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Looking for info on social media consulting fees?


If you’re working on your social media budget for 2011, and looking for information on social media consulting fees, Mack Collier has a good updated list of what social media consultants charge for various services. For example: - Comprehensive Social Media Strategy Creation, assuming limited outsourcing of content creation and/or ongoing training – $3,000-$15,000 a month for 4-12 months.

Facebook Commenting Platform: Pros and Cons For Businesses

Dave Fleet

Facebook has announced a new version of its Comments Box plugin – its social plugin that enables Facebook-connected commenting on a website. In this post we’ll take a look at some of the apparent benefits and risks of this new feature for businesses. Facebook’s Comment Box plugin. Comments then stay sync’d between the two sites. What does this mean for my business? Cons.

Facebook Is Sharing Your Home Address and Phone Number

Spin Sucks

It’s time to change your Facebook settings again. This time? Your profile. Good ol’ Zuck , in an effort “to encourage users to be more liberal in sharing their data and online activity,&# is going to be sharing your home address and phone number(s) with external sites. Yes, you read that correctly. I know. I know. But how many of us are on do not call lists?

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When Did Professionalism Go Out The Window?

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Gini Dietrich. Last week, TechCrunch took a stab at PR professional Timothy Johnson. Actually, a stab is putting it mildly. They called him a PR disaster and printed his emails to Leena Rao , the “extremely sweet and mild-mannered colleague&# of author Robin Wauters. She asked him to circle back when he had something more newsworthy. He wrote things such as “Seriously?&#

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Social Media Training for Sales – Social Selling University Launches

Koka Sexton

I’ve been very busy at InsideView the past few months. After joining and getting waist deep in building strategies around engaging our customers and prospects using social media, a few things became very clear to me. One was that this company has hit on something very hot, giving sales people actionable trigger events to drive business conversations and decisions. Who should attend SSU?

Awesome Reviews for Blog Post Promotion: The Ultimate Guide


I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has bought a copy of my first eBook – Blog Post Promotion: The Ultimate Guide. The guide has been an overwhelming success so far and I am extremely excited to share a few of the reviews from my readers. Blog Post Promotion Reviews. Blog Post Promotion Strategies and Traffic Generation Tips by Hesham of Famous Bloggers. by Darren Monroe.

Affiliate Nexus Tax Coming to Arizona and Minneapolis


If you are an affiliate located in Arizona or Minnesota, then beware the online taxman! Both states are considering adoption of the Affiliate Nexus Tax. Basically, the law says if an online retailer has affiliate marketers in the state, then the retailer is responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax. Problems with Affiliate Nexus Tax. This devastated incomes in New York. Tweet This!

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Chase Ignores Domain Name Whois Privacy, Sends Credit Card Offers to Web Host

Bill Hartzer

Chase Bank is mining internet domain name whois data in the pursuit of credit card customers. When they encounter whois privacy on a domain name, they are disregarding it and alternatively sending the credit card offers to the domain owners’ web hosting companies. I own a small web hosting business in East Texas called I usually ignore them. I started to investigate this further.

The iPhone is my All-in-One Device. Why do I Need an iPad?

Stay N' Alive

Last year I mentioned I was torn on the need for the iPad, but that it could very well be a “ context-aware monitor that I can take anywhere. &# I’m rethinking that now though. I go to work, I have a 27″ Cinema Display. I come home, I have TV screens in every room, and a computer monitor we attach our laptops to. When I present there is always a Projector available. Technology

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5 New Business Books That You Should Read (But Probably Never Heard Of)

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There is a lot of great business book reading happening right now. Three of the bigger (and more well-known) business book authors within my tool shed of interest have (or are about to release) brand new books. Seth Godin releases his latest, Poke The Box , today, Guy Kawasaki releases his next book, Enchantment , on March 8th and Gary Vaynerchuk is about to unleash his sophomore effort, The Thank You Economy on March 8th as well. I've had the pleasure of reading all three of these books already, and they do live up to the hype (I'll give my top pick to Godin's Poke The Box). In fact. content.

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3 Must Have Free Cloud Software Services

Jason Yormark

I’ve found myself breaking free of hard drives and flash drives as more and more cloud based storage and software options have become available. For those not in the know, cloud software/services basically refers to storing or working in online environments where your data is stored “in the cloud” and not on your machine or external hard drives. As long as you take the necessary steps through these services to protect and backup your data, you’re going to be just fine. You owe it to yourself to check out these winners. 2 GB free, and an extra 250MB for every friend you invite that signs up.

A Blogging State of Mind


This guest post is by Ashley Ambirge of Blogging. Successful blogging. My own. Yours. If I could sum it up in three little words, they would be: Magazine. Advertising. Sales. Wait, what? Magazine advertising sales? Yes—magazine advertising sales. You see, (insert voice of the narrator from The Princess Bride ), once upon a time I sold advertising for a national print and online magazine, when the only writing I did involved contracts and thank-you letters. Day after day, I proudly won over the hearts of marketing directors everywhere. The short answer: everything.

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Have we built a monster?

Jeff Esposito

You hate me; but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself. I look on the hands which executed the deed; I think on the heart in which the imagination of it was conceived, and long for the moment when these hands will meet my eyes, when that imagination will haunt my thoughts no more. Frankenstein. The quote above is in the conclusion of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein , in particular, they are the last words spoken by the monster that we tend to visualize with bolts in his neck and a flat top with some pale greenish skin. If you have logged onto Twitter, Facebook, Yelp!,

Do You Have a Blogging Will?


Over the weekend I updated my Blogging Will. Perhaps it’s because life is changing for our family with baby #3 due in July, or perhaps it’s the trip to Tanzania I’m on this week , but one way or another I decided it was a good time to update the document I’ve created for V (my wife) so that she knows what to do with my blogs if I ever were to die or become incapacitated. That might sound a little morbid, but it is something I do ponder from time to time. What would happen to my blogs if I were not here? What does my Blogging Will contain? People. Business overview.

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Making Time for Marketing

Absolute PA

I’m going to take a wild guess and say that you’re a busy person. In fact, I’d go as far to say that you probably have more work that you can possibly get done in one day. Am I right? If you’re that busy, it’s likely that you also struggle to find time to do any marketing – and you wouldn’t be alone. (It It actually happens to me too – but don’t tell anyone I told you that!). What time is it?

An Update on the Tanzanian Blog Project: It’s Working!


It’s been almost a week now since I left home in Australia to visit Tanzania to see if it was possible to use blogging to give a voice to those who may not have one—more specifically, to people living with disabilities in developing countries. What I expected. Doing this leaves me with a real mix of emotions and feelings. I feel myself changing. This is certainly the case again. Image Posts.

Three Things They Don’t Teach You in Business School

Spin Sucks

I’ve been at Arment Dietrich for almost five years, and as any longer-term employee at a company can tell you, I’ve learned much more than I ever did in business school. Following are three valuable points they don’t teach you in business school. Patience. The better you are now at being tolerant and composed, the farther you will go in your career and in life, in general. Persuasion. Passion.

“American Idol” Lets Fans Vote Through Facebook


Tweet “American Idol”, which is one of the most popular television shows in the US, has made it possible for fans to vote for the best performers through Facebook. This happened for the first time ever yesterday, March 1 2011, after the first performance show. However, Facebook has now made it possible for them to launch this initiative. Greater involvement from fans. Puerto Rico and the U.S.

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Taylor Marek

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