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Just started Social Media Metrics by @jimsterne. Good stuff t. What’s Your Personal Social Media Policy? Mike Brown On February 18, 2011 Googling “social media policy” returns nearly 5 million hits – obviously a topic getting lots of attention.

What’s Your Personal Social Media Policy?

22% of online Americans used social networking or Twitter for politics in 2010 campaign. 22% of online Americans used social networking or Twitter for politics in 2010 campaign Some 21% of online adults used social networking sites such as Facebook or MySpace in the months leading up to the November, 2010 elections to connect to the campaign or the election itself, and 2% of online adults did so using Twitter.

22% of online Americans used social networking or Twitter for politics in 2010 campaign

That works out to a total of 22% of adult internet users who engaged with the political campaign on Twitter or social networking sites in at least one of the following ways: Republicans, who lagged behind Democrats in the 2008 campaign in some key aspects of social media use, caught up to Democrats in the midterm election cycle. The “political social media user” cohort represented by these 22% of internet users voted for Republican congressional candidates over Democratic candidates by a 45%-41% margin, and Republicans’ enthusiasm for using social media matched that of Democrats. Political social media users stand out for their overall use of technology. 1. 2. 3. 1. Wow-we have only a. Social Media for Social Change — Inside the Organization? How has the activity of organizational change been changed, with the advent of social media?

Social Media for Social Change — Inside the Organization?

Back when I was an internal OD/Org Change manager in the Soap Plant, we spread ideas about change the old-fashioned ways: meetings, photocopied paper mail, and face-to-face conversations. 23 Social Media Facts to Share with Executives. Thanks for stopping by!

23 Social Media Facts to Share with Executives

I appreciate it. If you enjoyed this post, please consider signing up to my RSS feed in your favorite reader or email. For my job, I read and research A LOT and save A LOT of useful stats and figures that help “sell” the benefits of social media for companies. Not just from a communications perspective, but also from a strategic thinking and integration point of view.

Usually they wind up stuck in my presentations or in my bookmark folders, but aren’t shared much outside of my company’s four walls – which is unfortunate. SPOS #239 - The Now Revolution With Jay Baer And Amber Naslund. Welcome to episode #239 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast.

SPOS #239 - The Now Revolution With Jay Baer And Amber Naslund

If there are two people who continually publish both interesting and though-provoking Blog posts in this day and age of clutter and hype, it is Jay Baer over at Convince & Convert and Amber Naslund over at Brass Tack Thinking (Amber also happens to be a senior executive at Radian6 - the Social Media monitoring company). Most recently, Jay and Amber released their debut business book, The Now Revolution - 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter and More Social. The two of them are super smart when it comes to businesses, Social Media and what it takes to be competitive in this new world.

I'm thrilled that they both agreed to be a part of this episode. The Publishing Industry Gets Its Own Social Network. February 1, 2011 | 5 Comments The publishing industry is one that gets a lot of attention from many different places.

The Publishing Industry Gets Its Own Social Network

For all of this attention, though, there has never been a single location that brought together the many different voices of publishers, authors and agents all talking about the industry they have devoted their lives to. The magazines for the publishing industry are too insular, and broader social media discussions tend to be too broad. Today, a site called The GateKeepers Post is proposing to fill the gap by launching with a slate of top notch contributors from every corner of the publishing world all sharing their thoughts about the industry.

I'm one of the featured contributors as well, and just published my first post on the site titled "How Indifferent Authors Might Kill Publishing. " I asked the founder, Jeff Rivera, to share a few thoughts on why the site is so important, who might be interested in reading it, and what we can expect in the coming months. 1.

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Rich Media Advertising on Mobile Devices with Chhavi Upadhyay « Market Edge with Larry Weber. Social Media Strategy and Business Organizational Structure. Every school operates under a business organizational structure that controls the way things get done.

Social Media Strategy and Business Organizational Structure

Projects and initiatives have approval chains. But how does social media strategy fit into business organizational structures? In a blog post, Mark Greenfield asked, “Who owns social media?” Meetup Redesign Gets Thumbs Down - PRNewser. Social Media. Foursquare's University Badges Now Available at All Colleges & Universities. Foursquare has just announced that its "Foursquare for Universities" program is now available at every college and university around the world.

Foursquare's University Badges Now Available at All Colleges & Universities

That means the new-to-many-campuses university badges can be unlocked by any relevant checkins at any college or university campus around the globe. Foursquare's collegiate checkins program began about a year ago with a partnership with Harvard. At the time, the idea behind the partnership was to help students connect with colleagues, friends and professors through the app and to help campus visitors find their way around interesting and useful on-campus locations. Last fall, Foursquare launched Foursquare for Universities, an official program to partner with many different schools. The program, which also made way for custom badges for each school, eventually grew to include more than 100 colleges and universities. 2-D Codes: The 10 Commandments for Marketers. Jamie Turner is the chief content officer of the 60 Second Marketer, the online magazine for BKV Digital and Direct Response.

