Legal Versus Social: 7 Steps To An Amicable Relationship

Posted by on Oct 26, 2009 in Business, Communicate, Community, Corporate, Employment, engagement, Law, Legal, Social, Social SEO

7 Steps to integrate your corporate legal department and an evolving social business model seamlessly.(This post is designed more for those deep in the corporate trenches, looking for guidance on how to plan out a new guidelines around social business practices policy). As social business communications become more prevalent in your marketing strategy, it should be expected that legal will also become more adamant about creating documents to lock down your companies brand...

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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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Nutella Lover’s Come Out of the Closet…It’s a Big Closet

Posted by on Jul 24, 2009 in Branding, Communicate, Community, Consumer

(Traduire en français) (Traduci in italiano) An interesting pattern caught my eye this week. Some friends Steve Woodruff, Sonny Gill, Kris Colvin, Kirsten Wright, Oliver Blanchard and others exposed their personal opinions about Nutella. Online a secret society of Nutella lovers emerged to the fore front of online chatter. There are some of us that hide in the shadows with a favorite jar of the chocolate hazelnut delight and a large spoon waiting for the sweet...

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Independence Day: It Is Up To Individual Interpretation

Posted by on Jul 5, 2009 in Communicate, Community, engagement, Karma

   Independence day is my favorite holiday of the year. In my personal opinion how to celebrate the holiday is it is up to individual interpretation. Beside the “normal” celebrating it is my annual half-way point where refreshing and realigning is my main goal. Secondly, its time for catching up with family and friends on all levels. My family and friends remind me I need to disconnect from my wifi connection and live life. A couple years ago I looked...

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My Morning Wake Up: Chris Brogan’s “10 Things You Could Do Better Today”

Posted by on Feb 26, 2009 in Communicate, Conversational, interaction, time management

From the infamous Chris Brogan Stumbled on this list early this morning. I mean WAY early before I had my first coffee so it was sobering to have these first ten thoughts be my first thoughts of my day. 10 Things You Could Do Better Today Improve your response time to requests. Improve the brevity and simplicity of your email correspondence. Connect with five new people and seven existing colleagues or friends each day. Inspect your business process cycle from start to...

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Twittering In An Educational Setting

Posted by on Feb 24, 2009 in Communicate, Conversational, socialmedia, Twitter

I am curious what the majority of the educational population believes is adequate and/or a superfluous level of twittering in a classroom setting. My basic research shows that there is a huge gap in the different generations opinion as what is acceptable and what is considered all out rude. Since being social always involves the free exchange of information and break down of boundries it seems that the classroom setting needs to evolve or die out. Since most colleges allow...

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Tropicana / PepsiCo: Who Cashed This Check? Branding Disaster

Posted by on Feb 22, 2009 in Bad Branding, Branding, Communicate, Community, interaction, Solution

I think I stepped in something and it smells like… I want to meet the agency who was able to convince Tropicana to alienate all their loyal orange juice consumers and sold them on this self-damaging visual design. I personally love Tropicana and have been drinking it since I was a child so the fact that I have been unable to find any Tropicana on the shelf since late December 2008 annoys me. I hate the cheap stuff and as a consumer it comes down to ease, convenience...

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