Sun.Mar 13, 2011

Trending Sources

An Interview with the Franchise King

Spin Sucks

This ran in the March issue of Franchise Times , which is why the bent is toward that audience. But I think you’ll get some value from the interview I did with Joel Libava , aka The Franchise King. Are you getting tired already of experts and everyone telling you to get on the social networks without a real tie to your marketing strategy or business results? Me, too. That’s what it is.

4 Free Tools for Researching Guest Blogging and Advertising Opportunities

Kikolani

If you are looking for guest blogging or advertising opportunities on other blogs, you will first want to research your options so that you choose the best home for your post or banner ad. What Makes a Great Opportunity. First of all, what should you be looking for in another blog? Engagement - Are people just visiting the site, or are they actually interacting with it? Free Research Tools. Klout.

Get Off the Highway

Geoff Livingston

Image by Silvar. “…the information superhighway… will link everyone at home or office to everything else—movies and television shows, shopping services, electronic mail and huge collections of data.&# New York Times, 1993. Yes, communities and conversations are missing, but it was a pretty dead-on prediction. Perhaps the metaphor is unfair. They leave to do things. Newspapers?

Wiki 29

Weekly Roundup: The Comic Relief Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? suppose it’s always “quite a week&# for someone, somewhere, but it’s felt particularly like “quite a week&# here, what with everything going on in the Middle East, Japan , and so much more. I don’t know about you, but I need some comic relief. Ravi Shastri – an Ode to the Feeling , by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. Happens! 5.

iPad 14

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

The 5 Elements of Authoritative Content

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Tito Philips, Jnr. of MADphilips. Authority, in case you’ve forgotten, still rules! ProBlogger is still relevant because of its authoritative content. If you’ve ever read an article on ProBlogger about a concept that is not relatively new, there’s an unusual approach the writer adopts that makes you wonder if you’re just learning about that very concept for the first time. The same thing applies to mainstream blogs like ChrisBrogan , SethGodin , ZenHabits , LateralAction , and so on. You just can’t get enough of their content. Insight. Depth.

The New Gamer, Women 25-44 | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Marketing to the new gaming demographic: Women aged 25-44

MY first week at The Search Agency pt4

Josh S Peters

Ever since I’ve moved to CA I’ve had troubles finding people I have things in common with, and it seems to be because they were all working at The Search Agency. I’ve found people who share my love for street art, whiskey, and comic books this week. It’s been a great week culturally. We view the world differently. What about you? Social Media

My January and Febrary Blogging Income Breakdown

ProBlogger

Today I spent some time looking at my monthly income figures. wasn’t quite sure how the stats would look for January and February. On one hand, after the record month I had back in December , I had a feeling things would look a little down by comparison. On the other hand, we launched a new ebook on my photography blog late in January/early February, which saw a rise in ebook sales.

Show 325 - Creating a Shared Social Value

Engaging Brand

Show 325 of  The Engaging Brand leadership and marketing podcast is ready  just for  you. To subscribe or listen for  free , you don't need to download anything and all explained at the end of the post. So I invited him to join me,    Anna Farmery on  The Engaging Brand podcast  to talk about how business can help create social value . Is business the cause of economic and social breakdown?

CSR 4

In Conversation With Gary Vaynerchuk

Twist Image

Episode #244 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Welcome to episode #244 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. You can't help but not like and respect the personal brand that Gary Vaynerchuk has created. In just a few short years, he's converted a successful local liquor business into both a retail and online sensation ( Wine Library ). His first book, Crush It , was a massive best-seller and his sophomore effort, The Thank You Economy , looks positioned to do the same. Enjoy the conversation. bite size edits. corkd.

Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.

Do we need a social media fire hose?

Jeff Esposito

This post contains a video, please click here if you can’t view. social media fire hose firehose Jason Falls Twitter