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E-Books: The Next Front for Journalists in Transition

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Facebook Subscriptions: Overdrive for Journalists? Over the weekend, I read a couple of blog posts that highlighted for me the shifting battlefront in the digital-media wars. Twitter is no longer a matter for debate among thinking journalists. Twitterland is settled, and the analog natives have either converted or consigned themselves to the dustbin of history. The next front is something quite different: e-books. He gave two answers. First, he counseled patience: “we all learn and grow at different rates and in different ways.” The resistance will not be so fierce. Probably not.

The Tyranny of Images: Why Instagram and Pinterest Worry Me

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Today’s news that the mobile photo-sharing platform Instagram has been acquired by Facebook for $1 billion underscores a trend that’s been gnawing at me for the last few months. Design Photography Writing blogging Facebook images Instagram photography Pinterest Social Mediaguess I fear that the emphasis now being given to the visual is upsetting that balance.

Facebook Subscriptions: Overdrive for Journalists?

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Though I understand its appeal, I’ve never found Facebook compelling. With Facebook’s introduction yesterday of Twitter-like subscriptions , though, that could change. And even if it doesn’t make a Facebook aficionado out of me, it could make the network much more useful professionally to many other journalists who already use it for personal reasons.

Social Media and Ethics: An Interview with B2B Editor Maureen Alley

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also manage RD+B ’s Facebook page. Facebook is a different animal from Twitter so I keep that in mind when posting anything to this page. Ethics Social Media blogging Editing Facebook Twitter WebinarMaureen Alley: Never tweet what you wouldn't say in person. Another is Maureen Alley, the editor of Cygnus’s Residential Design + Build (RD+B) magazine. It’s very fluid.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

distribution channel, while Facebook was the most. First, Facebook and email were clearly the. topped Facebook as the most effective organic. channel, and Facebook nudged email for the top. Facebook’s paid distribution dominance shouldn’t. effectiveness is a bit more interesting, since Facebook. Facebook fans will see an organic post.) Marketing.

Dialogue vs. Monologue: Six New-Media Principles, No. 1

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What’s more, they can now be publishers themselves, whether through their own blogs, Twitter, Facebook, or other forms of social media. As I wrote in yesterday’s post , over the next six days I will be discussing six new-media principles, adapted from my forthcoming e-book, the New-Media Survival Guide. We ignore it at our peril. But that’s the challenge.

Do B2B Editors Get Twitter?

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An editor who sends out nothing but promotional tweets, for instance, may engage extensively with readers through blog comments or through a Facebook page. As with other business-to-business content creators these days, there are few trade press editors who don’t have—and at least occasionally use—a Twitter account. The obvious promotional benefits of this social media tool have led most trade publishers to insist, rightly, that their editors use it. But how many use Twitter not just for promotion, but for its most valuable benefit, social engagement? found seven who met this standard.

Why Publishers Need Early Adopters, Annoying or Not

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But they’ll also bring to light valuable new platforms as well, like Facebook and Twitter, and perhaps even Google Plus. Yesterday, B2B editor and blogger Maureen Alley wrote a provocative post declaring that early adopters are annoying. I’m not sure she means it. Alley herself, after all, stands out among young B2B journalists for being well ahead of her peers in adopting the tools and ethos of social media. If anything, the B2B industry needs to encourage early adopters, not bemoan them. And those early adopters should not just be tolerated, but actively encouraged and supported.

Are You Highly Digital? Try This Test

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You manage your CMS yourself, you are equally comfortable tweeting and posting on Facebook, you even adjust code occasionally. In a Harvard Business Review blog post discussed last week by Mark Schaefer , authors Jeffrey Rayport and Tuck Rickards asserted that most big companies are too far behind the digital curve. That’s no surprise. Its leadership has deep digital experience.

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The Privacy Canard: David Lazarus and the Evils of Facebook

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In the Los Angeles Times today, columnist David Lazarus, a writer I admire, wrote an oddly bitter piece inspired by the Facebook IPO, wondering why so many people under 30 just don’t care about privacy: It’s not just that we no longer feel outraged by repeated incursions on our virtual personal space. We now  welcome  the scrutiny of strangers by freely sharing the most intimate details of our lives on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. Related posts: Facebook Subscriptions: Overdrive for Journalists? Why is this new attitude to privacy so bad? Get over it. Better

The Key to Understanding New Media Is Attitude, Not Technology

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As I wrote yesterday , Pinterest is not for everybody and is not trying to be the next Facebook. Gina Tapani. Anytime you write in depth about  a new technology, you are at risk of falling into what might be called the Trapani Trap. ” As Google’s innovative technology evolved and its uses expanded, she would continue updating her book.  We all know how that worked out.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn, etc.) • Combination of link. content (Instagram, Facebook video, photos, etc.) • Optimized for impres- sions, clicks, shares, referral traffic, lead. Outbrain, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) • Paid promotion of. distribution through channels like Outbrain or Facebook to ensure statistically. Content. Methodology: A Best. Definition II.

