Getting Started in Social Media

Updated Guide to All Social Media Image Dimensions
That’s why the folks at Insight180 created this informative infographic with the latest image dimensions for: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube & Google+.

Michele’s Social Articles
Archive of articles written to help farmers, agribusinesses and nutrition professionals get started in the social conversation with practical tools and explanations.

Social Media Tools, Guidelines and Best Practices
The use of social media tools is a powerful channel to reach target audiences with strategic, effective and user-centric health interventions.

The Evolution of Online Agvocacy
Farmers have a story and are learning to tell it. This video was featured at the opening session of the AgChat Foundation’s first ever “Agvocacy 2.0 Training Conference” in Rosemont, Illinois where 50 farmers gathered to learn more about the tools of the trade.

Discover Your Social Web (OFBF Guide to Getting Started)
Social media is all about building relationships, a key component in Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission to create a partnership between farmers and consumers.

A Beginner’s Guide to Building Online Communities
Building online communities isn’t easy, but the potential payoff for brands can be enormous, writes Richard Millington, community managers need to create a space that facilitates communication and interpersonal bonding.

A Primer about Successful Online Communities
Successful online community building is connecting a group of people online and making them feel a part of something special.

Discover Your Social Web (OFBF Guide to Getting Started)
Social media is all about building relationships, a key component in Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission to create a partnership between farmers and consumers.

Three Best Ways to Use Social Media
According to a recent survey of 148 private companies by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research, 43% say social media is “very important” to their business and marketing strategy, 52% are tweeting and 45% are blogging.

AgChat Foundation
Farmer led not-for-profit designed to created connected communities of agvocates. Agriculture’s chance to be proactive and work together!

AP Stylebook Adds  42 New Guidelines for Social Media
The AP Stylebook has released its new social media guidelines, including the official change from “Web site” to “website” and 41 other definitions, use cases and rules that journalists should follow.

Graphic of the Social Media Conversation – The Art of Listening, Learning and Sharing

5 Social Media Lessons Learned from Whole Foods
As a company, Whole Foods has impressively embraced social media more than most, gathering over 1.2 million followers on Twitter and 123,000 fans on Facebook in the process.

10 Tips for Becoming a Smarter, Social Business Person
Social networks provide value to a business person on several levels, whether it be for those furiously working each day in a cubicle or for others closing big deals on the golf course.

Social Media Metrics in Agriculture
Tips on the necessity of measuring impact through social media and tools to help you.  Provided by a family farmer with a background in precision agriculture.

How to Boost Your Personal Brand with Social Media?
There are few tools as powerful as social media for quickly building a positive personal brand. Whether you’re focusing on a global audience or a local one, social media can help you get visibility and help you forge connections.

Charlene Li on Business through Relationships, Not Transactions
Conversations with companies regarding their social media presence resulted in questions on implementing a social strategy, the use of social technologies as well as the need to “rethink their perspective on power – the source and use of it.”

How to Build an Army of Brand Loyalists
Brand loyalists don’t just buy your product and pledge allegiance to your brand, they’ll also help you market it to others and grow your influence even when you’re not aware of it.

Domino’s Non-Stop Social Conversations
3-Minute WOM Lesson: How Domino’s engages in the nonstop online conversation about their brand — live from Word of Mouth Supergenius.

Debunking Six Social Media Myths from Businessweek
If your business isn’t putting itself out there, it ought to be. But before you take the plunge, bear in mind the many myths that surround social media.

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