Nurture an Oasis During a News Dry Spell

Waxing UnLyrical

Most companies have gone through them – periods without clear cut news. This is recommended regardless of how much your news is humming. Slow news cycles happen to the best of us. Image: qimono via Pixabay, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Heather Caouette.

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How to Be Visual (Even When You’re not an Artist)

Convince & Convert

The good news: Even someone who made that can create effective visual marketing. » Digital Marketing art bigstockphoto content marketing creative commons slideshare stock photography visual marketing visual storytelling

How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

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.&# Ive recently have been thinking about this a lot lately while looking at my Twitter stream or Facebook News Feed.

Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News November 15th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Erica Holt Please stop yawning Don’t worry.

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So What Will You Have For Lunch?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Ranjit Bhatnagar via Flickr , Creative Commons And thanks to , I can share it with you. PR, social media, and news articles I’ve found interesting, for example.

Google News Refreshed

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Google News Refreshed Written on July 4, 2010 by Justin Levy in google , video 0 Comments - Leave a comment! Since Google News launched it has only had a few updates to it.

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Why Suing Old Navy Is Bad News For Kim Kardashian

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Powerhouse Museum Collection via Flickr, Creative Commons. Heard of the Kim Kardashian-Old Navy controversy? Kardashian is suing Old Navy because it aired an ad in February starring a model who, she claims, looks like her. You can see the ad here.

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The Launch Ticker = Awesome Way to Get Your Tech News Fix


Are you interested in technology news and what’s happening out of Silicon Valley, but no time to read through the hundreds of tech blogs and tech news magazines? It’s an attempt to improve on the fabulous half-human/half-machine edited tech news site Techmeme.

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Doctorow video on copyright and piracy – must watch

The Way of the Web

The timing is particularly nice considering part of the video covers Hollywood and Youtube – and the latter has announced Creative Commons licences will now be part of the service when you upload or want to find content to mashup. It’s brilliant news, and the only question I have is why it took so long to happen? Copyright Piracy copyright cory doctorow creative commons hollywood piracy video youtube

Google Penalizes Copyright Infringers: Are You At Risk?


For criticizing, commenting, and news reporting, short quotations are considered fair use. Use materials licensed under Creative Commons. As you might know, Creative Commons (cc) enables you to license your own writing, photos, videos, or anything you’ve created for reuse by others, and it’s free. Creative Commons is not a license that allows the reuse of any work, but it is less restrictive than standard copyright.

Managing in the Virtual or Network(ed) Organization: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 About |. Contributors |. Contact us. Managing in the Virtual or Network(ed) Organization by Jon Husband. July 27, 2008 at 9:05 pm. · · Filed under Collaboration , Communities , Distributed Work , Enterprise 2.0 , Talent Management.

My Obsession: The Consumption of Information

Justin Levy

This breaks up into a variety of subjects including marketing, social media, business, food, music and news. News : I start my day out by reading the online editions of The New York Times, Boston Globe , Wall St.

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The Psychology of Sharing


How often do you find yourself sharing news with your followers on social media? Hipster sharers, for example, are known to have a trademark as being young, popular and creative.

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


The good news is there are plenty of ways to safely use other people’s images on your blog that are completely legal. Copyright and Creative Commons (Briefly) Explained. Creative Commons’ is a special type of licensing system for images, blog posts and other creative works.

5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Ace Social Listening in 2019

Waxing UnLyrical

You can also try common misspellings and abbreviations of business names. Check out for experts, vocal critics, trends, news, etc. Image via Pixabay , Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Amos Onwukwe. Big business bureaucracy stifles B2C communication.

The Importance of Good Images

Proactive Report

Although search engines can’t read visual material, having an image with a blog post, article or news release does signal that you are enhancing the content. Google News. Eye tracking studies have shown that news items in Google News search with an image get seen first. (SES

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

So…apologies for the break, but the good news is there a LOT of great posts and social media comics coming soon. –Sean Photo Credit: Social Media Tools via Gloria Bell at under Creative Commons license. No…I haven’t gone off the radar.

Putting the Art in Article, Part I: Beginner Thou ART, Teach I Shall

Waxing UnLyrical

Creative web content is all the rage in the marketing world. Before we get our hands dirty in digital paint… Let’s look at some of the basic terms you’ll hear when it comes to creative web content. Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence.

