PAUL GILLIN | MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
[Blog] David Ferrucci on Building the World’s Smartest Computer
Live blogging Dr. David Ferrucci’s address to the IBM Watson University Symposium at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management. Example: In the category of Lincoln Blogs: “Treausre secy Chase just submitted this for the third time. Ferrucci was director of the IBM Watson project. Ferrucci tells a story about his daughter’s quote: “Interesting things are boring.” Because that was her frame of reference. Interesting things involve a lot of complexity that makes them boring (to people who aren’t explicitly interested in them). The Next Big Thing.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
[Blog] Listen to the Fifth Estate for Free
In addition to making the book available for free, the next few weeks include three live virtual appearances: Danny Brown’s blog this Thursday at 12 EST for a live chat. The first two promise to be wonky and fun ( see video on Danny’s blog ), and the latter webinar should help folks get down to brass tacks. In the past three days, Chapters 6 and 7 of Welcome to the Fifth Estate have been podcasted , completing the reading of the book. Welcome to the Fifth Estate is now available for listeners in its entirety for free. Below please find a list of podcast episodes.
ENGAGING BRAND | SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013
[Blog] Reciprocity - so easy to give so hard to refuse
It got me thinking why do I blog, why do I produce these little thoughts and ideas? 'On a gorgeous sunny day like this, there is nothing I enjoy more than a walk in the countryside. love the countryside, I love the calm.after a business week of work, meetings, travelling etc. walk allows you to talk, discuss life and take a timeout from your busy life. It gives you space to think about your life, your career, your business - to think about your own personal growth. Saturday is when I post a ''Bab''s Booster'' to get you thinking about life, to inspire personal growth. Sharing is easy.
ENGAGING BRAND | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
[Blog] 2012 Challenge for Social Media
we can blog, we can network, we can podcast.but how do we turn that connection into. Technology has come a long way fast.so fast I think us mere humans are only now starting to realise the impact that technology could have on our lives. The task for 2012 is that in technology, in social media. technology doesn't infuse life but life is infused through technology. Our test for our businesses is how do we deliver that greater human purpose? human rather than than a web experience? better world for us to live in - richer in connection? to deliver dreams to our customers door?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
[Blog] Why Your Business Needs to Be a FLOP
tell people all the time, “Look, if you want to have an effective blog. If you want a blog that gets traffic, be somebody’s favorite blog in the world. ” ( tweet this ) Figure out who the people are in the world who will say, “That is the best blog. Of the 500 million blogs out there, that’s the best one.” Promote my blog, promote the webinar, Facebook couldn’t care less. It’s 15 to 20 percent of my traffic on my website, on my blog comes from Twitter. It is called “Do It! June 5. So is sales.”
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
[Blog] 3 Angles to Create Magnetic Content with the Triangle of Relevance
For your content strategy or blogging calendar, create a table or spreadsheet with columns for each Triangle of Relevance angle. In my experience, this principle has proved invaluable in planning email subject lines, blog titles, and Twitter posts. Guest post from Angie Schottmuller , an interactive Jedi, e-commerce expert, and multi-channel strategist at Interactive Artisan. What makes online content great? Is there a tangible metric, or is it purely subjective? think it comes down to relevance. The more relevant the content appears, the more magnetic it becomes. User Interest.
SOSHABLE | FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
[Blog] Can Gamification Make You a Better Person?
To help you achieve faster results, Payoff offers handpicked tools and blog posts to help you along the way and supplies motivational tools like badges and even cash prizes to keep you on track. No matter who you are, it’s safe to say that there’s something about your life you’d like to improve. Whether it’s learning a new skill, saving more money or improving your health, one thing always rings true…the road that leads to achieving your goal is often a long and boring one. In this article, we take a look at a few companies that are using gamification to help you become a better person.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2011
[Blog] 5 Tips To Avoid New Job Burnout
But I think you forgot one tip - something along the lines of getting a good nights sleep, and not blogging at 4 a.m.! Shannon Pauls Very Official Blog Spin Sucks TopRank Online Marketing Blog Writing Boots - David Murray Love WUL? Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox. And you take responsibility for your comments - just as this is my blog, those are your comments, not mine. If you are, you have beaten the odds, and my hat is off to you! It’s always tough when you have to move to a typical 9-5 work day when you’re not used to it. Off we went.
TWIST IMAGE | THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
[Blog] The New Face Of Content Marketing
He responds to almost all of the inputs he gets (from tweeting to leaving comments on blogs) and created a tiny tempest in a teapot last week by declaring that he plans on, "tripling down" on content - because doubling down doesn''t begin to describe how important he thinks it is," according to the Forbes article, Why Gary Vaynerchuk''s New Social Media Strategy Should Change The Way You Do Business. 'How much content is too much content when it comes to a brand? It''s a slippery slope for most brands when it comes to their engines of content creation. if you''re lucky). brand.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
[Blog] 7 Tricks for Successful Social Media Branding
At the very top of the site, you’ll notice that these guys even have a blog. Written from the perspective of the logo character’s wife, the Mrs. Rooter Blog is compiled of several entries with tips to help customers keep their plumbing systems running smoothly. 'An essential part of branding a business is developing and maintaining an online presence. Your business probably already has several social media pages up and running. But are they leveraged to brand your business the way you want them to? Find Your Followers. Photo by Geralt. Learn to Keep it Consistent.
BILL HARTZER | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
[Blog] Name.com Caught Hijacking Non-Existent Subdomains
It seems as though Name.com is apparently proud that they make money this way , as they detail in their blog post. Name.com has been caught hijacking non-existent subdomains in an effort to send the traffic to domain parking pages–where they make money from the clicks. According to Jonathan, he had gotten frustrated with Godaddy’s practice of displaying their standard parking pages full with ads. So, Jonathan explains that he moved his domain names over to Name.com. But that’s where things get kind of sketchy. while still showing the domain name. This is nothing new.
BILL HARTZER | TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
[Blog] Social Media Job Opening: Social Media Manager in Dallas Texas
– Experience with but not limited to blogging, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, and more. Here at Standing Dog , we have a job opening (an immediate need) for a social media manager. If you have lots of great experience managing social media accounts in the Travel, Real Estate, and Entertainment industries, then you might be interested in applying for this open position. Here is the official job description. You can get in touch with me for more information or apply through LinkedIn. Social Media Manager at Standing Dog. Requirements.
