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    [Blog] Is That DM Link Safe?
    It works on this blog. Twitter Direct Messages are now a primary carrier of phishing attacks and spam. With Twitter’s 140-character limit, which generally forces shortened URLs, it is impossible to tell at a glance if a link is safe. Unless you use a URL lengthener, an application that restores the original link based on a shortened link from,, tinyurl, etc. If you know the source of a link, you can make an informed decision about whether to click it, or delete the DM and run away. For example, I received a DM promoting the Web 2.0 direct message DM
    [Blog] Hacking Isn’t All Negative – Think Like MacGyver
    Related Stories Week in Review July 12 – 19, 2014: Posts and Podcasts TV Shows to Watch for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners (Clips) Creative Spark, Thinking Backwards, Capturing Ideas (Video Clips) 13 ½ Business Blogging Tips to Effortlessly Impress Your Readers and Skyrocket Your Sales. As we were visiting with family in South Dakota recently, a couple of flies got into the kitchen while we were cooking. Not knowing where the fly swatter ended up, I grabbed a towel, my wife grabbed a newspaper. “Remember, their first action is to launch backwards, then fly forwards.
    [Blog] Tip: Creating a newspaper layout in Blogger with the first image.
    Register to join us on November 16 at 2:00pm EST. Search This Blog. Tip: Adding a submission form to your blog. Name of blog. Blog URL. Relation to blog [select] Owner Developer Contributor Fan Contact email What makes it special? Blog Archive. Blog Archive. comments: Raymond Duke September 29, 2012 12:28 PM This seems to be affecting only the first post on my blog. Blogger Xpertise. Blogger sites that go beyond the basic template, showing you how to make your Blogger site just as amazing. About Us. Portfolio Pieces. Blogger Tips. Posts.
    [Blog] 7 Skill Sets for Nurturing Open Community
    Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 2: Open Community Means Developing into a Social Organization: We talk a lot about the idea of the social organization on our SocialFishing blog ; whether you are for-profit or nonprofit, an association, company, B2B, B2C, or small business, it pays to think strategically about the skills you might want to develop in your staff in order to be the kind of business that can nurture its Open Community online. Blogs are a great way to play with multimedia by mixing up different kinds of posts with photos, videos, audio clips. It’s what we do. online.
    [Blog] Websites Will Become the AM Radio of the Internet
    The impact of these apps on their purchase decisions is greater than recommendations from blogs and social media, and from manufacturers’ websites or email. If your marketing is sufficiently useful, your audience will keep your brand close – on their home screen, in their inbox, in their Twitter and Facebook feeds – and, when they need you, they’ll access whatever it is you’re bringing to the information party. This is the great benefit of Youtility – marketing so useful, people would pay for it (if asked). When they need you, they’ll engage. agree.
    [Blog] Seasons Greetings from ProBlogger
    It’s been big for our family – Vanessa’s blog kicked up a gear, our second eldest son started school, his older brother joined every sporting team he could and our youngest… well he just doesn’t stop! Our Aussie event grew to 550 attendees, we relaunched, and saw a heap of new members join up, we hit record traffic levels on my photography blog and a couple of hours ago we sent our last email on our biggest 12 Photography Deals of Christmas promotion in five years. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. ProBlogger Site News
    [Blog] Signs You’re In Trouble With Customer Experience
    And those of you who’ve been reading my blog posts for a while know that one of my frequent themes has been the critical importance of customer experience , how it builds (when positive) or breaks (when not) customer relationships, and how important even the smallest of things can be in strengthening or weakening not only the bond between a company and its consumers but also the nature of that company’s value proposition. Next week, I go for my annual physical. One blood. One urine. The first  is drawn by an experienced lab tech. The latter is, let’s just say, self-administered.
    [Blog] Know someone in the military?
    What if one of these family members, friends, colleagues, friends of friends came home wounded (or worse)? I don’t often appeal for any particular nonprofit here on this blog, since we’re close to so many, but we’re coming up to October and Ride Allegheny , a biking tour that rides every year from Pittsburgh to DC to raise money for Operation Second Chance. have a friend in North Carolina who’s recently finished a several year stint as a captain in the US Army. Heck, I drive past Walter Reed pretty much every day on my way home. What if something bad happened?
    [Blog] The Ultimate Guide to Making Money with the Amazon Affiliate Program
    Today, I was looking back over some of my earliest attempts at making money from blogging. first heard about Amazon’s Affiliate program in April 2003. I had been blogging for 6 months and was beginning to realise that this new hobby of mine was going to cost me a little money (for hosting, design etc). I was newly married at the time and on a very tight budget. realised that if I wanted to keep blogging, I needed to find a way for my blogs to pay for themselves. realised that DPS was a blog that largely shared ‘tips on how to use a camera’. Relevancy Matters.
    [Blog] Disagreement vs. Disagreeable
    tweeted a week or two ago that I had lost the will to debate in the blogging world for the exact point that you stated here. link] Aaron Lee Great blog post, one problem i see most people have is that they don't listen when they give their opinions, because they think they are right and everyone else is wrong, and it has been a put off to so many [link] Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable [.] Conflicting ideas, dissenting viewpoints, differing opinions are healthy and a really good thing. They make us all better in the long run, right? Have you felt this? Thanks! Bingo.
    [Blog] Getting Ready for the Long Write
    Write a blog post or some other text. Image by hashmil. Writing two unpublished novels, two business books, and a graduate thesis teaches you a thing or two about long writing projects. Long form writing can be grueling in nature, lasting six months or even a year. When embarking on such a project, it helps to have a writing program, very similar in nature to a training program that an athlete embarks on to prepare for a marathon or a long season. Here are some methods that helped with these five projects: Use a Blueprint. Image by emanueleED. Chapters support the larger parts.
    [Blog] The path is never straight
    I receive a lot of mail from readers and many times, they have a question that I can answer here on the blog, so everyone benefit from their initiative. Sit back, this might take a bit. entered college convinced I was going to be a psychologist. Late in my sophomore year, my advisor (who was also one of my psych professors) asked me to meet with him.  I’d had him for several classes and we’d gotten to know each other.  When When we sat down, he challenged my career choice.   He asked me to consider a single question:  Could I leave my job and my patients at the office?
