Sat.Dec 29, 2012 - Fri.Jan 04, 2013

The Pope tweets and so can your CEO

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Pope has seen the light. Last week he sent his first ever tweet: “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.”.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks.

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Updated Facebook Tip: Organizing, Moving and Editing Your Photos And Albums

SocMed Sean

Uploading photos to Facebook using your phone or tablet is easy. Reorganizing them, however, can be a real pain. Check out my tips for creating Facebook albums and moving photos between albums. Facebook Featured Social Media Tech best practices facebook photos social media social networking tips

Using Social Media to Speak *With* Your Audience.


This is a guest post by Jordan Menzel, COO of CrowdHall. This tool is awesomely cool – check it out. ——————-. When you have some exciting news, you tweet it. When you want to mobilize your base for a specific action, you create a page for it.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012

Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne’s Ottawa Twitter top 20 lists used to feature on this blog monthly. But they were very time consumer to compile and the grading tools used kept changing algorithms and or other aspects of their service making the lists difficult to standardize. This list was compiled using Twitter Grader. All the profiles included are actually real people, not brands or companies. The list is published through Listly which means a significant difference from past lists.

2012 in Recap: The Year of Visual Social Media


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Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies


I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association.

8 Free Smartphone Apps that Earn You Money

Waxing UnLyrical

In less than five years, smartphones have completely changed the way we communicate with each other and access our information.

Top Social Media Case Studies of 2012

The Realtime Report

What were the most popular social media case studies in 2012?

Post-Holiday Fitness Series: Workout Plan

Justin Levy

With another holiday season now over, many of us are getting settled back into our normal routines and looking to develop new routines. For some this will include getting back to the gym and changing their eating habits so that they can lose weight, add muscle and live a healthier lifestyle.

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.

Stereotyping of Online Advertising- From The Eyes of a Print Media Publisher

Atom Thought

Hello Friends, In this edition of the ‘Guest Post’ we have Bhavesh Thakor, Publisher of AutoCar -The cult magazine for car lovers across the world among other titles.

New Year, New Socialnomics Update!


It’s the end of the year? It’s time for a Socialnomics update from Erik Qualman! Here’s the 4th version of his famous social media stats video. And below, it, Google’s 2012 in review video – which always makes me cry my eyes out. :). Happy New Year! Potluck Useful Data

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75% of the World’s Heads of State Are On Twitter

The Realtime Report

Three-quarters of the world’s heads of state have a Twitter presence, according to a new survey from the Digital Policy Council. Out of 164 countries studied, 123 have a head of state on Twitter – some with a personal Twitter handle, others with an official government one.

10 Ways to Hit the Reset Button on Your Productivity

Justin Levy

Now that we’ve wound down the previous year and are getting back up to full speed, this presents the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button on your systems and processes, helping you to increase your productivity.

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.

9 Everyday Tools to Increase Earned Media


This is a guest post by Aaron Lee. There are three types of mainstream media online. Paid media, owned media, and earned media. Owned media are media assets that you or your company owns including websites, blogs, and so on.

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The Most Valuable Lesson a B2B Marketer Will Ever Learn

Convince & Convert

Image via As a journeyman marketing writer, my job is to simplify stuff. It often works like this: I go into a meeting. My client invited a number of others because they really know the product and the market. These are experts.

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Social Networking Stats: Facebook Nears Global Domination, #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.

Three Words for 2013

Justin Levy

Welcome to 2013 and Happy New Year! As the holiday season fades into a memory, we spend time reflecting on the year that has past and on what the next year will bring. The start of a new year represents another opportunity to achieve the goals we have set out for ourselves.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

Janet Fouts

Doing business in 2013 is going to be a whole lot easier if you can take your business with you on the road. I travel with an iPad and an iPhone as my mobile office, and it’s made it a whole lot easier to stay on top of my business, my teram and my clients.

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The Search and Social Weekly (1.1)

Josh S Peters

It’s a new year and a new start for the blog. I’ve been considering a lot of options for the direction of the blog and where I want to take it, do with it, accomplish with it, etc.

Usage of Connected TVs Rose 25% in 2012

The Realtime Report

Connected TVs – defined by eMarketer as any television connected to the internet – saw usage grow 25% in the last year, according to the latest eMarketer estimates.

Three Words for 2013

Justin Levy

Welcome to 2013 and Happy New Year! As the holiday season fades into a memory, we spend time reflecting on the year that has past and on what the next year will bring. The start of a new year represents another opportunity to achieve the goals we have set out for ourselves.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

26 Truths About Me and Convince and Convert

Convince & Convert

For a long time now, I’ve been writing about the power of the “ Social FAQ.” ” It’s a simple premise, really. If you want to garner trust and overcome objections, proactively answer the questions that your customers and potential customers have about you.

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Mobile Technology and Your Small Business

Ari Herzog

This is a guest blog post from Megan Totka, chief editor of Mobile technology is not one thing. It’s not just a type of phone or a data plan. It’s not just an application or a QR code. Mobile technology is all these things and more.

Interactive Social Media: Add Your Favorite Tune of 2012

The Realtime Report

Have you shared your favorite song of 2012?

How To Handle Negative Reviews


SEO content has taken a slant towards opinions and reviews, giving writers a chance to raise their voice for profit. But writing reviews online is a tricky business.

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How We Generated a 1500% ROI on Facebook

Convince & Convert

What do you think of when I say “Facebook marketing”? You are probably thinking “coupons”, “promotions”, “product launch”, or even “contests”. Brands are well aware of the interest of the largest social network and its functions for promoting and creating an enthusiastic following.

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3 Predictions About Social Media

Small Business Mavericks

Constant Contact has made some striking and bold predictions about social media in 2013. I’m going to focus on three of those. Social media will become a business-critical activity. Images will be more important for audience engagement. LinkedIn will become more important. All three of these predictions are bold in their own right. First, on social media becoming more business-critical , it’s almost there now.

Top Social Media Stats of 2012

The Realtime Report

What social media stats got the most attention in the last year? According to our traffic-counting elves, here are the top social media statistics we published in the last year: Twitter Hits 500 Million Registered Users (Feb 24): Approximately 12.3 new accounts are being registered per second, according to Twopcharts. However, that leaves two big questions: how many of these accounts are active, and how many are fake accounts ?

The Worthwhile Law Blog: How To Create Engaging Content For Clients, Not Lawyers


Blogging seems to be an unavoidable phenomenon these days, especially for businesses. Only a few years ago, no business wanted to waste it’s time creating blog posts…and most consumers didn’t want to waste their time reading them. Today, however, things have changed.

The Importance of a Small Town Mentality

Convince & Convert

Chapman, Cleon Foundation @cc_chapman.

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The Best Blogs to Read in 2013

Ari Herzog

During the final days of last year, Danny Brown published his list of 5 bloggers that everyone should follow and read. Three of the five I never heard of before, and therein lies the beauty of Danny’s list. It is his list. Do you have a ‘best of’ list?

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