Archive for January, 2012

How to Hire a Social Media Manager

How to Hire a Social Media Manager

After determining that you need someone to handle your online presence (and you do), the next biggest issue you’re likely to face is how to find a social media manager that is right for your organisation. While it may be tempting to call the least busy Gen-Y member of your staff into your office to inform them that social media community management is now their responsibility it’s important that you establish a clear digital and social media strategy.

Social media marketing is more than just being a digital rockstar. It takes careful crafting by a trained professional. After all, you’d never let your intern handle your traditional marketing strategy, right? (*shiver*).

Here are few quick pointers on what to look for in order to find the best person to assist you establish and maintain a strong and consistent online presence.
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Post Under Advice, Business, Social Media January 31, 2012

[Video] Crisis Management and Social Media

Despite being two-and-a-half years old this video by Professor Coombs provides a very good primer on how to deal with a crisis using social media. All of the Professor’s points are still very valid now, the only difference from 2009, when this video was created, is that there are more people than ever that are using social media and are using it to complain, spread rumours and for activism.

Brands need to be prepared in having a detailed crisis management plan of action. They can no longer afford to thrust their heads in the sand and hope that social media is just a fad.

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Post Under Social Media, Video January 30, 2012

[Infographic] 2011: You Are What You Tweet

2011 You Are What You Tweet

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The folks at Frugal Dad have compiled a great summary of what we talked about on Twitter last year. In many ways this is the collective consciousness of the social internet. A realtime snapshot of what was important to us in 2011. Some may not find it flattering. Others might find it surprising. But this is us. A collective us. It’s important that we accept that.

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Post Under Social Media January 28, 2012

[Video] Imaginary Worlds

After busy Lunar New Year, Republic Day (India) and Australia Day celebrations here’s a chance to unwind and relax. The video above is from the Imaginary Worlds Festival. It features a collection of animated film shorts telling stories set in weird and wonderful universes. Some of the films are a little weird and some are downright crazy, but they are all wonderful. Enjoy.

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Post Under art, Video January 27, 2012

[Video] Why SOPA is a bad idea

An awesome TED video that provides a very succinct explanation of why SOPA and PIPA are so horridly bad. These pieces of legislation will be back. They’re only in hiatus until the powers behind them believe the issue has become a unimportant for the public. Eternal vigilance.

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Post Under Video January 25, 2012
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