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Archives: September 2013

New Stats Show Nearly One Fifth Of US Internet Users Are On Twitter [CHART]

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Twitter has been notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to giving solid user numbers, but new stats from BI Intelligence shed some light on exactly how many people are tweeting, retweeting and @mentioning their hearts out on a regular basis.

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Social Media 201Starting October 13, Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

Classic Marketing Vs Social Media Marketing – What’s The Difference? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Classic Marketing Vs Social Media Marketing - What's The Difference? [INFOGRAPHIC]

For brands and businesses, what’s the difference between social media and good, old fashioned marketing?

Are platforms like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and the features and opportunities they provide, really all that different from the tools of yesteryear?

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Sources: Twitter To Make Its IPO Public Later This Week

Sources: Twitter To Make Its IPO Public Later This Week

Twitter is expected to make its initial public offering (IPO) filing public later this week, with its goal to launch on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) before Thanksgiving of this year, reports Quartz, citing a source familiar with the matter.

Twitter’s IPO price is currently expected to be in the region of $28 to $30 per share, valuing the company between $15 and $16 billion.

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Dietz & Watson Deli Meat Purveyor Surprises Comedian Michael Ian Black Via Twitter

Dietz & Watson Deli Meat Purveyor Surprises Comedian Michael Ian Black Via Twitter

When Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh talks about “surprise and delight,” he means creating instant conversations with brand loyalists and potential supporters via outstanding customer service.

And Zappos isn’t the only consumer brand surprising and delighting its fans.

Last Tuesday night, comedian Michael Ian Black – you might remember him from VH1′s I Love the… series or as guest-host of CBS’s The Late Late Show – pondered to his nearly 2 million Twitter followers, “Has anybody invented a laser that etches your face on a ham? It would be called LaserHam.”

The answer is yes.

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Twitter Makes Embedded Tweets’ Photos Larger And Richer

Twitter Makes Embedded Tweets' Photos Larger And Richer

Twitter has put photos front and center in its update to embedded tweets.

Tweets that contain photos now have a “bigger and bold visual focus on the media” when you embed them, a boon for bloggers and publishers.

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First Kanye, Now Martha Stewart Goes On Bizarre Twitter Rant (Against Apple)

First Kanye, Now Martha Stewart Goes On Bizarre Twitter Rant (Against Apple)

Isn’t it frustrating when you break something and the company doesn’t send over a representative to deal with it, immediately, simply because, you know, you’re kind of a big deal?

No? Not something you’ve ever experienced? Well, clearly Martha Stewart is very used to that kind of care and attention, as a bizarre rant that she streamed off against Apple on Twitter last week, after her “precious iPad” was accidentally shattered, speaks volumes about her life, and how out of touch she is with reality.

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This Week On Twitter: Rise Of Social Commerce, Increase Your Klout, Under 35s And Twitter

This Week On Twitter: Rise Of Social Commerce, Increase Your Klout, Under 35s And Twitter

Need a little weekend reading?

We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes a look at the rise of social commerce, 4 tips to increase your Klout score, a study that addresses Twitter’s growing audience amongst under 35s, news that customers still prefer email to social media for brand messaging and a visual that reveals how social media is changing destination marketing.

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Try This Proven Twitter Strategy: Pay It Forward

Try This Proven Twitter Strategy: Pay It Forward Don’t you just love the feeling of doing something nice for someone else? Whether we can actually be altruistic or we’re just hardwired to do things for others so we’ll get something back in return, it’s nice to be nice!

And that’s as true on Twitter as it is anywhere else. Some of the tweeters I admire most are those who strive to help others in one way or another. They pay it forward, and – from what I’ve seen – they reap plenty of rewards for doing so.
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29% Of Under 35s Use Twitter (And 17% Plan To Start) [INFOGRAPHIC]

29% Of Under 35s Use Twitter (And 17% Plan To Start) [INFOGRAPHIC]Eight out of 10 millennials – internet users aged 15-34 (the so-called Generation Y) – use social media, with more planning to become active on Twitter than Facebook in the months to come, reveals a new study from Insites Consulting.

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Social Media Jobs: Draftfcb, IMRE

This week, Draftfcb is hiring a social media director and a social strategist, as well as a strategic planner with social media expertise. Meanwhile IMRE needs a social marketing program manager and a social marketing copywriter. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.

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