Webcasts Grow Up

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There are a number of social media widgets that the producer can add to the console, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. In one of the earliest posts on this blog I complained about the lack of social-media awareness and interactivity in most B2B webcasts. haven’t seen much improvement in the intervening 18 months—until today. Now if only they could supply better waiting-room music.

Can Content Save Publishers? Only If They Wake Up

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Beyond the “paid media” that advertising represents, they also have the “owned media” of their own blogs, Facebook pages, and twitter accounts, and the “earned media” of online word-of-mouth.   Of these three components, the paid-media element seems the most vulnerable. In an article on Min Online this week, Judy Franks of The Marketing Democracy suggests that traditional media companies are faltering because they don’t value content. Though at first it might seem odd to say that businesses built on content don’t value it, she has a point. Content, of course.

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The Loneliness of the Digital Content Creator: Validating Your Work

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The post wasn’t picked up, tweeted about on Twitter, shared, liked on Facebook and only generated a few (if any) comments. It’s undoubtedly true that the digital revolution has made us more sociable as people. But In the analog era, says Joel, writers didn’t have this problem. In fact, they didn’t really need readers at all to feel rewarded. The Naked Blogger. but you don’t need it.

The Loneliness of the Digital Content Creator: Validating Your Work

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The post wasn’t picked up, tweeted about on Twitter, shared, liked on Facebook and only generated a few (if any) comments. It’s undoubtedly true that the digital revolution has made us more sociable as people. But In the analog era, says Joel, writers didn’t have this problem. In fact, they didn’t really need readers at all to feel rewarded. The Naked Blogger. but you don’t need it.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

than ever—from recommendation widgets like Out- brain and Taboola to hyper-targeting on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to emerging experimental options. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 1: Evangelizing Content and Setting Yourself Up for Success Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. Introduction 4 II. Marriott, then 76.

Personal vs. Corporate: Six New-Media Principles, No. 3

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Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook’s journalism program manager, puts it this way : “As journalists, we often squirm at phrases like ‘personal branding.’ New-Media Models Personal Branding Social Media branding conversation corporate Facebook journalism new media personal personal branding Vadim LavrusikIn last Wednesday’s post, I described how new media make the reader an equal partner in journalism, able to talk back to, as well as compete with, the journalist. The same dynamic similarly changes the journalist’s relation to his or her employer.

Nine Keys to a Robust Editorial Career in Social Media

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To quote Vaynerchuk one more time : “Your latest tweet and comment on Facebook and most recent blog post? Although LinkedIn is the most obvious one for business purposes, Twitter and Facebook may be more valuable, depending on the industries you’re involved in. For B2B journalists and editors, the transition to the social-media era can be daunting, especially if they rely on their employers to lead the way. As an ASBPE-Medill survey of B2B editors showed last April, traditional publishing companies have offered little new-media training or guidance. Be media neutral.

Managing Your Career in the Social Media Era: Sources

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Your latest tweet and comment on Facebook and most recent blog post? As part of a webinar for B2B editors on September 23, 2010, I’m speaking on “Managing Your Career in the Social Media Era.” (The webinar, “ Enhancing Your Career in the B2B Press ,” is sponsored by the American Society of Business Press Editors.). Future of news: Insider Dave Morgan touts new media. Today, audiences are in charge and they want direct access to, and interaction with, journalists.”. What Would Google Do? , by Jeff Jarvis. Gary Hamel: Hierarchy of Employee Traits for the Creative Economy.

Social Media and the Decline of Editing

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The solution he sees is not editing, but social controls of the sort found in Twitter and Facebook, built on “real identities and control of relationships&# : “The result is better discourse. I don’t find Twitter or Facebook littered with fools and nastiness and when I do stumble upon them, I unfollow; when they occasionally spit on me, I block (if only I could instead give them their meds).&#. Earlier this month, after writing his final column for Inc. magazine, Joel Spolsky blogged about his experience in the magazine world. look back on those Inc. Comments, anyone?

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Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

stalwarts like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to emerg- ing platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 2: Strategy and Roadmap Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Introduction 3 II. years prior.

Coming clean on Facebook reach

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Is there any greater source of emotional debate and mis-information on the web today than Facebook reach? recently had a little debate on this subject with a person who wrote a glowing article on the promise of Facebook reach — despite what appears to be pretty bad news in this corner of the web. “I’m tired of so much negativity about Facebook,” he said.

Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing

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Facebook announced it would open up Instant Articles -– formatted and optimized to load almost immediately -– to any publisher  without a special approval process. To make it effortless for even small bloggers, Facebook announced in a post this week that it is teaming up with WordPress for a plugin that allows us to publish from our blog directly to Facebook. Time will tell. 3.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

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marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. On one hand, not only is it an easy-to-use, low-cost platform with more than a billion members, but 77% of B2C companies and 43% of B2B vendors have acquired customers from Facebook, and the world’s largest social network drives 20% of all internet page views. What are the best page apps for Facebook today? Hell Yes!

