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  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Blog] When #measurePR Became A Campfire
    Comment as Show More Post Categories Select Category Blogging for Grasshoppers Business Career Networking Communication Blogging Measurement MeasurePR Public Relations Social Media Twitter Writing Events Guest Posts Amrit Pal Bryce Keane Conway Wigg Erica Holt Herwin Icasiano Howie Goldfarb Mike Doman Narciso Tovar Shanan Sorochynski Steff Metal Interviews Marketing Media Personal Cooking Recipe of the Week Philanthropy PRSA 2009 Resources How To Weekly Roundup Speaking Training Women Grow Business Featured Guest Bloggers Extra, Extra! Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.
  • 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. So, please understand that I don’t really like doing these little announcements as there’s not much you can get from them. There’s also another reason, which you’ll discover if you keep reading. Social Media
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
    [Blog] According to Gartner Social CRM is Going to be Big
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER According to Gartner Social, CRM is Going to be Big View Comments February 24th, 2010 I read an interesting article on information age a few days ago which references some new Gartner predictions around Social CRM.  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,
  • ALEX BLOM  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [Blog] Free eBook: Social Media Workout
    The Contents are below: Workout 1: Back to Basics Workout 2: Get Facebook Fit Workout 3: Tone up with Twitter Workout 4: Exercise Control Of Email Workout 5: Lunging into LinkedIn Workout 6:  Make Movie Muscle Workout 7: Website Weightlifting Workout 8: Build a Better Blog It’s totally free so what do you have to lose? Tagged as: Blog , ebook , facebook , linkedin , social media , twitter , wordpress blog comments powered by Disqus GET UPDATES Did you know? How to Build & Sell Through a Community Part 2: Why? have a confession to make. Want a taste?
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
    [Blog] Time for a Change
    Over the last four years especially, I felt as if I was at the tip of the spear when it came to things like social media policy (this blog and my Twitter account were the first transparent, employee-owned, external social media properties), Enterprise 2.0 While I'm at C-K, I'll continue to blog here about social media, PR, advertising, and branding as well as my experiences in the PR industry – I hope you'll continue to read and engage with me here. Consulting. For the government. This Wednesday, more than 3,000 days later, will be my last day at Booz Allen.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Blog] Booked: Facebook Disabled My Account | jasonyormark.com
    rahulbhatt Says: April 30th, 2010 at 8:25 am My account was also disabled on Sunday 25 – April – 2010 Still waiting for it to get enabled, don't know when it will be enabled I have created a Facebook FAQ's which can be access from the following url [link] [link] Leave a Reply blog comments powered by Disqus 105 SUBSCRIBERS 50161 FOLLOWERS Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact MeI didn’t quite realize how much I used Facebook until it was taken away from me.  Between Twitter and Facebook, I had built a nice little social network.  Why I have no idea.
  • DIVA MARKETING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [Blog] Interview with Cory Edwards: Creating Social Business Structures
    'One of the benefits of a biz blog is sometimes ''fair trade'' agreements. Recently Adobe reached out and asked if I would be part of a 4-member Insider group, along with  Travis Wright , Elizabeth Osmeloski , Michele Kiss , that would help socialize their digital marketing conference next week. Adobe Summit. Sounded like good learnings to share. With over 5000 attendees sounded like a biz carnival! Sounded Sounded like fun. Adobe also offered introductions to speakers and attendees who are doing innovative work in digital/social. More good learnings for us. Yes" to the opportunity.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Blog] LunchTree Hits Bay Area for Random Geek Connections
    Profile on LunchTree Lunch History on LunchTree The founder, Jesse Spaulding, first hit our radar way back in early 2008 with his project BlogRize , a platform aimed to help blogs grow their communities. Geeks working on startups are notorious for not getting out much. Slaving in front of computer terminals at odd hours, the option of lunch often takes on a familiar routine - the same locations, the same people. even the meals themselves become things of habit. With projects taking precedence over casual connections, it's not unsurprising some startup addicts gain a feeling of isolation.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Blog] The Hottest Marketing News of the Week
    Greetings to everyone, and we are all stiff and ready to share some of the good blog posts and articles that we’ve come across this week. Surely, that’s not all the news but probably a good hunk of information you could use or at least have fun reading. How to Know if You’re Entering a [.]. Marketing News
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Blog] Grace and Grinches
    almost succumbed to the latter this week after reading enough nastiness and social media BS to feel inspired to write a contrarian blog. 'This time of year seems to bring out both the best and the worst in people. But instead of becoming yet another grinch, I opted to write this appeal for grace. The holidays can offer a beautiful time of year, but they can be really depressing and hard. Not everyone has a strong family, if they have a family at all. Some people are alone. Some people just feel bad. And others don’t want to be held, talked to, or greeted. have been there. Cheers.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
    [Blog] 3 Reasons To Dig Deeper In Social Listening
    She also blogs at [link]. It’s also possible to do so for the various social channels such as Twitter, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Tweet Guest post by Connie Bensen , the Director of Community Strategy and Social Media at Alterian , which provides leading marketing products for the enterprise. Brands have realized that social networks offer an opportunity to interact directly with consumers. They create pockets of communities where like-minded people share information and seek advice. Each can be drilled into and examined in detail. Influencer identification. So why bother?
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Blog] Advice for the Beginners
    Worse, they create one thing, one blog or video or SEO campaign , and it doesn’t live up to their own expectations so they scrap it and call it quits. And in poster form: Original post can be found on Wikimotive’s blog. 'Here at Wikimotive, we have a backlog of content that goes back years. We have multiple ebooks and podcasts and infographics, and we have material published all over the web. We get emails all the time from people, intelligent people, who want to get into the game but don’t know where to start. But there is this gap. We all go through this.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
    [Blog] You HAVE To Make Videos… Period!
