Less of a Pivot more of a Pirouette

Less of a Pivot more of a Pirouette

Pivot. Webster’s dictionary defines it as “a pin, point, or short shaft on the end of which¬†something rests and turns, or upon and about which something rotates or oscillates.” It has several other definitions that are similar in nature. None of them include the meaning that has been grasped by the digiterati in particular where [...]

SXSW From The Sidelines

SXSW From The Sidelines

This is the first year I haven’t attended SXSW in seven years. I’ve attended badged, unbadged as a speaker and as an attendee. This year I was in both the fortunate and unfortunate position of being swamped with work. I was very tempted when a big brand offered me a free ticket and transportation to [...]

3 Things Your Business Should Spend On Before Social Media

3 Things Your Business Should Spend On Before Social Media

I have no doubt that you have already seen a dozen posts on the best Social Media tips and tricks for 2013, but before you start writing your must do list of Social Media I want to encourage you to spend money on three different things before you do. Before I get into the three [...]

Twitter Vine: A Product Going Nowhere

Twitter Vine: A Product Going Nowhere

Last week the Social Media Guru’s were at it again, declaring the creation of the next big thing as Vine, the 6 second Video platform produced by Twitter. Only last week I wrote about Facebook’s Graph Search as being rolled out purely for those in the industry – a product that no one else would [...]

Why Facebook’s Graph Search Doesn’t Matter

Why Facebook’s Graph Search Doesn’t Matter

Last week Facebook launched another new feature, Graph Search. When I heard the name my eyes glazed over – it sounded far too like a high school math class to me. In many ways it is. There have already been hundreds of posts about the amazing new feature, how it will empower, enhance and otherwise [...]

Small Businesses Need PR lessons

As an author and writer I regularly use the service HARO (Help A Reporter Out) I’ve actually been using it for a few years now. If you are looking for sources, comments, ideas etc on a story you are writing it is, in my experience, the best service available – especially as it is free! [...]

Getting Personal With Your Social Marketing

Getting Personal With Your Social Marketing

Today’s post is a guest post from Anita Brady. Anita Brady leads the team at www.123Print.com. 123Print offers customizable print products for business and life situations, and has everything needed to market a business. A place where you can make your own business cards and design other promotional items that combine high quality and customization [...]

Did LinkedIn Just Kill Its Value?

Did LinkedIn Just Kill Its Value?

LinkedIn introduced a new feature this week., endorsements based on keywords. On the surface this might look like a great idea. After all getting people to actually write you a recommendation can be difficult and time consuming but if all they have to do is click a button well that should speed the process up. [...]

“Like Us On Facebook”:Why It Doesn’t Work

“Like Us On Facebook”:Why It Doesn’t Work

You’ve seen signs in stores, icons on websites and various other places – “Like Us On Facebook” they say, and they leave it at that. Not only is this bad marketing, it shows a complete lack of understanding of both your customers and Social Media. The trouble with Social Media is that it has been [...]

Fancy and The $15 Fakes

Fancy and The $15 Fakes

I’ve been using Fancy for sometime now and for the most part I really like it as a discover tool particularly for fashion. Essentially it is a Pinterest competitor. Fancy touted its integration with one click buying as being the major difference between it and Pinterest and other “Pin” board copies. While that might be [...]