Uh Oh! Brain Dump Time!

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It’s that time again.  Brain Dump!  So many thoughts and ideas and tips and I wanted to get them all out.  I have to make room for more! I hope you enjoy this random and somewhat eclectic mix of tips. Facebook: We all know images work well on Facebook, in fact posts with images generate […]

Don’t Go Planning The Funeral Yet

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At least a few times a year someone pronounces SEO dead.  Each and every time, after I take a second to roll my eyes, I quickly set out to explain to all the confused site owners out there that SEO is not in fact dead and they can put their suits and little black dresses […]

Social Media as a Customer Relations Platform

We’ve talked many times about social media and how to use it for your business, but I want to touch on it again, because we keep seeing people screw it up SO bad! Social Customer Relations – Benefits and Risks One use of social media for your business is for handling customer relations. This may […]

Don’t Commit Social Media Suicide

Now and then, we see a prominent brand achieve some intense publicity, as a result of a single social media comment. In a perfect world, these would always be the brainchild of some incredibly astute PR professional, leveraging an opportunity to play on the positive emotions of a massive audience. All too often, though, it’s […]

How To Get Great Blogging Ideas From Social Media

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“The best way to be heard is to whisper.” I’m not sure who said that, but I’ve always liked that thought. Today, I’m going to whisper a golden secret into your ear. I want to make sure you hear me, because it’s a good one! Today’s secret is about how to get great blogging ideas […]

Share Your Entire Social Business Personality On Your Own Site

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Not long ago, we discussed The Personable Business: Creating your Story with Social Content. One of the points of that discussion was that once you get online, you’ll end up with a social story whether you want one or not, so you may as well be the one writing that story. Businesses are getting used […]

The Mother of Invention Had More Kids and They All Talk on Social

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It’s 2012. For years, many people have believed this to be the last year of life on earth, thanks to the Mayan calendar. Now an older calendar has been found that goes on for much longer, which leaves Dooms Day believers guessing again. However, if the end of the world is just “the end of […]

Digital Marketing Shift and The New World Order

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(Manipulating the Monetary Paradigm of the Time/Space Continuum) Ladies and gentlemen, we’re at the boundary of business. We’re walking a tightrope at the forefront of technology and mining the frontier of fiber optic cyberspace. Information technology, social behavior, buyer psychology, the global economy – a slew of volatile, game-changing and disruptive changes have struck our […]

What’s the REAL Deal on Social Media ROI?

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A lot of people want to know the ROI of social media. It takes a lot of time and energy for social; a wispy, ethereal answer of returns for that investment just isn’t satisfying. Unfortunately, the ROI of social media is much like the ROI of anything else. How much… depends.

The Right to Demand Your Social Passwords?

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Early in the morning on March 6, 2012, the news poured into the online world from MSNBC.com’s Red Tape section. Government agencies and colleges demand applicants’ Facebook passwords, the headline reads. It seems that SOPA and PIPA aren’t enough; it seems the social arena is one area the government, colleges and employers just can’t leave alone.