May, 2015

Snapchatting loses top banker his job

Sherrilynne Starkie

A week after having a series of snaps reposted to Instagram , Royal Bank of Scotland announced tha t Chairman Rory Cullinan would be leaving the company. Coincidence? Maybe. It seems the banking boss had used Snapchat to send his daughter some messages about how boring his job is.

10 Top Marketing Thought Leaders in Social Media

Webbiquity SMM

If you were asked to name the top thought leaders in marketing today–the 10 marketers you’d definitely advise others to follow on social media–how would you proceed?

[Cool Infographic Friday] The History of the Hashtag

SocialFish

by mainstreethost. ———– ( photo credit ). Potluck

The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Thought Leader

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by C.A. Newberry. You started a blog, penned some insightful articles and accumulated a couple thousand followers on Twitter. Shall we label you a “thought leader?” ” Nope, not happening. Sorry.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Dig IN Names Firebelly Social Media Agency Of Record

Firebelly

We’re thrilled to announce Dig IN has named Firebelly social media agency of record for 2015. This year’s responsibilities have been expanded to include social media strategy and execution, in addition to design and media support services.

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Hey recent PR graduate! Let’s chat

Sherrilynne Starkie

Every year about this time, young graduates email me about PR internships and job opportunities. These messages often come with a request to meet up so they can ask me a few questions about my own career and get some advice. Here’s the questions I usually get: How did you get a start in your career? As a young mother, I was part of a women returners’ group exploring career choices.

How to Take Advantage of the Google-Twitter Partnership

Saying It Social

Information about the Google-Twitter Partnership and how your business can take advantage of the new possibilities it provides. The post How to Take Advantage of the Google-Twitter Partnership appeared first on.

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Letting Go

SocialFish

When we did nearly 200 interviews of Millennials in the workplace as part of the research for our new book , we noticed an interesting trend. Many of the Millennials were really scratching their heads as they looked at traditional management practices, particularly when it comes to technology.

Thought Leadership: Wise Thoughts from Wide Experience

Waxing UnLyrical

The term “thought leadership” is slowly slipping into the gray anonymity of overuse. It seems like I’m seeing it used for everything from “how to solve world hunger” to “how to change your kitchen sink.”.

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 #1 Quality Of Amazing Social Media Managers

Firebelly

Social media managers are multitasking maestros that know and do a lot of things, but the best ones have one quality in common. So what is the #1 quality of amazing social media managers? They’re fluent in using both sides of their brains! That really sums it up.

5 Incredible Small Business Marketing Resources You Haven’t Heard Of

Jason Yormark

Throughout my professional career, I’ve always had a love for small business. Whether it was creating them myself, or helping others, small business is the backbone of our economy, and I always love finding tools and resources that can help small businesses navigate their marketing needs. It can be incredibly tough to find the time and budget to effectively market your small business, so anytime I find something I think can help, I feel compelled to shout it from the rooftops!

The State of Digital Marketing 2015

Buzz Marketing for Technology

With mid-year coming up and summertime upon us, many marketers are taking stock of the first half of the year and re-checking their Digital Marketing plans to finish out 2015 strong.

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Your Page and Facebook’s Algorithm Change

Saying It Social

How Facebook's Algorithm change will impact your Business page and how to post correctly so Facebook's new Algorithm doesn't negatively impact your business more than it should. The post Your Page and Facebook’s Algorithm Change appeared first on. Facebook Facebook Strategy Business Pages Content Content Marketing facebook Facebook Algorithm Pages

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.

Employee Engagement Declines to Lowest Point in 8 Years

SocialFish

If you are looking to better recruit, retain, and/or engage your Millennial employees, you need to read When Millennials Take Over and contact me at maddie@culturethatworks.net for assistance with engagement strategies. ——-.

#measurePR Recap: Measuring the Millennial Workplace

Waxing UnLyrical

When brainstorming guests for the May #measurePR Twitter chat, I instantly thought of Maddie Grant and Richard Sheridan.

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Stop Making This Common Social Media Marketing Mistake

Firebelly

I’m surprised at the number of brands who keep making this common social media mistake. Despite years of warnings, and even some embarrassing revelations (think “Great Instagram Purge of 2014″), brands continue to be seduced by a shortcut that gets them nowhere in the long run.

Interview With a Small Business Owner Crushed by Google

Bill Hartzer

May is small business month, so as a follow-up to a blog post I wrote recently , I tracked this small business owner, Ira Zoot from TicketStub.com, and interviewed him. Mr. Zoot originally claimed that he, as a small business owner, has been crushed by Google.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Social Media Updates: April

yMarketingMatters

Things happening at breakneck speed in technology these days, and social media service providers are doing their best to vie for the most popular, most innovative and most highly sought-after spot among their users.

Audi Ireland Runs Risky Twitter Campaign

The Social Media Incubator

photo courtesy of Flickr. One quick glance at Audi Ireland’s Twitter activity recently could have had many in an uproar.

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! Check out the other good stuff over on Higher Logic too.

3 Smart Thought Leadership Tips for Entrepreneurs

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Molly Borchers. Here’s a harsh truth: anyone who tells you “build it and they will come” is full of crap. Sorry, Field of Dreams. You can build the next Uber, Tinder, or [insert hot, IPO-bound startup here] and it won’t matter if no one knows you exist.

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

9 LinkedIn Best Practices For 2015

Firebelly

LinkedIn is still the go-to social network for business professionals and job seekers. It’s a great tool to showcase your business and your employees. To make sure you’re using it effectively, follow these nine best practices. #1 1 Optimize Your Profile.

Google Removing Domain Names From Search Results Increases Internet User Vulnerability

Bill Hartzer

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Google announced that they are beginning to remove the domain name from the mobile search results.

The Power of Facebook Business Manager

Saying It Social

Designed to integrate all Facebook Management efforts into 1 tool, Business manager streamlines Facebook management for all types of advertisers & agencies. Learn more about the benefits of using biz manager! The post The Power of Facebook Business Manager appeared first on.

5 Things You Need to Know About Google’s Mobile Changes

Convince & Convert

It’s been nicknamed “Mobile-geddon.” The misinterpretations surrounding Google’s April 21 algorithm updates resulted in panic in the tech and business communities last week.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Email Campaign Snakes and Ladders

SocialFish

OK, so I thought this one was pretty creative. H/t to Instiller. ————– ( photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: #thoughtfulgifting

Waxing UnLyrical

No matter how old we are, I think we’re all momma’s girls (and boys) at heart. And when thousands of miles separate you, I’m really grateful for the technology that allows me to stay close to my own momma. Between recovery and traveling to Portland yesterday (I know!

Bud Light Removes Label Following Controversy

The Social Media Incubator

It spread quickly across social media; yet another campaign that should’ve put up red flags in early development. Bud Light has continued to expand it’s #UpForWhatever campaign, which debuted during the 2014 Super Bowl. However, the most popular beer in the U.S.

Small Business Owner: Google Crushed Me

Bill Hartzer

An interesting post was written by a small business owner , sharing his experience about being crushed by Google.