Archive for December 2012

The top 10 posts of 2012

I’ve seen a few of these sort of highlights posts over the last few days, and none better than ‘Big Posts that made a Difference’ by Mark Schaefer over at the Businesses Grow blog – a daily read for me. It’s a great post, not least as it provides a great guide around Marks blog for those people…

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Merry Christmas!

This is most likely the last entry on the blog this year. The last 14 months or so have been a blast, and I’ve learned loads from all of you, for which I owe you thanks! Most of all, I’ve enjoyed writing the posts and then reading and answering your comments, and I am extremely…

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Has the Internet Really Destroyed Traditional Media? Maybe not…

I had a lovely lunch the other day at the Celtic Manor hotel with three of my favourite people! I was joined by my lovely wife Joanne, and my good friends Pippa and Dai Davies. We talked about how the internet seems to have changed everything, Pippa you’ll know as an author and blogger in…

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It's all about Online video! (infographic)

I found this on Ross Qunitana’s Social Magnets site. Ross is always worth a read and his article featuring ‘4 reasons you need video marketing‘ is another cracker. Have a look at this infographic and pop over and read Ross’s blog!

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Guest Post: What is Marketing Strategy?

I’d like to welcome my very special and entirely virtual friend (well, not entirely virtual, she does exist!) Kaarina Dillabough to the blog today. It blows my mind that through the power of the social web you can connect with like-minded people and foster relationships with them. And Kaarina Dillabough is proof positive of this  phenomenon. Kaarina’s blog ‘Decide 2 Do’…

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3 minute Podcast: Trust Like Respect

Another bash at the very clever medium of podcasts today. This one is prompted by a comment on the first podcast I did about why your customers dont buy from John Heany. It was a great comment, very well thought out, and John talks about the trust that must exist between a brand and its customer before…

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Guest Post: Dressing for Effect

Another guest post today, from the lovely and talented Jenny Bersin, style consultant! You may remember Jenny’s previous post which created a bit of a stir with people coming out in favour or against personal style consultants. Though to be fair, few had issue with anything that Jenny said.  Creating an effective personal style is as relevant for those…

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Is Lego the most Social company in World?

Have a look at this video, made by the parents of a 10-year-old kid with Aspergers. James Groccia saved all his pennies for two years to buy his dream toy, an emerald green Lego train set. The story in the video tells of how when James had saved enough and went to buy his toy…

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3 Minute Podcast: The Only Weapon We Have

Thanks for the feedback! I’m so encouraged by the first couple of podcast experiments I’ll try a few more, as always please let me know what you think? This one is about the only weapon sales people have, and how to make sure its working at its optimum for you. Enjoy! Here’s the link to the site I…

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Why Does Nobody Want My Business?

I read an interesting article today in Forbes magazine. It states that an astonishing 71% of incoming website leads are wasted. 71%? Really? According to the research quoted in the article its true. Further in-house research conducted by InsideSales.com, the company quoted in the article, indicated that its only 27% of leads that were ever contacted. And interestingly  if…

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