Thursday, October 30, 2014

How New Musicians (And Others) Fail At Social Media

August 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Social Media

Social media can be an unknown musician’s best friend. There are endless sites to connect with fans, share your music and even raise money to fund a tour or album launch. I have worked to promote numerous bands and singers in social media, and more often than not, I end up being contacted by hopeful […]

Warning – Pinterest Best Buy Spam Spreading Quickly

March 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Social Media, Tech News

While enjoying my daily Pinterest addiction, I was shocked to see one of my own repins  show up on Pinterest as a Best Buy giveaway. I quickly rushed to delete it, but the repin and edit buttons were nowhere to be found! I then tried to report the original pinner, who coincidentally I wasn’t even […]

Has Force-feeding Your Twitter Account Made You Irrelevant?

October 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Social Media

Force-feeding

Basically all of these force-feeding services promise you the world. You’ll have more time for engagement, you’ll easily be present online 24 hours a day, you reap the SEO benefits of numerous tweets of each and every blog post you write, and this will solve all of your problems with finding the time to participate in numerous social media platforms with the added benefits of their cross-posting platform! Sounds wonderful doesn’t it?

Top 10 Myths About Twitter Spam Accounts

May 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Social Media

How do you know who to follow on Twitter, when even your friends have become spammers?

How NOT To Beg For A Shorty Award on Twitter

January 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Social Media

Shorty Awards are here again, and just like any awards program where people need to be nominated and voted for, some people truly have no clue that their incessant begging will more often than not, force people to vote against them, or at minimum do more harm than good.

Need A Sexy Tweet? Try Chatting With @DrBenKeeton #KeetonCures

January 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Social Media, TV News

But this one just confused me because it was a verified character of a new ABC television show called “Off The Map.” I am a huge fan of any ABC dramatic series, and a huge television fan in general, especially when the oh so talented Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice) gets involved. But I did find myself tweeting my feelings of a weird vibe it gave me to chat with a TV character (aka a social media employee or intern.) Chatting with an actor, actress or entertainer is one thing, but fake chatting with a fake person?

Exclusive: The Making Of “Big Tweet” with @TanyaRyno

January 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Music, Social Media

Tanya Ryno, former Saturday Night Live commercial parody & TV Funhouse producer, has just completed a new project for Funny or Die, called “Big Tweet.” She was kind enough to share with me a bit about the behind the scenes development of this wonderful social media parody featuring Brandon T. Jackson. Tanya’s other current projects include directing “23 Seconds” in Atlanta, Georgia and producing “A Room Of My Own” in NYC.

Ashton Punks TMZ and Klout Wants Feedback, So…

November 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Social Media

So I get this email from Klout stating clearly that Ashton Kutcher has punked TMZ and they wanted me to know. But they asked me for feedback, and my feedback is… “Change the way you are sending out ads for Ashton and his YouTube/PopChip channel. Honestly if you are getting paid to share something with […]

Win $25,000 For Being Right!

October 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Contests, TV News

NBC’s reality show “The Marriage Ref” has upped the ante. Created by Jerry Seinfeld himself, this is relationship advice….with a comedic twist. Now the couple that is deemed the most right will compete for $25,000.00! Hosted  by Tom Papa, this comedic panel of judges determines who’s right and who’s wrong in the silliest of marital squabbles. Past […]

Dear Social Media Expert: I Raise Your Unfollow With A Block And A Blog

October 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Social Media

I was unfollowed this morning for saying no. Actually I said no twice, which I assume is what made her mad at me. I wasn’t aware that if someone RTs me, that I owe them something. And when I say “something” … I mean  an advertisement cleverly disguised as an infographic hosted on my site and […]

It Gets Better (If You Stick Around For It) #ItGetsBetter

October 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Beautiful Moments, Social Media

A beautiful viral movement has started: It Gets Better. It all began because of one man’s outrage over the senseless suicides of young gay teens who ended their lives because of bullying. But for me,  it’s more than that. We lose our children every day to suicide. For whatever reason they feel they have no […]

Twitter Bug Hits The White House Tweets [PICS]

September 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Social Media

The newest Twitter bug is driving many users crazy, but it’s interesting that this exploit hit the White House Tweets and the Press Secretary had to call in a platoon of tech support people to find out what the issue is. Seems this all began because people wanted to see a rainbow in their tweets? […]

CAPTCHAS May Soon Generate Ad Dollars (But Wait There’s More)

September 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Social Media

Without a doubt, CAPTCHAS and ReCAPTCHAS are a part of our daily life.  Soon Solve Media hopes to turn  CAPTCHAS  into ad dollars by substituting company slogans for the actual random text we normally type. But chances are you don’t realize that as you are typing in these random words to secure entry to your favorite sites, […]

Interview: Mark Gantt – How To Create Your Own Career

August 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Entertainment News, Movies, Social Media, TV News

A quick check of Mark Gantt’s website or his IMDB page reveals he had a career, just not the one he had mapped out for himself. “I had my foot in the door and people were at the party saying ‘Hey come on in,’ but I was like ‘no, I gotta be an actor.’” He seemed to be gaining ground on a career path many would cherish, but even after appearing in a Sundance Short, and knowing the industry pros, his agent still had no faith Mark would actually getting auditions. Luckily Mark doesn’t acknowledge the word no.

Top 10 Reasons I Did Not RT Your DM Request

August 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Social Media

This article is not meant to offend anyone, but I am sure it will. If you have ever been asked to retweet links for someone, at least I think you can sympathize. I have spent hours defending my right to say no to a retweet request. At some point I realized it’s time to just […]

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