    Reading a blog about how to cook a chicken, or watching a video? Today we have a guest post from Jim Kukral the author of the new book: “Attention! This Book Will Make You Money.&# Thank you Jim for the post and for the kind words! There I was, sitting in the board room of a global manufacturing company watching a presentation about their plans to use social media in 2010 and beyond. They started to talk about YouTube and they pulled up one of the Socialnomics videos that @equalman had made and told me, “Watch this video, it will wow you. It wowed us.&#. Powerful words, yes?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
    [Blog] Love Drop: Making Money By Giving It Away
    probably read only about 10 blogs regularly (oh, the horror!), Nate St. Pierre is the founder of ItStartsWith.Us , a global group of people committed to changing the world in just 15 minutes a week. and Spin Sucks is one of them. The main reason I come here is for all the straight talk from smart people. Gini Dietrich leads the charge, and the rest of the community joins in with experience, insight, critiques, and always a bit of fun. It’s my kinda place. So today I’d like to throw out a topic that has turned out to be somewhat polarizing: The launch of my latest project, Love Drop.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Blog] The Future of Work Report: A Collaborative Effort
    This is the place to learn about every facet of customer-centric business management in articles, blogs, interviews, and news.  'This is a guest post from  Connie Chan , my business partner, Principal, and co-founder of Chess Media Group. Chess Media Group conducted a global research study in May 2013, surveying over 600 employees who currently use social and collaboration technology tools, to understand how these tools affect their ability to work efficiently and flexibly, as well as to understand the impact of the Bring-Your-Own-Device movement and flexible work arrangements.
  • TREY PENNINGTON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
    [Blog] How to use what you've got to get more of what you want
    Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ How to use what you’ve got to get more of what you want: The Chris White found materials tree house by trey on September 6, 2010 Consumers rush to experience the remarkable and memorable. Marketers clamor to give them what they’re looking for. Sometimes, it’s not as difficult as it might sound. One of the foundational principles in Spitball Marketing is “use what you’ve got to get more of what you want.&# No trips to Home Depot or Lowes.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Blog] Google Moves and Web Journal, June 1-7th, 2011
    It’s one of the acquisition’s I did not expect Google to make but it makes sense as Postrank developed a way to cut through noise and rank blogs. I noted it last week but didn’t have a chance to post it – Google bought PostRank Analytics – the price of the deal wasn’t revealed. Also heard that Google’s software infrastructure is obsolete – ha! Well, at least, I signed up for piloting Google WebMaster Tools with Google Analytics pilot that is now underway. I guess it’s all in the timing – in life and in social media. web journa
  • BILL HARTZER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Blog] Embedding Latitude, Longitude and NAP Data into Image Files to Help Local SEO
    For the actual results of that test, you will need to read my post on the Standing Dog blog. 'When you take a photo using your iPhone or Android mobile phone, the location data (latitude, longitude) of where that image was taken is usually saved in the photo file. Other information, such as the device that took the photo, and the image size, is also saved. If you would like to see an example of this, save the image above to your hard drive. Then, right-click on the photo and select “properties” You will see all of the data that I saved/embedded in the image file. Address.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Blog] Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk Hacked, Hosting Malware on Site
    Elliot also has an updated blog post about Sedo , as well. It looks like Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk , the search engine for domain names, has been hacked, and apparently is hosting malware on their web site. These messages started appearing to visitors of both Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk within the past 24 hours, and I have verified that users are still getting these messages. If you search for “Sedo” at Google.com, you will see the following message as part of the search results: This site may harm your computer. Contact your web host and have them scan the entire server.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Blog] Search Engine Optimization Tip: Your Heading Tags Should Include your Keywords
    This includes your blog pages too because they will often get a great deal of traffic. Lately, it seems as though many people have been concerned about over-optimization when it comes to search engine optimization of their web sites. Rightly so. There is some concern, especially since Google has been testing the over-optimization filter yet again. Keep in mind, though, that versions of the so-called Over Optimization Penalty has been around for years and SEOs have been concerned for a long time. These are the headings for the body of your web page. Let’s Talk About an SEO Audit.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
    [Blog] Why You Should Be Using A/B Testing
    For example, testing the layout of your website or a certain blog design can provide the individual with valuable feedback, giving structure to future A/B testing campaigns. Guest Post by Rachel Hyun Kim. B testing, also known as split testing, is a marketing practice that compares the performance of a control group with test samples, differentiated by a single variable. This testing technique is used to improve conversion, response and performance rates on a variety of web and online marketing components, including emails, landing pages and call to actions. Create a Test Plan.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Blog] Ripoff Report Strikes Back: Removes Code on Site Left by Hacker
    In one of my recent blog posts, I examined how removing your website from Google can help–or hurt–your search engine rankings. The Ripoff Report has struck back against the so-called reputation management companies that claim to be able to remove posts about companies on the RipoffReport.com website. In a recent press release, Ripoff Report claims that they have removed code on their website that was left by a hacker hired by reputation management companies. sample advertisement claiming Ripoff Report removal is shown above. Ripoff Report explained what happened.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Blog] You’ve got a bird in your hand. Now what?
    Which is why I’ve always enjoyed and respected Becky Carroll and her blog Customers Rock. … Do you value what you already have? Like the old idiom goes…a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. I’d argue, when the bird is a customer, the ratio is even greater. For years, at the risk of preaching, I have been banging on the idea that we spend way too much time and energy chasing after potential customers and way too little time and energy romancing (and creating a love affair ) our current customers. I’ve pushed on the idea that our math is all backwards.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
    [Blog] Why would you want to enchant someone?
    As you know, I talk about creating love affairs with your customers a lot here on the blog. Guy Kawasaki’s enchanting new book. Why do I think it’s so critical? Let’s look at how people behave when they’re in the bloom of a new love. They find the other person intoxicating — they crave more. They can’t help themselves. They talk about their new love all the time. To everyone and anyone who will listen. They are very forgiving of missteps or mistakes. Now translate that back to a customer, donor, employee, volunteer, boss or vendor. Potato, potato.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Blog] 3 Social Media Tools That Make Experts Happy
    John Paul Aguiar, Blogging Entrepreneur : “It gives me the tools to first see what is happening in my community on a daily basis, and then make the changes I need to make from the information I am given.”. The post 3 Social Media Tools That Make Experts Happy appeared first on Writtent.com: Internet Marketing Blog. 'Your marketing strategy will never be complete if you don’t maintain a social media presence. Just like with anything else, taking proper care of your accounts can be extremely time-consuming and ineffective unless you have the right tools at your disposal. SocialBro.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Blog] Is social media hurting our relationships?
