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. Like the Mystery Wagon, or the A-Team van?

Social Media Super Bowl: Which Team Has More Reach?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Social Media Super Bowl: Which Team Has More Reach? But I’m here to look at what really matters – which team has more reach via social media? And good luck to both teams in Super Bowl XLIV.

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Are We Addicted to Interruptions?

Justin Levy

An issue in many offices is that the real work gets done outside of the office, either early in the morning, at nights or on the weekends because team members are in meeting after meeting during regular work hours.

12 Cloud-Based Tools to Stay Productive | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

When I was at my old company I had a large outsourced team based in the Philippines. JustinRLevy.com by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Reply Preston Ehrler July 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm This issue is not only common, per your evidence, in the Social Media circle, but has permeated every corner of the business world. Since some people don’t mind Creative Commons licenses, that means everyone should!

Using Social Media to Manage Adversity

Justin Levy

David Baeza of the Citrix Online team wrote the following post and I thought you would find it interesting ’round these parts. It showcases how Citrix Online chose to use social media, as opposed to more traditional tactics, to deal with some adversity that their team recently faced.

24+ Sites to Find Free Images You Would Actually Use for Your Marketing

Buffer Social

But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution, or even create your own image from scratch. What is Creative Commons? While the team isn’t updating the album anymore, there are over 500 images to choose from!).

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A Case Study: Orchestrating a Harmonious Message

Waxing UnLyrical

And this project reminds me why as I watched my team leverage their talent to amplify The Harmony Project’s mission. Image by stevepb via Pixabay, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Heather Whaling. Geben Communication is a platform to do good.

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

SocMed Sean

I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted last, but that’s what happens when your full-time job is leading a social media team. –Sean Photo Credit: Social Media Tools via Gloria Bell at Flickr.com under Creative Commons license.

Creative Storytelling: Picture This: It’s Not Just the Words – It’s What You Do with Them

Waxing UnLyrical

The great Brian Solis, who I had the pleasure of seeing live in 2013 as keynote speaker at the PRSA’s International Conference, recently published this article on LinkedIn about creative storytelling. Lots of resources are out there to guide us on our creative journeys.

Career Development Tips for the 2018 Professional

Waxing UnLyrical

The idea is to leverage other people’s strengths as a collaborative effort that will showcase your ability to be a team player. Spark a discussion at work in your next team meeting about what you discover. Image: Alexis Brown via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0.

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How Brands Can Celebrate Juneteenth on Social Media


A post shared by hella creative (@wearehellacreative) on Jun 6, 2020 at 4:57pm PDT. These historic images have been released into the public domain as Creative Commons Zero (CC0), so that means you can use, transform, and share the assets without asking permission from the Smithsonian. .

The Buzz around NFL Training Camps

Jeff Esposito

Every fan is geeked out to see their favorite team strap on their gear and get ready for the start of the NFL season. In the past, buzz for teams was relegated to the local area and screaming fans showing up to watch their team practice at a remote outpost.

Creative Communications: Lessons from Health and Wellness Brands

Waxing UnLyrical

These messages are tired and far from creative. Instead of following the herd to captivate and activate your audience you must flex your creative muscles. It has proven that creative communications are possible even in a highly regulated industry. Guest Post by Hanna Knowles.

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Social Media Needs A Driver

Social Media Network Marketing

So, there is a team appointed to carry out the various tasks.

10 Content Marketing Tricks That Will Help Your Brand Stand Out

Waxing UnLyrical

Gather feedback from your sales and customer service teams. Image: Twenty20 via Pexels, Creative Commons CC0. She and her team work with clients to create outstanding content and get it in front of the right people so they can hit their overall business goals.

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Developers: Use Your Skills In The Fight Against Diabetes!

SocMed Sean

Photo courtesy of RRix on Flickr via Creative Commons. I like to bring people together as a team to solve problems. They’re putting up $200,000 in prizes to the teams that submit the most innovative ideas that meet the criteria of the contest!

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Should PR and Marketing pay bloggers to post?

The Way of the Web

February 18th, 2010 · View Comments The concept of paying bloggers to create a post about your product or service is not a new one – and it’s becoming more of an accepted practice by both PR and Marketing teams, and bloggers themselves.

15 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

Writtent Blog

Creative Commons Search. The official Creative Commons website lets users search websites for free-to-use images from a variety of sources, including Google Images, Flickr and the Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons. Creativity 103.

Nurture an Oasis During a News Dry Spell

Waxing UnLyrical

This is a great team-building exercise and you could earn some local press for your efforts. Image: qimono via Pixabay, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Heather Caouette. Most companies have gone through them – periods without clear cut news.

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Twitter X-Factors

Jeff Esposito

Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Twitter X-Factors Written on September 6, 2010 by Espo in Twitter Exact Target and CoTweet put out this report ( click here if you are having trouble viewing) a few weeks ago and got the chance to chat with the team behind the report.

