July, 2011

Gamification of the Ontario election | Sherrilynne Starkie

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5 Must Have Social Media & Productivity Chrome Extensions

Jason Yormark

Over the past year I’ve really worked at giving a variety of web browsers a fair shake at becoming my go to browser for every day use. I’ve used the major players such as IE , Firefox , Chrome , Safari , and even gave RockMelt a spin ( see here for my review of that platform ).

Dear Netflix: While You’re Huddled Under the Table, I’ve Got One More Thing

Almost Savvy

Netflix has a bit of a public relations nightmare on their hands at the moment. You may have heard about it.

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How Companies Are Dedicating Their Budgets to Social Media [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet At the beginning of a new financial year, all marketers sit down to draft their strategies in form of new media planning and budget allocations. With the new budgets, they more or less define the structure of marketing in the coming year.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Should You Use a QR Code?

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Mikinzie Stuart. QR codes may be old news to digital marketers, but lately I’ve increasingly noticed that this hot little two-dimensional bar code is going mainstream.

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SEO: social networks influence search rankings | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

10 Short Sentences That Sum Me Up

Jason Yormark

I’ve had a hell of a time writing regularly on my blog, and I finally decided to get a little help in the matter by subscribing to Chris Brogan’s Blog Topics.

Why I’m Over Declaring Tech Tools “Over”

Almost Savvy

With the launch of Google’s new social network, Google+ , there are many who have rushed to publish opinions about the demise of other networks, most notably Twitter and Facebook.

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How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform to Connect With Customers

Mindjumpers

Tweet When taking the first step and starting out with social media, there are some basic things worth considering for creating the right foundation for your presence.

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 Netflix Could Solve its Price Increase Debacle

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Joe Hackman. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you’ve probably already received a notice indicating the pricing and plan changes.

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Smart Location-Based Marketing By Home Depot

Dave Fleet

Just saw this photo on my friend Ben Lucier’s Posterous site – hardware retailer Home Depot reserved a parking spot for him at his local store in the “Pro&# parking section. Because he was the mayor.

No social media policy for half of businesses | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

Pitching Social Media: Key Takeaways I’ve Learned In 6 Months

Jason Yormark

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been roughly 6 months since I left Microsoft for the agency world.

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.

Twitter Lists: Are They Useful?

yMarketingMatters

“What’s the benefit? Should I even bother?” ” I often get asked this by SMB owners and my clients. Twitter lists are really useful! They help you organize the people you follow (and don’t follow) into a specific “group” and when you click to view a list, you’ll see a stream of Tweets from all. Social Media Management Tools Social Media Marketing Tips Twitter social media Social Media Management

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Google+ vs Facebook: A Turf War? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Searching the web, I found this interesting infographic by Technobombs.com , which gives a feature by feature comparison of Google+ and Facebook.

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Getting Started With Vlogging

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Erica Allison. Video Blog Posts. Vlogs. Everyone seems to be doing them now. But are they doing them in the best way they could? Are there some tips out in the blogosphere that can be shared in order to make your foray into vlogging a more enjoyable, productive experience?

11 Things I Wish More People Knew About Me

Dave Fleet

If you didn’t already know, I’m a huge Amber Naslund fan. Her latest post, over at the Brass Tack Thinking blog, focuses on the things she wishes more people knew about her, and it got me thinking.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

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

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Lost Art Of Transparency Or How Netflix Dropped The Ball

Jason Yormark

I love Netflix. I think their service is fantastic, prices fair, and their integration across a variety of hardware choices is top notch. It’s one of those monthly fees I have no problem paying even when I don’t consume very much in a given month.

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MUST DO Tip to Impact Visits to Your Facebook Fan Page

yMarketingMatters

I have tweeted and posted about this before, but this LITTLE mistake on your personal Facebook page is still overlooked by so many people. This is a BIG missed opportunity to promote your Facebook fan page every day. Read on… So, way back in Dec 2010 (a lifetime in social media time) when Facebook upgraded. Facebook Marketing Tips Facebook Business Page Facebook changes Facebook Fan Page Facebook Personal Page Facebook Tips

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Mad Men Launches Create Your Own Ad Application on Facebook

Mindjumpers

Tweet Guest blog written by Christine Dissing, who holds a Masters in Marketing Communications Management and is passionate about advertising, branding and marketing communication, a passion she shares on her own blog attention2ads.tumblr.com.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

On Social Media Bullies

Waxing UnLyrical

Have you come across a social media bully lately? That’s the person who tells you they “will not do X if you do Y.&# Or, “Unless you stop doing X, I will not do Y.&#.

Leverage Multi-Social Media Platforms to Tell Stories

Direct Marketing Observations

The emergence of transmedia storytelling over the past decade has lead to or created some unique opportunities in social media.

My social capital in Ottawa | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

My Backlinks Strategy Sucks, And What I Plan To Do About It

Jason Yormark

I’ve written on my blog for quite some time, and I’ve had a mild amount of success with it depending on how you define success. I’m fairly happy with the level of engagement I get, and I get a nice size audience somewhat regularly when I actually find the time to post on a regular basis.

What is G+ and Do I Need It?

SocialFish

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How People & Businesses Are Using LinkedIn [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In March this year, the professional networking service LinkedIn hit the 100-million-user milestone. LinkedIn is growing so quickly that it’s adding a new member every second. Gaining more and more members, LinkedIn is naturally getting more powerful and widespread.

Why Suing Old Navy Is Bad News For Kim Kardashian

Waxing UnLyrical

Heard of the Kim Kardashian-Old Navy controversy? Kardashian is suing Old Navy because it aired an ad in February starring a model who, she claims, looks like her. You can see the ad here.

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How much is that Facebook Fan worth anyway?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Vitrue a social media marketing platform determined that the average value of a Facebook ‘fan’ is about $3.60 when it comes to a Media Equivalent Value (MEV) per year.

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