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Saying Goodbye to Digital Marketing: Meet the New Me

Ari Herzog

Working in a tethered relationship to computers, mobile devices, avatars, and links is no longer happy. Related Stories Meet My New Dumb Smartphone Stop Your Smartphone From Telling Burglars Where You Live Why I Want a Dumb Phone. Footsteps by schick. Pick a verb — tired, bored, jaded, burned out. spoke at colleges. networked. I met people on informational interviews.

A Personal Review of Avatar

Taylor Marek

I went with a group of friends to see Avatar last night. When I got there, a line had already formed for the movie. I got my big bulky glasses and waited in line with the rest of them, meeting my friends in the process. If anything, this was the one movie on my list that I had to see. I had seen the previews for it, and it sparked my interest immediately.

A Personal Review of Avatar

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me A Personal Review of Avatar December 22, 2009 by Taylor Marek I went with a group of friends to see Avatar last night. When I got there, a line had already formed for the movie. I got my big bulky glasses and waited in line with the rest of them, meeting my friends in the process. Avatar began. Spoiler Alert!!!** The Story The story of Avatar goes as follows. Read Jeremy Schoemaker’s Review on What Marketers can learn from Avatar.

Meet Everett Bogue: A Blogger Who Only Wants Blog Readers Who Tweet Because Everyone Else is a Low-life

Ari Herzog

suppose Ev doesn’t think real human faces are associated with avatars in comments and that fingers on those bodies write comments. He destroyed his blog in an effort to convert everything into a book… and to force you to tweet him. -- Thanks for reading Meet Everett Bogue: A Blogger Who Only Wants Blog Readers Who Tweet Because Everyone Else is a Low-life , the latest article from my blog on the social web. I first wrote about Everett Bogue six months ago when I was displeased he turned off the ability for people to comment on his blog. blinked when I saw that message.

A Personal Review of Avatar

Taylor Marek

I went with a group of friends to see Avatar last night. When I got there, a line had already formed for the movie. I got my big bulky glasses and waited in line with the rest of them, meeting my friends in the process. If anything, this was the one movie on my list that I had to see. I had seen the previews for it, and it sparked my interest immediately.

The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

Spin Sucks

If Tolstoy was around to comment on blogs, he’d be constantly trying to emulate Howie Goldfarb ,  whose comments combine the art of longevity and ridiculousness to form, well, something… Heather Tweedy seems mild mannered…until she pulls out her amazing hair-changing, avatar shape-shifting powers mid-comment thread. Those are way too boring for our Crazies. Rob is the secret.

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Virtual Event Technologies Defined


3D Virtual Platforms serve as virtual worlds where users assume an avatar and explore the environment. 3D virtual worlds often represent convention centers, hotels and traditional meeting spaces along with untraditional environments. Some 3D platforms are not user intuitive and have steep learning curves to understand how to manipulate avatars. Image by Splitbrain. Live stream.

The Value of the TweetUp

Spin Sucks

Ten  years ago, if we’d talked about meeting someone online and becoming friends with them (or dating and marrying) before meeting them in person, you’d think them certifiably nuts. Now we think nothing about meeting people online and calling some of them friends. But nothing replaces the in-person meeting. You get to know people through their avatar.

The Chick-fil-A PR Crisis

Spin Sucks

I’ve been in Canada all week, in meetings with clients, sitting in new business meetings with our Thornley Fallis colleagues, and speaking at Third Tuesday (and at SocialMix today). What they found is the account had been created only eight hours earlier  and Abby’s avatar is a stock photo of a pretty young redhead. The Background. We give God thanks for that.

Seven truths about online influence


Obvious example: asking for tweets in the run up to your Annual Meeting = good. With all this talk about influence metrics , here’s my take on what I think you should pay attention to when looking for influencers in your open community. 1. And by friends, I mean REAL friends. People that would share or click on something if I asked them to. Remember this ? What do you think?