    Read more Social Media News on the Soshable Blog. As social networks like Facebook and Twitter have become a natural part of our daily routine, it often filters into our offline lives and conversations, therefore it must have just as much of a negative effect as it does a positive one…right? Some examples that are prominent are not adding someone as a friend on Facebook, who knew this would become such a difficult dilemma? There are some family members and friends, then and now that we simply do not want knowing details of our lives, let’s not even mention co-workers….
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
    [Blog] PR and Wikipedia – let’s push for a better relationship
    Cross-posted from the EML Wildfire blog. As part of my work with the PRCA’s Digital Steering Committee, I’m part of a consultation process that is trying to create a set of guidelines for the PR industry to help it better understand and interact with Wikipedia. PR people shouldn’t touch Wikipedia. This is a common viewpoint amongst Wikipedians. And, considering the negative press that has often surrounded PR dealings with the encyclopaedia, and the bad practices that are all far too common, it is easy to see why. If you don’t have a neutral point of view (e.g.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Blog] Why Videos are Such an Important Way to Reach the Professional Tradesman
    Other than SEO, promote on your blog, website and social platforms, along with the appropriate tagging so folks can find you. 'If you’re not utilizing this tool to reach the contractor and professional tradesman, you’re missing a great opportunity. Some recent studies show that videos are on the rise in the B-to-B world.  B-to-B Content Marketing: 2013 Benchmarks, Budget and Trends North America  found that video had the largest increase of any market content in 2012. He gives great tips on how to develop and execute a video strategy. Define your message.  Keep it short. 
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010
    [Blog] 2009: A Retrospective from Contractors and An Early Outlook For 2010
    Leave a Reply Cancel reply John Sonnhalter Welcome to my blog, Tradesmen Insights. Blog at WordPress.com.Marketing to the professional tradesman in the Construction, Industrial and MRO markets Home About Me Contact Market Overviews Newsletter Podcasts Services 2009: A Retrospective from Contractors and An Early Outlook For 2010 As most of you know by now, our marketing company works primarily with manufacturers who sell to the contractor marketplace. Here are some highlights : Contractor’s sales – Were off between 7 to 15%. take my survey [link].
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Blog] Riding The News: Cicada Hunt 2014
    'If you do a Google search for the term “cicada 2014”, you will find my that my blog post comes up first page. wrote an article about it for my blog in early January, right before this year’s hunt began. If you look at the blog post in question:  [link]  you can see it became really popular (for a personal blog) receiving over 100 social signals in 2 days and 18 comments. This is not a fluke. used a technique that I call “Riding the News” in order generate massive traffic and  to jump my site up to the top of the SERP. What is the Cicada Hunt? Good luck.’.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Blog] The Simplest Way to Write a Unique First Draft
    Do you have 45 minutes to work on your blog? If so, I can show you how to write the first draft of your next blog post. This blog post originated from five unrelated words on five separate lines, double-spaced, in a Microsoft Word document. Once you answer this question, write every sentence of your blog post for that person. Your headline doesn’t just grab a reader’s attention; it helps you summarize your blog post. Share details that support your blog post’s headline. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. First drafts are messy. State them.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
    [Blog] ViperChill Monthly Report 4 (My 1st National Press)
    The articles written in January, were: The Very First Thing You Should Do in 2010 What You Can Learn From The Most Tweeted Blog Posts Ever How I Wrote a $30,000 eBook (And You Can Too) Minimalist Internet Marketing: My Personal Guide $1M Case Study: My CMS & Content Strategy Here at ViperChill there are a lot less articles published than most sites, but typically these articles are 2,000-3,000 words and cover topics in massive detail. If it’s relevant to your niche and helps your own blog grow, then I’m achieving what I set out to do with this blog. Thanks.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] Did you miss these? (week of 9/20)
    Mobile Marketing: Over at the MENG Blend blog, I ask the question -- should your business be considering a mobile app.   Blogging 101: Mike Sansone, the man who taught me just about everything I know about blogging, has begun a series he calls 0-60.  It will guide you day by day to building a blog that is full of relevance, heart and potential. I get so much smarter just by reading what others have to share.  But I always worry that I missed something big. You too? Just in case you missed any of these.I "  Read it.and discover your answer.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012
    [Blog] Forget Everything You Think You Know About SEO
    I’m sure you are aware there are a whole host of WordPress SEO plugins available for your blog. can be ignored when writing blog posts. The main learning here for bloggers is that instead of worrying about search engines when you write your next blog post, you should focus 100% on the user. Without a doubt, the single most important factor in gaining search engine ranking is building links to your blog. If there is one piece of action everybody who reads this post should take, it is without a doubt to create a link-building strategy for your blog.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Blog] Register Today for a Free Podcast With Ana White
    Ana is the blogger behind the popular Ana White Homemaker blog and she has a great story to tell. Here’s a few highlights from her story: In just over 2 years Ana has grown her blog from nothing to one that gets around 3 million unique visitors a month. Her blog is now generating enough income to support her family and she does it all from her home in Alaska. Over 90% of the content on her blog is written by readers and Facebook Fans. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Her #1 source of traffic is Pinterest. Alaska – 7pm Tuesday 8th May.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
    [Blog] Corporate Twitter Account Train Wreck! The 3 Types of Self-Destructive Tweets
    analyzed my Top 6 blog posts for 2011 by total page views, and am re-running them this week as a “greatest hits” compilation. (Happy Holidays! This is #3. Everybody loves a disaster! Enjoy. – Jay). Twit happens. As more and more companies ramp up their Twitter presence, the likelihood that something off-message will slip by the digital goalie goes up considerably. The question is not whether your company will have to deal with self-destructive corporate Tweets, but what kind of tweet it will be, and by whom. Twit Happens #2 – Tone Deaf. Trade-off?”
  • SOSHABLE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Blog] 2011 Social Media Site of the Year: Reddit
    This is a crappy little blog and the “award” means nothing, but I can say this much – we really do explore social media every day and do whatever we can to find what’s good and bad about it. Every year (for a whopping 3 years running!) we highlight who we believe is the top social media site of the year. It’s not a popularity contest. It’s not based on (much) empirical data. There’s no voting. The team sits down and argues for an hour on Skype and I write up the piece. We’re not gurus. Long story short, our opinion means nothing. was smug.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Blog] An Employer’s Back to School List
    Miles writes a blog for the association called Speaking of Precision. Miles Guest Post. Miles Free, Technical Director of the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA), has been a contributor before to this audience and he and I share the same enthusiasm about giving young people other options than a 4-year college degree. The association has been a great supporter of  Right Skills Now  that are local technical training programs that are very successful. Miles sheds some current insights into the issue. Enjoy! People that want to work. What is number one on his list? Really.
