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How to become an influencer (even if you’re a little guy!)

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Back in 2009, I started a Twitter account because I saw the potential to have a worldwide presence. By Aaron Lee, {grow} Community Member. If you’ve never heard of me, hello there! This is @AskAaronLee.

Break the mold: Why content marketing needs to be like a chalupa

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When I wrote the first edition of The Tao of Twitter in 2009 I noted that the real opportunity for business “is not B2B, it’s not B2C, it’s #P2P — connecting People to People.”

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Marketing Resources for 2016: Old School meets New Cool

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A few books to read if you haven’t already: The Cluetrain Manifesto - the 10th anniversary edition came out in 2009, yet this book remains hyper-relevant in today’s social media focused world of marketing. By Kiki Schirr, {grow} Contributing Columnist.

When all the hard work on social media … just doesn’t work

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Social media has changed since I first drank the Kool-Aid back in 2009. I’ve known Ray Hiltz for nearly five years. We became close social media chums, and the friendship solidified when I spoke at his content marketing event in Montreal in 2013.

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10 things you need to know NOW about OmniChannel Marketing

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Add to that a study by Retail Systems Research indicating that 47% of retailers surveyed indicate that multi-channel customers are significantly more profitable than single channel customers – a rise from 38% in 2012 and a sharp rise from 28% in 2009.

3 Business tips to make the second half of your 2016 count

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Back then, we’re talking the prehistoric 2009 era, I proudly branded myself as a Pro-Blogger because blogging was my major money maker. By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist. It’s the middle of the year and I’ve done a little check-up review of my web business situation.

How to succeed in the ego-ravaged drama queen world of social media

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I started blogging in 2009 and there was a different “A List” back then, but there was still an A-List and I wasn’t on it. I started blogging in 2009 and there was a different “A List” back then, but there was still an A-List and I wasn''t on it.

8 Shocking New Social Media Facts

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Check out this growth rate between 2009 and 2012. I’m pleased to be a collaborator with Edison Research on the new Social Habit Project. Because I’m a numbers geek so I’m overjoyed to finally get some social media data we can trust!

Three ways to turn client email into new business value

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Back in the dark ages of 2009, I used to reply to all commission requests in the same way, regardless of the writing style of the client. By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist. A few weeks ago, a disgruntled online biz owner shared his frustrations with me.

Does it pay to be honest on Twitter?

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” In 2009 I wrote a little manifesto called “Why I Block on Twitter.” Does it pay to be honest on Twitter? Increasingly, the answer may be “no.”

Should you make the leap into sponsored content?

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I took my first sponsored post back in 2009 and was written up as the Devil. The sponsored content wasps are swarming! Every day I get pitches from companies seeking to pay me to feature their products on my blog, or even pay for entire posts about their products.

Change the Channel to Ignite Content

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The languishing blog Since 2009, I have written a blog called MomentSlater, two or three times a week. Since 2009, I have written a blog called MomentSlater, two or three times a week.

The results are in: An experiment in social influence

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The total I am reporting represents the new value I created for Amachi by establishing an effective social media presence and creating new connections that did not exist prior to the time I started blogging in 2009.

Why are America’s fastest-growing companies killing their blogs?

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Blogging had been steadily climbing as a corporate communications tool — 19% of the INC 500 blogged in 2007, 39% in 2008, 45% in 2009, 50% in 2010 and just 37% last year.

Personal time versus social media time: Something has to give

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” In 2009, we were just entering the grip of the recession. In 2009, we were just entering the grip of the recession.

My five biggest blogging mistakes

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Blog readership grew 400% between 2009 to 2010 and another 300% from 2010 to the end of 2011. I am creeping up on 1,000 blog posts — I’ve probably blogged “a bible!”

20 of the World’s Wittiest Twitter Bios

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Making the Snuggie look good since 2009. I know you LOVE these funny Twitter bios. Yes, they’re real and they’re fabulous. Here we go! organising. Let me bitch at you every day until you sort your shit out. Newtoblogging.

Klout overhauls its business model, but does it answer its critics?

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Spammers almost killed Twitter in 2009 and Quora in 2010. Klout announced a radical overhaul to its scoring system, site design, and score transparency. But what is the real impact? Will it make a difference?

Good news for the economy might be bad news for social media

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Back in 2009, I wrote a blog post forecasting that when the economy finally improved, it would have a deleterious impact on the social web. My premise was simple.

