Sat.Jan 05, 2013 - Fri.Jan 11, 2013

The wine blogger kerfuffle

Sherrilynne Starkie

The issue of blogging ethics came to the fore recently when prominent Canadian wine blogger, Natalie MacLean was accused of copyright infringement by the US wine magazine, Palate Press.

Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

Waxing UnLyrical

Whether you want to go for coffee, meet a friend or keep yourself posted on your friends’ birthdays, Facebook is where today’s generation updates each other by sharing the minutest details of their lives on the platform.

gazeMetrix: Monitor Your Visual Brand Mentions Based on Image Recognition

Mindjumpers

Monitoring brand mentions, share of voice, sentiment etc. are the essentials of analysing what is being said about your brand online. But there is a dark side, which, until now, has been immeasurable, to the great frustration of social media analysts: Visual brand mentions.

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25 Experts Predict the Future of Marketing [Infographic]

SocialFish

You won’t be surprised by mine Thanks so much to Exact Target for inviting me to participate! I’d love to hear your thoughts on these – some are contradictory (since we’re all human!). Is anything missing? What do you think about the future of marketing?

Social Media Automation 101

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

Google+ Engagement for News Sites: Top Performers and One-Year Growth Rates

Adam Sherk

Which news sites get the most engagement on their Google+ pages? It’s been a year since I took an early look at engagement rates for news organizations on Google+ , so I thought I’d revisit the topic and do a fresh comparison.

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How Brands Used Twitter in 2012

Mindjumpers

Twitter is definitely a platform that will survive on the long run, constantly growing in terms of increased user base as well as brands joining in order to engage with their audiences. The latest data points out that the micro blogging service now has 200 million active users.

5 Often Overlooked Tips for Maximizing Online Donations

SocialFish

Guest post by Maureen Gorman, editor for Progressive Business Publications. ———————– Online donations have been the bright spot for nonprofits in the last few years.

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Nine Expert Marketing Strategy Guides

Webbiquity SMM

January is a great time to take a step back from day-to-day tactics and ask the Big Questions; or in cliché form, to look at the forest rather than the trees. Who are (really) your best customers? Why do they (really) buy from you?

[COMIC] Who Is Running Your Social Media Channels? Is It Your Intern?

SocMed Sean

Are you willing to risk your company reputation by putting an intern in charge of your social media channels? Would you be prepared if their activities sparked a social media crisis for your company? Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices cartoon comic facebook humor social media social networking strategy

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.

Facebook Poke vs. Snapchat: New Marketing Channels?

Mindjumpers

First we saw the uprising of Snapchat. Now Facebook introduces Facebook Poke. Two sides of the same coin, really.

New Year, New Trends Roundup For Ya!

SocialFish

It’s that time of year where everyone is talking about trends. Here is a roundup for you of those I consider to be most interesting, most accurate, or most data-driven – and read down to the bottom, where I list my five trends for the association industry.

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The 2012 Social Networking Privacy Policy

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Athena Newton. If you were to do a Google search for some of the top social networking sites , you’ll almost certainly stumble across a news story concerning privacy issues with user data.

Social Media Customer Service: Brands Respond More On Twitter

The Realtime Report

A new report by social customer service software provider Conversocial looks at how social channels are being used to connect with customers, and particularly the rapid growth of customer service on social media.

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.

My Hot Brands & Products of 2012

Jason Yormark

I always feel compelled to share some of my favorite things that I experience or use whether they be everyday occurrences or one time experiences. I thought the best way to do so was to wrap them up into a yearly recap to make it easier to compile all of them. So without further ado, here were my favorite products, experiences and services I used in the past year that you should definitely check out. Spotify – Without a doubt, Spotify was my favorite product in 2012.

66% of next gen employees will ask you about your social business policy

SocialFish

Do you have social business guidelines? That lay out who owns the information shared? How do you share identity and affinity with your company? How do you mention partners or clients? Think about it. Implementation Risk and Social Media

Post-Holiday Fitness Series: Meal Plan

Justin Levy

In the first article of the Post-Holiday Fitness Series I provided you with my current workout plan along with how-to videos. In this next article we’ll discuss structuring a meal plan to achieve the proper amount of protein intake and fuel your body consistently throughout the day.

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Financial Services: How Securian’s Content-Centric Social Media Strategy Paid Off

The Realtime Report

A recent campaign by Securian Financial Group illustrates how social media can be a great tool for the financial services industry.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

10 Steps to Creating Reader-Oriented Blog Content

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Kimberly Nelson. Reader-oriented blog content writing is simple once you are familiar with the basic building blocks required to draw the reader in and keep them reading. Here are 10 basic steps that will lead any blogger down the desired path to creating compelling content.

Private Community Management – #cmgrhangout

SocialFish

I was privileged to be invited to participate in a Community Manager Hangout this past Friday hosted by Tim McDonald, who runs My Community Manager , a great site chock full of resources for community managers for all kinds of companies.

4 Customer Service Lessons from the Biggest Brands on Twitter

Convince & Convert

As we learned a few months ago in a recent release of The Social Habit (a social media research project that Jay is working on with Tom Webster , Mark Schaefer , and Jason Falls ), customers have high expectations of brands using social to address customer service issue.

Turkish Airlines Video Ad Tops 100 Million Views

The Realtime Report

Turkish Airlines’ viral video ad, featuring Kobe Bryant and Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, topped 100 million views on YouTube today.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Stand Out in Social Media Marketing by Being Consistently Remarkable

Akamai Marketing

Stay Akamai: Stand Out in Social Media Marketing? 3 Steps To Take Today. Spend anytime on social media or marketing blogs and you’ll to see advice to make remarkable content. Be remarkable and you will stand out in your social media marketing. Remarkable. Let’s do that.

Social Media Management From the Trenches

SocialFish

Here are three great examples of social media management in the trenches from the last couple of months. Are you doing anything cool you’d like us to write about? Have you seen other good examples? Let us know. Andy’s Answers: How Dow Chemical made storytellers out of scientists (SBOSM).

The 3 Rock Solid Questions To Guide 2013 Social Media Success

Convince & Convert

There is an almost infinite variety of minor circumstances that can occupy your attention and create frustration for social media and content marketing professionals. The pace of change is breathtaking, and the feedback loop is instantaneous.

Mobile Video: 92% of Viewers Share Content

The Realtime Report

Mobile video viewers are highly likely to share mobile video content, according to a new study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Out of the 200 mobile video viewers surveyed, 92% share mobile video content with others.

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Post-Holiday Fitness Series: Supplements & Vitamins

Justin Levy

The final Post-Holiday Fitness Series article deals with supplements and vitamins. While having a sound meal plan and workout routine are most important to achieving your fitness goals, supplements and vitamins can provide additional assistance, depending on what your goals are.

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13 Nonprofit Marketing Changes to Make in 2013 [SLIDES]

SocialFish

A MUST READ slide deck from Kivi Leroux Miller. Enjoy. 13 Nonprofit Marketing Changes to Make in 2013 from Kivi Leroux Miller. Implementation

5 TV Shows Using the Power of the 2nd Screen for Social Engagement

Convince & Convert

Image via Glee. It used to be that the television only sat in your living room. Chances are that it still does. The difference now is that you no longer just have a television because you also probably own a smartphone, laptop, tablet computer, desktop computer, and an MP3 player.

Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Tops 200 Million Users, #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 400 million users. via Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users.