Competition, Cooperation In Social Media – What A Week!

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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?

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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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Watch Where You’re Swingin’ That Thing…

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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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Hello, I’m Following You On Twitter.

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Now that you have a Twitter account, what do you do to make it work for you? Jump In and Start Tweeting: Social media is not exactly social in the beginning.  It’s a lot of people, alone, standing at the edge of the chasm yelling trivial facts

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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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Lesson Learned: Opportunity Knocks (Quietly…)

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Before you delete that “junk mail,” you may want to reconsider…  And here’s why… I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t get a lot of email through my Studio 24 site. I rarely look at it and it’s grossly out-of-date. When I do get email

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Uh… Better Late Than Never?

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So, I picked up an issue of Advertising Age (actual print *gasp*) last week and slowly perused. On the cover article, reading, “Brands aren’t simply brands anymore. They’re the center of a maelstrom of social and political dialogue made possible by digital media…” as an opening quote

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It Takes A Village To Raise A Brand

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Some companies have already pulled back the reigns on marketing communications, advertising, and building brand awareness. Why? Economy? Fear? Speculation? Hooey! Instead of spending your time and money trying to skirt around our economic problems (e.g. – cutting advertising, slashing marketing and basically hiding in your shell);

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