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Learn business blogging from the expert, Dave Rigotti

Are you curious whether or not starting a blog could help your business?  Have you started a blog (or maybe several) only to have abandoned them and never stuck around long enough to get results?  Do you work for  a company that is now starting to realize the value in social media and blogging is your newest responsibility?  If so, don’t miss the next Social Media Breakfast Toledo  (Event #3)

Dave Rigotti, social media marketing expert will be explaining what business blogging is all about, how to start, what to post and how to specifically use WordPress to help your business grow.  The planning committee for Social Media Breakfast Toledo has been lucky enough to have Rigotti be part of our group.  He has 9 years experience in social media and is truely at the forefront.  We call him our “Doogie Howser” because Dave started learning and doing client work for social media as a teen.  The wealth of knowledge he has is incredible.  So much so that Microsoft has hired Dave to be a product manager for their search division.  He is leaving Toledo this month to take on that new role, fresh out of the University of Toledo.  We are sad to see him go, but excited for his great new career!  Way to go Dave!  So don’t miss this last opportunity to hear what he has to say about social media and in particular blogging for business.

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May 28, 2009 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

Module 09 – Social media doesn’t make you awesome

I just came across this blog post by Scott Tsuchiyama, Career Advisor at the University of Michigan, on Twitter that I thought was interesting. I regretfully was unable to attend the Module 09 Digital Media Conference last week in Detroit, MI. A few friends of mine were able to attend and I look forward to hearing all about it. My friend Damian Rintelmann was one of the speakers as well as mega blogging sensation Chris Brogan. You can find out more on Twitter #MOD09 I understand they will be offering a video of the event very soon – can’t wait to watch it! I’ll pass on the url to watch as soon as I have it.

Here is one of Scott’s stories from the conference about how Social Media doesn’t make you a better person, it magnifies who you already are. Enjoy!

Continue Reading April 14, 2009 at 2:33 pm 1 comment

Twitter: Don’t become a Follow-aholic

twitter-logoDon’t be a Follow-aholic!

Twitter, the biggest current social media craze, can be very powerful and very addicting.  It’s easy to get caught up in getting lots of people to follow you on Twitter these days.  But it’s important to keep your focus on following people who add value and useful information to what’s important in YOUR daily life.  It doesn’t matter if you follow 20 people or 10,000 people.  If the 10,000 are not adding value to your life but the 20 are really useful sources, then obviously less is more.

Here’s a great article I just came across about avoiding becoming a Twitter Follow-aholic.  There are excellent sources and tools in this article too.  Enjoy!

March 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Create a Visability Plan to Map Social Media Efforts

With social media changing how we market our businesses today, there is a new document your business needs. In addition to a business plan and a marketing plan, you should also create a Visability Plan. Basically a summary of all the ways that you are putting yourself and your company out there online. How are you keeping your customers engaged, informed and maybe even entertained?

Continue Reading March 15, 2009 at 9:44 pm Leave a comment

Planning Committee Brings Social Media Breakfast Toledo – April 3rd

Social Media Breakfast Toledo planning committee:

Julie Cantu
Kevin Cesarz
Janeile Cudjoe
Mike Driehorst
Patrick Giammarco
Victoria Kamm
Tim Langhorst
Allen Mireles
Steve Robison
Michael Temple

Continue Reading March 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Social Media Breakfast Toledo – April 3rd


Join us for the first ever Social Media Breakfast Toledo.  A power team of marketing professionals have come together to form a new monthly networking event to help everyone understand the benefits of and how to use social media tools such as blogging, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to grow your business.  Open to public – please rsvp as we only have 200 seats!  Great networking and lots of information and guidance.

When:   Friday, April 3, 2009    7:30-9:30 am

Where:  Elks Lodge – Holland-Sylvania Rd between Central & Sylvania Ave.  Toledo, Ohio

Cost:   $10 – includes breakfast


March 9, 2009 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

What is social media?

This is a question I get on a daily basis from small business owners. It’s hard to describe the entire scope, importance and possibilities quickly. But this morning I am reading an e-book by John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing and he sums it up pretty well:

Continue Reading February 25, 2009 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

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