Sat.Feb 16, 2013 - Fri.Feb 22, 2013

Burger King Twitter Hacking: Take A Chill Pill

Dave Fleet

Tweet. Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked today, with the hacker turning the company’s Twitter page into an offensive mock-up of a McDonalds Twitter channel.

[Solved] Posting Photos To Instagram From Your Desktop

SocMed Sean

Well…it’s happened again. I’ve stumbled across another one of those social media tasks that should be soooo simple, yet isn’t.

Shedding Light on Black PR

Waxing UnLyrical

Terri Johnson tipped me off to a fascinating story yesterday. It’s an exposé of China’s “black PR industry.”

How Users Interact on Pinterest [Infographic]


Source: Wishpond. Useful Data

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Social Media Marketing Wins…and Fails

Direct Marketing Observations

Here’s a great infographic surreptitiously attached to an MBA in marketing lead gen site. Be that as it may on the interwebz, this inforgraphic nonetheless, is not bad. social media social media infographics Social Media marketing

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Content marketing: feeling ripped off?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Your content marketing program is taking off. You’ve spent the time, resources and effort required to develop original, compelling stories, videos, podcasts and photographs and it’s starting to pay off in terms of website traffic, enhanced reputation and sales enquiries. Good for you. Then you notice that someone, a competitor even, is ripping you off! Someone has taken your original content and is using it online as if it were their own. How frustrating! Official Creative Commons logo.

My First Six Weeks as a Successful Entrepreneur, Part II: Five Balancing Acts

Waxing UnLyrical

If you decide to jump ship and start your own business (as I detailed in Part I of this post ), here are some balancing acts you will have to consider. Niche vs. breadth. I had some entrepreneurs tell me that starting a business is like starting a band: Take EVERY gig. Play EVERY show.

State of the Nonprofit Sector 2013


This is a guest post by Ashley Halligan, an analyst at Software Advice. ———————– With the beginning of President Obama’s second term, a recovering economy, and a fiscal cliff, nonprofits have much to anticipate this year.

Websites and Search Engines are Far from Dead

Webbiquity SMM

Websites are dead. Search engines are going away. Soon no one will care about the traditional commercial site focused on a company and its products.

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.

February 17: This week in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

February 17: this week in social media. View more lists from Sherrilynne Starkie. Related posts: Five Ottawa Facebook pages worth checking out. Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012. October’s most popular posts. Click here to start to receive my newsletter. PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles. 17 essential social media guidelines to follow. How do you use lists? How Can Lists be a Utility for Your Blog? | via @listly.

Five Business Lessons Learned From Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Waxing UnLyrical

When I decided to hire a virtual assistant, I had no idea how much I’d learn from the process. Here’s the story: As you know, I’ve relaunched my business (new website coming soon, I’m so excited to share it with you!) and have very specific areas I want to grow it in.

The Rise of Visual Content


Phenomenal slide deck by Kirsten Jassies. Direct link to slide deck if it’s not showing up. ———– Content Strategy Social, In Theory

Why Your Business Should Go Mobile

Cody Ward

Originally posted here at It is not surprising that mobile searches have grown four times since 2010 (Google Mobile Optimization Webinar, 2011). Take a look around at all the devices that have been released out into the marketplace.

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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.

Youtility – The Marketing Strategy for the Age of Information Overload

Convince & Convert

Join the pre-release fan club at I’m delighted to officially announce that my next book is finished and it’s the best work I’ve ever done. I am BURSTING with excitement to get the book in the hands of sharp, creative people, and it’s coming your way soon.

On Falling in Love…and Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s February, and besides fixating on when I’ll be able to venture out in the morning for work without being swathed in multi-layered warmth, I allow myself a moment to get all romantic, buy my wife roses, and celebrate that wonderfully-contrived concept called “ Valentine’s Day.”.

The Mayans were right – it’s the end of time as we know it


Watch this 15 minute talk by author Douglas Rushkoff on his concept of “ present shock “- our real-time age where what matters is what happens now. “We no longer have a sense of a future, of goals, of direction at all.

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6 Ways to Measure Social Media


Measuring social media effectiveness can seem daunting. It is less clear-cut and more complex than other more traditional marketing channels. But measuring your social media efforts is possible, and it’s crucial to your overall marketing strategy.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Mobile vs. Social – Round 1: Ding! Ding! Ding!

Cody Ward

This year is off to a roaring start for digital marketing. Corporations and small businesses alike are investing heavily into digital marketing and we’d like to pose a debate question… Where are you spending your digital dollars? Mobile or Social? In the blue corner we have Mobile! This includes mobile app development, responsive web design, push notifications, and mobile targeted paid advertising.

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A Cheat Sheet on President’s Day

Waxing UnLyrical

Many Americans have the day off today (not me, didn’t you know, entrepreneurs never get holidays), because it’s President’s Day. I didn’t know about President’s Day before I moved to the U.S.

Developing a Web Experience for all Devices with Responsive Design


The following is an excerpt from Ray Van Hilst’s new eBook , 10 Things Members Want from Your Association Website. Download the full book and read all tips here.

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Search and Social Weekly (1.7)

Josh S Peters

This last week was a great one for lists and killer content so let’s get right to it. Enjoy! Are You a Crappy Fan Page Admin? Most Fan Page owners like to think they run their page better than the rest.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Is Your Brand Socially Agile?

Convince & Convert

Andy White, Audi @white.

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The Rise (And Fall) of Social Media: 12 Ways to Capitalize on the Current Trends


This is a guest post by Uttoran Sen. Social media is very much here, but as those at MySpace can tell you, it’s not always here to stay. The trick to capitalizing on social media trends is to find what is happening now and make it work for you. Follow Your Target Market. Who are you selling to? Kids aren’t on Facebook as much now as they used to be. They are over at Tumblr – are you? Moms, on the other hand, aren’t hanging around Digg or Linkedin. They are over there at Pinterest.

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Facebook for Marketing Research: Political Polls #auspol

Laurel Papworth

Want to know how 11 million Australians will vote? What if instead of checking a thousand people, instead of ringing those poor souls when they get home from work and are trying to get dinner on the table, we could just check in on what they were thinking, facebooking, tweeting about?

10 Search and Social Posts You Don’t Want to Miss (1.7)

Josh S Peters

Excel Statistics for SEO and Data Analysis. Statistics is all about collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. It comes very handy when decision making faces uncertainty. By using statistics, we can overcome these situations and generate actionable analysis… How to Do SEO in 2013.

How to Outsource Your Way to Better Content

Convince & Convert

I was going to bed crying and waking up vomiting. I was putting in 80-hour week after 80-hour week and still not getting it all done. I was acting as CEO, CFO, manager, secretary, and janitor. I was everything and more to the company I had started. Things were going 24/7 with no sign of slowing down.

When Dreams Come True: I got a Job at @Linkedin

Koka Sexton

For the past 2 years and 4 months I have been doing what I love. I made the decision to work at InsideView because for the first time in my career a CEO to whom I had no connection told me to ‘follow my heart.’

Social Media courses – Facebook Twitter – 2013 Sydney Australia

Laurel Papworth

Are you looking for practical handson computer based or lecture based training on Facebook, Twitter, social media campaigns, social media measurement etc? Here are a list of our courses and workshops in Sydney in 2013. . Social media workshops.

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Keep Up With Facebook

Josh S Peters

Of all the recent changes to Facebook this one is my favorite. I know it’s a bit of “old news” but the Keep-up-with box makes me happy. To me it’s one of the best things Facebook has given back to brands after taking so much away.