Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?

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In order to help you decide, I have compiled a list of the most popular and effective social media channels at your disposal today. I will be following up with an in-depth detailed blog about each social media channel in the coming weeks. Sorry it’s a little long, but I hope this will help you… A few tips: Tip #1: Look into each social media channel and determine which will work best for your business.

Happy Social Media Day - June 30th

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Are We Addicted To Social Media? Main | Jakes Take: TV On The Internet » June 30, 2010 Happy Social Media Day - June 30th Today is the first-ever Social Media Day , an unofficial holiday created by Mashable to "celebrate the revolution of media becoming social." Video URL : [link] ] Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

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Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/18-1/22

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « We Interrupt This Lifecast: Syndication Overload (Part 2) | Main | Youtube Tuesday: Lost Generation » January 22, 2010 Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/18-1/22 Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader.

YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media?

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Social Media Weekly: 5 Stories You Need to Read | Main | Jakes Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas » June 22, 2010 YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media? A great video that in 2 minutes shares 10 key reasons why brands should be aware of social media. I particularly enjoy the "Social Media Playtime Is Now Officially Over" message at the end.

6 Newfangled Social Media Tools Worth Discovering

Convince & Convert

Tweet I’m not really sure how all of these guys are going to make a living, but there sure as hell is no shortage of innovation in social media. Earlier this year, I wrote a post called 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today , which documented the stuff that helps me do my job. As always, however, a new batch of raw recruits have shown up to take the place of the fallen in the infantry of social media tools. social media tools Arkayne Curate.us

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Firebelly at Brainstorming & Social Media Optimization Summits

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Helpful Facebook Places for Business Articles | Main | 5 Helpful Social Search Articles » September 02, 2010 Firebelly at Brainstorming & Social Media Optimization Summits Brainstorming and Social Media Optimization Summits run simultaneously in Dallas, TX from September 15-17.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media. My thoughts on 18 different topics, with some social media humor sprinkled in. Social media takes time and energy. 3) Social media is about people.

What the F**k is Social Media NOW?

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Coleman Campsite: The Original Social Networking Site | Main | How One Unhappy Customer Multiplies Across Social Media » July 16, 2010 What the F**k is Social Media NOW? Fridays fun find is an excellent presentation on Slideshare called What the F**k is Social Media NOW? Its a sequel to the original What the F**k is Social Media?

Social Media News: Top 5 Stories of the Week

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Jakes Take: Facebook Hits The Big 5-0-0 | Main | YouTube Tuesday: The Social Network Trailer » July 23, 2010 Social Media News: Top 5 Stories of the Week Below are our top 5 social media stories from this week that we wouldnt want you to miss (besides Facebook hitting 500 users ): Three Social Marketing Mistakes That Could Tank Your Campaign What makes a social marketing campaign fail?

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5 Helpful Social Media Must Reads

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Firebelly VP Co-Authors Corporate Blogging for Dummies (Out Now!) | Main | Firebelly at Blog Indiana » August 13, 2010 5 Helpful Social Media Must Reads Tweet 1. Is A Social Crash Coming? By Chris Brogan Social networks push human interaction to the utmost limits. Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

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Twitter is top social media channel among Fortune 500

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Facebook Stories From This Week You Need To Read | Main | Firebelly Work: J.C. The number one ranked company, Exxon Mobil, does not have a Twitter account. Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/11-1/15

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 4 Ways To Celebrate MLK Day With Social Media | Main | Youtube Tuesday: ESCP Europe Human Experience » January 15, 2010 Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/11-1/15 Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader.

How One Unhappy Customer Multiplies Across Social Media

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « What the F**k is Social Media NOW? Main | Jakes Take: Facebook Hits The Big 5-0-0 » July 22, 2010 How One Unhappy Customer Multiplies Across Social Media While shopping for new tires last night, I overheard a woman and the tire store manager (let's call him "Todd") getting into an argument. Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

3 Stories That Rocked The Social Media World This Week

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « YouTube Tuesday: The Social Network Trailer | Main | Ball Memorial Hospitals Facebook Nightmare » July 30, 2010 3 Stories That Rocked The Social Media World This Week Below are the top 3 stories that rocked the social media world this week. Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

Social Media Marketing Checklist from SES Chicago

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Cyber Monday Is Here! What are your marketing/business goals for your social media marketing? What forms of social media will you use and why? What dedicated resources will you allocate for your social media programs - both financial and headcount? Allow your listening activities to determine what forms of social media you will use.

