Social Networking Tag

09 Aug Eight Months Without Facebook

Eight months ago today, it happened. I became one of the few. The odd. The faceless. On November 9, 2016, I officially – finally! – quit Facebook. This wasn’t something I took lightly. Nor was it something that happened overnight. It had been brewing in me for...

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30 Apr The Live-Streaming Showdown

It’s an epic battle, rivaling the intensity and ferocity of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Alright, fine. Maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration. If you’ve been paying attention to social media news lately, you’ve probably seen a ton of buzz around two apps that seem...

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15 Jul B2B Sales: Revere Your Referrals

We have had a busy quarter at SpeakerBox, and fortunately it seems like the phone has been ringing, emails are coming in, on top of inbound leads. We adoped an inbound marketing strategy for our agency specifically, and it paid off by bringing in leads...

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20 May Oh Snap.

So this is my super hypocritical blog post. I don't get Snapchat. I don't think it's useful if you're not into sexting, and I can't for the life of me figure out why you'd want to use it for marketing since the messages don't last. That said,...

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03 Feb Social and News Blend Through Paper

We’ve been seeing the convergence of traditional news and social media taking place for sometime now.  Often it’s hard – some might say pointless -- to try and differentiate between things like Twitter and LinkedIn, and blogs and sites such as The New York Times,...

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29 Nov You Can Have Your Turkey and Photograph It Too

Golden deep-fried turkeys. Sweet potatoes covered in marshmallows. Brightly colored cranberry sauce. Sounds like a pretty good Thanksgiving Day spread, right? Well, it also sounds very similar to my Instagram feed all day yesterday. As Thanksgiving and Hanukkah aligned for the first time in over a...

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30 May Will Yahoo Ruin Tumblr?

It was about two weeks ago now, Yahoo announced a $1.1 billion deal to take control of microblogging meets social networking site Tumblr.  The deal was met with great skepticism from Tumblr users as to whether or not old-school Yahoo would even know where to...

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04 Mar Infographic: How to Build the Perfect Tweet

Creating a successful tweet can be difficult, especially considering the challenge of fitting everything you want to say into a measly 140 characters. There is so much to consider, so much to include, and sometimes it is hard to determine what to cut. Each tweet, however,...

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25 Feb Twitter’s Next Branding Trend: Getting Hacked

Big brands love memes – from Gangnam Style to the Harlem Shake, big business loves it some repurposed consumer behavior.  But with MTV’s recent stunt on Twitter, we’re swiftly moving from the world of corporate shilling into some bizarre social dystopia. It all started on February...

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19 Feb 2013 Social Media Conferences and Events

As companies everywhere dive headfirst into their 2013 marketing plans, I’m sure a social program is included on everyone’s agenda. How do you get your message out effectively, via which social platforms and how do you get your audience engaged in conversation? What should you...

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13 Dec The Social Media Report 2012

Nielsen and NM Incite recently issued the 2012 Social Media Report, which I think every online marketer should check out. As social media usage continues to expand, the report provides new data and insight into what’s driving the growth of social media, how consumer usage...

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08 Oct Gawker v. Uber-Troll: Lessons From “Reddit-pocalypse”

If you follow the (sometimes revolting) ebb-and-flow of Internet subcultures, you’ve certainly read about Gawker’srecent outing, or “doxxing,” of uber-troll ViolentAcrez’ personal information.  If you don’t stare into the Web’s abyss, the above reads as several lines of nonsense, so I’ll break it down: ViolentAcrez (VA)...

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24 Sep To Reddit or Not To Reddit?

Lately there has been a lot of talk about Reddit – what is it, how does it work, should I use it for PR? For many people, the first time they heard about Reddit was at the end of August when President Obama held an...

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