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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] When Will Marketers Be More Business Focused?
    Yes, stop reading this blog post and spend an hour or so reading what Avinash has to say. 'It''s laughable that the vast majority of marketing professionals are still seen as those who spend the money on the TV commercials. Here''s what''s really happening: The c-suite is pushing back (and hard). They''re asking marketers to do more than spend money on advertising they want them to: Get in line with the CEO''s objectives. Help drive organizational change. Deliver timely results. Anything shocking there? That''s what the 2014 Korn Ferry Marketing Pulse Survey is saying. marketers.
  • 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?
  • 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. "). 
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Blog] Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List
    You should be collecting emails before you even build the blog or write the book. This is a major problem in the blogging world. Luke Guy blogs at Lukeguy.com. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. support building your email list more than any other thing. It’s the building block to any platform-building. Wish I did it this way to begin with. Collecting emails has got to be the fastest, easiest, cheapest way to build a community. You can approach someone and more likely get their email than a “like” on Facebook.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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!
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Blog] What Kind of Impact Has Social Media Had on Your Organization?
    I just don’t see how talking about what you ate for dinner on your ‘blog’ is going to help us accomplish the mission.&# htttp://www.scarf8.net blog comments powered by Disqus « Previous Entries Next Entries » Popular Comments Featured Tags Identify the Right People to Manage Your Social Media Initiatives The Evolution of the Social Media Evangelist Twenty Theses for Government 2.0, Guide Social Media and the Next Generation I Started a Blog But No One Cared The Public Doesnt Need to Know What Gov 2.0 Government 2.0 Miscellaneous Personal Prof.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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!
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Blog] Is Riding the Zuckerberg Social Media Train Dangerous for Your Business?
    Television is still the largest producer of sales and results in a shorter amount of time over social media, not to mention that having a blog that provides keyword driven organic search results brings in over 10 times the traffic as pay-per-click. Social media marketing is rapidly spreading in every direction you can imagine. Facebook especially is a huge social networking site (as we all know and have come to love) that will be a major social utility for many years. With nearly 900 million people using the social media site, many advertisers want to cling to them. Related articles.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TREY PENNINGTON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010
    [Blog] Young, spunky, inspirational (and on-the-money) video star coming.
    blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: Social Media Revolution: Did You Know 4.0 Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ Young, spunky, inspirational (and on-the-money) video star coming to the Social Media Professor Show by trey on January 14, 2010 How ’bout some energetic, slightly irreverent, but oh-so-right young blood into the social media scene? Tune into the Social Media Professor show on BlogTalkRadio.com February 2, 2010 at 11:30am ET USA to hear Michelle Chmielewski. Bravo.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010
    [Blog] Social Monitoring & Web Journal – July 1st – 5th, 2010
    Find out what the experts are currently using as engagement metrics, learn major pitfalls to avoid, and hear their take on everything from optimizing blog post lengths to optimizing websites for most searched keywords. Seth’s point is that … … you can optimize a website or a blog for traffic. Read more:  On Facebook, A Wal-Mart Employee Is More Valuable Than A Goldman Sachs Employee » go-Digital Blog on Digital Marketing [link]. Here’s more. Social Media Marketing 2010 – San Francisco – July 8th, 2010. B Testing for Social Media.
  • 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.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
    [Blog] Two results for December already!
    While I’m thanking people – every blog comment, link to my sites, reweet, like on Facebook, @ message, DM, recommendation to a social bookmarking site etc – these are hugely appreciated and they all have an effect on me personally as well as helping to improve everything I’m doing – so thanks to everyone reading this, whether it’s on the site, via RSS, a social network… Secondly – I’ve been thinking a lot about the potential concerns clients may have, and finding solutions for them. Not a bad start for the month!
  • 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].
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Blog] Case Study: InvisiblePeople.tv
    has used video blog (vlog) entries and social networks to share the compelling, gritty, and unfiltered stories of homeless people from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The site teaches them how to sign up for email, open a Twitter account, join Facebook, create a blog and, in general, take advantage of the benefits of online social media. Providing a homeless citizen with a tablet to blog. This case study will be included in my next book, Welcome to the Fifth Estate (the follow up to Now Is Gone ). What started and continues as InvisiblePeople.tv InvisiblePeople.tv Results.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [Blog] Free Webinar on Facebook Marketing: This Wednesday
    At a recent session at Blog World Expo that Amy was teaching at I came away with a long page of action items of things to implement on my own Facebook pages and I’m confident that in our webinar you’ll likewise come away with some great ideas and things to do. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Do you want to tap into the audience of over 1 billion people using Facebook? This Wednesday I will be hosting a free live webinar with someone who has taught me so much about Facebook Marketing – Amy Porterfield. You’ll get a heap of value from this webinar.
  • 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.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [Blog] PR Is As PR Does
    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. See you there!
