Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink

Do you let social media distract you from your career deliverables or from your real-life relationships? Here are a few tips to avoid the timesink.

Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

A social media strategy isn’t something you can get from an eBook. It’s something that needs to be uniquely tailored to your specific business goals.

Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?

Have you ever thought about outsourcing your social media management? If you’re considering it, think carefully about who you choose to partner with and make sure they understand your community!

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

I find it mildly amusing that some companies are becoming social media ostriches and sticking their heads in the sand by denying access to sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In this article, I cover my top five hypocrisies in corporate arguments for blocking employee access to social media.

2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

All my social media cartoons and comics linked in a single post. Feel free to use these in your blog posts or presentations with the proper attribution.

Celebrating A Birthday – Twitter Style

Ever wonder what a team of social media geeks do to celebrate a birthday? Check out this cube turned into a Twitter bird cage, as well as a cool Twitter cake and cookies!

Social Media Comic: Your Customers Are Not The Enemy!

Do you treat the complaints of your customers with the respect they deserve or do you treat your customers like the enemy? Maybe you should listen more closely to the feedback they are offering!

Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

Do you schedule or automate your social media activities? It is useful or does it actually undermine the purpose of social media…to connect individually with your customers or community?

Employees Are A Critical Element To Your Social Media Success – Are You Leveraging Yours? Apple Isn’t!

Without people and their personal relationship information, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter would be reduced to…well…MySpace. A barren wasteland full of bots and spam. When I mention people, I’m not just talking about your customers, prospective customers, bloggers, tweeters, and professional contacts on LinkedIn. I’m also talking about your employees.

[Infographic] Are We Obsessed With Facebook?

Facebook is eating into other quality time like sleeping and work, and Facebook has become a serious distraction in our lives, impacting our real-life relationships.

[Infographic] Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules!

This infographic clearly shows that your email inbox is more successful at managing text and multimedia better than the Facebook timeline, Twitter feed, RSS subscriptions and Google+ feed combined.

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 3: Combine Talent To Deliver Business Value

What’s the secret to getting a job as Director of Social Media? Check out the third article in this series and find out.

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 2: Real-Life Relationships Matter

The key element is one that has everything to do with social networking and nothing to do with online social media. The fact is, without personal relationships and recommendations, it is highly unlikely that I would have my job as Director of Social Media.

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 1: Build Experience Then Blog, Tweet, Collaborate!

For those looking to build a career in social media, I thought I might share the story as one example of how to get a job in social media by using social media.

[Infographic] Is Your Brand Really Engaging Or Are You Just Wasting Time With Social Media?

Is your brand is actually engaging with your online community or just marketing to them? The following infographic provides a series of steps to determine whether you’re engaging or just yacking….