Facebook Tests Ranked Comments for Company Brand Pages

18/11/2012 by Logan Nathan

It’s been a while since Facebook rolled out any major changes to its users. With all the publicity that Facebook has been getting over its promoted posts and news feed, the social media platform is currently testing – Ranked Comments for Brand Pages. Ranked comments are Facebook’s way of promoting the comment that has the most engagement with the users. It will no longer matter who commented first on a brand’s post, but whose comment has had the most number of likes! The comment with the most number of likes will be ranked higher than the one the others. Source: – http://marketingland.com/ranked-comments-allows-the-commenting-cream-to-rise-to-the-top-26549 There has bee

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The Challenge for Businesses with Social Media and Mobile

26/08/2012 by Logan Nathan

As Samsung and Apple battle it out for dominance in the mobile space with smartphone and tablets, other companies are trying to bridge the gap between IT and mobile. Social Media and mobile phones have become intertwined and created a new medium of corporate communications.  But how are the IT departments of companies going to cope? How can they survive? With applications, analytics, add-ons, server space all freely available, do organisations require an in house IT department? What is the future of enterprise IT? Gartner research indicates that within the next three years, almost 35% of enterprise IT expenditures will happen outside of the corporate IT structure. What does this mean?

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Watching the London 2012 SoLoMo Olympic Games

05/08/2012 by Logan Nathan

By the time you read this article, the London 2012 games would be heading towards the final leg together with the big closing ceremony. While its early days yet, but let’s look back on the role of Social.Local.Mobile (SoLoMo) in Olympic Games. . . .

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The Impact of Social Media on the London 2012 Olympics

30/07/2012 by Logan Nathan

By the time this article comes out, the London 2012 Olympics would have officially gotten underway and millions would have flocked their televisions to enjoy the opening ceremony and the games themselves. When the 2008 Beijing Olympics took place, social media had not matured into the marketing platform it is today. Therefore, it is fair to state that this is the first Olympics that would happen in the middle of the social media frenzy. So how is this likely to affect or change the games as we know it? . . .

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Is your business a part of the SoLoMo Revolution?

04/07/2012 by Logan Nathan

Over the past twelve months, there has been a convergence of technology – Social Media, geo-location, and mobile devices. More and more consumers are accessing social media via their tablets or smart phones and checking into locations. The starting point for the SoLoMo (Social.Local.Mobile) era can be traced to the introduction of the iPhone and then the iPad. Smartphones and tablets have revolutionised data, communication and interaction. . . .

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How can Social Media be utilised by Hotels?

21/04/2012 by Logan Nathan

Social Media is an ideal marketing and communication channel for the hospitality industry. Online reputation management has become the front runner for any hotel’s PR policy. It’s not a question of whether hotels use social media but how effectively these networks are being utilised to improve brand recognition, loyalty and bookings. . . .

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The Role of Social Media in the Real Estate Industry

05/04/2012 by Logan Nathan

At this point, it is safe to say that social media has revolutionised online marketing in every industry. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and other social media channels have become a large part of the marketing campaigns of companies. The Real Estate industry is no different. Real Estate involves the selling and buying of land, property, apartments and other buildings. This makes real estate the perfect candidate for social media platforms. In an industry where buyers and realtors need to meet, social media is the bridge that can provide the means to the end. . . .

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How is Facebook Timeline impacting current brand pages

14/03/2012 by Logan Nathan

In September of 2011, the world’s largest social media network unveiled Facebook Timeline; it was met with a flurry of excitement and criticism. But after much pomp and fanfare, Facebook Timeline was rolled out to fans in beginning of 2012. Today, the timeline debate is for brands. As of end of February 2012, Facebook Timeline has been made available for brand pages. As a marketer, you are probably wondering what this means for your brand? . . .

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Tips to become a successful Twitterer

08/03/2012 by Logan Nathan

Having started off my career as a social media marketing assistant a few months back, after many internal training sessions I have settled into my role and am now confidently using Twitter for business marketing. I now manage a multitude of clients from varying industries for the Australian market. Prior to this career opportunity, although I was a regular user of Twitter and Facebook, I had in no shape or form used these social networks for business marketing. Today, however I can safely say that I am reasonably “qualified” to publish my own set of tips on how to successfully use Twitter for Business. . . .

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10 Great Tips for Getting Started with LinkedIn in 2012

19/02/2012 by Logan Nathan

The Social Media team at ICT Social Business spent the better part of 2012 concentrating on Social Search, Social Business and SoLoMo. But this week, we thought it would be a good idea to go back to our Social Media basics, more specifically LinkedIn. We all understand the importance of LinkedIn as a B2B social media marketing tool, and we understand that for a novice it can be quite overwhelming to get started on LinkedIn. Our Business Development Manager – Richard Holland, a relative social media and LinkedIn virgin, has created his own profile and listed a few tips which he thinks will help others like him to Get Started on LinkedIn. Here are the ten tips …. Don’t be afra

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