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Hey Loehmanns! Tweet Me Right!

By: Guest | October 3, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Anne Weiskopf. A little more than a week ago, I wrote about the discount chain Loehmanns, sharing wonderful childhood memories of shopping with my mother. The intent was to let them know their direct marketing efforts (which I continue to receive) only serve to remind me, a long time loyal customer, that I can no longer take advantage of their [&hellip... Read More
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Five Tools to Prep You for 2012

By: Gini Dietrich | October 3, 2011 | 
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It’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 are being used…and how they can help [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Two-Faced Cat and Weekend at Bernie’s

By: Gini Dietrich | September 30, 2011 | 
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There 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 tape and a big butt. I guess [&hellip... Read More
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Using LinkedIn to Prospect for New Business

By: Gini Dietrich | September 29, 2011 | 
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It’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 pretty sure we met because he’s a [&hellip... Read More
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Owned vs. Earned Media: Measuring the ROI

By: Gini Dietrich | September 28, 2011 | 
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Measuring 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, unaided recall, and loyalty. But more and [&hellip... Read More
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Blogger Outreach: Three Steps to a Successful Program

By: Gini Dietrich | September 27, 2011 | 
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A 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 time to get through all of the [&hellip... Read More
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Are Bloggers Community Managers?

By: Guest | September 26, 2011 | 
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Today’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 by allowing it to create itself, then [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Mayhem at Walmart and Facebook

By: Gini Dietrich | September 23, 2011 | 
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So Facebook made some big changes this week, huh? It’s been pretty funny to watch the stream. People do NOT like change. I think it’s pretty freaking cool, especially the new timeline. If you don’t yet have the new timeline enabled, this Mashable article (sorry Howie, it’s the only one I could find) tells you how. Beware, though, you’re about to get sucked in for at [&hellip... Read More