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Thursday
Sep092010

Gary V. and social media

 

Just read Gary V.'s tweet (that turned into a blog post) and I was thinking about it. "Social Media is an amazing creative play, I am stunned that more banner ads or TV spots or Radio and Print don’t activate Social media in the content". Maybe because they are afraid. I think we talked about it before over here and I truly defend the idea that TV, radio or print media (newspaper or magazines) are so afraid of loosing viewers to the internet that social media seems to be a horrible idea. If the old media changes a lot, to try to claim it's viewers from internet, it's going to become something else, like internet. Times are changing, we are witnessing a revolution. Every time a revolution happened in history, like the invention of TV, it didn't put down the old format, in case the radio. But the "old" had to reinvent itself to become part of a new reality. We can try to understand that as a bag full of things in it and we can always find more space to fit something else. The "new" needs to conquer its space and it's not about putting the "old" out of the bag. TV, radio, newspaper and the other communication channels are going to learn how to live with the internet. But for now, fear is a good answer for Gary V.'s question. 

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Thursday
Jul222010

faceplant--yet another new way to connect

For those with iPhone4's, it can be difficult to take advantage of all the new add-ons. Facetime, one of my favorites, is especially difficult to use because to talk, both parties have to be connected via WIFI. Without knowing a contacts connectivity, it is difficult to connect them through Facetime.

Lucky for us, a new third-party app has been developed to help solve that problem. The app, named faceplant, is used in a similar way to AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) in that both parties need to be connected in order to chat. Thanks to iOS4, though, you can log into the app and then close it, and you will remain "logged in" and available for Facetime as long as you stay connected to WIFI. Below is an instructional video of how faceplant works. 

Check it out, and add faceplant to your new iPhone. The more people who have it, the faster it can make it into the mainstream!

 

 

Credit: Techcrunch

Wednesday
Jul212010

Social media or social life?

I've been asking myself a lot lately about how I can manage both my social media life and my social real life. Sometimes it's quite hard going out on a weekend, just quitting with all my accounts for 24 hours. Those precious hours would bring me close to my friends, family, and oops! Hey! I'm foreigner. I was born and raised in Brazil. I can't talk that easy with my family or friends. But once the weekend is getting close, the thing I think most is: that's the moment to establish contact with the south land. Because of social media I can get in touch with lots of people at once and get to know almost everything that is going on, even though I'm miles and miles away. Isn't skype such a wonderful tool?

And talking about the USA, no, I'm not lonely. I have great friends. I met wonderful people. And once more because of social media I got to know most of them and I can reach all of them faster specially during the week. It's also before the weekend comes that we can set up things to do and based on we are discussing, find alternatives and other stuff to do.

It was also because of social media that I, a foreigner, could keep track of almost everybody I met over here. All those people will be one day just a memory for me, but we will be able to see shared pictures, videos, (email) addresses and many other kind of information that will keep me in touch with them. 

Yeah, it may be a really simple and ordinary explanation of how social media can change your life, but It's also a way of showing that it works much more than a place for cheap chatting. I'm not preaching for the end of real communication, the real conversation, where you shake hands and hug to say goodbye. But we need to give social media a chance and say that it is an important thing in our lives nowadays. 

And just to finish, isn't that amazing when you come from an unplugged weekend with your friends and check your cluttered inbox with 50, 100 or 150 unread emails? I know, It's the feeling of not being left out.

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Just an observation: all this came up when I read an AdAge article. Really well executed, but, I just think that there's no easy way for us to get rid of all this!

Monday
Jul122010

unGeeked e'lite Social Media, Marketing, & Branding Retreat - San Francisco

unGeeked e'lite International Social Media, Marketing, & Branding 3-day Retreat

What is unGeeking? It's the widespread adoption of trends, strategies and tools that allow CEOs, VPs, Directors, Managers and Consultants, of growing businesses to:

  • Enhance and embrace internal branding campaigns
  • Enhance recruiting and talent acquisition campaigns
  • Enhance in-bound and out-bound marketing campaigns
  • Improve customer service and customer relations
  • Develop effective sales campaigns and lead generation strategies
  • Develop effective PR campaigns

Why is unGeeked e'lite unPlugged?

  • unPlugged means fewer Slides and MORE ENGAGEMENT
  • unPlugged format allows for OPTIMIZED LEARNING
  • unPlugged means MORE thought provoking FEEDBACK
  • It encourages the SHARING of similar experiences and BRAINSTORMING

The BUZZ on unGeeeked e'lite Retreats REGISTER TODAY

Below are the unGeeked "Elites" presenting in San Francisco at unGeeked Elite Retreats December 2-4th ( Location TBA)

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 These "nationally and internationally" recognized and respected  "Elites,"are well known for their expertise and best practices in the areas of Marketing, Branding, Sales, PR, Talent Acquisition and Customer service.

