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Last year, I converted the Big Brand System website over to the Prose theme by StudioPress, and wrote a review about it here . I’ve enjoyed creating my website on the Prose theme so much that I made it the basis of the tool I developed with Wendy Cholbi to help small business owners create their own websites, Site Setup Kit . But Prose is So … Plain
This may just be the best TED Talk video I've seen: listen.com/Rhapsody founder and extremely funny person (and soon-to-be debut science fiction author) Rob Reid examines the math behind the claims made by the copyright lobby and explains the mindbending awesomeness of the sums used to justify SOPA, PIPA, ACTA and the like. Here's Ars Technica's Ken Fisher discussing Reid's philosophy: Reid’s goal was to capture and represent some of the rhetoric from that past decade and a half in a way that would fill the hall with laughter, even if some of it came at the expense of some clearly ridiculous industry arguments. “Everyone can laugh at silly infographics,” Reid opined while silently crushing the serious journalism dreams of hacks everywhere. “And who doesn't want to deface a Leave-it-to-Beaver-like Christmas scene with pirate-and-Santa graffiti?”
I’m often asked what kind of sites I’d be building if I wasn’t running Copyblogger Media. Actually, I’m in the process of producing a few new projects, and they are all of the hyperlocal variety. Hyperlocal websites provide content related to a very limited geographic area, such as a town, neighborhood, or even a single zip code within a city.
Remember that special moment when we all realized that the Web was going to remake yard sales and auctions, but we didn’t know yet who was going to win? (And then eBay left the rest in the dust?) Such a moment has come again, and with a choice prize: Investing in start-ups. The House has already passed crowdfunding legislation, by a whopping majority. The president supports it. Senators on both sides of the aisle (Merkley, Bennet, and Brown) have agreed on a version.
Shaw Media operates Global Television and 18 of the country's most popular specialty channels, including HGTV Canada, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History, Food Network Canada and TVtropolis, plus more than 20 online properties. In addition to consistently scoring many of the Top 20 programs in Canada with major ratings hits such as Glee , Hawaii Five-0 , House , NCIS , NCIS: Los Angeles and Survivor , we are the proud home of the most diverse slate of Canadian Original programs across the Dramatic, Lifestyle and Entertainment genres. As a steadfast supporter of the Canadian production community, Shaw Media is dedicated to bringing the best of the country to audiences nationwide - including shows such as: 16:9 , Canadian Pickers , Four Weddings Canada , Holmes Inspection , Income Property , Lost Girl , Museum Secrets , The Real Housewives of Vancouver , Rookie Blue, Top Chef Canada and Canada’s most trusted entertainment news show, Entertainment Tonight Canada .
Recruiting is one of the key topics covered on Mergers & Inquisitions, so below you’ll find all of the recruiting-related articles on the site, sorted by category. The 4 topics at the top – networking , resumes , interviews , and the recruiting mindset – are the most important, so you should start there. Networking Resumes Interviews Recruiting Mindset
I’ve had many mentors in my life & for my work— none more important than John Caples . If the world of Advertising has a grandfather (perhaps more “Godfather”) it’s Mr. Caples. The Greatest Networker in the World would NOT have been written without the influence of John Caples. He started me writing, first as a copy writer, then articles and eventually through editing & ghostwriting, authoring my own books.
Attracting a potential customer is hard enough. Grabbing their interest and retaining them is even more difficult. It’s important to design your site so that user frustration is kept to a minimum, thereby maximizing customer retention.
Every two months, I pull together a community of innovators.
UPDATE: If you would like to see the newest version of my Social Media Marketing Rate Sheet , please Click Here . Two years ago I wrote a post entitled So How Much Will a Social Media Strategy Cost , which was designed to give businesses and organizations an idea of how much they should expect to pay consultants and agencies for basic social media marketing services. As you might expect, that post was insanely popular, so I followed it up with How Much Does Social Media Cost Companies in 2011 last year, and now this year those prices are being updated again with this post. For all three, these prices are taken from published rates found online, as well as what other agencies and consultants have told me they charge for these services.
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Why You Should Avoid Checkbox Recruiting March 18th, 2013 One of the biggest mistakes I see real estate brokers make in recruiting is to focus on checkboxes. By this, I mean that their recruiting package is based far too heavily on the size of the list of services (including technology) that they provide to their agents. Here’s the problem with that: everyone’s lists look …Read More The (lack of) Popularity of Blackberry Phones for Real Estate Search
This week I was fortunate to have author/blogger Tim Ferriss on RISE (in case you missed it, here is the interview with him ). To say Tim is an interesting character would be a massive understatement. Just a few years ago (in 2006), nobody knew who Tim was (except probably his parents and a few others).
The Web Marketing Association congratulates all of the winners in the 2013 Internet Advertising Competition Awards! The Internet Advertising Competition Awards evaluates all forms of online advertising including: Here are the industries covered in the 2013 IAC Awards:
I was going to call this article “All “Social Media Experts” need to go die in a fire,” but I figured I should be nicer than that. But my title stands. If you call yourself a “Social Media Expert,” don’t even bother sending me your resume. No business in the world should want a “Social Media Expert” on their team. They shouldn’t want a guru, rock-star, or savant, either. If you have a “Social Media Expert” on your payroll, you’re wasting your money.