Happy Twitterversary

Happy Twitterversary
When you get a Happy Twitterversary card in your email from Twitter reminding you that it’s your 5th anniversary should you be happy? They say one year to a human is like seven years for a dog so – my 5th anniversary in dog years would be a 35th anniversary…. but Internet years are different. ...

a day in norfolk

a day in norfolk
from my Flicr set. A few of the photos were enhanced with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

a day at the beach

a day at the beach
From my Flickr photos

less than 1%

less than 1%
Social Media Influences Less Than 1% of Online Purchases  - that’s the interesting headline I found in a story from Forrester Research Inc.. What does it mean? Is social media a flash in the pan? Not hardly. Yesterday I had lunch with my good friend Karen Eagle. We talked about social media at length prompted ...

Practice What You Preach

Practice What You Preach
I am involved with a number of professional projects concurrently… and a pretty wide array of client types … everything from a local church to a family medical practice. Part of what I do for my clients is social media management – and part of what I neglect for my own self is … you ...

online communities

A friend of mine was talking about “online communities” in an email this week – he was quoting from a Webinar in which he heard two top professionals say “Oh god, not one more online community”! My 2 cents is that most “online communities” fall under the category of some group or another reaching for ...

Merry Christmas

I know Scott Rigell professionally from doing business with him well before he entered politics – and my girlfriend worked for Scott for years and knows him quite well. I can tell you in business and in his public life he is a “genuine” person – and by “genuine” I mean he is not pathologically ...

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and some kids need your help. . . My friend and client Joe Cipriano did a noble thing this Christmas Season… he and 30 other of the nation’s top voice over artists got together to create a unique reading of the traditional Christmas Poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Calling ...

Google Still Gaining Market Share

Unlike most other technologies introduced in the past 20 years it seems that Google wants to defy the Diffusion of Innovations adoption curve. The What? It’s the theorem by Everett Rogers that says any idea or technology is accepted slowly at first, then takes off for a while, and finally is slowly adopted by the ...

Big Brother

Big Brother
I have an Attorney client who was rightfully disturbed by the news of a case before the Virginia State Bar regarding Richmond Lawyer Horace Hunter. Basically the Bar is arguing a complaint that Hunters writing on the firm website blog constitutes advertising and should be accompanied by some sort of disclaimer identifying it as such. ...