Tue.Mar 29, 2011

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Look At Your Site Through A First-Time Reader’s Eyes

Spin Sucks

On Sunday, I was stalking Ricardo Bueno’s blog , which I was introduced to when Social Media Examiner did their 17 ways to grow your blog post earlier this month. He wrote a post last week called, “ Watch how first-time readers use your blog.&#.

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Clever QR Code Example: The World Park


Today’s YouTube Tuesday video shows a clever use of QR codes. The World Park campaign turned New York City’s Central Park into an interactive board game. You have to see it for yourself. Video URL: [link] ].


Spin Sucks

Brian Meeks has delusions of novelist, which he feeds by writing the Henry Wood Detective series (Available soon and on his blahg ). The pen is mightier than the sword”. Edward Bulwer-Lytton 1839 from ‘Richelieu’.

Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

(Picture Credit : Maria Reyes-McDavis) So you want to start a blog? Or someone said you should so your considering it. Blogs for business are an outstanding tool for business

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Check-in on Product Discussion and Get Rewarded on German Rating Site


Tweet On the web, multiple sites for collecting customers’ ideas on different products and goods are available. However, another one has joined the team – and this one is called “ The Chicken ”.

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Cause Competitiveness: Keep Your Eye On The Prize

Geoff Livingston

by Estrella Rosenberg & Geoff Livingston. If the last two marathon weeks of cause-related conferences are any indication, competition isn’t just something the for profit sector is thinking about – the cause community is too. How do we compete for market share?

New technology, old rules…


I really really love this slide deck by Tim Stock of scenarioDNA. The book I’m currently writing with Jamie Notter has a lot of similar themes. I can’t say much more about it right now, but I’d love you to click through this and see what you think.

The Art And Innovation Of Listening

Twist Image

It's never been easier to hear what your consumers are saying about you behind your back. The concept of listening to what consumers are saying about your brands, products, services and the industry you serve is nothing new. For almost a decade, many digital marketing professionals (myself included) have been banging the drum of monitoring online spaces to better understand how your products are positioned. In the past couple of years, things have changed as digital channels have evolved.

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.

Non-Techie Guide to Social Media

Bare Feet Studios

Here are links and handouts for two of my recent speaking opportunities. I used the same bones of the presentation though one is geared to businesses and the other is geared to volunteers and nonprofit organizations. Both are targeted to the newbies who are thinking about social media use.

Does PR own social media? | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

Can You Be Too Personal?

Small Business Mavericks

Online marketers have been saying for a long time that if you include personal messages in your social media, then you'll be received a lot better by your audience. In other words, don't be such a fuddy duddy

How to Find Content for Your Blog

Bill Hartzer

I was just looking at the WordPress dashboard for my blog and noticed that I have written 587 blog posts (this is the 588th blog post to be exact) and 31 pages of content (well, that’s 31 articles that I have posted here on my blog).

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

8 Strategic Blog Home Pages that Draw Readers Deeper


This guest post is by The Blog Tyrant. One of the hardest tasks a blogger can face is getting readers to stick around. In actual fact, its one of the most important things you’ll ever learn to do.

The Dark Side of Viral Content

Direct Marketing Observations

Black to beat Bieber for YouTube’s most hated… via Know Your Meme. This is your brain on Rebecca Black. By Helen A.S. Popkin.

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The Unsexy Truth about Finding Traffic for Your Blog


Last week I tweeted that I’d not checked my Google Reader account in a month. Well, it turns out that I’m not the only one. Within minutes, I started getting tweets back from others saying that they rarely check their RSS feeds any more. Instead, people were finding content from other sources including: Twitter. Facebook. Paper.li. email subscriptions. apps (some drew in RSS feeds, but others were recommendation engines). The decline of RSS?

3 Tips to Ensure You NEVER Have to Change

Engaging Brand

I hate the word change with a passion, because change tells me that the company, the person, the brand.the whatever is not evolving. Change programs are a testimony to poor leadership.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Social Media Turns Tie Games Into Brand Wins

Convince & Convert

Let’s not lose our minds, okay? Sure, social media is transformative, because it changes the company to customer relationship from its historical “master and servant&# to something closer to “peer to peer.&#

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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