Tue.Apr 03, 2012

Pinterest Traffic to Magazine Sites Up 141% But Figures Still Modest

Adam Sherk

Yes, this is indeed another post about Pinterest. But fear not, I come with real data to share albeit it in aggregated and anonymized format. It is well established that Pinterest offers great opportunities for lifestyle publishers but how well is it paying off in actual site traffic?

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Triple Bottom Line Thinking for Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Adam Leiter. We all know that social media is about more than just putting out messages and shouting with a bullhorn. While the copyright may still legally belong to the business, today it’s the audience that truly owns the brand.

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Being Busy is Not Being Productive

Puzzle Marketer

One of the most misleading but commonly held beliefs is being “busy” means that you’re being productive and accomplishing a lot. The problem is that the busy work for most people isn’t focused on the things that need to be done. It’s just that, busy work. People get into a mindset that these things have to be done and there is no other way.

Bridging the Social, the Human, and the Practical

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Carlos Restrepo, CAE, Managing Director at MemberFuse , which is the community platform provided by Avectra.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Why Pinterest Is So Addictive

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); Copyright 1997-2007 Omniture, Inc. More info available at [link] -->. Fast Company. Subscribe. Newsletter. Search. Stumbleupon. linkedin. Google+. ); Co.DESIGN. Co.CREATE. Co.EXIST. Co.LEAD. TECHNOLOGY. MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES. MAGAZINE. Why Pinterest Is So Addictive. BY Lydia Dishman | 02-16-2012 | 7:18 AM. I would have written this article sooner, but I was busy on Pinterest.

The E-commerce Tipping Point

Twist Image

The business of selling is about to get a whole lot more interesting. When you think about e-commerce, how does it make you feel? Do you feel that it's still a fairly nascent part of the retail experience or do you think that it has matured to the point where it's not only a proven merchandising channel, but a critical function of how people buy?

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The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites

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); Copyright 1997-2007 Omniture, Inc. More info available at [link] -->. Fast Company. Subscribe. Newsletter. Search. Stumbleupon. linkedin. Google+. ); Co.DESIGN. Co.CREATE. Co.EXIST. Co.LEAD. TECHNOLOGY. MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES. MAGAZINE. Expert Blog. The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites. BY Expert Blogger Brian Andreas | 03-08-2012 | 3:00 PM. This blog is written by a member of our expert blogging community and expresses that experts views alone.

Having Trouble Measuring Social Media ROI?

Small Business Mavericks

The bane of any marketing consultant is the question about proving social media’s ROI. An easy answer is to compare social media with newspaper advertising. It’s difficult to prove ROI on either, however, many business owners, possibly because of their distrust of the Internet, have a fascination with trying to prove there is a solid return on any online investment in social media marketing.

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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.

New Social Media Network Road Map

Diva Marketing Blog

Recently Jay Baer asked a question on his blog that led to over 100 comments.

The Art Of Marketing Is Coming To Chicago

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The Art of Marketing is coming to Chicago on April 24th, 2012. I'm very excited to announce that The Art of Marketing full-day leadership summit is happening in Chicago on April 24th, 2012 at The Chicago Theater. As you can see by the agenda , the line-up is out of this world. I have the honor of sharing the stage with Seth Godin ( Purple Cow , Linchpin , Poke The Box , etc.),

5 Reasons Linkedin is Boring in a Good Way

Convince & Convert

Anthony Juliano is the Vice President of Marketing and Social Media Strategy at Asher Agency , a Midwest-based marketing strategy firm. Anthony speaks and writes about a variety of social media and marketing topics, with a specific focus on LinkedIn. Connect with him at AnthonyJuliano.com.

The Rise of Mobile Media and the Fall of Advertising Media [Infographic]

Direct Marketing Observations

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

5 Reasons Linkedin is Boring in a Good Way

Convince & Convert

Anthony Juliano is the Vice President of Marketing and Social Media Strategy at Asher Agency , a Midwest-based marketing strategy firm. Anthony speaks and writes about a variety of social media and marketing topics, with a specific focus on LinkedIn. Connect with him at AnthonyJuliano.com.

3 Reasons No One Comes Back to Your Blog—and How to Fix It

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Alexander Heyne of Milk the pigeon. You do a series of incredibly useful posts that get a great response, or you get some massive traffic spikes from guest posting, Stumbleupon, Youtube, or your content randomly going viral. Your content teaches people something useful, it’s immediately applicable, and you get tons of comments and feedback, so you know it hit the spot…. Yet no one comes back.

Instagram is Now Available for Android

Idaconcpts

With more than 430,000 Android users on the waiting list, Instagram is now available in Google Play. The Android app carries the same features (except tilt-shift/blur) and a similar user interface to that of the iOS version.

Nike gets it right with NFL uniform launch

Jeff Esposito

It is rare for me to get geeked out about a product launch for a brand. Maybe it’s because I am getting older or maybe I am desensitized to the over-hyping of marketing machines. So when a brand evokes the kid in a candy store feeling in me, I get excited.

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.

Where to Find New Business Ideas

Engaging Brand

Social media has challenged business.true.but in a cultural not a structural way. It has meant that social marketing has had to create a gateway for the customer to communicate through. But in terms of breaking the business model, that may feel as though it has started but I would argue it is only the start. I still see over the next few years a move away from the traditional business model, a move to future business with the customer at the heart of the design.

What the Upcoming Facebook IPO Means for Your Business

The Social Media Incubator

With over 850 million users, one might think that Faceboo k is a no-brainer from a business perspective. The fact is, there are many businesses who have yet to embrace Facebook and other social media sites in a strategic manner.

Cartoon of the day

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What the Upcoming Facebook IPO Means for Your Business

The Social Media Incubator

With over 850 million users, one might think that Faceboo k is a no-brainer from a business perspective. The fact is, there are many businesses who have yet to embrace Facebook and other social media sites in a strategic manner.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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