Tag Archives: Twitter

Social Disapproval Social Media

Madelaine Kellman //  27 Mar, 2014

How Not to be an #EPIC Social Media Fail

Alright, we all know which brands are nailing it when it comes to social media. I’m lookin’ at you Uber, BuzzFeed, Seattle PrideFest, Oreo, Nike, NO H8, and Coca Cola. These names represent a variety of businesses, brands and events. But despite their differences, every one of these companies has achieved great success by being… Read More

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Portent Staff //  31 Jan, 2013

Social Bowl XLVII: Why a Mid-Sized Firm or Small Business Must Play Its Own Game on Sunday

We all know that the Super Bowl is the Super Bowl of, well, Super Bowls.  It’s even MORE super for mega-brands with colossal marketing budgets, fancy Hollywood contacts and burping frogs.  But not everyone is a Coke… Or even a Pepsi.  Consequently, if you’re a mid-sized business looking to maximize your advertising dollars this Sunday,… Read More

Vine Social Media

Doug Antkowiak //  25 Jan, 2013

Twitter’s Vine App Looks Awesome

If you haven’t tried it yet, Twitter’s new iOS Vine app is the Instagram of moving pictures. Riding the coattails of the resurging graphics interchange format (that’s a .gif for everyone playing at home), Vine records six seconds of video to upload on the Vine social network, Twitter and Facebook – that’s about it for… Read More

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Bryden McGrath //  18 Sep, 2012

Best Practices: New Twitter Headers and Mobile Updates

Twitter rolled out a slew of changes today. The big conversation piece: The addition of profile “header” images. These images are just like Facebook and Google Plus headers. But on Twitter, the new header section also houses your all-important profile picture, name, handle, bio, location, and website. This update affects both Twitter’s web client and… Read More

Twitter-dislike Social Media

Isla McKetta //  17 Sep, 2012

Why I Hate the Twitter Follow Limit

We wanted to flip the tables on internet marketing this week and take a look at one of the limitations of Twitter from a user perspective. You may not know this yet, but there is a limit to how many of your fellow tweeters you can follow. I found out the hard way. As a… Read More

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Portent Staff //  14 Aug, 2012

Are You Making the Right First Impression on Twitter?

First impressions are important. I remember when I was younger; I met a girl on a cruise that was high class and a lot wealthier than I was. Ordinarily she wouldn’t have given me a second glance, but after I saved her from an ill-advised swim, we fell in love almost immediately, even though she… Read More

Tweet Social Media

Portent Staff //  26 Jun, 2012

How to Tweet Like You’re Not a Business

It’s Twitter Tuesday! And what a lovely Twitter Tuesday it is. This week we’re talking about tweeting for businesses. If Mitt Romney really is right and corporations are people, then they sure don’t act like it on Twitter. And that’s too bad. People don’t want to do business with a business; people want to do… Read More

InboxQ Social Media

Bryden McGrath //  19 Jun, 2012

InboxQ: Spread Your Twitter Authority Like Butter

Believe it or not, there are people on Twitter that don’t know you exist.   I know, it came as a shock to me and my 300 followers as well. But Twitter is a conversation, and whether you’re a person or a person representing a brand, you can’t converse with anyone who doesn’t know you… Read More

Social Media

Portent Staff //  8 May, 2012

How to Use Hootsuite and Twitter Lists to Engage Your Audience

And a fine Twitter Tuesday to you as well. A Hootsuite tutorial about using Twitter lists can only begin with a beautiful memory. I remember when I got my first Twitter follower. I was a bright-eyed web surfer with a bushy tail (since birth). @getfree_ebooks3 followed me, and our relationship blossomed. She was beautiful. I… Read More

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Doug Antkowiak //  25 Apr, 2012

The 10 Dumbest Tweets of All Time & the Idiots Who Wrote Them

It’s amazing how 140 characters can have such an impact on your career. Now that we live in a world where “Google before you tweet” is the new “think before you speak,” we all know how important it is to digest a witty thought before broadcasting it into the universe. The next time you feel… Read More

Social Media

Portent Staff //  24 Feb, 2012

Steve Martin’s Twitter Book Teaches Us 4 Lessons in Engagement

Steve Martin and his Twitter book make this Twitter Tuesday funny. Since starting as a stand-up comedian in the late 60s, Steve Martin has been an actor, playwright, author, and one hell of a banjo player. In 2010, Martin brought his famous persona to the digital frontier: social media. Steve Martin hit the social media… Read More

teamcoco Social Media

Bryden McGrath //  21 Feb, 2012

7 Celebrities on Twitter We Could Actually Learn From

You might be like me. Sure, I follow a couple of my favorite comedians or musicians on Twitter, but overall, I don’t really care about the tweets of the rich and famous, or that Blue Ivy isn’t a Batman villain. However, in my never-ending quest for social media knowledge, I figured there was a thing… Read More

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Portent Staff //  16 Feb, 2012

10 Internet Marketing Experts to Follow on Twitter

For us in the internet marketing community, Twitter is the best way to get the latest insights from all the top minds in our field. The world of SEO is always changing, and if you’re working off old information you could be doing more harm than good to your website. In order to stay ahead… Read More

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Portent Staff //  14 Feb, 2012

Why Your Twitter Profile Picture is More Important Than You Thought

It’s Twitter Tuesday, and my study of good Twitter profile pictures has yielded some blog-post-worthy results. But first, a question: If a tweet falls in the forest, will anyone read it? You’re churning out 140 characters of brilliant headlines and observations. You’re promoting great content through links. You’re participating in relevant hash tags. And you’re… Read More

Social Media

Doug Antkowiak //  16 Aug, 2011

Baby, Oh… What Justin Bieber Taught Me About Social Media

Awhile back, I saw Guy Kawasaki speak at the Google campus and he said, “The Justin Bieber movie Never Say Never is the best example of social media. Ever.” Before I go all Bielieber on you, I have to admit Guy Kawasaki was right… technically. Besides The Social Network, I’m assuming there are very few… Read More

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