Posts Tagged:Social Media

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


Gatti’s Jingle Campaign Microsite Launches

Pixeldust and Nice Monster launched a microsite for Gatti’s web-based jingle contest. Gatti’s, a rapidly-expanding, long-time Texas pizza chain, is looking to update their current jingle with a public music contest. Pixeldust and Nice Monster built the web application for users and musicians to upload their music and videos for the contest. Submissions will be judged by regular users and a panel of Gatti’s judges. The winning jingle will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and media exposure, and be featured in Gatti’s end-of-contest concert.

RottenNeighbor featured on CNN.com

CNN.com Living featured RottenNeighbor today as a site that “allows users to post material about disturbing neighbors.” The article covered some of the most popular posts on the site, discussed changing neighborhood trends demonstrated on RottenNeighbor and touched on the possibility of a reality show based on the site. To read more on this story, click here.

RottenNeighbor featured in Google’s Top 5 Trends

RottenNeighbor climbed into the top 5 Google Hot Trends today and caused a huge surge of traffic on the site. Since its launch, RottenNeighbor.com has averaged several hundred thousand hits per day and been featured in over 200 media outlets courtesy of the Associated Press.

A Charming Example of How to Get Fired Through Facebook

Ahh social networking. Sometimes users are in such a hurry to vent through a status update that they don’t stop to remember who’s going to see it. And if you happen to say something negative about someone or something, the situation can quickly turn ugly.

Jetpack’s Social Integration Features

One of the many things we use Jetpack for here on CSS-Tricks is all of its features related to social media integration. For example, Jetpack can automatically share published content to different social media accounts simultaneously, add sharing buttons to your site’s theme, and allow for social login on the comment form. There is even more than that, but let’s dig into these three as we use them. Auto-Sharing Posts I like the idea that everything we published goes out to social media. Many people only follow the site that way, so they should see what we’re writing. We’re specifically into Twitter and Facebook. With Jetpack installed connected to WordPress.com, I can now flip on the setting: Then authenticate the services you want to connect: Now as we publish new articles, there are Publicize controls right there allowing us to send it to the services we want along with a…

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Hiring: Community & Social Media Manager

I don’t do this often, but, I may start doing it more because my little project that could… is growing up a bit (not too much and not too fast… maybe…). I’m looking to hire our very first Social Media and Community Manager. It’s a hybrid-role that’s going to be a huge part of our early-stage team! So, outside of the outlined responsibilities you’ll be a huge part of building the overall company as well, delivering results around process, programming, people, and production… pretty much everything (I couldn’t think of another “p” to add here…)! If you love people (and data!) then we’d love to have a chat with you! Learn more here. Can’t wait to hear from you! (Pardon the terrible stock image as the featured image above… it is what it is…). Also… a few final thoughts about the industry that we’re in as well… might be worth…

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6 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Social Media Audience Research by @grybniak

Here’s how to research your audience to create a strong social media presence that generates traffic and increases sales.The post 6 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Social Media Audience Research by @grybniak appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Bare Midriffs

How does one go about building a working social network and online community? Perhaps you can borrow (or steal) these great ideas from Caterina Fake. Here are some great things that I’ve been chewing on: That’s why I believe every founder of an online community has a responsibility to shape the culture from day one — because the tone you set is the tone you’re gonna keep. You set the tone and the pace and what is acceptable (and not) from Day #1. All of these things come from who you are as a person, so, if you’re a racist then you’re going to most likely attract (and build) a racist social network. It’s very rare these days for there to be direct communication between companies and their user base. In fact, [user communication] is seen as a customer service problem — you know, eating up customer service hours. Most companies actually try to…

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Facebook Marketing: The Present and the Future

Facebook marketing is the central part of many brands’ social media marketing. Which means, simply put, that Facebook marketing is a central part of most brands’ marketing, period. Whether you’re in a B2B or B2C industry, and no matter what size your actual business is, you need Facebook marketing. But Facebook marketing changes a lot. It’s Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

Google Analytics: a Guide To Setup, Track, and Measure Results

Tracking your data is the name of the marketing game. Running social media campaigns or driving organic traffic to your blog is all sunshine and daisies. But if you aren’t tracking that data or using it to your advantage, what’s the point? Tracking can be vastly complex and often overkill for most companies. Thankfully, Google Analytics Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

SEMrush Review: Complete Digital Marketing Toolkit?

