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Attended Drexel University - LeBow College of Business
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I've always thought Google+ was a good product. In many ways the features beat Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. They seemed to get so many things right, so why did so many people hate it from the outset?

I was a big advocate for the network early on but there was one big thing missing: my friends.

The most important feature of any social network is...the network. While Google could build a substantial userbase through force, they didn't have the "it" factor to replace anything. The "it" was, "it" didn't solve a problem other than "Google needs to be in social."

To this day I think much of my reason for believing it would succeed is that I honestly just like Google the company better than Facebook the company. Yes, there are other reasons but many of those reasons never materialized.

Talk to any marketing director and you'll hear three letters on all of their lips: SEO. Where were the search implications of Google+?

I don't think Google+ will die (like so many have claimed ) but it certainly never lived like it could've. It was not in the wrong place at the wrong time, it just failed to do the right things at the right time. The anti Facebook backlash was in full swing when G+ came out. At this point however the company had missed the opportunity and along with it, has shut itself out of social media in the future but giving up yet again with another failure (whether that failure is real or perceived is actually irrelevant ).

Kudos to the tech journalists and pundits, Wall Street whiners and anti-Google+ PR teams, it appears that you've won by the sound of it. 
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Ok my fellow Social Media people...I've written an article about the future of Twitter. 

For any of you who are concerned about the future of Twitter, I'd love for you to come by, read it, and share it if you agree. I'd also love your comments and ideas.
 
It's a lengthy Sunday morning read, clocking in at over 3,800 words (Sorry TL;DR people).

But if you love Twitter, as I do, then come give it a read and let me know what you think, and share it with @jack and @kevinweil.

http://truevoicemedia.com/my-ideas-for-how-to-fix-twitter/
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Ok my fellow Social Media people...I've written an article about the future of Twitter.

For any of you who are concerned about the future of Twitter, I'd love for you to come by, read it, and share it if you agree. I'd also love your comments and ideas.
 
It's a lengthy Sunday morning read, clocking in at over 3,800 words (Sorry TL;DR people).

But if you love Twitter, as I do, then come give it a read and let me know what you think, and share it with @jack and @kevinweil.

http://truevoicemedia.com/my-ideas-for-how-to-fix-twitter/
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Thank you!  Glad you liked it. I hope you'll consider sharing it with @jack and @kevinweil on Twitter.
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Spread the word people. #Twitter
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Google+ has so much potential. I like the move of splitting off photos. I still think G+ needs a strong SEO play to compete.

Search within the platform could also be huge for business if they can push geo-posting more heavily.

The home stream is the best of all sites because of the control, but it's still to quiet among my peers.
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Doesn't look like the mobile app supports this yet. Interested to see the adoption rate of this feature.
 
How to Show Off Your Content with Google Plus Collections
by +Convince & Convert  guest blogger +martin shervington 

Google+ is taking it up a notch, for content #curators and creators alike.

With Google+ Collections, you are now able to collect content into themes. While not exactly like +Pinterest  boards, they are probably the closest comparison we can make.

In this post, my friend Martin walks you through how to create a collection. 

#visualmarketing   #contentmarketing   #photography  
 
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Ok my fellow Social Media people...I've written an article about the future of Twitter. 

For any of you who are concerned about the future of Twitter, I'd love for you to come by, read it, and share it if you agree. I'd also love your comments and ideas.
 
It's a lengthy Sunday morning read, clocking in at over 3,800 words (Sorry TL;DR people).

But if you love Twitter, as I do, then come give it a read and let me know what you think, and share it with @jack and @kevinweil.

http://truevoicemedia.com/my-ideas-for-how-to-fix-twitter/
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Ok my fellow Social Media people...I've written an article about the future of Twitter. 

For any of you who are concerned about the future of Twitter, I'd love for you to come by, read it, and share it if you agree. I'd also love your comments and ideas.
 
It's a lengthy Sunday morning read, clocking in at over 3,800 words (Sorry TL;DR people).

But if you love Twitter, as I do, then come give it a read and let me know what you think, and share it with @jack and @kevinweil.

http://truevoicemedia.com/my-ideas-for-how-to-fix-twitter/
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Ok my fellow Social Media people...I've written an article about the future of Twitter.

For any of you who are concerned about the future of Twitter, I'd love for you to come by, read it, and share it if you agree. I'd also love your comments and ideas.

It's a lengthy Sunday morning read, clocking in at over 3,800 words (Sorry TL;DR people). But if you love Twitter, as I do, then come give it a read and let me know what you think, and share it with @jack and @kevinweil.
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Change, or get disrupted!

I found this graphic to be fascinating. It shows all the companies that are trying to take away a piece of Fedex / trying to do a piece of what Fedex do better / outright kill Fedex collectively. In every case the new company seems to be disrupting Fedex by using technology and what digital specifically empowers.

Fedex became Fedex by trying to do everything and do it well enough. And, as a result, it is an enormously successful company. But, when you get that big, it is very difficult to stay nimble and innovate in every thing now the big company does. And, digital empowers innovation at higher speed, at a lower cost, by smaller companies.

