5 YouTube Marketing Tips for Better Engagement Jason Weaver is the CEO of Shoutlet, an enterprise social management software company he founded. He has been involved in social media strategy development since its inception for brands that include Disney, SC Johnson, and eBay. In addition to its incredible success as the de facto portal for video uploads and viewing, YouTube is itself a community. For brands, it provides an additional viable opportunities to spark discussion with followers. It’s a place to build relationships and create a space for users to converse with each other about branded content. Just as Facebook has become an incredibly popular place for brands to maintain a dialogue with their customers, YouTube offers a similar opportunity, although the conversation is driven primarily by video content. So how do companies make the most of the conversations happening on YouTube? 1. A classic example of this is “Will it Blend?” 2. 3. 4. 5. “10,000 people in Acme’s YouTube community ‘liked’ this video.
Stephen's Web Western Progressive: Tea Baggers Hell is freezing over for the Republican Party. They could end up nominating a candidate that is completely and utterly unelectable. Democrats could not fathom a more perfect opponent than Newt Gingrich -- even more perfect than Bachmann or Cain. Most independent voters remember Gingrich as maybe the most partisan member of Congress in our lifetime. Since his return to politics as a presidential candidate, Gingrich has offended non-Republicans with race-bating comments about food stamps and child labor . But they had it coming. Establishment conservatives like Jennifer Rubin are worried after watching Newt Gingrich trouce Mitt Romney over the weekend. "But here’s the thing: The voters in their infinite wisdom have just given a huge boost to perhaps the only GOP candidate who could shift the spotlight from President Obama to himself, alienate virtually all independent voters, lose more than 40 states and put the House majority in jeopardy ," Rubin said. Many others would agree.
73 Essential Social Media & Tech Resources for Small Businesses As a small business owner, your time is limited. Each week we put together a roundup of essential social media resources to help you stay on top. We wanted to give you even more of a leg up with this megalist of our top small business resources from the past few months, including social media, tech, startups, marketing & advertising, dev & design and mobile posts that were written with small business in mind. E-Learning Queen Forrester Blogs | Making Leaders Successful Every Day Le cahier réseaux sociaux 2010 – ebook par OWNI | Le Marketing sur le Web ... Social Owni, c’est quoi ? Owni est un Webzine que j’aime particulièrement et que je lis régulièrement, les articles publiés sont de qualités, bref un incontournable… En cette fin d’année, Owni propose plusieurs ebooks sur des thématiques aussi différentes que passionnantes : Journalisme, Hadopi, Wikileaks… Ces ebooks sont en réalité des compilations des meilleures articles publiés en 2010, vraiment excellent ! En savoir plus sur Owni : « Groupe de médias français et européen et « thinktank » à ciel ouvert, au sein duquel collaborent 20 éditeurs et journalistes permanents, plus de 600 blogueurs, des développeurs, des designers, des entrepreneurs, des étudiants et des chercheurs… Nous y expérimentons le « Digital Journalism » (datajournalism & information en réseau) et cherchons à comprendre le monde qui nous entoure sous un regard critique, constructif et technophile. » Un court extrait de l’ebook Réseaux sociaux : Mais alors quelles conclusions tirer de tout ce qui vient d’être dit ?
The 19 Best Elearning Blogs - Articulate – Word of Mouth Blog Sep52006 From learning theories to content design, metadata to LMSes, survey data to industry trends, these blogs have it all. This list represents some of the more active e-learning blogs I’ve found or already read regularly. Each of these is great in its own way — be it the in-depth analysis, the industry headlines, the technical prowess — but all will get you thinking about learning and technology in new ways. The 19 Best Elearning Blogs* (in no particular order) The Rapid eLearning Blog Tom Kuhlmann was a customer of ours who made a name for himself in the Articulate Community Forums with his creative tips and tricks about Articulate products, and his unique ability to understand how to build original elearning courses that engage the learner and simultaneously meet business objectives. * Why 19?
Tech News | Innovation News | Money News Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2011 Winners! Social media is a big subject. If you’re looking for some reliable places to go for the best tips and social media tactics, look no further! Our second-annual contest generated more than 300 nominations. Our panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists, analyzing the quality of their content, the frequency of posts and reader involvement (among other things). The following are the winners of Social Media Examiner’s Top 10 Social Media Blogs for 2011. If you’re looking to master all that social media has to offer, these rich blogs need to be at the top of your reading list. Congratulations to the winners. Share the love: Feel free to post the above list on your blog (just reference this post). The badge of distinction: If you’re a winner, you can post the image you see here on your blog and please link back to this page. A special thanks to our judges! Do you frequent any of these blogs? About the Author, Michael Stelzner
CAS Authentication wanted! Social media from Twitter to Facebook, LinkedIn to YouTube creates opportunities for building relationships, cultivating customers and promoting business, but the sea of updates and input awash with data both important and consequential can drown all but the most dogged of users. Fortunately, app developers have created more than a few devices to make keeping afloat in the social media waters manageable, sane and even productive. Yet even the tools intended to help users navigate social media ar 1 of 20 With TweetDeck, users can customize their Twitter experience with groups, columns, saved searches and automatic updates to help them stay updated about interesting people and topics. There are more than 550,000 active applications on the Facebook platform, according to social media company. After all, without add-on tools, it's all-too-easy to get lost in social media. Best Mobile Apps For Busy Professionals Top 20 Android Productivity Apps More Insights
Loogic.com - Negocios en Internet Top 75 Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page Have you customized your Facebook page? There are thousands of apps that can help you engage with your fans. In this article I’ll focus on the top 75 Facebook apps. These apps allow you to customize your landing tabs, add your blog, add videos and photos, add chat, add polls, contests, geolocation, scheduling, email, ecommerce and much more. Why Facebook Apps? Why add apps to your Facebook Business (Fan) page? In other words, every time a fan interacts with your Fan page, it’s free advertising for you because each fan’s activity goes out into their stream (their wall and their friends’ News Feeds). Facebook App Directory However, there are literally tens of thousands from which to choose. There’s also Appbistro where you can browse their comprehensive directory of apps for businesses. You can track your metrics via Facebook Insights and see which of your tabs gets the most clicks as shown in the screenshot below: Facebook Insights - Tab Views Custom Landing Tabs TabSite - Facebook App See also: