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  • JUGNOO  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Blog] Twitter Report Abuse Button May Help Spark Personal Safety Innovation
    Twitter Report Abuse Button May Help Spark Personal Safety Innovation originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Twitter Report Abuse Button May Help Spark Personal Safety Innovation appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Because of the incident in Britain that involved high profile women being threatened with death or rape, Twitter has introduced a report abuse button on both mobile and web platforms. As well, extra staff are being added in order to deal with reports of abuse from users.
  • JUGNOO  |  THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
    [Blog] Facebook Analytics: Ferrari Wins Engagement War
    Facebook Analytics: Ferrari Wins Engagement War originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Facebook Analytics: Ferrari Wins Engagement War appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'For Facebook analytics fans, SimplyMeasured has published a report on how some of the top 100 brands use Facebook. Here are some highlights: “Automotive brands earn double the average Facebook engagement rate of other Interbrand companies.”. Facebook posts of over 250 characters average less engagement.”.
  • JUGNOO  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Blog] A Pixar Insider’s Guide to Story Telling and Engagement
    Pixar Insider’s Guide to Story Telling and Engagement originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post A Pixar Insider’s Guide to Story Telling and Engagement appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Andrew Stanton is a film director, screenwriter and producer at Pixar. He gave a TED talk recently, and here are some of his key takeaways on engagement in the art of story telling. Some of this can be applied to the stories a brand tells: is it compelling? You were born a problem solver.
  • JUGNOO  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013
    [Blog] 5 Key Functions of Social Media Management
    Key Functions of Social Media Management originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post 5 Key Functions of Social Media Management appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'I f you are relying on more than one social media management program to provide the following five key functions, it may be time for a little spring cleaning! Social media is serious business. Businesses that take it seriously know that their social presence requires more than monitoring; it requires management.
  • JUGNOO  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Blog] Do happy customers have less social media value than angry customers?
    originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'In the era of social media, customer service teams are on high alert for negative sentiment, to the point which they may be ignoring happy customers and alienating potential brand advocates. Online reputation management has become a growth industry within social marketing, resulting in a number of new social presence tools and monitoring platforms. After a recent experience with Delta Airlines, I think we have. While
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011
    [Blog] Are You A Business Or A Media Company?
    These include forums, blogs, community websites where industry news can be published, wikis, etc. It could be an industry social networking website, it could be an industry wiki or encyclopedia site, or it could be a simple blog. About Us What’s a Maverick? Steve Rubel, who is a bit of an Internet pioneer, has an interesting take on marketing in this global Internet economy. Even if you’re a local business. And I fully agree. In fact, that’s precisely what you should strive to be. media company. But what does it mean to be a media company? The Internet is a huge place.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014
    [Blog] Facebook Theme Week: Organic or Paid?
    'At a recent team meeting at ProBlogger HQ to plan the theme for our next ‘theme week’ here on the ProBlogger blog I nervously suggested that we should create a week long series of posts on the topic of Facebook. Before we get into some case studies for the rest of the week let me finish with a simple reminder to not put all your eggs in the one basket when it comes with driving traffic to your blog. Facebook could well be an amazing opportunity for your blogging but the opportunity is unlikely to be an indefinite one. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [Blog] I want you to get extreme!
    His book The Radical LEAP has been named one of the 100 best business books of all time and if you’ve been reading this blog for a while — you know that in my opinion, it’s one of the three most brilliant business books I’ve ever read. 'I like to pass along people, ideas and events I think you’ll find valuable. My friend, Steve Farber, is a world-renowned leadership expert. He consults with global 100 brands. The DVD of this 2-hour speech sells for $90, but Steve is offering this audio to my friends for free. Yeah, he’s a pretty cool guy. To your success in 2014!
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
    [Blog] Four social applications worth keeping an eye on
    If you think you haven’t, log onto your public stream and look for quick bursts of Tweets sharing news stories or blog posts. Is it me or does it seem like there is a new social network or application that is going to be the next big thing in 2012? For every “surefire hit” like a Pinterest there are two or three Google Waves or Empire Avenues.  It is always hard to read the tea leaves when deciding whether or not to jump in with two feet or sit on the sidelines and let the audiences figure it out. So it takes an honest effort to give these networks a try. from my friend Gini Dietrich.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Blog] Why social is about more than just social data
    But when we consider that social media extends beyond social channels into product reviews, forums and even blogs, the real impact of social is likely to be much, much greater. 'Didn’t make it to the Market Research Summit last week? spoke about why we need to take a much broader view of social. Rather than looking at social data and the impact it can have on the decisions our clients make in isolation, we need to take a more strategic view that takes into account the transformative effect that social is having on entire business models. Social has become a huge part of our lives.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Blog] Is Facebook All Wrong About Our Sharing Psychology
    ” In a fascinating blog post titled “ The Liquid Self ” from SnapChat’s in-house sociology researcher Nathan Jurgenson , the case is made that our current notions about social media and identity are restrictive and largely, fraudulent. 'In this edition of The Baer Facts, I am indeed wearing an Evel Knieval robe, and I talk with  Kyle Lacy  of  ExactTarget  about  SnapChat stories , the new wrinkle from SnapChat that enables users to compile a daily stack of short clips. It’s like GONE gone? In 10 seconds?” Fascinating approach.). Knees get scraped.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
    [Blog] Abraham Lincoln on Sincerity and Social Media
    So often company's say - "Anna, I have been on twitter for a week now and blogged for a fortnight.but can't see it is doing any good". Abraham Lincoln once said. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend". No truer word has been spoken, and how apt all these years on when we apply it to social media. Sincerity doesn't come in the short term. Sincerity cannot be bought. Sincerity is not what you say as much as what you did.and how you made me feel. Sincerity is about consistent behavior in the long term.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  FRIDAY, JULY 9, 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 July 9, 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!
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 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 July 13, 2010 by Espo in Cartoon of the Day Cartoon – GapingVoid Enjoy this post? Share your thoughts in the comments below or with your own networks. Thanks for visiting!
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010
    [Blog] The Branding Comedy
    You can also subscribe to the blog to ensure you receive the latest posts. « Previous Post Next Post » [link] Tweets that mention The Branding Comedy | 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 The Branding Comedy Written on August 8, 2010 by Espo in Branding As an English major/Geek, this mashup tugs at all of my hear strings. It is long, but worth thumbing through. Thanks for visiting! Unported License.
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Blog] Social Media’s Influence on Investing
    Blogs and web articles have been influencing the buying and selling of stocks and other investment products for years through analysis and picks.  Articles on web have always been informative about forex trading, investments etc. As social media gains in popularity, this more concise and faster paced resource is also swaying investors in many ways. SEC website ( [link] ). Zoomedia suggests on their website that companies advertise on Facebook to attract investors. Investors may also follow brokers, other investors or friends who invest on these sites.  The hedge fund actually posted a 5.4%
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
    [Blog] A Major Difference Between Twitter and Facebook
    Read more on this social media blog. Blast. For entrepreneurs, one of the best features of Twitter is it’s API. Twitter allows developers to tap into its stream of 1 billion monthly tweets to create new applications and websites. This Twitter API has spawned several unique applications and projects that have benefited internet users in a variety of ways. This API has also spawned several real time search engines, such as Sency , which tap into sources such as Twitter to offer real time results for internet users. However, Facebook is very different. image: LoneWolfLibrarian ). Share it.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Blog] It’s 1am and all is well…
    Not a bad haul for a day which was more disrupted than normal – but that’s why I’m writing this – to remind myself that I’m lucky to be able to spend 9am on a Monday morning setting up farm animals on the living room floor with my son, and to be able to spend 9pm in a call with an American client, or 1am writing a blog post. I’m writing this at 1am. I’ve still got a couple of emails I have to send before the day is over, but aside from that, I’ve finished everything that’s been needed today. And that’s how I feel at the moment.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
    [Blog] How To Make Most of Business Trends in 2013
    Trends in business for 2013 are now becoming the default blog post within my RSS feeds. trend becomes an opportunity when it is turned from something you blog about to something that you live by. However, most people talk about what they 'see' the trends to be however few actually say how a business can benefit from these trends. So today I want to talk about putting into action a business trend to help you grow your company in 2013. like to see trends in business ideas as business opportunities and use an acronoym BEST to show how to make the most of them. Let me explain.
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Blog] Palestine: fighting against a resigned future
    Why have I found this final blog post so hard to write? It is now more than a month since I returned from Palestine. And I’ve been meaning to write a final post, but it has proved difficult. How do you sum up such an experience? In the first post I wrote when I arrived, I talked about the vivid contrasts that exist everywhere. For a visitor, making contrasts is an obvious and easy thing to do. It helps to give a clear sense of the uniqueness of this place. Contrasts are easy to find too now I’m back. Today, I went for a run. could move freely. What sort of a life is this?
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Blog] When Entrepreneurship Isn’t The Right Fit
    It seems you can’t swing a cat video without hitting yet another blog focused on entrepreneurship or small business, or another startup conference, or another post on Medium about how working for yourself is  the ultimate freedom. 'Entrepreneurship these days is all the rage. There’s no question that entrepreneurship contributes a great deal to the US (and arguably global) economy, and although numbers have dipped slightly as the job market recovers, entrepreneurship is still a strong trend that I don’t see dying off anytime soon. But what about when it’s not?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
    [Blog] Ayan Sen on Making Money Online
    He lives in Canada and blogs about making money online. When did you start blogging? have been blogging since January 2009, when I started my first website on steps to create a website. Why did you decide to create a blog? The links down the left sidebar of your site cover a wealth of information — from blogging to social networking to making money online. The following is a guest interview with Ayan Sen, a 21-year-old internet entrepreneur. then began a project at twitnine.com ; and later at get-free-web-traffic.com. Got a question for Ayan?
  • BARE FEET STUDIOS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012
    [Blog] Giving Back: A Core Part of Our Sharing Nature
    Ask any techie and they will tell you the same story: Can you help our school set up a blog? Back in the spring of 2000, while we were still based in Santa Fe, NM, there was a huge forest fire that broke out and endangered the entire community of Los Alamos , home to the birth if the nuclear bomb and one of the largest nuclear research facilities in the world. As a founder of the New Mexico Internet Professionals Association (NMIPA) Shane knew that online would be the best place to coordinate emergency communications. It was a literal 24/7 job with very little sleep yet so much at stake.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Blog] LinkedIn Tops a Quarter Billion Users
    The post LinkedIn Tops a Quarter Billion Users appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'The king of professional social networking reached a major milestone recently when they broke the 250 million user mark. Since going public in March, 2011, LinkedIn has had an up and down road. This can be expected from any social media site that goes public (just ask Facebook) but LinkedIn has been relatively stable. They’ve had some missteps. They’ve faced challenges. They seem to come out on top the majority of the time. billion as of the June quarter). Read More: Mashable.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
    [Blog] How To Convert Traffic to a Sale
    In my last post, how to grow traffic to your blog , I gave you some ideas on how to up your traffic. If you’re bringing people back to your blog, make sure the thing you most want them to do is obvious on your site. But if you’re hoping to turn this into a sale, you might want to take some preparations into account. Simple Call to Action. If you’re calling them back to a specific post, make sure that only the action you want them to take is linked. You’ll note that most of my posts have lots of links, even if I’m selling things. Take a Few Approaches.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Blog] Silos, Facebook Advertising, and Opportunity
    That’s because I see your Facebook program as just one part of a larger social communications ecosystem that includes blog, Twitter, Facebook, email, YouTube, your brand community (if applicable), and possibly a bunch of other stuff. It’s much closer to Google and Bing PPC ads than it is to blogging and content marketing, or Twitter, or YouTube. I was pissed. When I first heard the news that The Washington Post was spinning off a brand-new company to do Facebook-only consulting , I was incensed. Even today, what does a “social media consultant&# do? Madness.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Blog] Why the Kindle Fire is Not For Me
    Visit the blog archive to read more articles on new and emerging media. I did not want a Kindle to replace the experience of reading tactile books when I wrote about it in February 2009. The majority of your comments agreed with me. Fast forward nearly three years and I still don’t want the thing. The Kindle Fire is not for me. Not yet. Engadget reviews the Kindle Fire with a concise conclusion: The Kindle Fire is quite an achievement at $200. It’s a perfectly usable tablet that feels good in the hand and has a respectably good looking display up front. That the Fire has.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Blog] Slapped! Facebook Blocks Me For 14 Days
    sent more requests to both local citizens and many internet personalities whose blogs I read and who know me, folks such as Wayne John and Kirsten Wright and Justin Levy — and Facebook slapped me on the wrist and blocked me from sending friend requests or writing messages to non-friends for a period of 7 days. I am seeking re-election to the Newburyport city council and actively sending Facebook messages to people who live in my town to 1) introduce myself and 2) inquire if they would like to be my friend. Today is a different story. That is, if you want to be friends.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
    [Blog] How Your Photo Tweeting Experience Changes
    Enrich Your Blog Readers’ Experience with Wibiya. Studies indicate 14.9% of tweets contain links; and 1.25% of those links (or 2.1 million tweets a day) point to pictures hosted on photo sharing websites. Twitter users are familiar with the concept of adding images to tweets, typically using third-party services such as Twitpic , Yfrog , and Lockerz. No longer is that monotony required, as a deal was inked this summer with Photobucket to enable you to visit twitter.com, write your message, and attach your shared photo on the fly. Thank you for reading! 12 Million People Tweet 27.3
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Blog] Would you pay for an adless Facebook?
    There were a few blogs on the topic ranging from slamming the company to questioning and polling their readers to see if they would be willing to pay for an adless version of the social network. 'A few weeks back there was an article on a patent application that Mark Zuckerberg had placed. The patent showed mock-ups to create an ad-less version of Facebook for users wishing to pay to remove the ads. When I first saw this, I pondered what Facebook would look like without ads in its current form, but then finding the image (on left), my mind started to wander again. What do you think?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Blog] Who Cares What Chris Brogan is Drinking?
    If you would like a piece of his mind, visit  Feldman Creative  and his blog,  The Point. 'Image via BigStockPhoto.com. You know who Chris Brogan is, right? Skip the following paragraph. What?!? You don’t know the name? Chris is the publisher of Owner Magazine , CEO of Human Business Works, a publishing and media company, a keynote speaker, marketing consultant to major brands, and the bestselling author of six books. Marketers want a piece of Chris. He’s also one of the good guys. He means and does what he says. Chris is also a big drinker. He really does. and it’s yummy! Super genuine.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Blog] In Storage & Networking, Big Numbers In Dollars and Data
    And while I haven't talked about it too much on the blog, trying to keep a black and white separation between my day job for much of the last decade and my more hobby-oriented interests here, I've lived it, participating in one venture backed storage startup for more than 8 years, from 2001 to 2009, seeing companies raise, rise, fall and fail. Today, at least for those of us who watch the enterprise space closely, the big news is that Dell Computer has offered to acquire Fremont-based 3Par for $1.15 billion , a premium of more than 80 percent over the company's stock price.
  • ONE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
    [Blog] Harvard’s Must-Have Guide to Social Media
    From RSS to micro-blogging to crowdsourcing, you’ll find a lot of new and interesting information in this presentation. Going back to school is not a bad thing always. Every now and then, we should. Even if it is to refresh our memories and do a revision of lessons already taught. Social Media is no exception. Here’s an excellent introduction to the subject as presented by Nicholas Lamphere of the @HarvardSocial group at Harvard University. Click here to view it now. Share this post.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013
    [Blog] Say “Cheese” with Social
    This post was originally published on AT&T’s Networking Exchange Blog. Small businesses are realizing that social media is here to stay, and they are taking notice because becoming a social brand can help drive revenue. Traditionally, small business have used outbound advertising platforms like direct mail, cable television, newspapers or yellow pages, but today outbound marketing strategies have largely been replaced by inbound strategies. Integrating social media into the marketing mix isn’t an option anymore. For Joanie, becoming a social brand hasn’t been that difficult.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
    [Blog] Inch by Inch
    My blog is one of the top blogs in the world right now because I’ve been at it for 11 years. I’m shooting for improving my success in all areas of life: business, relationships, finance, health. This morning, I started back in on my physical fitness. The night before, for the first time in my life, I consciously ate half of my meal and left the rest. With money, I do a blend of explaining why I don’t need to buy X, and also deciding how to earn more Y. wanted to share some of my method for how I do what I do in this regard. Start By BEING. See the difference?
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Blog] How to Organize Finances with FreshBooks
    Also, subscribe to the mailing list to download a free copy of The Guest Blogging Survival Guide! 'When I was approached to do a review of FreshBooks , it couldn’t have come at a better time. have to admit, I’ve never been good with organizing my finances beyond Excel. tried another name brand accounting product on two different occasions, and both times gave it up because I could never reconcile my accounts correctly. Not to mention that there was no suitable import option for PayPal with it either. Organize my clients’ information. Search for invoices quickly.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #23
    "I came across the Cooking for Engineers blog a few years ago, and was immediately impressed with this unique way of documenting a complex process. well, at least compared to laptops, which is what the donkey has,' states the Blog post. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? recipe infographics! and interview) - Cool Infographics. Now the guys at Cool Infographics have deconstructed Michael Chu 's approach, and published an interview with him. " (Alistair for Hugh). " (Hugh for Alistair).
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014
    [Blog] How I Balance Personal and Professional Online Today
    Blogging. maintain a few different blogs, which I know isn’t feasible for most people. But since my departure in July, I’ve revived the blog here to focus on my professional perspectives on life online, digital communication, and online marketing. This is the blog you’ll see me share most often in my social streams as I believe it’s the one that’s most in line with what the majority of my community wants to read and see. Wherever I am professionally, I always contribute to blogs there. Earlier if you count much more nerdy things.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Blog] Built Like a Blogger? Lose Weight on the Fitbit Diet.
    know few people find that intriguing on a tech blog, but as I had mentioned in my first post on Fitbit way back at the end of March, " Virtual badges influence real world behavior ", and that change in real world behavior has hit me with real results. My dresser drawers are overflowing with extra large shirts with logos from tech companies - most of them Google at this point, after more than a year at Mountain View headquarters. called the condition being "Built Like a Blogger", accurately captured by Claire Chang at SXSW in 2011 and immortalized on Twitter. So I got competitive.
  • SOSHABLE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Blog] Build Websites for Mobile First
    The post Build Websites for Mobile First appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'Earlier this week I wrote a controversial piece about responsive website design that brought the ire of professionals within my industry and a flood of emails calling me all sorts of names. Yes, there were those who agreed as well, but they were the minority. In retrospect, I sold out. looked at the data, saw how responsive websites were not performing very well on mobile devices in industries that were heavy on data, and came to the conclusion that adaptive was a better solution for some.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Blog] What sucks about PR
    This post originally ran on the PR Breakfast Club blog, but I wanted to share it with readers who may have missed it. am pissed off. The PR industry has recently received one black eye after the other – and you know what? It’s our own damn fault. Yes, I said it. The recent bad press for the PR industry (and individual practitioners) in TechCrunch , Forrester and the New York Times came from the work of horrible PR people. These ranged from bad pitches to scamming a small business. That pisses me off even more than anything. So how do we fix this? We’d love to hear below.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013
    [Blog] YouTube Secrets, Content Curation and Writing Productivity Tips for Marketers!
    'This week’s content marketing strategy guide from the most popular blogs concentrates on advanced content techniques. Don’t forget to blog about your customers’ interests and needs and find affiliates in your niche. Want to become a more productive writer, find even more ways to reach your audience or apply content curation for lead nurturing? Go ahead and read those helpful tips right now! Tips on Becoming a More Creative and Productive Writer . Don’t we get stuck and run out of inspiration when we have to write again and again? Marketing News
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
    [Blog] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #119
    My friends: Alistair Croll ( BitCurrent , Year One Labs , GigaOM , Human 2.0 , the author of Complete Web Monitoring and Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks), Hugh McGuire ( The Book Oven , LibriVox , iambik , PressBooks , Media Hacks ) and I decided that every week or so the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see" Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another: Kickstarter Is Not a Store - Kickstarter Blog. Blog Maverick. guess what?
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
    [Blog] Are You Crowding The Kitchen?
    blog comments powered by Disqus Search Brass Tacks About the Authors Amber Naslund Amber Naslund (@ambercadabra on Twitter) is a communications and business strategist and the Director of Community for Radian6. Brass Tack Thinking Make Things Happen Home About Amber Naslund Tamsen McMahon Contact Speaking Amber Naslund Tamsen McMahon Brass Tack Reading Archives Are You Crowding The Kitchen? July 29, 2010 | by Amber Naslund View Comments Collaboration. That word is so golden-clad in business. The thing we strive for. The thing we each claim to do well. We know this, right? Are you?
  • FEVER BEE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Blog] CIPR and Communicating With Members
    The Conversation will now have ‘Public relations’, ‘Public affairs’, ‘Internal Comms’, ‘Digital’, ‘Tech’, ‘Marketing’ and ‘Advertising’ hubs that will pull together the  best blogs  and  original content  from these areas into their own  specialist hubs.   Unfortunately, if you were using The Conversation as a place to write and keep your own blog, all of this content will be deleted in the change to a new CMS. Instead highlight the change and offer to port across the blogs of the top 20 contributors.   "Hi Richard. "). 
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
    [Blog] Goodbye Republican Party, It’s YOU Not Me
    Again apologies from straying away from the normal fare on this blog, but this had to be said. 'This is going to be a political post. If that offends you, please click here. For the past 6+ years I have been a member of the Republican Party, but the past few years have really driven me to question if it even made sense anymore. As many Americans know, our political system is broken and my Party is a big part of the problem. Now that is what was the final straw, Nate Bell was. While an Arkansas State Representative has nothing to do with me, his cluelessness embodies the Grand Old Party.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
    [Blog] Smashing Soundbites: Is It Really All About Relationships?
    you want them to buy stuff themselves and they want free stuff to post on their blog), you’re setting yourself both up for disappointment and frustration, not to mention a really really hard time defining and tracking success. 'One of the most popular mantras in the marketing and social media spheres: “It’s all about relationships.” ” Or some variant thereof. But in itself, that statement is completely and utterly useless. It means nothing simply because it could mean just about anything. What the heck constitutes a “relationship” anyway?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
    [Blog] Plagiarism … or Inspiration?
    In all writing, blogging being no exception, there is a fine line between borrowing ideas and plagiarizing content. So it is with blogging. You should not be afraid of reading your favorite blogs and drawing ideas on what to write about from them. Brandsplat creates blogs, articles and social media in the voice of our client’s brand. Click here Click here for the Brandsplat Report or visit our blog at  www.ibrandcasting.com. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This guest post is by Dawn Walnoha of Brandsplat. Comparing content.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Blog] How Does Getting a Thumbs Down on StumbleUpon Negatively Effect Your Content?
    When it come to generating traffic for a website or blog, StumbleUpon is one of the best tools you can lean on. However, not every link you share on the site is guaranteed to send visitors pouring your way. With the simple click of the conveniently accessible thumbs down button, your content could easily find itself buried and never to be seen. Point blank – the more thumbs down you rack up, the harder it becomes for your content to generate the traffic you seek. In this article, we will examine some of the factors that could cause StumbleUpon users to reject your content.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
    [Blog] Social Media Needs Fewer Networks, More Outlets
    They expose blogs and mainstream news that fills the social networks with fresh reasons to visit. The social networking doors are closed. The finalists have been announced with Google+ walking into the room and closing the door on everyone on the outside. In the finalists room are a handful of networks that encompass everything that we could possibly need from a networking perspective. It’s time for the industry to focus on building on these networks. It’s time for more outlets. What is a social outlet? The Social Networks. There are five. They’d all be wrong.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Blog] 5 Steps to Launch Your International Social Media
    There’s more to ‘localization’ than simply translating a tweet or blog post from English into another language. Guest post by Christian Arno , founder of professional translation services provider Lingo24. Launched in 2001, Lingo24 has clients in over sixty countries, and translated over forty million words in the last year. Even though Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google are American companies, social media doesn’t begin and end at the shores of the USA. It’s tricky, but not as difficult as it may seem. Choose the right social networks for the country. Owned by Google.
