According to The Dachis Group, these 20 brands are doing their social media branding right. Companies in the top 20 are Viacom, Walt Disney, News Corporation, Zynga, NBC Universal, Google, Nike, Time Warner, Unilever PLC, NBA, Microsoft, Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, KRAFT Foods, WWE, Nestle, Discovery Communications, L’Oreal, Samsung Electronics, Electronic Arts.
Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet
Social Networking sites layout change all the time (I’m looking at you, Facebook!). It is therefore important for marketers and designers to be aware as to what are the exact sizes for the Cover Photo, Profile Photo, etc.
I’ve previously posted The Complete Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet from Lunametrics but they have come up with the updated version now. If you’re looking for shortcuts (emoticons), you may also want to check out the Facebook Shortcuts Cheat Sheet.
Without further ado, below is the new sizing cheat sheet for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.
Facebook Emoticons and Other Short Cut Codes
If you’ve found The Complete Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet helpful, then you’ll find this Facebook Cheat Sheet equally helpful. Designed by My Clevery Agency, the following infographic aims to help anyone to navigate Facebook like a pro without having to touch your mouse or trackpad.
All the shortcuts work different in browsers so make sure you follow the small steps below:
Firefox: Shift + Alt + #
Chrome: Alt + #
Firefox : Control + #
Chrome: Control + Option + #
Safari: Control + Option + #
Singapore Startup Weekend November 2012 Participants
The Singapore Women Startup Weekend was amazing. Vanessa Tan of Tech in Asia summarised it so well, “There were a total of 60 participants, and 60 percent of those were women. In total, there were 54 gruelling hours of brainstorming, developing, and pitching over the course of the event.”
(Photo via Athena Network Singapore)
There were several really great writeups about the event which you can, links below:
1. Singapore Women Startup Weekend, a first in Asia, saw over 60% female participation (via SG Entrepreneurs)
2. 10 Exciting Ideas from Inaugural Singapore Women Startup Weekend (via Yahoo! Finance Singapore)
Thank you so much to Gina Romero, Lachimi Tiwari and to many other organisers and sponsors who brought the first ever Startup Weekend in Singapore.
For complete photos of the event, you may view them on my Facebook page. Should you have any upcoming interesting events related to social media, startups and marketing, please do share the details in the comment below or send me a tweet @jonharules!
This infographic from Silverpop takes a look at the major players in social media – including those lucky enough to find themselves in the 100+ million user club – and provides some key statistics and growth data for twenty different channels.
Aside from the global leaders, Asian social networking sites such as Weibo, RenRen and Badoo are not being left behind when it comes to the total number of userbase. While Facebook may have the highest number of userbase, the micblogging site, Twitter, has gotten the highest growth in the last 3-4 years.
How Does Social Media Impact Your Career and Job Hunting
With the aid of social media, you may now search for jobs online with just a few mouse clicks and submit your resume online to companies especially those who are on the look out for applications and employees to fill out their digital marketing and social media roles.
Having an established or at least decent presence online will affect how you land or lose a job. Whether you like it or not, at least 93% of recruiters still rely on LinkedIn to find the suitable candidate for the roles that they’re trying get filled. You may want to refer to my previous article on how to find a social media job through, well, social media.
It really shocks me when friends approach me and ask as to how they could get a digital marketing job. My first question would be, “Do you have a LinkedIn account?“. Most people would respond they haven’t updated it in the past 6 months while some responses simply confirm my horror: They don’t have a Linkedin account.
If you’re seriously looking for social media job, it’s definitely one of the top places that you need to position yourself. One of the first few things that come up in the search results when someone Googles your name is your LinkedIn profile and it would help your career or job hunting if you have an updated one.
When I was in the Philippines, I was getting at least 20 emails and job offers via LinkedIn. I don’t know exactly how the recruiters and head hunters land into my LinkedIn profile but some of them even come to the extent of sending me SMS or giving me a call for a job interview.
One even got the point of copying almost everything written on my LinkedIn profile. Well, I understand about blog posts being plagiarized but a LinkedIn profile..really?!
What I’m trying to say is that you need to position yourself to be found via LinkedIn so you won’t have to going in and about, running like headless chicken trying to find a job when you could simply turn yourself into a magnet to recruiters by establishing a great portfolio online.