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An Interview with the Franchise King

Spin Sucks

This ran in the March issue of Franchise Times , which is why the bent is toward that audience. But I think you’ll get some value from the interview I did with Joel Libava , aka The Franchise King. Are you getting tired already of experts and everyone telling you to get on the social networks without a real tie to your marketing strategy or business results? Me, too. That’s what it is.

4 Free Tools for Researching Guest Blogging and Advertising Opportunities


If you are looking for guest blogging or advertising opportunities on other blogs, you will first want to research your options so that you choose the best home for your post or banner ad. What Makes a Great Opportunity. First of all, what should you be looking for in another blog? Engagement - Are people just visiting the site, or are they actually interacting with it? Free Research Tools. Klout.

Get Off the Highway

Geoff Livingston

Image by Silvar. “…the information superhighway… will link everyone at home or office to everything else—movies and television shows, shopping services, electronic mail and huge collections of data.&# New York Times, 1993. Yes, communities and conversations are missing, but it was a pretty dead-on prediction. Perhaps the metaphor is unfair. They leave to do things. Newspapers?

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Weekly Roundup: The Comic Relief Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? I suppose it’s always “quite a week&# for someone, somewhere, but it’s felt particularly like “quite a week&# here, what with everything going on in the Middle East, Japan , and so much more. I don’t know about you, but I need some comic relief. A gal’s gotta laugh, dammit! Why: iPad 2 fever, anyone? Happens!

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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Show 325 - Creating a Shared Social Value

Engaging Brand

Show 325 of The Engaging Brand leadership and marketing podcast is ready just for you. To subscribe or listen for free , you don't need to download anything and all explained at the end of the post. So I invited him to join me, Anna Farmery on The Engaging Brand podcast to talk about how business can help create social value . Is business the cause of economic and social breakdown?

My January and Febrary Blogging Income Breakdown


Today I spent some time looking at my monthly income figures. I wasn’t quite sure how the stats would look for January and February. On one hand, after the record month I had back in December , I had a feeling things would look a little down by comparison. On the other hand, we launched a new ebook on my photography blog late in January/early February, which saw a rise in ebook sales.

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In Conversation With Gary Vaynerchuk

Twist Image

Episode #244 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Welcome to episode #244 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. You can't help but not like and respect the personal brand that Gary Vaynerchuk has created. In just a few short years, he's converted a successful local liquor business into both a retail and online sensation ( Wine Library ). His first book, Crush It , was a massive best-seller and his sophomore effort, The Thank You Economy , looks positioned to do the same. Enjoy the conversation. bite size edits. corkd.

Do we need a social media fire hose?

Jeff Esposito

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The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.