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?

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity SMM

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. Sprout Social. 4) Sprout Social.

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Flickr Enters Downward Spiral

Geoff Livingston

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.

Can Flickr Catch Instagram?

Geoff Livingston

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.

3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. Image credit: Jason Howle on Flickr. But with the right knowledge and strategy, social media can be an invaluable part of a B2B online marketing plan.

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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. How NOT to Run Your Social Media.

Understanding Social Media ROI Cycle

Mindjumpers

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. The prime target at this stage is to create a social media presence.

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New Flickr Brings Questions about the Visual Media Era

Geoff Livingston

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 YouTube

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

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.

9 of the Best Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Pamorama

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. Word-of-mouth advertising is very powerful.

Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More

Pamorama

Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities? The world of social media is ever-changing. Implement Twitter cards so that any tweets of your content include applicable visual media. Flickr. Social Media

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Social Media Measurement for Pragmatists

Waxing UnLyrical

I like studying results-based information from social media experts. Image: sean dreilinger via Flickr, CC 2.0. It was social media monetization before it was cool. Some relationships will originate in social media; in other cases, social media will get an “assist.”

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.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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.

The Social Media Landscape [Infographic]

Pamorama

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. SEO: Flickr, YouTube, Digg, StumbleUpon, Tumblr.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

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?

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?

Monday Roundup: With Love, the Social Media Spotlight

Waxing UnLyrical

So I’m taking advantage of WUL to shine the social media spotlight on them. Image: photommo via Flickr, CC 2.0. By her own admission, Bess isn’t (yet) a social media butterfly, but this lady has a resume that packs quite a punch.

Dear Business: Get Over the Social Media Hump

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: richardghawley via Flickr, CC 2.0. It’s tiring and a bit of a heavy realization for someone who has been so enamored of social for so long. Can’t you just hear it: “I’m sorry, social, it’s not you, it’s me… but really, it’s you.”

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.

Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT

SocialFish

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.

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38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity SMM

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. It’s true that social media remains in many ways a sort of wild west.

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. Image: aaipodpics via Flickr, CC 2.0. Yvette Pistorio is the social media manager for Cision , and a blogger for CisionBlog.

What “Big” Social Media Means for Small Businesses

The Realtime Report

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. Image via Flickr.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a refresher course on social media etiquette — and perhaps real-life etiquette also. Here are some egregious sins that you must not perform on social media sites. Perhaps that why I love social sites so!?

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.

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Association Social Media: National Society of Accountants

SocialFish

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.

4 Tools to Streamline Your Social Media Outreach

Idaconcpts

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.

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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. Image: DanJackson_UK via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Top image: Andy Hares via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Rest in Peace, Social Media Ninjas

Social Media Strategery

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Seth W. Social media specialists are the new normal. Oh, you were the Social Media Director for a political campaign? People with social media skills and experience on their resume aren’t hard to find anymore.

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.

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.

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).

Are You a Social Media BarfShiner?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: dj0ser via Flickr, CC 2.0. This particular conversation thread on Facebook led to Erica (you can read her WUL postings regularly if you subscribe , cough cough) sharing a piece from Slate titled The Anti-Social Network. Public Relations Shonali Burke Social Media authenticity

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. Image: amonja via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Social Media Success is About The Customers, Stupid

Adam Cohen

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. Photo credit: cayusa via flickr.

A Review of Google Social Media Tools

Idaconcpts

Google has often been blasted for failing to understand social media and capitalize on the rise of this communication channel. When asked about Google social media tools, the average person will immediately mention Google+.