Pinterest is now driving more traffic to sites than Reddit, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube combined.
With stats like this, Pinterest is quickly securing itself as a valid place for businesses to increase their visibility online. The latest analytics updates and site verification tools give businesses even more reasons to join the thriving community of pinners.
The dust hasn’t settled yet for Vine, an app released by Twitter in January. It’s still young enough that marketers (advertisers and brand ambassadors in particular) are figuring out how to use it, as its popularity soars. It's currently the top app on the iTunes store.
The app allows you to film six second videos. You read that right: six seconds. Reactions I’ve seen have gone from “This is a fresh revival of an art form!” to “This is really stupid.”
What are social media policies? Why are they important? Why would a company want—or need—a social media policy?
Check out the answers to these questions and more in my guest post for ERC’s Insights Blog.
The post explores:
- How social media policies establish guidelines for employees’ use of social media.
- How policies can help protect employees and companies.
- The first steps in starting a social media policy.
ERC offers HR consulting services, employee and job training, networking events, and more. ERC members receive a 10% discount on certain Aztek services.
"Social Media 01," ©2009 Rosaura Ochoa, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Once something is posted on the internet, it can never really be erased.
It’s a truth that frequently manifests itself through social media. This permanence can snowball when combined with the other perpetual truth about the internet: everything has, at all times, the potential to move really, really fast.
On January 25, a pastor by the name of Alois Bell brought a church group with her to an Applebee’s in the St. Louis area. Upon finishing their meal, Bell did not pay the 18% mandatory gratuity that Applebee’s automatically adds to parties of eight or more, and added a note that read "I give God 10% why do you get 18?"
Never mind the Ravens — the big winner at the Super Bowl last Sunday was the Oreo® cookie.
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Maybe not. More...
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If you aren't familiar with Twitter, then you are in the minority.
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