7 Ways to Use Pinterest in Business

The thing which I love most about social media is that it keeps producing one game changer after the other. If you have been following social media circles off-late, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard about Pinterest. In fact, Pinterest is not a recently launched social network; it has been around for about two…

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Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

The social web offers tremendous marketing and customer relations opportunities for SMBs and major corporations. Your success with the social web greatly depends on having a solid understanding of social media fundamentals. Below is an infographic cheat sheet to help your business re-establish its social media campaign. Source: Flowtown

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4 Tips Wall Street Should Learn from Social Media

At the end of the day it does not matter whether you are on main street or Wall Street or cruising down easy street, the fact of the matter is with these Occupy Wall Street protests is that there lies a problem – the problem of a burgeoning income gap between executives and employees, a…

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What to Expect of Social Media in 2012

With the holiday season already here, it’s time to bid adieu to the year 2011 and embrace the New Year with open arms. And the onset of the holiday season inevitably marks the time for predictions for the New Year. All in all, 2011 was a good year for social media. Leading social networks like…

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For Tessa Kravitz, Social is the Business

I must admit: it’s always great talking with someone who doesn’t think being business-savvy and social media inspired are incompatible. This is what you get when you have an extended conversation with Tessa Kravitz, one of the busiest people I know. It’s not just about building a large following she told me, but doing your best…

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7 Social Media Challenges You Will Have to Overcome

Social media is an opportunity. It is also a challenge. It’s often said that social media is perhaps one of the most powerful modern age business tools. With power comes responsibility and social media is no exception to that rule. From a business perspective, social media opens up a new world of opportunities and it’s…

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The Hectic Life of a Social Media Manager [Infographics]

A lot of folks are considering or do consider themselves social media experts because they do manage various social media channels for themselves or for others. There’s a difference between being a social media expert and being a social media manager. A social media manager does a lot during the course of a day. If…

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What Is Social Marketing to Advertising Agencies

Do advertising agencies and social media represent a culture clash? Are these mutually exclusive entities that are best confined to their own worlds? Is it possible to use the combo in a manner which offers the best of both worlds? What is social marketing to an advertising agency? How can an advertising agency leverage the…

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7 Ways to Give Your Social Media Presence a Boost

A lot has been said and talked about social media in the business world. Several recent surveys and research reports have indicated that social media is firmly on its way to becoming a norm rather than an exception amongst businesses. Whether its large multi-national enterprises or SMBs, everybody seems to be in a mood to…

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How To Develop a Social Media Marketing Strategy That Works

Having a marketing strategy is good, but having a marketing strategy that works is great! Last year, I wrote several posts to uncover why businesses must formulate and practice a social media marketing strategy that works. Whether it’s measuring the ROI on your social media efforts or saving a dying business with social media, building…

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5 Things to Consider before Working with Social Media Experts

What are the things to consider before working with social media experts? A couple of weeks back, I wrote a post on 5Ways to leverage your social media clout. While I’ve always believed that leveraging social media ain’t rocket science, there are times when a business is better off hiring a social media expert rather…

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Social Media Expert

Social Media is all the rage amongst the business fraternity these days and the choice to work with a social media expert has become a puzzle. Social media gaining traction amongst the SMEs for exploring new avenues in advertising, marketing and customer service. A significant number of businesses tend to adopt the Do-It-Yourself policy for…

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Twitter at Five: Some Interesting Facts

[smartads] Twitter at 5 reflects a social network that has gone from strength to strength, it has come a long way from a small startup to becoming the world’s fastest growing social network, from “just setting up my twttr” to over 200 million people tweeting 140 million tweets of 140 characters daily. It has become…

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How a 5-Year Old Has Changed the Social Media World Forever

Five years ago, a micro-blogging site with 140 character messages was ridiculed for its unusual approach to social media. Most Internet experts believed Twitter was an experimental idea destined for failure.  On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey (@jack) sent the first Tweet and the rest as they say is history. And now five years since…

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Is Social Media Marketing for Every Company?

“To change is difficult, not to change is fatal” – Marketing techniques are no exception to that rule. Companies which have enjoyed success with conventional marketing techniques often ponder if it’s worth the cost and effort to join the social media marketing bandwagon. The most widely prevalent concerns regarding social media marketing are: Is social…

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