March, 2012

International Women’s Day 2012 — Are we really equals?

Sherrilynne Starkie

‘M’ asks 007…are we really equals? Until the answer is yes.we must never stop asking.

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Pinterest Revises Their Terms Of Use…But Are The Changes Enough?

SocMed Sean

I have had a LOT of feedback about my article about why I deleted by pinboards because of Pinterest’s Terms of Use. Everything from fear to curiosity to anger.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing.

10 Email Sins You Must Stop Committing Right Now

Almost Savvy

Email. Whether we like it or not, it is part of our lives. We love it when it’s easy and when others use it in a way that works for us. The rest of the time, we hate it. And when we hate it, we really hate it.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Kami Watson Huyse, CEO of Zoetica Media and editor of the Communications Overtones blog.

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Bloggers important in PR

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bloggers are increasingly important in public relations, according to a white paper published today by DWPub. Eighty-two per cent of PR professionals work with bloggers to provide coverage for clients, while 98% find bloggers useful or invaluable.

Why I Just Deleted All My Pinboards From Pinterest – Hint…It’s Their Terms Of Use

SocMed Sean

If you are a blogger or content creator, you REALLY should read the Pinterest terms of use I know I’m going to be in the minority, here, but I’m not thrilled about Pinterest right now.

Importance of Storytelling in Social Media

Mindjumpers

Tweet An aspect of social media that is often overlooked, is its role in the evolution of storytelling. Social media have made us all to storytellers.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. And while its primary marketing value is on the B2C side, more than a third of B2B marketers also rate it as their most active social network.

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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.

Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy

SocialFish

The new Facebook page timeline layout changes the way your organization needs to think about content.

Where does content fit in Facebook’s new marketing model?

Dave Fleet

While marketers everywhere seem to be focused on Facebook Timelines for brands, the latest changes to Facebook’s advertising model represent just as significant a change for brands – if not even more so. How so, you ask? Let’s start by.

Wikipedia rules the waves

Sherrilynne Starkie

After 244 years, the Encyclopedia Britannica has decided to halt the presses and go out of print. Facing the realities and the stiff competition from Wikipedia , the Encyclopedia Britannica will now focus primarily on their online services. But even then, it might be too late.

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

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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.

New Facebook Guidelines For Brand’s Timeline

Mindjumpers

Tweet Once Facebook timeline for Pages was launched on Feb 29, 2012, there have also been some changes in guidelines for brand pages. All the brands planning to introduce Timeline need to adhere to these guidelines.

Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

Waxing UnLyrical

One of the most fun projects I’ve worked on recently was Oxfam America’s (OA) International Women’s Day (IWD) 2012 campaign. The project.

Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate

SocialFish

Those of us born between 1980 to 1995 are commonly referred to as Generation-Y. To be honest, I think the name N-Gen (Net Generation) is more befitting. We are certainly addicted to the internet; we grew up with it, so it comes naturally to us.

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Want to get better at social media? Ask “Why?”

Dave Fleet

Social media practitioners: want to get better at your job? Learn one word: Why? Used well, asking “why?” ” can help you get to the bottom of almost any problem, push your colleagues to explore new options, and force a new level of honesty in decision making.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

So Slang: dictionary of street terms

Sherrilynne Starkie

There’s a free online resource to check out the real defnition of slang words and street terms. It’s contributed to and edited by thousands of people online who add their own meanings to millions of words.

Social Tip: Organizing Photos In The New Facebook Timeline

SocMed Sean

With the rollout of the new Facebook timeline to most users, there has been a lot of confusion about how you used to do things in Facebook and how you do them now. For me, one of the most confusing has been the organization of photos.

2012 Is The Year of Visual Communication

Mindjumpers

Tweet It’s a known fact that visual stimuli has a strong effect on humans, also compared to other kinds of stimuli such as reading or listening. Now, more than ever before, technology has made it easier to take part in visual storytelling with online communities.

5 Lessons for Nonprofits from Kony 2012

Waxing UnLyrical

The big story last week was Invisible Children’s 30-minute film on Joseph Kony. I mean, you just couldn’t get away from it. I was fascinated; not by the video so much (which I agree was beautifully produced), but by the amount of conversation it generated.

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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.

Successful Strategies for Distance Learning [CASE STUDY]

SocialFish

This post is by Marci D. Thompson, Associate Director, Online Education, APIC. APIC is a professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 14,000 members. Their mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection.

(Social Media) Haters Gonna Hate

Firebelly

According to Urban Dictionary , “a hater is a person that develops a strong dislike for another, solely basing their own opinion on personal judgment rather than objective merit. The formation of a hater’s contempt commonly arises from jealously and/or resentment.”

We don’t discuss politics on Facebook, right?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Image by Getty Images via @daylife. They say you should never discuss politics or religion, right? Well this advice seems to hold true according a new survey by the Pew Research Center ’s Internet & American Life Project that on social networking sites. Postings on social networking sites reveal surprises for many users when it comes to the political views of their friends.

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Developers: Use Your Skills In The Fight Against Diabetes!

SocMed Sean

I am a sucker for a challenge…almost to a fault. I just can’t walk away from a good opportunity to wrap my brain around a problem.

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Why Your CEO Should Be Active On Social Media [Study]

Mindjumpers

Tweet. One of the basic steps for brands to take on social media is to enhance brand awareness by focusing on spokesperson visibility. Lots of brands encourage their CEOs and CMOs to join Twitter with their individual profiles and talk about the company from an insider perspective.

Why Facebook’s New Timeline for Pages Will be More Useful Than You Think

Waxing UnLyrical

Like it or not, if you administer at least one Facebook Page, you’re trying to get ready to face the music next Friday. Because that’s the day – March 30 – when its new Timeline format will go live on all brand/business pages.

Keep Calm… and Carry On

SocialFish

Just for Friday fun. This video is quite moving and interesting. And the message, well, it’s a nice reminder for all of us. Have a good weekend. Potluck

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Facebook New Timeline: Everything You Need to Know

yMarketingMatters

It’s coming up: Are you ready for Facebook’s March 31st deadline to move your Facebook business Page to Facebook Timeline ? For the SMB, it may seem little daunting, I know. Don’t fret.