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

’ Be yourself on social media platforms and reveal your true essence…Show who you are with your avatar and profiles. Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). by MarketingProfs. Get a dog.

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Chances Are You’ve Met Less Than 5% of the People in Your Social Network

Direct Marketing Observations

But what does that connection consist of.  It’s being familiar with an avatar, a name, a nickname,  and a location. In the end, nothing necessitates that we meet though. It doesn’t mean that I have to meet you to do business with you. Does it mean that if I truly want to be friends with you, that we should meet? Jay Baer calls it false intimacy. adj. 1. 

How Are You?

Waxing UnLyrical

So when we meet in 3D, as it were, we aren’t completely overwhelmed by the real human being behind the avatar. And then, when we meet in person, we’ll be so much more than tweeting up or networking , we’ll be one step further on the road to being friends. When I first moved to the U.S. But the questioner usually didn’t wait for an answer. How are you?

12 (of the) Best WordPress Guides and Plugin Reviews of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Dainis Graveris presents 33 plugins to “power up and evolve comment form possibilities and security,” including Disqus, WP Ajax Edit Comments, Comment Rating and Twitter Avatars in Comments. WordPress is not only the most popular blogging platform , but is increasingly becoming a leading website content management system (CMS) as well. WordPress Guides and Commentary.

How to Create an Online Course Your Audience Will Fall in Love With

Socially Sorted

” This will help ensure you have a solution that is meeting a true need of your audience. #2  Natalie Sisson. Nail Your Ideal Customer Avatar. If you are wondering how to create an online course your audience will fall in love with, you’re in the right place. Avoid the hidden pitfalls, and create an online course with the type of content that your audience will devour.

Is a Great Blog in the Eyes of the Beholder?


Let’s also stipulate that engagement may mean any number of outcomes , as simple as getting a new subscriber to as complex as meeting sales goals, and everything in between via your website and blog content. Forget personas and avatars and identifying your target market to the most miniscule detail and just find an audience. Most everyone agrees on this part. Or customers.

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5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand on Twitter

Convince & Convert

If you’re a smaller company you might consider using your headshot as your avatar.  In this example, Matt Martin works for Sam’s Club and has a dedicated employer account. 3. Include Here’s a list of Twitter Chats meeting regularly. Injecting a real face and personality into your personal Twitter account is intrinsic, and most people don’t give it a second thought. We

11 Tips To Thrive on Twitter | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Leaving the default avatar in place is the kiss of death in terms of getting people to follow you. It can be something simple like “Excited to meet and connect with other architects on Twitter&# or “Have heard so much about integrating Twitter into my marketing plan, just have to give it a try.&# You get the idea; you’ll find what fits for you. This is important.

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A CTRL ALT Delete Interview with Mitch Joel

Geoff Livingston

Is our online avatar simply that: a representation of who you would like to be instead of who you really are? Don’t get me wrong, pressing the flesh and meeting in our protein forms is critical. This is not about removing the human factor and the amazing collaboration that happens when we meet in person, but when you’re online, you’re still in the real world.

Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

ZevenSeas and Sharepoint: What Dan showed us, in prototype was a module – or whatever Sharepoint calls plugins (Wordpress) and components (Joomla!) – which allowed Leaders to set badge names and criteria for meeting that badge. I can’t remember the actual badges but it was something like Video Hero for people who rate or comment on Corporate Videos on the intranet, and so on.

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

Bandwidth and technology permitting, how about Third Life, a better version of Second Life’s would-be virtual-avatar-based world, where interaction would occur in a computer-generated 3-D environment? Isn’t it just a question of time before Facebook meets a competitor with a better, next-generation interface that it can’t match? But everyone always asks, “What’s next?”. Ice cream?

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here are some tips you can apply to your Facebook marketing strategy that will put your Facebook Page leaps and bounds ahead of the competition: Maximize Your Avatar Visibility Profile pictures on Facebook can have a maximum size of 200×600 pixels. He’s volunteered to give away a copy of his recent book, FBML Essentials , to two readers. Marketers love Facebook. My name is.

