Three Ways to Improve Foursquare
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Three Ways to Improve Foursquare

With the announcement of Foursquare’s $15 million deal with Microsoft that will see Foursquare integrated with Bing on all Windows platforms, it got the Speak Social team thinking about the struggling Social network. In recent years, Foursquare proved unable to keep up with the draws of more straight-forward location & review platforms such as Yelp and Google…

These Super Bowl Advertisers Know the Equation to Viral Video
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These Super Bowl Advertisers Know the Equation to Viral Video

You’ve heard it before, hell we’ve said it before, “There is no surefire equation to making content go viral.” Well I’m here to take that back. There absolutely is an equation, and it involves tugging on the strings that get an emotional response from people:  Humor, Nostalgia, Heart, Identity, Tears, Cute Animals, Capturing The Moment,…

The Grammys’ One Woman Social Media Team
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The Grammys’ One Woman Social Media Team

Mashable posted an interesting article this morning about a woman named Lindsay Gabbler, who, by the way, is responsible for the entire Social Media presence of The Grammys. That is right … I said the ENTIRE Social Media presence. All you brand strategists and community managers should let that soak in for a second. Think…

10 Events & Conferences to Attend in 2014
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10 Events & Conferences to Attend in 2014

If we’ve learned anything from past years, it’s that typical January blogs attempting to prognosticate major advancements in the coming year are worthless. The unpredictability of Social Media (who saw Snapchat taking over the world?) and technological advancements makes peeking through a crystal ball impossible; if one wishes to succeed at Social, one must evolve…

A Look Back on 2013 from Speak Social’s President, Brad Bogus
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A Look Back on 2013 from Speak Social’s President, Brad Bogus

Another year has passed, but to us it feels more like three considering all that we experienced in 2013. We were involved in many interesting and significant projects, from SXSW to consulting with the US State Department. We thought now that the year has ended, and another has begun, it would be the perfect time…

Top 10 Speak Social Blogs of 2013
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Top 10 Speak Social Blogs of 2013

Well it has been quite a year in the worlds of Tech and Social Media. We have seen it all from the rise of micro-video to the fall of Google Reader, so we thought it would be fun to take a stroll down memory lane to visit the Top 10 blogs put out by our…

2013: The Year of Social Media Evolution, Revolution & Hijinks
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2013: The Year of Social Media Evolution, Revolution & Hijinks

5 Social Media Enlightenments of 2013   According to the great science fiction writers from the days of yore, by the year 2013 we were supposed to have flying cars and hoverboards. Well, that didn’t happen, but in many ways we’ve one-upped it by having a global network of people sharing their daily life stories….

Throwback Thursday:  Have a Speak Social Holiday Jingle!
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Throwback Thursday: Have a Speak Social Holiday Jingle!

We represent a lot of different faiths in our office, but there is one thing that we all believe in … Holiday Satires. E N J O Y  TO  THE  WORLD!       It’s another lonely holiday on Facebook Your friend requests have all gone unanswered No one is retweeting or pinning or liking…

Google Puts Money in the Pockets of “How To” Experts with Introduction of Helpouts
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Google Puts Money in the Pockets of “How To” Experts with Introduction of Helpouts

In a move to help people make some cash off their free knowledge, Google launched a tool called Helpouts on Tuesday in which people can pay to get help from experts over a live video chat similar to Google Hangouts. Anyone who is a teacher or expert on a topic can trade their services for payment, either…

Who Reigns Supreme in a World of Internet Wars?
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Who Reigns Supreme in a World of Internet Wars?

Click on Image to Enlarge   The internet wars have waged for over 20 years. And with it, we’ve seen the fall of titans (AOL, MySpace, AltaVista), the longevity of steady powers (Google, Yahoo!, Amazon), and the rise of sleeping giants (Facebook, Twitter). To the average internet user, we have our homepages and our go-to…

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Speak Social Takes a Seat w/ Heavy Hitters for September’s AMA Panel

We often get asked, “don’t you get tired of talking about Social Media.” Our answer … NEVER! Especially when we have the opportunity to dig into some real questions about the ROI of Social with people doing it for big brands every day. Last week, Brad was invited to speak on a panel for the…

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Yahoo Throws Analytics Platform, DataSift, into Bed with Tumblr

  Tumblr has teamed up with Social analytics firm DataSift to provide users with information about consumer engagement and sentiment. Their intent is to assist brands in knowing who their audience is and what that audience wants. At least that’s how the story is positioned right now. Most internet buzz speculates that this is a move…

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Speak Social & The U.S. State Dept … We Can’t Get Enough of Seeing That in Print!

If you’re an avid follower of Speak Social, you might remember a story we published a few months back about our leaders, Brad & Adam, meeting with a group of Pakistani delegates at the request of the U.S. State Department to discuss our methodologies in Social Media. Well we must have pleased someone (or at…

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Brands We Represent: Cuvee Coffee

There is something special that we look for in a client, and Cuvee Coffee had it all. From a dynamically hilarious team to a leader with the fierce determination to make a difference, we knew this brand was going places … and that we could help drive! Take a look and see for yourself! WEBSITE:…

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