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Blog] Social News SEO
    Whereas most places can post a blog or article and leave it be, news sites might have to come back to the same story three or four times as they get new information. Original post about News SEO can be found on Wikimotive’s blog titled, “ News Site SEO “  . News sites (and some social news sites like Soshable!) have unique concerns compared with traditional business and commercial sites. This has caused a lot of consternation in the community, as they try and reconcile their  Business SEO  with the fluctuating nature of the medium. Featured
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Blog] 6 Sweet Tips to Help You Track Social Media Trends
    Read leading blogs about social media. HubSpot’s marketing team regularly blogs about social media trends such as the rise of mobile marketing , and provides additional resources in regularly published ebooks. Kallas writes, “Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. You can also sign up for an industry-leading Twitter blog like TwitTip via email. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This guest post is by Lior Levin. Here are six simple ways to stay on top of social media.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Blog] Without a change in expectations, social CRM is destined to fail
    You see while social media may be vital to what many of the readers of this blog do for a living; social media is actually a small sliver of what businesses are focusing their efforts on. While I believe that social media is a great platform for customer support, I think our current views of what is acceptable in terms of response time or expected quality of service for social Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is destined to fail. The expectations I am thinking about center around how many think companies should bend over backwards for a customer just because they Tweet. We can’t.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Blog] 5 Ways to Develop a Unique Selling Proposition
    In lieu of trying to be the best in a sea of other customer service blogs, why not try to be  different  by offering up content that you won’t find elsewhere? With thousands of business owners, marketers, and social media mavens reading the Convince & Convert blog, my curiosity has gotten the best of me— I want to hear what your business does differently! Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared on the Help Scout blog. Get more insightful customer data from our  free e-book  or visit the Help Scout blog. Is this crazy or tactical? Absolutely!
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Blog] The Future Perfect: 3 Strategies Digital Magazines Can Employ to Provide Ideal User Experiences
    Features commonly found on blogs, like recommended articles based on topic or author, can also be employed within digital issues. 'When it comes to the digital versus print debate, can’t we all just get along? Recent innovations in digital magazines are certainly helping the cause. Mequoda Group recently released the results of a survey that reflect changes in how people read magazines. Some of their findings: 23 percent of respondents prefer reading magazines on their tablets. 13 percent of respondents had published a digital edition of a magazine within the past month.
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Blog] All the News That’s Fit to Ignore
    If you liked this, try: 4 Tips to Develop Engaging Story Ideas The Lifespan of Social Media Content (Or, the Fish, the Stream, and the Shore) Want Infinite Blog Post Ideas? M y mom sold my trumpet a couple months ago on EBay and you probably couldn’t care less. Sure, it was a big moment for me – I’d been playing for about one third of my life and the proceeds of the sale would help out my family – but for the rest of the world it was about as interesting as well, some random guy selling a trumpet. Has anyone written something nearly identical? Is it readable? Is it skimmable?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
    [Blog] 3 simple ways to attract huge conference crowds
    Most rockstar keynote speakers have large outreach networks (e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, blog, etc.) – make sure you give them easy to publish items about the conference so they can blast to their loyal fans and followers. #1 Hire a rockstar keynote speaker. rockstar keynote speaker will cost between $10,000 and $50,000. While this cost may seem steep, it is less than the coffee breaks you will be supplying and much more important. Nobody is going to go to the event for the coffee nor will they talk about the coffee pre or post conference. 2 Leverage your keynote speaker.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Blog] Don’t Work in PR If you You Need a Pat on the Head
    This blog post is based on my own views and do not reflect those of my clients or employer. I recently landed my first big media placement at my new firm and one. of my friends congratulated me and asked “what did your client say when you sent them the clip?”. The client said nothing. They don’t need to. Unless there was some inaccuracy in the article, it’s not really necessary for a client to write back with anything let alone a “thank you.” Sure, it’s nice when they do so, but for me, as long as a client fee is honored, I need nothing else. You can find her at twitter.com/kottavio.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
    [Blog] Podcast 314 - Mitch Joel on Social Business Model
    The Value Of Brands In Social Media | Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Blog - By Mitch Joel at Twist Image. Welcome to the latest and free   The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips  but before we start. The listener of the week and winning an Engaging Brand goodie bag, is Moksh Juneja from Mumbai. Remember the goodie bad is picked from all the people who share, like, tweet about the Engaging Brand podcast to say a BIG thank you from me! believe social media will morph into a social business model.so
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Blog] The Trick With Inspiration
    It could be from staring out of your window or from reading this blog post. Believe it or not, you're constantly being inspired. The trick with inspiration is being able to both acknowledge that moment and act on it when it happens. was reminded of this earlier in the week. was listening to Howard Stern interview Chris Martin from Coldplay (it was a repeat from earlier in the year). Martin was talking about how the hit song Yellow came to him. He said it happened very quickly - in maybe fifteen minutes. Look how they shine for you." " came out in Young's quirky tone. coldplay.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [Blog] Can you pick NFL games better than Social Buzz can?
