25 Jan Facebook Marketing Win Via The Olive Garden

I've been wanting to showcase some excellent Facebook Page marketing examples by large brands and this opportunity came to light whole browsing today. The Olive Garden is currently running a Facebook contest that blew me away, mainly because of the sheer brilliance of how they're doing it. This example should be looked over hard by companies struggling to grow their Facebook Page, especially ones with a large marketing budget. I have been nagging and annoying the hell out of our clients...

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17 Jan Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips

The fine folks at Milestone Internet Marketing do a great job of making great videos, and I luckily remembered to check out their Pubcon coverage this year. This was a goody and a great little inspirational video for small businesses out there struggling to get a grasp on all this social media....

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23 Nov Real Estate Social Media, Real Time and Location Based Marketing Tactics

I imagine the last thing real estate agents want to hear is that there are more marketing strategies to implement this year. I know how much time I put into my online and offline marketing efforts, so I feel for other agents out there trying to keep up. I'll do my best to not overwhelm you folks, but instead help build a solid foundation towards your social media strategies. It's no secret by now that real time search and marketing are...

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23 Oct Foursquare Space Station Check In = Linkbait!

The first Foursquare check-in from space was completed by astronaut Douglas Wheelock just the other day. In a world of PR and viral marketing it has become quite a bit harder to get heard, so when you can blast a message from space you know the world will tune in. While Foursquare battles the location based check-in war, it seems they just got a massive PR spike thanks to this interesting event. Gizmodo broke the news for most and it...

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17 Sep Facebook Places Launch Video

We all knew it was coming! Facebook Places is taking aim at Foursquare (and the other guys) with its new feature that is not at all original, but they have the user base so might as well. Of all the location based applications, this one will most likely give the Foursquare crew a run for its money depending on what else they do with it. One extra, cooler, better, faster, hard stronger ( sorry Daft Punk ) feature should be...

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17 Aug SecondStep SEO/SEM Software by BlueGlass

I just saw a post by Loren Baker about this very slick looking software suite from the fine folks at BlueGlass and just had to post about it. This software takes your marketing campaign to the next level with organization, analytic and work flow tools to make life easier. They have been private for a while, and this is the launch of a private beta in which you can sign up for. Loren did an amazing post on SEJ about...

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15 Aug ShopKick Location Based Shopping App

I've been soaking in all the location based and real time marketing lately, for obvious reasons of course. On my digital travels I came across ShopKick while writing for an upcoming publication. I was talking with Scott Loader yesterday about his Foursquare rampage while shopping here in Vancouver. While Foursquare is no geared directly towards just stores, it still does an ok job of providing deals and fun through its games. I however really like the idea of a location...

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18 May Foursquare for Business Marketing & Local Search Domination

Foursquare is going to be the biggest force in the top 10 for businesses within the next year, so get ready for new marketing opportunities. Businesses are already scrambling to work with the Foursquare API, and I'm already seeing local business search domination in play. I wanted to showcase some ways you'll be able to socially do business, and this is only with Foursquare. Imagine the reach you'll get by dominating Gowalla as well, but that's another post coming up...

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21 Apr Vancouver Link Building & Social Media Marketing

I just wanted to let anyone and everyone in my hometown of Vancouver BC Canada about my local services. I work with a few clients here and would love to work with more. I do travel on site out of town, but it would be nice to get the chance to help local businesses succeed in a tough marketplace. The marketplace here is booming, and with the 2010 Olympics come and gone the economy is still speeding along. I've done...

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