Online Chemistry

Waxing UnLyrical

Remember that feeling : maybe of love at first sight, or simply meeting a new friend with whom you hit it off right away? Now, we meet people and we have instant access to a social footprint, which they’ve controlled and created. Guest post by Lisa Gerber. couple weeks ago, Erica Allison blogged about focusing your online efforts where your sources of revenue are located.

The Real World

Twist Image

People often talk about meeting-up in the real world once they've connected in places like Twitter or Facebook. Is your online avatar simply that: a representation of who you would like to be instead of who you really are? Don't get me wrong, pressing the flesh and meeting in our protein forms is critical. This is not about removing the human factor and the amazing collaboration that happens when we meet in person, but when you're online, you're still in the real world. Tags: avatar. If there's one acronym I hate, it's this one: IRL. They don't buy it. popeye.

Is Existing Online a Quest of Loneliness or Giving?

Geoff Livingston

Today you only know avatars, backed by a person who may or may not look and act like that voice online. As effort invested helps these people, from our very families to people we may never meet, our existence takes on greater meaning. Image by Den Den. Do you sense a lack of clear meaning in this online rat race? We have many boys and girls trapped in their own online bubbles now.

Micro Persuasion: Three Little Tips for Capturing Info Bits Quickly

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Btw, it was great meeting you ip at the social media immersion. Avatar Marketing. Micro Persuasion. Steve Rubel explores the impact of digital trends on business, culture, media and marketing. « Measure Traffic with the Google Web Site Trends Bookmarklet | Main. links for 2008-06-22 » Saturday, June 21, 2008. Three Little Tips for Capturing Info Bits Quickly. Enjoy! srini.

Does Online Anonymity Have a Price?

Ari Herzog

Prospective mates filling out profiles on dating site must meet certain criteria in their summary sections, including the following: Do not include detailed personal information (ie: your last name, street address, contact information, date of birth, etc.) to help protect your online anonymity. How Avatars Changed Online. How nice of Match to want to protect my anonymity, but what if I don’t want to be anonymous? What if I want to share my Google Voice phone number? What if I want to share my email address? at AriWriter. Social Media culture

When Does Social Media Really Work?

Direct Marketing Observations

Basically where social takes off and takes on magical tones is when we get to associate a name with a physical face and voice and not an avatar. Going to a conference and meeting that person that you have had tens of twenty or hundreds of conversations with on Twitter or Facebook or blog comments. That may seem somewhat preachy or full of green meadows, unicorns and rainbows but it’s true. Recently in the Wall Street Journal, there was an article titled ,  Why Successful Branding Still Happens Offline. That’s the money shot.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

The purpose could include support, digital marketing or networking, but there should also be some way for community members to meet their objectives. Simple things like completing profiles, putting actual pictures in for avatars and posting comments that don’t sound like they’ve been run through a PR filter can help achieve this effect. Have an account? Me neither.

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A Death In The Family. Missing Michael O'Connor Clark

Twist Image

On one of those Toronto trips, we wound up heading out to a tech meet-up, where I was exposed to the grit of the Toronto tech community. While it's just an avatar, you really do get the sense like you are seeing and interacting with them (even if all you're doing is creeping on their content). I wish I knew Michael O'Connor Clark better. joined Twist Image in 2002. The company already existed. sort of. Two of my business partners (Aubrey and Mick) were here (Mark joined us a couple of years after me). At this point, social media was nascent. " In short, they were dinners.

Are You a Productive Reader? - Stepcase Lifehack

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Get your own Avatars at Gravatars. meeting. ABOUT. HOWTO. FORUMS. ADVERTISE. ARCHIVES. PODCAST. WRITERS. CONTRIBUTE. TEMPLATES. CONTACT. SEARCH. ALL POSTS. FEATURED. PRODUCTIVITY. COMMUNICATION. LIFESTYLE. MONEY. TECHNOLOGY. MANAGEMENT. Your ID: Password: Forget your ID or password? Help. -->. Enter your email address: May 23rd, 2008 in Productivity. Are You a Productive Reader?