Confirmed Complimentary Presenters for #unGeekedSanFran

  • Sue Spaight - Principal at Meyer and Wallis - Milwaukee,Wisconsin - @Sue- Spaight
  • Angel Oakley - Owner, Unicatis - Chicago, Illinois - @AngelOakley
  • Barbara Rozgonyi - Owner, Co-founder Social Media Club Chicago, Wired PR Works - @wireprworks
  • Neal Shaefer - Social Media Strategic Consultant, LinkedIn Maximer for Businesses and Recruiters #JobChat Co-Founder

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Event details

December 2-4th
San Francisco, CA

Times:
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Includes a Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Buffet


Reserve Your Seat!

$999.00 "Early-bird" Registration per person
$1,295.00 Registration
per person


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Early-bird Pricing
Ends Nov. 1, 2010

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Monday
Jul122010

unGeeked e'lite International Social Media Marketing Branding

unGeeked e'lite International Social Media, Marketing, & Branding 3-day Retreat Toronto Canada   (if you'd like information on unGeeked e'lite  San Francisco see this link.)

What is unGeeking? It's the widespread adoption of trends, strategies and tools that allow CEOs, VPs, Directors, Managers and Consultants, of growing businesses to:

  • Enhance and embrace internal branding campaigns
  • Enhance recruiting and talent acquisition campaigns
  • Enhance in-bound and out-bound marketing campaigns
  • Improve customer service and customer relations
  • Develop effective sales campaigns and lead generation strategies
  • Develop effective PR campaigns

Why is unGeeked e'lite unPlugged?

  • unPlugged means fewer Slides and MORE ENGAGEMENT
  • unPlugged format allows for OPTIMIZED LEARNING
  • unPlugged means MORE thought provoking FEEDBACK
  • It encourages the SHARING of similar experiences and BRAINSTORMING

The BUZZ on unGeeeked e'lite Retreats REGISTER TODAY

These "nationally and internationally" recognized and respected  "Elites,"are well known for their expertise and best practices in the areas of Marketing, Branding, Sales, PR, Talent Acquisition and Customer service.

 

Richard Laermer - Author Trendspotting and Co-Author of Punk Marketing and CEO of RLM PR
Sally Hogshead - Author of FASCINATE and Radical Careering, Sally’s work and insights have been profiled by The New York Times, NBC, ABC, CBS and MSNBC
Mark Bowden -  CEO of Truth Plane and Author of Winning Body Language
Dan Schawbel - recognized as a "personal branding guru" by The New York Times and author Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success
Marsha Collier- eBay For Dummies series author /  Co-Founder #CustServ Chat / Customer Service & Social Media Influencer
Jeffrey Willinger - President, Social Media Club Chicago, Social Computing and SharePoint Evangelist Director at Rightpoint. 
Amanda Hite - CEO of Talent Revolution, Inc., Amanda is internationally recognized for leveraging social media to engage talent.
Noah Rickun is  CEO of Jeffrey Gitomer's TrainOne and a Maven Extradonaire on Sales Development
Jason Falls is Founder of Social Media Explorer, the Blog and LLC and Jason has been quoted in Entrepreneur, Inc.CNN OnlinePR Week. He is one of the most sought after on the topic of social media marketing, policies and PR.
Jason Weaver -  CEO of Shoutlet, A comprehensive social media marketing and monitoring  tool

Confirmed Presenters for #unGeekedCanada

Mark Wadden and Tom Tentoglou - Owners - M79 Toronto Canada - @mwadden and @tentoglou
Sue Spaight - Brand Strategist, Meyer and Wallis - Milwaukee,WI - @Sue- Spaight
Angel Oakley - Owner, Unicatis - Chicago, Illinois - @AngelOakley
Katie Felten - Owner , MKE Live - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - @KatieFelten
Kelly Olexa - Author and Owner New Media Strategies- @kellyolexa
Joe Sorge - AJ Bombers, Food Wars Contestant, Co-Author Twitterworks - @AJBombers
Barbara Rozgonyi - Founder Social Media Club Chicago, Owner, Wired PR Works - @wireprworks

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Event details

October 28-30th
The beautiful Atlantis Pavilion
Toronto Canada

Times:
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Includes a Continental Breakfast and Lunch Buffet


Reserve Your Seat!

$825.00 "Early-bird"
per person cost
$975 Non early-bird cost


Take Advantage of
Early-bird Pricing
Ends Sept 21, 2010

REGISTER TODAY