TWITTER? You Must Be Insane…

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“How in the heck can 140 characters make any impact on my customers?” Just a one of the response I’ve received from Nay-Sayers when I talk about using Twitter as a marketing tool. “Mindless babble…” “Fanboy frivolity…” I usually sit and listen (patiently) while they list out

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T.G.I. Fridays Steps In It Socially?

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T.G.I. Fridays …  what can you say but “ubiquitous?” They’re everywhere. From every other street corner of any slightly metropolitan city to parodies in cult films, they’ve become the Walgreens of the “casual dining” industry. If there’s a cross section of people and commerce, they’ll be there,

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It’s Good Business, And It’s All About People.

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Do you know anyone that you’d call a “Go-Getter?” Yeah, that guy/gal that always seems to be working on getting results at virtually any cost?  Sure, I know ’em quite well. I know, because I have always been one… A “do-er,” as one employer labeled me.  I

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Campaigning For “Youville” – Telling VS. Talking

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Are you successful in social media campaigning? Look around you.  Is there anyone else with you?  Is there anyone even near you? Okay…  I say that somewhat figuratively.  But think about it.  Are you TELLING others about your business, your industry, politics, dreams, fears, or aspirations? Or

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If Traditional Media Is Dead, Now What?

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It’s happened again.  Another failed attempt to reformulate a dysfunctional communication model has been rejected by readers, commuters and, well, basically everyone on the planet. Back in January, I found an interesting fact on journalism.org that illustrated dramatic declines in readership of traditional newspapers, magazines, as well

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