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3 Super Quick Facebook Tips to Increase Fans


Here are three easy tips to organically increase your Facebook Fan base and engagement: 1. Link Your Facebook Business Page from Your Personal Facebook Profile .

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Success: It All Starts with “PR”

Waxing UnLyrical

Occasionally I have bursts of “Wow, that’s interesting!” thinking that surprise even me. A recent episode was triggered by a realization that many of the important words that we bandy about in the business world start with the letters “PR.”.

#HashAtIt: Now You Can Search Hashtags Over Multiple Social Platforms

The Realtime Report

Are hashtags part of your brand’s marketing plan? Hashtags work on multiple social networks – but until recently there was no easy way to search them on all of these platforms.

Marketing Fit Interview: Mike Vardy of Productivityist

Justin Levy

While I don’t consume every post from the majority of the blogs or podcasts that I subscribe to, there are a handful that I never miss an article or episode from. Mike Vardy’s website, , and his podcast, Mikes on Mics , with Michael Schechter are two of those.

Social Media Automation 101

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

5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail


Guest post by Vipin Shri, Marketing Manager at CauseVox. ——— The majority of all crowdfunding campaigns fail to reach their monetary goals. Crowdfunding campaigns that hit their goals start with a comprehensive plan.

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Snapchat Now Biggest U.S. Messaging App By Volume, Beats WhatsApp

The Realtime Report

There are many different ways to measure the success of social networks; while we most often focus on user numbers and growth, there’s also value in determining the pure amount of messages or data being sent through a particular platform.

How to Speak Like a Human (and Why It Matters)

Convince & Convert

We’re living in the middle of an information explosion, which is preferable to a literal explosion, but still pretty bad if you’re a marketer. The sheer amount of information out there—online, in stores, in our inboxes—makes it extremely challenging to engage with customers and prospects.

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Three Ways to Get the Most From Your Brand’s Blog


Whether you’re new to the blogging game or you’re simply wondering how to squeeze your blog for whatever value it can bring your organization, it’s no secret that there are about a million dos and don’ts when it comes to effectively harnessing your own little patch of online real estate.

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Why I Dance

Waxing UnLyrical

Yesterday I was scrolling through my Feedly to see if something caught my eye enough to riff off of for today’s post. There’s plenty in there for me to read; I’m woefully behind on my blog reading (and commenting, and sharing… sigh…).

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.

Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

Lesson Learned in Shutterfly Email Slip Up

The Social Media Incubator

On May 14, many Shutterfly customers received a surprising email. The email contained a message that congratulated the customers on their “new arrivals.” ” The message took many by surprise as they have not had a new addition to their families.

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Hahahahahaha… Truth!


In the spirit of Cool Infographic Friday – do not do anything else until you look at these 33 Graphs That Reveal Painfully True Facts About Everyday Life. It will make your week. I promise!! Related Posts How big is your storage?

Building Your Content Tool Box

Convince & Convert

The following post is drawn from Duct Tape Selling – Think Like a Marketing, Sell Like a Superstar in stores May 15 th. Content is one of the most important (if not the most important) tools for marketing and sales pros today.

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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.

E!’s Instagram Wall Brings Social TV To A New Level

The Realtime Report

We’ve all seen plenty of news about Twitter and social TV — but what about Instagram? Last week, E! News and E! Online announced a move into uncharted territory: using Instagram for social TV.

Facebook Introduces Audience Insights, Twitter Unveils ‘Mute’, Yahoo Gets Mobile & More | Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , LinkedIn , Pinterest , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: CardMunch , evernote , Facebook , facebook audience insights , language targeting , linkedin , mobile ads , mute button , Pinterest , social media , Social Media Snapshot , Twitter , Yahoo! Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place.

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The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets


Reposted with permission from the Avectra Blog.

Why Canva is Taking Over Visual Social Media

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments It’s important to communicate separately on each platform in a way that works. pegfitzpatrick Tweet This Visual Take-Over Social suits Peg well because it is an all-day writing type of job. “Even if you are not writing a blog post or a book at the moment, you are writing.”

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Social Media News Ticker: Tumblr Users Can Now Customize Blogs Via Mobile

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare and Snapchat: Tumblr’s app update allows users to customize the way their blog looks on mobile. Twitter.

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Converseon Study: Social Interactions More Likely To Be Neutral


Marketers tend to be an optimistic breed. We stay positive most of the time and focus on hitting objectives. Often we’re met with the dissent of “what if” or “are you sure?”

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HR Reinvention: A Strategic + Interactive Conference for HR Leaders


Guess where Jamie Notter and I will be on May 22? In Omaha for HR Reinvention. HR REINVENTION: WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. Human Resources is at a crossroads. HR can no longer sit on the sidelines, watching others play the game. Time for change is upon us.

General Electric Teams Up With Jimmy Fallon To Launch #SomeoneShouldInvent Campaign

Convince & Convert

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish someone would invent _?”

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Social Networking Stats: Moms on Facebook, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

Why I’m glad I upgraded my LinkedIn Profile

Janet Fouts

Faulty Assumptions & Flaky Decisions


We’ve heard it a million times, “Assume = Make an Ass of You & Me”, yet far too often we let faulty assumptions drive our decisions. The result invariably means less-than-optimal resource allocation, lower income, higher costs and dissatisfied members.

How to get approval for marketing strategy shifts

Convince & Convert

Image from Over the past few weeks, I’ve done several keynote presentations about Youtility at small, focused events where nearly all attendees were CMOs or other execs at large companies.

34 People I Want To Meet at ClickZ Live Toronto 2014

Bill Hartzer

This week, I’m doing “double duty” at the ClickZ Live Toronto conference, being held at the Eaton Centre from May 14 to May 16, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. I’m speaking about SEO Audits in the “Assess. Diagnose.

Civic Crowdfunding vs Tax – Collaborative Government #Gov2

Laurel Papworth

Social Media and Government: With the Australian Budget being handed down yesterday, I got to thinking again about civic crowdfunding and how it probably will be the future whether the Government allows it or not. Let’s have a look at. some basic democratic activities and then.

The advancement of mobile augmented reality (& what that means for marketers)


If you’re a gamer, you are all too aware of augmented reality and how awesome (or not) it can be. But now augmented reality is seeping into ecommerce for a more “real life” experience for its users. So, what does this really mean for all involved? Augmented reality is a computer generated visual for its. Blog mobile augmented reality

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Why the best content is about marketing sideways

Convince & Convert

This is the third in a series of videos culled from an interview about content marketing I did with Terry Foster of Cision Canada. Cision (the USA version) is also a sponsor of Convince & Convert and our Social Pros podcast.