January, 2014

Google Keep will get you organized

Sherrilynne Starkie

Each New Year’s Day, people resolve to get organized once and for all, and for content marketers being organized can make the difference between being ‘good enough’ and ‘top notch’. Google Keep is a nifty little free app that can help lift a content marketing effort to the next level.

Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. These are no longer “nice to have”, but “must have” for your business.

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UnSocial Social Media – Surfing LinkedIn Profiles As Anonymous

SocMed Sean

I’ll be starting a new series on SocMedSean that focuses on some of the most unsocial social media behaviors that I see in the digital space.

Monday Roundup: Happy New Year

Waxing UnLyrical

Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and are well rested, ready to take on 2014. In the spirit of the season, this week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web focused on the new year and what lies ahead.

Social Media Automation 101

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

17 Critical Elements of a Solid Social Media Strategy

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Social Media Marketing Tags: content plan , Facebook strategy , set up social media , social media goals , Social Media Marketing , social media monitoring , social media optimization , social media plan , social media strategy 92% of companies are currently using social media*.

The Rules Of Throwback Thursday

Firebelly

“TBT” or “Throwback Thursday” is one of the most popular hashtag trends on the web. According to Instagram, there are over 132 million photos bearing the tag. Obviously, it’s popular.

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Finding Order in Social Networking Chaos

Ari Herzog

That is my mission for 2014. I am throwing out the rules. I am eliminating the notes and disclaimers. I am retreating into the past. When I began speaking at social media conferences in 2009, I auto-followed 7,000 on Twitter and had nearly 1,000 Facebook friends.

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Online Advertising Online Testing Testing.

Forrest Gump Was Right…Life IS a Box of Chocolates

Waxing UnLyrical

It has become abundantly clear to me over the past few years that life – through which we all must pass – is an ever-evolving puzzle and a genuine delight. Image: Adam Collins via Flickr, CC 2.0.

01/10/2014: Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , Google Plus , Pinterest , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Blog , Facebook , Google , google plus , Pinterest , social media , Social Media Snapshot , Twitter Social Media Snapshot Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place.

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.

In Real Life: Social In Person (And Not In Media)

Firebelly

What happened to being social in real life? Social media has shifted the focus away from culminating “real life” experiences with people.

Social Networking Stats: Comparing Top Brands (Big vs. Small) on Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: over 218 million monthly active users. via Twitter. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

Meet the Power of Blog Syndication

Ari Herzog

I recently wrote 19 best practices on tweeting like a human. Please visit that link and focus on the number of people who clicked my social sharing buttons. As of this moment in time, 9 people shared it on Facebook, 46 shared it on Twitter, 10 shared it on Google+, and 3 shared it on LinkedIn.

9 Best Social Media and Content Marketing Tips From Buffer

Convince & Convert

We’ve experimented with lots of different content marketing methods at Buffer, so I wanted to share with you 9 of the best ways we’ve found to increase engagement and improve your content strategy.

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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.

Telecommuting: It’s Not for Everyone

Waxing UnLyrical

[Ed: it''s Shonali''s, er, my, birthday today! In the spirit of this post, she''s, er, I''m, taking the day off. But she, er, I, will be making up for it later, as you''ll see is wont to happen when you read Karelyn''s terrific guest post.].

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01/03/2014: Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Social Media Marketing Tags: com , Blog , Facebook , Flipagram , social media , Social Media Snapshot , Web , web domains Social Media Snapshot Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place.

Content Creators Unite At NMX 2014: A Brief Review

Firebelly

A few weeks ago my father ( @shashib ) and I attended the New Media Expo in Las Vegas (If you want more information on this check out my Blogworld post ). While we didn’t stick around for as many sessions as last year, we met some great people and learned a ton.

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Social Networking Stats: 80% of World Leaders on Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: over 218 million monthly active users. via Twitter. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

50+ Filters to Keep Your Gmail Inbox Squeaky Clean

Kikolani

Have you always wanted to maintain Inbox Zero, but found yourself falling short as email upon email piled up in your inbox? Are you not a fan of Gmail’s new tab system? If so, then filters may be the solution to your problem.

3 Scientific Studies With Real Insight Into Social Media

Convince & Convert

. It’s no secret: social media marketing has a data problem. Despite a growing number of tools available to measure the ROI of social media, many of the claims made by “marketing gurus” in this sector come from the gut.

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Microvideo Will Dominate 2014

Waxing UnLyrical

When Vine debuted last January, I wasn’t convinced of how much difference just six seconds could make. Sure, our attention spans are seemingly dwindling by the second, but six seconds doesn’t allow for much. Image: Chuck Hagel via Flickr CC 2.0. Leave it to me to doubt humanity.

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01/17/2014: Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , LinkedIn , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Facebook , gmail , Google , linkedin , social media , Social Media Snapshot , Twitter Social Media Snapshot Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

The Science Of Maximizing Your Social Media Impact

Firebelly

(Image via wikimotive). The art of finding the optimal times to post updates, tweet, and share brand items on social media remains a conflicting mess of information.

Doing Just Vine: How Vine Changed the Social Landscape

The Realtime Report

This is a guest post by Megan Totka, Chief Editor for ChamberofCommerce.com. Approaching the one-year anniversary of its launch, Vine has proven to be the little app that could.

Native advertising is here to stay

Sherrilynne Starkie

Advertorials have been almost since the dawn of the news business; the concept of native advertising is nothing new. At its most basic, a native ad is a paid-for story that mimics the look, feel and style of the editorial that surrounds it.

Why Apps May Become More Important Than Your Website

Convince & Convert

In this “Polar Vortex” edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about this transitive postulate: We are spending more time online than with any other media. We are spending much of that digital time in mobile devices. Most of that mobile time is spent in apps.

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Forget Everything You Ever Learned About Body Language

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Rob Biesenbach. If there’s one principle that unites the PR and marketing community, it’s the age-old wisdom that “93 percent of all communication is nonverbal.” It’s all about your body language, right? Image: José Luis Ruiz via Flickr, CC 2.0.

01/24/2014: Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , SEO , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Facebook , Google , HootSuite , Instagram , social media , Social Media Marketing , Twitter , uverVU Social Media Snapshot Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place.

From Seoul To Copenhagen: Making My Way To My Perfect Place

Firebelly

When Firebelly first contacted me to interview for a freelance design position, I was skeptical. I had recently moved back from Copenhagen, where I was an Art Director’s Assistant at INDEX: Design to Improve Life.

Instagram Is Fastest Growing Social Network Worldwide

The Realtime Report

Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn are still the most popular social networks worldwide, but Instagram is growing faster than any other social site, according to new research by GlobalWebIndex.

Get Internet Voicemail from Website Visitors with SpeakPipe

Ari Herzog

In the spirit of Vine, SnapChat, and other applications that enable you to record your voice (or any sound) in combination with video to your friends, meet SpeakPipe.

6 Skills You Need To Be A Social Media Professional

Convince & Convert

Image from Bigstock.com. When Amber Naslund and I wrote The NOW Revolution in 2010, we created this graphic to describe the characteristics of the ideal community manager/social media practitioner.

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