“Flipping” Your Blog Easy

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**As a disclaimer, I was just informed this morning (by my Intern) that Cisco has discontinued the production of the FLIP video Camera.  So ANYWHERE I say “FLIP…”  Insert the words “Cell Phone.”  While it lacks the same fun and double entendre as “FLIP,” the premise still

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CreateWOW is Looking for Interns – #dmintern

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Growth is a positive thing. I mean growth that produces great things: Business opportunities Professional credibility Community ties Industry stability Economical security ALL good things, right? YES! So why not join the CreateWOW team and grow with us (me)? If you have a desire to join a

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The Brand Chef Launches AreYouSharketing.com

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Some of the best ideas come quickly and simply. In a conversation with a good friend, we were mulling over the unique challenges we both have with clients, agencies and production houses when it comes to being effective marketers.  He made a very valid point that “…if

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Snow Day Social Media Fun – February 2, 2011

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What do YOU do on a Snow Day in central Iowa? Well, if you’re at all involved in social media, you get online and jump into the conversation (ANY conversation). There’s always a chat, a dialogue, a debate or simply silly talk going on within Twitter. As

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The Interview… Who IS The Brand Chef?

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Have you ever wondered how I became The Brand Chef? It’s not a story I tell often, but in a recent  interview with Johnny Wright (Twitter: @unsecretshopper), better known as The UnSecret Shopper the TRUTH was revealed. The request came out of the blue (proof of building

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Marketers – You Need To SPEND!

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Economic times are tough for marketing and advertising agencies. Businesses are backing off marketing budgets. Some are folding their hands and letting fate take their brand into the abyss. Heck, some are closing the doors all together. And that directly affects the marketing and agency professionals that

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We Don’t Need Another Hero – A Rebuttal

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This morning, one of my Des Moines social media cohorts wrote a post about the recent onslaught of social media companies, consultants and “Superstars” that have recently dotted our fine city. Troy Rutter hasn’t hidden his distaste for the trend of social media consultants popping up out

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Can We Treat Our Customers Like Children?

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Yep, it’s coming. Christmas. Sure, right now it’s 93 degrees (in my neighborhood) and Christmas is a whole 156 days away, but I can almost see all of the commercials now. Don’t they start airing some time in September?!? And shortly after, my kids start communicating with

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Time Travel Isn’t Possible… YET.

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This comes off as a bit of a rant, but there are a lot of companies out there that are still behind the curve when it comes to social media marketing. It isn’t so much using the tools of social media like Facebook YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn, but the brand and marketing strategy that powers those tools.

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What A Vacation!

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What do YOU do to stay productive during vacation times? Are you able to balance work and life demands? If not, The Brand Chef has a story about his recent vacation that may make you feel good.

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