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    [Twitter] Brand New Findings
    Free Podcast Google Search Join me on Twitter Facebook Fan Page The Engaging Brand on Facebook Our Community Recent Comments ANSHUL GUPTA on How Not to Become Boring. The Engaging Brand Home Podcast Online Social Media Training Speaking Contact & Bio Subscribe/RSS « The Art of Letting Go | Main | Brands are just like life » Brand New Findings Brands struggle to keep away from the 'tell in order to sell' strategy. true statement if you think of her voice. However, we know when she is in pain, when she wants us to hold her, when she is scared all through the eyes.
    [Twitter] Why you should be lazy!
    Being lazy takes hard work, but the key is you doing the hard work not the customer " Free Podcast Google Search Join me on Twitter Facebook Fan Page The Engaging Brand on Facebook Our Community Recent Comments ANSHUL GUPTA on How Not to Become Boring. The Engaging Brand Home Podcast Online Social Media Training Speaking Contact & Bio Subscribe/RSS « Show 283 - Social Media and Customer Retention | Main | How to tell if a company is social or so-shall » Why you should be lazy! said "Think and be lazy!" " "What, why be lazy?"
    [Twitter] How to tell if a company is social or so-shall
    The Engaging Brand Home Podcast Online Social Media Training Speaking Contact & Bio Subscribe/RSS « Why you should be lazy! Main | Show 264 - Generation X and Generational Differences » How to tell if a company is social or so-shall Some companies see social media as a quick fix or something they "should" be doing rather than want to do.Here are 10 ways of finding out whether a business is social or so-shall? Alpha male on Show 297 - Dave Ulrich on Why of Work Alpha male on Step into my world and make my day. Kathy Garolsky on Social media can be your brand trigger!
    [Twitter] 5 Ebook Publishing Hurdles, and How to Beat Them
    You can also find him on Twitter ( @PaulJun_ ). This guest post is by Paul Jun of  Motivated Mastery. During the journey of writing my first ebook, there were many roadblocks and sudden realizations that I faced; it’s only right for me to share them with you so that you can avoid undermining your ebook’s true potential, or at least starting from scratch. Below you will find the crucial issues that you must overcome when it comes to writing the ebook and marketing it. Don’t count other people’s money. had emulated too much of their format. Be original. Be you.”
    [Twitter] 5 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Blog’s Traffic
    The plug-in can publish nicely formatted messages to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Blogger, LiveJournal, Delicious, Diigo, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Plurk, VKontakte, WordPress, and Tumblr accounts.  'This is a guest contribution from Scott Purcell, co-founder of Man of Many. People often speak in very broad terms when giving tips or suggestions to improve blog traffic. One of the reasons I believe the 30 Days to a Better Blog is so successful is that it gives you clear, actionable and step by step advice regarding WHAT TO DO. It seems that it’s all too rare these days.
    [Twitter] Change It Up
    “Should I get on Twitter?” 'In a couple of days, I launch my new digital magazine. The experience has been a lot of fun, but not because “gee whiz! New things are fun!” ” It’s because this all reminds me how quickly we get stuck in scripts, and how business will always falter when we fall into a rut. We are creatures of habit and routine. We love it. Some habits are great. Brushing and flossing our teeth? Great. Do that. Learning how to drink enough water every day? Awesome. You go. Not so great. Shaking the same trees over and over again for money?
    [Twitter] Sun CEO’s Blog Does the Time Warp
    Sun’s Twitter account linked to the blog was tweeting six-month old blog posts up until October 15. Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz is unquestionably one of the best, and first, CEO bloggers in the world. He’s not only a pioneer, but an intelligent, articulate, engaging writer who sets a difficult standard for others to match. was writing a column on CEO blogging this afternoon and noticed that Jonathan’s blog has not been updated since May 18 of this year. For reasons why, just click here to read the background. Oracle announced its intention to acquire Sun on April 20.
    [Twitter] How I Beat my Best Month Ever by Doing Something Good, Better [Case Study]
    number of my Twitter followers have been asking how it went and how we changed things this time, so here’s a quick snapshot of the changes and lessons we learned. Mid-December 2010: on my photography site , we launched a new campaign—our first ever 12 Days of Christmas promotion. The result was my biggest month of earnings ever up to that point. The idea was simple: offer discounts on 12 products over the 12 days leading up to Christmas. used a mix of my own ebooks and products from other photography sites with affiliate commissions. The result was massive. The result? It was big.
    [Twitter] Every Day is Someone’s First Day
    When you post to your Facebook page and your Google+ page or Twitter or wherever you’re fishing for new business, consider posting first day information every few days. I took my first ever yoga class the other day, thanks in part to having a yoga instructor girlfriend. It was at a really nice studio in northern Massachusetts called Roots to Wings. My instructor, Beth, was very aware that I was new. She was very aware that this was my first ever yoga class, and that how I received every bit of this class would likely shape my perception of yoga. Do we work enough on that?
    [Twitter] Five for Friday – Heading on Vacation Edition
    NYPD forms new social media unit to mine Facebook and Twitter for mayhem – This article from the NY Daily News was really relevant given what is going on in London right now. Do you spend more time fretting over your phone, Twitter, Facebook or other superficial thing? By the time you read this post, I will be somewhere on the road to New Jersey. This weekend will mark the first time Baby Espo heads down to the Garden State to meet the majority of our extended family that he has yet to meet. But that is not to say that you won’t be in good hands. Definitely give it a read.
    [Twitter] How Vampires Suck at Social Media
    For those of you who follow me on twitter know I’m a “vampire&# fan if you can ever be such a thing and I have this made up term I use when staying up late at night working on projects between 10:00 P.M. Last week my friend @jeffreylcohen sent me the tweet below about the Who Is the Ultimate Vampire? InfoGraphic via the Yahoo Movies website. The infographic is great and in my opinion bram stoker dracula was the ultimate vampire and one of the best vampire movies ever made. From Vampire diaries, True Blood and yes, twilight. How can you tell? Cohen jeffreylcohen. and 2:00 A.M.
    [Twitter] Get In Before We Close the Doors
    Also, look for the #BTMC hashtag on Twitter to meet some people selling the course on my behalf because they are enjoying it so much. I’ve been really lucky to be leading the education experience of writers seeking to bring their blogging and writing skills to the next level. We have 50 students right now in the course, Blog Topics: The Master Class , which is a 16 week course for learning how to write better, improve your blog, and deliver more to your audience. But I’m going to have to close this program to new members in just a few days. Me, personally. Not some team.
