Follow the Top Social Media Influencers of 2014

Dr. Jim Barry of the Edu-Tainment Social Content Marketing blog has put together a list of the top social media influencers (with yours truly on it!). The good Doctor has written up a fascinating, detailed post on the 4 archetypes of these influencers, describing the traits and types of influence they have in the industry, including: Educators – provide help and insight Coaches – engage and assist (you’ll find me here!) Entertainers – engage and

Respect My Authority

A couple years ago, I stopped looking for fans and followers. I don’t mean that to say that I didn’t want to continue gaining a following, I just mean that I stopped looking. I stopped being politically correct online. I stopped avoiding conflict. I stopped holding back when I had a strong opinion. I started being true to my beliefs and focusing on providing value to my network. This didn’t just happen with my social

Social Influencers

I think too many marketers look at social influence as if it’s some kind of new phenomena. I don’t believe it is. In the early days of television, we used the newscaster or the actor to pitch items to the audience. The three networks owned the audience and there was trust and authority established… so the commercial advertising industry was born. While social media provides a two-way means of communication, social media influencers are still

APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur

In preparation for our interview with Guy Kawasaki, I purchased a copy of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book. I’ve read the majority of Guy Kawasaki’s books and have been a fan for quite some time (be sure to tune into the interview for the first time he tweeted to me… funny story!). This book is quite different, though… it’s a detailed step-by-step instruction book on how to self-publish your ebook. Authors Guy