  • ADAM COHEN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Blog] Professional Services at the Digital Crossroads
    I’m excited to be writing again and getting this blog back in gear, hearing from you about what excites you most in the world of digital. 'I’ve been watching lots of professional services firms evolve to take on the world of digital. PR agencies are embracing the evolution of communication to online, unstructured and real-time content. Marketers are embracing the troves of data available and looking at how to craft effective campaigns, content and platforms to reach audiences in new ways. Even the big consulting firms are finding their way into the digital strategy arena.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
    [Blog] How the Web Helped Me Buy a New Car
    When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. I recently said goodbye to my 2001 Subaru Forester and purchased a 2013 Subaru Impreza. Have a look… I’d bought the Forester 12 years ago — and it was the first vehicle I owned all by myself. was in my first post-college job and wanted to use some of my income to trade-in my then-Plymouth Acclaim sedan for a SUV. researched, test drove, and decided to go Japanese. drove her for over 196,000 miles! Their costs added up. exceeded the trade-in value over the past three years. Got a question?
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
    [Blog] Traditional Marketing Isn’t Dead Yet
    Regular readers of the Small Business Mavericks Internet Marketing Blog know that I am a big and vocal proponent of online marketing. Blogs, articles, e-zines, social media … I love it all. But you’ll never hear me tell you that you should abandon every form of traditional marketing. That just isn’t the case. Business cards. Yep, you need them. When you go to that off line networking event, you need something physical to hand out to people so that they’ll remember who you are. TV, radio, brochures. Yes, they’re useful. They all have their place.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Blog] Perception Versus Reality
    In the digital and social space, this is often our own Achilles heel as press clippings and blogs within the space help puff out our chests and inflate our own feelings of self-importance. 'No matter what type of job you have, chances are that there are times when you take yourself or your job way too seriously. It is OK to nod your head and agree, because it happens to everyone (this author included). As I write this post, I am utterly exhausted and it’s not from pulling a 40+-hour week or even doing work-related activities. It can’t wait. It also leads me to…. m irreplaceable.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Blog] How to Boost Your Marketing Plan for Spectacular PPC Results
    When he isn’t reading or writing blogs, he enjoys sampling good music and good food. Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Pay per click (PPC) advertising should be an important part of any marketing campaign. lot of people are scared of it, though, and rightly so. Failure to properly prepare for a PPC campaign can mean you’ll shoot a lot of money down the drain in record time. How do you keep this from happening? You can avoid disaster and court success by asking yourself the following three questions. How Does Your Audience Talk? If so, try testing PPC ads that use those phrases.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
    [Blog] Do You Have the Right Insurance for Your Social Media Activities?
    Anyone can now make a video, recording, create a blog or publish a book. Associations continue to embrace social, ranging from those learning how to others deep into analyzing their results. But according to my social media buds, they still get lots of questions from clients about its risks. Review my SocialFish posts (search “risk management” to find them or click here ) discuss the risks and how to manage them. Risk identification is just the first step in the risk management process. It is equally important to choose the right techniques to manage these risks. Media Exposures. Web 2.0
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    [Blog] Podcast:Improving a Dealership’s Social Media Presence
    The post Podcast:Improving a Dealership’s Social Media Presence appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'Presence is 50% of the game when it comes to social media. You have to be in front of people, accessible, and able to bring to them the other half of the social media equation: message. message without a presence brings to mind the old saying about a tree falling in an empty forest. If a Facebook post goes out and nobody saw it in their news feed, did it really get posted at all? Listen Now.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Blog] Three ways Facebook’s $2bn move into virtual reality will drive growth
    Although a surprise, Facebook’s $2bn acquisition should be seen in the context of its $19bn purchase of Whatsapp, another key part of the social network’s growth plans, as discussed on our blog last month. VR was seen as mainly an upcoming growth driver for the gaming sector until now, as detailed in our last blog post. 'Facebook agreed the acquisition of virtual reality (VR) firm Oculus VR for approximately $2bn on Tuesday with CEO Mark Zuckerberg claiming it could become “the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate”.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [Blog] The Traditional Resume Is Dying
    Leave a Reply blog comments powered by Disqus 105 SUBSCRIBERS 50161 FOLLOWERS Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Mejasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Digital Marketing , Social Media / The Traditional Resume Is Dying | Subcribe via RSS The Traditional Resume Is Dying August 5th, 2010 Posted in Digital Marketing , Social Media Tweet Share The sooner the better I say. There really is no reason to have to be dealing with word documents and pdfs anymore with the rise of Linked In (or even leading jobsites like Monster ). So what say you?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
    [Blog] 7 Things You Need to Know From My Content Amplification Test
    This isn’t necessarily a surprise, as if you’re reading CNN you might be interested in a particular blog post here on Convince & Convert, but you may not be fully enraptured by all things social media and content marketing, as are our typical readers. 'The new Hummingbird release pushes Google further along as a provider of first-hand information. This is part of the company’s bigger initiative to play both sides of the content and search game, evidence of which can be found in its purchase of Zagat , among other moves. It’s Incredibly Easy.
  • DEVELOP SOCIALLY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
    [Blog] Meet Our Friend @corleymay
    You can find her on LinkedIn , Twitter and here’s her blog. @corleymay is a fellow creative who drives a very powerful digital community in a very niche market! She’s one of the few professional - digital-community-builders who gets to do it for their 9-5 job (although it’s often more hours than that). She has the ability to pull people into the conversation and keep them there. Corley is also one of the best writers I know! corleymay  is someone I’m lucky to consider a friend. She also lives here in Asheville, NC where I love calling home! Check her out!
