2009

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Jesse Stay, founder and CEO of SocialToo.com and all around great Facebook Fan Page coder. He's volunteered to give away a copy of his recent book, FBML Essentials, to two readers. Scroll down to the end of the

Do You Know Your Employees? Social Intranets As The New Talent Management System

SocMed Sean

Tweet Sean R. Nicholson Imagine, for a moment, that you have accepted a new position as a corporate executive tasked with figuring our how to make your company work better, faster, cheaper.

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11 Tips To Thrive on Twitter | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

twitterfollowme After my post on 11 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Me to Unfollow You on Twitter, many asked that I put together some tips highlighting the best way to get started on Twitter. I'm very happy to oblige

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Super Third Thursday for social media club

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Isle of Man Social Media Club meets the third Thursday of each month and everyone is welcome. On 21 January 2010, we are kicking off the New Year with Super Third Thursday with guest speaker Chief Inspector Mark Payne of the West Midlands Police.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Fire your Director of Social Media!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent ANA conference I was interviewing Brian Wallace VP of Digital Marketing and Media for RIM when I heard him say “2 years from now- if I still have a Director of Social Media – I should be fired!&# and after thinking about that I can’t help but agree with him.

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5 Must-Do Twitter Style Tips

Harp Interactive

When it comes to growing your followers on Twitter, you have approximately 2 seconds or less to grab someones attention and positively influence them to click the “follow&# button.

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10 lessons Twitter should have taught you in 2009

Direct Marketing Observations

You know we’re all amazed at the power of Twitter and the numbers don’t lie. I know I am. But if Twitter went away tomorrow what would you do? How would you adapt? As we have all seen when Twitter does goes down for any prolonged amount of time, the silence is deafening.

Making Dough(nuts): A Real World Example of Using Social Media.

Jason Yormark

There aren't many folks who will argue that social networking isn'ta valuable tool for business. However there are very few who are actually taking full advantage of those opportunities. For the past few months I've had the luxury of

All of Seth Godin's Free ebooks in one place | Shuaism

Josh S Peters

You read that right, I've compiled all of Seth Godin's free ebooks in one big awesome list. Seth Godin is a fantastic source of constant information and wisdom. His blog is incredibly insightful and he produces books and ebook left and

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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.

Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement?

Adam Sherk

Now that the improved Facebook Pages have been around for a while I wanted to check the level of engagement that major news sites are achieving with them. Most news sites have an official Facebook Page now, with the typical approach

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10 Social Media Tools To Help With Your Crowdsourcing Efforts

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Since we're about to jump into 2010 (that's “twenty ten,” everyone), I wanted to ring in the new year with something that will hopefully kick start your collaborative efforts. This is a guest post from Shevonne Polastre, who wrote this

It’s 2AM, Do You Know Where Your Organizational Information Is??

SocMed Sean

Tweet Sean R. Nicholson Having been in the field of information management for quite a while now, I have developed a few credos that seem to prove more and more useful as the volumes of organizational information continues to grow.

Back-up Your LinkedIn Information | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

linkedin-image-export-contacts1. Contact information for all of your connections. You've taken great care in building your LinkedIn network of connections because these are the folks you've known throughout your career, those friends

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.

Isle of Man Newspapers' parent to intoduce online subscription fees

Sherrilynne Starkie

Image via CrunchBase. Johnston Press, parent company to the Isle of Man Newspapers , is introducing subscriptions fees on their websites in a pilot scheme starting next week.

10 BtoB Marketers Predictions for 2010

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about some Predictions for 2009 and while I would say 8 out of 10 have already materialized and the other 2 are on their way, it has become clear that this year was the year we past the point of no return on Social Media.

Tips on how to use Twitter if you're a business

Freelance Social Media

It's great to see new businesses and organizations join Twitter! I've had the pleasure of sitting down with a few of them and share tips on how to use Twitter. Here's a few I think are helpful: Keep in mind you only have 140 characters

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8 Tips to Improve Online Sales During the Holiday Season

Harp Interactive

Online retailers plan the holiday sale season months in advance; designing and executing special promotions and marketing campaigns to promote these sales events through various media channels. Businesses primarily rely on email, CPC & CPM campaigns besides traditional marketing.

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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.

7 Simple Fitness Tips | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

It's really hard to stay motivated to go to a gym consistently. Some people are intimidated by working out around others. Some staircase have no clue what they're doing and are embarrassed or worried they're going to injure themselves

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9 Twitter Directories You Should Be Listed On | jasonyormark.com

Jason Yormark

Twitter directories are a great way to make sure you are found, and to find like minded users to follow as well

2010 will be the year of…

Direct Marketing Observations

For companies and corporations, I’d say that 2009 was the year of listening and learning what social media is and what social media can do. But you know what?

Social Media Dominates 2010 PR Planning, But SEO Increasingly in.

Adam Sherk

A new whitepaper from Vocus with their 2010 PR Planning Survey results has some encouraging statistics about the increasing role of search engine optimization in the overall PR mix. Not surprisingly, social media gets the most attention

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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.

Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Finding productivity on Twitter, especially if you are a large company or one that manages several profiles for clients, can be quite difficult. It's especially difficult to build up a strong following. Fortunately, Tweet Spinner is

Social Intranet Best Practices – Creating an Intranet Governance Team

SocMed Sean

Tweet Angie Cullen When developing your Intranet, it’s best not to develop in a vacuum. You may not be the best person to make decisions on how employees will use the intranet to do their job. Be sure to identify employees that will be involved in the maintenance of the portal and get everyone involved in the design process. Create an Intranet Governance Council that will include at least one member from each department throughout your company. Bigger departments might have 2 or 3.

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11 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Me to Unfollow You on Twitter

Almost Savvy

unfollow. I love Twitter, no doubt about it. I have found it to be a fabulous tool, through which I've come to know countless brilliant and fascinating people. To me, Twitter is about building relationships. Like all social media tools

Social media and selling snake oil | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

5 Tricks to B2B Marketing Socially

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Whenever I ask members of sales team from around the globe what they need – the answer never changes – more case studies. Its not to say that we don’t respond but for whatever reason it takes a village to get a single case study done.

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The CIA is Watching Your Every Tweet

Freelance Social Media

Not just what you tweet, but your Amazon book review, your Facebook status, and your blog comments. According to Wired.com, the CIA is investing in Visible Technologies, a software firm that specializes in social media monitoring

Why it pays to use a Social Media Specialist

Harp Interactive

As the saying goes…if you’re going to do something, do it right. This tried and true philosophy rings just as true today for any businesses entering into social media marketing.

Dealing with Social Media Rejection | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Every social network has some type of “follow” or “friend” feature that allows you to build communities on those networks. rejection While there has been much debate over whether the number of friends or followers you have mean anything

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