When I first started writing this post, it was called “25 Social Media Blogs Everyone Should Read.” Then, I realized something. There are a lot of social media blogs out there that are awesome, but not right for everyone’s tastes. After some further work, I realized something else – there are a lot of really smart people out there writing about social media even though they don’t necessarily have social media blogs.
So, instead, I want to present to you 25 Social Media Posts Everyone Should Read.
These are posts that make you think, written by some of the smartest minds in our industry, in my opinion. These are the posts that have really affected the way I think and, in some cases, have changed my life. That’s a bold statement to say, I know…but some of them are truly that good.
Every year, nearly four million students find out they’ve been admitted to a postsecondary school. Once they know this, they’re full of questions - chiefly “Will I fit in here?” combined with “Is this a place where I can be successful?
1. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”-Authenticity and transparency in social media is the green in the green eggs and ham. I like realness Sam I am!
Many companies are rushing to try and jump into social media because they feel tremendous pressure to prevent being left behind. Most of us have moved past the (EXCELLENT resource! Answered a lot! Thx!
There are several services that curate or organize tweets based on Twitter lists or keywords. Why bother with these services? Its ultimately a chicken-or-an-egg situation, because the service you choose will depend on what your trying to accomplish.
Generally speaking though, they lend themselves to community building and time saving features. In some cases they may even help with audience building. For those who track this sort of thing, I’ve noticed that in some cases using a curation service can increase the Klout Score.
Unlike a Twitter stream, these curation tools offer a way to collect a lot of information in a single place. Having content in a single space that isn’t changing every 10 seconds has its benefits. For businesses, it gives them another opportunity to showcase the most important or relevant information for their audiences.....
Who doesn’t love seeing the little guy win? Even the big guys get inspired by surprising social media marketing wins by “the average joe”. This story is awesome… Some guy had an invention for bad breath. He presented to a group of college students and it was determined only 8% of people would be interested so he almost quit before he even got started.
I have become a believer in taking care to draft the role and voice of a brand in social media. Even the best examples of actual real people behind brands - Frank Eliason when at Comcast Cares and Jenny Cisney...
For small businesses that have yet to join the online-networking bandwagon, consider this: Sites like Facebook and LinkedIn are now being used by more than half of U.S. adults – including seniors, a recent study shows.
There is definitely no shortage of social data, metrics, measurement strategies, analytics, influence scores, listening platforms, reputation management approaches and experts ready to take your credit card to help you figure it all out.
I have received several tweets and messages recently asking me for tips to help people raise their Klout score.
If you are focused on trying to raise your Klout or other influence score I have only one answer for you… you are measuring the wrong metric!
Every company wants to have a great and positive online reputation. You want prospective clients to instantly think of your brand when talking about services or products that you supply. There’s nothing better as to be known as the experts in your niche and area of expertise.
It has never been easier to get an online reputation with everything the Web 2.0 world has to offer, and the ability to reach millions of people anywhere in the world.
There are two services that works hand in hand if you want to achieve this – Social Media and SEO (Search Engine Optimization). These two services falls under the digital marketing umbrella.
It isn’t often that adversarial media channels come together in cross-promotion, yet that is exactly what happened this August and last summer, on (Social Media Meets Network Television: Americas Got Talent YouTube Special #AGT #NBC RT -
Do you wonder how to get your content seen amidst a sea of information?
What if you could understand why your audience shares some information and not other? That would make your content stand out from the competition.
Many articles have been written on how to increase your audience size and make people aware of your content, including these by Mari Smith and Denise Wakeman. This article will focus on the motivations for sharing.....
"The game for social media addicts can potentially help marketers build their brands." - Victoria Harres/PR Newsiwre
--- (e)NAKEVA's 0.02e --- Victoria offers examples of brands using Empire Avenue to build an EA community of investors and market the brand. that's what makes this post different from others that may have pointed out similar strategy. In particular, look at the options under Sponsor. This is not unlike brands marketing on Zynga, but appears to be much more affordable with real dollars.