BILL HARTZER | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
[Blog] Report: Two Thirds of Small Businesses Plan to Increase Email and Social Media Marketing Spend in 2010
Report Ranks Reputation and Exposure of Brands Across News and Social Media Across the Internet, in news, blogs, tweets and other social. VerticalResponse recently did a survey to find out how small businesses planned on spending their marketing dollars in 2010. Over 800 small businesses were surveyed, each business having less than 500 employees. There were some vast differences between how money will be spent on email marketing and social media versus spending on banner advertising and search engine marketing (SEM). From the survey, 74.1% Only 3.8% On a side note, 79.6% Digg this!
BILL HARTZER | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
[Blog] Search Engine Optimization: Is Social Sharing the Next Link Building?
We’re sharing our favorite URLs of stories, news articles, blog posts, and funny pictures and videos with each other. I just finished reading an interesting TechCrunch article about how Google has upgrade Google Reader, making it more visual. What’s interesting to me, as a search engine optimization expert and online marketer, is not the fact that Google has upgrade Google Reader. It is, after all, pretty cool stuff. No wonder Google wants more bandwidth in the United States, right? Google wants to be in the sharing game as well. Oh really? I’ve seen it before.
ONE SOCIAL MEDIA | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
[Blog] Social Media is for EVERYONE! : Old Spice Proved It
We also built them a blog and optimized their Youtube channel among other things. We recently started working with Ergo Office Seating , an office chair supplier from San Jose California. Ergo supplies furniture dealers with high-end ergonomic office chairs, they don’t sell directly to the consumer. Keep that in mind. Ergo started their Facebook page and Twitter accounts from scratch. We made sure that Ergo’s slogan was represented across their designs, in their content and through their voice. In short, we have a well rounded brand rocking social media.
LAUREL PAPWORTH | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
[Blog] Rockyou fined and social media implications
My identity can’t be stolen – I only have to Facebook, Tweet, blog or point to a YouTube video or Flickr photo to show who I am. Online social gaming company, Rockyou with 32 million gamers, and $129,000,000 of funding, got fined $250,000 for revealing the usernames and passwords of their online community members, and putting at risk their webmail (Gmail, Yahoo etc) accounts. Oh and they fibbed about their security, compromised by a hack that’s been around ten years. That would be us. The only things produced in social media sites are members (members produce the rest).
ENGAGING BRAND | FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
[Blog] 6 Reasons NOT to do social media
Blog powered by TypePad Member since 04/2006 Search Connect with me on Social Media Training Hire me Subscribe in a reader Recent Posts Show 303 - The New Social Learning Concept How Not to Become Boring. The Engaging Brand Home Podcast Online Social Media Training Speaking Contact & Bio Subscribe/RSS « Show 279 - Jack Trout on Marketing | Main | Show 280 - The Challenges of B2B Marketing » 6 Reasons NOT to do social media I work a lot with businesses who want to know more about social media and you can assess early whether it will work for them. Engaging Brand Podcast
ENGAGING BRAND | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
[Blog] Social media can be your brand trigger!
Blog powered by TypePad Member since 04/2006 Search Connect with me on Social Media Training Hire me Subscribe in a reader Recent Posts Show 303 - The New Social Learning Concept How Not to Become Boring. The Engaging Brand Home Podcast Online Social Media Training Speaking Contact & Bio Subscribe/RSS « Show 301 - How Risky is Risk | Main | Show 302 - How Imitation Compliments Innovation » Social media can be your brand trigger! Social media is a wonderful way of expressing your brand personality. Consumers experience products and services. Tips When You Find Thinking Hard!
VIPER CHILL | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
[Blog] ViperChill Monthly Report 12 (The Last One Ever)
guest blogging: 160. “guest blogging : 151. Well, I will be doing a report every six months or so, but this is the last one I’ll publish monthly. As of October 17th 2010, it will have officially been one year since I relaunched ViperChill. should finish the year with just over 10,000 subscribers , which isn’t a small feat (any blogger will attest to that). I’m going to write a post in a few days which looks over the year as a whole, but for now I want to concentrate on the traffic stats and other figures for September. Overall Traffic. Visits : 45,243.
JEFF ESPOSITO | MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010
[Blog] Real-Time Twitter use by Wheat Thins
You can also subscribe to the blog to ensure you receive the latest posts. « Previous Post Next Post » [link] Tweets that mention Real-Time Twitter use by Wheat Thins | Jeff Esposito’s Blog — Topsy.com [.] blog comments powered by Disqus Stay connected Recent Posts Can influence be bought? Home About Archives Press Clips Suggested Reading Real-Time Twitter use by Wheat Thins Written on July 5, 2010 by Espo in Twitter , Viral Video I saw this video kicking around Twitterville and needed to share. Enjoy this post? Thanks for visiting! Unported License.
JEFF ESPOSITO | THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
[Blog] Cartoon of the day
You can also subscribe to the blog to ensure you receive the latest posts. « Previous Post Next Post » [link] Tweets that mention Cartoon of the day | Jeff Esposito’s Blog — Topsy.com [.] blog comments powered by Disqus Stay connected Recent Posts Can influence be bought? Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Cartoon of the day Written on August 19, 2010 by Espo in Cartoon of the Day Enjoy this post? Share your thoughts in the comments below or with your own networks. Thanks for visiting! Comment - Leave a comment!
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY | WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
[Blog] Reverse Mentoring is All About Screwing in the Lightbulb before.
jillvialet and I have begun working together [link to post] – Posted using Chat Catcher [link] jillvialet (Jill Vialet) Twitter Comment Just had my first reverse mentoring session with @eakimberly Screwing in the Lightbulb before Flipping the Switch [link to post] – Posted using Chat Catcher blog comments powered by Disqus « Previous Entries Next Entries » Popular Comments Featured Tags Identify the Right People to Manage Your Social Media Initiatives The Evolution of the Social Media Evangelist Twenty Theses for Government 2.0, Government 2.0 Turns out, Web 2.0
ARI HERZOG | TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
[Blog] Hello Facebook and Goodbye Rules
Stacy understood where I came from and admitted she was not writing about folks like me, but about other people, as she elaborated in this response: They are not elected officials, they don’t have high-volume blogs like yours, they are not celebrities even in the most minor sense, and they have no real reason to have a fan page other than to make themselves feel better about themselves. If you search this blog for the word Facebook, you’ll see numerous results about the social networking site. Some people read this blog and want to befriend its writer. No more.
BILL HARTZER | TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
[Blog] Why Do Customers Tattoo Themselves with the Brands They Love?
