Digital Marketing

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Tracking Website Engagement


Guest post by Petri Darby, APR, the director of brand marketing & digital strategy for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. In Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” a computer known as Deep Thought spent seven and a half million years contemplating the great Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. Seventy-five thousand generations […]

Social Media Strategy

SunButter Succeeds in Social Media Step-by-Step


Guest post by Libby Hall, digital strategist at the Flint Group of agencies. Here’s an example of strategic social media in action for our client, SunButter. SunButter sunflower seed spread is like peanut butter, but totally peanut-free and made from sunflower seeds, so it’s perfect for people with peanut allergies. It’s also delicious, as fans […]

Social Media Tools, Facebook

Measuring Facebook Fan Engagement Beyond the Like

Bulbstorm Facebook Engagement Funnel

Guest post from Matt Simpson, interactive marketing director for Bulbstorm. Bulbstorm executes campaigns for brands seeking to create passionate bonds with consumers. Not long ago, the ultimate measure of a successful Facebook promotion was fan growth. That was sooooo 2010. Fan growth is simply not enough. Disagree? Throw out a sweepstakes app, dangle a free […]

Social Business, Social Media Staffing and Operations

6 Ways to Show You Give a Damn in a Job Interview

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Guest post by Elizabeth Sosnow, Managing Director of BlissPR, a New York City based public relations firm. She develops and supervises strategic communications programs for major companies in professional and financial services, with a particular emphasis on the legal, consulting and insurance industries. He was an intelligent, well qualified senior candidate. Over the course of […]

Social Media Tools

Will Geo-Targeting Jump Start Twitter Advertising

twitter advertising open for business on geo-location

Guest post from Matt Krautstrunk, an expert on VOIP phone systems based in San Diego. He writes extensively at Resource Nation. When it comes to small business advertising, social holds seemingly endless opportunity. Small business owners are not only experimenting with social advertising, but they are investing in social even more so than other, more […]

Community Management, Guest Posts, Social Media Tools, Brand Communities, Facebook

5 Tips for Using Facebook’s Moderation Blocklist

Facebook Moderation BlockList

Guest post from Jessica Carlson, a social media manager at Off Madison Ave who specializes in building social communities that create brand loyalists and garner key insights. “Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself.” -Potter Stewart Facebook recently released a Moderation Blocklist, a functionality that allows Page administrators to set parameters around certain keywords, […]

Content Marketing, Blogging and Content Creation

Top 5 Slideshare Marketing Tips

slideshare tips

Guest post by Kristina Allen, Online Marketing Manager at ion interactive, the makers of the LiveBall marketing optimization software. One of my favorite social marketing activities right now is creating Slideshare presentations. Slideshare is a directory of presentations. Think of it as YouTube, but for Powerpoint. I really love creating short (read: easily consumable) but […]

Social Media Research

Is Wi-Fi Making You Anti-Social?

is wi-fi making you anti-social

Guest post by David Murton, a professional writer specializing in the fields of social media and marketing. He is also an avid piano and accordion player, with a particular interest in the music of the Classical era. In the pantheon of big ideas, the concept of the noosphere ranks right up there with the best […]