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Enough. With the advent of Twitter there’s the follow Friday or #followfriday or #ff. People post lists of people they endorse or want to thank for their impact on them via Twitter. It may be the trend du jour but I feel for us hyper wired social media and web geeks People Friday is a much greater cause. We spend so much time behind our monitors or squinting at our iPhones and Blackberry’s that we have forgotten the purpose; PEOPLE. Instead of posting on Twitter how much you like someone and why everyone else should follow them online — why not meet them in person or pick up the phone and let them know how much you appreciate their efforts. It’s great to promote and connect with a broad base of people and expand our network. Intimacy and trust however is built by deepening key relationships Read More
This is another (unedited) excerpt from the new book Jay Conrad Levinson and I are writing:

Guerrillas know that social media and social networks are bi-directional communications tools. Most of your competitors will be stingy with their real level of interaction and conversations with the marketplace. Chat more, contribute more, and listen more than your competitors. Read More
...The first step in positioning through social media is to get to know your audience intimately. Commonly referred to as social media monitoring tools, guerrilla intelligence tools allow you to sort through the millions of possible blog posts, Tweets, and videos honing in on relevant conversations by your target market. Once this target market has been identified, and their true needs, wants, co Read More

Guerrilla Social Media Marketing – Truth by @shanegibson

Guerrilla Social Media Marketing – Truth by @shanegibson - http://www.closingbigger.net Avatar Posted by shanegibson under Social Media
From http://www.closingbigger.net 4338 days ago
Made Hot by: jkennedy on March 11, 2010 7:38 am
Here’s another excerpt from the book I’m working in with Jay Conrad Levinson.
Truth:

Marketing is the truth made fascinating. Guerrilla social media marketing is about using all of the tools available to tell your fascinating brand story in a way that drives trust, consent and profits. With that said, guerrillas tell the truth and they tell the whole truth. With social media networks and plat Read More
1) Momentum can cause friction. Don’t be moving so fast that you forget your community.
2) To build a big network, build many interconnected communities.
3) If you’re going to be disruptive aggressive and edgy you also have to be able to take what you dish-out; with a smile!
4) A social media listening strategy has to be applied on-going and consistently if you want to maximize ROI.
5) Google Read More

Guerrilla Social Media Marketing Attribute #6

Guerrilla Social Media Marketing Attribute #6  - http://www.closingbigger.net Avatar Posted by shanegibson under Social Media
From http://www.closingbigger.net 4343 days ago
Made Hot by: keenan on March 5, 2010 11:18 am
This is attribute #6 of the Top Ten Attributes of a Guerrilla Social Media Marketer. (unedited excerpt from my upcoming November 2010 book published by Entrepreneur Press and co-authored with Jay Levinson):

#6) Free and Variable

It is important to use free digital give away’s that have real value and customer benefits. Then of course we need a variety of paid options to upgrade to. One size Read More
Today’s podcast is an interview with Larry Chang author of What They Don’t Teach You At Stanford Business School. Larry is also a seriously Sociable! guy and can be found organizing after parties at some of the biggest social media and cultural events from South by South West to conferences at major universities across North America. In fact Larry may be the 3rd best party guy and networker I hav Read More

12 Social Media Tips Under 140 Characters by @shanegibson

12 Social Media Tips Under 140 Characters by @shanegibson - http://www.closingbigger.net Avatar Posted by shanegibson under Social Media
From http://www.closingbigger.net 4375 days ago
Made Hot by: lyceum on February 2, 2010 9:41 am
These are social media tips under 140 characters that I have posted on Twitter over the past week or so. For those of you who may have missed some, I have put them into an archived list here on my blog. Add your own tips and comments in the comments section if you would like. Here’s my 12 social media tips under 140 characters:

1. Stay curious and you will stay current.
2. Momentum is Read More
It’s About Leadership: Shane Gibson Talks About Sociable! Book interview from Books on the Radio. 30 minute podcast on social media marketing. Read More
Today’s podcast is with sales technology thought leader John Cousineau who is President of Innovative Information the creators of Amacus. John and I have had a number of coffee chats and debates around why and how to use technology and social media to improve sales performance and customer experience. The nexus of sales and social media seems to be happening in the CRM and Social CRM space. The Read More
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