Do More in Microsoft Dynamics with Oktopost


Much like other B2B decision-makers, your customers and prospects spend a lot of time on social media. Are you factoring their social interactions into your customer experience strategies? Today, we’re happy to announce our integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365.

5 Great iPad Social Networking Apps

Jason Yormark

There aren’t too many great social networking apps for the iPad, but I have found a select few that I find myself using on a regular basis. Below is the list that I use regularly that cover using Twitter, Facebook, blogging, news consumption and social/web stats. Synchs with Google Reader which is a major plus and easy to share articles to your networks. Sometimes it’s great just to get some high level information about your web and social stats.

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Social Networking Meets Game Consoles


Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Courtney Love gets sued over tweets | Main | Cyber Monday Is Here! » November 24, 2009 Social Networking Meets Game Consoles There used to be a time where you could play video games for video games and use the computer for computer related things. Social networking… Welcome to the new and highly integrated gaming world.

Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Long time friend and well respected CMO buddy of mine Romi Mahajan is leaving Microsoft to join Metavana. A: After an aggregate of 9 years at Microsoft, being the CMO of a $100M dollar digital agency, and a writer, I wanted to get back to my roots in terms of “building” something that had huge customer promise and could make a dent in reality as we know it. but I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of anyone applying Chaos Theory to social sentiment analysis!

Microsoft Launches So.Cl Social Media Network

Bill Hartzer

Being able to easily create business related social media content that goes viral is a great way to put money in your pocket, and your brand on the lips of every consumer that you reach. So.Cl (pronounced “social”) is a social sharing network currently in beta that was launched December 4, 2012 as an experiment by Microsoft FUSE Labs to provide a social media platform for students to share content with others. Social Media Social Networking

Social Network based Caller Routing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Maybe they know someone in your social network and can even broker a chat with them (live through Facebook) about their recommended rod and reel combo for you. In fact I predict we will see it start to appear in Search, on, on YouTube and Microsoft Xbox – in some cases this has already begun! Tags: Social Networking Ok, let’s say you are searching the web for a new fishing rod.

Apple is Creating a “Social Network” the Right Way

Stay N' Alive

Today Apple launched, quite simply , a “Social Network for Music&#. What’s so powerful is that they’re not really trying to create a social network at all. Apple realizes the Social Graph is just a complement to something bigger. Instead, Apple focused on one of the biggest strengths they have – their music, and made it social. Facebook’s is the Social Graph. The age of “Social Networks&# is gone.

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Free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – PIL Microsoft Teachers

Laurel Papworth

I’m teaching a free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – it’s on the PIL network for teachers and sponsored by Microsoft. **. Join social media expert, Laurel Papworth from May 28th for three very exciting social media workshops tailored specifically towards educators. The person who refers the most friends to the Partners in Learning network be given a free Harvard online social media course.

The Microsoft Surface's Beauty is Only "Surface Deep"

Stay N' Alive

As a long-time Microsoft fan (my first computers were all PCs), and with all my excitement about Windows 8, I was very excited about the Microsoft Surface. In fact, I was so excited that despite Press not getting complimentary Surface tablets (or even trial ones) at Microsoft's recent Windows Build conference, I went out and bought my own. It is by far Microsoft's most beautiful device and operating system to date. Microsoft Office tends to lag.

Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What's More Important.

Jason Yormark Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Social Media / Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What’s More Important? Subcribe via RSS Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What’s More Important? August 9th, 2009 Posted in Social Media Tweet Share When I peruse the different Twitter followers and followees I often get Twitter envy when I stumble across some users with a large follower base.

Pinterest Sweepstakes Microsoft Mouse Design: Case Study With BJ O'Hare

Diva Marketing Blog

BJ O'Hare , social media lead for Microsoft Hardware Team, graciously agreed to tell us the back-story in a Diva Marketing Mini Case Interview. About BJ O'Hare - BJ O’Hare is the Social Media Lead for the Microsoft Hardware Team. Over the course of her career, BJ has combined her passion for interpersonal engagement with her enthusiasm for technology to develop expertise in the realm of social media and marketing. Microsoft Hardware Blog.

