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  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011
    [Blog] Top Posts on ConverStations in 2011
    What’s the Difference Between a Blog & a Wiki (October 2008). 64 Different Kinds of Blog Posts to Keep Your Writing Fresh (September 2010). Blog Site is Like an Orange (July 2009). Apply SCAMPER to Your Blogging (July 2007). Blog Posts are Inventory, Blog Sites are Displays (September 2007). Blog Posting: Give ‘Em Eye Rests (August 2007). It’s a Baby Blog (December 2006). It’s often fun looking back in reflection. Personally, 2011 was my best ever (good timing after 2010 ). Why and How I Use Twitter.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [Blog] Highest Twitter Penetration in the World = Brazil
    Visitation to the Blogs category grew 48% to 29 million visitors. Blogger ranked as the top blog destination with more than 21 million visitors. comScore recently released some interesting social media statistics on Brazil , the world’s 5th most populated country. Social media insights in Brazil include: Traffic to Social Networking sites grew 51% in the past year, with sites in the category currently reaching more than 36 million visitors age 15 and older. Facebook experienced triple-digital growth, increasing its audience 479% in the past year.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    [Blog] Stop Being a Lazy Guest Blogger in 3 Steps
    And what’s more appealing to a guest blogger than another opportunity to blog? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Blog Promotion finding readers guest posting readers engagementThis guest post is by Kelsey Meyer of Digital Talent Agents. You’ve finally made it big! The Washington Post or SocialTimes has picked up your well-crafted, thought-provoking article, and you see your name in shining lights (or at least in the author byline). Is your job done? No way. Now is the time for you to stop gloating and get to work. Promote conversation. They may even hate it.
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011
    [Blog] The experience economy: do we crave experience rather than wealth?
    ” So we are all much happier in our post-material world where we can have new experiences online (for example) reading blogs and communicating on Facebook and Twitter for nothing, but our economy suffers as we shun the materialism that made the Western world. Tweet. An  article in the New York Times this week by David Brooks draws on learnings from Tyler Cowen’s e-book “ The Great Stagnation ”. It could be that in an industrial economy people develop a materialist mind-set and believe that improving their income is the same thing as improving their quality of life. Tweet.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [Blog] Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble | social crm.
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble? Daily Twitter users are 300-400% more likely to write a blog, review products, upload videos, and every other social behavior, than are non-users. Nobody forced companies to get involved with their customers in this way. And for what?
  • BILL HARTZER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Blog] Top 5 Search Engine Optimization Audit Quick Tips
    In this blog post, I’m going to give you several tips that can help you during an SEO Audit. You probably are like me and tend to watch the amount of visitors and web traffic to your website every day. If you have every noticed a sudden loss of website traffic or if the traffic has gone down considerably then it’s time to start thinking about a search engine optimization audit. The first step in your Search Engine Optimization Plan should include an SEO Audit. Here are the top 5 SEO Audit Quick Tips: 1. When Google sees these errors, your website gets penalized. Digg this!
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Blog] 3 Basic Social Media Tips For All Local Home Improvement Contractors
    Under the marketing blog where Darren Salyer posted the results of his online marketing strategy, he reported that “things look good” for getting all three of these contracts signed. Regardless is there a newsletter; a tell-a-friend feature; a blog with an RSS button to subscribe with?) Leave a Reply Cancel reply John Sonnhalter Welcome to my blog, Tradesmen Insights. Blog at WordPress.com.LeVine, Director of Social Media for Riaenjolie Inc , a web development company that specializes in websites for contractors and other tradespeople. Tip 2: Engage. Tip 3: Respond.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Blog] Skype For Business Begins Rolling Out Publicly Today
    To that end, it’s allowing admins the ability to switch between Skype for Business and the traditional Lync user interface, Microsoft explains in a blog  post  this morning detailing the changes. TechCrunch – Microsoft’s “Skype for Business,” which is designed to replace the company’s older enterprise communication tool Lync, is rolling out publicly today as part of the Office 2013 April update, the company announced this morning. It’s also now rolling out Skype for Business Online to its Office 365 customers who currently use Lync Online. Image from TechCrunch.com. General Web
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
    [Blog] Profiling Your Social Customer
    describe my daily commute in Boulder riding my single speed on my blog. Today’s post is written by Jennifer Roberts. I was riding up one of the canyon roads in Boulder, Colorado a few weekends ago. wanted to use the ride to work out how to write an article linking my online social behavior with the concept of a social consumer. But my high-end Sella Italia Lady saddle was distracting me; it was uncomfortable. refocused and thought about my online behavior and how narrowing perspective to include only my social media behavior provided an incomplete view of me as a social consumer.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Blog] Twitter Strategy, Promoting Events with Visuals + Podcasting Tips!
    There are 12 content marketing tactics small businesses use, and blogs, e-books, webinars and newsletters are among the most effective ones. I hope that you have experienced real spring and blossom in your marketing this week. Even if you didn’t, let’s check some of the essential ways you can accomplish incredible success in event marketing, business tweeting, podcasting, and content marketing. recent CMI reserch on small business content marketing is attached! The CEO’s Guide to Listening on Twitter. Ways to Crush Your Competition With Custom Podcasts. Marketing News
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012
    [Blog] Suicide in Success, Race and Social Media
    People are human, not robots and somewhere along the way it seems that we have forgotten about that and the line of judging others because you have a twitter, facebook, google+ or a blog gives everyone the right to judge others that can cause pressure that could lead to suicide. Suicide. Suicide is one of those topics that is not talked about enough like AIDS, HIV, and other serious issues that should be discussed more openly instead how to get more twitter followers or increasing your klout score. But recently with the deaths of Don Cornelius and Whitney Houston it has been in the news.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
    [Blog] I Want to Thank the Academy… a Language Rant
    She also  blogs. Guest post by Mary Barber. “I want to thank you for being here today …” “I would like to ask you to do this for me …” I don’t know about you, but people wanting to thank me/do things for me are starting to make me cringe. feel the same about those who say they “would like to” do things. Think about it and I’m sure it will bother you as well. In fact, if you think too much about it, you’ll see this everywhere. You see, it’s like this. If you want to thank, want to ask me, want to invite me – then why don’t you just do it? ” And we did.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
    [Blog] Email Marketing Tips
    know that you have a different state of mental rhythms when thinking about your inbox than when you think about blogs you read. Inboxes Don’t Replace Blogs or Social Networks. You can’t replace that, and it just doesn’t happen on your blog. But again, this doesn’t replace your main site or blog. Now, I’m doing something a bit differently. I’m also using a popup box to invite people to get the blog sent to the inbox. These are two completely different processes at present. I don’t mix my newsletter with my blog.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Blog] Treadmill Desk and Multi-tasking
    miles/day (approximately) whenever I’m home is a net positive. I can type (I wrote this blog post while on it), create presentations, do spreadsheets, and even write hand-written notes. Here’s video proof of my new treadmill desk. like it a lot. have significantly more energy in the afternoons, and while I’m not logging a ton of miles (too much travel inhibits usage), I figure 2.5 The writing is the hardest part, but it’s not a big drawback for me because nobody can read my writing even if I’m not moving. Too many years on a keyboard, I suppose. Set it at.8
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015
    [Blog] Spring Cleaning Our Social Media
    There are more changes coming, with regards to blogging, business, and new projects. Spring cleaning is in full swing. At home, in the office, on websites, and around social media. Along with some exciting changes and modifications with operations, streamlining of social networks and platforms will help in many ways, and hopefully many people. Twitter Practices. For weeks, a Bruce Lee quote has been ringing in my ears: Hack away at the unessential. Pinning a profile tweet sent from other accounts, this message went out: Tweets, incl. SmallBizTracks (@SmallBizTracks) March 22, 2015.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012
    [Blog] New Blogger? Create a Viral Post in 5 Simple Steps!
