Mon.May 07, 2012

Restaurant Social Media Marketing Results In The Flesh

Jason Yormark

“I love it when a plan comes together!” ” – Hannibal Smith, A-Team. I’ve worked on my fair share of social media campaigns, and every once in awhile, a project comes my way that I have an extra ounce of vested interest in making a success. A few months ago I had the honor of taking on doing some social media consulting for one of my favorite local restaurants Emory’s , a fine dining establishment north of Seattle and in my neck of the woods.

Why Gamifying Giving is the New Thing

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Ifdy Perez. Nonprofits are constantly trying to develop dynamic ways to engage their supporters and, more and more, are leveraging social media as the quick-and-easy way to issue a call-to-action and get an immediate response. However, this takes planning a strategy.

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Conference Season: Learning for More than Members

SocialFish

This is the inaugural post for our BRAND NEW “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” COLUMN.

Will Social Media Initiatives Change Your Google Ranking? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet SEO has been an essential part of brands’ online marketing strategies in the race towards top rankings on Google search.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Night of the living dead press release

Socialized

Gini Dietrich admonishes PR professionals No One Cares About Your News Release, and goes on to advise against posting press releases (or links) to a company's Facebook page. Posting links to press releases on a company's Facebook page is not only acceptable, it's desirable. The irrelevance and death of the press

Five Reasons To Publish Killer Content

Small Business Mavericks

You need killer content to survive! I bet you have read that a hundred times. What exactly is killer content? If you can create content that catches the attention of the masses to the point that it is shared, then you’ve produced killer content. That content could text based, videos, images, or the latest fad, an infographic. So why publish killer content?

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Can You Trust Social Media Sources?

Net-Savvy Executive

Before you can pull insights from your data, you need data, but I'm hearing more concerns about data quality in social media analysis lately. Before, people asked about the traditional tradeoff in text queries: finding relevant content while excluding off-topic content.

8 Ways to Get More Out of Your Facebook Fan Page Today

ProBlogger

This is a guest post by Raag Vamdatt of The WordPress How To Blog. If you have been paying even the slightest attention to the blogosphere lately, you would have noticed that it’s abuzz with talk about the new Facebook fan pages.

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.

Will Social Media Initiatives Change Your Google Ranking? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet SEO has been an essential part of brands’ online marketing strategies in the race towards top rankings on Google search.

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Elmo Delivers 4 Peer-to-Peer Lessons

Geoff Livingston

My daughter Soleil loves Elmo madly. As much as the little red monster can annoy, I wanted to support my little girl in her crush. So I intentionally identified in with the online Sesame Street videos. While there is a golden nugget in every episode for kids, and saw a pattern of lessons about adult [.]. Reality controversy diana krall Elmo elvis costello katie perry lessons parent peer peer to peer Social Media

The Age of Mass Social Production

Engaging Brand

Social business is a passion for me only because for me.that is the next evolution of social media. Social business will evolve from social marketing. The tools that have been developed by the people to find their voice, will now move from being the faciliators of the conversation, to the structure behind the business. The age of the passive consumer of products and services is merging into an active nexus with creators being on both sides of the old divide between consumers and business.

Groupon’s SEC Troubles [Infographic]

Idaconcpts

With the SEC’s recent probe into Groupon, here is a closer look at Groupon’s troubled history. This infographic illustrates more simply the SEC’s problem with Groupon. Click for larger image). Via: Courtesy of: BackGroundCheck.org.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Essential Tools for Your Social Media Toolbox

Engaging Brand

Social marketing may be a technique to some.but to me it is a culture, a way of being. Social media tools are just that.tools. Tools don't need a strategy, they are vehicles for 'doing something'. Consumers are human beings. Human beings don't need a business strategy , they need to be engaged with a culture of 'being human' or even 'humane'. You can't force being social, without becoming the person at the party that people try to avoid!

Build Brand Awareness and Business with Creative Video Blogging

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Ryan Critchett of RMC Tech. We all know that video blogging is a powerfully effective tool for business lead generation, but does everyone have what it takes to execute on it? We can all get in front of a camera, hit record, and start talking about our products and services … but will it entertain people? Is entertaining people, while indirectly informing them of what your business offers a good strategy for video business blogging?

How To Give Credit to Post Authors via Twitter

Shift Digital

Almost all of the sharing plugins available for WordPress offer the same scenario: when a visitor clicks “Tweet” the Post title and URL are shared along with the companies’ twitter handle. Pretty simple right? But, what do you do when you have multiple authors posting content on your site (like this blog you’re reading right now!) and you want to give them credit via Twitter by sharing their Twitter handle as well? Rest easy, it’s a lot easier than you think.

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Register Today for a Free Podcast With Ana White

ProBlogger

This Wednesday at 9pm (Pacific Time in the US) I will be spending an hour with a DIY carpentry blogger I’ve admired for some time now by the name of Ana White – and you’re invited to listen in via a webinar ( register here ).

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.

How To Give Credit to Post Authors via Twitter

Shift Digital

Almost all of the sharing plugins available for WordPress offer the same scenario: when a visitor clicks “Tweet” the Post title and URL are shared along with the companies’ twitter handle. Pretty simple right? But, what do you do when you have multiple authors posting content on your site (like this blog you’re reading right now!) and you want to give them credit via Twitter by sharing their Twitter handle as well? Rest easy, it’s a lot easier than you think.