President Obama's Social Media Toolkit, Very good advice, featured posts

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 Sooooooooo... why is a 1/2 Irish, 1/2 French Canadian so excited about the election of an American president??? Two words, hope & change!

 Since September 11th, 2001 we've all been through a lot. The world seems to have bought a one way ticket to hell with no way back. For many of us... Americans, Canadians, Europeans, etc... today feels different.

 There is something about President Obama that gives us hope and a glimpse into better days ahead, new things to come.

 I'm an optimist by nature and have enough life experience to know that no matter how bad things get, eventually they turn around. January 20th, 2009 feels like one of those pivotal moments.

 It's not just because Barack Obama is young, bright, fresh or so freekin' articulate, it's because I can really relate to how he does things. He's in touch with how the world works and communicates and he's made it perfectly clear that it won't be "business as usual" in Washington.

 The fact is that when the U.S. sneezes, the rest of us get a cold. So like you, I'm hopeful, happy and excited that you/we have a new President.

 

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 So what does any of this have to do with marketing? One of the things that really got my attention during the election campaign was how Barack Obama understood and used social media to raise funds, to reach out, connect and get his message across to so many people in so many ways. We could all learn a few lessons from his online marketing strategies.

 Check it out, grab a free copy over at Edelman, Digital Public Affairs... download

 Another good read on this topic is Barack in Business  by Chris Brogan

 

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 from Be Careful Out There...  by Peg Silloway

- whatever you write and publish to the Internet can be seen by anyone

- and that it never, ever goes away

 

 from Are You Hiding Behind Member's Only Posts? You Might Want to Read This  by Shane O'Gorman

- Do you really think its only agents who read the members only posts?

- Never forget that anyone can sign up for an AR account

 

  and from Don't Get Sued  by Seth Godin

  "Before you write something negative about another person, you need to realize that the casual nature of your post doesn't protect you from a lawsuit"

 

 

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 If you're time challenged like me and there aren't enough hours in a day to sort through the mountains of info being posted on the web, here are some of my favorite reads from the past few days...

- The Winnie the Pooh Guide to Blogging  by James Chartrand

- Apple faces credibility crisis over Jobs' health  by Tom Krazit

- BMW seeks opinionated porsche drivers  by Marc van Wageningen

 

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- Blog Tips for Rain Drips  Rich Jacobson

- How To Create an ActiveRain Outside ActiveBlog - 10 Easy Steps  Brad Andersohn

 

- ActiveRain from 97 feet up  Jonathan Washburn

- Focus On Things You Can Control Rather Than Things You Can't Control  Justin Williams

- Why your company needs an on-line community manager!  Matthew Kelly

- Hey Mr. Google... What's up with the Comments in Google Alerts?  Missy Caulk

- Add Your Blog Posts to LinkedIn For More Social Media Market Exposure  Bill Gassett

- Do you show courtesy to those blogs that you reblog?  Jeff Belonger

- Bloggers - Would a Judge Rule in Your Favor?  Teri Ellis

- Different Roles for Different Social Media Sites? What Do YOU Use & Why?  Tina Gleisner

- An upside to the down economy?  Fred Light

- Filthy Stinking Rich!  Dave Park

- Twitter Works! I Got A New Client Because I "Tweet"!  Michelle Minch

- Do You Write What YOU Want, or What CONSUMERS Want?  Jeff Dowler

- DYI Home Staging  Kristina

- 30 Days Free, MP3, and Me  Margaret Rome

- Free Virtual Tours  Jen Bowman

- Goldilocks and the 3 Realtors  Steve@ Amazing Video Tours

 

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 The posts listed above are just a small sample of the news,  ideas and resources from the past few days by some of the sharp cookies that hang out in  The Art Of Marketing You group

 

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Marti, thanks for the wealth of informaion you provided and touched by your comments about my man, Obama... Oh, yes, I am an Obamacrat!  So much so that on the day before the inauguration I was in Calgary teaching a staging class and when in the middle of it one of my wonderful Canadian students reminded me that tomorrow was the day.. I burst into tears and had a hard time getting back my professional composure...  OK, I felt like an idiot, but they understood and were kind to there blubbering idiot of an American instructor...  Thanks to all the Canadians who have had nothing but encouragement over the last year for us as we tried to change history.

January 29, 2009 01:41 PM
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Joanne... believe it or not, the Obama election generated more interest here than our own elections. ;-)

January 29, 2009 06:40 PM
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Hi marti I am just checking in to see how you are doing. It was Jackson Pollock's birthday earlier this week ( I wrote a post about it even though it has nothing to do with real estate) and I thought about you. I am planning on listening in to the radio show about outside blogs today. I am thinking I want to do it but want to be sure that you would be able to help me customize it as much as possible. I will be in touch with you soon and hope all is well in your world!

January 30, 2009 07:20 AM
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Marti, Hello!!

From one half Irish/half French Canuck to another.....you're amazing at pulling together these super informative and entertaining posts. I especially enjoyed the BMW one....now that's VERY innovative marketing.

Jo

January 30, 2009 02:46 PM
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Russell... if you like Jackson Pollock, check out his biography (movie) by Ed Harris, it's excellent.

Jo... gawd there seems to be a lot of the Irish/French mix around here. ;-)

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