Small business owners use LinkedIn more than any other social media platform (yes, even Facebook), according to a new survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and Vistage International.
Of the 835 business owners surveyed, 30 percent use LinkedIn regularly-making it the most frequented platform-and 41 percent nominated it as the most valuable agent for growth.
Small business owners said LinkedIn encourages effective engagement when compared to other outlets, and its impact is more enduring, especially in contrast with Tweets, according to the article.
Today we released Wildfire onto drupal.org. This means you can download the module, create yourself an account, and start using it yourself to create email campaigns.
We're really excited by this because it means more exposure for Wildfire, more users, and therefore more opportunity for us to throw resources at making it even better and adding features.
Of course, it also means that the increased number of users will help to find all the final tiny niggles in the system and create a more polished module.
Wonderbag is a unique product that needed a unique site. Drupal 7 put us in a great position to come up with something special, featuring huge amounts of evocative imagery, especially where food is concerned, along with a whole bunch of social content and interactivity.
The site integrates with Twitter and Facebook, and allows users to participate in discussions on the site itself. It contains a recipe index where users can submit their own recipes for moderation, and an online shop selling the Wonderbags themselves.
The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink needed an improved online presence, with more interactivity, stronger visuals, and more control over their own content. As they had a lot of content and a very long potential features list, we went on a few trips to York to sit with their team and get a feel for what they needed.
Sportsbeat needed a strong online presence and they wanted to accomplish this with a strong brand and bold visual style on their new site. We put together a site that feels modern to use, keeps the content straightforward, but engages the user and makes the user want to explore.
The inner pages include a team page where each team member's information can be viewed, a work page where each case study can be enlarged and flicked through, magazine style, and a grid of company logos to show off Sportsbeat's list of high-profile clients.
Wildfire has been completely rebranded and with it, a Drupal 7 release has been made, so we can offer the perfect email and social marketing solution to clients with both fresh and slightly older websites. What does this mean for you if you're a customer already?
Nothing has changed, except the wording. So that's a relief! If you're an existing customer, everything labelled 'Creative Message' has now been renamed to 'Wildfire'. The Creative Message platform has now reached the end of its life, and we're carrying on the platform under its new name: Wildfire.
The newest version of Wildfire was released today, free of charge, to all our existing customers, and brings huge improvements and lots of new stuff!
Here's the key differences:
Twitter’s user base has experienced infamous growth over the past couple years, with the company announcing in December that 100 million new accounts had been opened in 2010 and eMarketer estimating that the US Twitter population rose from 18 million in 2009 to 26 million last year. The social media service may also be beginning to mature as a community.
Type: Media Group Website
Date: April 2010
Halldale are the leading suppliers of news and news publications to the flight simulation and training market publishing a number of magazines, hosting conferences and attending trade shows as well as engaging their audience through through electronic news and online industry directories.
Type: Corporate Website
Date: July 2010
Tigerfish Interactive was asked by the CMS Group to renew their current website design and develop the new website in Drupal to allow better SEO & Google rankings. Tigerfish was then asked to give the company a social media makeover allowing feeds from twitter to appear on the website and allow links to websites such as LinkedIn.