Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Blogging and Content Creation, Social Media Marketing

Does Your Corporate Blog Measure Up

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There’s a fair amount of agreement on principles on an effective blog, and even widespread head nodding regarding what success metrics are important. However, there’s very little available with regard to blog metrics benchmarking, and how your blog compares to others. I’m hoping to change that. And you can help by taking this short survey. […]

Community Management, Content Marketing, Convince and Convert, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Strategy

11 Must-Dos for the Serious Blogger

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First in a three post series this week about social media case studies. 11 Must Dos For The Serious Blogger  View more documents from Jason Baer. If your blog is essentially a post-modern diary where you share your deepest, personal feelings about life in a cathartic way, this is not the post for you. However, […]

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Tools, Blogging and Content Creation, Social Media Marketing, Social Media ROI

Finally! A Blog Post Scoreboard

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Knowing which of your blog posts are most successful, and in what way, is invaluable in the never-ending process of honing your blog’s content approach and community orientation. Bloggers have always been challenged by on one hand having both a surplus of potential success metrics, and a scarcity of data aggregation tools. The new PostRank […]

Community Management, Content Marketing, Convince and Convert, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Tools, Blogging and Content Creation, Convince & Convert News, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Monitoring

Free Social Media Worksheets Worth Every Penny

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Convince & Convert is all about hype-free social media. Practical, achievable advice you can put into place in your company or organization today. To that end we’ve developed a series of free social media worksheets that you can use to help keep elements of your social media program on track. We’ll keep adding these worksheets […]

Content Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Blogging and Content Creation, Social Media Marketing

Make it Bigger – The 4 Types of Corporate Blogs

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Is your blog broad enough? Despite all the hoopla and teeth gnashing about micro-blogging like Twitter, and medium-blogging like Posterous, the good old blog isn’t going anywhere. For many social media objectives, the blog just works better. It’s more searchable, more convincing, and more flexible. But often, it’s also too narrow. Yes, I’ve advocated strongly […]

Community Management, Content Marketing, Convince and Convert, Social Media Strategy, Blogging and Content Creation, Conferences and Events, Social Media Marketing

Build Thought Leadership Through Social Networking

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Remember, social media is about people, not logos. That’s why the most powerful form of social capital is personal, not corporate. That was the theme of my day-long workshop for the Association of Management Consulting Firms last week in New York. My friend and client Elizabeth Sosnow of BlissPR co-presented with me. Titled “You’re a […]

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Blogging and Content Creation, Digital Media, Social Media Marketing

Why Blogs Will Kill Dissent

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While newspapers and magazines make increasingly Draconian decisions to try to escape their inexorable spiral of decline, the very future of publishing comes into question. Will life as we know it stop once the Grey Lady and her sisters cease to exist in their historical form? No. Even without papers and mags, Britney will still […]

Content Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Blogging and Content Creation, Social Media Marketing

Social Media – Marketing Without a Shelf Life

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In marketing, social media is the gift that keeps on giving. The trouble with traditional communication is that it’s ephemeral. Your print ad, TV spot, outdoor ad or press mention can have tremendous marketing value, but only while you’re paying to make it so. It’s like trying to communicate with rainbows – momentarily fantastic, but […]

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Blogging and Content Creation, Social Media Marketing

The Inefficiencies of the Reputation Economy

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Nothing gets bloggers more excited than a discussion about blog rankings. Many conversations I had at South by Southwest touched on this subject. Jason Falls asked Guy Kawasaki to move his Social Media Explorer up the list on http://alltop.com (a great resource to find first-class blogs, by the way). Mack Collier told me that his […]

Digital Marketing, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, PR 20, Social Media Marketing, Twitter Top 20 Interviews

Ann Handley – The Twitter 20 Interview about Social Media, Content and Journalism

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Ann Handley is kinda busy. She’s the Chief Content Officer of Marketing Profs, crack editorial overlord of Marketing Profs’ Daily Fix blog, contributor to the Huffington Post, author of the Annarchy blog, and a mother. She also co-founded the digital marketing portal ClickZ. In addition to her lengthy resume, she’s truly one of the best […]

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, Blogging and Content Creation, PR 20, Twitter Top 20 Interviews

BL Ochman – The Twitter 20 Interview about Social Media and Blogging

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BL Ochman, author of the What’s Next blog, and a veteran of digital marketing since 1996 and a public relations powerhouse before that, agreed to withstand the crucible of a Twitter 20 interview (20 questions live on Twitter). Here are BL’s thoughts on blogging, email, social media, and getting the job done right online. 1. […]

Digital Marketing, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, PR 20, Social Media Marketing, Twitter Top 20 Interviews

Jason Falls – The Twitter 20 Interview about Social Media and Public Relations

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Featuring Jason Falls, the head of social media at branding agency Doe-Anderson, author of the┬áSocial Media Explorer blog, and all-around social media nice guy genius. Jason submitted himself to the rigors of the Twitter 20 interview (20 questions live on Twitter) on November 14, 2008. Excellent questions and comments from viewers throughout, too. Thanks to […]