Sat.Feb 08, 2014 - Fri.Feb 14, 2014

The 5 Top Things That Practically Guarantee Relationship Success

Jason Yormark

I interrupt the usually scheduled program of social media and technology posts with this little relationship post I felt compelled to write. My blogging has always been inspired by helping others in any way I can. Sometimes that strays from my professional world.

How Do I Turn Off The Trending Box In Facebook?

SocMed Sean

In case you haven’t notice, Facebook recently launched an addition to the user-experience called their “Trending” box. The content in this widget providers users with a quick way to see what topics of conversation are trending across the entire Facebook community.

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The problem with Facebook


WATCH THIS VIDEO. Science filmmaker Derek Muller: “Facebook is a complex ecosystem of individuals, creators, brands and advertisers, but I don’t think it serves any of these groups particularly well because its top priority is to make money.

Professional Curiosity Doesn’t ‘Kill Cats’

Waxing UnLyrical

The old adage “Curiosity killed the cat” came to mind the other day during a conversation (aka: a “rant”) in one of my classes at Curry College , where I head the undergrad Public Relations Concentration and teach most of the PR courses.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Three Tips For Branding on Pinterest


Visual content is with out a doubt the catalyst of audience engagement on social media today. Similar to a gourmet meal your content must allow your audience to eat with their eyes first, which is probably why photos tend to receive twice as many likes as text updates.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] How To Measure Your Content Marketing


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Monday Roundup: All You Need Is Love

Waxing UnLyrical

Happy Monday! If you’re in Cleveland, I hope I’ll see you tomorrow (I’m speaking to the PRSA chapter). If not, then you’ll just have to imagine what fun we’re having. Let’s kick off the week with your weekly roundup.

How Much Search and Social Media Traffic Do Publishers Get?

Adam Sherk

On average, what percentage of referral traffic to publishers comes from search, social media, links and direct navigation? That’s a question I’m commonly asked by organizations that are attempting to establish benchmarks and assess their current performance.

Announcing Firebelly Labs: Optimization, Research & Digital PR


Digital PR, Optimization, Mobile Research, Digital Futurism, and more Over the last few years, Firebelly has focused on social media marketing. We have developed a bit of a reputation: some national clients, spoken all over the place, and are in the process of writing a book (Social According To Us). We’ve found that bringing outside.

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.

If Net Neutrality is dead, what does it mean for associations?


The internet took a beating a few weeks ago… Just in case you’ve been offline and missed the news, a federal appeals court struck down struck down the concept of net neutrality , basically that internet service providers (ISPs) can’t block or restrict content.

Friday Funny: Things of the Internet

Waxing UnLyrical

Anyone else hit by Winter Storm Pax ? I spent yesterday morning shoveling. There’s more ahead today. I’m not happy about it. Oh well … Oh! Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you ever wondered exactly what makes up the “Internet of Things”?

Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014


Social media networks were a novelty 5 years ago, but today their importance is no longer debated. Yes, businesses have definitely realized the power of social media and accepted that social media marketing has to be part of their marketing and PR mix.

Digital PR: Preliminary Case-Study for Firebelly Labs


About a week ago Firebelly Labs launched its first “smart” infographic over at Verge: the results we’ve seen so far have exceeded our expectations.

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.

Three awesome social media campaigns by CVBs and hotels


Guest post for the SocialFish by Hannah Connor.

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Social Networking Stats: The Skinny on Whisper, Secret & Snapchat, plus #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

4 Lessons from Responsive Design for CMOs

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Content Marketing Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Design Innovation Interactive Marketing Internet Optimization Web Design. Responsive design brings a variety of benefits – both for brand marketers and the consumers interacting with content across multiple devices.

Do You Vine And Drive?


When I was learning to drive, the very first thing my parents told me was no texting and driving! However, no one ever said anything about vining and driving. Vine is a mobile app that allows users to view, share, and produce up to 6 second videos.

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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.

All You Need To Know About User Experience


Hahaha! Thanks, Dave Gray. UX Framework from Dave Gray.

Virgin America Launches First In-Flight Social Network With #PlanePitch Twitter Contest

The Realtime Report

The ability to access your social networks while in the air is nothing new; many airlines offer in-flight WiFi (for a price) within the US.

Your Headlines Suck. Here’s What You Can Do About It

Convince & Convert

Your headlines suck. They’re boring, they’re formulaic, and they’re so jammed with exact match keywords that even black hat SEOs are rolling their eyes and mumbling, “Seriously?”

Send Virtual or Printed Cards With the App of the Week

The Social Media Incubator

This week’s SMI App of the Week isn’t your typical app that is featured, but with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it could come in handy.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

BYOA for Newbies


Guest post for the SocialFish by Dean Cope. ——– Now that BYOD or ‘Bring Your Own Device’ policies are becoming more mainstream in the modern business world, the BYOA or ‘Bring Your Own App’ trend is the next big thing.

KLM Lets You Book Flights Via Facebook and Twitter

The Realtime Report

Here’s another first for airlines: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is now allowing customers to book flights and pay via social media. A customer on Facebook or Twitter can now book or rebook a flight, reserve a seat, arrange extra baggage, and pay through the social networking platform.

Why the Key to Content Marketing is Becoming a Digital Dandelion

Convince & Convert

If you’ve read this blog much, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of the Lowe’s #FixInSix content program , whereby the company publishes 6-second household tips on Vine.

02/14/2014: Social Media Snapshot | Facebook Trending Hashtags, Twitter Redesign & More.

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Facebook , Firefox , Google , page layout algorithm , social media , Social Media Marketing , Top heavy filter , Trending , Twitter Facebook Trending Hashtags, New Twitter Layout, Google Page Layout Algorithm Updates and more! Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place.

Social Media is Not a Direct Sales Channel

Janet Fouts

Let’s think for a moment about how great– really great –sales people deal with initiating a sale. Do they just walk up to someone at random on the street and say “Hi, my name is Jill and you’ve GOT to buy this product!”

How HTC One’s Smartphone Campaign Earned 54,000 Photos Worldwide

The Realtime Report

Brands using billboards in Times Square to encourage social media engagement is nothing new, but HTC One took things a step further with the brand’s “ The Most Beautiful Smartphone ” campaign over the holiday season.

Why the Best Social Media Education Might Be Right Under Your Nose

Convince & Convert

With conference season in full swing and so many places to turn for insights and education, I thought it was important to highlight what might be your biggest opportunity for education. I’ve been a social strategist for several years now.

Facebook Recognizes New gTLDs in Facebook Posts

Bill Hartzer

After seeing that Twitter doesn’t actually recognize the new gTLDs as real links in Tweets, I was curious to see whether or not Facebook recognizes the new gTLDs as links in posts.