Christian Arno

How to Approach Social Media Internationally

By: Christian Arno | April 1, 2013 | 
Tweet130 Buffer Share17 Share48 +16 Pin2Shares 203Back in October, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook had broken the one billion landmark for active monthly users. The company’s end of year report revealed there were in fact, 1.06 billion monthly active users (MAUs), as of December 2012. To put that in perspective, more than one in seven of the world’s population are now hooked up to the social media [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Lots of Changes at Google: What it Means for You

By: Gini Dietrich | April 1, 2013 | 
Tweet517 Buffer Share205 Share187 +1130 Pin5Shares 1KAll of the changes at Google are enough to make you want to cry over spilled milk. As if it wasn’t enough to hear rumors Feedburner is shutting down, then they announce Reader is retiring and now Alerts is next? I’ve always said we’re not the user of Google – we’re the product – so it shouldn’t be so devastating [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The Three Things, Edition 26

By: Gini Dietrich | March 31, 2013 | 
Tweet40 Buffer Share5 Share12 +1 Pin1Shares 58Welcome to 26th edition of The Three Things, the weekly update of three links, podcasts, videos, or books you can’t miss from Michael Schechter (Honora, A Better Mess), Howie Goldfarb (Sky Pulse Media), and me! For those of you new to this series, The Three Things arrives in your inbox on Sunday mornings (unless you don’t suscribe, but that can easily be fixed if you [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: The Truth Fairy and a Dump Truck

By: Gini Dietrich | March 29, 2013 | 
Tweet48 Buffer Share33 Share10 +1 Pin2Shares 93Our office is officially closed today, but I am taking a writing vacation in exactly nine days so have lots to do! Yes, it’s true. I will be away from here for two whole weeks! But it means I’m taking advantage to most people being off today and getting some work done. That means you get the regularly scheduled Gin [&hellip... Read More

Why Counselors Academy is a Must for PR Firm Leaders

By: Guest | March 28, 2013 | 
Tweet129 Buffer Share34 Share29 +111 Pin1Shares 204Today’s guest post is by Deborah Weinstein. Leading a successful PR firm is a delicate balancing act. I speak from experience as an entrepreneur and president of Toronto PR firm, Strategic Objectives. Founded in 1983, we remain proudly independent and prove the power of PR to build brands, change minds, and sell stuff, everyday. Balancing your people, clients, and communities [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Treat People Like Adults and You’ll Have High Productivity

By: Gini Dietrich | March 28, 2013 | 
Tweet177 Buffer Share177 Share75 +138 Pin3Shares 470My dad forwarded me an email yesterday. It was from one of his colleagues who talked about the fact that external websites – including sites they need to access to do their jobs – had been shut down in an effort to “control non-work related web visits.” If a site is pertinent to one’s job, they have to request an [&hellip... Read More
Yvette Pistorio

Facebook Updates the News Feed

By: Yvette Pistorio | March 27, 2013 | 
Tweet85 Buffer Share20 Share20 +17 PinShares 132Facebook updates never seem to end. We all cry and moan every time they make changes, but then settle into what’s new like a kid at Christmas. Fair warning: Facebook is at it again. This time they are messing with the news feed. At a big media event earlier this month they launched content-specific feeds for photos, music, and more. According [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Website Content Every Organization Needs

By: Gini Dietrich | March 27, 2013 | 
Tweet151 Buffer Share40 Share69 +140 Pin8Shares 308The other day, I was scrolling through my shiny, new Feedly (which I love and am so happy Google Reader forced me to try) and I saw website content that caught my eye. On Marcus Sheridan’s website there is an image of a gorgeous pool and the headline says, “Considering an Inground Pool? Get Started with Pool 101.” Right below [&hellip... Read More

Your Corporate Website: Four Deadly Mistakes

By: Guest | March 26, 2013 | 
Tweet156 Buffer Share31 Share47 +124 PinShares 258Today’s guest post is by Laura Click. When developing marketing plans for clients, an overhaul of their corporate website often tops the list of recommended tactics. Why? Because so many websites do a poor job of telling the company’s story and, ultimately, driving leads and sales for their business. And no, I’m not just talking about aesthetics. There are plenty [&hellip... Read More