Mon.May 21, 2012

Social Media Marketing: A Jungle Too Deep Or A Sea of Opportunities? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet. We are all very familiar with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. But the term “Social media” is an umbrella that covers much, much more. Multiple channels, multiple tools as well as multiple utilisation possibilities.

Why Scoring Member Engagement Matters, Part 1

SocialFish

Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column. Every Monday, we’ll be bringing you the inside scoop from several awesome association technology vendors and consultants who will share the insights they have gleaned from years of working in our association industry.

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Facebook’s IPO: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Here are your 5 must-reads on Facebook’s IPO that we don’t want you to miss. Facebook IPO? Facebook future? Bright. By Charles Arthur Facebook IPO generated no big stock gains on its first day of trading.

Going the Extra Mile for Your Customer

Janet Fouts

It would seem like a no-brainer that going the extra distance to really listen to what your customer wants and delivering it is good for business, right? Still, really listening to customers is a skill that a lot of businesses seem to have forgotten.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

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How to Develop Brand Loyalty

Shift Digital

Every marketer desires brand loyalty. I see a lot of giant offers, beautiful ads, funny commercials, and eye-catching billboards. Although there is nothing wrong with that at all, it won’t foster brand loyalty. As a consumer and a marketer, I’m a big believer in the little things.

Podcast 385 - How to Deliver Insanely Great Customer Service

Engaging Brand

This week's The Engaging Brand podcast covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips , is ready to download.

The Best Five Social Media Websites For Meaningful Comments

Small Business Mavericks

When it comes to meaningful comments, and deep discussions, forget Facebook and Twitter. If anything, they can flood you with banal comments that take a lot of time yet deliver little in results. If you do go the Facebook and Twitter route, you need to maintain a lot of control over what you do and don’t become involved in. There are other sites where comments reach a more meaningful level, and often lead to much deeper conversations.

Blogging in your underwear

Jeff Esposito

This post contains video, click here if you are having trouble viewing. I am a huge fan of Hugh MacLeod in both of his mediums. On one hand, I’ve got a few prints up of his (including the one below) and on the other, I love his writing style.

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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.

AOL stock outperforms Facebook

Socialized

Lots of fuss about Facebook's poor initial stock performance a few days after its IPO. It just goes to show that maybe the stock market isn't meant to be evaluated on the basis of just a few days' performance. In fact, if you bought AOL stock on April 5 of

3 Enlightening Twitter Updates

Shift Digital

There’s a lot of buzz going on the social media sphere this week. Mark Zuckerberg got married , Facebook went public and Twitter rolled out bunch of updates. What does this all mean to you? Well if your name is Samantha Collier, you write a recap blog post of course! Here’s the low down on what’s new with Twitter: New Weekly Email. The folks at Twitter are sending you a weekly email that summarizes the most popular tweets and stories shared by your connections on Twitter.

7 Hot Posts on My Blog this Month, and Why They Were Successful

ProBlogger

I always find it fascinating to look at which posts go viral (or at least, which get shared the most) on my blogs. It isn’t always the ones that you expect! Here are a few of the recent posts on dPS that have done better than others over the last month, along with some reflections on why I think they were successful. How to photograph babies: 9 tutorials. I’ll be honest: this post was one of those “panic posts” that I do on occasion.

How to Use Mail Merge Lists in Word

Idaconcpts

I don’t know about you, but many a time I have opened up a new Word document only to be met with the old familiar feeling of intimidation. There are so many fantastic features that seem to be hidden away in an endless array of tool bars and drop down menus. This intimidation surely has no place.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.