Social Media Club Fort Worth provides a community of learning

Texas is bigger than most of the globe’s nations, with a scale that makes the 30-odd miles between Dallas and Fort Worth seem almost meaningless.  The two cities actually form one contiguous metropolitan area that shares one of the world’s biggest and busiest airports.  So Stephanie Scott was a little startled when leaders of Social […]

The Flow Society Projects 2012: An (Inter)Action Report

After spending my thinking-and-writing energy on the idea complex related to The Flow Society from last summer up until March this year, I went down for some practical applications. And now we’re rolling! I just want to spend this month’s contribution updating you with what is happening in-and-about these Community-Oriented / Crowd-Empowered projects – open […]

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All you need to know about social media customer service in 8 emoticons

Social media marketers have a lot to say in a little space. We’ve only got 140 characters on Twitter, and Facebook posts with 80 characters or fewer garner higher engagement rates. Luckily we’ve got a secret weapon: emoticons! If you talk with customers or clients on social media, you’ve likely seen lots of these guys. In […]

Top 3 Personal Finance Apps to Keep Your Budget on Track

Now that Tax Day is behind us, it’s time to figure out what to do with your refund. And if you’re not expecting one, you now have time to fix those finances for next year. There are many apps available to help you get organized with your budget. Nearly all the major banks offer mobile […]

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Creative Approaches for Arts Organizations Using Social Media

Small cultural groups that rely heavily on part-time or volunteer staff and donations face a challenge when it comes to developing and executing a social strategy.  It’s unfortunate that groups that are so social by nature are often strapped for cash and hampered by the time that staff and volunteers can dedicate to social media.  […]

Privacy in Public – what are you trying to hide?

I remember irritating the heck out of my kids when they asked for a password to one of the systems in the house that they did not really need access to by asking them “can you keep a secret?”  They’d eagerly reply that they could and await the disclosure of the coveted piece of information.  […]

#MySMCstory – Jeannie Walters, Board Member of SMC Chicago

This is a post as part of our #MySMCStory campaign to capture personal and professional benefits received from participating in Social Media Club events across the globe. Learn how others members are benefiting from Social Media Club activities by following #mysmcstory hashtag on Twitter or following our Clubhouse blog for members stories like Jeannie’s over the coming […]

Social Media Clubhouse Newsletter (4/19/12)

APRIL BOOK CLUB WEBINAR: OPTIMIZE         This month we introduced one of the industry’s newest titles, Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing by Lee Odden, who serves as CEO of TopRank Online Marketing, recognized as a leading business blog by Advertising Age and Junta42. Come […]

The Social Graph and How It’s Influencing Brand Decisions

Pulling information off of social media is giving marketers and brands new information to better connect with their customers and improve their products. Using the social graph, we can see who’s connected to whom and how these relationships spread information. Now, many are turning from the social graph to a taste graph. In fact, Facebook’s […]

#MySMCstory – Jeff Willinger, President of SMC Chicago

This is a post as part of our #MySMCStory campaign to capture personal and professional benefits received from participating in Social Media Club events across the globe. Learn how others members are benefiting from Social Media Club activities by following #mysmcstory hashtag on Twitter or following our Clubhouse blog for members stories like Jeff’s over the coming […]