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Fulham to beat Everton to signing of Wigan star – reports

first_imgFulham are reportedly set to beat Everton to the signing of out-of-contract Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega.The Daily Mirror say Aston Villa and Stoke were also in the frame to sign the Colombian, while The Sun claim Celtic were keen on him.Meanwhile, QPR face competition from Liverpool for the signing of Celtic star Ki Sung-Yueng, according to The Sun.It is claimed that Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is planning to offer £7m for the 23-year-old South Korean in a bid to beat R’s manager Mark Hughes to his signature.Rubin Kazan, Deportivo La Coruna and a number of German clubs are also said to be interested. This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Lake Erie Bill of Rights up for a vote on Feb. 26

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Reese and Joel PenhorwoodThe folks in Toledo are at it again and this time they have secured a place on the ballot on Feb. 26 for the creation of a Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR). There was a failed attempt to get this on the 2018 November ballot in Toledo. The effort to get LEBOR on the ballot is being supported by out-of-state interests but it could have a very real in-state impact for a wide range of businesses.LEBOR opens up the possibility of thousands of lawsuits against any entity that could be doing harm to Lake Erie. This includes agricultural operations.“This is a proposed amendment to the Toledo City Charter that would essentially seek to give the Lake standing in court. It would allow citizens of Toledo the ability to bring cases on behalf of the Lake. It says the Lake should be free of pollution and things that could harm the Lake. It makes the Lake act as a person almost who can bring charges against people for harming it,” said Leah Curtis, director of agricultural law for Ohio Farm Bureau. “There is a concern that agriculture would be one of those industries that would be charged or sued with these lawsuits that could potentially come out of this charter amendment. It could really apply to anyone —not just agriculture — anyone who does something that might end up harming the Lake. It could be a leaky septic system or other industries that may have permits that put limitations on what they can and cannot do. The Lake Erie Bill of Rights also invalidates those permits if those permits allow for any harm to Lake Erie. It has wide reaching effects. It has issues for lots of areas.”The Ohio Farm Bureau, along with the Ohio Soybean Association, Ohio Corn and Wheat, and the Ohio Pork Council, filed an amicus brief against the provision in the fall and again in January outlining the significant legal shortcomings with the measure. While LEBOR is not legally sound, and likely unconstitutional and unenforceable, the probable lawsuits resulting from its passage could cost significant money in legal fees for targeted businesses to defend themselves. Pass or fail on Feb. 26, Curtis said that the strategy of litigation being used in this manner and the effort to sue on behalf of Lake Erie are likely not going away.“We are going to continue to see litigation used as a way to create regulations and limitations on industry. It is not new. It has been done for a long time,” she said. “We are definitely seeing it become a more used strategy for a lot of groups as a way of bringing things they can’t get through the legislative process so they go to the courts instead.”last_img read more

Do Teenage Entrepreneurs Even Need To Go To College?

