How To Kick Start A Community –an Ongoing List

One of the top 10 questions in social media marketing asked is “How do we kick start our community?”  This post aims at providing some resources for brands that are preparing their community strategy. The old adage of the field of dreams isn’t true -if you build it–they won’t neccesarily come. Brands must have a…

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Fly As Much As You Want With Jet Blue

I’m not big into flying. In fact, it’s one of my biggest fears in life. However, I do occasionally force myself to get on a plane just to overcome that silly fear. A couple of weeks ago I flew out to…

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Data Indicates Facebook Reaching Mainstream Visitor Rate (Compete, Alexa, Quantcast)

Facebook’s stats page indicate that they’ve 250mm uniques users, with 120mm unique visitors per day. I rarely believe numbers provided by vendors as they can easily be stretched so it’s important to compare third party data sources. Looking at just one source is never enough, but comparing trend lines across 3 multiple data sources really…

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Podcast: Understand Facebook Connect for Business

Invest 20 minutes to listen to this podcast focused on how Facebook Connect helps brands connect with existing communities.  This podcast, hosted by Aaron Strout of Powered, was joined by the digital editor of AdWeek, Brian Morrissey and marketing blogger/consultant, Susan Getgood, and myself. You can also download the Mp3 file directly.  Get more details about…

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Web Strategy: How To Integrate Social Technologies with Virtual Events

I’ve participated in dozens of online and virtual events, including created my own, below is a playbook to think about virtual events as they intersect with the social web. While the scope of this article is focused on online virtual events, many of these tips can be used in real world events and the like.…

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Reduce Stress With A Rebounder

If you are ever feeling stressed, bummed out, or lacking energy, you must get yourself a rebounder, or trampoline. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq0Uhqfu63A

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Facebook Acquires Social Veterans in FriendFeed Deal

Update: CNN captured my thoughts as well as the Financial Times Facebook makes a play and acquires Friendfeed, a sharing and aggregation tool that helps people find out what their friends are doing. Read Friendfeed’s announcement, and Facebook’s blog post. A few months ago the Facebook and Twitter deal fell apart, and Facebook knows it must open…

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People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: August 7, 2009

Despite a downturn in the economy, we continue to recognize those moving in the social media space. I’ve started this post series (see archives) to both track and congratulate folks who get promoted, move, or accept new exciting positions. Please help me congratulate the following folks: Kevin Marks, famed Google employee has now joined Ribbit…

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The Founders Club Is NOW OPEN!!

IT’S OPEN! IT’S OPEN! IT’S OPEN! Our brand new exclusive club for online entrepreneurs… The Founders Club… is NOW OPEN for enrollment. Don’t miss this. Get your Membership right now… and then… come on in… Click Here To Join The Club Right Now

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Your Brand New Founders Club Membership Is Here!

Rich Schefren is giving away FOR FREE 5 of his most popular products on Wednesday, August 5th at 3PM Eastern Time. PLUS, he’s giving away Membership to his brand new Founders Club FOR PENNIES compared to any other training he’s ever done. IT’S JUST CRAZY RIGHT NOW! This is truly YOUR CHANCE to get access…

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