Sat.Sep 29, 2012 - Fri.Oct 05, 2012

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks. Blogger’s block sucks more. And believe me…there is a difference.

How Social Media and Smart Devices Impact Consumers’ Buying Decisions [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

This brilliant infographic by Symphony Teleca entitled “The Meaning of Like”, illustrates how mobile devices and real-time access to review sites and social networks impact consumers’ buying decisions and overall retail experience. Social networks influence buying behavior.

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Startup Weekend (India): Social Entrepreneurship in Action

Waxing UnLyrical

So what did you do last weekend? Partied? Slept all day? Relaxed? Took the kids & wife to the Mall? I’m sure whatever you did was interesting but I… … I attended Startup Weekend in New Delhi.

Your Brand Screwed-Up On Social Media, Now What?

Almost Savvy

Headline from CNN. Bad things can happen to any business or brand. You do our best to avoid it; you hire the right people, make the right products, make the right decisions. Sometimes, though, things don’t go as planned and something, someone screws-up.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

67% of Consumers Are More Likely To Purchase From Mobile-Friendly Sites

The Realtime Report

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of consumers think it’s important for brands to have a mobile-friendly site, according to a recent study by Google. Despite this clear expectation by consumers, nearly all of those surveyed (96%) have come across a site that wasn’t mobile-friendly, AdWeek reports.

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Are you strangling your community?

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Sarah Robinson, who wrote this fantastic post for us a while back. Her new book is out and I asked her to share some thoughts about community building, a topic dear to our hearts. BUY THE BOOK – FIERCE LOYALTY: UNLOCKING THE DNA OF WILDLY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITIES.

Your Brand Screwed-Up On Social Media, Now What?

Almost Savvy

Headline from CNN. Bad things can happen to any business or brand. You do your best to avoid it; you hire the right people, make the right products, make the right decisions. Sometimes, though, things still don’t go as planned and something, someone screws-up.

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89% of CMOs Say Social Data Has Influenced Their Decisions

The Realtime Report

A recent study of 100 CMOs by Bazaarvoice reveals that nearly half of CMOs have used social data to make predictions or forecasts. The survey asked members of the CMO Club (a forum for top marketing executives) how they value social data, as reported by MIT Sloan Management Review.

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Important Findings about Social Media around the World in 2012

Mindjumpers

InSitesConsulting recently released a report of the status of social media in 2012 with more than 2.000 facts & figures about social media in 19 countries.

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.

Virtual Conferences: Advantages That You Should Know

SocialFish

Would you plan your 5 year olds birthday party at a night club? Of course not. Planning is crucial for any event. If you are thinking about going virtual with your next conference, take the time to understand the advantages, and how it can empower your membership engagement strategy.

Your Brand Screwed-Up On Social Media, Now What?

Almost Savvy

Headline from CNN. Bad things can happen to any business or brand. You do your best to avoid it; you hire the right people, make the right products, make the right decisions. Sometimes, though, things still don’t go as planned and something, someone screws-up.

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Social Media Contest: Send Your Facebook Profile On A Cape Town Holiday

The Realtime Report

Cape Town Tourism launched a new Facebook travel app this week, designed to allow “virtual visits” to the city through a user’s Facebook profile.

Looking Back at 300: Top 10 Posts on the Webbiquity Blog So Far

Webbiquity SMM

After 32 months (time flies when you’re having fun!) and 300 posts, here is a quick look back at the 10 most-read posts on the Webbiquity blog to date. This is an update of the looking back at 100 post in July 2010.

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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.

Clay Shirky Video!

SocialFish

As per usual, if I see a Clay Shirky video, I just post it. This one is awesome as usual – on the potential of the Internet to transform government.

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Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: Why UDRP Reform is Needed

Bill Hartzer

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking is “a disgusting practice…”, according to Rick Schwartz (aka the Domain King), and co-founder of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. “I always think about the mom and pop with one domain and their entire lives wrapped up in it.