Is LinkedIn a Sign of What’s to Come for Social Media Networks? | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Microsoft and LinkedIn made big headlines this week, while social networks continue to expand their advertising features. That and more in this week’s Social You Should Know. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn – A Sign of Things to Come? By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Microsoft bought LinkedIn for a whopping 26 billion dollars. Meanwhile, this article predicts that the sale is a sign of things to come for other social media networks.

Introducing the New Social Kid in Town:


Tweet Microsoft just launched their social media rival to the established social media platforms Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest. The network is called and focuses on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning. combines all four of the above-mentioned networks, but is still very much its own. What do you think of this new social platform? How Social Is B2B?

Social Media Comic – WordPress vs The.NET Shop

SocMed Sean

Today’s social media comic is reflective of a conversation I have had with leaders at multiple agencies. Those agencies were so invested in their Microsoft partnerships and being a “ NET shop” that they often overlooked the idea that every solution didn’t require a waterfall development process using.NET. Like these social media comics?

Attenzi – A Social Business Story

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet is in its 40s, the Web is in its 20s, and social media (in its web manifestation) is in its teens. It’s only after decades that we’re beginning to play to digital’s unique properties, moving away for example from folders towards search and discovery, and away from email towards enterprise social networking. I think much the same can be said of social business. Attenzi – A Social Business Story is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

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[SOLVED] WordPress Gives A HTTP Error When Uploading Images To The Media Gallery

SocMed Sean

NOT Microsoft Paint. Blogs Featured Mobile Social Media Tech WordPress content management social social media social networking solution tech tips Web Content Management wordpressIf you’ve been around my blog for long, you know I am a bit of a WordPress fanboy. It’s my favorite CMS and blogging platform, primarily because of the fact that the community of developers who make themes and plugins for WordPress are amazing.

Twitter + Yammer? What could have been…

Danny WhatMough

I’ve been thinking a lot about Enterprise Social Networks recently, and so should you if the figures about the potential size of the market over the next few years are to be believed ($6.4bn by 2016). The news that Yammer has been acquired by Microsoft for $1.2bn therefore shouldn’t come as any surprise. Sure, it is a big sum, but I think this is a smart move by Microsoft. Can Microsoft harness the power of ESNing?

How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Convince & Convert

Is Facebook the New Microsoft? This series of mirrored moves is right out of the Microsoft playbook of the 80s and 90s. No coincidence perhaps that Microsoft owns 10% of Facebook. The rise of the iPhone and iPad while Microsoft essentially ignored mobile computing, is just one example. Social Media Strategy Social Media Tools facebook facebook live medium periscope Social Media Marketing social media strategy social networks twitter twitter mentions

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. Not only leaders in their professional lives, nearly all these women use their social profiles to express their passions outside the workplace, which range from NASCAR, art, travel, billiards, wine and music to community service, politics and, of course, family.

How the New Twitter Moments Change News Discovery

Convince & Convert

On Monday, the social networking giant announced its appointment of co-founder, Jack Dorsey, as CEO. Microsoft Event. Forget the Apple Keynote for the time being, because Microsoft’s October 6 hardware event created a “ magical experience ” for anyone that was watching. In less than two hours, Microsoft introduced a ton of new Windows 10 products, including their Surface Book notebook computer. #SeeTheMomentWhen Twitter Got a New CEO.

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Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

Spread over paid search, video marketing, social media and other online channels , digital is expected to account for more than 46% of all advertising in the next five years. The rules of the game are changing, and establishing a digital presence has gone well beyond having a basic website and occasionally updated social media pages. Be human: Not just social media; be social. It isn’t surprising that they have over 77 million followers on the photo-sharing network.

