Category Archives: Social Media Best Practices

Why I Wrote A Social Media “Dear John” Letter To My Insurance Agency

Call me crazy, but I just broke up with my insurance agency over irreconcilable social media differences. Truth is, I had been lusting in my heart after another insurance agency for awhile … since Hurricane Sandy, in fact.  But last … Continue reading

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Law Firm Use of Blogs and Social Media (Reseach/Trends)

Law firms have been slow to adopt blogs and social media, despite good evidience of its effectiveness! In-house counsel increasingly use social media to award business, and non-participation is a competitive disadvantage. What are you waiting for? Continue reading

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10 Online Marketing Trends for 2013

Here’s a list of online marketing trends I put together for a panel discussion on 2013 Social Media Trends. My co-panelists, Stephanie Schwab and Ellen Gerstein, will no doubt have other insights  — and I can’t wait to hear them. … Continue reading

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5 Ways to (Legally) Use Photos in Social Media and On Your Blog

Who doesn’t love a cute photo or funny image on the social web? According to Hubspot’s latest research, Facebook  photo posts get 53% more “likes”, 104% more comments, and links on these posts get 84% more clicks. Instagram and Pinterest … Continue reading

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Solving the Social Media ROI Puzzle

If you were asked to calculate social media ROI, could you? When it comes to social media, what starts with hello, can grow into a trusted relationship and result in revenue … but how to connect the dots?
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A Lesson in Marketing From Chris Brogan

When Chris Brogan started a new business called Human Business Works a while back, I subscribed to his email list. I didn’t really know what a subscription to Human Business Works was  … but I knew that if it came from … Continue reading

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Social Media, Simplified: Weave Pancakes Into Gold

It’s a great time to be in the marketing communications business, not least of all because of our ability to connect with the world through social media. The possibilities for collaboration and FLOW are boundless. Guest post by Janine Mayhew describes her experience of this exponential phenomenon. Continue reading

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The Knicks Secret Weapon: Facebook Advertising!

My husband was once offered a last minute Knicks ticket on the night of our first anniversary.  “You go”, I replied, sweetly. When he got home from the game, he was all smiles.  I was crying. In his defense, I … Continue reading

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The Holiday Guide For Social Business Success

My friend Jeme isn’t into social networks … but she throws a killer holiday party each year. Toasts are made, friendships rekindled, new relationships sparked. After too much food and drink, and lots of laughs,  her guests glow with good cheer … Continue reading

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Barry Diller: The Original Social Media “Expert”! (Rand Fishkin v. Peter Shankman)

[tweetmeme source=”rhondahurwitz” only_single=false] Peter Shankman says the world doesn’t need Social Media experts; Rand Fishkin says we do. That set off a big debate this week in the blogosphere (Read Peter’s argument here, and Rand’s rebuttal here). Well, I’m going … Continue reading

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