Sat.Aug 10, 2013 - Fri.Aug 16, 2013

Infographic: B2B content marketing trends

Sherrilynne Starkie

Despite continued economic uncertainty, nearly half of B2B marketers plan to increase their marketing spend this year. Source: Ambassador. Related posts: Infographic: colour and logo design. Twitter for companies. Does Facebook affect your brain? PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles.

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Where were you when the power went out?

Dave Fleet

Tweet. Ten years ago today, the power went out across the Northeast and Midwest US and across Ontario, Canada. Wikipedia tells me it was the second most widespread blackout in history at the time. It took two days for many people to get their power back. Licks Hamburgers in Barrie.

Monday Roundup: Standing Out

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s Monday once again, and you all know what that means, right? It’s time to give you your weekly roundup. Image: pdbreen via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes

SocialFish

Facebook page admins take note: just when you thought you’d figured out Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, they’ve changed the game and the way News Feed works.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

This Week in Social Media – 8/14/2013

Social Media Marketing

Android is better, big data in Asia, the merging of HR and marketing, Canadian women like to talk about brands, Fortune 500 CEOs are scared and ignorant of social media, Twitter use rises, the social networks that help search engine optimization and more, it''s This Week in Social Media.

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ECM in the Cloud: A “CYA” for Press Agents

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Jeff Frankel. The cloud has changed everything, far more than merely how we communicate. It’s altered how we function on a day-to-day basis: our productivity, interactions, and the way we get information. Image: flyfarther79 via Flickr, CC 2.0.

8 Things a Nonprofit Leader Really Needs to Know About Social Media Marketing

SocialFish

It’s not uncommon for nonprofit executives to be hesitant about using technology, especially since technology is constantly changing. Technology has changed the very basic notion of communication entirely.

Facebook Unveils the Most Powerful Social Ads of All Time

Convince & Convert

If you’ve been thinking Facebook’s Ad Exchange (FBX) as just a source of display, prepare to have your conceptions flipped on their head.

App of the Week: Sunrise Calendar

The Social Media Incubator

Since shortly into 2013, Facebook events syncing with your Google calendar has become a problem for many. Those that got it to work were “grandfathered” in and those who have not been able to get it working are without a solution or a response from Google. WE HAVE YOUR SOLUTION!

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.

Friday Funny: Where to Post

Waxing UnLyrical

Happy Friday! How was everyone’s week? Since you like the cartoons so much, and since Rob C. said we could use ‘em, here’s another one to start your Friday off right. And before Gini Dietrich gets to it, let me just say: “HAHAHAHAH!!!”

This is Crowdsourcing in Action and it’s Awesome.

SocialFish

Rick Johnston and I presented a session (well, Rick presented, and I ran around the room helping people log in ) at ASAE13 called Problem Solving Live! where we took the audience through an exercise in crowdsourcing. Read a refresher on what crowdsourcing is here.).

25 Brain Lubricants to Generate Content Ideas

Convince & Convert

Feeling stuck? The content’s not coming. It happens. I’m often asked where do you find ideas? I’m not sure I have the answers, but the question got me thinking. The tin man followed the yellow brick road. No guarantees, but maybe one of the following brain lubricants ease you on down the road to Oz.

Branding Your Business Facebook Page

The Social Media Incubator

Are you trying to find a way to draw your audience to your social media pages?

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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.

SEO Firm Offers Natural Link Building Services

Bill Hartzer

There are so many companies out there that claim to offer natural link building services, which is an interesting type of service. Think about it for a minute.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Online in 60 seconds

SocialFish

There are a lot of these kinds of infographics around, but for some reason this one stuck in my head. In the one minute that it took for me to write these couple of sentences, all of this happened on the internet. Mind was a little blown, once I started thinking about it. 204 million emails?

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Managing Feedback

Idaconcpts

Community feedback–that is, when a customer actually uses your product and provides real feedback to improve it–is the dream that everyone’s chasing. You’d be hard pressed to find even small brands in your home town that don’t tuck Facebook or Twitter logos beside their company names.

Do You Have a Social Media Strategy?

The Social Media Incubator

Rather than just setting up social media accounts at all of your favorite social media sites or building brand pages that do not engage your audience, it is imperative that you move into the social media space with a strategy. Do you know what you want to get out of social media for your business ?

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

NoFollow Links in Press Releases? How To Revise Your Press Release Strategy

Bill Hartzer

Recently, Google took the position that press releases were simply link schemes , advertorials for a business.

What NASA can teach us about Google Hangouts

SocialFish

LOVE this deck by Jason Townsend, from the Office of Communications at NASA. Who knew? Quick Overview of Google+ Hangout Usage at NASA from NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ———– MUST SEE slide deck from NASA in this post!

Fetching Friday – 20 Marketing Links

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.

How to Use Social Strategies to Drive Business Goals

Convince & Convert

Brian Solis, Altimeter Group @briansolis.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Using Facebook Hashtags for Your #FacebookMarketing

yMarketingMatters

When Facebook introduced its Twitter-like hashtag (#) feature in June, marketers began to buzz about the potential boosting effects that this new Facebook trend can bring to brands and businesses. Hashtags are gaining momentum on Facebook.

From Owning the Publication to Owning the Idea

SocialFish

Ever since Johannes Gutenberg used moveable print to create splendid, reproducible publications there has been almost as much attention and importance placed on the printed page as on the ideas it contains. What is left of “newspapers” and the “print” media when you take away the printed paper?

Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends

Ari Herzog

Recognizing I had 2,474 LinkedIn connections three months ago, I posited a question on this blog: Should my network be tight enough that they can recommend me without asking who I am and what I do?

Why Data May Be Steering You Into the Rocks

Convince & Convert

Yes, big data is all the rage and incredibly powerful. And yes, it’s seductive that we can just “run a report” to see what customers and prospects are doing online. But… Data and insight are not the same things. tweet this ).

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Increase Your Mobile Page Speed

Small Business Mavericks

Chances are, if you’ve done any fair amount of study on responsive web design, then you are thinking about how visitors are viewing your mobile website. Until now, you couldn’t do a whole lot about the speed of your website loading on mobile devices. Google Developers now has guidelines for website developers regarding mobile page load speeds. Even better, they have a tool for testing your mobile page load speed.

Are industry vendors deserting ASAE’s annual meeting?

SocialFish

Just saw this infographic posted on Associations Now: Congrats to ASAE on attracting the highest number of association execs in 5 years – that’s great!

Stop Your Smartphone From Telling Burglars Where You Live

Ari Herzog

Photo by Pieter Vieu. Used with permission.

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General Electric Hosts a Virtual Science Fair On Tumblr

Convince & Convert

What started as six second science lessons on Vine has morphed into a user-generated campaign just in time for the back-to-school season.

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