Report Ranks Reputation and Exposure of Brands Across News and Social Media Across the Internet, in news, blogs, tweets and other social. By BJ Bueno , guest author. Harley-Davidson , Nike , Playboy, Coca-Cola , VW , and Apple logos have been permanently etched into the skins of customers worldwide. Why do they do it? Why do these raving fans, or Brand Lovers, scorch their bodies with a company’s mark? And what can marketers and brand managers learn from them? Why do bikers brand Harley’s flaming eagle onto their arms? Tattoos were once considered counter-cultural in America. Digg this!
WRITTENT BLOG | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
[Blog] Inbound Marketing vs. Content Marketing – What’s the Difference?
typical inbound marketing strategy may include content creation and distribution, via blogging, social media and email marketing, in order to generate, nurture, and close leads. We feel the infographic below does a pretty good job of putting the idea into pictures: Image credit : blogging. Blogs, eBooks, and whitepapers to improve your SEO, and engagement on your social media channels. Will you publish it to the web, in guest blogs, email newsletters , or social media? Caution. You’ve just unwittingly stepped into one of the fiercest marketing debates today.
ENGAGING BRAND | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
[Blog] Do you think deeply enough about your customers?
That these exchanges can only be made not through tweeting but connecting, not by blogging about yourself but by entertaining, educating or informing the reader, not by shouting but by listening and not by writing about who you are but by demonstrating who you are. 'The marketplace is wider. The marketplace is bigger. Two facts which are indisputable. However, sometimes in social marketing we can concentrate on the wider and bigger of the consumer market rather than understanding the depth of the market. Depth in social marketing is understanding.
DAVE FLEET | MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
[Blog] Book Review: Engage!
Solis’ blog posts are often lengthy affairs, so this won’t be a surprise to anyone familiar with his work. When I put together my reading list for 2010, I included Putting the Public Back in Public Relations by the prolific Brian Solis as one of my 2010 “must reads. Surprisingly, though, it turned out not to be the first of his books I read this year. The good folks over at Wiley sent me a review copy of his latest book, Engage! which I’ve just finished reading. Engage! How comprehensive? This fits with the target audience – Engage! Engage!
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
[Blog] Auto Direct Messages on Twitter are Driving Me Mad
Read more Social Media News via the Soshable Blog. I get it, you want to make an impression when someone first follows you on Twitter or you want to spam them with a link you actually think they are going to click, well here is a tip… they aren’t. hate to be a bubble buster, but the majority of savvy Twitter users do not want you to auto DM them, in fact it would be a million times better if you took the time to tweet to them to say a quick hello and leave the link out of it. Okay so as I take a deep breath I ask of those who feel the same, do auto-DM’s bug you as much as me?
FRESHNETWORKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
[Blog] Digital trends round-up August 2014
To find out more about iBeacons and the use cases for the technology, check out our blog post on the subject. 'Each month we bring you the FreshMinds Digital Business Update – a summary of innovations , new technologies and the latest digital trends to help you navigate todays fast-paced, tech-enabled world. This month we’re looking at the Co-op’s tech-enabled trolleys, Facebook’s ’Buy’ button, easyJet’s iBeacon trial and Westpac’s plans for an augmented reality banking app. easyJet trials iBeacons in the UK and France.
LOUIS GRAY | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
[Blog] OneTrueFan Reaches Second Base With New Site & Badges
One Of My Fanned Sites, Google, With My Stats As a site owner ( see this blog's OTF page ), I can now see who else is a fan of the site, having accrued 20 points or more, and who is sharing content from the site. My favorite and most useful browser extension in the world is OneTrueFan. The site just revamped with a major refresh of its offering, helping to quickly surface user statistics, history, fanned sites, and like many services, earned badges. OneTrueFan's data on my Web browsing history is exhaustive. And I've gotten to Second Base with 89 separate domains. Cool, I think.
WISDOM LONDON | TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
[Blog] Gah! We've #hijackedthehashtags! « Wisdom London
PS I considered writing this whole comment as a hashtag – but then realised it would have been impossible to read #suchafool Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Blog at WordPress.com. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « Do You Know A Good Thing When You See It? Series of Experiments in Social Media » Gah! We’ve #hijackedthehashtags! Ah, hashtags. They used to be these handy little things for adding context and metadata to our tweets. How diligently we hashtagged keywords, events, names, products, brands. We knew what was important. How quaint!
WISDOM LONDON | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
[Blog] Brand Series: Drew Creative on brand
Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Blog at WordPress.com. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « Brand series: Gap is bigger than a logo Experiments in Social Media Number 3, Part 2: Rationing Twitter » Brand Series: Drew Creative on brand By Jill Ruthenberg This first week of our October brand series, we’ve asked a few experts to tell us their take on brand. First up I got to speak to Elle Moss, founder of Drew Creative Branding. They are a rather cool and very successful branding agency and creative partner to Wisdom London. You must tell a story.
SOCIALFISH | TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011
[Blog] Link Love Monthly: Best of February 2011
How to Manage a Volunteer Led Blog that Rocks (Allyson Kapin). Beautiful Event Website Design: 10 Inspiring Example s (Event Manager Blog). Here’s a monthly selection of links to some of the most interesting posts that we’ve read and shared over the last 30 days. These kinds of posts are what inform our own writing here at SocialFishing; hope you’ll dip in and out at your leisure! Toolbox. ifttt: If This, Then That: Useful and Simple Life Scripting (Louis Gray). Best Practices for Maximizing Mobile App Revenue (GigaOm). Priya Ramesh). ReadWriteWeb). Datalicious.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
[Blog] 6 Content Marketing Tools Your Brand Should Be Using
For instance, a fashion brand might create an ÜberFlip hub that features blog posts, videos, photos and other content about a particular collection. 'As more brands recognize the power of content marketing, we’re seeing some awesome new ways to create, curate, discover and share content across the Web. Let’s take a look at six ways your brand can implement some of the hottest content marketing tools now. Curate Content from the Web – LookBookHQ. Smart marketers will combine both original and curated content to engage their audiences. Marketing Automation Platforms (MAPs).
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
[Blog] The Ugly Truths About Social Media
You have to get involved not only in posting good contents in your blog but you also need to get engaged in social communities and be interested to other things that can attract more new clients. 'In our technological advanced society, social media has changed how people do business online. It offers so many opportunities that sometimes people overlook its flaws and forget its limitations. Yes, social media is a powerful tool to market a brand and this is a fact. But behind those beautiful truths about the power of social media, there are ugly truths behind it. Social media is free .
