[Comic] Social Media Security Fail
NOVEMBER 21, 2012
You’re asking for social media fun and frivolity with your Facebook or Twitter account. Facebook Featured Humor Mobile People Social Media Twitter best practices facebook security social media social networking tech tipsEver had this happen to you? The first thought is “oh no…my Facebook account has been hacked!” Cheers!
Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?
JULY 24, 2012
Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. My latest favorite buzzword that is invading both the business and social vocabulary is “Agile” As an ex-software developer, it makes me giggle a little when people use it incorrectly. Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace – Social media is a long-term commitment.
BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business
FEBRUARY 3, 2013
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.
[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?
MARCH 10, 2013
Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account. So, you’ve registered all your social media channels, do you know what to do with them? How would that help your bottom line? Cheers!
Social Media Automation 101
A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right
Cartoon: Speaking Social Media
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Working in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was so full of social media lingo and jargon that it was like a whole new language. Use business terms and explain how social media works using stories and case studies. Frighten me?
Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter
APRIL 5, 2012
Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision. By blocking social media sites, employers are limiting their employees ability to collaborate with others in their industry.
Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?
APRIL 17, 2012
Too many folks get caught up in the numbers game when it comes to social media. They use numbers like “friends”, “followers” and…ewww…”Klout” to determine whether they are doing social right. Heaven knows that it doesn’t tell you whether you’re engaging in social media properly. Maybe. Maybe not. Cheers!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Social Media Explained Through Coffee
APRIL 12, 2013
If you don’t “get” social media, grab a cup of coffee and walk through each of these steps and maybe this infographic will help you bridge the gap If, after reviewing it, you still don’t get social media…at least you have a cup of coffee. Right? Cheers! –Sean.
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.
Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?
MAY 25, 2012
I appreciate Matt taking the time to share an interesting experience he had with outsourcing social media management! If you’re thinking about turning over the keys to your social channels to a 3rd party agency, read Matt’s post and think carefully about who you choose. Thanks again to Matt for sharing his experience with outsourcing social media.
Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink
SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information. Here are a few steps I took to keep from spending too much time with my digital relationships and not enough time in real life: Schedule your time…and stick to it – I consistently spend 1 hour in the morning and 2 hours at night to work in the social space. Cheers! –Sean.
The Secret Formula To Social Media Success (shhh…don’t tell)
JANUARY 21, 2012
There is no doubt that 2012 is going to be THE year of social media. Hand social media activities over to a junior staff member or intern with no communications experience. Those are all important factors in how NOT to engage in social media. The good news is, if you can add and subtract, you can succeed in social. A formula for social media success.
What Do Your Social Media Updates Say About You?
NOVEMBER 4, 2012
One of my favorite social media myths is that it’s easy. To engage in social correctly, so few understand the time, effort, budget and commitment that it takes. Have examples of social media habits that just shouldn’t be shared ? Take a moment and step back and look at your updates like others might see them. Feel free to drop them into a comment!
Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink
MAY 29, 2012
As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals. I thought I’d capture a view into that craziness in my latest social media comic.
Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts
DECEMBER 21, 2011
I recently participate in an Twitter chat where the conversation turned to whether or not it’s a good idea to automate social media activities. Do you automate your social media activities? Blogs Facebook Featured Humor LinkedIn People Social Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices cartoon social media social networking strategy tips
Can Good Social Media Customer Service Help You Grow Your Brand?
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Stan is an online writer and a social media enthusiast who loves to write about the latest social media trends. However, many businesses using social media to brand themselves fail to offer this staple. What Happens Without Customer Service Issues Pile Up: On social media sites, a popular business can expect a lot of traffic daily.
[COMIC] Parenting In The Age Of Social Media
JANUARY 27, 2013
During the teen years, we have to worry about sex, drugs, and peer pressure and now the digital era has brought along new issues like sexting, online bullying and a host of other problems that come with social media. But social media doesn’t have to just be a difficulty for parents. Parenting is tough. Image courtesy of bbaunach via Creative Commons. Cheers!
Cupcakes And Controversy: A Lesson In Business Social Media Etiquette
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
This week we welcome guest blogger Amy Stewart, Senior Manager of Social Media Strategy for Intouch Solutions & author of great Kansas City-focused blog at beyondtheplazalights.com. Celebrate: They could have shared news about the new partnership in an exciting way through their social media channels without mentioning the old one. Share it in a comment!
Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media
MAY 1, 2012
Today’s post comes from Laura Clarke,a blogger and lover of all things social media. Laura currently works on behalf of Sentiment Metrics, a leading provider of social media management software. I appreciate Laura sharing her thoughts/experiences with customer engagement via social media channels! But how do you know if someone has posted about you?
Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book
JUNE 26, 2012
Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload ! But ignoring social media outright definitely isn’t a good strategy. Need some help determining some business objectives that you might be able to leverage social media to accomplish?
SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted last, but that’s what happens when your full-time job is leading a social media team. So…apologies for the break, but the good news is there a LOT of great posts and social media comics coming soon. If you recall, Salesforce purchased Radian6 a while back and recently announced that they purchased Buddy Media.
The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media
Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations
Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic
MARCH 18, 2012
Remember, the more you clean up those old posts the more they will pay you back with increased search engine traffic or organic traffic from social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Blogs Featured Social Media Tech best practices blog social media social networking tips usability wordpressAhhhh Spring! Do you have too many widgets? There you go! Cheers!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Do Teens Prefer Social Media To Real Life?
JANUARY 1, 2013
This infographic and the underlying study provides some interesting insights as to whether teens prefer to chat face-to-face or via social media channels like Facebook or Twitter. Facebook Featured Google+ People Social Media Twitter facebook infographic social social media social networking teens textingMany adults feel that teens are making a shift from in-person communications to digital ones.
2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics
MARCH 23, 2013
It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. If you haven’t already, also be sure to check out my roundup of social media comics and cartoons that I created in 2011. Comic: The ‘Always On’ Nature Of Mobile And Social Media 25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?
[COMIC] Who Is Running Your Social Media Channels? Is It Your Intern?
JANUARY 5, 2013
Are you willing to risk your company reputation by putting an intern in charge of your social media channels? Would you be prepared if their activities sparked a social media crisis for your company? Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices cartoon comic facebook humor social media social networking strategy
Social Media Comic: The Technophobe
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Featured Humor Mobile People Social Media Tech cartoon comic comic strip facebook humor mobile social media social networking Twitter wordpress YouTube Anyone else run into technophobes in their digital lives? You know…the one who never wanted to be on “the Interweb” or thinks that “the YouTube” is just about cats on skateboards?
Comic: The ‘Always On’ Nature Of Mobile And Social Media
JULY 10, 2012
Social and mobile…they go together like peanut butter and jelly. And the reduced price of smartphones and data plans means that our social channels tend to go wherever our mobile devices go. But the downsides comes with the addictive nature that comes with blending social and mobile. ” And the addictive nature of mobile and social can impact your health, too.
How To Develop And Execute A Social Media Strategy For Free
MAY 24, 2013
The same concept can certainly be applied to other things that you want or value in life and it certainly applies to the development and execution a social media strategy. With respect to social media, I’d adjust the statement to say: “If you want a social media strategy that performs, dedicate resources that will perform.” Cheers!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Peer Pressure Can Be Multiplied Through the Social Media
JANUARY 30, 2013
Today’s guest blog post comes from Mary Tyler, who writes about parenting, social media & addiction at [link]. If you find this post interesting, be sure to also check out the article on whether teens prefer social media to real life. Healthy social interaction and participation among peers is important for a healthy lifestyle.
Thou Shalt Not Auto-Direct Message On Twitter
JUNE 7, 2012
I’m going to go on my soapbox just one more time in the hopes that this message goes viral , spreads through the Interwebs, and finally convinces every “online marketer”, “ social media guru ” and “eBook entrepreneur” that they should, once-and-for-all, turn off Twitter auto-direct messaging. So…one last plea to the masses. Cheers!
Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – Do You Talk To Your Kids About Their Digital Behaviors?
APRIL 22, 2012
So what does this have to do with social media? I’m pretty sure that social media has replaced rock and roll as the complex issues facing parents, today. Too often, when I tell other parents that I’m the Director of Social Media for a digital agency , I get a blank stare and a request for clarification of what I do that goes something like “Does that mean you play on Facebook all day?” Do your kids know what social media is?” Facebook Featured Mobile People Social Media Twitter best practices security social media social networking tips
The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.
JUNE 21, 2012
Not just from researching and writing articles, but form the comments/feedback that I have received and the conversations that have been sparked with others via social networks like Twitter. I originally started at IntranetExperience.com and eventually moved over here to SocMedSean.com to expand my writings beyond internal social networks to both internal and external. Stop caring.
Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!
APRIL 14, 2012
[Solved] Posting Photos To Instagram From Your Desktop
FEBRUARY 17, 2013
I’ve stumbled across another one of those social media tasks that should be soooo simple, yet isn’t. After returning from a much-needed family vacation from social media via a Disney cruise to the Bahamas, I now have tons of photos stored on my digital camera. Well…it’s happened again. So, I turned to Google for ways to post my photos. Cheers!
Social Media Funny Friday: Liking Your Own Posts
MARCH 22, 2013
Social Media Funny Friday for today. A reminder that it’s a bit on the creepy side when you “Like” or “Favorite” your own status updates on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Facebook Humor Instagram LinkedIn Social Media Twitter best practices facebook instagram social media social networking tips