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App of the Week: Flickr

The Social Media Incubator

You may ask yourself, how can Flickr benefit a business marketing strategy? Flickr allows accessibility, sharing and organization with your photos. With the Flickr App , you or anyone you allow to organize your account can add photos from anywhere from their mobile device. With the most recent iOS update on Apple devices, iPhone or iPad users can now choose to have the pictures they take automatically upload to the Flickr account they have connected.

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3 Reasons To Love Flickr Again

Small Business Mavericks

has decided, after eight years, to spend some energy improving Flickr. Specifically, there are three new improvements to Flickr that I think make it worth sharing photos (and videos) to again. Access Flickr from anywhere on any device. And, as an added bonus, Flickr looks nicer too. Besides, these cool new improvements to Flickr, you can also share your photos in full resolution, a bonus if you are a professional photographer. So What Can Flickr Be Used For?

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Flickr Friday: The Content Grid

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Helpful Social Search Articles | Main | Twitter announces #NewTwitter » September 10, 2010 Flickr Friday: The Content Grid A content marketing framework that plots type and channel across two dimensions: who should create it (a single owner or the entire staff) and how it should be distributed for maximum impact on the sales funnel.

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Social Media Copyright and Fair Use Rules to Know

Ignite Social Media

It’s so easy to grab music, sounds or images on social media and reuse them. As you use social media platforms to build your brand, you shouldn’t overlook the legal consequences that might arise. Fair Use in the Social Media Age.

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Flickr adds Downloadable Video Sharing

The Way of the Web

It’s not often that there’s a new feature worth talking about at Flickr. And it seems to have been so long that Flickr’s marketing team dropping it into a particularly bare email, giving it just two lines. Flickr has now made it possible to allow you to share videos in the same way as you can allow people to download your photos. Flickr allowing video sharing changes that. Blog Social Media Marketing Video Marketing flickr video Video Sharing

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Flickr Friday: Sexist Profiling on Twitter

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Jakes Take: Fresh Logos, Fresher Coffee | Main | YouTube Tuesday: I Can Make You Go Viral! » June 04, 2010 Flickr Friday: Sexist Profiling on Twitter Heres an interesting look at a breakdown of the several different Twitter user types. Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

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Social Media Measurement for Pragmatists

Waxing UnLyrical

I like studying results-based information from social media experts. But I’ve noticed a tendency among some to repeat behavior I saw early in my career in paid media: act as if tracking to the bottom line – especially where social media measurement is concerned – is pointless or impossible. Image: sean dreilinger via Flickr, CC 2.0. It was social media monetization before it was cool. Guest Post by Robert Rosenthal.

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57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

Dave Fleet

Over time I’ve found myself doing more and more foundational work for organizations looking to dip their toes into social media. One of the key elements of this work, in my opinion, is creating a social media policy that fits well with the organization’s goals, culture and risk tolerance. As it happens, lots of organizations publish their social media guidelines online, ready for you to review and use yourself. Social Media Policies and Guidelines.

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Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Flickr YouTube Blogging Blah Blah Blah: Knowing Why You Use Social Media is What Counts

Ari Herzog

We use social networking sites for different reasons, but it is crucial to grasp the WHY. We owe it to ourselves to continue doing things — raking leaves, running errands, posting status messages on social networking sites — on our own schedules and for our own reasons. Others wrote me they appreciated my friend request despite being unfriended in the past, which goes to show people use social media differently. Understand Social Media in 3 Words.

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On Social Media Bullies

Waxing UnLyrical

Have you come across a social media bully lately? And I’ve thought a lot about this before deciding that, in essence, people who behave like this are social media bullies. You might quite reasonably ask, “What’s the difference between a social media bully and the right to one’s own, albeit differing, opinion?&#. Community conversations led to one of my favorite posts yet (and, I think, yours) on social media barfshiners.