BILL HARTZER | MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
[Blog] Top 10 Public Relations Blunders for 2012
Photo courtesy Inforum Blog. I always look forward to the end of the year. Not only is it a great time to look back at all of the good things that happened during the past year, but it’s also a great time to look at your mistakes, and the mistakes that other companies in your industry have made: so I don’t make the same mistakes. Every year Fineman PR puts out their list of the top public relations blunders. ve posted this for the past few years. So, here is this year’s list, the top ten public relations blunders of 2012. Pink Ribbon Pink Slip. When Susan G. That’s Progressive? ers?”.
FEVER BEE | SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014
[Blog] Building Peer Groups Allows Members To Achieve Positive Distinctiveness
Take blogging for example. Some people blog for career advancement. Most people blog to be seen in a unique, positive, way among their peers. 'This is a term you've seen several times here. Positive distinctiveness drives most of the participation we see in communities. Some participate for fun, some to help, some to get help, a few for money, but the vast majority participate to achieve positive distinctiveness. This means they participate because they want to be seen as unique, in a good way, among those they consider their peers.
SPIN SUCKS | SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
[Blog] Are Digital Devices Making Us Less Creative? | Spin Sucks
17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. By Molli Megasko | Email | Print | 10 Comments | In a follow-up to Gini Dietrich’s video post discussing Angelica Colantuoni’s idea of “unplugging,” I thought this article from the New York Times , “ Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime ”, related.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
[Blog] Making Contact: How You Deliver Your Content Matters
'If you are reading this blog post, you probably already know that content can be a valuable tool for attracting and retaining great customers. To read his other articles, check out his content marketing blog or follow him on Twitter @kevinrcain. In fact, you may already be dedicating the time and resources it takes to create high-impact content that’s not only designed to resonate with your target audience, but that’s also inherently useful. Great, we are all on the same page, right? Not necessarily. Let’s be honest, a few tweets just won’t do. Other Websites You Can Control.
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
[Blog] Is The Next New Digital Thing Something Physical?
was reading the Gadgetwise blog on The New York Times and came across the news item, Batman's New Perch Above Gotham: Your iPad. Virtual goods are one thing. Brands are still stuck on the physical. My mind went wandering. It was all about a new game/toy/app from Mattel called, Apptivity. For about twenty bucks you get two toys (in this case, one is Batman and the other one is his flying machine from The Dark Knight Rises movie) and the downloadable app/game. The toys can glide over the iPad screen without doing any damage. Souvenirs, novelties, party tricks. But, we still like things.
JACOB MORGAN | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009
[Blog] What is Enterprise 2.0? The Basics
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER What is Enterprise 2.0? blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0, If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. Some of you may have heard the term “Enterprise 2.0″ Think back to 1999 when websites were static HTML pages. Adoption?
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
[Blog] 5 New Books That Every Marketer Must Read (That Aren't About Marketing)
There is a world of great new thinking out there (and yes, it's longer than a tweet and longer than an average blog post) that has nothing to do with marketing or growing your business. Looking for something good to read this weekend? If you happen to be lucky enough to have some free time (who does?) and you're looking for something interesting to read, something that will help you get ahead at your job or something that will give you additional skills where you may have been lacking, then here's a suggestion: don't read another marketing book. Surprised by this answer? Don't be.
THE WAY OF THE WEB | SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2011
[Blog] Seth Godin’s ‘Poke The Box’…
It’s a project that I wholeheartedly support as an example of someone going out to do something different and disruptive, rather than just talking about it… My review of Poke the Box by Seth Godin: Like most people with any interest in digital marketing, I’ve been reading Seth Godin’s books and blog as a fan for several years now. For instance, he’s avoided Twitter for various reasons and disabled comments on his blog, but was actively involved in a closed social network created for purchases of his Tribes book, for example. At just £5.49
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
[Blog] ProBlogger Training Event: A Last Release of Early Bird Tickets Today
What : 20+ sessions of content on many aspects of building profitable blogs, networking events, a digital pass (audio recordings of the event) and much more. Topics that we’ve got in our soon to be released schedule include: Building Community and Deepen Reader Engagement on Your Blog. Blog Design and User Experience. How to Build an Editorial Strategy for your Blog. What Product to Sell from Your Blog. Using Video on Your Blog – Creating, Editing and Publishing. The Nuts and Bolts of Selling Products From Your Blog. About the Event.
JEFF ESPOSITO | MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
[Blog] Happy to be a statistic
You can also subscribe to the blog to ensure you receive the latest posts. That’s quite the blog post! Glad you’re still alive to blog about it -even with an arm that was run over!! blog comments powered by Disqus Stay connected Recent Posts Can influence be bought? Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Happy to be a statistic Written on August 30, 2010 by Espo in Life Usually when I think of statistics, I think of a faceless number that a company uses to prop up a product or service. Enjoy this post? Thanks for visiting!
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009
[Blog] Focus on the good when the going gets tough
mentioned it in a blog and it snowballed into a ground swell of donations, thanks to Sandra, Lolly, and Gingerleigh, as well as other GOLOers that donated. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl? I am sharing it because these are the types of comments we have to relish.
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2009
[Blog] Engaging the Audience: A Presentation by Angela Connor
The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl? Blog at WordPress.com. It’s the presentation I gave at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism a few days ago. I have not viewed it in it’s entirety because if I do, I’ll never post it. So here you go. del.icio.us
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
[Blog] Eating Dog Food
parallel can be drawn to blogging in the 2015 era. Just like I wouldn’t over rely on a blog today, I still think blogging is part of the mix. So I blog once a week just to eat my own dog food. You won’t find these tips on a blog! 'Sometimes you have to do things because they are right, even though you don’t want to. yielded to staff pressure last week, and committed resources to doing more with our Tenacity5 Media social media accounts. We have to eat our own dog food here. Why not engage in social before now? Walk the Talk.
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
[Blog] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Chel Wolverton
She can be found on Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn , Google+ , Instagram , Pinterest , and her blog (which she promises me she’s going to revitalize). 'By Gini Dietrich I met Chel Wolverton on The Twitters a few years ago. She always struck me as someone who is not only smart and savvy, but someone who really gets it. You know the type. The person who can take theory and actually make it work (which, unfortunately, is something not many people can do). And then I had the sheer pleasure of meeting her in person earlier this year…and gosh darnit! was right! Trust takes time.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
[Blog] Is attention all its cracked up to be?
