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My answer for vacays: Recharge = no actual work, meaning no time set aside to dig into. Plenty of thinking, pondering on life and work, thinking on big projects can be good, super creative. I don't follow social, including mostly staying away from Facebook. Occasional cleaning of emails every few days, or re-routing of stuff like Nick talks about below is ok to avoid the "vacay hangover hot mess day back deluge of inbox overload".  By Day 3 or 4 though, you start to lose the urge to check in, don't resist it. Go with it. It'll all be ok. None of what we marketers do has people dying on the operating table.

1 year, 6 months ago on Vacation: 100% Off the Grid or Occasional Check In?

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Love Southwest.

2 years, 5 months ago on Social Business Is About Actions Not Words

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You've been a dynamic duo--and it's been a pleasure working with you both. Cheers to your success Pat and your future endeavors--and to you DJ, on the awesomeness that is Waldow Social. We love teaming up with you on all the great stuff happening in our partnership. (Incidentally, just for the record, for the readers of this blog...that bear hug---it happened at our offices. Glad we could be the catalyst for in-person meeting.)

2 years, 7 months ago on About Pat

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DJ--love that you did a blog post on this topic. You have a unique ability to honor your relationships with love and respect at all costs. We cherish that special talent you have. And that's why we partnered with you and the Waldow Social team. You rock.

2 years, 8 months ago on Chris Brogan on Selling To Your Friends

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Jay - thanks for the review here. I'm especially thankful for your audience of sharp marketers who ask the tough questions, like "Ryan Malone" and "figart"below. It means you have an engaged, intelligent tribe that has come to trust you... and in marketing that's the best kind of community to build. We were happy to give you a demo and let you decide for yourself what you think of our software. Thrilled that you saw the magic that an all-in-one sales and marketing software can mean for small businesses. Getting the thumbs-up from someone like you, who's seen just about every tool out there across the sales, marketing and social sphere, is big. And we're pumped about it.

I'm certain you'll like our upcoming product release in January that incorporates social media into the mix, as well as some other enhancements in usability and functionality coming down the pike later in the next few months.

Thanks for all you, and your readers, do in enlightening the world on ways to be a better brand marketer.

@kathysacks

VP Communications, Infusionsoft

2 years, 9 months ago on Marketing Automation for Everyone with Infusionsoft

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@ericboggs Both companies you mentioned here are great tools as well and have wide adoption. They are more designed for mid-size and larger companies, or those smallish organizations that intend to grow their sales teams over time.

2 years, 9 months ago on Marketing Automation for Everyone with Infusionsoft

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Great post Jay Baer. Communications is strategic. Period. It's why you need seasoned, passionate, big thinkers in the role working for someone who has a seat at the executive, senior management table. Or in smaller orgs, they are at the table already. It's key your community manager be plugged in to the higher level conversation happening in the org.

To throw an intern into it is no bueno. But you can surely have a less seasoned person work alongside your community manager so they apprentice and build the chops over time.

2 years, 9 months ago on Permission is the Enemy of Speed

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We are psyched to be sponsoring the book giveaway. The book speaks directly to the people who can benefit from social media marketing the most: small businesses.

@kathysacks

VP Communications, Infusionsoft

2 years, 10 months ago on No B.S. Social Media Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway

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Buying the book now. Solid interview! Kelly--I look forward to meeting you when you are here in Arizona Oct 10-11 for BOLO conference.

2 years, 11 months ago on How to Market to People Not Like You

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Glad you're on board getting the benefits of Infusionsoft! ... And sharing your experiences here in your blog. You're right--we're there for marketers who have outgrown simple email marketing or autoresponders. Most are looking to segment their contacts every which way till Sunday, and have the ability to target their marketing outreach with automatic triggers that are "set off" through customer and prospect behaviors and purchasing history.

I'd love to hear more if you're so inclined... What is it specifically about our software that you especially find useful in your business?

-Kathy Sacks, @kathysacks

VP Communications, Infusionsoft

3 years, 2 months ago on Finally True Personalized Marketing With Infusionsoft

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