Sat.Oct 06, 2012 - Fri.Oct 12, 2012

How the Internet has Changed in the Last 10 Years [Infographic]

Pamorama

It’s time to appreciate how far we’ve come in the last ten years. Here’s an interesting infographic that has been making the rounds across social media for the last two weeks. It visualizes the spectacular rise of the Internet in just 10 years. In 2002, the Internet boasted 569 million users, which translated to 9.1% [.]. Brand Branding Infographics Marketing Social Media

Humanize Public Workshop, DC Tuesday 10/16

SocialFish

We are VERY excited to invite you to our very first public workshop. Join us on Tuesday!! We’re going to have a great discussion with some top execs who have been actively working through some of the concepts we talk about in Humanize, like collaboration, transparency, and social business.

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Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets To Other Platforms

SocMed Sean

Shhh… photo courtesy of Sarah G on Flickr via Creative Commons license. Recently, Twitter has been behaving pretty anti-socially with their data.

Social Media Use: Three Big Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

Unspoken

According to a recent Manta survey , a staggering 90 percent of small business owners are using the web to network with potential customers and promote products and services. In seeking to connect with and grow an audience online , small businesses frequently turn to social media sites. And why not?

Social Media Automation 101

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

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10 Observations on “Real” Public Relations and Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

Monday, Oct. 15, will see me complete six months since I started at MSL Washington DC. I know many of you have wondered how I’ve been doing, and honestly, there’s no short answer to that question (though if you pressed me, I’d say “mostly good”).

3 Reasons Your Facebook Page Seems to Suck Right Now

Janet Fouts

Last week on The Friday Hangout (video) we talked a bit about how many Facebook page managers are reporting dramatically decreasing reach in Facebook Insights and a drop in fans as well.

Coping with the Klout Reality

Geoff Livingston

Image by cintamamat. Marketers and individuals will have to deal with social scoring in the form of Klout and its sister technologies. As time progresses, technologies and alliances evolve. I haven’t written about Klout outside of general discussions on social scoring for a good long while.

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88% of Twitter Users Follow At Least One Brand

The Realtime Report

Last week’s events revealed several interesting new statistics about Twitter, including information about mobile use and brand engagement on the platform. The highlights: 60% of Twitter users access the microblogging platform on mobile devices. there are more than 400 million tweets per day.

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.

From #HungertoHope on World Food Day

Waxing UnLyrical

As public relations professionals, there are a lot of different kinds of things we have to do, and not all of them are fun.

5 Ways to Check Your Online Reputation

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Peter Nevins. You have traffic, but no leads. What could be the problem? Maybe your online reputation is killing you. From bad reviews to malicious forum posts to negative word of mouth, your reputation precedes you for good or for ill.

Best iOS6 Features for Business Users

Idaconcpts

iOS6, the latest operating system from Apple, has made its presence felt when it got unveiled at the WWDC 2012 in San Francisco. It has loads of impressive features which are best suited for business professionals.

Infographic – 86 Percent of Users May Leave a Website When Asked to Create an Account

Convince & Convert

Convince & Convert sponsor and provider of social media sign-on technology Janrain has put together some research on user behavior around online web forms and registration pages. Have you considered the value that registration forms are creating (or taking away) from your website?

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Perception, Reality, and Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been known to “occasionally” jump on my soapbox to rail against everything from students’ inability to write coherent sentences to public transit systems’ inability to provide anything vaguely resembling “service.”.

How to Start Networking When You Don’t Know a Single Person on the Internet

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Mandy Kilinskis. When I joined my company’s marketing team a little more than a year ago, I was told, more or less, to start reading blogs, commenting on them, and seeking out guest posts. My reaction? Comment-who? Network-where? Guest post-what?

It’s Not OK

Geoff Livingston

A cloud hangs over Manhattan. A forthcoming Columbia University and University of Pittsburgh study shows that surfing on Facebook with close friends lowers inhibitions towards self control.

How Reebok ‘Got Fit For Social’ And Established A Consistent Brand Voice

The Realtime Report

When Reebok set out to consolidate their social presence, a brand audit found that the company had no less than 225 Facebook pages, 100 YouTube channels and 30 Twitter accounts.

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.

How to Blog About Anything You Want

Ari Herzog

Some bloggers are uncomfortable writing outside their comfort zone. These are usually the same bloggers who think the whole world knows them and reads their every word. NEWS FLASH: The whole world is not reading your blog. Don’t write for the world. Write for you.

4 NFL NFC Western Division Apps for iPhones

Idaconcpts

The NFC West is gaining some respect these days. Its teams are on the ascension and those media-centric teams back east may not notice until they’ve let the playoffs get away from them. Football is followed passionately out on the left coast. Perhaps fans may see the benefits of being underrated.

12 Ways to DO and NOT DO a Social Media Press Release – MSF Medecins Sans Frontieres

Laurel Papworth

10 Commandments for Companies and Social Media

Engaging Brand

One of the most frequently asked questions at coaching session s is what are the must do's and the must not do's of social media, social marketing and social business. So here is a little guide for brands. 10 Social Media Commandments.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Government’s Mobile Nightmare

Geoff Livingston

Image via Federal Computer Week. Imagine someone working in a government security clearance environment (defense, international affairs, homeland security, etc.). They need to balance their workplace restrictions and national security with their desire to chat with friends online.

Self-Promotion And Self-Loathing In The Digital Age

Twist Image

I'm going to make a confession: I don't like the digital me all that much anymore. I'm going to make another confession: I don't like the digital you all that much, either. I have two loves in social media: This blog. My podcast. I also love reading the blogs of others and I'm a fond follower of certain audio and video podcasts.

How Social Media can Fix the Troll and Bullying problem

Laurel Papworth

This article covers: What is a troll, History of Trollling and How Social Media can Fix Trolling (how can society fix trolling, actually). For individual responses to a troll/bullying situation, try 8 Ways to Deal with Negative Criticism Online. It takes a Village to raise a Monster.

Why Brand is NOT the DNA of your company

Engaging Brand

Social has tended to be spoken of as "something brands should do". For me brand cannot do anything.they can only be a representation, a perception by others. Also we speak about social being at the heart of what we do in a social web based world.as if social is a new concept?

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

How to Increase Your Followers on Google+

Bill Hartzer

Whether you like it or not, Google+ , as a social network , is here to stay. It’s already been integrated into the Google search results, and your better search engine rankings in the search results could depend on it.

Today’s Visualization Tools Help Our Brains Understand Social Monitoring

Unspoken

My last post, “ Taking Multi-Dimensional Marketing to the Next Level ,” touched on the amazing capacity of the human brain for learning. Through the process of plasticity, we can interpret more complex messages and make decisions faster than we ever believed was possible. With the amount of input coming at us from all ends of the social universe, tools are being developed that can help our brains quickly sort through this information.

Intel and Toshiba Social Video Ads Earn 55M Views – With Fans Playing A Starring Role

The Realtime Report

“An online coming-of-age love story” formed the basis for a recent social video campaign by Toshiba and Intel – with the main character being played by 76 different fans of the brand.

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The iPad Should Be Free

Twist Image

Have you ever heard of the "razor and blades business model?" " The concept is pretty simple: give people the razor for free and make all of your money by selling them the razor blades. It's a model that many computer printer companies have deployed (you get the printer for $99, but wait until you see what the toner costs!). On Thursday, Amazon 's founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Bezos , confirmed that the company sells their highly popular Kindle "at cost."

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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