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Time to revisit this subject...
#Ray2Go
 
The Ray Lunch Bunch delves into who exactly you are writing content for. Another super summer rerun! https://goo.gl/xCVl5s

+Ray Hiltz +Scott Scowcroft +Randy Bowden +B.L. Ochman 

#SuperSummerReruns #RayBunch
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+Randy Bowden Agreed. It is something I ask myself at every business/review check-in: Who????
And I always learn something.
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What goes into choosing an image for our blog or social media posts?

When we first aired this in April, everybody was talking about the importance of adding visuals to our content marketing.

That has become even more important as we fight to be seen and Facebook and YouTube are fighting the video wars.

The whole world of visuals and social media is huge but the #RayBunch  has never shied away from squeezing big topics in our 30 minute show.

To help us cut to the core issues of the science and art of choosing that right image, I reached out to the guy who is as generous as he is genius in his knowledge of visuals -+Dustin W. Stout 

Evidence of his generosity can be noted by the fact that there is no "i" in the eponymous name of his website: http://dustn.tv/

Dustin has shared many articles and appeared in many HOAs to share his opinion about branding, colours, fonts and other visual aspects on content marketing.

Some of the questions Dustin responds to in this show are: 

- What’s the most common problem people come to you with regarding images?
- What kind of images should we look for?

- How much text should we put on photos?

- Is there a danger in changing your brand visuals often?

- How should we approach creating video thumbnails?

Join us on Tuesday, July 7th at 12:15pm and bring your questions and comments. I'll be in the audience with you. :-)

Here's the YouTube link:  - https://youtu.be/MH9IMdFASLM

The #RayBunch are:
+Scott Scowcroft - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com

+Randy Bowden - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com - Twitter:@bowden2bowden

+Jessica Dewell - Business Consulting Advisory Board: http://infusionprinciple.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell

+B.L. Ochman - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/ -  Twitter:@whatsnext

+Ray Hiltz - Social Strategist, Google+ Specialist:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz

View other past Lunch Bunch shows on my YouTube Playlist: -http://goo.gl/6841cD

Subscribe here for my weekly Newsletter: http://goo.gl/EbWkOa
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Happy that my #RayBunch partner, +B.L. Ochman is celebrating her 100th show this Saturday. Prizes await...
 
Please join +B.L. Ochman &+David Erickson for episode 100 of the award-winning podcast that helps marketing, advertising, PR and digital communications professionals keep up with the latest, the best and the worst in online communications this week.

And, since it's our 100th show, we'll have some surprises and a special gift for our loyal viewers.

So please spread the word and join us!  
SUBSCRIBE to BEYOND SOCIAL MEDIA SHOW'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDJoqW331EqXZQzTzc8dH8Q?sub_confirmation=1 

GET THE SHOW NOTES & LINKS
http://BeyondSocialMediaShow.com/

Follow us on Twitter:@BSMediaShow
http://twitter.com/bsmediashow 

We're on iTunes & Stitcher now! Please Review and Subscribe to Beyond Social Media Show Podcast
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BEYOND SOCIAL MEDIA SHOW online:

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Twitter:                     http://twitter.com/whatsnext 
What's Next Blog:    http://WhatsNextBlog.com/ 
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My pleasure to share +B.L. Ochman. Would love to but I have some labor work this Saturday :/
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Crush it with Pinterest
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Disclaimer: I am not an investor in Pinterest and have no stakes in their success.Here's something that definitely isn't getting the attention it needs: Pinterest's ad service.I spend a lot my time pushing the incredible capabilities of Facebook dark posts and one on one communication on Twitter, bu...
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Is the Customer Always Right?
Has business culture changed since Harry Selfridge voiced those words in 1909?
Today, the #RayBunch  , +Jessica Dewell +Randy Bowden +Scott Scowcroft and +B.L. Ochman and I had a lively discussion about customer service and culture.

Do we throw our employees under the bus in deference to that slogan?  
Do service providers look at this differently than businesses who sell products?

A lot of frank opinions were shared. Some may surprise you.

#HOA   #customerservice  
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Honored to be on this list with +Brooke Ballard , +Mark Schaefer, +Dorien Morin-van Dam, +Randy Bowden and many awesome others! 

h/t +Brent Carnduff 

#blogging   #contentmarketing  
2014 Triberr Top 50 Blogs The following blogs were first nominated and voted on by Triberr peers, then the final Top 10 were ranked by our judges – Gini Dietrich, Ana Hoffman, and Marcus Sheridan. *click on blogger’s name to visit the blog 1-10 1. Mark Schaefer 2. Ian Cleary 3. Sarah Arrow 4. Michael Brenner …
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A good topic discussed by the #Ray2Go lunch bunch...
 
Who Are You Writing For?
As part of our #RayBunch  Summer Rerun series, we're re broadcasting another popular show from earlier this season.
Event Page: https://goo.gl/TIilAv

What I love about doing this series is I have the chance to join and engage with you in the audience. 
It's also a chance for us to shares link resources and heckle the host!