    Each Thursday, I will post my picks to this blog and to my ESPN group. In exactly one week from today, the most exciting season on TV starts up. No I am not talking Real Housewives or Big Bootied Weddings, but the hard hits of the National Football League. Now as with any season, there will be folks making their weekly predictions based on everything from their gut to uniform colors and cold hard football facts. This season, I have decided to make my picks based on the social buzz surrounding the teams squaring off each week. If so, I invite you to join my ESPN group.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Tips To Book A Baller Vegas Trip Affordably That You Haven’t Heard
    So to kick off my new approach and design to this blog, I’m writing what’s fresh in my mind and sharing some kick ass tips to rock Vegas affordably. 'Okay, maybe not celebrity baller, but there are ways to experience an upgraded Vegas experience. love Vegas. It’s not for everyone. But for me, 2 times a year is standard. There’s just something about a city that’s always on. It’s a place I can go and really do whatever the hell I want and not have to worry about it. The ultimate adult playground. Vegas is much more touristy. Nerd Out On MyVegas. Travel
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013
    [Blog] A Tip on Managing the Future
    In fact writing this blog post, I have moved into the future! 'If only we could see the future! Well, in a way we can.as we experience more and more in the business world there is one thing that helps us. What we learn with our failures and our successes is that although we cannot predict the future, each day we are living the future. Think about that fact for a minute. We visit the future, we live in the future each moment that passes.therefore if we build constant learning into our lives we learn how to mitigate risk, how to maximise benefits we can learn to manage the future well.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
    [Blog] The path is never straight
    I receive a lot of mail from readers and many times, they have a question that I can answer here on the blog, so everyone benefit from their initiative. Victoria writes:   I am so interested in marketing but don’t really understand the best path into the business. I was just wondering if you could tell me a bit about your story and how you got to where you are today.  . am currently a sophomore in college and I was wondering if you had any advice or words of wisdom to share. . Sit back, this might take a bit. entered college convinced I was going to be a psychologist. love to read.
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
    [Blog] Is Tumblr the Real Facebook and Twitter Beater?
    It had a catchy name, but otherwise the interface was too complicated for micro-blogging and not robust enough for full-blogging. In late 2007, I was approached by the man who would eventually become my content manager. He told me about a site that I should watch, one that he really liked and saw great potential in. looked at it. After a couple of days of playing around with it, I dismissed it. There was too much crossover with Twitter and WordPress for the site to ever be successful. didn’t visit Tumblr again for 2 years. In many ways, we’re betting on it.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Blog] Designing A Better Website
    Sure, links added depth to these stories and comments enabled people to add to the discourse (or, as Arianna Huffington likes to say about blogging and the Huffington Post : "self-expression is the new entertainment" ), but online publishing still looked and felt like traditional publishing. Blogging, Twitter and more are original ways to spread, share and create content. 'It seems like online publishers are starting to think about the digital-first experience. It started not too long ago when Fast Company did a full overhaul of their website. Beyond paper. banner ad.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Blog] Working and Facebooking: No Longer Impossible
    So in theory, you could be searching for paint swatches or a crock-pot recipe and be struck with your next brilliant blog idea. For example, here’s the pin that led to this blog: Naturally, there’s the NSFW concern. 'Early in my career I had to be quick on the draw when it came to social media. Having Facebook open was a waste of time. MySpace (which was still popular at the time) was a HUGE no-no. don’t know why one was worse than the other, but it was for some reason.  So when my supervisors walked by, I had to shrink that screen FAST. But why? If not, that’s ok.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013
    [Blog] 13 Ingredients in the Perfect Social Media Contest
    In addition to smart use of visuals (see our “ Social Media Image of the Week ” blog series for inspiration), businesses often turn to social media contests and promotions to stir passion and activity within their online audience. 'Original image from BigStock.com. With the competition for attention within social media at an all-time high, the struggle to keep “fans” and “followers” engaged with your company’s social outposts is real, and ongoing. But it’s not as easy as just tweeting “who wants to win an ipad!?” Facebook?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Blog] The Year Of More
    In April of 2011, I Blogged about the next five years stating that, "The next five years are going to be about. While many article and columns look back at the year that was or posture on the year that will be, it's becoming abundantly clear that 2012 will - without question - be the "Year of More.". It sounds a little incredulous to say this when we're in a world that is struggling for stability. With that comes innovations, new opportunities and an ever-demanding public desire for the latest and greatest. More social. Will this trend stop in the future? More global. More local. apple.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Blog] Is Pinterest the Right Social Platform For Your Business?
    So, if your pinned image is from your website or blog – users can be directed there.  Over on the Blog Pinboard. 'I’m not going to lie – I love Pinterest. . If you haven’t heard yet, Pinterest is essentially a virtual or online pinboard. It It helps you organise and share pretty things you see on the web. Anyone can see your pinboards, share, comment, ‘like’ an image ( as you would on Facebook ), or re-pin it to their board  (but you can make your pins private, too – more on that below!). So…why Pinterest? Wedding planners. Foodies.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
    [Blog] From MAGNET: Is This Our Sputnik Moment?
    'This post originally appeared on MAGNET’s  Manufacturing Success blog and is reposted with permission. Is This Our Sputnik Moment? By Fatima Weathers, Executive Vice President, MAGNET. Fatima Weathers, Executive Vice President, MAGNET. At a recent conference I attended in Washington, D.C., panelists from industry, academia and labor gathered to discuss manufacturing’s next step. Several panelists described the current manufacturing environment as being on the edge of a new era that is being driven by widespread and affordable access to 3-D printing and cloud computing.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
    [Blog] Day-to-Day Social Media for Business: Tip 2 – Thank Your Customers By Name
    There are some who hold their Facebook profiles sacred and refuse to interact with anyone other than Aunt Tilley and the nephews in Georgia, but most have accepted that Facebook is only partially personal (which is a topic of another blog post in the future). This post is part of a series titled 10 Ways to Use Social Media for Day-to-Day Business. Every day we will be expanding upon a new tip until the list is complete. As a child, you were hopefully taught good manners. When people did things, you thanked them. Social media has opened the door to thanking people in a whole new way.
  • WHAT SPINKS THINKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
    [Blog] Help Yourself Help the World
    'This article originally appeared on The Feast Blog. I’ve learned a lot of important lessons since starting my career but one lesson has stood out above all: In order to have a huge impact and truly help others, you must first help yourself. It can feel weird to think that way, about helping yourself first. It feels selfish. And there are people throughout history who have made great sacrifices to their well-being in order to help others on a grand scale. If you find yourself in a specific situation where you must make a sacrifice, then you have that option. Clear your mind. Relax.
