Social Media Marketing and Blogging – They’re Things You Just Need to Do!

by Chuck Swanson ~ March 8th, 2013

Chuck Swanson We’re constantly speaking to clients, prospects and friends about the power of social media and blogging. What kind of power and what ROI expectations usually become part of the conversation. I certainly understand the need to justify marketing spend; my marketing roots are in direct response, where measurement and ROI reign supreme. That said I think that too much focus is spent on ROI when it comes to social media marketing and blogging.  

CafeGive Social – Turning Marketing into Cause Marketing

by Jason Nuss ~ February 8th, 2013

Jason Nuss Social Media Marketing activities are typically self-centered. I don’t say ‘self-centered’ in a bad way, just stating a fact that when you’re social media marketing, you’re usually attempting to build online brand visibility, and social community, for you, your business, your brand, or someone else’s brand.  

Make That… 8 Unpleasant Truths About Social Media

by Chuck Swanson ~ August 22nd, 2012

Chuck Swanson I recently got (and read) my Fast Company magazine’s September issue. You know… the one that had “Social Media is Sexy” on the cover. Not sure whether or not social media is sexy or not; surely more sexy than direct mail or email, but perhaps slightly less sexy than television advertising? That could be a blog topic for another day and one that would be fun to write... okay mental note made.  

C4 Weekly News Roundup – July 27, 2012

by Chuck Swanson ~ July 27th, 2012

Chuck Swanson This week went by in the blink of an eye, though I still felt a day behind. Yesterday was Friday for some reason. Anyhow, here are some stories and blogs we found worth sharing, including some crazy social media marketing mistakes and some search engine optimization (SEO) tips for your keyword list.  

Starbuck’s Social Media Lesson – Something We Can All Learn From

by Chuck Swanson ~ July 18th, 2012

Chuck Swanson Just read the Business 2 Community blog by Melissa Agnes – Starbuck’s Lesson:  A Social Media Attack Can Arise When Least Expected – and it highlights a social media marketing lesson that everyone who uses social media should understand clearly:  


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