Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for making people more aware of the need for thank you notes as we laugh along with you writing them (and fake sealing the envelope) on your show. Thank you, too, James Anderson for the perfect thank-you-writing music to go with it.
Thank you FACEBOOK
for being the monster-media giant that connects people I lost track of a long time ago and now am moderately interested in their (semi) private lives, again. Also, you had a pretty good movie made about yourself. OK, FB rocks! I’ve said it.
Thank you TWITTER
for making us write in a more concise manner. Can’t say more.
Thank you LINKEDIN
for helping us build professional LINKS on a platform where I don’t have to see vacation, baby or sports comments/pictures. I love your business meat-and-potato approach.
Thank you YOU TUBE
for replacing MTV with the coolest music videos and funny animal clips on the planet.
Thank you Pinterest
for being “fantasy football for women” as my friend Tim says. It’s true.
Thank you Google+
for keeping the heat on all of the other social media platforms…just lurking…and waiting for your time to dominate. Yep, I see ya.
Thank you Instagram
for making it fun to take and share pictures. Teens dig it and businesses are using it more and more. Cool.
Thank you Websites
for anchoring all of these applications to our business goals; and for NOT being brochure-ware anymore.
And finally, thank you Smart Phones,
for making the world available to go WITH me wherever I am, whatever I’m doing. Thanks for being there for me.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is my favorite EATING time of the year and my favorite family time. No presents to worry about, just eating. Families are best around a plate or two of food.
Now, back to work before the eating begins.
Maris, West & Baker is hosting a brand new conference designed to help Mississippi companies learn new ways to market their companies using advanced website technologies, online advertising and popular social media platforms. DigMe, which gets its name from the conference’s focus on Digital Media, will be held October 25, 2012, starting at 8:30 a.m., at Table 100 Banquet & Event Center in Flowood, Mississippi.
According to MWB’s Tim Mask, “The Internet has revolutionized the way companies market themselves. It has really leveled the playing field for companies, but you have to know what to do and how to do it. We created DigMe as a way to help Mississippi businesses get up to speed with the most promising new technologies and tactics that are out there.”
Conference topics include topics including search engine optimization, website content optimization, online advertising, inbound marketing and social media marketing. Guest presenters will include Tucker Marks from ReachLocal and Jim Eustace the founder of Get Smart Content. Details are available on the DigMe Digital Media Conference website.
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Sure, your website may look attractive enough. And you don’t have any dead links or cheesy under-construction animations. But is your website really doing its job? Or is it hopelessly out of date? Here are six easy ways to tell if it’s time for a redo. (more…)