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).

What Famous TV Catchphrases Can Teach You About Enterprise SEO

Adam Sherk

To be abundantly clear I am not comparing tech and product teams to Homer Simpson! SEO missteps from well-intentioned editorial and marketing teams are just a common, which is why ongoing training and oversight are needed. ” Hannibal Smith, The A-Team.

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#measurePR Recaps: March-May 2018

Waxing UnLyrical

Even if your management team is not interested in #measurement at this time, do it! In May, Sally Falkow joined as the guest host with answers regarding creativity in communications from her son, Mike Falkow of Rogue Magazine. Image: Siora Photography via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0.

[Cool video Friday] How to keep us safe inside Twitter


For Del Harvey, who heads Twitter’s Trust and Safety Team, these odds aren’t good. Instead of an infographic, let’s watch this great video today!

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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. Solutions: These tools will help you easily connect, plan and organize team members and supporters anywhere.

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Our Industry, Your Answers: Breaking Down the 2018 JOTW Communications Survey

Waxing UnLyrical

The communications team must be thought of as collaborators in developing products and services, not just the ones charged with selling them.”. Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Scott Kaminski. Corporate communications and PR can be a lonely business of sorts.

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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. ChamberofCommerce.com.

Why The Term “Social CRM” Is Just STUPID!

SocMed Sean

Photo by Andres Rueda on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons For those of you who don’t know what CRM stands for, it’s Customer Relationship Management and it’s a term often used by software vendors like SalesForce.com to describe their products.

New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

I was trying to build up a really well-rounded in-house communication team encompassing a range of communication disciplines, both internal and external. Image: Tania Gail via Flickr , Creative Commons. It was so creative, that I remember it verbatim to this day.

Is Our PR Community Part of the New Pittsburgh or the Old One?

Social Media Strategery

Creative Commons image from Flickr user Slackley. The most creative work comes out of the big agencies because they can afford the talent,” they say. This post originally appeared on PRSA Pittsburgh’s blog. .

Weekly Roundup: Catching Up

Waxing UnLyrical

Since I recently joined the Socialbrite team, I can tell you they’re a terrific group of people and this would be a tremendous learning and networking opportunity for you. Image: Seema K K via Flickr, Creative Commons.

The Best Content Marketer? An Orange Cone


Now, things are going wrong, they overkicked the ball, it bounced off their foot, or they took their eyes off the ultimate goal, and the other team has the taken the ball away. Photo credit: Kellogg Community College (Flickr, Creative Commons).

[Cool Infographic Friday] FIFA World Cup – the only infographic that matters


Following the World Cup Finals draw, Bloomberg’s BSports gave each team a distinctive rating, and then simulated each match of the tournament over 100,000 times in order to provide an accurate projection for every potential outcome of the World Cup.

The ABCs of Startup Marketing

Justin Levy

I know I took down a few notes and already shot off a couple of ideas to my team at New Marketing Labs. JustinRLevy.com by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

Doing the Advanced Work

Justin Levy

For an event like the Inbound Marketing Summit , we spend almost an entire year planning every angle of the event to ensure a successful event for our attendees, speakers, sponsors, venue, and our team.

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Just Write

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Jeremy Brooks via Flickr, Creative Commons. And I continue to guest blog whenever I can, because it’s just such a terrific thing to do, to stretch one’s writing and creative muscles.

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Bain Capital Ventures Launches an Innovation Center | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

The ability to submit a request for team members such as a co-founder or a CEO so that the Bain Capital Ventures Innovation Center can help match your with those of someone looking for help or if you’re looking for a new gig, matching the requests with your capabilities.

Google News Refreshed

Justin Levy

However, the Google News team has just launched a new, refreshed version with the goal of giving users more access to the specific news that is important to them. JustinRLevy.com by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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How to Create Beautiful Instagram Stories (and 10 Amazing Templates to Use)

Buffer Social

We’ve teamed up with the team at Adobe Spark , an awesome free design tool, to share 10 Instagram Stories templates you can use to quickly create your Instagram Stories content. One common use case for Instagram Stories is to show behind-the-scenes content.

Flickr adds Downloadable Video Sharing

The Way of the Web

And it seems to have been so long that Flickr’s marketing team dropping it into a particularly bare email, giving it just two lines. It’s not often that there’s a new feature worth talking about at Flickr.

Book review: ‘Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups’


Lasica, an entrepreneur, author and former book editor at the Sacramento Bee (among many other things), releases his book reviews under a Creative Commons license ; his reviews may be republished with attribution.

6 Things To Empower Your Social Media Campaign

Akamai Marketing

Creative Commons Photo by [link]. Make sure your executive team is on board and enthusiastic. What’s needed for a successful social media campaign? That’s sort of like asking what it takes to create a success business.