Monthly Archives: June 2010

What Did You Do Today – On Social Media Day?

Today – June 30th was Social Media Day. I’m using the past tense on purpose, because this post is going up with a reason. As the day winds to a close, I wanted to see what all of us did with social media today. The genesis of Social Media Day was on Mashable – with…

The 5 Faces Of Twitter – The Honey Trap And The Reward – Part II

In part I of this post, you saw the first three faces of Twitter. This post continues that journey and winds up with thoughts on making the most of your Twitter time. Part I of this post can be read at: http://www.socialmedianotebook.com/twitter/the-5-faces-of-twitter-the-honey-trap-and-the-reward/ PR, Marketing, Branding And Brand You The fourth important and relevant dimension of…

The 5 Faces Of Twitter – The Honey Trap And The Reward – Part 1

Twitter is here to stay. That’s an undeniable truth of social media success. Never before have we seen a platform that has offered a wide plethora of creative options as Twitter. And a lot of folks are putting Twitter to a large variety of uses – including some very profitable ones. Do you already have…

5 Simple Ways To Build Real Contacts With Social Media

Not a week goes by when the topic of adding contacts comes up as a water cooler conversation at work. And while opinions differ, my point of view is that we (as bloggers) need to keep an eye on build real connections, rather than just adding contacts through our social media interactions. I had a…

3 Simple Tips For Building Successful Connections On Social Media

I was going over a bunch of random profiles on LinkedIn – and quite a few of them had insane amount of connections. I can understand a few hundred connections. How about a few thousand? Have you come across these profiles – and what do you think about them? That’s also a trend I’m seeing…

How To Be A PIA With Social Media

@unmarketing: Got a pissy DM from someone because I didn’t tweet a post they mentioned me in. “This is how it works”. No, no it’s not about 4 hours ago via web (6/21/2010) PIA is “pain in the a@@, by the way”! So very true! How many times have you been irritated by people who…

The 8 Ugly Sins Of Social Media Marketing

Ever wonder what the sins of social media marketing are? You don’t want to be on the dark side of either of these comparisons: Honesty vs. Dishonesty When it comes to social media marketing, honesty is definitely the best policy. No – it’s not meant to be a cliche’. People sense dishonesty, right off the…

Updates From Bloggywood Squares – Day 1

Loved it! This was one of those breezy events that actually got me to listen up – rather than sit on the fence and multitask. I’m not sure of the audience level for today’s Bloggywood Squares show – but apart from a few things that could improve, it was wonderful. The participants were actually able…

How Innovation Trumps Everything Else In Social Media

The Story of Bloggywood Squares: Innovation is the key to success – and wealth, fame and fortune. Feel free to plug in other nouns in the sequence. Simply put, dare to take the road less traveled – and be willing to draw upon your internal infinite source of creativity – when it comes to winning…

The Social Media Ecosystem

Social media means many things to many people. Before attempting to to score higher in social media, it therefore makes sense to define the beast. There really isn’t a single definition for social media – a one size fits all approach just does not work. Why? Because social media is a collective word for a…