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I wouldn't complain too much Kristen... it will, at least in the the short-term give you something to do; provided you can persuade their clients to re=engage and do it correctly this next time. It not about have a lot of followers but having a lot of customers, advocates and evangelists... all former followers converted to your cause
2 years ago on What’s Your Biggest Challenge in Social Media?
I will pick it up. it might be awhile before I can get to it..there are so many other things to do with so little time to do it. I will move that to the top of the reading list. I agree with you Blanchard's ( @thebrandbuilder )book was a good read. Well done,MC!
2 years, 3 months ago on Why Marketers Need to Read Marketing in the Round
I would like to consider that I am a critical thinker ... but I think I am somewhat of a Hybrid I identify with critical thinking and that satisfies the "receiver" portion of my work processes, I am also a "transmitter" as well as a "receiver" and I leave the best description to that it the creative thinker /Idea connector. The bifurcation is a bit difficult to articulate except that I do tend to take a situation and weigh options and opportunity and personal and professional benefit and systemically effect something new or using a old thing or process in a new way,
2 years, 4 months ago on Are You a Natural Born Connector?
I think you need to strike an balance between advocacy of something and an overshare. The latter is actually an example of something that veers a little left of center. I do like your example of colonoscopy as an object lesson. Advocacy is great and the need for having the procedure done is vital (i recently had one, BTW) and posting a photograph as an overshare and grpahic (no pun intended). A balance in all things even disclosure such as these need to be thoughtful and finessed. Great post! Thank you
2 years, 8 months ago on The Colonoscopy Principle
@ginidietrich I love peanut butter... almond butter, cashew butter .. Im nuts for nut butters
2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Irritating to Most People I Know on Twitter Behaviors | Was: 12 Most Stupid Twitter Behaviors
Great list .good job.
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Likely Reasons I Am NOT Following You on Social Media
The biggest reason you dont bash someone is that it is not civil or polite. The same reason you do not argue with a fool; those around you might not be able to tell the differnce between you and the fool. be civil. be neutral if you cannot be nice because when all is said and done it will eventually backfire on you in ways you will never expect or anticipate.
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Important Reasons I Don’t Bash People Online
gee what happened to Marcy Massura's post ..it was just here!??
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Unexpected Advancements in Mobile Marketing
I have seen another thing you have might include .. Procter and Gamble have these mobile laundry units that send to disaster ravished areas so that those affected by disasters can have clean clothes Brilliant!. good works and branding
Stan you got the blimps but you forgot the airplanes .and airlines... Alaska airlines with the huge plumage... and southwest airlines and Braniff airlines .. did considerable work with their branding in staff uniforms.. I can remember an regional airline that painted huge smiles under the nose of their aircraft. the branding they did really stood out in my mind and made it fun to fly.. in the good old days (pre 9/11)
this is a great post... the only thing I would add to this is that companies must empower their staff and drive the leadership as far down the hierarchy as possible. If a customer experience is less than optimal. the staff should be able to engage and embrace the issue and solve the problem without having to go too far up the chain to get to set it right, It paradoxical to me in one sense that sometimes the lowest level of staff and employee is often the center and center of customer experience. At least that is the case in some industries such as retail and food service and often in other fields.
3 years ago on 12 Most Important Steps an Organization can make to Improve the Customer Experience
@aldsaur@nathanrking Alison, its always a pleasure and delight to read your posts. your work does resonates with in a profound manner. I have much the same interests at least in historical and cultural foundations and the codification of culture.
3 years ago on 12 Most Powerful Tools for Creating a Strong Digital Tribe
Wow, incredible post Allison, I can appreciate this from a anthropological and a cultural standpoint. Clearly the nucleus of a primer on best practices for social media marketing and for simple societal coexistence . I do appreciate the point you made about symbolic language and its parallel to brands and iconography.
it sometimes seems contradictory when consider your point about specialization of language and the point you made about inclusion and diversity; it would seem to suggest they might be at odds but in the overall scheme of definition and classification. I think they are valid and reconcile nicely to your premise. I love that you called it a tool set; the best kind. Very good job,
Josepf. this is probably the most enjoyable read I have had in sometime. I could couch everything in some zen koans and sound or be inscrutable but in the final analysis these things invoke a conscience emotional response that I can really absorb and adapt for my own sake. Thank you for sharing what I can assume that are some of your favorites of the book and/or the movie.
3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Important Life Lessons from Forrest Gump
I have to say that this is a far different discipline that I considered SEO; which was to gain an unfair advantage by gaming and exploiting weaknesses in search engine algorithms. I think that your article has changed my perception and perhaps my prospective.. well done Sean! you have opened my mind to the extent that the thing has evolved into a significant science from the dark arts magic frame I previously placed it.
