3D PRINTING YEAH BABY. Seriously I didn’t know how to start this excerpt with the right amount of enthusiasm for this topic. 3D printing is awesome and you need to CHECK IT OUT right now. Then you need to start thinking about all the amazing things you are going to print once you get your hands on one…. I am still tossing up between a spare ear (yes, ear) OR an amazing mansion for my cat. On the one hand I could hear really, really well (right?) and on the other my cat will hate me a little less for not letting him go outside. Decisions, decisions. Anyway, read the article.
Maybe it’s just me but it seems like the new facebook groups has been pretty underutilised – maybe because the old facebook groups was just so much shitter than facebook pages. But the NEW groups is actually pretty cool. If you haven’t already checked it out and created one of your own, take a look at this article (which has proven to be another literary masterpiece). Then get your group on!
Does your business have a Twitter account? You might be using Twitter to engage with your customers and your target audience but are you using it to talk to your potential employees? If you haven’t thought about using Twitter for recruitment purposes, you might be missing out on THE NEXT BIG THING. And you do NOT want to miss out on the next big thing. DO YOU. DO YOU? No, you don’t. So check out this article written by another guest contributor (because I’m lazy) about why this may be the answer to your hiring woes.
There has been plenty of outrage about Google’s new Search Plus Your World, but what is it really and how will it affect your search results? Even more importantly, how will it affect your business? Is the world going to explode? Should you be switching to Bing, like apparently everyone is doing, but really we all know no one is because it’s nowhere near as good? I’m glad you asked. Read on…
The great twitter followers and facebook friends backlash – why you shouldn’t try too hard to increase your friend and follower count
For a long time now social networking has been all about numbers. How many people are following you on twitter, how many facebook friends you have and how you can bump up these numbers. But does 1,000 facebook friends or 10,000 twitter followers really mean anything? Yes it does, but it’s not necessarily positive anymore. The tides, they are a changin….
Don’t have time to read 300 articles each day just to find out the latest Facebook changes? No worries. Read this handy summary of the latest developments you should keep an eye out for: tagging non-friends, locked navigation bar, photo privacy, iPad app, larger Page photos, new insights, easy translation and the new premium ad unit. Mmmm Facebook changes, you can’t stop them, so you may as well get to know them.
Facebook advertising is increasingly becoming a crucial element of any business’ marketing strategy – particularly as Zuckers is getting more and more greedy with impressions through organic Page posts. Facebook ads have the power to deliver a very strong return on investment, if you have the right strategy in place and are driving to the right goals. Here’s a few key tips on how to get the most from your Facebook marketing spend. Happy reading
#QantasLuxury: what happens when twitter users & social media ‘experts’ vie for infamy on a slow news day
The latest #QantasLuxury debacle should be a case study in ridiculous media over-reactions more so than one about social media fails. If you take away the fame-chasers, the clueless self-appointed social media ‘experts’, the sheep and the spambots, all that remains is a few quality insights that prove the success of the wider Qantas social media strategy much more than the failure of one non-descript, miniscule element of it.
Somehow half the year has gone past, leaving most of us wondering what the hell happened to all those other months – like January for example, I swear that just never happened? We could spend our time speculating about Dark City style conspiracies or we could just accept that it is now June and look at improving the months to come. Aside from the fact this is probably the most vague and irrelevant excerpt for a post EVER, my point that I haven’t mentioned until now is that WE SHOULD ALL CHECK IN ON OUR MARKETING PLANS NOW. Immediately, before the Dark City men come and move us through time and space.
10 things that might be hurting your social media strategy. These ones are even better than the last 10 I put forward in January, so you better read on to see if you’re sabotaging your social efforts, or else risk becoming the laughing stock of the social media world…