first_imgRelated Posts This post is part of Hire Education, an ongoing series in which ReadWrite examines technological innovation in education and how it’s reshaping the approaches of universities and students as they adapt to a transforming economy.The democratization of technology wrought by the mobile Web and a proliferation of app stores has made it easier than ever to succeed as an entrepreneur—and at an earlier age than ever before. Which poses a tough question for some high-school students who’ve managed to strike it rich with a hit app: Do they really need to go to college at all?That’s the conundrum facing Ryan Orbuch—a self-described “techie kid” who built a task management app called Finish with a friend when they wanted a way to organize their studies for high school final exams. Finish sells for 99 cents in Apple’s App Store. To date, users have downloaded it nearly 40,000 times. That’s not a bad haul for a couple of kids who just wanted a way to fight procrastination when it came to their coursework. (Yes, so they then went on to build an app instead of hitting the books.) Orbuch has also started an umbrella company called Basil for other projects he is working on.The cherry on top? Finish won an Apple iOS Design Award this year at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. Orbuch his partner have updated the app for iOS 7 and are planning on expanding it in the coming months. So now Orbuch has a company, some early success and entrepreneurial street cred. If they wanted to, it’s conceivable that they could go find some venture capital funding and take their business to the next level. At the same time, well, Orbuch is a now senior in high school. Their parents expect them to go to college.“It’s something that I’ve thought a ton about, especially considering that I’m applying to college this fall,” Orbuch told me in an interview. “It’s scary. If the future was that black and white, if it were option one—go to school or option two—build stuff, with nothing in between, I’d unquestionably go try to build stuff. I don’t think that’s how it is, though. I think that it’s becoming less and less mutually exclusive, a trend I hope continues.”The Myth—And Reality—Of The WunderkindRyan OrbuchThe history of tech is replete with successful entrepreneurs who didn’t go to college—or who went to college, but dropped out to follow their visions. Steve Jobs is perhaps the most famous in the modern era, but Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is the current poster child for the Billion Dollar Babies Club, since he dropped out of Harvard to build the world’s biggest social network. Zuckerberg’s example has inspired legions of teenagers and young adults to follow in his footsteps. And venture capitalists want to find the next money train built on the backs of naïve visionaries.Billionaire Peter Thiel is the most prominent example. He made his money as part of the “PayPal Mafia” and was one of the first investors in Facebook after Zuckerberg decamped for Silicon Valley. In 2010, Thiel set up a program to turn out mini-Zuckerbergs. His Thiel Fellowship promised young entrepreneurs $100,000 if they skipped college to build the companies of the future.Three years later, the Thiel Fellows don’t have a lot to show for that effort. So far, the only product from a Thiel Fellow that’s gained any real traction is a Binaca-like caffeine spray. GigLocator, a company that aggregated information about music artist and venues, made a small exit when it was acquired. Dale Stephens is fairly well-known as a Thiel Fellow, though that’s mostly because he’s spent a lot of time talking about how he dropped out of school to become a Thiel Fellow—along the way, picking up a book deal for a tome that will elaborate on how he dropped out of school to become a Thiel Fellow and get a book deal.The problem the Thiel Fellows faced has nothing to do with the entrepreneurs’ smarts or drive, which are assuredly considerable. It has to do with the myth of the wunderkind and what it takes to create a successful, visionary product. The pantheon of modern innovators—Jobs, Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk, and so on—have had great timing and a certain amount of luck. They all also had highly skilled companions to help them along the way. Jobs had Steve Wozniak, effectively the father of the modern personal computer. Zuckerberg had Eduardo Saverin and Dustin Moskovitz to help him build Facebook. Gates had Paul Allen along to write code and cut deals that turned Microsoft into a giant company.Vision, drive