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Protecting Children from Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

How can you protect your children from social media? “I’m on top of it, I know what this social networking thing is all about&# , “My child doesn’t really use it&# , “Does it really matter? We are, and they are, consumers of media and creators of it. Share images on Flickr. It goes viral in a social network and people get hurt. Know all social sites that your child is a part of it.

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The 15 Types of Social Media Know-It-All

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s one thing to educate yourself, including on social media. But how can you make sure you’re not constantly running into a social media know-it-all… or, worse, becoming one yourself? There’s a social media “guru” wherever you turn, and it seems as if everyone and their brother is telling you how to do something on social, or not. Image: bixentro via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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Ashley Judd, Feminism, and Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

This is why I’m glad the media has been covering this story. Those who would threaten others with violence of any kind via social media or online in general need to be held accountable for their actions. Image: Genevieve via Flickr, CC 2.0. Ashley Judd, Feminism, and Social Media is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. He does social media management for KimberMedia and teaches for @bgckids.

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5 Top Resources to Back Up your Social Media Presence!

Harp Interactive

Backing up your social media information is helpful for personal use and a no brainer for any business with an active social presence! The content your business publishes and shares on social media sites lives on the “cloud,&# and if any of those services or sites were to crash, your business could lose everything – content, fans, followers, comments and connections! HOW TO: Back Up Your Social Media Presence. “We’re

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Charity Through Social Media

Mindjumpers

Boye web-conference in Aarhus Denmark in search of interesting social media case studies. Whereas the first demonstrated how a small cupcake business has embraced social media in terms of marketing, this post will concentrate on how a major charity organisation uses the various platforms to raise funds. However, their biggest source of income remains donations by the public and here social media enters. Building Up a Small Business Through Social Media.

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Manwich: A Case Study on Social Media Listening

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: keysi via Flickr, CC 2.0. And for big brands that can’t always respond to every mention, it is important to be talked about on social media networks. I did a Flickr search for Manwich and got over 1,500 results! Howie Goldfarb is president and CEO of Sky Pulse Media , an agency focused on helping clients achieve outsize results in measurable bottom-line-impacting ways. Manwich: A Case Study on Social Media Listening.

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Talking The Social Media Walk

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Talking The Social Media Walk December 16th, 2010 Tweet Walking, and talking, and talking, and walking… When I wrote about walking the social talk last week, I had no idea what a terrific discussion it would spur. Image: Aftab Uzzaman via Flickr, Creative Commons It’s why I wrote about networking with a twist a while back.

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Preventing Social Media Spam

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media Enterprise 2.0 53 pm Preventing Social Media Spam Jump to Comments Image by Josh Russell via Flickr Sometimes it feels really sorry to see the tactics of a select group of folks in the name of using Social media as a Conversation Medium ! It is a controlled approach towards embracing social media medium. Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Leave a Comment Filed under Social Media Conversation , Social media , Web 2.0

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Is Social Media Becoming Boring?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > Is Social Media Becoming Boring? Is Social Media Becoming Boring? by Tamar Weinberg on April 14, 2010 Share For most, social media is new and fun. For others, though, social media is old and is falling out of favor. Social media experts are no longer social media experts.

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Social Media Does Not Exist

Adam Cohen

I had an interesting discussion recently about Social media strategies. When discussing inputs to a social media strategy, an admitted “social media skeptic&# replied that she thought there shouldn’t be a need for them; rather that social media strategies were really just customer relationship strategies. Think we’ll see the day when “social media&# isn’t a separate line item in a marketing plan?

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Seven Key Categories of Social Media Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

But that first impression may instead come from the company’s social media presence (and if not the first, very often the second). That fact alone shows the importance of building a solid social media as well as website presence. Social media is actually even bigger than that, though. As Tim Hughes has written, ” Social media is a common thread across the whole of the enterprise and it’s time to treat it strategically.”

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The Guide To Social Media Marketing Automation

Webbiquity SMM

There are several reasons why marketers may want to partially automate their social media campaigns. First, success with social media marketing comes with frequency (plus quality). Depending on your campaign strategy and target audience, social media marketing could be a 24×7 job. Automating social media activity certainly doesn’t mean a completely hands-off process. Social media platforms and practices evolve constantly.

