January 24, 2009
I’ve been invited to participate in the upcoming Digital Media Marketing Summit on February 19th. Based upon the topics you see below being discussed by other panelists and what you know about me – what would you like to hear me share information about?
7-7:45am Sundeep Kapur, Online Marketing Strategist, NCR – “One Web, Seven Sub-Channels”
8-8:45am Jim Turner!?
9-9:45am Chris Heuer, Co-Founder, Social Media Club – “Digital Marketing: Then & Now”
10-10:45am Denise Shiffman, CEO, Venture Essentials – “Proven Ways to Create Engaging Online Customer Experiences”
12-12:45pm Rodney Rumford , CEO, Gravitational Media – “Twitter as a Marketing, Communication & Branding Tool”
2-2:45pm Dean Westervelt, Social Media Analytics, Collective Intellect – “Digital Media Analytics and Trends”
Please post your comments below! Thank you in advance!
Best to you!
December 7, 2008
Whether you’re new to Twitter or you’ve been using Twitter for a long time… there’s always one standing question – “Where do I find more people to connect with who are interested in what I’m interested in?”
I have the same question myself, even though I have over 3,900 4,000 followers. Recently, I came across two sites that have lead me to at least a couple hundred new followers within the last two weeks.
Hot Spot #1 – http://mrtweet.net
Here’s how MrTweet works. First you go and sign up and they tell you they’ll get back to you shortly with recommendations on whom to follow and who’s most likely to follow you back. Sure enough in a couple of days I received an email with a link to a page with two links:
Link #1 – directs you to tweeple that are outside you current network and are good prospects to connect with. My link directed me to 200 potential connections.
You get a ton of info about each person that helps you decide if it’s even worth connecting with the person, including: who in your network are following that person, their bio, # of followers/following, # of tweets/day and where they’re located.
Link #2 – directs you to a list of tweeple who are following you, but you’re not following them. In my opinion you should always follow folks who follow you – otherwise, how can you strike up a dialog with them. And if you’re not interested in having a conversation, then why are you on Twitter? I’ll talk more about this in a future post.
This is one of the best resources I’ve come across for finding new tweeple. They do a lot of the hard work for you.
Go check it out.
Best to you – Jim
August 28, 2008
As you’re well aware, I’m a BIG fan of Facebook. I’ve built strong brand recognition and have established a loyal following of friends on FB. Over the last few weeks and days I’ve come to recognize some limitations in Facebooks platform.
I’ve found it to be great place to meet like-minded people, but have found it to be somewhat limited in it’s ability to allow one to build a highly interactive community. I love building communities and allowing people to get together and share ideas and solutions with each other.
Recently, several of my friends have either lost their accounts or gotten ‘scary’ warnings messages for being too active and appearing to be spammers… myself included.
So rather than risk going through the hassle of begging for mercy from Facebook I decided to setup my own social network… one that allows folks the freedom to interact and post quality messages and content w/out the fear of losing their account.
You can find my network at: http://ping.fm/GOrhO
I’m inviting all of my contacts to at least visit and check out the site and if you feel that you can either add value or receive value from being a member; by all means, please join. I’d love to see each of you there.
Thank you for being a great friend and networker.