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Paul Chaney
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Attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Lives in Lafayette, LA
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My client Predictive Science just launched series of  #datacamps  designed to help Fortune 1000 companies maximize the value of their #bigdata.
 
Predictive Science launches first of its kind data camps for Fortune 1000 companies designed to turn analysts into data scientists in just four days. http://bit.ly/1fjdEHu
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Here's to getting rid of noise, increasing signal, and putting emphasis on relevance in group messaging. Kudos to John Munsell, CEO of +Bizzuka, Inc. for taking a strong and much needed stance.  
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Blog I wrote for a new client Scratch Wireless. Would love it if you'd take a moment to read it. 
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So saddened to hear of my friend +Wayne Hurlbert's passing. He died suddenly earlier this week. I want to do something to honor his memory. 
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Thanks Deb. Blog Talk Radio did a tribute show to honor his memory last week. It was very fitting. 
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It's about time, too. I'm tired of all the damn noise. 
 
Group messaging apps are about to change dramatically...and for the better.
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My latest column at +ClickZ deals with how brands can use social media to turn customers into brand advocates.
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+Bizzuka Web Content Management entered the New Orleans web design market in 2010 by completely redesigning the Louis Armstrong International Airport site. Since then, 26 other companies have trusted Bizzuka to provide the same service. 
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Great new community for industrial marketers. Spin off of a similar community (group) on LinkedIn.
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Amazing discussion taking place on how the Internet gives us all the ability to become centers of influence, and not just the Ashton Kutcher's of the world. 
 
Why Ashton Kutcher Doesn't Signal The End of Days & +Scoop.it Rocks
Forbes is funny. I love their coverage of the digital revolution, but journalists are all about the zero sum. You would think with the tanning most print media are taking that the new "AND instead of OR" journalism may have taken hold. Not so much as it turns out. 

This article is about how on of my favorite tools, Scoop.it, has half a chance to create a "smarter web". Forbes draws the inevitable "end of days" comparison to how celebrity obsessed our culture has become. Surely that petty obsession is BAD. 

Not so much. Yes Asthon Kutcher has millions of followers and why not. Kutcher only seems stupid. Any way you cut it he made more money than I did last year (not that money is necessarily a sign of grace). Kutcher embraced social media from the start and so "stupid is as stupid does" :). 

Forbes is asking the wrong question in the wrong (i.e. old) way. Forbes assumes that NUMBERS matter. I sold my house on Friday in order to put that cash into my Story of Cancer Foundation (501c3 nonprofit created to help create innovative tech to #CureCancer  ). 

I had ONE person look at my house and he paid within 10% of my asking price despite the bank not valuing my property nearly as much as he or I do (banks are playing both sides dumping property that lowers the "selling" price for everyone and then valuing our properties below market). 

The fact that Ashton Kutcher has millions of followers in no way stops me from finding my tribe or my tribe finding me. The web and #InterentMarketing  are NOT zero sum. The web is artistic and it changes all the time.

When I was learning to paint, something I never learned nearly well enough, my professor taught me to hold ideas in my mind that would seem to contradict, to suspend judgement. The Forbes article linked here draws an artificial line in the web's evolving sand. All hope is lost, the article proclaims, because Kutcher has millions of followers. 

Wrong question asked in the wrong way. The right question, especially in the context of evaluating a cool tool such as Scoop.it, is are tribes forming, are we finding each other with increasing ease and speed. The answer to the right question must be a firm YES!

So NO Ashton Kutcher's millions of followers don't signal the end of days and a need to have lots of bottled water and soup in the basement :). 
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Scoop.it is awesome! It's certainly helped my brand and influence. 
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Internet marketing consultant, freelance writer, author and speaker
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Online marketing, social media, social commerce, content marketing, digital marketing strategy
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  • Chaney Marketing Group
    Principal, 2010 - present
  • Bizzuka
    Internet Marketing Director, 2007 - 2010
  • Blogging Systems
    Vice-President of Business Development, 2005 - 2007
  • Radiant Marketing Group
    President, 2004 - 2005
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Lafayette, LA
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HIckory, MS - New Orleans, LA - Tupelo, MS - Meridian, MS - Tallahassee, FL
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Internet marketing consultant, writer and author. Really nice guy.
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Paul is a Principal at Chaney Marketing Group (CMG), a boutique agency that provides integrated online marketing solutions built on the concept that quality, optimized content framed within the proper context drives sales conversions.

Paul’s 17 years of experience, coupled with his passion to help businesses learn how to use the Internet to market their business more effectively, has gained him a reputation as a knowledgeable, trustworthy resource.

He is the author of four books on the topics of business blogging, social media and social commerce, and is a long-time blogger and freelance writer who contributes to a number of online publications. 

His portfolio includes Practical eCommerce, where he is a contributing editor on the topics of social media and social commerce. He has also written for Digital Innovation Today, MarketingProfs and was a blogger for Weblogs, Inc. Recently, he became a columnist for ClickZ.

Paul has worked with MarketingProfs, American Marketing Association, The Knowledge Engineers, Intel, Microsoft, the US Department of Commerce, and the University of Louisiana Lafayette to provide digital marketing training for SMBs, advertising agencies, corporations and non-profits.

Paul sits on the board of advisors for the Women’s Wisdom Network, the Social Media Marketing Institute, and SmartBrief on Social Media.

He is a sought after speaker on Internet-related topics and, since 2005, has conducted numerous webinars, workshops and seminars, including the first ever business blogging seminar to be held in Asia. In 2011, Paul was invited by the U. S. Department of Commerce to lead a series of social media workshops to business owners in Ukraine.

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Happy husband to Amie and father to Alan and Jonathan.
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  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    Religious Education, 1980 - 1985
  • William Carey College
    Music Therapy, 1975 - 1977
  • East Central Community College
    Music, 1973 - 1975
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The store puts a strong emphasis on providing quality customer service. For example, never has there been a time when I've asked any one of the employees for help finding a product that they did not personally take to its location. Often - and I experienced the at another supermarket in town - the employee will point in the direction of the product or provide the location (aisle 12 on the right). Not Super 1. They take you to it!
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