Guest

How a Single Professional Female Practices Safe Social Media

By: Guest | July 26, 2011 | 
100
We are happy to introduce our very own Crister DelaCruz in today’s guest post. I’m known amongst my friends as the one who had a digital life even before Facebook (or MySpace) became popular. They think I’m an online “media techie” which cracks me up. I’m far from it, but I see where they might think that. I’m the one who “posts a lot on Facebook,” [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Five Tips for Using LinkedIn for Business Growth

By: Gini Dietrich | July 26, 2011 | 
116
This first ran on Women Grow Business, a Network Solutions blog that Shonali Burke edits and manages. One of the most untapped social media tools is LinkedIn. Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+ are the media darlings while LinkedIn, which has been around longer than any of the tools combined, continues to grow and provide value without all the celebrity. Sparkle and shine notwithstanding, the fact remains [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Seven Great Questions on Blogging

By: Guest | July 25, 2011 | 
52
Today’s guest post is by Nate Riggs. It is a long one; to address all the unanswered questions from last week’s webinar. We designed it so you can skim through any questions that are helpful to you. Late last week, I was jazzed to have the opportunity to lead a Spin Sucks Pro webinar on the Art of Blogging (as opposed to the science and data [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Creepy Old Guys and Memories

By: Gini Dietrich | July 22, 2011 | 
64
Well, to say I created a kerfuffle (to borrow from Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson) this week is putting it mildly. I learned some new blogging lessons this week; lessons I’ll likely share in a few weeks, after the dust settles. Until then, let’s have a little fun. Both Bob LeDrew and Marc Girolimetti posted AWESOME videos of Sesame Street characters rapping. I was watching them [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Social Media Fatigue

By: Gini Dietrich | July 21, 2011 | 
187
Does it feel like it was JUST Facebook question of the week time?! Today is Thursday. Right?? Well, if I’m wrong and it’s not Thursday, surprise! I’m coming to you from a hotel room. But last time I recorded from a hotel room my friend Damian Dayton very kindly suggested I place myself in front of a window. I took his advice. Turns out I did [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Four Gaming Dynamics for Businesses

By: Gini Dietrich | July 20, 2011 | 
37
This was first published on Joey Strawn’s blog. So if you read it there, move to the comments as there is nothing new to see here. Speaking of Joey, he is the first person who told me I need to pay attention to gaming online. No, not online poker, but gaming that provides a fun and competitive reason for people to come back to your website [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Using Competition to Drive Brand Engagement

By: Guest | July 19, 2011 | 
12
Today’s guest post is written by Natalie Sisson Let’s face it, humans are competitive by nature. Since 8th Century BC, the Ancient Olympic Games have shown us that we like to have a platform on which to stand following our Herculean efforts of doing better than everyone else. Fast forward to the 21st Century and smart brands know how to work that sense of competition to [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Spotify Is Not Your Dad’s Radio Station

By: Gini Dietrich | July 19, 2011 | 
160
Let’s talk about something a little less polarizing today, shall we? Something like, say, how freaking cool Spotify is and that everyone should get (at the minimum) a free account?! OK. Yes, let’s do that. First things first. If you don’t have an account, go get yourself one. Click here and it should let you in. It’s my invite code, but I don’t think it gets [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Beware the Google+ Experts

By: Gini Dietrich | July 18, 2011 | 
518
There is something going on in the social media world that is really bothering me. The “experts” are taking advantage of people who feel like they’re going to be left behind if they don’t figure out Google+. Now. And, because we all are limited in our time, people are shelling out money to have someone teach them how to use the tool. Stop it. Right now... Read More