Earlier this month, I had the honor of delivering the keynote address to the Outdoor Industry Association's annual leadership conference. It's where folks like Patagonia, North Face, Timberland and more gather to talk about the latest trends impacting their business. I had done a panel...

Check back here each quarter as we update this data for your convenience. 50 Largest Branded Facebook Fan Pages, September - December 2013 Current Rank (12/27/2013) Rank by Fan Count (09/27/2013) Change in Rank Fans As of 09/27/2013 Fans As of 12/27/2013 % increase 1 Facebook 1 0 95,181,158 108,053,626 14% 2 Coca-Cola 3 1 73,238,556 77,985,272 6% 3 YouTube 2 -1 76,536,217 77,448,295 1% 4 MTV 4 0 47,417,092 48,419,795 2% 5 Disney 5 0 45,094,348 45,713,072 1% 6 Red Bull 6 0 40,188,546 41,937,390 4% 7 Converse 7 0 37,093,085 37,373,734 1% 8 Playstation 9 1 35,053,311 36,070,617 3% 9 Starbucks 8 -1 35,297,065 35,761,640 1% 10 Oreo 10 0 34,398,376 35,255,868 2% 11 Walmart 11 0 33,871,969 34,418,642 2% 12 Pepsi 37 25 17,660,486 31,132,381 76% 13 iTunes 12 -1 30,552,955 31,093,116 2% 14 Samsung Mobile 16 2 26,220,765 30,850,067 18% 15 McDonald's 13 -2 29,527,035 29,823,767 1% 16 Blackberry 14 -2 29,190,550 29,500,169 1% 17 Skype 15 -2 26,828,928 27,617,559 3% 18 Pringles 17 -1 25,853,795 26,671,482 3% 19 Samsung Mobile USA 19 0 25,255,696 26,324,065 4% 20 Subway 20 0 24,591,383 26,241,546 7% 21 Skittles 18 -3 25,578,261 25,725,872 1% 22 Monster Energy 21 -1 23,612,077 23,931,793 1% 23 Intel 23 0 22,461,683 23,841,135 6% 24 Victoria's Secret 22 -2 23,013,518 23,671,317 3% Current Rank (12/27/2013) Rank...

I need your help. We've got a panel under consideration for the next SxSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX. If you're not familiar with SxSW (South by Southwest, or "South by") it's basically spring break for geeks--a mega conference. Great event, but last year's breakout sessions...

I launched our blog for Ignite Social Media and set out to figure out what a social media agency was, what it did and who it was going to do it for. We realized quickly that neither of us could program, as we kept repeatedly...

Looking to work in social media marketing and have your clients be some of the world's best brands? Know someone who would be perfect for it? Have you/do you work in a traditional agency (PR, advertising, etc.) and find your clients love you but you're...

I woke up to a nice post today on the Cision Blog called "Revisiting the Top 100 Social Media & Internet Marketing Bloggers." There have been lots of "Top 10," "Top 50" or "Top 100" lists before, but most have been based on either a...