February, 2012

Report: Managing personal relationships online

Sherrilynne Starkie

Apparently, Canadians like to use of technology to manage their personal relationships. So much so they tend not to worry about family due to technology advances helping to keep people connected. This is the finding of a report published this week by Rogers (client).

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Trust in 2012: 4 Implications for Social Media

Dave Fleet

Edelman recently released the results of its 2012 Trust Barometer survey. Given the events of the last year, it’s hardly surprising that trust is decreasing pretty much across the board. That is, except in Canada. Results of the 2012 Canadian Trust Barometer.

7 PR Lessons Komen for the Cure Didn’t Know It Was Giving You

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been fascinated by the way the Komen drama – over its new grant policies resulting in withdrawing funds for most of the Planned Parenthood programs that were formerly recipients – has been unfolding. Kind of like watching a train wreck, isn’t it?

10 Tips For Taking A Vacation From Social Media

SocMed Sean

I’m making the official call. Social Media is ubiquitous. If you don’t know what that means, it means that everywhere you turn, social media is there. On TV, in magazines, on the sides of buses, at work, at your kid’s soccer game, and in the bathroom stall next to you.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

How Brands Use Pinterest

Mindjumpers

Tweet Pinterest, the social bookmarking tool for images and videos launched in 2010, has become a new favorite platform for many of us – myself included. No doubt, the popularity of the network has exploded. Back in December, Pinterst counted over 7 million unique users, compared to 1.6

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More Trending

Content marketing is king

Sherrilynne Starkie

Content is set to be one of the biggest trends in B2B marketing for 2012, but the concept is not all that new. Corporate blogging began circa 2004 and with the growing ubiquity of social networks many companies have been creating and sharing content as part of their marketing strategies.

Sh*t Social Media People Say

Firebelly

The sh*t people say meme won’t die. And that’s okay. People are saying some funny stuff. Let’s take a look at some of the top videos about what “social media people” say. I may be guilty of saying a few of these things myself. Sh*t Social Media Experts Say.

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L-O-V-E for Social Businesses on Valentine’s Day

Waxing UnLyrical

So… looking through this blog, I realized that this is the fourth Valentine’s Day Waxing UnLyrical’s been around … can I get a W00t?! W00t!!!

Bloggers: Would You Rather Be First Or Right?

SocMed Sean

To all my blogger friends, I would love to hear opinions on whether it is more responsible for us to be right vs. first when reporting information. Is speculation okay? Is it useful?

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 Enterprise Social Networking Drive Business Value [Report]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Using social media to bring business value is an obvious choice for many companies. But the benefits of using social media inside an organization still remains somewhat unexplored.

The International Bar Association Publishes First Global Study of the Impact of Social Media on the Legal Profession

SocialFish

The International Bar Association has just published the first global study of the impact of social media on the legal profession. The IBA represents 45,000 individual lawyers and more than 200 bar associations and law societies worldwide.

Reuters, Rogers and social dashboards

Sherrilynne Starkie

Reuters has launched Social Pulse , a social media hub on Reuters.com which highlights social media’s most shared news, companies and influencers. It displays the news that is most popular in Reuters social network.

Word of Mouth? Viral? Social ? What’s the difference?

Atom Thought

Yesterday while discussing on org structure with a colleague, I came across a topic which propelled me to write this post.

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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.

The Best Free Tools for Twitter Analytics

Adam Sherk

What are the best free tools for analyzing a Twitter profile? During a social media audit I like to run a company’s Twitter profiles through some basic analysis tools to set benchmarks and compare them to competitors.

3 Reasons Why Pinterest May Succeed Where Google+ Has Failed

SocMed Sean

Unless you have been living under a rock or on an island populated primarily by men, you have likely heard a slight shift in the vocabulary of the women around you.

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Timeline Is Rolled Out For Pages

Mindjumpers

Tweet As anticipated, Timeline is being rolled out for Pages. Admins now have have the option to publish Pages in Timeline view. All pages will automatically get the new design on 30 March, 2012. Here are some of the features we made notice of at first glance: - Pages will also get a cover photo.

How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education

SocialFish

Rich Finstein interviews Kathi Edwards , a consultant on our CommPartners team, about her take on social learning and online education – and how important these are for getting the engagement everyone is looking for. What trends are you seeing in live online education?

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Social Media Informer

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social Media Informer is a website that collates social media blog posts to create an online where people can get all the latest news, information and opinion.

Why Protecting Your Twitter Profile is a Bad Idea

Waxing UnLyrical

Yesterday, Shanan Sorochynski asked a question here on WUL that struck a chord with quite a few people: “ Are you using social media to talk to yourself?

Your business needs to be on Google+

Freelance Social Media

It’s been debated whether or not businesses should be utilizing Google+. Most businesses don’t want to bother with another social network, especially one that doesn’t seem to be getting used a whole lot. However, it’s not just any social network.

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Bourbon, “Engagement”, ROI, & Transparency – The Kyle Lacy Interview

Firebelly

We wanted to do our photo shoot with Kyle but this will have to do. The guy opposite me at an upscale Indianapolis restaurant is telling me about being ready for “even bigger things” Meet Kyle Lacy. Many of you already know him. His passion and determination is palpable.

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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.

The Content Marketing Explosion [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Content marketing is on the rise and many people say that “content is king” It seems that more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of great content since ‘content marketing’ has expanded at an exponential rate in 2011 alone on Google.

Why Can’t We Define Public Relations?

SocialFish

[LONG POST ALERT!].

February 2012: Ottawa’s Twitter top 20

Sherrilynne Starkie

After a brief absence (December and January) the Ottawa Twitter top 20 makes its return. I started doing these tables over a year ago to illustrate how being popular (Grader) on Twitter doesn’t necessarily mean you have influence (TweetLevel). Over time many of the names have changed, established handles have slipped and new ones enter the fray. Both lists are always in a state of flux. But do these tables tell the popular/influence story?

#HAPPO Chat Alert: Tips for Starting Your New Job on the Right Foot

Waxing UnLyrical

So you got the job … now what? This is something we all have to deal with, or have dealt with, at some point. It’s exciting to start a new job, but you want to make sure you start off right, don’t you? After all, so often how you start is a precursor for how your career will go.

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Gut Feeling or Analytics – which is better?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So I was talking with a CMO buddy of mine the other day over dinner and this topic came up. Of course you know as a CMO of a leading Social Media analytics firm – I think you can guess which side of this argument I was on.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the fastest-growing social network ever. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It will fundamentally change SEO. It’s a pain in the arse because it’s yet another social network to join.

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How Will Timeline Work on Facebook Pages?

Mindjumpers

Tweet As Facebook Timeline has been rolled out for individual profiles, there has been much talk about whether Timeline will also be a reality for brand Pages and when this will happen.

Pinterest for Business: 9 Tips From Superuser PediaStaff [CASE STUDY]

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Realtime Report. Author Tonia Ries kindly agreed to let me repost it here, ’cause it’s just that good.