How much is social media influencing - or reflecting - events in Egypt?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

For some thoughtful reflections, check out: Beth Kanter’s blog today on Egypt. She cites Jillian York’s level-headed take : To be honest, so much of the rhetoric around the use of social media in Egypt and Tunisia makes me want to scream — folks act like these American tools just dropped from the sky like humanitarian food rations, set to save the people from their (American-supported, natch) dictators. This is a matter of hot debate.

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#SocialMedia: Is Facebook Too D@%n Complicated? Depends On What You Want To Share.

Non Profit Marketing 360

What if some of your friends-of-friends feel like your search for a vacation package to Egypt might be masking Islamicist sympathies?

#SocialMedia: Is Facebook Too D@%n Complicated? Depends On What You Want To Share.

Non Profit Marketing 360

What if some of your friends-of-friends feel like your search for a vacation package to Egypt might be masking Islamicist sympathies?

Lessons and Thoughts on the Egyptian Protest

A. Fine Blog

I’ve been watching and reading about the protests in Egypt with awe at the courage of the participants and fear for the reprisals they may face. Social Media Egypt Mohamed ElBaradei Susan Crawford techpresident WikileaksPerhaps it’s too early or easy to generalize, but that’s never stopped me before! Here are a few thoughts about the Egyptian protests, and what makes it similar and [.].

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Gladwell Gets It Wrong – Again

A. Fine Blog

Social Media Egypt Malcolm Gladwell New Yorker Tianammen SquareMalcolm Gladwell has done it again. Last summer he wrote, I thought rather flippantly, about the ineffectiveness of social media in generating and sustaining social protests. And now he has followed with a post on the New Yorker blog. (An An irony-free zone for Gladwell who apparently doesn’t believe that this blog is a social media [.].

PDF 2011: The Arab Spring Examined

A. Fine Blog

Alaa abd el Fattah provided a fantastic timeline and understanding of the history of resistance and organizing in Egypt that began in the 1970s and runs right through the current events there. Uncategorized alaa abd el-fatah Egypt personal democracy forum rasha abdulla

#SocialMedia: Turns Out, Twitter Can Start Revolutions Mr. Gladwell

Non Profit Marketing 360

But what about now that dictators have fallen in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and perhaps Syria – and the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement has gone global this past weekend? Yet the Tunisian uprising continued to grow, then spread to Egypt, Bahrain, Syria, and Libya – with unequal (or as yet unclear) results. What a difference a year can make – not always for the better, mind you.

American Greetings Ad for Sesame Workshop

Cause Related Marketing

Elmo’s World of Slick Cause-Related MarketingI confess I don’t have the experience abroad to judge if it’s a good idea to take Sesame Street… the 38-year-old American children’s TV show… to places like Egypt, Bangladesh, and South Africa. And I’m not sure to what degree the shows “work” in those countries.(In In fact, neither are Sesame Street’s producers. Here’s what their president and CEO Gary E.

#TECH: Look What We Did To Apple! Welcome Back To EPEAT.

Non Profit Marketing 360

Of course, we’re complaining about our latest iPads, whereas people are risking their lives on social networks in Syria and Egypt. Apple bruised by PR cuts over EPEAT. No, MKCREATIVEmedia doesn’t wield that kind of influence over 1 Infinity Loop. Or any influence, really.

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Latest mobile phone statistics from Africa and what this means…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and Kenya constitute the key mobile markets in Africa in terms of potential growth.

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Continuing Education for Cause Marketers

Cause Related Marketing

But in its place I’ve become an inveterate history buff, with a special interest in the ancient world… the Sumerians, Egypt, Greece and Rome, early European history, etc. What do you do, as a cause marketer, to keep learning?

The Human Rights Channel

The Agitator

At the height of the Arab Spring last year, she said, 100,000 videos were uploaded from Egypt, representing a 72 percent increase in uploads from the previous three months, even after the government shut down the Internet for five days. YouTube has introduced a new channel devoted to human rights, called simply enough, The Human Rights Channel. The channel’s mantra: Film it. Share it. Change it. As I write, 1,036 subscribers and 98,582 views.

Social Marketing: A Six Volume Series

Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing of Oral Rehydration Therapy and Contraceptives in Egypt - Karen Fox. I have been working with SAGE to prepare a set of volumes that contain original articles and chapters to document the past, current and possible future directions of social marketing across the world.

Show me the ads!

GenerationYGive

One of this morning's stories was about the "Wikimania" -the annual Wikipedia conference (which is being held in Alexandria, EGYPT). Every once in a while I manage to get out of the house early enough to tune in to the Marketplace Morning Report on my local NPR station. What caught my ear was the part of the story where we were told that despite its millions of contributors, users, and perusers, Wikipedia is barely making end's meet.

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Alexandria – Online Giving Mecca

The Agitator

No, that’s not Alexandria, Egypt (a fascinating city by the way). It’s Alexandria, Virginia — according to Convio, the top city in America (with population over 100,000) in terms of per capita online giving. Convio’s used online fundraising figures from its clients ($750 million in 2008, topping that in 2009) to come up with the list. Here are the top ten: Alexandria, VA. Cambridge, MA. Minneapolis, MN. Arlington, VA. Seattle, WA. Louis, MO. Austin, TX.

How You Self-Educate Will Determine Your Success as a Cause Marketer

Cause Related Marketing

But in its place I’ve become an inveterate history buff, with a special interest in the ancient world… the Sumerians, Egypt, Greece and Rome, early European history, etc. How do you, my fellow cause marketers, keep learning? How you answer the question of self-education determines things like: how successful your cause marketing campaigns are, indeed, how successful you are; your income and your lifespan. Researchers have even shown a correlation between happiness and education.

Putting a Face on #Occupy Wall Street

A. Fine Blog

Egypt didn’t have one, they say. Not true, Egypt had Wael Ghonim , the Google who sparked the protests by his organizing and arrest. Over the past week a number of folks have asked me what I think of the Occupy movement. I think a lot of things about it (naturally!)

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Mobile Internet Access In Developing Countries

Social Marketing and Social Change

Indonesia, Egypt and Russia are the strongest growth markets for mobile internet browser maker Opera. I have been leery of getting behind web-based applications for social marketing in developing countries – designing elaborate health information systems , using information and communication technologies to improve heathcare , mobilizing social networks.