and natural talent only can bring a would-be entrepreneur so far. Meeting the right people, having the right pedigree and creating your own luck are also extremely important. Such relationships often start in college. (Though not always; Jobs and Wozniak met in high school; Gates and Allen were childhood friends.)Reuters recently published a survey on “Series A” funding for startup companies in the Silicon Valley sphere over the last three years. Of 88 companies, 70 were founded by people that were once an executive at a large tech company or a well-connected small company or graduated from Harvard, MIT or Stanford. Pedigree matters.The lesson? The wunderkinds do best when they partner with other wunderkinds that have experience and connections.Education Of A Would-Be EntrepreneurSmit PatelSmit Patel is a hustler. He came to the United States in 8th grade from Ahmedabad, India. That’s when he got his first computer and fell in love with the idea of being an entrepreneur.As a teenager, he wanted to start his own company, so he dove into the Boston startup ecosystem head first. If you’ve spent any time around Boston startups in the last couple of years, there’s a chance that you’ve met Patel and learned of his burning desire to found a company or be part of a hot startup.Patel isn’t a developer or an engineer. His primary focus has been on communications and marketing. His quest to build a startup company was thwarted time and again by the inability to find a technical cofounder that could help build the product. He wanted to start a Twitter stock market game called Cashtag. It never materialized. Patel needed a Wozniak … and couldn’t find one.Patel has gone back and forth several times over the idea of going to university, getting an internship or starting his own company. He even finally founded a startup to help other would-be entrepreneurs find cofounders called FounderMatchup.“Instead of working on FounderMatchup, which was making money, I was focused on finding the next big idea,” Patel said. “I sucked at knowing the people I should be listening to, how to build relationships and realizing the importance of finding mentors. Essentially these were all lessons that students learn after college graduation and their first job, but [that] I learned that first semester of college.”Patel eventually realized that even though he was smart, driven and crafty, he’d never be the next Zuckerberg. Instead, he’s realized that the best option for future success is a more standard American route: go to college, find an internship and build a network. He’s criss-crossed the country a couple of times between Boston and San Francisco, looking to catch on as an intern at a startup. At 20 years old, he’s actually ahead of the curve. Many young people don’t figure these things out until their mid-20s, if ever. Patel is now a junior at Suffolk University in Boston and has worked recently with inbound marketing firm HubSpot.Pay Or PlayOrbuch and his partner at Finish are a bit of a different story. They already have a product in Finish that is well regarded and making a bit of money. But they face the same question as Patel did in his late teens: Work on building a company or go to college?“That is something I am going to be thinking about over the next few months as I think of college and stuff. So, there are a lot of roads there,” Orbuch said in an interview with ReadWrite earlier this year. “I’d love to go to Stanford, that would be cool. Just to get in … college applications are really terrifying. But, I think it is just such an interesting environment. Even if just for a short amount of time, just getting to meet the people and the social component, it is really hard to replicate outside.”To Orbuch, his choices are fairly clear. He can attempt the college route or continue to build Basil with Finish as the keystone concept. Being a Thiel Fellow could be interesting, he said. It would add credibility and give him access to mentors if he were chosen for the program. “Whether colleges in general want to accept it or not, they are no longer the end-all be-all of ‘future success,’ particularly in the arena of entrepreneurship. There’s more flexibility now than there was when my parents went to school, and I think that’s easy for them to ignore,” Orbuch said.Lead image via Shutterstock.com Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology dan rowinskicenter_img Tags:#Higher Ed#Hire Education#University Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Paul and Harden hope bond translates to success on court