    [Twitter] NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski Tweets From The Daytona 500
    NASCAR was pushing their presence on Twitter in the days leading up to the Daytona 500. Displaying Twitter handles from the newscasters to NASCAR drivers. And, last night, NASCAR definitely got the Twitter push they were wanting. He photographed the fire and uploaded it to Twitter from inside his car on the track. This marks the first time in history that a driver has posted a photo on Twitter from his/her car. We’re granted unprecedented access to major world events with platforms like Twitter. Brad Keselowski's Tweet.
    [Twitter] Facebook Success Summit - 22 Sessions on Everything Facebook.
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Facebook Success Summit – 22 Sessions on Everything Facebook August 2nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Is Facebook important to you and your business? August 12, 2010 (766) Twitter Stream © 2008-2010 Convince & Convert, LLC. My session is on October 12. Thanks.
    [Twitter] 44 Things Bloggers Should Be Delegating to Virtual Staff to Catapult Their Online Growth
    Promote your SlideShare content on LinkedIn, Twitter & Facebook in order to get homepage exposure. You can follow him on Twitter. 'Chris’ internal team, based in Cebu City. This is a guest post contribution by Chris Ducker. One of the biggest pain points that comes up when I talk to bloggers about growing their blogs is that there simply isn’t enough time in the day to do everything they need to, to truly start to catapult the growth of their blog/s. as possible. Creation. Publishing. Promotion. On-Going Marketing. Remember, this list is not final in any capacity.
    [Twitter] Show 472 - Business Economics is Like Online Dating
    And finally the listener of the week is Larry B Gray who shared about the show on Twitter and was chosen from all the people who have shared about the show this week - a goodie bag is on it''s way to you to say a BIG THANK YOU!  . love to hear your thoughts so email me, , join me on  twitter ,  Google+  or to hear your opinion and ideas.  . 'The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode. We discuss. How globalisation has affected business economics. Related articles.
    [Twitter] afaqs! Story on What the Sunsilk Gang of Girls Redesign Means for.
    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 « Financial Chronicle Story on the Rising Role of Social Networks Like Facebook and LinkedIn in Recruiting The Difference Between Communities, Social Networks and Social Outposts » afaqs! Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! was quoted recently in an afaqs! From TVC-centric campaign to community-centric campaign 2.
    [Twitter] How to Be a Guru: 6 Paths to Blogging Stardom
    Thought leaders who are in this position will use Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook Groups, and leave blog comments on other people’s blogs to influence clients and potential customers. You may write one long blog post a month as a guest for other blogs, remain active on Facebook, and curate tons of information on Twitter, which would be enough to keep you in the minds of your customers. This guest post is by Neil Patel of  Quick Sprout. Do you want to leverage content marketing? I’m not just talking about guest posts or sharing content on social media sites here. Confused?
    [Twitter] The Blogger’s Dilemma: When Is it Time to Start Paying for Exposure?
    Connect with HigherVisibility on Twitter to learn more! This guest post is by Amanda DiSilvestro of Highervisibility. When you’re a blogger, you want to gain as much visibility and authority as you can, and featuring your content on more established websites is one way to make this happen. Guest posting is becoming more popular, and it works well for all parties involved: the editor gets a great piece of content and someone new promoting the site, and the writer gets to put his/her content in front of a well-established audience and reaps many SEO benefits. So what’s the issue?
    [Twitter] Ride the World Wide Rave to Sales Success
    Guest David Meerman Scott: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download David Meerman Scott: Twitter | Web | Blog Subscribe to the  Social Media Professor Podcast on iTunes. Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ Ride the World Wide Rave to Sales Success by trey on February 16, 2010 Naked Conversations author and social media icon from his famed days at Microsoft, Robert Scoble , says, “You’re not supposed to be able to do what David Meerman Scott is about to tell you in this book.&#
    [Twitter] BackChannel Conversation Tools
    We could use a hashtag in Twitter, found Todays Meet, what else are you using for a classroom? Again, there are a variety of ways to accomplish a backchannel conversation, including but not limited to the following: Cchat from Stephen Downes ( Update made 10/14/2010;8:51PM) Twitter hashtags (not necessarily all that great but.) It is a good read with a lot of excellent advice, particularly with reference to using twitter. This blog entry started out as an exploration of possible tools.I Id like to model using a backchannel in class. Thanks for your advice.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
    [Twitter] Limitations: Your Key to Blogging Success?
    Of course, there’s social media too: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn… he feels obligated to be everywhere, on every platform. This guest post is by Timo Kiander of know a blogger who tries to do everything he can to make his writing career successful. He posts multiple times a week on his own blog, writes guest posts for others and spends a lot of time researching affiliate marketing. On top of all this, he is creating his first info product. My blogger friend works so hard, but when he looks at his blog stats, he collapses completely. ”).
    [Twitter] Managing Social Presence
    If you look at the graphic to the left, it lets you post messages and read messages from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare and elsewhere. It also lets you cook up searches in Twitter search, plus a few other things. way to listen beyond Twitter search. I’ve been thinking through my social presence, but further more, I was thinking about what it’s going to be like for a business (small or large) to manage their social presence. For instance, I’m a user and affiliate for the Hootsuite application. blog editor. Email marketing integration.
    [Twitter] Seven Keys to Creativity
    Follow us on Twitter: Cheryl Burgess @ckburgess. Lasting Creative Impressions. Tim Leake Interview – Part 3 of 3. New York City – Soho. Parts 1 and 2 of our conversation with Tim Leake have taken us through the creative process itself, the role teaching can play in understanding it, and even tips the Saatchi & Saatchi Creative Director himself uses to maintain inspiration on a daily basis. This final part of the conversation will equip you with one last overarching recommendation and work to summarize the series’ creative takeaways. was part of student government.
    [Twitter] Get Your Head Out of That Gannt Chart and Do Some Thinking Once in.
