Marketing Update : 1102-14

Rolling well into the first quarter, you're headed for the "winter doldrums" ... you want to be ready
* Strategy First When Integrating Social Media and Direct Marketing
* The ROI of Real-Time Marketing and PR
* An Alternative to Procurement
* The Art of the Checkin: From Location to Content to Brand
* 6 Lessons from 5 Companies That Use Social Media
* U.S. Paid Search Budgets Forecast To Rise 15%
* Email Resolutions You Can Keep February 14, 2011

Marketing Update 1101-24

This Marketing Update gathers some significant articles published since late fall. Good reading for anyone in the marketing fields today... * Marketing Sense isn't the Same as Common Sense
* Why and How You Should Be Using Triggered Email
* Connecting Rings and Bricks to Clicks
* 3 Ways to Create an Effective Content Strategy for Social Media Marketing
* 2011 Predictions for Agencies
* 3 Ways to Make Your Email More Social
* Say Hello to CAPTCHAs as Advertising
* How to Create a Social Media Ad Buy on a Budget ... and more January 24, 2011

Media update: 1012-17

Fred Showker's 60-Second Window Media update: Trends in Global Media, Social Syncing, Cross Platform Marketing, Connectivity Addiction, PR. Virtual Property Rights and more December 17, 2010

Media update: 1012-10

This media update looks at getting your strategy together for 2011 -- from examples of thriving online communities; to executing your social media strategy; to social networking and email marketing and your prospect's inbox. December 10, 2010

Evil Twitter Tweets

It's a jungle out there. I always say that in my Photoshop Madness column. But when I mentioned it on FaceBook, Jeff Fisher and several others didn't seem to believe it. Then I get this flaming email about warning people! So I stalked a stalker from Twitter just to prove ... it's a jungle out there March 26, 2010

Free images for your blog

Finding high quality legal images for use on a blog or website can be a tedious and complicated process. Too often, bloggers and web site creators to rely on unlicensed images, which hurts both photographers and end users. Enter PicApp February 26, 2010

Captions: if you post content

Nothing is more frustrating than to discover something really great on the web -- but no contact, name or information. Is it there to take? February 19, 2010

Twitter Tweet Jerks

As a relatively new Twitter user, I'm disturbed at some of the practices showing up in the tweet stream. Yes, it's good finding so many wonderful resources ... but some of the tweeters just aren't "our" kind of people ... November 3, 2009

GOOGLE Gotcha

All those who wanted to monetize their web sites had a big boost a couple of years ago when Google rolled out their AdSense program. I jumped on board, just like I jumped on the new upstart named "Amazon" when they first appeared on the scene. Amazon has cut its affiliates commissions back to near-oblivion, in the interest of their profits -- why did we think Google wouldn't do the same? November 4, 2007