  • SCOTT GOULD  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [Blog] What The World Needs Now
    Speaking Of TED… There is currently a big debate on Robert Scoble’s blog about TED and it’s price tag. This thought comes from Scott Gould 's thinking blog for thinking people. This on the BBC is interesting. It’s a short clip of delegates at TED saying what they think ‘what the world needs now’ in 18 seconds. They all hinge on action. But my favourite is from Arianna Hugginton who said beautifully that ‘ we need greater simplicity.’ ’ I’m trying really hard to get a mission statement together for Like Minds. More ideas?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013
    [Blog] Toy Makers Investing in Social Media
    Twitter and Facebook are great, but their real power lies in sharing your other content, such as videos and blog posts. 'Social media, with its ability to reach a huge percentage of consumers, is an important tool for any company, and toy makers are no exception. But there’s a right and a wrong way to use social media, as some companies in other industries have shown with their high-profile online meltdowns. Here’s what toy companies need to know to use social networking to their advantage. Why Social Media is Important. Toy Companies Who Get It. First is Step2, a U.S.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Blog] Content Marketing: Have a Strategy and Be Relevant
    'Today we have a guest blog post from Rosemarie Ascherl, PR Foreman at Sonnhalter, discussing content marketing. Content marketing should be part of all B2B [and B2T] business’s overall marketing strategy. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend a fabulous week of learning and motivation when I attended the 2013 Content Marketing World Summit at the Cleveland Convention Center. Content marketing’s purpose is to attract and retain customers by consistently creating and curating relevant and valuable content with the intention of changing or enhancing consumer behavior.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] The Science Behind a Compelling Social Media Campaign
    You’ll also likely be balancing tasks such as writing blog content and other marketing tactics, so you’ll feel like you’re flying by the seat of your pants without a plan. '“Setting up a social media campaign is a piece of cake,” said no marketing professional ever. When it comes to social media-based campaigns, it involves a lot more than just posting content and waiting for the likes and comments to rack up. It involves meticulous planning, endless analysis, and a true understanding of what makes your audience tick. The answer to all these questions can be, “yes!”
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
    [Blog] Day 9: People of color impacting the social web – Robert Murray #28DaysofDiversity
    For day 9 , I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Robert Murray Twitter: @robertmurray & @saltriverstudio Website/Blog: saltriverstudio.com Bio Born in Jamaica, Robert has lived in Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Miami and now Austin. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010
    [Blog] This Week In Location: The return of the old school, Brightkite + Loopt deals & InCrowd launches in the 1.8 billion industry
    If you read the same old tech blogs you’ll think it was a light week in the location space. It was light compared to the last two weeks as everyone catches their breath and move forward from the Facebook Places announcement but the location industry was very much active this week as ever. Over the last seven days two of the very first location-based services announced check-in rewards/specials. Brightkite teamed with McDonald’s and Visa and Loopt announced a deal with Virgin wich equaled their fifth largest day ever. My thoughts so far on InCrowd? So was it a slow week?
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [Blog] Three Easy Ways Social Media Could Help You When Buying a Car
    Most social media pages have links to blogs and press releases as well that contain recent news. When you think about buying a car, you most likely surf the internet looking for automobile sites, or dealership homepages to get an idea on a certain vehicle and gather some information. One thing most of us would never think to do is use social media when we are car-shopping. If you haven’t thought of this then do not worry, I have helped you out and listed three easy ways social media can be utilized when car buying. This type of media can be really useful to a prospective car-buyer.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Blog] Power Plays and Landmark Changes to Marketing as of Late
    My own blog benefits from searches on Google more than anything else, and optimizing your site for search engines—throwing in key words and phrases that are more likely to come up in a search—is a widely known practice. Unless you’ve been in a coma for a while, you’ve probably noticed that the past few years of global Internet use have changed the game of marketing completely. These days, a consumer can immediately find a page for something the consumer likes—which is great for anyone selling anything. Take a look at: Networking. In October of 2007, Microsoft bought a 1.6% Crowdfunding.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Blog] How to Use Google+ to Update All Major Social Networks
    Widgets and apps can help pull a Twitter feed to a website, or a blog RSS feed to a LinkedIn profile or Facebook profile. The hub might represent a blog or Twitter feed, and all the spokes separate social media channels. But most of the hacks that were blogged about last year don’t work any more—Google seem to be discouraging users from importing feeds to Google+. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This is a guest post by Alan Cairns of bozboz.co.uk. The hub and spoke distribution model represents this system, with a structure that resembles wheels on a bike.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Blog] The Practical Guide to Writing Conversational Copy
    You and your blog or business are here to fill a need. You can ask hundreds of questions to build an accurate reader profile (like Darren does here ), and the best way to profile your audience is to ask them lots of questions… on your blog, in your newsletters, on social media. Have you ever been told to feed the desire of your readers when writing copy to market your blog or business? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This is a guest contribution from Monika Mundell, communication strategist and copywriter. Image by Flickr user Rohit Rath. You don’t!
  • TWITIP  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010
    [Blog] How to Win the AFI Twitter Background Design Contest
    That means tweet it, Facebook it, blog it, bookmark it… basically, do whatever it takes to get the word out about your awesome design. Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Candis Hidalgo @candees Candis is the marketing and communications manager for Go Smart Solutions, the company that created TwitBacks.com. While the contest runs until the end of February, there are already a lot of awesome background designs being submitted. contest only See? Simple. Oh pity.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
    [Blog] Something New for Social Media News Junkies
    But the folks at Socia Media Informer are a much more discriminating…they are only looking for a few good blogs. I need two things to run Pushing Social: Time and Unique Information.  Time is precious and scarce.  Unfortunately, unique information is just as rare.  But, I just got a tremendous leg-up. Take a moment to pop by Social Media Informer , to see my latest ace in the hole resource.  Like Social Media Today, Social Media informer aggregates posts from bloggers across the social media space.  This suits me just fine. Now I can drink from the best content all in one place. 
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Blog] Are You A Small Minded Business?
