Digital Marketing Without the BS

Video Killed the Social Media Star

Video Killed the Social Media Star

In this case, we can pinpoint the exact video that did it, too. WARNING: If you can stomach this until the 3:24 mark, things are about to get much worse. Wow.  

Continue reading →

From 17 Visits to 32,226 in 24 Hours

From 17 Visits to 32,226 in 24 Hours

I was always taught to play it cool when something great happened. When wide receivers dance in the end zone, I still scowl “C’mon, act like you’ve done it before!” at the TV like an old, grumpy man. However, last Thursday, I had a post…

Continue reading →

LinkedIn: The Creepiest Social Network

LinkedIn: The Creepiest Social Network

This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while. In fact, it stems from something I noticed way back in August of last year. After digging for answers and even a couple attempts at contacting their customer support, I’ve concluded that LinkedIn…

Continue reading →

Where Is All This Bad Information Coming From?

Where Is All This Bad Information Coming From?

Last fall, I had the pleasure of speaking at an industry conference full of passionate, like-minded people. I can honestly say it was a wonderful experience. Before I gave my presentation, no one at the event knew who I was. Between sessions, I was approached…

Continue reading →

Beware of Facebook “Like Bait” Ads

Beware of Facebook “Like Bait” Ads

(Note: Some folks in the industry frown on “outing” other companies for using black hat tactics. However, I find these practices¬†deceitful, dishonest and lazy. Quite frankly, I think we are too easy on spammers, and the web won’t get any better that way). Social networks…

Continue reading →

Just How Smart Is Facebook’s Monetization Strategy?

Just How Smart Is Facebook’s Monetization Strategy?

What’s that, you ask? Oh, just a magnetic poetry kit for cat lovers and a kitten turn table scratch toy. In case you’re looking to snag a couple up, these gems were found within Facebook’s gift shop. Now, in case you haven’t noticed, Facebook needs…

Continue reading →