every year I am on the lookout for how brands are using social media during the game, how they are leveraging it in their commercials, and what kind of gaffs they make while doing so. Below is a very quick and rough infographic I put together to help people with some social media tools to follow along with, and some of the hashtags where conversations will be happening.
Despite the recent resurgence of that silly Facebook copyright status hoax that is making it’s rounds again, and the many articles I’ve read on the subject, I haven’t heard anyone comment on the points I am about to drop on you. Oh, I am sure many have thought about these points, but despite my better judgement I’m going to be the guy that says them.
I firmly believe that people have had their fill of these tactics, and by people I mean me. Are you guilty?
It’s not easy selecting a few people to highlight when your life is filled with many, but that is the task I finally could avoid no longer today. Nominations are due tonight, at midnight, for the 5th Annual #Indiana’s Social Media Summit and SMackdown Awards.
It’s time to start listening, monitoring, and watching with social media tools for alerts. Still, it is important to remember that tools only help you pay attention. These tools help you recognize opportunities to connect, engage, or defend your brand message with your audience, they don’t automatically solve issues with it.
I figure Twitter chat hosts deserve some recognition and kudos for their efforts, and I wanted to provide a way for you to connect with them, so I present the Crowd-sourced Twitter Chat Host List.
Brands, please get this through your heads; this type of behavior is an all-risk, very-little-chance-of-reward play. STOP IT.
The internet affords us an unprecedented opportunity to have our art, designs, images, and photography seen by the World, but unfortunately, to be stolen as well. Here is what you can do about it.
Some businesses need to grown up. This desire and expectation for instantaneous marketing results, with no effort or cost, is irrational and childlike.
Check out who’s speaking and who is attending the 2012 Blog Indiana Social Media and Blogging Conference.