Social Leadership

What Have You Given on Social Media This Week?

Who have you praised? Who have you honoured? Who have you elevated? Whose blog have you shared? Or perhaps commented on? Or perhaps just liked? What have you given to someone else this week on social media? Why do you ask, I hear you say… well because that’s what it’s all about. Just like content …

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Dear CEOs, Are You Happy Not Being a Blue Unicorn?

There is a definition for rare CEOs today called the Blue Unicorn. I first heard about Blue Unicorns from Ted Coine, chief relationship officer of Meddle.it on OP|EN for Business. In defining the Blue Unicorn, a CEO who truly gets social media is, “still so uncommon that we aren’t just looking for any unicorn, we’re …

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3 Basic Tips to Elevate Your LinkedIn Presence

I’m not perfect on LinkedIn, no one is, but there are a few missed opportunities I see every day and thought you might appreciate knowing what they are. Small tips like this really help to elevate your presence on the platform and ultimately, you get much better results – whether you’re job hunting, trying to …

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Blindly Endorsing Your Company is Bad for Your Career and for Your Personal Brand

Something that is starting to concern me greatly is professionals blindly endorsing the brand they are working for and not understanding the implications on themselves when they do. Equally concerning is brands thinking this is good for them. It’s not. My concern started with this article in Entrepreneur Magazine – Are You Team-Player Enough to …

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Event Organisers, Speakers… Hashtags & Handles I Beg You, Please

I’ve been attending lots of industry events in recent weeks – social media, content marketing, technology, and even a rugby dinner – and here’s the thing. It’s 2015 and still STILL event organizers and speakers aren’t appreciating the power of social media at events. We’ve got to change that. I’ll give you one example of …

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A Content Marketing Discussion with LinkedIn

I had the wonderful opportunity to speak on the content marketing panel at LinkedIn’s TechConnect 2015 with four great people – our host, Edward Bray, Head of Marketing, APAC, Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn, and my fellow panelists: Wynthia Goh, APJ Director of Digital and Social, SAP; Nikolaus Ong, Director, Marketing, EMC; and Catherine Ganapathy, Regional Account …

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Want to Win at Content Marketing? Empower and Embrace Your Employees

You are going to be reading A LOT about employee brand advocacy in the coming years, and I encourage you to do one thing right now – understand this opportunity quickly and make sure your business champions it. If you embrace content marketing and employee brand advocacy together today, you will lead a fundamental transformation …

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Capture Professional Moments to Bolster Personal Brand

When I sit down with senior executives to work on professional social profiles, especially LinkedIn, the question always comes up – do you have great photos from your professional history? Luckily, most senior executives do. It’s everyone else who has to scramble. These sorts of photos include team building shots, speaking onstage or in a …

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8 Tips to Build a Twitter Presence From Scratch

As a marketer I strongly believe that if you’re in business, you have to be on Twitter: especially if you want to be part of a global conversation. There are other social sites you must be on too (LinkedIn), but it’s about being where your customers are, and Twitter should be viewed as a cornerstone communication channel for …

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Social Selling on LinkedIn Doesn’t Work When…

My LinkedIn inbox is currently full of pitches from people I’ve never met or engaged with. These folk have asked to connect with me and once I press that little yes button, within five minutes too many think it’s a green flag to send an unsolicited pitch selling a product or service. It’s never targeted. …

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