Lexus Uses Mobile Game ‘Draw Something’ To Target Younger Audience

The Realtime Report

Last week Lexus added to the brand’s ongoing campaign for the 2013 Lexus ES by integrating ads into popular mobile game Draw Something.

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Why You Need to Market Your Marketing

Convince & Convert

Location3.com made this after my Content Marketing World presentation. You know what happens when the vast majority of mobile applications or any sort of useful content gets launched by a company? Nothing happens. Nothing.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

[Exclusive] 5 factors driving the launch strategy of associationsnow.com

SocialFish

This post was written for SocialFish by Julie Shoop, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Associations Now and Andrew Hanelly, VP of Digital Experience at TMG Custom Media on the thinking behind the newly launched associationsnow.com.

Facebook Celebrates 1 Billion Users With Ad About Chairs

Firebelly

Facebook celebrated hitting the one billion user milestone by releasing a some-have-called-odd ad comparing itself to chairs. The video has already been spoofed on YouTube. You can watch it below: [Video URL: [link] ]. What do you think? Are chairs like Facebook? Blog Facebook Social Media

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Social Networking Stats: Facebook Reaches 1 Billion Users, Foursquare Tops 25 Million, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 368 million users. via China Daily. Renren: over 170 million users. via iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 175 million members. via LinkedIn. Google Plus: 100 million monthly active users. via Google. Tumblr: 76 million blogs. via Tumblr.

Is Your Social Media Policy Against the Law?

Convince & Convert

Social Media Policy photo from Flickr user: cambodia4kidsorg. Social media policies can be unlawful. In 1935, Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act to protect the rights of employees, encourage collective bargaining and curtail dangerous workplace policies.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Life Lessons Applied to Website Redesigns

SocialFish

Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column, where we bring you the inside scoop from several awesome association technology vendors and consultants who will share the insights they have gleaned from years of working in our association industry. ————-. “If

50 Great Tools for Bloggers and Freelance Writers

Kikolani

As a professional blogger and freelance writer, it is essential to have a reliable arsenal of tools that allow you to promote your blog and manage your business. You need tools for branding and marketing your business, promoting your content, managing your finances, and keeping your tasks organized.

At Kellogg’s #tweetshop, Customers Pay For Crisps With Tweets

The Realtime Report

An innovative new campaign by Kellogg’s uses tweets as social media currency. Based in a temporary pop-up store in London’s Soho neighborhood, customers were able to “purchase” Special K Cracker Crisps with a tweet. The concept, according to AdAge , is “a concrete illustration of the value that Twitter holds in the real world.” ” Consumers purchased a bag of crisps simply by sending a tweet in-store that includes #tweetshop.

Content Marketing is All About Education, NOT Marketing

Firebelly

One of the biggest sales lessons I learned a long time ago, back when I was selling wagon wheel straighteners, was that you’ll be a great salesperson if you help people solve problems they have. I had figured this out as a marketer, but I refused to do sales at all.

How to Humanize Your Nonprofit in the Social Media Age

SocialFish

Next Tuesday 10/9 Jamie and I will be doing a FREE one-hour webinar in partnership with NTEN , the Nonprofit Technology Network. In fact, one of NTEN’s staff members–Amy Sample Ward, Membership Director– will be delivering the webinar with us.

How to Improve Google Adwords Quality Scores [Infographic]

Cody Ward

I recently stumbled upon an useful infographic created by Digital Net Agency , a performance-based search agency with a concentration on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM).

A New Twist on Content

Social Media Marketing

Your marketing team and agency has just been put on notice. Over the last 100 days, Kraft Food's Oreo brand has been sharing a steady stream of some of the most creative and engaging content I've ever seen.

Facebook’s New Gifts Service: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Facebook recently launched Facebook Gifts – a way to give real gifts to your virtual friends. Learn all about it in today’s 5 must-reads. Facebook unwraps new Gifts service. By Jon Swartz Facebook is hoping social-gift giving will be a revenue gift that keeps on giving.