Slideshare and the rise of B2B social media

There is no doubt that the growth of Slideshare has got B2B marketers excited about using social media again. It has become the world’s largest content sharing community. Combine this with the reach of Twitter and LinkedIn and the platform has become a vital part of the best B2B social media strategies. The site has…

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Afraid of your competitor’s social media activity?

If so, you are not alone. New research from econsultancy shows a whopping 85% of brands believe increased social media marketing by competitors will have a significant impact on their social media plans in 2012. With all innovation, there is an adoption curve (see below) – it looks like the social media laggards are worried…

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The Three R’s of Facebook Moderation

Creating a branded Facebook page can be daunting for any business; doing so without a robust moderation policy in place can be disastrous. A branded Facebook page can be an open-invitation for foul-mouthed detractors to fill the page with expletives and abuse. Perhaps less obvious are the implications of a well-meaning, but misguided employee jumping…

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Reddit – Upvote it: Part II

So in the first blog in this series, we established that Reddit is significant online social movement, but what exactly can it offer a brand or business? Monitoring: Businesses can utilise the platform as a go-to for cutting edge news and content. Monitoring the platform for relevant industry or brand mentions can also yield interesting…

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Reddit – Upvote it: Part I

Are you familiar with Reddit? Is the social news site incorporated into your social media monitoring and planning? So, what is Reddit? A dark horse of the online world, Reddit is a sharing platform that businesses and brands alike should be au fait with. It’s an online space where users or ‘redditors’ as they are…

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Twitter bios – nominate the worst of 2011

Are you, like us, constantly astounded by what people say in their Twitter biography? You know what I mean – they range from the sublime to the ridiculous, from the disingenuous to the hilarious. Well, as Twitter continues to grow we can only expect more of these bizarre and shameless 160 character profiles. So let’s…

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