Sat.Dec 14, 2013 - Fri.Dec 20, 2013

Where’s Social Media Going in 2014?

Mindjumpers

2013 is coming to an end after what has been an interesting year for social media and we think that 2014 isn’t going to be any less interesting. We’ve looked into our crystal ball and made predictions of what we think 2014 has to offer. Real time is king.

14 of the Best Content Marketing Tips, Tactics and Techniques of 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing success starts with developing a strategy and roadmap, but the rubber hits the road with the execution of tactics (and measurement of marketing results to support continual improvement). So it is with Content Marketing Week.

How Social Media Impacted the 2014 Indian Elections

Waxing UnLyrical

This year, Election Day in India (for the legislative assembly elections in which the Indian electorate choose the members of the Vidhan Sabha (or Legislative/State Assembly) fell on a weekday (December 4th).

Are You Doing Influencer Marketing Right?

Firebelly

In a marketing and public relations world that is constantly evolving, it is imperative to keep up with the latest terms, lingo and vocabulary associated with the current trends.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Google’s +Post Social Ads… Why They’re Kind of a Big Deal!

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Google , Google Plus , Social Media Marketing Tags: +post ads , google plus , Social Media Marketing Google+, in its first monetization effort, is testing ads in a format called +Post ads.

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Monday Roundup: A Goodie Bag of #measurePR

Waxing UnLyrical

Happy Monday! As many of you know, I started the #measurePR Twitter chat back in 2010. We’ve gone through quite a few changes in the past (almost) four years, but despite everything, the chat has endured and the hashtag has taken on a life of its own (which I love).

How To Write The Perfect Twitter Bio

Firebelly

Writing your Twitter bio may be the most complicated thing about Twitter. Well that, and trying to figure out how to contain all your thoughts in just 140 characters.

12/20/2013: Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Here’s the Difference Between Content Marketing and Social Media

Convince & Convert

Image from Bigstock.com. What is the difference between content marketing and social media? And, with the burgeoning interest in the former, will the latter wane as a tactic or as a marketing term? These were the questions posed to me by my very wise friend Jeff Cohen of the SocialMediaB2B blog.

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.

A New Year’s Wish From WUL… And Me

Waxing UnLyrical

Happy Friday! Have you already started feeling the holiday merriment or is that still a ways away from you? We at WUL have. Now, don’t worry, we’re not going away again… at least, not permanently!

Tinder: A Social Media Game Of Love

Firebelly

Many people turn to social media for dating these days. In fact, one of my coworkers met her current boyfriend on Twitter. And now online dating is even in an addicting game form. Swipe left, swipe right. It’s like a fun drinking game, but it involves some decently attractive people.

NEW! Artomatic Diaries, A Living Social Media Case Study

SocialFish

As some of you may know, a couple of weeks ago I was engaged to run social media for Artomatic , an amazing all volunteer-led nonprofit arts festival in the DC area (and newly licensed globally a la TEDx.).

[Infographic] The Secrets of a Killer Blog Post

Convince & Convert

These days, just about everyone has their own blog. With an estimated 2 million blog posts being posted online every single day (I know, crazy right!?), knowing the secrets of creating a killer blog post is more important than ever if you truly want your blog to be successful.

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.

Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Direct, Twitter Mirror and Photos in DMs

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: Facebook.

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Holiday Gifting: I’ll Take Experiences Over Presents

Firebelly

It’s that time of year…everyone is going present crazy! What do they want? What size? How much? How many? Can I order it online? Do they already have one? What if they hate it? The older I get the less interested I am in receiving presents.

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Best Linkedin Company Pages

SocialFish

Lots of good tips here for amping up your company page. Best LinkedIn Company Pages 2013 from LinkedIn. ————– ( photo credit ).

Creating and Curating: How to Design a Brand that Acts as a Filter

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Ever feel crippled by indecision? Where should we eat? What should we do? Many times, this cycle is broken when somebody in the group suggests a familiar restaurant.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Apple Debuts iBeacon Location Technology in U.S. Stores

The Realtime Report

How can a retailer effectively reach consumers in-store and educate them about deals that might be of particular interest?

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4 Tips For Holiday Optimization

Firebelly

With Christmas quickly approaching, its important to make sure your site is ready for the onslaught of holiday traffic. Below are a list of optimization tips to get you in the holiday spirit: Make Sure Google Webmaster Tools Is Installed/Configured.

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The Power of Targeting

SocialFish

This is the fourth post in a series provided for SocialFish by Artie Patel of Attentive.ly. ————— In our last blog post, we talked about the power of personalization and discussed tips and tricks to sending meaningful messages.

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My Top Posts of 2013 on SEO and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

I wasn’t able to write as many posts as I’d have liked this year, but I did put out some things that I was happy with and people seemed to find useful. And fortunately I do this just for fun so in the end it doesn’t really matter.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Accounts for 17% of Mobile Ad Revenue in US, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.15 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: over 218 million monthly active users. via Twitter. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

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How Will We Do Keyword Research Now?

The Social Media Incubator

For years, Google provided marketers with its keyword research tools, free of charge. Search Engine Optimization specialist, Caroline, Melberg , has been recommending the Google Keyword Research Tool for years as a great place to start your keyword research.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Google’s design for search

SocialFish

Interesting infographic about search engine result pages (SERPs). Read more here.

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Find Great Apps for Your Nokia Lumia Phone with AppSocial

Kikolani

One of the things I find is missing about mobile app stores is the ability to find suggestions from people you know and trust. Sure, an app may have 1,000 reviews, but you don’t know who these people are.

UK Mobile Ad Spend Grows 126% in 2013

The Realtime Report

The latest estimates from eMarketer show staggering growth in UK mobile advertising. Mobile ad spend for 2013 will total over £1 billion (around $1.89 billion) in the UK. Previously, eMarketer forecasted 90% growth in mobile advertising from 2012; now, an upward revision expects 126% growth.

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The 3 Social Media Lessons of 2013 – And What’s In Store for 2014

Convince & Convert

This week, we have a very special Year in Review episode of Social Pros. Jay, Jeffrey, Zena, and Jess Ostroff discuss content, collaboration, free lunches, predictions for 2014, predictions for 2015, and Mark Wahlberg.

Lobbyist Registration Requirements—a brief overview

SocialFish

This is the latest guest post on transparency and other global issues affecting associations from Steven Worth of Plexus Consulting. ——————-.

App Of The Week: Mailbox

The Social Media Incubator

Spend a lot of time checking email on your mobile device, or maybe just trying to sort through and organize it all? This week’s app can help iPhone and iPad users do just that. Mailbox was introduced a couple of years ago, hoping to introduce users to a new way of viewing their inbox.