    There’s no way a new blogger can write a viral blog post with five simple steps! There isn’t a blogger alive who hasn’t dreamed of writing that perfect blog post that will be read by thousands of people. Raise your hand if you’ve done this and have not created a viral blog post. Below are the steps you can use to create a viral blog post. Step 2: Find four blogs to submit guest posts to. Once you have your topic, find four blogs to submit guest posts to. ProBlogger has a lot of advice on successfully submitting guest posts to popular blogs.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
    [Blog] Customer Experience Should Have Texture
    Social media can be a texture, a tweet to say thank you for your recommendation, a blog post to help the research, a podcast to help people understand more about the life you wish to influence. Customer experience is such a vital part to the purchasing, and most importantly re-purchasing process. Experience is the sum of many parts and I like to see it as textured or at least to attempt to create a textured experience. If you think of plain cotton material - I like to see that as the core principles on which all customer service stands:- honesty, transparency, simplicity and politeness.
  • UNSPOKEN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Blog] Applying Anthropology Concepts to Business Models
    In particular, social media and blogs are perhaps the most contemporary example of memes, and the newest ways of disseminating information throughout a culture. In their forward to the “Muses” section, the editors point to a chapter on the blogosphere, noting that “bloggers post as a way to think with and through ideas; as a nexus for collaborative thinking; as a vehicle for sharing resources; and, when outraged by shoddy practices or a pundit’s opinion, readers (and blogs) become tacit support groups not bounded by geography or places of employment.”
  • MICRO PERSUASION  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
    [Blog] Digitally Stranded - a Survival Tale
    Without a forced break from email, text messages, Facebook and an endless stream of online news and blogs, I am an information addict. One AP reporter disconnects for two days and lived to tell her story. …. “I readily admit that I am powerless. Spending a few days without mobile service in an age where smartphones have become like limbs for many, I found immense value in disconnecting from our always-on, always-connected world.”. This seems to be a recurring theme in the media of late. Disconnecting is becoming seen as a feat of strength. It’s a statement of our times
  • MICRO PERSUASION  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Blog] The iPad Stimulus Plan
    David Rothman writing on James Fallows' blog says we need an iPad stimulus plan. Fallows: "In this essay, (Rothman) proposes ways that radically speeded-up adoption of the iPad-style devices could serve economic-stimulus and social-equality needs at the same time." It's a lengthy essay, but compelling in that Rothman sees the iPad as a way to help media and education in one fell swoop. It would be great to see tablets become a pivotal way we retrain the workforce. #. Permalink. Leave a comment »
  • VIPER CHILL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Blog] Saying Goodbye to $5,000/m (& a Tiny Personal Update)
    If you haven’t noticed from the amount of 4,000+ word articles I write, I want to keep the signal to noise ratio on this blog hugely in favour of signal. Members have created almost 2,000 posts in just a couple of weeks and there are some well known faces inside you will be familiar with from blogs much bigger than this one. It’s a nice amount of income to be making with very little marketing effort on my part (besides ViperChill itself) but I do have my reasons. In response to the struggle I launched the ViperChill support forums which have been a huge success.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Blog] IBM Highlights Digital Headaches For Next 3-5 Years
    Only 26% of CMO’s track blogs and only 40% follow any online communication. . IBM have just commissioned a large piece of research with CMOs globally. They have been interviewing over 1,700 CMOs around the world and the study provides insight into the critical issues they are facing in this rapidly changing digitally driven world. . 82% of CMOs still rely on traditional market research to influence marketing strategies. 82% did say they plan to increase their social media use in the next 3-5 years.  . Only 33% seek to get connected. . Data explosion. Social media. Tweet me.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Blog] Are you ready to be a member of the 5th estate?
    In the book, DC’s blogging guru takes a philosophical look at the new realm of media that we are in now and offers reasons and best practices for brands looking to get into the game. I read a lot of books and to be honest most of the social media tombs rehash the same info over and over again. I am glad to say that when I read Geoff Livingston ‘s Welcome to the Fifth Estate, this was not the case. Below is my full review: This post contains video, click here if you are having trouble viewing. The big question here is are you ready to join the 5th Estate?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
    [Blog] Interview: Benny Lewis of FluentIn3Months
    Recently, I interviewed Benny Lewis, the man behind the successful blog Fluent In 3 Months. While looking for help and advice about the quickest way to learn Spanish I came across the fantastic blog, Fluent In 3 Months. Fluent In 3 Months is a fantastic example of how sharing a passion for a subject through your blog can be profitable. By regularly adding great content and taking the time to connect with readers every day he has managed to create a blog with over 100,000 monthly visitors in just two years. It’s almost as much work as the blog!
