Sat.Jun 15, 2013 - Fri.Jun 21, 2013

Fireworks Factory: a new concept marketing conference

Sherrilynne Starkie

I was lucky enough to be invited to the first-ever Fireworks Factory conference held on Galiano Island , British Columbia. The focus was on web strategy and I left the conference full of ideas and insights. Fireworks Factory on Galiano Island.

Monday Roundup: Facebook Tips for Business

Waxing UnLyrical

Another week, another round-up… This is going to show you just how uncool I was as a kid (I was a kid! Blame my parents!), but when I wake up to a gorgeous Sunday, the old Daniel Boone song “ Beautiful Sunday ” invariably pops into my head.

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How to use storytelling to fundraise online


As the Internet continues to grow, it is becoming harder and harder for nonprofits, and especially associations, to fundraise online.

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A Call For LOVE From All Over The World


Each year, Mindjumpers has been working for clients that do good – such as IRCT (International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims) and Hjerteforeningen (the Danish association for heart diseases).

Social Media Automation 101

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

Facebook and hashtags: at long last

Sherrilynne Starkie

A black hole in social media data got a step closer to being understood this week. Facebook has introduced the use of hashtags !

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Three Things New Video for Instagram Can Do For Your Business

The Social Media Incubator

Yesterday, June 20, Facebook announced its photo sharing app Instagram would be adding a video feature. This new feature was introduced as Twitter’s video sharing app Vine has been picking up recent increased activity.

Advancing Nonprofits’ Missions With Storify and Quora – How MomsRising and charity: water Have Used These Tools for Success


With so many social media tools capturing the attention of nonprofit organizations, how should nonprofits decide which tools are the best investment of their time and personnel?

Social Networks to help that Summer Fitness Routine


It will officially be summer this Friday, June 21, and for me summer is about getting healthy. Usually, I try to start my healthy eating and routine exercise right after school is out in May, but alas, the middle of June seems to sneak up on me pretty quickly.

Successful Libya Build 2013 Highlights Potential For a Bright Future

Waxing UnLyrical

The news from Libya since my last post has not been great. Militias have been besieging Ministries, essentially to force the General National Congress to pass the Isolation Law barring Gaddafi era officials from public office.

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.

4 trends for online coupon sites in 2013

Atom Thought

A recent Comscore- Pulse of the Online Shopper study (June 2013), shows that “consumers want more choices when shopping online.” ” Of course more choices lead to comparison.

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Get Open Community on Audible


( photo credit ). Love audiobooks? Open Community is now on Audible! We have FIVE DOWNLOAD CODES AVAILABLE - all you need to do is drop us a comment below. Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed the way you work today?

Grab a Copy of The Guest Blogging Survival Guide for Free


One question that I am often asked is how do I get published on so many of the top blogs like Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Journal, ProBlogger, and others. So I decided to put together a little guide to guest blogging.

7 Reasons Your Facebook Page is a Hot Mess

Convince & Convert

Image via A state of disarray so chaotic that it’s dizzying to look at. A mess that is beyond the normal range of disarray. Visual clutter that draws attention to itself. It may sound like I am describing Lindsay Lohan heading into court on a Monday morning.

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.

Two Tools to Manage Twitter Chats With Ease

Janet Fouts

If you participate in Twitter chats regularly you’re as sad as I am to hear that Twitter’s API changes made it difficult for some applications to work. and were both casualties. OneQube.

CIOs – on the frontline of the war for 21st-century talent?


So says SiliconRepublic , reporting on the latest Harvey Nash study of CIOs: “With every business effectively now a technology business, the role of CIO has never been of greater significance.

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Developing a Kickstarter Marketing Strategy


This week, Jason Hines , my husband and fine art landscape photographer, launched his Kickstarter campaign for The Art of the Chase. This is a feature length photography documentary about what it takes to chase your dreams and create compelling images.

How to Create Customer Profiles to Reach Your Target Audience

Convince & Convert

Customer profiling may sound like a mug shot lineup of your customers, but the goal of this post is not to imprison your customers.

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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.

Hey Twitter, I won’t quit you.

Absolute PA

There’s a rumour that Twitter is losing it’s sparkle as a way to boost business for the solo-worker. Younger, shinier social media kids are grabbing the spotlight. Everyone’s flocking to Google+, Pinterest, or back to Facebook. Apparently. (At

[Cool Infographic Friday] How PRISM could work (maybe)


By Ashkan Soltani , an “independent researcher and consultant focused on privacy, security, and behavioral economics.” ” READ THE FULL EXPLANATION HERE. This is conjecture, but geekily awesome-tastic.

Fetching Friday – 21 Marketing Links for June 21st


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 Support This Kickstarter! Thanks to everyone who has supported The Art of the Chase, my husband’s photography documentary on Kickstarter so far. We’re off to a good start, but we’ve got a long way to go. If you haven’t seen it already, please watch the following video, be inspired, and pledge your support !

4 Fresh Trends in B2B Social Campaigns

Convince & Convert

Consumer brands spent the early years of the social boom using campaigns to collect likes, create conversation, and distribute coupons. Meanwhile, B2B marketers sat on the sidelines waiting for social campaign technology to deliver against their more sophisticated needs.

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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.

Protected: Interview of Sahil Shah: Co-Founder,

Atom Thought

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Digital Insight Interviews & Columns


Announcing the 2nd Edition of I'm On Facebook--Now What??? (Plus a Free Webinar by Me!)

Stay N' Alive

I''m proud to announce the launch of my newest book, the 2nd Edition of I''m on Facebook--Now What??? along with a big launch event on Thursday, June 27th that is completely free! Jason Alba, my original co-author of my first book, I''m on Facebook--Now What???

This Week in Social Media – 6/19/2013

Social Media Marketing

A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry.

Burberry Stylishly Streams Its Runway Show On Vine

Convince & Convert

Miss the Burberry Prorsum Menswear S/S14 runway show on June 18th in London? Don’t fret, because thanks to the social media team at Burberry, you can watch the entire show in just six seconds on Vine. Within the Vine app, more than 2,000 have liked the video.

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How B2B Brand Storytelling Can Benefit Your Business

Writtent Blog

There once lived a valiant B2B marketer named Lance. Even though he was incredibly clever, he had been tasked with a particularly arduous mission. His assignment was to create compelling content about one of the most boring products to ever be sold at the market.

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With New API, Twitter Attempts to Kill Autofollow Apps

Stay N' Alive

Just this last week Twitter retired their long-lived 1.0 API for developers. This API was the first "versioned" release, a breath of fresh air in many ways for developers that were tired of API updates breaking their code. On June 11th, Twitter forced all devs to upgrade to their 1.1

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How To Post On Facebook With #HashTags And Yet Be Legible - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Recently Facebook introduced #HashTags. They are amazingly useful when you want to find and be found as well. However for your Audience to read this is a little difficult. Have you seen Posts that have almost every alternate word #Hashtaged?! Soon your Posts will be meeting a blind eye. Your Audience will not be looking at your Post. With the result while you will be found in plenty of searches you will not be able to create interaction and a relationship with your existing Audiences.

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Engagement at the Speed of Social!

Convince & Convert

Justin Gardner , Social Media Manager at AMC Theatres , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss publicizing content without having to create it, how to balance gender-skewed social media platforms, and how his team uses their freedom to experiment to their advantage.