February 1, 2012

Can PR leave behind magical thinking for science?

by Chris Abraham

Is your social media marketing campaign relying too much on magical realism and the power of positive thinking vs. metrics and hard data? While having a hypothesis is important, allowing the empirical data to realign your initial predictions is essential. Continue reading

January 25, 2012

The anachronistic social media isolationist

by Chris Abraham

Chris Abraham discusses the two forms of Social Media Isolationism (or Social Media Agoraphobia): invitational and exclusionary. Find out why it’s essential to get out of your comfort zone, and expand your natural base. Continue reading

January 11, 2012

The Long Tail strategy for AdWords works for blogger outreach

by Chris Abraham

The Long Tail Last week, I wrote about how to succeed with B-list bloggers, but maybe some of you aren’t convinced. So, this week, I want to draw an analogy to successful Google AdWords approaches so that you can see how to apply that same technique to blogger outreach. When it comes to reaching out to bloggers online, there’s a … Continue reading

January 4, 2012

Become a big fish by starting in a smaller pond

by Chris Abraham

It’s always a tough question: would you rather be the smallest fish in a big pond or the biggest fish in a small pond? Would you prefer to be the ugliest pretty person or the prettiest ugly person? Would you prefer to have the lowest IQ at MIT or the highest IQ at State? This is all according to your … Continue reading

December 21, 2011

Christmas is a perfect time to make havoc online

by Chris Abraham

If you want to tar and feather your sworn enemy online using social media, now’s the perfect time to do it! Blog, tweet, and Facebook your slander or meritless accusation; make a chastising video, post it, promote it, and kick it to viral! Turn it up to 11! If you have an axe to grind or a bee in your bonnet, … Continue reading

December 14, 2011

Social media success demands talent above technology

by Chris Abraham

It’s more than just technology that will elicit success. Hiring and training people based on their ability to write, and their ability to connect and engage people is key. While technology has moved things forward, human relationships are still fundamental. Continue reading