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Choices and Lessons

Dave Fleet

Tweet. Chris Brogan ‘s latest weekly newsletter was around the subject of choice. You can read it over on his site , too, if you like.

18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies

Waxing UnLyrical

For those of us who’ve been using Twitter for a while, we sometimes forget that there are new adopters of the network every day. Trying to figure out Twitter back in the day was bad enough; can you imagine what it’s like these days?

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Social Media Funny Friday: Liking Your Own Posts

SocMed Sean

Social Media Funny Friday for today. A reminder that it’s a bit on the creepy side when you “Like” or “Favorite” your own status updates on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Agree? Disagree? Would love to hear your thoughts! Cheers! –Sean.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Messaging on Social

SocialFish

Check this one out, courtesy Otherwise. Here’s an exercise for you – think about your private online community. How would you describe it if it was part of this list? What differentiates it from your other digital properties? What does it *truly* say about your organization?

Social Media Automation 101

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

Is Social Currency Counterfeit?

Direct Marketing Observations

Check out this image. . Now I’m pulling this next blurb from Vivaldi Partners via wikipedia but pay attention to it: Vivaldi Partners defined social currency as the extent to which people share the brand or information about the brand as part of their everyday social lives at work or at home.

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4 Ways E-commerce Can Drive Conversions From Green Initiatives

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in eCommerce Personalization. Going green, online—is it worth it? The short answer is yes. Many marketers may not realize that catering specifically to this type of consumer can actually increase conversion rates, while maintaining your image as a green-friendly organization.

[MUST WATCH] Dan Pallotta on the problem with nonprofits today

SocialFish

I’m going to post this without initial comment, except that this reminds me of our mantra that “nonprofit” is (read should be) a tax status, not a business model. Dan Pallotta talks about a deep problem we face in the nonprofit community. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

3 Steps to Recruit Social Influencers [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

There are many different strategies for brands to create organic reach. One proven way that generates brand endorsements is word-of-mouth recommendations. This can be a challenge for a brand that wants to connect with thousands of people at one time.

If You Pick My Brain, I’ll Have a Hole In My Head

Waxing UnLyrical

I know this makes me sound like a curmudgeon, but a fairy dies every time I get yet another request to “pick my brain.” ” Now, perhaps I should be flattered my brain is so in demand (because, after all, a time will come when it’s not).

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.

Facebook Cover Photo Compliance Tool

Firebelly

Facebook has lifted many of the restrictions regarding cover photos. Cover photos can now include calls to action, price and purchase information, contact information and Facebook references (such as “Like”).

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Buzzword

SocialFish

When You’re Wrong, You’re Wrong.

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Choices and Lessons

Dave Fleet

Chris Brogan ‘s latest weekly newsletter was around the subject of choice. You can read it over on his site , too, if you like.

How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool

Waxing UnLyrical

I recently received a notification from another influencer marketing tool seeking to engage me by flattering my ego, which will inevitably re-stir the frenzy of excited tweets, criticism , and everything in between.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day & Social Media: 3 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Check out these three must-reads on how your brand can celebrate it. 5 Great Green Social Media Tips for St Patrick’s Day. By Muhammad Uzair St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and for many, so are pints of Guinness, shamrock hats and a bit of the craic.

The 2013 State of Community Management Survey

SocialFish

Each year, The Community Roundtable , a peer network of social business professionals (I’m a member), does a really great report on the state of community management.

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Why Buying Twitter Followers Is Damaging To Your Brand

Akamai Marketing

We've Moved! Please Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Community social media Transparency Twitter Vent advice automation personal branding

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Paywalls Beginning To Lose Credibility

Waxing UnLyrical

I hate paywalls with a passion. I’m disclosing that upfront as I’m really unable to be unbiased about this particular topic. Paywalls can reduce the number of people visiting your website , potentially, even driving them to your competitors.

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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.

Will The New Pinterest Analytics Convince More Brands To Start Pinning?

Mindjumpers

As images are becoming more and more prominent in social media marketing, Pinterest has quickly become an increasingly popular choice of platform among brands.

Interested in our Private Community Management Program?

SocialFish

I can’t believe we’re almost at the end of our first iteration of our Private Community Management Certificate Program ! We had an awesome class this time, with 35 awesome association community managers digging into all kinds of topics, like this: Click to view slideshow.

Moderating Comments and Managing Online Communities

Akamai Marketing

We've Moved! Please Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Blogging Opinion social media #Blog4BizHi automation blog Fun with Social Media policy

10 Social Media Ailments and Remedies (Part 1)

yMarketingMatters

This is “Part 1? of a 2-part series on diagnosing and solving common social-media-marketing pitfalls. Part 2? will published soon. Attaining social media success is serious and complex. Staying on top of all the social media channels can be overwhelming. I know firsthand the pains of managing social media channels. Here are common ailments and their remedies for the social media.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

How to Increase Twitter Engagement with Nestivity

Kikolani

This week, I had the privilege of taking a new Twitter tool for a spin. Nestivity (currently in beta) takes your Twitter engagement to a whole new level by encouraging people to engage in conversations and making those conversations easy to follow by placing them in a threaded discussion form.

This Week in Social Media - 3/19/2013

Social Media Marketing

9 Tools to Improve Social Media Productivity

Convince & Convert

Do you find that the daily demands of social media promotion are increasing? Our time is our most precious asset and social media is great at eating into it! Thankfully, there are several wonderful tools that can help.

5 Best Manually Picked Databases of Anything Free

Idaconcpts

Everyone loves freebies, but not everyone knows how to get them. They seem to believe that they have to be some kind of money-saving guru to get something for nothing, and that just isn’t the case. All you have to know is where to look, and you would be amazed at the free stuff you can find.

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Interesting Magazine and Digital Stats from Pew State of the News Media 2013

Adam Sherk

In reading the Pew Research Center’s State of the News Media 2013 there were some interesting things in the sections on magazines and digital that I thought I’d point out. Time is Doing Well Online.

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Why Your Business Presence Has To Be Mobile Ready

Navolutions

No one is going to argue that the internet hasn’t fundamentally changed the way that people experience the world. Ten years ago, they might have, but not anymore. Now, mobile technology is doing it again.

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Why Buying Twitter Followers Is Damaging To Your Brand

Akamai Marketing

Tweet “How can I get Twitter followers fast?” ” Doing it organically. It’s so… Boring. Time Consuming. I’ve heard all those reasons and more for why businesses and personal brands buy Twitter followers.

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3 Companies Focused on Helping Not Selling

Convince & Convert

This article for me is part sharing what I know about digital marketing tools and part love letter to three companies that really deserve your business. Each of these businesses are, in equal parts, inspirational and invaluable to me.