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Small Business Still Requires Big Planning

There are a lot of positive signs that small businesses are starting to adopt social media marketing as an integrated component of their overall business plans.  One significant change, based on a February 2010 Small Business Success Index report, is the fact that social media usage among

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Word-Of-Mouth At Light Speed

Having worked in the restaurant industry through most of my adolescence and into my early 20’s, I was well aware of the old adage that went something like: If a single upset customer tells 10 friends about an unsatisfactory experience, it’s conceivable those 10 friends could perpetuate

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Your Marketing Can’t Fix Crazy…

Yes, I said it. As “The Brand Chef,” that’s something I never thought would come out of my mouth.  But in a recent meeting with a friend, I closed my laptop, pushed my chair back and looked him straight in the eye and said these exact words:

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3 Questions You Need To Ask

Social media tools are easy to acquire…  Sure.  But just like a sharp knife, you may not want to hand it over to any shlub that walks into the kitchen.  If your company wants to start cooking up some social media marketing, you’d better be ready to

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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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Hello, I’m Following You On Twitter.

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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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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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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Lesson Learned: Opportunity Knocks (Quietly…)

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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