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Getting The Most From Jive From The Hive

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Blog, Branding, Featured, Jive From The Hive, time management

Getting The Most From Jive From The Hive

   H ello my fellow online adventurers! A few years ago, (seems like a million days ago in online time) I started this little blog called JiveFromTheHive.  After 15 years of digital and search engine optimization it was time to share my knowledge with those that would listen. I would indulge in blogging late at night after fulfilling my corporate responsibilities. Jive From The Hive offers a bunch of knowledge and tips but there is a spice of my opinions embedded in...

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About US Page : Don’t Go In Naked, Just K.I.S.S.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Branding, Building Relationships, Communicate, Featured, Hidden Value, Solution, Technology

About US Page : Don’t Go In Naked, Just K.I.S.S.

Have you ever thought about what makes you memorable to others? Face to face meeting is the easy part but what about when you are found online first? Whether you are a corporate entity or a personal brand online representation can become lost in a sea of anonymity. It is always the relationship and trust that builds the friendship and makes the sale. K.I.S.S rules apply here. On your site you want to guide your site traffic with ease to the trusting part of equation and an...

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Why Your Community Management Kinda Sucks

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Bad Branding, Branding, Community, Consumer, content, Corporate, Featured, Jive From The Hive, Solution

Why Your Community Management Kinda Sucks

So those who know me know I have taken time off to write and plan my next big business endeavors and expose some small accomplishments in the next couple weeks. I’ve tended to working with elite group of clients and taking on a few pre-selected clients. Regaining a solid platform and setting sights on some new goals. With several new community and content sites launching in the Fall and Yup! I’m excited! Taking time this summer has been gratifying to step back...

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Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes And Memorable Points From SXSW 2010

Posted by on Apr 1, 2010 in Branding, Building Relationships, Crush It book, Hidden Value, Personal Branding, SXSW 2010, sxsw business

  With the fine tuning of my own speaker kit in mind I decided to share my notes from Gary’s presentation with the world. Personally, I prefer his style of presentation as it closest to my own presenting goals. Particularly, I like that he opens up the mic to solve problems on the spot rather than delegating to the crowd. Gary Vaynerchuk (@GaryVee) always is entertaining and insightful. I’ve rarely miss a presentation of his speaking engagements when I am...

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My Online Doorbell. How To Turn Your Brand Evangelists Into Anti-Evangelists

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in Bad Branding, Branding, Building Relationships, Communicate, Community, Featured

This one in a series of posts that make up “The Community Manager’s Toolbox”.   When does company contact reaches the point of becoming an annoyance? When do you start to feel resentful that your own time management is being challenged? Incessantly ringing my door bell multiple times does not make me want to buy your product more. It is becomes and annoyance. An annoyance is also the one element of company communication that will always produce the...

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Speaking Events: ICSC Retail Fusion Conference Chicago

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010 in Branding, Business, Corporate, Retail Marketing, shopping mall marketing, Solution

Two weeks ago, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting the marketing mavens of the shopping mall world otherwise known as ICSC ( International Council of Shopping Centers).  I was quite enlightened to be exposed to the social business model and the the retail industry.   In a way they are just starting out with the social business paradigm shift. It is unlike anything they have every experienced before and the majority of the feedback came back to the same point....

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How To Maximize Your SXSW Interactive Experience In 7 Steps

Posted by on Mar 15, 2010 in Branding, Business, Conferences, Conversational, Events, networking, sxsw business

  (Based upon user experience and observations of a seasoned  SXSW–er) SXSW has long been a favorite event of mine. If you network correctly it can be beneficial to your career, your business and your friendships. SXSW is a valuable resource if you use it correctly. Like all events you get out of it what you put into it. I view SXSW as a meeting place for all the people I converse with during the year online so it is like a summer camp for nerds, techies, online...

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How Do You Overcome Communication Obstacles?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2009 in Branding, Communicate, Community, Conferences, content, Conversational, Karma, networking, Newsletter, socialmedia

  Creating content that all of your network or community enjoys all of the time is nearly impossible. It is Fall and my favorite season of the year. Everything changes and abruptly. I’m taking advantage of this and I suggest you do as well. The way I communicate through specific mediums is changing. I usually communicate directly through twitter, text messages or through speaking gigs. Apparently, I do loose of connection points by not following through after the...

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