    Go out to lunch with someone from a totally different part of the business and learning about what they do Be like Dr. House , find a ball to toss around and think about how to solve a problem Set up Google alerts for issues related to your organization and commit to staying on top of them Create an “If I were King/Queen for a day&# list of ideas for your organization Do a Twitter search for your organization/brand and see what others are saying Can you find time in your schedule to be great? Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Government 2.0 know we’re all busy. 
    [Twitter] Are Social Causes a One Click Pony?
    In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about thousands of Facebook and Twitter users temporarily changing their avatars in support of marriage equality , currently being debated by the United States Supreme Court. Social Media Controversies Addressed, Fresh Each Week. If an Avatar Falls in the Forest… It is admirable – and remarkable – when causes “catch fire” in social media and become a meme. It underscores how interconnected we’ve become. But do these temporal gestures of support have any impact? 
    [Twitter] How Personalized Search Should Affect Blogging Strategies for Ranking
    What influence will I personally have on my friends and followers search results if I were to share some of Kristi’s articles on twitter or Google Plus? This is a guest post by Leo Dimilo who has been an online marketer for over a decade and has quietly been earning a living online. couple years ago, I wrote an SEO article for Kristi and Kikolani called unlock your marketing genius to make money online. In the article, I was very critical on social media as a means to make money online because, as I put it, the social crowd were readers rather than “buyers&#. Out of sight.
    [Twitter] Social Pros Podcast – Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company
    It’s actually interesting to have Scott here as the guest on the second show, because some people who have read Convince & Convert for a long time may remember I used to do an interview program called Twitter 20 , where I interviewed people live on Twitter. Eric: What was the fate of the Twitter 20? But as Twitter got so big and so cacophonous, then it became really mechanically difficult to do one-on-one interviews. know when I think about building my presentations, I build them for the Twitter audience just as much as I build them for the live audience.
    [Twitter] Value + Offer: The 3 Levels of Blended Content
    Asking for a “like&# on Facebook or a follow on Twitter. Guest post from Russ Henneberry , who writes, speaks and executes on content marketing plans for small businesses. He writes a daily blog about how tiny businesses can make mighty profits using a personal computer, a little imagination and a few well placed dollars. Companies must now create their own attention to promote products and services. To do so in the past, we interrupted interesting content with offers for products and services. The formula used to look like this: Content + Offers = Sales. Consider American Idol.
    [Twitter] Day 14: People of color impacting the social web – L. Danielle Baldwin #28DaysofDiversity
    Danielle Baldwin Twitter: @LDBaldwin Website/Blog: Bio Every time someone calls L. 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. Even though it’s black history month, the goal for 28 Days of Diversity is to feature not just African-Americans but other minorities in the web/tech space.
    [Twitter] Are You About To Lose Your YouTube Presence?
    If you think this is no different than competing against the Big O and the Big A on Twitter, think again. Besides, YouTube is one of the top 5 Web properties in terms of traffic and Twitter isn’t. About Us What’s a Maverick? Content Farms: Did Google Go Far Enough? » Are You About To Lose Your YouTube Presence? nasty rumor is spreading, according to WebProNews , that YouTube is considering paying celebrities to provide video content channels. If true, what will that do to your channel? If this report is true, you might have to. You must be logged in to post a comment.
    [Twitter] How Unique Is Your Marketing Plan?
    Creative artists are using Twitter (and have been since Day One), and now Facebook, for publishing. I’m not saying you have to rely on Facebook and/or Twitter. About Us What’s a Maverick? Why Article Marketing Will Never Die » How Unique Is Your Marketing Plan? Are you breaking new ground, or just breaking wind? Here’s a unique concept in publishing. I’m assuming this novelist got a good response in Croatia because his novel is now going to be published in print. But what if it had been published in English on Facebook? But what are small businesses doing?
    [Twitter] #crisisdata: Getting Ready for the Emergency Social Data Summit
    Are you aware of the American Red Cross’s Emergency Social Data Summit on Thursday – or #crisisdata on Twitter. While we are using traditional social media tools like a wiki , Twitter conversations during the conference via the #crisisdata hashtag, Flickr photos (coming) and U-Stream (to be provided by NextGenWeb ), there’s some experimentation, too. To give you an idea how important this issue is, ARC just released survey results that show 74 percent of civilians in need who post a cry for help online via social media expect a response. We’ll see how it goes!
    [Twitter] Cool Stuff: BBC's Remixable Pilot Video
    Not only have they given us the iPlayer for which we should be eternally grateful, they track social conversation around their shows and bring us great digital sites stacked full of delicious content. So its no surprise that they continue to break boundaries (or is it push). Their latest, potentially greatest (?) move is the launch of a shareable, re-mixable online pilot show. Link Here. think this is a really great concept and something that could be easily rolled out across all of BBC’s programming. e.g. drag and drop to create a DVD which could then be sold at a premium.
  • DIGIGEN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
    [Twitter] Chrome sees Growth, whilst Firefox and Internet Explorer Shrink
    don’t believe this is going to make a sizeable difference to the browsers people use, the people who know which browsers are best are using them already and they also know how to find them. What is interesting to me is the fact that both Internet Explorer and Firefox have both dropped in terms of usage. IE is seeing a study decline in usage which had originally been because of the growth of Firefox. However, with Firefox in decline its clear that the reason for both of these dropping off is now Chrome. In the last month, Chrome has seen a 5% increase in usage. 2) Speed. Even Firefox.
    [Twitter] One to Watch:
    One to Watch: By mattbamfordbowes on March 3, 2010 An interesting development in news publications, but to be honest one I cannot see rivalling traditional means of taking in news. By traditional I mean blogs and journalists. It does have a very interesting niche to fill, but I ponder if its a niche which hasn’t needed to be created. describes itself as: “a news community which allows anyone to publish written and visual work online and in print. theblogpaper aims to publish the first user-generated newspaper in London.&#
  • DIGIGEN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010
    [Twitter] Renault Puts Cars Into Sims 3
    The most notable example of this being how IKEA created an upgrade pack for Sims 2 which enabled you to create a wonderful house full of IKEA products. This spring Renault will continue this movement by creating an electric car upgrade pack for Sims 3. It sounds like its going to be really exciting so I will look forward to giving it a trial. Digigen Strategy for Sims: 1) Alpha Test new products. Test the new products which aren’t yet common to the market to see if it is a good enough product to start putting into real-life Beta. Sims has an audience of 4.5million (based on copies sold).