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010
    [Blog] Weekly Roundup: The Holly And The Ivy
    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. Senator Jacob K.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2008
    [Blog] Techipedia Redesign is Finally Live
    Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Completely Random , Personal , Web Design > Techipedia Redesign is Finally Live Techipedia Redesign is Finally Live by Tamar Weinberg on April 2, 2008 Share After months (and I mean months) of planning, the blog redesign for techipedia is finally live. It is always nice to the blogs of those you have been reading their submissions. This blog is written and maintained by Tamar Weinberg. First, thanks to designer Patrick Winfield of 10e20 for the excellent graphic design work.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
    [Blog] Can Companies Succeed Using Open Source Platforms for Enterprise.
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Can Companies Succeed Using Open Source Platforms for Enterprise 2.0? blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0, If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. We’ll be looking at the state of E2.0 a reality within their organization. 
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
    [Blog] How I Got 18 Times More ‘Likes’ on a Facebook Update
    Yesterday I hosted a free webinar for ProBlogger readers on the topic of using Facebook to help you grow your blog. As I said at the end of the call – there’s so much to learn when it comes to using Facebook to market your blog. So this morning here’s a little experiment that I did: Normally when a new post goes up on my photography blog I post an update like this: What you see there is the status update on our page as it happens if you simply add a link to the status update box. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Key take home lesson?
  • BILL HARTZER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Blog] Yahoo! Makes Changes to Linkdomain Search for Webmasters
    To learn more about what Yahoo is up to, take a look at their recent blog post about important API changes and changes to Yahoo! As a search engine optimization professional, one of the tools that I got in the habit of using over the past several years has been the un-publicized feature called “link domain&#. For years, even though Google eventually turned off the link query at their search engine and made it available to site owners only , and Bing.com eventually turned it off also, Yahoo! always allowed us to use the linkdomain query at Yahoo.com. etc.). But just recently, Yahoo!
  • 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
  • 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
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Blog] Intel Museum of Me: Brilliant Example of Visual Marketing
    Earlier on our blog, we have written a lot of posts where you can use the Facebook connect function and be a part of the video, namely in relation to Arcade Fire’s Wilderness Downtown , Swedish Tackefilm, and Desperados. Tweet Intel launched a really cool application called ‘Intel Museum of Me’ to promote its 2 nd generation Intel core processors. The app connects to your Facebook profile and captures your information. Not to forget, it is ‘allow’ gated, if you have privacy concerns! Example of user engagement. At Mindjumpers, we all tried it and found it really exciting.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • WWW.CONTENT-MENT.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
    [Blog] Content Curation versus Content Aggregation
    post on the Poynter blog back in early October points to the work of journalists engaging in curation via Twitter as a way of "filtering the signal from the noise." A more recent post on the Simple-talk.com blog by Roger Hart delves more into the world of content curation in a broader sense, stating that it is a bit of a flavor-of-the-month. skip to main | skip to sidebar Content-ment New media, old media, and the spaces in between. Digital media strategy. Content strategy. Content-ment. The phrase used was "curation is the new aggregation." Not an aggregator. And here is why.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [Blog] Make Your Facebook Fan Page a Party
    This guest post is by Caz Makepeace of y Travel Blog. Facebook Fan pages are swiftly becoming a standard extension to blogs’ brands and messages. From personal experience, by building an engaged and interactive community through our own travel blog’s fan page, our community member numbers grow every day. bet most of them began blogging by building their brand and a community first, and any monetization came later. We have clear invitations set up on our blog and all our other online platforms. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. We play games.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [Blog] HOW OUR WORDS IMPACT OUR CLIENTS
    Share this on Reddit Tagged as: Client Service , Impact , Myrland Marketing , Myrland Marketing Moment , Words { 1 trackback } Tweets that mention My newest blog post: How Our Words Impact Our Clients -- Topsy.com May 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm { 2 comments… read them below or add one } Nils Montan May 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm Thanks Nancy. This morning’s Myrland Marketing Moment was born of a real-life experience I had with my Mom this morning while at the doctor. Here it is: Myrland Marketing Moment: Insensitive client mktg language I just experienced: “Is it Friday yet?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Blog] Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime
    Well, loads of bad stuff, but also some truly epic lessons in how to create a great blog. Author Scott Sigler calls his long-time readers “Junkies” and the Noir Factory, my blog, refers to its subscribers as “Confidential Informants.”. While no one is suggesting that you set prayer cards on fire, and – depending on your blog – it may be very inappropriate to demand blood-letting, you should instill that same kind of identity in your tribe. Finding these growth opportunities for your blog will allow your voice and your empire to flourish. m just saying.
  • 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.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
    [Blog] It’s Not Called Social Media for Nothing
    If you aren’t getting enough views or comments on your page, blog, site, or enough followers of your Twitter account, it’s probably because you aren’t viewing and commenting on other people’s pages, aren’t following other tweeters, and generally aren’t keeping up your end of the deal. No matter what social media platform you use, there is one mistake you can make that will make you disappear fast than you can click your mouse, and chances are you are making it.  In a word, that mistake is self-indulgence. The same is true online.  This is a fact. 
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012
    [Blog] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #88
    "While Julien Smith is a close friend (and co-host on Media Hacks ), he puts so much effort into his Blog posts in the past short while that he deserves the attention (I'll do my best to put nepotism aside here). In this retrospective Blog post, he looks back on what he took away from each and every one of them. Beyond that, what does it say about us when we can't even get through a Blog post this long, but Julien spent the time to actually read each and every book. "Nothing grim or pithy here; just some great pictures. " (Alistair for Hugh). Wired. gigaom.