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Dear Business: Get Over the Social Media Hump

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: richardghawley via Flickr, CC 2.0. Over the last several months – actually, couple of years – I have seen and experienced exactly what small business owners, business people, and basically any “regular” person feels when they are told they need to get with social media. It’s tiring and a bit of a heavy realization for someone who has been so enamored of social for so long. None of these are problems related to social media.

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How NOT to Run Your Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media is a great tool for engaging with consumers. There are some fantastic examples of effective social campaigns and professionally-maintained accounts out there. Image: Bryn Salisbury via Flickr, CC 2.0. Social media is very susceptible to human error, things are said in the heat of the moment without enough forward planning, and a large follower base can mean something goes viral in minutes. How NOT to Run Your Social Media.

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Monday Roundup: Best Practices for Social Media Metrics

Waxing UnLyrical

If you want to compete in today’s fast paced business environment, you have to be social. How can you track your social media efforts to ensure that your strategy is up to par? This week’s roundup introduces you to some best practices for social media metrics. 5 Social Media Metrics You Can Stop Tracking Yesterday. From likes to leads: The new metrics for B2B social selling. 5 Shifts to Fix Your Social Media Metrics.

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#measurePR, Social Media Measurement & Klout

Waxing UnLyrical

And everyone’s ekually krazy about social media measurement. For instance, if [you] have lots of one on one interactions, you might be a socializer.&#. – will be joining the chat to talk about social media analytics. Yes, I said “guru&# and with good reason… because if anyone lives, breathes and dies (except that I hope he won’t have to die for it) social media metrics, it’s Marshall.

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#measurePR: Influence and Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

And since the topic of influence in social media isn’t going away any time soon, particularly with new tools cropping up , we thought we’d talk about that. How do you approach measuring influence in social media? What are some simple steps people can take to create an effective social media measurement program? Here’s the transcript of #measurePR with Jen on influence and social media. measurePR: Influence and Social Media.

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The Strangest Argument I’ve Ever Had On Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

The points he tweeted back basically amounted to just one: social media cannot be used to sell anything, so why deceive people with tips to help them do that? Michelle and I offered proof to the contrary from our own experience that keeping an engaged audience and building relationships through our blogs and other social media platforms has benefited us, business-wise. Photo credit: havi , courtesy Flickr, CC 2.0.

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The State of Social Media In The UK

Mindjumpers

Another chance to look at the social media universe, analyse the trends and make the strategies. Last.fm, Bebo and MySpace continue their steady decline, while image-sharing site Flickr maintains its user base of around four million. 2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions [White Paper]. New Report on Social Media Management From Altimeter– Reading it Will Save Your Company’s Money!

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Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

You put on your Dr. Mom hat, jump online and feverishly Google their symptoms, you check social media to see if any of your friend’s children are sick. But what if you could connect with your doctor using social media ; asking for advice via a quick Twitter or Facebook message? If social media and blogs in the U.S But more than anything, I was inspired by the overwhelming opportunities social media presents for transforming healthcare.

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7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on April 8, 2010 Share Even though social media isn’t new to many of us, the world is waking up to this new shiny toy. Social media is a lengthy, tedious process.

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5 Ways Social Media is Used to Mislead or Misinform

Waxing UnLyrical

I have a confession to make: I’m not 100% in love with social media. Don’t get me wrong, social media. Using social media to lie is unfortunately easy. And that activity matters for a clear and obvious reason: It can affect media and create news. This format makes it inevitable that we will not always get the big picture purely from social media. One way this managed to affect me personally occurred during social media week.

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The International: Taking Social Media Overseas

Waxing UnLyrical

Such is the challenge I’ve been recently tasked with: not just finding out what social media people are using around the world, but how they’re using it, why and when. Image: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center via Flickr, CC 2.0. It turns out that some people are less than trusting of social media (for shame!) We all know that social media platforms are used for different purposes: MySpace (did you see how it’s been revamped?)