  • DIGIGEN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
    [Twitter] Joining The Brooklyn Brothers
    Link Here for more info ) Its been a pretty interesting 2.5 years at MediaCom and MediaCom Beyond Advertising. My team have been thoroughly inspirational to work with and learn from, with big mentions to Helen Wallace (@wallbo), Tim Page, Tom Saunter (@freedimensional), Alex Gough (@Gougher), Charlie Lockett (@charlielockett), George Dixon and Chris Pullon. Particularly inspirational people for me have been Jerry Lloyd-Williams and David Fieldhouse who have been some of the real thought leaders at MediaCom and MBA since I have been there. See ya. Dan on A New Focus on Social Business Strategy.
    [Twitter] How Blogging Changed One Woman’s Life (and Mine, Too)
    You can follow him on his blog or on Twitter @jeffgoins. This is a guest post from Jeff Goins from Years ago, I blogged about a woman who was going to be evicted from her apartment. met her while I was volunteering with a local charity one random Saturday afternoon. Her name was Pat, and she spoke with a thick Bostonian accent and had a strong smoker’s cough. Her apartment was covered in newspapers, and she had a couple of dogs whom she loved dearly. Apparently, she had been homeless before. didn’t know what to do. So I turned to my blog. Try again.
    [Twitter] Putting up a Steel Curtain on Social Media
    few weeks back, pundits noted that Twitter had its moment. This post originally ran on PR Breakfast Club , but I wanted to share with you in case you missed it over there. The 140-character service was on fire with tweets mentioning the death of Osama Bin Laden at a rate that traditional news outlets couldn’t keep up. Once the story was confirmed by President Obama, Twitterville was generally filled with messages of happiness, relief and closure from all across the country. just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style”.
    [Twitter] Abandonment Issues – What To Do with Content Archipelagos
    Repost old blog entries with new insights or simply promote them once again via Twitter, Facebook and Google+. If you viewed your content marketing operations from a 35,000 foot level, what would they look like? Would your organization’s content assets, social media networks and web/mobile properties all be aligned and grouped in a cohesive, self-supporting structure? Would they appear to feed audience traffic to one another? Would you have any assets that stand alone, away from the others in isolation? If your answer to that last question is “yes,” you are not alone.
    [Twitter] Beware of Vendors Pushing Social Media Retainers
    In 2008, the running joke was that more than 10,000 bios on Twitter had the self described social media expert moniker. The following is draft material for the second edition of Now Is Gone , which is almost out of print. Comments may be used in the final edition. You can download the first drafted chapter of the new edition — Welcome to the Fifth Estate — for free. lot has been said about the dangers of working with a so-called social media expert. There are several areas of concern with communications agencies. This seems to be a desperate attempt to stay relevant.
    [Twitter] Looking for Work- The Impact Equation
    You can search Twitter via Twitter Search and pump in keywords that might help you find prospective employers or pathways to such. When you’re seeking work, it’s always a frustrating challenge. You feel like it shouldn’t take so long. You know you’re missing something. You don’t know what is in vogue or not with the application process. There are many ways to feel beat down and thrashed along the way. Miss any part of that and the equation hasn’t been satisfied. Here’s how it would apply to finding work. Looking for Work. Strong Idea.
    [Twitter] PS: Best of the Week
    15 Ways to Use Twitter to Toast Your Competition. My Man, Mark Schaefer serves up a practical, real-world blueprint to using Twitter like a pro. I got fired up this week and challenged myself to publish a new post everyday. Mission accomplished.  . The scary thing is that I kind of like it! If you are a subscriber you’re getting all of the Pushing Social goodness sent directly, in full-text, to your email. Sorry if I blew up your inbox, but now you know what to expect. By the way, if you aren’t subscribed to PS you can do the right thing at the bottom of this post.
    [Twitter] My 3 Words for 2011
    Leon – Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin (needs to learn all three). Every year, I come up with three words that will be my guiding pillars for what I will focus on in the coming year. Instead of resolutions, which don’t usually help me very much, I work hard on using these words as a lighthouse for my actions and efforts. Here are my 3 words for 2011: Reinvest. Package. Reinvest – I will reinvest in my efforts in all areas of life that matter to me. won’t phone it in. have some fitness goals. can’t keep playing at it. have some financial goals that will be met.
    [Twitter] Digg Experiments with Embedded Image Posts
    The idea is to improve the ability for their links to be shared on other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. In an effort to improve “shareability&# and make the site more sticky, Digg is experimenting with embedded images on the Digg submission permalinks. For months, Digg has had (off and on at times) inline videos that could be played directly from the Digg post page for certain video sites like YouTube and Break. Last night, Digg started rolling out embedded images as well. As a result, the sharing was most likely done to the source rather than the Digg link.
    [Twitter] Can Ads Actually Make Foursquare Better
    Plus, now more mobile users keep location turned on, automatically appending their locale to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine posts. 'In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with  Kyle Lacy  of  ExactTarget  about the newly launched Foursquare ads , and whether they are a viable option for marketers, an annoyance for users, both or neither. Whither the Check-In? In April, Bloomberg cited Foursquare data showing  6 million daily check-ins  in January 2013 versus 4 million per day in January 2012. Out Yelping Yelp? Advertising as Youtility. Alas, this rarely happens. How about you?
    [Twitter] Strategy Lessons: The Water Book
    From its very visible Facebook, Twitter and blog efforts to its grassroots fundraising platform, email efforts, and experimental marketing via platforms like Gowalla, LIVESTRONG consistently directly engages its community with great successes. A Book of Five Rings , written by Miyamoto Musashi in 1645, is one of the world’s classic sources of strategy. Its influence extends beyond military schools to the entire Japanese business culture, and has made its way into Western culture, too. The Water Book is the second primary chapter of the Five Rings, following the Ground Book.
    [Twitter] Social Media & Media Relations – More Aligned Than We Thought
    Contact him on Twitter  @KeithTrivitt. A  fascinating study recently released by communications industry consultancy  StevensGouldPincus sheds light on the power social media now imparts upon the public relations and communications professions. Released under the headline “ Social Media Will Overtake Traditional Media as PR Tool in Next Two Years ,” the study clearly demonstrates how social media is no longer viewed as merely a one-off component for successful campaigns, but is increasingly taking the place of traditional PR tools and tactics.
