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Google My Business – A Step Forward or Lipstick on a Pig?

Jun 30, 2014 - Google's new local marketing platform is a small step forward to help the tech giant to engage with small businesses. Here's a deeper look at its functionality. Comments

24 Hour Fitness Uses Social to Win New Members

24-hour-fitness Jun 19, 2014 - The health club chain finds social referrals via Twitter and Facebook more cost-effective than traditional member acquisition programs. Comments

Facebook Defends Decline of Organic Reach in Favor of Quality Content

facebook-brand Jun 10, 2014 - "Pay more to reach more" seems to be the new name of the game. No matter whether brands use organic reach or paid reach, they need to create sharable and engaging content. Comments

Tap Into Social Media to Find Your Perfect Job

Social Media Puzzle Jun 5, 2014 - Digital marketers should embrace social media when searching for a new job. Being part of the social conversation may just lead to a job offer you can't refuse. Comments

Ritz-Carlton Gets Social With "Six Word Wows"

ritzfb-6wordwows-page-2 May 28, 2014 - Ritz-Carlton’s Six Word Wows campaign taps into a long-running internal program that celebrates the memories created at Ritz-Carlton properties, but whittles these stories down to six words each to make them more shareable and to inspire guests to... Comments

The 10 Things You Should Never Do on Your Phone in Business

smartphone6846 May 28, 2014 - Although we now have the capability to do almost anything on our phones, there are some things that just aren't appropriate in business. Comments

5 Quick Fixes for Brand Blogs

blogs-blogging-sm May 15, 2014 - Blogs aren't going anywhere - and every brand blog could use a little upkeep, particularly as new methods of optimization emerge. Comments

Google+ Death Would Be a Burden Lifted

Google plus logo May 8, 2014 - Although Google+ has some virtues, on the whole it would be a burden lifted to not have to think about including it in the social media mix. Comments

Minus Google Plus? Probably Not

Google plus logo May 2, 2014 - Google Plus is a great set of technologies and is very well integrated into Google's overall set of services, including YouTube and Gmail, so it shouldn't be going anywhere anytime soon. Comments

7 Legitimate Ways That Social Media Impacts SEO

social-media-seo Apr 30, 2014 - To understand what is popular, relevant, and credible, the search engines are turning to social media. And so too must brands. Comments

Cadbury’s #CremeEggBake on Google+ Boosts Organic Reach

cadbury-google Apr 17, 2014 - Cadbury created a Google+ community asking consumers to submit recipes using its Crème Egg product. The campaign resulted in a fivefold increase in organic reach. Comments

#CZLNY: Unlocking the Secrets to Mobile Video

mobile-video-on-apple-iphone-5 Apr 7, 2014 - At last week's ClickZ Live New York, the session "Unlocking the Secrets to Mobile Video" shared tips and tricks for getting the most out of video on YouTube Capture, Instagram, and Vine. Comments

#CZLNY: Engaging Customers With Interactive Video

maybelline-big-eyes-2 Apr 7, 2014 - Tips for planning and executing interactive videos, as well as how to work with influencers and what trends and tools to look out for. Comments

DreamWorks Partners With Expedia to Push Travel-Heavy "Mr. Peabody & Sherman"

peabody-and-sherman Apr 2, 2014 - The film studio worked with the travel site’s advertising arm to drive ticket sales for "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" through a number of digital initiatives. The effort resulted in 5.5 million impressions in the first two weeks and a CTR of 0.62 percent... Comments

How to Master the Art of Social Sales and an Interview With the CEO of Nimble.com

social-selling Apr 2, 2014 - Social selling requires mastery of not only social media marketing and engaging in these networks as a manager of your own social experience, but also how to keep up with the rapid changes in organizational structure, decision-maker movements, and... Comments

Google Authorship and SEO

Google Authorship Results Search Engine Watch Apr 2, 2014 - Google Authorship is a way for content authors to connect their Google profiles to their online content to establish original ownership, and the benefits for the author can be immense. Comments

Thismoment Lets Brands Create Content Playlists

thismoment-playlist-content-cloud Mar 28, 2014 - Thismoment's new Content Cloud offering lets marketers mix owned, earned, and user-generated content into scrollable card decks, or playlists, as the company calls them. Comments

Twitter to Kill @ Replies and #Hashtags?

BuzzFeed Twitter No At-Reply Mar 24, 2014 - Could you imagine Twitter without @replies or #hashtags? It seems Twitter is considering eliminating both, even though they are deeply ingrained within Twitter user culture. Comments

When Is a 4-Star Rating Better Than a 5-Star Rating?

rating-shutterstock-95739796 Mar 10, 2014 - The answer? "Almost always." The reason is simple; consumers do not expect a business to be perfect. The key the consumer is looking for is how the business engages with consumers that leave less-than-stellar ratings and how they work with the consumer... Comments

7 Tips for Managing and Maximizing Content in Social Media

content-in-social-media-clickz-march1 Mar 5, 2014 - You can't just create a video, post it on Facebook, and expect it to generate tons of awareness, engagement, and sales. You need to put thought and structure behind the content you create and share on social media profiles. Comments

3 Ways to Drive Growth in the Publishing Industry

growth-and-success-arrrows Feb 14, 2014 - How do you get people to talk about your content to that point that they share it and you start driving massive growth? These three tips will help you do just that. Comments

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