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Social Media Takeaways: Thanks Mom

My mom taught me so much, at a time when there was limited technology, no cell phones, no internet and of course no social media. The social lessons she taught me apply today and I have interpreted them as so that have become my social media takeaways. My mom passed on earlier this year and I […]

brand trust

Social Media Brand Trust: The Pitfalls and Realities of Earning It.

Have brands achieved brand trust through their social media communities? Is the race over? It seems that we only blinked, but most of us in marketing can now say social media as a platform has been around for a considerable time. Over the last decade if not longer, brands have actively participated in the race […]

Social Media Responses

Tread Carefully! Your Social Media responses are content too!

When someone comments on content in your Social Media post, your response to that comment is as important as the original content you posted. Tread carefully! Your Social Media responses are content too! Sharing expertise, providing information and responding are at the core of Social Media. Sharing expertise, providing information and responding are at the core of […]

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Lifelong learning: In marketing it’s a must!

“On the Journey of Learning.” I saw this tagline (above) on a big yellow school bus passing me on the highway through Toronto. It’s a beautiful line. Learning is a journey. If we’re open to it and up for the adventure, it can be a tremendously satisfying lifelong learning journey, with plenty of personal benefits, besides the […]

Google Logo Alphabet Soup

The new Google logo: It’s an alphabet soup of opinion

Rah-Rah, Google! Give us an ‘E’ (but make it crooked!). Gotta LOVE that crooked ‘e’ in the new Google logo. It’s so Google! Irrepressible, playful. I hear it’s annoying people. They want to straighten it. Personally, I think it’s perfect. Think about it. Leaving the ‘e’ crooked speaks volumes about Google’s personality. Not everyone agrees with me, Twitter Users Think Google Copied […]

Creating rich content

Want to create RICH CONTENT? What’s your plan?

In life, we need a plan. To create rich content, we need a plan. There’s a lot of buzz around content and content creation. For those new to content and content creation, it can get confusing. What is content? In a nutshell: content = information. Rich content = great information. I’ll give you an example of what’s meant by content (information). As an […]

Chat Slang

Chat Slang: Is it the new business casual?

Chat slang is no longer just about the kids; it’s not even about the rest of us ‘getting down with the kids.’ It hasn’t been for quite a while! Hard to believe, but texting has been around for 23 years The first text message was sent in 1992 by a 22-year-old test engineer from his […]

Owning the customer journey

Owning the customer journey. Myth?

There’s a lot of hype in today’s marketing world about owning the customer journey. With the proliferation of so many communication venues (both established and personalized), it’s a challenge for brands to be everywhere. A mere five years ago marketers were touting the tune that brands had to be at every touch point of the […]

Web Performance

Website Performance: How does yours rate?

Website performance is often confused with how a website looks. Although user experience and responsive design are important the key objective of a website is overlooked. Not too long ago, developing websites and making them ‘live’ on the world wide web was a capability that was available only to web programmers. Today, with the phenomenal […]

Brand Publishing

Brand Publishing: Are you there yet?

Every day we see brands entering the world of brand publishing. Having a content marketing strategy is a must for any business, no matter what industry they operate in. Have you ventured in yet? If not, why not? The terminology may be different. How it gets distributed may not be the same – but brand […]

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