Google+ Communities: Where is the Value?

By: Guest | January 21, 2013 | 
Tweet98 Buffer Share15 Share33 +127 PinShares 173Today’s guest post is by Brian Meeks. There is a new time suck in town, it’s called Google+ Communities. It was rolled out recently; I have no idea when and it really doesn’t matter. It is the latest really well done idea on a fantastically done product nobody seems to be able to get hot and bothered over. G+ is the [&hellip... Read More
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Lessons Learned from National Novel Writing Month

By: Gini Dietrich | January 21, 2013 | 
Tweet81 Buffer Share33 Share27 +1 Pin3Shares 144Many of you have asked me how my fiction writing is going, particularly because I made it public I was participating in National Novel Writing Month this past November. Let’s just say I was very naive about the process. The goal is to write 50,000 words in one month. I accomplished that…gold star for me! But did you know that’s [&hellip... Read More
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The Three Things, Edition 16

By: Gini Dietrich | January 20, 2013 | 
Tweet42 Buffer Share11 Share15 +18 Pin1Shares 77Welcome to The Three Things, the weekly update of three links, podcasts, videos, or books you can’t miss from Michael Schechter, Howie Goldfarb, and me! This is the 16th edition and you may notice “books” is becoming a bigger deal here. I’m a big believer in long form reading, as it improves your creativity. For those of you new to this series, [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Ad Libbing for NFL Players and Animals

By: Gini Dietrich | January 18, 2013 | 
Tweet22 Buffer Share1 Share2 +1 Pin2Shares 27This week’s Gin and Topics is a little bit different. You have the normal five hilarious videos, but there is a special surprise at the end. I received a video yesterday (after this post was produced) and decided it needed to be included today instead of waiting until next week. Also due credit for some of this week’s video are [&hellip... Read More

Personal Branding Tips, SEO, and Red Socks

By: Guest | January 17, 2013 | 
Tweet80 Buffer Share21 Share40 +118 PinShares 159 Today’s guest post is by Andy Crestodina. Sometime during sophomore year in college, I decided to wear red socks. That day, I threw out all of my old socks and bought a dozen pairs of new red ones. Since that day, I’ve only worn one color socks: Red. Once people learn this, they often ask to check my socks [&hellip... Read More
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Is Social Business a Buzzword or is There More to it?

By: Gini Dietrich | January 17, 2013 | 
Tweet167 Buffer Share25 Share71 +154 Pin1Shares 318When I spoke in Holland right after Thanksgiving, a woman in the audience asked me what I think about social business. I told her I thought it was a buzzword the social media geeks use to get more business. I hurt her feelings. Apparently she is creating a business around the idea. Because I hurt her feelings and because she [&hellip... Read More
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Five Simple Steps to a Classic PR Disaster

By: Lindsay Bell | January 16, 2013 | 
Tweet124 Buffer Share77 Share53 +19 Pin1Shares 264Today’s guest post is by Lindsay Bell.  Allow me to introduce to you The City of Hamilton, Ontario and its partner in PR apocalypse, Dialogue Partners. Hamilton started out as bucolic rolling farmland tucked in and around the Niagara Escarpment, purchased after the War of 1812. Today it’s a bustling metropolis of just more than a half million residents, give [&hellip... Read More
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New Social Media Tools: Graph Search, Delicious, and Branch

By: Gini Dietrich | January 16, 2013 | 
Tweet102 Buffer Share35 Share34 +152 Pin11Shares 234Big news at Facebook yesterday, huh? I’m not going to dissect Graph Search for you. There are a gazillion blog posts already written about it. The best I’ve seen (so far) is one from Christopher Penn titled, “Five Tips for Facebook Graph Search Optimization.” I suggest checking it out because he makes some interesting points about how Facebook now competes [&hellip... Read More

How Soon Is Now? The Future of PR Firms, Part 2

By: Guest | January 15, 2013 | 
Tweet92 Buffer Share35 Share28 +110 PinShares 165Today’s guest post is by Ken Jacobs.  In yesterday’s post, I shared the five critical capabilities I believe agencies must offer and/or the actions they must take to both best serve their clients and stay relevant in the coming months. These were based on a panel in which I participated last year on “The Future Of PR Firms” at the North [&hellip... Read More