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Are Social Media Companies Overvalued? [Infographic]


Are we experiencing a tech bubble in shares of social media companies? When LinkedIn recently went public with a blockbuster IPO, its shares were priced at $45 and they skyrocketed to over $100 in the first day of trading, a valuation of $8.9 billion. Hysteria ensued about the ballooning stock price amid warnings about the formation of a new speculative bubble in tech stocks. billion. billion.

Empire Avenue – Measurement of Social Influence?

Janet Fouts

People have been telling me I’ve “just GOT to sign up for Empire Avenue “, and “it’s a true measure of the real social influence of the experts&#. Bullshit. It’s a game. It’s a relatively interesting game, especially if you like to watch ant farms. How to win at Empire Avenue. This is me resisting. Your shares spike and you look like a big deal. Is it fun?

Customer-Centric Social Media: What is Your Unique Social Proposition?


There is no shortage of acronyms in the marketing jargon. Since the upswing of social media we even got a lot more of them and ‘experts’ started giving new meanings to existing acronyms. This way, e.g. ROI became Return On Involvement and even Return On Ignorance, just to name one acronym. It’s really confusing and [.]. Blog Connected marketing Social media marketing customer-centric ROI social media Unique Selling Point Unique Selling Proposition unique social proposition USP

Brand Warfare as Counterinsurgency

Spin Sucks

Imagine taking the US Military Field Manual for Counterinsurgency , putting it into Google Translate and converting it into brand speak. The result would be Brand Resilience: Managing Risk and Recovery in a High Speed World by Jonathan R. Copulsky. We’ve often heard of marketing compared to warfare, but that’s old school. Think about it; Are you protecting your brand? The unknown enemies?

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Gary Vaynerchuk, Guy Kawasaki, Avinash Kaushik and Bill Taylor Walk Into A Bar.

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OK, what if it wasn't a bar, but The Center for Performing Arts in Vancouver? On June 9th, 2011, The Art of Marketing comes to Vancouver, British Columbia with an amazing line-up! Everyone will be there - live and in-person - and you can too. A general pass for the day is only $399 (and there is VIP pricing available as well), but if you use the promo code: TWIST , you get $50 off of every ticket you purchase. On top of that, most of the speakers stick around, sign books and hang out, so it's not just a conference, it's an event. But wait. there's more! All you have to do is. avinash kaushik.

QR Codes: When, Where, Why & How

Social Email Marketing

Last week I posted an introduction to QR codes inspired by a whitepaper from GetResponse. Today, I thought we might consider the when, where, why and how of applying QR codes. A camera equipped smartphone which has the right reading software installed can scan these codes in an. Email marketing Mobile marketing email marketing online marketing QR code generator QR codes smartphones

5 Product Creation Mistakes Most Bloggers Make


This guest post is by Henri Junttila of Creating your own products can take you from earning a few dollars a month to a few thousand. It can be scary, but as you learn to take action, and learn from the feedback you receive, you get better and better. There are many mistakes I see beginning product creators make. Copyright photocreo - Don’t let that be you.

How To Get The Salary You Deserve

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Episode #255 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Saul Colt (also known as the smartest man in the world ) e-introduced me to Jim Hopkinson a few years back (in fact, it was just prior to the launch of my business book, Six Pixels of Separation ). Hopkinson is one of the marketing people for Wired Magazine and has a Podcast called, The Hopkinson Report. Over the course of his professional career he became the de facto source for advice on how to negotiate a better salary. Enjoy the conversation. bite size edits. blogging. book oven.

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.

3 Lessons About Social Media Marketing Learned From Transformers

The New Strategist

Social Media is awesome. Transformers are awesome. Coincidence? I’ll let you decide. Lessons can be drawn from anywhere. Not long ago I remembered an old poster titled ‘Everything I need to know about life I learned in Kindergarten’. I also stumbled across one of my old G1 Transformers toys the other day. These two memories combined in to the inspiration for this post. Here we go…. at first.

Never Used a Sales Video? Now’s Your Chance!


If you’re a regular here at ProBlogger, you know that I often post videos on the blog. I love doing video posts—it’s fun, it’s something a bit different, and it’s a good way to really reach out to my readers. I think videos provide bloggers with a good opportunity to connect in a way that can be hard to do through written text. I’ve also found video really useful for generating sales. Not my videos, though. Enter: Samurai Sales Videos. We used the video on the launch post for the ebook. Here’s that original video. The results? bold graphics and text.