5 Top Tips for Engaging Your Audience Starting Every New Year!

For many lucky folks, the end of a year and the beginning of a new one means: resolutions, party and then party some more! However, for all you blog owners, startups and small to medium businesses, this time of the year means that you have some serious work to do!

From experience, this time of the year is the best time for engaging your audience in simple, unique and clever ways in order to show them you care and to prepare them for what you will be offering them in the year to come!

Therefore, I present you with 5 tips for engaging your audience starting every new year!

1. Tweet happy tweets!

It might sound juvenile but it works! At the end of every year, make sure you send out group and customized tweets to your followers wishing them a happy new year and spreading hope for years to come!

Happy Tweets!

Happy Tweets!

2. Share holiday related links.

All year round, you share links related to your work and that help achieve your business goals. For the few days before and after new year’s eve, try to share more links related to the holidays and their joyful cheers!

IBM’s Crime Prediction Software — Goodbye, human rights?

The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice will use analysis software from IBM to predict crime by young delinquents, putting potential offenders under specific prevention and education programs.

Government’s Point of View:

Crime Prediction

Crime Prediction

Mark Greenwald, chief of research and planning at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, said, “The State of Florida believes that if youth are rehabilitated with effective prevention, intervention and treatment services early in life, juveniles will not enter the adult corrections system. Our goal is to ensure juveniles do not return to the system. IBM SPSS predictive analytics will allow our organization to refine our current practice and better intervene in juvenile lives earlier to help them become — and stay — law abiding citizens.”

Predictive analytics gives government organizations worldwide a highly-sophisticated and intelligent source to create safer communities by identifying, predicting, responding to and preventing criminal activities. It gives the criminal justice system the ability to draw upon the wealth of data available to detect patterns, make reliable projections and then take the appropriate action in real time to combat crime and protect citizens“. Gizmodo, April 14, 2010

Microsoft’s Take:

The geniuses working at IBM apparently seem to believe that Minority report, the movie, was a success rather than a mere Hollywood fantasy designed to tickle our fantasies! Therefore, a predicting crime software to them had  “profit center” written all over it!

“I’m With Coco” – Learn Social Media by Example

As organic social media campaigns often are, this campaign became viral quite by accident. When Mike Mitchell, a huge Conan O’Brien fan, tweeted a link to a poster he created in support of Coco as a reaction to the Conan O’Brien/Jay Leno debacle.

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10 Tips to Ensure That You’re NOT A Social Media Sucker!

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself”. ~Alfred Sheinwold – Therefore, I hope you will learn from my experience about the top 10 tips you should follow when using social media!

Facebook’s VitaminWater “Connect” Flavor

Facebook’s VitaminWater “Connect” Flavor

VitaminWater Connect Tastes Like Facebook Spirit

First it was Reddit's Bacon Soap, and now it is Facebook's VitaminWater: "Connect"! Are social media venues seeking to gain attention and loyalty and expand their target audience?

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How To: Utilize Social Media for Voicing Worries & Sharing Concerns!

How To: Utilize Social Media for Voicing Worries & Sharing Concerns!

Blog to vent...

Could social media really help people in distress? Does it have the ability to reduce stress, anxiety and confusion through its different venues? Is being open and sharing personal feelings and experiences through social media positive?

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10 Content Crimes You Should Avoid Committing!

10 Content Crimes You Should Avoid Committing!

Making up Rumors!

What kind of content has the power to drive people away from your site? What content related flaws might cause visitors to disregard the mere thought of reading your posts? What are the most annoying mistakes you can do in content writing?

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