December, 2011

Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

SocMed Sean

I recently participate in an Twitter chat where the conversation turned to whether or not it’s a good idea to automate social media activities.

Six important shifts for social media in 2012

Dave Fleet

It’s hard to believe we’re about to tick over to another calendar year. So, as usual, I got to thinking about the shifts I think companies need to make in their social media activities in the next year.

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Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage. All the cool kids are using it; at least, that’s what the cool kids on the internet are telling us.

The Worst Reason to Hire a PR Pro

Waxing UnLyrical

Recently, I received an email from someone asking if I would be interested in providing PR services for a fundraising campaign he is embarking on.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

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“You Have To Love People”: The Shashi Bellamkonda Interview

Firebelly

Twitter, Trains & Tandoori Chicken. I met Shashi Bellamkonda a few years ago at the Optimization Summits where we were both speaking (along with Mack Collier , Jason Fall s, John Jantsch , Jay Ehret , Mark Juleen and other members of the social media intelligentsia).

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“The Best Social Media Book This Year”

SocialFish

…or so Danny Brown says. Whoo hoo! And here are some more reviews: Humanize: A must-read book for any business becoming more social – Jigsaw (Sue Spaight). Humanizing Your Business Is Your Greatest Challenge. Here’s How To Do It. NewCommBiz (Tac Anderson).

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How to Find and Ban Members in Facebook Groups

Almost Savvy

Seemingly stealth group members. You know they're there, but you can't find them. Today’s post is written specifically for those responsible for managing a Group on Facebook.

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My Wake Up Call

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Martin Waxman. I remember a time not too long ago when I knew how to do my job really well. I’d get up in the morning, scour the media and go to work, confident that when a client would call, I could help them out. I knew what worked by doing; that is, based on success.

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New Twitter | Sherrilynne Starkie

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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.

The Top 3 ‘Big Ones’ in Social Media 2011

Mindjumpers

Tweet Closing in on the end of 2011, I have listed the three big “events” that in my opinion have lead to important development within the field of social media. My original idea was to list five, but I’m having a hard time thinking of others that are in the same league as the below mentioned.

Sorry Google+ Even A Really Cute Muppets Commercial Won’t Convert Users

SocMed Sean

I’m a big fan of the Muppets. Always have been, probably always will be. So when a commercial featuring Beaker started playing during the recent Broncos vs. Bills game, it grabbed my attention immediately.

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Meme time! How are you going to change the world in 2012?

SocialFish

I don’t know if Craig Newmark intended this post to be a meme, but what the hey, I’m taking that ball and running with it. First, read the post and all the great things several nonprofiteers are going to be working on in 2012.

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Alan K’necht: Über Thinker & SEO Brainiac: An Interview

Firebelly

Social analytics, the role of social in the future of SEO, and his favorite city – Auckland. Our visualization of the candid, cerebral, caffeinated Alan K'necht. I’m thrilled to bring you this interview with Alan K’necht! Alan and I hung out in San Francisco recently.

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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.

15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

This post first ran on Jan. 27 of this year. It’s still the most popular Waxing UnLyrical post to date, so we re-run it, with minor edits to keep it updated, for your reading pleasure in case you missed it earlier. And because we’ve gone shoe shopping. Enjoy! In the genes?

Social networking: most popular online activity worldwide.

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Facebook Private Messaging for Brands

Mindjumpers

Tweet According to TheNextWeb , a new Facebook communication option appeared for Asia-based page admins. Apparently, this allows business pages to receive private messages from their fans.

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10 Words And Phrases Social Media Pros Should Help Their Clients Understand

SocMed Sean

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Taking Personal Development Seriously

SocialFish

It’s almost the new year, and this is typically a time that people spend reflecting on this past year and making some kind of resolution, commitment, or intention about the coming year. Frequently, these intentions are related to personal development.

5 Tips On Facebook Contest Prizes

Firebelly

The prize(s) you offer can make or break your Facebook contests. Besides promoting your contest , the prize(s) you offer are the second most important factor in determining the success of your campaign. We run a lot of contests for our clients.

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What “Saved by the Bell” Teaches us About Influence and Ambassadors

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Justin Goldsborough. Remember that Johnny Dakota “Saved by the Bell” episode? You know, the one that taught us “There’s no hope with dope.”. Thanks, NBC.

Why do Facebook users add friends? | Sherrilynne Starkie

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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.

Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager.

Do You Pout About Klout? What’s The Point?

SocMed Sean

So let me ask you a question. Do you know who President Barack Obama is? Probably. Do you know he has a Klout influence score of 86? Next question, do you know who Robert Scoble is? He has a Klout influence score of 88.

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Building a social business starts on the inside

SocialFish

LOVE this slide deck by the always brilliant Lee Bryant , whom we quote in Humanize. Do you have a social intranet? Are you considering how network effects can help your work internally? Social Intranets in Social Business. View more presentations from Lee Bryant.

2012 Social Media Predictions: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 must-reads related to 2012 social media predictions that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Social Media Predictions For 2012. By Avi Savar Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other outlets are constantly evolving and experimentation is necessary to find success.

Who’s on Your Cheering Squad?

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Erin Feldman. I never was a cheerleader. I wasn’t the type. I wasn’t extroverted or bubbly. I was one of the quiet ones. I liked to study. I liked to read. I liked to think. But even though I never was a cheerleader, I understand the benefits of having a cheerleading squad.

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T Mobile Scores Again With a New Viral Hit

Mindjumpers

Tweet T Mobile is back this holiday season with a new video that has gone viral and generated over 2 million views within a week. T Mobile has, in past, brought the best virals and flash mobs like The Fake Royal wedding , The Parking Ticket Stunt and the Welcome Back.

Employees Are A Critical Element To Your Social Media Success – Are You Leveraging Yours? Apple Isn’t!

SocMed Sean

Social media and social networking are both about connecting people. Without people and their personal relationship information, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter would be reduced to…well…MySpace. A barren wasteland full of bots and spam.

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Ten steps to building a community blog that rocks!

SocialFish

Just presented this session at the Technology Conference on Wednesday (opposite an Ignite session, no less – so happy I had a nice crowd!).

Foursquare Needs Term Limits For Mayors

Firebelly

I’ve been on a bit of a Foursquare sabbatical lately. Self imposed exile maybe. But more like Ulysses (the Greek hero not 18th U.S.