Mon.Feb 20, 2012

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Social Media Use At Work

Spin Sucks

Last week I was working with a group of CEOs and one of the leaders said to me, “How do I get my employees to use social media? None of them want to do it.” ” It’s like pulling teeth sometimes.

Presidents Day & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads


Today is Presidents Day in the U.S. Below are 5 must-reads related to things presidential and social media that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Celebrate #PresidentsDay 2012 Social Media Style. By Sarah Evans Monday, February 20, is Washington’s birthday or, as we know it, Presidents’ Day.

Six Tips to Go Mobile without Going Broke

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest is post is written by Eric Koester. When Gini Dietrich made her 2012 predictions , she (correctly) included integration of disciplines and social commerce. But, I’d expand social commerce to be a bit more broad. You see, I agree mobile commerce is the next big thing – and a critical opportunity businesses can’t ignore. The question is: How can a small business owner actually cut through all the noise and reach today’s “always on, always connected” customer?

Social Media Informer

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social Media Informer is a website that collates social media blog posts to create an online where people can get all the latest news, information and opinion.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Have you written your Humanize review yet?


Jamie Notter and I are amazed – and humbled – what people are saying about our book Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. It blows us away, actually.

Top 29 Social Media Managers on Twitter

Ari Herzog

Partially inspired by my Twitter list of social builders , and empowered by web startup that enables anyone to create a list with any web data and to share that list with the world to be rated and liked, here is a list of the top 29 social media managers on Twitter. This list is very subjective and is by no means exhaustive. Do you agree with my curated names above? And if you can’t see it, you need to click here.) Would you add anyone? Delete anyone?

My Official (and Obligatory) "Traditional Blogging is Dead" Post

Stay N' Alive

I fought it - I even ridiculed people like +Paul Allen for moving towards it (for that I apologize). However, I think I'm whooped. My page views are down. Comments and engagement on the blog itself are lower than ever. Looking over other blogs I manage, some with even more frequent content than my own, I'm seeing similar. As sad as I am to see it, I think blogging really is dying. It's a really. Technology blog social Blogging

The Art of Balancing Perfection

Engaging Brand

Business is a balance between the search of perfection and the desire to put ideas out there so they can evolve over time. Many people put off releasing ideas because they are not perfect. Others rush to get ideas out there without that attention to detail. Its a balance.a fine one. . But this may help. The aspects that fit your values, what your brand stands compromise from perfection. Internal Branding Marketing

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.

Stay N Alive Supports Facebook's Open Graph

Stay N' Alive

Just the other day I got approval from Facebook that the "read" action, available for Facebook's Open Graph "Frictionless Sharing" was approved for What this means is that if you click the link on the right of this blog, under "Click below to post to your Facebook Timeline when you read articles on Stay N Alive", every post you read on this site will be automatically shared to.

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Are You Willing To Pay For Tweets?

Small Business Mavericks

Every time a new social media site comes online, marketing people try to find ways to use it to advantage. Why not? It’s their job to look for marketing opportunities at every opportunity. Paying for tweets is not new. Cynthia Boris (writing on Marketing Pilgrim) came across a new twist on the paid tweet option – rather than having a customer pay cash for a product, they could pay by publishing a prewritten tweet. Naturally, you wouldn’t be doing this with an expensive product.

Blog Smarter: A Step-by-step Strategy to Boost Your AdSense Earnings


This guest post is by Daniel Scocco of Let’s start with a question: What’s the single most important factor when it comes to making money with Google AdSense? It’s organic traffic (i.e. traffic from Google and other search engines). Here’s a simple example to illustrate the point.

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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