Fri.Dec 14, 2012

Are you a community manager?


Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?).

Social Networking Stats: Twitter & Politics In 2012, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 400 million users. via Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users.

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The New Digital Minimalism

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How much of what are you putting online? I was interested in a mobile app. I went to their website. There was not a lot of information. It featured two actions: Download the app. Watch a short video demo. Nothing more. Nothing less. There were no other tabs on the website. There were no testimonials, white papers, long-winded corporate drivel, jargon-filled product description and more. This brand was not treating their digital presence as a receptacle for all of their marketing collateral.

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My Retirement Jobs

Geoff Livingston

I dream of retirement, a time when financial earning seems less necessary and the vain pursuits of glory have passed. There’s a long way to go still, but those greener pastures sit in my mind. I will always work when that time comes.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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To Succeed in Social Make the Story Bigger

Convince & Convert

Ekaterina Walter, Intel @ekaterina.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #130

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Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

The Matt Lauer #Fail…And the Anne Hathaway #PR win…

Jeff Esposito

This is a guest post from Elissa Freeman. . It was the crotch shot heard around the world. By now many of us have been exposed to Anne Hathaway’s private parts. Not a great moment for any starlet. And certainly one of the lowest points in Matt Lauer’s journalistic career. In an interview ostensibly about the opening of Les Miserables , the long-time Today Show host took the opportunity to open with the question: Matt Lauer: Anne Hathaway, good morning. Nice to see you. .

Get More Blog Readers Using Lessons from Email Marketers


This guest post is by Alana Bender. Bloggers could probably stand to learn a few marketing tips from email marketers. For years, email marketers have used all kinds of demographic email lists to build up customer bases.

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.

Twitter Ads With Negative Keywords

Small Business Mavericks

Twitter has recently added another cool feature to its sponsored tweets advertising service – the use of negative keywords. If you’re wondering what a negative keyword is, it’s time to become intimately acquainted. These are words you don’t want to target but are usually associated with the word you do want to target. For instance, “Kevin” would be a negative keyword to “bacon,” unless you actually are talking about the actor.

Lookin’ Good! A Brief Intro to Inline CSS for Bloggers


This guest post is by Andrew Couch of As a website owner it can be really handy to know a bit of web coding. The HTML editor in most blogging platforms gives you enough power to do a lot of cool things without any risk of screwing up your site. Adding inline styles to elements is one of the easiest. What are inline CSS styles? CSS is the style language of the web. It describes to the browser how web pages should look to the last detail.

Alicia Cowan Travels: Social media workshop in beautiful Paris

Absolute PA

This year, I’ve been teaching at Sup de Pub in London. The advertising and communications industry arm of INSEEC – one of the leading French graduate business schools.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Kitten Hugs


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on Last Fetching Friday of 2012.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Morale building, death and tailbone

Jeff Esposito

What’s happening folks? Hopefully your week was better than mine – spent most of the week recovering from a nasty cold that knocked me out for over a week. The three days in the office flew by as I was prepping for my trip early next week to Jamaica. Hopefully you all have a great weekend and I hope to catch up with you sometime next week. Until then, enjoy this week’s edition of Five for Friday. How not to Build Company Morale – morale at a company of any size is key.