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Effective Communication: Enterprise Social Networks – Infographic

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Enterprise social networks eliminate the need for pointless meetings & cluttered email inboxes. They allow for more effective and collaborative communication. This graphic illustrates that. – Company.com

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NSA: The Biggest Security Leak of the 21st Century?

Bloomberg Contributing Editor Richard Falkenrath discusses the government’s confirmation that they are monitoring communications for national security interests. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Driving Effective Customer Retention for Communications Service Providers – Infographic

In a world where penetration rates for services like mobile have reached more than 100% in many countries, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are shifting their sales and marketing investment from attracting new customers toward maximizing customer value through improved revenue and retention. Continue reading

How Business Communications Has Changed – Infographic

One hundred and thirty-seven years ago yesterday, the first telephone call took place. Any guess as to who placed the call and what was said? (The answers are at the end of this post.) Continue reading

Business: Why You Should Take Advantage Of Social Media – Infographic

If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again. Social media possesses incredible influential power, and since the advent of the Internet it’s evolved from a simple way for people to keep in touch into a massive global network connecting organizations, communities and people. Continue reading

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Now that social media dominates communication, it should come as no surprise that 80% of companies are planning to incorporate social media into their customer service strategies in 2013. Social media isn’t the preferred method of customer service yet, but it’s … Continue reading

Is Texting Mangling The English Language? – Infographic

Do your OMGs and LOLs have you sometimes srsly forgetting how to write in proper English? If so, you may not be alone.

Texting is on the rise, and changing the ways people interact with language. For some high schoolers today, abbreviations like those above have likely been a part of their vocabulary since they learned to write a five-paragraph essay. So just how embedded in formal communications could texting slang become?

While that remains to be seen, there’s no doubting the impact it’s had so far. The Internet education portal OnlineSchools.com recently took a look at the trend and came up with some interesting findings via sources including the British Journal of Psychology, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and PBS.

Among the more interesting tidbits they report: An estimated 8 trillion text messages were sent in 2011, and 95% of cellphone owners between the ages of 18 and 29 send texts. A 17-year-old in Wisconsin even took home $50,000 this year for flawlessly typing a 149-character message in just 39 seconds. Several texting terms have made their way into the hallowed Oxford English Dictionary, and with good reason — 97% of 18- to 24-year-olds who own a cellphone text daily.

But before you get angry, and blame new-fangled technology for destroying our language, consider this: British politician Winston Churchill reportedly received the first OMG in an old-fashioned letter way back in 1917.

For more, check out the full OnlineSchools infographic below. Then, let us know in the comments: Do you think text messaging is bad for the English language, or are its effects negligible?

Source: Mashable.com, OnlineSchools.com

Social Media: Global Usage Trends – Infographic

The world of social media has collected billions of users world wide. Whether you use Twitter or Facebook, you are still tuning and and communicating through social media. Here is a look at the frenzy of activity that goes on every second on social media websites.

Source: Visula.ly, Hootsuite

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The Status Of Social Media In Marketing – Infographic

Since the last era of integrated communications during the 90s, we’ve seen two economic crashes and the rise of social (and now mobile) media. As a result, marketing departments have retreated to become siloed with different disciplines strategizing and executing programs autonomously. The result is less effective communications across the board.

The market research cited in the infographic demonstrates that as much hype and discussion as there has been with social media, it has not entered the core of marketing strategy. Another recent study showed that 74% of business-to-business organizations had not implemented a social media strategy yet as of 2011, and 35% of these same businesses don’t see social as important (see analysis here). This data doesn’t even factor in the emerging mobile media boom…Read the entire article

Source: Marketing in the round, geofflivingston.com

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Cannes Lions: Ideas, People and Companies With Big Buzz – Infographic

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the world’s largest conference and awards ceremony dedicated to communications and media. Located in Cannes, France, the festival hosts panels and events that focus on important industry innovations in the areas of advertising, mobile, entertainment, design, brand creativity and more.

Our friends at SapientNitro created this infographic, which details the history of Cannes Lions, a year-to-year festival comparison and a breakdown of digital engagement surrounding the event.

During the festival, we’ll release daily graphics to keep you up to speed on the latest conference news and Cannes culture…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Thumbnail image courtesy of Flickr, twiga269 ॐ FreeTIBET