    [Twitter] Michael Martin: The Inner Voice of Trading
    To order Martin’s book click here , and to follow him on Twitter click here. In the context of the global economic meltdown , the Great Recession that followed, and the most recent protests around the Occupy Wall Street movement, it seems relevant to consider what fresh responses to trading practices are being volunteered to temper the worst excesses of ‘Me First’ financial practices.  A new book by Michael Martin called The Inner Voice of Trading is a great example. The directions within it sound unlike typical advice you find in books about investment.
    [Twitter] One Random Thing About Me
    Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search One Random Thing About Me Posted by Irene Koehler in Facebook on February 11, 2009 | 25 responses Is there anyone left among us who has not seen or been tagged by one of those “ 25 Random Things About Me &# memes ?
    [Twitter] Social Squared, Vanguard Companies and Value For All Strategy
    If you would like to interview me for a story or invite me to speak at a conference , please e-mail me at , call me at +91-9999856940, or connect with me on Twitter. I am delighted that MSLGROUP Chief Strategy Officer Pascal Beucler has been promoting the idea of how businesses should embrace a “value for all&# strategy that creates value for all stakeholders, not only shareholders. In a post on the new MSLGROUP Critical Conversations Blog, Pascal outlines four elements of a value for all strategy : 1. Transparency. Be genuine and trustworthy. Proximity.
    [Twitter] Stop telling people they're failing at social media
    But then they go off on a tangent about what people shouldn’t do, act as if their way for managing Twitter accounts, Facebook accounts and fan pages, blogs and a slew of other platforms is the only way and anyone doing it differently is breaking the code. am the first person to silently grumble about those who use their Facebook accounts as an outlet for their twitter streams and not much else, but who am I to tell them that it isn’t effective? On one hand, they say there are no rules with social media. So, there are no rules, but there is a code? But that’s me. 
    [Twitter] 10 iPhone Apps to Keep Track of What You Like and What You Don’t
    Integration with Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter allows you to share your love of something with all of your followers, while organization features help you group images by theme or subject so you can always keep up with the things that you’re loving. Whether you’re just trying to keep up with your opinions for your own purposes or are looking to share them with the world at large, the same device that helps you streamline your professional life and manage a variety of business tasks can help you log your likes and dislikes as well. Loves It! Free from developers Fluid Life, Inc., This $0.99
    [Twitter] How to Use Metaphors to Engage and Encourage Readers
    For more great blogging tips by Elizabeth, follow the Xcellent Media blog or add Xcellent Media on Twitter. . This guest post is by Elizabeth Joss of Xcellent Media. They nailed their stakes into the earth of my life, those farmers. They knew the place in me where the river stopped, and they marked it with a new name. Shantaram Kishan Kharre. don’t know if they found that name in the heart of the man they believed me to be, or if they planted it there, like a wishing tree, to bloom and grow. Shantaram. The better man that, slowly, and much too late, I began to be.”—Gregory
    [Twitter] Tell Your Buyer’s Story
    When he talks with people at large, say via his Twitter account , he points out various and sundry fun and interesting conversations that might appeal to geeks of all flavors, and yet, he stays aware of his corporate mandate so that some level of the content he shares on social networks is appropriate for the types of people he helps on behalf of Microsoft. When thinking about content marketing for your business as a way to get attention and draw people into potential business activity, it starts with thinking about and conveying the bigger story of the community you serve. He gets by.
    [Twitter] Is Game Mechanics Enough to Create Meaningful Social Games.
    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 « Forbes Story on SMS-Based Social Messaging Platform SMSGupShup How to Build a Social Network Based on a Single Feature » Is Game Mechanics Enough to Create Meaningful Social Games? Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! What do you think?
    [Twitter] Three Tips on Writing From Stephen King and Anne Lamott.
    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 « Elif Shafak: Write About the Unknown, Not the Known Stephen King on His Male Cigar-Smoking Muse » Three Tips on Writing From Stephen King and Anne Lamott Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! Force yourself to sit down every day and write.
    [Twitter] Stephen King on His Male Cigar-Smoking Muse | Gauravonomics Blog.
    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 « Three Tips on Writing From Stephen King and Anne Lamott Anne Lamott on the One-Inch Picture Frame on Her Desk » Stephen King on His Male Cigar-Smoking Muse Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! He lives in the ground. He is a basement guy.
    [Twitter] My Guardian Activate Talk on How the Crisis of Capability and the.
    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 « HT Article on Bloggers as Opinion Leaders You Need a Social Object, Not Only Shared Self-Interest, to Build a Strong Online Community » My Guardian Activate Talk on How the Crisis of Capability and the Crisis of Caring Collide in India Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! It’s a short 10 minute talk. Do have a look.
    [Twitter] Want Social Media Evangelizers? Be Social
    Comment as Show More Post Categories Select Category Blogging for Grasshoppers Business Career Networking Communication Blogging Measurement MeasurePR Public Relations Social Media Twitter Writing Events Guest Posts Amrit Pal Bryce Keane Conway Wigg Erica Holt Herwin Icasiano Howie Goldfarb Mike Doman Narciso Tovar Shanan Sorochynski Steff Metal Interviews Marketing Media Personal Cooking Recipe of the Week Philanthropy PRSA 2009 Resources How To Weekly Roundup Speaking Training Women Grow Business Featured Guest Bloggers Extra, Extra! Who’s in customer service? pts Settings.
    [Twitter] Key success factors in viral videos marketing
    Shares” are total shares accumulated for the commercial on Facebook ,Twitter and blogs. 'After watching hundreds and hundreds of the most successful commercial video, I identified four major current trends that make brands successful viral video producer. You can look at the video here: First, global corporation extensively investing in TV advertising use social media to give to their TV ads a 2 nd life. For example, Evian (Danone), the most performing commercial channel on YouTube with over 230 millions accumulated views, massively invest in distribution. Laurent Donnier. 5% ratio.
    [Twitter] Install Your First WordPress Plugin
    Finally, you can set your Twitter username if you want to display a follow button along with your latest tweet. This guest post is by Karol K of ThemeFuse. WordPress is a platform that’s rather easy to use, for the most part. Publishing new posts is easy, creating new pages is easy, and moderating comments is—again—easy. And that’s great because, this way, the platform can be used by anybody. As Matt Hooper explained earlier today, in his post What Your Need to Know Before You Start a WordPress Blog , no web development or programming skills are required. That’s it.
