Shawn Kemp

33 Flips | 6 Magazines | 4 Likes | @shrapnle | Founder of ActionSprout

Viral By Design: 3 Social Media Secrets

How Upworthy Crafts Viral Social Media Success<p>Want to create a <b>viral social media success</b>?<p>Then, take a page from Upworthy’s viral playbook.<p><b>Upworthy</b> …

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How to Capture More Email Leads With Social Media Contests

Shares 3K<p>Do you want to capture more email leads?<p>Are you running social media contests to grow your email list?<p>Whether they’re run on Facebook, …

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The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Social Media

Be selective<p>Your early foray into social media might seem a bit daunting and it can indeed quickly overwhelm you if you try too much, too soon. Don’t make this mistake. There’s no need to dive headlong into a long list of networks, or even the top four, right out of the gate.<p>Pick just one or two. …

How to Know if Your Social Media Activities Are Working

Shares 6K<p>Do you know if your social media strategy is working?<p>Are you looking for an easier way to track your social activities?<p>In this article I’ll …

8 Resurrection Tactics To Galvanize Your Socially Fatigued Audience | Audiense

The old novelty marketing ideas don’t work any more. With over 825 million Facebook posts a day, 7,500 Tweets a second, and at least 86 different …

7 Tools to Discover New Sharable Content

One of the best ways to grow your social accounts is to provide valuable content to your readers. Thankfully there are plenty of free resources on …

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A Practical Guide to Writing an Effective Social Media Policy

<i>“Through these [online] interactions, IBM’s greatest asset—the expertise of its employees—can be shared with clients, shareholders, and the communities in which it operates.”</i><p>In one concise statement, IBM both establishes its position as an organization that values its employees’ ideas and …

Regular Facebook Users Are More Likely To Fall For Phishing Scams

Researchers at SUNY Buffalo have found that habitual Facebook users — those who are on the site more frequently than their peers — were more susceptible to phishing scams. How did they figure this out? By asking them about their habits and then surreptitiously creating a fake friend who then asked …

Smartphone microscope can be made for under a dollar

Suppose you were a first responder, who got called out to investigate a suspicious substance found in a public place. Instead of having to transport …

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Facebook Expands Analytics Tools for App Developers

Facebook today announced improved analytics tools for app developers. The company is introducing options for measuring the performance of apps among specific groups of people as well as ways to track retention of users.<p>Label cohorts let developers categorize groups of people who use their app. They …

Every Content Marketer Needs an Editor

Content marketing is getting a lot of attention as companies strive to capture customer attention in an era in which TV ads get skipped, direct mail goes unopened, and even online ads get blocked. It seems more and more like the best—some would say, only—way to get your message out is for your …

How to Save 6 Hours a Week on Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You know the feeling. You’re sitting there, staring at your hands, at the keyboard, at the screen, at the ceiling. You’re supposed to post something on Twitter, but you have no idea what to post.<p>I’ve been there before. I think we’ve all been there. …

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10 of the Best Social Media SlideShares from 2014

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of my favorite visual social networks—and one that probably flies under the radar compared to other visual spots—is SlideShare. Browse through the featured slidedecks, and you can find big ideas and helpful strategies condensed into a couple …

3 Facebook Targeting Options Marketers Need to Know

Do you want to lower your Facebook ad costs and increase conversions?<p>What if you had hundreds of micro-targeting options at your fingertips?<p>Meeting …

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Facebook Bans Incentivizing Users to Like Pages

In addition to releasing Graph API version 2.1 today, Facebook also announced two important changes to its Platform Policies under games and proper use. Developers have 90 days (until November 5, 2014) to comply with the new rules.<p>Here is how Facebook spells the two out:<p>Games which include …

Inside Your Social Media Posts' Invisible Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Awesome news: 490 people saw a tweet I sent out this week! Awesomer still, 16 people either clicked the link, left a reply, or favorited the tweet.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in …

Facebook's 'Great Unbundling' Will Make It Easier to Ignore the Noise (and Lame Friends)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Facebook is "basically unbundling the big blue app," Mark Zuckerberg told <i>The New York Times</i>' Farhad …

Zuckerberg explains the three tiers of Facebook

Not all Facebook apps are created equal.<p>This decree comes directly from Mark Zuckerberg, the chief himself, who Wednesday stratified the company's ever-expanding collection of mobile applications in an attempt to rationalize Facebook's approach to working on single-purpose applications. With the …

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Crafting Rapid Response: Winning the Hobby Lobby Loss on Facebook | M+R

Nobody knew what the Supreme Court would do in the Hobby Lobby case. But when the decision came down, Planned Parenthood Action Fund responded like …

Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users

Facebook’s earnings beat projections for the 8th quarter straight with $2.91B in revenue and $0.42EPS in Q2 2014. The service is growing about twice as fast on mobile compared to its services as a whole. Facebook now has 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654 million daily mobile users. That …

Two second mobile time? Google says it’s vital to success

When it comes to browsing on the Internet, the greater population has the patience of a reasonably sized gnat. While extended loading times on the …

32nd Annual Tulip Pedal Set for April 20th in La Conner

The 32nd Skagit County’s Annual Tulip Pedal is set for Saturday, April 20, 2013 in La Conner, WA.<p>Tulip Pedal offers three rides – a 20-mile course …

Snowshoeing in Paradise: A Pilgrimage to Artist Point

Story and photos by John D’Onofrio<p>A blessing…and a curse.<p>Here in the ragged northwest we are blessed with some of the most dramatic mountains in the …

“Northern Limits” Presentation at Backcountry Essentials

by John D’Onofrio with Caroline Van Hemert. Photos by Patrick Farrell.<p>Imagine taking six months out of your life.<p>Quitting your job. Finding a cat …

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Quest for the Seven Summits

On the road to the top of Africa.<p>Story and photos by Dave Mauro<p>They had warned me to not leave anything out on my balcony.<p>“The Baboons,” the man at …

The San Juans: High Tide, Calm Seas, Golden Light

by Lance Ekhart<p>I’ve been poking around the San Juan Islands with my sailboat for 12 years and I keep coming back to three little islands in the …