Social Business, Social Media Case Studies, Book Reviews, Social Media Staffing and Operations

The New Small – How Technology Levels the Playing Field

The New Small

Phil Simon is a technology cupid. Whatever your company’s issues or objectives, he can recommend the optimal platform, rollout strategy, and operational considerations. In his work as a tech consultant, he’s realized the days of “big iron” – solving problems with huge, expensive systems are gone. Now, it’s the nimble, inexpensive technology that rules. So […]

Convince and Convert, Social Business, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Book, Social Media Staffing and Operations, The Now Revolution

The 5 Critical Social Media Skills You Need to Disperse

5 critical social media skills you need to disperse

Your customers, prospects, and the people looking for you online don’t care about your company structure. If they find you on Twitter, or leave a comment on your blog, they’re looking for a response from anyone who can help, regardless of what department that person represents or what someone’s official job title is. Everybody in […]

Convince and Convert, Social Business, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Staffing and Operations, The Now Revolution

5 Attributes of a Healthy, Real-Time Culture


The future of business is not in measured, scrutinized answers or carefully planned initiatives. Business will soon be about near-instantaneous response; about making the best decisions you can with the extremely limited information you have; about every customer being a reporter, and every reporter being a customer; about winning and losing customers in real time, […]

Social Media Tools

6 Newfangled Social Media Tools Worth Discovering

Social Media Tools Arkayne

I’m not really sure how all of these guys are going to make a living, but there sure as hell is no shortage of innovation in social media. The torrent of new digital tools and gadgets makes Sharper Image, SkyMall, and Hammacher Schlemmer look like an Amish electronics store. Just in OneForty alone (the unofficial […]

Community Management, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, Book Reviews, Brand Communities, Crowd Sourcing

Threadless Shares 10 Years of Insights and Inspiration

Threadless book

Threadless – everyone’s favorite T-shirt purveyor and example of crowdsourcing and customer community success – recently published a terrific 10th anniversary book that combines company history with dozens of its best designs. It makes for very interesting reading, and the production values and design elements make it a suitable coffee table book, and an excellent […]