FIR Speakers and Speeches: Andrew Grill on "Likes" to Social Influence at #SMWB2B

Listen Now: The rise of socially influential online content and individuals is transforming brand marketing. As trust declines in paid sources like celebrities and bloggers, it’s now mandatory to activate ‘everyday heroes’ who influence their networks about their passions. In his keynote presentation “From ‘Likes’ to Social Influence: How To Drive Action” at The Dell B2B Social Media Huddle in London on September 24, 2012, Andrew Grill, CEO of influence platform Kred explains influence marketing best practices that generate mentions…

FIR Speakers and Speeches: Antony Mayfield on Advanced Persistent Opportunities at #SMWB2B

Listen Now: While social business design is much discussed, we struggle when it comes to bringing about wholesale change in an organization. Perhaps it is because we are trying to describe these new opportunities in business language that is outmoded and inappropriate. How can we “re-imagine nearly everything” about how our businesses work? In his keynote presentation at The Dell B2B Social Media Huddle in London on September 24, 2012, author and digital strategist Antony Mayfield looks at some models…

Fine-tune your LinkedIn profile with Endorsements

If you use LinkedIn, the social network for business, you’ll very likely be interested in a new feature LinkedIn is rolling out that gives you the ability to rate the people in your network on their skills and expertise. Others in your network can do the same for you if they choose to. LinkedIn Endorsements lets you “endorse” your connections for a skill they’ve listed on their profile or recommend one they haven’t added yet. In other words, you’re recommending…

FIR Interview: FeedBlitz CEO Phil Hollows on RSS and the future of Feedburner

Listen Now: In May, Google quietly announced it would shut down the API for FeedBurner, the most popular tool for managing and measuring RSS feeds. While the service will continue to process RSS feeds – only third-party apps that use the service will be affected – Google has been quiet about the service’s future, telling TechCrunch as recently as September 24 that the company had nothing to announce. Meanwhile, speculation is rampant that the long-neglected service for which Google paid…

Freedom from charger entanglement

If you have lots of mobile and other portable devices as I do, I bet you have a lot of chargers to go with them, undoubtedly one charger per device. I just did a quick count around the office: ten devices  – mobile phones, portable drives, Kindles, wifi kit, etc – and twelve chargers (I guess I no longer have the devices two chargers came with). It’s the bane of modern connected life as the connection points are usually different…

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