Join +Jessica Dewell +B.L. Ochman +Scott Scowcroft +Randy Bowden +Vivekananda Baindoor Rao and me next Tuesday July 14th at 12:15 PM ET for the encore presentation of: Who Are You Creating Content For?
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Hated I had to miss such a great topic!
 
What is a Social Media Consultant?
That was the lead question to this week's  #RayBunch show.

We covered a lot of territory in less than 30 minutes.
I was very happy to welcome friend, +Stan Bush to join our regulars, +Jessica Dewell +B.L. Ochman and +Scott Scowcroft 

Stan sat in for another regular, +Randy Bowden who coincidently also resides in Georgia.

Download to you favourite portable player and enjoy the +SoundCloud audio version of: The Rise and Fall of the Social Media Consultant.

#socialmedia   #consultant  
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The Rise And Fall Of The Social Media Consultant
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+Randy Bowden And we missed you. :-)
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So you want to be your own Boss. Give a listen at today's #Ray2Go lunch chat...
#RayBunch
 
Is Working for Yourself All You Dreamed it Would Be?

This week's show: Self-Employed? Who is the Boss of You
A lively discussion about the pros and cons of "not working for the man" with +Jessica Dewell +Randy Bowden +B.L. Ochman +Scott Scowcroft and yours truly as referee host.

Don't have time to watch??
Subscribe to our #RayBunch  +SoundCloud playlist and listen while you do whatever it is you do. 
https://soundcloud.com/rayhiltz/sets/lunchbunch-shows

#seflemployed   #entrepreneurship  
The #RayBunch
Self-Employment - Who Is The Boss Of You?
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Thanks, +Randy Bowden Great show. :-)
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Want to be your own BOSS?
 
Who is the Boss of You?
Self-Employment: How Hard Can It Be?

One of the effects of the 2008 financial crisis - besides people losing homes and bankers buying bigger ones - was the decision of recently unemployed people to “become their own boss.”

Many decided to turn hobbies into businesses. 
Many made Facebook a hobby, then decided to become Social Media Consultants.

Five years ago, I went out on my own because:
   a. - I was tired of managing Non Profit companies. While fulfilling in a personal sense, years of managing razor thin budgets and putting out fires, took a physical and emotional toll.

   b. - I was always passionate about communications so totally excited about social media - seeing in them a way to address many problems I encountered over years in business. 

I managed people most of my life.
How hard could managing myself be?

(Enough with the rolling of the eyes...)

Are you self-employed?
Do you consider yourself an entrepreneur?
Do you know the difference?

The #RayBunch  gathers around the digital lunch table this week to look at the advantages and challenges of being your own boss.

Join us Live Tuesday, June 9th at 12:15pm ET

Watch on YouTube here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-95449jW9g

The #RayBunch  are:

+Randy Bowden - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com - Twitter:@bowden2bowden

+Jessica Dewell - Business Consulting Advisory Board: http://infusionprinciple.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell

+Scott Scowcroft - The ScottTreatment:www.theSCOTTtreatment.com

+B.L. Ochman - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/ -  Twitter:@whatsnext

+Ray Hiltz - Social Strategist & Google+ Specialist  Visit:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz

Here are a few of our recent shows:

- The Perks and Pitfalls of Periscope and Meerkat  - https://youtu.be/S7zH-GYaKWg

- Is Curation Lazy Content Marketing?- https://youtu.be/GyETTSKioUg

- Is Sharing Really About Caring? - https://youtu.be/o2e-zQzpRqY

- The Evolution of Google+ and Communities w/ Martin Shervington
https://youtu.be/ecJFjF38V7Q

- The Medium not the Message with Mark Traphagen:
https://youtu.be/h0M1yn-Hfe0

Catch other past Lunch Bunch shows on my YouTube Playlist: -http://goo.gl/6841cD

Subscribe here for my weekly Marketing News & Views Newsletter: http://goo.gl/EbWkOa

Do you want to be in our show invitation circle?
Reply "yes" or "Maybe" below or leave a comment.
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Take a look at this #RayBunch lunch as we talk about sharing...
 
What’s the scoop with online sharing? Marketing? Reciprocity? Altruism? All of the above? Explore this topic and get pointers on developing your own “content sharing strategy” with the Ray Lunch Bunch! https://goo.gl/s3VJKa (pin for later: https://goo.gl/kE9E6n)

+Ray Hiltz +Scott Scowcroft +Randy Bowden +B.L. Ochman +Jessica Dewell 

#OnlineSharing #ContentSharingStrategy #RayBunch
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Find out is this is true or not today at the #RayBunch  table, 12:15 EST...
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ca1qlp2jmbodc5pv3d6it4do24o
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Randy is a Principal Partner along with his wife, Shalah, of bowden2bowden llc, a marketing and branding consultancy firm. Specializing in developing targeted marketing solutions, exceptional creative executions and solid branding strategies that give clients a real competitive advantage. Randy writes three posts weekly for their bowden2bowden blog.
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