  • KYLE LACY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Ways to Bring Down Personal and Business Barriers Using Social Media
    He works as a business ninja at Open Colleges, one of the pioneers of Online education in Australia and one of the leading providers of diploma of management and small business courses.Aside from blogging and being a business ninja, Patrick is an aspiring photographer. Did you know that the best way to get new clients is by getting a personal referral? That’s right. It isn’t some giant billboard on Madison Avenue, a Super Bowl commercial, or even being the top-ranked business for a particular search term on Google – it’s having someone say, “Hey, I know a great __.” Read on! Immediacy.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Blog] Raise $30,000 In 30 Days
    If you’d like to join the crusade in helping us reach this goal, there is a twibbon you can add to your Facebook and/or Twitter profiles at $30,000 In 30 Days, we can send you talking points for your own blogs, we can send you tweets to develop interest, we can help with your Facebook messaging, and we can give you videos to use, as well. How lucky we are that we don’t have to choose between our lives and another human’s life. How lucky we are that food is plentiful. How lucky we are that we can sleep without worrying we might get sick. And one net costs $10. You in??
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Blog] Reading is fundamental
    Over the past two years I participated in a challenge that I heard about on my friend Arik Hanson’s blog to read a set number of books. Freedom is Blogging in Your Underwear. In each of the past two years I met my goal of surpassing 30 books in the calendar year which helped keep my mind’s creative juices flowing. This year, I have decided to take a step back and lower my number to 20 books with the hope to read something  that either brings me into more of an imagination plane of thought or to take me outside of my comfort zone. Home Buying Everything You Must Know. Out of Oz.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
    [Blog] 23 Social and Digital Services Agencies Should be Selling
    23 Social and Digital Services Agencies Should be Selling is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. I love this quote from Paul Roetzer , author of The Marketing Agency Blueprint (which I highly recommend): Hybrid agencies will come to rule the marketing world. These emerging leaders are tech savvy, offer integrated services, hire and retain versatile talent, and profit from diversified revenue streams. As change velocity accelerates, traditional agencies unwilling or unable to adapt will quickly be left behind. Measurement. Technology.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Blog] The 3-Pronged Facebook Advertising Strategy That Cut Lead Costs by 80%
    You can never go wrong with a cute baby picture in a blog post. This post originally appeared on Dominate Web Media and is reprinted here with permission. ———– Sometimes when you first begin a Facebook ad campaign you don’t get it completely right the first time around. Most people like to talk about all their success and try to forget about the failures… I’m not going to call them failures here, because they really aren’t failures – they are more like market research user-generated feedback. Let me show you what I mean. And with 1.3 that was pretty high. Perfect!
  • TAYLOR MAREK  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [Blog] America's Got Talent Tips
    Get a blog, facebook page, twitter account, and youtube channel and start posting regularly and interacting with your audience. Take note. :) Filed Under: Blog , General , How To , New Media , Social Media Tagged: Americas Got Talent , American Idol , Britains Got Talent , contestant , Facebook , Susan Boyle , Twitter , YouTube Speak Your Mind Tell us what youre thinking. She had an awesome voice for singing and everyone was floored by it. She didn’t make it that far though, but she left a mark nonetheless. The judges will like you for who *You* are. Thoughts?
  • TAYLOR MAREK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [Blog] My Social Media Vault
    Take note. :) Filed Under: Blog , Blogging , Digital , General , New Media , Products , Social Media Tagged: Social Media , training , vault Speak Your Mind Tell us what youre thinking. Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me My Social Media Vault December 21, 2009 by Taylor Marek For those interested, yes, I finally have my first product to offer this industry. I’ve only taken forever to bring this product to completion. At that time, my podcast had only been around for two years.
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
    [Blog] How to be smart on Twitter
    This post was originally published on the Thornley Fallis blog. Twitter has gone mainstream as people, brands and organizations flock to the social network. They set up profiles, find people to follow, start tweeting their hearts out and start to attract followers themselves. It takes time but as follower numbers continue to rise, we know the effort is worth it, right? Image via CrunchBase. Well, maybe not. Maybe all this tweeting, retweeting, following and friending is just so much spitting in the wind.  Only then can you figure out how best to reach and engage with them.
  • FEVER BEE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Blog] The Notification Cycle
    It might be Facebook, CNN News, a few blogs and a community site. If you've made your first post in a community, when will you visit the site again? After one hour? Five hours? A few days?    It's quite likely you will forget and never return. It takes time for visiting a community to become a habit. There are a tiny number of websites we visit every day. You have to force your community into that list.    The notifications cycle plays a key role in achieving this.    People are notified by e-mail (not through the platform!) Keep them short.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [Blog] Become More Personable, Not a Person
    This post ran originally on the Vocus blog. Several years have passed since the personal branding revolution took the Internet by storm. What have we learned? Are brands becoming more personable and have people become, well, more iconic? Probably a little of both. However, we have also seen many examples of brands acting quite silly while they mime people, and the very public fallibility of the human condition. At the crux of both extremes is the core definition of the general term brand. And yes, there are a ton of definitions. Brands Who Try to Be Like People. Image by Billy Hulbert.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015
    [Blog] Know Your Hustle. Own Your Hustle.
    My friend (and current SVP of Marketing at Sysomos ), Amber Naslund wrote an incredibly powerful piece on her blog the other week titled, I Give You Permission To Stop Hustling. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. What are you chasing? What are you running after? Is someone chasing you? To hustle or not to hustle? That is the question. Or, Or, at least, that seems to be the battlecry of everyone you follow online. Why am I not there? What am I missing?" FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is real. No harm. brand.
  • TAYLOR MAREK  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
    [Blog] Multi-Level Marketing Not Multi-Level Advertising
    144) The Call To Action/Author Bio Wordpress Plugin For Pro Bloggers (111) America’s Got Talent Tips (110) iNET Web Bashing (100) How I Learned Everything I Needed To Know About Sales From A Vending Machine (76) Blogs I Follow 2nd Life Home LLC Verity Institute Leesa Barnes Yaro Starak Gary Vaynerchuk Paul Colligan Kimberly Marek Comments Spam Blocked 12,597 spam comments blocked by Akismet Copyright © 2006-2010 Taylor Marek · To God Be The Glory · Modified Revolution Theme · Powered by Wordpress ! … It used to be completely different. Muaha!
