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Help Change the Laws On Stalking

Spin Sucks

It was 2:40 a.m. and the phone rang. “Hello?&#. “I saw you today.&#. “Excuse me?&#. “You were wearing a black suit, a blue and white checked shirt, black pantyhose, and black and white heels with a peep toe.&#. “Who is this?&#. “I’ll be watching you.&#. I sat up straight in bed. He called to tell me about it and then hung up. He had my home phone number.

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Nice use of QR codes in a conference book


Had to write up a quick blog post about the QR codes in the conference book for the Association Media & Publishing conference which took place last week. Check these out. Go on, try scanning them and see what happens! Awesomesauce. I love QR codes! Don’t have a QR code reader on your phone? Click here to see where the first one goes, and click here for the second. But nice job.

Make Sharing Easy. Your Happy Customers Will Thank You.

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Samantha Collier is an artist, mother, law firm business development coordinator and social media enthusiast, and a @developsocially partner. The Experience. I recently traveled to San Francisco for a conference. The firm I work for sponsors an upscale annual dinner for approximately 180 guests. The dinner was a huge hit. They exceeded every expectation I had. The Let Down. Fear of bad reviews?

5 Proven Tactics To Get More Views on YouTube


So, you’ve uploaded videos to your YouTube account but it has literally no views! Or at least not the numbers you’d expect. Why is this? I’m sure that at some point along the way, you’re missing some of these pointers: Check them out: 1. Good Old Networking. Check other people’s channels, vote their videos, comment, ask questions and stir up discussions. Choose A Great Title For Your Videos.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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The Digital World Is The Real World

Social Media Citizens

Ok probably it’s not only about social media, but digital world in general. I just get sick and tired of people comparing online and offline worlds as completely two different entities. Now listen carefully there is no two worlds, there is one world and it’s called the planet Earth. Internet is not a world on its own it just technological extension of our normal lives. That’s my view about privacy.

How important is social media content quality?


How do you measure content quality? Copywrite, Ink, which bills itself as a "strategic communication and writing services firm," launched its Fresh Content Project in an attempt to rank content quality among popular bloggers. The project: "tracked approximately 100 blogs (currently at about 250) frequently referenced by a capped Twitter

If I Knew Then What I Know Now


This is a guest post by Peep Laja , CEO of Traindom. What is it that you wish someone had told you years ago? When you were starting your company, your blog, or merely thinking about creating something awesome? The following is my list – maybe it will save you some blunders. Of course, some things you just have to go through on your own and learn from your mistakes, but here’s my list in case it helps. Have Your Business Model in Place. Do not begin doing business with just an idea and a website. Before you storm ahead into a new project, think through your business model. This will not happen.

5 Ways To Survive Your Inbox

Twist Image

I love email. I hate email. Most people probably have a similar love/hate relationship with email as they grapple daily with their inbox. In fact, I hate email. I just hate not getting email more. And, that's the dilemma that most professionals face when it comes to their inbox. It's gotten worse over time. Now, it's not just emails. We get messages from Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter and beyond. Most of us are managing multiple inboxes across multiple platforms and it doesn't seem to be getting any better or easier to manage. Create folders. I also track trends using my inbox. Create rules.

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.

Posturing Wastes Corporate Content

Geoff Livingston

Image by lululemon athletica. Sometimes moving to a conversational medium can be hard. Transitioning style — blogs, videos, social networks updates, etc. — to serve stakeholder groups can be extremely challenging. This is a legitimate challenge of moving from traditional to conversational marketing. Posturing wastes corporate content. Let’s be clear. Applied, if PR 2.0 Cooper

SEO Tip for Businesses: How To Optimize Your Images for Google.

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Sharing Gap: A Missed Marketing and PR Opportunity

Proactive Report

In a recent Pew Research report about how people get their news today, sharing was highlighted as one of the integral activities associated with news content online. “If searching for news was the most important development of the last decade, sharing news may be among the most important of the next.&#. Sharing also accounts for 31 percent of referral traffic. times each.

How to Win Readers and Make Them Stick


This guest post is by Gabrielle Conde of Mission Engage. Create a memorable experience.”. That’s great advice for businesses and large retail chains, but you’re wondering how it applies to your blog. You probably started blogging because you know something about an industry like technology or writing. You want to share your information with the world and they certainly need it. Be you.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

The Nosey Marketing Principle

Engaging Brand

For all the words, theories.for all the academic writing.one thing will always be true, whether we want to admit it or not we are all slightly nosey. Nosey is great for businesses and when you can combine that with social media tools.then wow, you can really develop a nosiness strategy. Can you intrigue your passer by, your google searcher.to enter into your world?

McDonald’s Pick and Pay: An Interesting Interactive Campaign


Tweet McDonald’s came up with a really cool interactive billboard campaign in Sweden. The concept is quite simple. Users get to control the billboard at different locations and turn it in to a personal ping pong game. By completing the game in 30 seconds they get to win coupons for free food at the nearest outlet of McDonald’s. How Disney Reached 100 Million Page Likes on Facebook.

Cartoon of the day

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Cartoon of the Day Cartoon comic non sequitur Wiley Miller


5 Awesome Reasons & 5 Terrible Reasons to Give +K on Klout

The New Strategist

There’s been a great deal of talk recently about how the current iterations of ‘influence’ measurement don’t really measure the actual influence that individuals have over their followers. What they were really doing is simply extrapolating the amount and type of social media activities that the individual engages in, and then repackage them as a superficial measure of influence. Really? Possibly.

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.

EMAIL: What’s in a Name?

Social Email Marketing

What’s in a name? I’ve broken down the word “email” as an acronym to hopefully provide a little inspiration. I chose the words below to highlight what I think are some important components of a good email marketing strategy. Now, you might have gone with different words for some or all of the. Email marketing

The Tortoise and the Hare: a Blogger’s Tale


This guest post is by Chris The Traffic Blogger. I was out living the Internet lifestyle a little bit ago(you know, cruising to Bermuda) and I started talking to a random stranger at a bar on the boat we were sailing on. I had some time to kill while I waited around and we started chatting about how rough the ride was and other small talk. Eventually, the man asked me what I did for a living, and I told him that I was a professional online writer, a.k.a. a “blogger.&# He asked me how I was doing as a blogger and once I told him, oh boy did the questions start coming.