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Are You Relevant?
Raymond J Brune
TV News Expert, Former Executive Producer of Good Morning Amer...
Relevance. Everybody wants to be and remain relevant. Relevance is no longer subjective! Relevance will actually become, well, relevant. Imagine the possibilities.
10 Keys to Turning Business Systems Into More Profit
I provide pragmatic advice and services to entrepreneurs and s...
Successful entrepreneurs often start with a "random" idea, but they quickly focus their efforts and follow a "system" to organize their startup and maximize the clout of their activities. Too many entrepreneur "wannabes" never get past the idea stage, or strike out randomly in many directions.
Hustle & Code: Why We're Building FLYCLIQUE
CRVIII.com Co-Founder; Raben Group Principal
When it comes to tech companies that have been funded by venture capital, the most recent study shows that 87 percent of the founders of tech companies that have been funded by venture capital are white; 1 percent African American; and less than 1 percent Latino.
App-maker, App-maker, Make Me a Match
Associate creative director, animal lover, reader, runner and ...
If you're on Tinder, the idea of using Tinder-like techniques to find a job might make you cringe. On the other hand, you might think of this as a great opportunity to level the playing field and to remove the "who you know" factor from the job search.
Is Your Voice Worth Elevating?
Author, consultant and executive coach
In all the social media that you follow, how many messages do you see that are actually worth your time? For that matter, how much value is there in what you are posting? There are very different kinds of value that can be derived from all things social.
Social Media Measurement and the Only Metric That Matters
Social media and brand strategist
Regardless of the business, benchmarking, measuring and being able to analyze results is important. If you do not, how will you know if, and to what extent, you are succeeding?
How Klout Is Poised to Clean LinkedIn's Content Clock
Fmr. US Army Commander; VP of Audience, Relevance; Marketing F...
Welcoming the new Klout: Like the process of developing the Klout Score, building a product that makes it easy to create
The Egonomics of Clout (Klout): Don't Let Ego Outrank Your Influence in Business
Executive Advisor and Marketing Consultant
Quality content is a key catalyst in the formation of influence. Klout is now aiming to present content from others that can be shared.
Klout Pivots, Embraces Content Aggregation
Partner, Sensei Marketing; Author, Influence Marketing
Even those "social media experts" who actively play Klout's game will pull out the authenticity card when describing best practices in social media marketing. How authentic is it to share content for the purposes of artificially increasing an influence score?
I Love Klout, and You Should Too
Founder/CEO at SidePrize
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I just wanted to express my appreciation for a resource like Klout. Thanks for making the lives of all marketers a little easier.
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Use the Theory of Everyone to Build Your Twitter Followership
Social media, digital marketing, and PR consultant
While it may well be important to have the top 100 influencers on any particular topic following you on Twitter or Facebook, it is not essential. You can make up for it by attracting, retaining, and activating everyone else.
Online Klout: Digital Gateway or the New, Mysterious Gatekeeper?
Jason A. Llorenz
Rutgers University School of Communication & Information
With each passing year, digital literacy solidifies its position as the currency of success. It's not just the continued decline of American manufacturing jobs, and what we already know about the upward trend toward the future of STEM jobs.
Live Event Marketing - Content Strategy's New Star... and the Most Underutilized Content Marketing Tool!
Founder and CEO of IntraLink Global
Customers remember experiences--from what they saw or heard to whom they met--far longer than they'll recall what they read in social media, a blog, an eNewsletter or a case study.
"Jumps The Shark" on Social Media Influence
Instead of focusing on the thousands of online bloggers who are continually working to post pieces of well-considered commentary
Why Making Klout Competitive Is a Good Idea
Content Marketing Strategist
Andrew Smith famously said that "People fear what they don't understand and hate what they can't conquer." I'm excited I
Ten Ways to Find Your Digital Voice
I am the Brandinista–An award-winning creative director that w...
I know who I am in real life, but online, I stumbled. Overly self-conscious, I agonized over every post and tweet. And it showed. Even though I can guide my clients like Doctors Without Borders to social media success, doing it for yourself is a whole other set of obstacles.
Twitter Bots Have No Trouble Fooling You
Social media marketing firms, such as Klout, promise they can help companies identify influential individuals online who can then be targeted with special offers, discounts or promotions in a bid to help build awareness for a brand’s services.
Twitter Bots Becoming More Influential Than Oprah
The Rise of the Fleeting Social Post
If Snapchat and its soon-to-be everywhere clones survive the boom bust cycle that is the new world of mobile phone apps, I think it will be a sign that we are not OK with EVERYTHING being shared and pinned to our social resume until well past our last days on earth.
Thought Followship Marketing Results in Thought Leadership
Founder and CEO of IntraLink Global
In this new era of marketing, the technology infrastructure of social media and the ability it gives us to search anything--instantly--online, has made it easier for thought-followers to find what they need when they need it.
The Final Authority on Influence Marketing
Gain insights into the context of online relationships Transform influence marketing from a "nice-to-have" exercise into
9 Top Community Managers on Why Online Community Matters
Director of Community, RebelMouse
These are the people passionate (and crazy) enough to devote their lives to building these communities. What inspired them to do it? Their answers came down to two overarching themes.
Lessons Learned From an Influencer
Until very recently I wouldn't have called myself an avid social media user. Sure, I created a Facebook profile in 2006, at a time when a college email address was still required to sign up, but who didn't? The concept of the "social network" has changed a great deal since then.
Do You Need Social Media If You Want To Make It Big?
Will Bang With Friends Bring Klout to Its Climax?
Something like the app Bang With Friends might seem silly or of limited appeal to the college crowd, but it could pose a real danger to those of us who are trying to understand and develop the social world for positive purposes.
Re-tweeted by the UN Secretary General? Educating the New Citizen Diplomat
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Ambassador, Former Bosnian Foreign Minister & Ambassador to th...
From the Syria conflict to climate change to economic inequality, the debate has moved rapidly online -- but does it really affect outcome or is it merely an outlet for frustration?
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