How Creative Commons Helped Spread My Ideas To Millions Of People!


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How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

There’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, of course. Also… Image: Thom Watson via Flickr, Creative Commons OK, I’ll stop now, I can see you rolling your eyes, going, “Come on, act your age.&#

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How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons Since Google Instant’s launch just over a month ago, digital marketers have been scrambling to figure out how search engine marketing strategies might need to change. Of course, I am making some assumptions here.

The Value Of A Fire Drill

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Stephen Korecky via Flickr , Creative Commons I was finger painting in kindergarten and having a good ole time. And of course, then came the questions from my mom: “What happened to your clothes?”

Weekly Roundup: Paloozas And Palominos

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Derrick Coetzee via Flickr , Creative Commons Seems to me both are somewhat extraordinary, perhaps exaggerated and possibly exciting. Mark as read Approve comment But of course, Joe.

How To Become A Public Relations Star

Waxing UnLyrical

In fact, it was my old PR course – RMIT University’s Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations). Image: Nick Fletcher via Flickr, Creative Commons But I’m getting ahead of myself. Not as common is a genuine interest in the things around them. Applying creatively.

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My Obsession: The Consumption of Information

Justin Levy

In college I took 21+ credits per semester, took Winter and Summer courses, and juggled 3+ jobs and my own business. Also, there is, of course, stories that I'm reading all throughout the day as I see the content posted by my community on Twitter and Facebook.

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Ready Yourself Now for a Mobile Only Future

Waxing UnLyrical

Of course, as you figure out what automation works for your mobile-only marketing , you will most likely take advantage of a wide range of templates through which you and your organization can provide instant alerts, surveys and other important messages for your customers.

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How to Find Images for Your Blog That Won’t Get You Sued


Copyright and Creative Commons (Briefly) Explained. Before we take a look at specific image sources, I want to briefly talk you through a couple of important terms: ‘copyright’ and ‘creative commons’.

Trust Me, I’m a Communicator

Waxing UnLyrical

When the leader could not be dissuaded from that course of action, I made the decision to resign my position rather than take part. However, it is common that people find themselves unable to make that kind of decision and therefore may “go along” until they can find another source income.

12 of the Best Guides and Sources for Free Stock Images

Webbiquity SMM

Interesting visuals add value beyond blog posts as well, of course: they’re useful in presentations, videos, e-books, and other types of content at the core of an effective web presence optimization strategy.

Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – Do You Talk To Your Kids About Their Digital Behaviors?

SocMed Sean

The answer is usually “Of course!” sex, drugs rock and roll sign image courtesy of Creative Commons license at [link] **texting photo image courtesy of Creative Commons license via PictureYouth at [link] –Sean. This blog post was originally posted over at PopGoesDad. Thanks to Kurt for the invitation to Guest Blog. I admit it…when I was in high school, I was a total metal head…and so was my mom.

#MeasurePR Memory (August 2018): Travel and Tourism Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

The sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity in the travel and tourism industry! To strengthen your #measurePR skills, dive into Shonali Burke’s Social PR Virtuoso Master Course ! Image: Deanna Ritche via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0.

It’s As If Those Parkland Kids Learned from a Pro

Waxing UnLyrical

Of course they were genuine. Image: Elliot Sloman via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Paula Kiger. You have to promise me you won’t share this.”.

8 creative ways to use customer feedback to improve your business

Lindsay Bremner / Creative Commons BY. Conversely, once you find your detractors, figure out commonalities amongst this audience to see if you can turn them into promoters, or at least minimize the possible damage they might do to your business with negative word of mouth.

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Why Suing Old Navy Is Bad News For Kim Kardashian

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Powerhouse Museum Collection via Flickr, Creative Commons. Of course, I imagine the fact that the “look-alike&# is dating her ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush has nothing to do with it either. Heard of the Kim Kardashian-Old Navy controversy?

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How digital marketing is supplanting traditional advertising

greyweed / Creative Commons BY. ” They can, of course — for now. Behind the huge shift toward social & online media. Target audience: Businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, Web publishers.

So What’s The Big Deal About Google + Your World? Will It Kill Facebook And Twitter?

SocMed Sean

And, of course, I use Google as my search engine of choice. –Sean Note: The tombstone images created for this article were derived by an image by L.Marie on Flickr , under the creative commons license.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Tania Gail via Flickr , Creative Commons. I know that HR, like recruiters, can be the bane of the job seeker’s life (I’ve dealt with some HR professionals over the course of my career I’d be quite pleased never to hear from again).

Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead


Thanks to the Internet, many people are writing some pretty good stuff, while others are creating some pretty awful stuff — not you, of course! And of course, you’ll want a blog to be able to send people to for more in-depth information.

#measurePR Recap (June 2018): Lessons from Millennials and Generation X

Waxing UnLyrical

Universities should teach Writing, Pitching, Attention to Detail, Measurement (of course), and… How to deal with Rejection. Image: Jeff Sheldon via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Danielle Heiny.

Common Creativity: Understanding the Rules and Rights Around “Free” Images on the Web


Image by Jayel Aheram, licensed under Creative Commons Sites offering free copyright images are gaining in popularity throughout the blogging and web design communities alike, but they are by no means created equal. Enter: the world of Creative Commons licenses.

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The Difference Between Gifts and Choices

Justin Levy

During this speech he suggests, as highlighted by Princeton in the description on their YouTube channel , that “one’s character is reflected not in the gifts one is endowed with at birth but rather by the choices one makes over the course of a lifetime.&#

Help Bring Noor and Ramsay Home | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

In your search to find them you travel that long journey 5 times over the course of a year in hopes of finding any clue that will lead you to be reunited with your children. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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Gone Mobile

Justin Levy

Of course, you could pay to have a custom mobile version created but who wants to spend money if they don’t have to. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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The Two Faces of Privacy on Facebook | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Of course, you can always ignore the friend request, but it much easier and simpler to just use a separate email account. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

5 things I’ve learned from failed blog posts

Akamai Marketing

In my case of course the only sound I heard was crickets, but that didn’t stop me from measuring and repeating and it lead me to THIS blog post to help you look at some of the things you can consider when you have a bomb of a blog post. Creative Commons photo by Amaury Henderick.

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10 Ways to Position Your Blog Above Copycats


Yes, just give it to them, with style, of course. Post a creative commons license on your content and a byline at the end. 29 Ways to Stay Creative. This is a guest post by Gabrielle Conde.

Map to the Internet Time Ecosystem

Buzz Marketing for Technology

For example, we’d walk through the Informal Learning blog to look at an RSS feed, an internal search engine, scanning the 100 most recent posts, a Creative Commons license, and so on. And of course, I am accustomed to using my own hacks for finding what I’m looking for.

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Sticky PR Measurement: Are We There Yet?

Waxing UnLyrical

Title image: Edgely Cesar via Flickr, Creative Commons My take Measurement should be, but still isn’t, the jewel in the crown of PR. Image: Felipe Venâncio via Flickr , Creative Commons The solution really comes back to education, doesn’t it?

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Google News Refreshed

Justin Levy

While both news sources try to stay in the middle and report the full details of a story, of course, there are other stories, access, and angles that different media sources receive. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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Without Building Relationships, This Is All A Waste.

Myrland Marketing

Building Blocks Photo credit: Holger Zscheyge on Flickr, Creative Commons License. Carrie & Paul have many courses, which can be found here (affiliate link). BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, NOT THINGS.

Boston 4th of July Fireworks

Justin Levy

Approximately 500,000 people gathered on both sides of the river to celebrate America’s birthday with live music, food, drinks and ending, of course, with a HUGE fireworks celebration. Of course I shot a short video of different sections of the celebration including the grand finale. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

Coca-Cola's Happiness Machine | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Of course it would. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

Online Marketing Predictions for 2010 [eBook]

Justin Levy

I really enjoyed reading what the other contributors think will happen in the online marketing world over the course of the next 12 months. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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The Viral Marketing Virus

Akamai Marketing

Of course not. Header Image: Creative Commons Karl Jonsson. Tweet Listen up: Going viral is a benefit to creating great content, not the goal. But if you’re really committed to creating a viral video marketing campaign: Creating viral content is this easy.

The Importance of Feedback | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Just like with our clients, this is not the only communications that we have over the course of a week to ensure there is an open loop of feedback happening. All too often the client simply says they don't need our services or the project runs its course.

Dusting Off

Justin Levy

Glad to have ya back blogging – when you can of course. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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[Artomatic Diaries] Getting started with Twitter branding and follow strategy


Artomatic embraces all cultural stakeholders to collaborate in the temporary transformation of vacant space into an arts-driven creative place. I’m of course happy to answer any questions about what I’ve shared here, too.

5 Steps to Submitting a Guest Post & Getting It Published


After reading several editorial guidelines for major sites, there is a common theme of elements that are usually requested in guest post submissions that you will want to spice into yours. Of course, if a blog has editorial guidelines, follow those.

Using Blogs to Enhance Learning – Some Helpful Tips -

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In other words, unless the course being taught is a technology course, the web 2.0 Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Using Blogs with Students ,â?? The second step is to be absolutely clear about the desired learning outcomes for the course. Creative Commons.

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New Year's Resolutions for Job Seekers

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Tania Gail via Flickr , Creative Commons We were deluged by applications; when we had openings, when we didn’t have openings, when we had budget to hire, when we didn’t have budget. It was so creative, that I remember it verbatim to this day.

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Gary Vaynerchuk Treats People Like Goldfish

Justin Levy

Of course, I love it when you stop by here and am incredibly humbled by it. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0