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Are You a Social Media BarfShiner?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: dj0ser via Flickr, CC 2.0. It was my reaction to seeing a spate of social media status updates that came across (granted, to me) as overly-inspirational or doggedly in the pursuit of convincing everyone else that, “Gee, folks, I have SUCH a great life, LOOK at me, I’m super-duper-califradgilistically-awesome!&#. And the people who do … those are the ones I think of as social media barfshiners.

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Like, Share,Tweet – Is that All You Can Do on Social Media?

Waxing UnLyrical

According to a non-exhaustive list on Wikipedia , there are more than 200 social media sites across the globe. Although you may have thought otherwise, social media is not limited to Facebook or Twitter. Mainstream social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter undoubtedly let you reach a much wider audience, than niche networks like Care2 or Untappd. How can you diversify your social media channels? Image: Jason Howie via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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The Social Media Vibe Theory

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s not enough to pick one of the “personalities” under which social media users have been classified and run with that, because a) no one’s purely one or the other, and b) you can’t differentiate yourself by working a label. Although some of us draw quite the crowd, it’s not because we’re “em-cees,” “creators,” or “socializers.” Image: amonja via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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How to Network On Social Media Without Being a Stalker

Waxing UnLyrical

One tweet led to another… Which led to the head honcho of said organization reaching out to my friend on a one-to-one level – still in social, mind you, as in, not offline – and now they are Facebook friends (initiated by head honcho, not friend). Image: naunasse via Flickr, CC 2.0. You just read How to Network On Social Media Without Being a Stalker , originally posted on Waxing UnLyrical , published by Shonali Burke.

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Five Social Media Haters We Love To Hate

Firebelly

Social media haters are familiar to those of us who do social media on a regular basis. These are the people who, for whatever reason, aren’t just content to never use social media, but think that everyone else is a raging lunatic for even using it. These are the five social media haters you will frequently encounter whenever you pull out your smart phone and start sending a tweet. Photo credit: sokabs (Flickr, Creative Commons.

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Criticising Social Media ?

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media Entrepreneurial resources Enterprise 2.0 35 pm Criticising Social Media ? Jump to Comments Criticizing social media ? Understand Social Media as a Philosophy and its application as a Culture. Criticising Social Media ? Awesome bullet points, helps to clarify lots of things for those with questions and give insight into why certain people shove social media away.

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Social Media and Travel

Social Media Marketing

The Airlines To my knowledge, Southwest was the first airline (or at least the most prominent early on) to get involved with social media. They've made great use of Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and more and have always led with a very human and very customer-centric approach. JetBlue made a name for itself in the social media space after a difficult travel situation thanks to severe winter weather in 2007. Image credit: ~Oryctes~ (Flickr).

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Managing Negative Comments in Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

If you work as a social media manager or online community manager you see these all the time … negative comments. The occasional complaint from a customer is inevitable, especially since social media has removed the filters that traditionally barred people from getting their views heard by the public. Image: aaipodpics via Flickr, CC 2.0. Yvette Pistorio is the social media manager for Cision , and a blogger for CisionBlog.

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Where to Get Awesome Free Images for Your Social Media (Without Stealing Them)

agora pulse

You need visual content for blog posts, social media posts, thumbnails for videos, slideshows, ads … and so on. So, where can you source free images for your social media? Although these are great sites, I delved deeper to see whether I could find more quirky, less-trafficked resources for social media images. These aren’t always the right images for your social media. Food is one of the most shared topics on social media.

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Startups: No, You Don’t Need To Hire A Social Media Experts

Dave Fleet

My eye was caught this weekend by a post from Francis Tan, asking whether startups need to hire social media experts. Customer satisfaction: Startups need to ensure customer satisfaction when people interact with your company, whether through social media or other means. Align around goals: If you do outsource your social media, make sure they are aligned with your goals. Image: Flickr , via Peter Shankman ).

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