Archive for May, 2010

5 Differences Between Social Media and Social Networking

Posted in Social Networking Media on May 19th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

{original post at socialmediatoday by Sarah Hartshorn on 05/04/2010}

The differences between social media and social networking are just about as vast as night and day. There are some key differences and knowing what they are can help you gain a better understanding on how to leverage them for your brand and business.

1. By Any Definition

Social media is a way to transmit, or share information with a broad audience. Everyone has the opportunity to create and distribute. All you really need is an internet connection and you’re off to the races.

On the other hand, social networking is an act of engagement. Groups of people with common interests, or like-minds, associate together on social networking sites and build relationships through community.

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Executing Social Media Vancouver June 15 – 16, 2010

Posted in Social Networking Media on May 19th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

{original post at Acuity Forums}

Executing Social Media Vancouver
June 15 – 16, 2010

Empire Landmark Hotel

Attending Executing Social Media Vancouver will be the most important thing you can do for your organization this year!
This may sound like a big, bold, ballsy statement, but it’s true. The “buzz” about your business is now online, measurable, searchable, and permanent. Come to learn why you must and how you can participate in the conversations that influence your market. Explore how your organization can boost employee and customer engagement, increase brand loyalty, market share, and corporate reputation. Hear and engage with leading social media pioneers and practitioners. Walk away with practical plans and resources to help you develop, implement, refine and measure outcomes of social media strategies. This is the premier event for CMOs, Social Media Managers, Online Community Managers, Corporate Communications, PR, Sales, Marketing & Brand Managers, Advertising, Internal Communications, IT and HR/Recruitment Professionals.

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Can One Man Communicate Solely Through Social Media for a Month?

Posted in Social Networking Media on May 19th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

{original post at Mashable by Barb Dybwad}

As @SilentClark, Clark Harris is communicating solely through social media channels during the month of May to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Harris started the experiment as a tribute to his mother, Ruth Harris, whose 10-year battle with cancer ended last February. Thinking back to a more traditional fundraising campaign he participated in in 2006, Team in Training Century Ride, Harris began “looking for a bigger challenge to accomplish in her memory.” How could a cause campaign in today’s social media-enabled world compare to a primarily direct mail campaign from only a few years ago?

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