Hey folks welcome to this week’s edition of Five for Friday, making its return after me spending a week without the Internet. How was your week? For me the week was one big blur of head-down awesomeness to an extent along with a whole bunch of odd and annoying things popping up. This weekend the Mrs. & I will be heading to a wedding and leaving Baby Espo with his first non-family sitter before heading to a Sunday cookout. Hope you’ve got some great plans, be safe and have a great weekend.
Failed Klout Perks, A True Story – If you tune into this blog on a regular basis, or at least this week, you probably heard my tale of Klout offering me free booze, but not really since they had a whoopsie. This post from my friend Amy Vernon, recounts a similar experience of their ineptitude in targeting potential “Influencers.”
Social Recruiting: 55% of U.S. Jobs Are Posted to Two Or More Social Networks – This is a good story with a link to the study on social recruiting. If you are working on helping your internal recruiting team, are looking to hire a team member or just want to learn download the report.
The simple tactics and strategies are often the best – how many times have you struggled getting the word out there or
figuring out a vision statement for your social or digital media programs? If you have, check out this smart 7-word line that works.
The only social media book you will ever need to read – if I could only meet one person I have interacted with on social media in the past four years, it would have to be Dan Perez (if you are not following him, do it now). At first we but heads a bit, challenging the other’s
ideas, but somehow became friends. He is one of the snarkiest, but smartest dudes I know. This post outlines the problem with social media books and highlights a really old book that pretty much sums all of them up.
You’re Probably Not Qualified to Make Pizza For Apple – How many geeks and fanboys do you think applied for this job? Sad part is that almost all of them will not be qualified.
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