Category Archive for: ‘Announcements’

New programs, new training center

With the new structure and the new name, Societ3 Academy also made some significant enhancements to both, the training program and also the way we deliver the education. Enhanced Education Program New Classes Certified Social Media Manager Certified Social Presence Designer Certified Social Media Partner Manager See the complete program overview 2013 Enhanced Education Model / Delivery While the biggest …

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Social Media Academy now Society3 Academy

When we started in 2008, we were the first Social Media Academy and did not expect so many others following us. Today we count roughly 25 different “Social Media Academies”. Since it is a generic term, we were not able to file a trademark and so we decided to give the institute a more distinguishable name: S3 Social Media Academy …

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How to get executives fully comprehend Social Media?

I guess you all rationalized that Social Media projects are typically difficult to close and painful to execute if executives are not well aware of the impact of Social Media to their business. The single biggest problem is that most executives do not speak your language. Getting your or your client’s executives to understand Social Media has become for many …

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A Social Media Strategy is like Sex – those who have it don’t brag about it

My friend Bob Thompson wrote an intriguing post about the status of Social Media, which in turn sparked this post. Basically those companies who have a brilliant social media strategy don’t brag about it. And the reason is simple: Why should you share some of your most significant competitive advantages. As many of you know, I’m involved in several of …

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Network democracy or kingdoms

Kingdoms ruled the world for the past thousand years. People either lived in one of those kingdoms or were essentially outlaws or gypsies. Those who belonged to any of the kingdoms had to obey their rules or needed to leave to find a new place. That was very hard as you had to leave friends and family behind. When I …

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Certification 2012 – Advanced classes

After three years educating applied social media for business we decided to make some important enhancements to our certifications and classes going forward. The adjustments are reflecting  attendee feedback, evolving market requirements and to homogenize graduation terminology. While we were initially focusing on social media consultants who basically were able to participate full time in the 8 week highly intensive …

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More social networks are coming any soon

Microsoft is working on an internal research project exploring a new social network: SOCL. It appears that the software giant is game to reinvent itself and create a social media solution. While Microsoft still has the money – the question is whether or not they can change their culture from a self centric technology super shop to a community thinking …

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Preparing for virtual events

Virtual events offer huge advantages over physical events Here are a series of tips to consider when attending an event as exhibitor.   Conversations In a way virtual events are no different than your day to day conversations in Twitter, Facebook or any of the other social networks and communities. The only difference – it happens during a few hours …

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Social Media Academy, ON24 Announce Award Winners in Growing New Medium – Virtual Events

Social Media Academy, ON24 Announce Award Winners in Growing New Medium — Virtual Events CA Technologies, Sodexo, NetApp, BNP Media and Hitachi Honored The NetApp Virtual Partner Academy received the Virtual Event Excellence Award for the best user experience. SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – February 24, 2011) – As the entertainment industry is recognizing excellence in the film industry, the Social Media …

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Social Media Academy acknowledged as a top-tier social media school

Social Media Academy acknowledged as a top-tier social media school FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ,  Palo Alto, Jan 31, 2011 – The California-based Social Media Academy is, if nothing else, a training institution to watch.  In just two short years the organization has managed to create an enviable reputation in the United States, Europe and Australia for providing effective 6 – …

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