Social Media Citizens Hate BP + 4 Other Social Media News Items

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « United Way of Central Indiana Recognized for their Social Media Efforts | Main | Wendys "Treat it Forward" on Facebook, Twitter & Foursquare for Fathers Day Frosty Weekend » June 11, 2010 Social Media Citizens Hate BP + 4 Other Social Media News Items Do social media citizens hate BP for more than just the oil spill?

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Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media. Social media. Whether youre socializing on Facebook , updating Twitter , or just adding a new bookmark to Ma.gnolia , social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Thats why many of todays colleges and universities are now offering "social media" classes as an option for their students. Welcome to Social Media U. social networking.

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Social Media Bootcamp: Facebook For Business

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « YouTube Tuesday: Digital Ethnography | Main | 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week » March 03, 2010 Social Media Bootcamp: Facebook For Business This past Saturday, I presented Facebook for Business at Hoosier PRSAs Social Media Bootcamp and wanted to share it with our readers as well.

Social Media Marketing Madness [Cartoon]

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Facebook Fans Mean Business (And Are More Likely to Buy) | Main | Hook A Facebook Fan Up: Theyre Looking For Discounts » March 19, 2010 Social Media Marketing Madness [Cartoon] It has been uber busy in the Firebelly office this week. Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

50 Ways Marketers use Social Media to Improve Their Marketing

Harp Interactive

Social media isn’t always the right tool for the job. Over the last three days, I’ve spoken to four HUGE brands in America that are considering social media for one project or another, and there are many more out there working on how these tools might integrate into their business needs. Add social bookmark links to your most important web pages and/or blog posts to improve sharing. Collect case studies of social media success.

Top 200 Social Media Sites by Niche | Freelance Social Media

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Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Top 200 Social Media Sites by Niche by cinta5 on October 6, 2008 Tyler over at SMMGuru offered up the top 198 social media sites. Owner of LangfordMedia Blog Twitter blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: Google Updates Analytics Favicon Next post: So just how much do social media consultants get paid? Media.

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social media marketing's good news

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Twitterese — The new way to speak online | Main | Too much flash turns google off » November 13, 2009 social media marketings good news Interview with Dave Evan, Digital Voodoo and author of social media marketing, one hour a day Here's a quick recap of the video. Social Search. Lastly, social research is emerging as an area to watch carefully.

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United Way of Central Indiana Recognized for their Social Media.

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « YouTube Tuesday: I Can Make You Go Viral! Main | Social Media Citizens Hate BP + 4 Other Social Media News Items » June 10, 2010 United Way of Central Indiana Recognized for their Social Media Efforts We want to congratulate United Way of Central Indiana  who was recognized for their social marketing efforts in the special Corporate Citizenship insert of the Indianapolis Business Journal this week. 

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YouTube Tuesday: I'm A Social Media Guru!

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « How Grandma Reads Your Facebook Updates & 4 Other Social Media Stories | Main | BP Facebook Sentiment » May 25, 2010 YouTube Tuesday: Im A Social Media Guru! Several of our clients came to Firebelly after having negative experiences with a wide variety the "social media gurus" out there.

Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014

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Social media networks were a novelty 5 years ago, but today their importance is no longer debated. Yes, businesses have definitely realized the power of social media and accepted that social media marketing has to be part of their marketing and PR mix. In Social Media Examiner’s 2013 End of Year Report, marketers now place very high value on social media marketing: 86% of marketers stated that social media is important for their business.

8 Ways Businesses Should Use Social Media

Kikolani

Many businesses hear about the advantages of social media in terms of marketing their products or services, but some forget to look at other major benefits of social media beyond finding leads or making a sale. Here are eight ways that businesses can use social media to learn more about themselves and their industry as well as get more involved with their clients and communities interested in what they have to offer. Social Mention.

4 Ways To Celebrate MLK Day With Social Media

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « We Interrupt This Lifecast: Syndication Overload (Part 1) | Main | Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/11-1/15 » January 14, 2010 4 Ways To Celebrate MLK Day With Social Media Originally posted on January 16, 2009. Below are 4 ways you can celebrate his legacy with social media.

