Archive for October 2009

Would you use your website to advertise for someone else?

Over the weekend I was shopping with my wife for some storage boxes for vacation keepsakes. (Don’t ask. It’s too complicated. The short version is that I like to keep memories from our annual family vacations, but I’m too lazy to bother with trying to create scrapbooks.) We looked at the usual suspects – A.C. […]

Social Media Part III: LinkedIn

Some people call LinkedIn their digital Rolodex, which it can be, but it offers much more. It can also be a tool to help you form business partnerships, research trends, ask questions, form and join groups, follow discussions, and show thought leadership. As a company, you can set up a corporate page, which details the […]

Social Media Part II: Using Facebook for BtoB

Like Twitter, Facebook can also be used as a way to reach and connect with key audiences anywhere in the world. In fact, Facebook can be used in 70 different languages. Unlike Twitter, however, Facebook allows you to build what are called fan pages or groups. There are slight differences between a Facebook fan page […]

Is the testimonial dead?

When we’re brainstorming ideas for an ad, one of the old “standbys” is to use some sort of testimonial. Now, for those of us creatives who regard ourselves as “original thinkers” (whether we really are or not is highly debatable, but that’s a topic for another blog), the idea of a testimonial usually sends shivers […]

Branding lessons from Saturn

It was a sad day when GM announced last week that it was finally pulling the plug on Saturn. When the brand was launched, the company was carefully planned and its marketing orchestrated to create something dramatically different – and it worked (back in the early 90s, at least). What did Saturn do? And is […]

What can social media do for me? (Part I)

Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. They are all tools in the ever-growing world of social media, but how do these internet-based services play out in BtoB? I’d like to take some time over the next few posts to demystify what they really do and share some helpful tips on how they can impact your business. Twitter Call […]

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