Sat.Oct 27, 2012 - Fri.Nov 02, 2012

Gartner: fake social media reviews

Sherrilynne Starkie

Checking online reviews has become a normal part of consumer purchasing decisions, and so, companies are paying for or faking these reviews to gain favour and influence preference.

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How Social Media Reflects Human Behaviour

Mindjumpers

How to successfully connect and engage with your customers and consumers via social media is the natural focus point of our blog, as this is Mindjumpers’ field of expertise.

Launching a SMAC!Down: Sock Monkeys Against Cancer

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Jennifer Windrum. NoMo is the ringleader of “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer”, a gang of monkeys that provides tangible support to those with cancer, reminding them no one fights it alone. Right now, NoMo is just a prototype. But, with your help, NoMo and his SMAC!

Maximize Your Online Visibility: The Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Framework

Webbiquity SMM

Recent research makes clear that, for high-value consumer purchases as well as b2b procurement, being as “findable” as possible online is critical to winning the business.

Social Media Automation 101

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

And the IABC Canada conference workshop winner is…

Sherrilynne Starkie

Last week this blog ran a competition to give a reader a chance to win a free ticket to an IABC 2012 Canada Business Summit preconference workshop. And the winner is… Mike Reynolds who left this comment: “Survival. Always something I’m looking for.”

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Hurricane Sandy & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

When a natural disaster strikes, social media sites are is often the first place people go to find, and share, information. Here are 5 must-reads on Hurricane Sandy and social media. Facebook, Twitter abuzz with Sandy chatter, photos.

Teens on Social Networks: Facebook Wins, But Twitter Is Narrowing the Gap

The Realtime Report

A recent Piper Jaffray survey of American teens revealed that Facebook is still the most popular social network among this age group – but Twitter is following close behind.

Social Media Gone Wrong … and How to Avoid Making the Same Mistakes

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Branding Social Media. We’re all human. We all make mistakes. However, when your mistake involves social media, it’s not that easy to make amends. Take, for example, the case of the (now) infamous KitchenAid tweet about President Obama’s dead grandmother.

Social Learning ROI

SocialFish

Sandy Carter from IBM shares some thoughts about social learning – which permeates all aspects of collaboration, data sharing, and knowledge management. How are you using social learning and social knowledge? ———— ( photo credit ). Social Learning

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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.

Should Everything be Free Online?

Direct Marketing Observations

Chances are, you have given away more than you have charged for…. For a lot of people, what they expect and get from their digital experiences isn’t even close to being reality. Want a few easy examples?

How To Go Viral Gangnam Style: Great Content, Great Marketing, Or Both?

The Realtime Report

South Korean rapper Psy’s music video Gangnam Style became a viral phenomenon across the globe, racking up video views and spurring remakes, parodies and dance performances worldwide. The video debuted on July 15, 2012.

Search Engine Submission Now Officially a Scam

Bill Hartzer

I can finally officially declare that all search engine submission services are now scams. If you receive an email from [b]anyone[/b] claiming to offer search engine submission services or a similar submission service–it is spam and also a scam.

New Benchmarks for Success in the Knowledge Age

SocialFish

Through our years of interviewing and working with bright, strategic executives with change agendas, we were puzzled by one paradox.

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.

9 Social Media Tools Every Blogger Needs To Know About

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Siv Rauv. Are you feeling overwhelmed by social media? As a blogger, you have to wear several different hats, from creating good quality blog post to trying to spread the word for your blog and connecting with others. This is where social media tools can help.

Survey: 60% of Physicians Believe Social Media “Improves the Care They Deliver”

The Realtime Report

Many physicians are making use of social media – as a way to manage new information, discuss the latest journal articles or research, and to help provide quality care.

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Social Media During Emergencies

Akamai Marketing

Some thoughts about social media during emergencies and disasters. I’ve come out of my stupor from last night’s evacuation from my home due to a tsunami alert in my backyard: the pacific ocean surrounding Hawaii. And now, my attention turns to the East Coast as Hurricane Sandy bears down and effects half the country. Today I’m enjoying what I’ve tagged as a “tsunami free Sunday” and I’ve had time to think about last night’s activities.

Why go mobile? [Slides]

SocialFish

Came across this nice slide deck by our bud Ben Martin on mobile for associations. Enjoy! Creating an App for Your Event or Association from bkmcae. —————-. photo credit ). Content Strategy Implementation Useful Data

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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.

Startups Use Micro-PR Campaigns to Tip Momentum in Their Favor

Adam Sherk

This is a guest post from Wendy Dulaney, co-founder of Easy.PR. Wendy has been doing some interesting work for start-ups, targeting small audiences to achieve specific goals during critical stages of their growth. I asked her to share some examples and tips here. – Adam.

Follow @MellowMushroom Pizza on Twitter, And They’ll Follow You Back — In Real Life

The Realtime Report

For those of you who still have power, here’s a quick distraction from Sandy updates: check out this hilarious (and weird) social media campaign from Mellow Mushroom Pizza.

The Ultimate Guide to Search Retargeting

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Ben Plomion, Director, Marketing & Partnerships at Chango. To most marketers, the term “retargeting” means “Site Retargeting,” the practice of placing display ads in front of people who have previously visited a website.

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Everything you ever needed to know about social for YOUR department.

SocialFish

Featured From the Trenches Implementation SocialFish News

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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.

How McDonald’s Handles Thousands of Social Mentions Per Day

Convince & Convert

Rick Wion, McDonald’s @rdublife.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Promotes New Mobile Payment App With Halloween Contest on Twitter, Instagram

The Realtime Report

Dunkin’ Donuts new mobile campaign engages consumers with a Halloween-themed contest and mobile gift cards, making use of mobile and social platforms Instagram and Twitter.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Your Typography Is Turning Away Visitors and What Fonts To Stay Away From

Idaconcpts

We all know that typography and font choice have a huge impact on website design, but did you know they could be the difference between whether a visitor actually engages on your site or exits as quickly as possible?

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14 step bare-bones guide to influencer outreach

Janet Fouts

Lots of people will tell you ”Social Media Influencers” are the key to social media marketing but what does that really mean? Is influence based on number of connections? Klout , Peer Index or Kred score? A combination of all of the above?

How to Know When to Promote a Facebook Post

Convince & Convert

Social media has never been inexpensive, just different expensive. But now, the last vestiges of false assumptions about the true cost of social marketing are being wiped away. Facebook’s changes to EdgeRank essentially require that Pages pay a fee to reach more than 15 out of every 100 of their fans. How long until Twitter follows? If you ‘re at all serious about social marketing, and don’t have a line item budget for promoting Facebook posts in 2013, you need to add it.

Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Tops 187 Million Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 368 million users. via China Daily. Renren: over 170 million users. via iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 187 million active users. via LinkedIn. Google Plus: 100 million monthly active users. via Google. Tumblr: 79 million blogs. via Tumblr.

The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers

Akamai Marketing

The Case For Active Users as Social Media Community Managers. I’ve really been thinking about this lately. I’m an advisor at Pacific New Media for a social media certificate program they are launching.

The Microsoft Surface's Beauty is Only "Surface Deep"

Stay N' Alive

As a long-time Microsoft fan (my first computers were all PCs), and with all my excitement about Windows 8, I was very excited about the Microsoft Surface.