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Talk WITH Us, Not AT Us: #SMChat/#SoloPR Combo

January 6, 2017
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SMChat and SoloPR

We’re starting off 2017 by doing a combo chat with #SMChat and #SoloPR. We would love your feedback and insights as well. Please join us and be sure to tag your Tweets with both hashtags! During a recent #SoloPR Twitter chat, host Karen Swim asked, “What areas/skills do you want to learn/improve in 2017?” Proactive […]

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Balancing life and work, one email at a time

January 2, 2017
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One of the most intriguing phenomena that’s managed to quietly grace the whimper-like onset of 2017 is happening in France: organizations with 50+ employees are now mandated by law “to negotiate the terms of sending work emails after hours, and define the rights of employees to ignore such communication.” You wanna talk work-life balance? So […]

The Best of 2016 at #smchat

December 28, 2016
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The holidays are here, and the New Year approaches. It’s a great time to look forward, but sometimes it’s good to look back. Today we’ll look back at 2016. Many on the web and in social spaces are bemoaning 2016, but lots of good things happened for #smchat. We’ll use our chat today to amplify […]

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2016 Marketing Trends and 2017 Predictions

December 12, 2016
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2016 Marketing Trends and 2017 Predictions

It’s December, so time for a recap of the marketing trends from 2016 and time to make some predictions for what will work in 2017. I was reading the most popular marketing categories for 2016 in Target Marketing magazine and their top 10 included: 10. Content Marketing 9. Search 8. B-to-B 7. Online Marketing 6. […]

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Can Facebook successfully enter the recruiting market?

December 5, 2016
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A TechCrunch (TC) post was published last month indicated that Facebook may join in on LinkedIn’s recruiting business, allowing business Pages to promote job listings. A new Facebook option in the status update composer allows Pages to formally share a job opening with related details like job title, salary or if it’s full-time versus part-time. TechCrunch found […]

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A Writer’s Community: Finding Centers and Edges on the Road to Common Ground

November 30, 2016
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Most writer’s would acknowledge the importance of their words.  In today’s web-focused, media-rich  world, you can add pictures and videos to the list, and repackage it all as content.  But the issues of focus and priority remain: Our words and our content are how we engage in the 21st centrury; it’s how we deliver our […]

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