  • KYLE LACY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010
    [Blog] 13 Steps to Rally the Troops and Build a Loyal Army of Fans on Facebook
    Rituals should help build a sense of online community by offering regular give-a-ways, coupons, blog posts, etc. 4. Connect Your Blog. If “Content is King&# and “Backlinks are Queen&# then Blogs are Gods. recommend to all of my clients to let their Blog power their Social Media campaigns. Through the use of the TabSite or NetworkedBlogs’ Facebook app it’s never been easier to connect your blog to your Facebook Business Page. Offer to post their blog article or video to Facebook.† Since 2002, Chad H. Yes and no.† Create Networks.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Blog] The 8 Most Greatest Tips to Write Unstoppably Killer Headlines Guide Ever
    Nearly a year and a half into making small strides in one of the smallest niches on the Internet—the MILblog (military blog) community—our traffic started going up. We fight each other to write gripping, sticky headlines, clawing over one another with more outlandish declarations of greatness like, “The 10 Tips To Guarantee Blogging Success” or “How to Make A Billion Dollars Blogging, Today!” So when we started blogging, we wanted to avoid misleading headlines, writing only straight-forward, descriptive titles. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. Double what!?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
    [Blog] The 5 Step Voyage of Creating Awesome Content
    Instead use, “Learn more about SEO in my article < How to Easily Optimize your Blog for Search >” (see how I did that?). Optimizing your Content for Conversion: We’re blogging for business here, not musing about the trials and tribulations of maternity (unless you are… In which case you still need to be optimizing your content for conversion!). Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Image via Flickr user na.harii. This is a guest contribution from James Scherer. Do you struggle for content inspiration? Unfortunately, I can’t do that for you. No there’s not.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Blog] The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have
    Lately, I’ve been thinking about this blog, about you, about my business, about what I stand for. I’m sprawled out on my bed writing to you. My son is reading a copy of Retro Gamer and my daughter is playing Splatoon (it’s a Wii game that your kid probably wants). That kind of stuff. The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have is Openness and Honesty. But that sounds like I’m trying to be virtuous. I’m not. just think it’s easier/better/faster to just tell you what I think and feel, instead of worrying. belong
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] Finding Order in Chaos: Month 4
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Finding Order in Chaos: Month 3 The Page 69 Test Share Your Blog Here. Looking back at my history of finding order in January , February , and March , Twitter is where I struggled the most. Because of multiple hats I wear, it was frustrating to appeal to different audiences at the same time. But then I emailed Jonah Lupton about his perspective of following 809,000 and being followed by 738,000; and something he said struck a nerve. follow lots of people because it’s a way to get noticed. My tweets in 1 month.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Blog] Will Your Brand Survive In The Live Brand World?
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. How good can your brand be at "live"? If social media accomplished anything, it brought brands out into the open. It forced brands to respond - in public - to their consumers. Not just the bad stuff. everything. It was (and continues to be) a huge paradigm shift that has forced all businesses (B2B, B2C, small, medium and large) to change how they operate, how they communicate, and even how they innovate. For consumers and more evolved business leaders, this is a good thing.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Blog] Real-Life Instagram Project Filters In Unique View of London
    Ribeiro has also launched a dedicated Tumblr blog, [link]. Just when you thought snapping and sharing photos on Instagram couldn’t get any more addictive, a creative new project out of London is making waves for bringing the platform’s beloved attributes into the read world. Called “Real-Life Instagram,” artist Bruno Ribeiro has placed cardboard cutouts resembling Instagram’s photo frame complete with filters alongside some of London’s photogenic places and landmarks. The result? A fun and interactive experience for locals and tourists alike.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
    [Blog] Weekend Project: Correct Content Mistakes that are Damaging Your SEO
    Secondly, my WordPress blog was producing duplicate content on category, tag, and monthly archive pages. However, the prevailing view of the SEO blogs I read was that noindexing these duplicate pages was the best way forward, because that would leave no room for doubt as to which URLs should be returned in searches. Mistake 5: Ignoring blog speed and server location. I got a shock when a search at  whois.domaintools.com  told me that my server was in Canada. switched to a different blog theme ( Coraline ) and the problem was solved. Are you making the same mistakes?
  • MICRO PERSUASION  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [Blog] ¶ Consumers Maybe Nonplussed Over Google+
    Sparks - an aggregator of blog, news and video content that can be searched by topic and serves as a robust feeder for sharing. Google yesterday launched The Google+ project - an ambitious new product that aims to take on Facebook. Now that I have had a preview, below is a brief POV of my initial impressions. 1 In short, I believe that once it rolls out, consumers will be nonplussed over Google+. The issue here isn’t speeds and feeds, it’s Google’s brand. and to facilitate more intimate sharing and connections with these circles. If this all seems familiar. it should.
  • MICRO PERSUASION  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
    [Blog] From Google Reader to Posterous with a Click - The Steve Rubel Stream
    Will you be using the feature or will keep it to one blog/lifestream entry a day? Steve is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? Steve Rubel owns this site 5,034 subscribers The Steve Rubel Stream 13 Aug 2009 From Google Reader to Posterous with a Click via blog.posterous.com Posterous continuous its innovation march, letting you instantly send items to Google Reader with a single click. Dont count RSS readers out yet. suspect Google Reader will soon add features that make it easier to read and reply to Tweets too. This is fantastic. Thank you so much for the info.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Blog] Manufacturers: Are you Looking to Build your Social Media Presence? Use LinkedIn.
    Review results of posts  – Track links that drive visitors to your blog or website so you can better understand what’s driving engagement. By John Sonnhalter, Rainmaker Journeyman at Sonnhalter. LinkedIn by far is the best tool for B-to-B users in my opinion. It’s easy to use and the networking options are almost limitless. I’ll assume most of you are on it, but when was the last time you refreshed it? The 2015 Social Media industry report from Social Media Examiner said 88% of B-to-B companies use LinkedIn and 41% cite it was their most important platform.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
    [Blog] Is Community Leadership Better Value Than SEO?
    Often, it is going to be more niche related areas such as forums and the blog community. Across the web, search engines deliver around 30% of all traffic. That’s means that 70% traffic is flowing around the web from social media, bookmarks, advertising, links  and because users directly type urls into browsers. With that in mind, should you be targeting that 70% rather than the 30%? If you talk to some SEO experts, search is the be-all and end-all of traffic – no where else matters. They can’t all be right, and yet, they are not completely wrong either.
