A New Age for Social Media Marketing | Brian Solis inShare7 In 2010, Social Media will rapidly escalate from novelty or perceived necessity to an integrated and strategic business communications, service, and information community and ecosystem. Our experiences and education will foster growth and propel us through each stage of the Social Media Marketing evolution. As MarketingSherpa observes, “2010 is the year where social media marketers gain the experience required to advance from novice to competent practitioner capable of achieving social marketing objectives and proving ROI.” It’s a powerful prediction and it’s one that I also believe. This is your year to excel, teach, and create your own destiny. To document the evolution in maturation of new media marketing, MarketingSherpa published its 2010 Social Media Marketing Benchmark Report. This is why I believe that business success stories shared to date were wonderful to read, but they didn’t necessarily serve as a framework for my work. I believe to the contrary however.
Prioritize Your Social Media Efforts There aren’t enough hours in the day for all the chores that social media puts in front of us. The best writing I’ve found on how to manage your time in social media is via Amber Naslund’s social media time management series. Her efforts in crafting this should become a little ebook that you hand around to everyone. If you skipped over that link, go back, click it to open a new tab/window, and then read it when you’re done with this (or skip mine and read Amber’s- it’s that good). These are written from a marketer’s perspective. Prioritize Your Social Media Efforts First, the Foundations Without the following, there’s no point doing social media and social networking for business. Goals first – If you don’t stick to your goals, there’s no reason to put any time into social media, period. In Order Of Value Listen – Listening gives you data, gives you metrics, gives you topic material for content, gives you a sense of where your crowd is. In Explaining This to The Leadership Your Take
Interaction Design Pattern Library - Welie.com Suggest a pattern Have you seen new examples of patterns out there that have not been described on this site? Send me a link to an example and I'll add it to my to-do list. Suggest a pattern Latest comments Form (Lucas Gwadana) Sometimes the ERROR handling is not explicit enough because when a user makes an... Map Navigator (Marcus) For print pages etc static maps are still relevant. Accordion (dellmre) Ajax accordion samples with source code Autocomplete (Zorg) I believe the name of this pattern to be misleading. Slideshow (Joshua) Slideshows on Homepages can be very beneficial.
UI Design Patterns and Library Builder Social Networking and Product Development 23 Jul, 2009By: Tom Shoemaker Web 2.0 technologies bring advantages, disadvantages, and applicability to the product engineering processes. Are Web 2.0 tools appropriate for use in product-development settings? The Upside Companies can realize tremendous gains by incorporating social computing technologies — an initiative that product-development software company PTC has termed . A key value of social product development is that it allows engineers, project managers, and other product-development professionals to reach out to a broader network to gain knowledge and form new interest groups or communities. Each of the three communities that participate in social product development can be defined by its activities. A project manager at an industrial original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sets up a web portal to act as a secure project collaboration hub for an outsourced design task. Although these concerns are warranted, companies can take steps to mitigate potential risk. Want to see more?
6 Ways to Use Ning for Business David Spinks is the Community Manager for Scribnia, where the world's bloggers and columnists are reviewed by their readers. He also blogs at The Spinks Blog about business, careers and professional communities. There is an almost overwhelming number of options on the social web for businesses to create and participate in communities. What is Ning? Ning, which just announced that they’ve reached 37 million registered users and 1.6 million social networks, is a web service that allows anyone to create their own branded social network. Ning provides their basic service for free, and offers premium services that allow users to use their own domain name, get more attentive customer support, utilize more storage space, remove ads and remove promotional links. Creating a social network on Ning or participating in networks already popular on the site are great ways for businesses to add value and connect with potential customers. 1. 2. 3. Sick of watching car commercials? 4. 5. 6.
Main Page - Social Patterns From Social Patterns #What is this site? #What's a pattern? Social Patterns & Best Practices Getting started What is this site? skip to the patterns! The Designing Social Interfaces patterns wiki is a companion site to the book that Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone are currently writing for O'Reilly Media. We decided to share the patterns as we write the patterns and the book to get community feedback. If you choose to contribute, we ask that you don't delete sections out right, but rather add your information with attribution. We look forward to talking with you! What's a Pattern? A pattern describes an optimal solution to a common problem within a specific context. A pattern is not a finished piece of code or design. When we talk about patterns, we often start by noticing social behavior patterns. The patterns in this collection are social design patterns (a.k.a. social user experience design patterns). Want to work on a pattern? The Site and The Book
List Of Top Social Media Network Sites | Showcases | instantShif Social Media Networking really important for people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail, blogging, instant messaging, photo sharing and gaming services. Social networking has created new paths to communicate and share information. After being researching last few weeks Now we glad to present the List of Top Social Media Network Sites which may help you in sharing information and networking all at the same time.
HOW TO: Make Social Media Work for Non-Consumer Brands Mark Wallace is the Vice President of Social Media at EDR & commonground, a community for environmental and commercial real estate pros. You can follow him on Twitter at @mwallcomm. It’s hard to argue against social media’s impact as an effective method of connecting brands and consumers. The efforts of Zappos, Papa John’s and Southwest Airlines are great examples of how a brand can benefit when it opens the door and welcomes consumer interaction. But what about the rest of us – the companies that are non-consumer facing, that are not as well known and glamorous, and who serve very specific market niches? Non-consumer companies realize there are clear benefits to implementing a social media strategy, but what do they need to do to achieve success? 1. Do you want to improve customer service, increase customer loyalty, drive sales, improve knowledge, lower costs, etc.? As with any business initiative, it’s vital to have something to strive for. 2. Do you have internal resources? 3.
Usability.Edu: 25 Incredibly Useful Usability Cheat Sheets & Checklists | Designer City, USA Is your Web site primed for any viewer? How do you know? The nicest thing about a usable Web site is that it’s just a good thing to do for others so they can easily read your online information. The other side to usability is that it can increase your search engine standings so more people can find your Web site. The following list of cheat sheets and checklists are fairly recent; however, some older usability checklists are useful for older sites that haven’t been upgraded. Did you enjoy this article? © 2014.