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015
    [Blog] Fetching Friday – 23 Posts on Marketing & Productivity
    Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. Fetching Friday is back for week ten of 2015! Each week, I’ll share with you the top posts on online marketing and productivity. Without further ado, here are the top posts this week! Content Marketing. Four Ways to Increase Social Shares for your Website Content by Greg Miller. Step Content Creation Strategy for Epic Content Marketing by Michael Georgiou. Lessons Content Marketers Can Learn from Traditional Journalism by Aaron Agius. Search Engine Marketing.
    [Blog] What to Expect on Our Gulf Mission
    We will be blogging, tweeting, photographing, sending mini live podcast reports, etc. We already have several commitments to distribute that content beyond our blogs and social media properties. What have they done to the earth? What have they done to our fair sister? – Jim Morrison, When the Music Is Over. Images by Kris Krug from his TedX OilSpill Expedition set. The time is almost upon us for our well-discussed Gulf Mission. Thank you all for your support. How will be determined on the trip. Along the way we have committed to a full citizen journalist effort.
    [Blog] Amazing opportunities: I’m Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Conference & Web 2.0 NY – Thank You
    Last year I hinted around in a few blog post that I was done speaking at tech conferences for a few reasons. One being my first child was being born in January. Two, felling a little burnt out having speaking over 60 times in the last 4 years. Three, I wanted to focus more on doing what I love pre-twitter (2006) and before the web went social media crazy and that was entrepreneurship and launching my own startup. Four, being a little tired of the lack of diversity in web/tech/social, etc. Currently I’m planning a few projects and also working on my next trick. Yep, social media.
    [Blog] QR Codes and Analytics Tracking
    counts every time someone takes a picture of the QR code I have up in this blog and gives me stats on it, stats you can now have too. I was about to go to bed when I decided to try one more thing. You know the QR Codes that everyone is getting into now, they’ve been around forever but now are being used intelligently, and all you need is software on a mobile device that has a camera so it can take a picture of the QR codes. There’s a couple things you need to know. 1. Eats Google’s Balls. 2. QR Codes are the interface for Web Analytics is the 3D world, our world. Maybe I am.
    [Blog] Why clever companies stop selling and start helping
    picture credit  / Originally posted on the EML Wildfire tech PR blog. Why do some companies make it so hard for you to do business with them? thinking about broadband or mobile phone providers that make you jump over hurdles to switch provider. Gyms that tie you into long contracts. Or websites that make you fill in a form before giving you access to their price list. There’s one reason, of course: they want to sell more stuff. Historically, this approach has been one that brands have used. Sell, sell, sell. The ‘hard sell’ is seen for what it is; desperation.
    [Blog] Does Your Company Have an Open-Door Policy?
    Today we have a blog post from Rosemarie Ascherl, PR Foreman at Sonnhalter, discussing factory tours and how they reflect your company’s brand image. Last month, Sonnhalter employees had the opportunity to get their hands dirty with a visit to a local manufacturer, Lincoln Electric, that designs, develops and manufactures arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. After the video, we were turned over to our tour guide, a long-time employee, who regularly conducts tours. Is it an open-door policy? Be friendly.
    [Blog] Lessons From a Very Public Break-Up
    The campaign integrated TV advertisements, Billboards, Earned Media, Social Media including Facebook , Twitter , YouTube and our blog, and live stunts to generate awareness of our message. Earlier this year, National Australia Bank  got Australia and the world talking with its very public  ‘Break-Up’ campaign. Based on the idea that NAB were breaking up with the other leading Australian banks, the campaign combined new and traditional media and communications to achieve some stunning results for the bank, including winning the Cannes Grand  Prix in PR. Share of Voice reached 55%.
    [Blog] 3 Signs You’re In Trouble With Customer Experience
    And those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while know I’ve been especially focused on the critical importance of customer experience, how it builds (when positive) or breaks (when not) customer relationships, and how important even the smallest of things can be in strengthening or weakening not only the bond between a company and its consumers but also the nature of that company’s value proposition. Next week, I go for my annual physical. One blood. One urine. The first  is drawn by an experienced lab tech. The latter is, let’s just say, self-administered. The lab’s clientele?
    [Blog] Exact Target – 2014 Mobile Behavior Report
    yz (Hidden) Blog Sponsors yz (Hidden) Podcast Sponsors From ExactTarget , a free study called the 2014 Mobile Behavior Report.
    [Blog] 5 Social Tricks of The Vulture Economy
    People join groups, read blogs and engage in conversations that have an affinity to their intents and interest. Individuals and organizations are using the web as a means to “exploit&# people’s interest and intents. The term “ exploitation &# may carry two distinct meanings: The act of using something for any purpose. In this case, exploit is a synonym for use. The act of using something in an unjust or cruel manner. An Exploitative Economy? The economics of the web are driven by intent and interest. After all isn’t that capitalism? You can see this everyday.
    [Blog] How to Land the Best Products to Review
    This will bring new readers to your blog, and strengthen your credibility with advertisers. The first point to make is that if you blog about a product, your followers will buy it. There’s no better way of poisoning your blog than endorsing poor products. This is especially the case if your blog is well established and has a good reputation; if they trust you, they trust the company. Good product reviews from established blogs help them to avoid this; you’re part of their insurance policy! They read and follow; they don’t blog or tweet. They sent A.V.
    [Blog] Customer and Employee Collaboration Solve Different Problems
    Recently I had a conversation with the CEO of a company (anonymous since I discuss that I will be blogging this) that provides customer community solutions (so clearly he is already biased). This person is a friend so we usually get in little debates about things pertaining to customer and employee collaboration. For some reason the conversations usually turn to, “why do organizations need employee collaboration platforms?” ”  Why can’t they just stick with email, intranets, and phone systems? Both are valuable because both solve different problems.
