Sat.May 09, 2015 - Fri.May 15, 2015

Hey recent PR graduate! Let’s chat

Sherrilynne Starkie

Every year about this time, young graduates email me about PR internships and job opportunities. These messages often come with a request to meet up so they can ask me a few questions about my own career and get some advice. Here’s the questions I usually get: How did you get a start in your career? As a young mother, I was part of a women returners’ group exploring career choices.

Letting Go


When we did nearly 200 interviews of Millennials in the workplace as part of the research for our new book , we noticed an interesting trend. Many of the Millennials were really scratching their heads as they looked at traditional management practices, particularly when it comes to technology.

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Stop Making This Common Social Media Marketing Mistake


I’m surprised at the number of brands who keep making this common social media mistake. Despite years of warnings, and even some embarrassing revelations (think “Great Instagram Purge of 2014″), brands continue to be seduced by a shortcut that gets them nowhere in the long run.

My Oscar Moment: the 2015 Matrix Awards

Waxing UnLyrical

This past Wednesday I received what is possibly the greatest honor of my career to date: the Association of Women in Communication, D.C. Chapter, presented me with the 2015 Matrix Award. I learned of this a few months ago, and I was absolutely blown away. I feel as if I won the Oscar for PR, and here’s why: of all the many awards you can receive, this is one of the few, if not the only one, that you cannot apply for, or be nominated for.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Easy guide to the Periscope video streaming app

Janet Fouts

I did a search today on Google Trends comparing Periscope and Meerkat. For the moment at least, it looks like Periscope is getting more traction. What’s new. A lot has changed with Periscope since my last post on streaming video apps.

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How to Grow Your Base of Support Online


FREE RESOURCE for ya! Read this white paper to discover how to engage nonprofit supporters in a committed, lasting online relationship. The white paper includes a checklist of best practices for developing online supporter relationships.

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Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Hey there, #WUL. Long time no see! I’ve been a bit busy lately, and the reason I have been so busy serves as the inspiration for this post. In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Agree, Disagree, or Qualify ( ADQ ) is a closed group for open minds dedicated to rigorously testing claims in concert with the values of free expression, eager education, and utmost respect.

Microsoft’s Bing Does Not Support HTTPs SNI

Bill Hartzer

In an interesting post on GitHub , the user tkrotoff has apparently contacted Bing Webmaster Support with questions about why Bing Webmaster Tools will not accept his website’s sitemap file.

Why Should the Millennial Mindset Matter?


Hessie Jones of ARCOMPANY writes for Huffington Post Canada and is a regular contributor to SocialFish. . ————-.

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The Power of Facebook Business Manager

Saying It Social

Designed to integrate all Facebook Management efforts into 1 tool, Business manager streamlines Facebook management for all types of advertisers & agencies. Learn more about the benefits of using biz manager! The post The Power of Facebook Business Manager appeared first on.

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.

Health Care Needs Digital Marketing

Small Business Mavericks

“We know that the consumer experience today starts online. Consumers check out symptoms, providers, and treatments, often before even seeing a provider, and in fact, a significant amount of consumers self-diagnose. Digital marketing allows healthcare organizations to meet the consumers where they are, targeting patients at their specific moment of need based upon their specific condition.” ” – John Weston.

Should you Buy Retweets? The Pros and Cons


Every time you have a decision to make about how you’re going to grow your Twitter account, and your overall presence, is important. You can do things with the best of intentions and come out with both negative or positive results.

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How To Build A Successful Business Blog (a Getting Started Guide)

Rebekah Radice

Whether you’re a local business owner, entrepreneur, or brand – finding new ways to generate business can be a challenge. Especially in the highly competitive online world where content is King and differentiation is the fine line between success and failure. That’s where blogging comes in.

Social Media - 10 Tips To Gain More FriendsFansFollowers On Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Social Media - 10 Tips To Gain More FriendsFansFollowers On Social Media ​ I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional, Blog ​ Article Writing, OnLine Research And Also Help People With The Knowledge Of Internet To Earn Money Via The Online World HERE ARE COUPLE OF LINKS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND ONLINE EARNING QUICK REFERENCE: 1.

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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.

The Question That Kills Hype

Small Business Mavericks

Hype can be defined as an intensive promotional campaign that rouses emotions and exaggerates the benefits of a product or service. . You’d think that the exaggeration and noise in a typical infomercial creates sales, but most of us turn the TV off when the shouting starts. Why is that? I think it is because we don’t like feeling manipulated, but we don’t mind being convinced. Convincing Without Manipulation.

Should you Buy Retweets? The Pros and Cons


Every time you have a decision to make about how you’re going to grow your Twitter account, and your overall presence, is important. You can do things with the best of intentions and come out with both negative or positive results. Carefully weighing your options before you buy retweets is one consideration to put some […]. The post Should you Buy Retweets? The Pros and Cons appeared first on Devumi.

