Dave Fleet

Six important shifts for social media in 2012

Dave Fleet

I’m currently reading a book that points to a multi-national company having 27,000 Twitter followers as an indication of social media success. It’s hard to believe we’re about to tick over to another calendar year.

25 Suggestions For How To Use Twitter

Dave Fleet

Twitter sent an email around to users yesterday, giving four suggestions for getting the most out of Twitter in 2011: Follow your interests: Follow the people who share your passions. Ask your Twitter friends for recommendations on who to go with. Twitter how to

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Six essential shifts in social media strategy

Dave Fleet

Gone are the days when the GMOOT (Get Me One Of Those) approach will get you anywhere – simply having a Twitter account, or a Facebook Page, isn’t enough. We’ve reached a critical point in the evolution of social media as a business tool.

Forrester: Email and search drive online sales, not social

Dave Fleet

Research recently released by Forrester entitled “ The Purchase Path of Online Buyers in 2012 ” indicates that email and search dominate the online space in driving online sales. Social media, says the report, drives less than 1% of online sales.

Reflections on the changing digital agency environment

Dave Fleet

Companies realized the opportunity presented by engaging with their customers through these new channels, but we were still in a time when simply creating a Twitter or Facebook account would make headlines. Twitter is following closely behind.

Blogger relations – you’re doing it wrong

Dave Fleet

On Monday, August 13, [PR agency] announced three new SEO / Social Media / Press Release Packages starting at $790 per month, bringing an affordable solution to businesses needing a strong online presence via Facebook, Twitter, WordPress blog and press releases.

Facebook Timeline for Brands: Curation and Palpitation

Dave Fleet

Monitoring , because conversations could easily shift from your Facebook page to other online channels (blogs, forums, Twitter, etc). Lots of attention has been put on the new Facebook Pages layout since fMC, with people displaying differing perspectives.

Don’t Be Fooled By Last-Click Analysis Of Social Media

Dave Fleet

When you’re using Facebook or Twitter, for example, are you often looking for a link to take me to the best place to purchase something? For example, today I asked Twitter whether I should buy a LiveScribe pen so I could capture my notes in Evernote : ?.

Yeah, Well Your Agency Is Killing Unicorns

Dave Fleet

I could point to Facebook pages we manage with hundreds of thousands or even millions of fans; or to multiple highly-engaged Twitter accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers, and use that as evidence you that only PR agencies can do this well.

10 Social Media Lessons From Home Improvement

Dave Fleet

Tweet If we’re connected on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed me posting a lot about the renovations we’re currently conducting on our new house.

Startups: No, You Don’t Need To Hire A Social Media Experts

Dave Fleet

Don’t hire people who tell you Twitter will solve all your problems. My eye was caught this weekend by a post from Francis Tan, asking whether startups need to hire social media experts.

Why You Should Tweet During a Crisis

Dave Fleet

That’s why I was really interested to see a note from Shashi Bellamkonda on the Social CRM Pioneers group , pointing to some interesting research by Microsoft and Psychster on the effect of companies acknowledging issues via Twitter on the actions and perceptions of customers.

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Video: Thoughts on Social CRM for Small Businesses

Dave Fleet

A few interesting notes from the interview: Unlike most other business tools, social CRM is largely derived from consumer-related tools – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs etc., Tweet. Social CRM is a hot topic right now.

Trust in 2012: 4 Implications for Social Media

Dave Fleet

There’s a dichotomy here, quite possibly because “social media” means different things to different people – plenty of people think of Twitter as a bunch of people talking about their lunch; I think of it as my industry peers discussing trends (and the occasional LOLcat).

57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

Dave Fleet

Twitter Guidelines. A Twitter Code of Conduct. Over time I’ve found myself doing more and more foundational work for organizations looking to dip their toes into social media. One of the key elements of this work, in my opinion, is creating a social media policy that fits well with the organization’s goals, culture and risk tolerance. But where to start? As it happens, lots of organizations publish their social media guidelines online, ready for you to review and use yourself.

Three Ways To Wag The Long Tail Of Content

Dave Fleet

As someone pointed out to me on Twitter, Google “good communications plan” and this post is the top result. Tweet.

SXSW 2011: Strong on Networking; Less on Content

Dave Fleet

Twitter got its big break-through at SXSW in 2007. I just arrived home from South by Southwest Interactive after six days down in Austin, Texas.

Burger King Twitter Hacking: Take A Chill Pill

Dave Fleet

Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked today, with the hacker turning the company’s Twitter page into an offensive mock-up of a McDonalds Twitter channel. If Burger King needed to go through Twitter to to pull the account down, how long it took them to respond.

Facebook Strategies: Content Over Creative

Dave Fleet

In an age of Twitter streams and Facebook news feeds, it’s no longer enough to post the right content in the right place. Tweet Are you focusing your Facebook investment in the right place?

A Digital Lens on the U.S. Election

Dave Fleet

Twitter Triumphs over The New York Times”. One piece of Richard’s analysis got me thinking: his statement that “Twitter Triumphs over The New York Times.” If you’re not familiar with the phenomenon, the top social networks – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – all allow users to ‘follow’ other people whose content then provides the basis for what they see when they log in to those services. One day after the U.S.

Thoughts on Disconnecting

Dave Fleet

Going from 300+ emails a day to none; waking up in the morning and not checking Twitter and Facebook; and not feeling like I should be Twitpic-ing photos of the sunset on the coast was completely refreshing. Tweet. You may have noticed that things have been quieter than usual here recently.