    [Blog] Guest post: 3 reasons your website needs work
    Whether it’s offering house cleaning services or promoting a blog, visitors should be able to immediately identify what they’re viewing and why it’s important to them. The following is a guest post by Ken Myers. His bio is at the end of the article. Getting a website online is a huge accomplishment, and one that takes quite a bit of work. From learning about coding to finally committing to an online presence, there’s no shortage of things you need to do to successfully make a site go live, and it’s easy to feel like your work is done once the site is up and running.
    [Blog] Social Media Training for February March 2012
    Please forward this (Share on Facebook, Tweet it, email, whatevs ) to anyone you think might be interested?  If you want to do a course with me later on, want early bird pricing, or just general tips on social media, you can also signup for my enewsletter (stuff that doesn’t make it on to the blog). If you are in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane I am teaching some one day hands on courses on social media campaigns, Facebook and Twitter, also 1/2 day courses on LinkedIn or Google Plus. Handson means the practical exercises are computer based (we have a lab). Will let you know.
    [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.
    [Blog] DooID – An Alternative to and
    Tweet Recently, I wrote a blog post about the platforms of and to figure out which one is the best, when wanting to manage one single identity that gather your profiles from various social media platforms you are active on. However, I recently received an e-mail, where it was drawn to my attention that an innovative alternative to both and was launched a while ago. This platform is called DooID and it is a One-Stop Virtual Business Card that links friends, contacts and clients to your networking websites, business info and contact details.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [Blog] Cliqly in Alpha: Visual Interface, Filters for Top Tech News
    tried searches for many top tech terms, from "apple" to "google", "Android", "t-mobile" and blogs like Engadget and TechCrunch , all of which returned multiple results, clickable to the main original link. Curated news sites are so prevalent, it seems practically everybody has one. With simple tools like and others, you can even have them automatically generated from the social connections you have on Twitter and other networks. But there's still room for ingenious alternatives that play with highly visual layouts, filters, search and personalization. But it's early days.
    [Blog] Web-Native Transformative Newsrooms: An Ethnographic Study of Global Voices
    In his study, Lokman compares mainstream professional newsrooms that have migrated online (“adaptive&# newsrooms) with web-native “transformative” newsrooms like Global Voices , which collects and translates blogs and citizen media from around the world in order to “aggregate, curate, and amplify the global conversation online – to shine light on places and people other media often ignore.”. Lokman Tsui has published his dissertation — titled ‘A Journalism of Hospitality’ — based on his four year ethnographic study of Global Voices. Share this on
    [Blog] Real-Time News Curation - Process, Key Tasks, Workflow
    These may include specific news sites, blogs, RSS feeds, open persistent searches, Twitter channels, Facebook pages and more. Syndicate Distribute and syndicate your curated news channel (what I call a " newsradar ") on relevant online channels, including social networks, aggregated news channels, your blog / newsletter / site and other content distribution channels avialble. Print this article Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 4: Process, Key Tasks, Workflow What are the tasks involved in the real-time news curation process? What does exactly a news curator do?
    [Blog] Jumo – the Non Profit Social Network Has Launched
    Tweet Written by Tehneyat who currently resides in London, United Kingdom from where she is blogging for Mindjumpers. Jumo , a new social networking platform for non-profit that we blogged about a few months ago, launched in its beta version yesterday. You can follow Tehneyat on Twitter @tehneyat. The purpose of Jumo is to connect people to organisations. This is done if you sign up and connect through Facebook. Based on your likes and interests on Facebook, Jumo will suggest organisations for you according to your and your friends interests. Sign up. Browse causes.
    [Blog] 9 Practical Ways to Start Attracting an Audience to Your New Social Media Account
    Add social sharing buttons to your blog posts (e.g. These allow readers to share individual posts with their networks, helping to grow awareness of your blog and your social media presence. 3. Write a blog post inviting people to connect elsewhere and add links to your social media accounts in your newsletters. Include a call to action at the end of your blog posts. Add a link to your most frequented social networking account at the end of each blog post with an invitation to connect if the reader liked what they saw. 7. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips.
    [Blog] Businesses Investing More In Social Media-Based Customer Service
    As he explained in his blog post , Chastain contacted HostGator’s social media manager, Sean Valant, and asked why HostGator had been deleting negative comments on Facebook. According to Chastain’s blog, HostGator thought “that many of the upset customers they reached out to [via social media] in the past did not usually follow up with their suggested support channels, [and] as such, they did not always reach out to help customers with complaints.”. Google Alerts is a great way to monitor mentions of your brand across blogs and other sites aside from just social media channels.
    [Blog] OneTrueFan Adds Personalized Hot News From Your Friends
    One recent share I made of Micah Baldwin's " It All Changes When the Founder Drives a Porsche " article gained more than 1,000 clickthroughs, passing the points to me and making me the OneTrueFan of Micah's blog - which I was already, but now is confirmed by irrefutable science. OneTrueFan is looking to be more than a badge-creating Web surfer tracking toolbar gimmick. Quietly launched at the end of last week and being publicly unveiled today, OneTrueFan has added a "Your Hot News" tab to every user's profile, showing items that are popping throughout your network of connections.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Blog] How to Set the Table for Word of Mouth Marketing
    Consumers are more than twice as likely to trust people they know in blogs, on Facebook, and on Twitter than they are to trust brands in the same spaces. I f I play my cards right you’ll tell your friends about this post. Maybe you’ll even share it through Facebook or Twitter. Either way, your comments, recommendations or suggestions can spread like wildfire creating a buzz that is known as word of mouth. In social networking, the content you determine share worthy is given your little seal of approval as you send it off to the masses. So you may be wondering, “What’s the catch?”
    [Blog] Kpop Lessons: Handling Defamation Through Public Relations
    Acknowledge the rumors and talk with others through your social media outposts: express your thoughts on Twitter, release a video on YouTube, or publish a blog post. Vague statements will not help your case, and as @bustedblonde told me over Twitter: “Don’t hide behind [them].&# In a blog post on the Bear Stearns debacle , Peter Cohan explains that “when a CEO makes statements such as ‘we have adequate liquidity,’ the lack of specificity undermines confidence.&# Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox. Your lawsuit v. Read All About It!
