Tuesday, September 16, 2014

From the category archives:

Social Media in Action

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

April 8, 2013

Oh boy, here’s a hot button topic for you. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)  was created with good intentions. When it was passed in the mid 1980′s it was intended to protect us from fraud by making it illegal to use someone else’s password for a social media site, a website or even their […]

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CEOs-Roll Up Your Social Media Sleeves

February 27, 2013

By Frank Strong His sleeves were rolled up. His tie was loose. He swore.  It was all public. It may sound like a recipe for disaster for any CEO edgy enough to take center stage in a content marketing strategy…except when it works. Armed with $9.8 million in new venture funding, Dollar Shave Club CEO […]

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Community management and content creation

February 11, 2013

I was part of a discussion on Twitter this morning around this post of George Snell’s.” Community Management Isn’t Content Creation. (go read it now and come back). Now,  I don’t 100% disagree with him that not all community managers are suited to create content. But it’s such a gross generalization. To tell great stories […]

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A little help over here?

January 24, 2013

I don’t post here very often on topics not related to social business but hey, it’s my birthday on Saturday and it’s MY blog, and today is #EndHIVThursday, so bear with me for a minute or two OK? I think it’s the responsibility of all of us to give back to the universe, and yes, […]

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Social Media for the Busy Sales Person

January 14, 2013

I’ve gotten quite a bit of great feedback on my last post, the 5 traits of the social sales person. The post really seems to have struck a nerve with a lot of people, even though it barely touches the surface of how sales people can use social media to get more business. Of course […]

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5 Traits of the Social Sales Person

January 10, 2013

I love dealing with a talented sales person. Sometimes I’ll buy from them just because they are so good at their job I just want to support them. I will choose a store, a vendor because of the caliber of sales. Think about it, good sales people have always been social. They get to know […]

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Book Review and Giveaway- The Commitment Engine by John Jantsch

December 1, 2012

The Commitment Engine: Making Work Worth It , by John Jantsch Anybody who has ever read one of John’s blog posts or heard him speak knows he’s a straight shooting, plain speaking business leader who has a knack for making just good business sense available to everyone. In The Commitment Engine he shows us what […]

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What Online Marketers Can Learn From the Red Bull Jump

October 15, 2012

Yesterday was a momentous event in advertising history. Felix Baumgartner achieved the world record for his jump from 120,000 feet and broke the sound barrier with speeds recorded over 800 MPH, all backed by Red Bull. Certainly in this case RedBull can say it #Givesyouwings! The event was broadcast live over 40 networks in 50 […]

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On Twitter, Social Listening and Southern Hospitality

September 17, 2012

I just got back from a trip to Atlanta where I did some training on social media with a group of fortune 50 corporate travel partners for a major banking institution. The entertainment on the first night was a dinner at Art Smith’s Atlanta destination restaurant Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. I knew a bit […]

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8 strategies for Pinterest for business

June 11, 2012

Pinterest has become a running joke to many. Still, the traffic reported coming from this site cannot be ignored, and  the ways people are leveraging it’s popularity to market their businesses is very interesting.Here are just a few. 1. It’s not about you You don’t need to be blatant about what you offer your customers. […]

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