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Career Development Tips for the 2018 Professional

Waxing UnLyrical

You can beat the competition of professionals by downloading a news app on your smartphone to receive the latest updates on technology in your industry. Image: Alexis Brown via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Makeda Waterman.

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The Social Media Train – is it too late to catch it?

Akamai Marketing

Good news! Image courtesy of under Creative Commons. I’ve recently had some conversations with people who are feeling that because they didn’t get integrate social media right away, that they’ve already been left behind.

Where to Get Awesome Free Images for Your Social Media (Without Stealing Them)

agora pulse

CC0 (Creative Commons Zero). Flickr Commons. You could spend hours browsing the weird, wonderful, and vintage images on Flickr Commons. Select the correct license when searching Flickr Commons. Search free stock images by color in Flickr Commons.

Is Social Media A Fad?

Justin Levy

They think about the numerous news stories about pedophiles on MySpace ; don’t understand why you should tell people that you had pizza for dinner on Twitter ; and think that Facebook is only for high school and college students.

Free Comic Book Day – May 3


For more FBCD news and updates, go to the FCBD website at Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 3 rd , 2014 .

4 ways to repurpose blog content in your email marketing strategy

Courtesy of Ben Seidelman / Creative Commons BY. She specializes on the topic of small business tips and resources and business news. Rework your blog’s greatest hits to get extra mileage.

Best practices in nurturing leads into sales

jasonwoodhead23 / Creative Commons BY. The most common way to lose sales is through lack of data tracking. She specializes on the topic of small business tips and resources and business news. Are you analyzing and optimizing your sales pipeline?

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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3 killer ways to create & curate social content

Chris Dlugosz / Creative Commons BY. She specializes on the topic of small business tips and resources and business news. Attract customers by building a relationship with your audience.

25 Free Digital Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

Waxing UnLyrical

The life of a communications pro for a nonprofit organization is one that seems to require a daily mix of magic tricks, extreme sport level time management and creativity. Image: Kevin Bhagat via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Laura Petrolino.

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Making Lemonade

Justin Levy

Lemonade is about “what happens when people who were once paid to be creative in advertising are forced to be creative with their own lives.&# link] Jobsonica Are you forced to be creative with your own life?

3 ways to promote your YouTube channel

Esther Vargas / Creative Commons BY-SA. She specializes on the topic of small business tips and resources and business news. Target audience: Businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, Web publishers, video producers.

How digital marketing is supplanting traditional advertising

greyweed / Creative Commons BY. She specializes on the topic of small business tips and resources and business news. Behind the huge shift toward social & online media.

The Biggest Social Media Scandals, Fails, and Blunders of 2013


After news got out about the horsemeat scandal in the UK, Tesco was a main victim, and shoppers were disappointed to hear that food investigators found that almost a third of their burgers contained horse meat when they advertised beef. Guest post by Yazmin Gray. ——-.

Get Your Content to Cut Through the Clutter


The only thing sweeter to a baseball fan’s ears than “Pitchers, catchers report” is the news their team made it to the playoffs, like my Reds. Photo credit: Rafael Amado Deras (Flickr, Creative Commons).

5 growth challenges your business will face

It’s common for small business owners to be ill prepared for the realities of intense competition, and they lose their footing when they try to respond. Image at top: Octav Vladu / Creative Commons BY NC ND. Post by Megan Totka.

Learn How to Optimize Your Videos

Justin Levy by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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How to Write a Great Business Blog Post


This is not the news. Search Flickr for photos with a Creative Commons license. Seems that everyone’s churning out content these days – but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows how to write a really good blog post that grabs interest and keeps it.

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The Case for Nonprofit Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

Most successful stories are moral—they teach us how to live, whether explicitly or implicitly, and bind us together around common values. A news release, a blog post or a tweet can’t do that alone. Image: David Kennedy via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0.

4 ways to repurpose blog content in your email marketing strategy

Courtesy of Ben Seidelman / Creative Commons BY. She specializes on the topic of small business tips and resources and business news. Rework your blog’s greatest hits to get extra mileage.

5 best growth marketing strategies for B2B

Image by TopRank Marketing / Creative Commons BY. For example, a Facebook paid update, with the Contact Us button embedded right in the news feed, contributes to positive exposure. Post by Michael Gorman.

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Collaborating and Investing in Green Innovations | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Two main groups have formed over the past couple years: Eco-Patent Commons and Green Xchange. Eco-Patent Commons is a collective consisting of IBM , Nokia , Pittney Bowes , Sony and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.