The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Have you noticed it? There is a new system taking over—a paradigm shift, where access is valued over ownership, experiencing trumps possessing and what’s mine becomes “ours,” all in an attempt to maximize resources. People want to try things, but they don’t want to own them. It’s...

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Be Delightfully Disruptive

Our global, collaborative marketplace is driving innovation faster than ever before. Small companies are leveraging the power of social and automated marketing, appearing larger and making it harder to differentiate between small and big businesses. This increased lack of differentiation means...

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The 1-Degree Social Marketing Shift

I’m not talking about global warming or the Polar Shift. I’m talking making shifts alongside this globally social market evolving all around us. Often times small shifts in your marketing efforts combined can evolve into a 180° of success. Results don’t happen over night. More importantly,...

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6 Steps to Becoming a Good (Social) Listener

Too many companies treat social media as if it’s a one-way conversation. They set up Twitter and Facebook accounts and then start pumping out updates. But guess what? Your followers, fans, friends and customers are talking back. 1. Identify your audience. Once you know who your audience is, you...

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Social: The Best Cocktail Party Ever

As we all end our holiday run of nights filled with parties and long, lazy days to recover, I must admit there’s a part of me that doesn’t want it to end. Although it can be expensive and exhausting, there’s something about connecting with others, sharing stories, laughs and great conversation...

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Social Relevance is Timeless, Even in Radio with Gary Scott Thomas

On this episode of the PureMatter’s Substance video series, Bryan Kramer hosts Gary Scott Thomas (Twitter or Facebook), morning personality at KRTY 95.3 Country radio, who explains that “radio isn’t going way, it’s evolving.” Gary discusses his experience and his rise to being the top...

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Social Intelligence: Raise Your IQ

We are getting closer than ever before to achieving the highest level of “social intelligence” – meaning understanding the real time information we have access to that powers smarter decisions faster, and with more accuracy. Social media has both set the platform for us to become more...

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Be A Brand of Attraction

The Law of Attraction, one of the seven Laws of the Universe, explains that “like” matter is attracted to other “like” matter, whether positively or negatively. Magnets are scientific evidence of this, and although there’s no specific evidence to prove this Law in humans, I can say that I...

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How Executives Embrace Social with Todd Wilms, Global Director of Social, SAP

I was honored to sit down for this one-on-one interview with Todd Wilms, Global Social Media Director for SAP. This is the second of 5 parts of the series, each done with one question in mind to make it quick and easy for you to learn and enjoy! How executives see the power of Social Media. Part...

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Five Rules on How to Speak Human

I don’t care what language you speak, who your brand is or what message you’re trying to send, we all need to speak more human (tweet this). Often enough we complicate what we’re trying to say. Ironically, as our world becomes more customer-owned and socially-enabled, we continue to...

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The Art of Storytelling

It doesn’t matter what kind of work you do, the best storytellers are the most successful (tweetable). I’ve been in awe my entire life and followed brands and people who make it look so effortless. What’s really fascinating to me is how a story comes together. I think its what...

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