And do you know why I include pictures in my blogs? I’m reading Seducing the Subconscious by Robert Heath. It’s an interesting book, which looks at the argument that attention is what makes advertising successful and suggests that low levels of attention are actually better for advertising as opposed to focused attention. From what I’ve read so far, as well as my own experiences, I’m inclined to agree with the author. I’ve never had much faith in advertising, mainly because so much of it is so inane and kooky that I wonder how anyone can take it seriously.
ENGAGING BRAND | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
[Blog] The Only Secret You Need to Make Profit
'Read most marketing or business blogs and the word value will appear at some point.but what is value? In a sense it is one of those words that we all know what it means to us, however it is difficult to define. It strikes me that for something so core to being successful in both business and our personal lives, we need to learn more about value and give it a meaning that we can strive to achieve? Let Bob explain how I see value. Now if we take that value equation and translate it to everything that we do.on it is a outcome from the goal of making the world better for those around you.
ARI HERZOG | FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
[Blog] Find Your Critics and Befriend Them
I’m fond of telling organizations who question whether they should allow negative comments on their blogs that their questioning is faulty. Invite them to the next press conference, connect with them on LinkedIn, and let them add comments on your blog. There is a stigma in our society that we only are friends with people who make us laugh and cry. We’d rather befriend people who have drinks with us, remember our birthdays, and know when something is wrong without our needing to say anything. But you know who you should also befriend? Your critics. No related posts.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
[Blog] Learning About Creativity
Freedom Is Blogging In Your Underwear - Hugh MacLeod. I'm sure there is some kind of link between the freedom of blogging in your underwear and doing the work that really matters in your life. freedom is blogging in your underwear. There must be something in the air. While I am no Julien Smith when it comes to reading books , I am doing my best to maintain a high pace of book reading. consider myself a creative-type, but I'm often fascinated with both where ideas comes from and if there's anything I can do to help myself come up with even bigger ideas. arianna huffington.
SOCIALFISH | MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
[Blog] Advancing Nonprofits’ Missions With Storify and Quora – How MomsRising and charity: water Have Used These Tools for Success
Storify is much like other blog platforms like WordPress, but has an added emphasis on curation. 'With so many social media tools capturing the attention of nonprofit organizations, how should nonprofits decide which tools are the best investment of their time and personnel? Some tools, like Facebook and Twitter, are are a given – but in the case of new social media platforms that continue to emerge and evolve, which tools should community managers and marketing staff focus on? Here’s how. MomsRising Expands Twitter Efforts With Storify Implementation.
SOCIALFISH | THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
[Blog] Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech
Check out the NCWIT’s website and blog here. NextGen Tech Women is an effort organized by our friends Danny Brown , Geoff Livingston , Kami Watson Huyse , Allyson Kapin , and Julie Pippert. They are hoping to raise $25,000 between now and May 5, 2011 to support the next generation of women technologists. Can you (or your association) help? Individual and corporate donations are welcomed. In its fifth year now, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing has grown to a combined national and affiliate program. Here’s more info on recent awardees. Names to watch!! Notre dame.
SOCIALFISH | FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
[Blog] Online & mobile disaster relief efforts for Japan
Twitter’s Hope140 blog provides information on Twitter-related resources. There was a question on an ASAE listserve last week from a Japanese AMC looking for online/mobile examples of what associations and nonprofits could do to help with Japanese relief efforts following the earthquake a couple of weeks ago. I scoured my Reader and fired off a few links (including some about social networks and tech companies and startups); and it seemed like a good idea to repost them here with a couple of additional ones I’ve seen since. More analysis and info from Beth Harte here ).
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
[Blog] Treadmill Desk and Multi-tasking
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 miles/day (approximately) whenever I’m home is a net positive. 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. affiliate).
TWIST IMAGE | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
[Blog] Podcasting About Podcasting With Neville Hobson
This past week, I wrote a Blog post titled, The Selfish Art of Podcasting. blogging. Episode #230 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Well, if there's one episode that I can point to as an example of that kind of selfishness, this one would be it. While visiting London for less than 24-hours a few weeks back, I was thrilled to finally meet Neville Hobson in person for breakfast. I've been connected to Neville for almost six years now, but we've never met in our "protein forms" (as I like to call it). facebook.
SOSHABLE | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
[Blog] Myspace Trying To Make A Comeback!
Original article about the new Myspace posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Myspace Has a New Look! Facebook has become so entrenched as the social media leader, it’s difficult to imagine any new threats emerging…but what about old threats? What about long forgotten ancients, stirring from their slumber and rising from the sea to reclaim their throne? In the world of social media this may be happening right now. What about Myspace? Well, it turns out sexy isn’t the only thing Justin Timberlake is bringing back. This does two things exceptionally well. Will anyone care?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
[Blog] How to Be the Architect of a Passionate Community
Being a resource can mean that you focus on sharing relevant content from your industry (this is a great tactic for a new blog or website) or sharing information about your product. How to Be the Architect of a Passionate Community is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Recently, I was lucky enough to give a talk at Syracuse University during their #140cuse conference on building cause-passionate armies. Since that talk though, I’ve started thinking about rooting that back to general community/social media management.
SCOTT GOULD | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
The post Grey appeared first on Scott's Blog. 'Grey. Is ok. It’s where the learner plays. How the growing toddler says. When leaders make mistakes. And turn them into breaks. The base the designer makes. Without grey we’re fakes. Without grey we’re complaints. Pretending to be completes. In grey we trial and tweak. Beauty in tragedy will speak. Where an artist is forced to meet. With tension’s blessed leaks. writer’s made to think. An artist finds a link. Grey is a playwright’s ink. For life is not neat. Drama’s made from heat. But grey.