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How to Create the Perfect Social Media Marketing Mix

Rebekah Radice

Did you know: by the year 2020, more than 85 percent of all buyer-seller interaction will occur online? And not just online, but through video and social media ? That means social media – and online interaction – isn’t going away anytime soon.

Social Media - A Site That Tells Your Age In Your Photo!

Social Media Network Marketing

Here is a website that tells you your age. Or let me put it as, it has algorithms that sense your photo and the tell your Age that you look in the photo. Microsoft engineers Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian developed the site to test out the company's new face-detection API.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Nail this to get more readers for your blog

Absolute PA

There are some people’s blog you’ll read no matter what (like mine, right?!). You know that you’ll either A) enjoy or B) get value from what they write. Ideally, you’ll get both. How did I get here?! But what about those other articles you read online?

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#LetsAskNancy: Lawyers, Why Should You Publish Your Content On Other Sites?

Myrland Marketing

#LetsAskNancy is where I answer questions others have about legal and lawyer marketing and business development, including content, social and digital marketing. . You have a choice…either listen to this post in the podcast player below, read it below that, or both! My short answer?

You Have To Commit To Marketing

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It's easy to say that something isn't working. We hear it all of the time (or, at least I do). I can be in a boardroom or just off to the side of the stage at an event, and someone will challenge something I said by implying that they tried it, and it didn't work. Trying it" and "trying to make something work," are two very different actions. Especially when it comes to marketing. I saw one sponsorship marketing program this morning that's not going to be renewed.

#AFFILIATEFORBUSINESS 6 IDEAS Excellent Marketing Resources For Start - Ups, Freelancers, Self - Employed, Small Businesses, Writers, Creative People, SEOs, Technical People, Professionals, NGOs, And Many More

Social Media Network Marketing

#AFFILIATEFORBUSINESS 6 IDEAS Excellent Marketing Resources For Start - Ups, Freelancers, Self - Employed, Small Businesses, Writers, Creative People, SEOs, Technical People, Professionals, NGOs, And Many More Marketing your Business and Brand is very important. It does not matter who and what you do. You can be a multinational giant, a small business, a self owned shop or freelancer. Here are the important places that you should definitely look at. BookMark these.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

How Design Impacts Blog Readership


This is a guest contribution from Damion Wasylow. You have things to say, ideas to spread and concepts to share. That’s why you’re a blogger. But, if you’re like most bloggers, you’re much better with words than visuals.

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Battlespace of Online Piracy


Spent a while staring at this one. And, associations! One caveat, I think the data is from 2012. But interesting nonetheless. Potluck

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Are You Living In A (Filter) Bubble?

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud , if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away.

Master Guide: All Facebook Image Dimensions and Ad Specs [2015]

Jon Loomer

Success on Facebook has become an increasingly difficult thing — particularly for those not equipped with the proper resources. Bad design — whether of your page, posts or ads — can spell failure before you even hit “publish.”

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name


When there’s more than 284 million registered domain names online, you’re going to want yours to stand out. But you also want to be easily remembered, have a URL that accurately describes your business, and it would help if it ranks well in Google. Right? Right.

SocialFishy Stuff (Infographics Galore!)


You may be wondering what Lindy’s been up to. Well, one thing I can share, she is keeping our SocialFishy Stuff Pinterest Board up to date. Dig into this if you have a minute! Follow Lindy’s board SocialFish-y Stuff on Pinterest. ———– ( photo credit ). Potluck


Jeremy Gutsche Wants You To Be Better And Faster

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Episode #461 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Inspiration is everywhere. And, as they say, the future is here. it's just not evenly distributed. So, where do you go to see the future? There are few that I trust when it comes to individuals who are truly able to point to trends that turn into something meaningful. In fact, there are only two. I do love the work being done at PSFK. I also trust Jeremy Gutsche.

ICYMI – Swarm, @twitterfood, Instant Articles and Net A Porter

Danny WhatMough

Here’s my weekly round-up of things you need to know and might have missed this last week in the world of digital PR and social media. Want this in your inbox each week? Subscribe here. Swarm updates with a new version on the way too. Facebook and Nokia do map deal. Twitter launches @twitterfood. Foursquare targets businesses with location cloud. Snapchat allows you to send Discover clips to friends. IBM announces marketing deal with Facebook. Facebook announces Instant Articles.

3 Content Tweaks to Increase Your Blog Traffic without Spending a Penny


This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. Who doesn’t like more traffic? Not matter how many monthly blog visitors you have, you still want more. Because more traffic means more opportunities to build relationships, generate leads, close deals and make money.

#58: Facebook Q & A with Amy

Amy Porterfield

Last week, I put out an invitation on my Facebook page. I invited you to throw all your questions about online marketing at me! What do you want to know? Where are you stuck? What are you confused about? Well, the overwhelming majority of the questions people posted on my Facebook page were about–surprise!–Facebook. –Facebook. And the questions […]. The post #58: Facebook Q & A with Amy appeared first on Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert.