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from http://lifehacker.com/ 3 days ago

When you apply for a job you'll often give them basic information like employment history. Think twice before giving out that Social Security Number. The job application could be a scam.Read more...

Posted under Technology
from http://lifehacker.com/ 3 days ago

Firefox/Chrome: Some web sites will have sponsored stories in their timeline—it's how they pay the bills. If you want your browser to warn you which stories are ads, AdDetector works in Firefox and Chrome.Read more...

Posted under Marketing
from http://www.drewsmarketingminute.com 3 days ago

If your company is involved in social media, one of the elements you worry about is if you’re sharing in the best way. You want to maximize your company’s exposure but choosing the best social networks, the best way to communicate and even the best time of day. Your blog ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 3 days ago

My audience knows I usually talk to successful entrepreneurs to find out how they built their businesses. And they’re usually tech entrepreneurs who built software. But I also want to bring on people who teach because I think the legacy that teachers leave is one that will long outlast them. ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 3 days ago

After this interview, I bought my wife a beautiful Raven + Lily necklace that’s made out of discarded bullets. It was created by Ethiopian women who were ostracized by their communities because they have HIV/AIDS. When Raven + Lily’s founder, Kirsten Dickerson, saw the quality of beads the women made ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 3 days ago

I’ve got a Mixergy fan on here who I have been emailing for years. I just discovered some of his old emails in my inbox and thought his story is worthy of studying. His name is Conrad Egusa. He’s the founder of Publicize, a PR company that works for startups ...

Posted under Marketing
from http://www.damniwish.com 3 days ago

Do you want genuine, meaningful word of mouth? Do something worth talking about. P.S. It’s not a viral video that matters. It’s a video of something that matters that goes viral.

Posted under Marketing
from http://www.damniwish.com 3 days ago

Angry, frustrated customers talk. A lot. Pete Blackshaw’s book title said it well: Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends, Angry Customers Tell 3,000. Too often, otherwise well-meaning organizations forget how expensive negative word of mouth is. Corners get cut, standards get lowered, and quality slips. And as soon as customers notice ...

Posted under Marketing
from http://www.damniwish.com 3 days ago

My company, GasPedal, and its brands, SocialMedia.org and WordofMouth.org, are growing fast. And we’re looking for talented, passionate people to join our team in Austin and Chicago. We’re hiring an Operations Director at SocialMedia.org. It’s a fantastic place to work: interesting work, a meaningful mission, and positive culture. I’d be ...

Posted under Marketing
from http://www.damniwish.com 3 days ago

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I'd Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] The alcohol industry is a crowded one. You’re fighting for shelf space where people ...

Posted under Marketing
from http://www.damniwish.com 3 days ago

Everyone knows you make more money selling more to existing customers than you do from new customers. But most promotions are focused on special deals for new customers. That’s expensive — and it often pisses off loyal customers who feel screwed. When’s the last time you improved things for existing ...

Posted under Marketing
from http://www.damniwish.com 3 days ago

This is a post from my company, SocialMedia.org’s blog. Check it out for more profiles and stories about the people running social at really big brands. We sat down with Whole Foods Market Director of Social Media Natanya Anderson for this member profile. We’re glad to have smart, generous members ...

Posted under Marketing
from http://www.damniwish.com 3 days ago

We’re big fans if the Inverted Org Chart. Most companies show the CEO standing on top of management, who stand on the backs of the staff. Wrong message. The purpose of a company is NOT to support the executives. Our org chart looks like this: We all support our customers. ...

Posted under Marketing
from http://www.damniwish.com 3 days ago

The secret to word of mouth marketing (and to be an awesome company): Blow people’s minds with amazing gestures. Do it surprisingly and generously. Do it for people with big audiences (or social media audiences). Classic example: Morton’s delivered a steak to Peter Shankman at an airport (where they didn’t ...

Posted under Marketing
from http://www.damniwish.com 3 days ago

Plastic bags are bad for the environment. Paper is better. Right? Except for the facts that paper bags result in 2x more greenhouse gasses, 3x more energy, and 20x more water wasted. I honestly don’t have any strong opinions about this topic. But I do think most of us are ...

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