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Hey folks, not too late to participate in this #free webinar for #nonprofit strategic planning http://imissionpartners.com/online-strategy-webinars/nonprofit-strategic-planning/
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Giulia Gouge
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Want to share my notes with everyone in the group.  We had a great discussion at our First Social Media Sync of the New Year.  Stay with us, more to come!  
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Glad you found it helpful. In addition to hubspot, I also like Social Media Examiner and Laura Roeder. They provide helpful tips, too.
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I thought this was a great article on creating your G+ profile.  Also includes some info on Authorship
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thanks Judy, this is great material!
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Giulia Gouge
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Check out this breakdown of how social ROI is increasing for Small Business.
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Love the #ElmCityElf !
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70% of buying decisions are made before any contact is made with the seller. So be a part of these early stages with a strong online brand presence
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+Matthew Harris What did you type into the Google search bar to show how your pages come up in search?  Wanted to try that.  Thanks!
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I need to do this!
 
How to Think Up a Year's Worth of Blog Post Topics in an Hour
 _"Who has their next year of blog post ideas at their fingertips, never mind thought of them all within an hour?"_

"Well, it's certainly not a myth. It's not even a luxury reserved for only well-established companies that are rolling in dough. All you need is a Google spreadsheet/Word doc/Evernote note/pen and paper, and the right blog topic brainstorming process.

You've already got the first part covered, so keep on reading to get the process we used to come up with those few hundred titles in under an hour. Remember: The key to this whole process is to not start from scratch each time you need a topic -- just iterate off old topics to come up with unique and compelling new topics."

Get your editorial calendar locked, loaded, and ready

Pin it for later http://bit.ly/1h6AjEX

Read it all here: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/blog-post-topic-brainstorm-ht

By +Ginny Soskey for +HubSpot 

#blogging   #editorialcalendar   #ns  
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Folks you'll want to join us tomorrow as +Robert Leighton  from iMission Partners talks about your online funnel. Whether its #customers or #donors, you'll want to move that conversation along to goal.
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My new company GrowthCast is looking for Beta testers. See below for more info, and please pass this on to any business owners you know. Thank you!!
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How millenials look to interact with brands online.
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Giulia Gouge
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Want to Know if Your App is Successful? Check These Metrics.
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Here is a corn dog for you because you are my friend:  Kid President's 20 Things We Should Say More Often
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That was so cute! I like #1 the best: say something nice and I forgot the number but saying nothing sometimes is the best thing that you can do :)
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Where the young ones are
 
Teen Facebook users are leaving the nest.
Q3 2013 shows a decrease in daily active teens on Facebook.
Chinese Wechat app winning ground.

That Facebook now is facing a decline in use by teenagers is ironic. CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched the social media site when he himself was a teen and an undergraduate at Harvard University. While his company now boasts 1.2 billion users, losing teens could suggest that the service may be losing relevance and that could hurt its ability to keep attracting advertisers, which provide the bulk of Facebook’s $2 billion in quarterly revenue. MediaBistro reported in October that 61% of teens name Tumblr as their favorite social-media site, compared with 55% for Facebook. Facebook didn’t comment on its use by teens.

Many of Facebook’s users now are the parents of teenagers. “Teens have more and more environments in which it spend time through web-connected devices,” said Brian Wieser, an analyst with the Pivotal Research Group. David Kirkpatrick, the author of “The Facebook Effect,” said teens are using “a range of things. My 21-year-old daughter, for instance, uses Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for different reasons at different times. The Internet is seen as a palate of options.” Pinterest is a content-sharing service that permits its members to “pin” images, videos and related features to their pinboards

“The case for Facebook changes as you get older,” said Janney Capital Markets analyst Tony Wible. “Facebook is an important communications tool for older people but a 13-year-old doesn’t have the same need for it. Younger people are spending their time with a lot of other things in media, like Instagram, Snapchat and the latest app on their cell phones.Video games, like Grand Theft Auto are also popular with them, and movies had a good third quarter in terms of incremental growth of media consumption.”

Charles Haddad, a journalism professor at Stony Brook University in Long Island, said that he is hardly surprised that young teens are migrating from Facebook. “It’s ever easier for them to switch,” said Haddad. “The more interconnected we become, the easier it is to be restless and try out a new service. And young people are born restless. They want to be first to discover the latest and greatest.”

Now, Facebook has the challenging task of creating for young teens the illusion of a cyber-community, where they will want to gather and exchange information and gossip. “Communities are valuable to companies because of the number of potential connections inherent,” said Mel Bergstein, the retired CEO of Diamond Technology Partners, a consulting group that assists companies in excelling on social media. For a company, he said, “the bottom line is, the more people in a community, the more valuable it is.”

The Bottom Line

If Facebook hopes to recapture the young-teen market, Zuckerberg will have to change the way it views these users – and itself. And that may mean more billion-dollar bids for hot new apps without business plans developed by twentysomethings barely out of college.

As Kirkpatrick mused, “Zuck likes to refer to Facebook as a ‘utility.’ But what teenager is going to get excited about a utility?” 

Source: Investopedia, Globalwebindex
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To many parents and other "elderly" family members on Facebook now. ;)
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Yes we will be talking online holiday promotions at November 19 Social Media Sync.  But we will also be talking about the season's authentic communications.  Be useful, Express thankfulness, make Promises you will keep, things to practice year-round as well!
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