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Marketing is not dead…it’s just restin’

I’m a week late on this so my condolences to the Marketing family. According to an article in the Harvard Business Review – traditional marketing is dead. Apparently, you are no longer influenced by what you see on the television, … Continue reading

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Will the IPO kill Facebook?

Facebook goes public this Friday. That has put us on full irony alert. The company that has been pilloried by privacy wonks will be forced to shred its veil of secrecy. That is the least of Facebook’s concerns as they … Continue reading

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Just Another Frantic Friday, Episode 7

Scouring the World Wide Web to bring you the thrills of victory and the agonies of defeat. Wait, no that’s not us…just some stuff to peruse and amuse over the weekend. As always, any connections to people living or deceased … Continue reading

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Social Media Will Make You Rich

I recently received a direct message on Twitter from a new follower that promised if I clicked on his bit.ly link that my business would explode with social media. Explode? Really? I pose this question to you – has your, … Continue reading

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Social media and your customers

There is a thread threatening to take over the Starbucks Facebook page. A self-admitted loyal Starbucks customer wrote a very long, rambling letter complaining about homophobic behavior she witnessed among Starbucks employees. I won’t go into the detail, you can … Continue reading

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Social Media: Why They Are Not That Into You

2011 will be the year more small businesses, non-profits and brands in general will make the leap into social media. They will sample the stylings of the gurus and ninjas and dive into every platform they can find. They will … Continue reading

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Facebook – will the bubble burst?

I was having lunch last week with a friend and we were discussing social media and all its ramifications. I mentioned how important I thought it was that his company utilize Facebook as a way of creating deeper relationships with … Continue reading

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