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This Is Social, Watch Your Mouth

December 23, 2013

No, this isn’t another diatribe against Justine Sacco, I think she’s had enough. It’s a gentle reminder, dear reader, to watch your mouth in public. Cuz that’s what Twitter is you know, it’s public. I don’t care what social network you’re on actually, or who you are, if you wouldn’t say it to a crowd in […]

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Social Media Crisis Management -Infographic

June 3, 2013

Hopefully you’re reading this before you need it. Life is so much easier when you’re prepared isn’t it? This post is intended to help you see a crisis coming and have the tools in place to assist. Monitor first, last and always A well informed team can react before things get out of hand. Set […]

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Cool stuff I learned this week

November 9, 2012

I’ve been meaning to do posts like this to share some of my favorite bloggers and top stories, but somehow I never actually get it done. (Lazy blogger!). There are so many great posts out there and lots of top stories and new tools to explore too, so here’s the short version of what I learned […]

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Social Media Doesn’t Make Sales – People Do

February 8, 2012

There’s a deep, dark secret that the social media marketers don’t want you to know. It doesn’t matter what your social media strategy is unless it includes what you expect the prospect to do after they find you through social media. You can have the biggest following on Twitter and Facebook and Google+, the best […]

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How can using social media as an employee help my company?

December 14, 2011

Let’s say you’re not looking for a job. You’re happy in your company, so why build a personal brand through social media? Why expand your Linkedin profile beyond an out-dated online resume? Here are just a few reasons building your personal brand can support the goals of your company in any industry. Professional development and […]

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Social media is not a weapon

September 13, 2011

I’m well aware that there is a huge amount of cyber bullying going on out there, particularly with our kids, but that’s not what this post is about. Not entirely anyway. This one is about people using social media as a weapon to bully brands and service providers into getting what they want. We’ve all […]

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A lesson in social media management for PR

August 10, 2011

You may have been watching one of those PR nightmares in progress, this time with healthy food giant Whole Foods? Whole Foods teamed up with Halal food brand Saffron Road to promote targeted products on their web site as well as some giveaways of coupons and gift certificates on their web site in their first […]

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Are You a Social Media Oddball?

July 28, 2011

There seems to be a tendency for people to want to fit in in social media networks. This is natural in any social group, but sometimes it’s more like high school. You want to be re-tweeted by the cool kids. You hang out around the edge of crowds of people and listen before you join […]

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Nonprofit Webinar Series – Social Fundraising

June 14, 2011

Whether you work with a grass roots organization or a humongous nonproft you know that social media can be an effective way to make your message more visible out there in the world. But just posting a video, creating a Twitter account or a Facebook page will not bring droves to sit at your feet […]

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Do you syndicate your blog?

June 8, 2011

Recently the topic of syndicating content came up in conversation. You see, lots of bloggers have their blog posts syndicated on other sites that aggregate content, and sometimes we write posts specific to a site just to get our names in front of more readers who frequent that particular web site. It’s like guest blogging, […]

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