2013

Need Gifts for PR Pros? Here’s 12 of ‘Em

Waxing UnLyrical

Since this season is all about giving (which we really should be doing all year long, but I won’t start preaching to you about that ) I thought today I would give you 12 “gift” ideas, one for each day leading up to Christmas Eve.

Two Professional Association Partners Launch New Sites

Aggregage

The Association of Management Consulting Firms (“AMCF”) and the Association of Information Technology Professionals – Los Angeles (“AITPLA”) have both recently launched sites using the Aggregage technology platform.

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What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content.

Win tickets to NAC Orchestra Casual Fridays!

Sherrilynne Starkie

The folks at the National Arts Centre Orchestra recently invited me to a sneak preview of Casual Fridays. I just popped down the road from my office to the NAC LeCafe right from work, and it turned out to be a really fun time with some cool people, great music and fantastic food.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

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6 Tips for Turning Big Data into Great Customer Experiences

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Business Intelligence Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Enterprise 2.0 Interactive Marketing Online Testing Strategy. The phenomenon of big data certainly comes with big promise.

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Teens Prefer Tumblr Over Facebook

The Realtime Report

Tumblr is more popular than Facebook among young social media users, according to a recent survey by Posterous co-founder Garry Tan.

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The True Story Of The Ugly Christmas Sweater Guy

Jason Yormark

For the past 6 years, every time the holidays rolls around, a new tradition has come upon me; an outpouring of emails and Facebook messages asking me if I know that my picture comes up on Google for ugly Christmas sweater. Or that my picture was used on a flyer for an Ugly Christmas Sweater party.

Interpreting Facebook Page Insights: Reach vs. Engagement

yMarketingMatters

Facebook is one of the most widely used and most popular social platforms (with an estimated 1.15 billion users) providing the opportunity to reach and engage with highly targeted potential customers in an intimate, exceptional one-on-one way.

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.

The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Jenelle Conner. I am a social media advocate. It’s where I work. I love the collaborative energy, thoughts and community. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved.

Tips for Fixing Email Template Code Problems Infographic

Cody Ward

If you’ve ever developed an email before, you know that the coding doesn’t stop when your design looks good in the browser. In fact, it doesn’t stop when it looks good in every browser (FireFox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari).

18 of the Best Content Marketing Strategy Guides of 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing is a hot topic, primarily in the B2B world but increasingly in consumer marketing as well. The number of Google searches for the phrase have increased 400% since January 2011.

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 World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

[Cool Infographic Friday] A Who’s Who of the Minions

SocialFish

My brain is still on vacation and I wish I had some minions to do all my work for me. Sadly, these will have to do. A Who’s Who of the minions infographic. Potluck

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Social Media Crisis Management -Infographic

Janet Fouts

Hopefully you’re reading this before you need it. Life is so much easier when you’re prepared isn’t it? This post is intended to help you see a crisis coming and have the tools in place to assist. Monitor first, last and always.

Has Social Media Made It Impossible To Live In The Moment?

Firebelly

How do we find a balance between the desire to share and the need to unplug? A few weeks ago I found myself among a packed crowed at Yankee Stadium as Justin Timberlake and Jay Z light up the stage performing their hit song “Suite and Tie.”

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.

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.

SEO Guidelines for Sponsored Content and Partner Links

Adam Sherk

Sponsored content in various forms is growing in popularity as publishers seek additional sources of revenue. Done well it can be a good fit for both publishers and advertisers, and dare I say even add value for users.

Top Marketing Trends for 2013

yMarketingMatters

As we reach the half way mark for 2013, I wanted to bring you updates on the top marketing trends this year, and what you should be incorporating into your marketing mix to give your marketing a boost. Here we go: Social Business Has Risen. You cannot afford to ignore social media.

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No More Apologies

Waxing UnLyrical

A story has been making the rounds this week, and which I finally read a couple of days ago.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Choosing the Right Social Media Platform [Infographic]

Cody Ward

There are many factors to consider when you’re choosing the social media platform that is right for your brand or company profile. First off, you have to decide on the resources you’re willing to allocate every day, week, and month to maintaining the account.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic.

Diversify Your Blog with Video Blogging

Idaconcpts

There are many reasons why bloggers may decide to incorporate video blogging onto their site. Sometimes it is out of a desire for diversity, since both the reader and the writer may get bored of large amounts of text.

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How to Improve Your Facebook Page SEO

SocialFish

Facebook’s new Graph Search is very different from Google search. With Graph Search, you can combine keyword searches with friends who’ve shared content on Facebook related to that search.

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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.

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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Google Plus versus Facebook? Really…

Direct Marketing Observations

It’s hard to actually write that in the title. Is it possible that G+ could actually compete with Facebook? Check out this infographic from Social Annex , what do you think? Facebook google social media G

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10 Ecommerce Predictions for 2013

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile Social Media. Thanks to smarter marketing, better technology and consumers speaking out, 2013 just might be the year we see a real shift in how close customers and companies can really get.

Monopoly Launches ‘Save Your Token’ Campaign on Facebook

The Realtime Report

Monopoly is using Facebook and Twitter to get fans excited about a change in the classic board game. From now until February 5th, Monopoly fans can vote on Facebook to save their favorite token (one of the current tokens will be eliminated) and to choose a new one.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.