8 free (or cheap) ways to give your web branding a new look for the New Year

This down time between Christmas and the first week of the New Year is a perfect opportunity to give your personal branding a lift and start the New Year with a fresh image. Here are eight ways you can use free templates and other inexpensive tools available on the web to give your business orContinue reading “8 free (or cheap) ways to give your web branding a new look for the New Year”

Executive social media jobs exploding. (It’s not just for ninjas, gurus and interns anymore.)

2010 was the year of the uber-embarrassing social media blunder: Southwest Airlines threw celebrity Kevin Smith off a plane for being too fat to fly in one seat. Smith’s Tweets about the incident were not only widely read and hilarious, but a PR nightmare for the airline. The Gap changed their logo and the blogosphere erruptedContinue reading “Executive social media jobs exploding. (It’s not just for ninjas, gurus and interns anymore.)”

Seven lame, business-killing excuses for not having a social media presence.

This article was selected as 1 of 1 million WordPress posts to be on Freshly Pressed where it created a momentary sensation and 15 minutes of social media fame for me. It’s two years old now, and clients are still making excuses so I am running it first to remind you all that it’s aboutContinue reading “Seven lame, business-killing excuses for not having a social media presence.”

Why the only website worth having is a blog.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) organizes the pages on the website for both the search engine spiders and the visitors to the site. Search engines look for your site based on combinations of words on the site. The more words you have on your site, the easier it is to find. That’s why a blog is so much more effective than a static webpage.

Social media — it’s just a very, very short story

Social media is nothing to be afraid of. It’s just a story. A very, very short story. In the world of PR, you send out a press release once a month, maybe if you’re in the Fortune 500, once a week. And you wait  and wait … and wait and hope and pray and waitContinue reading “Social media — it’s just a very, very short story”

6 ways to determine which social sites are best for your business.

Proactively seek out the free listings first. The ones that are selling ads will seek you out and beg you to spend. Personally, I would hire a competent social media/marketing consultant first and foremost before I paid for advertising.