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Social Profiles – Your Profile A Face or Logo Which Comes First?

Social Profiles – Your Profile A Face or Logo Which Comes First? | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
Blog post at Inspire to Thrive : Social Profiles - Twitter Profiles and More   When setting up your social profiles, which do YOU set up first? Do you start with your own[..]

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I like the idea of making a Social Media presence personal.  So for me it is photo of the person every time....But that is just my personal opinion....

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malek's comment, June 11, 2013 6:13 AM
It largely depends on the content and targeting.
Lisa Buben's comment, June 13, 2013 4:22 AM
Yes, it can depend on the targeting too :) I would go with face first if I had to choose.
malek's comment, June 13, 2013 4:39 AM
Amen. If face let's see how close it should be, thnx for discussion
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10 Predictions About the Future of Ecommerce

10 Predictions About the Future of Ecommerce | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it

10 founders were asked to share what they think the future of personalized shopping holds (ecommerce entrepreneurs listen up!). Here's what they had to say:

 

1. Custom Everything

 

Clothes, shoes, glasses and just about everything we thought would never move fully online will all be online. The reason is simple: why leave the comfort of your own home when you can get something custom made to your exact size for less? I believe this is the future.

 

- Patrick Curtis, WallStreetOasis.com

 

2. Customized Outfit Planning

 

With websites such as DailyLook that mass-produce trendy outfits, it's only a matter of time before a company can produce individualized outfits. Combining user-submitted and digitally collected data with current trends would provide a service that could put together outfits to fit the consumer's style while being trendy and even suggest sizes. The programming could be extended to hair care, skin care and cosmetics. All the consumer would have to do is click a button, and a whole look that's entirely her style would show up on her doorstep at a discount.

 

- Liam Martin, Staff.com

 

3. Virtual Sizing

 

The hassle of trying on various sizes will decrease as video quality improves and we're able to measure and size clothes from the comfort of home. Because brands vary widely in size charts, it will be even more important for profit margins to avoid returns and exchanges for color, style, design, and fit. As a bonus, this same technology will be a boost to the fitness industry as consumers can see their bodies change (for better or worse) from one fitting to the next.

 

- Kelly Azevedo, She's Got Systems

 

4. Custom Designs

 

More and more companies these days are allowing customers to represent themselves through custom designs. NikeiD lets customers design their own shoes. And customers can buy an interchangeable face and strap at Modify Watches. This trend of custom designs and interchange ability lets customers truly express themselves through their clothing. It's very powerful.

 

- Bhavin Parikh, Magoosh Test Prep

 

5. Personalized Brands

 

There's so much data available about customers, and the e-commerce companies that care enough about their clients to personalize their communication will win the day. That means every element of the messaging will be personalized, from the on-site experience to social targeting and especially email. In five years, the communication you receive around shopping all will be rooted in your behaviour, demographic and psychographic data. It will feel like every store has a personal shopper just for you, and it will communicate to you that way. Those who don't and stick to the "batch-and-blast" style of broadcast communication will lose out to the brands that truly embrace personalization.

 

- Erik Severinghaus, SimpleRelevance

 

 

6. 3D Printing for Clothing

 

I think we'll eventually be able to print our own clothes. We're seeing 3D printing start to take off, and we're in the very early stages of this revolution. Who would have imagined the factories we have today 100 years ago? Today, we can't even begin to comprehend the ways we'll produce products years from now. I think 3D printing technology will get to the point where we'll be able to print clothes according to our sizes. How cool would it be to go to Banana Republic, pick out the fabric of your choosing and have the machine print out some shirts for you? It will happen.

 

- Mitch Gordon, Go Overseas

 

7. Human Online Shopping Concierges

 

Many consumers appreciate the assistance of a real person when it comes to certain types of shopping. Technology will enable companies to provide a concierge-style service that will use underlying personalization algorithms to allow a real person to make recommendations to you. The added personalization of human reps will be justified by far more meaningful and long-lasting relationships with the consumer. Trust will be built, and consumers will grow accustomed to outsourcing much of the online shopping experience to a personal assistant.

 

- Chuck Cohn, Varsity Tutors

 

8. Shopping Experience Convergence

 

As Internet shopping became prominent in the '90s, there was a distinct line drawn between brick-and-mortar and Internet retailers. As brick-and-mortar stores started seeing sales slip, they plunged headfirst into the Internet, thus creating click-and-mortar operations. This blurred the lines between physical and virtual retailers. Now the line is drawn between mobile and computer. Until a few years ago, mobile shopping was nearly unheard of. We read about mobile this and mobile that, still creating that delineation between mobile and computer. As this line blurs, the shopping experience will converge around the person. People are expecting to look, touch and research across multiple devices, in person and virtually. The medium or device ultimately becomes irrelevant.

