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The Crazy Mixed up Confusing World of Google+ Local

The Crazy Mixed up Confusing World of Google+ Local | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

WOW! Did someone at StreetFight just reach inside my brain and pen all my Google Local frustrations? He summed up SO many of the complicated Google+ Local issues, that plague consultants and business owners alike.

 

See full article, but Google Places CARTOON above says it all!

 

Head over to the "Local Search Forum" for the link to the VERY comprehensive article about all the Google+ Local complications and confusion and please weigh in with your thoughts.


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How the Social Media Disconnect Will Affect Business Schools

How the Social Media Disconnect Will Affect Business Schools | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
For all the good social media brings, a generally unmentioned corollary is the fact that the more someone posts or tweets, the less time he or she has to read, experience or listen. Time is a limited resource....
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Personal Branding Basics for 2011 - chrisbrogan.com

Personal Branding Basics for 2011 - chrisbrogan.com | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Personal branding isn’t really my focus. It’s something that I do because it’s part of marketing and building out the new way that social business flows. It’s something we wrote about in Trust Agents in the “Make Your Own Game” part.
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Twitter’s new Audio Card feature lets you stream music as you explore your timeline

Twitter’s new Audio Card feature lets you stream music as you explore your timeline | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Twitter is already popular with musicians and singers seeking to promote their work and connect with fans, so the microblogging site's new Audio Card feature, which lets you listen to music tracks while browsing your timeline, is likely to prove...
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Tourist locked in bookstore uses social media to gain freedom - WSOC Charlotte

Tourist locked in bookstore uses social media to gain freedom - WSOC Charlotte | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
A tourist from Texas in search of free Wi-Fi found himself locked inside a bookstore in London. Social media came to his rescue.
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Let Socrates Help You With Your Social Media Strategy | LinkedIn

Let Socrates Help You With Your Social Media Strategy | LinkedIn | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

Socrates was a mean ahead of his time. I find his Socratic Maieutic perfect to help clients with their social media strategies. 


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Alicia Rodriguez Ruiz's curator insight, October 17, 2:47 AM

A must try point of view to apply in your Social Media Strategy

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Thank you @Alicia Rodriguez Ruiz!
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How One Social Entrepreneur Saved 100000 Lives - Forbes

How One Social Entrepreneur Saved 100000 Lives - Forbes | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Jenny Bowen, founder of Half the Sky Foundation, has helped save the lives of more than 100,000 orphaned children in China.

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Official: Twitter Will Now Show You Tweets From People You Don’t Follow

Official: Twitter Will Now Show You Tweets From People You Don’t Follow | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Twitter’s move away from a strictly real-time feed became a bit more real late today.

The company announced that all users’ timelines will now include more than just tweets from people they follow. Twitter said the move comes after a successful test — a test that raised the hackles of many longtime users of the network — showing that most users liked seeing extra tweets in the mix.

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BSN's curator insight, October 18, 7:20 AM

Official: Twitter Will Now Show You Tweets From People You Don’t Follow.

#twitter #marketing

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Getting People to Believe in Something They Can’t Yet Imagine

Getting People to Believe in Something They Can’t Yet Imagine | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
What would you do if you had a working prototype of a revolutionary tablet computer that was receiving rave reviews well before Apple came out with its iPad? Cancel further funding for the project in favor of developing an updated version of an existing company product? In hindsight that seems crazy, but it’s exactly what Microsoft did with its prototype “Courier” tablet.

Similar fates often befall innovations within large companies. It is not enough to come up with next great idea. To turn that idea into a reality you have to influence people and gain their support. You must do that in the face of vast forces arrayed against innovation within an established organization, which include inertia, resistance to change, fear of failure, financial disincentives, and the tendency of people and organizations to favor what has worked in the past. Then there’s what might be the biggest hurdle of all, people’s inability to envision something that is truly different.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 12, 4:10 PM

Leaders can, and often do, try to make corporate cultures more receptive to innovation.

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How to Promote Your Blog Content to Get 1,000 Social Media Shares #Infographic

How to Promote Your Blog Content to Get 1,000 Social Media Shares #Infographic | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Do you want to promote your blog post to more readers? Creating quality content is important but it's more important to make sure your content gets seen. The folks at Canva and RazorSocial have cre...

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2 Essentials to Building a Sustainable Brand Service Experience

2 Essentials to Building a Sustainable Brand Service Experience | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

Building a brand is all about creating a brand image and continually serving customers in a way that creates a positive perception of a business, its products and services.


Effective branding means staying relevant in the minds of people via associating positive, action motivating, and emotionally engaging feelings in the hearts and minds of the customer.


"A brand is defined as a “Name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s good or service as distinct from those of other sellers.” – American Marketing Association (AMA).


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BSN's curator insight, October 6, 6:01 AM

2 Essentials to Building a Sustainable Brand Service Experience.

#brandbuilding

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Can social media platforms replace a business website? - The Guardian

Can social media platforms replace a business website? - The Guardian | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
With more people than ever using their mobile phones to access the web, are Facebook and Twitter more important to businesses than websites?

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Counterintuitive Self-Improvement Trick: Study People You Hate

Counterintuitive Self-Improvement Trick: Study People You Hate | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

When it comes to self improvement, the usual go-to advice revolves around role models. Find people you admire and use their lives as a template to discover better ways of approaching your own and a marker by which to begin to raise your own expectations for yourself. In bite-sized form, this same technique is probably behind the internet's mania for inspirational quotes.