    [Twitter] How To Market Your Business Using LinkedIn
    Unlike other social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is purely a professional network with a sole objective of connecting professionals for success. If you are active in social media, consider adding your Twitter profile to your account. 'If you are a business professional and not currently on the social networking website LinkedIn, you are missing out on a valuable marketing opportunity. Here are five ways that you can use LinkedIn more effectively to bring your career or business to the next level. LinkedIn connects you with your target demographic.
    [Twitter] Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.
    Could|Would} you {list|make a list} {all|every one|the complete urls} of {your|all your} {social|communal|community|public|shared} {pages|sites} like your {twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile|linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed|Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile}?| 'When you have a fairly popular blog, you have to deal with comment spammers. Unfortunately, blog comment spamming still works apparently, or at least the blog spammers haven’t learned that it doesn’t work. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments.
    [Twitter] Community Only Means Something If You Keep It Warm
    Your blog, your email list, your Twitter stream, your whatever. When Switch came out, I promoted the heck out of it, because I loved it. got a nice little note from Chip and Dan Heath calling me the “mini Oprah.” ” A year or so later, I finally get the chance to meet Dan Heath, and of course, he remembers me because of this experience, and he kinda knows my name from around. At this moment, if I reached out with a reasonable request to Dan, he would probably give it some consideration because we only saw each other a few weeks ago. No, that’s not the point.
    [Twitter] Earn Your Way In
    If, while you’re there, you see RJ has provided you with links to his Twitter account , for instance, so maybe you’ll choose to follow his account there, and that will be another point of access. One aspect of doing business is access: who can you reach and at what level have they surrendered their borders to you? For instance, if one has a website selling quality industrial bags like RJ Diaz, and you come to that site, then I have zero access to you, except that you’ve loaned me your eyeballs for a moment. That’s another layer of access. Does he need that?
    [Twitter] What Studying Haikus Taught Me about Writing Blog Posts
    Get tips on living life to the fullest through his  Facebook fan page  and  Twitter. This guest post is by Steve of  Do Something Cool. form of Japanese poetry, haikus have been around for hundreds of years.  Blogging has been around for roughly two decades. . On the surface, these two different forms of writing don’t have anything to do with each other.  But surprisingly, understanding haikus has taught me a lot about writing blog posts. The key to a good haiku (and blog post). once read that haikus are best described as “a one breath poem that discovers connection.”  And it should be. 
    [Twitter] I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends July 5th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Greetings from Canada. Im a frequent social media conference speaker , and interview social media luminaries for my Twitter 20 series of live Twitter interviews. Well deserved time off.
    [Twitter] How Print Magazines Should Be Using QR Codes
    How many sent readers to a Esquire-sponsered Twitter hashtag stream about how sexy Rihanna is? Photo galleries of clothing, YouTube videos from staff writers, Twitter streams, user-generated contests, live Q&A’s, the list goes on and on. Let’s talk on Twitter. I have a confession to make, and it may surprise you. Despite the fact that I am a self-proclaimed social/mobile/online/digital/tech enthusiast, I still like getting print magazines sent to me in the mail. There, I said it. It’s more sharable, more socially-integrated, and more consumer-focused.
    [Twitter] Why An Intern Running Your Social Media Is A Bad Idea
    have signed up with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google, but I cannot find a user manual on any of the sites. You should know what social media networks your business is going to be active on (it doesn’t have to be all of them, but Facebook and Twitter are a good place to start). This week I watched this Q & A with a small panel of business experts on MSNBC. One of the questions was: “Everywhere I turn, I hear and read that you need to use social media to reach the maximum potential of your business. Don’t think promoting, think relationships. Delegate carefully.
    [Twitter] The Cleveland Plain Dealer finally acknowledges user comments
    Online Community Strategist Angela Connor on Growing Successful Online Communities Home About Angela Contact Popular Speaking Media Press Tips Subscribe to feed The Cleveland Plain Dealer finally acknowledges user comments October 13, 2009 in Community Building | Tags: Newspapers , online comments , user comments It’s one thing to be late to the party. But when you finally do show up, and act as though you’re the first one to arrive, well…that may not go over so well. But the tone in which it was delivered in this post on made me want to laugh. Period.
    [Twitter] Bidding your community farewell
    Online Community Strategist Angela Connor on Growing Successful Online Communities Home About Angela Contact Popular Speaking Media Press Tips Subscribe to feed Bidding your community farewell February 2, 2010 in Community management , online communities | Tags: "leaving your community" I have two days left as the community manager of a site that has been at the core of my professional existence for nearly three years. am trying to detach because it’s the right thing to do but it isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. Many of you may have already experienced this. Serious swagger!
    [Twitter] Social Media Press Releases and Social Media Newsrooms – Just Good PR
    They have blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds. Ian Capstick posted an excellent piece about news releases and online newsrooms in the PR column of the PBS MediaShift blog yesterday. And of course we were delighted that he chose a social media press release about the Social Media Roadmap webinar series I did with Marketwire as his example.). News Releases. Looking back at the history of the press release one can see that the way we format a release to reach the media has changed as the media has changed. Back in 1906 press releases came into being. They were crafted for that medium.
    [Twitter] Forget about FroYo, Chobani makes yogurt social
    We began on Facebook, followed closely by Twitter. Anyone who works in a social media role for a company would be lying if they said they didn’t keep tabs on their counterparts at other companies and what they are doing. To me, some brands make more sense to be in the social space than others. really get inspired when I see brands that would not seem like a fit do really cool things and just get it and I love to get an insight into their heads and see what makes them tick. The latest case came from Chobani Greek Yogurt. Tweeted out the article. Tell your friends!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [Twitter] Make the Most of Product Reviews on Your Facebook Page
    Follow Business Blog Writers on Twitter or on Facebook. This guest post is by Jenny Dean of Business Blog Writers. You might have seen the ProBlogger post by Tommy Walker that talked about using photos to your advantage on Facebook. This post will add to some of Tommy’s ideas. have two websites, and , and corresponding Facebook fan pages where I like to set up albums for the product reviews that I do on those sites. Why having albums on a Facebook Fan page is important. Clickthroughs : You can add a link back to your website from your Fan page.
