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The golden networking tip most freelancers overlook

The golden networking tip most freelancers overlook | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
When we as freelance designers think about networking, we generally think about meeting potential clients.

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Mark Strozier's curator insight, October 8, 2013 5:08 PM

This is a brilliant article on networking with your peers--other designers, photographers, ilustrators, etc.


It gives good examples of how to break through the "my competition, my enemy" perspective.


Not sure how this would fly locally in my market, but I'm would definitely like to test it out.

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5 Tips For Putting Together an Outstanding Creative Portfolio

5 Tips For Putting Together an Outstanding Creative Portfolio | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
The portfolio of the creative professional is one of the most important tools for getting you hired.

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Mark Strozier's curator insight, October 9, 2013 2:43 PM

This is a great, short article outlining how best to put together your portfolio.


I need this info, Desperately!


I'm redeveloping my company's site and the hardest part isn't what to say or show... The really hard part is what NOT to show and what NOT to say.  I've done a couple of thousand design projects and 10s of thousands of photos, dozens of videos, etc. etc.


The hardest part is distilling it down to what's truly good vs what I *think* is good.

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The Habits of the World's Smartest People (Infographic)

The Habits of the World's Smartest People (Infographic) | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a genius to act like one. Pick up some of these habits of people with high IQs.

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Jayessh Barodia's curator insight, September 23, 2013 12:53 AM

Working Smart is Essential then to follow the tradition...

JC Hubac's curator insight, September 23, 2013 3:50 AM

You don't have to be a genius to act like one. Pick up some of these habits of people with high IQs.

Shanice Lee's curator insight, September 23, 2013 10:57 PM

"You don't have to be a genius to act like one. Pick up some of these habits of people with high IQs."

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Listening to music is good for the heart - Telegraph

Listening to music is good for the heart - Telegraph | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
Listening to music has long been seen as a remedy for heartbreak.

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Who doesn't love a good beat...

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Olquin Perdomo's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:36 PM

I love the new studies on music. Especially one that benefits the heart, goes to show musics power 

katie willis's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:17 AM

well if this is true we all need to listen to 1D!!!!!!!

Phil LAUGRAND's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:14 AM

and singing is even better !

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What's the Difference Between Social Listening, Analytics and Intelligence?

What's the Difference Between Social Listening, Analytics and Intelligence? | Spry Designs | Scoop.it

Social listening, social analytics and social intelligence. It’s all the same, right?

 

Well … not quite. We were asked this very question on Twitter, so we thought it worth writing an explanation for all to read.

 

Firstly, no, technically, the terms don’t mean the same thing. However, they are often used interchangeably to discuss activities related to social media monitoring (that’s what we do!)

 

Even more confusingly, whilst they are often used to mean the same thing, they are also used differently by different people and companies within the industry.

 

Here’s an explanation of the differences, and how each term is frequently used: http://www.brandwatch.com/2013/08/whats-the-difference-between-social-analytics/


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Emilie Faffe's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:16 AM

Social listening ou social média monitoring : processus mis en place pour récupérer ce qui se dit sur la marque via les réseaux sociaux, blogs, forums... Utilisation d'un outil, plateforme ou API. Généralement déployé par le service informatique.

 

Social média analytics : processus d'analyse et traitement de ces données. Utilisation d'un outils à paramétrer au préalable en fonction des besoins de l'entreprise. Généralement le même outil est utilisé pour le social listening et le social média analytics.

 

Social intelligence : bilan que l'on retire de cette analyse (meilleure connaissance client), permet d'orienter la stratégie marketing de l'entreprise.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 26, 2013 12:35 PM

An aid to uptake the desires and needs of the population ...

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Top 5 Reasons Social Media Sentiment Should be Your Focus | Social Media Today

Top 5 Reasons Social Media Sentiment Should be Your Focus | Social Media Today | Spry Designs | Scoop.it

From The Article: "There’s been a long standing debate on what social media metrics matter the most and how we should be tracking them.

 

Here is where social media sentiment comes in, sentiment is important and should be a main focus when evaluating your company’s social media presence and strategy. These 5 reasons can give you insight on why sentiment is so powerful and why you should be tracking it":

 

1. Sentiment Can Help You to Understand Your Audience

2. Learn from Past Successes

3. Learn from Past Failures

4. Compare Yourself to Others in the Market

5. Work to Improve your Sentiment


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With it all being trial and error, knowing what you are looking at and why give you an upper hand. 

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Create a Perfect Facebook Ad Campaign

Create a Perfect Facebook Ad Campaign | Spry Designs | Scoop.it

Tracking your advertising is key in your success, you want to not only track the days, but also the time of day. 


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Tracking your advertising is key in your success, you want to not only track the days, but also the time of day. 

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Twitter outlines new model for targeted ads - Engadget

Twitter outlines new model for targeted ads - Engadget | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
We'll admit that we haven't been particularly impressed with the sponsored tweets we've been getting courtesy of Twitter's current ad model. To address.
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Infographic: 20 Tips for your Facebook Business Page

Infographic: 20 Tips for your Facebook Business Page | Spry Designs | Scoop.it

Check out this infographic for an overview of the basic principles for running a successful business presence on facebook and 20 tips that offer guidance, best practices and reminders for optimizing page posts, activity and images.


