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Five Steps to Digital Spring Cleaning

By: Arment Dietrich | April 24, 2013 | 
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Here in Ohio the forsythia is about to bloom, trees are budding, and daffodils are everywhere. Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to start the annual spring cleaning. It happens every year. And, in between washing walls and windows, putting away sweaters and mittens, and hauling out the flipflops, you can take a few minutes to spring clean your digital presence. Like traditional cleaning, you [&hellip... Read More
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Is Thought Leadership Just Business Jargon?

By: Arment Dietrich | April 16, 2013 | 
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I’m tripping over thought leadership these days. Stubbing my toes on #thoughtleader hashtags and barking my virtual shins on “how to become a thought leader” articles and posts. Welcome to our digital world in 2013. With the rise in popularity of inbound marketing, content creation, and the ongoing migration of offline to online, the terms “thought leader” and “thought leadership” are close to being overused. Is [&hellip... Read More
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Simplify Blogger Outreach with Inkybee

By: Arment Dietrich | April 11, 2013 | 
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“Sixty one percent of U.S. online consumers have made a purchase based on recommendations from a blog.” That’s from a report by Blogher last year. I don’t find it surprising. Do you? Technorati’s  2013 Digital Influence Report, cites 60 percent of respondents as planning an average increase of 40 percent in social spend in 2013. The report details results of a 2012 survey of 6,000 influencers, [&hellip... Read More
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Collaborate: Five Heads are Better than One

By: Arment Dietrich | April 8, 2013 | 
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Internal collaboration is essential in today’s marketplace. The world is moving too quickly; products and services are changing before our eyes every day. The pace of life feels frantic. We need to be able to collaborate. If we don’t put our heads together and share ideas and viewpoints, we risk missing something essential in the blur of the hours racing by in any given day. “If [&hellip... Read More
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New Grads: Five Tips for Success in PR and Marketing

By: Arment Dietrich | April 3, 2013 | 
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It’s April. They say April showers bring May flowers. April also brings waves of students about to graduate, filled with anticipation, pounding the pavement in search of that first job in PR and marketing. But this year, finding that first job will require a combination of digital and practical skills. The competition is fierce. The economy is just now beginning to turn. You have to stand [&hellip... Read More
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Have Skills Gaps Become the New Normal?

By: Arment Dietrich | March 13, 2013 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Allen Mireles. Google the phrase “skills  gaps” and you come up with enough reading material to keep you busy for hours. And it’s not all happy news. Industries ranging from manufacturing and construction to IT and technology are expressing grave concerns about their abilities to find talent with the required skills to fill available jobs. According to a report published by [&hellip... Read More
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Five Tips (and Some Tools) to Manage Information Overload

By: Arment Dietrich | February 27, 2013 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Allen Mireles. How do you manage information overload? We’ve all been there and some of us are are still there. You know, that point in time where you realize you are staring blankly at the computer screen and simply not taking in what you’re reading or watching. Or that moment, in the middle of the night, when you find yourself trying to [&hellip... Read More
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Storify and Facebook Privacy Breaches: How NOT to Respond

By: Arment Dietrich | January 30, 2013 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Allen Mireles. Recently a story broke about Facebook and privacy breeches. “Oh no,” you groan. “Not another stupid Facebook privacy post. Didn’t we just read something like that over the holidays with Zuckerberg’s sister and some photos?” We did and you’re right. Yet this particular Facebook privacy story has an interesting twist. For brands it serves as one more cautionary tale [&hellip... Read More
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How Times Change: My Mom on Twitter?

By: Arment Dietrich | January 9, 2013 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Allen Mireles. We went home to Vermont for the holidays this year. The morning after Christmas, some of the family sat around in my brother’s living room, chatting idly and sipping coffee. I looked at my mom, sitting across from me on the couch next to my brother, absorbed in reading something on her iPad. My mother, a youthful 76, has [&hellip... Read More
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Enterprise 2.0 Meets the LOLCats

By: Arment Dietrich | December 5, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Allen Mireles.  Recently I posted about the explosion of growth we’re seeing in social networks. And how those of us who’ve learned to use the social web are called on to be patient–with the scores of people still trying to figure it all out. Even when they’re being annoying because they don’t know any better. I was thinking of the familiar [&hellip... Read More