    [Blog] Apple, Google Agree Web is Future of Software Delivery
    Back in 2007, more than three years ago, I was begging for it in a piece I had posted to The Apple Blog ( Solving Software Purchases the iTunes Way ). Apple's announcement this morning of a Mac App Store , part of OS X 10.7 Lion starting next year, and for 10.6 users as soon as 90 days from now, spells another nail in the coffin for the retail box model of software discovery, purchase and installation. The concept of an iTunes-like software delivery method for purchasing is hardly groundbreaking. Interestingly, at the time of my post, Apple had only focused on media with iTunes.
    [Blog] Buzzing Communities - How To Build Bigger, Better, And More Active Communities
    To put it simply; if you like this blog, you will love the book. The way we approach communities right now is broken. It's largely a collection of intuition, haphazard guesswork, and top-down processes.    As a result, too many communities have failed, more are struggling, and nearly all could be much better. For the past year, I've been working on a book to change this. Today I'm ecstatic (and slightly nervous) to announce that my book, Buzzing Communities, is now available to buy.    We urgently need a new approach to developing communities.
    [Blog] Google To Release Yet Another Web Spam Algorithm Update
    Matt Cutts has published an article on the Google Webmaster Central blog alerting everyone to new update that’s about to be released. If you thought Google’s drive to remove spammy sites from search results had slowed, think again. As usual, Google won’t give any specific details, however, it seems this update will only affect 3% of website. Whilst that number sounds small, the big Panda update only affected 12% of websites, and that created a huge storm. Three percent is still a quarter of that number, so the update will have a significant effect across the Internet.
    [Blog] Smart Small Business Internet Marketing Through Pinterest
    The concept is simple, create a pin board then ‘pin’ images, videos, podcasts or blog posts to your board. Pinterest is one of those social media sites that could be a real boon for small businesses. Big businesses are already finding clever ways to promote their business, perhaps the best is that of Peugeot’s. There are a number of tactics used on their page, and they all come together quite nicely. said clever, and for some, it may be too clever. If you check out their page, the first thing you will notice is the clever use of photos on their first three boards.
    [Blog] Every Social Network is Different: Here's What You Need to Know
    Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Internet , Opinion , Social Media > Every Social Network is Different: Here’s What You Need to Know Every Social Network is Different: Here’s What You Need to Know by Tamar Weinberg on January 25, 2008 Share Over at the Blog Herald , Chris Garrett says that Twitter is changing his news consumption habits. In Wednesday’s post, I stated that blogging is a form of social media that should not be ignored. included it in a post on my blog at [link].
    [Blog] 17 Favorite Science Fiction Works
    An inescapable science fiction masterpiece, anyone who reads this blog can imagine Gibson’s Neuromancer. Image source: Aumanack Diversão sem limite. After reading last week’s post on science fiction , Erin Feldman asked me to suggest a few books in the genre. Of course, I was delighted. So here are my favorite science fiction books (and trilogies) of all time. You’ll see they span sub genre and era. 1) The Diamond Age (Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer) by Neal Stephenson. And those with the most advantages may have the largest handicaps. Corey. Image by Subarino.
    [Blog] How Can Businesses Use Events To Bridge Online and Offline Marketing?
    It was found that they plan on increasing their use of blogging by 68%, YouTube (67%), Twitter (67%) and Facebook (64%). Living in the digital age the marketing industry now relies on social media more than ever before to create exposure for businesses. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or any other online platform; it is essential than any business has some kind of online presence. According to Hubspot , 92% of marketers in 2014 claimed that social media marketing was important for their business, with 80% claiming that their efforts increased traffic to their website.
    [Blog] Is Twitter A Soapbox Or A Sponge Rack?
    There are times when you’ll want to listen – as in when one of your followers is giving you important feedback on your product or when an industry leader is discussing a new trend – and then there are times when you’ll want to stand up and crow, such as when you have won a prestigious industry award or you have a new blog post. Anyone who has used Twitter knows that you can use it for any number of purposes. Some people are so prolific in using Twitter that you could appropriately call it their soapbox. They sound off about everything. My take: It’s both.
    [Blog] Creativity 2010 - Week #5
    Innovation Blogs -  A directory of blogs focused on innovation. This week’s top creativity links from My Creative Team: Alternative Scenarios - Scenarios are qualitatively different descriptions of plausible futures. They can give you a deeper understanding of potential environments in which you might have to operate and what you may need to do in the present. Scenario analysis helps you to identify what environmental factors to monitor over time, so that when the environment shifts, you can recognize where it may be headed.
    [Blog] Game theory FTW!
    this blog post was originally posted on  associationTECH.]. This is fairly geeky but I *love* this slide deck about gamification theory and tactics ( hat tip to Chris Carfi ). It’s long but oh so worth it. Jon Aleckson did a great session at #Tech10 about gaming (check out his article 5 ways Associations can use online games ). Anyone trying out game-related stuff? What do you think of this? Gamification Workshop 2010. View more presentations from Amy Kim. Uncategorized game theory
    [Blog] The Top Five Stories and a Contest Winner
    We really love Gin and Topics from Barry Silver , Pure Ginious from Brandon Emkes , Thank Blog It’s Friday from Vince Roberts , SpinCycle from Jennifer DeVitt , Gini’s Mind Mined from Paul McConaughy , Spin Sucks, But Friday Rocks from Ken Mueller , The Friday Afternoon Wine Flight from Lisa Gerber (though she can’t compete!), and We Did All the Hard Work for You, You Just Have to Read from J.D. So Thank Blog It’s Friday and Spin Sucks, But Fridays Rock work for more strategic reasons. It’s time to chose a Top Five contest winner. Kimple. And
    [Blog] 10 Productive Tasks You Should Be Doing On Google+ Right Now
    And they are the very people who can have a huge impact on your blog and business. Your mother won’t use Google+, but that guy who can help bring attention to your blog sure will! Can you imagine the power and creativity you can tap into if you created a Circle dedicated to thought leaders in marketing, a Circle dedicated to social media, to technology, to innovation, and to blogging? 2. Here are some ideas: Comment like crazy: Just like you would on a blog, you should leave thoughtful and useful comments on things that these thought leaders share. Fair enough.
