Fri.Oct 14, 2011

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How the Top 50 Nonprofits Use Social Media


A great infographic from Craig Newmark and Rad Campaign. Read more about it here. The data is based on the top 50 nonprofits by income as per the Nonprofit Times. Click to enlarge

Twitter Direct Messages Are Useless

Jason Yormark

I want to be able to use DMs in Twitter, but really it’s such a vast wasteland of spam that it’s practically impossible to do. While I have a column for my DMs setup in Hootsuite, it’s really just for the rare chance that I may actually catch a legitimate message here and there. And even that is highly unlikely. It can’t possibly be that difficult. That would eliminate at least half of of the spam.

#FollowFriday: Pete the Tapeworm

Spin Sucks

About three years ago, I got even more serious about cycling (yes, it’s possible). I joined a team. I started to race. I got myself a coach. And, at the same time Pete the Tapeworm was born. Now, he’s not really a tapeworm. He’s just what I’ve named my stomach because, well, he has a mind of his own. A little bit about Pete. He LOVES Mexican food. I mean, loves. Bad, Pete!

Team 70

Using Content, Conversation, Value And Trust To Build Community


Without trust there is no “real” community. Community at work… Image Credit: STAN HONDA – AFP/Getty Images . Community is an over-used word these days. Perhaps, it’s more accurate to say that there is a community continuum. Or perhaps – just many varietals of community. In these days, we’re used to brand communities both online and offline. People react.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Gin and Topics: Cycling and Social Media

Spin Sucks

It’s almost time for PRSA ! I’m going to Orlando just in time for Chicago’s sub-40 degree temps. I actually love sub-40 degree temps, but I guess I can do with sitting by the pool on Sunday afternoon with Abbie Fink (right, Abbie?!?). Don’t forget, if you’re going to be there, look me up! I’ll be the one with the two Canadians and large microphones. Sorry, GM.

Getting the most out of Linked In Groups

Gemma Went

The lovely folk at the Design Business Association asked me to share some tips on how their Linked In Group members could make the most of the community. Here are my thoughts … Linked In Groups are a superb place to connect and collaborate with existing communities that have a shared interest, raise your personal brand … Read more. Linked In Social Media Linked In Etiquette Linked In Groups social networking

Content Sharing: How, When, Where and Why [infographic]


Tweet Recently, on our blog we have made a lot of suggestions on how to make content sharing on social media more effective, and knowing the right time and good content to post is an important part of that strategy. It is an important topic that means a lot for businesses that want to reach out to its target audience. What is trending. This is also in compliance with the infographic below.

What Would Mickey Measure?

Waxing UnLyrical

I’m going to Disney World! OK, I’m not really going to Disney World. I am, however, headed to Orlando, Fla., tomorrow, for PRSA’s 2011 International Conference. I love this conference. Not to mention it seems to be the only time Michael Pranikoff and I meet every year, which is somewhat ridiculous, given that we are both DC Metro area residents. Oh well. Can’t have it all.

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.

What Kind Of Marketer Are You?

Twist Image

Are you a marketing professional or an advertising professional? The majority of marketing professionals that I meet aren't really marketing professionals at all. The majority of them are advertising professionals. While it's easy to confuse the two, the systematic ghettoization of Social Media and how Digital Marketing gets rolled into the more general advertising initiatives are clear indications that we're not taking the opportunity to do something truly unique all that seriously at all. In the end, we're still being asked about the ROI of Digital Media like it's an advertising campaign.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Kitten Dance


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. How to Craft Contagious Content – What makes content go viral?

Ignoring Twitter = Loss On Noninvestment


A recent study from Maritz Research / Evolve24 found that 70% of companies ignore customer complaints on Twitter. Many are citing this as evidence that these companies "just don't get it," but I'd rather see it as a huge opportunity for those companies who are not participating. Anyone looking for

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How To Find Blog Content: The ONLY Source You Will Ever Need

Absolute PA

If you write a business blog I bet you run out of article ideas sometimes. So how would you like a steady stream of topics that you could always call on? And, supposing you could be absolutely certain that these blog topics would be of interest to your customers, clients and prospects too? I have a fool proof way of finding blog content finding me. And I thought: this would make a great blog post.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Show 355 - Managing Talent

Engaging Brand

Show 355 of The Engaging Brand leadership and marketing podcast is ready just for you. To subscribe or listen for free , you don't need to download anything and all explained at the end of the post. . If you want to vote then click here ). Is there a difference between talent management and talent leadership? What is the HR role and the managers role in talent management?

6 Lessons I Learned Selling a $50,000 Website


This guest post is by Chris The Traffic Blogger. My hands were shaking like crazy and I had to focus very hard on entering my bank account information correctly. Just minutes prior a buyer had been approved for my website on Flippa (see the actual auction page here ), and I had to somehow manage to calm down to fill out my escrow payment options. The bid was an astonishing $50,000! Yeah, that amount was almost enough money for the down payment and closing costs of my first home combined. Today I’d like to touch on six major lessons I’ve learned from selling my first website for so much money.

How Many Share Buttons Should You Use?

Small Business Mavericks

When it comes to website design , one factor that bears a little forethought is how many share buttons, and which share buttons, you should use on your site. The fact that share buttons are a necessary component to effective web design these days doesn’t go questioned. Pretty much all web designers agree that share buttons add value to any web design. But what designers might disagree on is how many buttons are necessary and which ones should be prominently displayed. This largely depends on the type of website you have. It currently looks to be hot in tech circles.

Confused About Facebook Changes? (Free Webinar)

Almost Savvy

While it may seem that David Bowie is referring to Facebook when he sings, “Ch, ch, ch, ch, changes.” ” I’m pretty sure he had something else in mind. Still, the lyrics do include “Turn and face the strain,” which may be how you’re feeling each time you visit the site. The good new is that you’re not alone. ” and “Where do I find…?”

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.