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LinkedIn: The Targeted, Professionally Social Network

  • July 12th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Business networking has moved beyond the corporeal boundaries of business dinners and cocktail parties and into the ether world of the Internet. LinkedIn is arguably the most effective professional and business-oriented social networking organization available today. Whether you are looking for a job, have a job to offer, are searching for investors or want the perfect contact for a business… Read more

Is There a Benefit to Using LinkedIn?

  • June 23rd, 2011 by SEM Contributor
We have Facebook and Twitter, perhaps hundreds of thousands of forums and websites pertaining to our business niche, email, text messaging, phones – why should we use LinkedIn?  Is it not just another website that will take our or our marketing team’s time up? The value of LinkedIn, for many, is not the quality of the site or the tools,… Read more

Social Companies Digging Deeper into Data Analysis

  • June 9th, 2011 by Damian Davila
Given the recent performance from the LinkedIn IPO, there is now an ever-growing concern on whether the social media industry is not the newest market bubble (anybody remember the dot-com bust?). While Facebook is the leader in the ad-centric tech that focuses on pouring through volumes of data to learn about people relationships, turning these findings in key insights for… Read more

Discover the Most Talented People in Your LinkedIn Network

  • May 11th, 2011 by Damian Davila
Savvy business professionals spend a lot of time building up their LinkedIn profile so that they can use it both as a presentation card and a way for others to find them. However, in a sea of LinkedIn profiles, how do you know who’s the best professional out of the bunch? Based out of Redwood City, CA, Mixtent is a… Read more

LinkedIn: An Undervalued Marketing Platform

  • April 12th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
As a communications tool, LinkedIn offers individuals and companies multiple opportunities to engage specific groups with relevant content. On the consumer side, these benefits have an established record of success: the size of the audience – which numbers more than 100 million members worldwide – confirms the importance of LinkedIn as an effective medium for finding jobs, networking with peers,… Read more

LinkedIn Today Offers Professional Social News

  • March 22nd, 2011 by Cijo Abraham Mani
LinkedIn launches its social news product for professionals LinkedIn Today. The main objective of this product is to make professionals know top stories from their network and industry. The Linkedin Today webpage has different categories to meet the professional interests of Linkedin users. P rofessionals from different industry can get the latest trending topics and news. The professional social… Read more

Most Promising Social Media Startups: What to Expect in 2011

  • February 1st, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Despite the hype, this year’s best social networking opportunities for designers are still the classics. Thanks to a dash of mobile device innovation, your favorite networking sites have become even stronger. Here are five key pillars for your social networking repertoire in 2011.

1. Instagram: Photos, Faster

For designers, networking is often a matter of sharing your vision. With Instagram,… Read more

How Important is a LinkedIn Profile for a Company?

  • January 24th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Social Media continues to grow and become more important for business. This is not an assertion but a fact. Consumers continue to head for social media sites in their droves, and marketers are recognizing the importance of attracting and keeping those users. One of the most important challenges that face today’s companies is how to optimist their LinkedIn accounts.… Read more

LinkedIn Gives Away Advertising Credits

  • January 10th, 2011 by Damian Davila
The professional networking site, LinkedIn, is known for developing effective email marketing campaigns to promote its premium memberships to its subscribers. Below you can find an example of one of its campaigns sent out on August 3rd, 2010 However for the first time on January 6, 2011, LinkedIn tried to promote its advertising platform, LinkedIn DirectAds to its subscribers through… Read more

Baby Boomer, Social Media and Christmas Time by Peter and Roberta Budvietas

  • January 6th, 2011 by Roberta Budvietas
One would think that social media would make tracking down relatives, friends and colleagues easier, especially when you know that they are on that particular circuit. But is it? In the lead-up to Christmas, I tried to track down some of my family. Now, neither my married nor my maiden names are common. We’re not Smith or Jones or Chan. … Read more