first_imgNBA: New Thunder recruits Anthony, George try to lure Wade to OKC View comments Harden, who finished second to Russell Westbrook in MVP voting last season, is thrilled about the opportunity to pair with such a dynamic player. He believes Paul’s skillset will make things easier for him.“It’s a relief,” he said. “But it’s not just anybody that I’m getting off the ball giving it to. I’m giving the ball to somebody that can do the same thing I can do even better.”Paul is a nine-time All-Star who has averaged 18.7 points, 9.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals over his 12-year career, though he has been dogged with criticism in recent years for failing to help the Clippers get out of the second round of the playoffs. Los Angeles reached the postseason in each of Paul’s six seasons with the team, but the Clippers were eliminated in the first round three times and in theWestern Conference semifinals three other times.He readily admits that his only motivation for opting in for the last year of his contract so the Clippers could deal him was to chase a title.“I came here with one purpose, one goal in mind and that’s to win a championship,” he said. “And the cool part is being here with a guy like James that has those same aspirations.”ADVERTISEMENT Since the trade, some have questioned how the two point guards will coexist in Houston. General manager Daryl Morey has no worries about that and said he doesn’t have to see the pair in a game to know that he’s right.“They’ve been playing in gyms around the country and out of the country all summer,” he said. “Just from my watching it and coach (Mike D’Antoni) has watched it even more than me — we’re 100 percent certain it’s going to work.”D’Antoni, who enters his second season in Houston, said the three have had plenty of conversations about how they’ll play together and what it will look like. He knows there will be growing pains along the way, but he believes the fact that both players want it to work will go a long way.“We have little things to work out but, again, both of them are very willing to do whatever it takes to be the best that we can be,” D’Antoni said. “Now we’ve just got to figure out what that is and keep improving on it all year.”Harden ranked second in the league with 29.1 points per game and first with 11.2 assists. He had 64 double-doubles last year after combining for just 67 in the first seven seasons of his career, and he notched 22 triple-doubles after getting just nine total before last season.His brilliant season was marred by a poor performance in Game 6 of the conference semifinals when the Rockets were eliminated with a 39-point loss to the Spurs. Harden didn’t attempt a shot until halfway through the second quarter of the blowout and finished with 10 points to tie a season low.He denies that he paid any attention to the criticism he received after that loss, asking, “What did they say?” about the naysayers.But he doesn’t deny that he should have done more in that game and vows to do just that this season.“Obviously I played terrible,” he said. “It didn’t end in a championship so that’s frustrating. (I’ve) just got to get better. Won’t blame anybody but myself.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul chases a basketball amid lighting and fog machines while he takes part in a promotional video shoot during an NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — Chris Paul and James Harden have spent so much time together since he was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets in June that he’s learned the most important facts — and some that aren’t as vital — about his fellow All-Star teammate.“He likes french fries just as much as I do, first and foremost,” Paul said with a laugh.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Then he got serious about why he’s so excited to join Harden and a Houston team that lost to the Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals last season.“He loves to hoop,” Paul said. “You got some guys that like and enjoy to play basketball, and he’s one of the guys who loves it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter spending countless hours together on and off the court in the last few weeks, Paul and Harden can’t wait to see how their pairing will work as the Rockets open camp on Tuesday.“We did a lot of traveling, playing pickup games here and there and stuff like that, so you are antsy to actually get out there with the full crew and see what it looks like,” Paul said. 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Jaya asks barefoot TN minister to wear chappals

