I recently had a conversation with restaurateur who has been tasked with creating the social media strategy for several restaurants. It was an interesting talk. I’ve had no exposure to this business model other than sitting down to eat or waiting tables as a youth. We talked about the specifics around this business model and …

Just got an email from a friend of mine who’s looking for a new opportunity and how he used Twitter & LinkedIn to get 2 interviews in 30 minutes. The email is below: Unbelievable how fast this online media stuff can connect you.¬† Looking for a job, got a Twitter feed this morning of best …

Link to Foursquareness according to Howcast (video)

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I recently read a post on Jason Markow’s blog (which you should read frequently; it’s good for you) about narcissism and personal branding. He brought up some excellent points about not sacrificing the business for sake of someone’s personal brand of those involved. His argument was that the business should be able to survive if …

Back on April 13th, I lectured in Professor McCubbrey’s class on how a CIO could use Web 2.0 for their business. The focus of that lecture really how the social media landscape is evolving and then talk about how a CIO may utilize¬† these changes. The reason for this method lies in that it’s too …

Imagine a room filled with MBAs, working on developing the next marketing push. At the core of the conversation is trying to determine what the “common man” wants. I’ve been in that room. I was one of the MBAs. The feeling of futility grows the more times you go through that exercise. You do your …

Link to Driving qualified leads from WordPress into Salesforce (video)

Saw this great video on Mashable about the latest plug-in for WordPress. Now you can drive qualified leads into Salesforce directly from WordPress! Very surprised this wasn’t written for LinkedIn first. Enjoy!

I was talking with a friend of mine today and he described a situation where he was trying to help a client understand that based on her business model; she needed to be the one to blog for her business. She replied; “I don’t have much content and was hoping you could blog for us.”. …

Link to SXSW check-in visualization (video)

Found this awesome visualization of check-ins at this year’s SXSW, across Brightkite, Foursquare, Twitter, Gowalla, etc on SimpleGeo. Great way to see the coming prevalence of geo-location awareness. Enjoy!

Recently, there have been numerous stories about social networks, virtual worlds and gaming sites utilizing virtual goods as a way to monetize their offering. The game FarmVille is something many Facebook users are familiar with and the game allows you to “farm with your friends”. It’s currently the most popular game on Facebook with over …