  • PAMORAMA  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [Blog] Pepsi Sidelines Super Bowl Ads, Opts for Social Media Push
    In the highly sought after 18-34 demographic, 85% use some sort of social media (social networking, blogging, or texting). If they decide to check out the blog, that makes four interactions. link] Vikings Blog | Minnesota Vikings NFL Announcer [.] For someone like Pepsi this may not matter but a lesser known company could benefit.-= ´s last blog. For someone like Pepsi this may not matter but a lesser known company could benefit.-= ´s last blog. Do you enjoy NFL football? If so, we’ll both be watching the Super Bowl on February 7th.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Blog] World Premiere of “La Casa del Ritmo, A Film About Los Amigos Invisbles”
    La Casa del Ritmo blog: www.lacasadelritmo.net. Dear readers of idaconcpts.com, With great pleasure I share with an awesome update on  La Casa del Ritmo , A film about Los Amigos Invisibles. first wrote about this project back in February 2011 and I was very happy to support this project. just got news that the world premiere of this amazing documentary will happen this March 2012 at the Miami International Film Festival. The full press release is below. Congratulations to “mis panas invisibles” and my fellow Ecuadorian, Juan Miguel Marin. New York, N.Y.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
    [Blog] Harvard Business Review #Fail, Poop Talk and Influence
    The Problem with Blogging – this is a great read from Valeria Maltoni that anyone with a blog should really give a quick read. Good morning and hello winter! am not sure about where you live, but in New England Ole Man Winter had his coming out party with every morning of the week starting at either below or at freezing. It has been great to dust off the winter coat and gloves even if there hasn’t been any of the white stuff. How was your week? Hopefully it was a good one and that you have a good weekend teed up. Thanks in advance and catch you next week. Don’t believe me?
  • SOSHABLE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
    [Blog] 3 Ways to Make Your Facebook Page More Like-Worthy
    Getting people to visit your Facebook is an art unto itself that requires a future blog post, but once you get them there you can do certain things that can help you to get more likes as a result. It’s on thing to have people like your business. It’s another thing to have them “like” your business, as in on Facebook. Your customers may like you, but there’s a good chance that they won’t like you on Facebook. There’s something extremely important to keep in mind when trying to understand how Facebook for business works. Get selected!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
    [Blog] The Truth Behind Branding In The Digital Media Age
    There's an argument to be made for experiences, the use of videos in ads and the fact that everything I just blogged about is not true for every brand. The digital publishers want more from the big brands. If you have been following any of the coverage from Advertising Week , this seems to be the main (and continuous) cry from the digital media sector. Impact. Impressions. Eyeballs. Attention. When you are a large consumer packaged goods company, the main thrust of advertising needs to create an impact to drive sales. Television has evolved (from cable to specialty channels and beyond).
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [Blog] Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast
    Wordpress blogging platform has people donating plugins or using money donations to have work done. Here is a typical widget from Wordpress 3rd party developers which allows bloggers to ask for donations on their blog, and uses PayPal as the backend for donations across the online community. ChipIn donation widget – and my microfinance through social media blog post supporting wonderwebby. Episode 2 of monetizing online communities looks at donations – an overlooked revenue stream and the social media tools that enable donations online. Caring But Not Committed.
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Blog] Meme-Marketing Case Study: AXE’s “Fear No Susan Glenn” Campaign
    AXE inspires men to reminisce on their own “Susan Glenn” in the form of Twitter hashtags , Facebook declarations and blog posts. It seems as though we have come to the end of the road on our meme-marketing series. We learned, we laughed and we avoided getting Rickrolled along the way. would like to close out this series by taking a look at one of the most popular meme-marketing campaigns of the year:  AXE’s “Fear No Susan Glenn” campaign. AXE is a line of men’s personal-care products that includes shower gels, deodorant body sprays, shampoos, and hair gel. Image: Reuben Querimit ].
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Blog] 11.5 Amazing Content Creation Tools for Becoming a Super Blogger
    Being the third or fourth business blog in your niche to cover an industry-related trend will probably win you a small surge of traffic, but it’s far superior to be the first. Not only is it a valuable content creation tool for creating custom blog posts in real-time, it’s a pretty bomb tool for boosting your content curation strategy. Excellent content marketers have learned how to balance quantity with quality, and create blog articles quickly. 'Your content is really only as good as its context. Probably not. Artlover | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images.
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
    [Blog] The Cleveland Plain Dealer finally acknowledges user comments
    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? Get a blog at WordPress.com Subscribe to feed But when you finally do show up, and act as though you’re the first one to arrive, well…that may not go over so well. Did you hear that, peasant?&# Well, isn’t that nice?
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
    [Blog] Bidding your community farewell
    What I want to do here is share with you my farewell blog. 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. am trying to detach because it’s the right thing to do but it isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. And that says a lot. del.icio.us
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Blog] The Brilliant Content Strategy Everyone Gets Wrong
    It’s just going to keep your blog alive for one more day. All their books (and in Seth’s case, pretty much his entire blog) rehash anecdotes and stories they’ve heard elsewhere. It’s clearly been established that reusing content just to fill your blog doesn’t work. Well, it does, if all you want is to keep your blog alive. My sudden realization was that readers needed help—more than yet another blog post. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This guest post is by James Chartrand of Men with Pens. It didn’t matter.
  • STAY N' ALIVE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
    [Blog] Facebook Family: Preserving Your Family Tree Through Social Media
    This post is a guest post from Joe Baker, a long time reader of this blog and as I think you can see, a great writer. always give credit with a link back to your site or blog. This post is a guest post from Joe Baker, a long time reader of this blog and as I think you can see, a great writer. always give credit with a link back to your site or blog. Moving forward, I'm going to start featuring more guest bloggers. While kicking a roll of tape back and forth, I noticed an unsealed box with no label. Horror! How did I get this box?” With at least 4.6
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
    [Blog] The 3 “Ly”s of Social Media
    When you consider the amount of time we spend tweeting, updating status, checking in, watching YouTube videos, reading blogs, reviewing on Yelp and all the rest, the natural question (and one that will asked by interplanetary visitors, ultimately) becomes “Don’t we have anything better to do?&# Tweet Sure, the gadgets and gizmos and the apps and androids of social media make it more convenient for us to interact with one another, and with brands. But it’s not really about the bits and bytes and data and Dick Costolo, is it? That’s the most important “ly&#.
  • SHIFT DIGITAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Blog] Are You an Accessibility Whore?
