May, 2011

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Few phenomena have ever spread as far and grown as rapidly as social media; obviously, this has tapped into something essential to our nature. What is it? The answer may come from the email marketing field.

3 Mistakes You’re Making Online

Almost Savvy

Oy, the internet. Must it be so complicated? Can’t we all just have fun online and not worry so much? While some people do take that approach, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it.

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The 9 Deadly Sins of Facebook Pages and Their Administrators

Justin Levy

When I speak to groups or am interviewed about Facebook, I am often asked to provide examples of companies that are “doing it right.&#

Unleash your curation creativity: 4 cool storytelling tools

SocialFish

I’ve been playing with a slew of storytelling tools lately.

Social Media Automation 101

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

How To Use Facebook For Marketing

Mindjumpers

Tweet Facebook has published a Best Practice Guide for how to use their platform for marketing. The guide provides a great overview of the marketing potential in having a presence on Facebook as well as suggestions for some strategic steps to go through when building a presence.

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Is YouTube Part Of Your Social Media Strategy?

Jason Yormark

YouTube just turned 6 today and they released some staggering statistics ( source link ): -3 billion views per day (up 50% in the past 12 months). -48 48 hours of video are uploaded every single minute (100% increase year over year). million unique viewers per month.

Facebook Friend Requests: Accept or Ignore?

Almost Savvy

Everybody uses Facebook differently. Just like all of social media, there is no one right way to use it. Still, I’m often asked how I use it. One of the common questions about Facebook concerns friend requests. How to choose which to accept and which to ignore?

Don’t Be Fooled By Last-Click Analysis Of Social Media

Dave Fleet

Forrester recently published a report entitled “ The Purchase Path of Online Buyers.&# Normally I’m a fan of Forrester’s reports, but this one left me scratching my head.

What’s the future of nonprofits?

SocialFish

Read this book to find out ! We were thrilled to have the chance to interview author David J Neff about his new book with Randal C Moss, The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age. See what you think – and check out the video below too.

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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.

Why Social Media is not a Cheaper Alternative > $5 [part I]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Tehneyat who works with social media for the advertising agency Wunderman in London, United Kingdom. You can follow Tehneyat on Twitter @tehneyat. Incorrect Assumption: Social Media is Cheap. Social media is not cheap.

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3 Resources for PR/Social Media Pros & Small Biz Owners

Waxing UnLyrical

There have been so many great resources coming my way lately, I just had to share. ‘Cos you know, that is what Iizallabout! So let’s get to them. The daily PR & Marketing calendar of event hashtags. Time was there was a “season&# for conferences.

Hyper Alerts: Facebook’s Missing Link

Firebelly

It can get pretty noisy on Facebook. Between comments, birthdays, likes, friend requests, Foursquare check-ins, events and Farmville requests (seriously, can we be all done with Farmville?) it can seem like there’s a notification for everything. Timmy logged on: alert!

Trust Me: Why Trust is Crucial for Business Success, and How to Built It

Webbiquity SMM

According to a recent presentation from HubSpot , “selling is 10X easier once you have established trust.&# Other than having something of value to offer, trust is the most essential element for business success.

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.

Why Share of Voice is a Useless PR Metric

Dave Fleet

This is a guest post by my Edelman colleague Rob Clark. Sometimes you say a word too many times in a row and the word slowly begins to lose meaning for yourself.

Social Organizations Are Serious about Learning

SocialFish

There is a theme that runs through the book, Humanize, that Maddie and I are writing, and it has to do with being all talk and no action.

You Can Now Tag a Brand or Page in Facebook

Mindjumpers

Tweet Facebook has added a new, absolutely cool feature last night, which allow users to tag pages and brands in their Facebook photos as well as in updates. This is already know from the tagging of personal profiles.

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Smear Tactics: Great for BBQ, but PR? Not So Much

Waxing UnLyrical

I remember the foul quite clearly. It was a Saturday morning and your Grinnell Tigers 8 th Grade Boys “B&# team was playing its hated rival, the South Tama Trojans.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Sitting Is Killing You. Yes, You.

Firebelly

We’ve all heard that sitting is going to kill us, yes? Oh, well let me terrify enlighten you. I’d tell you to sit down for this news, but well…you’ll see. Click to embiggen. Scared yet?

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 Non-Review Review: The Now Revolution

Dave Fleet

A quick confession for you: about six months ago I snagged a pre-release copy of the book “ The Now Revolution ,&# by my friends Amber Naslund and Jay Baer. I quickly read it, absorbed it and loved it.

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Get Your Blue Key

SocialFish

Wondering what this key is for? It’s a little blue key that, for $5, can help a refugee displaced by persecution, war or violence.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

How To Use QR Codes for Business

Mindjumpers

Tweet Maybe you have noticed the square barcodes sometimes appearing in advertisements, newspaper ads, movie posters, business cards etc. They are starting to appear more and more frequently. I have looked into what they are and how they can be used for marketing. What are QR codes?

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PR and Social Media Measurement: A Bright Outlook

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Richard Bagnall. Back in 2009, PR measurement professionals were cautious, to say the least.

Recommendations have nothing to do with loyalty!

Direct Marketing Observations

Just saying that out loud sounds crazy but check this out. So let’s get this straight. If a brand hooks it’s customers up with coupons, and a customer takes them, because that’s what they are demanding, does that mean they are telling you or us that you can have their business? I think so.

Community: the simplest, concisest, most elegant definition

Firebelly

My friend Hugh Vandivier is a community activist, he’s an advocate of the arts and he’s a culture strategist. In a spontaneous conversation in our local coffee shop, Hubbard & Cravens, he encapsulated what community means to him. It happens around common interests.

Compete.com Doesn’t Compete

Dave Fleet

I can’t take it any more. For years I’ve suffered in (relative) silence, while we’ve continued to use a tool that doesn’t seem to reflect any form of reality, yet no-one seems to say anything about it. I need to ask: Why do people still use Compete.com? Case in point.