Gearing Up For Social Slam 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

And this is what I’m pretty sure I will get at SMC Knoxville’s Social Slam 2013 , which will kick off in exactly three weeks and three days from today (April 5). I’m excited to be gearing up for Social Slam 2013. Gearing Up For Social Slam 2013 is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™.

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The Moments That Made Social Slam 2013 Momentous

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Social Slam 2013. Social Slam 2013. Blog posts previewing or reviewing Social Slam 2013. Social Slam 2013 Recap: From the Eyes of an Organizer. Jonathan Barrick) Social Slam 2013 has concluded, and that makes me sad. However, Social Slam 2013 was awesome, and that makes me happy. A tribute to the "engine" behind Social Slam - Social Slam - April 5, 2013. The Most Important Thing that I Didn''t Hear at Social Slam 2013.

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Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

Boston_Police) April 20, 2013. Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013 is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013. Friday, April 19, was an interesting day.

5 PR Tips From 2013?s 17 Year Cicadas

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Are you looking forward to the 2013 visitation? 5 PR Tips From 2013′s 17 Year Cicadas is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 5 PR Tips From 2013′s 17 Year Cicadas. The first time I experienced “cicada mania” was in 2004.

Behind the Brands: Oxfam Holds Big F&B Accountable

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Marketing Philanthropy Public Relations Shonali Burke accountability in business behind the brands international women's day 2013 IWD 2013 oxfam americaDo you know how your favorite brands measure up on the issues that matter to you?

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New Year Networking: How to be Dr. Jekyll and not Hyde

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Moving up the corporate ladder does not lesson the obligation to help. Networking is the oxygen of the connected economy. It is the currency of consumer collaboration. Unless you are a monk, getting through life in the 21 st century is a challenge at best if you have no network. Virtually every job today is gained through the network. If you are selling storage, soup, semiconductors, software, soap or self requires relationships and relationship building skills.

Measuring CSR: #measurePR with John Friedman

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A bright spot was that we were due to talk with my friend John Friedman , who recently moved into the role of Corporate Citizenship Communications Director for Sodexo (for whom he’s worked for years). Since anything green, CSR-related, or in the sustainability area is really hot right now, I was curious as to how John – who has worked in this field for literally decades – marries corporate citzenship and measurement. John Friedman (@JohnFriedman) May 28, 2013.

Need Gifts for PR Pros? Here’s 12 of ‘Em

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I wasn’t able to attend in 2013, but I heard rave reviews. Traackr’s The Engagers: 2013 Edition. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Since this season is all about giving (which we really should be doing all year long, but I won’t start preaching to you about that ) I thought today I would give you 12 “gift” ideas, one for each day leading up to Christmas Eve.

Should You Brand Your Business Email Address?

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Daniel Honigman (@DanielHonigman) March 22, 2013. shonali — Deb Lee (@SohoTechTraing) March 22, 2013. Julia Angelen Zunich (@JulesZunichPR) March 22, 2013. Jordan Parker (@JordanAleah) March 22, 2013. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Earlier today I saw a terrific post over at Lisa Gerber ‘s blog by Alan Lemire , on his entrepreneurial journey thus far.

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No More Apologies

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. A story has been making the rounds this week, and which I finally read a couple of days ago. It’s the “viral blog” (not my words, but it certainly seems to be going viral) authored by Seema Jilani for the Huffington Post, detailing her “ racist encounter at the White House Correspondents Dinner.”

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Dear Business: Get Over the Social Media Hump

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. When we changed the WUL publishing schedule (again), I thought writing an original post once a week would be easy enough. Image: richardghawley via Flickr, CC 2.0. The truth is, it isn’t.

10 Ways Jay Baer’s New Book, Youtility, Will Change Your Life

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I rarely do book reviews. This is because there are a lot of books out there, way more than I have the time to read. Add to that not all of them are good (in fact, some are downright abysmal), and I really don’t want to be the person who rains on a shiny new author’s parade.

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15 Quotes from Shakespeare for Public Relations Pros

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. When you realized today’s date, did you think of “the Ides of March ” and secretly decide to watch your back? If you did, then like me, you’re a fan of Bill the Bard. Except you probably know him by another name: William Shakespeare.

