Archive for July 2012

Oi! Social Media Conference Announcement – The new website is launched!

Last week Joel Hughesput the finishing touches to a very special website. He has developed hundreds, possibly thousands over the years, but I’d guess none exactly like this one. This one has been conceived and constructed by a group of people with one aim in mind, and for once at least, that aim is not about making…

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Website Review: The Social Habit – Social Media Research Redefined

This is VERY exciting. A personal social media hero of mine, Mr Mark Schaefer, has joined forces with some HUGE names in the industry to bring us a new approach to understanding social media. Mark shared the news in this blog today, and I was instantly hooked. For too long, like much of the history…

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Sales Strategy? What Sales Strategy?

I’ve talked a lot lately about sales strategy. The plan you have to ensure you are going to win.  No, it’s not more complex than that. And don’t listen to anyone that wants to make it more complicated. The problem is, too many of us have no idea of what we do that makes us…

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Reblog: 10 Social Media Personas

The incomparable Jeff Bullas has just hosted a guest post from a lady called Susanna Gebauer – founder of the social publishing and content platform Explore B2B. Its one of those really interesting pieces where you get to characterise the various people hanging around on social media sites! I guess the fun is in deciding…

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Reblog: 6 ways visual content can blow your mind!

Another cracking post on Mark Schaefers Business {Grow} blog. This time a guest post from a fascinating guy called Mars Dorian. Mars makes a very interesting correlation between the time his blog ‘took off’ and when he introduced what he calls visual marketing into his output. The feature has 6 ideas to really make your posts zing, here…

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Great video: kid playing drums as a business allegory!

…watch this video of an amazing kid taking the internet by storm. You may have already come across him and his talent, but I wonder if you’ve recognised it from this perspective? Its clip of 7-year-old Jaxon Smith playing along to the Foo Fighters track ‘Pretender’. I saw it on the Daily Mail website first…

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The Road to Sales Recovery

I’ve read another great post from Anthony Iannarino over at The Sales Blog today called How To Execute a Turnaround. Its compelling stuff from someone who has an intuitive grasp of sales strategy and a fantastic turn of phrase capable of making even complex messages easy to understand. I’d thoroughly recommend you popping over to read what…

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High Level v. Low Level – Which sales person are you?

People talk about high level and low lever sales all the time, I know I do. So I thought I’d describe what I see as some of the main differences in the two approaches so that you can see which you might be. Note though, low level doesn’t necessarily mean a bad sales person, and high level…

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Blog review: A Creative Read

Doing what good bloggers do, Shona Reed came to my attention by posting a comment on my ‘Big Idea’ page. Lesson one, share the love in the blogosphere and you’ll get noticed! You’ll no doubt drive traffic to your own site as people follow your genuine and thoughtful comment on their site back to yours.…

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