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Few people understand the constant pressure that the corporate social strategist is faced with. On any given day, the pressure can include internal challenges such as culture change, demands on proving the worth of programs, program development and execution, vague understanding of the role by some colleagues, the necessity of integrating the function throughout the enterprise, as well as external demands such as interview requests and a constant barrage of questions via email, Facebook and Twitter.

The role is clearly evolving and is one that many companies, small and large, are currently filling. I was lucky enough to be selected to fill the role of global digital & multimedia communications manager (aka head of social media) for Ford Motor Company in July of 2008, and I’ve witnessed much of the above – and more – in my role. We’re definitely at a crossroads in terms of the maturity and evolution of the function, particularly in integrating this nascent field into more business processes and making it live beyond the realm of just a handful of people within the organization.

Now, Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) of Altimeter, along with Charlene Li (@charleneli), Christine Tran (@christineptran) and Andrew Jones (@andrewjns), has undertaken what I consider to be the definitive report on the challenges, opportunities and future of the corporate social media strategist. After surveying some 140 social strategists, interviewing 50 corporate practitioners of social media and looking through some online resources, they outlined some major findings, including:

  • Corporations have anointed an Open Leader, the Social Strategist.
  • They are overwhelmed with six major challenges – with little relief in sight.
  • Be proactive – or be relegated to being a Social Media Help Desk.
  • Senior management must be selective in hiring this role – then give full support as they evolved the corporation.

Take a look at the report to see what the six challenges of the corporate social strategist are. In addition, Altimeter has 10 executive recommendations for hiring and managing a corporate social strategist that make up a solid checklist for both those new to or seasoned in social media.

Are there other challenges that you’ve seen that should also be noted? What’s your view on the future of this role and the industry?

Also, if you’re interested, I regularly bookmark some of Jeremiah’s writings. You can find those at http://delicious.com/scottmonty/jeremiahowyang.

Disclosure: I was among those interviewed for this report
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duhFrom the Not Necessarily the News department: “Teens text more than adults” – or so went a headline from an e-newsletter from MarketingCharts that hit my inbox recently.

Okayyyyy….

The actual article stated that overall, teens text five times more than adults according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Again, not all that surprising, but at least we’re getting somewhere. It seems that most adults text between 1-10 times a day, both groups are pretty similar in the 11-20 times a day and 21-50 times a day categories. But teens are twice as likely to text 51-100 times a day and more than three times as likely to text over 100 times a day.

Check out the graph of the number of texts per day, adults vs. teens:

One other bit of information about texting: 57% noted that they received unwanted or spammy text messages.

What conclusions can marketers draw from this for the future?
First, this is the next generation of consumers, so we need to be prepared for them. While email may become more important to them in the workforce, they’re still going to be tied to texting. The challenge is that texting is necessarily a one-to-one (or in some cases one-to-few) experience. There’s very little room for interruptive ads.

Second, as you can see from that 57% figure, opting in is going to be extremely important; but even so, I believe that if we’re taking up their valuable texting time by shooting them an SMS message, then it should be something that is worth their attention. Some categories or ideas to consider:

  • Funny
  • Entertaining
  • Breaking news about your brand or company
  • Exclusive content
  • Discounts or coupons
  • Contest or sweeps
  • For local businesses: a digital version of “leave your business card”
  • Get them off mobile-only interaction – cross-pollinate to your other properties

Probably one of my most favorite examples of this last category is the Facebook Sign Maker (and its Twitter counterpart) from the good folks at Blue Sky Factory. Text a simple phrase to a number and – voila! – you’re a fan of a Facebook page.

They’ve brought users from text messaging to Facebook fans via an outdoor/experiential sign. Remarkably effective and stunningly simple. Companies that begin to adopt this thinking understand how different marketing practices can leverage each other and that this is how life works – it’s not about how we interact with the world around us, not how we simply focus on a single channel.

Here’s one final nugget found in the Pew report: breaking some long-held stereotypes, men actually use the phone slightly more than women. Of the women surveyed, 53% make or receive five or fewer calls a day, while only 43% of men could say the same.

Maybe there are still a few surprises around after all.

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Divin rayonOne of the oft-overlooked elements in the routine of blogging is image selection. Now, not every blogger uses images, charts, graphs, or other visuals as part of their storytelling approach (Seth Godin, most notably, is almost always a text-only blogger). But for those of us who do, our photos can be just as important and compelling as our written copy.

The art of communications and marketing is largely one of storytelling. As someone with small children, I can appreciate the necessity of images to help tell stories. Images can help to set expectations, evoke emotional responses, draw attention, provoke laughter, or symbolize irony, among hundreds of other things.

