The "California Syndrome" as explained by Business and wealth coach JT Foxx. (JT is from Florida, and he's got a refreshing perspective on Californians. I was attending one of JT's seminars in Silicon Valley recently, and scribbled these notes.) Or: "Why everyone is so annoyingly non committal about committing to your event?" JT quips: "It's … Continue reading Is your event affected by the non-committal “California Syndrome”?
People ask me: "How can I get 3,000 people to "like" my #Facebook post? Well, it's very easy. Just create an engaging, visual post and pay $5 bucks for a boost! I always recommend that you first post your content "organically" (unpaid) and experiment to see what "sticks." Once you discover engaging content, then pay … Continue reading How to get 3,000 “likes” on your Facebook post.
The worst thing that happens is when the former social media manager gets fired, is totally p#$$$%^ off and changes all the passwords and then refuses to hand them over. This can literally bring your business to its knees! And this happens a whole lot more than hacking.
I was talking to a client the other day who wanted more visibility. They had a hideously long URL for their company website. I rolled my eyes. I immediately knew they were doomed to failure unless they changed their name. I asked: "Is there any way you can find a shorter url?" My prospective client … Continue reading What’s in a name? Everything! 10 reasons why naming strategy is crucial for your brand.
Pinterest is uber viral -- because each and every one of those "seeds" it sends out, in the form of a pin, will link back to your website -- forever -- no matter where it lands.
By creating your own "news" in press releases and social media posts, you are boosting your website traffic and page rank. You still want to get "real news" too -- articles in credible blogs, newspapers, magazines, radio and TV coverage.
PR is dead. Did you hear me? The career I've been in for 18 years -- dead. Over. Toast. Done. It's evolved into something much more powerful and effective. Social PR. I think that PR and social media are not separate anymore -- and are in fact the same thing. I've seen social media evolve … Continue reading PR is dead — long live social PR
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” ― E.F. Schumacher, "Small is Beautiful." When I was in art school, my teacher, Mr. Nick used to constantly say: "Simple says more." That stuck … Continue reading It’s time to Zen your brand: The new Apple iWatch shrinks your social media content strategy.