Countdown - 10 social media lessons learned

Countdown - 10 social media lessons learned

Summary: Aaron Strout, best known as the vice president of social media for Mzinga (and soon-to-be head of marketing for Powered), took a creative spin today on Twitter when he counted down to 10,000 tweets with his top 10 social media lessons learned. Here's a quick sample of some of my favorites:10 - Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back.

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Aaron Strout, best known as the vice president of social media for Mzinga (and soon-to-be head of marketing for Powered), took a creative spin today on Twitter when he counted down to 10,000 tweets with his top 10 social media lessons learned. Here's a quick sample of some of my favorites:

  • 10 - Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back. It may make you feel good but others won't appreciate it.
  • 6 - When you read blogs, don't just follow the big A-listers. Some of my faves are http://scottmonty.com and http://www.thesocialorganization.com
  • 3 - As @scobleizer reminded me, make your content count. See this post for more details - http://is.gd/3dMG
  • 2 - As important as online social networking is, OFFLINE is equally, if not MORE important. Make a point of meeting people in person.

The full list -- absolutely worth a read -- can be found on Strout's blog.

Topic: Social Enterprise

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  • Wow!

    Jennifer. I am honored. You just trumped me in terms of paying tribute to someone. And you're right (responding to your Tweet here), I am now 1,800 miles closer to you! One of these days we WILL meet in person. ;)

    Best,
    Aaron | @astrout
    aaronstrout
  • incorrect link

    Your "Strout's blog" links to powered.com, not to his blog, although your earlier link is good.

    Thanks for the article.
    coffeeshark
    • Thanks!

      I fixed it!
      Jennifer Leggio
  • # 2 is the most important.

    Meet the person first. Then meet them again and again. Interacting over the Internet is bogus for business. Communicating in any fashion other than face to face will only lead to misunderstanding and missed opportunity.

    Social networking will only take away from what could be. To maximize your interaction it must be face to face.
    bjbrock