don’t want to get it. “It” being the magic that is winning, learning, growing and having fun. Success.

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.

The Problem with Success and How to Deal with It

Engaging Brand

The problem with success is that it has this ability to. Make people complacent - we are successful, just got to keep on doing what we are doing. Make people look at internally get the product/service out - rather than the market, the consumer, the innovations coming down the track. Make people think fear losing it all - rather than excited by pushing the boundaries. Make people see boundaries - rather than jumping over them to create new markets, new solutions.

It should be ‘Joy in Books’, not ‘Joy of Books’

The Way of the Web

A number of people have been sharing a cool video which features animated books moving around a Toronto bookstore.

Putting the Social in Social Good

Convince & Convert

Illustration by Joelle Leung Guest post. Harrison Kratz is the Community Manager at MBA@UNC, the new online MBA degree program from the University of North Carolina. Harrison sticks to his entrepreneurial roots as the founder of the global social good campaign, Tweet Drive.

872 Subscribers in 24 Hours?!

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing. Could you get 872 new subscribers in just 24 hours? Have 1,587 subscribers by the third day? And 3,381 within three weeks? I didn’t think I could do it either, but I did, and in this post, I’ll show you how you can do it too. Those first 24 hours happened on November 29th… November 29 was launch day. November 29 was the day that my new book Engagement from Scratch!

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Are You Overdoing Your Social Media Marketing?

Small Business Mavericks

If you read some web gurus, there’s no such thing as too much social media marketing. If you’re running a business, then you should be in a position to know better. When promoting your business, it should be on the back of a plan that has goals, and some way to measure the results. I see ‘gurus’ insisting that every online business should be active on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and, in some instances, specialist social media sites such as LinkedIn.

Putting the Social in Social Good

Convince & Convert

Illustration by Joelle Leung Guest post. Harrison Kratz is the Community Manager at MBA@UNC, the new online MBA degree program from the University of North Carolina. Harrison sticks to his entrepreneurial roots as the founder of the global social good campaign, Tweet Drive.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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Success in 2012

Shift Digital

The year of growth and recovery. Everyone seems abuzz with what new and exciting things this year will hold. Social streams and blogs are already talking about the iPhone 5 (we wish it was the iPhone SJ ), the iPad 3, the expansion of Mobile Marketing and the Red Sox winning the world series (maybe that one is just me being hopeful). With all that chatter, how do you still stand out? How do you find and keep your ideal clients?

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.

Your Right to Comment Here

Ari Herzog

Photograph by Matthew Hull. You have the right to say whatever you want online. You can say it in the comment section below or you can say it on your own blog. You can visit an internet newspaper and comment there too. But you do not have the right to expect a response. Do you [.] Thank you for reading! If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Your Right to Comment Here in your browser. Ari Herzog is a new media explorer.