(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.
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 »
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 »
(c) Can Stock PhotoI’m faced with another embarrassment of riches when it comes to stories, studies and reports published this week. As always, the Friday Wrap is made up of items that may have escaped your notice but are worthy of your attention. I collect the items I consider for the Wrap, the podcast, blog posts and other content at my link blog, LinksFromShel.tumblr.com. (Am I the only person who still has a link blog?)
15% of American adults don’t use the Internet
The big stories this week centered on twitter’s IPO, announced (of course) in a tweet, and tasteless brand tributes on the solemn anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. (If you haven’t seen AT&T’s tweet or the sign in the Marriott lobby, did you just awaken from a coma?) In the Friday Wrap, I try to report on smaller stories of great interest to communicators that might have slipped by unnoticed. You are most welcome to visit my link blog, LinksFromShel.tumblr.com, where I collect the stories from which I choose items for the Wrap. The link blog also serves as the source of stories for my podcast, For Immediate Release.Read More »
(c) Can Stock PhotoSocial media was front and center in the news this week. Facebook announced it was leading an initiative to bring the Internet to the two-thirds of the world that doesn’t have access, while the Huffington Post made waves by announcing it would no longer permit the posting of anonymous comments. In the midst of these stories, other announcements and posts may have slipped by unnoticed. These are the ones I found most intriguing, although you can see all the stories I collected on my link blog, LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
Upbeat stories get more traction
Consuming the news used to be a depressing affair. “Don’t they Read More »