Social Media Victories — and how to win them

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Bay Area Consultants hear SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS from popular speaker Patrick Schwerdtfeger Back by popular request, Patrick presented more detailed online marketing tactics — building from his earlier talk on social media basics delivered last fall. Author of Webify Your Business, Patrick spoke at 127 events around the globe in 2009. He shares social media […]

Top Trends in Blogging & Twitter via Mashable

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 Blogging,Twitter         1 comment

This morning as I was catching up with some of the blog posts I missed yesterday, I stopped for a deeper look at the Mashable article on Five Top Trends from experts attending  the recent BlogWorld Expo. One of my intentions is to find at least one post a day to write a comment or […]

Social Media Victories: presentation by Patrick Schwerdtfeger for Bay Area Consultants — BACN

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As a Bay Area Consultant myself, I was thrilled to attend my first BACN breakfast meeting and hear Patrick Schwerdtfeger tell 80 of us all about his “Social Media Victories.” Patrick’s one-hour talk featured case studies where organizations leveraged Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube to increase revenue and brand awareness . . . but what […]

The “Secret” to pumping your own Google Juice: External Links

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 Blogging         6 comments

Getting started in Social Media is all about JUST DOING IT! That’s what I continue to do — and exactly what I suggest to those listening to me. [Those NOT listening to me get the same advice, and I know it’s just a matter of time until they, too, jump in.] My TWO Biggies this […]

Change is never, never easy: The Old PR Pitch must evolve to PR 2.0 Dialogue

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“PR 2.0: A Promising Future” — Part 4 of Putting the Public BACK in PR is quite an ambitious undertaking I covered the first section, ch. 15 on Community Managers in an earlier post. And today’s article only begins to summarize some of the key points in the three very diverse chapters remaining in Part […]

Advertising or Entertainment via Online Video — What’s the difference?

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Many “fortune-tellers” are saying that the Future of Advertising is on YouTube, and some of my PR students from this semester agree. In fact, surveys show that Online Video is the Focus of Digital Marketing for 2009. Two reasons: Videos build brand awareness and enhance customer engagement. Here is the third in a series of […]

No guarantees, but here are tips to “Go Viral”

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The great thing about the Viral Video Phenomenon is that you don’t need a professional film crew. Let your imagination be Director and your “sense of fun” do the scripting. Although it is virtually impossible to create a Web marketing program that is guaranteed to go viral, according to David Meerman Scott and other pundits, […]

Viral Video — Advertising left Madison Avenue for Your Avenue

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Who knew that back in Feb 2005 three former Pay Pal employees would introduce a video-sharing website that would be gobbled up by Google a year-and-a-half later and now seems very likely to herald a powerful new way for people to sell products and services? What’s viral and how do you do it? My Public […]

15 Social Media Maxims for Marketers – My Comments

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Sharing and commenting is the “name of the game” in the Social Media World, so I’m re-distributing a great post I read Monday morning by Erik Qualman and including my own comments on each maxim. Like the structure of a blog — where you read the most recent entry first — I’m starting with number […]

10 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Like Me Should Embrace Social Media

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The Future is NOT just “in the future.” The Future is NOW! Just after New Year’s, a friend told me she was spending three hours a day on Facebook. “How could you be wasting so much of your life!” I’d asked her — genuinely concerned that she was “stupid” for getting caught up in all […]

Blogging is New World Pathway

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 Blogging         5 comments

“Write your own blog post everyday, but spend twice as much time reading other people’s blogs — and comment” We had Sleepy Blogger, aka Robyn Tippins, come to PR class at San Francisco State, Tuesday, May 12, on the second last day of our exciting adventure into the World of All Things Social Media. In […]

Facebook is a Waste of Time

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 Twitter         10 comments

. . .  and Twitter is for Dummies, and Friendfeed, well, that’s way over the top! Just how is one supposed to counter .  . . and even live with . . . people who just don’t “get it” i.e., that the world has changed dramatically? “Everything never changes. Something has changed and it impacts […]

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