Visuals and Social Media Marketing

Perhaps you’ve been told pictures are worth a thousand words. And, how visuals are favored on social networking platforms. At times you may feel at a loss for how to use them or the myriad of ways they can be incorporated into your social media marketing efforts.

Today, I have a new article on Social Media Examiner, 26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing. You can read the full post there.

If you’ve found your way to my blog as a result of the article, welcome and thanks for stopping by. You may want to check out my portfolio. Feel free to drop me a line in the comments below or via the contact form.


Content Strategy: An Interview with Kristina Halvorson

Kristina Halvorson was talking about the importance of web content way before others chimed-in on the discussion. In her book, Content Strategy for the Web, she makes the case for having a well-thought out strategy that involves getting others in the organization on board early on, and not leaving content as an after-thought to the design process.

Recently I had the pleasure of doing an interview with Kristina for WebDesigner Depot. The timing was great since she and Melissa Rach have revised the book which was recently published in a second edition by Peachpit.

Check out the interview on WebDesigner Depot and do yourself ( and your team) a favor and invest in your content by getting a copy of 2nd edition of the book.

Two for Two

I’m having a nice day today on the blogosphere with two new posts published, one on Social Media Examiner (SME) and the other on The Content Marketeer. 

The 26 tips post is an A-Z guide providing assorted tips for writing great blog posts. The second post is an article about Dr. Patsi Krakoff and her experiences with content marketing. I enjoyed working on these posts immensely!

You can read the posts on their respective sites.

Fun Finds this Week, January 22, 2012

Every week is a treasure trove of finds online and offline. Here are some of my favorite fun finds this week:

Tools & Applications

Photo Pin
PhotoPin helps bloggers find photos for their blog and makes adding them to their post fast and easy created by Markus Urban. This is a great tool. Makes finding photos easy and Markus even provides the code for attribution!

I discovered Pinterest more than a week ago but have started building more of my boards this week. I’ve been researching Pinterest for an upcoming article. In particular, I’ve loved having a place where I can pin all the wonderful infographics I come across.
I’ve been into the topic of content curation this week and discovered I set up a paper of stories and topics that I enjoy to track.
 Read Dhemley Curation ▸ today’s top stories

As part of my content curation interest I discovered and came across this wonderful publication being curated by @janigordon, Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond. Great stuff being captured here.


The Night Circus
I attended an author reading at Newtonville books last weekend and heard Erin Morgenstern read from her novel, The Night Circus.The book is pure magic and a delight. Really fun to be transported to another time, place and reality.

Content Strategy for the Web
I had the pleasure to interview author, Kristina Halvorson (@halvorson) this week for an upcoming article. I bought the first edition of Content Strategy for the Web in 2010 when it first came out and am looking forward to the release of the second edition by Kristina Halvorson and Melissa Rach due out February.


The first section I go to in the Boston Sunday Globe each week is the Ideas section. And this week I started following them on Twitter, @Globeideas. They also have a great list of people and news organizations they follow which gave me some other great ideas for follows.

What have you discovered this week?
Share your fun finds in the comments below.

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