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We’re living in some tough times. Those who are employed are concerned about their jobs, those who have lost them may be running out of time with benefits, and those who have decided to take the plunge to start their own business need to do it on a tiny budget. This morning, I had the pleasure of being on Victoria Finch’s live show, The Credit and Finance Show , on Blog Talk Radio.
This weekend 125 people from more than 30 countries spent a few days discussing how Startup Weekend could have a positive impact on our global economy. Sounds crazy?
Chris Baggott and I have a great history together and I really enjoyed his latest presentation at ExactTarget’s Connections 2010 on integrating search, social, and email to drive customer acquisition. He does a great job explaining Compendium (I’m a shareholder) and an even better job helping people understand how enabling user-generated content can drive acquisition.
Video: People You Know, People You Don’t
We could not be more excited! This week, the first copies of Corporate Blogging for Dummies were shipped to us. I can’t tell you the feeling of pride in opening the box and seeing our names in print on the front cover
Corporate Blogging for Dummies is Here!
As Google and Facebook continue to dominate, there are huge privacy concerns that have been raised across the Internet… and rightly so. We can argue all day long on how sites should be collecting, using or even selling your personal data… or even whether or not they should be able to… but we’re missing a huge issue surrounding the entire debacle. There are a few key points I believe: It’s not the responsibility of a company to decide how to use your information once you blindly provide it to them… that’s your responsibility
Let’s Reveal and Standardize Privacy
As a business owner, I can’t tell you how often I get approached with the opportunity to make an extra buck or two on affiliate revenue. If I will just use my clout to hock their wares, they’ll pay me money. And, after all, as long as someone pays me money I’m motivated to do it… right? Wrong. If you’re hell-bent on building an affiliate-based sales model, save yourself some time and go to where the affiliates are. Clickbank , Commission Junction , or the like. And, I’m not knocking that model. It works. It’s profitable. And there are individuals who are skilled and interested in that sort of opportunity. It just so happens that they aren’t always one-in-the-same with successful business owners with profit-generating companies of their own. For various reasons, often having to do with brand image, affiliate sales might not be what you’re looking for after all. While it can get results, it can come with a reputation. If you don’t want to see your product hocked on hundreds of different squeeze pages with hyped long copy, pushed out in twitter streams chock full of affiliate links, or spammed to millions of people — all with your name on it — then you might consider a different approach.
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Beyond Affiliates – Building Channel Sales
Michael Stelzner, from Social Media Examiner , has been working for months to bring the best minds in Facebook marketing together in a fully online event called Facebook Success Summit 2010 . In February 2010, Michael started dabbling with Facebook for his company. Almost overnight, Facebook became his number-one source of traffic
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Not Getting Results with Facebook Marketing?
Rewards. At a couple of my last jobs, my bosses were always shocked that I didn’t care about monetary rewards. It’s not that I didn’t want the money, it’s that I wasn’t motivated by it
Reward with Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose
This week we bring a concept car design from the Jaguar design team . This is a fantastic look into how a concept car is created from initial sketch to augmented reality hologram, thank you to Amar Vaya for using a CC license Jaguar 2040 : What is Luxury in 2040? The Initial Idea In an intelligent and self-developed age, society will bring luxury to a new status.
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Jaguar Concept Car 2040: What is Luxury in 2040?
New iPhone 4 Copes with Bad Reception Blues The new iPhone 4, the latest in Apple’s ever-popular line of smartphones was released to much fanfare this summer. However, upon its release, consumers everywhere complained about the reception
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New iPhone 4 Copes with Bad Reception Blues
Technology experts, designers and the average consumer have long anticipated the arrival of the newest installation to the iPhone family, number four. iPhone 4 has made impressive improvements to previous iPhone models while at the same time experiencing several design shortcomings. Below are a few examples of both for you to decide for yourself whether the iPhone 4 is a flop or a success.
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New iPhone Leaves Techies and Designers Unsure
For the past couple weeks, I’ve been looking for a discreet means of promoting Corporate Blogging for Dummies without blasting advertisements or spamming my networks. I was actually going to design a footer bar until I happened across Wibiya on Arthur Charles Van Wyk ‘s blog.
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Wibiya Toolbar Nails Social Integration
Earlier this week, some of you noticed that I went after a blogger who was stealing content from the Marketing Technology Blog. At times, this happens as someone gets excited and decides that they’re doing me a favor by extending my audience. Not the case
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Thank-you Blogger! DMCA Complaint Action
This post is fun since I know both of the companies who developed these proposal systems … and they’re right here in Indiana! Perhaps it’s a Purdue versus Anderson University thing! Sproutbox developed Proposable and Kristian Andersen & Associates has just released TinderBox , both software as a service proposal solutions for the web. Proposable Proposable is a lower cost solution, starting at $19 for basic, $29 for pro and $79 per month for a team
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SaaS Proposal Solutions: Proposable and TinderBox
I’m listening to The Influencer Project . It’s a really interesting project – 60 minutes of 60 second tips from the Who’s Who on the web talking about creating influence online
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Marketers are So Full of Crap
This is the second video, with Chantelle Flannery , in our author videos produced for the release of Corporate Blogging for Dummies. Earlier today, we published the first video, with Douglas Karr .
Video 2: Corporate Blogging for Dummies
In this episode, Mark asks, “I want to hold my first teleseminar. What technology do I need, what teleconference line should I use, how do I accept payments online, etc.?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgEhKncDOOw Related posts: Teleseminar Leader Training Teleseminar Leader Training – begins April 13 Free Teleseminar: 90-Minute Marketing Plans That Get Results
The How To’s of Teleseminar Technology
Forty percent of adults in America use their cells phones to access the Internet, e-mail, or instant messaging, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. And while it is not yet the majority, it is a significant increase from the 32 percent of adults who used their cells phones this way in 2009.
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Cell Phones Changing the Way People Access the Internet
Last week our sister site WorkAwesome published two posts on working from home that are great reads for beginning or soon-to-switch freelancers. Find out how to ask your boss to let you work from home, and whether you really should. How to Ask Your Boss to Work From Home by Mike Vardy: I’m writing this article from home – where I’d love to do all of my work. Much of my writing is done here, but my day job doesn’t afford me the ability to enjoy the same “luxury.” That’s not to say I don’t do some of my work for my day job at home – that does happen from time to time. Actually, the separation of the two pursuits makes not only for a clear set of responsibilities depending on where I am (for example, I can leave my work at the office should I choose), but it makes for more productivity on the whole
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2 WorkAwesome Posts on Working from Home
As long as there have been project managers, there has been a quick-and-dirty trick for describing any project. It’s called the “Fast-Cheap-Good” rule, and it will take you about five seconds to understand. Here’s the rule: Fast, cheap or good: Pick any two.
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Productivity: The “Fast, Cheap, Good” Rubrik