Social Media Tools

Holy Twit – Increased Tweet Volume Drives Results

Dashboard - Buffer

One of my favorite Twitter add-ons is Buffer, an easy-to-use service that allows you to quickly queue up many tweets at one time, with those missives and bon mots then automatically parceled out one at a time on a schedule you determine.(Buffer also works for Facebook) For people like me that do a lot of […]

Social Media Tools, Facebook

Guy Kawasaki, Cristal, and 19 Facebook Webinars


Facebook best practices change about as often as Sean Combs/Puffy/Puff Daddy/P Diddy/Diddy/Diddy Dirty Money monikers, and keeping up on Facebook for business can be a significant time investment. Lots of newsletters, blog posts, and case studies to consume. But now you can get the straight scoop on what’s happening on Facebook for your business, and […]

Social Media Tools, Facebook

Measuring Facebook Fan Engagement Beyond the Like

Bulbstorm Facebook Engagement Funnel

Guest post from Matt Simpson, interactive marketing director for Bulbstorm. Bulbstorm executes campaigns for brands seeking to create passionate bonds with consumers. Not long ago, the ultimate measure of a successful Facebook promotion was fan growth. That was sooooo 2010. Fan growth is simply not enough. Disagree? Throw out a sweepstakes app, dangle a free […]

Social Media Tools

Will Geo-Targeting Jump Start Twitter Advertising

twitter advertising open for business on geo-location

Guest post from Matt Krautstrunk, an expert on VOIP phone systems based in San Diego. He writes extensively at Resource Nation. When it comes to small business advertising, social holds seemingly endless opportunity. Small business owners are not only experimenting with social advertising, but they are investing in social even more so than other, more […]

Social Media Tools, Facebook

Why Won’t Facebook Give Us a Love Button?

facebook love button

Last week, Facebook celebrated the one year anniversary of the “like” button, the popular successor to the “fan” button, and the tip of the spear of its Open Graph gambit that it hopes will allow it to become the plumbing of the Web. By any measure, the “like” button is a smash hit. It is […]

Content Marketing, Convince and Convert, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Tools, The Now Revolution

The Reality of Competition in a Maturing Social Marketplace

Interview with Steve Lundin from Big Frontier when I was in Chicago for a presentation of The NOW Revolution. We discuss: Competition and social media gurus, wheat, and chaff; The future of Twitter and its stickiness problem; Agencies stubbing their social media toes; Do social crises create measurable business declines; The path to social ubiquity […]

Social Media Tools, Facebook

History Repeats – Facebook is the new AOL


My piece of a panel discussion on trends at SocialSlam in Knoxville, Tennessee a great event put together by my friend Mark W. Schaefer. History Repeats: AOL, Facebook, and Castles of Data View more presentations from Jay Baer Starting in 1992, America Online (AOL) spent more than $300 million sending floppy disks and later CDs […]