18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. For those of us who’ve been using Twitter for a while, we sometimes forget that there are new adopters of the network every day. Trying to figure out Twitter back in the day was bad enough; can you imagine what it’s like these days? So here are 18 tweetable Twitter tips for newbies (check out that alliteration!).

Eight Questions to Answer Before Accepting an Internship

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Is the organization a leader in its category, whether a non-profit, corporation, institution or agency? Once again internships are prominent in the news. Just last week we learned from an article in the Atlantic that barely one third of the U.S. Senate pay their interns. The White House also was recently chided about not paying interns. Even the foundation of the COO of Facebook has finally and reluctantly relented and has announced that the foundation will begin paying interns.

Shedding Light on Black PR

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And apart from some corporate biggies that were Yage’s clients, where did the bulk of the firm’s clients come from? area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Terri Johnson tipped me off to a fascinating story yesterday. It’s an exposé of China’s “black PR industry.”

The Power of Listening

Waxing UnLyrical

Some of the organizations he has counseled include the Blood Bank of Hawaii, Medical Area Service Corporation and Boston Harborfest. It occurred to me recently as I was settling in for my fourth meeting of the week with a former student (not the same one four times, I hasten to add!) that somehow I’ve gotten pretty good at one of the key skills of a public relations professional…listening. Image: State Library Queensland via Flickr, CC 2.0.

While I Was Out: Reflections On a Social Media Hiatus

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Happy Friday, all! When WUL resurfaced on Monday, I told you I’d do my best to answer any questions you about about While I Was Out. You haven’t really asked me any so far – though I do appreciate the warm welcome back, and the team does too, thank you!

Why Mediocre Writing Is All Jane Austen’s Fault

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. We are surrounded by mediocre writing, and it’s all Jane Austen’s fault. I doubt there is no doubt. Be warned, I’m going to sound like a curmudgeon. But I am sick and tired of blog posts that begin with, “There is no doubt…” or some variation thereof. You know the ones I’m talking about.

Just Write

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Yesterday Mark Schaefer published a terrific post on how to pluck up the courage to blog with confidence. As I commented on the post, I recalled how I felt every one of the emotions he described (I’m too scared!, how much time will it take?, who will read it?, and then some, before I got my started on my blogging journey.

The Best Three Little Words for Branding Your Business

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. “I don’t know.” ” These might be the best three little words you can use as you build your business. And here’s what got me thinking about this: Ken Mueller’s post a couple days ago was terrific.

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20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. A couple of years ago, I wrote a post on the five productivity tools I found myself using frequently. Since times change, and apps/platforms come and go, I thought I’d take a fresh look at how my daily toolkit has changed, and share that with you. Image: gothick_matt via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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Streak: Possibly the Best CRM System for Small Business

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Remember when someone would say “CRM” and (y)our eyes would glaze over? CRM, public relations and small business.

Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. Enjoy! How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager.

If You Pick My Brain, I’ll Have a Hole In My Head

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. I know this makes me sound like a curmudgeon, but a fairy dies every time I get yet another request to “pick my brain.” ” Now, perhaps I should be flattered my brain is so in demand (because, after all, a time will come when it’s not).

How To Use Twitter For PR

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. When I first started writing this post, I was going to call it “How I Use Twitter.” ” Then I thought again, because a) I’m not as frenetically active on Twitter these days as I used to be, and b) who the heck cares how I use Twitter?

Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

Waxing UnLyrical

Author information Ancita Satija Account Executive at Six Degrees PR Ancita Satija has a Masters degree in Public Relations & Corporate Communications from the Xavier Institute of Communications, one of India’s best school for communications & media studies. Whether you want to go for coffee, meet a friend or keep yourself posted on your friends’ birthdays, Facebook is where today’s generation updates each other by sharing the minutest details of their lives on the platform.

Lessons in Listening and Customer Outreach From Chobani

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Author information Howie Goldfarb Vice President of Marketing & Strategy at Web Choice Consulting Howie Goldfarb is Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Strategy at Web Choice Consulting, a full service integrated marketing and Internet agency. If you didn’t know I was a Chobani brand ambassador … well, I am. So let me get that out of the way right at the start. I am occasionally am paid in yogurt. Seriously. What a deal, for both of us!

