October, 2009

Do You Know Your Employees? Social Intranets As The New Talent Management System

SocMed Sean

Tweet Sean R. Nicholson Imagine, for a moment, that you have accepted a new position as a corporate executive tasked with figuring our how to make your company work better, faster, cheaper.

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The CIA is Watching Your Every Tweet

Freelance Social Media

Not just what you tweet, but your Amazon book review, your Facebook status, and your blog comments. According to Wired.com, the CIA is investing in Visible Technologies, a software firm that specializes in social media monitoring

Blogging – Just Do It!

Almost Savvy

Chris Brogan Holy Toledo, am I having a great time at BlogWorld! I'm exhausted, energized, and inspired. In my last post, I invited you to share your questions about blogs and blogging and promised that I'd seek out various bloggers to

50 Ways Marketers use Social Media to Improve Their Marketing

Harp Interactive

Social media isn’t always the right tool for the job. Not every company needs a blog. YouTube worked for BlendTec, but it might not work for your company. And yet, there’s something to this.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Apple Gets More Serious About Using Twitter, but Why it Doesn't Matter

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Apple, the company behind aesthetically pleasing hardware that keeps fanboys drooling, has recently joined Twitter. If you take a look at any one of their four accounts, you'll notice one thing: they're not using Twitter to converse but

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It’s 2AM, Do You Know Where Your Organizational Information Is??

SocMed Sean

Tweet Sean R. Nicholson Having been in the field of information management for quite a while now, I have developed a few credos that seem to prove more and more useful as the volumes of organizational information continues to grow.

Google Wave for the Virtual Office

Freelance Social Media

Well, we've had our invites to Google Wave for a little over 12 hours now and although I may have slept for part of that time I have had some vision for ways that LangfordSevier can integrate this service into our virtual office

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New to Social Media? Step 1: Be a Consumer | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Jennifer Kushell In the last post, you heard Chris Brogan describe how important having a blog can become in the quest to be found more readily online. We know you're awesome, but if no one can find you, does being awesome matter

Tips on Writing Retweetable Tweets for Business

Harp Interactive

If you’re using Twitter as a tool to promote your brand or products, it’s crucial that you write retweetable tweets. The shareability of your message makes it viral and extends the reach of your message beyond your own Twitter followers. The trick is to make sure that the content you are writing provides immediate payoff by entertaining, giving useful information, provoking or sharing experiences that help your followers.

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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.

What Chris Brogan and Gary Vaynerchuk Have in Common, and What You.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you've been abreast of the strides and developments in the marketing space in the last few years, you'd know about both Chris Brogan and Gary Vaynerchuk. Both are incredibly popular public facing success stories with very strong

A Look at Muck Rack's Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later

Adam Sherk

I'm definitely a fan of Muck Rack – it offers an easy way to track major media journalists on Twitter and pick up on trending topics. So I've been curious to see how their Twitter press release service would do

Social Intranet Best Practices – Creating an Intranet Governance Team

SocMed Sean

Tweet Angie Cullen When developing your Intranet, it’s best not to develop in a vacuum. You may not be the best person to make decisions on how employees will use the intranet to do their job. Be sure to identify employees that will be involved in the maintenance of the portal and get everyone involved in the design process. Create an Intranet Governance Council that will include at least one member from each department throughout your company. Bigger departments might have 2 or 3.

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Google Wave Tips and Tricks, Twitter | Freelance Social Media

Freelance Social Media

Wave Tips and Tricks was started by Sam Davyson Find the wave here The first 7 tips posted are below: 1. Mark read waves as read. This keeps your

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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 Art of Saying Thank-You on Facebook | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

thumbs up guy You're on Facebook, right? Chances are that you're one of the over 300 million people who have set-up a virtual home on Facebook because it is a great place to keep up with family and friends, as well as connecting with

Dealing with Social Media Rejection | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Every social network has some type of “follow” or “friend” feature that allows you to build communities on those networks. rejection While there has been much debate over whether the number of friends or followers you have mean anything

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Seminar on Role of Social Neworks in Marketing @ New Delhi.

Atom Thought

When I received an email from Prof. Anita Saxena of New Delhi Institute of Management, inviting me as a speaker in their annual marketing seminar, I was pleasantly surprised. I was surprised because it was great to hear that an academic

Use Social Media to spot issues before they hit the Contact Center!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Firey laptop batteries, defective chips, tainted foods, toothpaste that stains teeth – these are just some real examples of issues that struck companies recently that might have been headed off at the pass by Social Media.

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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.

Social Media Visitors More Loyal But Still a Very Small Percentage.

Adam Sherk

Yesterday posts from eMarketer and Marketing Pilgrim called my attention to some interesting social media statistics put out by advertising network Chitika. First, a study of 33 million unique users from Chitika's network in September

Great American Beer Festival and Twitter

Freelance Social Media

Great American Beer Festival. Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado for my third year in a row. The GABF is a collection of American breweries and their best beer at the

Guess Who's An Official Blogger for LeWeb 09!

Almost Savvy

leweb logo Me? Really? You know that feeling when that really good-looking person looks over at you and you're really pleased with yourself for a moment, but then wonder if they are *really* giving that “Hey, baby

FTC to Penalize Questionable Blogging Practices


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finally stepped up and issued new regulations affecting commercial use of social media.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Social Authority Marketing- Getting deeper into Social Media!

Atom Thought

Social Authority Marketing. We all know that at the heart of Social Networks is 'Conversations'. But have we thought why do we converse. and what do we intend to achieve with conversation? Of course, conversation is critical to

Interview with Leading Sales Expert: Jim Keenan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

1) Why do you think it so hard for marketers to tune into what is effective at the sales level? Marketing is “passive selling”. I think the problem is execution and rests in two places. The first is with corporate structure. Companies can do a better job at integrating the two functions.

It's Not the Tools, It's What You Do With Them

Justin Levy

One of the most inspiring and captivating presentations of the Inbound Marketing Summit was the keynote that Chris Brogan delivered. Yes, I work with him at New Marketing Labs. No, that is not why I feel the need to pimp the hell out of

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Twitter Reaches Deal with Google and Bing

Freelance Social Media

Looks like you'll no longer need to visit search.twitter.com to search for twitter updates. Marissa Mayer from Google put it best, “the next time you search for something that can be aided by a real-time observation, say

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What Would You Ask a Blogger?

Almost Savvy

blog I am *so* not a Las Vegas person. All the lights, people, gambling and drinking really aren't my thing. Why then would I be packing to spend a few days in to Vegas? If you're thinking there must be a pretty compelling reason

NewsPulse Gives CNN.com a New Way to Showcase Popular Content

Adam Sherk

One of the more promising features in this week's relaunch of CNN.com is NewsPulse, which surfaces popular content in a simple, user-friendly interface: CNN NewsPulse. Click on the screenshot above to see a larger image

Turning Good Intentions Into Action

Jason Yormark

When I changed focus on my blog towards a professional approach my traffic went up considerably. Makes sense considering most people are more interested in issues and discussion regarding social media rather then my life

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Why Social Strategies are Difficult for Agencies to execute?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Many agencies today are offering Social Media services (if they aren’t they need to). But for many of them it is often hard to architect the strategy since so much of the knowledge of ‘who to go to’ for ‘what type of Social Media conversation’ is very internal knowledge.