Mission-Driven Communications In The Social Space

Chad Norman helps organizations supercharge their Web experiences at Charleston, SC-based Blackbaud, a software developer focused on the non-profit sector. Turns out his advice on how to use social tools is applicable way beyond the non-profit sector. Take a look: 50 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits View more presentations from Chad Norman. Share

Coffee Is For Closers. Social Media Is For Openers.

According to a new survey from RSW/US and Second Wind, agencies aren’t using social media tools to their full advantage. Nearly three-quarters of the 212 agency leaders polled are connected to LinkedIn, 66 percent to Facebook and 56 percent to Twitter. But when asked how frequently they use each, the majority said no more than […]

Hill Holliday Serves Us A Royale With Cheese

When Hill Holliday busted out their redesign of HHCC.COM, Baba Shetty said, “the site is built on a platform that gives us enormous flexibility to create scenarios that vary by user situation.” I really wasn’t sure what that meant, but now I have a better idea. For one, Hill Holliday’s Web team is writing custom […]

Brands Are Getting Social And How

According to MarketingProfs, social media marketing is now a widely adopted practice, despite the fact that the field is in its infancy. Personally, I think the contests and coupons category needs a little more love from the Chief Marketing Officers in question. Twitter and Facebook are great venues for promotions, even if it’s something simple […]

Two Camps Fight For the Right To Speak (And Hopefully Listen) Commercially

The other day, I brought up the question of who is best prepared to weave brand narratives in the social space. Turns out it’s also a popular topic over at PR Squared. Site host, Todd Defren, writes: My main thesis is that PR is and has always primarily been about day-to-day relationships, thus is tailor-made […]

Do You Have Love For Honda? Express It.

Ad Age is reporting on how happy Honda is with it’s “Social Experiment,” a mostly viral effort with some TV sprinkled on top. In August, Honda quietly launched an official Facebook page, themed “Everybody Knows Somebody Who Loves a Honda,” to recruit fans of the brand. Honda initially supported the site with a sprinkling of […]

Listen, Learn, React. This Is Your Daily Media Practice.

On Wednesday, Microsoft introduced Looking Glass, its new social media monitoring tool at Advertising Week in New York. Christopher Heine at ClickZ rightly notes that the field of social media analytics is fast maturing, but Microsoft’s ability to integrate key business elements like customer databases, CRM centers and sales data via Microsoft’s enterprise platforms like […]

News Gathering In The Information Age

High Jive rightly thought I’d be interested in reading Michael Miner’s rambling piece in Chicago Reader about the struggle for survival at the Sun Times. There’s a discussion about the need for the paper to become much more local in its coverage and how the move to centralize ad sales in downtown Chicago hurt the […]

The Smart Money Goes Wherever Consumers Go

Attention founder Curtis Hougland explains on his firm’s blog why MDC Partners–the holding company that owns Crispin Porter & Bogusky and many other fine agencies–decided to invest in his growing Word-of-Mouth concern. …we are at an inflection point in social media, the shift from early adopter to early majority, a horizontal skill set requiring more […]

Hollywood Ventures Into The Web’s Tool Shed

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