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New LinkedIn Feature Creates a Professional Popularity Contest

LinkedIn, the professional networking site home to over 300 million users, is traditionally thought of as being most beneficial to individuals looking for employment but its benefit to companies in the public affairs and trade association industries shouldn’t be overlooked. Companies looking to hire top-tier professionals commonly use the site to find high-quality applicants by looking at those working for industry peers and by searching relevant trade and skill-based networking groups. The newest feature on the site encourages a new […]
 
 

Socializing “Old Media” – An Interview with Andrea Stone of the Huffington Post

Andrea Stone, senior national correspondent for the Huffington Post, has had a front row seat watching the social media Darwinism rampant in journalism, where the name of the game is adapt or die. Having spent most of her career as a reporter for USA TODAY, Andrea has seen slow to adapt reporters fall by the wayside. “As a journalist, you MUST be on social media. If you’re not, you’re probably not working anymore or have changed careers.” With nearly 63,000 […]
 
 

Using social media for individual advocacy

Most people know that I have a background in grassroots advocacy and that I’m passionate about social media. But what you may not realize is that I have an even deeper passion for the automotive industry. Yes, I love cars. Since 2008, I’ve been experimenting with this online medium, and I have been astonished at how quickly it has enabled me to form relationships within the car enthusiast community worldwide. In fact, thanks to the alliances I’ve formed through Twitter, […]
 
 

Death to BUZZ Words!

Being a recent job hunter, I found the LinkedIn Blog’s “10 Most Overused Buzzwords” entry very interesting. Obviously my occupational hunt was very successful, sacking me a position as Research Assistant (aka: intern) here at Beekeeper Group. Yet I still felt that the article pertained to me, and to my fellow resume- writers (lets face it, who ISN’T actively trying to build their resume?) because it offered statistical data and insight into the ten most played out “Buzzwords” in the […]
 
 
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Experts Rate Top Online Tools for Politics and Advocacy

Last week, at the Politics Online Conference 2010, a panel of industry experts assessed some of the top online tools and platforms in terms of their effectiveness for politics and advocacy. The panel also delivered thoughts on the future viability of these platforms by rating them either as a “FAIL – At Risk” (meaning the platform was potentially at risk), or “<3″ – [A.K.A the heart emoticon] (meaning the platform was likely to succeed or continue to succeed). As soon as we get the video of […]