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September 11th, 2012

Bigger Companies Use Big Tools: Corporate Blog Usage Rises in Fortune 500

The University of Massachusetts Darthmouth is out with its latest study on social media usage by companies in the Fortune 500. I’ve discussed previous UMD studies on this topic here and here in the past year or so. This study, as in the past, focuses on public-facing blogs at the corporate level, acknowledging that blogs […]

Filed in Blogging, Publishing Programs

July 2nd, 2012

Twitter Timing Study and the Need for Small Adjustments

If you are in any way running or otherwise managing an online publishing program then you’re likely always looking at stats. Not just for how things are performing on-domain but also how what’s being published on Twitter, Facebook and other networks are going to drive traffic back to a “hub” site, how those items are […]

Filed in Microblogging, Publishing Programs

June 5th, 2012

It’s Not Curation; It’s Storytelling

If you want to get into the social media equivalent of a bar fight (and who doesn’t, they’re a hoot) there’s no better way to do so than to bring the conversation around to “curation.” Choire Sicha’s recent post on the topic is a great one that’s well worth reading, especially if you stick with […]

Filed in Publishing Programs

May 30th, 2012

Bit.ly Makes a Play for Publisher’s Attention

If you’re a user of bit.ly then you were likely taken aback at some point yesterday when the site refreshed and presented you with a brand new interface. The site, which is extraordinarily useful for shrinking links for use on status networks and then tracking the analytics of those links, made some significant changes to […]

Filed in Publishing Programs, Social Networks

May 3rd, 2012

Google+ Gets a Real “Share” Button

The question that needs to be asked in the wake of Google announcing last week the rollout of a new “Share” button for Google+ that’s more about curation and less about endorsement (which was the primary purpose of the existing “+1″ button) has to be this: Does this fill an existing gap in my publishing […]

Filed in Publishing Programs

April 17th, 2012

“Manage Multiple Content Streams Like Monster.com” at PRSA Digital Impact

At PRSA’s Digital Impact Conference at the beginning of April, our Monster.com client, Kathy O’Reilly, and I were honored to be asked to speak about how we manage Monster’s social media publishing program. The session, titled “Manage Multiple Content Streams Like Monster.com,” addressed the many elements of planning and executing a complex social media program from […]

Filed in Publishing Programs

February 21st, 2012

“New” Rules of Content Marketing; Not So New, and Other Thoughts

This past week, I attended Boston’s Social Media Breakfast 26: “The New Rules of Content Marketing.” Since much of what we do with Voce’s PN Connect team centers on content, I figured I would hear a lot of interesting things, and I was not disappointed. Among the potential social media bingo games (claim your prize […]

Filed in Events, Publishing Programs

February 14th, 2012

How Much is Too Much? Best Practices for Streamlining Corporate Social Accounts

Brands often find themselves facing the difficult question of how many social media accounts is too many? What divisions within the company are allowed dedicated social media accounts? Which ones should have their social efforts integrated into broader corporate accounts? The answer for each company may be different, but it should be based on the […]

Filed in Programming, Publishing Programs

January 6th, 2012

How Influencers Fit Into Publishing Programs

Over the course of the last week or so there was a lot of talk about Google+. Much of that revolved around a new ad campaign to promote the still young social network with TV spots starring The Muppets and more standard online placements that’s been designed to get more people on board. (Of note […]

Filed in Publishing Programs

December 7th, 2011

The First Part of Live-Publishing is the Plan

This past weekend, while attending WordCamp Orlando, I was doing there what I’ve been doing quite a bit of lately: Covering the event live, posting updates to Twitter and to the event’s blog as the day went on and sessions progressed.The specifics of how these things play out are pretty well known at this point – […]

Filed in Publishing Programs