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Some people require face-to-face meetings before they invite you into their private lives. Add an avatar and a bio at the minimum. There are VERY few people I befriend on Facebook just through blogging — unless I meet them face to face first. I’d feel more comfortable creating a second Facebook account for that kind of thing. Many call this spam. Usually.) At all.

Is Twitter Crossing the Line Between Useful and Creepy

Convince & Convert

First, the kismet of discovering interesting people that are around you , enabling you to meet up with them, or at least connect with them virtually. Maybe it’s a sign of the social media times, where we know people by their avatar more so than their street address of phone number. Is This a Feature or a Freak-Out? Image via Wall Street Journal blog. Location Always. It will.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

All the other sites I network in are usually done under another persona, but I am a very good friend to have and very supportive of my friends even though I don’t know anything about most of them beyond the avatar. (My ‘offline’ friends think I’m absolutely nuts for all the digging and stumbling I do.) How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? Are you the same?

What has Social Media Network done to us

Social Media Network Marketing

online societies you can be an astronaut, a doctor and many other avatars. No need for anything just register and select your avatar and hen go about daily activities online and get caught up in this too. Online Social Network is all about meeting people in a state and scenario that they are most comfortable in. Unported License. Social Media Ne. In web 2.0 Become a billionai.

Cloud Jacking: 7 Steps to Dominate Your Niche

Viper Chill

Get An Avatar – An avatar is a simple image that will represent you wherever they go. An avatar can really be anything that you like. Offline : If you can meet your audience and the influencers in an offline environment, this will help you more than anything. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!" It doesn’t have to be as dirty as it might sound though.

Top Twitter Blog Marketing Tips


Use engaging titles when tweeting about your website’s content, and link to promotions and information that will meet the specific needs of your followers. PR expert Sarah Evans writes at Mashable , “The first rule for avatars and bios is to stay consistent across social platforms. If you’re sharing information from your business account, decide whether you want your avatar to be your company logo or the face of the president.”. This guest post is by Lior Levin. Twitter’s blog benefits. There are three main reasons why bloggers need to use Twitter regularly: 1.

2009 Tax Deduction Tip for Businesses

Taylor Marek

Business lunch meeting? and Why Google Wave? (1) How to write a Check (1) Real-time Twitter Feed Popular Posts How to write a Check (3541) A Personal Review of Avatar (235) Marketing Fail: iNET Web Case Study (167) #85 Sponsored by GoDaddy: How Fast do you want your money, The Best Advertisement, Intel Quad-core and Plasma TV’s (151) Entrepreneur vs. Employee, Which one are you? Time for all business owners to pull out their books and tally up everything. But before you send it into the Fed, here is a tip. Have you checked all your expenses? Mileage? Take this tip to heart.

Weekend Project: Research Your Existing Audience


Plus, it’s fun to meet them! Putting it all together: creating your customer avatar. Okay, now is the time to create what Eben Pagan calls a “Customer Avatar.” If you’re unfamiliar with this idea, a “Customer Avatar” or “Customer Persona” is basically an imaginary person who represents the composite of your ideal customer. Yaro Starak explains it like this: “The best example of an avatar that I can refer you to is that of characters you create in video games. This guest post is by Logan Marshall of the  Free Life Project. Much more. Be simple and direct.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

Series supported by Gist Gist helps you build stronger professional relationships by bringing together information from across the web for all your contacts and their companies giving you the right information at the right moment to get a first meeting, deliver an amazing pitch, or just find a better way to make a connection. James Cameron on "Avatar 2" and the I. Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Mobile 2.0 The Real Results series is supported by Gist , an online service that helps you build stronger relationships.