Based On The Book By Erik Qualman

Erik Qualman is back with a second edition of his Social Media Revolution, a state of the media report. One of the salient points that grabs me here is the idea that Generation Y and Z consider email passé, and that some universities have stopped distributing email accounts to incoming students. In fact, Boston College […]

The Social Space And Small Business Are Great Dance Partners

I’ve been thinking a lot about how well suited social media marketing is for small business, for small businesses are actually social in real life. With that in mind, I took note of April’s Confidence Indicator from DiscoverCard. Some of the key findings in the report include: In 2007, 22 percent of small business owners […]

She Likes, He Likes

Levi’s really likes Facebook’s new “Like” button. In fact, the San Francisco denim king likes the new FB functionality so much, it decided to place “Like” buttons throughout its new online “Friends Store.” According to Clickz, Levi’s has placed a Like button next to every SKU in their “Friends Store” so you can tell yourself […]

Tacoma’s Twitter-Friendly Hotel

According to Tacoma News Tribune, Twitter, tweets and a tweet-up are good for business. The paper came to this conclusion after 120 people gathered at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma last night for the city’s first major commercial tweet-up. “It’s fun if you can meet people face-to-face,” said Dina Nishioka, spokeswoman for Provenance Hotels, the […]

Social Media Examined In Academic Setting

PORTLAND–Social Media Club PDX and Portland State University teamed up to present their quarterly Digital Marketing Breakfast this morning at Smith Memorial Student Union. Carri Bugbee, principal of Big Deal PR, asked me to be “the ad guy” on the panel, and to speak about how people in the industry might migrate from traditional advertising […]

Self-Promo Contest Leads Winners To Self-Congratulation Festival

Bridge Worldwide in Cincinnati has a Burning Question for you: Are you a Marketing Revolutionist? If you are, and you enter Bridge’s Burning Question contest, you could win a trip to Cannes for the 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. We want to bring two people who are just as passionate about changing marketing as […]

Vying For Position In The Social Media Game

Pete Blackshaw, exec VP of Nielsen, asks in his latest Ad Age column, “Who owns social, anyway?” Agencies and supplier networks are all storming the “social media” center: PR firms see social as an extension of their birthright in influencer marketing; ad agencies see it as a new frontier of high-impact ad impressions (for example, […]

$10,000 A Seance

I like a good instigator who can clown. It appears that geogeller, a.k.a. “Insultant for Hire” is such a man. He’s personal Insultant to @JeffPulver, a humanitarian and recovering artist who lists his rate as “$10,000 a seance.” Not wanting to price himself out of the market, he does allow for a sliding scale. The […]

Social Media Marketing Is A Side Dish, Not A Meal

David Wiggs of Hitch, an agency search consultancy in Bellingham, brings up an excellent point about placing too many eggs in any one basket. With the extreme emphasis on social media marketing today, you might think that modern marketing is a monoculture. That if you’re doing social, you’re doing marketing. True, the way we communicate, […]