  • MICRO PERSUASION  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010
    [Blog] Workstreaming in 140 Characters with Backpack - The Steve Rubel Stream
    Similar to what Jose said, I know that Chris Brogan has been experimenting with a Tumblr blog as a status update/workstream for himself. hadnt called it workstreaming, but I have begun to measure through time and date stamping my daily output publicly via Twitter and Wordpress blogs. Steve is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? The stream is becoming a de facto way that we communicate with others. However, thinking in 140 characters is also changing how I work. I am now using status updates to workstream. Above is a screenshot from my Journal this am. Too bad.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
    [Blog] Delta: A Stand Out Social Media Experience
    When she saw it, she clicked through to my profile, went to my blog, learned about my background and concluded I must be hurrying home to see my son. Stand out experiences have the power to change brand perception, drive customer loyalty, increase revenue, and build deep relationships. When I travel, I do whatever I can to get home as early as possible. That means cobbling together flight schedules that get me home quickly. Today I have, but it wasn’t until I was wowed by a stand out approach to customer service just a couple of years ago. The flight attendant had just jumped on the P.A.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Blog] Day 17: People of color impacting the social web – Brent Leary #28DaysofDiversity
    For day 16 , I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Brent Leary Twitter: @BrentLeary Website/Blog: [link] Bio Brent Leary is a crm industry analyst, advisor, author, speaker and award winning blogger. He blogs at BrentLeary.com, and can be found on Twitter at [link] How can we use technology to close the digital divide? As we all know, February is Black History Month. Even though it’s black history month, the goal for 28 Days of Diversity is to feature not just African-Americans but other minorities in the web/tech space. In 2009 he co-authored Barack 2.0:
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Blog] The Coolest Internship In Social Media
    Check these out: See how a Top 10 Social Media Blog works from the inside out. Here''s what you''ll be doing: Working with our design and engineering team to create content-driven websites and blogs. We are looking for fun, intense, optimistic, and creatively obsessed social media mavens to join our team as Content Production Interns. It doesn''t matter if you are 21 or 61, we think you may have what it takes to be a miracle worker. You want perks? Help our incredibly smart clients spread their message. Never have to fill out a timesheet. We won''t call you an intern.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Blog] Intern for Pushing Social and Get Crazy Perks
    Check these out: See how a Top 10 Social Media Blog works from the inside out. Here''s what you''ll be doing: Working with our design and engineering team to create content-driven websites and blogs. We are looking for fun, intense, optimistic, and creatively obsessed social media mavens to join our team as Content Production Interns. It doesn''t matter if you are 21 or 61, we think you may have what it takes to be a miracle worker. You want perks? Help our incredibly smart clients spread their message. Never have to fill out a timesheet. We won''t call you an intern.
  • TREY PENNINGTON  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [Blog] Sales Sizzle New York City Style
    No matter how many people followed him on Twitter, or were fans on Facebook, or feedburner subscribers to his blog—none of the hot, cool, impressive, hyped sales technology mattered at all! Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ Sales Sizzle New York City Style by trey on June 4, 2010 Want to sell more? Think you know your stuff? Let’s just raise the bar a little. This “street vendor”in Manhattan, Greg, caught my attention and taught me a thing or two. They were in Manhattan!
  • MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
    [Blog] Creativity 2010 – Week #45
    10 Blogs To Stimulate Your Creativity – Roger von Oech is an author, inventor, and consultant. This is his list of favorite blogs in alphabetical order. Another week, another round of links to help you be more creative. Painting Tips: Inspiration & Creativity - An ever-growing collection of tips to boost your inspiration and creativity. 12 Ways To Tap Into An Endless Well Of Creativity – There is no reason to ever run out of ideas. The world, our minds, history, and the Internet offer an infinite realm of artistic exploration.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [Blog] Being an Influencer Is Not a Top Priority
    Frankly, I feel like online tools like Twitter, this blog and others are awesome, but they can blind you. Many people engage in online media to promote their services. The idea of choosing between becoming an online influencer or a communicator probably doesn’t occur to them. After all, they just want to win a few clients and projects. reached a point where I needed to prioritize my own online interactions versus a desire to do the work, scale a business, and maintain balance in my personal life. So a choice was needed. ” I guess that’s potential RT reach?
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Blog] 12 Tips for Contractor Testimonials
    Put it on your website; if you have a blog, do a post. By John Sonnhalter, Rainmaker Journeyman at Sonnhalter. Testimonials are one of the best ways to validate your products/services, especially if it’s from a contractor. Don’t be afraid to ask as most are more than willing to participate. Once you get them, make sure to repurpose them in several areas. If you’re on social media, share a link. Do project profile sheets that your salesman and distributors can use in the field. Third-party validation is a powerful tool for new business. Not just on a testimonial page.
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
    [Blog] Measuring the impact of Facebook video content
    Marketers should experiment with shorter ad creative to drive value for their brand, keeping in mind that value increases the longer people watch,” according to a the Facebook For Business blog. Ever notice that  the video ads you see in your Facebook news feed start running even if you don’t click on play? There’s a good reason for that. People respond differently to the videos that the see in their Facebook news feeds. Some scroll right by, some watch a few seconds then move on, still others will watch the video right through to the end. Source: Facebook. PLEASE LIKE  MY FACEBOOK PAGE.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Blog] Making Money Online – The NEW Standard
    started a blog and focused on asking the right questions, rather than finding the right answers. At first it was a simple “living better” blog, through which I would provide the little “hacks” here and there that helped me get more done, live better, and generally enjoy life to the extent we should. For me, this blog post is a reflection of my blog’s transition from a moneymaking blog that makes money through helping people to a blog that helps people and generates income on the side. Blogging was used as a means to drive traffic. Facepalm.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Blog] These Two Data Points Demonstrate What's So Wrong With Marketing Today
    My good friend Avinash Kaushik (digital marketing evangelist at Google and author of Web Analytics - An Hour A Day and Web Analytics 2.0 ) often sends me a note when I''m being a little too angry or pessimistic about our industry on this blog. You will have to read this twice. It''s that incomprehensible. There was an article published today in Marketing Charts titled, Few Digital Marketers Feel That Digital Has Delivered As A Branding Vehicle. I was so depressed after the reading the title of the news item alone, that I could hardly continue with the rest of piece. Really? Really?
