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How Alcohol Adversely Impacts Social Media Usage [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 3, 2013 by Jim Dougherty

Booze and Social Media

How does alcohol usage affect social media usage? A tongue in cheek infographic for sure, but it’s good humor. My favorite part was the recommendation to update your LinkedIn after rehydration. I’m curious to know your thoughts on this one.[read more]

Seniors Going Social: Benefits that Social Media Proffers to the Elderly

October 26, 2013 by Rick Pendykoski

Social Media and Older Adults

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter might have been considered as the domain of the young and the tech-savvy until now, but not anymore. Seniors and retirees are signing up in herds for reaping the advantages of staying abreast with the latest events and trends.[read more]

Do Social Media Referrals Have A Future In Your Business?

October 7, 2013 by Amanda Green

Social media referrals are living on the edge – or at least they are somewhere near according to a Monetate’s data for the first quarter. The analysis shows that search optimization and email continues to bring in most referrals, while social media is the last-click channel of attribution.[read more]


The Global War on GMOs: Continued Rise of the Social Machine

October 7, 2013 by Candida McCollam

GMOs and Social Media

Not since Rachel Carson, arguably the mother of today’s environmental protection movement, wrote A Silent Spring, heroically confronting the chemical industry’s pesticide contamination in the 1950s, have we seen such a groundswell of public sentiment.[read more]

Is Social Media Enhancing or Ruining the Travel Experience?

September 23, 2013 by Frederic Gonzalo

Social Media and Travel

Ever since social networks have gained popularity in recent years, we hear of similar questions, with numerous studies and surveys giving arguments for people standing on both side of the matter. Truth is, social media impacts our every day relationships.[read more]

6 Ways To Use Content Marketing More Effectively For Personal Branding

September 18, 2013 by Jill Celeste

Content Marketing and Personal Branding

An online personal branding strategy should include a content marketing component because it allows you to show your expertise. However, many people question how to effectively use content marketing for personal branding. Here are six tips that can help.[read more]

Digital and Social Trends Seen at New York Fashion Week

September 17, 2013 by Julie Blakley

Digital Social Fashion

Fashion Week used to be an exclusive event reserved for the elite. The public had to wait for the print publications before they could see the coverage, images and commentary related to the year’s premier fashion event. But now, the fashion industry has been democratized.[read more]


Have You Heard About the Social Shake-Up? [VIDEO]

July 14, 2013 by Suzie McCarthy

The Social Shake-Up is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to break down the silos and connect face-to-face with Social Business Champions from across the enterprise, and mingle with like-minded peers. The Social Shake-Up is the only event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in social media.[read more]

Vine Updates Service In Response To Instagram Video

July 5, 2013 by Will Sigsworth

Vine has released version 1.3 of its iOS app, adding new camera tools, channels to help categorise videos, a “revine” button, an “On The Rise” tab and more post protection options for users.[read more]

Social Media: 5 Must-Have Tools for Bloggers

July 3, 2013 by Kiesha Easley

For many, blogging is a business, whether it be full-time or part-time. As such, a blogger needs to take advantage of certain tools and resources to achieve the 3 M’s of Blogging — monetization, marketing, and (social) media.[read more]

Small Business Owners Have Learned the Power of Web Tools

July 3, 2013 by Miles Austin

Take charge of your success and learn from small business owners. Embracing the use of web tools in your business will produce results substantially greater than you are achieving today.[read more]

My Special Gift to You This Week to Celebrate Our Global Revolution

July 3, 2013 by Robin Fray Carey

We’re celebrating the Fourth by offering a half-off discount on our Social Shake-Up conference, taking place September 15-17 in Atlanta.[read more]

Becoming C2B

July 3, 2013 by Mark Cameron

Let’s put the customer first. Focus not on spamming your customers but on providing real value. Don’t waste money on irrelevant marketing and more noise. Stop thinking about data ownership and spend more time on relationships. Put your customer first. Become C2B.[read more]

Branding for Small Business: Lessons from Big Businesses

July 2, 2013 by Jasmine Henry

When you make the effort to inspire, amuse, or simply connect with your audience, the results can be just the boost your brand needs.[read more]

The Key to Becoming a Social Business? Stop Focusing on Social Media

July 2, 2013 by Liz Gross

I've been a social media strategist for just over six months, and I've come to one conclusion. My job is not about "doing social media." I've learned that my work is more about customer service, education, word of mouth, creating memorable experiences, corporate communication, and organizational change.[read more]

8 Questions to Ask a Potential Social Media Manager

July 2, 2013 by Mandy Edwards

Social media marketing is more than just posting status updates on a Facebook page or tweeting an occasional tweet. Social media marketing encompasses figuring out the who, what, when and why.[read more]

When Social Media Became Unavoidable

July 2, 2013 by Devanshi Garg

In 2012, Facebook and Twitter boasted a combined user base of more than 1.5 billion users. With over 25 billion Tweets and 30 billion shared statuses a month on Facebook, social media has transformed how people share information.[read more]

Marketing Strategy: The Early Bird Catches the Worm

June 15, 2013 by Gini Dietrich

Social Early Bird

By far, the best online marketing strategy is being able to seize a new opportunity before any of your competitors have a clue what’s going on. But it’s not just about setting yourself up to be the early bird.[read more]


Social Media & Corporate Strategy: Changing Roadmaps and New Landscapes | Webinar Replay

April 23, 2013 by Kelsey Arnold

Five years ago, a person exclusively charged with managing a company’s social media strategy was a novelty. Today, social has a reason to be integrated into every department. Customers don't differentiate between your advertising, sales, or service teams when they're communicating with your company. But how do you develop a consistent...[read more]


How Video Calling Technology Will Change the Face of Social Media

April 9, 2013 by Kyle Olson

Both video calling and social media have grown exponentially in the last decade. And, while social media is a much newer phenomenon than video conferencing and calling, the two technologies are starting to mesh together in fascinating ways that have large ramifications.[read more]