Social Media Weekly: 5 Stories You Need to Read

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Wendys "Treat it Forward" on Facebook, Twitter & Foursquare for Fathers Day Frosty Weekend | Main | YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media? » June 18, 2010 Social Media Weekly: 5 Stories You Need to Read Has your business turned into a free clinic? What are the 20 questions you should ask yourself regarding your social media efforts?

Firebelly Work: Social Media Optimization Summits

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Teens & Young Adults Prefer Facebook Over Blogs | Main | The Battle (and Blending) of Social and Search Rages On » February 10, 2010 Firebelly Work: Social Media Optimization Summits Firebelly is excited to be working with Multifamily Pro , a Florida-based provider of tools, forms, information, and publications that support the multifamily industry and its leading professionals.

Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

Tomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media. I will be using a version of The Social Media Game , an interactive learning process originally developed by my darling colleague Beth Kantor a few years ago. It just shows you how much app and platform development continues in the sphere of online social networks and mobile options. Social Network. Mobile Texting.

Social Media & The Super Bowl

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read | Main | Teens & Young Adults Prefer Facebook Over Blogs » February 02, 2010 Social Media & The Super Bowl Companies love to entertain us with their 30 second spots during the Super Bowl. Marketers and companies know this and are hoping to extend their 30 seconds with consumers into longer lasting relationships on social networks.

Are We Addicted To Social Media?

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Jakes Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas | Main | Happy Social Media Day - June 30th » June 25, 2010 Are We Addicted To Social Media? Its Flickr Friday here on the Firebelly blog and this weeks pic is an infographic about peoples addiction to social media - their compulsion to check Facebook and their need to tweet.

How to Succeed on Social Media When You Have No Idea What You’re Doing

Rebekah Radice

How do you define social media success? Even when you have no idea what you’re doing, you can still create success on social media. Today I launch a new book, “ Social Media Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide to Social Media Success.” And believe me, since hopping on social media in 2004 – I’ve learned a lot! Social Media Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategic Growth.

How Grandma Reads Your Facebook Updates & 4 Other Social Media Stories

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Two Easy Ways To Still Get People To Your Facebook Landing Tab | Main | YouTube Tuesday: Im A Social Media Guru! » May 21, 2010 How Grandma Reads Your Facebook Updates & 4 Other Social Media Stories Why is it important to avoid putting all of your social marketing eggs in one basket? How easy is it make your blog or website mobile friendly?

Top 3 Ways to Maximize Your Sucess with Social Media

Bill Hartzer

The explosion of the internet and social media may be the fastest change in human history. No longer are individuals passively listening and viewing advertisements; now they’re “twittering&# and posting their opinions on Facebook along with other social media sites. For little companies, social media’s ever-emerging presence is really a dramatic game-changer that can have a large impact on their bottom line.

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

With the amount of helpful content about social media marketing growing faster than Facebook’s user base or Lindsay Lohan’s court appearances, it’s tough to keep up. Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics and Guides. Building Social Bookmarking Networks 101 by Search Engine Journal. What is Social Media Optimization and Why Should I Care? 30 Tips: The Productivity Guide of Social Media by WebStudio 13.

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social media marketing might be for you (and it might not)

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Objectified: Our Relationship with Manufactured Objects and, by Extension, the People who Design Them. Does social media marketing fit your company's approach to business? Make sure that social media fits in your overall marketing mix. So social media marketing may be right for your company.

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Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile makes appearance in Hawaii | Akamai.

Akamai Marketing

Hawaii is celebrating its 50th year as a state this year, the Weiner mobile started in 1936, making the Weinermobile the older of the two. Oscar Meyer’s stunt is perhaps the oldest and longest running mobile marketing campaign in the country. With 8 mobiles + the new mini Weiner mobile, cruising throughout the country hitting county fairs and grocery stores, its no wonder this continues to be a favorite with com munities. What’s your social currency?

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Don't try to fight it. Social media is here to stay.

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Content Update: Stories connect Us | Main | Objectified: Our Relationship with Manufactured Objects and, by Extension, the People who Design Them. Social media is here to stay. Social media has officially invadedpopular culture. There’s only one explanation: Social media is so engrainedin our society that it’s being written into popular TV shows. Social media is here to stay.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. 500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy. Now that social media has advanced from the “should we do it?&# How should you integrate social media with other marketing tactics like email?

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