March, 2009

Business Cards - So Important or So Over?

Almost Savvy

After spending much time deeply immersed in the high-tech, heavily wired world of virtual networking, it can become easy to overlook some of the “old school” networking tools. Front and center among these time-tested tools is the

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Social Media Expert: How long does it take to become one?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So I was reading Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book The Outliers the other night and he goes into a discussion about Violinists and on how long it takes them to become a master at their craft. So without spoiling the book for you – the bottom line was – it takes 10,000 hours to become a Master Violinist.

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TwitterJobSearch Debuts, Helps Search Twitter for Jobs

Bill Hartzer

TwitterJobSearch has launched, the first smart job search engine that actually extracts meaning from Twitter content. TwitterJobSearch creates a real-time global “online resource&# for all jobs posted onto Twitter.

When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? Exploring the Royal Caribbean.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

My husband Brian, who knows firsthand how much I eat, drink, and sleep social media, pointed me to an interesting critique by expertcruiser on a 2007 social media marketing campaign by Royal Caribbean. That year, the cruise line

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Newspapers get online! Find a way to monetize

Freelance Social Media

Dear Newspaper, Are you online? I'm tired of hearing about newspapers going out of business. Local, college, national…you're all hurting. If you aren't online then make it happen. Ellington CMS can provide everything you need

Search Engine Strategies NY Day 3 Video Recap

Jason Yormark

Well, we did it. Despite my concerns of being able to pull it off, we covered SES NY with video coverage every day of the conference. Enjoy Day 3 below: Video: Day 3 Recap – Search Engine Strategies – New York

Internet Marketing Basics: Understanding Our Search Engine Overlords

Josh S Peters

It seems like ages since i wrote on my blog, and for that I apologize. The new gig has kept me more than busy and I've just been running on empty when I got time for the blog. However, now that we have the campaign now under way I'll be

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Cranberry Launches PeoplePond.com Search Engine Optimization for People Service

Bill Hartzer

Cranberry , a company led by led by Internet visionary David McInnis (formerly of PRWeb ), has launched PeoplePond , an Internet service that provides search engine optimized (SEO) profiles and online identity verification services for individuals.

zilliontv

Taylor Marek

The television landscape is drastically changing as new digital distribution platforms emerge that enable truly personalized television. zilliontv is one of those platforms. zilliontv is a new company joining the digital tv age

Google Voice and grandcentral

Freelance Social Media

I signed up for grandcentral last summer before they stopped accepting new accounts. I didn't have any need for it at the time but I felt it was a pretty awesome application and it sparked my interest

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Search Engine Strategies Day 2 Video Recap

Jason Yormark

The madness continues with our Day 2 video coverage of SES NY: Video: Day 2 Recap – Search Engine Strategies – New York

An Interview with Blogger Bob From TSA's Evolution of Security.

Social Media Strategery

When I first started Social Media Strategery six months ago, one of my inspirations was the TSA's Evolution of Security blog. Along with Intellipedia

The Future of Advertising is one word.

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Contextual Now I know this isnt such a new statement - but consider these clues. When the folks who created ET the movie (I hope I am not dating myself here) wanted to use M&M's as the candy that ET was most attracted to - Mars said no but Reese's Pieces said yes.

Thumbplay Chooses Attivio Enterprise Search

Bill Hartzer

Attivio , a software company that specializes in enterprise search solutions and information access, has been chosen to enhance the search functionality of Thumbplay , the top mobile entertainment destination in the USA.

Today is Square Root Day

Taylor Marek

What's this you say? If you're a math geek, you already know this. But if you don't, let me introduce you to a holiday that occurs only nine times in a century. Tuesday is Square Root Day, a rare holiday that occurs when the day

#GNO the most popular hashtag every Tuesday night | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

I was browsing popular hashtags a couple of weeks ago and found the tag #gno to be the most popular. Of course the first thing I wondered was what gno meant

Day 1 Recap – Search Engine Strategies – New York

Jason Yormark

I'm in the thick of another SES trip in New York, NY and this time around I'm doing the video thing. Have a looksy at my Day one video recap. Video: Day 1 Recap – Search Engine Strategies – New York

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

With Facebook Pages - Who needs a Website?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I was talking to a small business owner last night. They are in the middle of a very costly redesign of their B2C website and I couldn't help but ask if they had plans to set up on Facebook as well. Right now, I have Facebook on the brain.

