Gmail Tabs: A Game Plan for Marketers

By Michael StelznerPublished July 27, 2013 Does your business rely on email? Are you wondering how Gmail tabs will impact your marketing? If email is a part of your business, you’ll want to pay close attention. In this article I’ll provide a simple 5-step plan that any marketer can use […]


New Facebook Features: What Marketers Need to Know

By Michael StelznerPublished July 26, 2013 Are you using Facebook for your business? Are you wondering how Facebook’s newest features can help your business? To learn about what these new Facebook features mean for marketers, I interview Mari Smith for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast. More About […]


LinkedIn Raises Its Game In Infographics And Analytics With New SlideShare Upgrade

Infographics are one of the most-maligned, yet most popular, ways that people share data with others, and today LinkedIn is releasing two infographics-related updates that it hopes will help it become a stronger player in that arena. The company is adding two new features to SlideShare, the content sharing platform […]


4 Ways to Use Social Media to Generate Leads

By Brian HonigmanPublished July 25, 2013 Do you use social media to generate inbound leads for your business? Are you unsure about where and how to focus your efforts to meet your lead generation goals? According to HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing Annual Report, social media produces almost double the marketing leads […]


3 Social Media Automation Tools for Marketers

By Ian ClearyPublished July 24, 2013 Are you drowning in social media tasks? Do you need better tools to help you manage your social media marketing? Automating some of the more repetitive tasks related to social media can help you be more productive and efficient with the execution of your […]


LinkedIn Expands Ad Program With Launch Of Sponsored Updates Program

LinkedIn just announced the launch of Sponsored Updates, where the companies and other organizations with Company Pages can pay to promote their content to LinkedIn users who don’t follow their specific page. Asking advertisers to pay to give their content more visibility has become a pretty standard way for social […]


6 Marketing Trends to Watch in 2013: New Research

By Patricia RedsickerPublished July 23, 2013 Are you looking for the latest marketing trends? Wondering how the wide choice of devices and platforms are impacting marketers and consumers? According to the 2013 Infinite Dial Report by Edison Research, media usage is not a zero-sum game. Consumers want to use all […]


17 Ways Marketers Can Leverage Facebook Graph Search

By Christian KarasiewiczPublished July 22, 2013 Are you using Facebook Graph Search as a marketing power tool? If you knew more about your Facebook fans, how would that improve your marketing efforts? Marketers can now use Facebook Graph Search to perform focused searches that will return better, more accurate search […]


New Magazine from Social Media Examiner: This Week in Social Media

By Cindy KingPublished July 20, 2013 Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. Introducing MyKidsAdventures.com The team at Social Media Examiner launched My Kids’ […]


Monetize Your Platform: How to Grow Sales With Your Online Platform

By Michael StelznerPublished July 19, 2013 Have you built your own platform? Are you wondering how to monetize it? To learn how you can use your platform to generate real revenue for your business, I interview David Siteman Garland for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast. More About […]


How to Find Great Content to Share on Twitter

By Steve YoungPublished July 18, 2013 What content are you sharing on Twitter? Do you struggle to find interesting, relevant things to tweet about every day? In this post, I’ll show you how to curate content your followers will love so you can build a loyal community on Twitter. Why […]


Three Steps to Becoming a Thought Leader in Your Industry

By Louise JuligPublished July 17, 2013 Do you want your company to be seen as a thought leader in your industry? Are you B2B in a niche market and wondering if social media is relevant to your audience? Drillinginfo, a software as a service (SaaS) company serving the global oil […]


TalentBin Raises $2M From Lightbank To Be The Data-Focused Recruiting Platform For Technical Talent

TalentBin, a startup that uses data to help recruiters discover hard-to-find technical talent, has raised $2 million in new funding led by Lightbank led the round, with participation from NEA, Foundation Capital and Funders Club. Lightbank partner Paul Lee will join TalentBin’s board. The startup had previously raised $1.2 million […]


9 Creative Ways to Use Social Media to Launch a Product

By Michael StelznerPublished July 16, 2013 Are you looking for creative ideas to help launch your next product (or company)? Want some actionable tips to employ social media in your next launch? If so, keep reading as I explore nine ways we used social media to help launch a new […]


How to Target Only Your Customers With Facebook

By Jon LoomerPublished July 15, 2013 What if you could reach your existing customers while they’re on Facebook? Does the idea of displaying a Facebook ad only to your prospects list sound interesting? This could give your marketing a boost and help build your brand’s image on Facebook. In this […]


Instagram Web Embeds: This Week in Social Media

By Cindy KingPublished July 13, 2013 Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week? Instagram Introduces Web Embeds: Instagram adds web […]


New LinkedIn API Restrictions Force Job Change Email Notification Service To Shut Down

Job Change Notifier, a cool little utility that allowed LinkedIn users to track and be notified via email when one of their connections changed jobs, is shutting down due to new restrictions LinkedIn is placing on its API. According to Job Change Notifier’s creator, Roger Lee, the changes impact the ability […]


How to Launch: Social Techniques for Building a Successful Launch

By Michael StelznerPublished July 12, 2013 Do you want to launch a product or service to your existing audience? Are you wondering how to get people involved and excited? To discover how to create a successful launch, this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast goes deep on the subject. More […]


6 Ways to Use Facebook Apps for Business

By Jim BelosicPublished July 11, 2013 Does your business leverage the power of Facebook apps? Wondering how other businesses are using apps to better serve their customers? Keep reading to discover many ways businesses are using Facebook apps. Why Facebook Apps? There are many reasons why you may want to […]


How to Start a Business Podcast

By John Lee DumasPublished July 10, 2013 Do you want to create your own business podcast? Do you have the passion and drive to make it happen, but you’re just not sure where to start? Keep reading for 4 tips to set you down the path of podcasting success. Why […]


5 Tips to Bring New Life to Your Social Profiles

By Eric SiuPublished July 9, 2013 When was the last time you updated your social media profiles? Are they starting to feel drab or dated? Your social profiles may be in dire need of a refresh! And are you sharing the types of updates tailored to the latest platform designs […]


How to Use Instragram Video for Marketing

By Mike GingerichPublished July 8, 2013 Do you want to share short visual stories with your fans? Have you experimented with Instagram video? They recently unveiled a video feature for their mobile app that transforms their already-powerful photo sharing network into a multimedia dynamo! Combine that with the fact that Instagram […]


New Google+ Website Plugins: This Week in Social Media

By Cindy KingPublished July 6, 2013 Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week? Google+ Launches New Plugins for Your Website: […]


Why Things Catch On: The Science of Why People Share

By Michael StelznerPublished July 5, 2013 Do you want to understand the science behind why people share? During this fascinating interview I explore these very concepts. To learn the reasons why people widely share content, I interview Jonah Berger for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast. More About […]