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Prasanna's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:35 AM

FB tips

Dillon Thomas's curator insight, July 8, 2013 7:44 PM

again .. This is good stuff... all relevent and simple to follow for success

www.facebook.com/dillondlite1

Lee Tonitto's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:50 AM

If you want an effective Facebook business page read this 

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Best Practices in Turning Social Networking Into Profit : TravelAge West

Best Practices in Turning Social Networking Into Profit : TravelAge West | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
In a recent webinar, TravelAge West and ASTA’s YPS present social networking strategies for advancing business (We teamed up with @astayps to bring you these helpful tips for turning social media into profit.
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Internet Memes for Business: The Good, the Bad…and the Grumpy | Social Media Club

Internet Memes for Business: The Good, the Bad…and the Grumpy | Social Media Club | Spry Designs | Scoop.it

Chances are you have seen an Internet meme by now, especially if you spend any time on social media. Grumpy Cat rules the Internet in much the same way most cats rule their houses. Most people enjoy memes, and for a good reason.

 

Typical memes, by design, appeal to the 12-year-old in all of us – they are either funny, cute, raunchy…or all of the above. Better still? Memes are free and easily transferred between people online – and they hold a great deal of potential for being seen by a lot of people. Enter Internet memes for business; what marketer or business owner would turn down an opportunity to use a technique which is already so popular…and inexpensive?

 

Are Internet memes for business a good idea? Sure, people like memes and share them – a lot. Organizations that want to increase their online presence may find memes are effective in spreading their names and messages. On the other hand, brands may want to consider the possible negative ramifications in regards to their reputations. What may seem like a good idea at the time could result in problematic consequences when not completely thought out. Serious businesses rarely succeed by building their foundations on trendy topics....


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Pascal Jouxtel's curator insight, June 23, 2013 4:16 AM

Il y a de nombreux articles sur ce sujet, et pour cause ! Quoi, un phénomène aussi populaire que les "Internet Memes" et le business n'en profiterait pas ? You must be kidding !

 

J'ai choisi celui-ci car il titre bien sur le "Internet memes" et ne prétend pas parler des mèmes en général. Et j'aime bien la façon dont l'auteur parle des petits contenus répicatifs comme s'il s'agissait de créatures existant indépendemment de nous. Cela illustre un des attraits romanesques de la théorie des mèmes, au temps de Harry Potter.

 

Cet article donne corps à ce que j'annonçais il y a 8 ans dans le chapitre de conclusion de "Comment les systèmes pondent" (chapitre que je vous invite à relire...) 

"Tous les propos tenus actuellement sur la mémétique relèvent peu ou prou de l’une de ces trois voies : politique, spirituelle ou scientifique.

La quatrième, la plus discrète, consiste à commercialiser les résultats sous forme de techniques d’influence. En raison même de sa puissance d’interprétation du jeu humain, on ne sera pas étonné que, dans un proche avenir, la mémétique entraîne dans son sillage de très nombreux praticiens dans les secteurs du conseil en management, de la communication et du
marketing, bien avant que l’université ne lève une paupière.
Tout dépendra du rôle que cette dernière envisage de jouer."

 

PJ

Kanishk Bhatia's curator insight, November 19, 2013 6:28 AM

Internet memes for Business..Interesting read..

Darrin Donahoo's curator insight, November 22, 2013 4:51 PM

Here is a perfect example that making memes can be an effective way of marketing. Because of social media the word can spread very fast. Memes are very inexpensive and a trend that many companies are using. This meme appeal to people of all ages. Memes usually go viral instant either on facebook or any of the social media website. Memes are important to me cause it gets a specific message across without saying a whole lot

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The Top Benefits Achieved in Social Media in 2013 by 3,000+ Leading Marketers

The Top Benefits Achieved in Social Media in 2013 by 3,000+ Leading Marketers | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
All the time you hear about the big wins in social media - thousands of new fans overnight, thousands of shares on a photo post, etc. But are these wins being achieved by all marketers across the b...

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Ally Greer's curator insight, June 11, 2013 2:18 PM

Great stats:


-89% of marketers surveyed indicated that social media had increased exposure for their business.


-64% of marketers reported increased lead generation due to social media use.


-Half of marketers spending under six hours per week on social media reported a decrease in marketing spending.


-71% of B2B marketers were able to use social media to gather marketplace intelligence.


-71% of B2C marketers were able to leverage social media to develop a loyal fanbase.



Nacho Vega's curator insight, June 12, 2013 8:31 AM

Business 2.0 improved sales.

Phil Lauterjung's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:00 PM

add your insight...

 
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The golden networking tip most freelancers overlook

The golden networking tip most freelancers overlook | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
When we as freelance designers think about networking, we generally think about meeting potential clients.

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Great advice for all!