  • ADAM SHERK  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [Blog] Great Example of a Multimedia News Article from ESPN.com
    This ESPN.com article on Michael Vick signing with the Philadelphia Eagles features a video player right below the headline with links to four different videos, each of which adds more substance to the article: Later in the article there’s also a link to an ESPN Radio podcast featuring an interview with one of Vick’s former teammates: And ESPN supplements the article with a special “Vick Signs With Eagles” sidebar that includes links to more news, blog and video coverage: The end result is an informative, engaging user experience on a page with strong topical relevancy.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Blog] The Best of WordPress in 2014: Hosting, Themes, & Plugins
    Designed with the needs of bloggers and designers in mind , vFlex is a responsive theme that is most popular for blogs and portfolios. 'WordPress powers approximately 19% of the web. It’s important for those who run WordPress sites to optimize with better hosting, themes, and plugins. However, with the wide range of options available, it can be difficult to make the right choices. Refer to this guide to learn what hosting providers, themes, and plugins stand out from the crowd and will allow you to make the most out of your WordPress site. Top 5 Hosting Providers. 1.     Bluehost.
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Blog] The End of the Monomyth: We Need New Myths in the 21st Century.
    Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « Anne Lamott on the One-Inch Picture Frame on Her Desk Financial Chronicle Story on the Rising Role of Social Networks Like Facebook and LinkedIn in Recruiting » The End of the Monomyth: We Need New Myths in the 21st Century Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! Subscribe to my blog to never miss a post again.
  • WWW.TECHNOTHEORY.COM  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
    [Blog] Technotheory.com - Getting Started with Social Media - A Guide and Resource List
    Listen To What People Are Already Saying The biggest mistake of individuals who start blogs or businesses looking for customers/publicity online is diving right in. AllTop is a good starting place as it organizes popular blogs into topic areas. Technorati offers both a topics directory and keyword search (tick the “Blogs about” option) for finding blogs in a particular topic area. While it’s not perfect, Technorati provides an “Authority Rating” on each blog to clue you as to how popular and discussed the website is. Step 1. 10-15 sites is a good start. Urs E.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
    [Blog] 7 Lessons From the Front Lines of the Social and Content Convergence
    'SPECIAL NOTE: This is the 1,000th blog post to appear on Convince & Convert since I founded this site in 2008. Many, many thanks to all readers and fans for their tremendous support over these five years. hope to continue providing you thoughtful, interesting content about social/content/digital for a long time to come! Jay Baer. “It’s hard to get less sexy than taxes.” ” That was just one of the excellent and interesting lines I overheard last week at the Expion Social Business Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina. They just….happen. happen.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Blog] Find a Large Audience at the Corner of Keywords and Content
    If you would like a piece of his mind, visit  Feldman Creative  and his blog,  The Point. 'Heard this one before? If you create great content you will find a large audience.” It’s nonsense. Or at the very least, it’s idealistic. It’s like if you make great music you’ll become a rock star. The number of great bands that are painfully undiscovered is, well, painful. You need to create something great and be discovered. In my articles I tend to focus on the “create something great” half of the formula. Keywords, keywords, keywords. But it’s not the best way. It is and it isn’t. Got one?
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Blog] Westboro Baptists get theirs, your own rules & sexism in tech
    Real-Time Marketing Sucks – this is more of a fail blog than anything but worth perusing if you are in need of a laugh. What’s happening folks? You have a good week? On my end it was a hectic week that started with an early flight back from Baltimore after a great surprise birthday party for my old college roommate. Mental note never fly in at 6:00 am and out at 7:45 am the next day – trust me it blows. For the weekend I am looking forward to some daddy and son bonding time and picking out some underoos for him. What do you have on tap? Pour a 40 out for Gowalla. Five for Friday
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Blog] 15 Ways Sharp Content Creators Use (and Don’t Use) Keyword Strategy
    Unless your content goes viral and racks up about a million social media shares, you probably won’t rank at the top for a keyword after just one blog post. 'Is SEO dead? Not exactly. The era of being able to successfully get to the top of Google with smoke and mirrors is definitely over. We’re now in an era where quality content creation reigns supreme, and search engines are increasingly taking social signals into account to judge the quality and relevance of content. That being said, keyword research still matters. Do: Keep an Eye on Trends. Image Credit: HubSpot. Don’t: Ignore Jargon.
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Blog] Barack Obama vs Vin Diesel on Facebook
    Read more Facebook Facts on this social media blog. Not much news here. In fact, it’s almost to be expected. Barack Obama is the second most popular human on Facebook. Who is #1? The Dalai Lama? The Pope? Ya, right? Perhaps its soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo, pop-culture phenomenon Justin Bieber, or everyone’s favorite Kanye West stupidity victim, Taylor Swift. Wrong, wrong, and wrong. If you live your life a quarter mile at a time, you already know the answer. The President of the United States, however, is just below him.
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