Sat.Jan 19, 2013 - Fri.Jan 25, 2013

Our Hamilton public engagement campaign turns PR disaster

Sherrilynne Starkie

“We specialize in civic engagement situations of high emotion, conflict or controversy.” This claim made Dialogue Partners website was shown to be 100% true last week.

Three Words That Will Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

SocMed Sean

Images…we all love them. Whether it’s funny #FAIL photos, pictures of our family or maybe photos of our favorite recipe or vacation spot, we love to share them with others.

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Free education tools you have never heard of

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Sandra Miller, a tech writer from Brooklyn. —————— The number of education sites keeps growing at a fast rate. The popular ones are sometimes high budget and in the end, you end up knowing them.

The Best Three Little Words for Branding Your Business

Waxing UnLyrical

“I don’t know.” ” These might be the best three little words you can use as you build your business. And here’s what got me thinking about this: Ken Mueller’s post a couple days ago was terrific.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Announcing The Socialized Business Podcast

Justin Levy

After a few months of brainstorming, planning and prepping, Jason Keath , Michael Brito and I are thrilled to announce the launch of The Socialized Business podcast. The first episode of the show is already live.

Tech Tip: 3 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve The Backend Of Your Site

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest blog post comes from Erik Gaandt, who has written this article for WhoIsHostingThis.com – see here for their iPage review results. Erik is a freelance technology writer and his articles appear on various website marketing blogs.

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Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Jim Delaney. The sheer volume of social intelligence on the Internet is exploding.

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6 Tips to Make Your Email Marketing More Effective

yMarketingMatters

Over the past few years, research has continued to prove the benefits of email marketing for business: Low costs, high conversion rates and detailed tracking are all notable features.

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Use Less Folders to Increase Your Email Productivity

Justin Levy

Over the years I have experimented with a number of different email folder strategies in an effort to increase my email productivity. I have created folder structures by team, project and person. I have created sub-folders that sorted email down to a single email in each folder.

Book Review: iPhone Millionaire

SocialFish

This is a guest post from Michael Rosenblum , author of iPhone Millionaire.

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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.

Count What Counts: #measurePR Words to Live By

Waxing UnLyrical

A couple of weeks ago, we kicked off the first #measurePR chat of 2013.

How Martin Luther King May (Or May Not) Have Used Social Media

Firebelly

In honor of Martin Luther King Day today, here are 3 must-reads on how MLK may (or may not have) used social media – as well as lessons that can be applied to social media usage today. 4 Social Media Strategy Ideas from Martin Luther King Jr.

Optimizing Facebook Pages for Graph Search?

Janet Fouts

It’s all the buzz right now, and Facebook is slowly letting users see what the fuss is all about. Marketers everywhere are frantically trying to figure out how they’re going to use Graph Search as part of their social business strategy or not.

Edelman’s 2013 Trust Barometer is out

SocialFish

You know this by now, but if you want the full scoop, see the slide deck below. ———-. This post contains a video and a slide deck. Click through if you can’t see them. Useful Data

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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.

100% of U.S. Senators, 90% of Reps Are On Twitter

The Realtime Report

On Friday, Twitter announced that 100% of the US Senate and 90% of the House of Representatives are now active on Twitter. When Congress convened back in 2011, only 44% of the Senate and 35% of the House were actively using Twitter.

6 Tips to Make Your E-Mail Marketing More Effective

yMarketingMatters

Over the past few years, research has continued to prove the benefits of e-mail marketing for business: low costs, high conversion rates and detailed tracking are all notable features.

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Don’t Blame Facebook: 10 Reasons Low Conversion Rates Are YOUR Fault

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Applications Branding Content Marketing Customer Experience Facebook Inbound Marketing Listening Personalization Social Media. So, you’re one of the seemingly millions of brands out there using Facebook to lure people over to your website.

StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%

Adam Sherk

The news of layoffs at StumbleUpon reminded me that in compiling some year-end social media referral data I’d noticed that a number of sites had experienced declines in StumbleUpon traffic.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Social Media Fuels Krispy Kreme Launch in India

The Realtime Report

Social media was a driving force behind Krispy Kreme’s launch in India this past Saturday. The doughnut chain worked to drive up likes on Facebook, handing out free boxes of doughnuts at malls and schools and announcing special deals on the social platform.

Why Facebook Is an Advertising Platform, Not A Social Network

Akamai Marketing

Stay Akamai: Dear Facebook: For a very long time I’ve had a love-hate relationship with you. These days, my status with you is “complicated.” ” That’s because I wear two hats, I’m both. Opinion social media

A little help over here?

Janet Fouts

I don’t post here very often on topics not related to social business but hey, it’s my birthday on Saturday and it’s MY blog, and today is #EndHIVThursday , so bear with me for a minute or two OK?

Writing Tips of Famous Authors you can use now for Blogging

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Steve Aedy. These days, it seems all the blogging advice comes from professionals who know everything there is to know about SEO, plugins, themes, and killer content.

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

A New Take on the ‘Registry’ – Crowdfunding Helps Millennials Buy a New Dodge Dart

The Realtime Report

Chrysler’s new campaign for the Dodge Dart is taking the ‘registry’ concept way beyond the wedding.

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The New Skill Every Social Media Marketer Must Possess

Convince & Convert

In The NOW Revolution , Amber Naslund and I predicted that social media would become a skill rather than a job.

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The Thesis Theme is Gone

Ari Herzog

I installed the Thesis theme on November 6, 2008. WordPress was new to me that year, having migrated from Google’s Blogspot system a month earlier; and I wanted to display certain features on my blog.

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5 Blogging Tips to Give Your Readers What They Want

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Matt Powers. A successful blogger not only knows how to draw traffic to their site, they know how to keep their readers coming back time and time again.

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Search and Social Weekly (1.4)

Josh S Peters

This is a short week for links, I just didn’t find that many “must reads” as I was going through my feeds and RSS to include in this roundup. The Difference between Strategy and Tactics. Because sometimes it’s good to get a refresher. How To Cite A Tweet In An Academic Paper.

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Four Metrics for Measuring Social ROI

Mindjumpers

Social media is all about interactions. Those interactions leave traces in the form of consumers’ data, often defined by marketers as “priceless” in terms of value.

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Announcing The Socialized Business Podcast

Justin Levy

After a few months of brainstorming, planning and prepping, Jason Keath , Michael Brito and I are thrilled to announce the launch of The Socialized Business podcast. The first episode of the show is already live.

Why You Shouldn’t Do Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

Image via. I’m guilty. There. An odd way to come out of the 2013 gate, I admit, but the truth will set you free, right? Intent to harm doesn’t factor into this crime. In fact, until now, I wasn’t even aware of my wrongdoing.

The Convergence of Search and Social Part 6 – Content

Josh S Peters

When it comes to the convergence of search and social your content needs to follow 2 basic rules. To be in the right place and makes sense to the user. If you can answer affirmatively to both those you’re already going to be a league or two above most of your competition.

Tablets and Smartphones Account for One-Fourth of All Paid Clicks

Bill Hartzer

The Search Agency has released its quarterly State of Paid Search Report, which, among other findings, reports that smartphones and tablets drove 23 percent of total clicks in the fourth quarter of 2012, an 89 percent increase year over year.

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