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Announcement from Social Media Today

February 27, 2014 by Robin Fray Carey

Simon Pearce.

I’m delighted to announce that Simon Pearce, Founding Partner of Fabric Branding, is now working with Social Media Today to advise us on our integrated marketing products and services. Simon’s task is to help us to build on top of what we have learned through our successful collaborations with leading companies like Siemens, Shell, Oracle and SAP.[read more]

Staying True to Social Media with Robin Fray Carey

March 26, 2013 by Nathan Mendenhall

Robin Fray Carey

I am a huge fan of Social Media Today and I thought it would be extremely interesting to find out about the growth and development of this great website, so I reached out to co-founder and CEO Robin Fray Carey who awesomely agreed to answer a few questions.[read more]

Top 3 Sales Posts of 2012 and Bonus Video

December 31, 2012 by Lori Richardson

It’s been quite a year, and amidst all the noise, some stellar pieces of sales advice to help grow your front line revenues. We are just sharing some favorites, including one amazing video (get your pen and paper out for it) from our friend Todd Schnick of The Intrepid Group, our own top posts, and some great sales community sites. Sit down with a coffee or tea and gain some insights to help you kick 2013 off as the best sales year ever. Enjoy![read more]


Your Holiday Card This Year

December 11, 2012 by Robin Fray Carey

"Garden Tender" A woman in her garden in Leogane, Haiti, is part of a BRAC Haiti initiative.  Photographed January 2011, one year after the earthquake, by Nadia Todres, winner of our Envisioning Safe Livelihoods contest.

This holiday season, our holiday cards to many of the people who have been part of our success this year will be in the form of e-cards from The Women's Refugee Commission. We also hope that you will learn more about the work that the Women's Refugee Commission does. And when you yourself give to the Women’s Refugee Commission, you are helping us to improve the lives and protect the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis[read more]

Customer Relationship Management Clearly Is Going Social

July 31, 2012 by Mike Lewis

One of the best way to create a better experience for your customers is to leverage what you know about them. To do that companies are moving towards an integration of social data with CRM systems, as evidenced in this webinar discussion among various marketing and analytics superstars.[read more]

ViDEO Discussion: Who is Getting ROI with Online Video?

June 19, 2012 by Cliff Figallo

SMT CEO Robin Carey talks with online video strategist Douglas Simon and Hill Holiday's Director of Social Media Mike Proulx about the status of digital video today.[read more]


Social Media Today Will Honor the SOPA Blackout Tomorrow

January 17, 2012 by Robin Fray Carey

Rather than seek to address the tension between free expression and intellectual property by striking a balance between the two, SOPA makes First Amendment rights an afterthought that exist at the leisure of copyright holders, who can compel the disappearance of entire online communities thanks to the mere allegation of copyright infringement leveled against a single member.[read more]


Closing the Books: A Report to our Community

January 12, 2012 by Robin Fray Carey









We doubled our staff, hiring some cracker-jack former journalists and energetic, customer-focused community marketing staff. We ended the year decidedly in the black, but making sure that we delivered value through our team and not through a lot of wasted expense.[read more]


Social Media Today Announces Siemens Sponsorship of HealthWorks Collective

January 9, 2012 by Robin Fray Carey

Dr John Glaser, Phd, CEO, Siemens Healthcare Sector

We’re delighted to be able to announce formally a new relationship with a great company, Siemens. The Siemens Healthcare Sector is today raising its brand high on our newest Social Media Today editorially independent community, HealthWorksCollective.[read more]


What Makes a Vibrant LinkedIn Group? So Far, So Good

December 20, 2011 by Paul Simon

The Holy Grail of any online community, of course, is the ability to deliver interactivity. The 179 comments posted last week in the Social Media Today group and more than 100 daily requests for membership show all the signs are pointing in the right direction.[read more]

Why Marketers Need to Pay Attention to Online Reviews

September 9, 2011 by Steve Olenski

A new study shows that 80% of online customers change their mind about making a purchase after reading negative online reviews.[read more]

Siemens Sponsors The Energy Collective

September 1, 2009 by JerryB

It's a big day for us here at the Social Media Today network of online business-to-business communities.   Siemens has just become the enabling sponsor of The Energy Collective, our popular and highly-respected "green" community.  All of our communities are sponsored to varying degrees but we have been especially careful...[read more]

Introducing Governing People

August 27, 2009 by Ari Herzog

If SocialMediaToday is an online community for the web's best thinkers on social media and Web 2.0, Governing People is for advocates of smart, efficient, and transparent government--and Government 2.0.The sister communities--with My Venture Pad, the Smart Data Collective, the Wealth Managers League, and others hyperlinked in the bottom...[read more]

How to Get Your Post on the Front Page of Social Media Today

August 7, 2009 by JerryB

Ok, so it's not quite as awesome as being on the cover of Rolling Stone in the era of Dr. Hook, but we get a nice flow of traffic here these days and several bloggers who have added their posts to our content stream have inquired about our process for choosing which posts to use and feature.  So, here goes. With something like 200...[read more]

Littleredbook + Social Media Today

July 23, 2009 by Rand Han

Littleredbook has teamed up with Social Media Today; we're working together to bring established best practices of creating niche social media communities to China for select clients looking to build loyalty through strong value-added relationships with their customers. The press release is below - check it out and take a look at the new...[read more]

Up-and-Coming Web Pro Needed at Social Media Today

May 6, 2009 by Mark sharpless

You already spend all your time and energy on social media and web technology--why not get paid for it?Social Media Today is the industry-leading creator of B2B-focused media properties like The Energy Collective, The Customer Collective, MyVenturePad, Governing People, Sustainable Cities Collective, and the SmartData Collective.We're...[read more]

1 Out of Over 100 Million?

July 25, 2008 by Jay Deragon

The number of blogs on the net now exceeds 100 million and growing. Blogs have become the new media of expression by individuals and institutions throughout the world. Bloggers like to see increased traffic, comment ratios and links over time. These points of reference suggest that just maybe what one is writing about has relevance to an...[read more]

How to Get Your Posts on the Frontpage of Social Media Today

May 13, 2008 by JerryB

Because you folks are so generous with your thoughts and writing (and, maybe because we get lots of readers and you'd like to grow the old personal brand a bit), Social Media Today now has more posts automatically submitted everyday than we can possibly use.  Choosing which ones to feature has become an editorial...[read more]

Get Your Social Media Today Badge Here

March 29, 2008 by JerryB

Want to tell your readers that you're a member of the coolest group of social media bloggers on the planet?  Now you can.  Just grab one of these neat badges and drop it into your page somewhere, with a link back to  So many of you have added your blogs lately, I'm a little behind on updating the...[read more]

And the Winner Is...

February 24, 2008 by JerryB

Forget the Oscars.  The winner of Social Media Today's first ever "Most-Read Blogger of the Week" award is Dennis D. McDonald, who got an SMT-branded cap for his efforts.  Dennis says he has a collection of caps that he wears while walking his doggy in Alexandria, Va.  We asked Dennis how he got into blogging and here's...[read more]