 

- John Jackovin, Bawte

 

9. Algorithmic Recommendations

 

Amazon's product suggestions are great because they have so much aggregate data. But they don't have enough data about me from other services and products I own. If they did, I could get an amazing aggregate view of what's relevant to me based on a more complete profile.

 

- Trevor Sumner, LocalVox

 

10. 360-Degree Customer Engagement

 

It takes six to ten "touches" before consumers buy from a brand. Today's customers are experiencing your product or service across platforms — from mobile, Web, physical, media and referral sources. We can expect to engage consumers where they are and carry that experience across platforms for each of those first half-dozen touches. A customer may first experience your brand from a personal referral, but then may explore on mobile or a tablet before doing a deep dive on the Web. After those experiences, they may review on a third-party site before going in-store to purchase. That cross-platform, pre-purchase experience requires a 360-degree view of the customer to ultimately complete the sale. Think holistically about how a consumer experiences across platforms.

 

- Eric Koester, DCI

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Storytelling -- A Skill That Benefits Every Area Of Your Life

Storytelling -- A Skill That Benefits Every Area Of Your Life | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
storytelling

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malek's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:47 AM

A big part of our life hangs around storytelling. Long, link-filled article, but you'll enjoy the prespective.

Karen Dietz's comment, September 30, 2013 4:59 AM
Albert -- good point! Authors need to be careful not to overwhelm readers with too many links.
Karen Dietz's comment, September 30, 2013 5:00 AM
It is a bit long as Malek says, and I did find it pretty easy to scan.
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Aelita Andre - Prodigy of Color Exhibition in New York City

This is a 13 minute film highlighting the abstract child painter, Aelta Andre, at work in her studio.

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The Story Behind John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ [COMIC]

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Of all the songs in the world promoting peace, few will ever be accepted into the public's hearts as readily as John Lennon's "Imagine." In a tribute to the song, comic artist Pablo Stanley created a lighthearted comic illustrating what would really...

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How are FB hashtags working for you? A success story from @dryorikotodd - The 7 Pillars Book

How are FB hashtags working for you? A success story from @dryorikotodd - The 7 Pillars Book | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it

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Michael Q Todd's curator insight, June 25, 2013 6:56 AM

Get shared more on Facebook

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8 Steps To Effective Content for Social Media - B2B Marketing Insider

Summary...

 

8 Steps To Effective Content For Social Media

Listen firstStop creating crapEngage your audienceFind your voiceBe helpfulFind your Rhythm: (the 4-1-1 rule of social sharing)Reject excuses for not using any social channelsBe entertaining, if you can

 


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I like that number 2 is stop creating crap.....Sorry that's the child in me surfacing....... 

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Andrew Federici's curator insight, June 14, 2013 11:50 AM

Not a bad top 10 list--no holding back.

Stef An's curator insight, June 14, 2013 2:13 PM

8 étapes pour être efficcaces dans les réseaux sociaux :
1. Commencer par écouter
2. Créer du contenu de valeur
3. Engagez votre audience
4. Trouvez votre ton
5. Apportez du contenu qui aide votre audience
6. Trouvez votre rythme (La règle des 4-1-1*)
7. Rejetez les excuses pour ne pas utiliser les réseaux sociaux
8. Soyez distrayant (si vous pouvez)

 

* 4 tweets de nouveaux contenus - 1 Re-tweet  - 1 promotion

Stef An's curator insight, June 14, 2013 2:16 PM

8 étapes pour être efficcaces dans les réseaux sociaux :
1. Commencer par écouter
2. Créer du contenu de valeur
3. Engagez votre audience
4. Trouvez votre ton
5. Apportez du contenu qui aide votre audience
6. Trouvez votre rythme (La règle des 4-1-1*)
7. Rejetez les excuses pour ne pas utiliser les réseaux sociaux
8. Soyez distrayant (si vous pouvez)

 

* 4 tweets de nouveaux contenus - 1 Re-tweet  - 1 promotion

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Google Is Learning How Smartphones Impact In-Store Shopping

Google Is Learning How Smartphones Impact In-Store Shopping | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it

Shopping Smartphones allow us to answer our own product questions about options, specs and, of course, price while we’re out shopping. And Google is trying to figure out what that means for marketing and purchase decisions. Seventy-nine percent of smartphone owners are what Google calls “smartphone shoppers,” meaning that they use their smartphones at least once a month in stores. That’s a lot of people. If there are 130 million smartphone users in the U.S., then about 111 million Americans use their smartphones to prepare for shopping or to look things up while there. It’s not surprising that Google wants to get in all those heads and see what’s going on. There’s money there!... The most surprising finding was probably that people who consistently use their smartphones as part of their shopping spend 25% more than people who only use their smartphones for shopping occasionally....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 4, 2013 3:23 PM

Some surprising results from this consumer research study. Valuable to know that frequent smartphone "shoppers" spend 25% more than average but the trick is to find the ways to reach and convert these uber-shoppers.

