Amanda Cleary Eastep
freelance writer and editor (because my nunchuck skills are underappreciated)
@ExtremelyAvg Looks like I may have started at the beginning? Henry Wood Detective Agency for Kindle...
4 days, 13 hours ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes
@ExtremelyAvg Hi, I just got you $2.99 closer to being a full-time novelist! Can't wait to read it. :)
4 days, 14 hours ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes
@belllindsay @ginidietrich Gals, gals, quit fighting. We're all friends here, right...RIGHT?
4 days, 15 hours ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes
You're a lovely human being. Thanks for sharing more of yourself with us.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes
@jolynndeal Yes you are and thank you! I've heard good things about Mailchimp and checked plug-ins a while ago but need to revisit.
5 days, 9 hours ago on List-building: Keep your email opt-in simple
@ginidietrich Cool to have these real life examples happening as we speak.
5 days, 10 hours ago on PR Spam: The Haggler Takes the PR Industry to Task
Jo Lynn, my blog on Wordpress has "followers." Is there a way to have only an email opt-in so that they receive blog updates but so I can also email them with other updates/news? I don't have an email list currently but would like to get it set up.
5 days, 12 hours ago on List-building: Keep your email opt-in simple
@bradmarley Crazy. All that time you were required to spend providing a report, you could have spent pitching.
5 days, 13 hours ago on PR Spam: The Haggler Takes the PR Industry to Task
Clients/companies/orgs are often numbers/quantity-minded. How many places did you send the release to (sorry about that preposition, Gini)? How many releases have you sent this month?
In addition to being responsible for respecting and working well with media contacts, as a PR professional, I also have to educate people in my company to understand that not everything is BIG NEWS and that releases should be well-written news stories that truly offer value for the audiences of the media outlets to which we send them.
5 days, 14 hours ago on PR Spam: The Haggler Takes the PR Industry to Task
@JoeCardillo That's a good point and where strong leadership and vision need to maintain the right focus and heart.
5 days, 15 hours ago on Email Marketing is a Conversation
If they could make an advert showing my father's reaction when he used to step on our Lego blocks, that would be a winner. The ad you shared is a great example of the authentic emotion children and adults experience together (although the actual constructions were a bit more complex than we ever managed). :)
I loved this post...funny that I was just saying to my grown kids the other day that building Lego with them was one of my favorite play times.
5 days, 16 hours ago on How LEGO Markets To Its Target Audiences
Constantly give value...honest and useful.
Not just tactics but words to live by, Joe. Nice post!
5 days, 17 hours ago on Email Marketing is a Conversation
Yes! The proverbial "baby steps" make a difference. My favorite point is that the choice to move forward on achieving a goal can have a positive effect on other aspects of your life.
6 days, 8 hours ago on One simple change that will positively affect everything you do
No mugging occurred, did have a close call with a drunk guy in Charleston tho
6 days, 12 hours ago on Social Media: Six Ways to Evolve in 2014
I may have been a hippy in another life... The mountains, the art, can't wait to go back!
Sounds like a fun weekend! We were in Asheville, NC, just for the heck of it. Awesome place. Thanks for the post, it's helping me think about what I need to do as I go into the new year. It's difficult to be prolific via social media when I can't really do much during the work day.
6 days, 17 hours ago on Social Media: Six Ways to Evolve in 2014
Thanks for this post, Kate, and for the great comments it encouraged. Very helpful. I've not used newswire services, mainly because building relationships with local media contacts has been the most beneficial, and I prefer it. But it's always good to consider something anew, and your post helped provide some good information.
6 days, 18 hours ago on Why Newswire Services Don’t Work (and When They Do)
@jolynndeal Oh, well, thanks! I enjoyed the post. Love the "conversation." :)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Social Media ROI: What is the value of a business blog? [INFOGRAPHIC]
@jolynndeal I see that after reading more closely! What I've found is that employees don't even check the company website as often as you think they might for current news and stories, at least not in the places where I've worked. But I think you're right in the potential a blog holds for helping employees understand brand and direction. The challenge would be to make the company blog relevant for employees, something they find benefits them.
I found the 59% stat from Gallup interesting. Good to know employees find the blog helpful. I've seen companies sharing blogging duties. I wonder if that percentage rises if the blogger is the CEO/owner of the company.