Sat.Feb 15, 2014 - Fri.Feb 21, 2014

Getting everyone social media trained

Sherrilynne Starkie

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn,” said Ben Franklin about social media never. But his message holds true anyway. Social Media Week 2012 SP (Photo credit: Fora do Eixo). Most organizations use social media channels in some way as part of their daily business.

How to Promote Blog Posts: 200+ Ideas from Eight Experts

Webbiquity SMM

Company blogs have become virtually essential, and very powerful, component of digital marketing. In addition to their SEO benefits and role in maximizing web presence for brands , blogs produce sales and leads.

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3 Things You Don’t Know About Social Media Monitoring

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Eric Schwartzman . Advanced social media monitoring skills are a critical component of effective social media communications. This is why social media monitoring training is so important.

How to: Develop an Advanced Understanding of Social Media

SocialFish

Social media, as a professional endeavor, is still in its youth; has just started to think about the opposite sex, get hair in weird places, and catch wind of the Hunnic acne horde.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Failing Up

Jason Yormark

I can’t imagine there has ever been a human being on this planet that has ever lived a life without failure in some form, certainly some more than others. I’ve certainly had my fair share.

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6 Savvy Ways Pros Use Social Media Monitoring (and you can too)!

Harp Interactive

Social Media Optimization 2014: Twitter or Facebook?

SocialFish

Guest post for SocialFish by Sarah Brooks.

Monday Roundup: Making Connections

Waxing UnLyrical

Good morning! Today’s President’s Day here in the U.S. Anyone lucky enough to have a day off from work? Connections are an essential part of the human condition. Making the right connections can lead to big things… perhaps even the presidency!

Rick Pitino & The Cauldron of Social Media Poison

Jason Yormark

Sounds like a Harry Potter movie doesn’t it? Today an article was posted that quoted Rick Pitino, the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals Basketball Team, as saying that social media poisons the minds of his student athletes, and most people in general.

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.

YouTube: Visual Proof For Static Content

Firebelly

“YouTube videos provide visual proof for static content” – Cameron Hail, Optimization @ Firebelly Everybody is in a mad rush to make content. But I’m amazed at how little thought is paid to quality, distribution, engagement and conversion.

Digital disruptor: How Bitcoin is driving innovation in entertainment, media and communications

SocialFish

My friend David Neff has written an excellent white paper about Bitcoin for PwC. If you are at all interested in the applications and future impact of this digital currency, I highly recommend you read this. Bitcoin is a digital peer-to-peer currency which has been gaining momentum globally.

Friday Funny: Social Media Complexity

Waxing UnLyrical

This week I’ve been in Atlanta speaking at the Solo PR Summit (which was great , btw!). I know I haven’t been writing much lately, and I promise I will start to do that soon. But in the meantime, here’s a super cartoon from Sean Nicholson to kick off your weekend.

Six Stellar Twitter Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Thanks to its brevity and informality, Twitter has become a phenomenally successful social network, particularly for sharing news and updates, with more than 560 million active users collectively posting 5,700 tweets every second.

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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.

Flying Viral: What Businesses Can Learn from the Flappy Bird Saga

The Realtime Report

This is a guest post by Megan Totka, Chief Editor for ChamberofCommerce.com. Image via Flickr. We know that viral sensations come and go. We understand how fickle the modern user can be when it comes to what’s hot and what’s not.

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6 Gorgeous Apps With GPS Integration

SocialFish

Guest post for SocialFish by Sam Peters. ————-. Last year, it was social; this year, GPS integration is the new must-have for app design.

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How Improvisation Can Make Us Better Marketers

Convince & Convert

Improvisation has changed my world. It’s not just about honing in on your funny bone; the true lessons of improvisation are about so much more than being funny. In fact, improv can actually make us better marketers. tweet this ).

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How to Create a Latest Posts Portfolio Page with WP RSS Aggregator

Kikolani

If you write for a lot of different websites like I do, whether it is as a guest blogger or freelance writer , then you have probably struggled with finding a way to share your latest posts from all of those sites with your audience.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Egypt, Russia Top U.S. For Social Networking Among Internet Users

The Realtime Report

What percent of internet users engage in social networking in the U.S. — and how does that compare to other countries? Numbers released today from the Pew Research Center show that, out of a select group of countries, the U.S. ranks below Egypt, Russia and Turkey. While 73% of U.S.

I signed a contract with an AMS. I wasn’t prepared for what happened next.

SocialFish

I am starting a new category of posts for Cool Social Tools. Of course, we’ve written a ton about tools in the past here on SocialFish, but this time they will have a category all for their own!

9 New Examples of Youtility and Incredibly Useful Marketing

Convince & Convert

image from BigStock.com. Today’s smart marketers are all about helping their audience — not hyping their products. That’s what I mean when I use the term “Youtility” — marketing so useful, people would pay for it.

Linkedin Launches Blogs for Members

Janet Fouts

In 2012 Linkedin launched the beginning of what has become a powerful stream of thought leadership blogs through their “ LinkedIn Influencer ” program.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Social Media Loves Valentine’s Day: 2014 Campaigns

The Realtime Report

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for social marketers to create a holiday-themed campaign.

9 Steps to Digital Marketing Greatness [Infographic]

Cody Ward

This guide exists to help you understand, build, and eventually maintain a powerful, integrated online presence. It won’t happen overnight, but with a little bit of dedication and the right resources to back you, you can accelerate your small business’s online presence to a formidable level.

Blog Rescue: 7 Common Problems with Corporate Blogs

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. If you’re reading this blog, it means that you’re doing a lot right. Your company, brand or client is already on all relevant social media platforms. You’re thinking in terms of editorial calendars and themes. You develop contests and offer your audience Youtility.

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02/21/2014: Social Media Snapshot | Power Editor Redesigns, Twitter ‘Stripes’ a Deal and more.

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , LinkedIn , Pinterest , Social Media Marketing Tags: amazon , amazon advertisements , Chrome , Facebook , linkedin , pin it button , Pinterest , power editor updates , social media , Social Media Snapshot Facebook Reveals Power Editor Makeover, Twitter Partners with Stripe, Pinterest Updates ‘Pin It’ Button 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.

¿Yo Quiero Taco Bell? Soon You Can Order From Your Mobile Phone

The Realtime Report

Craving some Doritos Locos Tacos? Taco Bell is about to make ordering even easier, with the introduction of mobile ordering. The fast food chain’s consumers will soon be able to use a mobile app for easy, efficient ordering — without ever having to place a call.

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Rick Pitino & The Cauldron of Social Media Poison

Jason Yormark

Sounds like a Harry Potter movie doesn’t it? Today an article was posted that quoted Rick Pitino, the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals Basketball Team, as saying that social media poisons the minds of his student athletes, and most people in general.

How A Simple Ask Garnered a 50% Increase in Facebook Page Likes in 48 Hours

Convince & Convert

When it comes to expanding your the reach of your Facebook page sometimes all you have to do is ask. How did the Czech Olympic Team increase their Facebook following (page likes) by more than 50% (47,000+ Page Likes) in 48 hours? By asking for a like along with a great team photo.

9 Steps to Digital Marketing Greatness [Whitepaper]

Cody Ward

Download Whitepaper Now. There are more than 23 million small businesses currently operating in the United States, and all of them are trying to reach through the clutter with a strong brand presence and a compelling marketing strategy.