Marketer’s Mixed Bag: Top 5 Faves week ending 4-9-10

This week’s top five faves is a mixed bag of good resources for marketers.  heartFirst, find helpful social media and PR blog posts in our “most useful” post.  We also take a look at how some companies are integrating social media with their corporate web sites, share a few tips for a Facebook Fan page and  pay-per-click advertising, and then finally a funny video about the state of New Hampshire.  If you’ve ever visited or lived there, you’ll get a chuckle out of this.  Here they are:

1.  Most Useful:  40 of the Most Useful Social Media and PR Blog Posts of Q1, 2010 (Jan – Mar)

This post will save you loads of time in looking for good tips in social media and PR.  Several articles listed here are great, this author will be posting another update at the end of Q2.  Worth a bookmark.

2.  Most Interesting: Matrix: Evolution of Social Media Integration and Corporate Websites

Jeremiah Owyang breaks down how various companies are integrating social media into their web sites.  Good recommendations and food for thought, especially if you are in the process of doing just this.

3.  Most Insightful:  Does Quality Score Impact B2B Search Advertising Success?

There are many tricks to the trade of pay-per-click advertising. The premise of this article is that a higher quality score will result in higher quality yields.  May be the case in B2C, but in B2B?

4.  Most Practical: 5 Essential Apps for Your Business’s Facebook Fan Page

Some helpful tips to getting your Facebook Fan Page to look just the way you want.

5.  Most Entertaining:  YouTube – GRANITE STATE OF MIND (Jay-Z Parody – The SSP)

This video has definitely gone “viral” as it’s over 1M views, when I watched it last week it was at 46,000 views.  If you have ever lived in New Hampshire or visited there, you’ll get a kick of out of this video.

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