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Five Tools to Prep You for 2012

By: Gini Dietrich | October 3, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 56It’s been said the last quarter of the year is like a second New Year for businesses (unless, of course, your fiscal isn’t on a calendar year). What are you doing to take advantage of it? Whatever your plans, taking advantage of some of the newest technology can help you. Following are some examples of how five new technologies [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Two-Faced Cat and Weekend at Bernie’s

By: Gini Dietrich | September 30, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 55There are so many things happening in the news this week, I don’t really know where to begin. First, did you hear the Kardashian clan is going to co-host the fourth hour of The Today Show next week? I’m pretty sure that means the show has jumped the shark. As Mr. D would say…Kim is famous for a sex [&hellip... Read More

Your Employee Is an Online Celebrity. Now What?

By: Guest | September 29, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 111Today’s post is written by Thom Holland. In a recent meeting with my staff, our CMO presented an interesting question: How involved should companies be with the development of their employee’s personal brands? As you can imagine, the question sparked a rather interesting conversation. While most companies would agree that there are plenty of reasons to support their employee’s [&hellip... Read More
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Using LinkedIn to Prospect for New Business

By: Gini Dietrich | September 29, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 44It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! Today we talk Panera Bread and eavesdropping and LinkedIn use and there is a special guest appearance from someone (something?) you may or may not have already met. But, before the video, a little background. My friend Rich Burghgraef owns Randolph Sterling, a company that helps you with business development. I’m [&hellip... Read More
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Owned vs. Earned Media: Measuring the ROI

By: Gini Dietrich | September 28, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 32Measuring the return-on-investment for paid, earned, and owned media is not an easy task. When I started my career, we measured media impressions and advertising equivalency. Somewhere along the way someone finally told the industry that was ridiculous and meant nothing. So where did that leave us? We know, intuitively, that paid, earned, and owned media increase brand awareness, [&hellip... Read More

How to Adjust Communication to Motivate and Influence

By: Guest | September 27, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 56Today’s post is written by Brian Tolle. Communication can either be the death knell to accomplishing great things or the clarion call-to-action. Those who “get” the clarion call and use clear cut and precise language are great leaders: They can marshal the great forces of their team to bring in huge new business wins and manage even the most [&hellip... Read More
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Blogger Outreach: Three Steps to a Successful Program

By: Gini Dietrich | September 27, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 83A couple of months ago Vocus hosted a really interesting event. They took the videos that were created during their conference (where I spoke along with the likes of Valeria Maltoni, Adam Singer, David Meerman Scott, and Ann Handley) and they created an online event where they replayed the videos and had the speakers on-hand for Q&A afterwards. There wasn’t enough [&hellip... Read More

Are Bloggers Community Managers?

By: Guest | September 26, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 25Today’s guest post is written by Jelena Woehr. Are all bloggers also community managers? Jayme Soulati , in suggesting this topic, wondered if ignorance regarding community management might explain some blog failures. Because this post began as a comments-section Q&A, we’ll continue it in the same vein: What Is Community Management? Community management is the art of creating something [&hellip... Read More
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Control Your Own Destiny

By: Gini Dietrich | September 26, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 25A week ago, former President Bill Clinton was on The Today Show to talk about the sixth Clinton Global Initiative and “jobs, jobs, jobs.” Politics aside, he said something very interesting. He said companies are sitting on $2 trillion they’re not willing to spend. Two. Trillion. Dollars. They’re not spending it. They’re not hiring people. And, when Matt Lauer asked [&hellip... Read More