Paul Gillin

Not Dead Yet: Blogging’s Popularity Surges Among F500

Paul Gillin

” In the past year, the Fortune 500 have increased their adoption of blogging by 6%, their use of Twitter for corporate communications by 4% and their use of Facebook pages by 4%. Sixty-nine percent of the 2013 Fortune 500 use YouTube, an increase of 7% from 2012.

How to Promote an Event with Social Media

Paul Gillin

Create a Twitter hashtag and promote it to your colleagues and registrants. Schedule Twitter promotions to go out at different times of the day, including on weekends. Ask registrants for a Twitter address and then follow them on Twitter.

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As Business Goes Social, CIOs Sit on Sidelines

Paul Gillin

I entered the room late, but figured I could quickly catch up on the proceedings by checking the Twitter stream of attendees. A large percentage of them are still actively blocking employee access to sites like Facebook and YouTube.

When Bad News is Good

Paul Gillin

Twitter is recording about 10 tweets per minute mentioning the author’s name. YouTube views are over 1 million. There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. –Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Social Marketing Wisdom From a True Practitioner

Paul Gillin

–Nearly 100% of interactions around content posted to Facebook and Twitter occurs during the first 10 days, but only 34% of interactions around YouTube and WordPress content happens during that time.

The End of ‘Social Media’

Paul Gillin

Now that everyone knows the basics of Facebook and Twitter, things start to get interesting. Seven years, 200 million blogs, nearly 600 million Facebook members and a few billion YouTube videos later the information landscape has been completely transformed. This is the time of year when a lot of people make predictions. I’ll resist that urge, though, and instead present a plea: Let’s make 2011 the year we stop talking about “social media.”.

Small Firms Again Trump Enterprises in Social Media Use, UMass Study Reveals

Paul Gillin

500 use at least one of the tools studied, which include blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Foursquare. Also notable is the surge of interest in LinkedIn, which is being used by 81% of companies compared to 67% for Facebook and Twitter.

Five Lessons From the Web 2.0 Summit

Paul Gillin

and Twitter. If you can’t fork over the $4,200 (and thanks to John Battelle and my friends at Procter & Gamble, I didn’t have to), it’s worth tuning in to the YouTube archive or watching the streamed coverage from next year’s event. and Twitter.

Social Marketing Wisdom from the Insurance Industry – Really

Paul Gillin

The goal was to get people talking about financial stability and have a chance to win the popular board game; Hosted a Twitter chat about Halloween safety. The insurance company’s YouTube channel has had more than five million views, many for its TV commercials.

An Intelligent Approach to Influence Measurement

Paul Gillin

Here’s how it might work: A user could search Twitter for people who have engaged directly with a brand more than twice over the last month, have mentioned the brand more than five times and have more than a specified number of followers.

Weinberger Wisdom

Paul Gillin

The most popular stuff on YouTube is about humans screwing up. Tags: Social Media advertising communities events innovation journalism marketing newspapers social_networks twitter davidweinberger masstlc

My Favorite Productivity Apps – Multimedia & Web

Paul Gillin

I use a lot of video in presentations, and have always gotten good performance from the free Foxreal YouTube FLV Downloader. It works with a lot more sites than just YouTube and cleanly downloads Flash video. Tweetdeck for Twitter is one.

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Oracle’s Updated Social Media Policy

Paul Gillin

Twitter, social networking sites). Remember that you may be viewed as endorsing any Web video (whether hosted by YouTube or elsewhere) or other content you link to from your blog or posting, whether created by you, by other Oracle employees, or by third parties, and the Social Media Participation Policy applies to this content. Dated 11/22/10. Most hyperlinks have been removed because they refer to pages behind Oracle’s firewall. This is a well-crafted policy.

The Changing Rules of B2B Marketing

Paul Gillin

In the early days of Twitter, the Dell TechCenter staff had set up a common Twitter account as a secondary channel of communication. The Twitter initiative really gained traction when Hanson became @DellServerGeek and Sullivan became @SANPenguin. Here is a draft of the first chapter of Social Marketing to the Business Customer by Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman.

