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Five Ways to Self-Promote

By: Guest | August 23, 2011 | 
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We’ve received a variety of reactions to Gini Dietrich‘s post on self-promotion.  Here is another perspective from guest blogger Kareem Ahmed. Something odd is happening in the land of the web these days; we’re becoming weary of self-promotion. (Some) Business people are afraid to “toot their own horns” because on the Internet, it’s so easy to sound like a braggadocio (and even if you don’t sound like one, [&hellip... Read More
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A New and Prosperous Economy

By: Gini Dietrich | August 23, 2011 | 
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“We’re not going to have a jobless recovery. We’re going to have a jobless future.” – Jeff Jarvis, author of “What Would Google Do?” It’s been said the Industrial Revolution is now complete as technology begins to replace the jobs that were created for people to run the machines. Some have said we’re entering an intellectual property revolution, which makes sense with the Google purchase of [&hellip... Read More
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What Microsoft Taught Me About Self Promotion

By: Guest | August 22, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Neicole Crepeau. Recently, Gini Dietrich wrote about Achieving Workplace Equality that referenced an article  “A Rant About Women” in which the author said that women would go further if they were more self-promotional. Gini isn’t so sure we women need to be self-promotional, but I’ve found that tooting my own horn is an important and necessary part of doing business. I learned [&hellip... Read More
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Public Relations for Sharks

By: Gini Dietrich | August 22, 2011 | 
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A couple of weeks ago, I was driving to work and I heard an ad on the radio that the day marked the beginning of Shark Week. Actually, I didn’t really pay attention to the ad; I’m sure I was flipping stations. But a few minutes later I heard THE BEST Shark Week PR. I have no idea if Discovery Channel actually sent this to the [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Latkes, Drugs, and Swear Words

By: Gini Dietrich | August 19, 2011 | 
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Well, Google bought Motorola Mobility this week, in an attempt to even further their Global Domination. I know. I know. *I* am supposed to achieve Global Domination (it is, after all, my initials). But I do much better when I have someone in my front view that I need to catch. So don’t you worry. Global Domination will be mine in the next 10 years. Put [&hellip... Read More
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Three Lessons On Staying Sane As a Community Manager

By: Guest | August 18, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Jelena Woehr. Part cat-herder, part social butterfly, part psychotherapist, and part janitor, the online community manager has a unique and rapidly evolving job. How can a person navigate the choppy, uncharted waters of online community management without losing her cool? Moderator Maria Niles, along with panelists Eden Kennedy, Elisa Batista, Julia Roberts, and Marie “Riese” Lyn Bernard, explored this question [&hellip... Read More
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The Future of Analytics

By: Gini Dietrich | August 18, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!). This week I’m giving you a little repeat from a video I did for Radian6. I’m a big fan of theirs so I was ecstatic when they asked me to guest blog for them. And then they changed their minds and asked me to do a video instead. I asked if they were sure. I mean, [&hellip... Read More
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Five Reasons You Should Discuss Pricing on Your Website

By: Guest | August 17, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Marcus Sheridan. Some scientists claim the phenomenon of Stonehenge is the greatest mystery the world has ever seen. Others argue the case of crop circles, the Lost City of Atlantis, or even the location of the Ark of the Covenant. But when it comes down to it, none of these even come close to the great mystery that is alive [&hellip... Read More
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Google+ Announces Games: I Don’t Get It

By: Gini Dietrich | August 17, 2011 | 
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I’m a big Angry Birds fan. The first time I saw Mr. D playing it I said, “What the heck is that?” After I spent a few weeks making fun of him, I discovered I was hooked. It’s a fantastic brain break for me. But that’s what it is – a brain break…after work and instead of watching TV or reading. So when Angry Birds came [&hellip... Read More