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|This is a wonderfully practical list of great tips. Thanks for sharing Jay! I especially love your tip about Google+ - going to have to take a closer look. thanks!
1 year, 12 months ago on 9 Social Media Hacks I Use Every Day
This is a topic I've never really explored in depth. Fascinating. Love the Etsy model. You have some great ideas here, and the brain is churning...
2 years ago on Three F-Commerce Techniques That Actually Work
Thanks for this recording. I can't believe how many people market without having the foggiest idea about who they're marketing too. Some great ideas here.
2 years ago on The Importance of Knowing Your Target Audience with Ameena Falchetto
This is brilliant, @jaybaer. "hiring for passion and training for skill" - fabulous. I so agree. The workplace is changing so fast, and our schools are still training for the industrial age. Mind boggling. Everyone needs to watch this.
2 years, 2 months ago on Why People Provide the Power of Now
Love what you said about listening to people. We don't do that often enough. It's easy to get tied up in what we have to say, and what we have to offer, that we forget that others are mostly concerned with themselves. If we honour that, listen, and provide accordingly, I think we have a good chance of coming out on top.
2 years, 3 months ago on How To Make Your Content Interesting and Useful with Marcus Sheridan
We've done this with our social media, and are finding it really helpful. It's a point so many miss. Thanks for bringing it out into the open again!
2 years, 4 months ago on Use SEO to Improve Your Social Media Listening
Oh, I so agree with this. What a blessing it would be if we all stopped advertising and instead shared, supported and educated. Actually, some advertising isn't a problem. It's the shove it in your face until you gag kind of advertising I'd dearly love to see the back end of! thanks, Jay!
2 years, 4 months ago on Is Youtility the Future of Marketing?
I just had a client this week send me a "whine" about receiving yet another invite to yet another new social media tool. I keep coming back to my original question - are the majority of my target market there? It's only when my target market is highly active on a certain tool/in a certain place that I need to even consider the tool. If they're not using it, neither am I. I think we sometimes forget the basics in light of the bells and whistles.
2 years, 5 months ago on Social Media Success is About the Wizard, Not the Wand
A Treadmill desk is my next major purchase/creation. I've been looking at several options (including trying to get my husband to build one for me!) I'm a walker in addition to a marketer, and absolutely love this idea. It was fun seeing your results. Thanks.
2 years, 5 months ago on Treadmill Desk and Multi-tasking
Thanks for this, Jay. I love the bit about "social media happens fast, but success is accrued very slowly". That's something people just don't get. We're back to the old "know like and trust" - which has always been the case. Social Media makes us think that it should happen faster online. I think it happens more slowly. Great post. Thanks for sharing!
2 years, 7 months ago on The 3 Keys to Social Influence
Great article, Jay. Not much into the video as you force me to sit still and listen for a certain amount of time. I'd rather scan and glean. It's well done, though. I do like that you give me the choice!
2 years, 7 months ago on Don’t Be a Content Marketing Grinch
Great article. Thanks. Personally I hate leaving a phone number because I dread being hassled to death by sales calls. I'll leave a "catch all" email address and then if I know I want to move ahead with someone, I'll give them more valuable contact information. In my mind, a site has to earn the right to get close.
2 years, 8 months ago on 5 Ways to Deliver B2B Marketing Content that Sells (Without Sabotaging Sales)