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
[Blog] Respond like the whole world is watching
didn’t bash the woman but I did indicate in my reply that I was going to remove the blog from the homepage immediately, investigate further and remove her from the community completely if she was running a scam. Well, the member who emailed me posted my entire response in a blog warning the community to be leery about the woman in question. 'In the world of social communications, some things just never change. Below is a post from March 2009, and I am sharing it verbatim because it still rings true today. Do I want the whole world to see this? How you might ask? news and updates
KIKOLANI | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
[Blog] How to Price Your Services and Earn What You’re Worth
If you choose not to pay but love the book, consider sharing it with other freelancers, consultants, and people who struggle with pricing in their business by writing a review on your blog or sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, etc. 'Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review for a book that I really enjoyed reading and got some great ideas from. I’m publishing this review because I know you will get value from it as well! One of the things many freelancers and small businesses struggle with, myself included, is pricing. How do you determine how much to charge for your services? Busines
BILL HARTZER | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
[Blog] BREAKING NEWS: Duane Forrester is No Longer Sr. Product Manager – Webmaster Outreach at Bing
On his blog, Duane posted: Microsoft announced changes within the structures of several groups in the company. 'My good friend Duane Forrester, Senior Product Manager – Webmaster Outreach at Bing, has just announced that he was “reorganized” out of his job as the head Webmaster Liaison at Bing.com. My group was affected, and while I have natural concerns for my own future, I am now faced with saying goodbye to some talented friends and coworkers. More to come… The post BREAKING NEWS: Duane Forrester is No Longer Sr. Thanks a lot. Thanks for showing breaking news.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
[Blog] Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture
Yet we’re not writing blog posts about Nielsen being an abomination. Other than signing book deals, the favorite sport of the social media punditry these days seems to be bashing Klout. The pugilists are plentiful, and appear to be trying to win a merit badge for dismissiveness. The most recent example was from B2B social media thinker Paul Gillin who wrote a post unveiling the flaws in Klout’s ranking scheme. Gillin is sharp enough to see the underlying challenge of trying to attach a number to something as amorphous as online influence, and point it out to his readers.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY | MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
[Blog] Will I See You at the Gov 2.0 Expo?
APAN has file sharing applications, wikis, blogs and calendaring tools to coordinate schedules. If you’re interested in learning more about APAN, talk to Walton Smith at the Expo or learn more on Bill Ives’ blog here. Users can connect with other first responders, create and join communities, create, share and edit documents, blogs, and discussions. Guide Social Media and the Next Generation I Started a Blog But No One Cared The Public Doesnt Need to Know What Gov 2.0 web20 wiki Have This Blog Sent to Your Email! Government 2.0 The U.S. The Whole.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
[Blog] Scale or Say No
We have blogged, checked-in, and tweeted ourselves into this position, one we wanted from the outset. Book smarts will only get you so far, much less a blog post. In addition, I remain committed to blog four or five times a week. There’s a growing symphony of voices from our more well known friends that publicly demands cash for time, whether that be for a call, a lunch or a day. The underlying tone of these statements is anger towards frequent requests for time from their communities. But in reality, this problem should not be pushed back onto the community.
ARI HERZOG | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
[Blog] Looking Back at 6 Months of Tweeting
Sometimes I turn an inspiring tweet into a fuller blog post. The 440 people and organizations I am following on Twitter today is progressively growing. Check my Twitter profile tomorrow and the number will likely be increased. My tweeting is changing. With more people and their updates appearing in my news feed, I tend to click the “reply” button more frequently and press the “retweet” button more often to share noteworthy thoughts and links with my online community. But I wasn’t as active in recent months as I am today. It got boring. sought diversity.
BARE FEET STUDIOS | MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010
[Blog] Social Media Club Hawaii Celebrates Ma Ka Hana Ka ?Ike
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 > Aloha , HowTo , News , Social Media > Social Media Club Hawaii Celebrates Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke Social Media Club Hawaii Celebrates Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke by Roxanne Darling on January 4, 2010 About a year ago I founded the Hawaii Chapter of the Social Media Club. One of the first goals we had was to get the word out in the community about our organization.
FRESHNETWORKS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
[Blog] Drupal Commons: Interview with Jay Batson of Acquia
The survey, conducted in May this year, found that 38% percent of respondents actively participate in social media, such as Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter , forums and blogs. The Chief Executive, Andy Golding, writes his own blog offering his views on Saffron news and the industry as a whole, as we all communicating with Saffron’s members and staff, in order to develop a level of transparency. Our next blog post will look at the risks and regulations surrounding the use of social media in the financial services industry and what the future holds for the sector.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
[Blog] The Lance Armstrong Effect
micro blogging. Much has been said about Lance Armstrong lately. Not much has been said by Lance Armstrong, himself. It used to be easy to lay low, even if you were a celebrity. But, in the world of the real-time Web, mobile devices, Twitter , Facebook updates, YouTube videos and the like, what once was a brand's most powerful tool to communicate directly with consumers, suddenly becomes its worst nightmare. Last Friday night, Armstrong took the stage at Livestrong' s 15th anniversary event. " The silence online is deafening. He hasn't sent out a message since October 12th. Be open.
TWIST IMAGE | SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011
[Blog] The Question Of Quora
It's also a place that is not limited to 140 characters or being mixed in with a personal profile page or a Blog that sits within a walled garden. When someone asks, "what's the next Twitter ?" " more often than not, there is not a response. Over the past few years the answer has been, " Foursquare , Gowalla or Groupon " until recently. Over the past little while, a new online platform has been gaining ground, momentum and attention. It's called Quora. At it's core, Quora is a question and answer service. Anyone can post a question and anyone can answer it.
JACOB MORGAN | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
[Blog] How The Motley Fool Became the #1 Company in America to Work For
Motley Fool Public Blog. Links from the episode: Motley Fool Motley Fool Public Blog Podcast future of work motley fool podcast 'Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes. Click Here to Subscribe via RSS Feed (non-iTunes feed). link]. The one stat you need to know. According to a new report by the Conference Board, the New York-based nonprofit research group, some 54.6% liked their physical environment in 1987 versus 56.4% today, and 54.7% liked their equipment in 1987, compared to less than a percentage point more today, 55.2%. What this episode is about and why you should care.
WEB METRICS GURU | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
[Blog] SEO enablement for Ajax websites and Social Media Monitoring
I tend to find interesting angles for things that I read and more and more, things I’m going to write about in my book ( I’ll have a website/blog up for the social media analytics book shortly where readers can give me feedback on ideas I’m developing to write about ). With that in mind I read a post yesterday on How To: Allow Google to Crawl your AJAX Content in JaTin’s blog that perked my interest because Google had actually solved the problem for content developers but most people probably aren’t even aware of it. escaped_fragment=seattle/hotels.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013
[Blog] 17 Favorite Science Fiction Works
An inescapable science fiction masterpiece, anyone who reads this blog can imagine Gibson’s Neuromancer. 'Image source: Aumanack Diversão sem limite. After reading last week’s post on science fiction , Erin Feldman asked me to suggest a few books in the genre. Of course, I was delighted. So here are my favorite science fiction books (and trilogies) of all time. You’ll see they span sub genre and era. 1) The Diamond Age (Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer) by Neal Stephenson. And those with the most advantages may have the largest handicaps. Check it out. loved it!
