Social media training – vital lessons from history part 2

In the last post we looked at figures from the twentieth century and the lessons that could be learned from their experiences when implementing brand social media training. In this post we’ll investigate some historical recommendations crowdsourced on Twitter over the past week. Don’t expect people to be interested solely in your news, get the…

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Social media training – vital lessons from history part 1

Those looking to ensure staff are equipped to represent their brand across social media platforms could do worse than learn from some of history’s most famous and infamous historical figures. So what can your social media training learn from the past? “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always…

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Avoiding Facebook community f*ck ups. 5 moderation tips

Facebook pages give brands an opportunity to build close relationships with consumers; however, they also present new challenges for online community managers. Unlike forum based communities, brands have little real ownership over the platform:  posting is instant, 24 / 7, and pre-moderating is restricted. This means that the risks are higher – and it’s important…

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Harness the power of online communities – IF at the IDM

The institute of direct marketing (IDM) has just uploaded a lovely video of Adam as the course tutor of a very practical workshop on social media. The social media training course demonstrates how to: identify where social media can add value for your organisation map out your social eco-system understand how to identify and engage…

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The social media story – beyond the tech

On revisiting the video interview from SES it strikes me that social search is a complex issue that goes beyond the technology. It is much more than key words, phrases. Much more than Google +1; Bing and Facebook integration; or even trying to work around the new Panda algorithms. It is, as we frequently tell…

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Social media is science fiction

As this is the immediate future blog, rather than my own, I obviously steer away from anything too personal (apart from my various press trips of course). But if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to share a little anecdote with you. I listen to the @wittertainment podcast every week; I like the movie reviews and…

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Search gets social: Recommendations for brands

What does a consumer see when they type your brand into a search engine? And where else are people searching for your brand? As the net becomes more attuned to social conversations, the line between social and search is becoming increasingly blurred. Conversations on social media platforms are informing search engine enquiries. Content generated on…

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Keep fit with Your Shape Fitness Evolved!

  It’s always a busy start to the year at IF Towers with our client presence at CES and related activity (if you read Mark’s CES post you’ll know!).  None more so this year as exciting projects begin with another client, Ubisoft. We started working with Ubisoft just before Kinect for Xbox was about to…

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Great e-commerce product pages; how social are they?

Recently, Econsultancy published a piece on ten great e-commerce product pages. Following our research into the social shopping explosion we wanted to find out exactly how ‘social’ some of these retailers are. All of which will be popular destinations for consumers this Christmas. We’ve judged these ground-breaking online retailers on the following criteria: • Do…

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