Social Media Tools, Facebook

Why Facebook Should Stop Judging Content Quality

Facebook Memes

TechCrunch put an article out on August 23, 2013 reporting that Facebook will soon begin to punish “LOLCats-style memes” in the Facebook newsfeed. Facebook believes memes are low quality, but did not explain why, and I completely disagree. This post is entirely my opinion. Facebook Shouldn’t Be Judging Content Quality This action is a huge […]

Social Media Case Studies

Using Creative Interactivity to Generate Facebook Results

Abbe Pierre Foundation

What do you think of when I say “Facebook marketing”? You are probably thinking “coupons”, “promotions”, “product launch”, or even “contests”. Brands are well aware of the interest of the largest social network and its functions for promoting and creating an enthusiastic following. But Facebook is not only the El Dorado for “commercial” brands, it […]

Social Media Tools, Facebook

How to Know When to Promote a Facebook Post

When do you promote a facebook post

Social media has never been inexpensive, just different expensive. But now, the last vestiges of false assumptions about the true cost of social marketing are being wiped away. Facebook’s changes to EdgeRank essentially require that Pages pay a fee to reach more than 15 out of every 100 of their fans. How long until Twitter follows? […]

Social Pros 12 – Derek Halpern, Social Triggers

New Facebook photos

This is Episode 12 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Derek Halpern founder of Social Triggers. Read on for insights from Derek, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: for Facebook advertising, CPM rates are up 41%, CPC rates are up […]

Social Media Tools, Facebook

Silos, Facebook Advertising, and Opportunity


I was pissed. When I first heard the news that The Washington Post was spinning off a brand-new company to do Facebook-only consulting, I was incensed. Given that the future (and present) of marketing is multi-channel, multi-modal, cross-platform, and other hyphenates, why would an organization that theoretically “gets it” create a siloed professional services firm […]