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Competition, Cooperation In Social Media – What A Week!

When it comes to a little friendly competition, I’m all game.  I love the challenge.  I love the strategy.  And obviously, my friends over at Lessing Flynn advertising agency, think the same way. At the end of what was an extremely busy social media week for Central

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Are You Listening?

How do social media tools work within your marketing plan?  Have you thought of how to integrate Twitter into your public relations strategy?  Is your employer brand reflected properly on LinkedIn?  Can social media augment all of these practices? All very valid questions… At this week’s Greater

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Inbound Marketing 101 – Picking The Brains!

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a sticky wicket, especially for me – basically a “marketing/branding guy.”  I’m still very green, but I’ve learned quite a bit from the HUGE brains of local developers (and friends), as well as those I follow through blogs and other sites. One

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Watch Where You’re Swingin’ That Thing…

Desire and a baseball bat… maybe a leather glove…  That would make me a major leaguer, wouldn’t it?  No? Okay, well, then give me some spiffy pin-striped pants and a jersey with the number “2” on it…  Now I’m just like Derek Jeter, right? STOP IT! Just

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TWITTER? You Must Be Insane…

“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?

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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Are You Ready For Socialnomics™?

Explain to your parents the fascination you have with social media.  Better yet, explain the advantages of social media MARKETING to a company CEO, CFO, CMO or any number of other CxO’s.  They’ll stare at you like some kind of snake oil salesman. Better yet, give them

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Seven Steps To Staying Socially Top-Of-Mind

What is your brand doing to maintain relevance to its audience?  If your / your company’s brand is dependent on continued exposure in a specific market, what are the steps you’re taking to maintain that contact and staying “top-of-mind?” Back in “the day” it was a combination

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Amazon & Zappos Sittn’ In A Tree…

K – I – S – S – ING… First comes LOVE, then comes MARRIAGE…  (then, a whole bunch of legal jargon) But what comes next? For $800 million, Amazon gets the opportunity to plug their Teflon-esque business model in to the Gen-Y Juggernaut that is Zappos.

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Will Tweet For Food

Ran across this great story from CNN on a New York gourmet catering service that is utilizing Twitter to update customers and followers on everything from the hours of operation, to specials, even WHERE the truck will be at any given moment! I just have to say

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