    [Twitter] Show 451 - How to Become Influential
    love to hear your thoughts so email me, , join me on  twitter  ,  Google+  or to hear your opinion and ideas. 'The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode. Anna Farmery  speaks with Matthew Kohut  about Compelling People  a new business book that looks at how people can learn the art of becoming influential. .  . We discuss. How social influence is not something that we are born with - but something that we can develop. How important it is to develop influence for your career.
    [Twitter] Show 447 - Brands and the Psychology of Perception
    love to hear your thoughts so email me, , join me on  twitter  ,  Google+  or to hear your opinion and ideas. 'The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode but first.the listener of the week is Harry Boyd who was chosen from all the people who have shared about the show this week - a goodie bag is on it''s way to you. Interesting concept and we discuss. How important is perception for brands. Should design be a trigger for a customer behaviour?
    [Twitter] Passion – Do You Have It?
    'Recently on Twitter I was asked for some tips on what sets ‘great’ blogs apart from the rest. With millions of bloggers creating blog posts every day – how do you stand out? It’s a big question, and the reality is that there are many ingredients to building a successful blog. variety of words came to mind as I struggled to come up with my 140-character guide to ‘standing out’ I started to list them: Credibility. Share Your Opinion. Great Writing. Ability to Connect. Understanding Readers. Injecting Personality. Tell Stories. Use Great Visuals.
    [Twitter] The Taylor Swift Guide to Growing a Massive Fan Base
    On Twitter she has more than 10 million followers. This guest post is by Jennifer Blanchard of InkyBites. If you haven’t heard of Taylor Swift, you’ve probably been living in a cave the last few years. Swift is the teen country sensation who took on the music industry starting at the ripe age of 13, and became one of the biggest musical acts in the entire world only a few short years later. On Facebook, she has a whopping 27.8 million likes—that’s more than all three of the Kardashian sisters combined! There’s a reason for all of Swift’s success. She lives gratitude day-in, day-out.
    [Twitter] Announcing The Impact Equation Pre-Order Blitz Offers
    Here’s a search from Twitter that will let you ask people directly what they thought of the book. Our new book, The Impact Equation comes out everywhere on October 25th. We need your help. You, yes you. If we can show that this book is going to wow the universe in our pre-orders, the rest of the book-buying universe will align accordingly. It means that we’ll be able to deliver more impact, which means that YOU will have proven that the ideas in the book have merit. By “free,” we’ll pay and gift it to you. Those are the offers. Neato, right? This one?
    [Twitter] Make Way For The New User Content Ecosystem
    Networks are the destination: The popularity of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is exploding, forming the heart of many users’ online experience. Make Way For The New User Content Ecosystem. There’s a sea change underway shaping the way we all communicate. No longer limited to a specific device, people enjoy the freedom to seamlessly network with friends and co-workers, watch videos, share photos, or generally wander the Net 24×7 – wherever and whenever they choose.  What does this new ecosystem look like and who sits where? Old players, new rules.
    [Twitter] Mobile Takes Bigger Bite Of Marketing Pie; Mobile Commerce Moves To Cross-Media
    Follow Jeff on Twitter ( @jeffhasen ). The fit between mobile and retail is obvious. It is on the road to becoming mainstream – and yet the avalanche of shopping apps on the market is squarely aimed at smartphone owners. Google reports that 78 percent of smartphone owners use their device while shopping to compare prices, check out product reviews and make sure items they want are in stock. But what about the rest — the people who want to shop this way but are limited by the make and model of their feature phone? Does it makes sense to exclude these shoppers from the action?
    [Twitter] The Beauty of Keeping Information Shareable
    One great use of this is what Paul Durban created out of my 50 Power Twitter Tips. I release all content on [] under the Creative Commons license, which means that you can share and reuse my information within reason and with some attribution back to the original post. Look at this cool YouTube video that Paul made out of my work. If you can’t see the video, click here. Thanks, Paul, and for you: consider making your information shareable. It goes so much further.
    [Twitter] 18 Rules of Community Engagement turns one
    You, my friend are the ultimate diva on Twitter. Online Community Strategist Angela Connor on Growing Successful Online Communities Home About Angela Contact Popular Speaking Media Press Tips Subscribe to feed 18 Rules of Community Engagement turns one May 30, 2010 in Community Building It’s been a full year since my book, “18 Rules of Community Engagement,&# was published and I feel like sharing my excitement here on the blog that inspired it. It was a real emotional roller coaster and I honestly felt like I had very few places to turn when I was most frustrated.
    [Twitter] Hindu Story on Censorship of Blogs in India
    Please e-mail me at , call me at +91-9999856940, or connect with me on Twitter. I was recently quoted in a Hindu story on the recent incidents of blocking of blogs by some Indian ISPs (see Medianama ). It seems that the reasons behind the blocking are difficult to verify  and I don’t want to speculate on what those reasons might be. Instead, I shared my comments on internet censorship in general. said that all governments censor the internet, to one extent or another. Here is the full text of the Hindu story – Bloggers up against restrictions.
    [Twitter] Social Network Movie Oscars: 3 for 8
    surprised to see in the coming years the Oscars embracing tools like Twitter to increase viewer ratings. The Social Network went 3 for 8 at the 2011 Oscars winning: Facebook now has 600 million users and 3 Oscars via The Social Network Movie. Best adapted screenplay: Aaron Sorkin. Best soundtrack: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Social Network soundtrack sample below). Best film editing: Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter. The five Oscar losses may reflect the fear Hollywood has of social media and technology advances in general. However, don’t be. Video: Watch this video on the post page).
    [Twitter] YouTube Reaches One Billion Views Per Day
    In recent social media news YouTube is often drowned out by the frenzy over Facebook and Twitter, but it’s hard to ignore 1,000,000,000. Chad Hurley, CEO and Co-founder of YouTube had this to say on the YouTube blog today: “I’m proud to say that we have been serving well over a billion views a day on YouTube. This is great moment in our short history and we owe it all to you.&#. Hurley went on to point out a few fundamental tenets that contribute to YouTube’s success: Speed matters: Videos should load and play back quickly. Clip culture is here to stay.
