We had a great turnout at the Social Media Breakfast East Bay, with about 75 participants convening on a diner in Oakland to hear Robert Scoble and Shel Israel talk about the Age of Context, the theme of their excellent (and highly recommended) new book. As one of the event co-organizers, I was chuffed (as my British podcast co-host would say) at the turnout. You should check to see if there’s a Social Media Breakfast in your town! In the meantime, here’s this week’s review of stories that caught my attention during the past week. I collect the ones I might use for the Wrap (and the podcast) at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
(c) Can Stock PhotoI’m trying out a new format for the wrap that will make it a quicker read for you while allowing me to include more items that you might have missed over the course of the week. Let me know if you like it. I’ll elaborate on two or three stories at the top of the Wrap, then more briefly summarize others. If a subject got attention from multiple outlets (as hashtags did this week), I’ll wrap the Wrap with a quick summary of what they each had to say. In the meantime, all I continue to collect all the posts and articles over the course of the week are in my link blog, LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
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With the Twitter IPO leading the pack, a flood of important and interesting stories and reports has surged across the digital and social space. Here are some you might have missed. You’re welcome to explore the collection of all the stories from which I choose those appearing here in the Wrap. I save them at my link blog at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
It’s time to amp up your use of Google+ hashtags
Those who paid attention to Google’s Hummingbird update have been making significant adjustments to the SEO practices that support their social media marketing strategies. In a guest post for Duct Tape Marketing, Lauren Hogan points to a Read More »
(c) Can Stock PhotoA lot has been made of the recently-released data analysis that shows iPhone owners are wildly more valuable to iPhone users than Android users. Facebook ad buyer Nanigans looked at more than 200 billion ads on Facebook and calculated that ads produce 1,790% more return from iPhone users than Android. In fact, it costs more to advertise to Android users than those ads return.
Nanigans told VentureBeat that they hesitated to release the data, knowing it would be controversial. They decided to go ahead because, well, it is what it is. VentureBeat thinks it’s because Android attracts a lower-end audience. “Brutally Read More »
Image (c) CanStock PhotoChanges to services at the big three—Google, Facebook and Twitter—lead this week’s review of news, announcements and research. I collect stories for the Wrap in my link blog at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com, which you’re welcome to follow.
Edelman launches Creative Newsroom to support clients in real time
Shrug off the real-time and native advertising phenomena all you like. The skeptics aren’t stopping the world’s largest PR agency from setting up a shop dedicated to “monitoring and responding to relevant social media conversations in real time,” according to Lindsay Stein, writing for PRWee. Creative Newsroom has Read More »
Companies released more study and survey results than usual this week, providing plenty of fodder for the Friday Wrap. There were also announcements, court verdicts, and other news to fuel the weekly rundown of interesting and important items from the past week. If you’re interested in seeing all the items from which I chose the Wrap’s contents, head on over to my link blog at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
Get ready for a new PR crisis: pay-ratio disclosure could outrage stakeholders
When discussing the disparity between the highest and lowest-paid people in a company, the pay ratio is the most commonly cited metric. A CEO who earns only Read More »