The past month has seen big Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn announcements that will impact on businesses. Is your organisation ready to respond?

Below is a summary of the changes, some of my thoughts on why the social media platforms are changing, and some tips for businesses on how to respond. Read More

How Small Businesses Should Be Using Social Media

How Small Businesses Should Be Using Social Media Avatar Posted by kat_halek under Social Media
From http://www.adweek.com 3 days ago
Made Hot by: sophia2 on March 6, 2015 10:04 am
As a small business owner, you are probably aware that social media is a must for every business today — particularly those without the benefit of a nationally known brand. However, you may not know exactly how to conduct your own social media strategy. Here are the goals you can achieve through so Read More

How Can Twitter Website Cards Help Your Business?

How Can Twitter Website Cards Help Your Business? Avatar Posted by maplesummit under Social Media
From http://smallbiztrends.com 3 days ago
Made Hot by: blogexpert on March 6, 2015 9:56 am
Small business owners already use Twitter as a platform for promoting their businesses and brands. But another lesser known Twitter tool may be even more effective at getting followers to really engage. Read More

How to Use Instagram to Expand Business Reach

How to Use Instagram to Expand Business Reach Avatar Posted by rradice under Social Media
From http://rebekahradice.com 4 days ago
Made Hot by: ObjectOriented on March 5, 2015 4:56 am
Are you using Instagram to connect with potential customers? If not, now is the time! Get started with these 6 quick and easy ways to expand your business reach with Instagram! Read More
Last week, the raging topic of social media discussions was a dress. No one seemed to agree on its colors (white and gold or black and blue?). No matter what we see in the photo, brands did not waste time trying to highjack the hashtag on Twitter and elsewhere.

Bad idea or creative genius? I wil Read More
Wondering who to follow on Pinterest? Or how to find people pinning great content within your niche?
I've done the work for you! I've scoured Pinterest for the Top 27 Social Media Marketers to Follow. Read More

The ultimate checklist to craft perfect pitches

The ultimate checklist to craft perfect pitches Avatar Posted by cendrinemedia under Social Media
From http://socialmediaslant.com 7 days ago
Made Hot by: bizyolk on March 2, 2015 9:07 am
A few months ago, I came across”The 10 commandments of pitching.”

Written by Austin Cross for Muck Rack, the article is a compendium of bad pitching practices and an attempt at changing the way many brands and PR pros approach members of the media. From generic greetings to wordy subject lines a Read More

25 Social Media Channels You're Probably Not Using Now

25 Social Media Channels You\'re Probably Not Using Now Avatar Posted by maplesummit under Social Media
From http://smallbiztrends.com 10 days ago
Made Hot by: businessluv on March 1, 2015 12:24 pm
Chances are your small business has used social media in one way or another. There are the big guns like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. And other familiar names like Instagram, Pinterest, and Vine. However, these are just a drop in the bucket when it comes to all of the social media channels out Read More

Authenticity and Ethics in a Digital World

Authenticity and Ethics in a Digital World Avatar Posted by cendrinemedia under Social Media
From https://www.linkedin.com 9 days ago
Made Hot by: JoshRed on March 1, 2015 3:14 am
There was a time, not long ago, when computer and mobile screens could not hide us from the world. A glance from a friend or a stranger was often enough to trigger self-censorship and prevent behaviors that could negatively impact reputations. Read More

Chewing on "Fig-Language" [podcast]

 Chewing on \"Fig-Language\" [podcast] Avatar Posted by lyceum under Social Media
From https://soundcloud.com 9 days ago
Made Hot by: leonesimmy on February 27, 2015 9:10 am
Episode 21 of TrendPal podcast show with Lotta Gergils Aston and Martin Lindeskog.

We are explaining the following words / concepts:

- lifehack
- unplug
- startup

Show notes will follow. Do you often use business jargon, without explaining the meaning? Read More

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Suzie Poirier @aceconcierge Builds Virtual Partnerships

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