November, 2012

Does Facebook affect your brain?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media consultants beware! Facebook and other social networks can affect your brain! This infographic is compiled by Best Master’s in Psychology. Related posts: Psychology of social networking. Are professional communicators normal? Infographic: Twitter facts.

Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

Your child has come down with a rasping cough. You put on your Dr. Mom hat, jump online and feverishly Google their symptoms, you check social media to see if any of your friend’s children are sick.

What Do Your Social Media Updates Say About You?

SocMed Sean

One of my favorite social media myths is that it’s easy. To engage in social correctly, so few understand the time, effort, budget and commitment that it takes.

A 12 Word Social Media Policy

SocialFish

Continuing my “awesome finds on the interwebs” series this week, here is the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media’s 12-word social media policy. You heard that right. 12 words. This is so awesome that I’m reposting the whole article here for you.

Social Media Automation 101

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

How to Convert Facebook Fans into ‘Superfans’

Mindjumpers

‘Likehunting’ is now a common derogatory term within the sphere of social media marketing. However, I think most social media managers have to admit that they, at some point, have regarded a boost in likes gained through a competition as an indicator of brand loyalty or success.

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IABC Canada: the big shift

Sherrilynne Starkie

Darrell Bricker, CEO for Ipsos Global Public Affairs, opened the IABC Canada Business Communicators Summit in Ottawa last week with his keynote address: The Big Shift: understanding communications in New Canada.

Public Relations: It’s Called A ‘Profession’ For A Reason

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been dealing with a situation for the past few weeks involving a student who thought she wanted to “ ‘be’ in public relations.”. That is, until she found out that she was expected to actually do something besides sit at her desk or go to parties. To quote my hero, Homer Simpson, “D-Oh!”.

[Comic] Social Media Security Fail

SocMed Sean

Ever had this happen to you? You check your email and notice that you’re receiving all kinds of strange messages from your friends on Facebook? The first thought is “oh no…my Facebook account has been hacked!” ” But often, the reality is even more simple than that.

Bookmark: The Ultimate Social Media Image Size Guide

SocialFish

This is it; what you have been waiting for. Bookmark this page, and send lots of thanks and good vibes over to Dan Wilkerson and Luna Metrics for this: The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet. Also check over there for updates!).

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 Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Every week, we blog about how to optimize your brand’s social media presence, which tools to use and what the newest updates on the major social networks mean to your brand’s way of engaging with your target group.

Anyone with a New Idea is a Crank Until the Idea Succeeds

Webbiquity SMM

I was reminded of that famous quote from Mark Twain recently in a Twitter exchange about the web presence optimization framework.

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Tony Clement: the tweeting minister

Sherrilynne Starkie

Treasury Board of Canada President Tony Clement , sometimes known as the tweeting minister, spoke at last week’s IABC 2012 Canada Business Communicators’ Summit in Ottawa.

Sock Monkeys Against Cancer Reaches Tipping Point

Waxing UnLyrical

for lung cancer). Earlier this month, Jennifer Stauss Windrum wrote a moving guest post on her campaign to generate awareness around lung cancer. If you haven’t yet read it, please do go read it, because she tells her story much better than I ever could.

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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.

22 Twitter Pearls from Day 1 of #SMWF

Harp Interactive

The Social Media World Forum is underway today and will go on through tomorrow in New York. This conference has entered its third year and continues to provide top-level strategic advice and social media marketing insight.

Social CRM Fuels Engagement and Growth [Infographic]

SocialFish

Industry Insider Useful Data

What Does 2013 Hold for Social Media?

Mindjumpers

We are soon entering a new year, and it is therefore time to make an overview of how the digital landscape has evolved during the past year.

Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

The old days when SEO meant writing key-stuffed copy and then begging for or buying as many links as possible, from any willing website, are long gone. That’s clearly good for searchers, as search engine results have become more relevant and useful.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Digital grassroots: the Internet fights back

Sherrilynne Starkie

Michael Geist (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Yesterday, Michael Geis t presented a keynote address to the IABC 2012 Canada Business Communicators’ Summit which was held in Ottawa.

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How Facebook Could Become Irrelevant

Waxing UnLyrical

After surpassing 1 billion users this past month, Facebook has become an institution that appears to have some staying power. But there is a lingering issue that threatens Facebook’s dominance even more than advertising revenue and stockholder discontent.

3 Big Reasons to Convert to Pinterest for Business

Harp Interactive

Pinterest takes the commercial plunge. Up until a week ago, a business couldn’t legitimately have an account on Pinterest (though plenty did/do). In fact, having a business Pinterest account was a technical violation of the service’s rules, which forbade commercial usage.

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Technology in Education and the Dominance of Apple [Infographic]

SocialFish

Interesting stuff from OpenColleges. Are you incorporating iPads or other similar tools into how you work with your members? An Infographic by Open Colleges. Potluck

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

How to Meet Your Consumers’ Social Media Expectations

Mindjumpers

Already on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest? Then you have taken the first baby steps to understanding what your consumers expect. The crucial part of being commercially successful on social networks, however, isn’t just to have a profile or account. Obviously.

Seven of the Best Guides to Marketing with Pinterest of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

While consumer brand marketers are embracing Pinterest enthusiastically, many B2B marketers are still in a quandary about the visual sharing site. On one hand, it’s highly engaging, rapidly growing, and has more than 11 million users.

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Picking up an IABC Canada Silver Leaf Award

Sherrilynne Starkie

The International Association of Busines s Communicators (IABC) recently presented its Silver Leaf Awards for 2012, and Thornley Fallis and our client Allstate Canada were recognized with two Awards of Merit.

Launching a SMAC!Down: Sock Monkeys Against Cancer

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Jennifer Windrum. NoMo is the ringleader of “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer”, a gang of monkeys that provides tangible support to those with cancer, reminding them no one fights it alone. Right now, NoMo is just a prototype. But, with your help, NoMo and his SMAC!

TweetLevel’s New Influence Measurement Tool Delivers Far More Than A Score

The Realtime Report

“Influence without context is irrelevant,” says the new TweetLevel how to page , and anyone who has followed my rants and reports on influence measurement knows that is music to my ears.

Which is Better: Social Media or Email Marketing? [VIDEO]

SocialFish

If you work for a small nonprofit, chances are you feel the pain of limited staff, limited budgets, and the limited hours in your busy schedule. On top of that, no one seems to understand these challenges. They expect miracles.

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How Social Media Reflects Human Behaviour

Mindjumpers

How to successfully connect and engage with your customers and consumers via social media is the natural focus point of our blog, as this is Mindjumpers’ field of expertise.

Why Digital Marketers Need to Get More Personal

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in behavioral targeting Personalization. What does personalization really mean? You’ll be forgiven if you have absolutely no idea.