Sat.Mar 01, 2014 - Fri.Mar 07, 2014

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Tweet. Something has been gnawing at me for a while, and after a great conversation over brunch with Ferg Devins today I’m feeling inspired to throw this out there. “When I was your age…” Source: halfpastawesome.com.

Four Ways Content Writers Can Change the World

Waxing UnLyrical

I have long been a proponent of the power of language.

Book Review: The Social Employee

Webbiquity SMM

One of the most powerful impacts of social media is the way has democratized brands. No longer is the brand, or corporate image, tightly controlled by a few senior executives, marketing communications specialists, and PR spokespersons.

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Cool Social Tools: Ravetree

SocialFish

This is the second in my new series of posts from software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. Vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their products for us to review.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

What Is A Social Intranet And Is It Right For My Company?

SocMed Sean

Today’s article is a guest post from Karleen Murphy, A Marketing Assistant with Intranet Connections , a Business Intranet Software provider in Vancouver, British Columbia.

More Trending

Tumblr – Why, How & Who?

Mindjumpers

Most brands today are active on Facebook, Twitter and maybe Instagram. But if you’re one of the cool kids now, you rule Tumblr! Because Tumblr has potential. Today there are more than 170,000 million Tumblr blogs with 200,000 visits each month. Why are they so popular?

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[Case Study] Why Nonprofits Should Save Some Marketing Budget for Facebook Advertising

SocialFish

Guest post by Amanda Sides. —————– In its simplest description, Facebook advertising is essentially placing ads within the Facebook interface with a goal of increasing visibility for your target audience.

Getty Images Makes Photos Free to Use

The Social Media Incubator

The largest provider of professional quality photos on the web will now offer its photos for free. If you have visited the Getty Images website before, you have noticed a watermark and prices that go along with any photo.

Monday Roundup: Being Personable

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite coming close to breaking my arm last week, I had an amazing time at xPotomac on Friday. If you haven’t been able to make it these last couple of years, you must put it on your calendar for 2015. Please? Image: Aidan Jones via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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 Social Media Status Quo Pt.1-Japan

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series t hat examines the state of social media around the globe. Mindjumpers’ global network consists of local country community managers, creating a platform of multinational professionals.

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Ultimate Guide to Creative Commons

SocialFish

Tip o’ the hat to Jeff Hurt for this one. How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos by Foter. Related Posts [Cool Infographic Friday] Big Data Big Profits [Cool Infographic Friday] Periodic Table of Google Analytics [Cool Infographic Friday] – What can you outsource?

The Big Events Law of Social Media: The More People Post, The Shorter The Message

The Realtime Report

We’re now in an age where large public events lead to a huge increase in social media activity; Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie that ‘broke’ Twitter with the most retweets ever is just the latest example.

Essential Twitter Cheat Sheet for 2014

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , How To , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: social media , Twitter , twitter cheat sheet , twitter essentials , twitter lingo Finally! All the Twitter tips, tricks and resources to support your business or brand…all in one place. Check out our essential list of all the Twitter commands, lingo and resources you need to know to make the most of Twitter in 2014. Feel free to download and share this document. If your Web browser is [.] ( Read more. ).

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.

Flipboard Acquires News App Zite

The Social Media Incubator

Flipboard has announced they have acquired Zite and will be working with their team, as well as CNN, to create an “unparalleled personal magazine” for all readers. Flipboard acquires @Zite & partners with @CNN. Read CEO @mmccue 's letter on what lies ahead [link].

Improve Your Tradeshow Performance With The Right Apps

SocialFish

Heading out to a big tradeshow soon? Better have a few apps at the ready. Tradeshows are known for being great places to network and build new client relationships in person , so many people head out to the big shows without thinking about the apps that are on their mobile phones.

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Social Networking Stats: Foursquare Sees Major Revenue Growth, #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: 241 million monthly active users. via re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Something has been gnawing at me for a while, and after a great conversation over brunch with Ferg Devins today I’m feeling inspired to throw this out there. “When I was your age…” Source: halfpastawesome.com.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

The Five Promises Every Corporate Social Media Account Should Make

Convince & Convert

There’s no doubt that a clever social media presence can be a company’s most illustrious marketing asset.

Vote now for the DoGooder Video Awards!

SocialFish

Why yes, it is that time again! See3, along with YouTube, NTEN, Cisco, The National Alliance for Media and Culture and the National Youth Media Network launched the 2014 DoGooder Video Awards , celebrating video creators in the nonprofit and cause space on February 1st.

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1/3 of Moviegoers Purchase Tickets Via Mobile Phone

The Realtime Report

Long gone are the days of checking the newspaper for local movie times, or dialing Moviefone for listings. Today, mobile plays a huge part in our search to find the right movie and time.

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Essential Twitter Cheat Sheet for 2014

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , How To , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: social media , Twitter , twitter cheat sheet , twitter essentials , twitter lingo Finally! All the Twitter tips, tricks and resources to support your business or brand…all in one place. Check out our essential list of all the Twitter commands, lingo and resources you need to know to make the most of Twitter in 2014. Feel free to download and share this document. If your Web browser is [.] ( Read more. ).

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

15 Reasons Why Analytics Prediction Will Make You a Better Marketer

Convince & Convert

Thanks to the success of Google Analytics, there are dozens of ways to collect historical data from your website and connecting social networks. And yet, your optimization strategy is probably missing one very important step: predictive analytics.

Cool Social Tools: Ravetree

SocialFish

This is the second in my new series of posts from software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. Vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their products for us to review.

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#ActionTags Let Consumers Buy Products Directly From TV Ads Using Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

The Realtime Report

Starting March 4th, consumers can instantly purchase products that they see on TV through Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Chirpify’s new #actiontags for TV could be a game-changer for brands, making it possible to create conversions and purchase opportunities directly from TV ads.

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03/07/2014: Social Media Snapshot | Pinterest Secrets, Facebook News Feed Makeover & More

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Pinterest , Social Media Marketing Tags: Facebook , Facebook Ad Manager , Facebook ad sets , facebook ads , free image , getty images , news feed , social media , Social Media Snapshot Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place. Below are highlights of changes on top social media platforms for the week ending March 7, 2014: New on Pinterest Psst!

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Why YouTube Pre-Roll Ads Rock & How To Take Advantage of Them

Convince & Convert

How powerful is video marketing? Consider these five statistics: Video Advertising Trends : Video was the fastest growing form of ad format in 2012. source: Insivia ). Communication Effectiveness : Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video compared to 10% when reading it in text.

Meet Social Restaurant Co Co. Sala

Ari Herzog

Whenever I am asked to speak about digital marketing, I mention a chocolate lounge in Washington, D.C. called Co Co. Sala. I talk about how I visited the lounge five years ago to celebrate someone’s birthday, yelped about my experience, and received a private message from the co-owner. Co Co.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Email is Dead, Twitter’s Amplify Now on Movie Screens

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn: Facebook’s new ad campaign structure. Facebook.

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15 Storytelling Techniques for Writing a Better Brand Story

Writtent Blog

The About Us page is one of the most visited pages of your website. But what happens after visitors land on it–do they stay on your site, look at your offerings, contact you for more information? Or do they disappear?

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