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91% Of Hiring Mangers Use Social Networking To Screen

91% Of Hiring Mangers Use Social Networking To Screen | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
In a study of 300 hiring managers and recruiters, Palo Alto-based social networking monitoring service Reppler reports that 76% of hiring managers look at applicants' Facebook profiles.
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Why Facebook's New Metrics are A Big Plus for Brands

Why Facebook's New Metrics are A Big Plus for Brands | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"...never have there been so many significant changes announced in such a short space of time before.
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Facebook Platform Changes, Part 2: Pages

Facebook Platform Changes, Part 2: Pages | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
At its recent f8 developers' conference, Facebook announced extensive changes to its platform, including changes to personal "Profiles" and business-oriented "Pages." I described the changes to Profiles in last week's article.
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A Social News App That Exposes Everything You Read

A Social News App That Exposes Everything You Read | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.
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What A Good Social Media Marketer Already Knows

What A Good Social Media Marketer Already Knows | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Being a productive social media marketer can be overwhelming at times, but there's a few distinct characteristics that identifies the ones who get it. Do you get it?
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Why Richard Branson Always Makes Time for Social Media

Why Richard Branson Always Makes Time for Social Media | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Between meeting with climate entrepreneurs, checking out new space vehicles and hobnobbing with pop stars, Richard Branson still finds time to tweet. We asked him why it's so important for CEOs to stay social.
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The benefits of social media in an emergency [Infographic] - The ...

The benefits of social media in an emergency [Infographic] - The ... | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Today, Visual.ly published this great infographic, titled "In Case of Emergency, Use Social Media."...
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Coca-Cola Replaces Brand With Fan Names For Viral Campaign

Coca-Cola Replaces Brand With Fan Names For Viral Campaign | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola are known for their innovative and viral campaigns and are aiming to repeat its success through its next offering which aims to bring people together by linking them with their product.
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Facebook’s New Advertising Strategy Is Brilliant and Unexpected

Facebook’s New Advertising Strategy Is Brilliant and Unexpected | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Facebook and Google get compared a lot these days, but with its new advertising strategy, Facebook is adapting Google’s ad strategy to its social media.
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Google Ads Receive User Experience Enhancements [video]

Google Ads Receive User Experience Enhancements [video] | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"Google’s pay per click ads are getting a slight make over right now as well. Giving users much more to click on than just a simple text ad. Everything from Internet site links, Google +1 buttons and much more.
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TED Starts Search for Ads Worth Spreading

TED Starts Search for Ads Worth Spreading | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Can a compelling advertisement be as powerful as a remarkable idea? TED believes so. For the second year running, the idea-spreading non-profit is seeking the top 10 most fascinating advertisements worth spreading.
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5 Things You Positively Must Know About Reputation Management

5 Things You Positively Must Know About Reputation Management | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"Online reputation management is critically important, but relatively simple to develop. It requires three things: planning, proactive listening–and a clear and well-defined response mechanism.
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When It Comes To Brands, Consumers Use Social Media For This More Than Anything Else

When It Comes To Brands, Consumers Use Social Media For This More Than Anything Else | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Most people use social media to see what other people are saying about their favorite brands, products or services.
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Social Media is a Waste of Time

Social Media is a Waste of Time | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
But an online marketing expert explains how you can make Facebook, Twitter, and Groupon, among others, work for your small business.
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“Likes do not equal friends” and other social media lessons…

“Likes do not equal friends” and other social media lessons… | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Whenever a company opens up on social media for the first time, there is an inherent sense of fear : an awareness that you’re about to venture into the unknown and that whatever happens, whichever way it goes, the public will be watching.
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Top 10 Signs You Need To Retool Your Business

Top 10 Signs You Need To Retool Your Business | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
The folks at Heller Communications Design have this wonderful "About" page that has some pointers on when a potential client should hire them.
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38 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started In Marketing

38 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started In Marketing | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

Ah, youth. 13 years ago I started my company with a spare room in my house, a credit card (limit: $1500) and a computer (Pentium 75 mhz, Windows 95).I was out of my mind

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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote a Festival - Search Engine ...

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote a Festival - Search Engine ... | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Social media offers the perfect way to promote a large festival, whether it's a music, art, corporate, or other event. Many people attend festival...
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3 Reasons VoIP Phones Make Sense for Small Businesses

3 Reasons VoIP Phones Make Sense for Small Businesses | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Chris Moody leads the marketing efforts for Phonebooth.com, a leading small business phone systems provider built by smart software guys. He frequently guest lectures at local universities, discussing social media and new marketing methods.
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5 Brands That Are Surprisingly Successful on Facebook

5 Brands That Are Surprisingly Successful on Facebook | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
The Digital Marketing Series is supported by HubSpot, an inbound marketing software company based in Cambridge, Mass., that makes a full platform of marketing software, including social media management tools.
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5 SEO Strategies When Naming and Branding Your Company

5 SEO Strategies When Naming and Branding Your Company | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Rather than place all your branding eggs in the keyword basket, build a company brand identity that leverages multiple online channels.
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Why is Facebook's Hybrid News Feed Inspiring More Interaction?

Why is Facebook's Hybrid News Feed Inspiring More Interaction? | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
When Facebook launched its newest redesign two weeks ago, it collapsed the news feed, formerly divided into "top news" and "recent news," into a single hybrid news feed.
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Is Dropbox Really The World's 5th Most Valuable Startup?

Is Dropbox Really The World's 5th Most Valuable Startup? | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Dropbox, the online file sync and sharing service, was recently named 5th in a list of the The World's Most Valuable Startups by Business Insider.
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While Facebook Changes, Google+ Grows... A Lot

While Facebook Changes, Google+ Grows... A Lot | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
The topic of conversation in the social media space for the past week or so has been about the changes Facebook announced last week during it f8 Conference.
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HOW TO: Reduce the Spam in Your Inbox, Mailbox and Voicemail

HOW TO: Reduce the Spam in Your Inbox, Mailbox and Voicemail | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Pretty much anyone — man, woman or child — has at some point received an email telling them they weren’t sufficiently endowed. This is spam, and it sucks.
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