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How to Use Social Media When Customers Aren’t that Into You

By: Guest | January 4, 2011 | 
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Guest post by Debra Ellis, founder of Wilson & Ellis Consulting. Every marketer should ask, “How do conversations increase sales and improve service for our company?” The answer may not come easy because there is a major roadblock preventing companies from creating highly engaged communities. Their customers don’t want to talk to them. People want to complete their business transactions with minimal effort. Conversations require effort. [&hellip... Read More
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Five Free eBooks to Start Your New Year

By: Gini Dietrich | January 4, 2011 | 
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There have been plenty of things you’ve had to buy in the past 45 days so I thought I’d give you some FREE eBooks found around the web to help out your pocketbook and your sanity. Plus they’re really good books so you’re gaining free knowledge, as well. The B2B Blogging eBook from Mark Schaefer offers a look at basics, best practices, and blunders. If you [&hellip... Read More
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An Open Letter to PR Professionals

By: Guest | January 3, 2011 | 
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This first ran on Dec. 23, but we are re-running guest posts from the holidays to be sure you didn’t miss them! Guest post by Doug Davidoff, founder and CEO of Imagine Business Development. I am not a PR professional. I’ve been exposed to, and used, PR professionals in a variety of ways: * As the owner of a growth-oriented business, * As an author and [&hellip... Read More
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Deleting Your Spokeo Profile

By: Gini Dietrich | January 3, 2011 | 
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Privacy, as we know it, is dead. A website called Spokeo now provides everything about you in one convenient little form. And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING. The site claims to be “not your grandma’s phonebook” and it provides photos, bios, email addresses, wealth, hobbies, and social networks about everyone who has a presence on the web (which is 99 percent of Americans). I [&hellip... Read More
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Do One Thing Outside Your Comfort Box in 2011

By: Gini Dietrich | December 30, 2010 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time and I wanted something that wasn’t so business seriousy-related because it’s a holiday week and all. And I’m pretty sure the only people who are working are my team (I AM the Grinch) and only one of our clients (and I mean just him, not the entire company). So I asked a question on Facebook and the best answer [&hellip... Read More
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The 10 Spin Sucks Posts You Liked Best

By: Gini Dietrich | December 29, 2010 | 
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I had a brilliant idea for today’s post in the middle of the night, but between it being the middle of the night and Jack Bauer sleeping on my head (which is not comfortable), I’ve forgotten what it was. So you get a half-brilliant post instead. A couple of weeks ago, Molli Megasko went through our analytics and pulled the top 10 most popular blog posts, [&hellip... Read More
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Integrating Traditional and Social Media

By: Gini Dietrich | December 28, 2010 | 
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I’ve been sitting here for half an hour thinking about what would be helpful to you this week, in order to be ready to start 2011 with a bang. Craig Jarrow, of Time Management Ninja, suggests five things to do this week so your to-do list is clear by Monday. Tim Berry, founder of Palo Alto Software, has tips for dealing with holiday stress. And Les [&hellip... Read More
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A Compilation of the Best Social Media Trends for 2011

By: Gini Dietrich | December 27, 2010 | 
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I have a feeling this week is going to be like a ghost town so I’m going to do aggregate posts that will help you plan for and do your jobs more efficiently in 2011. Today’s post is a list of the best social media trends for 2011. I am only doing five links so you don’t get overwhelmed because, well, there is A LOT of [&hellip... Read More