Pinterest Drives Major Traffic for Retailers →
Social content curation site Pinterest is one of the fastest movers in cyberspace over the last few months, rising quickly through the ranks to become a vital traffic driver for online retailers. Check out this infographic from Monetate to see why.
50 new tech tools you should know about →
You may have dozens of apps on your phone and scores of websites bookmarked on your laptop, but that doesn’t mean you have all the latest tech tools at your fingertips.New mobile apps, services, social networks and other digital tools pop up so frequently that keeping up with them is a nearly impossible task. Just when you think you’re up to date, something newer and hipper comes...
13 Social Platforms Your Small Business Should... →
You know, every once in awhile it helps to go back to square one. Those of us who live in the social media bubble often talk so much about what is going on that we forget the basics and often feel that if we address the basics we aren’t doing anything new.But the fact of the matter is, the primary audience for my blog consists of small businesses owners and operators, many of whom have still not...
Pinterest: The Growing Visual Bulletin Board for... →
If you’ve been living under a social media rock recently, you might not have heard of Pinterest – a new social bookmarking site that emphasizes images. Users of the invite-only network “pin” images linked to web pages onto their own custom visual bulletin boards. Companies large and small have been figuring how to engage with the fast growing user base; Experian Hitwise reported that Pinterest has...
10 Ways to Share Your Solar Blog and Generate... →
One reason why solar companies don’t blog regularly—or at all—is that they believe that it can be a lot of effort for a small audience that may just happen upon the post. Wrong, wrong, wrong, in so many ways, wrong. People don’t happen upon blogs accidentally. Most often, you have to go to where your customers are first.First, let’s be clear that you do have to write useful...
Nine Things You Didn’t Know About Twitter →
Twitter, the minimalist-format social network that claims to have 100 million users, has built its reputation around its simplicity. Members can post to the service only in text messages of 140 characters or less. They can include a link to another site, or to a photo or video. They can repost other users’ messages on their own pages. They can send each other equally spartan private messages....
Unified's 'social operating platform' brings... →
Unified, a new enterprise marketing technology company, will today introduce what it calls a Social Operating Platform (SOP), designed for large brands and agencies who need better automation and management of paid and owned media campaigns. Unified’s approach is simple. Its SOP is a platform for managing advertising across different social channels, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn,...
Are you into Pinterest? Fast-growing social site... →
York, PA - Users of Pinterest create boards dedicated to certain topics — recipes, interior design, weddings, or books, for example — and then “pin” images there. Users can upload their own photos, pin items from around the web or repin posts from others.
Google gets personal →
Earlier this week, Google introduced Search Plus Your World, a set of new social search features that pull in content from a user’s Google+ circles. Search Plus Your World will start rolling out in the US over the next few days but should be available for other users around the world shortly thereafter.Amit Singhal, a Google Fellow, posted on the official Google blog that “our dream is...
Highly Tweeted Articles 11 Times More Likely To Be... →
When we think the contents of retweets, we think interesting articles, witty or funny comments and links. Usually when something is retweeted, we take a look at it before moving on to the next one. However, there is a extra benefit from being retweeted heavily, mainly that they will stick in the collective memory of users more and while it’s something that media outlets experience on a regular...
What’s ahead for tech start-ups in 2012 →
There’s never been a more vibrant time for young technology companies in Europe, and 2012 is shaping up to be a big year for startups, writes Tom Leathes.
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Companies turn to social media to attract fresh... →
This year, Teach For India, a fellowship programme, is looking for 450 fellows. For that they hope to attract 7,000 applications. The recruitment campaign has been on for the past few months and has exploited every kind of opportunity to make themselves known and get the word out about their positions.
Some Thoughts on Social Networking →
By way of giving advice and/or comparing notes with other bloggers who use them, I thought last night I’d write some thoughts on some of the big social-networking sites: which ones I use, and which ones I get the most benefit from.First up, there’s my new account on Twitter. Yes, I resisted joining Twitter for a long time, and the thing that still bothers me most about it is the same...
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Content Curation Tools for B2B Marketing →
Sponsor Post Years ago, I ran marketing for a professional services firm. As with all consulting firms, our demand-generation campaigns were based on thought leadership. But getting the content for those campaigns was a long and painful process. It was actually worse than pulling teeth because most of the time we […]
The social media revolution →
What is social media? Is it for me? What are the benefits and risks? Opinions regarding the use of social media vary, but there’s one fact we can’t deny, it has altered the way that many of us communicate with one another.Social media is best defined as an interactive communications medium, the key word being interactive. It promotes dialogue and encourages the exchange of ideas and opinions over...
Too much buzz →
The only area of business that seems to be recession-proof is social media. Industrial firms are battening down the hatches. Banks are tossing thousands of workers overboard. But Facebook is looking to raise $10 billion for a small fraction of its shares when it goes public in 2012.A recent conference in Madrid, put on by the Bankinter Foundation of Innovation, captured the enthusiasm. The...
IBM Eats Its Own Social Dog Food →
When it comes to enterprise social networking, IBM not only talks the talk, it walks the walk with its IBM Connections software.Among business-oriented social platform software vendors, IBM has been ranked No. 1 in worldwide market share in 2009 and 2010 by IDC. According to IDC, worldwide revenue for social-platform software was more than $500 million in 2010, representing growth of almost 32%....
60 Genius Brands to watch in 2012 →
2011 was the year of growth, perseverance and blowback in which hundreds of companies launched and saw huge rounds of funding despite a defunct economy. For 2012, we are watching many startups as they grow, but we also have several legacy brands on our watch list as we hear rumors of big changes coming this year.The following 60 brands were narrowed down from hundreds of companies that we have...
Why is Pinterest garnering lot of interest? →
Pinterest, the very young startup has displayed tremendous growth in terms of its users and popularity over the past few months.The social bookmarking tool used to “pin” images found around the Web into categorized collections, or boards received $27 million in venture funds and saw its popularity exploding from 1.2 million users in August to over 4 million till date.
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