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Google Offers Makes Its Way to Google+

Google Offers Makes Its Way to Google+ | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
Google's deal-of-the-day service is coming to Google+, so users can see and share limited-time promotions directly with their news stream.
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What do you all think of this idea?

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5 Money Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

5 Money Management Tips for Entrepreneurs | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it

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CAEXI BEST's curator insight, June 1, 2013 8:41 PM
5 conseils de gestion de l'argent pour les entrepreneurs
Arthur Mivule's comment, June 9, 2013 1:32 AM
Pretty good for sure.
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Top 10 Tech last Week

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Check out this week's Top 10 Tech, with new rumors of a Facebook phone, exciting scientific projects, Google Glass news and more.

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And I thought there was life outside of facebook.....How wrong am I?  Or am I?  A Facebook phone?  Really?  I can get Facebook on my current android....Do I need a phone totally dedicated to Facebook?  How boring!

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Thomas Wooldridge's comment, April 5, 2013 6:50 AM
facebook phone will probably fail
Brainstorm Kingston's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:27 AM

Do you want to be immersed in Facebook?

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How Social Sharing Drives eCommerce Sales? (Infographic)

How Social Sharing Drives eCommerce Sales? (Infographic) | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
Some of us are finally discovering how social sharing drives eCommerce sales and marketing ROI. Get more insights from this story with infographic. Retail seems to get the picture: eCommerce is still growing with the speed of light.

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Clémentine Martin's curator insight, May 29, 2013 1:29 AM

E-commerce is becoming more and more social...

hector norockey's comment, May 29, 2013 2:52 AM
For a developing nation it creates employment and give comfort , save money and time both.
hector norockey's comment, June 2, 2013 12:30 PM
online business is going to be more popular today...
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22% of Salespeople Don't Want to Make Money

22% of Salespeople Don't Want to Make Money | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
“Two roads diverged in the social media wood, and I, I took the one less traveled,” said 21.7% of salespeople.

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I am amazed that 22% of sales people do not use Social Media for sales......This is an insightful piece of information......

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Ariane Bourgeois's curator insight, May 23, 2013 1:05 AM

Waouaaw, are you like this ?

CAEXI BEST's curator insight, May 23, 2013 9:12 PM
22% des vendeurs ne veut pas faire de l'argent
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Four Lean Advertising Campaigns That Went Viral

Four Lean Advertising Campaigns That Went Viral | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
Inexpensive videos can sell products, but you've got to know what works (and what doesn't). See on blogs.hbr.org

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Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress

Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it

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It's true running your own business is very stressful...but it would seem to me so is everyday life for most people....What do you think?

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Phyllis Smith's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:07 PM

Don't let stress get in the way of your life or your business - find a way to reduce or prevent it.  Check out this excellent article on how to deal with stress.

Tony Gough's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:57 AM

Do you deal effectively with stress?

Laurent De Vriese's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:21 PM

It's important today if you have a job that you can deal with stress but it's not an easy taks, in this article you will find a lot of ways how to deal with stress and how you can avoid stress. 

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Tesco Hudl hands on: not an iPad, but an iPad's not £119

Tesco Hudl hands on: not an iPad, but an iPad's not £119 | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
How does the supermarket chain's seven-inch tablet computer compare against the competition from the giants of America?
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An iPad it may not be....but wouldn't you love this for the price it is?

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How to Use Google+ As a Blogger - Smart School House

How to Use Google+ As a Blogger - Smart School House | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
How to Use Google+ Are you a blogger that is wanting to learn how you can use Google+? You have come to the right place! Today I’m going to show you, my favorite blogger friends, how to use Google+ as a blogger.
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How to Copy Twitter Lists, Consolidate and Manage Them | Cirrus ABS

How to Copy Twitter Lists, Consolidate and Manage Them | Cirrus ABS | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
list functionality on May 30th to increase the amount of lists you can create from a mere 20 to 1000, and to allow each list to hold 5000 Twitter members,

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Michael Q Todd's curator insight, June 1, 2013 10:56 PM

Awesome list building advice

Colin Williams's curator insight, June 4, 2013 2:56 PM

Building lists for Twitter should be a priority. Twitter just made it a whole lot better

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9 Key Elements Missing From Your Social Strategy

9 Key Elements Missing From Your Social Strategy | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
We asked nine successful entrepreneurs to share the most critical elements they see others neglect to include in their plans -- and how to fix them.