3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Valuable Personality Traits of Top SEO Consultants
Im going to tell you what my Dad told me.. I more or less told this to Dan this the other night.
My Dad has told me amny things but the best advice he gave me was this:
" Be Bold and Courageous, because when you when all is said and done, and you look back on your life, you will regret most the the things you dont do far more than the thing that you did do.! "
Happy Fathers Day to us all!
3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Important Lessons We Learned from Dad
Josepf ...we hardly knew ye... I am now convinced you're funny and not irritating and that you bring me great joy with your response with the recant. I see now that you are funny, serious and poetic and ironic .... all at the appropriate times
Finally I appreciate your tastes in all things except peanut butter. I humbly bow at your feet and apologize for my first post and think that I will buy the scotch when we eventually do meet .. the first drink anyway!
3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Irritating to Most People I Know on Twitter Behaviors | Was: 12 Most Stupid Twitter Behaviors
@BHSMITH "Nobody backs Baby into a corner"
3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Common Mistakes of Women in Business
@LewisPoretz Im sorry ...did I do that ( in my best "Steve Urkle")
More Posts!! and more cowbell
3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Important (Not So Business) Business Books
Great list Tobey . I have read most of these and they represent a selection for an extremely well rounded executive; embracing a wide range of disciplines such as creativity and creative thought, history, economics and strategy and tactics. In addition, I think your selections really represent a school of thought and philosophy that I personally embrace. I have my favorites a couple of my favorites you might consider in your own literary travels
1) "The Reinvention of Work" by Matthew Fox
2) "Imagining the future" & "Massive Change" Bruce Mau
3) "Reimagine" by Tom Peters
4) "Leadership" by James Macgregor Burns
Great list I look forward to seeing more post!
This is a great post, Michele. The main takeaway here, at least to me, it that women are often their own worse enemies; that despite the external attempts to suppress or overtly oppress them by rivals, they have have managed to make great progress. With that said, you point out some of the major mistakes that women make that creates an internal suppression and essentially sabotages any real efforts to counter that external suppression. If anything, the pressures and limitations women place on themselves is even more injurious because they essentially destroy their potential. In my mind, its a akin to tying an arm behind your back.
The issue and remedy is pretty much the same; take stock of yourself, realize your worth and value and stop limiting yourself with artificial constraints. use your talent, intelligence and personality to change perceptions about you; especially the one you have about yourself. Its a competitive world out there, you need to be the best that you can be, you owe to yourself and while this may sound a little corny, you owe to your society at large.
I would give this advice to anybody, woman or man. its about fairness an perceptions, which shape attitude and confidence and the ability to lead and inspire.
This certainly wasn't a post to read if you're even the slightest bit self conscience. I think I can appreciate the humor being put forth ( at least I think it was humor). But these are lessons to be learned .
There are a lot of bots and trolls and MLMers and cross-linking and people who grope around trying to figure out what twitter and by extension, Social Media is all about.
If anything , this article serves as a primer, if anything as to what not do when on the service and a little tweeter social etiquette thrown in.
Satire is fine, but I'm not certain that naming names was helpful. We ALL make mistakes, Josepf and you certainly pointed out some dozies. I hope those mentioned in the piece have a sense of humor. Thanks for the article it was timely and hopefully a bit humorous. I doubt it will change behavior for most users but it certainly got you point across.
So much for depreciation of the skill set. When you cannot even have a proper title, who is going to take you seriously. As a former Vice-President of paperclips and copier paper. I find that these titles are a bit on the offensive side and counter to the "fun" job that are to project.
3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Ridiculous Job Titles in Social Media
I absolutely love #5. Stanzr. The largest appeal to me is that unlike conventional hash-tag conversations in twitter or tweet chat. I know who is speaking and their messages can be purposeful and clear. The tool is moderated and curated so nothing is lost . I would like to see it grow and extent and I understand they are taking steps to do that by providing transcripts and possible back end support for analytics. If I had my way..almost every chat would be like this. Small, "human" sized and without a great many of the non sequitur you find in convention hash-tag chats. I think the developers have made taken pains to make it a thoughtful relevant tool; so much so I dubbed it a 2nd generation SoMe client. Check it out
3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Interesting Start Ups on the Web
There are some things that will not benefit with social media not because of the design so much as they are poorly executed and implemented. This seems to me be one of those cases. Somebody will "get" it and correctly task it for a better fit;at least, of course, it is not abandon into that huge "we tried that once, it did work" pile.
3 years, 10 months ago on How Not to Use Twitter For Business (DMV Edition)