Chris Brogan

Social Media Images: 5 Options [Examples]

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Images, especially photographs, are 2012’s social media darlings across platforms from Facebook and Twitter to Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram. What can you do if your organization doesn’t have rights to use these images and photographs across social media platforms? Here are five alternatives marketers can leverage. (Of course, don’t forget to integrate your brand!) Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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29 Sure-fire Content Marketing Idea Generators

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At one point or another, many content creators and writers suffer from a lack of ideas (aka writer’s block). They show up at the blank computer screen and don’t know what to write. It’s not their ability to write that’s the issue but rather finding the germ of an idea to develop into a complete article. (Here’s tips to ensure writing inspiration always strikes.) Here are Chris Brogan’s three tips to ensure you always have endless content topics and a list of twenty-nine topic generators that any marketer can use to create quality content marketing. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

 

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Blog Show and Tell: 3 Blogging Lessons With Examples

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Do you remember show and tell? In nursery school, I had to bring in an unusual item and explain it to my classmates. Unlike my friends, I didn’t settle for an ordinary toy or household object. Instead I brought my sister. The great advantage was that she was able to talk for herself. Over the years, I’ve found old-fashioned show and tell to be a useful teaching technique because it illustrates the point better than describing it can ever do. Here are three blogging elements where show and tell can help you learn and improve your craft.

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We ♥ Bloggers Contest

To celebrate American Heart Month, we’re offering bloggers a little bit of love. We’re renaming February, Blogger Love Month and using the hashtag, BloggerLove (#BloggerLove) to mark our tweets and posts. We’re offering you 125 Free Blog Topics based on things we learned from hanging out with kids.  To show that every one of you is a winner with us, all posts that use one of these 125 titles will be featured in a roundup blog post on March 7th and be eligable to win a special prize.

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125 Free Blog Topics-Corporate and Personal Blogging

Help! I can figure out what to write? Blank screen syndrome is a very real affliction for bloggers and other types of writers. Here are 125 free blog topics. These are surefire ideas to get your creative juices flowing inspired by childhood. P.S. Stay tuned for our BloggerLove contest!

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Blog Help: No One Reads My Blog

What do I do? No one’s reading my blog. Understand that, no matter of how good a blogger you are, there are always ways to improve what you’re doing particularly where driving blog traffic and blog comments are concerned. Here’s blog help in the form of twenty-one blog challenges and fixes to remedy them.

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2010’s Top 12 Social Media Experts

To understand social media’s non-stop, multi-directional conversation, a road map can be useful. Here’s a list of 12 top social media experts to help you tackle the terrain of this evolving landscape. In addition, there are 5 up and comers to keep your eye on.

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Why Have a Personal Blog?

Before starting your personal blog, here are seven reasons to consider. They are closely tied to your goals for your blog.

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Social Media Hearts Cause Marketing

Cause marketing is the coordinated efforts of both for-profit and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations towards a common charitable and/or social goal. Unlike other forms of marketing, cause marketing has 5 goals and 8 distinct target audiences. (Contains useful research and chart.)

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Does Your Brand Need an Elevator Pitch?

Elevator pitches are short descriptive statements that can be told in the time it takes for an elevator ride. When used for a brand, the pitch is longer than a tag line and conveys more information than a logo. Here are 5 steps to help you develop elevator pitch for your brand.

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