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
[Blog] A Social Media Etiquette Guide You Might Find Useful
Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Landry. What do you think of when you hear the word etiquette? For most people, the term conjures up images of a relative telling them to chew with their mouth closed, or to take their elbows off the table. So what does it mean when it’s applied to social media? In general terms, etiquette is a set of guidelines on how to behave properly around other people. The simplest way to avoid this problem is to read over your posts before pressing publish. Social Media Etiquette Guide You Might Find Useful.
BRASS TACK THINKING | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
[Blog] Judgment Day: Social Media and Your Front Lines
He blogs over at Techguerilla , and you can find him on Twitter at @techguerilla. Today’s post is from our friend and frequent guest contributor Matt Ridings, Founder of MSR Consulting. He’s He’s a thought leader on integrating social media into the realm of business design and relationship marketing. Take a look at your front lines for a moment. Those initial contact points within your organization that create a first impression. An impression that will either give you an advantage, or that you must struggle to overcome. Actions Speak Loudly. Enter social media.
SOSHABLE | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013
[Blog] Facebook Marketing Goals: The Safe Approach
You can post links to your blog, pictures from the office, industry news, congratulations to employees, customer testimonials, etc. Those who want to get a feel for your company will be able to find it in searches for your name on Google or Bing as well as by clicking on the link that you post on your website and blog. It’s an excellent approach if you have a matching blog with tips and best practices. Setting goals on Facebook is extremely important. If you don’t know where you want to go, you won’t be able to get there very easily. Goal: PR-Only.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
[Blog] Thank You, #CitizenGulf
know of at least 60 blog posts written about the Day of Action. Eric Johnson at El Studio deserves a huge thanks for designing our Posterous blog , and for his work migrating the site. Yesterday’s national day of CitizenGulf events ranged from the first Social Media Club event in Fredericksburg, VA to a big get together in Honolulu, Hawaii. With tickets starting at $10 a pop, it looks like 400 people came together and raised roughly $10,000 (preliminary estimate) benefiting at least eight children of fishing families in Catholic Charities of New Orleans After School Program.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
[Blog] Do Robots Make Better Marketers Than Humans?
" Through blogs, podcasts, Twitter , Facebook, YouTube , Pinterest and whatever channel you care to think of, brands could connect with consumers and engage them in these conversations and meaningful relationships. On the other side, we have content marketing and native advertising, which is driven by content, sharing, the social channels and more to create a reaction that would be similar to a blog post or a YouTube video going viral. It turns out that human beings are making advertising more complicated than ever before. It isn't. Google is not alone. or even a human being.
SOCIALFISH | TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
[Blog] Upcoming social media events in DC
It’s by the people who published the 2010 Digital IQ Index for the Public Sector that we covered on this blog. Not one, but two events that I’d love to attend are just around the corner– The Social Graph Clinic DC , and What’s Next DC. As it happens, both are taking place in Washington, DC at George Washington University. So get ready to mark your calendar, and take advantage of the SocialFish discount codes. The Social Graph Clinic DC. Thursday, January 20 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Use SocialFish as your discount code before January 15 to save 25%. Featured
MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
[Blog] Social Media: A Tactic Seeking A Strategy
That finding is significant, because it shows the rapid speed with which social media, including social networks like Facebook, micro-blogging services such as Twitter, and other new and emerging formats connecting people to each other online have taken a precedent with both consumers and marketing and advertising industry professionals. Every time some new tool comes on the scene that possibly could be used in marketing or advertising, organizations jump on it with no forethought. The tactic du jour is social media. They want to be there because it is all the rage. Hello, people!
MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
[Blog] News Media: Your Slip Is Showing
The CopyWrite, Ink blog has a good overview. You’ve probably read about it by now - the hoax pulled on the media by a group posing to be from the US Chamber. And it was a hoax on the media, not on the US Chamber of Commerce, as Bloomberg characterized it. Says Bloomberg, The Yes Men, a New York group that pulls pranks on corporations, issued a fake press release and the text of a purported speech by Chamber President Thomas Donohue under the chamber’s letterhead yesterday, said Jacques Servin, a Yes Men member. No, this was a hoax on the media. Plain and simple.
VIPER CHILL | MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
[Blog] Announcement: The Most Requested ViperChill Feature Yet
There are over 1,000 customers now for Cloud Blogging and Cloud Living combined which – besides being awesome – is a huge challenge as a one man operation when it comes to offering support. I’ll be deleting this post in a day or two as I just want to make a quick announcement. literally reply to hundreds of emails every week, as do the two people who are helping me with support, but we simply can’t keep going at the rate we are much longer. For that reason, I’ve created a support forum for all ViperChill products, which you can find over here. Thank you!
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013
[Blog] Blogger to Watch: Torre de Roche talks about her journey to big publishing deal
was impressed with her self-published memoir and her creative approach to blogging. recommend you check out the blog posts I’ve linked to; her story is really compelling. Before I sold the book to publishers, I learned through my research that agents and publishers look for authors with platforms, like popular blogs. So I began brainstorming blog ideas that would: (a) Fit with the theme of the book, (b) Inspire, or offer the reader take-home value, and, (c) Align with my voice and my self-deprecating sense of humour. Read: The Trouble With Blogging.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
[Blog] Now THIS is How You Do Video Marketing as a Brand
An internal blog. In the zeal to create “viral” videos using puppies, puppets, props, and Pow! most companies completely ignore the power of an inherently useful video, perfectly executed. Recently, global biosciences company Life Technologies (not a business category typically known for its cutting edge YouTube stylings) launched the quintessential useful video that has the best utilization of video annotations I’ve ever seen. The shoot itself took about 2.5 So far, Life wants it to be more of a slow build through organic discovery. “Did we have an impact?”
STAY N' ALIVE | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
[Blog] Bitcoin Use-cases: Turning Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, and the Blockchain into a Fully Functional Peer-to-Peer Internet
Businesses will need to start preparing for this in order to adapt to this new model - I''m actually seeing some of the smart ones do this now, which I''ll talk about later on this blog. 'A lot of non-Bitcoin investors and people with little knowledge of Bitcoin are freaking out right now about the fall of Bitcoin''s value in the last 24 hours due to China forbidding deposits into their main Bitcoin exchange. I''m actually kind of excited about it, because I think of Bitcoin as more a protocol than I do a currency. This means it has long-term sustainability. Let me explain.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
[Blog] Help Me Connect the Social Media Economy
In each issue of the 3-2-1 email newsletter (links to 3 key social media articles; twice per week; sent at 1pm pacific) I’m going to include a link to an available social media job, or the Linkedin profile (or blog) of a potential social media-oriented employee. So, please send me a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your online job description (employers), or Linkedin profile or blog (job seekers). “How many people do I need doing this?. “Do I need to be listening 24×7?. These are queries I hear all the time from companies.
