Archive | Social Media

How Superbowl Ads Opened My Online World

Today is the anniversary of the day I figured out the power of Twitter. I’d joined a few months before, in November of 2008. I’d tweeted some, and found and followed about two dozen people I respected in my industry… names I knew from MarketingProfs.com or from reading blog posts or articles. But mostly it […]

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How Necessary Are Your Networks?

As business has picked up these last few months, I’ve noticed my time spent online on social nets has dropped off. In some cases, significantly and in others less significant but still noticeable. The obvious reason (and easy out) is that I’m busy… working! Doing the things that earn me a living and keep my […]

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New Media Ideas… New Approaches to Marketing

Big ideas already coming out of my #optsum attendance at Jason Falls’ session…. SEO and good content are not mutually exclusive. There are good tools out there, for free or little cost, which each give you portions of the picture you need. You must baseline well, track well, and revisit as needed to make sure you’re moving the needle. New media marketing must be more responsive, more technical, and more involved in content direction, not just creation.

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While at #Optsum…

A quick take on the first day of the #optsum conference: I enjoyed a bag lunch (literally, served in a branded thermal lunchbag) today and sat with some of the real estste/apartment industry peeps just for grins. It’s always good to step outside of your comfort zone a bit. I was feeling particularly adventurous since […]

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Ummm… What is it You Do, Again?

Here, in visual form (courtesy of wordle) is what I’ve written about on this blog in the past year. There’s nothing like doing a wordle based on the feed of your blog to show you exactly where you’ve been spending your digital time. It’s like printing a list of your entire Google search history and […]

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What Drives Your Digital Engine?

I live a digital life. I don’t mean that I’m involved in digital media, though I am (hey, you’re reading this, right, and you probably got here via Facebook, Twitter, or Google). I mean that my first instinct to discover, research, connect or share now involves digital platforms. Cases in point: I saw a tweet […]

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Welcome to the Age of the Social Shareholder

They have been trained through interaction to feel like part of the team. Fed a diet of transparency and access, they feel entitled to answers, honesty and truth in short (very short) order. And they are correct. Those fans you’ve been cultivating? They are your businesses’ social shareholders. They have an (emotional) stake in your company. They defend, but they also demand. Just like in the old days of increasing shareholder value, creating raving fans is still a result, not a strategy.

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