Sat.Jan 26, 2013 - Fri.Feb 01, 2013

PRs compared to Mao, Pol Pot and Stalin

Sherrilynne Starkie

PRs as compared to Pol Pot? There is a new study out that shows that PR professionals feel that serving the public interest is as important as their duty to their employers and clients.

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Streak: Possibly the Best CRM System for Small Business

Waxing UnLyrical

Remember when someone would say “CRM” and (y)our eyes would glaze over? CRM, public relations and small business.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Peer Pressure Can Be Multiplied Through the Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest blog post comes from Mary Tyler, who writes about parenting, social media & addiction at [link]. If you find this post interesting, be sure to also check out the article on whether teens prefer social media to real life.

Happy #CMAD – 10 Articles You Should Read


So, today is the day when Community Managers all over the world should feel a bit more appreciated.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Five Ottawa Facebook pages worth checking out

Sherrilynne Starkie

Five Ottawa Facebook Pages worth following. View more lists from Sherrilynne Starkie. Facebook Featured Ottawa listly Lists Social Media Social network

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[COMIC] Parenting In The Age Of Social Media

SocMed Sean

Parenting is tough. Image courtesy of bbaunach via Creative Commons. That moment when our new bundle of joy is delivered with that fresh baby smell is absolutely amazing but, unfortunately, each child it isn’t accompanied with a handbook or instruction manual.

How Algorithms Changed the World


Geeky, and awesome. See here for more explanation of each of the five alogrithms depicted here. An infographic by the team at College Degree Search. ——— ( photo credit ). Potluck

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Swipp & Vine: New Players in Town


Last week was the week of inaugurations. Not just of the President of The U.S., but also of no less than two anticipated apps: Swipp and Vine. Swipp is a “Global Social Intelligence Platform”, as they put it, and Vine is a video app launched in joint company of Twitter.

What Playing the Oboe Taught Me About Building My Own PR Practice

Waxing UnLyrical

I came into communications via a rather round-about path: I enrolled in a Bachelor of Music program for oboe performance. It was through my love of music that I discovered my passion for branding, public relations, and social media.

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.

5 Ways To Ensure You Don’t Get Hired

Jason Yormark

If there’s one area that I have had a tremendous amount of experience around, is in the hiring process. When I was at Microsoft, there was a period of time, where that was practically all I was doing as Microsoft Advertising was in a hiring frenzy back in 2006 or so. Literally 30-40 phone, and in person interviews not to mention all the reviewing of resumes.

Clarity, Control, and Performance Reviews


Social media has thrived under the mantra “Clarity over control.” ” In Humanize , Maddie and I make the argument that we should be applying that principle (and others from social media) to the way we lead and manage our organizations.

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Five Reasons to “Dislike” Social Media

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Megan Totka. The benefits of social media are clear: huge outreach, easy to use, low cost and (assumed) high ROI, not to mention a wide variety of options. In no way would I recommend anyone stop using social media as a marketing tool. In fact, I’m a huge advocate of it.

Three Tips on Hiring a PR Firm

Waxing UnLyrical

Last week Ryan Derousseau was kind enough to publish a Q&A with me on what businesses should take into consideration when hiring a PR firm. He asked some very thoughtful questions, and I did my best to answer as thoughtfully. Image: janetmck via Flickr, C C 2.0.

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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.

9 Reasons QR Codes are Bad for Your Brand

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in QR Codes. The tale of the QR code is a sordid story. The QR (Quick Response) code was originally the trademark name for a two-dimensional barcode system.

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Humanize this.


Interested in the the global conversation around Humanize-related themes? Follow our Scoopit page. Want to nudge your culture and processes in the right direction to succeed in a social world? Bring us in. Humanize

What’s In My Gear Bag: 2013 Edition

Justin Levy

While there are many benefits to travel, one of the difficulties is staying productive while you’re on the go. Sure, we have technology that enables us to accomplish our work from wherever we are. What takes time to develop, though, is our ideal workshifting set-up.

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#measurePR: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit with Beth Kanter

Waxing UnLyrical

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps

Convince & Convert

Over the past four years at Convince & Convert, we’ve continued to refine our social media strategy process. Here’s one of the latest iterations, presented as a keynote speech to ESTO (Educational Seminar for Travel Organizations) last Fall.

FAO: Manufacturing Associations


We’re working with the National Association of Manufacturers on a quarterly webcast series with the NAM’s chief economist, Dr Chad Moutray. Our role is to monitor the internal chat and integrate the discussion with Twitter.

17 Irresistible Small Office Concepts on Pinterest

Atom Thought

Friends, here are 17 small office and workspace concepts that will inspire you to create one for yourself. So, click here and immerse yourself in the irresistible inspiration of being yourself. Related Posts: 9 Top ‘Jugaads’ on Pinterest! Technology Marketing in Digital Age!

How to Choose a Home Page Layout for Your WordPress Website


This is a guest post by Jon Dykstra. One of the most important elements I look for when choosing a WordPress theme for a new website, is finding a theme with the right home page layout. When referring to home page in this article, I’m really referring to the front page.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

2013: The Rise of Customer Service Marketing (and Techipedia’s New Direction)

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The social media marketing landscape has changed in the past 3 years. With intermittent signal, you’ll struggle to build momentum around your product or service. If you don’t do it right, you might not even want to do it at all. Social Media is an Answer but it’s Not THE Answer.

LAST CHANCE to bring SocialFish in at 2012 rates


Are you an association or nonprofit who’s been doing social media work for a while? Do you need a “gut check” to make sure you’re on the right track? Do you need recommendations for growth or infrastructure improvements?

Linkedin Replaces Applications With Features

Janet Fouts

Long time power users of Linkedin have been using Linkedin Applications to enhance their profiles with deeper information and sharing opportunities. Now some of those applications are being replaced and the site is slowly moving accounts to the new system.

How to Unleash the REAL Power Behind Guest Posting


This is a guest post by Mauro D’Andrea. You are trying guest posting and results are good… From your last guest post you got both traffic and a decent amount of email subscribers. The same is true for some of your other guest posts. But, you feel that you are missing something.

3 Steps to Building a Solid Media List

Convince & Convert

Image via Ever land a cover story from a Twitter pitch? Newsjack breaking news from a Facebook feed? Secure a blog column on a critical e-zine website? If not, it’s time to kick up your PR skills a notch or two.

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You coming? We’ll be there!! xPotomac , a fab conference featuring leading voices in the field of digital media & communication, is coming up on February 25 , at the Source Theatre, at 1835 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Search and Social Weekly 1.5

Josh S Peters

This week we have some great articles covering the worlds of search and social and we also have a great ebook download about social business from SpreadFast.

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How to use Internal Site Search Data to Figure Out If You’re Giving your Readers What They Want


This is a guest post by Hannah Smith. Whether you’re blogging for personal, professional or business; Google Analytics can offer a wealth of data – where your visitors are located, the search terms they used to find you, how much time they spent on your site and so on.

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