Step 1: name your nemesis

First identify the people that really trigger negative emotions in you. "Try this: turn your thoughts to that person you keep running into at networking events, whose elevator pitch always leaves you feeling greasy; the columnist whose opinions never fail to stoke the fires of your outrage; the once-cool, indie filmmaker who sold out and started dating fashion models; or the work colleague who seems to have made sucking up to his superiors his job description--any of the people who get under your skin or repel you," she writes.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 6, 5:43 PM

The traits that annoy you most in others are probably the issues you most need to work on in yourself, argues one entrepreneur.

Damian Knight's curator insight, October 8, 12:08 PM

Not sure if I agree with this, but I'm probably uneducated on the matter considering I don't have enemies... But any process that helps a person better themselves and notice their own hypocritical behaviour is fine with me!

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Always-On Marketing to the Always Connected: Five Ways to Tap Into Your Customers' Thinking

Always-On Marketing to the Always Connected: Five Ways to Tap Into Your Customers' Thinking | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Marketing used to be a far more laborious, time-consuming process: weeks for focus groups, months crafting a campaign, photo shoots and contact sheets, building ads without a computer.

Happily, things have changed. Today, a long time is the time between latte and lunch. Now, shifts in marketing messaging can be measured in seconds or minutes... if you're equipped to handle those shifts. Luckier still, your customers are equipped to help you—with their ubiquitous mobile devices.

Smartphones and tablets are changing nearly every aspect of our lives. We've never been more connected... or hard to reach. Never more focused, yet perpetually distracted. Still, never in the history of the world has it been easier for us to share our thoughts, feelings, and opinions—and, for smart marketers, never easier to collect that information.

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Gender equality? Not in business branding - Fortune

Gender equality? Not in business branding - Fortune | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Giving your corporate identity a woman’s touch can also give it an edge.
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Hollywood explores the virtues and evils of social media - Los Angeles Times

Hollywood explores the virtues and evils of social media - Los Angeles Times | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Film festival news conferences are generally friendly affairs, giving a movie's stars and director the chance to take a public victory lap.
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Listening to ‘Whisper’: Social media app found to tracks users

The anonymous app Whisper claims to be the safest place on the Internet, where users can share intimate details about their private and professional lives. But an investigation by Britain's...
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8 Reasons Why the Problem With Your Company Isn’t Social Media

8 Reasons Why the Problem With Your Company Isn’t Social Media | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Are you blaming social media as the problem of your business? Take a harder look at your company in the mirror and you will see that the problem is not the social media program but the way the brand is being run.
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Twitter's New Audio Cards Play Music Right from Your Timeline

Twitter's New Audio Cards Play Music Right from Your Timeline | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Today, Twitter announced that it is introducing a new type of card onto your timeline, the Audio Card. As expected from the name, the new tool lets you listen to music and podcasts directly from your timeline on both Android and iOS devices.

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YouTube for Business & Branding (it's not just for cats)

YouTube for Business & Branding (it's not just for cats) | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

If you are looking for a concise yet thorough look at YouTube basics, this is the article to check out. Jon Whitbeck has written some excellent posts on website design too. 

Read it at http://whitbeckweb.com/youtube-business-branding-just-cats/


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Entrepreneurs Like Steve Jobs And IKEA Founder Share These 3 Personality Traits

Entrepreneurs Like Steve Jobs And IKEA Founder Share These 3 Personality Traits | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

Author Malcolm Gladwell — who’s sold some 4.5 million books — says that entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad become so successful thanks to a rare combination of personality traits.

As he said on stage at on Tuesday at the World Business Forum in New York, they are open to experience, conscientious, and disagreeable.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 12, 4:08 PM

The best entrepreneurs are open, conscientious, and disagreeable.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 13, 12:43 PM

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Content Shock: Why It's Time To Rethink Your Content Marketing Strategy | Visually

Content Shock: Why It's Time To Rethink Your Content Marketing Strategy | Visually | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

...What made content marketing so successful was its ability to communicate with consumers without selling. It was a subliminal sales pitch that left potential customers with the desire to learn more about a product; a result of consuming relevant and moving content. Sites had to develop their message to appeal to consumers by creating a repository of interesting content.

 

With the amount of content growing rapidly, the ability to consume the content stays the same, despite technology having enable users to consume it at a higher rate than previously possible. Simply put: there aren’t enough hours in the day to consume the content available, requiring another great evolution to marketing theory in order to appease a group of consumers that have become oversaturated with different subject matter....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 13, 1:54 AM

Content shock? Overwhelmed? Saturated? Filter failure? Just a few of the challenges facing marketers in reaching consumers today.

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To Excel You Must Learn These 6 Crucial Lessons That School Can Never Teach

To Excel You Must Learn These 6 Crucial Lessons That School Can Never Teach | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Frame your diploma and then get busy educating yourself to succeed.

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How To Succeed At Content Marketing In 2015 - Heidi Cohen

How To Succeed At Content Marketing In 2015 - Heidi Cohen | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Want your content marketing to succeed? Follow these 2015 content marketing trends based on Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs 2015 B2B research

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Report on Salesforce usage shows marketing depts are taking on bigger role in ... - VentureBeat

Report on Salesforce usage shows marketing depts are taking on bigger role in ... - VentureBeat | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
The report found that 91 percent of Salesforce-using companies say the marketing department is a key player in the executive suites.

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10 Emerging Social Media Trends and Stats

10 emerging trends and supporting stats to consider when developing your social media marketing strategy in 2014. You can view the full deck, and our sources …

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