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Sneak Peek At Klout Shows Transparency

by · August 14, 2012

Klout is about to become less of a mystery to everyone. Or at least, how the service determines your influence will. A new release of the influence measurement tool hits this week and I got a sneak peek. Overall, it’s going to be easier for individual users to understand what impacts their scores. Not only does the new Klout have a user dashboard that shows what percentage of your score is impacted by which networks, but what metrics on those networks it’s seeing.


ShopIgniter Offers Playbook To Promote And Sell Using Social Media

by · July 27, 2012

The fine folks at ShopIgniter have put together an impressive playbook white paper on promoting and selling using social media. They’ve joined the roster of sponsors here at Social Media Explorer, too, just to make sure you have a chance to see it. The download is free and is well worth the time to download and read.

ShopIgniter is a software company that provides and end-to-end solution to help companies post and manage engaging content on social networks. But their Playbook is useful to you, even if you don’t use their software. It takes a decidedly business approach to social media marketing, walking you through the business funnel and process of buying for the average consumer.

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Are We Worn Out

by · June 8, 2012

Now that we are a few years into this social media maze, I’m curious:

How is everyone feeling?

For me, my level of energy and interest came into question a few times last week. The incidents ran the gambit: From remember-the-good-ole-days when we all shared everything on Twitter, (now we don’t in fear of giving something away); to a couple blog posts I read that essentially yelled, “Uncle!” The authors say they’ve had enough and can’t keep up. Are we just worn out?


3 Mission Critical Reasons to Convert Fans and Followers into Email Subscribers

by · February 28, 2012

It isn’t difficult to put together a strategy to convert fans and followers into something you actually own — email subscribers. But too many are putting the effort on the backburner in favor of figuring out a new popular social network. Converting fans and followers to email subscribers is just smart. The benefits exceed those found with preserving your investment in social activity. The benefits are also found in what you do with the email database on an on-going basis.

Here are three reasons you should start taking email acquisition seriously and make it one of your top goals for 2012.


6 Reasons NOT to Create a Facebook Fan Page

by · August 26, 2011

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 need to make a business case for social media and into the era of “needing” social media as part of our overall marketing mix.  The statistics on social media adoption are astounding. A recent study found that over 90% of marketers indicate that social media is important for their business. This is a drastic shift from where we were even just a short 2 years ago. In the same study, more than half of the respondents had less than 1 year of experience in social media.


How Can Marketers Attract Pre-Teens with Social Media?

by · July 13, 2011

Social media has largely been an adult playground for businesses as many of the most popular social networks have age limitations that prevent young children from creating profiles. The reality is that there are definitely pre-teens on Facebook and Twitter, but it is inappropriate for businesses to try and create marketing strategies to attract them there because they are violating the terms and conditions of the site.

So rather than look at how we can break the rules to tap into this audience we will focus on other channels where they spend their time. I’ve been brainstorming about how marketers could use social media to effectively attract the pre-teen market in a positive and supportive way that parents would support.


Infographic Says You Should Pay Attention to Your Facebook Profile Photo

by · June 3, 2011

Have you ever sat down and thought about your profile photo on Facebook? Apparently a whole slew of us have. This infographic takes a look at how often consumers update their profile photos on Facebook and it is clear…they do it A LOT! And women are doing it more than men. Is it because we are more vain? Possibly.

What does this mean for businesses running Fan Pages targeted to consumers? I think there are two important points to walk away with.


Are Twitter Chats Part Of Your Social Media Strategy?

by · April 6, 2011

Each week I participate in multiple Twitter chats –#BlogChat, #Speakchat, #Edchat, and #LeadershipChat; every group offering something unique. Although the chats them­selves are quite stim­u­lat­ing, the more impor­tant thing to me has been the con­nec­tions and rela­tion­ships that have devel­oped as a result of my par­tic­i­pa­tion. These rela­tion­ships dis­play what is best about social media, new technologies and what can happen when like minded peo­ple who share com­mon pas­sions are able to work together regard­less of time and prox­im­ity.

Twitter chats can be invaluable to your social media success. There are literally dozens of scheduled chats that take place every week; chats on everything from strategy to design. There is something for everyone, and the benefits are immense.


Empowering Your Employees May Solve Your Content Problems

by · March 1, 2011

If you believe the directional flow of marketing has changed and you conclude you really do need to create branded media for your small to medium business, do you know where do you start? The task can seem pretty overwhelming. Is it a blog post, a video, a tweet, a Facebook post? The list seems endless, right?

Consensus is that you need a digital marketing strategy as you approach branded media, which is true. Expanding your digital footprint doesn’t happen without a plan and consistent action. But you also need to start to think differently about what your employees are doing each day.