Archive for socialnetworking SmartBlogs

This is a difficult subject to write about without being labeled smug, arrogant, conceited or all three, but that is a risk I take. The Bammy Awards took place recently. If you have never heard of The Bammy Awards for educators, there is good reason. They were invented this year.

From the Bammy Awards website, we have this: “The Bammy Awards acknowledge that teachers can’t do it alone and don’t do it alone.[…] Continue Reading »

Donna Farrugia is executive director of The Creative Group, a specialized staffing firm that places a comprehensive range of design and marketing professionals with organizations. She has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, business development and management. I interviewed Farrugia on the trend of using social-networking websites for business and how executives can create and maintain an effective online presence.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Social Media — tracks feedback from leading marketers about social media practices and issues.

Last week’s poll question: How would you describe your level of social-marketing expertise?

Student — I’m learning a lot about social marketing, but I’m not field-tested: 24.32%
Solid — I’m putting my social skills into practice but haven’t seen results: 22.97%
Strong — I’m able to apply what I’ve learned and see results: 22.07%
Stellar — Others turn to me for advice: 17.57%
Struggling — I’m not so sure I understand social marketing: 12.16%
Still in shock — I learned about this technology last week: 0.9%

It comes as no surprise that many readers who participated in our poll consider themselves fluent in social media.[…] Continue Reading »

This guest post was written by Matt Krautstrunk, a writer and social entrepreneur touching on social media marketing topics for Resource Nation. You can also follow him on Twitter @MattKrautstrunk.

One of the hardest parts about trying to be social is overhearing others talking about how much fun they are having. Creating questions, discussions and sparking engagement is at the root of social success.[…] Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mirna Bard, a social-media consultant, speaker, author and instructor of social media at the University of California at Irvine.

SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in SmartBrief on Social Media — tracks feedback from leading marketers about social-media practices and issues.

Last week’s poll question: Would you pay a monthly fee to use a social-networking site?[…] Continue Reading »