2-D Codes: The 10 Commandments for Marketers

He is also the co-author of How to Make Money with Social Media, now available at fine bookstores (and a few not-so-fine bookstores) everywhere. It seems as though every time you scan the web, there are posts and articles about companies that are using 2-D codes such as QR codes, EZcodes and Microsoft Tags to promote their products or services. The problem is that many of these companies are using 2-D codes as novelty items instead of using them to drive real, tangible revenue to their businesses.

I’ve spent the past few months analyzing several hundred different uses of 2-D codes across the globe. Some of them have been quite brilliant (as is the case with the Smithsonian Institution’s Neanderthal exhibit, which we’ll talk about in a second). Why Social Media Is Vital to Corporate Social Responsibility. Melissa Jun Rowley is a freelance entertainment correspondent for CNN, a writer for Causecast, and producer for "That Morning Show" on E!

Why Social Media Is Vital to Corporate Social Responsibility

Entertainment. She is @MelissaRowley on Twitter and blogs at A cultural and corporate shift is taking place in the world. The result of things like the current economic climate and recognition of global climate change, society is starting to push past awareness and into action. As this transition takes hold, companies are evolving from their reactive states, and moving toward more pro-active approaches. Corporate Social Responsibility Until recently, corporate social responsibility among businesses has revolved around risk mitigation and self-regulation. Old Spice To Use Chosen Superfan To Promote Next Ad. The next Old Spice commercial will go out to an audience of one: The brand is going to seed the ad to one superfan to disseminate within his or her social network. The move comes after the brand's spokesman, Isaiah Mustafa, returned yesterday with a 74-second video explaining that he's back. Mustafa was the star of the brand's "Smell Like a Man, Man" campaign, which garnered more than 24 million views on YouTube last year, making it the most-viewed ad of 2010.

(Subsequent videos featuring Mustafa responding to fans' questions brought in millions more views.) The company will choose the superfan based on his or her social media support. "We'll be scouring the web," Old Spice rep Mike Norton says. Homeless People Start Tweeting in New Awareness Initiative. Dell To Launch Social Media Listening Command Center [EXCLUSIVE] Dell’s CEO Michael Dell and CMO Karen Quintos will officially launch the company’s Social Media Listening Command Center today.

We first heard wind of this development in October when Dell's Vice President of Social Media and Community Manish Mehta announced that Dell had plans to launch the program at Altimeter's Rise of Social Commerce Conference. Just more than two months later, that announcement is coming to fruition with the opening of the center. Shortly after the October announcement, Mehta commented on a blog post by Altimeter's Industry Analyst Jeremiah Owyang about the project's purpose:

What Is Your Brand’s Social Voice? LinkedIn Now Allows Advertisers to Target Users by Job Title & More. Article. Social gaming exploded in 2010. Addictive apps like FarmVille and Mafia Wars grabbed the attention of social network users, the press—and marketers. eMarketer forecasts social gaming revenues will surpass $1 billion this year. Most of those dollars will come from virtual items purchased by the 61.9 million internet users who will play social games this year, according to eMarketer estimates.

That represents 27% of the US internet audience and will rise to 29% by 2012. 3 Ways to Capitalize on the Opportunity Economy. Social media isn’t all about planned campaigns and editorial calendars. In some cases, the best way to make an impact – to win the hearts and minds of customers and prospects – is by being timely, hyper-relevant, and individualized. This is contextually appropriate, just-in-time marketing where you find a chance to engage authentically, and you take it. This is the Opportunity Economy, and social media lets you tap into it like never before.

There are 3 primary ways you can capitalize on the Opportunity Economy: 1. Jay was in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, and used Foursquare to check in at a local restaurant. Imagine owning a restaurant and then sending a staff member to the adjacent restaurant, where he or she would stand in the bar area and offer coupons to patrons. 2. Flint Communication is a full-service advertising agency based in Fargo, North Dakota.

A quick check of Yahoo! How to Gain Competitive Insight With Social Media. Are you looking for that competitive edge? Curation Becomes Social: Pearltrees Launches 'Team' Version. Posted by Tom Foremski - December 7, 2010.

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Social networking sites are a 'modern form of madness' The way in which people frantically communicate online via social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook can be seen as a modern form of madness, according to the leading sociologist. Police Lesson - Social Network Tools Have 2 Edges. On The Media: This Week. Content Marketing. Penn Olson. Conversation Agent. Why Everything you Know about Influence is Wrong. Last week we talked about the five influence traps you must avoid.

For this leg of the conversation on influence, we'll be reviewing the theory of the few. In The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell wrote about connectors, mavens, and salespeople.