Monday Roundup: A Goodie Bag of #measurePR

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Why: A classic from the WUL vault, this recap features the first #measurePR chat of 2013. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Happy Monday! As many of you know, I started the #measurePR Twitter chat back in 2010. We’ve gone through quite a few changes in the past (almost) four years, but despite everything, the chat has endured and the hashtag has taken on a life of its own (which I love).

Friday Funny: Vintage Social Networking

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Happy Friday! Things continue to be hectic on my end, so let’s kick the weekend off with a much needed laugh. See you next week! via John Atkinson on Wrong Hands , CC 3.0. Friday Funny: Vintage Social Networking is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Author information Shonali Burke President & Grand Poobah at Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.

How Social Media Impacted the 2014 Indian Elections

Waxing UnLyrical

Author information Ancita Satija Account Executive at Six Degrees PR Ancita Satija has a Masters degree in Public Relations & Corporate Communications from the Xavier Institute of Communications, one of India’s best school for communications & media studies. This year, Election Day in India (for the legislative assembly elections in which the Indian electorate choose the members of the Vidhan Sabha (or Legislative/State Assembly) fell on a weekday (December 4th).

A Valentine’s Day Gift to Businesses

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. I know, I know. . You’re tired of posts telling you to use Valentine’s Day that show you “Five Ways to Show Your Clients Some Valentine’s Day Love,” or “How Not to be a Bloody Valentine,” or “A Valentine From My Business to Yours.” ” You’re not? Oh, ok.

Talking #measurePR with Sandra Fathi

Waxing UnLyrical

Also, organizational infrastructure #measurepr … — Sandra Fathi (@sandrafathi) March 19, 2013. Sandra Fathi (@sandrafathi) March 19, 2013. Sandra Fathi (@sandrafathi) March 19, 2013. Sandra Fathi (@sandrafathi) March 19, 2013. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™.

How Indian Politicians are Using Google+ Hangouts

Waxing UnLyrical

In my opinion, the government of India has been much faster in adopting Google+ Hangouts than many corporations and MNCs, and are doing a pretty good job of reaching out to their audience and engaging with them. Perhaps this is one area in which India’s corporate citizens could take lessons from the government, instead of the other way around. “Would you like to hang out with me this evening?”

5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). the word “serendipity” was coined (1754, and ’tis true, ’twas not a word before Horace Walpole used it in a letter to Horace Mann ).

Tuesday Roundup: Dance Like A Chicken

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. If you thought that the Chicken Dance was reserved solely for county fairs and wedding receptions, think again. Today’s National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Amazingly enough, our fine feathered friends have more to do with social media then you may think. Here are five articles from around the web that offer something to dance and squawk about.

The Client Covenant

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. How highly do you rate the ability to take direction as part of the client covenant? After all, as communication strategists, often we’re not the ones following but giving direction. To our clients, to our teams, to the people we supervise (sometimes they are cross-functional teams within the same organization, sometimes they span organizations).

Monday Roundup: The Power is Yours

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area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Happy Monday! Is everyone looking forward to the holiday week? And for my fellow Americans, any big 4th of July plans? And… happy birthday in advance to my dad, who celebrates his birthday tomorrow! Image: Artotem via Flickr, CC 2.0. Power. It’s something we all want, whether on a personal or professional level (and whether or not we admit it).

Public Relations: The Two Sides of Information Access

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Some of the organizations he has counseled include the Blood Bank of Hawaii, Medical Area Service Corporation and Boston Harborfest. Boston and the world recently got an unfortunate and disturbing lesson on and reminder of the power…and the perils…of information access.

Person-to-Person Communication: The Human Side of Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Some of the organizations he has counseled include the Blood Bank of Hawaii, Medical Area Service Corporation and Boston Harborfest. (Ed: Today’s Tax Day in the U.S. Are you all squared away?). I had an interesting (to me) exchange of thoughts with a reader of my own blog recently on the subject of person-to-person communication.