  • TWITIP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [Blog] One Name or Two? Let's Find Out
    If you’re trying to decide whether you should use one name for your personal blog and another for your basketweaving website, then I’ll ask you this… do you talk about basket weaving on your blog? March 17, 2010 Comments March 17, 2010 StavroZ @zagilas If you’re a professional blogger then I think it’s better to have your blog or blogs under your real name twitter account, even if they aren’t in the same niche. Too many people treat Twitter with black and white answers… with absolutes. But there aren’t any absolutes. It works for me.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013
    [Blog] 2 Simple But Brilliant Content Marketing Examples from the Great White North
    Mike runs MikesBloggityBlog , a popular travel and entertainment blog in Canada. Last week was big for me, as I finally met Taxi Mike in person. first found Taxi Mike and his content marketing prowess 3+ years ago, and he was the original inspiration for my best-selling book, Youtility. But I’d never met the man until this week, when I returned to beautiful Banff, Alberta to deliver a presentation on Youtility to Travel Alberta. I was honored to shake Mike’s hand, give him a signed copy of the book and a special Youtility T-shirt. Taxi Mike is a Youtility. Simple. Useful.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Blog] Day 13: People of color impacting the social web – Baratunde Thurston with Video – #29DaysofDiversity
    Website/Blog: [link]. In 2006 he co-founded Jack & Jill Politics, a black political blog whose coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention has been archived by the Library Of Congress. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. Twitter: @Baratunde. Book: How To Be Black. Yes, he votes. Regularly.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011
    [Blog] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #75
    Anatomy of Facebook - Facebook Blog. "You can imagine how many Tweets, Facebook messages and Blog posts I got this week when Facebook announced that there are no longer six degrees of separation between us all, but rather 4.74 That notwithstanding, this Blog post digs into the data and analytics of how Facebook compiled this very interesting dataset. facebook blog. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? This Atlantic piece looks at the militarization of domestic law enforcement.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Blog] Early Bird Tickets On Sale for Melbourne ProBlogger Event – #PBEVENT
    The majority of our speaker lineup is from Australia’s amazing blogging community (we have some innovative and entrepreneurial bloggers here) but we’re also flying in Chris Guillebeau to bring a little international flavour. Focus Upon Building Profitable Blogs. The focus of this year’s event will be much more upon monetization and building profitable blogs. We do have a limited number of sponsorship spots still available for brands wanting to reach out to the Australian blogging community (and beyond). Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Blog] #measurePR Recap (June 2015): Measuring Content
    We welcomed four stellar guests including the  Washington Business Journal ‘s  Jennifer Nycz-Conner , digital marketing brand strategist for V3B Shelly Kramer , founder of Red Shift Writers (and regular contributor to this blog!)  Dan Cohen , and the inimitable  Fay Shapiro of commPRO.biz. In line with our June theme (content! content! content!), the June #measurePR chat followed suit. With four great guests on hand, we began to chat about measuring content. As publisher@commPRO the mission=empower our community thru content. measurepr. A1 I’m a marketer. measurepr. My photo.
  • BARE FEET STUDIOS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [Blog] Social Web Bootcamp – Time to Get in the Game
    Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > News , Social Media , Speaking > Social Web Bootcamp – Time to Get in the Game Social Web Bootcamp – Time to Get in the Game by Roxanne Darling on October 26, 2009 Does it feel like 1999 all over again? Confused by all the hype surrounding blogs, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook? Then Social Web Bootcamp is for you. Everyone can be a publisher.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Blog] The Best Social Media Advice I Learned in Kindergarten
    ” A Facebook status update isn’t a blog post with a comments section; it’s not an invitation for your bile and vitriole. Social Media Controversies Addressed, Fresh Each Week. In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about LinkedIn’s recent marketing program whereby they sent emails to members announcing their profiles were in the top 10%, 5%, or 1% of all profiles viewed. excellent coverage about it from LinkedIn consultant Andy Foote ). As a marketing tactic, it’s an interesting case study. ”). Image from BigStock.com.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Blog] How 60 Seconds Could Change Your Life
    Why not invite readers of your blog/website to send in a 60 second video on how to improve the world or the part of the world you are compete in? Listening to podcasts is a wonderful simulator of ideas for me. recent addition to the list is one from the BBC called 60 Second Idea to Improve the World. What a wonderful idea for business. Why not invite your team to give a 60 second idea on how to improve the business process? Why not invite other functions to give a 60 second idea on how to improve the service they receive from you? Creativity 60 seconds thought leadership podcast bbc
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010
    [Blog] THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS….
    suspect many of my blog visitors will appreciate the following answer because of all the years you’ve spent in strategic marketing, sales and rainmaking. Perhaps there are certain lawyers or industry groups that would be great bloggers, and that are good educators, and great at replying to all comments on blogs, thus building relationships. Also, it’s great for people with multiple Tweeter accounts (like a personal one plus one for your blog). Gerry Oginski April 26, 2010 at 11:57 pm Hi Nancy, I just came across your blog post today. It depends on the firm.
  • THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Blog] HBR’s Makeover Needs a Makeover
    visit HBR every day (or used to) and in particular the HBR Blog network. Last month Harvard Business Review (HBR) announced they would be releasing a new makeover of the HBR web site. Last week the makeover was revealed and purely from a user’s perspective (is there any other perspective?) the new makeover needs a new makeover. Sorry. the makeover seemed to take away instead of adding value. Here are a few: The load time initially was beyond slow and many times it didn’t load. You have to upgrade your browser. In case HBR didn’t know I.E. 8.1 think not! What say you?
  • ATOM THOUGHT  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
    [Blog] How dotConverse Helped a Brewupub Regain it’s Reputation
    well known brewery&pub received a massive public back-lash owing to a guest’s blog write about the alleged poor experience at the property. This blog post became viral and users started writing negative. You all would have heard about the Lemp incident. It was a turning point for social media and service industry in India. Social Media Marketing
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
    [Blog] A Change In How I Send Out Information
    send out 1-2 blog posts a week (these!), Here’s what I am intending to do for the foreseeable next while: 1 blog post a week (unless I simply must blog again). Getting This Blog In Your Inbox Doesn’t Mean You Get My Newsletter. People will say, “I love that newsletter you wrote about _,” and I’ll think, “well, that was actually on the blog and not the newsletter,” but what I say back in every case is “hey thanks!” THIS IS MY BLOG and not my newsletter. Will that be better? Will that help? Thanks!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Blog] As Seen On TV - Media Hacking The Tube
    The subtle differences between a newspaper story, a magazine article, a book and a blog post goes away (a notion Seth Godin recently tackled in his The Domino Project Blog post, The end of paper changes everything ). How much disruption will the television industry face? New Media pundits made a big mistake when betting against television. Sure, the Internet has put the pain on media platforms like newspapers, magazines and radio, but television is still going strong. Is this always going to hold up? It's hard to tell. What is TV? Futurist's Media Manifesto. No more platforms.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Blog] Out of the Toy Box thinking
    Blogging Content Marketing Writing marketing brainstorming content creativity thinking differentlyWorking from home on my own business has a number of advantages. One is that the time and money spent on a daily commute can be used more effectively – especially as I can start work about 10 minutes after waking up! It also means I can spend more time with my family, which means clients get the work of a happier, more motivated person. And I’ve picked up some valuable lessons and advice.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
    [Blog] New laptop for the New Year
    Blogging gadgets technology intel core i3 laptop new laptop notebook r540 samsung ubuntuI hope you’ll forgive me a little self-indulgence to round out 2010. I don’t get sent any gadgets to test or review (That’s a hint, friendly PR types!), so it’s not often I get the experience the excitement of unboxing something fun. But having been the recipient of an unexpected contribution to a new laptop, I thought I’d make the most of it… Oh look, it's a box. And forgive the Christmas tablecloth!). And now it's a box with a manual inside. Ooooh shiny.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
    [Blog] Using the Power of Video
    Question of the week: Invite your Facebook fans, Twitter followers, blog readers, or customers to submit questions; then answer one every week via video. You can embed the video in a blog like we’ve done on Spin Sucks in the sidebar over there. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again…video is your best entrée to the online world. In a world where things fly by us at increasingly fast speeds, it’s important to put a face and voice with your e-mail address, Facebook page, Twitter account, and even company URL. Trust me when I say, at one time I didn’t see the need for video.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
    [Blog] Bloggers, Think for Yourselves: Reject the SEO Rumor-Mongers!