This SEMrush review discusses everything you need to know about the solution- it’s primary features and functionalities, plus pricing and overall usability. And to help you further, I’ll also throw in SEMrush’s weak points. Search engine optimization is not the easiest thing right now. Getting noticed by Google takes a considerable amount of resources, time and persistent efforts That’s why a good rank is always refreshingly satisfying. Breaking through to the first page of the search results alone places you in the category of sites attracting 75% of the organic clicks. And if you’re good enough for the first spot, the result is essentially 33% of the clicks. It almost feels like winning the lottery, right? But, let’s be honest here. Deep down you know that making it to that position is not the end game. Maintaining it is even harder since competition at the highest levels is usually extremely…

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Top Free and Affordable Project Management Tools for Copywriters

Most copywriters don’t have the luxury of working on just one project at a time, so they have to be able to juggle multiple assignments at the same time. This is difficult for even the most seasoned writers, but a project management tool can make a huge difference in a copywriter’s organization, time management, and content output. Benefits of project management for copywriters In the shortest of terms, project management software is a tool that streamlines the planning, initiation, execution, completion, and review of all your various tasks and projects. Whereas you’d normally have to keep things like deadlines, client notes, ideas, pitches, and other copywriting mainstays in straight on your own, a project management tool effectively consolidates those processes and data into a single platform. Needless to say, a copywriter has much to grain from selecting a project management tool. But with so many options available, how do you choose…

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How to Create Your Editorial Calendar for Social Media by @tallchickvic

Here’s why and how you should create your own social media content calendar.The post How to Create Your Editorial Calendar for Social Media by @tallchickvic appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Drupal 8 for PHP developers [part of Drupal Global Training Day] (Brisbane)

Start:  2018-09-01 09:30 – 15:30 Australia/Brisbane Organizers:  VladimirAus Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/drupal-8-for-php-developers-part-of-drup… AGENDA Drupal 8 for PHP developers is full day hands on training. Class will cover – Drupal 8 API – Debugging PHP code in Drupal 8 – Building Drupal 8 module – more SCHEDULE 09:30-10:00 :: Introduction 10:00-12:30 :: Training. Part 1 12:30-13:30 :: Lunch (not provided) 13:30-15:30 :: Training. Part 2 REQUIREMENTS Limited seats are available. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/drupal-8-for-php-developers-part-of-drup… Bring your own laptop PROVIDED Wifi, power points Refreshments SPONSORS Acquia :: venue sponsor :: https://www.acquia.com/ TEstudIO :: training sponsor :: https://tomato-elephant-studio.com/ LET OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING Share on social media. Use hashtag #drupalGTD On Meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Brisbane/events/253412497/ Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/drupal-8-for-php-developers-part-of-drup… UNABLE TO ATTEND? If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to this email. Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Drupal 8 for Project Managers [part of Drupal Global Training Day] (Brisbane)

Start:  2018-08-31 09:30 – 16:30 Australia/Brisbane Organizers:  VladimirAus Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Drupal 8 for Project Managers (Brisbane) Friday, Aug 31, 2018, 9:30 AM Acquia’s conference roomLevel 4, 140 Ann Street (Wesley House) Brisbane, AU 4 drupalers Attending REGISTER here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/drupal-8-for-project-managers-part-of-drupal-global-training-day-brisbane-tickets-49202015553 ===== AGENDA Drupal 8 for project managers is less technical introduction to content management system. Class will cover – What is Drupal – Who is using Drupal – Drupal 8 basic concepts – Drupal 8 reusability … Check out this Meetup → AGENDA Drupal 8 for project managers is less technical introduction to content management system. Class will cover – What is Drupal – Who is using Drupal – Drupal 8 basic concepts – Drupal 8 reusability – Drupal 8 data reports – Drupal 8 integration with other services – more SCHEDULE 09:30-10:00 :: Introduction 10:00-12:30 :: Training. Part 1 12:30-13:30 :: Lunch (not provided) 13:30-16:00 ::…

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12 Steps for Conducting a Successful Social Media Audit by @lisabuyer

A social media audit is equivalent to a marketing health and wellness check-up. It’s an opportunity to proactively check the vitals, DNA, circulation, deficiencies, activity levels of your social media efforts. Auditing the performance and outcome of your social media marketing gives insights on how your brand compares to the size, weight, reach and influence. Here’s how you can conduct a successful social media audit in 12 steps. 1. Schedule It Instead of waiting until a potential problem is detected or for failing results to appear, proactively schedule an audit for your brand at least two times a year. A […]The post 12 Steps for Conducting a Successful Social Media Audit by @lisabuyer appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

The 16 Best Video Editing Apps You Must Use In 2018

Social videos are convincing, and they resonate with users; this is good news. Many brands, however, still struggle to create high-quality, professional videos that they can share on social media as a strong representation of their brand. But with the incredible technology available today, we have more resources than ever before to make this task Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

Pinterest Analytics: Everything Businesses Need to Know

Pinterest doesn’t get as much attention as other social media marketing platforms, but it should. Its user base is steadily growing, and the diversity of users is increasing too as more men are joining the previously women-dominated platform. Pinterest also has a lot of selling power, with more than 93% of users using the platform to Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

How to Measure the ROI of Your Social Media Marketing Efforts by @ashleymadhatter

This five-step guide will help you find out if your social media efforts are producing ROI.The post How to Measure the ROI of Your Social Media Marketing Efforts by @ashleymadhatter appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

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