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Getting Started with Integrating Search and Social Media

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials It’s Time to Think about Integrating Search & Social Media Google and Microsoft’s Bing recently struck deals to incorporate social media into their real-time search results. Microsoft signed deals with both Twitter and Facebook to incorporate tweets and status updates into Bing. Have you integrated search with your social media?

How Distributed Content Can Help Control Social Messaging

Waxing UnLyrical

Yet with social media platforms, oftentimes messaging is controlled by the user. Distributed content is an effective way to have more control over your social messaging. It’s kind of like the social media version of the “telephone” game: the recipient gets a clearer message fewer iterations from the sender. No offense to other social sites , but Facebook is the big deal in social platforms. Guest Post by Jim Dougherty.

Facebook Updates that May Warrant a Marketing Plan Tweak!

Harp Interactive

They are most likely to interact with brands and each other on social networks…especially Facebook where they spend hours on end. It is hard for marketers to keep up with all the developments on Facebook, let alone in the social universe. FB also launched a documents product with Microsoft: designed to share and collaborate online. Open social graph will lead to personalized web experiences and publishers will be able use behavioral targeting.

4 Reasons to Use Social Enterprise Networks for Business


Most people wrongly assume social enterprise networks are simply Facebook for business. If that were the case, Microsoft wouldn’t have dropped $1.2 This month, I surveyed end users to find out how they draw value from going social. Social enterprise platforms move conversations from someone’s inbox to the public, so management has continuous insight into the team’s progress. How do you derive value from social enterprise apps?

10 social sites you might have missed

Direct Marketing Observations

I haven’t supplied you with a post that directs you to some cool social sites lately, for that I apologize. Though you will have to download Microsoft’s Silverlight to really see it in all of its glory. 3) I love this deck, The Tipping Points of Social Media. 4) If your not a fan of Social Media Today, you should be. Tags: social media Social Networks marc meyer

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Five Social Media Predictions for 2010


Here are my five social media predictions for 2010. Location-Based Applications Will Dissolve Into General Social Networks. Location-based applications like Foursquare and Brightkite will not be the darlings of social media as some predict, but will instead turn into features and dissolve into general social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Enterprise Social Software Applications Will Become Commonplace.

On Dependence of 3rd Party Platforms and Leaving the Grid

Direct Marketing Observations

What happens if Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Youtube, Pandora, Verison, Spotify, Evernote, Amazon, Google and Microsoft were to go away? This morning I was looking for someone who I had gotten to know fairly well who essentially created a whole new life for himself around social media. They created a slipstream niche around how to use social media for SMB’s. Did he just decide that social media is so superficial that there has to be something better out there?

List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition

Webbiquity SMM

Jeremiah Owyang recently published a fantastic List of Corporate Social Strategists for 2011 (Buyer/Brand Side) , an impressive compilation of individuals either holding the title or performing the role of corporate social strategist, defined by Jeremiah as “the business decision maker for social media programs – who provides leadership, roadmap definition, and governance; and directly influences the spending on technology vendors and service agencies.&#.

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Top 100 Most Innovative and Influential People in the Web 2.0 World

Bill Hartzer

In the social networking category, Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder of Facebook , beat out Kevin Rose, the Founder of Digg. In the search category, the heads of Google , Microsoft , and Yahoo! Internet Evolution has narrowed down the list into 10 different categories, which include the most innovative and influential people in each category: Social Networking. Stefan Weitz, Director of Search, Microsoft Corp. World: 1) Social Networking.

Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn

Adam Cohen

LinkedIn, one of the established social networks, is making strides in advancing how businesses can leverage the platform to engage followers. This combination of shared with overlaying paid advertising can help brands create a powerful one-two punch on awareness and engagement on a social network that can have a high quality of followers. Customer Engagement LinkedIn Social Media Social Networking(Cross posted on the Fleishman-Hillard DNA blog ).