    They just wanted to know if you liked the comment they left on your blog. Accessibility is an odd concept. Take a moment and think about it. We all want to give the impression that we’re 100% accessible. Take a look at my signature line for example. Right now it includes the following ways to get in touch with little ol’ me: Office phone number. Email address. Twitter address. Facebook address. Company Twitter account. Company Facebook address. Google Chat. LinkedIn address. Skype address. mean really? Am I that important? m lucky, I know! In fact, I think they are used to it.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Blog] Social Media is the Servant of Strategy, Not the Master
    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 Social Media is the Servant of Strategy, Not the Master July 14th, 2010 |Written By: Mike Cassidy | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Mike Cassidy , a non-profit Senior Executive Director specializing in membership development, engagement and retention. Why ignore it? Thanks, Mike!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Blog] If You're Going To Speak In Public, Please Don't Do This.
    can''t imagine how Bay currently feels (if you''re interested, he has posted a response on his personal blog and did a brief interview with TMZ ). 'Everyone is talking about the Michael Bay meltdown that happened at CES. hate the whole "kicking someone when they are down mentality," but this is worth watching if you ever have to present or speak in public. it''s tough to watch, isn''t it? The human side of this is brutal. would hate for this to happen to anyone. I''m sure he''s not feeling all that great about the situation. That being said. It''s true. That''s not speaking.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
    [Blog] Why more FCA guidance on social media could free up financial services companies to be successful
    In the UK, we’re well used to this on owned channels such as blogs but the practice is not supported in the US. What 'Marketers in the  financial services industry were expecting the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to issue new guidelines about social media in the first quarter of 2014. But it hasn’t happened yet. The latest rumours we’ve heard suggest July is the earliest we’ll see something published. There’s much speculation about what such guidance could contain. International organisations have to deal with very different regulatory burdens across borders.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Blog] How Far Would You Go?
    He was completely shocked, overjoyed and documented the entire event on Twitter and his blog. With many factors that could have gone awry, it was a big risk for Morton’s, but one that paid off with Peter sharing the story of Morton’s efforts on his popular  blog and to his 112k+ twitter followers. As someone who doesn’t receive that much mail, I find it very exciting to get a surprise package-  instantly tweeting it and share the news on my blog, which is exactly what the sponsor of the gift intends. That makes for one loyal customer!
  • WHAT SPINKS THINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] Debate: Do All Community Managers Need Social Media?
    This is my response to the twitter debate and that blog post. Photo cred: Rishi Bandopadhay. Seems that a lot of people are under the impression that all community managers have to use social media. Social media is one tool.  It’s one of the many tools available to marketers, community managers, PR professionals etc. It is not a requirement for all roles that a community manager could possibly take on. On twitter, I had a long debate with Alana Joy on this topic.  This discussion led to this post on the ever insightful social media explorer.  don’t know…maybe it can.  Maybe.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Blog] The Public Speaker's Master Toolkit
    This blog post is not about your content. What are the tools that can help you give an unforgettable presentation? After several years of speaking in public, I've had to develop my own system to ensure that each and every presentation goes off without a hitch. And yes, there are some great tools and tips to ensure that this happens. I'm going to assume that the content rocks and that you know what you're going to talk about. The Public Speaker's Master Toolkit: The Rider. send along with all speaking contracts a rider of my audio and visual needs: Projector and screen for laptop. iphone.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
    [Blog] Shades of Screwups: Not All Mistakes Are Created Equal
    Someone’s really toxic attitude, a deliberately inflammatory blog post, a company’s complete disregard for their customers. There are many ways to mess something up. And though we do love to say that there is no “right” way – which may indeed be true sometimes – there are most definitely wrong ways to do things. The truth, however, is that there are degrees of transgression, too. There are shades of “wrong” Not everything is the illustrious #epicfail. We’re quick to call out disaster when we see it…but is it really? That happens.
  • CHARLENE LI  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [Blog] Join me at Clearvale SecondFloor speaking event, August 18th
    Home Blog Open Leadership Groundswell Resources Engagements News About Charlene Join me at Clearvale SecondFloor speaking event, August 18th Please join me for an evening discussion at the Clearvale SecondFloor speaker series on Wednesday, August 18th at 5pm in Redwood City, CA. Connect with Charlene Home | Blog | Open Leadership | Groundswell | Engagements | News | About Charlene Copyright © 2010 Charlene Li | Privacy | Disclosure Digital Marketing Partner I’ll be doing a general Q&A and also discussing the “ Open Leadership &# book. Hope to see you there!
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
    [Blog] Tweeterati #13: Why Can’t Public Figures Stay Out of Trouble on Twitter?
    Gaurav Mishra (@ gauravonomics ) writes about how the social web is changing business and society at www.gauravonomics.com/blog. In this week’s Tweeterati column in Mail Today , I wonder why public figures can’t stay out of trouble on Twitter: To the typical Twitter user, Twitter might feel like an intimate cafe, where they can talk in private, even though they are in a public space, but the analogy doesn’t not true for public figures like Tharoor and Weiner. Why Can’t Public Figures Stay Out of Trouble on Twitter? Anthony Weiner’s photo faux pas on Twitter instead.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Blog] The Power of a Question
    The Power of a Question is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. When I was 30, I lived in a largely rent-controlled building in New York City with my (then) girlfriend, who was also my age. There were nine other residents on our floor: a young couple in their 20’s, and seven single elderly widows/widowers in their 70’s and 80’s. The average age of our floor was 58. No one was 58. Trees were being slaughtered because someone asked “What’s the average age of that building?”. For most of us, it’s the same one: “Why?”.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
    [Blog] Cartoon of the day
    You can also subscribe to the blog to ensure you receive the latest posts. « Previous Post Next Post » 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 September 3, 2010 by Espo in Cartoon of the Day Image – GapingVoid Enjoy this post? Share your thoughts in the comments below or with your own networks. Thanks for visiting! Comments - Leave a comment! Cartoon of the day Five for Friday 09.24.10 Unported License.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
    [Blog] Cartoon of the day
    You can also subscribe to the blog to ensure you receive the latest posts. « Previous Post Next Post » 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 September 6, 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! Comments - Leave a comment! Cartoon of the day Five for Friday 09.24.10 Unported License. Based on a work at jeffesposito.com.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Blog] 10 Best Entrepreneurs of 2011 Infographic
    million blogs for iPad. Will you be one of the top entrepreneurs in 2012? Learn from the below and you can become a Digital Leader ! From: BusinessMBA.org. Also from BusinessMBA.org: Do a quick search for important entrepreneurs. Do you see any wrinkles on those faces? You sure don’t—some of them might even still have baby fat. does a yearly list of the top 30 entrepreneurs under 30.  Business MBA  decided to find out how ten of these young adults are making huge impressions on business and on the world. Matt Mickiewicz, 99designs Co-Founder—27 Years Old. Founded 2007. Founded 2007.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014
    [Blog] Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?
