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Taking care of your mind and body

Hard work. Meeting deadlines. Overcoming Challenges. Delighting customers and clients. These are just part of what it takes to create and grow a great business. As our passion for business drives us forward, it’s extremely important to make sure we’re not neglecting our health. Show More Summary

Online Marketing News: Mobile Ranking Signals, CEOs Wasting Money, Social Customer Service

54% of Facebook Users Login Multiple Times Per Day (Twitter: 34%) - More than half of Facebook active users (54 percent) log into the social network more than once per day, compared to just over one third (34 percent) who do so on Twitter. AllTwitter Report: 66 Percent Of Email Opens On Mobile, Mostly iOS Devices [...]

How to make 2015 your best year ever

It’s December. The final month of the year. There’s a very important question you need to ask yourself, as you prepare for 2015: Looking back, was January 2014 the start of a New Year… or was it just another chance to relive the same...Show More Summary

6 Steps to an Optimized and Socialized Content Workflow

Digital marketing tactics have changed over the years but one thing has not – Customers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to the insights marketers need to deliver relevant, meaningful and useful content at the right time and the right place. To realize the benefits of customer insight requires an integrated approach – [...]

Evolution of The Manager

This concept and the visual was taken from my new book, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization. A few months ago I introduced the concept of the 7 Principles of the Future Employee which was followed by The Evolution of the Employee. Show More Summary

How a Shift from All SEO to Social & Influencer Content Boosted Page Views by 500%

A small business technology company was focusing their online marketing efforts on SEO and this approach proved to be effective for several years. Research revealed relevant keywords in demand from searchers actively looking for solutions in this software category. Existing content was optimized, cross linked and new content was created where needed. Content was promoted to [...]

3 SEO Predictions I made in 2005 – Was I Right? What About Search in 2025?

I gave my first public presentation about online marketing just under 10 years ago for MIMA (Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association) called “Search Engine Smarts – Organic, PPC, SEO, Blog – What Does it All Mean?”. It was at the J.J. Hill Library in Saint Paul early one morning and about 60 people showed up. To say [...]

Customer Experience Happens To You Not Because of You…But It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

  Earlier this year, I was asked to write the foreword for a new book focused on experience marketing and CX. The opportunity appeared while I was in the throes of researching and writing my (not yet announced) book. As hard as it was to pull away from it, I must admit that it was […]

Digital is Just a Means to Reach People…It’s How and Why You Use It That Matters

Splendida Notizia! #WTF is going on in Italy? The future of business is turning a new page…that’s what. I’m excited to announce that What’s the Future of Business: Changing the way businesses create experiences is now available in Italy. To celebrate the launch, I spent some time with Luca Conti, new media strategist, Italian blogger, […]

Pivot: The Emergence of Digital Compels Businesses to Transform

Guest post by Mike Edelhart, co-producer and CEO of The Pivot Conference (@pivotcon) Historic shifts in business fundamentals don’t occur smoothly; rather they happen in sudden, sharp shifts which open unexpected chasms companies must traverse or plunge. Today, the deep change in human behavior brought about by the emergence of social media marks the latest […]

Pivot: The Total Digital Experience

The Pivot Conference in NYC in October is unique among events in that, each year, it shifts  focus to deeply reflect the needs of its community of senior business transformation executives from leading brands and organizations.  To make that happen, I serve as Pivot’s Executive Producer along with Pivot CEO, Mike Edelhart. For four years […]

A Manifesto for Building Relationships in the Digital Era

Not too long ago, my dear friend Hugh MacLeod (@gapingvoid) and I set out to explore a new world of visual communication that combined an intentional form of written storytelling illustrated through clever yet pithy cartoons. That work was originally brought to life in #WTF (What’s the Future of Business). The engagement around Hugh’s work […]

The Alliance – Managing Talent In a Networked World

In the lastest episode of the podcast we speak to Chris Yeh. In a world where employee tenure is shrinking and where independent workers are on the rise, organizations are struggling to find a new way of working with employees. Employees...Show More Summary

Independent Workers and the Freelancer Economy

In this latest episode of the future of work podcast I speak with Gene Zaino, the CEO of MBO Partners. We explore the impact that independent workers and freelancers are having on business and on the world in general. This is a rapidly...Show More Summary

The Deal of the Year (and the formula for success in internet business)

I just whipped together a short video for you to show my new content creation tool in action. The video also contains the Deal of the Year from me as well as… The formula for ultimate success in internet business and new media marketing. There’s a time sensitive announcment at the end, so go watch […]

Product Launch Case Study | How I Sold Out a $6000 Product Before the Sales Letter was Even Finished

I just finished putting together a case study that breaks down the timeline and strategies used in one of my most successful product launches ever, the Platinum Mastermind Group for Internet Business Mastery. Despite the $6000 price tag, we were able to sell out the program before the official launch day. Show More Summary

MNM 11 | 10 Ways to Find Continuous Content Ideas

Two of the questions I get asked most about content marketing are… What should I blog/podcast about? Where do I find new content ideas so that I don’t run out? After this episode you’ll have several tools at your fingertips for generating endless content ideas, whether for blogging, audio or video. Download the MP3 Watch […]

Discourse vs Vanilla Forums vs Xenforo: Who Makes The Best Forum Software

This is not an attack on Discourse or Xenforo. It’s not  even really a comparison of Vanilla vs Discourse vs Xenforo. Rather I’d like to talk more about Vanilla Forums and the mistakes I see in the comparisons others make when they compare it to other forum solutions. Show More Summary

How Many Umbrellas Do You Sell When It Rains?

The buzz right now, as you may have heard is “Big Data”, but there is still plenty to be done with small data. One of these is weather. If your business has anything to do with weather, even tangentially you need to check out this new free tool from Weather Underground. Show More Summary

8 SEO Tips in a Panda World

In this Panda world I’ve been taking courses and doing some serious research and study on how to get/keep top Google rankings. SEO has changed a lot, although some things never change – good onsite optimization means you don’t have to worry about every little update – your site will be solid. The Panda update did make everyone step up their game, though...

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