    [Blog] I Have Something To Share With You, But It’s Only Available for 72 Hours
    It will come back on the market, but that might be a week from now, two weeks, or not until next year. I don’t know how many people will sign-up, so it’s available for 3 days then it’s gone. I’ll also be removing the last three blog posts from this site. Okay, let’s get serious. I’m busy and you’re busy, so let’s get to the point. For the next 72 hours, I’m selling a product which I’ve been working on for close to a year now. urge you to click here now and get all the information you need. Social Media
    [Blog] How can multiple people use one Twitter account? | Shuaism
    Home About eBooks Social Media and Internet Marketing Speaking Twitter Says You Are Here: Home » Microblogging , Social Media , Strategy , twitter » How can multiple people use one Twitter account? How can multiple people use one Twitter account? Written on January 18, 2010 by Josh Peters in Microblogging , Social Media , Strategy , twitter 1 Comment - Leave a comment! Well in a word Cotweet. In multiple words it would be that there are several services available like Cotweet, TweetFunnel , Hootsuite , and Splitweet which can help you achieve the goal of multiple users, one account.
    [Blog] Is Twitter Massively Overrated?
    asked my friend Tom Webster , author of the study (and also proprietor of the outstanding BrandSavant blog that I strongly recommend you read) about this Facebook vs. Twitter audience issue, and whether it means Twitter is overrated. I was thunderstruck by new social media usage data released by Edison Research and Arbitron. In this thorough study of the media habits of Americans ages 12 and up (conducted annually since 1998), the survey authors have put a statistical fine point on something I’ve been pondering for a while : Is Twitter Massively Overrated? That’s remarkable.
    [Blog] Saying Goodbye to $5,000/m (& a Tiny Personal Update)
    If you haven’t noticed from the amount of 4,000+ word articles I write, I want to keep the signal to noise ratio on this blog hugely in favour of signal. Members have created almost 2,000 posts in just a couple of weeks and there are some well known faces inside you will be familiar with from blogs much bigger than this one. It’s a nice amount of income to be making with very little marketing effort on my part (besides ViperChill itself) but I do have my reasons. In response to the struggle I launched the ViperChill support forums which have been a huge success.
    [Blog] Social Media: Personal or Impersonal?
    This goes for both companies and individuals.  As an individual who loves building relationships through social media, it infuriates me when people say Twitter, Facebook, blogging, and any other social media tool makes us impersonal. founded a  blog with eight other amazing PR professionals.  These Christina is also co-founded, an industry blog that covers an array of topics from social media to public relations with a big dose of humor. This is a guest post from Christina Khoury , a founding member of the PR Breakfast Club. About Christina Khoury.
    [Blog] Using Social Media to Predict the NFL Season
    You can also subscribe to the blog to ensure you receive the latest posts. « Previous Post Next Post » blog comments powered by Disqus Stay connected Recent Posts Can influence be bought? Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Using Social Media to Predict the NFL Season Written on September 9, 2010 by Espo in social media , sports Every year, industry pundits announce their selections for the upcoming NFL season using everything from their gut to film study or Madden simulations. Want to see how your team fared or who took home the title?
    [Blog] Privacy is Dead and Web Journal April 20-22nd, 2011
    Finally, I read in JaTIN’s blog that Most SEOs Feel Google Webmaster Tools Is Not Accurate but I wonder how many have actually tried Google Webmaster Tools in any kind of serious way?   One reason why people who do SEO might feel Webmaster Tools isn’t effective is the information isn’t really used by many other third party tools and platforms; the only integration I know of is with Google Analytics. That’s scary, at least , to some people. This is a difficult nut to crack. It’s not cheap; a typical room uses three to five cases at $ 160 a pop.
    [Blog] Conventional Wisdom - Danny Brown
    Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Conventional Wisdom August 15, 2010 13 voices share yours! subscribe to danny subscribe by rss or network search this blog Lijit Search This Blog is Powered By Reader favourites Audi and the Super Bowl Social Media Shit Storm An Invite to Pimp Your Blog Are You Abusing Your Social Media Voice? Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments?
    [Blog] How to Motivate Employees without Money | Spin Sucks
    product (which is an entirely different blog post), but I felt I needed to find a way to make my employees feel what it’s like to be on the other side of the equation. 17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. Simply put, when things go wrong, people are pissed. always push customer service as our No.
    [Blog] Is Blogger Copyright Dead?
    If you’re reading this blog post anywhere other than, you’re reading an illegal rip of the original. Content scraping—by automated programs that pull entire posts from your blog for republishing elsewhere—and autoblogging—where sites regurgitate whole articles from your RSS feed on their pages—are the most common content ripping practices. Image by stock.xchng user Spiders As an old-skool content creator, I’ve been astonished at the things I’ve heard and read in recent months on this topic, particularly among the blogging community.
    [Blog] Day 1: People of color impacting the social web. Day 1. Anjuan Simmons #28DaysofDiversity
    You can learn more about Anjuan by friending him on Facebook (, following his Twitter feed (, or reading his blog ( 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. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph.
    [Blog] Facebook Fan Page Tips
    Facebook Widgets On Your Blog. Blog Promotion. Read more about Facebook on this Social Media Marketing Blog or learn how to take advantage of Automotive Social Media. Blast. SocialMouths has put together an excellent list of 10 steps to make your Facebook fan page shine. would love to add, but they/he did an excellent job at wrapping it up. Here’s the list, but visit SocialMouths for the details: Insights (Your In-House Analytics). Vanity URL. Big Profile Pic (Banner Style). Invitations & Bulk Messages. Twitter Integration. FBML Landing Page. Facebook Ads.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
    [Blog] Gin and Topics: Liars, Doubt, and Trouble
    week or so ago, Beth Harte wrote a fantastic blog post about lying in the corporate world. Does it seem like the weeks are flying by considerably quickly? Or is it just because we launch Spin Sucks Pro in 10 days and don’t have enough time left (not that I’m counting)? Because time is flying, I’ve not gotten into my Google Reader this week so these stories I found on Facebook , through SmartBrief , or because I have (some) kind friends who sent me links. Thanks for the extra support this week – I needed it! How Perjury Affects Society. It seems she’s right.