So you see, the cavalier approach to image selection simply won’t do for blogging. Or shouldn’t. Similarly, the sources and the rights of images needs to be taken just as seriously as choosing an image. This post is designed to help you think about where and how you choose images for your blog (or site, or brochure, or whatever), with some bonus content thrown in.

Finding Images
Let’s start with the basics. You need an image for a blog post. Where should you look? There are a number of great resources that are either low-cost or free:

  • Flickr The grand-daddy of all image sites. Flickr is a very powerful community with millions of photos at your disposal. There’s an advanced search capability that makes it easy to pinpoint what you’re looking for. Check out their Outstanding Shots
  • everystockphoto.com Is just that. A full range of free images with various levels of licensing.
  • StockVault, according to its site, is a stock photo sharing site where photographers, designers and students can share their photographs and images with each other. Its sole purpose is to collect and archive medium and high resolution photos that designers and students can share and use for personal and non-commercial designs.
  • OpenPhoto A little more barebones than the other sites, but with a variety of content that is sourced in a wiki-like way.

Two great tools to help refine the image searching process:

  • Compfight will help you find images by text or by tag and will allow you to change the settings on licensing, original photos and safe search. The visual layout of the images is impressive and will help you more quickly assess what works and what doesn’t.
  • FlickrStorm is a brainstorming tool that lays out the images based on a search term that you enter and that also lets you change the settings on image rights. You can add images to your tray as you’re browsing, so you can compare them later.
If you’d like to use your own photographs but you don’t feel quite comfortable with your ability, you can check Darren Rowse’s Digital Photography Tips, or grab a copy of Scott Kelby’s The Digital Photography Book (as well as Volume 2 and Volume 3). And a camera like a Canon EOS Rebel T1i or a Nikon D90 DX wouldn’t hurt, either.

What’s all this talk about rights?
Just because an image appears on the Internet doesn’t mean it’s yours for the taking. Many images have copyrights associated with them. In fact, there have even been examples of companies that have gotten into trouble, as they didn’t seek permission to use Flickr-hosted images before they used them in official advertising.

I’m not a lawyer (I don’t even play one on TV), but I can tell you that many online images are covered by a Creative Commons license. What’s Creative Commons? It’s a nonprofit organization that offers free tools that help to increase collaboration and sharing. You can find out more about them here.

If you learn anything about Creative Commons, it’s that they have a number of levels of licenses that authors, designers, bloggers, photographers and others can assign to their work. The categories basically come down to Attribution (giving credit), Share Alike (distribution), Non-Commercial, Derivatives (original vs. changed material). There are symbols that signify each category, and taken as a whole, you can tell what they mean. In my case, this site is governed by an Attribution-Non-Commerical-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.

Attribution
cc by
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered, in terms of what others can do with your works licensed under Attribution.

Attribution Share-Alike
cc by-sa
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to open source soft
ware licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.

Attribution No Derivatives
cc by-nd
This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

Attribution Non-Commerical
cc by-nc
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
cc by-nc-sa
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the by-nc-nd license, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature.

Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
cc by-nc-nd
This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, allowing redistribution. This license is often called the “free advertising” license because it allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

It’s important to understand how CC works and how it applies to your own content as well as to others’.

Editing tools
If you want a few quick suggestions for editing and other useful tools, check these out.

  • Picnik Use this tool for quick editing of your Flickr photos, directly online.
  • Splashup An online alternative to Photoshop or the GIMP
  • FotoFlexer Self-branded as “the world’s most advanced online photo editor.” And highly recommedned by me.
  • ResizR Powerful and easy to use tool that will resize your .jpg images online.
  • And if that’s not enough, this Mashable article lists 20 Great Online Image Editors

I hope these resources are helpful. If you have other suggestions or favorite sites, please leave a comment so we can all benefit from each other’s collective knowledge.

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Hey ladies and gents — who are probably all off, enjoying their summer fridaze and, consequently, not reading this right now — June is currently bustin’ out all over and so is this week’s selection of YouTube vids.

We’ve got everything: rats, manic drummers (is there any other kind?), music, crayons, a purloined Jesus, perfume and NPR. I would say take a break from the sun and check out these videos, but we’re all “indoor children” here, amirite?



This Drummer Is at the Wrong Gig


Matt Silverman: This drummer is awesome. The sad part is, I own the same bedazzled yellow sport coat these guys are wearing.

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Girlfriend Series – “Whatever You Like”


Stephanie Marcus: I love these girls!