    He also blogs at TroyClaus.com. Troy Claus is co-founder and partner at Bonsai Interactive Marketing , a full-service marketing agency, offering integrated and digital solutions. “All I need to do to take my business to the next level is get a Facebook page and a Twitter account.&#. That has become the mindset of many SMBs (Small Minded Businesses). Coupled with that mindset is usually the understanding that financial results are instant, your brand becomes a recognized leader, and you can work less (which is clearly the mindset that leads to failure). Being Disconnected.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Blog] How to Effectively Bottle Social Media and Product Integration
    disclosure, which I’ll be using here on Convince & Convert to disclose any ties between authors and subjects covered on the blog. In addition to family, football, and fancy side dishes you’ll never see for another year, Thanksgiving brings an annual dilemma to the oenophile. What wine to serve for Thanksgiving is a tricky question, as the holiday table replete with savory and sweet options is an Ellis Island of tastes, making for a tough wine pairing. include() may indeed be the world’s most social wine. An Intoxicating Social Media Experiment. Interesting.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Blog] How to Identify a Twitter Spammer
    When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. Related Stories The Purpose of Twitter The Best Blogs to Read in 2013 Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013. Scroll through the below tweets. Posted by different accounts, the fact each is the same is proof that each is controlled by the same person. View the story "Guess Which Twitter Account is Fake" on Storify ]. Guess Which Twitter Account is Fake. When 34 different people tweet the same message, could all of them be fake? Storified by Ari Herzog · Sat, Dec 29 2012 10:30:43. pCherish Huffman.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Blog] The 4 Marketing Metrics Mandates
    5-star ratings on Yelp.com from blog readers. Postrank is now allowing you to compare your blog’s performance to that of up to four other sites. Tweet There are four mandates that companies are adopting when they are examining and analyzing the success of their online marketing and social media programs. recently gave a presentation to the Measured Marketing Roundtable at Techpoint , Indiana’s technology and economic development association, that outlines these new metric must-dos. The 4 Modern Metrics Mandates. View more presentations from Jay Baer. SEO stats.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
    [Blog] Facebook’s the crack and we’re all greedy junkies
    The change triggered a lot of negative blog posts in the social media and community management communities. concluded that many of the blogs took the Chicken Little approach rather than noting how this could be a good thing – hanging onto the same core pieces of fear: organic reach for brands would plummet, Facebook was pulling a pay-to-play scheme, or we need to change the way we measure. 'A recent Facebook update changed how brands are able to get content onto users’ news feeds. What do you want to see when you come on the platform? Oh yeah, Mashable said it was cool.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Blog] Taking Customer Services to the Next Level: The Importance of Using Multiple Platforms to Engage with your Target Audience
    Her mother posted this interaction on her blog and it went viral resulting in the bread being renamed from ‘tiger bread’ to ‘giraffe bread’. 'Gone were the days when customer services were limited to snail mail and phone calls. strongly worded letter used to be the ultimate form of complaint whereby the disgruntled customer would passive aggressively take out their woes on the paper and slam in in the post box and wait for a reply (which they would sometimes never get). Complaints. Often, their aim is to tar the brand and share the problem they have had. Queries. Praise.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [Blog] Are you setting yourself up for failure?
    Whether you want to admit it or not, your company and its products are just not a matter of life and death, so responding to every waking Tweet, Facebook message or blog comment can wait until the morning or end of the weekend. Do you work around the clock, seven days a week? Take a second to consider the answer. am sure that for the most part that the answer is no. While the question might seem a no-brainer, it is actually one that I have seen debated time and time again within the community management and social media fields. Both answers have merit, but are equally incorrect.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Blog] 6 Takeaways From 23 Years as a Consultant
    This is an interview I did for my friend Debra Ellis for her blog series Lessons Learned and Learning. write a lot about the importance of humanization here at C&C, so in an effort to follow my own advice, I repost the interview here, hoping you’ll learn something about me you didn’t know. ——————– I am what the professional sports community would call an “old” 41 years old. Other than time off to finish my university degree, I’ve been working as a professional for 23 years. m also not a big self-help guy. don’t go to seminars.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
    [Blog] 20 Proven Ways to Increase Engagement With Your Audience
    MacDonald recommends collecting 7 high-value pieces of blog content, and emailing each to your newest subscribers daily to create an attractive training series. Convert Your Blog Posts into Podcasts. While there’s a definitive art and science to podcasting , simply converting your most valuable blog posts into audio format can increase engagement by providing options to busy website visitors. Twitter may be a micro-blogging platform, but that doesn’t mean you need to rely solely on text-based messages and supporting links. Why Engagement Matters. Be Distinct. link].
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Blog] 6 Steps to Win More Retainer-Based Business
    Practice what you preach – you preach your customers on the importance of blogging and content marketing, but your last blog post was on (the old) myspace. If your agency offers digital marketing services like SEO, social media, email marketing, PPC, chances are you’re in high demand. AdAge reports that digital is the fastest growing business area for agencies of all types. So, if the demand for your agency’s’ digital services are so high, why are you spending so much time writing proposals and chasing new business? Why are digital marketing agencies in such high demand?
  • SOSHABLE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
    [Blog] Day-to-Day Social Media for Business: Video Marketing Daily, Weekly, and Monthly
    Thousands of new blogs are popping up every day, making it hard to get in through the noise. If you can set a time when the videos are posted and subsequently promoted on Facebook, Twitter, and your blog, that’s ideal. 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. If there’s one medium to bet on for the future, it’s video. Tweeting may someday fall out of favor. We, as humans, love the sit-back-and-enjoy style of information consumption. Period.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Blog] How to Make Your Vlog Go Viral
    Who said vlogs are the only blogs that should have video blog posts? All blogs should incorporate different types of media in their posts, because not all of your viewers stay interested in a blog that never switches up the way it posts its content. Rich media blog posts tend to capture a large amount of readers, especially if you post your video using YouTube , which expands your audience from the readers of your blog to your YouTube subscribers, as well as all other YouTube users. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Use humor. Gen Ys).
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
    [Blog] Industrial and B-to-B Marketers: Can You Take Our Social Media Survey?
    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 Industrial and B-to-B Marketers: Can You Take Our Social Media Survey? Yes, another survey and no, I can’t say that it’s that different other than we are targeting only the Industrial/Manufacturing sector to get a sense of how active you are using this new media. Click here to take the survey.
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Blog] Why Social Media is Becoming a Business of Its Own
    The post Why Social Media is Becoming a Business of Its Own appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'As the worlds of Wall Street and Silicon Valley meet we will see many changes to social media. The prize for profitability remains unclear, however, this has not stopped tech companies from aspiring for a future public offering. In 2012 we witnessed the efforts of Facebook’s IPO and the conversation surrounding stock price. Today, Twitter is prepared to file for its own IPO this November even after some major concern over the company’s future potential to earn a profit. Evolve.
