3 Reasons To Love Flickr Again
Small Business Mavericks
MAY 21, 2013
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? Bloggers used to use Flickr as a place to store photos that they could use for their blogs.
Flickr Enters Downward Spiral
MAY 17, 2016
It seems like every year or two you see a Flickr is dying post that sparks a major conversation about whether or not the photography social network will survive. Unfortunately, it seems that the time may finally be arriving for one of the longest standing social networks out there. Remember when Flickr rebranded itself as a consumer site last year? Can Flickr Be Saved?
3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing
DECEMBER 27, 2016
Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. However, most of what’s written about social media functionality on a professional level tends to be focused on businesses that work directly with consumers (B2C) rather than B2B enterprises. Image credit: Jason Howle on Flickr. Guest post by Larry Alton.
Can Flickr Catch Instagram?
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Flickr celebrated 10 years of serving photos earlier this month, making it an old man amongst social networks. But the photo network is still relevant today, ranking in the top 10 social networks thanks to a resurgence under Marissa Mayer’s watch. In fact, Flickr is now ranked just one spot behind rival photo network Instagram. Image by antony5112 on Flickr.
How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing
DECEMBER 14, 2014
Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. Tweets with images and other media attract: 89% more “favorites” 18% more clicks 150% more retweets Get started with Twitter cards in 4 easy steps 1. Branding Content Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Twitter Social media marketing
Understanding Social Media ROI Cycle
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Tweet On our blog, we have several times written about how to calculate ROI of your social media campaigns. He is also the co-author of How to Make Money with Social Media. In this post, we will look at ROI on social media with a different perspective, starting from the launch stage of a brand till it becomes matured in the industry. Stage 1: Launch.
New Flickr Brings Questions about the Visual Media Era
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
New Flickr Interface image via Geeky Gadgets Flickr will unveil its much-needed new interface today, revamping one of the oldest and still prescient social networks. Flickr’s new interface seeks [.]. Mobile Photography Reality Social Media Andrew Keen Flickr infographics Instagram jess3 media mobile Pinterest portable social network Tumblr Visual YouTubeThis significant change comes to a network that features more than 3.5 million photos uploaded everyday, and one of the most popular APIs on the Internet.
The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools
MARCH 27, 2017
Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. Add multiple companies (as an agency or social media consultant may manage) and it borders on overwhelming. Sprout Social. Sendible.
9 of the Best Free Social Media Analytics Tools
FEBRUARY 21, 2015
Want to know what’s working on social media? S ocial media analytics tools can help you make sense of how well your social media marketing efforts are paying off and identify areas that need improvement. These 9 free social media analytics tools are some of the best out there. Word-of-mouth advertising is very powerful.
Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More
JUNE 21, 2014
Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities? The world of social media is ever-changing. The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Flickr. Social Media Here’s what they found: Facebook.
Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?
JULY 29, 2012
Social media companies, like Facebook, who choose to trade on the exchanges are going to have to walk a fine line between serving their members and their shareholders. Heck, Bono was a huge pre-IPO investor in Facebook but still isn’t an active participant in the social space. As a social network, LinkedIn focuses on the business of business. One simple word.
Social Media Measurement for Pragmatists
JULY 16, 2014
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.
The State of Social Media In The UK
JANUARY 10, 2012
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]. Our data sources for this article were Xposure and Nielson.
101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013
AUGUST 5, 2013
Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark), but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently? Social matters in b2b.
App of the Week: Flickr
The Social Media Incubator
OCTOBER 10, 2013
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. Does your business use a service like Flickr in your online marketing?
The Social Media Landscape [Infographic]
APRIL 2, 2011
Last year, I posted a great infographic from CMO.com that did a terrific job of roadmapping the social Web. As social media continues to evolve, it’s difficult to keep up with all of the changes. The acceptance of social media’s importance by consumers has increased very quickly. SEO: Flickr, YouTube, Digg, StumbleUpon, Tumblr. Save and Share.
Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication
NOVEMBER 30, 2012
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 Image: aeu04117 via Flickr, CC 2.0.
50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? What social media developments and trends should I be watching? Can social media ROI really be measured?