The Problem with the Social Web

Direct Marketing Observations

Sure we might get a recommendation or suggestion from someone, or we might be motivated by some type of incentive-but ultimately, you make the choice to choose… Two years ago my friend Jason Breed and I created Hashtag Socialmedia - a tweetchat that revolved around talking about the business of social media. In the larger picture of the social web though-there is Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube and blogs. Right now we are stuck in the Me too phase of social.

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity SMM

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. Whether your goal is use LinkedIn to find your next job, market a business product or service, or just expand your professional network, you’ll find helpful guidance below in 20 of the best LinkedIn guides of the past year or so.

Six Social Media Predictions for 2010


About a month ago, I wrote about my five social media predictions for 2010. Social media and careers are covered by prediction #6: “In 2009 we saw a couple of interesting surveys by respected organizations indicating that recruiters are increasingly using or planning to use social media to find and investigate talent. They search social network profiles on Facebook, Twitter, etc.;

Facebook: Too Big to Fail


You have to wonder why the Obama administration isn’t hinting at a bailout for Facebook in the event that the social network’s latest privacy kerfuffle threatens the very vitality of the global poking grid. Regulators are still mostly uncertain as to how current laws apply to social media/networking. Remember Microsoft’s anti-trust problems ? Facebook is no Microsoft by revenue or valuation, but it is in a similar position.

Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+ , a shiny new social network from Google. The network itself is reminiscent of a mix of the best features of FriendFeed , Facebook and a few other networks, and as Kit Eaton pointed out in her Google+ post on Fast Company the network seems positioned to take over from Foursquare , Instagram , Facebook and maybe even Twitter and Quora.

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The Business Behind Facebook


Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Mapping the Social Internet – what part of the world is the most developed? The now 6 years old social network has grown into the world’s largest networking site with more than 500 million users. But the social network didn’t have a clear business model, when it was founded back in 2004.

Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

to a full POP/IMAP supported email account, which means users will be able to configure it with any e-mail client, including Microsoft Outlook, Entourage and Apple’s Mail applications. Facebook should be your social media hub of everything you have from company news, announcing events, offer tutorials, highlight videos, conduct polls and create community around discussions.

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I Hope News Corp Does Block its Content from Google

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk I Hope News Corp Does Block its Content from Google by Adam Sherk on November 23, 2009 More developments in the Rupert Murdoch vs. Google saga today, as the Financial Times reports that discussions have taken place between News Corp and Microsoft on an exclusive deal with Bing that would lead to News Corp blocking its news sites (such as The Wall Street Journal ) from Google.

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Never Has LinkedIn Been More Powerful Than Today

Twist Image

Now, Microsoft has gone and acquired LinkedIn for $26+ billion. Imagine everything from their Office tools to their CRM being plugged into this online social network for professionals. Making connections with the sole desire of trying to extend your network and help others, is going to create a powerful future for yourself. Build your network slowly, with precision and respect the circle of trust that you are building. microsoft. microsoft office.

Videos in Press Releases are Cool – When They Provide Meaningful.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Videos in Press Releases are Cool – If They Provide Meaningful Content by Adam Sherk on July 30, 2009 Executive quotes in press releases are notorious for lacking any kind of substantial information. I commend Microsoft’s PR firm Waggener Edstrom for incorporating video content into the release, but it would have been great if the videos had been more substantial.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Which social media platforms are most effective at influencing buyer behavior? How do the audiences differ across various social networks? How do social media marketing strategies in small businesses differ from those in larger enterprises?

When to Post on Social Media Networks

Bill Hartzer

As you probably know, I am very active on just about all of the social media networks. Probably more active than 90 percent of my social media and search engine optimization colleagues. In fact, it’s been at least 10 years that I’ve been sharing, commenting, and posting on social media and social bookmarking sites. So, when is the best time to post on social media networks? Social media is about meeting their needs in real time!”