47 Books For Your 2011 Reading List

Dave Fleet

Once again, I reached out for suggestions – this time to people on Twitter. Tweet Looking for books to populate your reading list for 2011? Here are a few to think about.

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Compete Responds To Criticism

Dave Fleet

While I (and several people on Twitter) wasn’t thrilled with the tone of “you are well down the long tail of the internet&# (which sends a message of “just wanted to remind you you’re nothing to us&# ), I took Matt up on his offer and emailed their support address: Hi, I’m reaching out following a tweet from your twitter account regarding a recent blog post of mine ( [link] ).

5 Ways to Digitize Santa

Dave Fleet

Santa already has a Twitter account – @Santa. Oh, and get a decent Twitter background! Tweet It’s nearly time for Santa to round up those reindeer and hit the skies for another round of gift-giving.

Four Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Campaign Sucks

Dave Fleet

TV, radio and print advertising lets you do that; Facebook, Twitter and blogs don’t. Listen; engage; develop. That’s the three-step approach we recommend companies take when it comes to approaching social media marketing activities for their organization.

Seven Social Media Insights on CES

Dave Fleet

your blog, Twitter, Facebook etc) but also by mining your databases for people and companies that you want to connect with at the event and seeting-up meetings with them ahead of time. By now you’ve probably had more than your fill of analysis from the many, many products and announcements revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Monday Morning Reads: Mobile Apps; LoTR Revisited; Funky SEO

Dave Fleet

TechCrunch: Twitter Reinstates UberSocial And Twidroyd, UberMedia iPhone Apps Still Under Review. In the latest turn in the UberTwitter tale, Twitter has reinstated several UberMedia apps, saying that steps have been taken to address the ToU violations.

5 Steps to Thinking More Socially About Communications

Dave Fleet

Launching a Facebook Page or Twitter account for a campaign then turning it off at the end of the campaign is akin, in traditional digital terms, to building an email list with a campaign then just deleting it once the campaign is done.

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HOW TO: Read 26 Books A Year

Dave Fleet

The other day I asked my Twitter friends what I should read in 2011. Tweet Late in 2009, Julien Smith’s fantastic approach to reading inspired me to set an ambitious target for this year: to read one book every two weeks throughout the year.

Remembering Michael O’Connor Clarke

Dave Fleet

The impact of his passing on his community can be seen with a simple Twitter search for his name , as tributes pour in from around the world. Michael O’Connor Clarke passed away this morning, sadly losing his battle with the esophagael cancer that he was diagnosed with this summer.

Monday Morning Reads: TweetDeck, Black Hat SEO, Facebook Pages

Dave Fleet

Bill Gross’ Twitter Ecosystem Empire Just Acquired TweetDeck. Twitter has benefited immensely from a thriving developer ecosystem. Happy Valentines Day!

Correlation/Causality Confusion

Dave Fleet

Not surprisingly, these reports are pretty popular – they possess two desirable attributes: They offer easy-to-digest, soundbite-sized nuggets of information – perfect for short-form media such as Twitter. As the social media space slowly matures, we’re starting to see more and more reports released by companies offering insight into the ebbs and flows of peoples’ behaviour online.

Sysomos Audience Moves Towards Measuring Social Media ROI

Dave Fleet

While Sysomos doesn’t currently pull user profiles in, it’s only a small step from there to linking a Twitter or Blogger profile into things and having a complete record of your visitors’ browsing habits.

Thoughts on Boston

Dave Fleet

I saw the early reports emerge on Twitter, and soon enough there was almost nothing else in my feeds. I don’t know what I’m going to write here today; I just know that I need to write something – to get it out of my head – after the horror of yesterday. Close to home.

Thoughts on Boston

Dave Fleet

I saw the early reports emerge on Twitter, and soon enough there was almost nothing else in my feeds. Tweet. I don’t know what I’m going to write here today; I just know that I need to write something – to get it out of my head – after the horror of yesterday.

Unethical Social Media at its Worst: Rob Ford’s Fake Twitter Account

Dave Fleet

Fraser Macdonald allegedly established a fake Twitter account ( @QueensQuayKaren ), with a bio that claimed ‘Karen’ was a “downtown Toronto gal who likes politics, my cat Mittens, and a good book,&# and pretended to be a supporter of rival candidate George Smitherman.

Five Reasons You Should Go To The Next Third Tuesday Toronto

Dave Fleet

For a while, his Twitter account ( @Ont_Ombudsman ) was (transparently) manned by a member of his staff, with occasional appearances from the man himself, but over time he grew more and more involved to the point where it’s now the reverse.

A Closer Look At The New Radian6 Engagement Console Features

Dave Fleet

For example, want to remove the ability to launch a personal FB stack and restrict the ability to respond on Twitter stacks – you can now do that. Tweet Earlier this week I posted a review of some new features Radian6 has incorporated into its online dashboard.

Using Social Media to Protect Your Reputation

Dave Fleet

At the same time, one of the SVPs has just seen that a local financial community influencer with nearly 10,000 loyal Twitter followers has just posted a message slamming the product. Reputation management through social media is a hot topic right now.

Book Review – UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging.

Dave Fleet

Tweet If you’re a regular Twitter user, Scott Stratten can be hard to miss at times (ok, always). The self-proclaimed “Jedi for social media,” with a big online mouth and an even bigger following, Scott provokes strong reactions from people.