Will you please focus your personal brand?

If there is one thing I could ask all of my clients to do it's this: Please focus your brand. I know, I know. We're all wearing many hats now. Multiple revenue streams are one way people cope with the challenge of today's economy. We're afraid to turn down business so we try to be … Continue reading Will you please focus your personal brand?

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Should You Remove Your Google Search History Before Google’s New Privacy Policy Takes Effect?

You've probably noticed this message on Gmail, Google, You Tube and all of the other Google-owned services you use lately. And like most of us, you probably clicked and ignored it. We're changing our privacy policy. This stuff matters. If you do click "learn more," you get this message: "Our new (privacy) policy covers multiple … Continue reading Should You Remove Your Google Search History Before Google’s New Privacy Policy Takes Effect?

What makes you influential on social media? (It’s not what you think.)

What makes you influential on social media? Just as in mainstream journalism, great content is key. Great headlines grab the reader. Posting frequently and regularly and being the first to break the news is key. And just as magazines have long known, pass along readership is key to great circulation. But the main thing that … Continue reading What makes you influential on social media? (It’s not what you think.)

7 lazy ways to shamelessly promote your blog and social media posts to get more traffic

  1. Use "Share This" widgets to shamelessly self promote. Whether you're using WordPress or any other blogging or web development tool, you can use the "Share This" widget on your website to quickly promote your posts .  Just install the widget on your site and right after you file your post share it shamelessly! … Continue reading 7 lazy ways to shamelessly promote your blog and social media posts to get more traffic

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 or … Continue 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 errupted … Continue 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 about … Continue reading Seven lame, business-killing excuses for not having a social media presence.