When the Flicks Come to Life

What a dramatic week – it’s been like watching nonstop reruns of potboilers, romances and disaster movies – only these were real. We had tragedy, intrigue, surprise finishes and even a kiss or two along the way. First we had the unspeakable tornadoes that ripped...
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Not Your Dad’s Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Just look at word of mouth now! For eons, marketers like myself have preached that word of mouth is the most powerful way to drive interest in brands, motivate sales and create loyalty. But creating programs with strong impact that don’t break the bank has always been...
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Facebook and Politics

The last Presidential election, Obama owned the Internet, but not so next year.  An article in this week’s New York Times shows how Republicans have caught up with Democrats in using technology and social networks.  Before you know it, we may be deciding our next...
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Getting the Picture…

According to Reuters, some 327 million royal wedding-related pictures will be taken on digital cameras next week when Britain’s Prince William ties the knot with girlfriend Kate Middleton. The article goes on to say that half the photographers at Charles and Diana’s...
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March Madness: A Social Media Slam Dunk

Once just a national phenomenon, March Madness today is also an online sensation. As with so many major live events today, enthusiasts, as well as casual followers, not only watch on television, but also tune in on their laptops, cell phones, tablets, and other...
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Optimize Your Content For Social Discovery

Mashable writes that since take-off of search, publishers have turned to search engine optimization (SEO) to grow their audience and expose their content. SEO is keeping Google users well fed with meta data, keyword repetition, internal linking and more. At Epoch 5,...
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