Sat.Apr 13, 2013 - Fri.Apr 19, 2013

Ottawa Skyhawks turn PR blunder around

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bytown Sports And Entertainment, the company behind Ottawa’s new NBL franchise, is proof that there is no such thing as bad publicity. The company has just announced that the new basketball team will be called the Ottawa Skyhawks.

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15 top tips for a successful PR career

Dave Fleet

Tweet. One of the things I enjoy most nowadays is having the opportunity to speak to the future leaders of the PR profession when they’re starting out. One of the questions I often get asked is “what tips would you offer to get ahead in this field?”

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Person-to-Person Communication: The Human Side of Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

(Ed: Today’s Tax Day in the U.S. Are you all squared away?). I had an interesting (to me) exchange of thoughts with a reader of my own blog recently on the subject of person-to-person communication.

SEO Tips for Infinite Scrolling

Adam Sherk

Infinite scrolling has been growing in popularity with various forms being utilized on a variety of sites. While there are pros and cons from both a technical and usability perspective, and it hasn’t worked for everyone , in the right situation it can be a good fit.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Mobile Is Here – Are You Ready for Mobile Marketing?

yMarketingMatters

OK, we know that mobile Internet usage is rising exponentially, and clearly, it is no fad, its here to stay. Smartphones and tablets are becoming a paramount marketing consideration, and skyrocketing mobile use has critical implications for business.

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How Indian Politicians are Using Google+ Hangouts

Waxing UnLyrical

“Would you like to hang out with me this evening?” ” Indeed, all of you may have been asked this question by your friends and family. But Google has completely changed the way we “hang out” with our near and dear ones.

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Teens and Technology

Firebelly

Even though I am ‘technically’ not a teenager anymore I can still easily relate to the amount of mobile technology used among the teens. I have been out of high school for a few years, but can easily remember most of my peers having cell phones.

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What a week!!

SocialFish

15 top tips for a successful PR career

Dave Fleet

One of the things I enjoy most nowadays is having the opportunity to speak to the future leaders of the PR profession when they’re starting out. One of the questions I often get asked is “what tips would you offer to get ahead in this field?”

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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.

Because We Need a Laugh

Waxing UnLyrical

… at least, I do. Via sudaxprabhu on Flickr, CC 2.0. Because We Need a Laugh is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Author information Shonali Burke President & Grand Poobah at Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.

How To Use Vine For Business: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Vine is an iPhone app that allows users to shoot short looping videos they can then share with their followers. What can your business do with six-second videos? Read this week’s 5 must-reads for ideas. 7 Surprising Ways to Grow Your Business on the Twitter Vine.

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5 Tips for the New Facebook Timeline for Personal Profiles

Kikolani

Facebook is beginning to roll out the new timeline design for personal profiles for more users. If you haven’t looked at your profile yet, you should go check it out now. It may look similar to this.

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Behind the Scenes of Valuable Content

Mindjumpers

Creating content is not something new, we have been doing this for ages. But the way marketers understand content has been changing. Because of the development of social technology has the emphasis on human social behavior on digital platforms increased. Human behavior.

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 Moments That Made Social Slam 2013 Momentous

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s been just about two weeks since I returned from Social Slam. You’ve already heard about what a wonderful event it was, from so very many people. And I told you of how it was one of those OMG-it-finally-happened moments for me.

The Boston Marathon Tragedy Through The Eyes Of Social Media

Firebelly

It feels like every time I turn around there is a tragedy in the news. It’s no secret that social media is the new way of finding out about events in real time. The tragic events at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, are no different.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? If so, then you’re in the right place.

Never Use a Hyphenated Domain Name for Your Website

Bill Hartzer

Yes, I know the title of this post sounds harsh. But to be honest with you, that is my conclusion now that I have seen this. It’s solid proof that the right keyword rich domain name will out-rank a hyphenated domain name in the search results every time.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

How Social Media and Smartphones Breed a Petri Dish of Negativity

Convince & Convert

photo from Bigstock.com. It’s time to recalibrate your expectations about customer complaints.

Eight Conversations Your Customers Want to Have With Your Brand

Social Media Strategery

A brand’s customers represent some of their best resources, yet most brands leave them on the bench.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & ElegantTheme Contest Winners

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

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Regions Bank Fails to Renew Domain Name – Web Site Goes Down

Bill Hartzer

Regions Bank , an FDIC insured bank with 1,700 branches and 2,400 ATMs across a 16-state network in the South, Midwest, and Texas, failed to renew their domain name. As a result, their web site is down.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

5 Steps Required to Building a Best Practice Digital Analytics Function

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. The communications landscape has forever changed with the explosion of social and digital media. That explosion has meant that few communications plans are being developed without this sort of media factored into the program.

Thoughts on Boston

Dave Fleet

I don’t know what I’m going to write here today; I just know that I need to write something – to get it out of my head – after the horror of yesterday. Close to home. Explosion at the Boston Marathon.

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Mobile Is Here – Are You Ready for Mobile Marketing?

yMarketingMatters

OK, we know that mobile Internet usage is rising exponentially, and clearly, it is no fad, its here to stay. Smartphones and tablets are becoming a paramount marketing consideration, and skyrocketing mobile use has critical implications for business.

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The Difference Between SEOs and Search Engine Marketers

Bill Hartzer

During a recent comment thread on Facebook by my buddy Steve Floyd , the subject of SEOs (Search Engine Optimization pros or “search engine optimizers”) and SEMs (Search Engine Marketers or “Pay Per Click professionals”) came up.

How to Take Charge of Your Personal Brand

Convince & Convert

Dorie Clark, Reinventing You @dorieclark.

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7 Ways Search And Social Media Have Converged

The Social Media Incubator

It was bound to happen. Inevitable. And now, it has. We’re talking about the convergence of search and social media. But there’s more to it than simply Google starting its own social networking website called Google Plus.

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Facebook Contextual Ads Insensitive to Boston Tragedy

Socialized

News and commentary about yesterday''s tragic events in Boston are dominating my feed on Facebook, but there, in the middle of it all, I was appalled to see a pathetic, contextual ad for the Zoosk dating site, with a montage of all the smiling hotties that were dying to meet

Restoring Faith in Humanity - Together

Social Media Marketing

Watching the events unfold in Boston yesterday was horrific. As a former resident of the city - and as one who had previously volunteered at the finish line of the Boston Marathon - it was especially difficult to experience.