Oracle’s Social Media Policy

Paul Gillin

Twitter, social networking sites). Remember that you may be viewed as endorsing any Web video (whether hosted by YouTube or elsewhere) or other content you link to from your blog or posting, whether created by you, by other Oracle employees, or by third parties, and the Social Media Participation Policy applies to this content. With the acquisition of Sun complete, Oracle distributed its social media policy to employees this week, and I was forwarded a copy.

How Long Should Your Videos Be? Ideal Lengths for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube [Infographic]

Hubspot

Odds are, they're more willing to watch a 2 minute long video on YouTube than on Twitter. HubSpot Video Examples for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. The original State of Inbound video on YouTube is two and half minutes long. Twitter: Summer Startup.

The Top 5 YouTube Analytics Every Marketer Should Know

Act-On

But did you know that YouTube, which is part of Google, has an incredible analytics offering as well? In fact, YouTube Analytics probably gives users more ways to slice and dice their data than any video platform ever has. Same goes for YouTube videos.

YouTube Views Don’t Matter – Here Are 5 Metrics That Do

Act-On

“Wow, that YouTube video has got more than a million views already!” The YouTube view count is probably the most well-known statistic in social media. But the real truth is YouTube views don’t matter. Trying to get ranked higher on YouTube by getting more views.

How a small family business pulled off one of the greatest successes in YouTube history

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

This is the story of how an entrepreneur used a shoe and a wine bottle to create one of the most successful videos in YouTube history and transform his small family-owned business. YouTube views: 4.2 million (not counted in the YouTube numbers). YouTube views: 4.2

The future of Twitter is as a protected essential public utility

Biznology

Sally sent me a series of questions about what I think the the future of Twitter will be in light of a fourth quarter revenue miss based on analysts’ expectation. SF: What’s your take on the future of Twitter? CA: Twitter isn’t going anywhere.

The implications for PR if Twitter goes away

Biznology

The reports of Twitter’s death have been greatly exaggerated — but what if they’re not? Personally, I feel like PR people might be happy when Twitter finally gives up its ghost or falls into disuse. The truth is, everyone does advertising better than Twitter.

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Video Content: Facebook VS. YouTube in the Ring

Opentopic

Facebook Vs. YouTube video content. While YouTube has been dubbed the second largest search engine in the world, many signs point to the power of Facebook as the winning platform to publish videos. Here are a few things to keep in mind when betting on Facebook VS. YouTube in the ring: Round 1: Content Consumption. Just because the internet is awash with articles about Facebook taking over YouTube, doesn't mean you need to dive in. YouTube. for YouTube.

17 Hidden YouTube Hacks, Tips & Features You'll Want to Know About

Hubspot

When people talk about today's most popular social sharing websites, YouTube often gets left out of the conversation in favor of sites like Facebook and Twitter. But don't be fooled: YouTube has a lot going for it. Ever seen YouTube videos you wished you could bookmark for later?

10 reasons why Twitter is content marketing’s best friend

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Twitter is much more than “what I had for breakfast.” ” But seriously, Twitter is an essential component of any content marketing strategy, which might seem surprising since we are pretty limited with what we can accomplish in 140 characters, right?

Why Can’t YouTube Do Drama?

Contently

There have been countless viral hits, memes, and even YouTube celebrities, but no single work that has changed how people tell stories online. Can you name a YouTube Red original?) The absence of those stories doesn’t mean YouTube is any less valuable than film or television.

10 Ways to Say “Thank You” on Twitter

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A few weeks ago I was surprised to find that one of the most influential bloggers on the social web replied to me on Twitter to say “thank you” after I had shared one of his posts. Let’s be honest: people don’t say “thanks” very often on Twitter.

29 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Infographics of 2013

Webbiquity

Twitter became a publicly traded company on November 7 and saw the price of its shares climb 73% on the first day of trading. Does anyone still thing Twitter is for the birds? What are the best ways to drive website or blog traffic with Twitter? Utilize Twitter advertising?