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Mark Strozier's curator insight, October 8, 2013 5:08 PM

This is a brilliant article on networking with your peers--other designers, photographers, ilustrators, etc.


It gives good examples of how to break through the "my competition, my enemy" perspective.


Not sure how this would fly locally in my market, but I'm would definitely like to test it out.

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11 Reasons Why It’s Important to Follow Your Dreams

11 Reasons Why It’s Important to Follow Your Dreams | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
Everyone always says, “Follow your dreams!” But not everyone does it. Life interjects, bills pile up, and sometimes we have to do jobs we don’t want to do just to make it through the day.

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Stimulating Google Office Design In London

Stimulating Google Office Design In London | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
When it comes to #creative offices #Google knows best http://t.co/BgSrmYSmle what would you do if you could influence your workspace #design

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Social Media For Church - Cory Doiron

Social Media For Church - Cory Doiron | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
How to use social media effectively as a church. 5 Tips & Apps to get started. (Social Media For Church http://t.co/Kvv2WJ43H3 via @corydoiron// GREAT POST!
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Social Media Analytics: Sentiment Analysis

Social Media Analytics: Sentiment Analysis | Spry Designs | Scoop.it

" I talked a little about sentiment analysis earlier. Sentiment analysis mainly tracks the prevailing opinion of your brand and it’s most effective for larger brands, especially consumer brands. For smaller brands, there just aren’t enough mentions of your brand to make sentiment analysis very insightful. For small brands, scouring specific websites, such as Yelp, EOpinions, and other places likely provides more insights regarding prevailing opinions about your brand".


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/social-media/social-media-analytics-sentiment-analysis-0537934


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"For smaller brands, scouring specific websites, such as Yelp, EOpinions, and other places likely provides more insights regarding prevailing opinions about your brand".

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Edward Phiri's comment, August 28, 2013 7:30 AM
Excellent relevant type of monitoring and evaluation tool
Francisco Pontes Estevan's comment, August 28, 2013 7:36 AM
Si que lo es y ademas muy funcional.
Casey Keppel-Compton's curator insight, September 12, 2013 3:06 AM

Small business have small budget but they want value! Selling professional social media into clients that want results quickly is a challenge. You need great metrics and you will need different approaches

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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.

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If you are connecting you aren't maximizing your marketing channels and these tools can help you connect of deeper levels or see how you're connecting and the value of the connections.

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malek's comment, July 21, 2013 7:41 AM
use it before it goes to Google graveyard
"MobileMary" Barnett's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:25 PM

Besides taking over the world ;) ...Google's mission is to get more businesses online to improve our economy, I'm down with that! Take a peek to see what tools YOU could use to make your life easier and your business more effective!

Lou PRNICI's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:46 AM

#Googleghost #....

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10 Quick Tips for Getting More Business Value Out of Twitter - Hubspot

10 Quick Tips for Getting More Business Value Out of Twitter - Hubspot | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
Ready to juice your business' Twitter presence for more ROI? Here are 10 tips to get going.

 

Summarized...

 

1) Monitor and thank your current sales opportunities who are reacting to your content on Twitter. 

2) Tweet "welcome aboard" messages to new customers who have signed up for your product or service. 

3) Add a Twitter username field to your forms.

5) Monitor customers who tweet "help" or "support."

6) Monitor your most successful long-tail keywords in social media.

7) Check out your leads' most recent tweets prior to jumping on a sales call. 

8) Follow people who have viewed your product or pricing pages.

9) Collect positive customer tweets about your products/services, and use them as testimonials.

10) Monitor leads who mention your competitors' names.


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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:36 PM

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Search domains using the world’s largest domain search engine at Sedo

Search domains using the world’s largest domain search engine at Sedo | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
Search the world’s largest domain marketplace to find the right domain for you. Our innovative search tool with over 15 million names for sale makes it easy!
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How much knowledge is too much?

How much knowledge is too much? | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
Whether you are trying to be a successful entrepreneur, parent or friend, it’s wise to calibrate your knowledge meter. How much knowledge is too much?
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How much knowledge is too much? 

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Why young adults are more connected than ever before and what this means for brands

Why young adults are more connected than ever before and what this means for brands | Spry Designs | Scoop.it
For today’s young adults (those aged 18-30), access to technology is, alongside education, seen as a critical component of progress and opportunity...

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An Infographic Guide to Content Marketing

An Infographic Guide to Content Marketing | Spry Designs | Scoop.it

Content marketing is of much more importance today than it ever has been.

Did you know that 90% of all organizations use content marketing in their efforts now? This infographic is filled with vital information on content marketing such as – 91% of B2B marketers use content marketing and 86% B2C marketers are making use of it.

Content marketing is here to stay and these stats definitely prove the fact.


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Susan Anderson's curator insight, June 12, 2013 10:07 AM

Wow! Companies with blogs produce 67% more leads than those without. 

Kaye Blum's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:04 PM

A clear infographic explaining the significance of content marketing, especially for B2B.

Delton Allred's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:33 AM

Interesting infographic! The information it provides is a good way to capture the process of creating and writing content.

 

Don't like the graphics so much.