first_imgWhat the chief minister of Tamil Nadu wants, she gets.Ever since she ordered the barefoot information and technology minister to wear shoes, R.B. Udhayakumar has been sporting Bata chappals. Udhayakumar, Jayalalithaa’s devotee since 1997, had declared that he worships the ground that Amma walks on, and vowed never to wear,What the chief minister of Tamil Nadu wants, she gets.Ever since she ordered the barefoot information and technology minister to wear shoes, R.B. Udhayakumar has been sporting Bata chappals. Udhayakumar, Jayalalithaa’s devotee since 1997, had declared that he worships the ground that Amma walks on, and vowed never to wear footwear to the secretariat. “She is my god and I will obey her,” he now says. His feet are grateful for such obedience.last_img read more

Social Media Marketing Is Easy! [Cartoon]

first_img Originally published Mar 12, 2010 8:30:00 AM, updated July 03 2013 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Download the free video Learn how to use social media to manage your company brand.center_img Video: How to Use Social Media to Manage Your Company Brand Online and learn how to manage your company brand effectively using social media.last_img read more

SXSW Clay Shirky: How Sharing Can Change the World

first_img Live Webinar: The Science of ReTweets With Dan Zarrella On Sunday morning at SXSW Interactive, renowned author and digital media speaker Clay Shirkyspoke about the way information sharing is changing. His talk was filled with real life examples that outlined one basic theme: and check out our full SXSW content feed at Abundance is a bigger problem to society than scarcity, said Shirky, meaning when something is scarce, it is easy to handle by simply increasing the price of the item that is scarce. When something is in over-abundance, people don’t know how to manage it.    His conclusion was that now that information is easy to share, people have the opportunity to share in a way that benefits society, not just themselves. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack . Sharing information is different than sharing goods and services. http://blog.hubspot.com/sxsw HubSpot’s Virtual Booth Social Media Marketing Book Topics: People feel good about sharing information that helps people. When developing an creativecommoners Social Media Join Dan Zarrella, HubSpot’s Social Media Scientist and author of the Photo Credit: As an extension of this sharing concept, Shirky described “rainbow unicorn” sharing, which is a type of sharing that helps you but not anyone else. On the other hand, sharing that helps more than one person and has an impact on a group or society is called “jack hammer” sharing, because it chips away at existing opinions and transforms them into new ones. He continued to reinforce the idea that democrotized sharing provided by the Internet has the ability to have a great impact on society. inbound marketing content strategy If you are attending SXSW, be sure to check-in to When people share goods, for example, they expect something in return such as money as payment for an item. When people share information, they don’t expect anything in return and in fact actually get a positive feeling for doing it. People enjoy providing value to others. Originally published Mar 14, 2010 2:52:00 PM, updated July 10 2013 Friday, March 19, 2010 at 1:00pm ET  Reserve your spot now  to learn what makes tweets contagious and how to create tweets that will go viral and increase your reach and authority.. , don’t forget to think about your customers’ online and offline networks. Outbound marketing was always about targeting customers; inbound marketing means focusing on more than just your customers, but also their customers. Creating content and an inbound marketing strategy that solves problems for your customers’ end-users will empower them to advocate and promote your product. Date and time: for a 30 minute overview of the Science of ReTweets! Inbound Marketing Takeawaylast_img read more

Basic HTML Every Marketer Should Know (About Links)

first_img Originally published May 19, 2010 11:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Topics: Website Development As a follow up to my first post on Basic HTML Every Marketer Should Know, I wanted to dig a little deeper into links. Hyperlinks are references to resources on the web. They primarly link to other web pages, but can also reference images, documents, audio, or movie files. I often find myself using HTML code directly on blog comments or in forums. Keep this article as a handy reference for hyperlinks and stay tuned for my next post on basic HTML marketers should know about tables.The Basic HyperlinkThere are 2 key elements to the code in creating a hyperlink (or link).Reference (href) – the address opened when the link is clickedAnchor (a) – the display text or imageTo recap, here’s the basic HTML code for creating a hyperlink.CodeDisplayCheck out my recent blog article on Basic HTML Every Marketer Should Know.If you want to replace the anchor text with an image, use this code instead.CodeDisplayLink that Opens in a New Tab/WindowWhen you want your link to take the visitor to a new tab or window when the link is clicked, use the “target=_blank” reference. Don’t overdo this one though. When you’re linking to content within your own site, it’s a best practice to keep the session in the same window.CodeDisplay This link for my recent blog article will open in a new window.Using a Tracked URLTracking tokens allow marketers to track traffic for a specific marketing campaign such as paid search, banner ads, email blasts or newsletters. To create the URL, use the Google URL Builder to define the campaign, source, and name. Once generated, you’ll use this new URL as the reference destination and choose the anchor text (or an image) just like the basic link. You’ll be able to see the results of your campaign in your analytics tool, like Google Analytics or HubSpot Sources.CodeDisplayHere is where I’d put a link in my email campaign to track visits back to my website.Using the “No Follow” AttributeThere are times when you don’t want to pass search engine credit for a link on your site. The “no follow” attribute instructs the search engines that a hyperlink should not affect or influence the target site’s rank or authority. However, it’s important to note that utilizing “no follow” for PageRank sculpting can be cumbersome and time consuming with little proven benefit. CodeDisplay This hyperlink to the Inbound Marketing blog will not pass authority to the search engines.Anchor Links Within a Web PageAlthough you typically want to avoid having pages that scroll on and on forever, there are times when you want to link to content referenced at the middle or bottom of a page. The name attribute is invisible to the user and, when used with the anchor attribute allows for linking within an HTML document.CodeDisplayBrian HalliganHere is where I’d put Brian’s bio, typically further down on the page, but you get the idea.What other HTML tips do you have to share?  Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