2 Million ONLINE Leads Market for BFSI Sector in India!

Atom Thought

One of the largest spenders on internet in India is the Banking and Finance Services Industry (BFSI). No, don't be under any illusion, BFSI sector is not the most evolved sector when it comes to using the web to it's full potential

Twitter Updates for 2009-03-02

Taylor Marek

Taylor is having a blast! literally! link] #; Taylor is at lazertag waiting for the fun to begin!! link] #; Now off to LAZERTAG! I'll be back later #; @thepodgineer yup, I'm working out the bugs in reply to

Crowdsourcing Our Health – Using Social Media to Educate and Unite.

Social Media Strategery

Social media on the Internet are empowering, engaging, and educating consumers and providers in health care. This movement, known as Health 2.0, can be

comScore Releases First Public Report of Online Usage in Singapore

Bill Hartzer

According to a new report by comScore , Internet users in Singapore spend half of their time online using social and entertainment websites. This is the first public report of online usage in Singapore. It includes a ranking of the most “engaging and visited Internet site categories and properties, based on the comScore World Metrix service, and the top search properties, based on the comScore qSearch service.

Advertising to Gen Y on Social Networks

Social Media Marketing

Personal Brands RULE on Social Networks

Buzz Marketing for Technology

On Facebook you can’t be a Friend of a brand but you can be a Fan of a brand. While it sounds like a subtle difference it is actually an important distinction. Brands are the sum total of the experience a customer has when they are interacting with your brand.

2 Million ONLINE Leads Market for BFSI Sector in India!

Atom Thought

. One of the largest spenders on internet in India is the Banking and Finance Services Industry (BFSI). No, don’t be under any illusion, BFSI sector is not the most evolved sector when it comes to using the web to it’s full potential. Anyways, a large chunk of spending by BFSI can be attributed to generating and buying leads for various products including loans, insurance and credit cards.

Twitter Updates for 2009-03-03

Taylor Marek

Taylor is still hobbling around from last nights FUN! link] #; HAHAHHA, now that's good @chrispirillo! link] #; RT @nealcampbell: Our president wants your money. Polls say 70% of you are happy about that

Google Discusses the Favicon Selection Process

Freelance Social Media

Over on the Official Google Blog Google discusses and showcases several favicon submissions and the evolution of their current favicon. This one isn't my favorite, I like it better than the previous purple lowercase one but not as much

GTD Agenda

Josh S Peters

A while back I was given an opportunity to utilize a product for free that in exchange for a blog post about it. I have been putting off the blog post because it just doesn't work for me. I can't work the way it asks me to work

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Social Network Shorthand

Social Media Marketing

Avaya makes Business Communications more Social

Buzz Marketing for Technology

It's a very exciting day for me here at Avaya.

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Recession? Not for Social Media Marketing!

Atom Thought

. The latest report from FORRESTER (Q4, 2008 SOCIAL MEDIA ONLINE SURVEY) outlines a very clear trend: 53% of the marketers are determined to increase their social media budget during the recession. Further 42% said that they will keep their spend intact and not reduce it. Very clearly 95% of the marketers are positively inclined towards investing in Social Media, even during recession.

The bus to Hawaii: Marriott boosts Hawaii Bookings 40% with event.

Akamai Marketing

Although the economic crisis is having a critical impact on tourism and travel, Marriott and its Hawaiian business partners aren't letting it stop them from one very successful marketing campaign. The campaign, a road tour

ZillionTV

Taylor Marek

The television landscape is drastically changing as new digital distribution platforms emerge that enable truly personalized television. ZillionTV is one of those platforms. ZillionTV is a new company joining the digital tv age, but this is more than “digital tv” I am actually interested in this service. This is regular tv service, as well as movies, that is streamed over the internet to your television. No cable. No antenna.

Pay search engines to display your site

Josh S Peters

There are two ways you can pay a search engine to display your site. One is a touch controversial and the other is a billion dollar industry that was pretty much started by Google. They are paid inclusion and PPC (pay per click

Generational Marketing

Social Media Marketing

Spray and Pray Marketing 2.0

Buzz Marketing for Technology

No matter how you look at things these days marketers are becoming more like publishers than ever before. And their tactics are shifting from more Outbound Marketing like email and direct mail to more Inbound Marketing using SEO, Blogging and Social Media.