What I Learned from Seth Godin at Authority Intensive #Authority2014

I have been a long time reader of Seth Godin‘s books and blog and so when I heard that he was going to speak at Copyblogger’s Authority Intensive in Denver, I signed up right away. One of his books that literally changed my life was The Dip.   It was early in my entrepreneurial journey […]

My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013

At the end of the year I like to take a deep dive into my blog stats and see what types of posts got the most traffic, what site is sending me the most traffic, and find out my best keywords for the year. I do an analysis of the whole year, the most recent […]

An Apology and a Request for Help

I need to apologize.  I tell people to create a content calendar.  I tell them to blog regularly.  And while I’ve been posting at least one blog post per week, it’s been pretty erratic.  Who knows when it will show up? Well that is going to change.  I am committing to my own content calendar […]

4 Reasons Social Media Marketing World #SMMW13 Was the Best Conference I’ve Ever Attended

Ok, yes I may be a little biased since I am the Community Manager for Social Media Examiner, but Social Media Marketing World was the best conference I’ve ever attended. One of the big reasons I enjoyed it so much was because I got to meet many of the people I had connected with on […]

The Best Halloween-Based Social Media Campaigns

by Stan Johnson There’s a lot you can learn from a successful brand using Facebook. When you run across a popular brand with tons of likes, you’ll often find that these brands do whatever they canto keep customers engaged. Using Facebook for business is a careful blend of creativity and niche marketing. When pulled off […]

How and Why to Use Facebook Offers

What is the deal with Facebook Offers?  Who can get them and when should you use them?  Find all the details in my handy tutorial.     Offers are only available for Pages categorized as a Local Business.  I went ahead and re-categorized my Page to be a Local Business and I was able to […]

Using Pinterest to Drive Traffic to Your Website

This webinar is part of the Vernon Area Public Libary Business Lunch Series.  In this 50-minute webinar I covered: – What is Pinterest and how are companies are using it? – Who should be using Pinterest and how much time to spend there – How to set up Pinterest, create boards, and start pinning strategically […]

Grandma Mary’s SXSW 2012 Recap

Wondering why people go to SXSW in Austin?  I was too until I went last year and yeeha, what a great time!  You meet people you’ve only talked to online, make great connections, learn new things, and go to parties.  What’s not to love? I also took the opportunity to do a few interviews which […]