BILL HARTZER | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
[Blog] Facebook Recovers Typo Domain Names
As you might recall, if you are a regular reader of my blog, I previously reported about Facebook suing a group of domain name cyber squatters , people who owned typos of the Facebook.com domain name. Most likely a result of Facebook having sued a whole lot of cyber-squatters recently, Facebook has recovered 44 domain names that are typos of the Facebook brand. If you look at the new owner of these domains, they are owned by Facebook: Registrant: Domain Administrator. Facebook, Inc. 1601 S. California Ave. Palo Alto CA 94304. 1.6505434800 Fax: +1.6505434800. acebook.com. acfebook.com.
SOCIAL WAYNE | FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010
[Blog] 7 Location Based Apps for Finding Local Businesses – Guest Post by James Adams
Guest Post from August 16th by: James Adams is a tech analyst who works at an ink supplies store based in England where he covers the latest news in tech, writes reviews of items such as the Epson T0715 and, when he finds the time, posts about design and the media on their blog. James Adams is a tech analyst who works at an ink supplies store based in England where he covers the latest news in tech, writes reviews of items such as the Epson T0715 and, when he finds the time, posts about design and the media on their blog. Foursquare [iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm.
NOWSOURCING | TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008
[Blog] Proof that Savvy Social Media Users are the Most Contagious Viral Seeds
The research I did on viral content sharing shows that frequent users of social web technologies like Twitter, blogs, and social news and networking sites tend to share online content with more people, more often than those that do not. The same applies to those who read blogs, and use Twitter. An interesting detail of this data is that while frequent users of Facebook and web forums share content with more people and more often in some aspects, generally they’re not as virulent as the users of less-mainstream technologies (with the exception of blog readers).
KIKOLANI | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
[Blog] Blinkist Makes Sure You Always Have Time To Read Non-Fiction
Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. 'Does reading a non-fiction and learning a bunch from it sound good to you? What if you could read a non-fiction, wherever you are, in whatever time you have? And even better – what if you had a chance to cover a book’s key insights in 15 minutes? This doesn’t need to be a ‘what if’ situation for you, because a Berlin-based startup wants you to have all this and more. What is Blinkist? How to Use Blinkist. minutes per chapter. Conclusion. annually.
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
[Blog] Theme Week Roundup: Which Tip Will You Put into Practise?
There are plenty of things you can do to keep your post current on social media, ensuring it is optimised for SEO, how to repurpose it for different channels, how to keep readers on your blog once your post is published, and how to extend your ideas for the future. Publish Your Blog Post Without SEO, and 1000s of Readers Will Be Forever Lost: Rand Fishkin reminded us all that content can stay current after its inital social media push by optimizing it for search. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Which tip resonated with you? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
TWIST IMAGE | MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011
[Blog] The Paradox Of Leadership
In that last Blog post, Craig Peters ends his thoughts with, "My advice: Calm down. When you're right, you're a hero. When you take a misstep, you're a goat. There's an often discussed paradox of leadership that attempts to quantify which trait is more important for business: being the first or being the best? It's also easy to be an armchair quarterback. Chris Brogan just launched his latest business book, Google+ For Business - How Google's Social Network Changes Everything. Let the slightly significant something be absorbed by both the marketplace and the marketplace of ideas.
ARI HERZOG | TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
[Blog] Finding Order in Chaos: Month 5
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Finding Order in Chaos: Month 2 Finding Order in Social Networking Chaos No More: Daily Blogging. 'April taught me to follow everyone on Twitter. No, that’s not fair. Jessica, Jonah, and their friends taught that lesson. Nevertheless, I am following more people and things (companies, landmarks, etc.) on Twitter today in May than I did in the past year. small percentage of those I follow are manually added to a list. have many private lists but here’s a public list of social builders , for instance.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
[Blog] “Social Business” Can’t Replace Product Marketing Skills
At the behest of the queen of successful blogging Liz Strauss , this write-up discusses core business skills — specifically those of product marketing — and how they cannot be replaced with social media savoir faire. Jonathan Bask published a fascinating article in AdAge discussing the dangers of the social web for real businesses. While the article meanders to become the latest in a flurry of “ills of social media articles, the real takeaway was social media doesn’t replace business skills. Perhaps a recent example can illustrate the point.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
[Blog] Sharing Is Caring (And Selling)
When a corporate blogs lack attention or a corporate Twitter feed is not engaging for its followers, more often than not, it's because the corporation is not approaching these media with a sharing attitude. corporate blog. What makes media a social media? There's a long-standing answer to this question. For some, it seems both obvious and clear as day. If you ask someone what social media is, they will inevitably say that it's all about the conversation. I'm no longer bullish on this notion of conversation within social media. Can you make money sharing? I'll be back." Share.
T2 SOCIAL | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
[Blog] 4 Ways to Identify Growth Opportunities on Google Analytics
When you review your trackbacks report, you can see exactly what content was shared by visitors on social media (including blogs) and, from there, identify potential brand advocates based on the rate at which they share your content. 'Google Analytics is a hugely valuable resource when it comes to measuring the performance of your website, and the majority of marketers tend to use Google Analytics for these superficial measurement criteria. Behavior Flow – Conversion Traffic. Under your Behavior menu on the left hand side, the second option down the submenu reads ‘Behavior Flow’.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
[Blog] Things Bloggers Should Know Before Using Google Adwords
Many popular blogs are already using Google Adwords to popularize and monetize the sites. Google Adwords allows bloggers to create ads and generate paid traffic for blog, but with some underlying constraints. As said earlier, Google Adwords presents a great platform for blog promotion but also integrates several important restrictive policies. Among the most important Adwords policies, Arbitrage doesn’t allow promotion of blogs that have specifically been designed for the showcasing advertisements. Adwords doesn’t support websites/blogs with Bridge Pages.
JEFF KORHAN | THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011
[Blog] What Your Business Needs to Know About Social Graphs
This is accomplished through the Facebook API, which is a digital handshake that connects your Facebook identity, connections and content with Facebook pages and outside websites and blogs. Are you familiar with the term social graph ? Can Can you easily describe what one is, and better yet, why they’re significant to the marketing of your business on the social web? Here's how - from my article that was earlier published at Social Media Examine r, where I am a frequent guest blogger. This will significantly help you be fully prepared when new web technologies are launched.