Thu.Oct 27, 2011

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Have you been put in Klout timeout?

Unspoken

I asked Klout why my Network Influence Score was dropping down every Wednesday for 3 – 4 points. The answer I received from Klout is shocking. If you are still under the spell of Klout, be sure that you don't spend much time engaging and supporting your friends who are new to Social Media.

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Have You Survived The Kloutpocalypse?!?!

Jason Yormark

If you’re receiving this blog post, that means you are one of the last remaining survivors. You are the future now. You are the last hope for humanity. Only you can help rebuild our fallen world. Round up as many Facebook friends and Twitter followers that you can! Re-tweet dammitt!

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How to Fail in Business Without Really Trying

Waxing UnLyrical

This is a real email I received a couple of days ago: Hi Shonali, I came across your company Shonali Burke Consulting and wanted to connect with you with regards to how you handle your issue/topic tracking in the media.

Have You Survived The Kloutpocalypse?!?!

Jason Yormark

If you’re receiving this blog post, that means you are one of the last remaining survivors. You are the future now. You are the last hope for humanity. Only you can help rebuild our fallen world. Round up as many Facebook friends and Twitter followers that you can! Re-tweet dammitt!

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Social Media Automation 101

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

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Are Schools Killing Creativity?

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Craig McBreen. Years ago, there was a boy who spent much of his school day staring out the window, daydreaming. To him, school was like the clink – a penitentiary so void of inspiration his imagination often left the room.

How To Optimize Your B2B White Papers For Google

PWB Marketing Blog

If you’re like most B2B companies, you have white papers, case studies, articles, product brochures, and a lot of other marketing, sales, and thought leadership documents. The fact is if your content can’t be found by Google, your white paper (and other writings) will get limited traffic.

Build Memorable Stories And Infectious Customer Experiences

Firebelly

Never lose sight of what matter at the foundational level. I’m amazed at the great lengths that brands will go to with their marketing without paying the slightest attention to the foundation of great word of mouth and, really, all marketing – the story and customer experiences.

Unlimited Capacity

Twist Image

What do you need to turn your ideas and thoughts into a reality? Painting is hard. First, you need the money to buy all of the materials (canvas, brushes, paints, easel, etc.), then you need years of practice to understand the intricate techniques to nurture your spark and flow. All of the arts are like this (I would lump making movies, music, photography and even writing in here).

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.

The Social Diamond

Engaging Brand

Social circles are all around us.and yet it bothers me that we create, share and network with circles. I tell you why. Circles are enclosed. Circles go round in.well circles. Social circles therefore by definition can be insular and reshare, repost and rehash the same ideas and concepts.

Competing with Free

Direct Marketing Observations

Every day we’re faced with free and I hate it… Marketers throw free around like it’s confetti. Consumers snap up free stuff because it’s free. But does free work ? Does giving stuff away for free make you eventually buy stuff? No, generally not. I’ve often said that the majority of people that follow brands on Facebook do it not because they are supposed brand champions but purely because they are hoping to get something out of the engagement. Something free.

Friday Fun: Bathroom BlogFest 2011 Climbing Up!

Diva Marketing Blog

Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. A waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain-silly. What do you <3 ? most about the blogosphere?

Vinod Khosla’s 5-Second Slide Rule

Socialized

In a recent Forbes article, Vinod Khosla's Five-Second Slide Rule, with contributions by presentation expert Jerry Weissman, venture capitalist and Sun Microsystems co-founder talks about his five-second slide rule. At first I thought he meant one of these: Apparently, though, Khosla tests presentations slides to ensure they are not dense: For each

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

How To Get Instant Credibility

Small Business Mavericks

If you are a small business owner and trying to pave a path to your door for your customers to follow in getting to know you better and do business with you, then the one thing you should prioritize above everything else is writing a book. That’s right. Writing and publishing a book will give you instant credibility. Here’s why. When people hold something tangible in their hands, they know it’s real.

NFL Week 8 Social Media Picks

Jeff Esposito

Man is it me or is the NFL season flying by? It has been awesome to watch this season progress as teams are starting to pull away from the pack and establish the lead horses for the playoffs. Notice I am trying to move the conversation away from the Ravens’ debacle on Monday night.

The Secret to Explosive Blog Growth

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Aman Basanti of Ageofmarketing.com. Since launching my blog on the psychology of buying in mid-May, I have often wondered whether I am missing something; whether there is a secret to growing the traffic on my blog that I do not know about. Am I not commenting on the right blogs? Am I not writing enough guest posts? Am I not submitting my links to the right social media sites? Am I not aware of some cheap advertising source?

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Anger Management Angry Birds comic

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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.

If you’re going to use social media, make sure you use it to be social!

Danny WhatMough

As you may have picked up already today, we have released our second report investigating how some of the UK’s leading technology companies are using social media. You can download it here.

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An Easy Request for Listening Vendors

Net-Savvy Executive

Is your company in the listening business? Monitoring, measuring, analyzing social media? Using your own technology (not third party tools)? I have a simple request for you. It involves very little effort on your part, and there's free marketing in it for you. Ready? I'm in the process of turning my database of listening companies, which I've compiled over the last five years, into an online reference for everybody.