What is the State of Social Business Adoption in Australia for 2012?

10/06/2012 by Logan Nathan

Social Business has been a buzz world for the past few years among companies globally. So what is social business? Social business in a nutshell, can be defined as the way in which a company functions and generates value for stakeholders, suppliers, customers, employees and partners. . . .

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How is Mobile changing Travel and Hospitality?

18/05/2012 by Logan Nathan

According to research conducted by Google, the number users who research travel via their mobile devices will grow upto 51% this year, with the number of active Facebook user on mobile having increased to 500 million, already. . . .

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How can Social Media be utilised by Hotels?

21/04/2012 by Logan Nathan

Social Media is an ideal marketing and communication channel for the hospitality industry. Online reputation management has become the front runner for any hotel’s PR policy. It’s not a question of whether hotels use social media but how effectively these networks are being utilised to improve brand recognition, loyalty and bookings. . . .

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Is your website SoLoMo ready?

11/04/2012 by Logan Nathan

Over the past decade the internet has changed rapidly and drastically. Search Engines have evolved, website designing has changed and social media marketing together with the smartphones and tablets have revolutionised website design and development. . . .

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The Role of Social Media in the Real Estate Industry

05/04/2012 by Logan Nathan

At this point, it is safe to say that social media has revolutionised online marketing in every industry. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and other social media channels have become a large part of the marketing campaigns of companies. The Real Estate industry is no different. Real Estate involves the selling and buying of land, property, apartments and other buildings. This makes real estate the perfect candidate for social media platforms. In an industry where buyers and realtors need to meet, social media is the bridge that can provide the means to the end. . . .

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Tips to become a successful Twitterer

08/03/2012 by Logan Nathan

Having started off my career as a social media marketing assistant a few months back, after many internal training sessions I have settled into my role and am now confidently using Twitter for business marketing. I now manage a multitude of clients from varying industries for the Australian market. Prior to this career opportunity, although I was a regular user of Twitter and Facebook, I had in no shape or form used these social networks for business marketing. Today, however I can safely say that I am reasonably “qualified” to publish my own set of tips on how to successfully use Twitter for Business. . . .

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What is Pinterest? How can you use it for your business?

29/02/2012 by Logan Nathan

Started in March 2010 as a beta version, Pinterest is the latest social media network to take the world by storm. An invitation only social media network, that acts like a pin-up board, has already reached 11.7 million monthly active users. It is also currently the internet’s fastest growing website of any kind and is gaining in popularity as a referral marketing platform. . . .

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[Case Study] – Sydney Based Plumber goes Social

22/02/2012 by Logan Nathan

One hour Plumbing is a Sydney based plumbing service that specialises in hot water, blocked drains and other services such as sewer installation, rain water tanks, taps and toilet repairs together with bathroom and kitchen renovation. The unique service guarantee of One Hour Plumbing is that they quote by the job and not by the hour. . . .

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10 Great Tips for Getting Started with LinkedIn in 2012

19/02/2012 by Logan Nathan

The Social Media team at ICT Social Business spent the better part of 2012 concentrating on Social Search, Social Business and SoLoMo. But this week, we thought it would be a good idea to go back to our Social Media basics, more specifically LinkedIn. We all understand the importance of LinkedIn as a B2B social media marketing tool, and we understand that for a novice it can be quite overwhelming to get started on LinkedIn. Our Business Development Manager – Richard Holland, a relative social media and LinkedIn virgin, has created his own profile and listed a few tips which he thinks will help others like him to Get Started on LinkedIn. Here are the ten tips …. Don’t be afra

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Social Search – The End of Traditional SEO?

23/01/2012 by Logan Nathan

We are only a few weeks into 2012 and the social media world has been revolutionised yet again. This time around it’s Google and its Social Network Google+.Google has launched Search plus your World. This feature has been in the works for a while now and released at the beginning of 2012. As expected it faced criticism on many points including privacy concerns, security, anti-trust, and also the war amongst the big 3 Social Media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google+. There is much debate about how this is going to affect traffic from news sites, how this will affect users and personalised search. With Google’s new social search initiative, search results are integrated with a user

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