Encourage business networking on twitter with Hashable

December 13, 2010
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The other day I plugged in a tool called Hashable which allows me to track my relationships on twitter and encourages business networking by allowing me to see who I am connecting. Hashable is still in beta. If you would like to get an invite send a message to me – @power_board The thing with […]

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Increase conversations and pimp your blog with social commenting

December 6, 2010
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If you have a blog (which you should do) it’s pretty easy to take your blog to a whole new level with a social commenting system. These systems allow your blog comments to not only be displayed on your site, but be pushed all over the internet via social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. […]

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How to get great staff with social media influencers and employee referral programs

December 1, 2010
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Employee referral programs are becoming more common in the work place. As the idea of social recruitment in New Zealand (i.e using social media to help recruitment) catches on, one new way recruiters and HR people can look to improve the results of their referral programs is to find out who your social influencers are […]

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Turn your email into a social CRM – Rapportive

November 30, 2010
Rapportive Social CRM

Imagine when you receive an email from a prospective client you could see social information about them at the same time as looking at the email. Rapportive is a social CRM plugin for Gmail/Google apps which allows you to look at a contacts, twitter account, professional profile on LinkedIn and say make notes in you […]

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Engage customers with live chat for your website with Snapengage

November 24, 2010
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If you are looking for a different, real-time way to engage with customers, you may want to give a product called Snapengage a try. Snapengage is a live chat widget for your site which integrates with a chat client. I use google apps so my chat client is google chat. If you have been on […]

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Yammer in New Zealand businesses

November 16, 2010
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I have heard a bit over the last month in New Zealand about Yammer, the closed social networking tool for businesses, and have been surprised by the amount of interest New Zealand businesses are having. This morning at the Social Media Junction 2 in Auckland (which I wish I was able to go to) the topic […]

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9 things your business should do to Make the most of Linkedin's new company recommendations

November 10, 2010
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LinkedIn announced a new company  recommendations feature today. This is the latest  update to the companies section of LinkedIn which makes it even stronger as a platform for business to business marketing. The new features enables companies to list their products on their LinkedIn company page and then other LinkedIn members can write reviews on […]

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Seo tool ScribeSEO takes the pain out of search engine optimisation

November 8, 2010
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SEO (search engine optimisation) is something that people either don’t know about, or don’t understand enough to do successfully. It’s all well and good to talk about social media marketing, but it is important to have the basics of web marketing right as well to make sure we drive traffic to, and around our site. Why […]

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VYou Video review – exciting social video tool which is great for customer service

November 3, 2010

Following on from the post about social video tool VYou and how you can use it for customer service, I thought I would do a video review as well, so you can get a good understanding of what VYou can do for your business. If you have not heard of it yet, VYou is an […]

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Vyou – Interesting tool using video for virtual customer service and sales

November 1, 2010
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After reading a Techcruch post on new video question and answer tool, VYou, yesterday evening I was pretty keen to get on and have a play. What I found was an interesting product which could have some fantastic uses in business, especially around customer service and sales VYou basically works like this (hope this makes […]

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