How To: Enjoy SXSW (Without Being at SXSW)

Almost Savvy

In the real world, it may not be that big of a deal, to many in the tech, film or music worlds, it is a must place to be to see the latest and coolest things happening and mingle with those making it happen. Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends Helping Kids Stay Safe Online.

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Is Your Brand Socially Agile?

Convince & Convert

“Most brands are completely tone deaf, even if they’re on social media.” He has been running their social media scene for a few years but has always done so as a contractor from social media agency M80. Holy Social! . Social Pros Shoutout.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #48

Twist Image

Noire , a digital opus and an homage to film noir detective stories. What I find fascinating is how game reviews are slowly becoming indistinguishable from film reviews. "I recently Blogged about the social contract that people have when they sign up for an online social network (more on that here: The Other Side of Privacy ). Breathing new life into books with official hashtags - Dare To Comment. "Can a Twitter hashtag build a community?

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Social Media Helping People Understand Climate Change Globally

Socialmedia.biz

In today’s technologically advancing world, social media is transforming the way we share news and information. More than 300 million people spend at least 5 hours every day on different social networking platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube and Instagram.

Top Social Media Case Studies of 2012

The Realtime Report

What were the most popular social media case studies in 2012? Both Toyota and Twitter learned an important lesson about social media campaigns that involve automated messaging, and LocalResponse no longer runs this type of campaign.

Instagram hacks for brands

Sprout Social

Add accounts & hashtags to bio. In the bio section, you can add hyperlinked accounts and hashtags. Brands often use this space to add their branded hashtags, as anyone visiting the profile could click the hashtag and explore more. In your bio, begin typing the hashtag or account name you want to link. Hide hashtags & mentions in your Stories. This way, your Story will still appear in the public hashtag but won’t look cluttered up with text.

17 of the Best Instagram Apps to Take Your Posts to the Next Level

Hootsuite

It’s so popular, in fact that nearly 195 million Instagram posts feature the #VSCO hashtag. The free version comes with 10 presets that make your phone-shot photos look like they were captured on film, along with photo-editing tools like contrast and grain. Social Strategy

Hendrick’s Ministry of Transport and Brands Celebrate Wimbledon!

Audiense

Wimbledon is ruling the social media roost this week. All this, plus what caught Team Audiense’s eye on the Internet in the world of social trends. The team filmed the Tennis player talking about the unique emotions of being on Centre Court.

16 Social Media Podcasts to Take Your Marketing Skills to the Next Level Today

Buffer Social

In our case, that means social media podcasts ! Here’s a list of 16 top marketing podcasts, covering 3 areas of social media marketing , with some top episodes from each podcast to check out! Click to jump to any section: 10 of the very best Social Media Marketing podcasts.

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Instagram’s Co-Founders Step Down, Vertical Video Gains Momentum, Facebook Launches Stories Ads, and More!

Buffer Social

Looking to catch up on the latest social media news, but short on time? We’re covering what this critical change means for social behemoth. Stories are a great way to reach your customers on social media and this ad format is an exciting opportunity for businesses everywhere.

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This Week in Social Media – 7/31/2013

Social Media Marketing

The secrets of success to building a digital newsroom, the secrets of bureaucracy-free content marketing, Sina Weibo was slow to evolve, Quebec loves Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ are gaining on Facebook, what to do with marketing data and more, it''s This Week in Social Media.

Hendrick’s Ministry of Transport and Brands Celebrate Wimbledon!

Audiense

Wimbledon is ruling the social media roost this week. All this, plus what caught Team Audiense’s eye on the Internet in the world of social trends. The team filmed the Tennis player talking about the unique emotions of being on Centre Court.

How to Run Social Media Contests That Actually Increase Revenue

Sprout Social

Social media contests have been used by brands of all sizes to get more followers, increase engagement and generate buzz. With organic reach becoming increasingly difficult to earn, social media contests offer a great way to get more eyes on your social posts and boost engagement.

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How 25 Brands Make the Most of Visual Content on Social Media

Rebekah Radice

Are you using visual content within your social media posts? Join me in this look at 25 brands that make the MOST of visual content on social media. How 25 Brands Make the Most of Visual Content on Social Media.

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7 Twitter Analytics Metrics You Should Check Right Now

Hootsuite

Reports, charts and graphs can be intimidating, even to the hardened vet—a title that very few people can claim when it comes to social media. Whether you Tweet once a day or 50 times a day, the social network gathers information around your messaging and your audience.

Instagram Stories: How 18 Brands And Influencers Are Using It (And You Can Too!)

Buffer Social

On no other social network can you get this type of supplemental information about the posts themselves. If you create images for your social media posts, make an additional image for the vertical screen or reuse the one you created for Pinterest. Social Media Marketing

How 25 Brands Make the Most of Visual Content on Social Media

Rebekah Radice

Are you using visual content within your social media posts? Join me in this look at 25 brands that make the MOST of visual content on social media. How 25 Brands Make the Most of Visual Content on Social Media.

7 Twitter Analytics Metrics You Should Check Right Now

Hootsuite

Reports, charts and graphs can be intimidating, even to the hardened vet—a title that very few people can claim when it comes to social media. Whether you Tweet once a day or 50 times a day, the social network gathers information around your messaging and your audience.

Stop tweeting about your emotional break throughs

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Stop tweeting about the # of followers you have | Main | Stop tweeting out of context » October 26, 2009 Stop tweeting about your emotional break throughs I'm sorry to say but 140 characters doesn't do your self actualization justice, and frankly no one gives a shit (on twitter anyway). There are social standards that should be lived up to. Creating hashtags for your name and various forms of your name is dumb. -Be

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Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

I took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers, search marketers, and entrepreneurs. Alexa is a social media, web, and ecommerce content curator who strives to cut through the noise while having fun.