January, 2011

20 Social Media Trends for Business in 2011

Dave Fleet

Tweet 20 Social Media Business Trends in 2011. View more presentations from Dave Fleet. One of the great things about working in the digital space right now is observing the many changes constantly occurring.

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Facebook's secret groups | Sherrilynne Starkie

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Social Media Definition by Peeing [infographic]


Tweet The other night I were browsing through my following feed on Tweetdeck, looking for interesting news – a fun tweet caught my eye…. I knew that I’ve seen something like it before – another tweet a couple of days ago.

15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

In the genes? I don't know if we PR pros have a faulty gene or what, but we make it so easy for other professionals to beat up on us. Image: JKönig via Flickr, CC 2.0. Last week I posted 6 ways to ruin your chances of getting free

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Connecting Twitter to LinkedIn: Just Say No

Almost Savvy

I already know most of you will be in one of two camps. Some of you will immediately feel my pain and totally get what I’m talking about. Others will think I’m making much ado about nothing and ought to let go of my outdated idea of how and where content is best shared.

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10 Social Media Lessons From Home Improvement

Dave Fleet

Tweet If we’re connected on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed me posting a lot about the renovations we’re currently conducting on our new house. In a brief moment of downtime, I started thinking about the social media lessons you can learn from the process of renovating a house.

January 2011: Ottawa's Twitter top 20 | Sherrilynne Starkie

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The Impact of Social Media


Tweet Harvard Business Review Analytics Services has released a study on the impact of social media. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, blogs etc. offers organizations the chance to join conversation with millions of customers around the globe every day.

HOW TO: Grow your Facebook Page by 17% in 1 week!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

No this isn’t a scam or a trick to get you to buy one of my books (but please don’t let that stop you from doing so).

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.

Social Media Refresh Tip #2: Export Your Friends’ Contact Info

Almost Savvy

You’ve taken the job of connecting with the right people online seriously. You’ve methodically built your professional network of connections on LinkedIn. You’ve added your family, friends, old classmates and co-workers to your list of Facebook friends.

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The Next Chapter: Joining Citrix Online

Justin Levy

A little more than 2 years ago Chris Brogan and I were both attending the first Social Media Jungle event in New York so we decided to carpool down together.

47 Books For Your 2011 Reading List

Dave Fleet

Tweet Looking for books to populate your reading list for 2011? Here are a few to think about. Last year I set myself a challenge: reading a book every two weeks throughout the year (I actually managed one more than that).

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Report: social media analysis | Sherrilynne Starkie

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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.

Great Case on Social Media Turned Into a Bad One by The Traditional Media


Tweet It all started with Lara – a user of social media, unhappy with her wireless company, making a complaint about it on Twitter, the company returned to her and fixed the problem. It is a great story of customer service on social media which one should think about.

Like Stuff On Facebook? Say Cheese, You're An Ad!

Waxing UnLyrical

What's the buzz, tell me what's happening. Yesterday's social media storm-in-the-making (or so it seems to me) was about the fact that Facebook can now turn your “likes” into ads. This is what Ad Age had to say about it (and thanks to

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?),

News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the big mistakes I often see with companies when they are setting up a Page on Facebook is they spend more time planning “the wedding than they do the marriage” as I like to say.

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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.

Your Brainstorms Suck

Dave Fleet

Tweet Brainstorms are one of the most fun parts of the communications planning process. You get to remove restrictions from your mind, pretend there are no limits and be as creative as you like. The trouble is, most brainstorms suck. Most brainstorms focus entirely on tactics… on coming up with ideas in whatever way you can. You end up with ideas in search of a strategy. People then try to craft a strategic framework around it to justify the “big idea&# to the decision maker.

Deloitte's 2011 social network predictions | Sherrilynne Starkie

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Social Media Has Changed The Fashion Industry


Tweet. For a while ago, I wrote a blog post called 4 Ways Social Media Has Changed The Fashion Industry pointing out among other things how bloggers has become the new (and most important) influencers and how the brands get more and more humanized. I would like to highlight the subject again.

Four Free Digital Marketing Tools for Non-Profits

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Erica Holt. These are frugal days, and everyone loves getting and writing about free stuff. Wait for it…) Relax, I'm not going to re-list what's already been written all over the Interwebz about affordable technology

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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.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600 million.

What’s a Twintern anyway?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Sitting around the dinner table a fellow marketer the other day I heard this term I never heard before … a Twintern.

Drive. Learn. Commit.

Dave Fleet

Tweet I have so many thoughts running through my head about 2011 right now, it hurts. First, though, I want to look back and reflect on the 2010 that was, for me, a huge year. To use Chris Brogan’s three-word approach in hindsight, I could characterize my 2010 with drive, learn and commit. Drive. I don’t often get personal here, but I thought I’d share a personal story with you: In June 2003 I moved to Canada (I came here for the first time just over eight years ago).

Grammys map music with new app | Sherrilynne Starkie

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We Love Facebook! The Hardcore Facts In An Infographic


Tweet SocialHype and Online Schools have rendered this infographic presenting how many people use Facebook, how often they log on to the social network, which ages that are most present on Facebook etc.

5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. One of the things that I've been doing over the last couple of years, ever since I started this blog, was to play with plugins and ways in which it could look more visually appealing

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Looking for an easy way to create a cool graphical email signature with trackable interactive buttons? Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites?

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How To Easily Hack Your Facebook Profile Photo

Almost Savvy

Yes, I finally gave in. I had resisted the call to “upgrade&# my profile on Facebook for several weeks. Calling it an “upgrade&# didn’t fool me. I heard the buzz and read the complaints. Many of those who moved to the new format weren’t happy.