Mon.May 23, 2011

Caroline Melberg – Best Thinker?

Small Business Mavericks

I’m no Einstein. I know that. But according to one media website online – Social Media Today – I’m one of the Web’s best thinkers on social media. Yee-haw! Remember the article I wrote on Quora , the one comparing it to Twitter? Yeah, that one. It’s been reprinted by Social Media Today. And it’s getting a lot of traction to boot. Social Media Today is an independent online community for PR and marketing professionals.

What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity SMM

Until recently, most social media case studies have focused on consumer brands. It’s not that B2B companies aren’t finding success in social media marketing, but more (in my experience at least) that they are less willing to publicly reveal their strategies for competitive reasons.

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The Social Media Vibe Theory

Waxing UnLyrical

The word vibe, first recorded in 1967, is short for vibration, according to the terse Merriam-Webster entry. But that’s not what it means, of course. The World English Dictionary describes it as “feeling or flavour of the kind specified.”

How to Get 5,000+ Facebook Likes and Twitter Followers Per Day, On Autopilot

Viper Chill

Just looking at the to-do-list of projects I have lined up for ViperChill is tiring enough, never mind the part about actually putting my ideas into action. One such idea I’ve discussed a lot with my friends was that of a social voting system for Tweets and Facebook shares.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Review of Dan Zarrella: The Science of Analytics | PWB Marketing Blog

PWB Marketing Blog

The Four Social Strategies Applied to Facebook

Geoff Livingston

The Fifth Estate Applied: Facebook Strategy. There is a running joke about clients demanding a Facebook strategy. But in reality, beyond demanding a strategy for a tool, their demands are not unreasonable. Facebook owns half of U.S. social network traffic , and one half of the U.S.

The Infovore

Twist Image

Human beings have an unquenchable thirst for information. not just knowledge. Why are we like this? It was my understanding that David Weinberger ( The Cluetrain Manifesto , Small Pieces Loosely Joined and Everything Is Miscellaneous ) was working on this concept for his next business book. When he first introduced the notion to me (during this Podcast episode: SPOS #179 - The Cluetrain Manifesto At 10 Years+ With David Weinberger ), it was a kernel of an idea that never quite left my brain.

When a Blog Has Its Own Twitter Account

Ari Herzog

The Future Buzz is the name of a media and marketing blog written by Adam Singer. It’s also the name of a Twitter account. Adam doesn’t reply to people from @TheFutureBuzz, nor does he retweet others. The account serves one purpose, evident in the above screenshots.

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.

Infographic-tastic! Smart business, social business.


Can’t wait for the Smart Business, Social Business book by fellow Que author Michael Brito. Click the image to enlarge. Via:


Your Email Marketing List: Consider the Source

Social Email Marketing

If you listen to the email marketing industry, you’ll hear the constant refrain about how important it is to segment your list and target your content to keep your subscribers happy. It’s solid advice, no doubt about it. But oftentimes, the focus of the segmentation argument centers on the typical. Email marketing Email marketing metrics email marketing email marketing metrics metrics source of entry subscriber

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Why Launch the Inspiring Generosity Blog

Geoff Livingston

Image by Beverly & Pack. Today on Razoo’s site, Zoetica helped launch the Inspiring Generosity blog. As the managing editor of the blog, it is an honor to be involved with this ambitious effort.

Why Implementing the Plain Writing Act Will Take Decades

Social Media Strategery

“In just a few more years, the current homogenized voice of business—the sound of mission statements and brochures—will seem as contrived and artificial as the language of the 18th century French court.&# - The Cluetrain Manifesto. “In just a few more years&# – if only that were true. Unfortunately, this quote was written more than ten years ago, and we’re still plagued with bureaucratic jargon, in both the public and private sectors.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Less than 24 Hours To Go to Save 50% off the New ProBlogger eBook


It’s been a little over a week since we launched ProBlogger’s Guide to Your First Week of Blogging and its been fantastic to see so many positive reactions from readers come in.

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How To Make Customers Your Brand Ambassadors


Tweet Recently, I read about Starbuck’s idea campaign that left me wondering if it’s advisable to make customers your brand ambassadors. So I thought developing this idea. Brands are for customers and customers make a brand. Therefore, I feel it would be great to let your customers speak for you.

What to Do When a Commenter Goes Rogue


This guest post is by Gail Brenner, Ph.D. of A Flourishing Life. It started innocently enough. Heartfelt comments, sharing a personal story, and a genuine interest in the topics I write about. But as the postings got longer, rambling, more personal, and more frequent—up to four a day in addition to emails—something had to give. I was dealing with a commenter gone rogue. Anyone who reads my blog, A Flourishing Life , knows that I take great care to respond to comments.

Spreading the social seed

Jeff Esposito

This is post is part of the Institutionalizing Social Media series. To see previous installments or to learn more about the series, click here. Generating company-wide buy-in for your social media program is an important early step in institutionalizing social media.

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.

Are you too traditional?

Engaging Brand

Whatever we grow up with - both personally and in our business world - is what we see as new. But as time goes by we must be ready to accept that what WAS new is no longer new. For instance. The web is not new! Social media is not new!

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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