The start-up strategy for beating Facebook

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If we compare Snapchat and Blab we can tease out lessons for all of us when it comes to strategies for beating Facebook. By rejecting a $3 billion takeover bid by Facebook, it immediately became a Zuckerberg target. And it didn’t own any significant intellectual property that Facebook couldn’t easily copy. The key to beating Facebook? What do you think?

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

on each of our primary distribution channels (email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+). ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 3: Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. 200,000 readers.

Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

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For the last decade, the social option has lived almost exclusively in the land of YouTube, but since last year, Facebook has officially become a player in the video field. November 2015 marked the first month where more videos were uploaded to Facebook than posts containing links to YouTube. Facebook has been on the rise in video for the past year. The New Adwords is Video.

What will replace Facebook? Six considerations

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A question I often receive in my classes and talks is “What will replace Facebook?” We look to history to see the progression of upstarts replacing established companies — didn’t Facebook replace MySpace? — and of course assume there is a new idea out there somewhere waiting to unseat Facebook as the leading social network. Facebook.

Adding fuel to the fire: How important is Facebook?

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The research does not necessarily say teens are moving away from Facebook. Only 15 percent of teens in the survey said Facebook topped the list. How important is Facebook? Before declaring Facebook dead, consider that other reports offer a dramatically different view. How important is Facebook? Facebook owns Instagram of course. How important is Facebook?

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5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook

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Are you holding back on Facebook marketing just because you’re in B2B? It was reinforced by what felt like a bait and switch when Facebook killed organic reach. And because most everyone in B2B seemed focused on LinkedIn, I figured I could maybe just ignore Facebook. I had a Facebook page all along, of course. Next is just how plain ubiquitous Facebook is. Third?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. know which half." Everything is now measurable.

Has a Facebook Rebellion begun?

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I am amazed at how much Facebook can get away with. often get asked,  ”What competitor will unseat Facebook,” and my answer is “Facebook.” Facebook is the most pervasive social networking platform , with a whopping 80 percent of the U.S. But are there cracks forming in the Facebook master plan? What can “defeat” Facebook?

Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

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There is an unsettling buzz about the future of Facebook. Some analysts report that Facebook usage is declining , or at least  slowing in some parts of the world  and if that is true, it is a problem of Facebook’s own making. The Facebook is foremost a place to connect with family and friends. Secondarily, Facebook provides a place for self-expression.

Did Facebook Just Deliver a Crushing Blow to Native Advertising?

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Everyone assumes that if Facebook were to drop an anvil on media companies, it’d come in the form of an algorithm reconfiguration, a change in the revenue split on Instant Articles, or some combination of the two. But for the increasing number of publishers that rely on native advertising to make ends meet, Facebook may have already delivered a brutal blow. The tag.

6 studies show why Facebook organic reach is declining so quickly

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50,000,000+ businesses have a Facebook page. 1.48 is the average number of times these brands post each day. 2% is their Facebook organic reach and it’s declining (source: DMR ). Why is Facebook organic reach declining so fast? TOO MANY POSTS, TOO LITTLE SPACE ( FACEBOOK ): Facebook studied the average user to find 1,500 posts appear in their feed each day.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. know which half." Everything is now measurable.

The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools

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Along with Google, Facebook is one of the giants of the Internet. According to recent research , 71% of all Internet users have a Facebook profile. 96% of B2C and and 88% of B2B companies use Facebook for marketing. Here are nine of the most popular tools for enhancing Facebook marketing efforts. Google Review Count: 790,000. Look no further than LikeAlyzer! BuzzBlogger.

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Wasting your ad money? All Facebook fans are unequal

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist What if you were given $20,000 to acquire new fans on Facebook? But is there strategy in trying to acquire new fans on Facebook? Just a few months ago I was begging for more Facebook ad dollars for my client accounts and our own unique page simply because Facebook said so. Sounds thrilling, right? Or is it fruitless?

Navigating the shifting sands of Facebook marketing

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Have you figured out Facebook marketing? Well, then you will need to catch up with our new episode of The Marketing Companion where we discuss the “secondary advertising ripple” and how it’s creating new complexity for companies trying to figure out what’s happening on their Facebook page. billion people logged into Facebook on a single day last month.

Facebook Tag Bombing is the new telemarketing

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This is a post that is probably going to p**s some people off, but it must be said. I am increasingly being tagged in stupid Facebook posts like this one: What’s your favorite flavor of lollipop? The post Facebook Tag Bombing is the new telemarketing appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Perhaps that surprises you? Why would they?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. know which half." Everything is now measurable.

Facebook content strategy is a time bomb for inbound marketing

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The economics of the social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn are also driven by content, but their metrics are different. The economic driver for both of these priorities is time on site , also known as dwell time , which is becoming a factor in SEO, Facebook content visibility, and content marketing strategy. You get the point. Really. The goal of inbound marketing. Really.

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