Flourish Where You Live

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When I started this little title contest I asked myself one, somewhat intimidating question.  “What if I didn’t see any entries?” It happened before. I was terrified, but with faith in my social media community, I posted anyway. I checked stats after an hour – nothing.  I

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Conquer Writer’s Block – Save The World!

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Life spins around us pretty fast. It’s astounding that when we sit down to write, create, work, or whatever; the world comes to a screeching halt. Of course the distractions, the annoying emails, the tweets and post alerts seem to continue, but when creating really matters, you

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You’re Going To Die Anyway

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Feel that? It’s your life slipping away. Yep. Every second of every minute that you spend reading this post, you’re slowly dying. Breath by breath, each heartbeat with each syllable, you creep closer to the end. oooooooooh…. Pretty ominous, huh? So, why the dark perspective? Well, this

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Small Business Still Requires Big Planning

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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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Pioneering The Memory Sharing Niche

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How does a Kodak, confronted with technology threats and a dated brand, change their position and re-brand themselves to be relevant and engaging to a new audience? Create a new niche! Read more to learn how it’s done.

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Under A Social Media Spell?

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Look deeply into my eyes… you are feeling veeeery sleepy… sleeeeepy… deeeeper… deeeeeeeeper… relax and let the social media mystique take you to a happier place. Deeeeper… Yeah, sometimes I feel like social media has cast some kind of spell over businesses, specifically the marketing departments of

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Addiction Can Be A Good Thing?

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Hello, my name is Andy…  I’m a Social Media Addict. (all together now…  Hellooooo Andy!) Can you see it – some big, mental-ward-like facility filled with a circle of gray, plastic chairs…  smoke hanging heavy in the air like some support group meeting (enter Nurse Rached)?  Is

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Get-Going Grooves – Volume 1

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Music is part of my personal brand.  I’ve written about it before. But for the last six months I’ve created quite a significant illustration of that particular personal brand trait. As a little joke/hat-tip to my friend, Terry Starbucker, I started tweeting about what was rolling off

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Don’t Leave Your Customer Out In The Cold

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For those of you that know me, locally, you’ve all probably heard (or even witnessed) the troubles I’ve been having with my 2004 Jeep Liberty. It seems like the winter of ’09-’10 has taken a pretty good toll on my little SUV. And for the past 14

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Good Branding… It’s In The Eye Of The Beholder

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(or…  lighten up already) Tell me, just who does your brand relate to? Good branding is subjective.  “A good brand” is completely based on the perspective of its target audience. One group of people can stand in a room and rip a brand from head-to-toe for everything

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