Be Conspicuous in Your Presence on Social Media

Be Conspicuous in Your Presence on Social Media

Social Media
Be conspicuous in your presence on social media. After all, you never know where your customers, clients, connections and contacts are going to show up on these online communication channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). You want to be there when they're there, which means you can't afford to take much time, if any, off of social media. Share as much content as possible. Check in frequently. Listen to and learn from others. If you don't have the bandwidth, that's one thing. If you know for a fact that your audience members aren't there, that's another. Otherwise, there is no reason a brand, personal or corporate, should not have some semblance of a presence on most, if not all the major social media channels in 2022 and beyond.
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Be Like Kevin

Be Like Kevin

Branding, Business, Marketing, Social Media
Kevin Cronin is the lead vocalist and front man for the ridiculously awesome rock band, REO Speedwagon. He's a great performer and a great guy. But that's not why I want to talk about him today. I want to talk about how great he is on social media. Brands, businesses, professionals, people...everybody likes listening to Kevin and his legendary band perform, right? But not everybody knows how much they can learn from Kevin about how to use Facebook, Twitter and the like. It was more than 40 years ago when I saw REO Speedwagon at the Boston Garden. They put on a spectacular live show then, as I am sure they still do today. Yes, they're still touring, and I would love to see them again in concert. But in…
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Making My Book with Maria Antonia Silva and Morgan Hume

Making My Book with Maria Antonia Silva and Morgan Hume

Blogging, Business, Copywriting, Direct Marketing, Fundraising, Marketing, Social Media
In this episode of my podcast, Bob Cargill's Marketing Show, I talk with Maria Antonia Silva and Morgan Hume about the making of my new book, Twenty Jobs, Twenty Lessons - a Long, Strange Career in Marketing, from Junk Mail to Social Media. Maria was the designer of the book and Morgan the editor. Both of them are recent graduates of Suffolk University in Boston, where I am an adjunct professor. I can't thank them enough for their skills, talent and support. To purchase your own copy of my new book via Amazon, click here.
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Hosting Live Conversations on Twitter Spaces in the Classroom

Hosting Live Conversations on Twitter Spaces in the Classroom

Marketing, Media, Social Media
Big THANKS to NU Media's Sudha Mathana Gopalan for writing a ridiculously awesome article - which you can read here - on the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies graduate-level course I taught this past spring on social media. As a student in this graduate-level course, Sudha participated along with her classmates in a series of three Twitter Spaces I hosted during class. In these Spaces, we talked amongst ourselves - albeit publicly - about our educational learnings as well as with an audience comprised of like-minded thought leaders who had an interest in the same topics and issues. Sudha also put together the video you see here during which she asked me to talk about Twitter Spaces and why it's such an excellent way to build a community of…
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My New Book is Available NOW on Amazon

My New Book is Available NOW on Amazon

Advertising, Branding, Business, Copywriting, Direct Marketing, Marketing, Social Media
My new book, Twenty Jobs, Twenty Lessons - a Long, Strange Career in Marketing, from Junk Mail to Social Media, is available NOW in the Amazon Kindle Store here. It is a story for young professionals with bright futures in front of them and senior executives who have been there, done that. It may be my story, but it could be your story, too. See for yourself. Read it today.
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Twenty Jobs, Twenty Lessons – a Long, Strange Career in Marketing, from Junk Mail to Social Media

Twenty Jobs, Twenty Lessons – a Long, Strange Career in Marketing, from Junk Mail to Social Media

Business, Copywriting, Direct Marketing, Fundraising, Marketing, Social Media
Adjunct professor, marketing consultant, social media specialist and copywriter, Bob Cargill, has written and published a new book called Twenty Jobs, Twenty Lessons – a Long, Strange Career in Marketing, from Junk Mail to Social Media. Based on his career in the marketing industry since 1983, this book, according to the author, is about marketing, advertising and social media, but also business in general. Cargill offers advice to readers on how to pivot in the face of a big obstacle, how to bounce back from defeat and how to succeed against the odds. “It is a story of climbing the corporate ladder only to fall. It is a story about ambition, determination, success and failure. It is a story for young professionals with bright futures ahead of them and senior-level…
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Using Twitter Spaces in a College Classroom

Using Twitter Spaces in a College Classroom

Branding, Marketing, Media, Social Media, Twitter
Wait! What? You're not using Twitter Spaces yet? My students and I hosted a Twitter Space recently, and it was such a ridiculously awesome educational experience. In hosting this Space - a discussion about what's new in social media - we built a community, we positioned ourselves as thought leaders and we learned a lot from those who partook in this public conversation online. Hosting your own Twitter Space is a great way to engage with your audience and develop long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with like-minded professionals. See for yourself. Host one today.
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Social Media is Unique

Social Media is Unique

Branding, Marketing, Social Media
If you're using social media the way you use your other marketing channels, you're making a big mistake. Social media marketing is a two-way street where you should be engaging with your audience members, listening to them and even making them the center of attention, not your products and services. The more they see that you care about them as human beings, not customers and prospects, they'll be more likely to trust you and - when the opportunities arise - do business with you.
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The More Personal Branding, the Better

The More Personal Branding, the Better

Branding, Business, Mark Schaefer, Marketing, Social Media
In a recent blog post, Mark Schaefer wrote about Five Things I Would Do Differently If I Were Starting Over, one of those things being to place "more intent on the personal brand." That's saying a lot, coming from someone who has such an extraordinarily strong personal brand. Mark is renowned far and wide for his marketing expertise and knowledge, his teaching and public speaking, his books and blog. If someone as conspicuous in their presence online as Mark is thinks he could place more emphasis on his personal brand, what about you and me? That's saying all of us could benefit from even more personal branding. Thanks, Mark, as always, for the words of wisdom.
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