Arment Dietrich

Billboard Chart Goes Social (50)

By: Arment Dietrich | December 9, 2010 | 
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The infamous Billboard music chart is keeping up with the times by launching the Social 50 Music Chart.  Traditionally, Billboard tracks the music chart by reviews, profits, and articles.  The new list will track based on page views, number of fans and followers, online song plays, and streams to external pages. (So if I post the new Cee Lo song to my Facebook page, that now [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Handling Negative Comments Online

By: Gini Dietrich | December 9, 2010 | 
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The Facebook question of the week comes from my cutie patootie friend Samantha Collier (BTW, I said she was just @samtara in the video, but the correct link is here). She asks, “How should one respond to negative feedback, differing opinions, etc., through social media?” My answer is in the video (which, if you’re viewing through your RSS feed and can’t see, you can click here [&hellip... Read More
Guest

The Word Elite Should Not Be In Your Social Media Vocabulary

By: Guest | December 8, 2010 | 
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Guest post by David Murray, director of social web communications for re:group. Look up the definition of the word “elite,” and you get the following: A group or class of persons or a member of such a group or class, enjoying superior intellectual, social, or economic status. The best or most skilled members of a group. If there is one thing I’ve observed this past year, [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Six Reasons Facebook Places Might Just Beat Foursquare

By: Guest | December 7, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Nate Riggs, owner of Social Media Strategies. Recently I was sitting on a panel at a SMC Columbus event watching another panelist speak about social search. Halfway through, my friend Rocky leans over to me and says: “Google buys up the technologies they want. Facebook just builds them.” Huh. If you think about it, that’s a fairly accurate statement. Facebook has always been [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Top Five Stories Week Ending December 3

By: Gini Dietrich | December 3, 2010 | 
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If people around you have the flu or strep right now, amp up your immune system! I’m serious. This stuff is bad. I haven’t been this sick in 10 or more years or for this long. It’s been an entire week.  I can’t even get on my bike. Take extra vitamins and drink OJ (or mimosas – great idea, Howie Goldfarb!) daily! Also, I learned yesterday [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Creative Destruction: Why Facebook and Twitter May be Doomed

By: Guest | November 30, 2010 | 
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Editor’s note: Today’s guest author, Jay Pinkert, a principal with Shatterbox, was a winner of our 9 Marketing Trends for 2011 contest, in which we asked readers to submit the ninth trend for our upcoming webinar of the same name, which will be held on December 15. (It’s not too late to sign up!) Following are further thoughts on his submitted trend, creative destruction. In the [&hellip... Read More
Guest

For Nonprofits, Social Media is the Message

By: Guest | November 23, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Eric Pudalov community events coordinator for Georgia Community Support and Solutions. I had an operation for a brain tumor at age 14, which forced me to learn and function differently as an adult. In some areas, I need more feedback and assistance on the job than the average person. On the bright side, this has added to my understanding of social media: These [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Facebook Contests: Seven Tips for Flawless Execution

By: Gini Dietrich | November 23, 2010 | 
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We just finished hosting our Facebook photo contest, where John Heaney was the winner for “Legally Gini.” It was great fun because, well, it made fun of me (though a friend called and said, “Is someone going to get fired over this?”). Look, I have four brothers. I learned A LONG time ago to laugh at myself or I’d have been miserable with their constant teasing [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Twitter: 15 Ways to Stay Interesting

By: Guest | November 22, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Elena Verlee, founder of Cross Border Communications. If you’ve been on Twitter a while, you’re probably stuck in a rut. We all know we’re supposed to engage, share links to valuable information, and re-tweet others. What else is there? If you want to spice up your Twitter feed, here are 15 ideas to get you going. 1. Twitpic something – Photos of you [&hellip... Read More