Choosing which social media articles to include here is always tricky as there are so many great articles written every week. So we decided to pick the three articles we found to be the most useful or wanted to bookmark for reading later.
Here are our top three social media articles this week:
Facebook Marketing Tools that Lead to Results – jonloomer.com
This guest post by Ian Cleary is full of actionable suggestions to help you improve your Facebook page not just on how to promote your page better but also ideas on tracking and measuring what you do Continue reading →
It looks like Spring is finally here – hopefully everyone has seen some sunshine this week. We’ve started planning and working on our new look website. There is a lot to do but we’ll be working with some amazing people and look forward to sharing the learning. We still found time for some reading and this is our pick of social media articles this week:
3 Common Mistakes to Avoid with Your Social Media Marketing – jeffbullas.com
Some great advice about what to avoid and how social media is not a quick fix but if you have the right focus and strategy it can be a powerful additional to your marketing toolkit. Continue reading →
Here’s our pick of social media articles for this week :
10 Charities And How They Use Pinterest – econsultancy.com
A useful review with helpful tips and mistakes to avoid when using Pinterest that apply whether you are a charity or not. Its good to see charities using social media to raise awareness and tell their stories through images, although sometimes it needs a bit of imagination to promote the work they do without breaking a policy. Continue reading →
It may have been a short week, due to Bank Holiday Easter Monday, but it has been a busy and exciting week for us working on some business developments which we’re looking forward to sharing soon.
Here is our pick of this week’s social media articles:
10 Things B2B Can Talk About On Facebook & Twitter Besides Themselves - socialstrand.com
Well worth a read if you are a business using social media and finding it hard to find something new and different to say. All too often the easy option is to talk about a promotion or a competition you are running. Here are some great ideas and suggestions of things you can talk about and build into your social media content calendar. Continue reading →
British Summer Time starts this weekend which means longer days and hopefully the opportunity to get out and enjoy some early Spring weather over the Easter weekend. It would be lovely to think we may even see some sunshine after all the snow and freezing temperatures. Although on the plus side the unseasonally cold weather did give us a chance to catch up on our reading and this week’s selection of social media articles:
Your Facebook Posts May Be Harmful to Your Child’s Future - socialmediatoday.com
A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to go to a talk by Anthony Mayfield on being aware of our personal presence on the web and creating our Web Shadow. Thought provoking article on how parents are creating an online presence for their children whether they want it or not. Continue reading →
The recent snow and icy temperatures have meant that areas of the UK have been without electricity and phone lines – especially in the news at the moment is the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland. The arctic weather conditions have left islanders without electricity and in some cases without water,creating an anxious time for anyone waiting for news.
Probably like most people I’ve been watching the news and feeling grateful to be warm and indoors. If you are someone with friends and family caught in the blizzards it must have been a worrying time. So it’s been good to see social media, especially Twitter, making it easy to quickly share information and reassure family.
As well as helping keep other people’s friends and family updated on any news via Twitter
The dedication of the Mountain Rescue teams over the weekend has been amazing as they time and time again help and assist those in trouble. Anyone venturing onto the mountains or moorlands should always read their advice before setting off.
Hope everyone has had a good week - its been a busy week here talking to companies about some exciting projects. Here’s our take from the social media articles we’ve read this week:
The Ultimate List of Google + Tips – bloggingwithamy.com
Still thinking about Google+? Well Amy Andrews has written a great article including why you should be spending time on Google+ and there are plenty of helpful tips as well. Continue reading →
It seems that this week everyone is still talking about the new look Facebook News Feed – however there is still plenty of other news and articles to bring you, and here is our social media roundup selection:
Google Reader Alternatives - kikolani.com
If like us you use Google Reader to manage the blogs you follow then the news that Google are shutting down Google Reader on 1st July will be disappointing. Kristi Hines ‘s article looks at some of the alternatives and what to do if RSS subscribers are important to your website.
Five lessons learned from social media mistakes - miamiherald.com
There are an increasing number of big companies making the news for their social media blunders. This timely article is a useful reminder of some good social media practice
Introducing Pinterest Web Analytics – blog.pinterest.com
This week Pinterest introduced Pinterest Web Analytics to help you understand which pieces of your content people find most interesting. To see the analytical data you will need to have a verified website but Pinterest has a step by step guide to show you how. The announcement is great news in helping businesses understand what’s working and to create better pins.
If you’re a fan of Facebook then you’ll have heard about the new look Facebook News Feed which will start rolling out soon. We’ve made sure to include a great article from Social Media Today on all the new Facebook changes, and what they will mean for businesses in this weeks Social Media Roundup.
So here’s our selection for this week’s Social Media Roundup:
Your social media reputation can attract employees- businesstime.com
A different twist on a business’s social media reputation and how it can help attract and keep the best employees
How Starbucks uses Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ -econsultancy.com
Interesting to see how Starbucks uses social media to create engagement and brand awareness and surprisingly it seems to be the mix of type of posts that is important.
How Facebook’s News Feed Changes Affect Businesses and Marketers - socialmediatoday.com
Very helpful article from Cara Tarbaj for Social Media Today which outlines all the changes coming soon to Facebook News Feed – the main differences focus on the way stories and images will appear and the greater control people will have over the look of their News Feed.
If you want to join the waiting list for the new Facebook News Feed then sign up here https://www.facebook.com/about/newsfeed
Hope everyone has had a good post Spring Bank Holiday week. The work on our new website is continuing and happy to say that this week we’re almost ready to sign off the new look design which means it must be time to be busy with words and copy. Here is our pick of this week’s [...]