The 4 Big Problems With Blog Metrics And How To Solve Them

Like most bloggers, I struggle with true metrics for my blog. The problem isn’t so much about technology as it is about understanding what is useful to know about my blog to make it better and attract more of an audience. I’ve got lots of metrics that I can look at today, from my Technorati

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Lenovo Extends The Olympic Experience With 100 Athlete Blogs

For any die-hard Olympic enthusiasts like me, you already know that today is a special day. It’s exactly one month from the beginning of the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing (on 08/08/08) and media attention is already starting to turn towards these Games in a more frenzied way. For several months now, I have been

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Brazlian Author Paulo Coelho Takes Marketers To School

This post is a guest contribution from my good friend and fellow author, David Vinjamuri – founder of the ThirdWay Brand Trainers and author of the new book Accidental Branding. I don’t often run guest posts on my blog, but I’m on vacation through Wednesday and asked David if I could repost the following post

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How to Avoid Social Media Espionage

Nearly 1500 people have a window inside my daily actions and thoughts by subscribing to my feed and following me on Twitter. Over a thousand can see updates on what I do through Facebook. There are Flickr photos from the events that I head to and I publish the cities that I will be travelling

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Why Sprint's New Campaign Wins Only 50% Of Their Battle

As I tour around at events talking about why brands need to have a personality, a question that comes up often is about which brands don’t have a personality and suffer from facelessness. One of the most obvious categories that has built a dreadful reputation for itself is the wireless phone industry in the US.

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How to Speak at a Conference Without Getting Skewered on Twi ...

I’m headed to NY this morning to speak at an IAB event dedicated to social media and user generated content. It’s first of two events this month put on by large marketing bodies where the entire event is focused on social media (the second is OMMA Social in a few weeks). It’s certainly a sign

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Get Your Name On The Back Cover Of PNI!

Since I launched my new book PNI, I have been getting emails, Facebook messages, Twitter updates and live feedback at events about what people liked and didn’t like about the book. These comments are a wealth of insight, but no one aside from me is getting the benefit of seeing them. Amazon reviews are the

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A Simple Marketing Lesson From The "Lingo Kid"

Sometimes the best lessons about marketing come from the most unexpected places. For a Friday post, I thought I would share two of the most amazing videos I’ve seen in a while that have nothing to do with blending anything. In fact, they are not even meant to be marketing videos at all. The videos

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Addictomatic Offers The Ultimate Ego Search

If you’re among the social media initiated, chances are you are Googling yourself more than once a day. In fact, you probably have Google alerts set up with your own name to notify you (and your ego) whenever anyone mentions you. It’s ok, you can admit it. As many of us build our digital profiles

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Marketing In The Age Of Disposable Email

Some guy named Bob probably hates me. I don’t know him and he doesn’t know me … but he’s the unfortunate registrant of Bob.com and has used his first name for his email address. Yup, you guessed it – that makes his email address bob@bob.com. That also happens to be the email address that I

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