How to Easily Create BlackBerry Social Apps

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Alex Kinsella, product manager for BlackBerry App World. Alex talks about Webworks, a new development platform that makes it easy to build BlackBerry apps, and what this means for consumers.

You’ll also hear about the trends in mobile marketing and how this impacts businesses today.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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26 Ways to Enhance Your Blog Content

social media how toDo you blog? Are you looking for actionable tips to improve your content?

What follows are 26 tips, from A-Z, related to the craft of blog writing and a number of critical factors that will help to ensure the production of high-quality posts.

#1: Attribution

“Links are the currency of the web,” writes Jonathan Bailey. “If you use someone else’s content, whether licensed directly or through fair use, it’s important to be sure to provide a clickable link to the original site if at all possible. This not only helps visitors to your site find the original work, but it also provides SEO benefits for the creator of the content and guards against your site being mistaken by the search engines as the original work.”

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How To Get Your Social Media Message Right

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Michael Brito, vice president of Edelman Digital. Michael has worked with some big brands such as Hewlett Packard, Yahoo and Intel.

Michael explains why there’s a need to get your social media message right today and how businesses can use governance and training to do this. And you’ll also hear a great tip on how to get more out of your social media activities.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.


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Does Your Brand Pass the Mirror Test?

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Jeff Hayzlett, former CMO of Kodak and author of The Mirror Test. Jeff explains what the mirror test is and how this can help you establish your brand online.

You’ll also learn about the hot concept of the 118 rule and how to create the digital version of your elevator pitch.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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Internet Television: The Future is Now Here

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3, an internet television network. Revision3 produces 20 shows for 18-34 year old guys (think technology, music, and culture) which are distributed online.

Jim shares how Revision3 came about in 2005 and how the web allowed them to create television without the overhead of a cable network.  You’ll hear how Revision3 uses the web and social media to find an audience.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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The Best Ways to Make Your Brand Social

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview David Armano, Senior Vice President at Edelman Digital where he has worked with clients such as BlackBerry, eBay and MGM.

David explains why you need to become a social business before you can become a social brand. You’ll also find out where to start your social business planning and what to expect in the future.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.


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11 Ways to Improve Your Blog Posts With Interviews

social media how toIf you’re reading this, you likely understand the importance of good content. You know the formula: valuable content = influence = social reach = traffic = more reach… and so on. But do you know the secret to great content?

As marketers, we often look for the next big tool to differentiate ourselves. But did you know the most powerful content-creative tool was invented long before social media? It doesn’t involve keeping a Kodak Zi8 in your pocket, either. And you don’t need a fancy new Twitter strategy or some snazzy FBML.

The most powerful content tool is also the oldest. It’s the tool that brought us some of the most compelling moments in history—from fallen leaders to pop-culture confessions. It’s the tool that made Oprah arguably one of the most powerful brands on the planet. And the same one that Barbara Walters used to reach the most influential people of our time.

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Why Social Media is Inseparable From Customer Service

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Frank Eliason regarding the connection between customer service and social media. Frank is now Senior Vice President of Social Media at Citigroup and is also known for his previous role at Comcast.

Frank is a pioneer in using social media for customer service and in this video he talks about what has changed over the last few years. He also shares tips for companies to improve customer support.

You’ll find more takeaways below. Be sure to leave your comments after you watch the video.

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3 Ways to Achieve Explosive Blog Growth

social media how toSocial Media Examiner is officially one year old today!

In honor of this special day, I would like to help you grow your blog by sharing some tips we have learned over our last 12 months of explosive growth.

Before I share my tips, I would like to reveal the name of our mascot…

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