Monday Roundup: With Love, the Social Media Spotlight
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
So I’m taking advantage of WUL to shine the social media spotlight on them. Image: photommo via Flickr, CC 2.0. I got to know Adam several years ago through social media, and then encountered him and His Lovely Wife (he doesn’t capitalize it, I do) in Orlando not long thereafter. If you do know them, well then, leave them a pat on the back below!
Dear Business: Get Over the Social Media Hump
AUGUST 23, 2013
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. ” The thing is, I haven’t, and won’t give up social.
Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT
JULY 9, 2014
Social media drudgery. You know, the tedious and repetitive tasks that are part of every social media manager’s job. You have way more to offer the world than copy/pasting content from social media sites into spreadsheets. Pick a channel for your profile: The profile that you choose for INFTTT is based on one of your social media profiles.
Social Media and Travel
Social Media Marketing
JANUARY 26, 2012
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. The other airline that's going above and beyond in social media is Virgin America.
Association Social Media: National Society of Accountants
AUGUST 18, 2014
2) Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage? Currently, NSA has a presence on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest, Google+, Flickr, and Tumblr and they are absolutely interlinked. 6) Have you done any social media campaigns? Who do you report to? . seasonal PR campaigns.
Managing Negative Comments in Social Media
JANUARY 10, 2012
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. Respond quickly.
38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews
APRIL 9, 2012
Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools. Storefront Social. Inefegy Social Radar.
6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway
JUNE 20, 2011
Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism. This surfaces in posts like Social Media Skepticism , 5 reasons why social media skeptics maybe right and Business social networking: where’s the ROI? No question.
5 Ways Social Media is Used to Mislead or Misinform
APRIL 23, 2013
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.
The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
DECEMBER 10, 2008
Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases.
On Social Media Bullies
JULY 28, 2011
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?. The list could go on.
What “Big” Social Media Means for Small Businesses
The Realtime Report
MARCH 13, 2014
Social media and viral content working on such a large scale is always a marvel to behold; however, it does create a bit of a conundrum for small businesses. As social media marketing remains an enigma for many SMBs, large-scale success seems so far away. Oftentimes, our social efforts may seem futile as we’re constantly chasing. Image via Flickr.
4 Tools to Streamline Your Social Media Outreach
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
Whether you’re promoting a product, a service, or just trying to expand the audience for a post on your blog, social media has grown into a digitized word-of-mouth marketing platform that, when used correctly, can outcompete a billboard or an ad on television. Many companies, especially small businesses, might rely on Facebook while letting other social media outlets slide.
Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media
JUNE 21, 2012
When it comes to staying on top of social media, one of the big challenges we have is to find the social media tools that will help us achieve a happy medium between curating, listening, engaging and producing content. – but of those I have tested, here is what I currently think is the holy trinity of managing social media. What to do? Such is life.
Rest in Peace, Social Media Ninjas
Social Media Strategery
JULY 14, 2011
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Seth W. It’s now two or three years later, and you’ve become the organizational “expert, “guru, or “subject matter expert in social media, your social media blog receives a lot of traffic, you’ve championed the use of Enterprise 2.0 Social media specialists are the new normal.
Like, Share,Tweet – Is that All You Can Do on Social Media?
JULY 1, 2015
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? It’s always a good idea to revisit your goals every once in a while, even if you’re not so new to the world of social media marketing.
Five Social Media Haters We Love To Hate
OCTOBER 16, 2012
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. ” They refuse to use social media, because they think it’s childish and silly.
Flickr adds Downloadable Video Sharing
The Way of the Web
OCTOBER 11, 2015
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. It’s useful in two ways.
How to Network On Social Media Without Being a Stalker
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
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. How to Network On Social Media Without Being a Stalker. With me so far?
Are You a Social Media BarfShiner?
MAY 12, 2011
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!. You’ve seen me say “Good morning!
The Social Media Vibe Theory
MAY 23, 2011
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.
Social Media Success is About The Customers, Stupid
MARCH 30, 2011
How do you define success with leveraging social media? With each passing conference and industry event, the perennial mainstays of social media case studies tend to remain the same: Dell, Comcast, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks. Social Media Success is NOT: …getting a celebrity to retweet a post. Photo credit: cayusa via flickr. Social Media