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Can Social Media Achieve Your Goals?

by admin on May 20, 2013

Http://LeonardSipes.Com and Http://MyLifeAudio.Com Many of the articles I place on this site are reminders that social media still has a way to go as to being a communications platform that convinces people to take a specific action (buy-give-participate). Social media seems to be great for branding, information gathering and damage control but when it comes […]

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What is Social Media?

by admin on April 8, 2013 · 3 comments

Http://LeonardSipes.Com and Http://MyLifeAudio.Com It’s a question I get often. Few organizations get social media. They’re confused by what is, what it means and how it’s implemented. Before you brand these people as rubes, remember that it wasn’t that long ago that Google lamented that they couldn’t promote Chrome because few understood what a browser was. I’ll take it one […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com and Http://MyLifeAudio.Com A colleague from the past called me to announce her return from Europe and the fact that she was looking for work. She’s a former television news anchor with years of top-notch writing experience. She’s a very good communicator. But she surprised me by confessing that she was not “up to speed” on social […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com and Http://MyLifeAudio.Com Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/LeonardSipes Headline: “For the first time, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms.” I work for government: I work for government and have done so (except for time in college) since the age of 18. I find most government workers reasonably dedicated to […]

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We Don’t Understand Social Media

by admin on January 28, 2013 · 2 comments

Http://LeonardSipes.Com and Http://MyLifeAudio.Com Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/LeonardSipes Social Media Not Yet A Significant E-Commerce Traffic Driver (in Marketing Charts) states that “Only 2% of traffic to retailers during the holiday season came from social networks, per figures released by Adobe Systems. Analyzing billions of visits to nearly 500 retail websites during the holiday season, the study shows that direct […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com and Http://MyLifeAudio.Com Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/LeonardSipes I spoke to the head of a government agency a month ago about creating a social media program.  It was his firm conviction that you need to have a specific audience and goals in mind to start a social media program. Is this correct? I’ve always struggled with the concept of […]

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Http://leonardSipes.Com I recently wrote Newspapers and the internet; the lessons we share. The first and second articles were based on The Story So Far, What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism from the Columbia Journalism School which may be (and probably is) the most insightful social media document of all time. This is the third article […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com Question: Is it time to admit that social media has multiple definitions and uses? Assertion: There are two types of organizations using social media; those who simply push information out and those who depend on people  interacting to survive. Article: “Describe your sex life with a movie title,” was a recent post on my […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com Well that sounds like a silly question. But it goes to the heart of what social media really is. It’s causing many to drop out of social media efforts. I read articles from the best and brightest in social media and I’m constantly being told that I need a loyal audience of engaged fans […]

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