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June 6th, 2013

Voce Weekly Reading: 06/06/13

About the AuthorChris Thilk works on the Client Services team, part of Voce Connect, developing and executing social media strategy. You can follow him at @christhilk on Twitter.

Filed in Weekly Reading

April 5th, 2013

The Battle for Your Attention (Later, When You Have Time)

In the last couple weeks Amazon rolled out a “Send to Kindle” button that would let readers of websites, including WordPress blogs (via a plugin), send a post or article to their Kindle for reading at some point in the future. Similarly, Pocket has introduced a “Save to Pocket” that can be added to blogs […]

Filed in Blogging, Publishing Programs

April 4th, 2013

SEC Clears Up Social Media Confusion

But the SEC has now found that companies *can* use social media platforms to announce information and make statements like this – as long as investors are told to look there. So the key point here seems to be that as long as investors – and others – know that statements will be made on […]

Filed in Publishing Programs, Social Networks

April 2nd, 2013

The Emerging Need for Hashtag Search

If you’ve been part of this social media party for more than a few years you likely remember when Technorati was an indispensable part of the marketing and monitoring toolkit. Technorati was great because while Google, Yahoo, Ask or some of the other search engines that were around at the time worked well for web-wide […]

Filed in Blogging, Publishing Programs, Social Networks

February 22nd, 2013

The Rise of Unowned “Middle” Blogging

A couple weeks ago Quora, the question-and-answer platform that has made a number of shifts to increase its relevancy to a broad audience, launched a blog platform. The company pitched the blogs to people who don’t have an established online identity and want to have their writing easily surfaced to potential readers. It specifically called […]

Filed in Blogging

February 15th, 2013

The Unrealistic Real Time Expectation

We all know about Oreo and their “massive win” a couple weeks ago when they turned around a fun (if largely inconsequential) image during the Super Bowl. The company got a lot of headlines in media industry publications for the image they released during the game’s blackout and it was shared quite a bit by […]

Filed in Marketing

February 11th, 2013

Voce Monday Morning Five: 2/11/13

Universities Turn to Tumblr to Reach Prospective Student: A great example of using the platforms your target audience is in order to reach them in new and interesting ways. But it’s also important to note what the article has to say about how the universities have adopted their content strategy to not be pitch-focused 100% of […]

Filed in Media, Microblogging, Social Networks

February 4th, 2013

Voce Monday Morning Five: 2/4/13

Google+ moves up to second place in social networks: It was unwise of anyone to completely write-off Google+ as a “ghost town,” which was the conventional wisdom a year ago. Google has made a lot of improvements to the network and has increased its hooks into other Google products, all of which have added up to […]

Filed in Community, Measurement, Media, Social Networks

January 24th, 2013

Social Media Policies Come Under Legal Review

(Note: Hat tip to Christopher Barger for flagging this story and for making sure the below made some sort of sense.) An incredibly important decision has been made with, as reported the other day, federal regulators and other officials finding that some common aspects of corporate social media policies infringe on the rights of employees. […]

Filed in Social Media

January 22nd, 2013

Get visual with your publishing

Among the social media predictions for 2013 in this AllThingsD op-ed, I think the point that visuals will play a more important role in brand-created content is the one that has the most profound potential impact. The others – measure ROI, optimize for mobile and more – are all sound, but there’s nothing that is […]

Filed in Publishing Programs