What’s In a Name?

Your business begins with a name. It’s the cornerstone of your company identity and impacts your branding, company tone, and first impressions. Think about it. The branding of Target would be very different if the retailer still went by its original name, Dayton Dry Goods Company. Selecting the right business name for your company is…

Bloggers at Bat

Bloggers at Bat

We live in the age of blogging – you should know this; you’re reading one. And as the online presence of businesses and corporations continues to grow, so do the number of corporate blogs out there. So then, how to set you apart from the pack? Well, short of streaming reruns of Entourage on a 24/7…

Online Advertising

Online advertising is thriving in the U.S., according to figures released in the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report. Businesses and individuals spent approximately $12.1 billion on online advertising in the first six months of 2010, up 11.3% from the first half of 2009 and 13.9% from the second quarter of 2009. In fact, this…

Browser Battles

Browser Battles

According to data, Internet Explorer has dipped below the 50%-mark in its global share of the Internet browser market. The browser also shows a drop of nearly 10% year over year. This is the first time IE has fallen below the halfway point in market share, and from where we sit, the glass is looking half empty. This is…

Weekly ReTWEET

We’ve got a newsflash for you, Walter Cronkite: headlines are important. And no, we’re not talking about those that grace the cover of the New York Times or US Weekly. We’re talking about your headlines, their content, and their retweeting potential. Headlines, who knew? You? Retweeted? It might sound challenging (unless you’re a canary), but the fact…

Is It Blog-Worthy?

When asked how blog posts are created Ari Herzog (of AriWriter.com) gave the following reply: Web tools I used or were alerted to have spawned some blog posts, such as the one about the Wibiya toolbar or the other ones about Bellow and an iPhone application. Separate blog posts by Danny Brown and Arik Hanson…

Website Design – It’s all About Inner Beauty

Don’t believe what they say about inner beauty; Image is everything – at least in the virtual world. In the age of social media and online marketplaces, your customers may see your website long before they walk into your store or business. In fact, it’s estimated that potential customers will view your digital presence 7…

Another Side of Customer Loyalty

CardStar offers mobile phone users a simple way to manage physical loyalty and membership cards in a digital manner. Today the service is introducing integration with Foursquare to support check-ins for users of the iPhone application. Now, when a user scans their club or loyalty card via CardStar during checkout, they can also tap to check in on the location-based…

The Loyal Treatment

The Loyal Treatment

If you’ve been listening to Mel Gibson’s phone calls lately, you might have reason to doubt the existence of loyalty in society today. Nonetheless, in business, it’s something that your customer should strive for – customer loyalty, that is. Obviously, you’ve got everything to gain in a loyal customer: keep them happy and reap the…

6 Social Media Tips from Brazil

Now more than ever, traditional media outlets are embracing social media as a way to generate story leads, increase site traffic and create conversations with readers. At Social Media Brasil, the largest social media conference in Brazil, There were six social media tips presented by Erica Swallow for traditional media outlets looking to either initiate or…

Traditional Media Embracing Social Media

Now more than ever, traditional media outlets are embracing social media as a way to generate story leads, increase site traffic and create conversations with readers. At Social Media Brasil, the largest social media conference in Brazil, There were six social media tips presented by Erica Swallow for traditional media outlets looking to either initiate or…

Facebook in the U.K.

In case you missed it. Yesterday the Prime Minister’s office posted a video of a conversation between Mark Zuckerberg and the David Cameron, the new U.K. prime minister, discussing a new initiative to engage citizens for ideas on reducing the country’s deficit. While it’s interesting to see the country engage its citizens I can only…