Mon.Dec 17, 2012

Social Network Ad Spend To Rise 48% in Asia-Pacific Region

The Realtime Report

Social ad spending in the Asia-Pacific region will grow faster than social ad spending in North America or Western Europe, according to a new report from eMarketer.

Pinterest’s List of Imitators – Part 1

Idaconcpts

The rise of Pinterest as one of the most visited sites on the Internet is well known. The graph above tells the story better than anybody else: Pinterest and its CEO , Ben Silbermann, have the eyeballs. Therefore, it is not a surprise that there are lot of Pinterest copycats running around.

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Optimize: a Discussion with Lee Odden [Video]

Waxing UnLyrical

I don’t do a lot of book reviews. Because I don’t like to skim books, I really read them, and that takes time. And time is the most precious thing we have.

Top 5 Social Media Fails of 2012

Shift Digital

Brands love social media for marketing and business development because it allows them to expose themselves to global audiences and hopefully, have a promotion go viral. Most of the below brands are rock stars when it comes to social media marketing, but we all make mistakes here and there!

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Social media offers innovative ways to reach out

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Ekaterina Walter, a social innovator at Intel and the author of “ Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg ”.

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Case Study: What Is Required To Go From Idea To Reality?

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. Disaster may come at any given moment. Normally I try not to but sometimes you just can’t help expecting the worst. Why is that?

Free as a Marketing Strategy

Engaging Brand

Here are 5 ways that free can work as part of the marketing strategy mix. Use free digital products to gain customer information.

Social Media in 2013 [VIDEO]

Jeff Esposito

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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.

Blogging on the Bleeding Edge: Create Content that Gets Liked, Shared, and Talked About

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Glen Andrews of Glen-Andrews.com. There are two types of content… Regurgitated content. This is content, or information, that’s been shared throughout a niche for years. It doesn’t really excite anyone anymore.

Google+ Is Going Mobile

Small Business Mavericks

Google announced last week that several improvements were rolled out to the Google+ platform. Many of the improvements have to do with Android, Events, and mobile phones. Here are a few of the improvements that Google+ announced: On-the-go profile editing. An easier way to author content on mobile platforms. A notice when a mobile user has new stuff to read. Mobile notifications from your favorite Google+ circles. Better interaction with Google+ Communities for the mobile phone and tablet.

Blog Design for ROI Rule #5: Engage Readers On Archive Pages—Fast!

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Gab Goldenberg, author of The Advanced SEO Book. The purpose of a blog archive page, such as a category page or even the blog homepage, is to maximize the average number of blog posts read by any visitor.