Please, please, please… keep your social media names, logins and passwords simple!

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. Continue reading Please, please, please… keep your social media names, logins and passwords simple!

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Pinterest is the marketing bargain of the century — free.

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. Continue reading Pinterest is the marketing bargain of the century — free.

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Fire your SEO guy. Here’s 9 reasons why social search is the new SEO.

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. Continue reading Fire your SEO guy. Here’s 9 reasons why social search is the new SEO.

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PR is dead — long live social PR

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 … Continue reading PR is dead — long live social PR

How will your message communicate on a teeny tiny screen?

It’s time to Zen your brand: The new Apple iWatch shrinks your social media content strategy.

β€œAny intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius β€” and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” ― E.F. Schumacher, “Small is Beautiful.” When I was in … Continue reading It’s time to Zen your brand: The new Apple iWatch shrinks your social media content strategy.

You can reach 1,000,000 people within a few minutes with great post on Facebook -- if it gets shared and syndicated. Only a few newspapers can reach that many readers (such as the New York Times or LA Times.)

Is Facebook fan page advertising useless?

This week, a controversial Gallup poll declared that social media was all but useless, and that nobody was influenced by social media ads and it was … Continue reading Is Facebook fan page advertising useless?

Social media is a virtual party.  Is your fan page a backyard barbecue, a formal cocktail party, a corporate conference or a drum circle?

Is your Facebook fan page a cocktail party, a barbecue, a conference or a drum circle?

The funny thing about social networking is…we often forget that it’s just a virtual party. It’s not about amassing tons of “fans” so you can have … Continue reading Is your Facebook fan page a cocktail party, a barbecue, a conference or a drum circle?

SEO? It's all about storytelling. Today people discover you through your stories. Make yours worth sharing.

15 free tips to boost your “organic” SEO and get more traffic for your website in the new year.

Advertising is the awareness you pay for. And PR is the awareness you pray for. Today, “PR” includes social media and “content marketing” — and that … Continue reading 15 free tips to boost your “organic” SEO and get more traffic for your website in the new year.