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The Most Social Companies (in the Least Social Industries) [Infographic]

The Most Social Companies (in the Least Social Industries) [Infographic] | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it

Being social (e.g. actively using social media) in industries that are typically viewed as less of a fit for social media can be a great way to stand out, to show thought leadership and to reach new audiences.

 

To find out what people are doing to connect with their customers, partners and other industry stakeholders on social media in less social industries, take a look at the data in this infographic, where you’ll see:

Why you should be social, even if not everyone in your industry is on boardExamples of companies innovating in social mediaThings to watch out for with social media in non-social industries 

Examples that we used include companies in the following industries:

MedicalPoliceAutomotiveVeterinaryLibraries
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Social Media Cheat Sheet 2017: Must-Have Image Sizes!

Social Media Cheat Sheet 2017: Must-Have Image Sizes! | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Updated April 2017! Social Media cheat sheet with image sizes for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube. Get a free printable!
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In Silicon Valley, Meditation Is No Fad. It Could Make Your Career

Meditation and mindfulness are the new rage in Silicon Valley. And it's not just about inner peace—it's about getting ahead.
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How to Grow Your Periscope Audience With Twitter : Social Media Examiner

How to Grow Your Periscope Audience With Twitter : Social Media Examiner | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Do you want more followers on Periscope? Discover how to build a Periscope audience with Twitter.
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The Emoji Is the Birth of a New Type of Language (� No Joke)

The Emoji Is the Birth of a New Type of Language (� No Joke) | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
In essence, we're watching the birth of a new type of language. Emoji assist in a peculiarly modern task: conveying emotional nuance in short utterances.
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30 Practical Tips for Producing Great Facebook Live Videos

30 Practical Tips for Producing Great Facebook Live Videos | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
If you're thinking about harnessing the power of Facebook to help grow your blog, here are 30 ways you can create awesome videos for your page.
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Singapore Is Taking the ‘Smart City’ to a Whole New Level

Singapore Is Taking the ‘Smart City’ to a Whole New Level | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
In Singapore’s “Smart City,” sensors deployed by the government will collect and coordinate data on an unprecedented level.
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65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
One of the most important keys to personal and professional success lies in how you spend your time. Here are 65 of the best ways to manage it.
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Don't Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say

Don't Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
The first babies of Facebook are now preteens, and they are not happy with the digital record of their lives created by their parents.
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The importance of social media in sport

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Mobile technologies and social media are transforming sports and sports businesses. Here, Andrew Cave and Alex Miller chart a digital revolution

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How to Use LinkedIn for B2B Social Selling

How to Use LinkedIn for B2B Social Selling | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Three-fourths of B2B buyers now use social media to research purchasing decisions, with twice as many using LinkedIn as any other network.
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For B2B marketing, why would anyone *not* be making serious use of #LinkedIn?

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Ian Berry's curator insight, June 30, 2015 1:44 AM

Some really good stuff here I certainly leverage LinkedIn My take is success is about human to human more than B2B

Alok Narula's curator insight, March 18, 2016 1:24 AM

For B2B marketing, why would anyone *not* be making serious use of #LinkedIn?

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Six Characteristics Define 21st Century Leadership - Forbes

Six Characteristics Define 21st Century Leadership - Forbes | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
As President for the Americas and European Union Region, Odilon Almeida is responsible for Western Union’s business across 98 countries, encompassing all the companies’ products and services in three macro regions: North America, Latin America and...
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How to Build Your Thought Leadership When You Feel You Have None - Huffington Post

How to Build Your Thought Leadership When You Feel You Have None - Huffington Post | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
When you're just starting out in your new business, or launching a new practice, consultancy, or solopreneurship, it can be very enlivening to follow people who are ten steps (or 100) ahead of you, to learn from those you'd like to emulate.
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One for those of us who might find the idea of being a #thoughtleader daunting.

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How to Calculate Social Media ROI: A Delightfully Short Guide

How to Calculate Social Media ROI: A Delightfully Short Guide | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Step-by-step instructions on how to calculate social media ROI for your marketing.

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marketingIO's curator insight, March 26, 2015 7:24 PM

And the article includes a simple approach to calculating social media ROI. However, any ROI measurement not connected to business objectives is questionable.

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Stop the selfies: People want fewer selfies on social media but keep posting selfies themselves

Stop the selfies: People want fewer selfies on social media but keep posting selfies themselves | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Approximately one in every three photos taken these days is a selfie. Despite their popularity, new research suggests most people wish there were fewer.
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Finally, Slack Is Living Up to Its Name

Finally, Slack Is Living Up to Its Name | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
The team-communication software has become a boss-sanctioned way to be social at the office—and beyond.
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Words of wisdom my social media wizard Des  Walsh
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China’s scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works

China’s scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
China is confidently promoting its vision of “Internet Sovereignty.”
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Your Definitive Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Your Definitive Guide to Social Media Image Sizes | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
We've gathered everything you need to know about social media image sizes into one place, continuously updated for your convenience.
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What Is Influencer Marketing? Definitions, Examples, and Resources

What Is Influencer Marketing? Definitions, Examples, and Resources | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Learn how to get started with influencer marketing, see examples of brands doing it right, and explore additional resources.
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How One Company's New Blog Strategy Increased Lead Flow by 700% in One Year

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Learn how one company approached their blogging strategy to impact lead flow so dramatically.
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A Sensible Social Media Checklist for Businesses [Infographic]

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Social Media - Overwhelmed by all you have to do on different social media platforms? Check out this handy-dandy checklist, packed with planning and content tips.
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What were the most significant social media trends in 2015?

What were the most significant social media trends in 2015? | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it

It’s been a busy old year in social media.

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The Rise of Video Marketing on Social Media and How It Impacts Your Business

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Whether it's video marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Youtube, the most important strategy in content marketing today is video.
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Inspiring Teams With Purpose-Driven Leadership

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RT @WorldsV: Short, but powerful video on Purpose-Driven #Leadership. #leadershipdevelopment #purpose http://t.co/5S7meiwumW
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Mindfulness and Leadership: Three Easy Ways to Be a Better Leader

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In the world of coaching, we’ve long practiced and shared the concepts of mindfulness with clients because we’ve seen and felt the results. Mindfulness as it’s practiced as a part of leadership dev...

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Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's curator insight, April 6, 2015 10:02 AM

Great, simple tip: mindfulness! As leaders, we most need to be mindful of the impact we are having on others. As this article points out, those we engage with on a daily basis are usually the first to notice when we're slipping.

Cassie premo steele's curator insight, April 7, 2015 10:41 AM

Here's a great article on how mindfulness can help us be leaders.

Aisli Madden's curator insight, April 12, 2015 7:59 AM

This is a great read for fellow mindful entrepreneurs! #mindfulness Don't forget to buy "Zenji Heals his Muzzy Bug" on #kickstarter b4 its too late! http://bit.ly/BBkickstart   ; #mindfulness 

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WordPress Business Themes in 2014 – 60 of the Best, All Free

WordPress Business Themes in 2014 – 60 of the Best, All Free | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
WordPress now powers almost 20% of the web. And though it’s hard to say exactly how much of that is attributed to exactly what types of users, there’s no question that businesses have been turning to WordPress at a greater and greater rate.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 26, 2015 3:19 PM

Super collection of WordPress business themes. Did I mention responsive design and free?

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Interested in new Wordpress themes? Nothing beats a freebie!