There is an intense digital boxing match going on right now. In one corner, we’ve got Facebook – the behemoth, social heavyweight champion of the world. He’s got a mean right hook called EdgeRank. In the other corner, we’ve got nonprofits – the small but mighty collection of do-gooders just trying to make it to the […]

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“Billboard ads. We’ve got to do the billboard ads again this year.” Sound like a familiar demand from your communications or marketing director? Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for billboard ads as part of a larger integrated marketing campaign. Surround sound brand awareness is always an important driver for pushing […]

Well, well here we are again. Labor Day came and went before we knew it. The air is turning a bit more crisp, the leaves are deciding to alter their appearance, the RNC and DNC have had their spotlight and yet another presidential election lies dead ahead. Four years ago I provided a breakdown on […]

Yesterday can best be categorized as a Facebook flurry. Tied into fMC 2012, Facebook rolled out their announcement of the new timeline format for brand pages. As with any new Facebook announcement, marketers lit up the blogosphere with a flurry of posts to guide strategic planning and tactical implementation before Facebook automatically rolls all brand […]

Whether you’re a startup just beginning to build an online community or an established brand with embedded fans and followers, it’s important to remember that vocal customers and potential customers carry an amplified voice online. We all operate in a fluid, fast-paced world where social engagement with customers is now the norm. While this can […]

It’s been a crazy couple weeks for the world’s largest social network. Questions about privacy, profile adjustments, brand engagement changes and advertising seem to be flying a mile a minute. I’ve gathered together a few good reads below to help guide thinking around some of the knowns and unknowns relevant to recent changes on the […]

Let’s play a little game that’s familiar to all of us. What’s wrong with this picture? Looks like a regular Facebook brand page with some wall posts, right? Now take a closer look at that wall. You’re witnessing a brand in 100% broadcast mode. Ouch. In the era of dialogue and active social conversation as […]