    [Blog] Strategic Principles for Enterprise 2.0 Implementation
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Strategic Principles 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. The topics of our discussions were around Social Media, the emerging Enterprise 2.0 implementation. Enterprise 2.0
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [Blog] How to manage social media success like American Idol 2011 contestant Scotty McCreery
    Every now and then you need to just say thanks to your blog readers, Facebook fans/likes, twitter followers and/or friends who share your content. 5. I’m not a huge American Idol viewer as a matter of fact I don’t watch a lot of TV outside of V (now canceled), Smallville (series just ended), sports and news. But when a North Carolina native makes it on the big screen especially in a reality contest I try to tune in and support. This year for American Idol, Scotty McCreery from Garner, NC is one of the top three finalist. yall come out tmrrw for all the fun! IM COMING HOME!
    [Blog] Klout and the Reality of Return on Influence
    noticed that anytime someone wrote a blog post about Klout there would be this foaming at the mouth. One guy said to me on my blog, “Mark, are you with me? He only needs a few people to read his blog , a few people to sign up for his monthly advice service for this to be successful. It’s the, “Just because you can write a blog that’s successful doesn’t mean that you should be in the blog advice business.” Video production by my friends at Candidio. Fast, inexpensive, great service. Abbreviated transcript below. Schaefer.
    [Blog] 7 Tips for Bloggers with Learning Disabilities
    There was just no escape from the stupid jokes. I was inspired to write this post after reading a piece by the Blog Tyrant a few weeks ago. learning disability can hamper your blogging practice. Tips for blogging with a learning disability. Ignore all the advice on how to write a blog post in 20 minutes. Continue to read challenging blogs and try to participate in the discussion, knowing that your comments will likely be full of skipped words, switched letters and other indicators of how your brain works. Kudos to everyone who blogs in a second language.
    [Blog] Social Media – Why You Tube is not for you
    If you spend any time reading the blogs and columns of advice on how to capitalize on social media, You Tube is almost always a part of the discussion. If you have the resources to outsource video production, well, you’re not reading this blog. I know – You Tube is the #2 search engine in the world. And, every minute of every hour of every day there is a lifetime of video uploaded to the site. If you placed all the You Tube videos end to end they would stretch to Jupiter and back (ok, I made up that last part.). All great stuff. Except for one little problem. NOW WHAT?
    [Blog] Moving From Back Pats to Business, Social CRM Is For Real
    Argyle Social (sponsors of this blog and the Social Pros podcast , and what I personally use for social communication) launched their Social API. Moving From Back Pats to Business, Social CRM Is For Real is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. As marketers try to determine appropriate resourcing, one of the big measurement and accountability challenges faced by social media is the anonymity inherent in most social data. Do you think and Oracle spent more than 1.5 Magnifying Glass for Social Media Behavior.
  • FEVER BEE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Blog] Common Branded Community Mistakes (Example)
     Here is a snippet from the UK Marketing Network press release : "For the first time marketers will be able to: - Network with fellow UK marketing and advertising professionals - Access and contribute to user-generated content aimed at producing fresh blog content - Attend industry-related events, promoted by participants - Form groups relevant to their regional and commercial backgrounds" Aside from some shoddy copy (lead with the benefits, not the features), the community is struggling. The community has made the same mistakes most brands make. Bad design.
    [Blog] Can The Hub-And-Spoke Content Plan Succeed?
    That should be your website with a blog. You want a blog because it’s the easiest and most effective way to keep your website up-to-date with fresh and unique content. These are the posts you set up in social media circles, other blogs, forums, and where ever your target audience can be found. Content marketing is more than just creating content and spraying on the wall of the Internet in hopes that something will stick. You have to have a plan. But which plan is the best plan? With this plan, what you do is establish your home base – your hub. Give it a try.
    [Blog] Are You Ready to Deal With an Online Crisis?
    Bloggers pick up on it and it gets a new life of its own.  I heard about the Audi South Africa nightmare through Twitter and subsequently saw it on South African car blogs. Their Facebook page is also on page one.   It will be interesting to see how many blog posts pick up on the story and how long this stays on page one.  Voorsprung Social Media Technik. Audi South Africa has just been hit by a new media iceberg. The lasting effects of this new media storm are going to be damaging beyond the immediate event. And it had a fairly short shelf-life. For years. 
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Blog] What Groucho Marx Taught Me About Community
    You wonder how I could say that it was the blogging equivalent of stealing fire from the gods and I shrug my shoulders. You read his blog TheJackB. Jack has been writing for print and web publications for more than 20 years, covering a wide range of topics including: Business, technology, parenting, politics, education, sports, and religion. My computer ate what could have been the greatest guest post ever written for Spin Sucks. It was the sort of post that was better than Muellerific. know, some of you think that I am engaged in a bit of hyperbole. Tell me what you know.”
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Blog] Aligning on Purpose
    Create public updates and announcements on the progress of the organization as it moves towards this goal, Atos does this quite well with their “zero-email” blog along with public appearances, interviews, and events that they host. One of the things we can’t neglect when thinking about the future of work is for organizations to align on a sense of purpose. Atos Origin does a good example of this but publicly conveying their goal of becoming a zero email company by the end of 2014. These are organizations who are truly planning and seeking to impact the future of work.
    [Blog] Differentiating in a Sea of Sameness
    Consider the common complaint that all of the social media books, A-List blogs , and retweeting fans say the same things. Without uniqueness, new blogs, causes, services and products are doomed to live in the second tier, offering a slightly less or more brilliant version of the market leader’s products. Maturation in social media marketing has created a sea of sameness, where conversations revolve around listening, responding, strategy, ROI, influence, etc. Differentiation distinguishes ideas, services and products. Differentiation gets back to basic product marketing.