    [Twitter] Can You Stand Out and Brand Against the Machine
    The secret to that is actually I went back and found all of the things I’ve ever written on Twitter that were retweeted the most and put those in the book. Jay: My co-author, Amber Naslund , said this to me one time, actually when I interviewed her live on Twitter. knew Scott through Twitter for a long time. Jay: Everybody knows Scott through Twitter. lot of times someone will say, “I’ve got this horrible service at this restaurant” and they’re blasting the restaurant on Twitter. Video production by my friends at Candidio.
    [Twitter] The Red Cross Releases #crisisdata Findings, New Plans
    Further, it will moderate and host #crisisdata chats on Twitter in the near future. The Path Forward – ARC Crisis Data Summit Wrap-Up. Last August, Zoetica helped the American Red Cross (ARC) host the crisisdata conference here in Washington, DC. The effort sparked hundreds of fantastic conversations on the social web , and many have been waiting for the final white paper findings from their creative input. Today, the American Red Cross published those findings on Scribd. There are several critical takeaways from the conference. Next Generation of Emergency Management Tools.
    [Twitter] Listen Smarter: How to Balance Proactive and Reactive Listening on Social
    But again, email took the lead with creating new customers , driving more than 50% of the new customers (more than Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn combined). 'Frank Eliason, Citi @frankeliason. Frank Eliason , author of the new book  At Your Service and Director of Global Social Media for Citi , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss crafting a cohesive social strategy for a global corporation, relying on the instincts of his team, and listening smarter. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Listen Now . Education.
    [Twitter] Emergent Collaboration Vendor Review: Telligent
    If you are vendor and would like to participate, please contact me (my email address is in the sidebar as is my Twitter link). Every Friday, I’ll be reviewing a vendor in the emergent collaboration space and will provide an overview on that vendor which includes aspects from leadership and vision to technology and market focus. The goal of these posts is not to bash or praise vendors but to simply offer an objective view on what various vendors offer so that YOU can decide if they are a good fit for your business. Every post will cover the same elements for each vendors. Support.
    [Twitter] No Option Marketing: 7 Mandatory Steps to Push Your Online Store into Profitability
    Twitter works for most businesses as long as you can share relevant information and keep the conversations going. 'Marketing makes businesses happen. While most entrepreneurs might not really like the thought of persuading complete strangers for a “buy in” – whether it’s ideas, products, or services – it’s mandatory for commerce. Marketing was, is, and will always be the engine of trade. As such, no level or type of entrepreneurship is possible without marketing. It’s important to get this out in the open right away: don’t market your ecommerce store without a personality. The Blog.
    [Twitter] The Albert Einstein Guide to Social Media | Brass Tack Thinking
    Yet, we’re approaching Facebook as an eyeball collection tool, or Twitter as a press release distribution service, or throwing interns to manage our customer support forums, and we’re wondering why we’re having trouble seeing value in these tools? link] Twitter Blows Pfft …Albert Einstein is a very poor icon for your article. link] Twitter Blows Pfft …Albert Einstein is a very poor icon for your article. Funny how some concepts apply pretty universally… A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem. Trust.
    [Twitter] We Are a World of Fledgling TV Stations
    People don’t exactly know what to share on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, but we know we’re supposed to share something , because that’s what everyone else is doing. In the old Weird Al Yankovic movie, UHF (amazon affiliate link), the loose premise of the movie is that Al inherits a UHF tv channel that’s failing, and has to turn the ratings around to save the station. Soon, all kinds of strange shows come into existence, such as “Wheel of Fish,” a game show where you compete to win various fish (red snapper. Very tasty!). Programmer’s Guides.
    [Twitter] Through the Looking Glass: Immerse yourself in another world.
    Align online Who does your client follow on Twitter?  Ask them to suggest their own ‘Twitter Top 5’ and follow them. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « (un)conventional wisdom: Fraser Doherty It may not be a leap year, but write your proposals with love… » Through the Looking Glass: Immerse yourself in another world I think Alice had the right idea by wondering about what lay behind the looking glass in the drawing room.  Was it all the same, only backwards? Logically, we all know that’s not the case.  So why the lack of curiosity?
    [Twitter] Turning your Video Viral in 3 Easy Steps
    This includes your website, blog, YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter etc. 'What makes one video go viral above another? How can you makes sure you video stands a chance of being seen in the world wide web? With over 100 hours of video uploaded onto YouTube per minute and the success of your content becoming increasingly decided by the audience, the idea of turning your video viral can seem a daunting task and potentially fruitless. But never fear! Step 1: Create Something Worth Sharing . Past successful campaigns have shared several commonalities. Step 2: Maximise the Video’s SEO.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Twitter] Minno Rebrands as BuySimple, Raises $700k Seed Round
    BuySimple is not affiliated with BankSimple , the new banking startup founded by former Twitter engineer Alex Payne. Two weeks ago, I highlighted Minno's integration with SoundCloud for micropayments. The new service, founded by a pair of ex-Googlers, is hoping to tap into the growing market for in-app payments and premium social games and solve the complexity presented by today's solutions. In parallel, the company is also changing its name to BuySimple and setting up shop at [link]. BuySimple Integrated on Hacker Monthly Why will BuySimple be easy where other offerings have failed?
    [Twitter] Telstra NBN – Goodbye copper networks
    But one thing that is clear, or was, after a bit of a Twitter discussion:  that copper is no more. Telstra has done a deal with National Broadband Network Co (or a heads of agreement which is not quite the same thing). You can read about it here. And an analysis of it here. The thingie that ran our phone networks for hundreds of years (ok, last century) is being put out to pasture, retired, taken out. In the early 1980′s I worked for  the then Telecom Australia. It’s a family tradition, as both my parents worked at Telecom Australia for the majority of their working lives.
    [Twitter] Kyle Drabek No Hitter
    This post was mentioned on Twitter by jeffespo, Social Media Insider, Alltop and others. Home About Archives Press Clips Suggested Reading Kyle Drabek No Hitter Written on July 4, 2010 by Espo in sports While working in sports, I saw a lot of really cool things. Everything from the inside of a cold tub to 2,000 yard rusher and three division titles. However one thing that always eluded me was seeing a no-hitter. Sure I came an out or two away a few times, but I never saw one in person. Enjoy this post? Share your thoughts in the comments below or with your own networks. Unported License.
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