Mar

03

The Idea Camp: Preliminary Thoughts

Over the next several weeks I will be posting much less rambling abstract thoughts regarding the Idea Camp, but wanted to let you know why I threw out so many tweets about this great unconference.    Also, for those who could not be there, there is a Vimeo channel up with videos being added every […]

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Feb

06

How to Rock at Customer Service: 12 Seconds

***Update: Sol actually saw this post and emailed me a quick note*** I like 12 Seconds. I use it, though not as much as I would like. My schedule does not permit me to spend much time doing things online that are fun and I have yet to find a great business use for it, […]

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Feb

03

Adventures in Missing the Point

Social Media as a means of marketing oneself and/or one’s business is a relatively new field. More and more are realizing the benefits, but recently I saw this comment (identifying info removed) on a post related to social media marketing. Good point, but I also wonder how many of us SPEND too MUCH time in […]

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Jan

03

Why I Ceded Control to a Stranger (and how you can get others to do the same)

Tomorrow morning my wife and I head to the hospital in anticipation of a planned c-section for the birth of our second son, Micah.  Because of this, I have been thinking back a lot to a post from a couple years ago, when my first son was born.  Below is the post. My son, Jedidiah […]

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Dec

23

How to Grow Your Organization Today

Brian Solis has a great post over at TechCrunch.  It is very long and I know if I twittered about it, many of the folks who needed to see it most, would probably FEEL they did not have time to read it.  So I am putting the most important part here and adding a few […]

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Nov

07

20 Tips to Survive and Thrive In Today’s Economic Turmoil or Marketing on a Budget part 2

Last week we looked at the first 5 tips.  Now lets turn our attention to the next 5.   6.  Form good relationships with local publications editors and journalists. When something truly interesting and relevant happens with your organization set them GREAT copy and they will publish it.  Caveat: if you send them crap or take […]

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Oct

31

How Can Non Profits Possibly Succeed in the Current Economic Turmoil?

Seth Godin shared this on his blog and I wanted to post a bit of it as well.  Think about your church, your NGO and even your business.  How can you become a leader of passionate evangelists for your cause or brand?  There’s this unspoken idea floating around that “fundraisers” can go about their work […]

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Oct

23

20 Tips to Survive and Thrive In Today's Economic Turmoil or Marketing on a Budget part 1.

I have spoken with many business owners lately concerned about the economy and how to best respond.  A dentist told me, well people still get cavities but they are putting off braces and elective procedures, a physical therapist said he knows some competitors are pulling their advertising and he doesn’t want to (he is smart […]

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Oct

17

Leadership is now the strongest marketing strategy

What works is leading. Leading a (relatively) small group of people. Taking them somewhere they’d like to go. Connecting them to one another  —  Seth Godin

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Aug

10

Pop Culture Lessons for the Church

For all of certain elements of the Church’s railing against it, Hollywood remains pretty successful. So while Pat Robertson may take one approach… “Popular television is flooded with filth and violence; MTV, VH-1, and pop radio stations are sewers of obscenity, rebellion and violence; pop magazines promote the vilest forms of pornography and a form […]

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