    This unsettled blog owners who were already uncertain about accepting contributions from strangers. Blog owners remained unconvinced. Blog owners, take heart: not everyone is just after an easy link. The reason link building is under fire is because certain methods (black blog networks, comment spamming, keyword stuffing) try to “game the system” and outsmart search engines. Guest posting is one link building strategy that does have the potential to add quality in terms of new, unique content for your blog from someone else’s point of view. Spammer! Black hat!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Blog] The Real-Time Web Welcomes Real-Time Advertising
    Just last week, The Wall Street Journal 's All Things Digital Blog had a news item titled, Twitter Ads Move Forward by Carving Up The Globe (March 24th, 2011). "If this strikes you as a common-sense must-have feature for any Web ad business-let alone one with Google-sized ambitions-you're right," stated the All Things Digital Blog post. It's too bad that Facebook and Twitter haven't quite figured out their unique advertising models yet. Also, it's important to note that most innovations only appear simple in hindsight. until now. Think about it this way. What is obvious?
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2008
    [Blog] Blogger: Redirecting
    Push-Button Publishing You're about to be redirected The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been checked for spam, viruses and other forms of malware. Yes No Home | Features | About | Buzz | Help | Discuss | Language | Developers | Gear Terms of Service | Privacy | Content Policy | Copyright © 1999 – 2010 Google
  • FEVER BEE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
    [Blog] A few thoughts about you
    We need your help to design every blog post, event, training course, workshop, book, and resource we develop for  an entire year. We really need to know more about you than we do today. If you’re in, please  click here  and tell us a few quick thoughts. It will take just 3 minutes of your limited time and will hopefully make a world of difference for our 13,000-strong audience. Thank you! – Rich. p.s. Final day to sign up for  FeverBee SPRINT , by current numbers I think it’s going to be the biggest community management event of the year.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [Blog] How to Introduce Social Media to Your Business
    Promoters are the users that like to share information – whether it’s recommending something via Twitter or their blog, if they come across something they like they will pass that information on. Fact – too many businesses still need to wake up and realize that social media is not “one of these Internet fads” that will disappear. Fact – because of this mindset, too many businesses are potentially missing out on extra business that could mean the difference between staying afloat and going under. So why the problem? This is where the cracks start to appear. Define Your Audience. Simple -.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
    [Blog] What the #measurePR Community Thinks of 2012
    We all agreed that Rebecca Denison put forth some really good practices in her blog post , and the theme bubbled up (champagne reference – I am *so* ready for the holidays) that planning is so critical for effective measurement. Jen Zingsheim guest-moderated last week’s #measurepr chat and provided the following recap and transcript. The #MeasurePR chat on December 6 was a free-wheeling smorgasbord of terrific measurement topics, from what the community thinks will be hot measurement trends next year to which free tools we love the most. New trends? Saying goodbye to bad habits?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Blog] Need a Job? Get LinkedIn
    Leveraging LinkedIn during your career transition is a blog topic that I’ve put off writing for quite some time because LinkedIn has written about from every angle and I wasn’t convinced that I could write anything about it that would be unique.  But, I’m going to give it a shot here.  As I talk with friends and former coworkers around the country I find myself sharing some of these tips and techniques repeatedly.  I hope this will be a valuable resource for anyone looking to make the leap into their next career. Start with about 40 companies.  VP Sales, XYZ Company).  You don’t need to.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Blog] My thoughts on Facebook’s commenting system
    You may want to keep Facebook personal, and use Twitter/LinkedIn/your blog or site as your professional reference. Blog comments have long been one way of creating community between bloggers, whether or not those comments are seo-friendly ‘do follow’ links or ‘no follow’ If someone posts a great comment on my site, I’d like them to get the small reward of a direct link to their site, if anyone wants to find out more. There are viable alternatives already out there – for instance Disqus, as used on this blog.
