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My New Role In Social Media Marketing and Strategy

logo-v1Those of you that have been following my adventures for a while know that I put my heart, soul and mind into social media.  Since writing my own blogging platform a decade ago (the billion dollar idea that I never capitalized on…) to my almost-obsessive fascination with brand interaction on channels like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, I am constantly observing and strategizing ways to make the interaction and engagement between companies and customers better through social media. I have spent quite a bit of time over the last couple of years consulting businesses of all types and sizes regarding their engagement (or lack thereof) within these online communities.  From Fortune 100 companies that distribute hardware all around the world to non-profit agencies that are doing their best to make a difference in the world, I have worked with groups to lend insight, support, ideas and action to social media programs. Given all of that, I’m quite pleased to announce that I have taken a new role within the industry.

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California: No Cell Phones While Driving

Governor Arnold just signed a law that says teens 18 and under that are driving cannot use a cell phone or other portable electronic device at all…it doesn’t matter if they have a bluetooth or not.  No talking, texting or surfing…period.

Next July a hands-free-only law will go into effect for all drivers in California.

While at times this may be inconvenient for me, I support this move, both the current action for teens and the future action for adults.  What do you think…intelligent safety move or "the man" keeping us down?

Inbox

I will not take grief from anybody that comes into my office and heckles me about my paper inbox…never again!  People pile papers in there (did I mention that I hate paper?) and sometimes things get a week or two behind. (HINT: Give me things electronically please)

I was meeting with our financial department today when Bill Hill, our controller, pulled out a property appraisal from 1995 and said to me, "Here you go, I just got to this one in my inbox and thought we should file it". LOL…thanks for the 11 year old paperwork!  I seriously got a good laugh out of that one. It’s been sitting in his inbox for eleven years!!!

How old is the stuff in YOUR inbox?