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

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

Totally Social Media Analytics

When it comes to social media marketing, analytics is the game changer. Without analytics it becomes next to impossible to determine which campaigns are successful, where to direct the ad revenue, and what connects with customers. However analytics for the sake of analytics is of no use. Only those that explain how social media interventions add value or result in conversions matter. undertakes performance marketing for social media. It enhances social media analytics with

5 Strategies to Get Attention on the Web

This might be an ironic post given the fact that my blog is in a slight decline in readership. The truth is that I know what’s causing it, but I lack the time right now to invest to stop it. No worries, though, I’ll turn it around soon! With that, I’ve been thinking a lot about what paths that companies and individuals can take to garner the attention of their peers, prospects, and/or clients on

Fastest Growing Blog on the Planet?

Over a year ago (2005) I decided that I needed to set some technology goals for myself. Inspired by folks like Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, I dove into blogging, social networking, search engine optimization, and analytics as well as all the underlying technologies that drove them. It’s not been rocket science, but it has been an amazing period in my life. I’ve discovered what my passion is, and I’ve built