Is YouTube Advertising Right for You?

Fathom

Whether you realize it or not, more advertisers are allocating part of their advertising budget toward YouTube. In fact, the number of advertisers running video ads on YouTube is up 40% year over year. In addition, YouTube reaches more 18 to 49 year olds than cable television.

15 ways to use Twitter to toast your competition

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There are lots of success stories and case studies documenting business success through Twitter. 2) Customer service is a popular use of Twitter by many companies and other organizations. When people are “calling you” on Twitter, are you picking up the phone?

15 Ways B2B Marketers Can Use Twitter to Drive Business Results

KoMarketing Associates

The wonderful world of Twitter has unlocked business opportunities for almost every type of user – from emerging artists, celebrities, big brands, news sources, and (most importantly for you) B2B marketers. Twitter offers B2B marketers the chance to attract prospects, interact and engage with clients, increase brand awareness, better understand their audience and much more. Twitter offers B2B marketers another avenue to participate in conversations with prospects.

To YouTube and Beyond! 5 Places Where Including a Video Will Boost Results

Modern Marketing

Uploading your marketing videos to YouTube is essential, it is after all the second largest search engine available and can be used to direct leads back to your website for more content and eventual conversion, but you can’t stop there to realize improved ROI. To YouTube & Beyond!

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. She’s a rock star on Twitter and also speaks French.

Twitter leads Fortune 500 social media surge

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A few of the report highlights: Twitter on the rise. 77% of the Fortune 500 companies have an active Twitter account, leading all other social media platforms. 69% of the F500 have YouTube accounts, a 7% increase from last year. YouTube is as popular with the F500 as Facebook.

Six Seconds? Bah. YouTube Says Long Videos Sometimes Work Better

Hubspot

Miniature video has been in the news a lot lately, thanks to Twitter’s Vine app where you make six-second movies, and Instagram’s new 15-second video feature. But over at YouTube, they’re finding shorter isn’t always better. “It’s Here are some highlights: YouTube is booming.

20 Twitter Tricks for B2Bers Who Want to Up Their Game

Act-On

Here: Twitter is old school. That’s not an entrenched belief, but I’m sure you’ve heard a rumor or two of how Twitter has been losing ground over the last year. I’m thinking of when Fizzle pondered if Twitter was still effective (they concluded it was ), or when The New Yorker wrote about “ The End of Twitter ” due to its management woes. Compared to rapid-growth social media networks like Snapchat, Twitter is in kinda shaky territory.

Content Marketing Showcase Series # 10 French Connection YouTube Channel

Ambal's Amusings

Name : Youtique : French Connection’s Twitter Handle [link]. YouTube is one great social networking tool that helps brands to reach out to their customers in real time. The design of the channel incorporates links to its online store, Twitter, Facebook, email newsletter and blog.

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

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

We only need to look at our own field of marketing to get thoroughly depressed by the incredible volume of content that simply drones on about the same old topics (“Five best Twitter tips” any one?). Streaming video + YouTube + Blog + Slideshare. Twitter + billboards.

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Dancing Dogs and Foiled Burglars – The Secret to Nest Cam’s YouTube Channel

Vidyard

They’re infinitely shareable: Content like this is a goldmine for Facebook and Twitter shares because it’s easy to watch, doesn’t require audio to be funny (even the barking dog video makes sense without the sound on) and is short enough that people will engage when YouTube autoplays it.

Sued in Six Seconds: Avoiding the Entanglements of Twitter’s Vine

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Six seconds (or six and a half, for the purists among us) hardly seems long enough to convey anything of substance, and yet Vine — Twitter’s new video sharing service — is catching on fast. Follow her on Twitter: @KerryGorgone.

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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If you are reading this post, you might have discovered it through Twitter or Facebook. However, if somebody subscribes to a blog or YouTube channel, they are asking for your content. Twitter is not as simple as it might appear.