Top ten social media links and resources and upcoming social media events

We’re pleased to share our top ten links and resources for the week, and details of upcoming Social: IRL events.   If you would like additional resources sent direct to your inbox, you can subscribe to our free email newsletter.


Top Ten Links and Resources:


1. Turning audiences into activists – Five valuable lessons in social media engagement READ MORE


2. Web 2.0 Is Over, All Hail the Age of Mobile – Got a solid mobile strategy in place? You better have!  READ MORE


3. Perspectives on digital influence – Social: IRL chats with Appinions about personal vs contextual influence and the evolving digital influence landscape. READ MORE

Bonus: Thanks to Appinions you can download a free copy of the Realtime Report on Influence Measurement Tools. (regularly $20 to download)


4. Spruce up your social this spring – Free three-part webinar series from Spredfast featuring Jeremiah Owyang, Jason Falls and Michael Brito covering key issues such as creating and sharing great social content, delivering unique customer experiences, and creating social programs that are optimized for maintenance and growth.  READ MORE


5. Building an engaged and responsive audience  40 great tips from Copyblogger READ MORE


6. Your company has social media nailed. Now what? Five great questions that will help you avoid complacency.  READ MORE


7. Social Media for Non-Profits: Listening, Setting Goals, Storytelling – Copy of the presentation Spiral16 recently gave at Social: IRL’s non-profit workshop in Wichita KS.  READ MORE

Bonus: Integrating social media in your marketing plan – We’re also pleased to share the presentation emfluence gave at the Wichita non-profits workshop.  READ MORE


8. “Engagement” is not a goal, it’s a result. Focus on the actions that go into making the result happen – A valuable reality check from Social Media Explorer’s Jason Falls. READ MORE

BONUS: “Redefining engagement” – Brian Solis on the need to develop more meaningful connections, relationships & outcomes.  READ MORE


9. Pinterest as an online resume – Creative and effective use of Pinterest that landed this user a job offer.  READ MORE


10. How Restaurants Can Leverage Facebook Timeline – Expion share some good tips that can really be applied by any business.READ MORE

Congratulations to our good friend Zena Weist who recently joined the leadership team at Expion as VP of Strategy.  READ MORE


Upcoming Social Media Events:


Join Social: IRL in Des Moines, Iowa, June 6 for a special “Beyond the Keynote” event with Brian Solis – Brian and special guest speakers will discuss critically important issues such as surviving “Digital Darwinism,” the rise of the connected consumer, the evolution of social business, disruptive technology and how to compete for the future, the psychology of engagement, and the rise of digital influence. Brian will also participate in a unique bigger dialogue style fireside chat and audience Q&A, a format that allows us to dig deeper and dialogue on a more personal level than the typical keynote.  READ MORE


Social Media for Non-Profits – We’re excited to announce two additional dates for our non-profits workshops. These events are free for non-profit organizations to attend. Join us in Wichita KS on July 24, and in Springfield MO on August 23.  READ MORE


Join Social: IRL, Brian Solis, and 500 of the top media minds in the industry in New York for Pivot –  Here’s why we’re attending and are recommending the event for all agencies and brand marketers. We also have a VIP discount code to share, which will save you 20% on registrations.  READ MORE


Links include content identified as being from our sponsors Spredfast, Expion, SocialVolt, Spiral16, and Appinions. We are grateful to these sponsors for their support and enjoy sharing content and webinar opportunities they provide which we consider to be valuable to the Social: IRL community.

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