    [Blog] AOL buys TechCrunch, the end of an Era plus The Social Network and Web Journal Sept 23rd – Sept 29th
    But I wasn’t tired of writing, or speaking at events. I was tired of our endless tech problems, our inability to find enough talented engineers who wanted to work, ultimately, on blog and CrunchBase software. At this point, where else could TechCrunch go, they are already the top Tech blog and they already have been doing their own conferences, have their own TV Channel and in fact, have become almost a part of Mainstream Media and being bought by AOL just makes it official. According to Arrington… … The truth is I was tired. Will the brand be diluted?  Probably.
    [Blog] Urgency and Government 2.0
    Pretty much as I said in my blog post last month “Does Gov 2.0 Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community. Urgency and Government 2.0 September 7, 2010 in posts Many people involved in the movement that is Government 2.0 want it to happen. Not least of all, I’ve been guilty of harbouring such desires. But perhaps it’s not necessary, as Andrea Di Maio noted recently. Passivity has no value in this case. So, no, Government 2.0
    [Blog] The Social Network: “Good Artists Borrow. Great Artists Steal.”
    More related to something more serious than blogging on Livejournal. Kathy Herrmann once commented on my old blog. Last night I saw the Facebook film about Mark Zuckerberg “The Social Network&# based on  Ben Mezrich ‘s 2009 nonfiction book The Accidental Billionaires. Fact or fiction, the film paints a very human portrait of seemingly insensitive Mark Zuckerberg. The film could have easily had a different name such as “Good Artists Borrow. Great Artists Steal, &# Misunderstood “ or even the old quote “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.&#.
    [Blog] How to Survey Your Audience
    To accomplish this, you can look at analytics, such as subscriber numbers on email newsletters, click-through rates, site visits, Facebook likes, and the amount of comments you receive on a blog post. Image via Marketing is no longer about talking at the customers. It’s about talking with them, and figuring out which content they’re most interested in seeing. One way to find out your customers’ opinions is by sending out a survey. The following are some tips to keep in mind, as well as some websites that will help you effectively survey your audience.
    [Blog] Dear United Airlines: Build Community Around this Dave Carroll.
    What I talk about on my blog is community building and engagement and there is still hope for you if you’re willing to put in the work. Get a team of people to read every single comment and blog connected to that video that you can. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
    [Blog] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jen Novotny
    She blogs at On the Night You Were Born (though it’s been a year since she’s published anything new…get to it, Jen!). By Gini Dietrich. I met Jen Novotny right here in these very comments. communicator by day and mother of three girls by night, she always leaves thoughtful and intelligent comments. So, earlier this year, I sought to learn more. She is smart, she is funny, and she likes the same television shows I do. asked her to sit on the Spin Sucks Inquisition hot seat so you can learn more about her, too. What is the Biggest Mistake You’ve Made in Your Career?
    [Blog] Media coverage is not a given
    Don’t let your laziness or ignorance cost you coverage: Because of my blog, I get pitches from PR pros and business owners every day. I’m often embarrassed by their efforts. I have the opportunity to review many business plans and one thing that always causes me some concern is that every business owner believes that they can generate a significant amount of marketing exposure by getting media coverage. They pepper it throughout their plan because to them, it feels free and easy to get. I  hate to tell you, but media coverage is not a given. Good manners go a long way.
    [Blog] How to Leverage the Power of Content to Scale up your Business
    Publishing content regularly ensure that people keep coming back to the blogs and websites of the brand and this also encourages them to share your content thereby increasing brand visibility. How to Leverage the Power of Content to Scale up your Business. Content marketing is one of the most effective forms of  marketing. Moreover, content marketing is subtle and this ensures that customers respond more favourably to content marketing as compared to other forms of traditional and digital marketing. Add to this the fact that content marketing is extremely cost-effective. Be consistent.
    [Blog] Theme Week Roundup: Which Tip Will You Put into Practise?
    There are plenty of things you can do to keep your post current on social media, ensuring it is optimised for SEO, how to repurpose it for different channels, how to keep readers on your blog once your post is published, and how to extend your ideas for the future. Publish Your Blog Post Without SEO, and 1000s of Readers Will Be Forever Lost: Rand Fishkin reminded us all that content can stay current after its inital social media push by optimizing it for search. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Which tip resonated with you? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
    [Blog] Is it easy to tell if you are a scammer or straight-shooter?
    Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > Activism , Branding , HowTo , Social Media > Is it easy to tell if you are a scammer or straight-shooter? By coincidence, Seth Godin tackles this topic of the tacky techie on his blog today : you can see the danger anyone who introduces new technology faces. Is it easy to tell if you are a scammer or straight-shooter? Later back at home I could Google him.
    [Blog] DataSift Curation Engine Aims for Relevance in Real-time
    An introductory video about Datasift was posted in their first blog post , which didn’t reveal much about how the platform works. blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe Recent Posts Do You Convert an Oops! Skeptic Geek Impartial Observations on Technology and the Social Web Home About Disclosure My Posterous The Skeptic Can Blekko be a Disruptor in Search? Datasift has partnered with Twitter to get the full Twitter firehose and is building a platform to enable curation and filtering in real-time. Datasift can filter this firehose using over 20 variables. link] [.]
    [Blog] Social Skills Lead to Better Career Options
    board of inspiration and quotes that reflect you is a good idea, along with any links that show your talents and what you have done already. • Try Blogging. It’s easy enough to get a blog page up and running, try Word Press or Blogger. Once you’ve written your blogs, put them out onto your social media platforms, including LinkedIn and you never who they may get to. The career search can be stressful. In fact, it usually is. These days the search takes place beyond career fairs and resumes, you’ve got social media to help you. What social media to hit up?
    [Blog] 3 Vital Communication Questions Your Company Must Answer – Now!
    On my own blog at I shared a story of a brilliant CEO who changed the entire culture of his company and tripled shareholder value by involving every single employee in his 1000-employee organization in the development of a Values Statement and then by serving as the head Steward of the organization’s values.  The importance to Starbucks of playing a role in the larger world community is communicated by their commitment to their Coffeehouse community, complete with music blogs, connecting for causes and idea sharing. “Everything Communicates&#. Chicago.
