I read an interesting article on Groundswell which highlights a very important aspect of BP's current social media nightmare and what they should do about it.
Basically the suggestion is to do nothing and actually fix the problem of the spill.
Harvard Business Publishing has released a video that I think can be very valuable to most marketers in South Africa. The video offers seven steps that you can implement to show the value of social media to the management executives
Linkedin is a great network to take part in. It aids business relationship building, employee recruitment, and idea sharing. I have found that being a part of this network has opened up opportunities to profile myself in a professional manner