Tue.Dec 18, 2012

Mobile Gaming To Grow Faster Than Social, Online Gaming

The Realtime Report

Mobile gaming is growing more rapidly in the US than either social or online casual gaming, according to an eMarketer report. With its rapidly expanding audience, mobile gaming will also lead in advertising growth. The top sources of revenue for mobile gaming are: paid downloads.

How Flickr and Google Help Us Remember

Ari Herzog

The Library of Congress did not know the names of French brothers Michel, age 4, and Edmond, age 2, when the institution uploaded this photograph to Flickr in the summer of 2008. They knew the duo were Titanic orphans. They didn’t know anything else. The LOC now has that data.

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Why Measuring the Networked Nonprofit is a Must-Read

Waxing UnLyrical

What happens when the doyenne of the nonprofit world and the queen of measurement decide to write a book together ?

How More Calls and Conversations Will Provide You with Strategic Business Intelligence

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Jeanne Landau. It’s not rocket science – response rates and budget optimization are the crux of a successful advertising strategy.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Taking the Next Step: Going From a Grassroots Enterprise 2.0 Community to an Official One

Social Media Strategery

As your grassroots community takes the next step to becoming an official one, what challenges will you face? Way back in 2008, microblogging and enterprise collaboration platform Yammer launched at TechCrunch50.

My Top Posts of 2012 on Inbound Marketing and Audience Development

Adam Sherk

Another year gone by and once again it is time for the obligatory best of the year post. These roundups may be overdone, but I enjoy putting them together because it is interesting to look back and see what made an impression.

6 Steps to Turn Your Online Lead Generation Into Lead Nurturing

Convince & Convert

Sales leads are the cornerstone success point to any business-to-business (B2B) industry. If you know when someone is looking to buy a product or service that you offer, you can contact them directly, pitch your service, and spell out their return on investment to secure the sale.

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The 3 Step Guide to Creating Pinterest-friendly Graphics for Your Blog

ProBlogger

It´s well established that Pinterest can be a strong driver of traffic. We´ve been having a lot of success at our Digital Photography School account and have seen other blogs, like Hair Romance , experiencing similar success.

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.

Dances With Robots

Twist Image

In 1863 something profound happened to First Lieutenant John J. Dunbar. While recovering from an injury during the American Civil War, he takes solace in the solitude of his new post out on the western frontier. During this time of personal reflection and healing, he not only befriends his Sioux neighbors, but also finds himself doing the same with a wolf that is tracking his every movement. As Dunbar immerses himself in the Sioux culture and people, they give him the name, " Dances With Wolves."

The Blogger’s Guide to Cutting Your Losses

ProBlogger

I don’t know whether it’s a coincidence, but as we near the end of the year, there seem to be a few bloggers talking about what you should do if a past passion no longer inspires you , or your next big idea’s already been done. Image courtesy stock.xchng user mmagallan.

Content Marketing on Chinese Micro Blogs

Mindjumpers

Guest post written by Weijia Zhong, who has lectured in Communication at Sichuan Normal University in China. Her research focuses on new media advertising. Meanwhile teaching, she has held a position as marketing planner at Chendu Media Group.

Non-Profits and Political Campaigns Turn to Mobile Fundraising

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Beth Longware Duff. Are you using mobile fundraising technologies? ———————— If merchant services can go mobile with credit card processing, why can’t non-profits and politicians tap some of that technology to raise money?

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

10 Laws of Social Networking Terms of Service

Socialized

With Instagram under fire for changes to its TOS (Terms of Service), I thought it would be useful to review The 10 Laws of Social Networking Terms of Service: Your content is not yours. Social networks and media outlets own more of your content than they ever have before, and always

Effective Online Marketing Requires Time

Small Business Mavericks

It’s no secret that the smaller your budget the more time you’re going to have to give your online marketing to work. If you can only afford $200/month in developing your online marketing strategy , then you won’t – you can’t – be as effective as the company that can afford $2,000/month. That doesn’t mean you should give up. Small businesses are at no more a disadvantage online than they’ve ever been at anything else.