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Great information. Retargetting really has helped me out.

DebarghyaSir's comment, July 4, 2013 2:48 AM
Interesting title, I must say
Christos Margetis's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:30 PM

Indeed good content but there is alwaysbeyond that:)

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Social Profiles – Your Profile A Face or Logo Which Comes First?

Social Profiles – Your Profile A Face or Logo Which Comes First? | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
Blog post at Inspire to Thrive : Social Profiles - Twitter Profiles and More   When setting up your social profiles, which do YOU set up first? Do you start with your own[..]

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I like the idea of making a Social Media presence personal.  So for me it is photo of the person every time....But that is just my personal opinion....

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malek's comment, June 11, 2013 6:13 AM
It largely depends on the content and targeting.
Lisa Buben's comment, June 13, 2013 4:22 AM
Yes, it can depend on the targeting too :) I would go with face first if I had to choose.
malek's comment, June 13, 2013 4:39 AM
Amen. If face let's see how close it should be, thnx for discussion
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Social Media Success - How to Obtain Start-Up Funding - Maximize Social Media

Social Media Success - How to Obtain Start-Up Funding - Maximize Social Media | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
Have a great idea but don't have the funds to get it off the ground? Angel investors have long been a cornerstone of the start-up community.

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Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+

Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+ | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it

It’s about time you give some love to Google+, a social media platform set to attract more people not only because of its new dressed up interface, but also by the recent features added.


Google+ is obviously betting big on photos as it launches its ability to “auto awesome” images uploaded to it. Its mobile app came through with its refreshing updates as well. All in all, it has been a very active month for Google+ and the new wave of features is projected to increase its social networking share.

Now here’s an infographic ready to turn anyone who’s willing to make the jump an instant Google+ savvy user.


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Jordan Anderson- www.havefunandprofit.com's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:23 PM

It is now far more better!

Athena Catedral's curator insight, August 6, 2013 2:52 AM

Succinct cheat sheet for Google + posting

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 10:47 AM

Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+

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Facebook Planning To Hijack Twitter’s Hashtag! - AllTwitter

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Facebook Planning To Hijack Twitter’s Hashtag!
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Is this something that Facebook needs?  I must admit I do giggle when I see people hashtagging on Facebook and they don't realise it doesn't work! But in all honesty is Facebook trying too hard to be like everything else out there?  What happened to the great differences that made Facebook so brilliant? 

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25 Best Free Android Apps

25 Best Free Android Apps | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it
Beef up your mobile experience on Android with this helpful list of apps. Not one of them will cost you a cent.

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hector norockey's comment, May 29, 2013 2:54 AM
Thank you for this information...
RAF Systems UK's curator insight, May 29, 2013 4:10 AM

Hi id like to add my own apps to the list if possible, the free versions work fully with just few limited features.  Here is one http://www.mobiscales.tk if you visit my google play store you will find more

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12 Simple Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

12 Simple Ways to Make Better Business Decisions | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it

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Tia Ribary's curator insight, June 5, 2013 9:24 PM

This article is good for the business owner interested in becoming a better, more productive leader. Decision making can be challenging, and as #6 in the article points out, especially if you do not have a clear set of goals. Being clear on your goals, and looking to them as the basis for your decision making, is sure to make everything easier...and more efficient!

 

Give this a quick read, and more importantly, some serious thought. What two points could you incorporate to make your business more successful?

dreamz infra's comment, June 6, 2013 2:11 AM
Very good
John Michel's curator insight, June 22, 2013 6:50 AM

Learning to make good decisions in business doesn’t always come easy. Sometimes it is difficult to consider the vastness of both big and small decisions made about our companies. So to aid you in improving your leadership skills and bottom-line here are twelve recommendations from entrepreneurs on how to improve your decision making skills in business.


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How to Give a Killer Presentation

How to Give a Killer Presentation | Virtual PA Social Media | Scoop.it

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DPG plc's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:19 AM

Really like the TED talks that it links to - some great resources to learn from

Kasidit Kolasastraseni's curator insight, May 27, 2013 11:49 AM

Good reading for anyone who wants to master the art of presentation krub. They say, practice, makes perfect

Carlyle Johnson's curator insight, May 27, 2013 2:08 PM

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