December, 2012

The Pope tweets and so can your CEO

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Pope has seen the light. Last week he sent his first ever tweet: “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.”.

Facebook Tip: Changing From Mobile To Desktop View On Your iPad Or Tablet

SocMed Sean

I can’t live without my tablet. First, I had an iPad and then eventually switched to an ASUS Transformer as my primary gadget. If you are a tablet owner, though, you probably know that apps like Twitter and Facebook treat your tablet as a mobile device by default.

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When Life Happens

Waxing UnLyrical

Today’s been a big day for me. Because, as you read this, I will have packed up my stuff from MSL Washington DC , and getting ready to have a farewell refreshment with my colleagues, some of whom have become dear friends.

Book Review: Stand Out Social Marketing

SocialFish

This is a guest post from Mike Lewis, VP of Marketing for Awareness and author of Stand Out Social Marketing: How to Rise Above the Noise, Differentiate Your Brand, and Build an Outstanding Online Presence.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

The New Face of SEO: Content Creation Comes First [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Traditionally, we think of SEO as something very technically rooted. But this has changed immensely during the last couple of years.

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Facebook and a ‘harmless’ prank

Sherrilynne Starkie

Global news media is full of stories drawing parallels of last week’s royal hoax to Diana, and perhaps these are not unfounded. But for this new generation of royal watchers, there is one very big difference from Prince William’s mother’s day…social media.

Updated Facebook Tip: Organizing, Moving and Editing Your Photos And Albums

SocMed Sean

Uploading photos to Facebook using your phone or tablet is easy. Reorganizing them, however, can be a real pain. Check out my tips for creating Facebook albums and moving photos between albums. Facebook Featured Social Media Tech best practices facebook photos social media social networking tips

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

This post will depress all the Facebook Ninjas who’ve drunk the Facebook Koolaid. Image via niallkennedy on Flickr, CC 2.0. I have been working with a new client since July. They are a service business. One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point.

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?).

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.

How to Optimize Your Brand’s Twitter Presence [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Throughout 2012, an average of + 190 million tweets have been sent out daily and the number of users have grown from 106 millions end of 2010 to +500 millions during 2012. Just imagine that! And like Facebook users, 50% of the Twitter users access the network via mobile.

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012

Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne’s Ottawa Twitter top 20 lists used to feature on this blog monthly. But they were very time consumer to compile and the grading tools used kept changing algorithms and or other aspects of their service making the lists difficult to standardize. This list was compiled using Twitter Grader. All the profiles included are actually real people, not brands or companies. The list is published through Listly which means a significant difference from past lists.

The Biggest Moments in Social Media in 2012

Direct Marketing Observations

Looking back on the year, it’s easy to see what was big when we have the benefit of an infographic. At the least, there’s no doubt that social adds a layer and an element to our memories. Big shoutout to Mashable and The SEO Company. social media

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.

PR and Change… On the Edge of Tomorrow

Waxing UnLyrical

I’m sure this will come as a ginormous surprise for all of you…. I love what I do for a living. For you “newcomers” to Waxing UnLyrical, I’m a public relations professional now teaching the next generation(s) of PR pros. Sometimes I say, “Been there; done that.” But that’s not true.

Why you should be on Google+

SocialFish

I’m going to be talking about Google+ at the ASAE Technology Conference tomorrow. My theory about Google+ is explained incredibly well in this first presentation by Gideon Rosenblatt, which I am including as handout. If you understand this, you’ll get what you need to do with Google+.

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China: The State of Social Media

Mindjumpers

Guest post written by Jens H. Nielsen, IT Entrepreneur. After being involved in the collaboration between the IT University of Copenhagen and Peking University, he has been living and working in Beijing for the last couple of years.

Seven Expert Social PR Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Public relations (PR) or media relations has long been treated as its own world, separate from marketing. It was viewed as being about name recognition and industry credibility, not something as mundane as lead generation.

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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.

Social Media In 2012: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (5 Must-Reads)

Firebelly

2012 was an exciting year in the social media space. Learn all about the good, the bad and the ugly in these must-reads. From the Nielsen Social Media Report for 2012. 8 Big Social Media Disasters of 2012.

Social Media’s Impact and Effect

Direct Marketing Observations

There’s no doubt any longer about social media permeating every aspect of our daily live’s. Here’s a great infographic on the true ubiquity of social. Thanks to the folks from Socially Aware Blog. social media Social Networking

The Space Between

Waxing UnLyrical

I had a marathon “start getting caught up on WUL” session yesterday (in fact, I’m typing this at 3:30 am today , though you won’t read it for a few hours more).

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How to Build a True Learning Community at the Core of Your Membership Model

SocialFish

What makes a group into a learning community? And what is the role of social media-enabled learning communities in the modern membership organization and other comparable types of knowledge service delivery?

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Social Commerce IQ 2012 [Report]

Mindjumpers

The most recent report from 8th Bridge provides an overview and trend evaluation of the most recent state of Social Commerce.

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How To Use Influencer Marketing To Launch A New Product

The Realtime Report

This is a guest post by Evy Wilkins, VP of Marketing at Traackr. If 2012 was the year influencer marketing emerged on the social media marketing scene, 2013 will bring more structure, best practices and better frameworks for leveraging online influencers across marketing initiatives.

4 Must-Reads + 1 Must-See On Instagram’s TOS Changes

Firebelly

This week Instagram announced changes to its terms of service that will go into effect on January 16, 2013. With change, comes drama. There has been plenty of that – with many in the traditional and social media spaces speculating the consequences these changes may bring.

Social May Artificially Validate Motivation and Intent But…

Direct Marketing Observations

Don’t let the title scare you. it’s really a simple notion actually. It goes something like this. You’re a marketer, you’re tasked to sell something online.

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Why Measuring the Networked Nonprofit is a Must-Read

Waxing UnLyrical

What happens when the doyenne of the nonprofit world and the queen of measurement decide to write a book together ?

Social media offers innovative ways to reach out

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Ekaterina Walter, a social innovator at Intel and the author of “ Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg ”.

China: The Most Popular Social Networks

Mindjumpers

Guest post written by Jens H. Nielsen, IT Entrepreneur. After being involved in the collaboration between the IT University of Copenhagen and Peking University, he has been living and working in Beijing for the last couple of years.

Twitter Shifts Position: Now Claims PeopleBrowsr Suit Is A Federal Antitrust Case

The Realtime Report

Last week, PeopleBrowsr, a social analytics company, won a temporary restraining order preventing Twitter from terminating its long-standing access to the full firehose.