Yes, you read that right. Blogging is dead. Over. Done. Time to move on… (take that deep breath, now… and then read on) My almost-16-year-old son enjoys teasing me whenever something happens in my life with the phrase, “Oh, are you going to blog about it? Better blog about it!” Today, I thought about what […]
Yes, I’m making changes on the blog/site. And yeah, it’s dark and the colors aren’t “me.” I’m working on it… you did arrive at the right place, it just doesn’t look like home yet. I loved the clean, simple lines and colors of my old site/theme, but the limited functionality was hindering its usability. So […]
Today context (all those influencing factors) changes more rapidly then ever before. If you assume, as a business or brand, that what worked last month or even last week, will work this week… you allow complacency to frame your offerings and your engagement.
I was pretty fired up and then wrote a veritable novel over at the Journal Record PR blog today. Thought I’d post the link here for those of you who read this blog but not that one (the content on the Journal Record is paid, EXCEPT THE BLOG… that is free!) If you want to […]
Mainly because I’m not one to do a lot of looking back… when you (or I) screw up, we need to absorb those lessons where we are and then move forward. Take the time you need to feel the pain and then, Just. Move. On. So, in the spirit of moving on…
Radio-style interview I did with Doug Stewart of Power to Fight the Big Boys about using social media and PR to effectively market small businesses and achieve the results you want in your efforts.
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.
In the long ago days – maybe, 25 years ago – news was a daily affair and it was consumed in tightly controlled, pre-packaged formats and chunks. People read their newspapers and watched the local and national nightly news. The truly committed also read a newsweekly or two and maybe even *gasp* the Wall Street […]
I’ve talked to many groups, clients, friends, family members and even some random strangers (it’s my husband’s fault, he’s just like that) about blogging and content generation over the past year. Many of those hearing my words look at me like I’m a special kind of crazy. For all those out there who are struggling […]
It’s not just another social media conference… rather than a collection of “gurus” or “experts” whose expertise is in self-promotion, the May 4th Get Social event in Tulsa will help business owners, marketing professionals, HR directors, managers and brand builders put into practice what works in new media. Beyond Twitter or Facebook set up and […]