Mon.Nov 26, 2012

Instagram Users Share Over 200 Photos Per Second On Thanksgiving

The Realtime Report

photo credit: Instagram user @yo_randyjackson. Thanksgiving set a new record for Instagram, with users of the mobile app sharing photos at a rate of 226 per second at the peak of the holiday.

How to Reach Social Success with Contextual Marketing


The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson.

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Social Advertising: Growth of Native Ads To Outpace Display

The Realtime Report

Spending on paid social media advertising will reach $4.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to double over the next 4 years, reaching $9.2 billion by 2016, according to a new report from BIA/Kelsey.

5 Must-Reads On Social Media & Cyber Monday


Take a look at the impact (or lack thereof) social media has on Cyber Monday in today’s must-reads. Cyber Monday: Facebook Adds Social Gifting Service.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Quote of the week: online communities and complexity


From Rachel Happe in this post : I believe that online communities address the growing flash points where the complexity of markets clash against the complexity of organizations.

Engaging Brand Podcast 411 - Killer Innovations

Engaging Brand

Welcome to the latest and free The Engaging Brand podcast covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips but before we start. The listener of the week and winning an Engaging Brand goodie bag, is Dennis Kitching who gave a like on the Facebook Page.

How many social networks can you handle?

Jeff Esposito

I like to consider myself pretty tech and social media savvy. However, I have recently found myself pondering how many networks I could realistically handle on a personal basis. In my day job, I am constantly evaluating networks and what resources would be needed to add them to the company’s mix.

How Social Media is Changing Customer Service

Akamai Marketing

Stay Akamai: Employee Policy and Social Media – A Change. Social media is changing employee policy and customer service and not just because there are now new platforms for customer service.

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.

Intellectual Property Domain Name Scam Changes to Brand Registration Scam

Bill Hartzer

A well-known intellectual property protection domain name scam that has been going on for at least 10 years has taken a new twist–the scammers are now calling this a “brand registration” rather than “intellectual property” In any case, though, the scam is the same, really: Some unknown company from Asia contacts you, trying to reach the CEO or marketing manager of your company.

How to Target 25-40 Year-olds Online


This guest post us by Genevieve Flintham of Pictures of the day’s events, winter landscapes, and memorable quotes. Titles laden with puns, facts, and intrigue. An architectural layout that’s accomplished, savvy, and uncomplicated.

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The Pixar Guide to Feel-Good Blogging


This is a guest post by David Masters. Is your blog sending out subtle signals for your readers to unsubscribe? Most top bloggers will tell you that to hold on to your readers, you must give them value. Value means the providing information they need to solve their common problems.

Blog Design for ROI Rule 2: Highlight Your Key Content


This guest post is by Gab Goldenberg, author of The Advanced SEO Book. Previously in the Blog Design for ROI series , I discussed the importance of prioritizing your email optin form within your page layout. The next best use of space in your design is to highlight your key content.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Look, It’s Cyber Monday!

Small Business Mavericks

Cyber Monday is the Monday that follows Black Friday. It’s also traditionally the biggest online shopping day of the year. And ever year it keeps growing as more and more people go online to make purchases, presumably for the coming Christmas season and multiple holidays that take place this time of year. So what happens if you own an online store and haven’t planned any specials for Cyber Monday like your competition has? Does that mean you’re left out? Not necessarily.

5 Off-Line Marketing Tactics Equally Effective Online (And Lower Cost!)

The Social Media Incubator

In the old days, (say, 7 years ago), small and mid-size businesses relied on simple yet effective ways of promoting themselves and reaching the customers they wanted to reach. Some of these promotional tactics can also be accomplished online.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Cartoon Cat Caffeinated comic comic