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The Egregious Error of Content Marketing

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The most egregious error by small businesses is in generating content. Not that they are not creating content. Nor that they are just slapping something together to post. Okay, maybe the latter happens more frequently than it should. The E2 (egregious error) of content marketing by small businesses is that content creation is becoming more automated, even when being created …

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Social Media Lessons To Be Learned From Blurred Lines

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What social media lessons can come from the recent multi-million dollar court case? The family of Marvin Gaye will receive nearly $7.4 million after a California judge ruled that Gaye’s music was stolen by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke and used in the 2014 smash hit Blurred Lines. Williams and Thicke claimed they were inspired by, but did not use …

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The Importance of Social First Impressions

Social Media First Impressions

What I’m about to share is so important that you should put it on your task manager. Your business needs you to check every social media profile and keep the information up-to-date. Your social media’s first impression determines whether a person continues to engage with you or back out of becoming a customer. Buying decisions are made almost as quickly …

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Consent For Use of Photos, Videos, Images and Audio Recordings

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Have you ever noticed that video news footage seldom shows faces anymore. When the camera is focused on a crowd it is likely you will see bodies from the neck down or from behind. When the story involves a school, you will see backpacks, legs and shoes. You will not see faces. These decisions are driven by the right to …

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‘Twas The Moment B4 #Hangout

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It was eve of the Hangout, the biggest this year. The message delivered, the reach far and near. The earbuds would once again enter canals With content perhaps good, hopefully not banal. The speakers were clearing and rehearsing their voices Anticipating many content editing choices. High hopes were held by those watching screens That morsels from thought leaders they would …

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The Future Of Internet Marketing

Future Of Internet Marketing

The online world is changing all the time. How is it impacting internet marketing? At a recent networking meeting the challenges presented by these changes generated myriad reactions and insightful ideas. The discussion centered on the work of search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing. Which is more important—content marketing or SEO? It generated a lot of talk. It …

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The Golf Lessons Of Social Media Marketing

Golf Lessons Of Social Media

I’m a golfer. Actually, I’m a hacker. Okay! Okay! I like to think I’m a golfer. At least I look good dressed in the garb and carrying a golf bag. Now, there was a time when I was okay at golf. I could shoot in the low 90s and was threatening to score in the 80s. And I’m not talking …

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How Not To Damage Your Business With Social Media

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Social media marketing, when done strategically, creatively and thoughtfully, can build your business. Or, it can cause significant damage with your customers. I can’t tell you how many businesses have approached me with this question “Can you do my social media?” You would think my automatic response would be “Of course, we can do your social media.” It’s not. It …

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Content Lessons To Be Learned From Taco Bell

Content Lessons From Taco Bell

It’s a simple food item. Some type of flatbread is gently folded over in half and filled with a meat. This item can be picked up with the God-given eating utensils we were designed with. There is no need for flatware unless you want everyone else at the table to cast a look of consternation your direction. If you cock …

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Do I Need To Be On Google Plus?

Do I Need To Be On Google Plus

When I have been asked that question recently, I realize that I am bigger fan of Google+ than I think am. I’m not alone. Users have been quick to sign on to this social media site. However, these “users” very often fail to use Google+ effectively, if at all beyond a Gmail account. When searching Google+ on behalf of clients, …

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