When it comes to building community, no one does it better than Liz Strauss over at Successful Blog. She has built an active, vibrant online community. Her latest post, Mind if I Ask Your Network to Help Me Beat Your Car with a Sledgehammer? makes me ask the question, "Is Social Media Marketing in Trouble?" Social Media Marketing is all about transparency. The thing about … [Read more...] about Is Social Media Marketing in Trouble?
The brand development process is just that - a process. So many small business owners want it to be a task to be completed. Something to check off your list of things to do. It's easy to understand where someone might get that idea. After all, the term branding was first used to describe burning a mark into the flesh of cattle. I'm sure the cowboys who perform this job are … [Read more...] about Brand Development Process
I've written before about the perils involved in the pursuit of viral marketing. on the surface, it appears that viral marketing is a GREAT way to get "free" marketing by creating enough "buzz" to elevate a marketing campaign from "ordinary" to "viral". Fortunately, marketing doesn't carry the risks of say, oh brain surgery. When you screw up and make a marketing mistake, … [Read more...] about Viral Marketing: Be Careful What You Wish For …