I love this.

Is Fedex going to die? No. There are plenty of big clients of big Fedex who do want Fedex' bigness in one place. But, many parts of the Fedex business will certainly lose. The challenge for them will be to keep the local loses small and keep enhancing the value of the big.

Fedex should of course innovate itself and try and compete with all these little disruptors from within Fedex itself. But, it is very hard for a massive corporation to do that (be it Fedex or American Express or Google or Pepsico).

On a positive note, Fedex has so much money which means if it fails to innovate from within, it can simply buy these "little guys." Happens all the time.

All said and done. So fascinating. 
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+Mike Meulstee maybe useful?
 
45 Professional Cartoon Images with Unlimited Usage Rights - The $17 PRO Package.

Give a Fresh Look to Your Blogs, Websites and Social Profiles.

Good evening guys. As you know, it's the picture that grabs our attention in a post, isn't it? Check my stream and you can see how much visibility my posts receive and the images I include with my posts definitely plays a key role behind the amount of engagement my posts get.

Here's your chance to bring the same or better results to your stream too, a pack of high quality images with unlimited usage rights, yes.

You might have seen the free cartoon characters we've designed as an exclusive offer to my Google+ circles (which is still available here: http://goo.gl/tYrmUU ).

Well, this is the PRO pack I've created for professional marketers and bloggers - a total of 6 different characters in 45 action designs. You'll also receive the 17 images in the free set which makes it a total of 62 professional images.

Format of images.

All the character images are in high quality (1000X1500 pixels) transparent PNG format. That means you can add them to any background or with other images.

To download the PRO package, click => http://goo.gl/mHxna3 <=

Yes, it's the payment link and as soon as the transaction is completed, the characters set will be delivered instantly.

Your usage rights.

* You can use these images in any number of (unlimited) websites and blogs.

* You can include these images in banners, flyers, your sales pages, and any other advertisements or websites.

* You can modify the images, change colors, crop etc. according to your requirements.

* You can use these images in any/all social platforms.

* No author credit, link back, mention etc. is required, the images are not watermarked either.

The only thing you can't do with this is, you can’t sell my work to someone else. What you’re given is unlimited personal usage rights. You cannot offer these images to someone else for free or for a price. :-)

It's time to think about a next set and I'd like to thank you all for the wonderful support you're given to the first edition :-) Please let me know if you have any questions, download issues or so.

#royaltyfreeimages #cartoons #copyrightfreeimages
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  • True Voice Media
    President & Chief Strategist, 2011 - present
    As the Chief Strategist at True Voice Media I develop social business strategies for our clients, including decisions regarding related services and outside vendors. In order to provide the best strategic advice, I must also remain diligent in following the most recent changes and updates to various social media sites, as well as staying current with case studies highlighting best practices and success stories from other organizations. In addition to the work I do for clients, I also determine the strategic direction of all business and social media marketing decisions for True Voice Media.
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Passionate.  

I live and breathe social media.  Google+. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Whatever innovation is next.  I thrive on analyzing what’s best for a business need and then teaching others how to use these tools to meet their specific goals--whether through my direct work with clients, through my blog, through speaking engagements, or through every day encounters with people. 

You see, I believe that rather than keeping people apart, used well, social media actually tears down walls, builds community, and provides solutions.  And the knowledge that I can contribute to this result inspires my work day in and day out. 

Knowledgeable. 

I speak the language of business. I use social media strategically to accomplish business goals—not the other way around.  Before founding True Voice Media, I earned my MBA, was a social media marketing strategist, and director of a social media practice group.  I’m a living example of setting your mind to something, and achieving it, and that’s what I want for my clients as well.

Social.

I listen to and love being with people. I’m enlivened by the energy that’s created by engaging with others and the opportunity for personal growth. It’s natural that I’d gravitate toward and specialize in social media, as it’s constantly evolving, and well…social.   

My company is founded on the belief that there’s an exciting new paradigm of customer engagement in business: customers now have access to information, and at the same time, they can mold it, contribute to it, and participate in it.  And the business that really understands this and views its customers as partners in this conversation, rather  than  bystanders, or worse, adversaries, is the business that’s going to thrive. 

How I’m Different.

I founded True Voice Media to enable businesses to successfully use social media with the foundation of honesty, openness, authenticity, and unapologetic realness. Whatever that is for your business--that’s your True Voice.  And when you use and integrate your True Voice with social media, you end up doing what you love, leaving your customers delighted, and producing the results you want. That’s what True Voice Media—and I—am all about.

Many people come to a Social Media strategist for specific outcomes such as getting more “likes” or followers. But these cannot be ends in themselves.  They may be part of a strategy, but without a well-thought out and carefully constructed approach, these “results” don’t make any difference at all.

And that’s what I coach you in. You won’t be using these tools haphazardly or without purpose. Instead, we’ll be selecting the most appropriate tools for YOUR goals, setting the process in motion, and guiding you every step of the way.  

But don’t take my word for it. Let’s talk and you can decide if what I offer is what you are looking for. 

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  • Temple University - School of Communication and Theater
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