Sat.Jun 28, 2014 - Fri.Jul 04, 2014

nBA Pulse: a new social analytics tool

Sherrilynne Starkie

In a classic case of poacher turned gamekeeper, I was recently invited by an American PR agency to have a personal briefing about the launch of a new social media product.

Monday Roundup: Support

Waxing UnLyrical

Whether it’s tech, financial, personal, or client-related, all small business owners need support from time to time.

4th of July And Social Media: 4 Must-Reads


Americans celebrate the 4th of July with BBQs and fireworks, but brands can create “fireworks” of their own on social media this Independence Day. Check out the four must-reads below to learn how.

There is no change without conversation


You will love this, an Ignite by my friend Stuart Chittenden at HR Reinvention last month. “If we are to manifest change, we must improve the quality of our conversations.” ” ————-. photo credit ). More like this.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Social Media News Ticker: YouTube Launches Music Show, Adds Bigger Video Screen

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare: Twitter.

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Social Media is Far From Free


It is amazing to think just a decade ago social media marketing did not really exist. Now, not only is social media trumping traditional media in terms of popularity, but it also has become a place where companies are spending a significant amount of money.

How To Make the Business Case for Social Customer Care


A lot of great info in this deck by Blake Landau at Intel. Making the Business Case for Social Customer Care from Blake Landau. ——— This post has a really good slide deck. Click through if you can’t see it. ——— ( photo credit ). More like this.

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Yo. Is It Here To Stay?

The Realtime Report

The seemingly pointless app Yo , which was released, rather fittingly, on April 1st, is causing a buzz in the mobile world. Yo lets users send messages to friends that say “Yo”– and thats it. So is it for real?

How This B2B Brand Marketed With Happy People Instead of a Huge Budget

Convince & Convert

Image via The folks at ReadyTalk , a web conferencing platform had their work cut out for them in marketing their brand against big names such as GoToMeeting, WebEx, and Not to mention, this bootstrapped company didn’t have a huge budget to grow off of.

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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.

Marketing Is What Happens In The Market…(Not What Happens In Your Marketing Department)


What’s going on in your marketing department doesn’t actually matter Despite your natural inclinations to focus on what you can see, what’s happening right in front of you, in your office, is irrelevant if you aren’t seeing what’s happening in the real world market. What really matters is what’s going on with customers, advocates, influencers, Blog Social Media Marketing

Countdown to the Leading Change Summit in San Francisco


Guest post by Joleen Ong, Marketing & Publications Director, NTEN. I am super excited for Leading Change in September – join me there? ————-.

Facebook’s Grand Experiment #Fail or….?

Janet Fouts

First a little backstory on this in case you’ve had your head in the sand for a week or so.

Are You Harnessing The Power of Brand Advocates?

Convince & Convert

Image via Yesterday I wrote a case study post on ReadyTalk and how they worked with Influitive to work with all of their happy customers to market their brand. In this case study, we learned that advocates are simply people who are happy with your brand.

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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.

Google Launches Cookie Choices Website

Bill Hartzer

I just checked the website again, and it turns out that the website is really now live. As you might recall, I was the first one to break the news that Google bought the domain name , right after the EU ruling.

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Enterprise 2.0 and the Future of Work


I’m on vacation this week, and I have decided that it’s therefore an appropriate time for me to point you to a few things that are about taking stock and thinking deeper about where we are with things.

Social Networking Stats: Faster Growth Predicted for Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via The Next Web. Renren: over 170 million users. via iResearch iUser Tracker. VK: over 230 million registered accounts. via VK. LinkedIn: 300 million members.

Free Assessment – Let’s Find Out How the World Sees You

Convince & Convert

Today is the six-year anniversary of the Convince & Convert blog. Since 2008, this blog and the community that surrounds it has grown from me and my Mom, to hundreds of thousands of marketers and businesspeople from all corners of the world.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Now Offering Advanced Link Building Training

Bill Hartzer

Happy Independence Day!


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

NBA Announces 2014 Social Media Award Winners

The Realtime Report

This month, NBA Digital held its third annual NBA Social Media Awards , which honors NBA players and teams for their active participation on social media throughout the regular season. The NBA handed out 10 social media awards in 10 categories over 10 days, with the help of fan voting on , Facebook and Twitter. Here are this year’s winners: Best Vine/Video - Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers). Selfie Award - Jrue Holiday (New Orleans Pelicans).

How Localized Social Media Drives Personalized Connections

Convince & Convert

The Social Pros Podcast is always a mishmash of the greatest minds working in social media today. June’s guests included Groupon , the daily deals masters; entrepreneur and author Peter Shankman ; a representative from Google Analytics ; and natural foods store Sprouts Farmers Market.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

How the MBA Degree Gives You An Advantage


In today’s global economy, there is an abundance of opportunities for talented business people. American entrepreneurs are exploring international markets that promise great growth and profits. A degree in business studies is respected all over the world.

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How I Got Over 16,000 Tweets of a Blog Post

Bill Hartzer

I have to admit that I am really surprised that I have, naturally, over sixteen thousand tweets and retweets of one of my blog posts. Take a look at the stats on this blog post of mine : I say, “naturally” because I honestly didn’t do anything to get these extra tweets.

Build Your Empire on Twitter in Just 10 Minutes A Day

Absolute PA

Would you believe me if I told you it only takes 10 minutes of daily Twitter action to get awesome results for your business? It’s true. That’s all it takes. It’s a practice I’ve followed for several years now. To be honest, I had no choice.

How Your Brand Can Win Over Online Customers One Skeptic at a Time

Convince & Convert

Image via Have you ever noticed how proud parents look at their toddlers’ crayon scribbles as though they’re admiring a Picasso painting? As humans, it’s easy to become biased when we’re attached to something. The way we see things doesn’t always match up to reality.

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Fourth of July - Peachtree "Community" Road Race

Diva Marketing Blog

In the wee hours of the morning traffic challenged Peachtree Street in Buckhead (Atlanta) experiences a few quiet hours before the mad rush hour/s begin. But not on the Fourth of July.

How to Use Twitter and Social Media To Get News Media Attention

Bill Hartzer

Did you know that you can use the social media websites to get the attention of the news media? Well, I’ve been using Twitter for quite some time now to get the attention of the news media–by pointing out possible stories after I’ve networked with them on the social sites.

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Happy Independence Day!


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Why Mobile Moments Are Mandatory for Every Business

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments Start thinking about your customer’s mobile moment. jbernoff Tweet This Defining Mobile Moments Josh started as a researcher at Forrester 19 years ago. Recently, his research has focused increasingly on mobile use.

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