Founder of bWEST - a marketing services firm helping companies leverage social media to grow their business. Co-founder of Social Media Camp @SocMediaCamp
I actually agree, in part, with the comments from Facebook regarding the accuracy of self reported data. If you were to ask these same people who said that social media didn't influence their purchase decision, what did influence that decision, many would say a TV ad, even though there were no ads for the particular product they purchased. Happens all the time.
10 months ago on Gallup Poll is Correct: Social Media DOES NOT Influence Purchases
I have to admit that I was skeptical of BNI at first not knowing anything about it. I share Woody Allen's philosophy about clubs so there was that too. I've been a member now for 4 years and genuinely look forward to my Wednesday morning BNI meeting.
Sure it's been good for my business' bottom line but I've gained even more value from the relationships and friendships I've developed in those 4 years. We mentor each other with our complimentary business services / knowledge and provide moral support when necessary.
My advice to anyone getting started is to give it time, get involved and subscribe to the givers gain philosophy. It works!
1 year, 8 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227858
Jay, that is one thorough, informative and useful post - thank you! On the downside, having read your post I've concluded that unlike Buzz and Wave I am going to need to spend the time to learn and use G+ which I was trying to avoid.... :-)
3 years, 9 months ago on Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus
@ginidietrich Darn - keep me on your list for next time.
Yeah, we're giving 1 copy to the first 200 people the register for Social Media Camp in Victoria http://www.socialmediacamp.ca and the other 175 will be used as gifts, door prizes, raffles etc. So I don't really need another one... :)
4 years, 2 months ago on The Now Revolution: Want a Free Copy?
What a neat idea. Aaack - is it too late http://ow.ly/4059L Not that I need another copy since I just bought 375... Cheers, Chris