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Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

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The Corruption of Engagement

SocialFish

Please welcome our newest regular columnist, Ryan Crowe.

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You Matter Manifesto

Unspoken

By Angela Maiers. My friend and mentor Seth Godin says, “only reason to give a speech is to change the world”, so that is the context and the inspiration I share this message and manifesto with you : 2 Words Changing The World.

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SEO and Social Media for Publishers: A Low-Rent Infographic

Adam Sherk

SEO and social media are now vital components of audience development for publishers of all shapes and sizes, but there are still huge opportunities for improvement. Since infographics are still (kind of) the rage I’ve been meaning to publish one here.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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How to Synchronize Online Marketing with Offline Sales

Ari Herzog

The following is written by Erin Everhart. Remember when marketing and selling were easy? One message, one medium, one thing to worry about? Yeah, me neither. I’m young, having only been in web marketing and web development side of things for two years, so it’s foreign to me when people talk about the “good ol’ days.”

Facebook Timeline for Pages- WAY more than a pretty cover

Janet Fouts

We’ve mostly gotten comfy with the changes to our personal pages when Facebook went to the timeline model, but trust me, that was nothing compared to the changes you’re going to see for business.

Buy the Book, and then We Show Up

SocialFish

Okay, maybe it’s not that simple, but we do offer lots of freebies (including in-person presentations and workshops) when you buy Humanize in larger quantities. These deals are designed with organizations in mind, obviously.

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Pinterest: Top 4 most popular pinboard categories

Firebelly

As part of Pinterest week at Firebelly, here are some of the key findings from RJ Metrics: The all-time most popular pinboard categories are Home (17.2%), Arts and Crafts (12.4%), Style/Fashion (11.7%), and Food (10.5%).

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.

Are Your Call To Action Statements An Overkill?

Small Business Mavericks

If you have a web site, blog or use email marketing , and your objectives are go gain conversions, then you should be using call to action statements. The problem with some websites (and emails), is the way the page is written to kill those call to action statements. So how do you ‘kill’ a call to action? Are you guilty of using these tactics: Overkill - having too many call to action statements can turn a reader off.

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5 Lessons for Nonprofits from Kony 2012

Waxing UnLyrical

The big story last week was Invisible Children’s 30-minute film on Joseph Kony. I mean, you just couldn’t get away from it. I was fascinated; not by the video so much (which I agree was beautifully produced), but by the amount of conversation it generated.

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A letter from Japan

SocialFish

I received this this morning, and wanted to share it with you. Thank you to everyone who took part in the conversation last year and helped me put together this post about online and mobile disaster relief efforts for Japan. This is for you too. Dear Ms.

5 Social Media-Related Pinterest Boards To Follow

Firebelly

Interested in social media, but still not sure where to begin with Pinterest? Start by following these 5 social media-related boards. All are guaranteed to be educational and/or entertaining. Let’s Get Social. The Social Media Manager. Marketing + Social Media. Social Media Place.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

NASCAR appeals to more than just Sports Fans!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

As fans of the movie Talladega Nights would know, Stock car racing in the United States has its origins in bootlegging during Prohibition, when drivers ran bootleg whiskey made primarily in the Appalachian region of the United States.

12 (of the) Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Techniques of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

What is the distinction between “traditional” public relations (PR) and online / interactive / social PR? Is there really a difference anymore—or is the boundary blurring?

Social Ads are 55% More Memorable [Study]

Pamorama

One of the main pitches social networks make to brands is that placing ads on these platforms gives marketers the ability to leverage the power of users’ networks to share content, creating brand awareness and improving sales. There have been a number of studies on this topic, including one from Nielsen in 2011 which found that [.]. Social Media

Infographic: Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest

Firebelly

Pinterest isn’t just for amateur cooks, brides-to-be and expecting mothers. While it is female dominated this virtual bulletin board is a huge opportunity for marketers.

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 Sales Association Launches SalesProCentral

Aggregage

The Sales Association has unveiled SalesProCentral generously sponsored by Leads360. The Sales Association is the premier professional society dedicated to sales and business development professionals.

6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

Convince & Convert

Jess Ostroff is Managing Editor at Convince & Convert , and also runs the virtual social media assistant agency Don’t Panic Management. You can find her tweeting about social media, martinis, and music as @jessostroff.

3 Things To Be Kept in Mind To Promote “Social” Culture

Mindjumpers

Tweet “Ultimately social media is not about the tools, technology and whiz-bang things. It’s about culture and culture change. Scott Monty, Head Of Social Media at Ford. When you plan to make your brand “social”, it is advisable to take a look into the DNA of your organization.

Nielsen Report: Blogs Still on the Rise | ClickZ

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); //. Marketing News & Expert Advice. ClickZ.asia. ClickZ Academy. Search Engine Watch. SES Events. Home Topics Stats & Tools Training & Education Jobs White Papers Subscribe. Newsletters. Mobile. iPhone. Whats Hot: SXSW. American Express. Nielsen. Twitter. Foursquare. Latest Facebook Cannes Sports Politics & Advocacy UK & Europe. Email. Email Marketing Best Practices Email Marketing B2B Email Marketing Email Delivery Email Marketing Optimization Advanced Email Marketing.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

How Companies May Pay You to Use Facebook

Ari Herzog

The above screenshot is taken from one of my Facebook friend’s walls. I saw it on my news feed among other friends’ updates of this and that that they wanted to share with me. I blinked at the word “Sponsored” as I hadn’t seen a sponsored update before.

The True Cost of Piracy [Infographic]

Idaconcpts

For years it has been claimed that online piracy costs the US economy upwards of $250 billion and 750,000 jobs per year. Today we cut through the hype and speculation and take a look at the true costs of piracy. Via: Background Check Resource.

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Finish This Sentence: Social Media is…

Laurel Papworth

There are a few pitfalls in social media and definitely one of them is to try and force conversations around “finish my sentence… ” games. It never ends well – either ignored or turned vile. Here’s some tips and warnings for beginner online community managers. .

Committing To Becoming Knowledgable About Social Media ROI

Waxing UnLyrical

I don’t know Olivier Blanchard personally. I follow him on Twitter and like “The Brand Builder” on Facebook. That’s the extent of our relationship, and it is decidedly one-sided. He has not asked me to write this, and has not approached me to say nice things about him.

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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.

Twitter Spring Clean! The Quick Way To Mass Unfollow

Absolute PA

I like to keep on top of my Twitter profile maintenance. I do this by reviewing who I’m following and unfollowing profiles that are no longer in use or of interest to me. What can I say? I’ve always been a sucker for a bit of organising and systematising.

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4 iPhone Apps that Work with Instagram

Idaconcpts

Instagram is like the Windows for photos. It’s the standard. And just like Windows, Instagram needs a little help from other apps to optimize it, bring to fruition its ultimate potential, and cement its place in the continuum of photographic applications.

Death To The Page View

Twist Image

Are the days of measuring page views as an advertising metric slowly (or quickly) coming to an end? When banner ads first came on the Internet (we now call it "display advertising"), I remember thinking to myself, "is this the best we can do?" " While I sold them and many big and powerful companies bought them, I never understood why anybody would take action.

We don’t discuss politics on Facebook, right?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Image by Getty Images via @daylife. They say you should never discuss politics or religion, right? Well this advice seems to hold true according a new survey by the Pew Research Center ’s Internet & American Life Project that on social networking sites. Postings on social networking sites reveal surprises for many users when it comes to the political views of their friends.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.