An Example of Twitter’s Real-Life ROI

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In 2009, I was planning a party to celebrate the fifth anniversary of my blog, and by now Michelle had actually moved to Paris. In 2009, I was planning a party to celebrate the fifth anniversary of my blog, and by now Michelle had actually moved to Paris.

How does social media affect trust and your brand?

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In 2009, Chris Brogan and Julien Smith released their book Trust Agents. By Contributing {grow} Columnist “Social Steve” Goldner. You want successful social media marketing for your company or brand? Think “Trust Marketing.” You can say you heard it here on the {grow} blog first.

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The hidden costs of social media conversation

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By 2009 companies both large and small joined the social media frenzy trying to make sense of the unprecedented amount of direct consumer information that was flooding the airwaves. It’s all about the conversation. Have you heard that a thousand times?

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One thousand posts. No navel gazing.

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Jenn Whinnem — Jenn is a passionate young woman and her firey posts caught my attention back in 2009. This is my 1,000th post on {grow}. So I wondered … what should I do to commemorate this? Should I give away presents like Oprah? Should I honor my community in some way?

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The cure for Bloggus Interruptus

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For the first time since 2009, I turned it off for almost four weeks during an extended business/vacation trip to California, Australia, and New Zealand, I prepared for this trip for months by “writing ahead” so I could keep the posts coming to my readers.

Case study: Creating social media benefits in a regulated industry

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“In 2009 everybody I knew was experimenting with Facebook but I mostly did it for fun,” he said. ” Twitter — “I have had a Twitter account since 2009 but I am only starting to learn to use this effectively now.

100,000 Twitter followers. Now what?

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I have not done any proactive audience building (like I prescribe in the book) since 2009. I have not done any proactive audience building (like I prescribe in the book) since 2009.

Klout Founder says Lithium deal will propel new development

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In early 2009, Fernandez returned to Singapore to supervise the next evolution of the product. This is early 2009 and the economy was terrifying. The genesis of Klout circa 2008.

Creating content? When is it time to pivot (or quit?)

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I’ve blogged at least twice a week, every week, since 2009. By Mark Schaefer. I recently had a conversation with pioneering blogger Chris Brogan and he mentioned that he had ended his latest podcast series and had begun a new one.

Social proof and your battle for credibility

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One blog in the top 100 has not even been updated since 2009.

Adjusting to the new sales strategies with Anthony Iannarino

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I had been blogging since 2009! By Mark Schaefer. The story of my book KNOWN is really about how successful people establish a personal brand in the digital age. One of the things that impacted me profoundly is the discovery that all of them followed the same four steps to do it.

Case study: How 20 high school students ignited a social media success

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Back in 2009 my company started running the marketing campaign for a local Stockholm high school. Now here is a neat trick. Precisely as your read this exciting guest post from the brilliant Jon Buscall, I will be meeting him for the first time in Stockholm, Sweden.

Blogging, social media use skyrocketing at universities

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100 percent of colleges and universities studied are using some form of social media, up from 95 % last year, 85% in 2009 and 61% in 2008. 53 percent in 2007, 54% in 2008 and 73% in 2009 report they monitored the internet for buzz, posts, conversations and news about their institution.

Blogging world flipped by AdAge Apocalypse

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For example, one blog that is more or less in my “old&# position has not been updated since 2009. I woke up Thursday morning to a shocking development. My ego had been knocked down 60 pegs.

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Case study: Fast-growing B2B expands social media exposure

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I invited him to share his inspiring success story … When I started at Hinda Incentives in 2009, we had very little digital marketing efforts outside of a website and a Google AdWords account. Drew Hawkins has become one of the most consistent contributors in the {grow} community.

Four reasons why I finally like Triberr

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There is one blog in the AdAge Top 100 that has not been updated since 2009. For the past six months I have given Triberr a whirl and it has been quite a drama. Triberr is a new platform that bands together like-minded bloggers who support each other by tweeting worthy posts. I’ve participated in a limited way because up until now, the application was misguided, political and melodramatic. The first problem was auto-tweeting.

Enterprise Crowdsourcing blasts off as social media growth industry

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Several platforms were revamped, relaunched, or finally “released” in 2009. Client adoption was also slow until 2009 when the first surge in market demand occurred. Last year, the number of completed microtasks increased 496% over 2009. Guest post by David Bratvold.

Are B2B companies that refuse to engage in social media facing extinction?

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Eric’s first edition of this video came out in 2009 which means we are less than two years aways from the Social Media Armageddon. “No.&#. That’s the short answer to a question that was posed to me in Focus (which seems quieter and more manageable than Quora ).