Category Archives: Business

Business Uses for the New Instagram Video Feature

Using the New Instagram Video Feature for Business   Instagram is hot! This social upstart was purchased by Facebook in 2012 and has a strong and growing user base. With celebrities, youth, and young adults spending significant time on this platform, it’s captures a important demographic. As well, since being purchased by Facebook, Instagram has […]

How to Generate More Business for Hotels via Facebook – 4 Tips

Hotels have the opportunity to utilize Facebook as a key tool in their marketing strategy. With the power of social sharing of photos, posts, and deals that Facebook offers combined with the massive daily use of Facebook by individuals, Facebook can be a key marketing location for hotels. Combine the above facts with Facebook’s Graph […]

Steve Jobs – Stay Hungry Stay Foolish – and other sayings worth reflecting on!

A key legacy of Steve Jobs is innovation. When you think of Steve, you think of the iPhone, iPad, and resurgence of  Apple. It’s often helpful, however, to go back and look at the bigger picture.  The trials at Apple that forced him out, the years away with Disney and Pixar, the stumble of Apple […]

In Light of the Yahoo Purchase A Comparison of Tumblr and WordPress

Tumblr and WordPress are the two most popular platforms to choose from for hosting a blog separate from a company website.   If you’re getting started, or wondering what to do in light of Yahoo’s announced purchase of Tumblr, here’s a quick guide on each platform to help you make an educated decision. NOTE: To be […]

The Value of the 3 Legged Digital Marketing Stool

The 3 Legged Digital Marketing Stool Defined Online digital marketing has evolved and continues to change.  Long gone are the days when having a static, non-changing web page suffices for reaching and marketing to consumers on the Internet. Today’s consumer is using multiple digital tools, and so to effectively reach them means a company should […]

6 Resources for Facebook Marketing

  Facebook is a powerful place for businesses to be represented and to connect with present and future customers. 1 billion users strong and growing, Facebook has become part of the fabric of our lives and a place a key place where your customers are spending time. Businesses can grow their sales, brand awareness, and customer […]

The Next Facebook News Feed is Here

The invitations have been sent, the speculation and build-up has begun! On March 7, 2013, Facebook will unveil the coming new News Feed.  The event will include information about the latest changes to Facebook’s News Feed and a live demonstration.   The News Feed was identified as one of the “Three Pillars of the Facebook Ecosystem” during […]

LinkedIn Company Pages Guide

LinkedIn Company Pages Offer Businesses a Social Marketing Opportunity LinkedIn is known as the “Business Social Networking site,” a legitimate business destination in the social media realm.  As LinkedIn first launched, it was a place for individuals to have a “online business card.”  Now, however, LinkedIn has grown to become a full service social network […]

Yes! There’s an App for that

Yes, there’s an App for that! The holidays have come and gone, and many opened a gift or used a gift card to purchase a new tablet or smartphone.  Once past the point of initial setup, the question now is, “what apps should I be using?” and “how can I use this technology to best […]

5 Emergent Trends for 2013 Digital Marketing

What do you see as emerging trends in Social and Digital marketing for the coming year? Check out my post at Business2Community.com/social-business/ where I outline 5 Trends that I believe are set to become mainstream in 2013 and which savvy marketers should review and evaluate so they can prepare their business to take advantage of […]

Setup a Google Store in Minutes!

Just last week, Google released yet another gadget that may win them more friends. It’s called the Google Checkout store gadget and it essentially allows you to use Google Checkout and Google Docs to to easily create your own online store in a matter of minutes. What makes the gadget especially interesting is that because […]

Critical Importance of Having the Right People on Your Staff Team

One of the most important elements of a successful organization is the staff team.  You need the right people in the right roles!  We can all relate to stories of hirings gone bad due to the “right fit”.  We also know people we’d like to “clone” because of the way they added value to the […]

SAMBA – Six Month MBA Gives Another Good Tip for Sales Professionals

One of the biggest hurdles (and most frustrating) to making a sale is getting the right person to call you back. As ancient as voicemail seems to be these days, it’s often the primary tool you have to persuade someone to talk to you. Here are 7 great tips for leaving good voicemails. Explain the benefit […]

Dream: Dream On, and Dream Again

Neat little video inspiring us to step out and go for it… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6MhAwQ64c0]

January 2009

It’s a new year and a long time since posting.  I’m doing new things: Twittering – see www.twitter.com/mgingerich Vlingo – voice app on iPhone to update status in Twitter and Facebook via voice SEO tools – working on implementing tools to boost page rank Launch an advertising site.  2009 is  the year I will launch […]

Post commentary on “The First-Time CEO’s Recession Survival Guide”

I really liked this note that came through TechCrunch.  I think it offers a lot of good tips for the small business owner.  It’s a good, quick read and something to reflect on… The First-Time CEO’s Recession Survival Guide Posted: 30 Nov 2008 05:19 AM PST Editor’s note: The following guest post is written by […]