YouTube moves in to top 3 most visited sites in Baltic states

As the number of Facebook users in the Baltic states keeps growing, YouTube enters the top 3 in all three countries and pushes out social networking in two.

Boost Human Capital With Social Media

The second SSE Riga HR Morning seminar was today, and we discussed ways to recruit and boost human capital in your company by using social media. As last time, a summary of the slides used is published here as well.

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How not to communicate on social media: the angry reply

This case study describes a real-life event that serves as an excellent example of how not to communicate through social media. Names have been changed.

Bob works for a digital marketing company called Agency1. When a public competition is announced, calling for proposals for a project that seems to fit well in the scope of agencies like Agency1, Bob and some colleagues decide to enter the competition. In this competition, the proposals will be evaluated by a jury of professionals, selected because of their expertise by the organisers of that tender.
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Many things to learn from two holy men

The Dalai Lama hangs out on Google+

The Dalai Lama hangs out on Google+

For us technophiles and social media aficionados, the new features of Facebook, introduced or announced at the recent f8 conference, are like shiny new toys: we want to get our hands on them, play with them, and understand them. Our news sources (blogs, websites, live streams, more often than not read in readers like Google Reader) were full of them, and even in the technology sections of some main stream media they were reported on. But what will they mean for you. As a user of Facebook, or, also important as a business that depends on these novel technologies (and people like us) to market your products and services, build your brand, and engage with your customers. Well, honestly, you might have to wait a bit. Not all functionality is publicly available, and we are now figuring them out. Of course, we blog about that, and read other’s blogs in our news reader. No, the impact on you and your business, that will have to wait a bit.

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And the winner is…

The winning team of Leo Burnett Riga

The winning team of Leo Burnett Riga

The #LVFacebook competition, in which teams were invited to create a concept for the official Facebook page for Latvia, has come to an end. And the winner is… the team of Leo Burnett Riga! Congratulations to them, of course. If you have seen the several pages, you know that it is, despite some publicly vented criticism, a deserved winner. The concept ‘If you like Latvia, Latvia likes you’ this team created was the most compelling. So, you’re all invited now to like Latvia, and be liked in return.

Of course, as it is supposed to be, there was some public criticism on the competition, the concepts and even the winners. And that is, in a way, a good thing. Especially if this criticism can be turned into positive feedback with which we all together can help the winning team, and the brave public servants who initiated this competition as a start to modernizing the way Latvian state institution communicate with the public, to make some waves in (and for) Latvia. The winning team has indicated that they can use our help and support, and I, for one, look forward to being part of this adventure.

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Number of Facebook users keeps growing in Baltic states

September was a normal month in terms of the growth of Facebook use. Apart from the fact that apparently people used Google a lot. Would that be the influence of Google+?

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Social Media influence on the workplace

This morning, the SSE Riga HR Morning seminar was dedicated to the influence of social media in the workplace. Below, you can find a summary of the presentation used during the seminar.

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