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Sesame Street: Making Crayons


Tamar Weinberg: This is like my favorite Sesame Street skit of all time, and I want it in high res! Now that I have a little one of my own, even though he doesn’t know what crayons are yet, I want to make sure he actually knows how they were made!

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Jesus Statue Held Hostage


Vadim Lavrusik: Not much else to say, but it includes this highlight quote from the ransom note in this news story: “We are holding Jesus ransom until you cleanup your poopie from you wieners.” It’s hilarious that news stories like this can make it on the air and that the reporter was able to read that ransom note without laughing.

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NPR: All Things D


Brenna Ehrlich: NPR is doing some Onion-worthy stuff lately. I dig how they incorporated everything from auto-tune to Charoulette in this little parody vid.

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Rat Staring Contest with Background Music


Zachary Sniderman: Two rats, locked in battle or love. The video claims it’s a staring contest but there is something oddly mesmerizing about two rats perpetually caught in the age-old question: kiss or kill?

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Star Wars iPad Briefing


Amy-Mae Elliott: This is true YouTube genius. The voice of his Jobness trying to persuade the Rebel Alliance to go iPad. I need not say more — watch and enjoy!

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Egoiste Chanel


Lauren Indvik: I love Chanel perfume ads from the ’90s. This one, for a men’s fragrance called “Egoiste,” was shot by filmmaker Jean-Paul Goude in Brazil. The 30-second commercial features dozens of glamorous women yelling from the balconies of a hotel at an anonymous man who has seduced them all (you only see his arm holding the fragrance bottle at the end). The hotel front was built just for the ad. Amazing.

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A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms


Stephanie Marcus: I’m obsessed with this video that shows a tiny apartment transform into 24 rooms.

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The Android Phone Is for Porn


Erica Swallow: As if the recent e-mail tangle between Steve Jobs and Ryan Tate (of Gawker), in which Jobs offered the world “freedom from porn,” wasn’t funny enough. This video is a fun parody of Avenue Q’s “The Internet is for Porn” sung by Jobs and the Android mascot, all in time for the iPhone 4.0 launch.

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Twitter Chart ImageKorean boy band Super Junior takes the top spot on this week’s list, demonstrating once again that Twitter is truly an international affair.

And in classic Twitter form, international diplomatic crises rank right up there with pro sports upsets as the most talked about topics on the network. And if you’re concerned about Justin Bieber (as we all certainly are), rest assured, he jumps back into the trend party at number seven.

As always, our pals at What The Trend have provided the insightful list below. Because this is a topical list, hashtag memes and games have been omitted from the chart.

You can check past Twitter trends in our Top Twitter Topics section as well as read more about this past week’s trends on What The Trend.


Top Twitter Trends This Week: 5/29 – 6/4



Rank
Topic
Top Index This Week
Previous Peak Index
Description
#1
Super Junior
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2
BONAMANA is new single from a Korean boy band Super Junior. This song was released on May 10th and the music video was released quickly thereafter. Their fans, or E.L.F.s (everlasting friends) are celebrating their comeback.
#2
Israeli Flotilla Raid
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Israel stormed a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza. Multiple peace activists were killed and international condemnation has followed.
#3
MLB
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Jim Joyce was the 1st-base umpire during pitcher Armando Galarraga’s near perfect game. He blew the call for the game’s 27th out by calling the runner safe at first when replays show he was clearly out. Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig opted not to reverse the call and Galarraga will not get credit for his perfect game.
#4
Gulf Oil Spill
3
3
BP was unable to complete the "Top Kill" maneuver to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf. They have now switched to slicing off the top of the riser pipe and placing a containment cap over the top.
#5
Gary Coleman
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Actor Gary Coleman, famous for his catchphrase line "Whatchoo talkin’ bout Willis!?" passed away at age 42, after being hospitalized following a brain hemorrhage.
#6
Eurovision
1
2
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual music competition in Europe (29th May in Oslo, Norway). Germany ran off with the first place prize.
#7
Justin Bieber
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Justin Bieber released his newest music video, "Never Say Never" featuring Jaden Smith, son of rapper/actor Will Smith. Jaden stars in the new "Karate Kid" movie.
#8
Soccer/Football
2
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A variety of teams played and people prepared for the FIFA World Cup which begins in a few days.
#9
Lady Gaga
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Lady RodriGaga is the Brazilian TV host (Rodrigo Faro) who dressed like @ladygaga for his show. Gaga’s fans (A.K.A. Little Monsters) are excited for the release of Lady Gaga’s "Alejandro" music video on Monday, June 7th, 2010.
#10
Sex & the City 2 (Movie)
4
4
Excitement and terror over the second Sex and the City movie. Reviews have been very mixed.

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