Are Programmatic Advertising Buys Killing Your Reputation?

Monetizing a publication isn’t quite as easy as it looks. Take a close look at any major publication and you’ll find half a dozen different annoyances that practically beg readers to go away. And they often do. However, monetization is a necessary evil. Like it or not, I have to pay the bills around here so I need to balance sponsorships and advertisements carefully. One area that we wanted to improve monetization was in our

Brand24: Using Social Listening to Protect and Grow Your Business

We were recently speaking with a client about utilizing social media and I was a bit taken aback at how negative they were. They honestly felt as though it was a waste of time, that they simply couldn’t achieve business results with their customers hanging around on Facebook and other sites. It’s disconcerting that this is still a prevalent belief by businesses after a decade of learning how to deploy the strategies and tools to

Clarity Attacks Buzzwordsmithiness On Contact

A good friend of mine for many years is Steve Woodruff, a self-proclaimed (and very talented) Clarity Consultant, continues to share some rather ridiculous marketing-speak amongst websites and social media profiles. He shared his all-time favorite with me from a couple of years ago: We have pioneered a new model for sustainable, consumer-driven growth based on principles of complex adaptive systems. This is a new premise for strategy for a world undergoing deep structural change:

Does Facebook Compare to LinkedIn for Business Networking?

We live in an increasingly digital age. Richard Madison of the Brighton School of Business & Management created this infographic which explores the merits of using both Facebook and LinkedIn for Networking and for Marketing. Did you know that there are 1.35 billion users on Facebook, and while the network is often overlooked as a professional resource that there are 25 million business pages? This infographic examines the unique opportunities each platform offers a professional

Are You Listening?

Have you ever took the time to reach out to a brand or company online to report a customer service issue or an issue with the product or service? Have you ever been disappointed when the brand or company simply didn’t respond to your request? The request that you took time to make? Let’s face it – we’re all busy and life gets in the way of social media sometimes. But it is also [some

WOT is your Reputation?

It’s surprising that there wasn’t more news of the engagement of WOT and Facebook. WOT stands for “Web of Trust” and is a community-built site of users that rate websites. In May, Facebook began to use the service as a police dog to protect its users against clicking through to malicious sites. Sounds like a good move by Facebook on the surface, but the underlying pinnings of WOT are actually a bit scary. On some