    [Blog] Google releases new smartphone data showing how everything is going mobile
    Promoting the webinar google published a blog post with a lot of data showing how everything is going mobile. via  Smartphone user study shows mobile movement under way – Google Mobile Ads Blog. 79% of top advertisers don’t have a mobile optimized website. Today google is hosting a webinar called “ The Mobile Movement: Understanding Smartphone Users” at 11am PST/ 2pm EST ( Registration link ). It’s 2011 and you know how big the mobile/smartphone market is, so what are you waiting for? Contact me if you need help.
    [Blog] List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition
    Manager of Customer Success and Community Program at Cisco WebEx Technology group. •  Steven Tedjamulia – Head of Social Commerce Innovation at Dell. •  Alison Bolen – Editor, blogs and social content at SAS Institute. •  Marty Collins – Director of Emerging Media at Microsoft. •  Mark Yolton – Senior Vice President – SAP Community Network at SAP. •  Brian Ellefritz – Sr. You can follow Marshall Kirkpatrick’s entire Social Strategists list, based on Jeremiah’s list, here , but what if you want to get a bit more granular and be a bit more selective in your following?
    [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.
    [Blog] Mobile – Social 2011 and Web Journal Late December 2010 – Mid January 2011
    Writing a book, and now getting the completed manuscript to the right size/focus has been taking up a lot of my blogging time, but feel the need to keep the blog up to date, especially the web journal part, and there are a lot of events, meetings and discussions I have not had a chance to post about, but if I had the time and energy, would have. Maybe the only thing I can say about Hockney’s IPAD images (being an artist myself) is they don’t appear to use platform in an innovative way. Since I worked there last year, I feel I should not comment, but I will say this.
    [Blog] #Webcast for #IBMConnections partners, users & brands w/ @ckburgess @mnburgess @ajay #IBM #socbiz
    Blue Focus Marketing was the Winner of the 2012 MarketingSherpa Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Social Media Marketing” blog. Blue Focus Marketing won the 2012 MarketingSherpa Reader’s Choice Award for Best Social Media Marketing Blog. Grow sales, increase user adoption, and improve engagement with Dynamic Signal’s VoiceStorm for IBM Connections. Date: Jan 21, 2014. Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Eastern Time). Hosted by: SocialBiz (Wellesley Information Services). Recognize and reward employees for their contributions with gamification and leaderboards. Cheryl, who Huf?ngton
    [Blog] 3 Ways to Make Your Facebook Page More Like-Worthy
    Getting people to visit your Facebook is an art unto itself that requires a future blog post, but once you get them there you can do certain things that can help you to get more likes as a result. It’s on thing to have people like your business. It’s another thing to have them “like” your business, as in on Facebook. Your customers may like you, but there’s a good chance that they won’t like you on Facebook. There’s something extremely important to keep in mind when trying to understand how Facebook for business works. Get selected!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Blog] Use Gen Y Stereotypes to Your Advantage | Spin Sucks
    And we’ll tell them through our blogs, on Twitter, you name it. Check out his personal blog, Life Without Pants , and swing by to say hello on Twitter. 17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. To many, we’re almost seen as an entirely different species. Now for the Gen Y crowd. My point?
    [Blog] If Someone Gave You Exactly What You Asked For, Without Negotiating, You Asked For Too Little
    If you liked this post, you might also like: Personal and Professional, Private and Public, Work and Play The Myth of Frictonless Free Agent Networks and Anywhere Anywhen Collaboration Mail Today Story on People Whose Lives Were Changed by Blogging Chris Andersen on Why Transparency in Journalism is Rare. Recently, a colleague told me about his rule of thumb for negotiating business deals: if someone gave you exactly what you asked for, without negotiating, you asked for too little. This rule of thumb feels so wrong to me at so many levels. You ask for whatever you can get.
    [Blog] From MAGNET: Sauder Woodworking and MAGNET Find A Way To Innovation
    Each month we’ll be featuring a blog post from our friends at MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network). MAGNET’s mission is to support, educate and champion manufacturing in Ohio with the goal of transforming the region’s economy into a powerful, global player. You can visit MAGNET online at Sauder Woodworking and MAGNET Find A Way To Innovation. When Sauder Woodworking began seeing less growth and profits, the company couldn’t afford to invest in innovation, yet truly needed to explore new markets. Click here to read the original post.
    [Blog] Stop Focusing on your Facebook PAGE
    It’s easy to say, “I have my Facebook widget on my blog and my website. I’m doing what I need to do to get people to my Facebook page.” Create a tab on your page that focuses only on the charity and your involvement, then blast the link out through your websites, blogs, other social media sites, press releases, and everything else. This is a dangerous topic and I’m heading down a steep slope on this one as people may misunderstand, but it’s important to get it out anyway. Period. This is a good thing. Post on Other Pages. ” No.
    [Blog] Bayler Healthcare System Takes A Leap Into Pinterest: Interview with Ashley Howland (Part 2)
    The secret to success in any social network, or blog, marketing strategy is elevating the content direction to beyond just messaging about the brand product. If you have an awesome pin or a compelling blog post, share it across the board. . The challenge is to ensure that this value-added, or what I call "selfless content", supports the brand promise and values. . Ashely Howland , Bayler Healthcare System's social media manager,talks about how she and her team are executing a successful Pinterest strategy. Part One of Diva Marketing's interview with Ashley Howland.
    [Blog] The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach
    skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach Its not often that two of my favorite things to blog about happen to intersect but today youre in luck. They gave a group of mom bloggers gift certificates (Im not sure of the amount) in exchange for their participation in an informational webinar and a blog post hyping how HFCS is actually not bad for you. Say youre thinking about offering bloggers a free registration to your meeting in exchange for them blogging about it, or free books or other materials.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
    [Blog] Become a Dream Feeder
    So what does your blog do for people? Likewise, it’s the duty of your blog to help fuel the dreams of the people you intend to serve. If you write a blog about writing, then surely give people articles about how to tighten up character development, but also write a post about how Joe Hill is slowly coming out from under the shadow of his famous father, Stephen King. When you get interested in something, you turn to magazines and television shows or blogs or whatever is at hand to fuel you. So, how will you make your blog into a dream feeder? They all do.
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