New Twitter Means Business

Social media tweeps were atwitter in December when micro-blogging giant Twitter rolled out hot new features. Slimmed down and buffed up, new Twitter introduces business-minded expansions, including network-building tools, media embeds and—at long last—the Twitter brand page. Ready to make the twitterverse work for you? Connect with new tweeps The aptly-named Connect tab organizes your … Continue reading “New Twitter Means Business”


Google+ is Open for Business

Tried out Google’s holiday gift? On November 7, the search engine giant rolled out its Google+ Brand Pages. This new kid on the social media block first introduced itself to individuals in June of 2011, picking up 10 million users in just 16 days. Now, with approximately 50 million users, Google+ opens its virtual doors … Continue reading “Google+ is Open for Business”

You ought to to be in pictures: video for business

Think YouTube is only about goofy stunts and music videos?  Think again.  Video marketing is on the rise.  According to an April 2011 social media marketing industry report, three-quarters of those who surveyed intend to increase their use of YouTube and video marketing, making it the top area in which marketers will invest in 2011. … Continue reading “You ought to to be in pictures: video for business”

Durham Business Times

It’s time for your website to plug in and button up

They’re everywhere–buttons asking you to “Share” this and “Like” that.  The Internet is atwitter with ways to endorse your favourite businesses, posts, products and services.  Half of the world’s top 10,000 websites link to Facebook or Twitter on their homepage.  Does yours? hy let people push your buttons? Because they’re delivering a call to action. … Continue reading “It’s time for your website to plug in and button up”


Welcome to my facebook page

Ever visit Red Bull on Facebook? A multi-coloured torrent of arrows points to their “Like Me” button. Did this welcome page work? Yup – a good 15 million times. It pays to create a good first impression with Facebook’s 500 million users. A clear and engaging welcome (or landing) page gives visitors an immediate sense … Continue reading “Welcome to my facebook page”

LinkedIn logo

Leveraging your company’s LinkedIn profile

They say the early bird gets the worm; that early adopters get the business.  Here’s a way to give your business a marketing edge on LinkedIn. What’s News? The world’s biggest business network recently rolled out exciting features and tools that can strengthen the impact of your LinkedIn presence and better integrate it with your … Continue reading “Leveraging your company’s LinkedIn profile”


To friend or not to friend. That is the question.

DurhamBusinessTimes-201012 Building business relationships today involves more than a handshake and a business card. It often continues, or even begins, with social media. Instead of a one-off encounter, like-minded folks connect — and stay connected — using  Facebook and other social media platforms. Read the entire article via: Durham Business Times


Is Social Media The Superhero Of The Internet?

“Social media allows your organization to communicate with a large number of people very effectively.” Faster than a speeding e-mail. More powerful than a single website. Able to reach tens of millions in a single post.  Look! Up in the sky! It’s a blog. It’s a tweet. It’s social media! Read the entire article via: Durham … Continue reading “Is Social Media The Superhero Of The Internet?”


BRANDED EMAIL ADDRESSES: Control, advertising & peace of mind

If you phone a company you’ve dealt with (or considered dealing with) and the phone number is “out of service”, you might hunt for their new number. But time is money. You might contact the person you met at yesterday’s breakfast meeting instead. Whether the business moved or changed phone numbers, your call represents a … Continue reading “BRANDED EMAIL ADDRESSES: Control, advertising & peace of mind”

Canadian Internet Law

PIPEDA: An Executive Summary

PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) requires that organizations covered by the Act adhere to its ten basic principles: (source: Accountability – an organization must clearly identify a person within that organization who is their in-house PIPEDA compliance officer. This individual will re responsible for ensuring that the organization in is continual … Continue reading “PIPEDA: An Executive Summary”

Webmaster or Wannabee

Webmaster or Wannabe: Look, Listen and Ask

With budgets as tight as they are, it is only natural for you to want to save on expenses where ever you can. If you are thinking of using an in-house person to create your company’s web page it is important to choose someone with a flair for design, who will have the aptitude to … Continue reading “Webmaster or Wannabe: Look, Listen and Ask”