Category Archives: Teaching SMM

Post-“Like” Social Media Marketing

The market has already shifted to “pay for play.” Content and engagement will continue to be important for social media marketing but promoted posts and ads will be essential for reach. What should a business do now? Continue reading

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Is there value in #Organic #SMM after Facebook closes the “Like Economy”?

Facebook shut down the “Like Economy” in December 2013. Organic SMM is giving way to “pay to play.” Continue reading

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Tips on #Teaching #Social #Media Marketing: Another Hangout!

Four members of the LinkedIn group “Teaching Social Media Marketing…” – Don Stanley, Jeremy Floyd, Matthew Kushin, and Gary Schirr – met for a Google+ Hangout to come up with 25 tips to improve teaching social media marketing. Continue reading

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Twelve New #Blogs!

Here are twelve new blogs from an MBA social media marketing class. The blogs are listed below by category. Check them all out! Continue reading

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Getting your blog noticed: 8 suggestions

My social media students want to have their new blogs noticed. The starting point is of course good stuff that fits the target audience. But my other tips were: Polish your title – spend some time! (50% of total??), Post in our class FB group –12 quick views, and 6 other ideas! Continue reading

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5 years of blogging and 4 years of tweets!

I have been blogging for 5 years and Tweeting for 4 ! My 21,272 tweets, assuming 23 words per tweets, would total 489,256 words: the equivalent of 5 books. This comparison to books raises the relevant question: is it worth it? Continue reading

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Teaching SMM – METRICS #4 Influence Scores

At the time of this writing, the growing influence of influence measures has generated considerable controversy. There are stories of otherwise qualified candidates allegedly turned down for jobs because their Klout™ or PeerIndex scores were less than 90th percentile level. Continue reading

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Smartphones make us rude…and stupid!

RUDE I have heard smartphones referred to as “rudephones.” They certainly have coarsened behavior in the non-virtual world. Who hasn’t been stuck in a line behind someone telling the cashier to “wait a moment?” while they finish messaging or talking? … Continue reading

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Teaching SMM – METRICS #3 Measuring Influence: Art or Science?

Multiple services are trying to measure the “influence” of social media participants. At the time of this writing six of the most prominent are Klout (http://www.klout.com), PeerIndex (http://www.peerindex.com), Kred (http://www.kred.com), TweetLevel, TweetGrader, and Twitalyzer. Continue reading

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SMM Case Exercise: Public Shaming & Hostile Environment

The world of high-tech start-ups is often referred to as a “boy’s club” where women have difficulty being taken seriously and treated fairly. These series of questions concern a sexual joke at a high-tech conference resulted in public shaming, a DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attack, and a couple firings. Continue reading

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