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Facebook’s Future

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Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected.  Since launching in 2004, Facebook has changed what it means to connect online and has empowered billions to share.  But nearly a decade in, there is uncertainty about Facebook maintaining its top flight position due to changing demographics, competitors, copied innovation and a backlash to paid content strategy.   The assumption has been Facebook is easy, the de facto, must-use social platform.  A client says “we need social” – marketers would say “Facebook.”  As strategists we can’t just assume Facebook is a go to solution moving forward. Continue reading

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7 Little-Known Tricks to Maximize Your Facebook Page

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buy viagra online at cheap price alt=”little-known facebook tricks” width=”300″ height=”200″ />If you’re like most marketers, you probably have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Yet there’s no denying that the social networking behemoth is a great addition to your digital marketing presence, allowing you to expand your reach, increase your engagement and drive more people back to your website.

Facebook changes features and functionality on what seems like a weekly basis, so it can certainly be difficult to keep up with what’s new. And as a result of a slew of recent changes, you may not have noticed a number of updated features that give you more control over your Facebook page—and, by extension, your Facebook marketing efforts.

Consider this your cheat sheet. If you’re not already putting these features to work for your Facebook page, now’s a great time to start. Continue reading

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Asking for Likes isn’t a Social Strategy

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As a community manager, you need to be adept and keep in tune with your audience. How do they react to posts? Will they be your champions in a crisis? Do they really like you?

One of the

ways we find out if followers enjoy what we post is the good ol’ “like” on Facebook. It’s a magical button. It brings joy and makes the sky seem brighter and really makes kittens happy. Ok, I kid. Continue reading

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How Real Estate Agents Can get a Leg Up on Facebook

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Just recently passing one billion users, Facebook is the undisputed king of all social media sites. Its closest competitor in 2012, Twitter, only has around 200 million users. What this means for business is that any type of market can become vibrant if presented correctly on Facebook, even real estate.

Although much of the world is still behind the 8 ball on home values and stagnant properties, some real estate professionals are experiencing a lot of success by marketing their properties via Facebook. In fact, if taken as a world on its own (which is essentially what Facebook is), there is no slow market in real estate online. Continue reading

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Isaac Lessons Learned

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Well New Orleans is finally surfacing after Hurricane Isaac made an appearance in our city. As a communicator it was hard to be without power. No power may mean no AC and everything in your fridge is spoiling but to a communicator no power means no TV and no internet. I was so desperate for information and to connect with the outside world that I went as low as to “watch” the radio. Continue reading

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Do you Need to Have a Bland Internet Persona?

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Nowadays it is not unusual to hear someone being fired for something they posted online, tweeted or said in the media. It seems there is a new Internet gaffe every day, and sometimes these faux pas are committed by industry insiders who ought to know better.

The latest head to roll for a media gaffe was Joe Williams, a writer for online publication Politico. Williams and Politico had a mutually agreed partying of ways after right-wing media targeted him for saying that “Mitt Romney was more comfortable around white people.”

To many people in the African American community this comment was accurate and harmless, but after right-wing site Breitbart.com whipped up a frenzy of outrage, Williams and Politico began to look bad.  Continue reading

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“Like Us” vs. “Find Us” on Facebook

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Offering incentives for consumers to like you on Facebook is a better way to build an active community.
Offer incentives for someone to "Like" your brand on Facebook

It’s certainly no secret that Facebook is one of the most powerful marketing and social media tools of the modern digital era. Just about every major brand has a presence on Facebook and most do an outstanding job of actively listening and engaging as they build their communities and “likes” so their messages can resonate with an increasing pool of customers.

A lot of brands are obsessed with achieving a high ranking through Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm to govern what is displayed (and how high) on someone’s newsfeed and with good reason. Today’s consumer factors peer review, image, and transparency into their buying decisions more than ever before so remaining front and center within a person’s newsfeed is priority #1. This, most of us have already figured out. Continue reading

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Age Doesn’t Mean Jack in Social Media

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We like to think that we (sometimes) know it all. In this age of gurus, jedis, and ninjas, it is easy to have a sense of social entitlement. I’m sure you are thinking about a time you thought you were BMOC (Big Man on Campus). Maybe a blog post blew up; maybe you had a tweet shared by a celebrity.

On Friday, Cathryn Sloane had an article posted on NextGen Journal, titled, “Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25.” Sloane, a recent graduate of the University of Iowa, writes. Continue reading

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When a Thanks isn’t a Thanks

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Two words in the English language are sometimes very hard to say. That would be: Thank You.  Now, before you click off to another site because you think I’m going all Emily Post, let me explain.

You see, as we become more social, we are becoming more impersonal. It shouldn’t be that way. Just because we interact on Twitter, Facebook, etc., it doesn’t mean we should forget what it means to actually talk to someone. Quick texts from an iPhone or brief emails from your office desk may say, “Thx” or “:-),” but is it really a thanks? Continue reading

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The Summer Week That Was:June 25 – 29, 2012

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PRBreakfastClub weekly news wrap for PR Pros on social media, PR and advertising
Microsoft Buys Yammer

Thankfully, Friday has arrived. Setting aside for a moment the landmark Supreme Court decision that upheld Obamacare as truly the news story of the week (or perhaps the year, or even decade), let’s dip our toe into the PR, social media, and advertising pool for a look at some of the stories that caught our eye this week which you may have missed. Not necessarily listed in their order of importance, here are some stories that we felt were worth passing on to you, our loyal readers, as significant for our industry: Continue reading

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