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Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 18th May 2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,542
Posted By timandren
back links and more

I've tried many different methods with backlinks being the obvious favorite by Uncle Google. Organic SEO principles have been very effective for me on my site http://www.guideas.com and I've found...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 9th June 2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,280
Posted By timandren
Does Your Business Have Strong Contact Points?

Companies spend so much money on advertising, branding and public relations and yet cut costs on the actual human interaction in their business.

If you are a startup I strongly recommend paying...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 6th June 2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,074
Posted By timandren
Visualizing Your Business Strategy

I've been thinking about how visualization is so important in every step of business development, strategy and marketing. The process of fleshing out ideas can strengthen them, allow you to see new...
Forum: Social Media 5th June 2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,692
Posted By timandren
I agree. If you are just in broadcast mode,...

I agree. If you are just in broadcast mode, you're missing a part to participate in building your brand presence. Try engaging in between the broadcast for better effect.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 3rd June 2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,234
Posted By timandren
Business Is NOT War

The term 'business is war' is well known. Many entrepeneurs and executives love the idea of strategic battle and the eventual domination of their opponent, but at what cost? Everyone is a customer...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 26th May 2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,771
Posted By timandren
Stand For Your Brand. Endorse Your Business.

Hi everyone

A strong, valid testimonial is an endorsement that bridges many gaps for your customer. When you step up and become the face for your company, you have the opportunity to earn brand...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 22nd May 2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,599
Posted By timandren
Put Down The Shotgun And Build A Bridge

Many old media business models are still alive today but are continuing to die a slow death. Lately we've begun to see some major cracks in their foundations due to the advent of the information age....
Forum: General Offline Marketing 22nd May 2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,509
Posted By timandren
Baking The Marketing Into Your Offering

Baking the marketing into your offering requires an extra time investment, however the potential dividends are great.

How can you make an offering that not only gives your customer what they want...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 13th May 2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,438
Posted By timandren
The Definitive Guide To Twitter

Do you want to know how to get more out of Twitter?

I've been getting a lot of questions about how to use Twitter from my clients lately.

Why is there so much buzz about Twitter?

If you...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 13th May 2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By timandren
Great question Kirk. It's interesting that...

Great question Kirk. It's interesting that Twitter's adoption curve actually shows that Boomers are stronger adopters of the technology, but social media in general book-ends both Millenials and...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 8th May 2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By timandren
We've Evolved. So Should Your Marketing.

Hi everyone

It's no secret that our media channels have evolved.

You can see the value of the social web, but what makes it tick?

There are millions on the social web, but how does your...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 6th May 2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,166
Posted By timandren
The Power Of Small Talk

Many people are bored by the idea of small talk. I used to be one of them. In some situations I'd do everything I could to avoid small talk or those chats centered around water cooler topics. I found...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 1st May 2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,446
Posted By timandren
Don't Throw Your Brand Out With The Bathwater

I recently had a consulting session with a women's couture client who wanted to rebrand their company. Their marketing director was anxious to throw out the old design (and corresponding style guide)...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 24th April 2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,570
Posted By timandren
You Don't Spell 'We' With An 'I'

We are the future. We will make a difference. These words sound like corny mission statements or lyrics to an 80's song, but what they represent is a powerful global-business transition that is...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 20th April 2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,517
Posted By timandren
Fair play. I know many a business person who...

Fair play. I know many a business person who feels the way you do.

It's hard to argue with the growth numbers in my industry which is marketing. We have to know where people and their eyeballs are...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 19th April 2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,111
Posted By timandren
If you're into the idea of hiring a copywriter I...

If you're into the idea of hiring a copywriter I recommend this site.

http://www.textbroker.com/
Forum: General Offline Marketing 19th April 2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,421
Posted By timandren
I like this reply. Sometimes we accept standard...

I like this reply. Sometimes we accept standard delivery as satisfactory. What if we found a way as small businesses to do 50% more than that? I get the feeling customers will be so blown away that...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 19th April 2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,665
Posted By timandren
1. What logo design service do you use, and how...

1. What logo design service do you use, and how would you rate them?

http://99designs.com. Top notch!

2. Do you believe a customed designed logo is worth the investment?

Absolutely, without...
Forum: Social Media 19th April 2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,522
Posted By timandren
Well done Christine! This is the most thorough,...

Well done Christine! This is the most thorough, prescriptive entry I've seen regarding LinkedIn.
Forum: Social Media 19th April 2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,503
Posted By timandren
I noticed that at first. Eventually once the...

I noticed that at first. Eventually once the newness fades away I began to establish real connections that turned into in-person relationships, especially with sites such as LinkedIn and Meetup.
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 17th April 2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,517
Posted By timandren
Hurricane Twitter! Are You Prepared?

There's a storm on the horizon. Hurricane Twitter is going to be huge. Are you prepared to position your business to benefit from the winds of change?

Small Business Marketing Guide...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 15th April 2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,159
Posted By timandren
From Media Consumers To Media Creators

We are undergoing a change in our media habits. We are going from caterpillar to butterfly - from media consumer to media creator. What does this mean for you? http://tinyurl.com/czs5e8
Forum: General Offline Marketing 10th April 2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,421
Posted By timandren
Be A Business Black Belt

Do you know who your customer is? Do you know the answer to such question as...

what they look like? what they talk about? what's important to them? their values? what TV shows or movies they...
Forum: Social Media 9th April 2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,854
Posted By timandren
Twitter Boomers

The rapid ascent of Twitter is due in no small part to an unusual suspect in it's user base. The Baby Boomer.

I find the Twitter Boomer use to be a fascinating study on social network adoption. As...
Forum: Social Media 9th April 2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,617
Posted By timandren
Top notch entry Sporkman. Cheers for the share!

Top notch entry Sporkman. Cheers for the share!
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