Fri.Sep 30, 2011

5 Great Tools For Finding A Domain Name

Jason Yormark

I’ve always been quite entrepreneurial in nature and constantly am thinking about new ideas for websites, blogs or businesses. Needless to say that often has me frequently looking for good names to inspire me enough to go through with those ideas.

Content & Conversations: The MBJ Rule

Firebelly

It’s easy to make content (for 2-5% of most audiences). It’s even easier to take part in conversations – comment, like, RT, MT, and share. This applies to both brands and individuals. Wait – it applies to the individuals behind the brands as well.

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How to Avoid Action Figure Disorders

Ari Herzog

The Acute Action Figure Addiction Disorder Council of Australia released the following public service announcement about two years ago, but it is as relevant today as it was then. Please watch and learn how you can fulfill your life to avoid the serious addiction that adults sometimes develop.

How Altoid Used Social Media to Change Customer Perception

Mindjumpers

Tweet Sometimes brands run cross-channel campaign in which they use one channel to motivate people to engage with another. These campaigns may involve 2 or more than 2 channels to increase participation. I found a really cool campaign by Altoid, a brand of breath mints owned by Wrigley.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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3 Questions To Ask Before You Build Your Social Media Plan

Diva Marketing Blog

Ask two people if you should include social media as a part of your business communication strategy and you'll get at least three different answers. MSN Business On Main offers an interesting post written by Polly Schneider Traylor Are You Wasting Your Time On Facebook and Twitter?

How Many SEOs Do You Need?

Small Business Mavericks

Here’s a joke for you: How many SEOs does it take to optimize a website? Answer: Only 1. So that’s not funny? I didn’t suspect it would be. It’s not really a joke. The reason I bring it up is because some clients seem to believe that if they hire multiple SEOs to work on the same website, then they’ll get better search engine rankings. That’s not true. In fact, you could actually be hurting yourself. Not all SEOs think alike.

Show 353 - How to Innovate You

Engaging Brand

Show 353 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.

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.

Moving without the ball: On Basketball and Digital marketing

Direct Marketing Observations

In the game of basketball there’s something that really can separate the good players from the average players. A lot of players do not do it and yet they would be better served and more successful if they did do it. It’s fundamental to the game and yet a lot of coaches do not coach it or preach it. I’m not going to tell you what it is yet.

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Why Your Brand Is Everything

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. Let’s begin with some word association: Disney World. Apple. McDonald’s. Goldman Sachs. What did you think about when I mentioned these brands? What words came to mind? Thoughts? Feelings? Images? Image copyright Andy Dean - Fotolia.com. Whatever it is that came to your mind is the brand image you associate with that company. When I think of those companies, I think of (respectively): family fun. serious athletes.

Five for Friday

Jeff Esposito

I am really looking forward to this weekend. On one hand it means I am just one more work day before heading to Florida on a family vacation and on the other, well I get to watch a bet with my brother on who wins the Ravens-Jets tilt this weekend. I am really looking forward to him rocking a Ravens jersey at Christmas. Only downside to the week was the humidity and flipping rain yesterday, hopefully the weekend is nicer. How was your week? Hopefully it was a good one and you have a great weekend.

What Does the New Facebook Mean for Brands?

SocialFish

This post by my friend Tonia Ries of the Realtime Report was so comprehensive that instead of doing my own version of a summary of Facebook-related analysis, I asked her if I could repost it here for you. Enjoy, read all the links – but don’t freak out.

A World Gone Social

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