May, 2018

Are you still committing these social media fails?

SocialFish

This is an excerpt from The Top 5 Social Media Fails You’re Still Committing (and how to #win instead!) on the Wild Apricot blog. Head over there to read the full article! Everyday I see nonprofits doing social media wrong. Some are even hurting their reputations from repeated mistakes.

3 Powerful Benefits of a Facebook Remarketing Campaign

Harp Interactive

If you’re like most of us, while scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed, you’ve seen ads for the very same products or services you had recently been viewing online. Ready to add Facebook remarketing as part of your advertising strategy?

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Influencer relations: how to build trust

Sherrilynne Starkie

Yes, PR has changed drastically since social and digital media disrupted the publishing industry. One of the biggest changes is the rise of ‘Influencer Relations” We used to focus on media professionals as the core influencer group and we still do.

4 Rules for Successful Interaction with your Social Media Audience

SocMed Sean

This week we welcome a guest post from James Scott. James is a an experienced write and co-founder of Essay Supply. He considers himself to be an Agile guru, digital marketing professional, and he enjoys creating the brand and business communications that work for the customer, not algorithms.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Bring your Whole Self to Work, #MindfulSocial with @mikedrobbins

Janet Fouts

On Mindful Social this week I chatted with Mike Robbins, an expert in teamwork, leadership, and emotional intelligence about his latest book, Bring your Whole Self to Work-How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance.

CPRS new vision: ethics in public relations

Sherrilynne Starkie

“As a profession public relations gets the respect it deserves,” said NO ONE EVER among the men and women who actually earn their living this way. In fact, the term PR is often seen as synomous with cover up or fluffy or even insubstantial!

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Effectively Recruiting Top Performing Employees through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Eric Czerwonka , an entrepreneur and co-founder of Buddy Punch , a software company founded in 2013 that provides time tracking solutions for startups, companies with employees, as well as anyone with a remote team to manage.

It’s As If Those Parkland Kids Learned from a Pro

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Paula Kiger. You have to promise me you won’t share this.”. The coordinator of a group of social media advocates said this via Facebook one night about eight years ago, on our private page.

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 Engagement On Your Social Platforms Is Important For Your Next Trade Show

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Reno Macri. Trade show or event marketing offers an excellent opportunity for businesses and marketers to gain valuable face-to-face time with potential clients, customers and business partners.

[Cool Infographic Friday] All About Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Thank you Elevation for this one! Photo by Benjamin Dada on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday Potluck

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Drink When Thirsty

Ari Herzog

The earliest fossil evidence for anatomically modern Homo sapiens dates back 300,000 years. Do you think your ancestors cared about eating, drinking, and sleeping schedules? Or, is it more likely they ate when hungry, drank when thirsty, and slept when tired?

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GDPR: Does it impact your Canadian business?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Today, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into full effect. It could impact Canadian businesses.

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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.

[SOLVED] Getting Rid Of Those Annoying Facebook Messenger Pop-Ups On The Desktop Site

SocMed Sean

A while back, I wrote a post about clearing the Facebook Messenger notification icon when there were actually no unread messages. The post quickly blew up, showing that there were a lot of people who were frustrated with getting a notification when there were clearly no unread messages to be found.

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Our Industry, Your Answers: Breaking Down the 2018 JOTW Communications Survey

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Scott Kaminski. Corporate communications and PR can be a lonely business of sorts. As communicators, we are sometimes holed up in self-imposed exile creating content for others to deliver on ever-shrinking budgets. Or are we?

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How eCommerce Is Helping The Environmental Cause

The Realtime Report

How eCommerce Is Helping The Environmental Cause. By Victoria Greene. eCommerce exploded onto the scene in the early Nineties, and has only grown from strength to strength since then. From stationery and suitcases to guitars and groceries, there’s a wealth of goods and services available at our fingertips. With that kind of growth, you might be concerned with the kind of impact it is having on the environment.

Key Findings from the State of Community Management Report 2018

SocialFish

The Community Roundtable’s seminal State of Community Management Report 2018 is out!! And there’s a TON of insightful information it it. “Communities impact every facet of organizational life, from empowering individual contributors to generating strategic value.

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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.

Why LinkedIn Throttles My Searches

Ari Herzog

[Image from Esther Vargas] LinkedIn’s mission is to “connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.”

Top Five: Changes to social networks come fast and furious

Sherrilynne Starkie

REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Changes to social networks come fast and furious. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie. When it comes to social media, the changes keep coming fast and furious. This week we see innovations for brands, advertisers and agencies.

[Solved] Getting The Pinterest Embed Feature To Work In WordPress

SocMed Sean

Embedding A Pinterest Board In Your WordPress Blog Post Is Not As Easy As It Should Be. Sometimes stuff just doesn’t work like it should.

Creative Communications: Lessons from Health and Wellness Brands

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Hanna Knowles. Look better. Be stronger. Get fit faster. Feel young again. Before and after. These messages are tired and far from creative. Yet, health and wellness brands refuse to let them go.

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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.

Eight Common “Flow Breakers” Leaders Face and How to Defuse Them

The Realtime Report

Eight Common “Flow Breakers” Leaders Face and How to Defuse Them. Constant disruptions at work prevent managers from achieving flow, the state of concentration that allows them to do their best work.

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5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand? I imagine most of us would agree that we’d like to see our social media channels perform better than they are now. Let’s up our social media game this year! Here are a few ideas: 1.

How Often And What To Post on Social Media

yMarketingMatters

This question has been coming up a lot lately. Business owners have been asking me via email, messenger, social media and at networking meetings, “Yasmin, how often to post and what to post on social media?”.

Top Five: Social Networks Take Action on Politics

Sherrilynne Starkie

REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Social Networks Take Action on Politics. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie.

Meet the Fediverse

Ari Herzog

Mastodon, Pleroma, GNU Social, PeerTube, Friendica, and Hubzilla are among the more popular social networking services that collectively form the Fediverse. Each service has the ability for people to create their own gathering places, called instances.

Daring PR Professionals and the Lawyers Who Love Them: A Primer for Avoiding Legal Problems

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Kerry O’Shea Gorgone. Contrary to popular belief, lawyers do not enjoy making your job harder by nixing your creative campaign ideas.

4 Ways To Use Social Media to Promote a Good Cause

The Realtime Report

4 Ways To Use Social Media to Promote a Good Cause. For all of the negatives that accompany social media these days, from “fake news,” to serious breaches of user privacy, a lot of good can still come as a result of various social media platforms.

[SOLVED] WordPress Gives A HTTP Error When Uploading Images To The Media Gallery

SocMed Sean

If you’ve been around my blog for long, you know I am a bit of a WordPress fanboy. It’s my favorite CMS and blogging platform, primarily because of the fact that the community of developers who make themes and plugins for WordPress are amazing.

Do you need help crafting a donor communications plan?

SocialFish

Your organization does great work, but do your donors understand it fully? Are you communicating with your supporters too often—or not enough? Is that channel the right one to connect with your best prospects?