    Whether youll be running a company blog or a site thats jam-packed with graphics and video, making the right choice depends on your content. From its beginning as a humble blog platform, the latest edition of WordPress now boasts over 20 million users and is the basis for everything from The New York Times blog to the Lollapalooza website. For those interested in creating a simple blog or getting their new startup online, WordPress will be a straightforward choice. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Checking out the contenders. And the Winner Is..
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Blog] Why Stronger Visuals Help You Sell More Stuff
    Why Stronger Visuals Help You Sell More Stuff is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Dial Corporation this week announced a new campaign that integrates its long-standing Facebook Page with its new-ish Pinterest page , giving its Facebook community a challenge to create cause-related boards on Pinterest. The top organizations featured on those user-generated boards will compete to win a $5,000 prize. Dial is looking to capitalize on what is becoming a known fact – strong visuals help sell product and the stories around them. Inform.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Blog] Are Startups The Future Of Media?
    This past week, iMedia posted a blog item titled, 9 startups that marketers will love. Who holds the future of media in their hands? If you take a serious look at the media world, there are only a handful of significant players. While it may be easy to define "significant" as a company doing interesting things, it's more practical to look at the media landscape, and you'll note a handful of advertising networks and multi-national media corporations command the majority of audience. It caught my attention (a great linkbait of a title, if ever there was one). and dominates.
  • PAMORAMA  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2009
    [Blog] Advertisers Embrace Facebook, Other Social Networks
    Tagged as: ad spending , Advertising , Branding , Facebook , Marketing , MySpace , Social Media , Social media marketing , Social Networking [link] Vote on this article at blogengage.com Advertisers Embrace Facebook, Other Social Networks… Social ad spending will become a higher priority in 2010, generating more opportunities for advertisers to reach their target markets for branding and engagement… [link] bookmarking » Blog Archive » Advertisers Embrace Facebook, Other Social Networks | pamorama [.] and in many other countries. of all online advertising.
  • ENGAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
    [Blog] Step into the Light: Why You Must Be Measuring Your Content’s Performance
    Set goals for engagement for each piece of content that refers to those actions: every blog post, website article and social media post. 'I recently attended a roundtable discussion for in-house agency creatives who work with internal stakeholders on content creation. The content creation process is unique to every company but there were some facts that surprised—and disturbed—me. Reporting on the results of the content that is created is rarely measured and almost never shared with the teams who are creating it. Common sense tip: Help your creatives help you. Make it a habit.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013
    [Blog] Websites Will Become the AM Radio of the Internet
    The impact of these apps on their purchase decisions is greater than recommendations from blogs and social media, and from manufacturers’ websites or email. 'If your marketing is sufficiently useful, your audience will keep your brand close – on their home screen, in their inbox, in their Twitter and Facebook feeds – and, when they need you, they’ll access whatever it is you’re bringing to the information party. This is the great benefit of Youtility – marketing so useful, people would pay for it (if asked). When they need you, they’ll engage. agree.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
    [Blog] Invitation Avalanches, Attention Infidelity, and the Science of the Social Break-Up
    On Twitter and Facebook, a 7% conversion rate would be the stuff of legend (unless you’re Bieber or Gaga, in which case you probably don’t read this blog). Is the golden goose poisoned before it’s even an adult? The current relationship between companies and consumers via social media and email is unsustainable. The backlash has begun, and abuse of any one channel has a spillover effect on consumer attitudes toward other channels. 71% of Facebook members have become more selective about “liking&# companies. don’t like that email stat. Not one bit.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010
    [Blog] The Little Video Things You Do
    This blog started as a weekly video blog over four years ago. Tags: Blogging Marketing Small Business Social Media blog communicate engage humanize Jeff Korhan marketing personalize Prefontaine small business social media Thanksgiving video Last week I did an interview with a trade publication regarding the benefits of using video for enhancing small business marketing. While I did not create any talking points (as I usually do) - our conversation reminded me how video helps to engage in typically subtle ways. This is the magic of video.  . That's what I plan to do.
  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [Blog] How To Find Your Community's Founding Members
    Those that comment on relevant blogs and news articles are also a good source of contacts. It helps if you have an existing list of contacts to launch a community. This is how most communities founded by amateurs begin. The founder reaches out to people they've known for years. They know these people are interested in joining a community.    Some organizations confuse a list of contacts with their list of customers. They confuse the people whom know the founder personally and have developed relationships with the founder with those that purchase their products. 
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [Blog] Russia: the fourth largest social networking market in Europe
    We’ve posted in the past about the use of social media in Russia, when Russian President Dmitry Medvedev launched a video blog. Subscribe to updates from the FreshNetworks Blog. But data from TNS shows that use of social media and social networking in the country is widespread, making it the fourth largest market in Europe for social networking behind the UK, Germany and France. One of the main social networks in Russia, Odnoklassniki ( ????????????? is reporting 30 million registered users. VKontakte ( ? ???????? billion page views each day and 13.09 and Web 2.0 web 2.0
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [Blog] Why You Should Buy Trust Agents
    Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Why You Should Buy Trust Agents Written on August 17, 2009 by Justin Levy in books , business , chrisbrogan , marketing , social media , trustagents 4 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here! If you can’t view the video, you can also find it on YouTube. Please enable Javascript and Flash to view this Blip.tv video. See I like a balanced review.
  • FEVER BEE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Blog] What Will Be Left Of Your Community in 10 Years' Time?
    Use blog posts and your own participation to share these across the community and then document them in the community's history.  'In 10 years, what will be left of your community today? Will you be using the same platform? Will the same people be there? Will the documented knowledge still be relevant?    You probably answered no to all these questions. Worse yet, you probably won't be involved with the community by 2024.    This doesn't mean community activity doesn't matter (nor that the community will die). Communities continually evolve.
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