How Small Businesses Can Leverage Emerging Technologies with @PhilSimon [@InboundNow #9]

first_imgIn this episode of Inbound Now, we are joined by the one and only Mr. Phil Simon. Phil is the a We talk about how these companies are effectively using the social web to grow their businesses. for Be proactive in your customer outreach and use social media to do so. It shows that you are listening and that you do care about your customers problems. “Social media is a waste of time” is a common objection from businesses who are scared to change their playbook. Date Before You Get Married with Software as a Service The New Small. How to Market Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper with David Siteman Garland We identify some of the underlying tactics/technologies these companies are using to be more agile and successful. uthor of Phil notes that the process doesn’t happen overnight. Especially with social media, it takes time to grow a following and foster relationships with people on line. Don’t get discouraged after a week of tweeting. Stick with it. Roadblock to Change “The other benefit with SaaS is that you can get out of the IT business. In other words, as long as you can connect to a browser, you can get to WorkDayt. You can get to Salesforce.com. You can get to any number of CRM or sort of back office applications. You don’t need to have an on-site server, or you don’t need a database. Again, as long as you can get to a website, you’re good to go. There are so many benefits of SaaS. I’m a big proponent of it.” Free and open source software Chef Tony a Case Study Past Episodes One of the central points of the book, is that it’s easier for small companies to act big than it is for big companies to act small. – Cloud computing is enabling companies to get rid of in house IT infrastructures and cost costs by accessing their data from a shared server.  SaaS(Software as a service) – The SaaS model is enabling companies to essentially date before they marry when it comes to finding the right software solution. (Example: The Next Wave of Technologies Without listening in for these comments using these social media listening tools, this negative review could have cost Tony a substantial amount of new business. For the full transcript Phil says we really have evolved quite a bit from the mid-1990s when he first started working with enterprise software. – The mobile web is becoming increasingly important moving into the future as a large portion of content is being consumed through the “third screen”. Tony used Google Alerts What About ROI? Where to Start? Take a look at your current infrastructure and do some research into what others in your industry are using. There could be a new tool out there that could drastically streamline the way you work. “You don’t become an expert at any one technology, much less every technology overnight.” but adopting some of these new tools outlined in Phils book could dramatically increase your workplaces productivity and save a ton of money in the process. – Companies are leveraging the social web to become more proactive with customers and using the medium to spread the word about their offerings. “customer rescue” With social media, people say, “Well, I don’t see the ROI on it,” just as an example. I say, “Okay, it’s hard to really quantify it.” How is that fundamentally different than a company that takes out a Super Bowl ad, or someone that takes out a newspaper ad? Can you really be that precise and say that we have a 43.7 percent ROI on this particular ad or campaign? I’m not so sure that you can do that. So, just because you can’t, in the case of social media, precisely quantify something doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do it. – There are a number of free and open source platform available for companies to leverage rather than paying for enterprise level software or having to build a platform from scratch. Tony Marciante, Chief Seafood Officer of Chef Tony’s has no marketing budget and but uses social media to promote his restaurant. He leverages the use of his blog, podcasts, and videos to help spread the word about his restaurant and to grow his brand. For the audioand the full transcriptplease head here:  Becoming a Trust Agent with Chris Brogan Originally published Feb 24, 2011 12:33:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 Gauging Online Influence with Jason Keath of Social Fresh where he was alerted about a negative critique of his food. Turns out the blogger was a pretty well known food critic.  Tony reached out and made things right and the blogger retracted the review and replaced it with a positive one. click here. Cloud computing Win a signed copy of Phil’s new book The New Small Have a number of different ways that people can get support like forums, social media presence, phone lines, online chat, etc. but make sure someone is manning the battle stations. Why New Systems Fail “What are they doing instead for marketing?” is Phil’s response. How are those channels performing and how are your measuring those metrics? Some of the key concepts from his book In the show we chat about: Podcasting for Business & Email Marketing Best Practices with Christopher S. Penn The 5 Enablers How Small Companies are Evolving with New Technologies with Phil Simon Mobility How to Rock Your Facebook Fan Page with John Haydon and Social Media The New Small. HubSpot Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Stop Marketing and Start Engaging with Scott Stratten ) Use Dropbox and Google Docs and Kill Chain Emails! : , and most recentlylast_img read more