Repost from The Social Penguin Blog I’ve been meaning to write about procrastination but I keep putting it off! (Ba doom doom tish.) This blog post has probably taken 2 months to write (and another month to publish..) Ok that’s a lie, this first paragraph took a few minutes to write the rest of it […]Read more "How to stop procrastinating and start blogging"
Repost from The Social Penguin Blog. You’re an idiot and your product never works, I’m so never buying here again You suck… Ah social media, a happy place where everyone loves each other and no one is ever nasty or mean. Your brand is adored by all and the only things people have to say […]Read more "Social Media – Sometimes it pays to say nothing"
I’m no gym rat and frankly if I could get away with it I’d probably not bother going (being signed up to run a few races this year makes this unlikely) so any kind of motivation to go and work out is a bonus for me. I decided I would try and become the foursquare […]Read more "Foursquare is the secret to weight loss"
Repost from the Social Penguin Blog Cats have really had the internet meme down for quite some time now. When Icanhazcheezburger (or Lolcats) came along in 2007 everyone realized just how much mileage could be made from funny pictures of cats. Many emails and memes shared later (Google Basement Cat for a start) Cravendale have […]Read more "Social Media & The Evolution of Cats"
Repost from a guest article I wrote for The Social Penguin Blog . Check out the orginal story for any comments. Kelly It feels like forever that I’ve been banging on about how important it is to measure your social media activity. In actual fact it’s only been a year but in that space of […]Read more "Social Media Metrics – Setting the standard"
It’s been just over a year since Illegal Jacks opened its doors and sought to educate Edinburgh’s masses about the goodness of the burrito. To celebrate the 6 months in business mark Illegal Jacks came up with #Jacksfreeburritos, a special one day only thousand burrito giveaway that was widely publicised online through social media. Based […]Read more "Illegal Jacks analytics case study 6 months on"
Well I was certainly wrong about LinkedIn missing a trick. It seems the complaints about not being able to view the search keywords that people used to find your profile have not gone unheard. As you can see from the pic above the changes to the “Who’s Viewed My Profile” section (which now also include […]Read more "LinkedIn implementing keywords in stats…for a price"
Perhaps the opportunity to relax a little helps stimulate our minds, this weekend I’ve been preoccupied with a few thoughts on social media. Most people understand that data is meaningless unless you have something to compare it to otherwise you have no context. If I told you in the year 2000 there were an estimated […]Read more "Some weekend thoughts about social media"
[tweetmeme source=”macfak” only_single=false http://www.kellyforbes.com ] Two weeks back I posted this article on the Social Penguin Blog, I’ve been a little busy of late which is why I’m so late in posting here. As always you can view the comments from this post back on the Penguin, please feel free to add yours. Previously we […]Read more "Social Media Dashboards, what makes us pay for them?"
Back in April the Social Penguin blog featured my very first guest post on the analytics behind Illegal Jacks successful use of social media marketing. It caused a bit of a stir at the time because I jokingly called analytics’s a “black art” because whilst it incredibly easy to do, a lot of people are […]Read more "Social Media Analytics – A beginners guide to free tools"