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Blog] Have you checked out the new Google+ yet? (Videos)
    You can also snooze notifications when you don’t want to be interrupted,” says Senior Vice President, Vic Gundotra on the Google+ Blog, To download the app, visit Google Play, the App Store, and the Chrome Web Store. 'The other day, a friend and I were discussing the next big update for Google+. While I had no idea when it would happen, all I could say was that it would be so huge that Facebook could be in serious trouble. Well, the new Google+ is here, and I think I was right. ;-) What do you think? Google is also adding “related hashtags” to the stream. Did I miss anything?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [Blog] The Three Stages of the Entrepreneurial Mind
    ll give you my example of Arment Dietrich , Spin Sucks , and Spin Sucks Pro : Arment Dietrich was in stage one when we decided we wanted to create a leading PR industry blog.  During the past five years, I’ve had the opportunity to work directly under someone (cough, Gini Dietrich ) as she has evolved through each of the following entrepreneurial minds. ve now come to a point where I think I’ve figured out how these minds work.  ve created a chart outlining the stages of an entrepreneurial mind to help the rest of us make it less lonely for our beloved CEOs. In fact, it’s pretty simple. 
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Blog] CTR: An Up-And-Comer in the Ranking Factors?
    His BaylorBears.com page had much more domain authority than my blog for obvious reasons. It prompted more traffic in one day to my blog than I had seen in months. Since the post, the amount of search traffic for “Tommy Swanson” to my blog has dwindled, suggesting that the Baylor basketball player has started to capture the traffic for that query again. Share. Tommy Swanson is a social media specialist  for KMA , A Pursuant Company. Swanson is in charge of SEO and social media for numerous nationally recognized non-profit organizations. Role in PPC. It’s logical.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Blog] 140 Predictions About Social Marketing – 34 Experts on 2012
    The marketing ‘bond traders’ will be analytics experts who will look at three types of real-time data: news feeds from sources such as Dow Jones, Reuters and Bloomberg; social data from platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google +, YouTube, blogs and LinkedIn; and data from websites to answer key questions such as number of people visiting your web properties, content they are interacting with, the impact of reorganizing content and presentation, and speed of response to close rates.”. -        Key New Technology to Impact Marketing in 2012: Marketing analytics. Read his blog at [link].
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Blog] Use Humor and Ridiculousness to Reach Your Audience
    The video got attention in the New York Times Blogs and earned more than 200,000 views – not bad for a commercial for something with a two-year buying process that most people don’t even realize exists. 'Tim Washer, Cisco @timwasher. Tim Washer , Senior Marketing Manager in Social Media at Cisco , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss the value in making your customers laugh, how to spend less and storytell more, and bringing ridiculousness to big corporations. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Listen Now.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Blog] So You Think You Can Be A Marketer
    Last month, I published a blog post titled, What Mad Men Skills Do You Need To Rock Your Marketing? The essential soft skills for marketers (but check out my blog post for more depth on this): Adaptable. 'What do you think it takes to make it as a marketer? The answer used to be a lot easier. Most people entering into the profession of marketing did so because they weren''t happy somewhere else. They got their law degree, but didn''t want to test for the bar. They got a MBA, but didn''t want to work in middle management for the rest of their lives. There''s more to that equation.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] The Best and Worst Features of Major Social Networks for Brands
    And much like a blog or website, you’ll need to continue producing new content in order to find your channel on top. 'Not every brand is right for the major social networks, and not every one of those networks is right for a specific brand. When a brand gets started with social media marketing, the initial thought process is something along the lines of: “I need to be everywhere, all the time, no matter what.” ” Considering the massive presence that some of the most successful brands have had on major social networks, this is a natural rationalization. Facebook.
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [Blog] Tweeterati #10: Who Are India’s Funniest Twitter Users?
    Sidin Vadukut (@ sidin ) was known for his funny blog on cubicle culture before he started being funny on Twitter and amassed 16,200 followers. 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 search for the funniest Twitter users in India: We don’t yet have an Indian Justin Halpern, but we do have several contenders for the title of India’s funniest Tweeterati. All of them also happen to be men. The Search for India’s Funniest Tweeterati!
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
    [Blog] Tweeterai #6: India’s Heart Might Beat for Anna Hazare, But India’s Heart Still Bleeds Blue
    Thankfully, I can post the unpublished columns on my blog, so it doesn’t feel like a total waste of time. The Tweeterati can’t stop talking about author Chetan Bhagat (@ chetan_bhagat ), who wrote a blog post urging people to write “ Mera Neta Chor Hai ” (my politician is a thief in Hindi) on their forearm to spread awareness of the campaign beyond the English-speaking elite. I am in week six of writing my Tweeterati column on Twitter and popular culture for Mail Today and I’m finding that writing a weekly newspaper column is a tricky affair.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [Blog] seven days, seven needles and no tweets
    and got an idea for a sarcastic blog post called “21 ways how to become a social media ninja rock star in 2011? To say the last seven days have been rough is an understatement but here it goes. If you have no clue to what I’m talking about then carry on with your digital life and have a great 2011. For the rest of you here’s my story. Last Tuesday evening I was sitting at the dinner table around 8:30 P.M. Don’t ask. Maybe it wasn’t meant for me to publish that post last week as I was about 80% finished when I started to have a major headache and nausea feeling. was in serious pain.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Blog] Authenticity Guidelines - Jeff Korhan - New Media and Small.
    Jeff Korhan - New Media and Small Business Marketing Home About Me Working With Me Speaking Favorites Trends Subscribe « 5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Outstanding | Main | Tall Tweets for Tweeting Longer than 140 » November 01, 2010 Authenticity Guidelines Authenticity is a behavioral quality that enhances your effectiveness with social networking and marketing.   Until tomorrow, Jeff   Photo Credit:   Photo Gallery Tweet Subscribe in a reader See how were connected Start Blogging Today! Just be yourself, right? That's where this gets tricky.
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    [Blog] We’re Giving You An Unfair Advantage
    Original story about  Unfair Advantage posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Are You Looking For an Unfair Advantage? We have big news for everyone in the automotive business. Our new book “Unfair Advantage; The World’s Leading Automotive Retail Experts Reveal Their Secrets to Give You the Upper Hand to Grow Your Business and Rev Up Your Profits TODAY!” is available on Amazon.com ! With the help of our amazing team, “ Unfair Advantage ” has already reached #1 on Amazon.com in several different categories ranging from Automotive to Entrepreneurship. Remember, the book is out!
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