  • JOSH S PETERS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
    [Blog] How Johnnie made his own game
    Home About eBooks Social Media and Internet Marketing Speaking Twitter Says You Are Here: Home » Social Media » How Johnnie made his own game How Johnnie made his own game Written on October 28, 2009 by Josh Peters in Social Media 0 Comments - Leave a comment! Have you read Trust Agents (afl) by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith yet? If you haven’t you should go and pick up a copy today because it’s just plain brilliant. One of the keys points they talk about is making your own game. Doing things differently. Storytelling. If you don’t know what that is, figure it out.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
    [Blog] Moving Beyond the Social Customer into the Era of Customer Engagement
    To follow Paul’s thinking on this shift toward the Era of Customer Engagement, sign up for his updates on his own blog or on ZDNet.  We recently connected with Paul Greenberg , one of the most respected minds in marketing, technology and CRM (albeit for a short catch-up). Staring at the Social Customer Is Over. Paul was among the early advocates of the social customer, defined by him in one of his recent posts on ZDNet as “a technology savvy, peer trusting, highly demanding, relatively affluent customer who leverages the web for conversations that can impact business.” Mike Lewis.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Blog] Your Network and You: The Most Important Question
    What blogs are you reading? By consistently reading blogs such as Spin Sucks , you’re always learning and building relationships. want to know that you’re committed to making blogs a part of your routine. Here are a few blogs I want to make an effort to read more often: Communications Conversations by Arik Hanson. Guest post by Justin Goldsborough , who specializes in digital strategy and education at  Fleishman-Hillard Kansas City. Recently, I had the privilege of speaking to a group of communications and journalism students at the University of Missouri.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011
    [Blog] How to Find a Job on Twitter
    Weekends I like to encourage other peoples views and today's blog post was submitted by  Lenore Holditch , who specializes in writing about  top online colleges. It is a two part post - yesterday Lenore talked about how to find a job via Facebook and today Twitter. Similar with Facebook, most companies will set up Twitter accounts and will tweet news regarding their company, including info about their products and services. Just make sure that your expertise and other info is included in your bio (as well as a link to your LinkedIn account if you have one). Try typing in #engineerjobs.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [Blog] My Relationship ROI
    The SOBCon team has also put together a cool Blog It, Earn It promo to get a discount on registration (check it out here). Blogging Social media Liz Strauss Relationships SOBCon Terry Starbucker Photo "borrowed" from David Alston via Flickr. Liz Strauss is putting on a conference in May here in Chicago called SOBCon. If you’re not familiar, you can check out the site here and see what it’s all about. The Mechanized World. So much is automated now. There’s little you can’t do online anymore. You can pay your bills automatically. The Return.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011
    [Blog] Leveraging 101: Make the Most of Others’ Skills
    The funny thing about blogging is that many people give up too easily. They abandon their blogs because they don’t see the progress with it that they envisioned. Fiverr will definitely help you launch your new blog and get that needed traffic, but it’ll also save you time that you can spend writing valuable content for your blog. worked my behind off building up traffic to my blog. went blog hopping 100 times every day. Of course you’ll have to check the posts’ quality—they’re representing your blog, after all.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Blog] Interviews in Social Media Monitoring Book [link]
    have highlighted people in the ebook that also have contributed to my Social Media Analytics book that is coming out on August 19th (see sidebar of this blog for  more details. suggest everyone reading my blog go and  download  the Social Media Monitoring Book at  [link] and read it. I got word from Murray Newlands (www.affiliateheat.com) that his Social Media Monitoring eBook (free) is out and he’s interviewed me as part of the book.  Here’s a list of who is interviewed in the Social Media Monitoring eBook. This book is an introduction to Social Media Monitoring.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Blog] Contagion, Social Media, and Why Things Catch On
    Jeff brings to our attention this week an interview with Syncapse’s executive chief Michael Scissons published in a New York Times blog. Jonah Berger, Wharton @j1berger. Jonah Berger , Marketing Professor at the Wharton School , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss his bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch on , the science behind those viral marketing hits, and the importance of setting realistic and helpful goals with a viral marketing campaign. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Please Support Our Sponsors.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Blog] Stakeholders who are engaged online spend more with your organization.
    From this MUST READ blog post about the study : Social media leaders understand and appreciate the magnitude of the shift in customer empowerment and the opportunities and risks that these tools create. “Well, duh,”  I’m sure you’re saying. But as we all know, there are those out there in your organization so still need convincing.  So here are TWO STUDIES to share with them. 1. Bain and Company Report. “Early adopters are gaining real economic value from their investments in social media. As a result, they approach their social media efforts differently.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Blog] Google SERPs Say Instagram Post Made in 1970
    Take a look at the screen capture: It’s Instagram, and we all know that when you post on Instagram (and on a host of other sites) and make blog posts, the post date is typically shown in the search results. While searching Google today for a random search query, I noticed that the first search result was kind of odd. The Instragram post was a travel photo and it had nothing to do with the query that I just searched for. But that’s actually what didn’t surprise me. I’m not surprised by Google showing off-topic results for certain search queries. have no idea.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011
    [Blog] My Favourite Things.
    I often get asked what is my favourite blog, favourite podcast, favourite Engaging Brand interview.and I believe the answer can only be. The next blog I read, the next podcast I listen to.the next book I read, the next guest which is on The Engaging Brand. Because for me.the best thing that I will do is still to come, the best thing I is what I am going to do or create tomorrow. Because if I have learned from the past then my future must be better! The fact that all I will do, will be even better than what I have done.is why I just love the future! Marketing
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
    [Blog] Key Marketing Lessons from the MarketingExperiments Copywriting Contest
    Every year, we run a test like this with the MarketingExperiments blog audience and the audience of another marketing blog—in this case, Convince & Convert. As Bruce said in the blog post that launched this experiment, “Since 2013 we have grown from $800,000 a year to looking at over $2.7M The results are in. Last month, we asked you  to write the most effective copy for a Consumer Reports email in a way that could also test which value factors were most appealing to Consumer Reports donors. But first, a few lessons for you and a little more background. Results.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Blog] Use Humor and Ridiculousness to Reach Your Audience
    The video got attention in the New York Times Blogs and earned more than 200,000 views – not bad for a commercial for something with a two-year buying process that most people don’t even realize exists. Tim Washer, Cisco @timwasher. Tim Washer , Senior Marketing Manager in Social Media at Cisco , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss the value in making your customers laugh, how to spend less and storytell more, and bringing ridiculousness to big corporations. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Listen Now.
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
    [Blog] Crisis Management Series Reveals Planning Key to Damage Control
    A few weeks ago, I finished a series on crisis and issue management on My Creative Team’s blog. Key to managing issues is to be plugged into media and the environment in which your company does business. Be aware of what regulators such as government officials are doing, and understand that even though you may manage issues well, a crisis will happen. Here’s the six in a series on crisis and issue management: How To Plan For Issue Management And Successfully Engage The Marketplace. What’s The Difference Between An Issue, A Crisis And An Emergency. What To Expect in A Crisis.
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Blog] Friday 5: Best of Social PR Tips
    Facebook Marketing: 8 Tried & True Tips For Businesses : Firebelly’s 8-part Facebook For Business blog posts were among our most popular posts of 2011. LinkedIn Tips: A 12 Step Checklist for Optimizing Your Profile : In an ideal world, job seekers would be recruited for a position without having to send out hundreds of resumes, recruiters would quickly narrow their search  to a few relevant candidates, and throngs of customers would come to you and beg to do business with you. With LinkedIn, this ideal is quickly becoming a reality. Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more.
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